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rrrvjTTT H kr H H ii ii iilL VOL. XLL NO. 43 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $150 PER YEAR DEMOCRATIC STATES DO NOTHING Seventeen Republican states have by law granted ex-service men pre ference in all civil srvice employment. These Republican states are Cali fornia, Colorado, Connecticut, Ill inois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mon tana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wis consin. No Democratic state has enacted such a law. Seven Republican state legislatures have enacted legislation exempting ex-service from state and local taxa tion. They are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Dakota and Wyoming. Only two Democratic states Texas and South Carolina have enacted such a law. Twelve Republican states have pro vide deducational aid at public ex pense for ex-service men. They are California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Only three Democratic states have made such a provision Kentucky, South Carolina and Ten nessee. Five Republican states have enact ed laws which lend financial assist ance to ex-service men who wish to buy homes. They are Arizona, Cali- j fornia, Idaho, Oregon and South j Dakota. No Democratic state has i made such a provision. Ton T?pniihlifan sfatps Visvp pnapt- ; ed laws lending financial assistance to . ... i A i ex-service men who wish to buy and onnin farms Thpv n Arizona. Cali- n i a .r;nt,Afn fornia, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, x. , Xr ,T . rt e.v, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South r i i w v,; ,. nni Dakota and Washington. Only one t-. 4.- -n -u r-, I Democratic state North Carolina ; , , , . has made such a provision. I Fourteen Republican states by law make provisions for state relief for needy ex-service men. They are Con necticut, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Only one Democratic state Tennessee makes such a pro vision, i Four Republican states make legal j provision for assisting ex-service men to find employment. They are Massa chusetts, Nebraska, Nevada and Washington. No Democratic states make such a provision. Three Republican states make pro vision by law for loaning funds to needy ex-service men. They are Oregon, South Dakota and Washing ton. No Democratic state makes such a provision. Eight Republican states have estab lished welfare commissions or boards for the benefit of ex-service men. They are California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wash ington and Wisconsin. No Demo cratic state has made any such pro vision. Twenty Republican states have by legislation provided for the admission of ex-service men to state hospitals, with free treatment while in the hos pitals. They are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Wash ington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Only two Democratic states have made such a provision Tennessee and Texas. Not a single Democratic state has passed any legislation giving any bonus of any sort to ex-service men. With the rare exceptions noted above, confined to Texas and North and South Carolina, no state in the Democratic "Solid South" has passed any legislation of any kind, however trivial, that lends the least assistance to ex-service men or accords them any recognition or preftrence in pub lic employment. The three states of Mississippi, Ala bama and Arkansas, represented in the United States Senate by Pat Har rison, Tom Heflin and Tom Caraway, have done absolutely nothing for ex service men. Yet these Democratic Senators vociferate constantly about the love of the Democratic party for the ex-service men. They are loudly assisted by such Democratic vocalists in the House as Huddleston of Ala bama. In each of their tates there have been at least two regular ses sions of the state legislature since the end of the war, but they have not raised their voice at home to get even the most trivial thing for the World War veterans. The Democratic "Solid South" is against the ex-service man. In all states -where Democrats absolutely and exclusively control everything they have done nothing for him. wnen they had control of the United, States Congress after the war they did nothing for him. The record of Democratic officials under Wilson, handling - federal agencies dealing with ex-service men, was a record of brutality and incompetency and a gross squander of money which was officially condemned by both the American Legion and a special com mittee of the United States Senate, upon which sat the Democratic Sen ators Walsh, of Massachusetts, and Ponierene, of Qhio, both of whom signed the report of condemnation. Woodrow Wilson, as President, ig nored repeated requests of the Amer ican Legion and other ex-service men organizations, to correct the scandals in connection with Democratic exec utives handling ex-service men's cases. The attitude of the entire WiT so nadministration was like that now exhibited by the Democratic "Solid South." It is the characteristic atti tude of the Democratic party towards the soldiers of the nation, as Civil War veterans can abundantly testify, and Spanish-American veterans can corroborate. The nation's defenders have always had to turn to the Re publican party for whatever aid and relief they secured from the federal government. National Republican. COLONEL ROBERT INGERSOLL (By M. H. J.) On a day long gone, a neighbor of Bob Ingersoll's, in Peoria, said to me that he Ingersoll was the greatest man that ever lived. . time h wasj a si?S nve; but had not achieved the local dis tinction as Colonel of the 11th Illinois Cavalry in the Civl War, and although ,.'