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THE CIIANUTE TIMES.
(Twenty-five Years Old.) C. S. NATION, Editor and Proprietor. Terms: $I.OO per Year FHIDiY, SEPTEMBER I7, 1897. The TIMES (runrantees to Its advertisers the largest circulation of any pnuer imblmhed lu the city of ChauuWir we will make no eliariiK for advortisiiiK. Our Bubscriptiou books lire open for tbo inspection of our patrons. Republcan County Ticket. For County Treasurer D. L. HOUSTON For County Clerk B. AV. GARVIN For Sheriff C. F. TRANCE. For Register of Deads J. N. CUTLER For County Coroner R. C. CRANDON For County Surveyor W. C. WILLIAMS For Commissioner, 2nd District T. B. LIMBOCKER. Republican Township Convention The Republicans of Tioga township will meet at the township hall on Sat urday, Sept. 25th, at 4 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of nominating town ship ticket. A. F. Blackburn, Committeeman. The boys who went to loin, have little to sav of Bryan; can it be that the Boy Orator has lost his rabbit's foot?. The regular old-fashioned democrats of Ohio have a ticket in the field as have also the new fashioned ones and the pops; here Is a good field for the social democrats to work in; they might get these fellows together, In a dry goods box argument on our street last week, a well known calani ityite made the remark that wheat and silver were not so far apart after all, in fact that silver was in the lead, that you could not begin toget a bush el of silver, for a bushel of wheat. In one manufacturing district of Massachusetts yesterday five large fac tories, employing nearly 8,000 men, started up. That is another indica tion that the present business boom is not a temporary affair, but has come to stay. Every week brings an in crease of thousandsof hands employed, and nearly every day some factory ad vances the wagesof its workingmen. Kansas City Star. BQifarier of a GenWnj. With this issue the Times com pletes Volume XXV. This paper was started by A. L. Rivers in 1872 as the "New Chicago Times," and run as sucb for a few weeks, when the towns of New Chicago and Tioga were united and the name Chanute given the town, when the name, Ciianvte Times was given the paper and it so remained till Jan.1891.when G.M.Dewey bought the paper and united it with the Vi dette, calling it the Vidette-Times. Mr. Rivers started the paper as are publican organ, and for a quarter of a century, during which time the paper never missed an issue, it has steadily advocated republican principles, never for a moment side-tracking, bolting or sulking, but has always come up smil ing and favored the republican nomi nees and the principles they advocat ed. Mr. Rivers continued as editor of the Times till October 1885, when it was sold to a stock company, where-upon Captain Cyrus T. "Nixon became editor and re mained at the helm till Jan. 1891, when the paper was sold to G. M. Dewey and as stated before united with the Vidette. In December 1890 the pres ent owner purchased the Vidette Tijies of G. M. Dewey and on Jan ury 1st 1897, the first paper was issued under the present management, the word "Vidette" being at that time dropped and the name restored to its original, Tiie Chanute Times. Dur ing the past twenty five years, this paper has, like most Kansas journals, had many trials and tribulations; it has been in the hands of the sheriff and sold at auction; has been nickle plated; has been the idol of the repub lican party in this section and lias been almost abandoned by the same, consequently that it comes up smil ing today as it did a quarter of a cen tury ago, is evidence that the paper has great vitality, if nothing more to recommend it. When the present owner purchased the paper it had less than four hundred subscribers, today It has the largest subscription list of any paper in Chanute; the home ad vertising patronage of the Times dur ing 1896 was practically nothing, while today it is second to none, in southern Kansas. The present owner of this paper certainly feels grateful to the business men of Chanute for their pitronagc, aud will continue in the future as he has in the past to make it profitable to them to do business with him; to the republicans of Cha nut3 who have offered us support from a pj'.itical stand-point, we certainly feel grateful and hone to be able to reciprocate when opportunity pre sents itself. In conclusion, we desire to ask pardjn of our numerous read ers for taking so mucli oi their space to tell about the Tijies, yet they can not help recognizing the fact that county papers in Kansas twenty-five years old are not very plentiful, al.o that when a paper dies, it will nat urally be dead a long time aud that i it don't toot its owii horn, no one going to toot for it while it lives, ai.d after it is dead, none can toot loud enough to resurrect it. Austin. Austin, Kau., Sept- 13. 