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I 1 xthlUAYy&l' . TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1892. r&l$iiIFn$&s. KANSAS POLiriOS. Some Pointers Dished Up for ' Advocate" Headers. 0. L. Smith, of Phlllipsburg, thinks Baker's majority will be larger this year than before. The People's party of Labette county has nominated a full ticket, headed by J. B. Rellly for state senator. The Republicans have resurrected J. Ware Butter field and announced him to .- speak In Dickinson county soon. Mrs. Lucy Best was renominated for the office of superintendent at the La bette county convention on the 9 th. Morris L. Wheat, the Iowa orator, made a little tour of the Second and Third districts last week and did effective work. "Stand up for Kansas," coming from the Republican party, is like the cry of "stop thief" from a robber. Manhattan liepublic. The Eeno county people nominated one of those invincible "fusion tickets" last Thursday. Everything that la not Republican la fusion this year. An exchange says: "Remember the governor's veto is , jqual to eighty-two votes of the lower house and twenty-five of the senate. We don't want a railroad governor." Hon. T. J. Hudson opened the cam' palgn at Busby, Elk county, on August 4, speaking to an audience of nearly 4,000. O. L. McKesson, of Howard, and others delivered addresses. Hon. Wm. Rath, of Allen county, ia the People's candidate for state senator In the Thirteenth district He served In the legislature a few years ago and haa an unimpeachable record. The Wichita Eagle describes the Peo People's party as a "calamity-canker, rankled-glzzard, bitter-blighted and hind teat doom-sucking aggregation." Verily, this is a campaign of argument. Major Morrill's friends have sent many hundreds of letters expressing regret at hia defeat, and Intimating that they will not vote the Republican ticket straight. Brown County World (Republican,) There are great rustlers for funds in Saline county. The Alliance people there have a monthly subscription paper of nearly $300. Brother Jackson thinks if the other counties in the state do as well there will be no trouble about funds. The People's county tloket nominated at Wichita last week carries the names of B. E. Kies for district clerk, and Ed O'Brien for state senator. P. G. Ranaon and H. W. Ruqle were named for repre sentatives of the Sixty-seventh and Sixty ninth districts. IfL. D. Lewelling were a very poor man the hypocrites in the Republican party would claim that he ia not fit to be AN D TOPEKA TRIBUNE. governor because he was not successful In his own business. Mr. Lewelling is not a pauper, and therefore the g. o. p. leaders call him a capitalist Wichita Beacon. Wyandotte Herald: Thousands of Democrats of Kansas would probably have died and been gathered to their fathers In total ignorance of the great love bore towards them by Kansas Re publicans, had the late state convention nominated a straight Democratic ticket. Like the coy maiden it was too late In making its affection known. The importation of negro votes is a losing game for the Santa Fe. The peo ple of Derby refused to accommodate colored section hands sent there recently by the company. Other towns have shown the same opposition. James Lain, a farmer living near Derby, said: "There is no doubt but that the Santa Fe Is bringing in colored men wtth a- view of voting them. It is my opinion that this will be a losing game for the Republi cans. Every negro they ship in ia losing them at least two republican votes. I have heard a number of men who have always voted the Republican ticket say that they would not vote it thla year be cause they are satisfied that the railroads are colonizing this state with negroea for the purpose of electing the Republican tlcset" "We were Informed last week by one who Is In a position to know," saya the Pennsylvania Farmer, "that the Repub lican national committee has determined so send an army of 1,000 speakers and a fund of $1,000,000 into the state of Kansas in an attempt to redeem the state from the People's party. Why this des perate effort? If the Republican cause were a just one, any reasonable mind can readily see that such Invasion of a state, primarily Republican, would be unneces sary. The people of Kansas are Intelli gent, and more thoroughly American than are the inhabitants of any other state in the union. They are a reading, thinking people; they are brave and generous to a fault, and willing to listen to reason, so that we believe there is no amount of money that will corrupt them. We can't believe that $1,000,000 will undermine the honor of the great state of Kansas; neither can we believe that 1,000 nor 10.000 orators, preaching cor ruption and monopoly, can deceive the honest, Intelligent yeomanry of glorious, progressive Kansas." NATIONAL POLITICS. Populists of Missouri claim the state. Mrs. Annie L. Dlgga has gone to assist Gen. Weaver in California. An immense Alliance' encampment was lately held near Bonham, Texas. It continued three days. Addresses were made by many prominent speakers. The number of people In attendance was es timated to be fully 10,000. John W. Ewing, a prominent Michigan