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Allen County Journal from La Harpe, Kansas • 1

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VOLUME VII LAHARPE, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS JULY 7, 1910. NUMBER 13 Death of John Funk. Punitive Patronage. Kansas city Star. AMONG THE CHURCHES Some Famous Insurgents.

Holton Recorder. Passing by other insurgents such Romantic and Interesting Wedding. Sun, San Bernardino, California. At the home of Mr. and Mrs.

W. Parsons at 666 Sixth street, a very interesting wedding was solemnized by Rev. Mark.B. Shaw last evening, the bride being Mrs. Parsons' niece, Miss Myrtle Emily McGavren of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and the groom, Professor Charles E.

Tredway, instructor in manual trainingn the Covina schools. The Lride, accompanied by her father, JA R. McGavren, arrived at the Parsons home last Friday, and the" groom elect soon arrived for a happy reunion with his fiancee, the plans for a quiet wedding having been made before her trip to California. The wedding has a very romantic flavor, and is the interesting story of Cupid standing at the side of the instructor and assisting in his capitulation to the charms of a young and beautiful pupil. After the bride graduated from the classes taught by the groom, she attended higher institutions of learning and in turn became an instructor.

Meantime the groom came to California where he has been engaged in teaching during the past four years. With the arrival of the bride and her father in California and the wedding of last evening, the sequel The Kansas Bolters. Kanftas City Star. The fight on Governor Stubbs in Kansas is nothing else than an organized bolt against the Republican party in that state. Mr.

Stubbs is the Republican leader in state affairs. He was nominated and elected by a majority of the Republican voters. That made him the regular nominee of the party. His administration has been characterized by constant effort to carry out the platform upon which he was elected the platform regularly ratified by the Republican voters. It is evident, therefore, that the fight on Mr.

Stubbs is not made by his party. It is being made by a minority faction whose open declaration is that it will attempt to defeat at the polls the regularly nominated candidate in case they fail, as they will fail, to defeat Mr. Stubbs at the primaries. The claim of the machine to "regularity" is absurd and hypocritical. Behind it is a motive that the machine desires to keep under cover and it is a motive which vitally affects not only the people of the state but the Republican party as well.

The bolters who are engineering the fight against the Republican nominee are professional politicians. They know what they are doing. They have been the political agents of the Special Interests that have worked through the dominant party in Kansas for years for the purpose of making their interests safe and the plunder of the people a matter of comparative simplicity. Governor Stubbs is the represent ative of that overwhelming, decent sentiment of Kansas Republicanism that ended the domination of special privilege in state affairs. The professional politicians were "straight Republicans" so long as they found it profitable for them to be, but when the party reorganized upon the basis of a square deal fcr the people, the machine leaders followed their masters, the Special Interests, and bolted the party.

That is the sum and substance of the fight upon Governor Stubbs. It is a bolt, also, that involves the nomination of the six standpat congressmen who repudiated Kansas Republicanism to serve the same interests the Kansas is serving. Their claim of "regularity" is for the purpose of lending respectability to a carefully organized and well financed conspiracy against the party in Kansas. The real fight is Kansas Republicanism against the railroads, the brewers, the tariff-protected interests of New England and the professional politicians who want to take the party back to the old order of machine rule. There is the combination of interests that are "straight'' for the six Rhode Island congressman, in whom they are well pleased," but they have boiled, for nomination, and will bolt for election, the nominee of the Kansas Republicans for governor who has had the courage and political integrity to oppose them and to block their purposes in Kansas politics.

How many real Republicans in that state will join the bolt against their party A few days ago Senator Dolliver of Iowa declared in an address defending the insurgents that he would not be read out of the Republican party because he happen ed to be representing Iowa instead of Rhode Island in the Senate. "It cannot be done," declared Mr. Dolliver, "by lying about me, or calling me names, such as 'free trader' or and least of all it cannot be done by taking from my neck the millstone of political patronage which has dragged down even Presidents into the midst of the sea," That was a timely declaration indeed since the insurgents are to lose all the federal patronage. This week Senator Bristow was sharply rebuked for his disloyalty to Rhode Island. He was not permitted to name the postmaster in his home town.

