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hilar I JE ±lLj / Y£hJ7 J\.JLihj£il ?I/I ii w JLd. igsas I ——— : : * 1 “SPEAK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THAT THEY GO FORWARD ■■■ VOL. 111. NO. 12. WHOLE NO. 116. TERRIBLE.! A PITIFUL STORY—MORE OF PLUTOCRACY’S FRUITS. A St. Paul Man in Chicago, Out of Work, Unable to Procure Money Enough to Get Home to At tend the Funeral of His Dead Child, Resorts to Crime and Is Shot Down, After Wounding Three Men. The following report came from ’Chi cago: Chicago, July 9—ln Western despera do style a man, supposed to he C. E. Ccle, assaulted and attempted to rob P. G. McGloin in his saloon at 64 Adams 6treet in the heart of the business dis trict of Chicago last evening. After se riously wounding McGloin, the thief es caped and made the most remarkable race for liberty ever seen in the streets of Chicago. After firing into the mob that pursued him and seriously wound ing three citizens, he was run down and killed by Officer Rosenthal opposite the entrance of the Auditorium on Congress street. The wounded men are P. G. McGloin, saloon-keeper, three wounds on the head, will recover; H. M. Sterrberg, shot in the abdomen, taken to St. Luke’s hospital will probably die; Samuel Stone, shot in right leg, will recqyer. , McGloin was alone in his saloon when Cole entered and ordered a glass of beer. This was served to him, and he then asked the saloon-keeper to get him some meat that he claimed to have left in the icebox of the saloon. McGloin walked to the entrance of the icebox and Cole, drawing a revolver, ordered him to go inside and stay there. McGloin turned and struck the robber in the face, 'nearly l knocking him down. The men clinched and fought desperately. Cole managed to get one arm free and with his revolver he pounded the saloon-keeper viciously, inflicting three wounds. The robber then broke loose from McGloin and running to the front entrance of the saloon, turned west on Adams street. Although bleeding profusely, McGloin followed, and was only a few steps be- I hind when the thief turned into O’Brien’s f taloon at 84 Adams street, and, still hold ing the revolver In his hand, ran out of the rear door on Quincy street. He then turned east, and at State street boarded a southbound cable car. McGloin was ■till close upon him, however, and Cole, seeing that he could not shake off his pursuer, ran through the car and con tinued his flight south on State street. Several citizens had by this time joined In the chase, and after running one block to Jackson street, Cole fired one shot into the crowd, which failed to hit anybody. The flight and pursuit then turned to ward Wabash avenue, and south upon that street. Officers Rosenthal and Daly In citizen’s clothes were walking on Van Buren street just as Cole, closely followed the bleeding saloon-keeper and a crowd of citizens, ran across the street, going south. They at once joined in the chase, and as Cole was badly winded by this time, they rapidly came up with him. Half way between Van Buren street and Congress street Rosenthal was dose upon his man and ordered him to surrender. Cole replied with a shot and the bullet tore through the stomach of Sternberg, who was among the leaders of the pursuit. Just before reaching the corner of Congress street the officer fired at the fugitive, who returned the com pliment. The bullet of the officer went wild, but that of Cole brought down Stone, another of the pursuers, with a ball through the leg. Rosenthal fired a second time, and this time Cole stag gered. He continued to run, however, turned the corner and ran east on Con gress street until he was directly in front of the entrance to the Auditorium thea ter, where he fell. He died within two minutes without saying a word. The of ficer’s bullet had passed through his left kidney and into the lung. Then came the following report: THE DEAD MAN IDENTIFIED. Chicago, July 9. —The body of the man Who was shot and killed by Policeman Roseothal in front of the Auditorium last night, has been identified as that of Charles Gorman, who lived at the Hotel Somerset, Twelfth street and Wabash av enue From the laundry mark on his shirt he was supposed to be C. E. Cole, but the linen was borrowed before the shooting occurred, and his real identity was established by the man who had befriended him. Monday afternoon Gor man received a telegram from his wife In St. Paul, saying that his baby daugh ter had died the night before, and urging hinij to come to her. He made every effojrt to secure money to take him to where his dead baby was, and, after re peated failures in a moment of despera tion h«r attempted to rob Saloonkeeper MeGloin that he might have funds with which to go to his wife. C. E. Cole, the man who loaned Gorman the linen, and ■jrho identified bis body, is in charge of the dining room of the Union League club. He roomed at the hotel with Gor man, and knew him well. Last night about 6 o’clock Gorman met Cole as the latter was leaving the club house, and showed him a telegram from his wife, Genevieve Gorman, telling him of the * death of his child. He tried to sell