Westmoreland Recorder from Westmoreland, Kansas on February 29, 1912 · Page 7
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Westmoreland Recorder from Westmoreland, Kansas · Page 7

Westmoreland, Kansas
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Thursday, February 29, 1912
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NEWS 20 AND 25 VEAli OLD SUNFLOWER STATE HAPPEN: Dolnti of Two Decides tod o( I QssrUr ol Century Ao ol Importance nd of Interest to the old Settlers. News 25 Years Old. J. R McClure resigned. February 25. 1887 the principalship of the Westmoreland schools ani his irnn to Ohio He had not pre" iously notified the board of his intentions. There ii no school this week. However. D R Limbockef of St. Clere has been engaged as nrinpina1! and will be ready for Monday. He has rntcd the Frank VanDusen prop erty on Main street and is moving over with his wife. A jury in the February 1887 term of ths district court with Han. R. B. Spilman as judge returned a verdict of $6,000 in favor of Mrs. Harry Phillips of Wamego against U. P. Railraad Co on account of the killing of her hu-band. D. V. Sprague was Mrs. Phillips' attorney. ti , iw V. chnreh will be 1 lie lie w ui. -. riPtlicated at Olnburg, March 13, 18S7 Rev M. F. Marsh is pastor of the church. Charley, the 5ve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wells, died Feb ruary 25, 1887 in Lone Tree town ship. On May 1, 1887, the new law re- n.iirinir narties buying liquor at drug stores to sign an affidavit that the liauor is needed for memiai purposes, will go into effect. W. T. Scritchfield & Sons have moved their stock of goods from the Frank Pattten building to the Richards'. A. W. Brewer has purchased C. L. Carley's meat market and is now a full fledged butcher. John E. Mason and Miss Emma Mitchell were married February 25, 1887 at I he home of the bride at SpringBide. Items of More r less Importance Picked uo Here sad There about Kansas and Her People A boy of sixteen and a girl ol fourteen have been refused mani- age licenses by the probate judges of Varshall and Riley counties in Knnsas and at Beatrice, Nebraska, although both have the written consent of their parents. t .. mora ten wolves killed n a big hunt near Marysville, Feb. rnrv 17. The explosion of a shot cmn took off onf mm's thumb and another man saw a pony by a hav stack and shot and killed it think ing it was a wolf. Mi e OLDEfc NATIONS A Naw World Religion Syrls now Offers Another Creed for the Alle-glanoe of the Whole Earth, Called Behalam Many American Followera By WILLIAM T. ELLIS. News 20 Years Old. Alex Webster died at his home Wo.tmoreland. February 16, 11 ' ..- - 1892. He waB born in Scotland, January 1, 1839, He came to America in 1871. He had bet n a member of the Westmoreland Pnno-recrational church for 19 years. The funeral services were conduct ed yestefda by Rev. J. S. smith. paBtor of the Westmoreland M. E. church. Uda, the two-year-old daughter of Mr and Mm. J. P. Cochrun. died February 20, 1892 of lung fever. The young ladies of Westmoreland gave a unique entertainment February 22. 1892 called the "Gypsy Festival". In addition to rho o-irls taking part reuresenting Gypsies, music was furnished by Misses Alice. Lillie and Ora Mc-Kee, M. J. McKee, M. E. Wood. Naomie Cave, Nannie Cave. Fred Brown, only five years old, gave a good recitation as also did Sadie Ingraham. .T B. Pierce has 360 acres of land to sell for $4,500; 160 for ca nnr. i fin fnr $2,000. and 240 for $2400. nr. W J. Flinn, a graduate from a first class medical collegt. has located in Blaine. firw.rnor Stdbbs has appointed Rev S. S. Estey of lopeka, trot. John Maher of Sal Inn and Prof. D. Porter of Caldwell members ot the state text book commission to cm ...,.,.,;, 'i hp contracts for 1111 vtnuv.ivw. new school bonks will be made again this year. n Pohrnarv 21. case no 30,000 was reached ia the Sedgwick coun ts district court at Wichita. That is the number of cases that have been filed since March 4, 1870 the date of the filing of th first case. The State democratic banquet at Tnnnka last week was largely a: tended. Woodrow Wilson was the chief speaker. It is said that thoFe in attendance at the banquet wtre largely in favor of him for presi dent. H. C. Stitcher has resigned as x-rrtarv to Congressman R"es of the 5th district and hns bough: the Osage City Public Opinion. Mr. Sritcher was formerly one oi the editors of the Alma Enterprin and at tht time of his appointmen; as secretary to Congressman Reei-was one of the publishers of the Relleville Telescope. Recently a dictagraph was used by the government in obtaining eviden-e against the dynamiUrs and bribers When the proper the machine will be tunc brought iito court and will reveal the secrets of the dynamite plotters supposed to be hrsrd only by the four walls of that labor union office. Andrew Mellon, the New York miliioriahe banker, had. it ..A o rHctn-rranh in his home la Bia.u, .j.