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AJSILEKE WEEKLY BnadOCTOB, ABILENE, KAX8AS, MARCH SI, 1910.
Is. IV 11V fresh, good, wnoiesome 7 made with K ) I If . "oTWN lis W)ClLi Vo Jlrff No Lima Merfot. I8WBD BT The Reflector Publishing Co, atered as seceBd elui mail matter t th. postof f lee at AMIeae, Kansas. OFFICIAL PAPER OF DI0KINBOV COUNTY. Guaranteed Largest Circulation of aay Paper Pnbllthed In Dickinson Coanty. SUBSCRIPTION BATES. i. -WITHIN TUB COUNTY, at paid t advaao or wltbla th. year: OH " j; ix month! "'.'.'.'.','.'.'.', .11 tfuSt paid "a VavincV or 'wit Mi the 0 Tear ,1" OUTBIDS THE COUNTY. Ml Year ....I1.M It paid la advene, or wunia n .r, Tana Month, BIZ Month Ob yoar SB .ID 11.00 If aot paid la advano or within the Oaa Taar THURSDAY. MARCH 31, 1910 REES' INSINCERITY, Ballna Union: Judge Rees says that Taft Is surrounded by false; friends, who punuaded him to hand the American people a gold brlok In the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law. Who are these false friends? Are they not the entire Republican repre sentation In both bouses of congress? Only a score In the lower house and seven senators of the Republican side opposed the tariff bill. Does Judge Bees claim that these handful of In surgents represent the Republican party? If the tariff law is a "gold brick" is not the Republican party the confi dence man who Imposed It upon the country? Can Rees be consistent and still claim that the people should elect such a party to power? Why does not the Judge leave such a rot ten party? ' Why does be bave the cheek to ask for a nomination at the hands of suck a corrupt party?, The trouble with Rees Is that he fs not sincere. He wants office so badly that he ex poses his want of political conscience. ' This Inordinate desire for office made the Judge pollute the ermine two years ago, and now It makes him act in such an insincere manner, as to cause people to lose confidence in him. Rees should be fighting tbe Republican party, Instead of beg ging It to give him an office. Is not Rees a "gold brick?" MAY BE ONE REASON. The Manhattan Mercury prints this In a light vein but really It may not be ao far from tbe truth: Respon- slblllty tor high prices seems at last to bave been properly placed. The entire blame seems to rest upon thea trical managers and newspaper hum orists. For the last halt century these two classes of persons bar de-4 voted themselves Industriously to de-1 sloping the Idea that the 'farmer Is Joke. They hare pictured him a asaa of baggy overalls and ridiculous whlsiers; they sir Insisted on his kaeolie manner and speech; they havetl4!cu!4 hi simplicity and cre dulity. !'o one. no putter ho keen kit atna) ef-koTSOT, enjoys being a aatleaal Job aa the wastry boa aid girls, Instead ef staying oa th tarn to be laughed at. lave .been coming to towa where they could do on of the laughing. The rasa it has beea dollar -wheat, forty east batter aid act and the elevaa dollar kog. Aid thert win be as improvement aewspapera habits ally refer to- lis farmer a dignified, libera) mlade. utl! ft. puhlt aeee'ta It ttat tb rood nrur4 a-mtlraaa and that oa tht tint he Invariably gets the laugh t-a the JwyT and ether smart pee p's ta sm ' i tfr w4' 1" ,' TOM WAGSTAFF. The announcement that Tom Wag- staff IB a candidate for governor meant that Governor Stubbs will bave some opposition worth while. Mr. Wagstaff Is paesident ol the Kansas Day club, Is as good a cam paigner as Stubbs and a clean, clev er gentleman. He was county at torney of Montgomery county ana was the first county attorney In Kan sas to clean out the Joints. He did It without any grand stand playing and In a businesslike ' way that counted. He is honest and would make a good governor. There are many thousand Republicans who be lieve they should have some choice In the nomination for governor and they will bave It with a mighty good man to support If tbey do not desire to support Gov., Stubbs. , Paul Thieman In Kansas City PoBt, Dem.: "Newspapers here, and elsewhere, engaged in booming the Republican Insurgents, had parox ysms of Joy and fits of self-congratu lation over a colossal victory which did not materialize. The Democrats, led by Champ Clark, naturally stuck with the Republican Insurgents long enough to gain whatever they could gain out of the struggle. They gained four members of a new rules committee out of ten. , But that was all possible to see In it upon cooling down from the dramatic excitement of tbe episode. That's all we could see In It upon studying the situation in oold blood." T A. McNeal, the Insurgent can didate for congressman In tbe First district, makes tbe point tbat Con- grcssman McKlnlay said reduction of