The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 8, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 23, 1893 Page: 1 of 8
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HkpuHE the law was written down with
parch mentor with |teu;
Before the law made citizen*, the moral
law made Mi
Luw tttndk for hitman rights. hut whe i
it fails thoae right* to give.
Then let law die. my brother, hut let hu
inun heing* live.
"Our Republic can only exist
so Long us its citizens respect
and obey their self iwi>osed laws."
Labor Is The Parent Of Capital, Encourage Labor, and You Build lrp Capital-
NORMAN. CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER, 23, 1««3.
A NEW INDICTMENT.
THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC
PARTIES BEFORE THE BAR.
PAUL REVERES RIDE.
Tl.*jr A re Guilty, • Wa* George III, of
Tyranny and 1'iMirpatiou and of Itepeat-
•dly Injuring the American People.
Will This Indictment Stand?
In 1776, July 4, at Philadelphia, a
meeting was held composed mostly of
farmers and artisans, who adopted meas-
ures which made our fathers a free and
independent people. For more than 100
years the craft there launched has been
riding securely the tempestuous sea of
national life. Storms — yes, terrible
storms—have many times tested its
strength. The winds of adversity have
howled around it and beaten upon it, but
it has proven equal to the occasion in
Those who selected its timbers, shaped
its mast and fashioned its keel have long
since gone to their reward, leaving to us,
their posterity, the greatest legacy ever |
bequeathed to man—ii just, frugal §ml ,
free government. This sacred trust has j
been delivered to us to guide and shape
for those who are to come after us. The |
chart, which was the inspiration in 1770, J
is our heritage. It remains to be seen j
whether we shall hand it down to the
generation which is to succeed us as free
from blot and blemish, as pure and un-
sullied, as when we received it.
That chart, which has no eqnal on
earth, declares: "We hold these truths
to be self evident: That all men are !
born free ami equal; that they are en-
dowed by their creator with certain un-
alienable rights; that among these are
life, liberty and the pursuit of happi-
ness; that to secure these rights gov-
ernments are instituted among men, de-
riving their just powers from, the con-
sent of the governed; that whenever
any form of government becomes de-
structive of these ends it is the right of
the people to alter or abolish it and to
institute a new government, laying its
foundation on such principles and organ-
izing its powers in such form as to them
shall seem most likely to effect their
safety and happiness.
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that
governments long established should not ;
be changed for light and transient causes,
and accordingly all experience hath j
shown that mankind is more disposed to !
suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to
right themselves by abolishing the forms
to which they are accustomed. But
when a long train of abuses and usur-
pations, pursuing invariably the same
object, evinces a design to reduce them !
under absolute despotism, it is their
right, it is their duty, to throw off such
government and to provide new guards
for their future security.
"Such has been the patient sufferance
of these colonies, and such is now the
necessity which constrains them to alter
their former systems of government.
The history of the present king of Great
Britain is a history of repeated injuries
and usurpations, all having in direct ob-
ject the establishment of an absolute
tyranny over these states. To prove
this let facts be submitted to a candid
The present condition of the American
people unerringly indicates that we.
through neglect superinduced by confi-
dence in unfaithful leaders, have wan-
dered far from that God given chart,
and consequently are struggling in the
throes of a financial despotism. With
all propriety and truthfulness, the same
indictment can be brought against the
so called Democratic and Republican
party leaders, including the present ad-
ministration, that the heroes of 1770
brought against George III.
They have refused to enact laws neces-
sary to the peace, happiness and pros-
perity of the people, though often peti-
tioned to do so while in office. They
have created corporations contrary to
the constitution of the United States.
They have licensed corporations to tax
the people without their consent. They
have overturned the constitution by
farming out to corporations the finances
of the nation, the commerce among the
states, the transmission of intelligence.
They have disinherited people by creat-
ing land monopoly. They have con-
spired with aliens to rob the people
through bonded indebtedness.
They have permitted Europe to dic-
tate the financial policy of the United
States. They have rendered nugatory
the law of primogeniture, tho law of
mortemain, the law preventing monopo-
ly. They have created multitudes of
unnecessary new officers to harass the
people and eat up their substance. They
have foisted upon the country an unnec-
essary army to owerawe tlie people and
keep them in subjection. They have
rendered the military superior to the
civil authority to overawe American arti-
sans and compel them to submit to the
most tyrannical exactions. They have
invaded the sanctity of the ballot and
thwarted the will of the jjeople. They
have increased the taxes without the
consent of the people.
