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JNO INCREASE DESIRED
TAXPAYERS THINK UNCLE SAM'S
ARMY BIG ENOUGH.
fonipoin V.en. Sehotield Stands .IghaAt at
tho Condition or the Country and Pro
pones ."Wore Salaries ms the Itemed?
Work of the üeforiners.
The Army and tho 1'eople.
Tho Chicago Times says tho People's
?arty of tho United States might wise
y obtain several hundred thousand
copies of Maj. Gen. John M. Sehotield's
report on the operations of the United
States armv for tho last vear und
scatter them broadcast as a telling
campaign document. (Jen. Sehotield
stands aghast ut tho condition of tho
country, but, tiuliko some people who
do not wear epaulets, ho is ready with
an immediate remedy for it. There
are men who think tho nation needs
less tarilV or more, the uingle tax upon
land values, or tho collective owner
ship of all means of production and
distribution, free coinage of silver or
tho abolition of national banks, but
leu. Sehotield seems to s and very
much alone in his choice of a anacea,
"We, the tanners of Wassdortf
Bclieim." read a celebrated memorial
which has passed into ai proverb, "re
spectfully suggest to the committee on
defense against the approaching enemy
that for bulidihg redoubts, counter
scarps, and bastions there is no'hiug
For assuaging tho industrial unrest
which has seized upm the people the
chief soldier of i he nation thinks there
is nothing like m ie soldiers.
The railroad strike and boycott of
last summer Sehotield calls an insur
rection, as indee I it was, as railroad
cor, orations are recognized as part of
the natioi al Government by the ap
poiutmeut of t'.iciiard Olney as At-tornev-Gcticral,
anv resistance to rail
road tvrannv is rebellion and mav vet
be cons rued as treason, in the course
of his report 0:1 this insurrection tho
major general says :
Mole than om-o an Infuriated uioh In a h!u
ICle 1 ity was twlre as formidable in niimters
ami capanle of do. n.: vastly greater injury to
life and property tn.iu tho most formidable
combination of Indian warriors that ever con
fronted th army in tins country. In other
words, the army lias recently teen required to
deal with au enemy far nior-j numerous ami
uanneroiis to the country than any Kiv:y;e
tieiny which it has heretofore Leen called up
on to meet.
Tho Times does not recall any in
stance of a regular soldier having
been injured by this "infuriated mob,"
nor even of any case in which shots
were lired at tho troops by this"eneniy
more numerous and dangerous'' than
the savages who slaughtered Custer
and his followers. Put doubtless
through the literary skill of a major
general pleading for more soldiers the
holi lay camp on the lake front will in
time be described as tho Thermopohu
of a band of heroes making a desper
ate and bloody resistance to tho cruel
hosts of murder, rapine and anarchy.
It is a sadlv significant thing that
throughout this plea of the profession
al soldier for more murder machines,
human and Mechanical, it is for the
suppression of domestic disorders
alone that is to say, for the coercion
or killing of American ci:izens that
he declares them necessary. Here is
his general statement of tne situation:
His certainly manifest that tho present
condition of ti e country, with a jopiilatio j of
near Tu.uj'.u o, under the danger of disorder
now known to exist, cannot be met lythe
tame foico that was deemed adequate tuenty
tive years au. wiien the population oi' the
country was less than half its present amount
and domestic violence was not apprehended
"Why is it that domestic violence is
more to bo apprehended to-day than
twenty-live years ago? Are we not
richer? 11a vo we not within that
quarter of a century opened to set! le
nient and given over to productive use
vast extents of territory exceeding in
natural wealth many a populous em
pire of the old world? Have we not
multiplied facilities for educating our
people? Do not the school houses
and the churches keep pace with the
increase of population? Has not tho
output of the printing press so vastly
increased that tho means for mental
culture is at tho disposal of every man,
however poor, however far removed
from the great centers of thought and
learning? There can bo but one an
swer to all these questions an un
qualified allirmaiive, and yet in tho
face of it all the Times will agree with
Gen. iiholield that there is more dan
ger of domestic violence than there
was twentv-five vears ago.
