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Fol. XV.—No. 33
' A WILD ANIMAL
Is Loose in the Land Trying to
LOOK OUT FOR THE ANIMAL.
. Its Name Is “Force Bill”—Have You
Seen it Anywhere, if not, Road the
Democratic Papers of the South.
The force bill has broke loose in the
land. Look out for it. You are liable
any morning when you wake up to
find it has come like a thief in the
night and destroyed your crop of cot
ton and grain.
“Force Bill” is described as follows:
It has thirty legs, three different
eolors on its body and head, muchly
disfigured by the beating it got in the
last congress by Alliance republicans
and democrats, and since that time Mr.
Force Bill has not shown himself, but
the Cleveland democrats found him in
Chicago and brought him up to the
convention of unte.rifled democrats.
“Mr. Force Bill” at one jump clean
ed ;up the Tammany tiger, which
threw the entire party into confusion,
and with consternation depicted on their
faces said with one voice, “what shall
we do to be saved.”
Mr. Mugwump, a New York ani
mau of large proportions .rushes in and
says if you will use a Cleveland club
we can down him at once. The Tam
many Tiger and their followers cried
out with one voice, “anything to save
So Cleveland’s mugwumps captured
Mr. Force Bill, and the unterified were
happy once more.
Oh! if you had bech there and seen
the Tammanny braves and their con
tingent come up and examine the club
you would have enjoyed it. First, to
rush up was the Courier Journal in the
person of Hon. Henry Waterson, and
said, let me examine the club, won’t
you please, Mr. Whitney?
What is it made of that causes it. to
possess so much power and force?
Mr. W. says: Don’t you see it is of
solid gold furnished by the national
banks. No second hand silver in it.
Don’t you see the making of club is
paid for by cotton exchanges that are
opposed to anti-option bill.
Don’t you see that it and all the men
in charge of it, from bill lading at
tached, were transported free to Chi
cago in payment for their opposition to
government ownership of railroads.
So then the Hon. Mr. Waterson fell
down and worshiped the Cleveland
At that moment Hoke Smith, of The
Atlanta Journal stood by and wept
Next comes The Atlanta Constitu
tion in the person of Hon. E. P.
Howell and his son, Clark. They ask
could that club kill the Third Party as
quick as it did the Tammanny tiger
and Mr. Hill?
Mr. W. says: Yes, and quicker, too.
Well, pa and son says show us how
it can be done, and we are with you.
Mr. W. says you acknowledge Cleve
land’s club killed the Tammanny’ tiger
and is now in charge of “Mr. Force
They’ said “yes.”
Well to show you how it can kill the
Third Party, we propose to put your
son Clark in charge in Georgia for the
reason that we want to show the south
ern people that wo are a power in the
land through your paper.
Response was “Oh! yes.” “we see.”
Well go home and tell your people that
Cleveland is honest and pure, that
national banks are the salvation'of the
country, that to stop dealing in futures
would prevent the poor farmers from
selling a bale of cotton in advance to
get supplies, and that the repeal of 10
per cent tax on state banks will give
the people more money than they need,
and in fact, already there is too much
money in the country.
Yes, we see, says captain and son,
but what about the other papers in our
state. What will they say.
Mr, W. replied: Why, they all fell
• down and worshiped, our club of gold
some time ago, and have already bad
their reward in patronage of a substan
tial kind, namely articles boosting the
honest and pure statesman have been
Captain. Howell then said we are
satisfied, but what can my Alliance
friend here say to our people. He has
been regarded the Alliance of Georgia,
and has stood square to the democratic
party from our standpoint. What
must he tell the Alliance people of
T LEE ZE OFFICIAL OZRG-JLIT OZE THE GEORG-! a. STJLTHI JLLXjTuALTOE.
Georgia about Cleveland’s gold club
and the refusal of the democrats with
a clear majority of 148 in the house,
not putting any silver in the club that
you captured Mr. “Force Bill” with.
Mr. W.—Well, I am free to confess
I cannot advise him. He has had his
day in court and failed to show that he
possessed the ability’ ho claimed. You
know he said he carried the Alliance
vote in his vest pocket, and that Speak
er Crisp and Blount sent him and his
partner to St. Louis in February to
stop the crank and anarchist crowd
that had started the Tnird
Party and tiiat they failed to
do it with an old time democratic club.
