The Garnett Review from Garnett, Kansas on September 7, 1916 · 2
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THE GARNETT REVIEW THE EVENING REVIEW. AND JOURNAL PL A IN DEALER PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY i , j CHILD LABOR LAW PASSED. - -. ' RICHARDSON & CHAMPE W. O. CHAMPE, Editor C. T. RICHARDSON, Manager Entered as second-class matter October 26, 1915, at the postoffice at fSarnett, Kansas, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. OfScial Paper of Anderson County and Subscription Rates One year $1.50 fiix months .75 Both Telephones The Review W. O. Champe C T. Richardson .195 .116 .112 HUGHES' SPEECH ING. DISAPPOINT Chas. E. Hughes made a speech at Seattle, Washington, the other day, and the Seattle Times, an independent Republlican paper, printed the following editorial regarding the speech: "The thousands who heard Charles E. Hughes speak last night at The Arena were disappointed. They realized that, oratorically, his address was admirable, but. they came away with a definite impression that the Republican candidate had not offered a single constructive suggestion in the course of his remarks. "Tied to the political fortunes of no party and no candidate, The Times' feels it can view the national presi dential campaign impartially, and it does not" hesitate to declare that the New Yorker cannot make a winning fight on a program of destructive criticism. The public is not averse to being advised of the errors of the Wilson administration, but it desires to know what his opponent would have done under the same circumstances, and, in particular, what he propose to do in the event that he is elected next November. "The greatest applause aroused by any of his remarks followed his reference to Alaska and the tariff. Here was his opportunity to lay before the people of the Northwest his views on these two great questions. Instead, he contented himself with brief and remarkably vague generalities. He did not make one constructive . suggestion and he was singularly reserved in his comment upon conditions developed by the Democrats or likely to be developed during the next administration. "In point, of fact, the Republican candidate is not meeting the issues raised by his Democratic opponents. He is not giving the Republicans the port of leadership that spells victory. His address last night was substantially the same as that delivered at other places on his Western tour. It excited favorable comment when first delivered, because it was considered as an introduction to later remarks which would , acquaint the people with his Stand on the big issues of the day. He has not fulfilled those expectations. The Times remarked, in comment on his acceptance address, that it lacked force, vigor, constructiveness and definiteness. Identically the same criticism can be made of the address delivered at The Arena. "If last night's speech is the best that Mr. Hughes has to offer the American people, there is every reason to credit the assertions of Eastern observers, who predict a comparatively easyvictory for Mr. Wilson in that section. Furthermore, it is not at all improbable that the G. O. P. majorities in the strongly Republican Western states will be materially re duced." President Wilson won another victory when congress parsed a child labor law, which broke the shackles that, for years, had practically enslaved many thousands of children many of them mere babes who were forced to work in the factories in the East and the South, wearing out their lives, becoming old even before they were men and women. These little ones had never known the joys of childhood. In many instances, children only eighteen months old were compelled to work to help their parents to gain a livelihood. Child labor bills had been introduced in congress many times, under numerous administrations, but they were always defeated many times pigeon- holed and there seemed to be no free dom from slavery for them. But when Woodrow Wilson became president, he espoused the cause of these little ones, and was" determined that they should be freed. Congress halted and wavered and killed time by discussion, but President Wilson never lost sight of the measure. Fin ally, he insisted that congress act. As a result, the shackles are broken, and no longer can greed force the babies to sit, lay after day often twelve or more hours per day at the machines that were grinding out their lives But. of course, the "misses" and madams without children who head the so-ealled Woman's party will con tinue to traipse up and down the country denouncing President Wilson because he sees fit to differ from