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ABILENE WEEKLY EEILECTOS, ABILENE, KANSAS, JUKE 13, 1907.
The Reflector Publishing Co. jntomA tor' transmission thronjrh the MMd Slates mull as moo ad elm natter, UffleUl tap tf MkM Cut. WMOBIPTIOllk. II IHtid la advance or within ths f earl ; Tr.. ...... ....... , .... U Months M Tares akntlis If sot pdil In ad rue or within tha jmt:o Oh Year Mi Moatba Three Months.... THUBSDAT, JUNE 18, 1907. The Insurance trust ought to bare few orlmpi put In it. , Let not the Insurance trust get gay, Abilene ii going to tick Fred Jackson on It. ' '' We ere told that the "Farmera' Union" differs from the Farmera' AMI' anoe. But does it P, f The Sqnare Dealers seem mlghtllj pleased with the J-cent (are idea. Why didn't they help Senator Brewer make his bill law thenF Weren't they honeat in their advooaoy? t What la the nse of worrying about "malt" with 4 per cent alcohol when patent medicines whose labels say they are IS por cent alcohol are sold openly in every drug store P If Kan sas is going to be good let It get down to brass taoks. The Chronlole was a little slow last night. It prepared a loag and peevish editorial to show that Mayor Rloe was right in appointing a "deputy" mar shall and giving him the city hall but before the paper could be distributed Rice had consulted other lawyers and found he waa wrong and Harry George had resigned. Harry Orohard's testimony though It be not all true will harm the cause of union labor more than anything that has been published In years, Unquestionably he haa been associated closely with the labor leaders and un less hjs testimony can be disproved they 'must atand acoused of crimes that are a disgrace to American olvlll' cation. Shoddy Politics. visit the town has no marshal. I meeting of the council of how and The olty ordinance providing police Mayor Eloe Is . acting marshal with why every dollar (pent waa drawn oflloertfor the city of Abilene reads IH. 0. Engle assistant. . I from the treasury, Section 1. The mavor. bv and with The Tariff Tht Make Good. Editor Hemenway of Hope gives a the oonaent of the Council, shall ap-1 Ten years of the Dingier tariff forms! personal experience In a hunting ad- poini a marsnai,,. wno saau noia oil a record that sneaks for Itaalf.- The venture that verities the statements oi u uu. iOT vue rm u. r up . iMi jhat ends with this month Dr. Win. . Loag. the nature writer, his successor Is appointed and quail- , , , i ... . , 8 . , ... fled. ' -: I W " a surplus of about $70,000,- which were declared "Impoaaible" by aoti 9 Th k. .1,1 1 000. TThia comes at time when the President Roosevelt and offers to with the consent of the council, may government la engaged In more large name witnesses If necessary. Dr. appoint such assistant marshals and enterprises than ever before. It is Long, whose charming nature books policemen as may from time to time building the Panama canal, ls"-deot- have taught millions of boys and girls ff lJH!S!?3:"h?-2 L?..! ine the proceeds of land sales In 'ths love for the wild creatures of the oi tns,msyor ana me council or antui welu w uig"uu buu mei wu u .KVVwUS .uv ... tneir successors are appointed ana I last session or congress appropalated I or ic minis argument xne maga- quauneu. 186,000,000 for river and harbor im- sines and papers of the country gen Then there is a provision that the Iprovemenfc ' Tet for the last ten erally deolare that he has done valu marshal shall be Dald ISO ft month months the treasury eurDlua has aver, able aervlce in the education of youth - i . i i and the assistant marshal 126 ft raged 16,600,000 s month. Importa- and hia books and writings have taken month. No other officers are pro- tions are unusually heavy, but the In- a big boom since the controversy com- videdfor.' ' lorease la larirelv in foreign materials menced. There are two ways of Mayor Rloe appointed J. N. Burton I that enter into American manufac- studying nature. It was reported by marshal and H. O. Engle assistant I turet, the exports of-whloh far exceed I the papers on' the occasion of the marsnai ana, tney were oonnrmea oy the former amount. For aeveral president s nnnung inp in me the council. No other name haa ever I yeara the foreign trade of the United home pasture that after wolves had been presented by him. I States has been at the highest mark. I been chased until worn out they