lint would it not be better to seek
out and extirpato the causes which
along with this unparalleled increase
in wealth, in facilities for education,
in diffusion of useful knowledge, have
bred the discontent of tho people and
that sense of bitter oppression which
now and then breaks out in violent re
sistance to the law than it would be to
leave those causes operative and over
awo with bayonets and Galling guns
those who voice tho protest of the
Gen. Sehotield asks for "two addi
tional regiments of cavalry to pa rol
the long lines of railroads under Gov
ernment protection." In what other
country of the world are railroads con
ducted under military protection ? A
great number of railroads of America
aro now "under the protection of tho
Government," having been bankrupted
by dishonest or incompetent managers
and tttrned over to tho federal courts
to conduct through receivers. To
many of these roads tho people gavo
lavishly of public lands for subsidies,
to all they have paid nt one timo or
another exhorbitant freight rates, nono
have ever paid their honest sharo of
the burden of taxation. The people
aro now taxed for the support of tho
federal courts which are running these
roads in the interest of their "owners.
Shall they bo further taxed to provide
regiments of cavalry to 1 atrol tho
roads and help enforco tho oppressive
dicts of their dictators? "We rather
Gen. Schoficld calls special attention
to "the wiso forethought" which has
led tho Government to establish "large
military posts near the great business
and railroad centers of tho country.
He neglected, however, to eulogize tho
noble benevolence which induced the
great business and railroad kings to
THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN GEORGIA.
contribute largely toward the cost of J
furnishing sites for these armed camps.
Hut he wants more soldiers for them,
thinking evidently that there is some- i
thing in modern business methods, in
modern railway methods, which makes
it essential to guard their practioners
with federal troops. As a soldier tho
General does not stop to think, ono of
the chief beauties of his profession be
ing that its pay is comfortable, its dig
nity overwhelming, its demand for in
tellectual effort absolutely non-existent.
JJut other people do think, and
as, thank God, professional soldiers do
not make our laws or levy our taxes it
will be ft long time before tho people
will vote to increase the standing army
that the holders of monopoly, the pos
sessors of privilege, the oppressors of
tho people may bo upheld and pro
tected in their oppressions by armed
men paid out of the tax fund, which is
principally drawn from the very peo
ple against whom their rilles are level
ed. Tax I ho Vampire.
If a man should determino to go to
tilling the soil to raise potatoes and
turnips to till his empty stomach
where would he go to gt laud?
About the first thing ho would run
onto after being ordered to "keep off
the grass" of land owned by private
speculators, would be the wire fences
of railroad corporations. To give tho
readers some i lea of tho amount of
land held by railroad i as subsidies, we
publish the following list which is
only a partial one. Beside the lis1; wo
publish, it is safe to estimate that not
one acre less than J3,U0O,0U0 are not
taken into account. Tho following
railroads own the number of acres set
opposite their names:
Texas Pacific IS.IO'.O 0
l'nioii l'aclüe 1-V '.' 0 )
Kansas Pacti.c... ö.OjO.'M)
Denver l'acihV 1,0.0,00)
Central Pacinc ll.o w.one
Southern I'acitle W.iVJO.wO
Northern I'ucitic i:,JO,0 w
St Paul and Tacitic l.7:.3,u:U
Oregon O-ntial .. l.'.UJ.t.OJ
Cairo and Fulton 'J.'JJOJOi
Wisconsin Central... I.s tum
Oregon and California .J.r. o.ux)
ivnsacola and iieoria .; s,.VJ
Mohilo and Ohio Kiver l.io-.ii.o
St. I'aul and Sioux t lty l.iOMWO
Iowa Fall.; and Sioux Citv i',i.M4
st. Joseph ami Denver City l.ioo.uo
Missouri. Kansas and Texan l.u.U.iW
.wctJrejror and .Missouri Kiver l.llW
Facltic and Southwest lhanch 1.101.41
Jackson. Lansing ami Sag naw l.lHrj.tVV)
Hnrlinyton and Missouri Kiver v.a . 1 . ou
Aieh.soa. Topeka and Santa Ko a.nuOOUO
Cedar Kapids and Missouri Kiver l,'..'7;i.i
No. Ilaton Köllme and Vicksbtirtr :V(0 0
111. Central, Mobile and Chicago .:' l'5.uf.l
Chicago. Hock Island an I la -inc. ;.Ci;.Pl
Missouri Kiver. Fort Scott and (Jnlf .. 3,.V0.0UU
In face of this showing Ave would
like to inquire what there is wrong
about the scheme of Henry George to
tax these vampires till they let go?
