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THE GREAT WEST. (Continued from page 1.) territories in which they lie; provide (or the appointment of a committee of fire to attend a conference of the Patrona of Industry, for the purpose of considering the tariff and monetary questions ; the admission to statehood of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Ariz ins; the creation of international commissions to promote the construction of waterway?, and an international court to determine ques tions analog between the United States, Great Britain, Mexico and Canada. These and numerous other questions of national import ocoupied the time of the Tranamisaiesippi Commercial congress. Is It Jgnorancs Or Prejudice 7 Editor Advocate: It must be evi dent to the most casual observer that the plutocrats intend to leave unused no means whereby they may bring abso lutely within their control every power of government and every individual of prominence or influence. It is the sincere desire of the noblest minds of to day to free our schools from everything that savors of sectarianism or partisanship. Bat how is it with the money power and the minions that fawn at the feet of wealth? In some counties, at least, strong ef forts have been made to measure all men by political standards alone. This sort of fight the republicans have waged in many places. True, not all of them have been so base, but many have who assume to be leaders. The minis ter in the pulpit, the physician, the bus iness man, the teacher seeking a school, have been obj oted to solely because of adherence to Populism. Nay, within the secret halls of the lodge room oppo sition came from the same source and for the same reason. Newspapers have openly advised school boards to hire no teacher who affiliates with the People's party. Seem ingly Wall street has sent out the order that the Populists are to be .'ostracized wherever republicans have position or power. Is this infamous work to enter our state institutions of higher learning? The charge has been made during the campaign that at the state agricultural college the department of chemistry was abolished and that of political economy substituted. The latter oflfoe, they fur ther asserted, was presided over by a Populist politician. Perhaps these charges were mad to prepare the pub lic for the conversion of our state schools into hot-beds for the propogatioa of gold -bug, monopolistic republicans. Who knows? In the law department of the state university, one of the lecturers is lion. James II Humphrey, jujga of the eighth judicial district. Aa a professor and as a lawyer and jurist doubtless he is an excellent man. Hi presents the subjsct of United States constitutional law to the junior clasi this term. A few diys ego he leotured upon powers of congress. Reaching the clause, ' To coin money," etc, instead of devoting ; him self to the legal side of the eut j ot, he digreessd to talk upon the intrinsic valae of money. II) spoki patronizingly of those who think that congress can "create money." A long history of failures of "flit" money followed. The attempt of Rjbert'Lmndss, in England, to make shillings containing cine pence of silver was detailed. It wai said that in California pieces of gold of the weight and fineness presoribsd by the United States for coin, circalated on a parity with minted money, because there was real value la them. Another proof of th e need of more than a stamp la the Mexi can dollar whioh contains more silver than that of the United States. Yet in Mexico you may "get a dinner, give in payment therefor an American dollar and get for change a Maxioan dollar." The great philosopher, John Locke, was quoted as saying that money would cir culate at its coin value. L)cke may be all right on the "Conduct of the Under standing," but his views on money are on a par with his sohemea for government in the southern colonies outlined in his grand model This provided for a sys tem of lords, underlings, thanes, churls, villains, serfs and slaves. That dipped coin passed by weight instead of by the piece in the middle ages was given in farther evidence. The experience of Ttxis with paper "money" was related. It was added that old Tex ana to this day are fearful of paper money and want coin. The judge no doubt believes in''real" money and perhaps in gold monometal lism. But if that view is to be incul cated into the young lawyers who are soon to be the public men, the epeakers, leaders and statesmen of the state, 120, 000 Populists and many thousands of fair-minded, hoaaeat republicans, will pro test, and will ask that the other side, in simple justice, be presented also by a master of tha'eubjeot. Lex L. Legibus. Farther Observations Oa the Becent Elec tion. Editor Advocate: The great polit ical contest of 1891 is ended and we are defeated, and what a glorious defeat! In an experience of forty years I have never seen such a campaign. On our part, our speakers and press made a manly, dignified and truthful campaign. Facts and figures were presented that could not be controverted. So far as I heard, not one of our speakers used per sonal abuse. It was always an appeal to reason, to conscience and humanity. Oa the part of others, it was the worst kind of a etink pot campaign. What little platform they had was utterly ig nored; no two were agreed upon the silver question; national bonds were avoided; national banks 'were up held; trusts were commended. But the principal harangues were the abuse of the Populists and their principles. We went down under the united attacks of Wall street and demo-republicanism. Mr. Claws in his circular of September 15 said in substance that Wall street would take an active part in the fall election. It was necessary that there be 500 millions of bonds issued before spring as a basis for banking, and to forever set at rest the silver and fiat craze. Cy Leland had Wall street at his back and the railways, also; in short, every money corporation is their friend and ally. So we can now see clearly the foes we have to contend with. The People's party in Kansas and Colorado must be put down. We were put down as Oaneral Caster and his brave men were, simply by overwhelming numbers. Every leader, every speaker and every private, stood in the middle of the road 118,000 grand, noble men who stood bravely for principle. It was a noble straggle and it is batter for us. We made no trade of principles for votes. Oar campaign was an educational one, and there was but one thing to regret that is, we did cot succeed. But the campaign is not ended by any means, and the funeral obsquiea performed at Topeka over the supposed corpse were a little premature. There will be a little reaction in the near future. It they were so anxious to have a funeral why cot bury tha democracy? Perhaps, they thought there was cot enough of it to make a decent corpse. Bit the rank and file of the