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mi OFFICIAL PAPER OF DICKINSON COUNTY TWELVE PAGES VOL XXV. ABILENE, KANSAS. THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 23, 1908 NO. 20. Special Session Is Grinding Along U IpodaJ to the Selector, r- ToMBA, Jan. 17. Thl ha been buv day tor the legislature. Three ' w primary bills bare been Introduced, several bank bills end a long lilt of bill, for emending the tax lew. It It likely that a primer; will be adopted providing tor a primary on every- ; tblng but senator, that to be voted on at the general election. fhe bank guaranty bills are in doubt. ' A great deal of opposition bas developed. Senator Brewer introduced his two cent fare bill again . and bad it ad- - vanced to eeoond reading. It is in the oommlttee'e hands. - Senator Brewer in support of the bill! said: ,''. "la preparing and ' introducing these bills, I have selected the ap pointive officers equal in importance to any present elective state office. ' "The bills go hand in hand with the primary law, which should and will pais at this session. The principle of permitting, the people to nominate their eandidate by a direct vote is right, but why not go a step farther and! perform that more important duty of electing the men at the polls who conduot the aotual bnainess of the state government. "Permitting the governor to dis pense the Vast amount of patronage at his disposal under the present ap- J peclal to the bueeter. Topkka, Jan. 18. -The legislature Is pushing things fast. This morn ing after a brisk fight in the senate Brewer got bis S-oent fare through the- upper house on the final reading. When the vote came the opposition simmered down to 4, with 84 for it. The fight lasted until 1 d'olock. This afternoon the primary bill is up for consideration. The matter of voting on D. S. senator at the general election is being considered first and it will probably be adopted. The house election oommlttee standi 6 to 4 for it. : ' s - ; ' Waggenerin the senate and Ham in the house introduced a bill pro viding for a bankers1 Iniuranoe com. pany, separate from the state bank ing department, to -have a capital of 11,000,000 with 1100,000 In the state treasury to insure bank deposits. will be advocated by the opponent, of state guaranty provision. Creech', mortgage tax law has been introduoed in both house, and meets with much favor. . It provide! for tax of 60 oenti a 100 on the face of a mortgage in lieu of all other taxes. The house adjourned for the after noon but the senate is in session. Christian Church Has Good Year's Record The annual meeting of the Chris tian churon was held last night at which the officers of the past year were reelected and plans for the fut ure work of the oongregatloh were outlined wbioh mean a decided ad' vanoe In the work. The report of the past year's work Special to tee Selector. . ' Towxa, Jan. 50 The primary bills have bees under discussion in house and senate this afternoon. pointive system should be done away ! There are several bills la each house with entirely so far as the prinolple! and some lort of compromise I. likely business offioere of the state are eon-1 In the cad. The probability Is that cerned and the people should elect) the instruction en U. 8.-Senator will their servant, by a direct vote. ' I be at the general election. "Take tne omce ol panic eommis- i The indication, are that two or loner, which il of vast importance, three day will be taken, up wtn tDe touching every man's pocketbook in discussion of the bills and that a ' vote ; the state, why should not the do-(will not come unttl the last of the i positora and bankers have something I week. Local bills were taken up this to say as to who should conduct the I morning, officer I Senator Brewer tbi, morning intro- The board of control, has under Iduced the following concurrent reso rts care thousands of our unfortunates llutloa which had been received with and spends about one million dollars J some consternation by the federal annually ot the tax payers money, I court officers but with a great deal of yet the people have no opportunity to commendation by everybody else. lay who shall eonstltute 1U member,. "We believe that life tenure in of . ' . .... , fiee ia not harmony with Democratic "Every parent, and ohlld in the ,..,.,!.. .a .V. . .u- I . - . fuiu(uvivuj eauta suv viuejvii w lira state, I, vitally interested in tne present toetnoa or selecting federal patter of good text book, for JEJC I, schools, bnt the voters have nochaaoel . "We believe that the federal judges to say who shall make up the mem- "a "Ter0.1 onru ' . ' I should be elected for short term, by a -1.1 n - .1.. 