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THE FUTUUE 07 mOIIIIjlllOX IN KAN SAS. Tho rocent campaign and tho eloo tioa returns havo revealed tho fact tbit there h ft strong if not throaten inC 0:ponttion to onr state prohibi tory laws. It was thought that tho signal failure of tho roHubmissionitita to demonstrate ft popular movement during tho last year indicated tho in f;i,'pilicance of thoir numbers. And tho further fact of tho overwhelming demonstration of tho prohibitionists following tho supronie court decision i on original packages, tended to ; titrengthcn tho belief that tho opposi ' tion to tho existing laws was inconse quential. It must now bo confessed that tho foregoing tests of Hontimont wore not conclusive Hon who shrank from publicly declaring themselves on tho f.ido of resubmission because of ita C odiouancsa from a moral standpoint, J availed themselves of tho socrocy of tho ballot box to express thoir real ""sentiments. By far tho largest proportion of tho incro;;nod opposition to prohibition is "'found anions: tho busineus inon of tho it . , ii "owns and cities. This chango of sentiment among 10 business men is directly roforablo Tlv republican party management and van o republican press. ff.ikio.Tho doublo dealing and sham - U030 ampionship of many republican r.'gn rty manr.gors with prohibition have oimputitwl thoso who knew of tho pri "cfci to indulgence and dobauchory of RCfliSNof chh who posed in public as tho Kvss; dians of morality. TERMfo jnjo wqU tliown fact that republi. j- Ifwsih enforcement of tho law was held onr,)Condary to political and party con quaijJorations alienated tho rospoct and replV)nlidonoo of honest people, ltosub Bonio Viyionitits wero privately hold in line, Amoriiations of tho law wero pormittod meanigrevor tho viirilanco of devotod not alifpoco people was relaxod, un to maV cover of legal fiction license was Intod, and convictod criminals wero rH,rdonod. Thus tho juggling prac CftRTces proceeded, while tho party plat' imoirins woro lengthened and party pro sta.w.nions boenrno louder. For all this coivvpa-onforcemont of law tho republi and w party is directly responsible. ir), Vb.oro was never a timo in the last ten ears whoa tho dominant party so ft entirely in poa'3Cssion of the ma tho fninory for enforcement might not cinYlV0 made it far moro offectual than ST'!. htvi ever boon mado. ',J 0 tohh insincerity has brod a dispoei I 4 ,;n to protest against tho duplicity V , ,if;,"w,)ublican prohibition. Men have crlity iyi mUfij. jiave jfl joif way f ;j3 in liquor lot us have tho monoy p"ir- ,r i fa i)0 Jorivod from its regulat u 'v'd vdti To bo sure, these men loft oat of recount tho decreased publio !,?.n;!t, tho diminished police court f pvad county jail expenditures ; they 1 1 only took account of tho fact that the "tl'ovonuo was not being handled. It is .3f T,ly a superficial viow of the caso c'Mch pronounces prohibition a fail- . won with tha half measures and "'Ic betrayal to which it hoa 'vibjoctod. w V;!, hovovor, thebusmosa of those a.iy tha task of direcUngipub- lie sentiment to furnish such infor mation as will correct superlicial esti mates and call attention to such facts as a lr;sy publio fail to note. Coincident with tho conviction that prohibition was being played with by its pretended protectors, there camo the doclino of prosperity. What is moro natural than that business men should Bei'.o upon tho Jir.st apparent change in the old ordor of things to account for tho depression of thoir business? Hence prohibition has beon named as the destructive force and marked for overthrow whenever an opportunity oilered. The derelict republican party prens, oithor itself too ignorant of the real causes of tho widespread doclino of prosperity or too servile to dare to impeach tho dominant party's man agoment of the business of the na tion, has failed to furnish the infor mation which would havo placed pro hibition in its truo light boforo tho voters of tho fitato, at onco relieving it from tho charges against it and also giving tho truo reasons for the well nigh universal paralyation of indus try and trado. With all of tho splendid testimony furnished by Senator 1'luial) in his heroic efforts in tho Sonato (so strangely contrasting with his cam paign talk in Kansas) to arouse tho people, it is not supposublo that odit ora of loading republican papers in Kansas sinned through ignoranco m thoir ntterapts to lix tho attention of tho peoplo of this stato upon prohibi tion as the solo and only question worthy of discussion in the lato Cam paign. Tho studious and strenuous efforts of thosd oditors to deny exist ing conditions, to deny tho extent of the mortgage indebtedness, to deny tho poverty Btrickou condition of un employed laborers in tho east, their attempt to broak the force of state ments of tho speakers and writors of tho people's party all thoso aro not due to ignoranco on tho part of republican writers or speakers. They simply dared not face tho real con ditions nor discuss tho real issues. Hence a largo number of business mon whoso only source of informa mation was thoir party nowspapers, wero miseducated to believe that all was going on well in tho country at largo, at the same timo knowing that much was going from bad to worse locally, they ignorantly charged pro hibition with tho mischief. Thus by way of sins of com mission and omission is the republi can party to-day responsible for the growth of resubmission sontiment in Kansas. Tho gigantic nnd atrocious original package scherzo and conspiracy was perpetrated with the direct purpose of so exciting tho temperance ele ment as to call attention from the se rious outlook and the great dangers menacing tho homes and the liberties of tho whole nation. Senator Ingalls in his campaign speeches uttered some truths; ho said: This is no off year in politics. Thi9 is a crisis in the life of tho republican party. Well informod