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WA-KEENEY, KANS., SEPTEMBER 12. 1914
36th Year Number 28
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
Saturday, Night Sept. 12
"Adventures of Kathlyn"
8:15 and 9:45
Maximum and minimum tempera
ture according to the government
thermometer at Wa-Keeney for the
week ending Wednesday noon.
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
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
Opening Days Are i
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19
The Trego .Meitantile Co.
The old expression, "good to his
family," hides a bushel., of pecca
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.
Likewise, "good to
makes a fine gradeof , 1
a michievous boy.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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