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7 the boom period first appeared, and, after wards, when the full extent of oar collar-ee was known, they thought they had discov ered that Kansas people were all "confi dence men" and swindlers. As they saw it, the fair face of our state was tattooed over with the hideous signs of dishonesty. Then, one morning, the East looked in the glasr, and, behold! its own face was as badly dis figured as that of Kansas. Its own finan cial favorites went to grass with fearful rapidity. Eastern promises to pay fell to a lower average than Western promises to pay. Stocks and bonds which had been con sidered higher than the stars above Kansas securities eame plunging earthward with fearful unanimity. Chaos arrived and it did not come from the West. We commend this letter of Mr. Gleed to the secretary of agriculture, to the prayerful consideration of the Topeka Capital and other role or rain republican papers that have been engaged in the conspiracy to tear down the credit of Kansas. The reputation of the state and of her people have suffered from no other cause than the falsehoods and vile slanders that have found an outlet through these filthy sewers. Stand up for Kansas! A TMU5IPH OF PATERNALISM. In the Kansas City waterworks contest, the courts have decided in favor of the city, and the waterworks now become the property of the city, to be managed by the authorities for the public good. The strange part of all this is that all the great Kansas City dailies, instead of being shocked at this triumph of paternalism, are really rejoicing over it. The prece dent is a dangerous one. Kansas City people, after witnessing the benefits of ownership of their own waterworks, will next be after the gas works, electric light plants, and city railroads, and what argument will the great dailies have to offer against their acquirement f Later Since the above was writ ten, Judge Brewer, of the United States supreme court, has granted a supersedias, and the case is subject to another delay acid possible rev ersal. LITERARY PIRACY. We observe that several exchanges reprint, in whole or in part, our Washington correspondence without credit. We pay for this correspond ence, and it is our property. We might protect it by copyright, but we do not wish to do so. We are always glad to see it appreciated and re printed, but fairness and common honesty ought to induce those who use it to give the proper credit and not use the letters as original matter. There is altogether too much of this literary piracy going on. We ob serve it, not only in respect to Advo cate articles, but articles from other papers as well. Boys, this isn't fair; it isn't honest; it isn't doing as you would like others to do by you. Don't do it any more. A REWARD OF MERIT. Iteno county republicans have nominated Fletcher Meredith as their candidate for the legislature this year. This man, whose private char acter is a reproach to decency, was the author of the forged resolution attributed to the State Reform Press association relative to the pension question which created such wide spread excitement in 1800. It is thus that forgery, perjury and immoral ity are proposed to be rewarded by the crowd that is crying aloud for the redemption of Kansas. One of the first things the republican party will do when it gets back to power will be to settle the oumnoy problem. Capital, April 28. Permit us to ask how the republi can party will settle the currency problem if it gets back to power. It is not that this problem shall be settled that is important to the American people, but that it shall be settled in the right manner. According to the Leavenworth Times of April 26, a silver resolution was "throttled" in the recent republi can congressional convention at Val ley Falls, and the mongrel plank of the Minneapolis platform adopted in its stead with the attachment, "We mean what we say." The question now remains to be answered, what did they say 1 There will be no Kansans join the Coxey itea. Lawrence Journal. Fortunately, it is not necessary for Kansans to go to Washington in order to have their interests attended to by their representatives. If other states had all done what Kansas has done, there would be no need of Coxeyites from any state. Alt movements calculated to produce a revolt against the lawfully constituted au thorities of either state or nation should be frowned down by all good citizens. Em poria Republican. What about movements of the au thorities of state or nation to pro duce a revolt against the common rights of American citizens? A pkotected market for the sale of manufactured products and a free trade market for the purchase of la bor to manufacture those products this is the republican system of pro tection to American labor. We hear a great deal nowadays about vested rights of capital, but nothing about vested rights of per son. Perhaps this is an oversight, and perhaps again it isn't. We wonder what issue the democrats and republicans are going to fight over in the next campaign. Kansas Commoner. Why, tariff, of course. YOU'RE NOT A SUBSCRIBER. Well, what of it? That's no reason you should not read this paper and then give it to your neighbor. Some one has paid for it or else it is sent to you as a sample. By reading it you may catch onto something you did not think of before. Kind Works. Editor Advocate: I have been want ing to congratulate you for some time on the make up and ability of the Advo cats. It ia simply grand. It standi al most without a peer in the long list of re form papers. Your calm and dignified discussion of the most advanced ques tions ia of incalculable benefit to the re form movement. The bulk of the peo ple are through with the primer and ready for something harder. The Alli ance ia slowly dying because it won't advance. The procession goes on, "Time and tide waits for no man." A. Shearer. UNCLX AND NXPHIW. Interesting Correspondence On the Subject of Business Politics. continued series. Contraction Court, Wall Street, New York, April 20, im. W. N. Naut, IJoomtown. Kas.: Dear Nephew: Oar patron saint, Jay Gould, once on receiving a present of a barrel cf Bourbon whisky bearing the motto of Kentucky "United we stand, divided we fair eaid to hia part ner: "We'd better transpose that motto and make it read, 'Divided we stand, united we fall'" The real rulers of the United States and of the world from that hour to this have been adepta in changing mottoes and adages. Some of the