democracy are doing a little cussing now. and soon will begin to kick themselves for being such consummate asscaastobe a party to that unholy alliance whereby a few stalwart leaders feathered their ceata well with Wall street money through Cy Leland, and thereby placed their ancient enemy in power once more, to lord it over them again. Now that the g, o. p. is in the saddle, what will the harvest be? An additional crop of mortgages, a few hun dred millions in bonds to provide a safe investment for the millionaires. Per haps, a wild cat issue of currency con trolled by the national bankers and wholly in tbeir interest. When will the people awake to their own interest? What chance will our grandchil dren have in the struggle for an existence, if this thing continues a. few more years? Absolutely none. There is this comfort: we have truth and justice on our side, and truth crashed to the earth will rise again. All honor to the editor of the Advooatx for his manly fight and undaunted oour age. May his right arm never be pal sied cor his brain clouded so locgaa this uneqil fight is maintained, is the fervent wish of your humble servant, Solomon, Eas. Wm Ramsey. Financial Enslavement. The bankers through congress en hance the value of the dollar and thus increase national, corporate, municipal and individual indebtedness, millions upon millions of dollars. The govern ment sold bonds and accepted depreci ated money for them, and then volun tarily agreed to pay them in gold, add ing many millions more to the debt than the people ever received when it was contracted. Taxes are high and gener ally are increasing. Government is needlessly expensive and our politicians are extravagant in the expenditure of the people's money, and the result is that the cation and our industries are groaning under a mountain of debt. Who is to pay it? The most of it never will be paid. It is cot intended to have it paid. Well, who is to pay the inter est, the blood sucking' life exhausting interest? Labor. The farmer, the me chanic, the workingman. There is no body else to pay it As men wore out their lives in building the Egyptian pyramids and their places were filled by other men, the present generation must exhaust their lives in paying interest and debt and then let posterity come on to pay interest and debt and follow their fathers to the churchyard while the debt remains unpaid. We have not only per mitted ourselves to be chained by the financial jugglers of the age, but we have allowed them to enslave posterity, and yet the best that we have been able to do so far in the way of remonstrance if it has been a. remonstrance is to shut both eyes and rush like a landslide in the Cascade mountains, from oca party to the other. It begins to look very much as it the American people needed a conservator. As this seems to be an age of ir junctions, perhaps some body had better ask the court to en j Din us from making fools of ourselves upon the slightest provocation. Farmer's Voice, November 2i. Kansas la an otjct lesson to all Popu lists everywhere. No fusion element should be admitted into their ranks to desert them in the hour of trial Ta lare Valley (Cal.) Citizen, November 22. Don't fail to look over our book liat under the head of premiuma. Our books are few but they are thebtst going, tor educational purpesci, The State Alliance. The Kansas State Alliance meeta De cember 5 and 6, at Trades Assembly hall. No. 115 Eist Seventh street, To peka, and the State Alliance office ia cow on the second floor of No. 701 Wcct Seventh street, two squares north cf state capital. The moat important period in the his tory of our order has arrived aa to our present and future work, and demand a conference of our wisest and meat earnest members, and necessitates the attendance of representatives from evary county in the state, therefore we ba aaeoh the officers and wide-awake mem bers in each county to call a special meeting and see to it that at laast one delegate, and all advisory brothers and sisters that can attend the state meet ing come, and let us all counsel together aa to our future course of action. It if of the highest importance to the future welfare of the farmers and laborers cf this state that this order, with its pro tective educational work, be continued and beoome etill more extended and ag gressive till final relief is secured. To that end let ua have a grand meeting of all who are interested in the welfare of humanity and are willing to help in the emancipation of labor, and we will do the beet we can to lighten your expeassi and have an old-time Alliance love feast. Be sure and take your railroad agents, receipts for full fare ptid. W. S. Hakim, President. J. B. French, Sacretary. Farmers' Account Book. What every farmer needs is a book that will enable him to keep his ac counts in a simple and systematic man ner, eo that he can tell at any time just what each department of bis business is paying or costing him, what he owes and what is due him. The ordinary eys- tern of bookkeeping is too elaborate and complicated. The Advocate has a book that fills the bill. With it anybody who can write oan keep hie accounts bo that thay can be understood by every bod v. The book has been sold at $2, but we oan &nd it prepaid to any address in the United Statee for CO canta. With the Advocate one year for $1.50, or the book will be seat free to anyone who will send th namee of three yearly subscribers and $3. The book oocttim 222 psgee, 8x12 inches in Biz, substan tially bound in clothoovered boards. The following, is the table of contents: Direction and explanations 4 Introductory 6 Diagram or farm 6 Inventory of live stock 7 Inventory of farm Implement 15 Inventory of produce on hand 38 Cash received from all sources .' 83 Cash paid out... 83 Field account S3 Live stock account. 79 Produce account 91 Hired help per month 103 Hired help par day 119 Household expense 131 Accounts wlih neighbors 147 Dairy and fowls 156 Frnlt account 167 Notes and obligations owlnx. 175 Notes and obligations due you 179 Interest, taxes and Insurance 183 Physicians and druggist account. 137 Miscellaneous accounts 191 Improvement and repairs 199 Weather report 90S Recapitulated annual statement 311 Useful Information, etc 319 Sanator IIcsbrougb of North Dakota ays the Cleveland bond policy "is a pol icy of dry rot." It was rotten when the senator's party adopted it. It may have dried some sinoe. What $16 WM Do. It will pay your passage from Chicago to New York over the Erie lines, in as com fortable a ear as anyone oould ask for, and on a train that runs through solid without change. If you are thinking of going East, or bringing friends from there, or from the old country West, it will pay you to writa to, or call on F. W. Buakirk, the assistant general passenger agent of the Erie, whezs ofSoe is 605 Western Union building, Chi cago. II is a sure thing that ho csa tin you mosey.