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AND TOPEKA TRIBUNE.
Official Papkb of th People's Party
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1892.
PEOPLE'S PARTY NATIONAL TICKET.
JAMES B. WEAVER,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
J. G. FIELD,
PEOPLE'S PARTY STATE TICKET.
For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court,
STEPHEN II. ALLEN.
Pleasanton, Linn county.
L. D. LEWELLING,
Wichita, Sedgwick county.
For Lieutenant Governor,
(llrard, Crawford county.
For Secretary of State,
R. S. OSBORNE,
Stockton, Rooks county.
VAN B. FRATHEtt,
Columbus, Cherokee county.
W. II. KIDDLE,
Augusta, Butler county.
For Attorney General,
J. T. LITTLE,
Olathe, Johnson county.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
II. N. GAINES,
Ballna, Saline county.
For Member of Congress.
First District F. J. Ci.08it,Try.
Second District. ..H. 8. Kino, Kansas City.
Third District. ...T. J. Hudson, Frwlonla.
Fourth district. . . E. V. Wharton, Yates Center.
Fifth District John Davis, Junction City.
Sixth District Wm. Bakek, Orworth.
Seventh district. .Jkkry Simpson.
At Large W. A. Harris, Llnwood.
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As the result of a matrimonial
transaction in journalism, this week
The Advocate and the Topeka Tri
bune go to their readers in a com
bined form. This combination was
made by the publishers of the re
spective papers with one object in
view, viz., to furnish the public, es
pecially the People's party, a better
paper than they have had heretofore,
and a paper that will not be an ex
pense to its publishers. To'this end
many of the most responsible men in
the state have for months past en
couraged us to make this change, i
Te think it will be universally ad
mitted that both these papers have
done good work in the past. Occupy
ing, as they have, different fields, but
working with the same purpose in
view, they at last struck convergent
pathways, and, as the common saying
is, got together. The combination
paper will continue to visit the read
ers of both, and will, we think, wield
a greater influence this way.
We wish it well understood that
the consolidation is calculated to
strengthen the publication both edi
torially and financially. The editorial
force of both papers will continue
their work, and endeavor to get out
the best weekly paper .in the west. It
is needless to say that their efforts
will continue to be in the direction of
political reform and in the interest of
the People's party.
In the way of patronage we have
nothing to ask for except that those
interested in the cause of reform will
judge of the merits of The Abvooate
and Tribune, and govern themselves
accordingly whenever they see an op
portunity to advance the reform work
by circulating suitable literature.
Some of us who have all our earthly
possessions invested in this enterprise
prise have worked for years to estab
lish a paper that would be a credit to
the faithful political reformers of
Kansas, and now that the object is
accomplished by the aid of some good
men who have determined to invest
their money with us, we only ask the
patronage that a good paper merits.
Help to circulate The Advocate and
Tribune and we will guarantee that
the publio will be pleased with it, the
paper will flourish, and the work of
political reform will advance accord
THEY SUPPRESS NEWS.
A correspondent of the Kansas City
Times, from Raymore, Mo., writes to
make inquiry concerning the suppres
sion of news as follows:
Under date of July 14. '92, the Kansas City
Journal publishes what purports to be the testi
mony taken by the congressional committee In
vestigating the labor trouble at Homestead, Pa.
The testimony of John McLuckle and William
Roberta Is quite brief, leaving out everything of
Importance. Was the account as given in the
Time verbatim and was tbe Journal's account
To this inquiry the Times replies:
Tne reports received by the Timet and the
Journal from Pittsburg via Associated Press
were Identical. The Time report as published
was verbatim as received. The J ournal's report
as printed was garbled and incomplete.
But the Timet correspondent need experience
no surprise at this. The Journal frequently
garbles Associated Press matter In the Interest
of a suppression of truth.
Yesterday morning every newspaper of Im
portance In the United States was furnished by
the Associated Press with a statement taken
from the books of Carnegie, Phlpps & Co., show
ing what Is the cost of the production of a ton of
steeL It was this question that tbe congressional
committee of Investigation repeatedly asked Mr.
Carnegie's Mr. Frlck, and which Mr. Carnegie's
Mr. Frlck as frequently stubbornly refused to
answer. As a matter of news, the answer In de
tail, to such a question, was of the highest In
terest. The Journal wholly Ignored the dispatch in
question. While such a policy Is consistent, the
Times doubts If It Is effective. A newspaper can't
fool all of its subscribers all the time. When they
learn that party organs cease at times to be news
papers they bestow their patronage elsewhere.
If our friend In Raymore desires to read the
news, he will scarcely confine his attention to
Republican organs In this state during the cam
paign. Most of them are so busily engaged In
standing up for Missouri, in their own peculiar
way, that they have no time to tell the truth re
garding the baleful workings of protection in the
great protected state. When a fact is revealed
which they deem hurtful, they suppress It. They
Impose upon the intelligence of their patrons.
Tbe Journal is not alone. They all do it
The most important testimony giv
en before the congressional committee
was entirely suppressed by the Jour
nal. Why? Because it revealed a
conspiracy to reduce the wages of
employes and implicated congress in
But we have another instance of the
suppression of news on the 19th in
stant. On the 18th Jerry Simpson
offered a resolution in the house di
recting a day to be fixed to discuss
and vote upon the Peel bill opening
the Cherokee strip. In the course of
his remarks upon the resolution Mr.
