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' At tUt Per Yer in Aitranc
o JOHN K- McMULLEN .
IDITOR 'AND PUBLISHES
.FRIDAY,. FEBRUARY 12, 1915
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, SAY IT IS NOT BAD
J. A. Baker, representing the
Wichita Union Stock Yards Co.,
and J. 0. Nelson, a cattle buyer
lor the union Live .Mock Com
mission Co., of Wichita, were in
.the city on business yesterday and
made a pleasant business and so
cial call at the Democrat office.
Both gentlemen stale that the ar
ticle regarding the foot and mouth
"disease which recently appeared
in one of the Great Bend papers,
was entirely wrong' and mislead
ing and that the conditions are not
An.n.Knn. II '
-aiijtMii-ic a nan u nicy were
made to appear in this article. Be
. ginning at midnight Wednesday
night the counties of Butler, Sedg
wick,' Sumner and Cowley were
placed, under quarantine, but
.stock of all kinds can be shipped
.to and from the Wichita yards,
providing they did not come from
' these counties. T h e disease,
which was started from a ship
ment of dairy cattle brought to
Mulvane and Winfield from Wis
consin, is confined in an area
about twelve miles square and this
district is'linder the most strict
"patrol and the state veterinarians
. state. that they have the disease
well in. hand and there is but little-danger
of its spreading to a
' larger area. ,117 animals in all
have been slaughtered in the im
mediate' viciriitv.of Mulvane and
,Winfield,'and of these, 80 were in
one herd, arid of these only one
animal was infected but the rest
had Jjeeii exposed to" the disease.
- Mrs. Virgil LUe wasone of the
Pdwnee Rock visitors Wednes
VTilf MurdyVas here' from Al
bion tiwnship Safurcbiy for a "visit
with his many Great Bend friends
and .to attend to business matters.
Ed F. Bpxwell, the genial,
whole-hearted tlisciple'of Democ
racy was here from- Hoisincton
Saturday tp attend to some busi
ness matters and for a visit with
his many .Great Bend friends. Mr.
Boxwell has been suffering a
great deal from rheumatism the
most of the . time for several
months past and expects to leave
soon for a stay of several months
in the south for the benefit of his
Lambert Kern was in from the
west side Saturday for a short
9 visit with 'relatives and friends
and to attend to business matters.
He jeported that the roads were
still in" bad shape out that way
but that ? they were better than
they had been for. some time.
Tn It,..... ' .1 i
"westof town Saturday for a lit-,
"tie . Tisit with friends and to at
tend to business matters. . .
Ernest -Amerine, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Peart Amerine, of northwest
of town, suffered .a painful injury
lasr Saturday morning by shoot
ing himself in the foot ' with a
small Tifler, The boy was wailing
for a gopher to come out of his
hole, and while so doing the rifle
in his hands was discharged and
the ball was imbedded deeply in
his foot. It was 'quite a painful
injury but the young man is. get
ting along in good shape at the
M, J. Keenan, of Vest of town,
was 'another of the stand-bvs of
the Democrat who came into the
office Saturday and ordered the
uauy Democrat sent to his ad
dr'ess the coming year. Mr. Keen
an is of the opinion that the most
-f the wheat is in fine shape and
believes that we are going to get
another good crop, this'vear.
Col..P. L. Keehan.was here from
Seward Sunday afternoon and
broughtup'with him' Mr. and .Mrs
Elmer .Kejler 'and their little son,
who was; suffering with a sort of
throat troubled . Mr. Keenan and
Mr. Keller ; returned home that
evening but Mrs. Jveller and son
remainedjiin 6rder that the little
felloVmight have constant medi
cal attention for a 'few davs. -.
J; S; Winget, of Albert, is an-
otner good Dooster 01 uie new
daily and this week-sent. in his
check fgr a year's subscription in
Ward Lobdell, of Tribune, Kan
sas, came down Wednesday for
a short visit with home folks.
Leo Keller left yesterday morn
ing for Rush Center where he is
building a house for Frank Grun
wald. Quite a bunch of farmers were
in from the Seward neighborhood
yesterday; Among the number
were J. M. Tucker, Mat Walker,
Clyde Keys and Pill Shilling. Mr.
Tucker says the wheat is looking
fine down in that part of the coun
try and that there is a very large
acreage sown last fall; Most of
the farmers have marketed their
last year's crop and while all got
a good, price, a good many didn't
wait long enough to get boom
Illustrating the character of unneces
sary expenses to which we refer.
Union Oppose "Full Crew" Bill.
