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Rural Route No. 4.
We had quite a nice Christmas
out here, the tree at Blue Bell
was real nice, the program was
short, but the children did fine,
Mrs. Davis, Neff, Wright and
Mrs. Sleiger and several other
neighbors made a success of it.
The New Year as well as Christ
mas passed without any snow or
rain a cold wind was all we got.
,J. O. Ponting isj hauling Jip, he
is getting ready for the long look
ed for, well driller.
Neff Bros, are now doing all
binds of grinding for the neigh
bors from chops to corn meal.
Henry Ponting had just finished
his cow shed before the blizzard
of last Sunday and Monday.
A terrible praire fire raged last
Saturday between Beatrice, Okla ,
and the Kansas line we haven't
heard of any damage being done.
Neff Bros, are working the
' mail route, the aim to put in some
good work on it. -
We want your trade, give us a
chadce aud see what bargains we
can give you.
Harris Dry Goods Co.
Report of Bluebell School.
District U, 3rd month.
School closed for the holidays
on December 23 with a good pro
gram and a jolly Santa Claus laden
with a treat for the pupils. The
patrons of the school were with us
with exception of two families
and every one seemed to enjoy
the efforts the little folks made to
There were eight pupils perfect
in attendance and punctuality
namely: Tilda and Samuel Lof
land, Burton Neff, Lora and Efton
Hottinger, Claude, Harry and
Bertie Davis. Besides those
named others not tardy were Clif
ford Wright,Edith Lofland,Wilda
Davis, Llijah Wright,' Lilly and
Lizzie Corzine, Willis, Bessie Zel
ma Lotland, James and Willie
Those not not absent were Wal
ter,Oscar and Grace Hammontree,
Wiley and Vernie King andRoy
At the close of the program the
scholars presented their teacher
with a handsomely bound volume
of Shakespeare as a token of re
gard and remembrance. Vernie
and Wiley King also made her a
present of a hand-painted salt and
Mrs. K. J. Slinger, teacher.
Will Applegate of Old Spring
field has fine, barred Plymouth
Rocks for sale. Cockrels $1 each.
School commenced again Mon
day morning, after a weeks vaca
tion. The blizzard and cold wave
which came Sunday, is the worst
this winter and some say it is the
coldest for years.
Miss Freda Harris of Liberal is
visiting with Mrs. Ross and Mrs.
Kent this week.
R. H. Tempner and family visit
ed at the home of E. J. Young
S. C. Warren is on the sick list
this week. ,
Mr. Elmer Wooden and Miss
Dixie Jacobs were married at Lib
eral on New Year's day. Mr. and
Mrs. Wooden are both teaching
in Texas county this year. Mrs.
Wooden taught at Nabisco last
year. The young people have
many friends and acquaintances in
this community, who extend to
them their congratulations and
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Kent
visited Saturday night with Mr.
and M9. D. A. Harris of Liberal,
and attended the basketball game.
Some of the men in this neigh
borhood went rabbit hunting last
Wednesday, and killed about
Big line of shoes, gloves and
overalls for railroad men at,
Harris Dry Goods Co.
Br M. X PHILLIPS
CMrtlf hi. iMw hr Ataocutud Liurujr Pro.)
"I that all right, Mr. Price V
Hugh Price, on familiar terms
with aldermen, policemen, a mayor,
tiro congressmen and a tenator, felt
his heart beat tumultuously when
thus addressed. His mouth went
dry; he stumbled over a chair on his
way to answer the implied summons.
But than, the various gentlemen
enumerated weighed more much
more than a hundred and twenty
pounds ; their complexions were cer
tainly not a dainty pink and white;
and their hair did not curl enticingly
about their ears. And they did not
always or ever look sweet and
fresh and distraotingly pretty.
"Why yes i; that is, no," stam
mered Hugh, as the girl looked at
him demurely. "The important
point, Mies McClure, is that Mrs.
