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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - March 13, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas 2 HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS: THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 13,1 90. NEW LAWS, Continued fnmfinl page. lapal Bo as to folil thB Bignfiturn in ami leal It, nevpr to lie iipmied pxcnpt by order it court, th*n over)- liuknl is verified and no fraud could pupsihly enter Into our election*, ttcsides bribery would Cease anil we coutil gnttlie true sentiments of the people, Th, bi I wns re corani',n(i'*d by the committee on Judici ftry but tailed for the of time. I -jIro introduced a bill ex�nip'lne fix-teen scren of land from tftxallon for every acre covered by artificial lakeR or refer TolrB. rto that ten acressu nnvere I would exempt 101) seres of land. All can reilize th, Importance of this bill. 1 als't offered several amendments to the mortgage and interest laws; one was that no chattels should be sold under the guise of bill of sale to be sold at privae or pub to sale without first advertising It publicly for ten days. Another wan to make it a heavy penalty for charging a greater per cent, than legit rates of interest. N w, Mr. Elitnr, I believe In showing our faith by our works, and refer you to the above with that view and will add no more as talk ts cheap and of very little importance. Bad the legislature passed all ray bills I don't think the people would have been worrying as they now are. Would suggest national legislation, but thla Is enough this time. Very respectfully yours, C. J. Jonks, Representative of Finnev County. Garden Oily, Kan., Feb. 27, 1800. Hon. Frank Dodter. Answering your Inquiry as to what legislation would bent fit the people of this state, I beg to say that In my judgment congress should at once provide for a decided luctease In the volume of the currency by removing restrictions upon the coinage of Bllver, and by the issuance of paper money based upon deposits of bullion cud coin In the treasury. Congress should also make note of the fact that the buy log and selling of food products and other necessaries is a business clothed with a public io'^rest and therefore a legitimate sublet of legislative regulation It should respect the common wish of the civilized world by criminally punishing all gamblers in the bread of human beings. Whether in the form of trusts for the permaueul control of one or more article**, or as temporary combinations for the spasmodic inflation or depression of prices these are the greatest criminals of the age, and so far as their aims and methods ailtct Interstate commerce they should be remorselessly and at once crushed out ot exist- 11 ibis cannot be done, and perhaps il | itcau Ue duue, the geuerul features ol what I uuderoUMid lo ue equator Vauce's bill to erect government warehouse* fur the storage of such staple ugriuuliural produuis as are least perishable, upon the becurity of which products the treas ury should auvauce limned sums of money should be enacted into a law. As a measure productive of less immediate resuUo, aut as beneficial as it is inevita-b e, the government should purchase and control the railroads as suggested by President fiiackstuue of the (Juicago aad Alton, and Uuder some such plan as that outlined by him in his recent report concerning his ruad, Tlb legislature ',of Kansas at ita next session, as Us mostimportant duty should ropaal the iniquitous -'waiver of appraise-mrnl law" so as to require an appraite-toent of all real estate sold uuuer legal process and a purchase of the same at a Just proportion of its appraUed value. A criminal penalty thould be provided by th-i next legislature for vl ilatious ot the interest law, id the, nil that igm mluy nittj as well to him who repudiates the liws of his country as to Iwn who repudiates his commercial contracts. A p-rlod for the redemption of lands sold at forced sale Bbould be granted, and if not uucouBiltutional a� to existing debts, a la* stayiug execution on judg-mei.ti should be enacted. Ti e legislation thus suggested does not include ail of even primary importance that should be had, but it is upon sub jects ihat most readily occur to the mind in viewing the situation. Very lle�ti�ct-fully, Frank Do�teu. Marlon, Kan., March 7, lbM mtsaloners ought to be enlarged, and tneanii of enforcing respect for their requirements placed in their bands; and give the people such confidence as ought, to exist, in the honesty and fairness the board, Its members ought to e'eot.'d. Fourth- A constitutional convention ought to be called, for, among other thing, the purp isn of Increasing the power of the legislature to deal with th foregoing and kindred subjects; but am afraid that the recent howl about re submission, which was probably started by the corpi rations, with a view to di verting attention from useful and prac tical legislation, of which they were 1 dread, has put tills out of the question for some years to come. Fifth - Congress ought