The Texas Fanners' Union regis
tered its opposition to this character
of legislation at the last annual meet
ing held in Fort Worth, Tex., August
4, 1914, by resolution, which we quote,
"The matter of prime importance
to the farmers of this state is an ade
quate and efficient marketing system;
and we recognize that such a system
is impossible without adequate rail
road facilities, embracing the greatest,
amount of service at the least pos
sible cost We further recognize that
the farmers and producers in the end
pay approximately 95 per cent of the
expenses of operating the railroads,
and it is therefore to the interest of
the producers that the expenses of
the common carriers be as small as
is possible, consistent with good ser
vice and safety. We, therefore, call
upon our law-makers, courts and
juries to bear the foregoing facts in
mind when dealing with the common
carriers of this state, and we do espe
cially reaffirm the declarations of
the last annual convention of our
State Union, opposing the passage of
the so-called 'full-crew bill before
the thirty-third legislature of Texas."
The farmers of Missouri in the last
election, by an overwhelming ma
jority, swept this law off the statute
book of that state, and it should
come off of all statute books where
it appears and no legislature of this
nation should pass such a law or
similar legislation which requires un
The same rule applies to all regu
latory measures which increase the
expenses of industry without giving
corresponding bertefits to the public.
There is ofttimes a body of men as
sembled at legislatures and they
have '.a 'right 'to be there who, in
their zeal for rendering their fellow-associates-
a service, sometimes lavor
an increase In the expenses of .in
dustry without due regard for the men
who bow their backs to the summer's
sun to meet the payroll, .but these
committees, 'while making a record
for themselves, rub the skin off the
shoulders of .the farmer by urging'the
legislature to lay another, burden
upon his heavy load and under the
lash of "be it enacted" goad him on
to pull and surge at the traces of civil
ization, no matter how he may sweat,
foam and gall at the task. When
legislatures "cut a melon" for labor
they hand the farmer a lemon.
The fanners of the United States
are not financially able to carry "dead
heads" on their payrolls. Our own
hired hands are not paid unless we
have something for them to do and
we are not willing to carry the hired
help of dependent industries unless
there is work for them. We must
therefore insist upon the most rigid
Legislative House-Cleaning Needed.
While the war is on and there is a
lull in business, we want all legisla
tive bodies to take an inventory of
the statute books and wipe off all
extravagant and useless laws. ' A good
house-cleaning is needed and econo
mies can be instituted here and there
that will patch the clothes of Indigent
children, rest tired mothers and lift
mortgages from despondent homes.
unnecessary workmen taken off and
useless expense? chopped down all
along the line will add to the pros
perity of the farmer and encourage
him in his mighty effort to feed and
clothe the world. '
. If any of these industries have sur
plus employes we can use them on
the farm. We have no regular
schedule of wages, but we pay good
farm hands on an average of Ji.50
per day of thirteen hours when they
board themselves; work usually runs
about nine months of the year and the
three months dead time, they can do
the chores for their board. If they
prefer to' farm on their own account,
there are more than 14,000,000,000
acres of idle land, on the earth's sur
face awaiting the magic touch of the
plow, the compensation is easily ob
tainable from- Federal Agricultural
Department statistics. Tho total
average annual sales of a farm in
the continental United States amounts
to $516.00 the cost of operation is
$340.00; leaving the farmer $176 per
annum to live on and educate his
There is no occasion for the legis
latures making a position for Burplus
employes of industry. Let them come
"back to the soil" and share" with us
the prosperity of the farm..
.When "honesty. Is merely a good
policy it 18 a joor Tirtue.
Lazy farmers are Just as useless as
dead ones and take up more room.
CHAFING DISH IDEAS
POINTERS FOR USERS OF POPU
LAR COOKING APPARATUS.
Recognized at Most Valuable Friend
of Surprised Hottest, There Art
Thlngt to Be Remembered at
to Cart and Operation.
No wonder the chafing dish la pop
ular. There's magic in it When one
has assisted at a chafing dish supper,
formality it over forever. Besides
allowing a woman to appear at her
best and exhibit cooking as a fine art,
the chafing dish will always serve as a
friend in need to the surprised host
ess. A word of caution is necessary,
however. Keep the chafing dteh clean.
Under no circumstances place it on a
fabric cover, but use marble, slate,
wood or tile. Keep it away from cur
tains and protect filmy sleeves while
working around the chafing dish. A
piece of slate roofing is convenient to
hold the lamp. Above all, when the
alcohol has burned out, do not put in
a fresh supply until the tray has thor
oughly cooled off, otherwise you may
encounter an explosion.
Keep all chafing dish articles and
utensils ready where they can be
reached without trouble. Use an agate
ware utensil. It will heat in a third
of the time required by tin or copper.
