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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JULY 19, 190Q.-TWELVE PAGES.
ffje Seizor. IMDIU IT The Reflector Publishing Co, over) for transmission through toe Halted Sutes ulliu second elan matter. OJMal Paper DUMnm Omwt. SUBSCRIPTIONS, One Tear n III Month! W I uonina " The month and year printed to the rlfht of your name on the address of tliil pa par li the date to which your subscription It pall. By reforrlng to It you can tell whether your aubscrlptlon la In arrears, If era are Indebted to the ItEn.iCTOB please Had or brlnft In the amount due. JULY 1900. In. Hon. Tm. MThw. jn jiL 'jJllAJ-J-J-A 2. iliiili4 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31 I THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1909. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For President, WILLIAM McKINLEY, of Ohio. For Vloe President, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, o( New York. Presidential Kloctors-A. W. Smith, Me Fhereoni 0. P, Krgenbrlght, Montgomery; I. t, Bradley, Wyandotte; Matt Edmonds, Jeft ioni J. W. Parker, Johnson I A, P. Johnson, Oowley; O, H. Lamb, Woodson! 0, O. Buck ley, Bepubllci P. C Urackon, Lincoln; J. Q. Thompson, Pratt, a i C3 mR commrjwxKK, At Large Charles P. Scott, lola First District Charles Curtis, Topeka ltcondDlstrlct...J. II. Dowersock, Lawrence Third District J, W. Wheatloy, Galena Fourth District,. .J. M. Miller, Council drove fifth District.. W. A. Calderliead, Maryavllle tilth District W. A, Keoder, Logan laventh District., O. I. Long, Medicine Lodge Associate Justice W A, Johnston Ctovernor W. K. Hlanley Lieutenant Governor II, H. ltlchtor Secretary of State Ueorgo A. Clark Itate-Troasurer 1'nirik Grimes DUte Auditor G. A. Cole Attorney General A. A. Oodard lupt. of Instruction Frank Nelson Insurance Commissioner. W. V. Church Announcements- COUNTY SUI'iniNTKNUKNT, I am a cnndlduto for superintendent of public Instruction subject to the decision of the Republican county convention of Dick inson county. K. T, Clink. We are authorized to announce II. M, Am brose of Enterprise as a candidate for coun ty superintendent subject to the action of the Dickinson county Republican conven tion. I am a candidate for Hie olllce of supcrln tendent of public Instruction subject to the decision of the Republican county conven tion, Hai eii V. hvi.it. We are authorised to announce the cutidl dacy of Miss Ary Holland for county super intendent of public Instruction, subject to the action of the Itepubllcan county con ventlon, I'BDBATK Jl'lKtB, I am a candidate for the olllce of probate judge of Dickinson county, subject to the decision of the Republican county conven tlon. P. L. Jbnninos, I am a candidate for probate Judge of Dickinson county, subject to the decision of the Republican county convention. Wii.i.mm 0. Sraton, The parties are agreed on one thirty anyhow both platforms favor good roadsv No great rush to get on the county Populist ticket is observable. All know It's a loser. The Kansas City Times says that It Mark Hanna had been at the con vention "he would have loft the hall thinking, thinking." Yes, he would Alto have been laughing, laughing at the evidences of weakness in the Dom ooratlo party. The efforts of the Democrntio con vention to nominate Mr, Bryan on the Fourth of July were a failure. The convention would not have it so. Jt was probably an interposition of Providence to prevent making the day which should be devoted to pa triotism subservient to partisanship. Here is a man who ought to be hap py: J. F. Pickelheimor of Middles boro, Ky. He was arrested there on the charge of bigamy. It is alleged he has seven wives, two of whom are in Middlesboro, and five others will arrive tomorrow. In his grip were found a licence to preach, a teacher's certificate from Franklin county, Ky., four marriage certificates, a deck of cards, i bottle of whisky and a pistol. It li burning shame to arrest a man who Is bavlcg so good a time in the world as Mr. Piokelheimer has evidently been enjoying. Why Bryan Should Tot for Xo Kinley. Recently when William Jennings Bryan was In Chicago he was reported to have said, "We'll be willing to take the votes of all the people who have not bad their share of prosperity and leave the Republicans the votes of the people who have had their share." In 1890 Mr. Bryan was elected to congress from the first Nebraska dis trict under the old apportionment. Before that time he was a struggling attorney in Lincoln earning perhaps $1,500 to 1)2,000 a year. He served two terms in congress, from which he retired In Mar,ch, 1895, because under the reapportionment the first district in which be resided had become Re publican. From this time until bis nomination for the presidency he re sumed the practice of his