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7 LET US CLASP HANDS. The following matter explains it self. We hope t j see the suggestions herein made fully carried out, and not only those who wore the bine and those who wore the gray, but all true patriots both north and south, unite to forever wipe out the sectional ani mosities that have been kept alive by political demagogues for the past quarter of a century for their own aggrandizement and for the enrich ment of the plunderers of the people. This matter is received from a well known Kansan. The following is his letter: Larked, Kan., March 1, 1892. Editor Advocate: Enclosed herewith please find a letter and clipping which explain themselves. Will yon please publish Brother Smith's "pledge," with a request that the reform press throughout the country copy the same? I think every genuine reformer must most heartily endorse this movement for two reasons, viz: First The securing thorough co-operation be tween the south and west will go far towards placing the People's party in national power; and. Second Untold social and religious good must come of brraklng down that infamous relic of a barbaric struggle which for many long yean has completely alienated the one section of a com mon brotherhood from the other. In behalf then, of the ex-union soldier of Kan sas I would say : All bail to the ex-confederates of Georgia and the entire south ! Here Is our hand ; let's shake, and mutually plight our faith and honor, that we will never relinquish our efforts till every western and southern state has been redeemed from the thraldom of the money power, and safely anchored under the banner of the People's party, while the angels again re sound the glad acclaim, "Peace on earth, good will to men." W. M. Goodnkb. Mr. Smith's letter is as follows: Flo villa, Ga , February 24, 1892. W. M. Goodner, Lamed, Kansas: DbarSirakd Brother: I have lust read yours in the People's Party Paper headed,"Kan sas to Georgia." Therefore, I take the liberty of mailing to you an article clipped from the same paper, which was published a few weeks past. The article was from my pen, and I desire that you have it pub lished In some prominent reform paper in your state, together with such comments as yon may desire to make. If some of you western brethren who wore the "blue" will accept my proposition, we will send to some engraver for a "cut" representing the "blue and the gray" clasping hands "across the bloody chasm," and furnish It to the reform press and atk them to publish this agreement all over the south and west. ' I know there are millions of men ready to "pair oft" and leave the old parties, and will do so when our lines are properly formed In march ing order. Yours for success, W. F. Smith. The following is the pledge: I want to make a contract with some ex-union soldier, who has been a Republican, and now a resident of the state of Kansas. I want to pledge the ex-confederates and ex Democrats of the state of Georgia to give the electoral vote of our state to the People's party in the next election. If the ex-unlon soldiers of Kan sas will pledge to give the electoral vote of their state for the same party. . We want to pledge, further, that we will keep Georgia out of the Democratic column so long as they will keep Kansas out of the Republican column. And we will bring up a Democratic southern state for every Republican western state added to the column. Now, brother, give us your hand, and we will enter into an lndlssolub'e bond of union which shall never be broken while there Is one lover of liberty left to raise the banner. Bend the news across the broad, beautiful prairies, and let every lover of liberty In the queen state of the west know that the empire state of the south Is coming. Let It be known from one end to the other of your great state that no power can hold us to the old party that has betrayed and sold out to our oppresiors. Dont be deceived with the Idea that L. F. Liv ingston, or any other leader.can lead us contrary to our convictions. We have waited thirty years to see the Democratic and Republican parties do something for the people, and what is the re sult? Instead of legislating for the best Interest of the people, they have buried over a million of oar beet men, and reduced abeut forty or fifty j millions more to the verge of bankruptcy. Now let us who served as private soldiers, on both sides, unite under the banner of the com mon people, and restore our country to the people. Flash tt along the wires from ocean to ocean that we are ready to "pair off" with the Yank, and will give a Democratic state for a Republican state.untll the Great Went and the New South can march together to victor ! Who will be the first to extend the hand? W. F. Smith. Flovilla, Georgia. Congressman Baker, of the Sixth district, who raised the biggest "horse laugh" of any of the five Alliance Congressmen when he made His first