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The Reflector Publishing Co. Bntersd u seeond elan mall matter M th poatofflc at AnlUn. Kiwm. umaAL famjh ov lamnmv i OOCNTT. Goaraoteed Largest OrenUtioB of My Paper Published la IHcUumb County. BCB80WPT10N IIATE8. If sail In advance or within th year: Oa. xr ;; tux month! " ffnree montha It sot paid In advanc or during Uia year: Ob year ..11.01 THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1910- . WHO TOM WAGSTAFF IS. Thomas E. Wagstaff, who li cam paigning Upstate as Republi can candidate for governor, ll s on fit "Cncle Dick" Wagstaff, who up to the time ot bis death a few years go, was known to every traveling nan In Kansas and to a great many ether people. Mr. Wagstaff, Sr., wae Knight of the Grip for thlrty-foui mi and for twenty-nine years st Ihat time he traveled In Kaniil for . -i-.i. hmiM. He was tb head of U,o V. C. T. in Kansas- for a time and member of the supreme lodg of the order. For a year, before he organ the practice of law, young Tom alio waa a traveling man. nm Waastaff waa born 3 iJ -3. 1874. Hla boyhood waa spent at Lawrence, where be received hla wu--.in ,nini through the city echoola, the high achool and the University of Kansas, graduating from the law Bepartment. In 1898 Tom moved to cnffewlll. and in 1900 waa elected . .tinnier there. In 1902 he waa appointed by Governor Stanley aa Judge of the county court at Coffey vUle. in 1904 he waa elected county -.nm of Montgomery county and made a great reputation for enforce ment of the prohibitory law, winning v. ni.i.dlta of Attorney General Jackson for hla good work in that line. . ' Upon hla election aa county at torney he moved to Independence, the county seat, and has lived there ever .lnce. aa the district court, o the county are located there and it It ennvenlent for the practice ot bit profession. He is me ." member ot the law firm of Wag.taff 'ft Chandler. While living at Coffeyvllle Mr. Wagstaff waa married to Mis. Jane llorna Wilson, ypungest daughter of Capt. H. B. Wilson, the first white settler ot Independence. He Is the father of two children, a daughter five yeara old, and a aon, six montha old. Tom WagBtaff baa always been a Republican. He Is appealing to Re publicans for the nomination for gov ernor on the platform of "A Revision f Taxes Downward." He polnta out waya that the expenses of the atate may be reduced without any losa of efficiency In the transaction of state business. His candidacy Is winning new recruits every Way and his sup porters are confident that he will be nominated at tha primary election In August He Is the sort of sterling, rigorous, brainy young man that would make a good governor, If nom inated and elected and It la because of this fact that tha young Republ cans of th state, tired ot the faction alism that baa rent the party, re get ting behind hla candidacy and urg ing hit nomination. . UNFAIR CRITICISM. Considerable criticism la being made by unmannerly common Repub licans because nearly all the leading reformers In office are now using the time for which they are paid by the atate In campaigning for other and remunerative offlcea. The candidates for congress against the Republican congressmen are nearly all on the state payroll. Tha governor or me state has hardly been In bis office for weeks on account of hla candidacy for senator. The appointive officers are all legging for themselves or for Stubbs, or for both. This ia sugges ted by the critics aa hardly In line with the declaration of the rerorm movenlent. We do not believe this criticism fair. Governor Stuuos is maims Just aa good a governor while be Is away and Dave Leahy la doing the governing as he doea whence ia In the state house himself, true, me state paya the governor $5,000 per year and house rent, to aeciire bis valuable aervlces, but what is inai when considered in comparison with the necessity of political advance ment of Governor Stubbal Ecbo an awers or ought to answer, "nit." And then the appointive officers, Joe doi CONDITIONS IN OTTAWA COUNT -, . , ... ........ , Tbla interesting summary of poli tical conditions in Ottawa county In dicates how that section looks at things: ;', ". .