Will this indictment stand?—Southern
Tlie Moving South.
Weaver received over 40,000 votes in
North Carolina last November. Since
that date the Farmers' Alliance of the
state has turned Populist, and many
Republicans are talking of throwing the
old party vote into the People's Party.
If this is done, the state will go against
the Democracy by about 10,000. Thus
it seems that both Virginia and North
Carolina are in a fair way to fall into the
hands of the new party.—New Nation.
linn, inhrr tkr Call "f Ih' I'Mlrlot nf 17t«
unfl I>U Tour Duty.
Have the working classes in the Cnited
States sunk so low in the scale of intel-
ligence and patriotism that they do not
honor the heroes of 177BV Or, if they
think they do, do they know what urged
our forefathers to take the actions they
did and in what those actions consisted?
Paul Revere, whose ride in arousing bis
countrymen to the impending conflict
has been immortalized in song and story,
did what? Why, my dear brother, he
did just what the reform press of today
is doing—tried to arouse the people from
the sleep of security that awakens in
chains. He did not meet a response
everywhere—there were Tories in
those days as there are in these
—men who were doing well, men
who held paying positions under King
George, who condemned our patriot fa-
thers as their kind today condemn re-
formers who are sending out riders like
Paul Revere in fyerr mail to every lo-
cality of tiiis nation fo arouse the people
to the impending slavery to trusts, mo-
nopolies, combines and banks—all ene-
mies of a free people—all ilespots—all
\\ VTSON'S TRIUMPHS Toj*y we * s*
Ciesars. They and this republic cannot
live together. There is no freedom '
where one set of men can levy tribute
off the many and live in pomp and
splendor while the producers live in
want and squalor. The trusts do levy j
their tribute on the jieople a thousand i
times more than King George ever
dreamed of doing.
The workers nre paid starvation wages,
and the product of their genius and
hands is sold to those who can buy for 1
many times what the workers get for J
creating it. This is robbery, this is the
heavy hand of the oppressor, no matter
if it be done by king or venal laws in an
alleged republic. There is one differ-
ence in methods between Revere and
patriots of today—the former called to
arms! to arms! to the God of hosts and j
dry powder, while we appeal to reason,
to love, to justice, to the ballot. None
but those sunk to the degradation of
dogs will submit to oppres^im, and it
must be a very mean kind o. dog who
will not even vote to free himself. In
this country under proper laws every
family can be well, even elegantly,'
housed, fed and clothed by the products
of their own labor if they are not robbed.
Are these things of so little import to 1
the many that they prefer poverty and
starvation? Is it possible that the ma-
jority have been reduced to a condition
that, like a hog, they prefer pens and
shanties to well living? No, no! It is
not so. The people know not their rights
nor how much wealth their labor creates
—they are honest, but deceived. The
value of 10,000,000 houses, each costing '
$1,000, has been robbed from Americans
and given to English lords and dukes in
the one item of United States railroads
in the last 30 years!
Do you wonder Americans are house-
less and wandering homeless and starv-
ing over the land of their birth? Is it
not time for a new generation of Paul
Reveres, Patrick Henrys, Ben Frank-
lins? The European lords and nobles
with a few of their American flunky
Benedict Arnolds are getting into pos-
session, legally, but not morally right,
of all the wealth of the United States!
Will you stand it? Let the answer come
back from true and honest hearts, hearts
that bci'.t true to their family and coun-
The time for words and ballots grows
shorter and shorter—the time will soon
come when free speech, press and ballot
will l.e suppressed. Act! Act now!
Rouse your neighbors to the impending
dangers. Let no ties of friendship or
business delay you. Already thousands
are devoting their life and going on short
rations in this patriotic struggle. Do
your duty, and do it now, or your chil-
dren will curse the memory of their fa-
thers, because they wire too stupid to
see the danger that could have been
averted without a sanguinary struggle.
A POPULIST CHAMPION WHO WINS
HIS HEARERS' HEARTS.
Topular In the title# and Towns an Wei!
an In the Agricultural Districts—For
the Negro's Hlghts—What a Traveling
Correspondent Saw and Heartl.
