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The Wrong Way.
The Kansas City Star is guilty
of a peculiar mistake. It discusses
railroad rates and values and says
that if Kansas had a public utili
ties bill it would be enabled tn
ascertian " physical valuation and
other important items concerning
And yet the Star knows, or
ought to know, that the utility
bill favored by Gov. Stubbs two
years ago expressly and absolutely
excepted the railroads from its
The reason for this exception was
that the present railroad law pro
vides for physical valuation and
all the other things desired by. the
advocates of the utility bill.
. It would be fair to Kaneas to
say that her present railroad law
is as good as any state in the
union and not be referring to the
law as if it were weak and insuffi
The Star with its great circula
tion can keep on giving this
wrong impression, when it should
not do so, until the people think
the utility bill concerned the rai
roads. It did not. Not a line in
the bill referred to railroads or
gave the state additional power
over railroads and rajlroad rates.
' Perhaps the editorial writer on
the Star should be better posted
For gentlemen, three piece sets
to match. Socks, ties and hand
kerchiefs, quite nifty at.
Harris Dry Goods" Co.
E. A. Sealy returned Tuesday
from Chanute, ( Kansas where he
has been spending the holidays
with his parents. Mr. Sealy says
that he enjoyed himself immensely
and that they had a big family
C. L. Martin, who has been vis
iting in Woodward, Okla., drove
over in the car with his brother
and took the train for his home in
California the first of the week.
Mr, and Mrs. J. N. Evans enter
tained with a delightful six course
dinner last Sunday. The guests
were Miss Tracy, Miss Boll, Mr
Maricle and Mr. Holland.
Revival services are now in pro
Kress at the M. E. church. After
January 20 the pastor will be as
sisted by llev. Joseph II. Smith,
D. I), of Mississippi.
When you buy apules, remem
ber that the finest fruit in town is
at Zell Taylors, under the First
The Citizens State Bank gave
out a few mighty fine calendars
the first of the week.
Miss Beaulah Bowers of Hooker,
Okla., is visiting Miss Mary Aken
of this city this week.
A fine line of dress-shirts just
received from Hurt Bros. Chicago.
Harris Dry Goods Co.
The club will give its regubar
dance at Craig Hall next Friday
Plenty of money to loan on
farms. S. W. Smith.
T. B. Stockstill was in Richfield
Paul Funk is on the sick list
The mercury has been laying
low for some cause since Sunday
morning. The merchants report
good sales of overshoes, gloves,
coats and coal.
Orval Groom's mother from
Missouri is quite sick, at Orval's
place southwest of town.
Mrs. Thompson of Pratt is here
visiting her sons and friends.
It is reported that A. C, Olin
will return to Kismet to make his
Revival meetings are still in
progress at the Bible School build
ing. Not much success reported,
Hershal Barrett had the mis
fortune to fall from the top of a
35 foot windmill Thursday morn
ing and was badly injured. He
was taken to the Stewart Hospital
at Hutchinson and is reported
-Rev. T. S. Cunningham has
been appointed as pastor of the
U. B. church at this place, he
arrived Thursday of last week to
take up his work but the weather
was too rough Sunday for many
to hear him. He will preach at
Kismet Sunday morning next and
at Arkalon in the afternoon.
Grant Ormiston returned from
Tyrone Monday .with bis new
bride. They both seem happy
A good number of the neighbors
gave him a surprise dinner last
Thursday at his brother's,' Oscar
At the home of T. W. Green's
last Sunday their daughter Miss
Edith was joined in marriage to
Mr. Harrison Snyder. The young
lady has only been in these parts
a comparatively short time but
has made many friends. Harrison
is well known here having lived
just one half mile north of Kismet
for the past 4 years. Rev. Cun
ningham spoke the words that
made this' couple man and wife,
The whole "community, joins in
wishing them a happy, long and
successful life. They will be at
home with his father after the 5th
of this month.
Geo. Rose and Ed Louthan re
turned ' from Texas last week.
They declare there is no place
like it. Ed says he saw it rain
The new year give us a touch
of "high life" to start with. It
was real winter for a couple of
days, some snow but not enough
to be beneficial.
The program for last Friday
iterary was posponed till Friday
C. A. Sealey is visiting at Burl
ington, Kansas, where he lived
before coming here. He expects
to go from there to Chanute where
he will meet a brother whom he
hasn't seen for seventeen years.
The hunt last Saturday was not
a very big success, for some reason
there were but ten who took part,
it made the loosing side pay pretty
high for their, supper. Every
one'who did not hunt was assessed
enough to pay the extra expense.
There was quite a number at the
supper to watch the old year pass
to the new.
C. H. Ellis was laid up for a
few days on account of stepping
on a nail which penetrated his
foot about an inch.
Don't fail to be present at Sun
day school next Sunday. The
officers for 1911 will be chosen.
E. C. Pile recived a car load
of high grade cattle which he
purchased while at Manhattan,
Kansas, consisiting of thorough
bred Shorthorns and high grade
Jerseys, one of which he purchased
from the Argricultural College.
Alex Puhlam snent the holidays
with relatives at Pratt.
School begins Monday after
two weeks vacation.
