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Up With the Standard of the Socialist Labor Press! EDITORIAL. AMERICAN MILITARISM AND THIS MODERN LABOR MOVEMENT. The masses of working people of this country are still asleep. They do not see the great danger that confronts our Republican Institutions and the prepara tlons for a bloody social war made by our Capitalist plutocracy against the mil lions of wealth-producers. Major General Schofield has just made to the Secretary of War his report of the operation of the army during the last year. As Gen. Schofield Is determined to retire next year he thought it advisable to make certain recommendations concern ing the future development of militarism In America. "During a large part of tho year," the report says, "the army has been employed in the suppression of do mestic violence, which took the form In many Instances of forcible resistance to the execution of the laws of the United States, seizure or destruction of property under; the care of United States officers ana open defiance . of national authority. character, spread at length tij about one half In number and two-thirds In area f oil Cffltau rrA.4-MM4 1 1 a. j MiAbCO aUU AClillUIlCSf lUUlUUillg Alaska. So widespread and formidable an Insurrection called for the vigorous action dictated by the President. : "At the City of Chicago, resistance to law assumed such formidable proportions that It was necessary to concentrate at that place nearly all the army forces that could be made available, from all parts of tho country, while on the Pacific Coast the Navy Department placed at the dis-, posal of the department commander the naval and marine forces at the Mare Island Navy Yard, and those forces ren- "erea valuable services. It would seem unnecessary to point out the fact that any force like the militia of a State, or the police of a city, acting primarily under another authority, though highly efficient In their appropriate service, cannot be made a reliable Instrument for the prompt and effective execution of the laws of the United States. Manifestly, every gov ernment should have an adequate force of its own for the execution of its own laws, no less than the judicial and execu tive officers necessary for the same pur pose. The country is now for the first time squarely confronted with the neces sity of making adequate provision, not only for defense against any possible for eign aggression, but also for defense against domestic violence In the form of forcible resistance to the laws of the United States. A just estimate of those means of defense requires consideration of the vast extent of the United States, and the great amount of property widely dis persed throughout this territory, either belonging1 to the United States, or in such condition as to be under the protec tion of the national Government. When these facts are duly consldered,it becomes manifest that the present strength of the army Is not adequate to the performance of the service which may at any time be required. It is also worthy of remark that more than once In the last summer an infuriated mob In a single city was twice-as formidable in number and capa- and property as the most formidable com blnation of Indian warriors that ever confronted the army in this country. In other words, the army has recently been required to deal with an enemy far more numerous and dangerous to the country than any savage enemy which it has Here tofore been called upon to meet. It is not a good military system in" which the Executive has no authority whatever to Increase the effective strength of the army in time of need, but must await the slow process of legislation for that purpose. "Wise forethought, in an apparent an tlcipatlon of such conditions as those which have confronted the Government during the r last year, dictated several veara ago the . establishment, under au thnrltv or onsiean, "j. a nosts near the great business and ran way centers of the country. Several of these large posts are now in condition f n b occupied by troops, while others are in process of construction, and a few others are still demanded, for which it is presumed Congress will in due time make the necessary appropriations." This is plain talk. The language of Gen eral Schofield cannot be misunderstood by any intelligent working man or woman. The Alpha and Omega of General Scho fleld's report is simply this: "The great Pullman strike has taught a lesson to the Capitalist class of Amer ica. We must have a standing army. We must have more Gatling guns and Win chesters to cure the striking mobs. We must have more military posts at all the principal industrial centres of the country. We must prepare for a bloody war against the - American people." This means civil war. Yes, and this civil war Is going on right now before our eyes. It began In all its seriousness with the bloody battle in Homestead on the Monongahela River, and it has continued ever since. The battles in Tennessee, Buf falo, Tonawanda, Coeur d'Alene, Cripple Creek, the numerous bloody encounters during the ' great coal miners' strike, the siege of Chicago and other cities of the West during the Pullman strike all these struggles will be recorded by