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37th Year Number
What Will the
With the wheat beginning to turn yellow we are
anxiously awaiting the cutting and stacking of it.
Our interest in this crop will not cease until it is
threshed and sold. What a mistakes we would
make if we neglected everything but this one crop.
We would have nothing to Harvest next year.
It takes care and attention on all sides to make
a success of any business. We are glad to help you
finance your crop and will count it a pleasure to
have you consult us. .
The Wa-Keeney State Bank
Wa-Keeney, Kansas.
Must have a watch. Without one it might cost him
many times the price of a watch in one day. My watches
from one dollar and up, with my personal guarantee as well
as that of the manufactures' are at very low prices.
Come and Examine
The engagement and set rings I just received. They
are of very tine quality, the latest designs, at popular prices.
A. S. TRE GER Wa-Kt.eT, Kansas
There is a feeling abroad that Kan
sas people are different from other
folks. While it is nice to know we
are considered "different'! from the
general dead monotony of humanity,
we sometimes wonder "wherein are
we different?" ' By most observers it
is conceded that Kansas furnishes
the purest type of real Americans. If
this means because Kansas takes
magazines, newspapers, reads more
books, has more independent think
ers, send more of her sons and daugh-Jcity
ters to the higher institutions of
learning, gives more to help the needy,
support our schools and churches bet
ter, have the finest automobile roads
all this per capita then truly we
are different. There is this that a
stranger soon notices in coming into
our midst, that we have place for the
comparative degree in our life. We
always have the best or the poorest,
the biggest or the least in everything.
Our crops are the biggest on record
or the smallest; it rains until we
shout flood or it is so dry it seems
impossible for it to rain; we have the
best people or the worst; and this
may to some extent, make us a
marked people. Be the above argu
ment as it may, Kansas produces peo
ple '-who do" or "who don't." If
people of other states are looking for
a land of "dead levels," our advice is
for tl.em not to come to Kansas. But if
they are looking for a land of oppor
tunity and will take a man's chance
at "making good" no place on the
dear old earth calls louder to them.
We have money, schools, churches,
banks, farms, roads and -.people that
are different waiting for them; but if
they want to be the common, ordi
nary, street loafing, wife beating,
whiskey drinking, cigarette smoking
folks, they should not come to Kansas,
because the steam-roller of progress
will run over them or run them out
before six months have gone by Yes,
we are "different", and are mighty
glad of it." Hays Free Press.
An old story, resurrected by the
Wilson County Citizen: A few days
ago one of our citizens cut into a
pound of butter which he had pur
chased at a grocery whose" proprietor
does not advertise, and found therein
a small tin box, which contained a
small piece of paper bearing the fol
lowing written in a neat feminine
hand: "I am a girl of 18, good look
ing and an excellent housekeeper:
Should this be found by some unmar
ried Christian gentleman, will he
please write to the following ad
dress?" The finder being a bachelor,
decided to unravel the affair, and
succeeded -only to destroy the ro
mance. The girl who had written
the note had died many years ago,
leaving an aged husband and agrown
up family.
' Money .To loan oa real estate securi
ty. Herman Long A tit 18J4t. .-
Harvest Be?
Hail Order Commandments
You shall sell your farm produce
for cash wherever you can, but not
to us. We do not buy from you. .'
You must believe our statements
and buy mil your goods from us, be
cause we want to pur your , local, ,merr
chant out of business.
Yrou shall send the money in ad
vance, because we will not trust you,
although you must trust us with
your money. -
You shall apply .to your nearest
to help you build good roads so
you can get your goods from the
depot; we do not build country roads.
You shall buy your church fixtures
from us and collect from the business
men of your city money for the bene
fit of the churches; we do not donate
to country schools and churches.
You shall buy your tools from us
and do your own work in order to
drive the mechanics from your vicini
ty. You shall induce your neighbor to
buy everything from us because we
have room for more money and want
to draw all the-cash from your com
munity. You shall look at the beautiful pic
tures in our catalogue until your
wishes increase so you will buy goods
you do not need.
Uou shall buy from your merchants
only such perishable gooas as you can
not get from us, and you must have
them booK the bi;l and save your
cash for us.
