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TIIF CHANUTE TIMES.
C. S. NATION, Editor and Prop. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1897. The Legislature. The fifty days tor which members of the legislature can draw pay are drawing to a close and so far nothing of any importance has been done. All kinds of "reform" measures have been introduced, amended, sent from one committee to another and rehashed, only to go through the same routine a second time. All kinds of bills rela tive mortgages and Interest have come up for discussion, but so far none of them have seemed satisfactory. There is one thing gentlemen, you must bear in mind, and that is you cannot help the debtor class of people by the enact ment of laws that makes the collection of debts more difficult and complex. The simplest and easiest way to reduce interest is to remove the exemption laws and make collections easier and more certain. When a man loans his money, he figures on the amount of in terest he is to receive, also the amount of trouble and expense he may be put to, to collect his money when it be comes due, hence the cast of chattel mortgages and other liens. As it is now, a man who is considered "good" gets money at 10 percent on his per sonal note, while his neighbor who has but 160 acres of land and a 6inall amount of stock, pays from 15 to 2i ' per cent, besides going to the expense of paying a notary public for drawing up a chattel mortgage. fjusiness Depression. I J The general falling off of busi ness during ths past few years has been hard on business men as well as on farmers. It is true, farmers are making little or nothing, and it is equally true of the man in business. Business buidlings as well as farm property have depreciated in value. The thing to do is to economize and try and bridge over. We almost always have a good crcp following a wet win ter, and it is to be hoped this year will prove no exception to the rule. Already money is getting easier in the east, and if the legislature will repeal the "fool" law passed four years ago, by the Populists, with the aid of the Republicans, with reference to the foreclosure of mortgages, farmers will be enabled to renew their mortgages at a lower rate of interest, and many of them will pull through and save their farms. A legislature can make the collection of debts difficult, but can not compel a man to loan his money. If farmers did not already have their farms mortgaged, it would make no difference, as no new loansare being made, but many of our best far mers have mortgages and at present democratic prices are unable to pay tliem off and must renew the mortgage or lose the farm. Any law making the recovery of money at law more difficult, hurts the borrower and increases his rate of interest. (2 nother Shot at Leedy. Railroad commissioner J. G. Lowe a democrat, who supported the fusion ticket during the late campaign wrote an open letter of Gov. Leedy under date of February 11th, and amongst other things has the following to say to the fellow who quit farming, and, in fact everything else,. except poli tics because "he couldn't make a living at it," as regards the appointment Wm, Rogers as Regent of the State University: "In your message you spoke earnest ly, yes, almost affectionately, of our great and growing public educational Institutions. You succeeded in im pressing the people of the state that, come what would, those great institu tions would have a friend to protect them daring your incumbency. These institutions are the pride of every Kan san. Money is almost lavishly appro priated for their support and upbuild ing and they are made the basis of all prophecy as to our future greatnesss. Kansas recognized that the true meas ure of greanesss comes from properly educated and directed intellects and hence with what . jealous care they guard those places of learning where their children are to receive those in structions fitting them for the respon sibilities of an active and useful life. They look to you as the guardian of the character and morals of thess schools of learning. They have a right to ex pect of you, yes to demand, to require, to exact of you faithful, honest, impar tial nonpartisan guardianship, and were you but the smallest fraction of the man your position would Indicate, their expectations would not be In vain. Your recent action in appoint ing Wm. Rogers as regent of the state university however stamped all your utterances with the Ineffaceable brand of insincerity and falsehood. In such action you threw off the hypocrtsical mask of honesty you have been wear ing and show yourself to be the verit able wolf of dishonesty, wholly un mindful of the welfare of this great in stitution of learning. In this appoint ment you have done violence to your oath, you have outraged decency, for feited all claims to honesty and fair