Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 4, 1909 · Page 1
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THE REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA -FIOE CIRGUlLATIOr)! OF ANY PAPER PUBLISHED IN ALLEN COUNTY. K |||||M WORST IS TO COME DIBSCTOR OF VESCVil'S OBSERV- ATORT PREDICTS HEAVY SH<K'KS. RULERS RETURN HOME FSEI6BT TRAIX TELESCOPED RELIEF TRAIN AT MESSIXA TODAY. flurds Haring Tronhlo Proti'rting SnrrlTOrs and Troasnros From Tlileves. Messina, Jan. 4—Frank Ferret of Brooklyn, assistant to Prof. Mateucci, director at the National Observatory OQ- ATount Vesuvius, in speaking of the disaster here and in Calal^ria, U7B Out other earthquakes are inev- Miftere is a flaw in^'the earth's where the slip occurred. He iredlcts heavier shocks for Monday -Jid declares that something, possibly "Wry serious, may happen .laniiary 7 and 8, when relative positions of tlio sun and meon will produce the greatest strain:' ^1 •1, / BANK'S FINE RECORD lOLA STATE AUTHORIZES INCREASE OF CAPITAL STOCK. Steady Growth of Deposits and Volume of Business Indicate a Satisfactory Condition. J Messina. Jan. 4.—At Nivia. between Mlessina and Catania, a freight train todfty raitaato and tee.scoped a relief train cnn^ied with injured persons, five of whom were killod. Suez, Jan. 4.—Tiie battleships Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota and Vermont, composing the first section of the North Atantic fleet, started on the trip this morning th'-ough the Suez canaL G>4fet crowds of spectators were on thfrtriiore to witness the spectacle. The fleet will in all probabil- itr stop at Miessinr. Rome Jan. 4.—^King Victor Emanuel and Qaeea ,;^dene are on their way back to RoiS They have done everything; in their power to relieve the suffering in the earthquake zone and now wH assnlfae general direction of the work from the capital. The public <1 B greatly relieved by the home eandn:g of the rulers. There was widespread fear that they might be Hied by falling ruins and rumors of-accldents to them have been frf- quent The kins has been directing I the rescuing of the Injured from the ruins in Sicily and Calabria the last four days and the queen has been with him, mini.stering to the sufferers. Both in Messina and Regeio the guards are having difficultv in protecting the survivors and the treas- ^ures in the ruined buildings from the bands of thieves that are swarming even'^'here. It is rfporifd that six Russian sailors have lioen shot by looters in Messina and Uiat sixteen criminals have been kiUel at t!i<^ same p'ace. One man shot bu a Russian sailor, had booty valued at $27.ono. Six hundred persons engaged in pillaging have been arrested, in iin engagement in Reggio betwei'n the pn- ice and bandits two of tlio police were killed. Reports still reach hero of the eon- linuance of earthquaite shocks. Some are sufficient to d<i further dauiage. According to these renorts. new shocks at Pellaro yesterday precipitated the entite jinpulatlou Into the sea. incliidinR both the dead nnd living victims of the first qualie. Kuw were drowned, however. A vioent oarthqnake shock, lasting three seconds, during which the Strom bp'l volcano bepan eniptlon. took laoe on Stromboli island todav. Th^ earthquake was necorapanied l)y prolonged dull rumblings. The houses on the island were damaged ami the residents fled to the streets iji a panic, but no one was injured. It is cold on Stromboli island. In Reggio the survivors are becoming more calm and aid to that eitv is now systematically forwarded. Mil'- tary zones have iieen established throughout Calabria. Premier Giolitti received .-i lone: dispatch today from King Victor Emanuel, dated Messina. A!s to the conditions in the earthquake disfilct. the kine said: "today I visited the Calabrian coast south of Reegio. i found P<'1- larlo literally destroyed, but Melito appears to have been only silghtlv dam- a?ed. "It has stopped raining. At Messina the municipal archives were burned. Troops are arriving and little by little order is belne restored _and public services re-established. As I have seen the worst danmged points and have arranged for the work of rescue and as the woundeil requiring Attention are diminishing In numbers. I shall leave tonight .for Rome." At a meeting of the board of directors of thfl|Io!a State bank Saturday afternoon, it was decided to increase the capital stock $12 ,500. add to the present surplus, $5,500, pass to the undivided profits account. $1 ,250. mailing a total capital stock, surplus and undivided profits account aggregate the sum of $."54,750. Prior to this, the capital stock of the bank was $12 ,500, and the surplus $3,000. Tt will thus be observed that the capital and surplus has been doubled. Behind this sim- I)le and gratifyinf announcement there is an interesting story of the growth and development. The bank has been under its present management since ]flo5. See how it has grown. In .Tiiiv. 