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Gazette Weekly Emporia (Newspaper) - October 23, 1902, Emporia, Kansas STATE TICKET KANSAS THURSDAY OCTOBER 33 1903 No W J BAILEY Lieutenant D j HANNA ol J THOS T 8KTHG Attorney POLLOCK A L Knit A H ELLiS B W I L DAYHOF Superintendent of H LOUMO 800TT 4th J M MILLER For Wett J E EVANS For Eail CHAS For W H ot BEES If JONES J 1 For Clark of the tT B For County B S SPENCER For ProMie K M EVANS For County o C Hanry INITIATIVE AND Of late the Democrats have had a lot to say about initiative and They think it the raw sores of the Populists In Lyon coonty these Democrats are talking it They say they believe in consulting the people They make great talk about political machines and organizations deciding things The has one question to ask these Democratic roosters are crowing so loud Why the of the list surrender fu sion voters There was never a vote in the primaries coun ty which declared that crats should have the name on the ballot never was a vote by the which authorized all Populists to get on the Democratic ticket and stay off their own ticket The law gave these Populists tbe right to be on their own ticket if they had chosen to go there But they didnt Half a dozen Democrats and a few alleged Populists got into a room locked the doors and agreed to let the Democrats have the name in Lyon county was just as much referendum about it as there was about a decree from the czar of Russia Then to make the scheme work the whole Populist con vention waited up in the opera house while the Democrats went down to the court bouse and nominated the county ticket first They took advantage of the new law to The Populists even after that could have had their names on the ballot for the asking But they wouldnt ask They were stuck so full of initiative and referendum that they had sucked through a Democratic straw in a back room behind closed doors that they didnt have a voice to speak up and de clare for their own party A blame pretty lot they are to go around bowling for referen dum when they dont allow their own people to vote on party measures in their own party A fine set of game roosters these are to crow about machine methods when the rank and file of the Populist party has no more to say about their own bal lots and their own tickets than if they were bought by the carload with corn cob gags in their initiative and referendum is about as much practical use in the Democratic and Populist party under its present leader ship in this county as a ball bearing bicycle to an ossified man You have to take the ashes up once every day The Superior has bailed ash pan In the ash pit See them at Brothers A week in t article calls attention to what Charles Harria did for some North ern Lyon county last winter to the legislature The News Nearly everybody In Lyon county knows Charley Harris He baa served two terms in tbe legislature add ta the present member for this district That be DM made an efficient and hard working member Is well known Especially should this be Admire and vicinity as in the last session he gave evidence to that effect During a letter waa ten tore signed by J W tine and about a dozon other promi nent of this place It was ad dressed to Representative Harris and called his attention to the lack of leg regarding building and loan associations at tbe same time request ing him to use bis utmost endeavors to secure legislation on the matter or at least start a movement looking to tbat end On investigation Mr Harris found a had been In in the bouse which proposed to place all building and loan associa tions under direct control of tbe bank commissioner with necessary tions and requirements regulating ad mission of foreign in Kan sas He immediately bent a copy of tbe to Valentine asking If it be satisfactory to him and his friends An affirmative answer was received Tbe which had been sidetracked was Immediately taken up and by the effort of Mr Harris and big friends was made a law as Mr Harris bad the pleasure of an nouncing to Mr Valentine and tbe other gentlemen of Admire who were interested This is but one instance of the work done by Representative Harris but is one in which Ad mire was especially interested and is possible one ol the best laws placed In tbe statute books during tbe term Mr Harris IB the Republican nominee but when to tbe legislature represents Lyon county At one time In the last session he was the only Republican on tbe floor of the House who fought what he considered was a vicious calculated to harm the poor man and tbe farmer and when speaking on the subject was sar called a Pop by other members Harris stopped in tbe midst of his argument and stated tbat If to stand up for what was right was to be a Pop then be cer tainly was one However before tbe matter was settled enough Republi cans had Harris la bis opinion and tbe wicked measure was killed Mr Harris will undoubtedly be re elected and with bis past experience will be even more valuable to Lyoo county than THE COUNTY ATTORNEY While the county attorneyship is not a office it is yet an important one The county attorney is in one sense the law officer of the of its legal interests He must represent the county must ad vise the board of commissioners on all law questions that may confront that body in the dis charge of their duties Upon information he must draw all in and should be able to draw them in such a way that they cannot be set aside And when an indictment is once found that should be prosecuted it is his business to prosecute it fearlessly and vigorously un biased by religious political social or business considerations and in doing so he has to meel the best legal talent the defend ant can hire and as the defend ant in every criminal case has the benefit of the doubt in makes the county attorneys place difficult and hard to fill By using judgment and discre tion the county attorney can while performing his whole duty yet so manage as to save the county hundreds of dollars annually or from want of knowl edge or judgment he can put the county to hundreds of dollars o needless expense each year In the person of S S Spencer the Republicans of Lyon count have a candidate for this office who is well qualified and for this responsible office who if well qualified and fitted to mce the above requirements He self made and from his associa