the histori ans as the beginning of the social revolu tion. We feel confident - that the Capitalist plutocracy of this country in whose abso lute possession our entire machinery of law rests to-day, will make strenuous ef forts to develop the American militarism in a most effective manner and to bring about a military rule as stringent as that of the Czar of Russia. What difference will there be between despotic Russia and Republican America when a single corporation-shyster like Grover Cleveland has the right to call out the increased army of Federal troops at a moment's notice from Wall street or Lombard street, or at a special request of the personified moneybag George Pullman or of the Shylock Carnegie? Actually there will not be a particle of difference. The American -working people, are still blinded by the fog of that imagined free dom brought about by the swindling tariff legislation. - During the last five years we have wit nessed a concentration of the military forces Into our great Industrial centres. Why, go to New York, Chicago and other cities and there you wijl find your Capi talist armories, as numerously, and as well equipped as In any monarchy of the old world. During the Pullman strike It was shown that the State . militia in Mis souri could not , be handled In the same way the Capitalists liked ft; the Federal troops stationed at Jefferson Barracks, a few miles south of St. Louis, wre only few in number. uat was the result? Why, by, order of the War. Department the Jefferson Barracks were immediately made a oermanent . military nnat- tha mimGFr of Boldiersf Btadofied tiitre considerably Increased and the city of St: Louis will enjoy all the "benefits" of mili tary proteceion In case of Labor strikes or disturbances. - The Pullman strike was killed by the Federal troops by Grover Cleveland and his Democratic and Republican allies, Cleveland showed what can be done by a presidential dictator at' the head of a strong military system. 1 General Schofield Is not a hypocrite; he tells the American people openly what the Democrats and Republicans, these tools of Capitalist (corporations, will do, what must be done to "cure the striking mobs." American workmen! Will you heed the warning? Will you comprehend the dan gerous position you have been placed in by both of your old parties? ' We hope you will. Come out straight for the party that will make a determined and successful fight against General Scho field and his Capitalist clique. Work and vote for the Socialist Labor Party. Here lies your only hope. Socialism will be the only remedy for the social diseases of Capitalism and militarism. EDITORIAL NOTES. If you are opposed to Socialism remem ber that you may have been misinformed upon the subject. If Socialism is a good thing then let us have it as soon as possible and we can have it if we vote for it. Workman do not forget on election day how the Democratic and Republican party press treated you during the miners' and Pullman strikes. Vote the Socialist Labor ticket! Even if -you know what Socialism means it won't hurt you to attend meet ings and hear the good news again. At tend, by all means, and fill a seat; it will encourage others to do likewise. It has been shown that Pullman is escaping taxation on $10,000,000 of proper ty. For this reason Pullman is a law abiding citizen and we millions of darned fools are a contemptible striking mob but not during election time, mind you! The editor of the "Twentieth Century" is still harping on the Anti-Socialist La bor Party string. But the music is not very monotonous; it lacks the proper qualities of "the ; practical musician. Theory; alone won't solve the (Labor question. Henry O. Havemeycr of the Sugar Trust has been indicted for refusal to answer questions put to him by the Sen atorial Sugar Investigation Committee. Why, Havemeyer is right. He simply de clares with Louis XIV.: "L'Etat e'est moi!" "I am the State, and there is no nnwfir in my siaie to a whether I have stolen millions of dollars nt or The Republican newspapers are making a great deal of noise about the banquet tendered to Mr. Wilson by the London Board of Trade. Why, Mr. McKinley, recently before going to address a pub lic mass meeting of "toilers" in St. Louis, enjoyed a royal reception at the St. Louis Board of Trade. What Is the difference? Congressman W. L. Wilson of West Virginia, the father of the Wilson Bill, was greatly honored last week by the London Board of Trade. The Edinburgh Board of Trade sent Wilson a telegram of congratulation. At the same time High Protective Tariff Carnegie is en joying life in the mountains of Scotland, and the millions of wage-slaving fools in America are still fighting the sham bat tles of Free Trade and Protection. It is disgusting! It was not the women's fault, perhaps, that they failed to secure recognition on the board. They cast 549 votes out of a total registration of about 700, which is far better than the men did. As a whole. however, they were more intelligent vo ters than the men and caught the idea quickly. In their excitement they dropped a few double ballots in the box. New Haven Palladium. Yes, and when the women "catch on" to the .Socialist Idea, they will make It