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HAYS, ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 18, 1908.
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Primary Election August 4,
Two weeks from next Tuesday, on
.August 4, the primary election for
national, state and township officers
will be held in every city in the state
of Kansas. It will be the initial trial
of the new primary election law and
county clerks are anticipating much
It appears that even Secretary cf
State Denton is a little "balled up" on
the primary ballot. The primary elec
tion law provides that incase any points
not coverered in it shall governed by
the Australian Ballot Law. Now, ac
cording to the sample primary ballot
received by county clerk W. T. Cox,
containing therein instructions from
Sec. of State Denton that no county
clerk shall fill in the words "No Nomi
nation" for offices for which no nomi
nation papers have been filed. This is
directly contrary to the Australian
Ballot law and Mr.. Denton does not
stick to his own advice when he puts
the words "No Nomination" on the
same sample ballot. Mr. Cox points
out another discrepancy which appears
on the sample ballot: on the republican
ticket are the names of ten presiden
tial electors and ONE blank line.
This gives the republican voter but
one option out of the ten electors,
whereas if the voter is to have the full
benefit of his franchise, there should
be ten lines, one for each elector. In
case the primary ballots are the same
as Mr. Benton's sample, the voter will
have to vote for his party's electors or
get an independent ballot and write in
When the voter goes to the polls on
August 4th, he will be asked on which
ticket he wishes to vote. He may
chose either republican, democratic,
socialist, prohibition or independent.
The ballot he will be given will
be a long strip of white paper about
six inches wide by twenty inches long.
On this will be two columns of names
in the first the national and state of
ficers and the second the county and
township officers. There is no circle
at the top of the ticket and the voter
will be compelled "to make a cross in
each square, or about forty-two votes
in alL About, ten minutes .will bej:e
quired by the average voter who marks
his ballot carefully.
But little call will be made in this
county for the socialialist or prohibition
ballots. At the last election three
socialist votes were cast and no prohi
bition; the independent voters are also
in very email numbers.
Should the voter call for a republican
ballot he will find printed thereon the
names of the republican nominees who
have filed their nomination papers as
prescribed by the new primary law.
But should said voter not desire to
vote for any of these nominees or
should no one have been nominated for
certain offices he shall have tne privi
lege of writing in, in blank lines pro
vided for that purpose, any name he
wishes to and making cross mark after
Following are the names of those
who filed their nomination papers:
Governor W. R. Stubbs, C. Leland,
Jr., republicans. J. D. Botkin, W. H.
Ryan, Russell J. Harrison, democrats.
Lieutenant Governor W. J. Fitzer-
The Man Behind the Plow.
There's been a lot to say about the man behind the gun,
And folks have praised him highly for the noble work he done;
He won a lot of honor for the land where men are free
It was him that sent the Spaniards kitin back across the sea.
But he's had his day of glory, had his little spree, and now
There's another to be mentioned he's the man behind the plow.
A battleship's a wonder and an army's mighty grand,
And warrin's a profession only heroes understand;
There's something sort o'thrillin' in a flag that's wavin' high,
And it makes you want to holler when the boys go marchin' by;
But when the shoutin's over and the fightin's done, somehow
We find we're still dependin' on the man behind the plow.
They sing about the glories of the man behind the gun,
And the books are full of stories of the wonders he'has done;
The world has been made over by the fearless ones who fight;
Lands that used to be in darkness they have opened to the light;
When God's children snarl the soldier has to settle up the row,
And folks haven't time for thinkin' of the man behind the plow.
In all the pomp and splendor of an army on parade,
And through all the awful darkness fhat the smoke of battles made;
In the halls where jewels glitter and where shoutin' men debate,
' In the palaces where rulers deal out honors to the great,
There's not a single person who'd be doin' business now
Or have medals if it wasn't for the man behind the plow.
