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o n x) iff il SEE HIM "SWAT 'EM" BOTH. There is no hope of relief from the conditions that now eurse the American people, until both of the old parties have been destroyed. They are the willing and subservient tools of corporate power, and are utterly unable to perform a single noble and patriotic act. This is the sentiment that is breathed forth by every line and picture ia Vox Populi, the illustrated Populist paper that is now producing such a political sensation throughout the United States, and from the columns of which the "above cut is taken. VOX POPULI it a 1 6-page publication, and more than half of each issue is given over to Pictures and Striking Cartoons. The statistical matter of each single number is worth more than the subscription price for an entire year ($1.00). The circulation of VOX POPULI is general throughout the United States Every leading Populist takes it In the campaign of 1895-6 it will appeal te the eye and the intellect of more people than any other journal in the nation. Whether poor or well-off, you cannot afford to do without VOX POPULI. Single copies are sold at 10 cents, bat any sub scriber to the paper in which this advertisement appears, who wishes a sample copy, can get the same by stating that they are subscribers and sending 4 centi in stamps to cover postage, etc., to VOX POPULI, St Louis, Mo. VOX POPULI and The Wealth Makers, both one year tor Si.50, Address. The Wealth Makers. Lincoln. Neb. o rwwW WWWSWWNBrVSVaWWWWWWWWsarNsSWV HILL'S POLITML HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. By Thomas E. HilL This is a large octavo book of 430 pages, condensed by tabulation into a small book that it may be universally sold and circulated at a low price. Its purpose is to clearly present, in a manner entirely non-partisan, the merit attaching to each party. No partiality is shown in behalf of any political organization. Like the dictionary, it simply defines. It gives the best-known argument in favor of each, and leaves the reader free to choose which" he will serve. It treats upon the important live issues of the time, and is an indis pensable work to people who would intelligently discuss the political situation. It is a very exhaustive compendium of Political Facts, and literally answers thousands of questions. To illustrate: What are Democratic principles! What does a single-tax advocate propose' If all tax was placed on land, what would be the tax on the farm! What would be the tax on suburban prop, erty, and how much on the acre worth two million dollars in the center of the city! What does a Republican believe' Why be a Republican and favor high pro tective tariff! What ore arguments for and against protection! What do Um octal lsts want What wouM be tbeo3dll.'7ntU NawtUMo principles praralledl What do the Populists desire! If government owned and operated the banks, and banks never failed, and people never hid their money and all money came out and Into active circulation, and money was so abundant that Interest became low, and all enterprise started up and everybody had employment, what then! What do the Nationalists want! Why nationalize the railroads, the coal mines and various Industries! What do the eipht-hour advocates pro pose! If working certain hours yields cer tain profit, how conld working lesa hours yield more profit! Bow could women be benefited by voting! What started the financial panic of 18931 Who commenced the tirade against silver, that resulted In the repeal of the Sherman law! Who started the stampede on the banks In 18(13, by which 714 of them failed In eight months, and four hundred million dollars S Bound in fine morocco, stamped in gold, convenient and durable S for editors, public speakers and others who wish to use it constantly as a work of reference ?J , Bound in substantial, elegant cloth cl ' Bound in paper cover SENT POSTPAID ON Ani alio for tale at the Use the Northwestern line to Chicago fcow rates. Fast trains. Office 1133 O Itreet () () O O St. Louis, Mo. ( ( 8 o o 0 0 ( o o 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 o 0 0 0 8 0 were drawn out of the banks and hidden within a period of ninety days! Who was President of the United States In 184918581869! Who have been the occupants of the presl dential chair since 18791 Who have been members of the Cabinet during every presidential administration I How many Democrats, Republicans, and members of ot her parties have we had in each and every Congress! How many lawyers in each Conprressl Whence originated the names of "Brother Jonathan," "Uncle Sam," "Loco-Foco," "Silver Greys," etc., etc.! What were the Issues Involved In the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine, the Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave Law,ctc.,ete.! What of the biographical record of