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Cotered at the postoffloe In Hutchinson, Kansas, aa second claas matted - HORACE 8. FOSTER, LEE A. HUTTON. rBMB Of SUBSCRIPTION, $1.00 pebYbab C. E. SIDLINGER, Tlie Dr-mggist 1-ascriptions a Specialty. Aorth Main street Hutchinson tUNIONi em WF- The People's Ticket. " JTor Judge 9th Judicial District, HON. VM. WHITKLAW,. of Hutchinson. For Sheriff, B. EISIMINGER, of Salt Creek township. .For Register of Deeds, FAY SMITH, Hutchiuson. For County Clerk, -JOHN W. TURKLE, Valley township. For Treasurer, J. II. FOUNTAIN, vCastleton township. For Surveyor, W. H. DUNKIJT. Hutchinson. For Coroner, DR. HUTTON, Haven. Tor'Commlssloner, 3rd District, M. G. HACKLER, Hayes township. How do you like your platform Mr. Uagiand? Senator Mills, of Texas, has de clared for "sound" Money. If the democrats don't kill of their party en tirely it will not be the fault of Its fool leaders. the Garden City fair circulars ad vertise the fact that Morrill, Ingalls, Major Davis and several other politi cal backs will be on hand to make patriotic addresses. Rats! ACnicAGO '.paper has published astatements from a majority of the nxiembers of the two old political par ties and they favor a short campaign next year. A majority of both also favor a sharp, decisive fight on the tariff. 0UB REXT COMMISSIONER. The people's party commissioner convention at Plevna nominated one of the best men in this county, and a man who is an honor to the party he represents. Mr. Hackler came to the county 17 ears ago and bought school land in Hayes township where he has since resided. In politics Mr. Hackler was originally a democrat but espoused the people's party at its inception and has 'ever at any time swerved either to the right or to the left. He is an bon iest upright farmer, well know in his section. A man whoae word is as good -as a United States bond, in fact, with out any misrepresentation, a thorough Jy honest, conservative man, yet radi cal enough to know the difference be tween right and wrong, and who lias 41ie courage to proclaim ti is belief on any subject. Mr. Hackler adds strength to our already strong ticket and as we have heretofore mentioned, the ticket is a sure winner. -THE FIRST AXU MOST KEEDED REfOBH. A large number of peop'e through cut the country are agitating the ques tion of the free coinage of silver and many of them are anxious that all re formers should unite upon this one "inestion. They think it the most im portant question of all. More money they think is the only thiog that will save the country. But if we stop to consider we will Sind that the silver question is not the .most important issue. There is at .least one other question that should take precedence of it, and that is the -question of who should make our laws, At present our national laws are made isually as follows: t. They are passed upon by the representatives of the people in the .Tower house of congress. 2nd. They are passed upon by rep TeBentatiyes of the state legislatures in the national senate. 3rd. They m ast be approved by the president and receive his signature . 4th. The supreme court of the United States must decide that the new law is constitutional. It will be seen from the above that the people have very little to do with the making of the laws that govern them. The lower house of congress is 'omposed of representatives of t lie peo ple, aai if their w ill was law we would I have only a representative govern ment not a people's government. But neither the senate nor the piesi dent, nor the supreme court are rep resentatives of the people, so our law making power Is a very long ways from the people The people In this country can neither originate a good lawnorvetoabadlaw, and they are only allowed to choose representatives for one place in four. We talk of turning the rascals out Yes, that is all that we cm do, but we generally find that the rascals we put in are no better than those we turned out. Supppo3e, for example that the great majority of the people should favor the free coinage of silver, and suppose that some representative In the lower house should introduce a bill for that measure. That bill has not only to be endorsed by araajority of thp representatives of the people in the lower house but it must be en dorsed by the non representative ,body of the senate. Then it must receive the aDDrobation of the president, who is not a representative of the people, and lastly the supreme court must decide its constitutionality; and the supreme court is not a representative body. But, suppose the senate and the president and the supreme court were all elected by the people, we would then have only a representative gov ernment, not a people's government. The people can only have a voice In making their own laws by means of the inltatlve and referendum. With the initiative any citizen can originate a law, and by getting the requisite number of signal ures to a petition, can get the la w before the people, and If a majority of the people vote for it, it becomes a law without the consent of any other person or persons on earth With the.referendum the people mav demand the submission of any bill passed by the leg'slative body to them for their approval and If a majority vote against it, it Is vetoed in spite of all the powers of earth. This would