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The Representative.
The Official Journal of the State Farmers
Alliance and an Advocate of Peo
ples Party Principles.
A. L. Stoughton, - - Editor.
Robert Eckford, - Bus. Manager.
Address all communications to
“The Representative,”
673 Wabasha St.. St. Paul. Minn
Entered at the postofflce at St. Paul, Minn
as 2d class matter May 10th 1893.
The National Farmers Alliance
and Industrial Union.
H. L. LOUCKS. President Huron, S. D.
MARION BUTLER, Vice President, -
Goldsboro, N. C.
D. P. DUNCAN. Sec’y-Treas. Columbia. S. C.
BEN TERRELL Washington. D. C.
H. L. Loucks, Chairman.
H. C. Demming, Sec’y Harrisburg, Pa,
Mann Page Brandon, Va.
I. E. Dean Honeoye Falls, N. Y.
L. Leonard Mt. Leonard, Mo.
E. A. Cole, Chairman.. .Fowlerville, Mich
R. A. Southworth Denver, Col.
C. H. Ellington Thompsen. Ga,
Officers of the State Alliance,
Hastings, Minn.
A. L. STROMBERG, Secretary.
Forest Lake, Minn,
HON. H. P. BJORGE, Treasurer,
Underwood. Minn
L. C. LONG. State Lecturer,
Magnolia. Minn
Ist Dist.— J. I. Vermilya Dover
2d Dist.—C. H. Johnson Pipestone
3d Dist.—C. N. Perkins Stewart
4th Dist.—J. F. Zatterstrom, Spencer Brook
sth Dist.— Chas. T. Graves Long Lake.
6th Dist.—A. 11. Hendrickson. Sauk Centre
7th Dist.—R. J. Hall Morris
Officers of Peoples Party.
Thos. J. Mkighen Chairman
Louis Hanson Secretary
C. N. Perkins Treasurer
Thos. J. Meighen Forestville
C. T. Sheulman . .Eyota
James Munro Thielmanton
J. J. Mooney Granite Falls
A. D. Ferris Pipestone
L. Montgomery Tracy
Gilbert Fish Dundas
C. N. Perkins .Stewart
J. P. Sheppard Lakeside
S. P. Rasmusson --St. Paul
A. Richmond ..Stillwater
O. A. Lindberg Minneapolis
E. F. Clark Minneapolis
C. F. Graves Long Lake
M. Wesenberg ...Duluth
C. F. Bohali West Union
J T Plant Monticello
Louis Hanson Sabin
E. E. Lommen
L. B. Cantleberry Villard
Deputy State Lecturers.
Thos. ,T. Meighen Forestville
Thomas C. Hodgson .Herman
Hamlin V. Poore Bird Island
Jonas H. Howe Parkers Lake
J. Q. Cronkhite -Argyle
J. T. Plant •LV S , ai^ go
A. D. Stewart Redwood
Charles Goss Ridgeway
Jos. Lackey Long Prairie
Erick Olson Sherburne
C. M." Brown Little a }} s
Thomas Lucas Minneapolis
Henry Heys ....Red Wing
A. S. Edwards Granite Falls
Henry Plowman -L
Louis Hanson Sabin
H. L. Burgess ...........^Amor
Seth Bottomley Nashville Center
A. Van Hemert Grand Meadow
A. O. Poor .• (Todd C 0.)...
M. L. Hinman WadenaT, O.
J.S. Smith Staples
Richard Mills Long Prairie
William Shenton • - Big Lake
A. F. Ludwig Bralnerd P. O.
Carl Taylor Nichois
Thomas P. Kerr ...Milaca
R. N. Atkinson ...Forreston
O. G. Lyman Sauk
D. S. Adams Bice P. O.
Edward Larssen Benson
J. Tillman Triumph
673 Wabasha St,
Remember that is the office of The
Representative. Go right up Wa
basha street, four blocks past the
state capitol, on the left hand side,
and you will find us, next door to the
corner of Tilton street, on the first
or street floor. We want all our
friends to drop in and see us. It is
also the office of the of the Alliance
Fire Insurance Company, and it is
the headquarters of the State Farm
ers’ Alliance and People’s Party of
the State of Minnesota, where all
committee meetings will be held in
the future. It is also the office of the
Business Agent of the State Farm
ers’ Alliance, and the center of the
binding twine business. Don’t fail
to call and see us..
Do We Represent the Alliance.
The following resolution was adopt
ed at the annual meeting of the
State Farmers Alliance held in Min
neapolis, Jan. 5, ’93.
