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WM. STRYKER, Editor and Proprietor. ISSUED every Thursday and entered for 1 transmission by mail at second class rateb $1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVAISXE Thursday, October 4, 1900. PEOPLE'S PARTY TICKET. National. For Presldent-W. J. BRYAN. For Vice Preeldent-ADLAI E. STEVENSON For Presidential Electors J03EPH B. FU GATE, KOBEKT W. TURNER, J MES BECK, JAMES FALLOON. JOSEPH B. GOSHOHN, FRANCIS M. BRADY, TAY LOR KI I'DLE. CA RST KN P. CA RSTEN SON, CHARLES H. NICHOLAS. H.J. ROETZEL. State. dor Associate Justice-DA VII) MARTIN. For Governor-JOUN W. BREIDENTIjAL For Lieutenant Governor A. M. HARVEY For Secretary of State-ABE FRAKBS. For State Treasurer CON W AY MARSHALL For Attorney General-- ueh FARRELLY For Audltor-E. J. WESTGATE. For State Sup'tendent Levi HLMBARGER For Supt'eodent of Insurance-. McNALL For CoDffressmsn at La'pe J. T- BOTKIN For Congressman 7th Dist. -CLAUD DLVAL County. For Probate Judfte-C. G. HANDY. For District Clerk-J. hOBT. GILLAM. For Superintendent-GEO. C WAKEFIELD For County AUorney-S. C. BURNETTE. For Commlseioner-J. W. CHAPMAN. For Senator-A. C. LAM BE. For Representative, 73rd dist-DR. J.A.REA For Representative, 74th dist-W.T. FIELD For Co. Hipb School Trustees M. PIATT. E. VAN HORN and FRANK BROWSER Those Sumner County Floppers. As a preliminary to another attempt to steal the election of the state as the Re publicans did in 1890 and 1894 they are now making extensive and false charges of large numbers of Fopulist and Demo cratic voters who have decided to vote the Republican ticket this year. On Sunday of last week there appeared in several of the Republican dailies an arti cle of this character concerning changes that have taken place in Sumner coimty. Thirty-four persons were named in the article referred to and the claim made that every one voted the Fusion ticket in 1 896; but would vote the Republican tick et this year. We have been able to get definite information concerning twenty nine of these and give below the result of of this investigation and challenge con tradiction. A. Graff, the leading hardware and im plement dealer of Sumner county, has always been a Republican. Did not flop with his party on the silver question in 1896. Never claimed to be either a Dem ocrat or a Populist. Still believes in the free coinage of silver and will vote for Breidenthal. W. W. Welter voted for Long two years ago. Runs a little paper at Belle Tlaine. There is another paper in the the same town independent in politics. The business men are nearly all Repub licans. Fromises of increased advertis ing patronage and support is responsible for any change. E. N. Bishop of Belle Flaine township Is a substantial ' fanner and is still an earnest and consistent Populist. Will support the ticket. James Mordy of Belle Plaine is an En glishman and has changed on account of the Boer war. B. L. Beebe of Creek township was al ways a Republican. Never supported Bryan. A. J. Banks voted for Bryan and the Republican state and local tickets in 1896. Brought back to McKinleybya job as census enumerator. 0. V. Julien turned Republican in 1897 because he found it necessary to do so in order to secure the position as su perintendent of the city school at Milan. Many others have been compelled to change elsewhere in the state for the same reason. Fiof. E. Kelly of the county high school talked free silver in 1896; but voted the Republican ticket, as did John I. Anderson of Wellington. M. S. Mayes of Wellington will vote the whole Fusion ticket and make speeches as he did four years ago for Bryan. H. B. Lowe of Caldwell has always voted the Republican ticket. Geo. S. Hill was a resident of the Strip in 1896 and therefore did not vote for Bryan. Did not participate in any of the Fusion meetings. Levi Myers was always an independ ent voter. Never was counted as a Fu sionist though voting some of the ticket sometimes. Has just received an in crease in pension and feels under obliga. tion to the administration for it. Ed Tinkham of Wellington is a Prohi bitionist. Never was a Bryan man. His father is a strong Republican and Ed never did get very far away from his early teachings. W. E. and Ed Franklin of South Haven were always Republicans; sup ported that ticket in 1896. George, Josiah and. Arthur Scott of Bluff township were Republicans and supported the Republican ticket in 1896, From the article appearing in the Re publican dailies we quote the following: 'Hector McEachern of Downs town ship belongs to a family that casts four votes. They have heretofore been the stiffest kind of Populists. He was in Wellington yesterday in search of Re publicau literature to help convert his fellow Pops, and reports all the Mc Eachern votes for Long and the entire Republican ticket" The only foundation for the above is the fact that Hector McEachern did pay 25c for a Republican paper. Every one of those mentioned is today a stanch Populist and will support the whole tick et. It is upon such absurd pretexts as this one that the whole chain of lies of