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I C. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 The Want Ads. bring results. TeleThey No. 66.

The Union covers the field thoroughly. phone THE JUNCTION ESTABLISHED JUNE, 1896. WEDNESDAY. JUNCTION CITY. KANSAS, APRIL 19.

1911 WEDNESDAY. TEN CENTS A WEEK Uncle Walt, the Poet Philosopher My friend the preacher tells a tale about a man who lived in Uz. "The ills he knew would make you pale; misfortunes used to round him buzz," so says my friend the preacher man, who JOB'S shudders as he goes ahead; "he had big upon. PATIENCE his can, and all his cows and hogs were dead. The way he suffered was a sin, and oft he wished he was on ice, and bores came up to rub it in by handing him some good advice.

You snort around and kick and wail when little things seem out of plumb, yet this man's patience didn't fail when all the world was on the bum. He sat around his ruined home, and put fresh flaxseed on his boils, scraped them with a currycomb, or painted them with healing oils; he lay upon his umble couch and watched misfortunes come like rain; and yet he never was a grouch; he didn't cuss things or complain. man," my friend the preacher cries, "it makes me tired to hear you whine! It does, dot rot my blooming eyes, when all the world is gay and fine!" "That chap in Uz," I humbly say, "you think the most ill used of men, and yet he was a lucky jay--he never used a fountain pen." George Copyright. Matthew 1911, by Adams Wars Mason Weather Report, The lowest temperature last night was 40 and the highest this afternoon was 73. A year ago the temperatures were 36 at 7:30 and 50 at 9 o'clock.

The forecast is fair tonight probably becoming unsettled Thursday. IT SHOULD BE CLOSED. The Passageway Between the Library Building and Bank. The passageway between the George Smith public library and the Home state bank building should be furnished with an iron gateway, which should be closed at night. The passageway, in its present unprotected state, is dangerous and besides is not conducive to civic morality, as it is a favorite place for certain classes to congregate at night.

The passageway is much used as a short cut and could be left open during the day, but at night it should be closed to the public. The south end opens into a sort of court that contains a number of cellarways, and it is positively dangerous for anyone not well acquainted with this court to venture into it at night. It was in one of these cellarways that Thomas Brott received the injuries that resulted in his death last night. Aside from this, however, there are other reasons why the passage should be closed at night. It is a conventent place for certain classes to congregate and commit nuisances, and for this reason if no other, it should be closed after 6 o'clock in the evening.

THE FALL KILLED MA. BROTT THOMAS BROTT, VETERAN, PASSED AWAY LAST EVENING. Internal Injuries Received In Fall Caused Demise -He Had Lived Here Since Civil War. Thomas Brott, a civil war veteran, and for many years a resident of this city, died last evening at his home on West Tenth street, from internal injuries received in a fall the evening before while attending a meeting of the G. A.

R. The accident occurred on Monday evening. Mr. Brott went to the hall to assist in installing a local lodge of the Sons of Veterans. During the meeting he left the building and went through the passageway between the library building and the Home State bank to the rear of the latter building.

Here he fell into a cellarway leading to the basement. His cries brought assistance and he was taken to his home, where it was found that two ribs had been broken in the fall, and that he had sustained internal injuries, which caused his death at 7 o'clock last evening. Mr. Brott served throughout the civil war in the Union army, and immediately after the close of the war he came to Junction City and has made his home here since that time. He leaves several children.

The services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon from the Methodist church, in charge of the A. R. and Rev. Culpepper, the pastor. Interment will be in.

Highland cemetery. BELITTLED BOSTON BEANS. Prof. White Told Doctors That They Were Hard to Digest. Boston, April did sound rather hard, coming right here in the bean's home town, but Dr.

Franklin White, lecturing at the Harvard Med ical school, said that beans either were injurious to digestion or had little food value. Oysters and beef extract also were placed in the same class. Dr. White said that people could live more successfully on half the quantity of food taken. Prof.

