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3 power. I li lii.'kDV l;i i-s l -I it mi h In the face of Mils Inthlcticc haw hceoine tin' 1 1 1 t lest forms, I he rallioails scinl lliclr agents to (lie innatcs .lll'l .ISM'UlllllCH Of till- M.ltl'H. I.UWS 1U lilhM'l or rcitct as they illctaic, ami pivt'iiuirH iiiiirov or veto legislation .11 (lull- lil.filiiig In tlx house of representative they have tin Ir attorneys ami III lint senate ol the l ulli'il NUU-rt their (oullilrn tlal allies. Tin preslileiit ':ui Hot Ignore tlii-ni ainl the politicians wlui nominate presidents i'ii i t y llu'ii' laws'. ' hey control thousands of votes In this ami iii'it'lilxiiln hi. ill's, ami order tlii'in In In' tlellwied as If Hit' siillric;o were M.ik or pin Iron, This, a we have said, ho far I i t mii Im'Iiiu In any sense a wild statement, U lull a i;ull.il i'iiiiiiiili''of uncontradicted evidence hail lifiitri tin- iulilii' as t tw result of oflW Ial In vestigation. Tlit' i lii'ii fnl prisiniH win) keep on helli-vlng thai things an' running heauiifully, though In-ili-i'il they he running with all tin' foci they have In the worst ionsIiIi direction, may still, as some ilo, persist hi hcllcvinjr that there Is no liniucdl ale danger, and hy umt ty. If any evil tlocsac fine, Hie enile, ill Some way Hot NmtI1hiI, will llinl a perfect remedy; hut those I'hh jjlven to consilium; hoie than tln lr common sense, are not IIKely to remain Idle much longer. TlierelH a pretty general Icellng that the continent of America was nut discovered 1 y Colunihus, and civil liberty ehlalillsheil by the lathers of the re pnlillc, to the eml that if ft y millions of people illicit he inaile trlhutary to a hand of railroad magnates, or that l.unicrs, artisans ami incrch anr.s might, hy hard work ami keen competition, raise up a docn amlerlillN, wllli em it several iiumlreil miliums of dollars. Those who eiilertaln this feeling have become persuaded that the time has arrived for Mm In dustrious masses of this country to protect thein scivcs, If they ever Intend to do so, It will cer tainly not, he easier after the adversary has prown sii'oiii'.cr, In this contest every delay Is to the disadvantage of the people, bet, the Issue be deferred for a few years, and imthliw hut n mirmh: or n iri'iilufhni n vUilnit im that, of ''mi id! trill imtlmiii the. oiirrn(i, of all misleading delusions there Is none more mis chievous tliau Hie notion that Mpular sutrrago ami popular power are synonymous, (ilvcntlic means of hrlhlng iimlllliides, of Intimidating oth ers, of wrecking opponents, coupled with actual possession of the government, ami adverse senti ment, must, he paralyzed. In the face of such In lliieiiees the rliht to vole Is the veriest snare. Will the workman vote himself Into the poor, house? Will the favored merchant vote against the capitalist to whom he owum Ids fortune',' Dock any one expect the avciii: politician to he so II red with patriotism us to oppose that which Hives li i in olllce',' The ballot Is like a sword, utterly ukcIchh to the arm that, can not wield It. If the su tirade Is to he our salvation, It. must he applied sharply while there are still oddsoti the side of unhniight and iiiiterrorled inanliootl. Into the general hearing and lee.nl philosophy of all this, II, Is not necessary to pi further at present. 'Hie subject Is now fairly before the American people, ami there is every reason for believing that they will not lose sight of It until It lias been settled In a pi nner manner. The era of senti mental polll Irs is over. The i Wit to earn a living ami enioy the fruits of Industry Is now up. We look with reasonable conlldcnce to a solution which will he less favorable than the existing laws are lo the accumulation by railroad owners, In the course of a few years, of fortunes "is large as the li'olhsclillds point tons the result of gener ations of scheming and exertion, The report of the railroad commis sioners of the Htut.o of (Joorgia, says: The moral and social eoiisciuenccs of these corruptions are even worse than the political; the are slnmlv annulling. We contemplate them w Mil anxiety ami Isiuay. The demoralization Is worse than'lhal. ol' war as fraud Is meaner than force, and trickery than violence. Aside Iroin I heir ow n corruptions, I no operators aim tiirccuy al the corruutlon of the iness and the govern- ii it it t. Worse even than a purifying storm Is Ihls malaria In the air, which poisons all the body politic, ami corrupts the youth of the count ry by present lint the highest prizes of so ciety