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The Representative. The Official Paper of the State Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union and an Advocate of Peoples Party Principles. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. By The Representative Publishing Co. Editor-in Chief— IGNATIUS DONNELLY 'Assistant Editor and Business Manager. E. A. TWITCHELL. Editor F. A. and I. U. Department— J. C. HANLEY. Entered at the Postotßce at Minneapolis, Minn., as second class matter. Address all communications to “The Representative,’ * No. 032 Boston Block, MINNEAPOLIS, - - Minn. SUBSCHIPTION KATES: On* Tear *I.OO Months W Three Month* A Dm tea. way in wutcn to aend your Sub scription money ,« by poalollice money order or by retells lered letter. on« or the other oan be ootaiueu m every poatoihce In the United State*. Eapicaa money ordere are bleo cheap and convenient trout the larger place*. liana bill* »-ut (n ordinary letter*, while oommon.y *a:e enough * are ocoa*lon *Uy lost. hence tuuk-riber* *o eeudlug niual remember that tuey uo »o at their own rl*H. 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Are you getting more than one copy? Doe* the date on the label of your paper thl* week agree with your last receipt? U not notify us and we will rectify matters. The fusion ticket is a dissolving view. It fades into thin air even while you look at it. Mary E. Lease is coming to visit us. We shall try to persuade her to help us in the great campaign this fall. County delegations Instructed against fusion in dvery form could be consistent in no other way than by bolting. To acquiesce and refuse to bolt was to show a white liver and neglect their duty. E. A. T. The Democrats now constitute a large majority of the fusion forces. They propose to drop the name “People’s Party” off the fusion ballot. The fusion Populists and silver Republicans wili then make wry faces while they take their medicine straight. The old line Democrats who have been side tracked to make places on the fusion ticket for fusion Populists are now cussing themselves for handing over the purchase price to fusionists, who cannot deliver the goods. Coxey will have a tremendous demand for his kicking machines. E. A. T. The Democrats get the little end of the fusion swap. They gave something for nothing, and they will now de mand that the word “People's” dropped from the fusion ticket, to strengthen Bryan Democracy in 1900. The fusionists will then all vote the Democratic ticket straight, as in lowa, because they believe it makes no dif ferce under what banner we march. It is a truism and common expres sion that “you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.” It Is plainly the nature of the animal that beats the game. So a conference committee can pass resolutions that the entire Populist Party shall vote the Democratic ticket, and again the nature of the animal beats the game. E. A. T. The conspirators who get up fusion in Minnesota this year, in order to divide the offices among themselves, are look ing very unhappy. Their faces are so long that the barbers demand pay, for shaving them, by the yard. They in tended to deliver the Populist voters like a wagon load of pumpkins, but the pumpkins developed legs and walked off, and they sit crying in the empty wagon. INSTRUCTED TO BOI.T. In some quarters the mid-road con vention is criticised for bolting. It should be understood that several coun ty delegations came instructed against .fusion. At the Swift county convention a resolution instructing the delegates not to bolt under any circumstances was voted down. That staunch Populist Martin E. Johnson, of Benson, was in this delega tion and the delegation stood manfully by their constituents and refused to join the Democratic party. E. A. T. A SICK GANG. The fusionists realize that their game Is “busted,” and now' they are beginning to talk of a “citizen’s independent con vention” in September, to nominate a non-partisan ticket on the Omaha plat form! Why did not they accept Mr. Meighen’s proposition in the convention? Their hind Bight is splendid, but their fore sight is nowhere. They need not bother; they will have no ticket in the field before September. Who will they get to pay SSO for the certainty of an overwhelming defeat? Go ahead boys; we will soon have the field to ourselves. I. D. Fusionists are much surprised at the results of the late conventions. A‘ few of the wiser and more philosophic ones are beginning to consider whether fu sion is a centripetal or centrifugal force. Its supporters can ohly advo cate fusion on the theory that it is a centripetal force, like the force of gravity, drawing all the voters together around a common center for a common purpose, and such is in fact their ar gument. Anti-fusionists insist that it is but a centrifugal