Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 16, 1908 · Page 4
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Iola, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 16, 1908
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J >5" • C1IA8. F. 8C(^. Entered at lola. Kansas. PoitotDcfl, M Second-Claat Matter. AdTvrtialoc Ratei Hade ^own on Application. , ' iuBSCBIFflOir HATE8. Bj Carrier In loia. Gas CUj, Lknjm* iHIe or LaHarpe. One week 10 cents One month 44 cents One year , 15.00 BY MAIL. One year inside county 12.00 One year ouUide county $4.00 Three months, in advance 11.00 One month, in advance 44 Prefldent's bwi State, thi mytOtofjiX a nnmber Jtt tmom^,- hi ^>»«»i OFFICIAL PAFEB, CITY . - SET. OF BAS- Telepkoaest Business Office..; Editorial Booms 18 EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE. Washington, D. C Dec. 12: Ordinarily at the beginning of the session Congress holds the middle of the stage and absorbs the spot light. But this''week there has been so many other "Congresses." commissions, con- fentibns and assemblies of various sorts in session here that Congress has been pushed back into compara- . tive obscurity. ' store and more each year Washington is coming to be the meeting place of organizations of all sorts irhlch are national in their scope, and the men in charge of these orguiiutions seem to have hit upon the Idea that if their meetings can be held at the beginning of a Congress that body is much more likely to be influenced by the sentiment which is thus brought immediately to their ndtlce. And so It has happened that this week witnessed the annual meeting of tbe National Red Cross, of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, of the National Conservation Commission and of the Qovemors Conference. The delegates to these various organizations arc from practically every State In the Union and naturally Include a great many notable men. Indeed with the President and Vice President, the President and Vice Presldent-Blect, all the Cabinet officials, all the Senators and Representatives and about thirty Governors of States together with the "prominent citizens" who make up the conventions and congresses just named. It is perhaps not too much to say that practically .^"everybody who is anybody" in the public life of America iuis been in Washington this week. And there have been some great 'meetings. The most interesting, perhaps, was the Conservation meeting on Tuesday afternoon which was presided over by Mr. Taft and addressed by President Roosev^t and Governor Chamberlln of Oregon. One of the conspicuous flgurea in a box at the theater where the meeting was held vraa Mr. Br\-ce. the Ambassador from England. Another who sat modestly in one of the orchestra seats was the special Ambassador from China- 0n the next day the Rivers and Harbors Convention opened Its session with an invocation by Cardinal Gibbons and aa address by Vice President Pair- banks and speeches by Andrew Carnegie. Ambassador Brjce. and Ambassador Nabuco of Brazil. Later in the week this Convention was addressed by Andrew Carnegie, Speaker Cannon and a number of Senators and Congressmen. Another "Congress" which I over lotoked in the above enumeration was that of the First Southern Commercial Congress which held Its Initial meeting here this week. The purpose, of this organization is particularly to exploit the needp and the resources of the Southern States and no mcetih^s of the week were more enthusiastic and no speeches more fervid than those brought forth by this Congress. The South Is in Just almut the stage the West was thirty years ago,—^Just waking up to the' |>0H8tbllltles of the future and trembnduously eager to get things surtod. Its pco |iIe arc shaking off tbe Inng lethargy which followed the prostration of their sec tlon after the Civil War and have he 'gun to realize that it Is a whole lot more proHtable to look hopefuilv to the future. than it is to gaze back mournfully into the past. Tbe advent' of northern men with northern ' capital and northern ways is no longer resented as It was a few years aco. On the contrar}' it is not only welcom ed but is eagerly invited. This South em Commercial Congress is a natural outgrowth of the new sentiment and the best evidence that could possibly be given of the changed mental attl tude of that section of the country. ••.•*••• Wlitle the Congress,—Just the plain cdmmon every day Congress of the . United States.