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THE TOPFKA DATL"! STATE JOTP"w'-SATURDAY EVENING- JUNE 21,1913-
3 JOKER INTHE BILL Kansas Cattlemen Point It Out in Tariff Measure. Meat on Free List and Duty on Cattle Into Packers' Hands. Washington. Juno 20. The Kansas Live Stock association is up in arms against making meat free and placing a duty on cattle. At a recent meeting of the association held at Kmporia resolutions were unanimously adopted and telegraphed to every member of the Kansas congressional delegation demanding them to protest, by their American cattleman accepts the price I sands of others now engaged in rais ing came in tne united Biaies w" embark to Argentine and enter busi ness there. and his terms. Under the present con ditions we have some little Inde pendence in the prices we receive. The packer must buy the home-raised live animals or lose his trade. Second. It is the presumption and the intention of the new bill that foreign lmeat producers will ship their products freely to this country whenever meai is admitted without a tariff. Their charge would be true, perhaps, if the foreign packer was not our own Ameri can packer. He owns a large per cent of the packing houses abroad, the same as at home. Third. Should an independent com pany owning slaughterhouses abroad perchance succeed In shipping dressed beef to this country our packer would prevent the sale of this foreign product. For the reason that the packer is in control or owns or dictates the home distributing points, local refrigerator plants, and little butcher shops, me rum, 11110 iuiwiiaiii liaii.ii. him u.'i i j . I . ... . - , , ,. v.i The association declares free meat ioreigner woura ue loieu l" benefits onlv the packer and makes his beef from wagons Or at the docks, or monopoly absolute. "He will then con-1 ty advertising or through sympatnj .. vl. . i; j irr,ui I Fourth. We also fear free meat from ul l"c " - .:., ,.,n1noint anoiiier ana even mtie vimi BiuiiuK" cattle carcasses can be shipped by steamers from many foreign ports to New York and along the eastern coast. or to San Francisco and along the Puc iflc coast cheaper than by freight from Kansas City to the same points, and in addition these ocean-carrying vessels refrigerate the meat as they sail. They are both a transport and refrigerating plant. The ice and the water which they use is made and distilled from the brine of the sea. Fifth. Should it be desired by con gress to protect American labor, a free meat bill should never be passed. Thou sands who find employment at the slaughter establishments of this coun try would soon be looking for other work if beef is killed abroad, unou- and he will furthermore dictate the price to the producer and consumer alike. For relief from high beef give us free cattle and a tariff on meat." Senator Bristow presented the reso lutions and a statement acompanying them to the senate with a request that they be printed in full in the Con gressional Record, which was granted after some considerable debate. The statement made by the Kansas Live Stock association, follows: First. If meat is free the packer can bid us for our cattle any price; should we remonstrate and refuse to accept his bid. he can force us to take his price; he can ship in cargoes of his foreign killed meat and continue shipping this foreign-produced and duty-free meat, to supply his home trade, until the FORSAKES AGE FOR YOUTH. coated J4zzs . Mrs. Jack Mashburn, Atlanta, Ga., June 21. Pretty 17-year-old Mrs. Jack Mashburn. for merly Miss Gussie Harmon of La Grange, Ga., who was arrested in At lanta on a charge of bigamy, follow ing her marriage to Jack Mashburn, n Atlanta machinist, admits that on January 23 last she was married to t'harles W. Smith, a 47-year-old Troup county farmer, and that she ha-s never obtained a divorce. Mrs. Mashburn declares she an swered "no" to the "cherish," "love" nnd "obey" questions asked her by the justice who married her to. Kmith. and that she was forced by her grandfather and other relatives to wed the elderly farmer. She says the informed the marrying justice at the time of the ceremony that she would not take Smith for her lawful wedded husband. Not Strong for Hailes. "I was forced to marry him," the girl cried. "I never loved him, and I never will live with him. I hate the sight of him. I'll go to the peni tentiary for life before I'll live with hini. I love Jack, and I won't live with a man I don't love." The girl is a daughter of .T. W. Harmon of LaGrange. She says her father is worth more than one hun dred thousand dollars, but that he never had much use for her. At the time of her marriage to Smith, she says, she was living with her par ents on a farm near LaGrange. Smith, who lives about eleven miles from LaGrange, is also reputed to be wealthy. First Marriage Doesn't Count. Mrs. Mashburn is being held for trie Troup county authorities. It is understood that Smith, her husband number one, will prosecute her for bigamy. Mashburn declares that while he has known his wife for more than a year, he did not learn that she had ever been married before un til after his arrest. Mrs. Mashburn declares she left Smith soon after l-.er marriage to him. Mashburn has been released. Mrs. Mashburn