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Vrrtotu reeeivlnf the tZOVLK'S VOICE have not themeetvee eubeeribed. need feel no vnrarlneni about taking it from the office. Jt hat been paid for by tome friend and at expiration of time will be stopped, and no bill will follow. EDITORIKL NOTES. Still the negroes come. Negroes in the east and Mexicans in the west "give us a free ballot and a fair count." The Kansas City Times is authority for the statement that Lou Hanback is standing up for Kansas as yet. The Republican machine's ambition for a "free ballot and a fair count" had reference only to the South. It is said that if the Republicans are successful this year they propose to build a monument to the memory of old Father Ham. Wheat touched the lowest point in St Louis and Chicago last Saturday that it has touched for over twenty years. Having spent so much money to get the negroes on the ground, do you suppose for a moment, farmers, that they will not try to vote them? Harper county had an old-time Alliance and Peoples party rally Mon day with a big procession. Jerry Simpson, Gov. Lewelling and Noah Allen were the speakers. Harper is ablaze with reform sentiment. When you have read the Voice make it a point to hand it to your neighbor who does not take it. He may not be of same opinion politically as yourself, but the chances are that if he keeps up his reading long he will be getting his eyes open. Four farmers of Butler county un dertook and did rob a railroad train on the Frisco last Saturday, and were in limbo before the close of Sunday. They doubtless went on the theory of retaliation, railroads having been robbing the farmers for years, but they found they could not make as brilliant a success as the railway companies. Served them right. They ought to have gone to howling calamity. The Wichita Eagle makes special mention of the fact that the business house of'Lcwelling & Co. was not dec rorated in honor of the soldiers last week. It failed to note the fact, however, that Mr. Lewelling was out of town, and that his business partner is a rantankerous Republican. Mr. LeweYUntr would have canceled some of his appointments and staid at home the last week, had not'the re quest of his friends for a slight rec ognition on the program been refused by the committee in charge. Judge Thcodosius Scalawag Botkin was rec ognized, however. The G. A. R. encampment at Wich ita last week was what it was intend ed to be a great Republican "blow out." Weaver, Simpson and other famous Topulists were prominently displayed on the posters, but those in charge were careful to see that they did not get on the program. Those brave old soldiers who had broken with the Republican party in re sponse to honest convictions, who went to Wichita, (and there were not many of them who cared to attend) found that they could not gather a round the camp fire, mingle with their comrades, and listen to the nar ration of the events of their old camp life, without submitting to base ap peals to the prejudices of the war, and suffering absolute insult to their integrity and intelligence from a pro miscuous lot of demagogues selected for the occasion. If there ever was a time when the G. A. R. was non-par tisan that time has passed. The mask has been thrown off. The in evitable appeal to prejudice rather than reason was present in nearly every speech, and the universal in sinuation was that all Feople's party men were insane. The notorious Judge Botkin whose courage to plot the assassination of Sam Wood was given him by the Republican senate of Kansas, was accorded the platform to heap a mass of misrepresentation upon Jerry Simpson, but Jerry's place on the program was purposely delayed until the last day in the evening, when the committee had become well aware that Jerry was safely out of town. We hope Republicans may have no more to say about secret so ciety politics. "Farmer" Smith and Chester I. Long laboriously orated with 150 to 200 auditors at South Haven Tuesday and Mulvane on Wednesday. At the latter place some "miscreant" had billed the town with a lot of slips headed "Take One," containing the "Farmer's" Alliance record as copied in full elsewhere in today's paper, and although he pretended to be thank- ful for the service rendered by the said "miscreant" he floundered around in copious perspiration, magnanimous explanation and apparent indignation for fully a half hour, but never once told his audience whether they did or did not renresent his views. Neither- Peop VOL III. speaker touched a single, solitary ques tion of political economy not one. The heighth of their statesmanship seemed to be in searching out techni cal short-comings, posing as the guar dian of all patriotism both state and national, dismissing the claims of oth ers with a bit of ridicule and sarcasm. "Farmer'' Smith, who wants to be Governor of the great state of Kansas said that the Alliance had taken ref uge "under the filthy mantle of Mrs. Lease." Think of the weight of that argument and the standard of dignity expressed by it. If the Republican party hopes to redeem itself by this sort of speeches it is doomed to bitter disappointment. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. The Monitor is trying its best to make a little political capital against the editor of the Voice because of the criticism it has offered concerning the candidacy of Mrs. Carson for county Superintendent. A more un fair statement of our position could scarcely have been made than that which it perpetrated last week. Starting out by saying: "We get a sample of the high moral and religious plane on which the Voice proposes to conduct the county campaign in the attacks it is making week after week upon Mrs. Carson, the Republican candidate for superintendent of schools," it proceeds to hold us up as an ungallant whelp who has been "emboldened" by Mrs. Carson's tem orary absence from the city "to attempt to discredit her standing as an instructor." Now, really, we thought we had been fighting "skunks" in close quarters long enough to have established a reputation that should have spared us the ignominious charge of awaiting the convenient absence of a lady candidate before we should dare to speak a word of criticism concerning her candidacy. It seems that Grand mother Campbell refuses to recognize the fact, so we submit it to the peo ple. Now as to the "attack." We have made no "attack" whatever on Mrs. Carson. We have always credit ed her with being a lady of . fine at tainments. We say here now at the outstart that we have no doubt she is-amply qualified so far as education and experience as a teacher goes, to fill the office of county superintend ent. The criticisms which we saw fit to offer concerning her candidacy was prefaced as follows: The Voice recognizes in Mrs. Carson a lady of culture and refinement and would be the last one to intentionally do her an in justice. Nevertheless there are some things touching her filling the posi tion to which she aspires which appear to be incompatible and which should undoubtedly debar her from receiving the boon which she craves." We then set out that because of her sex she was physically incapacitated to visit all the schools of the county ' as required by law, and showed that with all his vigor, Supt. McLaughlin had been unable to get around to all , of them. Sumner county is one of the largest counties in the state and has 197 school districts. A large part of these visits must necessarily be made when the weather is cold and disagree able. The law evidently considers these visits important, else it would not have so specified, and in reality they are important. We also showed that Mrs. Carson had spurned the offerof the People's oarty to make her Superintendent two years ago, that the breach made by her declin ation was filled by J. W. McLaughlin, who had been elected in the face of a violent personal campaign against him, and had filled the position so sat isfactorily as to make friends of his enemies and to cover his record with honor and respect from every quarter; that he was better qualified for a sec ond term than he was for the first, therefore Mrs. Carson was not enti tled to the support of People's party men. Now there is nothing in this that is derogatory to Mrs. Carson as a lady or as an instructor certainly nothing that will in any way compare with the unjust personal attacks made upon Supt. McLaughlin last year. But says the Monitor, "The- Voice publishes as a fact to her dis credit that she resigned as principal of the high school rather than stand an examination." The Monitor tells people that we made this statement as an evidence of the superiority of the educational attainments of Mr. McLaughlin, but it was not made in that spirit at all. We called atten tion to it by saying, "Great stress is placed on Mrs. Carson's scholarship and ability. Where has it been shown? She resigned her position as principal of the high school before she would stand an examination by the school board." And further on In the e WELLINGTON, KANSAS, same paragraph we asked: "Then where is the evidence of her superior ity in education." We don't like to see people lay claim to such great su periority without some proof of the same. The Monitor does not deny but what she did resign and for the rea son we stated, but says she "objected to an arbitary ruling of the board re quiring them to pass an examination in all branches taught or likely to be taught in the high school instead of on studies they were expected to teach." Our information is that the board required examination on the branches laid down in the curriculum of the high school, and had they re quired anything short of that they would have been derelict of their duty under the law. Because no latin class was "in sight" was no reason why the principal of a high school professing to teach it should not be prepared to teach it if necessity arose for it. But, pleads this whilom champion of the "oppressed," Mrs. Carson was willing to take the full examination, if insisted on, but de cided to make common cause with Miss Price, who was not." So you would have us believe Mrs. Carson was on a "strike." Your record on that line has not been very favorable nor particularly lenient toward those who make "common cause." We honor and respect Mrs. Carson as heretofore stated, and we only de vote this space to her candidacy be cause her friends have seen tit to claim so much superiority for her over others, and not because we wish to take away from her one atom of the reputation she has made as a teacher and a lady. The statements we have made con cerning her candidacy have been made in all good feeling, and we are quite sure we have said nothing that was untrue, nor have we related truths in a harsh manner. Her candidacy is public property and the people have a right to expect