force, and that like an ex ploding bomb, scatters the voters and demolishes parties. A few more experiences like Ore gon, lowa, and Ohio will draw the line between fools and philosophers. E. A. T. S. M. OWEN’S ATTACK. An Utterly I njirovokril and Malignant Assault. We copy from the Minneapolis Times (Dem.), of June IG, the following im perfect report of our remarks in the People’s Party convention of June 15: “He was roused from his revet y by a tremendous applause and an outbreak of unanimous cries of ‘‘Donnelly” from all over the hall. So vociferous was the unruly crowd that the sage had finally to advance to the platform. He stood facing the mul titude for a moment with a great frown upon his face; looking like the lion defeated hut still belligerent, and terrible in his very extremity. Then, as the cheering contin ued, he smiled a passing acknowledgement and began. ‘ "My friends, you aic splendid fellows on dress parade—” Could anything be more Donnellian? Of course the crowd was at once in hysterics. Continuing, the sage said: ”1 am not in the mood to speak to day. I feel as if I were attending a funeral.” Without attempting any of his old-time oratorical tricks or pleasantries Donnelly plunged into a discussion of the situation with an intensity and earnest ness that was pathetic in view of the for lorn hope he was leading. “If we go Into this campaign tagged to the end of the Democratic party we will be worse whipped in Minnesota than we were in Oregon the other day.” He then went on to explain that most of the Popu lists were offspring of Republicanism with taints of past prejudice still remaining, and they would he driven back to the Re publican party if the Populists were swal lowed by the Democracy. “If you force them to It. the middle-of the road men will nominate their own ticket,” said Donnelly, the first threat made by the anti-fusion element. “If the mhl-roaders leave this hall dissatisfied, there will be three, parties In the field ” cried Donnelly. He said point blank that he had no hope of the party carrying the state, fusion or no fusion, this year, and there fore was in favor of making a direct tight as a distinct party. “However,” said he. “it may be possible to find an avenue out of the trouble at hand, but if so it will be hut a choice of evils. We can. perhaps, assume a position which will keep the party Intact. We can resolve this year to put no ticket in the field If the Democrats will agree to do the same. Then we can come together, all of us from all the parties, as citizens, in a mass meeting and nominate a ticket as an independent citizens’ ticket and place it before the people without calling it Populist or Democrat. If we can do this I will sup port Lind, although I do not like to do so: hut to keep peace I would concede that much. Let us bury all differences and let there be no ostracism, no tramping of any man or men In the mud. It Is not neces sary to abandon the party by so doing. For our good state central committee can cail a convention of Populists in 1900. If we had such an arrangement fairly conducted, and with mutual toleration and kindly feeling prevailing, we might succeed. We could go to the people and say, 'Here Is a partv with no record to assail.’ If there is man hood and courage enough here to do this, we can succeed without friction. If not, then we split now and at the polls, which means death to the party. Let us rise above faction and pick our best men to formulate such a citizens' movement for common working together. I pray and hope that good sense will rule the" hour. Let us be patient, reasonable. Intelligent and wise and do nothing in haste or in hatred.” The reader will perceive that we did' not mention the name of S. M. Owen, and that our remarks were full of the spirit of kindness, conciliation and good will. We were trying to point out .* way whereby the elements opposed to the dominant party could be united, without any sacrifice of pride or prin ciple on either side. The speech, it was evident, made a great impression on the convention, and if S. M. Owen had taken the platform and indorsed our views, the convention would have ter minated in the holding of a non-parti san, independent, citizen’s gathering, satisfactory to every one. But he had been for weeks loaded up with venom, like a passion blinded rattle snake in August, and he commenced the most shameful attack upon us ever known in the history of this country. We publish the Times’ report of his re marks: Then came the sensation of the day. No sooner had Mr. Donnelly quitted the stage than Mr. Owen came rapidly forward and ut once it was evident that trouble was on. He louked terribly in earnest, and trembled with suppressed excitement. In a deter mined manner he began, with a delibera tion that said “I am going to have my say, and