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PEOPLE'S RALLIES.
BARBECUES, P1CMCS, POLE KAIS-IMJS-FAMOUS
01' EXE 310
GLEE CUB.
yon. II. X. Gaines, People's Candidate
for State Superintendent, and Oth
er Orator trill Speak.
People's rallies will be held at the
places and dates given below. These
meetings will be addressed by 6ne of
the People's part' state candidates,
besides other good and interesting
speakers.
The famous Quenemo Glee Club
will be present at each meeting and
furnish the music. If you have not
heard this glee club, it will be worth
your time to go quite a distance to
hear it. The meetings will be held as
follows:
Oxford, Tuesday, September 20-
Basket Picnic in Morrill's Grove; in
door meeting in the evening.
Argonia, Monday, September 19.
Basket Picnic and evening meeting.
Gifford's grove, Sumner township,
Saturday, September 17 Old fashion
ed Barbecue.
Conway Springs same evening, in
door meeting.
These meetings will all be well at
tended and you will miss a treat if
you fail to be present at one of the
meetings, at least. The speeches will
be instructive and will interest peo
ple of all political shades. Tell your
neighbor and get ready to attend
yourself.
By Order of Committee.
OTHER MEETINGS.
The candidates on the People';
ticket and perhaps other speakers
will meet the people at the following
times and places.
Let the people turn out and get ac
quainted and hear what is to be said.
Don't forget the date and see that all
your neighbors are made aware of the
meeting and urged to be present. All
meetings at 8 p. m. unless otherwise
noted:
South Haven, September 20.
Also same date at Barnes school
house, Creek township.
Rome, Monday, Sept. 12.
Perth, Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Corbin, "Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Logan school house, Caldwell town
ship, Thursday, Sept. 15.
Also same date at Malaby school
house, Springdale township.
Mulvane, Saturday, Sept. 17 Pole
raising. Also meeting in the even
ing. Cole's grove, four miles northwest
of Wellington, Monday, September
19 Old time basket picnic.
Wellington City, 8 p. m., same ev
ening. Kinkade's Grove, 2i miles northeast
of Portland, Tuesday, Sept. 20-Old
fashioned barbecue.
Geuda Springs, 8 p. m.. same even
ing. Antelope school house, Gore town
ship, Sept, 23.
The Rmtkr is a new six column
People's party paper just begun at
South Haven by Will J. McKinley.
It is a creditable local paper.
Rev. Botkin, of this city, is fur
nishing the Wichita Commoner a ser
ies of articles that are "mighty Inter
esting reading." They review the ed
itorial career and expressions of the
Eagle editor two years ago when he
was not far removed from being a free
trader. They show very clearly that
dollars and party are much more im
portant to Editor Murdock than prin
ciple, Jionor and consistency.
The Republican national conimit-
tee has very kindly and confidentially
offered to furnish us editorial "plate
matter" free of charge if we will be so
kind as to give it space In our col
umns. They are generous Indeed and
probably have an idea that they can
give our readers more entertaining
and wholesome reading than the
"wild and wooly" editors of the west
No, Mr. Quigg, the directory was
right in classing the Voice as "inde
pendent." We have only room for
matter that is calculated to enlighten
our readers and make them better
citizens. They have been kept In the
dark too long by misleading editorial
prepared by the servants of Wall
street.
jl GOT) G S
VOL. III.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
This is the year of Jims Jim Wea
ver. Jim tielcls and Jim toroeti.
They are all champions.
A special from Leadvilleto the Den
ver News states that not half the pre
cincts of the county were represented
at the Republican convention there a
few days ago, and that it looked as if
the Populists had usurped the earth.
Colorado is all right.
It is an encouraging sign that old
party papers, which have been wont
to ridicule and belittle the People's
movement, now admit that the situa
tion is becoming "serious" and are de
vising ways and means to '"save the
country' and '"stand up for Kansas."
Co-operation has worked so admir
ably in all cases where correctly man
aged that it is simply astonishing it Is
not more universally resorted to. Co
operation will accomplish results
which are simply unattainable by in
dividuals. This being a fact fully
demonstrated, why will farmers, la
borers, mechanics and others struggle
along single-handed, when others are
combining for their own interests and
protection? And if the rule applies
to business, professions and callings,
why not to the government? We are
utterly opposed to trusts, syndicates
and combines for the personal gain of
the few, but a co-operation which will
benefit the masses universally is the
very remedy needed at the present
time. It is written. "Thou shall not
live for thyself alone, but thy neigh
bor also."
