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NOVEMBER 1, 1900.
WM. J. BRYAN.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON.
For Presidential Elec-tors,
JOSEPH B. FUGATE. 1
ROBERT W. TURNER. Q
JAMES FALLOON. Q
JOSEPH B. GOSHORN-I
FRANCIS M. BRADY.
TAYLOR RIDDLE. f
CARSTEX P. CARSTEXSEN.j
CHARLES II. NICHOLAS. Q
H. J. ROETZEL.
For Associate Justice of the
For Governor, I I
JOHN W. HREII)KTHAL.I 1
A. M. HARVEY.
For Secretary of State,
For Auditor of State,
E. J. WESTGATE.
For Treasurer of State. I I
CONWAY MARSHALL. LJ
For Attornev-Gcneral, I
HUGH P. FARRELLY. I I
For State Superintendent of
Public Instruction. .. I I
LEVI G. I1UMIJARGAR. I J
Superintendent of Insurance, I I
WEBB McNALL. I I
For Congressman at Large,
J. D. BOTKIN.
For Congressman 7th District, ' I I
CLAUDE DUVAL LJ
For State Senator 37th District, I I
For Representative 124th District
For. Probate Judge, I I
W. J. WOODARD J
For County Attorney, I I
GEO. 8. SELYIDGE LJ
For Cleric of the District Court, I I
For County Superintendent of
For County Commissioner 2nd District,! I
JOHN F. CONRAD LJ
Remember a cross (X) in the
square at the right of the candidate's
name means a vote for them. If you
don't make the cross your vote will
The Populists of Meade county
cannot be caught on any such hooks
' as were set out by Mr. McNeal last
Thursday night. He had better try
some other bait as that kind would
not even catch "suckors."
It is a pity that Judge Selvidge
can't go back to Missouri on a visit,
each year without being charged
with being a citizen of that state.
This year he was detained there by
the sickness of his brother, who died
while Mr. Selvidge was there.
We beg pardon of our readers for
consuming an extra amount of space
this week in discussing politics.
This is our last shot and it is our
forward 13-inch gun and it takes a
heavier charge, too, so be a little
patient. We will quit politics cold
next week and turn our attention to
the development of the salt well,
boring for oil or gas or something
Fuhr in one place charges the
writer with being a Republican and
a few lines farther says that two
years ago we did not vote for one
Republican on the ticket. The fol
lowing occurred to us, "Consistency,
thou art a Jewel where thou art to be
found," and we thought an addition
like this very applicable, "But thou
art not to be found in the make-up
of this man." ' "
The "Thrifty Citizea's" Interest.
From the New York World.
A red-hot organ of "McKinleyism
asks, "What are trusts and militar
ism and ' imperialism to any thrifty
citizen of New York?" And its
answer is, "A painted devil and a
The trusts have made it impossi
ble for the "thrifty citizen" to en
gage in any one of a hundred kinds
of business that used to be open to
everybody. They mercilessly close
works and factories and throw
thrifty citizens out of employment.
They arbitrarily fix the prices -f
hundreds of' articles which mer
chants are permitted to sell only by
their grace, and they forbid the
thrifty citizen from selling any ar
ticle which they do not control, un
der penalty of proscription and ruin
to his business. They make the
thrifty citizen who is a consumer
pay higher prices for their products
than they are soid for in foreign
markets. And they corrupt politics
and pervert to their own selfish ends
the Government which the thrifty
citizen pays to support.
The victims of trusts who in
clude nearly the whole people will
be interested in learning, on the
eve of election, that in the view of a
McKinley organ these . monopolies
are merely a painted figment of the
What militarism and imperialism
do to thrifty citizens is equally plain.
It is they who have supplied the
5,321 soldiers sacrificed in the war
in the Philippines. Has any jingo
politician or commercial statesman
or money-seeking "expansionist"
lost his life in the attempt to reap
glory and extend trade in the East?
No! The victims of this wretched
war of criminal aggression have all
been brave regular soldiers or
"thrifty citizens" who volunteered.
Imperialism everywhere and always
plays with the lives of the common
people as pawns.
U'ere the 51 corpses, the 467
sick soldiers, the 58 convalescents
and the 12 insane who arrived at
San Francisco on the latest trans
port from Manila, and the "2,000
physical wrecks left behind," mere
ly the victims of a "mare's nest?"
