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1 ft YOLUME XXX. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1913, NUMBER 23 The IrldTo Stop it's Ears So Quickly As The Song Of Woe --Forge! Your Troubles. . i V , ' I I" I- lur ai n iMiiniiiit.n . . . The Moat Popular Pleasure Resort Ever In The City. Sine the opening of the pool one week ago a goodly portion of the inhabitants of this burg hive gone loco" on the swimming proposition. The pool Is well patronized in .the day time, but at night this expres sion does not cover the situation as from 8 until 10 o'clock the pool is fiHed to overflowing and the banks are lined with spectators. j The amusement seems almost as popular with the fair sex as with the men, and many ladies who are not at this time, patrons of the resort would ttxe. to be we.ne It not for the crowd ed condition of the pood and the im mense crowd of spectators. Some little kllstubance has been ceated by rowdylsh conduct on the part of a few and in one or two in stances the parties who nave indulg- ' ed in too imuoh hilarity have been re quested to refrain from visiting the grounds as the management did not need their money. A strenuous ef fort Js being made to compel the ob servance of proper decorum, and in this, speaking in a general way, they have been successful although there Is still a chance for Improvement The use of the pool is set aside at certain hours In the day time for the children of the community, who 'surely enjoy the privilege to the ful lest extent; some of the juveniles , are good swimmers and others are im proving rapidly. There is a tendency among many of the patrons of the pool to remain la for too long a time and as a re sult some bad colds and a generally "knocked out" condition has result ed In many instances. It is likely that as the management gains exper ience he regulations will be chang ed in several particulars which will simplify matters for those in charge and wiM bee a benefit to the pat rons. These things will adjust them selves as time goes on and the new ness of tie game wears' off. The pool is sure to remain, as it now is, the papular amusement place of the vH- . lags during hot weather, and its fin- ' ancial success is assured IDA MAY HARRIS. The death of Mrs. Ida May Harris occurred at the family home at 523 llorphy street in this city on Wed nesday, August 13th. Deceased had lived here but a short time, having come here less than a month ago seeking relief from tu berculosis, from which she had been a sufferer for many months. . She is survived by her husband and five children, and (leaves also one brother, Ed Scott, an employee of the Great Bend Furniture Co.. at whose home she has resided since coming to Great Bend and at whose home she died. The body was sent on Wendesday evening to Miami, Oklahoma, her former home, -for in tejrment. (CoWTlgtkL) Manager Wilson, Handsomely Remenv oesred by. His Frtyiids. At & meeting of base ball fan on Wednesday evening, Manager Wilson was presented with a handsome dia mond ring given by his numerous ad mirers as a email token of apprecia tion for hi valuable service to the baseball interests of the town. This matter, coming as a surprise, com pletely secured possession of "Old Stormy" Angora for a brief time, but he soon rallied and carried off the honors quite becomingly. The handsome gold plated bat do nated by W. D. Gould to the; player having the best batting average has been presented to Jack Morgan, tie premier artist with the stick and one of the most popular men on the team The ball, also given by Mr. Gould goes to "Dutch" Staffer, who has worked the entire season and been dependable all the way. Riley, who has pitched 12 games and not been defeated, would have, been a conten der for pitching honors had he join, ed the team earlier In the season. As it is he had not particlated In a sufficient number of games to be considered la the awarding of this prise. HAD A RUNAWAY. The Barton County Mills team created considerable . excitement In the Santa Fe yards on .Monday morn ing. The driver was loading wheat from a car when the team suddenly became frightened and proceeded to give a practical demonstration of the art of running away. As soon as they had gotten under good headway they collided with the dray team belonging to the ice com pany and ran squarely over them, breaking the tongues out of both wagons and injuring one of the ice plant horses considerably. After run ning a little farther, the mill team became so badly entangled with the wagon and harness that they were easily caught. , Neither wagon was damaged beyond the breaking of the tongues of both vehicles, and (he af fair ended with comparatively small damage. WILL BE AN INNOVATION. Longren Will Fly From Great Bejiyl to Russell. In order to fill -two aviation en gagements the same week at two dif ferent places. Great Bend and Rus sell, A. K. Lomgren, the aviator se cured by the