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Farm loans S. W. Smith.
The rural carriers had a holiday
Kemper Funk visited in Meade
New Year's Day.
Geo. Quinlan made a business
trip to Wichita last week.
Wilburt Whims returned from
his eastern buy ing trip the first of
Miss Kittie Chandler who has
been quite ill with typhoid fever
is now convalescent.
The new Year almost put ye
old time thermometer out of com
mission in Liberal.
Mrs. F. E. McDowell and chil
dren left Monday for their new
home in Dalhart, Texas.
All who use the telephone were
glad to get the new telephone
directory which was issued this
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Smith en
tertained Mr. C. R. Commons and
C. G. Eddy, at, dinner on New
J. M. Rolens of Hutchinson
was visiting his mother at the
home of Mr. W. P. McClure, the
first of the week.
And the Good Fellows here
could'nt find a place to soend all
.then money. Did you ever hear
of anything like it before)
The windy weather of last week
made more than one business
man wonder how Ions we would
allow the waterworks proposision
The town- will be more modern
in a few weeks when the Rash
Sign Co., has completed its job of
installing garbage cans on Kan
1 he switch engine ran into a
stock car Friday night in the east
yards near the stockyards. The
wrecker was called to pick up the
stock car and clear the siding.
The new fountain at Hubbard's
drug store is being installed this
week by a factory expert. It seems
as though a soda fountain would
be, a poor investment just now.
The Liberal schools are having
a two weeksvacation. Its proba
bly coming to both teachers and
pupils, but along in the second
week, it gets pretty hard on the
Eli Taylor was appointed Mon
day to fill the vacancy on the
Board of County Commissioners
caused by the resignation of T.
W. Harding, who has moved to
Miss Bessie Lancaster who has
been away on an extended visit in
Clifton, Texas, stopped over here
with Miss Dessie Priritz Sunday,
Miss Lancaster left the first of the
week for her home in Beaver City.
Last Saturday a gang of Mexi
cans was busy cleaning out the
accumulation of trash under the
platform on the north side of the
freight depot. As soon as the
rubbish was brought out, the
wind distributed it -thoroughly
over the business district. That's
nice for the town, you know.
Adam Ridenour came down
from Ethel ton before the holidays
and took his daughter, Mrs. Wm.
Lampe, and baby out to his ranch
on the Cimarron for the holidays.
John Ridenour came back from
Klondikeand went out with Mr.
Lampe the day before Christmas,
and there was ajnerry. family re
union at the Ridenour home last
week. Mr. and Mrs. Lampe re
turued home the last of thte week.
John Ridenour remained for a
short visit with the home folks.
John went to Klondike with a
number of Seward county people,
but he seems to be about the only
one who benefitted by the change.
He appears now to be both healthy
Mr. T. W. Gaw is sick with the
Miss Mae Flood is on the sick
list this week.
Howmany times have you writ
ten 1910 this week)
Mrs. May E. Murphy of Meade
visited in Liberal last week.
Attorney S. W. Smith made a
business trip to Kismet Monday.
C. N. Watson of Liberal is a
new subscriber to the Democrat.
N. A. Heitschmidt was a renew
ing caller at this office last week.
Mr. Graves is the foreman at
-the Rock Island roundhouse now.
0. M. Nix, who lives on route
3, was a renewing caller last week
H. G. Vessels of Liberal was a
renewing caller at this office last
Mrs. Len Sutton left Sunday
night to join her husband at Los
By the way, when you have an
opportunity, drop in and see how
your subscription stands.
Attorneys Commons and McCoy
are temporarily occupying rooms
in the J. h. ueorge building.
W. F. Hubbard of Widewake
gave the Democrat force- a good
boost during the rush of business.
When you know a bit of news,
call 116. We appreciate these fa
vors and it makes the paper better.
. J. A. Kelley of Hugoton was
here last week to meet his wife
who has been visiting friends in
Oscar Moon and Earl Moon
won the prize of a year's subscrip
tion to the Democrat last week at
the shooting gallery.
A. ,1. Murphy of Plains made
this office a oleasant cajl last week
and added 'tlie Democrat to his
list of reading matter. -.
G. S. Spencer of Arkalon was a
very pleasant caller last week. He
is interested in our movement for
good roads and general law
If you know of someone who
might like to subscribe to the pa
per, or who ought to have it. leave
the address at this office, and we
will be glad to seoo that "some
body" a sample copy or two.
'Mrs. J. N. Maxwell entertained
the families of P. A. Craig and J.
