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Railroad Presicenfc (to Clerk
prevent this weat her from obstrWfmir
instruct the Government to call
Will an KnortHDHI Surplus of Other
Money Iy la the Treasury The Gold
Reserve Myth Exploded Bondholders
on Top.
Although the administration ob
tained by the sale of bonda during last
year 1117,380,282 (or the alleged pur
pose of redeeming greenbacks and
treasury notes, yet Mr. Carlisle is now
forced to admit officially that with the
exception of $12,378,451 every dollar of
that gold was used to pay the current
expenses of the government. The exact
amount of gold used for meeting cur
rent expenses was 1105,002,143.
The report of the treasurer further
shows that on July 1, 1894, the unex
pended balances' of appropriations ag
gregated $78,291,105, and the total
amount available for expenditures on
that date was $364,616,414, making the
total available appropriation on July 1,
1894, $442,907,520. The expenditures
during the six months ended December
81, 1894, amounted to $168,952,480, leav
ing an unexpended balance on January
1, 1895, of $255,955,039.
You see the bonds were Issued to
keep up the gold reserve.
Wonder why the proceeds were used
for current expenses.
The republicans like Reed, say be
cause of lack of revenue.
Somebody has surely lied.
With $250,000,000 of surplus In the
treasury, it is strange that the gold-
worshiping administration should havo
allowed the sacred gold reserve to be
spent for anything else except to main
tain the parity of gold and silver. ,
Funny government, anyway, that
mortgages the country to buy gold to
pay current expenses when it already
, has a surplus that It can't appropriate
,', ,', fast enough to keep it from crowding
, the vaults.
.c.. This is an awful condition that so
, , much money should get plied up in the
V(.. way of the policy of the administration
to issue $500,000,000 of bonds,
i This 1b a predicament.
Why don't Congress get a hustle on
ltsolf and appropriate money to buy
)-. - ' more guns?
Clear the deck get this base money
out of the way, so that the President
! : can store up the gold he Is buying.
i Money must not be allowed to accu
i i . . mulate when all the money lenders of
the world are clamoring for a chance to
" '' '"' lend us gold on fifty-year bonds.
They must be accommodated, or they
will bust and great will be the bust
The parity of gold and silver must be
preserved if we have to buy all the gold
In the world to do it.
Just as soon as we get all the gold,
then the money lenders will restore sli
ver and we can buy that at the same
We must save the money lenders. It
; we don't Grover won't get his pay
from Mr. Rothschilds. Here's all this
confounded money piled up here, and
when the people see it, they are liable
to kick us off the continent for borrow
ing more
We must appropriate or perish.
The gold reserve was a good scheme
but now we're in a pretty mess of
', bugs.
The papers have been prying into
, the private affairs of the government,
and found that we had plenty of money
all the time.
. The bondholders are losing confl-
ence and some of them are getting
'p'"T acared.
v.' ' " . They have awful dreams at night
of dynamite and wet elm clubs and
hemp, and "death to interest bearing
The President now has a hundred
OO, (.policemen to guard his palace, and he
Q ( gets letters every day from worklng
f , ", r men asking where they can find a Job.
-, He actually waked up right in the mld
( ) : ) , O Ue of the night one time lately and
TV wonuere1 wbat tne PePl were klck-
.' lng about He is prosperous isn't
iQv-j -that what they elected him for?
' ' Even the fossilized old mummy show
In the Senate is startled to think that
the people should want to know what
-) the government is doing.
,(); A" (Coorert the Expert Bank Officials Into
Bonded Government EmploTetv
i fin the course of an editorial on "The
nnvavinnant n n A DanVtnv " Uarnne'e
Weekly says:
"Long experience has demonstrated
that, with few exceptions, the politl
of We attar)-Iyou o not itronce
the United states nans, l snail
out the Federal Tpoops.
clans who are sent to Congress or who
become members of the cabinet are not
capable of mastering the Intricacies of
the banking business."
