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117 1-2 Whitehall St.
Til OS. E. WATSON, - - President.
C. C. POST, - - - Vice-President.
D. N. SANDERS, - - Sec. & Treas.
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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1892.
Please Take Notice
Qf the change in price of this pa
per in clubs. Our temporary offer
of the People’s Party Paper in clubs
of 10 for 50 cents per year is with
drawn, and in the future we will be
compelled to have 75 cents in clubs.
We will, however, permit those who
are now making clubs on that rate
to complete the clubs already begun
‘at the 50 cents rate, but after that
will be obliged to require 75 cents.
The 10 cent trial rate is continued
until further notice, and we trust will
continue to be taken advantage of
by our friends to introduce the paper
whenever possible.
10 Cents.
For Two Months
We will send this paper on trial
Two Months, for only Ten Cents, in
clubs of not less than ten.
For Clubs of 50, accompanied
with $5.00, we will send to the getter
up of the club a copy of either
“Driven from Sea to Sea,”
by C. C. Post, a work that has had a
• sale of over 50,000 copies, or
“Congressman Swanson,”
A new work just from the press by
the same author.
Or for a club of 100 with $lO, we
wftl send both books post paid to th‘e
getter up of the club.
Both of these books are intensely
interesting, being in the form of fic
tion, but illustrating the “terrible
wrongs” done to the “common peo
Everybody should read them, and
anybody who will can get up a club
of trial subscribers and get at least
one of them. Try it.
Hon. Thus. E. Watson’s Address
Should be Read by the Millions.
The friends of Reform cannot do
a better thing for the cause than to
circulate the address of Hon. Thos.
E. Watson, which appeared in the
People’s Party Paper of March
In order that it may be circulated
at very small cost, we will put it into
a two page supplement form and fur
nish it to the people at 75 cents per
hundred copies, or in smaller num
bers, not less than ten, at one cent
Send in your orders.
Bring the matter before your Sub-
Alliance, union or lodge, and have
the Secretary order a lot.
This address places the whole sit
uation clearly before the people, and
wherever read will greatly strengthen
the People’s Cause.
Address orders, with the money,
to People’s Party Paper,
Atlanta, Ga.
The campaign committee urges
that every possible effort be made to
get subscribers for the People’s
Party Paper. It is the safest, surest
and cheapest campaign work that
can be done.
To Elect Delegates to Omaha.
Agreeable to the instructions of
the executive committee, and the au
thority with which they vested us,
we hereby fix the eighth day of
June as the date for the election in
each of the congressional districts of
Georgia of delegates to the national
convention of the People’s Party to
be held July 4th for the purpose of
nominating candidates for president
and vice-president of the United
Each county is entitled to twice
the number of delegates to the con
gressional convention that it has
members in the general assembly.
Each congressional district con
vention will elect four delegates from
the district and vote for eight dele
gates from the State-at-large to
the Omaha convention, and will re
port the vote on delegates-at-large
to the secretary of this committee,
who will compile the total vote from
all the districts, and the eight men
who shall be found to have received
the largest total vote from all the
districts when counted shall be the
eight delegates-at-large from the
The different districts will meet in
the following places on the eigth day
of June next, at the hour of noon,
and proceed to elect delegates as
Ist Districh—Statesboro, Chatham
2d District Camilla, Mitchell
3d District—Fort Valley, Houston
4th District LaGrange, Troup
sth District Atlanta, Fulton
6th District Griftin, Spalding
7lh District—Rome, Floyd county.
Bth District—Athens, Clark coun
9th District Gainesville, Hall
10th District—Thomson, McDuf
fie county.
11th District Way cross, Ware
The chairman of the different
county committees should call a
meeting at some convenient place in
thfiir respective counties of ali who
propose to act with the People’s
Party not later than June 4th, at
which time and place delegates to
the congressional conventions should
be elected.
By order of the campaign com
C. C. Post,
M. I. Branch,
M. D. Irwin,
John T. West,
A. W. Ivey,
Oscar Parker, Secretary,
Whitehall St.
Atlanta, Ga., April 25, 1892.
Notice to Members of Congressional
Executive Committees.
Members of the Congressional
Executive Committees are requested
to meet on June Bth at the respec
tive places already mentioned in
another column, for the meetings of
the Congressional conventions for
the election of delegates to Omaha.
At this time the respective Execu
tive Committees should organize bv
electing Chairman and Secretary of
same, also set a time and place for
holding a convention to nominate
Congressmen from their respective
By order of Campaign Committee,
Oscar Parker, Sec’ty,
117 f Whitehall st.
Atlanta, Ga., May 10, ’92.
Speakers Appointments.
