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7 THE NAL VOL. VI. KANOPOLIS, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1912. NO. 19 KANOPOLIS JOUR 'Ackerman Nominated I On the face of the returns Clias.

Ackerman of Kanopolis appears Senatorship Result In Doubt As the Journal goes to press the latest reports indicate that The Primary The primary in Kanopolis wax characterized by quietness that almost amounted to lack of interest. Only in a slight degree did it differ from the presiden- to the infirmities of advancing The soldiers of the great war ire rapidly mustering for the truce that is everlasting. Mr. Livingston was a man who enjoyed the esteem and confidence of his neighbors. He was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, a faithful husband and a devoted father.

He will long be held in remembrance by the friends and acquaintances he has left behind. to nominated by the Republicans for treasurer of Ellsworth county. While the i'l be no telling with any degree certainty until the votes have tial primary, notwithstanding it returns show that Mr. Acker-was the time for nomination by I man has apparently won, there all parties. One might easily truess that the main factor inthisiof the complex primary system of voting-.

Not only is it com- i been canvassed by the board of winners without donbt. The re-county commissioners, which 1 suit on presidential electors will plex and therefore hard to un-j meets Friday of this week for in all likelihood make no differ-dcrstand by the average voter, that purpose; Mr. Ackerman's ence in the way the ticket is linal-but its provisions are changed majority over Mr. above ly made up at the election, as the by every legislature and made indicated, is fifty. i Supreme court of the United different and constantly morel The returns are so uncertain States will have to decide the complex and lengthy.

The that in many instrnces they have matter. That they will direct a ideal primary system has-not yet to be based upon the uncertain lull set of presidential electors been devised. Likely it will be reports of individuals who were to go on the ticket for Taft and some day. but it will be a matter present at the time the count Roosevelt Is practically certain, of growth. The whole business was completed.

The results as Neither side should be deprived Bessie Hudson Leader Miss Bessie Hudson 1,560 Miss Janet Cowie 1,420 Miss Mattie 1,385 Mrs. Claude Heintzelman. 1,280 Miss Helen Galloway 1,180 The home stretch in the voting contest has been reached and interesting things may be expected to happen henceforth to the end. Miss Bessie Hudson, by a magnificent gain, has attained thelead, Miss Janet Cowie coming in second, leaving Miss Mattie Thompson, who has occupied the lead for many weeks, in third place. Miss Helen Galloway, who has made some gains lately still retains her place the race.

None of the candidates but has safficient votes to make her a winner if her friends will get interested in her behalf. Mrs. Heintzelman still maintains the steady lead she has been able to make all the way through. Miss Bessie Hudson, who is now in first place, Is the daughter of R. B.

Hudson of Thompson Cr'lk. She is deservedly a very, popular young lady and as the returns of the contest testify, has many warm admirers, who also are firm supporters in this race. Miss Gallowap lives out in the Elkhorn neighborhood, and the other young ladies all live in Kanopolis. The race froia this Death of Postmaster Samuel 'Livingston At 6 o'clock Saturday evening-, after a lingering- illness from cancer of the stomach, Samuel Livingston, postmaster of Kan-opolis died. On Monday of last week, himself and Mrs.

Livingston, accompanied by their son Oscar V. Livingston, went to Colorado in the hope that the climate of the mountains would improve his health, but it was plain that it had the opposite effect, and they made haste to get home, arriving Friday evening. It was apparent to all that Mr. Livingston was very ill, and that it was only a question of how long he could survive his suffer-, ings. His death was neverthless 1 a sudden shock, as few expected the end so soon.

uneral geryices were held at the Methodist church at i o'clock Monday ajternoon, attended by a large number of his old neighbors and citizens of the town. Rev. Elamof the Ceristianchurch. of which Mr. Livingston had been a member for some thirty years, had charge of the services.

A quartet consisting of Mrs. A. Wilson, Mrs. A. J.

