Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 26, 1908 · Page 4
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TB» lOLA PAUT BBfllSTBB. SATURDAY EYEKPrfl. DBCBMBIB H 1808. and road bnllding In this country and The lola Daily Register CHAS, F. SCOTT. "• ^T^^^ r "n1I .„«i_- led States at the International Good Entered at lola. Kansas, PostoffIce.) as I . , , In Surope for nearly twenty years. He was the representative of the Unlt^ S^ond-Class Matter. Roads Congress which met last snm and humor and philosophy and stories. Advertising Rates Made Known on|«ner in Paris and Is doubtless better Application. SUBSCRIPTIOX KATES. By Carrier In lola. Gas City, Lanyon- Tllle or La Harpe. One week 10 cents One month 44 cents I during qualified than any other roan in this country to 8\iggest a simple workable scheme for public road buildins'. • • • Every once in a while, especially a campaign, some Congress- One year $5.00 Is charged with using his offlc- One year, InslS county $2.00 ''-^l '"""^ *° ^^.p his household fur- One year, outside county $4.00 niture or his milk cow or his ward- Three months, in advance $1.00 robe or something of that sort One month. In advance 44 OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY OF HASSET. Telepbonefit RuslneRB Office 18 Editorial Rooms 222 through the malls. Just how rldlcul ous these charges are may be judged by the fact that three typewriting ma chines which some Congressmen or their clerks dirt send through the mall are now held In the Washington office, charged with $19.00 postage, the Postmaster holding that a Congressional fronk does not cover such an article. The Postmaster is doubtless right and I refer to the Incident only EDI. ..RIAL CORRESPONDENCE, to show how absurd some of the Washington, D. C. December 22nd: charges have been, for If a type writ- Most of the Governors of Kansas have er cannot be franked through the been content to perform the routine njalls it could not be argued thai duties of that otBce without taking the clothing or furniture or cattle could trouble to make It a really vital force in the life of the State. But Governor- • • • ,Elect Stubbs Is showing signs of an when the Executive order was is Intention to follow an entirely differ- sued two years ago for the first Phil ent plan. He came to Washington jppine I.«gislature a great many peo- dnring the week when the Deep Water pie. and I confess that I was among Ways Congress, the Conservation them, felt that the action was pre- Commission and numerous other bod- mature and that the Legislature would les were assembled here and he put either be a farce or a tragedy. Por- In his time very busily in consulting t„nately, however, this apprehension with Governors who have done things seems to have been entirely without in their States and with Government foundation. The I^eglslature met last offlcfals who have specialized along year and after being In session the certain lines of public interest with prescribed time adjourned and it which he is concerned, and as a result seems to have done nothing either his first message to the Legislature foolish or revolutionary. Its first act Is likely to contain more real live was to pass a bill appropriating one suggestions looking to the develop- minion^ pesos for the construction of ment of the State's resources and the school buildings, shrewdly providing promotion of the State's welfare in that 50 per cent of the cost in each all directions than any previous docu- case must be contributed by the mu- nient of that kind. niclpalit.v. Other measures of legls- Among other things >fr. Stubbs jation were in the direction of devel- spent several hours with Mr. L. W, opinR the resources of the Islands, Page, Chief of the Ofllce of Good building roads, improving the harbors Roads in the Department of Agrlcul- and things of that sort, all eminently ture, getting suggestions as to road proper and very few calling for any legislation that might be suitable to veto by the Commission, the conditions In Kansas. At his re- Indeed I judge by the report of the quest Mr. Page has drawn up a bill Bureau of Insular Affairs that condl- whlch will no doubt be Introduced in tlons generally In the Philippines are the Kansas Legislature and he ex- much better than anybody even five pects to appear personally before that years ago would have dared to hope, body sometime in February at Gov, wTien we took