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People’s Party Paper.
The House of Representatives barely
has a quorum. Empty seats are plen
tiful. Several times we have had to
adjourn because we had no quorum.
Members are absent looking after
their personal interests. They pre
tend they have gone home to save their
States. The truth is, they are after
saving their own bacon. Their States
can furnish men enough at home to do
home work. All the talent did not
leave any State of the Union when its
Congressman came to Washington.
Plenty of good men, true men, able
men, were left in every State to man
age its home affairs.
These Congressmen were sent here
for a high purpose. They are paid to
discharge their duties at this place.
Their salary Hows on day by day—
about forteen dollars per day. Not
only are their votes needed here con
stantly, but their counsel is needed,
their knowledge is needed, and their
energy is needed.
When a Congressman excuses his
absence by saying he is “paired” our
people should know that the excuse is
unsatisfactory and ought to be accept
ed only in providential cases.
“Paring” with a Republican does not
really make the Democrat present. He
is not counted in a call of the House,
or upon any other point involving the
question of a quorum.
Therefore the absence of a Democrat
under these circumstances blocks leg
islation, and the absentee paralyzes
those who are trying to legislate. He
not only shirks his own duty, but
makes it impossible for us to do ours.
Again, many a question has more
than two divisions. For example, we
are now debating the Naval Appropri
ations Bill. Judge Holman and others
oppose the building of any more war
vessels at this time. Mr. Herbert (also
a Democrat) and the majority of his
committee favor the building of one
battle ship which will cost, when equip
ped for service, more than $5,000,000.
If this policy prevails, we stand com
"l’tted to the plans the N>vai depart
ment has outlined and which involves
an expenditure of $350,000,000.
This is bad enough, but this is not
The Republicans, under the lead of
Mr. Boutelle, wish to build two battle
ships and nine torpedo boats, which
policy is also in line with the $350,000,-
Now here are three sides of the ques
Which will you call the Democratic
The Democratic committe says “build
the war vessel.”
The most prominent and useful Dem
ocrat on the floor (Judge Holman) says
“build no more.”
The Republicans say “build several.”
Does not every man in Georgia see
that on these mixed questions occur
ring every day that a “pair” does not
represent the people ?
If a “pair” answered all purposes why
not “pair off” all the members, keep
them at home and save the expenses ?
The duties of every position in every
department of life are best discharged
by the man who is present.
Come back, ye nervous fence build
Come back, ye saviors of your States.
How can you redeem the land if you
forsake the picket line on which your
people placed you ?
. Your absence may enable our ene
mies to fasten still more securely the
chains upon the industrial classes.
Your presence might enable us to
check their advance and frustrate their
Wipe the campaign sweat from your
marble brows, pack your little satchels
and come back.
We will adjourn before the summer
is well begun. You will have at least
three months of your vacation (and be
fore the elections) to go around trying
to keep the deluded farmers from vot
ing as they please.
Give the poor farmer a chance to
rest his ears. Give him time to read
and think and make up his mind.
I am willing to leave the question
with him to settle.
I am not afraid that he will settle it
Are you ? T. E. W.
Pasco County, Florida.
An enthusiastic meeting was held at
San Antonio on the 16th and arrange
ments made to make the campaign a
H. P. Baskins, state lecturer, made a
rousing speech, and was followed by
J. B. Stratton, editer of the Ocala
Demands. D. H. McCarthy was chosen
president and J. H. Riley secretary.
“Equial to _A.II Special Privileges to None.”
The Supreme Court Declares the Law
Giving Counties the Right to Tax
The Supreme Court of the State of
Georgia has affirmed the constitution
ality of the law T passed by the Legisla
ture, making the property of railroads
amenable to county taxation.
This is a clear victory for the people
and will benefit the counties of the
State to the amount of several hundred
The Technological School Burned.
The State Technological work shops,
at Atlanta, costing $65,000, and con
taining $30,000 worth of machinery,
burned to the ground on the morning
of the 21st.
We regard this as a grievous loss to
the people of the State, as the school
was unquestionably turning out some
fine workmen from among the young
men of Georgia, one hundred and
ninety-nine of whom were in attend
ance at the time of the destruction of
The fire was discovered about two
o'clock in the morning, and in half an
hour the building was in ruins, in spite
of the efforts of the fire department to
stay the flames.