Klingensmith, Rev. F. C. Humphrey, and Hayes Storey sang beautifully some familiar hymns. The casket waa covered with floral offerings, among others a pillow from the business men of Kanopolis, attesting the esteem in which he was held by his business associates.

At the close of the services the remains were taken to the Buckeye cemetery where numerous members of. the Livingston family found their last resting place anduuriai was made in the family lot. Upon arriving at the church there was found a congregation equaling in size the one that attended the services in it will take the official count to decide whether Senator Curtis or Governor Stubbs has won the senatorial election. Doth claim it. The retnrns on presidential electors is also mixed.

The first ten on the ballot will be the 'of the right to vote as it pleases. but when tested in a court that cares more for justice and the law than it does for its own tenure in office it is not likely that the court will decide that men who aae engaged in constructing a new party will be permitted to use the name and prestige of a party already in existance, against the protest of members of that party. John. S. Dawson won the fight waSed againgt him by the Stubbs crowd by 10,000 majority.

A full report of the primary will not be ready before some time next week. Train Load of Cattle Shipped Ou Wednesday a trainload of fat grass cattle were shipped out of Kanopolis over the Missouri Pacific for the Kansas City market. The train consisted of fourteen cars, and went straight through without change from Kanopolis to destination. The was made up by the following well-known shippers: August 3ettenbrock, 2 cars; Bert Henry, Vin Paull, M. A.

Harris, II. Boston, C. A. Gregory, L. D.

Bates, 2. No finer grass cattle ever left Ellsworth county than these, and the returns of the shipment will be awaited with interest. Resolution of Respect and Condo lence. This council learns with profound sorrow of the death of the postmas ter of our city, Mr. Samuel Livingston, who was a member of this body in former years, and also city treas urer.

In the death of Mr. Livingston the city of Kanopolis, has lost one of its most valued citizens, and one who tias served its interests in various capacities with faithfulness and honor. His whole life was an exposition of nis great, worth as a citizen. As a young man he shouldered a musket when barely u.i enough to b- accepted and served his country as a soldier, fighting in some ofthe most sanguinary battles that history takes account of. A few years after the close of the war he came to Kansas with his wife and two babies and contributed a large share in the upbuilding of the commonwealth.

He raised a large family, among whom are numbered some of our best citi zens. He ret an example of industry and right living that is a. greater legacy to his heirs than great wealth. He was generous, liberal-minded, alive to his duties as a citizen and regardful of the feelings and rights of his neighbors. In illne33 he proved himself a patient and uncomplaining sufferer, and faced his end with a calmness and readiness that betokened his courage.

The council desires to express to his family its hearfelt sorrow, both on behalf of itself, and on the part of the city at large and commend them in this supreme hour to the comfort of Him, who doeth all things well. It is further ordered, that this memorial be spread upon the minutes of the council, a copy sent to the widow of' Mr. Livingston, and that the same be published tin the Kanopolis Done the Council Chamber of the City of Kanopolis, this 5th of August, 1912. C. A.

ANDREWS, Chas. Moffit, City Clerk. Mayor. (Seal) Reeder Jackeon suffered painful and peculiar accident on Friday evening last. He was attempting to ring a young hog, and while he had hold of its snout the animal ierked loose and bit the end off the thiad fin ger of his left hand.

Fire Protection. At the council meeting Monday evening no action was taken with reference to putting in water works, or buying a chemical engine, for the main reason that it was felt that the people were not sufficiently well acquainted with the situation to justify action on the part of the council as representatives of the people. Before the next regular meeting of the council it is expected that visits will be made to Kanopolis by persons amply able to explain our needs in this regard and give the people some good idea as to what can be had here for the expenditure of a little money, it is becoming settled more and more that the city is to have some sort of fire protection. It also needs water works, and it is cble to get them so that the income from the works will pay the cost. It is therefore poor economy to do without.

uuaiever is uone is 10 De aone with a view to good business judg- ment, and not to rush headlong into a large expense that the city can ill altord to incur. It will be necessary to issue bonds if much of an effort to 6upply the town's needs is under taken. Another feature of the situation is the suggestion that the limits of the city be extended to take in both salt plants. The salt works will thus be offered fire protection as compensation for the additional taxes it will be necessary for them to ray. With the addition of the salt works and adjoining property within the city limits the taxable property of the city will be enormously increased.

