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DEM( RvTPTIX'aT mm: EI VOLUME XXXI. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1914, ' NUMBER 15' The Great Bend Ball Team Is Now At Home For Nine Games. Try Getting Out And Boosting. 0 4 $3 f ? Err; A FEDER MAKING GOOD Great Bend Man Making Reputation As An Orator. Vr P. Feder, secretary of the State .Public Utilities Commission, is not only making an enviable reputation for himself by the rapid and business Uke manner by which bis duties of that office aie conducted, but is also building for himeefl the deserved' rep utation of being one of the best ora tors of the state and his service are becoming greatly in demand at all bif jpitnerings of a political nature, and more especially wfere the peopCe mnat the real facts and figuers pre sented to them in an accurate man ner, for Billy is a walking encyclope dia when It cornea to quoting statis tics and, he can quote them so rapidly JUxl In such an interesting manner that he 'can hold the attention of an audience as w?Jl as an orator who we ever in the state and can make a spicy talk of what would with most , . public speakers be, a mighty dry sub- ' -doct, Oancerndng a couple of his re- .' "sent speeches we have clipped the fo! sowing from a couple of our ex Changes, the first article being from the Oswego Gazette, and the second from the Wimfield Free Press: "the Democrats of Oswego and ..La- bette county he'4 the second of a ser 9 im of three banquts in the basement cf 'the Presbyterian, church on Wed- nesday. evening. It was a complete 6 euccess, bringing a great number of , tie Democrats from all parts of the country' together. It was regretted "tha,4 Got. George H. Hodges could nq fee present, but that loss was In a great measure compensated by the splendid presentation of facts audi fi gures by Hon. W. P. Feder, secretary of the State Utilities Commission, wbr made a splendid address which was listened to with attention by all. : '".Mr. Feder Is an excellent enter- -tainer. He speaks rapidly and djs ,t tiacUy, He knows when the audience has about enough facs, and immedi ately proceeds to stir 'em up"" with some spicy jokes "Billy" spoke .for thirty-five minutes and everyone p re Bent was sorry when he sat down. In bis speech, Mr. Feder explained that be was not a candidate; that he had been a candidate on the Democratic ticket twelve times which gave him a, batting average of seven hundred '.. per cent: - "Mr. Feder made the most compre- tensive explanation of the workings of the Board of Administration that - 'via ever made in Labette county, am , be received a good many campldmeDiti after tjhe close of the banquet from B men end women who were glad to be e Instructed about the facts." ' IWJnfleM Free Press: "W. p. Feder secretary of the state utilities commission, made a Strong address at the Democraitic ral ly at Island Park this afternoon. He gave a rapid fire review of the work and accomplishments of the ad- (Copyright.) f ...II I, ,1.1. !!!!!, III.. I :.MI. . U .,.,11!' I .i -UT sCtS Alc . i i I , , .T mil II FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. The announcement of Miss Mattie Fruit, of this city, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Coun ty Superintendent is one which is meeting with a great deal of favor ail over the county, and from men and women of all political faiths alike. Miss Frudtis one of the oldest teachers, in point of continuous ser vice, in Barton county and is one of its most successful instructors. Her long experience in, both the rural and city schools has placed her in a position to really understand their needs and week points, and there is probably not another person in the county better qualified to bring them up to and maintain them at the verj highest standard of efficiency, in addition to her thorough knowledge of all branches of school work, she is a woman of broad judgment and excellent business ability, and her nomination and election would be a credit to the county, and wcuM be to the best interests of the schools of the county. Other towns all over the country are agitating for a saffe and sane 4th Of July. No .worry need be felt ajctg that line for this part of Kansas. Ev ery boy big enough to handle a pitch fork will probably be at work In the harvest fields at that time, and there will be but few people left in the towns to. create any commotion. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warren acd children, and . H. Knlpp, of Ellin wood, and Miss Kathleen Warren, of Dodge City, who Is visiting' with her brother and family, were up from El linwocd Wednesday evening for a U'. tle visit with Great Bend friends. Oscar Johnson, who has been em ployed by the Rurntey Threshing Ma chine Co. out of Wichita for several months, came in last Friday for a lit tle visit with home folks," returning to Wichita, Saturday morning. R. B. Hercid-'wes up front Ellin- wood Wednesday on a business trip and visit. , ministration and told how the state was being saved money, in splet of the criticisms of the opposition paper One item he gave was explanatory of the increased expense fn the ealre state over last year. The legislature appropriated $175,000.00 to complete the G. A. R. Memorial building which was started five years ago. This a completed now but needed the money in 1914. Over $100,000.00 was appro priated also for buildings which burn ed during the past two years previous The governor's office la run for $15, 000.00 a year less than the year pre via a and the state utilities comm's slon la run for $19,000.00 less than before. "New buildings are being construct ed at various places and the state educational Institutions have 1200 more students this year than last. EMBARRASSING MOMENTS BARTON COUNTY MEN LAND. Sam Hill and C. C. Jackson Land Ap pointments as Deputy Martial 3 . Wtfh the announcement 'last week that O. T. Wood, of Liberal, Kansas, had been appcfcited as U. 6. Marshal for the district of Kansas, came also the news that two Barton county men had also landed positions under Mr. Wood. Sam P. HiH, of Pawnee Rock, has been appointed as deputy mar shal for the Wichfta district, acd C. C. Jackson, who has been agent for the Wells Fargo Express Co. In this city for the past four years, na been appointed as chief deputy . for Mr. Wood and will have hds office with him in Topeka, The par.t:cn of the latter will be more In the r.a tune of a private secretary, as Us duties wilt be entirelycWical, r:.J he will need to do oope of the out side work. The position pays $2000 a year. Mr. HUl has been en active candidate for his appointment and It has been pretty generally conceded that be wouldJand as a d:puty provid ed Wood secured his place. -The ep pointment cf 'Mr. Wood has been a most popular one, as he I'i well and favorably known throughout the state and the appointment of Meters Jack son and HUl as his two head assist ants will be (pleasing news to their many Meads throughout this tec tian. Mr. Jackson has already taken up his duties in, Topeka and Sam Hili friends can mow call cn him at the federal building to Wichita. PETE GORY DEAD. Word was received here Wednesda) of the death of Pete Gory which oc curred at his home near Hoisington on Tuesday morning. Mr. Gory wse one of the long time s&ttkrs of the north part of the coani'y and wes cue of the big farmers and land .owners of this part of the state. He had been In very poor health for some time, but his condition had not been regarded as serious by, his friends and his sudden death Sis a sad shock rot only to the family but to hds hos s c warm friends ail over Barton county, for he was a man, who enjoyed a very wide acquaintance and everyone who knew Mm was his warm friend. The funeral services were he'd from the Catholic church in Hofcfng ton Thursday morncng at 10 o'c'ock, and interment made in the cemetery at that place. The many friends Join in extending to the bereaved family sincere sym pathy in their hour of sorrow. Milton Bosse and Clyde Chalfant of EXfcwood, were here on a, business trip last Friday. W. L. Bowersox left last Friday for Toledo, Ohio, being one of the delegates from this 6tate to the Na tional Grand Lodge meeting of the M. W. A. lodge. He will probabft visit in Chicago and other eastern cities before his return. 3 . ' I. W. W. AT WORK. ' But Their Work Was Only Trying tjq Organize A Strike. M. K. Fox and Geo. A. Carey, two members of the i. W. W. from De trait, Mich., were ia the city a couple of days last week trying to organize the harvest hands ino a club which would demand $4 per day for 8 hours for work la the harvest fields. L W. W. is an abbreviation of the society of the Industrial Workers of the World, but it has been more cor rectly named the "I Wont Work" socijety. No qther labor organization In the country will affiliate with the society, and its members are relly outcasts among the laboring class. They are simply "fornjnst" everything on earth, and they are especially an tagonistic against the man, who hss property. They betfeve that the world owes them a living but they do no believe that they should work for the sajne unless the conditions are exactly to their liking. They be lieve that what's theirs Is their own, but what the other fellow has should be divided, and their general deport ment and conversation is along these L3jes Their meetings here were pro ductive of but little good for their cause. The large per cent of the men who are here to work im the harvest are looking for jobs and not situation They realize that a harvest wage of $3 per day is ail that the farmer can afford to pay, and they dq not ask that an eilght hour a day provision be tacked onto the agreement, ej'her. A better lot of men than tha oies who are here for the harvest this year wouCd (be hard to find, and there is no question but what the most of them wiiil make geed hands. They hive coma here from practacaily ev ery state in the union, and they have come hers to find wcrk end not pen sians, mi they resented the action of the I. W. W. men fujly as much as did the farmers. The city has been, doing a good wort in helatw' to take care of the men until the harvest started. They have been giving them meal tilclcto and in return have been havjig the men put in a few hours at work on the city