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GBE1T J3END, KANSAS,. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1914,
Remember No Music Will Cause The World to Stop its Ears so Quickly as a Song of Woe
Elwyn Ledbetter. Loses Hit Lift By
Fre--Hi Father Badly Burned
Elwyn Ledbetter, son of Mr.' and
Mra J. Ledbetter, of this city, died
at the hospital here Tuesday after
noon as the result of burns received
to a, fire at the home early that morn
Eng.. The father is also at the hois
pital Buffering! from severe 'burns;
but is not; regarded ras being in 'a
The accident occurred about 8:30
Tuesday morning and' was the result
. oi using coal oil to assist in, starting
a fire. The family, live Gist-south'
of (he Charles lumber yard, the fa
ther- and son having been kesping
bouse alone while the mother was in
Chicago on, a visit with a -daughter,
The young man. had started a Hre
and as was . not j burning fast
enough he took the coal .oil can 'and
started to pout some bf the oil into
the stove. Some coals from tW.fire
torn .of the stove, and the result was
an explosion which1 scattered flames
all over the. room. Instead of at-
tempting to smother the flames';, the
young man ran out of the house and
into the alley, finally punning, back
Into the yard .again, where the (tomes
were extinguished by Mr. and Mrs.
Ferd ISeife. He told them that he
. tadj .tried to' ruin away from the,
waines but the faster he ran the
worse they became. .He was turned
in a terrible manner and it was evi-
. cent from the first that he could not
Burvive. He was immediately nut to
bed in the Sells home and medical
aid. summoned and as soon as possi
ble he was removed, to the hospital
where death occurred about 4 o'clock
His .father had also been, In the
room, at -the time of the explosion
tun nis ciomicg also became ignited
br thfi tinman anal M ' II
, v -" -vj tKi 'lujl iuj uiamr
ged to smother the flames with an
oldj coat, but not before he had Buf
fered some very bad burns which
will confine him to his bed for some
time. An alarm was immediately
.' turned in to" the fire rdpeartment
which responded quickly! and extin,
guished the fire before, a great
amount of injury, had; been, done to
Elwyn was' about 19 years of age
and was the youngest, of the family.
The mother was notified immediate.
Jy. and arrived here from Chicago last
night; and the' funeral services were
held Hoday, interment being made in
the emeteryat this place. Besides
bis parents,: he leaves to mourn his
death a sister and four brothers.
. Miss Elliott, the city school teacher
who ;has been very ill of pneumonia
at the home of Mrs J. W. Pascoe for
the past two weeks, was taken to
the St. Rose hospital the first of the
week to undergo an operation for an
wt1 mmmmmm . .
Nearly Two Hundred Persons .Taken
Off The State; Pay Roll. '
Topeka, Feb. 17. Grant Harring
ton, secretary of .Governor Hodges,
has figured out where the Democrat
ic administration has cut '.off nearly
two hundred employees in. the' first
year. In December, 1912, there. :wer
3,087 men and women .on the. state
pay rolls. In December, 1913, 'there
were 2,915 6tate employees. The re
duction includes 118 men in the oil
inspector's department, -76 'at 'the
agricultural .-college, 20 at. the 6tate
normal school, and 17 at the West
ern; University at Quludaro. .
At the same time- the" reductions
were made there were 15 n rsons" ad
ded at the university;' "-34 at the T6
pska hospital,. 9 at 'the Pittsburg Nor
mal School, .3 for .the new irriga
tion, board, 4 for the nurses examina
tion board, 5 for the oestopathic board,
and 4 for the Panama Exposition ' and
a few at other institutions' and de
partments, -making .a net' reduction
of 172 employees.
MRS. JOHN LOWERY.
A- message was recedwd by. rela
tives here Tuesday morning announc
ing the sudden death of.MrSi-John
Lowery, which occurred at her home
near SpearYilte early, that- morning,
dfeath being due to paralysis of the
heart. .M'rs. Lowery 'had betn' 4n
very poor health for-. some time, but
the, past few wfceks had 'seemed, to
be much improved and hifr sudden
and untimely demise was a terrible
shock to thfe relatives and ' many
friends here, ' .