Land, air, water and sunslnno God
made for man and not for corporations
to speculate 111.
I'onder Otcr This.
Here is .some stuff for toilers to chew
It would have taken -18, .150 pounds
of wool to pay Lincoln's salary iu 18tU.
This vear the wool men will have to
put up o-lO.OOO pounds to pay our pisca
torial agent of Itothschild, occupying
the While House. Am t the dear old
Had Lincoln's salary for 18G1 been
paid in cotton, it would have taken
lol,T7D pounds. Was Cleveland's sal
ary for this year paid in cotton, it
would take 8.'W,&U pounds. Therefore
the cotton growers are obliged to grow
about seven times as much cotton now
to pay the salaries of their public offic
ials as they did before we aJopted Eng
land's financial policy. Hurrah for
John Pull ami the gold standard!
In 18(11 it took '10,310 bushels of
wheat to pay President Lincoln's sal
ary for one year. To-day President
Cleveland can go into a Chicago mar
ket and buy with his year's salary 81,
807 bushels, which if sold at Lincoln's
prices would equal $108,300. Thus by
the destruction of the greenbacks ami
the demonetization of silver, the gold
bug party bosses have by legislation
increased the purchasing power of
their salaries till tho taxpayers of the
country aro compelled to pay in the
products of their toil nearly eight
times as much to Cleveland as they
paid to Lincoln. No wonder G rover
favors a gold basis. Liviug Issue.
Cold hy tho liusliel.
Some years ago it was announced
that there was a prospect that dia
monds would becomo so plenty that
probably they would not bo worth
more than 10 cents a carat. Hut the
prospectivo yield did not materialize.
Just now we are being told that tho
yield of gold is largely increasing. For
the last fiscal vear our gold coinago
amounted to $Ul 19 1,1)12.50, and dur
ing 11 months ending with August our
miuts coined $108.089,412.50. Tho
production of gold during tho present
pear iu this country is estimated at
$42,000,000 or about $7,000,000 over
tho production last year. Tho national
bank dailies, and probably tho farm
papers that are run in tho interest of
capital, will prato equolently about
this increase of the yellow metal and
of our circulating medium. Some o!
them aro already holding it up as an
answer to the frequent ih claration that
tho value of the dollai is growing
greater and that our circulating me
dium is being contracted. It is all
rank hypocrisy. The whole aim and
study of the money-loaning sharks and
their apologetic press and their tools
In Congress, are to make money scarce
and dear and other property cheap. A
trille increase in gold production
counts lor nothing against the pur
poses of these cold-blooded leeches.
Let the increase once amount to enough
to lower tho value of their dollar ant
make money more plenty, and everv
banker and Shylock-serving editor am'
Congressman will deiiounco "the
money of the world" as if it wero
poisonous to the touch and a treason
to the State. In the financial history
of (treat llrituin, tho prospect of an
abundant production of gold has some
times turned tho face of her grasping
misers lovingly toward silver. There
is no friendship among our financial
manipulators foranythingou earth cut
of which money can be made to decent
ly lloat tho commerce of the country,
and never will be. They aro fur a lf0
cent dollar every time; they mean tc
double tho obligations of tho debtor
by enhancing the value ot the dollar;
they aim to appreciate tho value ol
their bonds and their coin while do
preeiatiug thealuo of our farms and
farm products. They are engaged in
promoting their own peltish interests,
and the remedy in tho hands of the
people is to force into circulation 0
dollar that shall bo worth 100 cents
and only 100 cents. Farmers' Voice.
