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Ijj 1 1 I ! ' t .'- I - ' J'." III J !..( Jli. - arm M.F WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JULY 19, 1906 TWELYE: PAGES.. niflbkllM aaaaar TO HOVE GOVERNOR LEEDY'8 OPINION 09 THS GREAT PRIVILEGES Offered People of Kansae by the rU" rls Railroad BUI. , TO EJECT SETTLERS. WR. HARRIS .RESPONSIBLE .FOR UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD'S EFFORT fro Deprive Settlert of Lande Purcha ed From Company. Topeka, July 18-SHght Inveatlga. .. i the hl.torv of the lerilatiT tension e, 1897 plainly disclose.! the Seasons f PopullBt.disiiKe em. u trust of W. A. Harris of Chicago, the tnaa the Democrat! want to make gov mor of Kanse. In 1897 Uarrla Uvea Bn Kansas. It waa at the legislative jaesslon of 1897 that he was n.-. Ejnlted States Senator and levered l. connection with the otate. In 1896 iHarrla was elected a member of the tate senate. The fusion campalgs -was fought on a railroad Issue and the a?opulists had promised radical rate regulation. W. A. Harris, who was a candidate or United States Senator, and who L ......J AV-ft 1.. uroa favorable to anuicaiau ma .railroad regulation, waa inada chain jean of the committee on railroad Kter he was elected.Unlte.1 States Senator and In March resigned from Sine state senate. After his promotion lie displayed his real feelings toward the railroads. . Several railroad bills embodying Sopulist Ideas were Introduced. Not ne of them oould get past the senate 'srallroad committee, headed by Harris. Harris presented a bill which was Stnown as the "Harris Bill." That bill It has since been learned, was pre. Wrad bT Judge Elijah Robinson, of Kansas City, a Missouri Pacific rail. toad attorney. Harris, W. H. Ryan, and Hugh Fa jrelly, Populist whips In the senate, Ulnally forced the bill through both nf th leslalature. when the Tfconest Populists had despaired of se miring anjr sort of , railroad lcglsia m.. Thtrvn Ponulliit renresenta- 4iv. iWynteil for the blll'dennunoed 'lit In unmeasured terms as ft corpora, Ion measure only slightly better than ,4)0 law at all. 'But Govern or Leedy, who had prom ised the people some sort of railroad legislation, was not to be fooled. He pronounced the "Harris Bill' worse "than no law at all and vetoed It Hli jyeto 'message will long be remembered toy the Harrls-Ryan-Farrelly crowd as one of the strongest rebukes ever ad ministered to a set of disloyal political adventurers. The following extracts 'from Governor Lcedys' message veto Ing the Harris bill afford some idea ol -the reasons he found for brumling It s framed In the Interests of the rail roads: "Offering the shipper no defensible advantage that is not his under the present legislation and securing to him no means of redress that is 'not 'His already by virtue of the ancient ' principles of the common law, this bill actually circumscribes the rights that he would have under the common law, In that It Induces him to struggle be. fore the railroad commission, which only lands him In the district court In no better poslton than that of his com temporary who begins his action then without reference to this statu, but Who has not lost the time consumed before the commission. "This commission is so utterly in potent thst the provisions In this bill airatnst discrimination, supported al they are by no penalty that la sura of enforcement, offer the shipper uo ad Vantage over present legislation that tie pan hop to maintain against ths legal technicalities of which corpora tions would avail themselves. The i-nlj means of redress that this bill secure I him Is an opportunity to go befort court or commission and prove that 1 1 "has been robbed. This right, the com - mon law which he Inherited from hi fathers and which la still the law ol . Kansas except when a statute utepl '.'in, amply secures to him. If he gosi into court and begins an action undet his old common law right, he aavst the tiros which another complainant apsnds before this commission only ti find himself by appeal of the corpora tion in the district court a few moathi behind his eomntoa-law brother, aa with as start, there which the otheJ eaaa has sot enjoyed. nnvarnor Laedv dulled special se sion to secure the promised legisla tion. His hopes were vain. The conn of visitation bill was passed through the Instrumentality of Balle V.'sggen ft, Ryan and Farrelly. It was nnconstl tutlonal and relief from -xorbltant rates was again postponed and th fate of the populist party In Kansa( was led. Harris, Ryan, Farrelly and Bulle Waggener are now running the Democratic party In Kansas. 