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publican Tricks in Sunny K&nsaa
xiifj cusai iwo conia ib uie
PEOPLE WOITT STAND IT.
AhlG. O.P. Tryine to Steal a United
rf Sutti Senator in Wyoming
L - Osborne, Democrat, Takes
1 the Governor' Office.
i Trying tf Steal a Senator in Kansas,
Topeka, Kas., Dec. 1. The execu
tive council sitting as a board of can
vassers this afternoon cast lots to decide
he legislative tie in Coffey county, ana
o!anger, republican, was chosen. The
Vibret session and Attorney General
Ives, the only democrat on the board,
refused to take any part in it. By this
decision the republicans gain control of
Vj' the lower house of the legislature, and
y Breidenthar, chairman of the populist
Aatate central committee, openly charges
't the board with fraud.. It was imposs
ible to get statements from the various
f membars composing the retiring board
this. f ternooa which did not conflict.
I Secretary Higgins stated that Treasur
ies Stover drew the ballots and the
auditor declared that it was Secretary
Higgins. The town was in a state of
excitement tonight over the announce
ment, and the fusion politicians declare
tnat they will not submit to what they
term "the outrage."
After having decided the legislative
tie for the republicans the state board
I canvassers counted out isosenmai,
m. and seated Swan, rep. from Has-
11 county. The county clerk from
Haskell in certifying the returns had
simnlv transposed the votes. Rosen-
thai had received 100 votes ana awttn
23. The returns as certified showed
hat Swan had received 156 and Rosen
hal 123. Rosenthal was the man whom
,e three democrats, who thought they
d the balance of power before the
irinr board eot in its work, had
creed uoon as their candidate for
beaker. There will be no end to the
ndignation meetings which will follow
n the state. A meeting ol the popu-
ist press was called tonight for Decem
ber 2(krand dispatches were sent all
iverjt'e state reciting the facts. Chair
natff Breidentnal said tonight there
f Wild be 20,000 populists in lopeka
I w hen the legislature met. He still
f AJms that the populists will organize
i "J house, but will noS tell the methods
lich will be employed.
he populists have sua a large
ouh majority in the senate to give
era a majority on jumii uaimu, uu
lua insure the election of a United
;t,aul "senator. If the republicans
inden ke to unseat populists elected
the house, the populists threaten to
etaliate and unseat as many republi
THE RAPE OF WYOMING.
The republicans are also making a
eeoerate attempt to steal a majority
the Wyoming legislature aim Bieui.
reDublican senator. vine world
ilera'.d of December 2, gives the fol
win? account ol the move:
There is every indication tnat, ai-
ough the democrats have honestly
arried the legislature of Wyoming,
e republican machine of the state
tends by hook or crook or both to
tam control ot that DOdy, ana anow
or Warern to succeed himself.
ding to the popular vote, the
rats have a majority oi Doth
s of the legislature, and if
estlv counted, the vote would give
party a majority oi three on joint
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Tiiot, securing the election or a aemo-
atic United States senator.
It is not to be supposed, however,
at the gang which runs 'the politics
d evervthiug else in ithat state will
low this to occur. It has already be-
n tactics which, if carried out, will
3at enough democratic legislators
ut the republicans in control. In
Verse county the canvassing Doard
already unseated one democrat
Iwfullv elected by the people to the
hirer house,- by taking advantage of a
trical error of the judges, in caroon
unty the judges in lour or hve pre
fects failed to mi in aii tne oiantcs in
.e poll books and returns, in the re-
iWitian nrecincts the judges were
inweu to come in a correct all techm
' and clerical errors, but in Hanna
cinct, which gave heavy Jdemocratic
aiotMes, this privilege was reiuseo
ttljrDOaru, W111U11 UCUU.U liU kUIUlY
e vote out.
