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WA-KEENEY, KANS., JULY 3. 1915
37th Ykar Number 1 8
It's Not What You Earn, But
What You Save That Counts
If you earn $5.00 a day and spend $5.10 you are not as
well off as the person who earns $1.00 and spends 75 cent
a day. The habit of saving is one that grows by practice.
One boy though he could save a certain amount each
week, but soon found he could save twice as much and gets
lots of enjoyment in seeing his account grow. His hope is
to own a cow, and thus have an independant means of in
come, as well as lots of good fresh milk for his own as well
..as the rest of the family's use.
Have you ever wished for something but been compelled
l& to give it up because you did not have the money with which
S to buy it Our Savings Department will be glad to help you
S in making this wish come true, as it has the boy's wish above
I The Wa-Kecney State Bank
RENO MAN CLAIMS BRIDE FROM
Rev. W. W. Hess of the Presbyter
ian church performed the ceremony
last night which made Walter C. Van
Em oa and Miss Julia E. Rinker man
and' wife. The marriage took
place at the home of Mrs. S. C.
VanEmou in Hill street. Mrs. "Van
Emon is the bridegroom's mother.
Eighteen guests were present and
elaborate house decorations had been
.arranged for the event. After the
ceremony a light wedding repast was
served. Mr. and Mrs. - Van Emon
left last night for the coast, where
they will remain a few weeks before
returning to Reno to reside perma
nently. .Mrs. Van Emon came to Nevada
roa Wa-Keeney, Kins., and has been
"teaching in this state for about three
years. Her husband is chief clerk to
.X2-.H. Ashury, special Indian agent
for Nevada and is a graduate, of
tGeorgetown University. Nevada
STACK YOUR GRAIN
Unless some .unforseen calamity
should occur the wheat crop this year
-will exceed the phenomenal crop of
last year, and will probably be more
than 700,000,000 bushels of winter
wheat alone. This means that the
threshing outfits, railroads, elevators,
etc., will be crowded to the utmost
and a great part of the grain will
stand in the field for weeks. There
fore, it should be stacked:
Stacking will save grain and straw
-which might otherwise be spoiled in
Stacking will put grain through a
complete sweat which will improve
Threshing from the. stack requires
less help than shock threshing, which
will equalize the cost of stacking. -
Stacking furnishes good storage
with absolutely no cost which would
prevent glutting the market at any
The grain must be removed for
early working of -the soil. Stacking
makes it possible to plow following
harvesting. Early plowing is one of
the greatest factors in increasing the
yield. Discing the land
next best thing.
early is the '
T the Boya Enrolled in the Beys' and
Girls' Agricultural Clues ol
I am a member of several of
the agricultural clubs of Trego coun
ty. I have an acre of corn, milo and
kafir. My crops came up rather slow,
but at present they are doing fine. I
hope yours are the same.
I intend to try to win a prize at the
Fair next fall and hope all of you
will try also. If we all try we are
sure to bring honors to Trego county.
Come on boys, ail together, raise a
crop for Trego. ' .
I would like to hear from all of you
about your crops.
Epworth League Notes
The title for the Epworth League
lesson for Sunday evening, July 4th,
is: "Re member ing Jonah's Whale
and Forgetting His Message."
This is an interesting lesson and
we have a splendid leader in Hazel
E. K. Baker of. Govs county was in
Wa-Keeney,.. Wednesday,' taking the
-cream testing examination. - " --:
Voda Local Union 742
The above local held their regular
meeting last Saturday, June 26, 1915,
at which time ten new members were
admitted. The work of initiation
was performed by officers: Dick
Owens, James Zeman, John Stradal,
E. Mensing, Fred Schwanbeck, John
Ivan and John Bordovsky, the same
was done with great credit to them
selves and honor to the Union.
I hid heard, from what I had con
sidered reliable source, that Voda
local sras busted. (Pardon me for
making use of the word as expressed
by my informant.). But as I am a
member of an adjoining local and had
the honor of receiving an invitation
to attend: said meeting,. I certainly
took advantage of the opportuniny as
I was anxious to know if there was
any truth in the currant report, that!
the good old local 742 was about to go
out of existence. But to my surprise
on my arrival at Voda, I was not able
to get within two goose quackles of
the place of meeting on account of
the obstruction Caused by automobiles
and vehicles of every discription.