You shall, in case of sickness or
need, apply for aid to your local mer
chants, because we do not know you
or care to Ex
A dandy good 160-acre farm, lays
almost level, and the best of farm
land, part in cultivation, also a good
well, plenty water. One-fourth of the
crop goes with the farm if sold right
away, close to church, good road to
Ogallah, only 8 miles out. Will sell
very cheap on easy terms. Call On or
address R. H. Burns, Wa-Keeney,
Kans .Ad? 19 tf.
Lost 1 Linen Embroidery hand
bay. Please return same to rthis
office. Adv.it.
Two Shows
Dicta grams
Miss Elsie Taylor, formerly a Trego
county teacher, was one of the in
structors in the Teachers' Institute
recently held at BerryviUe, Carroll
county, Arkansas. -
wnen writing letters do you ever
have to use a second-choice word be
ciuse you don't know how to spell
the word you would rather use?
Well, there are others. ' "
One of the worst - kinds of libel al
ways begins, "As Lincoln said" etc.
Most likely Lincoln didn't say any
thing of the sort and his memory is
entitled to better treatment.
A Wa-Keeney sign says, "Wanted:
Buggies two paint." It is one of the
kind which attracts attention and
ought to have more of less pulling
power; plural in form but singular in
Some ate born great, some have
greatness thrust upon them, and
others achieve it by hammering a
coiorea man. ay tne way, do you
happen to know what Jess is doing
these dull times?
One of the latest: "There was an
old man who had a wooden leg, he
had no auto and didn't want to beg;
but he had a coal scuttle and 4-inch
board, so he nailed 'em together and
called it a Ford."
Dodd Gaston is looking for the old
fashioned woman who knows how to
cook string beans. Let him furnish
the beans and the bacon and we'll
show him. (Co'ntiel' beans and coun
try bacon stipulated.)
Prof. Geo. E. Rose, well-known in
Wa-Keeney on account of his insti
tute work here, has just closed a
four weeks session at Concordia. One
of his fellow laborers in the Cloud
county institute was J. C. Coffman,
also well-known nere.
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. Bull fights, dog fights, prize fights
and cock fights, size up pretty well
together. There are other so-called
amusements or contests -scarcely, less
brutal or brutalizing and which do
not produce or create anything of
moral or material value..
The "safe and sane Fourth" idea
is-a good one but it can be carried a
little too far in making the day seem
"different." For example, last Sun
day was so cold the church furnaces
had to be fired up to prevent a freeze
out of services.
He is also looking for the old-fashioned
girl who was named Matilda.
Those who were brought up on Mc
Guffey's readers will advise him to
leave Mattie alone. "Matilda, though
a pleasant child, one greviou3 fault
possessed." Next!
Since the first day of July brought
the miik man, ice man, water man,
light man, phone man, and all other
fellows with their little bills, it was
not very hard to have a sane Fourth.
And the fact that the Fourth fell on
Sunday also helped a little.
A war for race preservation was
recently fought out on Oakes street.
The allies in the case were a brown
thresher, a bee bird and a yellow
breasted fly catcher, and they were
joined in battle against a purple
grackle. The latter is the lordly
black bird whiqh struts about the
lawn as if he owned the whole town
and whose chief .delight is to destroy
the nests and eggs of other birds.
And by the way, the brown thresh
er is often erroneously called the
brown thrush. The bee bird is
properly called king-bird,; owing to
his superior fighting ability, and the
yellow breast is also called the Ar
kansas king-bird. Both are fly catch
ers. The purple, grackle is black and
10 and 15 Cents 8:30
nas a snining neck but is not proper
ly a blackbird. Some berries are
black and yet they are not black
berries. Speaking of diamond dyes (which
probably you were not even thinking
about), the war has made Dutch
diamonds and German dyes pretty
scarce in this country. Easy com
munication between different coun
tries has made them more or less de
pendent upon one another and this
war is helping the people of all parts
of the world to realize the fact. Per
haps another result will be to force
each country into an effort to pro
duct at home all those things which
are essential for the existence of its
people and thus diversify its in
dustries. : - O
-At last it has dawned on us that
Champ Clark's "Honeyshuck" "jun
gle" is nothing more than a thicket
Of thorny locust trees. O snucks!
Why, we have thousands of them
fight here in Keeney and lots of 'em
ire as thornless as a barber pole.