cut deep.” He began by referring to attacks on his loyalty and honesty and assertions that he had betrayed the party. Then in passion ate earnestness he thundered his denial and his defiance, asking any man to point to a single act of his that was not above sus picion, or even tHat suggested disloyalty to the party. “I defy any man living to prove to the slightest extent any charge hurled at me by my enemy. I have been slandered and hounded for two years, but I have been silent under It all for the good of this party, for the salvation of our movement, to pre vent a factional tight in our ranks, and be cause I could not bring myself to wallow in the mire into which I was invited to descend. I was willing to be crucified for the good of the party. I would not be the cause of any factional tight in our party, and I kept my silence. Hut now silence is broken. I propose to show who is the traitor here.” "Show him up,” shouts Gibbs. Mr. Owen then reviewed his connection with the Populist party; how he refused a Demo cratic nomination for governor when it meant election by a large majority. He took a slap at Donnelly thus: “In l&S the man who slanders me was supporting Bill Merriam and getting good money for it.” Great confusion followed, and it was sev eral minutes before Owen could go on. “This man prates of loyalty. He never felt a. single sensation of fidelity in all his life that could not be dissipated by the sight of a little lucre. Now he comes here and tells us to be loyal. As to fusion. I can only say that to me principles are more than parties. If the ’Democrats will vote for what we believe in we will welcome them gladly under any name whatever I want to see principles triumph. We ear. triumph if we are united. Had we stood together we should today be the dictating party, and it would be the Democrats that would be tagging us. But we have been disrupted by slander and dishonorable acts inside of the party by men who now prate of perfidy. This man is a leader who never smiled on a movement without blighting it. He supported the Republican party in 1888. and for the first time in the history of the state that party was in the minority. He took the alliance party under his wing and lost 20.000 votes and finally killed it Two years ago he said lie wouid ruin me. He has been at It ever since. But the two years that this man has been pouring all the venom of his nature on me have been the most prosperous years of my life. His enmity and vindictive scurrility brought me friends by scores who formerly held aloof from me because, they feared I was on triendly terms with this monster.” Here followed a regular riot. Th« crowd was in perfect confusion, and a stampede seemed imminent. For ten minutes Owen's opponents stamped, shouted and howled. But he stood his ground and patiently waited. “You shall hear me if I have to wait all night,” cried he. Mr. Donnelly came to the rescue when a crisis seemed Imminent. “I want my friends to give Mr. Owen a fair chance,” he said. “I only want the opportunity to defend my character from the assaults made upon me.” “For years,” continued Owen. “I have been silent from high and patriotic motives but when this man hurls his dastardly charges at me here in the face of my per sonal sacrifices for the party, I can no longer remain silent. Every charge by Donnelly reflecting on my loyalty and in tegrity I deny, and I have the evidence to prove them all vile and Infamous Blanders. THE REPKESENTATTVTS. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1898* Donnelly worked against me when I was fighting to win victory for this party. When I was at work in the hot of the fight he was stabbing me in the back. If that is loyalty, for God's sake, what do you call disloyalty? He was treacherous in every campaign, and he has done more to disrupt the People’s party than any other man. If his fight on me when I represented this party and was working for its success is not disloyalty, then Benedict Arnold was a patriot. You say you want to conciliate Donnelly’. What are you going io do to conciliate me? To conciliate Major Bowler and others whom this man has slandered and maligned ail these years? If we want to be successful, let us get rid of him; I believe his present name Is not his right name, but a paraphrase of the euphonious title more befitting his character—‘lgno minious Donkey.” There is no doubt the convention would not have permitted him to pro ceed but for the appeal we made to hear him. And in the same spirit, we give him now the benefit of our large circulation for his abuse. We replied, as nearly as we can recollect, as follows: The uproar of the Owen crowd was tremendous, and it looked for a time as if we would not be permitted to proceed. One of the secretaries, an ugly looking fellow from Duluth, ad vanced to the