be a government by the people. Rep resentative government is not. if we are to have but one issue in the next campaign, let it be the question of a government of the people by moans of the initiative and referen dum and not the silver question. There is no other question that the American people can be so easily con verted to as that of a government by the people. No one can make a speech against it in the United States. The people will vote for it almost unani mously, and when we have carried that we can then try our hands at get ting other reforms. There will then be no trouble about getting them before the people. Our representatives will then try to pass better laws than they do now In order to get the people to vote for them. Corporations will then cease to bribe our law-makers to pass bad laws as they would expect them to be vetoed by the people. It would not then make much difference which poli tical party was in power, as the real power would then be In the hands of the people. The party spirit and cor ruption in politics would din out and the people would cease to hate one an other as they do now for their politi cal views. Let us then unite all over this land to secure a government of and by and for the people. The Fight in Kentuoky. The greatest In terost is now centering in the ficrbt in Kentucky and Ohio. These two States are represented in the government by the two arch traitors 6f the people, John Shorraann and Johi O. Carlisle In Kentucky the Populists have an excollont opportunity to in crease tuoir voto largely. In 1304 tho Populist vote in that State was only about 18,000. It would bo a good show ing it tboy would double it this year, but tho chances tiro that tboy will do much batter than that. Thoro is much Uissatisfaction in the Democratic ranks. Itoth old parties have goldbug plat forms, although tho Democratic nominee professes to be a free sliver man. The fact that ho accepted tbe nomination on a platform which be denounced as against the interests of tbe people is evident that he is anything for office. Pettit, tbe Populist nominee, is a strong man and an able speakor. The Popu lists of Kentucky are wide awake and will make an active and effective can vass. They should receive all the as sistance from the outside that it is pos sible for our people to give. The campaign in Ohio will be scarcely less interesting. In 1894 tbe Populist vote tor congressman was 49,000. Coxey, tbe nominee for governor, is well known and popular. He has the faculty of making effective speeches, and will make a strong campaign. There is dis sension in tbe ranks of both old parties in that State, and the Populists have the opportunity to increase their vote largely over that of last year. If the Populist vote In these two States could be doubled this year it would indicate such an increase throughout the nation that would mean more than five million votes in 1990. It is the duty of every Populist to assist our brethren in Ken tucky and Ohio to the full extent of their ability. Funds sent to Jo. A. Parker, Enterprise Hotel, Louisville, Ky., will be honestly applied to making a vigorous campaign. Send him your dimes and your dollars. Capital the Tramp. "Idle capital' could find plenty of employment it It would stop trying to live off the community and seek its natural employer labor. Canital that seeks to maintain itself op ii'tcreM H rs h: a tramp, oeirir ! ana oiudea on society as it sa ttu muscle who lives on stealing, charity and poker playing. ' Capital is tho product ot labor and Its only useful function is In co-operation with productive labor. Capital is only a reserve and should be employed in sustaining life until labor produces more capital to take the place ot that consumed. Capital does not earn anything locked np in a safe any more than labor earns anything sitting on a stump. No matter bow much muscle a man has developed by years of labor and athletio exercise, he is not entitled to live without labor on account of his fine physique. Neither should capital expect to in' eroase its board by simply placing it self on exhibition behind a bank rail ing. Capital that is not employed at useful labor is a menace to liberty and pros perity. It deserves the whipping-post fully as much as tho professional tramp and robber of hen roosts. Mobs of bankors and money lenders conspiring to raise interest and reduce the wages of labor are ten times moro dangerous to tbe community than crowds of laborers conferring together upon the best means of securing a fair share of what they produce. Capital has no right to ruin the men who croated it nor to make them pay tribute for a chance to ere a to more capital. Not any more than the man of great muscle has a right to prevent another laborer developing bis own muscle. tT.gii ortbe Time. Whatever the orators of the adminis tration may say, and whatever the ad ministration newspapers may publish in regard to the signs of returning pros perity, is contradicted by tbe action ot leading financial Institutions. The Hank of America, ot this city, has Issued a circular to its stockholders call ing a meeting for the purpose of reduc ing its capital stock from 83,000,000 to 81,500,000. Some of the Boston national banks have already reduced their capital one half, and others are discussing tbe pro- jeot The Evening Post, ot