Resolved, That the president of
each county alliance is hereby direct
ed to make a canvas of his county
during the winter months, visiting,
if possible, every school house, speak
ing to the alliances already organized,
and establishing new ones where
none exist, and especially working to
raise subscriptions to the stock of
our newspaper and to obtain sub
scribers for the same.
Resolved, That every local alliance
is urged to work for the same ends
and to do the best it can for the sup
port of our newspaper.
Robert Eckford,
Asst. Secy, of State Alliance.
Important to Farmers.
“The Peoples Dairy” is the name
of a new dairy store opened up by Mr.
C. G. Christianson, formerly of Ren
ville county, at 500 Rice street, St.
Paul. Mr. Christianson is ready to re
ceive butter and eggs from farmers,
and will pay the highest market
price, according to* quality. Send
your produce direct to “The Peoples
Dairy,” and watch these columns for
Last week’s prices were as follows:
Finest Creamery, 18 to 22c.; finest
Dairy, 16 to 20c.; fine Dairy, 12 to
14c. Eggs 10 to 13c. pr. dz.
Compare these prices with other
quotations for the same period.
A-grainbuyer of fourteen years ex
perience would like to buy on joint
account, or will run an elevator on
commission. Address all communi
cations to “Grainbuyer,” at this of
fice, or lock box No. 13, Pierson, lowa.
Currency has become so scarce that
people pay a premium for it. Brok
ers handle it as a commodity, buying
at a premium and selling at an ad
vance on the price paid. Who will
pay the premium on the currency
that comes west to move the crop ?
What will the premium be !!
Our old and honored friend, Peter
Shippman, of Le Sueur Center, has
been the victim of a great deal of
cowardly persecution, on account of
his peoples party principles, by the
tools of the two old parties. They
tried to bankrupt him or drive him
out of the county, but they couldn’t
succeed. Peter was too much for
them. His gallant army record will
be remembered when all his enemies
are forgotten.
Getting a “Move” On.
Putting live coals on a turtle’s shell
to make the creature move with a
boy standing on its back is a cruel
“amusement” that many of us have
witnessed in youth. The turtle
struggles along in agony, uaable to
shake off its load, while the coal
burns deeper and deeper.
Plutocracy stands on the backs of
this people and inflicts a panic upon
them to make them “hump them
selves.” It takes lots of coal to get
the people started, but when they
do get a move on, Mr. Plutocracy,
you had better look for a soft place
to land; they are already waking up!
New Alliance.
Carl E. Taylor, the indefatigable
apostle of the peoples cause, writes
from Nichols that he has just organ
ized an alliance at Bay Lake. Every
man present at the meeting, and
one more, joined the new society.
Mr. Taylor reports the following offi
cers: Herman Erath Jr., president
and purchasing agent; Geo. Roberts,
vice president; W. H. Grinnell, Sec.;
A. J. Erath, Treas.
Mr. Taylor assures us that the peo
ple are ready to join the alliance;
all they want is a chance to do it;
they feel that something must be
done to save the Republic from de
struction. We are no longer “calam
ity howlers ”—the calamity is here
and is doing its own howling.
Steadily Gaining.
Our friends will be glad to know
that our circulation is steadily and
rapidly increasing. This is but our
17th number, and our regular edi
tion is very large. We have tried to
cut it down, taking in sail—on ac
count of the hard times,—but we
can’t do it.
We believe we shall double our list
before the Ist of January next. If
every subscriber would take hold and
act as our agent, in his neighbor
hood, we would quadruptle it. What
say you? Isn’t the paper worthy of
your support? And besides it is
your paper. And besides the battle
it is fighting is your own battle.
Look at the baby in the cradle and
then go out and get us a club of
twenty subscribers—or more.
A Premium Offered.
For the purpose of introducing our
paper into the homes of new sub
scribers, we agree to give, during the
next four weeks from August 16,
to each subscriber who sends in one
dollar, for a one years subscription,
for himself or any one else; or two
subscribers for six months each, a
copy of Hon. Ignatius Donnelly’s
last and most famous book, The
Golden Bottle,” the retail price of
which is 50cts.
Remember the offer is only for
four weeks. By subscribing as above
you get the Golden Bottle for no
thing. Read what is said of it in
another column. Call the attention
of your neighbors, who are not yet
subscribers for the Representa
tive, to this offer. The book is hav
ing an immense sale from the At
lantic to the Pacific. One Boston
firm is now negotiating with the
publishers for a special order of 5,000
copies, to give away, to help the
cause of reform.
The Premium Books.
When we started the Represent
ative we offered a premium copy of
“ Caesar’s Column ” or “ Doctor Hu
guet ” to all subscribers for one year
paying one dollar. A large number
subscribed paying this amount and
ordering one or other of these books.
