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PRIMITIVE IRRIGATION METHODS.
Latest Kansas Events Less Money to Spend. The Kansas state officials have near ly half a million dollars less to spend this fiscal year than in the year end ing June 30. The legislature appro priated $3,437,106.37 for the year just closed, while the appropriations for this year are $2,978,130. This differ ence in appropriation does not neces sarily mean that the same difference will be maintained in expenditures. There are a lot of funds appropriated for emergency purposes which were not spent last year and may be spent this year. The heavy appropriations for both years is due to the creation of two new departments which re quire large sums for maintenance the pure food department and the tax commission. In addition much new building is being done by the board of control at the charitable institu tions and by the regents of three state schools. Must Sign in nk for Liquor. ' A few weeks ago Charles D. Shak ers, special assistant attorney gen eral, went to Sherman county and looked up the affidavits signed by per sons in obtaining liquors in the drug store of L. H. Arensburg at Good land. He found most of the signa tures are made with a lead pencil. The attorney general filed a criminal prosecution against Arensburg on 94 counts. Arensburg has pleaded guilty, allowed his permits to sell liquors to be canceled and allowed a permanent injunction to issue against him. This i3 the first prosecution made under the provision of the prohibitory law which requires that the affidavits signed by all purchasers at drug stores must be signed in ink. For Better Wheat. The Kansas StaSe Agricultural col lege is preparing to distribute 10,000 bushels of improved wheat seed this year. This is a big Increase over the usual quantity. In the past three years about 1,000 mushels have been distributed annually. The varieties include Kharko, Malakoff, Turkey, Bearded Fife and Defiance, all hard wheats, and Fultz, Zimmerman, Ful caster and Mediterranean, soft fheats for eastern Kansas. The station also has about 1,000 bushels of Tennessee winter barley for the eastern part of the state. . ' The Fourth-Class Postmasters. The state league of Kansas post masters of the fourth class met at Chanute in connection with the state association.. The new officers of the league are Philip B. Dick, Mount Hcpe, president; J. E. Aldrich, Sylvia, and C. A. Woodward, "Westphalia, vice presidents; W. J. Ward, Corbin, sec retary-treasurer. The next meeting of the league will be held in Kansas City in connection with the joint meeting of the Kansas and Missouri state as sociations. A Kansan to Ecuador. Gov. Hoch appointed Charles Olson as a commissioner of deeds for the state of Kansas in the republic of Ecuador, South America. Some Kan sas estates are to be settled and sev eral persons interested in them now live or are employed- in Ecuador. It is necessary to g.t depositions from them before the estates can be prop erly settled. Mr. Olson is to obtain these depositions. Troy's Homecoming Week. An unusual amount of interest is being taken by the citizens of Troy and community In the "homecoming" which will begin Monday, August. 31, and continue one week. New Bonner Springs Bank. A certificate is issued by te comp troller of the currency authorizing -the First Xational bank of Bonner Springs, Kan., to commence business with cap ital of .$25,000. Packing plant Burns. Entailing a loss of between $60,000 and $75,000, with insurance of about $4S,000, the Stanton-Lindborg Packing company's plant at , Pittsburg burned -recently. A Sells-Floto Clown Killed. "Dick" Oskyien of West Hoboken, N. J., a clown with the Sells-Floto cir cus, was killed at Clay Center-by fall ing on his head. His neck, was broken. Much Gas Land Leased. The Lanyon Zinc company has filed leases on several hundred acrs of gas land in Elsznore and Marmaton townships in Allen county. Calderhead's Recommendation. Congressman Calderhead has recom mended Lwis Pickerell for postmas ter at Minneapolis to succeed Thomas E. Hurley, resigned. Masonic Home Exempt From Taxes? The Kansas. Masonic home at Wich ita has obtained a writ of injunction against the county officials enjoining the levying of an assessment on the Masonic home. The home claims ex emption under a section exempting from assessment institutions devoted exclusively to religious, benevolent and charitable purposes. An Atchison Pioneer Dead. John Lane. 80 years .old, died re cently at his home in Atchison. He had lived in that city since 1S5S. Seven Capitals of Kansas. The following in the order of their succession are the names of the seven capitals of Kansas: Leavenworth. Shawnee Methodist Mission, in what is now Johnson county; Pawnee, near Fort Riley; Shawnee Mission (a sec ond time); Lecompton; Lawrence; Minneola, in the northern part of what is now Franklin county; Topeka. Min neola had been selected as a capital but the offices were never transferred to it, so it was a capital in name only. Few Prisoners Illiterate. The Kansas tat.e penitentiary can claim the smallest per cent of illiter acy among its inmates of any peni tentiary in the world. Out of a total of 1,300 prisoners now confined in the gray walls of the Lansing institution but four cannot read or write the Enar- lish language, and they are prevented Dy racial limitations, two being full blood Indians and the other two Hun garians, and none of them knowing more than a few syllables of English. Paid $9,165 for a Lost Eye. The largest judgment ever received in Labette county from a railroad com pany for a personal injury to an em ploye was recently paid by the Misr souri, Kansas & Texas railroad com pany to John J. Quinlan. The judg ment was for $9,165 for the loss of an eye, the result of an injury suffered by Quinlan while working in the com pany's shops at Parsons. Flood Knocked Orders. The sfate prison binding twine fac tory has 400,000 pounds of twine on hand at the close of the harvest sea son, but it is not due to a lack of demand for the twine. The factory had orders for more than it could supply, but the floods came and de layed shipment. Before the twine could be gotten out the harvest was over. Kansas Has Model Kitchen. The finest kitchen in the United States is located in