While I am sorry for him, I can offer
no advice as to his future course. He
and his partner have already been re
warded far beyond their ability and in
fluence. If I suggested anything,
would advise that they retire and leave
the management of the democratic af
fairs to tried, tiue and uncompromis
ing leaders,who can tell a pure and un
adulterated gold club as soon as they
see it. /
Then Captain H. said: Son you hear
what the boss says. We will have to
obey orders, and then the curtain drop
ped and hid from view all that was
left of an Alliance democrat. “Weep!”
“Weep!!” “Weep II ! ” “Alliance
So the work was done, the money
power of the land still maintaining its
supremacy and control of both old
parties. Reciprocacy between nations
and change of ins and outs of the
money power having been settled a t
Minneapolis the week before by trotting
out “Mr. Force Bill.” *
So the work has been completed,
and so far as gold bug interest, class
legislation and protection of manufac
tures interest is concerned, they are
safe with either old party in power.
The few who have strayed under the
idea that the people have some rights
under the government, have been
scared into line by Mr. Force Bill.
So, now, farmers of Georgia, keep
your children in doors after dark and
look out for town politicians, for “Force
Bill” with thirty legs and three colors
on his body and a battered head is
abroad in the land and you will be
caught and devoured by him when you
least expect it. That there is danger
in “Mr. Force Bill,” there can be no
doubt, and if you do not believe it,
just read the daily democratic papers.
They never tell a lie, and they all say
“Mr. Force Bill” is abroad, and that
he is more to be dreaded than aboli
tion of national banks, dealing in fu
tures, free coinage of silver, ownership
of railroad, telegraph and express lines
and an income tax that will restore you
equal rights under the law.
Look out farmers and laborers for
“Mr. Force Bill.” You will read of
him in the papers and hear him de
scribed on the stump. So be ready to
run and submit to the Cleveland mug
wump gold club, or prepare to join the
Omaha band who are preparing to cap
ture Mr. Force Bill, Mr. National
Band, gold bug clan and all others who
are fighting against the rights of the
common people. So boys look out for
“Mr. Force Bill” and vote for Bailie
and the babies.
One That Was at Chicago and
Saw Mr. Gold Bugs Club.
It Is Just the Same Everywhere.
The following clipping from the Peo
ples Advocate, published at Columbia
Ala., shows that democrats are getting
scarce over there too. In fact it is
just the same everywhere. The peo
ple are coming to the front and are
uniting in a party of their own, on a
platform of equal justice to all and
special privileges to none.
But here is tlje clipping from the
“It is said that drowning men catch
at straws, and that being the case the
true blues can find a very large straw
to grab at in the fact that true blues
had only about twenty-five at their
meeting Saturday while there were
about two hundred and fifty present
at the meeting of the People’s Party
Executive Committee. Enthusiasm
was a stranger in the true blue meet
ing. In the People’s Party meeting
enthusiasm was unbounded. That’s
the kind of straws we love to see float
Let the Alliance do as it has been
advised to for four years. Stand by its
principles. Don’t be led oft by any
It is Harrison and Cleveland and the
people be d—cid.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA. TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1892.
Boys, Girls, Women and Men
WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
Truth Is Mighty and Will Prevail—
United We Stand, Divided We
trail—The Demands of the
People Are Right.
First victory for the people was won
in Glascock county, Ga.
Good-bye .old ring rule and the
teachings of demagogue politicians.
The people can and do rejoice.
Glascock county held an election on
Monday last to elect an Ordinary to
fill an jinexpired term caused by death.
The democratic party named as their
choice to serve them Mr. Seaborn
Kitchen, a man in every way worthy
and competent for the office, besides a
man of great popularity and extensive
acquaintance and relationship in the
The People’s Party selected as their
standard bearer Mr. J. C. English, a
man of equal worth as to character and
People’s Party candidate received 401.
Democratic candidate 199.
Majority for People’s Party 202.
Now, aint this funny in a state where
they say the People’s Party is dead
and is being run by cranks and social
ist. Boys, there is a big lot of them
But this is not all. It is the largest
vote ever cast in the county. When
Hon. A. H. Stephens and General Gar
trell made their race there was only
477 votes cast in the county. So you
see a full vote was cast.
Besides on Saturday before the elec
tion, Senator John B. Gordon, Gov-
W. J. Northen, Hon. J. C. C. Black
and Hon. Mr. Whitehead "made
speeches in Gibson, urging the people
to stand by the old party.
