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October 10, 1895 THE WEALTH MAKERS. II COL JAMES M. FRAZER KILLS HIS FATH-ER-IN-LAW,' JACOB OXFORD, TRAGEDY AT PLATTE CITY. A Family Quarrel End In an Awful Trag edy, the Victim llfiitg an Old Man Sixty-Two Year of Age The Murderer Succeed In Making 1IU EscapeThe Sheriff and I'oue In Pursuit. Platte Citv, Ma, Oct. 8. A family quarrel of long standing resulted in the murder of Jacob Oxford, an old and well-to-do farmer residing about five miles north of this place, by his son-in-law, J nines M. Frazier, about 10 o'clock yesterday morning. The crime was committed in cold blood and on the threshold of Frazier'i home. Its immediate cause was the separation about four months ago ol Frazier and his wife, although for more than twoyears the murderer and his father-in-law had been on very unfriendly terms. Frazier came to this neighborhood some time ago, and secured employ ment on Mr. Oxford's large farm. Later he married the farmer's daughter and Mr. Oxford built a home for them at the other end of his farm, about a mile away from his own home. Fra zier and his wife lived together hap pily for a while, and the result of their union was two bright children. But finally Frazier began to abuse his wife. His conduct, towatd her finally became so unbearable that a month ago she returned with her chil dren to her father. The deserted husband sent word to his wife that if she did not return home with the children he would make trouble. She paid no attention to the threat. He repeated it several times, but ye she refused to go back to him. He met Oxford several times on the . farm and in Platte City, and tried to quarrel with him, accusing him of causing the separation. The old gen tleman tried to reason with Frazier that he was not mixed up in the quar rel in any manner, but the son-in-law wouldn't have it that way. Yesterday morning Frazier acted like a demon. A brother-in-law called on him and he sent" him back home with a message to Mr. Oxford. "Tell the old man," said he, "that I want to see him here as soon as pos sible." ' V The boy delivered the message, and Oxford walked over to his son-in-law's house, arriving there about 10 o'clock. He knocked at the door and Frazier threw it open in a towering passion. "Why did you send for me?" asked the old gentleman. "Tn lrlll vnn lilr a Hnff." Cflmo thp reply, and without another word Frazier drew a 88-caliber revolver and fired two bullets into Oxford's body one entering directly over the left' lung and passing through the body, and the second penetrating the lower part of the abdomen. The old gentle man fell dead wheie he stood. The son of Farmer Oxford who de livered the fatal message that lured him to death, was the only eye wit- viabo frv tha miiwa, 1 1 a rAtnrnafl wit.h his father to Frazier's house and stood within a few feet of him when the shooting occurred. Immediately after the shooting Frazier escaped and is still at large, although Sheriff Oscar Berry and a posse of citizens are scouring the conntry in the hope of capturing him before he gets too far away. The murderer was about 45 years of age, while his victim was 62. FUNDS FOR IRELAND. Aa Appeal Issued by the Irish National Alliance. New Yohk, Oct 8. The national of ficers and executive committee of the Irish National alliance issued yester day the following appeal: To All Friends of Irish Independence: The convention which recently or ganized at Chicago the Irish National alliance has placed its guidance and government in the hands of the under signed for the ensuing two years. The purpose of the alliance has already been proclaimed to obtain the com plete independence of Ireland .from England by any means consistent with the law of nations. Organizations, like governments, have to depend on their revenue for the successful accom plishment of their duties. "The 6inews of war" for both are absolutely necessary, both for organization and propagation. FATHER WAGNER MARRIED The St. Joseph Priest Taken From His Cell to Harry Maud Steidel. St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 8. Father Dominick Wagner and Miss Steidel, the girl whom he betrayed and whom he had spirited away to Chicago two weeks ago, were married Saturday night at the home of the girl's mother by Justice Fitton in the presence of immediate friends of the family. Af ter the ceremony the priest was driven bacic to jail, wnere ne will remain pending the action of the grand jury, The mother of the girl was scarcely able to stand, and her lamentations were pitiable in the extreme. AMBUSHED BY INDIANS. Three Men Killed by Redskins at Jack son's Hole, One Being Captain Smith. Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 6. A special from Idaho Falls, Idaho, says: A report was brought here to-day by J. W. Wilson, who lives near Jackson's Hole, that three men were killed by the Indians at the lower end of Jack son's Hole, on the morning of the Sd The men were shot from ambush, and one was Captain Smith, who precip itated the Indian trouble there last July. GOVERNORS AND RELIGION. Thirty-Nine thief Magistrates Avowed Believers In Churches. Chicago, Oct . Of the forty-four ! state governors iu the American union. thirty-nine are avowed believers in re ligion,' twenty-nine are professed Christians. Most of them are regular attendants at worship, and a great majority are contributors to the ex pense of religious work. A careful canvass of the subject made by the Times-Herald discloses these facts. Responses were obtained from forty three of the state governors and three of the territorial executives. Of the state governors, one Mr. Culberson of Texas declined to de fine his sentiments and no one would speak for him, and anotherGovernor Evans of South Carolina failed to re ply in any way. Hut- those of the other states spoke freely and frankly. Among the governors there are ten Presbyterians, live longregationansis, five Episcopalians, four Methodists, three Unitarians, one Baptist, one Christian and sixleen unconnected with church organizations. Of the sixteen governors unattached to de nominational organizations, twelve attend religious services regularly or intermittently, and all except two. one a Universalist and the other 9 a Free Thinker, believe in the Christian religion and lis pian oi salvation, xtsa ui mew , have denominational preference, and i even those without such predilection entertain a kindly feeling and ap preciation of religion's beneficent re sults. Of those who declare denom inational preferences, three are Methodists, three Presbyterians, one Congregationalist and one Baptist. Sectionalism cuts no figure in the preferences of governors except that most of the Congregatlonalists are New Englanders and a majority of Presbyterians Southerners. But each of the religious bodies has representa tion in every section. , The most conspicuous of the Meth odist governors are McKinley of Ohio and Daniel H. Hastings of Pennsylva nia. The governors that attend that church are Stone of Mississippi, Cleaves of Maine, Clarke of Arkansas, Rickards of Montana and Foster of Louisiana. The Presbyterian fold embraces Governor Matthews of Indiana, Allen of North Dakota, O'Ferrall of Virginia, Brown of Maryland, Renf row of Okla homa, and Jefferson Gardner, chief of the Choctaw nation in the Indian ter ritory. Among those who lean on that substantial religious creed are Stone of Missouri, Clough of Minnesota and Jackson of Iowa. Governors Morton of New York, a presidential candidate; Turney of Tennessee, Watson of Delaware, Prince of New Mexico, and Carr of North Carolina, are Episcopalians. Governor Budd of California says that he has no religion, but he be lieves in the observance of Sunday as the day of rest His parents are not believers and he was brought up as a free thinker. Governor Oates of Alabama says that he is not a member of any church and that he has joined only two institu tions the Masonic fraternity and the the Democratic party. Governor Mo Intyre of Colorado affiliates with the liberals, but is not an infrequent at tendant at Unity church. The Unitarians are Greenhalge of Massachusetts, Morrill of Kansas and Lippitt of Rhode Island. BANDITS MAKE MISS. Only Eighty-Fire Cents to Repay Six" Indian Territory Outlaws. Fort Smith, Ark., Oct. 8. The north-bound 'Frisco passenger train was held up at Caston, Ind. Ter., fifty miles south of here last night by six men, who cut the express car loose from the train and ran it up the track. They failed to open the through safe, and only got eighty-five cents from the local safe. The passengers were not molested. The train was permitted to pull out after the bandits failed to open the big safe. It is thought to have been the work of the Christian brother's gang. Cherokee Intruders. Washington, Oct. 8. Chief Harris, of the Cherokee nation, is on hand to urge the secretary of the interior to get ready to rush the intruders out of the Cherokee country soon after Jan uary 1, next. Within a month he