But it is not lives and health alone
that are sacrificed in Mr. McKin
ley's policy of militarism and im
perialism. The "thrifty citizen's"
are called upon to pay the expenses
of his war. This has already
amounted to $200,000,000 and is
now costing $4,000,000 a week.
When the jingo statesmen at Wash
ington voted war taxes did they lay
them on incomes or on .wealth in
any form, as their imperialist
brothers in England did to sustain
their war against freedom in South
Africa? Not at all! Nine-tenths of
our national taxes are collected from
consumption the most of it from
the common necessaries of life.
As our imperial plutocrats pro
tected their persons from the perils
of war, so they guarded their pock
ets from the levies of the tax-gatherer
to support that war.
If the imperialists had been com
pelled to fight their own war and
the trade expansionists obliged to
pay the bills, the trouble in the
Philippines would never have hap
pened. A Contrast in Stamp Speakers.
At Newburg, N. Y., Monday, to
one of his hearers who interrupted
him with a cry of "Down with the
trusts!" Gov. Roosevelt said: "You
are a hoodlum, and nothing else,"
and much more in the same abusive
vein. At Sewall, W. Va., as Mr.
Bryan's train was pulling out a man
in the crowd shouted a question at
him as to why he favored the ratifi
cation of the Spanish peace treaty.
But Mr. Bryan did not call him a
"hoodlum". He had the train stop
ped and gave the questioner a full
and courteous answer. This con
trast in a measure needs no com
Hon. John Sherman For Freedom.
From the New York World.
The following letter from ex-Secretary
of State John Sherman was
written for and published with the
World's remarkable page of answers
to the question "What ought we do
with the Philippines?" on Sept 4,
To the Editor of the World:
In response to your request I ex
press my well-considered opinion
that the United States ought not to
accept sovereignity over the Philip
pines, but should secure the inher
ent right of the people of those is
lands to form and maintain a re
publican goverement similar to our
own. John Sherman.
There is no good reason why Ed
monds would serve the interests of
the cattlemen of this county any bet
ter than Mr. Adamswould. Adams
is an old resident of this county and
is equally, if not better, qualified
for the position than Mr, Edmonds.
Vote for S. D. Adams and you will
never regret it.
Hon. Lot Ravenscraft should re
ceive your vote next Tuesday. He
is one of the best men who ever
served a constituency and will be no
exception now. -
Vote for Woodard for Probate
I Our Correspondents. j
J V rlT wI rrVfJ 1 VTWT 1 fTV
We were blessed with a fine
rain last Sunday, it was much
needed on the wheat. We can
not state the amount of rain for
guage was top side down.
Quite a number of our young
people attended a party Monday
night at Mr. Randolph's, given
as a surprise on Miss Lulu. All
that attended report a good time
and glad they attended.
Mr. Small was a pleasant caller
in the city last Saturday.
Sam Turner came home last
week from Bloom where he has
been working for several months.
Judge Selvidge was up last
Tuesday "setting 'em up" to the
boys and spinning yarns.
For instructions for killing
chickens in the sand hills ask
Jas. Brock, who has had some ex
perience at crawling over the
sand burr covered hills.
Chas. Keith was transacting
business in the city last week.
Misses Stella and Mollie Bur
ford returned last w.eek after a
month's visit in Sumner county.
Candidates are all the go now
days, which creates a good trade
in the cigar business.
Mr. and Henry Burford de
horned and branded cattle at Mr.
Ellis' last Monday, and if you
want to know any new tricks on
calves go to W. A. Burford for
instructions as he has had ex
Weslie Edwards stopped in the
city last Thursday night on his
way home from a visit in the east
ern part of this state and in Mis
souri. B. E. Crane met with what you
might call a serious accident to
his bic)rcle and as a result it re
quires a new frame.
Mr. and Mrs. aeaiocK were
pleasant callers oyer on the east
side last vveek.
Everybody is making prepara
tions to go to Meade to the Bryan
club next Saturday night which
is the last meeting and bids fair
to be a howling success.
From the appearance of things
last Saturday we would judge
that Fowler was so high up as to
have an athletic club.
While Lem Kaisle was waiting
for the train Saturday night his
horse thought he would play
some tricks such as turning the
cart upside down and then turn
ing around to examine the wreck.
As a result there will be work for
Frank Nett departed for Lib
eral last Thusday night where he
expects to visit for several days.
