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MOTTO All The Nctts When It Is Neirs.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1910.
IS DENIED HONOR OF PRESIDING
OVER REPUBLICAN STATE
'OLD GUARD' REJECT COLONEL
Vlce-Preiident Sherman Is Chosen by
Vote of 20 to 15 to Be Temporary
Chairman at Saratoga on Septem
New York. Col. Theodore Roose
velt's name was presented for the of
fice of temporary chairman of the Re
publican state convention at the meet
ing of the Republican state committee
Tuesday, but his' selection for that
honor was lost by a vote of 20 to 16.
Vice-President Sherman was chosen
unanimously to act as temporary pre
Let by State Chairman Woodruff
and William Barnes, Jr., of Albany, the
"Old Guard" encompassed the defeat
of Colonel Roosevelt, whom several of
the state leaders charged with attempt
Ing to dictate the fortunes of the party
In tb.3 state.
After the meeting had been called
to order and the time and place of the
state convention had been decided,
William Barnes, Jr., offered a resolu
tion presenting the name of Vice-President
Sherman for temporary chairman
of the convention.' Lloyd C. Orlscom
moved to substitute the name of Col
onel Roosevelt and moved also that
the vote be postponed.
After much debate the motion to
postpone was defeated by a vote of 12
to 23. The resolution to make Colonel
Roosevelt temporary chairman then
was lost by 20 to 15, following which
Vice-President Sherman was unani
mously chosen for temporary presiding
officer. Mr. Grlscom and Henry Mack
of New York not voting.
The state committee adjourned to
meet September 26 at Saratoga,
Commenting upon the action of the
committee In rejecting the name of
Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. Grlscom said:
"I presented the name of the former
president after consulting him. The
place of the temporary chairman was
obviously his, not only by virtue of his
having been president of the United
States, but because of the signal serv
ices rendered by him to the Republi
can party in New York state. Mr.
'Roosevelt was anxious to engage In
the political campaign In this state,
and his name at the bead of the con
vention would have lent extraordinary
prestige to the meeting and would
have been of incalculable value to the
party throughout the state.
"The action fcreshadows many pri
mary contests, as It Is -obvious that
those voting to deny him the office of
temporary chairman will have to ac
count to the enrolled Republicans of
their respective districts for their ac
tion. "There was no question of Indorsing
or not Indorsing the administration. If
an effort Is made to show that the
choice of Vice-President Sherman Is
an Indorsement, whereas the choice of
Colonel Roosevelt would not have
been, it must of necessity fall, as Mr.
Roosevelt's views regarding the con
duct of public affairs by his successor
are well known."
TROOPS TO COMBAT FLAMES
Soldiers Are Rushed to National For.
ests In Northwest to Fight
Washington. Forest fires In the
northwest, threatening destruction to
human life and to millions of dollars'
worth of property, haVe alarmed offi
cials of the interior department and
In response to appeals from the
fire zones additional United States sol
diers were Saturday rushed to assist
in combating the flames.
The soldiers have been dispatched
to the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Lewis
and Clark, Mont., Wallows, Mont, and
Colvllle, Wash., national forests; tht.
Flathead Indian reservation, Mon
tana, and the Glacier National park,
Montana. The troops have been
spread over the entire fire belt and
Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff of
the army, has informed the Interior
department and forest service officials
that the assistance of the army will
be given In meeting the emergency to
-the limit of the number of soldiers
available. If necessary.
Spokane, Wash. At Wallace, Idaho,
hundreds of pounds of dynamite, hung
to the limbs of trees on high points
surrounding the city and exploded In
the hope that the effect might produce
rain to check the devastation wrought
by forest fires, Is said to have had a
result, for rain began falling Sunday
for the first time In two months. The
fall has been heavy.
A dispatch from Stiles, Idaho, says
the situation In the Elk City district
Is the worst in the history of that
region. Under the high winds in the
mountains for the last two days and
nights the forest fires are burning
with fury. The whole country In the
vicinity of Elk City is ablaze.
One Dead, 35 Hurt In Wreck.
Nevada, Mo. One man, a negro,
was killed and 35 persona were In
jured Tuesday when the tender of
Missouri Pacific passenger train No.
209 jumped the track 11 miles north
Hurley Dead at Carlsbad.
