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TXIH! ADVOCATE JL11J) T0PE3TA TBIBUIIE. OFFICIAL STATE PAPER. N. XL. P. A. FUBLISHJtD BVXBI WBDSXSDAY BY THE ADVOCATE PUBLISHES CO'JPAHY, Rooms 43 and 45 Knox Building, X OPERA, . KANSAS, $1.00 FUR YEAK. ADVERTISING RATE3. For single Insertion s Display matter, 20 eenti per line, 14 lines to the Inch. Readln nottcea, 40 cents per line. Discount for long-tuna contacts, led. Rural Press Aasoo'n, 1J. O. VahVlitt, Mgr. Boyoe Buil fling. ' Entored at the postofflce at Topeka, Kansas, u second clan matter. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1834. ION! rLABEtfr FOR CONGRESSMEN. First district H. C.Solomon Fourth district 8. M. Scott Fifth district John Davis Sixth district William Baker At-Largo W. A. Harris STATE OFFICERS. For Associate Justice (JeoriroW. Clark For Governor. I 1. LewellliiK For Lieutenant Governor 1. 1. Furbeck For Secretary cf State I. W. Amid For Auditor ot State Van 1$. I'rather For Treasurer of State W. 11. Middle For Attorney General John T. Llttlo For Superintendent of Public Instructions H. N. (ialnofl Only for the bad breaks Cleveland and his congress are making the re publicans would have been sadly short on campaign material this year. Almost every candidate on the re publican ticket, state and congres aional, is a lawyer or a banker. The farmers and warre -workers are not "in it." The election of R N. Morrill next November, were such a catastrophe possible, would mean that Cy Le- land would be governor of Kansas for two years. SrEAKiNci of the lack of confidence, will the Tops be held responsible for the left-handed confidence republi cans place in their platform and can didates, this year? We hope not The California republican platform demands the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the ratio of 16 to 1. What is the pure and undefiled republican doctrine on this subject, anyhow? If Congressmen Curtis can get some one to take care of the private claims and bills he is engineering for the benefit of individuals he would better come home and make a joint canvass with S. M. Scott. The coun try will not miss his services. Tns reader who studies platforms will notice that we reprint the Peo pb3 party pktform with the correo- tion of some errors that occurred in it last week We also reproduce the republioaa document so that a com parison between the two can easily be made. LAWLESSNESS CONDONED. As was to be expected, the Kansas City Times condones the outrage per petrated by the Colorado "deputies" upon Adjutant General Tarsney. In the issue of June 24 we find the fol lowing: The dastardly outrage perpetrated on the person of Adjutant General Thomas C. Tarsney, of Colorado, at Colorado Springs, on Friday night, is culminating proof that law and order hare completely abdicated in that state. Such a crime has never before been committed under similar circum stances in the United States, or in any other civilized community within the oentury. The abduction of a high public official from a prominent hotel in a populous oity is a crime of so unusual a character as to be al most beyond belief. But when that out rage is supplemented by the imposition of a barbarous indignity it exoitea apprehen sions for the safety of all men. But while denouncing with all the empha sis possible to summon this orime against the person of the official, it is obviously the logical fruition of a condition for the exist ence of which he is partially responsible. When men charged with the administration of the law willfully disregard the law they are sowing to the wind and the harvest must be the whirlwind. When a part of the peo ple of Colorado were in insurrection, Gen eral Tarsney, aa the official head of the military arm of the state, gave aid to the insurrectionists. In that he was setting an example of lawlessness to lawless men, and the evil which he planted in their breaBts has bloomed and blossomed to his injury. It is to be regretted that such a turn was taken, but the facts are before the public Now what are the facta? With the circumstances of the strike of the Cripple Creek miners the people are familiar. A sheriff, the abject tool of the mine owners, collected to gether all the thugs and bums of the whole surrounding country and pro ceeded to the sceae of the difficulty for the purpose of coercing the miners to accept such terms as the mine owners should dictate. A conflict was imminent. Under these circum stances Governor Waite ordered the state militia to proceed to Cripple Creek and preserve the peace. Gen eral Tarsney was acting under the orders of superior officers in all he did. Because he would not permit the Denver thugs to shoot down the striking miners, he is charged by the Times with "willful disregard of law." Law, according to the Times and papers of its ilk, is made for the defense of property, and not for the defense of men, women and children, especially if these men, women and children belong to the industrial classes. Labor has no rights that an arrogant plutocracy ia bound to re spect Had General Tarsney on his arrival at Cripple Creek assaulted and carried the fortifications and un- necessarially sacrificed the lives of the miners, the Times would have justified that act as affording a whole some lesson to workmgmen who have the audacity to resist the oppressions of capitalist employers; and had he done this, instead of suffering the in dignities to which he has been sub ject, he would have been banqueted by the monied classes toguthsr with the eicrifPa thr.,tnd even Gover nor Waite would have received com mendation for the promptness with which he had