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BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT. safe CONTAINS ALL OFFICIAL IsTEVSTS OF BARTON COUNTY. YOLTJME IX. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1892. NUMBER 30: Conditional Order. , 1892 PUBLISHER BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT: Send to my address The Barton County Democrat, for one year, on the following conditions, viz: When 0R0VER 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., cut your name will be added to our list conditions. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Tot Preeidest, GBOVER CLEVELAND. Tor Vie President, GENERAL A. E. STEVENSON. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. Waltm N. Alxbjt, . B. Cabbzll, A. J. McAxxnrm, L. D. Rb soi.ds, S. A. Martin, Hoah Allsh, H. C. Bnowtt, A.C. Shirk. ' D. E. Barry, H. A. Whim. KANSAS STATE TICKET. For Governor, L. D. LE WELLING. For Lieutenant Governor, PERCY DANIELS. For Secretary of State, R. S. OSBORNE. For Attorney General. JOHN T. LITTLE. For State Auditor, VAN B. PRATHER. For State Treasurer, W,H. BIDDLB. For State Superintendent, H. N. GAINES. Q For Associate Justice, 8. H. ALLEN. For Congressman at Large, W. A. HARRIS. For Congressman, 7th District, JBRRT SIMPSON. For State Senator, 36th District, JOHN ARMSTRONG. BARTON COUNTY TICKET. For Representative, M. W. COBUN. For Conntjr Attorney, For Probate Judge, For Clerk of District Court, For County Superintendent, For Commissioner. Third District, J. S. WIN GET. LEGALIZED ROBBERY. To lay with one hand the power of the government ob the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it upon favored individuals to aid private enterprises and to build up private fortunes, is aone too less a robbery because it is done under the forms of lav and is called taxa tion. 0 Wallace. TJ. 8. Supreme Court Reports, Page MS. Censtltntienalty a tx can have no other basis than the raiting ef revenues for public purposes, and whatever governmental exaction has not this basis is tyrannical and nnlawfnl. A tax on im ports, therefore, the purpose of which is not to raise revenue, bat to discourage and indirectly prohibit some particular import for the benefit of some home manufacturer, may be questioned as being merely colorable, and, therefore, not war ranted by enstltnnonal principles. Judge Coo ley in Constitutional Limitations. CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING. The democratic central committee of Barton county met in the court house on Oct. 15, at 2 p. m., there being present committeemen from twelve townships. The local situation in Bar ton county polities was thoroughly discussed, and the following resolution was adopted by unanimous vote. Resolved, That the chairman and secretary of the democratic central committee of Barton county are here by instructed to place the names of John Armstrong, candidate for State senator, and M. W. Cobun, candidate for representative, upon the democratic ticket." The committee then adjourned. Fred Zutavbrn, Chairman. Will E. Stoke, Sec. EDITORIAL COMMENT. The next president will be a demo crat. Let us help to put men in the two branches of congress who will aid G rover Cleveland in tariff legislation, and against the force bill. No repub lican congressman or U. S. senator would thus aid him. The people's party congressmen and senators will. The average yield of wheat per acre in the wheat growing states for 1892, as given by agricultural department at Washington, is 13 bushels to the acre. Kansas is second in yield out of eigh teen states, her average yield being 17 bushels per acre. Washington has the best average, it being 18 bushels to the acre. Mark Heynes, in the Pawnee Rock Leader says, "yon Kansas republicans who intend to Tote for Weaver" etc. Ho, ho! So there are not only Kansas democrats, and Kansas peoples party men, but "Kansas republicans" who intend to vote for Weaver electors! Well, your cause Is more desperate than tbe most sanguine democrat eould expect. out and mail to The Democrat, and of new subscribers, on tbe above Will E. Stoke, Publisher. THE COUNTY TICKET. Elsewhere will be found the report of the action taken by the democratic county central committee in endorsing the nomination of Messrs. Armstrong and Cobun. Pursuant to that action we this week place those gentlemen upon the county ticket, and give the democratic ticket as it will be printed for the election. In placing the name of John Arm strong upon our ticket as candidate for state senator we believe the democrats of the committee have done the proper thing, and the Democrat can and will