Good speakers will be sent to speak
for the People’s Party as follows:
Perry, Houston county, Saturdav,
May 28th.
Vienna, Dooly county, Monday,
May 30th.
Sumner, Worth county, Tuesday,
June Ist.
Adel, Berrien count, Wednesday,
June 2d.
Moultrie, Colquitt county, Thurs
day, June 3d.
The land sharks, grain sharks, loan
sharks, trust sharks, railroad sharks
and all other kinds of sharks are
members of the old parties, and
dominate the party policy of both.
These call the People’s movement
as “anarchical and dangerous.” Yes
dangerous to sharks!—Allen News,
800 Hoo; Wee-e-e-e.
I says to Sarge the other day,
“Sarge, as sure as you’re a living man
the Democratic papers all over the
land are weakening in their fight on
the People’s Party. They’re scared,
Sarge, and they are getting ready to
take water, every dog-on’ed one of
“I tells you its natural to want to
go with the prosesh ; in spite of prin
ciples people always try to keep close
to the band wagon. And then you
know the Democrats ain’t got any
principle to hold ’em back and so
they’re meditating a speedy adjourn
ment in our favor, and are fixing up
their toys and are getting ready to
fall into line.
Their papers are beginning to
quarrel among themselves and to ac
cuse each other of being to blame in
driving the Alliancemen out of the
Democratic fold ; and they are near
ly all asserting their own innocence
in the matter, and urging each other
to use gentleness and persuasion and
brotherly love in their relations with
us to entice us back again.
These papers are—some of them
—weeping, evidently from the tone
of their voices, and saying, “I didn’t
do it, oh, People’s Party, don’t blame
And here is a paper quoting from
the Fort Valley Leader—both of
them Democratic saying, “The
Democratic party is not in a position
to be dictatorial; it should be pa
tient, kind, indulgent etc.” And
then it pleads that the Democratic
party has not been in power for thirty
years and the People’s Party ought
to consider this and not put too much
blame on it.
Mighty well I know what this kind
of cringing means ; it means present
alarm and future repentance and co
pious tears. 800-hoo, wee-e-e-e-e.”
They Begin to See It.
What part will the new Third
Party play in the coming presidential
campaign ? This is the question that
the politicians are asking one anoth
er, and the leaders of both parties
are unable to answer. There can be
no denying the fact that many of the
southern representatives are very
much alarmed at the and
strength displayed by this new ele
ment in national politics, The Re
publican representatives from the
west ami northwest are also worried
at the outlook.—N. Y. Herald.
The only consolation we can ten
der the G. O. P. bosses is of the kind
offered by the negro foreman to his
massa on returning from a tour of in
spection after a hail storm. “The
crap is ruined, said the old man, but
thank God massa, it is a general
thing.” The great reform movement
will show no distinction, gentlemen,
but will destroy both machines,
with the utmost impartiality.
Pinkerton Thugs to be Investigated.
The committee having in charge
Congressman Watson’s resolution
calling for an investigation of the
Pinkerton cut throats, has found the
pressure so strong that it is compell
ed to report the resolution to this
house. This is another triumph of
of the People’s Party delegation in
that body. Mr. Watson has insisted
that he did not care whether the
committee should make a favorable
or an adverse report. All he has
asked is that it make some kind of a
report that will bring the subject be
fore the house. This done, our rep
resentatives ■will make it exceedingly
interesting for the plutocratic sup
porters of this infamous gang. The
discussion will make mighty interest
ing reading.
Notice to P. P. Men.
Cannot the county committeemen
and other zealous workers in the re
form cause interest themselves in
collecting a quarter or a dime from
each earnest P. P. man for campaign
purposes? The enemy say that we
will fail for want of election funds.
We neither seek nor desire a corrup
tion fund, but w r e do need a fund to
disseminate reform literature and to
pay the expenses of the speakers.
It is the people’s fight; let the peo
ple sustain it. Send contributions to
Oscar Parker, Secretary Campaign
Committee, 1174 Whitehall Street,
Atlanta, Ga.
The So-Called Fulton Bounty Demo
cratic Mass-Meeting—A Monkey
and Parrot Pow-Wow.
Gentle reader, did you ever wit
ness a red hot difference of opinion
among the boys on a base-ball
"round ?
Well, this so-called mass-meeting,
last Saturday week,was somewhat like
unto it—only a good deal more so.
I have attended many conventions
in my day, but must say this one
takes the cake.
With a very few exceptions the
whole thing was run by the kids of
the former Democratic party.
A few old men took seats, but
when the row began they began to
sidle ’round till out of the thickest
of it, and were only lookers on.
There never was sufficient order
in the house for any proposition to
be heard or intelligently acted upon;
but the Cleveland element being
overwhelmingly in the majority, de
clared a straight Cleveland delega
tion elected.
