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11 A FAMILY JAR CAUSES A EEPUBLIOAN TO E2P03E HIS PARTY'S HIPOOBISY. The "Capital" Editor Declares That for the EoDublican Party to Adont tha Frsa Silver Policy "Would Be a Baversal of Its Entire fiecord" Deplores the Bank efs Hostile Criticism." The following correspondence eeecaa to oaro Dooa lasenaea 10 D8 K8P wiinin tne republican family, but after Mr. Agrelius eentmimograph copies of it to eeveral of bis menus is ioos due a snort time tor one . OOT5T to leak out. Tha ma1af will not tha great difference between these two letter writers as to the position of the republican party on the silver question. The editor of me vapuai, wmie proclaiming openly tnat morrui ana ruue are ior iree surer, prl Tately declares his and his party's opposi tion to the silver doctrine. Ed. 1 Lindsboso, Kas , August 30, 1894. . Editor Capital: You say that Bill Hackney and I hays taken the full de gree of republicanism. Now suppose you do the same by getting squarely on the republican platform in place of run ning after false gods in tha Eastern money centers. Yours truly, A. E. Agrelius. SOME REMARKABLE ASSERTIONS. Topeka, Kas., September, 1894. A. E. Agretiua: Dear Sir: In view of the columns of friendly notices that have for years appeared in the Capital in behalf of your community, not to speak of the work tha Capital has dona for the business credit of Kansas when cowards skulked, it strikes us as a little strange that a man in your business should show such a singular lack of appreciation and such a disposition to favor us with frequent letters of hostile criticism. Tha Capital worries very little about tha silly charges from fiat money adyocates that it is in the interest of Wall street, the Great Red Dragon and other '.bugaboos that persons on your eide are fondof talking about. It seems to us peculiar that a banker who is supposed to know some thing about financial principles and his tory, should continually threaten to scratch a republican ticket, or leave tha party because of its soundness on these questions. We do not believe that you will ever sea tha tima when the re publican party in this country will take the position that you have assumed. It .will be a reversal, as you well know, of its entire record of a third of a century if it should do so. Yours truly, II. T. CflASE, Topeka Daily Capital. agrelius' hot reply. Lhtdsborg, Kas., September 10, 1894. To the Topeka Capital: Referring to your reply to my letter of August 30 criticising my action in criticising your position on the silver qasstion, I will say that I am not aware that the friendly notices that have appeared in tha col umns of tha Capital regarding this com munity have been given on any except mutual grounds, and that tha friendly attitude of our community towards your paper have been ample consideration for your part of the work. While I do not deny that you have dona your duty in the matter of trying to sustain tha credit of the state when cowards skulked, that fact does not give you a warrant to persist in asying things in your paper which many of us can see is driving good men out of the party. You say: MThe Capital worries very little about tha silly charges from fiat money advo cates that it is in the interest of Wall street, the Great Red Dragon, and other bugaboos that persona on your side are fond cf talking about" By that Inainu t,l:i ywjci r.i ci a till rbco I 3 not belong and try to dodge the ques tion at issue. I am a republican, and when I advocate tha free coinage of American silver, which to a part of the platform of our party in the state, I do not lean towards either fiat money nor Populism, and when you try to drive ma in that direction by your attitude on that question and your unwarranted statement through your paper that I am a Populist, yoa do ma great injustice as well aa tha party that you should rep resent. It is not tha republican party that I have criticised, nor its principles, but it is your paper, and the statements that you make through it on this ques tionthat I criticise, they not being in accord with tha expressed principles of the party. I criticised certain candi dates for not coming out squarely on tha platform in some of tha letters that gave you an excuse for the unwarranted state ment above mentioned, and you may have noticed that soma of them have ex pressed themselves since those letters were written. You say that it soema peculiar to you that a banker who is supposed to know something about financial principles and history, should continually threaten to scratch a republican ticket or leave the party because of its soundness on these questions. I fail to see where I ever threatened to scratch a ticket or leave tha party. I simply gave an allopathic dose which reached tha seat of the dis ease, and I will say for your information that in my conversation with bankers and republicans I have received com mendations and thanks for what I have written. Where there is one who does not agree with me, there are ten who say that it voices their sentiments ex aotly. You say you do not believe that the republican party will ever take the po sition that I do, and I will say it is tak ing that position as fast as expressions of its members can be had freed from the dominating power of professional politicians ana papers owned or controlled by them. Tne last two platforms of the party in Pennsylvania have had a free coinage plank upon which the Hon. Galusha A. Grow was elected by a majority of 185,- 000, the largest majority that state has ever given to any candidate. You know 4 that Senator Don. Cameron of that state has come out squarely for free coinage. You also know that Senator Plumb