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LITTLE WILLIE'S HAIR CUT
1 If rwtife III
ml hare Is gittlng oful long
and skragly on the edge.
ma sez to Pa: "do cut It off
It look like Wilson's hedge!"
pa sez: "O let it grow awhile;
I'm going down 2 town!"
but ma she sez, "uh, uh, she won't!"
and gits the Sheapshears down!
then Pa he lafs a lltel bit
and sez Jtne: "Now, Kid,
clime up hear In thee Barber's chare
and let me cut that Lid!"
1 hustel over 2 thee plase
whre he has set a box
and i don't "Ouch!" a tall, er winche,
while he cuts off mi locks!
he puts a Butter Krock Around
Uiee top part of ml hare
and v.-ips r f.nct or twict
a-Standing (7 tai chair.
Dolly Varden Chocolates at Hark
ness . .10, .35 and .65. 28-tf
Bill Snyder of this city visited in
Victoria on Monday of thi3 week.
H. A. Cowan made a business trip to
Denver the fore part of this week.
A baby boy arrived last Monday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L.
Jacob Schoenfeldt proved up last Sat
urday on his homestead in Freedom
Nine hortses and twenty-five cattle
will be sold at Ed. Wood's auction next
Tuesday. 31-1 1
Alfred I lavemann is around this week
taking the school census of school dis
trict No. 1, Hays.
Miss Mamie Orndoff of Lindsborg
Kansas is here on a visit to her sister
Mrs. A. N. Smith.
The building of the Yost new eleva
tor is giving employment to about every
man who can drive nails.
Mrs. George Hubbard (nee Grace
Hubbard) of Kansas City was here on
a visit to her parents the first of the
The low water bridges on the Saline
are reported to have come out all right
in the late flood. The high water run
over them without damage.
Clarence Loreditsch, who has just
completed his second year in electrical
engineering at Kansas University, re
turned home Saturday night.
Mark Hadley of the Saline valley was
in town Saturday and was canght by
tne heavy storms of Saturday and Sun
day so had to remain until Monday.
Ellis County farmers cannot be in
very hard circumstances when two or
three wagon loads of lumder to build
new granaries, houses, sheds, etc. go
cut every day. k
W. A. Smith has bought the three
50 foot lots on Wilson Ave. adjoining
the Feitz cottage and opposite Judge
Reeders and will soon build three cot
tages there to rent.
The national meeting of the General
Federation of Woman's Clubs meets
this year in Boston, beginning June 30
and lasting ten days. Mrs. G. P. Grif
fith will attend from here.
Judd Wood brings to their office a
sample bunch of small sunflower plants
which were killed in forty-eight hours
by iron-sulphate the compound which
is being used to exterminate, the bind
weed near Catharine. Anyone doubt
ing the poisionous quantities of the
iron-sulphate should call at this office
and see sunflower.
next thing he sites along thee rim
and starts rite in 2 slash,
a-talking all thee 'Time about
thee latest Wall street SmasK
and when he gits it awl cut oft
he asts me, oful grave:
"How would a Shampoo do 2day?
Or would yew like a SHAVE?"
1 say, "uh uh!" and then he sez:
"now hike and duck yewr hed
and when yew git it awl dried dry
yew hiper off 2 Bed!"
"What! Don't i git no tip a tall?"
sez Pa, In grate surprise.
"I certainly expected won
of regulation size!"
next day thee gurls at school they sm:i
and giggle sum and stare!
thee kids they hoMcr oful loud:
"Whose Calf cha.ved o;. your li.:r?"
Attend Early's public saie at their
farm, Monday, June, 22. 31-2tx
Alex Meier was up from Gorham on
business the first part of the week.
I. M. Yost left Thursday night for
Denver from whence he will go to
This week agent Harry Freese secu
res a homestead in Wallace County for
Buckeye township people report a
deluge of rain in the storm of Sunday
evening but no hail.
