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Mr! I .") . 1 , i ril i i sT'' VI 1 I ' -A Ma" WI 'l (. a"J Ii. ,Ht ,.'" ' - i V.I vAtf i ' mm . ' " ' I .4 V fi 11 (J TJ VOL XXVIII Commission Officers Take Their Places City Attorney. 1 ; .a 8. Smith City Clerk. .C. C. Hutchison Ant. City Clerk C. Hutchison Polio Judge. 0. Porter Fire Marshal A.L. Hauierman City Treasurer. M. H. Malott . City Engineer. .... Guy Hall 1 Street Commifaioner, and City Marshal appointments .' were left ver to next meeting.- The first meeting of the new ad ministration under the commission form of government wa held Monday morning at 9 o'clock in the city halt. The crowded room of the old time council meeting and (the heated ar gument of the couneilmen are ho more. You will find the meetings of the new administration very quiet. Only two visitors attended the first meeting. ' t . Mayor Arthur Hurd presided and Commissioners J. KV Forney and W. A. Matteson completed the law-making holly. J. A. Graves : acted1 ;'ae olerk. - tender the ordinances ,the mayor is to have charge of , police, streets, sanitation and 'parak.i -It has been decided, that Commissioner Matteson shall' fcav charge of finance and rev enue and took after all - financial affairs: Commissioner Forney will have -charge of the waterworks, tele phone and other institutions. The, first . business the hew city fathers' transacted was the adoption of en ordinance providing the term of office and salaries of the city of l and salaries ol wo cuy oi-i tinder the. new form of city ficer. government -the city officer ar aot County .Attorney : After YM, w are after tbe bootleg- r Iw, wfj miv a i tew." said County Attorney Rugh today, "and vi are going to rid every one of Dickinapn county of h.m Twentr-flve young ' xeuows around Abilene were subpoenaed be fore me toda but not one of them knew where the liquor cornea from. ' My Idea" ta Interviewing them was to find out Who sells this whiskey. Many drunks have been reported to me and I am going to see that this ' boosing Is stopped." - ' Several bootleggers It la reported "got next" that an Inquisition was . to be held by th cobnty attorney and Jeft Abilene last night. ' ' Their Plan Clash. .. . ,Jn connection with the Inquisition this from Topes is interesting: Those politicians who enjoy watch ing a- tight are awaiting with inter est the return of Attorney General John 8. Dawson to Jopeka. Those who know Dawson best say there Is every qhance that ho will "do some thing" that will Uvea thing up in the state house . temporarily. The row between Dawson and -Governor Stubb which has been smouldering for weeks is expected to burst into flame. . e ' ' i , Whatever Is coming will be de to the action taken by governor Stubbs in sending out telegrams to the coun sending out teiegranis w m " tBDawa , attornra-4na. sneruis wi temng them to "ge, busy or set out," H. told them that ma- less they Immediately enforced the GREEK TOOK FIRST MOKET. BaUooa lUri Vktutf FWnsM Park Wae'Bfc. ' ' " t c - u i - -,- ' ,v,' ' : ' i a t. Oreea ot lUei' look the first prise 1109, In a" balloon race at FalrmooBt Park, Ksnaa City. Pear balloons started and two piisee war given. The second prise went to a Kassas City man. Green want i(hst and 'farthest and made the beat parachot leap. . aarUow City Woa. Tb JsaHioa City high school kawball tna ftI tbe C!r tonxt'f team Fridsf 11 to It. Jonrtion Cr'T t wo" It t f':,:(4 tVt aeisftB. hat allowed fees. They now receive sal aries. The tees go Into tne city treasury. ? Appointments us published aoove .... W. a. Enxle will con tinue as night watch for the present. The city attorney will receive 140 . - r A . l..nt a month; city ciera; o. - city clerk $30;' police Judge. T.60; fire marshal 160; city treasurer r- ult engineer, bll cenns an hour for actual services devoted to the city" Interest under the instruc tion of the public utilities commis sioner.,' .'. ' ' - Tha term of office for the city nrfiars annotated Is two year, How ever, by a majority vote an officer may be removed from office w ne is llnrnmnetent. " . '.' rh nltv Clark's duties win oe uo same except he1 will be clerk to tne water commissioner. The assistant clerk wiir collect all poll taxes, dog taxes and ljcenses.''