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VIYID RECOLLECTIONS .
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newed vigor and increased heat, and our
face took on their distressed frowns
again. I saw the man who had figured
on the profits of wheat raising glance
sheepishly down at his estimated
boot, and then cautiously, as 'though
afraid of being seen, he lifted the other
foot, and bringing the toe of his boot
arond, he rubbed the figures oat. Just
then our attention was attracted by the
emell of fire, and glancing hurriedly
around we saw a cloud of smoke rolling
up from the south. The lightning had
struck the ground and set the prairie on
fire. For the remainder of that day and
most of the night the whole neighbor
hood fought the prairie fire.
A week from that time I left the
claim. For ten years I had clung to
theories in opposition to hard, dry facts,
but when the lightning set the prairie
on fire and burned up sheds, stables,
pasture, and puny wheat stacks forme
on the second day of August my faith in
the climate -changing theory received a
shook from which it never recovered.
INDUSTRIAL ARMY BILL.
Introduced hy Hon. John Davis on the Be
quest of Annie L. Diggs.
A bill to provide for the enlistment and
maintenance of an industrial army,
for issuing and maintaining a suffi
cient and equitable volume of cur
rency, and for other purposes.
Whereas (he lack of employment for a
vast number of wcrkingmen in this
country, caused by a contraction of
modey and falling prices, is productive
of untold distress and of manifold de
Whereas the problem of theunem
ployed is not new, but has been steadily
enlarging for many years,thus evidencing
that the system ofjproteotion of American
laborers even when in fullest operation
has been inadequate; and
Whereas the prosperity of the wealth-
producers of the nation has steadily de
clined, notwithstanding the marvelous
increase of wealth and of progress in the
methods of production; and
Whereas the political economy and
the administration of government have
neither kept pace with the development
of the country nor secured just recom
pense for labor; and
Whereas this problem of the unem
ployed not only appeals to the sympathy
and enlists the consideration of Ameri
can citizens, but is also a menace to the
peace, prosperity, and perpetuity of the
Whereas the wisdom of our forefathers
in the preamble of the constitution of
the United States made ample provision
in the phrase "to promote the general
welfare" for such enlarged govern
mental functions and progressive eco
nomic measures as the growing needs and
the emergencies of the country might
Be ii enacted by the senate and house
of representatives of the United States of
America in congress assembled, That the
secretary of war be shall empowered and
instructed, immediately upon the pass
age of this act, to enlist, as fast as prac
ticable, five hundred thousand men in
an industrial volunteer army to serve
for the period of one .year after enlist
ment Sxc. 2. That this army shall be en
listed, clothed, fed, and paid under the
same rules and regulations as to phys
ical soundness, comfort, and military
discipline required of recruits in the
Szo. 3. That, instead of drill at arms.
army shall be employed on works of
publio improvements, such as canals,
rivers, and harbors, irrigation works,
publio highways, and such other publio
improvements as congress, in its wisdom
and patriotic determination to legislate
for the welfare of the people, for the
creation of substantial wealth, and for
the safety and perpetuity of the repub
lic, shall provide.
Sec. 4. That in order to defray the
expenses of the said industrial army, to
restore and maintain an adequate and
equitable volume of currenoy, and to en
courage the employment of labor by pri
vate capital, through rising prices, the
secretary of the treasury is hereby au
thorized and directed
First To issue 50 millions of dollars
of legal tender United States notes to
replace the estimated destruction, waste
and losses of United States notes since
the passage of the act of May 31, 1S78,
which provided that the volume of legal
tender notes then outstanding should
not be diminished.
Second To issue 150 millions of dol
lars of legal tender United States notes
to replace the national bank cur-
currency which has been retired below
the maxinfum of such currenoy formerly
outstanding. And it shall be the law
ful duty of the secretary of the treasury
to issue legal tender United States notes
from time to time in sufficient volume to
take the place of the circulating notes of
national banks as the said bank cur
rency may hereafter be retired.
Third To issue 100 millions of legal
tender United States notes annually here
after in order to create and preserve an
increasing and equitable volume of cur
rency in accordance with the needs of
the increasing population and volume of
busineea of this country.
Sec. 5. That the United States notes
herein authorized shall be executed in
the usual high style of art on distinctive
paper, in denominations of from $1 to
$1,000, and said notes shall be lawful
money of the United States, receivable
in the revenues of the government, and
legal tender for all debts and taxes, ex
cept in cases where it has been other
wise provided by positive contract prior
to the passage of this act.
