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b™E=l SUPPLEMENT I’YXs^J * Imperfect Page > Minn Historic*/ •* = t '~" t -- ■ -- ’ -•-• - ' Society j - ■ ■ i Extra Copies Furnished Free on Application to Peoples Party Committee, 306-307 Lumber Exchange, Corner 7th and Cedar, St. Paul, Minn. In English, Norwegian, Swedish ana German. Come in and see us. Always Welcome. Peoples Party Facts -a*d- ARGUMENTS, YOU HAVE READ the LIES OF THE OLD PARTIES for 30 Years ITOW ABSORB A Dose of the Truth. IT WILL DO YOU GOOD. WHEN READ, TURN IT OVER TO YOUR NEIGHBOR, AND TELL HIM TO PASS IT ON. WE ARE POOR, AND CANNOT FURNISH DOCU MENTS TO EVERY VOTER. WE MUST MAKE A LITTLE GO A GREAT WAY. Peoples Party Ticket. For President JAMES B. WEAVER, of lowa. For Vice President JAMES G. FIELD, of Virginia. For Electors. WII.LTAM MEIGHEN. A. 1.. STROM BERG. H W NORTON. PETER McGRATII. OI.E H. THOEN. JAMES DILLON. E. F. CLARK. C. E M. DROWN. A. 11. HALLOWAY. State Ticket. For Governor of Minnesota IGNATIUS DONNELLY. Lieut. Governor SWAN NELSON. Secretary of State H. H. MARTIN. Treasurer P. M. RINODAL. Attorney General J. L. MACDONALD. Judicial Tiokot, THOMAS CANTY. DANIEL BUCK. W. N. DAVIDSON. Congressmen. Ist Dist —J. I. VERMILYA. 2.1 “ —L. C. LONG. ' 3(1 “ —F. BORCHERT 4th “ —JAMES J. DOUGHERTY. . —fr-jfe-eyßa fith “ —A. C PARSONS. 7th “ —H. E. BOEN. Consistency. When any mail says to you that Gov. Donnelly is constantly chang ing his politics just ask him to quote a speech, or a vote, any time in the last twenty years, that is inconsist ent with the doctrines he preaches to day. Insist on an answer and a spe cific one. He can’t give it. Then ask him to give a vote of Gov. D. that was not on the side of liberty, justice, and the rights of labor, in field or in workshop.—Great West. From His Nutive City The Philadelphia Record (Dem.) said July 1, 1892: Hon. Ignatius Donnelly, who was yesterday nominated for governor by the peoples party of Minnesota, has long held a conspicuous place in the literature, politics, legislation and general affairs of the country by virtue of his natural gifts, supple mented by the best of Philadelphia training. In every field of activity to which he has turned his attention he has made his mark by his force ful, indomitable qualities; and these will doubtless assert themselves once more in his present canvass. Donnelly at Home. Mr. Donnelly will get over 100,000 votes for governor, whether he runs ahead or behind the ticket. There is no man in the state that for home life is a better model. Said the late Dillon O’Brien: “Bright as Donnelly is. he shines brightest in the bosom of his family.” Never in all the years that the Pioneer Press has abused the greatest man in Minnesota, has that vile sheet dared to slander Don nelly’s home life; he is true to his home and family. lie lives in Dakota county and suc ceeds in electing himself to one or the other branch of the legislature al most constantly, in spite of pluto cratic thousands poured in to defeat him. This shows that his friends and neighbors believe in him and loye him.—Concord People. Oar State Tiohet. The Willmar Alliance Standard, said July 22,1892: Tiie nomination of Ignatius Don nelly was announced in our last is sue. The ticket was completed the next day, and is an exceptionally strong one. For lieutenant gover nor, Kittel Halvorson; for secretary of state, H. B. Martin, of Hennepin county, the choice of the labor ele ment; for treasurer, P. M. Ringdal, of Crookston; for attorney general, Judge J. L. Macdonald; for judges of the supreme court, Hon. Daniel Buck, o f Mankato; Hon. Thos. Canty, of Hennepin, and W. N. Davidson, of Rock county. There is not a man on it for whom we have to apologize. Every one of them has shown him self in sympathy with the downtrod-. dcnr laboring! classes. With leaders we can go into the fight with strong hopes of victory.; The people are thoroughly aronsed, and their enthusiasism is unbounded. And the enthusiasm is for the men nominated, and not, as in the republican na tional convention, for the mar rele gated to the rear. Let the pluto cratic hosts look out. The people are on the march, and no “little giant” or pastry shop clique can im pede that majestic march to victory. 3. B. WEAVER. 2d DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Adopted at the Omaha Conference of Laboring People Assembled upon the one hundred and sixteenth anniversary of the de claration of independence, the peoples party of America, in their first na tional convention, invoking upon their action the blessing of almighty God, puts forth in the name and on behalf of the people of this country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: Theconditions whichsurround us beet justify our co-operation. Wemeet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized. Most of the states have been compelled to isolate the voters at the polling places to prevent universal intimidation or bribery. The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced, business prostrated, our homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concen trating in the hands of the capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right of organization for self protection; imported pauperized labor