Aaraocrats made such a sturdy
latest that a hearing was finally given
(J the vote Ol me j.reuiuub was uc
4ed, Carbon county thus electing
e democratic and one republican
ember of the assemwy. luesday,
wpver. the repuoucans resorted to
jther subterfuge, and the clerk of
county, in certiiying tne returns
,he state board of canvassers, omit-
the vote of Manna precinct, thus
tine the entire republican delega-
arnon county ana placing
lature in the hands ot that
hese unscrupulous schemers
nd to prevent Osborne, the
lie erovernor-elect. from taking
.t, m the lace ot his 1,5-JO major-
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itil alter the legislative session
)SBORNK TaKES the office.
tt r ' . i . j
nn Hi. usuurne, me democratic
Irnor-eL' t of Wyoming on Decem
creattO a great sensation in that
'ng cotR eiwealth by inaugurating
self as governor, lie was elected
Ol the vacancy caused by the elec-
cWarren to the senate a year
They have no lieutenant gov-
nr in Wyoming, and Barber, the
retary of state has been acting gov-
fcor.' . . . .
he law does not appear to he clear
to the time lor the naw goveriaor to
publicans were scheming to Keep
jfcit altogether, went to the state
fand entered the executive office
n issued a proclamation, re-
ue facts, declaring himself gov-
hd asking all loyal citizens to
him, It Is likely no trouble
e, af Osborne is elected by a
of over 1,500.
Klementa or Industrial Peace.
We have suffered ao much from in
dustrial war, that a calm and intelli
gent discussion of the remedies should
command the respectful attention of
every thoughtful citizen of the United
States. We have had a surf.it of
proof 4 that he wage war is du3 to the
malcontent ..f tUe overfed and Utopian
coiidit'pn o' the laboring class, that, a.
a fact, said class has no real grievance
or ground for discontent, tbat it ha.
biinply "waxed fat,:' and '"kicks."
't may be that its average condition
is an improvement on former days
why not? Shall other human condi
tions improve, and honest toil alone re
main sialic, or worse, retrograde?
The vast majority of would-1 e philoso
phic and "brilliant writers" on econo
mic questions, themselves well housed,
sleek and well fed, know very litttle
about the sufferings of the toiling
masses, and are simply fitted to give us
a little poetry on "The simple annals
of the poor."
I shall try and write from the stand
point of the working men, and with
genuine sympathy for them.
The first avowed aim of the Knights
of Labor is: ''To make industrial aad
moral worth the standard of individual
and national greatness," which de
mands a radical change in our social
ideas, and is the prime coadition of in
At present the common aim is to get
wealth. It should be the production of
men of high character and integrity.
Whan this high idel is once firmly
established, all other questions, such
as sanitation, improved dwellings for
the masses, Sabbath observance, educa
tion, recreation, proper distribution of
wealth, child labor, etc., will naturally
adjust themselves. If we continue to
make money our ideal, and shape our
policy therewith, then do we become
pagans, worshipping material things,
and the wrath of God will be kindled
The following are a few of the things
necessary to the establishment of in
1. We need a great number of peace
makers, men who shall seek to promote
harmony among all men.
Some influential parties are seeking,
through the press, to sow seeds of dis
cord among working men, unions and
reformers are arrayed against each
other; labor troubles are grossly ex
aggerated, and speedy catastrophe
The press, generally speaking, must
change its attitude. A great part of it
is owned and controlled by wealth
Labor interests and organizations are
treated with less than common decency.
When the interests of the poor are
at issue, newspapers lose regard for
A "capitalistic press" necessitates
an off-set by a "labor press" things of
such unfortunate tendencies as to in
tensify the division of the American
people into two bitterly hostile camps.
2 A general diffusion of knowledge of
social and political science is needed.
Leaders, reformers, followers, teachers
and the taught, will do well to heed
3 There should be no new martyrs to
this noble causo. We should punish
assassins, and rid ourselves of anar
chists, but limit severe punishment to
crime, and not vent ire on the expres
sion of honest opinion.
4 Kiimer-treatment of employes is
imperative. "Making bricks without
straw," is anart which the American
can never master.
