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MEDICINE LODGE, KANSAS, DEC. 28. 1910.
Former Medicine Lodge Boy Married
The following account of the mar
riage of Mr. Harve Boyd, son of
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Boyd, formerly
of this city, la taken from a Ds
Moines paper. When the family
left Medicine Lodge Harve was a
small boy about six years old.
"The marriage of Miss Mayme
Larkln and Mr. Harve Boyd was sol
emnized last evening at eight o'clock
at the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. M. A. Larkln, on Sixteenth
street. The ceremony was performed
by the Reverend A. B. Learner of
St. John's Lutheran church in the
presence of thirty relatives and in
Intimate friends. Following the
ceremony a wedding supper was
served by the Misses Ruth and
Marie Stehm, Florence Christ and
Esther Larkln. Among the guests
y.vere Miss Mary Smith, Iowa City,
f and Mrs. Boyd, the groom's grand
mother, of Kansas City. Following
a trip to Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs.
Boyd will be at home after January
1 at 1100 East Ninth street."
From the same paper the
following society note is also taken:
PROSPECTIVE BRIDE HONORED
"The wedding of Miss Mayme
Larkin to Mr. Harve Boyd will take
Ilace Wednesday evening, Decem
ber 14, at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Mary Larkin, on West
Sixteenth street. Miss Larkln is a
graduate of West, while Mr. Boyd la
an alumnus of East High. Mr. Boyd
is associated in business "with Ms
father.who Is a well-known contract
or of this city. Miss Larkin will
bo the recipient of several social
oourtesies pending her marriage
Miss Julia Dwyer will entertain at
a plate shower this evening. Mrs
George Thrower will be her hostess
at a linen shower tomorrow evening,
while Mrs. Frank Stemm will honor
her with a handkerchief shower Sat
J. C. B. Hargis of Hazelton was
arrested on a warrant issued Iby
.County Attorney Fild, or Saturday,
charged with violating the prohibl
- liquor law. A number of sales
Mr. Hargis has given bond for
Ins appearance for trial at the Feb
ruary term of the district court.
He i one of Hazelton's most promi
i nt citizens ami his arrest oc
( .i-ilonrd considerable surprise.
Good sized audiences greeted both
perfornia nes of "Olo Peterson" at
J he i)i railway theater yesterday af
itn.ecM .Mid evening. The play had
:i well del'nud plot, was wholesome,
vvtU consvliuted and adequately. act
ed. Its incidents, both dramatic and
sensational, v. re interesting, de
pleting Swetdish life in the north
west. The costuming and stage
mo'.inting was good and the cast
strong throughout. Many pleasing
specialties added to the entertain
ment. Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune.
Hear this splendid company at the
opera house Friday night, December
Cruelty to Animals
County Attorney Field issued a
warrant on Saturday for the arrest
of R. E. Marshall of Sun City, on
a charge of cruelty to animals. It
is alleged by neighbors that Mr.
Marshall worked a mule that had its
hoof cut off to the quick, until it
could not walk.
The action was brought in the
district court and will not come to
trial until February. Mr. Marshall
lias given bond for his appearance
Hoped a Coyote
Hlle Smith distinguished himself
recently by roping a coyote at the
ranch in Elwood township. There
was no foul play about It, either.
1 1 lie simply made a run at Mr. Coy
ote, on horseback, of course, on the
open prairie and got him on the
first throw. It Is the first Instance
of the kind that has ever come to
our notice, and it ought to put Hlle
In the presidential list.
The young people of the Presby
terian church, were very pleasantly
entertained at the Manse by Rever
end and Mrs. Van Horn, last Thurs
day evening. The entertainment
consisted of novel guessing contests,
music and games, after which a two-
course luncheon was served. At the
becoming hour of eleven the guests
dispersed, hoping they would al
ways find such delightful hosts as
Reverend and Mrs. Van Horn.
Unjust Discrimination -What
have the land owners of
township 32, range 11, west, of
Medicine Lodge township done that
they should be punished, by having
to pay taxes on 15 per cent more
value, as fixed by the township as
sessor, than the balance of - Medi
cine Lodge township outside of the
city? The assessor tried to do his
duty and treat all alike in regard
to values, and did so to the best of
his ability, and ' as approved (in
most instances) by a Board of Re
view, two as good men for that pur
pose as could have been selected by
the county assessor, S. W. Ireland.