They Vote Wronff
That the people cannot send a ten
pound package of merchandise to any
place in tho United States for ten
cents is bacatise people vote Congress
men who listen to anti-chamber argu
ments by well-paid lobbies of the ex
press companies. It can bo done with
the present postal plant facilities and
no money lost on it, but then how
would men become millionares in the
express business? Voto for men who
want to leave things as they aro I
Study the money question.
M.i:chixu through Georgia" the
The absence of dollars means an ab
sence of trade.
Low riucKs mean difficulty in the
payment of debts.
If people had more dollars mer
chants would sell more goods.
Moke education and less legislation
would produce benelicial results.
A coli day is now not far off for the
millions of unemployed of tho laud.
Mn. Coxey will bear watching. The
first thing we know he'll bo in Con
gress. There is a split in the Democratic
party of Nebraska. That means Pop
Don't let the boys forget that a ma
jority of Democrats in Congress voted
against free silver.
Charity soup houses will soon be in
full bloom again. They are tho flow
ers that bloom under the old party
The Populist National Committee
slate that, the party will elect fifty
Congressmen and control the next
There is not a moment to lose, lie
member that orgauized fraud must be
overcome by organized patriotism. De
termine ou a fair count.
Take this text and preach from it
up to the election day : "Why is it
that amid unparallelled bounty of pro
duction millions are hungry?"
Gov. Altoeli of Illinois states that
$10,000,000 of property in that stato
goes free of taxation. A good portion
of this untaxed property belongs to
That big Georgia Populist voto has
set the llepublican party to trembling
also. Tho handwriting is on the wall,
gentlemen; take your medicine, that's
what it was made for.
It is now a foregono conclusion that
the next President will bo elected by
the Lower Houso of Congress, if tho
new party does not succeed in electing
hin by the electoral college.
T.'.e Democrats aro again promising
tho jttoplo to pass a freo silver law.
Democratic promises aro at a heavy
discount. They aro unsound and un
stable, mid need to bo placed and
kept on a parity with good faith.
Democrats would have tho voter be
lieve that business is rapiuly on the
mend; but tho idle wage earner knows
better, whilo tho farmer does not need
to bo hit with a brickbat to realizo
that prices of products of the farm. aro
still ruinously low and fail to extend
a helping hand in lifting tho mortgage.
REIGN OF LANDLORDS
MORE THAN HALF OF OUR FAM
ILIES ARE HOMELESS.
Have So Claim Whatever to the Homes
In Which They IMvrll-liralIclUm That
I Startling:, Indeed-Head These I'ijj
urcs and Study Their .1Ieunin.
.t the I-aiwi King Mercy.
More than half of the total 1: umber
ff families iu tho United Stares are
homeless, having no claim whatever to
the house in which thev dwell, an ad
ditional seventh whose homes are
mortgaged, only per cent, of the
families of tho country who own their
own homes free from incumbrance
theso are some of the startling and
thouirht-provoking conditions revealed
by the United States census for 1800.
The figures are as follows : Number of
families, 12.000,102; number of tenants,
0,02:,7o."i, or 52 per cent, of the whole
number; number of families whose
places of abode are incumbered by
mortgages, 1,000, 8! 10, or 11 per cent;
number of families whose homes are
free from debt, 4.U0O,D27, or li per
cent, of the total number. These figures
include farmers and the people who
live in villages, towns, ami the smaller
cities. The following table showing
tho conditions in these respects of
thirty cities of tho country, east, west,
north, and south, of .r0,000 population
and over, indicate how great is the
disparity among urban families:
" I Kamllif.t'
i H V, X A
! ' - C TX C j "C
i " - T 3
1 ; ö , " 'i
I : S o : 0 s .
