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V Milmit tho following exhibi
1!o:: of bdld ntgo, tho editorial ut-tr-i'
wicon of a papor whoso nhamolons
( v -u.'."i in tho lato campaign in unpar
u!Lld in tlo history of initios.
Never Hlnoo the days of tho Know Nothing or
ganization tins un oath-bound secret political so
( l.if.y Lv.cn pt-nnlUod to oxiHt In any slate In this
union u.it.11 Colonel 1'olk and his confederated
MiinifcttUXH Invaded the toll of thin state, and
wi'Ji oath and socret plotting Inaugurated their
vl!u iic.V.ruo to hand over tho doKtlny of tho fair
t ;t utate among them all to the control of a clans
of inon who fought four long years to lit,roy thin
Vhon diil Colonel Polk and his
confederated conspirators invade tho
coil of Kansas? Han it como to pass
thai tho Capital and its party ho ab
wlutcly own tho noil of Kansas that
tha loyal farmer citizens of tho state
may not invito a loyal citizen of door
jrh and a loyal citizon of North Caro
lina to attend and address a conven
tion of tho organized fanners of Kan
r.'i without tho ovent being charuc
t.'rbod as an "invasion?"
If wo raistako not, tho confederated
mort;;r.go owners of Kansas farm
lurid i who a short tinio since in tho
: city of Topoka organized a Hyndicato
for tho avowed purpOHO of "inducing
v'ir.Ki;i';ralion" aro far more to bo
rf d vl, a;? invaders of tho noil seok
':ng to got control of tho people, than
,'wore our southern brethren whono
jnly mission was in tho interest of
tho laboring peoplo. Yet this same
Capital spoaks of tho alvent of tho
groat farm mortgage Hyndicato as ft
f benailcent ovent.
nTho Kan:mi alliance I of southern origin, and
the men who organized and controlled Its move
lent, Imported with It the Kuklux and White
jj--ip nxc ihoda used with such hrutal force by the
jinmatlo party of tho south against tho negro
,f ot rn of the former ulavo states. Hereafter
every truo Kansan, no matter wht hlH party
Srd!!etl')ati, will how his head In Hhame when
' vmji It 1 rociilloil that on tho 4th day of Novem
ln .', A. 1). 1M, men were driven to the polls,
n l!.)c!n of sheep, and compellel hy threats
i futll!j!.)i..l dutlons to vote against their honest
The Kansas allianco is very much
E lllra Tmiuv it. "inHt crowed.'' It irrow
i tiu.a vi"V J O - n--
I out of tho necessity for just such an
organization. And liko unto Topsy
f ' ii ia duutinod to bo very closely ro-
tied the south.
Wo boo ft great many "bowed
loads" among tho politicians these
ibvs. but wo do thorn the credit to bo-
li jvo that thoy are b)wod in shame
I b.'C.MWo thoy did not call a halt to
4.v nfimm Turnrnodinirs of tho To-
j)fiL'A Capital beforo it compasHod
ihclx political ruin.
ll tlicvo was a singlo instance in all
, ,', K.v.u'ju o! n votor being drivon to tho
1 p-IaliioaBhoep, and compelled by
: ,. . l l i.. n.
'Aa, it was nomo poor, weak victim
j i 1 1 .0 toils of ft Ixxnllor, Bomo one who
t V 'vj-vM vratrfiwl and houndod until his
' j, , or made sure that tho voto was
' it'.ipetfitad according to. the torms of
i ?io bargain od sale.
They have elected flvo members of rongress to
!-;,( to Washington and assist the nomoorauo
u.itiv f the south to orgaule the House of llep-
!;MiiiUUve9nd control tho legislation of this
' v Kverv one of theo men, Otis, Minpoon,
' ! i-An. IJakcr and Clover, will take their soaU on
: !-f iieniofraUc ilda ot the Iloune. Every one of
'i i "5 men will vote for a rebel brigadier for
V , ,V.rr of tho House. To'U Intonti and for all
' i, ' .,' r.ciUicy will bo democrats of the southern
V. ' , i-ft All wllf follow tho lead of the most ex
( , ' V men of that sce'Jou. They owe Uielr eltn
. '(., l!:,o same disputable roettwls; the same
v ' , :ivu rails; tho same blooil-curUHng oaths;
thrt mune defiance of kooiI order and d'Mrnt be
havior, and the tamo sMfllnn of tho truo scufl
mentof the xope does I'-reckenrhlge, of Ar
katmart. This binds them hand and foot, and
they inui.t iii'i cHMarlly walk In tfm path marked
out for thein by their pollth-al taMkinaater.