We're a-buildin' mighty cities and we're gamin' lofty heights;
We're a-winnin' lots of glory and we're settin' things to rights;
We're a-showin' all creation how the world's affairs should run;
Future nien'll gaze in wonder at the things that we have done,
And they'll overlook the feller, just the same as we do now,
Who's the whole concern's foundation that's the man behind the
plow; . S. E. Kiser.
ald, republican. Harry McMillan, dem
ocrat. Secretary of State Chas. E. Denton,
republican. . Willis H. Kemper, demo
crat. Auditor James M. Nelson, republi
can. Lewis B. Eppinger, democrat.
Treasurer Mark Tully, republican.
Conway Marshall, democrat.
Attorney General Fred S. Jackson,
Al F. Williams, republicans. James M.
Meek, Geo. W. Freeks, democrats.
State Supt. of Public Inst. E. T.
Fairchild, republican. Mrs. Ella G.
Supt. Insurance Charles W. Barnes,
republican. Milton F. Belisle, demo-;
State Printer-T. A. McNeal, W. C.
Austin, Albert T. Reid. republicans.
E. F. Hudson, J. S. Cobb, democrats.
Railroad Commissioners George W.
Kanaval, Frank J. Ryan, C. A. Ryker,
republicans. A. W. McVey, Taylor
Riddle, Frank C. Fields, J. E. Howard.
O. O. Ayres, democrats.
U. S. Senator J. L. Bristow, C. I.
Long, republican. Hugh P. Farrelley,
Congressman Sixth District W. B,
Ham, W. A. Reeder, republicans. John
R. Connelly, W. S. Flemming, demo
crat. State Senator Thirty-ninth district
A. B. Jones, Wm. Wells, republicans.
Fred Robertson, democrat.
Representative Wm. Grabbe, Miles
H. Mulroy, democrats.
For county clerk W. T. Cox, demo
crat. For county treasurer B. M. Dreiling,
For register of deeds William Hol
lenbeck, John Troth, republicans. J.
V. Eckroat, Anton Klaus, Paul Pfan
nestiel, Nick Reidel, Alex Schueler,
For county attorney Ed w. C. Flood,
A. D. Gilkeson, C. M. Holmquist, J.
P. Shutts, democrats.
For probate judge David Bobst, re
publican, J. B. Gross, democrat.
For sheriff Geo. H. Bown, republi
can. Joe Dome, Anton Jacobs, demo
crats. For coroner Dr. J. U.-Catudal, demo
crat. For Co. Supt. Joseph Jacobs, An
thony Kuhn, democrats.
For county surveyor B. Markey
For clerk of district court Walter
M. Stanton, democrat.
For county commissioner 2nd district
M. E. Dixon, republican. Jacob
For county commissioner 3rd district
Joseph Goetz, Joseph Rupp, Nick
Big Creek Township.
Justice of Peace F E. McLain, re
publican. B. C. Arnold, H. Reemsny
For trustee W. H. Levick, demo
crat. For Clerk Wm. Richmond, demo
crat. For treasurer Jos. Bahl, democrat.
For constables Mike Quint, republi
can. C. C. Rupp, S. F. Joy, democrats.
For precinct committeeman C. W.
Miller, republican. JohnBrumitt, democrat.
Justices -E. A. Flood, R. A. Walk
Clerk W. F. Boyles, republican.
Constable A. S. Hughes, republican.
Treasurer S. J. Holman, republican.
Precinct committeeman F. J. Bret
tie, G. W. Murden, republican.
Pleasant Hill Township.
Trustee Jos. Engle, Jr., democrat,
ClerkJohn Lathigan, democrat.
Precinct committeeman James Ross,
Trustee Joe Binder, democrat.
Treasurer F. A. Pfannestiel, demo
crat. Saline Township.
JusticeF. E. Potter, republican.
ConstableJ. P. Neilson, republican.
Trustee C. M. Hadley, republican.
S. L. Bowlby, democrat.
TreasurerF. B. Shirley, republican
Precinct committeemanR. G. Craig,
republican. Herbert Cuff, democrat.
