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Meade County News.
Published every Thursday by NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, John D. Wehrle, Editor. Entered in the Post office at Meade, Kans. as second class mail matter. Subscription, Ji.Ob per year. Advertising rates made known on applica tion. Locals run 'tf." and charged for at 3 cents per line for each insertion. SEPTEMBER 20, 1900. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET. For President, WILLIAM J. BRYAN, of Nebraska. For Vice-President, ADLAI E. STEVENSON, of Illinois. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. For Associate-Justice, DAVID MARTIN, of Atchison county. For Governor, JOHN W. BRIEDENTHAL, of Shawnee county. For Lieutenant Governor, A; M.HARVEY, of Shawnee county. For Secretary of State, ABEFRAKES, of Trego county. For State Auditor, E. J. WESTGATE, of Finney county. For State Treasurer, CONWAY MARSHALL, of Anderson county. For Superintendent of Insurance, WEBB McNALL, of Smith county. For Attorney General, HUGH P. FARRELLY, of Neosha county. For Supt. of Public Instruction, LEVI HUMBARGER, of Dickinson county. CONGRESSIONAL TICKET. For Congressman-at-Large, J. D. BOTKIN, of Cowley county. For Congressman 7th District, CLAUDE DUVAL, of Reno county. For State Senator, 37th District, LOT RAVENSCRAFT, of Clark county. For Representative, 124th District, S. D. ADAMS, of Meade county. When a shoe pinches a person the first thing we hear is a roar. We don't hear any of the Repub lican spell-binders defending the ad ministration for pulling down the flag in Alaska. That isn't their howl. Theodosius Botkin, of southwest ern Kansas fame, has been engaged by the Republican national commit tee at a salary of $15 per day and expenses. Gov. Pingree, of Michigan, says he don't think that one man can de stroy this government, consequently he has no alarms in the event of Bryan's election. Carl Schurz has replied to Mr. Gage's letter and says that Gage seeks to draw attention from the chief issue to one that is settled the money question. Mr. Richard Croker says New -York will go Democratic by 85,000. This is different from the way he talked in 1896, and if you will re member it went the way he said in 1896. Orders have been sent to Gen. Chaffee to prepare to withdraw from China. Of course the flag will have to come with them. Mr. Burton should then in a loud tone of voice, ask, "Who will pull down the flag?" The Republicans charge theDem ocoats with the abandonment of the money ; question. They ought to give them credit for abandoning a back number and one on which they lost the election of 1896. The northern Republicans who have so much to say regarding the "disfranchising" of negroes in South Carolina ought to go down there and make their speeches they don't do any good at so long a range. Mr. I. P. Campbell should not be disappointed, as he had a fair show with Duval in the convention, though he received only two votes on both ballots. If he has the in terest of the party at heart he would at least keep his mouth shut. We never thought it consistent for a man to howl prohibition on the street and have a jug of the "real thing" in his cellar at home. Neither do we believe a man should be a temperance agitator at home and when away for a short time be obliged to make excuses for his in temperance by an over-indulgence in green peas or some other excuse just as absurd, McKinley Was For Free Silver. From the Chicago Chronicle. ' "To the Editor of the Chicago Chronicle Did William McKinley ever advocate free silver at the ratio of 16 to i?, Did he make speeches in its favor when in Congress? Though silver is not the issue, there have been many who, in our club discussions, take issue with the first question; hence the desire for en lightenment. J. R. Rodman." William McKinley voted for the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 of gold in 1877 in Novem ber, 1877. That is to say, he voted for the original Bland bill, which provided for the unlimited coinage of silver dollars for the benefit of depositors of that metal at the ratio stated. That bill was changed in the sen ate to