to pasa a law, surrendering so much of the right to na timal control over interstate commerce, as would enable the *tateB, with abBolute constitutional a-notion, to deal with trusts and monopolies, which are to day the greatest menace to the well being of the state and our coun'ry. Yours truly ITkmhy Ei.ubton. Atchison, Kan., March II, 1890. Hon J. W. Berron. Flrot-The passage of lawB by con greBS that will give the country doubl the amount of money now in circulation and Increase the volume In the tame ra tio In which the wealth of the nation in creaseB Second-Ownership cf the railroads by the government. Third-A businesB revision of the tariff, placing on the free list all articles not produced in this country, except luxu rieB, Fourth-The governor of Kansas should call an extra Bession of the legislature l order that proper stay laws m.\ty be enacted, also a law giving the owner reasonable length of time in which to redeem his property when told under foreclosure of mortgage. F.fth-The passage of a law compel! Ing corporations to pay their employes weekly, thereby enabling the working man to buy where he can get goods tti cheapest, freeing him from the clutches of "pluck me" stores, and a pernicious system of 10 per cent, per month dh counts when he needs a few dollars before pay day, J. W Hkuhon, Representative 27th District. Wler City, Kan , March 8. Bon Ootner r Davles. First-I am not one of that class of in dividual who believe that legislation can cure all the ills that flesh is heir to. 1 do not deny that some legislation might be enacted, both state and national, that might be beneficial. But I also believe that if hundreds of the men who are clamoring the loudest for legislation in their behalf would bie themselves around oh the shady side of their barns and de liver themselves a lecture on their own short comings and profit by their past experience, they would be prompted to perform for their cases what they hope to accomplish by legislation, but which tbey will never realize that way. Second-I would suggest national legislation to abolish the menacing danger of trusts and combines. Third-While I have not yet reached that point attained by some so-called advanced thinkers as to believe that the railroads are the common enemy of the producers and laborers of Kansas, yet I believe they should be rigidly controlled by law, sod legislation in the interest of the farmers of K-tnsas, with a due regard for the rights or capital invested In rail road*, should be enacted. Fourth-The passage of the service periston bill introduced by Senator lu-galls, would be a decree in favor of tardy justice to the gallant men who saved their country in the time of trial. A*lde from being an act of Justiceand duty on the part of Buchcitiz-ma as myself, not participant,-! in that struggle, on account of youth, to endorse this meas ire, it would he of Vast pecuuiary benefit to the state on account of our large soldier popula- tion, a. U. J me*. If congress would enact laws making the coinage of silver free, by the owner of the bullion paying only the absolute cost of coinage, aud would remove or U-arly so the duty from every htc-tmiry article iu common use by the peop e, and raise the circulating medium of the oouotry to a concerv^tive amount, say f 30 per capita, and carefully guarded it at least at that amount, ami repeal the interstate commerce law so that the fanners of the western portion of our I ate and we,t generally could get to market comparatively as cheap as the pi-op'e nf the east, and KanuaB would substitute for ber i rohibitiou Jaw blgb license and local option, you would see such universal prosperity as was only witnessed shortly after the cIobb of the late war. If necessary raise the internal revenue tax on tib .ceo and spirits, (particularly the latter) nnd if this am'ulut, together with the remaining tariff duty 1b insufficient to pay the of th* |((>veru-irent,ooiltHjt � coniervatlve Income Ivl from all Incomes over a certain ainnuut to supply the deficiency, and you can past and pay even the service pension hill withou'. oppressing the people R-snect fully, A. 0. Jones. lots, Kan., Feb. 27,1690. Bon iWurjr KllUloa. First-The "beef oomblue" which arbl Irarily Aim th* price of cattle sod their produce, has everywhere within the rtdlus of ita influence driven ttie local butober out of bu-lDe.s; made it i eit to imprwib e for merit to succeed in face nf its hostility i put boundless wealth within thai reach of any na matter bow wanting to desert or oupsolty, blessed by Its favor; Compelled the consumer to pay freight for i-blnplng the animal abroad hi d prod UOtback; la oinstantly j-opaidiztug the health of our people by reason of the , lo > urn ttUw vill, wheu their business 11 coo dUoi,�l witls the same tsgatdty aud ayiaoisy n��e*Mry lo success (q ordlnar) fcwin***, jleld only  Just and fair re-Mro upoa |b� �ova� M�U�Hy Invested. Ifclid-T�� pviwr ul tfe* railroad mm Fif'h-Congress should take prompt action towards securing a deep harbor on the Gulf coast, thereby giving the west em agricultural s:at�s tne benefit of a shorter hiul to the sea coast and compet iau markets for o^ean traffic. Hix'h - I would sugge-tt legislation tl at wou d foster a closer commercial alliance with the republic of Mexico, an" prompt action on the part of our delegation in coi-gress in 'he interest of the ureal sin�ltini; establishments located at IC-insas Ult\, Kan. Hev-MHh - Free coinage of silver. 