Henrietta Oshant returned from Law
rence Saturday evening. She ha com
pleted her second year in Kansas Uni
versity. Mrs. Henry Meyers, who left last
week for Kansas City, has undergone
a successful operation for gall stones
and is recovering rapidly
Chat Picken failed to pass the civil
tervic examination to teach in the
Philippines lately given at Abilene and
he is now sojourning in California.
Next Wednesday is the Magrane
Haffamier wedding in Chicago. Fred
Haffamier and Harvey Penney have
left for there. Mr. Penney will attend
the big convention.
An explosion of an oil stove at John
Stutzman's home in Buckeye township
last Saturday morning burned down his
kitchen, the rest of the house was sav
ed by the help of the neighbors.
L. H. Boyd and daughter Celia will
go to the Chicago convention to-day.
joining the train at Russell. After the
convention they will visit his old home
in New York state for a month.
The heavy black clouds of Sunday eve
ning rolling north brought most of our
citizens to the streets to watch that it
did not develop into a cyclone and
breathed easier when the cloud3 had
rolled away. x
A terrible flood visitedFrankfort,
Kansas last week running in the main
business part of the town four feet deep
This is the place where Alois Bissing
and family moved to from here to get
out of the flood.
Miss Neva Bell is the first one of the
Normal School commercial graduates
to secure a good position. Shje is now
stenographer and private secretary for
the I. M. Yost Milling Co. and is "mak
ing good" with her work.
Miss Lillian Picken arrived home the
latter part of last week from Emporia,
where she has been attending the State
Normal. She was accompanied home
by her father who was in Emporia to
attend a meeting of the board of re
1 Celebrities I
g By NELLIE CSAVEY GILLMORE
(Copyright, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
"Some night I shall ask Terrell
Blakeman around to dinner, with your
self, Kit, so you can have that lons
coveted pleasure of meeting him."
i-.aid Mrs. , Martin Bradbury to Kitty
Glover. And the delicious prospect oi
actually talking to this famous leade
in the "magnetic circle" had filled
Kitty with exhilaration, for Miss Glov
3r was not without her own aspira
dons, and this coming to know sc
conspicuous a literary light as Terrel
Blakeman seemed decidedly propi
tious. And so, one morning, when the post
man placed a long cream envelope in
ber fingers bearing the welcomely
familiar inscription cf her name in Mr
Prndbrry's qunirt, nr!clery hand, Kitty
-vas in a word triumphant. The con
tents ran: v,
"Dearest Kit: On Wednesday even
ing I want you to come and take
dinn?r v.it'a me, qu'te informally. T
have asko.l only en? other, ade'irrhtfa"
fellow I have long wanted you to meet
I predict th? tq will find eaV
other eminently eo-enial; so don"'
f ail tne. Cord nl'y yours. Leonic
. It was he; and Kitty's heart leape'l
with excitement. The days that inter
vened were spent in a whirl of speculation.
Young Hilscn was scrawling hicro
7'yphics on his blotting-pad after a
hard day's grind when the office boy
came in and placed a batch of mail at
his elbow, lie opened the letters me
chanically, one by one, till he came to
the last. It. too, was incased in a long
cream envelope, and the handwriting
was faint and spidery. He always en
joyed Mrs. Bradbury's little affaiis
ind it was with considerable pleasur?
that he immediately accepted her invi
at ion for Wednesday evening.
But it was not until an hour after
wr.rfs just after the letter had
slipped beyond recall into the aree
mail box on the corner that he reco"
lected with a start that his daar frien-"
and benefactor, Lecnie Bi a Jbury, "had
been threatening for a long time to in
troduce him to the noted flctionist,
Felicia Belknap. He had noticed in
the paper last week that Miss Belknar
had just returned from Europe, and
was being .warmly greeted and enter
tained by her host of friends! His
heart dropped. This, then, was thi
meaning of Mrs. Bradbury's words. He
reopened her letter and read:
"Dear Bobbie: Come to dinner, with
me on Wednesdaj' evening .next. I
have a treat in store for you. But
wait until you seo her. Sincerely,
The introduction to the young worn--m
came about somerhat informally.