introduced free coinage bill in the senate, the one that has recently been mentioned as that which Major Morrill voted for, and that it passed the senate which was republi can at that time and defeated in the democratic house, after which we got that infamous compromise called the Sherman law. You also know that you commended Senator Plumb for his ac tion in this matter, and that on March 23, 1890, you published the free coinage speech of Senator Ingalls, delivered on February 15, 1878, and that you com mended that speech and talked favora bly towards silver until recently. If you have any doubt on this question, go back in your files to 1890 and see if you have not changed since that time. It is hardly necessary to offer a defenie for the position, but to satisfy you I will givo my reasons for interesting myself so far as to writs upon it The republican party in its rank and file are in favor of free coinage of silver with a duty on for eign silver high enough to meet the ob jections raised that free coinage will let in foreign silver. It is popular with the masses because it will help them, and if advocated honeatly it will giva ui re crujtj from the bcc$ damaatj cf the Republican Elot at Morrill. In my time I have attended many meetings and heard many persons speak, but of all these meetings and speakers the republican meeting at Morrill and the speaker, Troutman, took the cake. Drunkenness prevailed to a wonderful degree owing to the presence of at least 100 gallons of lajjer and many gallons of red liquor, provided by those who made the great day. Even unto Sunday parties were drunken and by Monday nine kegs were at the depot empty. No doubt this was a mild show ing for Morrill, as one would not sun- pose J that drunkenness would pre vail as excessively on the day that tha republican prohibitionists would be present as when absent, so I take it that Morrill morally was better on that day than is usual. No power to disgust republicans is now before the people that can equal the speeches of Troutman. as I have since learned from republicans that were, present when Troutman spoke. Not a single isiue was presented or even men tioned, county, state, or national, by this man. Abuse of the vilest nature, not withstanding the show was in the church, was the material usedpiced by a whirlwind of genuine falsehood, using a mild term. I say mild for I am forced to admit that when a person of note re sorts to falsehood in order to deceive the voter, one feels like using tha !most em phatic of terms. To illustrate Trout- man's methods, he would read from a paper soma vile abuse of the people's officers and then ask is that a republi can lie, then declare that he read from one of the moat noted Populist papers of Topeka, his own home, and he knew juat what he said, etc Then he would read from a disgruntled Clover of red-slipper fame and declare this is one of the best and most noted Populists. Such was the procedure from start to finish. People's party grossly in ordar to' break the force of this steal. He declared a dozen or more timsn, ea I wrote down his remarks, that the members of the People's party and lead ers, especially the latter, were ignorant rebel, teaching and practicing tresaon. Every department of the state under tha Pops, had been mismanaged and dis reputably carried on by a gang of law breaking traitors without principle and without honor. Tha state's credit and that of its people, he declared, had bsen ruined by Fopulistio vultures, Thus did this prohibition moralist dispense carrion in the house of God under re publican directions. Poor old g.o. p. I Thou hast in trath gone to seed. Where once flourishsd men of character and renown, starving buzzards float about disgustingly striv ing to besmear everyone with the offal of their corruption. To suppose even, that the respeotable of our state will re turn the stats to such beings, is to sup pose that justice, reason and all love of morality has left the great common pso- pla which is unthinkable. No. Rot, riot and ring rule must end. Justice will be re-instated ere the vary heart's blood of the people becomes in fected with this republican gangresn. W. A. Turner in Hiawatha TournaL Deftly he undertook to show that re publicans did not steal the house of rep resentatives, but when he struck the member from Oklahoma, he simply said he knew nothing about that case, as he had not made it a study. D j you be lieve this? This man was in Topeka and was with his pals in this whole matter and yet knew all about the other contested cases, but knew nothing of so important a case. At to Rosenthal, he misrepresented (this is not aa strong as it should be put, but I forbear) the Something New. W. A. Redding of Navarre, Kaiaia, has written a book called "Tha Millen nial Kingdom and the American People in which he shows in a clinching way that tha people of Eogland and of Amer ica are the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel and are now known aa the Anglo-Saxons; and that according to Bible prophaoisa we are to arise to a wonderfully high spiritual condition and lead the world in all wisdom and into all truth and stand as a brilliant headlight before all people; and that the whirl and commotion now pervading society, is simply a prepara tory step to gradually bring this great thing, which the boon calls the "Millen nial Kingdom," when the lord's Prayer will be in actual operation: "Thy kingdom come whenl thyill be done in earth as in heaven." It is an interesting book and should be in the hands of every person as it la on n entirely new line of thought It is not altogether a Bible book, as it treats of a variety of subjscts. 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