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pment; approves of reciprocity; de brought it"; Insists upon such legislation ds that American ports be closed, as will provide for an expansion of the I only against foreign criminals and currency of the country sufficient to meet pers, but also, SO far as can be, the business needs of the country without nst those classes who, with no knowl delay; Indorses "the principles announced of our language and no respect for by the Chicago Convention upon the subinstitutions, seek here a temporary ject of tariff taxation, and urges upon le"; asserts that the confessed and Congress the imperative duty of carrying inued suppression of the negro vote into effect by appropriate legislation the he South is a menace of free institu declarations of that platform as soon as s and a disgrace to our civilization; the more pressing needs of the currency ors such general Federal laws as will problem have received attention"; recom

to every American citizen who is mends that the prohibitory 10 per cent tax lified to vote in Federal elections the on State bank issues be repealed. It to cast that vote and have it count MISCELLANEOUS. Indorses and indorses Administration of President pledges support to the Cleveland Adminisrison; approves Minneapolis platform tration and commends the calling of an

candidates; demands continuance of extra session of Congress; pledges a loyal hibitory liquor law; asserts that the and generous support to the extension of tude of Republicans in the State leaves the public school system; pledges the enmont Prohibitionists without an occu actment of such legislation as willenon.

courage desirable immigration and proVERMONT DEMOCRATIC,

mote and advance the agricultural inter

ests of the State; favors the enactment May 5, 1892.

of such laws as will equalize taxation, inxpresses renewed devotion to tarift

sure rigid economy, and regulate the

criminal expenses of the State; demands prm; insists that no more money shall taken from the people by taxation

protection to the oyster industry and opn the necessities of the Government

poses the transfer or surrender of public uire; that while the Government must

rights to individuals or corporations; de

mands legislation for the development of aish a currency ample and sufficient the transaction of business, nothing

public highways, and congratulates the justify the conversion into money of

people that the State debt question has e silver than is required for circula

been satisfactorily settled. h, as free coinage is forcing the peo VIRGINIA POPULIST, to buy what they do not want at a d price, much above its market value;

August 3, 1893. t while the Government should grant

DEMOCRATIC PARTY.-"We have ral pensions, a more efficient manage

had promise of government economically at should direct the Pension Depart

administered until hope has given place at to disallow unjust claims; that the

to despair. The party now in power nomy of the Cleveland Administration,

claim that they never had a chance, compared with the Harrison Adminis

while, in fact, they have many times had tion, should encourage all honest citi

a large majority in the lower house of s to renewed efforts for Democratic

Congress and have recently proved to the cess at the coming election.

country that they had chance' enough VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC,

to increase their own salaries. They

might at least have outlined a policy August 18, 1893.

which would have inspired 'the people ONFEDERATE PENSIONS. - "The with confidence.

We cannot here nocratic party of Virginia, remember enumerate in detail the long list of un

the unselfish services of her patriotic fulfilled pledges made to the people by enders during the Civil War, and rec the Democratic party. . , . Have we fared izing her sacred obligations to care for any better in our State administration, surviving sons who were disabled dur which has been under exclusive Demothat great struggle and the widows cratic control for nearly eight years?" those who sacrificed their lives, will BALLOT LAW.-"In the mean time the tinue to favor such liberal appropria- despotic power given to the Democratic is within the resources of the State as party under the Anderson-McCormick law I tend to the accomplishment of that has been fully developed, and under cover

of that legislative abomination crimes EDERAL ELECTION LAWS. - De are instigated, committed and countences the policy of Federal control of nanced by the party rulers that would itions and demands the repeal of "all in the ordinary transactions of life begressional legislation that countenances tween man and man send the perpetrators rference with the freedom of elec and their abettors to the penitentiary to s by the appointment of Federal super wear striped suits, with shaven heads. yrs to revise the registration lists and Under a free government a man's liberty atinize the ballots, and Federal mar is bound up with his ballot. The only Is to overawe the people by their pres safeguard for his freedom is his ability e at the polls."