Boggs is at Hilltop for the day. I
believe I would not say she went on
the nine-three train. That isn't
"Thank you, Mr. Price," mur
mured Audrey McClure, as she
raised her eyes. She stole a glance
after him as he went out hurriedly ;
but Price was too busy bumping
against the door-frame to know it.
There was a different atmosphere
in the editorial room of the Ramoua
"Daily Telegram'' since Miss Mc
Cluro had become society editor. She
knew nothing of newspaper making ;
but the editor had been a friend of
The Note Was In Round Sohool Olrl
her father's. He had put her to
work after John McClure's death,
partially for old times' sake, and also
for the satisfaction of seeing the
wolf retreat from the humble porch
of the McClures.
It was to Price that she always ap
pealed for help. The cubs worshiped
her humbly. During slack times in
the office they brought her their
troubles mostly love affairs and
heeded promptly when she told them
their ties were not becoming. But
they did not presume to aid or criti
cize their mentor.
The consultations with the society
editor were moments of fearful pleas
ure for Price. For the city editor
was bashful unbelievably bashful.
He got along famously with men;
and regularly he won the hearts and
inmost secrets of women who were
old or faded or unattractive. But
when a "girl-story", came lip, the
managing editor always asked: "Is
she pretty?" If she was, one of the
cubs interviewed her, for the bashful
Price was useless.
He tried manfully, but vainly, to
overcome this handicap so far as
Miss McClure was concerned. Cer
tainly there were opportunities to
try. It wss remarkable how much
tutoring she required. Long after
the society page came to be regarded
as a model for that part of the state
she felt bound to consult him.
Perhaps Price would not have
been so self -conscious could he have
kept his mind strictly on the subject
in hand. But when a chap is mar
veling on the wonderful depth of
brown eves upturned to 'his own;
or speculating as to what would hap-
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pen ii ne iaiu nis cnees against an
other smooth, round cheek; or try
ing to imagine the feeling of a wan
dering tendril of hair curled about
his finger1 it was enough that he
was able to talk st all!
"Mr. Price," she said, one rainy
afternoon, when Bamona was u dull
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as ditchwater and the telegraph
wires indicated a similar state of
somnolence throughout the world,
"will you help me a moment,
Price dropped the pencil with
which he had been butchering the
effusion of one of the cubs, upset
the waste-basket and hurried to her
side. She had been part of the force
three months now, but at her light
est word Price still dropped some
thing or overturned something, . or
both. The cubs snickered over the
habit--in secret. Miss McClure
never seemed to notice it
. "There were about twenty-rflve
parties last night," she said plain'
tively. "I've written 16 of them, and
every paragraph is alike. Can't you
suggest something a little different
from 'A merry company of young
people assembled last evening at the
home of Miss Clementine Dunn' f"
. An inspiration that almost choked
him with its daring seized Price.
"Here, let me show you," he said
hurriedly, and dropped into the
chair she had vacated. "This is
Thursday, isn't it?" he asked, and
attacked the typewriter fiercely. He
arose with a sigh that ended abrupt
ly in a gulp. This is what Bhe read
"Miss Audrey McClure enter
tained a select party at her home
Thursday evening. All who were
expected came, despite the rain."
Notwithstanding her demureness,
liss Audrey was a young woman of
quick perceptions. "That isn't quite
complete," she remarked, matter-of-
factly, and added to the item:
"Fudge and lemonade were served."
The "select party" came, despite
the rain, and thereafter continued to
come twice a week. Some evenings
he was preternahtrally silent ; others
prodigiously garrulous. He devoured
large quantities of fudge, lemonade,
cake, chocolates which he brought
himself and popcorn. But he al
ways sat across the room from his
hostess; and when it was time to go
he found his hat in the dim hall by
instinct and fled with a single "Good
One. evening, after, he had been
coming two months, he stayed a half
hour beyond his limit. "The grate
fire made the little parlor very cozy,
and Audrey had been unusually en
grossing. He glanced at his watch,
mumbled a panic-stricken excuse
nnd galloped out of the house like s
fire engine answering a general
Thereupon a strange thing hap
pened in the McClure home. Misj
Audrey looked after him, the polite
mile with which we speed the part
ing guest still on her lips. When hii
hurried footsteps had quite died
away, she kicked viciously a sofa
pillow which his departure had dis
placed, and burst into tears.
