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I 1 "IQ?' :: - 1 Let the Electricity Do Your Washing c The easiest way the quickest way-the most thor ough way and the cheapest way. The Progress banishes washing slavery. It freed women from the drudgery of old-fashioned washing and wringing. It does away with bachache, headache and raw hands. The Progress Electric Washer Is the most serviceable, practical, economical labor saving device ever contrived for household 'use. It will bring years of easy washdays to " your home. Why let another week go by withont one?;: L For Sale By F, E. HCerains Base Ball Sunday, June 24 ELLIS vs WAKEEJMEY Perrine Park, two' blocks west of Farmers' Elevator, WaKee ney, Kansas. Game Called at 3:0O p. m. Admission 25c , Dora Wilson and Kipple Disney, farmers from the east side of the county, were transacting business in ; Wa-Keeney Friday. Miss Hattie Beougher, who taught in the city schools last term, was down from Grinnell between trains Saturday doing some shopping. est : rex Lairg Services as usual at ' the Baptist Church Sunday. : ' . A wagon only used a few weeks for sale cheap Call at Baptist Parsonage. Adv. 17tf. For Sale Two first class red poll milch cows or two jersey .heifers, all giving milch. J. W. Bingham. Adv.17 Auctfemi Y. M. C. A. WAR WORK. The . Red , Cross society is looking after the physical r interests - of the soldiers while on the battle field and the Y. M. C. A. is looking after the interests of their souls. The Red Cross--society takes-care of the boys after they are wounded and while they are sick, but the Y. M. C. A. takes care of them before these things hap pen. That is about the substance of the proposition presented to a few cit izens of this- city at the court house last Friday afternoon by-- a Mr. Gregg, who was accompanied by Blair Bassler, of Ellis. They are engaged in the Y. M. C. A. work and it is un fortunate that their meeting here could not have been better advertised and a larger attendance secured. However, after Mr. Gregg had ex plained the work and its needs a com mittee composed of J. H. Niesley, S. J. Straw and F. B. Acre was set ; to work and they are now raising money in this county to help the cause along. President Wilson has asked the national Y. M. C. A. organization to raise a fund of $3,000,000 for the pur pose of carrying on the work among the soldiers while in camp and on the front. . The apportionment of this fund falling to Kansas is $75,000 and to this county is $100. The moat of this sum has been received and : the rest of it will be ready in a short time. However, if you feel that you can con triubte something to the cause just hand it to either of these gentlemen as too much money cannot be raised. There are now about thirty young men from this county in the service of Uncle - Sam and before very long there will be many more. Just one dollar from each family in the county is a small sum and . yet the total amount would far exceed . the sum asked for.- The Red Cross society will also- be asking for ' money . pretty soon but even two dollars from each family would be a small sum. Every young man- who enters the service is worth more than a contribution of even 'five dollars to the two causes and that five dollars might be the means of saving, both-; the life and soul of some young man on "the battle field.' The contribution sack for both of these causes is now open and every perfeon who has a son, brother or rel ative who is subject to call by Uncle am should contribute liberally to the fund. A FAMILY REUNION Riley F. Moore oC Sherman town ship, returned last week from Greens burg, Ind., where he attended a fam ily reunion, the first meeting in 44 years of his four brothers and one sis ter. "One brother and the sister came as far away as the Pacific coast for the gathering. A feature of the re union was a photograph of the six, on the site of the old homestead where all were born. Since the break ing up of the home more than 40 years ago, of the original seven m the family, only one member a sister has died. Will Moore and Mrs. Inez Berch came from Seattle, Wash., John Moore and James Moore from Mason City, la. Riley Moore was the only Kansas representative, though his brothers, James and Will, for merly lived in this state more than 25 years ago. The union was held at the home of George Moore, the only member of the family still living in Indiana. Abilene Reflector. W. D. Austin hands us a letter he recently received from his son, Stan ley, who is now in training with the 21st - Prov. Aero Squadron, Co. K. San Antonio,' Texas.. He states that he is now under quarantine regul ations on account of mumps. He" is not afflicted but one fellow from his tent got the- disease and exposed the others. There is also some sickness such as measles, scarlet fever and meningitis among the soldiers. There are close .to seven thousand men in the San Antonio camp. He says he saw an aeroplane fall the other day but no one was hurt and the machine not much injured. He is getting along in good shape but enjoys getting let ters from home and old friends. off. 