streets. But few have refused to as sist Da, some way for their meals and these have been invited to provide for themselves or leave the city. The attitude of a number of Che men was shown by three youBg fellows Mon day. . They had hit town broke the nteht before and had secured free meal tSckets fcr their breakfast. Lat er in the day one of them seeurea little work and got ho!d cf som? cash, and all secured jobs for the harvest, but before they left for the Country they bunted up Mayer Daw son and tendered Mm seventy five cents for the three meais the city had furnished them. Men like that are bound to make good hands, end the majority of those here this year are of this same kind. NEW OCCUPATION TAX. ' The new occupation tax recently passed by the c!ty commissioners has been the subject of much discuS6icn the past few days, seme people be ing strongly in raver cc tne move ment, while others are just rs bit terly opposed. Th3 amount of taxes levied varies from $5 per yecr to ts high as $30 per. day for circuses and such shows. Bankers pay $2o a year and publishers $10, putting the print er man almost to the plutocratic cfcrc Lawyers are very common sort -of folks and are only assessed $5 per year, while an auctioneer ts levied it $10. If you are only a doctor It will cost you but five dollars a year, tut if you abo lay claim to being a sur geon, another five will be tacked on. If you are a com doctor it will cat you $2 a day, but a dentist gets off with $3 per year, and the man who sells you your meat is assessed $10. It is a fearful add wonderful con glomeration, and It would be weTl for all young men to look up the ordrv nance carefully before mating up their minds what profession or trade they will take op for life. The idea of the ordinance is all right but it needs several different adjustments to make it half way equitable. One thing that Great Bend need3 is & man like Pauline, of Wichita- main with money n-ho takes a pride in backing up its public enterprises like the ball team. We have the men who have the money alright several of them but they dcart seem deposed to turn loose of their money to, just that way. HAVE A CANDIDATE. Every Democratic vcter In Bartca county should remember that this county will have a candidate for com inatlon "on the state ticket this year at the August primaries in the per son of George MoGill, county attor ney of Sedgwick county, who is seek ing the Democratic nomination for the office of Attorney General. Mr. McGill is a strictly Barton county product, and after completing hjs ed ucation in the schools of this coucty" and in the old Central Normtl Col lege, first engaged 1q the practice cf law in this city. Later he. removed to Wichita where he opened &. law office and for four years served as deputy county attor ney, and 19 now serving his eecend term as county attorney of Sedgwi: county, being re-elected in the ft of 1912 with a majority of over 1200 in a county which is normally ajnoH 3000 Republican. He is one of the brilliant young lawyers of the sta'e and Is amply qualified in every way to perform the. manifold and arduou duties of the office which he seeks and as he Is an old Barton county boy his many friends here should ral ly to his support and see that he re ceives thg unanimous vote of the party at the primary election. BUYS ANOTHER SHOW. Fred Savage, proprie'or of the Elite Theatre Jq this cjty, last week com pleted a dsal for the purchase of the DeLuxe Theatre to, Hu'chlcscn, one of the very finest motlcn picture theatres in the state. This purchase gives Mr Savage two shew hcufes dn Hutchinson, he having purchased the Iris Theatre there some months 8go. Both theatres have besu enjoying a b'g patronage, and under the persona direction, of Mr. Savage thebusin'tes will be imateriiiUy increased He 33- a man who thoroughly uuderatands how to cater to the public demands in pleasing manner, and he wO furn'fh his patrons wtth hPjh c'-aeSntertain ment that will be sure to ptoea. Mr. Savae and his wSTe w'M move frcm here shortly and will make their bom In Hutchinson, arad while their many friends in Great Bend regret seeing them leave, yet they wish for them the best of everything fa their new home. Earl Frye will have charge of the Elite Theatre for Mr. Savnge. 8AVED THE BALL TEAM. A committee of the baseball enthu siasts of the city were busily engaged Tuesday and Wednesday ia raising the necessary funds to carry the Mil Iters along until. the next pay day. At a meeting of the directors of the base ball association the other eventeg it was decided to put the matter up to the fans as to whether they wanted the town to stay on the ba3eta:l map or not. Thursday of this week was pay day and the grand total m the club treasury was just 25 cents. The attendance has been very poor so fr this season, but the directors stated that if the team could be carried' to the next pay day they could pay their own way the balance of the season, for the attendance Is always much better after harvest. A cornmiJttee of twenty men about town had at the opening of the seas on each given their note for $20 to raise the $400 guarantee that the team would