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and their children. Texas is a great
and productive state, but the fusion
which has been entered into between
the so-called Democratic leaders and
corporate greed, is eating out their
vitals. Every school community should
produce a man or woman to stand up
for the people and show up the rotten
ness of the present system of govern
ment. —Southern Mercury.
It
Says the New York Journal: Direct
legislation is no longer merely desira
ble, but it has become essential to the
safety if not the continued existence of
the A few years ago the rep
system was iu decay, now
it is dead and stir.keth.”
Give the people the right to make
fheir own laws and they will become
interested in having good laws.
SKETCHES OF
CANDIDATES.
B. M, Zattler, the People’s Party
candidate for State School Commis
sioner, is a descendant of the Salzbur
gers of Ebenezer, Effingham county,
and a native Georgian. He was educa
ted at the county academy at Spring
field and at the Lutheran college at
Newberry, S. C.
On the secession of Georgia in Janu
ary, 1861, he left college returned home
and joined the Oglethorpe Light In
fantry of Savannah-Bartow’s Compa
ny—and went to Virginia. The Com
pany became Cdmpsny B df the fa
mous Sth Ga. Regiment, and with it he
participated in the first battle of Ma
nassas, the Seven Days battles around
Richmond, at Thoroughfare Gap and
Second Manassas. At the last named
ho was severely wounded and perma
nently disabled, and for the remainder
of the war served as Government Agent
for the collection of the produce or
tythe tax.
At the close of the war he returned
to his father's farm in Effingham and
assisted in finding subsistence for t-e
family and making a crop.
In the fall he took charge of Guyton
Academy and the following year was
elected a Principal of one of the public
schools of Savannah then being organ
ized where he continued’till 1873, when
he was elected Superintendent of the
public school system of Bibb county.
He organized tho schools of the county
under the new system, which embraced
also the city of Macon, and continued
with them for twenty-two years. Being
a man of practical sense he had more
or less to do with every detail connec
ted with the establishing of the schools
and making the system the model of
tho State. Especially did his practical
ideas show themselves in the planning
and equipping of school buildings and
nowhere in tho United States can
there be found more admirably arrang
ed and better furnished school houses.
When Gov. Northen went into office
ho was endorsee’ by the leading teach
ers of the State for the appointment of
State School Commissioner and there
was a general surprise among the
teachers that he was not appointed.
In 1894 he retired from active school
work and removed to Atlanta.
In religion he is a Baptist, having
joined that denomination in 1863 and
is at present a deacon in tho First Bap
tist church of Atlanta.
He is at present engaged in the school
text book business and like the other
candidates on the P. P. state ticket was
placed there by the Party without
seeking or solicitation on his part.
Pingree Won’t Down.
Pingree is a bully boy with a glass
sys. He’s the nightmare of the Repub
lican party. They don’t know what
to do with him. He’s the bull in the
China shop of corporation privileges.
A combination forms to raise the price
of asphalt for paving the streets of
Detroit. He slips off to Trinidad or
seme other place and brings back a
company ready to furnish asphalt at
one-third of the price asked by the
trust. It grits its teeth and swears,
but can do nothing. The legislature
passes a law about the sale of mileage
books at two cents a mile. The Michi
gan Central refuses to obey it and
says, “What are you going to do about
it ? ” Pin gree as a private citizen offers
them money for such a ticket and
brings suit because they retuse, and,
unlike most suitors, instead of getting
on his knees, he brings them to theirs.
And now, worst of all, he’s actually
called the legislature together to reme
dy the inequality of taxation, and he
suys:
“In violation of the spirit if not the
letter of these provisions of the consti
tution, laws have been passed from
time to time by which railroad compa
nies, express companies, telegraph and
telephone companies, now owning ac
cording to their e worn returns, at least
one-third of the property of this state,
arc required to pay only about one
twenty-sixth of the taxes levied for
state, county, and municipal purposes,
leaving their just proportion of public
expenses to fall upon ths farmers, la
borers and manufacturers and other
property owners of the state.”
Now this is rank confiscation. It’s
opposition to special privileges, and
every one knows our civilization is
built upon special -privileges. The Re
publican machine has tried to down
him, but he’s bigger than the machine.