-. and it is aid that he is goin;i to turn loose some racy evidence when the proper time comes. It was Eiisha. the prophet of Israel, tuat told thj King of Israel the words that King of Syria spoke in his bed chamber. Modern science has now accomplished what Eiisha could only do miraculously. Charles S. Huffman state senator from Cherokee county, has announ ced ae a repub'ican candidate foi nnr He thinks that Kansas needs but few new law.-, but tha certain existing laws should bt amended. He is in favor of unit- ing the board of regents into one board for all the educational inm tutions of the state. He savs tha; he ii the candidate of no faction and that for a platform he stand- u:- .nr,r nf picht vears in Upun hid i 1 " ' - the senate. Mevlille E St ne general manager of the Associated Press, will be the principal speaker at ite Kansas Editorial Association to ' e held at Lawrence in April. S.one is the man that indue d : pr of R laisa to remove the cen- u;.. fVcm the nress in inHi Yurnif - country. Stone told the zir tn thP censorship of the press it: Russia had built a wall about that country and that men in Vienna. piin nn l.unlin ma"- a livir.p iw ...nrlinir out false and harmful limit Rusia and urged the czar to allow the Associated Press ... a .,t the pxai t truth, btone t,U Bcuu wm, convinced the czar and the . on'or ship that bad been in existence for time imme,nori'l w re moved T0 establish news bureaus r, ,.niiii interviewed the smne sun" j :.!... ,.f l.Vun p the pope, th preBiucm - i.i f ii.io thstii Lorrr of der 1 1 1 K " J- ''.- I many an l the czr "' Ru'a- The Recorder for SI.O'.) Haifa, Palestine Having given the world Christianity, the one most near, ly universally accepted religion. Palestine has now become headquarters of a faith, Uehalsm, formerly called Hab-Ism, which its followers and some writers in Europe and America, claim to be the universal and final religion. Since I have found religion to be, In practice, fundamental to my main the- sis In this serluB of articles, "The Awaking of the Older Nations," I re-1 nnlrpri hither to the home-of the head j of the lluhists and Its "Messiah," Ab- I dul Baha Abbas. It was somewhat of a shock to be told, when I made Inquiry at the large gray stono house here, that Abbas Kf-leiull was away on n vacation for his health. The house was full of people, as I could tell by the voices of scurry ing females In the echoing hall, when I succeeded In making my presence known at the knobless doorbell. There were several children playing In the large, unsodded yard, and doubtless one of these reported the stranger's coming. These were grandchildren; for Abbas Effendl has four daughters, but no sons. The whole family, or group of families, live tn the one house. Oriental fashion. An English governeBS, who Is not a BehalBt, HveB with them to teach the children. A "Messiah" at a Summer Resort. There are no disciples of the Debft-ist "Messiah" in Syria, except the i nilerims who come here, nod the num ber of these is regulated by Abbas Effendl himself. He Is highly spoken of by his neighbors, and especially by the poor, to whom he gives preset. IR, sometimes standing on the corner, and giv-1 Ine away a hundred garments. He Is j enabled to do this by the rich pres- I ents of liis followers, who are said to number several million in Persia. Abbas KfTendi makes no claim to be a healer, and lie lumseir occasionally nr..Ha ilie doctor's attention. He is simple !" his manner of life, and has steadfastly refused to take more than .n wlfo ripsuitp. the fact that he has no son, and that his fnther before him, "The Blessed Perfection," had two wives. His teachings permit polygamy, but they counsel againBt it. Tncnnirrnous though It seemed to find a "Messiah" gone away to a health ramnri T fnllnwfid AhhftR Effendl tO Alexandria, In Egypt, where I trailed him by