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THF CIIAITE TIMES
C. 8. NATION, Editor and Prop. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1897. CCoIdler President. Once more a man who wore the blue and helped defend the stars and stripes is at the head of our govern ment, and soldiers of all political part ies feel much more secure in their justly earned pensions. t Before Major McKinley turns the reins of govern' ment over to his successor, thousands of the old boys will have answered the last roll call. Let us all hope that no deserving soldier will ever point with derision and acorn at the record our possibly last soldier president wil make, oeform. l "Reform" was the slogan of the pops before election, but as time wears on it is plain to be seen that the present legislature has lost sight of the ante- election promises. All kinds of bills have been introduced for buncombe There are only about 15 or 20 of the true "reformres" in the house, and they are succeeding in killing lots of time and charging their colleagues, whoaremorecon8ervative,withhavlng been "seen" and showering various epithets on them, but notwithstanding their bluff and noise, the better ele ment of the pops are, on some of the important measures, voting with the republicans, and it looks as if the repudlater-get-something-for-nothlng- fellow will be left.' When these con servative fellows get home, It will keep them busy telling their constituents how it did'nt happen. f Ilelcome Spring. A number of good men are out of employment, who with the advent of spring 6hould find something to do If you cannot get the kind of a job you most desire, take something else There are too many people who want to live in town, and not enough far mers in this western country. It Is true that farmers are not getting very rich, and it is equally true of business men. Most of the latter are glad if they can pull through and not lose any money. There is plenty of vacant land In Neo sho county, on which a living can be made. No occupation offers such facili ties for making an independent living as farming. We think one of the things that is keeping times hard is the tendency of the western people to crowd Into the towns and depend on the public works, rather than to make an effort to get on a farm and be more independent. Ket Them Fight. Our "reform"' brethren in the legislature are having more fun than anybody. The greater number of the pops seem to favor conservative ac tion, yet there are enough of the blood and thunder fellows there who want to be consistent and give their consti tuents some of the promised legislation such as maximum freight rates, two cent railroad fares, reduction of salar ies, lower rate of interest &c. Our pop member from Neosho county, Mr. Jones has in most cases shown himself in the legislature to be the same con servative man he has always been in his own business affairs, even going so far as to vote with the republicans when it came to substituting Harris' rate bill for the Brown "maximum" freight rate bill. In pursuing this cause, Mr. Jones is showing his good 6ense, but is not pleasing the repudia tion elements of his party. rileilep Roasts His Colleagues. During the discussion of the Harris railroad rate bill Monday by the lower house of the legislature, Representative Weilep, populist mem ber from Cherokee county, said many mean things about his colleagues, and among them we quote the following: "It has been my observation," he de clared, "that since the days of Tome roy. the most corrupt lobby that has invaded the state of Kansas, is doing so at this time. They have sent out their bunco steerers and taken memb ers up against the brace game; they even desecrated the Sabbath day yest erday. I know it. "The great plea they make is that if the amendment is adopted it will destroy the party. You on this side know that the other party is always on the side of the railroads. "I could name a number of memb ers," he reiterated, "who were led up against the brace game yesterday " "Name them," cried out half a doz en members on the republican side. "No sir," continued Mr. Weilep, "I will not name them until I have to. I know they went up there, but I don't know that they accepted what was of fered them." Let our pop brethren fight and tell all they know about each other. "It's mighty interestin' readin'. Hard Times. No one now alive will likely soon forpet the sudden fail in pricrs of all agricultural products and the general business dt prcsf-ioii following the pres idential election of ISOi Times have ben dull every since, until it seems we have reached bed rock, and about the only consolation for the last year or two tas been that "they can't get any worse." Wm. McKinley Is now president of the United States, and never did a president have such an op portunity to win "the plaudits of great people. Mr. Cleveland has many good Qualities, but be has succeeded in managing the affairs of this govern ment in such a way as to lose the con fldence of his former supporters. His tarlff-for-revenue theories have been the cause of a number of bond issues to meet the running expenses of the government, and Mr. McKinley takes the reins of the government with a bankrupt treasury and with a million more than half the voters of the U. S. believing in his ability to pull us out of the troubles that his predecessor has heaped upon us. We must not expect things to look up until congress has met and readjusted affairs. Many things besides the tariff or the money question have conspired to cause the general depression; but It, after a fair trial at running the affairs of the country, confidence is restored and capital is once more turned loose and Invested in western real estate and western securities, the American peo ple, regardless of party, will say amen If, on the other hand, no relief is had, the people will have a great big kick coming. fYr. Ingalls on Bryan. Vi The Inventory which ex-Senator Ingalls of Kansas makes of William J, Bryan in an interview published in the Star yesterday is in the Atchison statesman's very best vein. He has not said or written as g)od a thing for many months. His estimate of the famous champion of free silver shows careful and philosophical measure ment. The dramatlc causes leading up to the popularity of the hero of the Democratic National Convention at Chicago are defined ia an exceedingly clever