Something occult about the banking
business, isn't there? Ordinary mor
tals can't comprehend this idea of get
ting in debt for thousands of dollars,
and then drawing interest on your
debts while you pay none on what you
owe! This business of cornering money
and compelling people to pay you a big
rate for the loan on your credit or your
promissory notes, is Indeed a puzzle.
Yes, it is a very peculiar and "Intri
cate" business almost as hard to un
derstand as three-card monte or the
shell game. As politicians and repre
sentatives of the people are incapable
of comprehending, it, the only safe
course is to give the bankers the power
to frame our currency laws. As they
are now, the money power Is able to
control about everything; but there
may be some points in which the bank
ers could improve these laws, and
make it easier to rake in the fruits of
others' labor.
How nice if the common people could
only be made to believe such stuff
that finance is a matter utterly beyond
their comprehension, and it would be
safer for them to try to legislate on the
tides and the law of gravitation than
to tamper with the currency. Wouldn't
the fellows on the inside who under
stand all the "intricacies" of getting
something for nothing by hocus-pocus
ing the money supply have a picnic?
If money were something the people
could take or let alone; if the law
didn't make it a legal tender and com
pel them to pay their debts in It; if It
wasn't the only means by which they
can conveniently and economically
effect the exchanges of their products,
then it might be sr.fo to pass the sub
ject by as too intricate for ordinary
mortals. But, as it is largely by means
of their manipulation of the money
supply that the few are able to rob the
many of the fruits of their toll, it be
hooves every man to study the money
questions and understand all the
devious and "intricate" methods by
which wealth uses money to oppress
and defraud labor. And about the
first question to ask these masters of
the "Intricacies" of banking Is: Why
should one man's debt circulate as
money and draw Interest rather than
another's? Star and Kansan.
What Fools These Laborers Be.
A few days ago 100,000 laborers pa
raded the streets of the City of Mexico,
with banners and music, demanding to
be led against Guatemala. There is a
dispute between Mexico and Guate
mala about a piece of swamp which
probably Isn't worth 10 cents per acre,
and whose ownership could easily be
settled by resurvey or arbitration. It
has never done the laborers of either
country any good, and never will. Yet
these 100,000 Mexican laborers parade
the streets, clamoring for war! Is it
any wonder that tyrants, In so many
shapes, rule the people when' we see
that the people themselves are such
fools? The kings quarrel, and the peo
ple do the fighting that's the history
of mankind. Here we are pretending
to be civilized. Almost 1,900 years of
Christ and his gospel of peace have
been our teachers, and yet we turn out.
100,000 strong, with banners flying.
drums beating, and horns tooting de
manding to be. led against bayonets
and bullets to settle the boundary line
of a wretched wilderness of swamp! No
wonder our masters despise us Tom
How We Soar.
Six years ago this month August Bel
mont stood in the sawdust of Madison
Square Garden and awarded ribbons to
stump tailed fox terriers. At that time
his fame rested on the ownership of
the champion brace of the gamy breed
which was the height oi canine vogue.
As bench show Judge and president of
the American Kennel club be gradually
acquired national reputation. To-day
he designates to the United States gov
ernment the terms upon which gold
by the hundredweight shall be fur
nished for redeeming currency notes.
He negotiates with a president and a
secretary of the treasury in secret upon
the fate of a nation's contracts. That
Is the beauty of a free country. You
can't tell when the man you esteem be
neath your serious notice will have a
big slice of the country standing in his
name. St. Louis Republic.