front of the platform, and, standing alongside of us, insisted on reading some paper. The crowd yelled and hooted at him to sit down, but he would not, until the chairman advanced, and, Rarey-like, whispered some cabalistic words in his stallion ear, whereupon he slunk to his seat, with a sickly smile on his God-branded countenance. “Gentlemen,” we said, “the first in stinct of an American is a love of fair play. His first demand is that the ac cused shall have a fair hearing.” At this the crowd quieted down. “Gentlemen, no one can regret this scene more than I do: I did nothing to provoke this attack. I did not, di rectly or indirectly, refer to S. M. Owen in my remarks. I did not even have him in my mind. I plead for peace and good will and harmony; and I am answered by this tremendous assault. I sought to save the party and I have had my reward. “Mr. Owen goes back the long period of ten years to find a charge. He says I supported the Republican ticket in 1888. True; and he supported the Democratic ticket, as he is doing now. Surely I cannot be condemned because 1 did not support the Alliance party two years before it was born, the People's party four years before it was establish ed at Omaha. I was nominated for governor in 1888 by a farm and labor party. I refused to run unless $3,000 was raised to canvass the state! we had to print our own tickets then, and the tickets alone would cost SI,OOO. I went off speaking for the party, for lw& weeks. When I returned I found there was no farm and labor party; it was a myth; I spent $250 of my own money, and I returned to find that instead of $3,0u0 for a cam paign fund they had raised SBO, S2O of which I had myself contributed. The state committee of the party, Eric Ol son was chairman (he is here present), withdrew the ticket. I then had to sup port the Republican ticket or the Demo cratic ticket. I was an old Republican, and between the two preferred that ticket. A voice: “Why did you oppose Charles Canning for the legislature in the Red River Valley. Mr. D.: “I never uttered a word’ against Charles Canning, and we re mained friends until the time of his death.” Mr. Owen charges that I supported the Republican party in 18SS for money. That is false. If I wanted money I’ would have stayed with the Republican party. They would pay me SSOO a night to speak for them in tfieir great campaigns. I have spent thousands of dollars for this poor, im poverished, God-forsaken party, and never received a penny from them. If money had been my object I would go where money is; but for 25 years I have fought for reform principles without compensation. And now this mau says I am controlled by sordid considerations. What are you to think of a man who will make such serious charges without a scintilla of proof to sustain them, and will go back ten years to find an event to hang his lie on? Whatever opposition I have made to Mr. Owen has not been personal. I have simply defended the life of the People’s Party against his evil advice. In 1890, when running for governor, he refused to permit Capt. Nelson, of this city, to go and speak for the Alli ance (the People’s Party was not yet born), because the captain was an advo cate of greenbacks. The captain is here, and will take the stand if Mr. Owen denies it. In 1892 the People’s Party was found ed at Omaha. Owen refused to go as a delegate to that convention, after being elected, and did his utmost when we came back to prevent the People’s Party being established in this state. He tried to perpetuate the “Alliance party” as a hostile organization: he and his fol lowers held a convention, and put up an Alliance ticket, with Gen. James ll.' Baker at the head of it, and then when, he found that the people would not sus tain him he abandoned the movement and left those he had misled to bear the burden of his treachery. Seme of them cam© out, at the time, and de nounced him in the daily press. The witnesses are ‘here to prove all this. In 1894 he went before the commit tee on platform of the People’s Party of this state and opposed and argued against “sixteen to one.” Mr. Thomas J. Meighen can tell you all about it. He also made a speech, that was published in the daily papers, OPPOSING THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER, and said it should not be put in our platform, “because we were not all agreed upon it.” Mr. Owen will not deny this. In 1896 he had me removed from the committee on platform of the People’s Party at the St. Louis invention, and put himself on, and then, In the commit tee, MADE A SPEECH AGAINST THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM; and afterwards denied it, until I put Mr. Robert Schilling, of' Milwaukee, secre tary of that committee, and four mem bers of it, on the witness stand, and they testified that he made that speech. He