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WM. STRYKER, Editor tod Proprietor. TS3UKD ererjr Thursday od entered for 1 transmission fcy ni ail at second cIum rates $1.00 per yearIn advance Thursday, September 20, 1900 PEOPLE'S PARTY TICKET. National. For feealdent-W. J. BRYAN. For Vtcb Preeld3nt-A DLA1 B. STEVENSON State. jor Associate Justlce-DAVID MARTIN. for Govemor-JOaS W. BREIDENTHAL, For lieutenant Governor A. M. HARVEY j For Secretary of state ABE FKAKKS. For 8tateTrfasurer-ONWAY MAKHALL For Attorney General ugh i FARRELLY For Auditor-E. J. WESTGATE. For SUte gup'tendent-Levi HUMBARGER For Supt'endtut of Insurance w.Mc ALL For Conirremsn at l a'ge J. O BoTKIN For Congressman 7th Dlst CLAUD DUVAL County. For Prolate Jude- G. HANDY. For District Ci rk-J. : OBT. GILLAM. For Supertatendent-GBO. C WAKEFIELD For County Aitornty-S. O. BUKNE'lTE. For Comiijissloner-J. W.niAPMAN. For Senator-A. C. LAM BE. For Representative. "3rd dlst-DR. J. A. RE A For Representative, 74th dist-w.T. FIELD For Co. High School Trustee-M PIATT. E. VAN H'JKN and FRANK BROwNER Republicans are going into spasms over the constitution of Democratic North Carolina. If they would read the following from Republican Massachu setts and note that they are practically identical both would be declared entire ly right and proper. Neither one of them makes the other right neither do they both justify the brutal, inhuman, murderous policy the administration is now carrying on in the Philippines. REPUBLICAN DISFRANCHISEMENT. The Massachusetts constitution con tains this section: "Article 20. No person shall have the right to vote or be eligible to the office under th constitution of this common wealth, who shall not be able to read the constitution in the English language, and write his name; provided, however, that the provisions of this amendment shall not apply to any person prevented by physical disability from complying with its requisitious, nor to any person who has the right to vote, nor to any person who shall be 60 years of age or upward at the time this amendment shall take effect." DEMOCRATIC DISFRANCHISEMENT. The North Carolina constitution con tains this section: "Section 6. Every person presenting himself for registration stiall le able io read aud write any section of the consti tution in the English language; and be fore he shall be entitled to vote, he shall have paid on or before the first day of May of the year in which he proposes to vote, his poll tax for the previous year as prescribed by article 5 section 1, of the constitution. But no male person who was on January 1, 1867, or any time prior thereto, entitled to vote under the laws of any state in the United States wherein he resided, and no lineal descendant of any such person shall be denied the right to register and vote at any electicn in this state by reason of his failure to possess the educational qualities herein prescribed." From all parts of the country comes the word that Republican postmasters are tampering with the mails for political purposes. As election time draws nearer this will grow worse. Any desperate means will be resorted to by this Impe rialistic administration to continue itself in power. A copy of the Voice carefully addressed will be mailed to every sub scriber every week, as has been in the ast, and papers will not be stopped un ess ordered stopped. ' We shall consider it a special favor if any reader of the Voicb knews of any failure of a sub scriber receiving his paper to notify us. 0V6R THE RACKET Will beopen for business Monday morning and will continue open thereafter . Youwillfind a workman in this gallery capable of doing any and all kinds of photographic work. Everything turned out from this gallery will be guar anteed perfectly satisfactory. You will be welcome at any time whether in need of work or not. On .opening day we will give a photo button free with every dozen photos, Our prices will be as low as good work can be made for. How Simner Coaaty People Are Robbed. KANSAS CITY JThis is in exact repre sentation of the line of the Santa Fe from Kan sas City to Galveston, taken from their map. The Rock Island is par allel and the distances are practically the same, The rates are the same over all roads. The shortest route over any road from Kansas City to WELL' IfiGTOJi Galveston is over 200 miles greater than the distance here given from Wellington to Galveston. The following are dis tances and rates per bushel on wheat over the Santa Fe. Wellington to Kansas City. 2(2 miles 8." Wellington to Galveston, 710 miles 1S.6C Kansas City toGalvesiwi 9T.2 miles 9c Chicago to Kansas It v 458 miles 8.1c The bulk of the wheat shipped from Sumner county goes direct to Galveston. GALVESTON More Damaging Evidence of the Robbery of the Public by the Grain Dealers' Association. We give this week some interesting evidence concerning the Grain Dealers' Association from its own members. This has been taken from their own publica tions which are not intended for the gen eral public. Read what they themselves say of their own organization, how they j that particular firm that it is safe to say have driven out the "scoop shovel man" its existence will be very short. and enriched themselves