to cast his vote as he pleases, with the I'RRENCY AND STATE BANK IS assurance that it will be honestly counted ES. - Reiterates the principles an by the guardians appointed by law to pronced in the National Convention at tect this sacred right. Invade this right cago, and urges the speedy enactment and you Imperil the liberty of every citlsuch laws as will "carry out the pro zen of the land. No nation has ever surons of that platform and relieve the vived whose civilization tolerated and ntry from the disastrous financial con condoned perjury and fraud. What hope on to which the unwise and reckless can there be that relief will ever be slation of the Republican party has afforded by a party contaminated with

such corruption ? What confidence can Invite all citizens, without regard to the people place in a party which only former party affiliations, to unite with makes promises to break them? WIII the us in the effort to make our government people of Virginia forever tamely submit once more of the people, for the people to have their political creed dictated by and by the people. the Mugwumps of the North? In good faith the great West is holding out the VIRGINIA PROHIBITIONIST, right hand of fellowship to the people of the South, that united they may rebuke

September 6, 1893. the canting hypocrisy and sectional greed It declares that both the Democrats and of the money-grabbers of New England. Populists have intentionally avoided the Let the people, then, arise in their maj declarations upon the subject of morals esty and might, and by their votes de and temperance. "The Populists," this mand 'equal rights to all and special paper says, "have fused with the Demoprivileges to none,' as herein set forth. crats wherever they considered it politic We demand the repeal of the Anderson to do so, and believing that the DemoMcCormick election law and the enact-cratic party in Virginia, which is now and ment in its place of a non-partisan law has been for years the dominant party, which shall guarantee to every citizen has fallen largely into the hands of prolegally entitled to vote the right to cast fessional politicians, whose first aim is his ballot without interference and with

self-aggrandizement through division of the absolute certainty that such ballot

the spoils, and that the better elements will be counted as cast."

of the party no longer control its actions, FINANCE.-"We favor the free and

we view with alarm the continued inunlimited coinage of silver and gold at the

difference and studied avoidance of all present legal ratio of 16 to 1; a National

moral and reform measures. Corrupting currency, safe, sound and flexible; a full methods, enforced by the liberty-destroylegal tender for all debts, public and pri- ing Anderson-McCormick election law, vate, issued by the general Government constitute in a majority of instances their only, based on its credit and not on its

sole claim to political advancement." The indebtedness, in volume sufficient to

other planks advocate the abolishment of maintain a healthy condition of business, unnecessary, offices; ballot reform, that and distributed directly among the peo

honest elections may be assured by reple, when demanded on the security of moving the opportunity given to political their property, at a reasonable rate of in wireworkers to tamper with ballots; deterest, under such system as the wisdom

claring that a railroad commission is of Congress may devise.

We are

un necessary as a guardian of the interests alterably opposed to State banks, or any

of all shippers, farmers and others; other than National currency, because of economy in public affairs, and in favor of its undesirableness and because the Con encouraging immigration from other stitution of the United States conferred States. The last plank in the platform the power to issue money on the general declares in favor of "a graduated income Government only, and this power cannot tax, supported by effective laws, that the be delegated."

poor man may not alone bear the bur

den of taxation, while the rich man, deTAXATION.--"In view of the notorious fact that the wealth of the country con

clining ownership of real estate because tinues to aggregate in the hands of the

It can be listed and estimating his own comparatively few individuals, who man

wealth, possesses a pocket bulging with

bonds upon which he defiantly pays no age to escape payment of their just share


This is understood to mean & of taxation, placing the burdens on those least able to bear it, we demand a rigid clear by the language of the text.