And now the blow has fallen upon Senator Dolliver. One of his townsmen in Iowa, a personal friend of the senator, was removed from a place in the Treasury Department. Keeping faith with the people of Iowa and Kansas evidently consti tutes a form of party treachery that must be crushed. And surely there could be no more effective way of alienating from Bristow and Dolliver the support of the multitude of voters who are not office seekers, than by refusing such senators the privilege of naming a few postmasters and treasury clerks could there? It seems a pity that the adminis tration plan of gaining the enthusiastic favor of the readers of progressive periodicals by raising the postage rates on "muckraking" magazines, failed to become effective. The punitive patronage policy, working hand in hand with the prohibitive postage policy, could hardly have failed to make public sentiment unanimous against all the insurgents in both houses of Congress could it J.

S. Musser's Trip. J. S. Musser recently wrote an interesting letter from Potomac, Illinois, to Dr.

A. M. Kirkpatrick. The Journal is privileged to pub lish a part of the letter concerning his trip: "I left Moran at 12 at night for Parsons. Jim was wet with sweat when I got to Moran.

He did not stand the trip as well as Flora. "I left Parsons the next morning for Sedalia, Missouri. Got there about 4 in the afternoon. The next crew took me to St. Louis, leaving Sedalia about 5 in the evening.

When I crossed the Missouri it was bank full. "They took me across the bridge at St. Louis about 9 in the rooming and bumped me around in the yards in East St. Louis till noon. I lost my car there and was sure scared, as I had to go nearly half a mile to the office to get my car billed out.

I left there about 4 in the afrernoon. It had rained till the ground was covered with water. That crew took me to Clinton, and the next crew took me to Gillman, getting there Sunday morning about daylight. "I was kept there till nearly noon. I saw some nice country.

My next stop was at Rantoul. I got there at 1 Sunday afternoon. Was there till 10 Monday morning and got to Potomac at noon. "I was four days on the road. Everything rode fine.

I had no trouble and all treated me nice." Mrs. A. A. Armstrong and little son, Marvin, went to LaHarpe, Saturday morning for a short visit with the former's sister, Mrs.Ernest Helms. Mr.

Armstrong went Sunday. Moran Herald. Jno. Z. Funk, a son of Abraham and Agnes Funk, was born at Golden Valley, Kansas, March 13, 1879 and resided in the same community until his death July 1, 1910, at the age of 31 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Mr. Funk enjoyed good health until several weeks ago when he sustained an attack of heart trouble from which he seemed' nearly to have recovered when last Thursday he suffered another attack which proved fatal. Mr. Funk became a Christian when twelve years of age and united with the Evangelical church of which he remained a faithful member until death. On January 6, 1903, he was united in marriage with Miss Beulah I.

Kohler, which union was a happy one and was blest with one daughter, Florence Mabel, now 5 years of age. Mr. Funk was an exemplary Christian, an active church worker and a good neighbor. His brothers are J. Foster Funk of Golden Valley and Chas.

Funk of Iola. His sisters are Mrs. Lillian Steinmetz of Hutchinson, Mrs. Clara Ayers of LaHarpe and Mrs. Margaret Stewart of Iola.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at three from the Evangelical church of Golden Valley, Rev.Drager conducting the service. Interment in Golden Valley cemetery. Among the great number of loving friends who attended the funeral were many from LaHarpe. Mr. Funk was a clean, upright man of noble character and of the utmost friendliness, always doing some kind deed.

He was greatly loved and all who knew him grieve with the stricken ones. CARD OF THANKS. To the many who lovingly ministered to us in our bereavement our hearts go out in grateful love. In your time of sorrow and desolation may you find friends as loving and helpful. Mrs.

Beulai, Funk and Family. Stubbs Trained to the Minute Monday's Kansas City Star. "My wind never was better. I feel asspry as when I was a boy and I am in the pink of condition, physically. This preliminary training has made me fit for the real fray.

I will win." The speaker was not a pugilist. Far from it. It was Gov. Roscoe Stubbs of Kansas talking at the Hotel Baltimore this morning. "A short-winded man isn't fit for a political campaign such as we have in Kansas," Governor Stubbs continued.