farmer, Is the Populist candidate for governor In that state. The People's party promises to cast a big vote In El Paso, Texas, at the fall election. The leaders have already opened the fall campaign, and are mak lng a vigorous fight Mr. Cleveland to win must carry all the states he carried in 1888, and add 43 votes. Vermont Is the only state in the union that Harrison la certain to carry. Gen. Weaver has twenty-seven silver states to back him. To which party Is the outlook most promising? The action of President Harrison in vetoing the McGarrahan claim reveals a stratum of scoundreilsm in the president which his worst enemy scarcely believed he possessed. Years ago, rich qulcksll ver deposits were discovered on McGar rahan's land, and a rich company proceeded to work this find, paying no attention to McGarrahan's claim of ownership to the land. He carried his case to congress, and the mining com pany have put every delay possible in hia way. A score of times he has been on the point of victory, and aa often the mining company hive bribed some one to upset the whole thing, and cause the battle to begin anew. A few days ago the bill passed the Democratic house and the Republican senate, and now Harrison upsets it by a veto. The secret of this veto is that one of the leading men in the mining company is D. O. Mills, father-in-law of Whitelaw Reld, the Republican candidate for vice president Ottawa Journal. "There is plenty of room at the top" la a phrase often on the lips of persons who defend the present compettilve, devil-take-the-hlndmost order of things. A more stupid and brutal fallacy than la Involved in this maxim never found ex pression. "At the top" of what is It meant that there Is plenty of room? Manifestly at the top of the others, of the mass. The very expression thus Im plies that the mass la and must be under most and that those who are at the top must be relatively few. -Jtow Nation. TO SUBSCRIBERS. Through the changes Incidental to the consolidation of the Advocate and Tkibuwf, it Is probable that quite a num ber of our readers have failed to get their paper. It Is the Intention to con tinue sending the paper to all subscribers of either paper, whose time had not ex pired. If your paper faila to come to your address, notify us by card. We have a few back numbers left You can get the Advocate aito Trib- xrtrz and the Kansas Farmer for $1.75 a year. IN GENEBAL. What They Are Doln? In Politics at Various Places. The Populists of Iowa held their state convention in Des Moines, on ths 11th, with a heavy representation and nominated a full state ticket At his opening meeting in Augusta, last week, Congressman Tom Watson spoke two hours and quit on account of exhaustion. Ills friends were alarmed, but he soon re covered. The Republicans of Georgia met in At lanta, Thursday, in state convention, and chose eleotors. Resolutions were adopted setting forth that it was inexpedient to nominate a state ticket. " JUDQl ORRSHAM. A dispatch sent out from St. Louis on the llthsaysr "The national People's party headquarters to-day were crowded with en thusiastic workers, all of whom were jubi lant over a telegram received, and its contents verified by a letter, that Judge Gresham had oonoluded to take the stump in the interest of the third party, and would make his opening speech at Indianapolis the latter part of this month. Chairman Taubeneok recoived this intelligence from the chairman of the state committee of In diana, to whom Judge Gresham had written declaring his intentions and setting forth his reasons for making a campaign in the interest of General Weaver. In his report to the national headquarters the Indiana chairman said that Judge Gresham, in ap prising him of his intentions, informed him by letter that he did not refuse the presidential nomination because &e was not in sympathy with the party, but for reasons that were entirely personal and not politi cal." ALABAMA. A speoial from Birmingham to the Den ver News, says: "Kolb, the People's party candidate, and entire ticket have been elected by at least 30,000 majority. We have carried nearly all the white counties in the state, and where the count has been fair we got a large majority of the negro vote. The opposition is claiming the state by a small majority, and their claim is based upon fictitious majorities in what is known as the "black belt." For instanco, Lowndes county (a black belt county) is claimed by the enemy with a majority of 2.000. Our friends claim to have the proof that we have carried it by 2,500. Ballot boxes with large majorities for the Kolb ticket, enough to change results in the counties, have been stolen sinoe the election. Money and whisky have been freely used, and every species of intimidation and threats have been resorted to for the pur pose of influencing voters for the Demo crats. They have openly violated the elec tion law in every part of the state, and in the black belt section have also disobeyed the mandate of the oourts as well by ap pointing ail or tne inspectors or election from the friends of Governor Jones, and where this was done Jones' majorities fre quently amount to more than there are voters in the belt"