State income tax, though this is not made listing of all stocks, bonds and evidences of debt property, subject to taxation at

WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN, their true market value, and the imposition, both by National and State govern

April, 1892. ments, of a graduated income tax, with severe penalties for the evasion of the

TARIFF.-"We unqualifiedly advocate law. Non-resident corporations doing

and assert our adherence to the princibusiness in the State should be taxed ac ples of a protective tariff as heretofore cording to the value of the business done.

announced by the Republican party in the National and State legislation should be

National platform and as now practised so framed as not to build up the few at

under the provisions of the act of Conthe expense of the many, whether under gress known as the McKinley Tarifi bill." a tarift law, an internal revenue law or

NICARAGUA CANAL.--'We believe the an oyster law."

interests of that great and important

part of our country known as the Pacific PUBLIC SCHOOLS.-"The public school Coast States require that the Nicaragua system should be placed on a footing of Canal should be built as soon as practicaincreasing usefulness, and to this end we ble, and favor such friendly legislation demand that the money raised for its sup-by Congress as may speedily effect that port shall not be used as rewards for result. party services." MISCELLANEOUS.-" The preservation

WASHINGTON DEMOCRATIC, of our homes, the peace and fraternity of our country, the contentment and hap

August 26, 1892. plness of our people and the development Urges imposition of taxes on luxuries and prosperity of all honest industries rather than on necessities; free silver; are the aims of our party. Pledging our establishment of Government Assay party to an honest and faithful observance Office in Washington, and favors Nicaof the foregoing propositions, we cordially ragua Canal.

WEST VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN, called apportionment law, in deflance of May 6, 1892.

the plain provisions of the constitution

as expounded by the Supreme Court, and Reaffirms Republican platform of 1888,

in disregard of the rights of the people. condemns the Gubernatorial steal four

MISCELLANEOUS.-Denounces Demoyears ago, indorses protection as a prin

cratic statement that Republican success ciple, and commends the McKinley Tarift

involves a surrender or compromise of law and reciprocity; asserts belief in

rights upon the bond of ex-State TreasAmerican ability to make all the tinplate urers; favors amendment of law reguconsumed in the country, and exhorts all

lating balances in State banks; denounces Americans to purchase American prod- parsimony of Democrats in 'refusal to ucts in preference to imported goods; con

make appropriation for a representation demns Free Wool bill as an unjust and at World's Fair; denounces cruel and hurtful attack on the agricultural inter barbarous treatment of American citizens ests of the country: demands better im in some of the Southern States as tendmigration legislation; regards as of high- ing to corrupt good government, and conest importance that every dollar issued by trary to the spirit of the Constitution of the United States shall have a purchas the United States, and indorses Harrison ing power of 100 cents, so that our gold, Administration and Minneapolis platform. silver and paper issues may be kept on an equal footing; favors llberal pensions WISCONSIN DEMOCRATIC, and denounces as partisan the Democratic

May 4, 1892. attacks on the present administration of

TARIFF.--"Unnecessary taxation is unthe Pension Office.

just taxation, and therefore we reaffirm WEST VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN, the oft-asserted doctrine that there should August 3, 1892.

be no tariff except for revenue."

SILVER.--"We maintain that the true Indorses Minneapolis nominations and interests of the people demand sound, platform; policy of Protection as neces honest and stable money composed of, sary to the development of the country: or based on and redeemable in gold and favors anti-Pinkerton law, and denounces silver coin of equal intrinsic value. We Democratic State administration for crea therefore oppose the project of unlimited tion of a State debt, legislative gerry coinage or silver dollars of less commermander and steal of the Governorship in cial value than gold dollars as un-Demo1889.

cratic, dishonest and specially hurtful to WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN, the farmers and laboring classes, the first

and most defenceless victims of unstable May 5, 1892.

money and fluctuating currency. We deMONEY.-"While we favor the use of nounce the Republican legislation on this both gold and silver as money metals, subject, more particularly the Sherman under conditions which shall guarantee act of 1890, as a cowardly makeshift and their circulation at a continuing and sub an inexcusable waste of the National restantial parity with each other, under ex sources in the purchase and storage of Isting circumstances and conditions, we tons of bullion per day, and as a menace are unalterably of posed to the free and to the maintenance of a sound and stable unlimited coinage of silver."

