Newspaper Page Text
I , " . . . . . i .
DEMOGK . ' f ITLiUiUXi AAA!- ITrvT TTlffT Vl'l'T GREAT BEND, KANSAS, i FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1915, ' NUMBER 49 Send In Your Subscription Now For The Daily Democrat It Will Prove a Good Investment- it AT 4 6 ALL READY FOR THE DAILY -, : , First Issue of the Daily Democrat . Will. Be Monday," Febru- , ary 15th . .. With this issue of the , paper The Barton . County Democrat . will cease to be as a weekly paper ', and will enter the larger field of a dally newspaper. That the " "change is a popular one among tfcose who have, been readers of the Democrat in the past, is elo quently attested to by the fact that practically the entire list of ' those who have been subscribers r to the Weekly , Democrat have either called or written to the of fice and ordered The Daily Dem ocrat sent to them in the future, and in edition several hundred new names have been added to th Subscription list. And all of thisjs very gratifying to the pmV( Ushers-of the paper. It is a big tep Trom issuing a weekly paper to that of putting out a paper each day, and it involves not only, a , .deal .of added work but of added expense as well, and we are more , thin . pleased to know' that the many hundreds of readers of the ' .' Democrat in the past are prac tically auriit in standing behind the new daily paper. ; Arrangements have been com pleted for the securing of one of the best telegraphic services ob tainable,' that of The United Press . Association, with headquqarters in V... Vl. I- r L":..l- - in iic iuijv, anu oi milieu asso ciation the Democrat is now i . member. The United Press As sociation ,has the reputation all " . over the world of being one of the very best and most reliable of anv naws" service which can be had, and the Democrat feels iust a lit tie" bit proul to be affiliated with Am rtnv .... T 1 4 .1 1 1 1 . nfccuL j 01. auia nign anu wen deserved reputationIt will mean that the readers of Tlie Daily uym wr n have a ie!egrarli 'serviie" whlcli will" be - exceeded only in.pint of volume by the largest papery 6f New York! Chi cago, pansas City and like places for they may. feel assured that ' whenever an article is sent out ' by The United Press Association it viJl be authentic and will not be of the "crflhevinp" variptv 'which is daily, sent out by the sjnaiier press associations. WTe are riot atfemntim? to m.ikp ' any oT our readers believe that uc uduj uemocrat is going to be a ritv daHv in nnv ennca nt 1 7 "- ovtiOV, Ui lilt word.' Ye shall try in every way to issue a. paper which will not Only M a tredit to ourselves but to the community as well, but as we expect to make .this one of the permanent institutions of the community, expect to start out In a modest way, and increase as the fiejd and. the' community de velops. Our teleLTanli will cover the important news of V, I 11.. L ... . - ui iaic uim me nauon anu 1 Vworkhand in addition to all the .-official news of the city and coun- ly, the, local field will be covered t in a thorough manner, but in all pfthis correctness in detail 'will bVgiyen more cure and consider ation than 'the mere matter of . volume of news. We intend to . .issue fuch a paper that when the people read an article in Hie Daily Democrat they will have confidence that it is correct, else it wtmld not have been printed. We are going'to play favorite . with none, but intend to publish t H news wrth while in an abso- lutely impartial 'manner, and in everyway to give our readers such paper as will be of real in Jtercft to all; If you,bIieTC in this kind of a . l)5)er, we ask that you invite your frfcjids to jtin the big Dem . oerat .familj'.4 .You can assure th!n thatthey wifl. secure the full worthgof news for their mon ef and that tteyjwill be making .an investment' whjch will prove to be worth while. , . WEDDING BELLS The banns of Franz Bachlech mer and Miss Anna Voss has been publishid and the wedding .will take.pla.ee Monday morning at St. Rose Catholic church, y ' C F. Edwards, real estate mau c Ness City, was in. the Bend Weuaesday.- Henry J. Schroeder was in from Clarence townshjp yesterday on r' "'iiness trip and visit and made ; : ';; .:r.t lusir.css callei tt tl;e L & k. KILLED BY THE HOUSE Is Fourth Successive Defeat For Measure Lacks Fourteen Votes Topeka, -Nebr 10. For the fourth successive time, the res olution to amend the state con stitution by providing for the in itiative and referendum was de feated in the Kansas legislature. There were seventy yeas and forty-four nays eighty-four yeas being requisite for the two- thirds majority required, the res olution failed passage in the house. It is predicted this will be the last appearance for a num ber of years. Speaker Slone, of Shawnee county, was the author of the resolution voted on, it being the same resolution substance as was offered by Republican minority two-years ago. Thirty nine re publicans declined to follow the speaker and a number of them made vigorous speeches against it, explaining that it had been made a plank in the party plat form against their protests after their nomination, and that their position of opposition to the in novation was well known by their constituents at the time of their election. Eleven democrats