The work was somewhat delayed
owing to the late arrival of candi
dates which was rather embarrassing
to the officers, as was plainly seen on
their countenances. But I wish to
say that the Voda local should feel
proud of the work done by their offi
cers, as it certainly was impressive on
the candidates and their duty whiih
they obligated themselves to per
form, and I would advise any member
of the union - who has not visited
Voda local when they have candi
dates to take in, to take advantage
of the first opportunity, as I am sure
you will be well paid for the time
and on conclusion, I beg to state as a
local member that as long as the
members of the Voda local can retain
in office such men as Dick Owens, J.
Stradal, E. Mensing, Fred Schwan
beck', J. Ivan and J.'Bordovsky, there
will be no chance of their going
busted but to the contrary, they are
bound to reach tlae goal of their am
bition. I A Visiting Member.
Five-burner gasoline range "New
Ycocess," in good condition. Mrs. Ida
irierson auv io
Or after U need a watch get one
Hamilton, Illinois, Elgin.
And a watch for one dollar al
ways on hand.
Watch repairing a specialty. '
A. S. TREGER
Two Shows -
Our friend,' Cottonstein, of Kansas
City, wants us to order our harvest
supplies from him, guaranteed bottled
in bond. Perhaps he has not heard
that we got hailed out. Nuthin'
The man who looses his crop by
hail, fire or flood, is entitled to sympa
thy, but the one who wastes his sub
stance on worse than useless harvest
supplies can hardly claim any.
The papers are having considerable
fun at the expense of our assessor be
cause a fifty dollar dog has disap
peared from the tax rolls of the coun
cy. ine crutn or the matter is, we
have never had a canine in this com
mnnity which anyone except the
owner would value at one-tenth of
fifty, dollars. In fact, there is not a
dog on the townsite which is worth
fifty whoops in a slop jar for any
prastical purpose. -
Old Si says he doesn't mind what
the chiggers eats but the pesky
critter's eight legs trample down and
wasts a heap of the raw material.
In southeast Kansas they are using
beer kegs to float their, binders
through the flooded wheat fields but
in Oklahoma they are towed around
on flatboats. In other places farmers
are trying o save their crops with
the old-fashioned Armstrong reaper.
And that reminds the writer of this
squib that a wet Kansas harvest
caused Kim to swing a cradle in 1878.
Yes, harvest is late this year but
not as late as it was in 1891. That
year not much wheat was cut until a-
bout the tenth, of July. ,
For several years the brown thresh
ers appeared to have designs upon
a certain peach tree as a nesting
place but made no efforts to build in
it. Last season a pair of mockers
built in the1 tree and raised a broori
there. This spring the threfch'erS.took
possession of the tree, drove all other
birds away and built in the exact
place where the mockers nestled last
season. Then came the hail storm of
June 15 and stripped the tree almost
naked. The threshers abandoned
tha nest, leaving two cold eggs in the
deserted and desolate home.' The
next day they were building again in
a more sheltered and secluded spot a
bout one hundred feet from the
original nest. The new. nest was
completed and contained two eggs in
less than a week after the storm had
driven them from the old home.
, Some of these extra early harvest
hands are pretty good ' workers and
take their hard luck with the spice of
good humor. We have had one at
Warnoak, for example. He says his
name is Gunn, that he is not loaded,
and not dangerous. We found him to
be a willing worker, which was for
tunate, because as he is left-handed
he would have been an awkward man
to "fire". .
Buckskin mire mule, six years old,
weight 950 pounds, with black . pony
mare with smooth mouth. Finder
notify O. L. Cook, Wa-Keeney, Ks.
Land For Sale
North half of section 2, 13, 25, Tre
South 1-2 of section 3 , 12, 23, Trego
county. ' '
Northeast 1-4 of section 36, 12, 24,
Most of this land is in cultivation,
and all splendid smooth land. In
spect these farms and write me mak
ing your best offers. Land is going to
boom in Trego county this fall, so
get busy and buy now.
T. H. Pollock,
10 and 15 Cents 8:30 and 9:30 O'clock
G&J&BEKT - THEATER
THE MAN WHO DREAMS
A noted man once said: 'The nan
with imagination rules the earth."
Tfete man who dreams and imagines
the highest ideals and then strives
and does attain them that is the
man who is master of his life.
Dreams, or imagination, are char
acteristic of human nature. The gjrl
with her doil-baby, the boy with his
broom-stick horse we all look back
on those days of imaginative pleasures
withasmiie. The simple, unlimited,
uncontrolled imagination, is what
makes our childhood days so reminis
.As childhood pleasures are by-products
of the imagination, so are many
of our grown-up pleasures. What
one of us is there but loves to sit a
lone and let his imagination wander
and create worlds of its own worlds
full of ideals? We wish for certain
condtions to be real, but since many
of them cannot be as we wish, we de
light in imagining them so.