fair criticism of the same. To the Alliance and People's Tarty of Sumner Connty. Brothers: The time for decisive action is at hand. The trumpet has sounded the call and the hour is at hand when every true friend of our great reform move must gird on his armor and go forth to the mighty conflict upon which we are about en tering, the result of which must and will decide the weal or woe of our fair country and state yea, 1 feel I may truthfully say the destiny of our na tion. Already our enemies, the sworn enemies of human rights and human freedom, are marshaling their cohorts for the mighty struggle. The lines are drawn, the plan of the conflict al ready mapped out by the bosses and heedless of what they are doing, the great mass of the old parties will rush to the conflict' with them. It is a question of party supremacy and not of principle. Led on by their leaders and old party bosses, who hunger for ottices, they will rush madly to the polls and cast their ballots, not for principle, but, as I have said, for party supremacy, utterly regardless of what the result of that ballot may be. For many years this has been the character of all our elections. Decep tion and fraud have been practiced upon the unsuspecting people by their leaders in order to continue them selves in office and to keep the reins of government in the hands of their party, until the language of Scripture is fulfilled: "If the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch." Every thoughtful man in Sumner county, who has come out of the old parties and has identified himself with the Alliance and People's party, will bear me witness that the above assertions are true. Today, my brethren, we are reaping the reward of such blind folly. Love of party supremacy has driven us to the conditions which surrouud us to day, which if not speedily checked, must and will be the death of free government in America. As I sit alone and take a retrospect ive view of conditions surrounding us, I am forced to the conviction that if ever in the history of our government there was a time for candid, serious, sincere, honest thought and careful consideration of the conditions and circumstances which surround us, it is now. As I cast my eyes on the vast field spread out before me and take in, as it were at one glance, our entire na tion in a death struggle for existence, I behold a hideous monster, whose name is monopoly, enthroned in Wall street, who sways his scepter over our nation in defiance of all law and Jus tice. With his relentless hand he V FRIDAY. AUGUST 2G, 1892. lias taken hold upon the vitals of the nation and as each succeeding day passes by he continues to bind his fet ters tighter and tighter upon the vi tals of the nation. Labor in all its forms is crushed beneath his iron heel. Thousands who would gladly work if they could get it to do, are compelled to remain in idleness and starve, beg or steal and thus end their days in state prison. Industries and business of every nature is stagnated and thousands of business men are every year driven to the wall and all this is true, despite all the long-winded and labored articles of the subsidized partisan press upon the proseperity of the nation. In the midst of this general wreck, monopoly sits enchron-j ed in the midst of his ill-gotten gains, ' stolen from labor and production and wlyn the people dare to 6pcak of law and justice, he waves his scepter tri umphantly, and with defiance ex claims, "The people's laws be d d! I know no law but what I buy." My brethren, these conditions sur round us today, all assertions of the g. o. p. press to the contrary, and if permitted to exist much longer, in the language of John Hancock we may also exclaim, "the sun of Amer ican liberty has forever set." Fraud, deception and corruption of the deepest dye exists on every hand and no thinking man, if he calmly and unprejudicedly views the situation as it is, can fail to see it. It has already become evident that there is nothing too low for Republi can leaders of today to stoop to in order to retain the reins of govern- ment, both state and national. Some times I think if the Republican party of Lincoln's day could view the cor ruption of today, it would blush for shame, hide itself in the folds of the stars and stripes and forever vanish out of sight. I may be severely criticised by the Republican press of Sumner county for these assertions, but this I expect. Let me say, I seek no higher reward than the approval of a just God and my own conscience and that I have. I stand upon the people's platform, whose principles I have advocated for so many years and no Incentive or offer of bribery or reward will ever tempt me to step off of it and until I pass into the celestial government of God above, I exepect to give my ener gies of mind and soul to the cause of the people against all monopoly, tyr anny and oppression. Brethren and friends of reform, the conditions I have spoken of surround us today. What are you going to do? Are you going to stand shoulder to shoulder in Sumner county for our cause or will you allow little petty grievances and deceptions and false assertions of the g. o. p. lead you back to cast your ballot against our belov ed cause?. Let me appeal to "you not to listen to the siren song of those who wave the bloody shirt and for the sake of success even assail the character of upright christian gentle men, in the hope of gaining