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r S if . I . . tf 1 t?r f I aft i t j r. . r ; ' , ; ,r nil . o i 7 V 1 . - ,, Devoted to the Interests of the Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union and Other Kindred Organizations. VOL. II. NO. Ik TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1000. 10 PAGES. WHO WAS THEUE KVE51 A ( Jit EAT Kit l'O LITICAL DEFEAT In Karuiaa In 1838, of the forty repub lics nomlnas for the State Senate, thirty-nine were elected, and of the 12!) for the House of Representative, 120 were elected. Had the Bonate been elected this year on an "Ing&lla lutme," loan than one-tenth of the henchmen for this Kansas political exotio would have beon choHen from this body, and a brief Bur vey at the house elect, furnishes a moot poworful illustration of the fitness of the quotation that Senator Ingalls might ap ply to himself, "We all do fade as a leaf." Would be but study for a short Bpace of time the map of Kansas, he might dis cover that In the northern tier of Kansas countieB, from Doniphan to Rawlins, there wero fifteen astf-IsiftUa rcpr"wn tatlvea elected, and that from Atchison west to Colorado, In the second tier of counties in northern Kansas, he could find the same number of representatives chosen by their constituencies to oppose another return of Mr. Ingalls to the Sen ate. Commencing at the southeast cor ner of the state with Cherokee county, and going west through the southern tier of counties, ho could find out of seventeen aepreaentatives but two elected as regular republican nominees. Were ho to go into the north central congressional district of ten counties, which elect fifteen representatives, not an Ingalls supporter could he find In the whole lot, not even a solitary one! In like manner was this great boasting pretender this sounding brass and tink ling cymbal repudiated by patriotic Kansans twenty-six years ago when he was begging support from all Bortaof voters for the second time as a defeated candidate for lieutenant-governor. After that marked political fiasco for him, he was a back number in the party for about eight years, and his retirement frosa the United States Senate on March 4, 1891, will so completely strand him that he may be completely unknown until the dawn of the twentieth century, If, Indeed, he can ever be rescued from a justly morlted, retributive oblivion. John J. Ingalls was then repudiated In 1804 by the voters of the countleo of Al len, Anderson, Rourbon, Brown, IJutler, ChancCoffey. Douglas, Doniphan, Davis, Dlokinson, Franklin, Greenwood, Jeffer son, Jackson, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Pottowatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Vhjuinfift Washington. Wllaon and Woodson. Rut thirty-live counties voted at that time. and. from the list of voting coun ties then, he now haa a representative from the counties of Allen, Atchison, Rourbon, Doniphan, Jefferson, Lyon, Mi ami, Woodson, ami two each from Doug las and Shawnee counties, making twelve out of the fifty-six reprehentatives that these thlrty-tlve counties now have In the state legislature. A truly patriotic man could entertain no pride, were the llimsy veil to be com pletely uplifted so that he could ga.e upon the methods that were pursued to secure even his meager victories In the alove named ten counties. During the period of "the war between the states," when Mr. Ingalla had his two racea for lieutenant-governor, his bid for the Boldier vote on "tho tented Hold" In the darksome days of 1MG4, reached the number of C71 out of 2,718, He was really then just as much a real friend of the scltMcr on he haa ver. been since, and especially as he h at this present time. A GLANCE AT MIC INOAM-h' KOIXOWINO IN THK "NEW KANSAS." Of live regular republican nominees In the newer portion of Kansns, who suc ceeded In being elected as representa tives, they may be briefly referred to as follows: Cowley county elects Jacob Nixon as one of Us three members; Ellia returns Jamea II. Reoder, on the face of the vote, with a plurality of two, with four candi dates in the field, tho rrpublican vote of the county being 20.7 por cent of it. The contest In this district against Mr. Reedor can bo made to show the great depravity of 'Ingalls - Prohibition Republican" poli tics. Hamilton county, which polled 411) votes, elects Alfred Pratt as a political devotee of Mr. Ingalls, elected by the vote of the little burgs on the line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad. Harvey, 40 per cont of whose vote Is republican, elects William E. Rrowu, who is not eiceofilvely enthusiastic for another Ingalls' return. Hodgeman electa S. R. Gllmoro, whose county gives 86 republican majority. Rawlins returns Dr. E. D.York, whose county has 40 per cent of the republican vote. Russell county re-elects OtI L. Ather- ton, and the republican por centage of the vote of his county, 41.7. Trego electa William S. King, and 40.4 per cent of the vote of his county U