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KANSAS mGITATOR . Devoted to the interests of IHI H AIIEIi .A Fearless, Aggressive, Progressive Advocate of All Reforms. PUBLISHED WFKKLY. W. O.CHAMPE ard ANNA CHAMPE, Editors. J. M. ALEXANDER. Associate Editor. SUBSCRIPTION: 8-Pagb Edition, $1; 4-Pagb Ed., 50c. N. R. P. A. X K. R. P A. iBteredMiecond-classirail matter attheOarnett,Kai.,postofflce May 85. 189v. ASKED THEM TO GO HOME. Representative King became weary of hav ing the Kansas congressional delegation hang ing around the state-house, looking for the senatorial job, so be introduced a resolution in the house asking them to go back to congress and attend to the people's business, for which they receive a salarv of five thousand doilars a year. But the resolution was turned down. MACHINE METHODS. The legislature has elected Geo. A. Clark, re- cent secretary of state, to the office of state printer. He got 65 votes. Ed Hoc'i, of the Marion Record, received 63 votes. The Topeka Capital says Clark was elected through machine methods, and blames Governor Bailey, Mort ' Albaugh and others of "the machine gang' with unfair dealing. Just what the Capital ex pected from the crowd that is running the Re publican party of Kansas is hard to determine. The whole thing is run by a machine. LONG FOR SENATOR. The Republicans held a caucus to select a candidate for United States senator, Tues day . night, but they were unable to select a candidate. Stanley, L'ang and Curtis divided the votes pretty evenly, and it was impossible to make a choice. Another caucus was held, Wed nesday night, and at first, conditions seemed about the same as the night before. However, the Stanley men saw their candidate could gain nothing, and they gave up the fight. Stanley's men then went to Long or most of them did, and Long received enough votes to secure his election. - LATER. Chester I. Long was elected bv ac clamation, yesterday. Kansas will have a nice pair to draw to in the senate J. Rats Burton and Chester I. Long. Won't we be proud of them, though! MUNICIPAL COAL YARDS. An indication of the growth of the Socialist ic idea is seen in the clamor for municipal coal - yards, in some of the laige cities. In Chicago, ' the movement is strong. Hearst's American said, in its issue of the 17th: 'Public attention is now centering on the project for the municipal coal yards that will break the coal combine. "Mayor Harrison and most of the aldermen - have expressed their approval of the plan. Prominent business men and citizens generally are catching' at the suggestion and urging its adoption. -.The poor who are destitute of fuel are be ing supplied. Now, the municipal coal yard, where coal will be sold at honest price-, is the most pressing need. "The second full train-load of coal obtained by the Chicago American is going out to the poor, to-day. The city wagons are hauling it. The Bureau of Charities is helping the distri- bution. The Salvation Army workers are giv ing their time to this charity. The Volunteers of America are lending every energy to see that the free coal is properly distributed. The - entire machinery of the police department is enlisted in the work of getting this coal to tne destitute. "Now, it is the municipal coal yard that is v needed. The great middle class oi people who can pay for their coal at honest prices, and who ' 'will not take charity, must be cared for. The public interest in the undertaking to care for the self-supporting but now suffering people is growing, and the municipal coal yard is looked upon as assured." APOSTLE Smoot, of Utah, will take his seat in the United States senate of course. It has been discovered that "there are no constitu tional' grounds upon which he can be excluded from the senate." Certainly! But what about Roberts, who was elected to congress liom Utah? O, be is a Democrat! Smoot is a Re publican. That's the difference. Seo? " REMONSTRANCES are pouring into the senate , against the seating of Sn oot. But they won't cut any ice. He'll be seated. . "WHY NOT STATE COAL?" At times, the Topeka Capital gives evidence of Socialistic tendencies. Some of its editorials have the right ring, and if the editor will just keep his think-box working, he'll get clear over the fence, into the Socialist pasture. In a recent issue, the Capital said, under the above heading: "If the present oal famine continues in Kansas, a severe change in the weather would bring extreme suffering in the cities and towns, a possibility, and even probability, that should be considered, and, if possible, prevented by any and every available measure. "There is this possible source of relief in Kansas which is lacking in other states, namely: that the state of Kansas owns and operates coal mines. The Capital is not informed as to how much relief the penitentiary mines are capable