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REVOLUTIONS ABE NEVES WONT TO GO
BACKWARDS. Miami county, Kansas, has been one of the few counties of the state, which prior to 1890, had been rather vacilla- ting in its politics, and had but small margins in majorities for the Repub lican party. But in 1890 the Repub licans were in a minority of 1,200 and it is morally certain that the party will be in a greater minority there in 1892, for agitation, education and or ganization causes light to flow into dark places where passion and preju dice had to a large extent held almost unlimited sway over judgment and reason. The Miami Republican is edited by W. D. Greason, who is one of Benja min Harrison's postmasters, and as such made one of the delegates to the Young Men's Republican League meeting at Cincinnati, where he de clared himself for Harrison for a sec ond term, and there he bowed him self to the corrupt role of politics, in giving his support to the conscience less James S. Clarkson for president of the National League, who as second assistant postmaster general, despite the civil service statutes decapitated postmasters with an unparalled re lentless celerity. But the Paola Times, edited by John "W. Bell, is running on that line of independence and selfhood that is certainly refreshing and soul-saving, when compared with the kind of inane idolatry and party servility that char acterizes the conceited, haughty and self-righteous censor who gives utter ances in and through the official state paper of Kansas. The Times gives at some length "our platform," from which The Ad vocate feels impressed to make co pious quotations, as illustrative of the progress of one who evidently feels that any and all forms of error has a direct tendency to damn the soul. And thus Mr. Bell, of the Times, declares himself devoted to the restor ation of the farms of the nation to the citizens of the nation; an equal distribution of protection and of the , money of the nation to the whole peo ple; the suppression of ruinous, trusts and combines against produc tion and trade; the equalization of transportation rates of all kinds, whether freight, passenger, express or telegraph; the suppression of old party buncombe; the election of all officers by direct vote of the people; the land basis as a security for a na tional currency equally distributed; the recovery of the millions of acres of public lands squandered on rail roads never built; the passage of equitable, laws to compel big land holders to surrender their vast sur plus land to actual settlers; the pro hibition of alien landlordism; the prohibition of child slavery and labor bondage; the reduction of vast expen ditures in Kansas for so-called publio charities, etc., etc. It will no longer espouse the Re publican party as it is conducted; holds itself at liberty to work with that party which will best accomplish the results above nc med. The past is gone, the present is here, the future before us. The common people of our land have a momentous struggle at hand. Upon their fortitude and success depend the weal or woe of future generations. The past of the old parties is luminous with glorious deeds, great men and great achieve ments; it is also strewn with inevitable errors and wrongs which they cow de cline to redress or set aright The lust for office, the greed for wealth and the spoils of victory at any cost have become the hereditaments of both old parties. He loots forward to the formation of a new national party at Cincinnati, which profiting by the mistakes of the past, will em body those great fundamental princi ples of which the people are the con servators in every age, in a platform upon which the tax burdened farmer, the wage oppressed laborer, the poor producer and the poor consumer the oppressed of every class and con dition can unite in one solid phalanx to smite the oppressor and save our nation, a common heritage for a com mon people for all the generations of the race for all time to coma GET TOGETHER. The county Alliance has had, a meeting and decided to put a full ticket In the field this falL We desire to ask the Republicans of the county If they are sleeping? Are we going to alt meekly by and see the enemy trample oyer us and win the victory without making a struggle to win. Republicans, for the sake of the prldples which you represent, and the good of humanity at large, do wake up and get to work. So tar as we can learn, the Republicans in all the counties but Harper are at work preparing the way for the struggle this fall. In Barber county the Re publican central committee has been holding meetings all winter and as a result the county Is well organized and they Intend to;wln.the victory In the coming conflict. Why does not the cen tral committee of Harper county call a meeting and get to work? There Is plenty of work to do. Organize Republican clubs and scatter among them Republican literature. Get them In work ing order and let them hold regular meetings and discuss the topics of the day and thus be enabUdtosee and be educated op to the de mand of the times, Miss Minerva D. Walker of the Harper Graphic gives the foregoing admonition to "the loyal Republicans who are sleeping" in Harper county. She demands: Let the central committee have a meeting at once and organize for the campaign. Yes, let them organize and send for Joe Ady to give them a fresh in stallment of the gospel of plutocracy a la Hamilton! Harrison led Cleve land 550 votes in Harper county, while Governor Humphrey was 556 votes behind Farmer Willits. If these Harper Republicans do wake up and get to work, may they not get in a worse condition? Pacific Rural Press: The farmer has at last broken the spell that bound him. He has smashed the tra ditions of centuries. He has kicked out the shafts and is running away, and the men who have driven him with tight reins are hurled into the ditch and crushed beneath the wheels. It has been so sudden they hardly know what struck them. Soma say it is a cyclone and will soon blow over. Old man Tradition rubs his hands, forces a smile through his chatteringg teeth, says he knows it is a cold day, but then he looks for farmer weather to-morrow. But he is not sure of his own prophecy. The trouble is, the people have begun to think the masses of the people, the old farmer, the patient beast of bur den, who h&3 toiled for ages that others might reap. OLD KENTUCKY AND YOUNG KANSAS. This first named state, which was as strongly Republican in its politics in 1890 as was Kansas, "the 82,000 Republican majority state in 1888," had twenty-nine of its 119 counties Republican, while Kansas furnished fifteen counties of 106 that gave Gov ernor Humphrey actual majorities. These fifteen counties are all sparsely settled ones, except Doniphan, which has the only editor in