the ' tariff brought depression and then contradicted himself by saying tbe recent reduction In many articles brought prosperity. Mr. McNeal knows very well that McKlnlay said no such thing. He said Democratic reduction on a tariff for revenue basis brought depression and It did, but Republican revision In the Interest of good business judgment Is a dif ferent thing. Fairness In discussion and fairness In quoting a speaker ought to be a part of a square deal er's platform. " CHANGE IN INAUGURATION DAY. Although the cttliens of tbe Dis trict of Columbia have- no voice In the election of the President of the United States, they have a whole lot to do with Inaugurating him in of fice once he la elected by the rest of the country, and every time the great day comes around and the Inevitable snow and slush, freese and fog com. bine to endanger the lives of every body participating In the ceremonies from the President to the proletariat. the residents of the national capital get , together and pass resolutions calling upon congress to Submit to the country as amendment to the constitution changing the date of the inauguration to some day later In the season when the American eagle can flop his wings and scream without catching cold In his poor, old head. No man who ever witnessed a proc identia! inauguration In Washington was ever known to defend ' the wretched Judgment of the fathers When they fixed upon the fourth ef Hareb as the data for the ceremony. When President Taft was Inaugurat ed" the -weather was so bad that he was ompelIe to deliver his Inaugu ral nddreaa la' the Senate chamber, instead' of. from tfct gnat tribune tbaf had beea rested en tbe east port! ef the capital, to the dtsap- pwtotsseat ef thousand! of people who had oome for hundreds of miles to witness tig affair. -' - For -wests after the fcurth ff arch the daQr papers of the capital announced la almost every Issue the death of seme peraesv with U aot that death had resulted from ponre on I nanra ratios day. WHERE BOOSEVEIiX STOOD. Some people Insist that Colonel Roosevelt is and always has been hand In glove with the "Insurgent" movement In Congress, says the State Journal. Of course, Mr. Roosevelt has been mingling now for more than a year with tbe fauna of Africa and bis Ideas on things may have changed considerably, but at one time, at any rate, he expressed himself forolbly on this particular subject. And it was not against that ''bugaboo," Cannonlsm, as many people would like to bave every one else believe. Indeed, It was Just the opposite. He believed that the house of represen tatives under the leadership of Mr. Cannon bad accomplished a "phe nomenal amount of good work." - He deprecated any movement which had for its object the disintegration of the Republican organization and such a method of procedure as It had developed that effective legislation could be brought about. Colonel Roosevelt expressed these views In a letter, which explains itself and which was printed in the New- York World recently. It follows: "Oyster Bay, Aug. 14, 1900. "To Hon. James E. Watson, M. C. from Indiana. "My Dear Mr. Watson: I hear through Speaker Cannon and Representative "Sherman that you bave volunteered to give your services to the con gressional committee for t'he en tire campaign, without regard to the effect It may .have upon your canvass In your own dis trict, and I feel like writing you a word of congratulation and of earnest hope for the suc cess of your efforts. If there were only partisan issues in volved In this contest I should hesitate to say anything public ly in reference thereto. But I do not feel that such Is the case. On the contrary,' I feel that all good citizens who have the welfaro of America at heart Bhould appreciate the Immense amount that has been accom plished by the present congress organized as It Is, and the urgent need of keeping this organisa tion in power. With Mr. Can non as speaker the house has accomplished a literally phe nomenal amount of good work. It has shown a courage, good sense and patriotism uch that it would be a real and serious misfortune for the country to fail to recognize. To change the leadership and organisation of the house at this time means to bring confusion upon those who have been successfully en gaged In the steady working out of a great and comprehensive scheme for the betterment of our social, Industrial and civic conditions. Such a change would substitute a purposeless confusion, a violent and hurtful oscillation between the positions of the extreme radical and the extreme reactionary, for the present orderly progress along , the lines of a carefully thought out policy. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT," This letter was written at a time when the "Insurgents" is the house were just beginning to feel their oats. And practically tbe Identical situs tlon has existed in the house since tbat date, or until last Saturday when the "Insurgents" with their Democratic allies, succeeded' in doing the very thing Colonel Roosevelt so forcibly deplored. Uhe new plan which the "Insurgents" and their Democratic brethren have adopted may be effective in the administra tion of the attain of the lower branch of congress. There Is little reason to believe, however, that it will be. People wbo have the Idea that the Democrats under the lead erehlo of Champ Clark, went Into this thing with -the pure motive of bettering conditions In the house are Jacking In political wisdom. The Democrats went Into it to put the Republican party In the hole. . They want to kill the Taft program of leclslatlon which a legislative . ma chinery had been perfected to pass. Nothing would please the Democrats any better than lust such a result They could go before tbe people and Insist that the work of the present cona-reta In carrvlnc out the Roose velt "policies" aa they have beea de veloped by Mr. Taft and la line with the. demands of the people, had amounted to nothing. ', Jackson certainly .aa a dandy press agent . He reported that 100 gople cam from Oaag City to Reading to . u opeaiag.aMeuag. There were ealy eight ticket aold daring the entire day at Osage City for Reading. The press agent also said that th band came frae. - The leader says that Jacksoa fid them for the trip.. The report also alaiav ed that aa extra coach was hitched oa behind the motor ear from Tope ka. The motor ear eaa't pull an extra coach. . A aa expert Brerar! citor, Jacksoa'i arm agent Is a ph. Emporia Journal. LOCAL ao::c The Home Telephone arid Telegraph Com pany's Long Distance Copper Lines Furnish a Public Necessity, the Basis of Value. In making investments, the first consider ation should always be the character of the security. Every investor to whom income is import ant, should learn the facts about the HOME TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY'S SECURITIES. They are acknowledged by conservative investors as one of the safest ways to earn 6 per cent. There is a limited amount of Preferred Stock offered for sale, bearing 6 per cent in terest, convertible into First Mortgage Bonds at any time, absolutely guaranteed as to principal and interest. For particulars ask HOME TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO Abilene, Kansas WAS IT A SQUARE DEAL? Another dream, the Central Kansas Interurban, has gone glimmering. Had, tbe Newton promoters acted as they talked last December, filed their charter and commenced business it would have won. Abilene is wonder ing If It .really got a ' square deal from Salina and Newton.:, MORE OORNBHOWS. The State Corn Show held at Man hattan every winter has been credi table but not big enough to suit the Kansas Agricultural College and now the Institute Department is of fering to cooperate with commercial clubs and farmers' institutes through out the state for a series of local corn shows, all leading up to the state show, with all the prise win ners from the local shows contesting at tbe state show. The big Kansas crop is corn and the college Is asking for the ocoperatlon of the commercial clubs In tbe great movement for a bigger corn crop. There are a hundred or more live towns in Kansas that could have corn shows that would be of great value to the communities In which they are held and would create great Interest It is desired this year that these shows shall Include not only corn grown by the boys but they should also have exhibits by tbe best farmers of the county. Tbe Agri cultural College will help In planning prise lists and will send speakers and Judges to the corn shows next fall. It is recommended that all prises tor men and for boys fifteen and over be the same, trips to the State Corn Show December 26-Sl 1910. This is being presented as a business proposition and It la hoped that many commercial clubs will take up tbe work, at once.. . GOOD ADVICE. -"What shall I do with my money, wae the question put to a broker this week by a sw Investor who had sav ed $(00 and wanted to get Into the wheat market, and taake soate easy money. "Do 70a see that bank aver there?" aaswered the broker, point ing across- the street ... "Yea take your money and deposit It there la the savings departs, where you get ft per east a pear.