Just then Mr. Donnelly’s Chicago
publishers, F. J. Schulte & Co.,
failed in business and the plates and
copies of these books were attached
by their creditors, and we found it
impossible to get the books from
him. We have since been trying to
get copies from a third party, and
we have just received word from
Chicago that enough copies of “Doc
tor Huguet” have been shipped to
us to fill the orders for those books.
We will forward them to the sub
scribers as soon as received. As to
“Caesar’s Column” we regret to say
that we have not yet been able to
secure copies; but within a month
we expect that the Arena Publish
ing Company, of Boston, will pub
lish the book and also “Doctor Hu
guet,” and we can then supply all
that are wanted. If any of the sub
scribers think they cannot wait that
long we will send them copies of
“The Golden Bottle,” which is the
same price.
Do You See the Point?
The bankers on one street in New
York control the volume of money
in circulation. Their income is in
the form of interest. Debt is an es
sential factor in the production of
interest. To produce interest is their
Minnesota owes, according to the U.
S. census report, about $200,000,000 of
real estate debts, the evidences of
which are held in the east. A mini
mum rate of interest on this debt is
6 per cent —$12,000,000 annually!!
The price paid for wheat during the
last year did not cover the cost of
raising the grain. If congress an
swers the demand of Wall street for
the unconditional repeal of the
Sherman act, thus reducing the vol
ume of money by nearly one-half, de
preciation of all values, except that
of gold, will follow. This includes
wheat. If the price of wheat is thus
further depreciated (it dropped two
cents in one day last week), how will
the people of Minnesota raise this
debt? The real estate debt must in
evitably be increased. More mortga
ges, more interest!
Do you not see the animus of the
gold gamblers in their clamor for the
repeal of the Sherman act ?
We solemnly conjure the people of
Minnesota to watch their represent
atives in Washington when they cast
their votes on the silver question.
The congressman who betrays his
constituency by voting with the gold
gamblers in this crisis should be cru
cified. Don’t trust the wretch to
suicide, like Judas—he won’t have
the decency to do it; crucify him !!
When solvent banks are crashing in
every city and spreading ruin round;
when the industries of the people
are paralyzed by reason of the lack
of money and thousands of men are
out of work and without means to
keep wife and children from suffer
ing, the recreant who votes to destroy
the peoples money, or any part of it,
should find his political cross stand
ing, and be promptly and securely
nailed to it on his return.
Watch them!
“ The fact that they have already
had snow in New England awakens
interest in the question: What does
Ignatius Donnelly propose to do with
the coal combine ?
Ignatius Donnelly did his duty.
He helped to expose the rascality.
But ever since the democratic and
republican courts and juries have
been busy undoing his work and pro
tecting the robbers. And the winter
comes on apace and the price of coal
is rising. God help the poor!
Don’t blame Donnelly. Give him
power enough and the thieves would
be crawling into artesian well holes
all over this country, and asking the
neighbors to fill up the holes.
The question is, whether republi
can institutions can endure where
a majority of the people are fools
and most of the rest are knaves.
That is an interesting problem; and
we are studying it with acute in
terest. In the east it has passed
beyond discussion. It is still an open
issue in the west. For how long?
Is it the Sherman Act?
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 4.
Mail advices from San Jose de Costa
Rica, Central America, report a dis
astrous state of affairs there.
Throughout the repuplic there is a fi
nancial panic caused by the condition
of the silver market. Failures have
been numerous and more are ex
pected. Among the houses which
have gone to the wall are the follow
ing: Juan I. de Joung, Munoz &
Vallalon, Jose Munoz, Jesus Pinto,
Cubero & Co., Rehudy & Co., Fran
cisco Soler, Fernando Gvicochea &
Co., J. Farner, E. Batalla, Agallilo
Yiquiz. These firms are all promi
nent and their liabilities very large.
All business is very much depressed
and no change is looked for until
some action is taken that will render
the silver situation more stable.
Read that, Mr. Clevland.
Of course the Sherman law did it
Why, they have no Sherman law
in Central America, any more than
they have it in the moon.
“Indeed”—says Mr. Cleveland.
“Then it must have been the peo
ples party did it.”
“But they have no peoples party
there, either.”
“Well, excuse me,—l am going
The problem of providing for the
support of the laboring men who are
out of work, is assuming serious pro
portions in St. Paul, and distress
and suffering will prevail unless
effective measures for relief are
promptly used. Monday evening
five or six hundred men who are with
out employment held a meeting in
Market hall to discuss the situation.
Mr. H. B. Martin gave admirable ex
pression to the prevalent sentiment
when he said that these men “know
that society does not owe them a
living, but they believe it does owe
them a chance to make a living.”
