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"Handsome People," Col. L. F. Copeland. Comius Club, Friday, October '6th, at S p. m.
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Reform Pre%% of Louisiana.
TIlE C(OMI.I.'F. Cinnjii? . lI. Li.
It W. Ilniley. Editor,
 lF (u,:- t\ r Atcr. R nton. Ll a.
1, W . .I\ 'lnr,. Edlitor.
L.oltlIANA Po rtI I-T. N;iticitio'ie'i. 1L.
IJ. FI. Malahe ni, Editor.
Ai IIAN('F F I.%im nI:. tlinwr ll.
\C. t', Fvl nt, Editor.
ALLIANCo tFliUl.M, \C4-nt Monroe. l.
L. \V. 1Bard, Editor.
BlATTI.E F AG, l illlie, l.a.
.1..\. T"its, Editor.
L.Al:El-tiE PR x lVW. 1.ak.ohi, 1i. a.
C. F. & N. L. 'Mill, r. E.ditor,.
Tir: IssurF, Ne.w (0i.lau.n. La.
.I. II. I':mroltoI, Editor.
People's Party Platform.
1. VWe demnlmld a ualtional caril
tencey, safe, souind :nal flexible, is
sied by the general government
only, a full legal tender for all debt
public and private, anil that wit h
out the use of banking corpora
tions; a just, equitable lld eflicieit
means of dlist riblution, direct to the
peolle, at a tax not exceeding 2 per
cent, e provided, as setr forth in
the sub-treasury plan of the Farm
ers' Alliance, or some better system
also by payments in discharge ot
its obligations for public improve
a. We demand free and unlimit
ed coinage of silver and gold at the
present legal ratio of 16 to 1.
b. We demand that the amount
of circulating medium be speedily
Increased to not less than A50 i-er
c. We demand a graduated in
come tax.
d. We believe that the money
of the country should be kept as
much as possible in the hands of
the people, and hence we demand
that all Stat and national revenue
shall be limited to the necessary
expenses of the government, eco
noniically and honestly adininister
e. We demand that lpostal sav
ings banks be established by the
government for the safe deposit of
the earnings of the people and to
facilitate exchange.
2. Transportation being a means
of exchange and public necessity,
the government should own and
operate the railroads in the inter
eat of the people.
a. The telegraph and telephoce,
like the poet office system, being a
neeessity for the transportation of
news, should be owned and opera
ted by the government in the in
terest of the people.
3. The land, including all the
national resources of wealth, is the
heritage of all the people, and
should not be monopolised for spec
ulative purposes, and alien owner
ship of land should be prohibited.
All land now held by railroads and
other corporations in excess of
their actual needs, awd all lands
now owned by aliens, should be re
dfilted by the govcrament and
held for actual aettlers only.
D eratic Hypoorisy 8hown Up
In tlhe Congressional Recol of
Jae Srd, 189, is to be found a
speech whihl claims to have been
delivred by Joaapb Wheeler, so
eled Democrat, who pretends to
weprebeai4h..8 Alabama district.
mlM upheh by the privilege
ra ted by the House, was printed
lthe 3srd withotit being deliv
ied il'tl.t In this mtndelvfretsed
4 __ 'h ~ indertike to review the
d ourN8it I list Congress
nthe Ridst parttal and parti
'i6 1 ule re ery act tand wi
,- ty e- t bmwtd
,reco. rihe
ggaghetin the doct, giata
of dlr. W~heeler had 1 sn capn ile
and hadl taken the pains to inforin
himself. he would have found that
these bills introduced by Popiilist..
