Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 18, 1907 · Page 1
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TOL. IX. Ho. W . WlMle Vt. itir. HERAPSdARDPUtlNB I .J. J. TL XASOX ^AIS IT IS ITOT ETT TALfeHT. NECESSARY PLEA FOR CHI MEMBERSHIP BEST SOCIETY iS AMOyQ PEOPLE WHO OBEY LAWS OF CHUBCUESw Sermon Yesterday MOTnlag W«g on tbe Subject '<InTiUtion of the Church." J. M. Mason, pastor of the First M E. church of this city, preached to good congregation yesterday mom las, using as his theme "The Invitation of the Church to the World/' The text is found In the 29th verse of the 10th book of Mioses, where Moses says t.> his fatljer-lnllaw: Come thou with us and we will do thee good. The preacher made an earnest plea for people to join the church. Not the Methodist church In particular, but the church of j-our choice. He said It is a fact, commented tipon by even the layity that lola has any number «f people that claim to bo Christ lans and yet arc not Identlfted with any church In the city. To tills c'ass of people ho addressed himself and earnestly entreated any who might be present to come out fully on the lord's side and let tho people know where iyou stand and give the cause the b<>iieflt of your Jnnuence and pow er. Tho following are the points made In the sermon as suggested by the teait: 1st., God has promised good to the church. This point Is found In the statement of Moses where he says: Wf win do thep good tor the Lord haF spoken good concerning Israel. Ca ncan. the proqiiBed Inheritance was to ' betRetTs;7mai«n the good tiiat cornea to us as the cTilMren of promise shall be your8.| Heaven, with all the attending: good; on the way, is gaur- acteed to all! who will come and go with us to the promised home. 2nd. To receive the benefits promised to us you must go with us. .Come thon with us, etc., etc. We are moving toward a given inherit ance and we \ cannot promise you to have this unless yon will go with us. The Christian life Is one of actiy- Ity and progress and the church moves on. One cannot receive the benefits of the same without being with us. Here the preacher said that It Is his Judgment that no man can live the life that he should live and withhold from the church his mem- bershii). TThls he figures to be true because of tho privileges that one has to select the cfanrch that he wishes, can b«; Identified with the advance movements of the| same and assist by hif, personal advice, sugsestlons and power, and also give the proper ^xampli? to these abou ,t him. Further to prove the neci»ssity ifor ea«b to Join Jie says. If there be any that has the right to stay out of the church, it must be conceded that we all have this right . IftlisT is true then and we aU exercise our >isht according to this idea, the church would cease to exist as there would J>e none to Xeep It up. Moses declared to his fatfaei^ln-law that he nost ;go with him If he trould receive the benefits God has promised. 3rd. Some facts concerning admiss ion to the church are suggested: Come thott with us, etc, etc. Th"s teacher first as to whom the church invites. M .-.ps' father-in-law was a Midiari- itf^ and was not a child of the promise. This led the preacher to say BoiiK -ihing about the object of the Metlodlst church, made Tromlnent. whpn the church was first organiied. He said her preaichers preached any whe o and every where and did all In tl,eir power to let the world know that Cljrist died for all mankind. The rich' are welcome but the poor also have a place among ns. No maitter bow ragged: his clothes if he had a des'r-j to'hf saved and live a clean life h2 too jwaa welcome. Here followed a BtQiy of' a tramp in ragged KanD <'nt8 ttjiit dropi>ed Into a revival wharc the Spirit of the Lord was and ^ at wai^. laie tramp was greatly tooc|»e* udj was asked to so fonrird. •DtPACDM. lOLAt KAxsAS. iToTimB ts, i9titi -M0Tntkj msno. Rev. MsBoii siild he wished to be un- eratloh he took his boy by the hand derstood that^hls church stood here and as he'bent over to idss him, ther^ and with open doors' Invited all to was a smile and no regrets, no apolo- oome and be saved. Whosoever will gles to make now since duttac all may vcome; W« '<cant the rich, the past life he had tried hard to teaeh poor; we want the good; we want the the son, by example and by precedent, bad, and we believe under the same the way of life, divine power all can sit t(^ther in "This is no