1 . . I . . ... . ui vi m, ww wiMiHimvH. -.t. i aireos vote oi i DO people. -The laetierialature enacted a new "Therefore, be it resolved by the I senate, Me nouae ooncurrlag therein, tax law, the provisions of whioh make I that we are in favor, of a change In the assessors appointive instead of BBV. O. A. COL. by all departments .bow a growth and activity more gratifying than for any other time since the organixation of the church. The congregation I, practically free from debt and all de partment! are in a prosperous condl tion. The finanolal report ihowi that 13.407.69 hai been given tor the support of the work. One of the moit gratifying feature! wai the offeringi to missions which amounted last year to f39.26. The Sunday school hu doubled In actual attendance. The Woman's Missionary auxiliary ia one ot the strongest in the itite; 78 have been added to the church, SI In the Crim-Shieldi revival and 47 at regular service by the pastor, Rev. C. A, Cole, to whom il (tne a great deal of praise for the condition of the work. Some ot the plans for the coming year are, namely: , One-half of the church, In the prayer meeting, all missionary apportionment, reached a house well equipped for the work, systematic work by all officials ot the oburch, proportion .of Christion union by It, practice, two Christian paper, tat and national In eaoh home. Rev.. Mr. Cole ha, been employed for an indefinite period and It I, hoped hi, labors may continue for many yean among us. He i a graduate in the Arts department of Fairmount oollege, having taken hi, Bible work in Drake University. As district president and corresponding secre tary of the state board the Abilene church is In vital touch with, the state work through Its pastor. Gobd Record of Farmer's Dairy Herd Editob Beixectob: Another year ba, rolled around and I send you the 4th annual report ot My dairy herd A good many dairy report, are only for the 8 or 10 best months when the cow, give most milk and the month, when they give little or none are not inoluded. You will see my report I, for the entire year, although by No vember my cow, were all nearly dry and by Deo. lit I quit milking all but two. They have bad no grain and very little alfalfa so far this winter. Their teed consists of millet and kaffir corn fodder in the barn and kaffir corn fodder and bay outside. LU.CI Jam M (ebraarr 117 Meftfll. ....... ....,r . 400 April - 781 Mar 1,017 Jans ... Jnl.. Augmt ;...., BeptuBbev:. riv .. October. November December l,CM''i:. if m - nr. lS MM m bo w M 71 100 . 11 00 Good Road Making in Dickinson Gounty The enthusiasm with whioh the township, of Cloklnson county are entering upon the making of good roads i, exceedingly enoouraglng There Mem, to be a good natured rivalry aa to which Motion ot th. oountry can boast the best kept high way,. It ha, been one of the dlfflcul tie, in connection with eeourlog trade for Abilene that the road, leading to tbi, city have been for year. In very bad condition. The river road and the Enterprise road southwest to Baker', bridge particularly have been '. for weeks at a time almost Impassable but during the past two years Grant township has made great progress in theie thoroughfare!. Some time ago the Enterprise road was put in charge of a regular work man who used the drag and harrow with inoh sucoeis that It has beoome one of the smoothest highway! Read ing into the olty. doly during the time of heavy rainfallli in poor con dition and it li io rapidly mended (hat it afford! a good driveway praotl- oally all the time. Now the north part of the township Is taking up the proposition. The ' Detroit road hai been only fairly good. It li naturally a better eoll than roads nearer the river but th iprk done upon It was spasmodio and left It in only passable shape. Now W. A. Blroh, one ot tha most capable road overseers of the county, hu been pnt in charge of nine mile of road In that part of th township. He start from the olty limit eait to the town ship line, then north and cover a number of thoroughfare in that sec tion of the township. Hi work is al- ' ready giving evidence of what a little systematic work will do. We understand that Grant town- : , ship intend to put all it road In chargeNwt paid commissioner who -shall have a definite duty of putting them in good oonditlon. When tbe other townships do the same, Dickin son will be the banner county of the state for good road. Everywhere',, that