Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on July 3, 1903 · Page 2
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I • ... I • •, 5 • • l^-'-S AN Within a few minutes' ride of flOMESITE , LaHarpe or Gas Oi^, and about tBree blocks to nexi^Cem^tit iirable location l&Jr liitJ TitiS^^, healMtiiLW^t^ rapid transit and gas inltkb it the most homes in AUen county. TERMS:—Prices are from $70 to ^00 per lot. Lots are 50x150. $5.00 tlown and $5.00 a month. Location:—Electric line on the south, tola public road On the north and Just half way between Gas City and LaHarpe^ Write or call on m Terminus Eletaric line . lOLA UAILY REGISTER THLBPHOira NO 18. CHA8. F. SCOTT. BDBScklfenOM EATKB: One we^ - -. - - - Ten Cents One Month - - Forty-four Cents One year - OFIve Dollars and Twenty uta jmterea at Kansas, Fostoflkse as ; .•.,-.8e<H >nd Class :.liatter. kdverttalng ratios made known cm apDil- catlon. GETTYSBURG—AND GOD. 1 \ After three days of titanic fighting jthe battle of Gettysburg ended forty years ago today. | In the number of jmen engaged, nearly two hundred thousand, in the gallantry and daring exhibited on both sides, and Its re^ suits, Gettysburg ranks as one of tix^ greatest of the great battles of the ^ world. Nothing could havebecn xnor& gallant than the Confederate assault; nothing could have been more ^heroic than the Federal defense. For three days It was sheer hard fighting In which every weapon, from the heavy siege gun to the pistol, saber and bayonet were brought Into play. And when It was oler nearly athird of the men engaged on both sides were dead or .wounded. And when It was' over the fate of the Southern Confederacy was sealedi It was the bigh tide of the =• great Rebellion that lashedr Ita-ingry ' waves against the crest of* Cemetery Ridge and Gulp's Hill and Little > Round Top. From the hour when Pickett's magnlflcent charge went to pieces at the very mouth of thocau' non that crowned and held the Ridge the tide began to recede, and every life,lost after that day was a sacriflce to the stubbornness of men who refused to acknowledge they were whipped. These • reflections are suggested parti; by the recurrence of the annl yersary which every American ought always to remember, and-partly by an article on Gettysburg by Gen, J. B Gordon, In the July Scrlbner 'B. Gen Gordon commanded a brigade of Leo^ army during this battle, and ho declares, with very becoming modesty thdt If Gen. Swell had let him alone on the first Iday, bo would . have doubled the; Union Army up and rolled It over; the hjll and Into the river. Speaking of his attack upon the Union right and of the order to bait, which reached him in the very jnldst of whatj seemed to him a sweeping victory, he says: "The. whole of that ik>rtlon of the Union army In my front was In inex trlcable confusion and flight. They were necessarily In flight for my troops were upon the flank and rapidly sweeping down the lines. The flring upon: my men had almost ceased fiargQ ,:bodies of the Union troops 'were titrowing. down their arms and surrendering, because Jn disorganized and confused masses they were wholly powerless either to check the move- .ment.or to return the fire. As far down-the line I as my eyie could reach the Union troops wore In retreat Those at a distance were still resisting but giving ground, and it was only necessary for me to press forward JB .ojrder. to Insure the .same results which Invariably follow such flank movements. In 'less' than one-half hour; my troops would have swept bp ;and over those hills, the possession of..which was.of such momentous Im- poi^tanco. It Is not,surprising with a full realization: of the consequences of ia halt, that;'I;should have refused it llrst ^o obey tho_ order. Not until the third or fourth "order of the most peremptory character reached mo, did I obey. I think I should have risked the consoquencoB of disobedience even then, but for the fact that the order to) halt was accompanied with the explanation that General Lee, who was jbereral miles away, did not wish to gtve .Dattle at Gettysburg. • • • From the situation plainly to be seen on the first Mtemoon, and ' from facts that ftfterwards-came to light as to the positions of the dlfTer^nt corps of General Meade's army. It seems certain that U. tlie .Confederates had simply moved, forward, following up the ad- •uitages gained, and striking thejsep- Arabe^^tJnlon commands In succession, tii^ii victory would have been Lee's In- Bt^fed .p^^^^doTs. ',^:A11 iof, vhlcbi might have'tiappened i >ftf^flfi »J^baal%inted It-to. ^aeatly structed patriot as