1905. the deposits were Sr,S .078 .76. In Novemiier 1f»05 % .S7.7fi9.1S In Noveml)er IflOfi 116 .fil0.9G In November 1907 125.594.40 In November 190S 181 .0.56 .18 Tt wl'l be observed that these flg'- ures are not picked from any especially auspicious period in any year. They are taken from the statements forwarded to the state bank commissioner at each November call. Taking, at Is were, normal average yearly growth, it will b° seen that tlie Tola State has enjj.. ed an exceedingly prosnerons .-Jireer. that its development as one of the strongest financ'al institutions of the city and state has been healthy, steady and soMd. Tola has four financial institutions of which she may be justly proud. The Inia State is one of them. Quartered in one of the newest, most convenient and modern buildings which the bank- in? world has designed for the transaction of romnierc'al affairs, officered and diree'eil bv men who know the banl--'ng '"isine.ss in all minutest details, fhi-- hanl; is righteously a strone- eandi''a^e for public favor. The men wlio <rui'le the movements of the bank are men of finan'^ial genius. Au eminent writer has saH that "genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains." It is this sort of genius that Ii-><: bui't the lo'a state banlj. Kverj- little matter has its nlaee and attention and the growth and expansion of the bank is a fine romidiment to thi< men who operate it and a handsome testim<jnial of tlif confidence of the pr-nple. I.. K. Horville is pr<-sidfnt of this bank: A. VV. U'-ck. vieo presldf'nf: .lan)rs M. Camiibell. cashier, and I.,. P. IJobli'.son. a.^'B'sfnnt cashier. J. II. Campi-ell. A. \V. neck. L. E. Horville. J. A. Robiiisnii. il. I,, lli-ndecsou. C,<-t). E. NIclio'son ami Frank Riddle rnn stllnte the board of dln-e'ors. The ouster suit against the county commissioners is on today in district court. By agreement of both the state and the defense, it was decided some time ago that the case should be tried before the terms of County Commis^ Eioners Klein and Ander.son. who were defeated for re-election, expired or January llih. and today was named as the date. It was exi)ected that Attorney General Fred S. Jacksoti who drew the papers in' the case, would l)e here to conduct ihe prosecution, but he was unable to come and sent his assistant John .Marshal, who is well known to lolans. J. R. Miller is also assisting In the pr&secution of the case, while (:ami)bell & Goshorn are representing the commissioners. Tlie state Is asking that the commissioners l)e ousted on the grounds that they have drawn money illegally and have allowed bills unlawfully, in that the bills were not itemized as provided by law. The lega'ity of the official county |)ai)er is also questioned. Apjiroxlnialely :>50 bills are cited which were, it is claimed, illegally allowed because they were not itemized. .Mr. .Marshal, when the case opened this morning, began lo introduce the lillls one at a time as evidence. The bills were numbered in the petition and il was found that one or two of them had been omitted making the numbering wrong throughouL A re- ce.--s was taken whi'e they were renumbered. This consumed the rest of he morning. This afternoon County Clerk Culbert.wn is on the stand for Ihe imrpnse of identifying the bills. Hie trial cf the ca.se will likely take u|i several days. A reiicit was out this morning that OLD RESIDENT DEAD .Mrs. .Mallnda C. Aii«lieriuiin PuHsod Awuj Yi-sliTday .Murnliw—Fun­ eral Arranitenient^. DETROIT BANKER SUICIDES. Cause For His Act Given a« Nervous Prortratlen. Detroit. Mich.. Jan. 4.