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5 niiLosoniif politicians. It is extremely am using to road in republicin journals the various causes aligned for the recent political land slide. One says it is because it is an "ofT year" and the democrat usually gain their victories in "oft" yearn. Another Rays that the huccoks of o porting parties is periodical that it occurs in regular cycles, an it were. and that thin was the democratic cycle. Another says it is owing to tho passatro of the McKinley bill just before election, not affording tirno for tho peoplo to observe its benelicial (?) effects upon tho agricultural and la loring classes beforo they were re quired to vote. Another (tho Topeka Capital) thinks Congress should have passed tho federal election bill an loft tho tariff bill until tho next ses biou of CongreHH. And thus they philosophize concerning tho causes of their signal defeat. There is no doubt that a federal election bill that woul have enabled them to control the eloctions with bayonets would have helped them out. It would have been cheaper perhaps than buying votes, and would havo wived time in manip ulating tho count. Wo apprehend, however, that tho true causes of tho political changes havo not received very much attention as yet. There is a disposition everywhere to regard tho republican reverses in tho north altogether as democratic triumphs. It is the policy of republican philoso phors to urgo this view upon tho peo plo. They would be glad if it were true. Were this altogether a demo cratic success they would confidently expect at tho noxt election, which would not occur in an "off year," to meot their old enemy upon tho old issue agreed upon by tho two par ties tho tariff -ami score another victory. They hope to mako tho peo ple believe that it is altogether a dem ocratic success. When they come to speak of the elections in tho south they are at a loss just how to fix this matter. They know that tho old bourbon mossbacks havo been laid out, but it would not do to call this a republican success. This would bo too baro facod an imposition, and it would fur thermore be an acknowledgment of tho falsehood of tho claim that the allianco is a southern democratic aid socioty. This would' not do at all, and hence our philosophic journalists havo vory little to say about southern elections either way. Tho people must bo deceivod, and if possible made to understand that it is the democratic party that has simply gained a temporary victory in an "off year," bocauso the last Congress passed a high protective tariff bill at an inopportune time, so that the poo pie could not discuss it and under stand it, and observe its benelicial (?) effects before election. In looking over the Held tho care ful observer will not fail to discover that other influences than those men tioned have played an important part in the recent contest. There is a spirit of great unrest all over the country. The "great middle classes" havo ho long folt the effects of the discrimina tions against them that they have fully determined to quietly submit no longer. It is this resistance to op . . . " iiii i prosmon mai wis round expression in tho recent elections. All over th u ii i i soum mis rosifiranctt has been crys tub zed m tho alliance, and tho defeat of bourbonism is a triumph of alii anco principles and allianco men. In those northern states where tho indus trial organizations were not sufficient ly strong to control tho elections. those who havo felt tho effects of tho general depression of all business in terests have simply voted in opposi lion ro ino dominant party, hoping f I A 1 1 II 1 ior some neneut to result irom any kind of a change. In Kansas it would bo a waste of time and spaco to enter into an ex tended discussion of tho causes of ou 1 i ' 1 1 1 MM! political revolution, i ho issues iq- on which the campaign was conduct ed have been clearly presented am thoroughly discussed. They are basoc upon the ht. .Louis demands, an those formulated in this stato relating to local legislation in tho interest of our people. I hose who persist in treating our victory as a democratic triumph are deceiving themselves, i they think they aro deceiving tho people. Tho republican party will find itself confronted with a foe more formidable than tho domocracy in