beats down their wages; a hireling standing armv, unrecognized by our laws, is established to shoot them down, and they are rapidly degenerating into European conditions. The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up collosal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of man ' ind, and the possessors of these, in turn, despise the republic and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental injustice we breed che two great classes—tramps and millionaires. The national power to create money is appropriated to enrich bondhold ers. A vast public debt payable in legal tender currency has been funded into gold-bearing bonds, thereby adding millions to the burdens of the peo ple. - TBS Attn Hr ASRAISNED. Silver, which has been accepted as coin since the dawn of history, has been demonetized to add to the purchasing power of gold by decreasing the value of all forms of property, as well as human labor, and the supply of currency is purposely abridged to fatten usurers, bankrupt enterprise and enslave industry. A vast conspiracy against mankind has been or ganized on two continents and is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convulsions, the destruction of civilization, or the establishment of an absolute despot ism. We have witnessed for more than a century the struggles of the two great political parties for power and plunder, while grevious wrongs have Been inflicted upon the suffering people. We charge that the controlling influences dominating both these parties ha ve permitted the exist ing dread ful conditions to develop without serious effort to prevent or rest rain them. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. They have agreed together to ignore in the coming campaign every issue but one. They pro pose to drown the outcries of plundered people with the uproar of a sham battle over the tariff, so that capitalists, corporations, national banks, rings, trusts, watered stock, the demonetization of silver, and the oppres sions of the usurers may all be lost sight of. They propose to sacrifice our homes, lives and children on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the multi tude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires. Assembled on the anniversary of the birthday of the ration, and filled with the spirit of the grand generation who established our independence, we seek to restore the government of the republic to the hands of “the plain people” with which class it originated. THE WAR IS OVER. We assert our purposes to be identical with the purposes of the nation al constitution—“To form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the gener al welfare and secure tne blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posteri ty.” We declare that this republic can only endure as a free government while built upon the love ot the whole people for each other and for the na tion; that it cannot be pinned together by bayonets; that the civil war is over, and that every passion and resentment which grew out of it must die with it and that we must be in fact, as we are in name, one united brother hood of freemen. Our country finds itself confronted by conditions for which there is no precedent in the history of the world—our annual agricultural productions amount to billions of dollars in value, which must within a few weeks or months be exchanged for billions of dollars of commodities consumed in their production; the existing currency supply is wholly inadequate to make this exchange; the results are falliug prices, the formation of combines and rings and the impoverishment of the producing class. We pledge ourselves that if given power we will labor to correct these evils by wise and reasonable legislation in accordance with the terms of our platform. We believe that the powers of government—in other words, of the peo pie—should be expanded (as in the case of the postal service) as rapidly and as far as the good sense of an intelligent people and the teachings ol experience shall justify, to the end that oppression, injustice and poverty shall eventually cease in the land. THREEFOLD DECLARATION. While our sympathies as a party of reform are naturally upon the side of every proposition which will tend to make men intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we nevertheless regard these questions, important as they are, as secondary to the great issues now pressing for solution, and upon which not only our individual prosperity but the very existence of lree institu tions depend; and we ask all men to first help us to determine whether wo are to have a republic to administer before we differ as to the conditions upon which it is to be administered, believing that the forces of reform this day organized will never cease to move forward until every wrong is rem edied and equal rights and equal privileges securely established for all the men and women of the country. We declare, therefore — First, That the union of the labor forces of the United States, this day consummated, shall be permanent and perpetual. May its spirit enter in to all hearts for the salvation of the republic and the uplifting of mankind. Second, Wealth belongs to him who creates it, and every dollar taken from