Trustee Martin Windholtz, democrat
Hamilton Township '
Trustee--C. W. Thayer, democrat.
Precinct commissioner-. Alois E. Kar
The Brundage & Fisher Carnival Co.
have been showing, in Hays this week
on the vacant lots in front of the court
house. The amusements are all that
could be expected for the price and
most of those who attended were satis
fied with what they saw. The company
carries a large troupe of actors, help
ers, and show people. They are an un
usually courteous troupe and the shows
are clean, moral and attractive. The
electric palace, crazy house and the
Merry Widow shows were all very good
and are drawing good crowds every
night. A collection of preserved sea
fish is one of the finest things on the
grounds and a visit to this tent is truly
a lesson in natural history. The large
African, snake attracted considerable
attention and was worth the price of
admission. The Ferris wheel and the
merry-go-round both received libers 1
patronage, especially at the hands of
the younger folk.
Taken all in all the show is all that
s claimed for it and it 'serves very
well to relieve the dull summer days.
Deadly Effects of Excesses.
Nothing is known of the value of ab
stinence in this age. Fasting and
prayer as a combination .have not been
handed down to us by our forefathers.
Dissipations of every kind stare us in
the face at every turn. The victim of
excesses knows nothing of life from its
most magnificent viewpoint. He is
usually jaded, worked out; and there
are very few moments in his existence
that he really feels that exhilaration,
that buoyancy, that comes with superb
Intemperance is a terrible sin. Al
cohol has ruined millions of lives and
has shortened the lives of millions more.
But it is not by any means the only
eviL Over-eating is a sin that exists
in practically every home. It is not
here and there it is everywhere. How
many years of your life are you spend
ing for the privilege of stuffing your
stomach? Some give twenty to twenty
five years, others from forty to sixty
years. Have you figured out, dear
reader, how many years of your life
you are - expending in this manner?
There are excesses everywhere in life,
but there is no evil or no combination
of evils that has such a terrible effect
upon bodily vigor, upon nervous ener
gies, as a continuous habit of eating
beyond the need3 of the body. You
simply wear out the human machine
years and years before there is really
any need of its showing the slightest
sign of weakness.
Learn to eat what you need. Learn
to scientifically feed the human ma
chine. Don't dissipate in work. Take
care of your body. It is the only one
you have and you are liable to need it
next year and the year after, and in
fact, for years to come. Don't wear
out the vital organs by compelling them
to handle from two to four times as
much food as is needed to fully nourish
Any attention that is given to these
very important subjects will be repaid
over and over again, hundreds, yes,
thousands of times, not only in in
creased physical health, but your earn
ing power financially will be vastly in
creased. You will be a better man, a
stronger woman, and life will open up
opportunities under these changed con
ditions that would amaze you. Physical
Reeder Visits Hays.
Wm. A. Reeder, candidate for re
nomination as representee from the
Sixth Congressional District, was in
Hays Thursday evening and FrMav
morning shaking hands with the citi
zens and soliciting the support of the
republicans at the August primary.
TEe Harvest Is Over.
The wheat harvest in Ellis county
was all finished this week and in Rome
Darts of the county plowing is well un
der way. Farmers now realize the ad
vantages of early plowing- and but few
days are wasted after the crop is gath
ered until the soil is turned over.
Although this year's crop will hardlv
come up to the prophecy of p promi
nent Hays citizen, which was published
in this paper at the beginning of har
vest, "that it will be the biggest crop
ever harvested in Ellis county," yet it
has been a very good year with most
of the farmers and they are well satTs
fied. One of the things worthv of notp
in this year's wheat harvest is the ripen
ing of the crop. For nearly four weeks
cutting has been going on in different
parts of the county, beginning in the est
end of the county as early as June 22
and lasting until the present date in the
north part of the county. This is rath
er out of the ordinary, as the harvest
generally lasts only about fifteen days.
From Russell Record.
