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Barton County democrat. [volume] (Great Bend, Kan.) 1885-1915, August 15, 1913, Image 1

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The IrldTo Stop it's Ears So Quickly As The Song Of Woe --Forge! Your Troubles. .
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Joe Komarek and Carl KfeazeL of
EUinwood, wens visitors la the city
Tuesday evening.
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
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.
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
, , 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
rived home Tuesday evening from
aiuornia where they have been
visit and sight seeing trip for sev
eral month past.
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
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

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