John H. Woods of Cambridge also aimed a blow at the high cost of living by claiming that a 12-cent meal suffices for a day's work. "It is a hard thing to say in Boston." Dr. White began, "but beans are notoriously hard to digest. They may be an excellent diet for one leading an active outdoor life.

While oysters eaten raw are digestible, they are practically of no food value, for they are mostly water. Appointments at Abilene. Abilene, April new appointments under the commission form of government took effect today. S. S.

Smith was named city attorney, C. C. Hutchinson, city clerk; M. H. Malott, city treasurer; A.

L. Hauserman; fire marshal; H. G. Engle, night watchman. The commission made practically a clean sweep of the old administration, divided the city money among all three banks, and made the urer's salary $1 a year.

Pay Thirteenth Tomorrow. The troops of the Thirteenth cavalry will be paid tomorrow, commencing at 8 a. by Capt. Taylor, master. 42 CITY BIG STRIKE IS ON FURNITURE WORKERS AT GRAND RAPIDS WALK OUT.

DEMANDS OF THE MEN Ten Per Cent Increase, a Nine Hour Day, No Piece Work- facturers Refuse Demands. Grand Rapids, April The long expected strike of the furniture workers of Grand Rapids which has been hanging fire for several weeks and which involves about 6,000 men, was officially declared on at 9 o'clock this morning. The union men in nearly sixty niture factories, including wood working shops, packed up their tools and walked out. Between 6,000 and 7,000 union men, including varnishers and finishers as well as cabinet makers. carvers and wood workers went out.

Some 3,000 other employees who are not unionized are affected by the strike. The strike came to a head today as the result of the manufacturers' refusal in a communication to the citizens' committee of inquiry to grant any concessions to the men. The men ask 10 per cent increase in wages, a nine hour day and the abolition of piece work. The manufacturers declare they will continue to treat with their men individually, but refuse any increase in wages, basing their refusal 011 trade conditions. FOR OLD TIME STORIES.

The Union Wants Stories of Kansas Pioneer Life. The Union wants short stories of the early days of Kansas. The early settlers are passing away and there are many of them who had very interesting incidents happen to them when they first arrived in Kansas or this county. Write the story or have one of your children fix it up and send it to the Union office and we will be glad to use several of them each week in the Shoppers' Special. The women as well as the men are invited to write short stories and they will be interesting reading for the patrons of the paper.

PUTS ALIENS UNDER BOND. English Bill Would Insure Good Behavior or Expulsion. London, April the provisions of an amended aliens bill introduced in the house of commons by Winston Churchill, aliens arriving in Great Britain in future will be required to furnish sureties for their good behavior during a period of five years. Should the aliens record be satisfactory at the end of the probationary period, he will be released from further bonds, but if not he will be expelled. A penalty of two years in prison is provided for aliens who return after expulsion.

The bill is the direct outcome of many recent crimes by foreign outlaws. It passed first reading. MAY LOSE HIS EYESIGHT. A Bad Accident Happened to W. 0.

Mann. W. O. Mann, who has been working out at the Paul Kramer farm met with a bad accident yesterday that may cost him the use of one eye. He was cutting wood when a splinter flew up and cut a cash across the eye.

He went to Kansas City last evening to consult an eye specialist. Ladies' Reading Club, April 20. Current events. Reports. "Conservation of Game and Fish," Mrs.

D. N. Hicks. Recess. Music.

"Something New in Inventions," Mrs. Norah Roark. "Conservation of Mineral Land," Mrs. H. H.

Colvin. Business. April 27: Current events. Reports. "Conservation of Forests," Mrs.

George Barker. Recess. Music, "Magazine Article," Mrs. W. H.

White. "The Task of Purifying a City's Food Supply," Miss Marcia Pierce. Business. May May officers of the club will entertain the ladies at a o'clock luncheon. Anthony King, who has taken a position as salesman for DeArmond Root, returned last evening from Dwight, where he has been on business for the firm.