Jas. Madsen of Fairport was in town
last Saturday. :. Judge Ruppenthal
returned the latter part of last week
from Denver where he attended Bryan's
convention H. L. Pestana of Hays
was in Russell Monday, he being one of
the attorneys in the Langhofer versus
Herbel case Last Friday was the
hottest day of the season, the thermo
meter registering 94 in the shade the
greater part of the afternoon Mr.
and Mrs. Levick of Hays came down
Friday and stayed over Sunday visiting
the latters parents, F. B. Himes and
wife... Mrs. Carrie Rockefeller
Colliver came down from Hays last
Friday morning to visit the home folks
and her friend, Miss Edna Mann of
Dirt in Potato Sacks.
Topeka, July 15. An excess of dirt in
sacks of potatoes is adulteration under
the rulings of the pure food department
and the attorney general, and farmers
must see to it that the potatoes they
sell do not contain too much earth. The
pure food department is planning some
prosecutions against farmers who are
not careful enough in packing potatoes.
A groceryman wanted to prosecute a
commission firm for selling five sacks of
potatoes weighing 530 pounds which
contained 65 pounds of earth. Attorney
General Jackson ruled that the commis
sion firm cannot be prosecuted but that
the farmer who packed the potatoes can
be arrested for selling adulterated foods.
Those who attended theThorstenberg
Hobbs concert last Friday night were
more than repaid. Although the weath
er was c6se and warm the interest of
the audience was held from first to last.
Several numbers were given by each
and were greatly enjoyed. The main
number of the evening "Enoch Arden"
which was given with a musical setting,
was far beyond anything ever given in
this city. Misa Hobbs is certainly a
talented elocutionist and, Bethany Col
lege can well be proud of her.
Prof. Thorstenberg is a true artist at
the piano and his selections were very
classical. The professor also has a fine
baritone voice. He complimented the
Normal highly on its new grand piano.
, This was the first evening entertain
ment held in the new auditorium of the
Normal and those who were present
were much pleased with the new hall.
The four beautiful electric chandeliers
light up the large room very nicely.
New Church Dedicated at Ellis.
The new Congregational church at
Ellis was dedicated with appropriate ex
ercises last Sunday. The pastor was
assisted by the State Superintendent of
Missions and President Thayer of Fair
mount College, Wichita. All the exer
cises, including the music, were very
The cost of the new church was $3000,
all of which was subscribed within a
half-hour at the dedication exercises.
It is said to be the finest congregation
al church in western Kansas.
The union services will be held on
Sunday - evening at 8 o'clock in the
Baptist church. Rev. Brown will
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LOCAL NEWS, f
M. J. R. Treat returned from Denver
N. M. Hutchinson of Hill City was in
Hays last Sunday.
P. A. Bell attended the chautauqua at
Salina last Sunday.
Train number 104 was six hours late
this Friday morning.
Threshing has begun in a number of
places in the vicinity of Hays.
Olive Westbrook, who has been quite
ill, is able to be about again,
Mrs. J. H. Ward has returned from
her visit to Boston and the east.
Kemp Moore and Ben Woods of Luray
were Hays visitors last Sunday.
Miss Susie Shaffer will entertain this
Friday evening for Miss Isaacson.
Jacob Staab was elected treasurer of
the school board at Catharine Thrsday.
Miss Ellen Behan came up Tuesday
evening from their farm home at Vic
The Essex Club are giving a public
dance in their own hall this Friday
The time has come when the street
commissioner should have the weeds on
our streets cut.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Light left Wed
nesday evening for Colorado for a
Mrs. J. C. Adkins attended the dedi
cation of the Congregational Church in
Ellis last Sunday.
Harvesting in this county is about
done and every farmer who can is plow
ing for the next crop.
Parts of the country had a heavy rain
Monday night, making the ground in
good shape for plowing.
Most of the harvest hands have left,
except those who have taken jobs with
the threshing machine outfits.
Miss Ella Noster returned Tuesday
from St. Louis, where she has been
working the past couple years.