success, by false assertions and base false hoods. Know you not that such men would assail the character of Jesus Christ, were he on earth and opposed their views? No, a thousand times no. Let none of these things move you. Be men! Be heroes in the strife! Stand with both feet firmly planted in the middle of the people's platform, not with one foot on the cor ner or edge, but both In the middle and with the stars and stripes waving above you, cast your ballot for the whole people's ticket. Do this and certain victory will perch on our ban ner. Old D. T. Rose. Tbe Salt Problem. Editor Voice: Nine out of every ten people admit that there is need of reform, and that there is something wrong with present social conditions. But like an owl at midday they are unable to see things clearly, so flounder around and inaug erate strikes etc., in a vain effort to change the existing order of things But a strike never did and never can remedy these evils which are so pat ent to all. Working men strike to day, and perhaps, from necessity, their employer is compelled to concede their demands. But the same con ditions will exist tomorrow, and then perhaps their employer will have a little time to prepare for a struggle, and the men find themselves locked out. And thus capital and labor war with each other, both losing, and nei ther accomplishing anything towards bringing about a condition that will in future make such a conflict an ut ter impossibility. Very recently the salt rakers at Hutchinson struck for tl.73 for 12 hours work, a raise of 23 cents for 12 hours. The men were notified to go back at the old scale or oice NO. L come in and get their pay; the com pany claiming that they could not afford to pay the increase, and have shut down their works. It maybe true that they cannot afford to pay more, but it is a fact that the salt companies of Kansas pay in excessive freights, enough to pay their salt rakers 20 cents an lufur, and their coopers 3 cents per barrel, instead of 4 and leave themsel vps .a nicp round sum for dividends. It seems that the people of this state are blind er than the noonday owl: they know these things, for the salt wen. the wholesale grocers, and the implement men of Kansas have repeatedl vhrought the matter of rate discrimination be fore the Inter State commerce com mission, without being able tgain the slightest relief. It is dollar and cents that people are after, and it has been truly said that a dollar saved is better than a dollar earned. Then if there is any way for people to save dollars, is it not strange that tley will hesitate? There is but one thiog in this world that will keep the mass es from doing so, and that Is, that it might conflict with some of their old traditions and be contrary to the principles of the political party that accident has made them a follower of- Away with p:irty, say I, if it is being used to rob me, and up with the one that will save me a dollar! Kansas Is the center of the Union, and Hutch inson the great salt center nearly the exact geograpical center of the United States. With equal charges, then. throughout the U. S. for equal dis tance, Kansas ought, and would fur nish more than one half of this coun try with salt. With such a territory to supply, Hutchinson, Wellington and those cities of this state fortu nate enough to possess salt, would spring into cities of the first magni tude in a short time; property would advance; empty stores and dwellings fill up and wealth and prosperity come to the Deonle. This condition can oe brought about in but one man ner, and that Is for the government to take the railroads and operate them at cost. That this would fail to do so I challenge any man to deny through the press. And as it will do this, why do people hesitate for one minute to work for, vote for the only party that is pledged to bring around this altered condition? The saving in freights to the salt owners would enable them to pay their help 25 per cent more, and leave a large surplus for themselves. Now, honor bright, Republicans can you, honestly, truth fully, point to one single solitary sen tence in the Republican platform that you know, or even think will save one farthing, to you? No, you cannot. Then why do you tarry with them longer? Shake off the shackles that bind you to them and come out boldly for the People's party; the only party that today can and will save dollars for you; the party of la boring people and for the laboring class. Can you not, laboringman, better intrust your interests to those engaged in the same walks of life as yourself, than to those who neither toil nor spin? The farmer will be in terested in having the same laws as yourself ; the latter cares naught for you only to use you to further their own selfish ends. For once, then, leave the Republican party and see If the world will not revolve as usual. E. E. Beat. Hutchinson Kansas, August 20, 1802. Abase. The time has come for me to be a- bused again, I judge from what ap pears in the Monitor. Gentlemen, I have no time to "Come Down" there fore I hope the good people of Sumner will bear in mind my actual service for them during the past two years, that is ask themselves, what have I seen and what do I know of the Sup erintendent's work? How have I been treated? I do not intend to write an other article in defense of my work, I understand I am to be abused by little sheet, not far away. However InroDose to manifest a