-' In Ottawa county, as elsetrhire In the state, the drift of political tene ment among Republicans, aeems to be away from Governor Stubbu anil tha element In politics which be rep resents. And tbla too, notwithstand ing the fact- that Ottawa couuly i the home of Judge R. R. Reea, the Insurgent candidate for the Republi can congressional nomination In the Fifth district, of J. C. Gafford. Gov ernor Stubbs' atate accountant, and of John T .White, late grain limpec tor and now the Stubbs selection for a place on the state board of railway commissioners. Gafford and White have been the bead of the local machine that ma nlpulatea Ottawa county politics in the interest of "the square deal." Ot tawa county Republicans do not ob ject to Gafford and White taking care of themselves, as they have, but they are getting a bit tired of "aquare deal" reform that up to date ha brought them little bit higher taxes and the distinction of hating two j 'gnu til? uiovmvivM v a ly, John Mercer, Joe Longshore, nl0Uawa county men, Gafford and all the other Joea, Milt Amrlne, , constantly In office. Gaf- the many Jobs, and the lesser ', Mi a (Ute o((lMi that of in the constellation oi n, "itate acc0Untant, ever atnee It was tbem leave their work In the bands creua golng on B yeari g0. white of denutles while they are pawing . .nhoueh he up tne oust anu "!" u " ggfygfl three terms In the leglalature, political trans oi me "'serving at the same time as a mem- word has gone out that Stubbs must ...... .rain commission win or the Heavens fa", and of the ,egI,lature Ue want the.Heavena to rain unh Ju,t reBlgnea BB BtBte grain in- these men who have conaesceuueu wi th gtubbf Blat9 draw salarlea ought not be expected cand,date tot nI0tt commission- to wora. iney are iu acters and when they get out in tne short grass and the people see tnem, the consciousness of the possession of such beauty and brains la enough for the patriotic citizenship of tne commonwealth. er. For uaiiorra ana wmw. county la abount convinced that the "aquare deal" has been a food thing. Two years ago the candidacy of .Tuda-e Roes for congress, booked up with "home pride" kept the Republl- i -i. nntmtt -whA were on- Therefore we hold that the critic., 8tubbi maklng any. are dead wrong . Hhlng like an organised fight against tbe name of reform the polltlclane ,,. .lotion. They who love the nam. of the .fluar. ( ,entlment wa4 proBaWy deal, irtney are " "- ,. f stubba anyway as Ot- out-machined the machine. But these true men, this noble band or nope, are not a. the Republicans and sin ners and should not be measured by the same rules. Hutchinson News. tawa county never had been a Le- land county. So they allowed things to sort of go by default and Stubbs tha countv by a big vote, it will be different this year. The dissatisfaction among Repub licans who two years ago supported Stubbs aa against Leland with the conduct of the atate administration and the attitude of Stubba and his close friends toward President Taft and the national administration, which Is so general over the state la Just aa marked In Ottawa county and It la plainly to be seen now that Wag .taff will get anywhere from fifteen to twenty-five per cent more votes at the August primary than Cyru. Le land did two yeara ago. So far tne TARIFF TALK ON SHOES. The lowering of the tariff on Imported ahoe. from 25 to 50 per cent ha. enabled the Kllett Kendall Shoe company, to enter the English market and make big purchases there. T. C. Ellett pre.ident, and B. F. Ellett, sec retary, of the company, will re . turn from England tomorrow. The Ellett-Kendall Company be gan buying Engllah shoee aix months ago. Kanaa. City Star. That the people of thla country nyM agalnBt stuDba id Ottawa coun might be able to purchase their shoot tr Is quiet. Having had no antt at lower prices than prevailed while stubbs organization In tbe paat, Re- the Dlngley tariff law waa In fo-ce, pubiican supporters of Wagstaff are the much abused Payne-Aldrlch law , handicapped some but they are going made the following reductions In the at it to form an organization for hides, leather and ahoe schedules of Wagstaff and It can be depended upon the Dlngley law: Jthat they, will materially reduce the toidM which were subject to a duty Stubb. vote. If the same ratio of of fifteen ner cent under the Dlngley, change can be maintained every law, now come In fre of duty. The where In the state Wagstaff will win duty on tanned or dreaaed calk ekins, by a large majority. kangaroo, aheep, kid and got skins ( Fear of Democratic Interference In was reduced from twenty per cent to the Republican primary, is the one five per cent; on tanned, but un- thing that causes Wagstaff s support finished morocco from ten per cent to eri in Ottawa county to fear that they five per cent; on dressed and finished mar not mak as good a shewing aa upper leather from twenty per cent to, they now anticipate. These Repub to seven and one. halt per cent; on llcani lnow th, tactics of the Stubbs sole leather from twenty per cent to J machtne which Messrs. Gafford and five per cent an4 on ahoea from white operate In Ottawa" county. No twenty five to Hen per cent. 