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THE CIIANUTE TIMES.
C. S. NATION, Editor and Prop. FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1897. Tnvestlaatlner Attain. The popocrats re-convened at To- ueka Tuesday and undertook to con tlnue their investigations, but unex pectedly run up against a snag in tiie person of Clark Davis, representative from "Wilson county. Among other thlncs. we ouote the following of Mr, Davis' testimony, from the Kansas Ol tv Journal: 'Asked bv the attorney general concerning the testimony given by witnesses on the stand, linking mi name with some boodle deals, the wit ness said: 'In rctrard to the evidence of Speak er Pro Tem Weilep, of Cherokee, that I had told him that I had been offered money by Balie Wagner to vote against the Brown railroad bill, I will say that Mr. Weilep was mistaken, never told him any such a thing. was at Wagner's room, and, when I left it, met Weilep in the corridor of the hotel, and we talked for a long time over matters then pending in the legislature. We were botn or tue opin ion that we could get some money for our votes on the railroad bill, but I did not say that an oiler had been made me. nor was any." "Were you offered any money for your vote on any bill?' 'No sir.' 'Did you tell Dr. Marks or Speaker Street'that money wasouered you:" 'I did not.' Marks and Street testified that Davis had made such a statement to them. 'Do you know of any member who was offered money for his vote or influence in other directions?' 'I know absolutely of my own know ledge that certain members were of fered money and some got it.' 'Go ahead and tell what you know.' 'One member told me he was offered $1000 for his vcte. Another told me he had received money for his vote.' 'Who were they?' 'I decline to give their names. I know them.but to tell will do no good. My name has been mixed up in this investigation to my injury, but, not withstanding this, I will not cast any reflections on a single member of the legislature by mentioning names. I do not refuse to testify because I will incriminate myself, but because it will do no good to anybody to throw a lot of insinuations and charges out against members.' 'Are you aware that we can compel you to testify?' asked the attorney general. 'No I am not, and I don't think you can. If you can, why have you let everybody else off who refused to give names? It is not fair to me to.ask me to give information that you have not compelled others to give out. Furthermore, I will not do it.' Chairman Outcault 'Mr. Davis, this committee has the power to com pel witnesses to testify. We did not know it when we started out. I would advise you to tell what you know and avoid trouble.' 'I am not looking for trouble, but I refuse to give the names you want. Ily the way, Mr. Chairman, what are the objects of this investigation?' 'To ferret out corruption in the last legislature,' replied Outcault. 'Well, it looks to mc as though this thing was a huge farce,' broke in Da vis. 'You seem to be furnishing the newspapers with much gossip to the injury of our party. I have driven over my count y since last you met and consulted with niyconstituents. They claim you are hurting the populist party all over the state, are injuring the fair name of Kansas, and accom plishing no good whatever. Now you had better find out what your powers are. If you can't compel a witness to testify, the sooner .you find it out the better, and pull this farce off. If you have the power, then go ahead and probe to the bottom. Establish your authority first and then treatall alike. 1 know that this thing is injuring our party in my county and that is no ex ception to the rule as to the other counties.' " It was decided to make a test case out of Mr. Davis' refusal to answer questions. Consequently,, he was committed to jail for contempt, in or der that he might begin habeas cor pus proceedings for his liberty, and In in this way get the power of the in vestigating committee defined. Rail Road Time Table. SANTA FE ROUTE. MAIN LINE GoinK North. No 302, Mail and Express, dopart Freight. " Going South. Mail and Express, dopart 11 11 Freight and Acc'n arrives No 202, m, 216, 201, 21s, 12 Wpra 2 IB a m 9 00 am 2 55 p in 2 30am 2 45 p m CHANDTE A BENEDICT EXT-3oing East No No No No No 210, Mall and Express, arrive U a P m 218, Freight and Acc'n " 6 15 p m GOING WEST 209, Passenger, dopart 219, Accommodation GIRARD BRANCH Going Wost, 241, Mail and Express, dopart 8 00 p m 247, Freight OOTNO EAST 242, Mail and Express, arrive 248, Freight " MADISON BRANCH. 