give Mr. Armstrong a hearty support. He is well known as one of the best men of our county; is a farmer who has experienced the ups and downs of agri culture under the pernicious republi can legislation for the last thirty years, and one who will work first, last and all the time to the interest of farmers. He will never be influenced by the rail roads or by the horde of republican place hunters who haunt the Kansas state house during the sessions of the legislature. The same can be said of Mr. Cobun, our candidate for representative from this county. We believe he will work to the interests of the people of our county better and more faithfully than could his opponent. He has served one term in the legislature and is well pre pared to push forward economic and needed legislation, and it is our judg ment that he will be elected by a larger majority than was given him two years ago. A reference to our ticket will show that the positions of county attorney, probate judge, clerk of the court and school superintendant are left blank, the democratic party of the county showing no preference for either candi date for the various positions. Por county attorney, the Democrat hopes to see Mr. E. L. Hotchkiss re ceive the support of democratic voters, as we believe him to be the best fitted for the position; and the support of this paper will be given Mr. Hotchkiss from now until election day. He has proved himself a good man in the place, and will, we doubt not, fill the position two years more with increased satisfaction to the people of the county. For probate judge, the Democrat favors the election of Mr. T. H. Brewer, the present probate judge, for the same reasons that we favor Mr. Hotchkiss, i. e., that he has made a good officer and is entitled to another term. He has never expressed himself that he al ways voted as he shot, or that he was too old to commence voting for demo crats. Between Mr. Simpson and Mr. Charles, the two candidates for clerk of the district court, this paper will make no choice. Both young men are doubt less well qualified for the office; both are deserving of recognition from their parties. Mr. Charles has always been an active worker for the republican party, holding the position of ward committeeman for several years, and being the present republican city clerk. Mr. Simpson is a farmer who has, so far as we know, always worked indus triously to gain a competence. Between Mr. McKinney and Mr. Mc Taggart, the candidates for superin tendent of schools, the Democrat shall also remain neutral. We should like to be enabled to sup port straight democrats for the various county offices this fall, and believe that, had such a ticket been nominated it would have won. As we have no such ticket in the field, we can only shape our course to the end that will eventually benefit our people and ad vance democratic principles. Pursuant to arrangements of the republican state central committee, al most every republican paper in tbe state has given publication to the pro ceedings of the "kickers' " convention so called that was held on the 7th. if any democrat in Barton county is in doubt about who is at the head of the movement called "the straight democ racy," the fact that Caraway devotes over two columns of his space publish ing the address of A. A. Harris, the resolutions, and the "address to demo crats" ought to show very plainly that the whole thing is the outcome of a republican plot to take democratic votes away from the ticket nominated on July 6th by the regular, straight and only legal democratic state convention. 'A SLIM TUBNOTJT." That is the general remark made about the Long procession of last Sat urday. It was too short to be a "long" procession, and it will be a long time before Jerry will have such a short turnout, although it will not be long until Long's longing for a long visit to Washington as the Jong representative of the long seventh district will be cut short by the return of the Hon. Jerry Simpson. Early Saturday morning the faithful were out hustling about to get the boys in line. The Great Bend and Heizer brass bands were promptly on the streets, and by ten o'clock it was sup posed that a concourse of republican enthusiasm was gathering in the west suburbs that would smother the Jerry Simpson procession out of sight. It came. We saw. And the remark which heads this article, "A slim turn out," aptly describes the parade. First came chairman of the county central committee, Mr. Keeney, fol lowed by a carriage containing the ex boss Morg. and a trio of "the boys" who bad been "smiling" all morning, and who smiled quite audibly