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w.! wuz attending thee; auction, by gee!
yew on.ht to heer Iiilly Gange on thee
mnyH yw'think that he aint purty neat!
iir. t lie iiil s 15y in a rig and he yells,
Au. lion: Ho! Auction!" and tells where..
awl of thee fellers in front of thee stores
follow alonjj 2 thee Park, out of doors.
then iiilly Ciange he gist cracks a good
wliile In- is nudging thee Marshall a poke!
next tiling he pounds with a stick on a
".Now we are redy," sez he. "2 Bgin!
"kind friends," sez he, "we are selling
chevjK-r llian sUeling and taking away!
here is a boiler as good as is maid,
it is most new and a very good grade!
what uni 1 olTered 2 start it along?
Yes, they's a hole but it's soldered up
"What? Not a nickel? And paid all at
Then he looks hard at the crowd and he
"Five cent3 is bid for thee boiler What'
Ten Is a going You man with, tae hatt
To the Republican Voters of the 39th
Senatorial District of Kansas:
Having formally announced myself
as a candidate for the senatorial nomi
nation in the 39th Kansas district
through the newspapers of the district
it would seem proper to briefly set
forth some of the reasons why I covet
Before the days of the election pri
mary it was not always necessary for
a candidate to take the people into his
confidence and tell them just what he
would do in case of his election. I re
gard it as a hopeful indication when
the candidate must take his case to the
people for a consideration.
The great mass of voters can expect
nothing to come to them out of politics
save what general benefits may come
to them from right legislative action
and for that reason the course to be
pursued by the candidate, should he be
elected, is of vital importance to the
candid, thoughtful voter.
As to where I shall stand in the
event of my nomination I take pride in
referring the voter to my record in the
lasthouse of representatives. The re
cord there will show that I supported
every measure that meant a square
deal for the hard working voters who
were at home attending to their daily
duties. The people who were enjoying
special privileges in the state were in
attendance at the legislature battling
to maintain their advantage over their
absent brother and it is a sad commen
tary that too often the legisture yields
to their importunities. If the candidate
has pledged himself to his constituents
in his campaign there is far less dan
ger of his yielding to improper influen
ces. I am not running in the interest of
any candidate for United States senator
nor for any candidate for govenor and
-if nominated will cheerfully abide by
the instructions given to the voters of
the district. x
I believe the 2-cent passenger fare
established by the board of railroad
commissioners should be sustained by
legislature action if required.
I believe the anti-pass law put an
end to more legislative corruption than
any other one measure, save possibly
the primary election law, and should
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Fifteen is offered! Who makes it five
Cost you a dollar right now 2 the stoar"
then Hlrsim smart and Bill Jones tales
tney are a biddin& 2 beet the hole band!
Billy gumps round awful spry and he
"What! Ar yew going to lose this here
purty soon HI stops a bidding and then
Bill gits thee boiler fer one dollar ten!
that la thee way wlth the hole o the
Bni knows thee way to sell things with
pa sez he guesses that Bill could sell sky
if he could ketch the blamed stuff going
won time when i wuz a standing around
he grabbed me up offul quick from thee
"what am i offered," sez he, "for thi
He is a trifle patched up but not bad!"
then they awl laffed and a man bid a
i know his name it wuz Mr. Gil Kent!
"guess i will speek to his mother Hey,
she will outbid you, i reckon." sez WiL
not be repealed.
I believe the freight rate reductions
made for grain and grain products
should be gradually extended to other
articles as time and wisdom should dic
tate. Owing to our distance from
market the freight rates are of vital
importance to our property valuations.
I believe the fight being made by
President Roosevelt to lessen the in
fluences of corporations in the manage
ment of our government and in the
making of its laws deserves our un
qualified support and his good example
should be followed in our state affairs.
