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Why Bryan Will
. . . Support -Parker
".. W. J. Bryan has given out. the
following statement: " -
'I shall vote for Parker and Davis,
the nominees of the democratic na
tional convention, and shall do so
for the following reasons:
Pirs:--Because the - democratic
ticket stands, for opposition to .im
perialism, while the republican ticket
at ;indsf for an' imperialistic poliejr. On
this-' question, which .was the para
mount Tsmie iu" 1900, and' which must
remain an importaut issue so long as
as attempt is made to hold colonies
under the-American flag: on this issue
the convention was unanimous, the
platform emphatic and I have no
doubt that the candidate will carry
out the platform.
"Second Mr. Roosevelt is injecting
the race issue into American politic,
and this issue if it becomes national,
will make it impossible to consider
economic questions that demand solu
tion. The election of the democratic
ticket will put a quietus upon this at
tempt aud permit the race question to
work itself out without the bitterness
which Mr. Roosevelt's conduct his
Third Mr. Roosevelt stande for
the spirit of war. His friends pre
sent him as a man of blood and iron.
He believes iu strenuousne6s and in
culcates U' love for warlike things.
The democratic ticket stands for
peace, for reason and for arbitration,
rather than force, conquest and blus
ter. "Fourth The democratic platform
declares in favor of the redueton of
the standing army, and as this plank
was unanimously adopted there, is
reason, to believe that a democratic
success on this subject would bring
some advantage to the people.
"For these four reasons I feel justi
fied in supporting the ticket, but I
shall not misrepresent the situation,
or appeal for vote upon false grounds!
A democratic victory will mean very
little, if any, progress on economic
questions so lone as the party is un
der the control of the Wall street ele
ment. ' On the money question, Mr.
Parker is as thoroughly committed to
the side of the financiers as Mr.
Roosevelt. If he does not go as far
as the republicans would in retiring
the silver dollars, in establishing
branch banks, in enlarging the pow
ers of the national banks, and in the
substitution of an asset currency for
the present currency, it will be be
cause he is restrained by the demo
crats in the house and senate. Noth
iner erood can be expected of him on
the money question.
"On the trust question, the demo
cratic platform is very much better
than the republican platform, but the
, nomination of Judge Parker virtually
nullifies the anti-trust plank. Unless,
in his letter of acceptance he commits
himself to "attempt anti-trust legisla
tion, we need not expect 'him to pur
sue a different course, from that pur
sued by President Roosevelt.
"So far as the labor questions are
concerned we must await Judge Park
er letter before we shall know
whether the laboring' man has any
thing to expect from his election. The
labor plank as prepared by Judge
Parkers friends oo the subcommittee
was a straddling, meaningless plank.
In the full committee, planks were
adopted in'favdrof arbitration, the
eight-hour day, and against govern
ment by injunction; also a 'plank- on
the Colorado situation. If Judge
Parker is silent or anbiguous on
these subjects, it will mean that the
financial influence back of him will'
not permit him to take the labor side
on' these disputed questions.
On the tariff question, tome little
progress may be hoped for, but the
Parker men on the committee were
nearly all in favor of a very conserv
ative tariff plank, and it remains to
be seen whether Parker will carry out
the positive and definite' plank -which
was submitted by the full committee.
- This is the situation: .
, "Judge Parker stand3 for enough
things that are good to justify' me in
giving him my vote, but, as I have
tried to point out for several months,
the. triumpth of the 'Wall street ele
ment of the party denies to the country
- any hope of relief on, economic ques
tions, t-v-f.. iv.inu
'"I have nothing; to take back, I
have nothing to withdraw of the things
that T have said against the .methods
pursued to advance his candidacy. It
was' a plain and deliberate attempt to
deceive 4 the , party; ; The,-Kew-vYork
- platform was vagu and meaningless
. . and "purposely soy because tne -advo
cates of Judge Parker .were trying to
secure votes from among" the people
who. would have - opposed his Yiews
had they known tbem. If he had sent
. to the Albany convention the telegram
.se sent to the St. Louis convention
'he would have had very few instructed
, delegates from the south and no 4 po
eible chance for the nomination. - But
ie and his managers adroitly and
purposely c'oncealed his position until
the delegates had been corraled and
the nomination secured. - Then' his
friends attempted to secure a jrold
plank, which was overwhelmingly de
feated in the committee. After the
party, had rejoiced over. the harmony
secured by the omission of the ques-
tian, ' and after he had secured the
nomination, he Injected his 'views'
upon the subject at a.time .when, he
could not be taken from" the ticket
without great demoralization.
'The nomination was secured,- there
fore by . crooked and indefensible
methods, but the democrat who loves
his country has to make his decisions
upon conditions as he finds them, not
as be would like to have them.
