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reple't a rty Lecture Uunwu.
The people's party lecture bureau has
contracted with the following speakers
to address the people upon the vital po
litical questions of the day from now
until date of election. Most of them
are well known as speakers of extraor
dinary ability, a few of whom have a
national reputation. Dates for Senator
Peffer in Kansas have mostly been
made from September 11 to October 1,
The bureu is now prepared Tor busi
ness, and ready to arrange for any of
the following speakers to add'-ess the
people during: the campaigu. Terms of
speakers wll be given upon application
to this bureau.
Senator Peffer, Topeka; Hon. J. G.
Otis. XI. ., (after September U )) Tope
ka: B. J. Dreesen (German), Lawrence.
Prof. J. C. Kline, Minneapolis Dr. J.
H. Oyster. Paola; Rev. B. J Foster,
Topeka. W. L. Brown, King-nan; Nels
Anderson (Swede), Topeka: Kev. James
De Buchannane, Delphos; D It. Kinsey,
Kingman: Noah Allen Wichita; John
Clark, Kansas City, Mo.; JiulgeMcKay,
Attica; W. J. Nicholson, P la; Judge
H. Stevens, Kansas City, I "..s.: W. H.
Bennington, Topeka; F. A. B. Mont
gomery (after September It ), Goodland;
Rev. D. James Lathrop, Topeka; L. H.
Tibbetts, Courtland; Dr. J. I. Arnold,
McCune; Dr. J. D. Cole. Hutchinson;
'Greenback" Williams, Concordia; Mrs.
F. R. Vickery, Emporia: Thomas W.
Gilruth (President National Citizens'
Industrial Alliance), Kansas City, Mo.
Stacking: Grain.
Mr. G. B. Smith, of Cameron, Neb.,
writes us giving the following excel
lent hints relative to stacking grain.
He says:
First take a pole as long as the rick
is to be, raising it from the ground
with blocks of wood or stone under
each end. Then set the bundles up
against it all around until the bottom is
as large as wanted. Tnen commence to
lay bundles around the top, pressing
them solid with the knees, keeping cen
ter highest, with even slope all around
until the full fashion of the stack is es
tablished. Then lay bundles with a
fork, laying the tie course the same
time the outside course is laid, in order
to bold the outside course in place. The
tie course should be laid with top or
heads out, and far enough to hide the
band of lower or outside course. Then
fill middle in the s me order, with top
of bundles pointin ; out. Keep this or
der until finish d. and it will shed
water and hold ii.- mace, if the builder
is careful to keep -. he weight properly
balanced. If on has not the logs at
hand, then comn ,nce by setting bun
dles as iu shock i. i g the grain in the
A great deal of grain is spoiled every
year by lack of care and skill in stack
ing. This is very often seen in the
stacking of barley, whereby the grain
is discolored and the price per bushel
greatly lessened, through bad stacking.
Here is only one of he many wastes on
a farm, because men will not believe
that care and skill pay as well as rough
work, and lots of it. It is a big mis
take, however, and' many farmers are
beginning to see it Inter-Ocean.
Sharp Iowa Lawyer.
SSme smart lawyers of Des Moines,
Iowa, discovered ihat there were 30,000
settlers in that part of the world who
were living on lands, the patents of
which have never been issued from the
land office. They thought it a good op
portunity to squeeze them,calling their
attention to the fact that they had no
patents for their lands, pointing out
that some one else might claim the
lands from them, and offering to obtain
patents for them for $10 each. This
would have paid them very well, as all
that had to be done was to ask for the
patent. But, fortunately for the set
tlers, the general land office found out
what was going on and exposed the
The Sunday Opening: Question.