a large revolver to Cole, but the latter did not have the amount necessary—slß Then the two men tried to pawn the weapon, but could get no more than $6 on it. Gorman then tried to trade it at the railroad offices for a ticket to St. I Paul, and, this effort being unsuccessful, I the two men went back to the hotel. I Gorman was very uneasy, and about 7 | o’clock said he must renew his efforts ta I get the money. He started down town, I and was not seen again by Cole until his I body was identified. In Gorman’s trunk I were found letters of recommendation I from various bar rooms where he had I been employed, one of them being from I the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago. All I the testimonials spoke of him as a man THE CRIME. of integrity. Earlier in the day the body was identified as that of George E. Cole, of Denver, but the papers establish his identity as Gorman beyond a doubt. MRS. GORMAN TALKS. Last night it was telegraphed from Chicago that the supposed Cole was Charles Gorman and that his wife lived at 64 East Seventh street St. Paul. No. 64 is a business block between Cedar and Minnesota streets. The front rooms on the second story are occupied by Mrs. Mary E. Mitchell,, “business and trance medium.” When a Globe reporter in quired last night for Mrs. Charles Gor man, Mrs. Mitchell introduced her daugh ter, a slender, girlish young woman of twenty-one, with pearly teeth, loose black hair, and large, dark eyes. She had been weeping, presumably for her husband; but at the first intimation that he was not well, the young wife threw up both hands and almost fainted in her mother’s arms. Mrs. Gorman had pre vious cause for grief, for her baby boy had been buried a few hours before, and the father expected here yesterday morn ing had neither arrived nor explained his absence. Upon a bed in the same room cooed laughingly little Della, the surviving child of the stricken mother. Without being fully informed of the ex tent of her affliction, young Mrs. Gorman told that she had married her husband in St. Paul two years ago. They imme diately left the city, and have since re sided in New York, Chicago, Boston and at various other points. The husband had been a traveling man previous to his marriage, being employed, at one time, Chapin & Gore, the great liquor firm w Chicago Since his marriage, he had done no regular work, but had received some assistance from his brother, George Gorman, who is a traveling agent for some agricul tural implement house of Boston. She believed it was the Walworth Manufac turing company. He had another broth er, Harvey Gorman, who had once been a well known bicycle rider of Brockton, Mass. She described her husband lov ingly, amidst her sobs, as being always most devoted to herself and the children. He was a tall, handsome man with a dark brown moustache and dark blue eyes. He had not been a drinking man. He had never been involved in any crim inal trouble. Fo«r months ago she re turned here to be with her mother. A month later her little boy was born. The father had been financially unfortunate, and could not come to her side. He had written frequently from Chicago, and was expected here soon. Last Sunday the baby was taken seriously ill. She at once telegraphed her husband, care of the Great Northern Hotel, but received no reply. At 3 o’clock the same day the child was dead. Monday morning she received a telegram, announcing that her message had just arrived, and inquiring anxiously about “darling.” Mrs. Gorman telegraphed her husband to come home immediately. He had been anxiously looked for the whole day yesterday, and the news of his desperate death first broke the suspense. THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION. Every no*w and then, and oftner, I am asked about the liquor >curse. Many do not seem to be able to real ize that the liquor problem is only one of the effects of the social system, and will remain more or less aggra vating so lone as ‘the present system of society remains. So long as men are forced to make profits, so long as wealth, no matter how obtained, is the open sesame to social and political power, so long will the liquor problem be here to vex them. I consider liquor selling as respectable as bank ing and has done less harm—for the poverty that has driven men to ignor ance and drink has been caused by the infamous laws in the interests of bankers. The more poverty, the less home life, and the less home life the more attractive will be saloons and gambling. Of course there are many plans, if carried out. that would eliminate the drink and gambling curse—the simplest one is for people to quit patronizing them. But before that can ever be, social conditions must be changed so that higher ideals may be instilled into the masses. This cannot be done while they are in a life and death struggle with pov erty. Poverty can not be abolished while the banking, railroad, tele graph, coal, oil, meat, clothing and hundreds more combines are robbing the people on everything they eat, drink, wear and look at. Drink is on ly one big sore on a smallpox patient; 'cure the body and that sore