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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE. KANSAS, SEPT. IB, 110.
ISSUED BI The Reflector Publishing Co. ' Entered m ssooad (lui ouUl matter a the postolfloe at ami, uw. OFFICIAL PAPER OF DIOKDlSOJ' OOTJNTY. nmruitMd Larcest Circulation of ay Pmper rubllihed In Dickinson COUDtf. 8UBSCHIPTION RATES. it .m in advance or within tbt ysar: Oae year lx month : ffbra month If not paid la advene or during tn yean Oao year .11.00 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBKR 15, 1910 Bvnimi.irAK TICKET. W "olii'raWrV.'.V.V ' ' ' ii JSiS-a Talnrw'.'.'.".'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.. Tull.r it Horner General " opt. pauie ""W A V..... SI... Molar C. A-.II- "" tonOllir;'l Joki IV wan., Gtoraa Plwnb, K. ' TJ Rrn.. ceaSTeaanaa, - - j;-- Twa.nrer....... Sd.;vw:.:.-:r. . w. .."r"1:? :::::::::::- a. A.Z.loi . ' ...F. J. Man.hr "oV Vrl.. A. V. J.lt, O. H. r,ado., F, iu. ManMlL CommJaalour ' r 7 Now the Bchool boy swaps Indi gestible green apples for undigested school books. A new Iraft'hunt is on In New York, where theer shoufs be day and Bight gangs of probers. . In vlewof the prevailing unrest, the time has gome by when any con servative statesman can safely neg lect the cattle shows. If you w7ntto6ee how you look after that green corn, observe Tac-Dy carefully after she has had hr whis kers In the milk. AmenicanTourlsU spent 250,000 000 abroad the past (summer, much of It advertising In the competition for social success. The Conservationists at the St. Paul Congress must have been perplexed by tha number of would be fathers of this lusty infant. ,-, With bo many swFftly moving auto; mobiles the K'tflets will have to go on the railroad tracks for; com parativcly safe place to play. : If T. R. so much as mentions the chapter and verse where any of the Ten Commandments may be found. Wall street gets the blue shivers. If Dr. Cook, who has been seen In the Chill mountains, wants an Incon spicuous place, let him try an un toahlonable rtreet In a city suburb. Five out of twelve members have toted Mr. Balllnger out, but he will hardly have to sleep under a hay stack tonight unless the whole com mittee acts. 1 T. R. favors the "New natlomal 4sm," but the politicians will settle the question according to whether they have more friend at Washing ton or the state capital. The stock market has bad the stuf Cnt: knocked out of it, but tho-ie who know the difference beween a poker i ehlp and a bank deposit have not suffered much. More swimming records have been broken this past summer than since O'Orady awam out and Prof. McOlnty eonducted bis famous explorations of the bottom of the sea. The Joy which pater famtlias feels n welcoming bis family home from . the summer resort Is modified by the reflection that there are some rules In the cook book yet untried. Up toabout October 1, the Repub licans usually scrap. After that they calmy overlook family disagreements, rather than see a bankrupt party ap pointed receiver for Unci Sam. From the number of Congressional speeches now beng sent through the malls, most of them known only to the Congreslwnal Record type set ters, we Infer a prosperous sesson for the Junk man. The success of the aviators In drop ping oranges on targets at the Har vard meet last week. Is a suggestion that la future It may be needful to spend more money for smart dlplo r all its and Ires for war ships. I i 1 . Railroad employes are tolling the Commerce Commission that rates should go up, that advanced wsges .hocld be paid. If th new rale re asRtinticd, !U they ask another - en tnuont of bettor earalr-gs? WARRING ON IXHEIUTANICE TAX Working towards the repeal oi vim inheritance tax law of Kansas, Mrs. Emma Banker, widow of Judge Pobt. A. Sankey, who estate Is one of the largest yet probated In Sedgwick couoy. Is making a state wide cn vass for signatures to petitions being sent to every town In the state. Judge Kankev's estate amounts to $187,856. Mrs. Sankey will use all her ef forts to have the law repealed berore the tax becomes due. Her husband died In the spring of this year. The Inheritance tax payment fall due one year from the date of death. The petition which has been drawn by Judge Helm of Wichita, at the re quest of Mrs. Sankey, will be sent to Influential members of the state leg islature, In order that they may re peel the Inheritance tax law. It Is as follows: "To the Legislature of the State of Kansas: "The undersigned