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County School News.
Come, let us lle for our children.
Work for work's sake sine, paint or ctrve.
The tblnjr thou lovent best though thy body
Who works for irlory misses oft' the goal.
Who works for money coins his very soul.
Work for the work's sake then, andltimay be
That these things shall be added unto thee.
We received Invitations from Sup
erintendents Ely of Shawnee county
and Lee Harrison of Sumner county
to be present at a superintendent's
meeting in Topeka to confer with the
the legislative committee relative to
a number of very Important post
poned measures. "It Is absolutely
necessary that the superintendents of
the state get together and unite upon
the most important bills, and then
push them if we desire them to pass,
or tf we expect any favorable legisla
tion along our line whatever.' Alas,
owing to long distance from Topeka,
Christmas rush and shortage of funds
we were compelled to remain at home,
and it grieved us sore because it is
the first time we were ever invited
to such an Important meeting. How
ever we wilt write to them and tell
them what we would like for Seward
Mr. Melvln Wheeler, we request
you as our representative, as a man
vitally Interested in education, to be
on the alert at the coming session Of
the legislature of Kansas and see to
it that Seward county gets the best
educationally that It has to give. We
fuel sure that our interests are
safe in your hands. We hope that you
may realize some of your long wished
for plans and ideals for Seward coun
ty in the educational Held. We nev
er can have too much education it it
Is of the right kind. We have a
branch of one of our state schools In
the southwestern part of our great
state. Why not have a branch of the
Normal or Agricultural College in
the southeastern part of the state?
Where a better town than Liberal?
Where a better county than Seward?
Herbert Stelnburg of Oklahoma
came in to see us Saturday and get a
list of the books needed in the eigetli
grade. He is going to attend the
school In district 4 taught by Mrs.
DeCrow. We welcome him to our
Kansas schools, and we feel that we
can do Just as well if not better by
him than our sister state, Okla.
Mr. Fast and Mr. Norton, director
and clerk of district 24, called to ar
range for a new bond for their treas
urer, one of the bondsmen having
passed to the great beyond last week.
They report a splendid school being
taught in theh: district by Mr. Flan
ders this year.
The Pittsburg Manual Training
School wants the boys and girls of
Kansas to try their hand at doing
something in the way of manual
training and domestic science. One
teacher has already signified her wil
Ungness to help. How many other
teachers would help the boys and
girls do some work either at home
or at school in this line? Please drop
us a postal or phone to us. The
girls are asked to make an apron and
bake a loaf of bread, and the boys
some piece of wood work which we
will explain more fully later. Fathers
and mothers, will you help usi"
Come, boys, get your walnuts and
get them planted as soon as possible.
The following boys came and got
their share this week: Ralph Jack
son, Lyle Swlnk, Gerald Miller, Geo.
Abers, Frank Anderson, Ralph Jones,
Ernest Marts, Oscar Wessler, Benton
Jones and Arthur Marts.
Frank Swlnk who teaches in dis
trict No. 3 called on us Sautrday and
turned in his reports. He has his
school graded nearly to the state's
requirements, and reports good work
R. O. Flanders, teacher in district
No. 24, made us a short call Satur
day. - He Intends trying to help his
pupils with some manual training
work and interesting the girls in
domestic science. His school is doing
Mrs. Eva Dodd reports her school
as progressing finely. She has one
pupil doing post graduate work and
another that will graduate from Uie
common schools this year.
Mr. Graybeel closed up his books as
treasurer of district No. 4, and Mr.
O. M. Nix will fill out the unexpired
term. The books balanced all O. K.,
and we are all glad.
We hear a few complaints from
some of the patrons that the best of
order is not being kept In some ot
our schools. Teachers, remember:
"As is the teacher so is the school"
and ''Order is heaven's first law."
Prof. Elmer A. Wooden, who Is
teaching in Tyrone, has yielded to
Cupid's enchantment, and chosen for
his life companion Miss Dixie M.