B. Craig and Mrs. Kennedy at a
seven oc'Iock dinner Saturday
evening at her home on Sherman
avenue. The dinner was served in
five courses, and was par excel
lence. The evening was spent in
games and conversation. The
children had a delightful time also.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. B. T.
Manning, of this city, Sunday Jan.
1, 1911 a girl.
Born to Mr. and Mis. Harry
Guttrige, Northwest of Liberal,
Sunday Jan. 1, 1911 a boy.
,t Alvin Dalton of Taconoa, Wash
ington is here visiting his father,
J. T. Dalton, and other relatives.
Misses Lena and Lela McAdoo
and Miss Beulah Frazier of Coats,
Kans. are visiting MissErmaClark.
Aside from the good work the
Good Fellows did here, there were
any number of people who had
given liberally to the less fortun
ate people here, before the Good
Fellows fund was started. On
account of the number of these
cases', And modesty of the givers,
we did not publish all of the
names of those who gave for
Christmas ' cheer. Don't for a
minute think that the Good Fel
lows Club included all the liberal
people of the town. The-e was
so much giving it would have been
impossible to keep track of it all.
Real Estate Transfers
Theo. B. and Jessie 0. Moore
and N. L. and Nannie V. Falls to
J. F. Fuest. Lots - 9 and 10, Ben
H. and Mary Hobble to C. D.
Jennings, northeast quarter of
section 16, township 35, range 33.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Polk Harris to
F. B. Stockstill, east half of lots
27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32. block. 1
Wilson Land & Grain Co. to J.
A. Allen, southeast quarter of
section 24, township 32, range 32.
Miss Erma Clark enertained a
few friends last Wednesday with
a reception in honor of Miss Lena
McAdoo, Miss Sela McAdoo, and
Miss Beulah Frazierof Eads, Kans,
who are her guests.
C. E. Studevant, head mechanic
at the roundhouse had the misfor
tune to got an eye full of mortar
and sand last Friday. The injury
was not serious, and aside from the
pain and taking an enforced layoff,
Mr. btudevant is little the worse
for the accident.
LITTLE KNOWN BLACK RACE
The FFFFF club was delight
fully entertained by Miss Ada
Hobble at the residence of II
Hobble last Thursday. An elegant
five course dinner was served by
the hostess who was assisted" by
other members of the club. The
table decorations were pink and
white. Covers were laid for Mes-
dames Decker, Henry, Summers,
Misses, Jordan, Hobble, Flood,
and Messers, Commons, Henry,
Hobble, Ford, Eddy and Summers
On Jan. 7, Col. Dickerson will
sell several good milk cows aDd
also some single and double har
ness on the streets of Liberal Don't
forget the date. . 12-23-2t
Kansas Flour. .
Thirty-two percent of all wheat
grown in Kansas is shipped out of
the state to be ground into flour!
Think of ill For the season of
1908-'09 the Kansas wheat crop
waa-80,958,740 bushels. Of -this-
amount only 55,344,325 bushel
were milled in Kansas. Ihe re
mainder or 32 percent, went out
of the state, benefitting other
states at the expense of Kansas.
"Every sack or barrell of Kan
sas flour," says Henry J. Waters,
president of the Kansas state agri
cultural college, "should bear the
word 'Kansas' stamped upon it."
Kansas produces more winter
wheat than anv other state. Why
is it milled in other states? . Can't
Kansas mills handle the big crop?
Of course they can, and here are
the figures: There are over 245
mills in Kansas,' with a total capa
city of more than 98 million
bushels.The crop of 1908-'09 was
80 million bushels. The mills are
more than capable of handling the
output of the Kansas wheat fields.
In 1908-'09 the Kansas mills ran
only 57 percent of their total
If the cause is not the inability
of the mills to handle the crop,
what then is the reason that Kan
sas wheat is ground outside the
state? Simply because Kansas
flour is not advertised as it should
be. The proper demand that Kan
sas flour deserves has not been
created. People do not hear
enough about it.
Don't neglect your fire insur
ance. You may lose all in a few
hours. Without tornado insurance
you may lose all in an instant.
Fire rates three years 80 cents per
$100. Tornado insurance 50 cents
per $100. for three years. Phone
5. Land-Thater Land Co.
One fine family milk cow, one
canopy top surrey, one good phae
ton, one fine young horse and one
good.piano. The above may be
seen 6 miles southeast of Liberal,
and will be sold at a bargain.
W. II. Lainson.
Enquire at this office.
It remains for some "literary
light" to suggest "what an awful
ot of difference just a-few degrees
American Contul at Lorenoo Marqu
Tallat Interesting 8tory About
People of Angoehe.
