No allianceman has sense enough to
run a fourth class postoffice.—Postmas
Unconditional repeal of the Sher
man law or nothing.—Cleveland, John
Sherman & Co.
Senator Stewart everlastingly roast
ed President Cleveland in the senate
The President has settled the matter
as to how he stands on silver at last.
He says silver is not in it with this
The local fights go grandly forward
in Kansas. The alliance army on the
one side and the two old parties com
bined on the other.
The third quarterly meeting of the
Milton county alliance will be held
with Cogburn alliance on Thursday,
the fifth day of October, 1893.
Brother W. A. Lewis, of Captola,
sends us a club and says he will soon
have another ready. This is the way
to do it. Send us in a club every
Editor W. C. Gunn, of the Cn*h
bert Liberal Enterprise, is dead.
Gunn was an able and fearless writer
aud will be missed by the fourth es
Don’t fail to renew your subscription
when it expires. We will soon have
* our list in type and then the slip will
show when it expires. Renew now so
as not to miss a number.
Gordon has written another letter
and when it ■was written he was stand
ing to Cleveland, but then we havn’t
heard from him since breakfast aud
couldn’t say where he is now.
Every kind of produce has gone
down, but taxes still bold their own.
Public officials get as much today as
they did when cotton was worth
twenty cents per pound.
Give us the sliding scale for the
salaries of public officials. Let their
salaries increase and decrease as the
average purchasing power of labor’s
product increases and decreases.
The last campaign in Georgia was
pretty warm, but it was not a circum
stance to what the next will be. Live
ly is no name for it. The people will
have their rights in the next fight and
“don’t you forget it.”
Cleveland intimates that he will veto
any compromise that may be offered in
the senate. Tie promised Wall street
unconditional repeal and it must come,
or nothing. This the kind of a presi
dent we live under—a Czar.
W’hen you meet don’t forget to
push your paper. Remember that it
is your paper and you should patronize
your own paper. It is just like your
co-operative store, or the state ex
change. It needs your support and
should get it first.
Don’t forget to send in that club at
your first meeting. If you want a
paper to fight your battles, you must
support it. Times are hard, but you
can well afford to sacrifice 75 cents to
keep your paper fighting for you.
We want 50,000 subscribers to the
organ. Every alliancetnau in the
state is a stockholder aud agent. If
every one will only send In bis own
subscription and that of an outsider the
work will be accomplished. Brethren,
go to work now and let us have them.
Every dollar it makes will be yours.
That notorious Col. J. W. Hughes
of Kansas National Guard, who re
fused to obey Governor Lewelling last
winter and clear the State house of
riotous republicans, has been tried by
a court martial composed of two re
publicans, two Populists and one
democrat, aud they unanimously found
him guilty of the charges and ordered
him dishonorably discharged.
THE LIVING ISSUES, ATLANTA, GEORGIA: OCTOBER 5, 1893.
Pike County Alliance meets on the
Douglas County Alliance meets
Jersey is to have a big alliance rally
on the 13th of October.
Van Alen paid 850.000 for the Ital
ian mission. Many others no doubt
were bought in the same way.
Whitney divides the spoils to the
fellows who were most liberal in con
tributing to the corruption fund.
A congressman that talks about
redeeming money is either too igno
rant or cowardly to be trusted with
the sacred rights of the people.
Three hundred thousand in cash aud
a free distribution of promises carried
Georgia against the alliance in the last
Some of the farmers are becoming
so extravagant that they actually have
meat on their table once a day.—Ala
bama Alliance News.*
Some alliancemen think the object
of the alliance accomplished with not
a single demand enacted into law.
Brother get back into the order and go
Let everj’ subscriber to the paper
get at least one new subscriber before
the next issue. Don’t put it off. We
want tho largest list of any three
papers in the s'ate.
Brother, we know you want to see
the order prosper; all you have to do
is to send the organ into their homes
and it will do the work. Do this at
your next meeting.
Brother S. H. Lowther, of Amos
keag, writes that the alliance is mov
ing forward. He reorganized a sub
alliance and sends us a club of sub
scribers. Keep up the work brethren.
