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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
NOVEMBER 24, ADVOCATEJUID tIEVS. A Kansat Ntwiapf,r Devoted to Vic Bed Inttr ttU of (hi Uome, the Shop and the Fatm. Publlnbed Every Wedaeiday.tt Topeka, Kanwu. OFFICIAL STATE PAI'EH. OEO. B. HARRISON & CO., Editors and Piioprietohs. Snbserlptlon Hates i One copy one year by mall, It. In club of ten or more, by mall, one year, 73 cents each. The advertising rates of The Advocate and News are low. Estimates wtll be made and prices furnlnhod on application. No extra charges for cut, etc. Tho publishers reserve the right to reject any objectionable adver tising. The readers of this paper may consider any advertisement which appears herein as representing a firm whose reliability can be vouched for by the publishers. The Advocate was established in 1H0. and was consolidated with the Kansas News In 1807. The Advocato and News Is the official , State paper, and has a larger circulation than any other Kansas weekly. THE ADVOCATE CHANGES HANDS. On the 16th day of the present month the Advocate was sold to Geo. B. Harri son & Co.. of Topeka, who were the own ers and publishers of the Kansas News, a weekly paper devoted to the Interests of people that toll. The two papers have been consolidated and will be conducted under the name of Advocate and News. The change is purely a matter of busi ness, deemed by the parties to be mutu ally advantageous to them and their patrons. A detailed statement and re port of the sale will soon be submitted tx the stockholders of the Advocate Company, and all existing contracts for subscriptions and advertising made with the Advocate will be faithfully executed by the new management. Mr. George B. Harrison, the leading member of tho firm and who will have tho business and editorial management of the new paper, is a young man of exceptionally good character. He has been trained for newspaper work, has had practical experience In that line, has good taste and knows how to make a good paper. He is well educated, la In dustrious, energetic, persevering and amoves at a steady gait. He has ull the Hacking tnat no snau ever oe nueiy to need, and is therefore able to gratify his ambition to build up a first-class Kaiwaa paper and maintain It. The .writer of this has no doubt that the Advocate and News will bo an Improve ment on the Journal which has passed away. ' Mr. Morphy, who has been doing two men's work and doing it well on the Advocate nearly three years, has been asked to remain at least temporarily with our successors. He Is rapidly de veloping into a first-class newspaper man. It would be Impossible to And a more Industrious and faithful assistant. His services will be valuable to any employer. He takes with him, wherever he goea the sincere respect and unlim ited confidence of the retiring editor. THIS ADVOCATE. TIIK JtnYOCATK AND NKWS." Under Its present management the Ad vocate and News will maintain a vigor ous policy along lines which, in the be lief fit ltd rtu'nara Indlontn ho nreapntA- tton of the truth. Its editors believe that the greatest strength of the nation lies in lis BO-caneu wumius iiuaaw inone minway oeiween me uoiuers oi extreme wealth and the ignorant poor and it will endeavor especially to cham pion measures and reforms which will benefit this class and aid in lifting lower classes to their ranks. As a part of this I'oucy tne Auvocate ana News win iaxe an active part In politics, though zeal ously keeping above mere partisanship. The field which the Advocate has oc cupied will be somewhat broadened in an endeavor to reach and bring together all workers In the State. While new de partments have been added there will be no deterioration in those which are al ready familiar, and the editors are glad to announce that ex-Senator Peffer will continue to write for the paper, continu ing In charge of the farm department and furnishing special articles from time to time. The Advocate and News lias also been eeneclallv fortunate in retain ing the services of J. W. Morphy, than whom there is no abler or more popular collector of Kansas history, PARTISAN COWARDICE. This matter of political persecution of State institutions is becoming tire some. It is cowardly work and entirely unworthy of any citizen who has age and ability enough intelligently to con sider public affairs. The duty of the cit izen in matters of this sort is very sim ple. If he is really in possession of knowledge proving inefficient manage ment of any State institution he must in good conscience at once enforce a righting of the wrong; and to do this is not at all a difficult task when the wrong Is there. But If he has merely a per sonal doubt or a political prejudice It Is as manifestly his duty to avoid Inter ference until time has produced results. But between what Is done and what should be done there is a wide gulf fixed. A prominent disfigurement of the leading parties in Kansas is the ex crescence formed of the half-baked, clapper-Jawed, three -quarter -mouthed persons who build up the character of the opposition by their filth slinging. It Is the especial delight of these mongers to direct destructive efforts toward all work that should receive the heartiest aid from all who make pretensions to right-mindedness. Consequently the State Institutions suffer. Their perfect management is a problem which is a long way from being solved, but these childish truants from citizenship are not troubling themselves about Its intrica cies. They have other and baser work. The chief requisite in obtaining com petent management of a State Institu tion Is filled In securing the proper head and In allowing him time to carry out his plan3. This latter is especially im portant, but how often do the jackasses In this State allow time for fair trial before setting up their bray? Take, as an example, the case of the Agricultural College. Whatever may be thought about the action of the regents In their removal of the former faculty, It must be admitted that the present Incumbents are known educators, some of them hav ing more than national reputation, except perhaps, In Kansas. In this State they were Jumped on as though they were the foot ball team Instead of the repre sentatives of the other end of the Col lege, and no opportunity was given for determination of any plan of the regents looking toward the Improvement of the college. It 13 not now necessary to de feud the Institution. The faculty has already shown that it is intending to accomplish an advance in the work of the school, and it is doing so in spite of unintelligent opposition. Nothing is more ridiculous than the attempt to make political capital out of the recent cattle sale. The tuberculin test has been tried again and again and there has never been an Instance in which It has failed to disclose the exist ence of tuberculosis. The cattle offered for sale had been twice tested and were perfectly sound; and on this point there could be no better authority than that backed