And-in spite of the hail-we have
hollyhocks till you can't count 'em.
What's the use of making so much
noise about a wedding. We have
dozens of marriaares ritrht at home
fuliy as important any Champs folks
can pull off and Brother Brvin is
weicome to drop in on us 'most any
old time.
. I always look for the Saturday car
toons in the Topeka State Journal,
depicting the prominent events of
ttie week at the capital city. On
Tuesday of last week the supreme
court declared the mortgage registra
tion law unconstitutional but the
artist made the court write the de
cision with Its left hand in a right-
hand sleeve, judging by the cuff
which buttoned on the thumb side
of the hand. "On the other hand,'
the section of the cartoon which was
devoted to the Saturday news repre
sented two very much worried and
anxious looking teachers - who were
tWiDg the examination for teachers'
certificates. They were writing with
their right hands and their geberal
appearance was a forcible reminder
of my own experience and observa
tion in years gone by.
After writing and reading the a
bove and thinking it all over, I am
not sure but the court had given the
registration law a left-handed cuff.
You own an automobile. You have
paid your license fee, which is an
evidence of good citizenship on your
part. Your neighbor owns an auto
mobile. Has he paid his fee? If not,
that is an evident of a lack of good
citizenship on his part. I congrat
ulate you and thank you for your
prompt compliance with a law in
which I am profoundly interested
and for the enforcement of which I
am in a large measure responsible.
When the present automobile law
was first passed there was some op
position to it among automobile own
ers. Many of them claimed that as
their machines were assessed and
taxed as personal property the license
fee was in the nature of double tax
ation. But when it was understood
that the money paid for such license
was to be used solely for the main
tenance and improvement of roads al
ready established and not for the lav
ing out and building of new roads or
the construction of bridges, the auto
mobile owners as a rule accepted the
law with good grace and cheerfully
complied with its provisions. They
argued that the automobile license
fee is a special fee provided for a
special purpose and that purpose is
the improvement of roads already
established and is of special benefit
to automobile owners. So as a rule
they have obeyed the law and paid
the fees. j
But there are a few delinquents in
every community. A few men who!
are willing to reap the benefits of
Bonded Abstracter
Wa-Keeney, Kansas
(Register of Deeds of Trego County Eight Consecutive Years)
the good roads paid for with your
money and that of other law-abiding
citizens like you. It is not right and
it is not fair that you should pay
$5.00 for the privilege of operating
your car for a year while some other
fellow enjoys the privilege of opera
ting his car for nothing on the roads
you have paid Tor. It is for this rea
son that I am asking every owner of
an automobile in the state to co-operate
with me in the rigid enforcement
of the law. If you know of anyone
anywhere in the, state who is opera
ting a car without paying a license
fee I will esteem it a very great; fai
vor if you will give me his, name and
address so I may proceed to compel
him to take out a license. I assure
you that any information you may be
able to furnish me 'may he treated as
scnctiy. cnaa.en.tial and under no
circumstances ir-Vour name be used
or the source of the information be
revealed. I ask you to do this be
cause I feel that it is right that all
should be treated alike and that you
are in a position to know if
there is anyone operating "accar in
your community contrary to law.
During the year ending June 30,
1915, there were in round numbers,
60,000 automobiles and 10,000 - motor
cycles registered in this office; 70,000
men who without complaint deposi
ted their fees in the offices of their
county treasurers. After 'paying all
the expense of administering "the law
there was left in the road funds of
the various counties the neat little
sum of $270,000 to be used solely for
the maintenance and improvement
of county roads. If properly handled
this money will greatly improve the
highways of our state. At 75 cents
per mile, the maximum ' allowed by
law for dragging roads, this money
will pay for dragging 360,000 miles of
road once or it Will drag 72,000 miles
of road five times. I consider this a
splendid showing for the automobile
law, and if I can have the hearty co
operation and support of the automo
bile owners of the state this sum will
be very largely increased during the
present year, and in a very short
time Kansas roads will compare favor
ably with dirt roads in any state in
the Union.