as they drove down the street. Following came Wm. Long's dray hauling the Great Bend band, and the balance of the procession was a mixture of wagons, carts, buggies, carriages, boys on horse back, and an ice wagon. The Heizer band, through some mis understanding, did not get in line the whole time. The writer stood on the Farmers and Merchants Batik steps and counted the vehicles, as they came north on Main street and turned east around the square. We counted 58 in all. As a number of the boys got ashamed and dropped out of the procession down the street farther, the count of those down on Forest avenue would probably be just, and that count gave the proces sion 67 vehicles just about half the number that was in the Jerry Simpson procession on the 17th of September. Several parties took the pains to count the number of farmers ve hicles in line, and the largest count was 13 (that unlucky number). All the balance were town vehicles. The day was as fine a one as has been known this fall, and that the g. o. p. did not get out a larger demonstra tion was a surprise even to the demo crats and populists. Seats and a platform were arranged on the north side of the court house, and Mr. Long had a good audience to ljslen to him. Those who heard him probably numbered as many as the crowd which heard Jerry Simpson a month before; but while the speaking was going on there were but few people on the streets. Mr. Long's text was" Jerry Simpson," and he stuck closely to it for a couple of hours. Like Hallowell of two years ago, he has but one speech, and instead of its being improved'upon with use, it is becoming very threadbare. In the evening State Senator Kirk patrick spoke to a good sized audience in the opera house. Every negro in town was present, and as the speaker took especial delight in abusing, mis representing and maligning democrats he of course got enthusiastic cheers from the darkies. He made a labored plea for the old soldiers who are in the peoples party to get back into line; even warned them that if they persisted in voting with the peoples party they would lose their pensions. As a demo crat who desires to see such politics as Kirkpatrick represents wiped out of Kansas we would like to have had every democrat in the county hear his speech, for no conscientious democrat could vote the republican ticket after hearing the abuse and calumny heaped upon democracy by the fellow. The democrats of Rice and Stafford counties are unanimous for the elec tion of John Armstrong, the farmer, to the state senate, in preference to Bob Bailey, the speculator, and we be lieve the democrats of Barton county will vote the same way. Ingalls says he has seen degraded labor in Germany. Germany has a protective tariff so high that the peo ple can not afford to eat American bread and meat. It is curious that the United States is the only nation where high tariffs raise wages and that these wages are highest in nonprotect ed industries. Kansas City Times. As an eye witness of the men assem bled in the "kickers" convention, we will take an oath that there were but 2C6 men upon the floor of representative hall when the proceedings were opened, and tli at there were at r.o time more than 260 so-called delegates participat ing in the sideshow to republicanism. And if any democrat doubts the state ment that the Santa Fe road furnished passes to the delegates there assembled, let him ask Jim Clark, John Bement, Geo. Kincaid, D. C. Luse or Dr. Koch; and when you ask about the passes, also ask wcether it is good democratic principles to aid and abet the railroad corporations in the effort to defeat men pledged to enact legislation that will be to tbe benefit of the farmer? NEIGHBORHOOD HAPPENICS. ELLIN WOOD. From tbe Advocate. There is one thing that the McKin -ley bill don't seem to increase and that is, republican votes. Won't some of the things that the republican papers are saying now make fuuuy reading after the election? Mrs. Kaiser, mother of Geo. Kaiser, who lives about three miles south of town, died at the residence of her son-in-law C. A. Willims on Tuesday, Oct. nth in the 87th year of her life. A vote for farmer John Armstrong for Senator will be calculated to go to about the right spot to enable the farm ers to have something enacted in the hall of legisature to favor them instead of the railroad company and other mon opolistic corporations. E. L. Hotchkiss was a long time El linwood's only attorney, and he made enviable record for himself while here, as he has also done since he assumed the duties of county attorney. A vete cast for Mr. Hotchkiss will be one with good results