says she is su premely happy for two great rea sons: "The first is that Jack was turned loose, and didn't have to go to Jail," she said. "The second is that I know true love will triumph. My first mar riage doesn't count at all. The trou ble with Smith is that he tried to interfere with true love, and he got bumped. He knows that I don't love him. and why doesn't he let me alone in my joy?" She insists that she will stick to Mashburn, no matter what the out come of her case. "They may send me to the peni tentiary, but I will claim my love when I get out," she said. "If these judges and officers knew just how my heart is bulging out with love for Jack they'd have human feeling and sympathy enough to turn me loose. But they turned Jack loose, anyway, and that makes me happy. I wouldn't have him suffer for any thing. They may do whatever they choose with me, but I don't want them to harm Jack." The young double wife talked free ly of her matrimonial troubles, which do not seem to bother her much as long as she can claim Jack for a husband. Incidentally she admitted that she has been some little co quette in her day, having been en gaged to at least twenty-five men. and having worn the rings of a num ber of them. She gives some original advice to other girls regarding love and marriages, and how to make a man person eat out of your hand. "Be a regular pal that's the way to make a man crazy about you," she said. "Tell him he's nice. Show him you like what h-e likes. That'll bring him around every time. Life's heaven if you've got love in it but it's hell if you haven't. "Trust your husband even when you know he can't be trusted. The more you go to stirring up things the worse it'll be for you. Shut your eyes, hold your mouth and hang on tight, is a mighty good motto for married life." She said she intended to practice her system on Jack, and she knew it would take because it was the tak ing kind. She knew it was the tak ing kind because a friend had tried it out for her and raised a joyful husband. j Sixth. The sentiment of "back to the cow" and of "back to the farm'" has been urged, and even by those who are now declaring for free meats the propositions are inconsistent. Free meat will annihilate the effectiveness of these slogans. People will not move back under these conditions; they will move away. The American farmer and cattleman can raise, in the future as well as in the past, not only all the beef this country will require, but plenty for export, provided that he is encouraged. He is rapidly recovering from the previous ill effects of an over supplied cattle market and the ruinous prices of a few years ago. The farm ers not only of Kansas, but of Mis souri and Tennessee, and the east and the north and the south, are go ing into the cow business again. Should the packer now by this concession to him, and to him only be given free meat this unfair advantage will again dissipate the breeding herds: the Amer ican shortage of cattle will continue and increase. Seventh. Another very serious and far-reaching problem and affecting practically 60 per cent of our popu lation vitaly, is that when the num ber of cattle in the country continues to decrease, then the value of land and farms and ranges is reduced propor tionally. Millions of acres of grazing lands and pastures are made valuable, wholly by the number and the worth of the cattle which they grow and graze. With no cattle on these millions of acres the lands would be valueless and would not bring the tax levy. Millions of tons of frost-bitten grain or infer ior forage crops are marketed each year with profit by means of cattle. If cattle are not bred and fed and fat tened with the products of our pas tures and soils, both grazing and agri cultural lands will be undesirable. Eighth. No one gains by the nation having free meat, except the packer. The consumer does not. The packer only lowers the price of meat when forced. The packer only imports meat. He alone makes the selling price, a price which is "all the traffic will bear and still move." The immediate and practical method to make cheaper meat for the millions of consumers is to encourage and legislate so that all of our farms and ranges will fill with beef-breeding cattle. Free meat will not stock our ranches; it will fill the ranges of South America. Ninth. No one so far from the seat of war can wage battle against this discrimination and In favor of the packer. If fairness is sought the 10 per cent, should be on the meat and not the cattle. Live cattle are im ported by' all classes the cow breed er, the cattle feeder, and the ranch man, as well as the packer. Tenth. The government in this meat schedule should strive to benefit all the people, which Is itself. Should this course be impossible, it next should consider the consumer. Pro vided that the consumer is too re mote to be reached, then it certainly follows that the 60 per cent, of our population engaged in agricultural and livestock pursuits should be protected in this mill -and not the infinitesimal part of 1 per cent, engaged in the beef packing industry. Only a short ways back into the -nineties the packers were the lean kine. Today, through favorable legislation, splendid man agement and clever