possession, there was Stubbs's request, to advocate and ex- only one short railroad In existence plain It. 1 have spent this forenoon the archipelago. There are now 215 going over the measure with him and miles in operation, several short lines Inasmuch as It Is certain to be widely having been built In the Islands of dlscuBsed a summary of Its provis- p^nay and Cebu In addition to the dlf- Jona may be of Internst to readers of ferent lines in Luzon, the Register. The two experiments In banking The bill provides for the creation ^.i,,ch upon the very earnest'recom- of a State Highway Comml.sslon to be niendatlon of Mr. Taft Congress rath- composed of one civil engineer from pj. reluctantly authorized, the cstab- the faculty of the State University to Ushmont of an agricultural bank and be selected by the regents thereof, of a postal savings bank, seem to be one civil engineer to be selected working out ail right. The necessity from other State institutions to be an agricultural bank grew out of similarly selected and one prjvate cit- the fact that the farmers were oblig- Isen to be appointed by thej Govern- gd to pay a most usurious interest for or. These men are to serve during the money needed to grow and mar- good behavior and without sa'ary. It ^.gt their crops. In numerous cases Shall be their duty to select a State n,ucj, 50 per cent was charged. Engineer who must be a man skilled although the security was ample. In- In the science of road building, such asmuch as few of the ble sugar and engineer to receive a suitable salar.v. i,emp planters have capital enough to A SUte Highways fund is to;be main- handle a year's crop it will readily tained in the State Treasury by the seen what a handicap these frlRht- levy of a tax of an kgreed fraction of a f„i interest rates were upon the chief mill upon all the taxable property of industries of the Island.s. Congress, the State. When it is desired to have therefore, in 1907 pa.ssed an act un a road built in any county the Com- ,ier which the Philippine Government missioners of that county sha'l make was enabled to organize a bank with application to the State Engineer who a capital of $ijn0.000. appropriated out shall Investigate the situation and de- of the general funds of the Island termine the kind of road, the material Treasur>-. l^oans under this act are Of which it shall be built, etc.. pre limited to between ."".O and 25.000 paring the plans and specifications. „eso8 ($25 to $12,500.) and a roas- and overseeing the work. The cost enable Interest rate is prescribed. It of building the road shall be paid In s somewhat Interesting to note that He has hobnobbed with the kings and queens of the earth too jlong to stand the least In awe of even so imposiifg a body as the Committee on Ways and Means and his answers to the questions put to him very frequently turned the point most effectively against the questioner. Mr. Carnegie takes the position that there ought to be absolutely free trade In steel, and his argutnet runs about as follows Ore Is becoming more and more scarce abroad and therefore the cost to the European producer must stead lly rise. Comparatively little steel is imported into the United States while wo constantly export great quantities therefore we must be able to compete with the foreign producers. If there was a weak place In his argument it was when asked what would happen to the small producer in this country in case the price were much reduced He declared that the small producer was not entitled to any consideration that the only man to be considered was the man who could make the steel the cheapest and this of course was the man with the most capital He did not deny that the first result of free trade. If It reduced the price to the consumer (which he very much doubted 1 would be to put the small manufacturer out of business and he did not deny that It would be easy then for the Steel Trust, having possession of the whole field, to enter Into an International agreement with foreign producers and thus maintain the price at practically any flgtjre that it chose. There are some who insist that the canny Carnegie, whose whole Immense fortune Is in steel trust bonds, is looking ahead to exactly that condition. These wise ones argue that the competitors which annoy the steel trust most now are the small independent companies in our own country which produce more than half of the