were Now Mr. Burton has turned over The demand for labor outstrips the captured and while yet alive their bis job to Harry George to whom thej aupply. Immigrants have been com- jaws were torn open by some of the mayor has given the city hall for a ling in at the rate of 1,000,000 a year, men of the party. .That is one way. residence. It is arranged that George I and this average will bemuoh in-1 The other way is to study the birds shall draw Mr. Burton's salary and be creased in 1907. Railroads are crowd-1 and animals as s student does wlth- the "deputy marshal." In other led with business and are In their cut Injuring them and writing' oi words, Instead of the council having most profitable era.. Farm produo- their habits so that children will love anything to do with the appointment, tions have been bringing rood prices. 'hem. 1M "er " lne w" 01 UI MrNRIce through Mr. Burton names and their value last year approached lng and Thomson Seton and ills whomsoever he pleases and the conn- 17,000,000,000. - - , hoped that they will long continue In oil haa nothing to say about it... Commenting on the foreeolmr facts 10 diD&' inisis me reason lor mis game: the St. Louis Globe-Democrat save I Th West's Sunremacv. mere are several oia soiaiers wno that It Is needless to ro Into the de- A New York correspondent who I J ! w I I -ef W"V aTh. IA1 t '."-. J oeciames JL -. .. J OUB STYLES ATTRACT, AND OUR PRICES. TOO. .. Mr. S. S. Smith, a lawyer (rom Abi lene, was In the city today, and there Is a suspicion, that he . was looking over the congressional field a bit, with the view pi oomlng before the people for Calderhead's place. In fact the papers down along the Union Paclflo road are quite profuse In their praise of Mr. Smith's candidacy. Uonoordia Kansan. I Kansas had a population of 1,467, 808 in 1901. Fire years thereafter, or In 1906, the population of the state was 1,611,460, an increase of 149.662, being an actual Increase of lesa than v 39,000 a year. In 1896, ten years ago, the population of the state was 1,836,' (69. The population has therefore . lnoreased but 174,801 In ten years, or t the rate of leas than 28,000 a year. Will somebody please explain the fig ures' Thousands of people come to the state every year, while the natural lnoreaae In population exoeeda these figures. The state is not making good In the matter of increase In in habitants, and we moat respectfully ask an explanation from somebody who knows the truth about It. El Dorado Republican. Kansas City businessmen have (. bought steamboats to run on the Mis souri river, at an expense of 140,000 and that olty is likely to beoome a seaport Thla promised revival of the steamboat trafflo la exactly of a piece with the recent activity of the east In canal building and improve ment. . Kansas City promotes an ex perimental boat line for the aame rea son that New York voted for s deep water canal in order to secure rail way freight rates based on water com petition. The tremendous river and canal traffio of early days was al lowed to decline on the unspoken theory that the railroad alone" would supply tbe needs of commerce. The first steamboat came to Kansas City seventy yeara ago; but the halcyon aaya oi tne Missouri river were from 1849 until the outbreak of the war. There were then over fifty packets in rvguiar service irom St. Louis to Sioux City, and as many more tramp steamers from the Ohio and other tributaries of . the Mississippi which made frequent trips op the Missouri. Much of the early Immigration: to the west went by this route and boats on their return trips carried valuable car goes of furs and other products of Montane aad the northwest It was a period of successful river transpor tntic-n ar.4 the effect was to make the ra on freight reasonable have made application to Mayor Rloe tails of the contrast of the business keeps in close touch with business and for the position under the old soldier ,ltuation ten yeara airo. when oone-ress financial affairs predicts that the time ...i...... i Y : I I I 1 piooieuw i.. mi. .uo. u. p,u- met , jptoM seMion and passed the will soon come when New York will iesseo aeep soiicituae ana love lor one pingley tariff, a measure' based on no longer be the money center of the .oio.au. uu iuoj b. nuum tne proteotive polioy, which was thus country. He contends that supre- be glad to help them. Instead he has reltored aa a