manipulation and concentration and court decisions (righteous beyond criticism), the packers have become the owners or controllers of immense packing estab lishments, both foreign and American of great cattle herds and ranches; of powerful banks; of valuable tracts of real estate. They are supposedly strong in large belongings of railroad stocks. They dominate In the selling and refrigeration of butter, eggs, poul try, and other necessities of life. They own millions in public stockyards. Ev ery shipper pays them tithe. Their control in hides, wool, leather, harness and shoes is beyond comprehension. Lincoln, Neb., March 23, 1912. ' Bankers' Life Insurance Co., Lincoln, Nebraska. Gentlemen: I was surely surprised and pleased when I found how my policy paid out. It was insurance that cost me nothing: in the end and a paid up par ticipating: policy for $1,000.00 as a gift. 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Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth congresses and had a personal acquaint ance with notable men of the Civil war period. On the occasion of his last visit to Washington, a year ago, the house of rep resentatives took a recess for fifteen min utes in his honor, during which he was accorded a reception. AMERICA BY WIRELESS Norwegian Government Approves Marconi Contracts. Christiania. June 21. The committee of the Norwegian parliament today unani mously recommended approval of the con tract arranged between the Marconi com pany and the late Norwegian government, providing for a wireless service between Norway and America, if certain modifica tions can be obtained. T'nder the contract the Norwegian government is to spend $.t61.W in the erection of a station at Stvanger, which will be connected with a station at Boston. 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Ensign George M. bowery today was de tached from the battleship Arkansas and assigned to the special duty of collecting and ararnging for public exhibition such relics and mementoes of the famous naval engagement as are within reach of the department. He proceeds at once to Erie, Pa., to carry on this work. The ceremonies will begin at Put-In-Bay July 4, with the laying of the cornerstone of a monument to the naval hero, to be followed by a week's celebration at Erie during which Secretary Daniels will de liver an address. The historic old brig Niagara Commodore Perry's flagship raised from the bottom of the bay. will be the central feature of the celebration and on it will be placed the relics. A chat with Mrs. Daniel Lothrop, whom the youngsters know as "Mar garet Sidney," is pleasant to remember. Smiles of a million happy children are reflected in her face. All the children the children whom yon like to know have read "Five Little Peppers." You remember how Polly saved the basting threads and how wishfully Phronsie longed for the wee red shoes? Once upon a time the quin tet of Peppers trooped out of their Little Brown House and traveled 'round the world. Mrs. Lothrop lives next to the Orchard house in "The Wayside," where Nathaniel Hawthorne began "Septlmius Felton;" it's in Con cord, Mass., as everyone knows, on the Lexington road. We visited Mrs. Lothrop on a Sun day morning in early fall. The man who drove us calculated heaven was like October in Massachusetts. lie was a philosopher as well as a driver. Our horse wandered everything wan ders in Concord past the stone Uni tarian church and Wright Tavern where Major Pitcairn drained the tod dy on the day that the redcoats ran; past the Concord Antiquarian society which is known all over the world; Emerson's house; and the shabby school of philosophy far back In a grove of scarlet maples. "There's Alcott's house," said the driver with a quirk of his thumb. "That's 'Wayside' beyond it. That tower's where Mr. Hawthorne used to write; dumb up to get away from old man Alcott." "The Wayside" is a square, comfort able house looks like' a trunk with a bandbox at top of it. The bandbox is Hawthorne's Tower; he wrote and brooded there in delicious seclusion equal to that of Scott at Abbotsford, Dickens at Gad's Hill, Irving at Sun nyside. We descended before the gate in the clipped hedge; the air was sweet with the sharp fragrance of pine needles dripping in the sunlight. Un like the Alcott house, "Wayside" is not open to visitors. Mrs. Rommell was taking us; she's a delightful Con cord club woman, and Mrs. Lothrop's friend. The other member of the party was Priscilla, a spectacled Boston school girl who wears stern black sailors and flat heeled shoes. "I am 16. and still read the 'Five Little Peppers.' " observed Priscilla. Margaret Sydney In the Flesh. Mrs. Lothrop opened the door. She is trim and tailored and capable wears glasses, but doesn't have ink on her ringers. I wondered if Priscilla were disappointed. A small girl who had read "Little Women, wept when she met Louisa Alcott because the author didn't look like a queen. Tou have to look at Mrs. Lothrop twice before you see Polly and Phronsie laughing be hind her kind brown eyes. "I am so very glad to see you." said Mrs. Lothrop, "I wish my daughter, Margaret, were at home. She's In Cali fornia. I expect you've been visiting the Alcott house. No? You must see it." No one loves