; s - - j.
I ntl.M. : 3
I . y 2 i
O 3 I .; V 3
1 ; . r . r. 3 -
i ; - t r.
: 5? : : 3-
Atlanta. (Ja l-,"!"! l.:v J.Tf-s
ltalttinore n. I."T r.;t.r.i; !, I'.'V l7,Ut'.
Hoston nuu:; 7:1.10; r. 110 in.ni-.
i CaintrMuo ll.I.M n .T"1 l.'J-r.' J.VA
raunten l.'.tv.'l ..?'. 1' l.VüTl i.fc'i:;
j Charleston H.om; h,;j. -'. I.U.7
! t'lnc-.nuati , ... a. l-.'.i .M,-.v.i .Vi-.m s.g:s-
Columbus i7,vs.' r.MO-j .-.').; :.iH7
l'alt Kiver ll.-.s: !',s.i 1,1 is l.v.ss
Hartford ILM.' v,W 1.U7 l,o.r
Jersey City :il.:n7 : V. 01 4.(h'
Kansas City 1 ?:lv yivjss -.'. .'-'
Lincoln ;mi;U) i.o e l.lis l.'OI
Lowell lt.s ti li.itis l.-JH iM.vt
I.ynn. Mass 1 7 1 s.-lll l.l" i.'.'-'m
Memphis l.'V.Ml 1'i.s.c 1'.' V.l'.il
Minneapolis :;,,'.7.'i't itijtvj r.is: 1.71.S
Nashville : !5.ii lv.'.:ii() 1 H 'J.'.r.t
New ii:i veil ir.-:rs i '.7 ,,:n -J.:i;i
Xewarit 1 :s,Mi :o,:( . 1,0-17 -i.ain
New York ::i-',7.M',,ir.M-:Vi s.iss ll.CiO
Omaha ! .:U7 lrt.XM. ,j Ms :.Mt
l'atersoji : it(,:sjj r.'.t;r, i.;:t
Philadelphia vU'.V.i-.'llftf.f-Ht I;.'.. .n. '.:$
l'itt.Hbtu- ."...'.:.' S.Misy lni 7.'.l'.
Providence . .. v'.. is; y'.irtt1 .'.-( :',7."l
St Loai lM..vfo 7.'.tu! 4.S.1 i:7
Trenton 1 i.-7i s.i.li v.lftl 1. :"
Washington i:-.;h :i-..v.7 j v.ik '. S.:'A '
Wore Hier IT. l:i.uit, :i S!- i.s:l.
New York represents the extreme
cmleney to the concentration of land
ownership, with its 01 per cent, of
homeless families subject to the ca
price of the landlord. tit the average
of all the cities shows that the tenant
families represent 70 per cent, of the
total number, while the average of
mortgaged homes is 0 percent., and of
free from inc-mbrance a pitiful 15 per
Xor is this the most suggestive lesson
of these census figures. In a nation
where the people saug in truth but a
few short years ago
Ami I'ncle Sam is rich enough
To nlve us each a farm
to-day :V. per cent, of our farming
population are tenants, just about the
same proportion that is found in Bel
gium, Trance, (iermany, and many
other countries, while iu Sweden the
percentage of farm tenants falls to 17
per cent, of tho whole number. And
yet Maj. McKinley and the advocates
of protection Dcast of the freo land
and the free homes which tlie beneli
cent 1 olicy of the Üepuhlicau party
has encouraged and developed !" What
is tho advantage, save that which
generous nature gives, of the American
farmer over his fellow who leases his
patch of ground in the land ruled by
a monarch ?
