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ACTIVITY IN RAILROAD CIRCLES.
For the first time, the corpora
tions are called upon to witness the
formation of a party which means to
-compel them to obey the law, pay
their taxes, to tyrannize over
the laborer and consumer and to
haul freight and persons at rea
No man gives up a fat thing wil
lingly. It is human nature to fight
for the selfish advantage good for
tune and successful piracy has given
Hence the stir among the railroad
magnates. They must check the
movement of the People’s Party or
they may be forced to surrender the
regal power, they now have to ex
act tribute from the producer and
the consumer, the seller and the
Therefore it seems entirely natural
to read that so many able railroad
lawyears are preparing to save the
farmer from the dreadful fate of
voting as he pleases.
Examine the list:
Hon. A. O. Bacon, attorney for
East Tenn. Va. & G-a. R. R.; Hon.
F. G. Dußignon, attorney for Plant
Railroads; Hon. J. C. C. Black, at
torney for Central Railroad; Hon.
Pope Barrow, attorney for Richmond
A Danville Railroad; Hon. E. P.
Howell, director Central Railroad.
This is a neat little pile of cor
poration officials, but it is only the
beginning. We’ll have more of them
The price of all things is fixed by
the volumn of money in circulation.
This is an axiom in political economy
which every one recognizes. If the
volumn of money was doubled the
price of cotton would go to twelve
cents where it is now six and to four
teen where it h now seven. Every
thing else would advance equally, but
st would take only half as much cot
ton or any other product of labor to
pay the debts of the people as it does
now. And that is why the Pluto
crats oppose any increase in the vol
umn of money. They have got the
people in debt so deep that it takes
all they produce to pay the interest
and if thcj eaa keep it at that they
will continue to get everything the
people can produce forever. (
And they have hired the big Re
publican and Democratic bosses to
help them keep things as they are.
And the Big Bosses hire the little
ones by promising them the petty of
fices to help them do their hellish
work of deceiving the people.
There has been another contest in
congress in which Democrats have
voted for the Republicans, but we
hear no charge of treason and hear
of no letters being written by Crisp’s
secretaries to Democratic papers in
Why is this thus ?
What are those secretaries doing?
Why don’t they jump on to those
Moses and Livingston each drew about
$225.00 out of the public treasuary while
they were in their own districts working
to induce the people to send them back
to congress and pay them sl4 a day for
two years more.
$225.00 is more than the average Geor
gia farmer will clear in five years at rais
Save the Alliance.
Do not surrender your charters ; do
not take any backward steps of any
kind We are going to whip this fight,
and show to the world that the farmers
of this country are fully capable of run
ning the government without the aid of
the fellows in the towns, if necessary.
One has to put his hand to his ear and
listen mighty to close to hear a Demo
cratic chirp anywhere about Douglasville
Farmer Duncan hit the thing exactly
right when he shook his fist at the crowd
and yelled ‘You'ns ain't Democrats !”
Moses drew a pension of $225 while he
was stumping his district recently. His
pay as congressman amounted to that
during the time he was absent from
Washington. How’s that for a pension
This movement of the producers and
laborers is for equal rights to all and
special favors to none. Every man who
toils for his daily bread, whether in store,
shop, office, furnace and field, is equally
interested. The success of it means
flenefit for all. Its failure means heavier
Burdens, more toil and less profit to all.
Buckle on your armor and fight for your
rights and liberty, the protection of home
and the freedom of your children.—Alli
ance Herald, -
[continued from Ist page.]
People’s Party called to meet at same
place and on same day. A full atten
11. L. Peeples,
Chm. Ex. Com. People’s Party.
At a meeting of the Jefferson
county Alliance held with Brassell
Alliance, April 7, the following reso
lutions were adopted :
Whereas, The Hon. Thos. E. Wat
son, one of Georgia’s purest and nob
lest sons, has issued an address to
the citizens of this State, which, in
our judgment, is the grandest politi
cal document ever issued to the citi
zens of this State ; and
Whereas, The People’s Party Pub
lishing Company of Atlanta, Georgia,
are now offering said address for the
small sum of seventy-five cents per
one hundred copies,
Resolved, That we, the county Al
liance of Jefferson, in convention as
sembled, do hereby earnestly request
each sub-Alliance in the county to
purchase one hundred copies and
distribute the same ia their respec
Resolved, That we ask each sub-
Alliance throughout the State to take
similar action, in order that this able
address may find its way to the home
of every citizen in the State.