Now, as you no doubt understand,
the deputy assessor's work is all
gone over by a Board of Review,
then it Is passed up to the county
commissioners and they get a whack
at It, and by the time they get
through with it well sometimes you
would not know it. But in this in
stance th ! equalizing of this town
ship (as I have understood) was
loft to the commissioner of this dis
trict and he commenced to equalize
the land values by cutting all of
township 31, range 11, also all of
township 31, range 12, and all of
township 32, Tange 12 (that is in
Medicine Lodge township) 25 per
cent. But all of township 3 2, range
11 he only cut 10 per cent. Now
where is the justice in that kind of
an equalization, providing that I got
an equal value on those lands com
pared to their actual casix value as
required by law? and I think that
after viewing those lands, that I am
as competent to judge as any man
sitting in the court house and not
seeing the lands, and incidentally
owning a large body of land locat
ed in the 25 per cent territory. Now
to show the difference it makes in
the taxable property, I will cite
one propetry in each of these two
districts (the 25 per cent and the 10
per cent). H. Kaiser bought his
farm about one year ago for about
$15,000.00. Now. allowing that a
man will give more, perhaps, than a
piece of land is worth for the reason
that it is Just what he anus.just
suits Mm for a home.I assessed it at
$12,000. Now that land located In
the 25 ner cent cut district. the
owner only pays on
of $12,000, as valued by the assess
or. Now I will show how township
32, range 11, is discriminated
against. The Gaitskill farm was
sold about a year ago to a man by
the name of Coleman for about
$12,000. I-assessed that at $10,
000. He being in the 10 per cent
cut district, pays taxes on iK'.OOO
but if he had had the same cut in
values that H. Kaiser got, he would
have to pay taxes on only $7,500;
but as he only got a 10 per cent cut
he pays on $1,500 more than he
KhonUl nnv. if that " section of the
township had not been discriminated
against 15 per cent. Why not have
used them all alike, in the same tax
ing district, and made a cut of 10
or -5 per cent as ne may n.o,tj
thought necessary? The city was
left by the gentleman as the as
sessor and Board of Review left it,
and I am sure I came nearer the
actual cash value on. the city prop
erty than I did on farm values. That
makes the people of Medicine Lodge
pay more than their share of the
stMe. county and school taxes. Be-
lier.g that wrong is wrong,
that right wrongs no man,
I remain, yours truly,
V. C. SLEEPER.
Notice of Dissolution
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing be
tween Collins & Ted row has been
this day dissolved. All accounts
due the firm should be paid to E.
Tedrow, and all bills owing by the
firm have been assumed by him.
Dated December 24, 1910.
KIRK M. COLLINS.
D. El TEDROW.
Attention Odd Fellows
There will be a joint installation
between Pioneer Lodge, No. 17 9, and
Naomi Rebekah Lodge, No fc7, I.
O. O. F.. at the I. O. O. F. Hall
Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 1911, com
mencing at 8 o'clock sharp. All Odd
Fellows and all Rebekahs are ur
gently requested to be present! so
the wives of Odd Fellows who are
not Rebekahs and the husbands of
Rebekahs who are not Odd Fellows,
and all other persons invited by
either Odd Fellows or Rebekahs.
ALLEN E. HERR,
The Silent Reaper
The funeral of George Tincher,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Tincher, whose death was
published last week, was held at
the residence on Thursday after
noon. Rev. Howard Cady of St.
Mark's Episcopal church, made a
consoling funeral address and a
mixed quartette composed of Mes
dames Skinner, Shaw, Forsyth and
Mr. Guilford Davis, sang "Asleep
in Jesus." The pupils George's
schoolmates of room No, 2 were
dismissed from school and attended
the funeral in a body. The funeral
was very largely attended and the
floral offerings were beautiful and
Imposing beyond description.
The little form was laid into its
final repository- in Highland Ceme
tery with simple yet impressive ceremonies.
William H. Ritchie died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. H. G.
Pelton, near midnight, Thursday,
December 22, 1910, after a sickness
of about a week of la grippe.
Mr. Ritchie was about 55 years of
age and had resided in Barber coun
ty about two years, having come
here from Moniteau county.Missourl.
He is survived by four sons and one
daughter Paul, Ray, Grover and
William Ritchie, and Mrs. Bertha
Pelton, and two sisters Mrs. R. H.
Clay of this city, and Mrs. Buckman
who resides in Canada.
The funeral was held at .the
Christian church, Conducted by El
der Bishop M. Hopkins, on Saturday
afternoon and the remains interred
in Highland cemetery.
The sympathy of the people of
the city and community is extended
to the bereaved relatives in their
A friend contributes the
William H. Ritchie was born in
DeKalb county, Mo., Feb. 21, 1854
but with his parents moved to Mon
iteau county, where he continued to
reside until two years ago when he
...iime io' Kansas, locating-iu Baber
county, where numerous relatives
had preceded him. When but a boy
he .embraced religion attaching bim-
self to the Christian church and
at thro, time of his death held
Deceased leaves a wife, four sons,
Grover, William, Paul and Roy, and
one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Pelton,
and two sisters, Mrs. R. II. Clay and
Nannie. Buckman. All the surviv
ing relatives reside in this county
with the exception of Mrs. Buckman
who is in Canada.