The constitution says: "Congress
shall l ave power to borrow money on
the m'M oi the Unit-I St.us." .N..w
arises the question how Ktnp Cruver
and Lord Cadis s acquired that power.
en. Paul Tan Dee Toort Rerlews the
Situation and Hake an Eloquent Ap
peal Let Organisation Be the Watch
word of the People's Fartrv
The duty that has devolved upon me
In assuming the position of Command
er-in-Chief of the Industrial Legion
has been the most burdensome of my
life. I spent a quarter of a century In
building up the Grand Army, holding
all Its offices of evry grade, and gave
after my term as Commander-in-Chief
several years in assisting In developing
the Women's Relief Corps, which was
organized under a call issued by me,
and in all these years I never had the
load to carry that has been crowded
Into the last two, In doing the work
put into my hands by the National
Executive Committee of our party. I
have had more anxious days and sleep
less nights than I care to number. It
Is well known I never wanted the
place, endeavored to resign at the close
of the campaign of 1893, but have been
compelled to bear the burden, and am
now here to turn it over to some one
with capacity and patience greater than
The Legion was organized by the
National Executive Committee of the
People's Party, acting unofficially, at
their meeting at Memphis, Tenn., on
November 19, 1892. In conjunction
with them, about one hundred of the
leaders of the Farmer's Alliance and
other Industrial orders became its
charter members.
The notification of my election came
from Hon. H. E. Taubeneck and Geo.
P. Washburn, and the formal notice
from the secretary of the National
Committee, J. H. Turner, who had also
been made Adjutant General of the Le
gion. I at first declined the position,
but when earnestly urged from all
quarters, I insisted that if I accepted
the constitution should be revised, se
crecy eliminated and a simpler form
adopted. A meeting was called at In
dianapolis on December 29, 1892, and
Messrs. Taubeneck, Rankin and Tur
ner and a large delegation attended. On
the distinct understanding that the Na
tional Committee would endorse this
plan and hold up my hands with all
their power and push the work, I ac
cepted, and the officers of the National
Committee Issued the following appeal:
"We kindly request that the People's
Party state, county and local commit
tees in every state in the Union do all
in their power and lend a helping hand
to organize the Industrial Legion. Push
the organization into every state, coun
ty, precinct and school district in the
"H. E. TAUBENECK, Chairman,
"J. H. TURNER, Secretary,
"M. C. RANKIN, Treasurer."
At the meeting of the National Exe
cutive Committee at Chicago, August
2, 1893, the committee again renewed
that request. At the meeting of the
full committee at St. Louis, February
22, 1894, the following resolution was
adopted as a part of the report of tho
committee on address: "Resolved, That
we renew our recommendation adopt
ed at the meetings of the National Ex
ecutive Committee at Indianapolis and
Chicago, and earnestly urge every state
and county committee to organize the
Industrial Legion in every voting pre
:inct in the land."
At a meeting of the full committee at
St. Louis, December 29, 1894, the fol
lowing resolution reported by the unan
imous vote of the committee on or
ganization was adopted: "Resolved,
That while we do not attempt to dic
tate to any state as to the plan of or
ganization it shall adopt, we renew the
recommendation of the national com
mittee in favor of the organization of
the Industrial Legion in every precinct
in the land; and, further recommend
that no dues shall be exacted only from
legions that operate the rebate plan,
and that in all cases where members
are able, they be urged to send ten
cents per annum to headquarters; that
all clubs or other orders that wish to
change into legions shall send 20 cents
for supplies, and that original legions
Bhall send 60 cents, but that no legion
shall be denied a charter when it is
unable to pay for it, and that these
organizations shall be called People's
Party Clubs, People's Party Legions
or Industrial Legions, in order to suit
the conditions in each state, and that
Rule 15 of instructions of the Industrial
Legion be dropped, and that all Peo
ple's Party clubs or legions shall report
to the same headquarters in order to
avoid confusion and to perfect a sys
tematic organization." So, that includ
ing the meeting at Washington, Febru
ary 23, 1893, the national executive
:ommlttee have endorsed the legion
three times and the full committee
twice. At Chicago, August 2, 1893,
Messrs. Donnelly, Stricklor and Ran
'ln were added to the executive coun
cil, making the entire executive com- :
aittee of the People's Party. In addl-'
'.ion to the above many state conven- (
.ions, a great majority of the state
jommlttees and other Important dele-
(ate bodies of our party have approved i
It, and to further demonstrate the ac
ceptance of this form of organization,
we bear on our books the names of over
1.200 of the best and brightest workers
of our cause, who have taken a formal
commission as legion recruiting officers;
we have mailed thousands of constitu
tions and instructions In response to
requests from individual members of
our party in every state.
