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RESOLUTIONS.
Taxation of the “fid* haring under I>iao-|
cratia administration. increased more than V.M
ber<vnt sim-e the R. publican administration
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I • )p-- tv of the -Im •• hi;.- dovblwitn value muco
Jui*. upb-- r.“ "'tr-.f’R..«. if plaoM in power, io
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out a reduction in the pensions or common
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ftowc/ived L» ’his<•<uvent on of the Populists
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V-ithoui a national chiurman. and call upon the
tat cnal • ■ : nt.. remedy the evil at the
Barlmst peawib’o moment.
K solved, Ihst u e hidei the action of the
Ha.- vllle '•oci-.v.-md the a-■♦ion of the re
prcHnixatiM; commit t< c ,-it Kt. Lruis, January
nth. an-, favor a n. tiomtUi nvention to he held
Jul - ’ * Lvet. and we protest ti'.thinwt all fusion
f- •. . along t!:•
iiost progressive ami advanced lines.
PLATFORM.
1. We indorse the Bt. Louie platform.
2. Civilizatiou, i<. - nothing erf religion,
Jjas entcrud. up judgmet.i of eonJehanation
against hairo' i:
The puhl .<• cor.-ci-m-e revolts at the license
system, winch f■: -t: ■■ saloon and generate*
vs manifold »\ • m <•< uaideration or revenue
Sant pnyß less t ! ..mu lithe..-f the public burdens
it ei.’;■ !«. It i.-< uionopoh. tic and essentially
1 ; an nnn-
parro-.m 1411 -a-• ch ■ 1 mil ©lose the barrooms a’
emcn. whi<-u filial! ma • wmo the local probS
nition already obtained and provide for the
•ide of intoxicating l:q tors, ■ therwiße than in
ni.rrcou.rf under public control.
3. We HjnpiiHtican.T condemn the convict
law passed by the leglalrit.ur* wf IWi, as hajrig
Civ of u »y tern more iniquitous
♦ ’.an tfie old lease act.
AV* bnliovo that the state herself should keep
•.-•lO’.ld .Jini’l';,'
them upon the public roads, and net allow
tnem brought in competition with free labor,
ami that reformatories }><• established for jure
<iP-> criminal*.
4. W« declare in fav rof improving and ex
t-.-’niing the pi him •■■ 1 • it-m to the end
th. ail cw oil--- . - .i o»d o.cnmvn
•ahead educat Im. V. e tutor th«» furnishing oi
•rimury school books by t u* stat** to avoid the
tjurdera p.it upon otir people l v the i.eqnent
changes of textbooks. Wt also furor the pay
«n* nt of teachers momhly.
fi. We empha’ i u':t condemn th practice cf
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. At last we’-re got it, a re&l live war, —and with
AS TO white folks at that N ked Indians can no longer con
tent us. We’ve chased them around, and butchered
THE WAR. them right and left, tiii the earth is well nigh free of
them ; and we crave higher game. We wanted war on
a big European scale, and we couldn't rest without it
When I say "we” I mean, of course, we editors, we army mon, we unfledg
ed school boys, we politicians, and we nreachers
Wo editors wanted it to boom our papers. W« wanted it to give the “War
Onrrespor dent” a world to bnstle in, an occnpaiion and a name. Wo wanted it
because of the hvge opportuni aes for sonsaaonalism, red p'etures, and garish
illuminations. We wanted it because we were tired of dull questions of finance,
tens ion, tar ffs. and econrrn'ci generally. We were tired of these old things,
and we craved something new. We were therefore anxious for certain thou
sands of armed men, tra.ned and educated to murder, to go out and do what
’ hoy bad been trained and educated to do—kill each other for our entertain
ment. A bull fight is more exciting'han a discussion of economics, but a war
s even more exciting than a bull fight. It involves more battle and more
bloodshed : more people get interested in it and the whole world can look on
(through the dear newspapers,) and witness the "murder grim and great,”
without stirring from their homes.