leading economic feature maoy will soon depart from the East wuraeu tui suueuw wouu ueurge , oonduoting the business of the peo- to the Mississippi Valley and cites In the marshal under the name of his pe ind of tne government shaped by support of thla propheoy the recent w.cuu, mi. uunuu, n tneir ballots. The tariff law then financing of an eleotrio railroad on J - -1 J a. I a. I 1 I I uoes nomeea nor warn it auu wno mstured, and still in force, had the Long Island by Cleveland capitalists, would not live in tie city hall for benefit of the knowledge and wise In this particular case the whole plan 6,000 a year. judgment of William MoKlnley and was projected in Cleveland and the n .i. ii i il.i j a.i i " ' 1 - mere is no law cnai gives me kelson Dingier, both of whom have securities marketed there. mayor a right to appoint an assistant paMell Bway out ther work( live a(ter The correspondent's view Is that marshal Without formal UOtioe and them. Nalthnr then nnr nv who iWI Uh nnntral west. dnvolnnlnir so by the consent of the council." understanding with such matters rapidly that it will soon beoome a This has not been done and It is evi- put forth the olaim that any particular great money market as well as a dently not Intended that it shall be BOhedule Is sacred and immutable, great producer. Even the oompara- aone. xne marsnai nas no ngni but thv halri. tho Rnnnhllnun Hnh rminer man nf tnrfltv fall seen whatever to appoint anybody or to party ha'e held In the past and holds enoueh of history to realize that delegate his authority. now, that the protection of American flnanoial Bupremaoy does hot Suppose the olty treasurer appoints industries la neoessary to the welfare necessarily remain for a ereat length a "deputy" and gives him the olty Lf the people, with their high Stan- of time in one-looality. It has not money; suppose the street oommls- darij, of iMae and. enterprise. A J been very lone since America was sioner appoints "deputy" and gives- ten-years' demonstration is before the entirely dependent upon the banking him the salary; suppose the clerk ooantry. All that was promised by centeri of Europe; when we were names s "deputy" and lets him run the Republican party In 1896 haa been I classed aa a debtor Wion; when a tnings wnai ainu or a cny auminis-1 reallsod , and much more. Prosperity I large proportion of our securities We have just received a large shipment of the celebrated Mo i FARLAND line of vehicles. This lot contains the season's latest offer- Ings in the buggy line including Bike Wagons, Automobile Seat Driv i ing Wagons, Combination or two In one Buggies, and all the up-to- date styles in Vehicles. . , tac Oar Vehicles Contain Quality, Style, Durability and Comfort SH0CKEY & LANDES efee saVaVse KEEP KANSAS MONEY IN KANSAS, . BYmeumam The Central Life Insurance Co., In the center of the United States, FT. SCOTT, KANSAS. EXECUTIVE DEFT: AGENCY DEP'T: (jpftnt HarnRdav. President. O. O. Nelson, Vice President, Howard h. Stoat, Bec'y. ( Robert H. TIerDHD, H&nairer. Geo. W, Gephirt, Au't Manager.. For informatlnn or an urencv Address F. H. Fuller. GnM Aamnt tar Dlflrlnnrtn avrnl Ha. line counties, fiOT W. Sad St., Abilene, Kaoias, HELP HAKE THE WEST INDEPENDENT. 88-i CONTEST TWO-CENT FARES Railroad Presidents in Session at Chicago Make the Decision. . ' V It Is Also Announced that No Cheap Rates For Any Occasion Will Be Granted Pending Decision. tration would Abilene haveP Yet either of these is as regular as this jobbing out of the marshalship. Mr.Xtloe has just as much right to allow his ardent supporters on South- side to more their "sonp" houses to the city hall as he has to turn the olty building over to one who Is not duly appointed by him and confirmed by the oouncil. The rery method he has taken to avoid tbe plain provision of the ordinances, whloh Is that the utob and council shall appoint the olty offloera, ' and not an outsider, In- d!6atea the unfairness of this notion. Ur. George is not blamable; he will no doubt do as well as he can to be an effiolent officer but If he is to be marshal, make him marshal and pay him the salary. Should the olty have heavy damage suits or should he be unable to make arresta because he has in fact no more right than any private cltlien to do so It will be easy to locate the blame. The olty hall belongs to the cltlsens of Abilene It li not the property of Ur. Rloe to