says that all intruders will be paid for their improvements according to the ap praisement made by the commission appointed to do that work. When this payment is completed, Harris will In sist that the nation has complied with all the terms incumbent upon the Cherokees, and then the United States, according to legislation, shall step in and force the intruders, numbering 4,000, out of that country. Plain Talk by Redmond. Dublin, Oct 8. At the convention. of the Parnell pyrty the usual resolu tions in regard to home rule and am nesty for political prisoners were passed. John Redmond, in the course of a speech said that unlesss the free doin of Ireland was granted, in case of war, it would be to the tune of "lhe Marsellaise" that they would march. and not to that of "God Save the Queen." Two Deaths Due to Family Trouble. Clinton, Iowa, Oct 8 At Low Moor, a small village "about ten miles west, an ex-saloon keeper named Siler shot and killed John Otto to-day and then killed himself. The alleged cause ol the shooting was domestic trouble in Siler's family. Officials aa Game Law Violators. Springfield, Mo., Oct. 8. Prosecut ing Attorney J. J. Bruton, County Clerk Adams and about twenty-five other influential citizens of Christian county, are to be arrested for violat ing the game laws, they having drained a pond and killed 1,000 pounds of fish. Deputy Game Warden Jenkins of this city worked up the case. t . The Black Rod t'sher Dead. London, Oct. 3. The Hon. Sir James Robert Drummond, G. C. R, K. C B.; gentleman usher of the black rod (ser geant at arms), is dead, aged 8. THE PEARY E PROFESSOR DYCHE TELLS THE STORY. OF ITS FAILURE. BORE GREAT HARDSHIPS. Forced to Torn Hack on the Edge of the Clrcumuolar Sea The Arctic Ex plorer I'nable to Find His Cache When Almost Within Bight of the Pole Sufferings on Bet urn Journey. . New York, Oct 8. Professor L. L. Dyche of Kansas university, in an article in the Herald on the Peary ex I pedition, asserts that Peary when ' . 1 rr (i law milae fi.rtn tha fn.rthlftfc point north, was forced to turn back and thus describes the Incidents after the failure to find the caches: "There was nothing more to be done but to beat a retreat It must have been a terrible moment to Lieutenant Peary . , .., wnen at umgwiue ui,B his back upon that open sea of ice. He had reached a latitude of eighty one degrees forty-seven min utes, ten miles farther north than he had reached before. Not many miles farther on and he would have reached the farth est north. Had he secured his alco hol and pemmican he could have safe ly and easily continued his journey. He stood upon the brink of the rocks and looked down and out over the sea of ice before him. The ice was smooth and inviting; the dogs could have made fast time; perhaps the pole itself might have been reached. Like an other Moses, he looked toward the promised land, to enter which he had toiled so long and faithfully. Sadly he turned his back, leaving hope and bis ambitious dreams behind, and be gan his grim and terrible march toward Anniversary lodge. For ten years he had struggled to reach the farthest north and now when he had almost achieved it he was obliged to beat a retreat. Slowly the party dragged themselves backward, throwing away everything that could lighten their toilsome 'march. Bedding, instru ments, guns, ammunition, extra cloth ing, a prayer book, the tent itself in fact everything that might impede them in their terrible struggle for life was abandoned. They even tore from their nautical almanac the three leaves containing the calculations then required and threw the rest away. The line of march was marked by the whitening bones of the dead dogs and abandoned equipments of the party. They, started with forty-one dogs and five sledges; now they had one sledge and only two dogs remained. For five davs thev had but a few biscuits and a little tea per day. They killed j one dog and ate him, giving the re- i maimng dog a share. The dog they ate had been so starved that there was nothing but dry tendons and tough hide to gnaw upon. At length the last morsel of food of any kind was consumed, and the lodge was still twenty miles away. It took them two days to get there, during which time not a particle of food passed their lips, nor had they anything to drink. Footsore, weary, emaciated to death's door, they reached Anniversary lodge on June 25, three gaunt iren, one shadow of a dog, the sole survivor of the pack." WAGNER AN EMBEZZLER. The Ex-Frlest Short In His Church