fair management to. put on exhibitions here during the fair, will fly back and forth from one town to another daily during the two ex hibitions at the different places. This is only one of the many iav novations which will be at the big Barton County Fair this fall. Get busy at once and everybody boost for the success of the project. WIFE'S GONE TO THE COUNTRY ummvHu, B. B. SMYTH DEAD. Well Known, as Curator Go Cojlleici tion. In State. House. Bernard B. Smyth, curator of the Goes collection ia the state house his torical department, died at his home in Topeka on Tueesday of this week. He had been sick but A few days, and was on duty at his office in the rooms of the historical society at the State Capital building last Thursday. He was stricken with dysentery and with heart trouble, and was unable to survive the attack. Mr. Smith had been la charge of the Goss collection In the State Cap ital for thirty years. The collection of birds was made by S. N. Goss, a lawyer byprofession and a natural ist by nature. Mr. Goss earned a for tune. In practicing law and then re tired to take up the work of making this collection. Worcester univesity offered him $50,000 for the collection when he presented it to the state thirty years ago, and It is now val ued at double that sum. Mr. Smyth was born near Oklcas- tle, Ireland, March 8, 1S43, and .was the son of John and Kate S. Smyth. He was married to Mary Adams Jan uary, 1873, and to his present wife in 1906. He, settled at Ellinwood in Bar ton county, Kansas, in June, 1874, and later moved to Topeka. In 1887 he was appointed state librarian in the academy of science, which posi tion he held until in 1592, and was also president of the Gray wood Bot any club from 1887 to 1894. He was secretary and treasurer of the Tope ka Society of Natural Science from 1888 to 1890; was secretary and treas urer of the Topttka philosophical So- slety since 1894, and has been cur ator of the Gosb collection for thir ty years. He is survived by a wife and three children. One son, Charles, and a daughter, Edith, of Denver, and a sor Eugene, who 1 in Portw Rico. PRAIRIE FIRE IN NESS. During' a dry storm oa Wednesday, lighting started a fire west of Ness City which burned over a large ter ritory included In which were the ex tensive ranches belonging to Messrs. Spangler, Baker and Smith. There was a moderately good growth' of grass In this territory, all of which was 83 dry as hot winds and sun could make it, and with the aid of a stiff wind the blaze developed In to a regular old fashioned prairie tire. Little could be done to check the flames, which cleared a terri tory amounting in area to about a township. No buildings- were lost and no feed, owing principally to the tact that the barns and ranch im provements were securely guarded against fire, and bo feed Is stacked In the. fields for the simple reason that there isn't any. Fall rains, if Lhey come in time may make some feed on the burned territory, but at the best the toss is a serious one to these ranchmen. WILL BUILD NEW CHURCH, Catholics Will Erect Moderfc House, of Worship. Work was started on Wednesday iparoory to movtne tie Catholic enuxen building onto one corner of On JotB owned by the Catholic peo- Pie; who will some time this fall commence the. .rectiou of a fine new caurea DtBMtog witch will coat about -sa.wo and will be located where the aw cnurcn now stands. It will, of wura oe modern in every way and "1U ornament to tfle town. I The style of architecture has not j iKva aecweq upon, Gut will be at am early date. The neoDie of this church have waited for some time in mang preparations for thiB event, and will certainly be able to auore- date this fine new building' which wui aerve mem as a nouee of wor- ship for many years to come. The parish at this place is one of the strongest in the state, and the w new buiWing will be one of the most handsome structures to be found among the many fine churches tn mis vicinity BIG FIRE LOSS. On Thursday evening of last week, one of the most destructive farm fires in the annals of Barton coun ty occurred at the McGreevey farm, southwest of this city. A big barn, a farm elevator with a capacity of about 10,000 bushels of grain, and a number of smaller out buildings were destroyed, and only by prompt assistance was the house saved. The stock was all rescued with the exception of one calf that was tied in the barn. Two wagons were saved and two and a half sets of harness. Owing to the fact that most tf the machinery was out in the various fields of the farm, the loss on machinery was slight, the most serious being about $50 dam age to a new header. ' AbouJ 900 bushels of wheat, one third of which was the property of Mr. McGreevey, was destroyed, be sides a quantity of corn and other feed In the barn and nearly twenty tons of hay. The loss of the tenant, Mr. D. C. Renfro, will amount to Bllghtly over $1000, which is fully covered by In surance. , The farm buildings were Insured, but as to the amount of the insur ance or the estimated loss on the same we are unable to state. The fire started about 5 o'clock in the evening, and is supposed to have been caused by lightning, as a heavy cloud with considerable lightning hung over the immediate vicinity at that trmebut no one about the place noticed any vivid flashes. Flame bursting from the barn were the first symptom of trouble to be noticed. Neighbors were of great assistance in saving the house. SOUNDS LIKE REAL WORK. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. DeGarmo and family were up from Darmouth Sat urday evening for a short visit with their many friends and to look after business matters. Lynn has been in charge of the Wolf elevator at Dart mouth for a number 3f years and he says he. has been busier the past few weeks than any time since he has been on the job. That statement may sound a little strange when it is considered that hardly half of the elevators in the county are taking in grain enough to pay them to keep open, but it must be remembered -1 that in the Immediate vicinity of es was taken and a verdict was ren Dartmouth, and especially on the dered for the nlaintiff h Mn as good if not better than usual During the past six weeks and up until Saturday night, Lynn has tak en in a trifle over 800 wagon loads out 32 cars. During 21 days of Jury, . - .... . . . ne joaaea ana snippeo ow u cars of wheat, which was more than he ...... handled during the entire months July and August last year. In addition to doing all this work by himself, he unloaded and reload ed to the farmers of that vicinity several car loads of threshing and fuel co&L which he handles as a side One, and taken altogether we judge he has been reasonably busy, and Is entitled to take a day off and go Ashing, if he so desires. If we're any judge of what constitutes work. we opine that he hasnt had any time for mischief during the past six weekSL' Joe Komarek and Carl KfeazeL of EUinwood, wens visitors la the city Tuesday evening. DESTRUCTIVE WIND STORM. Heayy W(nd Does Much Damage, In Holier VWrUty. A straight wind of terrific Telocity did a raat dal nf ha. r Helzer on Sundav evenio abavt -sn Barns on the Wll I Schwler. Clark Cosg. .Alex Lawrence. Frank Case land Alford Opie farm were demol- Ished together wKh numerous sheds, outbuildmes. etc. On th Schwier place the wind mill was wrecked and the pump pulled partially out of the welL The ran mmr! a. stroved without an t iamiM tn the car. The roof of the house at the C. B. Cass farm naitnv Am rJi No one was injured and no stock kill ed. Nothing was damaged in the town. Owln to th ere wind storms in that locality In recent years most all buildings are heavily insured and it is not oro- bable that the loss to the owners ill be heavy. In the matter of wind storms a Hoodoo seems to be working against the Heizer neighborhood as more damage has been done from that cause In a few miles square in that vicinity In recent year$ than In aR the balance of the county. About three-fourths of an Inch of rain fell over a limited territory during this storm. DIES AT AGE OF 72 YEARS. A Pioneer of Barton County. Young est of Three Sisters. Miss Lavina Noble died Sunday, August 3rd., at 9:10 o'clock, at her home, three miles southwest of this city, of general weakness., She was 72 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Miss Noble came to Barton coun ty in 1880 from Nobles county, O., having lived in this county thirty three years. She resided, on a farm one mile north of Galatia until ten years ago when she moved to her present home where death called hr. About four months ago she under went ao operation for gall stones, and it left her in a very weak con dition from which she never recov ered and the hot weather came on to reduce her strength and finally she had to give way to her weak ness. ' . She was the youngest of three sis ters, Miss Rachel Noble, 84 years of ag, and Miss Rebecca Noble, aged 80 years. They made their home with their cousin, J. W. Racey. Funeral services were held from tho home at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday, coLducted by Rev. D. A. Lindsey, far terment bekig made in the Holsing- toa cemetery. Dispatch. HE MUST VACATE. Suit was brought before Judge Tor- rey on Saturday by Fritz WlHenibeig to force Scott Hayes, a tenant of WlHenberg's to relinquish his claim to the premises he had occupied a year and which Hayes was endeav oring to hold on a verbal contract for renewal of the lease. The plain tiff was represented by Sam Jones, of Lyons, and Clyde AUphln of this city, and the defendant by Attorneys Osmond and R. Coe Russell The case was somewhat complicat ed on account of the existence of two written contracts, one applying to the lease of the tillable land and the other to the pasture and the im provements, the contracts being made "t different times and