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THE CIIANUTE TIMES.
C. S. NATION, Editor and Prop. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER lo, 1897. Republcan County Ticket. For County Treasurer D. L. HOUSTON For County Clerk B. V. GARVIN For Sheriff C. F. PRANGE. For Register of Deads J. N. CUTLER For County Coroner R. C. CRANDON For County Surveyor W. C. WILLIAMS For Commissioner, 2nd District T. H. LIMBOCKER. The calam popers are kept busy try ing to explain the cause of prosperity, while the farmer is busy marketing 85 cent wheat and flax and $15 spring calves, The Ohio Democratic papers charge that Hanna bought up the Populist delegates to the state convention at $20 a head. Just about what a good Kansa9 calf is worth. Hutchinson News. Lew Ilanback, one of the leading political speakers in Kansas, died at his home in Kansas City, Kansas Mon day. Mr. Ilanback served one term in Congress and had been for years one of the leaders of the republican party in this state. Col. S. G. isett, donned his military siiit yesterday and piloted the excur sionites to Iola, where he introduced a few of the elect to the Boy Orator of the Platte. Mr. Isett is dead in it under the Leedy administration and Senator Farrclly gets a backseat. It is estimated that Bryan is mak ins $100,000 per annum telling the re formers that these prosperous times are only temporary Of course that makes no difference, they have been used to calamity wails and must have them even if they came at plutocratic prices. Ed II. Madison, of Dodge City, one of the brightest young republicans of Kansas, wants to be the next republi can candidate for governor. Ed is an all right boy, but had better com mence a little lower on the ladder and work his way up, as most of the repub lican governors of Kansas have done. Did you ever notice that a man us ually talks most about what he has the least of and knows the least about? The loafer wants to talk fi nance, the libertine brags of his vir tue, and the dry goods box politician, whose wife takes in washing to sup port her worthless husband and a half dozen children, wants to talk politics, percapiter and how to run the gov ernment. As the excursionists were returning lrom Iola yesterday, some of them showed that either Bryan's speech or the Iola mineral water had put them in a bad mood, and the question as to whom the credit of the excursion be longed could not be settled amicably, when finally a couple of the reform brethren put on the gloves and pro ceeded to settle the matter a la Suili vani. Now that agriculturalproducts are in demand at living prices, farms are in demand and real estate is bound to increase in value. Already our real estate men have begun to receive let ters from men in the east who want to own real estate in Kansas, especially southeastern Kansas. While farming has not been profitable for a few years this is no indication that farming does not pay. The farmer is the most Independent person living; he 6ells where he can do the best and buys where he pleases, and has no one to please but himself. The farmer is certainly the true plutocrat. Governor Leedy, who left his farm farm in Coffey county because he could not make a living farming, and entered politics, where hehas had bet ter luck, was back in Ohio the latter part of August, visiting in the vicin ity of his old home; the people of this vicinity were mostly Dunkards, a plain honorable set of people, who work hard and are ; always thrifty. To these honest old fanners who were boys together, the governor made a speech on farming. We are sorry we have not a copy of the speech, as, while this paper makes no claim to being a humorous sheet, we would like to publish it in full.' The Kansas wheat crop is wortli forty millions of dollars. This is double the value of all the agricultur al products; of Colorado, a It is five times the value of all the gold taken out of the Klondike region since gold was discovered there. It is twenty five dollars for every man, woman and child in Kansas. It is 125 for the head of every Kansas household. It is en nigh to pay off 50,000 average 'farm mortgages of the state. It is enough to make erf ry farmer in Kan sas understand that a wail of calam ity is an absurdity -and a howl of des pair, an insult to the state and a dis grace to the man that howls It is enough to rescue Kansas from the hands of dishonest, incompetent, vln dlctive officials who were placed in nower in the name of reform. It is - - - - - enough to make Kansas happy, pros erous and safely republican. Law rence Journal. If the dry weather ' keeps up m uch lonecr and the farmers continue to have to haul water, the calams will be able to force a smile once more Thev have seemed sad indeed since the price of agricultural products have gone up to a living basis and busted the silver and wheat traveling side byo side arguement. But in the dry weather the fellow with a sour stomach finds a ray of hope. Ihe calamityite is never so happy as when he sees his fellowman in trouble. The Kansas City Star has alleged that we could not have prosperity in ihe full sense of the word under the Dingly tariff act, but the following clipping from that sheet will convince you that it has changed its tune: 'The truth seems to be that every' one has underestimated the fcrces that are at work in the business world at the present time, and that the im provement in the near future will be far in excess of any records that have yet been made. There is no longer any fear that the present activity is merely a spurt resulting from tempor ary causes and likely to be followed by a lapse into comparative dullness. Nearly everybody has full confidence that the boom in business has just commenced, that the climax will not be reached for years and that the country is just entering upon a large era of prosperity that will grow with each succeeding year. It wasannounced "some-weeks