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002STTA.I2STS A.XlLi OFFICIAL iNETW'SS OF BARTON COUNTY. VOLUME IX. " GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1892. NUMBER 29. Conditional Order. PUBLISHER BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT: Send ty my address The Barton County Democrat, for one year, on the following conditions, viz: When GROVER CLEVELAND is chosen President of the United States I agree to pay you, when that fact is ascertained, $1.60, the regular subscription price of the paper; but if he is not chosen you are to send me the paper FREE OF CHARGE for one year. Name of new subscriber Post Office Address. Sign your name and P. O., cutout your name will be added to our list of conditions. O mmmmmmmmm wmtswmm DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For President. GROVER CLEVELAND, t'or Vic President, GENERAL A. E. STEVENSON. PRESIDENTIAL electors. Waltii N. Auu, E. B. Cabbbll, A- J. McAllmtib, L. D..RBTNOLDS, 8. A. Mabtix, Koah Alum, H. C. Bbowjc, A. C. Shiicw. D. E. Barky, H. A. Whitb. KANSAS STATE TICKET. For Governor, I,. D. LEWBLLKSG. For Lieutenant Governor, PERCY DANIELS. For Secretary of State, B- S. OSBORNE. For Attorney General. JOHN T. LITTLE. For State Auditor, VAN B. P RATHER. For State Treasurer. W. H. BIDDLE. For State Superintendent, H. N. GAINES. For Associate Justice, S. H. ALLEN. For Congressman at Large, W. A. HARRIS. For Congressman, 7th District, JERRY SIMPSON. BARTON COUNTY TIGKET. For Commissioner. Third District, J. 8. WINGET. LEGALIZED BOBBERY. To lay with one hand the power of the government on the property of the ciUaen, and with the other to bestow it upon favored individuals to aid private enterprises and to build up private fortunes, is none the less robbery because it is done under the forms of law and is called taxa tion. Wallace. U. 8. Supreme Court Reports, Page 60S. Constitutionally a tax can have no other basis than the raising of revenues for public purposes, and whatever governmental exaction has not this basis is tyrannical and unlawful. A tax on im ports, therefore, the purpose of which is not to raise revenue, but to discourage and indirectly prohibit some parUcular import for the benefit of some home manufacturer, may be questioned as being merely colorable, and, therefore, not war ranted by constitutional principles. Judge Coo ley in Constitutional Limitations. 0ENTBAL COMMITTEE MEETING. A meeting of the Democratic County Pontral Committee of Barton county is hereby called, to be held in Great Bend, on Saturday, Oct. 15th, at i p. m., for the perpose of deciding what action the democrats of Barton county shall take in rworard in th r.rmntv candidates. All - o- - J members are earnestly requested to at tend. Fred Zutavern, Chm. Will E. Stoke, Sec. EDITORIAL 00MMEKT. "At all times and in all places we trust the people." Grover Cleveland's Letter, 1892. If tariff laws compel the foreigner to pay the tax why didn't the late re publican congress keep the late tax on sugar and make the foreigner pay 60,000,000 more of tax into the United States treasury? Every member of the democratic county central committee has bad copy of the call for the meeting of the committee on tbe ISth Saturday of this week and every member should make a special effort to be in attend ance. Democratic tickets will be at every voting place, and democratic voters should be sure that eyery election board has a democratic representative on it With a free ballot and a fair count we are certain that the republican party of Kansas can be downed in this year of 1892. A. 8, Wikqkt ia making a canvas of his district by attending strictly to bis own business and treating all people courteously and fairly. When elected to a place on the board of county com missioners he will be found the same affable industrious, careful business man we know him to be. A votb for Jerry Simpson for con gress is a vote for the friend of the farmer and laborer, for tbe "common herd" as tbe aristocrats say; while vote for Long is a vote for the political fixers, the tariff barons. Force bill ad vocates for those self same "aristo crats" who assume to tell the farmer he "has no business meddling in politics." 1892 and mail to The Democrat, and new subscribers, on the above Will E. Stoke, Publisher. The "kickers," (and they adopted the name themselves), who attended the conference at Topeka last Friday, omitted one very important thing, viz They should have adopted tbe motto: "Stand un for the Santa Ee railroad." It would mean the same thing as the g o. p. "Stand up for Kansas." About 5,000,000 bushels less wheat went abroad in August than for that month in '91. Lyons Republican. Woe be unto a republican editor who will so frankly admit this fact. Has Brother Hoyt forgotten to defend the McKinley bill? Remember the promise of your party to the farmers Bro. Hoyt and don't give yourself away that way again. Ellin wood Advocate. Democrats desiring their township tickets printed on tbe democratic state and county tickets should send the names of their nominees in to this office as soon as possible. There will be democratic tickets, with the name of Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson printed and supplied to every voting place in the county; therefore, wher ever there are democratic nominations for township officers they can just as well be printed on the regular tickets Morg. has concluded to spell Cath olic win a big "C" from now on until after election at least. He quotes quite extensively from the Pope's Encyclocal Letter on "The Condition of Labor,' an excellent letter with splendid points But Morg's. effort to connect the Pepe's letter with the campaign in the 7th congressional district of Kansas, by deliberately charging false things against Jerry Simpson, is one of the most con temptible efforts of his life. 