Win. SlkYKER, Eaucr and Prop.
Offii-nf publication: West Uamy Avenue
owe-half block wcstof the Arlington hotel,
ivlrplior.e No. 83.
1ERMS: $1.00 Per Year in Advance.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1899
For County CI rk,
W. E. WOOD,
of Cmiwuy Township.
Fi r -ho-:'
of Grvene T wi-nulp.
For Renter of Deeds,
W. M. JACKSON,
of Ryan Tuwuslnp.
GEO. C. STAYTON,
of Osborne Township.
DR. J. G. REID,
For County Iflsh ohnc Tnstecs,
A C. LAMBE,
of Avon Town-itiip.
J A. RYI.AND.
of Falls Towoulp.
For Conmtssionpr First District.
J V. GOOi'H,
of Cocway IVwneblp.
or Pays lor This Paper
"OC until January 1st
This will include all of Rev. Sheldon's
famous book, "In His Steps," which we
now have in plate and will begin running
soon in place of our serial story which is
nearing its close. This book has had the
largest sale of any book of modern times
and is' worth more than the cost of the
paper which you need any way. Tell
your neighbor of this proposition. Get
up a club, stamps taken.
Eagan disgraced, found guilty by a
courUnartial, still draws his j5,ooo per
year for doing nothing. He must te
pacified and kept quiet.
The repuUican campaign for next year
has begun. There are about six hundred
employes in the different institutions and
every one is assessed 2)2 per cent on their
salaries. "Put up or get out" iSthe
word. With this fund of 51.500 or more
per month added to the much larger
amount contiihu'ttl 1 .y the trusts, there
will be an .iinpk' b.yr-'e fund 11;.: 1. aden
think to buv C1 v. li y a s-cr-.d term.
The republican party has it in its pow
er through the attorney general of this
state and of the United States and through
its majority in congress which meets in
December, to do something substantial
for the people in the matter of the trusts.
Idle promises of what will be done after
another presidential election will rot sat
isfy the people. The trusts have grown
up under republican administration and
it will justly be held responsible for
them. It can do nothing because the
.trusts are its masters.
Here is what the Globe-Democrat said
in advance of the election in the 8th
"A light republican vote next Tuesday
would be a verdict of indifference, and
that is a form of reprimand. Democrats
would glory in it. It would second their
plat:orm by showing that republicans
are 1 stless and inactive when the course
adopud by the president is censured."
All of the leading republican papers
gave utterance to the same statement and
the best thing about it is, it is true.
There was a very light republican vote
It is now 15 months since Captain Car
ter was convicted of misappropriating
f 1,600,000 of public money by a unani
mous verdict of a courtm irtial of four
teen army officers presided ever by Gen
eral Otis. Carter was sentenced to dis
missal from the army, to five years im
prisonment aud in the publication of his
disgrace in the papers of his native town
for one year. President McKinley is
still withholding the execution of ihis
just sentence and refuses to tell why.
The reason is plain. There is a syndicate
composed of Ilanna, Brother Abner, et
al, who are today looting the treasury of
large sums. If Carter is pushed he would
squeal. Never in the history of the civil
ypr were such glaring frauds perpetrated
in war contracts as are going on today.
Over $ 30,000,000 per month war expenses
and the amount growing constantly.
The Philippine war is now costing $ r,
000,000 a day. The wealth producers,
the laborers must pay it. What will you
get for what you pay ?
A modern railway well equipped
throughout can be built for from (10,000
to (20,000 per mile. How long would it
take at the rate of a million dollars a day,
what our war of conquest is now costing
us, to construct and pay for such a road
across the continent? Better still, how
long would it take to pay for some one
already built at a fair valuation ? How
long would it take to pay for the plant of
the Western Union Telegraph Co? The
Western Union has paid 100 per cent
upon its cost in dividends every year for
years and the United States is the only
nation of any consequence on earth that
does not own and operate its telegraph
system as part of the postoffice depart
ment The reason this money is not paid
out for someth:ng productive instead of
this useless and inhuman war is very
plain. Those who are directing the af
fairs of this government today, the Hanna
syndicate, want a large public debt and
Tant it continued indefinitely.
The Clouda are Gatherlnj;.
Some t)f us arefepublican9 and some
of us are democracts, but we are all
Americans. The country's good is more
important than the success of any party.
As Americans we are about o make a
mistake in making the war a party issue.
