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BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT-,
GREAT BEND, KANSiJS, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1910
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General Order No. 1, Concerning
Exercises of the Day.
Headquarters Pap Thomas Post
No. 52, G. A. R.
Great Bend, Kan., Hay-19, 10.
General Order No. 1.
Vhereas in the course of current
events, in the midst of unprece
dented prosperity, health and hap
piness, and in peace with the
world, and by the springtime
blooming of flowers and the greer
ing of the trees, we are admon
ished that to some power or grant
of blessings, we owe thanks, and
reverential remembrance to those
comrades who helped to
bring about these conditions,)
cnojyed by no other people on the
earth. To the old comrades who
have gone on before us to join tht
great majority, who so valiantly
helped us to settle the question,
permanently and for the first tim
in the history of the world whetrf
er a popular form of government,
or any government not too strong
for the liberties of the people can
maintain itself in great emergen-!
cies. The establishment of a gov- j
eminent that offers asylum to
the lovers of freedom and the op
pressed of all mankind. To the
iirm establishment of government
al principle guaranteeing an equal
and fair deal to all, to the removal
of the mask of a pretended pop
ular government from the face of
royalty, forever divorcing us from
the dangers of an imperial as
cendeney. Therefore it is directed that the
members, of Pap Thomas Post No.
52, assemble at their post hall at
9 o'clock a. m., on May 30, prox
imo, and will proceed in a body
to the cemetery where the usual
service will be rendered. The la
dies of the Grand Army of the
Republic and the Sons of Veteran
are requested to join us at the
above appointed time at our hall
and assist us in said ceremonies.
. All patriotic citizens are request
ed to bring flowers to our Post
Hall which will be received by
Comrade Rediger, quartermaster
of the Post.
The school children of the var
ious city schools, under the direc-
tion of Comrade; G. W. Thatcher.
are especially invited to meet on ;
said occasion as usual to assist us :
in these sacred commemorations, j
At 1 :dU p. m., the members ot
the Post will meet at the Post
Hall and march together with the
ladies of the GAR., Sons of Vet
erans and the pupils of the public
schools to the court house park,
weather permitting, otherwise to
the court house, where the follow
ing program will be observed:
Music by the band.
Invocation by Rev. Westwood.
Song by the children of the
public schools America.
The reading of orders, by the
Song, "Columbia, the Gem of
the Ocean," two verses.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech,
by Capt. Ingersoll, of the Sons of
Oration of the day by the Hon.
Closing the ceremony by aud
ience singing the battle hymn of
. Memorial Day Program.
Memorial services will be held
at the M. E. church on May 29,
at 11 o'clock a. m.
Pap Thomas Post No. 52, G A,
R Ladies of the G. A. R., Sons of
Veterans and Soldiers of the late
Spanish-American war are respect
fully requested to meet at the h
A. R. Hall on Main street at 10
o'clock a. ni., on Sunday, May 29
.and march in a body to the church
where the following services will
' Music bv the choir.
Sermon by the Reverend Brehm
of the Congregational church.
By command of
JOHN F. LEWIS,
Commander Pap Thomas Post No,
62, G. A. R.
IRA D. BROUGHER, Adjutant
James Harris left for Missouri
joints Saturday morning. He ex
fleets to return with two cars of
mules which he will put on the
M. V. Frybcrger returned to
Hutchinson Tuesday to finish his
course in the. Salt City Business
The second election for railroad
aid in South Bend township, call
ed on the initiative of some of tht
people of that section, was held
Tuesday of this week and resulted
in a bad defeat for the bonds, the
result being 29 for to 64 against,
almost a three to one vote. This
should settle the bond question in
that township. The people over
there are the ones who would have
been called upon to pay the bond
had they carried, therefore these
say what they want to do in the
matter without any outside inter-
ierence. ihev nave said no. 1 he
majority rules, and we think that !
should end any feeling along that!
line. "We don't all think alike on i
mailers oi tins Kind; let everyone ;
respect the opinion of the other j
fellow, even though it does not;
jibe with his own. i
tt- v e, v , n . I
Hign School Commencement. I
rri,, ,1 ff inin . ri a
iuk tiass vl uiv ii me urcai
Bend High School have all beenjituCk action of the people in the like to have a diagram, a bill of
presented with their sheepskins, j Overland car driven by John Beekjfare. a book of the opera, a score
and stepped forth in the world j While crossins the Santa Fe ' card. whatever it mav be call-
possessed of the requisite amount!
