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March 14, 1895
THE WEALTH MAKERS 7 c W WWW WW WW C) () o o o o () r a Lucas Building, () ( ) JL. - ' f WW y Mm Mil 411 j- at ' ri n ) iff ifl SEE HIM "SWAT 'EM" BOTH. There is no hope of relief from the conditions that now carse 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 is tirathAf4 frtrth hw vrv linn Qnri nfrtnrA ill Vnt PfYPTTT.T. th o o ) illustrated Populist paper that is now producing such a political sensation O ) throughout the United States, and from the columns of whiea the above t ) cut is taken. VOX POPULI is a 1 6-page publication, and mere than half of taeh issue ii 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 t 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 cent! in stamps to cover postage, etc., to VOX POPULI, St Louis, Mo. VOX POPULI and The Wealth Makers, both one year tor . 50. Address. The Wealth Makers. Lincoln. Neb. IswwwwwwwwwwwwWwwWWwwwwwwww HILL'S POLITICAL UNITED STATES. By Thomas E. Hill. This is a large octavo book of 450 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 theacreworth two million dollars in the center of the cityf What does a Republican believe! Why be a Republican and favor high pro tective tariff! What are the arguments for and against protection! What do the Socialists want! What would be the conditions it Socialistic principles prevailed! 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 startbJ 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 elfrht-hour advocates pro pose! If working certain hours yields cer tain profit, how could working less hours yield more profit! How could women be benefited by voting! What started the financial panic of 1893! Who commenced the tirade against silver, that resulted in the repeal of the Sherman law! Who started the stampede on the banks In 1893, by which 714 of them failed In eight months, and four hundred million dollars PRICES. Bound in fine morocco, stamped in gold, convenient and durable for editors, public speakers and others who wish to use it constantly as a work of reference $i.oo Bound in substantial, elegant cloth 75 Bound in paper cover 25 SENT POSTPAID ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, Ani alio fat wis it the offlce of this Publication. The new song booli, noir ready for de livery, is immense. Fire in your orders. Thirty-five cents a copy. 00 WW WW www w () ( o o o o St. Louis, Mo. O ) .8 O 'I I i W o 8 () () () () ) () () 8 () () C) () () HISTORY OF THE were drawn out of the banks and hidden within a period of ninety days! Who was President of the United States in 1849 1839- 186U! Who have been the occupants of the prenl dential chair since 1878! Who have been members of the Cabinet during every presidential administration! How many Democrats, Republicans, and members of other parties have we had In each and every Congress! How many lawyers in each Concress! 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, etc., etc.! What of the biographical record of the great leaders In ourearly history, including Washington, Patrick Henry, Hamilton, Webster, Franklin, Clay, Calhoun, Jefferson and others! What has thrown so many people Into idleness of late years! ! Why so many tramps! What is 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 about the Pullman strike, the American Railway Union and the boycott of the Pullman cars! What are the remedies proposed whereby capital and labor may each have justice! See "Hill's Political History of the United States." Anv on" troubled at nieht with a per sistent eoueh ran procure muoh-needed rest by taking a dose of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. PEOPLK's PLATFOUM. Adopted by the Convention at Om aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802 Assembled upon the one hundred nnd Hixteenth 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 tho name, and on beuaU of the jieople of the country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: The couditjonu which surround us best justify our co-operation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to the vertre 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 self-protection; imported pau perized labor beats down their wages; a hireling army, unrecognized by our law, is established to shoot 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.unprecedeuted 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 is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a vast public debt, payable in legal tender currency, has been funded into gold-bearing 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 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 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 suffering people. We charge that the controlling influence 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, trusts, 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, pro vide 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 peopleforeach 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 commodities consumed in their prodtc 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 theproducingclass. 