When I reached Augusta, Ga., I was
surprised to find
such active sympathy with the People's
Party as to regard Tom Watson ns the
greatest man in their state, if not in the
south. I was then on my way to the
little town of Thomson to see Mr. Wat-
son, but it had not occurred tome before
that the city of Augusta could possibly
be in his district. I knew of Mr. Wat-
son as the congressman who had left the
Democratic party to join the People's
Party, and 1 supposed of course that he
would not have dared to do this unless
he Jigd distinctly a farmer constituency.
I found, however, that the city of Au-
gusta was in his district, and that he
had made the fight knowing what odds
he had against him.
These street car men did not say
of Nebraska railroads that are trying by
every plan to circumvent the maximum
rate law, we have a president who sus-
| pended the execution of the anti-Chinese
law, and we have a secretary of the
treasury who openly violates the silver
purchase law. These people do not talk
against the laws, but simply override
thew. It is doubtless a terrible thing to
lie an anarchist. Good people are taught
to tremble at the name. The only ques
, ■ - ■ ,| tion now is, Who are the anarchists?—
t_iat the conductor and Alliance- Independent.
my electric car were in ij,. o«r capitalist r.
By laying off some men and curtailing
the time of some others, the employing
capitalists are setting labor unions an
example worthy of emulation. Now let
the laboring men unite at the polls and
lay off a few capitalists. The capitalist
is losing nothing these times. At worst,
he is only failing to make something.
j This is not the case with the working-
man, who is either patronizing pawn , ,
Shops or who at best is only failing to|mul l,rofit ''-V "
Well, well, what t<
HOW HE ASP 1118 FEI>L0W« PLAY IT
ON THE PEOPLE.
••Knock-Downs" on Tariff and ' Rake off"
on Bank-Bill* Nice to "Stand
In". Pa Changes His
Pa, 1 believe I'll be a politician,
(iod forbid, my son,
Hut pa, look at John Sherman, lie
went into the Senate a poor man; now
he is a millionaire. Many men who
poor when elected have become rich,
notwithstanding their expenses are
My son, here is the soliloquy of an
Ohio statesman. Head it carefully
lose something.—Western Laborer.
THE PRICE OF WHIhT.
"The Man From Indiana" l\p!. .
We Are In lingland's tirlp.
J. II. Beadle, the well known
whether or not they had voted tl.e third spondeut, anting from Chicago to "his
partv ticket, but did say that there were com;,>' l"l'".'r' t ,e Roekville (Ind.) rrib-
* * nn/i i> vi il *11 iiu luixv pniii ltirina Willi i
thousands of men in Augusta who were 'ln('' explains
ready to vote anv ticket if they could formerly influenced the world s wheat
prevent a repetition of tho frauds by n'ark,ft 'fv« cha"Pa- H" R1>'8 " M'r.
which the Democrats had beaten Tom 1 PluR of ^h. at or other gram is product
Watson. Fraudulent voting on a large on every parallel of latitude ron. G.l de-
scale, they said, had been begun at An- fws <" '"degreessouth, and sow-
gusta in the local option election about un<l arc " somewhere
a year before, and in the congressional every working day in the year. Theplow
election all the frauds of the liquor "'l?1.16 -arrow run every day in some
campaign were doubled and quadrupled English dependency and the sickle is
to defeat the Populists, Negroes in- never idle m the fields from winch I,ng-
stead of being debarred from voting. 1,u" . draws 1,er !>'ral" ^P1*' Then 1,0
were voted at one polling place after an- C01}„,nne8: ., . ^ . . . .
Other until the city of less that 40,000' "lwo, 0,1'"r '"*« ®«*
people had polled a vote of nearly 14.000. Wb.en season ,s bad on the western
In other words, there were 4,000 mc
votes counted than could possibly have
been cast by legitimate voters.
What I heard of the campaign during
the few hours I was in Augusta greatly
increased n y interest in meeting Mr.
