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VOL. 2.
Devoted to the interests of
A Fearless, Aggressive, Progressive
Advocate of All Reforms'.
W. 0. CIIAMPE, Editor.
l' Associate Ed's.
Local edition, per year, - - $1.00
Foreign edition, " - -
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.
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
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."
Send Tex Cents for a bundle of
Reform papers for distribution among j
your weak-kneed friends. j
Get up a club. Send for rates. ;
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
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.
Well printed on good paper, over
one hundred pages, with diagrams
showing how to build, etc.
Price 25 cents.

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