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LOBBY INQUIRY
meld Agent" of Manufacturere
' Association SnbiMX-DAod. ', .
XSKCLOSURE8 IN CONFESSION
Cungreea to Investigate Truth of
Statement Charging Grossest
; Lobbying of tbe Manufacturers.
Washington June JO. Further
aensatlons .in the senate's lobby in
vestigation were foreshadowed, to
day when it became known that a
subpoena bad been served upon Mar
tin M. Mulball of Baltimore, re
ported to have been for many years
the active "field agent" and lobby
1st of the National Association of
Manufacturers. The subpoena was
ordered by Chairman Overman of
the lobby committee after represen
tations bad been made to blm that
Mr. Mulhall was willing and able
to give the committee Important
facts regarding attempts to influ
ence legislation, to elect or defeat
candidates for congress and to con
trol the makeup of committee in
congress. A sergeant-at-arms of
the senate served the subpoena up
on Mr. Mulhall late last night in
Washington.
The nature and extent of disclos
ures expected were outlined In an
rMniA nnhifshnd today under the
worn signature of Mr. Mulhall in
the New York World and Chicago
Tribune. , The statement purports to
be Mulhall' personal history as the
-repreresentatlve from 1903 to 1912
of the National Association of Man
ufacturers and bristles with the
names of congressmen whom he al
leges were "subservant" or who
-were punished for their opposition
to legislation favored by the asso
ciation. The allegations that he had help
ed to defeat congressmen who op
posed the interests of the manufac
turers that this organization bad
spent thousands of dollars' to elect
congressmen expected to be sympa
thetic to their Influences; that he
&ad aided in getting favorable mem
bers on committees that handled la-
tor legislation; , and that his asso
ciates had used great efforts to ef
fect the . establishment of a federal
tariff commission in 1908 as a
means of delaying tariff revision,
re contained in the long article
voder Mr. Mulhall's name.
The writer said he had spent more
than 1200,000 in lobbying; that he
2bd conducted state and congression
al campaigns; helped to break up
labor 'unions and had personal
knowledge of the extent to which
influence exerted by bis associates
-Jnad swayed legislators and legisla
tion. . '-, '.:'.'.
"The lobby Investigation has gone
far beyond its original, scope,", said
Chairman Overman, "and I do not
see any course for us to pursue but
to ask more power from the senate
-and to go into every phase of the. re
markable situation that has been
developed. Many others will be
subpoenaed." -
C O. D. PARCEL POST
IN TOMORROW.
'Washington June 30,. The- aol-lect-on-delivery
feature will be add
ed to the parcel post department of
the postal service tomorrow. Under
the new . regulations a parcel bear
ing the required amount of parcel
yost stamps may be sent anywhere
la the country, and the amount due
frotri the purchaser collected and
-remitted br the nostofflce depart
ment. The parcel must bear the
amount due from the addressee, and
the collection ' will be made if the
-amount Is not In excess of $100.
Tie fee, 10 cents. Is to be affixed
ftw tk haii rl a 4n iipab1 nnaf ittmni
ad j will Insure the parcel for no
more than $ 50. -
The collection feature was not
Trovlded when the parcel post sys
tem was put in operation, because
it was desired to simplify the work
f postmasters as much as possible
la the first days of the service.
' Suffrage for Illinois,
Springfield, 111., June 27. Gov
ernor Dune today signed the bill
ifvlng women the right to vote in
.Illinois for candidates for all staut-
it 9:53 a. m., and was made the
occasion of a demonstration by lead
ers of the women's cause. Moving
j lotures were taken of the women
i - i of the governor as he attached
I's eJgaatare with a pea which was
-rtprward cut into three parts and
-r"-l to V.s three women who
: ! ' .'.ched.tbe progress of the till
. r.s i::;rcu:;!cn.
NIGHT STOP AT JUNCTION C1TV.
Indianapolis Motorist Accept Geary
Club's Invitation. , , r
Junction City, June 27.The In
diana Automobile manufacturers,
who will .leave Indianapolis July 1,
on their tour to the Pacific coast,
have accepted the Invitation of the
Geary County Automobile club,, to
oefid the nizbt of July 7 to June-
tlon City. President H. H. Ziegler
received a message lt- evening to
that effect.
