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To the Editor of ThiAdvocat. To one realizing the deep undercurrent of distrust toward both the old political parties, manifesting Itself in all parts of the United States, It Is amusing to note the calculations made by would be prophets aa to the probable results of the next presidential election. There will be an Increase of forty-three votes In the electoral college this year over the num ber of votes In 1888. Then there were 401 votes, now there are 444, of which 223. will be necessary to a choice. The people elect the members of the electoral college, while the . electoral college In turn elects the president and vice presi dent. The number of votes in the col lege ia decided by the number of con gressional districts, of which there are 3T)G, each of which has one elector, to gether with two electors from each state, w 88, the 350 and 88 making the 444 votes. Each state decides how Its elect ors shall be elected, and until Michigan recently passed a law that each congres sional dls'rict should elect its own elector, the custom has been to elect by states. The rights of the states under the constitution, and the wisdom of changing the custom, I will leave for a later time. My object now is to show how the politicians are wasting their energies lo forecasting to suit them selves the results of the election this fall. Dividing the states by the results of the elections In 1890 and 1891, the division is made as follows: DEMOC1UTIC. Alabama U Arkansas K Connecticut Delaware 3 Florida Georgia 13 Indiana 15 Iowa 13 Kentucky 13 Louisiana 8 Maryland 8 Massachusetts 15 MlchlKan 4 Mlsslsslopl... Missouri 17 New Jersey 10 New York 36 North Carolina 11 South Carolina ! Tennessee 12 Tesas 15 Virginia 12 West Virginia 0 Total '.53 MlchlKan ejects by congressional districts; hence the division. With this basis ( f political hUtory the forecast la made Massachusetts New York, Connecticut, Indiana and Iowa are classed as doubtful states, and various combinations made, which will until election, Interest many. How few of these same political schemers realize the disappointment that awaits them when the verdict of the people is ren dered in November. If the Peo nU' nartv would unite on the r " - one burning issue of the day the flnan clal question nnderlylng as it does all other questions, and make the Issue on this alone, they would be surprised at the response at the polls. A campaign on this one Issue would carry the country. Why not try It? Sinceritas. KBPBLICAN. California 0 C lorado 4 Idaho 3 Illinois 24 Kansas 10 Maine 6 Michigan 10 Minnesota t) Montana 3 Nebraska 8 Nevada 3 New Hampshire.... 4 North Dakota 3 Ohio 23 Oregon 4 Pennsylvania 32 Rhode Island 4 South Dakota 4 Vermont 4 Washington 4 Wisconsin 12 Wyoming 3 Total. ,.180 S. M. Scott's Appointments Please publish the following dates for R. M. Scott state lecturer, at which places will be held open meetings. Everybody Invited: May 17, Tonganoxle, Leavenworth county. May 18, Oikaloosa, Jefferson county. May 19, Beverley, Lincoln county. May 20, Sylven Grove. Lincoln county. May 21, Lincoln, Lincoln county. May 23, 24 and 25, in Ellsworth county. May 2G, 27 and 29, In Mitchell county. County secretaries of the counties will Dlease make last two appointments where we can accomplish the most good for our insurance departments; the benefits of the fire, lightning, wind storm, tornado and hall department are extended to all. The national aid degree is for members of the Alliance only. He will come pre pared to confer this