Englishmen have expressed surprise
at the contemptuous treatment working
people receive in this land of the free.
Caste is becoming unendurable, and
the phrases, "Elite," "Four Hundred,"
"Plutocracy," "Aristocracy," "'Upper
Ten," "Toiling Masses," "Common
People," etc.. abound.
There never can be, there never
should be industrial peace so long as
toilers are treated as Inferiors.
The air of superiority assumed by
persons with far more money than
brains, is simply intolerable.
On election day only, and then to be
insulted by threats and offers of
bribery, may the poor man come into
the majestic.presence of the nabob.
Have we forgotten that Jesus was
the son of toil? Is the distance of
years between us and the founders of
this republic so great that we fail to
remember that the Puritans and
Colonial heroes were not Croesses and
Napoleons? that they came not to con
quer and enslave, but as seekers after
liberty and equality?
They were filled with the celestial
thought that men are created free and
equal; they were poor, but of sturdy
morality, devoted to popular education;
lovers of constitutional liberty; be
lievers in the sacredness of human life
and the higher law of God.
The universal brotherhood of man is
a pretty phrase (in print) but, unfor
tunately, there its force seems to end.
Until we come to a proper recogni
tion of the great principle of human
equality, we shall be cursed with Hay
market, Buffalo and Homestead riots;
and the wealthy class may well organ
ize a standing army of private detec
tives and police to guard their persons
5 An honest and impartial adminis
tration of law, bearing equally on rich
and poor, master and servant, pri
vate individual and corporation.
The police power of this country is
controlifd by wealth, and "courts of
justice largely so. Of all dangers
threatening our institutions, this is
6 More money and greater service
for the amelioration of the condition of
I would not encourage needless pau
perism, but provide for the unfortun
ate in a discriminating and unostenta
7 The establishing of savings banks
and the appropriation of natural mon
opolies, like gas supplies, water works,
streetcar lines, and railways of course
with compensation for already acquired
rights and their management in the
interest of the whole people.
5 f rotecuen against foreign emigra
tion. A large per cent of f eign in
flux degrades labor and f iswrs crime.
tk-iug antagonistic fc Am-iicin labor,
and bbould b m-H with 1. giala ion of
tne sterner kind.
Lalj he application of prac
tical chrisiiimty; not ct-d.
deuomLnat onali-m or wet, but
tender Christlike pyinpaihy for the
poor and toiling.
The t?reU secret i tne worderful
hold f the 1 torn an Catholic church "n
the masses is i s interest in all ranks
and cla-se ; it knows no color or con
dition except as a helper. Herschoo's,
churches and cathedra's are open to
all. It U a pity that much of the
Christianity of today u!t ma'es in os
tentation, cos ly edifices, and a dudish
clergy, whose eyery gesture is cut after
the latent fashion pla e, and lacks true
The humble and poor ara treated
with supercilious contempt; or if
charity is dispensed, it is diffused bo
condescendingly, that poor recipients,
enjoying just a little self-respect, spurn
such offers of help and are driven well
nigh into cursing. Turn, and behold
the conduct of the holy Nazarene, who
went about doing good, meeting sin
and want, sorrow and misfortune with
Until the church learns to applv her
Christianity after the manner of Christ
and His Apostles, her influence on the
masses will be narrow and weak.
Church and state need learn the
truth that co-operation, fraternity and
equity among its entire citizenship,
tend to perpetuate a free government.
Pyrrhus, a Greek mei chant, once
compassionately bought ac old man
enslaved by pirates.
Having freed him frcm slavery he
next pitied his poverty, and so bsught
his little all, a few barrels of pitch.
Touched by this double act of disinter
estedness, the redeemed ciptive re
vealed to Pyuhus the secret that an
immense treasure was hidden in the
apparently worthless mass.
There proved to be enough and more
than enough to make them both ex
Let us learn.
Mrs Alice Baughmak.