The Lowery. family were for many
years among the prominent residiente
of this county, iiving a few miles.
southeast of Oimita. About five years
ago Mr. Lowery purchased a farm
southeast of Spearvllle where the
family have since made their "home.
Mrs. Lowery was a daughter oT Mr.
and Mrs. Richard. Williams -of this
city and was -about forty years -of,
age; Besides her husband she leaves
to mourn her death six children, hrr
parents and two sisters, Mrs; Will
Rogers and Mrs. Robert Watts. Mrs.
WilUacns and Airs. Rogers went to
Spearvllle Tuesday and the remains
were brought . here for ' imtermieint
Wednesday evening, the funeral ser
vices being held at the M. E. church
Thursday afternoon and burial made
in the Great Bend cemetery.
Mrs. Lowery was a woman of whom
it cam be truly said was loved and
honored by all who. knew her. A true
and loving wife, and mother, a friend
who was a comfort and help to all
who knew her, a truly Christian wo
man in her every thought and deed,
her death- Is a 'sad blow to the hus
band, the children and other 'rtfatives
and her hosts of friends ' unite' in
grief with the bereaved ones in her
departure from among us. '
FIRST SIGN OF SPRING.
Baseball Teams Leavt for the South. Newt
BAPTIST COLLEGE FOR LARNED,
Neighboring City tq-tha West Gofng
After More Good Thihoj.
Lamed, Feb. 17. Because it' is
necessary to build a new church in
order to stand a good chance in the
race Kansas towns' will. run for the
Proposed $100,0.00 Baptist college; the
Baptists here will ..build A' HOW I.I.V.
000 church' building .this eprf-ng' A
largo meeting' 'was- held in the pres
ent 'church, and preliminary plans for
mulated. The building will, cost $25.
000, with J10.000 additional expense
for furniture and pipe" otigan.' '
Except the Ottawa,- Kans univer
sity,- the nearest Baptist college is
at Boliver, Mo. To the west! the
iclosest is Denver. Ottawa university
accommodates eastern .Kansas, but a
college; for central artf- western K&fy
sAs and eastern Colorado is' badly
needed, Earned- Baptists, are rescu
ed to make' an enthusiastic 'campaign
to get the big- school. . . '
Baptist church' of ficiais '.are ptan
ning to ask each of the 50,000 Bap
tist churches -and 36,000' Baptist 'min
isters ia the United .6tates. to- con
tribute one ;dollar' towards -the fund
for the proposed college. ..The' first
buildings to be erected .wlU-accommodate-
This community 'will bi asked, to
donate at least' 40 acres for the col
lege -site and this meeting definite
ly assured local. Baptisrts they .can x
pect this support.. Rev. Tom "MOrrow"
local pastor, stated he has 'jkractically
complete assurance 'of thj abflity of
the church .to "raise." the tfo,Wf 'for
the new church buiWIng here and he
says work -will be ' started ' on the
structure , at ami early date.
-LOCAL MASONS HONORED
At the meeting of the Masonic
Grand irodges' being held in- Topeka
this .Week, honors were again confer
red upon two, of the prominemt mem
bers of the order of thjs city. Dr.
Aaron .H. Connett, was again re-elected
as treasurer of the Grand Chapter
of the Royal Arch Masons .and a'ao
of the Giiand Council-of the Royal Se
lect Masons, whilo Hon; E, C.- CoJe,.
who had for the past year served as
Grand .Master of the Grand' Lodge
and also of thb Grand Chapter, was
this year elected as Captain of the
Guard off thfe Royal and 'Select Ma
sons. Both of these gisntiemen have
been; prominent in thia affairs of the
order in the state for many years',
and their conttouanoa as officers, of
the Grand Lodge is evidence of the
esteem in hich they are held by the
members of the order 'throughout' the
state. . '
Mr. and Mrs. 'George Harper and
Mr., and Mrs. Ed Opfle and a number
of the other, old neighbors of the
Lowery ' family were.' down from .the
northwest yesterday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. John Lowery, whose
death occurred at SpearViUe Tuesday
morning. ..' '
BULL MOOSERS MEET.
