Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 28, 1907 · Page 1
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TOL. tX. Ko. m Wbole Ko. <S6«.' SIX PAGES. lOLA, MAMAS, DE^EMBEB 38, mi^ATUSDAY ETENIlCCl. BIX rAGES. FSICB TWO dm BUILD CONTACT BEDS MAT BE BESULT OF SATilTAjBY EXPEBrS T181T HEBE, INSPECTED 1 HE SEPTIC BASIN PBOF. HOAD FOrXD THAT B.\£I>- ivAS GBEATLV OYEBTAXED. City EnKincer InstrncM to Take Xeaswmneiits of Sewage Vilih Tkw of Xakin; ImproTcmcnts. ° As a result of the fnvcstigaUon faf the sewer system by Prof. \V. C. Hoad of the UniversSti" of Kansas, the saul- tary expert of the State Board of Health recently sent here by Dr. J. S. Crumbine at the request of the city, several changes are likely to be made. He' recommended to the city council last night that the city engineer be instructed to make a series of measurements of the out-flow of sewage, and the variations in volume made under dilTerent conditions. It has been found that the amount of effluence Increases enormously after a rain owing to the Infiltration of ground water. The amount of sewage ordinarily for each inhabitant is about 75 to 100 gallons per da.v, generally less, but in Ibla this amount has apparently l)een nearly doubled by the ground water, which leaks in through, defective joints in the sewer pipes; due to bad cementing. The nature of the soil in whicfh some of the pipe is laiii is probably another factor that aggravates this difficulty as the main outlet sewer, the 21-inch pipe on State street, is laid in what is practically a gravel bed. This condition is the cause of what appears to be the insufficient treatment of the sewage: the excess volume causing too high a velocity ol flow in the tanks and not allowing sufficient time to elapse (S to 12 hours) to allow the proper settling of tm purilSea nor the necpssary bacteria, action which llqulfj- the solids in th(, sawage. U also appears tha^ septic t«i>k8 are only a mako- 8htft when a detiree of luirincatlott it> desired that will prevent a iiul««rtne< rr *»t« odo )H aitd that a* a ttnal ooluiion 'of the »ew«K* problem thort^ is likely tu b» Hit InstaUMlon ot cotuitei (MM)* in addttlon to wore tank rcKun. Th« amount ot the flrenm tHAv in Kin. rro*k being tnwiffelent to care for. the sewnlite by dilution to the |>olnt w^>ert it Is Tion -punv.-tciblo. .\ contact beil it seems is a bed ot broken stone or cinders, some ;> to r» feet In depth and coVers about an acre for each Ui.OOO sewer users. The material flowing from the tanks Is allowed to pass on fto these stones which become coated with a la.ver of slime containing: thr myriads of bacteria that convert' thi effluent to a harmless, odorless liquid by oxidiiins it, literally, by bacteria action. Prof. Hoad also emphasized ; the need of proper sewage disposal nieth ods from the data furnished him by Dr. G. C. Glynn from the records of his recently designed sanitary repori system since the first of Septemljei out of the numerous cases of typhoid fever reported, all but two or three arc in the district of no sewer connections. The doctor contends that thl shows conclusively that open close, j and wells with undrained sub-soil are ? a most jtotent influence in the causation of this disease. Prof. Hoad recommended that the city encineer Melvin Amermaa be instructed to fake the measurements of the volume ot sewage which passes into the present tank daily. The council will not be able to take action until these measurements are secured as they will not bo ablt to determine the extent of the improvements. • WTiile 'n the city yesterday Prof. Hoad v:?l'.cd the city power house and examined the city settling basins. He made several suggestions which. If adopted, will greatly benefit the city's water system. He first suggests .'that the water be pumped from the top where it is clear, rathei^ than from thr bottom where the sediment is. as i.s being done at the pj-esent time. T ' do this it will be necessary to instal! what is known as