'less than alx responsible Mfnneapolli Tha "ultimata consumer," Instead business men Informed the writer of purchasing shoes at lower prlcea that two yeara ago Gafford used his than nrevatled before this revision automobile In hauling Democratic downward of the duties . on hides, voters to the primary to call for Re- te,ror tne the reat of LONGWORTH ON THE TARIFF. One of the best summaries of tbe new tariff law waa that of Hepreaen tattlve Longworth, aon in law of ex-' President Roosevelt. It U not likely that be expresses an opinion differ ent from that ef Roosevelt himself. He said! " . "Stripped of all nonessential ver biage, the question stand, out clear and clean cut. A vote against this legislation meant a vote for no legis lation. The man who voted W on the adoption' of the conference re port voted against a -reduction of 35 per cent on lumber. He voted against a reduction ot 60 per cent on iron ore; against a reduction of BO per cent on steel rails; against a re duction of 8. per cent on coal; against a reduction of 30 per cent on dressed .meata; against a reduct ion In the duties on sugar and salt; against a reduction of the duties on many vegetables; against free hides; against free oil; against free art; against free trade with the Philip pines; against a maximum and mini mum tariff, as advocated by Thomas Jefferson a hundred year, ago; against a tariff board; against a cor poration tax; and last; but not least, against " increasing by more tnan 850,000,000 a year the revenue oi tbe government over what could have possibly been produced bad the Dud ley law been allowed to stand. The Republican platform, up in whlcU wr !l stood, promised a re vision ( f the tariff to be based ui on two nrlncloles: First, that suffi cient revenue should he raised for tbe need, of the government; and, second, that duties should be placed on artlclenufflclent to equalise the difference between their coat of pro duction here and abroad, with area aonable profit to the producer. In the firat of these we have undoubted- been moat successful. As the President baa repeatedly pointed out, the Payne law,, has already proT a to be an enormous revenue yru-j ducer, larger by many mlllione than the Dlngley law ever was; larger by many millions than the Dlngley law could possibly have been If tne on ponenta of the Payne law had triumphed. U we have made mistakes in our second pledge, if we have made some duties higher than was necessary to equalize the difference between tne cost of production here and abroad, and if. on the contrary, we have made some dutlea not sufficiently high enough to equalize this differ ence, It la to be regretted. But we never guaranteed that the law wouia be perfect. It was difficult. If not ' Bert Walker: It we were a Demo tret, we would have very little use br the Republican wbl wouetaot for the RepuD.icau wno . ,eatnCT and ih0M, i, pylnI from ten publican ballot, and vote our vote at the primary, and try to . . nomination of Stubbs and tl 11 . n.mihllran hu .... . get ua to can lor a nepuoncu -. thM he d,d 0M th (UU fce b&i mde ,t , fur lot Just to help him out. It w. dlln t v? - ther atated that he once drove v- bellev. in the principles of the Re-. r . ' f mt Iower. era, meB , the country and brought publican party w. wouldn't try to As taW I by th, BUrjbM i ,.i ,v ,nr nnminat one lor mil ma oi ! .... . . . ... ii..ir..ri.ii Rhoa comoany to, eaiieo tor ana voiea nepuoiicui ? within tbe past six months, purchase sts at tha primary. party. THREE CENT HOGS, 910 COWS. If tbe fuse of the Insurgents and " the Democrats carries out its pur pose and It Is successful la this con-; gresslonal campaign. It will not be very long after the next congress con- -yeses until the farmers will be com pelled to reap some of the fruit of tree trade tor there la no question r out what they want Is the tepeal of the Pares law. What wlU this do o tor the farmert It will give him Se :. ogga.. 8 butter. 8e hog l tows, lit horses, 8S mules sad SO wheat. What would-lt do for the laboring meat It would give him a tOe wage, hovel tor a borne and rags for his ' wife and children to wear. It woald gala tlose the hank te him sad tbe Try same sorrows and conditions ef II years ago wou'.d fce repeated. - Trump would Invade th Uirl and SI reran of prtneat prosperity would ts V 'i of tt moraSBg en 4 (,,:,,. -.a, d. ffee la K'awatha h.if million dollars worth ot goods - "Still," said Dr. Coulter, 'if they In England, but how Ia the "ultl- doa't vots any mors Democrats at mats eoasnmer", for whom th Star our primary than they did two yeara la manifesting o much sympathy ago w will eat Stubba vote In thla benefitted." county by at least a hundred. I know i. Ik. farmer being n.ld any more of enough changes personally to show for hla hides than! he received wheal that reuK." th Dlngley law wae la force? Are Asd to sentiment seems to b t the employees of tbe tanneries aad erywhere In- the Solomog valley. At shoe factoriea of the country mater- Minneapolis particularly,' the eritt tally "enriched because ef the half etsnt will not 114 that It la only office million dollar expended la Eaglaad' holders bad the politicians who are by tbe Ellett-Kendall Shoe company opposed te Stubba. ThC Writer talk for