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Dr. Edward's Letter
Papeete, Tahiti, I want to
introduce to your notice Alexan
der La EarL Alexander was my
luwuor ana guiae ior my visit
Tahiti, a&d I am sure that
what Alexander does not know
about, the island -is hardly worth
knowing. He is a- Barbadoes ne-
gro wno has lived here for five
years. He speaks the language
and has a native wife. It is
. nis second since his arrival.
Much that I shall tell you con
cerning conditions here, I obtain
er from Alexander. Should any
of my readers ever make a visit
to Tahiit, and I am sure you all
want to be sure to have Alex
ander for your driver. He will
add one hundred per cent to
vour enjoyment.'
By the. way, speaking about
. visiting, Tahiti, the "first ques
.tion that usually arises regard
ing such a trip is the estimate
of cost. One person can make
the trip to the island, and re-
turn on the same ship, of course
spending very. little for extras,
for $150. The round trip tick
. et on the steamer costs $125, and
your board at Lovina's will cost
you $3 a day for the four or
six days as the case may be. You
will want more because there are
' "'des and certain trinkets and
photographs you will want , to
buy. but if you really want to
eo just to make the trip, it can
be done on $150.
mere is quite a (inference of
opinion regarding the honesty
.of the islanders. I have been
told they will steal anything
they can lay their hands on, and
then again I have been told
that you can leave your valua
bles lying around anywhere and
they will never be touched. Al
. exander explained this seeming
discrepancy very clearly to me.
Those of my readers who live
in the South know well the Ne--to
characteristics, Negroes are
accused of being great 'thieves.
We all know that when a Negro
takes anything fror the family
where he or she works, they do
not consider it stealing; it is
. just taking what belongs to the
family, and they are part of the
family. This much is the case in
Hhiti. But I had several in
stances of the honesty of- the
natives which convince me that
that I think it will be of inter
tney are honest with each other.
One of these was so remarkable
that I think it will be of inter
est. I had been at Lovina's three
days when I returned to the
house unexpectedly, one after-
noon. As I entered my room I sa. visiting and shopping. Mr. Tin
s' dark form crouched "back of myjnih thinks that the wheat is not
bed. I spoke and Lovina rose badly injured as was at first
up, saying 'I was hiding my mon
ey. There too many strangers
in town." '
After she left the room I look
ed behind the bed and found a
sack containing ni less than
$500 living on the floor. On in
quiry I found that the sack was
generally resting' on- a shelf
. over a door on the porch where
every one could see it and where
ifs theftjrould be easy. Lovi
na was not afraicl of her own peo
nle but feared the whites who
"visited the place. - -
One of the priests who has
been here for many years shrug
' fed his shoulders, in the express
ive French manner, when I ask
ed if the natiyet were honest, and
declined to answer. "When I press
ed the question home lis sole re
ply was 'too much Atavism." I
discovered that this meant that'
the people would not accept the
.Catholic religion. It is queer
that these people who are so
fond of pomp, ceremony and gau
dy vestments, are nearly all pro-
1 testants. The Christian religion
predominates, but it ruis almost
. entirely. to protestantism. Mor
monism has a strong hold, not
the polygamous kind, but I was
fold by a Mormon missionary
V fhat Spiritualism is rapidly mak
ing headway and crowding out
other forms of religious belief.
TV .inclination of these natives
to. Spiritualism is the natural se
quence of ! their own primitive
religion and a peculiar phase of
it is that it has taken on a spec-
ies of Diabolism. The study of
this yrt rach interest thit I
" shall .have to ,take . another, let
ter to tell of some or tne queer
. rites,: practiced by the natives
No Investment entanglements.
in their ceremonies attendant np
on their religions services. There
are many churches on the island
and all of them have been built
'by the natives. Tney are well
attended, and the natives seem to
be strict in their observances
of all the forms and regulations,
Clarence E.-Edwards. . .
Will Feder, Jr., went to Tope
ka Sunday morning for a short
visit with his father.
Miss Elsie Gliasman visited
with Miss Bowler at Hoisington
Sunday. .