will dis appear. So long as private monopolies exist, the disease will exist. Public monopoly for public good is the cure. —Coming Nation. - HIGH AUTHORITIES. A' recent writer says Does any one long doubt that de monetization is the cause, the chief cause, of our money contraction? If so. let him stop and take a candid look at the way things have been run ning in this country, all along since 1873, and be convinced. And does any one longer doubt that money contraction is the sure cause and precursor of money famine and financial distress? And consequently the cause of the shrunken and shrink ing values and the unhappy financial condition of this country? If so, I I would refer him to all of our leading statesmen who have ever expressed an opiniod on the question. I have only time and room to quote a few: John A. Logan said: The cause of our depression is mon ey famine, and nothing else. James A. Garfield said: Whoever controls the volume of money of any country is absolute mas ter of a4l industry and commerce. Daniel Webster said: Liberty can not longer endure in any country where the tendency is to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few. Andrew Jackson said: If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to be used by them selves, not to be delegated to individ uals or corporations. Abraham Lincoln said: , If a government contracted a debt with a certain amount of money of circulation, and theu contracted the money volume before the debt was paid, it is the most henious crime that a governmet could commit against the people. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1895. 6REAT INCREASE IN PUBLIC DEBT. $162,325,500 Since March 1, 1883. CLEVELAND’S POLICY RUINING THE COUNTRY. (Philadelphia American.) The close of the nation’s finances' year brings us to an end of uncertain ties as to the national deficit. The excess of expenditures over receipts has been $45,825,049. This, added to the deficit of the year before, makes an ipcrease of our indebtedness of $105,628,309 since the first beginning of a fiscal year after Mr. Cleveland’s in auguration. Our interest-bearing in debtedness has increased $162,325,500 since March 1, 1893. To meet this evident decline in our paying power, the Democratic Congress effected a retrenchment to the extent of sll,- 390,064. On the other hand, the im provement in receipts, of which we heard so much in January last, result ed tn a paltry increase of but $15,588,- 145'over the revenue of the fiscal year of 1893-94. This is not an encouraging exhibit. To most countries it would mean impending bankruptcy. That no such fear is excited in America proves the stability of our confidence in the nation which we decline to con found with its incompetent rulers. Clearly Mr. Carlisle owes much to this confidence, however uncompli mentary it may be to himself. He has completed a year which would have wrecked any budget-maker in Europe, even after the largest allow ance for the limits placed to his re sponsibility by our constitutional sys tem. His predictions as to how mat ters would go in our incomes»and out goes have all been falsified. He has recommended only measures which have proved wasteful of our revenue. His only proposals now are that we should go straight on in our present spendthrift policy and take the con sequences. He and his superior in of fice have driven even their own party into' rebellion by their misplaced optimism and practical shiftlessness. They will neither recognize the grav ity of the situation, nor propose any real remedy for it. With one class, indeed,Mr. Carlisle’s policy is extraordinarily popular—with the money-lenders, He has placed the finances of the country binder their “protection,” and has maae it possible for them to extract, a hand some profit out of the difficulties which the single gold standard has created. And now their organs begin to assure us that Mr. Carlisle should see his way to relieving them from the terms of their agreement with the Treasury. They agreed to import gold enough to re-establish the Treas ury reserve. Is it not sufficient if they have prevented the export of gold to the amount specified in the bond? These people are wonderfully tena cious of the letter of the nation’s bond, when'it has made a promise to the money-lenders. They even insist on reading into it more than is writ ten there. It says, “lawful money of the United States.” They say this must be interpreted to mean gold and nothing else, although the country made no such distinction between gold and silver when those bonds were issued. This very contract grew out of the refusal of Secretary Carlisle to pay out silver in redemption of Treas ury notes, although the law author ized the payment. The public then shall pay beyond the terms of its agreement, but the money-lenders shall not be required to pay up to theirs! This is the policy which claims a monopoly of honesty in the United States. THE INCOME TAX. We never like to question the legal ity of a decision by a court. The court is composed of lawyers, who ought to know what the law and constitution is, and we are not a lawyer. But if the