.,,, ' . . nt nationally known, plaster-of-Paris ... , busts, electro-plated, true to life, of ' ... , the Colonel, were on display by ad- . ' . m . . . mirers proprietors of village drug , 1 i stores. The enthusiastic neighbor, pressed for definite truth,' would not claim that in literature the Colonel was the greatest man that ever lived, nor in art, the sciences, philosophy, history or economics, yet in an indefinable way he had impressed himself upon the citziens of the thriving city where he lived a3 one who reigned in mental air currents far above the dead "pockets" of the 'earthly fog. A friend of mine and comrade an attorney in Peoria of the physical type of the bean pole, but crowned with an excellent head, expressed his conviction that no speaker could ad dress a jury and win a verdict who fell short in waist measurement; he claimed it always inspired him to see Colonel Ingersoll's stout figure, broad .shoulders and ample bread basket confront a jury or popular assembly. On the stump the Colonel was a prime favorite, second to no man in the history of our government; his memory as an orator shines with the lustre of Cicero and Demosthenes; no appeal to the masses of his country men surpassed his widely quoted speech in Indianapolis during the Civil war in support of the govern ment it had the finish of romance, the eloquence needed in support of a great cause. But his great gifts were often tar nished by the support of discredited preachments, and, paradoxical as it is, many of his notable antithesis, all of them in fact, rest absolutely on the truths of Christianity; he had no where else to go, but to the eternal verities as set forth in the bible. In his intellectual encounter with William Ewart Gladstone in the North American Review, he held his own ad mirably as a gladiator standing for "the wiles of error," repudiated by the greatest thinkers of all time. It can be said in truth that in his intercourse with his fellows he "gave gifts unto men," that he was equipped with every accomplishment except that of faith in which he was born and reared; as an apostate he sound ed the lowest depths fo unbelief. Who was Voltaire? A false light set to wreck the navigator anxious to avoid the hidden rocks that obstruct time's far-spreading tides; and Inger soll? he was like unto him. Summoned in the twinkling of an eye to the great change which awaits us all, his wife was overwhelmed by the catastrophic parting from a be loved and ideal companion; in vain sHe resisted his will that his body be cremated, so astounding for her,. was the change from the serene sunlight of domestic happiness to the unspeak able eclipse. Reform Mining Industry There are two men for every job in the coal mines. The work of coal .mining seems to be rather attractive attraction lies in the very fact that to keep and hold so many more men than can find steady emnlovment. Its ;men get by and live and loaf half the time. The wages are adjusted to per mit it. A coal miner wlli not handle in any day as much coal as the driver of a dray for delvering coal, we are told, and yet the miner gets three times the daily wages of the dray man. Sibley (la.) Tribune. KANSAS AGAIN THE PIONEER Homer Hoeh, representative from the fourth Kansas district, has intro duced in congress an industrial court bill patterned after the Kansas indus trial law. ' j Mr. Hoch's bill would first abolish! the railroad labor board, which is a bi partisan commission without power, and substitute in ics stead a disinter-! ested commission of five members, j For bi-partisan arbitration Mr. Hoch's j v:n u v,AM...i. i l rj;,.i;rto I tion, as provided in the Kansas court law. The bill provides, as does the Kansas law, that men may stop work at any time of their own will, but it would penalize any agreement or con spiracy between men to strike in es sential industries. It also penalizes any effort on the part of employers to close down their plants for any reason labor disputes, or award of wages, etc. that would endanger public welfare. The news dispatches from Wash ington outlining the bill do not state, but it is assumed that the bill includes only essential industries subject to interstate commerce. Mr. Hoch's measure is the only ef fort at constructive legislation at tempted in congress on the subject of labor conroversies. It is said of the house of representatives that it is, in its present frame of mind, ready to give serious consideration to- some measure patterned after the Kansas plan. The railroad strike and . the strike