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THE CI1AME TIMES.
C. S. NATION, Editor and Prop. FRIDAY, MAY I4, 1897. Bad Year for Calamity. The calamity howler over In Kansas is just now having a sorry time indeed. As tho husbandman looks out pvcr his fields of growing grain and realizes that the conditions are perfect for a record-breaking crop his ear be comes deaf to the lamentations of the agitator, and a glad, unfettered breadth of smile breaks ever his phy siognomy. There never was a time when the outlook for farming appeared so en couraging as it does now In Kansas. Is'ot only are the conditions favorable for great crops, but the markets have been steadily advancing for the pro ducts the farmer already has on hands. Kansas is today one vast corncrib, Millions on millions of bushels of last year's crop are still unsold. Prom 10 cents a bushel, the price lias advanced to 18 cents,and there is every prospect that it will go higher still. It is im possible to pick up a country paper without reading an account of some farmer who has marketed his wheat at the high price which obtained be fore the Populists discovered that wheat and silver went up and down together. Cattle and hogs, too, are bringing great prices, and all the oth er products show a substancial rise. It is claimed by record makers In the business of farming that the coun try has never known three consecutive great crops. This, of course, applies to the whole country and not to any given area. There were big crops in 1895 and again in 1896, and according to the rule there should be a dearth in 1897. But there are no signs of it in Kansas, beyong the reduction of the wheat acreage, and even with this the government reports accord to Kansas a better wheat condition than any of the Middle or Western states. The state has been soaked from one end to the other with seasonable rains, and the wheat harvest is very likely to range among the record-breaking figures of the most fortunate years. It is too early to prophecy much about corn, beyond the statement that the conditions are absolutely perfect and that the acreage is unusually large. Perhaps the most favorble of all the conditions which exist in Kansas can be found upon the stock ranges. More cattle may be found within the state's borders at this time than ever before in its history. The importation this spring from the Western states and territories has been siihply enormous. The good prices prevailing have in duced these importations, and there will not be the necessity again for such a scramble for feeders as was wit nessed last fall. The Kansas farmer no longer sells his corn. The price of 10 cents a bushel which prevailed all this winter was no measure of the re turns which he secured from his crop, for he fed his corn to stock, and in many instances, more than thribled the market price. While Governor Leedy was before the interstate com merce commission at Galveston and testifying that the Kansas farmer was in the depths of distress because of the low price of corn, the Kansas far mer was quetly laughing in his sleeve as he made his steers carry his corn in to Kansas City and bring a return of 38 or more cents a bushel. So, as we at first remarked, the ca lamity howler does not find the Kan sas situation auspicious for his doleful occupation. When he goes out among the farmers and tells them in the good old Populistic vernacular that they are on the "verge of moral, material and financial ruin," they give him the Clydesdale laugh and, with another hitch in their gallusses, move cheerily off among the corn rows. Kansas City Journal. ommittee of Fifteen. The irate citizens of Topeka, many of whom helped defeat Govern or Morrill because he did not enforce the prohibitory law in Kausns, have been holding mass meetings and re solving against the open saloons that are now running open in Topeka. At a mass meeting Monday night, J. A. Troutman acted as chairman, and at the close appointed a committee of fif teen of which ex-U. S. Senator W. A. Pcffer is chairman, to "assist the offi cers of the law in wiping out the sa loons and joints in Topeka." . Just think of it; saloons and joints, not at Wichita or Fort Scott, but right in Topeka, good, grand, moral old Topeka, and almost in a stone's throw of the state house, and under the very nose of the man who defeat ed Govornor Morrill. Where are Kel ly and Brandt, and where is the pro hibition party, and the rest of the fel lows who could not support Morrill, because he told the truth? It is not in the province of Govern or Leedy, nor was it the business of Governor Morrill to nose around try ing to enforce the prohibitory law any more than any other law on our stat ute books. Governor Morrill well said that the enforcement of a law depen del on the local seiiLirn.