ago that Billy Bryan would lay up awhile until he saw what result the advanced price in agricultural products would have on the farmers. He took a vaca tion and came home to find his fol lowers slipping away from him, so he has again taken to the stump. He will avoid the cities and talk in small towns. Next year he will come down to schoolhouses. His followers have been fed on free coinage Jso long that it is necessary to give thern a dose oc casionally. They have bnen taught that nothing bnt 16 to 1 could revive business, and now that times are good and farm products ate bringing Harri son prices, many of the dyed in the wool reformers cannot enjoy their meals; they want some one to tell them that times are not much better, that there was a failure of wheat in India, that present prices can't last, that the present imaginary good times are due to the acts of God and not to McKinley. It requires a great deal of talk to keep the present refor mer in line, and as ialk is Bryan's long suit he is ready to tell tha poor down-trodden fellows all about it, provided they put up $500 to $1000 for each day's work. Billy is nothing if not smooth. Big Saving. Something over $2,000,000 bonded indebtedness in Kansas will be refund ed during the present year and the in terest thereon reduced from 7, 8 and 9 percent to four percent. The legislature of '87 passed a law au thorizing counties, townships ort mu nicipalities to refund any of their bonds then or thenafter at the expir ation of ten years from date of issue whether they be due or not. The law4 was passed for the purpose of enabling the people to take advantage of a better money market sliouid one hap pen to exist. Over $2,000,000 in bonds were issued in 1887, mostly in aid of railroads, all of which under provisions of the law referred to, can be refunded this year. In many instances arrangements tore fund have already been made. Money is so plentiful this year that the bonds can be placed at a rate of inter est as low as 4 per cent. Eastern money is in the state now seeking in vestment in good bonds at that figure. The state school fund commisioners announce that they will purchase a great many of these refunding bonds. The annual saving to the people asa result of this wholesale refunding at a lower rate of interest will be between $75,000 and $100,000. K. C. World. How does this strike the average tax payer of Kansas as a prosperity item? And, by the wav, we are in formed that Tioga township lias $10,500, 7 per cent bonds. I f the above article is correct, why not refund them at 4 or il per cent? ft Bourn In Railroad Wages. fl The movement of grain to mar ket has been a source of great benefit to the employees of the several Kan sas railroads. Every company in the state h;is increased its shop force and schedule of working hours, and the men are earning more wages than at any time since 18'2. On the eastern division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe freight conductors who two months ago were receiving from $(0 to 75 a mouth are now drawing pay to the amount of $150 to $175. Brake men whose mileage for the past two years has averaged only ?jO a motnn are- now earning from ISO to $100. K. C. Star. Excursion via. Santa Fe. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 4th to 9th, account of Priest of Pallas Parade One fare for round trip; tickets on sale Oct. 3rd to 9th. Goood for return Oct. 10th. Ottawa. Kans, Sept. 20th to 25th account Franklin county fair. One and one-third fare for round trip; tickets on sale Sept. 19th to 25th. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 4th to 9th, ac count St. Louis fair; one fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale Oct. 3rd to 8th. Good for return Oct. 11th. St. Louis. Mo.,Sept. 8th to Oct. 23rd account of St. Louis Exposition. One and one-third fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale Sept. 7 th and each Tuesday and Thursday thereafter, un til Oct. 23rd. Good for return five days from date of sale. Toncka. Kans.. Sept. 27th to Oct, 2nd, account of Fall Festivities. One fare for the round trip; tickets on sale Sept. 26th to Oct. 2nd. Good for re turn Oct. 4th. Wichita. Kans., Sept. 27th to Oct. 2nd, account of Kansas State Fair, one fair for round trip; tickets on sale Sept. 27th to Oct 2nd. Good for re turn Oct. 4th. Center Grove. Sept. 7. A good rain is very much needed, as stock water is getting scarce. J. Thuney andC. Hall are repairing the school house this week. Mrs. Mendenhall has returned home from Illinois where she ha9been visiting relatives the last two months. Miss Belle Reynolds has been visit ing relatives near Neosho Falls the past two weeks. A very pleasant wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Wiggins last Wednesday evening, the contracting parties being Mr. William Palstring and Miss Pauline Wiggins. Rev. Drake performed the ceremony and the presents were numerous and ap propriate. May joy and happiness go with them through life is the wish of their many friends. IJead What; We in our line. We do all kinds of carriage tops and make them like new. We do all kinds of sign writing, vveaoan 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 relinish 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 eu Dloved in every department of our business. Give us a chance to bid your work. West side B. L Track. I CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF Also all kinds of heavy and light vehicles. Most of these goods were bought before the TARIFF WENT ON IRON GOODS and will be sold accordinffly whila they last. My line of SHELF HARDWARE is complete. H. B- BELL. MRS. C. M. HURT and Miss Depp'en have Just returned from St. Louis with the latest styles in all kinds of Fall and Winter Millinery. - They are too bnsy to write an ad, but will tell you about their goods next week. - - .. 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