Tajk, 'feast, and Nominate
Allen For Governor.-
The a?cond annual gathelng, of 'the
rrogressdve ...party, of Kansas was
held ia Topeka last wefcfc and was
attended by ; representatives" from a of .running for governor of Kacsas
inajority of the coynt'ljs of the state, on the Republican ticket, and the In
Following the monninsr meetlne of dicaUons ar now. that if Mm Tooeka
the.Progressiiee in .the Grand .opera
nouse, the Moosers; some 400. strong
uixifng .W tne pnjas reports, gath-
ered.ih 'the.prlors, 'of the National
hotel to. urge tbfe candidacy of Henry
J. Allen, of'wtrihlta tnr'
. .. . , - 1
ngressman Victor- Murdock 'dedaT'l
m .v- .v,-. i..
y vu ujuTj jwry xx.rs w
the State' should takift tha Wtnhlta
- - . .
' j imu niuM.iLuiw uj
4v vujw irgun, wva nai is wnai una
COnVHTIfirm Virt.f1A.llT AtA Allan Mtvq:L
ly declaring that he would make the
race, although' tte" did
o wu. w
S. Sartin, state' chairman of the
Progressives', urged the nlnatlonbf
8tate, congrfessjonai and county tick
ets, and bis mentions of Roosevelt,
Murdock and Allen occasioned -nods?
applause, Ji part of his speech -was
'The hydraieaded reptile we must
fight is the little ring in every Gburt
house in-.Kansas,', whose members
want, to fcaep their Jobs. These mwj
can be for Curtis- or Capper or BUs.
tow or anyome else, and are pathet
ically appealing for harinonyj and the
state candidates are ajbout'ss.bad.
'At the meeting here, one year ago.
the friend& of Bristow were here 'and
Arthur. Cappfar was .here in person.
They, have gone to- accept' seats '" in
the front, row in -the band -wagon -of
a party whioh, stands .with 'one foot
inthe grave. Bqt our fight 'is onlyt
begun. We hue-going to have a horse
in the senatorial parade, but we 'will
be driving a red-alred horse, and
the .meni. who next .August are for
Bristow will in November be 'foud
voting for Victor Murdock.'
In. his' mornrng speecih JJuidock
'We are fcere because we aretird
of trafficking with the crowds of re
actionary oldnline politicians. We b
lieve in our party, and principles' and
will succeed because of our convfc-
tkxas. Mfcn. with conn-k-t tons were
never ibeaten by trimmers and strad-
dlfcrs, .and we will not compromise
with any set of reactionary .poMfr
clans. Bristow has said that the' pro
gressivte party is -made up Of gener
ate with no followers, and I throw
the challenge back fa his t3eth: The
Progressives are all generals and are
fighting for & cau6te that will win. be
cause it is a.common cause,' '
Murdock characterised" the Kan
sas Day 'Club banquet as ' a. meeting
of the pussyrfooted politicians with
their pockets filjed with salve and
ointmont and .declared' that the oper
ation! on the cause of '-'harmony in'
Kansas bad bef n so successful that
the patient had died.
Senator Beveridge spoke si -follows.
"Bu it bas been sajd by so calbd
Republican Progressive '.pctitlcjlans and
office seekers her in these prairi-
states that the Republican party is
at last becoming progressive. Only
(three years ago as a senator of the J
unaiea Mazes 1 .was abused 'for us
fag .the- tlerm. ProgressVve Republican
Yet- thfcTe was some reason cr that
name-at that time. ' Some of us vhoh81' Thurs,a 011 a 6B
wen Republicans had been doing ail
we could for many years-to make the
RTnjblican; party the liberal .party of
'The reason why the holding of
Republican xonraition this year
reform the southern' frauds was np-
iyai -iido ucmioc uuai gwnwiiua
wouffdi have been forced to tell what
the Republican -party standi for, and-
thfe Republican party cannot
'state what its 'principles are
'Mr. Bristow wants to run fcr sen-
at or as a HepiiDiican to Kansas-, and
Mr. Penrorfj is' running for senator as
a RepubMcan, in Pennsylvania'and Mr.-
Smoot will run for senator, as a. Re
publican fa Utah,. and 60 Will 'Mr.
Cummins as a -Kepublican'ln Iowa,
and fn Iowa and "Kansas MK Cum-
mfas and-Mr. Bristow say that 'the
Republican party means one thing,
wniie in Pennsyjvania and Utah Mr.