He pushed his chest forward, crossed his arms so the right hand could pinch the muscle of the left arm and vice versa. His eyes were clear, and as he loosened his belt a notch, on the ruddy iace appeared the Stubbs smile. 1 'I am just like a boy at a he continued. "This political campaigning is all new to me. see so many things to interest me every day and to make me happy that I have concluded the most pleasant occupation on earth is the act of finding out what there is in politics.

It's a splendid vacation for me this campaigning. I never expect to be a politician, but I like the job of being governor of Kansas." Miss Lina Robins drove to Lone Elm Saturday, and brought her brother Harold home to enjoy the Fourth. He went back Tuesday to his work in the Lone Elm store. His grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Church of Altoona, went ever with him to visit Lone Elm relatives a few days.

as Samson, Job, Isaiah and other prophets, we come to Daniel. Daniel was an insurgent of the right kind. He began when he refused to eat the king's meat and drink the king's wine. The king, being a rather good sort, gave a rather tacit approval of Daniel's insurgency. Like President Taft, he showed a decided tendency to become an insurgent himself, but, like Taft, he had his Cannons, his Aldriches, his Ballingers and his Wickershams to deal with.

Daniel finally got the worst of it, and was cast into the lions' den. This was pretty nearly as bad as being cast into the Democratic party. Again the Lord was on the side of the insurgent, and the lions' mouths were closed and Daniel escaped without injury. The sequel of this story is another warning to the standpatters. When the king found that Daniel had escaped, he was so impressed that he had Daniel taken out and given a place of honor, and caused Cannon, Aldrich, Wicker-sham, Ballinger and a lot of the smaller fry of the so-called regulars to be fed to the lions.

This righteous act of the king should furnish to President Taft a valuable pointer. The world owes most, if not all, of its advancement in religion and in civilization to insurgents, to men who rebelled against the regulars, the disposition to do things in the way they had always been done and to do them because they had always been done. George Washington John Adams, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson were insurgents and if they and their compatriots had not been insurgents this land of the free and home of the brave would today have been a dependency of old England. Abraham Lincoln and his fellow free state compatriots were successful insurgents against the old established institution of human slavery and by the help of the boys in blue, knocked the shackles from the limbs of four million human chattels, and at the same time preserved the Union and put the Stars and Stripes on a higher elevation than the flag had ever occupied before and elevated our civilization up to a higher plane. There is much yet to accomplish.

As long as there remains a grog shop in this country or a prize fighter who considers it his mission to pummel and disfigure his fellow man or a corrupt boss who disgraces our civilization by using rich men's money to bribe legislatures and buy the election of United States Senators and Congressmen, there will be work for insurgents to do. Brotherhood Open Meeting. Through a misunderstanding there was a very small attendance at the Brotherhood meeting last Thursday evening. The address of Rev. W.

H. Shultz was postponed to Thursday evening of this week. The meeting will be at the Methodist church, beginning at eight o'clock, and will be open to all of either sex who care to attend. Rev. Shultz is an interesting speaker and you will be instructed as well as entertained should you attend.

As the admission is free the church should be filled as this is a special occasion. Misses Helen and Cecil Nott, living near Elsmore, were in LaHarpe with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M.

Nott, on the Fourth and made a much appreciated call at the Journal office. CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Sunday School 10:00 a. 111. Communion Service i 1:00 a.

m. Junior Endeavor 3:00 p. ui. Senior Endeavor 7:00 p. BAPTIST CHURCH.

Sunday School at 10:00 a. m. Teachers' Training Class 11 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Sunday School 9.45 a.

m. Christian Endeavor 7:00 p. in, Preaching 11 a. m. and 8:00 p.m.

Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 8:00 p. m. 1 The Sabbath school begins at 9:45 a. and next Sabbath a public or general review of the last quarter's lessons will be conducted by the Pastor. Preaching at 11 a.

m. and 8 p.m. The morning subject will be "The childhood and youth of Jesus a Historical Sketch." The subject for young people's meeting will be, The Model C. E. Society.

