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VOL XXIII. ABILENE, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING. JUNE 28, 1906. JL. 4 NO. 42. Governor Hoch Is Most Popular Candidate hi , Topeka, June 27, 1906. Ex-Governor Samuel J. Crawford, Kanaaa' war gov ernor, Is recognixed by experts everyV -where aa on. of the most reliable u , thorttlea, on land grant, and territorial affair,, In the United State,. Mr. Craw ford, discussing the M. K. ft T. caee and Governor Hoch, said: . . That land grant was made by eon tgrese in 1866 to the (tate of Kansas, In trust for a railroad through the Indian Territory to Red riverl , "It embraced the odd numbered lec tion, of publlo land, on each aide of said road, for a distance of ten miles, with the usual provision for selecting indemnity land, within the additional ten mile limit. At the date of thl, grant there were no pnbllo land, in the Indian territory. They had all been ; previously sold and conveyed by pat ent to the several tribe, of Indiana through whose land, the road run There were no publlo land, within twenty mile, of the line of thl, road la the Indian Territory, and con sequently no land to which said grant can .attach. Host of the lands have been, allotted and patented to the In--dlane, but after aald allotments Were made, come of the tribe still had a large atirplu of unallotted land,. ' "Should the , government purchase 4hM surplus land, from the Indian, i and extinguish the Indian title In such s way a to make them public lands, then, and not till then will there be land. In the Indian Territory subject ' to railroad grant ' "But in anticipation of some of these aarplue land, becoming publlo lands, the railroad company seeks to have the court, pan upon the grant. "The itate of Kansas has no Interest la the matter one way or the other. It i, ilmpb a trustee and I do not aee how the governor could have done oth erwise than permit the beneflclarie, of the grant to establish their rights, If they haxe rights, in the court . . "I think Governor Hooh at exactly fight, because the sooner the question is permanently settled the better will be for all concerned." ,., 'There Is an unusually good brand of harmony prevailing ' in Republican Tank, in Kansas thl, year. Two year, ago half of the politician, were mad at the other half and secretly hoping that aome of the candidate, for office could he defeated. W. J. Bailey, ex-governor was not In the campaign; he felt that he could not support a part of ' the tloket , Thl, year he has signified hi, willingness to speak whenever called upon by the state committee and he will make as good a speech a any Re publican on the stump. Another hard lighter and former enemy of Bailey's who win take the stomp and; aopport . -the ticket is' Congressman Curtis,- of the First district Curtis and Bailey have not been friendly tor years and this apparent dropping of the old quar rel will be pleasing to the Republicans 11 over the state. Both men have strong following, in the state and the fact that the leaders are working to gether will make the follower, more friendly and harmonious in their deal ing!. ;' The same condition exist, between B. W. Hoch. and W. R. Btubbs and their friends. There has been a cool ness between Governor . Hooh and "stubbe for some time, but this trouble has been patched np and Mr. Btubbs will now support the ticket The two teen are again good friend, and will work together. There are fewer pri vate quarrel, in the party this year than nsual and unless there la a split - next winter, the party will enter the campaign of 1908 in better condition than ever. ' ' Senator A. W. Benson, the junior Kansas senator is expected to come home from Washington aa aooa as congress adjourn, and make speeches for the Republican state ticket ' The desperate straits tn which the Democratic leaders have ben placed la aa attempt to reduce Governor Hoch's majority is shown by the trick which the party managers attempted to play last week. It has been the eas tern la Kansas for years to pot the tklet on the ballot with the aomlnee, f r jtutiea of the supreme court tret : J than the sane of the eotstMe t f f w. The Deeaonretle leaders ti c..-e of toe present eajnpaJxa thought Uwy saw chance) to vtot V s ewetora, aad Bake vote for tfceti candidate for governor. They "believed that they could by placing Col. Harrw at the bead of the ticket get a few more votes for him than tfcgy could ft hla name should be placed below tbos, of four candidates (or places on the su preme bench. The plan Wa seriously considered for week. Later it was de termlned by the state committee tba the trick would have a reactionary ef fect and would; be regarded as i con fession of the weakness of the balance of the ticket After a consultation With the secretary of state they decid ed to drop it Tricks of thl, kind (how the extremity to which the Democrats have been driven in an attempt to make a (bowing cerdltable to them selves hi the state this year .Some of their leader, say they made a mistake In the