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 ment in 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 jnstify; to the end that oppression, in justice and poverty shalleventuallycease iu the land. While our sympathies as a party of re form are naturally upon the side of 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 duy 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 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 itsspiritenterinto allhearts for the salvation of the republic and the uplifting of mankind. Secoud, 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 are identical. Third. We believe that 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 should favor an amendment to the con stitution by which all persons engaged iu the government servile 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 use of such addi tional gouernmeut 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 the use of baukingeorporations; a just equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to the people, at a tax not to exceed 2 per cent per nunum, to be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Furmers' 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 of cir culating medium be speedily increased to not less thau $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 of 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 be established by the government for the safe deoosit 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 postofflce system, being a necessity, for the transmissionof news, should be owned and operated by the government in the interestsof the people. LANDS. The land, including all natural re sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should not be monopolized for speculative purposes; and alien 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 lor actual settlers only. RESOLUTIONS. The following resolutions were offered independent of the platform, aud were adopted, as expressive of the sentiments of the convention: Resolved. That wedemand afree ballot and a fair count in all elections, and pledge ourselves to secure to it every leiral voter without federal intervention, through the adoption by the states of the unperverted Australian secret bulloo system. Resolved. That therevenuederivedfrom a graduated income tax should be appli ed to the reduction of theburden of taxa tion now levied upon the domestic iu- HnntrieB of this couutry. Resolved, That we pledge our snppo-t to fair and liberal pensions ko ex-Uunm eoldiers and sailors. Resolved, Thave condemn the fallacy of protecting American labor under the present system, wh'ch 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 the efforts of organized work ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and demand a rigid enforcement of the exist ing eighthour law on government work, and ask that a penalty clause be added to said law. Resolved, That 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 itsabolition, 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. Taude.neck, Chairman, Marshall, Illinois. J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia. Lawrence McFauland, Secretary, New York. M. C. Kan kin, Treasurer, Terro Haute, Indiana. Notice our cheap clubbing rates with The Prairie Farmer" and "The Picture Magazine." Send in your subscriptions. You will want good reading matter for the family during the long winter even ings. I Errors of Youth.! SUFFERERS FROM toons Debility, YontMul Indiscretions, Lost Mailood, BE YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN. Many men, from the effect of youthful Impru dence, have brought about a tate of weak new that has reduced the general ivitein to much at to Induce almost every other diesei and the real cauie of the trouble scarcely ever being inspected, they are doctored for everything but the right one. During our extemive college and hospital practice we have discovered new and concentrated reme dies. The accompanying prescription is offered ai a okrtaiji and (U'F.PDY CT'RF, hundreds of cases having been restored to perfect health by lt use after alt other remedies failed. Perfectly pure ingredients must be used In the preparation or this prescription. R Erythroxylon coca, drachm. Jerubebin, f drachm. Helonias Dtoica. ft drachm, (ielsemin, 8 grains. Kxt ignatisB amarss (alcoholic), S (rains. Kxt, leptandra, S scruples. Glycerine, q. s. Mix. Make 60 nllli. Take 1 pill at S p.m.. and another on going to oea. im remeuy is sun pica to every weaaness in timer sex. ana espttiaiiy in inure cases resulting from imprudence. The recuperative powers of this restorative are astonishing, and its use continued for a sliorttime changes the languid, debilitated, nerveless condition to one of renewed life and vigor. To those who would prefrr to Main !t of us. by remitting $1, a settled packsge contalng 60 pills, carefully compounded, will be sent by mail from our private