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Ir.r.rd of ft;;ricnltcr?, ho If.Jflbcr8.Ul7 j?:;iyn Ihtt "the Houno of Repro r..";k.,,r.liv,,j:i i;i wholly responsible for t!:-3 f isluro to cat down tho fcoi And mJarie.i of tho county ofiteurs of tho dab," and tho following ho puis forth Lfi trua legislative hiatory: "The 1 '.nato bill extending the t!mo to eighteen i;iout.ls in which property could lie foreclosed undi'r raoi t ;;:t.K'J iale was inn.lt) a foot ball in tho homo. That body did not want extension. It demanded repudiation, and aj It could not got that It would take nothing " And to cap the climax, ho clones as follows: "Hud tho Iloimo of Representatives passed the Mils reported by the Senate revlnlon committee, which wero pawed by the Senate, It would have navel to tha people of Kansas In the wny of taxes, te as and exi 'r.iHn, a million dollars annually And the fact that they did not pas them, and did not evca connMr tluira, cannot now be cov ered up by any able bodied lying of any body. It alwtys pnyi bout In the long run to tell the truth." Now, admitting, for tho argument, th,t tho foregoing is truo, what can tho Senator think of hia party and of hicarji'lf ho bavin;; been stato Sena tor flight years that "a million of dolhra annually," havo not boon "paved to tho pooplo of Kansas?" Let him eiplain it ca berjt as ho may to hia admiring Republican fellow-citizens. COLD COMFORT. For soveral days Republican pa pers have been jubilant ovor a decla ration attributed to Senator RefTor in relation to hia attitude toward tho Republican party. Tho Capital of April 3 has the following: "On strictly party questions," says Senator reffir, "I shall always vote with the Republi cans." Of course lie will. Ho was la some doubt about It on the day of his flection, but the Citpltal tuvtr was. It Is a moral and physical Im possibility for a mau of Senator Poller's anteced ents and acquaintance with tho d! (Terences be t ween tho Republican and Democratic parties to turn hlmsolf politically lnsldo out at this lute day, To the ex-Republican Alllancemen of Kantian we desire to commend this declaration of Puf fer's. Study It, ex- Republican farmers, and size uj Its true Inward significance, What does It amount to? In the first place It may seem a trllle puzzling to understand why Senator Potior, whoso oleo tloa Is undeniably and avowedly due In a largo measure to tho union of the Alliance and Demo emtio parties In Kan wis In the late campaign, should declare himself opposed to the Pemo ernUo ptrtyj and equally puzzling to understand why he should declare for tho very party which denounced his new party, as such, and contin ually Rhowod up Its absurdities, masquerading around tho country without socks and handker cMoJa as reformers. If the etdtepubllcan farmers of Kansas will look at this puzzle a little deeper, however, they will se Its solution. The reason Senator roller will vote with the Kcpubltcans lu the Senate Is because of the hot that la tho late cyclono It was tho Democracy that went od Its feet, and thfl Republican party that Btood by Its princi ples with a courage and tenacity which prove It worthy to ask support of the people. Senator Potior, on party Issues, is a Itepubllcan because Republicanism Is always Intact and Immovable whatever tho Issues that may sprlnj up and carry t!ie old DemocratJo weathercock aggrega tion Into the most remote and devious by-ways In tho hope of votes. The fact that tho Demo cratic tarty turned la as an Alllanco bed follow List November, even though It elected Teffor, Is tho rcAbon he Is unwilling to trust It. Tho un principled Democratic party veers with every brnvo. It may bo for the Alliance to-day; but vt:cro will tt be next year? Senator Tetter, on puny hauen, standa by the party of principles, coiivktlonsartd realized obligations to the wholo It is too bad to spoil this line the ory. Tho eago of tho Capital haa performed 'a most hoicalean taakin reiving the "puzzlo" why Senator VeZct ehould tnd will voto with tho Republican party. The effort ua dcultwJJy cost a tromendons expond iicro of brainpower. We caninieg- iz3 &o philosopher, with fingcral cl etched in his hair and great bcaJ.i of ccld owcAt tiiar.dxg out upon hi.i 'cipansivo brow, engaged in tho ef fort to unruvol thvi mystery; end tho glow of eains faction that illaminatod hia cosntensnco m ths.t nighty iatol Uct dispelled tho mints enveloping tho problem and brought forth ita clear eolation. Wo would liko to leave thin g?m of concentrated wis dorn t3 a porraancnt monument to hia grcatnrm A utrict and unwav ering regard for troth, however, compels Tn Advocate to give tho facta to ita readers. In a lettor to us from Senator Reftcr wo quoto