the great leaders in ourearly history, Including Washington, Patrick Henry, Hamilton, Webster, Franklin, Elay, Calhoun, Jefferson and others! What has thrown so many people into Idleness of late years! Why so many tramps! What ia the history of the Coxey move ment! When did the coal miners' strike begin and what was the extent of that movement! What are the facts abeut the Pullman strike, the American Railway Union and the boycott of the Pullman cars! What ase the remedies proposed whereby capital and labor may each have Justice! See "Hill's Political History of the United States," i fl.oo .....75 23 RECEIPT OF PRICE, offle. of this Publication. We want yon to notice every new "ad" in our columns. Tbey are put there es pecially for your benefit Adopted by tba Convention at Om aha Nebraska, July 4, 1893. Assembled upon the one hundred and sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the People's Party of America, in their first national conven tion, invoking upon their action the blessings of Almighty God, puts forth in the name, and on behalf of the people of the country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: The conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation; we meet in the midst of a nation 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 demoralised; 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 irapover ished; and the land concentrating in the hands of the capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right of organi sation for self-protection; imported pau perized labor beats down their wage; a hireling army, unrecognized by our law, is established to shoot them down; and tbey 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 prolitlo womb of governmental in justice we breed the two great classes tramps and millionaires. The national power to' create money is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a vast public debt, payable in legal tender currency, has been funded intogold-bear-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 monetized to add to the purchasing pow 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 organised on two continents, and it is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convul sions, the destruction of civilization, or the establishment of an absolute despot ism. We have witnessed for more than a quarter of a century the struggles of the two great political parties for power and plunder, while grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the Buffering people. We charge that the controlling iufluencs 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 ns any subHtantial reform. Tbey have agreed together to ignore, in the coming cam paign, every issue but one. They pro pose to drown the outcries of aplundered people with the uproar of a sham battle over the tariff; so that capitalists, corpo rations, national banks, rings, trusts, watered stock, the demonetization of sil ver, and the oppressions ef tbe usurers may all be lost sight of. They propose to sacrifice our homes, lives uud children on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the multitude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires. Assembled on tbe 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 Bepublio 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 ana tnat 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 oi the world. Our annual agricultural productions amount to billions of doii&rs in value, which must within a few weeks or months be exchanged for billions of dollars of commodities 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 theproducingcia8. We pledge ourselves that if given power we will labor to correct these evils by wise and reasonable legislation, in accordance with the terms of our platform. We believe that the powers of govern mentin other, words, of the people should be expanded (as 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 ine tana. 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 which not only our individual prosperity, but the very existence of free institutions depends; and we ask all men to first help us to determine whether 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 of reform this day organ ized will never cease to move forward un til every wrong is righted and equal pri vileges established for all the men and women of this country. We declare, therefore, UNION OF THE PEOPLE. First, That the union of the labor forces of tbe 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 nplifting 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 tbe same; their enemies are identical. Third. We believe that the time has come when the railroad corporations nreauf row aniicjwp.efuMipirps tv 3 a -5 t LXCxyttJ t ; H a is must own tbe railroads; aud should the government enter upon the work of own ing