Then little Clarkie Howell called
the Hill boys together and amid
great confusion, soon declared a di
vided delegation elected.
One fact was clearly demonstrated
by this unsuccessful effort to hold a
convention, viz :
The people in town, as well as in
the country have determined to do
away with the little ling business
and have a voice in public affairs.
The effort of the two little “clubs,”
through a few officers, to fix the
whole thing was the climax of
The newspaper boys and the pin
feather lawyers ruled the roost.
The country men were not in it—
they were conspicuously absent.
Outside of the few young aspiring
politicians, the crowd seemed to take
it as a good-natured frolic.
And these are the fellows who pre
sume to open the eyes of the “mis
guided farmers” of Georgia, and dic
tate to them how to vote.
Verily, the g. o. p. is in a bad way,
so far as Fulton county is concerned.
E. C.
The Boss Joke of the Season.
And now comes your uncle Joe
Brown—the grandest old Democrat
of them all—and says to the people
of Georgia that it would be a fatal
mistake to go into the People’s
He’s another one of the old guard,
who “saved the State” in the dark
days of reconstruction.
Who ever thought that he would
join the bloody-shirt brigade and
unite in the crazy yell of “negro su
premacy ?”
When the other fellows “saved
the State.” this grand old Democrat
is one of the fellows that had her
Ain’t it funny ?
Joe Brown went out of the Demo
cratic party at the back door, at a
time when there was some sense in
this cry of “a white man’s govern
ment,” and became Bullock’s Su
preme Justice, and only abandoned
the Republican crowd when they
were hopelessly routed.
But your uncle Joe, he’s a sly old
coon—like Dickens’ fellow, “devilish
sly”—and he did’nt have to slip
back into the g. o. p. at the back
door. No sir—not your uncle Joe.
He’d been quietly working the wires,
and the first thing anybody knew,
in stalks Joe Brown through the
front door—as big a Democrat as
“Who left that front door open ?”
asked the former bosses.
“Alf and John 8.,” was the an
And it was even so.
The old horny-handed farmer,
Gordon, couldn’t live in Washington
on that little $6,000 a year, and Joe
got him a job as a railroad attorney
at $14,000 —notwithstanding the fact
that he wasn’t any lawyer—and John
stepped out, and Alf opened the
door, and Joey stepped in—was a
full-fledged Democratic Senator be
fore he had time to get out of his
Republican uniform.
When you come to think about it,
this letter of our venerable old
friend is the biggest joke of the sea
son—and so it will be considered by
the great mass of the sober, thinking
people of Georgia. E. C.
Tattnall County Organizes.
Reidsville, Ga., May 14, 189’2.
The People’s Party of Tattnall
county was fully organized to-day.
A large and enthusiastic crowd was
The meeting was called to order
by W. E. Southwell, chairman of the
county executive committee.
Colonel Peek was introduced to
the large audience, and for an hour
and’a half held the attention of the
people. His speech was a gem ami
clearly showed that the only relief
to be expected would come by the
people uniting under the banner of
the People’s Party and marching on
to victory. At the close of his mag
nificent address he called for a vote
of those who would support the
People’s Party, and out of a court
house full of people only three held
up their hands as being opposed
to the movement. The rest went
solid for the People’s Party.
In the afternnoon an organization
was perfected and delegates elected
to the various conventions and com
mittees for each militia district. In
our delegations we selected alliance
men and non-alliancemen to serve.
After the organization, that grand
old war-horse, F. D. Wimberley,
shelled the old parties, and laid it on
to the satisfaction of all present. He
surely gets there Eli!
Now for work ! And you can
count on Tattnall doing her dead
level best.
B. F. Alexander,
Morgan County.
May 14th, 1892, will long be re
membered by the people of Morgan
county as a Waterloo to bossism and
ring-rule. i
The day was bright and sunny,
and the occasion was the meeting of
the Morgan County Farmers’ Alliance
at Madison.
Brothers Walker and Chupp had
been invited to address the Alliance
on reform, and the democrats (so
called), fearing a bolt from the tyrant
yoke of plutocratic misrule, called
the Morgan county democratic club
to meet in Madison on the same day
and invited Mr. Burnett, an Athens
attorney, to deliver an address to
Brothers Walker and Chupp, to
gether with a large number of intel
ligent and substantial Alliancemen,
having expressed a desire to organize
a People’s Party, and the democratic
club having proposed terms for a
joint discussion of questions of pop
ular interest, the Alliance, which
though a training school in political
and democratic economy, is strictly
non-partisan, attended as rapidly as
possible to its business and then
turned the court house over to the
democratic club, thereby pursuing
the even tenor of its way in a strictly
non-partisan manner and granting to
its members, as it has always done,
that liberty of thought and freedom
of speech which is the sacred birth
right of every American citizen.
