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VOL. V. It Is a Daisy. From a letter:—“Dr., what is the greatest evi! that attaches to the national banking system?’* > This is the worst feature: “It. has ruined the people in every nation on earth in whioh it has had an existence. It ruined the Argentine Republic. It rhicsd France under the John Law Mississippi Bubble. It has ruined the people of England until 15*000 people own e*ery foot of soil in England, and one in every eight is a pauper! In Dakota it has warped it over the backs of the “My Party” worship* pers Until 55 per cent of its acreage belongs to cor porations! Another bad thing about it is—that there is net one solitary good thin'? about it. Another bad thing about it is that the cur rency (God protect the man who thinks currency and money are the same thing!) isn’t worth the powder to blow it to Bedlam. If a mau owed ten cents to a peanut vender and should wheelbarrow a million dollars in national bank bills over his counter to pay the debt the peanut vender could go into the courts and sue for his ten cents immediately there after Another bad thing about it is that no power iu heaven above, earth-on-a-level, or hell beneath, ever conid, or ever dared, to try, to make the rag-baby, wild-cat sawdust stuff a legal tender. The idea that a note— a debt —could be legal tender! Another bad thing about it. is that it is abso lutely insecure!—positively not one shadow of secur ity lies back of a national bank bill. It is worth alike iu all parts of the country and that alone makes it equal to the old-fashioned oatskiD, skin- the-cat, summer-frost, state-bank currency! In all respects it is looser, crazier, and more shameless. For the state bank pretended to have the bank officials’ property back of it, and this fraud (bearing the low lived dirty trick-mule name of “national”—ha—ha— haw!) don’t have even ye summer winds that tra-la la-boom-de-aye back of it! “Bonds!” Oh don’t—take yer paw out of your mouth! Get Greek and Sanscrit and’the toothache— but don’t say bonds.' Put it in North American, Nux Vomican, nihil fit killimazoo language—and say bondage. People understand that. Yes, “bawnds” are back of that delicious “best ‘banking system in” hades! And what is a “bawnd?” Why it is a debt! “8ho!” Yes, it is, “No—you’re .phoolin’—po! po! be dignified and exercise sobriety.” But how in thunder cun a man keep his teeth <covered when a great American schoolbouse nation : gets up a system of “money”—(currency really) on -credit-debt—and a banker’s credit—phew!—and se cures that debt with another debt!!! Bend for the iring- master! Just as if a war or a disaster—or pes itilencd driving a treasury note to Washington for redemption—or reduce its “value”—wouldn't strike the bonds much harder than it would the treasury note. How wasitduring the war? Was a national bank bill worth “one'hundred cents on a dollar?” Well not exactly, by bank accounting. The green back took it by the nose and held it up to the “exg ception clause” value—from 37c. up! Which is eas ier to redeem in case of a war?—one huudred dollars in greenbacks without interest, or a million dollais in bonds with interest? Which would be presented first?—a circulating greenback or a gold requiring bond! A banker’s debt-uote secured by a bond -dr bt note!—well, that’s good—that’s a “sound system!” Another thing abou« a national bank bill is that it gats out by being borrowed out—it must go back —to pay ths debt—and when it goes back it leaves a largei hole thau when it went out to fill a, “bole.” It is an absorbent, sucking and drawing night and day. And now it has become so triumphantly ele phantine in proportions that all other money is in .the same condition. The Great West 5 ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEB 2, 1894. Every dollai in the country now has to return to Wall street every seven months, to pay debts—and be borrowed out again to do business—to return again and again. Every dollar in the United States has only seven interests attached to it—that’s all. It will be ten tomorrow. Ob, the national banking system is a daisy. . The G. O. P is quick to jump upon the faults of a man—if he have any—who is a foe ts the political rascality of the age. But the overwhelming cussed ness of the D. G. O. P. is painted cerulean blue, with phantasmal rainbows of hogwash. February Ist, was the dale fixed by the Cieveland-Sherman administration for selling the American people into bond-age. Will the people submit? Vote the old ticket once more, ye serfs! / For tbe Great West. A Dollar a Day. A dollar a day, a dollar a day, Six children to feed, the doctor to pay; Tbe sugar is high, tbe coffee is higher, Meat is expensive and so is the fire; There are school-books to buy au«l clothing to get, Aod then the old landlord calls around in a pet. Digging away, day after day,. Tour form growing bent, your hair turning gray The preacher