-i.r. Each county elects an attorney to sec to the enforcement of all laws alike, and if he sees fit to make war on the joints and joint drug stores he -can make them tired of life, but think of the governor of tho great state of Kansas, undertaking to enforce any law, and especially the prohibitory law, which as Gov. Morrlil said, depends on the local sentiment. It is meet and proper that a com mittee of fifteen men has been ap pointed to assist, not Governor Leedy, but theolllcersof Shawnee county and the city of Topeka in enforcing the hw. Go after them, you have our ap proval. Party Conspiracies. It is a little amusing to hear a pop ulist talk.that is if you arc in position to escape when it ceases to be funny. All of them are philosophers.logicians, financiers, orators, and spellbinders. Until a man can demonstrate his abili ty to talk on any given subject for six hours without feed or water, he Is not ellitrible to membership. It is a mys tery how they ever get to the end of a meeting when once they are wound un and started. For in every one the plutocrats have to be scorched the Great Red Dragon flayed, tho corpora tions demolished and the corruption of the republicans (they have quit talking of the badness of the demo crats) exnosed. Recently they have added a new "piece" to their program. It has always been a fad to talk or con spiracies in a general way, but now they are making the work a specialty. A thing isn't worth mentioning unless it is a "consniracv." The traitors have formed a conspiracy within the party to wreck it. Titus is conspiring to down Lewelling. One wing of the par ty is conspiring to secure Leedy's scalp. A. dozen bad men of the party are con- sDirincr to shut Mr. Lease out. II. B. Kelly is conspiring to spoil the beauty and symmetry of Mrs. Lease's reputa tion for truth, veracity and honesty. Formerly these conspiracies were all gotten up by the republicans. Now every pop is able at any time to point with every finger at a conspiracy within the rauks. A thing that is not worth a conspiracy is not worth mentioning. They have conspiracies to fit eveything from the overthrow of the government to the outing of a state house janitor, me pop party is the party of conspiracies. Lawrence Journal. 0nti-Dockage Law N. G. Most of the persons for whose benefit the Kansas anti-dockage law was massed nrobablv are glad the law has been pronounced unconstitutional. It did not serve the purpose for wuicn it was intended and the live stock shippers of the southwest may con sider themselves fortunate that there were grounds for the court to nullifiy the law. There can hardly be a ques tion as to the soundness of the court's decision. Very likely almost any com petent lawyer would have advised against the passage of the law if it had been submitted to such a one by its authors. It plainly interfered with the rights of individuals to agree upon the terms upon which they should buy and sell their individual property.and, as is always the case in such attemp ted statute regulations of trade meth ods, the law.as long as it was enforced, had onerated to the disadvantage of the persons for whose benefit it was intended. K. C. Star. There has not been a time in many years that there have been so few po litical discussions as in the past few weeks. This speaks well for the peo ple of Kansas. The fellow who gets anything out of politics usually pays dearly for it. The tillers of the soil are awakening to the fact tbat this country is not so bad after all; that there is absolutely nothing in the statement that some particular man or principle must succeed or we go to ruin; that legislation that will help Smith, a republican, cannot hurt Jones, his neighbor; that the fellow who claims that on his election de pends the fate of the great common people is a demagogue and a deceiver, and that the man who works ten or twelve hours per day as he used to can get along all