decision on the income tax case is correct, then our constitution is distressingly lop-sided. More and more,according to the decisions of the courts, wealth is being relieved of its burdens and the masses are being loaded with greater exactions. We seem to be drifting headlong into the old time regard for the sanctity of the dollar and the old time disregard for the sacredness of manhood. We ap pear to be drifting towards the condi tion of ancient Rome,in which wealth laughed, danced, drank and ate, in de lightful irresponsibility, while the poor languished in the bastiles. If there is anything, constitution or what not, that shields wealth from bearing the burden of taxation, it should be swept away as soon as ac tion upon it can be reached. It is treason against right and justice and humanity to pile taxation upon our farms and labor and let wealth go pretty nearly scot free. If this decisiou does not stir the people to a determination to capture Congress and our Legislatures ior tne purpose of changing the Constitution ia the interests of the masses, it is difficult to conceive what can do it. The Estes & Wood Company, Mail Order Distributers, St. Paul, are well known and reliable Minnesota men. Mr. Estes, ex-Unlted States consul at Jamaica, was formerly of Madelia,and Mr. Wood has been in the mercantile business in St. Paul for years. They sell everything to farmers at whole sale prices from a needle to a thresh ing machine. Write for catalogue. WOULD PUT IT IN YOUR EYE If all the gold in the world was equal ly divided among all the people of the world, it would hot be enough for each to have a piece large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Yet we are asked to make this the basis of all the promises of the pteople.—Hender son, (Ky.) Courier. LETHARGY AND COWARDICE. In'*‘defence Is a Besetting Sin of the People. di RICANS MUST REGAIN THE SPIRIT OF >76. .Ration Progresses—The Reyolu- tion Must Come. Emma Ghent Curtis in Chicago Sentinel.) I remember once having seen in a comic paper the picture of a dilapi dated old darkey patched up with court plaster, bandaged up with mus lin of divers hues, walking with a crutch and carryi’hg his arm in a sling. He was the door of his cabin and just over that door hung a sign bearing the words: “Mule for Sale.” That picture con tained volumes of meaning. The mule was a failure so far as the col ored gentleman was concerned and the same had wisely decided to get rid of him. Is it not high time for the American people, plastered with mortgages, burdened with debt, out of work, out of homes, cut of hope, to hang out a sign reading, ‘‘System of Government to Dispose of.” One of the worst evils of present day American politics is partisanship. This partisanship is so largely the re sult of representative government that were the latter set aside the former would gradually dissipate. Partisanship may have a few good points but these can be considered at some other time. One of its worst evils has been the tendency to cause voters /to look at all measures in a prejudiced light and not upon the question of their merits. Smith has always been a Democrat, for this reason he does not carefully weigh and consider the probable ef fect of any measure proposed by his party, upon his prosperity and busi ness. Not one such measure does he consider upon its actual merits; he is a Democrat and because the measures are the children of his party he blindly upholds them. They may tax him out of all reason, reduce his wages or the value of his property, but he will not complain. He will lay the blame of his misfortunes upon other causes than the official acts he should well know produced them. Jones is a Republican, and he pursues a precise ly similar policy with regard to his party and the mens .'res it advocates. Now were our present system of rep resentative government converted in to a direct governmet, and the four teen-dollar-a day congressman set to plowing corn instead of plowing pros perity of the masses up by the roots, we would have far less partisanship. The said congressman and his sate lites would have something else to do besides setting people whose interests are identscal upon each others’ throats. A proposed law would be presented to the people not as a meas ure of any political party,but as some thing a large per cent of the ‘‘great plain people” had asked for through the initiative. Thus presented the measure would arouse no venom and no unreasoning partisan hatred. It would come before the people upon its actual merits and upon these alone would be accepted or rejectee. I will mention a few of the objec tions I have heard offered by well meaning people to the system oi di rect legislation, and will say a few words as to the wisdom thereof. 