a floating weir. wh>h pumps the water from the top of the basin. He sa s that chemicals used are iti- sulBclent and besides they aJ^ not properly .listributed. Dr. G. C. Glynn, counciln -.un from the First ward, who visited i!;e settling basins with Prof. Hoad, Slid this momliig that Iron sulphate which was being used to clear the water was not the-iiroper chemical and be agrees with Prof. Hoad and will probably take steps to make tbs corrections suggested by the sanitary expert. There will be no great expense attached to the improvements su^ested. THE A. H. T. A. -will meet iii regular sessjcn in. their hall tonight at which time a letter from I^atlonal President. 'WWl In regard to the amonbt of crime in the United States will bie fead. * FOR. RENT—Eight room, modern boase, close in. See Adams &; Bums. 0> KANSAS CUMATE. Walt Mason Writes Tl'ome* on Gooi Points of Snnllower 8Utc Come to this Kan^s land. In your little old batroon; where the summers beat the band, and December feols like ^une. Where the heavens are always blue, and the lephyrs an inccuiie brlnp; wh?re the mbrnings are goninicd with dew. and even the roosters sing. Come to this Kan8 .7s l.md, fron^ worn-out eastern farm: fromj the southern stretches of sand.- where nature views with alarm: come from the western slope, where the fleas eat you up at night; O come to this laiid of hope, where comfort is always ripe. Come to this Kansas! land, from the depths oU the Russian gloom; from the sweltering Asian strand, front the Ottoman realm of dooin; O come from the Arctic night, jistride of a polar bear: but ^me while the sign is righr, and Kansas will treat you fair. A NEW YEAR'S GAME MANAGER PHILLIPS ACCEPTS CHANUTES CHALLENGE. But LaHarpe Incistt That Game be Played At Electric Park. If thL> Chanute ' Co Dovils' will iHMUo to loliv the ull-star I^iHarpt' roo;ball team will moot them at tho Kl«>ctric I'ark on Now >Yoars day. MnnaKor Wonda'l Phillips of the La- Har |H> t<»at«. tolophonwl his awtn 't- anco of the ohalleuRo with tho proviso (on that Chanute shotild m «H >t thorn Ut>lt way or tho gatue to bo played it tho Kli»ctrio Park. , \ntllo Chauulo has |ilay «Hl tho on tljv 8o;»!iou with l>v»t one defeat at\vl Itat w .-ts by tho W.i.-ihbum ci ^llofo. it Is bollovod that Ijttlarpe c .vn p't togc>ihor a to ,-\t« in a i»ook th .-it can koop tliom fnim scorlm; or at least defeat thom. Manager Phillips statoil this morning that l.aHarpe would ';ave a team that woii'd keep thorn from scorin? and their chances for victory were good. Pr?ntis Donald, captain of the last year's Kansas University, and one rtt the preaioFt football players ever known fo tho Universsty. will be in he game and will coach the team. Warren Allen, the high school lad. who did pood work against the Cha lute team last year when LaHarpe defeated them by the score of 5 to 0. will also be in the game. He ha.=! played! a number of games this year ind is in good condition. Almost atl If the old players who formed tho "oest football team in the State of Kansas several years ago, will be in the game. DOCtORS COME HERE lOLA GETS STATE MEDICAL SO tIETV MEETING. TOPEKA STRONG OPPONENT D«. r. S. MITCHELL rSEP PEKSi: ASIVE ARGl'MENT TO COfXriL. SeTrnil Hnntirrd TIsitoni Will Here—.Meeting la May Advertises Town. Be SAMMY MORRIS WOULD SI6X. Indian Twirler Get.« Dnink and Wonid Go on Diamond. Uopiin News.) While base ball managers are in the habit of pursuing players in an effort fo sign them, it is not fj-equ.ntly that one hides from a iilaycr who is anxious to sign up. Manager Fiilman of he Miners did a 'hide-and-go-seek" act for about an hour yesterday, while Old Injun" Sammy Morris, once the idol of .loplin fans, was earnestly seeking the youthfu.1 manager. Sammy had imbibed too fr^By and he thought that once more he would iffix his signature to a JopHn con- ract. He entered the clothing establishment where Fiilman Is employed ind inquired for Johnny. The latter saw the former marvel-and at once sought