at the expense "Tt 's uo trouble for any commission of their neighbor. j Ji?: ' Qtraibiler l? ge the 0 j snipments of the irregular dealer. We Mr. Cortelyouthe president (Our state-' have found it no trouble at all by simply met:t that Mr. Ilucter was president is ' refusing to extend the same accommoda an error. He is a prominent member ' Jj?ns that are Siven to regular dealers. a . c .1 c. iru . There are dozens of wavs, and there is no and was prelum of the State Millers' j room for any - .aatuereisno Association) -. ho has taken such an j "We believe the scoop shovel dealer active part in r ecling this robber or- who continually ar.noys the man that ganization is to . ( cue of the judges of hHS his money invested" in a plant has the wheat exhibi. :Lis week. As none of ZnTiZ? IV, bf7 and. sWP lrom a point where there i a mm the local members have anything to say ; to say in answer to on- ciiarges proDauly ne will try to defe d fne organization of which he is president. Read what he and the secretary, Mr. Smiley, have to say and call on him for an explanation. We have no desire to attack anyone or to interfere with any one's private business. When an organ ization interferes with legitimate busi ness, when its members violate the laws of the state and levy tribute upon the whole community their action becomes. the subject of legitimate newspaper criti cism: We quote from speeches of members of this association and introduce same as evidence. The last annual meeting of the association was held March 14 .and Mil yllllMU II u "To Se'or Hot to Be. That b the question thai concerns every mortal: whether H is better to be half H, nervous, cvorn out, or io be wS, strong, cheerful and useful. The Utter condition tmllbe yours if you take Hood's Sarsapa' r&a, America's Greatest Blood Medicine,-" there is nothing equal to it. 15, 1900, in the city of Topeka. The important part of this meeting was held behind closed doors. From Mr. Cortelyou's speech (the president of the association) we quote the following: "We are egotistical enough tn tlWnt- ! have succeeded. We think the actual re-! Januai7 10 "-$99. we demon- suits have proved it, and measuring that Crated, not only to the satisfaction of success by dollars and cents, we feel 1 our mtnibership, but to the grain trade proud of our work. We know this as- a.1 larSei our ability as an organiza sociation is appreciated just as it has ' t'0D to eHfrce tne reasonable demands made money for its members. In this ! we are now Ulaking for our own protec age we lay sentiment aside and measure i tion- Isot until this titne were tnc de values by dolla-s, and I am sure you j erent kar(ls f trade throughout the have appreciated the association's work, ' conntry fnlty aware that we were deter in this particular, this year. ' ! mined at any cost to drive the irregu "Again the rooting out of the illegal ' lar irresponsible, transient, scoop-shovel element of the country grain trade has1110"1 of t,ie trade- Tbis brings up resulted in much profit to our membeis, ' a question that has been discussed at and in other ways that can hardly be every meeting we have ever held and mentioned in this address, we have made n0 definite action taken, 'How shall we good hard dollars for our members. You will find it a very notable vet well sub stantiated fact, that our country eleva tor property is today worth from twenty five to forty per cent, more than a year or so ago." Here is a resolution introduced by Mr. Work at the Kansas convention: "Resolved, That the members of the Kansas Grain Dealers' Association re fuse to do business with any receiver, commission man, or miller that bids ir regular dealers, and not accept the flimsy excuse that he did not know he was an irregular dealer. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the association to notify each member of the association of this fact." Another member of the Grain Dealers' Association expressed himself as follows: "If any commission house or track bidder persists in handling the shipments of your scoop-shovel friend, or continues to send him market circulars or bids, the serret.irv will tunt-p if cr i.,tQ.-ot;.. r elevator. Nor shojld lie Ka (arA favc equally with cars, or given other facilities lor loading, cost of transportation, or handling at the terminal market that permanently located or regular shipper receives. And any commission house cr track-bidder that encourages such ship ments should be promptly bovcotted by every regular dealer." THOROCHLY INTRENCHED IN ITS SITION. t Continuing, Mr. Cortelyou says- Agan, we have maintained through out the year the practice of holding local meetings at diif.reut points in the state, and from the results attained, we must neanuy commeud this part of the work. "We have also done more this year than ever before to draw closely the lines in favor of legitimate country trade, and the scalper- is almost obliterated. "There are other details of our work that can hardly be touched upon in this address. Suffice to My, that we have an association that is aupported and maintained for the benefit of our mem bers, and the worth of it can only be appreciated by those of our members who keep closely in touch with associa tion work, and