of the coal miners during the summer, with the government appar ently powerless to interfere or to find relief for the public which was made to bear the burden of both strikes, gave the members of congress an il luminating object lesson in industrial controversies. Labor leaders have carried the fight to maintain their present power to declare strikes and to paralyze 'tke business of the country into politics. Practically every member of congress not in open sympathy with them has found his district flooded with liter ature denouncing him as an enemy of labor and a tool of "capitalistic" in terests. In Kansas three districts at least, the seventh, eighth and fifth, now are being circularized with de nunciations of the Republican mem bers from these districts, with the re quest that the voters support the Democratic nominee for congress and the Democratic state ticket. There can be only one reason for this activity on the part of the labor leaders, and that is the fear that some such legislation as that pro posed by Mr. Hoch may be adopted in the next congress. The result of the congressional campaign just open ing will, of course, have a strong bearing upon the attitude of the house of representatives when con gress meets again, and that will de termine whether or not Mr. Hoch's measure will receive serious consider ation or be dumped into the waste basket for the sake of political ex pediency. It is known, however, that Presi dent Harding, after his experience with the coal strike and the railroad strike, is of the opinion that federal measures must be adoped to give the government power to act under such conditions. Whether the President will go so far as to recommend so radical a measure as the Kansas law is a question yet to be determined. It is one of tne "open secrets" of the capital city, however, that the Pres ident has expressed the opinion that there must be a federal law bearing on the subject, and that the law "must have teeth." The whole point to the question, from the standpoint of the public is that, at last, a step has been taken in congress toward endng the destruct ive, barbarous, outgrown method of the adjudication of labor troubles by the strike. The nation will be under renewed obligations to Kansas for a discussion of such a law and for giv ing to congress a man like Mr. ,Hoch, who is not afraid to open the fight. Kansas City Times. Lawrence, Kans., Sept. 27. En rollment at the University of Kansas this year, exceeds 3600, of whom seven are from Ellis county. Follow ing are the students enrolled : Ellis--Liola Groff. Hays Reece L. Cave, Charles A. Harkness, Harry Mott Kirkman, Edward Francis Madden, Hiram Albert Nickles, Ernest Oris Ruff. IS THE ALIEN AN ASSET OR A LIABILITY? Is the immigrant an asset or a lia bility? Are we better off with or without him? These two questions must be answered before we can in tellgently regxrlate the fate of aliens in our midst by legislation. The alien has done a powerful lot of the rough work, thereby enabling the native to have more at lower i prices; to wear a white collar and! send his children to high school and college. The alien builds and main tains most of our railroad roadbed, mast of our highways, ditches and canals;. he does the hard work in the mining and steel industry and he makes most of our clothes. From the stadpoint of Anglo-Saxon race purity he may be a liability, but economical ly he is distinctly an asset. The average alien lands in America in the prime of his strength. Some body else paid the expense during the first sixteen or eighteen unproductive years of his life, an expense reaching a minimum of $4,000 to $5,000. In other words, when half a million able bodied immigrants reached our shores in twelve months, labor power costing two billion dollars to produce was placed at our disposal FREE. The parents of Europe paid for the pro duction of the man power that was and is an enormous factor in the crea tion of America's wealth. Still speaking strictly from the economic standpoint, it would seem that the importation of ready-made alen labor power regulated in accord ance with the needs of factory, field and mine represents an asset of great value to the United States. What do we propose to do with this asset? October Sunset. NEWTON PIONEER VISITS IN TOWN B. C. Arnold of Hays Recalls Many Early Incidents B. C. Arnold of Hays, Kans., spent today in Newton renewing old time acquaintances. Mr. Arnold is none other than the same B. C. Arnold who was one of the first board of county commissioners chosen at an election in Harvey county, held in 1872. He left here forty-five years ago, going to Hays, where he has since resided, and for the greater part of that time he has served the county in public office. He is at present justice of the peace, having held the office for about fifteen years. Mr. Arnold had received a copy of the Kansans fiftieth anniversary number ,and remarked that he had just read his advertisement which ap peared in that paper. He was then in the harness business here. 