Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archiveArchive Home
The Phillipsburg Dispatch from Phillipsburg, Kansas • 4

The Phillipsburg Dispatch from Phillipsburg, Kansas • 4

Phillipsburg, Kansas
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

Weekly Dispatch ublished every Thursday at the County Seat of Phillips County, Kansas. 81.60 PEIL YEAR, ntered at the PoRt-Office at Phillipsburg a8 Mail Mattter. BY UNO. Q. ROYCE, OLLIE I.

ROYCE, Associate Editor. WARREN WHITE, Local Editor. Thursday, Dec. 22, 1898. This is one of your old-fashioned winters that the early settlers vaunt.

It can not be said "that Mr. Bryan is bigger than his party," but he is almost aS big as the Kansas end of it. It required 8150,000 to pay off the soldiers of the Twenty-first Kansas regiment, and $00,000 of this amount was in gold. Senator Vest thinks there is a limit to the spread of the American eagle, but the senator may have some other bird in mind. The United States is for peace and has learned something about the best way to preserve it.

The plan is not to let the army and navy run down. Many members of the volunteer regiments sent to Cuba have re-enlisted in the regular army. The fault-finders are more numerous in political than in army circles. We suppose that our friend Brainerd will feel obliged to endorse Governor Leedy's revolutionary methods of forcing populism upon the state, but he will find himself in a hopeless minority even in his own party. Speaking of the special session Ed.

Hoch says: "It will be a session for revenue only." The only way we have of judging the future is by the past, and when we remember the record this legislature made two years ago, we quite agree with opinion. We have not been able yet to find a single populist in Phillips county who endorses the unwarranted assumption of authority of Governor Leedy in calling the legislature in special session at this time. We suppose, however, that the Herald this week will settle all difficulty on this matter. P. C.

Wagoner, of Beaver township, and Charley Turner, of Agra, the only men who ever represented the populist party in the legislature from Phillips county, are both opposed to the special session of the legislature now doing business in Topeka, and denounce it as an attempt to rifle the state treasury. Five more regiments of regulars have been ordered to Manilla with instructions to prepare for two or three years stay before returning to the United States. It don't look as though the McKinley administration was caring very much what foreign powers or the populist party thought about expansion. We are indebted to George W. Crane ef Topeka, the publishers, for a copy of Henry Inman's latest book-.

"A Pioneer from Kentucky." It is an interesting story of a Kentucky pioneer's trip to the Raton mountains, his experiences with the Indians and the family's home life. It is an interesting story by Kansas' most popular writer and early pioneer. Bryan baving been relieved of his command as colonel of the Third Nebrasica volunteers, has resumed his old position of talking. Billy will have to keep a close watch of things or young Carter Harrison will distance him in the first heat. The difference between Bryan and Harrison is, that Bryan tells what ought to be done while Harrison goes ahead without any ceremony or brass band and does something.

The people like a doer better than the fellow sho is always dealing in futures. Will Stanley abolish the board pardons? Will the politicians allow him to leave any office now in existence Independent. Now, Schuyler, be careful. You must remember that you and your paper were about the noisiest fellows in this neck o' the woods in telling how Mark Hanna was going to dictate the McKinley administration, but we havn't heard a word about it lately. You perhaps don't know it yet, but you will know before two years roll around, that a man by the name of Stanley is governor, and when he decides to do a thing it will be done, the office-hungry politicians of the state, of whatever party, to the contrary notwithstand- The farmers' institute of Franklin county was in session when Governor Leedy issued his call for the special session last week, and while it is composed largely of populists, Franklin being one of the strong pop counties, yet the farmers there assembled, composed of all political parties, promptly and without a dissenting vote passed the fellowing resolution: "Resolved, That we, citizens and tax payers of the state of Kansas, do hereby most emphatically set our seal of condemnation on the convening of the legislature in extraordinary session at this time, believing the action to be detrimental to our welfare and a needless expenditure of money.

