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is THE REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA-FIDE CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER PUBLISHED IN ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. VOLUME XI. >r»BER 47. EIGHT PAGES. lOLA, KAS8A8, DECEMBER 19, 1908.—SATURDAY EVEXIXG. KIAHT FISES. PBIOl TWO dm STUBBS ON SCHOOLS <;OVERXOR-ELEt 'T WHITES rOU >TY SUPT. Fl\ST(»>. TO HE WANTS INFORMATION HE ASKS rOMERMXi TEACHERS QUALIFICATIONS, SALARIES, ETC. ItelieTed to Be the Beginnlnp of Move- nient to Recommend Changes in Conduct of Schools of State. Governor-e^ect. \V. n. Stiibbs has written a letter to County Superintendent Mauvie Funston asking for information concerning the schools of the county. Every county superintendent in the state is r»;ceivlng a similar letter. Kvidently Mr. Stiibbs suspects that. district teachers have not gone far enough in school as he says he is informed that of aTlproxi- mately l UUO teachers in the state, less than ten per cent ever graduated from a college, a normal school or university. He says that he regards the edii cation of institutions of j>rinie importance and desires to |iui forth an effort to make the schools more practical and helpful to those -who attend them. It is believed that he hopes to have the educational commission of the state or the legis'.atiire to make more stringent reqiiirenynts this winter touching upon the (luallflcaliuns of teachers. With his letter. .Mr. Stubbs sends a blank list of questions for the superintendent to answer. He wants to know how many five months schools and .sl.x months schools there are. and how many teachers at a salary of $40. U-> and 50 and over. He also asks the superintendent for her opinion as to what should be the minimum salary for competent teachers, what is the best method to secure (|ualified teachers and lo what extent agriculture and domestic science can be. tat^d ^sidi8fact <}^lly in a country or graded ^school. Mrs. F^inston said this morning that she had not had time to answer the letter or give it any attention, and was not now in a position to Mive any information as to' what her answers to the questions submitted would be. However it is believed that the schools jjf A'.len county will compare favorably with any county in the state, fn this connection the following dispatch sent out from Topeka to the Kansas City Journal a few day.s ago may be of interest: Topeka, Dec. \?,.—Written evidence showing the ignorance of: more than 200 rural school teachers is now on file in the office lof the state superintendent of schools. And the striking thing about it is that the ignorance shown is Inexcusable. Whether it v.il! be taken into consideration when these teachers apply again for certificates to teach isn't settled, but if it is many of those teachers will have to hunt jobs on a farm. State Superintendent Fairchild didn't Intend to expose the ignorance of the teachers by design. It just happened so. Seme days ago he decided t6 find out what the teachers of the state thought of the present school books, and directed a circular letter to nearly every teacher In the state. Wanted Rock Bottom Factx. That letter frankly requested the teacher to mark behind each text book in the list whether, in his or her judgment, the present ]>o<>U was better, worse, or on par with thelxwks of the old 8doi>tlon. .Mr. Kairchlld wanted to get at rock bottom facts, so that he could be guided to some extent in the school bof)k controversy that is bound to bob ujj In the legislature this winter. .\s stated, he listed all the hooks In table form and arranged Is so that the teacher could make a check behind each giving his opinion of It compared with the old books. Hundreds of answers have come In and a good per cent of (he rural teachers In passing Judgment ui>on the physics, grammar and history, either say those l)ooks are "•better" or "worse" than the old books. Nearly every rural teacher, .so far makes a. comparison of those three books In I^rticular with the old Iwoks of those texts. Adrertise Their I^orance. Now it happens that the present )ihyBics. grammar and history are the same books that were used before. They were re-adopted by the state text book commission at its last letting. So there is no change whatever In them. And the hundreds of teachers who eittier pronounce them better or worse are simply advertising their ignorance and the worst of it is that it becomes a matter of public record. So far none of the educators in the schools of the big towns has made that blunder. They are up to snuff in their professions and know something about Kansas textbooks, both past and present. It Is.the rural teachers, exclusively, who displayed their Ignorance. "These replies." said Superintendent Falfchlld, "show that the Judgment of