industry without an equivalent is robbery. “If any will not work, neither shall he eat.” The interests of rural and civic labor are the same; their enemies are identical. Third, We believe that the time has come when the railroad corporations will either own them the people QjLtbe people must own them and should the government enter upon the work of owning and managing any or all rail roads we should favor an amendment to the constitution by which all per sons engaged in the government service shall be placed under a civil service Vcgtithtion of the most rigid character, ewa.r to prevent the in crease of the power of the national administration by the use of such additional gov ernment employes. PLATFORM PLANKS. Ist. We demand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible, issued by the general government only, a full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and that without the use of banking Corporations; a just, equit able and efficient means of distribution, direct to the people, at a tax not exceeding 2 per cent, be provided, as set forth in the subtreasury plan of the farmers alliance, or some better system; also, by payments in discharge of its obligations for public improvements. a. We demand free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the oresent letral ratio of. 16 to 1. July 4th, 1892. J. G. FIELDS, ft. We demand that the amount of circulating medium be speedily in creased to not less than foO per capita. c. We demand a graduated income 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 state and national revenue shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. e. We demand that postal savings hanks be established bvthe govsm exchangi the *** <lp^Bit of the earnin gs of the people, and to facilitate TrAiisportatmn being a means of exchange and a public neces of the people 1 meDt 8 lOU d OWU and operate the railroads in the interests The telegraph and telephone, like the postoffice system, being a ne cessity for the transmission of news, should be owned and operated by the government m the interest of the people. F J wJ hird^ \i*. an * 1 ’ iacludi "g a| l the natural resources of wealth is the heritage of all the people, and should not be monopolized for speculative purposes, and alien ownership of land should be prohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens, should be reclaimed by the govern ment and held for actual settlers only. J Whereas other questions have been presented for our consideration, we hereoy submit the following, not as a part of the platform of the peo ples party, but as resolutions expressive of the sentiment, of this conven- First-Resolved, That we demand a free ballot and a fair count in all elections and pledge to secure it to every legal voter without federal intervention through the adoption by the states of the mperverted Australian or sneret ballot system. F vr W !’ + Th u t th f re Y enue derived from a graduated income tax should be a pulled to the reduction of the burden of taxation now rest ing upon the domestic industries of this country. Third—Res >lved, That we pledge our support to fair and liberal pen sions to ex-umoii soldiers and sailors. v Fourth—Resolved, That we condemn the fallacy of protecting American labor under the present system, which opens our ports to the pauper and etiminal classes of the world, and crowds out our wage earners; and we de nouncethe present ineffective laws against contract labor, and demand tue turther restriction of undesirable immigration. Fifth—Resolved, That we cordially sympathize with the efforts of or ganized workingmen to shorten the hours of labor, and demand a rigid enforcement of the existing eight-hour law on government work, and ask that a penality, clause added to the said law. Sixth—Resolved. That we regard the maintenance of a large standing army of mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton system, as a menace to our liberties, and we demand its abolition; and we condemn the recent inva sion of the territory of Wyoming by the hired assassins of plutocracy, as sisted by federal officials. Seventh—Resolved, That we commend to the favorable consideration ot the people and the reform press the legislative system known as the in itiative and referendum. Eighth—Resolved, That we favor a constitutional provision limiting the office of president and vice president to one term, and providing for the election of senators of the United States by a direct vote of the people. Ninth—Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corpora:i ii for any purpose. • J KNUTE NELSON Betrays the People at a Babulo'iish Feast, With Prophets Hill and Mendenhall. Holu the Republican Candidate Starts Out in His Campaign. • Now dead is King Amulius v Of the great sylvan line — Who reigned in Alba Longa On the throne of Aventine. —Lord Ma ca u lay . Now dead is old Belshazzar, Dead the despot of the east — Tw'as that redliot —fiery finger Dimmed the splendors of the feast. —The Great TTesi. What a magnificent spectacle—in this day of murder and warfare be tween aggressive Capital and defendant Labor —to see the “Grand Old Par ty” strike palms and smack cheeks with the democratic party over the I I! f —\ 1 '%|j 1 1 1. Mr. Nelson w ill