Further, that coming so near the close of the outgoing administration and so near to the regular session of our legislative body, it leaves no foundation in fact for such action unless it be to furnish the last straw with which to break the camel's back. And we do thus resolve regardless of party fealty either past, present or The same would be the result of a similar meeting of Phillips county farmers, unless some of the self-appointed leaders would force themselves into the convention. The much talked of special session the legislature has at last become a ality, Governor Leedy having issued the call therefor last week, and houses being organized yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The constitution of the state wisely provided a way in which legislature might be called to when some extraordinary occasion quired the assembling of that body, never, do we think, did it enter theminds of the framers of that great document that any governor would SO far forget his duty to the ple of the great commonwealth of Kansas as to exercise this authority purely political purposes. In years that have passed it has seemed at times that an extraordinary emergency arisen which really called for the exercise of this great power on the part the governor, but some means of cape has been discovered and the cessity of the great expense to the taxpayers of the state avoided.

And in the history of Kansas this extraordinary power has been used only three times. We now have a case where the governor of the state, purely for partisan political reasons, has called the legislature together just three weeks before the regularly elected law-making body of the state is to be convened in regular session under the law. This call the governor was issued after a very large majority of the people of the state had repudiated his re-election to the high office which he holds, and after the same sovereign people had elected new law-making body in which only five of the old members retain their seats. The people have said by their ballots that they have had enough Leedy, enough of the old legislature and a great plenty of the wild, insane ideas of populism in Kansas, yet within three weeks of the time for Mr. Leedy's successor to be inaugurated and the new legislature to assemble regularly under the constitution and the law, this man, in absolute and utter disregard of the expressed will of the peoof Kansas, calls a legislature to meet for the sole purpose of endeavorto stay the rapid decline of the populist party.

In his call the governor does not even pretend that any extraordinary emergeney has arisen, but gives as his only reason for saddling this enormous debt upon the tax-payers of Kansas, that he secured pledges enough from memof the house and senate to justify in the belief that a populist caucus railroad law would be enacted. Just what this law is to be nobody knows, of course. Nor have we any assurance that the governor would sign the bill when it is so passed. The only absolute certainty that we have as to this special session is that the senate will confirm all of the recess appointments of Governor Leedy and thus secure for them a little longer lease of official life. If this is all we are to receive from this session of the legislature, the tax payers could well afford to pay the pop state office holders a good pension during the remainder of their terms and have done without this session.

In our judgment this act of Governor Leedy is the most unwarranted assumption of authority that has ever been exercised by any official in Kansas is an absolutely dangerous precedent and should be characterized as such by the people of Kansas in public meetings, held in every township in the state, even before the special session completes its work. The Living United -Now The Dead. That Special Session. One of the most remarkable declarations ever made by the chief executive of the nation was that which fell from the lips of President McKinley- before the Georgia legislature yesterday, when in view of the fraternity and the harmony existing between the living, who stood face to face thirty-five years ago, he called for an extension of that same consideration for the dead-Confederates as well asFederals. It is needless to say that, as tho president spoke with measured accent and impressive mien, his words went straight to the hearts of his hearers, as proven by the tremendous outburst of applause which greeted them, and that the glimpse of restored anion and fraternity which we caught through the smoke of El Caney as ex-Confederate General Wheeler led the men in blue, had become a reality for all time.

Not only were the men living who had marched in serried ranks from battlefield to battlefield, brought together and made to feel as brothers and as Americans, but the silent hosts of those gone could be imagined moving around in the mysterious air breathing benediction upon this achievement of brotherhood and restored felicity. The idea of the president is the most felicitious, and most felicitious because it comes from him. A Federal soldier who fought for the Union during the long four years of strife; whose, campaigning led him up to the yawning intrenchments of the very city in which he speaks, he had a right to speak for the men upon whose shoulders rests the victory of that occasion. As a republican and a man of northern birth, representing the dominant party, as it came out of the war, he is qualified to speak for the men who answered the call of Abraham Lincoln and for those Americans who saw their duty from another side than that which was presented to us. As president of the United States, one who had camped upon tented field, placed in office by the republican party through votes cast almost solidly for him in the northern states, it was the height of patriotism for him to set aside as emergency dictated, every feeling of partisanship, of rivalry, or of personal antagonism, and to speak to Americans whether their fate 1 be cast upon the Great lakes, within sound of Pacific shores or along the coast of the South Atlantic! All honor, then, must be accorded a chief magistrate who, so circumstanced as Mr.