From the very beginning we have
had the constant aid of the reform
press; they have published all our circu
lars, also made editorial appeals and
we have the service of tho Ready Print
Populist columns and W,. S. Morgan,
the efficient and alert sentinel of the
National Legion, sent a special edition
of his paper to all the legion members,
and all recruiting officers at his own
expense, and has constantly kept the
legion before the people. I cordially
thank the People's Party press every
where for their potent help; they rep
resent a gallant band whose sacrifices
will never be known, who cannot be
bought, sold or bartered, sad whose
unselfish and unrewarded labor to our
party is beyond all praise.
The legion will and does fill the long-
felt want of a compact political body,
It Interferes with no other organiza
tion; it is simply the partisan club, and
its method of organization has met with
the cordial approval of our party and
is even admired by those who differ
from us. All the valid objections that
have been made are covered by the
resolution adopted by the national
committee on December 29 at St. Louis,
and ail the clubs and farm and labor
orders can be chartered by sending
names of members and 20 cents, with
out change of officers or their titles.
This was the idea of the national com
mittee and reformers who made the le
gion, who provided in the original con
stitution that all farm and labor orders
should be chartered free.
I have many and sore grievances that
I could air; I have received treatment
that I have a right to resent during my
life, and send a vendetta down to my
tribe, but I here and now bury it all
and consecrate myself anew to the
work. Realizing the deplorable con
dltion of our nation, that men are noth
ing but the dust of the earth, and that
if we would hand down liberty and free
government to coming people, we must
bear our burden and faint not, I for
bear. I deem it my duty to speak
plainly in reference to the difficulty
of organizing the People's Party. The
forces that compose it have been or
ganized to death and scarcely a week
passes but that some versatile genius
evofves some new plan to band the
people together and still further divide
our forces, We have hundreds of dis
cordant camps and scarcely one of them
hold a national meeting, but days are
devoted to charges and counter-charges
of corruption and fraud. These organ
izations, united, cost a vast sum of
money, pay large salaries and are gen
erally firm in the opinion that nobody
should be allowed to organize but the
peculiar forces that unite with them.
From all of the organizations in the
cities the People's Party has not yet
received in the nation even the num
ber of voters that are claimed to hold
membership In one. If we received these
labor votes we could carry every city
in the United States. While labor
forces willingly pay large dues and
assessments to all the different orders
they object to the small dues of the le
gion and the charter fees, and these we
have continually reduced and yet the
members have left me to bear the bur
den and pay the bills, and besides, to
contribute office rent and the clerical
labor of myself and family free of
charge. In other words, they have
thousands of dollars for non-partisan
organizations and not a cent for poli
tics, and leave the national committee
and the National Legion headquarters
bankrupt and cramped for even pos
tage for the enormous correspondence
which comes from all the people. In
addition, we have a dozen farm orders
who are, to say the least, not prosper
ous, who have graduated their mem
bers largely Into the People's Party;
have wasted two years of effort of the
best organizers In the nation, trying
to revive or resurrect while their mem
bers have simply marched on to the
front and demanded partisan organi
zation. All the above orders feared the legion
would interfere with their work, and
hence, we had, If not the open and ac
tive, the negative opposition of the
governing forces of all of them, who
have simply said wait, and see if we
cannot resurrect our own. I have al
ways been a firm believer in labor or
ganizations and unions and when I ac
cepted my position, I said In the ad
dress: "I am assured that the legion
does not Interfere in any way with any
of the industrial orders which have
so grandly done their part in. educating
the people, but simply fills the long
felt want of supplying a compact, poli
tical body, in which all can unite on
one common creed and the only test of
membership be loyalty to the platform
of the People's Party; if I deemed we
should in any way conflict with any
of the great industrial or labor or
ganizations I should have nothing to
do with it."