which the Richaids article is composed is built. Ed T. Home of Guelph is a Republi can. Did not support the Fusion ticket in 1S96. J. K. Moore of Wellington, Chas. Car son and W. A. Johnston of Guelph town ship have been trying to get office all their lives. Johnston tried to get the nomination for representative this year and failed. He has been for several years a regular correspondent for the Sumner County Star, Boss Richards' paper. Failure to secure office is the cause of the defection of these three. They have no following. Have been chronic kickers for more than four years. Adam Wolfe of Guelph towuship and Anthony Hahn of Bluff townsnip are op posed to fusion on general principles. They will not support the Republican ticket. Will vote for Bryan or Debs. objected four years ago; but voted the whole Fusion ticket. Concerning the remaining five we have as yet been unable to learn. We have every reason to believe not one has flopped. New problems arising for solution and the rapidly changing conditions of the past four years will to a degree bring about a new alignment. There area few voters in Sumner county who voted the Fusion ticket four years ago who will not do so this year; but for every one there will be more than one who has changed the other way. A careful poll of the county is being taken and this much is absolutely certain. Those who are now renouncing Boss Hanna, imperialism and trust domination in Sumner county are the quiet, thinking, intelligent voters who are not itching to get their names in print. An increased vote for Bryan and the rest of the ticket in November and an honest count is what the Fusion man agers of the county are striving for and not false and extravagant claims put out for their effects elsewhere and as a pre text for another theft of the state. How Sumner County People Are Robbed. KANSAS CITY This is an exact repre sentation of the line of the Santa Fe from Kas 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 Galveston is over 200 miles greater than the distance here given from Wellington to Galveston. WELL INGTON The following are dis tances and rates per bushel on wheat over the Santa Fe. Wellington to Kansas Clty.2t2 miles 8.7c Wellington to Galveston, 710 miles 18.6c Kansas City to Galveston. 952 miles 9.9c Chicago to Kansas City, 45$ miles 8.1c The bulk of the wheat shipped from Sumner county goes direct to Galveston. GALVESTON The Profits of the Grain Trust and How to Curtail Them. So far the only defense offered for the grain trust doing business in the county is made by the Sumner County Star, which is in the trust defending business, but as its funds come from such sources this is to be expected. The defense made is that Mr. Hunter is a very nice man, a practical business man who at tends to his own business while the edit or of this paper is guilty of the awful offense of having taught school. Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Carnegie and most of the rest of the great trust magnates are personally very nice men, practical busi ness men, etc; but that does not lessen the evil effects of the trusts which they control. The fact that Mr. Hunter or his attorney Jas. Lawrence or Mr. Kra mer or Mr. Carter or any others are per sonally very nice men does not make it any easier on the wheat raisers of the county from whom they are taking from three to eight cents per bushel more than a just charge for handling and who are deprived by them of an open market and the right to ship their own wheat A trust doing business in Sumner county and made up of our own citizens is no better and no worse than one located elsewhere and made up of citizens of some other state. Whenever a trust in terferes with legitimate business and sys tematically plunders the people through its superior organization and in violation of law it should be denounced and all possible efforts put forth to break its power. That is wkat the Voice is doing. Not because it is pleasant to attack a wrong for which neighbors and friends are responsible; but because it is a duty which every honest newspaper should perform. That the evidence of a combination for the control of the grain business in the interests of the grain dealers is conclu sive no one doubts any longer; but as a matter of interest to our readers a few more instances will be given. Chas. Peters of Ashton shipped a car of wheat to a commission man in Kansas City who belongs to the combine. Word came back that he could not sell it be exuse Peters did not belong to the Grain Dealers' organization . Feters was fi nally compelled to sell the wheat to the mem ber of the organization who owns an ele vator at Ashton. Another party loaled two cars of wheat and had the bill of lading made out to himself ready for shipment. Af ter this was done the elevator xnsa offer ed 2c more per bushel than tie price of fered before it was loaded. These cars were shipped and the bill of lading signed over to a party who sold it for the regular price that day upon the Kansas City market. Upon these two cars over $70.00 was cleared above the ad