Uk-j- Ara of I'rcqnent Occurrence, but
Tliey Are liirHly Notloed.
Any clear night if the watcher has
pnlienee. he may see one or more
shooting stars,'' or meteors. These
are not stars at all but often are
more brilliant than any star, because
they are so near to us that their fric
tion against the earth's atmosphere
either causes them to glow at white
heat or to l!ame up like a torch.
Even a very small meteor, one not
much larger than a pin head, might
become distinctly visible in this way.
and seen against a background of
constellation outshine the North
The whole solar system, astrono
mers suy. is strewn with particles of
matter known as star dust while
larger bodies known as meteoroids
chase one another about the sun at
intervals of a few miles. Usually
when these meteoroids encounter the
earth's atmosphere they break into
small fragments and fall harmlessly
to the ground. It is thought that
only six or seven hundred of these
meteoric stones roach the surface of
the earth unbroken in the course of a
year, while the number of small par
ticles which fall has been estimated
at 2. 004 000 a day. If the air did
not act as a cushion, no casualty
would be more common than being
hit by a meteorite.
Meteorites are usually composed of
iron, silicon and oxygen, the three
elements which are most common in
the earth, and as no new elements
have been found in these visitors from
space, it is believed that the solar
systeta and perhaps the universe, are
mado out of the same material as the
The motion of falling meteors is
very curious. One has been known
to travel on a line almost parallel with
the earth's surface, and from sixty to
100 miles above it all the way from
Indian territory to Central New York,
where it is supposed to have fallen in
fragments. Another passed from
Michigan across New York state and
out to sea betweeu New York City and
New Haven. These meteors travel
600 or 700 miles an hours after they
Meteors are most common about
August 10 and December 7. when the
earth annually encounters long
droves of meteoroids as they journey
-around the sun. Once in thirty-three
years the earth crosses the thin
stream of Leonides which seems to
come from the constellation Lea and
is so long that six or eight years are
required for this flock of meteors,
traveling twenty-six miles a second to
pass a given point. When the earth
meets this great torchlight proces
sion these is a display worth seeing,
says Harper's Young People. The
next one will take place in Novem
Where meteors come from is not
known. Whether they are fragments
of a bursted plant or collected star
dust can only be surmised. Once it
was thought that they kept ud the
sun's supply of he-t by running into
him but that theory has been aban
doned. What is certain is that the
planets are becoming somewhat
larger and heavier every year through
the shower of metoors and star dust
that is constantly falling. Thus it
happens that while it never rains
pitchforks, yet iron enough to make
a pitchfork rains upon the earth
So Charles Dudley Warner happily
terms California, and for a winter re
sort that glorious state is without a
peer. The dry pure air, soft and balmy,
ia a joy for the strong man and a
wonderful strengthener for the weak
and suffering. The arrangements for
this fall and winter tour, via Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific systems,
are perfect., the journey being made
with the greatest easefand comfort.
WHAT ARB LABOR'S RICHTST
Worker Ar Wanting la Xotkfnff Bat
I'nlty of Action.
In all controversy relating to the
r laiois of nipiul and labor, the
iuelion almost invaluably asked is
Wuai risihU h;n capital? The own
ers cam the right to employ when,
how and as they please; by t-hop or
working rulei fix the p.tymcnt and
daily hours of labor; to discharge
the workmen when they please; em
ploy whom they choose; and, finally,
set up the broad claim that every
man has a right U do with his own
as he thinks proper. Abstractly
these claims 1 believe are correct
Km capital accumulated by labor and
dependent upon it for its maintenance,
profit and interest occupies a very
different position when it assumes.
In its relation to labor, the do as-you
please method; the relations become
strained and differences arise.
Labor claims that in this relation
it is a producer, a maker to some ex
tent; of capital when it is accumulated
by construction, maintenance and
production. In such instances labor
claims a share of the profits arising
from the sale of the product I think
this, in belief, is a fair statement of
the claims or each party, and from
the differences of these claims has
arisen the contest between them. A
number of merchants, manufacturers,
etc have recognized the justness of the
claim of labor and have adopted a co
operative system in division of profits.