Concord more keenly than Mrs. Lothrop; no one is more competent to tell of it. She told us stories of Emerson and Alcott and Thoreau, of transcendentalists and idealists, Priscilla, who wanted to hear about Polly and Phronsie, fidgeted. Priscilla, by the way, had recently won a gold badge for writing a poem in her school chapter of the St. Nicholas League. Mrs. Lothrop had heard of it. "I'm always interested in ambitious little girls," she said to Priscilla, "you must practice writing and writing and writing. And most of all, you must read." Mrs. Lothrop scribbled poems when Remove the Cause m&vk fag Horsford's Acid Phosphate is especially recommended for restoring brain force or ner vous energy, in all cases where the nervous system has been reduced below the normal standard by overwork. Horsford's Acid Phosphate (Nod-Alcoholic) she was a small and Imaginative school girl; she wrote, like Miss Alcott, In a "thin but copious stream." It didn't hurt her; it was good for her. She didn't publish until she was more than 30 years old. Harriett Mulford Stone (now Mrs. Lothrop) was born in New Haven, Conn., June 22, 1844; her first stories were printed in 1876, five years before her marriage to her publisher husband. It was 14 years later that she founded the National Society of the Children of the American Revolu tion. She has been called an ideal committee leader, a representative American woman, but the youngsters know her only as the author of the "Little Pepper Books." It is interesting to hear how she happened to write the "Five Little Peppers." Always Knew the Five Peppers. "I think I have known them always," she explained, "I didn't plan the books at all. They've always been friends of mine Ben and Polly and Joel and David and Phronsie. They opened the door of the Little Brown House. I went in. watched what they did and wrote about it." "They haven't shut the door, have they?" worried Priscilla. "No, indeed," Margaret Sidney assur ed her, "I have ever so much more to tell." Priscilla has the instincts of an in terviewer. "Where did you write the 'Stories Polly Pepper Told?" " she demanded. Mrs. Lothrop laughed. "I think I wrote some of them in the garden," she replied, "and some of them in the study. By the way, wouldn't you like to go over the house ?" Priscilla was more interested in Margaret Sidney than Nathaniel Haw thorne, in Polly Pepper than Hilda, but she followed obediently. We went through the dim, rambling old mansion. I think we snapped on hundreds of electric lights, each of which turned with one of the intricate tricks for which Boston has a Just and malignant fame. There was the cosy study which Mrs. Hawthorne was never a bibliomaniac. Temple of the Muses and the Delphic Shrine." The fireplace is overhung with shelves. The room is not lined with books, as is Emerson's library; Hawthrone was never a bibliomaniac. A dozen greenbacked "Little Pepper" books lay upon the table. The house is full of antiques; there's a quaint spinning-wheel in the dining room. Priscilla was interested in Margaret Lothrop's room furnished in colonial mahogany. We climbed the steep stairs leading to the tower. A friend of the novelist had decorated the walls and ceiling in startling designs. Pris cilla glanced from the windows over the "city of beautiful ideals," the October meadows, and felt she could write poems. "But you don't climb a ladder after all," she remarked. It was nearly church time, and we descended hurriedly. "The next time you have pomething published you must send it to me," said Mrs. Lothrop. Priscilla beamed through her spec tacles. She trod air instead of the garden path. "Glad It Was Her." "I think she's adorable," she con fided to Mrs. Rommell: threw gram mar to the autumn winds and mur mured ecstatically, "I'm glad it was her who wrote the 'Five Little Pep pers.' " We rustled through Hawthorne's walk, deep in russet leaves: it con nects Wayside and the rejuvenated Alcott house. Strange Margaret Syd ney should write "Five Little Peppers" under the trees where Louisa May Al cott fasihoned "Little Women." Of all juvenile literature these two have made children happiest. Church bells were pealing through the sleepy vil lage whose name spells peace. "Hurry up, Priscilla," said Mrs. Rommell. Priscilla trailed behind; she was thinking of the million joyous children whose laughter lies behind Mrs. Lothrop's smile. A.L.H. Supreme Court Works Faster. Washington, June 21. When the su preme court adjourned for the summer it had 98 fewer cases before it than there were a year ago when the court took Its official vacation. Data Just compiled shows that 21 more cases were brought to the court within the Judicial year just closed than during the preceding one, and that the court j disposed of 77 more cases this year than during the one preceding. There j are now 604 cases on the court docket. We Pack Wedding Gifts During; the absence of the bride and gTOom on the honeymoon, it is desirable that wed ding gifts be carefully packed away. We are prepared to render this service on short no tice and at moderate prices. Expert packers and shippers of household goods., etc., and the most modern storage equipment in this section. 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