will not deny it now. Think of a Populist that would oppose the Initiative and Referendum and then lie about it!! In 1898 he made speech after speech, and wrote article after article, declaring that it made no difference what name or banner we marched under; and he wrote to Mr. Ullrich, Sr., of Douglass county that he, Owen, was trying to ed ucate and perfect the Democrats so THAT WE COULD ALL MARCH UN DER THEIR BANNER!! And now he is indignant because I say he is not a faithful member of the People’s Party. Can a man be a true Populist, and labor to turn the party over to Democracy? Was that what it was established for? Was I not right to oppose him at ev ery stage of all these vagaries? If 1 had not done so WOULD WE HAVE A PEOPLE’S PARTY TODAY? Should I have allowed the party to die to avoid hurting Mr. Owen’3 feelings? What is a Populist? He is a man who believes in green backs; in the ratio of 16 to 1; in the free coinage of silver; in the initiative and referendum, and in the People’s Party. These are the cardinal traits o L our faith. How can a man oppose every one of them, as Mr, Owen has done, year after year, and yet be a Populist? It is impossible. And yet now, before the People’s Party convention, he assails me sav agely, because I stood by all our prin ciples, and would not permit him to lead the party to the devil. That was my offense, and for that have I been traduced and slandered and covered with lies and infamy. He says I was hostile to him in 1890. In that year he got up a state central committee, and every man on it, ex cept one, was my enemy. I offered to go out and make speeches for Mr. Owen, for governor, at my own expense. The committee refused my assistance. Later in the campaign Mr. Erwin invited ms to accompany him; we held tremendous meetings, and did great good to the cause. And now he says I was hostile to him! Gentlemen, I do not want to take up more of your time. If there is anything else in Mr. Owen’s assault that I have not replied to, be good enough to call my attention to it If you have any questions to ask- me I will answer them to the best of my ability. As there are no questions I will thank you for your courteous attention and take my seat. We are not going to assail Mr. Owen now. His speech did him inconceiva ble harm. It was a revelation to the whole convention. Like “the veiled prophet of Khorasseri,” in Tom Moore’s “Lalla Rookh,” he tore away the veil that had concealed the hideous malig nity of his mind, and stood naked be fore the shocked and astonished world. They looked into the dark abyss of his soul —dark as the mouth of the great pit —and charity could suggest but one ex cuse —approaching insanity. Thereto fore he had employed his hirelings to* shoot his poisoned arrows from cun ning ambush, while he posed as a pas sionless and sinless saint; but there he stood before the howling multitude, with hatred and jealousy, and swollen with the accentuated venom of years, while in the words of Byron, he did “Distort the truth, accumulate the lie. And pile the pyramid of calumny.” It was a dreadful and melancholy sight. Even while he denounced us we pitied him. We beheld the wreck of a human life. Scorpion like, in his fierce and illimitable hate, he plunged his poisoned fangs into his own car cass. It may be months and years before the corpse is interred, but he died then and there. The most striking feature of this fa mous debate was, that although R. M. Owen sat on the platform near us, he made not the slightest attempt to con tradict or explain away, or answer any of our charges. He was dumb. He acknowledged ths truth of every word we uttered. He came there to destroy us, and he sat there crushed. We used no abuse, no invective, no insults. We simply stated facts, but they fell upon him with the weight of a mountain. Thank God we are through with him. Never again will lie take part in a Populist state convention. He will go over to the Democrats, and they will not want him. He will be but a shell —a reminiscence of the past. “All else is gone from those dim eyes The soul has fled; When faith is lost, when honor dies, The man is dead. “Then pay the; Reverence of old days To his dead flame; Walk backwarjl, with averted gaze, And hide his shame!” Three Liar* In n Row. “Ignatius Donnelly, in his reply to S. M. Owen in the Populist state convention, made the statement that in 1896 he did not solicit anybody to support him for or aid him in securing the Populist nomination for president. , “In making this statement Mr. Donnelly appears to run counter to other witnesses. It is claimed that ’prior to the assembling of the Populist convention in this congres sional district for the rurpose of electing delegates to the St. Louis convetion, Mr. Donnelly asked Mg. F. N. Stacy, of this city, to draw and introduce in