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THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER. SATURD'AY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27,1915. -5 - '3" lOLA DAILf REGISTER TMB I^LA OAILV ;AECORD AND THE i lOLA OAljUY INDEX. MeiPbcr of— Th« AMOcUtad |PreM< Tht KiHiMc Dajy Ueagut. ! Tlia Buraau of ^idvertising A. N. P. A. Tb« Kanua Emerlal Association. Tha Audit Bure|u of Circulations. THE REGISTER!! PUBLISHING CO Chas. F. Scott, Editor and Manager. Entered at the Tola iPostoffiee as Second- Class jblatter. Advertising Rates I&de Known on ADPH- oation. Official Pap*r;;of City of iola. Official .PapariCity of Basa«tt. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By Carrier In Ida, gas City, Lanyonvlile, Coricrcto, LaHarpe and Bassett. One Week ^.... •! 10 cents One Month V... .1....... 44 cent." One Tear V.......; 15.00 BY MAIL. One Tear, inside coujity $2.50 One Tear. oufsUle ccjiihty $3.00 TELEPIIONES. Business Office ..'..X If Society Reporter ..;r. It Job and Bindery Deiiartment 143 1 ^»4*4»2«4«44 4^ |t> 4<^4-v2^^ S SCRIPtUHE. 4. Genesil 9:8-16. .,j \nd God spake junto .Noah, and to hi.>i -SOUK with him;' saying. And I, behold, ^established my covenant with you, afldj with your seed after you; . j -And with every living creature that is with you, oj the' fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that^ieo out of the ark, to every beast of the.earth. And 1 will establish my covenant with you; neithei;! shall all flesh be cut off any more.^by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said,ifrhis is the token ol the covenant which I make between mo and you and pevry living creature that is with you,?for perpetual generatoins: I do set ray bojji- in th».cloud, and it shall be for a token of a'covenant bei tween me and th« earth. I And it shall come to pass, when 1 bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seep in the-cloud; , -And I will reaember my covenant, which is betweeij me and you and every living creature of all flesh; anb the waters shalj no more become p flood to destroy ill flesh. 1 .And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look (jjpon it, that I may re-- mjember the everlasting covenant between God and e:viry living creature oi all flesh that is 6i )on the earth. \ A MUMClPkt BirXKHOUSE. The regularit:s;wnot to sary frequency—with whichi midnight mysterious as.-jaults are being perpetrated here, suggests the id^a of making some greater effort to* keep the hobo under surveillance at-.'night. The present police patrol is Composed of but four mjsn. Obviousl^ such a small force of I policemen c ^innot watch the movement: of the mitny groups of tramps that come in frcjm day to day. These wanderers make their night rendezvous, at the brick plants, the sraelters or some other place where factory boilers offer a !pight of comfort so far as temperatii're is concerned. The| result is 'Uhat these groups of men, gome of t^fem desperate because of hunger, often are tempted to launch oft into 'crimes that they per- hties would no^' entertain a moment if under the proper restraint. If free to rise up .front; a bed of sand and gravel, grope (>|r in the'darkness of the night, unseen and unmolested, these men are ^iven entirely too favorable an oppoi^tunity to yield to tho suggestion of frijne. Their" whole environment teijds to mduce the development of criminal tendencies. It is impossibjle, of course, to establish so strict avsurveiiiance over the tramps* that no| one or them v^ill escape the watchijul eye of a policeman but it does se^m both feasible and possible to oblfee these men to remain in a "contentratlon camp" or municipal bunkjiouse during the brief time they are iir 'lola. A vacant building close in ccitild be fitted up at a very moderate Expense with benches, light and heat ^d t^e order coAld be made that every' wanderer who ;omes ty |Iola must sp^end his night'at the bunkhouse wh^re he could be sized up by the poli<i or go to jail on the charge of vagiBncy. When it| was learned that loj^ intended to enforce the order strictly, practically; every hobo would register at bunkhouse rather tt^n go to jail. After a nigh 'r of rest |nd an opportuliity to' seek work, heishould be obliged to move on. At present hpboes are permitted to si !ep at