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N. R. P. A. Published Every Wednesday by the ADVOCATE PUBLISHING CO. a. McIallix. President. I raIa J. P. Ltmebobnkb, Bus. Manager, W. T. Bkowk, Hec'y Treasurer, Propnetort fft&SKk0 lteEdlton. Advertising IUtea. Display Matter, 20 cents per line, Agate meas urement (H lines 10 me men; Blading Notices, 40 cents per line, ddress all communications to the ADVOCATE PU3USHIX9 CO. Topaka Kansas. TOPEKA, DECEMBER 16, 1891. (Entered as second olaaa matter in the Poet OfSoe at Topeka, K annas.) SPECIAL CLUB LISI. Tax Advooat 4 Chicago Express 1.75 " " Dexter Free Preaa 1.75 " Nonconformist 1.75 " ' Kansas Commoner.... 1.75 " ToUer 1.85 " " Kansas Farmer 1.75 " " Weekly Nationalist.... 1.60 " " Our Own Opinion 1.50 " " National Reformer.... 1.05 " " Pacific Rural Press. . . .3.00 Mispourl World 1.25 The executive committee of the State Alliance on Saturday selected delegates to the conference to be held at St Louia on February 22, 1892. The delegation consists of W. A. Har ris, P. B Maxson, Frank McOratb, W. H. Utley, and S. W. Chase. Colo nel Harris was made chairman by a unanimous vote. This delegation will favor the organization of an in dependent party devoted to the re forms demanded by the interests of the wealth producing and legitimate business classes of the country. Tiie secretary of the treasury re ports the volume of the money in cir culation at $1,577,202,070, or $24,88 per capita. This money reported to be in circulation, includes money lost and destroyed, all bank reserves held for the security of depositors and cir culation, the gold reserve held for the redemption of greenbacks money locked up for speculative purposes and every dollar hoarded by misers. Such statements of the money in cir culation among the people are calcu lated to deceive and ought never to emanate from official sources without a full explanation. A part of a truth may be the equivalent to a full grown falsehood. w. A. PMTEB. Senator Peffer, fresh from the peo ple, introduces bills to amend immi gration and naturalization laws; to grant service pensions, with addition al amounts to prisoners of war; to provide means for their payment and to repeal section 2, of the pension act of June 17, 1889; to reduce the num ber of pension ratings to ten; to abolish pension agencies and to lessen the expense of examining boards. These measures are strictly in line with the demands of the party that he represents in the Senate of the United States. He wears no party collar and dares to represent the people. Wall street is represented by his colleague. WHAT SHALL" TH2 HARVEST B27 Wealth in its truest sense ia the bounties of nature which have been converted into forms of utility by pro ductive labor. This is the great po tential force that must be transferred from the human mind and the human muscle to the raw material, before that material is in the shape for hu man use. This truth applies to every article of necessity. Man in his capacity as a productive laborer is a creator of values. In this character only can he be regarded as an image of his creator. It is this fact that labor is a creator, that Labor day is designed to celebrate. The bounties of nature were created alike for every human being. The Universal Father makes no charge for the bounties which He has placed within our reach. This natural wealth is ours on the condition that we utilize it by the application of our labor. We can add nothing to the source from which all wealth must flow, neither can we take any thing from it In the economy of nature nothing is lost by being con sumed. It is only returned to the great store house from which it had been taken by the intelligent appli cation of labor in accordance with natural law. Nothing is lost Na ture has provided the greatest abun dance for all Labor intelligently applied can always garner these priceless stores. In the very nature of things no willing worker could be hard pressed and poor, but for the ignorance and greed of individuals who by craft deprive their fellow be ings of the abundance provided for them by a bounteous nature. Whatever brings poverty and want destroys happiness which is the ulti mate aim and object of human ex istence. A slave cannot be happy unless too much of an imbecile to aspire to better conditions. No in telligent wealth producer can be happy so long as he is pressed by poverty, while non-producers revel in an abundance of all the good things of life. He may not be able to ex plain why it is that he is not able to secure an abundance by his labor, but he is none the less discontented, and the zaore intelligent he be comes the greater will be his discon tent until ere long it breaks forth in violent resistance. Such are the lessons taught by human history. The sufferings im posed upon the toilers, by false eco nomic conditions, have rendered them desperate. In their ignorance they have filled the armies of tyrants and have thus been used for ages to keep themselves in subjection. But they have been kept in subjection at a terrible cost to the race. Human history is one long record of nations and civilizations that have passed away because of false eeonomio con ditions which brought poverty, want and suffering to the people. Shall we as a nation close our eyes to the lessons taught by history aad commit the same blunder that has wrecked the nations gone before? If we do, we may read our fate in the wrecked civilizations of the past, the ruins of which are the study of the modern antiquarian. Such punishments as these for the violation of economic law must continue untD the race learns that the only road to perma nent peace, prosperity and happiness is to establish absolute justice in the distribution of every form of