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T1-IE3 ADVOCATE, pie?" or that other man who points out these faots, warns the people of impend' ing peril, and declares that unless the old order of things, under which the few have legally and systematically robbed the masses, can be epeedily and radically changed the republic ia doomed f Which vote in the lata election waacagt in the interest of l he perpetuity of this re public? that which helped to advance the republican party, a party pledged to the old policy under which corporate power has been enthroned, and under which the wealth of the country haa been bo rapidly concentrating in a few hands for a quarter of a century? or that other vote which was cast to advance a new party that seeks to enthrone a new policy whose best recommendation is that it is cordially hated and bitterly opposed by all corporations and by the entire money power of America and Europe? How did you vote? How will you vote in the future? Can you not induce some neighbor who has hitherto voted with the corporations and the money power to vote hereafter with the people? A good way to do this is to ply him with our best literature. There is no better educator than the Advo cate. If each one of its present sub scribers would send it to an unconverted, susceptible neighbor for the next three months, that alone would well nigh in sure victory at the next election. Neodesha, Eas. J. D. Botkin. A Wall Street View. Editor Advocate: Under the above headline the Topeka State Journal for November 12 prints extracts fromHanry Clews' weekly ciroular. Among other things the oircular says in commenting on the great political change, "The Party Revolution:" "To give effect to an event of such magnitude some organi zation and co-operation is needed, and the more influential operators have therefore deferred action until combi nations can be organized." The above language refers to the an ticipated immediate effect of the late election on the business of the country, (and right here it might be well to say parenthetically, that the "co operation seems about to be forthcom ing in the determination to issue an other the 50 million dollars in bonds, which would materially aid ia the "com bination" to be "organized.") The circular continues: "The vote also expresses the beginning of a de cline in popular sympathy with the va garies and unsettling projects of Popu lism, which has a direct bearing upon an important class of investments and bespeaks a sounder basis of financial honor in sections which have been ex posed to serious distrust. To the same extent it suggests a hope of the early elimination of this perverting and cor rupting element from congressional leg islation." Mr. Clews is evidently of an extremely imaginative turn of mind if he can see in the late eleotion a "decline in popu lar sympathy with Populism," when the result shows the most surprising gains in the number of votes cast b the Peo ple's party in the United States, He should rub up his "specs" and read more carefully, and if he does, he will find that the principles of Populism are eternally right. This being the case. they will not down until justice is done. Mr. Clews continues: "The eleotion also means the removal of the tariff question beyond the reach of further acitation, for while it may be taken for granted that cor grass can do nothing more in respect to the sugar duties and certain raw materials, it tttms equally certain that the party returning to power will allow the new tariff to re main undisturbed, until, at least, it has had a sufHoient trial of experience." I am glad that Mr. Clews has given this tip to his Fridays in Kansas, who still insist that "tariff is the only issue." However, it ehows that the great leaders do not regard the business interests of this country as being injured to any ex tent by democratic "tariff tinkering." We will all of us watch with much in terest to see what becomes of the "tariff ball." But under his next head Mr. Clews gives "the unkindestout of all,"eape pecially when we remember that "the republican party is the friend of silver." Hear him: "(6) We take it also, that the change of government means a serious effort to reform our currency system. The over whelming majority will make the next congress and administration less depend ent upon conciliating the clamor for free coinage of silver and for fiat money; and as republican leanings towards those heresies have doubtless been due much more to motives of factional accommo dation than to any real disregard for sound money, the hope for conservative legislation on the currency question is thus very greatly strengthened. It is probable that this view will be taken abroad, with a result of a material strengthening of the foreign confidence in our investments whioh has beeneo rudely shaken by the uncertain attitude of congress upon this urgent issue." Now you have the "word with the bark on." What do you think of it, you fellows that voted for the republican candidates who said "me too" on the sil ver question when the People's party de clared for silver at 16 to 1? "The over whelming majority will make the next congress and administration less depend ent upon conciliating the clamor for free ooinage of silver and fiat money." Is that plain enough? Raad again: "Re publican leanings towards those heresies have doubtless been due much more to motives of factional accommodation, eto." Now that is refreshing! This leaning to "factional accommodation" ( which t by the way, is quite a genteel way of ex pressing the same thought which Jay Oould gave out in his celebrated state ment about being a Missouri Paoiflo man under all circumstances), is what our republican friends have done all over the West and they have succeeded in fooling the people again. It will not be for the beat interests of those who go into power as a result of the late eleotion, to disregard the de mands of the people. They have only decided to try this once more. A fail ure to give financial relief ia equivalent to signing their politioial death war rants. F. C. JoHNsoif. Phillipsburg, Eas. Beduced HI Own Salary. Naw Oblean8, Nov. 23. The general assembly of the Enights of Labor finally adjourned this afternoon. The next con vention will be held in Washington, in November, 1895. Previous to final ad journment, General Master Workman Sovereign called Eenney, of the execu tive board, to the chair, and took the floor. Mr. Sovereign then moved that the salary of the general master work man be reduced from $3,500 to $2,500. The motion was unanimausly carried. The delegates will begin leaving this evening for their homes. The members of the executive board will remain is the city until the work left on their hands haa been attended to. When writing advertisers mention Advocate IRRIGATION. Continued from poos h greatly increased and increasing intorat in the subject of irrigation manifested by the people throughout the state, believing