use the association when mr thr y ne d help in any line of their business "We feel sure that the past year has teen a prosperous one to our association, as well as to country dealers, members of our association. Whatever fears the organizers of this association had in the 1 past as to its ultimate success, must now be forever stilled. We are far beyond the experimental stage, thoroughly ac quainted with our needs, thoroughly equipped for our work, and thoroughly intrenched in oua position." SECRETARY SMILEY SPEAKS. Following are abstracts of Secretary Smiley's speech at this meeting: . "Mr. President and Gentlemen: At our last annual meetine held in this citv treat the concern that handles the con signments ot irregular (lea ersr "The Iowa and Nebraska associations within the past year have met this ques tion squarely and their members flatly refuse to do business with any concern that ii?.n;llcs consignments from irregu lar dealers. Why should we not do th" same? Gentlemen, this question is up to the members of our association and the regular grain-dealers of Kansas, Ne braska and Oklahoma. In my opinion we need have no fears in adopting the policy adopted by the associations in our sister states. "If all members of our association would refuse to do business with con cerns that they know are handling the business of irregular dealers, and would let them know their reasons for refusing to do business with them, they would sorn be out of the business. We have kept you advised the past year of the names of the concerns that have handled this business, and we do not believe that a single member of our association can consistently do business with one of them. "I would recommend that our presi dent anpoint a comrniw of three to wait 0:1 the general freight agents and traffic managers of the western roads with a view of securing their support in this matter. If this meets with vour ap proval I would suggest that this com mittee be also instructed to bring up the matter ol agents ordering cars lor par ties not having any facilities at points where there are elevators. You are aware that several of the western roads have issued instructions to agents not to order cars for parties unless they have the grain on hand in sight at time cars are ordered. NO CARS FOR SCOOP-SHOVEL MEN, "That we are receiving favors from the transportation companies, no one can deny. Itoth the Missouri Pacific and Rock Island roads have issued circulars to their agents not to furnish cars to scoop shovel men wnen needed bv eie po;vator men, and I believe there are ; number of men present here today that have no cause for complaint along this hue since this order was issued." RAII.ROAD ISSUES ORDERS THAT HELP THE TRUST. "To all agents in Kansas and Nebras ka: The lime has come when in fairness to all concerned, we can't accept orders for grain cars unless dealers have the grain in sight, which means that the grain for which the cars are ordered must I stored in elevators, or in the buildings within the corporate limits of fx top . ill v w W c.a ca ca ca ca ca ca CJ C3 ca ca ca D3 ca r.i ca rj3 3'J C3 ta La ca WHILE . . . ATTENDING Xbe lubilee.. DON'T FAIL W TO LOOK AT OUR (.1 l a New Dress Goods New Silks New Velvets New Panne Velvets New DressTrimmings New Ginghams New Outings New French Flannels New Flanneletts New Jackets r.3 ca na ca ra ca na ca C3 ta ca ca r.3 ca ca c.i ca ia ra 1.J r.A -a 1 ca -1 ta j-i ta f.a va .-a ka ;a ca r.a L J Oil ua and in fact new goods all over the store. Make our place of business your fyeadquarters you are welcome. r 1 ca ?i 114 N. Washington the shipping point. Under any other p'an we have no assurance that the cars will be promptly loaded. "There is a large crop to be moved, and with such assistance from our grain shipping friends we hope to be able to handle our epuipment so as to be able to. afford the necessary facilities and give prompt service, which will be impossible if cars are delayed at the loading points. E. Dickinson, Gen. Mgr., U. P. R. R., Omaha. J. A. Munroe, Frt. Traf. Mgr., U. P. R. R., Omaha." It is hardly necessary to explain to the reader that the foregoing circular was not issued in the farmers' interest; but, if he is not convinced, let him read the following motion passed unanimous iifi MM W w' Sr W C I I 1 1 1 1 1 r. 1 ca El ca n ci ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ra ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ra ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ra ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ra ca ca ca . ra ca ca ca ca ca C3 ra ca ra ca ca ca ra ca ra Avenue, Wellington ca ly at the Kansas Grain Dealers' annual . meeting, as it appears in their own re port: A VOTE OP THANKS. "A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Kahili, of the Union Pacific, for the interest taken by him in the welfare of the dealers and for his instructing Union Pacific agents to enforce the preceding letter." r 6 Mr. Kahili is the general agent of the freight department of the Union Pacific railroad, with headquarters in Kansas City, who participated in the proceedings of the grain dealers' meeting, as did sev eral other railroad men. McKinley and his part y are on the defensive.