did not call for a sinl, dollar of
taxation. but oit the other hand
proposed aI plan f or relieving t he
p'ople of the bur !cn of taxation
that have len heaped 1II thuu
Iry ,nmocrats and Rlepublicans for
the lac Ilt thirty years. The Popul
li t plat form demand that our -
culati nm meldium shall l, incmreaeI
to :Oi9 per capita. The hills intro
duced by Poplulislt were mntended
to aieCmnlplish this oblject Iby tlh,'
free Ic,inage of silver and cold at
the ratio of 1I; to I. and the is-,ue
of legal tender greenlbacks. '1The
pasaze of one or two of thess4
bills w\ould have accomplished this
and at once done away with the
necessitV for the p :l5sage of the
oth'r bill,. Mr. Wheeler well
knows, if he knows anvthi.r. that
the Populist party has never adlvo
cated or demnanded that our :ourl
rencv ,hould he increased to more
than 8.50 per capita. The Scere
tary of the Treasury claim, that
we now have about _2-, per c.plita
in circulation. The Populist, d'
imand that this :umount shall i,b in
creased to $; Ipr capita (about
the amnount we had in circulation
in 1.;;6). which would require that
silver be coined and legal tender
greenbacks Kin issued to the amount
of $1.75(0,yPN.4N. The bills in
trodut-ed by Populist Congressmen
referred to by Mr. Wheeler only
contemplated the issue of tllhe
above amount instead of the 33.
(ot,lo(0.OIH ) am conceived only by
the shriveled brain of Mr. Wheel
er. These old monshack politicians
realize the fact that they are total
ly unable to depend on their own
treacherous records, and meet the
Populists in the discussion of the
living issues of the day, hence they
are circulating this imaginary and
foolish twaddle, called a speech by
Joseph Wheeler of Alabama.
Lately quite a number of people
have written us, asking us to send
them the bills introduced by our
Populist Cidrgressmeh. Endeavor
ing to comply with this request.
we applied to the Clerk of the
House Document room at the Cap
itol, and he informed us that the
files had been exhausted. They
have been taken out by the Demo
cratic and Republican Congress
men to use ori the stump in ridicu
ling and slandering our party in
their usual way. Failing to find
any Populists bills on file, I con
cluded to investigate the files of
the bills introduced by the two old
parties, and behold I found some
thing rich. The $35,000,000 which
Mr. Wheeler claims for the Popu
list bills is not in it at all. It is
not a drop in the bucket when com
pared with the amount proposed to
be appropriated by the thousands
of bills introduced by Democrats
and Republicans.
During the 52d and 53rd Con
greaees the Democrat and Repub
licans introduced something over
26,000 bills. The record shows
that more than half of these bills
called for appropriations. With
out knowing what amouut any par
tioular bill called for, we selected
tils numbers of eight bills from the
Documnt rooms of the House and
Senate. This was impartially done
to aseertain the average apprpiria
tion celled for by the 13,000 or
more bills iatroduced by Demo
mats and Republicans, calling for
apprejpritions. The following fig
ae. abomwtmbe avage :
H. t BulKo.r1Sr-By Stoae
o 4d'aKtky (Dem)... .....8 i em
3. L M'WNo. 8-.aiy ales
4 It~osme (eDa...... " s 878
K. I. BlaP o. ·aI-,I Ps
di.tom f T s 4l...... . I'780
wea)lrMailespitaeas... * *
1.1.i . II 1I
cif "','t : .-; .),'aua ......f.... 1 ;o) ,01
It. II. P 11 N ,,. 11, 2- Ilv I tali
ing" t,f A ".,:ant' l D l) ) .... 'u , u1,o '
1 i. R. HitlN,, 47 F-- 1 ll,.i,
I, f H. nn . tB a: ilp N... 1 '. l €).n. i ~ ,
T', iii call..l fr ight
Iill- :ft ..v;,". . . . . ... . .. . ll4 .,10 ;,:
aDivid the thisra :nt by gul. e
have the. l 'Ig' t toe I, :'o;l.:: t.;
M utiply this :m1i 10 nt ia,\" I::. :,
the nuarit ol f hiill  thel4:ran. I
c:llinte fuir alit o riatin'. iane ! n,
have 1,.ýi.',1:.12:..,.,1. Evr4 r d hlar
of this enormous a'inuirt l li ,+1,l,
have to 1ke taxe, I triini the ,eo),,l
it, uluiht nipuiblie haildin,,. - ,clean uli
creeks and river- andI pry elatiiims
of various kinds. We then trans
ferred our inve.ti.iation. to tihi.