new doctrine or law that heavenly places In Christ Jesus our I preach. It it is new to you It is he- Lord. '1 cause you have never known the law' Next Mos^s suggested that there of God nor the church." are conditJo&s of membership. Come "Do people who deliberately violate with us, this taade necessary the leav- their obllgatlooa ana detest thereby ing of his present place with its cus- the ai^ of the church and God, form toms, God's ^d associations and the the best society?" assumptloh oic the new." "In the first revival I ever held there Here the preacher tried hard to was a mother who asked me to speak Impress all present that to Join the to her son who was In the congrega- church as vfas . understood by him, tton. I did so andNie made fun of one who should know that there are his mother's profession, as I based my conditions to be met. He used his appeal on the ground that his mother discipline to make plain his mean- was a Christian and was praying for mg. Wliat he said about his own church was practically true of ail tho protestant churches of the land. He used the law of his church and yet could have used the law of other chiirchejs parctlcularly-; the Presbyterian wltn him. Husbands whose wives are breaking the law of Ood and the church are liiible to lose confidence, not only in the professions of the wife, but in religion itself. "The best society. In my Judgment Is composed of people wno when ihpy equal force. /Referring to the admiBs- make an obligation regard It as we ion, not the Methodist church, he said expect the ofllqers of the law, who "among other things you are asked, take an oath to enforce the law. ^ave you savlnR faith in the Lord| Jesus Christ? and the candidate answers in theafllrmatlve." This he said was good, as it is the spiritual basis of a ftian'^ right to admission In tho one only chirrch on earth, namely, the I I repeat It, there Is not a church (prot estant) In the city whose law does not condemn these things. Not one. "Ami I repeat It again that every luoaiber of everj- one of these churclt- es has agreed to abide^by the church Invlslblo church of tlie Master, into Jf his choice and her teaching." which all bejievera come, if admission "1 wnnt members and I want them as to heaven be gained. "The meaning of budly as any prencher. but I want it saving faith; Is different from the understood when you come, that there faith that sljhply admits the existence are obligations to assume, as well as of CH>d and 4f Jesus Christ. It is that associations you must leave. Moses power, wrvught in the soul of the ho- w.vs Come Thou Wth Us. And as lief which enables the possessor to have the knowledge of his acceptance with God; So neceasary In this day of card signing conversations, new fang'ed :i>cthods of. revivals, etc., etc., where the- representative of the Methodist church,' 1 say come with us, but leave your sins behind. So I think *-ouId all preachers say who have the ccod of the individual at heart, and «eek only the upbuilding of the king- man l3 wormed Into the cHurch, iiom of Ood among men. Consult your knowing noihing of the power of God pastor If you are a memtHsr of another to save, resulting in an army of pra chnrchj.aod let him read the law of fessors, (btit not posaesaors) of the the church .to you and se« if I am not saving kno'wledga of Jesus." ' r.'ght In "my position. The best sod- He said.the Methodist church Is '"'y ^^^^ composed of the poo- none other; than i a body of people having the form and seeking the power of Godl!>iess. It is for this power that Meth^rtllsts seek. Power to en able wives-to lead their husbands Into the kingdom, fathers to lead their children ejc etc., etc. Having fixed it definitely In the mind of the bear ers the object of membership, t)>e preacher < turned to the discipline again and sald,."anothor question you are asked when uniting with the church is. ,"W51l you cheerfully obey the rules of the Methodist church, hold'sacted the ordinances of God. etc.. etc.. then turning to another part of the discipline he read the things taht are •^forbidden, among them being dancing,, theatre going, playing games of chance, horse racing, etc. etc." ; He said that he had been told, that here in Tola, it was considered that oung p^ple who would not play cards did not belong to the best sod ety, but Were considered as belonging to a society below the best "This idea the preacher said, "Is false as false