It we propose to have any organiza
tion worthy of the name for 1896, we
must all bury selfish interests and unite
all the organizing force we have in the
party to band all the people in sym
pathy with us In one organization, and
that the one endorsed by the official
voice of the party. The machinery Is
all ready, the workers duly commis
sioned, we have made a beginning in
all the states but eight, and if added
to the patriotic appeal of all the great
leaders of labor the reform press will
still further continue their noble work,
we can win the battle. If the 2,000,000
voters of the People's Party, with the
women and noble youth, who are . our
inspiration and hope, would all meet
on a given day and Join the People's
Legion, it would send dismay among
the money changers the world over.
I think all the latior leaders are now
convinced that It le folly to strike;
they do not even support each other,
and in every one that is inaugurated
the plutocratic forces have wild-eyed
bands of anarchists to commit depreda
tions that prejudice the masses. If Mr.
Debs had been supported by all the la
bor organizations In the United States
he could have won; but how many
stood off cold-hearted and said to
themselves: If he wins it will disband
all of our "orders and make his the
great labor order of the world; so they
let him fall and show more sympathy
by resolutions than they did by actual
all. When I contemplate the provoca
tion of organized labor I wonder at their
patience and submission, trampled un
der foot, robbed, shot down like mad
dogs, turned into the street, their
places taken by a horde of scum,
shipped here from off the streets and
amid the slums of Europe, hurled into
Jail by dishonest, tyrannical Judges,
they submit to the majesty of the law
though its executors degrade its holy
teachings and use their power as an
engine of oppression. The only place
to strike is at the ballot box and the
way to get there is to organize the peo
ple Into the People's Legion; it covers
every situation, it answers every pur
pose, It fills every want and if the pluto
cratic agencies determine to use force
we can be ready if we are wise in the
present hour. If we do not rally now
we deserve to be enslaved, and I firmly
believe that the only hope of settling
the tremendous perils that confront us
as a nation is in the immediate organ!
zation of all the people who demand
emancipation from foreign rule.
The developments during the past
two years must convince the masses
that dangerous elements are at work
and that the foes of liberty are en
trenched in the very citadels of the re
public. They own the President, his
cabinet, the great newspapers, and con
trol the leaders of both the old parties.
If the spirit of the men that raised
liberty poles in New York and threw
the tea in Boston harbor was not dead
in this nation the whole people would
resent the foreign influences exerted on
American soil. On the one hand, the
king of the Jews, RothBchils, dominat
ing the financial affairs of the nation,
on the other, a potentate who does not
speak the English language, ruling
with an iron hand the spiritual and
meddling with the temporal affairs of
6,000,000 of our people, and the politi
cians of both the old parties afraid to
murmur for fear they will lose votes.
I am opposed to foreign dictation and
will Join hands with any reform force
to get rid of it at once and forever. I
would brush away the aggression of
Great Britain, which from the very be
ginning has been the open and secret
enemy of our Republic. I would adopt
a vigorous foreign policy. Let the na
tion cease to be a cipher on the map of
the world; we can afford to be indepen
dent. We produce 95 per cent of our
raw material, and Great Britain Is
compelled to buy 90 of hers, and why
we should be chained to her chariot
wheels Is because our rulers are shame
less traitors to our interests. Oh, for
the spirit of the fathers of 1776!
It is not what we have in our plat
form that creates so much criticism,
but it is largely what men in our party
advocate outside of it, for there is not
a vital doctrine in that platform that
does not appeal to the common sense
and patriotic instinct of the whole
American people. We stand with every
patriot that helped found the Repub
lic and make the constitution on the
money question. We stand with Jack
son and Lincoln. We are in favor of
the money of the constitution. The
cardinal doctrines of the graduated in
come tax, postal savings bank, and
ownership of railroad and telegraph
systems is advocated by millions out
side of our party; there is scarcely a
country in the world but ours that does
not enjoy the benefits of these blessings.