.'-' . '' '.- I Four applications were receiveu for street cpnjmissloner! J. Snyder, J, 8. Illff, Emery Howland and J. P. Dnnii tin ammintment was maue. Tha citv does not have-enougn money In the general fund to pay k uiarv nf a cltv marshal. Henry Bngle will probably be kept as night marshal with the power oi city mar shal.. ... , .. Tha salary of the police Judge seems small but In the last two years the fee received by Judge Porter have only averaged 16.06 a month. .resolution was passed to noiu the regular weekly meetings on Mon- day morning at 9 o'clock. All ordinances that conflicted with u - . the eommlsslon form . of government were repealed. Bootleggers prohibitory law he would use the evidence he bad collected againat tnvlu ana put tnvuu w so far as their off loss are concerned. Tha coventor contend that It is his duty to oe that the laws ol tne itata are enforced and that no back ward step is taken. . The Dawson up- tninlt tha covernor haa sut- a" in an Dawson's territory and clatiri there was something political in tha aunrau' Dawson haa beea out nf tnn in-a the covernor seat out bis telegram but he I expected In some time this afternoon or tonigni. n.amnn "'outlined hi program for the enforcement of the prohibitory law when he was Inducted into onjee nit h mvernor's action doe somo- -ht disturb the schedule. Dawoon i.ri.rM that ha1 would compel tne tarat Afni-Jali to enforce the prohibi tory law by holding over their heads the ouster tow. He called the county ttnrnm toaether and told - them w Th ha HDt them out to their respeetlv counties ana tow them to get busy. That they have aot been busy Is the statement made by tne gover nor. He ha had plain cloth- men out at work la several of th worst sountle and several weeka ao aau secured evidence to th effect that the lid was loos. This evldeac wsa .. rnl orar to the attorney geaeral . . . c:i. w sent fro-J J the counties In which It wM and there it .topped- MORE FARMERS tTSB CHECK. OovsmsM Keporta Iter Ar B I aaaiaaiiMBa ' " ";rarme'r aire nslag the' banlss as places for, deposltlsg their faaos mors thaa ever hetor. This 1 a marked IndlcaUoa that th farnsers aiw becoming better business W. incideotallv It also Indicates that they hav mor monay to put Into the banks. Th Be of checks In business Is not alone a great coavenlence and a safeguard In the matter of re ceipt, but tends toward d!(3ity and ordrr. As this we retard as of prime lrcpo'Ucr. iartlruir!y smca !,i-mert " tu!na Is too etts OFFICIAL PAPER OF DICKlSOH CQXJMTY-tTWELVE PAGES ABILENE,- KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1911 jwiERnv a YOUNG MAN HAD Hit) ' ... 1 ARM AMPUTATED Yesterday while working with, a gasoline engine on William Gorbutt's farm eight miles northeast' of Abi lene, one of George Bnrbany s arms was caught In the machine and was badly mangled. 'The arm had to be amputated. ''" ' j' broke nvE ctf ma ribs.-.. Win. oUirar Badly lajerred by Fa- WllUnm OWver, who has tee liv ing on tb Tom White farm east of 8allna, had Hve of sis ribs brakes! Friday night wbn a large tree ne had cut tail an him. He wsa other- wis uninjured, the tnse striking him a glancing blow as he ran, while If, he had beea caught sttrectly under-: neath It. he ssora Ukaty would have! been crushed to death. I IT I V. . af A, h h 1 -Jul .1. A ! '-ths pef? Hive- BwrrsTm a-tmc p-fweft w J ft Cik-h fa. I ni28l PrqspSrlly Dall r . : Way - ' : Ton mast Met DiesterHy half way yon up. And economy aad diligence your part aMmlaate yanr needless expenses and hulid op a bank account and yoa will be la a position to take advantage of ep port salty when It' kaocke at yanr deer. ' ' ! " ' ' . ' ' ' This baak fteta yoa a most excellent caaae to save any aanoeat rasa aa dollar up will be accepted la starting aa account. latereet paid oa tint certificates. ' a 9 . '1 1 j j- . 