Ho don’t talk much, but ho acts. Iv’a
well to keep your eye on Pingree. He’s
a bad, bid man and the people love
him.—Eltweed Pomeroy.
The Omaha Exposition.
In tho Government building there)
will be in operation a miniature mint, I
or coin press, striking off souvenir ra-d
--als commemorative of the Trans-Mis-
Exposition at Omaha. Com
posite photography has been utilized
in making the die for one side of the
medal. A corps of competent judges
was appointed in each of ths Trans-
Miisissippi states, who selected from
the number of beautiful women within
their respective boundaries, two of the
fairest. Photographs of these were
sent to aa eastern photographer by
whom a composite picture of the forty
four beauties has been produced. Tho
result aptly illustrates the best and
strongest type of western young wo
manhood. On the obverse side of the
medal will appear an Indian in the act
of spearing a buffalo. The two illus
trations will be a sufficient indication
of the strides that civilization and cult
ure have made in the West during the
last fifty years,
The referendum has every principle
of reform in it. It disposes of delegat
ed power, and places the veto in the
hands of tho people. It divposes of ju
dicial tyranny and makes constitutions
unnecessary.—Citizen and Country.
THE PEOPLE’S PARTY PAPER; ATLANTA, GEORGIA; FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1898.
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HARBOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Tho entrance to Santiago harbor is as narrow and sinuous as a woodland
creek and is supposed to bo mined. From the entrance to the head of tho bay,
where tho city is situated, is about six miles, affording a spacious anchorage,
Tho figures show the depth in fathoms.
The Honor Roll.
Below will be found a roll of well
known, active Populists who have
shown their interest in the present
campaign by sending in largo lists of
names during June: their hearts are
in the reform work and that their
neighbors as well as Populists every
where may know what they are doing
we take tho liberty without their
knowledge of enrolling them on the
People’s Party Paper honor roil:
V. A. Stuart, Murray Co,, Ga.
S. J. Mcknight, Whitfield Co., Go.
L. O. Jackson, Decatur Co., Ga.
J. H. Traylor, Troup Co., Ga.
M. L. Palmer, Floyd Co., Ga.
A. J. Calhouu, Montgomery Co., Gs.
V/. A. Torrence, Baldwin Co., Ga.
J. C. Moseley, Haralson Co, Ga.
G. M. Tuggle, Gwinnett Co., Ga.
G. W. Crappes, Clay Co., Ga.
J. M. Gilbert, Wilkes Co., Ga.
Dr. W. A. Thomas, Laurens Co., Ga.
J. A. Grant, Banks Co., Ga.
H. C. Cannon, Mitehell Co , Ga.
H. A. Jobnsey, Bartow Co., Ga.
C. H. Lord, Oconee Co., Ga.
W. M. Tankersley, Bulloch Co., Go.
J. F. Durrett, Carroll Co., Ga.
D. E. Gary, Emanuel Co., Ga.
J. J. Weaver, Laurens Co., Ga.
A Good Man Gone.
Editor Walter J. White, of the
Wrightsville Record, died in Atlanta a
few days ago after a short illness at
the ago of 43 years.
Editor White was born in Harris
county and early in life entered tho
newspaper field.
Since the spring of 1891, he had been
active in the reform field and practi
cally died in the harness fighting the
battle of the people. His genial, lova
ble nature won him scores of friends
who always found him a “true blue.”
His widow and 3 sous will continue
the Record at Wrightsville. The reform
movement in Georgia has lost a valua
ble worker.
In a Quandry.
Two brothers from a North Missouri
county appeared one morning at the
portals of the St. Joseph insane asylum,
one of them to be incarcerated there as
a patient, tho other having him in
charge as far as tne asylum. They
were dressed very much alike, and the
casual observer on the train would not
have detected signs of insanity in
cither. When the keeper appeared
each insisted that he bad brought the
other. ... he asylum manager was in a
quandary. He chatted with his visitors
until a late hour, and then locked
them up in a room together. Then ho
telegraphed tho authorities at the town
where tho brothers lived : “Two men
from your town arrived today both
dressed alike; one calls himself Bill
and talks about constructing an air line
to the moon; tho other goes by the
name of Dave and advocates the nomi
nation of Bryan in 1990 Which shall
I keep?”—Macon It • publican.