currency; and we demand the repeal of MISCELLANEOUS.-Indorses Harrison this act. We heartily commend the acAdministration; commends movement for tion of those Democratic representatives an international silver conference; recom in Congress from this State who have mends a modification of the Silver act of opposed all measures for silver coinage 1890 to enable the President to regulate on a false basis." silver purchases; declares the educational EDUCATION.-Opposes State interferissue of 1890 permanently settled; de ence with parental rights and rights of nounces the "Dodge" law as the most conscience in the education of children objectionable form of paternal legislation, as an infringement of the fundamental and expresses satisfaction at the "gerry Democratic doctrine that the largest inmander decision.

dividual liberty consistent with the rights WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN,

of others insures the highest type of

American citizens and the best governAugust 17, 1892.

ment. STATE BANKS.-Asserts unqualified MISCELLANEOUS.--Praises Mr. Cleveopposition to proposition in Democratic land and instructs Chicago delegates to National platform to repeal the tax levied act as a unit; opposes sumptuary laws by the Federal law on the circulation of and praises Democratic State government. State banks, a policy which would again WISCONSIN DEMOCRATIC, flood the country with wildcat money and subject the people to annoyance and losses

August 31, 1892. consequent upon a fluctuating, uncertain EDUCATION.- "The Bennett law has and depreclated currency.

been repealed and the Democrats of WisEDUCATION.- Reaffirms and unquall consin have shown their loyalty to the fiedly indorses the declaration of the May cause of popular education in practical Republican convention, and denounces form by adding over $100,000 to the further agitation of the subject or any school-fund income and by increasing the attempt by any one or any party for any appropriations to the State University purpose to create or foster division lines over $65,000 a year for the next six of religion, education or nativity.

years. APPORTIONMENT LAW.-Denounces MISCELLANEOUS. Opposes sumptuary outrageous partisanship of Democratic laws and pledges the Democratic party majority in the lata extra session of the anew to continued honesty and economy: Legislature in forcing enactment of 80 indorses Chicago platform and candidates.

WISCONSIN PEOPLE'S PARTY, American workingmen to compete with March 30, 1892.

the cheap labor of Europe and Asia by

admitting the products of such labor free; Indorses resolutions adopted at the St. of repealing our reciprocity treaties, and Louis conference, demanding free and un closing the markets of the world to our limited coinage of silver, graduated in produce for the benefit of other nations." come tax, postal savings banks and Goy STATE BANKS."We oppose restoring ernment ownership of railroads and tele the old wildcat banking system of ante. graph and telephone lines, and demands bellum days and again flooding our counthat evidence of indebtedness shall be try with worthless money." taxed and shall not draw interest unless LAND.-Favors cession of the arid shown to be duly assessed; that board of lands to the State, subject to the hometrade gambling be suppressed and laws stead laws, with such legislation as will enacted to prohibit combinations to con secure inaximum benefits to the people trol the markets; asks Wisconsin Repre- and prevent accumulation of land in large sentatives in Congress to support the

tracts in the hands of single individuals passage of an anti-option bill at the pres or corporations, and with power to lease ent session, and favors woman suffrage. the same in small tracts to actual set

tlers; and denounces Democratic propoWYOMING REPUBLICAN, sition to maintain such lands forever as May 4, 1892.

an open common, as making their use

and occupancy a constant cause of conReiterates devotion to Protection; op fict and contention between our citizens. poses strenuously importation of servile MISCELLANEOUS.-Opposes class legislabor; favors liberal pensions; declares lation, favors equal and exact enforcethat "the money of the country should ment of laws, establishment of Bureau of be founded on both gold and silver, and Labor and Arbitration, and approves Harthis regult may be achieved by wise and rison Administration and Minneapolis timely legislation and international con- platform. ference, tending to the restoration of silver, not only as money of the Nation, WYOMING DEMOCRATIC, but &S current coin of the civilized