Mr. Robert Mitchell of Cincinnati
employed nearly 4, 000 men in manu
facturing furniture. The men struck
for higher wages. The younger mem
ber of the firm was in favor of a
lockout But when several employes
came to him, and he found that their
relation of employer and employe had
existed for more than forty years, he
stated to them, repeat ng the expres
sion of the men, Yes, boy a it is our
factory, and let us try and keep it
ours." The strike ended. The owner
saw that while he had the legal right
to do as he pleased but by doing it
the faith and confidence of his men
would be lost moral obligations for
once vs lrped legal rights.
The relations of rights of ownership
in industries is most pitiable and sym
pathetic, it is the sublime faith of a
body of men in the generosity and
moral obligations of one man. So
long as moral rights of ownership are
recognized generosity arising from
this rignt is exercised, and all is bar
raony and prosperity. But when a
little less profit than usual is made,
or men require a slight increase of
pay. the pleasant relations are sev
ered confidence is lost and old
friends become passionate enemies.
A political party organized for the
express and specific purpose of per
manently settling the difficulties ex
isting between capital and labor,
without any alliances or entangle
ments with any other party, will not
only be certain of success, but be of
inestimable benefit to the peace and
perpetuity of the republic.
A little time to educate and har
monize the elements of labor will be
necessary before l.e party becomes
dominant writes SR. Beckwith, M.D.,
in the Journal of the Knights of Labor.
During the last thirty years the
government states, municipalities and
townships have paid more than three
billion of debts, and notwithstanding
this wealth has increased tour-fold.
The value of labor has only increased
a small percentae. and gained that by
losing 1100. 000,000. in wages alonej
from strikes, boycotts and lockouts.
This is an unfair proportion and should
be more equitably ad; usted. As mat
ters now stand, the breach between
capital and labor instantly widens.
Neither will conse ii. to a settlement
from any proposi' n that has been
offered. The inl rent love of wealth,
the inordinate v.- ity of display and
foolish pride of .lintaining soc'al re
lations are such uat capital will con
tinue to prevent iin increase in the
price of labor Labor to secure its
claims has united in forming unions
and organization.-', and thoy in turn
have adopted measures which produce
distress and suffering among working
men and their families, impair busi
ness, lessen the value of capi
tal and increase the fierceness of
the 'contest It must be evident
to every workingman that combined
capital has recently determined to
destroy labor organisations, thereby
forcing labor to compel its represen
tatives to negotiate individually with
capital in the price of labor. This
force cannot be resisted unless labor
adopts an opposite course of proced
ure and assumes to exercise a power
that capital cannot resist a power of
the government Labor, with its
true and fast friends, constitutes 80
per cent of all the voters; it has
never assumed governmental con
trol because it believed its cause just
and its means of securing justice were
adequate. The cause remains just,
but the means have failed, Tariff for
revenue or high tariff cannot alter
the false value of corporations and
trusts or reduce interest and salariei
This evrl Is on the increase, and t
price of labor must decrease in the
same ratio. Labor is wanting in
nothing but unity of action. Com
bined capital will crush out the weak
unions first and move on in the at
tack until the strongest and wealthl
esrlabor union will be the weakest
As soon as the move commences, pro
vided no radical change in the present
successful management of the govern
ment is proposed, political parties and
the people will vie with each other in
their haste to be foremost in assisting
in a just peaceful settlement of a ques
tion that every reflective mind sees is
momentous to the interest of the coun
try, and the elevation and improve
ment of 80 per cent of its citizens.
I remember when a tramp was so
rare as to be a curiosity, and it was
equally hard to find a man so wealthy
that he could afford to support his
family in idleness; dudes were un
known; the rich were industrious;
labor was dignified, and had no griev
ances with caoltaL
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guarantee the price on every arti
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