Here is a Good One.
The Independent, O'Neill, Nehr., had
in double column headlines, over its
war news in a recant issue, the follow
ing words: “Now glory to the Lord of
Hosts, on whom our nation leans, and
glory to our bravo Jack Tars who took
the. Philippines And glory to cur
commodore who grandly woo the day,
and set Old Glory’s stars and stripes
above Manila bay. Go ring the bells
and fire the guns from Maine to Golden
Gate, for Dewey his the Philippines
and Uncle Sam pays the freight.”
Clow Denver Loses.
Tho Denver Times says that Denver
loses 330,900 a year by reason of the arc
lights being less candle power than the
contract. But that is one of the beau
ties of private operation of the plant.
Such cities and towns as o.vn their
plants are not favored with such rob
bery, and are therefore denied the op
portunity of helping to make the rich
still richer. Denver is doing well in
thus proving the beauties of private
operation of public utilities. Denver is
progressive. Dees business on the lat
est, ideas 1 Some old fogie cities own
their plants aud it costs less than halt
what Denver pays. These are times
in which big prices are what the peo
ple want to pay.
A ruler is no less a ruler because he
is elected The people should bo their
own rulers instead of electing others to
rale over them.
THE POPULIST WORLD.
Happenings of Interest in the Party All
Over the Union.
The Maine state convention met
June 2 with 104 delegates of which only
4 favored “co-operation.” A strong
platform was adopted declaring against
fusion; favoring governpient money ;
opposing bonds and banks of issue;
favoring direct legislation r,a a cardi
nal, tenet; favoring election of Presi
dent, Vice President and Senators by
the people ; government ownership of
natural monopolies, etc. Prof. L, C.
Bateman declined gubernatorial nomi
nation which was accepted by Mayor
Robert Gerry of Ellsworth. Delegates
to the National Convention were se
lected. Prof. Bateman’s position re
garding Chairman Butler was in every
sense endorsed.
Florida Populists in state convention,
May 31, at Ocala selected delegates t:.
the National Convention July 4 and
elected F. 11, Lytle of Stanton as state
chairman, A. P. Baskin of Anthony as
Secretary, and A. W. Weeks of Ocala,
as Treasurer of the Bt’ite Executive
Committee. News from Florida is en
couraging.
Arkansas did herself proud in the
Populist Convention :> f June 2, when
Buzz Saw Morgan was nominated so.
governor. Sovereign, the labor leader
was removed as national committee
man because of his fusion stand anil
the People’s Party of Arkansas has
now cleared its skirts of the last taint.
North Carolina Democrats slapped
Butler last week so hard that the lick
could be heard all over the country.
By false representations, a majority of
the recent Populist convention were
induced to favor co-operation and a
preposition was thereon submitted from
the Populists to the Democrats. The
Democrats declined' with thanks and
instructed their state committee to en
tertain no propositions in th© future
And now the Caucasian (Butler’s pa
per) is roassing the Democrats lor re
fusing to “co-operate.” Butler’s star
has set.
In lowa, tho Populist State Conven
tion on Juno 2, put out tne following
ticket: Secretary of State, R. M. Dan
iels, of Warren county. Auditor, C. A.
Wickes, Decatur county. Treasurer,
A M. Hutchinson, Pottawattamie coun
ty. Supreme Judge, L. H. Weller,
Chickasaw county. Attorney General,
J A. Lowenberg, Wapello county.
Clerk of Supreme Court, Alli Reed,
Muscatine county. Railroad Commis
sioner, Joseph Ash, Polk county.
Chairman Wcsks, tho leader of tho
bra/o 47 who walked out of the fusion
convention of ISU7 and successfully
kept up the middle road organization
through its many trials presided.
