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VOLUME XXX. GBEAT BEND, KANSAS, FBIDAT, SEPTEMBER 19, 1913, NUMBEBQ Let Your HeadSaue Your Heels. Sometimes a Minute Think Saves an Hour of Hustle COUKfTY KILLED BY LIGHTNING. Conrad Ochs Jr, of Wheatland Town. hip the Victim JThe Young est of 8etan Brothers. Tuesday afternoon during the prog- ress of a thunder storm, Conrad Ochs -Jr.. was Instantly killed", by a bolt of lightning as he was standing in a wagon driving a team home after he tad been to the home of Fete Ochs to borrow a plow. , Th last person who saw the unfor tunate young man alive was Mr. Ben. Meyers. He drove by Ben's house on his way home and as a light rain was filling he waved his. hat at Ben in appreciation of the fact that mois ture was falling once. more. After -be had passed the house and turned northward on his way home the rain became heavier and so did the thun der and lightning. Mr. Meyers, with a thought of the safety of Mr. Ochs, looked for the team along the road and could see them about three-fourths of a mile north. It appeared to him that Mr. Ochs had stopped the team and had Bought shelter, but after waiting for about 20 minutes he decided some thing was wrong and rode a horse out to see. He found that Mr. Ochs had been Instantly killed while standing in the wagon. He fell to one side and his clothing caught on the wagon, pre venting him from falling to the .ground. One horse had been killed -by the same bolt, and the other was tangled in the harness in trying to iget away. It appears that the bolt struck Mr. Ochs In the left side, but It could not be told whether or not it had traveled up the lines. The sudden taking away of the life of this promising young man is a particultrly sad blow to the six sur viving brothers, the one sister and father and to the many friends of the family. ? He was 23 years old and the young est of seven brothers, who In order of age are as follows: Philip, J. P., George, John, Henry' n4 'Jacob. - One ! sister survives, Mrs. Philip Ochs, of! this city. ' The family all lives within a rad ius of a few miles and some of the '.brothers are together nearly every day. They are particularly affection ate and interested in each others wel fare which makes the loss of one , .that much harder to bear. Funeral services for Conrad were iheld Friday afternoon and interment anade In the Schonefelt cemetery. iHoisington Dispatch. ON THE BALK, A lot of good locals and other in teresting reading matter are omit ted this week from the fact that the linotype in the office has been hav ing one of those spells this week which are common to brutes of its kind, and which never fails to occur fist when there is a lot of work to ,do. We'll try and make up for the deficiency next week. I 1 - t ILUL . . . ,. : STOP, UHMygrai! N j i ' . i The PROGRAM. Barton County Association. For The Teachers 10 oe new in uue mga scnooi au- ditorium, Great Bend, Kansas, Sep- tember 20th, 1913. MORNING SESSION 10:30. Reading Circle from "Country Life and thet ftoimtrr RrhocA'' Chant i, Z find 3; Leader, prof. H. e. Pow ers. The entire morning session will be devoted to this work. All teachers holding renewable certificates will be required to pass an examination in the Reading Circle work, and Jt Is to the interest of every teacher to be present at this session. APTERXOOX SESSION 1:30. Entertainment Program arranged by Misses Bessie Clark, Lois Glenn, and Edith Rush. Lecture "Industrial Work in the Country School," Prof. G. E. Bray, Manhattan. ROUND TABLES. After the lecture the following Round Tables will meet. All of the teachers are requested to stay for these as the principal work will be to plan the line of work to be follow ed in future meetings and to get ac quainted. Following are the leaders appointed for the different sections: High School Prof. F. H. Barber. Grades Grace Mathewson. Primary Mattie Fruit. Rural Jennnie B. Momyer. A COMMENDABLE ACT. .About fifty of the good women of Pawnee Rock carried out a most en joyable and appropriate surprise on one of their neighbors, Mrs. Maggie Riggs, last Thursday evening by call tag on her in a body to assist her in the celebration of her 77th birth day, and made use of the occasion to make her the recipient of a large supply of staple and fancy provisions, which on account of her straightened circumstances she would have been unable to provide for herself, 6ince her son, Can, who was her chief sup port, was recently convicted of at tempted murder. Mrs. Riggs is one of the most highly respected women of Pawnee Rock, and her many old friends were glad to take the oppor tunity to thus substantially express their esteem and good will MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been Issued since our last pub licaftion: Henry E. Kaiser, age 36, of Rush Center, and Orpha Fairbank, age 38 of Bison. Clarence Rowe, age 21, and Eliza beth Yost, age 20. both of