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The Great Perils and Foes of
the People. N. O. t'Uroniele. The interests of the people, their en joyment of equal rights and equal ad and uincstrictjpd irotdoiij of occupation iu the pursuit, of happiness by all lawful methods, are placed in the greatest of all the perils which could environ them by those formidable com binations of capital, through consolida tion of corporations, pooling of incomes aDd watering of stocks. These various schemes ta oppress and harass the people and place honest in dustry completely at the mercy of cap ital are far more formidable, audacious and demoralizing than the worst forms of oppression employed by the most insolent and cruel tyrants that ever drove a people to bloody revolution. By this resort alone they relieved them selves of tyrants who have usurped their liberties and grievously oppressed them. Revolution has been found the only remedy for this form of oppression of the people. The worm has turned and stung the foot which tramped it. Is such remedy within the reach of a people who are oppressed and plundered of their just share of the profits of in dustry and productions through these combinations, syndicates aud monopo lies, such as the railroad companies, the Standard Oil and Cotton Seed aud the various land companies which are springing up all over the country? The principle and method of these as sociations are to draw into the hands of their organizers large usurious returns for capital derived from watered stock, and to fix the prices of commodities and of labor at the lowest rates to the pro ducer. To effect these Jesuits monopo lies must be made large enough to swallow up all competitors. When this has been accomplished the people are subjected to the worst tyr anny ever devised by the most diabolic ingenuity. With such concentration of power, government, legislation aud public policy are not only set at defiance but brought under the control of those baleful despots. Laws are made or constructed to pro tect them in palpable violation of the organic law and bill of rights. The right to crush all competition aud des troy all freedom of trade and industry is recognized by servile judges as rest ingon irrepealable contracts and con stitnting vested rights. Such is the condition of affairs in thi country, which is every_ day aggravated by some new scheme in the same line of usurpation. Is there no remedy, no defense, no powe# of resistance against these terri ble foes of the people and of liberty? Is there no statesman who has the coul age and patriotism to follow the exam pie of Andrew Jackson, who, fifty years ago, rescued the people from the grasp of a tyrant and monopoly quite as formidable in that era as the banded monopolies and corporations of this day, which are stalking through the land and crushing the inost sacred right and in terest of the people in the dust? Liberty Enlighting the World. States. Have we liberty in fact? Thursday last was unveiled, with imposing cere monies, Bartholdi's collossal statue, called "Liberty Enlightiug the World." Standing over against this noble work of art, in the Eastern gateway of this country, are the grauite walls of the customhouse, and floating beside it, with loaded guus, are revenue cutters, which contradict and belie the senti nient expressed by the statue. While the statue in the Eastern gateway of commerce proclaims liberty, the custom house and the revenue cutter, with force and arms, denies to the toiling millions liberty to sell the product of their toil for the best price, aud to buy therewith the things they need for the cheapest price. We have, it is true, freedom of speech, freedom of printing, freedom of person, freedom of religiou, freedom of association and combination yet what are all.these worth without freedom to exchanging the product of our labor with whomsoever and at whatsoever price we will. If the American by hié labor in the «old of winter and the heat of summer bas produced ten bales of cotton or a hundred bushels of wheat, and wishes to exchange it with a Frenchman for wooleti clothes for himself and children, the officer on the revenue cutter, forbids him aud compels him to pay eighty per cent, more for bis woolen clothing to a Pennsylvanian or New Englander. So, with his ten bales of cotton worth $400, he could buy from the Frenchman 400 yards of cloth, or other objects of desire of equivalent value, but he is forced to content himself with 222 yards of cloth at $1.80 a yard. Yet, we call this liberty? Is despotism and slavery any the less so because inflicted by a majority in Congress? The very essence of slavery is the power of one man over the pro ducts of the labor of another. Slavery is all the more degrading, wlieie the yoke is borne by willing necks. Interesting to Cigar Dealers. Kim ira Gazette. "Did you know that a cigar dealer violates the law nearly every time you buy a cigar?" "Well no, I did not know it," was the scribe's response. "How does he do it ?" "Just this way," pursued the officer. "You call for a cigar, the dealer takes a handful from the box, Bpreads them oat before you, and after you have se lected what you want he returns the remainder to the box. This is a viola tion of the law. The dealer has no right to return those cigars to the box, and he could be punished for it." As the happy couple were leaving the church the husband said to the partner of bis wedded life, "Marriage mast seem a dreadful thing to you. Why you were all of a tremble and one could hardly hear you say, 'I will.' " "I shall have more courage and say it louder next time," returned the blushiDg bride. THE ST. USURY DEMOCRAT, An Eight-Page, Forty-Column, Weekly Paper. PUBLISHED V r r Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La. 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