trolley car from a huge summer hotel to a magnificent, private house which he has rented for his sojourn. There, hospitably received, Tor Abbas Effendl Is fond of visitors, 1 had a most Interesting Interview with the man whom a considerable number of Americans and Britons, and mll-linna tn Asia call "Master." and hall as the latest and fullest manifestation of the Deity. A New Religion and Its Martyrs. Ttia nfmf nf YYnrtvrdom has been abundantly given to Babism, or Uehalsm. The Bab himself was executed at Tabriz la 1850, at the age of 31, hIx years after tie had enunciated nis gentle doctrines, and had called himself 'The Gate." to knowledge, recalling the prophecies of the Bible and the Koran, concerning a coming ono. in I tie bitter persecutions by the Mos lems that ensued, tne followers oi uie nab met death finely. There were few ecantatlons, and In a single year me umber of martyrdoms amounted to j many as 10,000. Two years after the death of the i:b, a group of leaders fled to Bagdad, .nong them Mlrzu Hassyn All, whom ; e Bab had called "lleha Ullah," "The lory of God." He spent two years in 'e mountains In seclusion and rnetli-".lion. After a time he announced to few of his closest friends, that he is the "Manifestation," of whom the r.T.b had been the forerunner. In Kilt the Bagdad Bablsta were sent ::to exile at Adrlanople. Five years tor Beha, who had come to be gen-rally accepted by Bablsta as the itesslah (although not without rivals), ho thenceforth called themselves ' Mehalflts," was sent Into confinement t Akka, a few miles north of Haifa, iiere he produced many wrlHnirs, and !ed in 18112. He was succeeded by i R'-i, Abbas KflV: dl, wlio Is callwl v Balilsts "Our Master," and "Our nd." He, too, has li: d rivals ai e contentions of asplinnis for th riersliip lias been a blot on the Ills ,ry of li"lialHiti, but he seems r.ow to - (; nerally accepted by nearly tf-KS-i'rt of the fl'ilh. His "Tnbler.- ' me-s: Kfcti, are regularly read In Un eel iiiK.. of i lie fait 111 ill. Hides I have read upon him picture him as a very wonderful Individual, In an elegantly furnished modern bouse I found Abbaa Effendl seated on a sofa, waiting for me. He 1 a striking figure In any garb, and when clad In a white tarboosh, or fez, with a white cloth wound around it, Moslem Style, and a long gray outer cloak of mohair, like a motor coat, and two white cloaks beneath It, he would attract attention anywhere. He resembles, In appearance and manner. I General Booth of the Salvation Army, more than any other man 1 recall. He has the same Roman nose, the same restless, hawk like eye, the same silver beard and shaggy Iron gray locks, the ; same transparent skin. ! As he speaks Abbas Effendl opens wide his big gray eyes beneath his bushy eyebrows, and looks directly at one, giving an appearance of unslm-ulated Interest and sincerity. He Is a restless person doubtless those 40 odd years as a prisoner have left their mark on his nerves and throughout the Interview he wriggled and twisted his body, sometimes revealing the folded red bandana handkerchief upon which he sat; sometimes cocking his fez to the bock of his head, and again to the side, and sometimes rak-tahlv forward until It rested on the high bridge of his nose. All the while he was talking he twiddled In his long white hands a string of moth-er-of-pearls beads, such as gentlemen commonly carry in this part of the world. Altogether, he looks the part of a benevolent old gentleman with considerable force of character. This posltlvencss was shown during the Interview. A gentle-faced young Englishman, who looked fitter for eso-terlo discussions than for the football Held, had been doing the Interpreting, Abbas Effendl speaking In Persian. The most difficult form of Interpretation Is that of a discussion of abstract themes, and I early saw that the young man renderings were inadequate; my host saw it, alao; and peremptorily or dered one other of hU attendant to repeat what he said, sentence by sentence. In the room during the conversation, besides the two men mentioned, wns to whom a piece of money was glvea In common. Each said In his own tongue what he wanted bought with It, and they had a long and angry discua-slon. Then along came a man bearing grapes and lo, that was what they all wanted, but each had used a different name for It. So Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Christ, Mahomet, were