and managing tbe railroads, wa should favor an amendment to tbe con stitution by which all persons engaged In tbe government service shall be pro tected by civil service regulations of the most rigid character, so as to prevent the increase of the power of the national administration by the nse of such addi tional gonernment employes. FINANCE. We damand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible; issued by the general government only; a full legal tender for all debts public and private; and that without toe use ot DanRingnorporations; a just equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to the people, at a tax not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers' Alliance, , or some better system; also by payments 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. We demand that the amount ofvclr eulating medium be speedily increased to not less than $50 per capita. We demand a graduated income tax. We believe that the money of the country should be kept, as much as pos sible, in the hands ot the people; and 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 savings banks beestablished by the government for the safe deposit of the earnings of the people and the facilitation of exchange. . TRANSPORTATION. Transportation being a means of ex change and a public necessity; the gov ernment should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people. The telegraph and telephone, like the postoffice system, being a necessity, for the transmissionof news, should be owned and operated by the government in the interests of the people. LANDS. The land, including all natural re sources of wealth, is the heritage of tbe people, and should not be monopolized for speculative purposes; andalien owner ship of land should be prohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens, should be reclaimed by the gov ernment and held for actual settlers only. RESOLUTIONS. The following resolutions were offered independent of the platform, and were adopted, as expressive of the sentiments of the convention: Resolved, That wedemandafree ballot and a fair count in all elections, and pledge ourselves to secure to it every legal voter without federal intervention, through the adoption by the states- of the unperverted Australian secret ballot system. Resolved, That therevenuederivedfrom a graduated income tax should be appli ed to the reduction of tbeburdenof taxa tion now levied upon tbe domestic in dustries of this couutrj. Resolved, That we pledge our support to fair and liberal pensions ;o ex-Union soldiers and sailors. Resolved, Tha we condemn the fallacy of protecting American labor under the present system, which opens our ports to the pauper and criminal classes of the world, and crowds out our wage-earners and we denounce the present ineffective law against contract labor, and demand the further restriction of undesirable immigration. Resolved, That we cordially sympa thize with tbe efforts 01 organized work ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and demand a rigid enforcement of the exist ing eight-hour law on government work. and ask that a penalty clause be added to said law. itesolved, Tnat we regard the main tenance of a large standing army of mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton system, as a menace to our liberties, and we demand its abolition, and wecondemn the recent invasion of the Territory of Wyoming by the hired assassins of Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers. Resolved, That we commend to the thoughtful consideration of the people and the reform press, the legislative sys tem known as the Initiative and Referen dum. Resolved, That we favor a constitu tional provision limiting the office of a president and vice president to one term, and providing for the election of the senators by a direct vote of the people. Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corpora tion for any purpose. H. E. Taubeneck, Chairman, Marshall, Illinois. J. II. Turner, Secretary, Georgia. Lawrence McFarland, Secretary, New York. il. C. Rakkin, Treasurer, Terre Haute, v Indiana. Notice our cheap clubbing rates with 'The Prairie Farmer" and "The Picture Magazine." Send in your subscriptions Ton will want good reading matter for the family during the long winter even ings. Errors of Youth SUFFERERS FROM I Herons Debility, YontMnl 1 Indiscretions. Lost Mannooa, J ' BE YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN.) 