8AVE8 PEOPLE'S MONEY. Republican Law Reduces Cost of Print Ing $50,000 Biennially. Topeka. July 18-The Intelligent vntr iimcI look bo further for proof of the ability and deposition of the Republican party to look after tne business of the state In n business manner than the reports of the vari ous departments of state government for the fiscal year ending July 1. There Is not a single department of the state government In which some sav ing has not been made. The recent report of T. A. McNeal. state printer, of the operation of the state, nrlntlno Plant for the first twelve months under state ownership shows that the toal expen.se of oper ating the plant for the entire year wa; 142.947.81. Undc-r the old uystem the same amount of printing would have tt, lnta 161741.81. The stats has therefore saved $20,791.23 as a di reot result of this Republican act. I NO VAR DECLARED President Bonilla, of Honduras, De nies Such Actioa Before Com- ; mencement of Hostilities. s&aarsaaVsaasaVaaV V i Saturday HARRI8 AND UNION PACIFIC Democratic Reformer From Chloagl Cauaes Trouble for Kaneae. Tnneka. Julv 18-When W. A. Hur- rls was land commissioner In chargu of the sule of Kansas Pacific railroad lands to the settlera In Kansas, pre caution on his part, would have saved citizens of this state thousuids of dol lars In money and the annoyance and uncertainty connected with law r.uits brought by the Union Pacific now In the federal court, to elect the settlera from lands they have occupied for years. In other words had Mr. Harris avail ed himself of the protection of the court which Governor Hoeh has dona In the Katy case these ejectment suits would not have been brought. Governor Hoch"a action will permit the settlement of all controversies concerning titles before actual set tiers spend their lives Improving ths lands and take the chance thereafter In being; dispossessed, as Is the eass In the Union Pacific case now under advisement by Judge Pollock. TOM KELLY WON. Shawnee District Court Found no Die. crepanciee. Topeka, July 18 In his written opin Ion In the case of T. T. Kelly, state treasurer, Judge Dana states that In no case was Kelly short in bis ac count a treasurer. The report by inert accountants charged Kelly with $11,000 under the head of "differ, uncea diaoreDancles and Irregulari ties," and Governor Hoch requested the attorney general to sue him. Ths incision of Judge Dana cleara Treas urer Kelly of all charges and ends the case. SLURS POPULISTS ftamooratle Organ Abuasa Recant State Convention. Toneka. July 18 In a recent ed artal the Kansas City Star (Dem,) aid that the Populists who recently met In convention In Topeka were sore-eyed, chewed tobacco, spitting In public places, and allowed dandruff to accumulate on the collars of tnetr oats. Of course, if the Populists hsd Indorsed the state Democratic ticket ther would not have looked so mangy and common to the Star as they d now. Jamea N. Flke, formerly Democrntii member of the state board of railroil coinmlnsicners, has piveu It as h i opinion that thla Is a bad yt'ar ablch to start pollt!cal revolutions. Unique Course if tou want to serve somethlm ab solutely unique tor the cheess course at dessert try ths ridiculously simple preparation of Roquefort cheese and aulas. To make It take a slice of Runusfort cheese and a piece of but u tha else of a walnut Mix them lata a easts and thin this aowa by the addition of three or four, tahlMDOOnluls oi cognac nneu Ol . WrMtln conalstancr anrmd teea of russet apples and yo Utd iexrssff 'tti 1 ho rsad to aak the augoO of Kaasat; Ureved that penM1" wlu ta al. to tld and melted . u.t c, Tr was mao n waa nop fori .,, .... ,r .o sndHr--" .V.. -Hie Ue who the tfemaw iiitst candid?