—has thus been crowd ed pretty well Into the background as remarked in tbe beginning by its numerous competitors for public attention it has yet managed'to do atome things fpisriiaps it would be more, strictly ap: propriate to say. to have some thli«s done to itl wUcb have not heen over- hteked. The most notable of these things of course was that section of the President's Message in wbi^ lif declared in effect that Congress bad crippled the Secret Service heeause Meml>ei^ of Congress did not wish to' be inviBstigated by the Secret'Service. President Hoosevelt has "hit.the bec^ gumV a good many times ddring tlte past seven years but it is doubtful •whether be ever excited so lively _ irazdne as he did on this last oecas- . Ion. It Js incredible of course that tbe President ahonld have deliberately; fjtteijided to cobvey tbe . Imppeadoii that' every llember of Cong .4Mb|aist of aaaptefpajaad yet 1 enltured • twWtejiiiM been a friJioa <if tke-Pnllflplit a^ wbb oanndt therefim be oliaikedi:irltb^ any ^personal feeling In tbii "outtter. In presetittngthe resolution be' made a brief speech, quiet and dlgnlfleA'aad for that reason profoundly impressive. • I "I do not believe," he' began.' "In over«enBitlvenes8 to unfavorable criticism, whether upon an ^dividual or upon a public body. Bnt^ while, there may be undue sensitiveness, so also there may* be undue obtuseness wbidi might argue a lack of self-respect. ^t is of importance t(¥°the republic that all the coKjnHnate branches of the government should possess, in a high degree, the confidence of the people. I yield to no man in my respect to the Chief Ebcecntive of the United SUtes, and. still. I yield to no man in my respect for the Congress of the United SUtes." It was here that the first demonstration was noticeable, and when the handclapplng ceased, Mr. Perkins continued: "Congress is granted great power and UDon It are imposed great,respon-<{ slbilltles. We cannot neglect our du-? ties nor shirk our responsibilities. The dignity of that body should not be punctiliously Insisted upon, but it should be properly main,talned. "The statements madehy the President of the United States cannot be lightly disregarded. They may be so construed by the public as to lessen &e dignity land thereby impair the usefulness of the Congress of the United SUtes. It can be Justly said, . think, that thestf expressions were unfortunate. Whether it Is enougji to say this or whether some more fo>- mal action should be taken, it will be for Congress, exercising a wise and dlf <cr«ct Judgment, to decide. "We are the representatives of ninety millions of people. We are tbe legislative body of a great nation. I am sure there Is no one who has the honor to bo a member of this Con- grcRS who will hesitate to approve Burh action as may be required by a propor regard for the dignity of the body to which we belong, and of the people whose representatives we are." At the close of his speech Mr; Perkins expressed the wish that the resolution might be adopted "without de-. bale and without dissent and this was done. What the action of the Committee will be of course, nobody knows. And whatever it may be the incident Is extremely regretable. Of course the Presideiit was mIsUken In saying that the chief reason given for the restriction put dpon the use of the Secret Service was the unwillingness of Congressmen themselves to he Investigated. The facts are these: For many years a force of Secret Service men. detectives, has been maintained in the Treasury Department for the detection and punishment of conntei^ felters. Two years ago by express act this same force was charged with the responsibility of protecting the person of the President Last year, however, it was found that members of the force had been detailed to other Dbpartments and were bein^ used promiscuously without the authority of law. In presenting the appropriation bill to defray the expenses of the service last year a paragraph was Inserted providing that the Service should be limited strictly to the uses authorized by law. That is all there was to it. It was simply along the line of limitations which are placed upon appropriation bills at every session of Congress to make sure that the money appropriated for a given purpose is not expended for some other purpose. Undoubtedly the President was misled In regard to the mat- tor and It Is to he hoped that the incident will ho closed with as little discussion as possible. • • • Chief