hot for the old party leaders who have degraded womanhood to the level of a beast of burden. COMMUNICATIONS. Comrade F. O. Pilgrim, Waterbury, Conn., writes: "At the recent meeting at! City Hall Comrade Martha Moore Avery of Boston addressed a large audience and entertained them with one of those grand speeches for which she is famous. It is almost impossible to say enough in her praise. She is one of those noble characters who appear to live for the benefit of others, and we hope the com rades wherever she goes will do all in their power to entertain her and make her life pleasant." " Comrade H. W. B. Mackay, Boston, Mass., writes: "I did not desire to be re- numerated. I think we are all bound to help the cause to the best of our ability and opportunity. It has need of all we can do." ' Comrade Wm. A. Toole, Baltimore, Md., writes: "One great drawback to the advance of Socialism is the fear some people have of becoming known as So cialists. This is wrong." Only by being known as; Socialists and by upholding our ideal at all times and ; all , places will K-wre be able to destroy the. great bugaboo icfc-our enemies .have -labeled ciai'44aiban?0OTement ... Howt. or Ism and set up before the American peo ple as the genuine article. . The So cialist should not be ashamed of what he is,; on the contrary he has every rea son to feel proud. For in , that glorious time, after the proletariat have made the last grand charge, captured the State, abolished classes and Instituted the refgn of justice upon earth, the name, Socialist, and those who bore it in these dark days will be honored above all else, by a grate ful and happy people; and we will have the great satisfaction of knowing what is then will be in part the result of our teaching and agitation now. So forward, comrades! Do not f alter! Hold high the Banner of Socialism 1 Let Its ruby folds be in the thickest of every battle of this great class-war, so that it will be known for what it Is the emblem of emancipa tion for the down-trodden toilers, which like 'the pillar Of fire by nig&t will lead them to the promised land." Comrade Adam Ramage,. Holyoke, Mass., writes; "There is a shwrt article in LABOR of yesterday that Is- somewhat unjust to me, perhaps mildly so; but still unjust. It intimates that I am a little afraid at the name Socialist. For the past eighit years I have been known here, where my home has been for twenty two years as an avowed Socialist. Some years ago the question of changing the name was discussed; at that tlins. being a member of the' German Section;. I voted against a change and urged others to vote in faTior- of the- good', the? grand name, Socialist. Any one who is ashamed of, oiris not: willing to be-known by that nam, is not worthy of ths-cause. The occasion? that brought forth this articfe was a short, fiote- and' f fair-page pamphlet sent: by the writer to the ed itor of the New Yorfe "Weekly TMbitine," and his, the editor's- reply, whltth was headed "Socialism Run Mad,":" so it would! seem that there- was no moree need of my labeling myself su "Socialist"- than for him to label himself a "Renuhlican," and indeed i should; not be necessary for any one ta give the specifia: informa tion that he is a Socialist. A true So cialist will b- known by - his. walk and conversation. The name. Socialist; stands for alii that 13 noble- and good; It demands that the country aaid all that is theceini shall be used for the benefit of all the people, and that each and all of the people shall do a portion of the work necessary to secure- this benefit. Surely there is nothing to bo ashamed of or timid about, or afraid of in this de mand. But the Socialist is not only firm, definite and decided, in a demand for the fulfillment of all the rights of the peo ple, he is In line, and in sympathy, with all 'who stand for a comprehensive and all-pervading reform in the social rela tions of mankind,' and is ready at all times, in season and out of season,, to labor with and for all those who desire the real betterment of the human race. The paper, LABOR, is doing a good work in .this place, which will surely appear in a greatly increased vote for the So- cialist Labor Party at the. elections this fall." SANIAL VS. BATTERSON. (Concluded from 1st page.) of labor you employ your time. Your criticism of my remark, that our present environments are totally different from those of the old Greek philosophers, is not well taken; For I Referred to "the Times," which included all classes, and not simply any particular or "ruling class" as you suggest, and certainly the change of en vironment has been the same to one class as it has to another. Your quotation rrom Mill, that "it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have , lightened the day's toil of any human being," is not at all in accord with the facts under our observation. Karl Marx is Also Quite Wrong in saying that "machinery has greatly increased the number o well-to-do- idlers." The "idle" can kill time just as well without machinery as he can with it; therefore machinery is in no sense whatever a factor of idleness; but the idler with a machine is a double loss of time. Plato's thought, in the construc tion of . his ideal republic, that "slavery will be preserved," was consistent with his Idea of the necessities of his own time; but he doubtless had the "magical glass", in his hand when he said that "people who would escape the smoke. Which Is the Slavery of Freemen, will fall in the fire, which is the tyran ny of slaves." Your next suggestion is that "the whole purpose of modern gov ernment, under the control of a so-called 'better class,' is to vest in the Individuals of that class a right to the forces of na ture" as permanent private property, and that "the whole system rests upon the monstrous assumption that. In bene fiting himself,, every individual capitalist would benefit society at large, by the conditions of enormous wealth, unlimited capacity of production, vast knowledge, extreme poverty, enforced idleness and class ignorance." - My Reply to This 1st First, as a question of fact, there is no such "purpose" in any modern govern ment on the face of. the earth. Second, it is true that every individual who benefits himself benefits -society at large, and It is I not true that wealth, capacity of produc tlon, or vast knowledge, are the factors of poverty, idleness and Ignorance. Be cause one man has wealth, it does not follow; that another shall have poverty; one man's industry is not . The Cause of Another Man's Idle ness; neither is knowledge, the cause of ignor- ancey All these conditions are the living contrasts of human life and human char acter, and, the remedy is not to be found when, or where,' youflnd that 'perversion of democracy to the ends of pSutocracy, through Which all the factors ' of civiliza tion are turned into Instruments of phys ical decay, mental degradation ant! moral turpitude'," unless it be in the develop ments of the Lexow Committee, Is beyond comprehension. What you mean by "Anarchists of the-Upper Crtnrf, who jleny the right of government 'to do aught but prwtect themsefves by force, in their i privileges and plunder," you have explained'- If we accept your deflhi- tfon that society means "tha whole people organized as a corporate body," with tfie uptner crust anarchists arM the under crust anarchists- as parts of the same body, at war witffi each other; then what do you mean by "the society'" which will "step, in and put an end to the conflict by establishing a co-operative common- wealth?" Where will your society get Tb Power to Ptanish and' Reform these, bomb-throwiag anarchists; and core- vert them into good' and loyal' citizens? Who will be the nrfnisters of the law to adjudge, reward andB punish? II you sa that there will be no anarchists in the pie, wliffch has neither an upper-crust nc- an undr crust, it'wfil be (to borrow froxa your own illustration) like livings withoiifc. potatoes, That? We May iTave "No Potato- Adam Smith was a full century behind the time when he riJiculed the patronagse which the wealthy lass bestowed upon the pooFt and it is qufte wrong to. say that certain workers are cJeneflted bysuch patronage-at the expense of other- workess. On the contrary, it is the so-cailedi wo ulc ers whwhave the nanral monopoly of all the luxuries and extravagances of the rich man's life; an J unless tar wealfthy are permitted to buy them f ronn the work ers, ami the workers are permitted, to sell them to the rich, TSften the Wonfcers Wilft Strife, while the rich man will get along, very well with a smaller supply of luxury, and save his money. In that eent we can understand why t3e "rich wisOU be- growing rich-ar and the por will be growi'ag poor er," until the Sicetious 'merriment of socifcty" will hanre "readiest- its climax," ani the "humor- of it" wiUB not be appre ciated by the i2le laborers, who have lost thfir best friend. I will take no except thKi to the epithets you. apply to me, if $u will only give us such an example of practical science. That We May Gate Instruction by finding the law which is the logic of your facts. The exceptions which your associates in Hartford took to my paper seem to. have been passed over by the allegation of something else, which can not be demonstrated by mere assertion. Can you not be a little more specific in the details of your scheme for a "co-operative commonwealth," and pray excuse me if I suggest that it will be more profit able if these papers are kept a little closer together. Do not waste another word with the idea that I am the representative of "plutocrats," or any other class of men. I am with all those who search for the truth, and are willing to be governed by it wherever it is found. Very respectfully, J. G. BATTERSON, Hartford, October 3. IiUCIEN SANIAL REPLIES. Hon. J. G. Batterson, Hartford. Liear sir: xou asm wno l am. i am a Socialist; that is, a man imbued with the most advanced aspirations of the wage-working class. I do not ask who you are; from your address to the Board of Trade I Know Yon to Be a, Plutocrat in sentiment if in nothing else; that is, a man imbued with all the conservatism of the Capitalist class. For the special purpose of this debate we need no further Introduction to each other. Principles, not persons, are here meeting in opposi tion. In our first encounter you have disappointed me. I expected an argu mentative reply, buttressed with facts and perhaps