all prophets of God. They merely ha4 different names. Each should accept tha other." I When this Important point lyas J pressed, he affirmed that all Cbris-'tlans should accept Mohamet, as th j Jews should have accepted Christ Tin von reallv mean that all relig ions are essentially the same, and that one Is as good as another? IX you Include paganism, and idolntry?" "Yes. they were all right at nrst, even Buddhism, whlcti nas aeienor nted. as nil rellclons do." At this point my host's knowledge of the ancient nnrt on.enlled "ethical faiths." proved so shaky that 1 abandoned this lino of questioning. He got on to firmer ground by saying: "There have been a thousand unknown prophets !n the world. They were truly prophets of God, but the world never recognized them." "Please tell me what you monn by nrnnhet? That word la often used as meaning any man with a new or help ful message to his time; out you surely do not put the prophets you have named in the same class with the ordinary writer, teacher or preacher today?" Here agnln the "Prophet" of the Be-hnista showed his rare skill at eva sion. He took up the tlgure of the mirror, and dwelt, at great length upon ihai itt nnnld not ho diverted; tne prophet is the man who best mlrrora God. I could not get to him the suggestion that, after all, the mirror does not reflect or Impart llro, neat or pow mr Nflr nnnld 1 aet past the Inter preter the query whether this icacn-Ing Ir not a great comedown for those of Buddha, with his doctrine of man being part, of the divine essence; and f i.m,u who nrofessed to give life; nnrt who boldlv declared; "I and the Father are one;" and of Mohamet, with his stern elai-i to be the very Professional C. D. POWELL & SON Paintinz and Paper Hanjrinz Work done withjientuess and dispatch VVcstuioivluud, Kansas W. F. Challis r . Hrookens CHALLIS & HROOKENS Attorneys at6l.aw Westmoreland, .Kansas WARREN ANTHONY General Insurance Agent l'irc, Lightning, Tonuulo, Hail, life, Accident, llonllh liisuinme V ritUn. W'esl.nioivluml, K:uuats DR. MAYl-R MiOYliU Blaine, knntas I'linne- Olliro I I : resiilelu-i Special attention to diseases 0. 1 1 f wo men, and to Niit'ocry. PosUu A. KINO Physician aiid.Sui'ncon : : Kunsas S. R. TOOTH AKER Physician and Surgeon Westmorelund, Kansas Office phone 55 ReBidenoe 31 L. R. CARSON physician; sukukon SpeciHl nttfiittoii ivl'ii t;ilis nnc L-lnldi rluiiu-s: KrHltlcm e 190; unice 4y Westmoreland, Kansas. 1 m INITIAL I r I bi! 4i--. S. .??Ztl I i , 7 sri A llfv v vjf'j'ji.'ii ;u . na 1 ill p 1 ..- I, , .m 1 2 , In Palestine. AUCTIONEER... James T. McCulloch l'ir ilaU'M and terms, phone or vrito me. liKpiiro ol editor of litis paper. Clay Center, Kansas JOHN M. VAN l)UM:N Lict'iistMl Kiiiliiihiit'i' an (I FuiH'iiil Diit'i tor WithVan Dnsen limn. Westmoreland Kansas Tel. No.'s-- Store, 146 Residence 63 etna a Persian Pilgrim, who wore the green turbnn that marked him aa a descendant of Mahomet; a Veen-eyed old fellow, who followed the discussion ln-i..ntv unit another Persian In long black cloak and turban, who looked as if. he might sit for an Illuminated edition of Omar Kbayam; but he went sound asleep during the Interview. The conversation lasted for over an l,mir and 1 was cordially pressed to remain and partake of a Persian meal; but a Journalist must be careful whose wilt he eats, it he is to remain free. Beharlsts In America. After the pleasant generalizations I with which the conversation opened, I ; asked AbbaB KlTendl concerning the ! number of his disciples in America, for this has been put as high as a million. He himself avoids the use 1 of the word "disciples," but does no! object to Its employment by others. 1 could not get him to give even approxi ininte figures; he contented hlnisell v.lth saying that ho had many frlemb In America and that there are regular : ;,lrituul gatherings of those In Washington, lloston and Chicago. It. Is evi ,' ul.ly with Ihese centers that he con ;ucts his correspondence, for tht names f willfully recurred. As to the number of llehaists In the world lie was equally vague, but whollj ; ,,tii sl.. When I saiil thai a 1 riend from IVi-sia hail told me that fnllv half tin u. In Persia are lleliaims, tn pen ..omplly number emit iii-i-1; A P"ctt:rer WEE i .X i Children Ory FOR FLETCHER'S C ASTO R I A Thin ticantiftil Pur Tin C-mv.-.l in yaiin-.f' -i' Siiifl in- , ifs ( ; i ' l: NTJ- Kl t nm-li'. but in (ii'ihT tn till ( allvilV tail FREE. S' al oif.