degree upon all who desire to take advantage of Its benefits. J. B. Fbench, Secretary. . A 8 unset. On Great Salt Lake is but one of the matchless spectacles to be seen in Utah. The new book UTAH, a peep into a mountain walled treasury of the Gods, Is now Issued and can be had postpaid by sending 25 cents to J. II. Bennett, Salt Lake City. , It is expected that the Knights Tern plar and others visiting' Colorado the coming season will extend their trip to Utah, via the Rio Grande Western Rail way in both directions. That road al ' fords choice of three distinct routes and the most magnificent scenery In the World. Equipment unequalled In the West. Two trains daily across the con tinent, t THE NEW FORUM. A New Weekly Paper. 1DITE0 BY W. 8. MOROAK, J. F. McDowell, Col. Jk.hse Haupeb, Jrkry Simpson. Mrs H. E. V. Kmsibv, Mrs. MabmnTodd. Mrs. Annik L. Diogb, Ubo. Washburn, II. E Taubbnkck, L P. Fkatherston and others. JUST STARTED. The Niw Forum is a new People' party paper, recently started In tt. Louis, Missouri, it Das the greatest array ot talent of any ot the reform pap-r, and will take its place in the front rank among them. , . ... This Is the paper which the postal authorities .nl..m..ln.. tn hanHlpun tw mfllRlllff tO Send out the sample copies, which the proprietors of Cue paper warn to sena mi me mi. gan. the editor and general manager, wanted to wnd out rre m ine peopie, u imuuicu .omnia pnnl.. hut After &DDfalM)2 the matter as hhth as he could go to Mr. Wana- maker, the postmaster general anu uwur re fused by him from sending out the sample copies, ha la nnm anrual1nu aft hfl aava. to God that It to the people-(the voice of the people Is the voice oi uoa.) in view oi mis uibci iiumaiiuu against the New Fommwe hope every reader thi numavariii at nnA auhftftrtha for It. TO those who subscribe before the 1st of June, we will send The ADVOCATE ana ui new rurum for 81 SO for a year, or tne new v arum may ue had alone for 60 cents. KsW r orum run uu., St. Louis, Missouri. tt i rrTil DTa fab AT.T. KINDS OF GRASS, FIELD AND GARDEN SEEDS. Millet and Sorghum a Specially. EDS0X BECK. Dealers In Flour, Feed. 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TllKi HaillAHAAIll.Ii unu . ui uiq kniin.ii k. nut tnrM mnnf.ha la a matter in which we naturally take GREAT pride and arouses a desire to sweii ma td.i-izui.-j to the Greateiit rnMlble ExUntla tne shortest Poulble Time, and we shall spare no expense that will materially aid us in climbing higher ana nigner. ..v. nvir riiTvr awii imp. iini.1. 111 liuh n..l.i1iil'rnthli Af!TI!AT. MERIT. Rv merit we have accomplished everything, and by merit we tJtiU.i-iJ oxxu uuui Dr. Gregg's Electric Goods Shall become HOUSEHOLD TREASURES in each and every AMIHRIOAN HOME, OBESITY, DROP8Y, 8LEEPLESSNESS, MALE AND FEMALE COMPLAINTS, COLD FEET. KNEE and JOINT DISOAS- ES, and all EXHAUSTIVE cukuniu an menu are MOKK QUICKLY and PERMA MKNTf.v ri!Rkl) hvthpm than bv anv Dotal ble medical or other mode of Electric Treatment. The Gregg Electric Cure Co. Is the YOUNGEST, MOST PROGRESSIVE, ENTERPRISING Electric Belt ail Alliance Company IN THE WORLD, and has an UNPRECEDENTED RECORD of DEMAND AND SALE of Goods, as com pared with the extent ot advertising done THE NATURAL RESULT OF MERIT. Complete catalogue 6s. Circular free. Address, THE GREGG ELECTRIC CORE CO., SOt Intir-Octan Building. Chicago, I Please mention this paper. (omm RICKLtR." BEST Commercial Course. BEST Shorthand Course. BEST Penmanship Course. Board and room in private .homes,:$2.50 per week. Catalogue and specimen! of