CarlEllis andSam Turnerwent
to a dance at Arkalon last Friday
nigfit. They enjoyed a good
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McCauley
returned home last Friday night
from the east, where they have
Maurice Frazier and wife visit
ed in the northwest parts last
Saturday and Sunday.
Quite a number of our good
people attended the republican
speaking at Meade last week.
They report him a good story
teller but a good, sound argu
ment was something he was de
Fred Nett has taken up an ap
prenticeship with John Sims.
Mr. Springer was doing busi
ness in the city last Tuesday.
items from plains.
Miss Eva Smith came up from
Arkalon Monday morning.
Mrs. Edwards went to Meade
Mrs. Bisbee is in Meade taking
care of her little nephew who is
Miss Petefish went to Meade
on the train Saturday morning,
returning Sunday with Mr.
Adams, as he made his custom
ary trip to Plains for Mr. Thomp
Mr. Shinogle had a runaway
Monday morning, but no damage
was done. .
Robert Campbell shipped three
car loads of cattle from here
Tuesday evening to St. Joe, Mo.
Mr. Davis and Mr, Sourbeer
have been over in this township
seeing the voters.
Mrs. Kerr and family, started
east on a visit Tuesday morning.
Mr. Count is at the depot look
ing jifter the interests of the R.
I. during Mrs. Kerr's absence..
F, A. Norman returned from
Hutchinson Tuesday evening.
. ' Sunflower.
EAST SIDE ITEMS.
The Lake view S. S. has over
$25 collected for an organ. B. I.
VanHoesen and C. P.Fletcher
are the soliciters and they have
What is the matter with Kan
sas? We have heard of crops
growing so fast that -two crops
were cut at once. One of our
worthy farmers beat. that. His
second crop of cane grew so fast
that he did not get the first crop
raked, so raked the two crops at
Chas. McNamara is working
for James Wood at Meade,
Chas. Keith was at S. M. Ben
Miss Mary Bennett visited with
Mrs. T. Veach last Saturday and
It was quite rainy last Sunday
but there was a large crowd at
The preacher came down last
Sunday and held services at the
Candidates are now the order
of the day.
Miss Laura Smith came down
from her school near Fowler last
Friday evening and visited with
her brother James Saturday and
Well, as election will have been
past before we write again, we
hope every conscientious voter
will have cast his ballot for right,
honor, justice and equality of all
men, for American labor and for
America, and in so doing he will
have voted the Democrat-Pppu-
list ticket from W, J. Bryan for
President to John Conrad for
A Republican Canard Rcfnted.
It appears that Chester, I. Long
has been misrepresenting Claude
Duval to a Catholic priest at
Wichita by accusing him of be
ing a member of the A. P. A.'s.
The following is Mr. Duval's r&
ply to Mr. Geo. T. Pitts, Chair
man of the Congressional Com
mittee, which explains itself:
McPherson, Kas., Oct. 25, 1900.
Hon: Geo. T. Pitts, Wellington, Kas.
My Dear Sin In reply to your letter of
the 24th inst. asking if I am or ever have
been a member ;af the A. P. A. as told by
the Hon. Chester I. Long to a piominent
Catholic minister of this district, beg to say
that I never have at auy time, nor am I now,
either in spirit or in fact been a member of
the A. P. A.'s. I am one of those who be
lieve that every individual should have the
privilege and right, be they Catholic or Prot-
estent, to worship their God at the dictates of
their own conscience. It is true that I am a
Protestent, a member of the Presbyterian
church and am an active worker in the Sun
day school, but I have never referred to this
fact in the campaign, either privately or pub
licly, because I believe that the great work of
all Christian organizations in their various de
partments is for the purpose of elevating the
morals and general character of the people,
both old and young, up to the highest plane
of good citizenship, and that such work should
be wholly and e itirely separate from politics
for the purpose of advancing the welfare of
our country to the end that our municipal,
county, state and national governments may
be conducted with honor and justice to all
people, with special privileges to none and
equal opportunities to all.
I am surprised that Mr. Long should so far
forget these great principles of justice as to
personally, himself, misrepresent me to one
of the great Christian organizations of our
. Again answering you that this statement to
the Catholic minister is absolutely false, I re
main Very truly, Claudk Duval.
Vote for Selvidge for County At
Vote for the Judicial Amendment
to the Constitution.