right and does not need the legislature to help him make a living. The time is close at hand when a fellow who depends on ignor ance for his preferment will be out of a job and be compelled to hustle for a living just like the fellows he has been humbugging, have to do. The professional politician is becoming very unpopular. The late legislator 'did at least one good thing, it hushed the mouths of some of the braggarts who sat on dry goods boxes and told of the great things the pops would do when in power. The shipwrecked sailors of the French brig Valient who were driven by hunger to eat a dog, know how the free silver republicans feel who voted the populist ticket last fall. Hutchin son News. What has become of the calamity howler who used to abuse "the old parties" and say one was just as bad as the other? For seed sweet potatoes go to K. C. Cash Store. PROFESSIONAL. JJUGII P. FARRELLY, LAWYER, 1st door west of P. O. up-Htairs, Cliiiiiute, Kww. c. A. COX, LAWYER, GnUt lilock, Clinmito, Kiutsiis. g C. BROWN, LAWYER, 1st door v?et of P. 0. up-stuir.s, Chanuto, Kans. JOHN J. JONES, LAWYER, Renr 1st National limilt, Chmiutu, Kims. DR. E. R. PARK, Autlioriznd Ponsion Cluini AROut, Has bepu very successful procuring ix'ndions. Lindsay block, Chaimte, Kansas, JATER ART STUDIO. NoRativos made by Owrb will remain at Tho MatT Art Studio. PHURT, MORTGAGE LOANS & INSURANCE. Monnv loaned on Ioiir or dhort time. Local pap ers carefully drawn. Lowest rates ou farm loans. urimmu diock, uiHiuuto, nausas. T A. STEVENS, Justice of the Fence, Notary Public, Conveyancor and Tax Payor. I)(vds and morttfwros drawn, nouses rcntod. Olllco in I. O. F. lilock up stairs, Chnuu to, Kan. J. J. MOFFITT, DENTIST. Office over Sewell's drug storo DR. JOHANNES RUDBECK, SWEDISH PHYSICIAN. Calls night and day promptly attended. Office over Boschert & Williams' drug storo. J H. LIGHT, PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON, Office over SewoU's drug store. QEO. H. BROWN, M. D. U, S. Examining Surgeon, Neosho Co. Henlth Officer, M. K. & T. R. R. Surgeon. XX. J". Bonobralto, the milk man, delivers milk at your door twice a day morn ing and evening. ppesh - (pni! Can also fill orders for butter milk. Give me a trial. II. jr. BonolDraLe. 1 1? What we say of Cloth ing is also to be found in our other departments. little Willie, pointiL i to a picture ho just had drav, i on a slate nu'd never have suspected it if he hat n't said so. It's the same way vJth some suit bargains. You'd nevsr suspect what they call a bargain, of being one by either fashion, fabric, fit or finish, while as for the prices why we discount them every day in the week as regularly as we go to eat and without mak ing the least bit of noise about it. Have you seen the B. K. & Co. Suits they're the ones we build trade on. o one can sell you Dry Goods, Shoes or furnishing goods as we do. We are IIYSIN GER & I ROSENTHAL Daily Meat Market, Bridges & Sauer, Props FflhH (Peats and Salt Fish, Oysters, and other dela cies in their season. Daily Meat Market. THE TIMES for Job Printing. We carry Topeka Bonita and Silver Bell- FLOU K. C. Cash Store. le Janesville 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. H. B. BELL. L. S. RILBERA1, Tailor, will make your clothes and guarantee a fit; al so the workmanship. I Quote You the Following Prices. All wool suits $15. Extra fine suits $22 to $25. Pants all wool, from $3.50. to $7.50. I Bloonibeart,Wriglit & Co vX 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 y& cheap as the cheapest. S Qloocpheapt, CUpight (Jo. 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 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. 00000000000KK0000000X000XH00000000 lew Shoes! 00)0000000000K00XH(0 ooooooo Skslj LF you heed a nice shoe, I will close out 67 pair, size 2 1-2, 3, 3 1-2, 4 and 4 1-2 at Less Thai) Cos to make room for a new line. Come in and get you a pair at these great bargains, from 75 cents to $1.25. Also Bargains in Other Lines. Voups Tpul9, Phillip Johnson. Prof. Dean's King Cactus Oil. The Great Barb Wire Remedy And Healer of All External Diseases whether in Animal or Man. Stands WiMiolifc A Peer as a healer of sores and sprains. For Sale By Just Received: Aerate of queensware. The finest line in the city. Fresh Groceries Received Daily. Big 4, Golden Rod and Minnesota Diamond Flour. Volk & Miller.