Resolved, That we hereby express
our unqualified condemnation upon
the insidious conduct of our State
president, vice-president and execu
tive committee in failing or refusing
to have our lecture system thorough
ly organized, and we request that
lecturers be put in the field, required
by authority of the order in this hour
of its peril.
Resolved, That we hereby ratify
and endorse the action of the St.
Louis convention which we believe
to be of such a nature as the present
B. S. Carswell, President.
J. L. Rains, Secretary.
Bethesda sub-Alliance of Greene
county sends us the following:
Resolved, That we will not re
scind our former action endorsing
the St. Louis platform, neither will
we under any circumstances surren
der our charier.
Resolved further, That we hold
President Livingston and his execu
tive committee to be guilty of treason
against the Alliance in trying to force
the brotherhood back into a party
that has answered every appeal for
equal rights and justice with con
tempt and ridicule.
Resolved lastly, That we endorse
and commend the action of C. IT.
Ellington, M. D. Irwin and H. C.
Reform papers requested to pub
Thompson sub., of McDuffy county,
revokes the resolution condemning the
Southern Alliance Farmer under the
management of Mr. Gantt and ap
proves its course since it has fallen
into the hands of Brother Irwin.
Clayton county farmers in mass
meeting, declare their political inde
pendence, adopt the St. Louis platform
and pledge their |upport to the P. P.
tickets in the coming elections.
Villa Ricca sub. lifts its hat to the
brave Tom Watson, and will hence
forth vote for no man who cannot
swallow the Ocala demands without
Brother J. H. Moore writes us that
Whitfield County Alliance has de
clared for the St. Louis platform.
We regret that want of space has
compelled us to condense so many
The date of the Chattahoochee county
mass meeting has been changed from
the second Saturday in June to the
first Saturday in May, and will be held
in Cusseta. Those interested will
please note the change.
Liberty Alliance, 193, endorses the
action of the St. Louis conference.
Brother W. 11. Rampley writes us
that Franklin county is falling into
line. Brother Sam Walker has been
sowing good seed up there, and it has
fallen on good ground.
Brother G. S. Farmer sends resolu
tions of the Jefferson countv mass
meeting, from which we extract the
‘•Resolved, That we endorse the plat
form of principles as enunciated at
the St. Louis conference, and we here
by pledge our undivided support to that
grandest of living Southern men, Hon.
Tomas E. Watson, hoping that he may
live to see the full fruition of his la
Brother A. M. Mememishon writes
us that Paulding county is solid for
the People’s Party.
Brother J. B. Hudgins writes us
that the farmers of Hall county are
organizing and that they will vote
for no man who does not stand
squarely upon the St. Louis platform.
Miss Annie E. Chenoweth of Con
cordia, Kansas, writes us an encour
aging letter assuring us that the
hitherto Republican farmers of the
West are putting the dead past be
hind them and are ready to lock
shields with the sturdy yeomanry of
South in the coming contest between
the citizens and the dollar. They
have discovered that there is more
in home and liberty than in a party
name. We beg to assure our West
ern friends that we also are growing
somewhat wiser as we grow older,
and will certainly join them hereaf
ter in casting our ballots in defense
of home—for “Molly and the baby.”
Livingston has been home to fight
for Democracy. This high-cock-a
lorum, who at one time was so anxious
for independent political action, is\
now vainly trying to smother the
flame that he himself has helped to
Mark his utterances two years ago.
Review his course. See how eagerly
he watched every turn of the wheel.
How active he was to shape the poli
cy of the Alliance. His heaviest
guns were turned upon the Demo
cratic citadel. He gloated over the
incipient revolution, knowing that he
would ride on its wave into position
and power. This was the goal of
his ambition. This, according to
his idea, was the sole mission of the
Alliance ; and this being accomplish
ed, the order should now disband.
No independent action now ; no need
for the Alliance yardstick now.
Two years ago he was called by
one great daily a “thirty dollar states
man,” by another a “dirty dog” and a
“political trickster.” Now he is the
brave and and dashing Leonidas—
the saviour of his party.