'We are a Protestant, Stoke is nothi nag, says caraway in tne Kegister or last week. He may be a wonderful pure and upright christian, a very paragon of Protestantism; but just the same, his religion does not interfere with his business or his politics. If it did, he would make more of an effort to confine himself to the truth. If it did, he would not have thrown himself open to charges of questionable transactions while doing business as a real estate agent; neither would he wink his eye at the open violation of Kansas liquor laws practiced by certain of his party for political purposes. Bev. Mr. George, the secretary of the state Sunday School association, re marked today that be was asked by an eastern man recently what sort 01 state Kansas was generally; his reply was: "It has 82,000 square miles, 82,000 Methodists and 82,000 republican ma ioritv." That's the kind of a man send out to advertise Kansas. No tale of woe in that. Tribune. Rev. Mb. George, as a good Sunday school teacher ought not lie that way The square miles and the oblong Metho dists may be all right, but any school bov of 10 years could tell Kev. Mr George that be is "off " about the "re publican majority." Kansas once had that bad reputation, but if the Rev Mr. George wishes to set a good ex ample for truthfulness he will never again make such a bad break. TUB "passing" or democracy was noticed on the Santa Fe road this week It was a "passing" of the boys in more sense than one. Riding on free"passes, distributed by the Santa Fe road through the kindness of tbe republican state central committee, tbe boys "passed" down to Topeka and "passed in their pledges to "do all in their power to defeat the peoples party state ticket," and thus "passed" their allegi ence over to the republican party of Kansas; for in no way can the people party be defeated in Kansas but by the kickers giving their support to tbe hated republican party. How many democrats of Kansas will do this? Yfa predict that there will not be five out of every one hundred democratic voters who will do it. But more about that "passing:" Unlike "The Passing of King Arthur," the couple of hundred democrats who exhibited their kicking ability on the 7th did not cast a bright and true sword into the glimmering lake of the future, to arise and beckon them to a fairer beyond; but they suf fered themselves to be led to tbe brink by a few soreheaded disappointants cast bodily into the lake of republican tilth and corruotion: and it will be many a long day before some- of tbem will be able to rid themselves of the be able to rid themselves mud that will cling to them a constant reminder of the folly of their action. "KI0KERS" C0HYEBTI0K. For several weeks the republican papers of the state heralded broadcast the fact that a convention or conference stalwart democrats" of Kansas was called to meet in Topeka on Oct. 7th, and there were some democratic papers also which took up the" kickers' " cause, the Kansas City Times shoving its Missouri influence, under its new re publican management, upon its Kansas readers. In the latter part of September some 40 odd democrats held a star chamber meeting, and decided to issue the call and work up an attendance. For reasons plain enough for a blind man to read, the Santa Fe road was made party to the scheme, in so far that tickets, or passes, were issued to all democrats who would attend the conference. It was stated by the man agers of the affair who were princi pally railroad attorneys or appointees under Humphrey, the republican gov ernor that an immense crowa or ais satisfied democrats would assemble on the day fixed, the test of allegience be ing, that any democrat who would pledge himself to work for the defeat of the peoples party state ticket would be entitled to a seat in the convention. Desiring to see just how many democrats theie were in Kansas who were willing to lend them selves to the scheme, and having business in Topka on matters pertain ing to this office, the editor of tbe DE3IOCRAT concluded to take in the what appeared to us republican side show. What we found was this: The meet ing was called to be held at 10 a. m., in Representative Hall. At the hour we took a position in the gallery not be ing willing to make the required pledge in order to get a badge or ticket of admission to the ground floor and observed the opening of the "kick." At 10 o'clock there were about 150 labeled democrats in the ball. Kail Road Commissioner Mitchell, an