The school building which stood
near the shops was saved.
The Democrats Frightened and Threat
ening to Go on the War-Path.
The Democratic State Central Com
mittee met in Atlanta last week and
decided that they would take to the
war-path. Reports of the members
from every section of the Stade dis
closed the unwelcome fact that the
People's Party was gaining strength
daily and that everything pointed to a
complete overthrow of the old political
rings in every county in the State.
The committee spent many hours in
anxious consultation and finally came
to the conclusion to try to put a cheer
ful face on the matter and appear not
to be too badly scared and to get their,
biggest men into the field at once, cry
“nigger supremacy,” and try and ral
ly their failing fortunes.
At a late hour of the night, when
the meeting broke up, it was with an
evident feeling on the part of every
member of the committee that the
party stood little chance of winning in
The Odd Fellows’ Orphan Home.
The committee entrusted with the
location of the Odd Fellows’ orphan
home have decided on Atlanta, and
will select a site for the building soon.
The citizens of Atlanta have made a
cash donation to assist the enterprise.
TROUBLE IN WYOMING
Between the Cattle Syndicate Owners
and the People.
There is trouble in the Wyoming
valleys, and nobody knows where it
The cattle syndicates have gobbled
up large bodies of land, shutting out,
or attempting to shut out, the people,
and, as is claimed, attempting to drive
out those already there by threats of
violence, and even assassination.
They have in their employ consid
erable numbers of cowboys, with a
company of whom they attempted to
lynch some of the settlers, asserting
that they cut the syndicate’s fences
and stole their stock.
The settlers, or rustlers, to use a
western term, did not propose to be
run off or hung up, and gathered a
force larger than that of the cattle
men and surrounded them, both par
ties being armed. A fight was on the
tapis, in which blood would no doubt
have flowed freely, when the sheriff of
the county appeared with a possee, and
holding that the settlers were the par
ties in the right, swore the whole
crowd in as deputies and was proceed
ing to demand the surrender of the
cattle men, when
A COMPANY OF FEDERAL TROOPS
put in an appearance on the scene and
arrested a lot of the parties.
Now the question is, who has au
thority in the case —the local authori
ties or the general government ?
FLOODS IN TENNESSEE.
St. Louis, April 21. —A special from
Milan, Tenn., to the Post Dispatch,
says a terrible rainstorm has prevailed
in that section for the past twenty-four
hours, and that fences, houses, bridges
and other property have been swept
away and travel suspended.
ATLANTA, GA, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1892.
EATHQI’AKES IN CALIFORNIA.
Two shocks of earthquakes occurred
in California on the49th —the heaviest
felt for years.
The town of Vacaville, situated in the
heart of beautiful Vaca Valley, sixty
five miles from San Francisco, was the
center of the disturbance. Vacaville is
a town of 2700 population, and on its
main street were a number of brick
buildings. A number of buildings were
badly damaged or totally destroyed, as
well as a number of brick residences in
Many walls fell outward into the
street, which was filled with derbis, but
which workman at once began to clear
away. Many of the walls were of frail
character and succumbed easily to the
shock. Very slight damage occurred to
Dixon and Winters, towns of about
1500 inhabitants, located, respectively,
northeast and northwest of Vacaville,
and within a few r miles of the latter
place, were also scenes of considerable
The Masonic hall at Dixon a two story
brick block, was ruined and its falling
walls shattered adjoining houses. Fire
which broke out among the ruins caused
some damage atWinters but the damage
was lessened by an abundant water sup
Forty guests were in the Bliss Hotel
at Winters, the walls of which collapsed,
and that no one was injured by the cav
ing of walls was remarkable. Old and
new brick school houses and several
new brick buildings in Winters wer£
cracked and wrenched from their foun
The banks of Putah Creek caved in
and fissures opened in the bottom of
the creek. Three miles west of town
an acre of groud slid into the creek
SMALL FISSURES WERE MADE
in the country road. Several great
boulders were thrown from the hill
sides at a point on the Beeiesco road,
near Winters, blocking the roadway.
Floods in the Mississippi Valley.
Washington, April 21. —A special
river bulletin issued by the weather
bureau to-day, says: Recent heavy
rains are causing rivers to rise rapidly
in the Ohio and upper Mississippi Val
leys. The stages of the water in the
lower Mississippi river, already high
and rising, will be added to greatly in
the next two weeks, The situation as
regards the possibility of an overflow
of the lower Mississippi, is critical.