1 havM suygesred hrolly wh-tt I consider would beiif immedinto benefit to Kau-sans 'specially, and I have faith in the Republican party to carry out my views on these topics. I am proud of its his- | t rv. 1 am coofldent of its succetB dealing wl'b vital questi is in 'he future. It clings tenaciousl. to the glory attained in the ministration of the martyred Lincoln, hut it assumes new duties and new re sponsibllltles courageously, fairleoly, and with confidence born of divine in �plratlnn. It irrapples with new Ideas In statecraft with a spirit and determlnali . to do that whlrb la good and right to the irreatent number. I have faith that th Republican party will in for Kansas all it Is pca-lhle to do hv legislation. Yours verv truly, OoiiKR r PaVIBS. Republic, Kan , M nbt, 1890, Bap w, p atreet. In my opinion the people of Kansas would receive the greatest benefit from the following legislation: First, more inonei I Second, lower rate of Interest Third, more money II Fourth, lower rata of Int rest. Fifth, mora money II! Sixth, lower rate of Interest, The government should own the currency of the country and th* farmer should be placed on equal footing at ra latesto flnauoes with tne stockholder of a national bank. The actual occupants aud owners of the real estate of tbe country should be enabled to obtain the money o carry no their business directly from rim goverumeot upon uuquestloued security without the aid of the middle men. Trusts should be abolished at onoe and forever, by laws to striugent that none *uuld dare violate. Uougreas should tiaudlrthe beef combine without gloves. It has nearly .ulued the live stock industry of the country, aud ouly a few mure years are wanted b� them lo make absolute ruin of 'bl� pri-fl'able husine-s -that of stock raiaiug. Hiilro.ds should be prevented. from "woterlug h�ir tr are taieti to pav dividends on au amount iq ml to tbr -q tal to the present tariff I he stale should es'a"! I*h a binder twine wauiifaetory at 'he Ls�veuworth peulteuliary Mid such other manufactories as would prevent any corner or combination on the prices of many articles in daily use In tbe state. The develi-pmenl of a salt plant at the State Industrial R-formatoryat Hutchinson, not for the purpose of entering into direct competition with the salt works al ready established at that place, but to always equalize the price and pteveut the greed of foreign capitalists Increasing the .�nice of that product beyond a reasonab e profit. A Btay law that will give an opportunity for the redemption of the home when sold under foreclosure of mortgign. My opinion Is that the fluanclal laws ot the country needs a thorough revising thorough revolutionizing. The interpretation of the constitution and laws by our judges In the Interest* of the poopli and not as recently In the beef Irtapectlo ordinances of Atchison and Topeka, l the interests of the few and detrimental to the many. While I am not a constitu tional lawyer, nor any other kind, I have always, understood that the constitution was framed for the protection of the peo pie and not for their oppression, as has been shown by several decision of era! nent (?) Jurists recently. 1 have abounding faith in the belief tbat all things will be righted in time, and that the time is not far distant. The peo pie are aroused to their own interests and are studying nnd working as they never did before, looking to the adoption of good and wholesome laws, with pensions for all the Bold rnra of the Union and free coinage of silver. I am reapectfully yours, W. D Ptbbrt, Member Kansas Legislature, One Hundred and Twentieth District Oberlin, Kan., March 1,1800. Hon. 1. C Hay. There Is so much legislation needed, both state and national, that would be ot benefit,,and so little that we may ever hope to tee enacted, that I do not feel lik trespassing upon your space with my views on this matter; but as you have asked for them, I will try and give them as briefly ab possible. I believe that the repeal of the prohib itory law and the enactment of a good high license law would be of great bene fit to the farmers, the mechanics and business menof Kansas. Whatweneed in this state ie more money with which to do busiuesB. While the best minds of the country are demanding an increase to the circulating medium, we are contracting our circulation in this state by annually sending to the state of Missouri from $8,0i 0,000 to $10,000,000 a year for liquors, which should be kept in our own state. Think of it, nearly $100,000,000 in the last ten years bat been sent to swell the circulation of a Bister state, tbat right fully belongs to our own state. Ib it any