UNION ENTERTAINED THEIR GUESTS. Members of Royal Neighbor Lodge Enjoy a Social Session. The Royal Neighbors of the city entertained the Manhattan lodge at a banquet at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at Woodmen hall. The basement was arranged as a large dining room and the tables were beautifully decorated in roses, carnations and ferns. Following the banquet a regular lodge meeting was held and four candidates were initiated and four by transfer.

The initiation was given in full and was very effective. The hall was decorated in purple and white bunting and bells. Nearly two -hundred attended the banquet. Among the ladies attending from Manhattan were: Mrs. Hattie Cushman.

Mrs. R. J. Short. Mr.

and Mrs. J. E. Henton, Mr. and Mrs.

Frank Aiman, Mrs. George Tyson, Mrs. Will Dougherty, Mrs. Nellie Reuneals, Miss Ethel Diehl, Mrs. Anna Austin, Mrs.

Cora Glenn, Mrs. Anna Glenn, Mrs. Selma Potter, Mrs. Josephine Foveaux, Mrs. Anna Rockwell, Mrs.

H. A. Fowler, Mrs. S. A.

Geaque, Mrs. Elizabeth Whitmore, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Anna Peterson, Mrs. A.

E. Millard, Mrs. Emma McNair, Mrs. Cora Moore, Mrs. Dorothy Matter, Mrs.

Jennie Engle. Mrs. Carrie Smith, Mrs. Olive Hoegge, Mrs. Emma Breneman.

Mrs. Anna Calvin, Mrs. Laura Criss, Mrs. Rose Shields, Mrs. McKellar, Mrs.

McKellar, Mrs. Amelia Graham, Mrs. Jack Huse, Mrs. Sarah LaMonte, Mrs. Eva McDonald, Mrs.

Nora Stanley, Mrs. Olive White, Mrs. Anna Binder, Mrs. Clara Custer, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs.

John Backman, Mrs. Della Enlow. Mrs. Anglin and Mrs. Ellen Hikok.

WILL SHOW MANEUVER FILMS. The Troops Now on Border Will be Among the Men Shown. 0. S. Taylor of Topeka arrived in the city yesterday and at once made arrangements to show his films of the army tournament at Toledo, at the Aurora theater today and row.

These pictures are said to be the best ever taken of troops in action. The list of participants in the tournament includes most of the troops now along the Mexican border, and these are plainly depicted. There are three reels of pictures, which means that 3,000 feet of film will be shown at every performance. Kensington. Tuesday evening Miss Hester Heidel entertained the Kensington club at 7 o'clock dinner.

Besides the regular members the following guests were present. Misses Margaret Clarke, Mattie Jensen, Jessie Brown and Frances Padgett of Salina. KILLS WIFE- -SHOOTS HIMSELF C. A. BARBER, KANSAS CITY CONTRACTOR, COMMITS MURDER.

Hides in the Cellar and Waits For Woman- Turned Revolver on Himself and Will Die, Kansas City, April A. Barber, a building contractor, 45 years old, shot and killed his wife and fatally wounded himself at the residence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. J. E. Saunders, in this city today.

Owing to domestic differences, Barber and his wife had been separated for some time and recently she filed a suit for divorce against him. Barber went to the Saunders restdence today and concealed himself in the cellar. He shot his wife as soon as she appeared in the yard and then shot himself. WILL HAVE A SALE. Fire Adjusters Have Settled for Water Damaged Goods.

When the tailor shop was burned out that occupied the rooms over the Racket the water went down to the first. floor and some of the goods in the front end of the dry goods department were water soaked. The fire adjusters have settled the loss with the store and in this issue of the paper the Hemenways make a special announcement that will be of interest to every shopper in the city. WEEK WITHOUT AN ARREST. Town Has Been Unusually Quiet During Month of April.

It has been a week since the city police have made an arrest, according to police court records. The last arrest was made a week ago last night and there have been only about two arrests so far during the month. This is an unusual occurrence, as it is very seldom that a day passes without an arrest being made. The jail is without prisoners and advantage 1 is being taken of this to give the jail a thorough cleaning out and airing. Alfred York and Donald Spessard have returned from Lindsborg, where they attended the Messiah, The Daily Union is delivered by carrier each evening in Fort Riley.