Topeka, Kan. A cablegram from
Carlsbad, Austria, Tuesday announced
the death of James E. Hurley, general
manager of the Santa Fe railroad.
(Death was caused by heart dl-
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FIYE INJURED B C, HI3T S
COLUMBUS TRACTION COMPANY
8USPEND ALL TRAFFIC.
Mayor Declares He Will Not Call for
Troops Conductor Fires
Columbus, O. Rioting wni resumed
In this city Sunday night and one
man was fatally shot and five oth
ers Injured. So fierce was the vio
lence of the crowds that all street car
traffic was abandoned during the
Mayor Marshall again declared that
he would not call for troops. He said
police would continue to ride the cars.
Rioting started at Shtller park, where
a band concert was being theld. A
mob gathering In Mohawk avenue
blockaded the car tracks and stopped
the cars. Jeering mobs gathered
about the crews and a fight started.
Motornian L. S. Duvall was struck In
the head with a brick, and fell uncon
scious In the street Conductor W. P.
Miller and Motorman L. P. Evans of
another car, were also attacked., and
severely bruised by sticks and rocks.
When two automobile loads of po
lice arrived the crowd numbered about
6,000 people. Three rioters were ar
rested. When John J. Gallagher, a con
ductor, was called "scab" by a crowd
near Saint Clair avenue, he turned to
a woman sitting behind him. She
handed him a huge revolver which
she took from a valise at her Bide. He
then began firing Into the crowd. The
woman, tall and handsome, stood up
and cried "Give It to them. Jack."
Just then an automobile load of po
lice drove up. Gallagher and the
woman were placed under arrest In
the woman's valise were fonnd two
more revolvers and ammunition. She
said her name was Anna Gallagher,
the motorman's wife.
At the police station Gallagher and
his wife were released on bond, fur
nished by the railroad company.
Emmet Hoover was shot through
the leg by a motorman, whom the
crowd tried to drag off and beat
BELGIAN EXPOSITION BURNS
100,000 People In Panic Two Persona
Are Killed and Forty Injured,
Brussels. One hundred thousand
visitors were thrown Into a
panic by a fire that wiped out the en
tire Belgian exposition. Two persons
are known to be dead and 40 Injured,
The flames started In the French
section and had gained considerable
headway before they were discovered.
The instant the alarm was give, the
100,000 persons at the exposition be
came panic-stricken and a wild rush
was made for the exits.
The people fought and struggled In
a maddened attempt to get out of the
place. Many of those hurt received
their Injuries by falling to the floor
and being trampled upon by the
Brussels. As a result of the partial
destruction of the Belgian exposition
by fire Sunday night, the executive
committee at a meeting held Monday
decided to close the fair until the
ruins of the burned sections could be
cleared away, when the exposition will
again be opened.
It Is impossible to estimate the dam
age caused by the fire that wiped out
the falry-like structures and caused
two deaths and thirty injuries.
The losses, however, will not be so
great as was at first believed, when
during the excitement of the confla
gration they were estimated roughly
The entire Belgian and British sec
tions; the whole Kerroesse of Brus
sels, the Coney Island of the exposi
tion, with water chutes, toboggan
slides and other special entertain
ments, and everything west of the
Avenue des Nations, were destroyed,
but by heroic work of the firemen and
troops and the use of dynamite in
blowing up buildings in the path of
the flames, the fire was checked.
Practically everything In the Ameri
can, Danish, Russian, Norwegian, Aus
trian, Japanese, Turkish and Swiss
sections was saved. Only the facades
and about one-third of the entire
French section were burned. The
British loss !s heavy.
Fortunately the most valuable art
treasures, which had been loaned to
the exposition or acquired by it, were
removed beyond the reach the flames
and the pillaging criminals who at
tempted to take advantage of the dis
FOUR KILLED IN COLLISION
Passenger on Western Pacific Crashes
Into Wcrk Train st Oakland,
Cal. Twenty Injured.
fun Francisco. As the result of a
rrolllsinn between a Western Pacific
pnBBenger train with a work train In
Oakland Friday night four persons
were killed and 20 Injured.