Watson. When I reached Thomson, my
interest was still further increased by j
the bitterness with which my hotel pro-!
prietor spoke of him. The town, I soon
found, had been torn in two by the cam- ]
p .ii/n, so that Democrats boycotted Pop-
ulists and Populists boycotted Demo- \
crats. The lapse of eight months had :
somewhat allayed the feeling, but had j
not removed it. Of the private charac-
continent, it is apt to lie good on the
eastern; when bad north of tho equator,
good south of it, and if it should happen
to be bad all around the semicivilized
ryots of Egypt, India, etc., can dispense
with the use of flour and take advantage
of a slight rise in prices. And India,
which but yesterday began with an ex-
perimental shipment of 340,000 bushels,
is now relied on for 30,000,000 bushels a
year and can on occasion bring it up to
"The world is just 'lousy with wheat,'
and this year's crop, though considered
short, will certainly reach 2,400,000,000
bushels, while the normal requirement
ter and ability of Mr. Watson every one llBR ™'verL >'et exceeded 2,800.000,000. As
spoke in the highest terms, but of the t0 that, however, nobody knows what
People's Party the Democrats generally j <h" demand would be if commerce were
spoke with such bitterness as northern ^ree' even in enlightened Europe
Republicans have rarely shown toward there are 12O.000.000 people who eat rye
Prohibition seceders. ' j «n<1 cheaper fo,r brfw1' Hr ia''
When I had talked with Mr. Watson to 1,e supposed that they do that for fun.
for a little while, I understood how he "England has her fingers upon the
; had be. n able to make his marvelous worl,J'8 I,ulf • ., ^ hen„mir o!ll<'m,a m
campaign. His manner of talking was March or April or May announce a
far from being oratorical, vet as I talked shortage in our crop, dispatches fly on
with him 1 found myself thrilled as 1 the lightning s wings to all her depeu-
liave rarely or never been by a political deucies, and the area sown is increased,
orator. The People's Party movement Her ' advantage, however is rap-
is to Mr. Watson a part of his Christian-' krr<'ater. i lie world owes
ity, and this was so unmistakable that >>« $12,000,000,000. Mr. Gladstone in
it did not seem to me at all strange when parliament put it at $10,000,000,000, but
one I)-i.iocralie storekeeper afterward the head of the exchequer corrected Win.
told me that the negroes had a kind of Nearly ail the notes, stocks and bonds
"voodoo worship" for Mr. Watson, and which evidence this debt were acquired
another told me that "some of the ]ieo- ovcr 20 years ago.
pie around here look upon Watson as a "Seven nations and provinces large
'second comer.'" enough to figure ns nations have since
Mr. Watson, it may bo said, conducted demonetized silver, and so the power of j
the first campaign in the south in which ! '° b,iy the proceeds of labor lias in-
the white jieople had it preached to them
that the negroes should be protected in
their full rights of citizenship. "When,"
he told me, "the white people hold all j
the laud and all the culture, and, as we
| claim, the superior brains, it is ignominy
I for us to cry that there will be negro
domination if the negroes are given tin
is the people
t was Lincoln I believe who
aid, - You can fool all the people part
of the time, and part of the people all
the time, but you can't fool all of the
people all of the time.' That was no
doubt true 4(1 years ago, but since we
rich men have got a controlling inter-
est in all the big newspapers, tlis as
sociatcd press and the telegraph, it is
different. We can and do fool all the
people all the time, or enough of them
at least to enable us to accomplish our
ends. My God, if the people only
knew the deep laid schemes of capi-
tal to throw dust in their eyes, while
save their wind if they knew how many
congressmen owned real estate here.
Catch lis voting to move it. Bah!
The more millions we spend here the
more valuable our land becomes and
the less likelihood there is of a re-
moval. Washington was first in the
hearts of his countrymen, etc., but I
am first in the hearts of the Roths-
childs, and hence the dividends I get."
(Sergeant at arms breaks in.) "Ex-
cuse me, I'effer's resolution is going
to make trouble for your friends, the
Ohio Statesman 1> n Peffer and
his whole crew; they must be sup-
pressed or we must emigrate.
Hoy 1 believe I'd rather not be a
politician. Non Conformist.
IN NEW YORK.
IMatrnrm and lleMtlutlonft Adopted and
< andidalt'H Nominated l>y tin* I'ojimIUU.
Tho state convention of the People's
Party of New York was held at Sylvan
Bench, with about 1* 0 delegates present.
Addresse s were made l y the Mlowiiig
prominent Populists from other states:
James 15. Weaver of Iowa, William J.
Kerr of Colorado, Mary E. Leasoof Kan
sas and Mrs. Marion Todd of Michigan.