To-day the European holders of our
railroad bonds are demanding that the
strictest possible federal supervision
shall be inaugurated before they will
invest another dollar or even protect
. auu.ucr uu.ittr ur even proiBCl kng or tQ overrlde Congress,
what interests they haye. The. leading defy the pe0pie and trample law and
German and English financial papers constitution under foot. The Roths
have declared that such must be the childs" bond trasaction is the most
unB ui me Dooaie agents oi me
administration, Congressman Strauss,
of New York, declared so in a speech I
in Congress a short time ago, and Sen-.
ator Vilas, another spokesman of the
administration, made a desperate fight
to have the government own and oper
ate the mail cars, when the postoffice
bill was pending in the Senate last
week. Rocently Carroll D. Wright de
clared in a public address that In a
few years the government would oper
ate at least the railroad systems of tho
country. The National Tribune, the
organ of the Grand Army, urges a po3-
tal savings bank, and that system and
a government telegraph has been advo- though poor in purse, mortgaged and
cated by the postoffice department un- , many of themde3tltute and out of e ai
der all administrations, ever since the ployment, are honest, patient, law-abld-days
of John A. J. Cresswell. i ln8: peoplo, and of the thousands of let-
Thfl mon whn .Wonofa on J.,- ters received at my office, there were
tax cannot fly with their property to a !
country in Europe where they will not
be compelled to pay one. I have no
prejudice against men who have
amassed millions honestly. I know
some who are noble in every way and
who favor this tax; but generally speak-
ing, I am in favor of taxing the stolen
millions, aggregated in the hands of
insolent, shoddy aristocrats, while they
are alive, with an income tax, and after
they are dead with an inheritance tax.
It is a strange thing that the very
planks in our platform that are the law
of the land in the nations of Europe,
whose method of .government our plu
tocratic citizens so thoroughly admire,
are th3 very ones that are singled out
as the most terrific wild-cat doctrines
that were ever advocated by the luna
tics of the world.
The People's Party Is the only
straight silver party in existence. Had
it not been for the dovoted, unselfish
labors of its 2,000 newspapers, 10,000
orators and 2,000,000 voters, the cause
of silver would have been forever lost.
During all the time that we have made
this fight without a dollar of aid from
any source, except the contributions of
the people, we have been constantly
opposed, ridiculed and vllllfled by some
of the men and organizations claiming
to represent the very essence of the sil
ver cause. While they have squandered
thoiutads of dollars in useless efforts,
they have, by adhering to the two old
parties, or trying to create a new one,
and thus divide the silver forces, been
a constant hindrance to our progress.
The mass of our voters are not mine
owners. They represent the indus
trial classes, and have lost more In one
day. by the demonetization of silver
than the mine owners do In a year. By
Senator Jones' estimate, the wheat
growers lost $100,000,000 a year, the
cotton planters $250,000,000 and tie
wage workers, since 1873, enough money
to build and equip all the railroads in
the United States. We will continue
the battle for the free coinage of gold
and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, with
out the consent of any Jew or Gentile
or foreign nation on earth, and we ex
tend fraternal greetings and the worm
hand of fellowship to all who advocate
the vital doctrines of the People's Party
on the money question, and invite them
to join with us la this great struggle,
with the full assurance that the Peo
ple's Party fetters the conscience of no
human being, that we are simply mov
ing on educational lines until we can
all meet in 1890 and prepare a line of
battle to meet the enemy. There Is no
hope from either of the old parties; the
People's Party polled the second high
est vote in 22 states. The democratic
party is dead In the West. It Is reek
ing with fraud and odious with ballot
box stuffing, and if we had an honest
election it could not cary a Southern
state. It deserves to die, and both It
and the republican party, as represent
ed by their leaders, are In the grasp
of the money power, and each want to
preserve the clutch of the banks over
the nation. If 4,000 national banks
were not fighting silver, the battle
would soon be won. Their power to
issue money must be destroyed, and on
this line, that the government shall
issue the money, we will wage the bat
tle, inviting all the forces who favor
this doctrine to unite with us. .