he now Is, has been fretting jail: these forty years against the untimely order that halted him when the' victory seemed within his grasp. Vain and useless worry. If he had not been halted, something else would have happened. The battle would have been lost Just the same. God would have seen to that Don't you think God had any^thlng to with • it, dear skeptical reader? Then jhy did all of what scemod tp be the mere accidents during the war happen so as to help the side of the Union? Do you Imagine for a moment that God was going to stand by and see this splendid new nation go to pieces, all its enormous: potentialities to remain undeveloped, all its energleg to be wasted henceforth jln futile con* tentions among a score' or more of petty principalities? God saved the Republic because he needed it, bej cause In all the world there /^as nc| such potent force for the uplifting ol! the race: Th^ worst overworked word In ail the Confederate histories is the little word "If". A thousand tim^ "If" this had happened instead of the other a disastrous Rebel rout would have been changed into a glorious Confederate victory. Fools and Blind! . What seemed to them a trifling circumstance, a mere accident, w^as in trutK as much ordained and as Impossible of change aa the law that holds the planets in their orbits. To believe otherwise is to believe that everytblng that has come to pass In the wondrous history of this great nation Just hap* "J pcncd, and that is as Irrational as'to believe that tho stars In their courses "just happen" to swing as they do If Gordon had been running things Gettysburg' might have been a great Confederate victory: But he wasn' Just ended was the coolest one on th^ thirty-flve years record at the University. To-morrow is the Glorious Fourth. And the next, day, thank goodness. Is the Restful Fifth. If you have money to burn to-morrow Is a good time to set It off. KANSAS NOTES. A three footyeln of coal has been struck near Pl^tsanton. At Burr Oak croquet Is the official society game of the "400;" The; twine plant at the state penitentiary is being overrun with orders. Ottawa is after the G. A, R. encampment which Lawrence is trying According to the Capital, a Mr Durge, who Is negotiating for a natur al gas franchise in Topeka, states to tho council that "tho first step was to get a franchise, then organize a com pany, and then make further arrangements In tho gas fields." If Mr. Burge would but condescend to comq Into tho gas fields and ask a few questions he would discover that h6 began at tho wrong end of his entcrprlBe. "First catch your rabbit" is tho beginning of a famous recipe for cooking rabbits First got your gas is a mighty wise proceeding; for any man who wants to make a fortune selling* gas. K. C. Star, The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway lost 443 carloads of merchandise In tho flood. It Is estimated that the loss will Average $1,000 a car, or a total of almost ^ million dollars. : As to whether the railroad ill be liable for the damages, either hole or In part, will be a matter of court decision. It's up to the rail roads to show that everything in the company's power was done to protect the merchandise; that It was by the "act of God" It was destroyed, in which case the companies will not bo ifesponsible. prill I in wl Thoinas J. Stewart, Commander In Chief of the Granii Army of the Republic, has issued a general order calling for contributions in aid of the sufferers by the Kansak river flood The call Is based |)n a letter from A. W. Smith, Commander of tho Department of Kansas, In the conditions that district. which he describes exist In the flooded Thei Hillmon case Is really cndei, after having dragged Its slow length through the courts of tho country ^or twenty-four years. And now if did man Hillmon has been hiding oat ill these years Just to get that insuraqcd money it Is about time for him to come out and tell us all about It. It Is so long since lola had 'agrcat big celebration that lot of the old men are nearly as excited about It as the boys are. The very worst way: to spend the Fourth of'July Is to kill; yoora^ or someone else. . The next worst way Is to get ^'^^^j^^g^^^' ~ D^' 'enow -nya' 1^ to get rid of. Warren Harris, a young school teacher of Reno county was kicked to death by a horse last Saturday. It is so qulot in Eldorado now that about all tho folks do there after sup per is to put out the cat and go to bed. It Is reported that the watermelon crop i will be short this year. . This will i )e a disappointment to the colored brother. . • The curtain has been