organisation of their atate com mittee and they are now trying to re trieve their shattered fortunes. . W. H. Ryan, charlman of the Dem ocratic atate central committee,' re cently declared that within thirty days he would have "every old soldier in tb. tate organising Harris clubs." Mr. Ryan evidently know, little about the old aoldlera of Kanaaa, He believed that because the old soldier, were dis satisfied with the action of the su preme court tn electing a reporter that they would also oppose Governor Hoch. P. H. Coney, commander of the atate department of the 0. A. & said: Mr Ryan Is talking through hia halter. He doe, not know the old sol dier, of Kansas. They have no inten tion of lighting the ticket Because we opposed the supreme court because it did not elect one of our friends to of fice it doe not mean that we are pre pared to daughter the ticket for the benefit of a man who tried tor four years to wipe out our union. We may 7 : 1 ' ' , ii . i I I X ! i - fi :j t ABILIWt OAJtr Of EDUCATION , ! 1 ' ineii ii ' "" 1 P" iiiiiiH i I .WW I An Affed Mother Is Called to Her Reward. Pherson county republican, haa had a few thing, to say about Republicans supporting Col Harris which will help to set thing right among the old sol dier, who fought In the union army. Mr Smith made a speech som, time ago at Sallna and an unreliable dally newspaper which la aupportlng Col Harri, declared that "Farmer" Smith waa hooted down because he mention ed the fact that Col. Harris achieved admire the nerve of a man who eom- m uu" mB mBUOrl "r manded regiment agalnrt us for fourl8mlth h" wr,tt8n a" tollowln "Ut years' jnd then comes into the 'Old Soldier- State' of the -union and pre sume, to ask tor our votes, but w cannot go so far as to support him." The traveling men of Kansas have an unusual Interest in the success of the Republican atate ticket this year for the vary simple reason that one of their number has a very Important place on that ticket Incidentally it is the first time that a traveling man has been honored with a nomination on the state ticket of either party in Kansas. Mark Tully, of Independence, Republican nominee for treasurer of state, la one of the best known and most popular commercial travelers In the state. He has been a traveling salesman in Kansas for almost a doaen years. In Southeastern Kansas where Tully la beat known the traveling men are to man aupportlng Tully and the Republican atate ticket . , A. W. Smith, the well known Me ment on the subject , VI have the courage now to standing before "any Kansas audience and ex press my conviction, aa I did at Ball aa. I have the highest personal re gard tor CoL Harris,, but when I go Into the election booth to cast my bal lot I will recall the toar years' service I gave to my country less the nineteen tooths I served and starved In south- era rebel prisons The cause for which my good friend CoL Harris fought and ha which he led a Virginia regiment loss not appeal to me aa a paramount reason why he ahould have my vote or the vote of any other ez-Unloa soldier. True, the war la over, but Its history will llvs forever, notwithstanding the efforts of a few of CoL Harris' friends to have It obliterated and forgotten during the pending campaign in Kan- SURPRISES THEIR FRIEIDS- 0. The Bsptiit aid society will ssrv dinner and supper on' the Fourth of Place will be announced later. ' tes Anderson and Mlaa Bartha Barnes wsddso at Lawr.nce ' At tb. soma of the bride's sister, Mrs E t Case at Lawraooc, at I p. m. Sunday by Bev. J. p. Bolt, ware married Mr. Oaorg. 0. Aaderson and Mia. Bertha Barn.s, both of thl, elty. Oalj Immedist, relatives, Inoludlpg the bride', mother of Chapman aad later, Mr.. T. J: Reiroat of Abilene, were present. The weddiu( wai a surprise to the happy couple's, many Abilene friends. The bride haa bi d.pntv register of deed, for over a year aad ha msny friends. ' Mr. aad Mrs. Anderson cam home last night and nave been overwhelmed with con gratulations s.d good wishes all of wblob are amply deserved. Mr,. Harriet MoDonald died at 12:88 p. m., June Si, at the home of bar daughter, Mrs. C. h. Hubbard, on Weal 4th, after a lingering Illness, aged 78 , years. She lear.s two diughten, Mr,. Hubbard and Mr. r. Q. Torn,, th. latter of Guatemala, and one son, WslUr, who with hi. wife earn borne last night. She was much esteemed by a wide olrol. of friend,. Tb, funeral servioe, will be held Sunday aftarnooa, the time aad place being aonounoed tomorrow. The funeral servloes In honor of Mr,. Harriet Noble McDonald were held In the Presbyterian churoh Sab bath afternoon at 4 o'clook and attend ed by a large assembly of her neigh- Dora and friend, among whom (be was held In th most loving esteem aad appreciation. Mra. MoDonald wa, a member of tbl, ohurob for many year, and was a davont Christian, Indeed iha wa, a woman of sterling eharaotar, rare at tainment In general onltare and per sonal grace, in active (ympathy with all that was good, true or btautlful In nature or humanity. Rugged by nature sh bad developed a itrong