police headquarters. The jio- lioe station is:';Used as a municipal court room and the public i is frequently there ler on buslnciss or as an innocent b>:*lander. The building should not be lie id as a bunkhouse for sanitary reasoiifB der surveillance in a municipal bunkhouse—not a hotel with bed and board-^the opportunity for guch crime would be lessened to tne minimum. Iola has excellent police prot^tion and a very Iflkiieat police force. It is no reflection aiibn the department that these asaaiiltB bave occurred. The police should have the support of the community and the one best move at this tinje is some provision to care for the unemployed at night. WASTE OF AMMUMTIO?!. There are two great wastes of ammunition, going on in Kansas just Bow, , The first great waste Is that of the breweries and other men who persist in sending their tommy-rot into the state in t)ie form of letters and pamphlets to the newspapers. It would seem that they would learn after making repeated futile attempts that Kansas newspapers will not ban die their stuff. The brewers are bark ing up the wrong tree. Kansas does not want booze in any "form and the money and energy which the liquor interests are wasting here had better lie utilized for a more profitable l)urpose. If they can't find more productive territory in which to ballyhoo for their trade they had just as well shut up shop and quit now as a little later. The other bigj leak is that which comes from the ^advocates of prohibition throwing away money and time and talent in Kansas. Why don't the people who are working for prohibition go to the states where they havr a chance of doing some good? Kan^ sas is well satisfied. This state has prohibition and would not think of changing. Why waste effort here? It is well enough to keep a watchful eye on the enetny, but the place to do effective work fOr the advancement of the idea of prohibition would be some state where the law is not in effect.— Xewton Kansan. rylbg a chisel and a crowbar when he juniped and the tram was traveling nearly twenty-flve mileg an hour. He fell and the^ chisel penetrated his body entering just above the heart and into a lung. He was brpugtit to Concordia on an evening train and taken to the hospital where he is now in a serious Condition. A message from Superior this morning said a son| was born to his «lfe last -night.—Concordia Kansan. Ye^rs ago when John Hanson was a freight conductor on the Central Branch he whipped a boy for hopping trains. The boy threatened to kill him and fo rthree or four years afteri ward shouted threats at him. Finally Mr. Hanson was promoted to a passenger run and did not pass through the town wheire the . »oy livtsd. Not long ago the | conductor was; in the lobby of a Central Branch town hotel when a husky young fellow approached him. "Are you John Hanson?" he inquired. Mr. Hanson replied that he was and the young man asked, "Do you think you could whip me?" "1 think not," replied Mr. Hanson, "you are twice my size." "Well," he continued, "I am the fellow you whipped for hopping trains, and I probably owe 'my jound arms, legs and life to you."—.Atchison Glove. K£EPI>0 HIS FRO.VISCS. Gov. Arthur Capper is trying his best to keep his platform promises to the Kansas people sy giving them an economical adminrstration and reducing the appropriations. In doing this he has the sblid cpposition of the Democratic State Senate. That body leems determinjed on tying up' a lot of needed appropriations by combining -hem in ilie sam<; bill with a lot of extravagant and ill timeC appropriations and putting it up to the Republican house and Governor Capper to lass or veto. Those who have kept tab on the legislature can easily see what Kansas is up against. In order to makie Capper's admrnistration ai)- pear extravagant f in comparison to Hodges' the Democrats are willing to iefeat all measures promised by Capper and the Reptiblican platform, thereby crippling many of the colleges, state institutions and needed improvements or fine the Republicans ;0 join them is their extravagant expenditures of the states' money. vor>fi soriETY MATROX LAYS DOWN RULES, ./ > In discussing the approaching social season, a young matron says that the success of every, event, whether in home, church or Club, depends upon the foresight