ap pointee of Governor Humphrey, after sizing up the ".immense throng" con eluded that he had better wait a while in hopes of more delegates coming in, so he announced that the meeting would not be called to order until 11:30. At 11:46 Mitehen; Humphreys ap pointee, called the convention to ci 'ier, and Mitchell read the call. At tb's time we counted the people on the floor of the convention hall and found there just 206. In the afternoon others stra sled in until there were possibly 250 to 300 counting Bill Higgins, Bill Sterne and half a dozen other republican state house officials. A. A. Harris, of Fort Scott, a noted railroad attorney, was introduced as temporary chairman. lie made quite a lengthy address, calling the demo crats of the state who held the conven tion on July 6th all sorts of unpleasant names, and telling his hearers what they ought to do to defeat the peoples party nominees, and elect the republi can ticket. Committees were appointed for the oermanent organization and an ad journment taken to 2:30 p. m. After dinner the boys gathered in again. Harris made a number of state ments as to the object of the meeting that clearly demonstrated what he was there for. He at one time stated that he was willing to go with the republi can party in order to defeat the peoples party, whom he called anarchists, re pudiated, etc., showing that he was an apt scholar and had already imbibed very freely of republicanism. One dele gate offered a resolution to the effect that the convention nominate a full state ticket and give democrats some thing to vote for, but Harris ruled the resolution out of order. The order of business called for the organization of new central committee, when one delegate from the 5th con gressional district wanted to know if it "was the intention to organize a central committee of kickers, as against the regularly organized and only legal committee?" His question was not answered, and the kickers committee was organized, D. M. Bell of Rice county being named as committeeman for this, the 35th district. A set of resolutions were adopted, and also a "manifesto," both of which set forth the contempt of the delegates assembled for the action of the state conyention of July 6th, "absolved" tbem from any allegience to that con vention, and virtually pledging the kickers' support to the republican party. The address and resolutions will be printed in every republican paper in the state, and quoted from by every jack leg republican 6lump speaker in the campaign. That is what they are for. Charlie Holliday, in - a ringing ad dress, offered a resolution to place in nomination a full state ticket; and was supported in his plan by several stal wart young democrats; but the thing was not fixed for that; the desire of the leaders was not to take democratic I votes from tbe p. p. ticket for the pur ! pose of giving them to straight demo- i , T l 1 f a 1 beloved, revered republican party from j crats, but for tbe purpose of saving the the ruin that awaits it on .November 8th. We have here given our description of the meeting. Its results will not be very good or very bad. Very few dem ocrats will be willing to be used as re publican tools, even though they may not vote for the peoples party candi dates. Few democrats will fall in line to further the schemes of the railroads against the people. Mr- Long'slMistakes. On October 3d Chester I. Long ad dressed the people of Hoismgton, as before stated by this paper, and had a fairly good audience, though nothing ike what some of the republican en thusiasts stated he had. His address was a continued string of mistakes from beginning to end. He was mistaken in thinking he was ad dressing a lot of nincompoops who never read anything but republican literature; was mistaken when he as sumed that his word, unbacked by any proof, would be taken and believed by the great mass of his hearers. He made the mistake of devoting his entire time almost to an abuse and criticism of his opponent, Jerry Simp son, instead of talking upon tbe issues of the day. He made a mistake when he at tempted to taffy the democrats into the belief that Jerry is not with us on all questious of vital importance to the common people of the land; for every democrat who heard Mr. Long had known that Jerry is with us on the tariff issue, on the force bill issue, as proven by his action in congress and his utterances at the meeting held in Great Bend on Sept. 15th. He made the mistake of going squarely back on all the prominent leaders of his party when he said that "government has no power to give value to gold or silver money." He made the mistake of reading ex tracts purporting to come from the peoples party platform of the 5th con gressional district of Kansas, and the platform of a county organization put on the Pacific slope, instead of taking the national or 7th district platforms. He stated that "one of the best mea sures passed by the 51st congress was the meat inspection bill, which has opened foreign ports to the American cow and hog;" but did rfoT tell how much the price of cattle and hogs had decreased in Kansas since the pass age of that bill. Quite a