ot giving, whether they are now work ed to their full capacity or not. Two years ago or was it four? the legislature passed a bill prohibiting the sale of state-mined coal in competition with coal mined by free labor a measure which the' Capital advocated before it was introduced in the legislature. We believe it a good law to confine the output of our peni tentiary mines to the use of state institutions under ordinary circumstances, but under such extraordinary and alarming circumstances as those now existing, with an actual or artificial shortage, and with the people forced to pay ex tortionate prices for fuel, the state mines at Lansing, if able to afford relief, should be availed of to the txtent of their capacity. "The legislature is, fortunately, in session, and an emergency measure promptly put throug, giving the public whatever benefit may come from working the penitentiary mines to their highest point of production and throwing this coal on the market at a fair profit could do no possible injury to free labor employed in the mines. There is no danger ot an over-production of coal, throwing free labor out of em ployment: the problem is how to supply coal enough to protect the people from a blizzard, which, at th's season of the year, may come without warning at any moment. "The legislature cannot do a more timely service than to offer the people whatever relief the Lansing mines are capable of giving." PILL PLEASES THE TRUSTS. William E. Curtis, a correspondent for the Chicago Record-Herald, says Walter Wellman's statement regarding the new anti-trust bill is correct; that the measure pleases the trusts. He siys the bdi provides for the supervision and regulation of all corporations engaged in interstate commerce by a bureau which shall be a part of the new executive department of com merce and industry, provided for by a bill that has passed both houses and is now in confer ence committee. This bureau is to have func tions and jurisdiction similar to those exercised by the interstate commerce commission over the railroads and the comptroller of the cur rency over the national banks. All such cor porations are to make periodical reports, and are to be subject to the supervision of the head of this bureau, who may order an investigation of their affairs at any time their reports may seem to him to justify it, or whenever com plaints are made by the stockholders. If the official in charge finds that they have violated the law, he will be required to report the facts to the district attorney of the United States, who shall proceed against the offenders in court. Taking into consideration the way in which the interstate commerce commission does not enforce the law in railroad cases, no wonder the trusts are pleased with the anti-trust bill. CY IS IN THE SADDLE. Your Uncle Cyrus, better knowu as "Apple jack Cy" Lelaud, seems to be running the ma chine at the state-house. He controlled the organization of the legislature; his candidate for state printer was elected, and the indications are good for the election of his man to the United S'ates senate. For some time, it seemed like Leland's ene mies had the upper hand of him had him squelched, so to speak. But, like & cat, he wriggled loose and landed on his feet, and be is now about the biggest man in the legislature. Leland's enemies have no leader that is able to make the fight necessary to keep him down. Dr. C. Barrows, of New York, has submit ted the report ot a esse to the New York Ob stetrical Society and outlined a treatment tend ing to revolutionize the methods of modern medical procedure in dealing with case of blood poisoning. . It would seem, indeed, that an actual specific for this dread ailment has been discovered. Briefly, the treatment consists of the injection of formalin into the veins. No Fear of Socialism. From the Chicago Record-Herald. Government ownership of coal mines in its relation to socialism was discussed by Rev. David Beaton at the Lincoln Park Congregation al church. He said in part: "The cynical observer of huinam nature finds some humor in a situation which unites lawyers, bankers, ministers and policemen to throw off the veneer of civilization in a raid on the rail roads. But it proves that, behind all conven tioi;a of law or politics, we yet recognize that the safety of the public is the supreme law. Now, this episode helps us to answer the ques tion, Is the government ownership ol the coal mines socialism?' And the answer is, 'Yes.' And the question follows 'What if it is?' That, or even more, will be done if public safety re quires it."' "Some of the most important government functions, some of the most beneficial laws of civilized countries to-day, are pure forms of so cialism, and nobody thinks anything about it. In fact, the abstract principle is, like the tariff, laid aside, and it is