fu turo elections. Tho people's party has como to stay. It will effect a na tional organization in tho near future and stato organizations in all tho states. Tho sooner republican journals cease to treat this party as a lemocratic aid society, tho sooner will they bo accredited by tho peoplo with ordinary discernment, and with a dis position to manifest a small degreo of honesty in politics. As we long ago intimated, when this people's movement shall dovelop sufficient strength to promise any great degree of success in national olitics, wo shall expect to soo tho eaders of both of tho old parties unite their forces in a common cause Wall street has dictatod tho policy of oth parties for many years, and Wall stroet will dictato the union of their forces whenever this policy is endan gored. It will then bo plutocracy against tho peoplo, money agains tho producers of wealth. This is tho tendency of tho times, and it will bo well for tho peoplo to keep this pros pect in view, and carefully observe the political developments of tho next few months. This is a time of rndi- cal changos in politics, and we dosiro that tho industrial classes, regardless of party, shall carefully obsorve tho charactor of the chancres that are ikely to occur in tho next few months. Whoover does this will not find it dif ficult to (Totorraine which side repre sents the interests of "the great mid- He classes." PitEviors to tho election, tho To peka Capital was wont to declare that a vote for Ives was a voto for resub mission. Since Mr. Ives' election, tho Capital is porfectly frantic in its efforts to prove that his election doos not indicate that the peoplo aro in favor of resubmission. In which case are we to beliovothe Capital honest or is it ever honest T LET IS KEEP MUM. The Topeka Capital has gone ex tenaively into tho "wail and woe business since election, It is out m an humble appeal "to tho democratic press of Kansas" asking for a ces;ia tion of hostilities, plaintively moaning that "Kansas has been injured by an excess of politics between campaigns. As usual our view is just the roverno of that taken by tho Capital Th study of politics between campaigns is just what has led to the irreafc change of sentiment indicated by election returns. Jt is an ill time to study questions of public jttlicy dur ing an attack of campaign fever. The Capital urges tho peoplo to eschew politics and stick to business. to invite immigration and advertina Kansas. Just why farmers who are cursed with "overproduction" ehonl invito more immigrants to assist in overproducing is not clear; besides the Kansas farm mortgage syndicato is engaged in inviting immigration Then as to further advertising o Kansas, have wo not still left to us a brief season of tho services of "tho greatest advertisement Kansas ever had," Senator J. J. Ingalls? An after ho shall no longer bo ablo to advertiso us by "slugging democrats" on the floor of tho United States Sen ate, ho will doubtless continue to son out those admirable little pamphlets to eastern and European money loan ers advertising Kansas farm lands as good security upon which to place loans. Please, Mr. Capital, permit tho people to continue a consideration o politics (i. o., public business as rolat ed to tho general welfare,) until such timo os they find the way out of tho Ireadful snarl and confusion which tho public servants (?) of the peoplo havo gotten them into. But here's richness for you; just read this from tho Capital: No I'tMsoimbln man run believe, In view of tho voto for ItnliliiHou, tint! prohibition In un Ihwio In Hits inlnils of tlirt pooplo. They aro nioro HtroiiKly for It than ever. Why could not tho Capital as well lave boon "reasonable" just before as just aftor the election? It was not tho voto for Hobinson" about which it was frantic previous to election -it was tho voto for Ives which drove it to desperation. And still, notwith standing tho fact that Mr. Ives is elected the Capital ut not only calm ness enough for its own oflico con sumption, it has also a consolatory surplus to deal out to the public in tho ansuranco that there is really no dangor, "the people aro raoro strongly in favor of prohibition than over." Now that's just what tho people thought all tho while. That's why the peoplo's party persisted in ruling a settled question out of tho cam paign discussion. If the Capitalh&il just come round and consulted in a neighborly way with a few of the real friends of pro hibition, it need not have suffered so terribly all the while it was discuss ing ( ?) the "great and only issue of the campaign." Wo were just as easy as possible all tho time. But alas! the Capital is no sooner freed from the. baleful inflaenco of one dread spell than it is attacked by unothor. Hear ita hie.