1. “The people are not well enough informed to decide upon all the im portant measures of governmentjthey would make terrific and fatal mis takes.” It looks to the writer as if somebody else had made some mis takes. No thinking person can see the awful condition of the American laborers and producers and the tot tering state of the Republic (so called) and not know that fearful mis takes have been made. The people, if given direct legislation, may make a few mistakes, but they will make no worse ones than their representatives have made, and moreover they will know that so long as they hold the initiative and referendum they have the ready and effective means of cor recting all mistakes and righting all wrongs. If they unwisely do, they can speedily undo. There will be none of the present hopeless groaning under irremediable wrong. As to popular lack of information nothing will put that evil to flight so readily as direct legislation. It will bring the actual, every day facts of government to the very doors of the people and compel them to know what is going on, to think, to consider, to weich and judge. It will fairly take hold “of people and shake the political ignor ance out of them. It will teach them that good, plain common sense is quite as useful and necessary in gov ernment as it is driving a mule, hoe ing potatoes or building fence. 2. “It is too much trouble to sub mit all laws to the people.” Please remember that under direct govern ment there will be but few laws to submit and these will be simple, con cise and to the point. They will, when printed, occupy but little space upon the ballot. It will of course be a little trouble for the people to in form themselves upon the nature of the laws they are to vote upon; it is also some trouble to go hungry, to hunt for work when none is to be found, to move out a mortgaged home, and to be the victim of a sweat shop boss, as some people have to do th/e present time. 3. “It will increase the cost of elections.” As to this objection a little consideration would be wise. Id tli# first place the cost will not be in creased, for the laws would be pre sented to the people at the regular elections, and would be printed upon the same ballots tha-t carry the can didates’ names. In Colorado all con stitutional amendment are thus sub mitted. In the second place the peo ple would soon learn to save the en tire present outlay for congressional whiskey, official wakes, fi:ty-thousand dollar presidents and oilier needless “WHILE THE MUSIC IS PLAYING—WHILE THE DANCE GOES ON.” government expenses; so that even if the elections should cost a little more (which they will not) the people would in the long run be heavy gainers by the exchange!. Indifference is one of the besetting sins of the American people. They have too much dislike of innovations in government, too great an aversion to the courage required to break down the mildewed images of the past. But it is the firm belief of the reformer, the one hope to which he clings, that this lethargy will pass away and the American people will again show the spirit of ’76. It took many a year and much expenditure of ink and lung power to rear the public opinion that resisted the Stamp Act, and it took another long fight to bring about the fall of chattel slayery. The mills of the gods are slow but sure. Brother or sister, let you and I be sure that we do not slight one turn at the wheel. Write if you can, talk if you can, persuade if you can, and smile, sing and be brave. Agitation, toil, patience, then revolution. Direct leg islation and a real republic may be peaceably and speedily obtained if we but persevere. The people are so tre mendously in the majority that they have only to decide what they want and it is theirs for the demanding. Canon City, Colo. STRONG ADMISSIONS. A Supreme Court Judge Says Wealth More Potent In the United States Than In Any Other Country. (From tlieChicago Times-Herald, Rep.). No address of recent times has at tracted more attention than that of Justice Henry B. Brown, of the United States supreme court, before the law school of Yale. According to Justice Brown danger to the country threat ens from three directions, municipal misgovern inent, corporate greed and the tyranny of labor. Concerning corporate greed, Justice Brown said: Universal suffrage, which it was con fidently supposed would inure to the benefit of the poor man,is so skillfully manipulated as to' rivet his chains, and secure to the rich man a predom inance In politics he has never enjoy ed under a restricted system. Prob ably in no country in the world is the influence of wealth more potent than in this, and in no period of our his tory has it been more powerful than now. Mobs are never logical, and are prone to seize upon pretexts rather than upon reasons, to wreak their vengeance upon whole classes of so ciety. There was probably never a flimsier excuse for a great riot than that given for the sympathetic strike of last summer, but back of it were substantial grievances to which the conscience of the citizens seems to have been finally awakened. The manner in which wealth was used recently in Chicago to secure a right of way for the Illinois Steel Company is one of the most consicu ous illustrations of the truth of Jus tice Brown’s warning. The suffrage by which the common people are sup posed to be represented in the muni cipal Legislature was betrayed by their representatives to rich men. The miserable creatures who took the rich men’s money are