re publican. Sedgwick elects again George L. Douglas, aa an Ingalls follower, and Sumner elects John T. Showalter,of Wellington, aa a biff Ingalla striker, who can ujo bis gilt-edged securities as a boon in behalf of the Southern Kansas Land and Loan company to attract ImpecunI ous legislators into tho Ingalla net, if he prove himself to be Bkillful in gutting suckers. A. II. Heber, of Monde county, barely 8iuo.e himself Into an election as an opposition candidate to the republican nominee to advance the Interests of In galls. Here it is, moot impartially submitted, that In modern days there has been no Instance of n greater political fall than the one that staren Ingalls In the face as Irretrievable. Let him still cry to Ru- chan, "Help me, O help me, William, dear William, or I sink." STUDY THAT WK MAY VOTK INTELLI GENTLY. To the ICtHor of Thk Auvooatk. I have beon voting fourteen years and have never before been succeiuful In helping to elect a candidate save for township ofllcera. Not because I have been voting wrong, but as John J. In- iralls save when ho compares democrats and republicans, that "the former were alwavs wronir and tho latter always rltfht" "I, with an 'Insignificant few,' have always voted right and the major ity have previously voted wrong." If tho fruits of the labor of the peo ple's party are not stolon from them by "Images of human beings, 1 mm feel thnt my votes have not been lost, but that the "resurrection morn has dawned. Rrothers and sisters, let us not grow weary In well doing, but keep tho lire or patriotism burning with such vigor that the Poter "Cooper rag baby" of 1370 may reach Its majority at sixteen years of aire In People who earn tnoir living by honest moans Bhould be posted on the political questions which concern thoir state and notion, that they bo not luped by the vagabonds who, "dreased la sheep's clothing," periodically ask their suffiBge. The farmers' ollliace ar fords an admirable means for this post lni: up. It us keep our "subs" In good runnlnir order, ready for any emergenoy, and during the long winter evenings ex amine the records and see, just what our overburdened senators and congreasmen have bwin doing for "the dear people for the Inst twenty-five years, and then may be we can more highly appreciate their labors, that Is If we can appreciate them at all. And now to opprosiied American clti r.ens. let me say nothing ahort of indc dependent thought tni determined action will place us In the position which the God of the universe Intended for us to oocudv. Let us be not machines, but use our Ocd-glvea powers and liberty will bo ours. - A. C. IIasmson. , Lafayettn, Kan., Nov. 20, WW, UYEQUAL TAXATION. To Um F.Ultor of Tust Ad vocatw. I drop you this note to attract yonr at tention, and tho attention of tho j.ic'.i generally, to the features of taxation ex isting in our state, which appear to rr ,0 to savor of dlflcrlmlnatlon and Injure ' to tho farmers, and to further show tltr.t some one elu has bwn doing hb I t;! i- 1'iHnir tir Mm nrf trnr ! v Y!ni! f 111 nf hli welfare as der,ervinj. Tho point I allu L" ' to In this: The farmer iu taxed upon )'. ' his farm Implements each year whi'n other avocation is. f or instance, w v lawyer taxed upon hiu library or the d. tor upon his library or surgical It. it' ments r Are not the wpcwimc s tool erapt? Can there be any rerwoca'! juatiflabld grounds for taxing tho j menu or im ptxxiucer or an wexi 1 foundation of nil prosperity r.n l -rlddon, law-ridden, bualnen-ri.l !. 1 politlcal-riddjin farmer? Kmi nu' i'fc that others are taxed, the former f.'v be exempt, because his taxoa s.x-t a. c loert, while thouo engaged In oC. r ,'' Hons charge back to the farmer. h , thoconsumer as it were, whatever 1 thfjy pay out In tAxes. We are now coming into poerrcfu the law-making power, and aa It . been prostituted to the ws and b( of nil other avocations and 1c dusti '.- ua either even up things or 170 in ltA share, "Cut the cloth by the p1; given ub' even if others mu;l stv - shoes wo have been wearing. The f 7 being the foundation upon who,1.; business depends, he nocwuully pa i nt arriAnun tliln rntinoa hllP the taxes of others, and hence he Is taxed. . I This whole system and princA ' wrong and needs to bo ventilated? V have started out to seo that ou? Intom and rights ure respect! and nubcarv so let us upturn the very faun'r stones and revolutionize the v?Lol tern. An editorial from yo In tl: rection would start tho ba'.Jitc" 4 tho points herein sugr;!' penetrate the mbd you havjjres possosaed of and ever reaVV half of agricultural lntrestB. nno we are aiwr rencmr.f ui eva-ie taxation let us cut both y ' ) cati.10 the laws have been soifi l , ! light both way on the f arJj Je.ct of illation la tho oncl p-ch with which our order deals, ull , to hear from you In no mistaka', The election b now over foraT the cauaecf education muot go n ' haveeoibly and succenrifully 1 begin hero. . . Youre, reepfictfully, ; i Randolph, Kamis, Nf ' f '