-.. . ..... .... the IsssasClty Joaraal, If Usj.l! against fkeMt "-grstals- (lleved lasm, erere I, to bellweAld wen It wa ft wrp.vatl0ad.-3. JraraU wa-34 -'"'M'r i"1 ,b j-eara later Le4ra-e wV '.t tor tha kllUrg of (,wrf nt 4o-a because ct br"?- !" ' - Est bar "a brother, by taforma, la In tb. Co, rur .m ; " 'f Tu;!V y Proctta, A NICARAGUA IS NEUTRAL. Guatemala aad Salvador Bars Ao eepld Good Offlees of This Gov ernment Looklna: to Settlement o( Their Dittreaee. wow VnrV. Julv 18. The following dispatch has been received by tne As sociated Press from president uonu- la of Honduras: "Honduras has not declared war. Guatemala Invaded territory without previous fdeuwrar tlcns. Bonllla," Minnpiin Nicaragua. July 16. In rniv to a renuest for a statement as to the truth or falsity of reports that Nicaragua has assisted In tne war onoinat ftiiatemala. the Associated Press Sunday received the following statement from President aaiaya. "Nicaragua has been, Is, and win re main neutral." Guatemala with a strong army has Invaded Honduras and Salvador and battles are Demg fnnrht In hoth countries. Guatema lan troops are advancing in Honduras. an Hnlmdor. July It Saturday night the Salvadorean army again at tacked the Guatemalan forces at Platanar and obtained a victory over them, the Guatemalans suffering .a ' - .aa ' l Lilian1 WfxnTtAttA lOSS OI JE.UUV uieu iu nii-u, v.-.. . nil nrisnnnrs. The Guatemalan ariuj which invaded by way. .of Santa,. Fe' was repulsed by the Hondnran army. Honduras Is making common cause with Salvador. Washington, July 16. Both Guate mala and Salvador have accepted the the tender of the good offices oi inie government, looking to a settlemenl of their differences. This inrormauou Is conveyed In official dispatches re ceived at the state department Sun day from the American diplomatic rep resentatives in Guatemala and San Halvmtnr. Announcing- that the two hoiiicarent countries have availed themiwlvea of the tender of the good offices of the United States looking to thir annroachlna each other in aeon ference having in view tne aojusiuiem of their differences, the cessation ol hostilities, and the bringing about ol peace. Tho nil vices to the state department 1. .inteil make no reference to the question of declaration oi war, rescu ing Which President BonUla, oi non Jura. Rnndav announced that Hon- innu had made no declaration of war and that "Guatemala Invaded territory without previous declaration." it la stated that while both Guate m.i. -mi Ruiminr have accented In principle the proposition for a peace conference, the question of arbitration would be a subject of future consider ation. A fortnight ago mere was a dimnaltlnn on the out of the bellig erents to arbitrate. The question then wa whether Guatemala nan injureu Salvador by harboring lnaurgenta oh her territory, or whether Salvador by doing- tha same thing had injured una- temala. But the recent battle, with tha death of Gen. Regaldo, the former president of Salvador and the leader of the Salvadorean troops, cnangea tne itii.tlnn. It Is nolnted out that as no territorial or boundary question Is In dispute, the matter of indemnity for Invasion of territory would De a main Question by the peace conference. So far no advices have reached this government regarding the battle which innk nlaea Saturday night and In which as stated In Salvador advice Sunday night the Salvadorean army aereatea ho finstemslsn forces at Platanar. Tha advices regarding the central American situation were forwarded to the nresident at Oyster Bsy by Acting Secretary of State Bacon, who Is In charge of state department affairs dur inr tha ahaenca of Secretary Root Mr. Bacon made arrangement to leave. Washington for Oyster Bay on tho mlilnloht train Sunday nuthL It U nnilenitood that ha Is carrying dis patches