—Henry C. J\itter Jr.. vice president of the Peo- ptoC State Savints bank of this city. l«nnmitted suicide at his' home hero Itbis morning. It Is thoupht that his aat was due to a severe case of ner- ^BB4 prostration. I- 'Ci 'f W. O. Lenhart Home. O. Lenhart returned yesterday Rossvile, KH-I.. where he has belnlng Invoice the slock of <%lfest and I>enhart The stock « traded for land near How- cotinty. Kans. The members firm were formerly LaHarne •Pd their amay friends will be ^<Bd in hearing of tbeirideal. Mrs. .Malinda ('. .Aiislierinan died al her borne. I'lo S. Uuckeye street at 10 f/cloek yesterday morning after an illness of alKjut two weeks. Death was due to a|;o|)U'xy followed by a stroke of paralysis.,- .Mrs. Aushennan has been a life-Ion^ .Methodist and has alway.s been a i^fominent worker in that organiaztion'. Arrangements for tlie funeral have not been made, but will probab.'y be bed \Vedne.sday at the residence with llev. J. .M. .Mason in charge. Maiiudr. C. l.eazer was l>oru near .Middleiown. .Maryland, in ISo'S and was married to Samuel Aushennan of that jdace in 185C. In 1875 she came west with hiT husband and located at SiJringfie'd. .Mo. In ISffO the family cjtme to Ibis county, locating on a farm near this city wliere they remained until 1S87 when they removed lo Berlin. Bourbon county, at which |)Iace the family resided until Mr. Aushernians death which occurred SejUomber ]5ih. 1891. After her husbands death. Mrs. .Aushennan afiialn removed to this city whicrh has been her home since that time. The deceased leaves six children. They are: Mrs. Ella Moore. Mrs. J. H. Campbell and C. C. Ausheruian of this city: Mrs. Henry Lambeth of Moran: B. .M. .Ausherman. of Evanston W'yo.; \V. C. Aushennan. of Sale Lake City. Utah. Later—The funeral services over the reinalns of Mrs. M. C. Ausherman will be conducted from the residence 210 South Buckeye, at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. J. M. Mason, assisted by Rev. S. S. Hllscher. wl'l iMive charge of (he services. Interment will be made In (he old lola cemetery. CASTRO OPERATED UPON. Dr. Israel, German Specialist, Has Charge of Operation. Berlin, Jan. 4.—A very dangerous operation was performed upon former President Castro of Venexuela here this morniofir by Dr- Xsivei.a German specialist, (or kidney oomplaint. with which President Castro is. anttering. It Is understood that Castro cape ' tbroagb the operation fairly w«IL '• OUSTER SUIT IS ON ACTION AGAIXST COr .XTY COM- MISSIOXERS BEGAN TODAY. mn MARSHAL IS HERE ASST. ATTY. GEXERAL IS COX- Dn TIXG CASE FOR THE .STATE. .llisfnke in .Harking Bills Caused a De- ln.v—Was Thought for a Time Some Were Gone. THEY ARE 0. K. BARTLESVILLE BAXKEB FIXDS lOLA CEMEXT .HEX RELIABLE. Says Srandia-GerniaB Cement Company Is Able to Deliver the (;«ods. Bartlesville feels sure of the Scandia-German cement p-anc now. G. R. McKinley, of the Bartlesville National Bank, has just concluded an investigation of the personnel of the directors in Tola and his report to the Commercial club on his return to Bartlesville Saturday was to the effect that he found the lola hien connected will' the project able to "deliver the goods.' Mr. McKinley, according to the Bar- tiesviire 'Enteri)rise. says that the company is com|)osed of men wall able to carry out any contract they may malfe. He asked each member of the company a number of questions concerning his ability to go through with any deal of the kind he might make and found all of them to be men of resources beyond the amount necessary to carry their obligations in this comi)any. The new i)Iant is to cost nearly $1,000,000 when completed and will be one of Ihe biggest cement plants in (be world. FOR BETTER LIGHTS THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMITTEE MET SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Favor Usinn Gac for Liehting the Residence District.—The ^ Cost. Councilmen Glynn, Vezie and Dennis who comprise the members of the public utilities; committee met in the office of Dr. Glynn Saturday afternoon and taked over the proposition of better street lights for the residence district at a reduced cost. For the present the outlying district will be lighted with the arc lights which have been taken from the business houses of the cit.v. The members of the corn- some of the bills were missing fromjmittee are heartily in favor of using the country clerk's office, but .Mr. Cui- gas as a means of lighting the resi- bertsim on later investigation, found 'dence district. them. They had been mi'siilaced. | A member of the committee' stated Tlii.s afieriinon about three o'clock this morning that the city could fur- li" state re.