Penrose and Mr, Smoot say that the
Republican party means another thing
to truth- is that che Republican par
ty today means one thing fa one state
and the opposite thing in another
state; theams anything or nothfag, or
whatever the Republican office seek-
er and politician fa any stats thinks
it will help tin to fcave it mean.'
CAPPER IS HESITATING.
Topeka. Publisher Would Like) to Gig
Back On the Race, for Governor.
. Arthur Capper is still doing the
hesitaton' walti and soems to be
losing hs nerve on' the proposition
publisher does '.get into the race he'
will have to be 'coed.' Some weeks
ago, when Capper thought that the.
other Progressives et th state would
blindly follow bis leadership back to
- - "
mighty anxious to make the.-raoe. in
.;.;.., - ' . .. '
i..uis omy. reason) roraesming ine
jui move wusti uq imo-1
1 uu. .woumi S3 a umiea parry oenipa
Htm. . Av Tia AAmnlkM Vlrwra
. wy.v. "t-1
r.ugrwsne aave Oiucmiiy
wrrvwu uwto on, we. tapper mart, fie
, , ...
can stay .with the Standpats-as far
as they are aiinceriKd, "airf they have
placed IA nomination a candidate - of
their own for governor, and right at
the present time the political world
is a mighty dreary place for Mr. Cap
per. The fellows he has been tram.
ing with fortb past four years are
going, to' most- earnestly seek Ms po
litical scalp st he does ,cKne .for oN
f ice,- and the treatment he has re
ceived ihi the rankg'of thecG. 0. P.
siqce coming back into the fold has
not been as .warm or as affectiontte
as. Capper had been led to expect
was always accorded the return of
the prodigal eon, and tast?ad of kil
ling the fatted calf in htj honor they
are. now inste'lng that he shall play
me part of the, calf and be led to
the slaughter. . . :
It's tough, luck,. but H' looks as ff
It was a 'case of political suicide no
matter what move Air. Capper' makes.
It's simply a question of whether he
or me.other fellow pulls the trigger
Mr. Norman Ashbaugh and 1Ub
Beatrice Stevenson,' two of the well
known young pocple of this city,
were -quietly married at the Si. E.
parson agio in this city by the pastor.
Rev. Cockerlll, Saturday afternoon
The' young. 'couple--had neglected to
tell any of their friends .of. the oc
currence and had plahnei td keep the
affair a secret until they were ready
to go to. housekeeping, but some- way
or other the news 'of the .wedding
leaked out the first of. the, we:k and
they ' have since been revolving
the. congratulations and well wishes
of their- many friends. . .' '
Mr. Ashbaugh is engaged ih'.-'the
watch. and clock- repairing business
fa this city. -He has been a rident
of the city for the past .two or three
years, is an energetic' and industrious
young man who enjoys a- wide t ac
quaintance and -is highly regarded by
all who know-him. His bride is a
daughter of .Mr. and 'Mrs. 4. V. Stev-
enson of Albert, who has been mak
ing her home in th"s city .-for some
time past, and is. an exemplary young
woman who is very, popular amcrg
her targe rircle of friends. With
tkedr many other friends the Demo
crat Joins in extending congratula
ttona and b?t wishes for a happy
and prosperous wedded life.
"Sam Glimore' was in. from south-
trip and -for a'isit with relatives' and
Tfc attendance at the banquet to
a the evening did not come up to x-
Pbitcs wre ordered for I
900 but only 630 attended, of' whit
umyiovr auoui luu were wwuvu, ijicj
gaOerieiarwerb" free but 'only about 100
of these 'seats, were taken. Of course'
the' storm 'was to blame to a cor.sid
erable e'xtect for the small attend-
ance. bit ta Moosers refused to t
gloom prevail and they feasted aend
made merry, for Heny ALfca,' who for
the second time fa his life has sacn
the git-at light in the heavens had
consented to bQ led as a lamb to (he
slaughter ia.the, gubernatorial race,
and the r'ad-headed congressman who
represents the Eighth district down
at .Washington was going to run for
U. S. Senator, and there was to be
no fusion with the Republicans but
were going to take them to an aw
ful licking, and they girded on their
amor of righteousness aAd hare gone
forth to slay their former comrades,
the Standpats, AH members of the
G. O. P. will Dlease rise and loin in
sfagteg 'Lead Kindly Light Amid En
ALL FOR SENATOR GORE.