criminals in the eye of the law. But they are no more censurable than the men of higher standing in the community who used their money in order to obtain a po litical power against which the com mon people appear to have no remedy. “If wealth,” said Justice Brown, “will not respect the rules of common honesty in the use of its power, it will have no reason to expect moderation or discretion on the part of those who resist its encroachments.” If the Pullman Company, by the same meth ods as the Illinois Steel Company has employed, had secured public property for perpetual dedication to its private use, .the strike of a year ago would have’ had a foundation in public sym pathy far above any apparent or real claim put forth by Debs and his asso ciates. DON’T SCOFF. Do not scoff at Populism, Socialism, or other “isms,” unless you really know what these mean. Do not for get, also, the fact that the newspa pers whence you get your knowledge o! these “isms” are controlled and dictated by monopoly, which is at the bottom of all your troubles, and which “isms” seek to destroy.—lndustrial News. , MAKING A BOLD MOVE. Free Silver Democrats Are Pre paring to Make a Party Bolt.. MEANING OF THE CONVEN- TION I*RESIDENT CLEVELAND IS CHARGED WITH NOAV BEING GUILTY OF PARTY PERFIDY BECAUSE HE IIAS GIVEN THE ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT OVER TO GORMAN,BRICE AND VILAS, WHO OPPOSED TARIFF REFORM AND DID THE MOST TOWARD SPOILING TIIE ORIGINAL WILSON BILL—THERE AVILL SURELY BE A SILVER DEMO CRATIC NATIONAL TICKET IN THE FIELD IN 1896. Special to the St. Paul Dispatch Rep.: Washington,July 9,—The free silver Democrats are preparing to make their most important play. The com ing convention, to be helt) in the shadow of the treasury departmentin this city, and within a few squueik-of the White House, is pregnant with developments, which will necessarily have a great bearing on the presiden tial campaign next year. The free coinage element, since the Kentucky state convention, realize that they will have the concentrated influence of the administration and the army of officeholders against them. The fact that it will take two-thirds of the number of delegates in the next national convention to nominate or to adopt the party platform, is a tell ing blow for the silver men. It is, therefore, their purpose, at the approaching Washington convention, to declare, once for all, that if the na tional democracy is to be controlled by the gold monometallists, it is time to recognize the party. In other words, the followers of Harris, Jones and Turpie, who signed the silver convention call, are preparing to leave the Democratic party, if it continues to stand by the Cleveland-Cariisle policy. The Democratic senators mentioned, as well as others who favor free coinage, say that the president has decided to drop tariff reform and make gold monometallism the leading issue. They say he has entrusted the management of the coming contest to Senator Gorman in Maryland,Senator Brice in Ohio,Sena tor Smith in New Jersey, and Secre tary Carlisle and Senator Lindsay in Kentucky. Less tharra year ago, it is cited, Mr, President Cleveland was ac cusing these men who to-day have as sumed the party leadership of “party perfidy and dishonor.” The old-time Democrats of the Morgan-Ilarris-Tur pie stripe are no w about to raise the cry of “party perfidy and dishonor,” on the ground that the president has joined hands Avith the men who forced the present tariff bill on the party, and who were ashamed to call on the chief executive for months after their course during the Fifty-third Con gress. The breach is widening in the Democratic party, and the meeting of the free-coinage wing, which assem bles near the spot where the cele brated Rothschild bond deal was con summated on August 14, will be the forerunner of the bolt that is sure to come in the next Democratic conven tion. It has been said by some of the administration supporters that the silver Democrats will be swung into line next year. Harris and Turpie and the other free-coinage men will not forsake a lifelong conviction. Sooner than see Carlisle nominated and elected to the presidency, they will place a straight-silver ticket in the field, even though it results in Re publican success. In 1893 the free-sil ver Democrats will have full control of the party. “THE CIRCLE OB’ TRUTH.” “We used to say intemperance was the cause of poverty. Now we have completed the circle of truth by say ing poverty causes intemperance, and the underpaid, under-sheltered, wage earning teetotaler deserves a thous and times more credit than the teeto taler who is well paid, well fed, and well sheltered. •‘ln the slums they drink to forget. We should make life something they would gladly remember; so would you. Our objects are the same. Let us clasp hands in the'unity of spirit and the bond of peace.