- ,Oiv yowr baak book n yoar wife, eaa go hack to your work." This advice wastry to aa investor Igaoraat of specula tive deals la grain aad who could not afford to loee. It la mtrly aa In cident; etUl, It enow tbat aea brok er took ape the moral as well a tbe tuslaeas aid of the speculative gam. EvJg Port. t.t nvS' THE COMMISSION ELECTION. The city administration has for mulated a lengthy defense of Its act ion In forcing on the people an Ille gal election on commissioners. It is published over the signature of City Attorney Crawford. A large part of It 1 taken up with abuse of the Reflector, which of course has no bearing oa the case, except to show how sensitive the administra tion- Is. regarding any publicity of political game. In te article It is stated tbat regarding tbe legal publication calling the original elec tion: ." 1 "The object of a notice is to Inform the voter. that there Is to be an election. This notice the voters got by the publica tion which was published three weeks as required by the' law, though the last publication was not made as soon as tbe law re quired." This Is clearly a mis-statement, as Mr. Crawford well knows. The law calls for three publications, tbe last of which "shall be not less tnan three weeks before election." The election was March 1st, three weeks nrior was Feb. 7. The first publi cation In the Democrat was Feb. 10, the second Feb. 17, the third was tn have been Feb. it. but it was for gotten until part of the edition was printed and then was. put in a lew nanera and this was called a publi cation.. Why should- the admlnlsrta- tlon and Mr. Crawford Stat that only "the last publication'", was de ficient If tbey wish to M15 tne irum to the voters,. , , , 'rL; tA- ' The Reflector has a business in terest la the city. Jt make so. dif ference what kind of an aaminlstra Uon is ruling the town ee loag as it is wall don. Evory leading law is th city, except Mr. Crawford, says tbat any act that the eoamav haaarr do-that is worth testing eaa h. knocked : oat in th court. .1 The taslnpasmM-et the dty who ar aaxioaa ta havr ih town atr ahead feel that tt 1 mighty ssaall business for the mayor aad. attorney ta fore a that. eft- -a coveramoat that Is likely to prove axpeaaiv aad Mader th tewfi progress palally wbea it would have beta e easy to hare tasted ta matter la tins aad tonad that It we right-. Tele we -re- rased and tbe electioa has beea pash d as If th life of the politicians wbo hav beea working day aad aleht for saootba ta gwt the consals- ioa Uiroasb oVlwndsd o It testead of a paltry tioi a yr for the may- '-If-J;- tJH,i- or and $250 for the commissioners. with of course the absolute power to run the town, levy any kind of taxes and favor any pets If the election can be made to 'stick. Mr. Crawford says it Is probable that the businessmen will commence some action to test the matter. We hope they will. This town paid one city attorney over $2000 trying law suits over bonds repudiated because of some trifling irregularity itf the proceedings. It Is not disposed to go through another experience of that kind. Litigation means big fees for lawyers and the people are the onea who hav to pay, whether they want , to or not . .'li lt seems strange that our city offi cials Instead of being what they take their oath to be and what they prom ise to be In their anti-election plat forms, builders of the town and ser vants of the municipality in the lar ger sense, so far forget their rela tions to the community as to stoop to misrepresenting plain matters of fact as Is shown above and drag the 'city into more trouble and litigation of which this town has had plenty already. With all Its natural advantages ' Abilene has made much leas progress than It ahould and It needs only little travel and experience to realise It. Nor will there be the progress there should be until leu politics and petty achemlng for personal advan tage mark, the town's management First of all, what I done should be done' legally and not hav matter tied np with a cloud over everything that take place, -i- .. r Aa a taxpayer aad a business In terest of th town th Reflector has a right to demand that tbe commis sion form of government bo rasUtu ted ae that User ahaU be Bo doubt about the legality of ovary action and la this we bave the rapport of every one who bas thd real good of the towb at heart"':1' i vi:i . - CAIRO CHAPTER, KO. 31. . . "Toe, may aay that u asaa who wroU that told -a wicked Jia," a!4 Roosevelt, referring, ta aa interview la a Cairo newspaper. . He I evP dently Instituting ev ledges la hie Jostiy celebrated Amalgamated Order of Aaaaiaa as he irelee the East, . Ex-Oovaraor Uoch baa closed a leetare trip of 15,000 mile fbroogb IS state, giving 107 lecture at about $11 art each above ninawe which as not as had. Co v. Hoch Is r aa of the beet attractions aa it 1 lecture platform and I a speaker who is alwtrs welcome. J- X