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TOE MESSAGE. up as as an object of public derision,
ine president s message to on- be laughed at and scorned by the people gross is a volnmmotia document and he was elected to represent, and the rest contains nothing of marked signiti-1 of us will sit back and clap our hands cance. He defends the tariff on one yell "bully boy." He represents hand and free trade in the guise of nothing, anyhow; he is merely at Wash reciprocity on the other; As a mat- foot-loose and alone, never having for nt nrft fc ; nrv. fn ifc tVo ceiwl the fairest election of any 8ena ., , , tor from Kansas; the ticket being the coinage of silver, but expresses him- L. ', , . , .. . . ... . Tt ipnucipiea on wnicn ne was -eiectea re bbiiuu isvor 01 oi-mewuism. xie ceiyed much vntfl assumes that under existing laws a hibitfon amendment in Kansas, but then paiuy can do mamiamea Deiween sn- that's different; prohibition represents yer and gold, in which he is doubtless something, but Peffer doesn't, and we correct, as the system places silver on must down him at all hazards. We can a gold basis. As a straddle oa the nav man in our national legislature who questions of tariff and coinage the dare to say to the common peopl message may be taken as a faithful am w,th vou " HIs influence, if he has reflex of the existing chaos in the " m?n e spat upon and so present status of old party thought shattered that it will prove of no effect mu j a i u i , now that he has got Into a public posi- The advocacy of a high tariff and tion wher6t he mIht be of reciprocal iree iraue, rogeuwr wun we other Kan8ag men miht h(kln v. t opposition 10 iree coinage as an argu- accomplish much good for our state, and mentin favor or bi-metalism, while encourage him to renowned efforts In be displaying considerable ingenuity, half of the people, but no, sir; we don will not be likely to deceive any hon-1 propose to do it Peffer let the wind get est advocate of tariff reform or free under nls nat and It blew some Ideas silver. That kind of bi-metalism that lnt0 m nead that are distasteful to us d nnk mvwirfa fnr fcnlnfo t wn0 run the "machine." We don't care no. ;fl ft 1nfi;nn uA , cm DU mutu lur uuraeives, oui me "dear peop e mast noi do aeiuaea into doing Under our plutocratic system of anything but what we tel! them. finance the government loans its Pardon the digression, my dear friend credit to the banks and pays them in- Wood but let'8 seo what sort of terest on the loan. The hanka loan Crater this man Peffer Is, anyway. their credit to the people and charge Up l a Tpll?' aS,the men "ho them interest on the loan. In both p - "T1' , " ltt" lu n urn. j have Pefler S out on the stump , during 0,uOWOxw,MUBuIlia uu tQ6 campaign and tell the people how the banks reap all the benefits. glorious it was to hang on to the tail end of the procession while the "machine" was headed by the few, who always car ried the banners. That was bad: we fel lows ought to have known better than to send such a man as Peffer out to talk to AN OPEN LETTER TO HON. (?) J. G. WOOD. Hon. J. O. Wood, Topcka, Kansas: My Dear Sir: In the Topek&lCapital of Nov. 29, 1 noticed an "open letter Jto Rflnnkor PpfTflr." nf whirh vnn warn tha Author. I noiilri nt haln ht. ihnr t the fa,thf uI and try to make converts, wa Mnulmr th Hn9 i!mi,tlnr th but then he wa8 a sort of a smooth talker, open, manly, gentlemanly sentiment you andifWe U8ed to gather in crowds at his expressed towards an old friend and mee"Dg8 and slt around and claPour neighbor, of what a nnnmn, inbiip,t. nanaa ana yeu enever be said any .it must have required to show at such thint that would cliQCn the "gnent great length the faith that this man Pef - amau omer ieuow8' vv e cou,a f er should tmrsue-thla mftn who nttr- evea tolerate hIm at tes long enough to ances in a political way you and I have l8t,hlm at times go into the eastern states often cheered, and the emanations from B"u v ia lU0 wwresis ot our grana whose pen we have read with more lhan ld partjr But now he mU8t 1)6 muzzled, pleasure, so long as his mind ran in the Wb7, 8m6 f Ur by8 even PermIted channel that the great and glorious crowd rem8eives w as80Ciaie witn tnis -wan-of which wa Am nrmidtn h mmi,arfl denn vagabond," as the Republican had laid down as the ffftuntlt that knt. State ague, which promulgates our all men in, and to break through which BentImeQt de8lSnates him, during the was the signal for hounds to be turned Wttr Ul m "oeuion, ana anowea mm to loose, under the dictation of their masters, do what he 00111(1 ia the rank" t0 8aveour and shatter whatever glory any indlvldu- unIoD; bnt then that couldn't be helped al may have attained by his display of and we had to pick up most anybody who mental couratra In thafanfthfl v imn was Wllling to be shot at for $13.00 a who would Duraiie him to th Aih month, paid In currency which the gold You and I are such men of prominence bug8 had dePrcciated nntll the boys got in Kansas, my dear friend Wood, that of auout 9-ou' aQa wnicn aenciencyour cotiMAthn whnl wnrirHflninctni,. 