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Yes it's ringing in the air. A reform is coming a reform tnat is seated deep in the minds of the peo ple. It's a reform founded on the eternal principles of right. It's a reform coming in answer to the cry that is coming up from the hun dreds and thousands in this land to-day for help. It's coming as a missionary in a civilized land to take those people by the hand and lift them up "Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up.' It's a reform for lifting up and protecting the oppressed, because it's a reform of love "Thou shalt love thy neigh bor." "0, brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother. Where pity dwells, the love of God is there ; to worship rightly is to love each other; each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer." "God is love," It's a reform of love, be cause its mission is to protect the weary toilers of this country against the monopoly Pharaos who are per mitted in the name of usurpation through combinations of trusts each of which are allowed by legislation to grind the face ot the poor and rob labor of its just reward. "Be hold the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields which is kept by you by fraud, crieth, and the cries of them who have reaped (that is of them who have done tho work) are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabbath." It's a reform for the re-organization of justice, on which we can raise the standard of our christian civilization; for, without justice, christian civilization is dead. Tho policy of a political party that infringes npon the claims of justice is uncivilized, un-American, and should be abandoned by every patriot and friendof justice. It is a reform that is knocking at the door of the moral conscience of every preachr, every church mem ber and every one who has a spark of sympathy or love within his breast for those who are being re duced to poverty and wretchedness by reason of corrupt, unjust legisla tion. It is not only knocking at the conscience, but it is crying out, "Oh ! where is tho church of the Carpenter of Nazareth ?" Is it tak ing him by the hand and lifting him up ? Is it doing the work that its head and King did, while here on earth ? Are its nearly four million voters in the United States saying by virtue of their votes, "Violence shall no more be heard in the land ; wasting nor destruction within thy borders." "Happy is the people whose God is the Lord." It's a re form, that on its banner is inscribed The moral decalogue and golden rule have a place in politics. It's a reform that wholesale and retail ly ing cannot down, for its foundation is built on truth. It's a reform that will not down to the single or dou ble schemes of Republican and Democratic intriguers ; fusion or no fusion. Workmen will not receive a just proportion of the product of their labor until they receive the whole product. In order to receive the whole product, they must receive the profits which now go to the em ployers, in addition to their wages. In order to receive the profits which now go to the employers, they must become their own employers. The only way by which they can become their own employers is to assume through salaried agents the conduct of industry as they have already (in this country) assumed the con duct of political affairs. The presi dent, governor, and mayor do not make a profit on the business of the nation, state or city, as employers do upon the industries which they manage. These and all other pub lic officials receive salaries only as agents, the business being conduct ed for the benefit of the people as the principals. There is no more sense in permitting tho industrial affairs of this country to be run for pri vate profit than there would be in permitting their political affairs to be so exploited. Our industries are just as properly public business as our politics, and a great deal more important to us all. As soon as the people wake up to the realization of this, fact, there will be no ground left for a dispute between workmen and capitalists, for every one will be at one and the same time em ployer and employee. New Nation. Capt. G. W. Loyd, of New Roch elle, N. Y., has our . thanks for a photograph of a scene on board his yachl. He writes as follows : "I am so well jjleascd with the way you conduct your paper, I send you my picture, taken on my yacht, F. A. & I. U. I sail for Cow Bay,th IJueen's county, L. I., iN. l . nope to send you some subscribers from that place and Port Washington. As Indianapolis, Ind., was the place where Peter Cooper was nominated, I forgive the vincent boys for locat ing there." Col. Harris, of Ft. Scott, a well- known Democrat, is making Repub- j lican speeches, and Republicans cheer this ex-rebel to the echo. 0, how "we Republicans" and "we Democrats" do hate each other! Do Yon Want u Reform Paper from Dixie? The Montezuma Record is the only square out, shoulder-hitting, all wool and a yard wido reform pa per in Georgia. It is and 8 page, 6 column paper and is red-hot all over. Price $1 a year, 50 cents for six months. Sample oopies five cents. No free samples. Send us your name and and help us in this great battle for reform and good government controlled by the peo ple, and not the politicians. . Address, Record, Montezuma, Ga, Rapine, Old Style and New. In the olden time, when might had a mind to