ness, insulted the intelligence of the X2ople, and assasiuated the greatest educational interest of the state. You have placed at the head of a great edu catlonal institution a man who, les than two years ago was publicly dls charged from the same place by a le gaily constituted tribunal because of his drunkenness and immorality, im peached because of his evil and vicious example. You have given this man place and power whom you know to be ignorant, iutcmpcrate and irreligious obscene, vulgarand immoral; profane uneducated, and intolerant. You have with autocratic power, and an archistic disregard for the forms of law which, with uplifted hand you swore to protect, set them at defiance, tram pled upon the verdict and Judgment of a regularly constituted court.taught the doctrine of disregard for law and the judgment of courts and rendered yourself the subject of contempt from the people whose soverign ruler you have proven yourself unworthy to be There Is no honest excuse for your con duct. You did it knowingly, willfully and purposley. You have by this act merited the condemnation your con duct will receive. Within and among the files of your office is the abundant record of this man's unfitness. You knew it from the records when you made the appointment; vou.knew it from the numerous protests you re ccived from reputable Populists from his own county; you knew it as a part of the history of the state, and yet, with total disregard for the welfare of the state and her institutions, you de fled public opinion, ignored the inter ests of an outraged but deceived and intelligent constituency, overrode the law, trampled upon morals and conv mon decency and Invited criticism if not aroused suspicion as to the motive which prompted you to so far forget your manhood and your position. Y'ou have exhibited such an aversion for decency as to forfeit all respect for mothers who have sons to educate, all fathers who have a vote to cast and all citizens who have a pride in our Instl tutions, and convince the most con firmed skeptic that there is something in the doctrine of total depavity when applied to an accidental Governor of Kansas. You will hear from the pecv pie of Washington, whose feelings you have outragwl and whose respect you nave forreitea later. With great respect for a wronged people ana with many regrets ror our assasinated educational Institutions, I am yours, Joseph u. Lowe. ynrouble in the House. I Wednesday, the populist majority in the lower house of the legislature undertook to apppoint a committee with power to revise the calender so as to put all the pet "reform" bills at the top in such a manner as to prevent any action on bills introduced by republi cans. As it takes a two thirds vote to change the house rules, and as the pops had not the necessary votes to do this, the republicans proceeded to check them in their nefarious scheme by demanding a roll call. For awhile trouble seemed imminent, but Senator Harris and others of the more sen sible pop members of the legislature appeared on the scene and succeeded in convincing Representative Wellup who was in the chair that the republi cans were right in their demands and the reformers releculantly gave In. o Resubmission. None of the political parties dared monkey with the prohibition question In their platforms last fall. The ques tion of resubmitting the matter to the people at the general election in 1898, came up one day this week, and the vote showed 62 for and 61 against; as it requires a two-thirds vote of both houses to resubmit the question this would indicate that the only way to get this law off the statutes at present, is by calling a constitutional conven tion, and the indications are this will not be done by the present legislature. Two More Weeks. We now have but two more weeks of Grover and his free-trade-tariff-for-revenue administration After a four years' trial of issuing bonds to pay the deficiencies caused by a reduction of the tariff and other mismanagements by the democrats, a change in favor of a party which believes in making duties on imported goods sufficiently high to pay their fair share of the run ning expenses of the government will be welcomed by a large per cent of true Americans. "Economy and reform"are the watch words at Topeka now, and the way the legislature exemplified them the other day was to cut the wages of the teamster at one of the charitable insti tutions from $25 a month to $20. It is only fair to say that this great saving to the tax payers was accomplished solely by the Populists, as every Re publican voted to rob the people by paying the man the full $25. Iola Register. 