Kitty had Fpent the entire afternoon
and vas swinging lazily ia a hammoc"
in a corner or Mr. Bradbury's clemati T
porch, submerged in smiling anticipa
tion. Robert Hilson had arrived . a fuV
hour before he was expected, hi -hostess
having negligently omitted .
mention any special hour. With th
familiarity born of old friendship, h
sir f v
He Listened to Her Every Word with
sauntered out on the porch for the pur
pose of steadying his nerves with an
extra cigar. What Kitty saw (before
be caught sight, of her) was a hand
some, blonde young fellow with gray,
intelligent eyes and a quantity cf
straight brown hair, parted concisely
on. the left side and brushed back s)
as to afford an advantageous view of a
low and extremely thoughtful fore
head, Kitty was first to regain her poise.
With a charming naivete that was in
separable from her she held out a
slim, cool hand and smiled.
"We scarcely need an introduction,"
ghe said demurely, "I've heard so much
"Rather I've heard so much of you,"
he Interposed, pressing her fingers
warmly aa he tossed his cigar upon
the lawn below.
For some time they chatted uninter
ruptedly. But, characteristic of fa
mous folk, neither approached the sub
ject of the other's success. Young Hil
son was surprised that a woman lika
her should put herself out to be so
bright and entertaining to a stupid
creature like himself. And Kitty!
She was gloriously rewarded for her
pains. He listened to her every word
with keen, almost eager attention. He
laughed at her witticisms; he looked
serious when she talked "sense," and
he did not hesitate to disagree whole-
m. V $ sho
eomely with her when she tested him
(as he thoagtvt) with numerous fall.i
The acquaintance developed rapidly
from friendship to intimacy, from in
timacy to the inevitable. In a montb
the jig was up with young Hilson
Fool-like, he told himself, he had gon
to work and toppled head-first in love
with a girl whom he could never hope
to make his wife. ' He was only an ob
scure lawyer, struggling for a foothold,
while she was already a woman fa
mous in more than one continent!
There had been times when he almost
belieVed she half responded to his
feelings; but at others, realizing her
folly, had swiftly drawn back, aloof
and cold as the north star.
One day he paid a desperate visit to
his friend, Mrs. Martin Bradbury. He
looked white and haggard when she
entered the parlor and she could not
repress a little cry of astonishment.
"Heavens, Bobbie! Whatever has
come over you?"
"Since I came here for the express
purpose of taking you into my confi
dence," he said vehemently, "I'll tell
you. First, why did you ever intro:
duce her to me?" He had dropped into
the chair she indicated and was
staring gloomily at the wall.
"Certainly. If I'd never known her,
of course I shouldn't have loved her.
Now I've got to get out before I make
a fool of myself."
"Why don't you marry her?" sug
gested Mrs. Bradbury calmly, whose
match-making eye had been wide open
for the past four weeks.
"Marry her! Good Lord, you don't
suppose a woman like that would
would look at me, do you?"
Mrs. Bradbury was not so sure but
that she had seen her look at him.
"My dear boy," she was about to be
gin, when a fresh, girlish voice inter
polated from the hallway: "Where are
you, Mrs. Bradbury? Shall I come
right in?" s
Bobbie Hilson cast an appealing
glance into the other woman's face.
"I can't meet her now; get me some
where, quick!" he seemed to say.
Mrs. Bradbury pushed him summar
ily into a closet piled up with books
and magazines, and he sank down
breathlessly on a box in the dark.
Kitty laid her parasol on one chair
and threw herself dejectedly into an
other. "I've come to tell you good-by,
Mrs. Bradbury," she said, "I'm leaving
for Seattle to-night."
Mrs. Bradbury permitted her care
fully penciled brows to express only
casual surprise. .
"Why so suddenly?" she asked.
"Well, you see, Mrs. Bradbury, I
don't mind telling you, because I know
you can respect a confidence. But the
fact is I was never cut out for a
scribbler, and I've realised it in time.
I am just an everyday simpleton who
has been ridiculous enough to so and
lose her senses "
"And so you are going to be mar
ried?" the other queried sagely.