them in the plan to -give woman the ballot, These women would defeat this friend of the children and this advocate of woman suffrage who went from WaJi incrton to New Jersey to vote, for ballots for women; and they will continue to advocate the election of a man who did not go home, to New York, to vote on the same proposition did not go home to vote at all, and has not voted since 1910, according to reliable reports. But, we cannot STOPPED THE STRIKE! JOHN P. ST. JOHN IS GONE. Kansas' First Prohibition Governor Died Last -Thursday Evening. , Kansas City Post. - . - Every citizen of this republic, no matter what walk of life he treads, should turn to Washington today and be glad in his heart that in the presidential chair is Woodrow Wilson. Great as may have been the achievements of his administration, note worthy as his service to industry, to farming, to finance, to the cause of peace has been, they sink to insignificance when compared to the crowing victory which used the Sword of Justice to maintain industrial Peace. There will be no railroad strike. There will be no interruption of the avenues of commerce, no stoppage of the mills and factories, no famine in great centers, no display on angered venom, no f launtintg of uniformed power. Law has supplated Force. v Through his leadership, congress has recognized the fundamental fact men are human beings, and that, pitted against profits, human rights must be paramount. All labor is lifted to a new level. For the lawr which recognizes an eight- hour day for railroad men must rest for its vindication upon the principle that Society, as a whole, is interested in the physical-welfare of all its citizens and that those who serve must be protected from inordinate greed for profits. The Progressive who, four years ago, followed with religious frenzy the doctrine of human rights, now finds that his dream is realized in a Wilson, not a Roosevelt, who, at the hour of the triumph of the doctrines he preached, is attacking the man who made them possible. Kansas City Star. John Pierce St. John, ex-governor of Kansas and a nation-wide figure for prohibition's cause, died at Olathe at 6:40 o'clock last Thursday, after an illness of two months, caused by heat prostration June 20. At that time, Mr. St. John was in Jetmore, where he was engaged in a ninety- days speaking tour for a temperance organization. rle canceled the remainder of his engagement and re turned to Olathe, but recovered suf ficiently to attend the Prohibition national convention in St. Paul, July 18, 19 and 20. On his return home, he stopped at Shelbyville, 111., July 23, where he made his last address before a Chautauqua audience. Governor St. John took to his bed shortly after his return from St. Paul, and weakened steadily. For a week preceding his death, he was unconscious the greater part of the time. At 5:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon, his rr . :om(o real estate partner, M. V. C. Parker, The Democrat, who declared that his party is the party of progress, will was admitted to his room. Governor rejoice in the fact that his party has set new standards of life for so large I St. John recognized Mr. Parker, and, a portion of the community. in parting, said, "God-bye, Martin." The Republican who believes" that Business is the special object of life He then fell into a sleep from which will be glad that President Wilson has- protected business all business he did not awaken from the obstinacy of ja. smalt part of business. It is more than fitting that the great victory of Wilson, the preservation of peace with justice, for the law as passed provides for a thorough investigation of all facts, with protection for the legitimate rights of every investor, should come at the very hour when he was announcing that this shall be a country of "Americans for a Big America." Only those who desire great profits on toil of other human beings can object. The cool judgment which has kept this nation from entering upon the bloody conflict across the water, which has made this nation the Big Brother, Republicanism, where he CQuld not tne enemy, oi a sir repuuuc, u, una b do fas greatest service to the state, Peace has been accomplished. A great calamity has been averted. in fighting through the prohibition I Only a master statesman, with a passion for Humanity and for a loftier amendment to the state constitution. John Pierce St. John first became a political factor in Kansas as a leader of the fight on United States Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy, of Atchison. Pomeroy and St. John were friends, but the latter championed Pomeroy's opponent, the