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This remedy is edapted to every A w weakness in either sex, and especially in those W am cases resulting from imprudence. The recuperative am "powers of this restorative are astonishing, and its am use continued for a short time changes the languid, am debilitated, nerveless condition to one of renewed M life and vigor. m To those who would prefer to obtain H of us, by sa remitting 1, . eeBled package containg 60 pills, carefully cumnmirded, will be aent by mall from Q our private laboratory, or we will furnish 6 pack- 0 ages, which will cure most cases, for $5, Ailutur Sj saorsdly wnUbnttoli HEW ENGLAND MEDICAL INSTITUTE, f No. 7 Tremont Row. Boston, Mass f) Dnplessant Kiperleace of Kmtf' Tat a on ararw Hlaaoarl I'eelfle Freed, Fort Scott, Kan., Feb. 11. The twelve passengers who were snow bound for thirteen hours on the Mis souri, Kansas and Texas railroad near Selma arrived here this morning. The men took turns in carrying coal over the drifts from a caboose which was stranded a short distance ahead. The coal supply was limited and all of the passengers suffered from exposure. The two Missouri Pacific trains which were snow bound near Yates Center arrived on regular time to night They have been blockaded for three davs and nights. The Kansas, Nebraska & Dakota train with passengers, which was stranded at Waverly, was moved as far south as Maple ton, twenty miles north of this city, last night where it encountered more drifts and is still last MANY DEATHS IN EUROPE. Germans and Auetrlitu Frosea oa Roads Influensn Raging In Spain. Berlin, Feb. 11. In many places in Germany the mercury registered 15 to 20 degrees below zero. The Rhine, Neckarand Main are frozen for Ion? distances. , Many persons have died on the road. Vienna, Feb. 11. A severe bora is prevailing at Trieste, Fin me and other places along1 the coast The weather is so extremely cold that the streets are deserted and the theaters closed. A hurricane at Petersburg has done much damage. Numerous deaths caused by the cold are reported from the country districts. Madrid, Feb. 11. The severity of the winter has caused a great increase in the mortality. Influenza bas at tacked all classes. - THE STORM IN THE EAST. Train Service In Bad Snaps Moon Dam age Done In the Sooth. New York, Feb. 11. The storm which sweDt over the East yesterday still hovers in the vicinity of New York and threatens to continue for an indefinite time. The delay of mall and passenger trains caused great anxiety among those who expected friends to arrive. All Western and Northwestern trains were between four and five hours late. At Columbia, S. C; Raleigh, N. C; Atlanta, Oa., and other Southern points the records for low tempera ture were broken, and vast damage was done to truck farms. Every place reported intense suffering. The peach buds of Georgia have been killed and the worst is feared for the trees. Relief for Two State. Kansas City, Ma, Feb 11. A spe cial meeting of the council has been called for to-night by Mayor Davis, who will ask that money be con tributed to the drouth sufferers in Western Kansas and Nebraska. May or Davis sent his check for J100 to-day to Governor E. N. Morrill of Kansas as a personal offering for the relief of the sufferers in Western Kansas. 1 he Santa Fe 111 ookatle Railed. Perry, 0. T., Feb. 11. For the first time in four days trains passed through from Kansas City .on the Santa Fe to-day, the blockade having . been raised. This town received the i first mail and express from the North j since Tuesday to-day. For 300 yards snow, ice and sand were Dan bred from four to eight feet deep in a long cut Theatrical Tronpeaj Snowboond. Washington, Feb. 1 1. The compan ies of a number of New York theaters played here yesterday afternoon at the press club benefit, but were un able to get back to New York last night on account of the heavy fall of snow and many of the most prom; Sent houses had to be closed. Dr. Davis, crown and bridge work, 11th 4 0. The National association of poplar lumber dealers and ' manufacturers met in Cincinnati Friday. Reports showed that business had been un profitable for two years and a plan was presented for a national corpora tion with division offices in various lumber sections HEART DISEASE. Fluttering, No Appetite, Could not Sleep, Wind on Stomach. "For a long time I had a terrible pain at my heart, which fluttered al most Incessantly. I had no appetite and could not sleep. I would be compelled to sit up in bed and belch gas from my stomach until I thought every minute would be my last; There wa9 a feeling of oppression about my heart, and I was afraid to draw a full breath. I could not sweep a room without resting. My husband induced me to try Dr. Miles' Heart Cure and am happy to say it has cured me. I now have a splendid appetite and sleep welL Its effect was truly mar velous." MRS. HARRY E. STARR, Pottsville, Pa. Ir. Miles Heart Cure Is sold on a Traltlm guarantee that the first bottle will bencflt. All (Irucgists sell It at ft 8 bottles for $5, or it will be sent, prepaid, on receipt of price by the Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind. WTiifrnftl.nin BEIT i mil win i in- nu uunu nu THE WAYS AND MEANS COM. M1TTEE