wonder that business Is prostrate; that he merchant finds trade dull or that the farmer is unable to sell his products for what it costs him to produce them. Is It any wonder that our cltleaare falling off in population,or that the "for rent" slen is such a familiar object In the windows of the business and dwelling houses in tbe cities and towns of our state. I believe that we should handle this question, not as a political one, not as one of sentiment-it is neither-but as one of business. We have tried prohibition for ten years, and what is the result. Liquor is obtainable nearly anywhere in the state, and no revenue Is derived from *8 sale; properties in which thousand-of rloilarahava been invested and hundreds of workmen found employment, have been rendered worthless, but still the sale has not been diminished; and the odious laws that, have heen enacted to pnforce the prohibitory amendment have cost thousands of dol'ara to the taxpavere, without anv practical reBti'ts I heVeva that, with the repeal of �h* pr hlhitory amendment, the passage of a hiirh license local option law, and the passage of a stav law to relieve the farm r from the grasp of th* money sharks, brir/ht days will again dawn on Kansas T am In fsvor.of national laws that will make it. a penal offense to gamble on ireadstoff�, tor the free rolnaire nf silver, T.d f/over-nment control of raM^iada Verv truly vonr�. L C Wav. Leavenworth. Kan.. March 8,1890. Hon. O A. Hw�ns�nn. I would be glad to see the volume of money in circulation increased, yes greatly increased. That would help verybody in Kansas more than any one her thing I could suggest. The hard times in this vicinity greatly depend on the f^ct that a dol'ar is worth too mud. Sooner or later there must come sums arrangement by which the possible wealth of the Individual will be limited. The accumulation of princely fortunes by the few means povert to the many. The speculation cr,.ze is too ea-lly fostered in our state Anything can be chartered for a song. We must come dowo again to bard, painstaking saving work and quit speculating. The next "boom" will be conservative and will raiae farm values instead of city lots. The Kansas farmer will be out of debt and independent within a few years, un less be is hoodwinked by unscrupulous leaders. Southern Kansas should r-il>ecotton, al par'ji of Kauaas should ral*e beet and >orghum�ugar�nd raw silk. O'her industries would follow, diversif) ing and at tbe same multiplying 'he sources of revenue to tbe people of our glorious state, Aoy legislation looking to the above result* will be beat-Octal at least at to tit luten tint) Bllver coinage and deep water barber at the Oulf are of vastly more Importance to Kansas than any tariff reform yet suggested. Hurrah for K�n�a-1 Amid the envy nf her neighbors and the lull lelity of some of her day hoarders she stands ("Vincble In bar strength, unmatched In her beauty, unlimited In ber recuperative powers tbe most intelligent, the m�st moral, the most patriotic state m the union, the grand central figure of the Ualted State! and of tbe world O A ^WBNseOH 7��h dtstrlot. Lindsbor, Kaa , Match 8,1800. to legislate against the "beef combine' alto that section of the law relating to long and thoit haul should be amended so that thm prodncf rs of the west enul not be discriminated against. I woul oppose the Wlndotn silver hill and su gest unlimited coinage of silver an make It legal tender for all debts public and private, and when held bv national bankB to be counted as part of their law fill reserve. They should pass the serv ice pension hill and reduce the tariff to revenue basis on the line of profer-Mon Very truly, F M. Lockahd Norton, Ran., Feb 27,1890. Bon. t>. II Hpencer, National Legislation: First-Free coin age of silver with that of gold. Second-Laws to prevent the ocotipa tion of the public lands by cattle kings and eyndlcates. Third-Revision of the patent laws so as to prevent the unjust extortions that cripple our agricultural interests. Fourth-Pensions to soldiers of the late war. Fifth-Government control of railroads and telegraph lines. State L-glsletion: First-A stay law that will give justice to the debtor as well aB to 'he creditor. I'econd-A revision of tbe insurance laws that will com pell the companies t pay fully and promptly according to con tract. Third-Reduction of salaries and number of county officials. Fourth-Prevention of alien ownership of land. Tours truly, O. R. 8PBRCEn, Hector, Kan., March 8,18D0, Hon. O. e. Andrews. First-A law requiring Informations to be filed before the justice of the peace in the township where tbe tfNnse has been committed, provided there is an acting justice of the peace in that township. Second-A law prohibiting personB from holding personal property under the exemption law when the purchase money of Baid property has not been paid, Third-A law limiting the fees of justice of the peace and constables in trial cases in the state. Fourth-A law limiting the passenger rate on railroads to two cents per mile, Fifth-A law reducing