Hence, we editors wanted the killing to start at once, and we have kept
nagging at the President every day, until we have forced h m to do violence to
his own judgment by declaring war. We editors have told him, day after day,
that the whole country was on fire with war fever. We knew this to be a lie
a lie damnably wicked —but we told It so often that we re lly got to believing
it ourselves. And now we ark happy. McKinley, like a fool, has taken our
word for it, and declared war. Other fools will "go to the front,” slop through
the mud on the inarch, shiver on the nasty pallet tn the camp, suffer under the
refined tortures of military “discipline," sink under loathsome d’seases, pine
away in the horrors of hospitals, or die like flies from pestilence and battle,
while we editors, wise in OUR generation, will look on from a safe distance, and
run up our subscription lists by vividly describing how the fools die.
Then, again, we army officers have favored war. We get tired of peace.
Peace is dull. We yawn, wo stretch, wc stroll about, wo fl rt, we gamble, we
amuse ourselves in garrison as best we can. At best, it is monotonous. As a
God-send to our uneventful lives, there is, now and then, a scardal ahout the
Captain's wile, or the Colonel's daughter, but oven this grows tame after a bit,
and we pine for something else. Even a professional idler gets ashamed ot
lumsslf occasionally. The great throb and rush of the world outside stirs the
pulse of the loafling garrison, and we feel like rushing out and doing something
to earn our salt. Thia is really so—though you mighn’t think it, to look at us.
We actually feel ashamed sometimes to look a tax payer squarely in the
eyes. But we don't let the tax-payer know it. Wc swagger, and swell, and
stare as the tax-payer slouches along by, and we wouldn’t fir the world let
him suspect that we feel mean when we comnare our idle, useless, barbarous,
rrat-of-date lives with his. If we were to let him know that even we were
ashamed of the inherent humbug and barbarism of our military syr.tem, he
might quit working so hard to keep us copiously fed and bravely clad in arro
g-int idleness.
Besides, we army men pant for fame. We want to head the charging col
umns,—of newapaper notices. We wsnt to see onr names in print. Wo want
the women to tnrn out and stare at us as wc strut by. We want to put the
universe on notice that we are some pumpkins, we want to hew the situation
open with onr swords. We want to show that the blood of our glorious sires
and so forth and sc on. We want to show that our “heroic ancestors,” and
much more to the very same effect. We want to demonstrate our distinguished
ability to eat a Spaniard once a day for SO days, at least, and to enroll our
names on the immortal muster rolls of the, and so forth, world without end.
The army isn’t big enough : the navy isn't big enough. Everything over
here is still too plain, simple, democratic, ft is not enough like Europe. In
Europe the solder is the whole thing; the nation is a vast camp : the drum tap
moves it all. We want the name system here. Why, dad-blame it! we are so
far behind the times in this country that a miserable little town marshal can
urres l> nagro officer for knocking t- white men down in tljp white man’s own
store I '
That wouldn’t be done in Europe. In Europe the man kuookd down would
be punished for having caused the ncerisity of the soldier’s knocking him
down. .
Don’t you remember last year when the German Emperor was on a visit to
Russia, one of hia officers whacked wt h.; bravo, bright sword, and killed an
unarmed citizen who had "insulted' him ? . Certainly. The officer was com
plimented. Had the citizen recover' d ivi would have been severely punished
Ah he was dead, they could do no more than bury him.
That’s the sort of-hlng we army officers like, and this Spanish war will
help us mightily to get it
Thon again we school boys want war—must hove it, in spite of the devil
and Tom Walker.
What's the use of campus-parade?; if we’r-. eot to kill somebody, sooner or
later ?
How will our uniforms ever make decent ret a ns on the investment, unless
we turn out and chase the other fellow, an ' ms uniform ?
We doa't mind swamp fever ; we've been through it. Wr don’t mind being
shot through tho legs or chest, or head; vie’ve tried all that, and we like it
We don't mind eating filthy victuals, or fasti ;g for a day or so, or sleeping on
muddy ground, and being bossed by insolent oifle®rs--we are used to that We
get it at home.