Colonel Elliot F. Shepard, of the New
York Mali, in conjunction with several
religious and moral organizations, is
making a 6trong effort to get the con
trollers of the Chicago Columbian ex
position committed to a promise to have
the grounds hermetically sealed on
Sundays. He is in Chicago with a
committee of fifty eastern Sabbatarians,
making a dead set at the general gov
ernment's commission, and at the Chi
cago directory as welt, bombarding
them with arguments, speeches, mem
orials, petitions, and all other sorts of
Ammunition that seem likely to have
na fft . .j.
.The Sab-Treasury Plan.
The most bitter wail goes up from the
national bankers and money monopo
lists acainst the sub-treasury plan; and
why not? It will destroy a very lucra
tive business in which a set of idlers are
eneraged, and give the home builders of
the nation an opportunity to get them a
roof to call their own or pay off the
mortgage hanging over them, and thus
deprive the millionaires of the nation of
a very large interest and rental income.
Now the government's money is put out
to the people through the national
banks as depositories. These banks pay
the government no interest for the peo-
f lie's money, and have the privilege of
oaning it to the people at from 7
per cent per annum to 2 per cent
Eer month. The wealth producers have
ecorae tired of this villainous outrage,
and they ask the government to estab
lish sub-treasuries (postal treasuries)
where the people who can furnish bank
able security can obtain their own
money, for the use of which they want
to pay into the public treasury, instead
of private pockets. 2 per cent per annum,
thus increasing the government's in
come, thereby lightening the burden or
other taxes, This system would enable
the people to obtain homes, build com
fortable houses, buy better clothing and
more comforts, and employ idle labor,
which is now on the verge of starva
tion. Private capital would be loaned
at 2 per cent or lie idle. -"But," says
someone, ''the government would not
let me have money as I have no security
to give," and objects to the plan on that
ground. But how much would the bank
ers let that poor deluded mortal, who
has no security to give, have? In short,
the sub-treasury plan is simply this:
Tho people's party demands of the gov
ernment that she loan her money to any
of her citizens who can give bankable
security, at 2 per cent interest, instead
of loaning it to a class of money sharks
with no security and at no interest, to
be loaned back to the people at usuri
ous rates. Is there anything unfair or
unjust in this? But it will destroy the
business of the interest grabber and
usurer and compel him to go to work
to make an honest living. No wonder
Shylock and his paid newspapers howl.
New Era, Hamburg. Ia.
U. S. Hall's Convention.
Politicians and the press of the two
old parties are rejoicing and singing
paeans of praise in consequence of what
is termed the anti-third party conven
tion called by U. S. Hall to meet at St.
Louis, Mo., September 15, 1891. This
is in accordance with instructions given
Mr. Hall .at the meeting of the
famous thirty-seven Texas patriots(?)
recently assembled at Fort Worth. If
there is any fact that can be made clear
ly apparent from the action of an indi
vidual, the proceedings of Mr. Hall
have demonstrated his absolute subser
viency to the democratic machine; and
there' is nothing more natural than that
such proceedings should meet the appro
val of the republican wing of the Wall
street party. The Texas state alliance
promptly repudiated the Fort Worth
thirty-seven, and hence the national
convention called by the instruction of
that little assembly rests simply upon
its authority and that of U. S. Hall,
and is in no sense an alliance move
ment. There is no doubt that a few
politicians, probably of both old parties.
may be called together as at Fort
Worth, and there is no doubt that the
press of both parties will derive oceans1
of comfort from such a gathering; out
its influence upon the alliance and upon
the people's party will never be felt.
There are members of the alliance in
every state who are still identified with
both of the old parties. Many of these,
like Mr. Hall, are in the order for the
mischief they think they can do. They
very much over-estimate their power,
however, in this respect, and they will
learn eventually that it is of little con
sequence so far as it is able to effect the
purposes or the organization. lhe Ad
Farmers who were once the most
prosperous people are fast becoming
tenants. Illinois has now 35,000 tenant
farmers and our own state over 15,000.