CAN'T AGREE. CONSIDER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Sir. Broom rropoaes a Gold Bearing Bond Amendment to the Act of 1878 at a Kate of Intereat Not to Exceed S Fer tent, bat Nearly All the Members Were Against It. Washington, Feb. IL The house ways and means committee took up the president's special bond message at the end of a long session to-day, but so much difference of opinion made itself manifest immediately that the matter was postponed until 3 o'clock Monilay, Mr. llynum of Indiana proposed a resolution to amend the act ot 1875 so as to make it authorize the issue of bonds bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 3 per cent and payable in gold coin. Chairman Wilson proposed a resolution less sweeping in Us scope, to apply only to the contemplated issue, which was the subject of the message, and to empower the secre tary of the treasury to make them payable in gold coin. The Republican members quickly announced their opposition to both plans. Mr. Keed said: "I do not be lieve in borrowing gold by bonds pay able after thirty years, when, accord ing to the secretary of the treasury, we are to have a surplus in the treas ury soon." It was developed by the brief dis cussion that not only the Republi cans, but Messrs. Bryan, Whiting, Wheeler and McMillln of the Demo crats, are opposed to the plan for bonds to be payable by stipulation ia gold. Mr. Turner of Georgia made the motion to make - the mssags ft special order for the time named, which was carried. HAWAIIAN CABLE. The Senate es the 500,000 Appro priation. Washikomv, Feb. it -Secretary Carlisle sent to the senate to-day a response to the resolution adopted at the request of Mr. Hill as to the character of the .forms, interroga tories, eta, used in collecting the in come tax. He says that the forma are strictly within the law as con strued at the treasury department Mr. Washburn presented a favora ble report from the commerce com mittee on the plan for an internation al commission to inquire into the feas ibility of a water way connecting the great lakes with the Atlantic ocean. The rules were suspended' and the resolution was agreed to without de bate. It directs the president to ap point three commissioners to treat with three appointed by Great Brit ain toward securing a route for the proposed water way and to secure such rights of way as may be neces sary. The resolution was agreed to pro viding for the participation of con gress, through a commission of six senators and nine representatives, in the opening of the Chickamagna and Chattanooga national parks, Septem ber 19 and 80 next The proposition to appropriate $500, 000 toward a Hawaiian cable was adopted and the diplomatic bill was passed. The senate at 3:15 began eulogies on the late Senator Stock bridge of Michigan. THE GOVERNMENT PROTECTED Ample l ower to Prevent the Sale of Pacific Bonds on First Mortgage. Washington, Feb. 11. Chairman Re illy of the house Pacific railroads committee visited Secretary Carlisle to-day in accordance with the request of tbe committee to discuss with him the advisability or necessity of new legislation to protect the government interests in the roads by carrying out the intent ot the act of 1877. The secretary is of the opinion that no new legislation is necessary, be lieving that the act referred to con fers all necessary authority upon the executive officers of the government to employ funds, if necessary, to pay first mortgage bonds which are a lien prior to the government payments, which are Boon to become due and which the companies may be unable to meet ' PAY FOR MEMBER'S CLERKS. Permanent Asilatants for Some Con K renamed Provided. Washington, Feb. 11. The house in committee of the whole resumed consideration of the legislative appropriation bill, the pending ques tion being an amendment offered by Mr. Dartlett of New York to pay t.iiA flarlm nf mamliprs Hiirincr thA recess of congress. No quorum ap- a . i. , i. : , : yesterday, but to-day one did and the amendment was carried 124 to 59. Mr. McMillin of Tennessee gave notice that he would demand a yea and nay vote in the house. TRILBYISM FOR REVENUE. Fashionable . New York Women Man aging a t-how of Scenes and Songs. New Yobk, Feb. 11. "Scenes and Songs from Trilby" were given at Sherry's this afternoon and evening for the benefit of the New York Kin dergarten association. Several well known amateurs appeared in the tableaux and Mackenzie Gordon sang. Among the patrons and pa tronesses are Mrs. James A. Burden, Mrs. Robert Abbe, Mrs. Andrew Car negie, Mrs. Paul Dana, Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, Mrs. William li. Dins more. Bird for Labor Commissioner. Topeka, Kaa, Feb. 11. Governor Morrill sent to the senate for confirm ation the name of W. G. Bird of Kan sas City, Kan., to be labor commis sioner to succeed J. F. Todd.