tion with the people of the count from early manhood he thoroughly acquainted with the people of the county and their every interest as well as the duties of the office When elected the office will be in good hands KG CORN HO PRIZES Here is one chance of the year for the farm ers of the county to show everybody else what big corn they have been raising this year This is the big corn year of the century and for the corn fair to be held on Commercial as one of the series of fairs of the Emporia Weekly Produce shows the management is expecting so many en tries and such big corn that some of the Commer cial street buildings will maybe have to be moved back a few feet to make room Farmers bring in your corn next Saturday October 25 and carry off the following cash prizes For the largest and best ear of yellow corn first prize For the largest and best ear of white corn first prise For the largest and of Kaffir corn first prize For the best bushel of yellow corn first prize second For the best bushel of white corn first prize second For the best display of kaffir corn first prize second The quantity of kaffir to be used in the dis play is not limited Remembered this corn fair will be held on Saturday 25 OUR NEXT SHERIFF The Hartford speak of the candidacy of Dennis OConnor says When the delegates to the lican county convention assembled In last June were before them a number ot brave honest true and capable citizens who asked for nomination for the responsible of of Lyon county Among these was townships can Dennis OConnor the present deputy sheriff under bis brother Thomas OConnor It was a pretty right Mr OConnor was first choice of many ot the delegates and second choice of nearly all the supporters of l the other candidates and as the balloting proceeded It was soon learn ed that Mr OConnor was the choice of that convention Dennis OConnor came to Kansas In 1884 and resided on a farm south of Hartford until four years ago whin he moved to Emporia as he Is familiarly known during his stay ID our midst was engaged In farming and stock raising and has al ways conducted himself in a manner creditable to any community Bis life is like an open book Those who know Dennis best appreciate him most He Is a good farmer and honest In all his dealings with his fellow men That he has made a good deputy sheriff no body will question for a minute A careful and painstaking official should receive recognition This we risk in behalf of Dennis OConnor His duties have been performed iii a manner that receives commendation from all who have had business with him Courteous obliging and efficient the county has never had his superior in the He will make an ideal sherill and should be elected Me comes from a family that have been noted far their party loyalty and is conducting a gentlemanly campaign He has not an evil word against his opponents but runs entirely on his own merits While we feel his election Is assured yet the emphasis of ap proval should be noted in a rousing majority which he will undoubtedly receive The Times believes In support ing home candidates if possible to co so and for this reason we now an that the Times will from now until election day use every honorable effort to elect Dennis OConnor sheriff of Lyon Democrats have decided to let everything else slide and go after congress and the United States Senate The lower house of the Kansas legislature going Democratic may throw a Demo cratic United States senator from Kansas into the United States senate That one vote may turn tbe scale against in some matter of which he is pro and stop the wheels of trade Or a vote against J M Miller may make the same trouble in the lower house And what good will it do to tinker with the times A lot of fellows in this county dont like J M Miller and a lot of other fellows dont like the two lican candidates for the legisla ture But it isnt a question of liking or disliking its incomes now is that they arc trying to live up own but to other not to their peoples in comes Too many clerks wives are trying to outdress the old mans wife and too many mer chants wives are trying to dress up all the groceries on tbe shelves and too many clerks and merchants are trying to live as though they owned a quarter section of bottom land and a bunch of cattle The women are no more to blame than the men There are too many mortgages going to record in Lyon county this year and too few released The line between speculation and investment is getting wobbly The people have forgotten the days of 90 when the pay day of the old boom came The thing for the people of the West to do is to sit down and think of a few thing and think harJI WHATS THE USE Take a square look at this country Its prosperous peo ple arc happy men arc at work Times are good These things will go on for a long time yet if the people will let them There is just one way to stop this order of thing and that way is by voting the Democratic ticket And you dont have Lo vote all the Democratic ticket a vole against J M Miller in Lyon or against cither of the two Republican representatives will do the business For the of principle Its whether the good a question times shall continue or stop and its up to the voters to decide In there are other matters to decide than tbe senatorial question There is no doubt of Baileys election He should have the same sup port in his administration that Roosevelt should have in his Kansas deserves prosperity as well as the nation and it cant be secured by electing a Demo cratic legislature to row with Bailey and block his tion at turn If you are for Miller and you should be you should also be for the Republican members of the legislature Bailey WHERE 18 ITT It has been twentyfour hours since the country was told that President Roosevelt has settled the coal strike But there is something wrong Something is lacking in the gaiety of the sion There is an inexplicable intangible void in the situation and when one gropes about in the big uncertainty he misses a familiar feature of the place No Democrat has charged that Morgan wanted the coal strike settled and made Roosevelt his hired man call the meeting between the operators and then put up all this about not settling to fool the people Certainly that charge should be made Has Democracy lost its cunning Has the business end of the old fashioned rip snorting