of the Women months before. The brilliancy, charm and succes.s of a party is dependent upon the physical condition of the hostess. She cannot be entertaining witty or clever, if she is loaried down with all the complaints a woman is heir to; and very few are free from the functional troubles which bring with th§m dizziness, back ache, sick headache, sleeplessness ^nd intense nervousness. Thousands upon thousands of mothers, wives and daughters in every section of the great countr.v, who have regained health, vigor and cjieerful dis po.sition after months of misery and even despair are the ones who truly appreciate the marvelous restorative liowor of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. Every woman who has reason to believe that backache, headache, unnat- 'iral pains, "low spirits, i sleepless nights, irregularities or a' catarrhal condition is caused by a derangement of the womanly functions, owes it to .herself and dear ones to speedily over como the trouble before ^general breakdown causes permanen^prostra- tion. Dr Pierce's Favorite Prescription 's .n rcn'iedy that any ailing woman c^n .safely take because it is prepared witli nure rtycerine from roots and herbs, containing tonic properties of the most pronounced character and without al- coluil. Got Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription today, cither in liquid or tablet foim, at any dealer in medicines, if vou want to bettep your physical condition surely and siieedilv. Every ingredient in Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre- ^crintion is printed along, with the directions. Kvery ailln? woman should write to- 'ay for confidential advice to a specialist who has had years of experience in treatins: diseases peculiar to "omen. His advice is ?iven without charse. and writiftfi; places vou under no oblisation whatever. Pimply address Dr. Pierce. Invalids' HotelJ Buffalo, \. Y., and write: Dear Doctor: Please send me, without charee further information." 13C nnge book on •Woman and Her Diseases', sent 'ree."—.\dv. THE LURE ,0F THE LAm Xr. Brewster, WriUufir from Culifomia, Admits It Has '"Got" Him. The following- letter from Mr. F. W. Brewster, to the editor of the Register was written December 2ath, and as Mr. Scott had started on bis journey before it reached iola, it was laid aside unopened with other letters to await his return; ^ .^ithough two months old me letters is none the lees interesting and the Register knows it will be read with the greatest pleasure by all of Mr. Brewster's Iola and Allen County friends, it is dated at Pasadena, California: The Ch^nute Tribune tells the following story: The wardrobe at the iiome of a certain business man is rather small for winter use. Frequently it is the custom to pin the lighter weight articles ot feminine ap. parel to the heavier garments; One warm day last week the man of the hotise had not worn his overcoat, but brought;it out in the evening to wear do\yn town after supper. On the otreet he wondered why he was the object 0^0 much attention and when he entered a store several acquaintances began to I'augh. "What are you celebrating, St. Patrick's Day or the Fourth of July?" one asked. Then ilie discovered why he was the center of attraction. His wife's green petticoat ,was pinned to the baca of his overcoat. IS C^ECK ON DEATH IN WAR ProgreH lit Surgery and Sanitation Reduces the Fatalities in IVIod- em Warfare. jWith the coaling of spring there will be little peed of a bunkhouse but for the reilhaining mouth such an institution coujd be used tr> good advantage. I The midnigjit assaults recently made' have be|n' charged to burglars ^nd it is j^robable that the burglars 'rere in t|e first instance, merely tramps begginjj on the streets. If un I' The Russian correspondents ha#e apparently overlooked the point which they.might have made that allowing Germany to capture the tenth Russian army corps was merely a part of Russia's strategic plans. The most impossible feat for the average man is to put an accurate valuation on a hat m a millinery store. ' In the race of life the man who un- dertiikes to cut across lots eventually gets lost in the high weeds. , * . * + EAK8AS CLIPS AJfD COMMEKTS -J * • ! . • *•* * + •• + **•*•••* A Goodland man has fitted up his poultry bouse with steam heat, electric lights, etc. We shouldn't be sur-^ prised.to hear that the fellow, is the editor of the local paper—that's about the sort of business sense a newspa- peii- man has.