tho following: I m-eived an InvlUtloo frora the Democracy of Illinois to attend the ratification meeting upon the election of General Palmer to tho Sen ate, but tho Invitation came to me a day or two after tho time for tho nicotinic. If It had ben received before the day of the mooting I certain ly should have answered It politely, 11 wilting to my Democratic friends of Illinois that my only Interest In them Is of a personal character, not political. I hare not taken Interest In tho Demo cratic party for a great many years, ami have not chanjpd my mind In that reupect recently. Alto my voting with the ltepubllcans, I have not add so to anybody. I havo not authorized any person else to say so, and It Is wholly untrue. I do not expect to sit up alone amonn tho mem bers of the Senate, with a chip on my shoulder, suggesting that "I am holler thau thou" to every man I happen to see; but I do expect to bean active, earnest, working member of that body, proproulng as many measures as posulblo along the line of the reforms which wo advocate, and obtaining all the help that Is povslble, and as to all other matters which may come up, It does not matter from whom, It does not matter how, If they commend themselves to my own Judgment, or If they are In accord with the principles that our Peoples' party advocate, they will have my oarnest support. I do not expect to pay any at tention to tho politics of my fellow members. What I mean by that Is, that I do not expect to do anything from the standpoint of a partisan, either as a Itepubllcan or as a Democrat. I have Krowu bigger than the party harness. I am on the outside altogether, and expect to remain there. Yours truly, W. A. Pefkru. Tna Westmoreland Recorder, com menting on tho forgod resolution at tributed to tho Kansaa Reform Pross Axocciation, says: It Is truo, however, that there was a Q. A. It. resolution pawed and not published In the reso lutions sent out by the reform press. It is not true that any resolution of any character was passed by that as sociation that was not published pre cisely as tt pasmi. Will the Recorder tako nottco! Tho renolution pub lished in tho reform press in ita re port of the proceedings of tho Hutch inson meeting waa tho cor root one, and no othor, upon thia subject, was introduced or thought of. A party that reliea upon falsehood aa its only stock in trade will not, howevor, bo expected to make any corrections. TnS IDEA OF MCirROSITY. Brother O. D. Leonard, of Rice, Kansas, takes exception, and justly too, to our otatcmentthat "Mr. Rlaino is undoubtedly correctly credited with originating tho idea of reciproc ity." Wo should havo qualified the statement to make it strictly correct. Ho ia undoubtedly to becreditod with tho modern idea of reciprocity as in tended to bo illustrated in the article in which the statement appears. Thia waa tho thought wo intended to con vey. Ha. Wm. Rooeks, chairman of the Houso ways and means committee haa written a review of Bnchan's manifesto which convicts the Repub lican coairman of falsifying figures of tho publio records. We will en deavor to (rive thia roviow next week It appears ia full in tho Leavenworth A HUOE POLITICAL TkLU FACX. Under tho fctato administrations of tho I&to John A. Martin and of Ly waa U. Humphrey, tho chairman of tho Sonata ways and means commit tee h&i been Hon. William J. Ruchan, tho preimut chairman of tho Republi can fitato central committee of Kan Baa Ho has been movod to indulge himtiolf in the interest of tho political organization that ho repraionta, in a series of falaitims, that it ia anything but pleasant to contemplate as ono gathers tho mkstatomenta found in hia manifesto "to tho people of Kan ean." which occupies towards four columns in tho daily Capital of To poko of the iaauB of Sunday, April f, 1891. Milton, tho blind poet, in his inmont soul felt mofit sincerely and thor oghly that No falsehood can endure Touch of celestial tamper. And ho undauntedly porsoverod: Though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues, In darkness and with dangers compassed round, And solitude. Rut let ono pause to think of tho breaking of tho Republican "oolitudo" in Kansas in thia year of grace, 1801, when Senator Ruchan utters tho following: Another of the appropriation bills formulated and Introduced by these "watch dogs of the state treasury" was the state printer's bill, tho office of state printer being held by a member of the Alliance party. This bill appropriated for state printing for tho fiscal years of vm and 1803 the sum of JM.1,000. The same bill passed two years previous for a Itepubllcan state printer amounted to $M0,tiK).30, making the state printing under aa Alllaace state printer cost t 12,500 