lord it over right, it took its good claymore in hand and went out in search of adventures. It slew its weaker adversary, appro priated to itself its lands and cattle and kine, and came home in tri umph, bringing stores of spoils and attended by knights in armor and slaves in chains.. Then it gave itself a title and founded a dynasty, and got poets to sing its praises and fools to make it merry, and historians to write down genius and prowess for mere brute force and "IKi""B r ".'' " puiagc. iuuucru rapuuiiy is muie ingenius and less manly. The older ruffianism at least took its life in its own hand and gave its enemy a chance. Its degenerate scion finds safer and surer means of achieving its desires. It organizes a corpora tion. It gets a charter.. It hires a lobby. It leases an organ. It bnys a legislature. And, there you are! Millions to a few, misery to all others ; with the law to sustain the proceeding, and, if need be just as in the days of yore troops to enforce it! Courier-Journal. Alliance Democracy. The formation of Democratic clubs in Tennessee and some sec tions of Georgia, has given rise to the expression that true Democrats should arouse in order to oppose the new leaders and fight the strange fallacies which are before us. In Nashville a club has been formed for the purpose of combatting a se cret political organization hostile to the Democratic party in its methods and seeking to control the Demo cratic party in Tennessee. The, papers are advising the organiza tion of such clubs in every county in the state, for there can be no longer any doubt that the leaders of e Alliance have determined to commit the Democratic party to the sub-treasury and land loan schemes, and to elect candidates who favor those sehemes. The Memphis Ap peal truthfully says that "it is im possible for a man to favor the sub-treasury and land loan without sacrificing Democratic principles. The war is on," We get the above from the Ma con News. If the Democratic party will not favor the essential princi- ! pies of the Ocala platform, it means a split and war is on sure enough. The Citizens' Alliance will not affiliate with a party which refuses to accept its demands, and will go right in the middle of the road and run over both of the old parties if they do not get out of the way. Montezuma (Ga.) Record. According- to the Bulletin, the Republicans and Democrats of Har per county are preparing to unite to defeat the People's party. What a wonderful love the young editors of the Agitator and Journal are cultivating all at once for the soldiers. It is really pitiable to bt hold those - great crocodile tears running down their faces every time they speak of the way the Re publican convention sat down on the old soldier. r In order to check the flow of lachrymal fluid from the optics of these sorrowing contemporaries we will state that only one man was a candidate before the convention who had been a soldier, and he was nominated--not only by a majority of of four, as the Journal has it, but by a vote of 96 to 84, and then by a unanimous vote. The Republican party shows its gratitude to the old soldier by deeds, more than by mere words, and the boys in blue know their friends. Garnett Eagle. We can speak for only one of the "young editors," and for that one wo will say that he has ever been a friend of the old soldier. We have done all we could, by word or deed, to brighten and make more cheerful and comfortable the declining years of the "boys" who fought to save this country. We have no patience with a lot of sniveling hypocrites who "say and do not;" who assem ble in convention and pass resolu tions about love for the old soldier, and then do all they can to defeat the nomination of the old soldier for office. True, the "young ed itor" of the Agitator was not a soldier, because he was too young to be one. That is more than the editor of the Eagle can say. But two of the . editors of this paper were soldiers in the late war, and they possess more patriotism in each of their little fingers .than is contained in the whole of. Trigg's big burly body. And now as to those Republican nominations. When Trigg says that there was only one soldier candidate before the Republican convention, he knowingly utters a falsehood. He knows there were several 6oldier candidates, and he knows that the one soldier who did receive a nomi- nation got there by the merest "scratch." So "the Republican party shows its gratitude to the old soldier by deeds, more than by words," does it? How about the disposition of the postoffices in the Second congressional district by Congressman Funston, and not only in this district, but in every dis trict in the state 1 And how about the appointment of C. A. Ilenrie, the "flannel-mouthed" anarchist, who was given a position, with a good salary, by Gov. Humphrey, because he (Ilenrie) knew too much about the Coffey ville dynamite plot? and that, too, in the face of the fact that there were hundreds of old soldiers in the state who were fully competent to fill the position. And we could go on, and on, giving hun dreds of cases where the old soldier has been obliged to take a back seat and make way for aspirants for office who never smelled powder, much less saw a battle-field ; but it is true that "the boys in blue know their friends," and they are rapidly learning that their true friends are not the b6sses of the Republican, party.