"After having stated that J shall
s upp6rt the ticket, and after having
given my reason for so doing," I think
it due to the democrats of the nation
to say that, while the fight on econom
ic question's : is postponed, it is not
. "As soon as the election is over, 1
shall, with the help of those who be
lieve as I do, undertake to organize
before the campaign of 1908, the ob
ject beiujr to marshal the friends of
popular government within the demo
cratic party to the support of a radi
cal and progressive policy to make
the democratic party an efficient means
in the hands of the people for secur
ing relief from the plutocratic element
that controls the republican party,
and for the time being is in control of
the democratic party.
"This plan of organization will be
elaborated soon. It is only mention
ed at this time that the readers of the
Commoner may know that the contest
for economic and political reform will
begin again as soon as the polls
close and be continued until success
Official Democratic Call.
There will be a convention of the
democrats of Kansas held in the city
of Topeka on Wednesday, August 3,
1904, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m.,
for the purpose of placing in nomina
tion the following:
Two Justices of the Supreme Court
for a term of six years,
One Justice of the Supreme Court to
fill the vacancy occasioned by the res
ignation of Judge Pollock,
" Lieutenant Governor,
Secretary of State,
Superintendent of Public Instruc
Three members of the Board
The election of a State Central Com
.The nomination of three Presiden
tial Electors, and for the transaction
of such other business as may come
before the convention.
The delegates to this convention
will be selected in such manner,"arid
at sucrT time andwplace, and .under
such rules and regulations as may be
prescribed by the county central com
mittees of the various counties, and
the basis of representation shall; be
one delegate for ' each .200 votes, or
major fraction thereof, cast for Wm.
H. Craddock for goyernor.in the elec
tion of 1902, and one del eg ate" at large
for each county, and that no county
shall have less than two delegates.
Edwards county is entitled to four
H. P. Farrelly, Chairman.
Chas. McCrum, Secretary. . -
Democratic Congressional 'Con
At a meeting of the' Democratic
Congressional committee held in
vvicnita on April i, liW4, it was or
dered that a delegate convention of
the democrats 'of the Seventh congres
sional district be called to meet at the
city of Great Bend, on Tuesday, Aug
ust 9th,' 1904, at the hour of 11 o'clock;
a. m., lor tne purpose or nominating
a candidate for congress. .,
The basis of 'representation was
fixed the same . as named in the call
for the state convention, namely: One
delegate for each 200 votes, or major
fraction thereof, cast for W. H.. Crad
dock for governor in the election of
1902, and one delegate-at-large from
each county, . and r provided that no
county have less than two delegates Av
.The coinmitteejrecomraends, tha no
proxies be recognized In said conven
tlb n"except Vs they'are held by elee-;
torsfrora the county to-which r they
are acclt4t"JF. Fttt.t Jt
';Hexry Block, Chairman. '
nn h. eyans & co;
Kinsley, Edwards Co., Kas
CT Office in Graphic building
Fertile Valley of the Mississippi.
While It is true Oklahoma,, Indian
Territory and Texas invite the home
seeker and others in search of a prof
itable investment and a business com
petency, there is another field 1 along
the . Frisco - System quite recently
opened to those, interested in a . per
sonal betterment of financial "re
On June 1st, the line of railroad
heretofore known as the St. ; Louis,
Memphis & Southeastern ( now Frisco
System), was extended to St. Louis,
thus making a territory in Missouri
and Arkansas,, along the west bank of
the Mississippi river, accessible by
way of St. Louis.' '
The present service consists of pas
senger tram leaving union station
7:10 a. m. daily, for Cape Girardeau,
Luxora, Carruthersville and inter
mediate points to Memphis, also the
Cape Girardeau accommodation (dai
ly) leaving Union station 4:20 p. m.
Some years since, perhaps a quar
ter of a century, this section was
avoided by reason of want of develop
ment or progress! veness; now, how
ever, it is considered equal, as the
homeseeker and investor may meas
ure, to Oklahoma, Indian v Territory
or Texas. The change in condition
throughout was accomplished by large
governmental expenditure, a progres
sive people and extended railroad fa
cilities promoted and maintained by
the Frisco System, operating, as it
does, nearly 700 miles of railway in
the immediate Mississippi valley, less
than 300 miles distant from St. Louis.
The soil is exceedingly fertile, crops
invariably abundant, timber interests
extensive and resourceful.
Those desiring additional particu
lars will receive immediate response.
Passenger Traffic Department,
Frisco System, St. Louis.
A singular fact incident to the
struggle between Russia and Japan is
chronicled by the London Press as a
thing not dreamed of by the Japanese
when they forecounted the costs of
war. Referring to this fact, the Wash
ington Post says: "Since the first of
the 'year Japan has exported some
$30,000,000 in gold in payment of mil
itary equipment purchased abroad.