a hiding place. He crawled beneath a counter while-Sammy said; Where is .lohnny ? I heard his voice, just want to sign up for next season." Sammy liegan a search over the store for the missing luanager and while his back was turned to the hiding place of the leader of the Miners, the later hastily made a ^sneak for the back door and secured a new hiding place in the alley. Sammy, disappointed in his search, left the store ad monisbing the other clerlu to tel' Johnny that he wished to sign up and that he would agree to .stop drinking f the manager would give him a tryout. The great Indian Is npw down and otit. and last season was unable to even make good with an independent club. He was considered the best twirler in the Western Association three years ago. AddaMe Tkintoa lb *Tlie Glri Frai Oat T(Bderf t«af|«t at the Gnui4 tkeaW^ I -; * lola has landed the meeting of the Stale Medical society for 190S. Dr. P. S. Mitchell returned this morning from Kansas City. Kansas, where he met with the executive council of (he state society carrying with him the good news that lola had won out in its fight to entertain the next meeting of the Kansas State Medical society. It was no'easy job. however, requiring some eloquent and convincing logic to secure the honor. .\t the last meeting of the society It was voted to send the meeting to lola. The executive council, however, has the right fo send tho meeting elsewhere If It sees fit. It was urged by those who did not want to see lola get the meeting that the railroad facilities and hotel accommodations here were such that the meeting should go elsewhere. It became apparent a few days ago that the conncil was being influenced by these arguments, hence the Jocal medical society got busy to land tho inc!etiug. At the lust meeting of tho ctuinty soci^oty it was voted to send Dr. Mitchell to Kansas City, when (ho c«>»iicll met lo deride llio manor dolinlioly. which moolltiK oo- ouvro«l josterday. Dr. .Mitchell arrived In Kansas City to titul that Topeka. I.envon\vorth and I 'other eltl#s wort> making an effort to secur* th»» meetlnK: tt»or<< es))eelKUy Jtho Wrat uaa&v<l town. They untnd (hat lola c«<ul«l not eiiterlaln tho delegates who will nuntber several htm dr «Hl ttttd that the rallri>«d isutueclloMs wore not such as to bo o«»uvonlont (or dolog.itis over tho state. Dr. Mitchell thou (old tliotu why they should como to lola. Tho meot- Ing has never been held here. The ioc;il society Is very strong and doing effective work. The hotel facilities are an\ple after considering the fact rh.it the now Portland hotel will l>o complrtod by the time of the convention, riiorp are eigbfen trains run- uitii; m an'', out of lola a day. These irc sonic of the reasons stated by Dr. .Mltrholl why the meeting should come I'orc. The council consists of eight mem- :icrs but only five were present. When ihe matter was put to a vote, three were in favor of sending it to lola. Durir.;.; the progress of the discussion. Dr. J. H. Hindman. of Humboldt, drop pod in and used his influence to bring • he meeting here. The state society Is to convene May 6 and 7. An elalwrate program Is jelf.g prepared and one of the best t-^s.-;ioi.s in the history of the society i; ).remised. Many of the delegates will bring their wives so that several i.unt'itd people will bo here at that imo. The meeting will serve as a means of ad\'ertising the town. LUTHER TATE IS ACQUITTED. Jury Found Him Not Guilty of Dis- turbanca Charge. Luther Tate, who was given a jury tria' in Justice Hough's court yestcr- (lay on a charge of drunkenness and disturbing tho peace, was acquitted. I 'ooi Tate and Mrs. Ed. Laster. who were arrested on the same charge were released on bond and will be tried Monday morning. PHYSICIAN DIES OF LOCKJAW. DiagnoanI Onf^'ase and Did It Correctly. Chicago, Dec. 28.