General Gordon and Governor W. J.
Northen indulged in personal abuse of
our leaders, but it was no go with the
boys, for they were posted.
The Augusta Chronicle of Sunday
published General Gordon’s speech in
full, but it did not suit the general,
and it was corrected for him to suit his
lordship. All the daily papers were
so confident that the governor, senator
and would be congressman, could par
alize the people of Glasscock that they
were all eager for the first news, so
that it would have its effect over the
state, arranged to have special dis
patches sent them, which was done.
We give you a sample of them that
were never published, but if the result
had been different each paper would
have devoted a column to the success
of the grand old party.
sample NO. 1.
That was never published.
Special. Atlanta Constitution—
Glasscock county elected the People’s
Party candidate for ordinary to-day by
over 200 majority. Largest vote ever
poled in the county.
cock county cast small vote to-day.
No politics in race, but the man who
is claimed by the People’s Party car
ried the county by about 200 majority.
The county will’ bo solid for Black.
General Gordon and Governor Northen
made it solid for Black against Watson
on Saturday last.
Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Ga.—
But for you report of General Gordon’s
and Governor Northen’s speeches in
Sunday’s Chronicle result might not
have been quite so disastrous for the
democrats, but the report of what
occurred was so far from the truth that
people who would not have voted ow
ing to their relationship and regard for
the democratic candidate, turned out
to sustain the cause of right and jus
tice. Hence the largest vote ever cast
in the county, majority for English,
People’s Party candidate. Over 200
wires are down and%o are we.
Savannah News Election in Glass-
cock passed off quietly to-day. Small
vote. No special issue. English
elected by a small vote. County will
be ■solid for Black. The grand old
confederate, General J. B. Gordon and
the Christian Governor, W. J. Northen
wiped out what little was left of the
Third Party on Saturday. Poor Tom
The above are samples of dispatches
sent and never published.
Now, here is the truth. Glasscock
gave 202 majority on Monday to J. C.
English, the People’s Party nominee.
English’s vote -P 401.
Total vote ( 600.
Largest total vote ever cast in the
General Gordon, Governor W. J.
Northen, Hon. J. C. C. Black and
Hon. Mr. Whitehead spoke in the
county Saturday before the election.
The .People’s Party of Glasscock
county done their speaking at the bal
lot box. Hurrah for Glasscock county.
The People’s Party of Georgia send
greeting to their sister states, and as
sure tnein Georgia is for the people.
Remember the motto:
“United we stand, divided we fall.”
Daily .papers who want to keep their
subscribers should publish the news.
To the Members of tlfe F. A. & I. .U.
On the 11th day of June our order
suffered an irreparable loss in the death
of that wise counsellor, trusted leader,
and well beloved brother, President L.
L. Polk. Why he should have been
taken from us at this time, in the
prime of life, in the vigor of manhood,
with his ripe experience, enjoying the
confidence of organized labor as no
other man has ever done; just on the
eve of battle when all eyes were turned
to him as the Moses who was to lead us
into the promised land of liberty for
labor, must ever remain a mystery to
us. A nation mourns the loss of an
uncrowned king. For no other’ man
in the nation would so many tears have
been shed as have been and will be
shed for our dear departed brother. He
had no gold to give, no patronage to
bestow, no promises for the future, and
yet, this plain man of the people, had
more friends who loved him, more peo
ple who trusted him, more citizens who
longed to crown his brow with a presi
dential coronet, than all the wealth of
Wall street could buy or tire patronage
of a dozen presidents could influence.
He was the idol of our order. It was
contagious. He was tiie idol of organ
ized labor. We ne’er shall see his like
again. We bow our heads in grief un
der the chastining rod. We drop our
tears on his consecrated grave. We
mourn the loss of the grandest man
this movement has developed. It is
meet that we do all this in the memory
of our brother. Feeling as he did, that
the battle of the ages was on; realiz
ing as he did the terrible conflict neces
sary to avert disaster; knowing as he
did that every man who loves this re
public must be rallied to our standard
to save it from the fate of all other
nations where the wealth of the nation
has aggregated in the hands of the few.
He would to-day, were he with us, urge
us on in the line duty. He would
plead with us to “strip for the fray”—
push forward to the goal he has already
reached; to receive the reward already
his. Well done good and faithful ser
vant; enter into your reward.”