petitioners, citi zen of the state of Kansas, respect fully ntltlon your honorable body to para an act at the next general session of tho legislature repealing chapter 248 of the session laws of Kansas for the year 1909, said act ti aniMad: 'An act to provide for the assessment and taxation of lega- oi and successions, and to prescribe the manner and method by which to collect the taxes for which such pro vi.inh la herein made,' for the reason that the tax provided for In said act la unlust and oppressive to wiaowB and orphans of this state. "Your Detitloners believe tnat eaio t i. entirely out of harmony wnn the principles and provisions contam- orf in our state constitution mienaeu nmtort tha Interests of the home and family, and that such law ought not to have any place upon the stat utes of our state." tin Rankev's reasons and argu ments are best stated In the follow ing extract from the letter which she Is sending to be banks where she Is sending the petitions to be signed. n.w York has a similar law wun an exemption of one million dollars, while In Kansas our exemption Is but five thousand dollars, which taxes all estates, working a hardship on the wlri-nwa and children. This tax be comes a Hen on the property and re- malms such until paid, with the nresent exemption every family owning a farm or other prop erty sooner or later becomes a suo- Ject to .this tax. "Judge Wilson oi tne oniric a.rfwl,.k county, called my atten tion to case at Abilene, Kan. The hnahana and wife were taken sick about the same time. Thirty days la ter the huBband died, tne esinie uc nininii taxable, leaving the children to pay a double tax, which was as sessed In lesii than three momns time. "There are three hundred of those notitinna In circulation In Kansas. When they are returned It Is ho.iwl sufficient pressure may be brought to bear upon our next legislature to re peal the present law, or at least tha eremntlon to one hundrod thousand dollars which would not Include the smaller estate, nor wora a hardship on the widows and or phans In Kansas. Te'cnal!y, I believe thai the di rect heirs of the deceased should be exempt from this tax as It is In Iowa." IT WORKS ROTH WAYS. ; WSth entire appreciation 6t1t timeliness and truth, we quote the following extract from an editorial of The New York World: 'It Is well to remember that wrong-doing occupies newspaper at tention largely because It Is excep tional If we were all thieves and swindlers and debauches we should have no Interest In each other. Honor and decency are still th rule, and newspapers which recognise the fact and on occasion prove It perform as hlsh a nuWic service as when they expose th corrupt and th false." This is well raid. It states some- thlna which Is too often forgotten. It realises that notoriety Is one of th punishments of dishonesty. A country Is said to be happy when It has no history. Something of th sam sort might be said of a man. who has th good fortune to keep his nam out of th papers. But th rul works both way. The World Is a tips of paper which sees great deal of wrong that dns not exist, thst exaggerates nappea lngs and Implies motives that do not l!t. .There 1 scmethlng to be said tor the paper that treata wrong doing aanely and strives to build p confidence In mankind rather than destroy It. Taft and' Roosevelt could ot be expected to continue Indefinitely without differences. A high geared automobile and i mas4T track wag on are each admirable in their own way, but they donf always bitch at trT!!t) coojptnloBa. u'FmTF.RN FARM VALUES. It Is reported that practically -all the, aarlcultural schedules of the cen. aim have been reeclved at the bureau In Washington. They have not been fully tabulated, but the process .aid to be so far advanced that rAneral statement of the saHent fea tures about the principal crops, areas cultivated and values of lana can h. made, savs the New York -Journal of Commerce. Among other things it Is stated that returns (.'how an enor mous growth of land values, pracu canr In every section thus far stud led and that In some BecIons "the returned land values win muicm an almost phenomf al Increase. n states the figures are said "show an Increase of two and one half times or nearly that" since the rPTinun. This Is not "most ,.i,.n"' where new lands have been taken up and brought under culti vation but "In the middle, wesi. , Thia if verified, must be consldr ered an Interesting and significant fact, and it provokes the inquiry what has caused