this city, says: "It would not be surprising to find the heavily capitalized banks in the large cities joining generally In tbe move ment A reduotion of banking capital by one- half is not a sign that the bank officers who propose it see indications of return ing prosperity. It is the shortening of sail before tho storm, lest the sails be blown away when the storm comes, and tbe bark (or bank) be wrecked. The capital withdrawn from banking will not be invested in productive en terprises, for if there were any sa'e in vestments for this capital it would not be withdrawn from banking. The fact is that only since the repeal of tbe Sberman act have the people ot the United States begun to feel the bard times with which Europe has been afflicted since 1873. From 1878, nearly a year before the resumption of specie payment, until November 1, 1893, the effects ot the general demonetization of silver were ameliorated by the addition to our money ot from 83,000,000 to 84,500,000 in silver dollars and coin cer tificates. This supply of new money was cut off by tbe repeal of the Sherman act. Hence the money in existence at that time will continue to grow more valuable from day to day, and tbe price of nearly everything else will tall as money be comos dearer. Tbe gold which may be mined will not go into circulation. Gold bag never circulated freoly among tho people, and it never will. With an adverso balunco of trade our entire annual gold output will continue to go to Europe, and in addition to that, it is probable that our stock of gold coin will also bo drawn upon to settlo trade balances. Thore will bo no return of prosperity until silver has beon rcraonatized by tbe United States, acting independently of all other nations, at our present ratio of 115 to 1. Mr. Cleveland builded hotter than he know. The "object lesson," which was to destroy silver as a money metal, will be the means of tho restoration of silver to its function as a money motal of full legal tonder power, co-equal with gold, and not subordinate ,ew York Mer cury. - Starrs ami He I r. General Master Workman J. R. Sov ereign, ot the Knights of Labor, in describing his recent investigation into the condition ot the coal minors of Illi nois, says: "The miners declare that chattel slavery is preferable to Indus trial slavery. They have mounted the auction block and begged to contract themselves into slavery for the com' mon necessaries of life. Such, at least, is the report of the mayor of Spring Valley. As I stepped from the train at Braldwood the surroundings Indicated poverty and starvation. No less than fifty anxious, careworn faces were turned to watch my every act, as if ex pecting a kind word or a crust ot bread, while twenty or more half-clad, half starved children ruBbed to the baggage car and eagerly soaaned every package plaoed on the platform. "With a few friends I visited the office of the coal company, and there attempted to convince the superintend ent that the miners did not deserve to be locked out because they protested against a further reduction of 10 per cent in wages, at a time when they were receiving an averago ot only 67 cents a day. As shown by tbe statistics of Illinois, I begged him in tbe name ot the starving women and children to submit the matter to arbitration. His brow wrinkled and bis fist clinched as be angrily replied: 'Starve and be d d.' When 1 looked back on the revolting scenes of my visit itoccurred to me tbat I bad soon or read or heard that awful '- - ;'.:-:':"i ir.s I Lli 30C2t in Brad wood. 1 looted down lae auail o the coal company, and I am sure that away down in the murky nooks among the poisonous gases, where human Ufa is cheap and the sun never shines, hear the demons of the corporations hissing to labor, 'starve and be d d.' " The trouble with this country is the people have been voting for what tbe Shylocks wanted. Now let us vote a while tor what Shylock don't want. A pound ot Mexican silver or Mexi can gold will purchase as much in any ioreign nation as a pound of American or British gold or sllvor will purchase. xnr. morunants generally wake np when they strike bottom. They are losing their grip on the limbs of confl uence and hitting the solid eafth with a jolt. Thkue is nothing that will convince some peoplo that a stove is hot like sit ting on it. The people are now sitting on tho hot stove of a gold standard system. Does anybody bolieve tbat tbe He- publican party can reform itself after thirty years of reckless debauchery? The habit has too strong a hold on Its constitution. If there are any prominent men in eltbor of the old parties who have not yet boen mentioned for president, they should hasten to get their names in the papers at once. Few men there are who will contend that this is a government for the peo ple. Our fathers fought to make it so. Now it looks like it would require more fighting to keep it so. Shoe Repairer. J. w. Hunine, opposite old court nouse. aoes an Kinds or boot nd shoe repairing, .races cheapest on earth. 31-tf. WANTED: Several trustworthy gentlemen or ladles to travel In Kansas for estab lished, reliable house. Salary S780 and expense. Steady position. Enclose reference and self addressed stamped envelope. The Bnmlnlrn Company, Third Floor Omaha Bldg. , Chicago. 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