'The Geary County Automobile club
will bold a meeting In the Commer
cial club rooms this evening, for
the purpose of , arranging for the
entertainment of the tourists "on
that evening. Numerous suggestions
have been made. They include a band
concert by the Sixth field artillery
band, and other features. It is
probable that committee from the
club will be appointed this evening
to make the necessary , arrange
ments. '
The good roads day will also be
discussed In ' full at Che meeting.
July 2 has been designated as the
day on which the entire Golden Belt
road shall be worked, and each coun
ty is making arrangements. The
Geary county club will work the
road from the east end of the reser
vation to the Dickinson county line,
according to the present plans.
KOREANS DRIVEN OUT.
Asiatic All Look Alike to Men of
' Hemet
Riverside, Cal., June 27. Antl
Jananesa sentiment at Hemeft, a
small town near here, was manifest
ed today when a party of citizens
met an apricot picking crew of Kor
eans from this city and ordered
them to leave ft once. The citizens
acted under the impression that the
men were Japanese. The baggage
of the Koreans was thrown aboard
the train after them. There is not
a Japanese in Hemet.
The Asiatics were engaged by
ranchers near Hemet. After they
had been driven out, the employing
ranchers told the Hemet men that
the Asiatics were not Japanese but
Koreans. The exclusionlsts replied
that that made no difference. Hemet
wants neither race within Its bor
ders.
CALDWELL MERCHANTS
TO FIGHT SANE FOURTH.
Caldwell, June 27. Caldwell has
advertised a big Fourth of July
celebration. Among the features
was to be a grand display of fire
works at night. Supposed freedom
of the city was, to have been given
to Young America In the, matter of
explosives by day or .night. Last
night, however, the mayor and com
missioners passed an ordinance put
ting a fine of from $10 to $100 on
anyone who sold or gave away fire
works of any kind and made a pen
alty of from $1 to $25 for anyone
using them. .
,,Tbe mercbantsj have big stocks of
fireworks, crackers and bombs and
say fthey will dispose of them de:
spite the ordinance.-' They say the
ordinance is class legislation and can
be beaten In court.
GIRARD MINISTERS PUT
CRIMP IN SUNDAY BALL.
Pittsburg, June 27. To get their
townsmen to study the Bible, the
ministers of Girard, eight miles
north -of here, have begun a study
of baseball and have prevailed on
the business men to close their
stores Wednesday afternoons so that
the whole town can attend ball
games. Yesterday arternoon it was
Impossible to buy anything but med
icine or soda pop there.. After a
campaign waged by ministers against
Sunday baseball, Girard passed - on
ordinance prohibiting nearly all
Sunday amusements, but the fans
bad the county commissioners leg
islate the ball park out of the city
limits. Then the ministers com
promised and circulated petitions to
close stares one afternoon each week
to go to ball games. Tbe ball team
hat agreed not, to play on Sunday
and to . attend , church. .,.
SAW SEA, SERPANT WITH
HEAD BIG AS A BARREL.
Sayville, L. I., June 30. Caut.
Ernest Kaler reports sighting a sea
serpent off Rockaway shoals when
bringing the yacht Ragart Into Great
South bay. On board "were A. At-
kin of Brooklyn, owner, and "five
friends.
The yacht is forty-five feet long
and Capt. Kaler eays tbe serpent
reached her length. Its head was
as large as a barrel and Its body
rolled out of the water in sections,
he declared. It was close enough
to the boat to see i's ers. accord
ing to Kaler'at story, anl t's story
is ts'.IeveJ la bis' home vPf-i fcere.
Charles A. Bookwalter
Spokesman of the Lincoln ocean-
to-ocean highway for the support of
which the Indlana-to-Paclflc tour of
Indiana automobile manufacturers
to the coast was organized, Is Chas.
A. Bookwalter, ex-mayor of Indian
apolis. On the tour Bookwalter 5s
acting as right hand man to, Carl
G. Fisher, representative plenipo
tentiary of the Lincoln . enterprlfe,
relieving and assisting him when
ever the occasion arises. As an ora
tor he bas few equals. Besides that
he Is a fine gentleman of the old
school, withal a mixer, and a man
of great depth, and learning. He
has made highway legislation and
road building the object of profound
study, so that he is probably as well
qualified to talk upon the subject
as any man. It is thought that In
arousing good roads enthusiasm
throughout the country which the
tour will traverse he will set a rec
ord that will long be remembeied.