senate sill,' fr aw hile .in1, we founº,l
it richer ant ricther. ( )n the Ith
day of lApril. It',4. we find that
that venerable o1,1 ,I )e morat ic sl1n
ator from Illinois. .ohn 11. Pahlm
intlroductded nate hill No. I917.
whiicih provide. :1a- follow, :
First. That thi governlment fhrll
loan to the lpeoiple at "2 lor cent in
terest three-fourths of the valueh f
all the real estate.
Second. That the governmnlit
shall loan to the pieople at 2 perl
cent interest on one-half the mar
ket value of all the wheat, corn.
oats, rve. harley. ho,s,, rict . ct
ton, hemp. jute, tobacco, opent
kettle sugar. an.! sugar house ne
la.,es. or the drippings frum sugar.
al kinds of nuts, pinders., castor
leans., indigo, olive oil, coffee., an
all kinds of driedi fruit.
Third. That the povernnm'nt -hill
loan to the lie tple of incorporated
cities.e twn:, and villages at 2 per
cent interest for severage and
other sanitary work, $11N) per capi
ta for their voting population.
Fourth. That the government
shall hloan to the railroad corpora
tion: thiree-fouurths of the value of
all their property at the rate of 2
per cent interest in order to cheap
en railroad transportation, etc.
Fifth. That the zovernment shall
offer a reward of $2.-,iN I for the
best plan of sewerage and water
Sixth. That the government
shall purchase all the gold and sil
ver in the United States each year.
Seventh. That the number of
Justices of the Supreme Court of
the United States shall ie increa.
ed to thirteen.
Eight. That the government
shall have all this money printed at
the bureau of printing and enmra\
ing at Washington. D. C.. and that
it shall be fiat money and a legal
tender for all debts, both pulblic
and ,private.
W hen the provisions of this hill
are all figured out, it shows that
the following amounts would have
to be printed and loaned to the
people :
First. Three-fourttll , Real Etat-,
(Statis. Abst.)...... $29.658.408,249.
Second. One-half all
farm products men
tioned (A.G.R...... 854.698.475
Third. I100 per capi
ta to voters of towns
and citieas ........ 304.713,400
Fourth. Three-ftourths
of value of all rail
road property...... 7.701.726.750
Fifth. For sewerage
and water supply
plan (Iteward)...... 25.000
Sixth. Gold and silver
each year mined..... 106,.697.000
Seventh. Four more
Justices Supreme
Court............. 40.000
S39, 685.90.904
This is a pretty snug little sum
for one I)emocratic bill, but hold
on; we find that on the third day
of November, 1S93, this same sen
ator, Jno. M. Palmer, of Illinois,
introduced senate hill 1152, which
proposes that the government shall
appropropriate $64,otO,0to to deep
en the channel of the Missidippi
and other rivers.
Going a little further we find
that Benator Morgan of Alabama,
has introduced the h'icaragua Ca
nl1 bill cllUiag for $100,0x0,00.
L. F. Liviagston of Georgia, in
troduced I. H. Bill No. 85 i call
big for an issue of 4to per capita
tanaalp, which would be $2,800,
Of)0A00 annually, or $8...4,000,
000 for tmr years. Mr. Millerof
Wiaonsin, on February 1lth, 1893,
Ti ptw ,li:ins the m i s.lvt . Thii i
the ,ly way'i wl Van he 4d.'I ont'
ln', l I' 0,li1, * . wil iv. thai thes,
1,ill- ;v 111j',4i1 to or 1ol, 1 up for
rlidi uh, were introduced h1 request.
