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0 THE ADVOCATE
EOT THEY DECEIVE THE PEOPLE. Bradstreet, in hk review of J anuary 2, makes this statement: There is reason to believe hundreds of in dustrial establishments hare begun work within a week or two, although not on full time in all oases, of whioh no epeoiflo men tion has been made in print. Why has no speoifio mention of these things been made in print? Oan the reader gness? We are constantly told that manufacturers are shutting down because they are afraid of the effect of the Wilson tariff. They can not manufacture goods under the McKinley tariff to be sold under the Wilson tariff. The people are told this stuff in order to create sentiment against a democratic congress. It would spoil the scheme to "make specific mention" of the establish ments that are beginning work before the Wilson bill becomes a law, and hence Dan and Bradstreet make no report of them. The fact is, the real ground of com plaint by the people against this con gress involves republicans as well as democrats. This battle upon the tariff is a mere sham. Upon all questions that concern the interests and welfare of the people the two parties are a unit against them. Other causes than the tariff effect the demand for manufactured goods as well as for agricultural products, and the people know it. These deceptive practices will not succeed as well in the future as they have done in the past. A change of a small per cent, in the tariff schedule will not change the condition of the people. Prosperity will not follow the adoption of the Wilson bill anymore than it followed the repeal of the Sherman law. EESEBVE $111,000,000, Niw Tobz, February 3. The weekly bank statement shows the following ohanges: Bessie, inoreaae $2,580,000; loans, increase $753,900; specie, increase $2,663,100; legal tenders, inoreaae $942,500; deposits, increase $1,111 0C0, circulation, decrease $71,100. The banks now hold $111,022,950 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent. rule. Press Dispatch. It is to furnish a paying investment for this idle money that causes Car lisle so much trouble about a bond issue. Of course there is no patern alism in a soehme of this kind. Tns Wichita Eagle is wonderfully exercised jast now cn account of "the recent attack of leading Populists against the character of Mrs. Lease." We desire to remind the Eagle that the only leading Populist that has made any "attack against the char acter of Mrs. Lease," is Mrs. Lease herself; and inasmuch as the Eagle and other republican papers that are quoting the Eagle's remarks have in dalged very freely in this sort of thing in the past they shouldn't get so excited now. Mrs. Lease has read eo much of this stuff in republican papers for the past three or four years that she has probably come to believe there must be something in it. Keep cool gentlemen, don't get frightened at your own shadows. Mr 3. Lease has become so accus tomed to making indiscriminate chsrges against people that she does ret even epare herself. She has recently brought charges against herself that nobody else overheard of. No ona can blame a subscriber who stops his paper just now whan the senate is going to disoaas the tariff. Emporia Gazette, February 4. That's right. The people under stand that the tariff is a sham and they are tired of it ADDRESS OF WELCOME. Governor Lewelling Speaks in Behalf of Kansas People. Addressing the National Council of the F. A. and I.U., assembled in Topeka, February 6, 1894, Governor Lewelling said: "Gentlemen op the National Fabm ers' Alliance: It is a real pleasure to welcome to the broad and hospitable prairies of Kansas the distinguished rep resentatives of your illustrious order; il lustrious because its members have been and are the stalwart champions of bet ter government and a more worthy civil ization. On behalf of the people of Kansas, and as the chief executive of the state, I extend to you a cordial and hearty greeting, and express the wish that your visit to our commonwealth may be one of pleasure and profit; of profit not to yourselves alone, cor even to the people whom you directly repre sent, but of profit to. the whole people. "In a country like ours, that whioh benefits the farmer alike redounds to the welfare of all, and when prosperity crowns his toil the people rejoice. "I have nothing to say in the way of flattery to you, nor is there aught which I would set down in malice against oth ers, but it can be said in truth that the organization whioh you represent has proved itself to be the vanguard of re form. Where you have lad a great po litical party has followed. You have discovered the long-felt want, and the people have responded with a political organization whioh to-day stands boldly for the rights of individual citizenship. Stands for the whole people against fa voriteism and greed. MI wish your meeting here to-day might be under brighter skies, but it ia no fault of yours that the sun of pros perity is obscured by financial distrust and the demoralization ot business. It is an opportune time to join with the 'calamity howlers,' for it is a lamentable fact that no such distress and distrust has ever been known in this country's history as that which prevails at the present time. "Were the distress confined to your own class or to those engaged in any particular industry it might be endured, but it extends to all localities and em braces all industries. From manufact uring centers, especially, comes the tale of misery and suffering. "Charitable and benevolent associa tions are taxed to the utmost. Men who, if furnished work, would scorn to be the recipients of charity, are asking alma. Station houses are overcrowded nightly with applicants for shelter, and these things tell the sad story, while our national congress is deaf to the voice of the oppressed. K this is a calamity wail, permit me to quote from an ortho dox journal, the Pittsburg Dispatoh, il lustrative of the conditions existing in that city, and what is true of Pittsburg is also true of other manufacturing centers: 'Six thousand families are re ported to be in need ot immediate re lief.' These are the head lines. Not 6,000 persons, gentlemen, but 6,000 fam ilies, rtprtrU22f a population as large Mthxt cl the cr jital city la which youj are cow assembled. Esv. Father Sheedy, during a meeting at Pittsburg, said: 'I know the conditions and they are ap palling.' Rev. T.C. White said: 'I rep resent my parish and I have found men in need cot only in my parish and among my people but among their neighbors. The need is very great' C.L. McGre said: 'I have been appalled by the re sults of the census in my own ward, the Fourteenth. It showed 585 families, making a total of 2,980 persona Twenty per cent, of the population were suffering for the necessaries of life. If something is cot done and done quickly there will be a state of things here such as few dream of now. The people won't starve, and they should not' 'Food for the starving' is the head Una of another article. 