The city will be much more able to incur a bond obligation than other wise. Whether the salt people will object to being taken into the city corporation remains to be seen, but there are a great many people here who think that inasmuch as the companies get the benefit of the town whatever that may amount to to them, it would be no more than fair for them to bear their share of the expense of municipal government. Since the article appeared in the Journal of last week a great many of our citizens have expressed themselves as being in hearty accord with the idea of issuing bonds and build ing water works. The system described is thought well worthy of care ful investigation, and the council, once it finds the will "of the people, is ready to go ahead and call an elec tion and if tlie bonds are voted to proceed with the building of the works. It has been suggested that if the city undertakes to build water works it ought at the same time to undertake to build an electric light plant.

it is true that the city now psys about $500 a yes.r for public light ing, and that the lights are not sjf ficient for the streets of the city, but as the town is getting on very wsll with the present system it might as well to try to get along with it awhile longer until the city has acquired some experience in running a water plant. If it is found to be a sound business investment there vv ill be time enough then to add a lighting system. The needs of the city for water will never be less than they now are and the need now is a very large one, so it is a timely topic to consider. The supply in the north part of the city is very heavy and likely to be. all the city requires for some years to come.

The first cost of a plant of the kind suggested by the Journal is vastly less than the old-fashioned gravity system, and if found as reliable and as economically operated it looks as though the longer Kanopolis gets along without a water system the longer she will be standing" in her own light. An Undesirable Goes Hence One of the few of that class of citizens ho ure rated as unlesirabie betook himself to parts unknown Tuesday morning. He got a hunch that a warrant was. preparing for him, and so he flew, didn't even wait for dinner. It is just as well.

In addition to a pair of disgraceful es capades in which he was engaged last Sunday the marshal also has a little matter of neglecting to pay poll tax that will be brought up also in case he should return, making about three cases he will answe" to. If he stays away, however, there, is not likely to be much of an effort to apprehend him for punishment. The marshal was not quite ready for him when he flew, so he made hasle to away when no man was in pursuit. Tife rain of Tuesday morning was the heaviest that has visited this section of the country this year, It arrived at 4:45 a. m.

and continued untill well after 6. In the first part of the storm there was a heavy windthat blew things about some, the principal damage being to the picture show, which suffered much in tent damage. Farmers who were complaining because it was too dry in spots to plow now withdraw their objections gratefully. -The rain 'was is counted by the commissioners may make large changes in the majority reported, but it is unlikely that it will affect the result. The nomination will be received with a great deal of pleasure by the friends of Mr.

Acker-man, and Kanopolis takes it as a sort of personal compliment. The only unpleasant feature is to see such a pleasant and vvorthy gentleman as Mr. Goffe defeated. As Brother Tercy was triumphantly nominated on the Democratic ticket it now looks like a certainty that another Kanopolis man will succeede a Kanopolis man to the treasursrship. The City Council.

Only a small business was trans acted at the meeting of the eouncil on Monday evening for the reason that there was not much business to transact. Bills were allowed a3 folio O. Snillman, salary as mar shal and lamplighter, and expense; including the kill- ing of the long-teated dog. $35.50 W. G.

Ferguson, easoline 1.6 5 H. Livingston, gasoline 85 Sturgis supplies 8.15 W. S. Baxter, preparing ordi nance 15.00 Kanopolis Journal, 21.15 Ihe cemetery committee was in structed to make an Inspection of the cemetery property with a view of making some improvements, the principal one of which is the con struction of a driveway through the center. The marshal was instructed to put a stop to the practice of children using the sidewalks of the center of the city as a place to coast with their valors, The instruc tion was extended so as to include owners of motor cycles who have lately annoyed business men very much with their machines.