vance of 2c offered. Others have tried to get cars through in this way past the agreement between the railroads, the lo cal grain men and the Kansas City deal en; but they usually fail. There are a tew men in the county who are heavy shippers other ways or are in a position to cause trouble who are getting special rates to keep them from interfering; but with a few exceptions people have sub mitted to the demands of the robber organization. One of the notable exceptions is Neal Pickett of Guelph. He does not own an elevator and does not belong to the Grain Dealers' organization. He has made a long and determined fight for the right of anyone who wished to ship a car of wheat or anything else to do it on the same terms as anyone else. He has suc ceeded. From him we get the following and have the account sales to show any one who doubts: Aug. ii, 1900, Neal Pickett shipped forom Ashton 1089 bushels of No. 3 hard wheat to Daniel P. Byrne & Co. of St. Louis receiving 6Sc; freight 12.3c, in spection 50c on the car, commission ic. Netting him over 55c. The offer made by the member of the trust at Ashton was 49c. The car overrun machine measure 3S bushels. Aug. 30, John Hensgel shipped from UNFAIR TREATMENT, Uncle Sam: "It doesn't strike me that ease of the struggling little fellow.' This Washington Post Portland, Kans., 693 bushels of No. 4 hard wheat to B. C. Christopher & Co. of Kansas City for which he received 632. Freight 8.7c. Inspection and weighing 85c for car. Commission ic. Netted him over 53c. The wheat was prcj nounced poor by the member of the trust at Portland and only 47'c offered for it The same trust elevator man de clared Hensgel could not ship it himself. We quote the following letter: "St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 22, 1900. "Neal A. Pickett, Guelph, Kans. Dear Sir: We sold for your account today by sample car 7332, scant No. 2 hard wheat at 72 switched to East St. Louis. There is a good demand for wheat of this quality and we hope to be favored with more shipments from you soon. Yours very truly, Daniel. P. Byrne & Co." For this wheatMr. Pickett ws offered 55c by the trust elevator men at Ashton and Portland a clear gain to him of over 4c. A number of other letters and ac count sales are in our possession of this same character. The smallest saving on any one is the last one quoted. C. Allbright sold wheat testing 60 on Sept. 20 at Perth to a member of the trust. This same wheat sold in Kansas City on that day for 71c and on the fol lowing day for the same. Deduct 10c for freight commission and all expenses and there remains the 5c which the trust has agreed upon as their minimum profit. Mr. Pickett tells us that he has shipped wheat for his neighbors for Jc a bushel and considers it a good business at that. If he and some others can ship their own wheat why can not the farmers in any community organize and fight for tkeir rights. Call meetings in the school houses. Write to these two firms men tioned. Hey claim not to be in the trust. Get the names of other firms that are not and open a market It is not the part of free American citizens of Kansas The Stimulus of Pure Blood That Is what Is required by eTery organ of the body, for the proper performance of its functions. It perfects all the vital processes. It prevents biliousness, dyspepsia, consti pation, kidney complaint, rheumatism, ca tarrh, nervoasness.weakness, falntness, pim ples, blotches, and all cutaneous eruptions. It Is assured by taking Hood's Saraapa rilla which acts directly and peculiarly on the blood. This statement Is proved by thousands of unsolicited testimonials. W. P. Keetos, Woodstock, Ala., writes: " When I began taking Hood's Sarsaparllla my blood was Impure and I had not been feeling well for some time. I was bothered very much with that tired feeling. When I had taken the medicine a few days I be gan to feel better, and after taking two bottles I felt like another person. That tired feeling was gone and I could do my work." Hood's Sarsaparllla rids the blood of scrofulous and all other humors and all foreign matters. to sit quietly down and be robbed w ith- out an effort at self protection even if those who do it are "nice men" and your neighbors. If need be this should result in township or possibly a county organ ization for self protection. 