Great Bend. Ed Jurgensen, age 25, and Lena Kazmakr, age 20, both of Great Bend Mrs. Amos Johnson and daughter, Pearl, lef the, first of the week for a visit with relatives and friends in Clinton, IlHnol, eifMhSlfv - The Ktwest of Long Skirt HICKEL.ROBL A very pretty wedding occurred last Wednesday morning in the St Peter and Pauls church north of El lin wood, when Miss Kate Rob! was united in marriage to Mr. Louie Hick- el, the wedding ceremony being per formed by Rev. Father Bast. The bride, wore a beautiful gown of white chiffon and carried a boquet of flowers. Mtss Francis Hlckel act ed as bridesmaid and Mr. Frank Robl as best man. After the ceremony a large concourse of relatives and in timate friends betook themselves to the home of the bride where an elab orate wedding dinner was served. An enjoyable afternoon was spent by all who were present. The aifair was to have ended with a large wed ding dance given in the Logan hall la the evening, and to which all the young folks cf the neighborhood had been invited, but the 'rain which we had been wishing for for a long time finally came, which made It Incon venient for the musicians to come from town, 60 the dance was post poned until a later date. The bride and groom were the re cipients of many useful and costly presents. Several of them wece al ready given on Friday evening cf last week when the members of the ladies Sodality, of which the bride was a member, surprised them with a Dicture shower. Both Mr. amd Mrs. Hlckel are very popular with all who know them, and their hosts of friends- loin in wishing for them a long and happy married life. YOST, The little Yost baby who had been in the St. Rose hospital for a few days, passed away at that Institution on Tuesday afternoon. This was truly a. very sad circum stance. The little one. only about two years old. having been the vie tim of an accidental rifle shot at the hands of a brother ten years old at the. .home of the family near La crosse. 7 " The body of the little one was tak en to LaCroese for burial. Rev. Wm. Vestwood and X. L. Weis enberg are In Buoklin this week at tending a session of the Presbytery On account of the crowded condi tion of the third grade at the weU school building it has been necessary to divide the. grade, and hire an ad ditional teacher. Misg Bessie Clark will have charge of the new room. and her" room, in, the east building will be taught by her sister, Ethel, Mr. Edwin Gorwin and daughter, Sophia, came la from Denver Thurs day morning for a visit of a few days with the McMullen families while on their way to their home i,n Burrton after an outing of several weeks in different parts of Colorado. The Gorwin and McMullen families came to this countr: together from Pennsylvania! , Slashes, CHEAP MONEY Coming to Barton, and Stafford Coun. ty Farmers Eastern, Insurance Money a, Big Help (This Year, - One big reason th absolute; crop failure this year has not brought on such acute bard, times as did the crop failures of twenty and. thirty years ago, is that in those days the community bad to rely absolutely on itself for funds, and now It is not only possible but easy to get, quite large amounts of eastern money at a low rate of interest on liberal terms. In those days, even if one could get a loan, it was only for about $500, on a quarter, and ait 12 to 15 per cent Interest, while now loans of $3,000 to $4,000 or even larger am ounts, are obtainable on good quarter sections at a rate of .six and a half per cent, including all commissions to agents. This difference is notice able now farther west, even ra Rush and Pawnee counties where money Is not so easily obtainable because the large insurance companies will Hot go west of the west side cf Bar ton county, and in those counties the rate is much higher. Arthur Taylor, who has his office in the Brfnkman Bank rooms, tells us that the companies he is represent ing have not made any difference In the amounts they will loan or the rates of Interest because of the crop failure and that the money thvs brought in has been a big help to the whole community. THE LISCHESKY SJTYLE SHOW. The Lischesky people, ever on the alert for some feature which will be a source of pleasure as well as prof It to their trade, solved the problem of entertainment this week in a way which was a source of much grati fication to the hundreds of peop'e who were guests of the firm at a big reception given at the Elite theatre on Wednesday evening. The chief attraction of the enter tainment was, of course, the exhibi tion of a feature film displaying all the Fall and Winter styles cf Ladies ready-to-wear garments, the product of the Printz Biederman Company of Cleveland, Ohio, who are among the leading manufacturers of the world In their line, and who supply tte Li schesky people with the greater por tion of ready-to-wear products. The plot of the drama brought out strikingly the. value of "swell