The census puts the average earning of
the farmer at f310t or somewhere less
than 90 cents a day. This, with the as
sistance of wife and children, is the
compensation that this once proud yeo
man of America is receiving lor the
production of wealth which enriches
others. Is it a wonder that they are
kicking? Truly those who are suffer
ing this condition without trying to
make a change are deserving their
fate. The Industrial News, Jackson,
M iAhttrflji.. - - ..
Can All HarmonUef
Yes. All who possess honesty and
brains can Harmonize.
On what can they unite?
On putting in their own pocket the
profit on their food, shelter and cloth
Why can all unite on this?
Because all eat, wear clothing, and
require shelter. No one, except a mo
nopolist who wants to live off his neigh
bor can stand off and say. "I am not
interested in this." The interests of all
honest producers are indentical and
about equal in this and why can they
not unite on it?
You mean co-operation?
Yes, genuine co-operation.
But many refuse to go into it.
Let all who have the sense and the
houesty to go into it unite and after
they have made a success of it, the
knaves will lose their power and the
fools will begin to gain wisdom.
But where there is only about a dozen
willing to engage in co-operation and
the balance refuse, what is to be done?
A dozen who really understand it and
who are. in earnest can make a success
anywhere. The first co-operator could
find only a dozen followers and one of
them was a fraud. But they made
quite a success of the system. The
teachings of the first co-operator em
braces all there is in co-operation, and
no better constitution can be found to
day than "Help.one another," "Do uuto
others as you would have others do unto
you." Sound morality and true charity
is the basis of successful co-operation.
The Llqnor Flank.
No feature of the Ohio people's party
platform calls out so much comment
from the press as its liquor plank, pro
posing to abolish private interest in the
promotion of the sale ot liquors, togeth
er with the evils of adulteration and the
saloon influence in politics by placing
the manufacture and sale of all liquors
in government hands, to be carried on
at cost by salaried agents, having no
interest in the amount of sales.
The favorable comments upon the
proposition from independent and re
form papers are very cordial, but the
average party hack is universally dis
gusted. Here is actually a live idea in
a political platform, and to make it
worse an idea on that troublesome
liquor question, concerning which it
has been these many years a tacit un
derstanding between the political man
agers of all parties, that however they
might fight otherwise, they should
agree to say nothing which could be
constructed as really meaning anything
about the liquor business. It looks as
if these people's party people did not
mean to play politics according to the
rules of the game.
Alas! we fear it is ever so. We ex
pect they do not mean to play at all;
they are in dead earnest. New Na
tion. Two of a Kind.
It is certainly deplorable to see the
low estimate placed upon the honesty
and intelligence of the masses bv the
old party press. This, In a large meas
ure, accounts for the failure of either of
the old parties to stay the onward tide
of reform. They only appeal to the
hatred, bigotry, and worn out jealous
ies. The republicans think to stay it
by telling republicans that the alliance
is a democratic scheme. On the other
hand, democrats think that all they
have to do is to tell democratic voters
that the alliance is a republican scheme
Neither one of them seem to think that
the American citizen is capable of rising
above low partisan hatred, lhe follow
ng are samples of this:
Kansas republicans
should feel that the
sole purpose of third
party cranks Is to elect
a democratic presiden
in !. Topeka Capi
tal, Rep.
This third party trick
is nothing but a scheme
lo gobble up the nemo
cratlc vote of the south
and elect a republican
president. -The Atlanta
Constitution, lem.
Plutocratic Anarchy.
A number of corporations doing busi
ness in this state, among them the
Pullman Palace Car Company, have de
cided to disregard the law enacted by
the last assembly, requiring weekly pay
ment of operatives. When a law is in
the interest of the rich it is obeyed
without question; when it is in the in
terest of the poor it is disobeyed with
Impunity. While it is very likely true
that a rich man can't get into heaven
any rrore than a dog can get through a
knot-hole in a fence, yet the satisfact
ion which the poor get out of the con
templation of this fact is hardly suffi
cient to compensate them for the disad
vantages to which they are subject
whue on earth, spnngneia (ills. Ai
There are at present onlv seven alli
ance papers in the state. But though
email in number their influence has
been great, and a complete revolution
in public sentiment has been , brought
about by their aid. Alabama Mirror.