rung down on the Millmon insurance case and it has made its last appearance. Mrs. Hillmon has secured Judgment toT $11,000 from tho Connecticut Mutual Life 4 '.id as the other companies had already settled It is hoped the last chapter of the affair Is closed. A party of Pittsburgers were at Bartelsville last week on pleasure and one evening when things were go ing slow Prof. Johnson of the schools there suggested a mertry-go-round ride, His suggestion met the approval of all and away they went for the machine. When it started all of the party except Johnson Jumped off and going to the man who owned it gave him a bribe of $3 to keep the machine going an hour. When they took the professor off he was sick and dizzy and could hardly stand. If this is the Pittsburg Id^a of a good Joke something ought to be done to tho Idea. The St. Joseph News tells a good marriage story on a Kansas couple but neglects to give their name.^. The couple went to St. Joe, procured their license but in walking about the city discovered so many interesting th!ngs that they forgot until It was too late that evening to get married. So they doc'J.d they would return to .their Kantas home and got married. A Jus lice of the peace jtrtormed tho cere mimy but being vc-y busy at !hc limn did not return the license for several weeks. When it was returned to tho Missouri recorder ho discovered what had happened and Immediately noti fled the couple that they were Jiot married at all. Thoy thanked him and then went and had tho knot tied right. The News also; says the same thing occurred once jbefore but when the young man was notified of his mistake he wrote back saying he was glad mistake had been made as they had been married enough. SappIIed to the Trade Direct at the factory or from our delivery wagons. All delivery wagons, have our name on them. Ida Ice&Cold Storage Co. FRANK RIDDLB. Mgr. PhoM ii6. Factory og Weit Street. We Want to Figure That PLUMBING JOB For You. 5atUfactioa ^•^ Guaranteed. NOffTH SIDE HAffDtVARB J. n. DAVIES* You will regret it if you don't take advantage of the cheap rates T/O arc offering on photographs. Fifteen cabinet photos, throe stylles for 13.00. This offer will not last always. MILLER, tho picture man. . ft 1 £ 9 MALT HBP I i « s ll ON ICE At/ m m m |d^Lki STORE. I I I Undertaker and Licensed Embalmer 5J Twepty years experience in the X; •> busines.q. First class work 5! business. First class work guaranteed. East Side of Square*, lola At the M. K. & T. lola^ Kans., June tO, 1903. To the {jeopie o! lola and AUen Coonty: The finder signed! Lfsmbef ^Company has opened 0p a yard on north Jefferson avenoe, adjoining iihe M. K. & T. depot, where yo0 will find a complete stock on hahd at, all times. We ask for a snare of yo0r trade and hope to merit the same by fair prices and good material. Come and see \ss and get prices before yoti httfr s.e. Yoffrs Rbs^ctftflly, lombdf Co. w J Phone 306. A ^^X-:"X~X-:«<~-X-S^-J~X-X*«-X.^'<;; We Are Not the Watch Plumber ^' But We Can Do Your OAS FITTINd •t; Or Put Up Ady Stove to '*f Suit the Wife f E.S.EAKIN i 102 S. Kentucky, Pbooe 453 f •^•x•'X-^•x•<•<•*•:«t^•.H^•<•w•*<•<•<.•H' I I Has Put in a Stock of... NEW MRPETS li Prices the Lowest. Cheap Charley,II New Brick. North St. ...see us FOR... Rubber Tire Runabouts and Surreys, Fine 5urrey and Driving Harness, Whips, FJy|Net8, Ousters, Summer Goods and Lawn Swings. . • NEXT TO * CITY OAS OFFICE No. 117, West Madison Ave. i y^k Ptrftct Vili CoatfogUjf if Combines CieaninieBS and Durability Any ono can brusK it on No one ban rub It off Plfisdco is a pure, pennanent and porous coating, an4 does not rechiire taking off to renewas doall kalsomines. It la a dry powder, ready for use by addmg cold water and.can tie easily Drnshed on by any one. Made in white aha foniteen fashionable tints. AITI-MUOMIK eO. 6IAIiDMflM,aiCN.^ NOW FOR con FORT Dress Goods that iare good and beautiful, yet cool and t'rewy. That Is what you are looking for, the kind we are showing. Pri ces the lowest. I Do Not Forget Our GR0CERY DEPARTnENT. | No OneiUndersellsf Us; Dry Goods Shdes, Groceries. Potter Has mOjVfid from the stdfie barn on East Madison avenue to f The star on West street, where he wilLpontinue to' buy your horses and; mules paying at all times tie j j I liighest market price, j. iiK«i' •I- >i' i i' !i; i' i' •:• ji- •? •i-!*'H^>4<'** H *mM'i ''V^:f'^^ 4> f •»: . TIMIHaMit • B •lallyj.sgatppod wt ^"e«ry. lOrdert reoeiiiBA br •pfcone?: faOflfoaFtaone. Real|renoeniOBe|}. Ml i beavy aaA ..Largeist |Line.. IC0

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