Procure a small wire toaster, that
fresh toast may be served with each
chafing dish delicacy and a second al
cohol lamp to keep one dish hot while
another is in preparation. Do not for
get the various wooden-handled spoons
and mixing forks.
The most important article on the
larder shelf is prepared beef stock.
A great number of chafing dish
recipes have as their fundamental in
gredient soup stock. This can be
made excellently and at short notice
by dissolving a dessertspoonful of con
centrated fluid in half a pint of boil
ing water, adding pepper, salt, two or
three drops of extract of celery and
a tiny teaspoonful of onion juice. Be
sides stock the chafing dish expert has
in her commissary department some
fine East Indian curry powder, caviare,
tomato catchup, anchovy paste, canned
mushrooms, salmon, chicken, sardines,
cheese and all the ordinary season
ings, Including paprika.
Bread and butter sandwiches, iced
tea, coffee or chocolate, fruit cake,
pickles and wafers form a foundation
for a lunch to which the addition of
the hot dish prepared in the chafing
dish is the finishing touch. Chafing
dish cookery is really very simple and
anyone may soon learn to stir up de
licious things with little preparation,
provided one knows something defi
nite to begin with. It would be well
to purchase a book of recipes and be
gin at the beginning.
To make chicken croquettes a never
failing and universally liked dish, take
the following for six or eight people:
Three cupfuls of chicken chopped
fine, one cupful of bread crumbs and
two eggs well beaten. Roll the
chicken and bread crumbs into small,
pear-shaped balls, dip into beaten
eggs and bread crumbs and fry in
butter in the chafing dish. ,
Oysters are always acceptable and
appetizing. The easiest way to cook
Is to pan them. Heat a tablespoonful
of butter and when it melts add the
Juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon
ful of chopped parsley and stir in the
drained oysters. Cook only until their
edges curl and lift out quickly on
strips of buttered toast. Oyster stew
is also easy to prepare in a chafing
Kansas Corn Cake.
Two cupfuls of cornmeal, one cup
ful of flour, one teaspoonful of salt,
two teaspoonfuls of baking powder,
two tablespoonfuls of lard, one-half
cupful of brown sugar, one egg. Use
milk enough to make a soft batter.
Sift together meal, flour, salt and bak
ing powder. Add lard and sugar, then
beaten egg and milk, and beat thor
oughly. Turn into greased pan and
bake in moderate oven. Delineator.
Wash two bunches of grapes, then
plunge them into boiling water for
half a minute. Remove skins and
seeds, leaving a cupful of pulp. Make a
sirup of half a cupful of sugar and a
cupful of water, add grapes and a table
spoonful of gelatin that has soaked
in cold water. Let thoroughly melt
and boil up, then turn into a mold.
Take a soup bone and one pint of
split peas, put on back of stove in cold
water and let it come slowly to a boil
Let it cook slowly all day; about two
hours before it is needed season to
taste. Onions may be added if de
sired. This makes a very nice supper
dish, is easily prepared.and needs very
To Wash Greasy Tins and Irons.
Pour a few drops of ammonia Into
every greasy' roasting pan after filling
the pan with hot water. If the pots
and pans are treated in this war 1m
mediately after using and left to stand
until it is time to wash them the work
of cleaning them will be found half
' When kettles become furred, that is
coated on the Inside with a hard de
posit from the mineral and other sub
istances in solution la water, which
are set free in boiling, they can be
.cleaned by boiling whiting la them for
one or two hours.
COLDS ARE OFTEN -MOST
The disregard of a cold has of
ten brought many a regret. The
fact of Sneezing, Coughing, or a
Fever should be warning enough
that your system needs immediate
attention. Certainly Loss of Sleep
is most serious. It is a warning
given by nature. It is man's duty
to himself to assist by doing his
part. Dr. King's New Discovery
is based on a scientific analysis
of Colds. 50c. at your druggist.
Buy a bottle today.
Chas. Hooper spent Monday in
Rev. Westwood went to Dodge
City Monday to attend a special
meeting of the Presbytery, held
to ordain George Cook of Syra
cuse. Mike Hickey and Henry Boyle,
of Olmitz, were Great Bend visi
tors Saturday. They are real
Daily Democrat boosters.
Hugh Byers, of Eureka town
ship, was a county seat visitor
Saturday. He reports things look
ing well in his vicinity.
H. H. Holmes, of west of town,
is in Kansas City this week tak
ing in the big automobile show
and attending to other business
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Seward and
daughter visited with relatives
and friends in Alden and Sterling
Sunday and Monday.