Then© was a largo attendance and
much eutnusiasm. Three new mem
bers anti'fusionists were elected on tbo
national committee. A good sound
platform was adopted denouncing fu
sion, favoring government ownership,
and direct legislation and opposing
bonds. Chairman Weeks and Secreta
ry E cker were re-elected. Many dis
gusted fusionists were reported as
coming back to the fold,
Minnesota Populists of th© sth Con
gressional District discarded fusion on
Junel, bf refusing to hold over and
meet with the Democrats and Free
Silver Republicans. Hun. T. J. Caton
was nominated for Congress. Bryan
Democrats and the gold Democrats have
buried the bloody hatchet and are now
united.
Georgia Populists would do well to
renumber that despite all the free sil
ver gas on the part of the Atlanta Con
stitution and the office hunters, when
tho state executive committee was re
organized, a chairman was selected in
lion. Fleming dußignon, a gold bug.
T‘i:s shows how shallow was the Dem
ocratic friendship for silver in 1896. ;
Anything and for anybody just to hold
the offices.
Alabama Populists under Chairman!
Crow© will wage a tierce battle this
summer. Congressman Howard and
ocher prominent Populists vrill stump
tho state during July.
Tliat it Would.
American railways haul theatrical
troupes for one cent per mile for each
person, but they will not carry soldiers
for lass than two cents per mile. Great
is the patriotism of corporations. Ic
might be better if the Government—
the people—owned th© railways—
Citizen and Country.
MEETING NOTICES.
Henry County Meeting.
A meeting of the Populist Executive Com
mittee of Henry county is hereby called to
meet at McDonough June 22nd, at 10 o’clock, a.
m. Every member of the committee is urged
to ateeud. W. H. Bryant, Cbm.
White County Meeting.
The Executive Committee of the People’s
Party of White county is called to meet at
the Court House in Cleveland on the first Tues
day in July next by ten o'clock, a. m. to ar
range matters concerning nominating a Rep
resentative, Senator and county officers. AU
Populists of the county are requested to meet
as there is business ot importance to attend to.
W. J. Humphries, Ohm.
Heard County Mass Meeting.
The Populists of Heard county are requested
to meet in mass meeting at the court house on
the Ist Tuesday in July at 10 o’clock a. m-
Object of meeting to name a ticket for county
officers and Representative and other import
ant, business. Hon. John 11. Traylor of Troup
county has promised to address tho propio at
said meeting. J. E. Mooty, Chnin.
Whitfield Meeting.
The Populist of Whitfield county will meet
at Dalton July 2nd to elect a couty chairman
and delegates to 7th congressional convention
and nominate a county ticket. The counties
of Murray and Gordon will meet with us here
same day to nominate a State Senator.
S. J. McKnight, Chm’n.
Schley County Meeting.
By order of the Exeoutivo Committee tho
Populists of Schley county are requested to
LU'.'t at the court house in Ellaville Wednes
day July 20th at lo o'clock a. m., to nominate a
candidate for representative and county offices
and any other business that may come before
tho convention. A full attendance is very
essential. T. F. Rainey, Chm.
P. A. Murray, Sec’y.
Fifth Congr<!'Mionnl District Convention.
The Fifth Congressional District Convention
of rhe People's Party for the purpose of nom
inating a candidate to represent the people of
the District in Congress will bo held in the
Senate chamber, Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday
Juno 23rd at 11 o’clock a. m. Let each county
in the dist rict have a full delegation present.
J. T. Davenport,
Chairman Ex. Com. Peoples Party Fifth Con
gressional District.
P. S. All papers friendly to us in tho dis
trict please copy.
Fike County Meeting.
The Populists of Pike county will meet in
convention ai Zebulon on Saturday tho 2nd day
of July, 1898, by 10 o’clock, a. in., for the pur
pose of nominating county officers and traus
aeting any other business that may come be
fore the convention.
All Populists in said county are requested to
attend said convention and wo hereby invite
all others who are in favor of reform to meet
with us. W. P. Holmes, Chm.
C. L. Butler, Sec.
July Ith Meeting.