one of limited coinage of sil ver dollars on government account only and not for the benefit of de positors of bullion. In this shape it was passed and President Hayes vetoed it. In February, 1878, Wil liam McKinley voted to override the veto. His vote was one of those by which the bill became a law in spite of the veto. The month before he vo'ted to override the Hayes veto he voted for the Stanley-Mathews resolution declaring all bonds of' the United States payable in silver dollars at the option of the government. Twelve years later William Mc Kinley supported the Sherman silver purchase law of 1890. In the same year he advocated the use of all the product of our silver mines as money, which was equivalent to the advocacy of free and unlimited coin age of silver. In February, 1891, McKinley be rated Cleveland for "dishonoring silver," but seven months later he opposed free coinage. In 1893 he resisted the efforts of President Cleveland to secure the repeal of the Sherman silver-purchase law and in 1894 he condemned the repeal of that act. In 1896 he insisted on subordinat ing the silver question and forcing the fighting on the tariff. In 1900 he takes to himself great credit for the passage of the single gold standard act and does not hes itate to say that the gold standard must be maintained, come what may, and that there must be more legisla lation to that end if necessary in order to its attainment. Anybody who can't ffnd what he wants in William McKinley's record on the money question must be hard to please. Backs Bryan With Money. A special telegram from Milwau kee to a Chicago paper some days ago said,: "James Fisher Jr., who has a large stock farm at Eastman, Crawford county, Wis., is willing to back up his confidence in William Jennings Bryan with his good money. The Daily News of this city publish ed the following communication from him: " 'Editor Daily News: Please state in your paper that I have $1,000 to bet with any Republican that Bryan will ' beat McKinley. I have offered it repeatedly here, but can get no takers. " 'I will also bet one-half of this amount that Bryan will carry Wis consin by more than 5,000 majority. Will bet $ 100 that he will carry Wisconsin by 10,000 votes. The farmers are almost solidly against McKinley. The German farmers are unanimous against him. Mark H anna's money may do something in the cities, but it won't work in the country. James Fisher, Jr.' " We do not care how much the truth is told about us, but we do not propose to be misrepresented as we were in the Globe of last week, and we resent it. We have taken a posi tion which we conscienciously be lieve to be right and we shall defend the same as long as we possess the power and strength to do so. We trust that there is no sober-minded person in Meade county will believe that we ever had any intenfion of casting any reflections upon the per sonal character or integrity of any of our good citizens. You all know Fuhr and you also know us, and all we ask is your candid judgment. In all probability, had we enjoyed the joys and pleasures of hymeneal bliss and paced the boards from dark till dawn and performed num erous other feats of the household acrobat, our gray-matter might have been badly affected. Such has not been our experience and we cannot view the matter in that light. How ever, our space is too valuable to waste in noticing these foolish, though malicious assertions. Con sequently we pass. - If 1 x g vsur- uurrc&punucnis. FOWLER NEWS. The sudden cold spell has caused several stoves to be erect ed and the number of coats are greater than has been noticed lately. Mrs. Lapel returned.last week from her extended visit in Cana da for several months. Her neice accompanied her back to make a visit. Mrs. Chaney was a pleasant caller at the burg Saturday. H. Burford says he has his line completed and it will be ready for use as soon as he gets suffici ent battery to run it. W. T. Miles shipped out five car loads of cattle the first of the week. Quite a number of wheelsmen attended church at Artesian last Sunday. W. E. Carr and Wm, Krisle finished threshing this week af ter a delay of several days on ac