Jacobs of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Miss Jacobs taught in Oklahoma last
year. We congratulate both of the
parties, and we hope Elmer will be
as good a husband as he has been a
student and feacher.
Several children heard the word
scandal and one of them asked "What
is scandal?" Whereupon another
child replied, scandal Is when nobody
alnt done nothln' and somebody goes
and tells." : ,
At the examination before Christ
mas, little Mary was asked, "What
Is an oyster covered with? She wrote
her answer, "Oyster is covered with
fur.' Santa. Claus brought Mary a
boolTon Natural History and after
this she will know more about ani
mals and their coverings.
The open air schools are not only
beneficial to children, but that the
the little ones are positively delight
ed with them Is the experience of
public educators at the national cap
ital at Washington, D. C. Boys and
girls, how would you like to get your
lessons out of doors and then recite
them to your teacher out of doors,
Harvey Franklin who Is attending
business college at Hutchinson came
to Liberal, or rather to Seward coun
ty, to spend the holidays with his
best girl. We understand that Har
vey is hitting the highest mark in
school and Is making his home folks
proud of him. We are glad of Har
vey's success and wish him the best
of positions after he graduates.
For four years the Committee of
the New York Child Welfare Associa
tion has been working on the prob
lem of how to make the child of to
day the good citizen of tomorrow.
The Russell Sage Foundation contrib
uted 16,000 in solution of this ques
tion, twenty men gave $1,000 each,
and the association is raising $10,000
in addition. The meeting which is
to be held this month Is arousing In
terest throughout the nation. Par
ents everywhere will be interested In
this committee's exposition of the
right and the wrong way to bring np
the child In order to make of . him
mentally, morally and physically the
man God designed him to be. Pesta
lozzl, the great German educator
struck the key note when he said:
"Come, let us live for our children."
Miss Clara Childears came to see us
during the holidays. She brought In
her report, and it shows that she Is
teaching a good school. ' She is locat
ed in district 5, Springfield; '
We hope the school boards will re
member that neither the clerk nor
the director can go on the treasurer's
bond. The bondsmen do not neces
sarily have to live in the district.
The amount of the bond should be
twice the sum the treasurer is sup
posed to handle for the district.
Little Misses Cecil and Millie Smith
write us from Cleveland, Kansas,
that they are having a very happy
time visiting Grandpa. They are
Treasurer Smith's little daughters.
A Christmas card from little Dor
othea Whlppo did usa world of good.
She reports all of the family well.
We very much enjoyed the Christ
mas exercises of the Liberal schools.
We took In all the grades, and found
some pupils In everyone of the seven
grades that had gone to school to us
either in the publio schools or the
kindergarten. We felt as happy as
the old woman in the shoe to see
their bright happy faces and to know
that they were each farther along
the road of knowledge than when we
called them our pupils. Their hap
py smiles and loving handclasps were
the best Christmas gifts we received.
The heights by great men reached and kept
were not attained by sudden flight
But they while their companions slept
Were tolling upward in the night.
Let us remember that genius is 2
per cent inspiration and 98 percent
Bring your butter, eggs, poultry
and hides to us and get the cash
for them. Liberal Cold Storage
You can buy a ladies tailored
suit at less than manufacturers
price at the Ecooomy Dry Goods
For Sale or Trade.
Four room house and household
goods all complete for housekeep
ing. Will sell household goods
and rent house, or, will exchange
household goods and rental of the
house for a good team. The house
has electric lights and water.
Owner A. H. Rhodes, Liberal,
Kans Phone 1322.
A small gold cross. Owner may
have same by calling at the office
of Blake Hardware Co. and pay
ing for this advertisement.
C. V. MANATT
" LIBERAL - - KANSAS
Practice in all Court mad Department
R. W. Dickerson
Rt. 8, Guymon, Okla.
Democrat office. Liberal, Kans.
28 miles northwest of Ltboral.)