goods which would hare been ed te fifteen or eighteen antl-SUbb maaatacturel by tbem but for sue Republicans wlthle two hours at Mia- Burchaeea abroad? Ia abort doea any-, eapolls. There waa not an eftlee body except tbe English snaaufac- bolder or it randtdats' for offlee In Urera, their employee aad the Bl-1 tbe lot, with ole exception.' That lett-Rendall Shoe company reap any a exception waa a otter and he benefit from these onrchaeea. th ae-. was th Mat as talfea to- count ef which tb Star sxultliigly there wtr such mea as Dr. Cor(r, parades seder conspicuous headlines R. M. Stanford, a graia nn; T. a th result of lowering the tariff en t Hurley, a merchant: Sum Arnw, insnorted ahee. tcnorlnt the lowe ring hardware xeerrhaet: Xr. Clark; J of the duties In h'" - V. 'i V if'tr, a IwbW ' ' m w w r . .. - THE ONLY BAKING POWDER SJADtFaOM ROYAL CRAPE OMAN Or TARTAR - I 1 -1 consymlng. We will not say one thing to the worklngman and an other to the farmer, one thing to the salaried man and another thing to the manufacturer. We will say t .it aiika that the stand for a reasonable protection of every Amer ican Industry that needs protection. "We will show them that a part of the Increase in the revenues under the Payne law are derived front In creases in the duties on articles of 1 xury, and In no case by Increases of the duties on articles of necessity. That another part ia due to the Im position of a new form of taxation which will be p-ld entirely by men who can amply afford to pay It, and in no caae by men who can not afford of dally necessity upon which the duty has been increased, the duties on 15 similar articles have been re duced, and that this Increase, wher ever made, was made In order to equalize the difference In the cost of production of that article here and abroad. We will show tnem tnai for the first time In modern history, under the Payne law more than half Jot all the article, imported Into this country come In absolutely free of duty; that upon more than $5, 000,000,000 worth ot articles yearly consumed In this country the duties have been reduced, and utfon less hn t97s.ooo.ooo worth they have Impossible' to ascertain the cort of been Increased.-We will .how them ..., . j oll,. t nt vorvlthat unon no single arucie o - article produced by or Imported Into this country. And while we had much fuller Information than any preceding congress ever had, In the very iisu re of things this informa tion could not In every case be. exact. "The Payne law provides for a ti west for a low tariff paper said In , private conversation:; "Of course nt paper 1. for low tariff and In somes parts of tie country and for some rich people who don't have to work it would be a good thing but it the Kansas farmers want a low tariff when they are getting such big prices for their crops sold to high-priced labor they are bigger fools than I take them to be." - This was a direct- way to put it but the farmer is doing some think ing and he knows It Is the correct view. ' "'" , " ' "" - FREE TRADE ROMANCERS. In a circular sent out to their cus tomers bra firm of Wall street stock brokers occurs this amusing .state ment! "No tariff commission or In vestigating committee 1 needed to cross tue iiuiuw wearing apparel 25 per cent to. 160 ner cent less." . If food is so much cheaper in pan ada than here, why Isn't it Imported and sold at a greater profit than home .producers can get? There la nothing like a 40 per cent American tariff against Canadian food pro ducts. This Is almpiy a caae of th free-trade liar exercising himself to net into condition for another at- . tack on the protective tariff system. If wearing apparel is 160 per oent t less in Canada than here, as wej&re told by , this Wall Street circular, no protective tariff can keep the Amer ican markets from being flooded , with Canadian clothing. According of this board have been so greatly extended, r,s to cover the Investigation ot I hew tiutbtions; and If Congv. ahull tn the future rote for snffl-; dent app' opr.'stlons, I have no do t-t that when It mayjbecome necewvr to tevlse the tariff again It wlli have, through this board, the fullest and most complete Information npon which to base a tariff readjustment. And when hat time shall come I have no doubt, that, provided only the Congress ' shall bs Republican, the law will be as much better than the Payne law aa th. Payne law la better than the Dlngley law. But that law will not be perfect, and the Republican party then will be called upon to combat the floods of mis representation that ws are combating now. " , : " t In tb future, as In the past. It will be misrepresentation of tbe facta that the Republican party has to fear and not the tacts themselves.. In this campaign-It Is misrepresentation of the facta that we have to fear and not the facta themselves. , We shall have to go before the people and