Oh I Tempous I Oh I Moses ! Ver
ily the times do change and men
change with them.
J. E. Rhodes.
Dawson County, Georgia.
A laige and enthusiastic -‘.L
citizens of Dawson county was helc
in Dawsonville, April 16th, and a full
county committee elected. Speeches
were made by J. C. Richardson, Henry
Houser, and others.
The St. Louis platform was endorsed.
As also Tom Winn’s action in coming
over to the People’s Party when he sav*
there was no relief to be had from the
Democratic party. John P. Smith, P
Strickland and J. C. Richardson were
elected delegates to Xinth Congres
sional District Convention of the Peo
Cwinnett County, Georgia.
Gwinnett county formally organized
the People.s Party on the 16th, and
passed resolutions endorsing Hon. Tom
Winn and placing his name before the
people for re-election. Gwinnett is
Winn’s home county, and the people
are reported enthusiastic in his sup
port since he announced himself on
the St. Louis platform and for the Peo
ple’s Party. They will have a rally
May 21st, to which everybody is in
CLAY COUNTY ALABAMA
Organizes the Peoples’s Party and
Asks Other Counties to Join In.
Editor People’s Party Paper:
Clay County Farmers’ Alliance
met with Lineville Primary Alliance
April 6th inst.
The platform of the People’s Party
was adopted with two dissenting
On April Bth inst. a mass meeting
of citizens of Clay county, embracing
four or five hundred, unanimously
adopted the People’s Party platform
and organized a People’s Party, ask
ing the several counties in the state
to meet them in a state convention
and also in a congressional conven
tion to put candidates in the field.
The Linn County Torch of Liberty sug
gests Judge Gresham and Congressman
Watson to head our national ticket. The
Torch is on the right track, but we un
derstand that Gresham has lately writ
ten a People’s Party leader, and after ex
pressing a kindly interest in the welfare
of the Reform mouement. wished that
the use of his name be discouraged as
various reasons would prevent his ac
ceptance. Watson is a good man for
either first or second place, and we iiopt**
he will get one or the other of them.
Attaway (Kan.) Journal.
The same thing may be said of Watson
as of Gresham ; he will not be a candi
date on the presidential ticket. The peo
ple of the Tenth Georgia District wish
him to remain in congress.
Ed., P. p. P.
One hundred years ago the people
of France arose and overthrew their
179’2 was a great turning point in
the world’s history on this account.
It marked an irresistible move
ment of the people towards freedom.
This mighty pent-up force hurled
back the allied armies of Europe
which we gathered in the interest of
keeping the people under oppression.
It flashed its thunder from the
guns of Napoleon in defiance of the
convention and on a hundred battle
fields till the thrones of Europe were
shaken to their foundation.
Grand as was this movement, we
are yet to have a far more grand and
glorious movement of the people in
the cause of liberty..
1892 will witness the downfall of
the oppressor and the beginning of
the establishment of true freedom if
the people will stand up for them
selves and no longer place them
selves in bondage with their own
The people can make use of the
gifts which God has given them for
their own benefit, or they can make
ure of them to build up the money
power; for the money power is de
pendent on the people for its ex
The very day that the people say
that it shall no longer be, that day
The people should wake up to the
truth that the real issue before them
to-day is between man and money.
The question is, shall the people
rule, or shall money rule ?
Shall the family be secured in a
home, or shall it be driven here and
there at the mercy of the moneyed
How long shall the shameful spec
tacle exist of one man, by means of
money, holding hundreds and thous
ands of acres of land that the Lord
has freely given to all ?
Did God place man in domination
over the earth, or was it money that
He placed in dominion ?
If God did not place money in
domination, then the people have a
right to the land, and each family
to the undisturbed pos
session of a home.
It is the people who believe in
God, and not in money, who are to
take the kingdom.
“The saints shall take the king
dom.” Dan., 7 : 18.
Understand that it is either money
or the people that must rule. If the
people rule, then money rule ends.
There are just two rules, and one
of these is not really a rule but ex
ists because the people are under a
delusion and God permits them to
believe that there is power in money.
But no man ever saw money do any
thing, nor ever will.
The people are under a tremen
dous delusion, and one the result of
which is a scene of woe and horror.