—Gonaer Davies. L. J. Quarrells, who lives a mile or £0 out of Superior, jumped from the , ijiorth bound Prosser Branch (lassen- ^ger train near his home. He was car- ""•1' Amsterdam.—Contrary to the pbpu iar impression that modern wars result in. a greater number of deaths than those of the past, the opposite is true, according to an article repro duced in the Tijd. It is pointed out that this is largely due to the progress in surgery, the use of efHcacioiis antiseptics, the great development of modern army sanitation and the high efficiency of the medical troops. Beginning with the Seven Years' war, the number of deaths in battle and- from wounds received have" decreased in the foUpwing percentages: Seven Years' War. 42; Napoleonic Wars, 35; Crimean war, 15; Italian war, 10; FrancfrPrusslan war, 14; Chinese war, 10; Anglo-Boer war, 9; Manchurian war, 25; Turco-Bulgarian campaign. 12; Turco-Servian cam- PKign, 10; Turco-Greek campaign, 8. The tendency of modern wars to show a constantly diminiahing number of deaths is indUated by some of the most iinportant Battles of these and other campaigns, as the following list of percentages of the losses through death during or after the action shows; Borodino. 30; Austerlitz, 25; Waterloo. t7: Solferino, 12; Mukden 20; Liaochang, 10; Lule-Burgas, 12; iMiatalja, 10; Monastir, 5. The absence of all reliable data on the losses so far sustained in the European war makes evei^ an estimate impossible. SEVERE RHEUMATIC PAINS DISAPPEAR Rheumatism depen<l8 on an arid in (he blood, which aflfects tlie museles and .ioints, producinj;^ inflammation, stiffness and pain. TJiis acid') gets into the blood t'irou<;h some defect in the di^stive process. Hood's Sarsapariila, (he old-time blood tonic, is very successful in the treatment of rheumatisd. It acts directly, with purifying effect, on the blood, and improves the diires-i tion. Don't suffer. Get Hood's today. As the wheat is "laid by" and 1 am now at home in idle ease i aiu moved to write- a tew lines. By exerting all my will power 1 will refrain from any allusion to the zero weather accredited to your section by the weather re- iiorts exultantly exploited by the coast .iewbpupers. he fasauena reading of yesterday showed: .Maxinmni (iS; luin- iiuiini ^o. This is ilie "depth" of winter tiere, being the season of cloudiness, showers and .snow on the mountains, but the highways are crowded with auioist.s, local and eastern, who tind motoring very attrictive. The papers say that the Euroijean war and the two coast expositions have swelled the annual winter rush gf toiirists, many of whom liaye sliiiiped tlieir au--| tos so they can motor to San Uiego and San Francisco to the fairs. From the congested tratttc down town 1 believe the reports must be true. Which' reminds uie that this is the motorists' paradise. 1 enclose two newspa|)er clippings about good roads and automobiles. One notes that $11,000,000 have been spent for the State Highways, 1500 miles of perfect boulevards covering the state, in addition to the millions expended by the individual counties for side lines. Los Angeles County, for instance, lias spent |3,r)00,00o lor similar, roads radiating from the state highway to all the |)rincipal 'cities, mountain resorts and beaches. N'early every otlier county has bonded itself for from 11,000,000 to $3,000,000 for similar iinproveiiients. So the other item, to tlie effect tliat iliere ai;e 00,000 automobiles in tliis part of the state, will not siirprise, lor tile fine highways, tlie varied scenery and the balmy climate iiiake motoring a perfect joy. (By the time you receive this I expect tg be steering a new touring cai" myself, which is another reason 1 should smear ink now if I am going to, before I begin burning gasoline.) By waiting until New Year's I avoid paying a $15 auto license tax for 1914. The 55,000 cars, or so many of them as are locally taxable, will pay about $1,000,000 into tlie state treasury next year, half of it being returned to the home county for road work and tlie other half going for maintaining tlie state liigliways. So universal has been the resort