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HARRY FREESE. OWNER.
JOHN FREESE. EDITOR & BUS. MGR.
Entered as second-class matter in the post
office at I lays, Kansas.
Established in 1882 by Harry Freese
Independent of any Politics.
Published every Saturday morning.
June 13, 1908.
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He riseth up early in the morning
and disturbeth the whole household.
Mighty are his preparations.
He goeth forth full of hope.
When the day is far spent he return
ed smelling of strong drink, and the
truth is not in him. K. C. Star.
We had one day this year that was
"rarer" than Tennyson's "day in
June" the 29th of February.
Since the sale of Mrs. Guiness' per
sonal property her name is seldom seen
in the public prints. Fame is fleeting
Belleville and Republic county had a
very exciting time last week, judging
from the Freeman. A bank robbery
eight June weddings, a suicide and a
death were a few of the events to break
It used to be a by-word with all
easterners that "it never rains in Kan
sas." After the deluge and conse
quent floods of this year and last we
wonder if this shouldn t be "it ever
rains in Kansas."
Rainfall Breaks the Record.
The State Experiment Station locat
ed at this city is keeping an accurate
record of many things which are of
great interest and importance to the
people of Ellis county. Among the
statistics is the exact amount of rain
fall each month. G. K. Helder, secre
tary, gives the amount of rainfall in
the past two weeks as 5.15 inches,
which breaks all previous records since
the Station has been established. Of
this amount over three inches fell last
Saturday and Sunday.
Essex Club Building About. Ready.
The Kreuger building which was pur
chased a few months agD by the Essex
Club, a club of about thirty-five young
men of Hays, has undergone a trans
formation on the interior. When com
pleted it will be one of handsomest
club houses in the state. The first
floor, which has been beautifully fitted
up for a ball room, has indeed under
gone a metamorphosis. An interior
stairway on the south side of the first
floor leads to the second floor; in the
south west corner of the room is a lit
tie platform for the orchestra; four
large electric fans with chandeliers are
on this floor; the room is very beauti
fully papered in a Holland style and
has a smooth floor of hard maple. The
first floor also contains the ladies' cloak
and toilet room. The second floor has
been partitioned off into three large
rooms and a smaller room, which lat
ter is now being fitted for a toilet and
bath room for the free use of the mem
bers. To the front of the second floor
are the library and parlor which are
joined by a large double door. On the
north-west side just back of the parlor
is the spacious billiard room. The third
story, which will not be fitted up just
at present, will constitute the banquet
hall and kitchen. All the rooms are
fitted with electric lights and will also
be supplied with fans.
It is the aim of the club to remodel
the front of the building and put in
large plate glass windows, but this will
not be done until later.
The Essex Club has announced a
public reception to the people of Hays
on the evening of July 4 and the oc
eassion will undoubtedly be the biggest
social event Hays has had for years.
The formal opening of the building
will be celebrated by the club members
and their ladies July 3. The noted
.Springer's Orchestra of Salina has been
engaged for the twer days.
After running the Beloit Gazette for
twenty-five years, S. H. and G. H.
Dodge have sold it to F. W. Swan of
Emporia, who is now in charge. S. H.
Dodge is one of the best known news
paper men in the state and for many
years was one of the regents of the
State Normal schools.
'Whose Little Girl?
Oh, whose little girl can this be, I
Will nobody tell me before I blunder?
Her hair Is tied with a fluffy bow,
And mother has fixed up her curls "just
All dressed in her best with her "new
Oh, whose little girl can she be, I wonder?
Has anyone lost such a bit of sweetness?
A wee honey-bun oh, all curls and neat
Her eyes are the brown of the maple's
Deep down in the depths of an Autumn
I'm sure If she's lost there are hearts
Oh, whose little girl can she b, I won
Her lips are the souls of two pure, red
When dew on the tips of their bloom re
The ring to her laughter is Clio's art
And comes from a gay little sugar heart;
Her mouth it was made by the angel's
Just right well, to give you a kiss that
Oh, whose little girl can she be, I won
With eyes all a-dance, and the dimples
What's that? Oh, you say you are
And mamma's, too, "tause your hair In
Well, well! I can scarcely believe your
I thought you a bud from the fields of
I thought, with your tangle of curls and
With light in your eyes like the sun-
I thought you a bloom from the meadowed
A bit of the heaven from way up high!
And mamma and papa what blest com
To own such a rare little bunch ol
Chicken Feed Philosophy.
The good deeds we do are the jewels
in the diadem of today.
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Our ambitions, like the stars, are
ever too high to be entirely reached.
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How few sunrises the majority of us
see and yet a sunrise is one of the
prettiest of Nature's pictures.
& -to it
Many a woman turns on the light
during an electrical storm, hoping to
see the lightning's bolt in time to
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One star does not light the heavens,
but a myriad of stars illuminate the
dome into a canopy of beauty. One
man alone is weak, but mankind,
strong in unison, are the light of the
When a woman sighs and looks,
If she pleases you, beware
This Is leap year and she may
Pop the. question so, take care!
Line for Line.
Dark skies, dark thoughts.
The modern trusts are the slave
drivers of today.
The slanderer and the dog-poisoner
lie down together.
I like a man who sleeps well. He is
sure to be good-natured.
No man should pay more than an
honest profit for what he eats and
wears. More than this is usury.
Flashes of Thought.
Silence betrays no maa.
No one can sinund escape payment.