Pe'rhap~s this is true to some+ extent.
ut thde ote h t, ret 1 mer tiit
in th 11 4 ills ir "p liar1d 11y Po',tulistX .
11 1. t!1 1%-;.1 l~ 1' 1' 12.11 1:1'
11 i 1h tl i t' I )1I;i-I l e t1' : ~II'
• tnd those intro:;eed by r1q111t.
In lprei:rin,,. the ,'lab v, state
llnts, w. hive beN n n1 conserva
tiv as we could. 1 nd ci ,sis , ni
with th,. fat.. We h 1ve I'ue,.d
at nothin, but have relied upon1
the reors of the government for,
every t hing,.
1. TI. TBil \.;1
e n retari. N'ttional Peole's Party
Th,' yearly in'ome, of W. W.
Astor is $l.rtfi,,i ,or $l2.:;77 a
Iday John i . Rockehller's ye arly
intlme il lu7.; .111,it59. his inih
tribute $,R53. Jay Goulhrs es
tate draws $4,+qt0.00, yearly from
the living work,rs. Cornelius
.141 :nI 7 .111 of ( I l~ t I,sc . tilt)1' 1 -
Vandnerbl t's yearly triute is 11114,
1 ilsit i o,. W. II. Vi mderbuit's
I tearly revenu," is 111.795,14' or
ml fusd 411el i 1(14 S t u irne I ) fmi~i t'at
t$3"I,397 per dl'ay. Now what is this
but monarchy. ,I,,ptotsin. rolblery
A dead man ,imima ntroinm thet liv
people have i atl.me so accustomed
thytuntmake nos - ic(nv ibeiten ithoise
to hiaying tius triute "t the line'ta
Iion tof ead men 'ieand the uselessn
living, the clans who do nothing ex
cept to inavest an increase their in
1comes, that buti a smalle part of
withem comprehend that there is an
in just ice in it. our people wouldo
Idi aroused if a monachy were pro
iposed. Yet pay lprincely revenuwe:
to useless citizens and bind their:
ehilyrpin of all generations to sup
port and extend the moenpolh dt
naties.-The 1 v lealth-Maker.y Lin
iny John bis proep efed º 'ller's yerl
Sicolen ih Neb. t ,. sd
F'oiI)('K. LA.w ()"., hv, bcn.
L.tn'IIAN PeruII.st: .Mr. Ogden wa*,
to speak at thi. place on Octoer sisth.
but did not get her,, o I amn informed.
wihthe factg ores. Weorneiuess(
te did not get here but he el t two
bearl of beer to the primarye for oh
onev that go and g. ledge them.elve to
.upport hrm at te general electisn.
There wa not many at tne rimary , and
I tte is there was ,pleoty of beer for all
i Aer e wa. A fiw pledgedl themelves to
inc om 1:A his+l2.0 h~A'isY daly, aV
as.pport hi with their vote, but Ogden
has not lpledgred himself to the people.
ihut I am afrend if h, was to pledge him
elfhe would ot keep his pledge any
longer than he could get to the ofice.
Others of hins kind hras done the like.
air co, at we will la our man in Cot
gte4, this fall. t t is
rout are good. but prices low. lThere
is a large school hoie going npwn our
A diead an commndin rhevenu
cildre tof pall hieneraiosto 161,6S at
town, under eontrol of the Jr. O. U.cA.
peoples.hahe ºealth-M soaker.toie
to. Spnesa to thise Poae t t ita.
ht 'ion not gt hderen 'o an m h inored.s
lieving ot gther b"wo onthlieg sentx
The People's o irte of aNew York
City nomin t ated Monday a mfull tick
there wactotpen iithiat ther jisiay any
thsereda. Ae feay pegit'ncselyrvenuto
et with Dr. am tes McCallum forde
, ma o ar i i eras to p -
longrt tand hxend gtt the mo opolyce.