The great American tin-plate mill
at Anderson, Ind., has been sold at
sheriff's sale. This procedure devel
oped the fact that the machinery was
bought second-hand from Wales, that
all the materials used were of foreign
product, that three of the four men
employed were Welshmen and that
the man operating the concern owed
about the full amount of the purchase
price. It was simply a huge fraud to
deceive voters and keep the people
from rebelling against the protective
fallacy awhile longer.
The Kansas City Star brings the In
formation that a reconciliation has
been effected between Joe Hudson, of
the Topeka Capital and Governor
Humphrey. The dispatch states that
"Humphrey agreed to support Hud
son for state printer and Hudson will
use his newspaper to help Humphrey
for congress in the doubtful Third
district." The Capital will now
whitewash Humphrey and a union
chorus will go up "stand up for Kan
sas." The people are left entirely
out of the calculation, but as Vander-
bilt said "the people be d d."
Gen. Weaver is making a stumDinsr
tour through Texas. Mississir.nl. Ala
bama, the Carolinas and Virginia. !
His t western tour was one i
or the most notable, if mm.
ular enthusiasm means anything,
of recent years. In an interview
when in Des Moines the other day,
uen. w eaver said: "The Republican
party is practically out of this fight
so far as electing their national ticket
Is concerned. This has become man
ifest during the last thirty days."
Republicans who want to beat Grover
Cleveland had best fall into line with
the People's party.
The Wichita Eagle accuses the
Populists of sending oit lies about
the state and defaming her fair name,
and then goes right on misrepresent
ing facts in regard to our common
wealth .itself. Notably among its
falsehoods is a statement as to the
amount of wheat raised this year,
greatly overestimating the yield.
This is calculated to force down the
price of wheat to the detriment of the
class it hates the farmers and place
us in a false light before the world.
But In their desperation it Is too
much to expect that the Republican
papers will even be reasonable or. de
cent In this campaign. '
The Republican editors seem to
have a strange impression that Kan
sas belongs to them. Politically it
has heretofore, but now they have no
title whatever in fact. Kansas is an
agricultural state as as such largely
belongs to the farmers. The farmers
largely compose the People's party
and of course have a heavy interest in
the state really and financially. Be
ing composed of people who reallv
Jiave a pride in and a claim on the
state, they have foreclosed a political
mortgage and will have a sale on Nov.
8, when they will take complete con
trol of the state and continue the bus
iness at the old stand in the interest
of the whole people.
WELLINGTON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,1892.
Weaver is the Jim Corbctt of the
campaign. He will get there.
It remained for a dirty dog, like
Judge Scalawag Botkin, to take up an
article written by Jerry Simpson on
the general situation of the working
people of the United States, referring
directly to a condition that existed in
the large cities, and turn and twist
an extract from the same so as to ap
ply it to the Seventh district of
Kansas, and then every cur, from the
Wichita Eagle down, taking the cue
from this murderous villian, shouts
approval and adds comment and ridi
cule to the story. Verily, there are
no issues they dare to discuss when
they give such prominence to such
fraudulent methods. Will reason
able people sanction such gross diver
sion?
Ah, there, Mr. Sanders! They say
you have been to Chicago. When we
say they, we do not mean the paid
agents of your party, the Republican
organs. Perhaps you instructed them
to keep mum. Perhaps you thought
such an important trip could be kept
from the people. But say, did you
get any "boodle?" Are the dispens
ers of soap really alarmed about Kan
sas? Oh, it is so funny! And pray tell;
who do you expect to buy this year?
Is it possible that it requires boodle
to keep your own hirelings from de
serting the sinking ship? Well, well,
we would sympathize with you, but
we can't. This is the People's year
They will vote for their own interest
if it kills the g. o. p. dead as-a door
nail. Goodby.
DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES.
The Democratic nominee for coun
ty attorney, Mr. C. J. Garver, is a
good lawyer and is acquainted with
more people in Sumner county than
almost any man that could be named
His law practice has been growing
steadily and his work Is always thor
oughly done. Hispapers always come
into court in nice shape and are a
credit to his ability, accuracy and
integrity. Mr. Whittinghill, the Re
publican nominee, will And Mr. Gar
vera competitor that will give him
an awful lively race. Mr. A. II. Chap
man, the candidate for representative
in the north district, Is a railroad en
gincer running west from Wellington.
n. i. a n.,rt onA nfiiw,
He is a well-read and Intelligent een
tleman and holds liberal views on the
economical questions now before the
. i . , , , .
iuh, wiiu iius recently Deen nere on a
visit, is a strong People's party man.
Bart Fletcher, who was re-nominated
for commissioner in the third district,
is well and favorably known to every
body. To the Public.