The next day the "Beauty, Health
and Etiquette" .department of the
Telegram received a naive and puz
zling communication. As usual, Miss
McClure called Price in counsel.
The note was in a round, school
girl hand. "Dear Miss DeVere," it
liegan, Dorothy DeVere being the
name under which Audrey conducted
the department, "I am a young lady
almost eighteen. I have a gentle
man friend who calls very frequent
ly. I esteem him very much. I
ho vp known him four months. Sev
eral times he has asked to kiss me.
Shall I let him? Pansy."
Miss McClure looked up at Price.
There was a hint of laughter in her
There was no one else in the of
fice. Price's heart rose in his throat
to suffocate him. He lunged for
ward crushed her to him and kissed
her on the mouth. Then he stum
bled out, dazed with delight. A
desk telephone was in his way; it
crashed to the floor, but he did not
stop to pick it up. -
On the street a chill wind dashed
sleet in his face. He did not feel it.
His pulses were pounding like a
bass drum in a circus band. "She
kissed me back," he breathed in
A new society editor sits at Miss
McClure's desk. She wears a black
sweater and chews gum. A pencil
is usually protruding somewhere
from her frizzly hair. Rimless
glasses pinch the bridge of her
sharp little nose. She does not prod
the typewriter keys -with tapered
forefingfrs. Instead, ten stubby
digits race back and forth over the
keyboard so rapidly one almost ex
pects to see sparks follow them.
This is the first item she wrote:
"Mies May Barker entertained
last evening at a linen shower in
honor of Miss Audrey McClure, who
is soon to be married to Mr. Hugh
Price, city editor of the 'Daily Tele
Several new Mid
Pictures Going. Those holding cards are ad
vised to choose soon, first come first served.
8 miles south nd 3 miles west of Liberal
Robert Sellers built a dugout on
the northeast part of his claim lust
Will Capps came out from Liberal
Saturday night and remained until
Grandma Nix's son arrived from
eastern Oklahoma last week. Grand
ma Is still very low.
Charley Capps went to Tyrone last
Thursday to meet his wife and chil
dren who arrived from Greer county,
Grandma Corahs is at Will Ilocker's
Helping to care for Grandma Nix.
Kertha Morehouse resumed her
school duties at Nabisco this week.
No Sunday School last Sunday on
account of the storm.
Mrs. C. K. Morehouse and daugh
ters ate New Year's dinner with C.
II. Morehouse and family.
We had some very cold weather
tlie Hrst of the week. It was 14 de
crees below zero Monday.
Charley Newman and family write
that they are having a tine visit in
Mrs. U. A. Kail and children spent
several days with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Morehouse, this week.
Martin Woodard and wife spent
Tuesday at V. Capps'.
Mr. Vanderbilt called at G. A.
Kail'sThursday of last week.
Geo. Evering was at Ed. Hud kins'
Later We have just received the
news of the death of Grandma Nix
nn Tuesday night.
, The New Year 'came In with some
zero weather, but no snow.
We have had plenty of wind the
Everyone is keeping close to the
Ire these days.
Will Hawk has been visiting with
his brother for a few days.
N. Rich and wife of Fowler stoo
ped over in this neighborhood long
enough to attend the meeting at the
The Revival meetings began Tues
day. Rev. Cozand of Alva, Okla.,
will do the preaching.
Geo. Lutes transacted business at
Some of the boys have been hunt
ing rabbits the past week.
E. H . Patterson and family called
on C. W. Hawk and family, Monday
W. R. Hoskinsnn and family took
New Year's dinner with Ira Nlsley
James FTosklnson- and Geo. Lutes
were obliged to close their meeting
on account of sickness.