1iu t Vi Jrj - Abilene, ItteJ Ftate M.irKaet. Roade RmU Kta Mortal ot Boeds y ftii! lB'"r:i..' suggestion HE WOUTiD DRINK ANOTHER MtN'8 WHIBKEt 1 ; . . Harry fowell. a drajrwan. waa n ' . mbrnlag lie and cost tor. stoaling ... ... . waisany on toe vnl011 rswuiio uepot ptatterm. January g. It cost Powell 122.10 to have . Vox tauled to U. homo and back to the depot. That ta the heart et the story. On the morning of Januar t. Powell waa loading freight at the VzHxm Pacific depot ! was talking to James Hart and John ..Allison'. Rowell claim that Bart lnsdsated ithai rilaa. Usat its. he aald to Powell: "Let's get away with that box." Hart Bay Powell paid htm 25c to tafc the Ian to his home oa the south side I'imd At em Powell had hint return It to the depot because tha sheriff is hot tm th tnall of the lost boose. . Detect haa worked era the cam since January aa4 were the caase of Ttowell's arrest. Bart and Jilllsoa vera diaassssed. , . T an was H aot aouadl to r - . - ii ,;lP -'-'1 , I !;-' ; t i 1 Kansas If yon desire safe iareatmeet in are" Is 'Had t call s4 abtaia Grain Inspection Is a Big Farce Has th Kansas grain shipper been cettlnr a fair deal through th state Inspection department and have tome of the Inspectors employed by .the rianart.ment heen Incompetent to han- dle the buslneasT ar two questions raised by the Hoffman JCievatoT comnanr at Enterprise. In a letter to D. R. Gordon, state grain Inspec tor. Soma time ago Mr. Qorden sent out a clrcula,, discussing the new lnsnectlon fee, law and what th department proposed to do, It was in rente to ihla circular mat th Hoffman Elevator .company ex plained that while it wanted state ln anactlon that It did not thluk the inspecthns that had been given were fair to the ahlpper. Th eompanj v fat It believe in luusua shippers had lost from one-half to on million dollar In tb last torse rears on account of pool Inspections. The letter .also indicate Incompet ency in the Inspector by specific in stances of sales of wheat at higher grades than th state department al lowed. The letter from the Hoff man Elevator company follow: Dear Mr. Gorden: Kour circular latter In regard to the Inspection charges an tb Inspection depait- ment at hand. While we want to have our gvaln inspected as cheaply a possible and don't want to hav more .expense than is neoessary to have our grain impeded w are perfloctly wilting to pay your department whatever cost it ! to vou to Inspect our grain cspeclallv It w get tho right Wide. ' There la a great question at pres ant aa to whether the shippers ot Kansas ar getting a fair deal in th wr ot tnsnecttoi, W b)wv mat w -r ,, - - VkM-tta inanApttna7 dataart- L Li V BUVM '-"-l - ment was primarily organised to t8 car of th shipper or, tne i,ltM; w ""P" 'r ' aai to th shippers or their agents te ii.., tha hnvnr rnum not resort aWlDned a less irad than really wa ahlppedv-but, wear, wrry to .tato k wt two or three Jt . . rt ,n'Pe?B look'n t'er t?hper" interests by giving them "th benefit of the doubt" It there waa a doubt, in every lBatano that baa com to my knowledge they hav graded th grain a low us possible , Now w dont want the Inspection department to wrade awy of our No. 4 wheat as 19o. 2 or 3, but it Is dis gusting to have grade that we know ar No. I and 1 go to Kansas or other markets where th Kinsas state Inspection department has an Inspector and bars the wheat graded a grade tower than It really Is. . We have told thousand of bushels of wheat thn -season that waa graded br one ot your Inspector a No. 4 and then aold to millers as No. S under th miller' own Inspection; and I submit that a miller really knowa the value of wheat better thaa th average grain Inspector. ' ' 'the doubt" If th ablpper get a eat Ot No. 1 wheat to Kansas City and It la graded No. 4 it I cold as No. grade on tb wheat w ship to Kan 4 an th purchaser takes to bis !