April 15, 1892. world" : demands the enforcement of the law among all, of whatever rank or con

"We arraign the National Republican dition in life; pledges the party to every

party for its pursuance of a ruinous pubmeans and influence in its power to pro

lic policy, detrimental to the general tect life and property in every section of

welfare of the great laboring and prothe State; halls with pleasure the pres

ducing masses of the people of the United ence of ladies in the convention as ac

States, and we especially charge that it credited delegates; invites the women of

has degenerated into a vast commercial the State to participate in the party con

combine, using the lawmaking and execu

tive branches of the Government to create ventions, and praises Harrison's Adminis

and foster favored classes and monopotration.

lists, thereby enriching these classes unWYOMING REPUBLICAN, til their enormous wealth threatens the

purity and stability of republican instiSeptember 14, 1892.

tutions, And on the other hand, by its TARIFF.-"We indorse the McKinley grinding exactions and discriminations it bill, which has given a new impetus to is impoverishing the masses of the comAmerican industries; the Blaine reciproc mon people of the Nation. We denounce ity measures, which have opened to the the appropriations of the List Congress United States the markets of the world as a reckless and extravagant expendiand brought our exj.orts up to more than ture of public money and we demand $1,000,000,000 per annum; we are opposed strict economy in the management of to the Democratic schemes of forcing Governmental affairs."


MARCH 4, 1891-MARCH 3, 1893.


LEVI P. MORTON, of New York, Vice-President and President or the Senate,

ANSON G. MCCook, of New York, Secretary.
The Senate in the LIII Congress was composed of 47 Republicans, 39 Democrats and 2
Independents. Total, 88,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. CHARLES F. CRISP, of Georgia, Speaker. JAMES KERR, of Pennsylvania, Clerk. (Republicans (in Roman), -8: Domocrats (in Italic), 233;, Farmers' Alliance (in SMALL

CAPS), 9; vacancies, 2; total, 332.]

INDIANA. 1. Richard H. Clarke.... Mobile.

1. William F. Parrett. Evansville. 2. Hilary A. Herbert........ Montgomery. 2. John L. Bretz....

.Jasper. 3. William C. Oates.. ......Abbeville. 3. Jason B. Brown.

Seymour. 4. Louis W. Turpin. ......Nowbern.

4. William 8. Holman. Aurora. 5. James E. Cobb..

Tuskegee. 5. George W. Cooper... Columbus. 6. John H. Bankhead. Fayette 0. H. 6. Henry V. Johnson. Richmond. 7. William H. Forney. ...Jacksonville. 7. William D. Bynum.. .. Indianapolis. 8. Joseph Wheeler.


8. Elijah V. Brookshire...... Crawfordsville ARKANSAB. 9. Daniel Waugh...

Tipton. 1. William H. Cate.. .Jonesborough.

10. David H. Patton.. Remington. 2. Clifton R. Breckinridge...Pins Blut,

11. Augustus N. Martin. Bluffton.

12. Charles A. O. McClellan... Auburn. 3. Thomas C. McRae... Prescott. 4. William L. Terry

Little Rock.

13. Benjamin F. Shively...... South Bend. 5. Samuel W. Peel... Bentonville.


1. John J. Seerley.. Burlington, 1. Thomas J. Geary. .Santa Rosa. 2. Waiter I. Hayes.

Clinton. 2. Anthony Caminetti. .Jackson.

3. David B. Henderson Dubuque. 3. S. G. Hilborn*.

4. Walt H. Butler..

West Union. 4. John T. Cutting San Francisco.