«ted, but later called Com-lnish incandescent gas lights in 'leu inissiiini;r Klein to the stand. The of tbe arc lights at a price considerate has been attemiHlng to show to ably below the cost of the arc lights the rnun this afternoon by the rec- and that the lights In use at this time ords of the county commissioners' pro- cost the city $31 per annum. The ceedlngs true. th.!t the charges made are CHOIR GAVE SACRED CONCERT. A Large Cong .-enatlon Heard Special Music jn Christian Church. Tlie Christian church choir under the direction of A. L. Doatrlght gave a sacred concert in the chuivh last evening. It waa lieard by a congre. gat Inn wlilch filled the auditorium of tb(! uhurcli and tlie Sunday school room. The choir was assisted by an orchestra oomposed of Tyra Canatsey, clar­ ionet; John V. Roberts, cornet; Miss Armstrong, piano; L. C. Reed, violin. Solos were sung by Ernest Dav'n. same amount of money, says the committee, invested in incandescent gas lights would give the residence ])or- (lon of the city fifteen lights for the jirlee of oiii- arc light. These lights could be placed at si distance of about 100 feet apart, lighting the the street for n distance of 1500 feet, while the ordl(uiry arc li(.'ht will give illumlna- tlcui for a distance of only (me block. TRADED FOR STOCK. J. R. Painter of LaHarpe Trades Property for Stock of Goods. Th-ough AV. O. Kenbart. Mr. J. R. Painter, of LaHarpe has traded .five residence properties in LaHarpe for Solos were sung ny K -rnesr LKIV .. i • ^ ^ Quenomo. Miss Florence Thompson. Miss .Mabel Williams and A. L. Tioatrlght. .An especia'Iy pleasing feature of the concert i»ro?ram was a ladles' quartette, the selection being the "Beautiful VAe of Somewhere." The tliome of the song service was "Heaven" and all of the songs and choruses were about Heaven. Pastor, Ellett used the usual Scriptural les-j*'P^"'"^ son and |)reachod effective little ser- monittes between song numbers. The choir gave an excellent concert, and many commendatory expressions were heard. Ba>tist itAissicnary Society. The .Missionary society of the Baptist church will be at home tomorrow afternoon from 2 :f!0 to 5:00 o'cloclv with Mrs. L. V. Starkey. 817 East Jackson. There will be a ni'.te box THE INDEX IS SUED John West Says Story It Published About film Is Cntrne—Wants Claiming that a story it published about him on Tuesday morning, December 15th. has greatly damaged him, John West begau Alt in district court this morning against The Index Publishing company et al, to recover $5,000. • Mr. \^st lives at Humboldt. Some tin'.e ago he met Anne Ernst, a high school girl, on the street and "Joshed" and "jollied" her. He was arrested on (he charge of simple aseanlt but a jury found hint 'not gul.'ty after being ou( a few minutes. In tetlinK of (he arrest, the index stated under big headlines, that Mr. West was arrested for criminal assault, p.-'' recited details. Mr. Wiest rej'eats ia his petition tbe morning paper's story and declares tt false and untrue. He says that at tbe time he bore a good reputation but that the art Icle has defamed and libelled him; He thinlu It has damaged him to the extent of $6,000 and sues for that amounL L. V. OrtoQ, the candidate for county attorney on the Democratic ticket last fall, is Mr. West's •ttoraey. Cattle Killed. While ccming in from (ho eastern nart of the county Saturday evening. ITndersheriff A. L. Boatright saw a Katy train dash into a herd of cattle crossing the track north of .Moran and kill two of them. To and From Chanute. Miss Grace Brackenridge returned to lola tills afternoon after visiting with .Mrs. C. E. Meneley a few days. • • • Miss .Mary Farquhar. who has been cisiting Miss Grace Hamblin, returned to lola today noon.—Chaniite Sun. HEAD-ON- COLLISION PASSEXGER AXD FREIGHT TRAIX MET XEAR TULSA. ENGINEER AND FIREMAN DIE SCORE OR MORE PERSOXS .HORE OR LESS SERIOUSLY IXJl'RED. Blame Is Laid Jointly lo Dense Fog and Confusion of the Orders. Tulsa, Jan. 4.