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Published Ever; Wednesday by the ADVOCATE PUBLISHING CO. . i rt. McLallix, President, ) Role jr. P. Limeburnkh, Bus. Manager, 7. T. Baowx, Hec'y Treasurer, J Proprietors 8, McLallut, Editor. JCLnSBIA;DIK,8, As.oclateEdltori. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One Copy One Tear.. ....$1.00 Twelve copies one year Ho.00 Clubs ol Twenty copies or oyer, 1.80 each. Advertising Hates. Display Matter, 20 cents per line, Agate meas nranent (14 lines to the Inch) Reading Notices, 40 cents per line. Address all communications to the ADVOCATE PUSUSHIXQ CO. Topska Kansas. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MAY 27, 1891. (Entered as second class matter in the Post Offlee at Tojeka, Kansas.) WHEN DOES YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.EXPIRE? Examine the label on your paper &nd see if it bears the inscription "Junl." If it does the time for which yon have subscribed for Thi Advocate is nearly out We shall be glad to have you renew immediately go that you will not miss a number. We believe you cannot afford to miss a paper at this time. We would be pleased to retain your name on our list until such time as it suited your convenience to send us your renewal, but with our large list of subscribers it would entail too large an expense and we have been forced to adopt the plan of dropping every name from our list promptly on the expiration of the time paid for. You need This Ad vocate and The Advocate needs you. On, YES! LET THERE BE A GENUINE FU SION. The Salina Union understands that arrangements have already been made in many of the counties of Kan sas to effect a union of the Democrat ic and Republican elements so as to hope for the triumph of a fusion tick et of the bourbon forces at the polls next November, the justification of these eminent "conservatives" in their own minds being, "anything at all to def eat the people's movement," and thus drive the farmers and toilers back out of politics. As an object lesson to truly loyal Republicans who may have no desire to become members of a "Democratic aid society," let them remember that Saline county, which gave Harrison a majority of 522, so slumped off on Governor Humphrey in 1890 as to leave him in a minority of 1,182, a losa of 1,710; and also that Hon. W. A. Phillips, in his race as the Repub lican candidate for Congress, was left in this, his own home county, in a minority of 985, with Honest' John Davis and the gifted Democrat, Park S. Warren, as his opponents. Mr. Davis had an actual majority of COO over both of his opponents in Saline county, and it is here respectfully submitted that this county is a good one to start the fusion on, with bril Ihct Bristow as a leadsr. Rroscmra fcr T22 Apyooatx. THE j CINCINNATI CONFERENCE, v Elsewhere will be found a report of the proceedings of the Cincinnati conference. Little need be said in comment upon the results attained. The enthusiasm was unbounded and uncontrollable. The people went there for a purpose and no inflaence was permitted to interfere with that purpose. Leaders who proposed modifications were pushed aside. Nothing could stay the torrent of public sentiment While this is true, the action of the convention was suf ficiently conservative to merit the ap proval of those elements not actively identified with the convention. The platform is that already adopted by the several great industrial organiza tions of the country. Due regard was had to the convention called to meet on February 22, 1892. The committee appointed is instructed to meet and co-operate with that con vention. It is empowered with full authority in the premises. Its work prior to that meeting will be a work of organization and education, and it will be pursued persistently and vig orously. There is no longer any doubt that a new party will have can didates in the field in 1892. Neither is there any doubt that the entire country will be united in its support. Time and. space will not admit of further reference to this matter this week, but the work of the convention will be subject of discussion from this time forward. BUTLER COUNTY REPUBLICANS. The Republicans of Batler county are making most frantic efforts to save the political flesh pots to some of their huge army of cultivated of -fice-seekeis who cannot bear the thought that Republican control of affairs in that county belongs to the past In taking a brief retrospect one may discover that in 1888 the Republican vote was 3,172 and the opposition vote was 2,558, which gave the Republicans a clear majority of 614 in a vote of 5,730. In 1890 the Republicans prof eased profuse devotion to the interests of farmers and manual laborers, and they furnished the celebrated Butler county farmer, Moore, as chairman of the Republican state convention, and they made him a member of the state central committee-at-large, so to have his influence brought to bear in the interest of the commercial and political task-masters. Election day came and the discov ery was made that of the 5,160 votes cast, the Republicans polled 1,903, which was 1,269 less than two years before, and their then majority of 614 was changed into a minority of 1,360, a loss of 1,9741 So, on May 16, 1891, a portion of their remnant got to gether, had a speech from the "versa tile Jo. Ady," a federal office-holder, and they resolved to call a county delegate convention on June 16, 1891, for the purpose cf nominating seven county officers, and thereby abolish their long established Crawford county system, which had worked-so like a charm for them in the halcyon days of their past political glory. And thus they make their call for a convention of 221 dalesstss and &3 many alternates, based upon their Harrison vote of 1888. Thus the Republican of El Dorado speaks of their embarrassed condi tion, and of the necessity for early and enthusiastic action: "The Republicans of this county feel that this year Is an exceptional year and that aQ things considered, the best Interests of the party de mand a good, old-fashioned Republican conven tion; but until a definite Republican majority has so decided, the primary system will still be considered as In vogue In the Republican party of Butler county. But this year there will be a convention. And at this convention we, as Re publicans shall have before us the serious busi