- sea City. This has not been done .vator, unloads It, takea It and puts 'and has cost th company I tm in It Into his Ne. 3 bin and call fori this season no less than eight to relnapectlon and this transaction! tea thousand dollars. Jose tb ablpper, en say th present market, from t cents to 10 cent a . . . m r r . - . , A ousnei or tap 19 vitv y' araa JAUFH MnORKHEAD IS IN DEEP TROVBLE NOW. gpeat Last Winter ta Abfleae aad goloaioa Bhot Wife aad Baey, James Moorshead "who speat last winter aad fall her aad at Solomon. aaslna aa a single man. Is renorted la the 8t Louis paper a hating attempted wholesale murder last wsek. He killed hi bsby, shot sla wlf and then himself. The wife from whom o bad parted la recov ering aad Mooreaead. ha regained eonsdoasaea aad may llv. He at about 11 years old and a nephew ef ra. Pred Slmmea ot this city. Des pondency I gtvea a th cause of his deed. - TRACK TEAM GIVEN rtOlMSQ WELCOME- Cbapraaa. Ess . April 11. Tt IMslsaoa pcufr fc';h ;.ool t- NO. 31 car." Take the opposite, t. e., sup- nnaa that' we ahln a car of No wheat to Kansas City and your de partment Inspect It aa No. 3, It Is sold a No. J, th purchaser take It to his elevator, finds it to be a No. 14 and call for relnapectlon and on your Inspection you , properly grade it No. 4; then the purchaser , goes '16 bur commission L merchant and demands a reduction In ttrlce. , which Is allowed and nobody lose any money In the transaction. t II 1 were asked the question how muoh money th Kansas state Inspec tion department has cost the elevator men -of the state of Kansas In th last three year I would be forced T eitlttlate at from one-halt to one million:' dollar; hence, you will see that the 146.(64.83 which your inspection department has lost In the last four years I really insig nificant. . '' :' " ' ' ' During the Grain Dealer' conven tion at Kansas City I talked to a great many grain dealers and with the execution of but one, I find that they are very much dissatisfied with the Inspection department, all ot thaas. statins practically the same as 1 hav stated above. For your information will stats that this one .1... AIA ..M. With us was a terminal elevator man sit uated In Kansas. I don't believe the grain dealers of Kansas r unreasonable ana with all that I have talked to ay that the inspection department' has not bifen giving the country shipper a fair deal.. ::,,,;.,. :' . . We also note that you menllorf Jmrfnunl haa anthrit ; to I VUIUIV ! L1LJ11 wu B " 1 " !,- through Kansas City, Kan. enforce Inspection on grain mat I .reallT ,jnUDt f your department has I authority to inspect grain mat i lrt,p to KaMaa City, Mo., and ordr j u. vrln.m.rl .Ma eiv " '"'" " . rraln that I shin to St. Louis or jNew Tork City or Liverpool. 1 hav- not don this, but must take Issue with vou on your statement I don't. take Issue with you on your author ity but I do take Issue with you on th fairness of that proposition. As to tb next to th last para mnh In tnn tottar In whlrh VOIf. take shot at Secretary Smiley I be lieve It waa entirely uncalled for. V concerning the Kansas state 1 rupee- tlon department and hav found nlffl to be very fair in all ot bis state ments concerning th department. I hav not received any written In formation or suggestions from Mr. Smiley concerning th department; and aa atated before I believe your statement written as It was la en tirely uncalled for. Again a to th charge ' for In spection will state I am perfectly . willing to pay you 0 cents a car or would be willing to make It a and auk It two dollar a car, pro- vidlng yon will glr th proper Tours for adequate Inspection fees and better Inspection. The hoffmaa m . ... I".- . jlw,wi w. team was met at th depot at Chap man'' SaUrday night by an enthus iastic crowd of rooters who congrat ulated them, on .their success at th Manhattan track, meet that day. Dick inson county woa three firsts aad enough .tsoend aad' thirds to put Itaea II pouU la tbe lead over their aearest opponent aad war awarded 1 the aeaaaat of fared as a result of high arere la th most. No high school records wr broken aa tbe track waa rough and work was slow. KaJgfct Attended Service. About It members of Abilene frmsMndery,; 1L T, la full uniform attended service at the Lutheran church at 3 p. m. Easter Sunday. Eminent Commander J. W. Haw aad Dr. T. M. Oler, past Ksi;ort Coasaiaader, headd tb parade Mrt a as ImsraaaiTa. Rev. W. H, Bflirofk 'prasrhed a fho!a-!y eermoa apjro- Hala tfi "V. s O ' '.