The shoppers all read The Union carefully, CONGRESS INQUIRES DEMOCRATS PLAN TO INVESTIGATE DEPARTMENTS. FIND CAMPAIGN MATERIAL In Event That Nothing Else Is Found They Hope to Arrange Reduction In Expenses. Washington, April Democrats expect to make the investigation of the various departments of the government a feature of their work in the Sixty-second congress. The house is giving the standing committees in charge of the expenditures for the different departments ample authority to investigate all the details of the departments, and the committees will continue their inquiries in the recess, of congress if necessary. The Democrats believe that some very good campaign issues for 1912 will be revealed in the investigations.

If nothing else is developed, they hope to be able to report a scheme for a wholesale reduction of expenses in each department, The first attack will be made, perhaps, on the postoffice department, but it is announced that not a single department is to escape. That means that the treasury department is the one department among the original departments of the' government that hitherto has escaped investigation. Outside of the department of agriculture and the department of commerce and labor, all the other departments have been overhauled by congressional investigators at some time or other within the history of the country, but for some reason the treasury department has been overlooked. The committee on expenditures in the navy department has asked Secretary Meyer of that department for a list of the employes and the expense account of his department. That will be the basis for the investigation of all the departments, but it is possible that a special committee will be appointed to go into the postoffice department affairs separate and apart from the investigation to be made by the regular committee.

SPORT, THE TRAVELING DOG. Came From Country and Now Is Traveling All Over the Country. A big yaller dog, of uncertain pedigree and unknown ancestry, is having the time of his life traveling over the country in express cars. "Sport" is the dog's name, and he is a Geary county product. Several weeks ago Sport came to town, and at once made the depot express office his headquarters.

The employees soon to notice that Sport was fond of getting in the express cars when they were opened for unloading. The express messengers soon took a liking to him, and at last Sport was taken to St. George. He took to travel like a duck does to water. Several days later he was brought through here to Solomon, and from there he was taken on to Denver.

At Denver, while waiting to make the return trip, he jumped into another express car, and the last heard of him, he was still continuing his jourmney westward. HAD HIS ARM TORN OFF. George Burbany Got His Arm Caught In an Engine. George Burbany, who for some time has been employed on the Willjam Gorbutt farm north of Chapman, got his arm caught in the fly wheel of a gasoline engine and torn in such a manner that it had to be amputated. Physicians from Chapman and lene attended the injured man.

Mrs. Fred Settgast of Clark creek was in the city today. FACTS ABOUT ASHLAND. Statisties Gathered by Trustee C. W.

Emmons Gain in People. C. W. Emmons, assessor of Ashland township, has made his returns to the county and the statistical report shows that the township has now 258 people, a gain of 11 over 1910 and of 18 over 1909. The township has 647 acres of wheat and last year raised 2,713 acres of corn and 384 acres of oats.

It has 786 acres of alfalfa from which were cut last year 1,771 tons of hay. The folks out there have on hand 10,625 bushels of corn and 2,200 bushels of wheat. They made last year 10,625 pounds of butter and the hens laid $2,058 worth of eggs. In the township now are 347 horses, mules, 142 cows and 722 other cattle, 173 hogs and 64 dogs. They sold for slaughter last year stuff to the amount of $244,600, which is quite a -Manhattan Mercury.

AUCTION SALE A SUCCESS. Clay Center Sale Was Pleasing to Everyone Concerned. Clay Center had her first big public auction Saturday, and the affair was satisfactory to everyone concerned. It was the first of the town's series of market sales days, and the auction was free. The business men did their part with special bargains and the people were not slow to take advantage of them.