Ot~ther_ ofhas kirnd hai.doneth ike.
The Populist Campaign.
"1'1T .' -r,,at thr, .n tl,at a'11,,re,!
t, f lr,," the l))P li-v t SP':ltki ,t- Sitt
ir:at in f the s;trenIthI which that
ilveni,. n l iatn I iit has . t, in ('hilt': .
1-il ilica rIt, t i. was thile 'ltllllt ,i
',-Di mt:mall ,,s'e l f ,r M r. Dl, .- who()
,vn in hefeatt. ,hold-I- th.e .ntid hene',
:Inl attr,,,tion (f t ,e wagl,,r rkinL,
,': a: , ,,nlva n-inw,.r,. an, i upl ri, hi
.1an et ,1 1. It is (1:tily b,'eonm,,,t,
liim Oev' ,itlent that a- the Timles.
pirci 'I it t thle outs et -the fnill
auln str'ik, ant, botiº,.ott has- l en aI
lYriet h, le: )oon to the atlle ( f if ilall '"
in that ii has set wa-r(Iork'rs to
thinkin, f ,r themselke s ant to
lbreakin. :awa:i from thel ties of
I1u rly i:partisan p lit ie,. It sho w
-1 the lttilit- of a strike und+er ox
it cin, .,clition-.,,t mo ed,, too, hmow
easily the ji rivile.-ie coIrti, rations,
\who ma:ke :ilwa.~ the h:irhiest t:i-k
nlia:ter. can ',ringt t hi powerful
en_ inery of the national g ovwer
m,,nt to th, ir aid. If there had
leoen any 4Iiuit that in ('hicaro at
i lat the wairew trler ar e alive to
the situa:tion An:il lroppi : , to :allevi
ate it. 'i it ivp the aid of the strike
,anil hiiyveott but with their hallots,
the nteetings Saturday nighlit would
ha \ c st it at at rest.
New o,.ations h have hr,,urht new
iduties. The ancient function of a
l .tblr union must now be supple-ph
mlent(fl and atplified lv prvwill
in. for p ilitical action of its meim
lsers in their nmutual interest. There
tare man who ldecry this. who urge
ine-sently that the tnions keep
out of pllitics, but they arei men,
as a rule, of the Rort N\ ho would
1upIrel t the tuiltioIns uilt g ith.er if
they co'i uldl. It is imnposibile for
the clear-sighted student of indhts
trial attairs not to dicern that un
less wageworkers seize the power
which lies ready to their hands
thev will he hopelessly outclassed
in their contest for a livelihood.
Whether it is through the action
of the people's party that the mass
Se., will wrest lack from the classes
some of the rights they have lost.
or whether the democracy will
have wisdom enough to break away
frDom lluttscratic alliances and ac
cept the trust of guarding faith
fully the people's rights, is yet to
1e) seen. Certainly, however, the
mIemtient now started in Chicago,
and, indeed, throughout the nation,
will not stop until the government
all bi e madle in fact one of the
p4ple, by the people, and for the
ipo~ple.-Chicago Times.
Organization of an Exclusive
Democratic Club at Fort Worth.
Special to the Times HeIrahi.
Four WioRTu, Tex.. Oct. .5.
" here is serious troutinle brewing
in )emocrratic circles here that
may cuulinnate in another split in
the party in Texas. A Cleveland
i)emocratic cilub has Ien organi
zed ly leat ling emiocruts and no
man who favors the free coinage of
silver will be admitted to mnemler
ship. This is the beginning of a
movement that will extend all over
The school boy's co mposition on
"The lEditor'" reads as fll.ows: The
editor is one of the happiest beg
.gars in the world. lie can go to
the circus in the afternoon and
eveaing without paying a oent,
also to inquests and hangings. lie
has free tickets to the theatre; gets
weddingx cakes sent him and some
times gets licked but not often for
he can take things hbak in the next
issue and generall- does so. While
other folk haa to go to bed early
the editor can sit up every night
and see whit is going on.