'macnine hss steadfastly refused to us give ventilation to our ideas of prin- make UP to them, while they have paid ciple every little while; and our "open ?he bondholders dollar for dollar. Why, letters" are so full of thought, and so jU8t imnK 01 " my aear mena, wooai yivld with the flashings of honor and Evea that majestic individual, that man Intelligence that no one can say our light o grand imPulfle and noble principles, Is hidden under a half bushel: indeed, wa who WM kicking over the traces along In cast such a halo of refined sentiment the 708 whlle Pefler was being permit- about us that the whole world must ere ted t0 help 6476 the "machine" to the this have" become r.oralzant of n?,r ooys, -I mean that truthful and honor- . meteoric splendor. And Kansas has been able gentleman, Joe K. Hudson, who Is subjected to an affront which she will 80 weu Known Ior hlB veracity and un never recover, in the election of Pffr. 8eIfl8h purposes. Why, dear man, the so we must write about him. Our state is MaJor 80 far forSot himself as to Permit certainly In a bad fix. This man Peffer tnia man Feffer to wrIte a"w articles must be sat down upon, friend Wood, wrnis paper, met, ajma ana tnen wnen and that very hard. In fact, the whole Bome brilllant ffalon was evolved from anatomy of the "machine" must be 11181 mo" reprenensioie ana totally tie brought down on him like a pile driver. I Prad mind of Peffer's, the Msjor would Yes, sir. I in a day or two himself pen an article as I tell you, Wood, go in, take off your I to the effect of the CapitaVt editorials on shirt, and belittle the man, and hold him (on certain questions of public import, and would pat this diabolical scoundrel Peffer on the back with hla pen, and say to the world that he was a profaned thinker on matters of public policy, and one of the best writers and most thorough statisticians In the west Why, the Major must have been crazy when he urged this Peffer for the position of secretary of our State Board of Agriculture, and came near throwing this howling wolf right into the midst of the Innocent lambs who now compose our state house ring. Pefler isn't a profound student of economic matters any more, unless he figures in our mterest. How good it is, my dear friend, Wood, and how thankful the nation ought to be, that such men as you and I have been spared to point out this abominable wretch, Peffer, in his true colors to his constituency, and heap opprobrium on his head until he will go and hide It for very shame under the shadows of our magnificence, nad he not behaved In such an unbecoming manner and be trayed our confidence as neighbors, we would think of the interests of our state long enough to point out to him In friendly way wherein he might be of service to us, and offer him the encour agement of our good counsel, but now no, never! The state can go to the dogs and our people and all our interests to the demnition bow wows, but this man Peffer must be squelched in whatever Influence he might be able to bring to bear in our interests. We must stigma tlze his every utterance aa the rantings of a raving maniac, whether he tells the truth or not. We must meet his areu ments with hoots of derision, no matter how near he comes hitting the nail on the head, in place of presenting our proof to refute them. We know we have to stand him for six years, unless an all wise providence intervenes, but we must clip his wings, so that his every effort, no matter how good, will be futile. We are bound that Peffer shall get no glory from his tenure of office and efforts to help us The people of Kansas are so incensed against him, in fact, that they wouldn't even permit any bill of Peffer's that would directly benefit every man in the state to go into effect. A few words more, my good friend and I am done. You speak of the "Mil lionaire's Grand March," to be written by Eugene Ware. I know that several poets, as well as prose writers, within the borders of our fair state aspire to fame, and they think that through the satire of their iron quills (no pun Intended) they will attain