Another instruction of the same kind was made against certain high speeders with motorcycles and automobiles. It is not fast but more particularly reckless driving that is objected to The council also passed a testi monial of respect to the late Samuel Livingston, a former city treasurer and councilman of the city, and ordered the same published in the Journal. Adjourned. Our Xew Postmaster. Loren Livingston, C.

Andrews, and A. M. Woodmansee, bondsmen of Samuel Livingston, formed the department of the death of Mr. Livingston on Tuesday and assumed charge of the office Monday morning. It will be some time in the course of things before a new postmaster is named, but there is but one candidate so far as known, Mr.

Harvey S. Livingston, assistant postmaster during his lamer in cumbency and now in charge for the bondsmen. Mr. Livingston is thoroughly competent and w-ell wor thy of the place. He informs the Journal that the office under his ad ministration in case of his appoint ment will be as good 'as it is possible to be.

Modern equipment will be installed, which shall be all new and of the most approved kind. Keyless lock boxes will be substituted for the present call boxes and the quar ters given to the office will be much more suitable than those the office now occupies. As there seems to be no opposition to the appointment of Mr. Livingston it will most likely be merely a formal change trom one Hostmaster to the other as soon as the department gets around to Mie case. It should be said for Mr.

Living ston that he has been the chief pow- er in the operation of the office, ei pecially since the illness of his fa ther began. He is a steady-goin capable business man, against whom no objection can be offered, and 'to whose appointment there cannot be and doubtless is not the slightest ob jection. Mrs-Mary Johnson and 'daugh ter, Esther, of, Lyons spent the smacks of too much government, and therefore uncalled for and unnecessary government. It is .1 ,1 i 1 111 I1CLU 01 nipiu nig auu suuu- ening more than anything else. The principle sought to be made effective may be there but the machinery is too complicated and the changes too sweeping and frequent for the average voter to keep track of the things he has to go through in order to vote Machine methods that permit of some freedom and do not require the, assistance of a Philadelphia lawyer to make effective seem preferable to a system that is as thoroughly and completely bu- reaucratic as anything one may find in Russia.

The Roosevelt men took the trouble to have a large number of slips printed containing the names of those whom Bill Allen White wanted nominated and hung them upintne votingbooths at Ellsworth. The County Attorney, who is an unfeeling sort of a fellow in some things, particularly when it comes to having the statutes obeyed, confiscated what there were on hand and warned the election" officers to desist from any more such busi ness. The cause of the "people" appears to need the services of a dictator who is not over-scrup- tllous as to how he performs. When reform goes to seed it is apt to show some very queer formations. Empire Notes.

The Misses Mildred Faris and Estella Harrison of Hutchinson are vising: Miss Bessie Hudson and other friends in this vicinity Over an inch oi rain tell on Monday nig-nt, whicn insures some corn, at least. Mrs. J. E. Bircher and three children are visiting in Wilson and Sylvan Grove this week.

Quite a number of people from out this way have attended the Chautanqua in Jbllswortu. livery one is pleased to know that they will have the same opportunity next year. Mr. and Mrs. 11.

Vj. Koed visited friends in the city of Kanopolis Sunday. The Thompson Creek Band cleared $33 at their Ice Cream social last week, for which they are very greatful. The city of Midway now boasts of an elevator, blacksmith shop, store, and depot. There are two families living there and quite a lot of business is being transacted.

The Misses Bessie Bailey and Chene Bailey accompanied by their friend Wagoner returned home from Hays Monday. Every one is making big preparations for the picnic in Hud-s6n's Grove on the fifteenth of this month. Fried chicken will be gsod and ripe this year and tne entertainment committee are trying to get Joe Bristow for their speaker. The result is not this date. time forth will be watched with interest.