5c per bushel on the enormous crop of the county is worth fighting for. The fight the Voice has made on this question has resulted already in many getting a better price for their wheat. An organized effort in anv locality for self orotection will cost nothing but a little effort and postage and if made determinedly wili bring the trust 10 reasonable terms. Not one dol lar need be advanced in payment of freieht. All charees follow the wheat. If shipped to a responsible firm there is absolutely no risk and no charge except freight, inspection and commission as mentioned above. Cars usually overrun machine measure. Gentlemen of the Grain Trust of Sum ner County, we are in this fight to stay until you produce more evidence that our charges are untrue or until you stop plundering the wheat raisers of the coun ty. We hope to see an organized and de termined effort to break your organiza tion in this county and unless we mis take the character of the people of the county your ill-gotten gains will very soon be materially diminished. Mr. Loot and the Grout Bill. The Hutchinson News last Thurs day contained Chester L Lon g's state ment and comment on Chester I. Long's position on the oleomargarine . we are doing 'our plain duty' In the wall ought to come down at once." bill now pending in congress as fol lows: "By special order of the house of representatives, what is known as the Grout bill will be considered on the 6th of December next. Whatever may be the result of the election in this district, if I am alive and well an op portunity will be given me to vote on the measure. I shall do so. It has not been mv custom to de clare in advance my position on anv nonpolitical question, but as there is considerable interest in this district on this bill, and as a determined effort has been made to compel me to pledge myself for the bill, which I have de clined to do, I will briefly state my position. "Oleomargarine is taxed under the law at two cents per pound. The Grout bill proposes to tax uncolored oleomargarine at K of a cent, and col ored oleomargarine at 10 cents per pound, it is well known that there is no demand for uncolored oleomar garine, and the sole question is, what will be the effect on the manufacture of oleomargarine if the tax is in creased from 2 to 10 cents Der pound?" ' Mr. Long then goes on to quote the friends of the packing houses as to what would be the effect on the oleo margarine industry if they, the pack ing houses, were deprived of the right to sell their grease as butter by reason of the tax of ten cents per pound. The fact that the tax is reduced on the uncolored oleomargarine from 2 cents to M cent per pound by the proposed law, seems to give Armour. Swift and company no consolation. They want to force their composition on the ta bles of the people under the guise of butter, and thus get the price of but ter for it. When colored and sold as butter oleomargarine is brought into competition with every pound of bnttermade for sale on the farm, or in the dairy or creamery. Eveiy patient housewife who toils early and late to make a few pounds of butter for the store, and exchanges it for groceries and dry goods finds the demand for her product less and the price reduced by reason of the colored oleomarga rine masquerading as butter. Cer- ca CJ ra ca LADIES CJ ra CJ C3 2a C3 LJ C3 C3 r.a CJ ra r.a LJ r.a LJ ra ca r.a LJ ra LJ ra WE WANT YOU C J ra CJ ra LJ ra LJ ra LJ ra LJ r.a LJ w AND FURS They are bought for cash and bought for the low est price obtainable, quality and price considered. We have Jackets for ladies Irom 3.50 to 520.00 and Capes in Golf Cloth and Plush from 51.00 to $15. 00. We haven't forgotten the misses and children, either. Don't overlook the Tailor-Made Suits, Skirts, Walking Skirts, Flannel Waists, Satteen Waists, Silk Waists, and Flannel ette Waists In the newest, nobbiest styles of the season in our stock. Ask to see our Blankets, Comforts, and Underwear as you will need them soon. ra LJ ra LJ ra LJ ca CJ ra L J ra LJ ra CJ ra L'J ra LJ ra CJ ra ca ra CJ ra CJ ra LJ ra LJ ra CJ ra LJ ra CJ ra LJ ra LJ ra LJ ra LJ r.a LJ r.a CJ ca LJ ra C3 ra LJ ra LJ r.a LJ ca CJ ra L'J 114 Washington ra ca tainly no one has a particle of objec tion to the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine as such. Hut let it f-tand or fall on its own merits. When we eat at a restaurant or hotel in a large city we nearly always have, or think we have, oleomargarine passed as butter, and in fact we had rather have it white and know what we are fed on than to constantly harbor the suspicion, and there are others. llut Mr. Long, the champion of "good trusts," and the enemy of trades and labor unions, thinks that the in terests of the oleomargarine manu facturers deserve more consideration at his hands than does the butter maker. lie boldly declares that he shall favor a counterfeit as against a genuine article; a thing shunned and tabooed by respectable society, wear ing the mask of purity and innocence; a cheat and fraud standing up in the market places and crowding out hon est goods; a cheap shoddy palmed off as honest wool Mr. Long is a protec tionist. He believes in protecting oleomargarine manufacturers at the expense of the butter maker. Of course there is the packing house side to this question, and that is the side represented by the congressman, lie sets up the plea that the cattle raisers get 82 more per bead for their fat steers than they would if they were not permitted to color the oleo margarine, and cites the price of olio oil as proof of the assertion. He might aa well cite the price of shoes to prove what Ihe farmer and cattle man receives for hides, or the price of iron ore and coal at the mines to de termine what the trust shall choose to demand for barbwire. There is not a stockman in the district silly enough to