Republicans who are party men without
hope of reward should insist upon the
war being disposed of. It is very ex
pensive and very discreditable,- If the
republicans make an issue of the war,
and expansion, they will lose at the next
presidential election. The people have
been patient and cheerfully paid war ex
penses they do not believe in, but when
they go to the polls they will vote their
real convictions on the war question. If
the republicans want to win, they must
see that the professional republican poli
ticians handle the war question with or
dinary common sense, and show an ordi
nary desire for saving the people unnec
essary expense. The grumbling about
the war is becoming omnious. Rain
never falls out of a clear sky. The clouds
are gathering, and republicans are dull if
they do not heed the warning. Atchison
The above is well and truthfully stated.
Every local election this fall will be in
fluenced by the views of the independent
voter on the wisdom or unwisdom of the
administration policy. The election last
week of a democrat to succeed Congress
man Bland in the 8th Missouri district by
an increased majority is one of the many
straws which show which way the wind
is blowing. Fusionists in Sumner coun
ty have every reason to feel hopeful and
they do. It is in the air. Victory is
certain throughout the state this fall.
Ad to this the blunders of Stanley and
the apparent sympathy of Goddard for
the trusts and the general worthlessness
of the state administration throughout,
and there is abundant cause for the deject
ed look and hopeless expressions appar
ent on the faces of republican politicians
and candidates in this county.
Our New Story, "In His Steps."
Not since the days when Harriet
Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's
Cabin, has there been a story which oc
casioned so much discussion as "In His
Steps" the first chapter of which will ap
pear soon in the Voice. Tell jour
neighbors of this. We have the entire
book in plates and it will appear in this
paper. The book was written by a Kan
sas man, Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, of
Toj-tka, read to his audience by chapters
and then published. The first year it
-c'd at th? rate of over a thousand copies
daily. Three million copies were sold in
four month-; and the latest reports were
that twelve millions copies had been sold.
Everybody is talking about this wonder
ful story, discussing and criticising it,
and we want the Voice readers to have
the best that's g ! The author prac
tices what he pcad.cs. r.i.d has declined
a (15,000 a year sab.ry lo go east. The
royalty, or most of it on the book is be
ing expended in charity, and much of it
in helping the "i'enncsseetown" color
ed people of Topeka to karn to work
and live better lives. If millions of peo
ple are buying and rea lk;g this great
work you ought to read a few chapters
to get in touch with what the literary
world is discussin?.
25c pays for this paper vntil January
Get us up a club.
Dies Farmirg Pay.
"It my the ror.d that hauls the grain,
It pays the agents when they sell,
It pays insurance very well,
It pays the banks that make the loans,
It pavs the man the mortgage owns.
It pays the shops that make machines,
It pays the tax, federal and state,
It pays the trust to keep up rates,
It pays everybody so grand,
Except the man who farms the laud.'
In order to have a certain and abund
ant supply of water, the Rock Island
railroad has built a number of substantial
dams across small streams whidi it cross
es every 20 or 30 miles from Belleville
west. Every one of these is now well
stocked with fish and the supply of water
is abundant. If in every township es
pecially in western Kansas there was one
or more of these ponds and i the surplus
waters of the larger streams were stored,
the whole face of this western country
would be changed. No more hot winds.
A large portion of the land could be irri
gated and the floods in the lower Miss's"
sippi and the need of government expen
diture there greatly reduced. All of this
could be done by the government for this
whole region on the eastern slope of the
Rocky mountains for less than the Phil
ippines has cost, giving a territory infin
itely better in every way for expansion.
K climate where our people can live
and a country where wages are many
times the 10c per day average paid in the
Philippines. Why not expand this way ?
(20,000,000 paid to Spain for the Philip
pines so that there would be a pretext
for a war. A war brought on without
reason or excuse for the purpose of get
ting the remainder of the (400,000,000 in
bonds and 100,000 standing army. No
possibility of gaining anything desirable
by war that could not have been obtained
by peaceful means. Those are the rea
sons why this inhuman, unchristian and
useless war is now in progress. If "War
is Hell" what shall be said of those re
sponsible for it? Bonds there must be.
Cleveland and the democratic party have
been criticised too severely for issuing
bonds in times of peace to repeat it,hence
this means of obtaining them.
Here Be True Newi.
This is a grave story. It is one of
even, near concern to small and great.
Let it come unshod of simile, unbusked
of imagery or rhetoric, unclouded of any
j mists of metaphor. Iu Wail Street a3
this is read the giant Trust of all is form
ing. It is to collect within itself the
Banks of New York City. Its core is to be
Standard Oil. Its moving spirits are John
Rockefeller and Pierpont Morgan. With
them in full and close association are the
Rothschilds and their American agents.
