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11 An Open Letter to Mr. Hoch. Dxak Sir: I read with a great deal of interest your letter in regard to ac cepting the Domination for governor on the republican ticket. I told a friend, here ia a nice, good, young republican who has become disgusted with tha ways of the republican party. Among other good things you say: "I am tired of seeing this great office kicked like a football over the prairies of Kansas. I am disgusted with the dispensing of its perquisites in ad vance and as a means of their attain ment. From all these things our party has sufiered sorely in the past." Now, Brother Hoch, these and worse doings are just what has driven thou sands of us from the republican party, and if you think seriously on that sub ject, you will conclude that you will do more good by helping a new party along (for God knows it is hard enough to keep even a new party pure) than by under taking the impossible task of purifying an old seething, festering mass of cor ruption like the republican party. Brother Hoch, you see the stream of corruption as it flows dark and tarbid with all manner of tricks, falsehoods, deceptions and crimes. You are willing to grasp the flag of purity, and lead an army on to reform, but your vision is short; you seem to see only what is di rectly before your eyes; you do not look to the source from whence the foul stream started. Allow me to turn your attention in that direction. When the patriotic citizens of this country were giving wealth, health and life, to save this nation from disruption, this foul stream of corruption reached Washington, and our lawmakers gave us a financial system that continually makes paupers and millionaires; they also gave us a so-called protective sys tem that protects the rich by taking from the poor; they gave hundreds of millions in land and money to railroad corporations besides the privilege to charge all the traffic can bear. Govern ment became a means to rob the many to enrich the few. From these things the corruption spread. When corpora tions and individuals can make millions through and by special legislation, then public officers, as their agents, want a share of the plunder. After they have a taste once they want to hang on to the office; others would like to displace them, and get a chance themselves, therefore all means are used to keep, or get office. After corruption of national politics follows the corruption of state, county and munici pal politics, and the purification of poli tics becomes an "iridescent dream." Any party that ia instrumental in pass ing or defending unjust laws, will from that time on, be controlled by corrupt means and methods. Brother Hoch, take an older man's ad vice; if you are really in earnest about working for the purification of politics, leave the old party, if you stay they will sit down on you so heavy that you may not be able to recover again. We give a very cordial invitation to all real reformers. We started out with honest heart and pure desires. We want and sorely need all the help we can get to accomplish our objects, that is, equal righta and opportunities to all, special privileges to none; public office to be a public trust, not a private snap; the office to seek the man, not the man the office. This is the good, old Alliance teaching. Come and join us. Fraternally yours, M. Sexx. Populist Argument From a Gold-Bag Source. An editorial communication in tha Bankers' Magazine and Statistical Rg Jater for March, 189 in diaoussing the decline in wheat and silver, makes the following statement: In this oonneotion there has been muoh controversy over the cause of the continued depression in wheat the world over; and the simultaneous break in the price of silver to a lower record also, the latter as oause and the former as effect. Early in the month the United States was sotting in London 73 cents gold for its No. 2 red winter wheat; Russia, India, Argentine, and all other wheat exporting countries were gettinj for an inferior wheat $1 07 to $1.10 in silver at the then prices of silver and foreign ex change between London and the several oountries from which she was importing wheat, all of which are on a silver ourrenoy basis, except this oountry. The above prioes in silver for wheat were p radically the same as the silver oountries were getting ten years ago, or before the great depression in the prioes of wheat in this oountry and Eu rope had set in. Yet the purchasing power of silver in these silver wheat-raising ooun tries, with few and temporary exceptions, has been but little ohanged. Hence, the Russian, India and Argentine farmer ia getting about old prioes for his wheat, owing to the decline in silver, caused largely by overproduction in this oountry, while the Amerioan farmer is getting only about two-third the price of ten years ago. The oonsequence is that wheat pays as well as formerly, in the silver oountries, with their improved and increased means of transportation by rail, with their interior boundless wheat areas; and they are all constantly increasing their production, while the gold countries of Europe and the United States are being driven out of wheat culture because they cannot compete with these silver oountries as long as wheat, or silver, or both, are so low as now. It is use less to deny that our egrioultural olasses are getting poorer and poorer each year, ex- oepting when other oountries have short crops; or that our former supremacy in the wheat markets of the world has been lost for some cause or oauses, and that the silver wheat exporting oountries have taken it away from us, as we are the only wheat-ex porting oountry of the world that is on a gold basis. The Woman's Progressive Political League. Various subjects of interest were dis cussed by the women at the regular meeting of the Topeka Woman's Pro gressive Political league on Wednesday, March 21, the principal one being the "Omaha ordinance." After it was thor oughly ventilated, the following resolu tion was unamimousl) adopted: Whibias, The first great national conven tion of the People's party did, in its wis dom, institute the so-called Omaha ordi nance; and Whxbkas, The Woman's Progressive Po litical league, of Topeka, believe this pro vision to have been made by a foresight, almost akin to inspiration, that nothing is more important for the future suoowss of this new party, or more calculated to insure its oontinued purity; and Whibiai), We believe that no man who loves the reform oause and desires to see it prosper will object to the provisions of this ordinance; therefore, be it Resolved, That the Woman's Political Progressive league, of Topeka, call upon the various leagues throughout the state, and upon all persons interested in a gov ernment of and by the people, to unite in demanding that this ordinance be annexed to every call made for county, state or na tional People's party conventions. Arrangements were made to give an entertainment on the evening of Wednesday, March 28. There will be some refreshments in addition to a short program of music and recitations. An enjoyable time is expected, and all are invited to come and participate. Exchanges are requested to copy reso lutions. United States Finance gjitem. Editor Advocate: For the first time since the "best banking system the world ever saw" went forth as law, I read on pago 3072, Ccxyrtsaiosal Record, tha whole act crammed into a nut shell and stated by Senator Stewart in the senate of the United States. Here : it is, let all read it, and then inquire of any ordinary lunatic if he don't know himself what caused the present panio: "We have a law upon our statute book which the people do net appear to understand. It, in effect, compels the government to borrow money, pay interest on it, and loan it to corporations. The govern ment haa to pay from 3 to 5 per cent, and must loan to corporations at 1 per cehtA' Corporations in Kansas loan at from 10 to 40 per e'eat, Average of produc&cn tor the l&at 400 years, 3 per cent. Let all the "intelligent people" get their 10 year old daughters and sons to strike a balance sheet from the above, reckoning the volume of currency at $2,000,000,000 and to run for thirty years, and see "whew we are at." Exak. Current History for the fourth quarter of 1893 sums up in a nutshell both eidea of the Hawaiian question; gives an elaborate re view of the situation in the United States as regards the tariff, and the general inter ests of business and industry, with statistics for the year; traces the oauses and signifl oanoe of the trouble in Brazil; discusses with great clearness the international prob lem of the balance of power in the Medi terranean; reviews the political situation in the United. States, the Qravesend affair, the working of the liquor dispensary law in South Carolina, the prohinition movement acd the growth of new political forces in Canada; discusses the facts and tendencies of the growth of socialism and anarohy in Europe; sums up what has been done to the end of 1893 in the way of Australasian fed eratioo; chronioles the events of the Mata bale war; treats of the anti-foreign senti ment in China and Japan; gives a resume of progress in scientific research, as tronomioal and arob a; logical discovery. photography in natural colors, etc.; reviews over 100 of the new books; sketches the oareers of the eminent dead; outlines the life and work of Franols Parkman; and con tains a fund of valuable information on a host of other timely topics. Portraits of many prominent personages, as well as use ful maps, etc, adorn the pages. Editor ially and typographically the work shows the greatest care. 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