Local News The Rev. J. I. Earp spent Thursday with O. C.

Brown and family. Don't forget the annual picnic at Hudson's grove on Thompson creek a week from today, which will be Thursday of next week. The Occidentals will have a picnic on Wednesday of next week, to which all members of the order in Kanopolis are invited. V. D.

Sturgis arrived home trom Missouri Tuesday evemng, where he was called last week on account of the illness of hia mother, which ended in death. Amzi Faris and family of Clear Creek were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. O. C.

Brown at dinner Sunday. A. W. Wilson has purchased a Ford car. Hardly a week passes without some Kanopolis citizen joining the ranks.

We have been running the Journal three months, and if we cannot acqure an automobile in another three we shall either go to preachingor starta drug store. Mrs. S. J. Cook and daughter, of Lyons, are spending the week with the sister of Mrs.

Cook, Mrs. O. C. Brown. Carl Boileau, Hubert Radcliff, Ray Adams, and John and Ben Cline from southeast of town spent Saturday in Salina on a pleasure trip.

News item: According to the Topeka, Capital threashing is about over in Kansas. Query: Where does the Capital get its news? At the business meeting' of the Presbyterian Christian Endeavour at the home of Mrs. Hadley Monday evening, about 25 members were in attendance. Delicious refreshments were served by Mrs Janet Cowie and Elizabeth Hogsett, who were hostesses of the evening. S.

Sellens has resigned his place as representative of the Continental Creamery in Kanop and has been succeeded by J. A. Duncan as buyer. Mr Duncan will caary on the business in connection with his other business. WANTED Good, clean white rags, 5c per pound.

The Journal "lown, and consisting of friends and old neighbors who had gathered to pay a last tribute of respect. fcamuei JUivingston was born in Blairsville, March 14, 1846, and was consequently 66 years 4 months and 19 days old at the time of his death. When a very small boy he moved with the fafmily of his father to Holmes county, Ohio, settling at Millersburg, In the spring of 1863 he enlisted in Company Sixtieth Ohio Volun teer infantry, and saw active service in the army of the Potomac. He waa in all Important engagements in which this army participated from the time of his muster until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, which included Gettysburg, the Grant campaign to the front of Petersburg, the long eeige of the Confederate capital that followed, and finally the pur suit and capture of General Lee's army. On October 5, 1865, he was united in marriage with Miss Adelia Price of Millersburg.

In December 1872 he moved his family to a farm 4 Ms miles southeast of what was then Fort Harker, now Kanopolis, and continued to live there nearly 20 years, when he came to Kanopolis in 1891. He at once assumed a prom-inenet place in the affairs of the community, and at various times served as member of the city council, member of the school board, city treasurer. Some eight years ago he was appointed postmaster and continued to hold 'the place up to his death. He is survived by his wife and 47 descendants. Two of his children, Loren P.

Livingston and Mrs. A. M. Snead, both of Kanopolis, were born in Ohio. The others, Joe P.

Livingston of Hill City, Mrs. Ncda E. Woodmansee of Kanopolis; Fred M. Livingston of Ellsworth; Harvey S. Livingston of Kanopolis; Mrs.

Sig-gie M. Lott of Topeka; Oscar V. Livingston, Mrs. Annie Andrews, Guy Livingston. Clare Livingston of Kan opolis; Mrs.

Hallie I. Cochrane of Oakley, and Glenn Livingston of KanoDolis. were all born on the farm in Empire township. These eons and daughters have a total of 33 children, and one, Joe Living Rton. has a grandchild.

All the children and most of the grandchild ren were present at the funeral. He Is also survived by three brothers, Charles Livingston of Kanopolis; Henry Livingston of Marion, Ohio, and John Livingston of California; i tv- testers. Mrs. Jane Flem Mo; Mrs. Lizzie Ohio, and Me, Kansas.

Christian also a Grand it is a com first of the week with the O. Brown family. i. wlug also a great help to the corn..

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