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JMilnr JfiffM'Honlan : I was ro !t Au;iist lUh. at a moiling of forty mt moro foslTh and hippt ry of cutllo tmd ju many morn hUn-k ruiscru, crilloil to iVeitli' in rt'fi'nMUvtoHMitlintf (Irln uicstu rtppiftr IWori'tlinooiitfrmiiim al commiUeo to iiivwtiiilo tho Uvt riiht,fttitH cumimij-v nun-tin? in (iun or to uxk hu cummiUoM to civil witnesfim bforo Hum. TlxTP Mvmoilho iU'stion in tho mind-Hof tho.MO prom-nt thut u ,kBitf I'our" okikIk, or Hint hVimtor Plumb' assertion on tlx' lloor of tin nonnto wfLitruo when ho mU: uKnnnus IWiWh anil funnora luivt'lxvn ruUx'd in tho hist tVw y'tira of not lss than J;! 0,000,000 hy t ho hoof I runt." All Foenuvl nnn-cl lis to thowosKMi ty of kimo relief from thocjuiotionsof thooctopuH. Bat after tlihCUHsin nndrPHoIvinjj for om nml onrv-hulf hours thoy bocumo fritfhtonoil at what ihoy promised to do and ivconsMoroil aud tnlylcd tlwir i t'solutionH ami ad journal, thus roull.y iloinr nothing. Our pnporrt Mipprohn all xiotico of tho mooting. Tho cuns of tin's ninular non action vim that tho shipporn fear m1 tho wrath of tho bwf combine, that it would punish them hy (still lower prices if they dared to uppoiir before 4 ho congroHhiojml committee. My (lod! has it come to pass in this year of grace, 1KM!, that tho mans of ImisineKU men and farmers are cowed and cowardly cringing islaves to organ ized rapacity und dare, not exproHH their opinions or make public tho facts of a flagrant wrong f Yes, such is in iIoihI tho cafio; mammon is in the srddlo mid th people prostrate lieforo him. On of those st atexl how he had been robbeJof over $1,000 in tho Chicago .stockyards, but he dare not tell tho congressional committee lost ho bo punished on his next shipment. Tho farmer must stand tho loss of that which enriches Armour, Swift, Fowlers and others worth no many millions. Loav priced cattle and high priced beef in all the cities starves tho laWners and little children and makes low priced corn and big mortgages iti Kansas, which in turn make rich ab Hontoo landlords and tenant serfs tin) poor to maintain schools on tho blood taught soil of Kansas, which John Urown, and yourself, Mr. Editor, fought to make free. Steadily and surely for years has vhis state of t hings bon growing, un til now farmers and business men ' linte not only lost their property but t heir manhood or the power or cour uge to resist oppression and robbery. -Ji'JfcrHoiudii. wTiiiHt"l'ul Involution. Fifteen yours ago trusts were re garded as opjosed to the best interests of tho republics. They destroy com petition, we are told and competition is the lifoof tho people. Five years ago the trust was said to lto a tolerated evil. Combination of capital is necessary to reasonable profits'criod tho wiscjicres. If labor ers unite to protrct themselves why shouldn't corporations do tho same thing for tho same reason ? Nowadays we aro told that compe tition is hostile to progress, that prices aro always lowered by big syn dicates mid that tho ideal community is ono in which the rich got every thing and tho poor got nothing. That little egg hrw hatched out a pritty li;j Msno.-Ncw York llirald. Tho following extract from tho nd- dress of lVsIdent Jones of tho Texas State Alliance at itu recent session at Dallas Texas indicates tho rapidly growing sentiment of tho Order in favor of the use of th ballot by all co-operative lalor associations as a innnH of relief from class legislation. "This seems to be tho age of trusts. There is scarcely an important article that tho laboring clauses have to use that is not controlled by an infamous combination commonly known as a trust. There seems to bo a screw loose somewhere in this lend of ours that permits the existence of these un holy combinations. Tho centralization of t he money power of tho land into tho hands of a few is one of tho pri mary causes that makes trusts possi ble. Tho unnatural greed of a cer tain class of our people contribute in no small degree to their existence; but there lies n remedy and a relief in tho hands of the law-making branch of our national and state governments, which if properly exercised and honestly administered, tho relief would bo apparent to everybody, but under tfio present, condition of affairs the outlook is far from bright, for those who honestly labor and contrib ute in such a largo degree to tho stability of our government and upon whom there rests tho safety of the na tion. I refer to tho toiling agricult urists of our beloved country; there fore tho remedy as far as it lies in my power to discern, is with tho proper use of tho suffrage granted us by the frnmers of our national constitution tho ballot." The total number of farms in tho United States is about J,000,000; of these 1,280,000 lire rented. Since 1880 there has boon an increase in farm renting of 25 per cent. Econo-mini. f HE KA1JSAS CITY TIMES. THE GREAT DOLLAR WEEKLY. Tns Kansas City Weekly Tiircs if read by more peoplo in tho Wont than any other paper published. Why? Co cftusa it bottor represents the Groat West than any other paper. It la tha lender in tho Oklahoma movement and in everything that benefits tho West. It is tho largest weekly newspaper published in tho world, boing 13 pages. Hi column every liana, for only oira dollar a year. "Evory Wcotcrn man uhould talta Tna Times. Bond postal card for inducements to subscribers. TIIE TIMES, Kansas City, Mo. i r a n v r r k x o u rh i oxh. AtIis of roiui'l trip KxmrsioiiH liavi? been in rniiici'il to.-tll kIuIh rucn.'tuil by the line of tlie A. T. &S. V. U. It. emi:iny In Kant, Indlun territory, New Mexico and Colorado Jit about one tare for the round trip. Tickets will It sold Am JO, Sept 10 said U, and Oct. 8. 1889. Tickets will be good reluming 30 dayi from date tf sale Ticket Rood Rolnj? far continuous pasMd only. Stop over will be ailywed on return, trip within llnalllnilt. For further Informal ion enll on or iuMu'W JI. A. WAOVLK Agejif. W. J. HILEMAW, Blaeksmithing and Wagonmaking Horse-Shoeing and Repairing in all its Branches I am prepared to do all sorts of woodon work pertaining to Wagon and Buggy making and Repairing as well as Black-Smithing. W TLOW WOHK will rwoivo prompt nitontlon MERIDI5N BOLLBK MILL! HIGH PATENT, FAMILY PATENT, SUPERFINE, GRAHAM Bolted Corn Moal. Grain and Feed of all Kinds. Custom and Exchange Work. Wheat and Com Bought and Sold. SHEPPELE&SOM, MERIDEN, KAJJ Livery, Feed & Sale Stable ! v V . i . . . WM. CRULL, MERIDEN, KAN T.A. BRUNK, DEALEll IN ALL KINDS OK GRAIN rvr 1 i i LJl liT ATT I i1 iJU U i & MEAL Barbed Wire a Specialty. SMITH BROS. 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