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You can lose a year's work in fifteen minutes Absolute Protection js afforded by our hail policy in the Northwestern which ' takes effect . Immediately Rates Reasonable . Payment Sure , Arthur E. Taylor Brinkman Bank Building' - SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE. Topeka, Kan., May 25, 1914. HOW-. MEMORIAL HALL FUNDS DISAPPEARED. Io 1&09 the state received some thing over $532,000 in cash from the United States Government on old M&i ctelms. Twenty-two thousand of this was paid to John, C. Nichol son, State Financial Agent at Wash ington, as a commission' for success fully pushing the claim. This left a toad of- $510,000 in the State Treas ury, which the Legislature of 1909 practically set aside in the preamble to' Chapter 15 of the Session Laws tf 1909 for the purpose of erecting and ' completing the Memorial Build ing, whlch'was dedicated at Topeka this week. The first appropriation) in 1909 was $200,000, but only $39,000 of this am was spent and the balance of 1160,000 was cancelled by the Legis lature of 1911. The Press Bureau is reliably, informed that even this Viw,wj appropriation was incnuawi loi the State Auditor's estimate of the amount of money to be raised by taxation and was raised by direct taxation that' year. . Governor Stubbs deliberately de &jed -the wort of extraction on Memorial Hall for the same reason that the State Hospital at Larned and the Tuberculosis ..Hospital at Horton. were not constructed. If the work on Memorial Hall had been pushed and the balance of $160,000 used, it would have compelled an in crease in the state levy; and this, for political reasons. Stubbs wanted to avoid. It is said that when the Legislature of 1911 met, the $510,000 net balance received from the Government had already been spent by the Stubbs ad ministration in paying the runnng expenses of the state. Apparently the Legislature of 1911 was kept in ignorance of this fact, for it emphasized its intention of devoting this fund of $510,000 to the building cf this- Memorial Hall by repeating in Chapter 40 of the Session Laws of 1911 the preamble of the original act of 1909 and appropriating the sum cf $250,000 to be expended during the fiscal years 1911-12 and 1912-13. This was also raised by direct taxation. When Governor Hodges came into office, $215,000 of this last $250,00? appropriation had already been spent, but the entire $510,000 was gone and the unexpended balance of 1160.000 that bad been raised 1909-10 for the express purpose cl bfing applied to the building of Memorial Hall was also gone-sed for other purposes and wiped cut; and not only that, but in Decembei 1912, the Stubbs administration was compelled to reach over and take $337,000 out of the taxes of '1913 be longing to the Hodges administration, to .pay 1912 bills, and then left defi cits amounting to $115,000. So that when Governor Hodges came Into of fice $254,000 tad been spent on Me morial Hall by the Stubbs administra tion, but the $510,000 was gone, as was also the $200,000 raised by direct taxation in 1909-10, and the $250,000 raised In 1911 and 1912 by taxation. Adding these items together we find that out of $960,000, $254,ooo wae spent on the building, and the rest of the money was used to keep the Sbihh administration out of bankruptcy. This left the Hodges ad. ministration the unfinished building to complete. $175,000 was apprcpriat ed for that purpose, and $100,000 or $150,000 more will be requ'red to fur nish and equip it and for all this, the dear tax payeer has to dig down in his pocket. It is not the Hodges ad' ministration that has brought about this state of affairs, but the Repub lican administration of Gov. S'.utbs. To the $175,000 add the $115,000 de ficit and the unexpended balance cf $35,000 of the appropriation made in 1911 which the Hodges administrat'on bad to take out of its own funds, acd you have $325,000 of deficit, rightly and properly changeable to the Stubbi administraiton. Yet Republican off clals have the effrontery to charge the old debts of the Stubbs adminls bration up to the Hodges administra tion. If Stubs had not deliberately de layed the construction of Memorial Hall and tie other public buildings, which are now being constructed by the present administration, his ad ministration would have gone into bankruptcy. When these items are properly charged against the Stubbs admin 'r tratlon which Is directly responsible for them, it will be seen that Hodges in le not only actually doing the busi ness of the state on less money than his predecessor, but that out of a total of $211,000 to be paid on B'.ate bonds In July, $160,000 will have been accumulated out cf revenu e belonging to his administration. Twice the Legislature apprcpriat ed $150,000 to build the Larned In sane Hospital and the Tuberculosis Hospital, twice the state levy includ ed these amounts, and twice the tax payers dug up $150,000 but no hospi tals were build. This $300,000 also went to keep the Stubbs admin let ra tion out of bankruptcy. The Legislature of 1913 appropriate ed $150,000 to build these Hospitals and the Hodges administration is building them. If the Stubbs admin- is traikm had used the money the taxpayers dug up for this purpose, this 1913 