If nominated arid elected I pledge
myself to a careful consideration of
all questions effecting the personal or
property rights of the people and shall
deal openly and fairly with all interests
With this brief statement I will rest
the matter for the present, hoping to
meet many of the voters personally be
fore the 4th of August. 30-ltx
Hill City, Kansas WM. WELLS.
Can Vote at Primaries.
Topeka, May 29. A man who is not
21 years old August 4, but who will be
of legal age before the election in No
vember, can vote at the primaries, ac
cording to a decision of Fred S. Jack
son, attorney general. There have been
many inquiries about this problem re
cently. The attorney general holds also
that a person must be a resident of the
state the full six months previous to the
primary before he can vote, and that
no person who will have been a resident
six months by the time of the general
election can vote at the primary.
Inches, Not Feet.
The mistake of a word makes a great
difference. A telephone message from
Ellis at midnight Monday said the creek
had raised 18 feet, and for the people
to watch out. The marshal went the
round of the south part of town, warn
ing the residents and many of them
got ready to move out. Instead it
should have been eighteen inches. No
damage was done. For thirty years
no rain or cloud-burst has flooded our
city only when the west dams burst,
which is liable to occur anywhere where
large bodies of water are banked up.
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Certain Signs That Pelade Him
When T.Ir. Poucher reached home
tat night he hung up his hat and
ccat on the hall rack, sighed, took a
shrewd look at the uarlcr carpet and,
dragging himself into the sitting
room, sank into his easy chair with
a shock that shook the house.
"What's the matter, John?" cried
Mrs. Poucher, running in. ''You
aren't sick, are you?"
He turned to her a patient look of
suffering and tried to smile.
"Tired!" he gasped, at last. "Tired!
O'.i, let me alone; let me alone!' He
tried to pull his hand away, but he
seemed to have no more strength
than a baby, and v.-hen he found that
ho couldn't release his hand lie
turned his face to the wall like a poor
stricken creature that wislics to suf
fer in secret.
"You work too hard!" cried Mrs.
Poucher "You'll kill yomself! Ah,
John, you shouldn't work so hard!
You should let the others at the ofnee
do some of it! You mustn't do your
own work and theirs, too!"
"They impose upon you, John!" con
tinued Mrs. Poucher, still lamenting.
You're too good-natured! Let tharn
work! Let them see how they like it!
All those men, and you doing all the
work! It isn't fair! Poov John!" she
murmured. "Poor old John!"
And the back of his head tcok upon
itself a certain satisfied appearance,
and as his breathing grew less labored
Mrs. Poucher ran to put his slippers
on the stove to warm, and when she
ran back John's face was no longer
turned to the wall, but he was staring
straight before him with the unseeing
eyes of exhaustion. And I wish to say
that Mrs. Poucher worked over him,
and peffed him, and made much of
him, and lamented over him; yes, and
took his shoes off and ministered unto
him, and coaxed him to sit at tho
table, and fed him with tid-bits, and
when at last he began to make a few
remarks speaking slowly and choos
ing his words with difficulty the good
woman almost wept with joy and be
came quite garrulous in her happi
ness. "Oh, John," she said. "I've done
such a lot to-day. There's always so
much to do on the first day of spring
house-cleaning, you know, and what's
the matter, John? Oh, dear, is it com
ing on again?"
"It will ... pass over," sighed
John. "Don't . . . worry!"
"It's too bad you're so tired," said
Mrs. Poucher, deep in meditation and
not noticing him for a moment; "I
was counting on getting the parlor
carpet up to-night John!"
She noticed him then, all right, and
when she had got him back in his easy
chair it was with difficulty that he
restrained her from running for the
"No . . . no . . ". he said.
"Never . . . mind ... I see
that . . the people down the
street . . . had a colored man
. . ." (his voice was very weak and
she had to lean over him to catch his
words) "taking up . . . their car
pets . . . this morning . . ."
"I wonder if we could get him," she
"I'll see about it in the morning
. . . if I'm able . . ." he sighed,
and he closed his eyes as though the
effort had been too much for him.
