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HARRY FREESE. OWNER.
JOHN FREESE, EDITOR & BUS. MGR.
Entered as second class matter in the jost
ofiice at Hays, Kansas.
Kstabiished in 1882 by Harry Freese
Independent of any Politics.
Published every Saturday morning.
June 6, 1908.
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Western Kansas is having its annual
influx of "Weary Willies" and the crop
seems unusually large this year. MQst
of these fellows are a worthless lot
who are living off the generosity of the
American housewife, and who never
intend or offer to reciprocate for their
meals or money. Now and then how
ever we find a "diamond in the rough,"
some poor, footsore fellow who has
been thrown out of work bv modern
inventions or by scarcity of labor, and
then, and only then, can we justify the
housewife in her over-generosity. Mine
tenths of the tramps who str'ke this
part of the country travel in side-door
puilmans and have a marked aversion
for work and water.
mere is an ordinance on the statute
books of Hays City that does not seem
to be receiving very much attention.
We refer to the herd law. which em-
powers citizens to take up stray horses
and 'rattle found runnintr loose in the
city limits and hold the same for dam
ages. There are some Deonle in this
city who are carlessly overlooking this
ordinance and who are turning their
Horses loose at night to graze where
-,v"' navs is beeomino- mnrp
city-like and many residents are taking
down their front fences and beautifyr
ing the lawns at the cost of much labor
and expense it is hardly fair that they
should not be protected against the
depredations of stray horses and cattle.
Most people do not care to complain f
their neighbors and friends and cause
any unfriendly feeling and for this rea
eun no complaints nave Deen made as
yet, but unless the horses and cows are
kept m or the city anthorities take
measures to enforce the ordinance the
stock will be taken up and held for
"Kansas Cries for Help."
Iwery few days the New York and
other eastern papers give Kansas nice
notices. Here is one by W. E. Lewis
in the "New York Telegraph."
"Kansas cries tor help." That line
which I read in a morning newspaper
sounds familiar. I heard it years ago
lhe first time Kansas fierured in the
news people were talking about how
the state had been misused by the Mis
soun "border ruffians" and how Quan
trell raided the town of Lawrence
my northern home we felt sorry for the
Kansans. Later on there was a plagu
of grasshoppers, and the rest of the
country sent seed corn, wheat and po
tatoes to bleeding Kansas, Next thing
I heard there was a drought in the
whole of the Sunflower stata west
wamego. Kam did not fall in some
places for all of eleven months. We
sent the hapless homesteaders clothing
and meal and smoked meats and pota
toes "and helped them along to another
Then the rain belt moved steadily
westward at the rate (I was told)
twenty-two miles a year. Kansas plant
ed trees and plowed the iron-like prai
ries with oxen, nine yoke to a plow
And now Kansas is a paradise a land
of good cities and grand little towns
with everything the twentieth century
has to offer, and the noblest, fattest
farms in the country. The last call
for "help" from Kansas Is made by
farmers who will pay big sums for men
to harvest their wheat. If any man in
New York who is out of work is willing
to accept about $3 a day and good farm
board and a chance to live under the
glorious blue sky of Kansas he can write
to Mr. Gerow, state employment agent
at Topeka, and get a job. If some of
the unemployed and discouraged men
f the city who are tramping around
the dusty pavements looking for some
thing to do get out to Kansas they will
never come back. They'll like Kansas
as well as I do."
Marriage lincenses have been issued
by Judge Gross to Archible L. King of
north east Saline to Myrtle Elan of Co
dell; J. F. Younger of Liebenthal to
Lena Dreher of Schoenchen.
The Clinging Vine.
O, woman, in your new spring hat,
Enchantress of the world of art,
We humbly bow before thy throne
And crown thee queen of home
Demure and fair, with rose-bud lips;
All tuck and ruffle, bow and frill,
We bid thee exercise thy right
And do with us thine own sweet will!
Through all the days of strife and toil.
Through all the struggles for a name,
For thee we strive to win the lead,
For thee we war on wealth and fame!
O, being of another world,
So filled with humors, nerves and tears,
We fain would be your strength and
Your citadel against your fears!
Ah. well we know, we men who strive,
That what we need Is just yourself
To give us hope, inspiring us
To wrest a niche from fame and pelf!
We play the part of sturdy oak,
You are the clinging, blooming vine
The sesame is LOVE! Then man
May cry: "The world is thine an
The Mystery Solved.