farmer or offioials have used ,f' the drag and harrow in time tbe , road (peak for themselves and this pustom onght to beoome more V common. ' "' Dickinson Hogs , . Took the Honors Amount (StW as n 41 17 07 SO 07 as 7,806 , (Ml t. This cream had an average test of SO. raid out daring tbe year 121.78 for butter oil and separator repair. I have 10 calves on hand valued at $10 each, 1100; making the products of my herd amount to 1661.49, ex penses deducted $629.68 or an average of $57.26 per cow. I fed these oows 8 ton, of bran from Jan. 1, 1907, till grase, eost 46, but I think the sweet Dickinson county had a distin guished honor paid to it at Manhattan last week when there was given at the Doraestlo Soienee hall of tbe Agricul tural college a t o'olook dinner tor thirty-five guest thai was tbe final checking up of a feed experiment eon- ducted by tbe animal husbandry de partment ot the oollege for the paet nye months. Aoout tbe firi( of Augn.t stx pea,. of spring pig whioh had been pre sented to the oollege by variou breeder were put on opeolal feed. The best out of these pen was taken and a part of one bam from eaoh of the six plgi was served at this dinner under the direotlon ot tbe expert cooks of tbe department. No one bnt the effioer knew from whioh animals the various bams came. After tha dinner there was a vote o tee best meet presented. Theflnt ehetee went to a Yorkshire ham. Th reports of the feed experiments show that Dickinson oounty breeder won fit st and second in net gain. C. M. ' Carver and W. C. Curphey bred the wlaoers jo(Uie firt and Pr. H, C. Waai the winner ot the seAwitd. Dr, Wann also won first on the vote at the table. It Is highly oompllmen- tary to Dickinson's stockmen that they are able to oarry off the honors on occasions Ilk thl. FORKOt DICKINSONIAN DIES IN NEBRASKA. I the manner of the selection of federal I iuHirM And the offlner. of the forfara! elective by the people. Tbi prln- eourt. aad further, that each of these eiDle ia wronr. I ODDoaed the oroDoai- officere should be elected for short , .. . . . terms by a direct vote of the people, tion when the bill we, -passed and L ..rW ,urther. that our na- filed my written protest upon the I tori are instructed and that our rep- reenrrf. of the Senate Journal. , -y. vuugr-. u.. "The men who pay tbe taxea of chang. the law that the federal judges I el nil t Sam AtttAara nf Iha failapa Afinel tbi state, should be given the right ,h, MCn eeoted for lhort to say who shall assess their property, by a direct vote ot the people." they should not only eleot their own! township assessors, but also thai state tax oommiaeioner, it thia law I ia to remaia on the statute boons. "I realise that thee, bill, oontem-1 Special te the Beaector. . Toftka, Jan. 21. Tbe bona, tbi. I morning passed a resolution endore- ling Taftfor president. It la likely I that tbe senate will do tbe same. The plate radical changes, bnt w trust Tot, w nnanlmon among tbe Ra the people to elect th right man If LoUic,,, M(J h been duly tele- tbey are given a chance.- graphed to Taft at Washine-too. .He also Introduoed bills making the The house and senate are eonslder- ettoere, bank oommlselonera, railroad ing the primary bills. The secret attorney., ember, board of control, I ballot feature having been cut out, the text book oommieaion, tax eommie-1 DemoeraUare helping the aplit pri slorifi, eoanty and towaship aseeae-1 mary idea and tbe ehanoee are, that ore, elective instead of appointive as I that kind of a bill will be adopted ta7 are ow, beiogi part el tbe trading stock for tbe governor with bit b be works hie way into office. '' i'h fiorbl. attentioa bas been ,i ',!!-..? th. bnia. a compromise. The house committee on railroads ia aaderitood to ba determined In op poUke to iegi&taiioa io regulatloa of loactal (o the fUleetor. LiHOOLK, Neb., Jan. 80. Jacobs. Kill died at hi, home, 924 South Fif teenth street, at 9:60 last night. He was sixty-nine years of age and was born in New fork state. Mr. Kill was an old aoldjer, having belonged to tbe aigoal corps during the civil war. Foe three year, Mr. Kiff lived five miles north of Abilene, afterward moving to this place. SEVEN HUNDRED NAMES 'ON THE PETITIONS, The petitions tor tbe publle bulld- skimmllk I fed to calves and hogs D8 her tht were ent 10 8en- Kira Muy sua uunn ana mi con gressman Calderhead were complete and had over 700 names. They were forwarded Tuesday. That onght to fetch sonethlng at least 176,000. more than balances this Item. 1: H. PoieiiH. CREECH VERY ILL AGAIN AT HIS