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WHERE ARE WE NOW? & tie Editor of Thk Advocate. The question haa often been asked "Where are we drifting?" This la a mo- ncatoua question, and should be Intelll rsatly solved by every voter. That we tuve drifted from our original moorings h very evident to all intelligent citizens, TThetherwe are drifting to a brighter and pnrer republic, or whether we are drifting back to a despotism of wealthy plutocrats, is the prime question. Among tlie aristocratic governments of Europ ths executive, judicial and legislative, as well as the armies and navies, are chiefly t:oi to collect revenues from the poor casses and pile it Into the coffers of the governing classes. Thus Eogland, the "mistress of the ocean "has had her wars sad made her conquests under various pretenses, whilst the real object or de sign has been to collect the unholy reve nue of her Jewish Shy locks and open up saw territory for them to prey upon Quean Victoria is but a figure head, 'While both the House of Commons and House of Lords are legislating for the capitalistic classes against the citizens, . Our forefathers were wearied of this kind of government, and established in this country a constitutional republican which every citizen was to be a free man, and the equal before the law of any other. The sovereignty of the nation was placed with the people, and only delegated to Congress that It might be used tc secure the freedom and well being of the masses, It has power enough to tax the people for necessary expenses, and the use of force enough to keep us in peaceable possession of constitutional rights. Con gress should exercise the sovereignty of thi people,but should never commit the sovereignty of the people to any part thereof. The vital question Is, have we ths government of our fathers? If not, fcss the original government been im proved, or impaired? This brings up the . question. Where are we to day? Is our government ship sailing to the fair haven of universal happiness and prosperity, or are we drifting upon the breakers with out a trusted pilot at the helm? The '- Utter, we think. We claim that Con- : gross haa not only bartered away the ' sovereignty of the people to those who - opprwja them, but has refused to the citizen this right, and conferred- upon ; the home and foreign capitalist power to enslave the people and destroy the gov ernment That Congress has levied tax Upon the people sufficient to secure ua goon ana nonest government, no one doubts. That taxes and burdens are in creasing with the increase of population find wealth, and not decreasing as they should, let the last billion dollar Con gress attest No loyal citizen complains of any reasonable tax levied for the good of the people; but when Congress shall give to corporations and capitalists power to tsseos taxes upon the people much greater than the Congress Itself would dare to do; and tha tax not for the good of the people or their government but for the Interests of associated wealth alone; and when that power is given largely to aliens it is time the people should stop and see where they are. Congress has given away the nation's sovereignty over money. Money is not Individual property, but a national sover eignty; national possession. No man has a right to manufacture money, and Should he attempt It he Is jugged for It By converting the national currency into bonds It permitted capitalists to collect 13.000,000,000 off the people In interest premiums, discounts, etc. By Instituting the national banking f yttem 1100,000,000 of the people's money, costing us nothing, was destroyed, and the people were compelled to borrow back their own money In the form of bank notes, at from 6 to 80 per cent, while they might have used the green backs witnout interest we are now paying the banker heavy Interest for bank notes made out of money for which we had . paid in blood and trewures. These banks, with less than $350,000,000 of money, have saddled upon tbe people $2,000,000,000 of debts. They are in partnership with and tar-Jah the capital or credit to nearly all th corporations and trusts that oppress ti e people. In stead of Congress coining money and regulating the value them ', these banks fix the amounts to suit themselves, and regulate the value (or interest) at all they can possibly extort; and that often by unlawful means, such as loaning upon real estate by agents. They, by their combinations, virtually fix the price upon the products of labor and land. mere is anotner element of sover elgnty lost to the people. The means of communication and commerce, such as telegraphs, telephones, highways, rail roads, lakes and rivers belong to the people as sovereigns, and should be owned, or at least operated, by