laboratory, or we will furnish 6 pack ages, which will cure most cases, tor & iUwtsri crdly cemJkUnUaL HEW ENGLAND MEDICAL INSTITUTE, J f) No. 7 Tremont Row, Boston, Masuf) IN FASHIONS GLASS. NOVELTIES OF THE SEASON FOR WOMAN'S WEAR. rh I I iimed Hat: May io The Boa mi the Hour The Newest Collar Tha Conqueror's) GravaNotes for 'AVomaa Only. CRUSADE IS starting In behalf of the curling plumes that ar now bo fashionable Its devotees Insist that feathers are not good taste for street wear, but their number Is not yet very great. As a substitute they suggest enormous tioti nt dull hlack felt trimmed most simply with black ribbon and practically raln-proor. a favorite fashion rolls the brim straight hnolc in front, and sets a irreat bow a little at one side of the roll as the only trimming; Indeed, It is made conspicu ously lonesome In this class of hat, 80 that the choicest effects may be asso ciated with severe simplicity. But those verv tilumea are an obstacle for the would-be savers of them, because their hpautv makes their Dossessora long to display them at every oppor tunity. So the befeathered hat Is fa vored by the great majority, even for outdoor wear. One of the handsome types of those hats that set women In a rush for shelter at the first fall of rain or snow is pictured here. It Is round, of black velvet, and garnisnea richlv with black ostrich nlumes. bows and rosettes of black Batln ribbon set off with and seemingly fastened by rhlnestone buttons. Ten plumes are emdoyed in all. and. as Indicated, lit tle height is added thereby. Dutch bonnets are In high favor for Areas occasions. They are being made so wide at the sides, however, that the girls at the theater not only crush against each other.s sleeves, but touch hats also when they move a little from an upright position. Side combs are another fancy of the hour and are be ing made so rich with jewels that the more expensive ones come attached to each other by a chain that passes about the head at the back and Is made secure by a bent gold hairpin. An elaboration of this Idea is shown that Jewels the chain and makes It part of the ornamenting of the coiffure. It is secured to the central prong of the back comb, this comb and the side ones constituting a set. Florette, In Chi cago Inter Ocean. Spring Novelties. The flower boa Is the novelty of the hour. It is the most becoming neck adornment that the Gotham girl has yet worn. So popular are these dainty conceits of flowers, ribbons and lace that even the tailor made young person hnn Htnnnpri to wear one. Some of the most fetching are made of a plaited frill of black lace with a deep rea rose caught in each plait. The collarette tips in front with dark red ribbons which hang over the corsage to the waist line. The yellow laces so popular At nrpHpnt arc combined with flowers In making these boas. One seen recently was composed of little bunches or vio lets. The flowers were sewn to a ribbon ,'ouhdation and encircled the neck, being finished in front with a Jabot of creamy Russian thread lace. An enecuve uuwer boa for half mourning was made of a ruff of white silk caught here and ther with little clusters of black violets. In front the silk hung down In two stole like bands, which were lined to make them stiff and trimmed with tiny frills of fine black lace. With this boa a lace and Jet bonnet shfculd be worn. A charming creation la a fluff of white lace THE BOA OF THE HOUR. with here and there a Jet crescent. By the way, lace bonnets are Just coming Into favor. Many of them are made en tirely of lace, though when combined with Jet they are perhaps more fetching. New York World. A Fad In Xewiipaperdom. The latest fad In newspaperdom Is to get a woman's edition. I don't mean an edition devoted t that all-pervadiag crerfture, woman, but by women for the world at large. Now It 1 the Cleveland Plain Dealer, whose issue of Jan. 24 Is gotten out entirely by women. As is generally the case whenever a wo man or a lot of women start out to prove that they are as good as men, somebody (chivalric man, of course) gave them a good encouraging pat on the back by bidding $1,000 for the first copy of the paper. We, womankind understand, are clamorous for the wiping out of all distinctions between the sexes when it comes to judging of their work. "A free field and no favor," to our battle cry. But when the favor comes In the Shape of $1,000 compliments and lots of pretty things said f show that we have broken masculine recoup, our discrim ination blinks and purrs contentedly. This especial issue of Pfe: Plain Dealer Is as readable as usual. Quite as good aa if the men had not all been streaking It down the front steps and the women Up them, as the frontispiece shows them to be doing. Newspaper work has for uch a long time now been legitimately woman's work and she has had so many years' training In Us needs that ther Is no need for especial marrellng at be fit i in for It. Among the reforms the lady editors would like to see are many most excellent ones, to wit: "Light turned