freight rates in the state. A law maklug the office of railroad commissioner elective by the people. Sixth-A law requiring the supreme court to hold Its term* of court at at least four different places in tbe state �nd would suggest Topeka, Hutchinson, Gar den City and La (Jrosfie. Seventh-A law providing for the state to purchase, or maculae ure and c mtrol all liquors to be Bold iu the sta'e of Kansas, for medical,scientific or inecbaulcal purposes. The Baine to be put up in sealed packages by tbe state and u> be Bold for such purposes only by authorized agents under tbe law to be appointed or elected in tbe various counties "f the state, and only sold in sealed packages as provided, at certain prices. The fund arising from such sales to he paid to the state, less a commission of 20 per cent to the authorized agent selling the same Eighth-A law extending the time of redemption in foreclosure of mortgages on homesteads. J E AKDHEws, Representative 108 t> District. La Crosse, Kan., Peb 27,1890. Bob. r at Loekard I w"iild suggest a general salary law reducing the salaries o' cou ty n 8pitb of legislation aud not on ao cognt uf it. It lb* general government Aoulu prohibit the use of the public lands by ca'ilesy. dica esaud individual* for gi-zing purpoten it would pn.bab.) leuefit. ihe li>e ntock industry of Kaubms. 1c wou d place our cuttle, men uu an qua! footiug with criers eugaged iu tne same iuou'.trt. We would not be mpel ed to tell our stock which Is ''.vily taxed antl r.-iioed on laud ihat is irdeiied with taxanou in competition with those iaised on free range and free of 'axation. Let Kause.a take the stand that the use of government lands for grszing purposes be forever prohibited It is better to foster the interests of the millions engaged in the live stock industry in tbe slates than the hundreds In the territories. _ U. J. Smith. Bon V. M Uuiall. Congress should Immediately adopt the dom-le standard-silver a,d gold. It is the only wa> to place the poor man en an equal footing with tbe rich man. They should enact a positive law (and enforce it) prohibiting gambling in lut ures on any product whatever. There should be a law (>nd enfo.ced too) whlcn will forever do away with combinations of capitalist* for the purpose of stealing from the consumer. Ihe people of Kanms need a new con stiiutluu, cheaper transportation and the powerjio regulate salaries uf their county office! a. Tne ludlsorimlnat* voting of bonds baa bean a curse to lb* state, and even al thi* late d*y should be abolished. Every public puettiun in the state should be tilled by a vote of tne people. Legislation would be timely to protect the people from themselves and unconscionable sharks. The system of taxation in this state is wrong and should be changed. R--peci mily, F �j Duvaia. Morton, Ken, March 1, ItOu. Boa. A. l> v>. damliton. I would suggest legislation as follow,; First-Tbe appropriation by congress of a sum of mnn>y si.fil lent to establish a deep water barber on the Qua? without day. Second-The purchase by the United Statesg verumeutof suoh of tbe railroads of tbe cu itry a* Me eugaged in interstate tr-ffl j at the r present cash value, tha same lo be operated by tbe govwn meul in the Interest of the people, with charges 'for carrying freight not exceed ipg ihe actual otwt uf operating the roads. rbtrd-.rue esa��lu>rtot of our laws fer th* governojeul of our cities au1 cullies a >d the reduction uf sal net of county uSiMir* |Q �u#u nuns at shall be proportionate to the income of the farm era of Kansas, Fourth-Ihe Immediate repeal of all laws authorizing the voting of the bonds in aid of railroads. Fifth-Toe calling of a constitutional convention to remodel our state constitution especially in regard to the question of legislative apportionment, which Ib becoming more and more unjust to the eastern half of tbe state 'and relieving the supreme court and further requiring all business now tlone In the probate court to be transacted in the district c >urt In regular session. Hlx'h-The enactment of a statute requiring the election of the board of railroad commissioners by the people and the gradual enlargement of the powers of the boord, giving them authonti to fix the maximum freight rates and to fix penalties for non-compliance with their lawful orders. Very respectfully. A. L. L. Hamilton. El Dorsdo, Kan., March l, 1890. Hon. J. H. V. Beerals. First-An increase of the currency now in circulation. Second-Tbe abolithingof the national hank. Third-Free coinage of silver, and th voting down of the Wmdom bill bb propounded. Fourth-The passage of the service pension bill or one equally as extensive in ita provisions. Fifth-No more of the public domal to be opened to settlement for several years. Sixth-Abolish all truBts and combines Seventh-A general revision of all lawa relating to interstate commerce. I would ulso favor the following legis latlon for tbe state: First- A reasonable stay law. Second-Taxation of mortgages. Third-A revision of the passenger and freight tariffs of all Kansas railroads, Fourth- The