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TIIF CHANUTE TIMES.
C. S. NATION, Editor and Prop. FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1897. Kansas Politics. There Is something peculiar about '. Kansas politics and politicians. In ;., the first place, nine-tenths of the pop- ' xilatlou are politicians, more or less mostly more. In the second place, ... ' there are so many offices to be tilled, and the terms of ollicc so short that a large per cent, of the population are officeholders. In the third place, when ) a man once gets a taste for office, he is an exception to the rule If he is ever salislled to become a common, ordin ' ary citizen again. Neither the impor tance of the olllce nor the size of the salary cut much figure. Elect a man nathmnstcr this vcar. and lie must head the ticket for trustee next, and county commissioner the following. j If you start him by electing him to I the legislature, he must run for con- i gross at the next general election, and i v if beaten for that, try governor, and if again beaten, will ask the endorsement of his state for minister to England, or something bigger. It seems that a lit tie olllce is"a dangerous thing." When an average man gets the nomination of his party for an ofllce, if elected, he wants it airain and something better when his time is up; if defeated, he thinks he must be appointed to some thing. He is never grateful for past favors, but must have another boost, and if he don't get it openly, Joins the enemy or sulks in his tent, which is worse. Of course this thirst for office is the corner stone of the populist par ty, but the idea of thinking because ' " you have had one term and been de feated for a re-election or re-appoint-mcut gives you a life-time pull among the fixers, pervades all political par ties. ' eorruption. It should not be a source of sur ; ' prise to any one that bribery has been attempted in the Kansas legislature. Every populist candidate for ollicc tokl the people last fall that legislation is secured by means of money paid to legislators. This declaration in itself caused many men to seek legislative offices, for the sole purpose of of secur ing some of the boodle.. It goes with out saying that some of those who sought found. There was a majority of both houses elected with the avowed intentention of "doing up" the corpo rations. If threatened legislation was enacted, it would practically drive out of the state many of its institutions, and would cripple the others. It was, 1 if the legislators wcrchonest, a fight to the death with them. The majori ties jn both houses were hostile. The corporations must do one of two things; they must either buy some members of the legislation or they must quit business. They could not quit, but they have been given ample ground for believing that they could do the former. A corporation has no soul to lose by way of wickedness, and the decision between death and boodle was soon made.and made in such a way that the legislators who did not go to Topeka for the sole purpose of breath ing the health-giving breezes of the Kaw were greatly pleased. It is appar ent that it will not be necessary for the corporations to die by the acts of the Kansas legislature; not now. Thp reason that they are given a lease of life may be easily guessed, even if one is not a very good guesser. Lawrence .Journal. The Legislature. The chiof labor of the opixisition dement in the legislature this past winter has boon to fin 1 something to (frowl about. They have sig nally failod to realize a single hope in this re spect. The noarest any of the "reformors"camo to n discovery was when Parkinson, of Franklin, eald he "smelt a mare's nost." Fredonia Citi zen 22 years ago. The same old story. The legislature of 1874-5 was overwhelmingly republi can, with Just enough "reformers" to keep up a noise and constant kick. They have done nothing but kick ever since, until finally through the assist ance of crop failures, democratic mis management, and consequent unrest among the people ircnerally, they have become the majority party, and are now In power In all branches of the government of Kansas. The republi cans are now a minlority party, and this gang of kickers who have assumed control,uot being able to find any mis deeds among thcui to kick at have suc ceeded iu iiuding all kinds of buga boos in their own holier-than-thou outfit, and are accusing each ulher of havingreceived bribes, broken pledges, and the charge of traitor is one of their favorite epithets when having a lovo feast. Well, of course tficy will fight. JSTo reasonable person could ex pect a party made up of such a con glomeration of back-number politi cal mis-fits to do different. A party born of discord, reared on repudiation, and now feeding on crop failures and tlit general short-comings of their fel low man, could do no loss. oarty of Promises. The pops, in their campaign last fall, promised radical railroad legisla tion; they are not going to give us any of it. They also pledged thefnselves to cut down the fees and salaries; it is now about even chances they will not lit down any salaries. They said that they would abolish a lot of offices and thereby cut down the enormous expen- ses;they have not cut down or discon tinued a single office, but, on the oth er nana are trying to create a score more. They promised to rip the stuf- fin' out of the Kansas City stock yards and the combine of the commission men; they haven't ripped anything and will