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Call of the People's Party State Central Com
mittee. A delegate convention of the People's
party of Kansas will be held ia the city
of Topeka on Tuesday, Jane 12, 1891,
convening at 10 o'clock, a. m., for the pur
pcee of placing in nomination candidates
for the following offices: Governor, lieu
tenant governor, secretary of state,
auditor of state, treasurer of state,
attorney general, state superintendent of
publie instruction, associate justice of
the supreme court and congressman at
The several counties in the state will
be entitled to representation at said
convention as follows:
and unlimited coinage of silver at the
ration of 16 to 1; who believe in more
money and less taxes; who believe in
strict economy in government affairs;
who believe in a graduated income tax;
who believe in the government owner
ship of railroads; who believe the prom
ises made by the government to the sol
dier when he enlisted be strictly ful
filled; who believe that freight and pas
senger rates in Kansas should be baaed
on the actual cost of construction and
legitimate expense of operating the
railroads, and that such rates should be
reduced to correspond with the reduced
prices of the products of labor; who be
lieve that the wages due railroad em
ployes should be a first lien on all prop
erty of the road, payable before any
other claim, whether the road ia oper
ated by the company or by receivers,
and that no officer or stockholder of any
railroad should be appointed receiver
thereof, and who believe that the legis
lation outlined herein will restore pros
perity to the country and enable thous
ands who are now tramping the country
in enforced idleness to secure profitable
employment and enjoy the fruits thereof,
be invited to participate in the prima
ries and conventions. By order of com
mittee. John W. Breidestthal,
CnAS. S. Davis, Chairman.
Grant 2cott 3
Graham. 4 Sedgwick 14
Jewell .' 8
The basis for said representation is
two delegates at large for each county
and one additional delegate for each 350
votes or major fraction thereof, cast for
R. S. Osborn for secretary of state, de
termined by adding the vote cast for him
in 1800 and in 1892 and dividing the re
sult by 2 Delegates to said convention
will be elected by a regularly called
county convention of the party and it is
recommended that conventions for the
election of delegates to this convention
be held in all counties in the state on
the 21th of May, 1894, and that the pri
maries for electing 'delegates to said
county convention be held on Tuesday,
May 22, at suoh places as may
be designated by the call for county
conventions. It is also recommended
that at the county conventions held for
the purpose of electing delegates to these
conventions, the county central commit
t3 for the campaign of 1894 be selected
.and that said committee meet immedi
ately after the adjournment of said con
vention for the purpose of organizing;
that the selection of the county commit
tee be made the first order of business
in said convention after permanent or
Conization. The secretary of said county
convention will forward to the state
chsirman a list of the delegates and al
ternates, together with a list of the
county central committee as selected
'immediately after the adjournment of
Quid convention. It is recomended that
in the selection of delegates to said state
envsntien, the several conventions re
f:?'n from electing any state officer or
j employe. It ia f urther recommended
. rVsIl persons, irrespective of former
.:. -f i-'Jatioat, who ballsy iia tfca tm
Sullrage Mass Meetings.
A "sweep" of 100 two-day county mass
meetings has been arranged for May and
June. Four of these meetings will be in
progress each day. The dates are, in
part, as follows. It will be observed that
The following meetings will be ad
dressed by Mrs. Chapman-Catt, Mrs.
Disrss and Mrs. Jenkins:
May 15-16 Hiawatha, Brown county.
May 16-17 Seneca, Nemaha county.
May 17-18 Frankfort, Marshall county.
May 18-1! Washington, Washington county,
May 21-23 Concordia, Cloud county.
May 23-2: Mankato, Jewell county.
May 23-24 Belleville, Republic county.
May 24-25 Manhattan, Riley county.
May 25 Chapman, Dickinson county. Mrs.
May 26 Clay Center, Clay county.
May 28-29 Junction City, Geary county.
May 21) 30 Enterprise, Dickinson county.