Cleveland has given his bait box and
fishing taclke more attention during
the past three months than he has the
constitution of his country and the
dangers menacing the people.—Alaba
ma Alliance News.
It is Cleveland against the people on
the financial question with every indi
cation of Wall street winning in the
first round. On the second round at
the ballot box w’e shall see who is the
power in the land.
There is no improvement in the
condition of the finances in the coun
try. The newspapers are trying to
pull themselves over the fence by their
boot straps, but it is impossible. You
can’t imagine a dollar in your pocket
unless its there. Imagination will not
buy bread and clothes for the winter.
Even in.good old Douglas the far
mers were locked out of the court
house by a sheriff who was never
elected. Things are coming to a
pretty pass when the farmers who pro
duce the wealth are to be locked out.
Do you want to see Georgia in the
hands of the alliance? Then put your
organ in the hands of 50,000 people
aud you will succeed.' You can do it
and the labor expended will pay a
handsome dividend. Every dollar
made in the enterprise will belong to
The. political campaign is warming
up in lowa.
Tho alliance is holding large and
enthusiastic meetings all over the state
and the speakers report thousands of
Tho reformers will poll a larger vote
than ever before and will carry no
doubt many counties.
May Gladstone live long enough to
knock out the English House of Lords
In the meantime, we trust Teller and
Stewart will succeed in their efforts to
smash the American House of Lords.
Northen and Cleveland.
Governor Northen wrote President
Cleveland a letter.
The public possibly may never know
just what was in Northeu’s letter for
it is said to contain some information
which it would not be best for the
public to have.
It is said to contain something very
important to the party that especially
concerns Grover and Billie and the
rest of the office holders and prospect
ive office holders including 11. W. J.
It is said by those who ought to
know that the Governor’s letter told
Mr. Cleveland very plainly that the
democratic party in Georgia had gone
over lock stock and barrel to the alli
ance hayseeders and he must do some
thing quick. lu the language of the
immortal Evan Howell, “For God’s
Sake Do Something.”
He pictured how the blasted hay
seeder had captured all of the recent
elections and then told him he should
say silver whether he wanted it or not
just to save “us down here in Geor
The public are not left in the dark
about Cleveland’s views. He sat
upon the governor with a decided
The following is Cleveland’s reply:
Hon. W. J. Northen—My Dear Sir:
I hardly know how to reply to your letter
of the 15th instant. It seems to me
that lam quite plainly on record con
cerning the financial question. My let
ter accepting the nomination to the
presidency, when read in connection
with the message lately sent to the con
gress in extraordinary session, appears
to me to be very explicit.
I want a currency that is stable and
safe in the hands of our people. I will
not knowingly be implicated in a con
dition that will justly make me, in the
least degree, answerable to any laborer
or farmer m the United States for a
shrinkage in the purchasing power of
the dollar he has received for a full dol
lar’s worth of work or for a good dollars
worth of the product of his toil.
I not only want a currency to be of
such a character that all kinds of dol
lars will be of equal purchasing power
at home, but I want it to be of such a
charter as will demonstrate abroad our
wisdom and good faith, thus placing
upon a firm foundation our credit among
the nations of the earth.
I want our financial conditions and
the laws ralating to our currency so safe
and reassuring that those who have
money will spend and invest it in busi
ness and new enterprises, instead of
hoarding it. You cannot cure fright by
calling it foolish and unreasonable, and
you cannot prevent the frightened man
from hoarding his money.
I want good, sound and stable money,
and a condition of confidence that will
keep it in use.
Within the limits of what I have
•written I am a friend of silver, but I be
lieve its proper place in our currency
can only be fixed by a readjustment of
our currency legislation and the inaug
uration of a consistent and comprehen
sive financial scheme. I think such a
thing can only be entered upon profit
ably and hopefully after the repeal of
the law which is charged with all our
financial woes. In the present state of
the public mind, this law cannot be
built upon, nor patched in such away
as to relieve the situation.
I am, therefore, opposed to the free
and unlimited coinage of silver by this
cotmtry alone and independently; and I
am in favor of the immediate and un
conditional repeal of the purchasing
clause of the co-called Sherman law.