to the entire community. Jerry Simpson will speak in this city on Monday evening Oct. 24. Let every body turn out and hear the next con gressman from the big seventh. Jerry never slights Ellinwood and our people should not slight him as he is about the only congressman who has ever humbled himself sufficiently to honor us with his presence. CLAFLIN . From the Banner . A great may people in and around town, are suffering from colds or hay fever. Frank Stout expects to move his fam -ily into town the first of next week, so as to be able to send his children to the city school. Mr. Cannon will leave next week for Washington, taking his family with him. He expects to locate and make that state his future home. The streets are being graded with the dirt taken from the basement of Norris & Elmore's hardware building and that part of town presents a greatly improved appearance. It is now about time fo year to organ ize the literary and debating societies for the coming winter evenings. A so ciety of this kind would be a pleasant resort for our boys and girls this winter. Claflin has an elevator capacity of between twenty-five and thirty thous and bushels, and yet there is so much wheat coming to town, as to make it impossible for our grain dealers to han dle it. A number of farmers had to borrow wagons last week in which to return home, their wagons being full of wheat which they were unable to un load. HOISINGTON. From the Dispatch. Dick Jones has been appointed depu ty city marshal. The railroad is doing an immense business at present and the train men and round house men are kept busy. U. H. Holder left Wednesday morn ing for Indianapolis, where he will enter the Indianapolis Medical College as a student. A fine rain fell yesterday which makes it much more agreeable all around. The dust is no more and the wheat is getting ready to make a nice fall growth. A Dispatch representative asked Mr. Corcoran what he thought his corn would yield and received the reply that it will go at least seventy or seventy-five bushels per acre. A great deal of care should be taken this fall in protecting wheat, hay, build ings, etc., aganist fire. The vegetation was very rank this year and a fire makes rapid headway. Burn fireguards. Barton county being a wheat produc ing county, the number of wagons in town loaded with corn are not as usual thing very numerous, but this year the crop in the north part of the county is immense, and although the acreage is not very large there will be a great deal marketed. S. S. Shattuck was in town Saturday with a load of as fine corn as one would wish to see any where. The ears were large and well filled. He said he had about seventy - five acres that will yield forty bushels to the acre. From the Blade. The cirl with the "gallus" has made her appearance in Hoisington. During the prairie fire this week Mr. C. L. Jones lost hay to the tune of about S300.- The Racine hotel was opened last I Friday evening with a grand ball and I oyster supper. The Christian Endeavor society will give an oyster supper on the evening of i the 25th inst. Captain Pearson is figuring on the I erection of a handsome farm residence . on his place west of town. 1 W. W. Truxal and Press Coopnder were over to Concordia last week at tending the conference of tbe United Brethren church held in that city. The timely rain yesterday was a god send to the wheat that has been in the ground for several weeks. The farmer is happy once more. The peoples party held their town ship convention Thursday evening and placed the following ticket in the field: Trustee, Ed Heath; clerk, J. W. Soders trom; treasurer, P. H. Gory; justices, L. M. Kniseley and P. H. Murphy; con stables, John Johnston and J. R. Under wood; road overseer, Robert Knight. Frank Hall was nominated for road overseer in the 1st district; Emil Pfister in the 4th, and A. D. Schnars in the 3rd. PAWNEE ROCK. From the Leader. A girl is reported at Ira French's, south side. So much building is going on that we can't keep track of all. Miss Jessie Vosburg returned Sat urday night from her visit with relatives in Pennsylvania. The mill track has been repaired this week, new ties being put in in the place of the old ones. If you want something good said about you after you are dead, patro nize the home paper while you are living. A. B. Crook came down town on last Thursday morning in a fearful condi tion. The cause of his disorder was a big, nine pound, baby boy. He is quieted down now so that he can do business. Died On Wednesday night, Octo ber 5, M. Burnip. He was buried in the Pawnee Rock cemetery Thursday. He was an old