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PEOPLE'S! PLATFORM. Adopted by the Conv-ntlon at Om aha Nebraska, Jaly , 1802. Assembled upon the one hundred and sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration ol Independence, the People's Party of America, in their first national conven tion, invoking upon their action the blessings of Almighty God. pats forth in the name, and on behalf of the people of the country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: The conditions which surround ns best justify our co-operation; we meet in the midst of a nalion brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized; most of the states have been compelled to isolate the voters at the polling places to prevent universal intimidation or bribery. The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled; public opinion silenced; business prostrated; our homes covered with mortgages; labor impover ished; and the land concentrating in the hands of the capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right of organi zation for Belf-protection; imported pan. perized labor beats down their wages; a hireling army, unrecognized by our law, is established to snoot them down; and they are rapidly degenerating into Euro pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for afew, unprecedented in the history of mankind, and the pos sessors of these in turn despise the re public and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental in justice we breed the two great classes tramps and millionaires. The national power to create money : nmnntiil tn unrinh bondholders: a ib niji ui jof. vast public debt, payable in legal tender ' m I f .. J 11 Knnn currency, nas oeeu muueu iuiuguiu-ui-ing bonds, thereby adding millions to the burdens of the people. Silver, which has been accepted as coin since the dawn of history, has been de- w orni Tori Arid tn thft nnrohnsinffnow- er of gold, by decreasing the value of all forms of property, as well as human la bor, and the supply of currency is pur posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank rupt enterprise, and enslave industry. A vast conspiracy against mankind has been organized on two continents, and it is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convul- am - Glimpses of the World THE ROYAL CHEM1QRAPH EDITION DE LUXE. A superb volume, 11 x 14 inches in size, full Turkey Mor occo red under gold edges, round corners, gold side stamp, 268 full page views of the entire world of nature and art. Descriptions by JOHN L. STODDARD. The newly discovered Chemigraph Process produces pictures which in color and finish are exact reproduc tions of actual photographs. This magnificent book, regular price $20.00. now offered to our subscribers for $10.00, $2.00 down and $2.00 monthly until paid for. THE I THE I THE KaBONAI I NATIO I Nation CrcioftDi CWpciop "V0L.I VDLH VCLE AB-FU GA-P1 QU-Wi . L : : The Peoples' Family Atlas of the woria This book contains: 17$ Pages Maps; I0S Pages Uaz etteer; U Piles Statistics; 212 Pares History; 294.M Words ot Historical aad Des criptive Mattsr; IM.M Names of Cities, Towasaad Villages; 27S Illustrations. An Accurate and Au thentic Atlas. The maps alone contained in this Atlas if bought separ ately would cost $ti0.50. Our subscribers may Ccure the complete k, handsomely bound in half Russia, for only tit.OO. $2.00 down and $2.00 monthly until paid for. The Atlas, charges If f lions, the destruction of civilization, or the establishment 01 an aoeoiute ueupw. ism. We have witnessed for more than a quarter of a century the struggles 01 the two great political parties tor power and plunder, while-grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the suffering people. We charge that tne controlling mnuem-e dominating both these parties have per mitted the existing dreadful conditions to develop, without serious effort to prevent or restrain them. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. They have agreed together to ignore, in the coming cam paign, every issue but one. They pro pose to drown the outcries of a plundered people with the uproar of a sham battle over the tariff; so that capitalists, corpo rations, national banks, rings, trut, watered stock, the demonetization of sil ver, and the oppressions of the usurers may all be lost sight of. They propose to sacrifice our homes, lives and children on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the multitude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires. Assembled on the anniversary of the birthday of the nation, and filled with the spirit of the grand generation of men, who estab lished our independence, we seek to re store the government of the Republic to the hands of "the plain people," with whose class it originated. We assert our purposes to be identical with the purpose of the national constitution: "to forma more perfect union, establish justice, in