Ac counts Steidel Case Indictments. St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 8. The grand jury returned three indictments against Dominick Wagner, the ex priest, for criminal assault, for ruin ing a girl under 18 years of age and for abduction. The grand jury is now investigating charges of embezzle ment preferred against the ex-priest by members of his congregation. The indictments will probably be nolle prossed, the ex-priest having married the girl Saturday night, and she cannot be compelled to appear against her husband. Wagner will, however, be prosecuted on the charge of embezzlement, as the experts who bave examined the bonks of the par ish, say there is a shortage of $3,000. Bishop Burke, who reached noine irom Rome this, morning, says before he left, three months ago, Wagner ad mitted that he had misappropriated $1,000 of the church's money. Parnell's Death Day Observed. London, Oct 8. The newspapers generally profess to see in the in creased crowds which observed the anniversary of the death of Charles Stewart Parnell yesterday in Dublin, evidence of the sympathy of the masses of Ireland with the Parnellites and their cause. The Morning Post, alluding to 'the popular demonstra tion, says: "Not one McCarthy ite dared to show his face among the 200,000 persons." Bannock Indian Test Case. Cheyenne, Wyo.,Oct. 8. Judge Gib son Clark, United States Attorney for Wyoming, has received formal instruc tions from the attorney general to ap ply for a writ of habeas corpus for the release of two Bannock Indians ar rested at Evanston for violation of the state trame laws, thus making a test case. , Montana Sheep Men Want Protection. Gbeat Falls, Mont, Oct 8. The sheep-men of Montana are arranging for represedtation at Washington dur ing the next session of congress, to obtain a protective tariff on wool. Senator T. C. Power pre sided, and state convention to be held at Helena November ll, was called. Gored to Death by an Elk. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8. While at tempting to save the life of a young doe. Henrv Nelson, keeper of the For- est park "zoo," was gored to death by an infuriated elu. NEW PROMISES BY TURKEY. Plan of Reform for Armenia Accepted Fresh Trouble In Constantinople. Constantinople, Oct S. Said Pasha, the new Turkish minister for foreign affairs, has called at the dif ferent embassies, and has presented to the representatives of the powers a communication from the Turkish gov ernment repeating the assurance that a plan for reform in Armenia has been accepted by the porte. It is not be lieved, however, that this will satisfy the powers. There have been no further excesses, however, although the feeling of great disquiet still pre vails and fresh demonstrations on the part of the Armenians are feared. The Armenians still in the patriarch ate church, in which they sought refuge after the rioting of Monday last, fired some shots at noon to-day, and it was feared that another out break was imminent. The police watching the building promptly noti fied the military authorities, and a strong force of troops was sent to the spot and occupied all of the adjacent streets. This caused quite a panic among the inhabitants of that quar ter. The Kurds then entered the workshops along the quays and ex pelled, from them all of the Armenians they could find. Later, it is claimed, the bodies of four Armenians were found. St. Joe Wants the Fight. St. Joseph, Mo., Oct 8. A move ment is on foot among the sporting men of this city, looking towards the bringing off of the Corbett-Fitzsim-mons fight at this place. In the mid dle of the Missouri river opposite the city is an island which has been formed by the river in the past two years. On this island the Ryan-Lay-ton and several other fights have been brought off, the authorities of Mis souri and Kansas being unsuccessful each time in trying to prevent the meetings. An association of wealthy sports is now arranging an offer to the managers of the two pngilists to bring off the fight on the island, and claim there will be no interference. Revolution Advocated. Boston, Oct. 8. At a mass meeting of i the Armenians of Boston and vicinity the topic of general discus sion was the recent atrocities in Con stantinople and th' delay of the Eu ropean powers in demanding .redres9 of the Turkish government for those which occurred over a year ago. Reso lutions were passed by the meeting ex pressing sympathy for their compa triots suffering in Turkish dungeons and advocating