The close smpathy between land
and labor as indicated h the concen
tration of the former and the increase
in the number of wage-earners, which
is its unfailing concomitant, is suggest
ed by a comparison of census figures
for the last thirty vears. Iu 1800 wage
earners represented 58 per cent, of
those engaged in gainful occupations,
including farmers; in 18S0 the per
centage had grown to 05, and in 1800
it had become 75 three-fourths of the
people depended upon the remaining
fourth for their means of livelihood;
75 j er cent, at the mercy of his majesty
The parallelism is startling, indeed,
and tho ever-increasing rents suggest
the possibilities of tho future if ihere
be not something done to check the
growing power of tho few who own
the land. No sincere, courageous
friend of the people, no irulv patriotic
J citizen who earnestly desires the per
petuation of popular government, can
study theso figures anil read iheir
larger meaning and not b. impressed
with the imperative and immediate
I necessity of such a reform as will re
store to tho peoplo their inherent
rights in all natural opportunities and
briug tho reign of the landlord to an
end, Chicago Times.
What Will Tliey Do?
Onco in a while von hear men ask,
"What assurance can you give us that
the Populists would not sell out to tho
poldbugs like the Democrats have?"
We answer by saying that no ono over
heard of a new party failing to redeem
itu pledges when placed in a position
to do so.
Tho llepublican party, under Jeffer
son, was organized to repeal tho alien
and sedition laws, to kill of primogen
iture ami to prevent the chartering of
national banks. It redeemed every
one of these pledges. 15ut by 1828 Jef
ferson had died, tho peoplo had ceased
to take an activo interest in political
affairs, having turned all that over to
their office-holders, liko they have in
tho south since 1805. The result M as
tho demagogues seized tho reins of
party machinery and put tho banks on
In 1823 JacHpon organized tho Dem-
ocratic party to kill off tho United
States banks. He and his party did it
just as soon as they got in control of
the Government, liy the way, the
Democratic partv was a third party in
ly 1S00 the Kepublican party rose
and went into power to free t!ie ne
groes, and it redeemed this pledge
even at the mouth of the cannon.
Kvery otlice -holder, as a rule, is
faithful to those who can give or take
away the otlice from him. The masses
have not sent a man to Congress in fif
teen years, hence Congressmen treat
the people with contempt. The way
it is done is that the bankers and mon
ey power agree on a man for Congress.
lhey pass the word around through
those who owe them; the papers aro
induced to boom him: the plain people
know him or not, as the case mav be,
but they support the man so highly
reeeomended without ewr knowing
what he is pledged to do if necessary.
lie is nominated and elected; hence
he sticks to them lhat put him in of
fice. The idea that bankers don't take
much stock in politics is all rot. They
uways have been and alwavs will be
the potent factor in politics if the 1 eo
ple will lot them be.
1011 see it the Populists g.-t into
ollice they will ship the bankers and
usurers, and they will serve the people
so as to keep in otlice.
How Can 1iM.lt' Kel?
It is nonsense to talk about a revival
Trade never revived on a falling
market for production.
A necessary article to revive trade is
It takes monev and purchasers to
Who is there with 111011 y to spend
and revive trade?
Can the laborer, who is out of em
ployment, be depended upon to revive
Can the farmer, whose product shave
declined 50 per cent, over last year's
prices, help revive trade?
Will employed labor, under reduced
wages, come to the front and help re
If the consumers have not tin; money
to upend to revive trade, bow is trade
to be revived?
Will someone good at figures please
answer this question, and relievo an
Tht Democrats say trade is to re
vive. Is it going to revive without
anyone reviving it?
Is it going 10 revive despite the ab
sence of purchasers with money to re
vive it V
About the only tiling that is reviving
is Democratic humbuggeiy. liumbug
gery is on the boom.
Trade is dead, and will stay dead
until the people get money by a rising
market. It takes money to pay debts
and revive trade by the purchase of
artiles on the market for sale.
If the farmer should receive more
for for his produce this fall, he would
have more money than he had last
year, and hence could revive more
trade than he did last year.
As everything else the farmer has to
sell is lower than it was last year, how
is the farmer to help revive trade?
Wages of labor has been reduced on
all the railroads and iu the manufac
tories and shops. How is the wage
earners to help trade revive?