'Mr. Arnold is well preserved and seems to be enjoying the best of health. The Kansan enjoyed a brief visit with him this morning, a visit cut short by the fact that Mr. Arnold was anxious to get out and hunt up some of the real pioneers, such as A. B. Gilbert, J. C. Johnston, and others he might run across. He planned to be here only today. The Kansan reporter would like to be around when Arnold gets to swap ping reminiscences with Cal Johnston or A. B. Gilbert. Newton Kansan. Judge Arnold went to Newton about the time the town was laid out before the coming of the Santa Fe railroad. He built the third house on the townsite hauled the lumber, by wagon, from Cottonwood Falls, a dis tance of sixty miles. Several other houses were built by him, only one of which has stood the ravages of time; the balance were destroyed by fire. Most of the old timers have joined the silent majority and are sleeping in the Newton graveyard. HOXIE 3. K. OF C.'S Hays baseball followers were de lightfully surprised last Sunday after noon, when Hays K. of C.'s batted and batted until they piled up seven runs in the fifth inning thereby put ting the game on ice. Just previous to this inning the count stood 3 to 1 in Hoxie's favor and it seemed as if our favorites were doomed to lose. This would have been true to the ex pected as Hoxie trimmed the fast Oakley aggregation to the tune of 4 to 0 at the Hoxie fair, last week. The best Hays was able to do this season was to divide the honors with Oakley. It was in the fifth inning that the unexpected happened when Lorberg hit safely followed with Urban's double to Center. Carman was hit by a pitched ball. Reidel, Oehler, Bieh ler, Goetz and Pfannenstiel each drew singles. Walter's sacrifice, Lor berg's fly-out and Urban's out ending the rally. Quackenbush retired in favor of Hedgepath who pitched scoreless ball from this stanza on. Urban hurling the stitched bulb for the locals was credited with ten strike outs and incidentally the winning of the game. The engagement last Sunday, brought one hour and thirty minutes of occasional baseball which was niighty interesting. There was. a catch by Woods, Hoxie's left-fielder, which alone evened the price of ad mission. How "Das" Pfannenstiel sputtered and groaned when his choic est bid for a three bagger was turn ed into an out by the miraculous catch of Woods. That catch entails more descrip tion. It occurred in the fourth with Goetz on first base. Das at bat swing ing his war club with characteristic malignity as though it were a paper j stick. Hedgepath threw a fast one ; shoulder high. Das swung and the j ball shot into left field only to pass ! the fastest bullet. Woods ran east at i a speed envied only by Tommy Milton and adding a final leap into the air grabbed the sphere with his gloved hand. - Phillips'burg plays Hays K. of C.'s next Sunday on College Grounds. THE TARIFF OF 1922 The FordneyjMcCumber Tariff is now law. It is the most comprehen sive and far-reaching Tariff Act pass ed in the whole period of American history. It extends Protection where Protection is needed. More consider ation has been given to agricultural products than in any previous Tariff Bill. Except in a few cases adequate Protection to manufacurers. Its weaknesses can be rectified through administrative avail of the elastic pro visions that constitute a new depart ure in Tariff making. It is our purpose, as it will be our pleasure, to assist wherever possible dn presenting to the proper author ities the weak feature of the measure in order that they may be prompty remedied. In this we desire to co operate with all of those whose Pro tection is inadequate. The new Tariff Act deserves not only the loyal, but the aggressive, support of all Protectionists. So long as political capital may be "made out of misrepresentations of the provi sions and scope of the law, it is the j duty of Protectionists to proclaim its many virtues and unquestionable benefits, in season and out. The peo ple require much more information than they now possess regarding the need of and benefits arising from an adequately Protective Tariff and the injurious effects of Free-Trade. This is not only necessary in advance of November, 1922 it is equally neces sary in advance of November, 1924. A new Tariff Act cannot at once demonstrate its 'helpfulness in pro viding employment through the pro motion of industries. . It takes time for its prospective beneficiaries to prepare to take advantage of its pro visions. Capital must be increased, orders must be secured and produc tion must be increased before the real blessings of an adequately Protective Tariff are realized. It is during this period of preparation that the most vicious, bitter and destructive as saults will be made upon the law. It is during this period that Protection ists must be most active and .aggres sive in defending and explaining the new law. Thank God that Free-Trade has been banished and Protection restor ed! American Economist. Announcement and Appreciation To all those who supported me at the Primary Election, I take this means of publicly expressing to them my sincere thankfulness for the same; and hereby, repsectfully solicit