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Brown County Star from Horton, Kansas • 2

Brown County Star from Horton, Kansas • 2

Brown County Stari
Horton, Kansas
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3ti A. B. CROCKETT, Attorney at Law. ers er, And it is an unquestionable act tha every mile of railway, built 'in Kansas during the past four years, for. which there was anv legitimate demand, or BROWH GQUiiTY STAR.


Prop. EAST FRONT STREET. that has been of real benefit orsnbstan tial value cither to the business of the 1 state, the prosperity of the railways their stockholders, would have been! INCl era GLASS, PAINT 3 OILS H6HDqQHR7RS ROR SCHOOL BOOKS. Ifiitjys Toilet and Fancy Articles, Etc. Brownlee Brothrs, PROPRIETORS OF THE Only First Class Stable Livery, Bus ant ixc lap in the city.

All orders left at the office, in barn, corner Vera. and will receive prompt attention. mi HUG-I1 CAUGHEY, i i Ji. o. H.

YERIAN, ANTD- Will fwjrikA in the State and Federal court? VJJcj corner Front and 31ain-sts. J. L. VAN METER, Justice of the Peace Office over Hopkins Grocery Company. West Front-st W.

8. R1DGELL, Constable. Collections promptly attended to. JIBS. S.

M.SWARTZLEONARI). Boarding by the day or u-eck at the lowest prices. South Horton MANLY IIARTLY, For the genuine Singer sewing machine and all kinds of repairiug. South Iliah-st O. A.

STEVENS, Boarding and Lodging. First house south of track. W. IT. YACHMANN, Boots and shoes made to order.

First-class sewinq work a specialty. Repairing neatly and promptly attended to. West Front-st. CHRIST MILLER, Groceries, cigars, tobacco and lunch counter. West Front-st.

11. A. MORNINGS, Automatic Gate. North Main-st. G.

W. CAMPBELL Is still running the bath rooms on West Vera street. Hot and cold baths at all times. Good lodginqfor day sleepers. J-Stf Call and see him.

E. J. BYERS, Furniture. Picture Frames, Window Shades, Etc. I Stf South High-st.

J. 1.1, LANCASTER, CandY FactorY I East Front Street. Keeps all kinds of fresh goods in his line, call and see me. Frank J. Johnson, ERY AND GONFECT Stews, 25 cents.

CALL ON J. W. M. Fraser, mercnan Corner Main and Vera-sts, CityMeatMarM CRAWFORD BRO'S, Prop's. Fresh and Salt Meats, Fresh Oysters and Celery West Front-st.

Horton, Kansas. T. W. CROSS, Photographer I do all kinds of work in this line, and in every case guarantee perfect satisfaction. Call and see samples.

Corner High and Delaware streets, HORTON, KANSAS. BAK I0NERY OYSTER Parlors. Tailor The only paper in Northeastern Kansas FRED STARR, A. S. ABBOTT, Pkoprietoi Editor.

HORTON, FEB. 5, 18S9. OF SUBSCRIPTION: One year, post paid $1.50 Six niontbs, Three Advertising rates giyen on application THE BALL AN CE OF IT. In his last message Gov. Martin em bodied the following, but it was too near to the poiut and too plainly told the tale for it to gain a very wide cir culation and as consequence but few were ever able to read it.

In it is explicitly set forth the very questions that are today worrying the minds of the average Kansas freeholder, and every man within her bounds should know the true status of the case. Head it and sae for your selves: KATES OF INTEREST. In my message to the of 1885, a recommendation was made that the legal rate of interest reduced and this recommendation was lenewed in my messages of 1886 and 1887. Laws to carry into effect this suggestion were introduced, hut failed to receive affirmative action. The rates of interest established by our laws, were fixed more than twenty yeary ago.

They are higher than in any other state in the union, exoept one, and the penalty they impose for usury is wholly inadequate. Kansas securities are equal to those of any other state. The conditions existing when the present legal rates of interest were fixed, have changed. There is no excuse for maintaining the present exce? sive rates of interest. They should be materially reduced.

Severe penalties should also be fixed to prevent and punish usury. Our laws on this subject are notoriously defective. I sincerely trust that when your session ends it can no longer be said that Kansas allows a higher contract rate for interest, and imposes a smaller penalty for usury than any other state in the lion, xlnd as nearly all the members of the present legislature were elected on a platform which explicitly declares tavor of a reduction or oxistmg rates of interest and the imposition of severe penalties for usury, this 'subject will, no doubt, receive your early and favorable attention. MORTGAGE LAWS. The laws concerning mortgages need revision, and radical improvement.