late John J. Ignalls. The issues were bitterly fought. Ignalls won. bt. John became a leader m 41& Uploda-tc Pullman Tourist Sleepers nnd fvQQ recti ninsrcHaircavs on fas trains to California take you through in comfort vi5 the Santa Fe. Personally conducted Tourist Sleepers throe times a week. Fred Hftrvcy mazA service. Lrfikai al stop-ovei-s. I?tioinCltCs on Salc ScP-2 to Oct., 6. Garnett, Kansas, $33.00 $33.05 For Particulars Call or Write C. S. Coleman, Agent, Garnett, Kansas. Meal of Social Justice, could have made these possible. PEOPLE WILL PAY THE FREIGHT. help believing that the mothers of children will cast their votes for the friend of children the man who saved them from a liv- THE CHICKENS RETURN. Salina Union. "Chickens come home to roost.' The expresison is trite; the applica tion lies in the opportunity to utilize it. -Back in October, 1914, Mr. Raymond Robins, who is now supporting the candidacy of Mr. Hughes, indulg ed in the following remarks, which, more or less, must embarrass him in his present political attitude: "The most skillful, the most courageous, the greatest statesmanship of the last two years in this world was the manner in which Wilson averted war between this country and Mexico. The reason that the blood of Ameri can men sons of our homes' is not today reddening the hot sands of Mexico, to serve the interests of a few corporation magnates and speculators, is due more to the courage and con stancy of Woodrow Wilson than to any other factor in American life. would count myself poor and small, nize wisdom, courage and public serv ice, even if it had been shown by the chief of an opposing party. Was Mr. Robins wiser year before last than now? Is his tribute recall able? Governor Capper is going after Judge Flannelly and the big gas grafters in good shape, and he will get them, too. Yates Center News. Do you think he will "get" the former attorney-general who now sits on the supreme bench, who pocketed several thousand dollars of Kansas Natural's money in. the receivership case ? - - Bring your jod w-oric to ine Keview. The Ottawa Herald is worried over the result of the prevention of the railroad strike, because, as the Herald ing death this great Emancipator of says, the peopLe must bear the burden the Child Slave. of an incrase of freight and passenger rates. The Herald says, m effect, i 1 . 1 1 T 9 A. - A HAD FAITH IN HIM. mat tne raiiroaas aon i propose .o pay the added expense of running their The railroad employes who had trains, which is inevitable as a result planned to strike last Monday said of the eight-hour law. they would call off the strike only Everyone knows that the people on one condition: that congress pass have always been compelled to pay an eight-hour law and that it be sign- for every change that means better ed by the President by midnight Sat- pay for their men or for anything urday. which adds to the safety of the em- Saturday night, the senate passed J ployves. Whenever a change is pro- the bill that had passed the house posed, the railroad companies object passed it without amendment only and insist that they are about to be one Republicas senator, Robert M. La- forced into bankruptcy. Every pro- Follette, voting with the majority, posed change is met with a threat to Two Democrats voted against it, and advance rates and make the people they should be buried in oblivion when pay the bill. their terms expire. The people of the country have been But the bill was not yet a law very patient, so far, and, while they it lacked the signature of the Presi- did not like to have to dig down into dent. Yet, the heads of the rail- their pockets to pay the advance in way brotherhoods sent out the mes- rates, they paid it, though grumbling sage that called off the strike. Why ? ly But, the people are being educat They had faith in President Wilson ed, and they are doing a little think- they knew he would sign the bill. He jng and figuring for themselves. The was at his summer home, and it was present trouble (which, it is hoped, discovered that he could not reach has been settled for a while,) has been Washington in time to sign it at the a great educator, and men who, a hour designated, and the bill could not short time ago, were opposed to gov- reach him in time. But he did sign it ernmmt nwnorshi haw had th Sunday, as soon as it reached him. scales removed from their eves, and Investigation showed that there was they now see that government owner- no law making the signature on Sun- ship is the only way in which the rail- day illegal. However, to make assur- roa(j problem can be settled for all ance doubly sure, the President