that conven tion, a resolution Instructing the delegates there chosen to support him (Donnelly) for the presidential nomination. Mr. Stacy drew the resolution, Yi’hich was adopted, and which Mr. Donnelly claims was an in struction, hut which others interpreted only as a complementary reference to the Sage of Ninlnger. Mr. Donnelly personally requested Mr. W. R. Dobbyn to draw a resolution of in struction for him, to he introduced In the mass convention in the first district. Mr. Dobbyn, In conjunction with T. J. Meighen, complied with his request, and drew the resolution, which was adopted. “Mr. Donnelly also requested E. R. Lynch to draw a resolution In his favor. These are facts susceptible of proof. They show that Mr. Donnelly's word Is not always to be relied upon.”—Minneapolis Times. Why don’t they call on Bub Williams, Ij. M. Ayer, Robert Eckford and all the rest of the fragrant gang or disreputa bles to give similar • testimony? They will each declare we asked him to draw such a resolution. “The river Rhine, ’tis known, Doth wash the city of Cologne; But oh, ye gods, what power divine, Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?” We have the testimony of Stacy, Dob byn and Lynch, but who will testify for Stacy, Dobbyn and Lynch? Stacy was our bitter enemy at that time, for the very sufficient reason that we had hired him to write for this paper to keep him from starving. Stacy was right The man that would do that ought to be punished. At the St. Louis Populist conven tion, when the Hennepin delegation made up their minds to repudiate their instructions, to vote for us for presi dent, some man, with some portion of gentlemanly instinct, suggested that they appoint a committee to wait on us, and request us to release them from that obligation. And thereupon Stacy rose up in his wrath and objected savagely and said not the slightest at tention or respect should be paid to us! And this is the awful liar who now says we asked him to draw a resolution instructing the Hennepin delegation to vote for us for president!!! A look at his dreadful countenance is enough to warrant the Persian theory, that sometimes the creator takes a nap and the devil runs the workshop. That face never came from the hands of di vine beneficence. I. D. A TOPULIST TICKET. Look at Thin, the State Tleket of the Real Popullnt Party. For Governor —L C. Long, Populist, farmer. For Lieutenant Governor —Hon. Kittel Halvorson, Populist; farmer. For Secretary of State —M. Wesen berg, Populist; editor. For State Auditor —Charles H. Hop kins, Populist; farmer. For State Treasurer—Hon. P. H. Ra hilly, Populist; farmer. For Attorney-General—John F. Kel ly, Populist, lawyer. For Clerk of the Supreme Court —A. L Stromberg, Populist; farmer. For Justice of the Supreme Court — Two Populists hereafter to be named. Here are seven Populists; five farm ers, one editor, and one lawyer. Then look at the bogus People's Party ticket: For Governor—John Lind, Silver Re publican. For Lieutenant-Governor—J. M. Bow ler, mulatto Democrat. For Secretary of State—Julius J. Heinrich, Democrat. For State Treasurer—Alexander Mc- Kinnon, Democrat. For State Auditor—George N. Lara phere, Silver Republican. For Attorney-General—John F. Kel ly, Populist. For Clerk of the Supreme Court —Z. H. Austin, bulldozing fuslonist. For Justices of the Supreme Court- William Mitchell, Democrat. Thomas Canty, Democrat. Daniel Buck, Democrat. The only Populist on the ticket is the candidate for attorney-general, and him the Populists indorsed. Not a farmer here. Bowler is a notrary pub lic and money lender, and Hienrich is a brewer; and Bowler is one of his best customers. Here we have: FIVE DEMOCRATS! TWO SILVER REPUBLICANS, ONE POPULIST, and TWO MONGRELS. How is that for a People’s Party ticket!!! Bowler has never been anything but a Democrat in disguise. He was howl ing for free trade two years after the People’s Party was organized; and he’ entered our organization simply to lead it into the Democratic camp. He is there now' himself, without followers, and, thank God, will stay there. Austin is the most extraordinary spec imen of gall, impudence, ignorance, and insolence that has ever burst upon the gaze of an astonished world. His idea of parliamentary law is to howl and whack the table with a club, and ride rough shod over those he was elected to serve. He went up like a rocket, and ended rocket like, in a stink. He be longs to that class of shallow, vocifer ous, hard faced reprobates you will see about a county fair, with a little ball and a thimble, shouting—“ Here’s your chance, gents, walk up and put your money down. Now you see it and now you don’t see it!” It is dreadful to think that such creat ures lie hid in the dregs and slime of society ready to rise up to conspicuos ity and assininity on occasions of public