Nearly all of this money,' it is stated,
has found its way into Russia's war
chest, and is being used in the opera
tions against the power that unwit
tingly supplied the wherewithal. For
a people to have their gold come back
to them through the cannon's mouth
is not a pleasing experience, as we
are assnred by the. London editor.''
The process which made it possible
for St. Petersburg to draw the gold
shipped from Tokio was, according to
the Post, simple enough. The Post
explains: "The gold was shipped
from Japan to San Francisco, thence
to New York in transit to London. As
Paris was at that time drawing heavi
ly on London for gold with which to
take up the Russian war loan, the
Japanese gold was deflected from its
primary destination and sent direct to
Paris from New York, invested in
Russian-bonds, and sent on to St.
Petersburg , The 'fortunes of war'
have seldom or never furnished the
parallel of this transaction, but the
anomalous development of the hostili
ties will, not long continue, as the $50,
000,000 Japanese loan recently floated
in New York and London will end tne
necessity of drawing upon Japan's
modest stock of treasury gold in or
der to liquidate her foreign indebted
ne8s. This consummation will permit
the solicitqus British to cease from
troubling over the boornerangtlike re
suits of their ally's purchase of arms
abroad, though at this distance they
appear more constructive - and senti
mental than real."
Edmund Beall, ,of Alton, IU., has
won fame by building an apartment
house which' he has labeled "The
Stork's Nest." Mr. Beall announces
that he will "give the preference to
tenants with children. Indeed, he
says that he prefers that his apart
ment house shall be used exclusively
by married people with families. He
declares that, he believe that large
families are good for a community
and he has decided to sec an example
to other landlords by providing
place where couples may live without
fear of eviction or an increase in rent
if there is an increase in the size of
There are 382,000,000 Chinese speak
ing the same language, making Chi
nese the most spoken language. There
are so many dialects which are entire
ly different that they seem Scarcely to
belong to the same tongue. The in-
habitants of Mongolia and Tibet can
t hardly understand the 'dialect of the
people in Pekiug. Putting Chinese
as follow in millions: ' English, 120;
German,- 70; Russian
in, 63: Spanish, 14;
. ... - Fr Sale. r ,
Ford and Gray county land. Jus,
received a special list from both coun
ties. -Any one wishing 'to make in
quiries in regard, to the above land
call on" .-. 1 T. H. EVANS & Co. .
. Titles examined and abstracts made
by T. H. Evans, bonded abstracter.
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'Menb's popular cafe,-Home- S
like meals, pleasant dining Ij
room, quick service, cour- ;
teous treatment, music.' Sin-
gle meals, 23 cents; meal
ME NO'S CAFE
t DR. C. C. STERRETT !
Permanently located in Kinsley.
Office, over National -Bank. .
HIGHEST PRICE I
Butter, Eggs, Hides
Flour and Feed constantly on
hand; also grinds all kinds of
Feed and Corn Meal for Table
Use. Cash paid for Poultry and
Eggs. All kinds of Grain and
FRAVEL & LEWIS.
JOHN O. POPP, Prop.
First door west of Hottewltz's store.
Fresh and Salt Meats always
Fish and Oysters in Season.
Cash Paid for Hides.
G. E. WilsoQ,
Successor to Yeatman A Wilson.
REAL ESTATE AGENT
I have a large list of lands
for sale and rent in every '
part of the county.
Special attention given- to
all matters pertaining to Real
Estate for Non-Residents.
V. B. BISHOP; Proprietor.
ALL IVOItK GUARANTEED
HOT AND COLD BATHS
REAL ESTATE .
Live- Stock, Life and Fire Insurance.
-' . Farm Loans Wanted.
Money to Loan Ik per cjmjJ
;. Special attention given to ,
; . ' . leasing lands and collecting
rents for non-residents- -
' Office hours' 10 to 12 a. mi and 2
to 6 p. m. Office over Leonard's Jew
elry Store. J'-. ; -
World's Fair Service and Rates
Through ;;PInansi to
St. Louis Every Day
On No 2
East of Kansas
iVr " TVT ' "' '"r Which leaves here at 8:50 a. tn.
vJA iNO O East of Kansas City sleeper runs over Wabash route.
LOW RATES TO WORLD'S FAIR: Ten-day tickets cost $19.90.
Sixty-day tickets cost $22.10. Tickets limited to December 15, $2650.
VERY CHEAP EXCURSION RATES: Tickets good seven days,
but good only in coaches, $11.85. On sale Mondays.
For further particulars and literature of the World's Fair apply to
C. W. CLASS, Santa Fe Agent, Kinsley, Kans.
OUR BIG STATION
Only Line to WORLD'S
All trains from the West connect with the Wabash at Kansas City.
Ask your agents for tickets over the WABASH.
L. S. AlcCLELLAN,
Western Passenger Agent.