Cliu. Kl . m Durnla,
Penistn, Tex. Mistaking his niece
for a burglar when i;he went In the
q ilvlnlt of water T T. unt.
y ai u . w - i v
son Monday shot and killed Minnie
Black, ageu uuriueu. m i-retsion JJCUCJ,
near im ins.
Eleven Hurt In Car Crash.
Minirnra Falls. N. Y. At least eleven
people were more or less Injured, soma
quite seriously, when two cars came
nether head-on Monday on the gorge
railroad three-quarters of a mile norm
of this city.
Hit Subjects Want Him
34 DEAD IN WRECK
EXCURSION AND FREIGHT TRAINS
CRASH AT 8AUJON
108 PERSONS ARE INJURED
Lives of 1,200 Persons Are Jeopardized
by Open Switch Most of Killed
Were 8chool Girls Returning Frofn
Paris. An excursion train was
wrecked at Saujon Sunday and 34
persons, many of them school girls,
were killed and 80 others were In
jured, several of them fatally.
The accident came without warning
and in the wild panic that followed
(he crash many of the passengers
were trampled upon" and probably
fatally Injured. Speeding at 60 miles
an hour, the excursion train with
1,200 passengers on board, struck an
open switch and before the engineer
realized the peril, smashed into a side
tracked freight train.
A relief train, with all the available
doctors, was rushed to the scene.
The uninjured passengers aided In
dragging out the dead and Injured.
An emergency hospital was estab
lished at the side of the track and
everything possible was done to aid
Most of those on board were school
girls returning from tholr vacations.
Their frenzied efforts to aid their In
jured comrades only served to In
crease the excitement and hampered
the doctors considerably in the work
The engineer and fireman tried to
jump as the crash came, but were
pinned In the wreckage. The boiler
exploded and many were scalded by
the boiling water.
An Investigation Is being made to
place responsibility for the wreck. It
Is claimed that there was no signal to
warn the engineer that the switch was
So many were the victims that at
first only those who had been serious
ly hurt received medical attention. As
fast as they were attended they were
put aboard the relief train and rushed
to Bordeaux, where they were placed
SEEK FOR GALLAGHER'S AID
New York Police Have Theory Assail
ant of Mayor Gaynor Had
New York. New York police are
engaging themselves with the theory
that James J. Gallagher, the would-be
assassin of Mayor Gaynor, had an ac
complice. Gallagher denies this.
Mayor Gaynor will be taked to the
Adlrondacks as soon as his condition
permits, but whether he will undergo
an operation to remove the bullet be
fore his trip to the mountain- has not
Secretary Robert Adamson said
Monday the mayor seemed stronger.
Now that the patient Is taking more
nourishment and his sleep is better
his attendants feel that he will re
cruit his strength rapidly. His ap
petite Is good.
Mrs. Gunness Found Again.
Laporte, Ind. Mrs. Belle Gun
ness la in Galeon, Okla., according
to a letter received by Chief Melnke
from a Galcon woman who says she
Elect New Monon President.
New York. Fairfax Harrison, vice
president of the Southern Railroad
company, Tuesday was elected presi
dent of the Chicago, Indianapolis and
Louisville railway, to succeed the late
Ira G. Rawn, who. was shot in his
home In Chicago under mysterious
circumstances a few weeks ago.
President of Chill Dead.
Berlin. President Montt of Cblll
died here Tuesday. He was on the
way to Bad Nauhelm, having suffered
with heart disease for soma time.
to Have a Bully Time.
PAUPERISM IS INDIAN PERIL
SALES OF LANDS WOULD MEAN
RED MEN'S RUIN.
Cecil Lyon Tells Gore Inquiry Com
mittee His Connection With
Sulphur. Okla. Witnesses testi
fied before the Gore congressional
Indian land Investigating committee
that If the Indian lands in Oklahoma
were sold and the $30,000,000 proceeds
were turned over to the Indians In
cash, the state within ten years would
be flooded with paupers.
It was asserted that rnnnv nf trrn In.
dians who signed the McMurray con
tracts, allowing a ten per cent "attor
ney fee" to J. F. McMurray and his
associates, were financially Irresponsi
ble. They would soon squander the
cash. It was declared, and within &
few years the Country would be con
fronted with the problem of how to
take care of them.