many of the rural teachers is worthless as regards the character of the t«zt books. However, soioe of the ra- WHAT COMMISSIONERS WANT. The Enactment! the State Association Desires. Thp State Association of County Commissioners which held the annual meeting at Hutchinson this week, desire the following legislative enactments: / "That rebates and the law providing therefore on the last half of the tax should be repealed. "That the law fixing the duties of county assessors should be so amended as to be more definite and certain and provision.s should be made prea crlbing th? manner in which county assessors and deputy assessors may be removed for the failure to perform their duties. "That the statutes of the state ought to be so amended ar. to make the terra of a county corami.ssloner six years instead of four, and the legislature is memorialized to .so change the law. "That the board of county commissioners in counties having a population of less than 2.5,000 shonld be monthly instead of quarterly and such change I.s ashed at the hands of the legislature." The commissioners also agrefjd upon a scheduV of .salaries for county commissioners. The new schedule wouhl give the commissionerR in Crawford county and all counties with a population of .'.O.tiflO or more a sal ary of 11.200 per annum. The smaller counties are scaled down the minimum boim $.".00 per year and mileage. TO BRING BIG CROWD GO-DEVILS COMING TO lOLA WITH ENTHUSIASTIC BUNCH. Say Manager "Skeet" Ellis Tried to "Skiff Them.—Are Practlclnfl for the Fray. ral tSMben are right op to <Ute. Bat YcH. there will be n footbaJj game hen- Christraas da.v. The Trip'ets are ready and eaeor for the bout while nc^ordlng to the Chanuto Trib- unp thf Ho-Devlls are planning for effective iiraftlce betweoti now and the flay of the contesf. The Tribun'! says: There has hi^en some talk that the Chanute Go-Devils will not go to loin Christmas day for a return g.-ime of football. This was all a mi.=itol\e. The i^n Dorils are going to ." JC "-; reveiisio. ar.i will resume <?=9Ta' •),'ictlce at oncf in preparation for jb'^ bis event. Dave Peterson asks the Tri',-.;n? (o announce th.tr all memhifr.i < . t; squad are c-xpected to be at .XibleM" park next Sunday afternoon at 2":o o'clock for practice. This is atom (he first opportunity that the burcb will have to get together. The team Is composed of home young men. all of whom a-e employed here. Manv of them work in stores and cannot get off evenings this week, because of It being Santa Fe pay day week, also just the week before Christmas. Sunday afternoon, however, arrange ments will be made for signal practice each evening next week up to the day of the big g.nme. so as to put the squad in condition to humb'e lola's pride. The locn: players have done no gridiron work since the game with lola on Thanksgiving day. This was won hv the tenni from uii the line by the score of 11 to 'i. The lola team was fh*" only ti-am that won from the C,n Di'vils all season, and the Chanute team Is the oirly one that .scored on the lola team a'l season. Chanutfs »co.-e was made by I>ixon. who picked up and carried over the line a fumbled punf. The Chanute team surprised the lolans Thanksgiving day. They came down, not oiil.v confident of winning, but sure that thi> score would be at least 20 to (i in their favor. They start ed off fast, and made an earned score the first ffw tnlnutcs of play, but af ter that th«; Chanute mt>n solved their formations, and th«» two scon-s that w<>re made afterwards wore just happen -SOS. The talk that the Go-Dovlls would not go to lola arose from a rumor which became prevalent here that Jola hail niat"hed a game with another team. The Go-Devi's thought, tf this were so. it would let them out. and talked of disbanding. As .soon as lola beard this, there was perturbation In its camp. "Skeet' Ellis came down to Chanute on the first train to learn the factrs. He was glad to find out that Chanute was readv to stand by Its agreement for a return game in lola in consideration for the one here. Ellis talked somewhat discouragingly of the lola team's prospects. His remarks sounded like the stories that are sent out from the rival camps of Missouri end Kansas before time for the big annual Thanksgiving match. The Chanute players are not letting what "Skeet" said Influence them to any great degree. They have mea-jur- ed themselves against the Ida players and know that they are wortby antagonists. It is expected that a big crowd of rooters irill accompany tbe Go-Devils wbea thejr inrada tbe enemy's ooun- try. The att«i>d«iice At~ the gun* POISON Ifi A MEAL TIVO .VAY DIE FROM EATI.\G CA.V- NED .HEAT .\ND VEGETABLES. BODIES FOUND UNCONSCIOUS A .NEIGHBOR DISCOTERED JOHN YEISLEY AND WIFE NEAR DE.4TH. T - •• ""'-ITAX SEASON CLOSES Data recorded at local office, V. S. Weather Bureau yesterday, todaj-. and a year ago: Yesterday Yr. ago 2 p. m 31 28 4 p. m 30 31 6 p. m 29 29 8 p. m 2.". 