Bj’ your choice it becomes ray duty
to take up the work so suddenly snatch
ed from him. Ido so with a very, very
heavy heart—courage almost gone—to
attempt, to follow the incomparable
leader. He bids me “strip for the
fray.” I obeyed his orders when living;
I will obey them now, and respond to
the call of duty. He has plainly mark
ed out the path I should follow. To
emulate his example and follow in his
footsteps as closely as my abilities will
permit will be the surest road to your
confidence. There will be no change
of policy. I will need your aid and
assistance more than ho did. There
will be a meeting of the National Exe
cutive Committee at Omaha, July Ist,
when plans for the future will be out
lined. I hope to meet, and consult
with many of our state officers there.
In the meantime address all communi
cations to 239, North Capital Street
Washington, D. C.
We can but show our respect and
love for our dear brother by consecrat
ing ourselves anew to the cause he
loved better than life, each one resolving
to redouble his efforts for the grandest
platform of principles ever enunciated
by any body of men; the emancipation
of labor from the power of money to
oppress by constitutional methods at
the hallot box.
H. L. Loucks,
President N. F. A. & I. U.
Alliancemen. look out for the “Force
THE TIME BLS ■.
C. F. Turner, of Monroe, An
nounces Ready for the
PEOPLE’S PARTY CANDIDATE
For the 6th, Congressional District of
The undersigned believes that in
every country there should always be
two political parties. That . party
struggles are to the body politic what
the tides are to the ocean, a preventa
tive of stagnation and corruption. Be
fore the war there were always two
parties in Georgia and under the old
regime the state produced such intel
lectual giants as Toombs, Stephens and
Cobb, but under the new regime of one
partj’ many very poor statesmen have
come to the front. This is true of
both sections, A solid north and a
solid south have filled both houses of
Congress with a low order of states
manship. There are, however, many
honorable exceptions, but this is true
of Congress in general.
The undersigned was the first man
in Georgia who, through the columns
of a newspaper, advocated an imme
diate call of the people to organize the
People’s Party in this state. In the
Southern Alliance Farmer of
date Sept. Ist, he used the following
language: “No time should be lost,
but Alliancemen should call at once a
meeting in some central city and form
a state organization and this should be
followed by organization in each coun
ty in the state. Os course the old po
litical bosses who have grown to be
millionaires on a congressman’s salary
of 85,000 a year will set up a howl.
They will crack the party lash over the
heads and around the heels of demo
crats and try to hold them in ranks by
such weak and puerile arguments as it
is necessary to keep up a solid south
in order to preserve white supremacy.”
Before the war you could have
counted the millionaires of this nation
on the tips of your fingers, now, accord
ing to John J. Ingalls, a little over
thirty thousand men own one half the
property of this nation. The time for
political revolution has come. Tiie
undersignod endorses the St. Louis
platform of 1892. He believes that
both old parties are under control of
Wall Street bond holders and shylocks
and that unless the people act quickly
the masses will be reduced to slavery
or become the mere surfs of the Eas
These are the views of the under
signed and should the people nominate
and elect him, he will, to the best of
his ability, guard the people’s treasury
and the people’s rights.
C. F. Turner.
Brent,Monroe Co. Ga., June 23, 1892.
A mass meeting of the People’s
Party will be held in Thomasville July
loth, at noon. A call for the People’s
Party is hereby made togneet in Thom
asville on July 15th, for the purpose of
selecting candidates to represent
Thomas county in the next Legisla
ture. A full attendance is requested.
By order of County Executive Com
mittee. June 24th, 1892,
The People’s Party met in mass
meeting pursuant to call, J. W. H.
Russell acting chairman.
The first business in order was to
elect four delegates to the congress
ional convention, which resulted in
the choice of J. W. H. Russell, J. O.
Sharp, W. T. Morris and J. A. Murrah.
Next in order to elect four delegates
to the state convention which resulted
in the choice of Rev. G. Burson, Dr.
T. L. Rowe, Dr. William Gaulding
and J. R. Spence. Each delegate
was given the power to elect his own
alternate, after which the meeting
Immediately thereafter, brother
Irwin editor of The Southern Alli
ance Farmer, delivered an address
omthe political issues of the day, which
was appropriate, timely and to the
point, and was very highly appreciated
by the People’s Party men. The force
of his arguments in behalf of the cause
of the people was strongly felt by the
few democrats present, as was plainly.
