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SIMPSON AT CHICAGO.
He Speaks to Twenty Thous and People. The Wrights and the Wrongs of tTie Work lnfflVoj.le Plainly Stated In Character istic Language-TIte Money Oaent ion, the Itailroads am) the Woinau'M Suffrage DUcusseil. The Honorable Jerry Simpson spoke recently in Chicago and the occasion is described in a local paper as follow: Upwards of two thousand people gathered about the speakers stand shouting for the commencement of the speaking. Chief Marshal James O'Con nel called for order, and after briefly outlining the principles of the council, introduced "Jerry Simpson of Kan sas." Thero were given three cheers and and any number of tigers. Then just as everything was settled down and ex pectancy was to be seen in every uo turned face, some person inquired as to what was the matter with Jerry. This was an opportunity not to be lost and the speaker seized upon it. "I am all right and have my socks on," he said. After the laughter which thi3 remark had subsided. Mr. Simpson proceeded as follows: "It gives me great pleasure to have an opportunity to speak before the most progressive laboring people of the country. I came to Chicago thirty years ago, "and after having spent many years here I went to Kansas, where I have, as you know, come to the front with the alliance. I have always had an admiration for Chicago, and partic ularly for its laboring class, and so it is pleasant for me to extend to you tho right hand of fellowship on behalf of the farmers of the country. "Tho farmers.as a class have always been blow to move, but at last they are ready to grasp hands with the laboring men of the cities to secure the rights of both. Bv our rights I mean a part of the great wealth we are producing. We are in a new age. The man who works to produce the machinery needed on a farm is as much a farmer as ho who holds the handles of a plow. - Wo working men are producing wealth beyond the dream of avarice. Every hour of the day v;e produce $25, 000 more wealth than is consumed. In tho face of that fact there arises one very important question. Who gets that wealth? Is it tho producer? No.' It is tho man who sits in his oilico and devises cunning schemes to rob the pro ducer of that which is his own. "All of this will soon bo changed. . A wonderful revolution is now going on. The old parties are being broken up, and with their destruction a new era will dawn upon this country. The in telligent people will solve this problem, and the producer will be given a fair proportion of his earnings. We do not claim to have found a panacea that will cure all evils, but we have set our faces toward the light. "I saw in the procession to-day the bone and sinew of the city. I was moved by the thought that in this age the man who makes no de mand gets little. Then I appreciated the fores tbat was beine brought out to enforce vour demands for your rights. The mere fact that you emphasize your demands as you did to-day is the beet omen that a bright era is at hand. Nevertheless, we are suffering great and awful wrongs now. "During the last thirty years 25,000 men haye gained control of one-half tho wealth of the country. Unless there is a change tho close of tho present cen tury will find 250.000 people in posses sion of 80 per cent of tho country's wealth. If this is Termitted thero will follow the most terrific revolution ever known. "The earth is the creator of wealth, It Las resources to maintian 100,000 times its present population. Now, then, land is a storehouse, labor is a factor, and capital is only an assistant. Still a few men have charge of the coal mines, and the people iu my state are forced to burn corn because they can not afford to buy coal. Iron lands are the same wa. Now I propose to say to the land-owners that they can own me Und. but thev must pay back to the people a fair rental in the shape of a Ux. Then they will let go, and you worklncmen can TO into the mines and Mni nil t tha coal that vou desire to use. . . monopoly is tho railroad. The railroad has been known to charge one-half the farmers' crop for hauling the other, half to market. That monopoly the gov ernment must throttle. The carrying of passengers and freight is a govern mental function. "Then there is the national bank monopoly. A few years ago coon skins, horses, cows and codfish were legal tender. Because such stuff had a com modity value it was thought to b3 in dispensable as cash. Now imma?inea dude going to church with a codfish in his pocket for tho contribution plate. There is as much sense in that as there is in demanding that only hard money be issued. However, if we are to have hard money, gold and silver,let us have enough of It. As for me, I am in favor of the government issuing paper money directly to the people at a low rate of interest. If the money lenders can not compete, let them put their cash into legitimate business. "Some years ago some feudal barons built theJr castles so as to command the roads most traveled. Then they ma.de all who passed by pay heavy tribute. That was the origin of the present tar Hi' system. The barons aro to-day en trenched bahind their castlewalls as in the old times, and they are robbing you just as successfully, though with more science, as they did tho travelers. Our object is to dislodge them, and to ac complish this result we must elect men to congress who will see that our in terests aro provided. Tho speaker then paid attention to thf telegraphic svstems, which he classed as monopolies, and briefly re- foiTcd to a number of kindred sub jects. Ho closed his , speech with a tribute to the women. "A man's right