among all the distinguished visitors In the CapiUI this week has been the President-elected. Mr. Taft He has been the centor of Interest, social, political and legislative and has put In some mighty busy; days. An<nng the many conferences which he held with his friends none Was regarded with more Interest naturally thnn that with Speaker Cannon and with the W/ays and .Means Committee. The enterprising newspapers of the CaplUl and perhaps some throuehout the country generally have been endeavoring to make it apiiear that there was « wide breech l)etween Mr. Taft and the leaders of the House of Representatives In the matter of tariff revision and that it was likely to come to open warfare when the new tariff bill was brought out. I think f have remarked In some prev lous letter that all this talk was with out foundation and the event proves that to have been tbe case. I talked personally '%Ith Mr. Taft after he had met first with Speaker Cannon and later with the Committee on found tbe Speaker.ud:atn tbe Bepnl^ Upn Jfembers df .tbe WAya and MiMuilii temmlttee thoroughly In aetord wl(B hli ownddea that tberalabouM be:i , complete and eomprehisnfiTe revlaloii [of the tariff and that be 'bad no doubt that tbe bill wta«n It was completed would be entirely'aatlsfketory to tbe country because .it would carry out in abaohito good faith the pledge of the Republican'National Platform. Mir. I Taft issued a public sUtement to that effect in the course of which he took occasion to say that this Committee bad already taken up three times as much evidence on the tariff schedules than had. ever been Uken by any pre- viom Committee for the revision of the Uriff and that every phase of the subject was being fully brought out It would seem as if this ought to put an end to the fantastic Ules which have been going around to the effect that the tariff Hearings have t>een a mere farce. • • • The death of Mr. Nelson P. Accrs. although not unexpected, cannot but bring sincere 8ont)w to all who ever knew him. My own recollection of him foes back to 1874-75 when as, a boy I conceived the highest admiration for the man who seemed to be able to do so easily whatever be under took. In his youth, in the prime of his physical and menUI strength, few men were more personally attractive than Nelson P. Acers. His handsome fhead and face, his graceful bearing, his sUlwart figure, the ready and In-. fectious laugh, the cordial simplicity of his manner, his gift of narration and quickness of wit made him one of the nu >8t delightful of men and won him friends without any apparent effort on bis own. part 'He was public spirited and ready always to contribute his utmost to any underUklng that promised to make: lola S' pleas- inter place to live In ora better place In which to do business. The city owes him grateful remembrance and he will never be forgotten by those of us who were associated with I him In the old days, the good old days when everybody knew everybody else, C. F. S. GRANT TEMPORARY INJUNCTION Anti-Trust LJiw People Win the First Round'In Neosho County. FOOD FOR A YEAR Meals tOk Bidter.. V Es«» ' VceetaMes. 300 lit. ZtOql*. 100 OK. 27 doz. SOOlM. This rqiresenfs a fak ralion. for a man KH ' one year. ' But some people eat and eat and yet tninner. This means a defectivediflestionand irasattaUe food. A one<loIlar bottle of - equals in Miu^fiing^^ ten poundtof mfal. • ypl^r Tfie Chanute Tribune says: Judge James W. Plnley today Isau- led a temporary Injunction restraining any and ail of the officers of Neosho county who have anything to do with collection of taxes from trying to collect from D. M. Kennedy of this city the sum of $1828.19. Mr. Kennedy claims that the tax was illegally laid against him and th« temporary injunction wi|l remain in force until the final determination of the case- which he has brought to ten:. the matter. The case will be tried at the February term' of district court Mr. Kennedy, through his attorneys, Jones & Held, asked for a restraining order when he first file 1 the case. Unless one had bes i granted on or before next Sunday, he would have :o pay a penalty, in case the court de cides that he has been li-golly t-ixtd. le penalty Itself would be no small 4um. The law provides that 5 per cent shall be added on tax».