May 80-81 Minneapolis, Ottawa county.
May 81-June 1 Beloit, Mitchell county.
June 1-2 Stockton, Rooks county,
Juno 4-5 Osborn, Osborn county.
June 5-6 Gaylord, Smith county.
June 6-7 Smith Center, Smith county.
June 7-8 Philllpsburg, Phillips county.
June 8-9 Oberlin, Decatur county.
June 11-12 Atwood, Rawlins county.
June 12 St. Francis, Cheyenne county.
June 13-14 Norton, Norton county.
June 14-15 Goodland, Sherman county.
June 15-16 Colby, Thomas county.
June 18-19 Oakley, Logan county.
June 19-20 WaKeeney, Trego county.
June 20-21 Ellis, Kills county.
June 21-22 Russell, Russell county.
June 22-23 Ellsworth, Ellsworth county.
June 25-2U Salina, Saline county.
June 26-27 Lincoln, Lincoln county.
June 27-28 Hill City, Graham county.
June 28 Waldo, Mrs. Dings.
June 28-29 Hoxie, Sheridan county.
June 29 Plainville Mrs. Dlggs.
The meetings at the following places
will be addressed by Miss Susan B. An
thony, Rev. Anna H. Shaw, Miss Helen
L. Kimber and Mrs. Rachel L. Child.
May 15-16 Cottonwood Falls, Chase county.
May 16-17 Emporia, Lyon county.
May 17-18 Burlington, Coffey county.
May 18-19 Garnett, Anderson county.
May 21-22 Ottawa. Franklin county.
May 21 Leroy, Miss Anthony.
May 22 Osawatomie Miss Antnony.
May 23 Pomona Mrs. Child.
May 23-24 Paola, Jiiania county.
May 24-25 Pleasan ton, Linn county.
May 25-26 Ft. Scott, Bourbon county.
May 28-29 Girard, Crawford county.
May 28-Pittsburg Mrs. Child.
May 29-80 Columbus, Cherokee county.
May 80-31 Oswego, Labette county.
May 81 Cherryvale, Montgomery county.
June 1 Independence, Montgomery
June l-a cnanute, Neosno county.
June 4-5 Iola, Allen county.
June 5-6 Yates Center, Woodson county.
June 6-7 Neodesha, Wilson county.
June 7-8 Howard, Elk county.
June 8-9 Eureka, Greenwood county.
June 11-12 Eldorado, Butler county.
June 12-18 Arkansas City, Cowley county.
June 13-14 Sedan, Chautauqua county.
June 14-15 Winfleld, Cowley county.
June 15-16 Wellington, Sumner county.
June 18-19 Kingman, Kingman county.
June 20-21 Wichita, Sedgwick county.
June 21 -22 Newton, Harvey county.
June 22-23 Marion, Marion county.
June 25-26 Lyons, Rice county.
June 26-27 Hutchinson, Reno county.
June 37-2$-mtt, Pratt county,
June 28-29 Greensburg, Kiowa county.
June 29-30Dodg City, Ford county.
June SOand July 1-2 Garden City, Finney
Editor Advocate: A gibbering idiot
who edits a republican paper in Kansas
says Coxey's army may cause a revolu
tion. It would be as logical to say the
turning of the hind trucks of a rear car
makes the train go, and this is about as
near an approach to sound reasoning as
a republican editor can be expected to
If revolution comes, the Coxey and
other industrial armies will be inci
dents of it, not causes. If plutocracy
lets these petitioners alone, giving them
the same rights under the law accorded
other citizens, nothing but a beneficial
arousing of the torpid thought of the
cation will result.