be farmed out to persons not duly appointed by him nor oonflrmed by the council, almply to pay his politi cal debta. Abilene haa not seen in years suoh sn exhibition of cheap polities. Mayors Coye, Matteson, Folk, Klssley, Cowan, Halleck, Humphrey tried to serve the people for the good of the city. Mr.Kice, with his wealth, age and pro fuse promises to the voters, owes it to thla city to try to build up the town by a big, broad, helpful administra tion. This is oo time tor ahoddy pol I tics, cheap practices and pettifogging methods that are oalcolated to keep the olty from advancing aa it ehould do in business and improvement. The council should demand of Mayor Bice that he account for thla freak nf city polios appointment It should pay the people's meney in salaries only to the properly ap pointed and acting offloera and should allow only properly appointed officers to use the city hall for a residence. has far Surpassed any of the estimates, were held abroad and when all large Tet it is Certain that the Democratic tranaactlons had to be nnanoed platform of next year will denounce abroad. Bqt we have beoome protection, aa nsual, and offer a prom- creditor nation. ise to substitute something better. The accumulation of oapltal in the In the light of experience and com- various central western cities is the mon sense It would seem that the Re- best possible evidence of substantial publicans would eleot eny sound prosperity. It is also a strong de- ticket on this issue alone, for ft fense against commercial disaster. reaohesinto the business interests of There is safety in a condition that every American oitlien. Since the Dingley law was passed the govern, ment revenue haa exceeded the ex penditures by hundreds of millions, in spite of the oost of a foreign war. Employment for all haa been abund ant, at good wagea. The Interest- bearing publlo debt has been reduced, and so has the. rate of interest upon It. War upon the Dlgley tariff is not a reasonable proposition aa matters stand. The affairs of the people and the government are in the ascending soale. A year of extremely bad crops might slow np the present prosperity pace, bnt there ia nothing indicating that the highly favorable conditions of recent yeara will not continue or that protection will ever be less vital. Nagging at the Dingley law ia merely a proof of Democratic folly and reck lessness. ' v The above was printed ia Mon day's daily. On Tuesday Harry George demanded otJUayor Rice that he gire him a valid title. This was not done and he resigned if he had anything to reign. Aa Marshal BurUia has gone a.t for a extended I regularly and prompt'y after every Publish the Expense. One ehange thia paper believes the new - administration ahonld Inaugurate is to publish each month a detailed list of all the hills paid by the olty the amount of each and ex actly why the money was paid. - The statutes say that the. disbursements shall be published but to bunoh a three monthelexpense in a treasurer's! statement under "by vouchers re turned" doea not give the taxpayers the information to whioh they are en titled. The taxpayers havea right to know where every dollar goes and why it is spent: The RcrLtCToa has favored this during the past three or fonr yeara when no such Htt of bills paid was published but being tbe official paper the criticism was likely to be offered that It simply wished to have more legal matter published. Hence It did not take the matter op is Its oolumna. Now as tbe official publication ia to be elsewhere k expressesSte opinion ihat tbe puMicaiiea should be made offers many money markets for the promoters of legitimate enterprises, , President WU Armed. President Roosevelt Saturday laid the corner stone of the Masoaio tem ple in Washington and made an ad dress to several thousand persons who witnessed the ceremony. The ooneratone laying waa made notable, not only by the presence of the presi dent, but by the fact that the trowel which he used was also used by George Washington when he laid the cornerstone of the , United States oapitol. The Bible need In the cere monies waa used on the occasion of George Washington's Initiation Into the Masonio fraternity. Mr. Roosevelt became a member of the Masonio order in 1901, while he waa vice-president of the United States, being initiated at Oyster Bay. He has never taken any degree above the blue lodge. Those