as could bei and he trusted the time would soon coma when the tnie idea high iwclety would prevail. Card j»'aylng iti denounced by every evan gellcal dj>nomlnatlon. Two reasons then appeal to all church members to refrain from. First, the effect. It sapps onp of. power with God, with man and ?ast with self and when completed niins the soul. pie who have the love of God In their hearts and prove it by love to men in honest endeavors to lead them Into X saving relation with their God and ours. Any other idea of tne Dust society wi:i not stand the test of ttul* nor eternity." I appeal to you. my beloved, to come out from anio}ie them and be ye separate and the Lord our God will receive you. Help me to reform the raise idea of society here and lets make lola known for her high idetXs a'ong this line." "Lastly the sussestk)n of the benefits that come if you Join the church. "Space iorblds the enlargement of this point. Suffice to say that the church offers to the individual the rery best cAtainable here on earth. Society, influence, help, comfort, and above all the abiding presence of Him who hath said. Lo, I am with yon alway.s, even to the end of thVworld.' The presence and power of God be with you all, amen and amen. BANKERS ARE PLEASED Think Cortelyou Made Wise Move In Issuini] Panama Bends. LoolJEisg down at liis ntgs he said not toai^t but ; will go out and set .some good c'qthejs and then I «UI come back and go. No. wid the solMMfi Gcdi wants jyoa Jott as Toa and aM. Don'£ wait to maki bett:< r tor' fie eaa'^ wra 709. , 7i6nf clbtlMa ara BQC »• «M <-#l; New York. Nov. 18.—Bankers, cap! tallsts and finanders here generally Second Our "PProve the acUon of SecreUry Cor- obllgatiotf to our church." Here the t*''^'" '^"l^^ """"^ preacheranade kn impassioned appeal °^ Panama bonds and one hundred for his members to live up to the idea """"o" certificates of Inas Indicated by the purpose of the d^'btedness for relief in the financial diurch aud the obligation taken whei^ stringency. The issue. It was a gen eral opinion, is bound to have beneficial results. Putting out this govern admitted to membership. Very fewj were there left who did not feel the force of'the appeal at this point he said,: "wives, are your husbands converted. Do they have faith W yoftr reliflon? Mothers are your child ren saved? He said ha never heanl clrcnlaUon by ^Imid of a card; playing professor to be ask; VOBIXOTB. ed to pray at the bedside of a dying person, even though the dying be n ment securities in small denominations !s a good move. It Is believed, as it will attract from Its hidlns places much currency which has been taken bank de- LONDON MORE CONFIDENT. loved one.- The prekcher said, 'T do I Announcement About New Certifl- not condemn the uninformed, but sym pathize With them. It cates Sends Stock Prices Up.. is my business to Inform, that Is I am trying London. Nov. 18.—The offldal an< to do ai^ that too, with all the tei^ nonncement in Washington that treas- demess thikt la In my nature. I lov^ ury certificates to the amount of one yon and*" I am pleading. In your bej hundred millions, bearing three per half. ' Remove from your unsaved cent interest, and Panama bonds to ones all the iobstacles and trust Qok the amount of fifty nlUknis will be for resuijts and yoti will have ooeai - issued, had the effect of causing mncb Ions for; reioklug now and in the ds r eonfldenee 'here In flnandal dreles. of Judgt^ent" Here the preadier r <• The. prices of stocks on exchange ferred ^rhts rocal^ Cakness whsi promptly moved upward, sonj ;»ho Is In l«a* nnlTersitjr, ea'lfl - ^'^Z'tl^A^ZIini'^*^*"' W crHldam of Her far pesata^ to sea hlsl A woman will aoiaatlines permit pert He toU bow ti^ amLl9\» to abase her haabaad, bat she will NO ORDER FROM HIM JUDGE COLLnrS MAXES BEPLY TO A UqVOU ESTABLISHJIEJIT. mm SEND HiM SPECIAL BRAND HIS REFUSAL IS XADE I\ FOBM OF A LECTURE. Judge Sa^gests UaBgnal lYay for Firm to Enlarge List of <*Sati8- ^ fled Castemera." . Judge J. M. Collins, a few days ago received a letter from the Grain Dts- tlillng company of Kansas City, urging him to try a sample of their goods. With the letter was sent a price list of their different brands. Judge Collins immediately sat down aa\ wrote the liquor house a letter telling why he could not patronize them. .