"No ; I . am not. The man he really
cares for me, I believe has been hor
ribly deceived. For some fateful rea
son he has gotten the idea that I am
a celebrated personage like himself
masquerading under a nom de plume.
Of course if he knew, that I was only
a poor little would-be he'd never even
slance my way. That's the hard part
"Who are you talking about, Kitty?"
"Who? Who should I be talking
about Robbie Hilson? In letters, Ter
At this juncture young Hilson per
mitted, his restraint to snap asunder,
and the closet door creaked ominous
ly. "I could not find the magazine,"
he apologized quickly, mopping his
wet face with a handkerchief in either
Kitty had risen with a little startled
cry and was hiding her blood-scorched
cheeks with her hands. Mrs. Brad
bury had vanished into thin air. Bob.
bie Hilson looked at the girl suddenly
with the look that no woman ever mis
understands, and few ever resist.
In a moment, he came quite up to
her and stood looking down upon her
with glowing eyes; then he stooped
abruptly and took her hands in his.
"I never was anybody in my life,"
he sakl, "but just a poor, plodding
lawyer. But I'll make up in devotion
what I lack in genius, if you will only
"I thought all along that you were
Terrell Blakeman," she replied, trem
ulously. "And I I thought you were Feli
cia Belknap," he answered.
"Good gracious, Bobbie Hilson! Fe
licia Belknap is a' hideous old maid!"
"Thank Heaven for that!" cried
Bobbie. And he took her In his arms.
Came to Collect Fortune.
"I jess drifted in from Arkansas,"
an elderly colored man said to Police
man Nussbaum at the Union station
recently. "I came to see Fred Doug
lass, ruler of the White House, and
The visitor gave his name as Paul
Bolden, His mission here, he said,
is to collect, an immense fortune that
is coming to him, and he assured the
policeman that he would give him
one-half the money when he re
'Til send for a carriage and have
you driven to the White House," the
policeman told the colored man.
A few minutes later the Sixth pre
cinct patrol wagon appeared at the
station and Bolden was irofuse in his
thanks for the consideration shown
"I am going to collect the money by
height and depth," the elderly man de
clared. Washington Star.
Advance of Canadian Factories.
Capital invested in . Canadian fac
tories is $834,000,000, a gain of 86 per
cent, in five years. Factory workers
Increased 13 per cent, and wages paid
AT I SF
It has always been our endeavor and always will
be our endeavor to so conduct our store in every part
of it, that each and every customer who comes here to
trade will experience nothing but the utmost satisfac
tion. Satisfaction in the way our service is conducted.
Satisfaction in the courtesy extended.
Satisfaction in the quality and style of goods.
If there is one thing above another that we exert
ourselves over it is to secure from the manufacturers
only such goods as we know will give our customers
It is on such lines, as these on the one motto of
absolute satisfaction in every deal that we solicit business.
Women are q;3er. Hero my ulster
and I have just got nicely settled in
a flat, and row she wants to give it
up. I took the fiat to please my sis
ter, as she c:-:pects to get married
next year, so she wanted to nib up
her knowl-'d-?e of hoiiseefvins-
Only tlio YA.in wl-j has b-aol J lor
ten ye&rs can ai pi-ecia j wi.a: Lav
ing his own home means. And r.ow,
just as I have begun to enjoy sitting
under my own vine and fi? tres and
have ordered flower boxes lor the
front windows, I hava get to et out
the same as I got in, just to please my
sister. And it is all because a little
thing happene'd a week a'tor- w set
settled -in our apartment, as my sister
did call it. Now sho calls it an ugly
The man n:y rister is craccd to is
very absent-minded and. so near-s-'ght-ed
he cannot see anything unless he
;:uts his ncso rjht on it. The first
time he came to cur a;;aitment it
'.vas a week alter we set s-;ttl3d he
rang the right bell and -started up
stairs without stopping to look and
ee what iicor we lived oa. Instead
of going b.ick to find oat, he started
in to nose around each door he came
to, lcclrins for our
An old Tabby came out cf one of
the flats and seeing him stooping over
the opposite door she thought he was
a sneak thief trying to pick a lock. In
stead of speaking to him and asking
him what he wanted she began to fol
low him up the stairs, watching to see
what he would do.