At least his fine, genial personality
will not soon be forgotten.
The motorists, consisting of 35
or 40 cars, will be in Abilene the
morning of July 8 and it is expected
a reception , will be given for them.
PREDICT END OF
LONG HOT SPELL
Cool Wave Forecasted for Plains
States.
TO LASf FOR SEVERAL' CATS
RESERVE FOR SETTLEMENT.
Government Opens 45,000 Acres in
Kansas.
Weather Department Predicts Mod.
eimte-Temperature and Local
Showers To Move
' Eastward. '.'
Washington, June SO. An end
is in sight to the hot wave that has
held sway over the central states
for several days. In its bulletin
this week the weather bureau pre
dicted that the extreme heat would
be broken In the plains states to
day or Tuesday and that a cool wave
then would move slowly eastward.
The forecast says: (.;
"The distribution of atmospheric
pressure . over the North American
continent: and the adjacent oceans is
such as to indicate a break in the
hot wave of the plains states Mon
day and Tuesday and the Mississippi
valley and the upper lake regions
Tuesday or Wednesday, followed by
moderate temperatures in these dis
tricts during several days.
"East of the Mississippi river
warm weather will prevail during
the first of the coming week, fol
lowed by moderate temperature af
ter Wednesday or Thursday. Over
the Rocky Mountain region and' on
the Pacific slope temperatures will
average below normal.
"TheVainfall during the week will
be generally light and local. A dis
turbance that now covers the plains
states will advance slowly eastward,
attended by local thunder showers,
and cross tbe great central valleys
about Tuesday and the eastern states
Thursday.
HODGES DEFENDS PAROLING.
Despite Criticiwn, Will Continue to
Liberate Prisoners.
Topeka, June 26. Governor
Hodges is defending his duty toward
paroling the prisoners from the Lan-
elng penitentiary by declaring that it
Is the only way a convict, under the
Kansas law, can get out of a prison.
The governor has been criticized
severely recently for liberating so
many of the state prisoners. He
belH-es that the figure recently
secured from Lansing, to the effect
that the indeterminate sentence in
Kansas has Increased the average
prison term one year and eight
months, proves that the parole pow
er of the governor is not being
sed Injudiciously. He expects to
cnt.lnue liberating Kansas prison-
trs cn rrt "
Syracuse. June 27. The United
States government has ordered
thro'vn open f&r settlement that por
tion of the Kansas forest reserve
situated In Hamilton . county and
contained in township 24 south and
ranges 41, 42 and 43 west. It. be
gins on the range line just south
of Syracuse and extends west to the
Colorado ljne, the boundary line en
closing about 42.000 acres, but all
the odd numbered sections are deed
ed, as they were originally "railroad
land"; there are also sections 16
and 86 which are sshool land, and
some other pieces of the land which
have been , deeded, leaving between
14,000 and 15,000 acres for set
tlement at the opening. .
The order of the government
makes this land subject to settle
ment after 9 o'clock a. m. of Aug
ust 4, 1913, and to entry on and
after September 3. 1913, and Is subr
Ject to entry under the three year
homestead law, all settlements to
be made after the time set as above.
APPROVE DISSOLUTION PLAN.
Attorney General Approves U. P.'s
Plan Up to Court.
Washington. June 30. The plan
for dissolving the Union Pacific
Southern Pacific merger, which At
torney General McReynolds, with
the approval of President Wilson,
bas agreed upon with officials of
the railroad, will be presented to
the federal court at St. Paul, Minn.,
today.'
The attorney general gave out the
plan for publication in tbe news
papers this morning, but latter with
drew it with the request that it be
withheld from publlction until af
ter it actually had been presented in
court, r
It became known several days ago
that the new plan for dissolving the
merger contemplated the Union Pa
cific giving up Its entire holdings
in the Southern Pacific, $38,000,
000 worth of the shares to be ex
changed for the Pennsylvania rail
road holdings In the Baltimore ft
Ohio railroad, and the remainder to
be disposed of to tbe public through
a trust company. Details of the
plan, however, were withheld to
agreement between the government
officials and the railroads.
co;ce FIGHT
ON BELL COitlPilNY
Wichita Files Complaint Before the
' Utilities Commission.