—Dr. Joseph K. Piesen. a department 8ui>er- tntendent employod by a Chicago packing Ann. died last night of lockjaw resulting from a fracture of the nose which occurred a week ago. Dr. PIcsen fell down a stairway In the lab- orato'v of the packing plant. The rkln over the nose- was broken and the wound became Infectel with tetanuB germs. On Cbiistntas eve tho physician was suddenly stricken with lockjaw. He diagnosed his own case, and with the aid of pencil and paper, directed his family to send him to a hosiiltal. llc^ then sent for a lawyer and made his will. During his illness he constantly joined with the hospital physicians in their consultations, and gave it as his opinion several days ago that he would not recover. Tho Immediate cause of death was said to Ite heart failure following a convulsion. WRITES HIS EPITAPH IN HIS WILL HEY. J. M. LOYE ALSO PKOYIDES FOR HIS TOMBSTONE. And If Widow or rnmarried Dantrhter Marry, They Will >at Rerelre His Edtate, Valned at ^m. Kantyi;; City. Doc. "S—Tho will ot the Kov, J. M. U>vo of Mount Wa>;h- Ingtou. who died in Coliuubus Junction, O.. last Saturday, was proliateU yestertlay. Hts entire estate, VMIUIHI at |r>.00<>, was left to hts widow, Mrs, |^)|ibnrla C. T.two. iwd an uutnarrle«l daughtor. Miss lir»»w \AW\\ on ctwdt t Ions. If ouo of thorn xhould marry, n Is* provldoti thill tho oslato go to the >ihor. If both of thorn marry, his osiiHo is to bo divdrd et|ually among hl.s iliroo iiiarrliHl dauglitor.<<. Otlior- wlso. each of tho married daughters arc to rocolvo only |.'>0. .Miss I»vo Is an invalid and it i.s thpught that this fact lnnuenco<l Mr. Love when he made his will. In the will ho asked that his widow care for her. He also told of $.-)00 which he had placed in a safety deposit vault. This, he said, was not to be touched except "in the last extremity." Regarding his burial and tombstone. .Mr. Love left niinpte instructions. He specifiod the lot in Mount Washington where he should be buried and asked that a granite shaft four feel high and two feet square at the ba.sc be erected over the grave. He pre- jiared this inscription: • John Wesley Love. • • March 9. 1834. . 190—. • • .Minister. Reformed Church • • of the rnite<l States. • 1S62-19—. • • Faithful fntll Death. • Mr. I»ve was formerly pastor of St. Paul's Reformed church of this city. The three niarrio<l daughters who sur- ive are: Mrs. W. M. Montgomery and .Mr.x. L. R. Ha.^.sig. of this city, and Mrs. L. C. Ilarnish. of tola, Kas. TREDWAY NOW LIFE MEMBER. Allen County Man Honored by SUte Horticulturalists. J. T. Tredway, of LaHarpe. and Allen county's representative in the legislature, was yesterday elected a llf<> member in the State Historical soci- ty. as a testimonial of his services to Kansas horticulture. . Mr. Tradway has taken an active Interest in the work of t>oth the Allen county and the State societies for ye.'irs. The State society will close its itession at Topeka today. MRS. K. C. Reynolds is friends in Oklahoma City. ° TisIUng Krause Son's Restaurant will senre fried rabbit tor supper t<MiIsht. Rev. I»vc former'y lived here and is well known to many lola people. 3-CENT PIE THE LATEST. Ice Cream, Sandvn'ches or Coffee the Same Price in Tom L.'a Town. Cleveland. Dsc. 2S.—Three-cent sandwiches. 3-cent pieces of pie—now the 3-cent reform has made its way to the city parks. Determined to bring about a change in the time-honored custom of selling sandwiches, pie cuts^ coffee and ice cream at a minimum rate of 5 cents, members of the board of public service at a meeting in Director Leslie's office today, decided to throw out «all of the bide for park privileges that have been received and readvertlse under a new and rate slashing set of specifications. The new specifications will fix the prices of ice cream dishes at 3 and 5 cents and the same rates will app'y to pie cuts, sandwiches and coffee. SCRAP IN THE NAVY BBOW.\SO> WOILD >0T TRAXS- MIT GE.XERAL ORDERS. HE GAVE UP ADMIRALTY TROCBLE MAY BE E.NDED BY A.N ACTION OF CONGRESS. Admiral Bronason Refused to Transmit Orders From Roosevelt to Hare Bixey Command YesseL MRS. EMMA White, of Blue Mound, and Miss Jessie White, of tola, mother and sister of Mrs. Fred Scott, returned to their homes yesterday after spending Christmas here.