their support and influence at the Election in November, next. Kindly speak to your friends and neighbors, and help to get me all the votes that you can. AND TO ALL THE VOTERS OF THE COUNTY, as well as to those to whom I have just expressed my appreciation, I hereby renew my former announcement as the Repub lican Candidate for the office of Coun ty Attorney of Ellis County, subject to the will of the majority of all the people at the Election in November. As indicated from what has just been said, I am a Republican; but this will in nowise interfere with the discharge of my duties as County Attorney. If elected, I shall hold malice toward none; but have Charity for ALL, and TRY TO REMEMBER MY OATH. Respectfully, JAMES T. NOLAN, Republican Candidate for County At torney. The decision of Judge Purcell in the Normal avenue paving suit may bring up a serious question as .to other streets in this city. He decided the time of filing of the petition with the City Clerk was the date to be counted; that the Register of Deeds' books a that minute proved who was to be counted. There i3 no section in the law that provides for either in Petition cases, but is in cases of Reso lution, so the Judge ruled it held in the Petition cases. According to the Pratt Republican, "if a man says what he thinks, he is a crank ; if he acts natural, he is a fool; if he tells the truth, he is a knocker; if he agrees with everyone, rio matter if he sacrifices every principle to do it, he is a fine fellow." IT RAINED " 'Tis a joy to press the pillow of a cottage chamber bed, and listen to the patter of the soft rain overhead."" It is awe inspiring to listen to the power and majesty of omnipotence in the flash of lightning and the crash and roar of the thunder. It is na ture's awakening from the lethargy and idleness of a long drouth. It is nerve invigorating all nature re sponds with alacrity to the long look ed for change. The farmer whistles cheerily as he goes about his accus tomed tasks, thinking of the bumper crops that will award his labor another year. Even the promoters of Mission Mount and Pershing Heights are smiling and counting (prospect ive) shekels that may drop into their coffers because of the rain. In fact, all humanity smiles, including the Free Press and our rich contemporary up on East Second street. COURT NOTES In Evans vs. Slusher, the jury brought in a verdict on Wednesday afternoon in favor of Slusher. Sev eral years ago Slusher and others sold Evans some oil stock shares in an oil well. It turned out to be a "dry" hole. Evans took the people to task and tried to get his money back. All he got was, a note for $7500.00. Mr. Evans died two years ago and his ad ministrator was pushing the case. The Slusher crowd claimed the note was signed because there was a threat made to put someone in jail. Last night (Wednesday) the mo tion for a new trial was overruled in State vs. Bingman. J. T. Nolan and C. M. Holmquist, who were appointed by the court to defend Bingman, pre sented the motion. The grounds were, among others, the total lack of evidence to connect the defendant with either burglary or larceny. It was claimed that Bingman was in on the burglary and that he was on the "lookout." The record was challeng ed to show any connection with any crime. The defense maintained that the greatest harm was done the de fendant by insinuating, slurring and inferring questions put to witnesses. The "dead sure" witness who could tell and remember everything got proper attention. It has been in timated that this case may reach the Supreme Court. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL The present enrollment of the Junior High School is larger than ever before in Hays, there being forty-five in the upper grade and thirty in the lower, making a total of seventy-five. Eight of these are from families who have moved to Hays since June 1st. The upper grade girls have their" choice of Sewing or Latin, and the boys of Manual Training or Latin. The fifteen girls taking Sewing will have Art one period a week. The Civics class visited Court, Fri day. The boys are enjoying football now, and the girls baseball; they are looking forward to basket ball later on. All friends of the school are wel come. Come and see what your boys and girls are doing. Columbus Day Entertainment There will be an entertainment for all Catholic Daughters of America and their friends, and all Knights of Columbus and their friends on Colum bus Day, October 12th, 1922, at the K. of C. Hall at Hays, given tinder the auspices of the Bishop Cunning ham General Assembly Fourth De gree K. of C More details will be mailed later. The entertainment will begin about 8 o'clock p. m. Mrs. M. L. Beecher and her daugh ters, Faye, Cecelia and Thelma, visit ed over Sunday with the former's mother, Mrs. John Brown, and sister, Mrs. C. M. Holmquist. Mr. Beecher has rented his farm and accepted a position as car inspector with the U. P. at Kansas City. Mrs. Beecher and her daughters plan to leave for Kan sas City just as soon as a good house can be found. The Saline Valley reports a nice rain Sunday night.