tumult. It is as if all the dime mu seums had broken loose and invaded the domains of statesmanship. It makes one tremble for the fate of self govern ment to know that such creatures are possible. I. D. HOWLER'S SAGACITY. He Declined His Nomination. “The major (Bowler) said in his opinion the Norwegian element of the party should have been recognized. Mr. Lind is a Swede, and although Swedes and Nor wegians claim there is no rivalry between them, there is a rivalry. If, in the opin ion of the committee, now or later on, in the interest of the party could be advanced by having him withdraw from the ticket to give recognition to the Norwegian ele ment, or any other that would strengthen the ticket, he would gladly send in his declination. The major sees the handwriting on the wall, “Thou art weighed in the bal ance and found wanting.” He saw the tremendous gathering, 100 in number, that stayed in the hall, at the close of the People's Party conven tion, on the night of the 15th inst., and heard the fierce, uproarious shouts of the betrayed and enraged Populists, and con cluded that it was time to hide that big, shallow, empty head of his from the coming cyclone. He had toiled and corresponded, and traveled and schemed for two years to disrupt the party, and get that nomination; and just as he got It he dropped it like a hot potato, and ran for the root' cellar; from which soon after he poked out his Intelligent red face and shouted, “Jim Hill” at the hurricane. Poor fool! It is one of the saddest things in the world tx> see a man <ST the humblest capacity thrust himself for ward where gods and men can take note of his deficiencies. I. D. SICK OF THEIR DICKER. The stalwart Democrats are threat ening to repudiate their recent dicker with the fusionists. They claim to have been buncoed with a pig in the bag deal, and are now dissatisfied with the contents of the bag. At the fusion convention It was agreed through conference committees, that during the 1898 campaign the Democrats should put up a state platform satisfac tory to the fusionists and give the fusionists the lion’s share of the offices, and this part of the agree ment has been fully carried out by the Democrats. In return for these Democratic con cessions the fusionists agreed to tu*n over to the Democrats &e entire Populist vote, to be voted under the name of Democrat It was agreed that the Democrats should take nothing this year except the preservation of their name and their national organization. In 1900 the whole voting strength of the People’s Party should go to the support of the national Bryan Democracy. lif other words, fusionists were to have the state offices In 1898, In ex change for the Democrats having the senate and. the presidency in 1900. The entire deal was cooked up by the Democratic and fusion politicians of the Twin Cities, and a few other large towns, like Duluth, Stillwater, Crooks ton, St. Cloud and Fergus Falls. The details were fixed up by private corres pondence between the fusion leaders, and support In the cities and large towns was worked up through the plu tocratic daily press. It was the solid old farmers of Min nesota who blocked the deal, and put up a farmer’s ticket. Populists of Minne sota will now choose between two tick ets, one a ticket of city sharpers, the other a ticket of honest farmers. The fusion convention was dominated entirely by men from the cities, and large towns, mostly lawyers, monej loaners, and politicians, not a farmer entirely by men from the cities, and loaners, and politicians, NOT A FARM ER APPEARING ON THEIR TICKET. On the other hand, the conspicuous figures in the Mid-Road convention were nearly all farmers. Among them we find the names of P. H. Rahilly, T. J. Meighen, W. D. Armstrong, Erick Olson, L C. Long, H. V. Poore, Mr. Arnold, A. D. Stewart, C. F. Bohall, and many other well known farmers, and five of the names put upon our ticket were the names of well known and prominent farmers. Will the agricultural state of Minnesota support this ticket of hon est, intelligent farmers, or a ticket of city sharpers and politicians? ANOTHER FALSEHOOD. Owen said we “took the Alliance party under our wing and finally ruined it.” Every one knows this is false. It was Owen who was the leader of the “Alli ance party.” He tried to kill the Peo pie’s Party with it in 1892, and put Gen. Baker in the field for governor, on a ticket of the party; and when he found that the Alliance men had all gone over to the People’s Party, he abandoned Gen. Baker and the rest, and climbed into the P. P. wagon. And his dis gusted associates denounced him, in newspaper interviews, for leading them into a farcical movement and deserting them. This was in 1892, the first year the People’s Party was organized in Omaha. If Owen could have had his way the People’s Party never