Kansas who supported ex-President Fillmore in 1856 for president The Democrats at their state convention in Kentucky refused to entertain a resolution en dorsing ex-President Cleveland,' and on silver and the tariff they thus re solved: We insist that tariff reform Is the paramount question before the American people, and de nounce the McKinley bill as the most outrageous scheme of taxation ever passed la the American Congress. It has Increased the burdens already too great upon the necessaries of life, and re duced taxes on luxuries that are most able to bear them. It has made existence harder for every farmer and wage earner In the land In or der that the profits of the monopolies and trusts may be Increased. It robs the many to enrich the few, and does not open the market for a sin gle bushel of wheat or a single barrel of pork. In contrast with It Is the policy of Grover Cleve land and John G. Carlisle, which would discour age unnecessary expenditure, provide all needed revenue, cheapen what we buy and open the markets of the world to the products of our farms and factories. Recognlzlug the fact that the United States Is the greatest silver producing country In the world, and that both gold and silver were equally the money of the constitution from the beginning of the government until the hostile and fraudulent legislation of the Republican party against sliver, which unduly contracted the circulating medium of the country, and feel ing that the great Interests of the people de mand more money for use In the channels of trade and trade and commerce, we tender our gratitude to the Democrats In the last Congress for their almost unanimous vote In both houses in favor of the free coinage of silver and de mand restoration to the position of equality be fore the law given to It by our fathers. In the Fifty-first Congress Kansas had nine Republicans, and of them Hon. Edward H. Funston is the only one in the Fifty-second Congress who was a devoted supporter of the McKinley tariff act, who was an opponent of free and unlimited coin age of silver, and who was an open advocate of the Federal elections bill, and he received but 43.9 per cent of the vote of his district. Ex-Representative Kelley of Kansas, and Sen ators Paddock of Nebraska, Petti grew of South Dakota and Plumb of Kansas are much more in harmony with the Kentucky Democrats on sil ver and the tariff than they are with Funston, Harrison, McKinley and Reed. Ex-Representative Kelley, in a re cent interview, in referring to corres pondence that he had had with Sena tor Plumb from Washington remarked concerning the Senator: He Is busy making Inquiries, trying to get all the Information he can about the Alliance move ment In the west I le Is trying to solve the prob lem In his own mind. ' And Hon. H. M. Greene, of the Law rence Record, who is one of the most sagacious and sensible of Kansas Re publicans, has the following leader: We have from good authority the statement that grave uneasiness li entertained by leading members of the administration at Washington on account of the reported dissatisfaction throughout the west at some of the leading meas ures of the last Congress. Instead of becoming reconciled to the extortionate rates of the act, the people are becoming more IndlgniBt and more resolved to revolt from such tyranny. Then, too, the sliver bill has not changed the situation of financial stringency which prevails everywhere. There Is a demand wfcfca It Is be lieved that do mere assurances can qn'ot for freer trade and free silver. If these decumd4 are not met by the ensuing Congress, there Is a gloomy prospect before the party In 13U Far baps the special feature of the situation which has Impressed the on-Iookers at Washington, with most concern, Is the constant reception of" advises from true reporters In every city that &1 over the western states organizations of "Young Republicans" are forming, which resolve In variably for a decrease of duties and an enlarged volume of currency. The further fact that th unmistakable trend of the third party movement Is toward the nomination of Judge Grcsham ret-; ders the survey most depressing to the oil school Republican, who in almost equal measure with his brother Bourbon, "learns nothing and forgets nothing." It will not be strange, there fore, If the next presidential message advocates reform along these lines, and If the next tenita Is willing to hear and act accordingly. ' A change from present purposes will save the party. Con tinuance on the present mistakes road will land it In the untracked wilderness. But for the stubborn plutocracy which has seemed so thoroughly to to have taken almost absolute perva sion of President Harrison so effect ually serving to blind him to the best and dearest interests of the plain, common people, one might apply these words to him: "Uneasy rect3 the head that wears a crown." PEOPLE'S INDEPENDENT CONVENTION OF IOWA. A call for an independent state con vention for Iowa at Des Moines, Juno 3, 1891, has been issued for the pur pose of adopting a platform of princi ples upon which all patriotic citizens of the state can uaifrs and also for nominating a state ticket to be voted for at the election in November 1802. Each county is entitled to ten dele gates, who are to be selected in county conventions in which members of all industrial organizations, and other individuals favoring independent po litical action this year in the Hawkey e state are entitled to participate. The call declares that the managers of both the old parties of the state seem utterly unable to take cogni zance of the political wants of the I people and if there were any effort to secure the God-given rights of the people through either the Democratic or Republican organizations, it would be found that they must needs be subordinated by party managers, and made secondary to the forces that have controlled national legislation for a quarter of a century. Hence the only way that is open to shape the politics of the state in the interests of the citizens, is for the people to rise in their majesty and might and take the direction of affairs into their own hands. A hot cam paign and a people's triumph may be expected in Iowa.- Goverxor Humphrey has appointed on the new board of publio works, John H. Smith, of Cherokee county; SoL Miller, of Doniphan, and James S. Emery, of Douglas county. Mr. Smith is secretary of the Republican state central committee, whose county showed a Republican loss of over 2,100 in 1890 from the vote of 18Ga Mr. Miller is the bourbon Republics of the Troy Chief, whose county suf fered less Republican loss , than any other in the state last year, and Mr. Emery has politics that are some what indefinable, and his xrcr. showed a Republican loss of ' 1.VJ. This trio is an unique ccmbintitri of patriots.