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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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.

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