to vote is a woman's right," he said. "I hope to liye to see the day when every woman in the conn try may express her opinion at the polls. Now. while speaking of women, I wish to call your attention to an action of tho mcnigers of the Columbian ex position. They have appointed a board of lady managers. Thero isn't a woman on that boart. It is a shame. I would not give a woman for all the ladies that ever wore silk socks. If the new party does not rscognize the women I wiil leave it and form another." At the close of his speech, which was interrupted manv times bv eheers. Mr. Simpson seized his hat and overcoat, and made a hasty retreat. He took the 6 o'clock train for Clay Center, Kan sas. M The Troublesome Alliance. The following is from an Ohio cor respondent to the New York Press: Tho farmers' alliance, which tho democracy believed would be a powerful ally in th s cam paign, now turns out to be quite as danperous un element to them as the republicans. This is due to the fact that tho alliance, or as they call it here, "the peoples party, " is crowding tne financial question In season and out of season. Tho half dozen women which this new organi zation has traveling through the state lectur ing at farmers's picnics deal almost exclusive ly with free silver, and do not seem to see any other question in tho fight. In fact, all their speakers, and they have a number of th m can vassing the state, are pressing the seductive cry of more., money upon every audience they address. The Press correctly sizes up the situ ation. Tho battle cry of the people's party is more money;" the politicians of Ohio are learning that they cannot cov er up this question with tariff dust, and there is not the least doubt that one party would bo as glad as the other to be rid of this new element in politics. The Advocate. The Warehouse Plan. The great cry of the subsidized press is that the sub-treasury plan is "uncon stitutional." "impracticable," visiona ry," etc. If you will but turn back a few pages of our country's history, you will find that the Pennsylvania colony adopted a land and loan scheme, and Virginia a tobacco warehouse system very much similar to what we are now advocating, which at that time was all that saved the colonists from utter ruin. And then turn to French history and see how in 1S48 this same warehouse plan saved Franca from utter destitu tion and mado her a happy and prosper ous nation. No measure ever offered promises so great relief to the produc ing millions a9 the sub-treasury, and unless something better is proposed the people are going to have it. By this plan it is made possible for the producer to realize toe advance upon nis pro ducts instead of giving it to the kid gloved speculator. Alliance Bulletin. Old party papers are devoting lots of 8 pace to giving good advice to the peo ple a party. Li ad they followed this ad vice themselves there would have been do people's party. It would not have imimw TWnr TlmM . Amusing. It is amusing to compare the editor ials of the democrat-republican gold bug national bank newspapers when speaking of Kansas at the present time with the remarks of self-shame papers made last fall and winter. Then they were cursing the farmers' alliance for every ill and prophesying the direct calamities from the acts of the farmers' legislature of the state. They predict ed the withdrawal of all eastern capital invested there and the speedy ruin and downfall of every interest. Now they are boasting of the good crops of the state, telling of the rapid cancelling of mortgages and pre dicting a glorious future for Kansas farmers. And the funniest thing about all this talk of these political bunco steerers is the causes they give for this change in Lho state of things. When Kansas was suffering from a failure of crops and her hard working farmers with blight ed hopes saw forsaken homes staring them in the face; when they felt tho cold grip of the mortgage closing tight er and tighter and wife and children were trembling and hoping almost against hope, they, said fanners were to blame for this themselves; that they did not properly plant their crops or take care of them after they were planted, and if they would pay more attention to their farms and let politics alone they would bo better off. But now, when tho prairies of Kansas are rich with a golden harvest planted and being gathered by the alliance farmers of the state, these all-wise prophets and reasoners are willing to credit these bright prospects to anything else than the efforts of the farmers. j We should think such reasoning asi this was enough to convince any farmer1 t hat all the politician cared for him was to use him for his own special purpose. If drouths and floods and insects de stroy crops, the farmer is negligent and is to blame for the failure; yet let mere come a season of prosperity, with rain or sunshine just as needed, he gets no credit, but is told that Providence is exceedingly kind to him, and that if he will only tend to ms larm, sue wm con tinue to blesa him. Such talk is indeed amusing, and eve ry intelligent farmer should make the most of it as a club of ridicule for the scheming politician who is always work- ins his own advancement, ana as u. means of accomplishing this end is con stantly trying to keep the farmer in the background hy preacning 10 nun vuai he should be satisfied with his present social and political position and privi leges, and that Providence naa never intended him for further advancement. Pennsylvania Farmer. Deep and Shallow Cultivation of Corn. Bulletin No. 14 of the Missouri exper iment station (Columbia) is devoted to a report on experiments