count of rain which damaged con siderable of their grain. Mrs.. Dyer's sister-in-law is here on a visit and expects to re main several weeks. Ed Palmer, accompanied by Miss Snyder, from Minneola, were down visiting among his homefolks last Sunday. Mrs. Fanchar was transacting business In -the city last Satur day. J. A, Porterfield lost a fine yearling a few days ago from eat ing second growth cane. Stock men should be on their guard and keep cattle off the same. B. E. Crane and Mammie Pal mer drove out in the west part Sunday. Mrs. Frazier and children started for Ohio last Tuesday where they expect to stay for several weeks on a visit. Mr. Frazier expects to follow suit in a week or so. Our teacher arrived here all right Saturday night and began school Monday morning on time. We think that we will have a good school as she is well liked by the scholars. Carl Ellis renewed his energy for the third time and made a howling success of the dance at his place last week. A large crowd attended and all report a good time. Henry Burford's appearance is quite . frequent on Sundays now. We wonder what the at traction is? The mail was quite late Satur day night on account of the en gine jumping the track up near Ford. Miss Dottie Newton has been helping Mrs. Carr during thresh ing. The town is on a boom now, Arthur Jones is digging him a new well. He says this thing of carrying water is getting tire' some and he intends having things handy. The Fowler Finchasers Co. seems to be very quiet lately. We wonder if the last catch was so heavy that they all foundered and cannot stand the idea ot fish any more. Quite a number of our people attended the reunion at Meade this week. Some sort of a meeting was held at the M. E. church last Tuesday night. The Democrats and Populists will hold their primary next Fri day to elect delegates to attend the convention at Meade Satur day. Let all turn out and go to Meade Saturday. Cracker jack. The funniest thing in the -joint convention at Hutchinson Tuesday, was a democrat delegate from Meade county who called the chairman's attention to the fact that he had wired home for the proxies of the populist delegates and they wouldn't send them to him. Preston Plain dealer. . The brother is in error. Meade county had two delegations present, both solid for Duval. The number of deaths at Galves ton will be between 3,000 and 5,000. Relief has been sent from all parts of the United States. The News office is prepared to print letter-heads, envelopes, cards, blanks, circulars and all other kinds of job work neatly and promptly. One trial will convince you. Call and see our samples when wanting anything in this line. . If you want all the news of the county you should subscribe for the News. EDUCATIONAL. MEADE COUNTY SCHOOLS.. The following statistics are taken from my annual report' for the year ending June 30, 1900: Number of organized districts, - 38. Number of District Clerks reporting, 38. School population, males 266, females 262, total 528. Number of pupils enrolled, males 238, females 234, total 472. Average daily attendance, males 164, females 158, total 322. Number of teachers required ' 35, Months taught by male teachers, 24. Average salary of male teachers per month $47.50. Months taught by female teachers 178. Average salary of female teachers per month $32.20. Average length of school year in weeks, 22. Average number of mills levied for all school purposes. 12. Estimated value of all school property. $18,832. Number of school buildings 36. Number of school rooms 42. Number of school houses built in the year ending June 30, 1900, 4. Cost of same, $1,082. School house bonds issued, $300. Bonded indebtedness June 30, $19,358. Number of persons examined, 35. Number of applicants rejected, 7. Number of certificates granted, 28. Average age of persons receiving cer- tsficates, 23. FINANCIAL EXHIBIT, r Receipts. Balance in hands of District Treasurers July I, 1899, $S 19 96. District taxes, 8465. 14. State and county school funds. 432.99. Sale of school bonds, 300.00. All other sources, 32. 