—Gamett Newa. . . :. Washington, I>ec. 28.—Not since the day preceding the i )a8sage of the personnel law ten years ago has the feel ing between line and staff of the navy been so acute as it is today atf the result of a refusal of Admiral Brown- oon to transmit orders from his superior officer, the i>resident of the Unit ed States, assigning a naval surgeon to command vessels in the navy. In the case of the personnel act, it was Mr. Uoosevcit, then Associated cretary of the Navy, who acted the part of pacificator and succeeded In bringing the two warring factions together in supiKirt of the legislation which for a decade past, though a makeshift, has served to maintain peace between the two factions of the navy. In the present instance, however, the efforts of the president to reconcile the surgeons and the line officers has failed and It is probable that tho whole controversy will be threshed out on its merits in congreas. This is much deprecated by conservative otlirors In Inith line and staff, us llkoly to prove iirejudlclal to tho navy '.-i iniorosts as a whole, for they believe that In ordor to succeed In securing from congress the four great >i«tiloshl|is, tho oiulsers, the scouts and subiuarluos which foriu u |iart of the year's itHval osttinatoH, In addltltm to sMMirluK legtslaltun that wlU batter tho lot «>f naval »inci<r« iteriMinally. ho navy must pivsent a unttiHl frt»nt, which can wot bo dotto If just nt tho •oglnDlng of n sossUut lliio and staff iiiv to ougrtBo In a tierce strife. Through tho imlillshctl statoiucnl of Surgeon tJonoral Uixey. the merits of ho doctor's side of the case in this iistanro have be ««n dearly set forth. Anc officers boliove that in common falrnos.s they should also have a hearing. Hut they are in an embarrassed position in that rosjiect. Admiral Drownson preceded his resignation by clear presentation of he reasons why he objected to the as- Igunient of a physician to command a naval ship, oven though that vessel were exclusively de%-oted to hospital use. The statement was submitted to he president, but applications at the White house for this letter arc met with refusal. It is impossible for Admiral Ilrownson or any of his line officers to make public a copy of the letter without incurring the risk of a court-martial on cnarges of disrespect owards their sui )erior officer, the president. So they can only look for change in the executive mind or for the congressional investigation which will develop all the facts. It may be stated. In the absence of the text of Admiral Drownson's letter, hat his objection to the execution of ihe president's order to place a surgeon in command of the hospital ship nelief was twofold. in the first place, like every line officer, he believed that the subordination of' any line officer, no matter how low in grade, to a staff officer on shipboard was bad (lolicy and subversive of naval disciidine. But a stronger objection, in his mind, was that the proj>osed action was clearly illegal, in asmuch as it is forbidden by law or naval regulation to assign a staff officer to command ships. It is only fair to the staff side to state that his is debatable ground and that it would not be difficult to construe the naval laws and regulations In either way. So it is not to be doubted that when the subject comes before congress for con sideratlon the lawyers in that body will fmd material to support either contention. BUBIED IT>DEK MOIHEY. Two Men Hurt In Wreck ol a Load of Cote. Chicago. Dec. 28.—Canvas bags containing gold and silver coin to the amount of half a million dollars were scattered about the corner of La Sillc and Adams street for a short time last night, but they were soon gathered up and taken to a place of safety under the protection of a squad of iralice. An express wagon on Its way from the Northwestern to the La Salle street station with a I<>.