- .iiT- Tr.lt I .il T.r' , -, 1 r! . Si ' I'l ,.,1 f,,r , ;uit. itml i ii. lo-,- two 1 ip.-tija. of I'm, ..,lnli.i.'i .li lt 111 cent stttTri ,B to pay ,., ,-tf. Oiilv rill- i.in u niiRMsji, en . Sect A, 25U Washington Street, Brooklin, N. Y. Persona!'. a-tiaism Is Mm -, is, or ma n : ent v.iieneve . Ir 'ti Tl.r c V-'i vii r'hrl' sor ! 1 is tim Zoroa Mahomet, and i n ;,-is oi i in- is-liiU laitli. . 1 -, i m::n,-. I a 1 i'lllS. the last -,)),.. i , i-velat i'l-i of nil. Ho I i -e.i'l in he l,ook upon imnnmin whir Ii I.:.1' lost favor v.i'li the, leaders im'.iih nil. f,f course this doctrine makes blt.n Kffendl the (;niitest of all tlm rophets and incarnations of Hod; is t any wonder that I should want to ee him? Especially so, as all the ar- ically no a ing is fi hen In India ami a seat'' . f.m.-iliiy,' . iini'ii tan! (Iia.mon'!s tl ,-ed that he ih'iiighl thh y too high. I'l'tuall; in Laying thai limn; al' I'.ehaisls in Tin key; tin mid chiefly III Per -la, lia, America, (lii-al lliit-t ' si ing in m her cam y." lie remarked, "is an quantity; better n a bnedred peb- l,i..." Ahlais l-.-ffendl has crmsideraljlo astneHs In the art of 1 llusl ra t Ion ; lhl was l i i r t 1 1 t shown u lmii v.c t'ol on the main track ol the ini-anlli" of P.ehnisin. An All-inclusive Rth'jion. "All religions," said Abbas Kffendl, "arc su'.jstaiiliitlly the same; there Is no real difference. Tiie difference Is only In mimes. There were once a Turk, a Greek, a Persian and an Arab, voice and representative of Ood. In terpreters are a great convenient", when there are uncomfortable yues- llona flying around. What Behalsm Standa For. a definition of Uehalsm. which to an unsentimental westerner seems rather vague, is the hard tiling to secure; so I asked AbbaB lCffendl, frankly, to give me a categorical definition of the dls iltietlve doctrine of Ueharlsrn, "some Ihlna with hooks to It, so that It will grasp the ordinary man." This he pa llently and kindly did. ESrut ttetinlton believes that all men are brothers, and should so act. "Second. Uehalsm believes that. there should bo no strife of religious i ii.i.,ln All are euuitl. No man need change his religion when ho becomes n HehalM. whether he Is a Moslem u Christian or a HuddhlHt. 'Tiiir.i There should be no war between races or countries. There should be Inlerniiflonal brotherhood land international ponce." Incident niiv tin. retainer who had done the iriiernretliic Inter told me that Ab lias believes tbut there will 1)0 a great war, and then world wldo peace. Ho also advocates one language and one .orin of willing. "l-'oiutli. Uehalsm teaches its followers lo love everybody. In Persia there are .lews, .Moslems, Zoroastrlans, lliidil-Usts, I ! in li in I list and 'hrist inns, . w ho r In trive arid CfltlCOnl IIS I'.I'liaistS. It removes r.-uiailclsin from all seels." Ami I verily believe. Hint Ablins Kf-, Mull ,ract ices, his creed, for lie is a ; ontle, kindly man; who, however, lias no coii'-epl ion whatever of the high in-(xoinhlonoss of truth. tlotl. IjOW Wal-laei-'s aiiliinisiir. "lietler law wit.h-,.i,l I, ,-.-( ihan love w 1 1 hunt law." would not, ajn-al to him. None the less, his ,;K,I, ii, ,i- Ideals, ( mho dying as they do, Ha- ciimmnniilaces of I llirisl ianity, are In comionaime Willi the spirit, of the am-, and we may expect to sec lie-haism grow ami prosper, especially among sentimental persons. Ps claim ! to be the final and universal religion ' Is scarcely tenable, since It, has not bones enough to sland tha scalpels of i tho scholars. (Copyright, 1011. by Joseph B. Uowlts.) DR. IARSONS;i'RESl.NTil)ATES WsmoKO. to KlEiSaiitoii H' -IlavensviMe, 17. 18 and 19 OntiKa, a). 21, 22 and 23 Wheaton, 24 and 25 Fostoria. 20 and 27 Olsburg, 28. 29 and 30 C'eberne, 1 and 2 " WamcKO, Kansas .Auctioneer. I tun reiuly to cry your salts, bitf or littlt!. Kneh sale iiliilertiuken by mo sliull liuve my iMtHd ttll'oi ts. Ask anyone for whom 1 l' cried sales u to my ability, l'hont! 155. J. L. Hoover, Westmoreland Kansas Veterinary Work, I am prepared lo do dcnla. and veterinary work of all kinds and have a successful practice "extending over man years. I make a specialty ol pollevil and 'guarantee a cure or no pay. I'honcl 168, 3 shorts, I long. R. I'. 0. No. 3. MATT EUTZ, Westmoreland, K lilacs. lil.ACKSMlTH... :. 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