not. They promised to cut down the rate of interest and give bankers and money sharks a black eye: the rate has not been cut clown and there have been no eyes blacked. They were going to stop the free pass busi ness; one of the few laws that have been enacted, provides for some more free passes, and none have been abol ished. They are great on promises and pledges, but are very small on ex ecution. They can't blame their fail ure to do these things onto the repub lican members, for there isn't enough republicans in both House and Senate to be classed as scattering. Still the rank and file,the common herd of their party will believe "they did the best they could," and will continue to whoop it up for that kind of "reform." Howard Courant. PROFESSIONAL. JJUGn P. FARRELLY, LAWYER, 1st door wost of P. O. uii-stuirs, Chanuto, Kaus. Q A. COX, LAWYER, Qoint lilock, Chanuto, Kausns. g C.UROWN, ( LAWYER, 1st door wist of P. 0. up-stair), Chanuto, Kans. JOHN' J. JONES, LAWYKR, Ronr Irt National Hank, Chanuto, K:r.i D R. E. H. PARK, . . , . , Authorized 1'onsion Llaim AKent, Has been very successful procuring pensions. . Lindsay block, Chanute, Kansus. HJATER ART STUDIO. Negatives nuulo by GrepK will remain at Tho Mattr Art Studio. P1IURT, MORTGAGE LOANS & INSURANCE. Money loaned on limir or short tune. Legal pa ti ers carefully drawn. Lowest rates on farm loans. Oiii'Utal block, Chanute, Kansas. ITT13' 1 '-..'Jf 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 vrool dress goods, former price 40 and 45c per yard, going at j. J. MOFFITT, DENTIST. Ollice over Sowoll's drug store DR. JOHANNES RTTDDECK. SWEDISH PHYSICIAN, Cidls uiftht and day promptly attended. Ofllce over Hoschert & Williams' drug store. J H. LIGHT", PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Ollico over Sewell's drug store. G ,EO. II. MOWN, 11. D. U. S. Examining Siiriroon, Neosho Co. Health Olllcer, M. K. A T. R. R. Surgeon. See the best line of Shoes in the city, AT HEADQUARTERS, 1 T eedy's u The II; Veto. passed both house and senate by res pective majorities was vetoed by Gov ernor Leedy Tuesday as being too con servative and uncertain. The bill was prepared by State Senator (now U. S. Senator) Harris, and was sup ported by the republicans and the con servative populist, Jones and Farrelly of this county both supporting it. No one need feel disappointed. Governor Leedy quit farming and entered poli tics as he himself said because he could not make a living farming. lie is now making the effort of hisjifc to make a living out of politics and as he repre sents the repudiation elements of, his party, it is nottobewondereedat that ha wants to cater to their wishes. By this veto, Mr. Leedy has made himself solid with the noisy element of his party, the element who talk and work at politics for a living, and cultivate their farms as a kind of a side issue Mr.Leedy by thiscourse'Can be renomi nated for the element In the party which he has catered to, while not in the majority,al ways succeed in getting themselves on county and state dele gations and can capture and control the conventions. This party of broken promises will be snowed in so deep at the next general election that they will not know they were in the race. "The V German Volunteer!" This great military comedy will be presented at Wil liams' opera house, March 18, 19 and 20 under the auspices cf the Encampment Executive Committee, by WD Saphar assisted by lecal talent. Watch for Notice of Cast XI. 3. Bonotoralto, the milk man, delivers milk at your door twice a day morn ing and evening. Fp5h . (J)ili! Can also fill orders for butter milk. Give me a trial. II- 3". 33 on otoxrilsLO. Daily Meat Market, Bridges & Sauer, Props. ppesh one! Salt (Heats Fish. Oysters, and other dela cies in their season. Daily Meat Market. THE TIMES for Job Printing. MY SPRING STOCK OF .... MILLINERY GOODS will be here next week. My trimmer will also be here at that time. MRS. J. TYDEMAN. City Bakery, Restaurant and Short Order House. IVEoals at i,ll 13. ours, Fresh Bread, Cakes and Pies Always on Hand. Tarty and wedding cakes baked and trimmed to order. We 'solicit a share of your patronage. W. H. HOLTON, Manager. First door west of Boschert & Williams' drug store. Bloorahcart.AVright & Co. 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. " Qloopheapt, CUpight (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 Jtodesty Drug (Jo. Usher Bros,, the Marble Men, can put you up the best of Marble or Granite at reasonable prices. See them before placing Keep on Coughing IF YOU WANT TO, BUT . IF YOU WANT TO cure your cough, quickly and safely, you must-use White Pine Expectorant. Syc Finns 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. Gpeat Reduction in Fpiees oooooooolpioooooooo Fine dress goods at 25 cts per yard; worth 40 cents. . Faucy dress goods at 48 cents per yard; worth 75 cents. Ladies' Oxford shoe, $1.00. Ladies' fine Oxford shoe, $1.50. Goods Must be Sold Out. Tin cups, 3 for 5 cents. Milk pans, 2c., 3c., 5c, 7c, 8c, and 10 cents each.. All other goods below former prices. Call and get the benefit of our reduction. Yours Truly, JOHNSON & PETERSON, Prop's. 000XXXH00KX000 THE WEST END RACKET. Wallpaper, Paints, Oils, Mouldings. Corner 4th and Main streets, Chanute, Kansas. The 6ost Grid GpoeeP9 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 litiW EISlTY COFFEE, the best Mocha and Java on the market, 2 pound cans for 70 cents. VOLK & MILLER, Proprietors. your order. . East 4th street