with figures; Yon Returned, n. Flat Denial of my statements and a general . reas sertion of your disproved assumptions. You were very prompt In doing this, but it will hardly do. Take your time if necessary, and bring out solid arguments if you have any. I am in no hurry. have no fear that any delay in the progress of this discussion may Retard the Downfall of Capitalism) nor have I the conceit to believe that anything I may say can advance It. We are, you and I, mere infinitesimals in opposite currents of thought produced by the economic evolution of society and from the conflict of which must at the proper time emerge a new social state, To the vague generalities and hazard ous conclusion In your Board of Trade paper I opposed concise generalizations,. deduced from facts ' so universally-ob served and admitted that their enumera tion seemed to me a Waste of words and of the space courteously granted us by the editor of the "Post." Your venture some denial compels me, however, to particularize somewhat. In the first place you boldly deny that under our present economic system - The Sole Purpoae of Government is to promote the selfish interests of the Capitalist class at the expense of the people.' How, then, I may, ask you, was reared that stupendous fabric of monop oly which, as it nears Its apex, is assum ing its final, logical, inevitable form of trusts?" Was it not by special legis lation in favor of those: who, having al ready, as a class, possessed themselves of the means of life through the " his toric process so well described in Karl Marx's "Capital," proceeded; further; to possess themselves as a class of all the Pirftlfe Franchises and PttftHc Ponc- if tlonsT , Go to your State library, take down fron1 its sfcteJres Jill the pogdC&Tms yo' umes1 in which are recorded J t&e acts your legislature, or of tfie legislature of any other State, or of the " Congress of the United States, and count' the laws by which special privileges- Have been con- f erred upon private corporations public J properfy given . away and" suhBioies. in '. various forms granted , for the- private benefit f wealthy IndlvJdualSi. a the other Hand, count the laws tha have been passed for the' betterment off the la boring ciksses, or to prevent their- degra dation, or to simply protect? them In their only property their- labor- power. As against thousands of" the fbrmesr kind, all substantial and effective, you cannot name one of the latter sort that te not A FranA. a. Deception . . jnockcrf. Of a ttuth no such great temfjle as our capitalistic legislation was ever reared liu antiquity to the- Goldem Calf. .In our worship of that ldol,.humam life Is deemed? f but little account. - Tt has, indeed, came to, this noiht.that1 ereera the life of a plutocrat is less sacred I than his property.. The murderer, who assaults a millionai&e- s tried be fore a courtt of jus tice, but: the railroad striker, found loiter ing on the? track is shot down- without warnings In ' times of- profound peace that is, ih times of camplete pspultor sub mission to the arbitrary rules of" ttas cap italist elass The L2fe t a AVo rker Isn mtf Pf More Value than iii) tteaes of effervescence. Over 30,- 000 mm among tbse ablest bodied and most serviceable of the country sons. are killed or maimed ever- yeajr on our railwaiysi. This is murder at- the rate of 1,000,000- nren in a. generation: an to this clay (Congress dnrst nob Interfere, be cause? the small ch'aue . of idlers whop own the rsilways a clique ten i tfmes bilJonaire and1 enjoying an annual net revenue? of $400,000,000, besaaes the pickings hiddwa in the: dark account of "operating expenses" must "save" the few millions which ill wwald cost to provides automatic coupler and other lije and Umb- protecting do xiees. This Is the Kindt of ttAahstinenc that the plsttocracyr can practice witA a gusto. But in notidng, perhaps, ares the effects an tendencies of government by and for capitalists more strikingly illus trated tfcsan in the- matter of pubtfe edu cation. Next to killing people, or worse if possible, is the crime of raising? them , in the slavery of Ignorance. There was a time when this country could boast of its liberal provisions for public schools. As the pockets of its plutocrats, began to swell while those of its masses grew pro proportionately flat, "saving" became the order of the day and The Education of the Poor was more and more considered a luxury, or perhaps a dangerous weapon, that the wealthy could not afford to let them have. You can find in the census returns of 1890 some interesting statistics showing the growth of illiteracy In New England. It would be an instructive pleasure to me as it would no doubt to your fellow-citl- ens of Hartford, to read such comments upon those data tea with your knowledge of local conditions yotl are no doubt bet ter fitted to make than I am. Considering my own city of New York, which in the growth and - Concentration of Its Wealth is the highest expression of American capitalism, here is, however, what I can report. In the 13 years, 1881 1893, Inclu sive, the increase of its population was over 600.000. Thirty per cent of this num ber were children of the legal school age (I. e., from 5 to 