'Caittte Ever IsW Ion tine Comity "THE CALL. LAST ROLL Stewart L. Shorthill was born near Bryan, Ohio, June 11, 1840 and passed away June. 17, ' 1917 at Wa-Keeney, Kansas,-age 77 years and 6 days. He lived in Ohio -until 1878 when he came , to Trego ..county, Kansas, where he lived the remainder of his days. On October 3, 1867- he was married to Mary Ball of Pulashi, Ohio. To this union was born three children, a boy who died in infancy, Minnie who? died at the age of sixteen. years and Mrs. F. B. Walker who survives him- and resides in this city. He is mourned y a faithful wife, one daughter, her husband, three grand children, relatives and a host of friends.' Having been an old soldier he will be missed from their ranks and mourned by them. He was a soldier in .the-lOOth Ohio regiment and Sar- pgarent of company C. He was wound ed in battle and was in Libby prison six months. ' Sixteen weeks ago he was suddenly taken ill and was taken to a hospital in Kansas City for an operation by his son-in-law, F. B. Walker, who re mained with him eight weeks patiently caring for him and nursing him until he was able to be brought back to Wa-Keeney and by the loving oare of loved ones he rallied for awhile and gave hope of recovery, but, a relapse set in and in just eight weeks from the time he was orousjht home ' from the hospital he passed away. Brother Shorthill was converted at Pulashi, Ohio, in 1865 and joined the Methodist church where he was a faithful and consistent worker in the Sabbath . School and Church. He was superintendent of the Sunday School and class leader of his home church until he came to Kansas in 1878. However in his new home in Kansas his' zeal for the work of his Master did not abate, but immediately organ ized a Sabbath school in the commun ity j in which he lived and served as superintendent of the same .- until moving to Wa-Keeney. . He had . a jcreat love for Sunday" School .'work ami .lor years he wa superintendent of two schools at the same time, serv ing one in the morning and driving six miles to the other in the afternoon. It was a glad day for the Wa-Keeney Methodists when brother and sister Shorthill moved here and enter ed the work as they put their shoul ders to the tasks-and felt the weight of all the burdens of the church. No member of the church has gladly sacrificed more in service of heart, hand and mind than did brother Shorthill and his place will be hard to fill. He was faithful unto the last, "henceforth a crown." The funeral services were conduct ed from the Methodist church Mon day afternoon and the body laid to rest in the Wa-Keeney cemetery. ; The Pastor. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our many friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear one and for the words of sympathy and beau tiful flowers. Mrs. S. L. Shorthill. Mrj and Mrs. F. B. Walker and Children. A TIME FOR SERVICE Theodore Roosevelt. If there' is any man in the country who is not prepared to do everything in his power now, when the nation calls, he had better go away. Do not think in terms ' of self sac rifice but in terms of service. I do not ' pity a man who has a chance to risk his life for his country; I envy him. - There must be absolute and undiv ided loyalty to our flag. " The events of the past year have shown that no man can be more loyal to two flags than he can be to two wives. Any man who is not a good husband is not a good citizen. A man must be loyal to his -wife and to his country. Now that Gerfhany stands as the most efficient military autocracy the world has ever seen, no man is 'a good ANSWERED MARGARET SWIGGETT . Bonded Abstracter Insurance Farm Loans Wa-Keeney, Kansas - ... - m (Register of Deeds of Trego County Eight Consecutive Years) HAMILTON WATCHES Are conceded by Jewelers to be the best watches made In America. Their time keeping qualities, their beauty in appeaiance, as well as their lasting qualities, have a national reputation to .be first class. Come in and let me show them to you. SOLID GOLD WEDDING RINGS An assortment of different stytes, different sizes, different weights and different prices always on hand. . TABLEWARE IN STERLING SILVER AND ' SILVER PLATED A. S. TREGER, Wa-Keoney, Kanaaa American who does not stand against Germany and for his country. I believe in suffrage, but no suffrage for any woman shirking her duty and I will work for the disfranchisement of any man or woman who doesn't work in neace or war in any class of service the government may demand. If any man is too conscientious to fight, he ought to take his conscience out and look at it for it is certainly warped. The first duty of a man is to be a man's man, not just a sexless crea ture who wants somebody to fight for him.