1 1 . Total receipts, $9750.20. Expenditures. Teachers' wages and supervision, $6893.28. Repairs, fuel, and other incidentals 1351.88. Library aud school apparatus, 38.35. Buildings, furniture, 551.10. All other purposes, 246.55, Total paid for school purposes, $9081.16. Balance in hands of District Treas urers June 30, 1900 669.04. Total receipts and expenditures bal anced, $9750.20. J. A. Porterfield, Co. Supt. County Convention The Democrats of Meade county, Kansas, will hold a delegate conven tion at . Meade, Kansas, Saturday Sept. 22nd, 1900 at 10 o'clock a. m. for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the following named offices: Probate Judge, County" Attorney, Clerk of Dist. Court, Supt. Public schools, Commissioner 2nd district. The several townships are re quested to hold their primaries Fri day Sept. 21, 1900 at 2 o'clock p. m. The representation shall be as follows: Crooked Creek 7. Cimarron 4 Fowler 8. Logan 6, Mertilla 5. Odee 5, Sand Creek 4. West Plains 6. Meade Center 10. D. B. Stutsman, Chairman. S. D. Adams, Sec'y. The Peoples' party will hold a convention and will be entitled to the same number of delegates. S. M. Bennett. Chairman S. P. Bunch, Sec'y. When Gov. Altgeld replied to Roosevelt's speech at Minneapolis the Republican organs set up a howl about Altgeld's "venom." Altgeld's offense consisted in showing up the hypocrisy of Roosevelt. When Roosevelt denounced all Democrats as traitors, repudiationists, and strikers, the same Republicanorgans laughed gleefully and talked about Roosevelt's patriotism. It all de pends upon the point of view. If you happen to be an administration shouter you can denounce men as traitors, you may falsify the records, you may slander better men than yourself, and the administration or gans will declare that you are a pat riot. ut if you happen to be an opponent of William Imperator your record for patriotism and your ser vices to your country will cut no figure. The administration organs will declare that you are a copper head and traitor. Those two words comprise the sum total of adminis tration argument this year. Omaha World-Herald. The Hutchinson News has the following concerning Hon. G. F. Grattan: "G. F. Grattan, of Mc Pherson, was one of the leading members of the last legislature. He was active in committee work and a power on the floor, having no super ior as a debator. His standing among other members was such that his support of a measure was proof of its honesty and his opposition was nearly always fatal. - Mr. Grat tan has been renominated and the people of McPherson will do the proper thing' for him and the best for themselves by his re-election." kodge Directory M. W. A. Meade Camp No. 1738, meets every first third and fifth Monday -night of each month. John D. Wehrlk, V. C. John Elliott, Clerk. A. O. U. W. Meets on seco'nd and fourth Tuesdays of each month. D. B. Stutsman, M. W. F. W. Fick, Recorder. A. F. & A. M. Webb Lodge No. 275 meets . Saturday night on or before the full moon of each month. O. Hamilton, W. M. E. F. Rl f.man, Secretary. Churches METHODIST Services each Sunday at 1 1 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting each Wednesday evening Rev. W. W. Enyeart, Pastor. BAPTIST Services first and second Sun days of each month at usual hours. Rev. J. M. Robinson, Pastor. CATHOLIC Services on notice each month Rev. James Donohue, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN Services on notice each month. Rev. A.. II. Parks, Pastor. Christian Endeavor Meets every Sunday evening at 7:30 at Baptist Church. Winnie Bonham, President. Epworth League Meets every Sunday night at M. E. Church at 7:30 p. m. Lulu Fick, President. Ola Fick, Sec'y. County Officers. Representative Geo. W. Wiley Geo. B. Cones Frank Wehrle David Truax John Elliott Winnie Bonham F. C. Judd A. T. Bodle Sr. J. A. Porterfield Dr. W. F. Fee J. H. Ellis ( John Innis, John Conrad, ( H. E. Hayden. Treasurer Clerk Probate Judge Clerk of Dist. Court Register of Deeds Sheriff County Attorney Supt. Public Instruction Coroner, - - Surveyor, Commissoners A. W. Callender desires to call the attention of the general public to the fact that he can be found at the old Baxter stand at all hours, prepared to do blacksmithing, wood