with corn made in 1890. In these experiments a trial of deep and shallow tillage gaye an in of over fourteen bushels per acre. or 21 per cent of the entire yield, in fa vor of shallow tillage in isy, ana near ly thirty bushels, or 30 per cent of the yield in 1890. The implement used for shallow tillage was made expressly for this experiment, and has a number of knives running an inch or more under the surface, loosening the soil and ef fectually destroying the weeds in its path, but not lifting the soil sufficiently to cover the weeds in the bill unless quite small. The Illinois experiment station at Champaign has made similar experi ments, in which the average increase in favor of shallow tillage was nearly eight bushels per acre for a period of three years. The Ohio experiment station has con ducted similar experiments, using acul tivator not so weli adapted to the pur pose as the one described, but with the result also in favor of shallow tillage. The old party press throughout this section talk 4ike the fight is between the two old parties,, whereas the real fignt is betwoen the people and the money power. The money power is en trenched behind the two old parties, and in its fight against the people it hopes to be able to win. promising, as it does, position and gold to its work ers. People, this is the truth. The old parties are simp!y tools in the hands of the plutocrats tools to destroy the lib erties of the people paid tools to fasten the chains of bondage upon the toilers, are the party leaders of the old parties. People's Journal .(Anderson, Ind.) JONES WIIX NOT SUBMIT. Jfew York's Lieutenant Governor Proposes to Fight Democratic Nominees. Bingiiampton, N. Y.. September 22. -In response to inquiries as to his posi-. tion regarding the democratic ticket, Lieutenant Governor Jones has pre pared a statement for the Associated Press, but he declined to specify just what steps he proposes to take to ac complish his declared purpose. Mr. Jones says that his political ac tion has always been controlled by bis 6ense of loyalty as a citizen, never" rec ognizing conflicting party obligations. He believes in this instance that not only have tho interests of the people been sacrificed, but that the existence of the democratic party has been jeop ardized, for behind the nominations and in absolute control of the party are men whose every sentiment of patriotism is subject either to their personal ambi tion or their selfish greed. Continuing. Mr. Jones says: "So complete is the power of these men, and so dictatorial have they become, that members of the party are but serfs so far as political action is concerned. Continued subservience but makes the condition too degrading to be borne by American citizens, 'i here is but one way to dislodge these usurpers. The temporary defeat of the party will bo harmless compared with the effect of their control. For the welfare of tho state and in the interest of the demo cratic party to mo my duty appears clear, which is to oppose the election of the nominees of the Saratoga conven tion to such an extent as may be within my power, and in such manner as may seem best to accomplish that purpose." To Handle the Fair Funds. Topeka, Sept. 22. The World's fair stockholders, in session here last week selected a board of managers of nine members to take charge of the World's fair fund and ar range for the Kansas City display About $50,000 is in sight, making the display an assured fact. The managers elected sre as follows: At large A. W. Smith of McPher son. and Fred Willhouse of Fairmont. First district Colonel W. A. Harris of Lin wood. Second district Captain R.W. Sparr of Lawrence. Third district Col. E. H. Brown of Girard. Fourth district Col. A. S. Johnson of Topeka. Fifth district W. II. Smith of Marysville. Sixth district William Simpson of Norton. - Seventh district Capt. O. B. Hil dreth of Newton. About half the counties in the state have mot their first assessments. All the railroads except the Missouri Pacific have paid into the treasury the amount asked from them. Jay Gould, in a letter to the burean of promotion, stated that it was his intention to give an exhibition at the fair, of the states through which his roads run and that Kansas would be given due prominence. The delegates are of the opinion that the Missouri Pacific will yet be in duced to contribute to the railroad fund. GLAC1KBS IN WYOMING. An Interesting Discovery In the Teton Range Made by Explorers. Cheyenne. Wy., Sept. 22. W. O. Owen, surveyor for Albany County, and W. G. Johnson, head Government geo logist party, report the discovery of glaciers in northern Wyoming. The find is high up in the Tetons, immedi ately south of the Yellowstone National Park. Johnson found himself on a true glacial formation in ascending Cloud Peak, but thirty miles from the town of Buffalo, the objective point of the Burlington extension. Johnson, who is here under orders to go to tho Pacific coast, was amazed and could not credit appearances until he made a critical examination. The Johnson glazier has a lake that is frozen over the year around and there are great crevices in the ice fields. Tinted By Fire. Osage Mission, Kas., Sept 21. Two large two-story frame livery stables, owned by Jeff Thomson, caught fire last evening about 8 o'clock and burned to the ground, consuming eight head of fine norses and 100 tons of hay. All of' the buggies and several head of fine . blooded horses were saved. Several adjoining buildings caught fire, but the bucket brigade turned out and saved the town. The cause of the fire is not. known. The loss is estimated at $15, 000; very small part, covered by insurance.