The Board of Trade Monday night
passed a resolution calling upon
Mayor Wright to call a joint meet
ing of the City council and the Coun
ty commissioners to devise employ
ment. The Market hall meeting
appointed a committee to confer
with the city authorities, and ar-
Watch Them!
The Unemployed.
rangements were made for another
meeting to be held soon.
Hundreds of thousands of unem
ployed workmen throng our large
cities and beg in vain for work. God
pity them and their children. Starv
ing in the midst of plenty! The class
whose industry chiefly has created
the wealth about them, begging for
bread! To such ends has misgovern
ment brought us.
Premium Offer.
To every new subscriber who pays
$1 we will send free a copy of the first
Ruralist Quarterly, published by the
Dakota Ruralist, of Huron, S. D.,
by H. L. Loucks president of the N.
F. A. and I. U. as authorized by
the Supreme Council. The retail
price is 25c. It treats of the mon
ey plank of the peoples party plat
form, from the A. B. C. of finance
to the question of flexible volume.
Every one should have it. To old
subscribers we will send it on pay
ment of 25 cents. It will be especial
ly valuable to those who desire to
make school-house campaigns.
A New Organization.
A meeting was held Sunday after
noon, the 13th inst., at Druid’s Hall,
corner St. Peter and 7th streets, for
the purpose of organizing a society
for the study of political principles
and to promote the ends of good
government. An organization was
affected by the election of P. Brown,
Prest., A. W. M. Anderson Sec.,
John Ereckson, financial secretary,
and John Lidberg, Treas. Meetings
will be held the first and third Sun
days in each month, at 2 o’clock p.
m., in Druid’s Hall. The society ex
tends a cordial invitation to all who
are in sympathy with the purpose
of the organization to attend the
meetings. The society has not yet
been formally christened, but it is
probable that it will be known as
the Skandenavian Socialistic De
bating Club.
An American Policy.
If a man endorses the English
policy of a single gold standard, he
is a financier; if he advocates Amer
ican interests he is a “crank.”
England is the largest creditor na
tion in the world. She owns $2,000,-
000,000 of American securities that
draw interest. We pay that inter
est. She is the blood-sucker; we
furnish the blood. Our interests de
mand a financial policy the very re
verse of hers. Any one with as
much brains as a woodpecker can see
that! Nevertheless, the man who
ventures to defend an independent
American system of finance for the
benefit of Americans, is a “cheap
money lunatic.” So say the daily
If the cadaverous chap with the
“plug” hat and star-spangled-banner
breeches, familiarly called “Uncle
Sam,” should swapclothes with “John
Bull,” the result would be pictur
esque; but his clothes would fit him
better than England’s financial pol
icy fits American interest.
All for $1.50.
The Dakota Ruralist is one of the
pioneer alliance papers of the north
west. It is edited by H. L. Loucks,
president of the National Farmers
Alliance and Industrial Union,
which is a sufficient guarantee that
it will be a stalwart advocate of the
alliance demands.
We have made special arrange
ments whereby we will furnish the
Representative and the Ruralist
for $1.50.
The Cause of the Panic.
(Continued from page 2.)
such and not as money. Some one
has said that the government stamp
on coin was simply an evidence of
weight and fineness. All right; let
them have their medicine, as they
have no use for fiat on their gold, and
are not willing we should have it on
our silver, let the compromise be
that both metals be denied the fiat
law of all money, and if need be let
the worthless fiat be bestowed upon
government issues of paper in lieu
of moneyless currency. In view of
this methinks I see the goldite hold
ing up both hands with holy horror,
saying, “ Uncle Sam, for God’s sake
don’t take your valuable fiat from
our poor gold and debase it to a mere
commodity.” O. H. Page.
Pleasant Grove. Aug. 10.
“The Business Man’s Age.”
The St. Paul Dispatch says:
Oratory is evidently not wholly a
lost art, even in the congress of the
United States. The success of Bryan,
of Nebraska, and of Cochran of New
York, in the present congress shows
that the business man, who is the
conquering hero of the present era,
is not on top everywhere. But, after
all, eloquence is not like a fabric
that will wash. Of course, it is a
mercantile commodity, if its possessor al
so enjoys the advantage of knowing a
hawk from a handsaw; but without a
business education it is as a wild
onion in the wilderness; it may bring
water to the eyes of the passing way
farer, but it puts no I chink in his
pocket ,’ because, no doubt, of the
great distance from the principal
markets of country.
This typifies how low the moral na
ture of the American people has fal
len. Oratory is a good thing as “a
mercantile commodity,” if the ora
tor “knows a hawk from a handsaw.”