OTHERS WILL FOLLOW ' SOON
General Plan for Forcing Reduction
in Rate -Cities Coniplaia- ',
Monopoly, Created Un- - .
- lawfully." v-:
Topeka, June 27. A general fight
against the Missouri' ft Kansas, tele
phone company and alleged Increases
in rates was started before tbe Kan
sas public utility board today. The
first complaint was filed by Wichita,
and it is asserted that every city
where the Bell has purchased the
Independent company and now. has
a monopoly of tbe business, will file
intervening petitions, in. a general
plan to force ' a reduction of the
rates and the establishment of a
general uniform basis for 'all the
cities of the state.
The. Wichita independent ' plant
was one of the first purchased by
the Bell interests. The independent
business rate bad been $2.50
month while the Bell rate had been
$3 when the two lines were In op
eration. Now the Bell rate for the
same class of telephone Is $4
month. In Topeka the party line
residence rates is sixty cents higher
than In Wichita, with "about the
same number of telephones in serv
ice; ' ' -: ;
The complaint of the cities Is that
the absorption of - the independent
lines has created a monopoly which
has brought about an unlawful in
crease in rates for the service and
little improvement in the service
given.
The Holy
Spirit
Sy RV.JAmJ M CrtAY. D.D.
SENATOR MAHIN BUYS
63 QUARTERS OF LAND
Smith Center, June 27. Senator
I. M. Mahln and brother Frank of
this city are acquiring title to every
piece of land they can get in Sher
man county at present prices. Last
week their representative paid , a
visit 'to that county and purchased
63 -quarters,' most of it -being a few
miles north of Goodland.' Deals for
many other quarters are pending.
The land cost the purchasers on an
average of $10 an acre, and at that
fie-ure they consider it' a choice In
vestment. ;
Land values in ; that ' county are
rising, owing to thle present fine
prospects for a big crop of all kinds,
Rains have been abundant and
timely all this season.
REFORMERS IGNORE ECONOMY.
Ex-Preeident Discusses Government
: ,;' and Business. r-";
Cincinnati, . O., June 27. Taking
as his sublect. "The Relation of
Popular Government to Business,"
former President William Howard
Taft, professor at Yale university.
today delivered the principal ad
dress at the dedication of the new
home of the Chamber of Commerce
of this city.
"The reformers apparently Ignore
the necessity for ecenomy and . effi
ciency in the administration of pub
lic, affairs," said the former presi
dent. "These supposed reformers are
so radical that the fear of many is
that the extreme will be reached
which will destroy tbe permanence
of popular government and also in
dividual liberties,." -
SOLOMON CRAP SHOOTERS
ALL PAY THEIR FINES.
' Salina, July 2. Tbe majority of
the 17 crap shooters arrested near
Solomon Sunday were tried In the
courts of Justice Wagstaff and Con
rad yesterday and today. Tbe usual
fine afliJ. costs for each effen'r-r
amounted to er.l r-rssci.:: ;!y
MANHATTAN RULES
FOR SANE FOURTH.
: Manhattan, June 27. There will
be no noise In Manhattan on the
Fourth of. July no fire works or
crackers or anything that explodes
and makes noise can even be sold
here after today. This afternoon
the city commissioners met and
passed an ordinance which provides
that none of them can be used In
Manhattan and with it is an emer
gency clause putting the ordinance
In effect at once and making It un
lawful for any dealer to sell Fourth
of July supplies.
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
12 BILLION STAMPS.
Washington, June 27. Postmas
ter General Burleson" today ordered,
through the secretary of the treas
ury, 12,071,480,000 postage stamps,
the number estimated to be needed
for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
1 The order calls for 11,980,500,000
ordinary stamps of various denomin
ations. 20,000,000 Bpecial delivery
stamps, 70,980,000 "postage due"
itan'ps, 41,400,000 stamp books and
1 . -3 1 .f 0 0 c-r '"3 cf $ts"n?s to t-e us--!