christian spirit during the mean time, do my work faithfully and If re-elected con tinue on this line, looking after the moral character among teachers as well as text-book ability, thereby protecting the innocent girls and boys of our county. I know that my work on this line of morality has caused some unfriendly feeling. However, I am not ashamed of the past. Any one can come into my office and call for any record of my proceedings and I sincerely hope all will be found ac cording to law. Ih closing I ask my friends not to publish or resent any of the enemy's work if I have enemies. No doubt I shall be made to appear quite ignorant, probably steal a horse or two, but I am determined no one shall catch me on the stolen horse. Bidding the reading public adieu on subjects of this character and hoping Mrs. M. M. Carson a christian lady and myself shall be treated with re spect due from an enlightened com munity. I am respectfully your servant. John- W. McLauoiilix. County Superintendent. Glm'sULTRT. The Honest Yeomanry of Sumner foiui' ty Becoming Indignant at tk Importition of Negroes for .the Purpose of De stroying Their Suffrage. A Scheme oil Foot to right it to the Wtter End. There was a little gathering of Al liance men in Wellington last Tues day and while talking over business matters the subject of "negro colo nization" came up. Several red-hot speeches were nuititt against the high handed outrage ;.nd indignation knew no bounds. A scheme was set on foot to gather up a wtgou load of wheat from each township in the county with which to head' the procession in Wellington on the- day of the first People's party rally. There being thirty townships this would make 30 wagon loads of wheal- and then the proposition was to load it into cars and ship it to market, the proceeds to go to a fund to prevent the perpetra tion of this infamous outrage on the peaceable and law-abiding citizens of this county, and to prosecute the negroes and the perpetrators. A number of townships have already pledged the load of wheat and it is safe to say that not a sirjgle township In the county will fail. Aside from the grand purpose in rtow it will make quite a novel sight. Let each township take hold and make this move a success. Those desiring to contribute their grain for that pur pose should leave their names with their central committeemen. THE "FARMER'S" RECORD. A Few of the ''Visionary, Impracticable ftii Unconstitutional'' Measures Advocated by 'Farmer' Smith In IS'JO. The following resolution -were re ported to the McPherson county Al liance in January 1SW) by a voinmittee of which A. W. Smith was-chairman: First That we demand the aboli tion of national banks, and the sub stitution of lcg::l tender treasury notes issued in lieu of national bank notes iu sutliciant volume to cdo the business of the country on a cash system regulating the amount needed on a pcrcapita basis as the business interests of the countrv exrand, and that all money issued be legal tender for payment of debts both lublic and private. Third That we demands the free and unlimited coinage of silver. Fifth Believing in the doctrine of "eoual rights to all: snccial. Drivileires to none," we demand thai taxation national or state, shall not be used to build up one interest or cla at the expense of another. We believe that the money of the country should dc keDt so much as possible, imthe hands of the people and hence w-demand that all revenues, national, state or county, shall be limited to the nec essaiy expenses of the gcrernment, economically and honestly, adminis tered Sixth That congress issae-a suffi cient amount of fractional paper cur rency to facilitate exchange through the medium of the UniSed; States mail. Sevunth That the meaas-of com munication and transportation shall be owned by, and operated in the In terests of the people, as in; the United States postal system. Eighth that we favor commercial treaties which will discriminate In favor of those nations which accept silTen as legal tender money, as well as gold, and against those-which have demonetized silver. Ninth That we advocate free sugar with bounty to home produce equal to present tariff duties, free lumber and free coal. Fifteenth Resolved, That we will not support for the nomination any man for United States senator, mem ber of congress, state setator or rep resentative, who will not, to his utmost ability, aid in, carrying out the objects of the above resolutions. All of which Is respectfully sub mitted. A. w. Smith, C. W. Vittcm, J. S. Hoover, Committee. Hurrah for Jerry. Cbrklian Standard. The committee of corgress, charged with investigating Mr. Watsons statement that the members of con gress have been upon the floor drunk and reeling aoout tne aisles, maae a report just before- the final adjourn-, ment on August 5. in which they say that, while certain members have been in the House while under the in fluence of liquor, Mr. Watson s charges are not true. Jerry Simpson, how ever, brought in a minority report de claring the charges to be true, and citing evidence given oeiore me com mittee in support oi nis declaration. Since the days of Caleb and Joshua we have had great respect for minor ity reports, and Jerry Simpson's does not tend to lessen that respect. Mi nority reports are usually the offspring of conscience and convic tion in legitimate wedlock. Hail Insurance written up by Black, & Murrell at low rates. 33tf