steel made in the United States. If these competitors could be driven out of the field. It is arpued, the big trust would have things all its own way and Mr. Camegies bonds would be even better property than they are now. But however this may be, there is no question that Andrew Carnegie is a very remarkable old man for he fenced all day with 17 skilled cross examiners, all taking turns firing questions at his, matching his wits against their own and he certainly did not come ott vanquished. He did not tell them anything he did riot want them to know and he enlivened the Hearing with Jokes and stories and bits of philosophy, quick thrusts of sarcasm and bright beams of humor such as no othor witness before the Conimltfen has even remotely approached. C. F. a. Xotlce. The annual nieeilng of the stockholders of the lola Ice and Cold Storage Co., will be held at the office ol the company at tola, Kas.. Monday, .lanuary 11. 1909. 2 to 5 p. m.. for the election of directors and any business required. FRANK RIDDLE. Sec'y. Dec. 22, '08. ROBBING THE LAKE. Government is .Making a Hard Fight to .Save Michigan Water. the first instance out of the State Treasury but the county shall selm- burse the State fund In an amount equal to one-half the rost In certain counties and one-thlrl the cost In he first loan was made to an American farmer of Tarlac Province and atest advices seem to make it clear •hat the bank will prove an Import int factor In the restoration and pro- ether counties..the sma'ler amount of motion of agriculture in the Islands, eourse being required from the poor- Ti,e postal savings bank began op- tr counties. The maintenance of the eration In the Philippines In October, road shall be under th>' direction of I907, and has shown a steady In- iTie State E^nglneer and the cost crease of business durlflg the past fls thereof shall be defrayed In the same cat year. In June there had been es proportion as the ori.-inal construe- •abllshed 245 branches of this bank tlon. The SUte Highways fund rais- and the towl deposits aggregated «d by taxation upon J^e property of 1.031.994 pesos, covering 5.389 open the whole State jj ^j ^be apportioncl accounts. A classification of deposits among the several^^unties according by nationalities shows 50 per cent to the proportion which the taxable America, 44 per cent Filipinos, and property of that*county bears to th? the remainder divided among Euro- total taxable property In the State. peans. Asiatics and Societies. It will be seen that this does not in^ J notice by the way that seven Flli- lerfere with the present arrangement plno students are attending the State •nd counties which do not care to Agricultural College at ManhatUn, •uild permanent roads may .proceed Kansas. Altogether there are 123 4< at present, or they mav improve young Filipinos being educated in the •ne road and take care of the remain- United States at the expense of the tog roads as they do now. The ad- Philippine Government. 1 antage of the p'an is -that it provides • » • a systematic way In which pennan- Mr. Andrew Carnegie was the wlt- «nt roads may be built and maintain- ness before the Ways and Means Corned at a cost so levied as to be hardly mittee at lU tariff Hearing yester- an appreciable burden npod any one day and he kept sot only the entire tax payer. Mr. Page who prepared the Committee but a large audience as- MU.ia a practical road engineer wbo setabled to hear bim on the qui vire laitfslatlpn tluroojiliout ,t Chicago. Dec. 2t>.—Attorneys and engineers representing the United States government and the sanitary district have been in conference at the federal building in an attempt to reach an agreement with regard to the government's suit to enjoin ihe sanitary district's proposed scheme to divert the flow of the Calumet river and double the junounl of water taken daily from Ijike Michigan. The problem to lie determined is whether the diverting the tow of the Calumet river and consequent taking of an additional five ihnu.sand cubic feet of water per second from I.,ako .Michigan will lower the level of Ihe lake so as tc render useless for large vessels the harbors <m the lake which ilic gov- firnmeni has cimstniried. Farm and Garden FOR FARMERS' WIVES. What They N««d Is an Occaaienal i ' Chang* of Seen*. A bright woman correspondent of Country Gentleman writes as follows: Once In awhile most farmers' wives, I think, get tirwl of their everyday duties and occupations—out of tune with their work and surrouudlaga. The best medicine for such a complaint Is ic-bange. They should go to the borne of some city cousin, of which most of us Uavo a tew, and compare conditions. The first thing we uoti'-e Is lai'k of room, which Is a painful want to those of UM who have been brouglit up in the big I'onnlry. Wlini i-omprlses a borne iii a liirge city can oftcu be con- The Register's Book-Bindery The General Demand of the Well-laformed of the World has always been for a »imple, pleasant and elDcicnt liquid la.