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The man who similes has half the
Everybody loves the man who sings
at his work.
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It is easy to be brave when one
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Sorrow shows us more truths than
all the books.
It is noble to be silent when you are
angry enough to quarrel.
Sound is the bow that plays upon
the strings of our hearts.
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size of the house has nothing
to do with the amount of love in it.
The stars are ever a continual source
of Interest to one who studies their
FOR STATE SENATOR.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for state senator in the 39th sena
torial district of Kansas, subject to the
will of the republican voters of the
district. Wm. Wells, Hill City, Kans.
I am a candidate for the Republican
nomination for congressman of the
Sixth District. In this notice it is not
practicable to state the measures I
believe in, but hope to be able to state
them publicly in all parts of the dis
trict between this and August 4th, next.
Stockton, Kansas. W. B. HAM.
REGISTER OF DEEDS.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for the republican nomination of
Register of Deeds at the Primary elec
tion to. be held August 4th, and wil
appreciate and endeavor to merit all
support given me by the voters of the
County. JOHN TROTH.
Wanted At Once: Good boy about
14 or 15 yrs. old to learn printers' trade
Apply at Free Press Office.
Ladies' Brown jacket and veil be
tween the Experiment Station and Mun
jor. Finder please leave at Free Press
Bye and Ear Surgeon.
Dr. M. Jay Brown, the eye and ear
specialist from Salina, will be at the
Brunswick Hotel Monday June 15.
Have your printing done at the Free
"Dolly Varden" Chocolates at Hark
Old papers tor sale at this office 5c
I can insure you against fire, hail
tornado and wind storm. Also write
automobile insurance. 26-4t
Ice Cream, pure and delicious, Sodas
and Sundaes at Harkness' 28-tf
Tin Ohio Farm.
Harry Freese has a good farm in
northeast Ohio, near Lake Erie, to
trade for a farm in Ellis county. Who
want? to go back to Ohio? 22-tf
For Sale. .
Three 5 room cottages; Two 3 room
cottages; One 5-acre lot close to town
For terms see John C. Adktns. 23-tf
"If it isn't an Eastman, it isn't a
kodak." Harkness has kodaks and
Now is the time of year to have your
Spring and Summer Clothes Cleaned
and Pressed. The Hays Laundry has
done this work for years at reasonable
price. Phone 62 and we will call and
Insure your wheat with
in the old reliable St. Paul Hail
Storm Insurance Co.
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E. A. Rea,
Tittorney at Law,
Office over Postoffice.
Phone 84. - Hays, Kans.
C. M. HOLMQUIST,
HATS CITY. KANSAS,
1ST NATIONAL BANK.
J. U. CATUDAL.
Physician h Surgeon.
Phone Office 34,
( Residence 46
Office Citizen! Bank block-
i Hays City Laundry
FRED I LI FF, PROP."
t' ALL WORK FIRST-
We also do chemical clothes
cleaning. . . g
Work called for and delivered.
Phone 62. ?
We are prepared to supply
all mail and telegraph orders
for cut flowers and designs.
Can fill your orders on
very short notice and make
EDWARD TATRO 1
401E. IR0N AVE. - SALINA. KAN.
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Soda Water of Quality at Hark
One of the best investments about
this time of the year is a generous ad
vertisement in the Free Press.
IE Ice-Cold Tea
"Lee" Orange Blossom
It's the first
pick of young
tea leaves in
the spring and
known in the
It's put up in i-lb. and i-lb.
sealed cartons and does not lose
its delightful and exhilarating
Ask for this brand either in
black or green tea and use it if
you want real Tea Luxury.
Half-pound Package 25 cents
Quarter-pound " 15 cents
IT IS ONE OF THE
SOLD BY ALL GROCERS.
(Save the Coupons)
If you don't see what, please ask as we likely have it.
Everything in Sporting Goods, Fishing. Tackle, etc
The best line of Hammocks in the City. .
The L. EL Waterman Fountain Pen conceeded by all to
best fountain pen on the market.
McKinley's Sheet Music, Only 1 0c.
largest line of Post Cards in town.
Other articles too numerous to mention.
Before buying see our goods and compare our prices
J. H. S PRATT
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f, Furniture f Updertaicipg 7
Carpets, Curtains, Matting, Wall Paper,
Pictures, Picture Frames, : Etc.
Good Wall Paper at 5c a Roll.
WINDOW SHADES. A4I prices.
BABY CARRIAGES to suit.
Large assortment Carpet samples
WE IHVITE YOU TO
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This Spring ?
That it is cheaper in the long run to Build than it is to
Rent is a conceded fact. One year's rentals amount to twice
as much as the interest on a building investment. Money saved
is money earned don't rent, when' you can save money by
building a home of you own. f,
We can supply you with
at reasonable prices and we will gladly figure your needs with
out extra charge. TI Also can supply
which you will need in building your home or making improve
ments. Come in and see us.
DO n T A number of different kinds and grades
WJ 1 La at varying prices.
C. Schwaller & Son
This wonderful place will never cease to attract visitors.
If one has seen all the rest of the world and has left
this one Valley out, he still lacks soiruething in
his experiences. If you can see fciut one
By all means let tRat one 'place be
Yosemite. No description rjan. inter
pret its sublimity.' Whatever you
miss in life do not leave out
Be sure your tickets read via the
Union IPacnf Ic
The COMFORTABLE and DIRECT Route
For leaflets inquire of
A. W. NOBLE, Agt
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