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9 LUTES Oy ACCEPTANCE FROM COL. HARRIS. Hon. J. W. BreidenthaU Chairman State Cen tral Committee People' Party, Enterprise, Kansas: Deab Sib: I have juat returned home after an absence of six weeks abroad, and have only since yesterday been apprised of the action of the convention of the People's party at Wichita. I should be "dull and Insensible indeed, did I not feel most profoundly affected by the superb generosity of the veteran soldiers In that convention. Their enthusiasm and earnestness In the patriotic desire to close up the ranks and present a united front to the common enemy is;iikea bugle call to every man who loves his country. I should desire no higher honor than to stand shoulder to shoulder In the ranks with men so brave and gener ous, and I feel most keenly, my weakness and Inability to do honor to our cause in so conspicuous a position as that to which I have been assigned. I can but pledge the utmost earnestness and good faith In the endeavor to maintain the principles enunciated in the St. Louis platform, as indorsed by the convention and which again in the history of our country rep resent the "resistance to tyranny" which 44ls obedience to God." With the most profound thanks to the entire conven tion I beg leave to place myself at your disposal Very sincerely and fraternally yours, W. A. Harris. Linwood, Leavenworth County, Kan., July 3, 1892. MAY TERM PHILLIPS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. Mortgages released la twenty-nine cases: Amount of judgments..... $17,077.36 Amount for which land sold 6,963.60 Balance unsatisfied judgments. 110,113.76 F. G. Johnson, Clerk District Court. THE PROHIBITION CONVENTION. The1 state convention of the Prohibition party, which met in this city on the 13th, nominated the following state ticket: For governor, I. 0. Pickering. For lieutenant governor, II. F. Dou thait. For secretary of state, II. W. Stone. For auditor, Gabriel Burdette. For treasurer, Joel Miller. For attorney, R. II. Nichols. For superintendent of public instruc tion, Miss Ida Hodgdon. For associate justice supreme court, C. P. Stevens. For congressman at large, Rev. J. M. Monroe. The following is the platform: The Prohibitionists of Kansas,in conven tion assembled, acknowledging their re sponsibility to Almighty God and to their fellow citizens for the proper exercise of the election franchise, make the follow ing declaration of principles: We endorse the platform of the national Prohibition party at Cincinnati First We declare for the suppression of the manufacture, sale, importation, ex portation and transportation of intoxicat ing liquors for beverage purposes, and we declare that taxation or license of this criminal business In any form, Is an allaince of government with criminals for felonious purposes, a fraud upon the victims, and the abrogation of the or dained use of civil government. Second We denounce the hypocrisy of the Republican party of Kansas in pre tending to oppose resubmission, and then providing for a constitutional con vention; In declaring in platforms in favor of enforcement, and then electing three-fourths of the officials who are known to be opposed to the law and in favor of non-enforcement; in declaring in favor of enforcement in the present state platform and at the same time in all the county platforms endorsing the non- enforcement policy of the state ad ministration; in attempting to deceive the people by the enforcement plank, while at the same time saloons are run openly and license fees are collected sys tematically in our cities and towns; in appointing and retaining police commis sioners who are enemies of the law, under the federal constitution; the state, not the municipality, is the unit of gov ernment, and we insist upon the domi nant party suppressing the municipal re bellion aganist the state. Third We deplore the number of par dont granted to persons convicted of violating the prohibitory law, both by the present and past administrations, and declare that the absolute power to grant pardons Is as dangerous In a Republican government, as is absolute power to con demn and punish, and should not exist. All power of the executive to pardon should be limited and regulated by law. Fourth We are opposed to the calling of a Btate constitutional convention as an unnecessary expense and an attempt to sugar coat resubmission and force it un wittingly upon the people. Fifth Our Interstate commerce law should be amended so as to prohibit the Introduction of Intoxicants Into prohibi tion territory. Sixth No citizen should be denied the right to vote on account of sex, and we denounce the double dealing of the Re publican party on this question, as shown by their legislative record. Seventh The circulating medium of the country may rightly consist of gold, silver and paper, and should all be of legal tender and in sufficient quantity to meet the demands of business and labor and not less than $50 per capita. We favor the free coinage of silver, and we denounce the act of 1373 by which Bilver was demonetized. All money should be issued by the general government Eighth All systems of transportation and communication should be controlled by the government In the Interests of the the people. Ninth We favor the raising of revenue for the economical support of the gov ernment by levying on what we possess, and not on what we consume;' hence, after protecting ourselves against foreign governments which levy tariff on us, or bar out our products from their markets, we favor raising the remainder by a graduated Income tax. Tenth Non-residents should not be allowed to acquire land in this country, and we favor the limitation of corporate ownership of land. All unearned grants of land to railroad companies should be reclaimed, and no further portion of the national domain should be thus granted. Eleventh Speculations In margins, the cornering of 'grains, money and pro ducts, and the formation of trusts and combinations for the arbitrary advance ment of prices should be prohibited. Twelfth Our Immigration laws should be so revised as to exclude from our shores all paupers and criminals. The required time of residence for naturali zation should be extended, and no natur alized pet son should vote within one year after naturalization papers are is sued. Thirteenth We believe In organized and combined