I confess lam astonished at the op
position in the senate to such prompt
action as would relieve the present un
fortunate situation. My daily prayer
is that the delay occasioned by such op
position may not be the cause of plung
ing the country into deeper depression
than it has yet known, and that the
democratic party may not be justly
held responsible for such a catastrophe.
Yours very truly,
Fayette County Alliance will meet
at Fayetteville Saturday, the 7th. M.
D. Irwin will speak.
Cleveland and his cabinet clerks have
been in power since the 4th of last
March, and about nine-tenths of the
offices are still filled by republicans.
That seems to be Cleveland’s way of
saving the country. But maybe the
republican hold-overs are Cleveland
democrats, like Gresham.—lshmalite.
General Evans will be the war candi
date for governor. Fortunately the
war is over.—Cherokee Advance.
Brother, this paper is yours, wih
you sustain it or not?
Jefferson declared, at the foundation
of our government, that under its ad
midistration, there would be no ex
tremely rich nor extremely poor people.
A hundred years of the republic’s exis
tence has clearly demonstrated that it
is not in the form of government, but
in the administration, that the liberties
and happiness of the masses are pre
served. Doubtless the founders of our
Republic intended that there should be
no extremly rich or poor people, and
doubtless they believed that, with the
ballot in the hands of the common peo
ple, the adoption of the nation’s wealth
by a few men would be impossible.
Our fathers clothed the people with the
power to have the government admin
istered in their interests, and the peo
ple have wofully failed. And why ?
Simply because partisanship, prejudice
and passion have reigned supreme over
reason, in the casting of the ballot, for
at least half a century.
In looking back at the history of men
who have legislated for the people, and
who have administered the government,
the common people’s friends have been
few and far between, and men have
reached the zenith of position and pow
er who never drew a patriotic breath in
all their lives. The election of such
men would have been impossible had it
not been for the blind unreasoning of
partisanship. So long has this unac
countable evil presided that men elect
ed on well-defined issues deliberately
violate their pledges to their constitu
ents ; then, when their term of bffice
expires, manipulate the nominating
convention, and receive renominations
over and over, relying upon partisan
ship and prejudice to re-elect, and are
not disappointed. As a result, all the
substantial benefitsof a republican form
of government are well-nigh lost, and
the partisan, in a death-like stupor,
drifts on to certain destruction. The
awakening must come soon; or, when
it does come, it will be too late to re
store liberty by the use of the ballot.
■ Since liberty cannot long exist in any
form of government where the masses
are extremly poor and the few own and
control all the wealth, it may safely be
assumed that liberty has been well-nigh
slain in the house of its friends, all be'
cause the weapon of defence has been
so unskillfully used. Partisanship must
die, or liberty must die. Which shall
it be ?—Kansas Agitator.
It was for the purpose of breaking
down prejudice and destroying parti
sanship that the alliance was bom.
If the great principles of the alliance
shall be accepted then partisanship
must die and liberty be restored to her
former position in the nation.
Every man who loves his country
and his family, should stand by the
alliance principles and contend for
A Disgusted Democrat.
Seaborn Wright talks out in earnest.
In closing a letter which was written
to the Journal and published in the
Constitution, he says:
“In what matter of finance does Mr.
Cleveland differ from John Sherman?
They both favor the uuditional repeal
of the Sherman law. They both favor
a further extension of our banking mo
nopoly, by permitting the banks to
issue bills to the full amount of their
“Do they differ as to the repeal of the
10 per cent restriction on State banks?
“Does not Mr. Cleveland stand as
unalterably opposed to any serious
change in our financial system as Mr.
Sherman? And yet, my dear sir, see to
what our financial system in a quarter
of a century, has brought the masses of
the American people. Twenty-four
thousand out of sixty-four million of
the American people have absorbed one
half the wealth of the country. Where
is it to stop? After all these years of
patient toil and labor for democratic
success, is the victory to bear no fruit?
Is it to go on until the few are masters
and the many serfs and slaves?
