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THIS ADVOCATE. A Veteran's Views, The following letter from a well known ex soldier of Oasge county was first published in the Lyndon Herald: "Ever since the organization of the re form movement the presa and publio ipeakera of the republican party have continued to howl and rave about the old soldier and the pensions, and especi ally since the present administration (having found there had been gross frauds committed by whioh many pen sions were being paid to persons not en titled to receive them) had suspended a few for the purpose of investigation and correction, have they continued to bray louder than ever, and well they may, for the time haa come when they need the united support of the old veterans worse than they ever did before, but, alas! they will call in vain; their doom is sealed, hence the uniting of the two old parties in congress. But let me rehearse a little of my experience and my knowledge of the work of this once g. o. p. and thereby judge of their honor, etc. To begin with them, I am an ex soldier, having served from April, 18C1, to the end of June, 1861 (am a pensioner, thanks to the former Cleveland administration), and never voted anything but the re publican ticket until 1890, except an oc casional scratch on local officer. But so far back as Grant's veto of the bounty bill and signing the bill doubling his own salary, I began to do a little think ing for myself instead of allowing the party leaders to think for me as I had done in the past and as they are still doing fof the rank and file of the party to-day. Then the appointment of Moeby and all the other 300 and 400 ex-confed erate general to important positions of honor or trust and at the same time keeping up the billingsgate of abuse, slander, etc, and the flaunting of that ensanguined garment. "I thought more and more of these inconsistencies, this hypoorisy and double dealing, and it was very hard for me to bring mself to believe (even with all this evidence before me), in faot, I could not then believe that more than just a few of the worst element of the party leaders were cognizant of or in collusion with all this great oonspiracy to mislead and misguide the people; but aa victory followed victory for them they became bolder and more defiant of the people, for all this was only done to distract attention while they were sell ing the people as slaves to England and Wall street. Bat, behold! all at once and without apparent warning to them the People's party sprang into existence and I am proud to say that a very large number of the old boys in blue wre found in the front rank of the movement who, like myself, had been waiting and watching for just such a chance to speak their thoughts, and when the report of that first battle for right came in No vember what commotion there was in the old camp and how we ex-soldiers were cursed and abused. But some thing more must be done and soon we learn that every one of us, especially those who were at all prominent in the People's party, were black-listed at the pension department, and that too by or through those of our old comrades who, still blinded by prejudice, were ready to do the bidding of their party leaders at all hszardi, and to-day many of ua know that we have thus been deprived from obtaining our jaBt due. This of course will be denied, but there is occasionally an honeet, honorable man left among them who does not endorse some of thsir methods and lets such secrets out. Tea, the republican party issued pen dcxs at the lowest possible rate sad then doled out the increases in the small est amounts just to taffy the unwary asd keep them voting the tioket straight. Then after 1884, when the democrats came into power, they doubled up on! the increases aa well aa on original claims, and thus nearly doubled the ap propriation for pensions. This too was for the purpose of catching votes, so one party was no better than the other and neither cared a straw for the old veteran, but only wanted his vote to keep them in porer that they might do the bidding of Wall street. Always ready to legislate millions from the producer into the pocket of the money kings and monopo lies, although they got but a very small fraction 'Of the boodle themselves. Knowing all this to be true, is it not sufficient reason for cutting loose from the old rotten party at the first oppor tunity? "Now, I want to say to the old boys, do not allow those howling shysters to scare you. The democratic nor any other administration dare not out off one single honest pension, and if a few thousand fraudulent ones (many, per haps, of which were worked through for the purpose of adding votes to the g. o. p.) should be stricken from the rolls, so much the better for the rest of us who now have to bear the odium heaped upon all pensioners by the plutocrats of Wall street who are enjoying the fruits of our gallant service and who would now rob ua of our dues, financially, and our liberties aa well. V. E. T." Gold Galore. 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Wood mint, Fiuon tt Co., Ka nm City, Jj.: Gentlemen I believe It my duty to write you a line In regard to the beneficial effects of your Tour C Remedy," so far as I am personally con cerned. A week ago last Thursday I was taken X with a very severe attack of la grippe, and In a not speas bed the greater part of several days. Having just gotten h, up, l was sitting in me onice oi me iwngnsner i iioiei.n neing aooui noon, wnen Air. j. m. uersn umv nnowti v.. A . u - i ,r di.i s- HfSUR W ";OPPIFlf, KansasCity, Mo., came in, he being on a traveling I U-v I VO ortUiriU tour, and knowing me. asked what was the mat J TfJ roa ter? I told him I had the "grip," whereupon he C LA GRIPPE went to his valise and took out a bottle of your "4-C Remedy," and told me to take a pj oomul of it which 1 did, as he said it had relieved him aim ost inptnty cf the tame ccmplalnt. as only the day previous he bad betn go hoarse, and feeling so badly, he was tt tally unfit for business. I at ence bought a bottle. The night previ ous I had cecftfced nearly the entire night; just before retiring 1 took a teaspconful and slept the entire night aa sweetly as ever I did in my life, sot coughing once. I was entirely relieved before taking cne bottle. 1 belts' Ccuph. told and Cioup cuieibould beinevery household In the land. I send jcu this wholly unsolicited by oyone.for you are benefactors of the race In giving it the antidote for seme of the worst afflictions to which it is belr. Very truly yours, . C. J. XESB1TT, Editor.