They have pleasure in unrighte
ousness, or in seeing people deprived
of their rights, and so delusions are
sent on them that they should be
lieve a he, that there is power in
money. (See 2 Thess., 11-12.
It is simply unrighteous or unjust
that money should control the land,
and this should be clear to every
righteous man, and, acting on this
righteous basis, the judgment shall
sit, and they shall take away his do
minion, to consume and destroy it
unto the end. Dan., 7 : 25.
Daniel says: I beheld till the
thrones were cast down and the
ancient of days did sit.
The thrones cast down are the
present rights claimed under money.
The ancient of days is the family
government which God set up in the
beginning, and which is the govern
ment or kingdom, and to which
money rule is deadly hostile.
But they shall sit every man un
der his vine and under his fig tree,
and none shall make them afraid, for
the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath
spoken it. (Heb., 4 : 4.) And hath
made us unto our God kings and
priests, and we shall reign on the
earth. Rev., 5:10.
The people are the rulers or kings
and priests, if they will be.
Officers are not required except as
servants of the people unless money
is in power, and then they are, as a
rule, bosses, and seeking for money
and plate. See Luke 22 : 24, 30.
I will also make thy officers peace
and thine exactors righteousness.
Violence shall no more be heard in
thy land, wasting nor destruction in
thy borders. Is., 60, 17, 18.
Jesus gave us an example of the
kind of officers or bosses we need.
He labored to restore and relieve the
Men have compiled an immense
volume of laws under the rule of
money or unrighteousness.
Paul says the law is fullfilled in one
word—Thou shalt love thv neighbor
as thy self. By this, no one will be
without a home or out of supplies.
Behold, I set before thee an open
door, and no man can shut it. Rev.
3 : 8.
This year the people may enter on
an erea of freedom in the true sense
if they will.
The ballot box is an open door by
which each man may possess a home,
he has only to vote for the land to
be free, as God made it, and by this
door he enters his home.
Free Homes. J
Cherokee County, Ga.
HOW IT IS IN TEXAS.
Will Livingston Go For Their Char
W e have got Texas and she is out
to win, and we are going to “Kan
sasize” her this fall. The long pent
up feelings of the people have been
turned loose, and’are given vent too
in no uncertain measure in the en
thusiasm which characterizes the
large gatherings that are being held
daily in every town and village and
hamlet in this state. Every sub
alliance in Texas has indorsed the
St. Louis demands and resolved in
favor of independent political action.
We believe that a grand reunion
of the Grand Army of the Republic
and the United Confederate Veter
ans should be held at Omaha July
4th, wherein the blue and the gray
might march arm in arm to the grave
of sectionalism, thus exemplifying in
fact what the politicians would only
have in theory—a united country
one and indivisable forever.
J. P. Robinson;
M. I. Branch, for Speaker.
The Democrats have two candidates
for Speaker of the next House of
Representatives, to-wit, W. A. Flem
ming, of Richmond, and John T. Boi
fenillet, of Bibb, and they may yet
have more horses in the field. I
haven’t seen any announcements, as
yet, on part of the People’s Party.
Why not Branch, of Columbia county?
No man in the State has done more for
the reform movement than he has. He
is fully competent and qualified in
every way to fill the position with
honor to himself and credit to his
I have understood that his friends
and friends of the cause are pressing
him to make the race for the Legisla
ture. So why not Branch ?
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS
GETTING TOGETHER IN NORTH
A dispatch from Raleigh to the
St. Louis Republic (Democratic),
states that the Democrats are dis
cussing the propriety of an alliance
with the Republicans to defeat the
This, it will be remembered, was
the policy adopted in Kansas and
Nebraska last fall, and which met
the hearty approval of Mr. Crisp.