to ga ,5olinc vehicles that a new i)rol)leiii has developed. Tlie "ilitiiey Bus" has sprung into sudden and general competition with the!'street cars and city councils arc pondering legislati<m to meet the new condition. The street railway has been a huge factor in local development, extending lines to the sparsely settled outlying districts. It has paid taxes, helped pave the streets and been .sternly regulated. .Vtiw everywhere you see the..Iitney Bus, usually a wobbly, ancient auto, seeking five cent fares in the most congested streets. The cars are old, the drivers not expert, and they confine their activities to the sections where traffic is heaviest, leaving the suburbs and the scattered communities for the street cars. Scores of them ply through the .-cngestert down town section of Los Angeles, adding to the jam. .-^nd they fake on all the passengers that can sit down, stand up and ride the fenders. The accident list, running monthly into hundreds, is said to have been startlingly Increased since this new business developed. One town has up an ordinance to impose an annual tax on drivers of $100 and coniiiel carrying insurance of $10,000. A pedestrian jolted by a street car enjoys the privilege of suing at once for from $1,000 to $50,000 damages, but what is the use of suing a Jitney Bus driver whose .sole wealth is an equity in a secondhand Ford that he bouglit for $50 down? The bus people object to any taxing or regulation, but the street car jicople are losing thousands iiiontlily and are cutting down their service. A solution is yet to be found and will lie interesting. Speaking of the Ford, which is omnipresent and "ranililes" everywhere despite all jokes and jeers, here is a recent story: Tiie driver of a big touring car had engine trouble and was standing beside his car on a country road, peering into the engine. A I<'ord halted alongside. "Having trouble?'' asked the Ford driver. The tourist grunted but never looked UJI.VIJO- cated the tro'.ole?' again asked the Ford man. i rom tlie hood of the big car the iir:iated toiiri.-.t answered: "Not sure, but think l'\e got a Ford in my carburetor." The i-'prd man pondered a second and dr<;ve on. 1 hope air this dissertation on tlie amusements of the idle ricii will not prejudice youiagainst 1 ;lief in my assertion that personall.v 1 am enthusiastically enlisted in liie Back-to-the- Soii movement. My autoing bug is merely a sideline, being reserved for vacation days, the auto being designed primarily as the connecting link between a ranch and the town, 4even-> teen miles distant. For liere th'e auto ceases to be a luxury and becomes a necessity. .Already 1 can hear the skeptical sniffs of the agricultural experts at the suggestion that 1 ain a fit agriculturist.- However, one cannot spend fifteen years writing advice on agriculture for the Register even though tjfat advice is siiurned, without absorbing some information. Proof: The first day 1 ever plowed in my life, which wasi since coming out here, I plowed, planted to wheat and harrowed twelve acres. I leave it to any exi)erienced| piowman if that isn't a fair start. Truth compels the admission that this was not done afoot, behind a pair of horses, but seated on a tractor engine whicli dragged ten ten-inch plows through the soil, automatically sowed the wheat which the following Itar- rows finished planting. 320 acres, even as a floor, now shows wlieat four inches high; another 160 is planted and another IGO is to be planted next. The ( Belgians,'nor any' other consumer, shall not starve next year if we can help it'; provided they have the price. Doubtless there are still a few things 1 musit learn about farming, some pleasant, some unpleasant, but the taste 1 have bad has won me for the time being from- the print shop with its rush and noise and divine odor of ink. Everybody ^ho works indoors has experienced the feeling of revolt in June, when the balmy out-doors has lured.j That lure is- practically con- istant jout here and it is reinforced by the inate longing of the normal American to take a hand in the pioneering and reclamation work, which has been going on since the Pilgrim fatli- ers landed at Plymouth Rock and has been the basis for the nation's unprecedented advance to its world prominence. 