remain in tlie city until tomorrow. He dined at the Minnesota club today with T. J. Hill, Judge Searle and Banker Mendenhall, of Duluth —St. Paul Evening Dispatch. splendid board of the purple-clad plutocracy; and listen to the gurgle-goo goo of the champaign as it flows down the scarlet throats of millionaire frauds The “Minnesota Club House” is a palace of regal splendor on the corner of 4th and Cedar streets, St. Paul. The servants and the sub-masters are princes in comparison with common people. Its guilded cornices and de corated ceilings vie with the costly cut ware of silver and crystal upon its ebonized tables. Its Wilton carpets softly trap the patent-leather foot as the pantaletted nabobs glide through the plush—and the crimson chairs are couches where luxury sleeps her snobs and curries down her dudes with winnowy comfort. The G.O. P. nominate a “farmer”—a lawyer-farmer—a railroad-lawyer farmer—a political-railroad-lawyer-farmer, for guv’ner! He was once aD alliance man. His name is Nelson. Just before and after this nomination he seeks in quiet the office of the great democratic leader, and 18-million dollars-in-18-years railroad-ring king, Jim Hill. He gets into Jim’s sanc tum—and there he finds Lord Searle, the Judge-candidate of Jim Hill. There they sit, and sit, and sit—and smile and sweat; and lave their larynxes with subaqueous levigationfrom the famed vintages of the Sacra mento. There they are! Look at ’em—in the concrete, in the abstract, in the eye! Jim fyvd-Knute and D. B.! And yet, they tell us that Nelson is to pose as the marble Apollo Belvidere of Reform—and yet the moment he is nominated , he and Railroad King Jim Hill, (a democratic boss) and Banker Mendenhall, of Duluth, and D. B. Searle, the candidate for Judge put up by Hill, go over to the splendid Minnesota Club House, and After the devil-crabs, Little-neck clams and sportive lobsters—and the wine-kegs—are exhausted—and the plans laid—farmer Nelson steps nimbly forth, goes iso the Merchants Hotel, and slobbers over his country constit uents waiting to welcome their “reform candidate!” Knute Nelscto. vour name is Dennis! SUPPLEMENT TO THE PLATFORM, DINE THERE FOR TWO HOURSI HON. IGNATIUS DONNELLY. Once before, in the political History oi nils country a Belshazzar’s feast has been spread. And its costly viands were poison, its gold-thread tapes tries spider-webs—to clutch and destroy the reveller. That was in 1881, The victim was JAMES G. BLAINE, and the spidery serpent was Joy Gould, with twenty other millionaires. That feast cost Blaine the presidency. This feast will cost kelson the governorship—the handwriting goes forth, and the fiery hand is writing “Indignation” on the walls of Babylon. Let us quote from the daily papers. The Globe says: “The republican campaign will be commenced at once, although the state central committee may not be announced for a few days. Yesterday, the head of the state ticket, Kmite Nelson, the “Little Norwegian,” who left his farm to come to St. Paul to accept the gubernatorial nomination of his party, dined at the Minnesota club with President James J. Hill, of the Great Northern; Banker Mendenhall, of Duluth,and Judge D. B. Searle, of St. Cloud. Whether plans were laid for the success of Mr. Nelson in the “tate and Judge Searle in the Sixth district, where he is running for con gress on the republican ticket or not, a great deal of time was spent over the dinner, and when it came to an end candidates Nelson and Searle r joined their lieutenants in the Merchants’ lobby looking as cheery an 1 hopeful as though they had their certificates of election in their pockets. No, the Minnesota club is not a farmers’ society, although Farmer N son and Farmer Hill and Farmer Searle and Mendenhall hold their confer ences within its walls. During the Sixth district fight Kem4all men charged openlv that the Great Northern was behind -fudge Searle in his canvass. TTiisv.as not denied, and at the Duluth conventions there were no Kendall delegates present from any of the counties tapped by this line of railroad. Under these circumstances a conference between Judge Searle and the Great No it em magnate causes no particular surprise, but the addition of K. Nelson to the party does, for the reason that Mr. Nelson’s friends have heen ebon »■ that he resigned his position as attorney for the Great Northern some t im ago and has since devoted turns-'i to farming, they say. President Hill is oneof the si ■ewdest and brightest men in the count and his ability is recognized by ill in those branches of business in wl he has taken a hand Tlx se wh > know him best say that he is as clevei the game of politics as at railroad building and managing. If this is c>r rect it may be that Farmer Nelson at 1 his friends were .