wuch an advance ..rixiiitiiral land values. It may that It Is due to Increasingly mmhle croos. but what are they due to? The cause, where the ad vance has been greatest, Is not ln miantlty of land under culti vation, and according to all accounts It Is not Improved cultivation Bna vieM due to mtire Intelligent .iriiifullv directed industry H . minitf hlah orlces ootaineo ror products, and these are Que uj in creased demand in propomuu .u supply. ' ' in other words It Is the growth of population and the development of i.,.trioi aifit commercial communi ties, the multiplication of markets and better means of access to ineu., Increased deman l aiaU vwM-a for farm product out of proportun to the Increase In supply, that ha,J o .tr enhanced the value of lands in the middle west. The same forces increase the value of land m me Industrial and commercial communi ties themselves. If the census ascer and reoorted the value of all lands Independent of buildings and Improvements provided by capital - ..I... .hmiM have a measure of the vast heritage of wealth produced by the people as a whole ratner inau by Individual effort. goodIorabTlene, too. Lawrence Gasette: There Is one reform that efoould be worked In tjisrance: and not only In Lawrence, but in every other town and city'aw well. . It Is the custom w have oi permitting horrible looking, mis- selves about the streets to the horror of all. and allow them either to beg nr to aall worthless things. It Is the humanity that Is In us that per mlti these unfortunates to exhibit themselves to the public, and while we shudder at their appearance, we fool that they should be given the best opportunity possible to secure the best the world affords, it is mistaken charity. The world owes the unfortunates all a living, but the world also owes projection to. It self. If we could cure them, If we could help them, even, by permit ting them to exhibit themselves It wtuld be different. All they can do at the best Is to make enough to lr en their souls within their poor, miserable bodies, and w should have too much charity to permit them to wear themselves out In the struggles for this. It Is the duty of society to protect Itself against these unfortunates Just as It Is the duty of the state to care for them. It Is burden that we ettould D more than willing fo bear, not onty for he unfortunates them selves, but for the aelflBh reason oi protecting socieu them abroad. It Is alike unjust to them, and to us, and In every state and communis llbeal provisions should be made for their supp-rt. THE WAVES OF NEWS. Tha Exchanae Editor of the Ga sette goes through many newspapers in the course of a week, his trusty shears In hand. These papers come from all Darts of the country, ana represent all shades of political and religious conviction. If man baa time to read them all he would know more than an encyclopedia In year, for American newspapers are a araat educational institution. It Is surprising how -much first-class stuff Is printed on their local and editorial Pe. There I one curious thing that the Exchange Editor has noticed a hundred times, and that Is that the news comes In wsve. For instance, a paper In 8cheneclady, N. T., prints a wife-beating story with an appro priate heading la Urge type. Some Tired Father of that towa go home and Is annoyed by his wife's house keeping arrangements, and rebuke br with a chair, or break a large platter over her head. Th exchar edttor Uiea picks sp a paper treaa towa ia PstsiMulvsola afid flni! eiactiy s'ai'iar I'ory teBwniBg J. '.to V we have a wholesale and manufacturing house behind us, that, gives you such a splendid opportunity to buy ypur clothes at those prices. We give the greatest values for your money that you can buy anywhere. . "Value Our Cry" v In our Hats we have color, style and shape to suit all classes and ages of men. The great Walk Over Shoe will also be found at this store. Dealers in Up-to-Date Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Furnishings for Men JOUM Tired Father of that place. And a atory of the same sort will loom up in nearly every paper that comes to the office, for perhaps two or three weeks. - ' . ,A csooked cashier story ame from Abilene the other day, follow ins hard udou the story of a similar atorv from Ohio. The exchange edl- !tor is fully expecting to encounter a deluge of such news during tne next few weeks. It is as sure to come as 'night Is sure to follow day. Th whv and wherefore can't be ex plained, but the