-jd of specie, guarded by Harney Terback. Buffalo. N. Y., and Henry Kerker of Chicago, was struck by a street car. Terbaek and Kcrkcr were thrown to the street and the bags of specie on top of them. Terback received a fracture of the skull. Kerker was badly bruised by the heavy bags of money falling on him. Both were taken to a ho.-ipltal. • • IN 0. A. K. LEAGUE lOLA MAY HAVE PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL TEAM. Lee Ma««enga!e to Take Up Matter With Manaoer of the Inde­ pendence Team. EUREKA WON GAME. The Eureka nasket ball team last evening at the Y. M. C. A. defeated the lola High School team, the score being 42 to 27. The game was slow, fast playing and clever work seeme<1 to be a lost art with both teams. Prof. Bliss has arranged for a game on January first between the Eureka team and the Y. M. C. A. team to be played at the Y. M; C. A. Bccbter Wut Aif. BdMg Itmlto.- It Is not entirely improbable that lola may have a franchise In tho Kan t>as Oklahoiua Iwsoball h-uguo this coming season. It has tH'i>u proi>os iHl that a louguo coiuiHwtHi of lola. IMttaburg. I'araous. IndoiK>ndoi»co. Colf«i«yvll'e. WM«k«R »M\ Okla,. B«rtU»»- vtlle. OklH,. niul oth<>r towua. Loo MHssnncalo, su |H <rtn(ott«teui ttt tho loin Rl«>ctrlc railway. W t»w»mlnit In tor\»stod In tho ituittor. and will, to- ttwrrow. In ctmtiutuy with Ra.vmoml Wells, go to litdopondouco. ti> talk tho matter ovor with M. I.. Truby. of that city, who scorns to bo espi'clally In ton>st «d m tho projKjsed league. .Mr. .Ma.ssoiipalo will Investigate 1h-« matter carefully and If he thinks that the league team would pay Its way will take steps to secure a team for lola. The Electric park has a good ball park, where the games would be played. WTien the maintenance ot a ba'l i)ark Is considered in cranection with the lola Electric railway, over which lino tho patrons miist ride to see tho games, it has an encouraging outlook. If the franchise is secured by Mr. Massop^ale it will be controll- t-i*. by the street car line. Mr. Masson;r.n!e ho !)es to know In .•X few days wbfthcr or not he will take up the matter. A sT)ecial from Independence to fae Sport'ng News St. I.ou:=. says of the proposed league: Imiopondenco, Kas.. Dec. 2S.—Spec­ ial Cor .osrHindence: —Fred McDaniel of Banl'-sville. pn-i-ldent of the O.-K League, has written to Manager Truby. of tho Independence team, that he intends to refuse the presidency n* ihe annual meeting which will W held in Bartlcsville January 20. Mr. .McDaniel has purchased the Bartles- vil'e teani and noxfyear will act a« manager. Robert Jordan, of Muskogee is talk o <I of as a possible successor to President McDaniel from the Tulsa end of the circuit, but Manager Truby thinks President Shively of the Western Association should be el3cted. Shively would undoubtedly give the league a higher standing in the baseball world and he is a man whose capabilities arc loiown. The O.-K. League could not help but benefit by his baseball connect loss. Mr. Truby believes President Shively could act as boss of two leagues without any conflict of duties or interests and believes that it would help to place the O. -K. league on a firm and solid basis. Fort Smith is not considered as a possibility this year in the new clrr.| cuit. Parsons, Pittsburg and Ida are all hoping to get In the leasu^ however. Manager Truby eonaliers Parsons, Pittsburg. COffeyriUe, bdepead- ence Bartlesville, Tula*. Huakocee and Tola would be an Ideal circuit and hopes to see all the cities rwrsaent- ed at the annual meeting on January 20, He believes with Shively as president the league would wind up a season pr prosperity such as it has never had. P. 1. T. ^ TAFT IS ENDORSED BEPIJBUCAN STATE COMMITTEE ITfANIXOUSLT FOB OHIO KAS, PRIMARY RESOLUTION KILLED VOTE OF IS TO SI FOLLOWED A STORMY DEBATE. State Convratlon Has Been CaUe4 for March Foarth at Topeka. Topeka, Kas.. Dec. 28.