"Farmer" Isaac E. Dean presided ovei
the convention, and tho following plat-
form was adopted:
The People's Party of the state of New York
in convention ftHwinbled at u time of almost
unprecedented national (lihtress reiterates its
allegiance to the three basic planks of the
Oinnlin platform: A safe, sound and flexlhlo
national money, which shall ho full IckuI ten-
der, with free and unlimited coinage of silver
and p ld at HMo 1; increase in the umountof
the circulating medium to fiO per cent per cap-
It*; the establishment of po tal mvings banks;
government ownc r hip of railroads, telegraphs
perfecting their plans, we fellows who I and telephones. .... . .
° 1 | We declare that the business depression of
betray Olir constituents Would need to 1 1873 milcauhrd by tilt- dcmunettatlon of Bllver
_ .,,1,1 and the contraction of the currency, and that
jump into Ihldcs to cool off. 1 II at! I the immediate canse of tho preseut llnancial
. . , I distress Is the loss of < tnfidence induced by the
mit I in not as honest as 1 once was, , wa„ uf t|ll, ,.al,i(lllllsts ov,.r the exportation of
but hang it on our system makes it ; f'ld «n.l the uiyw.t demand* of the banker,
•' for the issuance of more government bonds.
necessary to spend lots of money to j
get elected. After mortgaging my I
home to get money to get elected, 1 j
had to recoup myself. What
W o Get Nothing.
We have always opposed a change of
ratio as now exists between silver and
gold, and we are gratified to see the
stand taken by the reform congressmen
from this state on that matter. The
present ratio, 16 to 1, is as correct as can
be made, and the proposition to increase
the amount of silver in a dollar is only
made to confuse the minds of the peo-
ple. Besides the lack of argument in
favor of the proposition, a glance at the
attendant expense and time necessary to
make the change will convince any one
of its lack of wisdom.
It has been stated by the director of
the mint that it would take four years to
recoin all the silver and would cost from
$100,000,000 to $200,000,000. The free
coinage cf silver would not settle the cur-
rency question even when coined at a ra-
tio of 16 to 1. We have stood for that
or nothing, and we are to get the noth-
ing. Now, the only thing for ns to do
is to turn our eyes in the direction of a
free paper currency issued direct to the
people and keep the fight hot till we win
the victory.—Cotton Plant.
Signs of Prosperity.
The Times of Clay connty, Kan., for
July 20 contains an advertisement of 38
farms offered for sale by one mortgage
company, "an unmistakable evidence of
prosperity." I have for weeks received
papers from various parts of Nebraska
containing from three to five columns of
advertisements, set in fine type, of sher-
iff's sales and sales of farms which have
been foreclosed, all evidences of pros-
perity, according to Edward Atkinson
and other apologists for plutocracy.—B.
creased at least one-third You need not
go out of Parke county to prove that.
The result is just the same practically
as if the rest of the world had made
England a present of $4,000,000,000. The
goldites call free traders the friends of
England. Supernal powers! What would
the abolition of every tariff in the world
amount to compared with the addition
of 8!H per cent in purchasing power to
her claim for $12,000,000,000?
"The yearly interest she receives on it
is a little over $.r)00,000,000. When the
debt took final form, this would have
same chances as ourselves." In the cam-
paign the negroes became convinced that
Mr. Watson was making a fight for the
poor, and when he appealed to their bet-
ter emotions in its behalf they followed
him with the same unswerving loyalty
they had once given to the Republican bought (18, i-i) not more than 480,000.-
jiarty. 000 bushels of wheat in New York. To-
Wlien the Democrats held their great day it would buy il.),000,000 bushels.
barbecue at Sparta, Mr. Watson wasi If not one pound of grain were raised in
holding a meeting in an open square.] the United Kingdom, the interest on
with no feast whatever for his listeners, I what the world owes her would bread
and yet fur the three solid hours that lie all her people, fatten all her cattle, make
talked his great audience of negroes! whisky enough for medicine and snake
would not stir from their places, though bites and leave gold eneugh to bribe the
the couriers from the barbecue kept rid-1 free trade editors! If you will take the
ing up and shouting
being served. It
come back from ignorant old men who from 3 to 10 per cent, you will see that I'm smirched a little an\ wm I s po>
knew nothing but that their hearts wen- while produce fluctuated according to rather be. and acknowlcd^M
touched. j the crops there was in a term of years
What is more, this emotional enthusi-, a close correspondence in the decline of; the corn than con i ss an n lot. n'\
asm lasted through the campaign and be- all four. Now, if we compli te the work have minds, but I hi nk not. I should
yondit. Neither threats nor bribes could of demonetization, and the medicine g0 f)r y001.|lt,eg fthl] ,j0l. Cannon
persuade the negroes of that county to; continues to operate as it has operated, '
vote against Mr. Watson, and when a there must be another general and con-j and the rest could not have made
fund was afterward raised to enable him 1 siderable decline. their constituents believe their sillv
to recoup myself. \\ lint a gold
mine the railroads and the tariff is to
a man who is thrifty. I>o a few of
us need lo make a pile ? We get
some of our number to introduce a
bill adverse to some railroad interest.
