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as the old parties do. The Alliance Congressman, J. O. OU-s, of Kansas, nominated H. E. Taubeneck, of Illinois, as chairman of the national executive committee. There was ft great outburst of cheers when Taubeneckl name was mentioned. W. R. Lamb, of Texas, seconded the nomination, saying he had watched Taubeneck's record and he was satisfied. Taubeneck was chosen by acclamation. Loud calls for Tauben eck finally brought that gentleman to the rostrum, where he made a brief but very manly and modest speech, thanking the delegates. He said: "Gentlemen, you see before you all that is left of the Independent party in the Illinois Legla lature, so often called the "Big Three.' " He added that, while he sincerely appre ciated the honor the convention had con f erred upon him, he scarcely felt equal to doing the position of national chair man justice, but he would do the best he could, and rely upon the assistance of the other members of the committee. In conclusion, he said they were standing on the brink of the conflict between cap ital and labor, and the longer that con fllct was postponed the worse it would be. "Our politicians," said he, "might as well try to stop a cyclone or the move ment of the stars as to evade this issue." A few moments of confused prepara tion for adjournment sine die ensued, then the chairman's gavel fell, and the first convention of the People's party in the United States passed into history. The following is the national commit tee: Arkansas L. P. Featherstone, Isaac E. McCracken, Jo. A. Bush. California Marion Cannon, H. C. Dil lon, A. 0. Hinckley. , Connecticut Robert Pique. Florida W. D. Condon, L. Baskine, J. D. Goas. Georgia C C. Poet Iowa J. B. Weaver, M. L. Wheat, A. A. J. Westfield. Indiana C. A. Powers, Leroy Temple- ton, J. D. Comstock. Illinois S. N. Norton, A. J. Streater, H. E. Taubeneck. Kansas P. P. Elder, Levi Dumbauld, R. S. Osborn. Kentucky D. L. Graves, S. F. Smith, T.G.Fallin. Louisiana -J. J. Mills, Dr. R. B. Paine, John Pickett Massachusetts G. F. Washburn, E. O. Brown, E. M. Boynton. Michigan Ben Colvln, Mrs. S. E. V. Emery, John O. SeabelL Minnesota Ignatius Donnelly, C. N. Perkins, Andrew Stevenson. Missouri Paul J. Dickson, J. W. Rodgers, W. 0. Atkeson. Maine H. S. Hobbs, F. A, Howard, D. W. Smith. Nebraska J. H. Edmeston, William Dysart, W. H. West New York Jacob H. Studer, Joel J. Hoyt Ohio Hugo Preyer, J. C. H. Cobb, IL F. Barnes. Oklahoma Samuel Crocker, A. E. Light, John Hogan. Pennsylvania R. A. Thompson, F. R. Agnew, Lewis Edwards. South Dakota-J. W. Hardin, H. L. Loucks, Fred Zepp. Texas W. R. Lamb, Thomas Gains, J. H. Davis. Tennessee Robert Schilling, Alfred Manhelmer, A. J. Phillips. West Virginia Luther a Shinn, George W. Hamment, Thomas C. Keeney. Wyoming H. Brelenstela, James A. Smith, H. D. Merrett District of Columbia Lee Crandall, 8. A. Bhnd, IL J, Schnltftla, After the appointment of the commit tee, general satisfaction seemed to be the common sensation among the delegates, and tired from cheering, speaking and their great work, they adjourned at fif teen minutes past 6 o'clock to assemble in mass meeting in the evening at 8 o'clock. The following is the platform adopted: L In view of the great social, industrial and eoonomioal revolution now dawning upon the civilized world, and the new and living issues confronting the American peo ple, we believe that the time has now ar rived for the crystallization of political re form forces of our country and the forma tion of what should be known as the Peo ple's party of the United States of America. 2. That we most heartily endorse the de mands of tne platforms as adopted at St. Louis. Ma, in 1889; Ooala, Fla., in 1890, and and Omaha, Neb., in 1891, and industrial organizations there represented, summar ized as follows: A The right to make and issue money is a sovereign power to be maintained by the people for the oommon benefit; hence we demand the abolition of national banks as banks of issue, and, as a substitute for na tional bank notes, wa demand that legal ten der treasury notes be issued in sufficient vol ume to transact the business of the country on a cash basis, without damage or special advantage to any class or calling, such notes to be legal tender in the payment of all debts, publio and private; and such notes when demanded by the people shall be loaned to them at not more than 2 per cent, per annum on non-perishable products, as indicated in the sub-treasury plan, and also upon, 'real estate, with proper limitation tfpon the quantity of land and amount of money. B We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver. C We demand the passage of laws pro hibiting alien ownership of land, and that Congress take prompt action to devise some plan to obtain all lands now owned by alien and foreign syndicates, and that all lands held by railroads and other corpora tions in excess of such as is actually used and needed by them be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. D Believing the doctrine of equal rights to all and special privileges to none, we de mand that taxation national, state or municipal shall not be used to build up one interest or olass at the expense of another. E We demand that all revenues na tional, state, or county shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. F-sWe demand a just and equitable sys tem of graduated tax on income. G We demand the most rigid, honest and just national control and supervision of the means of publio communication and transportation, and if this control and su pervision does not remove the abuses now existing, we demand the government owner ship of such means of communication and transportation. ' H We demand the election of president, vice president and United States Senators by a direct vote of the people. 3. That we urge united action of all pro gressive organizations in attending the con ference called for February 22, 1892, by six of the leading reform organizations. 4. That a national central committee be appointed by this conference, to be com posed of a chairman, to be elected by this body, and of three members from each state represented, to be named by each state delegation. 5. That this central committee shall repre sent this body, attend the national confer en oe on February 22, 1892, and, if possible, unite with that and all other reform or ganizations there assembled. 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