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VOLUME XXXI. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1914. N DM PER 21 Remember The Primaries Tuesday, August 4th. Turn Out And Register Your Choice Hi a irDnnPhTVT COUMTY LOOK FOR SHOUSE We desire to call the attention of the Democratic voters of the county, and especially those who are interested in the candidacy of ' Senator Jouctt Shouse, of Kins- ley, for the nomination for con gress from this district, to the fact that Mr. Shouse's name appears secondfon the primary election ballots of this county. The names of "the congressional candidates are rotated according to counties and on none of the ballots here will the Senator's name appear at the top, so when you mark your ballot, if you desire to vote for; Mr. Shouse, and the large majority of the voters of this county desire to do so, do not make the mistake of voting in the first square under the congres- sional head. Look for Shouse's name and then make cross in the square opposite. Henry Buschman, of south of Ellinwood, was a business visi tor in the city Saturday. DOUBLE BEREAVEMENT The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Johnson, of west of town, will sincerely sympathize with them in the great grief which i sioner, went up to his LAUGHLIN ACTIVE IN WHEAT PRICE FIGHT. has befallen them the past week in the death of two of their lit tle ones, Clarence Melvin, aged t ao years, three months and four days, who died Sunday afternoon after an illness of several days from stomach trouble, and Mil dred, the little baby daughter, aged eleven months and five days, who died Wednesday noon after a brief illness with summer complaint. The funeral services of Clarence were held at the fam ily home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, and of the little daughter Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. It is indeed a sad shock to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson to lose the two of their little ones within so short a space of time, and the many friends extend most heartfelt sympathy to them in their time of great sorrow. Tell the news to Phone 36. Topeka, July 29.-When P. E. Laughlin, assistan bank commis- home at THEY WENT CAMPING Vote For C F. YOUNK1N FOR COUNTY CLERK Tuesday, August 4th Advertisements Marysville, early in July, to at tend the quarterly meeting of the Citizens Stale Bank, of which he is president, and to look after threshing and selling his wheat, this Marshall county banker and j cool grass, enjoy the delightful farmer, who, incidentally, is a shade, drink from the sparkling candidate tor slate treasurer, was ! spring, wade in ' the soothing astonished to find that all he creek waters and capture mem Nearly everyone sometime in the heydey of youth gets the idea that they must go on a camping trip. They have a beautiful grassy spot pictured in their mind where a pretty stream wends yes, wends is right its way. There they can get close to nature, can revel in the prettv, 3T Uoltbl edrmlly Light Pump your house the water from the well Run the Sewing Machine Run the Washing Machine Iron Cook You'll be surprised to learn how cheaply you can use all these modem devices. Let our representative tell you the rest. He has an interesting story and a "true" one too. Great Bend WateY &, Electric Co. Holsiron users ere bip'dei to visit the ncj electric display rscrs h&tDizcldleEzUh. couid get for his wheat was C2 cenls, while on the same day, No. 2 wheat was selling in the river markets for export at 82 1-2 cents. The local elevator men showed him their card bids which did not justify their paying over 62 cents, and then left them a very narrow margin for handling. Laughlin decided to stack his wheat and investigate. He consulted a num ber of Kansas elevator men, and they all made the same complaint that they thought they were not being sold as the market justified. It looked very much like a few few big fellows in the wholesale business knew the Kansas farm ers would be forced to sell their wheat early and that they coulq I buy it at their own price. Thd Kansas country elevator men arej as a rule, a fine body, and quitej willing to handle on a very close, margin, but they are not specuj lators. They buy on bids and sell as soon as bought. Thejj cannot afford to risk a fluctuat-l ing market and investigation de veloped that the freight rate fron an average county in Kansas, was around five cents per bushel, anq allowing an additional four cents for commission, the local elevaj tor man's expenses for handling and other 'charges, making in all nine cents, which added to 6j cents, amounted to 71 cents on thq Kansas City market, it left elevenj cents margin unaccounted for. j Laughlin then went to. Salini to consult his personal friend, Maurice McAuliffe, who is presi dent of the Farmers' Union, and who confirmed Laughlin's fig ures, and because of the unsatis factory conditions was also slack ing his wheat. The two conclud ed to take the matter up with members of the Kansas delega tion at Washington, and the re sult was the Congressman Doo little resolution calling for a con gressional investigation of mar ket conditions in Kansas City. While the investigation has bare ly commenced, the result is be ginning to be apparent, as the price has already advanced sev eral cents to the Kansas farmer, and indications are that before the government committee can ever complete its report, the un explained margin will have dis appeared. Millions of bushels of wheat were sold in Kansas City, long ago on contract for export at prices that would permit the pay ing of 75 cents to the Kansas far mer, and our Kansas wheat is fill ing those contracts at 62 cenls. Enemies of the Democratic ad ministration are also complain ing about the Wilson