Beach & Richmond have put up a
beautiful monument at the grave of
Joseph Blender in our cemetery.
Gay McMahon, Clarence Hamilton and
Blythe Holman were down from Ellis
to the carnival Wednesday evening.
About twenty out of town stockhold
ers in the U. S. Portland Cement Co. of
Yocemento were in the city Tuesday.
The framework on the big elevator
which is being put up by the Hays City
Mill and Elevator Co. is nearly complet
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heile,
Wednesday morning, a girl. Frank is
the genial clerk in Zeigler's dry goods
Miss Ruth Brown expects to return to
Chicago on Monday. She has two years
to complete her course in professional
The weather has been very hot and
close most of this week and the finish
ing days of harvest have been very
There is a great demand among the
farmers for teams to plow. One hun
dred extra teams could get work here
now at good prices.
Prof. E. B." Matthew delivers the
graduation address to common school
graduates at Sharon Springs this Fri
day evening, the 17th..
THE HAYS TAILOR
Glen Jones, C. B. Kelley and a couple
other young men from Wakeeney were
in Hays Sunday. They came down in
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Isaacson and fam
ily moved from Yocemento to Hays
this week. They are staying at the Ho
Lots of lumber is being hauled to the
country now and there will be more
building on the farms in the country
this fall than ever before.
Misses Mabel and Ethel Rowlison ex
pect to leave next week for Nebraska to
visit relations. They will be followed
later by their mother and sister.
.Dr. M. Jay Brown, the eye and ear
specialist from Salina, made his month
ly professional visit to Hays last Mon
day. He expects to return August 17.
Frank Bissing and Henry Giebler re
turned Tuesday evening from a trip
through eastern Kansas. They visited
several days with Jos. Ryan at Frank
fort. Few farmers have been in town this
week. The attraction of a street car
nival is insignificant compared to the
attraction of the big, yellow wheat
W. H. Snyder who has been employ
ed by the News Publishing Co. and H.
H. Baker who has been in the employ
of Mr. Griffith, changed places Monday
Two attempts to set fires were made
Saturday evening in Hays. One fire
was started near the barn of Isaac
Zeigler and the second near the barn
of Jacob Feitz.
H. C. Freese and Geo. Worth left
Wednesday morning for Topeka where
they will attend the Merchants Carnival.
Both will be guests of the Continental
Mr. Tom Cox leaves this Friday for
South Dakota and Minnesota where he
will visit a brother. Mr. Cox is in poor
health and hopes to be benefitted by the
change of climate.
The Free Press scooped every other
weekly paper in the state (to our know
ledge) when we announced the nomina
tion of John W. Kern as vice-president
in last week's issue. 36-It
A stockholders meeting of the U. S.
Portland Cement Co. took place at Yo
cemento on Tuesday. On Wednesday a
directors' meeting was held in the office,
of Pres. I. M. Yost.
George and Harry Fields, nephews of
Frank Fields proprietor of the Bruns
wick hotel, returned with him from Den
ver last Saturday morning. They are
guests at the hotel.
George Drake brings to this office some
very fine specimens of timothy and billion-dollar
grass. The former measures
four feet above the ground and the so
called "cat-tail" is over six inches long.
Louis Johnson retired from the meat
market business on Wednesday of this
week and sold his meats and tools to
the other two butchers Frank King
and A. C. Staab. Haya now has but
two meat markets.
Erasmus Haworth of Lawrence, H.
H. Lynn of Wetmore, S. P. Kramer of
Kansas City, Mr. Anspaugh of Wilson,
were among those to attend the stock
holders meeting at Yocemento Tuesday.
They are directors of the U. S. Port
land Cement Co.
E. M. Ryan of Denver was in Hays
this week getting matters ready to be
gin construction work on the new milL
He represents the Denver Milling Co.,
the stock company which has bought
the elevators and mill site of the I. M.
Yost Milling Co. '
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