Populists of Randolph county will have a
rally on July 4 at the court house in Cuthbert,
for the purpose of nominating a representative
and county officers. All voters of Randolph
county who believe in the principles of the
People’s Party and subscribe thereto uro in
vited to participate in these nominations,
There will Lo speakers of note invited to be
present with us and address us on this occasion
1 o which addresses every body are cordially in
vited. July the 4th being the natal day of our
country and the birth day of our party, is an
tzpportun? time for the assembling of al! true
]>.n riots in the commemoration of those two
great events—th© former declaring tho inde
pendence of our forefathers from British tyr
anny; the latter declaring tho freedom of the
industrial classes from financial slavery.
H. C. Newton, Chairman.
J. B. Watson, Secretary.
Bartow Meeting.
All Bartow Populists are requested to as
semble in mass meeting at the court house on
thu 3rd Saturday, 18th day of Juno, 18!>S at 10
o’clock, a. m., to nominate candidates for the
Legislature and for all county offiiccs. We
cordially invite all < itiz< ns having the courage
of honest convictions to unite with us in a
noble and zealous effort to restore the Govern
ment to the great aud good common people for
whose general welfare our fathers instituted it.
Clarence Dodd, Chm.
P. 11. Laiiey, Sect’y.
Fikv County.
You are requested to meet at the court house
in Zebulon on Saturday, the 2nd day of July to
transact such business as may come before the
meeting, and to nominate a candidate I'oi’ the
legislature and county offices.
Populists of Pike county next Monday is the
Democratic primary, have nothing to do with
it.
W. P. Holmes, Chm.
A Plain Case.
If you owe a man ten dollars and he
offers to take your note without inter
est, wouldn’t yon consider yourself x
blooming idiot to ask him to take a
note with an interest clause instead?
Americans stand ready to take Uncle
Sam’s plain notes in shape of green
backs. Gage, Morgan and Belmont,
the agents of the Rothschilds, insist
that bonds (interest bearing bonds
shall b*e Issued.—Mercury.
It is a blessed period
in a woman’s life when
a dear little stranger
conies driving down (
out of cioudland to '—
make its home in her j S
heart and call her
mother. Yet the ma-*/ zl
jority of women ap
proaeh this time with
fear and misgiving
both for themselves
and the expected little
one. The mother’s \\3 heart fore
bodes some
n weakness or
imperfc ction in the
/a baby while the worn-
J I anly nature fears its
J own sufferings; and per
,/J ‘ J haps a little spice of vani
about her figure makes
4"V her dread that its attrac-
(y % h-a\ contour uiay be de-
T \ stroyed by maternity.
’k T,/ as a matter of fact
when a woman is in per-
Z’/^/ tcct health and condi
\ n* tiou, motherhood should
/ serve to enhance
■A accentuate her phy-
j sical attractiveness. ICv-
Fj ery expectant mother
lari should know and avail
herself of the health-giving, nerve-toning
properties of Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Pre
scription. It gives specific strength and
endurance to the organism of maternity ;
promotes thorough, healthy, constitutional
vigor and recuperative energy. It makes
motherhood safe and comparatively com
fortable; insures the baby’s perfection and
preserves the mother’s buoyant spirit and
womanly attractiveness.
Mr-.. Elizabeth Hull, 27 Merrick Street, Paw- I
tucket. R. 1., writes. •*] have taken Dr. Pierce’s ,
Favorite Prescription and cannot speak too well I
of it. I have had fifteen babies, and always hail
a bad time. Sometimes I had to have two doc
tors. I began taking your ‘ Prescription ’ L.st I
July, and in September 1 gave birth to two little |
girls, and I never had such an easy time. I had
no doctor, and was a >t in pain half of the time
as before. My weight is about two hundred
pounds. My twins when born weighed ten
pounds each. They are fine girls, now feur
months old.”
In many cases where constipation is one
of the aggravating causes of disease, Dr.
Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets should be used in
conjunction with the “ Favorite Prescrip- ,
tiun.” They are the simplest and moat
perfectly natural laxatixe ever invented.
HOT ITEMS.
Short Clippings From The Citizen and
Country.
’ How much is a million dollars? The
J people get. lost when they touch big
figures. That is why the article pub
llshed elsewhere in this issue, entitled
s ‘ One Million Dollars,” is so valuable
t Dr, Taylor is a forceful writer and edits
- the Medical World in Philadelphia.
