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:
New Jersey 10
New York 36
North Carolina 11
South Carolina !
West Virginia 0
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.
C lorado 4
New Hampshire.... 4
North Dakota 3
Rhode Island 4
South Dakota 4
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
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.
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, It is expected that the Knights Tern
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