We dont mind being taken prisoner, handcuffed, huddled in filthy pens, fed
on etale scraps like dogs, and punched an und from time to time with bayonets.
That’s really one of the things we want to experience. Wc think we’ll have a
jolly old time of it in u prison ptn fed on rotten vegetables, spoilt beef, rancid
bacon, and exhilarated with branch water. Give r.s war—that’s what we boys
A-ant; it will make our girls think more of us. They will look for our names
n print; they will fancy wo are turning tho world upside down. Give us war;
we sternly demand it
Then, again, we politicians want war. Wo have been playing the situation
from a party stand-point We have attuned ourselves to the galleries, to the
crowd. If we have missed the mark, it was an honest mistake. We thought
the war was popular. The editors told us so. And the editor is a wenderfu
creature whom we can catch in nineteen lies and who will take us in on the
wentieth, just as easily as he did on tho other ninetesn. Between his endless
capacity to lie, and ours to believe, there is perpetual concert of action, between
him and us.
Therefore, we politicians, led by Bai'ey, have been playing at politics from
the very jump, on this vast question of war—involving the life or death of the
nation. Wo havn’t thought of humanity at all. Wc havn't thought of God and
the Right. We have simply thought of party. Wa have schemed, declaimed,
maneuvered, intrigued for party advantage, pa-ty gain, party glory. Led by
the great Bailey, our voice has been for war. Lad by the great Bailey, we have
refused to bo delayed or comforted. Led by the great Bailey, we have stormed
the speaker’s chair every morning sternly demanding that the soidiers be set to
killing each other at the earliest possible moment We politicians do not ex
pect to do any of the fighting.. The rag tag and bobtail can do that. What wo
politicians (led by Bailey) want, is advantage of reaping the benefit of the glory
and popularity of the war in which wo are reasonably sure that our organ
ized killers will be too much for the organized killers on the other side. The
fool Republicans were right in opposing the' war. But we forced their hand.
We editors, and politicians (led always by tho indispensable Bailey) clamored
so vehemently for war that we alarmed the fool Republicans, aud pulled them
into war in spite of themselves. Thus we have already put our political ene
mies in a hole and that’s what we played for. We must keep them thsre. Be
sides, you see, war absorbs attention; monopolizes talk. War will dwarf all
economic questions. Therefore, Populism, and all its b'ood of Free-silvariants,
etc., will sink, to rise no more. Look how Bryan has sunk steadily as the war
fever rose. He couldn’t see an inch before his nose, and he weakly chimed in
with Bailey as clamorer for war. What’s the result? Bailey plays first fiddle,
Brytn second. Let tho war fever keep rising, and you'll hear no more of Free
Silver, or other economic issues, till the excitement diss down ag in.
Las-ly, we preachers have felt called on to favor the war. We wanted to
give evidence that we were yet alive. Wo parted for the chance to let the
world, generally, know that we were not dead, as had been reported.
Wo poachers are awa-e of the fact that wo ’ arc lost ground of laic years.
We rave been dimly conscious of the feet that, while wo have enrolled the en
tire world on our church bocks, o have let the word Christian lose its distinct
ive force to an extent almost incredible.
We have allowed everybody and. his brother to crime in, and to stay in, and
tho result s that nearly every man in the Penitentiary is a member of some
church or other.
Wr bx..-1 sx 'ly fallen away from the old landmarks. We pre.ch Christ aud
practice paguaisim. Hc vthen idols, forms, ai d ceremonies are in most of cur
churehsi Gamblers raian hymns for us in the choir, drunkards, etc., kft on
the managing uoard, ward-heelers and pciitfoal knaves are daauons, swindling■
THE PEOPLE’S PARTY PAPER: ATLANTA, GEORGIA: FRIDAY, A r RTL 29, 1898.
bank defaulters and embezzlers grunt in the amen corner, and no line any
where is drawn between the pure in life, and those who are foul.