Pottsville. Pa., April 21. —Twelve
men were caught by the flood in Lytle
mine, near Minersville, yesterday.
Two were rescued to-day, leaving ten
in the mine, who are without doubt
A plot to assassinate the young king
of Spain is said to have been detected
and much uneasiness is felt in conse
In France great fear is felt of riots
by the poor on May day when great
labor demonstrations have been ar
The dispatches say that labor leaders
expect the police will arrest them with
a view of stopping the demonstrations,
but they are not dismayed. One thou
sand two hundred and fifty delegates
representing 13,000,000 workers, will
come to Paris.
They Believe in Georgia.
The Nonconformist, Indianapolis, Ind.,
wants 1,000 subscribers to be paid for
when Georgia elects the People’s Party
electorial ticket, and the publishers are
ready to fulfill their part of the contract
when a bond is furnLhed. Let some of
the weak-kneed politicians who think
that “our people’’ will cut no figure in
the south accept this offer and beat the
Non. Con. out of SI,OOO.
Calvin S. Brice, attorney for the Stan
dard Oil monopoly; principal owner of
the Briceville, Tenn., mines, where con
vict labor starves out honest men ; the
Brice who lives in New Y’ork city and
refuses to pay his personal taxes in Ohio,
yet represents that state in the United
States senate; the same Brice whose
enormous fortune is rapidly increased by
tribute wrung from the people by many
forms of monopolistic extortion, signs
the call for the democratic pai ty, asking
"‘all citizens who favor pnre, economical
and constitutional government’’ to unite
in nominating a president at the National
democratic convention. Banker Hill
The People’s Party Paper, of At- 1
lanta, Ga., is one of the best reform pa
pers printed.—Labor Herald.
THE ALLIANCES OF THE STATE
REPLY TO THE INSOLENT
REQUEST OF THE EXE
They Will Neither Surrender Their
Charters or Rescind Their Action.
Seme Salty Resolutions.
Belleviu Alliance, No. 2053, \
Richmond County, )
April 15, 1892.
We, noting in the Augusta Chronicle
of this date, the action of President L.
F. Livingston and a part of the execu
tive committee of the State Alliance,
charging the sub and county organiza
tions with gagging their members in
their political freedom, declare that in
the many hundred resolutions read by
us from the different Alliances, that
none were dictatorial; but to the con
trary all speak out boldly for indepen
dent action, allowing to everyone per
fect political freedom, wherein we are
in perfect harmony with our constitu
tion and the action of the Supreme
But President Livingston is stump
ping the State in the interest of the
Democratic party and using every
means he can contrive to disrupt the
Alliance and defeat the People’s move
ment, thereby showing that he is guil
ty of the charge which he seeks to-lay
at our doors; therefore, be it resolved,
by Belleviu Alliance in regular session
That we reaffirm the action hereto
fore taken by us as to our political
Resolved second, That we again de
nounce Hon. L. F. Livingston for be
traying his trust and not having the
honesty or manliness to resign a posi
tion, which he continues to hold, only
to injure those who have honored and
P.jesolved third, That we favor a call
ed'session of the State Alliance at once,
to t ‘pose him and elect a President
th/.t k honest and true.
fourth, That we request our
bwthren to unite with us in calling to
gether the State Alliance for this pur
pose. J. M. Seago, President.
W. J. Deas, Secretary.
At a regular meeting of Linten Far
mer’s Alliance, No. 1541, Hancock coun
ty, April 16, 1892, the following resolu
tions were introduced by B. A. Miller,
and was unanimously adopted :
Ist. Resolved, That Linten Farmer’s
Alliance, No 1541, do recognize the
earnest efforts of Hon. Thos. E. Watson
to obtain relief for the toiling masses
of this great country, and that we rec
ognize the attack of the Clerk to the
Speaker upon the character and good
name of Mr. Watson as wholly unwar
ranted, cowardly, and deserving the
condemnation of every honorable man,
and we endorse his whole course in
2d. Re solved, That we also commend
Messrs. Post, Ellington, and Branch for
their action at the St. Louis conference
and we condemn the course pursued by
Messrs. Livingston, Wilson and Moses
in attempting to make the Alliance a
tail to the so-called Democracy.
