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A DAXGER0U8 RELAPSE. Since the St. Louis conference the Republican press of Kansas has been seized with another of its periodic prohibition spasms. It is a well known fact that for a year past the leaders of the party have had their heads together and have been con triving how they could eliminate the question of prohibition from politics in this state. They have seen the ne cessity of pacifying the resubmission element in their party and they had practically agreed to ignore the ques tion altogether. The St. Louis conference confined itself to the economic questions which underlie the industrial revolution now in progress, and this fact has given rise to the relapse of the Re publican bosses and press in this state. Prohibition (in the platform) must again become an issue in Kan sas, and these grand old hypocrites who put prohibition in their platforms and then elect men to office expressly pledged to ignore the law and render its provisions nugatory, will again seek to throw dust in the eyes of the people in order to blind them to the economic issues that are absorbing the attention of the people in all parts of the land. The Capital of March 2, is out in an editorial upon the subject char acterized by the usual dpgree of hy pocrisy and mendacity. Listen to the following: The SC. Louis conference, which repudiated prohibitum by a unaimons vote, was maWy composed of delegates from this state, and Is ac cepted by the country at large as representing the sentiments of the farmers of Kansas. The Capital knows perfectly well that the above statement is absolutely false. Nothing but plain English will suitably characterize such men dacity. The Capital knowingly and wilfully lies when it says that con ference "was mainly composed of delegates from this state." It knows that every state in the union was fully represented, and the apportionment was equal to all organizations repre sented in proportion to membership. Kansas was entitled under the latest arrangement to jast twenty delegates from the Farmers' Alliance, and the delegation from other industrial or ganizations of the state was still less. Yet in the face of this fact and the further fact that there were about a thousand delegates in the conference, the Capital says it "was mainly com posed of delegates from this state." The statement fully illustrates its usual reliability upon all questions upon which it speaks. Again it says the action of the con ference upon the prohibition ques tion "is accepted by the country at large as representing the sentiment of the farmers of Kansas." If such is the cace the CapitaVs new boom for prohibition will not create any great enthusiasm. If the sentiment of the farmers of Kansas is not in favor of prohibition we would like to be informed where the senti ment upon that subject is to be found. We do not propose to discuss that question now, however, because it is foreign to the subject under considera tion. We simply desire at this time to call attention to the characteristic mendacity of this plutocratic tool and to the hypocrisy of the Republican party upon the subject of prohibition. They put it in their platform, in order to catch the prohibition vote, and they put up men for office pledged to violation of the law and to the pardon of men convicted of its violation, in order to catch the vote of the other fellows; and with this policy of de ception and fraud they propose to conduct their campaign. There seems to be a great "split" in the party on this question as will appear from another article in this issue. Several valuable communications and several nominations have to go over this week for want of space. Thy will have right of way m the next issue. Johw A. Logan was defeated for re-election to the. Senate In 1879, but two years later he got Into Dick Oglesoy's seat. Tngills may add a similar Instance to history. State Journal. We would be pleased, to see Iogalls made the issue again if the Republi can party feels like trying the experi ment A few months ago the people of Argentine concluded they needed lots of money, and now they have it. The "por capita" there isfioo, and It Is worth 25 cents on the dollar. Hutchltuon News. Yes, it is national bank currency based upon government bondsevi dences of debt and is patterned pre cisely after the national bank curren cy of the United States; and, you know, our national banking system is the best banking system in the world in a born. Thx St. Louis platform demands the Issue of "legal tender notes and pay the union soldier the difference between the price of the depre dated money In which he was paid, and gold." If they could furnish a guaranty that the In crease of treasury notes thus demanded would not effect a depreciation In value that would call for another Issue to make good the discrepancy between the new Issue and gold, and so on ai In (lnltum, there might be some reason to the de mand and some chance for Its being granted. Eagle. History itself furnishes the guar anty. The first 60,000,000 of treasury notes issued by the government at the beginning of the war, which were foil legal tender for all debts public and private, remained at par with gold during the whole period of de preciation of other currency, and so would any other issue of government money if likewise made a fall legal tender, and the editor of the Eagle is perfectly aware of this fact. WHAT KIND OF A GAME IS TIII8? The following matter explains itself so far as The Advooate is concerned, but it renders a little explanation due from the postmaster at Giacordia. Coxcordia, Kan., February 29, 18W. A man by the nam of Irving Bland, of Con cordia, whose name I sent, and money with It, says be Is not receiving his paper; If not, why so? Very respectfully, 8. C. Whiklkr. From the postmaster at Concordia we have the usual card provided for notification of papers unclaimed, and which reads as follows: (No. 1528.) Post Okfick at Concordia, Statu of Kansas. )' Sib: Puruant to Instructions from the post master general, I beg leave to Inform you that your paper, addressed to I. Bland, Is not taken out, but remains dead la Ibis office. You will please discontinue the ssme. W. F. Orofshkck, P. M. Reason :-No such party here; unclaimed. The card is dated February 20, and may be seen at this office. Ed Grkxr Is announced for Congress at large. He Is a might good man. 27w Daily World. . Yes, he is a very good Republican. He rendered valiant service in the dynamite campaign of 1888, and should be rewarded for it. 0. A. Henriehasthe beet of him thus far, and something should be done for Greer. Bring him out, by all means. THAT WICKED SUB-TREASURY SCHEME. The opposition press would