- 903 MAIN STREET,
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO PURCHASE
First publication July 20, 1!K4.
The undersigned herpby gives notice that
he will, on the Thirteenth (l:t) day of A ugust.
l'.K)4, make hu application to the Probate
Court or Edwards County. Kansas, to pur
chase the followinir described school land.
situated m the organized County of Edwards.
tate of Kansas, viz.: The southeast quarter
of Section 'J'hirty-8ix (30). Township Twenty-
six (-T.)Houtn. Kaniri- Nineteen iiu) west.
He names the followinir persons to prove
his settlement, . continuous residence, and
improvements, viz : W. H. Thornton, resi
dence, Kinsley. Kansas, and J. M. Lewis, Jr.,
residence. Kinsley, Kansas.
Done at Kinsley, County ot Kdwards, State
of Kansas, this -ntti dy of July. 104.
L. E. NOKTH, Petitioner. .
First published July 22, 1904.
In the District Court of Edwards County,
D. D. Kussell, Plaintiff,
W. M. Curyea and Mrs. W. M. Curyea. his
wife; and J. B. Shatzer and Mrs. J. li. Shnt-
zer, his wite. Defendants.
The above-nsmed defen dants. and each of
them, will take i.oiice that they have been
sued by the plaintiff above named and must
answer plaintiff's petition filed herein on or
before the Third CiLday of September, l'.MM,
or s.iid petition will ih taken as true and a
judgment of the following nature will be
rendered accordingly, to-wit: Quietlnjr. as
aitainst said defendants, pl-tintitf's title to
and possession of the following described
land, situate in hawm-ds County, suite of
Kansas to w.t: Lots Three Six ti). Seven
() and Kijfht (S) in Block Fifty-eight '(to) in
the Arkansas Vullej Town Company's addi
tion to th vity of Kinsley, and decreeing
that p aintitr's claim to aud title iu raid pre ni
ls .s in valid and perfect.
A. C. DVKR,
, . i Attorney for Plaintiff.
skal. H. . I. Wilson. -v
I ' ) Clerk of District Court. - 8-5
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Arrives St. Louis - G 40 pjn.
Arrive Kansas 'iry 7.0 a.m.
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Leaves Memphis.... p. ra.
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Lieaves Wirbita... 3.10 p.m.
Arrives Burrton.. .. .. .. 4JSnp;m.
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Xn. !. Missouri river fllj er. br'n'h, I :'3 .
No. 2. K. C. & Chicago express.
- ...branch. $.3"a.
No. C, K. C Si Chicago express, . . .' -
" .' main-line.
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Ni. f-V. Kutc'-imfm cvouaidaf ion.
branch CAt p.
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So. K K. i A. Chicago express. ..
' - ...i ;...raaiH line. 7 5 p.
WT BOUND. ... . 'u -L
Vjt.7. Mexico & fidif.. branch 12:01 a.
Kik . om. ti-r. branch, 3:00 a
n. 337. HutchinMi accni4Hlatinn.- i
.. brunch, I2i25 p.
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line, 12:32 p.
yd. 3. alll.litiilted. branch. . 4:30 p.
No. 5. Colorado expreaa. mala Hue , K:35 p.
No. 1. Calif. exprew. braach. ....... 9:4 p.
Do no- slop in Kinsley. ' , - '
leaves here at 6:20 a. m. . . '
City sleeper runs over Alton route. .
RIGHT AT THE GATES
FAIR Jlain Entrance
H. C. SHIELDS,
Traveling Passenger Agent.
KANSAS CITY, MO.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
OFFICE IN DRUG STORE
KINSLEY :: KANSAS
jgLMER E. HAYNES
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office: Opposite Marsh avenue hotel.
Residence: Massachusetts avenue
and Second street.
Residence Phone No. 86.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office on Marsh Ave. 4 doors south of
Edwards Co. Bank building.
Qh F.'S. O'FLYNG
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
(.'filed with Harrison Drug Co.
BbLPRE :: KANSAS
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
Office opposite Spence Hotel. Long
distance telephone "Lewis."
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW . .
. Kinsley, Edwards Co., Kas.
C"Office over Rummell's store
M. HATFIELD & SONS
'CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
Kinsley, Edwards Co., Kas.
' Hardwood work and stair building
a specialty .-Plana and estimates free.-
OL. K. D. WEST
. 'r:? AUCTIONEER
.7 ' Kinsley, Kansas ' ' ;
Many years experience a -calling
sales. Satisfaction guaranteed. ' Office
with Kinsley Graphic. -v-v ' ' , -
fr, NOTARY, PUBLIC ;..
Real, Estate & Jjcsuhancte Agewt
' Special attention given to the busi
ness of non-residents, repting farm
and city property collect! ag rents and
the payment of taxes. ; ,
i i $