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11 THS DANGERS OF OPPRESSION. To the Editor of Tub Advocatk. The movement that is agitating the minds of the masses at the present time la one that should interest every Ameri can citizen. Their Interests as a people, and their pride aa a nation, are embodied in the principles of the reforms that are now being advocated. Through the chi canery of trusted leaders we have drifted Into a condition that Is becoming un bearable. Human nature naturally revolts against oppression, and an Inevitable result l'ollows. The dangers to which Lincoln pointed us are here, resting relentlessly on our shoulders. He, with a far seeing eye, saw the cause, and knew what the effect would be on this nation of people. A few have grasped (as he said they would) and are holding the wealth of this coun try. If he would come upon the earth to-day he would not only denounce, but would release himself from a party that has become so corrupt. With his strict sense of justice he could not do otherwise than wish for the emancipation of the masses from the slavery into which they have been thrust, and assist in lifting them out of the pit into which they have been unconsciously cast. He proclaimed the glad newa of freedom to an enslaved race; but twenty five years built an institution of greater magnitude than the enslavement of the colored race. An entire race of tollers and producers, both blacks and whites, are writhing in its shackles. The colored slaves, although denied their freedom, had no fear of starvation as long as they had masters; but the alavf s of to-day embrace the entire population of working people and producers, black and white, and the chances are on each alike. Now, at this 'stage of affairs, what do we see? On one side a hideous monster whose name is Avarice, and he sways his rod of gold over the people. With mer ciless grasp he has seized the results of the toiling masses. On the other hand, we see justice trampled in the dust Her time-worn garments are wrapt around her form, and as she lifts her eyes to heaven In prayer a distant star greets her vision, and throws its gleaming light about her. Hope rekindles In her breast, and faith points to this guiding star, which shall attend her as she guides the wronged, the weary and the hungry through the wilderness. Its light is gleaming into the minds of the masses, and they have discovered the causes of their present dilemma, and are seeking a remedy. They are seeking to dethrone Evil, and secure to themselves, their children and generations to come, the sacred rights earned for them by the blood of our forefathers. They are seeking for just and equitable laws; laws that will benefit this entire community; and not for a few only; to whom we must bow in awful homage. We are seeking to put down monopo listic rule in all its branches, and have an equal distribution of rights and privi leges for the benefit of the entire popu lation. That Is what we want, and through enlightenment, and determined unflinching effort, we are going to have It We are going to dethrone evil and set up a standard of good. Now we ask those 30,000 owners of this country and their tools, if they ex pect to run this government forever; and If so, we beg leave to point them to a history of a like nature In the events that have preceded the downfall of em pires, and in those events they can read their destiny. Such a state of affairs cannot exist forever, else agriculture would c&se and starvation follow. ..' . An end inevitably comes to oppression. It will last for a period and then a down fall to the oppressor and redemption for the oppressed. Our condition Is the in evitable result of oppression in its varied forms. Our cause is marching on like old ocean's grand waves, and with the scepter of justice in our hands, its surging bil lows will bear us on to victory. Heroes are being born into the light and are assisting in holding up the grand and mighty pillars of liberty for the enfranchisement of the tollers. Hope on, ye heroes of to day, and work for this end, and a better era will soon dawn, an era of "Equal rights for all and special privileges to none." Mrs. Dr. Howard. Muscotab, Kan., October 7, 1891. Each Season Has Its own peculiar malady ; but with the blood maintained In a state of uniform vigor and purity, by the use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, the system readily adapts Itself to changed conditions. Composed of the best alteratives and tonics, and being highly concentrated, Ayer's Sarsaparilla is the most effective and economical of all blood medicines. 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