sign- time. It would prevent strikes in the ed the bill again Monday. future, and freight and nassenger The railroad brotherhoods had faith rates would be reduced. in the President, and he did not be- The railroads now threaten to fro to What has become of the dreadful fears concerning those eggs from China and that meat and corn from Argentine that our new tariff was to let flow in and starve our producers of meat, eggs and corn? Pratt Union. In his administration Kansas became "dry." Mr. St. John served two terms as governor of Kansas, 1879 to 1883. Nation-wide prohibition had always been Mr. St. John's dream. But he said it would never come through the Prohibition party; Congress could pass a law prohibiting the manufac ture, transportation, exportation and sale of liquor, he said, and there would be an end to it. A constitutional amendment, he said, would be bad judgment. St. John was called a traitor in 1884, Goto A. T. HOLCOMB In The Pilkington Building. FOR YOUR 'FARES! LOAMS The Rates Are Reasonable tray the trust. EDISON FOR WILSON law to test the new eight-hour law. They will not do so if they know when they are well off. And they will go slow about an annreciable advance in Last Monday, Thomas A. Edison,! t nat tn the electrical wizard, Republican and stand much morfi foolishness. u the supporter of iheodore Roosevelt for b.. , ton harH there presidential nomination, said at Ln 11t,;toqi n,, r 1 tit W Mi UlUf VtDUH A J IVkJIVt eminent ownership, and when the peo pie demand a thing, they will get it. Snmp claim that the povprnmpflt Not since I860 has any campaign I ont b the road that J i a. ii . 1 ty billion instead of four billions. dollars, and we are unable to pay the price, lhe people who make this ob- An exchange remarks: "The fathers and sons at home in peaceful, profitable employment is a vital issue in the home life of America. Do you think the mothers, the wives and sisters of Germany, France, Austria, England, Russia and Italy would not when he left the Republican party to understand this issue ?" become standard-bearer for the Pro hibition party, as nominee for the Four years- ago, the business of this J presidency. Soon after he had an- country was sadly lacking in banking I swered affirmatively a letter sent him and credit facilities abroad. Today, J by Frances E. Willard, imploring him American banks are open in many to lead the movement, threatening foreign centers, and our commerce has and x inflammatory letters to him already felt their great value. The crowded the Olathe mails. Bulletin. But Mr. St. John, a crusader whose had betgun balloting on the gubernatorial nomination. Mr. Str John married Susan J. Parker March 28, 1860. o Alfalfa Worm. U. S. Planning a Great New Industry Manhattan, Kas., Aug. 31. The alfalfa webworm has appeared in large numbers in many Kansas al falfa fields. Another brood of these worms- will hatch before winter and farmers should wage war on them, or serious damage will be done. - "Farmers should watch for the next brood of worms and take immediate action," says T. H. Parks, specialist in entomology, division of extension, m lyiz, lneoaore itooseveit, most not succeed, paid no attention to vehemently: "The Republican party is threats and communications and not coming back!" He probably did pictures of his affigy hung up to be not think, then, that he would seek hooted at, and then burned. j i -r- ..i. i x . I tne ttepuoncan nomination xor presi- Many Republicans attributed the dent in 1916. I dpft f Jamc CI Rlaino tfco PTMiH- Kansas Agricultural College. "The only fear was that his efforts might LCrP J CUt fr hay f- The isreat fault that nrotectionist I , . . .. .. . . . John s entrance into the race leaders nna witn tne unaerwooa tanir is that it makes the wealth of the country pay in proper proportion tr the support of the government. to St. Sow Wheat in Corn Stubble Land. Saratoga. N. Y.r that he will work and vote for Woodrow Wilson. Said he: made such a direct call on Simon Pure Americanism. The times are too serious to talk or think in terms of Pie- publicanism or Democracy. Real Am- J jtion do not stop to consider that encans must arop parties ana get down to big fundamental principles. the amount of money that is really invested in , the roads is not twenty "More than any other president in bim but four bilIions rest my memory, woodrow Wilson has - T1P been faced by a succession of tremend-1 ., , ... ous problems, any one of which, dead- fv Wllimia w,, nf wiiin.c ed the wrong way, would have had . , , . - fc lA ,Tr., , , . . When the railroads make their figures disastrous results. Wilson s decisions, r , . , , , . . ' for the people to read, showing that , , 6 ,., , they are making but a fair return on ious trouble, nor are they likely to He has given us peace with honor. their investment, they do not tell the TlMnla that tVlOV !)K ncino. t-ir-o-nT Hughes talk about the United States " ir T - 7 7 Z being despised is nonsense. Neutral- , . . . . . ,. , . , , i uuuuiis. j. near; liKLLrto a-rt: not guess ity is a msghty trying policy, but back I . , , . , . . 