26 10 p. m 2-i 24 12 midnight 24 23 Maximum temperature 33 y.2 Minimum temperature 23 21 Precipitation 7 i). m 0 tj Today Yr. ago Husband Made an Effort to CaU for .l.Hsislance But Fell Prostmte Upon n Bed Room Floor. When Mrs. 'George Freeman, a neighbor, went to make a call at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Yeisley. In West IjaGrange, near Gas City at 8 o'clock this morning, her knock at the door for admission was tmanswer- ed. Mrs. Freeman felt certain that the Yelsley's were at home and sus- plcloned that .something might he wrong. When a party of neighbors entered the house, the body j of Mr. Yeisley was found lying upon the floor In a bed room, while Mrs. Yeisley was In bed, apparently sleeping. Being unable to arouse either Mrs. Yeisley or her husband, it was believeid that the couple had been asphyxiated by pas and a physician was hurriedly summoned. After an examination the doctor said that Mr. and Mrs. Yeisley were suffering from ptomaine poisoning and that gas had nothing to do with their condition. About noon today .Mr. Yeisley regained consclouRness. hut Mrs. Yeis- 'ey failed to respond to treatment and was still unconscious late this afternoon. The physician in attendance believes that Mr. Yeisley has a slight chance to recover but says that Mrs. Yelsley's recovery Is extremely doubtful. A Supper of Canned Goods. At supper last evening, the physician learned. Mrs. Yeisley served portions from cans of hominy, tomatoe.i and meat. It was from this feed that h&~(^6clor belleYes pfoniaine polsoji- Inp resulted. Mr. and Mrs. Yeisley had partaken heartl'y of the supper and it seems that the pol.son did not take effect until late at night when thev had retired. When stricken with Illness. .Mr. Yeisley had apparently made an effort to call for aid but fell prostrate on the floor before hp reached the door. Mrs. Yeisley fell into a stupor from which it .seem-s she cannot be awakened. .At this time, both Mr. and Mrs. Yeisley are alive, but in a critical con dition. 24 2 a. m 4 a. m C a. m 22 8 a. m .23 10 a. m 20 12 noon 36 Precipitation. 7 a. m 0 22 23 23 24 30 34 It PENALTY IS SITPOSED TO GO ON AFTER TODAY FOR DELINQUENTS THE SANTA FE PAID $10,000 THE PRAIRIE OIL & GAS CO. PAYS ONE.HALF UNDER PROTEST. The Total for Ve.stordny Reached iiil.-.,(MM)—The Total for Any One Day Was Ahont $19,(Mlfl. A BUSINESS MOVE SAYS BOIRNE IX EXPLAINING HIS S.iLARY BILI.. Thinks President of United Slates Should <let US .Much us Men in Other LIni's of Business. Washington. Dec. 19.—Kxplaining his bill Increasing the salaries of the president and vice iiresidenf. Senator John IJourne. .Ir., of Oregon, today said that aside from all sentiment In the matter, he is of the opinion that the nmn who is big enough to be president of the L'nited States, the big gest corporalicn in the world. Is certainly as big In the business of the government as a ral'road president or manager of a manufacturing combination, and should be paid, as a business proposition, what the demands of tbe position indicate as a fair compensation. Iloiirne's bill proposes the president shall receive a salary of one htin dred thousand dollars and the vice president fifty thousand. TESTED THE LAW Case Brnneht in .\Iissonri Court Proves Scientist liraiers .May Praetice In .Missouri A BRICK ADDITION Kelly Decides Today to Make More Improvements op the Cataract Hotel. When Ira Kelly, of the Cataract hotel, arose this morning, the first thing he did was to gs out and see bow the work of repairing the little office on the south side of the main bnllding was progressing. "Not so bad, but not good enough,' he said, as his eye ran over the Im provements imder way. 'I guess 1 mieht as well do this rlcht while I am at it." he continued as he stopped the men In the midst of their work. In a period of n few minutes he had decided to put up a brick addition, covering the lof on which the woo<l building stands. It will be two storien high and will add elcht more rooms, all of them with a private bath. Thl.*; gives him .10 rooms In the hotel or 10 with prl\-ate Ijaths. The addlton. to- isether with the Improvements now going on such as a new tile floor, a nio-e convenient stairway ami a private office will make the hotel on<' of the best In this part of the state. THOSE WANDERING CARS. An Uniuccessful Telegraphic Search For Electric Line Rollins Stock. Wliere are my wand'rlng cars tonight The cars of my tend'rest care? Go bring them to me—ain't this a fright? Of cars, I've ;got Just one pair. (With fee'lng—» Oh. where are-my cars tonight? Oh. where are my cars tonight? -My heart o'erflows. I long for repose! Am I Buffaloed tonight? He bought the cars in Buffalo. Perhaps this is the trouble. Buffalo, you know—well, you know what it Is to be Buffaloed—so the cars which were scheduled to arrive here on last Monday and go Into service to replace those which were burned In the.car barn fire several weeks ago, are not here yet. And Lee Massengale, general manager of the lola Klectrc rall- wav '« working operators overtime seekins the lost rolling stock. He sent a telegram this morning. On( that ought to provoke a reply, or a light—4nd he expects to locate thost cari—oh, some time soon. To Visit MotlMr. Mr*. Bd. DntfM ivid ffB. I^«)U Warrensburg. Mo.. Dec. 19.