Except for the appearance on the
stand of Cecil A. Lyon. Republican
national committeman of Texas, the
witnesses were all Indians. Mr. Lyon
told of his financial interest In the old
tribal McMurray contracts, which pro
vided for a ten per cent, fee, but which
were disapproved by President Roose
velt in 1908.
Asked if he had been Invited by Mc
Murray to join In the deal because of
bis political Influence and his ac
quaintance with Mr. Roosevelt Mr.
Lyon said he supposed he was, but
be also attributed the Invitation to
his business ability.
Many Chlckasaws testified they
were willing to give McMurray as high
?.s 25 per cent attorney's fees It h
would sell the land within a year.
BROWNE TRIAL IS HALTED
Judge Keraten Orders Investigation In.
to Charges of Jury Tampering
In Bribery Case.
Chicago. Denouncing efforts of In
terested persons to Influence Jurymen
in the Lee O'Nell Browne trial as a
travesty on justice, Judge KerBten
Tuesday excused an entire panel of
veniremen until an Investigation could
be made. '
His action was taken after almost
two-thirds of the last panel had ad
mitted that there had been attempts
made to Influence them toward a de
cision favorable to Browne.
Judge KerBten called each of the
veniremen by name and asked If he
had boen approached. Nearly every
one said "Yes," and Judge Keraten
then dismissed the entire panel.
STEAMERS CRASH; 39 PERISH
Thirty-Two Passengers and Seven Sea
men Drown When Vessels Col
lide In Fog.
Gibraltar. Thirty-two of the passen
gers and seven of the crew of the
Spanish steamship Martoa were
drowned In the sinking of the ship
oli Tarlfa point at the entrance to
the Straits of Gibraltar, Tuesday.
The Martos was In collision with
the German steamer Eba In a dense
fog. She foundered a few minutes
after being struck. The survivors
wore landed here.
A dense fog prevailed at the time
of the collision.
Nine of tho victims on the Martos
were first-cabin passengers. The other
23 passengers who perished were In
Killed In Motorcycle Crash.
Columbus O. Ralph U. Stltts,
twenty-one years old, Tuesday col
lided with an Ohio electric onr vrfiilo
riding a tandem motorcycle. He died
of his Injuries within a few hours.
His companion was badly lAirt.
8tock 8oars to $10,000,000.
Jefferson City, Mo. The Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Terminal Railroad
company of St. Louis Tuesday filed
with the secretary of state a certifi
cate of Increase In the capital stock
from $100,000 to $10,000,000.
VIOLATES THE E
UNION PACIFIC TURNS DOWN ITS
Rules for Fraternal Men's Drills at
the State Fair. Other Matter
at the State Capital.
Attorney General Thompson has
complained to the railway commis
sion that a Union Pacific railroad con
ductor refused to accept mileage
from a book bought by the attorney
general more than one year ago. The
railway commission will go after the
railroad company for violating the
Knowles law, which provides that
railroads shall issue 1,000 miles of
transportation for $20, the mileage
books to be good In any person's
hands for two years from date of sale.
The Union Pacific and other roads af
ter delay, placed such books on sale,
but seek to override the law by limit
ing their use for one year. '
It Is said t!ie railroads have strict
ly enforced the one year limit and ac
cept the unused mileage at the end of
one year as payment upon a new $20
Assistant Attorney General George
Ayers was on official business when
he presented a one-year book to a
Unlou Pacific conductor. The mile
age was refused and Mr. Ayers paid
his fare In cash. The penalty for a
violation of the Knowles law is a fine
of from $100 to $500.
Drills at the State Fair.
Following are the rules governing
the competitive drill of fraternal so
cieties at the Nebraska State Fair
All teams wishing to enter the
above contest may do so do by noti
fying H. J. Gildersleve, 306 Fraternity
building, Lincoln, on or before Sep
tember G. No entrance fee will bo
charged; tickets of admission to the
grounds will be furnished captains
only for the actual number taking
part In drill. The entry list must
give the names of the captains, and
the number of persons constituting
their teams. The selection of Judges
who are to act without, compensation
will be made by the board f man
agers of the Sttte Hoard of Agricul
ture from recommendation made from
the head offices of the society repre
sented. The Judges when appointed will
meet and agree on the rules for scor
ing the contest, subject to the handi
cap adopted by the Boaid of Agri
culture, and the decision of these
Judges shall be final. The captains
shall draw for their turn to appear
for drill by lot; the drill will take
place on the race track on Tuesday
morning, September G, beginning at
10 a. m.