sure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty ourselves and our posterity." We declare that this republic can only endure as a free government while built upon the love of the whole people for each other and for the nation; that it cannot be pinned together by bayonets, that the civil war is over and that every passion and resentment which grew out of it must die with it; and that we must be in fact, as we are in name, one .united brother hood. Our country finds itself confront ed by conditions for which there is no precedent in the history of the world. Our annual agricultural productions amount to billions of dollars in value. which must within a few weeks or months be exchanged for billions of dollars of Anmmniiit,ia consumed in their produc tion; the existing currency supply is wholly inadequate to make this exchange. The results are falling prices, the forma tion of combines and rings, and the im poverishment of the producing class. We pledge ourselves that if given power we will labor to correct these evils by wise These Peerless Books FOIL- OUR PATRONS We have made arrangements to furnish our friends and patrons with these unrivaled works, which have hitherto been sold only for cash, at reduced prices and on terms within the reach of all. lion You Hay Got Them Remember, Subscribers Only T1 j. - . t- The National Cyclopedia By Hoa. Jonithia Periam, editor of the Prairie Farmer: for forty years a practical farmer and stock breeder. The National Cyclope dia is the standard for the Farmer, the Stock Doc tor, the Breeder, the Stock -raiser, the Narseryaua, the Dairyman, the Garseaer, the Hoasewife, and in the libra ry as a work of reference. Venetian cloth binding with gold stamping. . This invaluable work for all agriculturists has been regularly sold for $12.00 per set. We now offer it to our subscribers for only $5.00 per set; $2.00 rlnwn And the balance in to this paper may obtain any of these books on payment of a small fraction of the price, the bal ance being payable in month ly installments per following: monthly payments of 1 T- tarh Tn ramnlete set will be delivered free of carnage charges on re ceipt of first payment. fT prepaid, sent to any address on re- The White House Cook Book Mi 1 ir'"Tp:;:nB"'!l'l!!,!l!(l!ini,:. ,1 ! UPITTTV - I If You Are NOT a Subscriber Subscribe at Onco And Avail Yourself of this Unsurpassed Offer By HUGO ZIEMANN Ex-Steward of the White House, and MRS. F. L. GILLETTE. Almost too well known to need des cription. Certainly the Unrivaled and Peerless Cook Book... Over 1HCJ0 tested recipes. Articles on Dinner Giving, Ta ble Etiauette. the Health, etc., etc.600 large pages, Douna in cream wnue en ameled cloth. Reeular price $3. To our subscribers f2.H:onlv fiOc down and $1.00 monthly until paid for. THK WEALTH MAKERS. and reasonable legislation, In accordance with the terms of our platform. We believe that the powers of govern ment in other words, of the people should be expanded (a in the case of the postal service) as rapidly and as far as the good sense of an intelligent people, and the teachings of experience, shall justify; to the end that oppression, in justice and poverty shall eventually cease in the land. While our sympathies as a party of re form are naturally upon the sideof every proposition which will tend to make men intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we nevertheless regard these questions im portant as they are as secondary to the great issues now pressing for solution; and upon wnicn.noi oniy our wamuuui prosperity, but the very existence of free institutions depends; and we ask all men to first help us to determine wneiner we are to have a republic to administer, be fore we differ as to the conditions upon which it is to be administered; believing that the forces ol reiorm inis aay orgau to move forward un til every wrong is righted and equal pri- .. . r 11 1 vileges estaDiisnea lor an me uieu ouu women of this country. We declare, therefore, UNION OP THE PEOPLE. First, That the union of the labor forces of the United States this day con summated, shall be permanent and per petual; may its spiritenter into all hearts for the salvation of the republic and the uplifting of mankind. Second, Wealth belongs to him who creates it; and every dollar taken from industry, without an equivalent, is rob bery. "If any man will not work neither shall he eat." The interests of rural and civic labor are the same; their enemies km iuf. ila 1 mi.s.j w KniiavA tli at. the time has come when the railroad corporations will either own the people or the people must own the railroads; and should the government enter upon the work of own ing and managing the railroads, we aiiMiilri favor an amendment to the con stitution by which all persons engaged in the government service shall be pro tected by civil service regulations of the moat, ririri ihftpnotr ho as to Tirevent the increase of the power of the national . . L JJi administration