1 am stung by those influ- enees. Shortly after 1 arrived here in September, my .brother picked me up with a- camp outfit and we motored 170 miles to see the rancli. First there were fifty or sixty miles,of boulevard north along the foot of a mountain range. Then we turned, cros.sed a mounfain pass and entered a canyon whose windings we followed, first beside a river bed of sand and boulders, which higher uji was a gurgling, clear mountain stroaiii overhung with trees. We passc^d beneath tlio huge aqueduct which conveys mountain water froin the Sierras several hundred miles across mountain and desert to l .os .Angeles at a ijoint where the water is siphoned in an iron pipe from one ridge to another. We camped for the ni ^ht beside the road near a mountain lake and the next day descended to the .Mojave desert and flew along smooth, hard desert roads bordered liy sage and cactus for fifty miles to Mojave. Then began a long climb.to ti:o Tehachapi niountain pass, where the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe have abandoned the lion qualifies of conijie- titioh and, lamblike, use the same rails ever this very difljcult pass from Afo- jave to Bakersfield. From tlio suiii- mif, attained by hours of steady, sr:id- ual ascent,' one suddenly loses the Ir. miliar forogi-ound of mountains, range beyond range. Tiie earth droi)s. away and the eye travels til 'ty miles to a distant range, across a level stretch, marked cfieckerboai'<l I'asliioii, by tlie orchards and fields of grain. This is the southern end of the San Juarjiiin Valley which is 300 miles long and 3o to GO miles wide. Kast of San Francisco it merges into the Sacramento Valley which extends northward, the two being the area, between the Sierra Nevada range and the Coast rang?3. 'I 'iie Tehachapi mountains c ^ose the .southern end like a huge letter U. The descent to tlie valley is sudden and sharp, tlie grade being fifteen to thirty per cent. The White Wolf (jiade, as tlrts road is known, is noted as a test of- the motorists' nerve and his inacliine's power. And after tlie miles and miles of mountains and desert tiie view suddenly greets you and inspires a feoliug that, after many dil- ticiilties, you have r.eached the Promised I ^iiiil. Tlie iiiiiBi 'iliate foreground is kern County, said to be the largest in the United States, and coiitaiuiiig many famous mining camps and t;i'j world-famed oil field near Bakersfijld. which is the county seat. Toiiris's to tlie coast fairs will traverse this section, <>itlier by rail or by the State Higiiway, across the Tehachapi. Tlie only other route, north is by t!|e coast railway or the coast highway whicii in incomplete. The valley is a desert in its natur.-il state. Hut irrigation lias long beei. used, the water obtained in liie lofty, snow-covered. Sierras wliicli form the eastern border. Stockton and Fresno are prominent valley centers, wliile inside the wall of the Sierras tiie Yosemite and the Sequoia National Parks are famed. But the west side has l'<ig- purple over all. It was November or December, associated with bleak landscapes, cold winds and siow, yefl rode coatless, flannel s|iirt open at'the neck and sleeves I 'olled'up, the sun glowing overhead and ttie green grass rolling under the plows. Nobody interrupted my meditations to complain that the paper had not been delivered; the paper carriers did riot start a game of leap frog, on the desk before me; there was no'tjiought of the bills payable' that must be paid and of the bills receiv:ible that might riot be paid. Just contentment in an immense enveloping wave, miles from any human being, ithe exhaust of the engine breaking the jsilenop, the velvet hills delighting the eye, tiie smell of the fi-esh earth pleas incr the nostril and the mind busy with nlans and visions of the forest of bearing trees which would In a few years occupy the land. It beats raising chickens and counting them before tiioy liiiich, :!20' acres, yielding annually from $.'(1 to $200 in fruit or nuts, and tlien away to the open road in your car to sec liow much gasolip^! you ran burn and over liow wid/ a siiace. Aci'oss the iilain from the Sierras sevoral liigli \)DltuKe power lines conduct electricity from tlie water jiowor in tlie moiiritai'ns to Ixis Angeb 'S. 