now purely a question ot accommodation to modern life. When the state laws can be broken with impunity by mine owning railroads, when stock manipulators can make $7,650,000 on a single deal, aud when owners of any commodity can corner the mar ket and break up the ordinary habits of life, the people will not hesitate long in demanding gov ernment control of the necessities of life. A revolutionary socialism can be averted only by the altruistic spirit in business, which makes the public a partner and not a victim. The Star Getting Socialistic. Kroiu 1 ho Qluttui Tribune The -Kansas City Star recently oe voted a leading editorial to the subject of old-age pen sions, showing that it would not cost more than 200,000,500 a year to provide a pension of 300 to each couple above the age of seven ty. It demonstrated the practicability ot the plan. To remove the feat of want from those who are growing old and losing their ability to do the world's work would be a wonderful ben efaction worthy of the best thought and the best efforts of any people. The agt. at which an old-age pension should begin ought not to be later than seventy years. New Zealand has the scheme iu actual operation. In this article, the Star is committing itself to Socialism, uu wittinglj, perhaps, but a fact, just the same. To care for the old and infirm without commit ting them to the poor-house is one ot the fundamental principles of Socialism, and a good one it is, too. Socialism (Populism) is growing. There's trouble in the Colorado legislature over the senatorial situation. The anti-Teller Republicans are trying to unseat enough Dem ocrats to secure the election of Wolcott, aud the Teller men are fighting for their rights. There is talk of "war, bloodshed," etc., re minding one of the "Lewellind war" at Tope ka several years ago. 1 vivipwyqBtff' Here's A State of Things. From The Labor Review. Bishop Fowler, of Buffalo, speaking at Troy the other day, declared that the nation is con fronting a great financial crisis, and that "any one who stands squarelv on both feet to-day, may feel the rumbling of calamity." Bishop Hamilton, of San Francisco, replied that he was not apprehensive of any such crisis. "The country to-day," he said, "is in the hands of a capitalists, who, in a short time, take hold ot congress. They control the affairs, and as a matter of self-protection, will prevent any ca lamity." . It is a state of affairs for Americans to be proud of, is it not, if a dozen millionaires in control of the government are their only safe guard against calamity? Unique Raffle. Capt. Geo. W. Loyd sends us a copy of the Niw Rochelle, N. Y., Daily News containing an account of a raffle conducted by Captain Loyd, in which the prizes were many and his toric. All were made of portions of a hickory tree growing over the tomb of Thomas Paine. Among the prizes were a penholder, a napkin ring, knife and fork rests, a gavel, a cane, etc. They are well worth keeping for their historic value, and are, doubtless, hightly prized ty the fortunate recipients. If the superintendents and assistant superin tendents of ventilation in the legislature do their duty, they will proceed to shut off members when they get too windy, even if they have to take a strangle hold to do it. Capital. Judge Grosscup, of injunction fame, has found a remedy for the trusts. He proposes that every body shall buy a share of stock iu the trusts, and, as share-holders, they will be equal parners with Morgan and Rockefeller. That's the most sensible remedy that has been proposed, and comes mighty near being Social ismonly it isn't. Socialists, it is true, want every mau, woman and child in the country to own a share in the great engines of production and distribution, but they don't propose that the American people be hoodwinked into buy ing any watered stock from trust magnates to get what is already theirs. Coming Nation. Nothing else ever occurred in this country to stimulate the development of the sentiment in favor of government ownership of the means of production at all comparable with the coal famine of the present winter. The people who have shivered and suffered because they were unablj to get coal, or too poor to pay the extortionate prices demanded for it, have had an object lesson in the result of private owner ship of the necessities of life that will last them a long time. Kansas Populist. There isn't going to be any "atmy of the un employed" in Kansas this winter; not if the legislature cau help it. Capital. There are so many employes on the legisla tive pay roll that every representative and sen ator has a right to call himself a "captain of in dustry." Capital. NDERTAKINo Calls answered day or night. Hearse fur nished free. Located at Vaughn's Furniture Store. Residence telephone, 29. 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