The sales will be held every month, the same as hert and other towns in the state. WILL COMPLETE WORK BY MAY 1. Deputy Assessors of City and County Are Almost Through. The deputy assessors of the city and county have almost finished with their work, and will be all through by May 1, which is the date on which all valuations must be in the hands fthe county clerk. The deputy assessors in the various townships are all through with the exception of four or five valuations in each township, and these can be easily finished up.

The deputy assessors in the city finished up the bulk of their work a few weeks ago, and are now rounding up a few that they did not catch on their first trips. TRAIN HAS BEEN ORDERED. Two Troops Will Leave Riley on April 29. Arrangements have been made from Fort Riley for the transportation to carry the two troops of the Seventh cavalry to Frisco where they will embark from that port to the islands. TO CUT DOWN ARMY EXPENSE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING AFTER THE ARMY.

Would Lengthen the Enlistments From Three to Five YearsWill Cut Off $6,000,000. Washington, April 19. Chairman Hay, of the house committee on military affairs, yesterday afternoon introduced the first of a series of measures which will cut $6,000,000 from the military expenses in curtailing recruiting by lengthening the enlistment term from three to five and eliminating increases in pay given for insular service. Mr. Hay will press his army economy plan before the Democratic caucus at the conclusion of the tariff legislation program.

1. 0. 0. F. Celebration.

The Odd Fellows will hold their 92nd anniversary celebration of the introduction of the order into America at their lodge room Wednesday evening, April 26. Visiting members and all members of the several branches are fraternally invited to attend. PROPOSE ARMISTICE GOVERNMENT MAKES FAVORABLE REPLY TO INSURRECTOS. PEACE IS NOW WITHIN GRASP Fear of United States Intervention It Is Thought Has Brought About the Peace Move. Mexico City, April 5 o'clock last night a most high oilicial said that peace was within the grasp of Mexico.

A proposal for an armistice had been received by the Mexican government from the official organization of the Maderoists. The armistice is asked for to avoid "international complications" and is evidently caused by apprehension that the United States would take a hand in the mix-up. The government has sent a reply to the request that it will be glad tel receive and consider a formal pro posal for a cessation of hostilities. The suggestion from the Maderoist sanctioned a desire for arrangements for pourparlers for peace. It can be said on the highest au thority that the Mexican government will meet the Maderoists fully halt way and that no difficulties will be encountered as to amnesty or as to the honest carrying out of the reform program.

On the same high authority it can be said that if the Maderoists are in the slightest degree reasonable peace is assured in a few days time. The minister for foreign affairs. Francisco L. DeLaBarra, stated that the Mexican government in its reply to the note of the American government with reference to the fatalities which had occurred during the first battle of Agua Prieta had expressed its regret for the same and had offer. ed to repeat the orders already given to its soldiers to avoid shooting in the direction of the American frontier although it pointed out that the shots which had caused the fatalities in question were fired, according to official information corrobrated by the by the American filibusters who press, from the majority of the -called Lopez company of rebels.

In its reply the Mexican govern ment declared its surprise at the pro ceedure of certain subordinate offi cials, a procedure opposed to the practices of international law and contrary to the friendship which ex ists between the two nations. Further, Mr. DeLaBarra expressed his conviction that these incidents will not affect the friendly relations between the two nations in the slight est, as their respective governments are animated by the most sincere sense of justice. PROLONGS THE DEBATE. Vote on the Reciprocity Bill Will be Tomorrow.

Washington, April reciprocity again was the subject of debate in the house the third day of the discussion, and originally planned to be the concluding day. It will not be, however, for when the house convened Chairman Underwood of the ways and means committee declared so many appeals for more time have been made to him that the debate must be prolonged at least another day. "I do not believe we can conclude the debate before Thursday," said Mr. Underwood. "Mr.

McCall on the Republican side, to whom I have alloted five hours of my time, has not yet spoken nor have any of the Republican supporters of the bill. Their arguments alone will take up the greater part of the day and Mr. Dalzell has not yet spoken. There are others on both sides who wish to speak and I will close the debate. I see no chance of getting the bill to a vote before Thursday at the earliest." The senate has adjourned until Thursday.