appropriation would not havp been necessary. That is the differ ence between a blow-hard and a busi ness administration. lice of Primary Election Ado. 4, 14 bliice of County Clerk Great Bend, Kansas April 27lh, 1914 State of Kansas, County of Barton, SS. To Whom It May Concern: 1, C F. Younkin, county clerk, In and for county and state afore said, having received notice In writing from the Secretary of State, of the state of Kansas, designating the offices for which Candidates are to be nominated at the Primary Election, to be held on the first Tues day in August 1914, which is. the 4th day of said month, do hereby certliy pursuant thereto that each of the several political parties of this state and county at said Primary may nominate one candidate to be voted for at the General Election to be held in November 1914, for each of the following ollices, To-wlfc- ' Candidates lor United States Senator ."' Candidates tor Governor , -' Candidates for Lieutenant-Governor ; Candidates for Secretary of State Candidates for State Auditor Candidates for State Treasurer . Candidates for Attorney General Candidates for State Superintendent oi Public Instruction Candidates for Superintendent of Insurance ' . Candidates for State Printer . Candidates for Congress, 7th Congressional District Candidates for Representative for 78th District Candidates for County Clerk Candidates for County Treasurer 7 Candidates for Register of Deeds : Candidates for CountyAttorney Candidates for Probate Judge h; Candidates for Sheriff Candidates for Coroner Candidates for County Superintendent oi Public Instruction "Candidates for County Surveyor , Candidates lor Clerk oi the District Court Candidates for County Printer . Candidates for County Commissioner 1st CommIssIonerDIstrIct ' Candidates for Justice oi Peace Candidates for Constable Candidates for Trustee Candidates for Clerk Candidates for Treasurer Candidates tor Committeeman Also (Non-Partisan Ofilees to be on separate ballot) 3 Candidates for Justices of the Supreme Court Candidates for Judge cf theS23th Judicial District .Witnessed my hand and the seal cf said county this 2Slh day of Aprai914. Ex-State Printer Tom McNea' who is now editor of Arthur Cap per's Mall and Breeze Aud tor Da vis, who wamts to be a third time candidate for State Auditor and State Superintendent W. D. Ross, who wants to be Republican candidate for re-election to the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, have all been using a goodly amount of newspaper space during the past week, attempting to explain awa' some of the things Governor Hodges has recently said about them. What Governor Hodges said would not oc cupy more than three or four inches single column newspaper space; but these gentlemen find it necessary to occupy from three-quarters to twr columns apiece in making their ex ptenatlons. But that does no" change the fact that McNeal did leave a deficit; that Davie bas jug gled figures and that Rose has beef an obstructor. It was only a few weeks ago that a non-political organization of taxpayer in Jewell county denounced Ross as unfit to discharge the sacred dutl: of the high office which he is hold lng. That does not come from Gov ernor Hodges, but from taxpayers who are interested in the welfare' of our public schools. The point of all this Is that the Governor Is putting the bunch that has been attacking him on the fenslve and that they are now mak rng lengthy explanations which do not explain. Chairman afford of the Republican State Central Committee la apparent, ly frightened. The almost continu ous ovation which Governor Hodges received during his recent trip through Northwestern Kansas, being compelled in many towns to hold tw and three meetings tn order that the people might have an opportunity to hear him, has given the opposition a severe shock. The magnificent reception accorded the Governor In the northwest was only a continuation of that which he had received everywhere he has gone. There has been no exaggeration as to the size of the crowds and the enthusiasm. To counteract this, Gaf ford has arranged for a number of Renublican county banquets at dif ferent points over the state, but in most places the Republicans are so badly divided that they cannot agree on a toastmaster, and so far as has beene heard from, there has been no enthusiasm and the meetings hav been very poorly attended. Those who nave had the longe experience In state politics believe that the Interest and "enthusiasm shown at the Governor's meetings mean but one thing, and that is that the people of the state are satisfied with Governor Hodges' . administra- tlon, and that they are going to re turn him to power for another two years. Whether ex-Mayor J. B. Billard of Topeka will be an independent can didate for Governor this fall appears to be a matter about which nobody has any positive knowledge. So far as can be ascertained .Mr. Billard has not said that he will be a candidate and he has not said that he wi'l net be a candidate. It is no concern of ours which way he decides the mat ter. Mr. Billard has a right to be a candidate if he' wants to be. The Press Bureau does not believe that his candidacy will lave any special effect on tie final resuR. One thing la certain, the radical Resubmission i6t8 are