< ;iot paid by December 20ih, and 5 per cent of the amonnt which the company has assessed against Mr. Kennr.dy is $90. Therp is one feature of th«? case which Is unusual and peculiar to ihis sUte. Sheriff M. U Ogg is among th-? county officials against whom the restraining order rests. The papers to be served on Mr. Ogg were issued to the county coroner, the coroner, being the man, under the Kansas law. who looks after notifying the sheriff of .•».ll procee (<ingB brought against him. The taxes in controversy were lev led against Mr. Kennedy because of mortgages found recorded In his name March Ist He Inshju. that ho did not. own them, having transferred them before that timo, but the county assessor placed them In his lilt of personal property. The mort gage amounted to $95,480, and the county assessor added 60 per cent to this amount making the total valua ion $143,220. RKO.^i'IllTIH VICTI.V. LIUIe Daairbler of Mrs. Hastings of FlleWinnr .Sufferrd for Years— Conld not Attend School Winters. COMPLETELY (^rRED BY VIXOL. "For many years my IHtle daughter suffered from bronchitis. E^very winter she was out of school ayyre than she was In. iintll< at last 1 bad to Uke her out of Echool entirely. W« had one of the best doctors in the city, and while he would bring her out of the acute attacks all right they kept occurring. At last she got.80 very bad that it did not seem as though she could sUnd any more spells. Knowing that Vinol had cured my little nephew of congestion of the lungs I decided .to try it for my daughter, i did so and could soon see a great difference. She took four bottles In all and it has oomplete'jy cured her. That was a year ago. and site has net had an attack' of broncliltis rince and se^ms strong ind vvell." Mrs. J. B. Hastings, ntcbburg. Mass: The reason-Vinol i^ so successful in such cases is because it contains, tonic iron together with all of the healing, medidnal and body-boilding elements of ^cod liver oil actually taken frant frdrti cods livers,—but no oil-to upset, the'•tomach iond reUrd ftii^wo'rlt':'It'doea.not taate of oil and cblldren Sdvelt ;i^: Vlnbl tidle to benefit a ,ny case for:i^bld» ttia reoouoiended>e will "'^riWeyw' cent i«Ud ui Lfk jintiit ttuairmntee; we i*d6:4tO« 'fcodr 8. R. Burre roi*: two CAR LOADS ^ We just received last Saturday two cars of furniture from eastern factories, which have been ordered for wdeks. Our holiday scoods were in these cars and we're compelled to make prices that will dispose ot these in the few remainiiig days. All you have to do i.s to the button. The^djiistniHnt i« guaranteed never to get out of tix. Upholstered in real leather, imitation leather, verona and velour. Prices all reduced. i Beautiful $4 00 Rfed Rocker, almost exactly like this AA QF cut, reduced to. O^idw This is a nice clean rocker with large roll arms and large roll seat. This big Boston Leather Turkish Rocker, only $9.85. This is a large roomy Rt -cker with spring SHat and back, with % heavy fringe around the base. The rockers set on s base and arc held in place by large .steel coil springs. Uf)holstered in Boston imitation leather. Ought to bring $10.00, Christmas sale Ar' P"«e :0"iOa This $27.50 genuine Leather Hocker, only $23.50 This is a.big soft springy rocker with deep seat, large roll arms and wrings. Also has deep ruffle all around the,scat upholstered in real AAII PA leather, only O/jiOU, Another about the same size, only.; with a plain back, regular AI— 122.50, only $17,75 This Beautiful $22.50 Buffet, now $18.50 Notice the large linen drawer and the three smaller drawers. Two doors with frostud glass. Large French bevel plate mirror, oval shape and two small shelves. The legs yoa notice are not straight sticks f awed out, but very neatly shap* ed French legs. Truly a great value at All other Buffets and Sideboards, accordingly reduced in price. ||^« - A beautiful assorlinent of 50 pictures, in heavy gilt frames, l/l/^Tf f t^OC with gold bamishes, glass, wire and all ready JT IVJbttI V 'J t„ Sold everywhere for |3.50 to 14 OJ. Are xeally beauties. Until Chriatmas, or while'they last, half pHce ||||| | Totol Official t'eiint ef Late Election lias Been jUde l^p. The Kansas City Journal says: New York, I3ec. 16.