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VOL. III. NO. 10. REVELATION OF SECRET TH11S3. DECEPTION PRACTICED UPON SOLDIXES. Secretary of the Ohio State Eepuhlican Ex ecutive Committee Trying to Secure the Vote of Soldiers John Livingston Speaks Out in Meeting He Received a Retaining Fee of $250 From John J. Ingalls on Jan nary 12, 1891, to Work for His Fourth Election to the Senate-Ohio Republicans Eating the Same Old Chestnut The Triek of Deceiving the Poor Soldier Exposed. To the Editor of Thx Advocate. On September .28 a letter from W. a Matthews, 123 East State street Colum bus, Ohio, as secretary of the Ohio Re publican state executive committee, In formed me that such committee, having caused a letter from Colonel Lecnidas F. Livingston, of Georgia (printed la the Western Veteran plWStXtjfXL'S Kansas Republican committee) to be reprinted In the Ohio State Journal tor the purpose of securing the soldier's vote, its authenticity had been denied by the People's party, and that as his com mittee would send a copy of the letters, as a campaign document, to all the sol diers In the west it desired the original letter, with authority to use the same In the interests of the Republican party. My reply, that as the letter, thought to be a holograph, was among my papers in New York City. I would go for it upon receiving $10 to pay expenses, brought hia response with that sum, Mr. Matthews' letter adding: "we are anxious to receive this letter at the very earliest moment, and you will therefore accomo date us by being as expeditious as poe sible." This undue urgency aroused my suspicions that having obtained the letter from this city, we subjected It to a careful Inspection, comparing it with other letters written to me by Colonel Livington, from his home at Cora, New ton county, Georgia, and with the hand writing of other letters written to me by General John B. Gordon, by M. L. Burks, former secretary of the Georgiis Alliance; by Mr. Davidson, formerly of the Southern Alliance Farmer, and by others, with the result that the writing of the alleged Livingston letter did not closely resemble his hand writing, nor that of either of those other gentlemen, although Its authenticity had never be fore been suspected by me. It Is my Impression that the preos re porters upon the stage of the opera house, where the letter was handed to them to be copied, after it had been read by me in the course of my speech to the soldiers on January 24, 1891, at Topeka, where I had gone pursuant to a retain ing fee of two hundred and fifty dollars , of the Farmers' Alliance and TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1891, ient from Washington on January 12, by Hon. John J. In'galls, under my agree ment to proceed to Kansas and work for the promotion of his election to the Sen ate. The letter had never before been given out, nor had any copy of it been seen by me, until Mr. Matthews' letter of the 23th of September, above referred to. so that my recollection of Its hand writ ing and contents was not clear. Now, as Colonel L. F. Livingston, pres ident of the Georgia Alliance, having himself declared that he neither wrote nor authorized any such letter, It did not seem proper for me, after the discovery of the above facts, to send the letter to Mr. Matthews, nor to authorize its publi cation by the Ohio Republican commit tee, as a campaign document to secure Alliances, which' are "not for a day, but foralltIme-Qfallof which Mr. Mat thews, having been fully notified, now, under date of October 12, 1891, sends me a three-page type-written communication, the concluding sentence reading as fol lows: I shall use the Livingston letter, as pub lished in the' Western Veteran, and quote your letter to me for my authority as to its genuineas. Tours truly, W. S. Matthxwb, Secretary Having thus fairly submitted to the People's party the material facts as to this affair, let me ask who can prevent politicians from perverting truth, from distorting facts and spreading falsehood through tlfeir allies of the associated press, so rapidly and widely that truth can never overtake It? Let us, therefore, discard the false and deceptive pretenses and promises of the leaders and bosses of both the old parties who are hired with Wall street money to do the bidding of the Shylocks and of the railway speculators, jobbers and rob bers to allure the sons of toll to slavery and pauperism. Vote for the candidates of the People's party i lU platform, Hthough needing a few amendments, reads like a new dec laration of independence, the forerunner of industrial emancipation. It will be the party of the future, and you should beware of the good faith of any Farm ers' Alliance leaders who may be unwil ling to unite their forces In aid of the People's party. Beware, too, of the Insidious assaults of the money power. Its wily tools may induce alliances to select leaders all over the country weak in Will, needy in purse, and who can be controlled, and made to "bark with the hounds while running with the hare." Let the People's party beware, also, of Industrial Union andJOte Kindred Organizations. sympathizers it needs supporters, ad vocates, bold, outspoken friends, but not sympathizers. .( My knowledge derived prior to my becoming a farmer from a large profes sional practice aa legislative counsel, em ployed by leading men of the nation, in cluding the late Commodore Vanderbllt, the Erie railway proprietory Hon. Levi P. Morton, Thomas C, Piatt and others, as well as by aspirants for Senatorial and like honors, has supplied me with a large store of political wiedom, And at some future day it Is my purpose "to get right up in meeting and tell my experience" for the benefit of the people j , , ' The truth of Jay Gould's wser..lon that he "could buy the vote of a fanner mem ber of the legislature for theories of a ball crJf, ttsnt eevea dc!hr and ahxiy was clearly disproved at . Topeka last January, where not a single People's par ty member of the KansMTTouii oojtld be bought at any ptioe.'" ' J :' It la my prayer to God thatall farmers and other toilers will now unite in one solid phalanx, so teat the 1 cither charac teristic remark of the same gentleman, that he "could hire one-b'alf the farmers to shoot the other half to , death," shall also show him to have overestimated the power of his money,supplemented though it may be by Satanic cunning, Jons Livingston, President New York State Farmers' Al liance. ' "V Campville, Tioga' Co., U. Y., Oct. 2L 1891. tfi'"v GEARY COUNTY POLITICS. To the Editor of Th i Advocate. Doubtless you already" know how mat ters have been arranged between the two g. o. p's. In this county, Geary. The "Reps" did It openly, the "Dems tacitly. If the Democrats had been as successful! formerly as the RepubUcani - were the openness and taciturnity would simply have been reversecLon account of a human trait that failure knits closer than suc cess In parties. The candidates for clerk and register of deeds,' Democrats, told me personally that they would 1dn thfi Alliance if they were eligible. They, were then hoping to be nominated by the People's party, and Stevens, 'candidate for treasurer, republican, was a year ago very doubtful where he Would falL The three I told you would be nominated xrovinger ior cierx, uemocrauc. , on tariff to the bone, at a meeting of county clerks a few years ago In Topeka, ygt$d In favor of a proposition to have the township assessor replaced by one ajh pointed by some higher authority. The real sentiment conveyed h - that the peo ple are not able to tXizzi. to their own 01.00 PER YEAR. business. The usual campaign lies are In the opposition papers regarding our candidates and their position. Ed. Goodspekd. . Brlggs, Kan., October 19, 1891. , It Is very possible to be too poor to practice economy. 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