It was to link the Rothschilds the scheme
that of late took Morgan Europeward,
and brought him back again. This Trust,
at its consummation, which is
closed, will pull the lines of
guidance and crack the whip
of domination over two billions of dollars.
It will, as stated, be a muster of the New
York City Banks. They are to be made
into one force unified and brought un
der one word and one command. There
after they are to say "No" together, or
together stand motionless and mute.
This trust of the Banks is to be the Dic
tator Trust: to over-lord all other Trusts.
The greatest among these latter will be
dwarfed as they stand beside it. We, the
people, are to become the snbject of
Bank conquest and suffer the feudalism
of money. This Bank Trust is be our
William of Normandy. New York City
is to be its Hastings without a blow. It
will have, as it were, its Doomsday book,
and the country is to parceled among its
followers. This is a true tale. There is
neither guess nor fancy in its telling.
Naught but the bald facts are set forth.
This Trust expects to hold the Nation in
the hollow of its hand. As it draws its
self together, this Bank Trust puts but
one question to the Future, and that is
the question of McKinley. It depends
for its life though not its berth on
Republican victory next year. The
Republican party had origin to free
the Blacks. It is to have final play in
making slaves of the Whites. With four
years more McKinley (Ilanna) the
Rothschilds and Rockefellers and Mor
gans, who move in this black matter,
count this Trust of the Banks secure. In
that time they will have made every
needed fastening, buttressed every cor
ner, loop-holedgotten ready every wall
and battlement of their defences. Their
plan is to be the Grand Ban of the
United States; issue at the last its money
and have custody of its credit. In a crude
day Jackson defeated a parallel con
spiracy; crushed beneath his stern heel
the head of a similar serpant. With this
difference; That was a python of seven
and one-half millions, a baby and a play
thing to the one in hand. Now are we
to confront a serpent of two billions; or
one two hundred and fifty times as large.
Standard Oil is to be the heart of this
Bank Trust. There is one known thing
of Standard Oil. Its minimum profits
are least forty millions yearly. How
much more they be is the jealous secret
of Standard Oil and none may receive it.
The great robber barons of today are
the trust magnates. Each generation
seems to develop a new form. The past
generation could boast of its Goulds and
Vanderbilts who plundered the public
by wrecking railroads and manipulating
railroad stocks and in this way obtaining
possession of an unjust share of what the
labor of the country produced. The
Ilavcmeyer & Elder sugar refinery had
been capitalized at (50,000 but when it
entered the sugar trust it received (15,
000,000 of trust certificates and upon this
the consumers of sugar will be compelled
to pay dividends, the same as the whole
people are compelled to pay tribute to
the raiiroads rpon their enormous capital
ization and watered stock. In one way
or another this tribute is levied so that
the common laborer receives but a scant
share of the benefits that civilization and
the increased productive power of the
individual should give him. A. Rocke
feller accumulates his (300,000,000 in a
fourth of a century. Vice-President Mc
Donald of his company receives a salary
of (200,000 per year. The Metropolitan
street railway of New York cost (5,000,-
000 and makes (12,000,000 each year
upon its investment, while it calls int
play the whole machinery of the courts
of the state to suppress a strike and com-
pell its men to accept (1.25 per day for
14 hours work. This chapter might be
This world is not getting worse. The
condition of the common man is not
worse than that of his father. The writ
er of this is an optimist and has great
faith in a more glorious future for the
people of this country and that in the
near future. The moral sense and the
intelligence of this people will not much
longer endure these growing inequalities
and the exploiting of the masses of the
people by the robber barons of today.
Wealth is being produced as never before,
intelligence and education are spreading
and a way will be found to come nearer
doing justice to all than has ever been
done in the past Old forms and institu
tions must give place td the new. More
personal attention to questions of govern
ment by every voter and direct legislation
will in the near future give a happy solu
tion to this great problem of a more
equitable distribution of wealth.
Over ioo new paid subscriptions to the
Voice since the last issue. Many of
them come through the mails. Let the
good work go on.
Old papers for sale at the Voice office.
The Flag is There, But Christians
Must Stay Out.