and other papers bearing on the situation to lay oeior tne presi dent Monday. All that Mr. Bacon would say regarding the situation was that everything was progressing ravor- sbly. Th n.vr deoartment had no ad vices from Central America Sunday In rerard to the troubles mere. It was atatad that the next Step looking to peace negotiations waa the llxlnf of the time and place lor a meet ing of the conferees, and that while theee matters were being determines the American diplomatic representa Hna In Guatemala and Salvador will ha ths mediums throueh which com munications will be exchanged. Thla firm-Ailura mav consume soma time. Washington official are now hope ful of a peaceful adjustment of the Utterances which have brought the Central American aovernment to a dash at arms Kaai BUUngs, Annthnr 5firnno--nnp.ini flllllMIIUI Willi II fa WWWim u, li I I . .;. -J l WT nhiinlinimVihi. CftrnOririiWcifnr Cworiinno K g jjqj aiiuwuniiu oiuiuuaigamoiui liuijuhu; C ; & We've been busy ever since last Saturday figuring out the specials for this Saturday Sale. We've made an extra ettort to give some of the best specials we have in this big general store. Read this result of our efforts. Basement Special. Great Ribbon Sale. Fruit Dish Sale. Colgate's Turkish Bath On sale Saturday 300O fiecorated China Fruit Soap, large cake only yards of 15c, 20c and 25c Dishes 2SC and 3SC values Ribbons for or 3 JJ 3cEach. jocYard. ,5(J Each lociparainne wx 5c. Grocery Special. Shoe Department. Jtym m11st" ! Dtl)artl"ell,v See big ad for Annual nj L See big ad for Annual Ox Oxford Sale, at? DC tt I Da , ford sale. t . VT-L- TJSI.AA V,, A1..,n.,c lTlnl the Goods. Satisfaction or Your Money Back. NEW MOVEIH THAW Mil Counsel for the Murderer Secured Writ of Prohibition. UonU Jnlv 18. Cutln M man who recently ar Hs la thla r.ltv from Kansas CUT n RaatUa. Is missing and b balleved to have lost bis Ufa In thi T.iiowrfnae rrvor. HI traveling ' nwm Sntlth. a TMng iaa, stats Is the aollc Toesdajr that Lee had gone to the river to baths oa Suaday aad bo trace of him could h fraud atnea. His baanc ramalns i. ku anartmcata. Lee's sofi aald to be a promlaMt attorner of SUa- saa City. THE BIG STORE. 1-. ..i. i- '- . 1.1 ..i ' i .iv,. MEIKLEJOHH A CANDIDATE. Contest "fox 5euator from Nebraska a Three Cornered Fight nnriae Coart Reatralaa Dlatrlel Atloraer aad Oraad Jary from Taklaa Brldaaea. Ma Vnrir" julv 18. The defense In ihm iiu nf Harry K. Thaw, accused 01 me murder-en waniora nuo.jifsi' as, unusual k,and 1 unexpested mow Tuesday when a writ of prohibltjjjn w. uu-nnut from Justice Blanchard In the supreme court restraining the district attorney ana yie w turv fmm taklne further evidence un- Aa nath aratnat the Drlsoner. . ApdU- cation for the. writ was reaae py jon nisasnn of counsel to maw. ana uu order to show cause why It should pot be continued,, waa made returaapn Wednesday..; At that time tne aistnci nttnrnev's office will reauest an aa Journment of the matter because ol the absence from the city oi uisinci Attorney Jerome and his assistant, Mr. rial-van nnnnsel far Thaw allege that througb the illegal use of grand Jury subpoe na the district attorney Is summon ing all possible witnesses in tne case tn hi. nifln nnttlna them under oatb there and taking, depositions which mav be detrimental .to the prisoner I interest, it is runner aiiegou iu r Thaw la already under indictment, and no new Indictment for the murder ol White Is contemplated, tne aismci iinnn has no rlaht to use the grand Jury as a cloak for his own Inquisition. Almost every person wno can appw as a witness In the case, 47 of them st hav. Kami sworn by the district attorney. It Is asserted, and deposi tions made for use at the trial. Through all of this counsel for the de fense has not been allowed to be pre ent i. Mra Harry Thaw visited her nus band in the Tombs Tuesday and af- tarwanl went to the office of Judge ui cott's law firm, which haa been re-en gaged In the case by maws mower mntlnued for nearly an hour. It was reported that Thaw ha h.n nnder the