C. A. Sealey lost a valuable
hog last week. She was a resis
ted O. 1. C. and would weigh
about 500 pounds.
Alma Pile returned to Man
hattan Monday to resume her
studies at the K. S. A. C.
Mr. and Mrs.. W. VV. Smith
and "Grandma" Smith were the
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Congrove on Tuesday, the occa
sion being Mr. Congrove's 70th'
We handle asplendid line of
shoes, prices very reasonable.
Harris Dry Goods Co.
23 mile Xortwest of Liberal.
E. E. King was a business call
er at Liberal Thursday.
Mrs. Sarah Stut.man left Wed
nesday for McPherson, Kansas,
where she will spend the'winter
with her parents.
M. B. Cooper and family spent
a few days recently at the C. N.
Watson home in Liberal. .
Macie Jerman left Saturday for
a visit with relatives and friends
at Little River, Kansas.
Roy Whetstone and R. D. Whet
stone and daughter Viola left Sat
urday for the latter's home at
Herbert Brown and wife were
in Liberal Thursday.
; Miss Alma Jerman visited rela
tives and friends at Liberal last
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stutzman
were in Liberal Wednesday.
Fifteen below zero here Mon
There was no Sunday School at
Golden Plains last Sunday on ac
count of the severe weather.
Mrs. Levi Davis and Mrs. Frank
Springer have been staying with
Mrs. Eddie Davis near Ethelton,
who is reported quite ill at pres'
9) mllfui Bast of Hueoton.
aince me J. is. Mann ram I ly are
moving to Liberal we are wondering
where our new neighbors are to come
from, as the neighborhood is fast be
coming depopulated. .Not very long
ago ours was the largest school, save
Hugoton, in the county; and now it
is among the smallest.
Henry Wilkemcyer has advertised
to sell WO bushels of grain and 3teo
liis other feed this week. He Is pre
paring to move to Canon City, Colo.,
as he wants to go where it is colder.
Sometimes we wonder If there isn't
a strain of Indian blood in us all that
makes us want to move about in
such a restless fashion.
Our County Commissioners decided
to put down an artesian well on the
old Huogton town site, 1 mile from
the court house, which has been of
fered them for that purpose. Amen!
Say, haven't we had some cold
weather. Monday morning It was
10 below zero, and ltt below Tuesday
mornnlng. What's the matter with
Since John Traver's marriage Clar
ence Ms has been hunting for a
housekeeper. Here's wishingyou suc
cess, Clarence, and may you get as
good a one as John got.
L. S. Curry is feeding his cattle this
cold weather. It takes lots of feed
to give 700 head of cattle all that
they can eat.
Farm loans, easy terms. S. W,
BARK IN BREAD BAKING.
It is asserted that some of the peo
pie of Norway mix powdered pirn
and birch inner bark with barle;
meal when making bread, the he
of the baking rendering the wood
fiber nutritious by changing it int
starch and gum. In the eighteentl
century, when the wood trade of th
Baltic was confined to the Russia!
ports, the towns at that time on tlx
Gulf of Bothnia were occupied b)
poor fishermen and the bread ol
those people was commonly madi
from the inner bark of the fir trees
The staple grains were oats and rye
but in time of scarcity bark breai
was used and at other timrs, barl
meal was mixed with corn meal as i
matter of economy.
Col. "Abe" Oruber, at a dinner a)
Saratoga during the convention
gave a good epigrammatic deflnitior
of a great man.
"A great man," he said, "is orx
with the ability to gather round hln
a multitude of industrious and intel
ligent subordinates who will take thi
blame for all his failures and gin
him the credit for all their suc
He I certainly have cobwebs is
She Why don't you try a vacuum
"We need brains in this business,
"You needn't tell me that, sir.
Your business shows it"
1 EXPENSIVE AIDS.
He Grace is looking as young ai
ever, isn't she?
She Yes, but she says it costs hei
more every year.
Special sale on Ladies' Hats,
Our prices are cut just half, good
for ten days only.
Harris Dry Goods Co.
Resolved: We feel very grateful to onr friends and customers
for the trade they have given us this year.
Resolved: We have made some mistakes this-year which we
hope to avoid in tl e future.
- Resolved: To give every man a square deal, and make every
- trade a satisfactory one, if it is possible.
Resolved: That the remembrance of quality remains long after
- price is forgotten.
Resolved: That we had rather sell you a good article at a fair
profit, tha.a a poor one at a big profit.
Resolved: . That we r.ie always looking for the quality kind of
goods, and when we get them, we hang onto them.
Resolved: That we would like to do business with you next
year on this basis.
Scandrett & tet
J. P. FUNK &
Notice to Farmers and Feeders.
We are prepared to furnish you with any amount
or kinds of feed, hay, and grain and assure you
our prices will meet with your satisfaction.
Write or phone us and satisfy yourself.
ASK FOR PRICES ON HIDES
Case buyers of fruits and vegeta
bles bave an advantage over
tbe one can buyers
We offer exceptionally good
quality in tbese lines, every
One sack of flour will not burden
: you, its staple-Try Red Star.
Flour and be convinced
of its superiority.
J. E. George Grocry