comes text and bids you beware How you grossly neglect the house of prayer; So you fix up your best and start out afresh, To be met by the deacon demanding the cash. Weary and worn, poor and forlorn You wish iu your heart you never was born; Your “shoddy” grows thin and lets in the cold, Your over-worked wife now turns to a scold, And you sadly reflect while pegging away; One can’t be a “saint” on a dollar a day. Daisy Clover. The nations of tbe world never breathed freely in tbe midst of political dangers until the habeas corpus was demanded and granted to tbe English people years ago. It is the sole barrier against secret and unjust imprisonment. The meaning of habeas corpus i 9 “have the body,” and it is a writ commanding the officers to bring the body of tbe prisoner into court—and if bailable, allow him to give bonds. It is with profound astouisment that we see the people of this oountry trifling, or permitting trifling, with this precious safeguard against despotism and usurpation. Lu tbe Hoskin’s case in Minnesota, it was only by extreme labor and parading hither and thither, from judge to judge, from court to court, that tbe writ was secured. In fact, we divulge no cofidences when we say that preparations were made to arrest the judges of the sir reran court ns a final resort. The writ was finally obtaiued—after “conferences” —and Hoskius set al liberty. What a wonderful, wonderful thing it is that so many intelligent citizens do ii >*—or will not— see the definite purpose of the m >»••* Buying and selling class to use the labor of the world for their enrichment. This decree prevails throughout all banking circles: “Let no money be issued that does n t pay us tribute!” The number of people who love their country better than party is very large. The number is only exceeded by those who love their party better than country But there's a light breaking. THE IMMIGRATOR Wl)o Would Have Built Up SoUtt* Bakota, aod Peopled Tl>ese Vacant Farirjs. Ii la Tlipe to Wake Up aod Gaze 1010 toe Face of tl?e Tiioe to Soooze oo tOe Breast of G. O. P. Folly. What is ths reason the Immigrator has stayed his hand, and the pioneer has pnlied rein? Why is it that all ovsr this western plain of ver dant treasure and prairie beauty the homes are not crowded with the new-comer and the stayer? Is it your fault? Is it my fault? And whoso ever fault, what have YOU—knowing the evil and swallowing it in bitter drafts—what have you dons to remove that evil. Does the putrid political pool make the air poi sonous to immigration? What have YOU done to purify ths oatoh-basin of public wrong? What has been your labor to uplift the fallen public conscience? Is it due to the “my party” presa in the olutoh of tbe Associated Preea branches—papers which ait glowering on tbe dnngbeap of their political for tunes, and oast glamor over ths fearful ruin they have wrought? - If so, what have you, a citizen of a republic, done to relieve the earth of purchased mouthpieces? Name the work! Speak tbe deed! Read your record! Where, on the footstool of God, has’ there been such a tide of eommercial, agricultural and artisan ruin produced without tbe vengeance of a Buffering city population? Name the country. Speak tbe city. Read the history. Turkey has cut off tbe heads of two of her Sul tans, and uprooted a dynasty because of a monopoly of less Mian twenty millions! England tore down her throne because of one city’s commercial hurt— tbe “glorious revolution” of 1588 followed monopoly in tbe tea and silk trade—King Charles lost bis head for less dm n ken ness and lewd nastiness thau Cleve land and Carlisle—Oh, shades of Fortress Monroe and colored Swans of Hampton! Roads! We defy the world to produce the equal of ths change in this nation and Australia,iu seveuty-seven .years!! It is absolutely without a parallel. We oaa show the reader twenty-seven miles of verdure, where tin eviction histories of eighty-seven homes -lie buried--and four only of .he eighty-seven are occupied today. We can poiut to tbe Ist Congres sional District of Minnesota—the southeastern cor ner-'-ten counties— vith forest-covered bills end level plains—with rolling rivers and trilling creeks—and “diversified” farming! What a picture! Mighty terminal tnaikels iu Mire—four—directions. And yet, iu ten years the population has increased — increased did 1 hhj ?—increased?—why, of course that vigorous-you nc country has increased her population in tt ii years. No—it lost teu thousand from 1880 to 1890. Ks births were double tbs deaths. Ths large oities like Winona grew wonderfully. And yet, ths total couut decreased 10,000. At whose door shall this be laid? Ifit bad taken place in France tbe populace would have taken the editor who sustained, or excused, or palliated tbe cause of this desolation and shaken him as God Almighty’s terrier would have shakeu a rat over hell. And yet men still talk well of partita aod systems WHOLE NO. 223.