Down tiicv tome to Washington. A
few checks change hands. The bill is
adversely reported in the committee.
Freight rates are advanced a notch,
well Jones he pays the freight, liar-
vest time has been celebrated in song
and story. Maybe we don't have a
harvest too. I'll pay this bill when
the next tariff bill is smothered, is a
saying among a select few of us
Don't old Carnegie come down band
somely when we talk of reducing the
tariff on steel ? Hang the sheepmen.
They don't spend a dollar to keep us
from reducing the tariff on wool, to
where the manufacturers spend bun
dreds. We'll tench them a lesson 'if
they don't watch out."
I've read in something, of people
who had eyes but saw not, and ears
but heard not. I f the author were
living now lie might add, and having
minds think not. It begins to look
as though we should have everything
our own way soon. Cleveland is now
rich enough to see tilings as they ap-
pear through oui gold tinted specta-
"I gli, they talk about hard times,
why I never saw them better I sup-
pose a good many will starve next
winter and some will freeze but ain I
my brother's keeper ? These crazy
Populist makes me a little uneasy.
We denounce the Republican and Democratic
fusion in the last legislature by which the
minor political parties were excluded from
| representation in the constitutional conven-
We demand tho construction of public works
I for the unemployed, lnoludiag a ntpld transit
J road for New York city; an eitfht hour law rig-
! idly enforced; state and municipal ownership
: of street rail roads and gas and electric light-
! ing plants; the incorporation in the new con-
| stitution ef the principles of the initiative and
referendum; tho enactment of general laws
j classifying our cities and towns, so that cities
• of the same class should have charters und
| municipal K11'-eminent uniform as constitu-
tions will permit, as by this the principles of
home rule may he observed without keeping
our citizens in constant peril from danger-
ous and oppressive legislation at AJbany,
prompted by partisan or mercenary motives;
compulsory arbitration of labor disputes, with
sufficient facilities to insure compliance with
the findings of the state board of arbitration
and mediation, this board to bo elected direct-
! ly by the (m'odIc; the speedy and otherwise im-
i proving of our state canals; the extension of
| our strictly secular cumin u school system,
with libraries and courses of free lectures and
! instruction, so that general education may be-
i come the basis of universal suffrage, without
regard to sex or property qualiiication; tho en-
forcement of all laws by a pToper poiico, re-
sponsible to and paid by the people, without
recourse to Hnkcrtons, White Caps or agents
or detectives employed for tho suppression of
vice or crime under the management and sup-
port of socie ties, whether incorporated or not.
This ticket, to bo voted for at tho com-
ing state election, was nominated: Sec-
retary of state, James Wright of Elmira;
comptroller, D. M. S. Fero of Glens
Fall.-; treasurer, F. H. Purdy of Bluff
Point, Yates county, attorney general,
Thaddeus B. Wakeman of N< w York;
enffineer ami surveyor, J. Averit Web-
ster of New York; judge of the court of
appeals, Lawrence J. McParlan of Buf-
The delegates and speakers in attend-
ance upon the Farmers* Alliance and
People's Party convention united in the
uting that the meats were prices of silver, wheat, corn and cotton i |j;t; jia ain't I glad 1 did'nt plav Hp-
It was a camp meeting1 in 1873 and note that as each nation or mv in
nrl "Yes, Lord," would province demonetized silver its rate fell '"-ton nn x '•
to mako a contest before congress a
great deal of the money came from sub-
scriptions of dimes and half dollars
brought in by the negroes. This work-
ing together of negroes and whites in the
People's Party campaign had its effect
upon the Democrats. Before the cam-
paign was over negro orators were speak
li BU UIIC1 1 itui CU1U- . 1.1- • .t.wuvv
i thn ii-ctxt lI nrinrinlpH transparent story about being lgllO-; Hi are your brotlitrs mill ti.-ti rE. Their causa
i I ne general principles : ' is your cause. Their starvation and j„ur a.