We ourselves love our ease in Zion; our gold and silver, our purple and fln«
linen. To tho rich, we have preached the unctious doctrines of plutocracy.
Our newspapers have been the chosen agents of heartless policies, the channels
through which the false leaders of the people have deceived them.
We have forgotten, oh, we have forgotten I the Reformer who appealed
against all this, and gave his life in the effort to bring erring mankind back tc
simpler, purer, nobier, Godlier lives.
Some of us preachers have, therefore, favored this war with Spain, in the
honest belief that God’s purpose was to blot out the Spanish rule in Cuba, as an
obstacle to Christian civilization. Wo have thought we would be doing a good
work for a weakened church mission.
We have forgotten that in choosing to stand by the Old Testament and its
gospel of war, we must repudiate the new Testament and its gospel of peace.
We have forgotten that the mission of Joshua ended, and that the mission of
Christ took its place. We have forgotten that if there is any one thing which
Christ made plain above all things, it was the new gospel of overcoming evil
with good. “Put up thy sword,” was not meant for Peter alone. “Put up thy
sword,” was meant for the nation as well as the individual. We have forgotten
that the gospel of Peace, “Peace on Earth and Good Will to men" was its
herald; aud eve;-y utter: nee of Christ faithfully adhered to the proclamation
which announced b's coming.
God forgive us preachers when we set men to cutting each other’s throats
God be merciful to us if we are making a mistake in fanning the flames of war.
We incur a terrible responsibility when we run with eyes open into the
shadow of the curse. "Woe unto them by whom offences come!” How do we
preachers know that God has repealed the statute, “Thou shalt not kill?”
Who told us preachers that God had annulled the “Golden Rule?”
Where do we Protestant preachers, especially, get our authority for aping
the old-time Roman Catholic practice of having the priest lead the soldier in the
horrible work of carnage and murder?
Shall we, tho leaders of light, lead the world back to the darkness of the
Middle Ages?
And what about the masses of tbe people? Do they approve this Spanish
war? Are they in favor of the losses, the demoral zation, the risks, and the
p ssible ruin which may follow war? Not at all. The people are dead sgainst
this war. They see no sense in it. They see much danger in it. No matter
how successful it may be, it is going to hurt us.
It will draw us into European complications, against which Washington aud
Jefferson warned us.
It will lead to the increase of the army and navy. The military idea will
be advanced and the imperial system furthered. It will increase taxes, and
the public debt. It will endlessly prolong the bonded system.
The employment of negro troops will immensely aggravate the race
troubles, and will be a tremendous step in the direction of Social Equality.
Watch it and see.
These aye just a few of the consequences to bo seen in this Spanish war.
There are others.
Not only is this war wrong as a matter of policy; it is wrong on principle
If we could have shown that the Spanish government was responsible for
the blowing up of the Maine, that would have been a cause of war, if they de
nied satisfaction. Wc have not dune so; we have not claimed to have done so.
We are not going to war about the Maine at all.
We are going to war because the Spaniards and Cubans won’t stop fighting,
when we order them to stop
There is absolutely no law of nations which authorizes us to do this,
, It is omy when war in a neighboring stale endangers us, that we can in
tervene. To say that this Republic is a Don Q lixotc, riding forth to redress
the wrongs of the weak in other lands, ia a principle which no respzctable
cuthor will dare to assort. There would be no end to war if that were so. The
doctrine leads too far. If we adopt that policy and so -ce it upon Spain, we
must be consistent, and force it upon England. We must compel her to quit
killing iiegro'S 'n South Africa and the Soudan. Wo must force it upon
and coiL.pl her to qnlt opr-vtai gt: - r s- ry- t f tr-n--., , us
that doctr na, l ; 'c ;y.o Iro hnd from British tyranny'lift the Ger
man yoke off A l'iCeand Lor.'oln*, uwdraakle Egypt, emaao/p*u» Hi„uo
stan.