1 . . f f ' ' . , x work they are statistical, and can be The Rea-Patterson Milling Com pany gives farmers this good advice: "On account of the very hard condition of the ground, which makes plowing almost impossible, we think it advisable to remind our farmer friends that their corn stubble land would make the finest wheat land pos sible. "The corn crop has reached the stage now where it can be cut off the ground, and it's very easy to disc this ground up and put it in fine shape for the fall sowing of wheat. "As we see it, this is the finest J year to plant wheat, with the pros pects of a good price next harvest, that we have seen for a long time. This year's crop is going to be very short, and it's going to take a big crop next year to fill up all the holes. If we should not raise a big crop, wheat will sell at a very high figure. "So, taking the whole situation into consideration, we think it is a splendid fall to sow an increased acreage of wheat, and we would like for you to see as many farmers as possible, and persuade them to plant wheat this fall, and to use as much of the abandoned corn acreage as possible, as, unless the corn ground is used for wheat sowing, we fear there will be quite a shortage in the acreage the coming year." of it is international law, the rights of humanity and the future of civil ization." ' Speaking of Roosevelt's friend Pen rose, the lopeka Capital remarks: "When Pennsylvania's Senator Pen rose speaks against the principle of income taxation and against a special tax on munitions surplus profits to help pay for giant "preparedness," suggesting that all revenue should be raised by a duty on imports, he may. speak for Pennsylvania manufacturers and millionaires with big incomes. He doesn't speak for the Middle West, nor for the mosses of voters who com pose the Kepublican nartr " The Capital might have added: or any- other party. - v proven by investijration at Washington figures made by official investigation. " ' Do a little investigation on your own account. Think for vourselves. 'AMERICANS FOR BIG AMERICA." That is President Wilson's slogan. He gave it to the people in his speech of acceptance of the Democratic nomination for the presidency Saturday afternoon, at Shadow Lawn, X. J., the summer home of President and Mrs. Wilson. It is a slogan that is endorsed by every true, loyal citizen of the United States. The burning of St. John in effigy in Topeka, November 27, 1884, was the act of the more fiery spirits in a ! crowd of three thousand persons. A denunciatory speech made to the crowd was credited to Patrick H. ly, should the worms appear in large numbers'. This will compel them to feed on the shoots near the ground, where they should be killed by means of a harrow made of brush, or by the use of a smoothing harrow, into the middle of which a piece of old wire fence has been woven. This will crush many of the worms if used af-1 growing. Department of Commerce, Washing6 ton. The high prices of flax fiber from which linen is made has centered at tention on the necessity of establish ing a real linen industry in the worlds There seem to be two big problemt which must be solved before fcucces is assured. One is to find some arti ficial method of preparing the flax straw for the spinner, thus relieving the flax grower of this task, and tb other is to convince the American public that American made linen is at good as any other. There are a mora ber of minor problems', and they art all discussed in a report by W. A Graham Clark just published by th Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, department of Commerce The only country in which the pro duction of flax fiber has increased consistently in recent years is Rus sia. In the British Isles and in FrancCi the production has decreased in spitt of all efforts to keep the industry In Austria-Hungary, Bel ter the hay crop is removed. "The worms injure the alfalfa by tying the tops together by means of a web and devouring the foliage. They ruin the quality of the hay in a short time. There are four or five jrenera- Coney, who had been a friend of the tions each year but they be governors. .But wnen Mr. at. jonn come numerous enough to injure tfce