suppressed "lawless ness and disorder." PROSPERITY HEADLINES. The following headlines are taken from the Kansas City Star of June 18: Army dwindling Another squad from the camp (commonweal) captures a boat and starts down stream. Drove his wife to an attempt at suicide. Two strikers killed Ohio militia dispose of a pair of assailants in the darkness. Cripple Creek not quiet Miners organ izing for further mischief Deputy sheriffs threatened. Driven away by strikers A repair train at Walston, Pa., attacked by a mob of armed men. Strikers make trouble The starting of mines at two Ohio points provokes a riot No concessions about Altoona. Troops to oheok Illinois strikers. Chioago stockyards' coopers out. Railroaders want wages restored. Iron miners think better of it. Alabama strikers use dynamite. Strikers appeal to trainmen. Colorado miners still idle. Industrials set houses on fire. Unruly wealers locked up in Omaha. Another Coxey demonstration proposed. MoEinley detained by strike troubles. Saunderaites all guilty Entire army oon vioted of obstructing United States mails. Soliciting for miners Laboringmen con tribute to strikers The Kansas situation. These headlines all relate to labor disturbances in different parts of the country as found in one day's dis patches. Of course, they indicate a very prosperous condition of the country. Well-paid, contented and happy men are always creating dis turbance, you know, just for the fun of it Oh, there's nothing wrong with our laws. Isn't this the great est country on earth? Are we not all proud of the present condition of our people? BONDS! BONDS! Major Morrill in his Kansas City speech said: I believe aa firmly as I stand here, that if President Cleveland had, in March of last year, issued a proclamation stating that there would be no change in the tariff laws and that he would ell bonds aa long at he could get gold for them to maintain the credit of the nation, that there would have been no panio at all. It is probably true that if the bank ers could have secured an unlimited bond issue they would not have con spired to bring on a panic; and the voters of Kansas will not fail to ob serve that the would-be governor puts himself squarely on record, with out solicitation, for the issue of bonds the increase of the interest-bearing debt of the country, to meet govern ment expenditures in time ot pro found peace. IT MAKES US SMILE. The democratic convention of Mi ami county on June 23 indorsed the national democratic platform of 1892 and "the honest and patriotic admin istration of Grover Cleveland," op posed fusion, woman suffrage, prohi bition and paternalism, and favored free coinage of silver and gold, and the issue, of sufficient paper currency by the government directly to the people to do the business of the country. With the record of Mr. Cleveland and the democratic con gress on tha silver question eo fresh in the minds of the people there is something very funny in a democratic convention indorsing Cleveland's ad ministration and in the same breath declaring in favor of free coinage and a government issue of an abundant paper currency. It makes us smile. There is a certain crowd in Kansas that is in the habit of assembling periodically and calling itself the re publican state convention. It pre tends to represent the republican voters of the state. If there is any thing in the platform adopted by this body at its recent meeting that is really representative of Kansas sen timent we do not know what it is, unless it is the irrigation plank, and that is a socialistic measure. The proposition that the state and nation shall interest themselves in the irri gation of arid lands is a Populist doctrine. How can a republican convention indorse such a policy? Light dawns upon a dark subject. The statements to be seen in Eastern papers for a couple of years past re specting the disgrace of Kansas, said to have been from "prominent Kan sas men who preferred that their names should not be used," can now be traced to their parentage. Major Morrill's remarks at Kansas City in opening his campaign reveal the fact that he is one of these "prominent men." He is one of the fakirs to whom Mr. Charles Gleed says Kan sas is indebted for her bad reputa tion among unthinking and misin formed people. Mossback politicians of the old parties stand and watch the proces sion as it goes by. "Hold on there," they say, "you are progressing too fast You are drifting toward revo lution, paternalism, nationalism. You are asking congress to do what it can not do. You would snbvert the government. Turn back. Turn back." 15ut the procession goes on, and grows longer. The mossbacks will fall in at the rear, and after a while we will have a congress that will not refuse to serve the people. When it is proposed to issue inter est-bearing bonds to bankers, there is no complaint made that the bonds will depreciate because they are based only upon the fiat of the gov ernment; but when it is proposed to chop off the interest coupons and chop the bonds up into denomina tions of from $1 to $50 and issue them to the people, it gives the bank ers and demo-republican editors cold chills lest this government fiat shall become worthless. Oh, rats! Just as we might have expected, republican papers blame the People's party for the disgraceful tar and feathers episode in which Adjutant General Tarsney took the leading part. If there had been no People s party, Tarsney would not have been adjutant general, and perhaps there would have been no one to interfere with the outrageous actions of the deputy marshals as against the miners, nam enougn wnen you catch on.