present Satur day afternoon say they have the evi denced their eye that President Roosevelt carries a revolver. . As ths grand master of Masons stepped forward to tie ths Masonio apron around the president's waist he drew back the tails of Mr. Roosevelt's coat. He fumbled slightly, having apparently encountered aome ob struction. Then he pulled the ooat taila back farther, to loosen the strings, and the oauae of the obstruc tion became apparent, It waa tbe butt of a big revolver in the presi dent's right hip pocket. Gov. VanSant of Minnesota onoe unintentionally exchanged overcoats with President Roosevelt. The gov ernor discovered his error through finding a revolver la the pocket of the president's coat. A few yeara ago the president attended a convention held in a Washington ehnrch and left his overcoat In, an anteroom. A yonng lady, ia a spirit of fun, pat on tbe coat be found a revolver ia one of the pocaete and screamed. Chicago, June 12. Western rail road presidents at a conference here Tuesday decided to contest the two cent passenger laws In at least five states Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri Iowa and Arkansas. Following this decision the passenger representa tives of all western road agreed not to grant any reduced rate for any oo- caslon until tbe two-cent fight shall have been concluded. The passenger men were presented with a letter written by Secretary Moseley of the Inter-state commerce commission to the) Central Passenger Association stating that the proposed ' plan for putting National Educational Asso ciation rates Into effect Is Illegal and cannot be tolerated. Officers of the association will endeavor to have the ruling changed, as they declare that the life of the organization depends upon it In pursuance) of the decision of tbe railroada to fight the two-cent laws and not to grant reduced rates, the Chicago Commercial Association and the St Louis Merchant's Association and slmllsr organlsmtlonts will be told that rates for merchants' meet ings are no longer available. This de cision will also cut off clergymen, cbarit workers, state conventions, sisters of charity and all who have) enjoyed cheap rate privileges for rears will be placed upon a strlct two-cent basis. Myn Mc'Henry Gives Up. Wichita, Kan... June 12. Myra Mo- Henry, tbe anti-saloon crusader, left Monday for, 8e very, Kan., to live. She saya she will leave Wichita sitae hereafter, aaloona or no saloons. WOT EXCESSIVE. Reeonslgnmsnt Charge of Two Dollars) Per Car at Kansas City ia Held to Be Just Washington; June 8. Two decisions were announced by the Interstate Commerce -Commission Friday, one relating to through rates on grain, flour and feed In carloads from ths West to Eastern points. Commissioner Clark rendered the opinion In the1 reconsignment case, which was brought. by the Board of Trade of Kansas City, Mo., against the Chicago, Burlington ft Qulncy, the Missouri Pacific, the Atchison, To peka ft Santa Fe, and the Rock Island lines. The complaint was that the re consignment charge of i a car on grain shipped to Kansas City and thence to other markets was unjust, as compared with reconslgning prao-v tlces at St Louis and other points. V The evidence disclosed the facts that the cars were held at Kansas City for 48 hours without demurrage charges-" ... a valuable privilege to Kansas City dealers and that the carriers were- at additional expense In withholding the cars from other shipments. Upon the, whole record the commission holds) that the reconsignment privilege It apparently wholly In the Interest of the grain dealers and of Kansas City a market and that tne re-consign ment charge of 82 per car as applied by the carrier, la not excessive, unjust or discriminatory. 4 They Seek Tucker's Release. Leavenworth, Kan., June 7. She- Attorney General Monette of Ohio, and Albert L. Wilson, of Kansas aty, attorneys for ft H. Tucker. 1r., former secretary of the Uncle Sam Oil Co,, who Wednesday was sent to .jail here tor three months by Circuit Judge Hook, for contempt. stated Thursday that they would leave Immediately for Washington to Institute habeas corpus proceeding In the United States supreme court to secure Tucker's release. It is said that they may also lay the case be fore President Rqn.lt-.. fforman Cross Tongue Binder Truck Can be attached to any binder. 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