appearance, is now regarded as the only one of the crowd that has enough sense to make a decent showing. And Biker has gained his reputation by being sensible enough to keep his mouth shut Lawrence Journal How about Funston? After years of experience in the House he has not yet learned to keep his mouth shut He has learned one thing, however, which he will probably re member. He has learned that gov ernment bonds pay no tax. He re ceived this information from an Alli ance Congressman and paid the very liberal price of $50 for it, which Con gressman Eem will expend for Peo ple's party literature for the coming campaign. IT IS PAID FOR. Parties who receive Ths Advocati and who have not subscribed for it, need have no fears about taking it from the office. The Advocate is never sent to anybody with a view of asking pay for it afterwards. It is paid for if you receive it. TO YOUR TENTS, OH, ISRAEL From the Chicago Sentinel. The following Washington dispatch of February 10, to the Chicago lierald, the leading Democratic paper of the north west, should be read by every People's party man till he has it by heart. That the Republican party has no hope for success next November is evidenced by the withdrawal of Blaine from the presidential race. Blaine is too shrewd a politician to "stand in the gap" in the face of certain defeat. That the Democrats are doomed to de feat is evidenced by the fact that "whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." The only hope of success by the Democrats has rested In their presumed friendship for free and unlimited coinage of silver. The cat, however, is out of the bag. The edict of the leaders (controlled by Wall street) Is that there shall be "no free silver this term!" So be it, gentlemen. And now "lay on, Mac Duff; and damned be he that first cries, "Hold, enough!" If there has heretofore been any lurk log hope among honest Democrats who demand free and unlimited silver coin age, let them once and forever banish the hope. Bays the dispatch : Washinqton, February 10. No free silver bill will pass the House at this session of Congress. "The Democratic party is not go ing to surrender the presidency for a free silver bill." This remark was made to-day by a Demooratio leader who is in a position to know not only what is going on, but to control party forces. The remark was elic ited by the report to the House by Mr. Bland to his free coinage bill, which the commit tee on coinage, weights and measures agreed to thiB morning, and by the statements of the free silver leaders that they were going to pass the bill within three week?. People might suppose that Inasmuch as the House committee has reported the bill It will come up for action and be voted upon favorably by the Democratic I House reinforced by the Alliance and, free silver Republicans. But not so. Listen! The dispatch tells how It is to be defeated. It says: The correspondent of the Herald is able to say that three Democratic Senators who have been charged with manipulating the party on the speakership and other ques tions intend, if possible, to manipulate the Demooratio House of Representatives so as to save the party from free silver. They believe that the passage of a free silver bill through the House would make next to im possible the election of a Demooratio presi dent next November, and they are deter mined that it shall not be done. In this they are being assisted by a large number of Democratic Representatives and Senators, without reference to the divisions of the party on questions of speakership or presi dential nomination. And who are these Democratic Sen ators who are going to upset "free sil ver?" Who are these minions of Wall street money mongers, who are bound at all hazards to maintain Shylock's "gold standard?" Here they are. The dispatch names them In the following sentence: The truth is, that all the leading and brainy men of the party, in both branches of Congress, perceive the danger that lurks in free silver and, with skill and coursga they are endeavoring to stem the tide of currency tinkering which sat in with the election of a large number of famer Repre sentatives to the present House. In this work Senators Brioe, Gorman and Hill are leading, but they are supported by Speaker Crisp, Chairman Springer, Mr. Mills, and such Democratic Senators as Carlisle, Vest, Palmer and Vilas. "All the leading and brainy men!" God save the mark! "With skill and courage." With duplicity, fraud and corruption, rather. And what do you think of this, farm ers? The "currency tinkering which set In with the election of a large number of farmer Representatives." The very first delegation of "farmer Representatives" are to be cheated and swindled by the "leading .and brainy" tools of Shylook. If that Is not "rubbing It In," we dont know what to call it Brice, Gorman, Hill, Springer, Crisp, Mills, Palmer, Carlisle, .Vest, Vilas. Don't forget these names. At least four of them are