wealth created by human labor. This is the demand which is being made by intelligent labor to-day, and this demand is directly in the line of human progress. If this demand is not conceded, our boasted civilization will be a failure. It is not enough that a few possess great wealth and are able to gratify every taste that belongs to the highest refinement of the age, but these things must be placed within the reach of the toilers who create them. If the powers that be are wise, no obstructions will be placed in the way of these laudible aspirations for better conditions, and our civilization will go forward to a grand culmination on social, economic and moral lines, which will exceed even our wonderful material progress. The mighty army of reformers which is now marshaling for a grand forward movement towards these bet ter economic conditions, a higher life and a nobler manhood, appeals to all the higher moral impulses of the race, and invites all true friends of humanity to unite with them in favor of all that is pure, just, fraternal and progressive. Nothing but the most unaccountable stupidity can prevent any real lover of his race from join ing with the progressive wealth pro ducers of to-day. Labor is the foun dation stone of all progress. It is in no sense a class, but it is the power that feeds the classes. Whoever does not render useful service to so ciety is a sponge and a leech upon those who do. Labor is the source of all that renders life endurable on this planet All reforms begin at the base and work their way upward. Even the Christian religion was not an excep tion to this universal rule. It began with the poor carpenter of Nazareth and all that is most enobling in the system of morals which he taught, is embraced in the demands for eco nomic justice which are being urged by the wealth producers of the country to-day. To join in these de mands is an honor. To give them the cold shoulder is, a disgrace. These questions are now up for settlement and they never can be settled until they are settled right This is mani fest destiny and the sooner that it is recognized by tne classes as well as the masses, the better will it be for every human being. It is high time that patriotic citizens were thinking seriously, thinking earnestly and act ing intelligently. The plutocratic and immoral elements which now con trol the nation must be compelled to take back seats or the most disastrous consequences will surely follow. Tildkn made hla political fame by reslstlha the corrupt elements In his own party, but there aoesni appear iom i Democratic leader now hrlng who care to try such an experiment uioixr Democrat. It would be decidedly refreshing to find that kind of a Republican leader. Can the Olobe-Democrat name onoT PLUMB'S FINANCIAL SCHEIE. , Under the cover of a bill to provi&a for the retirement of national bank notes and the free coinage of silver, Senator Plumb introduces provisions to increase the gold and silver re serve fund for the redemption of United States notes; forbidding the. free coinage of foreign coin, and au thorizing the secretary of the treas ury, at his discretion, to call for the payment of custom duties in gold and silver, in whole or in part. These provisions if incorporated into law, create a new demand for gold to be locked up in the treasury for the re demption of United States notes, which the law of May, 1878, provides shall be kept in continual circulation, and further enables Wall street, through the discretionary power con ferred upon the secretary of the treasury, to create an additional de mand for gold by refusing to receive United States notes for custom duties. The first effect of such a policy would be to create a premium on gold. Our paper money would then be said to have depreciated, and this would be assigned as a sufficient reason why we should continue to demand gold for custom duties in order to meet the gold interest on the bonds. No matter how it may be covered up, the adoption of such a policy would simply be providing for a re turn to the same system that robbed the soldier, the sailor, and the citizen, by paying them in a so-called de preciated currency. One year ago, Mr. Plumb, by his utterances, had almost persuaded the people that he was in line with them in their de mands for reform in our system of finance. It will now be understood that he was only bidding for that popularity that would enable him to retain his seat in the Senate as the obedient servant of Wall street It is always safe for the people to dis trust any man who holds a seat in Congress as a Bepresentative of either of the old parties. Honest, patriotic citizens by the million, belong to the old parties, but unfortunately for them the machinery of these parties belongs to the plutocracy. There is but one safe course for the average voter to pursue, and that is to de molish the old party machines. The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand is the name of a new religious weekly started at San Franciscoby that veteran reformer and profound think erStephenMaybelL John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth, and the disciples preached the 'kindgdom of heaven at hand, while the church of to-day preaches the kingdom of heaven after death. This is the fundamental truth that underlies that evangelical revo lution of which Christian socialism may be regarded as the forerunner. . A LITTLE TOO FAST. If the government furnishes any more money for the Chicago world's fair, It should be only In the for ja of a loan, with the best of security. GUtbe-DernneraL The Globe-Democrat forgets that it is unconstitutional for the govern ment to loan money. Such state ments as the above are treason. They partake of the heresy of the calamity howler.