ny; but, like all others, rant of what t.lic\ wire <loin^_, when crtyarotho joint production oi ourcomiiion
"But it may not so operate. I am com-
pelled to argue on
of political economy;
they are subject to unforeseen accidents. | Uiev yoted nn Uh, sj|vcr question, one
There may be a great foreign war. ;
There may be a worldwide failure of a ^ie important and far-reach
crop, though very unlikely. The farm- ing in its consequences of any bill
Farmers of tim: West— A cry of hunger and
starvation comes from tin-heart of the great
metropolis—New York, it comes from the
throats of tens of thousands of American eiti-
teoa who are without bread. It asoenda to
heaven amid the noise of tho call board on
the Stock Exchange and the Jmulin^ of the
gold on the money counters of Wall street.
It in intensified by the li ars and moans of
HtM". nig mothers and tarnishing children; men
are 1 < < oming desperate from want, and the
gaunt specter of famine Malk- abroad unheed-
ed hy tho^.e who hart grown fat by the pillage
of labor and the ravaging of industry.
The lobby approaching thei ouh< U chambers
of the republic i.s tilled with the j ..id agt-nts if
tho moneyed oligarchy, ready to debauch *1
people's representative and weld ti."
of financial slavery still . .on -
neck of labor. The money hi.ark ; '.... •
lenting, the government indillerenl and the
By the pangs of hunger law abiding, honest
iri'-n arc beif.g transformed into reckless
wolves, and ti i is the condition desired by the
enemies of the j -ople. '] hey starv e them flr.-t
in order tfurnish an excuse to kiii tliem aft-
erward. This must not be. The starving poor
of New York must not become the 1 rey of de-
Farmers, you must feed them. We know
you are poor. We know tho labor of your
hands is unrequited and your toil and perse-
unrewarded, but these men and worn-
Send speedily of your corn and wheat, your
potatoes and breadstuffs, that disorder and
bloodshed may be averted. Let the president
of each Alliance call his Alliance and act with-
Woll ' out delrty- y°ur railroads to furnish
ing side by side with white orators ou ! till demands outgrows supply. And ",V, " iot trre, - you ve«solwtutoe.
Democratic platforms, and the color line lastly, there may be immense goldfieldh when the people learn all about the Vlr.'lun' ; j:..-".,'u,9io SMt
ers in disgnst may quit raising wheat
ever brought before tliem.
was effaced in politics.-
-C. B. S. in Out- opened in the as yet unprospected re-
gions of Africa, Australia or British Co-
lumbia. These all failing.it is idle to ex-
pect high priced wheat for along timet"
come. And if demonetization is in reed
Who Are the Aiiarcliistit?
A few years ago four men were hung.
one goaded to suicide, and three more: ,, , __ „o T ,:i
, e. , ,, . , , . I through congress, as I now think lik 1\,
Imprisoned for the crime of being an- .there«.m bfa0 a faI1 Bome tic;„ , ..
archists. \et it was never proved that there is a rise, alld p0H,lbiy a y(.ar , , The ranks that want to move the
these men disobeved the laws of their . mi 1 r ' , ,, ,n
country, but onln that they talke 1 i wo t % 1,1' mi' 1 ' 1 capital to St.Louis or tlie west would
cent wheat west of the Alleunamc.
crime of 7.'5 was committed, I'd rather
be I than they. Yes, I've made an
honest dollar or two in real estate 1>\
knowing in time, just where Unclc:
Sam was going to locate buildings.
■ rule, New Yurk city, who l<a.s been selected
by us as the consignee of relief supplies, and
who will arrange lor their prompt and effective
J. li. Weaver, Iowa,
I. L\ Dean. New York,
Mary E. Lease, Kansas,
Wllliam J. Kerr, Colorado,
Mrs. Marion Todd, Michigan,
L. (.'. Paddock, Colorado,
Delegates and speakers to tho Farmers' Alli-
anee and People's Party state convention.
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Allan, John S. The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 8, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 23, 1893, newspaper, September 23, 1893; Norman, Oklahoma Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc116250/m1/1/: accessed October 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.