—A passenger and freight train on the St. Liouis and San Francisco railroad had a headon collision near Hsher, a small station 12 miles west of here, this niorning. One engineer and a fireman were instantly killed and a score of more persons were more or less seriously injured. The passenger train was a double header. One engine went dead three miles from Fisher and a flagman was sent ahead to notify the agent. In the meantime the disabled engine started and met the freight train' in a fog while both trains were.running abont fifteen miles an hour. The freight .-rew and the crew on the first passenger engine jumped but the crew on the second passenger engine did not have time to save themselves, and were buried under the wreckage of the three engines. The cars of both trains remained on the track while the three engines were complete'y demolished. Engineer W. A. ^^ller. of Enid, and his fireman whose name is unknown, are the only dead, both having been scalded and crushed. The seriously injured are: Foreman Hancock, arm leg and back crushed, may die: Conductor Barnard, leg broken; Frank Weddle, express messenger, knee crushed. The blame is laid jointly to the fog^ and the confusion of orders. POST'S NEW OFFICERS. A Joint Installation By G. A. R. and W. R. C- Saturday Evening. A joint and public Installation of recently elected officers was held by McCook Post, G. A. R., and Its auxiliary, the W. R. C, in the post hall Saturday night. For the post \V. H. McClure was the installing officer and these officers were inducted into office with the usual beautiful ceremony: Past commander, C. H. De- Clute; Senior vice cointnander, E. E. Russell; Junior vice commander. T. M. Gregory; Qtiarlermaster. M. F. Saylor; Surgeon. Dr. Kirkpatrick of LaHarpe: Offlcoi^ of the day, .T. H. Bock; Officer of the guard. .Tohn H. Carter; Chni>lain. K. N. Punston; Ad- Ju(an(. n. B. D. Smeftzer: Sargeant Major. J. Webster Johnson; Quartermaster Sergeant, John Harfung: Patriotic Instructor, J. E. Henderson. .-^ The Post also discussed the matter of an appropriation to assist in defraying the purchase price of n lot of land near Ossawatomie, made famous by .Tohn Brown. The land Is to be converted into a park and presented to the state of Kansas. The matter of raising funds to provide monuments for the graves of old soldiers in Allen county was taken up and discussed. Before adjournment, J. E. Henderson gave an Interesting address. An account of the installation by the W. R. C. is given In another co'- umn. XEIV F.U'TORY FOR GAS? A Report That Taylor Bnilding Is to Be Used A^in. ft was reported today that parties in Gas City were contemplating the establishment of a glove factory in the Taylor building in Gas. The build ing is a three story brick an^ was once used as a sack factory, Mr. Taylor said this afternoon that he had no information to give out at this time. A(;AIX.ST "UXCLE SA.M." Supreme Court Refuses Petition for Writ of CortlorarL Washington, .Tan. 4.—The supreme court of the United States today denied the iietition of th» government '"or a writ of certiorari In the twenty nine million dollar fine case against •he Standard Oil company. THE HIGHEST POINT Reached Today In Ilalns Trial When .Storr Writer Took the Witness Stand. Plajod Here. . Ward Hatcher returned, from lola yesterday where he [duyed basket ball with the Baker university team against an loin team Thursday night. The score was 2 lo 23 in favor of Baker. Hatcher is becoming one of the best known basket ball pla.vers In southeastern Kansas, and when the Baker team was short a man for (he lola game they sent for him.—Chanu{e Tribune. To and From C|iannt«>. . Miss Katie Kelib returned this afternoon from lola. where she visited her sister, Mrs. Ben Servey. • • • Miss es Mary and Annabel Woodward returned this «ftemoon from visiting lo lola.—Channte Tribune. To Hold Meetings. Rev. 8. &. Murpby, pastor of the First M. Ei. dutrcfa will asalst io a revival at Oswego next week.—Parsons Eclipse. Flushing. N. Y.. Jan. 4.—The trial of Thornton J. Hains reached Its highest point of interest to<iay. The story writer taking the stand to tell his version of the shooting of William< E. Annis by his brother. Captain Peter C. Halns. Jr. The defendant claimed the shooting was without his knowledge until after its commission and that he only drew his revolver to save his brother's life from the Yacht club meml>er8 who threatened Captain Ilalns after the killing. SCHOOLS OPEN TODAY. Students Resume Studies Refreshsd By Vscstlon. The public schools of lola convened today ofter a holiday vacation of two weeks. The work of the schools was taken up with a vim and there is every prospect of a highly successful conclusion to the first term of the school year. There are three more weeks in the first term of the year. SPECIAL MESSAGE ROOSEVELT ASKS COXGRESS TO APPROVE HIS IXSTRUCTIOXS. Reromniends an Appropriation of Half a Million DoUars for Italy. Wbshington, Jan. 4.