I desire to state In justice to Ly
man Naugle, that he had nothing to
do with the matter involving W. M.
Massey 's certificate, farther than as
follows: Reports having come to me
that Mr. Massey's certificate was in
valid, I wrote a letter to Mr. Massey
concerning It, which he published
last week in his paper. Meeting Mr.
Naugle on the stairway, I shqwed It
to him and asked him what he
thought about it, and he
says, "Why, if you are sure
of your facts, I would send it." He
also said that "since the matter had
been mentioned, he believed he had
fceard some such rumors himself."
He thought no harm could come from
revoking a certificate illegally issued,
but offered no evidence except that
he believed he had heard a rumor to
that effect. lie took little interest
in the matter. Mr. Durham, one of
the examining board, had told me
that if Mr. Massey had ever passed
an examination for a first-grade cer
tificate he could not .recall it, but
after I wrote the letter, told me that
he found his name on the book, and
thought therefore he must have passed
theexamination. I have tried to do my
duty and inasmuch as a farther inves
tigation led me to exonerate. Mr.
Massey without a hearing, I did not
think a "hearing" was essential. I
had not expected to appear in print
again and would not, only because I
believe it due Mr. Naugle. There is
an effort to make a mountain out of a
molehill in this matter, and I am con
tent to let the people judge of my in
tegrity in this matter as well as any
other I thank Mr. Massey for pub
lishing the correspondence, as I
think any person reading it will sec
that my whole desire was to do the
right thing.
I was well pleased with Mr. Mas
sey's work in the school room when I
visited the Oxford schools and now
say that he Is a competent teacher,
and can assure him that he will al
ways receive justice at my hands.
J. W. McLaughlin.
Calamity.
I'm a straight ReDubllcan ot the old school
ort
And It makes me so mad I could rave and
snort.
To think that these howlers are getting to be
Too numerous to mention from sea to sea-
Calamity, Calamltee.
They ought to be muzzled and tied with
rone.
For disturbing our slumbers and dispelling
our hope.
They should be suppresed nor allowed to see
Such books as were written by Bellowmee
Calamity, Calamltee.
What right has a farmer to think for him
self?
And scheme to secure his part of the pelf?
He should heed the teachings of such men ai
U1V,
And our saint and apostle, George Anthoue
Calamity, Calamltee
lied to follow the dIo
They should be compelled to follow the plow. Liffa uTV V "u nincu
And let us tell them the wa, and the how! cliff?' .who introduced A. G. Forney,
They are Jit only for servants of low degree
And greatly Inferior to you and me
Calamity, Calamltee
They must be suppressed and learned to
ooey
The dictates ot Wall street and Carnegay;
And taught to pay tribute to the g. o. p..
The friend of the trust and monopolee
Calamity, Calamltee.
There Is Impending danger our leaders all
y.
For our grand old party on election day.
Sowesblplnsome nigger, from Oklaho-
mee,
To prevent what Is surely and certain to be
A Calamity, Calamltee.
Tuesday the associated press sent
out the news that Arkansas had gone
Democratic by the usual majority.
Wednesday there was another report
that the majority would be 13,000.
This morning the Wichita Eagle de
votes Its space to a prize fight and not
a word about the Arkansas or Ver
mont elections. Perhaps when the
truth is known it will be found that
the two old parties have joined the
Sullivan funeral procession in those
states.
"Stand Up for Kansas."
Stand up for Kansas?
You bet!
We are proud of her!
She's a daisy!
( Greatest state In the union!
Populated by people of brains.
Rich in soil, progressive in spirit,
undaunted by fear, Imbued with Jus
tice! " !! , V D f
home8 3 land of Plenty!
Stand up for Kansas?
That's what we'll do!
T.
attempt to
knock
us
uuwur
oTry it on, youwhlmpering.cringing.
cowardly servant of party,
Of monopoly!
Of plutocracy!
Of sectionalism!
Of goldbugism!
Of partisanism!
And of favoritism!
Get out of the road, you opposer of
Reform,
Progress, .
Social equality,
And better government!
Get out of the way, we warn you
again,
Or take your chances of being
trampled under foot by the mighty
hosts that are now on the march.
The People's party!
The friend of the poor!
The protector of the weak!
The guardian of the state!
The champion of the rights, the
privileges and the blessings of the
masses.
Stand up for Kansas?
The leader of the great reform
movement?
The state that dares make partisan
ism secondary to the Interest of the
masses?
The birthplace of a righteous polit
ical revolution?
The commonwealth which defies
the autocrat!
The plutocrat!
The grasping monopolist!
The unworthy public servant!