profession. From November, 1896, to date he is not known to have had more than one case in court, but for four jtears he has been in great demand for political addresses at so much per night. Now for the bearing of these facts on Mr. Bryan's fortunes and on his vote this fall. Mr. Bryan has resided in thu Fifth ward of Lincoln ever since 1893, and the following state ment, taken from the yearly returns made by him every year since, shows the Increase in his tangible posses sions: Year. Occupation. Property. IsM Congressman I 2N0 1KM Congressman 200 Ml Lawyer 1)4(1 m Lawyer SrtO lsuj Presidential candidate 1,4S5 1st Presidential candidate 2,11811 IMS) Presidential candidate M O 1101 Presidential candidate 4,Mu An analysis of these figures shows that the value of Mr. Bryan's taxable possessions during the four years pre ceding President McKlnley's adminis tration averaged (272.50. Under four years of Republican prosperity it rose to (2,998.75. In 1900 It was more than sixteen times greater than in 1896. It is submitted that if William Jennings Bryan lives up to the spirit of his proposition as .to the division of votes of those who have and have not had their share of prosperity he will vote for McKinley and Roosevelt next November. Mr. Bryan's voloe may still be for 16 to 1 and adversity, but his quad rupling wealth pleads for a continua tion of the administration that brought prosperity to him and his country. The Government and Porto Rico. One of the favorites of the Democrat orators is that expression of the plat form which declares the Porto Kican government a deparluro from prece dent and "inconsistent with Republi can Institutions." In this, says the Now York Tribune, it makes an abso lutely false statement, which we defy Mr. Bryan or any other Democrat to prove true. The Porto Rican gov eminent no moro governs .without consent or taxes without representa tion than did the Louisiana or Flor ida government, and Democrats know it. In fact the law is modeled on the laws passed to govern those territor ies after their annexation, with modifi cations giving the Porto Ricans a larg er voice in their government than the people of the earlier annexations re ceived. It Is no answer to this his toric (act to say that Louisiana and Florida subsequently obtained a larg er moaatire of self-government. The question raised by the platform is concerning the first step in governing Porto Rico compared with previous first steps by congress in governing annexed territories. Opinions right or wrong on other points aro no ex OU8Q for falsehood on this. And the Democratic platform is deliberately false on this. Florida and Louisiana were both tnxed without representa tion. They were both ruled without as much voice In their own affairs as Porto Rico has In its. Thoir penplo were huh denied personal guarantees of the constitution. In Louisiana the constitutional right of trial by jury was abridged, and in Florida the writ of habeas corpus wns contemptuously disregarded by the Civil Governor. Will Mr. Bryan please consider this false charge made in his platform and explain it without jugglery? The State Historical society has Is sued volume 6 of Its collections. It Is a very handsome volume, done up in the usual style of Kansas state printing. It contains 507 pages, and is divided into several sections, In cluding addresses read before annual meetings, biography the basis of his tory, miscellaneous papers filed with the society from time to time, and a catalogue of Kansas public-documents issued from 1854 to 1898. Secretary Martin has a right to be proud of It Bryan u a Dictator- lie (Bryan) would rather be right than be president, aod the convention) was made to feel the truth of this. He did not say as Manna would have said for McKinley, that you must insert this or omit that. He Is not that kind of a boss, much as onr Republican friends would like It to so appear, as an off set to Hanna'a brutal domination of them selves. Mr. Bryan simply said to the con vention: "1 will not be your candidate un less, in affirming the Chicago platform, you specially declare for the free coinage of sll ver at the ratio of IS to 1 without the aid or consent of any other nation." There was no attempt to force the conven tion. It had the alternative of Ignoring Mr. Kryan's wishes and nominating another can didate, but It wisely chose to do nothing of the kind. It put IS to 1 In the platform and It nominated Mr. Bryan in a whirlwind of applause from a united party. The News, There never has been a more adroit and successful political boss develop. ed in American politics than this same William J. Bryan. For four years he has done nothing else tut work out a scheme to secure his re nomination. So far as the public has learned he has not earned one single dollar at any useful occupation since he