It should require something more than a mortgage to steal a man's farm, either in this or any other state. Apraise- ment of property before its sale under foreclosure, should be surrounded by the most stringent limitations, to protect the interests of the debtor, and the right of redemption should not only be extended, but made secure. Our chat- tie mortgage laws invite outrages on property rights that are flagrant as grand larceny, and the wrong and in justice that has been done under the shield of these laws, is a disgrace to eivi ized government. Our mortgage laws should be generally remodeled, so as to protect the interests aiid rights of debtors and mortgagors, against the greed and inhumanity of creditors and mortgagees. MUNICIPAL DEBTS AND TAXATIOX.

In my messages to the legislatures of 188o and 1887 1 called attention at some ieugth to the enormous asre'rearate of our municipal debts, and earnestly urg ed that stringent restrictions and limi tation be put upon the debt creating and tax-levying powers of counties, townships, cities and school districts In my message to the legislature of 18S7 I pointed out the fact that these muni cipal debts were largely created by vot ing bonds to aid in building railroads. and urcjed that all autnomv to vote or issue such bonds be revoked, except in counties having no railway lines within their limits. The legislature of 1885 took no ac tion on this subject. The legislature of 1S87 enacted a lawreduemsrthe limit of such aid from $4,000 to $2,000 pe'r mre, Dut unfortunately this law, bv its own provisions did not go into effeet until July 1st, 1887. The steady and enormous growth of our municipal indebtedness amnlv jus tifies all the recommendations touching this subject in the messages referred to.

On the 1st of July, 1884, the county bonds and warrants outstanding aggregated $8,065,748.29, township bonds and warrants, city bonds and warrants, 2,748,714 50 making an aggregate municipal indebtedness of On thelstof July, 1886. the aggregate of this indebtedness had increased to $17,779,299.42, and on the 1st July, 1S88, it had reached the appalling im of 531,107,646.90. with $373,712 03 in sinking funds, making the net municipal indebtedness to be yet provided for, $30,733,934.87. The county bonds outstanding July 1. 1888, aggregated and the county warrants.

$732,983 37; town ship ben Is outstanding, $7,162,002.65, and township warrants city londs outstanding-, $5,224 307 40. and city warrants. $164:168 66; school district bonds outstanding. $4,513,237.59 and school district warrants $41,393 65 making a total, as aboye stated, of $31,107,60 90. In other municipal indebtedness of Kansas has been doubled since, in Januray, 18S5, I called the attention of the legislature to this subject and unged that the most stringent restrictions and limitations be put upon the debt reacting and tax levying powers of all municipalities.

It seems to me, in view of the facts and figures presented, that it is the im perative duty ot the legislature to at once repeal every Jaw authorizing the creation of mui.icipal debts for any pur pose whatever, except, perhaps, the building of school houses. "Pay as you go ought to be. henceforth, the motto of eve -y municipality in the state. RAILROAD BOXD VOTING. Fully four-fifths of all the count v.

township and city bonds issued have been voted t3 aid in the buildins- of railroads. It is reasonably certain that three-fourths of the railway milease constructed during the past four years wouiu nave neen mull ir not a sms- dollar of municipal aid Had been voted. DEALER IX Harness, Saddles, "Whips, Blankets Robes. North Main Street. Setond Dcor North of Horton Bank.

Pi ce Ul i i Ul 3 Ul CD ql 0 CD 0 Ul a a Ul 5 I I CD Ul 0 pH Pi St S3 S3 TV 'ft wk The only First-class hotel in the city. B. C. SMITH, Prop, Rates, $2 per day. North Horton, Kas, TRADE WITH THE Rock Island Hardware Co.

A first-class stoek of Hardware, Tinware, and Stoves, always kept in stock, ialty of TIX WORK, We make a gpec-lml CHAS. RAYFIELD, Cor. Vera sr.iil Grant-sts. Confectionery, Cigars, Notions, Etc. Hortoaj Kans.

PASCHAL HorwooD; KEIfXEKUK-ST. Livery, Feed AND SALE STABLE. Torses bought and sold, or handled on commission. House. Firs Hole class orton, Kansas.

constructed without the stimulus of dollar of municipal bonds. Kansas long ago passed the period when the fictitious stimulus orf municipal bonds was necessary to secure the building of legitimate railway lines. The decade of war ended in .1885, and thr.l of doubt or experiment closed in 1S75. From that year to the present time ro intelligent citizen of the United State i mis. ever questioned the resources doubted the prosperous development or jvausas.

aoiiar ot municipal bonds the past eight yeai to stimulate the building of has been a useless and unnecessary burden. Sagacious railway managers and builders understood, perfectly, what an inviting field Kansas offered to common carriers, and they would have occupied' this field promptly and systematically, as the rapidly increasi: commerce of the state demanded rail ways for And, if ti.o recommendation made to the legislature in 1885. touching municipal indebtedness, had been favorably acted upon. Kansas would have had, today, all the railway lines necessary or important in rtupui ciuji net comraeire, wmie on the otherhandher municipalities would have been burdened with fully less of bonded indebtedness Commissioner Wilder's Conspiracy. One of the most shameful exhibitions of subserviency of a high office to th gratification of a malicious prejudice, has been the slanderous and untruth' ul assertions made by Commissioner Wilder the Modern Woodmen of America.