Into the dark places, literally and metaphorically." "The end of the aerial free coal delivery." "Esthetlo lamp posts." "The woman's orjan that will not hint that man is an Inferior be ing." "Street cleaning that cleans." Profitable work for all that need It" "More religion and less theology." In short, these dear, ambitious women are calling for the millennium. Whether U will come on demand Is the doubtful point. All of their improvements are such as would hasten it, however, in that city or any other. And I can't help hoping It will get as far as the "esthetlo lamp posts" in my day, for I should die happier for knowing what sort of a lamp post la an "esthetic one." Chicago Times. These Are the New Collars. A few young women have been seen in town wearing the very latest thing in men's collars. The collar Is a turned down affair, which stands as high as an ordinarily high upstanding collar. It is, perhaps, rather doubled than a turned down collar. It consists of a piece of linen which, when op- ..ed out, Is about six Inches high, or twice the BECOMING TO FRESH FACES height of a very high stand-up collar. One half is bent over and ironed close against the other. The two ends meet together In front. This Is quite a recent invention in British neck wear, although it has naturally been worn longer in London than here. Collars of this kind helped to make Mr. Amarlnth and Lord Reggie of "The Green Carnation" things of beauty. It is still sufficiently uncom mon here to make the wearing of it a mark of the very latest fashion. Women who try to imitate various men's fea tures usually fall to get an exact copy of the real thing. The few young per sons who have these new collars are to be congratulated. The Conqueror's Grave. The poet slowly wandered thro the city of the dead, down the broad ave nues, up the narrow pathways and by the marble and granite dwellings, which clustered 'neath the great ever greens and lonesome sycamores, lilies of the valley and forget-me-nots. Each dwelling told a story for the ones with in a story of things said in the coun cils of state or nation, or of deeds done upon the field of battle, or the ordinary ' story of life. Monument and maulso-. leum, he passed them by with little more than momentary notice, and afar down the hillside, where the fragrance of the flowers was lost, where the white monuments of greatness were no more, he went over a lonely grave whose lit tle headstone simply announced the sleeper's name and when Death came. It was of' this sepulchre that the bard would sing would thrill the pulse of humanity, and tell the better way of life. No, the sleeper had not been a statsman, nor a hero who had fallen on the field of strife. Yet the head stone marked the resting place of a conqueror, and one before whose con quests, victories of battle fields or of the diplomacy pale into trifles, and then vanish into myth. And this con queror was a woman who, in life, lived for othhers; one; in whose eyes the smile of kindness ever shone; one whose sweet sadness drove the pain from those oppressed by the inequali ties of life and turned their eyes to ward heaven. And when Sorrow turned its cruel shafts against her, she met their sting with smiles of gentle firmness, before which the assaults of wrath ceased, to pain no more. When Hate came she vanquished It with love, and when evil passions came she rent their nets with that same gentle wave of that victorious hand that had slain Dispair. And when rhe entered the Light of Lights Eternal the world lost a real Conqueror, a Conqueror of all that needs to be conquered a beautiful heroine for the poet. M. M. Kice Waffles. Two cups of flour, one half teaspoon ful of salt, one teaspoonful of baking; powder, one egg beaten separately, one tablespoonful of butter, one cup of milk, one cup of boiled rice (cold), one half cup of rice water. Sift the dry In gredients together Into a bowl. Make a hole in the center, into which put the rice and the water in which the rice was boiled. Add the well beaten yolk of the egg, the milk and melted butter. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Beat well, and add gently the white of the egg, which has been beaten to a stiff froth. Fry in a well greased waffle iron. Keg Sauce. Put two eggs over the fire to boll hard. Put In a saucepan over the fire a teaspoonful each of butter and flour, and stir them until they are smoothly Mended, then gradually stir in a pint of boiling water, season with salt and peper. Let the sauce boil and place where it will keep hot; when the eggs are hard, shell them, cut into small dice and put them into the sauce. Dolled Icing. Boil one cup of granulated sugar with four tablespoonfuls of water until it drops from spoon in threads. Have ready the beaten white of one egg, and pour the sirup slowly into it, beating all the time. Flavor and spread on cake while warm. Raymond A. Knight is a farmer of Columbia county, Ohio. He and bis wife had a little tiff, and she refused to cook his meals. On this ground be Is suing for a divorce.