lite through both .xperi.no. and observation. line was bora la th state of Main,, May SOtb, 1880, being on of a large aad prominent family, the Wlnslows, of Eaat Dixfield, among th mountains and lake, of Franklin county. Bh. married Captain James Houghton who was killed al tb battle of 8hlloh. Later In life she married Jeremiah McDonald with whom ah. earn to Abilene In the spring of 1879. Two year later Mr. MoDonald died, leav ing h.r lonely with three ohlldrea all of whom are Mill living to do her honor and mourn their losss Mrs. 0. L. Hubbard, and, Walter MoDonald of Abilene, aad Mr. Frank Toms, who with her husband I a missionary io Central Amarloa. The fon.ral aervioa wroondastd by her pastor, th Rev. Dr. F. S. Blay- aey who oboe, for hi text a portion of "The King' Tribute to a Model Woman" a, found In Prov.rb. Chap. 81, V. 84 81: 8trsgth and honor are bar clothing; and she shall rejoice In time to come. She opentth b.r mouth with wisdom; and la h.r tonga I th law of kindness, .to." In th personal tribute to Mr. McDonsld'a oharaoter th minister said among- other things: "She wa, a iplendld ' wo nan of heroia mold In bodr and aoul. She had wit enouirh to keen lie and disposition elastlo, humor enongh to brlghUn all her surround ings, patho, enough to keep her ever tender and .ympethatlo, a great fund, of knowledg, to broaden her vl.wa, emotion dsep and strong enough to sustain and elevate and purify her through all her sacrifices to bar eoaa try and bar God, and a mighty will subdued, but not broken, by divine grace and consecrated to the loving; service of her Master notll the had reached tb ptrftol aasnrano of a truly redeemed and itnotllsd heir of h.av.n, olothed upon with th itr.neth and honor of mature faith and sub lime trait In Him who ha received her Into the mansion, of th eternally dissim, into th mansion of stomal glory." Mis, Peter, presided at tb org and a double qsartett ltd by Mr,. BV Hodge rendered most appropriately sweet and consoling music ' Th body waa attended by sigh pall bearers and aa additional escort of eight honorary pall bearers selected from tbe leading oltlisn, of Abilene; under tb direction of H. J. Hodge. a wealth of sholoest flower, covered the casket and decorated tb altar platform antll th xrvlo seemed to b carried on la a garden of rarest plant, and flower. . Oa th pulpit platform enwrsathed la flowers was Mr,, MoDonald', dear old rooking chair in whloh sh bad reeked her children and than rested these many year, a (be waited the oaliof th Master to enter Into her eternal rest.-' , A noble woman ha cone to her re ward. .., e .-: Abilene Will Have ; ' a Big Celebration Abllen la praparing to celebrate the Fourth of July aad a great day Is assured., Hon. Thorn.. L. Bond of Bslloa will deliver tbe addr.s. el th, day at the park la tbe foreeooa at 10 o'clock, immediately after one of the moat pleasing (treat parade, that ev.r occurred la thl, part of tbe state. Among tbe other attraotlone will be a ball game between Abilene and Man hattan, a fres racing matin at the Dickinson county fair ground, aad band, from Htrtngtoa, Abll. and other town will be present to make the mnsle of the dsy. , la tha evsalng there will be a danoe aad the greatest display of fireworks la th history of the city. Everybody la iavlted visit Abllen oa that day aad hava a good time. sow icaiaoa ranraa uva-noa, o w. sraunosa, Bsaraaar raw aauir. Kr. Stoddard Dead-' A lettor from Naples, S. T., says that Mrs. Stoddard, mother of P. J. Stoddard, died there Thursday sight sad we buried Sunday. She .pent a wiater bar with her aoa eight year ago. Mr. Stoddard has lived with her for two years. - A- 0- V. W. Cfleen Blasted. Abilene lodge A. 0, D. W. sleeted offleer Ust eveaiag as follow: M. W Geo. LIppsi 0-, a ForsUr; , K. H. Berger; 0., Perry LI Ust R-, M. B. Melott; F., F. B. eiiapeet , a X. Rngbt Lf,,L Thsyerr 0. W., J. A. WUkisj Msd. Ex.. Dra. TUrner, Falty, Steetamlta, Ooaklla; Traatees, W. F. SalHrw, Dr. J. 1. Thayst, I E- HOOPER'S 8TODMT DEATH. Old Battler f the County twm Away la raw Rears. -, Jama H. Hooper died at his homo on North Cedar, Jan 16th, attar few hour,' illBMt, dsath resulllnf from neuralgia of ths heart. He waa feeling badly Moaday aad last algbt was taken mneh wen, rapidly falllag antll th and earn. Mr. Hoopen wa born la Adsme ' coanty, Ohio, la 1817 aad earn to Ka.su la 1870, living la North Dick Insoa oa hla farm natll three yearn ago whea ha moved to town. H. had a wide aeqaalataaoe aad hi many fri.nds will b ddad by hi ps- ing away. A wlf 1 l.rt to mourn a devoted husband and three daughter tad two ton th lost of kind father. The children are Blanohe and Edward at horn.; Wilbur and Mrs. EvaMa baney in Ksa.es City; Mra. Fannie Lowmaa In Pittsburg, Kas. All will be here for the funeral. Two brothers r.sld. la Ohio. The faneral i.rvloe was held from th. Methodist ohurch this Thursday morning at 10 o'clook. The casket wa opeaed to the publlo from 8:80 to 9:10 al th family residence, No. (OS North Cedsr. Rev. 8. E. Betts ofhV dated at the service.