But will -thsy be let alone and per
mitted to peaceably present their peti
tion and disperse? It ia sincerely to be
wished they may be, but judging by
past history they will not be. History
teaches that plutocracy and aristocracy
always bring on revolutions by an un
necessary and harsh use of . military
power and by the prostitutien and abuse
of civil power. I do not remember, after
a rather extensive reading of history, of
an instance in which revolution was in
augurated through violence by the com
But if revolution comes, or when it
comes, the causes will not be in such
demonstrations as the Coxey men are
making, but in the long series of in
competent and corrupt legislation which
produced the material for Coxey armies
and rendered their protest necessary and
proper. It is true that the demands of
the commonweal are not wisely formu
lated nor made by the best method.
Large sums of money spent for making
a few good roads in a few localities
would benefit only the owners of the
lands abutting on the roads, and the men
employed to make them, and this at the
expense of others less poor. And it is
equally true that the sum spent in
marching to Washington would have
been far more effectively spent in Beour
ing the right political action at the polls
and the election of congressmen willing
to do their duty without being peti
tioned. But this is only equivalent to saying
that people should be politically wiser
and better than they are that voters
should know just what kind of laws are
best for all the people and should vote
for only such men as were capable and
willing to enact such legislation as would
secure all persons in their natural right
to equal freedom and to "life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness." As the
number of such men in any one county
or city is so small as to cut no figure in
elections, it could not be expected that
these poor, hard-working sons of toil
should know just what they want or
how to get it. Nevertheless they do
know they have been and are being
cruelly wronged,'and it ill behooves those
with much better opportunities of know
ing, and who assume to know, but have
done nothing to prevent suoh wrong, to
criticise their methods.
Thomas Jefferson, the greatest of
statesmen and the most far -seeing apos
tle of freedom and justice, said a sor
rowful but true thing when he wrote:
"The tree of liberty will'not flourish un
less watered occasionally by the blood
of tyrants and patriots."
Revolutions to redress political wrongs
should never be necessary, and would
never be necessary did people use the
same common sense and honesty in pub
lic affairs as in private ones, but they do
Men .who are honstf anq- truthful U
their private life are often the reverse
in their political action, and everyone
knows that governments are, as a rule,
radically dishonest and politicians and
politics very corrupt. Why is this bo?
Are the anarchists correct in saying that
governments are by their very nature
and in their essence naturally and in
herently evil and that their reform is
"an iridescent dream?"
We do not believe this is necessarily
true of a properly conducted govern
ment and an intelligent people. But
Senator Ingalls was probably right in
reference to our present system, which
was largely framed by that monarchist
and republican patron saint, Alexander
Hamilton, who said that power must be
kept in the hands of the rich and well
born, and property rather than men be
represented in government.
Our system of government is so indi
rect, and political power so far removed
from immediate control of the people,
that only the extreme optimist can hope
for any reformation of real value to
coma in time to prevent the robbed and
outraged masses from losing faith in a
government that mocks at their misery
and defies public opinion.
None of the progress of the past hun
dred years has yet been put into our
national or state governments, and the
machinery for their reformation is to
cumbrous and costly that men seem to
despair of success before making the at
tempt. Can it be done without a revo
lution? Yes, but it will not, as slavery
could have been abolished without a war
costing more than the value of the
slaves, but was not ,
If all intelligent and conscientious
people would unite their efforts in favor
of just and equal laws, there would be
no occasion or talk of a revolution. If
they do not, they must take the conse
quences, and they will not be pleasant
ones. And they will not, but continue
to say: "After us, the deluge." It was
ever thus. W.
Lawrence, May 4, 1894.
The gold reserve is being lowered each
day. Over 15,000,000 was drawn out
last week, leaving only $92,000,000 of the
$100,000,000 held to secure the $346,000,
000 greenbacks. Of course, they say it
does not diminish our cash reserve. On
the contrary, United States notes and
treasury notes are given in exchange for
the gold, and each withdrawal adds so
much to the treasury available cash bal
ance. If that be true, why not withdraw
the entire amount of the $100,000,000
gold reserve, thereby leaving the avail
able cash balance of the government that
much more? The Sherman law was re
pealed in order to stop this outflow of
the yellow metal, but it still moves.
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