We only need just such education of
our principles in every district in Car
roll county to make that county solid
for the People’s Party. We hope
brother Irwin will come again.
The executive coujnjitiee was called
Subscription—One Dollar Per Year
into session and list of members per«
Resolved, That our choice of candi
dates for the various offices be made
by primaries and that the chairman
call said primaries at such, time as he
may deem proper.
Resolved, That the proceedings of
this meeting be published in The
Southern Alliance Farmer and
People’s Party Paper.
The chairman suggested to the com
mittee that each one have brought
before his district the consideration of'
.establishing a People’s Party paper in
this county for the use of our party
and cease to lend a cudgel to the oppo
nents of reform with which to stricke
down the cause.
The committee then adjourned sub
ject to the call of the chairman.
J. W. 11. RUSEELL, Ch’m.
J. R. Carter, Sec.
To the People of the Third Congressional
District of Georgia:
As chairman of the third congressional
district committee of the People’s Party,
it becomes my duty to send out an ad
dress to the people of the district.
For many long years we have demon
strated our fealty and fidelity to the Dem
ocratic party. Asa people we have con
fided and trusted a few leaders, who have
on many occasions deceived us and
refused to obey the behests of the sover
eign people. Our confidence has been
and is now shattered and broken. We
have asked for bread and been given a
stone. Reasonable demands have been
made for relief, only to be treated with
contempt. Congressman were elected on
specific issues, and they have neglected
to make even an honest attempt to do
wnat they promised to de*; when asking
us for our votes. The free, coinage of
silver, a moMure that wouldi give .(partial
relief, was defeated by a Democratic house
with a majority of 148. Failing in this,
what can we reasonably expect ? Noth
The People’s Party, born of necessity,
comes to you and presents its claims for
your support and your own good. It
aims to put men in power who will faith
fully represent the common masses and
not the plutocratic ciass. It purposes to
protect the labor which cleared away
the forests ; the labor which built the cities
and towns; the labor whieh opened the
mines ; the labor which built the railroads ;
the labor which erec.ed all the school
houses and churches ; the labor which
built all the ships, and all tho docks, and
all the steam engines, and all the cotton
gins, and all the spinning jennjs, and all
tho looms. The labor which produces
all the corn, cotton, wheat, oats, horses,
mules hogs and cattle. In fact the labor
which created all the wealth of this
The People’s Party seeks to benefit all
classes, producers and non-producers. It
aims to preserve and perpetuate the in
stitutions of civil liberty given to us as
legacy from our sires of tiro revolu
tionary period of our country’s history.
Its object is not to pull down but build
up; to bring peace and liappiress to
many thousands of oppressed and debt
ridden people, not to foment strife, or
arouse bad feelings.
We demand, and are determined to
have, purer politics, officers in power
who are patriotic and love equal rights,
justice and fair dealing. We place the
seal of condemnation on the prof essional
pot house politicians whose only ambi
tion is to get power, position and boodle.
Ths People's Party is pointed out to
you, my fellow-countrymen, as an har
bor of safely in these days of official
rascality, perfidy, open treachery, and
The two old parties have repeatedly
and without shame, proven unfaithful
to the common people of our country.
Silver has been deuionstized, greenbacks
withdrawn from circulation, public lands
equal to nine states absolutely given
away to wicked corporations, the whisky
makers loaned money at a nominal rate
and nursed fondly by the government,
the money farmed out to national banks,
and many other engines of oppression
too numerous to mention are allowed to
rob the people, and neither of them pro
test against the crime, for a crime it is to
exact sweat money from the laborers
who produce the wealth of the country.
This is a fight for home, wife, babies,
and the continuation of our republican
form of government, and should enlist
the efforts, sympathy, influence and
earnest support of all good people.
Pass the word down tiie line, Organize f
Organize I! Organize!! I The fight is on
to the bitter end, and if we are true to
ourselves, our God and our country,
victory will perch on our banner in the
Yours for the right,
W. T. Christopher,
Montezuma, Ga., June 18.
Call for a People’s Party Mass Meeting.
The People’s Party of Schley county
and all those who are in sympathy with
said party are requested to attend a
mass meeting at the court house in
Ellaville Saturday July 30th, 1892, at
10 o’clock sharp, for the purpose of
nominating a candidate to represent
the county in the general assembly.
J. F. Collins, Ch’m.
E. B. Barrow, Sec.
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