tog gery" in the struggle for social su premacy. Also the triumph of the choice ready-to-wear garments over misfit t?!r7l?d garments, made to, measure. Naturally the PrLniz-Bled-errnan line triumphs, and In the pro gress of the show is seen one cf the most upto-date factories in the world where process of manufac turing this much "to be desired l'ae is shown in detail. i The Lischesky people had made 4 strenuous effort to place free tick ets In the possession of all the lad ies of the commncity, and the fact that In this particular they had been successful was attested by the large throng which packed the house for the entire evening and blocked the walks in front of the theater wait ing 'patiently for admlsaslon.. The full regular program given In connec tion with this great feature film made a very pleasing evening's entertain ment. : ' 'charges. The detective then told df Miss Helen Dawson left for LawK tne aumei"iam'lft had tak rence the first of the week" to resume . Hfr excuses were lame. Then h'er studies in the State University, the Judge paused to listen for fur- w ther information, and hearing none, George Sloniger and Harry . Mc, W0 jears in the penitentiary Crat-kan Uft Mondar oleht for Kan - saa City, where the have secured a number of contracts for plastering. Dr. W. A. Nixon returned Wednes day evening from Totonta, Canada, where he was called last week by the serious illness of his mother and reports her as being much Improved In health.. Mrs. Virgil Lile was here Pawnee Rock Tuesdaj on a shop- ping trip and for a visit with friends Shelly Win get and John Andrea, of Albert, were in the city Wednesday for a visit with friends while - on their way home after attending the Hutchinson fair. The Misses Ella, Lizzie and Jennie McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. M Mulkm and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Chapman took a "hiker' out to the Epperson home west of town Sunday afternooa and enjoyed a picnic supper on the lawn returning home la the evening.' WOMAN FORGER TO PRISON. Former Barton, County Wonan Spt to Prison, In Missouri. The following article from the Kansas CKy Star cf Tuesday Is rela tive to a former Barton county wom an. The Acoff family were formerly residents cf this city, com tag here from Heizer. It is said that the rep utation of Mrs. Acoff for honesty was not any too good while here, and It does not seem to have improved to any great extent The article from the Star la as folloya: After the recital of a well con structed hearttirrlng story of pov erty, man's perfidy and mother love. which produced great effect on her hearers until Judge Latshaw got af ter her and picked the story to piec es, Mrs. Minnie Acoff, alias Irene Snyder, alias Miss Johnson, was sen tenced to two years In the peniten tlary this morning for forgery. She plead guilty to forging two checks for $20 each on J. J. Snyder, cashing one of the checks at Emery, Bird Thayers, and the other at Cline'6. Mrs. Acoff s life evidently has been a checkered one. Five years ago a worthless husband deserted her end three children at Great Bend, Kara., leaving her to shift for herself. Ac cording to her story she worked in hotels, in restaurants and in private families for several years to provide for herself and the children. After worrying along for nearly five rears a man came along who professed his love and a desire to marry her. He told me of his love in terms that couldn't be surpassed in a nov el," she said, "and finally induced m to take the three children and go with him from Oklahoma City where I was then working, to Minneapolis, Minn., where we were to get married and go to housekeeping. We got as far as DesMoines and he skipped out and I came here to look for work. and stopped at the Coates House where I thought I might be able id see the man who had left me iff De: Moines. I called up several perple who had advertised in, the paper for servants, but whea I could give no city references they refused to give me work. "The children were hungry and dreaded the time when the hotel ask ed me to settle, the bill for them and myself. There was nothing left to dc so I forged the checks." She stood up straight apd. Ils'ened to the arraign.nmnt without a show of (ear, 81)0, (Uda't know what It a!1 meant when the Judge asked her if she was "Guilty or not gulUv," and when he asked her bow it all came about she started to repeat br orig inal story. When she told of going to the first place and cashing the check for $20 and then went right over to Kline's and passed the other, the judge said: . . ; ! si ! T;i;ii; "Well yoll were going to clean op before you got out of town. The first worked well and so ought the second. Is there anytthing further." . Something in the judge's manner cause, her to halt la her. tale ol need and sorrow, while the Judge turned to the detective who had ar rested her and learned that she