5. John T. Hamilton.. Cedar Rapids. 5. Eugene F. Loud.

San Francisco.
6. Fred, E. White

Webster. 6. William W. Bowers... San Diego. 7. John A. T. Hull... Des Moines,

8. James P. Flick.......... Bedford. COLORADO.

9. Thomas Boroman.. Council Bluffs 1. Hosea Townsend........ Silver Clie

10. Jonathan P. Dolliver Fort Dodge. CONNECTICUT.

11. George D. Perkins...... ..Sioux City. 1. Lewis Sperry. Hartford,

KANSAS. 2. Washington F. Willcox... Deep River. 3. Charles A. Russell ....... Kilingly. 1. Case Broderick... Holton. 4. Robert E. De Forest... .Bridgeport.

2. Edward H. Funston Iola.


Milford. 1. John W. Causey.....


Topeka. 5. JOHN DAVIS..

Junction City. FLORIDA.

6. WILLIAM BAKER.... Lincoln. 1. Stephen R. Mallory. Pensacola. 7. JERRY SIMPSON.

Medicine L'dge 2. Robert Bullock. Ocala.

KENTUCKY. GEORGIA. 1. Rufus E. Lester.


1. William J. Stone. Kuttawa. Quitman.

2. William T. Ellis.. 2. Henry G. Turner..

Owensborough 3. Charles F. Crisp..

Americus. 3. Isaac H. Goodnight. Franklin. 4, Charles L. Moses.


4. Alex. B. Montgumery. Elizabethtowne 5. Leonidas F. Livingston... King.

5. Asher G. Caruth.

Lcuisyille. 6. James H. Blount... Macon.

6. Worth w. Dickerson Williamstown. 7. R. William Everett.. Fish.

7. Wm. C. P. Breckinridge... Lexington. 8. Thomas G. Lawson... Eatonton.

8. James B. McCreary.. Richmond. 9. THOMAS E. WINN.

Lawrenceville. 9. Thomas H. Paynter Gieenup. 10.1 HOMAS E. WATSON... Thonison. 10. Joseph M. Kendallt. West Liberty. IDAHO.

11. John H. Wilson... ..Barboursville, 1. Willis Sweet Moscow.



1. Adolph Meyer.... New-Orleans. Chicago.

2. Matthew D. Lagan........ 2. Larorence E. McGann...

New Orleans. 3. Allan C. Dirborow, fr.. Chicago.

3. Andrew Price........... .La Fourche 4. Walter 0. Newberry. .Chicago.


4. Newton C. Blanchard..... 5. Albert J. Hopkins ........Aurora.


5. Charles J. Boatner. .Monroe. 6. Robert R. Hítt.

Mount Morris. 7. Thomas J. Henderson, ...Princeton.

6. Samuel M. Robertson... ...Baton Rouge. 8. Lewis Steward.. Plano.

MAINE. 9. Herman W. Snow...... Sheldon.

1. Thomas B. Reed .Portland. 10. Philip S. Post


2. Nelson Dingley, jr. ...... Lewiston, 11. Benjamin T. Cable.. ...... Rock Island.

3. Seth L. Milliken ....... ...Belfast. 12. Scott Wike.

P tsfield.

4. Charles A. Boutelle.....Bangor. 13. William M. Springer.. Springfield 14. Owen Scott. Bloomington.

MARYLAND. 15. Samuel T. Busey.


1. John B. Browni.......... Centreville. 16. George W. Fithian. Newton.

2. Herman Stump.

Bel Air. 17. Eduard Lane.

Hillsborough. 3. Harry Welles Rusk. Baltimore. 18. William S. Forman Nashville. 4. Tsidor Raymer....

Baltimore. 19. James R. Williams. Carmi.

5. Barnes Compton... Laurel, 20. George W. Smith .........Murphysboro. 6. Williaan M. McKaig......Cumberland.

* In place of Hon. Joseph McKenna, resigned March 28, 1892, to become u. 8. Circuit Judge.

Qualified May 5, 1892, to succeed Hon. John W. Kendall, died March 7. 1892.
In place of Hon. Henry Page, resigned to accept a State Judgeship.

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