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Prints All Official County News WA-KEENEY, KANS., SEPTEMBER 12. 1914 36th Year Number 28 WES mmm ! A 1 When you deposit your money in the bank you are relieved of the care and worry of any one else taking it from you. Also if you lose your check book it has no commercial value to the finder, while a pocket booir containing money can be used by . the finder and no one is the wiser. You need not be either worried or careless, but deposit your money and checks with us and use your own check book to purchase what you will. x '. ; - The Wa-Keeney State Bank Wa-Keeney, Kansas. Saturday, Night Sept. 12 "Adventures of Kathlyn" Two Shows 8:15 and 9:45 Three Reels lO CENTS THE AJRDOME I 1 Weather Keport Maximum and minimum tempera ture according to the government thermometer at Wa-Keeney for the week ending Wednesday noon. Max. Min. Thursday 91 51 Friday 97.. 62 Saturday 95 62 Sunday 87 63 Monday 86 65 Tuesday 85 63 Wednesday 5 69 We have had no raia since last re port. Sam F. Peacock writes from Battle Mountain, Nevada, to say that lie is working for a mining company who are operating in Copper Canyon near that place. However, it is gold, not copper, that they are hunting. W. A. Eppler Coming I will be in my office at Wa-Keeney on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, September 15th, 16th, and 18th, for the purpose of taking up any and all matters of importance and ad justments of any matters pertaining to my business or in any way con cerning the Blue Front Implement House. Remember the dates, Sep tember, loth, 16th, and 13bn and meet me there sometime during this period and in that way avoid any unnecessary expense - or additional cost that might be caused by auto mobile hire or walking clear out to your farms. "Yours truly, Walter Eppler and the Bull Dog. Joe Sigler is hauling out lumber to build a new house. Geo Hunt has the contract to build same. Hoosier Cabinet Sale g Oc73 Wiles SOttpt (?t famous fftxxsrer 1 bottle Vanila Ext. 1 bottle Orange Ext. 1 bottle Lemon Ext. 1 pkg. Soda 1 pkg. R. B. Powder 2 pkgs of Oats 1 pkg Tapioca 1 pkg! Cora Starch 1 pkg. S. Flakes 1 pkg. Tosties 1 pkg. Coffee 5 pkgs. of Spices 1 pkg. Chocolate 1 pkg. Cocoa 1 pkg. Tea With all Hoosier Cabinets sold for spot cash during the month of August the above list of Groceries furnished free, ' Pay mjent plan will be carried on same as usual, but no groceries given with cabinets bought on payments. ; Call and let us-show the -eabinets to you.r S. J. STRAW Will You Come To The Opening? the New Fashions Are Beautiful woen by HOMER OF STYLE Wonderful are the colors! Exquisite the materials! Picturesque the shapes! Modish! Becoming! So ' ex ceptional are the styles, materials, colorings, that ad jectives fail to do this seasons fashions justice. " Miss McClaurey has just returned from her buying trip. The stock is the largest in years. " " ' To our exhibits we welcome you and we. welcome your friends. Opening Days Are i Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 The Trego .Meitantile Co. WA-KEENEY, KANSAS Dicta grams The old expression, "good to his family," hides a bushel., of pecca dilloes. . What! Don't you know what a peccadillo is? Well don't get excit ed. It, is nothing to eat, and neither do they" put the stuff in chow-chow. ' air" paper as well as the person who is always seeing things that are not visible to his neighbors. Dick Taobafh. Likewise, "good to makes a fine gradeof , 1 a michievous boy. 'his mother," vhftewash" for - And the king was wroth and sent forth his army ani killed the mur derers. Also rubbed it in by burning their city. Near parable. It is hard to evade war taxes, com ing or going. J u3t at the preserving season the price of sugar goes up. " If you try to,.dodge it by canning the fruit the price of rubber tires for Mason jars has also risen. However, you should not let your hatred of the war to cause you to jump onto to the Brussels carpet, or cause you to shoot the -Belgian hare. Take your spite out on the Russian thistle and the English sparrow. O ves there is the German carp, also. There seems to be no more need of an ante-engagement or wedding an nouncement than the real estate deeds or leases should be "announ ced," Nethertheless, everybody sits up and takes notice. All the world loves a lover, old bachelors included. Rendering the Latin "multum in parvo" into plain English makes it read "Vest Pocket Edition." Say what you please about the lit tle Ford, such as "tin lizzie" and "road louse," far all that it is mighty handy to have one . hanging around when the firebell rings. , - - O . - . Our good friend Workemst in, of Kay see mo, very -kind ly v sends us a nice letter, warning us ' that the price of whiskies and other liquors is likely to advance ail on account of the war. .Well, If necessary, we" can get along on city water. But then, the price of city water might be advanced just about as rea sonable