suppose that he receives 10 cents a pound for the caul fat in the steer any more than he pets the market price for the glue in the hoofs. Cattle were just as nigh before the packers com menced to manufacture oleomarga rine as they have been since. The fact is the packers pay no more for cattle than they can tempt people to raise them for. They know within a few hundred head just how many cat tle there are in each state and territo ry. They know how many will be on the market, and they know how much beef thev will need to supply the de mand. With these facts before them they are enabled to fix a range of prices. We don't believe that the val ue of the bi-products cuts much of a figure in fixing the price of cattle. Beef is the thing of value, and not put fat If you doubt it watch the mar ket and see the difference in the price per pound of the shorthorn which pro duces portei house steaks and the scrub which produces oleo oil and oth er bi-products, and but little oeef. Another defense Mr. Long makes in behalf of the manufacturers of colored oleomargarine is that the creameries and some dairies color their prod net. and that the oleomargarine manufac turers should not be deprived of the same privilege. In this Mr. Long begs the question. Are not the butter makers who are trying to deceive the public with their product, but the oleomar garine manufacturer when he colors his compound of tallow and lard to represent butter. Butter naturally varies in color with the feed and breed of the cows. The batter maker uses a ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca raa ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca r.a ca ca LJ ca en ca ca ca ca ca en ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca r.a ca ca ca ca CJ ca ca ra ca ca ca ca LJ ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca ca r.a ca ca ca ra ca r.a ca ra ca ca ca w TO SEE OUR NEW ca ca ra ca ca ca ra ca ra LJ ra LJ ca CJ Avenue, Wellington very little coloring matter to secure uniformity of color in his product, while the packing houses study to de ceive by imitating him. If the butter makers turned their butter out in its natural color, oleomarginc would sim ply be made to represent it. So long as oleomargarine is permitted to be made to represent butter so that it will be consumed as butter it doesn't matter in what tint or color the gen uine article is produced and marketed the spurious imitation will be found close by it deceiving the eye and the other senses, and piling up fortunes for the manufacturers. After declaring, as above quoted, that "the sole question is, what will be the effect on the manufacture of oleomargarine if the taxis increased from 2 to 10 cents per pound," and saying further along that ,lI cannot support such a bill," he turns right around and alienates the support of such stockmen as might be induced to believe that they receive 2 or 1 3 more per head for their steers under exist ing conditions by declaring himself as follows: "I am willing to support any bill that will compel the manufacturers of oleomargarine to place it.on the MAR KET as oleomargarine and not as but ter. I believe in legislation that will prohibit fraud in food products." The nigger in the woodpile in this paragraph is the word "market" The present law, which taxes oleomarga rine 2 cents per pound docs in a meas ure prevent its sale "on the markef as butter, and if Mr. Long had been sincere in professing to "believe in legislation that will prohibit fraud in food products' he would have said on the table of the consumer, instead of "on the market" Furthermore, had he been sincere when he said "I will support any bill that will compel the manufacturers of oleomargarine to place it on the market as oleomarga rine and not as butter." he could not help but support a bill that reduces the tax on oleomargarine from 2 cents to cent per pound, provided, only, that it is uncolored. Mr. Long is cer tainly trying to blow hot and cold in the same breath, and onlv makes it all the plainer that he thinks a heap more of Armour. Swift and company than he does of the butter makers and con sumers of the Big Seventh district, lie had rather bid for a liberal cam paign fnnd contribution from them than to be honest with the people who twice elected him to congress. Doubt less he has seen incidents in Wash'ng ton of the great potency of money In the hands of the lobbyists for the oleo margarine and filled cheese manufac turers which have convinced him that he had rather have the friendship of those interests than the support of the friends of good butter. Mr. Long as pires to be a United States senator when Mr. Harris' present term expires, lie will need powerful interests at his back because he isn't very meritorious, even as a Republican. He desires to show to the millionaire oleomargarine manufacturers that while he himself is only a poor lawyer, yet he is a "safe man" for the trusts. If these are not Chester I. Long's reasons for opposing the Grout pure food bill, what are his reasons, and why does he try to befog the issue? Syracuse Journal.