KOSfit CURTIS AND LONG WILL HELP GET IT. Senator Curtis has written to the TO STOP ILLEGAL HUNTING. GREAT PIANIST THERE. Salina Will Have Paderew.kl la It Convention HalL J. A. Kimball of Saiina wa in the oity in the interest ot the oomlng of Paderowski to convention hall there Feb. 8. The board for reaerved seats will not be open in Saline until Sat urday but fifty seate well located have beea brought here and are on sale at Oleiasner a. This ia a great attrac tion and many Abilene people will go. Enterprise ha aj ready bought 20 seete. The Rock Island will probably ran a return train after tbe show. Prof. Hopkin at Enterprise. The elnb ladbM ot Enterprie have second Protestor E. M. Hopkins, head ot tbe English department of the State Calvereity, to lecture Friday evening. Tbe addreee will be at the home of Mr. C B. Hoffman and she aaa incited several Abilene people to attend. , IpMial io toe BeHwtor. Hebihotom, Jan. 21. Hon. J. W. Creech I. seriously 111 again at bit borne in tbfi city. He hai been in Con"nfol lb regarding the pro- such condition for forty-eight hours P0"1 8""nent building that his friends are alarmed about ""It "111 giv pleasure to Intro- .... ... him. This afternoon he is somewhat ano w" 10 PrTla e' more comfortable but is dangerously h"nt bulldlng t Abilene and assure ill, I yon win ao ail 1 can to secure Its pas sage. lanamate umlnf Uut. Senator Long sars: "1 shall be was over from Dillon 1 u , ,ntrnd,nn. . um , W. J. Rowe Tuesday lntrvlAwlnfr .Am'. ,4 cltiaens. He Is figuring on getting PProPritloB " Publl Into the race for district clerk thia " tbtTt bM " ""nnlbus pub- year. He bas been township trustee110 buildings bill at tbe present ses of Ridge for a number of years and sion as now contemplated, I shall do wouia mate a good district elerk. If .verthln I ... k. awi'. k. -l . L , L . . I mw hmi u imcm urn whi oe a nara I , , j . k. a a " Item included therein. I aaeoreyoo matt to beaL and mm an mnt think I there I, a Democrat In the oounty who thM 1 ,WI rnJ to h,1P can beat blm Hope Dispatch. iM ln Ter7 "7 possinie. e I Congressman Calderhead ia not yet C. F. Child, of tbi, eitv is a eandi- bl to ba ont of hi, room bnt be will date for representative. Be ie very also push the bill. ITUI' " nonoKion ana mere is I w tt vwj Kom reuoa v oeneve mat n will re- mt ., k . , ,, . , I "rmt wvi. Hum IVUI auiic wja ,.. . bb.m support oi lieriogton of Solomon. Wednd.y moralng, r.-.. s...,.u - jMuary 16tb, 108, Anna, wife ot J, stood that on aeainnt nl him bHL J I . .. ... . naveoer. area veers. Nhe wmm rr. treecn win not eeek a renomina- born in Morr.n ..t. OhU I. .h. tion. fH.rlngtoa 8ao. . ,e,o a . ... , KiymM. mMV. Ul nninmn. 7. year, ago. Faneral service, vera Dr. Blachley is out for clerk of the 'd at the home at I o'clock Thnre- di.trict court. He has been, a reel- day afternoon, eondaetad by Rev. dent of Herfngtoa for many years aad Fa.ley ot Nile, after which the re- bas numerous frieods here. merino mala, were eoaveyej to Prairie loa Son. t . I Monad cemetery (or lateral!. Grant Townihlp Game Protective Auodatlon la Active. Th Grant Township Farmer' 6am Protective Association met Sat urday and held their election. The following offioer were aleoted for the ensuing year: President, B. F. Landes; vice-presi dent, E. Qeoffroy; secretary and trea- arer, John H. Engle; exeoutive com mittee, H. W. Sohaake and Q. N. Edgeman. The association ha had very little trouble tbe past year with trespasser! and hunters and the executive officers will be very vigilant in suppressing any illegal hunting and trespassing during the coming year. Jiut Tumbled Off. A drunken man on the blind bag gage ot the westbound plug tumbled off at Cedar street tbi, afternoon and wa somewhat befuddled for awhile. He wa taken to jail to sober np. 1 Hi name U Mike Brannan, Kansas City, and he Is a baker. He recovered late this afternoon and My, he jumped to escape th porter. They liked the Country. W have bus returned from a trip to tbe Gulf Coast oountry with th MoCormlck, Murphy Land Co. and have investigated thoroughly the land, they have to offer end will aay that wa like It very much and have bought land ouraelve and would recommend it to our friends. . Th oountry u all and more than they claim for It. We picked orange, 'and lemon, in Victoria on Jan. 10. We saw panslea, rosea and different kind, of garden vegetablee rrowtnir aad blooming in tbe field, aad garden. Peach tree, are In bloom. Garden vegetable, ready to use and lota ( them. Ue Prrx Fix, Lost Spring., fas. Jotrn M. Fiaa, 4 hi..., lu.