The law governing the sale and
transfer of automobiles is being vio
lated in some parts of the state, and
in some counties I am informed that
the county commissioners are using
automobile and motorcycle license
fees for the purpose of building new
roads and bridges. The attorney
general advises me that this is a plain
violation of the law and that it is the
duty of the commissioners to use all
such fees in road improvement. It
is surely to the interest of owners of
cars to have it so used. You can aid
this department very materially by
reporting all violations of law that
come to your knowledge and by in
sisting that your commissioners spend
the money obtained from automobile
and -motorcycle license fees for the
improvement of your county roads,
and that they spend it judiciously
and in a manner to secure the very
best results.
In conclusion permit me to say
that it is my desire in administering
this law to treat all fairly and im
partially. I want none to escape
payment of the fees. I appreciate thel
fact that 70,000 men of Kansas have
cheerfully contributed to the good
roads fund of the state, and earnest
ly request your cooperation and sup
port in swelling this sum the present
year to such proportions as will en
and 9:30 O'clock
Farm Loans
able us to fully realize and enjoy the
benefits of good roads in every part
of Kansas.
With kind regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
J. T. Botkw,
Secretary of State.
Kansas City,. Stopk Yards, July 6.
Cattle sold strong'to 15 higher today,
following a rising market during the
past ten -days, receipts 7000 head.
Three different lots of Missouri and
KariSas steers sold at $9.75 today", and
yearlings brought $6.70, new high
prices, for this year. Bulk of the na
tivesteers now sell at $3.75 to $9.50.
Butcher grades are strong, medium
o"ws selling at $6.25 to $0.75, choice
cows up to $7.75 and $3.00, medium
heifers $7 to $3 00, toppy heifers $3.75
to $9.50. Two shipments of Arizona
cattle arrived today, nine cars selling
at $8.21, to $3 60, and four cars on
the Holstein order at $7.90 to $8.25,
which prices are 25 to 40 cents above
two or three weeks ago for similar
cattle. A train of 17 cars of Califor
nia hay fed steers came in to-day and
sold at $8.85 and $8.90 to killers,
weighing 1150 to 1220 pounds average,
with a car to feeder buyers at $8.65,
weighing 1245 pounds average. Stock
cattle sold firm, although offerings
are small, and quality medium, most
sales at $7 to $7.75. In the quaran
tine division a new high record was
made, $9.10, highest price ever paid
for quarantine cattle at any market,
and the 55 car loads offered in that
division included fed steers at $7.94
and upwards, grass steers at $6.55 to
$7.50, cows at $5.00 to $7.50, heifers at
$6.25 to $6.75.
Hogs sold 5 to 10 higher, top $7.80,
bulk of sales $7.60 to $7.75, receipts
18000 head. . Packers bought freely
for a time, paying up to $7.77 1-2 for
light hogs, but the late market was
weak, with packers bidding steady
with yesterday. Supply and demand "
have been evenly matched for several
months, hence there has been no sub
stantial change in prices during that
period, but conditions just now ap
pear more flattering to the selling
side than heretofore.
Sheep and lambs had an off day,
spring lambs selling 25 to 40 lower in
some cases. The break is regarded
as temporary, since there are few
sheep in sight for balance of the
week, and some Arizona lambs at a
nearby feeding station will be
brought in Thursday, in exception of
some recuperation by that time. Re
ceipts were 6700 today, Arizona
spring lambs at $9.55, native springs
$9.60 native ewes worth $5.25 to $5.65.
feeding lambs $6.25 to $7.25.
J. A. Rickart,
Market Correspondent.
Weather Report
Maximum and minimum tempera
ture according to the government
thermometer at Wa-Keeney for the
week ending Wednesday noon.
Max. Mik.
Thursday 79...
Friday 72. . .
Saturday 74...
Sunday 71...
Monday 80...
Tuesday 92...
Wednesday 83...
The first week of July has
...... 53
...... 50
a little more than one inch of
and the warmest day since the
die of May.
Sam Pratt, the house mover will be
in Collyer, July 20; he is equipped to
move your house or barn. Adv. 2t.
Things To Remember
That your neighbors are good
That good neighbors are the 're
sult of good neighbors.
That no community can rise higher
than the average level of all Its peo
ple. That discussion, publicity and ed
ucation will raise the average level
of any community.
, That rt he strongest community in
the state is the best organized one.
That the farmers' club represents a.
powerful unit for organization rural
communities for social: and. economic
service Hill Ctty New Br

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