as we do that it is to prove a factor of the greatest importance in the developmsnt and future of our grand commonwealth; and we urge continued and intent study of the subject as certain to repay us all as a people. Sao. 2. In order that this matter may receive the thorough and eystematio atten tion of whioh it is worthy, we urge that the proper authorities of the state so broaden the functions of the state board of agricul ture aa to enable it to fully oover all that the state ought to perform ia behalf of this great agricultural interest and to provide it with ample means for the prosecution of such work the collection and dissemina tion of faota representing water supply, rainfall, evaporation, storage of water, the recovery of underflow, the production and utilization of profitable orops, the establish ment and maintenance of such experi mental works as may be expedient and proper and we reoommend thai a large pro portion of the .funds annually paid to the state of Kansas by the general government for agricultural purposes, be utilized in practical irrigation in central and Westers Kansas, in addition to speoiao state appro priations for this purpose. Sxo. 3. Inoonneotion with this mattes and as a part thereof we urge the appoint ment of competent irrgation engineers and geologists, able specialists in their respective lines, provided with ample funds to speedily and successfully oarry on the aforesaid work. Sxo. 1. We urge especially such modifi cation of the existing laws regarding prairie fires as will result in the suppression of this destructive soourge. Sxo. 5. Inasmuch as Kansas has paid into the treasury of the United States more than 10 million dollars in cash for semi arid lands, and inasmuch as nearly all of the etates and territories of the arid and semi-arid region have recovered the benefit of a grant of 1 million acres eaoh of land from the general government, Kansas, how ever, being debarred from the benefit of such grant, we urge upon oongress the sim ple justice of applying at least a portion of the money received from the sale of western Kansas lands to making investigations, irrigation surveys and any other work along suoh lines as may be legitimately under taken by the national government for the speedy discovery and distribution of the water supply of the semi-arid portion of our state. Section six provides for a committee of ten to organize a State Forestry associa tion. Section seven provides for a legis lative committee of two from each con gressional district whioh shall prepare bills to be submitted to the legislature. Section eight declares "that such laws ought to be enaoted as will relieve from taxation any public irrigation improve ments until such investments pay a mar gin to the owners above expenses." That Inlqultlous Bond Business. (Continued from pagi t.) provide for the resumption of specie payments." This issue of bonds is made for the stated purpose of replenishing the gold reserve whioh by withdrawals for ex portation, or other purposes has now been reduced to less than 58 mLlion dollars. Nearly all of the recent with drawals, however, amounting to about 55 million dollars, have been made pre sumably for the purpose of purchasing bonds cf the pending issue. Toe denominations of the bonds will be $50 and upward, and will be dated February 1, 1834, in order to make the proposed issue uniform as to date with the existing issue; but interest thereon will begin November 1, 1891, and bidders will be required to pay accrued interest at the rate of 5 per coat, on the fsee I -A- J M fcf- . V.. vsuus ci mair dueus iivui wuy snivel 4, to the data or datea of payment. The Staarft syndicate of New York, cn behalf of thirty banks in New Ycrk, Beaton and Chicago, bid 116.893 for the bonds. The Unitod States Trust company syndioate of New York submitted ft bid of 117.077 for ell cf the 60-miWon-dolkr bond loan. So far, this is the highest figure offered for a large amount, though for small amounts there have been higher figures. The trust company's bid will probably be accepted. The total amount of the bond bids, as cording to revised treasury figures, is $151,370,900. No award haa been made, but in view of the offers received, it is regarded as not unlikely that the syndi cate may get the whole Issue. Bland on Bonds. St. Louis, Nov. 26. In response to a telegram forwarded to Hon. R. P. Bland, asking an expression on the bond issue the following was received by the Post Diapatoh today: "Libidos, Mo., Nov. 26. To Uu Editor oj th Post-Ditpatch: If the secretary of the treasury would ex ercise his optica to pay out silvor for greenbacks and treasury notes issued under the Sherman act there oould be no drain of gold from the treasury. The government of France does this and keeps all her money at par. This bond issue business looks like an attempt to force congress to retire our treasury notes and to substitute a system of national bank ourrenoy. The fight ia still on between the advoeatea of the free ooinage of silver as the true mods of ourrenoy reform and the adherents of the national banks. It is pro posed by the latter to farm out to corpora tions the power to control the value and volume of money. Surely the money mo nopoly of this country now thinks it is in the saddle, but time will tell whether the people or monopoly is to rule this country. Tours truly. R. P. Blasd. Sugar Growers' Bounty. Washington, Nov. 21 Tne contro versy between the sugar growers of the country and the United Statej govern ment growing out of the repeal of the act granting a bounty of cent a pound on all sugars grown in the United States and territories by the new tariff bill, and the subsequent refusal of the treas ury department to pay bounties upon the sugar grown in the present year, reached the first stage in progress to definite legal settlement yesterday. J. Archibald Murray, an attorney of New York, filed in the court of olaims thm suits identical in character and all seek ing to recover from the government urns of money alleged to be legally due the complainants as bounty upon sugar raised by them in the year 1891. A Democratic Estimate.! Nkw York, Nov. 25. The World of to morrow will give a list showing the nnm ber of votes cast by the Populist party in all the states at the last general eleo tion as compared with the votes cast by the same party in 1832. The World will also say: -In 1802 the Populist party polled altogether 1,041,021 votes for president. Between 1892 aad 1891 there waj no general election, the returns cf which cau be compared with the year preceding. This year the Populist vote was 1,636,000, a gain cf nearly 600,000 votes in two years." The "Advocate" Gold Watch. It is not t solid gold watch, but it is an honestly made filled gold case with ft movement of standard make, seven jew elled, stem wind and stem set. You can have your choice between open face and hunter cue, and betweea the different standard movements. E:a prsraiura list.