Adolph Unruh was down from
Pawnee Rock Monday evening
lor a visit with friends and to
attend the drill meeting of the
(real Heml Company of the Kau
sas National Guards.
Impure blood runs vou down-
makes you an easy victim for di
sease, l or pure blood and sound
digestion Burdock Blood Bit
ters. At all drug stores. Price,
C. H. Remmert, of north of
Pawnee Rock, telephones in from
Ins home that on account of the
condition of the roads he is not
making any more trips to town
than are absolutely necessary, but
that he does not want us to forget
to have his name put on The
Daily Democrat mailing list with
the first issue.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Ohmart,
of Augusta, Kans., arrived Tues
day evening on No. 5 for a few
days visit with their son, Chas. E.
Ohmart, and family.
big display of:;-
NEW SUITS Again this week
we received a large shipment of
the new Spring Suits. This lot
is priced at
$12.50 and $15.00
FANCY "APRONS J u s t re
ceived a lot of Fancy Lace
Trimmed White Aprons; dain
ty and neat;
ONLY 25c. EACH
FANCY SILKS New patterns
for spring and summer; checks,
stripes, etc., a variety of colors.
PRICES $1.00 YARD and up
NEW DRAPERIES Just re
ceived some of those new fancy
colored Draperies for spring.
Remember to see this assort
ment before deciding.
Special Services J
At the Methodist Church ii
Saturday, 2:30 p.
I Sunday, 2:30 p. m., for Men.
$ SUBJECT: "Chickens Come Home to Roost."
i Special Music by the'
STOP THAT COUGH-NOW
When you catch Cold, or begin
to cough, the first thing to do is
to take Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey.
It penetrates the linings of
the throat and lungs and fights
germs of the disease, giving quick
relief and natural healing. "Our
whole family depend on Pine-Tar-Honey
for coughs and colds,"
writes Mr. E. Williams, Hamil
ton, Ohio. It always helps. 25c
at your druggist. Adv.
John C. Meyers was in the city
Tuesday evening for a short visit
with friends while on his way to
his home in Ellinwood. John has
been working at Kinsley, Macks
ville and other points in that vi
cinity in the interests of the Yoe
man lodge for several weeks past
and has been getting along nicely
at the work. His broken arm
still bothers him considerable and
it will be several weeks yet before
he will be able to get back to the
Fred Wolf was in from the west
side the first of the week to attend
to business matters and for a vis
it with friends. . i
We have on display one of the largest
assortments of of Children's Dresses
ever shown in this vicinity. . . .
Crepes-India Linensetc. .
In iancy stripes, checks, plaids and fie
combinations; made up in the high
waisted, low belted and Oliver Twist '
effects. Sizes, 2 to 14 years. '12 to
16 for the growing girls. ...
$1.25 TAILORED WAISTS NOW 9S CENTS EACH
One lot of Plain White Tailored Waists; separate
collar; all sizes; regular $1.25 values; Saturday
50c NAINSOOK GOWNS NOW 39c EACH
One lot of Lace Trimmed Nainsook Gowns, a special
purchase, all sizes,. regular 50c values'. Saturday
39c EACH. ,
$2.25 ALL-WOOL SWEATERS NOW 98c EACH
One lot of Tan and Grey All-Wool Sweaters for
Ladies. Regular values $2.25. Saturday" . ,
98c EACH .
$2.50 SILK PETTICOATS NOW $1.98 EACH
One lot of Silk Petticoats, regular price $2.50; in
gray, blue, cerise, brown, black, etc., Saturday
Be Sure and ask for our
m., for Boys and l
Miss Lenora Jackson, "who has.
been linotype operator on the
Sterling Bulletin for the past four
years, has resigned her position
to accept a like situation with the
Democrat office. Miss Jackson
is an expert operator and the of
fice feels fortunate in being abl
to secure her services.
rim ani.r. rour nines souin
west of Great Bend, southeast 4
of southeast V4 of Section three.
Township 20, Range 14. Price
$.V0(), terms cash. J. II. Keenan
Globe, Arizona, P. O. Box 1432.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McNally were
here from Albion township yester
day on a shopping trip and for a
vicW n-itU frlir.,! Tl,,...
, itii nanus. 11 l v iiKiur:
the trip in their auto and Mr. Mc
Nally reports that the roads be
tween here and Hoisington are
now getting in pretty good shape.
He says the wheal1 in his vicinity
is showing up nicely and pros
pects are good for another crop
this year. Just to help things get
started off right he left his check.
for a year's subscription to 'The
Jacob Lutslhc. of liortlittest of
town, is reported quite sick. '.
Shoe Coupons 'with Every