3 05 p m 9 00am 8 10 am 12 40 pm 5 30pm 209, Fassongor, dopart 273, Mixed 210, 274, Passongor, arrive Mixed " C. B. No No 3 05 p m ZJIpni 12 20 p m 12 35 pm Young, Agent. M. K. T. R. R. Going North. Po.Msengor 4 47 p m Local Freight 9 50 a m ADIIfO SOUTH Passenger 11 15 a m Local Freight 5 43 p ni U. V. liltOWNKLL, AgOUC, HB. Kelley and Mary Ellen. Some days ago Mary E. Lease in an interview made some statements which II. B. Kelley considered digs at him and he comes back at her with hot shot. Among other things our ex republican friend says: "Inasmuch as she (meaning Mary Ellen) referred to me as corrupt lobby ist, I want to relate just one little story which goes to show what kind of a bird she is. It was in the campaign of '93. She and Weaver were making their Southern egg tour. One day the managers of the Republican state cam paign held a consultation and one said: "Bovs. it'sabouttlme to get Mr? Lease. The campaign has progressed far enough where a few speeches by her will heln us." The others asscn tedj and they commissioned me to go to Wichita and see her husband about it. I went down and talked with him, While there I wired her at Lynchburg Va., and a short time after she re turned. She was to get $1,000 for mak' ing some speeches in Kansas against her own party. She made, I oelieve, three speeches, and the Republican managers then called her off. She did not have the influence they thought she had. "Shortly after she came to me and becan to abuse the Republican mana gers like pickpockets. She said they had airreed to eive her $1,000 but had onlv nut un $750. I told her I thought she was pretty well paid at that. She wanted the balance, however.but they would not pay it to her and I under stand it was never paid. She could not force its payment without giving herself away to her own party.and for that reason the thing never became public. "I simnlv Kive this one instance to show that Mary E. Lease is no spring chicken herself when it comes to mak- nir money out of politics. She has an inordinate desire for the mighty dol lar and she don't care particularly how she gets it." And so the work of the "reformers" goes quietly on. They are giving the corrupt "plutocrats" a rest and telling of their own rascality. They'll soon liave enough to make a mighty big book. Oops Still Wrangling. The popocrat papers claim as a reason why republican members of the legislature were not offered bribes for their votes aud influence, that they were already with the corporations. This is all nonsense. If any one ap proached a legislator and offered him money for his vote and influence, it was after lie hud investigated and found that said legislator would not feel especially humiliated at being consulted on the matter. Money may or may not have been offered or accep ted, but one thing is certain, agents of corporations do not go about offer ing to buy legislators, open and above board in the same way that a shipper doss hogs and sheep. Before a fellow is offered a sum of money to do a dis honorable act, the purchaser ascer tains that the fellow is on the mar ket, and it is only a question of terms. I eedys Reform. " Governor Lcedy is in favor of a kind of graduation of punishments to fit crimes of different magnitudes, for instance if a burglar breaks into the house of an editor and steals his Water bury watchjic will be given about l." minutes on the rock pile, while .the one who slyly gets into the domicile of a Vopoerat legislator and gets $1000 in greenbacks will be sent to the pen itentiary for ninety-nine years. Great is the present governor of Kansas. Personal interviews do not go with Tresident McKinley. Office seekers who spend their time hunting an in terview.oftcn read in next day's paper that their opponents have received the coveted plum. Grover Cleveland is still in politics, but doi.'t seem to have any party at his back, or if such a party exists it is so far back that it is liable never to catch up. Stark. Tuesday April 27. Nellie Tarsons of Parsons, was visiting friends here List week. Dr. McAllister visited In Kansas