explain the facts with regard to this tariff tew. and w will do It without distortion or demagogy.. W will sot claim that this tariff is solely la the interests ot th consumer; end oa the other hsnd, ws will not Ulaiat that It Is made solely for th benefit of the producer; but we will claim" that tt is In tb Interest of both tha producer and the consumer altktvvv "W stand apoh the) proposition that the Interests ot the producer and th consumer are sot antagonis tic; that It ft as much for the Interest of all the consumers ef the country that All the producers should be rea- :tsenab!y prosperous as It Ia to tn interest of all the producers that sn th consumers should he reasonably prosperoee.. For. In th long run. It the'Astericas producer can not af ford to par wages to those associat ed with htai l prodHctioa at least a blg-b they now ere higher, thtTs Cod, thsa la any other eonntrr in tb world lb great m$tm of cob I '! t 'I I - t - that upon no single lng apparel-used by the poor man, uoon no single article of food on the poor rn.tr table, have the du tie. wn, been increased but, on U. . con r.ry, , to the figure, of many or - '"' TH, 20 ,ult of dothes in Canada for duced. We will show them that the, a tucked In Payne law is immense Improvemerr nothing Dlngley law, and that "- , w Cana. "l .. . h.A 1Krt ner Republican v. It we . II &vZMim. do tms, we snail u..m.u, - . - .- .ometlmM iff board, and largely through the over the Dlngley law, and that it ef'ort. of President Taft the po-r. a compliance wth the . Repuoiican piauuriu. j .hi. .h.n fall divided, and cent ch vu' . vrMt trade romancers sometime our opponents, the DemocrsUo party, Free trade e M.Keratlon will enjoy the fruit, ot victory. If Jaw into humorous exaggeration, we do It, we shall stand united, and tbe fruits ot victory will be ours, THE TARIFF AND THE FABMEB. Commenting on a Reflector edi torial regarding tbe price western fanners get for products sold to pro fitably employed eastern laborers the Clay Center Times says: "This wheat man and his - brother the hog man knows that . the dollars and dimes are recelv ' ed almost entirely Independent ' of the tariff? The law of supply and demand Is supplanting, the , dinkey tariff The Kansas innu with tbe wheat and the hog to tell is Inclined to tak a'littie credit unto himself and not tllnk for a minutvthat the tariff sche dule and Mr. Calderhead am aa ' titled to very much credit The , Reflector would reflect on the". Fifth diatrict oter In order io seake point for Mr. Calder- ' head and the outrageous tariff schedule Which Mr. Calderhead helped to adopt." ' - -The supply and demand Is exactly the cause of all price of all pro ducts. Th western farmer la fur nlahlns the upply and who Is giving tb demand? In tb nineties be had tb supply but with nobody to buy he Mnid not aet price. Tb eastern laborer were out ot work and could tt uy western pitoducta. Clay county Ib 1814 raised nearly halt a million bushels of wheat, 4J8.180 ka- bet. and received tor It 181,1 . little ever 4 cents a bushel. I It raised ajearly double the acreage and a somewhat larger yield and had l,44l,0 fc-ua! which t ti 4l oc or a dollar bushel. Th fact that under a low tariff labor was nniplore4 '. a 8-1 mllU aad factories were Wis In the one instance and that adr a nes tariff wag are sUh and ton fii-i1"." acro;in' for th "demctiJ t. ef thlnrs. New Tork Pros. Sallna Sun: "Wagstaff gang scored by Leahy," la the Capital's headline. "In open letter, etc. "Each Miti-stubbs Leader has an axe to grind," is further commented. The private secretary to the , governor nrohably thought he wa talking to Democrat's, for as a Democrat he has no inherent right to lecture Republi cans He Is probably doing his duty doing what he was hired for.- Did. Governor Stubbs make Leany nis private secretary to - make mm. solid" wltl the Democrats i - anti-Stubb -Leader nas an. i grind; Which li on lerel with the statement of two months ago that .t.rid natters were sending momj Into the tateto ftx" Pat"' ?l th Fifth district." f ' ' fX - ; v -Not until the-eonntry -Sets a Democratic President and a ueroo- oratlc Congress will a tarirt law m enacted that will pleas the Kan- , City Star.' How many Republic of KansaVar willing to Submit to leuch a change In order to please the muHl-mlllonafre editor of that sourl aewspeper? - The O. A. R. at HutchtnsoB sc:.t Senator Curtis a telegram express ing him coBHdeBO and high reraid for his integrity and ability truly to represent the state of Kansas. That is the ssnUment not only of the vet erans bet of Kansas a a whole. Th mewMire ef Ue late Tom Piatt are being published In : -Clare's Magazine, aad tb c -rent' tnftallmest is quite ii eatiug. : A good many 'ever realised that Mr. I tu the moat important flKJ- this country until tfcfy I ' reading hi memoir. r Cait'!t. ' JIovr they did ft a c! r orr nf h u '