' An interesting story is told by the
American consul at Lorenoo Mar
ques about the little known people in
the Angoehe, East Africa, who were
'recently visited for the first time by
Europeans. The Europeans visited
'a village, where the tenta were lur
rounded by hundreds of blacks,
many of whom had never seen a
white man. When a chief waa pre
sented, the white itrangera were in
formed that a drink might be of
fered him. This being done, the
glass was quietly handed to the court
taster, who, blandly taking the riak
of poison, promptly drained it,
whereupon the chief took the bottle.
Among the women of Angoehe, it is
customary to paint the face with a
peculiar paste that stays cold on the
face for hours, and that, when dry,
turns a dazzling white. As the ex
pedition was about to start from
Village, the women and sightseers
.crowded in closer and closer, and a
baby, seeing a white man for the
flrf t time, burst into shrieks of ter
ror. A penny was thrown to the
taby, and immediately every mother
started pinching her offspring to
make it cry.
-SEEN FROM UP IN THE AIR
Johnstone, Who Hae Been Higher Up
Thiin Anyone Else, Saye Earth
,, Looked Concave.
v Johnstone, who has been higher
nip in the air with a clear view be
neath than any other human being
,of whom we know, declarea that thi
earth presented to him the appear
ance of a great concave bowl in
stead of appearing as the outside oi
a globe. We do not know that ther
was anything the matter with John
stone's eyes, and presume that th
earth would present the same con
cave appearance to anybody else wh
happened to be a couple of miles u
in the air looking down.
We call attention to the mattei
only to emphasize the importance of
the old adage relative to not be
lieving all that you see. Proving
that the earth is round by noting thi
disappearance of ships over the nori-
Lzon is just as likely to be erroneoui
as proving the earth concave because
it looked that way to Johnstone, and
Johnstone had a better chance to see
the earth than any man who hai
gone before. The eye at the best is a
treacherous organ, not to be trusted
at all in many cases, easily fooled, ai
Edison proved so ably when he dis
covered the secret of moving pic
tures. Charleston News and Courier.
; A colpred lady from the interior
of Virginia had her first view of the
ocean the other day. She stood on
the porch of the cottage where she
was to cook for a few months and
took one short glance at the sea,
which was calm and quiet that after
noon. Then she turned away.
"Well, Mary," said her mistrces,
"what do you think of the sea ?"
"Peahs to me it's awful flat," re
plied Mary, and she went into the
house without another look. Phila
delphia Saturday Evening Post
TASTES ARE ECLECTIC.
Miss Anne Morgan, the daughter
of the millionaire of New York, has
varied tastes, it would seem. Re
cently she came home from Europe,
having in her possession an antique
crucifix, which she brought in duty
free, as all things made more than
twenty years ago may come in free.
She also brought some very pretty
and very tiny dogs. When Miss Mor
gan is at home she takes an interest
in working girls and woman suf
frage and other subjects interesting
to her sex.
HER OWN FAULT.
"You promised when I married
you that you would give me every
thing I. want"
"I'd do it, too, eicept for on
"And what is that?"
"You are always wanting' more
things than I can give you." .
APARTMENT HOUSE BOOM.
Amsterdam, Holland, is having
an apartment house building boom.
The new edifices are of four or fin
stories, with a basement from two to
four stories below the street IrreL
1 11 il iEassi,
And Heavy Robes
The Largest Assortment in the City.
X A Large Assortment of Robes, Blankets, Trunks, Va-
HseB, Suit Cases and Harness Hardware
Everything in Leather Goods
Harness and Saddlery Goods
We still have a full line of
Lumber, Posts and Maitland
Lump Coal. We are never
too busy to figure your esti
mates, give us a trial for
anything in our line. : : :
BOLIN, HALL & COMPANY
Liberal H Market
Fresh and Cured Meats,
Poultry, Fish, Oysters, and Celery
My Desire Is to Cater to ill Trades
FIRE AND TORNADO
The low rates on dwellings and contents make it poor policy
for you to carry your own insurance. Think of this.
$1000 fire insurance 3 years would cost you only $8
$1000 tornado insurance 3 years would cost only $5
The fire insurance will protect your home.against damage. by
fire or lightning. You cannot well be without it. Phone us
today. Do not delay. We represent 14 large insurance com
panies and write 75 per cent of tha insurance of Liberal.
Land-Ihayer Land Go.
Real Estate and Insurance
" PHONE 95
RT Rjirhnk PHYSICIAN
! MIIiIIUhO and surgeon
SURGEON ROCK ISLAND RAILROAD CO.
Office on Kansas Ave., 2d Door South Taylor's Drug Store
Office Over P. O. Re. Phone 180. Office Phone 235