The handicaps are as follows:
"Teams having won first prize at any
state fair meeting since 1902 will be
handicapped seven points; teams
composed entirely of men, five
points; of ladles and gentlemen, two
and one-half points; entirely of
ladles, no handicap."
Nebraska National Guard.
W. B. Throop, general superintend
ent of the Burlington, has written Ad
jutant Ocneral Ilartlgan that railroad
employes belonging to the Nebraska
National guard will be permitted to
go to Fort Itlley, except where such
vacations would cripple the service.
Complaint was made that two guards
men employed In the Wymore offices
were unable to get leave of absence.
Mr. Throop replied that the office was
now tihort-handed nnd that the loss of
either man would be serious
Committees Are Working.
Nothing has been heard of the
work of tho committees soma time
ago appointed at the Nebraska con
servation In the state. It is said, how
ever, that all the committees are at
work, and that perhaps little wjll be
heard of what they are doing until
the next meeting of the legislature
when some of the reports of the com
mittees will be brought to the atten
tion of the legislature.
Governor Accepts Invitation.
Governor Shallenborger has been
asked to be tho guest of the commit
tee In charge on the occasion of the
visit of Colonel Roosevelt to Omaha
on September 2 next. He has writ
ten to Victor Kosewater, chairman of
the committee, saying he will accept
Johnson Granted More Time.
The secrct'tries of the state board
of health have grunted Dr. V. it.
Johnson of Lincoln a continuance of
thirty days la the matter of a tom
pluint asking the board to revoke his
certificate to practice medicine.
Dogs Are Increasing.
Dogs have kept pace with tho grow
ing prosperity of tlio Btate and not
only has this class of property In
creased In number, but also in value.
Last year all the dogs could have
been bought for $j9,350 If the value
placed upon them by tho assessors
had been paid, while this year the as
sessed vulue of the dogs of the state
la $G06,110. The average assessed
value last year was $1.00, and this
same figure U used In the computa
tion this year. There were assessed
last year a total of 111,530.
STATE ASSESSMENT. V
Thirteen Million Increase Over Last
The assessed value of all the prop
erty owned In Nebraska Is $411,958,
354. This Is an Increase over last
year of $12,972,535, the assessed value
fof 1909 being $398,985,819. The
amount of taxes the people Nebraska
will have to pay Into tno general fund
of the state And into the university
fund on the five mill levy Is $2,059,
791. The amount paid last year was
At its final meeting, the board or
dered the various counties to restore
to the assessment rolls deductions
that had been made by banks for bad
paper or bad securities held. This In
creased tho assessment of Douglas
county some $1,200,000 and affected
slightly several other counties.
The following table shows the as
sessed valuation, which Is one-fifth
of the actual value by counties for
the years 1909 and 1910:
Adnms $ .49R.3r.2 $ S.tMO.Ml
Antnlope 8.P75.415 4.105.017
Manner 352. M 3iX,14r
Walnu 397.4.19 435.474
Hnona R.Oiil.STS 5. 192.304
Hox Unite I.74S.7.H 1.777. .175
H.iv.1 IS14.3M ".51S.297
llrmvn 1.12H.971 1.252.324
HurTnlo 7.17.619 7.241.112
Hurt 6. 595. 331 5.719,319
Hutler S.S57.004 7,07.95
i'itnn It. 007. 965 8.0fiO,54
fedar 5.49S.149 5.737.579
Clmm H74.057 1.055.C45
flurry 2.67."SS 2.909.4M
t'lu-y.-nne 1.125.310 2. INS, 179
Clnv . 675.029 K.8I7.S20
'oUax 4.9R1.337 5.109.431
Cumin S.338.H4S S.455.02
rumor 7.I19.2 7.38H.81J
IhiUoln 2.571.035 2.615.015
Dtiwen 1.952.442 2.010.593
iMwnim 6.23.445 6,419.817
I'euel 1.437.504 836,559
I'lxim 4. OI2.75H 4.127.80il
Il(fO 8.307.478 8 506.211
Poutrlna :iri.755,733 37.68.387
I'uiKly 1.426.172 1.443,621
Fillmore 6.796.540 8,90,4n6
Franklin St.513.Ho3 2,K'i7,463
Frontier 2.699.4.CI 2.726.561
Furnas 4.222,963 4,267.703
Ours 10.091,416 11.060,14:.