likewise refused to be bound by their party pledge and one pro gressive, Representative Gibbens, of Kingman, voted against the resolution. Representative Way man, leader of the progressives in the House, was absent. To Raise Legislature's Pay The house likewise killed con stitutional amendment resolu tions providing for four year terms for state officers and to submit six instead of three amendments at each election. Resolutions, were adopted pro posing to amend the constitution so as to pay legislators $500 for their term instead of the $3 a day for fifty days now provided, and .submitting the amendment per mitting a classification of prop erty .for taxation purposes. Five more constitutional amendments remain to be voted on in the house, the chief of which is the three-fourths jury verdict m civil cases. Labor Bill Defeated The house committee on effi ciency and economy reported back the society of labor bill ad versely this evening, but a sub stitute bill, practically the same as the original bill, except that it conferred on the governor the power filed sikned by the chair man, Judge Frank L. Martin, of Hutchinson, and Representative Bird, of Shawnee, Mosher, of Ed wards, and Wayman, of Lyons. The bill was killed in the house by a vote of forty-one for to fifty four against. The measure pro vided that the slate society of labor proposed to be created by the bill, should name the state secretary of labor, instead of hav ing him named as under the pres ent law -by the governor. The labor lobby has centered its ef forts on securing the enactment of this bill. The chief work of the senate today was the recommendation for passage by committee of the withdrawal of the mortgage fee registration bill and the exemp tion of mortgages from taxation. in the event of its pasage. The bill was drawn by the house and senate committees on assessment and taxation jointly. It is be lieved the measure has a fair chance of. passage through both houses. It is estimated that its effect will be to reduce interest rates on real estate mortgages ap proximately One per cent. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Olmstead entertained the classof Earnest Workers of Ihe Christian Bible school at their regular monthly business and social meeting Wed nesday evening, the 10th. After a short business session, during which some outstanding bills were disposed of and other, important matters were, discussed, a social hour was socnt and evervone ei- pres'sed themselves as enjoying the occasion immenselv. " Music both vocal and instrumental, and games occupied the time until"the hour of departure'and all left, vot ing Mr. and Mrs. Olmstead royal entertainers. IS A GOOD BOOSTER Will Koch was in from near Dartmouth, Wednesday, to at tend to some business matters, and took occasion to call at this office for a little visit and have his name enrolled as one of the good boosters for The Daily Dem ocrat. Will wants to see the pa per a big success and in order to do his share towards helping the paper get a good start had his subscription label fixed up so it would read 1917. Mr. Koch says that a great deal of wheat is be ing marketed at Dartmouth these days and Lynn DeGarmo, the buyer at that place, is about the busiest man on earth. The $1.50 price is tempting the farmers to turn loose of their grain rapidly and they are getting it to market as fast as they can. Will hauled in 1200 bushel this week for which he received $1.50 per bush el and he has several hundred bushels still in the bin. ADJUDGED INSANE Rachel E. Ross was tried at the county jail yesterday and was ad judged insane. She will be sent to the asylum. Mrs. Ross tells a strange story of her life. It is impossible to separate fact and fiction in her narative and yet there is a connec tedness about it that makes the greater part of it credible. It would seem that when a lit tle girl she went to live with a family by the name of Roberts at Chillicothe, Mo. Later Mrs. Rob erts died and she went to live with a family by the name of William son. When fifteen years of age she was married and says she has eight children, four boys and four girls. She don't know where any of these children are but imagined that the sheriff is in possession ofJh youngest, LiUie, a little girl four years old. She claims to have heard a. couple of men talking and one of them said that the sheriff had the little girl. It was her continued efforts to locate the little one at the county jail that first led the authorities to suspect her sanity. Her husband, she says, is in the penitentiary somewhere. She dbnt know where. He was convicted by the federal court of passing bogus money. This money she claims to have found herself, a sack full of silver dollars. Her husband spent one of the dollars for feed and was nabbed and sent over the road. Mrs. Ross came here from Lit tle River, Kansas. She worked for a time at Clink's restaurant, but not long. Where she has been or what she has been doing since that time no one seems to know. She don't seem to know herself. She is only sure that her husband is in the pen, her children lost and everybody seems to be against her. She is a woman of medium size and apparently seems to be in good health physically but the jury was not long in