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io,oo iCSu Y fro in, a SIBgl ' oem ingl polil reoo. Npf The? Indi data tionj mis b6f yol T oor wh felt . tioq man folli resa tioi COE im; Sa1 I Ind of i tire gTi E era oil. Cot pro the ticm W pris ricul Devoted to the Interests the Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union and Other Kindred Organizations. VOL. III. NO. 21. TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1892. $1.00 PER YEAR. . J "BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND HOW PUCAS AT IT 19 FOR BRETHRKV TO nWKl.T. TOOETHKtt IN UNITY." "One ot the best indications for Re publican success in Kansas this year is found in the temper with which the ap pointment of Senator Perkins was re ceived. Kansas City Journal1 The proof of the above is found in the following tribute of affection from the immaculate hps of the Hon. (?) Bill Hack ney: WHAT HACKNEY SAID TO THE GOVERNOR. "Mr. Walker, Mr. Hanley, Mr. Finley and myself, came here for the purpose of entering our protest against the appoint ment of Mr. Perkins. We, with Rev. Kelly, took up your cause for the office f governor at a time when there was ap- yoiouMjr-inwe nope ot success, we did this because we were your friends, and peiieved that you were the best man for governor of this state, and believing this we were willing to go down with you if we failed to nominate you. No personal motives actuated us, and there was no position at your command that any of us would have. We came here and put la our time, and I came very near killing myself In the effort, and I want to say to you as your friend that you cannot afford to appoint B. W. Perkins, as it would be the political mistake of your life. He has been in Coogresa from your district for eight years. When he first went to Congress the Republican majority in that district was in the thousands, and from that time it dwindled until his final defeat. The crowd that came here from that district to help him was com posed of office holders and men whose friends through him had been appointed to office. Yet, notwithstanding that fact they were actuated far more bv personal friendship for you in getting him out of what they thought was your way, than by any desire to elevate him. But the thousands of men in that districtgood and true Republicans who dontwant him are not here. "I was in Washington last winter for nearly one month, for the purpose of se curing the passage of the bills opening the Iowa and Sac and Fox Indian lands for settlement. The administration was favorable to the bills and the Indian commission and Keokuk and other In dian representatives were there for the same purpose, and there was not a living soul in opposition thereto, either in Con gress or out. He had been ordered by the Indian committee, of which he was chairman, to report these bills,but would not, and I was sent there because I had been a resident of bis district and had always stood by him; because it was thought that he would report the bills for me, when theiSajan committee and nobody else could get fSfcLto do It. He had been notified before of mycomlng and the object, and when I meWilm he received me in a surly manner, and I was informed by him to go home; that he would report them when in his judgment the time came; that he had served the people faithfully and well, and they had gone back on him, and, G d d m them he did not care whether he did anything more for them or not. I had not been In the city twenty-four hours until my rooms were thronflred with leading wpri em lobbyists, who were familiar with my relations with him, who Informed me that he had cut loose, and was bound to make all the money he could during that, his last session; that there was a bill yend ing before his committee, appropriating some 3,000,000 to the Chlckasaws and Choctaws for claims for lands that they bad long heretofore been paid in full for by the government; that there was $500. 000 In boodle in that bill for its passage, and that he was Into the steal to the tune of $75,000; and demanding that I go to him as a friend, and make him promise them a portion thereof, or they would publish the facts to the world and smash the passaze of the bill, and t,ht. t hv would fight the passage of the bills I wanted passed unless I did It. I did not want them to fight the bills that I rep resented, and In order to prevent it I told them that I would speak to him about it, but not wanting to be a party to the scheme I never did it "I was told by Congressmen when urg ing their influence upon him to make him report the bill that he was an in famous scoundrel and was holding my bills back, because there was no opposi tion to them, in order to put his steal through along with my bills, which was respectable, and that his name was as familiar with Congressmen and lobbyists and everyone else with whom I talked as a boodler and a thief as the name of any harlot In Topeka is familiar as such to the dudes of this town. He afterwards secured the passage of that $3,000,000 steal, and the fact coming out has caused this administration to refuse to pay out the appropriation and the money has not been paid to this day. "Iam going to move back to Cowley county, and