• His reform articles are always pleasing
and profitable. Read this article, and
‘ then say what you think about million
aires. Ben Tillett is a famous labor
leader in England, and his declaration
is that “The whole of the burglars in
[ the United Kingdom steal less than
i one millionaire.” Do you believe it?
The Ottawa Free Lance said in May
1395: “Canada has had a sickener of
, boodle exposures within the last four
t years, and still there’s more to follow.
It would seem as if a lengthy lease of
power makes mon too confident and
t laxness follows. Certainly the tenden-
> cy towards political immorality in Can
-1 ada has been alarmiug. There must
• be a thorough cleaning or the credit of
the country abroad will be impaired.”
The political party then in power has
been punished by dismissal, bnt “a
thorough cleaning” has not followed.
1 There ia greater corruption now than
. then. The only remedy is Direct Leg
-1 illation. Tho people must have power
s to check corrupt legislation.
Rev. C. A. Eaton, Toronto, said in
The Globe, April 10: “More than half
the people of Canada belong to some
• Christian church. How does it happen
i that corruption in politics has long
been accepted by the cteetorate as the
natural and normal thing? It surely
is and there has not been that out
spoken opposition to wrong by speech
■ and deed which the New Testament de
mands of its followers.” That is true;
and a confession of fault or failure is
- the first step towards remedy or suc
cess. Mr. Eaton rightly adds: “A re
ligion which does not make a man a
, different and batter citizen may be
Christian in form but not in reality.”
The nations are disappointed with
the results of representation and an
initiative and referendum law is be- I
’ coming a necessity everywhere. The!
t Outlook, January, 1898, said: “Accord
ing to Tho London Spectator the rep-e
--sentative principle is 4n danger on the
European continent. In Germany it
t shows itself powerless to restrain the
emperor; in Italy it produces groups
■ insteap of parties, in France it checks
> neither corruption nor treachery; and
in Austria it has been suspended by a
race conflict so severe that there has
' been no maintenance of the parliamcn
i tary order indispensable to discussion.
In any one of these countries, says The
Spectator, Parliament may, as a gov
erning body, break down at a day’s
notice. Yet it makes haste tc add, the
desire for liberty is not dying out, and
the populations are advancing iu intell
igence. The nations are only disap
pointed with the results of representa
tion.”
Farmers should rejo ; ce over their ad
vantages and opportunities. It is their
privilege to work from 6 a. m , to 9 p.
-n , every day, and when the produ :t of
During the coming campaign, hundreds of patriotic
YOUR PAPER reformers unable to personally talk ■with thinking
citizens who are not now allied with the People’s Party
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The State Executive Committee wants at each post
SEWD 5 N office three volunteers true and tried who will attend to
the distribution of literature during the coming eam-
YOUR LIST. paign. These names are needed now and should bo
sent in at once on a postal card to the Secretary. The
names of good warkers are especially desired in the following counties : Baker,
Bibb, Bryan, Calhoun, Chatham, Coweta, Camden, Charlton, CorTee, Douglas,
Deeatur, Dcdgc, Dougherty, Ethols, Fannie, Fulton, Hart, Heard, Houston,
Irwin, Jasper, Jones, Lee, Lumpkin, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Muroogee,
Madison, Miller, Mitchell, Oconee, Pulaski, Putnam, Quittaau, Rabun, Rich
mond, Randolph, Schley, Spalding, Terrell, Troup, Taylor, Telfair, Taibc.it
Towns, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Webster and Wilcox
If your county appears in tho above list the committee needs more volun
teers at once iu your county. In these counties there are hundreds cf active
Populists who will volunteer in the campaign. Three can be used at each post
office, therefore don't wait but send in your nemo today on a postal
Austin Holco.mu, Sac. P. P. State Ex Com.
“A Pure Democarcy.”
