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; EDITORIAL COERESrONDENCE. . Home again, on Kansas . soil! Great, strong, splendid Kansas! Thy wagon is hitched to a star. To be within thy borders breeds courage, which makes all good things 'seem possible. There is a wideness of thy prairies like the wide ness of God's lorn Thy pure, sweet air eenda the blood bounding and the pulse thrilling with health and vigor. But better than all thy beauty, better than all thy bounty, Is thy great belief. Kan sas was born to belief. There was no doubt, there could be no despair in the texture of the men and the women who made Kansas. The pioneers bequeathed a splendid legacy for all time to the state which they nerved for freedom. It is a great thing to have a great name. It is a great Inspiration to' a man to believe himself capable of great deeds. This is aa true of a state as of a man. To feel that much is expected puts a man or a state on best behavior. Therein lies the best prophecy for Kansas. - "Give a dog a bad name and hang him." The proverb holds a truth. If the unbelieving world says bad things loud enough, and does bad things hard enough against a man he looses courage, gets dogged; the dog will soon deserve the hanging. The converse of this ijtrue. Affirm the good things loud enough, work toward the good end long enough, and the good things will come true. Kansas believed largely last fall. Kansas believed again at Cincinnati. Kan Baa was not alone in large beliefs. Had the convention waited for HJ2, every state In the union would have ranged beside Kansas with a great belief that would have won the victory as the first word went forth from the united, invincible body. True it is that every state In the union will stand beside Kansas at Springfield in 1802. There is but one balievable outcome, whatever route we take. But in the interim the enemy will cherish the hope of overcoming the Cin cinnati fledgling. Our work must be a little harder, because we missed of start ing out with that largeness and oneness which we would have had later. Our real strength did not come to the front. Success breeds success, and later we would have had the ballots of doubting Thomases without the time and trouble cf talking for them. For this and other good Tenons it seemed to some of us un wise to turn the conference into a con vention. But the convention wouldn't be simply a conference. It preferred to be a John the Baptist for the greater one ofD2. Glad am I that the lesser formality of correspondence may put aside the con-" ventlonallty of the editorial, and I may, in the first person, write to my Kansas friends and to my brothers and sisters of the Alliance precisely as it I were speak ing, to them face to face. There are some matters concerning which I wish to speak personally and pointedly. Blnce my return from Cincinnati I have been besieged by questioners seeking to learn my attitude and feelings towards the new party in view of its refusal to in corporate a prohibition plank in its plat form. Especially have I been asked con cerning the reported assertion of ex-Governor St. John that "there was simply another whisky party born." With refer ence to the incorporation of a prohibi tion plank in the platform, I have merely to eay that I did not expect it, and hence was neither surprised nor disappointed by its omission. No person who is con versant with the cause and the purpose of our political revolution oould for a moment expect that any other than the huustrial and 'economic Issusa would be made vital or prominent There was some ground for hope that out of the constant reiteration of the cardinal prin ciple of "equal rights to all and special privileges to none," there had grown a sense of the monstrous inconsistency of Duucung up a newpariy on we same oia basis of Inequality and special privilege of sex. Another year of education and organization would have found the con vention prepared to express itself more explicitly in regard to this. In another column is an editorial from the Woman's Tribune, which is a dispassionate and satisfactory statement of the case and en tirely expresses my views. As to the statement that the People's party is another whisky party, it Is no more true than'it would be to say it of any society or organization which came into existence for some specific purpose other than to deal with the evil of Intemper ance and which therefore neither pro fessed to be for or against it. Governor St. John and Mrs. Gougar saw Mr. "Con Burkhauser" prominent as chairman of the local reception committee; they .were repelled and suspicious. The circum stance was quite as irksome to me as to them. Mrs. Gougar sat and listened to an Invitation to the convention to lunch at a brewery. She resented it. . So did I. She was allowed by courtesy of the con vention to voice her protest I stood ready to speak far more indignant and burning words than she Bpoke, had there been a motion to accept or in any way arrange for a recognition of that invita tion. But the temperance delegates in that convention were in overwhelming majority and the lunch in the beer hall was not attended. It Is not true, as reported, that I plead to be heard and was refused. Had I chosen to speak at that convention I should have been heard. I smile as I think of the remarks my Kansas brethren would have indulged in had there been any Intimation of a purpose not to accord me a hearing had I claimed recognition. The condolance I am favored with on ac count of my non-appearance on the pro gram is quite gratuitous. I was re peatedly solicited to speak and positively declined. Believing as does Mrs. Gougar, that the drink evil is the cause of poverty and the greatest menacing danger, there is but one course for her to take; that is to continue to work for the upbuilding of the Prohibitlan party. Believing as I do, that poverty is the large underlying cause of Intemperance, believing that monopoly, the concentration of wealth and power In the hands of a few, and the increasing poverty, degradation and help lessness of the many are the near evils which threaten the life of the republic, there is but one course for me to pursue; that is to work with might and main for the success of a movement (I shall never belong to a party) whose purpose it Is to avert the immanent peril to the nation and to save the homes and the liberties of common people. It was no easy thing for one who detests everything connected with the Infamous liquor traffic as I do, to be patient and keep silence in a non-protesting body. But It is my solemn con viction that the evils which threaten the life of the nation will not await the slow progress of the conversion of the voters to the cause of prohibition. Wreck and ruin, chaos and anarchy would be our fate were