w?e wanted In Wichita" on eight counts of I V.,4 J.Ia4 Via TlMntilta i iit JtfferscB vJ- ' "!.,. The twd little girls, aged 11 and 6, will be placed in the charge of the Juvenile court. R. B. Gardner was a business visi tor from Albert Tuesfcrjr.' Ruhe Brothers, of west o town, shipped a car of fine fat hogs tXan eas City this week. Fred Ruhe A- framiCQmpaniea the shipment. Ira D. Brougher, G. W. Thatcher Iru jc3 uct ieii suoaay evening .'or Chattanooga to attend the Nat iofi&l O. A. R. Encampment H. A. Chadd was up from Seward Tuesday morning on a business trip and for a visit with his brother-In-law, Mr. Keigley, who has been re cering treatment here for some time for cancer, and who is' in a very ser ious condition. Mr. Chadd reports a good rala down that way Tuesday evening, and said" he had four listers busy at work getting his ground in shape for wheat. A HEALTHFUL PLACE. . Sq Says R. B. Hamner Who' rfc Moved Here From Sedajia, M, Great Bend and this portion cf Ea saa can qualify with the best ot ti health resorts la furnishing cUmat uited to the needs of anyone nKw ing from asthma, U the pinion a R. B. Gardner, who arrived her S day evening hi his automobile Coget er with bis wife and driver and waft- expects to make Great Bend hia fu ture home. Mr. Hamner, who has been man. ger of the street railway and llrhK Ing system in Sedalia for a number of years, has for a lonjr time heoa. sufferer from asthma and has trie all of the noted health resorts of th country, but failed to secure relief. This spring when the old malady -bv gan to trouble him again he made. his mma to try central or westew ffanafli an4 ! ..j n his point of destination. Whea ta arrived here about the first of June his condtion was Such that linwwiM not walk a block without sitting down for a rest, but after a stay here of four or five weeks he felt almcst a tlrely recovered and returned ta hia nome m Missouri feeling better than for several years. But a few wee of the climate there served to pot aim oacK to his old state of health again, and he made up his mind ta come to Great Bend to make his pr maneni nome. Their household kA have arrived but will be stored for a few weeks while Mr. r.arrtBr i. gaining his strength and during whlcfc time he will look around for a mod ern home to rent for the winter, tt his health continues good here thej. m ouiia a home of their own ia the spring. Mr. Hamner says the trip by ante from Sedalia here was a most enjoy able one, despite the fact that heary rains seemed to precede ihm al most the entire distance. However. the entire journey was free from aiin ", haps, not e,ven t puncture w!vtiit,Jxj and the same air was In all the tire when they arrived here that they left Sedalia with, a distance of over three hundred and fifty miles. Mr. Hamner and his wife are old friends of .Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Moses, of this city, and the people of tba city and community welcome them tat the city, and hope that Mr. Hamnerl. health may continue to Improve. o that they will decide to becomt per manent residents of the community. Concerning their departure the S dalia Democrat has the following: R. B. Hamner, fpr the past eighV een years a Sedlian andfor . past several years manager of thV" treet railway up to the time of the purchase of that property by tbV, City Light and Traction Co., la to leave Sedalia and will ship his hoosv hold effects Monday. . Mr. Hamner and his good wife Witt ' leave Tuesday in their Overland fir passenger automobile for Great Eend Kansas, where they spent a portlo' of the summer, and at whicb plact ' Mr. Hamner secured relief from astb, ma, with which he suffers much la . this climate. -The change Is made for the benefit of his health, nd- after spending the winter there tt they are atlll satisfied with Grat Bend, they intend erecting a homa ta , that city for occupancy . Mr. flamner says he regrets xj Cfedingly to Jeave Sedalia afld would like very much to" personally bid ail his numerous friends adieu, but will be unable to do so. The best wisjbes of everyone knowing "Bob" wilt ac-' , company him and his wife to thelrs. new home. . TESTED 100 PER CENT. John Dohefty had fasti s his 1913 crop of Wheat ind ererl grain sprouted. He did not eonal !he grains he put to test, but ha Placed them where none could hat . been lost, and every grain ta the tot" germmaiea. , The way he made his test waa to . take a piece of blotting paper, ,wt ' it thoroughly, put: the paper . oa . Plate with the grains on it. and then. cover it over with a wet naner. If put the grains to soak last Saturday' and Wednesday he was showing tfca germinated grains in town and eemo of the, sprouts were nearly an inch ' long. He will make a second test from another bin. i Mrs. E. C. 'Emky and daughter. Pearl hate returned to Lawrence af ter spending the summer here. Mtsf Emley will take up the study of te again, this winter.