was defeated in 1896. He has, during the past four years, been employed In devising ways and means by which he could compel his renom inating It was necessary that he should place the Democratic party In a position in which it would be com pelled to nominate him. For two or three years it has been apparent that a great majority of the Democrats of the country did not want Bryan for their candidate in 1900. It was nec essary to lay a plan which would compel tbem to take him, In order to have the least show of success. Bry an has absolute control of the Popu list leaders. He induced them to call their convention at a very early date, and before many of the state Demo cratic conventions had been held. He secured the Populist nomination for president. He held that nomination over the Kansas City convention like a cowboy holds a blacksnake over a yoke of steers. He said to that con' vention: "Gentlemen, I'm the gi gantic Gyasticutus In fusion politics in this country. I have a nomina tion for president in my pocket. It carries with It a million voters. Without them you cannot carry a half dozen states of the Union. I want your nomination. I want to dictate your platform. I must have 16 to 1 straight. You can put 16 to 1 In your platform and nominate me or I will accept the Populist nomina tlon, run any way, and neither your candidate nor I will stand a show of an election." If the placing before a great political party such an alterna tive, with the power to executo it is not "bossism" gono to seed, will the News please tell us under what cir cumstances a man can be regarded as a "political boss"? Presidential Entries. Though the national campaign has hardly opened, there are not loss than ten tickets in the field, with a pros pect of two or three more before autumn. Here is a list of the parties aud their nonilneos for the great fight of the year: Republican President, Wm. Mc Kinley of Ohio; vice president, Theo dore Roosevelt of New York. Democrat President, W. J. Bryan of Nebraska; vice president, Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois. Silver Republican President, W. J. Bryan of Nebrassa; vice president, Aill ill E, Stevenson, of Illinois. Populist President, W. J. Bryan of Nebraska; vice president, Charlos A. Towne, of Minnesota. Middle-of-the-road Populists Pres ident, Wharton Barker, of Pennsyl vania; vice president, Ignatius Don nelly of Minnesota. Prohibitionists President, John 6. Woolley of Illinois; vice president, Henry B. Metoalf of Rhode Island. Socialist Labor President, Job Harriman of California; vice president Max S. Hayes of Ohio. Social Democrat President, Eu gene V. Debs of Indiana; vice presi dent, Job Harriman of California. Do Leon Socialist President, Jns. F. Mitlloney of Massachusetts; vice presidont, Valentino Rcmmill of Pennsylvania. United Christian President, Dr. S. C. Swallow of Pennsylvania; vice president, John G. Woolley, of Illi nois. Lyon county's Republican nominees for the legislature say they are going into the campaign without their feet tied. They had been counted for Baker but it does not look that way. Governor Stanley spent only (3,000 of his (5,000 contigent fund during the fiscal year ending June 30, and has turned back (2,000 of It. Gov ernor Leedy had a yearly contingent fund of (9,000. He spent it all. Nearly every "reform" lawyer in the state got a slice of it. The Real Issues- Hon. John D. Long, secretary of navy, evidently took but little inter est in the fight waged at Kansas City over the sixteen to wun dogma and other planks in the Democratic plat form. His idea is that the real issues will be made up by the people them selves. They will ask the following questions which will determine the issues of the campaign: Is labor better employed? Are more men at work? Are wages higher? Are our factories and workshops idle or busy? Have we more money to spend? Are we finding a better market at home and abroad for the products of our industry? Is our commerce enlarging? Is the balance of trade for or against us? Is our Hag seen oftener on every water of the globe? Is our navy growing to be commen surate with our nation's needs? Are we meeting the responsibilities and opportunities opened to us by the re sult of the Spanish-American war? Are we according education and American institutions to the islands of the sea that are now ours? Are we sending to them, upon the commissions charged with their wel fare and representing the United States, men of high character, com petent and faithful? Have there been four well favored kine, fat fleshed, or four years of neither? Have there come up out ol the river four well-favored kine, fat fleshed, or four other kine, ill-favored and lean-fleshed? Bryan and Wealth. At 1:30 a. m., July 7, the Montana delegation to the Kansas City conven tion arrived in