we to risk waiting and strug gling with an attempt to secure prohibi tion before the adjustment of the demands of the farmers and laborers of America. I learned this hard lesson inside the ranks and in the service and -belief of the Prohibition party, therefore I know It well I am moreover not afraid to trust this great, earnest, sincere and conscientious political movement It does not profess to be a prohibition party, therefore it makes no hypocritical bid for prohibi tionlsts who are not believers in its eco nomic doctrines. It has need, alas, of the vast numbers of voters who unhappi ly do not yet see the wisdom and the need of abolishing the liquor traffic. I am not afraid to risk the future of equal suffrage with this great, splendid brotherhood of mine. I know that "ever the right comes uppermost and ever is justice done." I know that when the time comes the evil and the Injustice which press so sorely upon womankind will fall before the sturdy blows of the very men who are now making the brave fight for the homes of the nation. I know the mov ing spirits and the men and women at work in the People's party, and I know that the reforms to which women are most awake will be soonest borne on to victory by working with them and by standing patiently and steadfastly by this labor movement until It triumphs. Annie L. Diogs. A BANKER GIVES THE GAME AWAY. From the Induetrial Free Press. The following statement was given by a Kansas banker to a prominent Kansan, whose word will not be questioned: This banker, our informant goes on to say, wishing to increase his amount of available funds for loaning, and being largely interested in real estate, con cluded to go east for the purpose of bor rowing money. Taking a lot of good se curity with him, he went to a prominent eastern banker and made application for a loan of $30,000. His securities were examined and pronounced good and he was finally given to understand that he could have the money upon one condi tion; that was that he should leave the money there and not take it out faster than he loaned it, and with the condition that if the bankers' association should at any time decide not to loan any more money he would stop drawing on them; of course, they said, he would not have to pay Interest on any more than what he had actually got This aroused the Kansas banker's curiosity and he asked an explanation. "Well," said the eastern money king, "at certain times of the year, you are aware, most of the farmers have to pay their interest and the crops also go on the market about this time. Now, we are largely interested in grain buying, and during this season of the year, as the farmer has crops to sell and must have money, it is necessary to make money scarce everywhere- in order to get the farmers' crops at a fair price." As this Kaansas banker was largely in terested in farming, and had a soul, it opened his eyes and he gave the whole story away, adding that the people could not stand this kind of a game played on them any longer. This fully illustrates the beauties of the "best banking system that the sun ever shone upon." A gi gantic robber system whereby the pro ducer is robbed of the profits of his labor for the benefit of these eastern money kings. And yet these are the con ditions that the two old parties are trying to perpetuate, and it is a wonder that sensible, intelligent people will vote into power any party that will work for or uphold such a nefarious robber system. It is time that the people were awaken ing from their lethargy and asserting their rights by denying anyone the right to rob them. Ayer's Pills are palatable, safe for children, and more effective than any other cathartic VOLUNTARY TESTIMONY IN REGARD TO SHOOTING PRISONERS. ' We take plaesure in presenting the fol lowing letter, voluntarily written to President Polkas additional testimony relative to the Republican libel respect ing his barbarity at the battle of Gettys burg: m VVobtuington, O., May 25, 1801. Col. L. L. Folk: My regiment, CCth Ohio and Indiana, was at the battle of Get tysburg. By order I was appointed to re main at the general hospital after the oorps hospital had been united in one. As chap lain, I was on duty among all the wounded for thirty days and thirty nights, and visited every cot and conversed with every sufferer; and it is with profound gratification that I can say that no such act was charged against anyone as the shooting of the prisoners. If such an atrocious act had been com mitted I would have been informed: and I am grieved that you should be charged with such an infamous act. We have relinquished the implements of war for those of peace, and have entered upon an unexampled era of growth and fraternal regard; but such abuse is the finished result of total deprav ity, and it is a thing to weep over, for it is full of wailings and woes. Yours, W. It. Paksonb. READ THIS. Save Your Children The Enemies of Child hood. ' The undersigned clips the following from the Detroit Commercial-Advertiser : "This is my first visit to the 'round ta ble,' and Villa's letter about worms in children is what brings me here. My child was so bad he had spasms. I knew that worms were the source of the trouble, but a safe remedy I could not find. I tried everything I heard of that I dared to, got worm medicine from ev ery drug store in town, and nothing did any good until I tried Steketee's worm medicine. I have not much faith in pat ent medicines generally, but I had heard enough about Dr. Steketee, of Grand Rapids, to know that he was an honor able man and would not recommend a medicine unless it was all that he claimed it to be. I got the medicine and it proved a perfect success. It is perfectly harm less, and no one need be afraid to give it to the most delicate child. It is not pow erful enough to kill the worms; you get them alive and kicking. If you cannot get it of your druggist, send to Doctor Steketee, Grand Rapids, Mich., for it. Mns. M. H., Jackson, Mich." If your druggist has it not, send 25 cents in stamps to G. G. Steketee, Grand Rapids, Mich. Til embers of the Alliance, Grange, League and other organization will make a mistake if they buy a BUGGY, VEHICLE or HARNESS of ny kind before seeing our fire, biff rataloffur, just out, show ing over 100 dif ferent styles of Carriages and Harness. Mo ruh in advance' required from member. Cincinnati Is the largest car riage market in the world, and we are ahead of the procession. 4J Reference : Second Natiouai Bank, Cincinnati. net our prices and compare them with your local dealer's prices. Goodsl are baud made and warranted for S years. HEADQUARTERS FOR ANYTHING ON WHEELS We will send a beautiful Alli ance badge to any one who will send us the addresses of tea prospective buyers. ALLIANCE CARRIAGE CO. i::it 0.