'I'ap- uing tlu'se linos provides power to drive the motor in your wjitcr well and liglit t.'ie lious(>. iJistiUate at 0 cents a gallon solves the fiwel problem. The •I 'lto connects you with' tlie town and tlie mail box. A rural carrier ends liis route some two miles av.-ay and has a business tliat rivals some country iiost offices. There arc 23 mnll boxes in^ a eroup and-whiie the carrier distributes the mairamong them the.patrons from tlieir aiitos hold a social session. Daily a creamery truck collects milk and a •grocery truck dolivo(;s groceries. Fresh meat by parcel post comes via the mail '•arrier. There are telephone lines al- '^fi. In a few years several huge ranges of tens of thousands of acres will li<-: siili-divided and witli a trolley line ind truck transportation over a short rock road to I^s -Anseles. land that fost the owners $."i to $10 will com- poto.witli the $500 to $1,000 land nearer tlic city. \\'itli an auto delivery a tiislit drive will deliver fresh ranch produce, on tlie city mar|tet at early moriiinK as easily as tlie old truck riirmer ten miles out reached market with a tired team. Itut ri^'lit now I like to Iiear the clionis of tile coyotes, who nightly come down from the hills to accept t'le challenge of the crowing roosters. \nd the frown of the-sheep herder, tcndins his 1,000 lileating charges, as ho note.^ another "farhier" invading '.he !>rn;-;ii1g country, calls up the ancient feud of the cow man and tlie sheep man. both resentful of the agriculturist.- But the forty acre farm will drive them out of existence. I enclose, for your own entortain- nient. some documents i:elative to tiie recent election. The Hull iMoose came nearer a victory here than elsewhere, electing'Jolinson governor. .Hut it was Ilie old. and. largely justified, local sus|ii(tioii of the railroad' domination that so long ruled this state that sw'ung the Reimblican tote to Johnson: not a deep-seated aversion to national Itopublicanisiii.. The booklet ot over lOU pages is the legal meaike of informing each voter concerning the 4S constitutional amendments submitted at the election. The cost.'of printing and iiiaiUug these pamphlets at 4c I each to hundreds of^ thousands of vot- "el's was considerable. .Newspapers, banks, societies and, politicians issued instructions on how to vote on the! amendment?, no two agreeiiiR. 1 don't know liov.- the amendments came out, Jonly that while Johnson and Purity ' were being elevated to the governorship statewide prohibition was being defeated by the same votes. Tliene is :ilre:idy talk here of re-subujitting the liquor question after "fair year." while lip in Washington, which' went dry, there is a move on to resubmit the (I'leslioh in the hope of a wet verdii:i. Onn of tiie results of the multitudinous matters submitted under the refer- eiiiium t'l voters'is that ijverybody got lioii|iiii',' mad. Tlie farmers wen' wild over the jilan to extend the. 8- hoiir law to farm labor. Prize fights were oiiilawr-d but the blue sky law I lieiieve was defeated. as were severjil iiiiporlaut educational ii'iea.surs. I am told, that one voter was in the liootli over a iinarter of an hour and. I know of several very intfUif^ent citizens who I carefully carrii.-il with them written I (lata to assist them in marking their jballots "yes" and "no" without con- I fusion when they vote<l on ilieamend- iiiieiits. The new vefoniv system ' of government! ma,y have unsealed some oltl bosses, but jnify the influc ged, the Coast Range being dry and tlie rfvers from the Sierras disappearing ih the sand before they travel far froni the hills. Years ago the land was I iali taken up, but dry farming ..rokS tiie pioneers and they lel't, cattle and slieep being the chief heirs to the broad plains. But when the oil icld developed the skill of the well Irillers and the holes invariably disclosed subterranean water in abundance, a new life opened for the farmer independent of the irrigating ditcli. Wells are now being drilled from fifty to five hundred feet deep which yield 100 inches of fine water, and slowly but surely the land is all being developed into dairy and fruit ranches, the cattle and slieep ranges being broken up and the huge aroas of dry farmed wheat becoming less and less. With water on tiiis soil, whipii is uniform to a depth of 100 