election of the state rail roar] commissioner. Fifth-A geueral reduction of all state ppropriations, and the suspension some state tnstitu Ions entirely, n tnbly one in your city known at the reform school, (sic) and several others In the state that are uucalled for, and only an expense to the taxpavers nf the state. S'X'h-A reduction of sta e and county officers' ea'aries 1 have the honor to remain your most obedient servant, J. H. IT Bntrutfi, Representative S:x'y sixth Uist, Peabody, Kan., Feb. lt>90. Hon. J. H tinea. Fir,t-A law should be passed giving mortgage debtors more rights in foreclot ure proceedings. Second-The law regulating the fees and salaries of county officials should have a complete ovethauling placing tbem on a much lower basis. Third-We should have state uniform ity In school books. Fourth - A law regulating railroad freight rates and a law regula'ingcharges at the Btock yards in Kaneas City. Firth-The interest law should be amended making tbe penalty for usury the forfeiture of both principal and Interest. As to national legislation we should ave f ee coinage of silver. A aw against trusts and combines something like Senator Sherman's bill. The Interstate commerce law Bbould he enlarged in its scope enabling the government to arrive at the cost and run ing expense of railroads, fixing freight and passenger charges on that basis, Tbe tariff on sugar should be taken ff and a bnun'y^paid iiiBtead. Of course here are many other things but I regard these of the most importance. Y'Uirs trulv. .1 H. Rhba. Sugar, Kan , March S, 1890. Bon. W. at. nice. First-Free coinage of silver, which should be interchangeable for silver Certificates. Congress should throw only such safe guardB around the coinage as to protect the country from foreign products, and should give the president and secretary of the treasury no discretionary power to either limitor increase tbe currency circulation, Second-Such amendments to the inter-Btate commerce law as will enable the railroads to adjust their rates to present conditions. Tnird-The people of tne state shou d by constitutioual prohibition and legislative enactment putttbtopto the vot ng of mum -Tpa! iiidebtednesi-, and Jay tbe foundation for the refunding of the p eP-ent muuicipal In ehtedness of Kansas in Ion* time bondBat a ra'e of interest not exceeding 4 per cent. Tneefftct of >U"h a policy would be to strengthen the muuicipal aud individual credit of 'he sta'e and thereby gatd time at reason ah:e interest for those of our people who are il debt, while tbe expansion of tbe currency would make tbe payment of their deb's easier, and save tbe United S'a'es from becoming tbe property of foreign money lenders. Then ou other ma ters which should have tbe prompt atteu'iou of congress, and of the next Kansas legislature, as for instance, con vress should effectually exorcise the modern 'rust from our .commercial system and m ke life burdensome for the Brim gamblers, while Is a wide field of state legislation tbat demands at tention and which �ou d bave a henefl clal tendency. I am alnoerelv vours, i v.M.Rice. Ft Scott, Kan., Feb 87,1890. tbe Institutions are located. That will provide for the proper representation of Kansas at the World's F*lr. That will cause the American 11 ig to il mi over every tcho il house, place an unabridged dltionary on every teacher's desk tor the use of the scholars, require special attention to he paid In every school to pentnaiship and instruction it little practical business details which, when neglected, are apt to rerult In that igtioiance in later life which makes ft man - crtuker because he falls financially ami doesti'i know the reason why. IJoth national and state legislation will he beneficial which diverts the farmers' products from a single or limited market to more markets. Finall), not too much making of laws; and, a', the risk of being ruled out of or der, let me Bay that if provideno. favors Kansas with two or three more bountiful cropB we will not be troubled with hard times, bit', generally speaking for the people as a whole, they will be out of debt and drawing themselves the good 10 per cent Interest or more 'hey are now paying to some one else. Yours truly, j V Kenea, La Cygne, Kan,, March 6,1890. Hon. U. At. Elder. There are sev ral things In our state that should be corrected. In the first place, there Bbould be a longer time than fifty days, therefor I hope tbe constitutional amendment may prevail, extending tbe time to nicety days for tbe legiB la ure to do their work. Secondly, special legislation is a great evil. Too much time Ib taken up with private bills. This I-ad evil not easily corrected from the very nature of the case. There should bo a redemption clause on our mortgage law, giving a year or more to redeem a't-r sftie. Our laws with reference to the caae of the poor are susceptible of very (,reat lm provemen'. I have a scheme for reformlngourrall roatl systems, which 1 may give your readers nt some other time, which I am pursuaued would put an end to the pres nt tinkering, aud