He cannot plead ignorance, for its aims and objects were fully explained to him over one year ago; the laws, leaflets, were fur nished to him and he was courteously-asked if there were any requirements of law to be complied with, as the Mod ern Woodmen of America obeys the laws of every state (if the state has any laws regulating such societies,) in which its camps are located. Mr. Babcock who graced that position before Wilder got in, politely wrote in reply to a sim ilar letter, that the laws of the state ivansas exempts fraternal organiza tioas. But Wilder, instead of emulat ing his predecessor, took the opportu nity to show his mercenary servility to the money making co-operative death rattle associations, in which he is per sonally interested, by writing an in suiting, false, libelous and malicious reply that was unbecoming a gentleman much less a public othcer; he did not answer the question, but evaded it. Wilder's spite, it seems, was still un satisfied, for on the same day he wrote that letter there appeared a scirruloa article in two of the Topeka papers At about the same time it was copied in-Wilder's own paper at Hiawatha Such an exhibition of mendacity; has seldom been witnessed.

It is perhaps unnecessary to add that the Woodmen neglected to advertise in "Wilder's betore writing to the "Commis sioner," TILE JAMESON CONSPIRACY. And now comes the second chapter of this "Commissioner's despicable cuss edness. John W. Defford," of Ottawa writes to Wilder that the Woodmen re fuse to pay an Upon this, without inquiring into the matter. this Commissioner assured the news paper fraternity that all of the require meats of the certificate of deceased had been complied with, that it being a se cret society the laws could not reach i and there, was no redress, then proceeds to brand the several hundreds of members in that stale as 4 'fools dupes," etc.

TIIH TRUTH THE MATTER Is, that in January last a Camp was in stnuted at uttawa. Mr. Jameson was one of its charter members and received a $3,000 certificate. Like other similar order3, if. an assessment is not paid within 30 days the member is suspend ed and his certificate is void until he reinstates himself.

Good health and payment of all arrearages are essentials to this. Six assessments were called up to the date of his death. The Camp only paid two of them, it havm? ceased paying in March, The clerk of the Camp states that deceased knew he was no longer a member, he being so noti fied by the Head Clerk, but he took no steps to renew his membership; in fact it can be proven that he never intended to. In September, six months after he had ceased to be a member, Jameson died he was found dead. Before it made known two asssssments were paid to the clerk of the defunct Camp.

Jnow John w. Deilord takes the case and waites to his excellency, the "Pooh Bah" of the departments. It is just about three years since Mr. Low, of the Rock Island railroad, mad his appearance in lopeka and applied tc tfre legislature for the nrivilece of extending the lines of that road Into Kansas. There were but few who at that time had the faintest idea of what the result of that application would be.

If the lines which have been built in Kansas during the past four 'years had befen pointed out on the map, the person who would have foretold such an extension would have been counted insane. But it has all been accomplished and it is safe to say that no road was ever built in so good and perfect a manner as that has been. A young man by the name of Will Ze'iler suicided shooting himself at the Central Hotel, in this city, this morning, ticulars, We did not learn the par- Rienecker Miller, Keeps all kinds of Fresh and Salt 1 Constantly on hand. Wrir Sprechen Deutsch. IE Frances J.

Miller. West Horton, Kes. FIRS Boardinq House Good lodging, tc. Mr tables North McCOHMICK WELLEIJ. DEALERS IX Hard and Soft AND WOOD.

Also Real Estate Po'jght ari Sold. Houses for rent or for sals on siiuill monthly payments. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Public scales and ofuce corner High and Front streets. M.

MARSHALL Furnished Booms AND Lodging Day or Night. Over Crystal Palace Billiard Hall South Illgh-st. HOPKINS GROCERY COMPANY. 112 West Front-st, Horton, Kansas. F- RILEY.

The Ciinmpioa CEILING- ARTIST, OF THE CITY, Has just selected the finest decorations of the season irom S. A. Maxwell Chicago, and will do your work in the best stvle and at prices down to bedrock. J. B.

REESE, Prop, South Horton Wood Yards. Wood for the Thousands. with the best. Cheapest house In town. TIMMERIIOFF DE BORD, Successors to M.

M. WALLINGFOKD. Manufaefsrers of and Dealers in Smokers Articles and Tobacco. South Horton, Kas. J.

H. MILLER outh Main-st. J. H. JACKSON, (Opposite Star Printing- Best Horseshoer the City.

General Repairing done- ai re90nabl. prices. GIGAR.

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