Glick's Bad Boy was a short series of
columns that appeared in a number of Kansas newspapers in the late
spring of 1883. These columns were in the Fort Scott Monitor, a Kansas
Newspaper, and then syndicated to a number of other Kansas
publications. The writings consisted of the "Bad Boy" talking to his
barber about political issues. It was written by E. Vandergrift. The
columns were not meant to be humorous at all.
Apparently the columns portrayed some inside history of the first ever
democratic administration in Kansas and they showed the democrats were
"not as advertised". Governor George Washington Glick was the first
democratic governor in Kansas and these writings were not kind to him.
Here are two columns.