finish the season's eched ule and naturapy ncjne of them de sired to lose this amount. It was finally decided that $500 wOuM ence more put the team in the clear, and short season tickets, good for fifteen of the next twentyjtwo games, were offered for sale at $5 each and a suf ficient number disposed of to raise the desired amount, so Great Bend is to be an the baseball map for anoth er thirty days, anyway. There are a number of business men and other citizens of the town, who believe that a league baseball teem Is too costly a luxury for a town of this sdze, but the majority seem to be of the opinion that the team is enough of an advertisement for the town and should be maintained. The attendance has not been anything Uke as large as it should have teen. and it is to be hoped that the pat rons will be more liberal in their sup port for the balance of the s?ascu. A message was received here Wed nesday by the officers of the F. O E. that Evan Benbow, who was resident of this city some years ago, had Just died at that place. He was a' member of the Eagles Lodg1 of this city. TELLS OF KANSAS. Indiaryfsn Writes Interesting litUP of Barton County. . Levi Puterbaugh, who many years. ago was a resident of this county, but who has been living in Indiana for the last twenty years, was here re cently for a visit with his brotherfci law, Jacob Shivery, and while her wrote an interesting' letter to t. old home paper, The Argon Reflector; of Argos, Jndiana, which shows befw Great Bend and Barton county loota to an outsider, and which we hAT taken the liberty of 'repriating. fLU letter in part 19 as follows Great Bend, Kas., Mfy-X 13 It. Dear Editor: ' Having left Indiana on the 18th tf April for a western tour we irrined in the Sunflower state in .tie city ot ti Great Bend early on the morning of . the 24th. After an absence 'of to years we were somewhat curious f ter an all-night ride, to see the couv try in which we spent 4 1-2 yeajr earry Hfe. We were not surprised tc . find it very, dry, and vegetation ap parently suffering- for want of moiv ture. We were informed that ta&f had had three days of high wind. which was still evident, the air being filled with dust and dirt. '. On the second day after our v&- val my wife's brother, , Mr. Jak Shively, took us for a trip In ih, country in his "'Ford." We went north and west and then east, makinji circuitous route or pernaps za ox 30 miles, going through Hojslngtoa. and passing through the CheyeoM bottoms, famous in former yenrs as the racing ground of the American Coursing dub, where prizes were giv en to the best Grey Hound in chL ing the Jack Rabbit. The wheat at! this time looked very bad, much ot it looked about dead. You couldnt have given me a farm here V I woulj have to agree to live on it. But k! AB Is changed now.. Today she's Jiks the pouting, school girl, tomorrow she's all smiles and sunshine:' Co pious rains have come ami gentle showers have fallen. What was one: barren and desolate land is now tamsformed by beautiful grass, vN dare and foTwers. A land of milk an honey. The wheat shot up, as ft" were, byimaglcandls now headed, out' and promises to be the greatest ever known in the history of the state? 200 ml'lion bushels froa an e;ima.4 acreage of 8,333,000 is the biggest Kansas ever had or poedbty eVer, vti ' have. It is estimated here that ft will make anywhere from 20 .to 40 bu, per acre. 2000 men, It is thougrU will be needed In Bartoacoanty.aJom 1 to help gather the mighty harvest. Some predict that wages wiU. be $). and upward per day. Other things of interest might be mentioned. It 1 said that Kareaa one of the richest sta'es ! tb union. Her bank deposits are sail to be more than a thousaid doUara" per capita. Great Bend has a Popa2 tion of about 5,000. She has thret strong banks. The GennanJlmert- can, capitalized at $100,000. The First National, and the Citizens. It is ttit that some of the farmers are bears stockholders. There are four flourim mills, two of which "have a capacity of more than a thousand barrels per day. The famous, brands, "Madt Right" and "Moses Best are mailt here. . ; . Nineteen years ago a creamery started with two patrons. We TWt& the plant this week and were toll that cream Is now shipped here froa 130 stations and that last Sunday4 output alone was 23.520 pounds of. butter. The average Is more than fiv9 tons dally. They ship 3 to 4 car loads each week. They have t large churns with a capacity of lOOO pounds each, which are kept, busy I wouiu uze to tell, you of the new as pha't paving that Is being put ia. and the r'w P or Office and ths Car. negie Library, commodious school buildings, large mercantile houses, re ugious influences, etc., but time acd space win not permit We anxiously await the coming sf the RefWcr each week and eagerly scan t$ coL umns for news from Hear old ArgcS ua yicmiiy. Very truly yours, , ' LEVI PUTE31BAUCH. . P. S. Please send my next copy of Reflector to Denver, Colo., la cere of Chas. Shively, 2308 So. Emer St. Something Uke fifty automobiles have been purchased 'in Barton coun ty since the first of Mrch. That dots not look as though ready mony was, so awfuBy scarce.