The residents of Hinckley were
much excited. During the night a
wheel-shaped disc had rolled down the
Main street hill, cutting great swaths
in the cement sidewalks. Then It
pirouetted through a plate-glass win
dow, knocked ever a safe and landed
upside-down on the floor of the may
Bings, the geologist, rapped on the
peculiar disc with his knife-handle and
declared it a sub-strata from some dis
tant star. Banks, the fish merchant
had an Idea that the wonderful object
was of crustaceous origin, a substance
that had ossified and hardened Into
Hanks, the undertaker, thought it
might be a rosette from the metal
casket of Ptolemy the First, worked
loose by the disintegration of time
Punderton, the liveryman, was firm in
the belief that the disc was nothing
more nor less than a petrified rubber
pad from the shoe of Pegasus. He of
fered to bet a dollar that he was right,
but as no one seemed able to decide the
bet, the offer was not covered
Hanks was just about to express his
opinion that it was a curling-stone
from the course of the Anthropophagi
when young Mr. Adams came dashing
into the bank. Grabbing the disc, he
"What do you fellows mean by
mussing up my wife's first pie that
Hugging the precious bit of culinary
art to his bosom, he sped rapidly to the
brow of the hill where he released the
pie and let it roll happily home to its
She was married just a week and made
She set it out to cool.
When lo! against the rule,
Her poodle ate the pie and had to die!
She was crying when she telephoned, was
"When he sat down to sup,
He thanked the Lord a pup
Had sampled Lovey's pie and had to die!
I have felt unuttered sermons more
eloquent than the lengthy discourse of
a Talmage. I have seen triumphs won
by silence and retorts made without
words that completely put to rout the
The other day a child brought me a
flower. I took ft from the pure min
ion of a woman and smelled its fra
grance.. The perfume carried me miles
and miles away to a scene of flowers,
shade and t&ngl e-brush ! It was a
haunt of youih. I knew right where
those flowers grew. I could go there
in season and! pluck its kind; if the
hand of civilization and the march of
progress had not sullied its bed.
Sf. f i TP (
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.
Bye and Bar 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
Call at Spratt's store for regulation
sporting goods. Our stock is best in
duality and variety. 18-tf
"Dolly Varden" Chocolates at Hark
ness . -n
Custom Made Shoes.
We are prepared to fit you perfectly
with a Erood-weariner nair of shoes.
Come and see our samples. Prices right,
16-tf Gassman's Shoe Shop.
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
wants to ero back to Ohio? 22-tf
Three 5 room cottages; Two 3 room
cottages; One 5-acre lot close to town
For terms see John C. ADKINS. 23-tf
"If it isn't an Eastman, it isn't
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
c. w. MILLER
in the old reliable St. Paul Hai
Storm Insurance Co.
How to use it.
A monthly magazine devoted to the use
Josephine Turck Baker, Editor.
Queries and Answers.
The Art of Conversation.
Shall and Will: Should and Would
How to Use them.
Pronunciation (Century Dictionary)
Correct English in the Home.
Correct English in the School.
What to Say and What not to Say.
Course in Grammar.
Course in Letter Writing and Punc
Business English for the Business
Compound Words: How to Write
Studies in English Literature.
$1.00 a Year. Send 10c for sample copy.
E. A. Rea,
Tlttorney at Law,
Office over Postoftice.
hone 84, - Hays, Kans.
C. M. HOLMQUIST,
HAYS CITY. KANSAS,
1ST NATIONAL BANK.
J. U. OATUDAL.
Physician & Surgeon.
Phone f Office 34,
Office Citizen! Bank block-
Hays Gity Laundry
FRED ILIFF, PROP.l
ALL -W0KK FIRST
...GLASS. We also do chemical clothes
cleaning. . . .'
Work called for and delivered.
Til O r
CUT FLOWERS !
We are prepared to supply
all mail and telegraph orders
for cut flowers and designs.
Can fill your orders on
very short 1 notice and make
EDWARD TATRO !
401 E. IRON AVE. - SALINA. KAN.
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Water of Quality at
One of the best investments about
this time of the year is a generous ad
vertisement in the Free Press.
ii 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. E. Waterman Fountain Pen conceeded by all to
best fountain pen on the market.
McKinley s Sheet Music, Only 10c
Largest line of Post Cards in town.
Other articles too numerous to mention.
Before buying see our goods and compare our prices
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Pictures. Pir.Hirf FramM. Etc vB
Good Wall Paper at 5c a Roll,
WINDOW SHADES. M prices.
BABY CARRIAGES to suit.
Large assortment Carpet samples
WE INVITE YOU TO
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.
We can supply you with
at reasonable prices and we will gladly figure your needs with
out extra charge. U Also can supply
LIME, CEMENT, and Building Materials
which you will need in building your home or making improve
ments. Come in and see us.
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 something in
his experiences. If you can see but one
By all means let that one place be
Yosemite. No description can inter
pret its sublimity. Whatever you
miss in life do not leave out
Be sure your tickets read via the
The COMFORTABLE and DIRECT Route
For leaflets inquire ot
A. W. NOBLEV Agt.
-fi 2S as?
Matting, Wall Paper,
INSPECT OUR GOODS.
-A number of different kinds arid grades
at varying prices.