of book learning to battle with
the world so far as our High
School course is concerned. There
were fifteen in the class, ten boys
and five girls
They were as fol-1
Elmer L. Brown. John Frederick lision. All of the parties jumped
Brown, Elias Edward Brown. Bes from the car and saved themselv
sie Margaret Clark. Beatrice Carats except Mrl Beck, who was try-
way, Floy Dodge, Maude Barbara
Ilagen. Beatrice Melvina Mich
eaux. Mary Catherine Omer, Har
old L. Shirk. Bertha Emma Sell
ers, Emma Ethel Warner. Carmel
Mae Wesley, and Helen Ward.
Following the usual week of
class day exercises, banquet by
the junior class, etc., the final ex
ercises were held at the M. E.
church Friday evening, and on
Saturday evening they were en
rolled as members of the alumni,
the proceedings being duly punc
tuated by a banquet.
Miss Warner as Salutatorian,
and Miss Hagen as Valedictorian,
of the class acquitted themselves
ery well and were good repre
sentatives of the class. The ad
dress of Dr. Wickersham. also the
remarks made bv Dr. Morrison in
presenting the diplomas, were full
of good meat, and well received
by the class and the audience,
The program was as follows:
nass Mareh. Mr. Tavlor.
Vnnal Solo Trpnp TTooneh
Invocation, Rev. II. J. Cockerill
Salutatory, Emma Warner.
Lecture, L. B. Wickersham.
Quartet, Miss Hooper. Mrs. Mor
rison, Mrs. Brinkman, Miss Kelly.
Valedictory, Maud Hagen.
Presentation of Diplomas, Dr.
E. E. Morrison.
Benediction, Rev. Westwood.
Thus another set of young la
dies and voung men have passed
through the portals of the high
school for the last time as stu
dents, equipped for the life that
is before them, which, however
they may be now situated, they
will find full of hard knocks, but
here is hoping they will come out
of everv encounter with their
heads up and victorious.
The following officers have
been elected bv Clara Barton
Lodge No. 57, Rebekah Degree, I
O. 0. F.. for term commencing
July 1, 1910, and ending Decem
ber 31, 1910: N. G., Miss iklna
Robe; V. G.. Mrs. A. E. Button;
Rep. to G. L.f Mrs. L. F. Tyler;
Alternate, Mrs. Sophia Duncan;
D. D. P., Mrs. Emma Robe.
(Geo. Whitsel of the south side,
met with a painful accident re
centlv. He was listing corn, and
while filling the seeder his coat
sleeve caught in the cogs. The
team started and pulled his hand
into the cog wheels in such a man
ner as to mangle it badly.
Half Section Cheap.
A half section of land 2 miles
southwest of Nekoma, 150 acres ii
cultivation, rest in grass, some
rough land. It's & bargain. In
quire of Whitcomb & Werhahn.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Warner of
Larned, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Bur
nett, and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. War
ner of St John, who were in the
city attending the commencement
exercises, a sister, Miss Emm;
Warner, being one of the gradn
ates, have returned to their re-
Tuesday night at 6:30 o'clock
Sister Pia died at the St. Rose
hospital from hemorrhage of the
She underwent an operation in
the morning, but no serious re
sults were anticipated, and when
death came it came suddenly and
as a surprise.
Sister Pia has been one of the
competent and faithful nurses at
the St. Rose hospital for several
years. Many a one-time patient
at the hospital remembers her
patient and careful ministrations
with eratitnrip and w 11 Lm nf
her death with sincere sorrow.