Thank Cod they will last but one term. Two
years from now they will be burli'd mo doep that
their short sojourn In the legislative balls of the
nation will appear as an "Irrldeteent dream."
Their election will be regarded by tho kmmI peo
ple of K ansas as one of Hidho Inlllellous that will
exempt tho clllens of the statu from all future
Who told tho Capital where our
Cougrussional delegation would neat
ibielff Tho CapitaCs olTort to neat
tho people's representatives with tho
democrats is vain. Moreover it is not
likely that these representatives will
follow republican precedents closely
enough to show as much favoritism
to rebel brigadier generals as did that
party in making one "fresh from tho
conflict" United States attorney gen
oral, another postmaster general and
bo on through tho long list.
How do Kansas farmers fool, any
way, to bo insulted in this fashion?
Does tho Capital really believe that
tho farmers aro spiritless and insen
sate fools not to resent such comment
on their action?
.MiNNKAi'Oi.M, MinV., Nov. II. The Sorth
urnlrm Mllli r to-day publishes an extended ac
count of the annual meeting of the rillsbury
Washburn Hour mills company In London. Dur
ing ton months ended August the earnings or
the company were CKil.UIH. The total expenses
were CM.rd'.', gross profits Ul'-r.i;.". From this
amount Is deducted .U'.i.ikc! for preliminary ex
penses, Interest, etc., leaving a net profit of iJ7:i,
MX A dividend of 10 per cent was declared ami
ClfyxHi was transferred as a reserve fund. The
dlrecters expressed thcmsclvts as highly pleased
with their Investment.
Whom is tho farmor who has paid
all tho oxpenses of the season and
largo preliminary oxpenaes incident
to tho establishment of his business
and realized ft profit of 10 per cent.
ononis investment? Thia London
company has good reason to bo
"highly pleased with its investment.
English and foreign capital every
where is undoubtedly well pleasod,
and will continue to bo well pleased
with its American invesiments so
long as this government encourages
a peaceful conqmfit of our country
by tho power of money. This alien
ownorship of American industries
and American lands is one of tho
questions before tho people in tho
coming contest of 181)2.
When ono republican paper lies,
noarly all tho others take up tho lie
promptly and pass it around. They
continue to do this even since the
close of the campaign. Thoy ought
to know each other woll enough not
to do this unless thoy desire to deceive
their readers. Some ono etartod the
absurd story that President Polk
would usa his inilnonco for the elec
tiou of Judge Potter to tho United
States Senate, and that ho would even
visit Kansas for the purpose of urg
ing his preferences. Thereupon near
ly every republican paper in Kansas
repeats the silly tale with numerous
comments. Of course it is a lie, and
every man of good sense ought to
know it Without saying aught eith
er for or against Judge Peffer'a can
didacy, it is sufficient to say that
President Polk's sense of r;opriety
will not permit him to say anything
upon thia subject.
Of tho 125 members of tho Kanwm
houso of reprowontatives fifteen of
them havo had legislative experience
in Kansas; tho majority of them in
tho recent pant.
Hon. P. P. IUder.of Franklin coun
ty, loads all tho rest in eiporionco as
a legislator -having boon connected
with tho territorial legislature of 18.7J
and of 18(10. Ho was in tho first stato
legislature of 18fl ; in tho stato sen
ate of 1808; ho was lioutonat gover
nor in 1871 and in 1872. Ho was
elected speaker of tho houso in 1877,
and ho was a member of tho houso in
Hon. Charles Drake, of Morris
county, has served in tho houso from
Lyon county in the Hosmona of 18(1(5,
18(50, 1870 and 1872.
Hon. William O. Webb, of Shawneo
county, was a member of tho houso
from Uourbon county in 1871.
Hon. John Seaton, of Atchison
county, was in tho houso in tho ses
sions of 1871, of 1881 and of 1883.
Hon. Frank M. Gablo, of Leaven
worth county, was in tho sessions of
1871) and of 1887.
Hon. Joseph I). Hardy, of Brown
county, was in tho house of 1871.
Hon. J. S. Dowlittle, of Chase coun
ty, was in tho houso of 1881.