00 more than under a itepubllcan officer. And, then, lot ono dispaasionately consider tho following glorious en dorsement of tho Republican mani festo by tho Capital: Mr. lluchau takes all tho force out of Speaker I'lder'i remarkable manifesto and leaves It a flabby pleco of brag. The pooplo of tho suite are Indebted to Mr. ISuchan for this statement of tho work of .their representatives. The Alliance claim of reform and economy Is as thoroughly dissipated as a bubble struck with a crowbar. The average, careful reader, aa he notices the above political morceaus from Buchan and from Hudson Nos. 1 and 2 foela somewhat like exclaiming, concerning thoso emi nently precious political worthios, " Tho deoiro of glory is tho torch of tho mind." Eepooially whon he looks up tho appropriations made through tho fiscal years, 1835-1801, inclusive, when tho stato Legislature of Kansas was almost under absolute control of "tho groat old Republican party," grandest in tho days of its struggling childhood. Let every patriotic citizen of Kan sas look upon tho following exhibit of legislative appropriations for state printing: 18H5-Kegular and balance J'.ta.T-L'.S'j ifW.-ltegular B8.C33.78 1887- ltegular and balanco 132,771.67 1888- KBRUlar 70,218.00 mo Regular and balance , 15S.R33.97 lsooRegular 70,m3(5 lsoi -Keular and balance HO.ono 00 Total for seven yean f 7'.M,M(i7 Average annual appropriation 103,527.00 The legislative fippropriation for tho fiscal years 1802 and 1803 is $153,000 avorage annual appropria tion is $70,500. Tho differenco in favor of tho ap propriation made by tho laat Legisla ture rt'schca annually thv3 sum of $27,02G.OO, and for a period of coven years makw 1179,150.03, Now, if it be rcmoralserod that tho population of tho stato in 181K) waa Vlr( greater than it was in 1885, ami, in view of the increasing popula tion and expenditures, can any por tion, by any possibility, understand why Rachan and Hudson glory in their very rocent report? And yet thia is but ono item of comparison. MUNICIPAL KLECTIO.VS IN KANSAS. Tho promised election by tho Cap ital in favor of tho Republicans in tho lato city elections, seems to havo vory poorly materialized. Topoka has most terribly disappointed tho Capital in its refusal to eloct Mr. A. B. Quintou mayor of tho city. Tho official etato paper seems now un friendly to municipal suiTrago to woman, and it has sorioualy hintod that there will bo a recast of tho Re publican party on a basis of opposing prohibition and woman sufTrngo. Tho Republicans havo boen unsuc- consful ia Fort Scott, Leavenworth and Wichita; while in Atchison, they are barely savod by reason of fomale support, enough to havo averted de feat In Kansas City, Kansas, tho Republicans eloctod their candidate for mayor by a majority of 180, while they obtained only ono of threo candidates for justices of tho poaco and for tho oflico of constable. In Lawrence, politics droppod out of tho contoot. Tho Republicans of Emporia elected their candidate for mayor by ton majority, and tho Republican commenting upon tho eloction, says this: No party or faction gained a complete vic tory. While the local statesman rejoices over the success of some candidates, he will have to lament tho defeat of others. Tho battle was fought without tho aid of the newspapers, as tho campaign was conducted In a way that they did nothing more than to open their columns to cor respondents who wished to enlighten the people on tho situation. In Borne of tho smaller citios of tho state tho Republicans havo won some victories, which of course, were lookod for, in tho superhuman efforts that they have everywhere put forth to recover losajs. The Capital having tho stato, county and city official patronage, makes a sorry show, in point of influence, to its party friends at homo and abroad. If it but con tinue to tho end to exercise its bos sing propensities and to so needlossly abnso its former compatriots who hesitate to obey its words of com mand, its ond, and that of tho once powerful Republican party in Kan sas, is in tho not far off future, and it can bo roferred to ere long as in the past tonee. The Republican party is going, going to political destruction, juat as certainly as tho Whig organi zation went tho way of all tho earth a generation ago. And no Whig news paper in tho somewhat olden time was more obtuse, porverse and thoroughly Bourbonish than is tho organ of tho Republican party in Kansas in this year 1801. Rheumatism and catarrh, caused by poor and corrupted blood, cured by Ayer'a Bareaparllla. rereona against whom mortgage fore- clcflure haa been Instituted Bhould writ to W. P. Rightmire, Topeka, Ivan., if they wish to save their homes. Cciccairj Izj Aptccats.