The funeral obsequies were held
in the Christian church at 2 o'clock
Saturday, Rev. Bishop M. Hopkins
officiating; interment in the city
cemetery, the white encampment on
And so another mortal has gone
to put on immortality, to live in a
land, as we trust and as we believe,
for the judgments of God are not as
the Judgments of men where Christ
mas comes every day, where all the
unending years and peace and good
will abideth forever.
H. N. L.
CARD OF THANKS
ve desire to thank all who so
kindly ministered to our beloved
father in his sickness, and tendered
words of sympathy in his death.
. Bertha Pelton.
Every" line in a newspaper costs
the nublishers something. If it is to
benefit some individual, he may
fairly expect to pay something
You do not go into a grocery and
ask the proprietor to hand you out?
ten pounds of sugar for nothing
even though the grocer might be a
personal friend and even though
the gift might not be a large one
If the beneficiary of advertising
does not pay for it, the proprietor
has to settle the bill. Nevertheless
many people cannot seem to learn
that a newspaper pays its expenses
(by renting space, and that it is just
as much, entitled to collect rent for
every day that space is occupied- as
you are for the house you rent to a
tenant. Governeux. N. Y., Free
Prof. I. O. Sherrod and Thos
Marsh of Lake City were v county
seat visitors on Monday.
Belvldere's Postmaster and Indian
James A. . Maginnis, postmaster
and merchant at Belvidere, died
yesterday evening at 6 o'clock.at the
Kansas sanitarium, of heart disease.
He had been ill about three weeks,
and had been in the sanitarium for
eight days. He was 52 years old.
' Mr. Maginnis was an early settler
of Kansas, coming here in the days
of Indian uprisings. When 18 years
old heNwas a member of the stand
ing militia at Fort Dodge, to pro
tect the settlers against the raids
from southern' Indians, and had tak
en part in several engagements.
Since 1888, he had lived constant
ly in Kansas at GreensbuTg, Wells-
'wu ii-ii-u ..xjeiviaere. .He was en
gaged in the mercantile business at
Greensburg and Belvidere, and while
at w ellsf ord he lived on a farm.He
has been postmaster at Belvidere
for the past seven years.
Mr. Maginnis has been a member
of the Baptist church ever' since he
was 11 yfars old. He .was also a
member of the Modern Woodmen of
He was born in Norfolk, Va.,C in
1858. His parents were natives of
Scotland.' in 1891 he was married
to Miss Mattie Grimes. He Js sur
vived by three chUdrn, Mable.Nellie
and Deam Maginnis. Also he leaves
a brother, Hugh Maginnis, and two
Bisters, Mrs. Anna Flathers and Mrs.
Sarah Beaty, who live in Ohio.Mrs.
Maginnis is a sister of Mrs. T. H.
Huffman of the Baltimore Hotel.
The funeral services will be held
at Wellington, Friday, at 2 p. m.
The interment will be at Welling
ton. Wichita Eagle, Dec. 22nd.
Play goers who like to keep
abreast of the times in getting fa
miliar with the latest and most pop
ular song hits, should not overlook
the first visit to this, city of "Ole
Peterson," a' comedy with music,'
which is due at the opera. house,Fri
day night, December 30th.
But the musical numbers are only I
a mint'. feature of he, performance,
which revels one of the most en
tertaining and humorous comedies
seen in many a day, there is not a
lull in the merriment from the rise
of the curtain until time for home
going. It is a scream from start to
lir.ish and i'.ie best Scandinavian-
American Comedy to-day before the
Joe Lasswell returned last Friday
morning from a visit of three weeks
with his brothers, Allen and Jess,
at Midway, Texas. He says the
crops there were much better this
ear than here, but all things consi
dered, he prefers this country after
all. His brothers are doing well,
however, and-have' a good prospect
of realizing handsomely on their
Rain At Last
The long continued drouth was
broken yesterday afternoon. A
magnificent shower descended and
at the time of printing the gentle
drons were still nattering on the
It was the first for about s
The Gordon Ranch for Sale
I will sell the Gordon ranch
tracts of 400 acres, 800 acres,
400 acres, or will sell the ranch
a body if desired, at prices that will
attract if you investigate.
This is a desirable ranch, well
fenced and finely watered, with
plenty of good tillable land, locat
ed just 1 mile from good little R. R
town, with good school, bank, large
Ajlfalfa Mill, etc
F. L. GORDON,
Lake City, Kansas.