mistake; you see. He said "all the able bodied men in his family had gone to the war; all had come back, and all were now drawing pensions." The mistake was in giving away the last part, the pension business He said he would, ir elected to con gress, let the old boys such as Me Kinley, Reed, Foraker, Sherman, etc. run the government and. he (Chester) would put in his time writing letters The mistake in this statement wTas that it came too near being the truth to fit in with the general tenor of his talk He bragged about the beauties of "the anti-trust law passed by toe olst con gress," but made the very glaring mis take of not citing his hearers to a single trust or combine that had been broken up by the law. He made the mistake of acknowledg ing that "the McKinley tariff law brought defeat to the republican party in 1S90." For it will do the same thing in 1892. He made the mistake of acknowledg ing that "The tariff on sugar was paid by the consumer." That was very un- republican, though truthful. He read the report of Commissioner Peck of New York, but did not tell bis hearers why Peck burned his records before the truth or falsity of his report could be proven, nor that Peck now stands indicted for the offense. He stated that "Jerry believed in the government ownership of tbe railroads, telegraph and telephone lines," but said not a ward about tbe republican state platform of this state which ad vocates virtually the same thing. He stated that "No party since 1786 had advocated or been in favor of free trade." His mistake here was in show ing himself so short of memory as to forget the cry of the republican party for the last 10 or 20 years about "dem ocratic free trade."' He held up the Hutchinson Times as a "democratic paper," but did not tell bis bearers that the paper was sold out to the republicans, and was repudiated by the democrats of its own county. In fact, he has started out in this campaign with the mistaken idea that all people like to be humbugged, and holding this opinion of people he has attempted to do all he could to humbug them. The good people of Hoisington and vicinity Will have an opportunity to listen to Mr. Long's opponent, on the 2oth inst., and we pledge them that Jerrv will sav something that. i structive, and not devote his entire time to a criticism of Mr. Long. We would like every democrat in the county to kear Jerry, for we know that when they have heard him they will uUl in prerer- uniw l 1 n. rcn p. fn a, i -.ritr.ps; mat- ms ; platform is "The record made hv thiSof baving 01 sr. cougre&a, - NEIGHBORHOOD HAPPENINGS. HOISINGTON . From the Dispatch. John Johnston is having a large wind mill and tank erected .near his livery barn. j More dwellings are now in course of construction in our city than at any time during the past summer. Dever Pickens and wife of Peeitree, West Virginia, are visiting Mrs. Pickens parents, Hon. M. W. Cobun and wife. W. H. Coons and Mrs. L. L. Olson. of Adams county, Iowa, are here visit ing their relatives' the Coons family and Mr. and Mrs. Gillham. L. S. Johnson and wife arrived this week from Wheeling, Mo., aad are vis iting L. S.'s brothers, L. F. and Elmer, at this place. From here they go to Oklahoma. The Hoisington fellows that have gone into the mining business and who have Phil Haley at work on their mines appear to have struck it rich out there. They have struck a'good lead of silver ore which the assay shows to yield $333 per ton. This is surely a big strike and we congratulate the members of the company on their good fortune. CLAFLIN. From the Banner . Mr. Byers returned Tuesday morn ing from Heizer, where he has been puttiuc up a new and commodious barn for himself. Another of the old bachelors of this vicinity, Mr. Ed. Tincher, has joined the anti-bacelors association and was married one day last week. The carpenters began work on the new church the first of tbe week and the work will be rushed as fast as possible. The buiding will be finished by the first of next month. J one Byers and wife and sister, Mrs. Penna, came over from Heizer, Sunday last, to visit for a few days. Mrs. Penna will remain and send her chil dren to school this winter. About fifty persons were out to the temperance meeting Saturday evening, and the following were elected officers: President, Mrs. A. Giles; Vice Presi dent, G. A. Plasket; Secretary, Mrs. Jesse Elmore; Treasurer, Mrs. J. H. Cannon. Mr. White, he who came down from Hoisington some time since, and under took to run a barber shop in connection with a joint, we are informed has skip ped, leaving some of our people in the hole, at least there is now two attach ments on the property that was too heavy for him to carry with him. While in Hoisington Monday evening a number of the gang that has been spoken of in these columns in connec tion with the Strader racket of a week ago, concluded that tney would get even with us by giving us a good flog ging; but knowing this class to be un friendly toward us, we were prepared and when three or four of them showed their willingness to lend their assistance in carrying out their threats, we had to stand them off with our little "Howit zer.'' If this thing