TKXT "Have He roell th Holy'
Ghost since r bUvfdT" AcU XIX. 1
Paul met per-,
tain disciples In
Epbesus whom at
first be supposed
to. be Christian
disciples, but In.
whose testimony
there was that
which led to the
. . i.T T A
. inquiry, ni j
received the Holy
Ghost since ye
believed T" It la
evident, therefore,
from these words
and from the se-
- quel that It Is one
thing to be a dis
ciple, and another
thing to "receive the Holy Ghost
This brings up the whole question a
to the relation of the Holy Spirit to
the disciple, or the believer , la
Christ
1. The personality of tbe Holy
Spirit We should keep In mind that
the Holy Spirit Is a divine person.
Personality consists In self-consciousness
and free will, and that the Holy
Spirit possesses personality in thia
sense is evident from three things:
(a) He has the attributes pf person-.
ality; (b) He does the works of a per
sonality; (c) 1 He has the, names of
a personality. . Speaking of his at
tributes, there is one which, , more
than any other, helps to a realization
of his personality. His attribute of
love, which is referred to only in
Romans 15:30. Do you know that the
Holy Spirit loves you, as a believer la
Christ, with a love In some sense dis
tinct from that either of the Father
or the Son 7 How marvelously near
that brings him to our hearts! The
Father's love manifested Itself In the
giving of his Son; the Son's love In
the offering of himself upon the cross,
and the Holy Spirit's love In taking up
his abode in us. ,
2. The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
This brings us to the second thought
vis., tbe indwelling of the Holy Spirit
That Indwelling was promised in John
14:16-17. He had dwelt "with" the dis
ciples therefore, but he was to dwell
"in them" by and by. He had been
ajpowr acting pn them,rpni wilh-v,
but but thereafter he was .to influ
ence them from within. The prom
ise was ' renewed again In Act
1:4-5, where the indwelling waa
spoken of as the, "baptism" . of the
Holy Spirit The realisation came on
the day of Pentecost, when the dis
ciples were Indwelt baptised and In
filled with the Holy Spirit at one and
the same time.
This transaction, however, as far
as the first two terms are concern
ed, waa not limited to the church as
sembled on that day, but applies to
the whole church since. Such would
seem to be suggested . by L Corin
thians, 12:12-14, where 20 years. after
Pentecost we are taught that as be
lievers "we- were all baptized by one
Spirit Into one body." What 'body'
is means if not the body, or Christ, the
church t And what "baptism" If not
that "one baptism" on the day of Pen
tecost? -; , ' . ; ' f !. ,
3. The filing of the Holy . Spirit
But while the first two terms of that
transaction' on the day of Pentecost,
the Indwelling and the baptism (which
are one) were for the whole church
potentially, and for all time, yet the
same does not apply to the third, the
filling of , the Holy Spirit There la
but one indwelling, but many fillings.
We gather this from Act 6:31, where
the same persona who were "filled"
on the day of Pentecost were re
filled on a subsequent occasion. And
Again, in Acts 6, when men are to
be chosen to the offl.ee of deacpo. it
mL-rfbe" By nnose yno are -"full, cf
the Holy Spirit" as If some were thua
spiritually equipped while others were
not It Is something corresponding
to this, therefore, which Paul has .in
mind In onr text when he aaidr "Have,.
ye received the Holy Ghost since y
believed r .The reception of the Holy
Ghost on their part resulted In an en-
duement of power, but in other place
of the Acta, notably the fourth chap-
ter. lt is seen to have resulted not
only, In the spirit of power,- but or
unity and love. It is this that we min- .
later, evangelists and Christian' work
ers need and that the whole church,
needs in order to accomplish her mis
sion toe Jesoa Christ on earth.
How may the fillings of the Holy "
Spirit be received by the believer on
tbe Lord Jesus Christ T t Prayer, obe
dience and faith seem to be the only
conditions. If they may be called con- .
dltlon. Speaking of faith, there Is a
sense in which the gift of the Holy
Spirit L eu, the filling of the Holy
nite an act on our part as that
by which we laid hold of , salvation
through Jesus Christ; but this faith
the Holy Ghost to them that obey
him," Pter says (Acts V.), and thi
agrees perfectly with the teaching cf
the Old Testament In Proverb? I.: '
"Turn ye at toy reproof, beholi, I vrV.l
pour out my f-'t u-ito ou. N-;r 1 v
tl's e'e -"-''-3 : " y o" I v
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