The oppressor of the misses!
Stand up for Kansas?
You bet!
She's ours!
We are the people!
Fall in!
Keep step to the music!
And-while we stand up for Kansas
we will also stand up for
Principle!
Home!
Neighbor!
Justice!
Honor!
Freedom!
Financial, Social and political re-
Equal rights to
privileges to Done!
Will ydu go along?
all
and special
If not, clear the track and the devil
ale ta due ttae to cUta hi,
NO. 3.
A BIG .MEETING.
The Jerry Simpson Meeting at Caldwell
Friday.
The announcement that Hon. Jerry
Simpson would speak at Caldwell at
tracted a large crowd to that place on
Friday last. The faithful came from
every direction and filled the town.
At 10 o'clock there was a nrocession
one mile long, headed by the Great
estern Band of Caldwell townshin.
Reaching Wicke's grove, one and one-
half miles south of the citvon Bluff
creek, the crowd pnp.nrprf in nienip
festivities and made way with their
basket dinners
At 2 o'clock the assemblage was
cn lion In nrrta. hi. rn.i ti .
candidate lor state senator, whn
made a pleasant little speech and
then gave wav to Jerrv si ninein
I " -rf w.vm,
whom they were all anxious to hear
Before he appeared the crowd arose
and gave him three rousing cheers,
which showed in what esteem he is
held by hisconstltuents. Coming for
wani he was heartily cheered again,
and then proceeded with one of his
characteristic talks which was ar
by freqUent, hearty bursts if
applause. He reviewed his work In
congress and asked to be condemned
or approved as his constituents felt
he deserved.
It Is unnecessary to state that he
had the hearty sympathy of his hear
ers, that they were pleasjd with his
course and that they expected to re
turn him to keep up the good work
under way.
Shortly after he began his speech
the seats broke down, but the crowd
stood and listened attentively for
nearly two hours and would have
stayed longer.
Then the celebrated Quenemo Glee
Club sang some very stirring Popu
list songs, the band pkiyed a selection
Dr. Walling made a short talk full of
vigor and enthusiasm,
then more
singing, handshaking and the crowd
dispersed.
It is estimated that from 2500 to
3000 people were present and the en
thusiasm and good cheer was genu
ine and general.
At night another meeting was held
in the hall at Caldwell. The Glee
Club, which was complimented and
praised by all who heard the singing,
again pleased the audience with sev
eral appropriate selections. Following
was an oration of merit by Miss Rena
Walling, of Caldwell. She spoke on
the live issues of the campaign and
won the admiration and praise of her
audience.
Then Congressman Simpson gave a
forcible talk on the tariff issue, which
was comprehensive and effective. He
was followed by several of the county
candidates, more music and singing
and a social hand-shaking, fraternal
adieu.
Both meetings were a grand suc
cess. 0.1 THE W1G.
General Weaver Confident of TIctory
California Is Oars.
St. Louis, Aug. 24 General James
B. Weaver, the People's party
presidential candidate, arrived here
this morning from an extensive tour
through several of the western and
Pacific coast states and will leave to
night for Arkansas, where he will
make a number of speeches. The
General says the prospects are very
bright for the People's party through
out the west, and gives it as his de
liberate judgment from having vis
ited and made careful observations in
them that Colorado, Nevada, Califor
nia, Oregon, Washington, Montana,
Idaho and Wyoming will go for the
People's party nominee. He would
not discuss the situation in other
states, but expressed the opinion
freely that the Republican party Is
not in the fight.
"In Colorado," said General Wea
ver, "we will secure four out of every
five votes; in Nevada we have the
only electoral vote In the field; Cali
fornia Is in the midst of a romnletp
political landslide, which will be very
disastrous to the old parties and fa
vorable to us; Oregon is with us with
a rush and Governor Pennoyer writes
me that he is with us in this fight
body and soul. All other silver states
are on our side by large majorities
Then we will secure Nehranta Van
Las. Texas. Arkansas and a hr m.r.
oaa, iciiu, alUUMS uu A Ul pui -
tion of thaelectors in all the southern
states.
"This Is a campaign of education,
continued the third party leader med -
i- .m. l ... .
itatively
Tin. hi-Mir tm m fcJLewelling. And we think the same
,r ton that of m Tbe new w
1 ilizatioo demands a realignment of
IT 15 PAID Fo.
