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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
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
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
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.
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And Paid Up Participating Policy ..$1,000.00
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With Death of Major Ancona Xo Civil
War Congressman Left.
Reading. June 21. Major Sydenham W.
Ancona. S9 years old, believed to have
been the last surviving member who
served in the national house of represent
atives in lStil, died here today. He was a
Democrat and served in the Thirty-
seventh. Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth
congresses and had a personal acquaint
ance with notable men of the Civil war
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.
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.
A Visit With the Author
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Washington. June 21. The singing of
Mary Speed Mercer's new national hymn,
"Cnited," by a large patriotic chorus will
be one of the interesting features of the
Independence Day celebration here. John
Philip Sousa has pronounced the produc
tion to be a masterpiece. It is expected
that about 400 children will participate in
the pageant, folk plays, dances and other
features connected with the celebration.
Celebrate Perry's Victory.
Washington. June 21. The celebration
of Perry's victory on Iake Erie beginning
July 4, being regarded as essentially a
naval event, the navy department is mak
ing special preparations to participate.
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
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
"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
Mrs. Lothrop scribbled poems when
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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
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
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.
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.
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