resident and leaves an aged wife to mourn his loss. Died On Thursday, October 6, at 1 o'clock p. m., Mrs. Jane Barrett. Fu neral services were held in the Evan gelical church, Sunday. She leaves two children, a boy and girl. An Independent View. The Kansas City Star, an independ ent paper, and one published outside of Kansas, and therefore not effected by tbe political situation here, has this to say about the kickers convention on the 7th: "The anti-fusion democratic conven tion has met, done its work and ad journed without creating much more than a ripple on the sea of Kansas politics. Of the 106 counties in the state only forty-seven were represented and of these twenty-one sent only one delegate. Ten counties had more than half the delegates and Pottawatomie had a delegation of thirty-two, although casting a comparatively small demo cratic vote. "The mass convention was Intended to be an uprising in which indignant democrats would bury their old time leaders. All that was required of the attendants was opposition to the. populists state ticket, and a county could send as many men as it might see fit. There were all told 207 dele gates who signed the "roll of honor" and when representative hall was full est 216 persons were counted. To make this total such stalwarts as Major J.K. Hudson, William Sterne and William Higtjins were counted. An attempt was made to nominate a straight ticket, but the gentlemen who signed the call had the delegates well in hand and as J. B. Crouch, a member of the central committee, explained several days ago, they did not propose to waste their powder." This pretty fairly states tbe matter; and our prediction is that not 10 per cent, of the democratic vote of Kansas will be delivered over to the republican party by Crouch and his fellow conspir ators. Democrats, look into the history of the republican party, especially the Kansas republican party, and see if you ca:i find one instance of that party advocating or adopting anything that was democratic; see if you can find one instance where the Kansas repub licans have held out a helping hand to democracy, or in any way aided in furthering democratic fundamental principles. You can not find one such instance. And you cannot therefore find a single item of excuse for aiding the republican party now. Ex-Governor George W. Glick tells the following story on Railroad Com missioner Mitchell, who worked up the democratic anti-fusion conference. A democrat in McPherson, whose name Glick refuses to make public, wrote to Mitbell for a pass to come to tbe stal wart convention. . Mitchell sent him three with instructions to bring some good democrat with him. The Mc Pherson man immediately wrote back asking for more passes and Mitchell sent seven. He wrote back for seven more and got them. Then he tele graphed: "Business booming, send me ten more," and Mitchell sent them. The democrat stayed home and now has all the passes in bis posessioa. Only Big Show Always the Best! NEVER ADVERTISES Every Act, Every Wagon, Cage, Car, Endless in Novelties! COMING Jjsj ITS OWN GREAT SPECIAL BUILT RAIRROAD TRAIN! AT GREAT BEND, KANSAS, ON ! Monday, October 26. WALTER L. MAIN'S ENORMOUS RAILROAD SHOWS! 3 Big Circuses! 3 1 2 4 and 6 Horse.Equestrian Feats. Flying Acts. Contortion Brothers Acts. Club sets. Jugglers. Caledonian Sports. Grotesquist Acts. Trapeze Acts. Mid Air Sensations. Ladder Act. Sensational Female Acts. High Wire Acts. Rope Races. Bicyclists. Skaters! Minnettee! S e Greatest ROMAN hippodrome: Two and Eour Horse Charriot Races! Elephant and Camel Races! Stand ing Race?! Male Flat Race! Female Jockey Race! Hurdle Race? TWO - COLLOSSAL - MENAGERIES! ZEBRAS, LYOS, TIGERS, LEOPARDS, HYENAS! Pair Royal Bengal Tigers! Flock oi Ostriches! PUMAS! RHINOCESOS! White Bears! ELANDS! SEA LIONS! SEALS! HORNED HORSES! And 1500 Rarest and Costly Animals! Be in line, secure good locations to see the Grandest of Gala Day Street Parades! Six Bands! Six Tableau Wagons! Fife and Dram Corp?! Gold Bedecktd Xlages, Dens and Lair! Thirty Mounted Ladies! Male and Female Jockies! Tandem Teams! Roman Chariots! long line of Elephant?, Camels, Water Buffaloes, c. QI22 DAY ONLY. Doors Open at 1 and 6 P M. BEGINS AT mt tm P. M. ALL RAILROADS SELL I'll I l TICKETS" TO THE SHOW LteThis Year! Always the Biggest! MORE THAN IT SHOWS Animal and Tent are Brand New! Limitless in Features! 3 Big Rings! 3 of Skirt Dancers! Minnette!- 21 Horses 5332. SS Double. tenSSE!- posy races, sack races, man Vnd HOESE HACK. MONKEY RACE. FASf SPRINTERS IN SPECIAL CONTESTS. Wheel-Barrow Races! Pick Wild Wet Races! SDLKEY -:- RACES! CHILDREN'S o RACES!