revolutionary meas ures as the only way that the Arme nian nation can be saved from exter mination. May Apply the Torch. Chicago, Oct a. "If the law is not allowed to take its course concerning our men involved in crime the torch may be applied in those cities where the outrages occur." These words were uttered at the close of the regu lar evening services by Rev. J. M. Townsend, colored, pastor of Quinn chapel. An audience of a thousand colored people applauded the senti ment and rose to their feet to further show their appreciation of their pas tor's stand. Catholicism Renounced. New York, Oct 8. Don Manuel Ferrando of Castile, a member of one of the .oldest families of Spain and f or- merlv a superior of the order of Capuchin monks, has renounced the Roman Catholic church and accepted the Protestant faith, the ministry of the church. He will enter Presbyterian Walte Will Speak in Kansas. Topeka, Kan., Oct 8. Chairman John W. Breidenthal of the Populist state central committee to-day re ceived a letter from ex-Governor Waite of Colorado, notifying him that he would arrive here " October 17, to spend a week in the Kansas campaign, Another Lemont Outrage. Chicago, Oct. 8. Editor Simons of the Cook County News of Lemont, was assaulted and brutally kicked and beaten by a mob of roughs.who, it is said, were lead by C A. Tatty, brother in-law of Mayor McCarthy. Wife Murder and Suicide. Springfield, Mo., Oct 8. George Napper of Verona yesterday killed his wife and himself on account of domes tic trouble. They left a large family. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. Indian Inspector McLaughlin says that there will never be any more outbreaks of the red man. A circular giving directions how to secure a consular life job under civil service laws has been issued. The Mexican minister has warned his government that prize fights are held in bad odor in this country. The pictures of Mrs. Yang, the Chinese minister's wife, are the first ever taken of a Chinese lady in this country. A miner was blown to atoms by a giant powder explosion at Stray Horse Gulch, Col. John Richmond shot at Constable Will Bryant near Paris, Tex., and killed John Harris. Nine of the crew of the Italian bark Fillipo R.," which foundered in mid ocean, were rescued. Ex-Judge Powers, who murdered his son-in-law at Lead ville, Col., narrow ly escaped lynching. Spain will send more generals to Cuba to reinforce General de Campos. There is some talk of W. E. Henley being made poet laureate of England. Governor Stone has appointed dele gates to represent Missouri in the road parliament at Atlanta. John Bull requested the Nicaraguan government to settle a silver debt In gold. Armenian developments seem to in dicate that England is being foroed to side with Russia against her will and against the Turks. The Lackawanna has succeeded in lowering the world's long distance speed record, heretofore held by the .new xors ivntra T COMMISSIONER BROWNING- TAKES A VERY DECIDED STAND, WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Agent Wisdom Instructed to Prevent Corbet t and Fitzgimmons From Meet lng In the Territory Federal Troops Available The law In the C'ane Ample -to Bleet Every Point. Wabiungton, Oct. 8. Commissioner Browning of the Indian ofiice has taken prompt and decisive steps to prevent the Corbett-Fitzsimmons prize fight taking place in the Indian terri tory. He has sent a letter of in structions to Agent Wisdom at Mus cogee, I. T., directing him to see that the laws are enforced and to eject forcibly any intruders who may enter the Indian country for the purpose of creating a disturbance or of engaging in anything that may be detrimental to the Indians. The commissioner says that the statutes of the United States are ample to cover the situation and to prevent the fight The agent will have at his back not only the In dian police but all United States troops necessary to eject the fighters. The statutes give the United States author ity to keep out of the Indian territory all persons whose presence would be detrimental to the peace and prosper ity of the Indians. The commissioner says there is no doubt the presence of the prize fighters and the gang that would follow them into the Indian ter ritory would be very detrimental to the Indians, and that it is therefore the duty of the Indian office to keep them out. He says the agent at Mus cogee has not got as much authority as the agents on reservations, but, never theless, has enough to prevent the fight