Louie Brinkman visited
friends at Larned Sund-s,
Ed. . L. Teed, of Hutchinson;
representing Crane . & Co., was
the county commissioners,
here Monday on business.
George Taylor, of South Liber
ty township, returned Monday
from a trip down around. Cimar
ron in search of more land.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kreut
8inger were in from near Pawnee
Rock Monday visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. H. S. Converse and
Miss Grace Grigsby has arriv
ed from Kansas C5ty and has
taken a position as trimmer m
the millinery department of the
Lundblade & Bolinger store.
Wanted Salesman. SnVin'
and focal aTcs. Sa'a: ov o
mission. Address General Agen
St. Louis National Life Ins. Co
Salina, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Buschnian
left Monday for Seward, where
they will make their home. Will
has purchased a blacksmith shop
there, and will also sell- farm
William Dumkow, who is here
from Chicago on a visit with his
brother, Fred and family, of
Clarence township, was in the
city this week, visiting with
Will Gagelman and family.
Lee Worthington was arrested
on Monday charged with sell
ing whiskey in violation of the
law. It is said that he had suf-
int booze on hand when cangl
fo keep the town rid of snake
bite danger for some time.
Peter Unruh was in from Paw
rieee Rock township last Friday,
thought, and that it will probably
all come out right with the
proper kind of weather in the
Dr. B. L. Stintson, of Pontiac.,
111., has located here for the
notice of his profession. Dr.
Stintson has moved his family
into the Pfister house on North
Williams avenue and for the
present he will have his office
roona over Troilletts store, but
will move later to rooms over the
A. & A. when they are located in
Lne new building to be erected
for them on the Hiss lot on
Main street
Fortify now against the Grip
for it comes every season surel
Preventics the lttle Candy Goto
Cure Tabletsoffer m this re
spect a most certain and de
pendable safeguard. Preventics at
the "sneeze stage" will, as well,
also surely head, off all common
colds. But promptness is all-important
Keep Preventics in the
rocket or purse tor lnsxanvuso
Box of 48 for 25c. Sold- by
Holmes, Druggist
A letter received by this of
Tice from Sam Boese at Greens
burg, Kans., says: 'Enclosed
Ti"d postal order for a year
subscription to the paper. Wheat
is looking fine and green here,
and the prospects were never
better for a good crop than ttey
ar eriflrht now. Everything b
on the boom. My wife's father,
Mr. Schultt, is down here, on - a
visit with his children." That's
the kind of letters the" editor
likes to get; they make us feelj
better in the mind and fill bur
pocket-book at the same time. :
Adjudged Insane
Harry Wells was adjudged in
sane in the probate court here
last Friday morning by a commis
sion, of physicians appointed by
the court. Harry has for some
iinj been emplovc d in a large ho
W in Colorado Springs, and cam
home sick a few weeks ago, and
ifter renting' for" a" while intend
ed to go back there to work
again. He has boen very ner
vous. and at last pot so bad
that it was thought best to send
him to a hospital where he
could be better looked after for
a time, as it is thought that he
will probably recover in a short
Township Assessors."
The county commissioners, the
county assessor and the deputy
assessors held a meetine Mon
day at the county clerk's office.
Present, Niek Klepper. Frank
Wood and P. E. Mnrphy. commis
sioners, Fred Newcombe, county
assessor, C. F. Younkin, county
clerk and deputy assessors as fol
lows; Albion, Roy Connor, Bea
ver, R. V. Hitchman, Buffalo, Ja
cob Zimmer, Clarence, C. E. But-
' 'Vveland. J. G. Harzman, Co
manche, G. F. Koch, Jr.. Chey
enne A. J. Reif.' Eureka W. M.
Boyd, Fairview Tom Brown,
Grant C.'J. Menzer. Great Bend
Twp. R. G. Russell. Homestead
W. E. Murdock, Independent,
Frank Bloomer, Logan John Rolf,
Ukin, John Doherty Liberty, Ma
tin Keenan, Pawnee Rock, J. B.
Smith, South Bend, R. A. Bid
leman, Union C. R. Allen, Wheat
land. B. W. Myers. Walnut. J.
W. Lowery, Hoisington, A Schwa
ger. Great Bend City, Isom Wrigl
and H. D. Ashpole.
The purpose of the meeting
is to get together and consider
questions that are liable to arise
and also to receive instructions;
also to get their papers records
and books that pertain to their
Andrew Deckert was down
from Pawnee Rock Monday on
business. '
and daugr
Edward McGinty
ters, Clara and Maggie,
visitors from the Seward neigh'
borhood Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Archer
were in from Clarence township
Saturday visiting
with friends
and shopping.
Joe Smith of north Stafford
county, has returned from a vis
it of several weeks at the old
home in Indiana. "
Dan Converse was in from the
Albert neighborhood Monday on
business and visiting with rela
tives and friends.
J. J. Danler of near Seward,
made a very pleasant business
call at this office Tuesday af-
rnoon. Mr. Danler, like all
of hte rest of the farmers, is feel
ing much better over the out
look for a wheat crop than ne
did some wa.'ks ago.
Nothing in the way of a cough
is quite so annoying as a tick
ling, teasing, wheezing, bronchial
Cough. The quickest relief per
haps comes from a prescription
known to Druggists everywhere
as lit. oiuwp o vwurii Ak-w
Besides it is so thoroughly harm-
less that mothers give it with
perfect safety even to tne young -
est babes. The tender leaves oi
simple mountain shrub, give
to Dr. Shoop's Cough Remedy
its remarkable curative effect
A few days' test will tell Sold
TTimes, Druggist '
The Fountain Head of Life
Is The Stomach
A man who hu weak and impaired stomach and who doea mot
property difeat his food will soon iad that hia blood At boeoma
weak and imporerished, tad that bit whole body t improperly and
Htfumcieatly nourished. .
mate Ue fmmck tru pfmtta tit nw f .
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aulmllmtloa prtcU Imrifrmt tm Urr mm
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- ctrvaj Im bUr, tOn tm mlat m4 I la tmiiuataU
i?& "tT3!0?rTn .k - tfToer wtraet of AiMrkaa BMdUei note
inlredje.!. are prmM oa h imppm. If ha atioabi5
om.: luertry htndkat ia eadomd by the iJ-MXTS
whc. Doa t eeoapt a Mont aoetro at nbetitate lor tfcie time Lioiea
remedy ov known cmoourum. Alt mm tmontou. They mert kicw
'-Wtrld'a Kepweary Medical Asoooia&m, Dr..V. ftmfn t!tLY.
?eder Qeti Big Contract .
The following article taken
aom -the Salina Daily Union
iellg of the election of W. p. Fe-
In as the publisher of the offic-
ial paper for the A. 0. U. W.
(i if for the following two years
. The twenty-eighth biennial ses-
sion of the grand lodge of the
v. u. . oi nan&as closed at (
3 n'olnV - . I
3 o'clock Friday morning, immed
laiciy aner the election of W. P.
Feder of Great Bend as nnblish-
?r of the official Workman paper
ouu me lnsiauauon of the new
ly elected officers of the grand
the busiest of the week. As
Convention hall was to be used
that night, the lodge could not
obtain it and the members went
into the evening session with a
determination of finishing if it
took all night. Many of the del
egates left a 3:40 without hav
ing had a minute's sleep. They
went direct to the train frOm
the hall.
The early hours of the- evening
were given over to the selec
tion of the publisher of the
official paper. For several years
' A. P. Riddle of Minneapo
lis, ex-lieutenant eovernor b
ished the paper atr 25 cents
yearly subscription for each
!" 40000 members of the or
der in Kansas. Mr. Kirch of
' Center came here to make
campaign for his paper, th
'ncbor and Shield. When his
'tmpaign opened, W. P. Feder of
Great Bend entered as did Tom
Dordry of Parsons, Gomer Davis
f Concordia, and Mr. Riddle
"8 a candidate for re-election
candidates were called upon
'or bids. These ranged fr "
o 25 cents per year per copy.
V. tfc first ballot there was no
election and the candidates were
called upon for speeches. These
were made short and the. vot
ing was begun with a roll call.
The contest apparently was close
and only a breakaway would giyi
an election. When the Concordia
Mgation first voted they cast
iieir votes for Gomer Davis. La-
er, however, they started a stam
pede for W. P. Feder, changing
their votes. This action was
quickly followed by Tom Cordy's
lelefjates from Parsons, Mr. Pen-
well's from Topeka, and in turn
they all went into the band
wagon and then Mr. Fe
into the band wagon and Mr. .Fe
der won. The final vote was
Feder 351, Kirch, 293, Davis 14,
Riddle 23. Mr. Feder, the new
ly elected publisher won a home
with the gTand lodge for his
,n;iH and cr entlemanlv manner
He is a statesman of Kansas who
is making a record for himself in
the state legislature and will
i be heard to a considerable ex
tent jn tne next few years. He
iblisher of the Great Bend
Democrat and will probably en
large his plant to take care of
.Y; publication of the paper. The
big item of expense is the mail
ing list of forty thousand names.
lr. Feder may purchase wis
from Mr. Riddle. The acquisitioi
of the contract will mean a neat
sura for . Mr. Feder. His bid
was 24 cents and while the lodge
ould have gotten the work done
more cheaply they seemed to
want to have him in charge edi
torially. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Kirch were
here from Ellinwood Monday.
Denny Meacham was in Kan
City on business this week.
B. J. Meyer went to St. Louis
on business Sundaj evening.
Harrison .Van Akin is the new
Wl Tnanacei" of the D. J. Fair
ij Co. at Sterling. He came
rrom Linaas xjumoer w., a
4l,ert) th whom he has been
,or a nvLmbeT of years. He is
: an active, energetic young man,
pleasant to do business with, and
accommodating and courteous to
V trade He and his mother
are living in the old Woonacott
property on Sixth street. Ster
ling Bulletin.
ss Irene Hooper has returns
fro Wichita, where she has
Deen vwittog with' her sister,
-iiss Ulanda, who has been very
sick, but who is much improved
in health now.
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Keeps on hand a fall line ol Fresh and Cored 1
Meats, Poultry, Fish and Oysters. $
We solicit a share of your patronage. .
Colonist Rate
One-way to Calilornia &
-On Sale MARCH 1st to APRIL 30th-
Tbrough Tourist Car Service to San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles. Direct Line, Best
Washington I .('. i 1 m urn $44.60, ncoouiit In
it neural Oivuioni on Sale februarv 28 to March
3 Inclusive, P"1 returning until March 8 h. ifireft
coiinnitioii Ht KanHfi City or Au ltii- hr wav
through deeper !rum Kivnr G tewaH.
Hoine.st ckim Rub
Exceptionally Imr rules fnr
trip tn various southern viints.
Two up.io.dHtp Irani eaili whv duilr, carryinjr
elegnnt I'l'LLMAN Sleeper1, and 'Our Own" dininsr'
chm Meals at La Cartn.
Onr Freight service in unnurpapfed, cnll and ask'
us nbnut anything jtertaining to eithfr our freight or
PaHseuger wrvice, Phone 22
F. M. McINNES, Agent
a jm. A. Aa, av aW Aa. Mk.
Barton County Democrat
We want every subscriber to THE DEMOCRAT, if not
already paid uore year in advance, to remit $1.60 on yuur ut
scription account. The U. S. Postotfice rulrs that bona-fidc'
subs riters are those wbo are paid up io advance. We want our
subscribers to conform to this ruling and not burden the mails
with credit circulation.
As a Special Favor to You
fur sending us $1.50 Ht once we have arranged to club with the
BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT a years paid op subscription
and best farm monthly magazine io the southwest.
$L50 pays lor the Missouri and Kansas Fann
er pith The Barton County Democrat for 1 year
To All New Subscribers
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to any address in the United States for one year for $L50, the
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prompt acceptance. rQ
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It is filled from coej to cover with interesting, valuable and io O
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Stock and practical farming problems arejedited by experts,
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Tt2lDzriQn County Damocrat;0,
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0rr Patterson has purchased .
the quarter block of ground aid
the buildings on the corner of
Williams , and 12th streets,, and .
.will go into the automobile bus-
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sr 5- 2 C
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