the na tion's representatives in the interests of the whole people. These powers are chartered away to corporations, and op erated by selfish men, without any pre tense of benefitting the people. Billions of dollars are thus extracted from the people by railroads, telegraphs and tele phones which, if they were run In the interest of the people at present rates. would pay the tax of even a bellion dollar Congress. The public domain has been squan dered away from the people. The homes of the children of the nation for genera tions to come have been given to railroad corporations and speculators In such quantities that if it was stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the litltude of St. Louis It would require a boy three days to ride across it, traveling thirty five miles each day. The people have for years asked that these powers be controlled, and this last sovereignty re stored. They have been suffering from con traction of currency, and the consequent contraction of prices of all commodities, until $9,000,000,000 of debt hive been forced upon the homes of the American people for money which the Congress re fused to furnish. Congress has con stantly refused to furnish money, and thus compelled the people to pay heavy Interest to Shylocks and subject us to employ English capital, as follows: Railroads $ 45,000.000 Dlstlll-rles 200 000,000 Lund mortgage. aoooo.ooo Manufactures, etc. 750 O .OuO New York Insurance IOO.O00.0 0 Calif onla 60,000,000 Total... 11,643,(00,000 This Is about $100,000,000 more money than we have in existence. This $1,600, 000,000 of money at 7 per cent will drain this country of $112,000,000 annually. This will be better understood when we consider that If it was to be paid In days work at $1 per day, and 300 days to the year, It will require the annual labor of more than 373,000 men to pay the an nual Interest, or It will require 5,830,388 men one year at $1 per day topay principal, or the work of 8,700,583 men to pay the principal and Interest at the end of any one year. What has England done for the Congress of the United States that they should give them the toll of 373,000 financial slaves? What do our laborers think of these par ties and their representatives InCongress? Let no one suppose he will get rid of pay ing his share of tribute to England. Noth ing but death will release us from our (share of this debt While Congress has constantly refused to legislate for the masses of American citizens, it has yielded to every demand of English cap italists. They adopted the English system of perpetual debt as the base of national banking system. At their dictation our money was converted Into interest bearing debt that capitalists might live upon the usury drawn from the veins of labor. In compliance with their counsels our cur rency was contracted to enhance the value of Shylock's untaxed bonds and push them up to par with gold. ' At their instigatlon.our bonds were first made pay able in coin and then In gold, that they might command a premium in gold, and further that it might take double work, or double property to pay them. In 1873 an English financier wrote the act to demonetize silver, that English bankers might buy the silver for 70 cents that formerly cost them 100 centsand send it to India to buy wheat at 100 cents on the dollar to compete with American farm ers In the London markets. Bv this means they made 30 per cent upon the silver we needed to use as money besides contracting prices of property and pro ducts of labor 83 per cent to all Ameri cans. Notwithstanding the people have constancy desired silver restored to its former place, It has not been done. The Congressmen of both parties now in office, and the money kings of America and Europe, are turning every stone they can to have the last vestage of power over silver taken from Congress and sub mitted to a council of the plutocrats of Europe. We have an English banker as vice president of the United States, and whilst he has the appointing of all com mlttees on finance we need hope for noth lag that will benefit Americans. These seem like hard arraignments of Congress. But they are history now. But I have a more serious charge to make: First That the spirit of true patriot Ism has ceased to burn In the hearts of many AmerlcanfCongressmen. SecondThat they have betrayed the Interests of the American citizen for gold and remunerative positions. Third That the representatives of the old parties are so completely In the meshes of corporate powers that they do not desire to deliver the people. Fourth That If they desired to do jus tice to the people they cannot break the powers that bind them to their allies. Therefore they would not deliver us if they could. They could not deliver us they