After an agreement as to the time
to be occupied by the respective
speakers of the democratic and Peo
ple’s Party, the fun began.
The ball was opened by Mr. Bur
nett, of Athens, who told us that it
was a lovely day and that “the wheat
was locking the sunshine in its gol
den grain”—as we have often heard
Mr. Grady exclaim. He also told us
that “the Lord is good, very good, to
us”—which we have always be
lieved, having been taught in our
early youth that only “Man’s inhu
manity to man makes countless
thousands mourn.” lie wreathed in
memorable' rhetorical garlands, ex
patiated on the silvery moon, and
occasionally soared away on eagle’s
wings into such etherial altitudes
that we lost sight of him entirely.
His whole address was a tirade of
abuse heaped upon Post, Peek and
Watson, together with a general
waving of the bloody shirt and de
nunciation of the nigger and yankee.
He served the usual course of tariff
scrap-pudding, made from the leav
ings of the various offerings by dif
ferent priests at the tariff shrine of
demagoguery. He bemeaned and
villified everybody who had sense
enough to form an opinion and cour
age enough to maintain it. He
honored the People’s Party by call-
ing it the modern Moses, and then
turned right around and said, “If the
farmers will follow me, I will lead
them to the Land of Promise, peace
and rest.” We believe him;, for,,
from all appearance, he had been
resting all of his life, and we are
sure that as soon as the so-called
democrats see the class of work he
is now doing, and its results,, they
will be sensible enough to give him
another long resting spell.
Finally, after time had been called
more than once and Mr. Barnett had
gotten out of breath and had for
gotten his little speech, he consented
to come down, and Brother Walker
took the stand.
At once a crowd of “Dudie Towny
Chaps,” scarcely bigger than your
fist, whose mothers had forgotten to
send their nurse-maids along with
them, began to hiss like geese, while
a number of men whose bald pates
should have indicated age, but was
probably an indication of softening
of the brain, continued to carry on a
conversation in quite a loud tone of
voice, so as to greatly annoy the
speaker and every one who wished
to give polite attention, though dif
fering, perhaps, in opinion.
Brother Walker was equal to the
occasion, and, in spite of the hin
drance offered by the tools of plu
tocracy, mastered the situation and
came off more than conqueror.
He picked up Mr. Burnett, toyed
with him for a moment, and then
buried him under such an avalanche
of facts that the old democratic sore
heads have been looking for him
ever since.
He said he could not talk “pretty”
like Mr. Burnett, but he would give
the people facts and prove them as
he went.
Brother Walker is a capital de
bater, plain and forcible, and when
he drives a nail he never stops till it
is clinched.
Brother Walker was to divide his
time with Brother Chupp, but when
he resigned his place to Brother
Chupp, Mr. Burnett jumped up and
wanted to speak again. Then the
uproar became so great that all the
People’s Party people started out,
but when those who had raised the
disturbance saw’ that everybody was
going out, leaving Burnett on the
stand, they tried to bariicade the
doors, and went so far as to take
hold of some of the country people
to force them to stay, but to no pur
Mr. Burnett, seeing that he had no
audience save empty benches, like
the Beduoin of old, “folded his tent
and quietly slipped away.”
In a few moments things had
somewhat calmed, and when the
People’s party leaders took posses
session of the court house again and
gave notice that they were going to
organize, the large hall was filled as
if by magic, and then, amid the
shouts of an enthusiastic multitude,
the followers of Washington and
Jefferson unfurled their banner to
the breezes and sounded the tocsin
of war against the plutocratic ty
rants, while hundreds of the horny
handed sons of toil pledged to fol
low that banner wherever it should
lead. Watchman.
Whereas, our State president, L.
F. Livingston, and a few other official
members of the State Alliance have
had a meeting in Atlanta and marked
out the political road that loyal Al
liancemen must walk, and the politi
cal thoughts that we must think, and
Whereas, we, the members of Lin
ton Farmer's Alliance of Hancock
county, are tired of such usurpation
of power by our president. Therefore
be it
Resolved, That we will not rescind
our resolution endorsing the action
of the St. Louis convention, nor give
up our charter.
Resolved, That we urge and de
mand a meeting of the State Alliance
for the purpose of removing our pres
ident, vice-president and executive
committee of the State Alliance, and
for transaction of such other business
as may be necessary in the premises.
By order of
S. J. Pyron, President,
B. M. Miller, Secretary.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the Southern
Alliance Farmer and People’s Party
Paper with the request to publish

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