Lincoln, Neb., and woke it up with bands and cheers. The delegates took a trolley car and rode to Mr. Bryan's bouse. The statesman got up and dressed and made these remarks, the reading of which is calculated to make any sane man rub his eyes and wonder if he is awake: " I don't believe the Republican par ty will carry a single state. I shall not concede tbem a state this year, not even Vermont. It is only a ques tion which state in the union will give the largest Democratic majority. The Republican party Is the party of wealth; so why should not Democracy win?" The passionate fanaticism of Bryan ism could hardly rise to a whiter heat. Passing over the wild predic tions, wbnt shall we say of a man who in the presence of a delegation whose "Angel" is the Hon.' William A. Clark, one of the richest men in the country, avers that the Republi. can party is the party of wealth, wealth in the estimation of Mr. Bryan being a crime? Hut in anothor sense than Mr. Bryan's the Republican party is the party of wealth. It is the defence of property, of wages, of savings, of the rewards of labor and industry and skill, against the proscrlptive policy of the Bryan trust. Every man and woman that earns or that saves would be Injured by the success of the party or collection of parties that seeks to debase the currency, to line accumu lation. To the men and ' women whose especial champion Mr. Bryan professes to be, "the producing classes," as he calls them, the sellers of their labor day by day or week, his financial ideas would bring es pecial injury. They are the great creditors; collectively they are the great capitalists. The fierce energy with whloh Mr. Bryan pursues wealth will bring against him a saner and surer energy the deep and powerful resistance of the millions whose prosperity he at tacks. How the Country Has Received It. The Kansas City platform and the nomination of Mr. Bryan have been before the country for a week. The party organs and the parly hacks have of course given and unqualified support to both. But these do not represent the determining factors in anv close election. It is the views of the Independent Democratic press and of the voters whose defection tour vears ago caused the defeat of the party that are interesting and im portant. The first significant fact, which I supports the dosire of the overborne ; majority in the national convention ! to shelve 16 to 1, Is that not a single Democratic journal of any conse quence In the entire east or in the central west, so far as we have ob served, defends the free coinage plank, while even in the south sever al of the ablest Democratic journals coademn it New York World (Dem.) Bit to Our boys' clothing is made to stand the strain to undergo all sorts of hard knocks. It is hand some, too, and in the height of style. Bring the boy in and let him select his own suit. He can't make a mistake, and the price won't disturb you any. Yours for lowest prices, BEARCE, The CLOTHIER, Bright Daylight Clothing Store, Burton in the Second District, Those who think J. R. Burton's strength which is undoubted in cen tral and western Kansas is confined to this sections of the state are in vited to consider prayerfully some facts concerning the Second district. The Lawrence Journal is authority for their accuracy and it ought to know. Mr. Baker bas insisted that he would have thirteen of the eigh teen Republican nominees of the Second congressional district, But Johnson county has instructed senat or and representative for Burton; Al len's senator and representative are instructed for Burton; Bourbon's rep resentative is Instructed for Burton; Franklin's senator is instructed for Burton. That makes six of the eigh teen instructed instructed, mind you for Burton. One representative in Franklin Is instructed for Baker, and be is the only one the district so far. Of those nominated and unin struoted, Douglas baa three and every body save Baker knows where they stand, Wyandotte four and Fraiklin one. Of these two are conoeded to Baker, one in Wyandotte, and one in Franklin, making him three nominees out of the fifteen nominated up to this time, A Republican surplus of $81,229,776 in time of war Is better than a Demo cratic deficit of (146,702,915 in time of peace. There are now at the Paris exposi tion five farmers from one township in Kansas. This is merely a sample prosperi ty fact. Salina's aristocratic and Christian citizenship tolerates burning rats alive in the street for sport. And yet this countrv sends missionaries abroad The Republican majority in Oregon was over 11,000 and it was piled up against complete fusion. Yet Mr, Bryan says he does not consider any state doubtful. The man who votes the Republican ticket this year will vote to keep the (200,000,000 in the United States that is now annually paid to foreign