at the seme rime rid ns of m nopuiies for all Respectfully. D. M. Kldeu. �1 Dorado, Kan. Boa If. J Kenea. I would, as modestly as possible, sug-that Kansas would be benflted by the passage of laws- That will secure honest elections for president and congressmen In every v 'ting precinct throughout the nation, thereby giving us better government and equal representation. Tbat will do away wi'h all tilfling pensions, making tbem large enough to do tbe soldier good, Tbat will seoiire to tact) soldier a service pension. Either tbe Iugalls, Fuut-ton or Perkins bill will do. Tbat will he a revisl n of the tariff by the friends of pruteoMor.the Rtoublloan p rly, with articles of which sagar may be named at one of a class placed on tbe free list, and lu lieu of ill* present tar ft thereon pay a bounty to the hi ma producer. That will provide for th* free coinage of silver. Tbe adoption, by tbe Kansat legislature, of laws,- Tbat will provide � state Institution for (oourabie Insane pereoBt. ThM will d��a�4 �k� �W*rd of contracts for furnishing meat* and all other supplies needed by state laatltuiioae to f omuls and ajwrc*t}Bl* ie aeotiuw bImim Hon. R J WoFarlaui. For state laws 1 favor the passage of a mortgage stay law; a law requiring the property mortgaged to be taken by the mortgagee,in case of foreclosure, a-full satisfaction of the debt; a premium per acre for tbe breaking of prairie tod; a law reducng pasBenger and freight rates, and tbe adoption of the Australian ballot syBtem. Am mg laws tbat congress should pass I mUht mention a libera] service pen slon hi.I; one providing for the rreecoinage of silver; liberal approprlati >ns for sinking artesian we Is in the west and for building storage basins at tbe foot of mountains to the end that canaaforii-ri^a'.tnn ciu'd be maintained in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. 1 think of many other important measures, but space will not permit me mentioning them. Yours respec'iiilv, R. J. McFabland, Representative of Ness county. Bon. J K rnbblson, I would suggest state contiol of freight rater; government control of railroads and teleirraph lines. Property to be pur chased by the government, 3 per cent bonds to be Issued in payment thereof. Property to be purchased at its real value and all appointment to that civil branch of the government to be made in strict conformity totbe civil servio< rules, the ap-.oioteeB to ba b-*vond the control of politics. The abolition of all stock, grain and oil exchanges, making it a nrininal ffence to deal lu in margins or certificates that bavo not the commodity behind them, and such na'.lo�tl legislation would make it imoossihle for a few m n to control markets and transportation ates and BU"� 'eulslatlon as would prevent the growth of the noxious and poisonous weed known a� million re. Yours truly, J. K Ccnmsoit. El Dorado, Kan,, "eh. as, 1890. Bon. U. M YouoltraaD. Congress should without delay pass tbe service pension bill advocated by Senator Ingalls as a measure of justice to those bo saved the nation in the hour of its aril. H-sides being au act of justice, it in Id bring to this sta'e wealth without mpovenshing our people, and benefit-ng everyone iu our state. It is also t< be noped that congre-a may hav-* tr.e tsdom to cast overboaid the vYiridoui i'ver hill. Tnis cuuutry should uiiqies bly have the bi-metalio system nere are sev-ral changes iu our state laws that ni'g'it he made. Weoertalul) need � b� railroad law. There Is one thing certain, congress cannot afford t . R, atmpsnn, I think the governor should convene the legislature. I am in favor of a stay law or redemption law-prefer* roilenip-tl n law. I think something should be rtoneatonce protecting the debtor class. Unless legal relief Is given, a large nunv b t of our people wifl lose their homes with! a few months, who otherwise could save them under a redemption law. I am heartily In favor of the Ingalls bill, nnd also in favor of the free coinage or sliver. Very truly yours, T E. StMrsnn. Rep. Nln .�i�it�r*n MiptT-titlfUJ. In lik ftitcrcMJii^ '.Mt'inuir llt-Ti's r;iv>i ii nntlib!.' illft'.tntliuM cf t!;r hi-)>(>!>!.tinn of sKit;o foil,. During miu til' (lib o|h.irn S'.'is>nii> in Litiuinii .Si;:n<ir Mario, I ho fa-mmis ttMmv, �nt- tlio rit^�\ um*I Iki �;w tilim-st nwt:m(ly i)!1*!'1 ,-!(! v.IMj !vi|ii''s!x b> (mi� tit privtitt*fnEi*rUtinnn.'iii�. On U'iitikU importun'Mi Ihiii t** w> Ui lh 41; Uio fri-'ml raiiixl at. i liu tlii'utro lifter iliu uii^ht. pfrfitnimiico ami ilio two drwvo in Uolgravia m|u;iii\ Just un tho uniTi'iKi' rt'iichi'ii tin ik-Miuulioii a ntiij;ti-boriur; Wmrcli Ml tollod tbo l> mr of \2. "It U Kritlttyl" criotl Mario; "1 �iit nut, go in-I will uot fcinK in any Iuhjhj for i\w llrst time on I'Yitlayl If 1 should do so i�nne exeat evil would Mall irn;)" It took half nu hmir for ids friend to iirj^uo A!iu U> out of this heresy; llioii ihe two loft I hi." i'iirrta^ , hut had no -ooner disntouiitrd than Mai io ttarttii I Hick, uirmhl pale, jzio-ivd ami i>lmi},nl in tin* eur-rin-e u^ahi. I!n had nvn that tint Ijoum* llioy wcji- about Ti> entor wits No, IN! That koU-ili'tl it. "Friday mid KJ,'1 he kepi repealing; "Kriduy find lit-.1 duuldo warning! lJn�o tuo homo!"