The funeral will take place from
the convent. Fridav morning nt'thim nn.i tda nmLit u;Q
, O -w
iu :3U o clock.
tit,- m;ht liavp Wn SM.:mi
accident to a number of Ellinwood !
people Wednesday nicht about 7 1
o clock, was avprtp.1 nn v hv t ip
. i , - 17 . . .
tracks on Main street Mr. Beck
slowed up his car for Xo. 5 and
was standing on the side track,
when a freight engine bore down
on them. The enjrine be ins stop-
ped at this time the car could not
be moved in time to avoid the col-
ing to save the car. and receiving
slight injuries, fortunately the
v.v. xi......,, u
cf speed and threw the auto from
the track wrecking the car and
injuring Beck's left arm. Just
who was to blame, we were un
able to learn, but it was no fault
of the people in the car as they
did not notice the freight engine.
But they all consider themselves
lucky in escaping as well as they
did. Ellinwood Leader.
Tied World's Record.
Feat of Pitching Perfect Game
Indian Williams' record against
Great Bend makes the eighth 'no
first'' record in the history of
The pitchers not allowing a man
to reach first in an entire game
are as follows:
1S76 James Galvin of St. Lou-
lis. on August 17.
1SS0 Richmond of "Worcester,
Mass.. versus Cleveland, June 2.
1904-James M. Ward of Provi
dence against Buffalo. June 17.
1904 Denton T. (Cy) Young
of Boston vs. Philadelphia Ath
letics. Mav 5.
1906 Thomas Fisher of Shreve
port against Montgomery in the
Southern league, September 1.
1903 Charles Evans of Hart
ford, versus Bridgeport, Conn.
1903 Oddie Joss of Cleveland,
versus Chicago, October 2.
1910 Indian Nilliams of ew-
ton, versus Great Bend, May 20.
Kicked by a Horse.
Monday afternoon about on
o'clock the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. DeMoe, who live in
the southwest part of town, was
kicked by a horse and the bone oi
her right arm broken between the
shoulder and elbow.
The little one had been out in
the back yard only a moment and
came running in saying that the
horse had kicked her.
ation showed a bruise below and
one above the elbow as though th
horse had kicked her with both
feet Only a bruise resulted be
low, but in the upper arm the bone
was broken. Dr. Connett set the
arm, and the age of the little one
will naturally soon remedy the
FOR SALE Eggs for hatching
from pure bred Rose Comb Rhode
Island Reds, also Light Brahamas
Mrs. Jas. Kepple, 1223 Morton St.
Great Bend, Kan. 5-13-4t
A. L. Powell was in Kansas Cit
this week on business.
Mrs. W. J. McGreevey left this
week for Colorado and Wyoming
George Cooney was in the city
Sunday on his way home from
the east They tell the story in
Hoisington that George was so
anxious to get home that he did
not wait for the train or anything
else, but walked home.
The War is On.
The New York "World says:
"When John Adams and Alex
ander Hamilton became enemies
they did not preach at each other
on texts of brotherly love, nor did
Uay and Kandolph, nor Jackson
and Calhoun, nor Douglas and Bu
chanan, nor Blaine and Conkliner.
nor Cleveland and Gorman. Wher
democrats split into free soilersi
and hunkers, wings into sdver-
grays and conscience men. and re -
publicans into stalwarts and half- j
breeds, the time for reasonahlp
monstrance had nasspd TIipv
met at Phil in' t v Jc;
Ipartv Quarrel abAYashiWnn Wh
factions claim tn want ib m
raWt tw tw
i? mv. fiiotuiui Oliu ll'O
. n.c, aui it,
more than either, and yet they
cannot get togeher and give the
country much of anything. If j
thpre is to be a pitched battle be-!
tween the insurgents and the
1.1. i .
Hilars a srooa manv oeonle would
ed, for instruction and guidance.'
If "the existing quarrel" at 1
ashmgton were merely a person
a! quarrel, it would be unworthy
ol serious attention, although it
might be very interesting.
If it means anything at all, it
means that the dominant forces
in the dominant party have deliv
ered flip mapliinprv of flip nartvihas Vippti viotinnr lm lntlm n
;int0 the keeping of the special
j interests. It means that the
icies oi ine aaminisiration and the
le5rislation S0Uffht to b Pnaoted
are shaped to suit special inter
ests, rather than public interests.
Now if the cause of the insurg
ents is worthy of respect then
these men stand for the public
policy against which the adminis
tration is waging war. If it were
true tht "both factions" were
striving for the same end, then
there would be no serious quarrel
They might have differences but
the differences could be readily
adjusted if all of them had the put
lie interests exclusively at heart.