\ Register reporter walked Into his office while he was preparing the answer and aecured permission to «>e it for publlcaUoB. His letter, couched in forceful and expressive diction and replete with striking statements, follows below: Rich Grain nistilllng Co., Kansas City, Mo. Gentlemen: Your letter containing circulars and price lists Is at baud. I have no knowledge of ever transacting any business with your firm. In fact, I have never been a very protable i>a- tron of any liquor establishment. Neither hove I been ralle<l a crank on the .subject of prohibition. In fact. It has been said that my past views with reference to the manufactory and sale (if alcoholic stimulants were too liberal. Out after a life of more than forty years, during which I have had some personal experiences, and a wide observation as to the effects of liquor upon the lives of those addicted to its use, 1 have come to the conclusion that any man'who advocates using it PM a bevemge U aar enemy, to. the human race. I 'do not believe that any thoughtful person can contemplate the subject without growing prejudiced against the traffic; unless his appetite overrules his better Judgment or his financial Interests are affected by the suppressi (m of Its sale. Vour prices do not appeal to me, but the clean white |>aper upon which they are printetl Is emblematic of the purity nf the souls of our boys and and sirls before iheir lives become IKjisoiied by the ^ffects of your "Private Stock." The) various shapes of the letters on the circulars reminds roe of the crookedne.s.<> of the transactions of men who have become polut ed by the use of your celebrated "Side Board Brand." AVhen I look at the figures that represent the values which you place upon your goods, I think of the vast amount of money that it costs the citizens of this • country, every year to permit you to oi>erate your infamous business. I read Just the figures and they show rae ,:Jhe number of men and women that are destroyed annually by the use of your whiskey. I give the characters another shuffle and I see the number of homes made desolate, the number of hearts that are broken, and the number of souls sent unprepared Into eternity, through the in- fiuence of yours and others' similar brands of liquor. The black print represents the sorrow, the shame, the misery and the gloom that hovers over the drunkard's home. While the red stands out as a danger signal and Is an emblem of the blood \thnt flows from tho wounds ut the murderers and snlddea that are connected by the Victiuia ot airuu<i drink. No. gentlemen. I cannot accept your liberal offer" of six quarts for three dollars and seventy-five cents, for I learned long ago that no man can calculate the exact cost of six qnnrts of whiskey until It has been consumed and an Inventory of its effects taken. I can truly say that I have no desire to open up commercial .relations with you, or to become one of those satisfied customers." and I may nev6r have any personal dealings with you. But I don'i want you to feel that I am Ignorant ot the work that Is being done by your beverages. For I have seen some of the dearest and- be^t friends of my boyhood sacrificed at the shrine of the drunkard's Moloch. I have seen a brave and noble son torn from the arms of a sorrowing mother and cast into a fellon's cell; and later into.an Inebriate's grave. I have seen homes made desolate, mlves made widows, children made orphans, fathers made brutes and all of them made paupers and beggars through the infiuence .of the vile^ stuff celled alcohol. I have stood by the unmarked grsre the potter's field, have witnessed the anguish of a lost and mined sonl, have the heard sighs and seea the tears of a broken hearted wife and mother, have listened to the wails and sobs of innocent, helpless, hungry ^d half clad children, all of which gave testl- moiflr as to the power of your "Trl- nmph Brand" over a once happy Cam- lly. ' • Since I have been Police Judge of the city of lola. Kansas. I have had the opportunity of meeting quite a number of your customers and dealing with them In nuttera of legal na- tore. And I hare wy carefully ob-, •ervad the eB»eta of jrw Ilqnow oa, the appauaBca^ tka kaattk. tlM fensl- ruci TWO cum llCOt RATES ON COAl ness and the tatnre prospects of tboae who 4re addicted to its frMiuent use. I havb ilBo^ noted Ita InBaeaet IVOi their homes, their tauil •<«:«, al.