All of us have ideals. Those ideals
are fruits of our imaginations. And
the man who sets up those ideals in
his dreams and then works until he
attains them, is the man who rules
the earth. The great sculptor always
has a vivid picture in mind of his ,
work as he wishes it to look on
completion. The realization of that
picture in his mind is the ideal he
has in view when he begins his work. 1
bo with the painter.
rr hie rt,o,mo(i
or the way he wants his picture to
looii, and that is the end he strives
for. So with the writer, the inventor
the musician, the scientific investiga
tor, the initiative step of all is the
dream, and the success of the work
lies in how near in reality it attains
to the imaginative. ,
The man with little' imagination
is a mere automaton, doing as he sees
others do, because he cannot imagine
any otner way to do. He has no
marked individuality of-his own, for
he has no dreams to live up to,
Imagination means individuality; for
as wa live in our dream lives, so we
will live more or less in reality.
All great men have had their
'eaiaa so strong and so viyid that
they dd not stop until " the dreams
have become a reality Kansas In
Maximum and minimum tempera
ture according to the government
thermometer at Wa-Keeney for the
week ending Wednesday noon..
. Max. ; Min.
Monday .". . 81 .
Tuesday 18 .
Wednesday;.. . ... 85.
Rain fell on fifteen of
days of June,
varied from a
in amounts which
trace to an inch or
more. The total for the month is
4.85 inches and for the first six
months of the year it is 17.03. There
were four dry spells during the
month, each consisting of two days
in succession on which no rain fell.
There were 11 clear days, 15 partly
cloudy and four cloudy. The highest
temperature was 87 on the 18th, and
the mean temperature for the month
67. Destructive hail fell at this
station on the 15th - and - on three
other days within a few -miles.
Aurora and "sun- dogs',', occured on
the 26th and "northern lights" were
visible one evening.
The deadly "buckle through the
ring" almost cost the li-ves of two,
persons Wednesday. Every person
driving horses should take a lesson
from this and see that the driving
lines are properly equipped with rings
to prevent such re-occurrencesT
L. S. Myerly leftr: Wednesday even
inf for Concordia,' Kans., to be with
his son, Dr. Clark Myerly, who was
taken to the hospital at that place
last Saturday to have an operation
performed. Clark's condition is rather
serious, but his speedy recovery is
Insurance : Farm Loans
(Register of Deeds of Trego County Eight Consecutive Years)
LATE GRAIN CROPS
-' Manhattan, Kans., June 29 Con
tinued wet weather, floods and high
water have washed or drowned out
crops to such an extent that large
areas are vet to be planted. Many
fields will not be dry .enough to plant
until sometime in July. It is of im
portance to know what crops will do
the best when planted on this ground.
If corn is to be grown for grain or
for silage it will be safest to plant
Pride of Saline, Iowa Silver Mine,
Hogue's or Reid's yellow dent and
Minnesota No. 13. The best crops to
grow for grain are feterita, dwarf
milo. If the grain crop cannot be
planted untHJuly 15, feterita is the
safest crop to plant. Crops which
are intended for the silo can - be
harvested two or three weeks earlier
than for grain. In choosing a crop
silage it is advisable to choose one
that will use all the growing season.
Quick maturing varieties"vproduce a
relatively small growth and make a
small yield of silage. For early Jury
planting a 100-day corn, red amber
sorghum, white hulled kafir, feterita.
Freed's sorghum or black amber sor
ghum should be planted for silage.
Fr planting which is delayed until
the middle of July, it will be safest-
to plant feterita, Freed's sorghum
and black sorghum for silage. When
grown for silage, sorghum should be
planted about twice as thick as, when
grown for grain, 10 or 15 pounds be
ing planted to the acre." 'In growing
crops for feed, sowed cane and kafir
can be planted as late as the middle.
of July, with reasonable assurance
that they will -make a fair crop of hay.
If.theyVa.re sown broadcast they
should be planted so thickly that the
hay will be tine. Millet can be sown
as late as the middle of July with
safety. German millet' will Tequire
cwo weeks longer to mature than
common millet and should be sown
about July 15. Sudan grass will ma
ture hay in from 50 to 65 days and
may be sown any time in July. Early
varieties of cowpeas, such as New Era
and Groit, will mature hay in an
average season if planted, by July 15.
If they are planted two weeks earlier
a better crop or nay wm be securea.
Grandma Pays the Bill
Before the busy merchant
Stood pretty little Bess:
I want some doff for dolly,
Enough to make a dress."