It’s all wronj; this assumption of the right to regulate the anal sf t
foreign nation, - and wa will he fortunate if the error does not lead us into
thr most disaetrous or mortifying consequences. Taos E. Watson.
Eliter Peonies Party Papen—l have been a con-
ALL A BOUT staat reader of y our paper for the past few months and
I confese I am very much disappointed in your editor!
a.s against fusion. As a Republican I have always sup
ported the Populist state ticket,-the Republican party
not thinking it .dvisable to name a state ticket.
We think you-do these Republicans who have beeu voting with you a great
injustice when j;e-: advise against fuaiqp under any and all circumstances and
place your part’.'bi an attitude that B publicans will refrain from voting in
the coming elev. m aud thereby greatly reduce your chance of success
In n’any cc . ilea in Georgia the Republicans hold the balance of power
aud tbeii- a.vir.p i biea’are naturally against Democracy. Inour humble opinion
if your party leauere were wise and really desired to defeat the Democratic
yariy they wt u.d not heairate to combine with the Repup leans on such a
Hcket that bn ■ parties could consisten’ly support and thus bring about tlv
much desired , “ult, the deicat of the D mocratic candidate, but I am sorry to
»sy that so naau ? cf your leaders are ambitious to hold office that there seems
to be no piece for Republicans on ypur ticket It seems to he the prevailing
opinion among kith the Democratic aed Populist parties that Republicans have
no rights in its ,e aud county matters, bat morally owe their support to Ona of
the other of the two contending parties. When a Republican votes for a Dem
ocrat he loses all self respect for his own party and if your party continues in
the course you have mapped out we can not s<_e Low any loyal Republican can
longer givfc you his support. We regret this exceedingly a> we have entertain
ed the hope tb.it your ya: ty would give the Republican party such encourage
ment that all Republicans could support your ticket As it is we tee no course
op n to Repub l cans but to name an entire ticket of their own.
Your men have accepted office under a Republican administration and true
and loyal R< publicans have surrendered their rights and permitted your me a
to be appointed to office hoping your party would appreciate this evidence of
regard in which the party held you.
lu the E > Congre'jß'or.al District a grand old man who has served the
Republican party from the days of Lincoln unto the present time was thrust
aside and one of your leaders was permitted to name men from the Populist
party tc fill important offices and we never heard of a single one of these men
declining to accept the offices thus tendered.
You may talk to these same men and they will tell you they are opposed to
fusion, as a alliance with the Republican party would be embarrassing and
give the De; icerats a greater pretext for fighting them, as tho Republican
parly of the tenth is looked upon as the negro party and it is not respectable to
countenance ary such a crowd, yet it is quite respectable to hold office under
this self-same crowd.
Now, Mr. E itor, let ns hear from you on this subject, it will be interesting
reading for many Republicans. Very Respectfully,
Narrows, Ga. Rufus C. Moss.”
Our esteemed correspondent, Mr. Moss, would not advocate the appoint
ment cf a J’,xf -tive Baptist to a Missionary Baptist Association, or the ap
pointment of a Wesleyan Methodist Shepherd to serve a Calvanistic flock. Yet
such a contention would ca> ry as much logic aud result as disastrously to the
interests exported to be advanced, as the combination of different political
elements—known as fusion—would entail upon leginlation aud the political
destiny of tho people.
Political parties, like religious denominations, have different creeds or
platforms of principles, and no two religious denominations could fuse into one
deuominatlo i and keep up the semblance of two distinct organizations at tie
same time. The weaker of the two would be absorbed by tho stronger just as
the Trout, Iho larger fish, swallows the Minnow, the smaller fish. The same
irrefutable law of logic and nature applies to political parties.
The inslanecs of Populists taking service under Mr. Moss’ party—the Re
publica’.—iV’u .'.ratea the piscatorial umile cf the Trout chasing the Minnow.