ness of nominating a county ticket, upon the rise or fall of which our party organization in this county for D2 will largely depend. For this year the victory for us, If well - organized, prom ises to be an easy one; but without organization it will be nearly impossible; and even truth, poorly generated will be defeated by It. We must organize. And organization means work, not merely work for speecnlfyer sand candidates, but work for every Republican. We must poll this county, and do It at once; for to attempt to light an enemy of whose strength we know nothing Is worse than foolish. It Is suicidal The Crawford county system is de clared off for this year only. Now, if they will get J. K. Cubbison for their next speaker and induce him to again tell them that Alexander Ham ilton is the patron saint of the Re publican party, they make a bright start up the steep and thorny road. REPUBLICAN HTRUGGLES ON THE PRAI RIES OF BUTLER. We are forcibly reminded of the thief who be ing pursued by men yelling "stop thief," pointed ahead of him and yelled "stop thief," thus af fecting his escape. T. B. Murdock says the old crowd must give way to the young crowd. (With Bent the old crowd means the other fellow.) Atigmta Journal, Senator Murdock is indeed a howl ing old howler on "the old crowd," but whatever protests he makes after elections have occurred, he comes in abjectly on the home stretch and proves himself devoted to the schemes of "the old crowd" on election day, as much so as the meek, political slaves, who wear the party collar as a mat ter of political duty. "The young Republicans" of Butler county got themselves together on the 16th inst and were addressed by United States District Attorney Joseph W. Ady, who is as hard in his hardness as a hard money advocate as is the New York and London banker who pre sides over the Republican United States Senate, and who, in his devo tion to a spoliation tariff system, is cheek by jowl with such eminent class legislators as Benjamin Harri son, John Sherman, Thomas B. Reed, William McKinley, jr., and their close compatriots. This legal Joseph Sur face perhaps ought to resign his federal office, so that he might de vote most of his time in seeking to repair the wastes in the Kansas Re publican Zion. THE DYNAMITE INVESTIGATION. Since the publication of the major ity report of the investigating com mittee, the ring press of the Republi can party is denouncing it as the work of demagogues, whose con clusions are unwarranted by the testi mony taken in the trial We do not attempt to. forestall publio opinion upon this subject We simply say that this same press in its report pub lished during the investigation has purposely suppressed the most im portant testimony, and from partisan seal and dishonest motives would, in this M in all other matters, deceive the people by depriving them of the facts and working upon their partisan prejudices. This is a matter concern ing which it is not necessary to ren der hasty judgment We shall, as soon as we can procure the full re port of the investigation, give our readers a report from week to week of the testimony taken in the case, and it will not then be necessary for us or for anybody else to tell the peo ple what has been proven and what has not They will be able to judge for themselves, and we are willing to leave the matter of judgment with them without any effort to prejudice them one way or the other. WHAT THE CONVENTION THINKS OF THE SOLDIERS. The following resolution embodies the sentiment of the convention rela tive to the obligation of the country to the men who saved the nation. It was introduced by a confederate sol dier. Speaking in its support Mr. Davis, of Texas, a confederate soldier, declared that the people of the south, and especially the boys in gray, re garded it an act only of simple jus tice that the government shall fulfill its obligations and promises to the union soldiers. It was while con sidering this resolution, and follow ing the remarks of Mr. Davis, that the wild 'scene occurred that is de scribed by the Cincinnati Gazette, and reported in our report of the pro ceedings of the convention: Resolved, That while the party In power la 1869 pledged the faith of the nation to pay a debt ' In coin that had been contracted on a depreciated I currency basis and payable in currency, ;thas adding nearly one billion dollars to the burdens of the people, which meant gold for the bond holders and depreciated currency for the soldier, and holding that the men who imperiled their lives to save the life of a nation should have been paid In money as good as that paid to the bond holder, we demand the Issue of legal tender treasury notes in sufficient amount to make the pay of the soldiers equal to par with coin, or such other legislation as shall do equal and exact Justice to the union soldiers of this country. Fletcher Meredith, Joe Hudson and a few more precious Kansas pa triots should have been present to perpetrate another forgery on this resolution. VINDICATION OF THE REV. JAMES H. LATHROP. Ex-Govemor George T. Anthony, now serving as one of the railroad commissioners for the state of Kansas, saw fit in his autocratic, brow-beating and bull-dozing style to defame Mr. Lathrop, of Decatur county,and there fore, The Advocate cheerfully gives place to the following matter which explains itself from Mr. Lathrop's acquaintances and neighbors: Obielin, Kansas, May 2, 1891. Whereas, Grave charges have been made against Jas. EL Lathrop, as aid solicitor of De catur county, and he has been accused of misap propriating funds collected, be It Resolved, by the Decatur County Farmers' Alliance Jand Industrial Union, That after care ful Investigation of the charges against Brother Jas. II. Lathrop, that the charges are unproven and unsustalned in every pastlcular, and we un hesitatingly believe In his honesty, integrity and earnestness to relieve the destitute of Decatur county. We believe blm to bean earnest worker In the cause of reform and worthy of the confi dence of his fellow men. Resolved, That these resolutions be published In the Alliance Timet, Kawa Farmer and Thb Advocate. Attest: J. S. Ray, Secretary, Geo. W. MiTBiAS, President. The above resolutions were fully endorsed by Assembly (4035) K. of I, at Oberlln, Kaas., tn regular session. May 8th, iS9t. Attest: W.S. Flkmmixo, R. 8. . W.Q. Rist,HW.