The Kansas City Star says: "Kansas
will receive this year not less than two
hundred million dollars for bcr farm
products," Such a crop as that is
worth defending from plutocratio
thieves sure enough. Topeka Tribune.
Few people, either in or out of the
alliance, know what an educational
power for good the farmers' alliance is.
The curse of the farmers has been their
isolation, indiffernnce and apathy upon
all public questions. Like a patient ass
he has worked and saved for other's
benefit. The Jeffersonian, Lawrence,
Hon. R.Q. Mills opened the demo
cratic campaign by an effort in behalf
of tariff and license. Roger' Is yet a
firm believer in the efficacy of the dif
ference between 42 and 47 per cent tariff
on 5 per cent of products, a sure cure
for the depressed condition of the labor
ing classes. The Industrial Union,Cres
son, Iowa.
As the Kansas democracy has aban
doned its fight against republicanism,
and decided to fight the people's party,
and as the Kansas republicans have
abandoned the fight against democracy
and are ready to do battle against the
reformers, we desire some one to tell
us whether it's a democratic or republi
can trick. Arkansas (Searcy) Econo
mist. As we go to press the people's party
takes the control of the alliance of Mis
souri gently out of the handsjof the demo
cratic party by the defeat of Hall for
president. Hall is 6trongly anti-sub-treasury
and working for the plutocrat
ic powers that be. This is a grand vic
tory over the democratic wing of the
plutocratic forces and McGrath of Kan
sas will go the same road. Frankfort
Congressman Oats of Alabama fierce
ly tells the alliance men of his district
that he is "responsible for his official
conduct to the democrats of the district,
not to the alliance." The indications
are that this gentleman who thus scorns
the idea that a congressman is respon
sible to the people can be taught a much
needed lesson only in the same way in
which the iridescent "statesman-out-of-a-job"
learned the lesson of his life.
Illinois Alliance, Springfield, III.
With the sub-treasury plan in oper
ation, the grip of Shylock upon the pro
ducers would be loosened. Instead ol
being compelled to force his wheat up
on the market to save his chattels, the
farmer would be enabled to borrow
enough upon his wheat to relieve hig
present obligations and hold his wheat
until prices advance to such a point a
to allow him a reasonable compensation
for his labor. The Alliance Bulletin,,
Harper, Kansas.
Lot's see doesn't Mississippi have tc
elect seven congressman next year? It
seems to us she does, and when thai
time comes, some of the present incum
bents and some of those aspiring gen
tlemen who have sided with "the oppo
nents of the alliance this year, will be
found calling upon the hills and moun
tains to hide them from the indignation
and wrath of a betrayed people. The
fight hasn't ended yet: It has just fair
ly commenced. Leader, Brookbaven,
The object of the sub-treasury plan is
to store the grain and the imperishable
products in the section where they are
produced until demanded for consump
tion, instead of crowding them into twe
or three grain centers to be controlled
by grain speculators. By this meant
we will avoid the depressed pric
caused by throwing the crop onto the
market after harvest, and the farmen
will get the benefit of the rise in the
price instead of the grain speculator.
The Farm Ranch, Douglas, Mo.
This is the time of the year that yoc
can see the average politician, of the
old 6cbool. wending his way over tht
bills and through the corn fields and
taking the early morning trains out tc
our neighboring towns, informing the
dear people that they want this office oi
that office, some of them going so far as
thev would come to their school houses '
to speak, provided they would come tc
hear them, why of course, the alliance
boys will go and hear them, for no
doubt they will make good alliance
speeches iust now, but the alliance
men will keep on sawing wood and
when convention day comes around thej
will let the office hunt the man. The
JXyn&8.Wjchlta. Commoper

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