II. FT. Beard has been staying at
Jamea Hoskinson's a tew days.
The Infant son of I. W. Hoskinson
has been sick, but Is much better at
Moore & Falls write fire and
wind storm insurance in the best
The coldest weather of the season
the fore part of the week.
Miss Grace Gleason resumed her
duties as teacher in the Pleasant
Valley school the first of the week.
Mrs. Henry Hitch from Guymon
has been visit ing her mother during
Mr and Mrs. John flail were shop
ping in Liberal last Saturday.
Robert Hall and his father were
county seat visitors Saturday.
Mr. Burg is having a large granary
built on the Hitch ranch and will
store his grain for awhile.
Mr. Cain made a business trip to
- winter styles for both
now on exhibition
Try Taylor's Gold
Absoltitaly the finest thing on the market for
Take a box home today Enough for the whole
family, 50 tablets in each box '
CHAS. TAYLOR & CO.
Phone 107 Liberal, Kansas
the II Itch ranch a few days ago.
Messrs. Taylor and Weir are plan
ning to farm on a large scale next
year. We hope they will be success
ful. The hard winds the past few days
have been hard on the wheat plant.
Luther Ellis was a business caller
at John Hall's one day last week.
Quite a lot of katllr and maize in
this neighborhood is to be threshed
Mrs. Brewer came out from Lib
eral and visited her sister, Mrs. Free
man a few days this week.
A little moisture In this neck of
the woods would be -welcomed with
delight at this time.
J. W. Freeman is running some of
his stock in the stalk Ueld these days.
POOR INVENTOR REWARDED
Pathetle Anecdote In Connection With
the Annual Competitive Exhibi
tion Held In Paris. .
Once a year a general competitive
exhibition of new inventions is held
in Paris, France, and is called the
"concours Lepine," because M. Lie
pine, the prefect of police, originat
ed the idea, which has become im
mensely popular, especially among
small inventors. This year it is held
at the Grand palais and is attracting
general attention. A pathetic anec
dote has just come to light in con
nection with it Among the prac
tical novelties there was an automat
ic dumping car worked pneumat
ically. The idea was very simple
and original, and the members of
the jury decided to give its owner
special recognition. But he had no
known residence in Paris, and there
was a difficulty in locating him.
Finally, after much patient research,
the inventor's temporary abode was
found. It was simply under the
arches of the Alma bridge. He had
not enough money to pay even six
pence for a bed at night, as he had
spenc whatever he had in making
the model. He had walked all the
way from the neighborhood of Nan
cy to Paris, and left his wife and
children with just eleven francs on
parhn. The members of the jurj
men and women
at once concluded that simple casli
was better for him than an honorary
medal, and have decided to pay for
his board and lodging in Paris.
They also advanced him a small sum
of money, half of which he at once
sent to his wife, with the good news
that his invention had received rec
ognition. STATE PAYMENT OF DOCTORS
Liverpool Man Believed the System
Would Tend to Put Prevention
Should doctors be paid by the
lhis question was debated with
gTeat vigor by the medical section
at the conference of the Royal Inuti
tute of Public Health at Birken
head. ' "
"The inevitable tendency under
the, present condition of things,
said Prof. B. Moore of Liverpool,
"is to. put cure before prevention. If
all doctors were paid by the state,
the prevention of disease would be
much (more in everyone's interest
than at present."
, A different view of the matter was
expressed by a delegate, who scorn
fully asked: "Can anyone with any
knowledge of the world imagine that
patients would consent to have their
doctors thrust upon them like tax
collectors?" London Daily Mirror.
Mrs. Benham Don't you think
baby looks like me?
Benham I've only seen him in
his pleasant moods thus far.
Amy Maud's new" costume is
swell, isn't it?
Jack Yes, but not always in the
PATENTS TO ENGLISH WOMEN. -
Five patents upon safety razoin
have been granted to English wo
men in the last year.