to Its most unscrupulous and unworthy members. (lovernor (Iray, of Indiana, In hid mes sage to tlie legislature, hhUI. In iiiv ludL'iuent tlu reiMiblle cannot live lonir In the atmosphere widch now surrounds the ballot box. .Moneyed corporat ions, to secure ravoraiue legislation for themselves, are taklntr I:irt In elections by furnlshlni; larjio Hums of money to corrupt the vitcrsami luircnaseKpeciai privutTes from the Kovcrnmcnl, if money can control the derision at the ballot box it will not w lon until It can control Its existence. Hut why multiply evidence? The HijjiiH of decay of the American repuhllc are everywhere apparent. They are flen In the Immense fortunes built up in a few yearn. They are evident in tho line equipages, the glided palacen, the elegant drawing rooms and the brilliant entertainments of the rich. They are plainly viaihlo in tho records which contain the evidence of tho coun try's Indebtedness. Tlniy are everywhere seen In tho wretchedness and poverty, tho anguish and siilTering, ami the heartrending ap jKials of the poor and distressed. And who will listen to their cries? Ah, there is one who has said: do to now, ye rlcli men, weep ami howl for your miseries that shall come uhiii yon. Your riches are corrupted and jour garmentA are moth-eaten. Your uoM and silver Is cankered, and the rust of them shall be a wltnesn airalnst yon, and shall e.il od' llesh as Itweie lire Ye have In-aped treasuie together for the last days. Heboid the hire of tint laborers who have reaped down your Ileitis, which Is of you kept back by fraud, erleth; ami the rrles of them which have reacd are entered Into the ears of the lord of Sabanth. Ye have lived In pleasure on the earth and been wantou; yo liavo nour ished your hearts as In a day of slaughter. Ye havfltondemncd ami killed th ust. Thou ha t tukt ii usury ami lin n ase, and thou h.ut greedily e.aluctl of Hi y ncluhbors by extor tion, ami ha 4 foiarotlfii me, s.tilh Hie Uud. ive bolil, therefoie, I liave smitten mine hand at tny dishonest cam vUilrh thou hast made, ami al thy Id ..m whit li has been In U llild.il of this. Therefore have I poured out mine Indluiuillon liisiii t tifin - I have coiisumetl them with the lire of my w rat li; their own way Iihvh I recoinpeiisetl iihiii their beads, sjUHi the l.ttnl, We anUM-iiigTsirne along In a whirl pool of destruction. We are rapidly ap proaching the graveyard of natloiiH. Who w ill save us from the terrors of this death? Ah! the people. I nee them rising up from every hill and dale. The fires of patriotism that have slumbered ho long are being rekindled. Tho great hearts of the people are realizing the situation. Their arms are coming to the rescue. A million eyon are uparkling with tho light of a new revelation. A million hearts are beating in restMmso to one sentiment, A million freemen have sworn allegiance to a cause that will give to the tolling masses Industrial free dom and arrest tho "Doc-tlne of the American Republic." '---- roLITK'N IN Til K AM.I VNCK. There Is a great hue ami cry Just now about politics In the Farmers' Alliance. "If they are going Into imiIHh'H," say some, "I am done with It." "Of course these worshipers of party aro In the minority, still they exlHt, and I would like to w them what their definition of politics Is. I always supposed that jiolitlcs were connected in Home way with the govern ment of the nation, and that they existed merely to promote the best interests of the people of that nation; but tho latter is a false supposition, I lind, for we are reminded now dayH that "tho people must 8upiHrt the government, not the government tho people." Tho alliance was organized for tho purHme of further ing tho Interests of tho people, but bow can that bo accomplished if the members are ho afraid of "politics" that they de sert at tho first mention of tho word. Politics and the alliance are "one and Inseparable." The alliance can not much longer exist without politics, neither can politics (when taken in the true sense of the word) be carried on without the aid of the farmers' and laborers' organiza tions. In fact the xlitlcnl world has already locomo chaos, a mere modley of olllce bookers ami speculators. It Is certainly time to throw away such bigoted prejudice, and work and vote for what Is right, Irrespective of "party," and all such nonsense. The republicans say, "Oh, if you will support our candidates wo will do whatever you ask, just so you stick to the republican party," and the democrats echo the words, only substl tuting "democratic" for "republican." They