McKinley, yet has not only been broad enough and bold enough to open out his arms to receive the living, 1 but who would spread his kindness and benediction upon the graves of the gallant men who fought for their principles, no matter under what flag they marched. -Atlanta Constitution (Dem.) Vincent-Standard. It is with pleasure that we announce the marriage of Miss Susie, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.

H. Vincent, of Marvin, to Rev. D. Everette Standard, of Norton. The ceremony which united these two young lives as one was performed by Rev.

C. A. Davis, of Logan, at high noon yesterday at the home of the bride's parents and in the presence of a nice company of invited guests. The bride has been raised from infancy in this county, and has always made her home with her parents at Marvin. She is one of the bright, intelligent, lovable and lovely girls of Phillips county.

She is educated and refined, and is everyway splendidly equipped to make her home the most charming place in the world for her husband. Mr. Standard is the young Methodist misister who held such a successful series of meetings over in the Bow Creek district this year. He has been called to the ministry of the First Methodist church at Medford, Oklahoma, where he and his bride will be at hone to their friends after Christmas. They leave tomorrow morning from this city for their new home.

The best wishes 0 the DISPATCH family go with these people as they start upon the journey of life, and we commend them to the good people of Medford, their new home. Baptist Church Notes. Annual business meeting and roll call will be held on Dec. 28th in the afternoon. Christmas entertainment for children Saturday evening at 7 o'clock.

Services for Sunday, Dec. 25: Sunday school at 10 a. preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.

young people's meeting at 6:30 p. mid-week prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:30. John Collins, who is on trial in Topeka for killing his father, was a classmate of Frank Pratt, of this city, while at the university, and Frank informs us that he was one of the brightest boys in the class and always a great favorite. He says opinion as to his guilt is as much divided among his college classmates as in any othor part of the state. Notice of Annual Election.

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 24th, 1899, there will be held the regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Frst National Bank of Phillipsburg, Kansas, for the purpose of electing the directors of said bank for the ensuing year. W. D. GRANGER, 16-tt Cashier. Mrs.

S. A. Thurston, of Topeka, who was recently appointed administratrix of the estate of Ella Green, 1S in the city today looking after the interests of that estate. Mrs. Thurston is one of the best known women in the state and possesses wonderful business ability.

For all coughs and colds: Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, The medicine tried for 60 years is the medicine you can afford to try. I To The Holiday Trade. Christmas is coming. Now is the time to look for that present you are going to give. GEO.

JAMES have it right now--call and tell them to lay it away for you. You can't help but be suited--variety, quality and quantity! Largest assortment ever found in one stock in the west. Don' fail to all early and often. Yours Respectfully, Geo. Keep your eyes on our ad in this paper And keep your boat in motion and land it ashore at our store and you will see our low prices on all classes of goods.

Will be a faithful pilot at the wheel to save you money enough to fill your house with X-mas prespresents for the whole family. Ladies need not send off for samples to buy nice dresses. We have the goods in stock in patterns to suit you, in 6 1-2 to 8 yard patterns, from $3.50 to $10 per pattern. We have just received a new shipment of ladies wraps. We have two of the largest stocks of goods in the county (Agra and Phillipsburg.) We do not go very far east to buy our goods--only to Chicago---but we'll sell you goods for less money than anyone on the same class of goods.

Come and see and be convinced. Thanking you for your trade in the past, we'll work hard to please you in the future. A. HANDY Co. ing.

Postmaster Drumhiller. Major Wm. Drumhiller has been appointed postmaster of the city of Logan and will be able to take his office as a New Year's present. Major Drumhiller is one of the old citizens of Logan, and one of the unrewarded, hard-working Republicans of the county. We are get even a small recompense glad to see this worthy old Republican of faithful work for the party.

Drum will make a good postmaster, and the patrons of the office should be proud of the appointment, which we feel certain they are. Every pop office-holder in the state has some kind of a scheme ready to keep him in his job. To protect officeholders and blackmail corporations is all they are meeting for. la Christmas visit to Chillacothe. Mrs.

E. A Albaugh leaves Saturday for WANTED! J. M. Scott Son the horse buyers, will be in Phillipsburg on Monday, Jan. 2, '99.

Will pay the highest market price for good, sound, fat horses, mares and mules. Bring in your stock..

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About The Phillipsburg Dispatch Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: