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The Farm and News from Fort Scott, Kansas • 8

The Farm and Newsi
Fort Scott, Kansas
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fourth of those professing christi The President should set aside a day for public thanksgiving and advise the people to return thanks to the bond syndicate for preserving the credit of the government by drawing gold out of the treasury, and putting it back again. They should be doubly thankful for getting it back. AdAertiser. The labor check will yet prove the life preserver of this nation, for by means of it all the business transactions can be carried on without the burdens of using. It will end the bondage and usher in the brotherhood.

Labor Exchange. These patent facts gave rise to the organization of the Labor Exchange, intended to apply the unemployed labor to the dormant materials existing everywhere and enabling producers to exchange commodities by means of Certificates of Deposit or Labor Checks when money fails. It is evident, that if lalxr should be limited for employment and exchange to money alone, capitalists themselves could employ but a small number of them and the land would be filled with tramps. Legal money plays but an insignificant part in commerce and industry in our day. "Credit" documents perform 97 per cent of all exchanges, and it is oh these credit documents that capitalists depend to amass their fortunes.

Labor alone seems, as yet, ignorant of this fact. Instead of making use of such a powerful agency in its own behalf, labor seeks to destroy it. Nearly all labor organizations cry down credit, ignering the fact that if credit was destroyed and cash alone made the medium of exchange, civilization would collapse into barbarism. In the Labor exchange we will make the check system the servant of producers, to enable them to employ each other and interchange products. When this system becomes fully understood and adopted by producers in general, no man or woman in America need be idle, and monopolies, trusts and gamb Men do not produce money, they produce wealth, no one would have yan difficulty to pay debts by labor of their hands.

If debts were payable on equitable terms in concrete labor; bankruptcy laws would become superfluous. The Labor Exchange. This nation and other nations are boiling with labor organizations, rising, subsiding, then reviving again under other names and forming combinations; the whole indicating a deeply rooted and irrepressible discontent. Wealth is fajst drifting into the hands of a few millionaires, they all see and say, and the millions are sinking; consequently these millions are agitated. A careful survey of the so-called platforms of the leading American organizations has impressed us with the vagueness and indefinitaness of Itheir declarations, professed principles, peremptory demands and aspirations.

We fail to discover in them how the workers, the producers on farms and other industries, can ever reach the desired relief through such a forest of glittering generalities and harmless moralities with which platforms abound; nor how monopolies, trusts' and gamblers in labor's products are to be checked by mere denunciations or threats of apolitical changes. Relief by such methods appeared to us so dim and distant as to destroy our faith of ever atten-i rig it. A quarter of a century agitation in America has only served to sink labor deeper into the mire. On the other side a mere glance at our immediate surroundings presents such! a volumn of dormant resources and physical forces which need only to be awakened lo fill the earth with plenty. I Why, then, we reason, look afar in the clouds Mid demand of others what is within our own reach and needs only to be worked up? All around us lies an immense array of natural materials ready to be converted into comforts of life, and thousands of workers are out of employment.

Strange anomaly! Why has man ceased to make bricks, quarry rocks and drive the plane when millions are yet destitute of a home? Why should millions, able and willing to work, stand still and suffer for the want of things they are able to make for themselves? Why should labor organize and demand bread from those who never raised a bushel of anity in Fort Scott, had been present at the afternoon meeting and then have gone oat to work earnestly for souls, not only hundreds but thousands of people in Fort Scott and vicinity would be saved. Christians where are you to-day And now while we think of it, after you have prayed and talked next Sunday against the return of the saloon to our grand state of Kansas, and the departure of the joints from our midsts, follow it with action and the thing is done. Make it too unpleasant for those of our city officers who frequent these places, for the purpose of winking at the breaking of this most sacred law, to longer tolerate it. If these men do not put a stop to this, turn them down, and put in our muncipal, county and state offices, men, who love God and humanity, more than mammon. Shame on a man who claims to be a christian and then for money, or party's sake.votes for an ignoramous, or knave who believes or pretends to believe in the return of the saloon to our noble state.

We have been informed that the sentiment in this place (not-withstanding the hundreds of christians in this city) is in favor of these joints and that a paper that opposed them would not receive much advertising patronage. While we need this patronage and know that we could not thrive without it, we would sooner starve than sacrifice our principle or what we believe to be right on this subject. We voted for this prohibition law and have never been sorry a day siuce, that it became a law in the state of our adoption. Kansas is our home, and when any one ling in products will be impossible. Mr.

Plowman's hired hand, a Nebraska refugee says he can get a bigger job of work to do for fifty cents than he formerly could for one dollar. He wants to know if that means a dearer dollar or a cheaper man. Ex. In view of these facts the Labor Ex change has been formed and incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri, as a Benevolent Association. By voluntary contributions, member ship fees and dues, we aim to acquire the means for the production of wealth and to establish co-operative industries and a system of equitable exchange whereby industrious persons of both sexes, out of Bill Evans, the colored man charged with highway robbery, was marched from the jail to Justice Margraves office last Monday, barefooted with Jan old duster on for a coat and his pants rolled up to his knees.

He was bound over in the sum of $800, and being unable to give bond was.returned by constable Bryden to jail. employment, will be furnished work and enabled, by their own industry, to support themselves, repay what may have A. been advanced for their benefit and also to provide themselves with all the comforts and luxuries that civilization and modern mechanicla invention has made possible for man. For a fuller statement of the objects and purposes of the Association, reference Wonder why so many men visit the dive on the west side of Market square Charley says he dont keep a place where liquors are sold, Of course some of the city officers freqnent the place to see if he is joking about it, or it may be to see what entices so many persons into the building and behind the partition. wheat, or demand of the government re onlv to be found in the is made to the charter and to the onsti 1 What a delusion! What an aber- tution of the Association and work pub-f iman intelligence! What uni- lished by G.

B. DeBernardi, on "Trials versal bipnotism! The social malady that and Triumphs of Labor." afflicts labor, is not to be louna in uie comes into" our home, for the purpose of breaking its most sacred laws and creat-ing strife and discord, destroying life and happiness they will hear from us in no uncertain tone, even if the majority were against in this case they are not. The good people are with us. We know it, Say, good people, did you know that they are having grand and civil laws of any country. The worker is not poor in Russia and Germany because If you are sincere, earnest and honest about your desire, to find some to better your own condition and that of your fellowman come to this office, secure a copy of "Trials and Triumphs of Labor," study it and then act.

gracious meeting each evening, and 7 0 he is under despotism; ne is not. pour lie is 1 Italy, Spin and England because he is 1 ftt 2 0'clock jn the nrmarrtiists: tlfir IS I under consuiuw tfa Methodist protestant church 111 he poor in Trance and America because, he is living under republican institutions this City? It was our good fortune No political institutions on injto be present last Tuesday evening ancient or modern times; ever bettered and listen to a grand sweet discourse Died; Monday, February 24, at her come corner of 7th and Short streets, of old age, Isabelle Robinson, aged 84 years The funeral was held from the house at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Intered in the Evergreen cemtery. the condition ol laDor. cimngc by Mrs.

Matilda B. McBride, pastor institutions as-you please; go to the polls of Loudon Heights M. P. church, for many of them have said so since we have expressed our sentiment. And now to those who have patted us on the back, as it were, and who are with us, it is not only your duty to pray but to act and to act now.

Is there a person in Fort Scott that believes there is not sufficient power with the christians, (and this includes all good people whether church members or not,) to forever stamp this awful evil out Bell's grocery is doing an immense business, owing to the fact, that their large stock is going at of below cost. of our city. Then who is responsi and sweep every official out ot the nem and fill each office with a new man, 1 and you will still pay rent on your house, interest on your mortgage, be cast out of employment and see monopolies and trusts gamble in the products of your labor, Let us no longer beceive ourselves. What can be the matter with the producers in all countries, we ask; and the answer rings back: "Lack of money." "Give us they repeat in chorus and we will make of earth a paradise." "Give us money and we Jwill build our own homes, we will pay off the mortgage on our farm, improve our surroundings, educate our children; we will build new railroads, new factories, new packing houses; open new mines, and bid farewell to monopolies, trusts and Kansas City, Kan. Her text was 1 1 'Kings, chapter and 12 verse; Are not Abana and Pharper rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away -in rage." The leading thought adduced, was that sinners desire to be saved in their own way, rather than in Gods way.

Turn to this chapter and see why Naaman asked the above questions and what Elisha told him, and then stop and think. Three young ladies came forward for conversion and a great interest seemed manifest. Rev. Rouze said, if one- ble for these dens, where happiness homes and life are destroyed? At 1 14 Scott avenue, you can get a good hair cut for 15 cents. It will pay you to go to Bells for groceries.

B. GRAY-- DEALER IN Gorcerie, Notions, Flour, Etc. It Will Pay You To Call, as you will find a nice New Clean Stock, sold at low est Prices, Produce 509 E. Wall St. J.

W. HOOVER, Mr. Charley Campbell says he is not guilty of keeping a place where liquors are sold but Police Judge Rice said he was and asked him to hand over $150 and costs. Now Campbell wants the District court to deside which one told the truth..

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