Our flat was the right-hand top one.
When Tabby looked through the ban
isters of the top flight of stairs and
saw him disappear in our fiat she be
came greatly alarmed and ran down
stairs and sent the janitor for a po
liceman, while she stood guard in the
When the policeman came, he, the
janitor and Tabby came up to our flat
and rang the bell. My sister's fiance,
Cecil, was out on the fire escape un
packing a box of china, so the excel
sior would blow over in the next yard,
and he did not hear the bell ring. I
don't know where my sister was, but
she did not hear the bell either. As
for me, I was not home. I had gone
out on an errand.
The policeman knocked on the door
with his club, and as he got no answer
he made the janitor get a bunch of
keys and try them until he found one
that fitted, and then they all three
walked in. My sister heard stealthy
footsteps and whispering voices in the
hall, so she screamed and locked her
self up In her bedroom. Cecil heard
nothing and, absentmindedly, kept on
dropping the excelsior over the fire es
cace and.watchinffit flrpt qwov while
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and see what you will need to do the Spring work. Don't
deceive yourself by thinking you can do another year's
work with an implement that has "served its time." You
will find it cheaper in the long run to buy a new
Wagon, Mower or Harrow,
than to try to get along with patched-up implements:
Full line of Repairs
(Successors to John
ACT I ON
he waited for "my s'iSt?i' W ..nfo ba.x
and tell him what to do noxt. So you
can imagine his surprise when the
cop grabbed him by the coat collar
and yanked him in on the kitchen
floor and stood over him, club in hand.
"Is this the feller?" said the cop to
"Yes, it is," said Tabby.
"Come on," said the cop, and hauled
Cecil upon his feet and began to hustle
him out of the flat. .
Cecil thought it was time for him to
begin to scream, and he yelled, "Liz
zie, come out and save me!" Lizzie is
my sister's name.
The policeman asked Lizzie through
her locked door if she knew the man?
She swore she didn't, and said he
must be a burglar and please to take
Just then I got back. 1 had hard
work forcing my way up the stairs
and through the crowd into our hall.
"What's the matter?" I asked the
"This lady," he said, pointing to
Tabby, "says this man is a sneak
"Oh, rot!" I exclaimed. "Why, 1
have known him since he wore long
dresses." Then I made Lizzie come
out and when she saw that It was
Cecil who had been arrested she feH
his arms, and don't know what
she did say, but everybody beg&a to
laugh, and I fired everybody out frut
the cop, the janitor and Tabby.
I gave Tabby a piece of my mind
and put her out in tears. Next I gave
the cop a five spot and told him not to
tell anybody. I told the janitor ho wm
a fool and he went off mad because I
gave him nothing.
In the meantime Cecil and Lizzie
had disappeared. I did not look fer
them, hut stuck my head out the p&r
lor window to cool off and think what
the consequences would be. And that
In the reason my sister wants to dve
ap the flat. Foolish. Isn't it?
Fred Solomon, Jr. of Munjor was in
town Thursday to assist in moving
some of their household goods to the
farm. He says the roads between
Hays and Munjor are in very bad
shape and if the township trustee does
not do something soon damage suits
Mrs. Wilhelmina Gehrer and Master
Kohl returned Thursdav noon from
Hoisineton where thpv attended the
wedding of Wilhelmina's friend Miss
neuen to Mr. Koy uorneiius, publish
er of the Hoisington Dispatch. They
were stalled for twentv-four hours he-
tween LaCrosse and Hoisington by the
flooded tracks and two train loads of
people were practically dependent upon
the hosnitalitv of the farmer wive
for- their meals on Sunday.
Children's Day program at the Pres
byterian church Sunday morninsr at 11
o'clock. Come with your children if
you have any and if not come anyway.
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Schlyer & Sons)