if this appointment is made I will take the stump next year and pro mulgate these facts and denounce him from one end of this state to the other as a thief and boodler. "Your administration has been clean and able. I am your friend, and there is nothing In your gift or that of the party In this state or elsewhere that T have, and I would be false to you as such a friend did I fail to make these facts known to you at this time. "In addition to this, you know, and I know, if reputable men's words are at all to be relied on, that he has denounced you as a wUhy-washy, namby-pamby ig noramus, a disgrace to the state and the party, and that through your imbecility a Republican majority of 82,000 has melted to nothing. My experience and others in his district as well, have demon strated that he is a political ingrate and Ishmaellte. His nromises are worthless: his sense of obligation la faead, and I would not believe him on oath. "I remained in Washington twenty one days, and then went to Sftnatnr Plumb and told him that I was an ASS in capital letters; that I had learned through Mr. Ferkins that a man could not do enough for him to procure his assistance in the passage of two merltor lous bills that nobody had objected to, and that I was going home. "Plumb told me 'to hold on and he would see what be could do. He had previously told me that he would pass the bills in one hour through the Senate after Judge Perkins had passed them through the House. Plumb said he wculd go to see Senator Dawes, chair man of the Indian committee of the Sen ate, and we went to Perkins, and Plumb insisted on Perkins reporting the bills. "Perkins acted angry, and said he had told me to go home and he would do It when he got ready. Plumb Insisted, and demanded that he should report the bills then, so that I could go home. An angry colloquy ensued between them: he hour for the assembling of Congress was at hand and Plumb literally drove him Into the House, where he reported the bills and they passed. They were sent to the Senate and parsed that branch and at 2 o'clock that dnv I veil nn m v j j way home, and but for him (Perkins) all that could have been done the first day after my arrival in Washington. "Perkins' conduct during the time I was there was of a character that con vinced me that he was all that was charged, namely, a boodler and a thief. I came home against him, and have been against him ever since. His sole back ing Is found In the Third district, where as the balance of the state is against him. He is a non-resident, and every candidate in the field and their friends protest against his appointment There are hun dreds of Republicans In thii state his su perior in point of Intellect and ability whose appointment would be accepted as satisfactory. You are not representing the Third district, and should be the ex. ecutive of the great state of Kansas. "We are on the eve of the greatest T campaign ever fought by the Republl-jf can party in this state, and neither you' nor the party can afford to enter that campaign upon the defensive, and this will be the case If you appoint Perkina and It will be the field against him for re-election and the fate of John J. Ingalls will follow him and the great Republi can state of Kansas will be represented by another of Its defamera in the Senate of the United States, and this act will go down In history as an unparalleled polit ical blunder on your part, lnexousable, unnecessary and idiotic in the extreme, land we, as your fiiendf, cannot do other wise than sound this warning and enter our protest against this Infamy. "The other member of the delegation spoke in the same vein and th governorl taid in reply that he had not yet made any appointment." BuTKIN MCAKKD. From the Leavenworth Times (Rep.) Judge Botkln says Mrs. Sam Wood Is practicing with a revolver, and that she is the one designated to shoot him. ' Judge Botkin can pursue a man to any extent, his intimate friend can murder his enemy and nobody seems much con cerned about it out through the state. But when the friends of the murdered man seek revenge, the state administra tion calls out the militia at Botkin's re quest and when Botkin hears that Mrs. Wo d Is practicing with a revolver, he is scared out of bis boots. It is aulte probable she Is practicing. It Is pro- that she should. The men who v cowardly enough to murder Sam V would murder his widow if thev chance. She ought to prepare to d herself: and, while we would not en age her in seeking revenge, we mus that if anyone has just cause for U -human life, It is Mrs. Sam Wood. Nation! Labor Conference. The Trans-Missouri Passenger A elation has granted a one and one-th fare rate, on the certificate plan, for t round trip to Rt Louis, on account the National Labor Conference, to held In that city February 22, 1892. The Chicago & Alton railroad, whoi not members of the association. hi.... granted us a rate of one fare for the round trip, open for all. All parties Intending to attend the con vention are requested to send their name and post office address to me Immedi- ately so that I may make arrangements ior their accommodation. J. B. French, Secretary F. A. & I. U. of Kansas. ' Topeka, January 6, 1802. 0 I CJ.