have the peonle believe the sub treasury plan of the Farmers' Alliance and In dustrial Union is a very wicked in vention, designed to levy extortionate tribute upon the poor laboring people of our cities, and enrich the avaricious farmers. This is called robbing by class legislation. When John D. Rockefeller, James T. North and James W. Mackey cor ner the world's wheat supply with their stolen millions, and proceed to advance the price for purposes of plunder, this is called financiering. STILL DOING BUSINESS AT THE OLD STAND. Columbus, Ohio, March 2 In the iuc-war-ranto suit Instituted by Attorney Gent ral Wat sou of this state nearly two years ago to test the legality of the charter of the monopoly known as the Standard Oil Company, the Ohio supreme court rendered Its decision Tuesday. It Is against the company. The Incorporation of the original company Is not annulled, but the trust agreement between It and other oil con cerns forming the trust, is declared to be Illegal. It Is regarded as one of the most Im portant decisions ever rendered by this court. The case was fought by the Standard Oil Com pany with all the legal ability to be secured. Notwithstanding the decision the trust will go right along just as it has done and just as though nothing had happened. THE SAME OLD STOSY. To the Editor of Th Advocate. At the state house la Topeiaonthe evening of March 1 1 listened to an able and Interesting: speech delivered byex Senator Ingalla. There are a few points In the honorable gentleman's speech I wish to notice. He said: "Next to a loyal Republican 1 like a true Democrat" Then he Intimated that the Democrats are filthy, and will continue to be filthy. He eaid: "Let every man be something. If Republican, let let him be a Republi can; if Democrat, let him be a Democrat if he be filthy, let him be filthy still." Mr. Iogalls said: "The Democrats in this state have never defeated anybody but themselves. For seven years they have been in the market to the highest bid der. As a matter of fact, there is no such thlDg as a Democratic party. It is an incoherent aggregation of the vice, crime and degradation In every community where it lives. It Is brpken down. Its constitution has been injured by early indiscretions; it needs a thorough course of alterative treatment. In its contem plated nuptials with the People's party it needs a tonic, and we propose to give it" Have John J. Ingalla and the Republi can party already forgotten their persist ent wooing of, their warm professions of love for, and their marriage with the Democrats of this state last fall? Is It possible that the beauty and purity of the Democracy, which seems to have shone with such splendor and captivating effulgence that the Republicans lost their heart and almost their head In demand ing her hand In marriage, should have lost in so short a time, not only all these beautiful attractions, but should have be come ugly, diseased and filthy, and her husband already commenced suit, pro fessing to wish for a divorce. We doubt ed the sanity of the husband last fall, but now there is no longer any ground for doubt; the professions of love then and the ravings of denunciations now are proofs of insanity, for It is utterly impos sible that such an extraordinary change could take place in so short a time. We could understand If one party should happen, by some peculiar phenomnon, to begin a very rapid growth and progress towards honesty and purity and the other party deteriorate suddenly, losing the good they possessed last fall, there would be some ground for a divorce, but the actions of both seem about the same, and If there has been any change In their character it Is not perceptible to the public. Senator Ingalla is an able speaker, but some of his arguments are not consistent with existing facts. The people are not so easily blinded now as they used to be. Joun D. Cooper. Delphos, Kan , March 3, 1892. THE CONDITION THAT CONFRONTS US. To the Editor of The Advocatr. A grave condition confronts the Ameri can people; a condition that should be calmly and honestly considered by all who have a deelre to see the people of this great country happy and prosperous. The most abundant crop of all the prod ucts that should bring wealth and pros perity to its possessors has beenfgarnered in the United States by her people, that hasbeen produced for jm any years aa abundance and to spare and a demand never befere equaled, and yet low prices, want and destitution prevail beyond man's comprehension. Honest tollers by the thousands in Chicago alone tramp from morning until night, begging for bread, unable to get a Job at any pr ice. Chicago is not alone in this matter either. Every city in the United States Is thus to a greater or less degree affected. And why? God knows the earth has brought forth her fruit In double measure, and willing hands at every turn beg for a chance to work that they may make use of these God given products; but some power or system Intervenes and relent lessly cries, No! Is this the goal that our boasted nine teenth century civilization has brought us to, or does some demon from the pit control the affairs of mon to-day? Such claim is cowardice. Man is to day, as at all times, originator of the times about him when nature brings forth abundantly, as la the case to-day. The systems that men have fastened upon us are the leeches that ta day drink the life blood of the people, and each of tbe old parties are to blame for the con dition that now confronts us a poor peo ple with an immense crop; that is our condition. t Weighted down with our productions, and made poor by our sys tem. The same system exists to the same degree north, south, east and west. It Is the same, whether the Democrats rule the state, or the Republicans. Therefore neither can be supposed to possess the remedy capable of coping with the condition upon us. Not only Is such the case, but the old party leaders declare no remedy Is required; that the condition la tbe result of nature's laws, therefore unchangeable. In fact, these party leaders profess to believe that a bountiful production brings to the people poverty, not prosperity. They declare our debts represent our wealth, and of course good crops represent our poverty. Thereby these people reverse not only the laws of business, but the. laws of Qod. Seeing then that there la no hope for a change of the system that makes the people poor In purse who become rich In products, who remain with our old political household, let us cast about for new friends and a new fireside, where he who sows may reap, and he who toils and brings forth ma v. as in days of old, enjoy Ufa beneath his own vine and fig tree. . W. A. Tubnbb, M, D, Powhattan, Kansas.