work, painting, and practical horse shoeing in a first class manner. I ask your patronage and thus assist me, our town, and yourselves as well. Give me a trial and be con vinced. All work done on short notice. A. W. Callendar, Prop., Meade, Kansas. New Fall millinery at Webrle's. Call and examine the new goods. Leaders and Subjects EPWORTH LEAGUE. Sept. 23 Elery Cooper "Tares in your field" Matt. 15:24-30. Sept. 30 Ola Fick "Our fool ish excuses" Luke 14:15-24. Read and you will know where to go for bargains in second hand buggies, road carts, spring wagons, farm wagons and machines. Will trade for old vehicles or buy them and pay all they are worth as I am in the busi ness, ' Good old wrought iron pnr chased at 25cts per hundred, deliv ered. Call and see me and you can get a trade as I trade and traffic in all articles from a pocket knife to a steam boat. You will always find me at my shop at work. A. W. Callendar, Meade, Kansas You can get HIE MEADE COUNTY NEWS in connection with Topeka Semi-weekly Capital for ' $1 75 Kansas City weekly Star for I 20 Woodward, Ok. 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We will send yon letters of reference direct from the largest banks in Chicago if you wish it Spilfl YllllR flfJllFR tdT- This low prt and the special terms of shipment without deposit will Ssllhf lUUll UnUbn be withdrawn very soon, tJfGive name of this paper. tS, . MEAD CYCLE COMPANY, Chicago, at. W. C. OSGOOD. Jp. AGENT FOR Henry Bosch & Co. Wall Paper Co. MEADE, . - - KANSAS DR. W. F. FEB. Offers bis professional services to the people of Meade and vicinity. Office over the Meade State Bank. MEADE, KANSAS. C. K. SOURBEER, Repairer of Artesian, Kansas. Best Mainspring's, $1.00. Cleaning;, 75cts. Glass 15 to 25cts. New pivot $1.25. New jewel 75cts. Agent for Roger Bros 1847 Silver ware, Elgin Watches, Clocks etc. All work warranted. j""Leave all worK at Fostoffice. DR. C. B. LESLIE, All calls promptly answered, day or night. Office at Drug store. MEADE, KANSAS, 10 On Jane 21. 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Best OrLUirilf A I llfnOs Shelby seamless tubing with foreed connec tions, flush Joints, Improved expander device to fasten seat post and handle bar; Royal Arch crown: the celebrated Mavis hubsand hanfrer the easiest running known; Beeerd A" tires, the best and one of the most expensive tires on the market, The genuine 4 Mcsingcr IIyalealo saddle; pedals, tools and accessories the best obtainable. Knatueledln black, maroon or coach green, highly finished and ornamented; special finished nickeling on all bright parts. We thoroughly test everv niece of material that goes into this machine. Our bimaiaa- Tear'a Jmmr. antee bond with each bicycle. " " FRFP to ?3rM enaus the aieMiOeash to fun with order we wm r ntt. send free a genuine Bnrdlck 10,000 mile barrel pattern cyclo meter; or a hich grade floor pump. Your money all back if you are not perfectly satisfied. CHEAP WHEELS. LJit advertise and sell as hivh grade. We can furnish them. O. R. JOHNSON, Artist. Platinum or Gold Tones, Gloss or Matt Finish. Photo Buttons. Madallions, Enlargements-' .Viewing and Interiors a Specialty,' E. F. Rieman, Notary Public . Louis Boehler Atty. at Law E. P. RIEMAN 6c CO. 1 Ranches and cattle for sale. Titles perfected. Rents collected. Taxes paid for Non-residents. MEADE, KANSAS O. HAMILTON, Mgr. Fresh beef, pork and lard always on hand. Hides bought and sold. MEADE, - - KANSAS. METROPOLITAN BARBER SHOP, SHAMHART & ROBERTS, PROPS. CLEAN TOWELS KEEN RAZORS Styles 0! iuilf Meade, - - Kansas. Z. B. RAGLAND, Feed Stable Horses cared for by day or week. MEADEX - - KANSAS. J. H. CAMP & SON, Feed - Mill. Grinds all kinds ot grain. West side square. MEADE, KAS. Good turnouts furnished the Public. Horses m boarded by day or week. MEADE. , - - KANSAS STOCK BRANDS. R. A. HARPER, ; Meade, Kansas. -". Brand on left shoul- brands, z on left thurh, U S on rifrht jaw, H op left thigh. Ranch on Sonne Creek. 3 miw southwest of Meade. XX- ALF SIEGF.f P. O. Meade, Kans. Brand anywhere on animal. X I Horse brand,. li i a. li S. D. ADAMS iinm V Cnnrl tflnhln Q iGGU 0IUU1U. Rapffe, head of 5-mile.