FOUND MUCH ILLEGAL VOTING. Atlantic County, N. Can Now be Classed With Adams County. Trenton, N. April special assembly committee appointed to investigate the election in Atlantic county last November reported to the house that it found there was false registration, illegal voting and purchase of votes and that election officers of the county failed to do their duty.

It is estimated by the committee that from the testimony taken there were approximately 2,000 illegal registrations and 1,000 illegal votes. Mr. Henry Kemp and Will Waters went down to Kansas City yesterday, called by the serious illness of Mrs. Kemp. Mrs.

Waters and sister, Mrs. Winterstein, went down the fore part of the week. Mrs. Kemp has been in St. Margaret's hospital for some time and her condition is very serious.

MAY BE MURDER BODY OF MAN FOUND ALONG THE U. P. TRACKS. BODY IS STILL UNIDENTIFIED May Have Been Killed, Then Placed on Tracks Had on a Knights Templar Pin. Yesterday as the Union Pacific section gang of Linwood was going to work, Foreman George Harris perceived in the dim light a bloody form huddled in a ghastly heap near the rails.

Stopping the car he turned the form over and revealed the blood stained features of an unknown man. The stranger was dead, but the body was not quite cold yet. Acting under the instructions of Harris, the section men took the body to Linwood depot where the accident was reported to the general offices and the coroner at Leavenworth 110- titled. The dead man wears a Knights Templar charm, but aside from this there is nothing that is likely to lead to an identification. The stranger is apparently a man of 45 years or age, smooth shaven and medium build.

He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wore a dark suit of clothes and a black hat. His person shows evidences of prosperity, but only a small amount of change was found in his pockets. A gold watch and chain was in his vest, but his other pockets contained only a pocket knife and a few trifles. No wallet was found and no cards bearing his name and address. When picked up the body lay in a huddled heap face downward with the feet near the rails.

The head was slightly farther from the tracks. The feet had been cut off above the ankles and his head and body were badly battered and bruised, indicating that he had been rolled for some distance. Whether he fell from a moving train or was walking along the track when struck is still unknown. It is supposed he was riding to Kansas City on one of the early morning stock trains when the accident occurred. He has the appearance of being a stockman.

WILL BE ROAD INSPECTORS. The Good Roads Law Will be En. forced in This State. Since the good roads law has been passed in Kansas many inquiries have been made as to who will be the inspectors of the road and make reports. The roads in each county will be known as several classes, and the most important roads will be known as mail route roads.

These roads will be in a way under the supervision of the mail carriers and they will be given authority to make such reports 0.8 they deem necessary to keep the roads in good shape and to see that they are kept dragged. THE FROST DID NOT COME. Temperature Did Not Get Below 40 Degrees Last Night. The frost that was predicted for last night was sidetracked on the way here. The thermometers about town showed that the temperature did not get below 40 degrees last night, or eight degrees above the freezing point.

Slechta-Helus. Slechta-Helus. William Slechta of Ellsworth and Julia Helus of Wilson were married this morning by Judge Ziegelasch. Jones- Kolling. Jones- Kolling.

Earl Jones of Detroit, and Anna Kolling of Chapman were married this morning by Judge Ziegelasch. Market Report. Market Report. Five loads of wheat were received in the city today. 0.

Steppe with a single load and Gus Biegert with two loads, received 82 cents per bushel. The others who had in wheat were William Biegert and O. F. Bickson. half dozen loads of corn were marketed, cents being the top price paid.

Ed Miller yesterday put on sale the first spring broilers of the year. He has about 50 of them left, and will have another lot ready in four or five weeks. Mr. Miller had good luck this. spring and had about 1,500 chickens hatched out.

0. S. Prouty has purchased a second-hand Reo automobile through Baker Meseke. Local Produce Market. Furnished by B.

Rockwell Merchan- dise Grain Co. Butter, per 15 to 20c. Eggs, per 14c. Hens, per 9c. Young roosters, per 7c.

Old roosters, per 5c..

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