If Aldrieh intended to be the
representative of the people, such,
for instance, as LaFollette is, in
stead of the representative of the
Standard Oil and the great rail
roads then there would be no ser
ious quarrel between Aldrieh and
If Cannon intended to serve the
people as some of the republican
insurgents in the house do. then
there would be no serious differ
ences between Cannon and those
The truth is the differences be-
tween the regular republicans and
the insurgnet republican can not I
be compromised. All too long re-
ublican insurgents have insisted
that they do not mean to criticise
the president's policies and that
they are devoted to Mr. Taft's
plans. But the people are rapid
ly learning that Mr. Taft's plans
are the plans of Messrs. Aldrieh
and Cannon. If the republican in
surgents would serve their coun
try effectually they must cease to
declare their devotion to the Taft
policies. They must make war
against Aldrichism and Cannon
ism in the White House, even as
they make war against Aldrich
ism and Cannonism in the capi
The people have the diagram
and it shows that in the conflict
now going on in America there
are but two sides ;one represent
ed by the special interests; the
other by the public interests.
Plainly the Taft administratioi
is committed to the special inter
ests; plaifily there is now no hope
for redemption on that line. Sen
ator LaFollette sounded the key
note in his admirable speech in
the senate the other day. The war
is on and the battle is between
the people and the interests. The
If yon want a good substan
tial cultivator, walking or riding,
single or double row, get the Johr
Deere. "We have them in any style.
v e have sold them for 20 years.
They give complete satisfaction.
You can always get extras for the
John Deere goods.
THE E. R. MOSES MERC. CO
Leonard Burnham, formerly
connected with this office has pur
chased tno bpeareville, News.
New Church Started.
The contract for erecting the
new Congregational church was
last week let to T. C. Cork, of
this city. The strucutre will cost.
when completed and ready for oc
cupancy, about $2a,000 and will b(
one of the finest in central Kan
sas. The work was begun Mon
day morning of this week by
staking out the ground for the
new structure. It is to be nush
ed to completion as ranidlv as
, Courtney Harris is home from
an extended visit on the Pacific
Ul.., . ... - -"- x.wie.i
1Iluxe were vinsors irom the east
side Monday afternoon. I
John T;n1ns m .,mrn , rAm 1
Lamed this week looking after
i.uucuuu MllU HIS UCH
Miss Mae Winget, who was a
high school student in this city
the past yar. has returned to her
home at Albert
Dr. Button and family, and Mr,
A.E.Button were in Pawnee Rock
Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mr
Will LpwU I
Miss Ethel Bryan of Abilene, who
I Bryan, at Galatfa, was in the' city
pol-!this week the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Wagaman.
t an Tr Ti sinofoH At
California, who have been visiting
Mrs. O'Brien and family, have
gone to Kansas City, and other
eastern points for a visit.
Afikp TTiktVipc on enn lrurn nvoi
from Hoisington Monday on busi- (
.00 iuiuiiiuu nun iue cstaic vi
John Hughes, who was recently
killed in an accident on the road.
The comet can now be seen in
the evening between nine and ten
thirty in the west. There seems to
be a little of its tail left, regard
less of the talk of the scientists
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Baer of Tri
bune, are in the city the guests
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Giddings and
other friends. .Mr. Baer was for-
mely located at Abilene, lie is
now the principal of the Greeley
county high school
The work of digging the trench
for the water main on 16th street
was resumed Monday morning,
the big ditcher that has been used
in the sewer work being put to
use, and the way it ate up the dis
tance to be covered was a caution
A handsome boy, as handsome
as his grand-dads, and almost as
good looking as his grand-mothen
arrived at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Moore, near Larned,
last week. It is, of course useless
to say that Frank and his wife
are happy, while Fred Moore and
Will Rogers are smiling and trying
to get on that wise look that all
grand parents are supposed to
W. B. Lucas and J. B. Prose
were over from Hoisington Mon
day on business. Mr. Prose is a
frequent visitor to the county sea
and is always welcomed by his
many friends. So is Will Lucas,
who is and has always been one
of the most popular men in the
county, but he is kept 60 close to
business duties in the bank that
he does not get outside of the
city limits of Hoisington very of
Fred Hans. Miss Lois Sams and
Miss Clara Kramer went to New
ton Sunday morning to attend tht
wedding of Miss Iris Pierce and
George Case. Miss Pierce will be
remembered by most of our peo
ple as naving often been a euest
of Misses Kramer and Sams of
this city. Miss Kraemr left New
ton Monday morning for an ex
tended trip through New York,
and an extended visit with rela
tives in Pennsylvania, Miss Clara
Buckland will join Miss Kramer at
Newton Monday morning and wiL
accompany her as far as Niagara
Falls, and will go from there to
Boston for an extended visit there
and at other points hr the New
Enslaad itates. 1
GENERAL COOPER DEAD..