oy tne use 01 sucn sum tioual gonernment employes. FINANCE. We damand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible: issued by the general gov'ernment only; a full legal tender for all debts public and private: and that Pictorial Wonderland of Painting and Sculpture A charming volume of over 600 pages, containing over 200 lovely half-tone reproductions of the World's Mediaeval and Madera MASTERPIECES OF ART, with descriptive and biographic text and portraits of leading artists. Bound tn brown silk cloth with gold stamp. A feature of this work is the reliable pronouncing index of the artists represented. A book that should be in every home. Delightful alike for both young Reguiar price $8.00; to our subscribers for $5.00, $1.00 down and $2.00 monthly until paid for. Delivery on receipt of first payment. - Illustrated Home Book of the I World's , ; Great Nations Geographical Historical Pictorial The Scenes, Events, Manners and Customs of Many Nations, An cient and Modern, graphically described by pen and pencil. Hundreds of well writ ten articles over one thousand illustrations. A fascinating book for all. 670 pages, bound in fine Enirlish cloth with elaborate black and gold cover design. our subscribers for $4.00; $1.00 down 1 1 I PRICE LIST Cash Monthly PRICE , with Order Payment Glimpses of the World. . . $10.00 $2.00 $2.00 The People's Atlas .... 9.00 2.00 2.00 Pictorial Wonderland . . . 5.00 1.00 2.00 Magner's Horse & Stock Book 6.00 1.50 1.50 The White House Cook Book 2.50 .50 1.00 The National Cyclopedia . 5.00 2.00 1.50 The World's Great Nations . 4.00 1.00 1.00 The books will be delivered to any subscriber, free of expense, on receipt of the first payment. Magner's Standard Horse and Stock Book A complete Cyclopedia for Farmers and Stockmen. Prof. Magner's Secret System of Taming and Educating Un broken and Vicious Horses. Special instructions on Shoe ing, with over 130 drawings of different kinds of Shoes. A com plete Stock Doctor and Breeders Handbook. Departments on Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Poultry, Dogs and Bees. 1214 pages. 1756 illustrations. T'.iis invaluable work for all stock owners put within the reach of all our subscribers. Price $6.00, $1.60 down and $1.60 monthly until paid for. Deliv ery, carriage charges paid, on receipt of first payment. a just equitable and efficient means ol riitrilntutn iliwt tn t lm tiMlIiIn. at a tax not to extved 2 er cent xr annum, to vIiImI n mit forth in the sub-treas ury plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or some better system; also by payment in discharge of its obligations for public improvements: We demand free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ration of 16 to 1. ur. ,iU!ra ml that thn nmount of cir culating medium be speedily increased to not less than i&oper capita. We demand a graduated income la. Wo haliava that the monev of the country should be kept, as much as pos sible, in the bands 01 tne peopie; auu hence we demand that all state and na tional revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. We demand that postal pavings uanas beestabtished by the government for the safe deposit of the earnings of the people and the facilitation of exchange. TRANBrOBTATIUn. Transportation being a means of ex change and a public necessity; the gov ernment should own and operate the vailmaria in th interest of the neoole. The telegraph and telephone, like the postofflce system, oeing a necessity,, ior ho t.PBnamiiuiionof news, should be Owned and operated by the government in the interests 01 tne peopie. LANDS. Th land, inelndinir all natural re sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should not De monoponzea for speculative purposes; and alien owner hin nl Innd should be nrohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess oi tneir actual .ula anil nil lands now owned bv aliens', should be reclaimed by the gov ernment and held for actual settlers only. RESOLUTIONS Tka fallmrinir reHol ntions were offered independent of the platform, and were adopted, as expressive of the sentiments nf f IkA nnnirontion! Resolved, That we demand a free ballot and a fair count In all electrons, and pledge ourselves to secure to it every fln-oi voter without federal intervention. through the adoption by the states of the unperverteo Australian secret uunui system. .. .. uiul That thn revenue derived from AWOVl , , ... , a graduated income tax should be appli- ed to tne reaucuuu ui ureuuiuram Men tion now levied upon the domestic m dustries of this couutry. and $1.00 monthly for enf to fair and liberal peuoioue io u 1 . . 