realize that they aro in the pwiple'a jH)wer before election, but after election Is past, and they have matters In their own hands, their promises are worth no more than the soul of the man that uttered them. Hut tho poor deluded men forget all that before next election and stand ready to bo deluded agtdn. " Tls passing strange what fools these mortals be." We have an example of tho repub lican party's aid to the alliance (?) in the rejection of the free coinage bill. Twaa fought by the republicans merely becuuso the democrats favored It. They have no time to aid what is right ami peacable, lolng too busily engaged every moment In fighting each other. Whatever oue favora the other will opjioso, no matter whether right or wrong. Their object Is, manifestly, to keep the minds of the people on them, bo they will not try to think for themselves. There w ill be as fierce a war waged between tho old politics and the now as over there waa between the old world and the new; but it will not be a war of physical, but of mental forces. S hlmrpeti up your wlfn, not your nwords, ami bo prepared to help rout tho enemy by your vote, for that will be the shot that will help to win this I attlo. It is time for us to prove that "the pen Is mightier than the sword." Why were men given hrainn if they wore to lie dormant In Much an emergency as this? That Is the only trim way to decide such contests. Mind and tongue aro the only weajHiiis that should be uhoiI In war. There Is so much that is revolting and inhuman in the thoughts of war where people murder each other, to decide which is right. Why m It any less mur der because thousands are on each Hide Instead of Individuals? This is the ue of progress, and 1 think the people of this ago would do well to Introduce a new stylo of warfare suited to the age, ami able to compare favorably with Its other advancements. I suppono some will say that both brawn and brain were iihciI In olden battles, but I think they w ill have to admit that there was a great pre- onderaiico of brawti over brain. To he sure tho wars of this nation have been victorious for uh. Hut think of the ani mosity and malice that ntlll exists caused by war. People need to he more than human If their feelings could be otherwise than bitter towards such de stroyers of homo, husband, father ami brother. Hut, happily, time has soothed those wounds, ami now tho olllce seeker comes forward and tries to revive that hatred for his own political benetlt. Let us all rememberthat saying "with charity for all and malice toward none." "There's a K'od time coinlnn;, boys, A K'N"' time coining; And rlK'ht not mlht shall be the Lord In the kimmI time fonilntf. Cannon balls may aid the trut.li, Hut thought's a weapon stronger; We'll win our battles by Its alii -Walt a little loiter." Pr.Aci:. i:slRY AND INTK.KKST. Political economists of all schooln are agreed in tho definition of the factors which absorb the earnings of the produc tive labor as rent, usury and prolit,. The alllanco atbl kindretl organizations seem to have agreed upon tho terms bind, money and transportation, but I believe a more comprehensive chiHsllicatioii would bo rent, usury and distribution. I wish to lay before tho readers of Tiik Advocatk a few thoughts In reference to the Item usury and interest. Interest jwr m; or of itself, is a crime against humanity. It invests an inani mate tool of commerce, with the rights, powers and attributes of productive la bor, enables the holders or possessors of tho people's money to live without labor upon the proceeds of other men's toil. Without, however, entering upon an extended argument as to the sinister operations of the law of intercut, I w ill simply Hay that the only manner in which this incubus upon productive energy can bo neutralized is for the people or gov ernment to stand ready at all times to loan tho people's medium of exchange or money to the Individual upon approved security at the actual cost of the Hervice. To this end wo must bend our energies and earnest endeavor, and if we stand united and (inn this benKlcent reform will aurely be among the fruits of nine teenth century progressive civilization, ft mo ntate the law of interest. If any individual or community pay a greater per cent of interest than tho average per cent of Increase of material wealth, it Is only a question of time as to when the individual to whom the intereHt Is paid fihall own the entire material wealth originally owned by tho individual or community paying such intoreHt. If on the other band the rate of interest paid