Who else is there to revive trade?
If the tradesman caunot sell his goo. Is,
he won't revive very much, will he?
As farm products go down, and
wages decline, the power of the con
sumer is reduced and there is less con
sumed. This is followed by a reduction of
the price of goods, as the tradesman
desires to sell, and trade being dull,
he bids for it by reducing his profits.
Thus thro is a falling market all
around, yet Democrats tell us trade is
reviving. The only thing that is re
viving is the old party campaign liar.
He is vigorous, and appears to be do
ing a active business.
How to Avoid I'aaies.
The country has had panics under
Republican and Democratic adminis
trations. It has had panics under high tariff
and under low tariff laws.
It has had panics under wild cat
banks and under national banks. .
It has had panics under si double
standard under a single gold stand
ard. I has had panics with chattel slavery
and with wage slavery.
It has had panics without railroads
and with private-o-,Tned railroads.
It has had panics with the small
shops and with the great private-owned
It has had panics when its merchant
ships carried its cargoes and when for
eign ships carried them.
It has had panics when farming en
gaged, most of the people and when
manufacturing engaged a large part.
It never had a panic under the Pop
It never had a panic tinder free
It never had a panic with national
money issued to all people alike.
It never had a panic with govern
It never had a panic with government-owned
It never had a panic with government-owned
It never ha I a panic with government-owned
It never had a panic with go eminent-owned
homes for all.
Xor could a panic bo possible under
theso conditions. Put as this would
shut out millionaires they oppose it
with a vehemence that means revolu
tion if necessary.
Now the way to avoid panics, bank
ruptcy, depressions, crimes, and other
desirable social phenomena is to vote
for tho parties that have produced
;ool Work ly ltcformerrt.
The People's party is tioing more to
educate the voters in economics, to ox
plain the horrors of wage-slavery and
tho remedy, than all other reform par
ties. Get a man to thinking on tho
I subject once, get ono economic truth
implautodBin his mind, and ho is pretty
sure to go on to further truths. This
is ono thing that one class of economic
reformers do not seem to comprehend.
They expect the masses to swallow a
whole truth all at onco and it cannot
be done. To oppose the People's
party because it don't go far enough,
to condemn it is a middle-class move
ment, to say its agitators do not tinder
tand and desire to abolish wage-slavery,
is the vaporing of bigots. To
assert that men who have yet a dollar
or two left cannot be depended on
unless he joins a certain party, and
wears a label is ridiculous. All re
form parties are tending toward the
abolition of wage-slavery, but the Peo
plejs party school has tho largest at
tendance and are most anxious to
l'op:ilit K'-oi in Kaunas.
Old party speakers are busy telling
the people of the calamity that befell
Kansas when the state wont Populist.
The following figures will show how
much the Populist administration of
Kansas has saved the people of that
Hy re rani.in:; the state militia., i 1 .'. o.tM
Kx.-essof teen o S-cre.ary of ,ate
tnn.e.l in under a Populist law ..
KM-exs of it--s of An!itr turned
in uii 1' r i-ainc I iw
Kxiessot l es of 15. ink ( ' liniiis.si"ii
turned in under s.itne law . .
l",'siif ch:'f c!-ru of ih' llc;i-
le- than Kcpuldl'-an chief U I ii,
f. r saütc tine
I- es ot senate Secretary less than
vi : '!
1 . 1 1 1
471 1 I
I j 1 . - - i-e iu tailv av taxation
My tc.lüctl 11 of state tax ly Pop
ulist law ".
Populist I a-Nlat are appro: riat oiis
u s- than UVpul'iic an approiTia
tt' u- ior -aiue time
Same in Secret ary of State's ol'Ii-o
My re .u i!iLr salaries and H t-s in
count v o.i.i cs
1 ," .'..
Total savings M. 1 V,
Nor is this all. The Populist s in 1KJ
turned into the treasury unused money
from appropriations c-olo, 1 I '-.t', and
there w ill b.- ijuite as returned t hisyear
at least, making a total of 0 lo.'JST. 12.