That Is.—oratory is a good thing to
sell out, if the orator has “a business
education,” and knows enough to put
“chink in his pocket.” Not a
thought here that a public speaker
owes anything to his country, his
generation or the human race. His
sole and only duty is to sell out the
gifts bestowed upon him by his crea
tor, to the highest bidder, to-wit:—
the money-power; and after he has
lined his pockets and his stomach let
the whole universe go to the devil.
How long can the republic endure
when such teachings are put forth
without a blush of shame?
Will meet in daily session at 4
o’clock, p. m., up to and including
August 19th, 1893. The board can
only consider
Personal Property Assessments for the
Year 1893.
and all objections to same must be
brought before this board, as no
changes other than clerical errors
and duplicate assements will be con
sidered by the present board of
abatement. Taxpayers who are un
able to attend the board in person
may send a statement of their com
plaint to the undersigned, who will
present the same to the board for
Jas. fl. Burns,
County Auditor.
Farmers Grain Sc Supply Co.,
D. M. Fulwiler, Manager.(Business agent for the F. A. & I. U
and Farmers Alliance of Illinois.)
A Company Organized by Alliance men, and Under
the Full Control of the State Alliance.
For Full Particulars , write to the Secretary,
Agents Wanted Throughout the State. 673 Wabasha St., St. Paul.
kl f\T\ P||UX1 1 The fraternal degree of
111 1 I Iv/I 1/ IL9 the F. A. &I. U. Pays
ill I lilkirP death and accident ben
nLLimok ef * ts at iess c ° st than
n I rv any other organization.
IS! /III# en and women ac*mit
-1 ted on the same terms.
The joint certificate is a most desirable fea
ture for those who are married. Wholly man
aged by the F. A. and I. U. in the interest
of its membership. v .
— L.C. LONG,
Active alliance workers wanted in
every county. Fair pay for good work.
Darby and Joan
. . . were not as comfortable before their old-stvle grate,
with their pot-hook and kettle, as the modern couple, who save coal, ashes,
dirt and trouble, and beat down the avaricious Goal-Barons by using the
Darby Oil Gas Burner,
...... . . , . at an expense of one cent pee hour. It may
be applied to any stove of any kind at a low cost, and does away with high-prioe
fuel. Send for copy of this paper containing description. 3 * v
3-16 DARBY OIL GAS BURNER GO.. St. Paul, Minn.
Parties wanting to get cheap and
comfortable accommodation at Chi
cago during the Columbian Exposi
tion, should address Capt. C. A. Pow
er, Louisiana Hotel, Cor.»7lst and
Seipp Av. Chicago. Capt. Power was
the getter up of the famous Cincin
nati convention of 1891, at which the
peoples party was born. Rates $1 a
day up. The Reform Press Associa
tion will meet at the hotel Sept. 4th.
l W g eUowtbfp mb
■ Character in IReliolon
A Weekly Journal of Natural and Rational
Religion, seeking to unite the various phases
of free thought in a religious movement that
will find its basis of work in a desire to ennoble
souls, to enlarge the boundaries of good will
among men ana to improve the life that now is.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Editor in Chief, assisted
by a corps of able workers in religion and
ethics, including Dr. H. W. Thomas, Rabbi B.
G. Hirsch, Dr. A. J. Canfield and MR. M. M.
Sixteen quarto pages, including a liberal ser
mon or lecture, a review of current events atuf
religious and sociological, literature, and a
number of timely editorials and contributed
articles. Published by Unity Publishing Co.,
publishers of Liberal Literature, 175 Dearborn
Street, Chicago, U. S. A.
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Churches, Schools,
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Can sell 80,160, 320, or 640 acres, to suit the
wishes of buyers.
Here is the opportunity for neighbors and
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to the Richest Lands in the Minnesota
valley (Redwood and Brown counties).
Prices range from sls to $25 per acre. I
also have some very desirable
and lands in North and South Dakota.
For circulars and particulars, write to
22 East Fouth St.,
We sell all grades of twine Hemp, Sisal, Standard,
and Manila from one bale to car lead.
A 1 American Hemp a specialty. Guaran
teed to work as well as any twine manufactured Inde
?endent of Trusts. Have handled A 1 American Twine
or three years and all who have used it commend it
highly without a word of complaint. Write for our
quotations. Discount to organizations. General
terms cash with order, but solicit correspondence
when you want to buy on time.
If you contemplate visiting World’s Fair we can
take care of you at a reasonable rate at our Hotel Au
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Boom 511 Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Cor, Wash
ington & LaSalle Streets., Chicago 111.
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