republicans know this as well as did Senator In galls. Hence their desperation and their employment of baiboroui meth ods. Hence their cowardly efforts to fortify themsolves behind tho moral btrength of tho Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Thoir shielding of themselves behind tho womanly zeal and devotion was akia to tho practico of tho Hoeing savage abduct ing tho women and children and holding up their victims as a shield to savo them from the fire of pursuing rescuers. Itut their savage tactics failed. The staunch, truo friends of prohibition in tho pooplo's party lirod the logic of their arguments and the hot shot of thoir statement of tho real condition of tho country regardless of tho fact that it seemed at timos as if wo might wound our frionds and our own true women. Kight well wo know that our cowardly enemy entrenched behind them wore tho only ones who would be hurt. Kight well wo know the temper and the comploxion of the people who had ruled the discussion, either of resubmission or prohibition out of tho campaign. We know in which camp woro tho great body of prohibitionists who wore tirod of re publican hypocrisy and pretence. And we know that when tho smoko of battlo cleared away tho misled wornon of tho W. C. T. U. would once moro weigh republican prohibition in the balance and find it wanting. Tho best service that could bo renderod to prohibition was to stand unflinchingly with tho great mass of tho rural imp utation, and keep ita courage up and tido it over to a timo whon the light of fuller information should bring a clearer understanding and truer bal ance of tho forces at work in the busi ness, social and moral life about us. Tho people's party haa nover ontor tained a single thought of disturbing the existing law. The tost was made and tho lino drawn at tho convention which nominated the state tickot. Tho prohibitionists in tho people's hibitiou has waged a cruelly un equal contest with the money of the great liquor iKnver. Prohibition has never had a fair test even in Kansas. It has been sur rounded by liquor, geographically speaking. It has been drenched with liquor by its treacherous politicians. And it is a marvelous proof of its wis dom and righteousness that it has stood tho test thus far, and is more than over entrenched among thoso vho look ujon it in its true relation to business and morality. KKKP TUB LKJIITS M ILMXO. Urothor J. Lea Simpson, of Leav enworth county, in a communication in thia issue, correctly locates tho sourco of tho iolitieal strength de veloped by the people's party in tho rocent campaign. It was in the social alliance gatherings in the multitude of school houses that dot tho prairies all over Kansas. At these meetings oarnost men and women havo been studying tho reasons why they havo failed to roceive just remuneration for thoir toil. They havo learnod through their investigations what thoir political oracles of former yoars havo failed to tell them that favored classes havo been enriched at thoir exponso through tho legislation en acted by trusted servants whoso acts they have not boon watching as close ly as it would havo boon profitable to do. They have learned that their in terests have not only been neglected, but that they have absolutely been betrayed into tho hands of unscrupu lous robbors, who have plundered thorn of thoir substance and fattened upon the spoils. It has boon by the lights iu the Bchool houses of Kansas that tho older as well as tho younger pupils havo been learning valuablo lessons. Koep them burning. Trim them anow and replenish tho oil. Lot not one burn out to be extinguished. nru , k- i . party know that tho widtrked irr. , . . i . i . , ti .t Thoso alroady learned should bo fro- business depression and the threat ened homelessnoss of the masses of our peoplo lies at the door of other causes than either "intemporanco" or "strong drink." And while they pro pose to hold on to all gain along the lino of moral progress, and whilo they plodgo real (not sham) friendship and honest enforcement of law regardless of party considerations, they still in tond to urge the same fearless inves tigation along the same lino con cerning conditions, which character ized thoir courso the past few months. It now remains for all prohibitionists to bo willing to pursno thoir studios along other lines than tho one which bears upon the evila and dangers of tho liquor- traffic Lot sincerity, cour age and patriotism characterize the temper and thought cf prohibitionists for the coming two years and all will be woll. Wo will then have bo acquirod control of the legislative functions of government that the money of Wall street and the othor interested monopolists will not be pourod out to defeat prohibition as it was in Pennsylvania and ell other contents. The poverty of the masses of the people has restricted and crip pled tho work of roform. Fre quently revived. Koep the school house lights all brightly burning. After this date Tue Advocate will bo sont to all subscribers to January 1, 1802 for $1. This offer applies to ronewals as well as to now subscribers eithor singly or in clubs. No sub scription under .this proposition will bo recoivod for loss than one dollar for tho full time spocifiod, and sub scriptions of loss than ono dollar will bo entorod only for tho fractional part of tho year, and not a fractional part of the timo up to January 1, 1892. To get tho benefit of this offor a full round dollar must accompany each name. ANOTHER LI K. We are authorized to state that the report going the rounds of tho press that President Polk has expressed his proferenco for any Senatorial candi date in Kansas, and that ho will visit Kansas for the purpose of urging tho claims of any candidate, ia abase fab rication. President Polk is a man of too much good sense to placo himself in any such ridiculous position be fore the members of the organization of which ho is the official head.