In response to frequent and urgent requests for a complete and convenient work on the
subject of
Direct Legislation
Wo have secured a book on this subject entitled ‘‘A Pure Democracy” which covers the ground
more systematically and thoroughly than any of the high-priced books that have been issued,
if explains the various forms of government. It show s the progress towords free govern
ment. It shows th© nature and charneter of the ‘kniericun form of irovcrnment and the intent
of its founders. Jt shows that the founders of this government did not in.end to establish a
democracy, nor to give the people any voice in public affairs. It shows how political parties
were formed fur the purpose of accomplishing what the form ol government was not intended
to aeeompHsh. It showshow and why the party system has bc< n a failure. It shows how what
lias rot been and cannot be accomplished by party organization can be accomplished by direct
jcur mrion. It explains fully the operation of tho initiative und referendum, and considers and
d’- i;.-o of the various <-bj . ;ions that have been urged against it. 'j’ho scope of the book u
shown by tho following list of topics treated:
Government,
Forms of Government,
Source of Power,
Development of Free Gvoernment,
The Origin of Political Parties,
The Failure of Party Organization,
| The Cause of Failure,
; The Disadvantages of Republican
Form of Government,
This book should bo placed in the hands of every intelligent man. To facilitate its
• i<»l u- we have pur the price so low that any person can buy ii, and that friends can circulate
ii w : ,‘ ly. Every county commit o r sliould put out at least 100 copies before July 1. It will
educate rapidly on our strongest plank.
• PRICES:
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i
their labor is ready for the market, all
they havo to do is to deliver it. Tha
i burden of fixing the prise is borne by
wiser men. Joseph Leiter is a noble
, man ia aisguise. If farmers had kept
. their wheat over winter, its price would
not now be considerably more than a
I dollar, and workingmen would not now
( be compelled to pay fifty per cent
! higher for their bread and flour. Farm
ers ought really to rejoice that they
, are not responsible for this outrage,
i and doubtless they do. When toilers
pay more for bread, they, of course,
. can pay less for other produce of the
! farm, and buy less of it, but after all,
1 a clear conscience, is worth more than
( gold. Rejoice, ye farmers everywhere.
New York has a crack regiment
, called the “Seventh.” Its members
, are from the upper ten crowd, and
. when the recent call for troops was
considered, 1063 out of 1067 of its mem
j bars voted not to respond. Their reply
I is that they “do not wish to mix in the
. ranks with social inferiors,” but tha
. colonel eays the regiment “will con
. tinue to furnish officers and soldiers”
I for the army. Officers spawned in such
, au atmosphere can never be patriots,
but the lesson was, doubtless, needed.
The “social inferiors” of New York
snobs will net be as ready hereafter to
! enlist as patriotic defenders of a conn
. try which is really controlled by con
. temptible cowards such as those in the
Seventh Regiment ot New York. The
real defenders of a country are those
1 who own a home—aud only a home—
s with loved ones in it to patriotieall’
1 defend.
i
- Won't Take It.
i J, R. Steiner offers to donate the
’ Twin City Guardian to the city of St.
■ Paul, together with his services as
i manager one year free of charge if de
• sued, provided said city will establish
; a municipal paper. This proposition
> I will save the city ever 8115,000 yearly
•; if accepted. The only thing to pre-
■ ■ vent it is the politician. The Guardian
■. is whooping it up for municipal ewner-
J ship, and a league composed of busi-
I nets men was organized there a few
1 days ago. The world is moving right
i along,
I Many a man has to be silent on the
money question because the money
power has the ability to ruin him.
Xew Era I’oiiitcrs.
1 A political party should be the rer
vant and not the master of .the men
who support it.
The party slave io usually the most
hopeless kind of a slave, because ho is
one unwilling to ba free.
Manhood is more tnan money, but
this nation gives more protection to
money than tc manhood.
When the country needs his servico
no lU4& has a right to plead that he is
I too busy, to render the s rvlce, and the
country now needs the service of every
man who is opposed to inj.tstiae and
corruption.
A polit’cal party is not an idol to be
worshiped, but a tool to do work with.
When a tool will not do the work for
which it wj,s designed the proper
thing is to throw it away and gel an
other.
How TO isECUBE A PuBE DEMOCRACY,
Direct Legislation*. .
Every Man His Own Pi.atfobm Makes >
Possibility or Reform, ,
Objections to Direct Legislation.
Political Parties Under Direct Leg
islation,
Public Advocacy of Measures,
Enforcement of Laws.
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