administra tion having ruined our wheat mar ket, while Laughlin, in his speech es in his race for state treasurer, has been claiming that wheat selling in Kansas City at 82 1-2 cents in face of the best crop ever grown, puts the Wilson adminis tration in the clear. He recalls that a few years ago under Roose velt, with a much smaller crop, Kansas farmers had to sell at 57 cents. That was in 1906, when Kansas produced only 93 million bushels as compared to 154 million bush els estimated for this year. In August, 1906, Kansas farmers sold as low as 55 to 58 cents and it dropped to 68 1-2 in St. Louis. Millions of bushels of our wheat are being headed at Kansas sta tions every day, billed direct to New Orleans, for export, and if someone outside the state is get ting from six to eleven cents out of it without so much as seeing the wheat, Kansas farmers want to know it. There has never been a time in American history when foreign buyers grabbed our wheat so eag: erly as today, and at this time wheat is five cents higher in the Canadian markets than in this country, and the world's nvirkcts :; r f lol c :::t. T! i';j v.i'J bers of the finny tribe by means j of hook and line with the great- j est ease. And so this party of j young people, with thoughts) elysian. took themselves to a se-1 lected spot on Walnut creek last ' week where they were to have) this fairy experience so much talked about in books'. But they never thought the rude mosqui tos, gnats and flics would so in trude in their sacred quarters and insist on not only tormenting the flesh of the individual mem bers of the party but getting into the butter milk, coffee, etc., as well. They say it is not only a menace to human life but extreme ly disgusting to start to drink a cup of coffee and find that a half dozen flies have beaten you to it, or to have a tempting morsal of fried potato on your fork with your mouth ready to receive the portion when you discover three or four flies done to a crisp ad hering to the potato. Such an ex perience as this is apt to make a person believe that the camping life pictured in the story book is a myth, but it won't effect your appetite not much. For that part of your make-up is in first class working order and you -feel as though a horned toad or a roasted bull snake would be pal atable. On a trip like this you must swallow your pride and along with it a good many bugs and things that keep getting into the-eats. After the tents were pitched the principal employment was getting the meals, clearing up the dishes, swinging in the ham mocks, bathing in the creek, ex ploring the sandy beaches along the Arkansas river and trying to keep each other from having much desired nap. A couple of the boys who had been sent out on a foraging trip returned bring' ing a live five foot bull snake with them and this enlivened the camp and furnished enough amusement to last several hours, but it was hard on the bull snake. He the snake was made toper form in various ways. The girls held him in their hands, coiled up in their laps and one was bold enough to have him wind about her neck while a camera photo graph was taken. In the sandy desert an ostrich thinks it is hid when it buries its head in the sand, but one of the girls of this party was treated just the oppo site and was buried in the sand all but her head. A number from town were out to see the camp and those who composed the party insisted to all comers that they were having the time of their lives. They might have been shamming though, for they would hate to admit that it was anything but ideal. Those com posing the party were Mrs. Tom Milligan as chaperon, Misses Pauline Hirdler, Veva Ewalt, Bes sie and Ethel Clark, Messrs. Earl Trout, Bob Wright, Wilmer Mc Elree, of Emporia, and Ben Heus ner, of Coffeyville. ; - :.v-J ' :": .; ' -:' t ; '? r ..""' DAVID S. HOWELL. For U. S. Snator HON. GEO. A. NEELEY VOTE RIGHT. J. W. Cox has been on the sick list this week, being threatened with an attack of typhoid fever. J. J. Norton and Ed Christians were over from Hoisington Tues day on their way to Wichita on a business deal. be made that Kansas new wheat will not sell at top prices, but it is going into top price contracts all right, and going into top price flour, and is being exported promptly at top prices to some one. Perhaps the congressional in vestigation will throw some light on these obscure features. If, as now seems probable, the margin agamst the farmer evaporates by the time the committee from Washington reaches Kansas City, it will mean a saving of hi the neighborhood of fifteen million dollars to the Kansas farmer, which is the tidy sum of ?150,CC3 f t cr.ch cc.r.'v in tV? r' Next Tuesday, August 4, is the date for the general primary, at which time the candidates for the various places on the different tickets will be- selected by the voters of the parties. Every vo ter, woman and man, should be extremely careful with their bal lots to the end that the very best men of their party shall be select ed as the nominees for the offi ces on the ticket. Naturally, the big contest is for the nomination for United States Senator on the Democratic ticket, for there are a number of live applicants for this place, and it is conceded by all parties that the nomination for this position on the Democrat ic ticket is equivalent this year to an election. There are six good men as candidates for the nomi nation on the Democratic ticket. Each of these men are capable of filling the place with creqjt to themselves and to their party should they be so fortunate $ o I be selected for the pJa-.'c" Tr"-f tic-ally all of them are well known at least by reputation, to the vo ters of the state. But among these men, as in all groups of men, there are different degrees of capabiliity and