would have been started In Minnesota. He would haw; killed it in the “homin’.” No wonder he has been so anxious to bury it. He opposed the birth of the party and has fought it ever since. But what better could you expect from a Republican of fice holder? j £>. THE PEOPLE RESPONDING, We would call attention to the com munication in another column, from thirty-five Populists of Eyota, Olm sted county, approving of the action of tho Mid-Roaders, in putting up another ticket, and organizing to preserve the life of the People’s Party. We believe this paper represents the response that will come up from every corner of the state. Olmsted county has always been conservative, and yet we see how the people feel even there. Friends, let us hear from you. Speak to encourage each other. I. D. MIST TAKE THEIR MEDICINE. The fusion conspirators begin to real ize that they have made fools of them selves, and they are now saying that they will go on the official ballot a 3 “the People’s Party ticket.” It can’t be done, gentlemen. Under our statutes the name of a candidate can appear only ONCE on the ballot; and after his name must follow tho name of the party or parties that nomi nated him. So when the voters go to the booths next November they will read: FOR GOVERNOR. L. C. Long—People’s Party. John Lind—DEMOCRATIC-PEOPLE'S. The law of 1895 provides that the name of the party that nominated a man first must come first; so it will be: “John Lind, Democrat People’s,” not “John Lind, People’s-Democrat.” Won’t that be a nice mess for old Republicans to swallow. Why did not the Democrats hold back and let the fusion Populists nominate Lind first? ' Because, although It was agreed that the nondescripts should have the gov- THE SPEAKINB DIAL. 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We gave notice, at the request of scores of delegates, that a meeting would be held at the close of the session for “conference." When we met at 10 a. m., on the 16lh Inst, in Grand Army Hall, Dr. Johnson called on all who were in favor of putting up a straight ticket to rise. As far as we could see every man in the hall stood up. In the afternoon, when it was proposed that we adjourn without putting up a ticket, we remained silent; but it was voted down unanimously. In fact, we made no speech at any time in favor of separate action. The movement was bigger than any man. It voiced the determination of the People’s Party not to be turned over to Democracy and destroyed. I. D. RAHILLY FOR STATE TREASURER. William Hodgson, of Hastings, a prominent Republican, and one of the ablest lawyers In the state, was over heard to remark last Friday: “P. H. Rahilly is the only man on the Populist ticket I shall vote for. He is an able, true man.’’ The Democrats pretend to be great' friends of the Irish. But when have they ever nominated an Irishman for a state office? That was reserved for the Pop ulists. The Republican newspapers never re fer to Mr. Rahilly except as “Pat.” Is it a crime to be born in Ireland? Is it a crime to wear the name of the illus trious saint who converted a whole pa gan nation to Christianity, without the shedding of a single drop cf human blood? Do not these insolent creatures know that “Patrick” means “patrician.” Away with such damnable bigotry. It. is un worthy of this civilized age. Mr. RahiHy commenced life in this state as a farm hand, working for sl2 a month, and from that humble position, aided only by his own tremendous in dustry and energy, he rose until he is now the owner of what is, perhaps, the finest farm in the state. He has 1,300 acres in crop this year, in the splendid county of Wabasha. What one of these penny-a-liners, who are working for their board, and sneering at Mr. Rahilly, can point to such a success? Most of them will be buried at the expense of the county. “Pat” Rahilly is a great man, a true friend, a clear-headed thinker, and pos sessed of a soul of gold. These assaults on him are intended to arouse the prejudices of men of other races, but we have recently shown that the people of Ireland, like the people of the rest of Europe, are a composite population, derived from a mingling of many stocks. They cannot hurt Mr. Rahilly by calling him “Pat.’’ He glories in the' name. j y No part of our paper will be found of greater interest than the brief letters and extracts from letters in each issue. Limited space forbid 3 our publishing of letters of almost equal in terest. We are compelled to give pref erence to letters that arc snore and of general interest to all our readers. E. A. T. Did you receive our circular letter and If you did, why don’t you t ay some thing? The initiative and referendum will be the national Issue In 1900. “Bond and Industrial Slavery” will be the compatga text book. Price 25 cents. Additional editorial on page 1, E. A. T.