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Ilcie and There.
My fellow countrymen, what is the matter with our people ? Every one of us seems to be stirred from center to circumference. I again ask, why all this commotion ? Is there a cyclone approaching, and are the people rushing to their cellars and caves as places of safety, and cow ering, as it were, before its mighty terror? No. They are coming out boldly on the field of battle, and are making a great preparation to "beard the lion in his den ; and the Douglas in his hall." These are perilous times times that call forth the energies of every man and wo man. Are we, the people of this grand United States of America, to stand idly by and see it despoiled by a hoard of party tricksters who have been deceiving the "honest, confiding and dutiful people from time to time with empty promises, that they knew at the time would never be made good. No, Ave will listen to it no more. They have lied to us on the tariff, until the masses know that what they say is only for political effect. They have misled us on the financial question ; they misconstrued the laws of our land legislated solely in the interest of a few. Never in the history of a free people has there been such wicked and wholesale vicious legislation ; enough, indeed, to cause the patri ots of old to rise from their graves and canfront them in the dark hours of night, telling, them of their wickedness and saying, why have you imposed such burdens on this people? laid burndens on them grevious to be borne? 0, ye wick ed usurpers! Come down from a po sition that you have polluted and are in no wise worthy to hold. I ask : Gentlemen, can these things exist much longer, and we exit as a free people? We are now Hearing a terrible crisis, which now demands the consideration of every liberty loving and loyal citizen.. This hoard of petty tyrants and feudal despots and lying politicians toll the people that they must not meddle in politics ; that is our trade and profession ; we understand how to do this thing ; you have not the time to neglect your farms and workshops and places of business. They say, lawyers, bankers and professional gentlemen men of means, must practice politics, teach political economy, civil government and all the organic law of our land to the young compel its observ ance in all respects. ut when it comes to practice a liitle bit of it, these professional plutocrats tell us we must not have anything to do with politics. 0 no! you must nut participate in such things ; these arc reserved to us and to ours. Ah! my fellows, this is too thin. This is the same old hash that has been net up to us for the last twenty years. Let us be deceived no longer. In the language of Patrick Henry, "they say we are weak and unable to copo with so formidable an adversary, but when shall we be stronger?" Will it be when every privilege and right to govern this land of ours shall be taken from us? when there will be a money king at every turn in life, exacting the last pound of flesh, taking from de fenseless women and children the last heritage of life, given to all men alike? God, in His mercy, have pity on them, for I know they need not look for it from any other source. Let us strike at the root of this evil at once. Strike for our homes and their dearest interests. This is patriotism. Labor makes the country ; labor makes the cap ital ; labor has made this one of the greatest of nations ; labor has made the millionaire--not his labor, but the labor of the poor toiling ones of this country. Pile up all the gold and silver in the world in one great pile, and will it produce aught? Verily no. Labor produces. Give us the dollars that are un taxed. Give us free money a money that is not a commodity one not to be floated up or down, just to suit the greed of the grinding combines. The people have trusted and confided in the two old parties Inner rmontrh. Let US come out o o - from among the foul and damning influences, and save this land of ours ere it is too late. Delay no longer. Delay is dangerous. Come ! out on the side of the weak and helpless. Come out on the side of justice and right. The g. o. p. tells us times are good and still gctiing better. That is true ; but for whom are times getting better ? for the man of money national banks (cankers of this nation), com bines and trust companies. They are growing richer every day, wtiile the teeming millions are growing poorer. Men may cry "help! help!" aH in vain, from these men who have gained vast earthly goods, fitting them to live so far above the masses that they have lost all feeling for the needy and helpless. The cry is for more money upon j which to do business. The men I who make the money are not per mitted to keep it. One asks: What do you mean by making money ? I mean sir, one who pro duces something the man that plows, digs, toils, reaps and sowa not the banker and speculator or r;al estate dealer and trader. They produce nothing.. They ; thrive and succeed upon the labors ! of others. The man that labors, ' and by his muscle sows the seed that makes bread, and he who delves into the earth for its hidden wealh, are the producers of capital. The poor section hand at 00 cents a day is the man that has helped to make the Goulds and Vanderbilts Another asks, what is money? It is the medium of exchange. Has it value of itself? No, nothing farther than this : A dollar in sil ver or gold has no intrinsic value in it. I can't eat money, as I do bread and meat. I can't trade on dollars until I have converted it into- something that has intrinsic worth in it. Congress has the power to make and coin money, and stamp it as such. Can they not stamp a farm as money, as well as to recognize a bond as money, writen or printed on paper, that of itself has no value whatever, while land and non-pcr ishable products have real value ? What the people want is more issue. Let congress order more stamping. And still I hear another one ask, can you legislate men rich ? I an swer, Yes. Why ? Because you have done it, and what lias been done, can be done again. Whence all these immensely rich corpora tions and millionaires ? Have they not been made so by certain kind of legislation, made cither directly or otherwise, in their favor? Now give us, the people, a chance for a little law-making that will enable us to live easier ; not that we may become rich, but that we may have a little home, and that a free home. Is not land good security ? Why can't the farmer borrow money from the. government, giving hi? farm as security ? It can't be hauled out of the country like gold could be, in time of trouble. It is sure and steadfast; for land will never decrease in value while popu lation increases, nor will its pro ducts fluctuate like the supply of precious metals. What is there to prevent a domestic insurrection or a foreign invasion to capture nil the gold supply ? Nothing whatever. Is the issue of money, ba.ik notes and demonetized silver on the basis of gold, or on the credit of the country? If on the former, what was the basis of issue during the years ol the war when the country was flooded with money, was it not on the credit of the country, our farms, and the values thereof? Let this subject be studied as never be fore. Assemble yourselves togeth er and discuss this much mystified money question, and see if there is not a way out of this dilemma. r Hut I hear another voice out on the outskirts of despair cry out, "Will you Alliance ftllows do any better when you get there ?" I an swer, most emphatically we will. We are going to be more watchful in the future, and give no party or parties the long haul on us. When those in whom we have confided our interests have been unfaithful, we will say, come down and out, never more to be trusted, and so continue until we have completely purged this political corruption, ! having found men in the end, who j love principle and true loyalty to the people, better than party and this will be approaching the politic al millennium. D. N. Burton. Garnett, Kas. WRITE FORS ErCLUB RATES.-S Do You Want a Itelorui laper from Dixie? The Montezuma Record is the only square out, shoulder-hitting, all wool and a yard wide 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. 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