again visited the Kansas- capital the crop untn late summer. first time in eighteen years, in 1905, P. H. Coney was on the first men I he knew who shook his hand. The pole on which the effigy nung was bought by a friend of Mr. St. John and made into canes, which sold for $1 "The moths are small and buff colored, and rise in large numbers as one walks through the alfalfa. They fly a short distance only. "The worms feed on a number of weeds. Winter is passed in their each. The proceeds, $1,500, were given pupal cell one inch below the surface to the Prohibition party. of the ground. Renovation of alfalfa So bitter was the feeling against j fields will help to keep them in check. Mr. St. John in 1884 that the legisla ture changed the name of St. John county to Logan county. Gov. John A. I Mexican Band Plays "Dixie." Martin went on the floor to denounce J From tb Spokane Spokesman-Review. St. John. Years after, it was St. John Calexico, Cal. With American sol- who reminded the people of Kansas diers lined up along the international that Governor Martin's grave was un- boundary line, all standing at "at-marked, and led a movement that tention," the strains of "Dixie" and created a memorial fund to honor the the "Star-Spangled Banner" floated For Sale in Harris, Kansas. Wishing to build elsewhere, I have two good rental properties- and six vacant lots in the city of Harris, Kan sas, which I wish to dispose of. For further information, write s7t3 . C. W. GAUZE. Osawatomie, Kansas: September 14. Half Sole Your Old Tires. Get 2,500 to 5,000 miles from your old auto tires by double treading, at from $2 to $2.75 each. We also make new and -repair old auto tops. For particulars and prices, write , JOHN EGY, 31t4 Parker, Kas. o Reserve space in the Booster Fair edition of The Reviw. memory of Martin. John P. St. John was a son of Sam uel and Sophia St. John, and was born in Brookville, Franklin county, In diana, February 25, 1833 He went to school in a log school house, clerking in a store to pay part of his expenses. While in his twenties, he went to California, where he chopped wood, worked at mining, steamboating and merchandising. In 1860, he took up law in a firm at Charleston, 111., entering the firm after a year's apprenticeship. He enlisted for the Civil war as a private in Company C, Sixty-eighth Illinois volunteers, and was elected captain. He served with honor, and when the One Hundred and Forty-third Illinois was organied, became its lieutenant-colonel. - He retired to private life in 1864, and, in the year following, moved to Independence, Mo., where he practiced law four years. He went to Olathe in May, 1869, forming a law partnership ' with M. V. Parker. It was later dis-! solved. In 1872, Mr. St. John was elected to j the state senate from Johnson coun-j ty, declining a re-nomination. In 1876, he refused the nomination of -the Kansas state temperance convention, and withdrew His name after the Republican convention the same year across from Mexico. The music came from the Twenty-fiifth regiment Mexican band. It is a habit for many American soldiers to listen to the concerts, and as the band struck the first strains of the national anthem, all the Americans stood. OTTAWA l$rium and the Netherlands, the indus try has not been able to hold its own. The American production has neref been of importance. Thanks to tht liberal government aid and to cheap labor, the Russians had gradually been getting a monopoly of the buti ness up to the time the war broxt out. In the United States, flax has been raised almost entirely for the seech which is used to make the well-known linseed oil so necesary for the produc tion of good paints and varnishes. Of some 3,000,000 acres of flax raised in this- country in 1915, the department of agriculture estimates that nJy 2,000 acres were devoted to flax fof fiber. The bulk of the straw from the seed-bearing plants is burned and used for fertilizer. It should be borne in mind, however, that flax-growing for seed and flax -growing for fiber art separate and distinct industries. Somt flax is grrown both for seed and fibefj but a decision must be made as 16 which is to be the more important product, just as the sheep-raiser must decide .whether, muttoa. or .wool is. 10 be the primary consideration. O ! Save Your Feed Sacks. Farmers, gave your good feed sacks and bring them to the Garnett Mill and we will pay you 3 cents each, W. O. DECKER & CO. OTTAWA. KAN S. CATALOG FREE Booster Fair edition of The Review September 14. ( CHILDS & SON F. D. Porter, Colony Gibbs & McCaslin, Kincaid ROBE MERC. CO., Amiot

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