To My Customers
I have sold my Interest in
Ted row-Coll ins blacksmithsihop
Mr. Tedrow and am now associated
with R. R. FToman. I shall be
pleased to meet my old customers at
my new location and guarantee
prompt and satisfactory service.
KIRK M. COLLINS
- Notice to Stockholders
The annual meeting of The Ranch
men's Telephone Company will ; be
held at Lake City. Kansas, Friday
December 30th, 1910. Every stock
holder Is earne&tlv reauested to be
present. ' . v
G. G SHIGLEY, Pres.
. V The county commissioners will
meet in regular session next Mon
Revival Meetings at
The Baptist Church
Evangelist Theodore Hanson.
Three great services next Sun- joined hands in this earnest effort
day will be conducted by Evangelist
Hanson as follows: At 11 A. M.,3
P. M., and 7:30 P. M.
. Plan to attend all these meetings
and remember they continue each
evening next week. Good singing,
splendid sermons, fine meetings all
The public is cordially invited to
attend these meetings.
The following was taken from the
Eldorado Daily Republican:
"This closes one of the most re
markable campaigns ever carried on
in Eldorado. Most of .the spiritual
force of ail tiU caurchw .r; -v
Have you Noticed .
That the days are getting longer?
That the word "Yuletlde" has
ceased to be fashionable?
That the man who tries to "graft"
a newspaper is working in a barren
That the fellow who is frightened
about germs the most is sick
That Dr. Cook's "confession" r
lacks several leagues of being
confession after all?
That the people who have thej
seats in the center of the row, us-;
ually come to the opera last?
That Roosevelt has begun talking
ajrain but still avoids reference to
what happened November 8th?
That there are a great many
friends who are friends only when
you are doing something for them?
That in the case of a United
States Senator it requires more
than a confession to prove guilt?
That newspapers sometimes be
come embarrassed by following the
whims and desires of old broken
That anything said or done by a
lecture course actor is always ac
cented as entirely proper while the
same thing said or done ny otutsi
actors is perfectly shocking?
jr. S. Sterling. Hardtner's hust
ling, real estate dealer sold Al
Wheat's home ranch on Monday and
was in the city closing up the deal
yesterday. The ranch. Is in Eagle
township and sold for $12 per acre
The buyer is F. L. Markham of
Anthony. Possession will be given
The sale does not mean that
Mr. Wheat will leave Barber county
He still has another and larger
ranch west of this one which he will
Milton Case went to Kingman on
Monday to Bpend vacation week vis
iting with friends in that city.
V Vs.- !
to move Eldorado.
"Street meetings were ' held la
favorable weather during the last
two weeks. Twice each day for four
weeks Rev. Hanson preached the
plain-old-fashioned gospel just as
Christ preached it. 'The power of
God to every one that believeth.'
"There was nothing of the super
ficial sensational methods ofCen pur
sued. An unconditional condemna
tion of sin, without respect of place
or person, and'an urgent call to
repent and believe in Christ for sal
vation. The results will be far
reaching." CTArPE J. SPIF.R.3. .p.isor.
i Basket Ball Saturday Night
j Two excellent games are promis-
Ud for Saturday night, the 31st.The
I will be here to play against the M.
L. A. A., and the other game will
between the B. C. II. S. girls
; and the B. C. II. S. Alumni girls.
The Anthony team is rated as one
of the strongst in the southwest.
while on the ether hand the M. L.
I A. A. -bovs have never been defeat
i inese games win wiinoui uoudi De
a,the most interesting thus far play
ed this season.
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
next Sunday morning.
Supject: "The Divine Partner
Rev. Walter Parker will preach in
GEORGE LEDREW RULISON.
Judge H. N. Lester of Lake City
was a pleasant caller on saiuraay.
No political significance.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos.Jewel of Enid,
Oklahoma, arrived on Sunday morn
ing to visit with Mr. and Mrs. W.
R. Forsyth. They departed yester
One of Mansfield Daniel's sons.
about 14 years old, had the mis
fortune to break his arm last Sun
day, caused by falling from a horse.
The family arrived here from Mis
souri only last week. Dr. Coleman,
who is also an ex-Mlssourian, was
called to set the fracture.
Several communications of con
siderable length go over until next
week. It is a difficult matter to
handle lengthy articles when they
come In as late as Monday afternoon
or evening. It is the best plan to
hand tn long articles the latter part
of the week. Remember,Monday and
Tuesday are our busiest days... .
H. Dubois has just completed the
Interior finishing of Samuel Grif
fin's new house. Parties who desire
to see the quality, of-his-' work
should examine this job. ' 1 "Hank"
is certainly . ''there" when it cornea
to doing fancy work with" the Trush,
He. can give, you anything -you want'
Mahogany, Oak or any-'other ef
feet. - 1