- abclal' and commeircial standing, • and I am persuaded that it pollutes FBEI6HT SCHEDULE yfuJL every being that It touches, from the ' • „^ w«»T»«r time hat it leaves the worm of your LOWEB PBICES OS LO>G HAULS, still, intil it empties into the "hell of deathf haliUJl ^Ki 'i ^o ^LirsieiitS::!!^^^^ COMPAWES ARE BUSY of.manhood with parched lips, bloodshot ^yes, bloated faces and trembling handsi to stand up in court and plead ||£^y PLA5 OX WHICH TO BASE for clemency. These poor wretches * " ^^.-.J. had tasted your fluid once too often. FIGHT AGAIX8T AXTI-TRUST LAW. and were picked up on the public streets'In an Intoxicated condition. Some; of them had been royal Bood, . . Vssist Dealers fellows, honest and Industrious, who |^•"'•'•c*""*" "'^ " J»««e" never!had went broke until they form- Uader Arrext for Yiolatln? Food and Drug Law. ed yoiir acquaintance. But now they have no money with which to liquidate fines. For their last dollars were sent away to pay for a few quarts of your debauching "Standard A.V t„ m,,^ i«_p*amtnatlon of Your sedecttve poison Is not saOs- Topeka, Nov. 18.-Examlnaiipn pi fied with spreading havoc and ruin the proposed new schedule of freigni among men; but Is attempting to In- rates as prepared by the State Board vade more sacred ground, and endeavoring to debase and destroy the women of our country. A few nights ago there came a call over the telephone asking that an officer be sent to a certain part of the city. A policeman answered the request and soon appeared at the "holdover," with a woman who was reeling, staggering, cursing, blackguard­ ing and blaspheming. She was placed ot Railroad Commissioners develops the fact that the big reductions' in rates on coal froiii all of the three Kansas coal fields are on the long [hauls. In fact there are a few stations close to one or the other of the three coal fields to which the rates will not be materially reduced, in a cell and remained there during It at all, when the new rates go Into the night. The next^ornlog She was effect sober and was brought Into the iwlice court room and took her seat in the prlHonfTH' chair in front of my desk. Her clothing was untidy and disarranged, hor hair uncombed and un- bralded and hung loosely about her shoulders. Her face looked pale and swollen, Hor eyes were red and bleared. Her hands shook, her lips quivered and her voice trembled. The hot tears flowed unrestrained down her cheeks, as she told tho pitiful sto- ty of a wasted life. Yet this woman was once a virtuous girl, with a happy home and a life as pure as the drifting snow. Dut misery, shame aud prostitution must forever follow as a result of your celebrated Brand." No, I cannot patronize you, neither can I be persuaded to furnish jou a list' of the names of my fellow townsmen who might become users of any of your famous brands of liquor. But I will give you a statement relative to the condition of }-our business as it But Western Kansas, which has opparently been RPtirng much the worst of it on coal rates, would get great benefits from the rates proixra- ed by the Railroad Board. To every point west of a lino drawn north and south across^the state and poMin; through \Vichtta the rate on coal from Pittsburg is greatly reduced, the reductions varying from eighteen to twenty-four per cent The coal rates lo these points from Leavenworth and points in the Osage field are also, re Side Hoard | duced accordingly. Regardless of the drclsion of the Interstate Commerce Commission In the case now pending Involving rates on Colorado coal to Kansas points Western Kansas would got a big benefit from the rates ipro- posed by the railroad board as their tibw exists In this partjof the country, esUbllshment would necessitate a and offer a few Suggestions that may change In the rates on both Colorado be of Interest to you: Indian Territory coal in order Less than two years ago. your goods , , ^ ,. were being sold openly and In defiance ^^at the mines In the latter fields of law, in more than a score of places might continue to compete with Pitt within the corporate limits of odr burg, Leavenworth and Osage, city. But a portion of our dtizens ,j,he proposed new schedule of coal whom you would probably term as „, . . „ "cranks" rose up In their might and rates will not materially change the asked for the enforcement of the Pro- freight rate relationship now existing hlbltory Law. and demanded that your between the thc^ Kansas coal fields Iniquitous traffic he driven from our - . ^ municipality. This resulted In the closing of the business