by Dr. Law, the foremost vet erinarian in the United States, Dr. Geddes, the government expert, and Dr. Paul Fischer, of the college faculty. The sale was made to allow the substitution of a dairy herd for fancy stock, and the tests gave the best evidence procur able of the soundness of tne animals. Yet a hue and cry was raised against the disposal of the stock by men who had not made the slightest objection to the known existence of tuberculosis In the herd in past years. True consistency Is a good thing, but Its elimination from the practices of some men has become a fine art. Mr. Peffer was accused by the Capital of saying In the Senate some years ago that "if Kansas were placed upon the auction block and sold at sheriff's sale It would not bring enough to pay its debts." Senator Peffer disproved this by quoting what he did say, something in an entirely opposite vein. The state ment went the rounds, however, until P. P. Elder made the Ottawa Herald attribute it to the Capital and the latter paper accused the Herald of Industrious prevarication. Honors seem to be about even. A new company chartered recently with headquarters at Topeka promises to work something of a revolution in the ways of the medium-sized and smaller towns of the State. It will fur- nlBh acetylene gas generators, allowing any establishment to install its own lighting plant. Acetylene gas gives an extremely steady and exceptionally bril liant light, almost rivalling daylight, and its cheapness bids fair to bring illumi nating gas down to a reasonable figure. Two or three plants have been In opera tion In Topeka and If their trial Indi cates anything Kansas towns are about to get something worth while in acety lene gas.. The executive council has done some thing which will mystify the avowed opponents of "repudiation and anarchy." How a Populist administration could drive a better bargain with a New York bank as to the fiscal agency than a Re publican administration has ever been able to secure must be something be yond their comprehension. A prisoner iu a southern penitentiary is there on sentences aggregating 209 years. He is contented, however, with the thought that good behavior will knock off the nine years. Until further notification Breidenthal scrip will continue to be equal to the emergency at this office. The Eecent Elections. From Harper's Weekly. The results of the recent elections have given the "practical politicians" of the Republican party a remarkable abund ance of food for reflection. The enor reduced to the average it had shown be mous majorities for McKinley rolled up in the East and North last year had put them In an oyer-confident mood. Not a few of them were so much carried away by their triumph that they ac tually saw in those majorities a perma nent accession to the Republican party strength. The prediction that this Re publican vote could In one short year be reduced to teh average it har shown be fore the McKinley election, or even be low it, would have been laughed to scorn by them. They are now beginning to perceive that the majorities of last year were extremely uncertain quantities; that they were brought about by the combination of different elements which united temporarily for the sole purpose of averting a great public danger; that the temporary allies of the Republican party reserved to themselves the Judg ment as to what course they should fol low in the future, and that their judg ment has largely been determined by the use the Republican party has made of its power. As a general rule, an alliance like that of last year will necessarily go to pieces as soon as It appears that its principal beneficiary seeks to monopo lize all the advantages of It. Throe Biggest Passenger Locomotives. A recent dispatch from Philadelphia says that the three biggest and strong est passenger locomotives Jn the whole world will be placed In service this win ter by the Southern railway. These engines will haul the Royal Florida Short Line Limited, which Is operated between New York and St. Augustine over the Pennsylvania South ern Railway end Florida Cetral & Pe ninsular Railroad. Some idea of their strength may be gathered from the fact that each is fully twice as strong as the celebrated "999," which belongs to the New York Central Railway, and hauls the Empire State Express, nearly three times as strong as the engine which hauls the Flying Scotchman from London to Edinburgh, and more than three times "as strong as the engine which brings the mails from London to Holyhead. Coupled with their ordinary strength these engines have a remarkable capacity for high speed. One of them could pull at the rate of sixty miles an hour on a piece of level straight track no less than thirty-three Pullman cars, weighing forty tons each, about eighty-five of the largest loaded freight cars, at a slow speed on a level track. No locomotives now running have so large combined cylinder area and steam pressure as these new Goll aths. Each lender will carry 4,500 gallons of water, and when loaded to its full ca pacity will weigh forty- two and a half tons. This will bring the total weight of engine and tender to 117. tons. Owing to an error in the dates of the letting of the contracts for the new buildings at Wlnfield and for supplies for charitable Institutions, those notices appear In two places In this issue. The correct publication will be found on page 13. Doctors say consumption can't be cured. But when they see It cured right under their face and eyes by Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, they admit that there's something wrong about their arguments and something wonderful about the "Discovery." It isn't miraculous. It won't cure every case; but it cures a surprisingly large percentage of cases; even when the pa tient is pretty far gone with a bad cough, and bleeding from the lungs, and re duced almost to a shadow. Consumption is a blood disease. The lungs want a fresh supply of pure, rich blood and plenty of it; that is what the "Golden Medical Discovery" gives them. It is a blood-maker. It gives the blood-making function power to produce a large quan tity of the nourishing red corpuscles which make healthy life-giving blood. This stops the wasting; drives out the Impurities; heals the ulceration and be gins a rapid building-up process, of solid, substantial and vital energy. The best Thanksgiving dinner in To peka will be served at Mrs. Wiley's cafe, 117 E. Eighth ave. Only 35 cents. SIXTY HOURS TO CALIFORNIA, Dally via Santa Fe. Pullman Palace and tourist sleepers and free chair cars. This Is the line offering quickest time, shortest distance and greatest comfort, every day In the year. The best Thanksgiving dinner In To peka will be served at Mrs. Wiley's cafe, 117 E. Eighth ave. Only 35 cents. f TO M4r GENERAL EMILIO NUNEZ. General Nunei is the chief of the Cuban filibuster!. He lias sent between thirty and forty expeditions to Cuba during the present straggle. Most of them were suc cessful. He is a veteran of the teu years' war.