Simpson charged that Republican
officials high in authority had re
ceived bribes for the privilege of pas
turing cattle upon the strip and for
delay in opening it for settlement.
He had a letter read from Henry S.
Landis, clerk of the district court of
Kiowa county, as follow:
Last fall when the department was crowding
the cattlemen, they made up 815,000 or $16,000 for
the purpose of getting Immunity from disturb
ance and stopping all Interference. They suc
ceeded, and this spring when the pressure be
came too heavy again, the department went in to
drive out the cattlemen and they sent the troops
to clear the strip. The troops started In good
faith to do their duty. The cattle men were
alarmed and had been bled by the powers that
be for the past ten years, and wanted nothing
but a little time to get their cattle fat so they
might get them out.
About this time one Guthrie arrived at Kiowa
and proposed to give the cattlemen protection
for 75 cents a head, and to assure them that they
would not be molested before December 1. They
doubted his authority, and had been bled so
freely In the past, and recently had paid some
one nearer home, whose name I have not been
able to get, $1,200 for a protection that did not
protect, that they at first refused to deal with
him. He then produced letters from officers
high in position, and I think among others from
Gen. Noble, convinced them that he had the
requisite power to protect, and then they began
to dicker with him, and finally settled the matter
on their basis:
PAID FIFTY CENTS A HEAD.
They paid him 25 cents per head cash down
and gave their note for 25 cents per bead, pay
able on December 1. The notes being at a Kiowa
bank, this cash, 25 cents per head, was paid di
rect to Guthrie and the notes were made pay
able to him.
I No cattle were counted and I send you the
word of the men as to the number of cattle
taken at their own figures, and showing the na
ture of the skin game. AD this was gone through
with, and the notes are now at the bank at
GUTHRIE OKDIS8 THE TROOPS.
While the troops under Captain Paddock were
trying to get the cattle out this man Guthrie in
terfered so that Captain Paddock telegraphed
the department about his (Guthrie's) claims of
authority and his Interference, and received a
telegram In reply telling him (Captain Paddock)
that Guthrie had full authority and that he
must recognize Guthrie's wishes.
All the cattle on the strip were transferred to
this man Guthrie, and within an hour were
transferred back to the aotual owners-the one
transfer to be used with the department and the
other for the protection of the owners in case
Guthrie should be disposed to act unfairly. You
will see in the beginning of this letter that he
(Guthrie) offered safety, until December 1. In
case be was not able to hold the matter off the
notes were not to be collected, but the cash was
to go anyway. These transfers were, with a
few exceptions, made directly to Guthrie. In
the few cases in which the transfers were made
indirectly there was a third party between the
cattlemen and! Guthrie, but the transfer back to
die cattlemen was In every case direct from
Guthrie to the owner of the cattle. There is
reason to believe that It was brought about in
Noble went to the president and asked to be
given the control for the purpose of aiding the
campaign fund, and this money Is supposed to
have largely gone in that direction.
Henry S. Landis.
Mr Simpson concluded his remarks
Mr. Simpson Now, Mr. Speaker, I have a list
containing a great many of the names of men
who have paid this money, and their notes are
In tbe Kiowa bank in my county, and this house
can, if It chooses to investigate the question, get
access to them. In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I
say that the people of this country believe that
they have the same right as the cattle men of
this country, and they claim that this strip ought
to be opened at once. If this bill Is passed It
will take ninety days before the land can be
opened ,by the president's proclamation, and If
you delay until the next session It will be too
late in the summer before the people can get to
this land. Therefore, I hope that the committee
will favorably consider this resolution and fix
a day for the consideration of this bill.
This matter is entirely suppressed
by the Kansas City Journal and other
Republican papers, and in its stead
the Journal has a special from Wash
ington charging Mr. Simpson with
hypocrisy in his effort to secure con
sideration of the bill to open the strip.
In this special is a purported inter
view in which Mr. Simpson is made
Oh, well, I don't expect to get It through the
house, but will simply offer the resolution, and
that will make them think I am for opening the
Who believes he ever said anything
of this kind? Whatever else may be
said of Jerry Simpson, no one has
ever yet accused him of being a fool.
If his purpose was really what the
Journal says it is, to deceive his con
stituents by a hypocritical pretense
of trying to get the Peel bill con
sidered and passed, does anyone think
him such a fool that he would tell the
Kansas City Journal that such was
his purpose and thus expose his own
The story is too transparent. The
Journal takes its readers for fools
who have no more sense than to
swallow such rot, and if they do
swallow it the estimate of their ca
pacity is not far out of the way. This
deliberate and systematic suppres
sion of facts and persistent effort to
deceive, is in pursuit of the regular
campaign method determined upon
by the Republican managers, and the
Kansas City Journal is one of the
most servile tools of the bosses.
TO CAMPAIGN SPEAKERS.
All speakers who are authorized
by the state central committee to
speak for the People's party during
the present campaign will be an
nounced by the committee. Those
who desire to speak should therefore
apply to J. W. Breidenthal, Enter
prise, Kan., and not to us. We shall
make no announcements unless they
come from the committee.
Two parties Democratic and Populist with
but a single thought-office. Atchison Cham
pion. Republicans are after glory, not of
fice; they wouldn't take an office this
year for anything.