houses, commonly called "joints," and forced your merchandise to seek hiding places in cold damp cellars, dark and ding}- garretts, old and dilapidated ontbuild- The reductions from Pittsburg to points In Eastern Kansas are not proportionate to those from the other fields for the reason that the. new tariff provides that where a lower Ings. or in the express offices where It | rate Is now In effect than it proixisesL the lower rate shall remain in effect. Pittsburg and Leavenworth and Os- ace have been enjoying what are known as terminal rates on coali that is distance tariff rates applying from o:ie or the other only. In many instances the proposed distance .tariff rates on coal are little if any lower than thie terminal rates now In force. could be protected by interstate commerce regulations. So now, the only means that you have of extending your trade in this locality. Is through the niaii order system, and the operations of the "trusty bootleggers" I believe that this should prompt you to be a little more liberal with the venders of your wares. For it is an undisputed fact, that the old topers who are now wedded to the taste and flavors of your stimulating decoctions „ ^ ^ ..... . ..^ . . will soon pass on. and give place to But fo nine-tenths of the staU<ms In the young and rising generation. And Kansas material reductions are pro- In order that your business may con- posed. In fact reductions are propoa- rvrtr:v° sr.,:!. Koa.ipS: -^^^ lites created, and drunkards must be advantage Leavenworth has had over made out of .«!ome of the bright eyed Pittsburg and Osage in territory adja boys and rosy cheeked girls, who are cent to Leavenworth is reduced but soon to become the men and women _ , . , , of our society. In order to accom- «"' remains an advantage. The ter- plish this yoitrs or some similar brand, ritory of all thrve coal fields is ex- of Intoxicating fluid must be kept tended conslderablv in a westerJy di- ^f *Setmrniry""in"*'} -"^'^ unless a reduction is made In believe that under the present systrai the,rates on Colorado coal BO Western of law enforcement, that the 'boot- Kansas coal consumers seem bound legger" is your only hope. to benefit The board will certainly lows, and there are several more that roads during the session of the legls- are now fugitives from Justice, who lature last winter consented and have been as loyal booze vendere as agreed to a horizontal cut of eighteen ever hid a bottle beneath the folds of a worn and faded coat, and nome of P*"^ ''^^ them have made great sacrifices for Scrpt Won't Pay for Money Orders, yon. in giving up honorable and legltl- Topeka. Nov. IS.—The. refusal of mate pursuits of life in order to be- the United States post office author- come your aigents. They have cast , ^ . aside their domestic happiness, their "'^ ^ accePt clearing house ccrtifi- soclal. financial and moral standing, cates in lien of cash In payment for and surrendered their liberty In order post office orders will this weik be I.Us''to %rur list o?"^i 'llr ^us! -"Pons.ble for the d.sappoh.tn.ent of tomers." dozen or so Mexican women who The fugitives will be allowed to re- fall to receive remittances fronr their tnm, and the prisoners released upon husbands who are working for the the payments of their fines and costs. . _ . _ • ~~ Now. as the greater portion of reve- ^abta Pe railroad company here. The nue arising from sales made by these Topeka banks issued 150,000 fai dear- men has gone to yon. how would It ir.g bouse certificates here Friday In do for you to send the necMsary a- ^^^^ ^ help cash Santa Pe pay mount for the liquidation of their fines . " . - . and secure their release? This would «hecks. Members of a gang of Mexl- encoiurage them to continue in your can track laborers who are working employment and Induce others to en- exdianged their pay chiecks for ter Into the "boose" business: thereby _,-._,«• hnnu 'rm.itnimt^ -> adding many more names to your al- ^'^^ eert »ca »ea and aboft i»«Hv large list ot _"8atIsfirfJ^|^ t *wen of them, aecaapaoied by anr| mera." ^*WVP^ Interpreter want straliktawaT to the that yon send each of thler wires a ^^n^ their folks In Mexico, Unde rt^'silBdently large In amoont aa 8am win not pell money oijlera for to cover the aecewary fanUly ax- dearinf boaae eertlflcataa and'the penaes dnrtag the Mexlcana were sreatly disappolated. nu^ be forced to render aM. aad sure- stand the sltaation and wen li» aa B^joriiyoCwywad^baUattj^ ^^^^ tnak Ithel langa^lll be »hort banded this wcjele as a conseqoesce. It Is stated j at the Topeka post office that the Maxk cans working hear here send on 'an. average of 12 ,500 to ;Mexico ^kft- moath. I • Roads Say Rates are O. K. '[.'