Well Known Resident of Bt Joha
Dies at Advanced Age.
General Joseph A. Cooner. on
of the oldest and most respected
citizens of this part of the stafa
died at his home in St. John lag
friday afternoon, after a few
weeks' confinement brought on bj
old age and a general breaking
down. He was in his 86th year, ,
and up to a few months ago was '
as hale and hearty as most men a
fewer years. ,
General Cooper was one of th!
first to respond to the call for .
troops made by Abraham Lincoln.
ea tnem in eastern TennpAi
w'u - n i.. ii i i
nd t e ont P Q tbe,?T
, .d .the on,.v rcst was able to
what he could get by v
mt-i-j.ing out in the woods. His
rest was not peaceful at this time
oy any means, for the "Johnnies
were always looking for him and
they usually kept him moving. .
His army career started as cap-
tain of one of his companies of
y.olunteers and he earned promo
ti s and kept climbing up th& '
adder until the close of the war.
hen he was discharged he bore
V" , ongauier goa, .
aur. UI.1 1 11 maJr Peneral. Ill
cs collector -of customs of the
port of New Orleans for osme
time and here is where he lost 1
almost everything he had accumu
lated through his trust in his fel
low men and his generosity. .
He was one of the early set- "
01 aianord county havinsr
.lns lam,V the
early days. He has always beea
one of the "wheel horses" in the
uepuoucan party and in the daya
when the parties used to have big
rallies, you could always see tho
geDeral. leadine the Republican
Falcon M. Confare died in Great
Bend at St. Rose hospital, Sunday
morning, May 22, 1910. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev. '.
Cockerill at the M. E. church in'
Great Bend, Wednesday at 2:30 '
V. M. Confarp av.i l.nm
Milton. Wayne county. Ind., April "
J25, 18ii0. His mother died when he ' .
vas lour years old. lie lived with
ins grandmother until he was a
years of age, when he moved with
nis lather s family to Nevada
Story county, la. llere he grew "
to manhood and was married Feb- J
rnary 12. 1882, to Miss May Har-
nson. Of this union three child
ren were born, one son. J. B. Con
tare of Great Bend, Kan., and twi
daughters. Mrs. Leslie 11, Harri- ' -son
of Quincy, 111., and little Ruth, s
six years old.
Last February he moved with
his family to Barton county, Kan
sas, and had since been living on
the Seeber farm 13 miles northwes
of Great Bend, where he met with
the accident whei h caused his
Fine, home erown tomatn
bage and sweet potato plants at
Dave Murphy. Joe Johnston
Burl Dowse were Hoisington peo-.
pie in the city the first of the
Julius Wilcons, accompanied h
his daughter, Mrs. Ira Foster,"of
near Seward and Mrs. Frank Hax
mison, came down from Galativ'
George Starr and Chas. Haas
were down from Albert Monday
t .ternoon on business. We un
derstand that while in the city
Mr. Starr invested in an antomo
bile. .Good thin?.
James Welch, Hen rv Held and .
Will Henning, prosperous ronU
six f armere, were down in King-.
man county , last week looking tip
the land deals down there. -W
understand Mr. Henning purchaa-
ed a half section.
The annual dinner of the high
school alumni society was held
Saturday evening. W. L. Towns- '
ley was toastmaster. A number of
responses were made, about sev
enty members were present, and .
all enjoyed the occasion very much "
The class of 1910 is now one ot'