The Tariff Reform Humbug. 1
The MhKinley Bill was a""ro
h ery.
S'. sail :111 the. I)l)n w' ratic lea:l
I'i- an i s, sai, th.eir (chi-ago platl
() i a tid'al wave of i ajorities
1they 'V t'l'€'b( li e el inlt( p ,11( r 1lto ,e.
1t',(v tilthe r oibtr and to et'rnally
t1,p the rohld-ry.
'ro0 le\,.r\" stum~n1º in the SouthI
the ,fii .I-hlic hers ar', nw prea~c, h
inr the Ialtie. of the Sn.te, Bill,
which C'level.and ta.. a.-llnled to
STh. ,ly tllth,"1 1 ip .ople a: u(t, takin.
th' tax off slatE p"' ils, hutlt nev, r
the tax (lon 1ll0 ;.ses.
Thy tell the jºl-ople a _ra:lt deal
abon t 1 h',l ilLn t he |tax on Lutill
l:utuphor. ),it lhev sa\ nothing,
alit incirealinr the tax Iln a- till'
The I)emoelrat incre:t,,,d Ih,, tax
on h,,rse shies 27 prr rent. buIlt Ill~
Ic:tillr:ti n orator tells it not in
(tiith. nor 10th hie whiislar it on
thle street of A \kelln.
The I) 'amolrat 4 inlrea-, I. the tax
on l1niler pip., tlues, etc.. 1. I , p:r
cent. lit Mr. ('ri-p andl enalt r
Walsh skate nierrily aro in1 tlhii.
spot in the Ta:rilt Re'fn ri ie, and
the mlssilck voter llever susi ve-ts
that the l)lae is c".ui(hr, hl "dan
ero Il:" I vy t l' ciml': ti skater.
The McKinley rollblry on ste',l, of
he st randl anIdi wire size, was not
Ii,,g -nough to suit the I)enocrat.it.
T:[rif Refor tmrs, hence they in
creaed th, tax, in sole instances,
2 pr cent and in others 212 per
cent to show to the e, lntry how
easy it was tI denounce McKinley
ism as the 'iculminating atrocity of
class legislation,i" and tlhen to mnako
a schedule still more atrocious.
If it was "robbery" in the Mc
Kinley bill to lay the taxes therein
laid, what is it in the l)emocratic
bill to increase some of those tax
es Is it rolillery . If so, why
dlid lemorats cotnuit the crime ?
It it is not rolbery, then why do
the lower duties of the McKinley
bill constitute robbery i
It is true that many reductions
of tax were made in the Democrat
ic hill. but it s:eitls to us there was
no earthly excuse for increasing
some of the taxes which had bert
so bitterly denouncel.
While Mr. ('rslp andi Senator
Walsh have had much to say about
the lowering of duties on the nec
essaries of life, we would really
like to hear them defend the in
crease of tax which they laid upon
such necessaries of life as molas
ses, and upon such articles of com
mon use as horse shoes, mule shoes,
rivets, screws, flues, pipes and
strand wire.
The sugar trust has iegan clos
Ing down its works. Orders from
Mr. Havemever were sent out last
week which threw out of employ
ment nearly 5.M),ni men. It is said
these works will remain closed un
til a scarcity of sugar will raise
the price another cent per pound.
This is the great octupus whi,'h
dominates the two old parties at
the present time.
The Democratic tariff bill Ihau<
become a law, and the price of
wheat immediately went dowa sev
erni cents a bushel. Th, 1ecpubli
cans were dead sure wheat would
go up with the Repeal of the, hel
a1an bill and the Democrats were
equally as positive that wheat
would go up whei, they revised
the tariff.-News, l,,ds, N. Dak,.
et1ect the high-salaried official, but
th1e poor chap that pays the taxes
catc',es it every time. No wonler
the irop of candidates is always
good.--Chicago Expresa.

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