—There is no law in .Missouri prohibiting the practice of healing by members of the Christian Science church, according to a decision handed down here this morning by .ludgo Herry Thurmond in the circuit court. The case was brought iij) to test the law and .Mrs. Lena .\. Jacard, and Theresa .M. Hay- Aood prominent Christian Science practitioners of Kansas City, were defendants. Information had been filed against the defendants by ICwing Cockerell. prosecuting altcrnev of this county, who is a son of Francis .M. Cockerell. a member of the interstate commerce commission. The tax paying season closes tonight at twelve o'clock. December 20th, is officially the last day, but as tomorrow is Sunday the season will end tonight. The county treasurer's office has for several days past been one of the. most popular places for public gatherings In town. Yesterday and today there has been barely standing room in the office, many holding off in the payment of their taxes until the very last. As a result the treasurer's force Is very busy. In fact they have hardly taken time to go to their meals. Today the receipts will probably be larger than any day yet. One of the first payments this morning was that of the Santa Fe road which paid In approximately $10,000. The Katy and Missouri Pacific paid some time ago. Yesterday about $15,000 was paid In. $4000 of which was from the Prairie Oil & Gas company, half the amount due from them. They, like others this year, paid under protest. The record for any one day wa.s reached some time ago when the receipts aggregated $19,000. Of this amount the Kntv paid In $15,000. County Assessor Schafffer fame up this morning to be present at the closing up of the tax paying season. Many of the tax payers find fault with their assessment and taxes and Mr. Sbhnffner was here to explain to them •f.ow It happened." v - TO POSH THE SOIT Iladley Won't Hear Any More Testimony From Defenne in Harvester Ouster Case. .lefferson Clt.v. .Mo.. Dec. IC.—Attorney General Hadley announced today that he has notified the attorneys for the liiiernallona! Harvester company of .\merlca. that the slate will hear no further testimony In the ouster suit which the niorney general Is prosecuting agaiui't the cdiicern on the ground of violation of the anti-trust laws of .MIssfMirl. The case for the state will •bus rest upmi the evld»'nce of the officials < f the ib'feiidaiit rdmpany .solely. FELL DOWN STAIRS D. H. Mitchell Bumoed Along Stairway From Second Floor of the Shannon Building. Schoonover Talked. The students as well as the faculty of the Gamett High School was delighted this momlng to have with them Judge Manford Schoonover who gave, them one of his always enjoyable addresses. Mr. Schoonover gave the students a series of historical ta'ks last winter and perhaps no one has ever more interested a high school with a series of short talks like Mr. Schoonover.—Garnett News. BODY TO ASH GROVE .Miss Maples. Wilbur Cannan's Be- trnthrd. Nearly Prostrated by His Untimely Deallu HOLIDAY TRADE |S ACTIVE. Better Than Similar Season of 1907, Except in the South. New fork Dec. 19.-R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of trade today says: Holiday trade is active, most sections reporting a substantial Increase over the volume of a year ago. and where weather conditions are favorable there is a good retail movement of seasonable merchandise. Wholesale and Jobbing bouses do about the customary amount of business for this time of year. Forward spring contracts have been most encouraging, many mills and factories having good orders for shipment during tbe next three months, and there is still more or' less idle machinery in the leading industries. (Mercantile collections are prompt for tbe season and trade shows a tendency to Improve gradually. Reports are especially encouraging from the Central states and the northwest. INSURGENTS HAPPY CROWING ABOUT FUSS HOUSE RULES. OVER CHAMP CLARK IS WARY WILL WAIT FOR REPUBLICANS TO MAKE FIRST MOTE. STII.L CONSIDERS LIBEL SUIT. Attorney General Says Panama Pnr- rbase Has Not Been Dropped. Wnshinglon, Dec. 19.—.