Populist who didnt believe good of any man cast of Topeka been dehorned of its stinger Where is the charge that Roosevelt is the mere tool of Wall street in this business That he is merely forcing wig gling labor against its will under the iron heel of capital Why should these beautiful autumn days so near election pass with out a few of these pleasant charges Surely the Democrats arent going to let this matter rest with Roosevelt going into history during his plain duty bravely nnd wisely without inti mating that he was at least a a pliant tool of greed and a cor rupt agent of the ruthless money power Trot out gentlemen yard and dig Hunt up the and go to work Where are the charges gentlemen Dont be squeamish pear on the ticket us a Populist what have the line Populists done that all the state national and county are ashamed to stand up and be counted as Populists Is the same taint about Populism that in Lyon county Jim Safer Ed Newlin and Charley Jones who brag about being Populists didnt stand together and ask to have their names on the Populist tick et The law gives them that privilege for the mere asking Why were they ashamed to ask Why let the Democrats have the name the organization and the whole works and tbe Populists have only the sweet and blessed privilege of voting for Democra cy and furnishing Democratic majorities Tom was so ashamed of Populism that he went to law to get off a Populist ticket And the Lyon county Populist candi dates were ashamed to get on the ticket Which is more deserv ing of the old fashioned reform ers vote CAN 01 CMC Y Congressman a splendid Republican speech last night at the opera house He was not eloquent but he was sensible and he showed above everything that he is a loyal Republican and may be depend ed upon to stand by President Roosevelt in every emergency issue of this campaign s Roosevelt His policies arc be fore the people for or rejection A vote against J M Miller is a vote against Theodore Roosevelt This is as sure as sunlight Miller is run ning on a platform that endorses Roosevelt Greshams platform criticises the things Roosevelt stands for will stand In congress Miller or Roosevelt will Its only fair to LEST WE FORGET Times are good People are not worried about financial af fairs Every one is making money and those who care to do so are saving it These are the good times that were coining There will never be better than right now If you arc not laying up a little something its your own fault If you arc not preparing for old age now when money is easy to make dont complain at the bitterness of fate when you find the winter of your discontent It is no use to say that it is hard to save It is harder to save money i n got times than in bad because every one else is spending more and there arc more things to spend it for If you are not saving now you never will or never can There is too much talk about the standard of being raised It is raised when people have money U spend People are living high now and costs money Peo ple who arc willing to live as they lived eight years ago will find that they can live about as cheaply even with the meat a littlo higher than it was The with people who arc living up their your insinuations Get in the back TWO VIEWS OF ROOSEVELT are times when the GA grovels in the dust in shame for its own enthusiasm Generally these occasions arc after reading the calm dispassionate opinions of the Kansas City Journal on things that make the feel like taking its hat off and Here is n paragraph from the Journal this morning on victory that will make you think you have put your hand in a bucket of During ihe negotiations the pen pie seen a new phase of Mr character have been accustomed to regard him LS an Impulsive if not a rash man and not a few anticipated some radical or proposal when his peace overtures wen rejected He lias on the contrary exhibited a patience and forbearance worthy the late President himself who was IDC of the most tactful and judicious of As an antidote for this read the following from the Topeka A week ago the wri ter of the Capital article was abusing the for saying kind things of Roosevelt The Capital writer says This department to be per mitted to lay down iVs hammer enough to take oil its hat to Theodore Roosevelt Tin and the candor of in com bine to this country levon it h ii ani d the dais of help him will be a part of the Roosevelt administration Gresham will be a ing kicker from kickers ville would block everything Roosevelt pro posed He would be agin the government He would be a Democrat with a big D To vote against Miller is sheer folly The way to keep good times is to vote for them Anil the way to vote for them is to vote the Republican congres ticket for Miller and a senator An announcement comes from St Louis that according to Governmental Hat a bird cage will do as a mailbox if nothing else is available or within the financial reach of the recipient of tbo mail According to the report it was through the efforts of Mrs Roosevelt wife of the President that the bird cage was legalised A poor widow who is the sole support of her children wrote to the wife of the President that the mail carrier had refused to deliver the intended for her into hor mail box because it was u bird cage and that she was not able to pay for the steel box required by thu The letter forwarded to the au and as a result the was instructed not to be so haughty in this lar case This is as it should be and is as the editorial writers say No should frown upon the bird cage ol the poor widow or of the orphan The rich and powerful may be able to provide and decorated steel the should be no respecter of persons Let the bird cage stand on the rural gatepost It is there by inalien able right as well as by au OF IT mistake nut The election of Chas Hirris ns representative will mean that county will continue to be hoard of ir the legislature lie has among the strongest members of the house and will be among the leaders next winter It pays Ui keep a hard working representative where he an do the iry o on the Populist Gresham went to the supreme court and of state take Greshams name niT the Populist ticket Was he ashamed to ap TK i to Mr On and what provident s com he think tho edi j v 1 ney are politicians a writ of time a lot got a writ some
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