Kansas, and inside of a penitentiary at that. Experts on kitchen construction and equip ment who have visited the kitchens of all the big hotels and public institu tions of the country say that the new kitchen in the new federal peniten tiary at Fort Leavenworth beats them. all. Free Picnic for the Children. At Forest park in Atchison Bailie P. Waggener entertained 6,000 children of Atchison county with his . annual free picnic. Special trains on the Central branch, Santa Fe, and Omaha extension of the Missouri Pacific brought the children to Atchison by the hundreds. - He Stung the Bunco' Men. J. J.' Savage, an Amarillo, Texas', ranch owner, went to Wichita to , bet $3,500 on a "fixed' 'horse race. ' He fled back to Texas with his own money and $500 belonging to the four bunco men who tried to fleece! him. . . A friend's timely , tip was all that saved his money. More Fish for Kansas Streams. Del "Travis,- state fish and .game; warden, expects to distribute more than 150,000 fish this fall.'. He 'will begin about October 1. Last year he put 138,000 fish into Kansas streams and lakes. Wichita Elks Return With Prizes. The Wichita delegation to the Elks' convention returned with cash prizes amounting to $850 which they won in Dallas, Tex. The band won the $750 prize. Kansans of Five Generations. . A family gathering was held at the home of Mrs. Coke Watson in Em poria at which five generations were represented. . Mrs. J. P. . Mather, the great-great-grandmother, is the mother of eight children, all of whom are liv ing. She has 32 grandchildren, 81 great-grand children and one great-great-gTandchild. She was 89 years old recently. Wants- $18,000 From Abilene. Miss Gertrude Gough has sued the city of Abilene for $18,000 for injuries received two years ago by her horse falling into as open sewer ditch while she was' rfding. She" is an- invalid. - " Drowned While Swimming. James Dickinson of Neosho Rapids was drowned in the Keosho river at that place while swimming. He was trustee of Jackson township and leaves a family. A Kansas Farmer Drowned. James Ragan, a farmer who lived on the north line of Rooks county, was drowned while bathing in a pond on his farm. A Kansan Dies From the Heat. William Inguire died 'at Coffeyville after an illness of a few hours, caused, it is believed, by the excessive heat. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy. He was a pioneer in this part of Kansas and wealthy. His is the third death there for which the heat has been In directly responsible. Pittsburg Census Shows 17,267. The census takers have finished the census of Pittsburg. The population of Pittsburg is given as 17,267. This is a loss of 50 from last year. Companies Organized Will Improve System in Old Mexico. St Louis. The new Irrigation law. which was recently passed by the Mex ican congress already has led to the inauguration of a number of irrigation projects in different parts of that country. The fact that the law carries an appropriation of $25,000,000 to be paid in subsidies to those who place land under Irrigation, serves as an in centive for the establishment of Im provements of ttis character. One of the largest of these Irrigation enterprises under the new law is being financed by a ryndicate of St. Louis men, headed by David R. Francis. His son. D&-TI3 R. Francis, Jr, la Primitive Method of Irrigation in Old Mexico. actively interested In the project, and has been spending much of his time in Mexico of late. The concession for this enterprise provides for the use of the water of Lake Chapala for ir rigating about 500,000 acres of land adjacent to the lake. The government will pay a subsidy of $25 per hectare of 2yx acres on all land placed under irrigation. It is stated that a system ctf canals and ditches will be built to cover every part of the tracts of land that are to be irrigated and that great electric pumping plants will be in stalled to raise the water out of the lake. The cost of the construction of the system of irrigation will be al most offset by the subsidy. A number of applications for conces sions t.o establish large irrigation plants under the new subsidy law are pending in the department of fomento of the federal government. Minister Olegario Molina of that department re cently signed a contract with Joaquin Redo, a wealthy business man of Ma zatlan, for the establishment of a system of irrigation in the valley of the San Lorenzo river in the state of Sinaloa, Mr. Redo binds himself to place 25,000 acres under irrigation within ten "years from the date of the contract. "! ' '. - -. . Primitive methods of irrigation' are in use in many parts of Mexico. Some of these irrigating plants have been in operation continuously for more than 150 years. The water is. raised by. means of cumbersome water wheels operated by the native peons. The capacity of the buckets . on these wheels is small, but a considerable quantity of water is lifted in the course of a day's operation and sev eral acres may be irrigated from one water wheel. The demand for mod ern pumping plants .has increased very rapidly during the last few years, and it .is" not unusual to see' a gasoline en gine at work alongside of one of the antiquated 'w&ter wheels. .. .WISCONSIN MAN IS CHOSEN. Lorenzo D. Harvey New Head of N. tibnal Education Association.. Menomlnie, Wis, Lorenzo Dow Har vey, - w-ho has been elected president of the Xational Education association, has been superintendent of the Me nomonie school system and Stout training schools since 1903. He has been a teacher or superintendent of schools since 1873, the year following his graduation from Milton college, his work having been at Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Milwaukee and Menomonie. Mr. Harvey was born in New Hamp shire in 1848 and has lived in Wis consin 58 years. All his life, except ing five years, when he was engaged in the practice of law and in manufac turing, has been devoted to education al work. He has been president of the Wisconsin Teachers' asmclntinn and of tte library department of the National Educational association and at the head of the superintendence de partment of the National Edncatlnnni association. He succeeds Edwin G. Cooley of Chicago as president of the association. 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