*' Tbpeka. Nov.' 18.—The Santa Pa and Missouri; Kansas A Texas rail* road companies have filed their an* I swers to the freight rate complaint j with the State' Bdard'^of BaUrOad Commissioners and their attorni^ > state that it is their intention 'to;'; appose the establishment of the pr&i ^ psed new schedule of freight rates^ai long as possible. Like the Union ' Padfic the Santa Fe and "Katy" eau- . tend that present rates are not nd- reasonable or discriminative and Chat the proposed ratea are confiscatory and that their establishment would be violative of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Federal constitution.' Tha Missouri Pacific, Rock Island, Frisco and Burlington roada are ex* pected to file their answers early in ' ^ the present week. / ComaUsetoner C. A. Ryker, secre. tary Bt C. Shiner and Attorney O. 'V, (Irattl^, left Topeka yesterday after nooQ for Des Moines where they will take evidence In support ot thdf 0(m«; tentlon that the proposed rates are eosonablo and Just. Before retttirn- ng they will also take evidence at St- Paul, Minnesota. Aa they will aof ' return to Topeka before November ' and may not even then bo ready itof a hearing, it; is not provable that tha hearing on the complaint will be hald P.4 early as was at first antldpatad. \t may be late In December bafoiw the .hearing Is held. After Insurance Companies. ',' Topeka, Nov. IS.^ohn 8. Dawsoni _ assistant attorney general, who haa the anti-trust suits against the flr« insurance companies in charge, is ni^ surprised at the action of some ot this companies in setting up the deflsnse that the questions at' issue in the suit* are what the lawyers term "jes idjudicata," dr previously decided by the courts. "We rather anticipated •such action by the Insurance "com- panles,'^ said Mr. Dawson today. •'Their plea Is based on the fact that ludge Z. T. Hazen of the district court of Shawnee countiy In 1902 held the Clarkson bureau, which preceded the Eldrldge rating bureau which now operates in the state, to be operat |9^ 'egally and not in violation of thp |^ M*tru3t laws. In view of all the ^Pf cumstances I do not believe this will injure our chances of sn^ the pr^nt suits. In 1901. Galen Nichols, then conn-i ty attorney of Shawnee cotmty, brought suit, much similar to onrs, against the insurance con4>anies and the old Clfirkson bureau. He waa with out an eppropriatlon with whidi^ to proceed said Judge Hazen was not in' sympathy with the acUon. The conn-, ty commissioners objected to lengthy proceedings on the 'score ot cost which they contended the entire state should share. Nichols procni^ ed little evidence and the case waa decided against him. It was not ap> pealed to the supreme court The legislature last winter gave; the attorpey general an ample apbr» priatlon for the expenses of ant^traat prosecutions. The state .la now bear* lug the expense of aeeuring evMenoa against the Insurance eompaaiea aad ;| we are going to light the caaa^ through to the end. 1 thinlq It Ul fcV—il safe propheky that it will go to tbe supreme cotirt this Ume. 1 am certaiB^ the insurance companies wUI appaai; to the supreme eotirt If they lose Itt.; the district I court and as^l have Said it is the indention of this departmaot to fight the' case throng to the «d. Similar proceedings are under way la Slissouri anjl Kansas does not pnniaae-' to lag. How ab|>ut contempt proceeAnga insurance company' 1 .4 • '•J against th| was asked. "That will come up In its proper time.' We^are waiting now for llw insurance companies to file thdr ap* swers. Wt have plenty of evident' to submit ti the court When th^ tiaut comes. The Insaranee Cnmpawfiy Witt' find that these snite ara not the Jokea they now feem to coBaider.'* HALF WlAT HOUSE DT jUlUg. , Jeha Gray Jmtt WtjUf inMi al ^atataaa la FIra.. ': - What ha; bi)^ known as the HWI, Ww-bouM ^betweaa tola and HapK;^ boldt bami 4 to tka tiMad last flynt* day alght TIuTlSnmce^.^*^ will cover laK the valaa of the _ oet^dgh^ InuMa.or potatoea jl In the eelti r. It waa hot laaraa* the baildMc daaaa waa caught Alt; Tka^ I tfea •liway

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