would. They neither will, nor can, restore our lost privileges. Our old ship of state is In mid-ocean. Her sails are all gone, her masts are badly broken, her fires have gone out in the furnaces. The crew is on a drunk. The captain thinks all safe; and our pilot has lost his compass. Many of the passengers are at starvations door, others are sleeping whilst the storm is approaching; a few noble patriots are on board trying to put things to rights, but there is little hope until a new and wiser crew is on board, both for deck and cabin, and both pilot and captain must be replaced by men who know the seas over which they sail. This Is "Where we are now." I am aware that I may be subject to the criticism that my last charges are not proven. True, but did space permit we think them all demonstrable. Should you think it desirable we may devote a few words to substantiate what we haye affirmed. Yours, J. P. &TEVX58. Any one sending us ten names and $3 for Thk Advocate until November 10, 1802, will receive a copy free until that date. Spjscsj fpr Tea Advooatj, Grand March Sale OF Chamber Suits, Parlor Suits, Library Suits, Dining Room Suits. Our eastern buvers plowed up Rome Splendid Bargains for SPOT C SH from factories which wre over loaded and needd money, and we propose to gWe yn the benefit of them. These Goods are NEW A D ELEGANT, just what you want, and tbe prices will be 25 10 50 pr cent leas than regular prices. If you are Ruing to buynythipg of the kind In the near future you CANT AFFORD to let this pass yu, as. you will not soon have another such opportunity. Our new line of CARPETS and DRAPERIES is In and prices are LOWER THAN EVER. We are also put lag in a complete line of WALL PAPER which we invite you to inspect. THE J. H. NORTH Furniture and Carpsf Company, SUCCESSORS TO NORTH, ORRISON & CO,, 1310 to 1334 Main Street, KANSAS OIT-Y", - MO. BREEDERS' DIRECTORY. Advertisement n thU column, will he inetrfA 'or $20.00 per year for four line or Jens, and $3.00 per year for each addttltmal line. Card inserted for less than on year wUX be charaed as oer cenL additional. I H. TAYLOR, Pearl. Dickinson Co., Ks Hhort- I I horns, Poland-China Hogs, Bronze Turkeys. EVAN8 BROS., Hartford, Kan., Importers and dealer In Pnrn Rrnri nranorhr. Wvarfoar an si Grade Horses. Hartford is on M., K. &T. R.R., thirteen miles southeast of Emporia. "DOME PARK HERO -Poland-China and Large English Berkshire Hogs. T. A. Hnbhftrd. RVimA Hlimnop WHint Van nmnrl. tor and breeder. My herds are composed of the richest blood money will buy or experience breed, with style and Individual merit, represent ing such families as the Corwlns, Black Boss, Xl firAVflll onit IT 9 Amnno th. shires are the SalllesJBeila "rvranas, Cbampions- fuvucws mhi xvuoiu 11 ix hi lamuies. rig or ai ftires and nearly all weights, weighing from 26 to WO Bounds PUrn Tnn male, una nHi tnw mar- rice for w1e. T A HmtRAnn. Rrano. Kan FOR SALE, WANTED, ETC. Advertisement urGl h imxnrleA timAem thia V.it for 9 eetlts nr WtwA fnr lsth InaarHsvn asiub J advance. 'end a postal card to Bush & Con vis, Mankato. ' Kan., for their list of reform boohs. FOR RALE Four black Jacks. Part time. Warranted. Aridria A R .Tnhn.m or, artsvllle. Mo. ' TXT" ANT ED Alliance wen or farmers who know nf A 1wa.HFv bIism n PA.kA - . Coach stallion is needed to write me and state the fact. We Import our own stock and give DerSOnal Attention tn nrranMnn uDnuuiimi Clubs" and sell them horses at bouest value and Kuaniniee Baustacuon ana terms. Address & O. Raymond. WUsey. Morris Co.. Kan. A OF. NTH WANTOn nN a 1 T nv t commission, to bandl the new Patent Chemical un (mmiuk i cum. ii quicse"! ann greatest Bellini? noVAltv AVAr nrnlnn&ri Vm.. Inir.i... 'fcly In tw second. N abrasion of paper. Works like maalc; 200 to boo pr cent profit. One aarent' sales amounted to S62rt in six days; an other 132 in two hnnra Pr.vtnu. necesyary For fprms and full particulars,ddress The M woe Eraser Manufacturing comr-any, mm Ul mis, la. X250 "NTEWSPAPER FOR SATW nn Tninv Well millnnml new.nanA an1 4nH n4.,.n,. office for sale, or will trade for good ld or tJf-flfner in Kansas or eluewhere. Paer estol1sbed two year, In county seat, line healthy country: paper gets county printing, has vond c1rcnlAttnn Mr ant mAw x.f iBtr SteadllV: 8-enl. nuartn mltnrlAp n'wi tan Job presses (rigged for tem eneine. paper r ' z.', vvii wu mi nr nair in terest to rlaht pftrtv Reason fr se'Hnsr, falling health and fnnhiPtv hniti win quantltv ef mterll to suit rnchaer If desired. Lrnui in no. Ksnw. For further informa tion add re j "Mw," care of f his effloe Three dollars will pay for five copies of tbla paper until November 10, 1803. Tbla la nearly a year for BO oenta. 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