'The penitentiary almost full' is still another. One of the announce ments are: 'Warden White has 1,000 convicts, the largest number in the pris on's history.' Acd then the article states: 'There has been a large increase in the cumber of inmates in the past few weeks. The prison officials blame it on the hard times, saying a man would rather steal than starve.' These ex tracts are from one or two copies of the same paper, published in one city. It can be repeated in every large city in the cation, but it would be only a repetition ot a too sad and o'er true tale. These are far away, and our enemies say they are in the effete east. I will cot, there fore, speak ot the 10,000 people who are annually made homeless in Kan sas by the foreclosure of mortgages. I will cot speak of the multitude which daily tramp the streets of our cities ask ing for charity. Our daily newspapers have hastened to tell the world that our jails and alms houses are filled to over flowing, while the governor invites still others of the world's poor to Kansas. These things are in Kansas, and out of very shame I make co further reference to them. But, my fellow citizens, it is yours to remedy these conditions, and in the came of humanity, in the came of millions yet unborn, to-day I extend my thanks to your coble order that it has stood for humanity, for righteousness, for equality against the influences of gold. "A great political party, the offspring ot your wisdom, as Minerva sprang from the brain ot Jupiter, cow stands ready to do your bidding. We have mad some progress, and as sure as God and truth endure we shall yet triumph over the enemies ot the plain people. We invite your continued co-operation and guidance. The unrest of the people ia general. The organizations of labor, which have been waiting for a Daniel to come to the judgment seat have at last found him in the new-born party, and are ready to join with us in preventing the further encroachment ot a class that baa co fear of God, co love ot country, co respect for man, co kindred feeling with humanityand whioh worships only at the shrine ot self, and bows to co God but gold. More than all, the organiza tion which you brought into being is cow being felt by those who have co respect for anything but power. Let us not for get, therefore, that in union there is strength, and let us ally the forces of a common humanity against those who would oppress. "We have been too long the clay in the hands of the potter to be moulded and fashioned according to the design of a power whioh would consume us, but to day let us swear by the spirit of the revolution that honor shall not desert our legislative halls; justice shall cot flse from the courts, and that the people shall ultimately triumph acd their voice become a potent factor in the formation j of our laws. The American people are patient acd patriotic and long suffering, but they are also proud. As already quoted, they won't starve in the midst of plenty. "Why shall our idle laborers cot dig the silver in our cative hills. We can buy the products of the world with the gold and silver of our mines, while a domestic currency might be made suffi cient for the interchange of our own commodities. Thus, this republic might become even richer and greater; its wealth be distributed among all the peo ple, and the American citizen become in deed a king in his own right "Acd cow, gentlemen, without detain ing you longer, I express the hope that in your deliberations you may be gov erned by prudence, and guided by wis dom, acd that your actiocs here may re sult in great good cot only to the olass which you represent but to all those who are so largely dependent upon you. "To this end, therefore, I invoke the aid of Him whose code ia mercy, and whose attributes are love, and before whom the prince and beggar stand on equal footing. Expressing the further wish that when your business here is bro Jght to a close and you separate to go to your respective homes you will carry with you pleasant memories of Kansas and her people, I again greet you with a hearty acd cordial welcome." Eoys in Blue Social. Following is the program of a social to be given by the Boys in Blue at the People's league rooms, February 7, at 7:30 p.m.: Call to order by the captain. Prayer by the chaplain. Address by Capt. Osborne. Music by the Colored Glee club. "History and Purposes of Boys In Blue," Capt. Moore. Song by M 18863. Hendrick. Short stories by the members. Declamation by Orlow Hendrick, Song by the Corning Glee club. Declamation by Mrs. J. C. Potts. Song by Miss M. Magerl. Music by Miss Hendrick. Why don't a syndicate of American farmers, wheat, corn and stock growers pool their bank accounts and buy Ameri can securities once in a while; eh? Sing another verse ot that 'good, old breeze, "America,'' than read the above dis patch again, as you walk up to the ballot box and cast a vote to endorse the policy of the administration, or of the party that stands ready to push the very same policy even more vigorously. Cleveland Citizen. Talk about the New York and Phila delphia sweating system, but there ia a concern in Dallas that has a sweating attachment of its own. A Dallas manu facturing company pays women seam stresses $1.05 per dozen for making pants, and then requires them to pay 25 cents per dozen for finishing. This gives the women 80 cents per dozen for making pacts. How is that for a Texas sweat? Texas Advance. Lt the United States foreclose its mortgage against the Union Pacific rail road, and buy the road at its actual value. By thus running the road at a safe margin of profit the people would be benefitted. Who would be injured? Why the same class of men as those who crack stones and make shoes for the gov ernment, only they don't get caught Now. On Track of Something Bice. Write to O. T. Nicholson, G. P. A., Santa Fe Route, Topeka, Kas., for one or more free copies of a pretty folder de scribing the Texas coast country where one fruit grower made (6,000 last year off of t&irteen acres o' pear trees. It may be the beginning of a future for you. Who knows?