not all Democrats: we do not believe that a majority of them are Democrats. We fully believe that air. Billard will draw mere votes from Republican and so-ca!?ed Progressive sources than from the Democratic ranks. We mention the discussion of Mr. Billard 'a candidacy, however, otly for the purpose of calling attention to the anxiety of our Republican and Eu31 Moose friends on tho subject. The Burcra Is in pcsc-s!ca cf a letter form wnlch is being distrib uted over the state by a Republican friend of Mr. Capper. Th's form letter is a request for Mr. BUlard to become a candidate for Governor, and the persons to whom they are distributed are asked to sign them and send them in. On the other hand, gentleman who stands very high in Bull Moose councils, le quoted as saying that their only hope to elect Henry Allen Is in getting Billard to run as an independent, and it is un derstood that they have been doing all In their power to promote his can didacy. The Press Bureau does not believe that Mr. Billard candidacy will have the effect .which tlfey think it will, but that, on the other hand, these gentlemen. WIN find themselves hoist by their own petard in case Mr. Billard does conclude to become candidate. The significance of all this is thaj the Capper and Henry Allen forces are placing their several hopes of success on the candidacy of Mr. Bil lard and practically confessing in advance that if either of them is elected he will owe his election to tht radical Resubmission whisky vote. and thus- be under obligations to that element. THE MAN WHO always pays his bills by check on a home bank in creases his credit and creates an added respect for himself on the part of the dealer because it shows that he is handling his financial affairs in a system atic, business like way. We shall be glad to open a check account with you. We furnish bank and check books free. We will secure your money against loss at our expense. One dollar starts an account with us. . We want your business because we can help you in various ways. Just try us. Citizens National Bank It Is to Governor Hodges' credit that he ia not basing his hopes of election on that sort of & proposition and that he has fearlessly appealed to the men and women of Kansas who believe that the open saloon should not return to thip state, and that the laws against the illegitimate sale of intoxicating liquor should be enforced. While the friends of Mr, Capper and Mr. Allen are debating the question as to which one of them the Billard vote will elect, our motto will continue to be "We Should Worry.' A recent investigation conducted by the Board of Corrections at Lan sing developed the fact that the gag, the straight jacket, and the "water cure' had been used as punWuneatti under the Codding administration, and that the gag and straight jacket had been applied seven times under the Botkin administration by hold- over employee before e Ward en Botkta discovered It; and that when he did find it out he immediately took pes. ' session of these instruments and put an end to the practice. The evidence was taken under oath and abundantly discloses the state of facts mentioned Now comes ex-Governor' Stubbs and demands an investigation, and not only that but generously names that the ex-Governor will find that bluff' don't go. Warden Botktn has accepted his proposition and tic cepts- Prof. Biackmar, ex-Wexden McClaughry, and the Rev. Chat. M. Sheldon as investigators, if these gentlemen consent to act, whatever report they make will undoubtedly be accepted as final, and will not b sup pressed, as was ft certain report whioh was once upon a time- made by a certain commitee appointed by Mr Stubbs himself. This report will be given to the public and will probabrj expose some of the sham prison re form of the Stubbs administration. Among other things the Committee will probably be called upon to 1&7 whether or not there was any eon. necuan oeiween tne orutai puwsn. ment of & certain nrisoner and ths death of this same prisoner very shortly thereafter. And also to eey why it is that under the Botkin id.' ministration there are only about 60 per cent as many punishments as on-' der the Codding administration. S. T, SBATON.' The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Converse died at the family home la Clarence township on Monday of this week and was burled the same day. Mrs. Converse has been in a Very er lous condition but is getting eject fairly well at this time. The many friends of the family will sympathise with them In their loss. Ifrlifj The ifilt Farmer liifr Who jlrtui Has ASilo . flf Doesn't Mill Need tggp) Worry about a short hay crop a few acres planted to fodder com will turn the trick. Ask your neighbors who have one and then come in and let us show you the kind of silo stave stock we handle. We believe it is the best made and most dur able you can find anywhere for the money. An Illinois banker after using a Weyerhaeuser Silo writes: "I used to doubt. Now lam prepared to believe about everything I read or hear said in favor of a SILO." It is not. claiming to much to say that a WEYERHAEUSER SILO will be free of cost and yield a profit, or more than pay for itself in one year. They often in one year pay for themselves twice over and more. T. P.FAIH LUMBER CO.