close scrutiny ol an alienist, disguised as a prison at tendant, ever since the possiniitty wat raised of an Insanity plea being urged SOME AMCIEHT FABRICS. Tka Sarrerkaaaa af Caariaaaaara Waa 0e to Allow Enalaa tlaa af Rellro It Coatalaoa. ii i. rhamlla. Prussls. July 18 - The sarcophagus of Charlemagne was opened Tuesday at Emperor w hi i.s wiah anil In the presence of Mh fllanltarte of the Catholic rhnrrh and nroTtnclai omoaia i .h. nnnvMa ef axamtnuiK two pre- eloas cloth. Theee and other relic were found to be In good- oonaiuon. nii.. nf tha two febrica back to the second half of tha tenth asatary aad contains figure of tour .i Tha other ss of the twelfth eentury. The fabric will be takes to Berlin with Cardinal Fleeb-ar-s Mrmlasloa by Profeeeor teaalng, i . nJ .ha.Mvral mnaawM Of la- utrtal art, win b pbotofraphed and (haa return aad repiaoaa wiuua u aaraophagaa. Kmperor VriUlam took a llraly tatersst ta havta the oe- amaata removed for examlnatioau noaewatac ' aa Brown Weso la Field aad luteal Aa,oaaaBeit Hakes Sit oatloa latereatlaa. Lincoln. Neb.. July 13. George D. Melklejohn,. ex-member of congress from Nebraska and ex-asslstant sec retary .of i, war under. JRrealdent m Klnley, announced Thursday, from bis home at Fullerton, his candidacy for Ths nnsonan n. iieikijejohn. t r-amlidRta for ganator la Nabraska. the republican nomination for United State senator for Nebraska, . the choice to be made at the coming state mnvantlnn. Mr. Melklefohns canal dacy add Interest to an already heated senatorial campaign, in wmuu the principal participants have been SMwaM Roaewater. of Omaha, and xr i. hwoti attnrnev aeneral oi tha .rata Tha n resent contest U lor the nomination to succeed Senator Millard, who haa not entered into me fight EXPORTS OF PR0VISI0US. The Amoaat Seat Abroad Tkla Tear Exeeeda by Nearly SO,O0O,O0O Tha of Prevloas Tear. Washington, July 13. The advance statement of the export of provis ions. Issued Thursday by the bureau of .statistic, of " the .department of commerce and labor, ehpw that-to tal value of provision exported, ex clusive of live cattle, hog and sseep, at the principal porta of .the United' States for , the .fiscal year, ending June 80, 1906 was tl91,05..535, against $162,530,673 In 190a. to.. ntai nuantttv of canned beef exported through principal port dar ing June was 2,917,919 pounaa again 9,310,553 pounda, In June of last yearr and for. the twelve montn ending . with June 18, was 4,173,808 pouao against 66,327,289 pound In 1905. The reduction In the June figure la. apparently due In a large degree to- a reduction in tne mDveniwiui iu. Jaoan. which imported largely of this article during the year. gciaeors is. the Kitchen. . . . i.i..k. nnvenlenes which Is not- present In every household Is a pair Of Sharp BClSBOrs. DClooora ai uaeu (w trim lampwlcks which is a wrong tnd to cut papers and string; but sel dom for trimming bacon and bam rlnds, skinning part of fowl which need skinning, and trimming salads These are proper uses for, scissors, and' ' tbe use of them saves much labor. Lemon Cookie. To two cups sour cream add two cups sugar and one teaspoon soda. Flavor with lemon or caraway aesd, or both, add flour enough to thicken, roll thin and bake In a quick- oven, Remained la Air Elaht Hoara. Paris, July 18. Count de la Vaulx. In the course of his first ascent In his new balloon Tuesday established a dirigible record by remaining eight hours In tbe air over ths Bo Is d Boulogne. Prices That Talk. A Few Timely Bargains That You Can't Afford to Pass. LENOX SOAP. 1 box, 100 bars Lenox Soap 18 lbs Best Cese Granulated Bngar 100-lb Ssok best eane gran u laud Bngar Caa standard Tomatoes 4 eans Cream Cora Doses atasoa pint Jars Dussa Mesoa qusrt Jsrs Dossa Meson half gallon Jars I package G re pen a U package Vigor. .. I eaas Bed Sal bob .... PLENTY OF OLD WHEAT FLOUR. Batter Bay Now. 1 aeek Crowe Peteat floor 1 sack Imperial Floar ; 1 sack Silver Leaf Floor 150 100 620 .10 .14 . .7ft .90 .25 . .U 1.10 1.10 1 06 Sera Weaey by Trading at 310 Broadway, Abilene.