penmanship, free. PRAY PUMPS. MYERS PUMPSfi? HAY TOOLS. force &uri pump rpof IFOR 9I. 50000 HAY FORKS CARRIES! PATE NT v. i GREATEST CLASS VALYEfr -JIIMPROVEMEMT END FOR CATALOOUK. Please mention this paper. CYClos nun 11 ,,:-,, BAlS POWELL. i & Alton II 1 a.if i i tmtit r Da Fxnria Rum Dallv jm; connecia in luuisaa wij uiuwu pot with all flight trains for the west, southwest ?" . no Pun anH Hmnblnar Cars. Buffet train Lunch St. Louis to Kansas City. , JB.. R'xfl P U Kansas klty VSSUDUiea umuea nuna Uulun Depot with all trains for the west, south- Train, composed of new and elegant Smoking r... t.i... wullnlno Phalr Para frPA of PTtra vols, muM'O k7vjb . . charge, and Pullman falace Sleecliig Cars. This Is the only veauouiea irain runuuig uetwcou oi Louis ana luuisaa Mmwi 1 MS KANSAS1 COLORADOI OKLAHOMA! TEXAS! New MEXICO! ARIZONA! Unparalleled Resourcesof Cli mate, Products and Markets Writs to EDWARD HAREM, Special Immigra tion Agent, IANTA FE ROUTE, 1050 Union kn., Kansas City, Mo., for latest FXEE AMPHLETS. The Atchison, Topka & Santa F R. K. passes through twelve States and Terri tories, and, haTlns no lands of its own to sell, has no object In unduly advancing the inter ests of any particular locality, or in giving other tln perfectly reliable Information. Its prosperity being dependent upon the prosperity of the farmer of the Great South west, it is naturally willing to aid the deserv ing and industrious immigrant seeking to es tablish a new home, by giving him ail the (acU and data at lu disposal. ST. LOUIS. CHICAGO, OIIiHA, FEOIIIA, ST. PAUL AHD QIHHEAPOLIS. PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPING CARS. FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS. ONLY ONE CHANGE OF CARS TO THE ATLANTIC COAST THE BEST LINE FOR New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, AND ALL POINTS NOXVTH AND HLA.Q !'. Please mention lu Advocat when corres ponding with tdverttjera. iiiiiliiiiwi SOLID I KANSAS CIT! Hi ST, JOSEPH A. C. DAWES, General Passenger Agent, ST. LOUIS, M0. ITB Hw 1 flaal tir-"! SYSTEM, onnecting the Commercial Centera and rich farms of MISSOURI, '?be Broad Corn and Wheat Fields and Thriving Towns of KANSAS rhe Fertile River Valleys and Trade Cen ten of NEBRASKA, Che Grand, Picturesque and Enchanting Scenery, and the Famous Mining Districts of COLORADO, rhe Agricultural, Fruit, Mineral and Tim ber Lands, and Famous Hot Springs of ARKANSAS, rhe Beautiful Rolling Prairies and Wood lands of the INDIAN TERRITORY, The Sugar Plantations of LOUISIANA, Tne Cotton and Grain Fields, the Cattle ' Iianges and Winter Resorts of TEXAS, Historical and Scenic OLD AND NEW MEXICO, .vd forms with its Connections the Popu lar Winter Route to 1RIZONA AND CALIFORNIA. For full descriptive and Illustrated pam . 4lets of any of the above States, A.ldress H. C. TOWNSEND, Gen'l Pass, and Ticket Agent, AT. LOUIS. H THE GREAT VOTE MAKER ! Scott's mm AHD LAND LOAN PLAN. Send for one and give to your honest neighbor; we need him. Especially should each sub-Alliance secure a copy. What we need is more just such hooks. L. L Polk. Your original illustrations ehowlng the Influ ence ot our Iron-clad system of currency and the extract from Secretary Wlndom's speech on page 10 carry a power to convince that no man dare deny.-Walter N. Allen. It affords a completeness to our monetary sys tem which It never possessed. John O. Vtis. THOUSANDS BEING SOLD. ainele copy, 25c: one dozen, 13; one hundred, 115. Make up club I Don t delay! Address the author, S. U. SCOTT, UcPberson, Km., or, Tribune Publishing Co., Topcka.