keeps on, somebody is going to run against a well developed circumstance. ELLIN" WOOD. From tne Advocate. Jos. isprinker lelt Monday evening for a visit to his old home in Illinois. Ellinwood has not a single red head ed girl, but has plenty of white horses frank Kedneld is now to oe iound in the dry goods department in the store of V. S. Musil. Joseph Mies from Illinois, an uncle to our furniture dealer, P. B. Kimpler s here this week visiting the latter and other relatives and friends. Frank Baker showed interest in the development of the city and comfort of the farmers by putting in a pump and public watering trough this week. Ellinwood always manages to keep cool and this year she is furnishing cool ing material for several surrounding towns in the shape of big blocks of the finest quality of ice. Mrs. Godlieb Andreae, of New York City, who has been here visiting Chas. Andreae and family during the past three months left for her home in New York again last week. The railroad companies are now at work in this state organizing clubs among their employes to oppose the election of the fusion ticket, because it is in favor of a reduction of freight rates. More of EUinwood's young men have gotten married this year than in any nKor mmmm mm, mmmmmmmrrA t-r- iUn " I tbree years. This shows what leap year j wilLdo among a lot of bashful young I men j Frank Petz is the only person whom we have seen this year who can boast raised any peaches, and ! Frank does not boast of the quantity, but the quality. He had on exhibition in his meat market this week some of the finest peaches we have ever seen in this or any other state. He says one tree had four bushels on it. One of the peaches on exhibition weighed 10 ounces. PAWNEE ROCK. From the Leader. J.E.Milligan and wife leave for the Territory to day. C.Gano has bought the Geo.Youtsey's farm near Dundee. A girl arrived at the home of Marsh Mosbarger's Friday night. We undsrstand that a Kansas City man is talking of starting a bank here. Mrs John Ashby was taken very sick Saturday while visiting at Marsh Mos bargers. Rev. Dixon received eleven new mem bers in full connection with the M. E. church at Pioneer Sunday. We don't care if Topeka has several colleges and a female seminary it can't come up with Wichita for pretty girls. Will Gill, west of town, has some apples on exhibition at the postoffice that are fine. He has 300 bushels we are told. Married: In Larned Sunday Sept. 25th by Rev. Charles Gates, Chales Ruff and Miss Delia Gates. They will reside on the south side where Mr. Ruff teaches school. If some party papers would confine themselves to the truth in reporting political gatherings they would not injure their cause and they would hold the respect of the people. Lying about the size of crowds does no good. In the first place the crowd that listens to a speaker is no evidence of his party's strength, and in the second, the pecple will know better. This applies to papers of all parties. Wedding Bells. Married Thursday, October 6th, 1892, Mr. Axel Wemergreen to Miss Nora Beye at the home of tbe bride, in Great Bend, Kansas. At 8:30 p. m., beneath the flashing lights and accompanied by the cheering Latrains of a wedding march -the bride and groom marched into the presence of assembled relatives and friends, ac companied by Mr. Len Frye as grooms man and Miss Fannie Clift as brides maid. The bride was dressed in cream silk trimmed in pearl bead passamentrie and silk lace, white kid slippers, and white gloves. The groom wore conven tional black. Rev. J. W. Carson of the Congregational church read the marri age service. The company then adjonrned, with the bride and groom, to the Concordia Club hall, where a magnificent wedding supper was spread, which was enjoyed by about 100 guests, and pronounced by them one of the finest and most com plete ever laid before an assembly of the kind. The bride, Miss Nora Beye, is the handsome daughter of Mr. C. Beye of this city, a young lady who has grown up with the city, amd who counts as her friends " and admirers every citizen. The groom, Mr. Axel Wemergreen, is a young man who has proven by his industry and frugal habits that he is well prepared to care for the excellent life companion he has taken. Following is a list of the wedding presents received: Concordia Society--Handsome carved oak extension table and clock. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Kleuber and daugh ter Bronze stand lamp and set of pil lows. Will Kline Set of ground glass tum blers. Mr. and Mrs. Steurie Water set. Willie Hengist Wash bowl and pitcher. Ella Bohan Water set. Mr. and Mis. Fred Stauffer Cake stand, lace spread and shams. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shore and Fan nie Clift Silver fruit basket- Mrs. Robert Bayer Silver pickel castor. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Zutavern j China berry bowl. Charlie Pressl Smoking set. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bosse Set of silver tea spoons. Leo Bochemohle Salt and pickel castor. Will Bunting Silver butter dish. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Schuster Silver butter knife. Mr. and Mrs. Alb Weiss Set of silver tea spoons. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beye Dining room cupboard. Will Bohan Syrup pitcher, salt and pepper and toothpick holder. Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Miller and family Handsome stand lamp. Georgie Hulme Perfume set. Mrs. Fred Larsb Fancy Linen towels. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brueser Tabel linen. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Volmer Fancy linen towels. Mrs. Joseph Hiss and Mrs. Chas. Pressl Tabel linen and napkins. Mrs. H. M. Kline Handsome oil painting ber own work. Misses Lena and Bertha Gageiman Table spread. Adam Geil, Matilda Both and Mary Giles Stand lamp. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zutavern Silver card receiver. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mackenroth- Center table. Lenn Frye---Handsome hanging lamp. D, C. Glissman---Handsome rug, Miss Pearl Kline---Bobinet throw. Mrs. Pat Bohan- Rocking chais, . Joe Troillet---Box of cigars. Mr. and Mrs. Bulhorst---Salt and pepper castor. Groom to bride---Set of jeweliy. "Kansas Prohibition. " Hon. David Overmeyer,in a splendid letter recently made public, gives many good reasons why Kansas should have a revision of her constitution. He treats the different items in a lengthy review, and as be is one of the best jurists in the state, his words are weighty and commend themselves to the public generally. Of the prohib- 1 itory liquor law be says: "Prohibition is an exotic in our fundamental law. It should be torn from the constitution root and branch, and the legislature should be forbidden to pass any law prohibiting the con version of the products of Kansas into any merchantable commodity or pro hibiting the sale of such product. In stead of wasting of time and money in vain and foolish efforts to build cotton and sugar mills, let us remove the re-, striotion and permit the upbuilding aft industries that will work up our im mense crops of corn, grain and fruits and thus furnish "a home market" for the farmer, employment for labor, in vestment for capital, increase of prices, and inducement for immigration. Men stand ready to engage in these enter prises without the aid of a protective tariff and without bounty. This, is one 'way out' for Kansas. 'Another way out1 which depends on the repeal of prohibition, is to unload our surplus lands for cash, and still have enough land left for homes. Our people have gone heavily into debt for lands and improvements hoping, and justly hop ing as pioneers, that the incoming population would relieve tbem of their surplus acres, while the money thus realized would relieve them of debt. Prohibition came and people quit com ing. During tbe ten years of prohi bition a mighty tide of emigration has swept over. beyond and around Kansas. At the advent of prohibition Kansas was tne Dest aaverusea siaie in me Union. While it, like all places, has its draw-backs, it is alter ail an en- chanted land, in which salubrious air, fertile soil and sublimity of scene, are so blended, that tbe eye of man is gladdened and his heart rejpiced.by the rapturous charm of burnished sky and shining plains, and yet in ten years we are short at least one million of people by reason of prohibition. People will not make homes where they cannot be free. Tear prohibition from the con stitution, and burl it into the dark vor tex of things accursed; firmly cortrol and wisely tax,the trafic in intoxicating beverages, make known to tbe hardy and industrious home-seeket and worthy immigrant that the curse of bigctry and fanaticism has been lifted from the state and we shall witness such an influx of population, and such a wave of rising prosperity as has never been seen in Kansas." Taxed Socks Mike Doran, a street car driver in Washington, who bad been a diligent, reader of McKinley "s speeches and bad been led astray by his heresies, has received new light on the tariff question. Mike's mother in old Ireland sent him twelve pair of woolen socks, which'were received at the custom house by Mike's cousin and broubgt to him with a re ceipt for three dollars. Thereupon Mike addressed tbe following letter to McKinley: Dear Sik I read yor speeches in the bouse of representatives during tbe Fifty-first congress when tbe tariff bill was under discussion in which you asserted and made me believe that the foreigners paid our taxes. I also read your speech as presiding officer of the republican national convention at Min neapolis, in which you asserted again that tbe foreigners paid our taxes. M5 mother sent me a dozen pairs of socks from Ireland a few days ago. each pair being worth about twenty cents. My cousin, who brought them to me, had o pay twenty-Gve cents a pair tariff du ties on the socks at the New York cus tom bouse. Will you please be kind enough to teil me what foreign govern ment I shall apply to to have that thrfee dollars refunded to me? If the for eigner pays the tax as you say be does, I am entitled to get my money back, but I do not know just exactly what ; government to apply to and I hope you will b kii.d enough to inform m by return mail. Y'ours truly, MlCHEJLL DOBJLS,