—President Roosevelt in a special message to congress today asked for the approval of his act in sending the two government supply ships, Celtic and Culgoa, to Italy last week with three hundred thousand dollars worth of supplies for the earthquake sufferers. He also recommended a further appropriation of a half million dollars for their relief. President Roosevelt says: "The im mense debt of civilization to Italy; .he warm and steadfast friendship between that country and our own; the affection for their native land, felt by ^reat numbers of American citizens who are immigrants from Italy, the abundance with which God has blessed :is in our s-afety; all these should prompt us to immediate and'effective relief." Washington, Jan. 4.—^Much Interest was manifest in congress today over the prospective receipt of two .messages from President Roosevelt; one in response to the lower house's equest for information on which the president l)ased his strictures on congress relative to the use of the secret service fcrce, and the other recommending aid to the surviving earthquake victims in southern Italy. The nature of the recommendations of the latter became known in advance and a disfiosition among the members tc make a liberal and prompt response FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD. Dr. Gorllnghonse and Mr. Evans io Rnn .Again. Candidates for the school board are now coming out. The terms of Dr. O I<. Garilngiiouse and H. T. Evans ex- nlro this spring. Dr. Garllnghouse announced today that he would permit his name to go on the ticket again. Mr. Evans is aiso'giving his friends to tinderstand that he will be a candidate. TRUBY WANTS lOLA Independence Man Suggests a New Circuit to Take the Place of the O. K. ^ . THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Pal r and coidsr tonight and Tussday. Now that Independence is clear off of the Western Association horizon, some of the lovers of baseball think it is time to begin casting about for a substitute for the O. K. league, and the proposition to organize a Southern Kansas League meets with much favor, says the Independence Star... "A circuit made up of lola. Chanute Parsons, Coffeyvi'le. Cherryvale and Independence—or if it is desired to make It an eight club circuit—Neode sha and Caney. would be just about the thing." said M. L. Triiby in discussing the waiter. I "And if I were managing such a deal which I have no notion whatever of doing. I would want tbe salary limit placed at $.50 a man. except a player-manager, to be paid whatever the team might care to dig up. and I would have the players all paid by the president of the league, so that the .•^nlary limit wou'd not be exceeded. Then, the Siindav games would almost meet the salary li.st. The railway fare would be Insignificant. ".And for $50 a man it would really surnrise you to learn what kind of talent you could get. Ha.vden was navine- some* of the best men on his lo'a team from $50 to $60. "The fact of the business is that lot of these fellows play ball because they like it. and you couldn't keen some of them out of the game. If they could get in. If they received nothing more than their l>oard. Manv {of them couldn't earn |S0 a month at anything else, so why shouldn't they take that for a few hours employment in « pastime that they enjoy aboTO erery^hiaMelse? "By pnttlBg good man as manager and catcher and getting a lot of youngsters who play the game be- cHnae they enjor It. Independence could get » fine article of baseball and no one have to scraps the) bottom of an emntv treannry be-aosi of It. "A movement of that sort wouM. have my moral support, but t would not take any active part In the man- aeement of a tenm. There ott«ht to he enough ambitions peonle in this town however, who would feel warranted in tackling the proposikiM.'' Register W«t Ads Vxiag R«nUt«. , FOrW REFORM KAK^AS TAX/COXaiaSHBT IJSfiES EtJtUltlBLE CLASSIFICirnW. HIS: mm Te ^^TWf THIS SHODIB BE CONSIDEBED IK FEil.SOXS WHO ARE