Jury Tried To Break All Report U
vindicating the Blind
OklaJioma City, Ok., Feb. IS. -JLs
Qufckljf m it could get pen and
and the foreman could sign tda aaat
to it, the jury in the? Bond-Gora c&
returned a verdict today fa favor tl
Thnmaa t r.m m.i
J of Oklahoma.
President Woodrow. Wilson wu oa
tions to- Senator C after tha tew.
iuich, vas return a. . An hour Uct
thi Ur.. .
rr" ms was
House, sfened by Mr. Tumulty tk
1 rraBJucoi secretair.
Heartiest cocigrttulaticM Tunruk
iu jury reured to its roan t o-
1 flour mfautes hter it ram W
( with its verdict.
. ww we 01 me quietest verdict
qa .record. .It would have been 1
turned aooner r .the- Jury had h4
paper and pen'.and ink fa' Its roast
The Jury wanted to beat all record
But, it 'was delayed because, thera vta
nd writing material io Hs room.
The Jurors, after they wers djs
charged, drew up and signed tha fek
"We, the 'Jury,-impaneled -fa ta
case entitled Minnie E.. Bond ' Tf
Thomas- Pryor Gore, f Jr.d that tha art
dence is" Insufficient upon, which. $
predlcate a suit,- and tbat'' a'd ev.
denes wholly, exonerat s "the. da
fendemt, Thomas Pryor Gore; and w
rurther .find, that in our optoico tba
facts fa. the case, were entirely na
ficient upon whfch to bass t ' snjti
and' 'we' unanimous J,y state' that at
the conclusion "of plaintiff.' 'evideae
had the 'defendejit at .that time nr
nounced' that' he 'desired to fa'trodna
no evidence fa" his behalf and rfated
his case,, our vrJict would have(teaa
the 'same! in that evek.as.ths onei
flavor of the dependent, Tlcmstpryv
or Gore; ...
'.''In' witness whereot" csch of u I
divdually eigne th's statement. .
Each one of the twelve nrn iign4
It ' .' ."'"' ' .
. ' SCHOOL' WINS PIANO,' .
The big contest which ha beea ca.
the post few weeks for the piano to
be given away by -'the LundMada 4
Boanger store, closed last ' Saturday
night, -the 7th and- 8th grade of tha
city schools wimp ing the prize by
iy about 13,000 vota over their nr
est competitor, the Christian- churtk.
Jhte race- b'etwipen. the school end tha
phurch' had been close all the- ttaaa
and -until .the'' last vote "was connteb)
it. seemed 'about a toss-iip as' to whkA
would win the pr'zel Both, sides had
worked hard sine? the 'start, the'ehifc
dren'pf.the school-maintafalng a par
trol at' the store door' day , aid nfrtt
to meet all customers' and ask for
thedr' votes, and' there was fret re' .
Jolcing among, the-scholars whea'tja
decisldn of the Judges 'was announced
In celebration of the occasion tha
scholars .of 'three grades, were grant'
ed a half hoUday-'. Monday .morotnc
ana Dorrowwig an old kimber wajo
they hauled it to the. store, loaded ra
the tnstrument.'and then hauled It B
andOnstalled it -fa the school buildinc
They are mighty proud of Tthe new
instrument . and desire to'' thank a3 '
who assisted- them, in" securing tha
LUNDBLADE STORE CLOSED.
The Charles' Luadblad ra' wsa
by the' attorney for "the creditors. Tbt
store seemed to be. enjoy ig a blf
trade -and making money, but' H to
said that large purchasse' of .unsalable.
goods had crippled the f inancc's of th
firm so that they .were forced to
close their doors.. Just what shame
the affaire of. the business are fa baa
not been made public as yet
D. C. Johnson, cashier of the Peo
pies Stats Bank, was vjp from Hi
wood yesterday to attend to business
matters here and for a .visit with hia
parents, Mr. and Mrs.- Amos Johnson
The girls of the Sodality dub cC
the Catholic church gave a social at
the Knights of Columbus hail Tues
day evening for the members of that
order and their friends which v&a
quite largely attended. A nice luacV
waa served, games of vartaia kinds
indulged in and all present enjoyed
a royal good time.