manner. The description of how Bryan steadily fell below the measure of eager expectation estab lished by his picturesque oration at Chicago is wonnerfully vivid. It is so true to the history of the case as to be pathetic. Mr. Ingalls says in his in terview : Bryan is what Mrs. Partington called very "fluid speaker." Facility of speech is a fatal gift. The man who, without much meditation, study and forethought, can depend upon an un- nterrupted flow of language before an audience on any subject with which he s but imperfectly, acquainted, is ex posed to a well nigh irresistible temp tation to mental indolence. The dis position to rely1 on the inspiration of the moment grows with indulgence and at last becomes the habit of the mind. That ia a mistake which was not made by Mr. Ingalls in the publication of his opinion on Bryan. Nothing that he has ever uttered has given proof of more careful preparation, and the ad miration which it has excited more than justifies the labor which he ex pended upon an effort which will take rank as one of his greatest achieve ments. K. C. Star. 5enatora Offered Bribes. II G. Jumber and A. J. Titus, both pops and members of the state senate, got right up in meeting Tues day, and each said he had been offered $1000, provided he would support the Hanna stock yard bill, each giving the name of the party offering such in ducements. Al Tutcher of Ottawa,an- other populist and one of the men whom Senator Jumper alleges "seen" him as to the stock yard bill, was ar rested and brought before the senate where he was reprimended and divested of any right to re-enter the senate chamber. R. S. Boyd, another pop, is the party that Senator Titus claims tried to bribe him. Mr. Titus gives the names of a number of his colleagues, whom said Boyd claimed had already been fixed, and so the "ar duous" work of the reformers contin ues. All kinds of dissentions have arisen among the pop brethern, and they are kept busy denying charges of boodle and corruption made by each other, and the republicans sit by and look on in fact there is little else for them to do, owing to the overwhelming majority of the pops in both house and senate. It's too bad that our pop friends cannot dwell together in peace and leads one to suggest "The path of the true reformer is strewn with ex piations and denials of having accep ted bribes. Ceed of Trust Bill. " Thousands of farmers have peti tioned the legislature to pass the deed of trust bill to take the place of our present mortgage law. Under the deed of trust law a man could foreclose his own mortgage and do it for less than $25 all told, besides It could be done in six months instead of two' years. Money loaners could afford to loan money at lower rates under the deed of trust law, because it would be less com- Elex and expensive to get the money ack if default was made. The only way to lower interest is to make the recovery of money by suit less expen sive. rrjhey Work for.Glory. 1 The .")0 days for which members of the legislature may draw ray have expired. The members are now work ing fur nothing and it is but doing them justice to say they are just about earning it; "Verily the servant is worthy of his hire." This legislature has not and will not pass any Impor tant bills. "We tojd you so." PROFESSIONAL. , , y JJUQH P. FAEBELLT, LAWYER,' 1st door went of P, O. up-etuiru, Ckunute, Kans. 0 A. COX, LAWYER, Geist Block, Chanute, Kansai. g C. BROWN, LAWYER, v. 1st door west of P. O. up-itaira', Chanute, Kan. JOHN J. JONES, LAWYER, - Rear ltst National Bank, Chanute, Kans. TkR. E. B. PARK, Authorized Pension Claim Age.it, Has been Tery successful procuring pensions. Lindsay block, Chanute, Kansas, JjJATER ART STUDIO. Negatives made by Gregg will remain at The Mater Art Studio. PHURT, MORTGAGE LOANS A INSURANCE. Money loaned on Ions or short time. Leo-al dud. ers carefully drawn. Lowest rataa on farm loans. urionuu diock, unauiite, nansas. J. J. MOFFITT, DENTIST. Office over Sewell's drug store DR. JOHANNES BUDBECK, SWEDISH PHYSICIAN. Calls night and day promptly attended. Office over Boschert A Williams' drug store. J H. LIGHT, V; PHYSICIAN A 8UBGEON, , Offio orr SeweU'a drug store. QEO. H. BROWN, M. D. U. S. Examining Surgeon, Neosho Co. Hoalth Officer, . M. K. & T. R. R. Surgeon. II. T. Bonotoralto, the milk man, delivers milk at your door twice a day morn ing and evening. ppesh . (Pilty Can also fill orders for butter milk. Give me a trial. . J". 33ono"brals.e. 250Men's& Boys' 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 25c. See the best line of Shoes in the city, AT HEADQUARTERS, Mijsiijger & Rosenthal. Daily Meat Market, Bridges & Sauer, Props. Fish, Oysters, and other dela cies in their season. Daily Meat Market. THE TIMES for Job Printing. This space belongs to Mrs. J. Tydeman. She will tell you all about her SPRING GOODS next week. CAtv "RfllrATV. "RfiRt.anrant. Jl Oil 1 -. 1 TT ana onoru uraer nouse. BTotvlss vt tll liours, 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 & 'Williams1 drug store. Xt . 1 Bloornheart, Wright k toy 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 and be convinced that we can sell you goods as cheap as the cheapest. QloofTiheapt, CDpight (Jo. Try THE TIMES for your Job Printing. "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 J4apde5t9 Drag (Jo. Usher Bros., the Marble Men, can put you up the best of Marble or Granite at reasonable prices. See them before placing your order. East 4th street Keep on Coughing IF YOU WANT TO, BUT IF YOU WANT TO cure your cough, quickly and safely, you must use White Pine Expectorant. 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. NO, we are hard at it and haven't much time to write Newspaper Ads, but want to say that in going over the stock,-we sell you cheaper, not because the goods are any poorer, but because we have many nice duplicat es, as lace at lc to 35c a yard, hosiery from 6c to 35c, white duck at 10c a yard, worth 18c, curt ains at 10c, lace curtains at 76c, worth $1.60. Also shoes repaired, fine work at low prices. Yours truly, Johnson & Peterson, Proprietors CDst 6nd fQfIet 5tope. s Wallpaper, Paints, Oils, Mouldings. Corner 4th and Main streets, Chanute, Kansas. The 6ast 6nd Gpo(Jpo ' 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 iWIVersIty coffee, the best Mocha and Java on the market, 2 pound cans for 70 cents. VOLK & MILLER, Proprietors.