-JTBe total popular vote of the presdential candidates at the' last national election was made known today in an official form by the filing of the last of the official votes, that of Michigan. The total shows the following votes cast: — • Taft, Kepublican, 7,637,676; Bryan, Dit. 6.393,182; Debs, Socialist, • 447,bDi: Chafin. Prohibition, 241.252; Hisgen, Independence, 83,186; Watson PopuUsu 33.871; Gilhaus, Socialist Labor, 15,421. TotaS for all candidates, 14,852,239. This exceeds by 1,341,531 the total number of votes cast In th» presidential. elecUon ot 1904, when the grand total was 13,510.708. Compared with the 1904 election, the candidatesof the Republican, Deni ocratic and Socialist parties increased their vote this year. The reverse is true of the Prohibition, Populist and Socialist Labor parties. ' Most of the Gain Bryan's. The biggest difference in a party vote is shown in an increase for Bry-an of 1,315,211 over the total .vote cast in 1901 for Alton B. Parker, the Democratic candidate. Taft received 14.190 votes more than were polled for President Roosevelt in 1904, and Debs ran 45,368 ahead of bis predecessor on the Sodafct ticket. The heaviest loss is shown by the Populist party, which, wfth the same candidate registered 83,312 votes less this year than in 1904, when its total vote was 117,183. The Prol^lbitlonist candidate, Chafin, ran 17,234 votes behind the .1904 mark of his party. Uilhaus, the Socialist Labor candidate, received only about 50 per cent of the ' vote given to Corrigan, which was 31,249, In the previous presidential race.' New York, 870,070; Pennsylvania, 745,779. and Illinois. 629.932, gave Tail the greatest unniber of votes among the states, while us to Uryan the onler was. New York. 667,408; Ohio, 502,721, and Illinois. 450.810. Hhere Hiogen Uot IIIH. • The votes cast for Taft and Bryan wero almost Identical in number In two states, namely, Maryland and Nevada, in the first mentioned, Taft received 111,253 and Bryan 111.117, and In the other, 10.214 and 10 655, respectively. Debs received his largest vote In Pennsylvania, 39.913; IlHnois, 39,711. and New York, 38,451. Vermont was the only state in which not,a single vote was cast for the Socialist candidate. Delaware gave, him only 75 votes. Hisgens vote in New York, 35,817, and in his own state, Massachusetts, 194237, together formed nearly two- thirds of all the votes he received in the whole country. In six states not a vote was cast for him. Nine states registered not a single vote for the Prohibitionists' candidate. The Socialist Labor candidate received votes in only thirteen states, and in only nineteen states were votes cast for Watson of the Populist party. COLLEDGE TO COME Next Number of Y. M.- C. A. Course to be Given Tomorrow Night at • Presbyterian Church. The next number on the Y. M. C. A. lecture course comes Thursday Dec. 17, in the Presbyterian church, at which time Dr. WilUam A. Colledge wlii deliver his lecture, "Sandy's Characteristics." Dr. CoUedge is a 'Scotchman, born in the Highlands and educated In JSd- inl^Orgh. He Is now the head of the department of literature in Armour' Institute, Chicago. His lecture gives a splendid picture of Scotch character and home life, and abounds In wit, humor, pathos and anecdotes of famous Scotchmen. He rcQltcH a gum of poetry and a , humorous story equally well. Including this number there will bo llvf more cntertalomcnts In this course. Tickets for tho remainder of the course can> bo secured of-tho committee, or at the door, or at the y. M. C. A. building. Slnglo admission to this lecture, 35 cents. Season tickets, 11.25. This number will begin at 8 o'clock. Our citizens should encourage this movement by patronizing the course. Secure season tickets. BRAKE UP A GANG But Ohio .Varshal nas Serieasly awd.^ —One of Fire Bobbei^ MUled. Greenwich. O., Dec. 16. —An ui^dei|^ tified man, was instantiy< killed-and Marshal F. C. Woods seriously wbniod- e<i today in a battle of the officer with five men who are.belieVed to be rob- ' hers. Four men escaped, leaving their dead conrpanlon. It is believed the I marshal frustrated a plan io Jjab tWo j-banks and the postoffice. Inside Facts AH6ut«Ciflars.-/ ' Smokers who pay ten. centk' each . ^r cigars that leave a bad taste;, la ix. t^e mouth are beginning to learn that they are victims of the •*free AekV'i The "free deal" simply *" the manufacturers of many poptL,..^^ _ brands of cigars have so theavenKf^TW their product that they can' r**-** ' to give the dealer 100 clgars-^ree every order for 1.000. The^ tS'oae' cigar that has neyer been sold 6n("» "free deal" or ''scheme'': jwilii.-' We ':v refer to the Mercantile Ctgiie.' Ftor*'-% eighteen years the qualltr .of the" ' Mercantile has been, kepi up. The'" dealer makes a naaller'^ioillt on 1 MercanUle bat.on ^a^^ctiOm'iaS

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