"What color, little lady?H
The pleasant dealer said.
Why, don't you know?" she "an
swered; "I want it awful red."
He smiled and cut the fabric
For the delighted little miss.
"What does it cost?" she questioned.
He answered, '-Just one kiss."
And then the clerks who heard her
'Went roaring up and down;
"My grandma said she'd pay you
Next time she came to town." Ex.
THE SUCCESS ALPHABET
If you would succeed in the highest
meaning of the word you must be:
active, benencient, cautious, discreet,
earnest, faithful, " genial, hopeful,
intelligent, Just, kind, liberal, manly,
noble, optimistic, positive, quick, re
liable, sensible, truthful, under
standing, virtuous, watchful, expedi
tious, yielding, zealous Ex.
Why not clean up your little loans
and put it all in a Real Estate loan
with longer time to meet it The
Wa-Keeney State Bank Adv. 2tf.
Kansas City Stock Yards, June 29,
1915. Monday's cattle supply fell
short of the estimate of 11000, by
1700 head. This proved a strong feat
ure today, with 7000 on sale, and
prices were steady to 15 higher. The
first of the Clinton County, Missouri
summer crop of steers arrived, and
sold at $9 to $9.40, the top price paid
for 2 loads weighing 1502 lbs. This
district cuts a big figure in furnish
ing prime beef cattle through the
summer, at this market,, and the
opening sales were very satisfactory
to owners. Mixed yearlings sold 10
higher, up to $9.50, bulk of the native
fed steers at $8.40 to $9.00. Butcher
grades sold strong to 10 higher,
choice cows up to $7.75. Several lots
of fed Colorados arrived, and sold at
$8.60 to $9.05, and eight loads of west
erns from the Scottsbluff Nebraska-
district sold at $9.00, to 1290 lbs aver
age; six loads of these sold in St. Jos
eph at $8 85 today. A train of Idaho
fed westerns sold at $8.25. In the
quarantine division 62 carloads
arrived, following a run of 148 cars
there Monday. South Texas grassers
sold at $7.35 and $7.40, weighing
around 1000 lbs, cake fed steers of
middle class brought $7.50, 1000 to
1100 lbs. average, and two cars of
Oklahoma grazed old Mexicos $7,15,
922 lbs average. Buyers cannot con
ceal the latent strength of the beef
cattle market, and the good pros
pects . are stimulating demand for.
fleshy feeders, ?or a quick finish.
Some of this class sold at $8.55 today.
Bulk of the stockers and feeders sell
at $7.00 tot AT 80, a few-common cat
tle around $6.50. . -
Hogs sold 5 lower today receipts
15000 head. Demand was ample to
take everything, packers coming in
strong on the late market, and pay
ing within 2 1-2 cents of the top price
which was $7.55. Bulk of sales rang
ed from $7.40 to $7.52 1-2. Heavy
hogs sell about 5 cents under middle
and light weights. Stocks of pro
duct are not being disposed of to any
great extent, and continue a burden
to killers, taxing storage room at
killing centers. A belter movement
of cured meats, and especially lard, is
expected, which will help the live
Sheep and lambs sold 15 to 25 low
er today, following an advance of
fully that much yesterday. Receipts
6000 head, including several large
strings of Arizona spring lambs,
these selling at $10.00, native spring
lambs at the same figure, some Texas
yearlings at $6.25, natives ewes worth
around $5.25. Buyers paid the ad
vance yesterday under protest, and.
a further break in prices is expected
J. A. Rickart,
WHAT IS IT? LET US SEE
The extension division of Kansas .
State University has promoted, , dur- -. .
ing the past year, a most helpful "
series of contests among second class
cities to determine which of these is
most nearly ideal as a place to rear
children.. For the present year the
third class cities are to have an op
portunity to present their claims and.
prove their worth.
One of the most significant things
of modern times is the community -
idea, embraced in the child welfare
movement. No community or city
could hope for richer, more helpful
advertising than that which comes
from participation in this movement.
Wa-Keeney's civic, social, educa
tional and religious , organizations -could
have a sp'endid opportunity to
assert their power, and place our town
where she rightly belongs among the
very first of the state. Nor would she
suffer by comparison, her progressive
and determined people would see to
it that the $1000.00 prize would come
Then too the. wonderful . amount of
good that would come to her children
and to our community as a whole
could not be measured.
Citizens lets look into this matter
and move toword the" head of the list
of third class cities of Kansas.
Lost - Boys cameo ring. Finder
please return to this office. Adv. 18.
Dr. XMea' Aati-r&la puis far backache
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