City the first of the week. Dr. Rannells of Savonburg was in town the first of the week. Mr. Hammonds of Fort Scott was in town the latter part of last week. Etta Weddle returned home from California where she has been visiting friends for the past two years. Dr. Cecil's mother and sister from Illinois are here on a visit;Mrs. Cecil's mother and sister from Nebraska are also here visiting. Usher Bros., the marble men can and will sell you monuments cheaper than any traveling agent, and you can see the work at their shop. No guess work about it. 3-5 tf. PROFESSIONAL. JJUGH P. FARRELLY, LAWYER, 1st door west of P. O. up-stairs, Chanuto, Kans. 0. s. A. COX, LAWYER, Geist Block, Chanuto, Kansas, C. BROWN, LAWYER, 1st door west of P. O. up-stairs, Chanuto, Kans, JOHN J. JONES, LAWYER, Roar 1st National Bank, Chanuto, Kans, TiR. E. B. PARK. Authorized Pension Claim Agent, Has boon very successful procuring pensions. Lindsay block, Chanuto, Kansas. JATER ART STUDIO. Nogatives mado by Gregg will ramain at Tho Mator Art Studio. PHURT, MORTGAGE LOANS & INSURANCE. Money loaned on long or short timo. Legal pnp ers carofuUy drawn, Lowost ratos on farm loans. Orientul block, Chanuto, Kansas. J A. STEVENS, Justice of tho Peace, Notary Public, Convoyancer and Tax Payor, Deeds and mortpages drawn. Houses rented, Oilice in I. O. F. Block up stairs, Clinuu to,Kan, J. J. MOFFITT, DENTIST. Office over Sowell's drug store DR. JOHANNES RUDBECK, SWEDISH PHYSICIAN, Calls night and day promptly attended. Olllco over Boschert tt Williams' drug storo. J H. LIGHT, PHYSICIAN t SURGEON, Office over SeweU's drug storo. Q.EO. H. BROWN, M. D. U. S. Examining Surgeon, Neosho Co. Health Officer, M. K. k T. R. R. Surgeon. the milk man, delivers milk at your door twice a day morn ing and evening. ppesh - pity Can also fill orders for butter milk. Give me a trial. II. j. Bonotoralto. Twenty-One Years Ago ST on the 26th day of this month, we opened ::i this city, at that time only having about 600 inhabitants. Today, we have 4003, and as the city grew, our trade has increased with it. And today, we do as we did from the start the larg est business in the city. . . And Why? Because in all this time we have made your wants our study, and have facil ities for buying no other merchant in this city has. Therefore we can supply your wants as no one else can. We are receiving new goods daily, and when you buy of us, you are sure to get best goods, latest styles and at the lowest possible prices. We are still the same Old Headquarters. Hysinger fe Rosenthal. Daily Meat Market, Bridges & Sauer, Props Fflh,. Cheats ana Salt ; Fish, Oysters, and other dela cies in their season. Daily Meat Market. THE TIMES for Job Printing. We carry Topcka Bonita and Silver ISell- r LOU HI K. C. Cash Store. le lanesville Disk Cultivator! the best on earth, is handled only by me. I carry a complete line of all kinds of farm implements, shelf and heavy hardware. Wu 13. IBIEI L. ' I, S. RILBERAND, Tailor, will make your clothes and guarantee a fit; al so the workmanship. I Quote You the Following Prices. All wool suits $1 5. Extra fine suits $22 to $25. Pants all wool, from $3,50. to $7.50. Bloomheart,Wright & Cov are receiving their new spring stock, consisting of Shoes, Men's Furnishings, Groceries, Queensware and provisions. We always pay the Highest Market Price for PRODUCE and our goods were all bought to sell at prices consistent with the times. Call and see what we have and what we are doing, and be convinced that we can sell you goods as cheap as the cheapest. QlooQnheQPt, (Dpight 8$ o. Try THE TIMES for your Job Printing. 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 BUT IF YOU WANT TO, IF YOU WANT TO cure your cough, quickly and safely, you must use White Pine Expectorant. Syc Pinus A Ilia. 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 SeweU's Pharmacy- For Three Dollars, Cheap at four dollars. Calf shoes at $2.50, Cheap at $3.50. Come in and look over my new stock of goods, and you will be pleased. ' 3 S9 Phillip Johnson, Ppoppietop. o lx HE3. "mrXXjIDIESE Wallpaper, Paints, Oils, Mouldings. Corner 4th and Main streets, Chanute, Kansas. Just Received: ? A crate of queensware. The finest line in the city. Fresh Groceries L Received Daily. Big 4, Golden Rod and C Minnesota Diamond Flour. J Volk & Miller. ft