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v iMs J JLl MM i - VOL. 2. KANSAS AGITATOR Devoted to the interests of THEE MASSES. A Fearless, Aggressive, Progressive Advocate of All Reforms'. PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY EVENING. W. 0. CIIAMPE, Editor. W.E.Alexander l' Associate Ed's. J.M.Alexander SUBSCRIPTION RATES : Local edition, per year, - - $1.00 Foreign edition, " - - 50 K.. R. P. A. Drink and Famine. The news that comes from Russia of the distress of the famine-stricken peasants is most appalling. In the valley of the Volga, the people, in some instances, are forced to eat leaves of trees, and grass, as cattle do. How to feed the people of the world on this year's crop is a ques tion of grave importance. To the everlasting disgrace of the ruling class.es of Europe, but little effort will be made to give relief. Chris tianity has promised the human race a land flowing with milk and honey, but after two thousand years the fulfillmemt seems to be as far off as when the promise was made. God is not to blame The earth is yield- in. inrrpas Afpn have eroded institutions and created amditious that are joining the People's party, that circumvent the distribution of A sore-headed Republican is one wealth, so that the masses, with j whose head is so full of blind parti plentiful crops, barely live. When j s prejudice that it is too sore to there is a shortage of crops, the ' get out of the party. The men that masses die of starvation. That are coming out of the Republican this is any part of the Divine dis-! Party and jo"ff the People's par pensation is a devil's lie. If thejty are men whose heads are clear; food product was all cared for, there j but their hearts are made sore and being no waste, and equally distrib- tender by reason of the awful cou nted, there would be no death from ' d5tion that tho laboring masses have starvation iu all the earth. Just think of the food product ; of the grain and fruit that is converted into drink poison, from year to year, and that in a double sense causes death to millions of our fellows, in that it causes a scarcity of food, and is itself an active agent of destruction. Russia is a nation of drunkards, and while the peasants die of starvation, the brewery' and distillery will be run in full blast. The food that would save their lives will be converted into death. GARNETT, KANSAS, Supply and Demand. We are told that supply and de mand govern the price of products. It should be true, and once was, but that time is past. Prices are now governed by pools, trusts, combines and gamblers. Here is an instance of the fallacy of the claim made by our supply-and-demand friends : Last year, we raised a large crop of flax, and the price ranged from $1.25 to $1.30 per bushel. At the same time the price of linseed oil was 73 cents per gallon. This year, the flax crop is so light that farmers who raised it have lost money. In many cases it will not pay the ex pense of threshing. And yet, the price is only C8 and 70 cents per bushel, and oil is selling at 75 cents per gallon. The manufacturers of the oil claim that the meal pays the expense of making the oil. One bushel of seed makes three gallons and one quart of oil, which, at 75 cents per gallon, makes $2.43 for a bushel of flaxseed. This is only one instance, and if tho reader will look up other farm products, he will learn that they "pan out" about the same way. Ik it were only "sore-head" Re publicans that are joining the Peo ples party, there would not be enough of Republicans to-day to furm a Knights of Reciprocity lodge It's not .sore-headed ltepuDiicans been legislated into, under the ad CD ministration of the Republican party. Herman Wintjer, one of our Ne braska readers, sends in a "wheel," with the remark: 'Send it, the AniTATOR as long as that will pay, as I cannot do without it." I Send Tex Cents for a bundle of i Reform papers for distribution among j your weak-kneed friends. j Get up a club. Send for rates. ; 1 SEPTEMBER 29, 1891. The Outlook. Mr. Editor : Your excellent pa per came to hand, and I will make my acknowledgment by writing a word for your columns if you have room. Taking a survey of the political field of our country, and especially of our own state, we find a condi tion of things certainly unique to to American nolitics. There is a legend in Greek mythology that aptly illustrates the position of the two old parties. The God Uranos conceiving of an unholy passion, had unlawful co-habitation with his mother, Gaaa, and the result was a brood of the most diabolical mon sters that ever infested the universe. Uranos, himself, horror struck at his own offspring, tried to subdue them, but they were unconquerable, and lived many ages to harass the inhabitants of Greece. Behold the Republicand and Dem ocratic parties 1 For twenty-five years, or more, they stood face to face, grappling at ' each other's throats with an implacable animosi mosity. For these long years they have been hurling facts (facts, re member) at each other, that made the whole nation blush for shame. Their vocabularies of invective have long since been exhausted. Yet, to-day, bo it said to their eter nal dishonor, they are indulging in unlawful and unseemly intercourse. Who can tell what such an unnatur al union may not bring forth? The "McKinley Tariffs" and "Sugar Refining Companies" and trust after trust, daily and hourly formed, are only tho beginnings, the surface movements of this fearful combina tion. And what is the excuse the participators iu this unholy alliance give for thus co-habiting together ? Simply this that they want to beat the "d d" Alliance ; or in other words, the rocorded will of the peo ple. Rut rest assured, the people are not mistaken in the import of such actions. Let him, who has the sacred privilege of casting a ballot next November remember that just ! to that extent, on him rests the re sponsibility of putting down wrong and enthroning the eternal right. As Observer. Ft. Scott, Kas. NO. 16. Large English Land Owners. There is only one landed proprie tor in England possessed of more than 100,000 acres in one county, there, being three in Ireland and no less than fourteen in Scotland. In England the Duke of Northumber land is proprietor of 181,716 acres in Northumberland. In Ireland Mr. Richard Burridge is proprietor of 160,152 acres in Galway, the Mar quis Conyngham 129,846 acres in Donegal, and the Marquis of Sligo of 122,902 in Mayo. In Scotland the Duke of Argyle is the proprie tor of 168,315 acres in Argyle, the Earl of Breadalbane 234,166 acres in Perth and 204,192 acres in Ar gyle ; Mr. Evan Baillie, of Dock four, 141,148 .acres in Inverness; the Duke of Buckcleuh, 253,179 acres in Dumfries and 104,461 in Roxburgh ; Mr. Donald Cameron, of Lochiel, 109,574 acres in Forfar ; the Duke of Fife, 139,829 acres in Ab erdeen; the Duke of Hamilton, 102,210 acres in Bute; Sir George McPherson-Grant, 103,372 acres in Inverness; Sir James Matheson, 406,070 acres in Ross; the Duke of Richmond, 159,952 acres in Banff; Sir Charles Ross, 110,445, acres in Ross ; the Earl of Seafield, 160,224 acresin Inverness; and last, but not least, the Duke of Sutherland, with no less than 1,176,454 acres in Suther land, so that his Grace is possessed of very nearly the whole county, the total area of which is 1,297,846 acres. London Public Opinion. Scott's Kub-Treasury. The new book of lecturers, Scott on the sub-treasury plan as endorsed in the platform of the People's party at Cincinnati, is a complete and wonderfully clear and comprehen sive statement and argument. It is certain to become the standard wort on that subject. Henceforth no speaker or editor can afford to discuss this question without first giving this book a careful perusal. Bro. Scott is the best qualified man in the states to present this subject. He has studied it in all its phases, and he writes honestly, calmly, graphically and convincingly. It is a book for the multitude as well as for the philosopher. It is a book that every one should read. No one can afford not to read it. The fact that as its pages went to press they passed under the eagle eye of J. C. Hubbard adds immense ly to its value and will place its utter reliability as to facts and figures absolutely beyond a ques tion. It is the most valuable book of the decade. 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