<(utivc remedy of known value; u la.xative which pbydicians could sanction for family use because its component parts arc knoKH to them to be wholesome and tndy tieneficial in effect, acceptable to the system and gentle, yet prompt, in action. In supplying that demand with its excellent combination of Syrup of Figs and raixir of ^nna', the California Fig Synip Co. proceeds along ethical lines and relien on the meritr of the laxative for its remark able, success That is one of many reasons why Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna is gi%-en the preference by the Well-informed To^t its beneficial effects always buy the genuine—manufactured ^by the Oili- fonfia Fig Syrup Co., only, and for salt by all leadiag druggist*. Price lifty oent> ±T A. BABOAIK SAZ,E. tained almost on one floor of a country house and the tiny door.vard be covered with a good sized tablecloth. Everything, too, costs so much—even the air, we get so little, and wc sigh In vain for the cooling breezes that are nearly always to bo found somewhere on our farm homo. City women, however, have a good many advantages that their couutry friends miss. They have more timo for rest, recreation and rcudiug. Their homes, being small, arc mure easily cared fur. The men of the household arc usually away through the day. Fruit, vegetables and groceries me brought to the door, ami It Is always possible to find some one tu do the work. Tlic rbnnces to shop and nltrud burgain sales nro right uc hunil. There nry also theaters, lectures, louierls iitid In t/ie summer iiuu)lierless little excursions that are uol cxpeiisM'e iiiul intikc a delightful thangf. When ne visit the ilty we eiijuy tbo-c prlvllogr-s very nuii/b. if wo go In Ihe summer, however, wc hardly gi'i home before our visit Is returned. Our lily fricuds think it costs country in '0 |ilo scarcely iinytblug to have comj)any—thoy raise so much of their food, and tbey have plenty of room anyway. So if wc go for one week they return us two or three, if not more. They always gel the best of us. wc can be certain of th:it, and how they enjoy the drives, fruit, inllk and outdoor life—t!ven better than we do the city pleasures, which tire- us even while thc.v entertain, so that we are glad to go home, glad to reluru to the simple life aud take up our old work. We all have. 1 believe, some It.v fricuds whom we visit seldom and whose coming we look forward to with dread. Tholr children are unruly, and they don't wish them to be correcleti. They keep our houses and lawns untidy with their hats, wraps and papers, while in their own homes Is fn a better position than ever to cater to your wants in the way of hook'hiadiag. Now is a most op- port&ne time to have your Magazines bound. We also make a specialty ol Loose Leaf Ledgers, Blank Book Ruling and Binding. No need of your sending out of the city for this sort of work. Simply Telephone 18 i WEEK OF PRAYER POLICE IN A BATTLE Churches of lola Plan Special gram for Week Beginning January 4th. Pro- UrVOl .i THIMSTS FOI (illT WITH itrssi vN I 'tn.nit Ai, OIKK FICS. I THEIR caiU >RX!r ADZ TOBUI -r. they are extremely particular and don't want to have a thing out of place. There are others who feel superior to us. Tbey view the /armer and bis family with pity, almost with contempt. They think farm life is so solitary, farm eamUigs so small: Yet they like to partake of the farmers* bospltallty even while they try to ex- ,clte enry and discontent, aud I think they really tike to have as visit them, bioBtly,. though, for the purpose of showing us their luxnrfes and advantages which we do not possess. Bach acqnalnUnces should never be Invited to repeat the first Tiatt. Wc abonld speed tbe partins guest and dlacon- Bga tbsm fton COBMBS agate. The week beginning Monday. January 4th is the regular week of pray- y„„.,. j-j,,,.,, Vs>isiants er which is observed by all of the • churches of the country. The lola | Wounded—FiuMil Ocnired .