prominent candidates for a place on the Democratic ticket. Again we say, don't forget the names. And now comes another rich dose. For weeks Congress has been "discussing the rules." Costing millions of dollars to the people for time wasted and ex penses Incurred. Day after day, and week after week, the time of the people' Representatives has been spent In useless, weary, good-for-nothing "gab" about "rules." Why? Again listen. And when you read, remember that It is the statement of a leading Democratic organ. The dis patch says: The policy of delay and inaction which seems to rule the proceedings of the House is now explained. It is for the express pur pose of heading off the free silver move ment. Every day that parses adds to the strength of the anti-silver element as man after man comes to his senses and perceives that it is the part of wisdom to abandon such a dangerous experiment. There is no haste among the leaders to rush legislation of any sort, because time is an important el( m snt in carrying out their plans. If the House can be kept occupied a month longer on trivial matters, so much the better. Whenever it may be necessary to head off silver legislation the tariff bills of the ways and means committee will be brought for ward, and this committee has the right of way under the rules, and as the committee on rules is in sympathy with the plan to ; delay action as long as possible os silver, it is clear that, as soon as the House settles down to the serious business of the session, it will be on the tariff and not on the cur rency. Te gods! Was there ever such brazen Impudence? Was there ever such a display of ras cality? Was there ever such a damnable trifling with the will of the people? This "delay and inaction" has been for the express purpose of giving Wall street ' time to get in Its work ! "Man after man comes to his senses!" In other words, "man after man" la bought up, bribed and bull-dozed Into betraying his constituents. Bought up and bribed to betray the sacred cause of a long suffering people! And, by and by, when time enough has been wasted In these "trivial matters," the "tarif bills" BX6 to be sprungand then the sham battle will be fought over again to the end of the session! The committee on rules ("in sympathy with the plan of delay") will 'fix things all right, 10 that the sand baggers can carry out their infamous scheme. The following, and closing paragraph, shows how the dust is going to be thrown In the eyes of the people: The present p!an of the leaders is not to choke off the silver question entirely and prevent its consideration. That would be unfair and dangerous, because it would rouse the passions of the men who hon estly believe in free coinage. The silver bill will In time be taken up, but not until the leaders of the party are satisfied they can defeat it. Before a vote is reaohed there will be a joint caucus of the Demo oratio members of the Senate and House, and prominent Demoorats of both Houses will warn their party friends from the south and weet that free silver is the road to de feat. They will be warned that free silver means an overturning of the Demooratio majority in the noue, and, with Senate, House and presidency Republican, a force bill will follow, as sure as fate. Leaders who are giving their time and their energies to the effort to save the party from free silver legislation declare they are sure of success, and that no Bland bill will pass the House this session. Of course there is to be a discussion of the silver bill! Certainly! The members who come from free silver districts must be given an opportunity to make "red hot" silver speeches, so that they can have them printed and distributed among their constituents. Then they will go home and say to their dupes: "did all could to free silver! I lifted up my voice and made myself heard but we were outvoted. But we have got things in such a shape that next session (If you will only send me to Congress and help elect a Democratic president) we can have 'free silver.'" And then the poor deluded asses of people will throw up their hats and hur rah for the "next session." "Try them just once more!" Ah, but there are some people who are no longer such asses as to be longer deceived. And their votes will be heard from next No vemberand don't you forget It! Such is the scheme! And one of the remarkable things about the dispatch above quoted is that it is published as If it were something to be proud of! This fine ork of the few "leading and brainy" Democrats like Hill, Palmer, Carlisle, Vilas, Vest, 4 Gorman, Mills, Springer, etc. In thus cheating and de frauding their constituents Is a great stroke of itatemanshlp! Down with the gauntlet, oh, ye people! Give or take no quarter in your struggle with these debauched, corrupted, bribed minions of Wall street. Lot it be a fight to the death and let the contest end on election day next No vember. To your tents, oh, Israel!