\fier today's cabinet meeting and a subse- 'juent conference witli the president, Attorney General Bonai)arte said that the department of justice still had under consideration the question of prosecuting those persons whom the president considered guilty of criminal libel In connection with publications regarding the Panama canal purchase. PROSPECTSAREGOOD PEOPLE OF MORAN NOW THINK CEMENT PLANT SURE THING. Committee Was Appointed Night Before Last to Continue Soliciting Stock in Proposition. The body of J. Wilbur Cannan. brother of .Mrs. Anna Kverly of this city and who was killed In the cement plant at Chanute Wednesday night, was shipped to Ash Grove. .Mt>.. yesterday for burial. His sweetheart. Miss Ida Maples, who came through lola day before yesterday enroute to Chanute. together with the unfortunate man's two brothers, accompanied the body to Ash Grove. The Chanute Tribune says: .Miss .Maples arrived In Chanute lust even Ing on (he plug. She was terribly affected by the cruel fate which had be- fa.'len her l>elrothed. and had difficulty In ri-conclUng herself with the situation. She begged to be allowed lo see her lover's corpse. His brothers jnd sisters, who seems to think as inu,h of her as If she was one of them hesitated lo comply with her request, but she would not be gainsaid. When she came to look upon her sweetheart his appearance was so different from the picture che had of him III her memory, that she broke down utterly and would not be comforted. She passed a wretched night, alternating l>etw«en begging to see her lover's l>ody and then collapsing It the sight. CHRISTMAS GIF TTO EUROPE. D.' H. Mitchell, an elder'y gentleman in the employ of tbe Shannon Hardware company sustained a number of severe bruises this morning by a fall from the second story of the building. Mr. Mitchell was on tbe landing at the head of the stairway when he tripped and fell down the stairs to the first floor. Fortunately there were no bones broken but he was bruised about tbe shoulders and body to such an extent that he wl'l be unable to work for a short time. ROBBERS GOT S3000 state Bank of Cresco, IVebraRka. t^red— VulU of InstitntloR Were Demolished to Secire Booty. Lincoln, Nebr.. Dec. 19.—Rbbbers aat night raided tbe SUte Bank of :3re»co, 18 miles north of here, over- More Than $5,000,000 American Mon ey Sent Through New York. New York. Dec. 19.—More than $5. OrtO.OOO in money orders was sent to forelen countries through the port of New York between December 2 and December 16. when the last of the Christmas money remittance ships sailed. The amount was sent In 432.875 International money orders, more than twice as many going to Great Britain and Ire'and as to any other country while Italy, Sweden and Germany came next. To and From Bronson. Miss Eva Ireland was in lola Saturday and Sunday, visiting ber alster, Mrs. S. A. Card, and having dental work done. • • • Miss Beulab McCarty visited her sister, Mrs. Pearl Orbl- son. of lola. Saturday. • • • Miaa Thornton of Iota, returned home Monday after spending several days with her oousln. Fred Le^. and other relatives. • • • Jake Hitter made a bnsi- oess trip to lola Wedneaday.—Broo- After hjirlng given hope of landing the cement plant. Moran Is enthusiastic again and believes the enterprise is a sure thing. This Is due largely to the fact that the people behind the movement have bought gas rights. Referring to the late developments in the plans to land the plant, the Moran Herald says: J. Noldie. of Saint Ix)uls, and Mr. Holliday, of Holden, Mo., two of the main promoters, were here yesterday and met a few of the men last night They are not satisfied with the finan clal interest the peop'e here are tak ing in the cement plant, which, if it comes, means more to the town than most of the people, optimistic as they may be. realize. He thinks from look ing over the bank reports, which show the deposits to be close to $100,000 that a few hundred in subscription, which is all that has been subscribed up to this time, does not make a very strong showing for a town that claims It would like to see an Indus try, such as is proposed, come to the town. Foreign capital, when being told what the town Is doing, where It proposed to locate the plant, object and sav something must be wrong when the peop'e In the community, where It would be a benefit aside from a direct Investment, and advise locat Ing elsewhere. And don't It look that way? There are but few men of capital In Moran, and those who have money are not enthusiastic about investing It In cement stock and those who would have not the capital. That seems to be the situation but It does seem there ought to be at least fifty men who would profit by the location of the plant who would subscribe $100 under the safe plan which they are asked to do. Everybody who subscribes for stock has until February 1. 