Vote for Miss: Maggie Martin for
Vote for Conrad for Commission
er and your own interests.
John Elliott should be remember
ed by the voters on next Tuesday
when they go to the polls.
Vote for Claude Duval for Con
gress. He will make us a good con
gressman and always represent the
Meade county will give Bryan and
Stevenson a full party vote. The
prospects for them carrying the
county is good.
We hope no one is foolish enough
to believe that thi country would be
ruined by Bryan's election. Every
thing would go on just the same.
Frank Davis is still very busy ex
plaining his position on different
matters, to the voters. He was very
anxious that this paper not say any
thing " about his candidacy, that he
might have easier , sailing, but we
have tried to" give the voters some
thing to think about and we are of
the opinion, that Frank will think
they considered it, about this time
next week, .
The Globe says ."we want our
county warrants at par." So do we,
but everyone in this county, with
the brains of an oyster, knows why
they are not at par. Why, did you
ask? Because the monev that was
collected as taxes was not legitimate
ly appropriated. There is at this
time between $5,000 and $6,000 in
county warrants outstanding. The
amount of shortage found to exist in
the county treasurer's office was
nearly $4,000.. The expert exami
nation to find the shortage cost over
$1,000. The sum of these will more
than balance the amount of out
standing warrants, thus leaving them
at par, provided all the money col
lected had been left in the treasury,
where it would have been had the
clerk and treasurer complied with
their duties. Now, we don't want
to hear any more of this kind of
silly clap-trap from Fuhr as he
knows it as well as we do, but is
only prevented from publishing the
facts by his love for Wiley coupled
with his well known reputation for
hypocrisy and inconsistency.
Hot coffee at Rosenberry's.
New ribbons, silks, and velvets at
You can get all kinds of hot sf
This office has blank receipt b
for sale. If you need one call
I he News office is prepare! I to
print letter-heads, envelopes, effd
blanks, circulars and all other I Inds
of job work neatly and prouc i ly
One trial will convince you. llCall
and see our samples when wanting
anything in this line.
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.
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
A. W. Callendar, Prop.,
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 pur
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,
Leaders and Subjects.
Oct. 28 Lulu Kick "Do not worry"
Nov. 4 Ansel Wysong "Are you doing
your best?" Matt. 25:14-30.
Nov. 11 Mrs. asteen "Decision for
Christ" Luke 14:25-33.
Nov. 18 Bro. Booth "What intemper
ance costs ournation" Prov. 23:1-74 15-21.
Nov. 25 Zada Elack "Praise the Lord"
Dec. 2 D. B. Stutsman "Spending time
and taking pains forChrist" Matt. 25:1-13
'Dec. 9 Margie Hamilton "How to list
en" Matt. 13:2-23.
Dec. 16 Chas. Boyer "Confessing Christ
Dec. 23 Christine Hamilton "The glory
of Christ" John 1:1-4
. Dec. 30 Elery Cooper "The old and the
new (your purposes)" Luke 5:36-39 & Matt.
(Subjects same as Epworth League.)
Oct. 28 May Clements.
Nov. 4 Mrs. Blair.
Not. 1 1 Winnie Bonham.
Nov. 18 J. E. Blair.
Nov. 25 Georgia DeCow.
Dec. 2 Chas. Boyer.
Dec. 9 Oliver Frame.
Dec. 16 Mrs. Button.
Dec. 23 Mrs. Fuhr.
Dec. 30 Winnie Bonham.
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of Meade and vicinity.
Office over the Meade State Bank.
MEADE, - - - - KANSAS.
ROCK ISLAND TIME CARD.
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Winchester Shells are for sale by all dealers. Insist upon
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Ranches and cattle for sale. Titles perfected.
Rents collected. Taxes paid for
O. HAMILTON, Mgr.
Fresh beef, pork and lard always on hand
Hides bought and sold.
MEADE, - - KANSAS
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M Styles ol ircuiiii
Meade, - - Kansas.
C. K. SOURBEER,
Best Mainspring's, $1.00.
Glass 15 to 25cts.
New pivot $1.25.
New jewel 75cts.
Agent for Roger Bros 1847 Silver
ware, Elgin Watches,
All work warranted.
SLeave all work at Postoffice.
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Good turnouts furnished the Public Horses
boarded by day or week.
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MEaDE, - - KANSAS.
. R. A. HARPER,
, Meade, Kansas.
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