Miss Audrv Hoyt spent holiday
week with her friend, Miss Vera
Seger, near Moscow.
P. H. Day did a little Improving
last.week in the way of putting down
a well.. Water hauling business will
soon be a thing of the past in this
neighborhood. Nearly every farmer
has a well.
A. P. Ridenour made a business
trip to Liberal last week. He was
accompanied by Wm. Lampe who Is
visiting at his place.
, Mlssr Grace Ray vlsjted with Miss
Vera Seger the latter part of last
The Ladles' Reading Circle Club
gave a big oyster supper at the home
of Mrs. Carter last Saturday evening.
See Brewer & Sutton for paint
ing, paper hanging and decorating.
We sell wall paper, paint and
picture frames made to order.
2nd door west ot Postoffice.
Farm loans S. W. Smith.
Quite a change In the weather since
Sunday was a very disagreeable day.
We have no moisture yet.'
Friday night the literary society
elected the following officers for the
next four weeks: Pres. W. 8.- Hlg
gins, V. Pres.-E. A. Pennington,
Seo.-Orpha Erlewine, Treas. A. B.
Fullmer, Sargeant at Arms Fred
The question for debate next Fri
day night Is: "Shall We Have Uni
versal Sufferage? The affirmative is
taken by ladies,
P. M. Condlt and family have mov
ed to their new home in this vicinity.
Miss Clara Childeaia returned to
her school duties at Springfield Sun
day afternoon, after a week's vaca
tion ylsit with relatives here.
Lon Gasklll spent Saturday In Lib
W. S. Iligglns and family ate New
Year's dinner at Will Harding's. "
No Sunday School or Christian En
deavor Sunday on account of the
The Augerot children enrolled in
the school here last week.
Next Sunday, Jan. 8th, Is Rev. La
throp's regular appointment here. ,
A market the year around for
butter, eggs, poultry and hides at
the highest market prices, at the
Liberal Cold Storage plant. Bring
them to us and get the cash for
More like winter the past few days.
Just the kind of weather to prove
to the children that there is no place
J. N. Hanner and son Ira were In
Liberal Thursday of last week.
We forgot to mention last week
that Joe and Ernest Rudolph are
spending the holidays at home. 1
We are informed that Elmer Pitt
senbarger has an automobile.
Roscoe and Floyd Brlghtup and
Edith Dungan spent last Sunday
with Delia and Zella Clark.
A select party was given at the J.
O. Hanner home In honor of Ira
Hanner and his sister, Miss Ethel.
The young men of this neighbor
hood got together last Saaurday, se
lected two captains, divided the com
pany of, sixteen and engaged in a
rabbit hunt. Onedlvision wentnorth,
the other division went south, the
G. W. Wessler home being the start
ing point. One side succeeded in
killing 55 rabbits and their opponents
killed 3lJ. The winners were given
an oyster supper at the expense of
Ira Hanner and his sister Ethel
were the guests of Will Melvln and
family Friday evening
No Sunday School last Sunday on
account of the cold wave and snow
showers. ' '
Ira and Ethel Hanner spent Sun
day with their sister, Mrs. DeCamp.
Last Monday morning was the
coldest so far this season. The ther
mometor at J. N. Hanner's registered
18 degrees below.
Ira Hanner started Tuesday for
Hutchinson to resume his studies In
the S. C. B. C.
J. L. nankins went to Liberal
Saturday on his bicycle.
A card from Albert Welch says
that he Is enjoying his visit in Iliin
In or near the Hall last Satur
day night a small pocket book
containing a 6ve dollar bill, some
small change and a few bread
checks. Finder please return to
this office and receive reward.
l-t.-pd. . 1 - -..
Beatrice (Okla.) Items.
18 miles southeast of Liberal.
We have been haying some" very
cold weather the past few days.
A little snow fell here on New
Mrs. B. F. Randell and children
have gone to Texas to visit her
parents and other relatives.