—At a stormy session of the republican state central cominittee today. Secretary Taft was unanimously endorsed as the choice of the party in Kansas for president of the United SUtes, and the sUte on vent ion called for March fourth, at Topeka. The motion to nominate tho .state officers by primary system was tabled by a vote of thirteen to twenty- one. W. R. Stubbs, Cyrus JLela'nd and S. R. Anthony were the principal cham pions of the primary system, and at limes the debates grew very warm. J. B. Muivane. W. Y. Morgan and Chairman Moore opposed the;resolution which was called for a direct primary in 1908. also a general primary. Tiie republican state central com- nittee v.hich met this morning, will adoiit a resolution reiterating its in- lor^ment of W. H. Taft for president and calling one state convention for cither March 4 or March 11. Tho conmiittee at the meeting in May, when J. T- Moore was elected chairman, adopted a Taft resolution. At the meeting the committee will proclaim: We did it once. WewiH do It again, indi if necessary, we will keep it up because we feel that way," Taft sentiment around the Copeland has grown rapidly today. Senator l.oKK's presence has boll>ed. As near as (-oiiltl be found there Is only one (null In tho crowd that la not for Taft, lie is J. T, \\l\Ut> of Ada. ropreaenta* tlve frttiu Mitchell county. WhUa.la fur °l.aFuUott«. and Mto not afrwlil to stK Thero ar* a lot ct( othor La •"ol let to men In th* "«()U«r« dwU," oamp, but they art> afnUd to talk about It iiloud. Taft vSriitlMcnt Gmtfrlnir. The srnttmcnt has grown wonder* fully today that Taft needs Kansas ind that Kansas republicans can be* (xinio an imtwrtant element in his nt>m fnation if the men act quickly. Kansas Is for Taft, says everybody, and now the talk Is to get tho convention as early as possible to let the indorscb- meitt by the Kansans have as much weight as possible. Those who have not followed the political trend closely are now satisfied that there Is going io be a hard fight made on Taft by both the reactionaries of the East and the radicals or LaFoIlette men. There- are some who think there will be some sort of a deal between these two crowds to try to defeat T/f t, if such a deal Is possible to be made. Everybody is talking for irdnciad Instrhc- tioils for Taft. the kind of instructions that will not let a delegation slip away. The congressional conventions to naine national delegates will be held weik preceding the sUte conventloD. This seems to be the present program In_ this way the congressional dele- .gat^s will be named and the state con ention can give instructions to all at once. Each congressional convention will adopt Taft resolutions. .>;ot Much Talk of GoremorsUp. AS far as any gut>ernatorial talk is coticcrned there isn't much. Grant Hoi-naday and his crowd are doing a lot of work. C. L. Davidson of Wichita- came in last night with half a dozen boomers. This crowd was more intierested In getting the'convention tbStQ In Davidson until they were told that it was no use. Topeka will get the convention, it seems now, in spite of ibe offer of a hall ai;i^ the payment of ;the central committee's expenses. Wichita will ask for the convention, but the men are not working so industriously as earlier in the day. They arci booming Davidson now. IJen who.have attended state committee meetings for years say that thfjre never was a meeting where ttie politicians were as much "up In the air" as at present. The men are afraid to;line up. They do not know who they are for yeL They Want to know who is the strongest and most of tlicm viri41 Jump into that band wagon. The B^Iey talk is growing rapidly, but the es-governor's friends say he will not tj^ke the noinination. - .M. Wl 1. There is an impression among members that there was ao aaaeiwanent tor I^eember. TlikMs'a mistake. Tbera Is an asaessment for .December, hat n^t fro Jaanarr. It la important that the December assejtenent be paid pTomvtlT. • ..» ,W. COWAN. Clttk,

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