1 .U HtlH III AM RetolTvd, Tba.HecondetnoUtck. of protecting Amr-rlciM labor utsds, prment ytm, which opnour poj tne pauper nuu cnioinw -j world, anu crnwui uniuur v- -and we denounce th prwwnt ineK. : . .n.u..tui mtsA (If law okbiubi wiiuiiwtiiMwit"-- - i the further restriction of naaeit immigration. ' I Resolved, Tbat w corC-i. J K thize with the efforta of orB,xJ itigmen to nhorter the honraotlaM demand a rigid enforaaMBt of the ing eight-hour law on govtrsment and ask that a penalty daw be ad. ! J I " I ma taw, ... I Resolved, Tbat wt rrra xmJ tenanceofa large taai'.rx ....imn.viiia knnnrn the t int syotem, aa a menace toonr KDerm we demand its abolition, and wecot the recent invasion of tfce Tertlt, Wyoming by tba mrM Plutocracy, aseiated by Feiaral ol Keeolved, That we commend t .t.n..l.f(iil nnnaiilanrlna of tm I and the reform preaa, the kjislatw tem known ae the Initiative and K dnm. I D.l.ul That-. Bra fawOT a COl tioual provision liminnx se oun president and vice president to on ana nniviuuiir iir iw .nn.tni.. hv a. diManl- vote of the itv aaaai ws a wm - ' -n. mi . x u'i m an iteaoivea, mac weocpow "j or nauonai aia to mmj pni tiua ior euiy uuinjn. tt m . MllHt Illinois. i ,r if.. J. H. Tdrnkr, Becrttry. Georgia. La whence McFARLAKn, Secretary , M. C. Rankin, Treaeurer, Terre H inuiauo. ADMIRAL CHERARDI RETII He Leave a Nobl Kauord Behind of Forty-KlsrUa Vr eervloe. Washingtox, No. U. At noonl day there was placed on the retiv list the commandant of the Raw XI navv vard. Admirat Bancroft ; G( ardi, one of the Tew" old war munders now in the naval berv and known in naval parlance as' "Sea-froing admiraL" He leave hind him a career of distinction of hard fighting and severe se without a blemish. His total a service amounts to forty-tight yl and five raontlia, and twentyi years and eight months of that sen were spent at sea. Striker Wordno Onllty of Murder. Woodland, CaL. Nov. 12.-Salem Worden, one of the American Ba way anion men charged with havic wrecked a Southern Pacific train dii ing the strike in July last, cansin? the death of Engineer Clark ana fou United States soldiers, was convictel of murder in the first dejree yester day. The jury offered norecommei datioh. ' The penalty is death or lifl imprisonment. The otner accasec train wreckers will be promptly tried. 1 - ft' bo llODd las BO. : Washington, Nov, 12. The repoi telegraphed from New Torn and pu lished in the morning ;. papers th anotner $50, 000,000 bona issue us' been determined upon is witho foundation, but Secretary Carlisle h' not changed in the least his poL with respect to the issue of by and if it is found neewaerry to i bonds to maintain ereO t"ity w. issuea witnout tne least seaiti The present conditions do Dot, rant such action. ' Chicago's Hayoraltr CMtost Oi Chicago, Nov. 12. Judge Sci day dismissed the petition election contest case of Oeorl Swift against Mayor Hopkins, t closed the content in the loweA over the mayoralty election 0 December, but - Attorney Ji S. V representing Swift, the Rep contestant, gave notice of app . jllg KU I.oula Urm Impng St. Louis, Mo Nov. 11 T tinental National bank' of t to-day entered an attachmei against the Seigel gas fixtur pany, one of the largest in t for $19,534. the face of notes by the stock , in trade of the company which, the bank al its suit, is being disponed of lentlv. ' TIRED, WEAK, NERVOUS, Could Hot Sleep, Prof. L. D. Edwards, of Preston. Idaho, says: I wa3 all run down, weak, nervous and irritable throujr't overwork. 1 sulTered from brain fa tljjue, mental depression, etc. 1 be came 80 weak and nervous that could not sleep, I would arise tired, discouraged and blue. I bcaa taking Dr. Miles' Nervine and now cverythinir Is changed. 1 6lcep soundly, I feel bright, active and ambitious. I can do more in one day now than I used to do in a week. For this great pxd I give Dr. Miles' Restorative is'crvine the sole credit. It Cures." T)r. Miles' Nervine Is sold on s retire rnarantoe that the first botlle will bt-noiit. All druggists sell I tat $1,6 bottles for 15, or It will be aent, prepaid, on receipt of prlco by the Dr. allies Medical Co., Elkhart, luj. lUaolfoi. Tbat we uw v I, f " 1 1.' :- T 1 I your If re, down in your tnat beart you can not have a feeling tbat there wrong. You don't like : to seieV ting tk4 -.- of theci ; .3- hunger and crime stalking Yon aay it is the fault pie, but vu do not aay it witbr thrt , impulse that cornea of a complete conviction. You do not approve of the open bribery of congress by which a few get millions they never earn," which means that the many, who are poor, lose millions they are entitled . to. 1 say there are times when yon think things on these lines tbat you would not for considerable have your party associates know. They think the same things but keep it to them selves. You are afraid to be out spoken in your thoughts, as it would lubject you to ridicule and probably financial loss. It takes a hero to defy public opinion for truth's sake. Ana o you go on supporting a system yon io not like, supporting a party ba jause you are not able to brave the ridicule of friends, support a tyranny because you do not know jnst now to ihange it A little study of reform books will do wonders for you, my friend. Just try it Coming Natiaw. yo.