- r-tf ,'' Every man and every woman who complain because Wall street finances the goverment and then doesn't do his or', her share to finance the govern ment,' has no right to snarl at Wall street for doing more and being more patriotic than you yourselves have been. MARKET REPORT Kansas City Stock Yards, June 19, 1917. Cattle receipts today were 12, 500 head, following 21,000 yesterday, the market slow but steady on best grades and 10 lower on others. Hog supply here today was 14,500, 500 above the early estimates, market opened 5 to 10 higher but closed with about half of the avdance lost, top $15.95. Sheep and lambs received 6,000, market strong, some sales quoted 25 to 50 higher, top spring lambs brought $18.00. Beef Cattle Prime beef steers sold at $13.50 on today's market same as top price in this class here yesterday, shipped from Nebraska. Twenty-four cars of California. cattle sold at prices rang ing from $10 to $12. One train of good cattle from north Texas sold in the quarantine division today at $11.15 to $11.90. Prices in the native yards were quoted at steady prices on best grades and slow and lower on heavy cattle and steady and active on lighter weights. Cows' and heifers slow and unevenly lower, veal calves steady, top $13.25, others 10 to 15 lower. Stockers and Feeders Best stockers and ' feeders sold steady today, others slow and lower, prices ranging from $7.50 to $10.50, heavy feeders quotable up to $11.09. Hogs - With 14,000 hogs on sale hero to day and the market opened fairly active with 5 to 10 higher. Best med iums and heavies sold from $15.70 to $15.95,' bulk- of all the sales was $15.20 to 15.90. Pigs are in good demand selling from $13.50 to $14.50. The close of the market was lower and part of the early advance was lost. Sheep and Lambs . Receipts at the sheep barns today were 6,000, market called 25 to 50 higher, with top native lambs at $18.00. Only one shipment of Arizona, sheep here today, lambs selling at $17.10 and the ewes at $8.95. J. Al Richart, Market Correspondent. ' "CAMP DUCK 'EM ALL" A week ago last Monday fifteen Boy Scouts and their Scout Master gather the necessary equipment for a weeks camping trip and filled with pep hiked to the river where they put Up their tents and started in to follow the program- given by their Scout Manual. The idea of the Boy Scouts is not only to furnish' a good time for the boy but to make them useful and help them so they may be able to do , some good turn every day. ." A nice interesting week passed anj the boys broke up camp Friday feel ing they had their moneys worth and especially when they were getting pan cakes and cocoa. The boys have only been organized a short time and they need the. support and encouragement of every one to make it- a success. -" xx STORES TO CLOSE JULY 4TH 1 Notwithstanding the fact that there wil be a big celebration in Wa-Keeney on July 4th, the business houses have decided to close their doors for the day that the clerks and managers may enjoy the holiday. This closing includes all but the -drug stores,' res taurants and bakery. Those expecting to visit Wa-Keeney on July 4th should not come here with the intentions of doing trading. It is to be a day of pleasure and not of profit. NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that I will conduct my business on a cash basis after the first of July next. Please do not ask for credit. All per sons knowing themselves to be in-' debted to me are hereby requested to call and settle their accounts on or before July 1, 1917. On all accounts remaining unpaid after said date in terest will be charged at the rate of eight per cent per annum. Adv. 17-3t. R. I. Pickering. E. A. Courtney has a neat way of keeping his vegetables and berries fresh and at the same time advertis ing his wares. His show window is in closed and in it he has arranged a place to hold a 300 pound cake of Wa-Keeney manufactured" ice. This keeps tne room cool and preserves the fruit and vegetables. Leo. Myerly went up to Collyer Thursday afternoon on the jitney to visij; his sister, Mrs. Roy Downie. He is going from there to Denver and Colorado Springs on a vacation trip. Leo says there is other attractions there besides the cool climate. Fresh beef at Baker's, adv I fMr -' - day JJunni E ;s vwj.it u.