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irho hn r i.v li: i. r.'t im'nrrUx-tl. urnl
frr no .1,11 .ia.'w ti V.i. M, ;, i
offlf. H 'in l i 'l;-r hi -ii;r V.Vii,
ami at .;, .ivif.;on '.'. ir.Vf hr .yt' i'jirrl,
nin no lii'l trill f iHuir.
the people under a vsw banner, under
a banner biuring the glorious motto
'equal rights to ::!!. special I'rivileges
to none:' "i'is a war of the people
against the ivrj . ions: a war of
the right ugain-t tlios, win have
been and are in control of the nation
al and state guveniments: a battle
against the only things on earth ever
born with a full set if tceth; and
who have all the. infirmities of ava
rice without the clinging virtues of
conscience, and we are out this year
for the purpose of downing them and
Intend to do it.
General Weaver appears to be in
the best of spirits and health, and told
the reporter that he intended to stir
Arkansas upas it had not been stirred
up since the war. He left for that
state tonight.
The Republicans have been kind
enough to supply the needed ammu
nition to fire the farmer's heart with
his old-time Alliance pnthiwlntm
Negro colonization has done the
work.
Sullivan Vanquished.
In the tight at New Orleans yester
day for the championship of the
world, James Corbett defeated John
L. Sullivan In the 21st round. The
burly bruiser was not "In it" with the
scientific gentleman Jim. He was se
verely punished, while Corbett came
out of the battle without a scratch.
The betting was In Sullivan's favor,
but nearly everybody seems to be
glad that he has been knocked out.
Prof. H. N. Gaines, the People'
candidate for State Superintendent
of Public Instruction is at the head
of the Salina Normal school, which
stands in the front rank of the edu
cational institutions of Kansas. He
is young, vigorous, scholarly, and elo
quent. No man can hear him with
out enjoying the speech, nor without
learning a great deal. He speaks at
a
number of places In the county and
in Wellington on the eveningofthc
19th Inst. We hmw
mark the date and m:ilf nrnnitn.
ments before hand to be present.
The Voice has received aflnelith-
oeraph of Generals Weaver and Field.
embellished with implements of labor
and the preamble and platform of the
Omaha convention. The likenesses
are very natural and lifelike, the best
we have yet seen. Any one can pro
cure a copy by addressing the Sentinel
Publishing Co., 544 Ogden Ave.,
Chicago, and enclosing 25 cents.
LAII TOUR BAGGAGE."
WILL nEAR SOMETHING DROP.
Wichita Eagle, (Rep.)
"The Lord preserve us, but 'what
with the McKinley bill, transporta
tion abuses, option dealing in wind
grain, interest burthens, dividends on
watered stocks, and hvnocrit.ic.al nr-
hibitlon, It the Republican party
m Kansas don't hear something drop
next November, then twenty-seven
ted us for the insane asylum."
ORGANIZED CRIME.
John J. Ingall.4.
A social system which offers to ten
der, virtuous and dependent woman
the alternative between prostitution
and Suicide as an pscane t mm hetrirarv
is organized crime, for which some
day unrelenting Justice will demand
atonement and explanation.
"tite fault is OURS."
Geo. T. Anthony.
"I will sav to mv Tiennhllcan hrpfh.
ren and Democratic friends, the fault
is ours, for we have ALLOWED these
fellows to collect and read the Bel
lamy books and such trash, and pour
It into listening ears behind closed
doors."
THE TRUTH.
Senator II. M.Teller.
"President Harrison is th wort.
enemy silver ever had in the White
jiouse.
TIIESE A EE OURS.
Advocate.
The Detroit Evening Newt, the St.
Louis Chronide. the Cincinnati Pout.
the Omaha Evening Public, the Den
ver JSew$ and the Cleveland Prm, six
dailf papers, with a combined circu
lation of 220,000, all favor the People's
party.
SEE AND ADMIT IT.
Walter Q. Creonani.
Thoughtful men see and admit that
our country is becoming less and less
democratic and more and more pluto
cratic. The ambition and self-love of
some men is so great that they are
Incapable of loving their country.
our style or MAX.
Liberator, FayetteTllle, Ark.
Gen. Weaver has a record for mor
ality; he does not use tobacco in any
form, has never been known to use an
r.lth and novnr Irinl-j Qnvthincr Intnr.
heating. Truly ,he is safe man to
carry the Peoples party banner to vic
tory.
WHERE T1IET ARE AT?
Topeka Democrat.
1 iv jjuuwiau uiaac a gnat
nlood(X) bo"t1 a few Democrats, who,
thus sir nrlll nrt mta fnr TnrolllnfT
VVir PTPrv TVmnrrat in Rhawnpp conn-
tvtrhAwill vrtta fn. timlth ma will
Und flve Republicans who will vote for
I Iwpllini7. And wpthinlr thp. samp
niV?s Tnml mSSai
state.

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