old time drivelers who talked very much about the rights of man, like Jefferson, that old bankrupt said, "Eternal vigilance ia the price of liberty." The world's rulers, the money kings, have it, "Eternal vigilance ia the price of victory." If you don't know what that means you'll learn in time. Let me give you one example. You know that every thing of importance that ia done in the civilized world is scrutinized by our men, and if anything is done or said (would that I could say thought) which is not in accordance with capitalistic doctrines and principles, the actor or speaker is shadowed and if he persists in Y is oppo sition to us hia future ia sealed. We take no chance. No man goes to the front in any business or profession un less he knuckles to us. I am speaking of the East; the West had unfortunately, partly slipped from our grasp. I trust it is but temporarily so and that you and your party will do your duty in bringing Kansas into line. But tor that ex ample. On March 1, a Chicago edu cational paper, Intelligence, published an article on "Government Control of the School House." The writer said: With the progress of civilization the state is called upon to do more and more for so ciety. When the railroads failed to regu late their rates, the government stepped in and laid down broad and general rules for their guidance. While there is some grumbling, the benefits are so dearly apparent that no one would be willing to go back to the old system. In the same manner the state regulates insurance com panies. It regulates banks, fixing in some oases the legal rate of interest, oompelling them to publish statements of their condi tion, and providing for regular inspection. Such matter is a little too socialistic and anarchistic to go unnoticed. Most people think civilization is going on. If they get it into their heads that from time to time the state ia expected to do more and more for society, you can see where it will end. Bellamyism will be enthroned. Banking, railroading and similar enterprises will all pass out of our hands by degrees. We don't intend to let the fountain head, the school, be come corrupted. So a committee which attend to such work, gently hinted to the editor of that school journal that communications of similar socialistic tendencies must go to the waste basket hereafter. Perhaps you wonder what would be done if he failed to act on our advice. His business credit would be destroyed at the banks. His bjsiness paper would be dishonored. We would be pressed for payment of all debts due to menied n.en. Other journals of like kind would be forced by us to ilur his paper and defame it. We would ruin him. Oar olub met at the Bower of Ease, ai we call our club rooms, a few days ago. I read part of your last letter and must lav that it didn't infuse hope into anyone. You show the what did you call them? Dad? of Kansas to be mor e numerous and mors earnest than we had thought possible. What do you think of the Coxey trampsf We are rather nervous over the report that they will march through Wall street after leaving Washington and before disbanding. We may call oa Governor Flower for militia, and on the federal government for troops. Tom Scott's "rifle diet" will probably be swal lowed by some of these beggars before they learn their place. The sooner the better. We don't intend to let them dic tate how oar property shall be handled nor how much taxes we shall pay. Your uncle, K. Gold Isaacs. Boomtown, Kas , April 24, 1894. K. Gold Ixmc, Monopoly Chamber, New York guv: Dear Uncle Two congressional dis tricts have renominated the present in cumbents, who are republicans. ( I have to laugh till my sides ache when I read their platforms. I believe it was Tall ey -rand, the French diplomat, who said that language was given us that we might conceal oar thoughts. You'll think so when you read the platforms, which I enclose. The Fourth district said: "We favor gold, silver and papar money of equal value." If that doesn't beat Morton's fork for catching votes, I don't see why. Then think of thanking Broderick for resisting Cleveland in his attempt to take from the republicans their special prerogative of establishing "a British fiscal policy on American soil." Thank him for voting as every Populist voted. Thank him for voting contrary to 100 of his fellow republicans in the house of representatives. I am rather hopeful over my congres sional boom. I expect an irrigation wave to carry me into congress. I mean the movement to irrigate the land when the rainfall is insufficient. ("Irrigate" has had a different meaning among Kansas republicans since the prohibitory law went into effect; A young man will run well on our ticket. He will recall the departed days of glory of our party when Blaine and others were young leaders. We haven't a very bright record of late years to point to, so we must refer to the stirring days of 1801-'C5, etc Besides a young man will draw the votes of the many young men who have not rubbed against the world long enough to learn that they are sponges to collect wealth only to be squeezed by one arm or another of the money power untjf iey yield up most of what they have, wise in their own conceit, they imagine themselves to be embryo Vanderbilta, and will not do anything that will lessen the possibility of amassing wealth by hundreds of millions. After they have grown old and bent, and worn and gray in the service of the gold kings, after they have for a life-time produced wealth only to yield it up to their masters, after they have seen women whom they mar ried in the pride of their youth and loveliness, grow old and withered prema turely, broken in body and spirit by hard work without end, after they have raised a family of children and seen them start out on the weary treadmill of existence, they may become Pops. Bat just now they don't see all this. They don't think. Few workingmen do. The Populists have never nominated young men for important places. We count on using this to make their ambitious young men become like sulking Achilles, to make them half-hearted in support of a party that will not trust them. Oar people, without regard to politics, strongly sympathize with the Coxey movement. You will do well to call off the bloodhounds of the law and not trust too much to bayonets and gatling guns. The mass of republicans even, say they cannot blame unemployed men who can't get work, If they mala demands that congress give them em ployment. Your nephew, W. M. Naut.