on the same excuse. This war sure is Sherman on prices, and any old excuse is . better than none.' Eggs are going up. .The hens are about to stop laying,- owing to the difficulty in getting chemicals from Germany. War news headlines are unreliable. Different papers use quite different headlines over the same item. ' But that is not strange, perhaps. There is about the same difference between papers as between persons. Some are more excitable than others, or less conservative, and there is the "hot SUGGESTIONS FOR - SAVING THE FEED CROP Western Kansas is going to produce another big feed crop, in most sec tions as large as in 1912 and perhaps larger. We are all familiar with the way eed was wasted that year, many 'llds not even, being-harvested. Last year this surplus feed was needed very badly. - Careful Stacking In my visits with the farmers I have observed .that the most successful and efficient farmers as a rule permit but little waste on the farm. Where there is ho silo the feed is carefully stacked and stacks weighed so the tops will not be blown off by windstorms. I know of farmers who make a practice of keeping one year's supply of feed ahead. A farmer was visited recently where there was a stack of bound cane that was grown and stacked in 1912. ' This cane was so carefully stacked that about: two or' three inches under the surface it was as bright and green in color as the day it was stacked. If every farmer would follow this plan and always have a reserve oh hand, there would be no feed shortage and it would not be necessary to. sacrifice stock in the Vlean" years. Placing In the Silo Better Than Stacking It is a better plan to place a part of the feed crops in the silo. If this is properly done there would be less loss than by stacking dry and and the feed will be in a more palata ble and digestible form and will re main in that condition indefinitely. Get Busy, With the Pit Silo It is time to be getting busy if qqe is. going: to put in a silo -this season. A number of pit silos are now being constructed in the district. Farmers are" using more' care in their work; than was the case a year ago. A thicker coat of cement is being used and the extension ahqve ground ranges from two to ten feet. -' Last year but few made any extension above ground and -some loss was the result from run-off water getting in at the top of the silo and" dirt drift ing over the silage. On account of some pit silos being poorly construc ted, repairs " will have to be made be fore refilling.' It pays to do the work well and then it will not require any further attention. ' -- When to Fill the Silo Do not be in too big a hurry to fill the silo. The sorghum crops will be used largely for this purpose In Western Kansas and they should be in the stiff dougb stage to give the best result for silage purposes. - , " Filling the -Silo Some have made the mistake of adding too much water, particularly when the crop is in an immature stage of. growth. When the crop is properly matured it is safer to add water than when Im mature, but it may not be necessary to add any water. . To give good re sults the silage should pack well in in the silo. Some instances have been noted where the kafir or corn was placed in the silo whole and there was usually considerable loss from air getting in and spoiling the silage around the walls. For best re sults the material to be placed in the silo should be cut in half inch lengths. Knives should be kept sharp for this purpose and it is welt to have two Bets and change once a day so they may be kept sharp at all limes. Everybody Lilies the - Silo I have visited the most of the silos in the eight counties in my district and have not yet found a single man who was dissatisfied with his silo, but instead a good many are planning to build one or two more this season. The man who has tried it ought to know. -Build one more as a "reserve". W. A. Boxs, District Agricultural Agent. LOULA LONG AT TOPEKA FAIR The Popular Horsewoman Will Have Finest Horses From the Longview Stables at the Topeka Horse Show ; Miss Loula Long, the most cele brated ' and popuiar horsewoman in the West, will be at the Horse Show at the Topeka fair September 14 to 18, with sixteen head of famous blue bloods from the Long private stables, and two carloads of elaborate vehicles. . Miss Long is the daughter of R. A. Long, the Kansas City millionaire, who is owner of Longview Farm, where a limitless amount of money has been invested in fine barns and buildings and equipment. At Long view Farm the aristocracy of horse dam is to. be found. The stables at Longview Farm are not excelled by any in the country. Miss Long will take to Topeka the same horses that she entered in the - Madison Square Hqrse Show, New York, the Coliseum, Chjcaga, . and a.t St. Louis, St Paul and other large cities. Miss Long delights in competition. She is a true sportswoman. ' She wishes to win only if her entry is the best. She will meet