1 When any item of interest occurs Id your neighborhood, come in and tell us about it or if you cannot come, write. We print the news, but must depend somewhat on our friends to help us hustle around and fiind it. Some people tell you that they buy Pianos for cash and are better able to sell you a piano than anybody under the sun: Well I steal mine, and if you are looking for bargains call and see me. None but first class goods sold. ' ' 1-22 tf F. M.DAWDY. PROFESSIONAL. JJUGH P. FAR BELLY, LAWYER, lbt door wont of P. 0. up-HtairH, Chunute, Kuan. 0. A. COX, LAWYER, Gelst Block, Chanute, Kansas. g C. BROWN, , LAWYER, let door west of P. 0. np-stuirs, Clianuto, Kans. HN J. JONES, LAWYER, Rear let National Bank, Clinnuto, Kuns. R. E. B. PARK, AutUorizod Ponsion Claim Agent, D Has beon very successful procuring pensions. Lindsay block, Chanute, Kansas. JlJATER ART STUDIO. Negatives made by Qrngg will remain at The Mater Art Studio. P. HURT, MORTGAGE LOANS & INSURANCE. Money loaned on lon or short time. LeRal pap ers carefully drawn. Lowest ratos on farm loaiiH. Orieuttil block, Chanute, Kansas. J. J. MOFFITT, DENTIST, Ollico over Se well's drug storo DR. JOHANNES RUDBECK, SWEDISH PHYSICIAN, Calls night and day promptly attended. Oflice over Boschert A Williams' drug storo. J H. LIGHT, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Office over Sowcll's drug store. G E0. H. BROWN, M. D. U. S. Examining Surgeon, Neosho Co. Health Officer, M. K. & T. R. R. Surgeon. if 250 Men's & Bovs' Suits at 1-2 their former price. These are splendid values, but want to close them out, not hav ing a full line of sizes. 650 yds. of 36 inch all wool dress goods, former price 40 and 45c per yard, going at, 2 5 Cm See the best line of Shoes in the city, AT HEADQUARTERS, XX. J. UoxxoTorctlsLo, the milk man, delivers milk at your door twice a day morn ing arid evening. ppesh - (Pill(! Can also fill orders for butter milk. Give me a trial. XX. J. I3oxxo"fcr,ls.o. Daily Meat Market, Bridges & Sauer, Props. ppesh and Salt (Peats Fish, Oysters, and other dela cies in their season. Daily Meat Market. Keep on Coughing BUT IF YOU WANT TO, IF YOU WANT TO THE TIMES for Job Printing. Fead Whafc-We do and you will know where to go when you want anything n our line. We do all kinds of carriage trimming. We remodel old buggy tops and make them like new. We do all kinds of sign writing. We do all kinds of painting, paper hanging, graining and finishing. We do all kinds of wagon and carriage wood work. We do all kinds of Carpenter work. We re pair and reflnish all kinds of stucco frames, statues and bricabrac work. All work in every department warranted to be the very best of its class. Our prices are below all competition. None but first-class, careful artisans em ployed in every department of our business. Give us a chance to bid on your work. West side E. E. Track. Ecoijoijii) Paii)t Shop. CHt.tr "Rn.lrA-ru" RftRtfliivflTif. ana onon; uraer xiouse. HVEectls ctt all 13. ours. Fresh Bread, Cakes and Pies Always on Hand. Party and wedding cakes baked and trimmed to order. We solicit a share os your patronage. , W. H. HOLTON, Manager. First door west of Boschert & Williams' drug store. Bio omheart,Wright & Goy- are receiving their new spring stock, consisting of Shoes, Men's Furnishings, Groceries, Queensware and provisions. We always pay the highest market price for PRODUCE and our goods were all bought to sell at prices consistent with the times. Call and see what we have and what we are doing . an.d be convinced that we can sell you goods as cheap as the cheapest. Qloogiheapt, CDpight (Jo. Try THE TIMES for your Job Printing-. cure your cough, quickly and safely, you must use White Pine Expectorant. Syc Finus Alba. It never fails to relieve that tickling sensation of the throat. We manufacture it ourselves, have sold hundreds of bottles and not a single complaint. A good recommendation people using it once use it again. EXCLUSIVELY AT Sewell's Pharmacy. Removal Sale! I have moved my millinery store to Mrs. S. A. Lyen's old stand, up-stairs, and am offering unheard-of bargains in all winter millinery. I will have the latest styles and the largest stock of Spring goods ever shown in the city. Mrs. J. Tydeman. s Wall paper, Paints, Oils, Mouldings. Corner 4th and Main streets, Chanute, Kansas. R, R. Men, Business Men, Farmers and everybody comes to our place for a first-class meal, lunch, fruits, oysters, cigars or tobaccos. Mitchell's Restaurant, "Smokine" The ideal liquid preparation for smoking meat-you can get it in any quantity-cheapest you ever bought. HALF PINTS 15c; PINTS 25c. The jfapdesto Dpug (Jo. Usher Bros., the Marble Men, can put you up the best of Marble or Granite at at reasonable prices. See them before placing your order. East 4th street. The 6ast 6nd Gpopo We carry nothing but first class groceries and queensware. We handle only Choice FLOUR including BIG FOUR and GOLDEN ROD, Also Graham and New York Buckwheat Flour. We are now selling lWIVesIty coffee, the best Mocha and Java on the market, 2 pound cans for 70 cents. VOLK & MILLER, Proprietors.