ship owners for doing our foreign carry ing. The man who votes the Demo cratic ticket endorses the proposition to leave this business in the hands of foreigners, where it now is. Scarcely a n'onth ago, the Demo crats in congress refused to permit the Increase of the army to a size pro portionate to our Importance in the world. Now these same Democrats are clamoring that the president should call congress in extra session and again ask them to grant him the men necessary to maintain the honor of the flag in China. Ed Little's position Is anally definitely de termined: Ho la an "Anti-Trust, Expansion Bryanlte." LSallna Republican. A nice pretty prize is offered to the person who will tell exactly what that means. The ice trust is run ring the east end of Bryan's party and the platform and Btyan are against expansion, and the majority of the west end of the party at least is for expansion. It is a slightly mixed standing ground. The Republicans of Waubaunsee county have instructed their dele gates to the senatorial convention for G. W. McKnight of Junction City, which insures his nomination as it gives him two of the three counties in the district. Mr. McKnight is a courteous, scholarly and popular gen tleman with hosts of friends through out central Kansas who will congrat ulate him heartily. The district will have in him a faithful representative and one who will reflect credit on his constituents. He will be a leader in the upper house and his bnslness " in June, 1896. Why make a ability will be of much value in that h1g Democratic admin place. istratlon and prices? Wear The Lav Conoermng Estrayi. We are requested by one of our readers to give the Kansas law con cerning the taking up and advertis ing of estray animals. The law ex pressly states that no person may take up an estray animal unless he be a citizen and a householder, and that any person may use an estray animal lawfully taken up by him with care and moderation it he does not injure or abuse it. Any person who shall take up an estray animal shall im mediately post three notices of same in three publio places in his township and at the same time send a copy of such notice to the county clerk, sucb notice to contain an apt description of the stray, giving color, age, sex, marks and brands. It the stray be not taken within three days after such notice then the laker shall go before a justice of the peape and make affidavit to the facts in the case, giv ing a full description and the cash value of tho stray or strays at the time of taking up. The justice shall certify same to county clerk and 11 the value of said animal exceeds ten dollars then in ten days he shall ad' vertjse the same in a newspaper of general circulation for three weeks. The law provides for the appraise ment and sale of such strays at the end of a year after taking up, the ap praising to be done by three disin terested householders, and half of any surplus money received from sale of such stock shall be paid into the county treasury for the benefit of the school fund. The law governing the taking up ard 3ale of estrays is very full and the above Is onlyi a synopsis of the more important features. Some Chicago railway men were riding through central Kansas the other day looking over the crop pros pects in order to form an opinion as to the amount of business to be done during the coming autumn in. haul ing wheat to market and they came to a threshing machine that was hum ming merrily along. Beside it, watching the golden stream that poured from the machine, was the farmer who owed the farm. "You look rather lonesome," one remarked. "Yes, 'tis rather lonesome; all the folks have gone to Paris to see the exposition." "AH the folks who do you mean?" "My wife and three girls." "And you are here alone? Why didn't you go too?" "Well, the fact Is I just bought si automobile and stayed home to learn to run the blamed thing." The Kansas farmer is having a pretty easy time of It this year and his wheat crop is making him rich. The time has passed when he should have sympathy he is better prepared to extend it to the toilers lu the cities. , Fewest Failures for Eighteen Years" is the headline on Bradstreets' record for the first half of this year. That non-partisan business journal says: "The number of failures re ported for the first six months of the calendar year 1900 Is the smallest noted for eighteen years past. Com pared with a a year ago, the falling off in number is 3.3 per cent while compared with 1898 the decrease is 25 per cent and even larger decreases are noted when comparisons are made with the first half of the years 1897 and 1896. This year, in fact, for the first time in eighteen years, ' the six months' failures have fallen below 5,000 in number." No. S spring wheat sold in Chicago at 88 cents last month, as against 61)