-.onferring with Mr. Hill yesterday with the idea, or i av her, the intention of inducing him to ac- OOJ + o plo OA f- AL< pt ■ t • •* - iffoo That the party had a goo--. . ie as demonstrated by the high spirili* in which Mr. Nels< n returned to ids handshaking engagement at the Mer chants.” And again, read the followii , ■ ALLED ON HILL. CANDIDATE NF’ \ '•;< | VLL AT THE OFFICE OF THE MAGNATE. “If ‘Jim’ Hill wanted + o ban met Nelson and Searle. why did he not take them to his house in a close carriage instead of to the Minnesota club?' 1 asked one of the leading r* pub! -ans of the Sixth district at the Merelu.rJ vesterday. “That dinner party rmi rids me of the Belshazzar feast ii New York city in 1 88-4-. I thought Nelson lmd more sense than to do a ti like that.” President, Hill's conference v ith Messrs. Nelson and Searle was tin prin cipal topic of discussion among the politicians yesterday, and, while tit - publican leaders would laugh at' the thing in public, if taken aside ami in terviewed, many of them were frank enough to say that Candidates <■!-■ r, and Searle had commenced their campaigns with a costly break. Ti p 1 lication of the dinner party at the chib on Friday was the means of -i m ing out some interesting information regarding a trip made bvM-su-s Searle and Nelson to the Greet, Northern building to see President C earlier in the day. “I had occasion to go to the Great Northern building yesterdi y - r noon,” said a. well known republican yesterday. “I went up to Mi office and found both Nelson aid Searle there waiting for Mr Hill.” The dinner engagement was probably made at this meeting n u morn inn - .” State I’levators. From address of lion. Ignatius Donnelly before the Siute Alliance. January. 1 Make it a campaign issue next fall, in the election of membei < rb House, that one million dollars shall be spent, by f lu* state, in the r 101 of great public grain-houses, or elevators, at Duluth, Minneapolis • i ; Si Paul, to which the farmers can ship their grain and hold it until ket is favoi able; —the grain to be handled by agents of the st«t.e, e u by and responsible to the people. Then elect a board of Kailro J Mai ogers to look after these agents. I think I see you start! “What!” -u say, “spend a million dollars of the public money for the benefit of tlie whole state, but especially of the farn ers, —the poor peasants? Impossible The farmers should be contented t j pay taxes and live—nay, hardly live, just stay, —by the permission of Sawyer and Shelley and their confreres." But let us see. Minneapolis and St. Paul demand the immediate ex penditure of a million dollars to build a magnificent capitol in 18D.T some where between the twin-cities:— georgeous, marble shambles, in w hich the people are to be sold and the legislators bought. And for what? \\ e can get along with the old buildiDg for ten years to come. Now let us take that million dollars and build government warehouses with it, and in ten years we will save the people of this state ten times ten million dollars. TWI.■ E MANUFACTFRE. Don’t be bumble, my friends. Don’t play Uriah Heap. The produeers are the people. All the rest ar n to the state what the fringe is to the robe, very pretty to look at but of very little real utility. Demand your rights. You make whatever prosperity there is in the state, you pay the great bulk of the taxes. Utilize the powers of your own government for your own protection, and your own -nrichment. See what tlm alliance has done with convict labor and twine manufacture. Sustain us at the ballot box next fall and the state prison will in two years furnish all the twine needed by the farmers of Minnesota, at four cents a pound, the cost of the raw material, and sell enough to outsiders to pay for the support of the insti tution. Postal Savings Bank. From address of Hon. Ignatius Donnelly before the Slate Alliance. January. 181IL’. 1 believe every country in Europe has national sa\ mgs banks, f r the accommodation and protection of the working classes. America has so thoroughly ruled by the capitalistic class that all efforts in that d tion have failed. There is no reason why we should not use the post ol s for savings banks, as we now use them for banks of exchange. You cat g , to a post office, deposit five dollars or fifty dollars, and receive a draft payable at any other post office. The system works admirably. V> hy should not the postmaster take your five dollars or fifty dollars and gi > - you a receipt, agreeing to repay the same, on demand, anywhere in th> United States, with interest say at three per cent per annum? There cr one billion five hundred million dollars now in the private savings bank - of the United States, with probably twice as much in the other banks. There are no depositors who would not prefer the guaranty of the nation to the guaranty of any individual. The govt/ would soon have five billion dollars of deposits on hand. 6 WHAT Wj|.~< T T T><%2#rSf THEM? I answer, lend them out fw J -*three per cent, per amn Let the States lend them out fat the same interest, their citizens, on land loans, to actual owners and /occupants, say at a rate no- exceed one third or one half the real vai- ue thereof; principal and interest t,o ut -col lected by the same machine;. T which now collects our taxes; just as we loaned money to the grasshopper sufferers. _ Think of it! Three cent, per annum. The usurers driven to some honest industry or compelled to hang themselves! Think how the state w<ould blossom and bloom, like a garden of roses, with overflowing happiness and prosperity ! And who would be any the worse for it? Not a soul lout the money lenders. But even they would be benefitted and have their /share in the general prosperity.