deciding that she was mentally unsound. INSPECTION THE 26th. The National Guard boys are urged by the officers to atiend the drills from now on to the 2Gth of the month. That is the date set for inspection and at that time every member of the company will have to be present Excuses don't go then. Even the captain has no authority to excuse a mem ber. And a fellow who has had prac tically no drill will, unless he is an expert at catching on, belong to the awkward squad at the in spection, a thing not many would desire. But even though he has there is yet lime enough between now and inspection day to get into line with the regulars. SOON HAVE NEW HOME. Wrork was started the first, of the week by the Eagles Club of this city on remodeling the old W. B. King rooming house on Main street, which the Club recently purchased for an Eagles home, and it is expected that the build and ready for occupancy hot later than March 1st. The first floor will be used as a reading room, billiard room and parlors while the up-slairs will be fitted for a lodge room, and when completed it is going to be one of the most up-to-date and comfortable lodge homes in the stale. CHARLES C. HOTCHKISS Charles Crittenden Hotchkiss was born in Hector, New York, in 1832, and died at the home of his brother, Edward, in this city, last Thursday evening, February 4th, at 9:30 o'clock, aged S2 years, 2 months and 3 days. With his par ents he removed to Michigan in 1834, where he grew to manhood. and where he secured his educa tion in the schools and universi ties of that state, and later moved to Missouri where he took up the profession of teaching and where. in 1854, he was united in marriage to Miss Addie J. Buckland. Toj the union four children, two sons! and two daughters, were born.; one boy and one girl dying in j early childhood, and the other children, Mrs. Anna May Probynj of Lawrence, Mich., and Charles! I). Hotchkiss, a traveling man who lives in Chicago, are left to mourn his death, together with his two brothers, Edward of this city, and John C. Hotchkiss, of Des Moines, Iowa. His wife is also living and makes her home with her son in Chicago. At the time of lbx outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Hotchkiss was principal of the schools at Marys ville, Mo., ind on account of be ing a man who was a warm sym pathizer with the Northern cause' and being outspoken in his con victions, he was forced to leave that place and he then moved to Illinois, where he engaged in teaching and for a number of years was principal of the city schools at Loda, Ills. He was the possessor of a fine musical educa tion and he later gave up his school work and conducted musi cal academies at both Des Moines arid Fort Dodge, Iowa, and was cnjihenlly successful in this line pfwork.' Failing health forced him to give up his profession, however, and Tor several years he was v traveling representative for the Kimball Piano Co., with head quarters ; in Chicago, until ad vanced age forced him to give up this arduous work. He came to Great Bend about seven years ago to make his home with his broth er and since that time has been engaged in piano tuning and such work most of the time. About a year ago his health began to fail rapidly and for several months past he had been confined to his bed the greater part of the time. . He was a man of exceptional ability and fine education and had led-an exemplary and useful life, and while not enjoying a wide ac quaintance in this community, was a man whom it was a pleas ure to meet and know and was most highly regarded by all of his acquaintances, who unite in sym pathy with the bereaved over his death. Funeral services were held from the Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and interment made in the ceme tery at this place. ON THE SHOVEL GANG. Big, good nalured Auctioneer Tom Dennis had a mighty close call to losing his reputation for being a man of angelic temper one day the first of the week when John Bales invited him to go out to the farm with him for a Iiltle auto ride. Tom had just been in the barber shop and had his shoes sinned and was looking fine as a fiddle and he was of the opinion that a little auto ride would be a fine thing just at that time, but he had cause to change his mind before they got back to town. When a few miles northeast of town they struck a piece of muddy road and Mr. Auto hung ud and it was only after wading and spad ing and a whole lot of hard work that they got out after a couple of hours. Then, when close to the Sam Comfort farm, they hit an other stretch of the same kind of road, only worse,' apd they had another few hours session with working in mud up to their knees. Tom says he lost his shine, his overshoes, part of his temper and a small portion of his religion, but he has" cause to be thankful that he did not getlost in the mud himself. . . Dr. F. G. Smith came home from the hospital Wednesday. He is still quite weak but is gradually improving and will be back at the office before loag. - BIG REVIVAL The meetings at the M. E. church started off, Sunday with intense interest. Evangelist Maitland preached both morning and evening. His morning sermon was an outline of one great need in every revival meeting, showing the need and