feet, oranges, lemons, grape-fruit, figs, olives, almonds, peaches, apricots, grapes,:' Eiig- lisli walnuts, thrive in various sections and alfalfa yields five or six cuttings a year. Along the foothills, where there is no frost, oranges thrive and are ripe a month earlier limn farther south. Vegetable gardens flourish practically the year round. Eggs, selling today for 55 cents per dozen in Los Angeles; chickens worth $1.00 or more each and butter at .40c a pound, afford quiak cash returns to the rancher while his trees are maturing Grapes, huge clusters that are Hiiuid honey (parents of the common raisin) may be raised from vine clippings six months old^ Apricots and peaches (familiar to you in huge golden halves in cans) thrive. Figs and olives are becoming a leading crop. -Vnd on the alkali land, which is found in sections,-rice has been^uccessfully raised, with machinery instead of by hand labor as In Japan. 1 am not alone in this obsession, the whole family has it, and the 320 acres which is being plotted against has been variously developed into a ranch for olives, figs and Fnglisb walnuts Uhe probable ultimate choice) but dairy cows, pigs, bees, ostriches and even skunks have had their consideration. Like the Indian wars Lute Stover and I used to wage comfortably beside ills fireplace, this farm work tthiis far) is all thrills of joy, but 1 am not oblivious-of the fact that flaws will appear. But as,l rode that motor engine, turning a nine foot furrow a mile long, I discovered for the Ttt&i time the attractiveness of clean, newly turned earth, and when I lifted my eyes the mountains on three sides, distant from three to thirty miles, loomed soft and stately, seemingly cover- led with piush of a hundred soft tints of green and brown, with a hint of it cannot fail to mag- ince of the big news- !l)api'r.--, because 9!) out of every lOn. 1 voters are compelled to ask souieliodv I how to vote on stiiiif of the many questions. Yesterday 1 received holiday greetings from the 'carrier boys and some jlinoty))e artist who merely signed him- jse^f "elaoinshrflhi." Extend greetings (to them all. Some day I shall give Imy -eif tiip i)leiisiire of sending'a California bo\- to the buncii. Pasadena is gay r\%\\t now with decorations for tlie annual Rose Tournament on 'New "dear's Day. It is a gorgeous pageant, a wnnilerful out-door floral parade in midwinter, but I saw if last winter and if I exert myself this time it will be to iilteiul the sports and chariot races. Mv relatives liere are all evceedingly well. I hojie you and yours hnd a fine Christmas ani are facine a fine new vear as a reward for the bully Big Brother cami)|iign. Sincerely vo-'i-s. F. W. BREWSTER. —ITuiidreds of health articles appear in .newspapers and magazines, and in practically every one of them the importance of keeping the bowels re.:^iilar is emphasized. A constipated condition pi'iidjible p'iiyi coil veil icu.cfi Foley Catlia Uiu.ii Store. invites disease. A de- >ic that acts without in- br j;riping is found In •tic Tablets. Burrell's I L. K. lIOHVrLLE, Pres. \S. S. KAIJK.UA>, 2ua Vlce-Pres. .1. II. (.1 MIME KM,, rashier. .\. W. m:('K, Ylfc-I'res. F. <>, HF\S<)\, Asst. Cashier,, TOLA STATE BANK WE Capital Stock ...$25,000.00 Surplus .. 15,000.00 P^Y INTEREST ON tlME DEPOSITS SAFEtY DEPOSIT BO^tES FOIl KENT. .1. 0. AKNETT, President .lOE .1. F. M«II, Vice-President fc. T. .'tfet I COLONEL LA.>\0>, 2nd Vice-Prei McKI>LEV, Cuihter lain, AsHt. Cashier ident STATE SAVINGS BANK IOLA, KAN.SAS, CAPITAL $25,000 SllRPLUS $2,500 We Pay Interest on Time Deposit^ and Savings Accounts. Safety Deposit Boxes Customers. • TliOS. Jl. KOWI.II.S, President. IOLA, KANSAS. Allen County State Bank ''refe to Our .1, F. SCOTT, Cashier ESTABLISHED A QUARTER OF k CENTUliY Capital $130,000.00 Surplus.. 160,000.00 Deposits 550,000.00 INTEREST PAID OX TIME DEPOSITS. SAFETY DEPOSIT! BO.XES FOR RE>T Northrup National Bank IOLA, KANSAS. | OVER FORTV YEARS OF CONSERVATIVE HANKINd IX IOLA. Dc|)usitory fur the United States, the State of Kansas, uiid Allen Cojunty OFFICERS. E. .1. MILLER, President. 1.. L. NOKTMKUP, Vice-i'rest. MEI.VIN Fit J. L.: .lONES OLN'K, Cashlqr. \ssistant Cashier. CAPITAL $50,000.00 SURPLUS $20,000.00 INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.

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