-jt dLJrcr;i: Thorn l nothing to rjU: uA a Rr.af, dd to loimbytha policy of ftdvrrtiiilritf to tho world thrt mnounf. of lnil(-,l,tvvlni'?iH uiitliT which farm on ar alkutA lo bo burdened, th full la vuIuch, tho lohj of population ami tho llirtnaaw of llUlllllt'SI. Mum's tho word. These conditic ns are "alleged." Tho allegations may bo correct, but even if they are, don't let us toll of it Lot us stigmatize everybody as a calamity howler nn apostle of despair who attempts .u honest investigation. Such is tho logic of the Capital, and the reason for keeping mum in, tho danger to the credit of tho state. May we bo per mitted to aak the Capital for what purposo must the "credit" of tho state be maintained? Do we wish to inveigle any moro capital into raak ing investments in Kansas if tho con ditions aro not really Fafe enough to warrant Hizch investments? Do we want factories begun unions they can bo maintained? Do we want any mora li-snnu rtArmt infrul nti fnri 1nlit Or, do we want to be honest1-?11,, 1 wini uurwivrs nn(i wnn capital ists? If the whole credit svxtcni in .1. !...... lit L l ... I.l l'-. iH- uii?k;himvuu iiun mo coioi uane oi mo . uiriunr mis intra mieuiesHiy going in. , debt" or "borrowing for speculation. Q C 1 as wo woro told during tho campaign inilnlirn in nml nn.'' I ; pur Vhli i'i UJ t) U i: ) I H. hA v. ,Wyclc, ' ejected ' Lord i. tbout to l print- )Klittvl direct h largo tt tin at tho to th a filll has vvrr nopoliivi, .jiator In- o buried bo power o ! ty o will unsa peoplo to practices? j . f !.- If tho Capital will just uncover r owww"B head and look tho situation fearler " TT J . in tho face, tell the truth and asfltop,to , ? ! tho people, not only in making inv 7 . i , . , . Vo are inconrus tigations, but al.w in applying . ... remedies, it will discover that thf 7 "w Bwu. ' pie are just as "reasonable" onT ' u, w" ;m , subjwts as thoy aro on prohibition.. 1 ' ' j-" The Capital need havo no fears ft' . ' tho future credit and profiponty o., ,' Tr t iiit, , Boodlersmu.i , Kansas. Our good stato has bound , , , , less resources. Let tho incubus .. n i wicked manipulation of tho natioilftri irfra Cul ' finances bo lifted, as it surely will ay T M when tho poople's representatives -: control, and values will be sett thoro will N thirty new industries will be undertaken iTC7!Tu uS tho credit of our stato will not rnl to net with tho upon concealment and falsehood. i,'j"''". more loyal or labor loving people ex10 1 . UP cu ist in tho wholo world than tho citi Am3 crJ L ' ens of the good state of Kansas, 01 tU3 t)C0" rrrrr ign to friglwm THK CAl'SK. ra into line, but Tliorwmit jM)lltlcal revoluttou all ovor tin. ,,,,,11, ..i country was umiucflUonably canned by a dmlrc . " " amonjj the jMJopIo for a radical chanxo In linearly tlino for financial policy of the Kovornmcnt. UiiIcm tlCH(?ntativcS of republican party mcoU this demand It will ' . , ' ih uwopt away. Hie UrliT, prohibition, resiibm1 10 b0Km mo ilon and trannportatlon aro only Incidental and doal more thli one paramount (iucNtlon.-Ciorj ?a"rojidorH, by giv- The Republican has hit tho trt,th' ltwlU 8(iuaroly on the head in the abniy mat me ? Tho people not only desire a rt' tho 11111111100 010 ' ' change ia tho finanaial policy of ?Q tht are n'" government, but they havo f, in wuu u leterminexlto hav it T Wcu w owinou systematie robbery has been fostorecVnmtiut ro: bv tho ravommnnt 1 nnnrK Tf ive l)Unty und is time to call a halt. The ItepublwA WMonol hnirLi ,o,i v:, .1: 1... jariies w uiu fore election. its Why doos not the Capital give ur !r I nflllftl dftilvroronl fbf Alli'nro.i ? l u 1 j . No man or corpora have broken up and its membo . ThrtrinlJ gone back into tho republican . , . ' . 1. , 1 T , 1 11 1 it ould lx) run m the in Wo fear we BhJvll loso the c. ,. I iaafi'ci'toxl ullimce men unit A ' I Capital docs On duty better. '