results of unity on the part of the church. The great chorus was in place for the evening service and the evangelist proved his ability as a chorus leader. There has been; a large audience each evening and the meetings promise to be one of the biggest for several years in Great Bond. Services each evening this week. Saturday at 2:30 there will be a special meeting for boys and girls and Sunday at 2:30 a meeting for men. Subject, "Chickens Come Home to Roost.". The public is welcome to all of these services. Band concert starling at 2:15 p. m. Sunday, at M. E. church. March. "The Spirit of Chivalry." Cornel Solo. "Remembrance of Liberty," E. E. Epperson. Overture, "Songs of Erin." Reed Selection, "Asleep in the Deep." Cornet Solo, "Commodore." Trombone Solo, "Noisy Bill." Overture, "Religious Fantasia." STILL ON THE JOB. Since an article appeared in one of the local papers last week, containing a statement signed by Commissioners Iand and Bloomer and Ex-Commissioner Dick in re gard to the question of assistant for the County Attorney, a num ber of ' friends have asked rae when I resigned from the Board of County ' Commissioners, be cause my name was not also sign ed to the article. For the benefit of inquiring friends I will . say that I have not resigned as a mem ber of the county board and that the article" in question was also presented to me with the request that I sign the same, but this I refused to do. When this matter of a. deputy came before the board two years ago, I was against the proposition, believing that the County Attorney of Barton county did not have any need for an as sistant, and that this was. simply a waste of 1200 of the people's money every year, and I have seen no reason since why I should change my mind in regard to the question, hence my name did not appear following the endorsement given by the other commissioners. I do not believe that the county attorney receives a large enough salary under the present law and I would favor an increase but I do not favor a deputy or assis tant P. E. Murphy, Chairman of the Board of County Commis sioners. t ULgLJ 't could pull day-in nd day out for weeks, months or even years, without tiring, stopping or breaking down. A horse so quiet and tractable that a child could haridlc. him.' "Pretty good horse eh?" " ' .'. . "Suppose it cost very-little to keep this horse, because he. only., ate while working, and returned in te form of power the cost of practically all the food he ate." . "Some horse" you say? : . 'Well! an Electric Motor is even better than such a. horse the , horse may become sick and die the' electric motor won't.". ' W ara t for C-E Matari.T tc Motor TUWartft Great Bend Yater & Electric Co. ' BUSLXESS CHANGE Fred .Sullenthropof Wichita,; Kansas, has purchased the' Itos tetler'grocery store' on Broadway and will take, charge tht first oi the week.' Mr. Sullenthrop ex-' pects to move his family here at once and Mr. Hosfetler8 received word yesterday that he already had his household effects about ready for. shipment. Mr. E. H.Jloxeman, of Nicker son, who has been assisting Mr. . Hosteller the past week will r j main in the store under the new management. JACOB LUTSCHG . . . Jacob Liilschg. erne of the old and well known settlers of this community, died at his home tf few miles northwest cf town Wed nesday evening of this week. Mr. Lutschg had been in very .poor health for a" number "of years and his condition' has-been very seri ous for some lime and his death " was not unexpected. Mr.' Lutschg was a man who in his earljerlift always took an actf ve part in the affairs of the- community and he , was well known and highly res- , specled among a large circle of acquaintances' who will join with the bereaved family in grief over his departure. At the time ot go- ing to press, Thursday afternoon no arrangements-have been made for the funeral as there are sev- eral of the children who ljve tin other states y?t to hear from. 'A' more complete obituary wil be -given in a later fssue. . : 4 CHNECK MERCElt. Mr.' Bert Schneck and Miss Clara pell Mercer.'two of the pop- ularyoung people of this city, Were quietly married in Hutchin- N son on Tuesday of this week and returned to IhU city the .same evening to, make their future home- . '. ' Mr. Schneck is a son of the late Paul Schneck. one of the pioneer settlers of tfiis community, and has been a resident of this vicin-; ity all his life, roost of which line . he has been engaged in farming on the bid home place, just north- . west of town. . He has becu em ployed by the Sunflower Oil Co for some time, and is steady, . industrious young man of. exem plary habits, who is highly re garded .by all who-.'know him: His bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mercer; and is one of the well known young and 'pop ular young women of the city and is very popularamong a large circle oT acquaintances. With the' many other friends the Democrat joins in wishing for this estimable young couple a long and prosperous wedded life: ' Watch the .tkIs in Hie first issue of The Daily Democrat. They will be money savers to you. ' " Y6u Want to Know Something about Electric Motor?' "Weill Suppose you had a hon alwayi harnessed for work read U start at an -instant's notice one that