One essential in a model society is a full attendance. Let every member be present. Everbody cordially invited to attend these meetings. We are trying to do our part to make LaHarpe a good town to live in. Come and help us.

John H. Bright, Pastor. Rev. J. H.

Bright will preach at Alkn Center school house the first ankthird Sundays in each month at 3 p. m. M. P. CHURCH.

Preaching service at 11:00 a. and 7:30 p. m. every second and fourth Sunday. Sunday School every Sunday at 10:00 a.

m. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. m. on Sundays when there is preaching; 7:30 on alternate Sundays. Rev.

G. A. Lane, Pastor. friends church. Sunday school at 10:00 a.

m. Morning service 11:00 a. m. Evening service 7:30 p. m.

Hannah M. Hubbard. Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Sunday School 9:45 a.

m. Epworth League 7:00 p. m. Preaching at 11:00 a. m.

and 8:00 p. m. Let it be remembered that Dr. Shultz of Iola will deliver an address at the church on Thursday Evening. Everybody invited.

The theme for the sermon next Sunday morning will be. "Is the soul of man immortal The evening theme will be "A clean heart." We hope to announce by Sunday that the last dollar on our church debt has been paid. The Epworth League has planned some good things for the days to come. Watch them. S.

L. Chase, Pastor. i. LLC VV Uliiau 3 A UlLiu iuuaiwu- aTr 11 -1 (-1 111 1 mcLuuuiriL home of Mrs. Fred Samp Tuesday, July 1 2th.

Thn trtri- rvf fli Ipccnn for tVm 1 afternoon will be "India Searching for God." The roll call "Loyalty." i PROGRAM. 1 Devotions Doty i A hong Search. Word Pictures. Reading Mrs. McGurk 'j Pilgrims, Pilgrimages, Sacred Places i Mrs.

Kennedy Duet Mrs. Kohler and Mrs. Abbey Retding Mrs. Logan Warchers of today Mrs. Ricketts "he Mystery Box.

of the pretty romance is completed. At eight o'clock last evening the bride and groom took the wedding vows, standing beneath a bower of pepper branches and roses and a wedding bell of magnolia buds and blossoms, the creamy flowers nestling in the waxen leaves. ThJ ring ceremony was used and the bride, who is a beautiful girl, accomplished in music and many graces, wore for the ceremony white messaline silk in Princesre effect with sleeves and yoke of dainty lace, over sleeves of the silk being finely tucked. Orange blossoms were worn in the hair. After congratulations to the hap- py pair, a five-course wedding supper was served, the dining room being decorated in attractive scheme of pink and white.

Enchantress carnations in their dainty shell pink coloring, were arranged with feathery asparagus plumosus in a large centerpiece.with festoons of pink were brought from the chandelier to the corners of the table. The bride and groom leave today for East Newport beach, where they will spend their honeymoon at the beach cottage of the Parsons. They will reside in Covina, where the groom has a home ready for his bride. We learn that our good friend, J. W.

Lowe-is quite indisposed. His host of friends are hopeful that he may soon recover his usual health. Lorenzo Dow, caretaker of the national cemetery at Fayetteville, Arkansas, came to LaHarpe this week to visit his sister-in-law, Mrs. I. N.

Dow, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Daggett and other relatives and friends.

In company with Mr. Daggett Mr. Dow visited the Jour-aal office Monday, and we found him an entertaining talker and a man in the know. In its financial statement published in this Journal the First National Bank makes a mighty fine showing. It is most gratifying to note the splendid business done by the First National.

It is fine for the bank, but finer for the people of this community, as it is an accurate measure of the prosperity of our people. People may always accurately judge of the prosperity of a town by reading the bank statements. Read this one; the Journal is proud of it. Mrs. Laura Allen and children.

Paul and Fredia, spent the Fourth at Burlinglon.celebratingand visiting with Mrs. Allen's mother, who lives at that place. A letter from our young friend, Raymond Haigler, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, tells us that his sister, Mrs. W. O.

Dano, and baby are spending the summer with them. They all like Colorado Springs very much as a home. The Journal man was greatly pleased to hear from Raymond, who was while in LaHarpe a member of his Sunday school class..

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