Cat-den 74S, 123
Om-Meld 4S7.067 544,342
l(iKiir 2.143.450 1,173.734
tiraiit 672,428 702. 881
Orecloy 2.100.717 2.194,397
Hull ' 6.581.100 ' 6.821.081
lliiinllton 6.359.751 6.602.225
Harlan 3.660.710. 3.706.722
Haven 749.105 765.76Y
Hitchcock 1.848.470 1.889.32S
Holt S.6I6.28S ii,729,4.-i2
Hooker S9S.15II 437.367
Howard S. 712. 207 3.798.469
Jcffi'tnon 6.691.65:1 6.781,844
Johnson 4.306.892 4.280,424
Kiwrney 4.043.622 4.146.873
Keith 1,940.78 2,022.237
Kevn Palm 829.696 882.125
Ktmlwll 1.3S6.K7& 1.366.961
Knox 4.744.102 4.960,404
l.nm-anler 20.009,199 20.393,197
Lincoln 4.678.354 4,931,661
l,oKan 269.262 321,252
Loup 27 8,67" 296, 98S
Mmllnon 6.887,384 6.054.702
McVherson 230.233 353,164
Merrick 4,251.776 4,365.170
"Morrill 867,874 1,091.557
Nance 1 3.3094 3.372,178
Nemaha . (.337. 959 5.421 002
Nuckolls R.340.83 S.44,U'f
to S.444.589 7 8,636.782
I'nwnee 4.923.406 5.010.0S7
JVrklns 1.051,755 1,150.899
I'hclim 4,603,589 4.664.8)M
Pierre 4.039.316 4.176.213
Platte 7.541.939 7.753, 89g
Polk 4.852.416 ' 5.051.064
lied Willow 2.305.302 3.349,179
Hlchardnoil 6,902,399 7,004.221
Hock 837,373 911.638
Saline 7.200.774 7.367.762
Harpy 3.825,101 3.803.449
Sounder 9,362.236 9.628.992
Scott's Hlutt 1.526.625 1,671.805
Seward 6.828,297 7.005.632
Sheridan 2. 286.044 2.484.059
Sherman 2.669.326 2.761.506
Sioux 1.051,220 . 1.155.004
Stanton 3, 701, 935 3.824,572
Thayer 6.648,502 5.721.155
Thomas 457.368 482.599
Thurston 1.576.494 2.006,814
Vallev 2.947.163 3,061 629
WaKhlMBtim 5.033.143 5.228.134
Wavne 4.419.649 4.477.500
Webster 4,328,429 4.427.053
Wheeler 472.468 535.300
York 7.693,679 7.908,841
Total :1U8, 985,819 141 1,958,351
Increase, tl 2.972.635.
The amount to be paid into the gen
eral fund this year Is $1,795,430,
against $1,647,833 paid In last year.
The State Board of Equalization,
fixed the assessed valuation as above.
As a whole the taxes to be paid are
less this year than last, because the
board reduced the levy from 5H mills
to 5 mills, of this 4 mills Is for the
general fund. The university 1 mill
levy is fixed by law. While more
money will be paid Into the general
fund for the purpose of paying the
expenses of the state government, yet
the total amount to be paid for state
and university purposes is decreased
a total of $134,630.
Beer Signs Still Up.
In spite of the fact that Lincoln
has been without saloons now for
nearly a year trad a half there are
still a few beer signs hanging "high
and dry" over the side doors of places
where the wet goods were formerly
Nebraska's Poultry Wealth.
The poultry In Nebraska is valued
at 2.369,895. This is an Increase from
$1,839,485 in 1909, as reported by the
Stats Fair Plows.
In previous years the machinery
exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair
has been so great that It almost
seemed impossible to increase the
display, yet year after year more ex
hibitors have asked for space until
this year the scenes about that por
tion of the grounds will be far In
excess of all former years. Exhibitors
of this cluss each year are beginning
to discover that it Is the best way to
bring before the public their stock in
trade and each year Increases the do
mund for spuco.