*’—BTances Willard. Cl HO A YEAR (I CENTS O-'I.UU IN ADVANCE ° A COPY IMPERIAL USURPATIONS. Liberty Is Encroached Upon Little By Little. PLUTOCRACY RESISTS THE PEO PLE’S AUTHORITY. A Monarchy In Fact Is the Result. (From the Chicago Sentinel.) About forty years ago I read a hun ter’s encounter with a snake that il lustrates Uncle Sam’s combat with the Great Red dragon, the Money Power. Two ment went out to hunt ducks. One of them shot a duck and went to pick it up in the tall grass, and as he took it up he felt something wrap * around his ankle. He looked around and saw that a big blacksnakc seven or eight feet long had wrapped its tail around his ankle, and was In the act of clearing itself from the tan gled grass. He said he being a very strong man wa3 not frightened at all, but thought he was going to have some fun. It raised itself up gracefully In front .of him, and he grabbed it around its neck, thinking he could hold it easily. But quick as a flash it jerked itself out of his hand Avrap ped around his leg above his knee, and darted its head at his face as if to get it in his mouth. He said he now saw that it was going to be serious busi ness, instead of fun. The next move it made it sprang up and wrapped around his waist. He determined to put all his strength and take it off. But he said he might as well have un dertaken to break a steamboat cable. It made another quick move and wrapped around his waist the second time. Then it began to tighten up. His breath began to grow short. Everything began to look blue, He * v thought of his knife for the first time, but he could Dot get his hand in his pocket. ‘By a tremendous effort he tore a hole in his pocket ,and barely had sense enough by this time to open the sharpest blade and cut the ser pent and fell to the ground uncon scious. When he came to his senses his companion who had heard his call for help was standing over him. All was the work of a few minutes. He said it was months before he fully recovered from the effects of the bugging^ When the exceptions- were placed on the greenbacks the Great Bed dragon got hie tail around Uncle Sam’s ankle. When the national banks were chartered it got its coils around his hind leg. When the re sumption fraud of specie payments was entered upon, it twisted itself around his waist; and in 1873 it took a second twist, and since then it has begun to shut off his wind, and short en his breath, and thing look very blue* Now the question is: How is this serpent going to be removed? Will it have to be cut loose? Every thing in the political firmament now reminds us of 1860. History is re peating itself fast. In 1860 Mr. Doug lass divided the Democratic party. That elected Mr. Lincoln. Now both the old parties are being divided by the silver question. It looks as if this confusion in the old parties would make the Populists successful in 1896. If so are we to have a repetition of 1860? We had a Drcd Scott decision that the negro had no rights that a white man was bound to resDect. Now we virtually have a decision from the same gowned authentic court, 'that a man has no rights that the rich High Priests of Mammon are bound to respect. Will they respect • the results of the election if the poor man’s party wins? This same court can issue an injunction prohibiting the Populist candidate from taking the seat if elected. See! Why not send him to jail instead of inaugurate him as president? They are trying the injunction plan to see how the people will stand it,and educating the people to stand it. The policy of the slavocracy was to rule or ruin, and the policy of Plutocracy is the same. We have no Republic now, only in name. We are a Plutocracy and King Mon opoly reigns in our boasted ‘land of the free and home of the brave.” That serpent encroaches on our lib erties little by little. The people are educated to stand one measure of In iquity before another is foisted on them. Becoming used to, or familiar with one, then another is introduced. First the serpent fastens on the leg; then the body. The people now will endure what they would have rebelled against fifty years ago. The stamp act that precipitated the war of 1776 was not a drop in the bucket com pared to tlip usurpation levied on the people now" king Monopoly levies six cents a gallon on every gallon of coal oil used by 70 millions of people, and by a stroke of the pen filches millions of dollars from the people; but they stand it. And there will be no let up, nor limit to the exactions of our King Monopoly, but the absolute exhaus tion of the people. Greed knows no bounds. The oppressions will in crease until the masses arc made des perate, then the pcdulum will swing to the other extreme. Rev. D. Oglesby, Richview, 111., June 20, 1895. DECREASE OF FARMERS. From 1860 to 1880 there was a de crease of 13,305 farmers in the state of New York, as against an increase of 3,360,000 acres in the cultivated area. Again, from 1880 to 1890 there was a decrease of 16,1 IQ in the number of farms. Secondly, the rural pupuia -5‘ 0ns if ad »ly decreasing, in spite of the the diversification of agriculture and the growing use of land for such labor-employing branches of cultiva tion as vegetables, fruit, grapos, nurs ery trees, flour plants, hops, etc. Of the sixty counties in this state, forty four showed for the last census decade an aggregate decrease of over U6,.i in their so-called “rural” populatio "