Seo. 6. That the amounts of lawful
money herein authorized shall be cov
ered into the United States treasury,
and shall be paid out by the treasurer
of the United States in the necessary
and authorized disbursements of the
From the Empire State.
Editor Advocate: The Advocate
gets better if possible every week, and I
wish we had as good a paper in every
state in the union. The struggle in that
case would be a brief one. It is amus
ing to see you give it to the editor of the
Capital. What a short memory Brother
Hudson as well as the editor of the
Atchison Champion must have to print
such stuff as you quote from their pa
pers, regarding the condition of labor
under republican administrations. They
forget that four states were under mar
tial law at one time in 1892, man and
master each having the other by the
throat, and the state militia was called
out to protect property from the mob
which always follows such conditions.
Few but the bankers themselves know
what Harrison's administration did
for the relief of the banks and gam
blers, by the purchase of bonds, while
they refused to do a single thing for the
relief of the industrial people. They
talk loudly about the protection of labor.
What one of them, even the editor of
the Capital, will advocate the plan of
puttlrj a duty later i w:H w
products of labor. They eay that would
not do at all from the fact that the la
boringmen of; this country, through
their unions, would put the price of
wages so high that there would not be
any profits for the manufacturer.
Well, suppose they would. We have
been trusting to the manufacturer to
divide the benefits of protection with his
men for thirty years; now let us take
the chances of laboringmsn being more
just and fair iu the division in the fu
ture than tbe manufacturer haabesn
in the past.
I am a protectionist of the most pro
nounced type but I will never vote for
an alleged protective (party again which
does not put direct protection to labor
first in its platform and in the law. The
practice of talking during a whole cam
paign about the wonderful benefits of pro
tection to the . laboring man, and when
elected refusing to put any protection
whatever in the law (except incidental
protection, which must come through
the tender mercies of the employer and
tempered by his ability to buy bis labor
in the cheapest markets of the world.)
I am thoroughly disgusted with it as are
the great majority of workingmen who
have been educated by the venerable
Peter Cooper, llenry Cary Balrd, and
Ben Butler. I prefer an out and out
free trader to such continued hypocrisy.
But I did not intend to inflict a latter
upon you. l started out to commend
the Advocate, and your masterful man
ner of answering these would-be
teachers. Yours to the end in the
middle of the road. I. E. Dean.
Honoye Falls, N. Y.
Labette Connty Resolutions.
Editor Advocate: A meeting of the
citizens of Fairview and vicinity was
held at Fairview echoolhouse on the
evening of May 5 for the purpose of dis
cussing the conditions confronting us as
a people to the end that we, as ceigh
bors and friends, and as true American
citizens, might come to an understand
ing of our duty as patriotic and loyal
citizens. After organizing by electing a
president and secretary, the following
resolutions were adopted:
Whibias, The army of the oommonweal
is now in Washington for the declared pur
pose of personally petitioning congress for
relief and for redress of their grievances;
Whbbias. The majority of the members
of the senate and house of represented res
have (as reported by the Associated prese)
teemed to deny them that right; therefore,
Resolved, By the citizens of Fairview and
vicinity, that we, as oitizens of the United
States, would like to know when we surren
dered our right as guaranteed by the consti
tution to peacefully assemble anywhere
within the jurisdiction of the United States,
and to petition oongress for relief.
Resolved, That the conditions of this
country at this time warrant and demand
the assembling together of jost suoh bodies
of citizens a the army of the commonweal.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
meeting that the tariff is a secondary mat-
ter, and that the flnanoial conditions of the
country are of the first and greatest im
Resolved, Tint we hereby call upon the
members of oongress from the state of Kan
sas to demand that our servants at Wash
ington shall give to General Coxey and the
am nf th mmmonfful an honest and re
spectful hearing, and that they shall then
immediately prooeoa to pus suoa unsocial
means as will relieve the present stringent
condition; ana ne n
Resolved, farther, That we never have
and never will surrender to a few plutocrats
of the money power the right to peacefully
assemble and petition oongress for the
redress of our grievances.
nunif). That ths Mcretarv be and is
hereby instruoted to forward one copy of
the above resolutions to the Topeka advo
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