Increase In Switching Rates.
Frank Hansom, attorney for the
Union Stock Yards company, filed a
brlof with the state railway commis
sion In defense of the increase in
switching rates which the stock yards
company wants the commission to ap
prove. The Updike Milling company
had previously raised the objection
that the switching affecting them bad
been put Into effect by the stock yards
company voluntarily and it was there
fore to be presumed that the rate waa
satisfactory. Hansom argues that
to not a proper presumption.
AILL USE NEWSPAPERS ONLY
Merchants of Kansas Coming to Con
elusion that Local Paper Is Only
Place to Advertise.
The merchants of Manhattan, Kan,
lave decided to turn down all faka
idvertlslng schemes, and will make
11 their announcements through the
The otly-tongued stranger who goes
to Manhattan to lusue a livery-stable
directory will receive no encourage
ment. The man who offers to paint
advertising on trees or barb wlra
fences at so much a letter will be
thrown through the transom.
The merchants of Abilene have fol
lowed suit, and will hereafter spend
no more money to have their names
painted on the town cows or on toy
balloons or on woodchucks.
The movement Is spreading and the
day Is at hand when all Kansas' mer
chants will adopt the safe and sane)
plan and do their advertising in the
It Is the only way to reach and In
terest the people who buy things. The
people read their home newspapers,
but they don't read telephone poles,
or cows or burbed wire fences. Ton
never yet saw a man seated by his
fireside reading a board fence or the
side of a barn to his children.
STOP AND THINK A MINUTE
After Reading This You Will Agree
That Your Home Merchant De
serves Your Patronage.
When your church gives an enter
tainment who buys a ticket from youT
Your Home Merchant.
When your union gives a dance
who buys a ticket of youT
Tour Home Merchant.
When you raise a subscription for
a aick or needy brother who heads
Tour Home Merchant
When yourself or some one of your
family Is sick and your pay day en
velope won't reach around who give
Tour Home Merchant.
.. Did you .ask,, the- mall order man
to help your church, buy a ticket for
your dance, subscribe for your sick
brother's benefit or give you credit
until next pay day?
Of course you didn't
Just think of that the next time yon
get a mall order house circular and
Imagine you see a bargain. Thltilng
of It may do you good.
A Feather In His Cap.
The expression "a feather In his
cap" la very generally used as de
noting some -achievement of a not
overly serious nature, but In its orig
inal application the term was about
equivalent to remarking that such and
such an affair was a nice acalp for
Mr. Smith's belt
In the famous Lansdowne manu '
script in the British museum there is
an interesting description of Hungary
in 1699. In speaking of the inhab
itants, the writer says: "It hath been
an ancient custom among them that
none should wear a feather but he
who had killed a Turk, to whom onlle ,
yt waa lawful to shew the number ot
his slalne enemys by tho number of
(ethers In his cappe."
Think This Over.
Does the man who sends to a mall
order, house ever take into account
the cost of postage, expressage,
freight and other expenses involved
In placing an order and getting It
filled? Does he also take into ac
count the vexatious delays he often
meet 8 and the probability that what
he bought Is not In quality and other
features that which he expects it to
be? asks the Perrysville (O.) Enter
prise. When a man buys of his local
merchant he knows what he is get
ting and he does not have to wait
Loyalty to Home Merchant
Try your home merchant first. It
you receive a catalogue from an out-of-town
firm offering you a certain
article at a certain price, go and ask
your dealer about it and see if ho
cannot duplicate It You don't know
what you pay for when you buy from
out of town, but the home dealer is
always here to make good if things
are not as he says. Give him the
chance, anyway, before sending away
from home the money you earn here
and that should remain as a portion
of the working capital of the commu
nity. Bellevue (O.) Gazette.
Grapevine Sixty Years Old.
If any of our readers are Interested
In grapevines they should call on Ja
son Lanterman, ear Paulina. He has
a vine that measures a little upward
of ninety feet and is supposed to bo
60 years old, and continues to bear
fruit yet. We doubt if many of our
nurserymen could beat this. Marks
oro News, in Sussex Register.
The Only Road to Success.
It pays to advertise; don't act as If
you are ashamed of your business.
The man who advertises Judiciously
very week is known from center to
circumference. Perrysville (O.) En