expiring on different dates The testimony costs before leaving town. The par- ties are close neighbors and live northeast of Claf ltn ALMOST MADE GOOD. , , Mra- Daa Converse came i" i rum toe iarm m r.iaroncn tnn. .. "- 5 aturday evening for a vlsltover ! SllQdaT with linnui 14,. rx suuoay with home folks here. Dan has the habit of sticking pretty close w nome., and he said he thought ? svi away i rom ue place over night It might bring a rain. And he came pretty close to making good on me guess, too. It got close enough to a rain to sprinkle a little am thai Is more than it had been able to do for a long time. Miss Mmnle GWIn returned w day from a few days visit with rela tive In Sterling Mr. and Mra. Vernon Frvberer ar- rived home Tuesday evening from aiuornia where they have been visit and sight seeing trip for sev eral month past. ANOTHER PENNANT. Great Bend Ball Team Adds Thry - Pennant to Cof lection. , On opening day 1914, the'peaaw staff in the local ball park will prOjrt display to the breezes three Ka us State League Championship et nants dated respectively 1911, . MIL ... and 1913, the Millers having a result of a superior article of but ' baM won the 1913 pennant by tak ing a majority of the last aerie of games with Lyons, which club. to gether with Clay Center, fought for the honors till the second from the last game of the season. This year's games ended with th . prettiest three cornered contest rtr witnessed in this league.' As H , we win by 16 points over Clay Ceo, ter, which team leads Lyons by It . ' points, sauna has been out of th running for several weeks, but plaj- ed the season out and showed flashes of their old form by taking three. t the games In the last series with Clay Center. The Salina team be- gan the season with flattering pro pects but could not keep up the pace. They are said to be laving plana at this time for a winning combination , next year.". Clay Center and Lyons each start ed the season with well balanced: aggregations and have piayed consls tent ball all season, which fact proven by a glance at their staadln? at any time since the contest started Financial troubles early this spring . made It difficult for the local manage ment to get together a team bear ing any remote resemblance to pen. nant winners. "Affy" was forced (a begin, the season with on4y about a week's practice and with several players who lacked much of being, satisfactory to his managerial eye. " The process of elimination has been worked out as finances and cir cumstances would permit. Ore pitch er ras sold In mid-teaaon mbeo needed "him badly, and rVthftT' the- . last month, Just as we assumed sj po , sltion as recognized contender for the honors, an offer was made for ' our regular catcher, who was also. one of the heavy hitters of the team , and the offer was accepted for reas ons purely financial. The services of Bert Haas, a Rice county boy and a old head at bate ball, were securedk and he has been a steady, consistent aid to the team. It Is impossible, and not essential to enumerate tbe virtues and th weaknesses of the Individual member of the team, nor to furnish a est- gory of reasons why the other teams) of the league failed to win the champ ' plonshlp. Tbe secret of our success lies within the wise old noodle of our manager who piloted the team to . . three successive victories, backed by the good Judgment and advice of the best local management In the state. People generally fall to appreciate the effort put forth by the officers t of the local organization, cor U amount of good baseball ace am dis played by them. Tbe sport- loving public certainly owes a vote of thanki to "Doc" Strong, Billy Allen, Dd. 8. Marx, Ed Chapman, Dad Seward and a few others who have "scrapped" out the various and sundry difficul ties which beset the proposition. Man persons whoy are willing to take a prominent place in assuming the honor of pennant winning, have, been knockers all season and have. neglected to lend either moral or fin ancial aid to the proposition. Of "Old Affy" a chapter might oe written, but it may be summed up 1b these words, "They cant beat him." He Is a gentleman both on the dia- mond and off, and here's hoping he will be with us In 1914 If so, we'll win another. The standing of the different team . at the finish is as follows: Team Games Wan Lost PC Great Bend 89 53 35 595 day Center 88 51 37 S80 Lyons 89 50 23 562 Salina 83 26 62 295 PICTURE 8HOW AT ELLINWOOD. Ellinwood will have a picture show next Sunday night. For the tlx , time in a good many years the $e Pie of Ellinwood and vicinity will have an opportunity to attend a Sun day moving picture show. Manager , : Hermes, of the K. of C. Opera House has secured a good bill for. this occa sion and invites all the . people from Great Bend and vicinity to attend the show. . Ellinwood has a good large roomy opera house, cool and) comfortable, and yon will not regret attending Sunday night