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, ary 15th .
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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
Henry J. Schroeder was in from
Clarence townshjp yesterday on
r' "'iiness trip and visit and made
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Is Fourth Successive Defeat For
Measure Lacks Fourteen
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
Funeral services were held
from the Congregational church
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
and interment made in the ceme
tery at this place.
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. -
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
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
Cornet Solo, "Commodore."
Trombone Solo, "Noisy Bill."
Overture, "Religious Fantasia."
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
'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
tc Motor
Great Bend Yater & Electric Co.
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
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
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
Something about Electric Motor?'
"Weill Suppose you had a hon
alwayi harnessed for work read U
start at an -instant's notice one that

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