Hons. William M. Kice, of Bourbon
county; J. I). Williamson, of Doni
phan; James H. Keodor, of Ellis;
Washington Doty, of Marshall; A. H.
Heber, of Moado; Otis L. Atherton,of
ltussoll; Oeorgo L. Douglas, of Sedg
wick, and William M. Campbell, of
Stafford, were in the houso of 1881),
Tho membors from tho counties of
Brown, Chase, Franklin, Leaven
worth, Marshal, Morris and Stafford
aro representatives of the peoplo's
party; tho eight gentlemen from the
other counties named abovo are mem
bors of the republican party.
The republicans havo sixteen inex
nerienced members in their forco of
twenty-four. It has boon remaa"
that at no time in the legislature of
tho state has there been anywhere
near so few republicans in the Kansas
houso of representatives.
Were it not for the gross and un
warrantable misrepresentations of tho
press, tho question of stato printer
would never havo boon mentioned in
the columns of The Advocate. Wo
find the following statement in the
Leavenworth Times upon thia sub
ject: Until recently Dr. MeUlltn, editor of tha state
organ, tho Alliance Advoca tk, believed that he
had a sure thing on this olllce. Kecontly, how
ever, editor Kles, of the Newton Commoner, W.
If. Vincent, of the Wlnlleld NoneonformM, II.
T. Yount, editor of the AUUvut Tribune, and
others have begun a eavass of the alliance mem
bers of tho legislature, and the rivalry threatens
to wipe out tho brotherly lovo existing between
We find similar statements to the
nlwve going the rounds of tho press.
We wish in view of the statements to
define our position once for all, and
whatevor other falsehoods may be in
dulged in we hope our declaration may
bo accepted upon this question at
loast We will state thon that we
have never niado any requeat to any
member of the legislature for sup
port for the position of state printer,
nor do wo intend to. Wo havo novor
"believed that wo had a sure thing on
tho oflice." We hhall "mako no con
tent for thu position, nor will thero bo
any bitter rivalry, as far as wo aro
concerned, that will threaten "to wipo
ont tho brotherly feeling" existing
between tho editorial fraternity of tho
reform press of tho state. Dr. Mc
Lalliu is not in this movement for any
office in tho gift of the people. Ho un
dertook his editorial work without
hope or expectation of reward except
such as might como to him in tho suc
cohh of tho Farmers' Alliance and tho
people's party. I fo has never sought
an offico and ho novor will. Others
may announce themselves as candi
dates for tho position, and resort to all
the political intrigues known to joli
ticians of modern times if thoy chooso.
If anything Over falls in tho way of
Dr. McLallin it will como unin
lluoncod by percional announcement
or personal solicitation, and whether
anything comes or not thoro will bo
no brotherly lovo sacrificed, and no
abatement in tho energy of The Ad
vocate in support of tho principles of
tho allianco and tho purposes of tho
people's party. Wo hope it may not
bo nocessary for The Advocatk to re
fer to thin subject again.
The Kansas City Timet quotes The
Advocate's article on the question of
prohibition and editorially misstates
our position. Wo havo nowhere in
dicated that wo should favor resub
mission. Tho article from which tho
Timet seeks to draw consolation was
simply preliminary to others that aro
to follow on this subject, and in this
foundation upon which wo propose to
build hereafter we simply sought to
make a fair statement of tho truo po
sition of parties and of men. In do
ing this wo would liko to bo permit
ted to stato our own position also,
and wo regard the effort of the Times
to forestall public opinion as a littlo
unfair. Wo can afford to rest tem-
drily under this falso imputation,
howover, for in tho course of tho dis
cussion that will follow wo shall leavo
no room for doubt upon this subject.
Wo will simply say hero that wo
are not and never havo boon in favor
of resubmission.
The Hutchinson Neva devotes about
six inches of its valuable editorial
space to an argument proving that
the success of the people's party in
Kansas is not a democratic victory,
and that the democratic party will
gain no votes in consequence of it.
Tho position of the News is woll
taken and its argument conclusive.
What is bothering us just now is tho
exact date when friend Easley made
the discovery. It is but a short time
since tho News spoke of tho pooplo's
party as a democratic aid society.
Give us the date of tho change of
opinion, please.
Witu (J rover Cleveland's record on
the silver question and pensions to
union soldiers it is folly to mention
his name in connection with the pres
idency of 1802. Among the things
that the next president must favor
are a service psnmcn and the free
coinage of silver. !.

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