fitness for the place to which they aspire, and the voters of Barton county arc asked to most carefully consider this matter before casting their votes next Tuesday. It has been the opinion of the Democrat man, and will continue to be, that George A. Neeley, pre sent congressman from the Big Seventh District, is the man best fitted to represent the people of this great state in the United States Senate, and we hold that the opinion is practical and good. If you, Mr. Business Man, Mr. Farmer or Mrs. Housewife, were going to employ a person to as sist you in your work, you would lay aside all personal differences and would select the person whom you thought was the most experienced in yor line; the per son whom you knew to be trust worthy, and the person who would be able to render you the efficient service and the same should hold good when you are selecting a man as your employe to represent your interests in the United States Senate just the same as in your private affairs. As a member of the lower house of congress, George Neeley has made good in every way. His work during his tenure of office has proven his eminent fitness for positions of high honor and trust, and on every occasion he has voted and worked consistent ly for the best interests of his people. The experience thus gain ed in his work at Washington during the past few years, and the warm personal friendship which he enjoys with President Woodrow Wilson and the other leaders of the nation, and the prestige he enjoys by reason of his brilliant work during the time he has been in Congress, plainly stamp him as the man who would be able to accomplish the most good for the people of this state, and consequently mark him as the man who should by all reason and good business sense receive the support of his party at the primaries on Tues day. lie is a man in the prime and vigor of his manhood, a tireless worker, and past experience has rroven that he can always be cr.:r'.:'i cn to I? wcr!-:!.-"? cn T ? Was born in Bakersville, Cosh octon county, Ohio, February 17, 1831, and died near Great Bend Kansas, July 23, 1914,. being 0 years, 5 months ami 6 days of age In his boyhood he removed to' Johnson couny, Iowa, where hp was married to Martha " Jaryj Suavely in 1S31. To this union ur children were born, one, Mr. C. B. Howell, of this city, Surviv ing. His first wife died in 1876, lie was married to Catherine De- Cou, December 10, 1879, in Dei Moines, la. One child of the three born to this union is still living Mrs. Nellie E. Jones, of this city When the call of his country in the civil war, he responded to came in its great hour, of trial, the call, being a member of Com pany Y 36 Iowa Infantry, and served four years. ' . In 1886 he came to Bartoa county and was one of the sturdy pioneers that endured the early days of privation and helped la solving the problems of a new country. He succeeded as .a far mer in this country and accumu lated considerable property e Mr. Howell became a Christian? while living in Iowa and united with the Methodist church. 'Oa coming to Great Bend he placed his membership with the church, here and has been a faithful and consistent Christian man. He was of a cheerful disposi tion and made many friends. Hii wife having passed on. before three years ago, he has made his home with his children since. He was a man of Tobus. health until stricken with paralysis ear- ly this spring. He regained, his, strength sufficiently to sit tup and be wheeled about hut for the past few weeks hit strength declined until the. Lord came t take him home. , , , He was blessed with . a "good . long life and is now fcone to give proof of his stewardship. ' The funual services 'were on ducted by his pastor. Rev. C. II, Y oodward, being held in the Methodist church at 2 p.ij July ' ). His comrades of the G: A. R. attended in a body and assist ed in the burial scrvjec. , , Mrs. Florence Mutcrsbaifghre-. turned to her home in St. John Monday after a. visir of a few days with her sister, Mrs. Ocar Johnson, and family. . Prof. H. E. Powers was up from Ellinwood Monday to attend to some matters pertaining 'to the county schools and to. visit for a little while with Great Bfend friends. ' Karl Savoy went to" Macksville the first of the week for a visit. with his son, Rmehard, and far ily, who live near that place, Rinehard is another Barton coun ty boy who has made good at the farming game, and although still a young man is well eh6ugh fixed so that he would be able to retire and take things easyjorthe rest of his life if he so desired " side of right. He has bcejl bitter ly assailed by some of his politi- cal enemies during tbe campaign but this condition has. only serv ed to strengthen his candidacy. in the minds oi the people who look upon these attacks in the right light and do not allow their judgment to be biased by the at tacks of those who have become disgruntled because they have not been allowed to shoulder their way up to the political pie coun ter in the places of mora desenr-, ing party workers. Cut out the personalities," it there be any, and vote fos the man who will best serve yourin terests and do you the most good. Forget politics and make the mat ter a plain business proposition and when you vote for United States Senator make a cross in the square opposite George Nee ley's name. If it is to your,inter- ests to employ only thl test clerks, the best farm 'hands, or the best household assistants, it is to your interests to employ on ly the very best man you can find to represent your jnterests in Washington, and among the nmn ber of able candidates who are seeking the nominatioq'you will find none who will wield the in fluence in Washington or nona who will perform for you the sam able and trustworthy service n will Georg3 Neclev.