"John," she said, "will you have a
little more to eat?"
"It would choke me!" he gasped.
"Oh, dear!" she cried. "And I made
such a beautiful lemon pie this after
noon! Left all my house-cleaning and
made it special!"
"I . . . I feel so hollow," said
John, in a faint voice. "I ... I
never felt like this before."
"Will you have another slice of
beef?" she asked.
John shook his head, but kept his
eyes on her with a dumb pleading
look that said: "Catechise me further
along these same lines, I beg."
"Another spoonful .of potatoes?"
John shook his head, but continued
"Another cup of coffee?"
"No," breathed John. "If you only
had something ... a little sour
Sh'3 bustled into the pantry and
John treated himself to a private
smirk and made ready his mouth for
pie. She bustled back, carefully car
rying a spoon in her hand.
"Now hold your head back andtopen
your mouth," she said.
x"What . . . what? . . ." be
gan John, feebly, trying to keep her
away with his knees.
"It's a spoonful of vinegar."
She beamed. "Just the thing. Nice
and sour. Come, now!" .
"It's too sour," shuddered John. -
"ShaU I put a little water in It?"
"It ... it isn't filling enough."
He fell back, his eyes closed and his
lips moved. Hastily drinking the vine
gar herself, in order not to spill it,
Mrs. Poucher leaned over him and
caught these words, uttered almost un
consciously, and in that spiritual whis
per with which the body sometimes
tells the inward needs of the soul:
"Lemon pie . . . O! . . . Lem
on pie ..."
She had the pie before him before
you could count three, and ten" min
utes later he lay . back in his chair
again and celled her to him.
"Yes, John!" she cried, running for
ward. "Yes, John! Here I am."
"I wish," he said, in the weak but
querulous tones of an invalid. "I
wisk . . . you'd bring me a nap
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Notice for Publication. No. 1794
Department of the Interior, U.S. Land
Office Colby, Kansas, April 21, 1908.
Notice is hereby given that Ja
cob Sehoenfeld of Pfeifler, Kansas, has
filed notice of his intention to make final
five year proof in support of his claim,
viz; Homestead Entry No. 26500 made
April 3, 1903, for tho Nei of Sei of Sec.
30, Township 15 south, range 16 W, and
that said proof will be made before the
Probate Jurtge at Hays City, Kansas,
on June 6, 1908.
He names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence upon
and cultivation of said land, viz:
Conrad Krueger, Jr., George Dome,
Jacob Dome, Casper Burgardt, all of
Pfeiffer P. O. Kas.
Jno. Thomas, Register.
28 jan 6
Homestead Contest Notice.
Department of the Interior,
U. S. Land Offic Colby, Kansas.
April 28, 1908. No. 12262.
A sufficient contest affidavit having
been filed in this office by Joseph Zim
merman contestant, against Homestead
entry No. 18118, made March 30, 1905
for the Nise & n swi sec. 14, town.
15 south, in range 20 west by George
H. Lubbens, contestee,
in which it is alleged that George H.
Lubbens has wholly abandoned said
said claim for more than six months
last past and that said abandonment
still exist and was not caused by claim
ant's employment in the army or naw
of the U. S,
Said parties are hereby notified to ap
pear, respond and offer eviden ce touch
ing said allegation at 10 o'clock A.M
on June 9, 1908 before the Probate
Judge Ellis county, Kansas at Hays city
Kansas, and that final hearing will be
held at 10 a. m. on 2une 13, 1908 before
the Register and Receiver at the. United
States Land office in Colby, Kansas,
The said contestant having in a prop
er affidavit, tiled Apl. 14, 1908, set forth
facts which show that after due dili
gence personal service of this notice
cannot be made, it is hereby ordered &
directed that such notice be given by
due and proper publication.
John Thomas Register
1st pub. May 9, 1908
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