3d. Resolved, That we express our
regret, and believe that Speaker Crisp
did the Third Party members an injus
tice in not according them an equal
showing in the discussion of the silver
bill, and in all public questions that
are granted the other parties.
W. S. Arnold, Vice-President.
B. H. Miller, Secretary.
At a meeting of Inman Alliance No.
565, held on April 18, 1892, the follow
ing resolutions were unanimously
Whereas, one L. F. Livingston, pres
ident of the State Alliance, and by our
votes member of Congress, has, to all
fair minded men and unprejudiced
men been convicted of lieing; and,
whereas, to always speak the truth is
the first duty of an AUianceman; there
fore. be it resolved, by Inman Alliance,
No, 565, Fayett county, Ga.:
That we demand his immediate res
ignation as president of the State Al
liance, and we ask that the State Al
liance be called together and he be ex
pelled from the order. Also
Resolved, hTiat we commend the
manly, patriotic, and fearless stand
taken by M. D. Irwin, editor Southern
Alliance Farmer, and C. H. Ellington
in relasing to be dictated to by L. F.
Livingston; and also we commend H.
i C. Brown for sustaining the action of
Editor Irwin and Committeeman El
lington’s action, and for retaining M.
D. Irwin as editor, and that we fully
endorse the policy of the Southern Al
liance Farmer under it’s present man
And also, we have full confidence in
C. C. Post, the efficient chairman of the
State People’s Party committee.
Ordered published in People’s Party
Paper and Southern Alliance Farmer.
FIRST TO SPEAK OUT.
Whereas, East Atlanta Alliance, No,
2280, having endorsed the St. Louis
platform, and having done so heartily,
we propose to stand by that action;
Resolved, That whilst we love and
cherish our charter, as liberty-loving
men we esteem freedom of speech and
action more dearly than we do our
charter; and, if the State Alliance of
Georgia, in consonance with the policy
outlined the State Executive Commit
tee, in recent session in this city, de
mands of this sub-Alliance that it re
scind its action on the St. Louis Con
ference, or surrender its charter, that
we stand by our action, and the State
Secretary can send and get the char
Riley Moat, President.
W. O. Butler, Secretary pro tern.
TALIAFERRO COUNTY ALLI
Whereas, The National Alliance at
Ocala did, by resolution passed with
out a dissenting vote, provide for a
conference of all the industrial organi
zations of the country, with the ex
pressed purpose of deciding whether
it was necessary to organize a new
political party in order to secure our
just demands; and,
Whereas, That conference, so-called,
was held in St. Louis, February 22,
and did, by a unanimous vote of all
present (except a few from Georgia,
who had apparently been purchased
by rhe plutocrats for the purpose of
disorganizing the movement), decide
that it “was” necessary to organize a
new party; and,
Whereas, A majority of the execu
tive committee of the State Alliance of
Georgia have not only refused to ac
cept and abide by the action then ta
ken, but, in obedience to the commands
of our enemies, sought to destroy the
order and revoke the charters of all
Alliances that accepted such action in
good faith. Therefore be it
Resolved, That we hold those who
refuse to abide by the action of the St.
Louis conference, called as it was by
the legally accredited authorities of
the Alliance at Ocala, as failing to ob
serve to the fullest the teachings of
the order, which is unity in all things,
and that we hold those who now
threaten to annul our charters and so
destroy our order, traitors to every
principle upon which our order is
founded, and therefore unworthy of
the support, confidence or esteem of
Resolved, That by such action they
have proven themselves partisans of
the rankest sort, and partisans, too, of
that plutocratic power, to crush which
we are now organized, and to accom
plish which we here and now pledge
our lives, our fortunes and our sacred
Resolved further, That the attempt
to remove Bro. Irwin from the editor
ship of the Southern Alliance Farmer
is in direct violation of the known
will of the vast majority of the mem
bership, and is further proof that L. F.
Livinston has sold himself to our ene
mies, and is seeking to destroy our
means of communication one with
another, that we may the more easily
be made the slaves of plutocracy, to
which he has sold himself and to which
he seeks to deliver us us.
Resolved further, That we hold our
charters and our organization as the
bulwark of our liberties, and dare any
man or any set of men to attempt to
take them from us.
Passed without a dissenting vote.