1909. In which to pay. It Is paid to the Moran State Dank and deposited there with the deed of the form. It will probably take two years In which to complete the plant and If not hullt the monev subscribed for stock Is to be refund hid. That Is the contract "and termr upon which Moran people are asked to become Interested. A committee of three was annolnt- ed last night, to continue Soliciting stock. The committee is composed of Dr. DeLong. E. D. Rapp and J. D. Moore. Another meeting will be hell Monday night and everirbody who Is Interested Is asked to attend. Let us do all we can to land this Industry which will, when comp'eted and in operation. Increase the population at least three times what If la at present and by its coming encourage other people to come and invest in property -ind business. • Won't Line Up His Party Untn He Sees What Others Will Do- Senate Adjourns, Washington, Dec. 19.—Insurgents against the present rules of the house are leaving Washington for their homes jubilant over the progress they have made In stirring up an Insurrection in the RepubUcan ranks. They will tell the constituents that before the end of the session, the rules will be amended. The new minority leader. Representative Champ Clark, of Missouri, does not feel himself justified in binding his party to any program until he sees how the Republicans will line up. He objects to the forming of an alliance with the Insurgents which he fears may be broken eventually when the majority of them might recognize they are losing and "l^ve the Democrats holding the bag while the Republicans would get all the glory." Senate adjourned at 12 :r >0 this afternoon until January 4th. PETITIONS READY SOON. 'UNLAWFUL Ttf MISREAD TE.STS. Kansas Dalrymea Wut Batter Fats Kent to Stimiai^. Emporia. Kas., Dec. 19.—At the clos "f meetinc of the convention i>t the dairymen of the state here last night I leeialative committee was appointed which prepared these amendments to out before the legislature for adoption: That it be made nnlawful for a eream«r7: emp!oye to nlace cream in 9tt qnaaiiitary plac«: that it be nnlaw­ ful for nny on« to mi«read a teat for bqttir in erMmi that tha lecisla- Opposition to Barnes High School Law Taking Definite Shape. Hon. E. H. Pnnston, chairman of (he county organization of citizens who are opposed to the Barnes high school law and who favor its repeal, with L.. B. Pearson and Thomas J. Anderson, member* of the executive com mittee. has drafted the petition aak- " Ing the' legialBtnre tolepeal thftjc^^ and it will be printed at once. A mein- '"•^ her of the organization In each ward in the city and in each school district in the county will be designated to circulate the petition in his locality and secure signers. The organzation will also, through Its officers, endeavor "to get In touch with other counties throughout the state, where there Is opposition to the Barnes law and ascertain what methods are being employed to stimn- late sentiment in favor of tbe repeal of tbe law. HERE ON HEDGE CASE. The Question Will be Disposed, of at the January Term. U C. Caldwell, of Ihe Marmaton township board, was in town today to see what dispo^tlon was made of the hedse case. This was the action begun by several farmers against the township board of Marmaton to prevent it from enforcing the hedge law. A temporary restraining order was granted against the board and Is now In effect. The case Is to be tried on Its merits In January. SYL DIXON IS DEAD Well Known Promoter of Publicity for Kansas Meets End at 51 Years. Wichita. Kas.. Dec. 19.— Syl Dixon, famous in Kansas for advertising trains from <tbts state Into the east, died here early today. He was flfty- one years old- Syl Dixon was well known here. He spent many days In lola in the Interest of his adx-ertislng trains. His . most successful effort was the Kansas train to the Jamestown Exposition. Mrs. Bollinger Better. Mrs. Wiley Bollinger, who has been 111 for several weeks at the home o. ber daughter. Mrs. AlUe Runyon, at Arcadia, was yesterday reported a.s somewhat improved. Mrs. Bo'linger «ras in a serions condition for some time, but has been gradually improving for some days past. She suffered a slight relapse Wednesday, but had ralIie^d from It yesterday.—Ft. Scott Republican. To Visit Mrs. Mitchell. Mr. Roscoe Parrar. of Mattoon, III., arrived today to visit hia eooain, Mrs. P. 9i Mitchell. Mr. Farrar-ls enroute to Berkeley. California, to aeeept a position as assistant in the agricnl- tural department -Of tbe university of that slate. A Busy. Day for ^nta Claua. The rural Santa Claus put In a hard dav shoooing in loU today. It was quite evident that the little onea who live in the country are to be remembered generously. Aroiind the eoart house park every iiidi of space »TaiI- able for standlos vehicles was taken and the stores were cirowded with shoppers.,

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