labor, and that such labor organizations should have the right to be Incorporated, and should have all the rights to which organized and aggregat ed capital Is entitled. Fourteenth Taxable property should Delisted at actual value, lees any bona fide Indebtedness of the owner. Fifteenth We favor postal savings banks; the payment of salaries Instead of fees to all officials; the enlargement Used in Millions of Homes 40 Yeats the Standard. and enforcement of the civil service ays tern, and we denounce the hypocrisy of both the old parties in their treatment of this question. We favor the Australian ballot system, and we denonnce the ef forts of the old parties to disfranchise minority parties In the enactment of such laws. We favor the election of presi dent, vice president, senators, postmast ers and all district federal officers by di rect vote of the people. The president and vice president should be eligible to but one.term of six years. We favor municipal ownership of all public Improvements, such as water, street cars and illuminative plants. We favor liberal pensions for our war veterans; laws, protecting social purity; uniform divorce laws for all the states, based upon the divine law; the pro tection of all men in one day's rest in seven. Arbitration Is the way to settle all disputes, both between capital and labor and between nations. We favor the speedy opening of the Cherokee out let to settlement. We favor such legis lation as will encourage irrigation in western Kansas. We denounce Pinker- tonism and Carnegleism, convict, pauper and child labor, and oppose grants of money to sectarian schools. Sixteenth The ballot box is the cor ner stone of the republic. The ballot Is the most sacred right of the American citizen, and should be protected from violence in the south, and from corrup tion in the north. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? An Exodus of Negroes from TcimcHe to Kansas-Look Out for Them. From the Kansas Commoner. Fifteen hundred negroes en route from Memphis, Tenn., to Wichita, is the con dition of facts at the present time. The significance of this fact Is quite impor tant, and very suggestive, coming hb it does right upon the heels of the state ment that the state was being colonized for political purposes by the Republican party managers of this state. A representative of the Commoner made a partial investigation of this mat ter yesterday, and from one of the prom inent negroes of this city, learned that negroes were being rapidly shipped to this state from Tennessee and scattered promlscously throughout the state. He refused to state their real object in com ing here, but partly let the cat out of the bag when he admitted that every one of them would vote the Republican ticket, lie said, however, that besides the fifteen hundred destined for Wichita, countless numbers were being shipped to other parts of the state, and that already eighty-seven families had arrived at Sol dier City, a small town In the northwest ern part of Jackson county. The ne groes coming to Wichita, of which twenty or thirty families have already arrived, are from Memphis, Tenn., hail ing from that portion of the city known as "the bend," a portion of the city ex clusively inhabited by negroes, the vast majority of whom have always been in exceedingly straightened circumstances financially, which naturally gives rise to the conjecture as to how or where they raised the means necessary to transport themselves and effects from Memphis to this city. One negro offered as an ex cuse for this exodus that they were ilee ing from mob rule, which may be true, but when the reader, particularly he who is familiar with the customs of the south, takes into consideration that this Is one of the dullest times of the year in the south, and that the prosperous days for the negroes are right during the cotton season, and that the negroes who depend upon the cotton industry for a livelihood have been Idle for months past, he la at a loss to conjecture by what means suf ficient funds were raised to enable fifteen hundred nagroes living In one neighbor hood to arise as one body and migrate to Kansas. IMPORTANT NOTICE. The executive committee has issued the following call for funds, and we kindly but earnestly plead for every re form paper, every speaker, and every loyal son and daughter of our cause to lend a helping hand towards raising funds in carrying out the principles for which the People's party has been or ganized. Headquarters of the national executive committee during the cam paign will be at Hotel 'Richelieu, St Louis, Mo.: To tlm lleform Workers Throughtntt th United States: The national committee of tie People's party makes this appeal to you for an im mediate contribution for campaign funds. The events of the past few days and the ad vices received from every part of the Union render it certain that a political crisis is upon us, and we must be supplied with funds immediately to enable the committee to d'j the work that has been thrust upon it. Civil liberty and publio order are at stake. Do not delay a moment. Take up collections at once and forward by money order, postal note or draft, to M. C. Rankin, treasurer of theoommittee,atTerreIIaute,Ind. Let every patriotic man and woman Bend in at least $1 each before the 21th of July. This money is needed to meet the legitimate and indis pensable expenses of the campaign. This is the people's fight, and the people must sup port it. "Quit ye like men; be strong." Each individual will consider himself a committee of one to forward $1, and in ad dition the chairman of each club and each speaker will read the address to his club or audience and take up a collection, urging each person to contribute at least $1, and forward the same without delay. II. E. Taubbsick, Chairman. M. C. Rahkiw, Treasurer. Where Will You Spend Your Vacation? The Burlington Route has on sale round trip tickets at greatly reduced rates to Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake, San Francisco, Portland, Yellow stone Park, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Spirit Lake, the Black llilla, Puget Souno points, and to all tourists points in Colo rado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Dakota, Minnesota, Alaska and Califor nia. For rates and further Information, address, A. C Dawes, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, St Louis, Mo.