fact is inevitable. Emporia Gasette. THE VILLAGE DEACON. The Inscription they put on a man's tombstone isn't going to help much' Over Yonder. Jl Jl 'Deacon," said a man the other day, "why don't you take a vacation! You have earned It and we are en titled to" the rest" . J J" There Is Just ono trouble with the avpraze aood housekeeper: sne can't get the Idea out of her head that if ahe had a few rolls of paper, a big brush and the right kind of I School Shoes ! Dress Shoes, Working Shoes, Shoes of Every Style and Quality at Right Prices. The largest assortment of Shoes in Central Kansas. We make no fake claims but do under sell on good honest Shoes. '20 faCed Saved ta Even? Cstest of Third and X 1 WCUIJ jiau .... I w nncirivelv undersell any catalog or fake auction store. A failure to do so on our part and we will give you a new pair of Shoes FREE. SHEARER'S-'-SHOE-' STORE Or. I'i ar.4 I a ! Abilene' OPPOSITE This is the store that will" give you the low est possible price on anything you buy. We will sell yov a Suit for 7.50 worth 12.50, one for 10.00 worth 15 00, one for 12 50 worth 17.50, one for 15.00 woath 20.00, one for 17.50 worth 22.50 nnHsnon iin. We can do this for this reason: Largest from in the EDDY, JR., Itlgr. paste she could make the dining room look better than any painter on earth. I still in.(st that a bald head fringed with gray is not as big; a handicap at being fat when it comes to playing the game of hearts . .. .. It makes ao difference what church a man belongs to, he can't help lying about his automobile. - ' - 7 I was figuring the other day the .mn.int rf labor I had performed since I started out to reform the world about a dozen years ago. 1 was surprised to find out that It amounted to over four hundred col nt advice alone. That means about eight hundred feet of slmon pure receipt for being wvea. " any it that long string of advice hSB ever been heeded I have failed to find i. u it has ever made me any money somebody else got tt and spent it long ago If It has maae me tri-nria they have failed to come around and tell me about it and pm .ia in mv breast. But line a.. philosophers, I have tolled away in the heat oT summer ana w mi of winter. Like the felow who works r..'Ba.W $ J Mil Store BREWER'S For Extra Pants don't fail to see us as we can save you money. stock of Pants to pick city. nn lila nAmatiial mitfnn InvAnttan T hope Borne day to grab Success by the tall and have downhill pull. I know that I have never taken any of my own advice unto mybelf. I have waited in vain to see how it would work on the other fellow. But I am not discouraged. . I shall keep on irlvlnfl, fiilvlr. anil wnphlnor nut thA great problems ot (reform. , When the walls of Jerlco fall I shall Jump up on the ruins and claim it was the blast of MY trumpet that did the business. J J ,' It is funny, how men who have been a dismal failure in everything else they ever tackled will imagine they are a howling success In politics. - J -'. Then agin,., the fellow who has made a failure, of everything he nan tackled all the days of his life Isn't going to be the person who will Jump In and save the country at the elev enth hour. the energy that la wasted In the average game of high five in two hours by hammering the table when playing the Jack catcher would drive enough nails to build a good sized barn. - Jl M My friend, you apear to have for gotten that there Is an old TUle of live and let live. Yon seem to think that you should have all the business In the community. You Judge all men by the amount ot business they give you. It a man falls to throw yon "all his game you Imagine he Is "against" you. Yon forget that there are other fellows In buslnesii In the community. When yon do l th Miimk of business TO a ought to be thankful tor small favor. Smllf, and be alad over the little things and the big things will soon come your way. All the business and prosperity. In this community waa not made for yon alone The Lord had several other fellows in mind when he made the good things. Tnn will find your path a whole lot smoother In the long run it yon will occasionally kick a atone out of the pathway of your competitor instead of trying to stop him. Yon can sever reach the top by pulling other fellows down. The fellow yon boost today may booss yon tomorrow, and at a time when you are beginning to slip. Yoa want to IIt yooself. hot at hta same time don't growl and he!lTrhe because the other felow la doing the same thing. t Bert Walker. J . I