All the attempts made to change our
platform are premature and unwise;
no new or old party was ever called on
to change Its platform between conven
tions. Each state, at Its convention,
can formulate their ideas, and when
we meet in 1896 God will give us wis
dom to agree on some sound principles
that will unite all the reform forces
and lead the people to victory. No
conference, no self-constituted dicta
tors, or imaginary statesmen or would
be political bosses have any right tov
assume the power to obliterate the
grand document that has marshaled
2,000,000 voters in line, and I resent the
dictum, th,at because a man stands by
the platform he is a traitor to the Peo
ple's Party.
When I left the republican party I
burned the bridges behind me, and I
never will be sold or delivered to the
democratic party, whether it has labeled
sliver, gold, nickel or brass, and it our
so-called leaders will stand firm we will
gather In all the reform elements and'
elect the next President. All we have
to do is to hold the fort, educate the
masses, open our doors. North, South,
East and West, and wait for the "Com
ing of the Lord."
Every plan submitted In Congress by
the money power is ten times more
dangerous to the people than conta
gious disease. Every one of them has
all the vital principles denounced and ,
ridiculed in the sub-treasury' plan.
Every one of them is class legislation
of the vilest kind, and the leaders of
the republican party have endorsed the
fraudulent issues of bonds and both the
old parties seek to load the nation with
bonded indebtedness, payable In gold
for a generation to come. Cleveland
and Carlisle should be Impeached and
hurled from power. No more rotten
! and corrupt men ever ruled over a na
i tlon. They usurp more power than any,
snameiui page oi our nistory. uenerai
Banks once said: "The treasury de-
partment is British ground." So it is
l-aay. ana unaer mis administration
the pawn-broker's sign should be add
ed. There Is not an anarchist or com
muslst in the People's Party; not a
bomb thrower in our line; the men who
rob and plunder the people, who evade
the law, who purchase and bribe andj
steal the "livery of Heaven to servo the
devil In" are the real anarchists and
have brought a horde of that class from
across the sea. More than 80 per cent
of our voters were born on American
soil, and those who were born abroad
are the very best element In our nation.
The rank and file of the People's Party,
J!?.?0'? f.lrlnn
incendlary ex"
yieBaiuus. j
We polled our largest vote In the
We3t, where the Union soldiers are the
most numerous, and we have a great
army with banners of the men that
wore the blue marching with us. Tho
holdeJr 18 w?g'n5, war,tn the b2nd
holder, who robbed him of his pay dur
ing the war, and wh) has assailed the
pension roll ever since. We have an
other army that wore the gray. They,
have shaken off the manacles of bour
bon democracy; they stand for a fair,
ballot and an honest count, for "equal!
rights to all and special privileges tai
none." They bury the past, and with'
the Stars and Stripes waving over
every line, they join hands with their,
brothers who wore the blue to save the
nation and preserve the flag forever, i
Senator Davis, of Minnesota, once
said in a speech: "That this nation
may yet be saved by tho 93 per cent of
American born population who live in
the Sunny South." The greatest event
in this whole political revolution is the
magnificent conflict for the rights of
the people waged in t' South, and in
1896 they will emancipate all their
states and help plant the People's Par
ty candidate in the White House. Let
us all consecrate ourselves anew to the
holy cause A great orator recently
said: "It has been demonstrated that
great wrongs may be righted and great
reforms achieved without the shedding
of one drop of human blood." Let this
be our aim; an army of peace, moving,
in a resistless tide upon the ballot boz,
with this pledge in the words of the Im
mortal Lincoln written upon all our
hearts: "We here highly resolve that!
this nation under God shall have a
new birth of freedom and that the gov-'
ernment or the people, by the people!
and for the people shall not perish from.'! -
the earth. I

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