L. A. Moore, Pres.,
T. L. Chapman, Sec.
Polk county has organized the Peo
ple’s Party and proposes to put a full
county ticket in the field. Vice-Presi
dent Wilson went up and made a
speech in the county and tried to hold
the people back, but utterly failed,
They hold a People’s Party rally May
7, at which good speakers will be pres
ent. Polk claims the right to name
the Senator and asks Harralson and
Paulding to concur, promising that
they will bring forward a strong man
from Polk county.
WILK IN SON COU NT Y.
Whereas our declarations of pur
poses declares, first, to labor for the
| education of the agricultural classes
, in the science of economical govern
ment in a strictly non-partisan spirit;
Whereas, The tycoon of the Georgia
! State Alliance, L. F. Livingston, has
I seen tit to leave his seat in Congress,
, to which he was elected by the people,
; and come to this State and at Coving
i ton, Conyers, Douglasville, and at
other places, make and advocate par
tisan,speeches in the interest of a par
ty which ha? oar
demands in any form whatever; and,
Whereas, lie (Livingston) has called
together a portion of the executive
committee for the purpose of carrying
out his partisan wishes, and we learn,
with regret, that they have endeavored
to forfeit the charters of all county
and sub-Alliances who refuse to be
governed by his dictates; and,
Whereas, He (Livingston) and M. V.
Calvin, one of his lieutenants, has seen
tit to try to remove Editor Irwin from
the editorship of the Southern Alli
ance Farmer because he refused to
comply with his request; and as he
has refused to call the State Alliance
together in the interest of harmony, to
decide the matter of the State organ;
therefore be it
Resolved, by Wilkinson county Alli
ance, now in session assembled, That
we condemn any such proceedings by
the president and executive commit
tee, and request that no county or sub-
Alliance surrender their charters un
til the State Alliance shall meet and
order the same.
Resolved, That Brothers Irwin,
Brown and Ellington do hold the fort
at all hazzards, and pour broadside
after broadside into them and never
surrender the State organ until the
last true Allianceman has crossed over
the river to rest in the shade.
Resolved, That in conformity to
Article 2nd, Section 4th of our Consti
tution, that we petition acting Presi
dent, W. A. Wiieon, refus**?,
i A. W. Ivey, Secretary of the State Alli
ance, to call a meeting of the State
Alliance so soon as one fourth of the
county Alliances shall petition him to
do so; and we must respectfully ask
all county Alliances to join us in the
call. Isaac T. Davis, Pres.,
I. C. Dunnard, Sec.
Whereas, the Executive Committee
of the State Alliance, together with the
president and vice-president, met at
the Kimball House in Atlanta on the
14th instant and issued an edict which
we believe usurpation of the deepest
dye; therefore, be it
Resolved, by Lee Alliance, No. 213,
now in session, That we denounce and
condemn said committee for said ac
tion and reaffirm our allegiance W*«
St. Louis platform and declare our de
termination not to vote for any man
for any office who is not in sympathy
R. A. Chiles, President.
J. T. Carter, Secretary pro tern.
Resolved, That we, as the citizens of
Inman, Fayette county, Ga., in mass
meeting assembled, do, in the strongest
terms that we have language to ex
press, condemn the course of Hon. L.
F. Livingston for leaving his seat in
Congress ahd coming back to Georgia
to fight the People’s Party in the in
terest of monopolies, trusts, combines
and the Democratic party, so-called,
but void of principles; also we con
demn the course of Hon. L. F. Living
ston for attempting to control the
Southern Alliance Farmer, the proper
ty of private individuals, to run said
paper for his own political purposes.
J. W. Chambers, Sec.
OCONEE COUNTY ALLIANCE.
Resolved. That we approve, endorse
ratify and pledge our undivided sup
port of the great platform of reform
principles of the conference of the con
federated labor organization of the
United States adopted at St. Louis
February 22nd and 23rd, 1892.
P. W. Durham, Pres.,
S. M. Wellborn, Sec.
A mass meeting of the People’s Party
of Gwinnett county is hereby called to
meet in the court house at Lawrence
ville on the 3d Saturday, 21st day of
tor the purpose of electing dele
gates to State and district conventions.
Also to consider advisability of nomi
nating candidates for adl offices and
whether it shall be done by primary or
Ihe County Exective Committee
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