\<-iir churches have arranged a program for Voscon the occasion. The folldwiii.^ are the places of meeting and thp spcikers for that week: j Moscow. Dec. Jf. —I'.aroii Cotte Monday night at the Trinity M. E. chief of poliiiv -al liolice. was killed, church. Rev. Ellett leader; attending and Colonel .Miiraki wniindcd in a ministers. Rev. Shultz. Rev. .Tohn fierce encotinter today revolu- Crawford, Rev. W. B. Knowles. and tioiiisis intrenched in a siilnirliaii villa. Rev. .1. M. Mason. At the United Bre- Duriiii; the fif:lii several iKiHceiiieii thrcn church. Dr. S. S. Hilscher. at- were killed and ether:; wounded, tending ministers. Rev. Garfield and TrcKjps were siiminone.il t.. the aid of Rev. Missamore, and Captain Butler 'he po'ice and a lejiular l.artle ensued, of the Salvation Arm}', and Secretary BASSETT AS SANTA. Founder of Little Town on the South Remembers Every Child on Christmas Eve. J J. V. Starkey, of the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday night: Christian church. Rev, Garfleld leader, attending ministers. Rev. Knowles. Rev. Elliott, Dr. Hilscher, also Captain Butler. Reformed church. Rev. Missamore leader. Rev. Mason, Rev. Shtiltz. Rev. Crawford and Secret.-iry Starkey will IH' In attendance. Wednesday night: Rnptist church. Rev. Mason. Thursday night: Presbyterian church. Rev. Knowles. Methodist church. Rev. Schult/.. The following are the topics: -• Monday: The Bible, the Word of God Hob. I. 1, 3: 2 Tim 111. ifi. 17: 2 P«^t. I. 21; Heb. Iv. 12. Tuesday: God's Faithfulness. Man's Responsibility. 1 Cor. I. .I-.S; Luke xll. 12-44: Phil. II. 12. i;{; Rev. 11. 10. Wednesday: .Missions. Home and Foreign. Matt, xxvili. 19-20. Thursday: Intemperance and Gambling. Prov. XX. 1. xxlll, 32; Rom. xll. 17; Hah. II. ft: t Cor. vl. 10; Phil. Iv. .<?. Friday: The Family and the School. Gen. 11. 24: Ps. Iviii. r,. 6; Job. xxvli. 2S: .Matt. xlx. 5. G: Pc. cxi: 10. Saturday; The Signs of the Times. Matt. xvl. .1; Heb. 11. 4; .Matt. xxiv. 14; Phil. li. 9-11; Rev. xl. l .i. Sunday: (Sermonsl Christ, the Giver of T.lfe. John xlv. 6. Register Want .Ads Itring Result.s. •Che eonsfsni' dronnlne water wear* swuv the hariTent <itone. The constant gnaw of Towser masll- eates the touahest bone. The constant wnoinr lover carrle* nwny Ihe hlqalilnK nwfd. tV>niitant Advevrfser is the Toke our No. 410 whei> Traveling Eastward I^eaves loia 7;1.'< p. m.. arrives St. Louis 8:25 a. m. Through sleeping cars. This train connects with the e.ist bound trains at St. I>ouls. For further particulars call and see us. C. p. Hale, Agt. Wi<;ii S. K. ^assett was connected with the lola Portland Cement plant if was the custom to see to it that every child in Bassett was remembered Christmas eve. When he moved to New York and severed connection with the plant, the little people In Bassett thought perhaps the custom, which was always one of joy to the?n, might be abandoned. But not so. Mr. Bas.sett is still adhering to his plan and Christmas eve, through the churches of Bassett, he gave the childy'- ren cand.v, nuts and fruit, and to some ^ who were in need he gave clothing. Our Bargain I'ounteir If Sold Before .lannar; I, 1909. .\ $200 lot for $130.00 .•\ six room house and barn.. .$(150.00 .•\ nice smooth lot. high $80.00 .An eastern Oklahoma ranch. $3.00 per acre. WllIT.AKER & DOXNEM,. THE RING CONTEST. Miss Bowers in the Lead With Miss Davis a Close Second. The st.inding of The Auditorium rlnir contest Is as follows: Claudia Bowers 7'<7 Drusle Davis C77 Lizzie Statler 520 Ona Thompson ,...303 Veweli Cox 288 Anna Wolfe 120 Mattle Peters 116 Tofisy Younir 3!» JUNIORS HAVE BIG TIME. The Y. M. C. A. Boys Entertained Parents Last Evening. Yesterday evening at the Y. M. GA. bui'ding the parents of the junior members of the association wereen- tertainetl by the young men. Gymnasium exhibitions and a basket b game which eclipsed the older m( bers In point of skill furnished evening's amusement. Two teanfa were picked from the members of the' Young Men's gym class with Edctell .Tones • and Loralne Cantrail as «ip- tains. Cantrell's team won by a score of 23 to 21. Both teams did exceUant team work, and vlth a few week^a practice the junior members wUt )^ a class with the regnlar assdisla^ tloa team. ' T jitaS

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