-Chicago ItewiL B011 W. U w�|k�r. Such IpgUUtl <n u wilieffHOtufclly pre-v�nt tbeorgfiolzttlno *od matotatntmca of tiu-ts and coiiibio<* for pur pom of pttcuUiioD in & y tit tbe product* of, or trticlea* onDBumt-d iu the cou dry. Ttie pttMgeof Mich Uws nbftll prevent tbe dealings Id futures of ftll �jfricuKur ] �nd meobiDictil production. ' Alto ibe e�ut>)MiuieDt of* fair tod retMim blentilruttd r*t*>f. Buch Inw�i to my opinion would �c-compllish tbe ro�tt good fur tbe grerteit Dumber of people. Tbere ere rainy ntber U�i which mitft-t bmitifloi.%1 fo tbe poopie. hu d we | cipt-M reiUf from* United Sietescor* greee. Our own *-furte must to pu�. forth, ouninesnw M home, the* If e*cee-1 Tti*� l*roOsj*or'� Eqimnttiittv. Thero in no man in Cornoll unlvej-sit. tiliout wlior:* better storie� ai'o told than fi ofesMor Hiram Carson, tho HhaUefpctiau ntudmit and * professor itf En^lUh literaturo. Ho lias a p*>-euliarly slow, drawling tnanner of spoaklug. U hupiwned not so very lonj? ago that Itbacu was visitod by n very bi;;b wind that name suddenly during thu niftlit, hlowinn �loivu. rreia, 1 faring off tli� r�K.�fai of houNas, and �*uttitn5 up feuoh other i-apers a� ai'o usually ihoaceordit) privil^i** of a hi^h wind. Tht> ;irofes�ir was living in CttBcadilla, tho bijf �1 .rmitory. Tho first intimation ho and hie rtifo had of tho hurricano was when onu of the bi^ Htnnt- jhiniuwys was blown otor aud went erashiug down through tho Kkyligbt. i'lie prolfKSsir'fi wife was in an nscmy of terror, and, K,',,'"IiC up from, be^au tf> ninko hasty preparations fur leaving the building, dl the while lM>sewhiiiK her husband, who taul not yet Ktii'ivd, to emno out and aawist. VII at ouee, with a frightful uoitw, tlw great in ro�if of tho building was torn off by tho wind. With u wream Mrs. Cor�>n &nid toiler L*'�ni(ili:ivnt spotihe: "Oh, Hfraiu, como, 'Jo eoine. Tho la^ day h;ts surely come,' A.nd tiiu only r^poiiM* ^hu K"t wan tho drawl-imjuiry: "What, in tho iiighU"-Troy A Kultor Pout. William Morris, tho jtoet-nulhor, seenn to lw an eereulrit? genius Iliu work issiiiijiilarly beautiful; certainty no other writer at tbo (irew-'nt time has ko Ktron** mid to puru a iiUir-siry stylo. ICven Ids pr juistaken lor & -ailnr; in fact. In is appearauoo Is wotnowbat uu ut ieal One night ho was rolling through ono of the narrow streets iu the old city when ho wus overhauled by a seafaring man. "Avast cried tho stranger; "don't 1 know  uui Wi.rei^t you nt one time uiatu of ttie oi'ig Hea allow/" To lm iiiistakeu for a wiilor was charming; to ho iui� for the tuau* of a ship boar tug o [.oeiicMi iiaino as tiiu fc'-ea Swallow wag -.imply glorious. "Ye�, J am he," suid liur- .v rin, and ho kckod arms with tho stranger.- $'� j| grjc bold uf. Uis lUtlu lt-yuaj'^IU Uaugb become very drooping eud delicate iu Ueali about a year ago, and bas so continued, wil ouly tills curious variation-ah* bos pi up wonderfully during tuu Um� of eueb uf bit)! several absences from home. Feeltdg keeidy' conscious that be bad no poisonous iule&Uans toward bis onTsprinK, lu� oddity of Uila sir* cuuutauce preyed upon bis mind. It pr�*adf to bU'>b ucoount tbat be Sually arrived at tot) solution-hut tobacco siuoke was kUllug bia cbild. He kept bur witb hlni a great daal, and be smoked all tbe Uui.; th* sawaa Isa-preioiated atinospbera was too much, fur tbsv delicaw orgaulaattoa. Be Instituted reform, aud tbe cbild began to pick up at York Review. Mathers ia Ku(lUb IMtaes, Sir Waller Bcott wrote upwards of tbkrtjr stories. At a rule, his heroes ami keroiaea are parentlets; there are few fathers, has* ever, wbo uuve tome claim upon our respect, but 1 cannot reiuembvr ousnivthsr. Isaoaki uot like to state as a fact that it) this Iwrm-colleotlou mothers are altogether auwat,Isi fact 1 know were are one or two owitkittsd, but tbnse 1 sau recollect are witatolj aot good, ibe mother lu "The Bride uf laVUUMr-moor," for iiiswiicu. Tile dlfflculty of (rasp-in� tbe fact Hint, duriots a consecutive uertod, ul it couple of buudrod years, the mothers la licilou bave been tiivurlauly Ueuiaus sir feats and the duuKkUns angels, appears to mt vary serious.-Temple liar. Co-operative plains;. Students In oue oo oueratlve dlnluf olab ai Bereo, O., with which 1 bauatu* acqaaluled, were well fed at nine canupar meal, auolhtr at Ann Arbor, Mich., at #1.W a week, andaa-other at Iowa City, la., at eight sente a sasai. A cu-opera,tiv� dbtUH club of faiullles, �a Ann Arbor, Nlcb,, wbo had siupi* uwan% . but wished to rid their house, of euoks, wasai ltd disorder, war* fed luxiu-loualy >���.>.. pauaatutoacti awubsr at tb* �l��h of fj�ai |�.oB|o|a-0a weak. A aunllsr tUuiag sluk sary Mlo� it up. A tbormnjb Ktnsau , .... , ,, ,- hoiilri h� abi� tnprnsor'n* mrU rvllef *' KvansvlUs, Wla, onss tavb - irn-assr M*fuui4bo UsbMtadapiadtowu wui*,>*�� ���.-MiU�rliJoi�tusA

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