JUKBMKED. Recommends Serenil ChUKCs la the Law—One ProvMes for As : meat of the Legseles. Topeka, Kas.. Jan. 4:^::Th^Kaasas tax commission wants a consdtiitional amendment submitted to the T «iilrB by the legislature. This anmiuliinin is to provide for the classification of prop- arty for taxation purposes. The. Kansas commission believes that some jrope'rty should have a dfTTerMit basis .'or taxation than other holdings. In Jiscussing the amendment the com- .iiissidn says: It has been suggested that tke ability of the taxpayer to contrlbnte to the needi^ of government should, insofar IS is possible, measure thejgfaxe of the tax asked from him. Tw^small jstate of the widow or orpluH. the inconie from ' which is necessarily imallj may not properly be considered in the same class with the jaaperty of the owner, whose holdings produce in Income a surplus over and above 'be cpst of even luxurious living and idds 'continuously to tbe ipallh of such property owner; it is mm this proposition that the principle of pro- ^essjve taxation arises. Household furniture is not In the »nie: class with mannfactniiK ma- chiner.v; the former is not JUty-'Un- prodiictive, but it deteriorates from vear to year, and an annual tax uses^ up the prin^iBlC', investment and am^uiita really to confiscatloa. while tbe latter is an aid to pnidnction. Shares of bpildink and loan MWieia- m stock, one wbO'%|a b«- leia member S; the assoeiatkm in }|der; that- l}e.ii|)|y theqlby borrow ^^^^itJfM^f^l^^ to bnild Ja-Jiome irid whose payments npoif'Bw atocfc ire in fact a payment utaathe In'daM^" edness thus incurred* (xlfiHi^^ba-eSm> lared with the holder»"6t . ull paid shares of stock tu association, taken out as an . nentj neither can the shares dt'the borrowing member he Justly classM with shares of stock in a bank Or other corporation which yields U> the owner an income of 6 per cent aiid sometimes two, three and four times the rate. The inequality in the dtstribntion jf the tax burden must of necessity result from a system requiring the taxation in an Identical manner of subjects so widely varying In kind antl quaii{.v' Is Indisputable. The coiQmis- sion unhesitatingly expresses!the opin ion t^at the present systnn SbouM be io changed as. to permit a classitica^ lion «f personal property. In order hat when found necessary and expedi- >nt special differentiated rates may be .aid ujion different kinds of property. It is not proposed at this Um* to recommend particular I/iws that may be [lece.siiary to provide for the Just tax- itioniuf ail the different classes of properly, for the reason that there la possibly some doubt as to the leglsla- 'ure having constitulonal authority to make a classification. But in the opln ion of the commission a law shpold be nassed which will test that question, md in any event it is ttelleved wise, as 1 proper pre'iminary to any «tended legislation in tbe - direction soagbt to ren>ove any possible constttntioBal limitations upon the legislative an- thority. , • The commission recommends i numerous changes in the tax law. Among tbeser changes are tbe following Providing for tbe assessment of legacies^ and successions. Providing for n'tew methods of as- sessiiig car companies and the prtrate railroad cars of mercantile or nwan- factuflng establishments. Providing for* an excise tax on.'express companies. Additional provisions relating to the assessment of telegraph and tele|>hone compimies. . Prohibiting the granting of tax, rebates; Defining the duty of eoonty assessors and providing a method for removing them from office la cases of incompetency. Providing for the platting of lands for assessment putrposes. Limiting the tax levies in the different counties and for the different funds and porposes. • •. • f\ FOX TO MOVE HEiRE. Well knovim LaHwipa'lMn to M*e6m» a RMldant of tola. A ileal was clesed Satvrday between.!; R. atewart and Geo. J. Fox. of LaHarpe. • vhanby Hr. Ftai be- cornea the owaex^Bf the haDdsoma resv Idenea oa M Msdlaoa re<iently buUi by J. H. Campb«lL:eaahler of tha Ma autitBank. . Vr.;€impheUitradal.the propeiiy a few -veeln ago to Mr.lVteir* art s»idf he luui tfBded It i/^titn to Ur.jfox, for IsHii In Cottier QDoaty, Ka&i If i; Fog JCBrasldea^^ tlw Isr Harpe SUte INUU^ and bom ^ ^ inforinittiiA <oM4llial(le. wttl nake hhi

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