“I may be a crank aud fool, but as
God Almighty is my Judge, I believe
that Cleveland honestly, perhaps, is
doing more today to wreck the republic
and bring the people either to servile
pauperism than every professional
wrecker in the land.
“What an opportunity for the man.
With his control of the democratic
party, what could he not do? And all
the people ask is simple justice, a faith
ful carrying out of the pledges aud
spirit of the party. If this is dnne, how
pregnant the future with relief? If not,
do you think the mere name of dem
ocracy will control the people?
“A rose by any other name would
smell as sweet.”
Taylor did not apply for the Bolivia
mission. Cleveland tendered it to
him. This makes it still worse.
The Journal Swollows.
The appointment of Charles H. J.
Taylor, the colored lawyer, formerly of
Atlanta, but now a resident of Kansas
City, to be minister to Bolivia, calls at
tention to the fact that President Cleve
land has broken the color line in office
holding to a greater degree than any of
his predecessors. He is not followi
the policy of the late James G. Blaine
who openly declared that, in his opinion,
the time had not yet come when a re
publican administration could afford to
send black men to represent this coun
try in white countries. Mr. Cleveland
is not only sending black men to white
countries, but he is sending white men
to black countries. A few weeks ago
he appointed Henry Clay Smith, an
Alabama negro, to be cfinsul at Santos,
Brazil. Within the past few days
Henry M. Smythe, a white Virginian,
has been appointed minister to Hayti;
C. H. J. Taylor, a colored man of Kan
sas. has been sent as minister to Bolivia;
Mr. E. T. Wetter, a white Georgian,
has been appointed consul to Tamatave,
Madegascar, and Henry C. C. Astwood,
a bllck New’ Yorker, has been appoint
ed consul to Calais, France.—Atlanta
From the above extract from the
Journal it will be seen how they swal
low everything offered by the “stuffed
Last year the Journal went into
hysterics for fear of negro supremacy
and the force bill, but now social
equality is taken under the tongue as a
The Journal will have to do more
lying and bigger lying before it will
get the people to swallow on “Cleve
land’s social equality policy” and we
doubt if the Journal is equal to the
It wuuld seem particularly appro
priate that the national executive
committee of the N. F. A. & I. U.
should recommend the Mutual Life
Insurance Company of New York, as
its standard Mutual Company; when
the institution so recently celebrated
its semi-centennial or golden wedding.
In this issue will be seen the national
executive committee’s hearty recom
mendation of this, the greatest Bene
ficent Philanthropic Institution that
the world has ever known.
Let us look at the grounds on which
this company was selected from a
large number of other leading com
panies of the United States.
First. We find it the largest and
strongest company in the world.
Second. It is the oldest company
Third. It is run on lines similar to
the alliance, being strictly mutual
solely the property of its membership,
which numbers several hundred thou
Fourth. It is the largest dividend,
or profit paying company in the
Fifth. It is the strongest financial
institution, its assets amounting to
nearly two hundred millions of dol
lars, every dollar of this vast sum be
ing the property of its policy-holders.
Sixth. Its accomplishments equal
ing those of the next two largest com
panies in the world, having handled
and disbursed for its members over
six hundred millions of dollars.
Such potent facts as these would
certainly indicate that the executive
committee had acted with their usual
good judgment and wisdom.
Says the Chicago Daily Journal (Re
publican) in defending Cleveland’s pol
icy of bribing congressmen with gov
ernment pap to induce them to vote for
the repeal of the silver law : “In this
Cleveland is not doing evil that good
may cume, but he is doing good to ac
complish a most desirable end. The
means and theend are both justifiable.”
This is a sample of the moral status of
the editorial conscience which sacrifices
patriotism, principle and right, to ad
vocate the greed of the money barons
and security holders in their efforts to
contract the currency to a gold basis.
It is easy to see what school this edito
rial conscience was educated in. A
journal which will openly justify bri
bery, calling it good, and such means
justifiable, must have become calloused
to its iniquity by long practice. The
facts are, neither the means nor the
end are justifiable, but both are dam
nable.—Farm, Field and Fireside.
Silver is in a bad row for stumps in
the present congress. If it comes out
n any shape, except killed it will do