taking place in the territory of the five civilized tribes. The commis sioner intends also to notify all gov ernors and head men of the five civil ized tribes that they must not allow the fight to take place and must assist the United States authorities in pre venting it. Commissioner Browning was asked if the admission of Corbett, Fitzsim mons and others connected with the fight to citizenship in one of the tribes would make any difference in the au thority of the government and he said that it would not change the condi tions in the least The government has the power to expel a full blood In dian from the territory if the peace and good order of the Indians require it. The government would be able to exercise a great deal of discretion in the affair. The United States mar shals, or the Indian agent and his police, backed by the United States troops, can remove the fighters as intruders and keep them out and then answer as to violation of the law afterward. It is not a case where the fight might take place and the fighters then be called upon as to whether they have violated the law. The government will not even wait for the affair to progress that far. The principals and others connected with the fight will be unceremoniously hustled off the ' Indian lands on the ground that they , are intruders whose presence is un desirable. If they make any com plaint about it the courts will have to determine the rights of the matter, and it is believed the possibilities are that the power of the United States government will be broadly inter preted. Stolen Papers Returned. Hennessey, Ok.. Oct. 8. Twoyears ago Dr. F. G. Minton of Homestead was robbed of $30 in money and papers of over $200 value. Saturday he re ceived an envelope containing all of the papers intact, and a note saying that the robbers had no use for them, and, as he had acted very reasonably when he was robbed, they had con cluded to return them. The postmark was so dim that it conld not be traced, except that ' it was mailed at some point in Oklahoma. Wichita Girls Missing. Wichita, Kan., Oct. 8. Flossie Guthrie, the 15-year-old daughter of Robert E. Guthrie of this city, has been missing since Saturday evening and the police are unable to find any trace of her. Jeannette James, aged ! 14, a chum of hers, disappeared last nigbt and connot be found. It is be lieved that the girls left according to prearranged plans and are together. The "Sassafras Man" Dead. Charleston, 111.. Oct. 8. One of the most unique and widely known characters in this section of the state died last night John Gordon, the "sassafras" man. He was nearly 80 years old and made his living by digging and selling roots of the sassa fras tree. Both Whitcomb Riley and Robert Mclntrye have made him fam ous in verse. His Victim's Mother Glad. Decatur, I1L, Oct. 8. Vhen Charles N. Smith was sentenced to-day to be hantred November 29, the mother of the child murdered by him cried out "I am so srlad!" Smith murdered his daughter, Louise Smith, and his sister in-law, Edna Buchert, nine days ago and pleaded guilty. Eighteen Killed In a Collision. Brussels, Oct. o. Dispatches from Havre, where a collision between a crowded passenger train and an en gine occurred yesterday evening, show that eighteen persons were killed and 100 injured, several of the latter prob ably fatally. There are no Americans among the dead or injured. Actor Walden Ramsey Dead. New York, Oct 8. Walden Ramsey, the well known actor and member of Palmer's company, is dead. He was born in Charleston, S. C. lie made his first hit in "The Lights o' London" Twmweujrou DIRECT LEGISLATION. This Feature of Populist Doctrine Clearly Explained by Eltweed Pomeroy. ' I am asked: "Does direct legislation agree with the principles of the demo cratic party?" Yes, my friend, and fully. The only trouble with that party is thafc it doesn't live up to it principles. If it did, l a De a ngnung democrat Old Thomas Jefferson is good enough for me. But, alas! the distance between democratic practice and precept is pretty near as far as day from night Here's Sullivan's definition of direct legislation: "The initiative: The proposal of a law by a per centage of the voters. "The referendum: The vote at the polls on a proposed law. "Lawmaking by the voters is termed direct legislation to distinguish it from lawmaking by representatives, which is supposed to carry out the will of the sovereign people indirectly." J Here's some things that Jefferson and others have said: Thomas Jefferson, in his first in augural address: "Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer the question." Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Ed mund Randolph: "The whole body la t.hn Hovereiirn legisla tive", judiciary and executive power lor itself. It is the will of the nation which makes the law obligatory; it is their will which creates or annihilates the origin which is to declare and an nounce it." ! Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to E. Samuel Kerchival: "Governments are " republican only in proportion as they embody the will of the people and exe cute it" Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to CoL Ed Carrington: "I am persuaded that the good sense of the people will be found to be their best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. The people are the only censors of tneir governors; and even their errors will tend to keep to the true principles of their institutions." Here is what St Loe Strachey, ed itor of the London Spectator, said re cently: "The most democratic measure con ceivable is the referendum. No one who upholds that institution can be accused for a moment of not trusting the people or of failing to acquiesce in the principle that the people them selves constitute the ultimate sover eign power in the nation. That is the true touchstone. The man who re. fuses to agree on the referendum may be a very good Jacobin one, that is, who holds certain abstract views as sacred but he cannot be, true to the essential principle of democratic gov ernment" Calhoun, on rights of states, said: . j : j l . V. A tsy nature every luuiviuuai uao tuu right to govern himself; and govern ments must derive their right from the assent expressed or implied of the gov erned and be subject to such limita tions as they impose.',' Thomas Jefferson: "The will of the majority is the natural law of every society and the only sure guardian of the rights of man. Ferhaps even tnis may sometimes err, but its errors are honest, solitary and short-lived. Lien us forever bow down to the general reason of society." Here is what two professors say of our present system: Prof. John R. Commons: "True rep resentative government does not exist We have a sham representation. It gives a show of fairness but it is crude and essentially unfair. It does not represent the people. It repre- sents the politicians. We are law abiding people. Yet our laws are made by the minority of the people, and by an irresponsible oligarchy more dangerous than that our fathers re volted against" Prof. G. D. Herron: "Keally, we are not representatively governed and the majority does not rule. Representa tive legislation and government are a fiction so far as our nation is con cerned." There, my friend, if you are a demo crat and that don't convert you to di rect legislation, I'll give you up as a YiaA irVi Tf von iirA not a democrat j j -- paste it in your hat and fire it off at the next one you meet and convert , him. You are worthless unless you spread a good thing. 1 The last plank in the people's party platform in Kentucky says: "We favor a constitutional amend ment providing for a system of direct legislation, by which 20 per cent of the legal voters of the state on state matters, or the same per cent in any legal subdivision on local matters in such subdivision, may, by petition, have submitted to all the people of the state, or to the people of such subdi- Tia1in r, tciaf. fhpir Rnwrflitrn will, anv act of legislation.'' If you believe the will of the people ought to be the supreme law of the land, you should vote with the people' party and get direct legislation. Kentucky now has direct legislation on the whisky question and the voters of any county can, by petition, force a vote on that question at any time. Why not on other questions? Corporations can buy the legislature "body and breeches," but they cannot buy the people of Kentucky. Direct legislation will break their power for ever. Nonconformist. Vote as You Pray. Are you praying that God's will may be done on earth as it is in Heaven? Do you vote as yo'u pray? Sure? Are you against the money changers as Christ was, or do you vote on their side? Do you vote with Lazarus, or with the rich man? Is there any probability oi you! party being led in 189G by men so po they will not know where to lay their heads during the campaign? Does your party platform preach a political gospel to the poor? Christian, do you vote as you pray? Sure of it? Nevada (Mo.) Director.