II Ol Ol l I .
Total l.'epu'-li au dell im. -y i'ii:s. . s 1 ."
Total otiu-r item, " I. .'..'.:;)
Tosal i'ppropi i .up. im not made .i
or .tin 11 y ear-. '.,'.. o
Toial appropriation-. ;or pm,,- 1 j . 1 -
Tola: sued ly Populist adminis
tration 1.1 r..t . si
Pedllrt credits to 1 ,'i-pl 1 1 1 i.a U s ap-
pporial ous j i'd,ioi,0i
Popui: ile.icieiii y ld!S 7 i.'Oi.i U
Au l Mia .ry exj -n.- 7i.:;i.i,:-i
Net saved ly Populi-t adminis
tration fl.M .'.CI'.'J
.Anionic Our I Iki-liangf.
Tm: Democrats aro in favor of frea
trade, if it don't interfere with protec
tion. Adventist, Nevada, Mo.
Tin: east is now running a political
bunco game with the old party bosses
as cappers. Wichita Daily News.
The east is afraid of a degraded, de
preciated currency. We aro afraid of a
depreciated, degraded people.--lteas-oner.
The Kepublican State Committee it
"paving the freight" on the Democrat
ic campaign in this state. Herald,
The 1 republicans anil Democrats are
on the same side on the financial ques
tion. They are on tho inside. Cin
The honest dollar to-day is tho gold
dollar that takes twice its worth in
products to pay one dollar ol debts. -Tribune,
Yr can no more keep down the
swelling tide of Populism than you
can place an injunction on the sun
light. Sentinel, Dayton, Ohio.
We bully the President, bribe Sen
ators, buy Congressmen, run the Gov
ernment and damn the people; what
are you going to do about it land
holders. An exchange notes the fact that tho
"whole country is kicking." Goi.il
Thar, is auo her evidence that the
country is verv much alive. Press,
It is said by the dispatches that.
"Governor Waiteis out for the Sena
ship." It is the hope of all true pa
triots that he will succeed in catching
it. Chicago Sentinel.
All American panics have b?eu
money panics, the direct result of a
false financial system. So long as this
iniquitous system shall be tolerated
just .so long will panics come.
Pkices of labor and production con
linuo to decline, yet Dcmoculio
stumpers till the people that business
is reviving. Did am body ever hear of
a business revival with a declining
market? Does water llow up hill?
Democrats are not saying a word
now about the silver demonetization
"crime of lST.'J. Wonder it that "crime
of 18'.K" had anything to do with the
oppressive silence maintained by them
on the question? Appeal, JJevier, Mo.
Oil; Populist friends should bear in
mind that persons w ho are good at
making excuses are worthless advo
cates of reform; tho restoration of sil
ver to its place as money has been de
layed for seventeen years by excuses.
Eagle, Newlield, S. D.
Mit. Cleveland- is the greatest let
ter writer that ever lived iu thJ
White House and fished in Pu.zard's
Pay. Ho should write the pco; le a
letter and tell them how much he re
ceived from the whisky trust for h dd
ing the tariff law fortendas. South
It is said that the Democrats of
Watauga County have put out a fam
ily ticket, called the "cousin ticket. '
That's right. The machine wants to
take care of its own. When it's re
duced down to one family it is easily
beaten. Mercury, Hickory, X. C.
One old party ohouts for high tariff
in order to protect the workingmau
and the other shouts for low tariff so
the laborer can get the necessaries of
life cheaper and then they both go in
to "executive session" and proceed to
rob the people. Journal, Rock ford,
Moke dangerous and menacing than
any strike, however, is the carefully
lait plan for bringing about the inter
vention of the Federal Government on
the side of the railroads. Such inter
vention would be intolerable if it wcro
open and avowed. It is not less dan
gerous iu its far reaching consequences
when dono by trick under a strained
interpretation of tho law. New York.