Mrs. J. A. Hanson and children of
Meade spent the holidays with her
sister, Mrs. EllaTerrel.
W. T. Potter and family visited
Mr. Sims at Floris Saturday. '
Mr. Sims has recently put in a
stock of goods at Floris In the Der
thick building. .
Owen Young ot Guymon, Okla., re
turned home after a week's visit with
his aunt, Mrs. Ella Terrel.
W. J. Harlow has purchased the
Hlbbs stock of merchandise and now
we have a first class store here at
Orval Hinds and wife have moved
into W. D, Boyle's house.
A. E. Stephenson and family visited
at Thomas Landreth's New Year's
W. J. Harlow and wife spent Sun
day at S. I. Rhode's.
Paul nubbard and wife spent New
Year's at the A. Morris home.
One roan mare, bronded V on
left hip, one 2 year old mare
branded on left hip, one roan
mare colt unbranded, no saddle or
harness marks on any of them.
Finder please notify O. T. Wood
Liberal. Kansas, and receive re
The advent of 1911 makes us feel
as though we were on the prai
ries of Canada. 4 below zero Monday
morning. But this cold wave will
soon pass by, and we will be having
autumn weather again.
We are glad we got none of the
light showers that visited the east
ern part of tiie state last week. Fol
lowed by this freezing weather It
would surely have been a detriment
to the wheat.
Sam Jones is threshing his kafllr
corn this week.
W. A. Thomspon, wife and two
sisters are visiting In Stevens county
these cold days.
Baymond Jones returned to his
school work at Manhattan Tuesday.
On account of the cold blustery
weather there was no meeting at the
Lone Prairie school honse last Sun
About 30 tons of well headed
kaffir corn in the bundle. Call on
12-16-tf. Phone No. 141.
Take your poultry, eggs and
hides to the Carson House and
get the cash. Carson & Wood.
Too late for last week.
Fine weather for this time of
It looks like storm at this writ
The Christmas tree and program
was well attended and all report a
J. W. Hoskinson and sister and
Miss Peffard of Liberal spent
Christmas in the neighborhood.
George Toole and Jim Hoskin
son are holding a few meetings at
Moscow this week.
It is reported that the Christ
mas tree at Moscow caught tire
and burned, which was too bad.
Mr. Nisley and family took din
ner Christmas with W. R. Hoskin
son and family.
J. W. Hoskinson and sister of
Liberal, II. H. Beard and A. II.
Titus of Lone Star were entertain
ed by C. V. Hawk -and family
S. II. Stout, who has been East
on a visit, returned home Friday
of last week.
Miss Mina Lutes, who has been
visiting her sister, returned home
A gold locket, with the name
Erma engraved on the back. Fin
der please return to this office. ,
A red stallion book on the streets
of Liberal. It also contained re
ceipts and other papers valuable
to owner only. Finder please re
turn to this office. ' tf.
AND ALL TROUBLES OF
THROAT AND LUNGS
PNEUMONIA AND CONSUMPTION
PRICE 50e and $1.00 - SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY
GEO. S SmITH & BRO
IIP tlU'.IMII.U IflBTErK- W.M1WI JiUmnilBWMWMM . BM1 P.M.'HT-y
; Car of fine Oregon apples just re
ceived. They are delicious. They can
be round at oparKs,
Also received a car
We still have
in all lines
Some lines slightly broken but we are
prepared to meet the demands of the .
Jeweler and Optician
Kansas Avenue Liberal, Kansas
i i I i
This is the time of the year
when everyone should look
to the comfort of the home.
We have nice rockers, book
cases, 'writing desks, sofas
and many other beautiful
pieces of furniture which
will add comfort to the home
and be appreciated by the
Let Us Show Them to You.
Liberal - - .. Kansas
WILL OFTEN PREVENT
opposite Diane s on
of fine Idaho potatoes
a large stock of
5 PER YEAR