1897. -Our much wish for and needed ruin ca.ne last night. The printer or editor made a mis take last week; he should have stated that Guy Medford received the five dollars that he lost sometime ago in stead of the three dollars that he bet for he is not that kind of a man. Andy McFarlin and Guy Medford went to Woodson county after a load of apples yesterday. Newt Newbern moved to Ausiin yesterday. A. J. McFarlan's little daughter Maggie is very sick. C. It. Gibson left AVednesday for Emporia to eater the state Normal. Ilia sister Maude went last week. Moments are useless if trifled away; and they are dangerously wasted if consumed bv delay in cases wjiere One Minute Cough Cure would bring im mediate relief. Boschert & Williams. Wonder what Governor Leedy is go ing to do about the special session; we are anxious to know wheather or not Farrelly and Jones will obey the instructions of the pop county con vention and support the maximum freight rate bill. We'll bet a genuine 100 cent gold standard dollar against a bushel of wheat or two and a half ounces of silver that neither of these gentlemen pay any attention to the pop instructions. Said Mr. Bryan, at Iola, "I do not expect to get an honest dollar. If I get a tolerably honest dollar it will be so much better than the present gold that I shall be satisfied with it. An honest dollar is the dollar that main tains the same purchasing power yes terday, today and forever, absolutely unchangeable in its purchasing pow er, uoia win stana me iueiung poi test because it can be coined free and for no other reason. It is wholly a matter of law. The melting pot test is a fatal fallacy as the foundation upon which to build a financial sys tem." If Mr. Bryan's points are well taken that the value of a gold dollar is "a creation of law," and that the melt- ng pot test a fatal lallacy, the honest dollar one that is absolutely unchange able In its purchasing, power is only a matter of mathematical calculation and a very easy thing. His proposi tion now is to double the price of sil ver by a legal enactment. Make it at par with gold at 16 to 1. It only takes a legal enactment. Why not make the legal enactment cover every thing at double its market value. Then pin it up with your full legal tender clause," you have every thing at an absolutely level price for all time, for you know no man will sell what he has for less than its legal tender value. It is very much easier in relation to commodities that are consumed than to silver. The silver might accumu late from year to year as it is not con sumed. But most things would go out of cirtulation through consumpt ion. It is a bright idea, almost as bright as the one of wanting a :dollar of "absolutely unchanging purchasing power." What a rushing country this would be with uniform prices. How would we provide for the im provements in machinery? Would'nt It have been a tine thing if Mr. Bryan had;had his honest dollar launched long ago. For instance when steel rails were worth $14; a ton and wages half what they are now. Mr. Besse mer' heirs would'nt do a thing but own the earth. The followers of Mr. Hryan are fond of statistics (home made.) Will some of them kindly fig u re the profit with interest on ever ton of steel rails sold from the time Mr. Bessemer discovered his process to the present time at $145 a ton, wag es $1.50 a.day and note the advantages the "unchangeable" purchasing pow er of the dollar would have for "the human race. What an impetus to the inventive genius, the man who could make two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, wouldn't be such a hay-seed, not with his legal tender grass selling at a dead level price year in and year out. But this leads on and on. The man who wants a dollar of unchangeable purchasing power a "Thinksmari" nuch as is only found in the free silver party. Excursions 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, Ivans, 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. 