at the Topeka Horse Show entries from other stables that have competed with her at horse shows in the big eastern cities and she will find plenty of competition for Topeka will have the biggest and best horse show ever held in the state. " -v The musical feature of the Horse Show will be Conway's famous band of forty pieces and grand opera singers direct from New York. ; There will be many other interes ting attractions at the Topeka fair, The finest show stock rom Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado and other states will be there. The premiums for live stock and agricul tural exhibits amount to $22,500 and this big sum is attracting some of the finest displays made at the fairs this year. There will be five days' j racing with running races every af I ternoon; special features and two ) bands every day; Better Babies de? i partment; ten acres devoted to ma- ; cmuery; a Dunaing aevotea to poultry j and another to mercantile exhibits; I 12,000 pens for swine and sheep; art, : culinary, needle work, women's and home departments; lectures and -aemonstrations by farm experts; and a thousand and one features besides. -There will be something doing every minute at Topeka the week of Sep tember 14.' NATIVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS During three afternoons at the fair about sixty natives of Trego county, twenty years old or older, gave me their names and ages and received copies of the leaflet history of the county. Several were in at tendance at the fair who were not en rolled. Not one was enrolled for the year 1878, or earlier.' Walter T. Ba ker is the oldest of those enrolled for the 5 rear period beginning with that year and .received the first premium Hawthorn's 3 - volume history of the United States. Joseph E. Reddig is the oldest enrolled for the second 5-year period, beginning with the year 1883, and received two volumes of fiction by Hall Caine. Gilbert G. Greenwood is the .oldest of those enrolled for the third 5-year period, beginning with the year 1888, and received one volume of fiction by Hall Caine. About an equal number of old timers were enrolled, also. I interest in the study of local history and would be pleased to have all these natives and others become members of the Kansas State Histori cal Society. Wm. E. Connelly, To peka, Kansas, is the secretary. Membership dues are one dollar per year, or ten dollars paid at one time, for a life membership. There are no other assessments r expenses. The society would like to have ten or more active members In each county. Respectfully yours, " . A. S.. Pba-cock. rs Kansas, State Fair at Hutchlnso The business men tTf Kansas are al ways Interested in things which make for progress and prosperity right now. They contribute their taxes to the public welfare with as little protest as any class of men, but they are particularly interested in things that promote business progress and prosperity. - Such is the purpose of a State fair. It is an educational fair. " Whether it be hogs, cattle, sheep, horses, farm implements, textile fabrics or any other thing pertaining -to the In dustries of the people - of the State, it is an exhibition of the real thing. From these real things, comparisons are made. People learn more by see-' ing than in any other way. There is probably no institution in the af fairs of men where the people can learn so mucn in so snort a time lor so little money. It is the approved method now for more than a century and a half. It was established in England and is practiced today more strenously and more generally . than ever before. It is an institution that gives more dignity to the occupation of agriculture than anything else that is done. It is a great thing for young people. They never forget the types of animals or the classy and beautiful things they see at the State Fair. From start to finish it is a live, " active influence in'the promotion of 4-l.A- AA4 .. ...4 - - I . Zt i On the theory that "All work: and qo play makes Jack a dull boy" there a.re. numerous - great attractions, all clean, and wholesome, provided for the entertainment of the visitors to the State . Fair. The State Fair at Hutchinson this year, " Sept. 12-19, will have something going on all the time, both day and evening. It is entirely proper for the people to take a few days off for ' the pleasures and profits incident . to a State . Fair. Everybody tls invited. It is a fair promoted bv the people for the peo ple. The hospitality of Hutchinson is well established and for the fourteenth time they invite the citi zens of the great'southwest to meet and enjoy the week and offer every assistance to make their sojourn in the city pleasant and profitable. ATTENTION MASONS - There will be a special communica tion in the Masonic ball on Sunday, September 13, 1914, at 1 o'clock p. m. All Masons are requested to be present and attend the funeral of Brother W. C. Olson. By. order of C R. Kirby, W. M.