How will the following pass for
democratic doctrine to-day ? “Con
gress has no power to charter national
banks. We believe that sush institu
tions are deadly hostile to the best
interests of the country, dangerous to
our republican institutions and the lib
erties of the people, and calculated to
place the business of the country with
in the controlof a concentrated money
power, and above the laws and will
of the people ; that the separation of
the money of the government from
banking institutions is indispensible
for the safety of the funds and the
rights of the people.” Reader, the
above is a part of the national demo
cratic platform of 1856, and in essence
a part of the St. Louis demands of 1892
formulated by the Industrial Confer
ence that convened in that city on
February 22nd. Now, tell us who
are democrats and who are not?—
Don’t be afraid to take this paper
out of the office. It has either been
paid for or it is sent to you as a com
GATHERED FROM OUR LETTERS.,
Brother W. F. Cannon writes us
that a full organization of the Peo
ple’s Party in Wilkinson county was
effected on the 21st instant; also
that the county Alliance has voted
for an immediate session of the State
Alliance. We cannot see any press
ing need of an extra session. Any
of our State officers whose conscience
will permit them, may go over to the
camps of the enemy; but no man or
any set of men can deliver the Al
liancemen of Georgia to Tammany
and Wall street. The very moment
that they forgot their Alliance vows
they become powerless to hurt any
thing save their own reputations.
L. E. Potter of South Bend, Kan
sas, the son of an ex-Union soldier,
wants to pair off with the son of an
ex-Confederate and mutually agree
to vote the People’s ticket straight
from top to bottom. We wish to
tell our young friend if he could only
be in Georgia for a week and see ho w
the old soldiers and their boys are
rushing for the St. Louis platform, he
would’nt own that he came to pair
Brother W. L. Gray of Norton,
Kansas, writes : “I am well pleased
with the People’s Party Paper. It
is all that a wide-awake People’s
Party man or woman can wish for.
We thank our Western brother for
his kind words and beg to assure him
that we will ever be found in the
front rank until the word monopoly
is expunged from the American vo
Please do not send stamps when it
can be avoided and when you do
send them rub the gummed side over
your hair to keep them from sticking
“closer than a brother.”
Morning Creek sub-Alliance of
Fayette denounces the Fayetteville
News for claiming to be the official
organ of the county Alliance without
They Order a Halt.
Associated Press Dispatch.
Denver, Col., April 26.—The State
convention of Colorado silver leagues
met here yesterday, representatives to
the number of 500 being present.
Delagates were selected to the
National silver convention at Wash
ington May 26, and resolutions adopt
ed I hat in the event the Democratic
and Republican National conventions
failing to nominate for President and
Vice-President, men with pronounced
silver views, it will be the duty of the
voters to support any party that may
promise the speedy reinstatement of
silver “and this silver convention, rep
resenting, as it does, the people of Col
orado, irrespective of party, pledges
our faithful and unequivocal support
in favor of the political party that will
faithfully carry out the purpose of
free coinage of silver.”
It was also resolved as sentiment of
the convention that the Colorado State
Conventions should instruct their del
egates to the national conventions to
withdraw from the conventions if they
do not succeed in getting free silver
planks in their party platforms.
A Rush for Homes.
Portions of the Indian Territory
west of Oklahoma w’ere thrown open
to homesteaders on the 19th, and it is
estimated that thirty thousand fami
lies rushed in to secure homes. Os
these about one-sixth were negroes.
The land was not well known by the
settlers, and reports are to the effect
that most were disappointed with the
selection and outlook, as the country
proved to be much less rich than was
expected, much of it being alkali land
with poor water.
The following is only a partial list
of lords, dukes and earls who own real
estate in America, together with the
number of acres owned by each, and
the list is said to be increasing as fast
as quiet purchases can be made or
Marquis of Aylesbury . . . 55,051
Duke of Bedford g] o<S5
Same (other lands) . . 87’508
Earl of Brownlow . . , 57’799
Earl of Carlisle .... 78’540
Earl of Cawder 51*538
S Uk i e ? f C le veland
Earl of Derby 56 698
Duke of Devonshire .... 148*626
Lord of Londonsboro .... 52 655
Duke of Northumberland . . 191’460
? Uk i e 2* Portland • • • •-" 55,259
Earl of Fowls 46 095
Duke of Rutland 70 039
kady Willoughby . . . . 59’912
Sir W. W. Win 91652
Earl of Yarbrough 54,570
Now, brother farmers, what does
that mean? Ask history. Ask Ire
land. Ask Egypt. Askßurmah. Ask
the astonished ghosts of the American
colonists of more than a hundred years
ago. and of the revolutionary fathers.
The Ft. Worth (Texas) Advocate says :
P. P. stands for People’s Party and
also its leading characteristic, purity of
politics. Just what we need now-a-days