7th and each Tuesday and Thursday thereafter, un til Oct. 23rd. Good for return five days from date of sale. Topeka, Kans., Sept. 27th to Oct. 2nd, account of Fall Festivities. One fare for the round trip; tickets on sale Sept. 20th 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. . WE ANNOUNCE The Greatest gathering of desirabl : merchandise we have ever succeeded in collecting for our patrons. You will delight in our new stock because it is in close touch with the times, and anti cipates your every want in Dry Goods, Clothing, Carpets, Hats Caps, etc. Without doubt or hesitation, our stock is thorough ly up to date in quality and style. Come and make your com parisons. They are the keys that unlock t.ie facts of our fine qualities and low prices. The simple, plain talk the prices that are right, is our convincing arguments. Take advantage of this combination At HEADQUARTERS. Hy singer Rosenthal Daily Meat Market, Bridges & Sauer, Props onTsolt ffi Fish. Oysters, and other dela cies in their season. Daily Meat Market. Iead What We do and ydu will know where to go when you want anything in our line. We do all kinds of carriage trimming. We remoaei oia uuggy tops and make them like new. We do all kinds of sign writing. We do all kinds of painting, paper hanging, graining and finishing. We do all kinds of wngon and carriage wood work. We do all kinds of Carpenter work. We re nair and refinish all kinds of stucco frames, statues and bricabrac work. All umrb in pvprv rlonnrtrnont, wnrnintnrl t.n lift t.lifi verv host Of its class. OUT nr ces are below all competition. iNone out nrst-ciass, careiui museum cm nlnvprl In pvprv rlonnrtnipnt, (if nnr business. Give US a chance to bid On your work. Test side B. B. Track pherWiij Williaijis Faiijl; is the BEST in the mar ket. Sold only by Ecoi)oijii Paii)t Shop. I CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF Stoves and Ranges Also all kinds of heavy aud 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. mini mm YY ith tins issue we send out a sup plemcnt and in same will be found many reminiscences of Chanute 25 or more years ago, taken from conies of Times. Transcript, Tioga llearld Copies of these papers were furnished us by T. C. Jones, to whom we are many obligations. J. Cutler, of St. Paul, the repub lican nominee fur register of deed's was in town last week getting acquain ted with Chanute people, Mr. Cutler is a life long republican and perfectly competent to til! the office for w hich the republicans have seen fit to place him in nomination and he should re ceive the cordial support of every re publican in Chanute. Rural. A good rain last night. George Hay will sell all his property at public sale on the Kith preparitory to moving to Joplin where he will en gage in the restaurant business. J. K. Itosley, of Grundy county, Mo, was visitinL'JS. C. Poimino last week this being their :first meeting since lSii.". lie is the only surviving bunk mate who served with your humble scribe from first to last and was in every engagemdnt with the regiment except one. Kosley was wounded at Chickamaugua and laid on the field twelve days, was then exchanged and when able for duty came back to the regiment. I Have Just Received a Fine Line of FALL AND WINTER MILLINERY Of the latest styles and patterns, all which 1 M ill sell at bottom prices. of Mrs. S.A. Lyen. Opposite Hy singer Sc Rosenthal. Wifl r.wi.mm, in ! Go to the Kansas City Cash Store For the Finest brands of FLOUR. TTTT.T REINDEER & ' TT including AMO ND BEiNDS- We also sell Bran and Shorts. We cary a full and complete line of fresh Califrnia fruits and fruit jars. Our Groceries are all fresh ,nd new. See our tueensware. Special prses on flour in quantities. We pay the higbst price for all FARM PRODUCTS. K. C, Cash Ston. DEALERS IN Stoves, Buggies and Implements, Olianute, Ittvrxscis, John Deere and Moline Plows and Implements, Superior Stoves and Ranges, Quick Meal and Insurance Gasoline Stoves, &c, &c, &c. We ...carry... Bio; Pour, Golden Rod and Minnesota Diamond Flour We carry a fine line of staple and fancy GnOCEIUES. VOLK & MILLER. ForSalc By Q. F. WILDER '