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Conditional Order.
, 1892
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
Tot Preeidest,
Tor Vie President,
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.
For Governor,
For Lieutenant Governor,
For Secretary of State,
For Attorney General.
For State Auditor,
For State Treasurer,
For State Superintendent,
For Associate Justice,
8. H. ALLEN.
For Congressman at Large,
For Congressman, 7th District,
For State Senator, 36th District,
For Representative,
For Conntjr Attorney,
For Probate Judge,
For Clerk of District Court,
For County Superintendent,
For Commissioner. Third District,
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.
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
The committee then adjourned.
Fred Zutavbrn, Chairman.
Will E. Stoke, Sec.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
From the Banner .
A great may people in and around
town, are suffering from colds or hay
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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!
Every Act, Every Wagon, Cage, Car,
Endless in Novelties!
Monday, October 26.
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?
Pair Royal Bengal Tigers! Flock oi Ostriches!
White Bears!
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.
LteThis Year!
Always the Biggest!
Animal and Tent are Brand New!
Limitless in Features!
3 Big Rings! 3
of Skirt Dancers!
21 Horses 5332. SS
Double. tenSSE!-
posy races, sack races, man Vnd
Wheel-Barrow Races!
Pick Wild Wet Races!

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