18 year), while 22 per cent or over 130,000, were children between 5 and 14 a period which may be taken. as the actual school age, under present con ditions, and which is recognized as such By Our Sham State Law on compulsory education. In those 13 years, however, the increase of attend ance at tne public schools was only 29,528, leaving more than 100,000 children to be accounted for in addition to the large number which in 1880 represented the quantity of ignorance already then manu factured by the capitalistic '", system. Taking into account the number of chil dren between 6 and 14 in the parochial and private schools, it is safe to assert that . No Less Than 150,000 Children ' of that age receive no education whatever. Yet, in school hours, with the exception -of "boot-blacks" and newsboys, you can see but few children on the streets. Where are they? Some, unquestionably, noto riously, are in factories tin violation of our other sham law on factory Inspec tion, while the much greater number are in commercial establishments, which the' law has considerately exempted from Its operation. Indeed, it would not do To Deprive the Capitalist Class of such valuable labor as that of children. Its effect upon, the general labor "mar ket" Is felt as well from its- flowing Into commercial establishments as it would if allowed to flow 'openly and freely Into factories. It supplants there labor which ' must sell Itself elsewhere. Thn is the- capitalist class the creator of ahroadance, until the product of its' industry" and ab stinence by proxy bursts into a glut of human beings. Some years ago when I succeeded to stirring "a little, for-a short" time, the authorities of ' New York, by widespread agitation on , our stupendous lack of school accommodations, ther ChU- -dren's Aid Society, " so-called, was-boast- . ing, of having exported to other- States, farmed out, . :'; ": :J ' Given Jfway Yvctia Practical Slavery,. from the' date of Its foundation, - eighty thousand' (80,000) of the Indigent cbilSreni of the American metropolis ; and it com plained ofT the Inadequacy of its financial resources for the increasing work of" this. noble character which .its wealthy and benevolent members had undertaken ; to adequate that.' theiyC society . la heavily- subsidized from ther imblle funds of the- city to thus cart away,' out of sight; the ' human refuse of "a system 'under, which;, -according to 'r your bold assertion, "one . man's wealth is not! the cause of another man's poTerty. 1 1 Referred' tor- the Newsboys.-- -' Not only is- this littte mass of active,'. lh-: dustrious hungry, , ragged, barefooted' ig norance a most: important, factor In the-, dissemination of " "fMelligence;" not: only is it to tHose grimy little Blaves that' the wealthy, idler, who ' has - mastered ' the knowledge of letters and . capitalistic arithmetic -at Yale or in any other great ... institution of.' learning, ,- is Indebted f or belng served at hl; well-garnished table with therseandals of the day. and the-quo tatlons of his stocksr but ' , . ; . ? It Is E?JKs t Tl2eB- Puny' Shoulders that h$ce been reared the magnificent, piles ofT brass damer journalism. 1 Every one . of them has contributed thousand . of bricas to those modern pyramids by that ptjrt of his unpaid exertions which was retained a "profit" in the pocket of , som . enterprising speculator on the product and requirements of, the Ameri can "intellect."' . Kence, we, dn't hear much of such facta- as I have just stated: But I say, as T have said many times elsewhere: ' . Sterne TJpom That Great! Press,, the so-called! bulwark of otir - liberttew . and torch bearer- of progress- which thus thriTjes upom the misery and ignorance of the little- ohildren of America! T hear you repeat for- the third time, as if . I haoT produced' no evidence In rehottaL -that the waste of the wealthy is a bene faction to the poor. V So probably said tile Pharaohs who built the pyramids; and so would: you think.' quite honestly-: C doubt not, if some weal thyf man , 'y . Anxious to Perpetuate a 2tan etherwfcse deserving of oblivion, wanted you to duplicate in our" Nineteenth Cen tury environment on of those monstrous monuments to human depotism and vain glory.. That "It would employ labor" woni be your stereotyped answer and the general proposition I laid In my first letter as to the different effects of the employment of labor according to the channels to which tt is directed wotttd be to you as the Greek of Plato to a newsboy. I readily grant that Adam Smith was One Hundred Years Behind Thia Age, v but you are so much behmd Adam Smith as the Pharaohs were. I shall not fur ther intrench to-day on the columns of. the "Post." If you will only come to the point, meet me with facts or serious ar guments, and when you quote me do it correctly, I shall be glad to state most plainly in conclusion of this debate "the law which Is the logic," not only " of my facts," but of "yours or any "that have been observed under our perverse eco nomic system; a system through which, (as I observed without capitalizing the . "d" In my manuscript) democracy is inevitably perverted to the ends of plutocracy." Respectfully, v LUCIEN SANIAL. New York, Oct 6. 1894. . . .