The RepibLjiiii President representing the agile Trout and the Populism
appointee the dcomed Minnow, ar.d at the end of the four yea. s ehnse the exis
tence of the Minnow wi ' have gone into the fatness of the Trout. That is why
the “grand l< man in the Sih cougressicrnl district who had r; rved the Re; üb
lican ps' r-iy -cia the days of Lincoln until the prerent time was thro- n aeidc an i
aLEADING Populist w * permitted to name men from the Populist party io fill
important c.ffiee'.< ” Tiiq -‘grand old man” couldn’t add to the fatness of Ihe
Trout—too old, scaly and tough—your Trout had struck a pond filled wi
tender, toothsome, shiny M'nnows and he re-y sensibly inaugurated the' fin; (
ity of futiou by swallowing the M. unows. That’s all there ever was or ever
will i« :: Li-
That hutdre la ol Republicans, or at least the better and more tot -’. gent.
portion of them, voted with the Populists is to be attributed to the fact that
our platform of principles promised a free ballot and a fair count Something
tho Republicans had beeu unable to obtain after thirty years of conflict and
that our withdrawal from the organized Democracy and opposition to the
frauds and methods of tho “men who control” made difference in political
opinion less objectionable than in the days when Mr. Moss’ political party
opposed Democracy in County, State and National elections. But that the
bulk of the Republican vole was cast for the Democratic State ticket must be
accepted as a fact or the labors of their best stump speakers and the influence
of their loading men in the populous cities must be discounted. For while it Is an
undeniable fact that the negro is naturally a Republican, and the numerical
strength of that party, in Georgia ia composed of the negro, it is a political
fact that in the cities counties and district where the negro vote is strongest
the Democratic majorities were the largest.
Our corrcspondont is inconsistent in his contentions, for while ho argues
and advocates fusion he decries or complains ag’iust the injustice done his
party by the Populists who have exemplified fusion and stealthily captured
the ripe and lucious plums which hung from the patronage tree as they march
ed into the fusion camp. It may be true, and we expect it is, that the Popu
lists of whom our correspondent complains, dislike tho political company in
which they find themselves, just as the minnow would object to the masticating
process which converts him into the fatness of the Trout, but that objection
won’t affect or retard the digestive ability of the Trout or produce dyspepsia
or cirrhosis in the “Populist leader” who “thrust the grand old man of the Sth
congressional district aside.”
Oh no, Mr. Moss, the ills in the Bth congressional district of which you justly
complain are but a few of the evils which must inevitably flow from political
fusion of two antagonistic parties.
Political parties may refuse to put candidates in the field, but such tactics
are resorted to and practiced by minority parties in the hope of defeating the
majority party by combining their vote with another minority and by thus
combining at the ballot box secure a victory over their common enemy, and we
have no doubt but what our friend Moss and his political associates, were actu
ated to give the Populists their ballots by just such laudable motives, for, as we
have said before, the Republicans had been so badly beaten by the organized
Democracy that they had lost hope of getting a fair count in Georgia. Th
organization of the Populist party, which is pledged to fair elections and an
honest count, gave them hope and encouragement, and having faith in that
promise the better and more intelligent members of the Republican party
voted the Populist ticket. They had a political interest in our success, but no
interest in common with our political principles.
No conscientious Republican, who believes that the creed of his party is
better than the political creed of the Populist party, could take a nomination
at our hands and masquerade before the public as a Populist and retain the
respect of hircself or of the Republican voters and that is just what fusion
would demand of him.
If Mr. Moss was tendered a place upon the Democratic ticket, he would not
accept it aud claim to be a Republican. As an honest, conscientious man, ha
would refuse it or sever his political affiliation with the Republican party be
fore he accepted it
Political parties are aggregations of individuals and what is wrong in ths
individual would be equally wrong if done by the many. It therefore natural*
ly follows that if individual fusion with a party for the spoils of office is wrong,
the fusion of two political parties for a like purpose eonnol be right.
Mac.
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