is lens than the rate of increatio ot wealth, the patty paying the interest will pft richer as well as will the party to whoru the Interci-t Is paid. It will therefore be seen that until th people by assuming their prerogative of iiitiulng urn I rcgulitting the value of money, destroy "the power of money to oppress." Tho Individual citizen is vitally Interested In the matter of Interest ratfi. Now 1 believe I have conceived of aline of legislative action w hich would notouly regulate interest and rentier laws ngaliutt usury unnocoHHury, but would also settle the vexisl tpioHtion of unequal taxation, hy forcing capital to either accept a fair it lit I reasonable rule of Interest or else pay taxes upon money loaned out upon real estate security. My plan is plain, simple ami easily un derstood and enforced. (I) KstabllHh or decide w hat would be a fair ami reason able net rate of interest. For argument' sake we will say 2 per cent (1) Assess nil lands at their actual cash or market value for purMises of taxation. (It) In the case of mortgaged huuU Issue two tax receipts after this fashion - one In tho name of t he put ty to w hom tho mortgage Is given for such an amount of annual interest, on said mortgage as Is in excetifi of 'J per cent, ami make such tax receipt a legal tender In payment of Interest upon such mortgage. Issue the other tax receipt to the owner of tho equity In the land, for such amount as the receipt given to tho holder of the mortgage lack of being equal to the total amount of taxes levied upon the tract of hind In question. Thus would the rate of inter est paid by the mortgagor. In excess of "2 per cent, tie saved to blm In tbo form or taxes. Respectfully referred Co voters every-when- for consideration and discussion. tluo. (!. Wakd. Kiiiihus (lily, Mo., August 25. ATAKIlll. Culm i liul leiriics, II ity IVver- A New Homo Trent nienl. SulTcrcrs are not generally aware that IhcsM diseases are eontageous or that they are due to tint presence of living parasites in the lining membrane of tho nose and eus tachian lubes. Microscopic research, how ever, has proved this to ho a fact, ami tho result, of this discovery is that a simple remedy has lieen formulated whereby ca tarrh, catarrhal deafness and hay fever are permanently cured in from one to three simple applications made, at homo by the patient once in two weeks. N. I!. -This treatment, is not asnulTornn ointment; Itoth have been discarded by rep utable physicians us injurious. A pamphlet explaining this new treatment is sent free on receipt, of slump to pay post ago, by A. II. Dixon A'. Son, 17 ami 'XVI West King Street, Toronto, Canada. Christian Advocate. SulTerers from catarrhal troubles should carefully read the above. Colorado I'll leu nntl I'liices, This is tho title of a pamphlet just Issued by t he imsscngcr department of tho Chicago, Itock Island it l'acillo Railway. It com prises sixty pages of valuable information, relat ing to Nome of the principal cities and resorts of Colorado, with fifty-two beautiful illustrations of dilTcrent scciiio views and localities, engraved from original photo graphs, and which have never before ap peared in any work of this kind. In the t wo last supplemental pages a carefully re vised lint, is given of the leading hotels, res taurants, etc., in the cities and places de scribed, with the names of their proprietors, tint rates per day or week, and tho character of accommodations provided. Copies will bo mailed kukk to applicants in any part of tho world on receipt of four cents each for postage. Address John Sebastian, Uen'l Tk'tA Pass. Agt.,C. It. I. A P. Ky., Chi cngo, 111. New unit Superb Dining Cr OutlliU. The Dining Cars Just complete for tho (1 an at Ktx-K Island Route, not only embody all tho latest improvements in general use, but, especial ami distinctive features of ex cellence, mid render them unapproachably superior to ordinary Dining Cars. They will be placed on the Kocic Isi amii Route west of the Missouri River on and after March hrd, 18'. JO, and will impart the crowning grace of perfection to its Homo Vkstuiulb Eivut.ua J'hains, giving that road a continuous Tinioioii I)t NiNd Caii Skiivice between Chi cago and Denver, Colorado Springs atid Pueblo. The Rock Island is tho only line that runs two Vestibule Exprees Trains every afternoon from Chicago to Dearer. It is not only the Past line, but it is ulso tho most completely equipped of all the Colorado roads, wit h elegant Day Couches, Pullman Sleetiers, Fuse Reclining Chair Cars, and the nnest Dining Cars in th vorld.