the sentiment of their desires. A few days ago I saw a little couplet sn the Kansas City Star from one of the poets of Kansas, who is reputed to be of considerable ability; la fact it was no other than the Hon. Eugene Ware, who. as one of the mansgers of the "machine," has been permitted to achieve some prominence as a politician, and who is generally regarded as a man of high and honest purposes and noble sentiment The lines were as follows: When I wa young wo called It "hell," and men tioned It wlthfran; Then changed the name to "hadei." then "iheol;"now In tears, We've got another, ntwer name. It' Peffer- for-slx-years." Whereupon another gentleman of no ble sentiment and a poetical turn of mind suggested that the sentiments were not complete, and forthwith penned the fol lowing: Yea, onoe we called It "hell," and thought of tt with pain; The modern article's Just as bad a "Republi can campaign." lx jean to a decent man casts o'er you such a spell. My friends, decidedly at present you certainly areln" H." "But man proposes, and God disposes," as you say, my daar friend, acd I , leave you to go off alone and searcli t ' innermost recesses of your own c . -science, and see if you can find "i room enough for a new idea, or aa opr., manly expression towards a kind nrjV bor and a true friend, who is far abova attempting to belittle his fellow men In their efforts to do good, and whoL??. never been know to lift a hand to detrii from the Influence that any man ia jusily entitled to wield. Felix Gabble. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 15, 1891. A Legislative Indorsement, A law was passed last winter in Minro- sota, affecting the sale of alum bakic powders. The Interest excited by & v bill when proposed led to a long asl thorough Investigation by a legislative committee of the qualities of all the bak ing powders sold in that state, with tha result that the Royal was shown by very positive evidence from the state cherabt, Dr. Drew, and others to be the purest. strongest and in all respects the hmt baking powder In the market. WOBDS OP CHEER. The Secretary "of Washington State Alliance Bonus a t'ordial Greeting to Friends &vA Co-Workere In Kansas. To the Editor of Thb Advocate. Hope to gain access to your vakabb columns for a few words to my old friends in the Jayhawker state. In look ing over various reports, I find that Kan sas has become an advanced state in thij struggle for liberty, which fact I ara glad to note. Here let me say. hurrah for Kansas and all other states which, have the moral courage to stand for principles and demand their liberation from the oppressive bondage of Shvlocl:, While we rejoice in the bravery of stater states, we are glad to say that this, ths Infant state, which bears the patrlotio name of Washington, will enter into hor first presidential campaign in '92. We are proud to state that her banner U un furled and the inscription thereon la liberty or death. We are well enuirDoa for the conflict except money. We have true men, tried men, brainey men, but alas, that one thing needful Is the proper ty of the enemy, although it was pro duced by our hard earnings. We enter the field of conflict with as brave a lot cf men as ever marched under the canopy of heaven. Our eyes are set on insti. v and we know no surrender. Victory alone shall crown our efforts. We who crossed the rugged Itockies, endured tha privations of a frontier life, stood off the redskins and mastered the wilda of the west, made beautiful homes in a fruitful land, built great cities where only a f3w years ago stood the wigwam of the red man, are now confronted with protected capital, which says to us, "Surrender all to us, and you and your posterity serve us as bonded slaves." ' Alas, this la too much. The cry of freedom haa cone up and is being posted along the line. Ths watchman on the watch tower has sr,M to us, Tall In line and do as did Kancr,i Shoot ballots, which are as poison ar rows to the Demo-Republican party when handled by men with nure motlvp. Va have thrown down the gloves and lnten 1 to handle live Issues bare handed, and I.i 1892 Washington will for th flnt Hm enter the presidential contest and roll up a rousing majority for that candidal who is pledged to work for the enact ment into laws the demands nf th tlonal Farmers' Alliance and Industr! k Union. Count on na. for wa In r this time and have come to Btay uv, 1 qual justice Is dealt out to all and nnv i privileges to none. T. II. Bcnxs. Bpokane, Wash., Dec. 3, ISO I. Reliable coeds at lowest nrices. YTr! for catalogue. Jaccaro' Kajms City, Mo.