The McKinley government is firm and
insisted that the Star-Spangled banner
must float from tic flagstaff of the'
? ' : i i . . . . . I
uaiwn 01 our tuiu clnet, and when his
serene highness saw that he must yield
or fight, he prudently yielded. So as
the consequence of the kind but firm
stand of our most wise and supremely
patriotic president, we Americans have
the proud satisfaction of knowing that
our beloved flag has won another glorious
victor. It now floats in peace and in
lovi"g kindness over a luxuriously
appointed harem, and out of its foes goes
a command to Christian missionaries to
pass by cn the other side, lest they dis
turb the voluptuous annexes of the sul
tan's palace or hear the clanking of the
chains of human slaves. Kansas City
The candidacy of Mayor Jones, of To
ledo, for governor of Ohio, on an inde
pendent ticket will do much toward edu
cating the public. He will run as an in
dependent candidate and his main con
tention will be for public ownership of
public utilities. He has twice been elect
ed mayor of Toledo, as an independent;
has a strong personality and has a way of
getting himself and his ideas before the
public. His vote will come largely from
republicans who are tired of the Hanna
machine and will result in electing John
R. McLean, editor of the Cincinnati En
quirer, who is the democratic nominee.
Notes of cf.ninjissioriors' p' reed
injrs: The application cf Mike P .nn
van, the Hunnewell j-.intist, to bp
relented from the cot.nf y jti'. -s
refused Mrs. Nichols w -s I'Tow'
to redeem lots 1 and 2, in bWl P4.
Wellington, upon the pumf i'
$7. ...The qurstimi of t he !iuur.
maintenance of the County
school Wiis nrcered submitted to ii-e
voters at 1 ho general e i cnoii u ).,
h"ld Novcml'er 7, in-ticvonl nc el
the provision of (Jii p.r 32, S,,-ri;
S??sion Laws of IS!)?.
Rev. A. O. Eoriln, a. ..iiii.it 1
M.9. A. il. (Jnflin, went !..
morninjr to conduct ;yii.s-io'nn
vention. He v. libiiult 1 .-. cr- ;ir
ihis riislr ci, lvin? n a: 1 01:
-is such by t he M. E. c
Tii y il. Imj at it tt.r. ch j.
Roijse toun.rtow niyln, at . i..
1 c -nvei ti' i) will h - l e o '
llritlin is ,!o t!ie pro-MCi f-r . 0
dress at (ali of the.-e lut ein. fc .
D. V. S. U't and f;.lltllr oft
S;niiig;, nr.'! isiti:!r in th n
Sept, 1 to Jan. l
Bought of us during!
the last four months1'
of 1899 ;
W E W ILL GIVE j
YOU A I
You could not hnv
this picture for le.-s
il ft i rv n
loan $iu or any store.
You get a ticket with
every purchase, and
when they amount to
1 10, we give you pic
ture and frame free.
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We have just receive1 one lot e( 55 pieces, or 660
yards of LACE, including Torchon, Valenciennes,
Xonnaudie, Cluny, and Bla.'k and Cream Silk Laces in
widths from 1. J inches to 7 inches, and you can have
your c oil e of them at 5 cents per yard. Some of them
are cheap at 20 cents.
Are you going to make Comforts this fall? If . yon are, you
will need Cotton Batting. We can sell it to yon
at 5c, 8c, 10c and 15c per roll.
We also have Calico at 3 cents per yard that will make good
tops for them, and it will pay you to see us before buy
ing any of your fall supplies.
Did you say our 36-inch Unbleached Sheeting at 3 centsL
was the best that you ever saw at the price? well, we
have plenty of it. So come and get it. Our Bleached
Muslin at 5 cents is a good one and will please you.
What about Shoes? We haue 500 pairs that we are selling
at 50c on the dollar. So buy your school shoes now
and get the benefit of the reduction.
Men's Shoes. We have a big stock and the prices are
Just recieved, a new lot of premiums to redeem
the cards standing out. Come in and bring your ticket
before the assortment is broken.
114 N. Wanington Avenue, Wellingtoii,Kaasas
Should be neatly dressed in school. An un
tidy scholar is not a studious one.
s will buy h.m an all wool suit.
school. Any size for 13 to
I v will buy him a suit in any size
! : The largest stock
H owning in tne county. '1 be
,.; we uery competition in quality and price,
ci Bring in your boys.
THF UP-TO-DATE CLOTHIER
Bring Us Your
and get the highest
Wnkeep a complete stock of
groceries at all times and
oui prices are as cheap as
Jnst. tha n
from 3 to 15 years.
ot boys' and younf men's
best made clothing on earth
of all kinds at your own
prices. The chance of
a lifetime to get r good
set of hunsssatasoiall
cost Stock of goods
MUST BE SOLD this
Come and look at my stock
and get prices. Abiglotof
Summer Lap Robes left that
will go at 20 per cent below
cost. At the old reliable
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