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BARTON COUNTY TOLUME XXX. GBEAT BEND, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1913, NUMBER sa;. Consider Carefully Before You Say a Hard Word, Bui Never Let a Chance To Say a Good One Go By. DEMOCRAT' WILL HAVE NEW HOTEL GreH Band To Hive Another First Cla, Modern Hostelry. . J. H. Woods, a gentleman, who al ready, owns a string of eight first class hotels ih Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, lost week closed a deal Cor a lease on the John Cook build ing on the east side of the square tod will shortly open another first class modem hotel in this city. The work of fixing up the building and furnishing the same is already pro gressing rapidly and the new hos telry will be open for business to a ery short time. The .building waa constructed a few Tears ago, with the intention of us ing part of W for a hotel and fis said to be admirably suited for the pur pose. There are, about thirty-five fine rooms on the second floor, together with a cumber of bath rooms, and the whole building will be fixed up a first class style.. The downstairs rooms will be used as office, rooms, oiling room, kitchen, and sample rooms and can, be admirably arrang ed as such. A private telephone, -"exchange will be installed and there will be a tel ephone in every room. Mr. Wood comes here very highly recommended as a first class hotel man, by at who -have met, him at his other places of business. On account of his many ether -Interests he will not take personal charge of the bus iness himself but will put the place In charge, of a capable manager and will make regular visits here to see that the bouse is being conducted! in the best possible manner. He will cater especially; to the traveling trade, but invites and will appreciate the Patronage of the general public. MRS. C. A. STRONG DEAD. A message was received here Jlon day morning by Wendell Strong an nouncing the death of his mother at the family home near New Plymouth. Idaho, where the family have been jiv tog for several years. He had. re ceived a message only the evening before amnouneinfe her serious Ill ness and the nest morning received soother telling of her death. Anoth r brother, Wayland. arrived from Ok lahoma Monday evening and the two left together to attend the funeral. Mrs. Strong was quite well known la this city, the family having Jived fee re for two or three years, Profes sor Strong being superintendent of the city schools. Later they moved to Idaho where they purchased fruit farm, and Mr. Strong has also been iin charge of the city schools at that place. Mrs. Strong was a wom an well liked by all who knew her, and her many friends here will sin cerely regret to hear of her death. Tour linoleum will look better and last much longer if occasionally giv en a coat of Sherwin-Williams Dur able Linoleum Finish. Big can 45 cents. Bonduraot'e. (Copyright) 'w ' w lUv. iv I . 1 1 SILO SPECIAL TO BE HERE. Will Tejll Tht Farmers How To Get More Money From ThJr Crop. Manhattan, Oct 18 Another dem onstration train la being aoheduled for Western Kansas. This time the Kansas Agricultural College and the Santa Fe railroad will co-operate in running a silage and live stock spec ial over the Santa Fe lines west and southwest of Wichita. The needs of this vast sorghum empire have been carefully studied, and that H should fulfill its possibilities and become a great forage and live stock region will be the teaching of the. college speakers on this train. The place the silo will take in this permanent system of farming will be shown. The traio will be run the week of November 3rd to 9th. The people of Western Kansas are thoroughly progressive, and quick to grasp and put into, practice improved methods whenever their worth is proven. It is expected that this spcdal will do much in convincing them that live-stock farming is the only safe tnd permanent system to be followed in that part cf the state. A. S. Nfais, of the extension di vision of the agricultural college, and k H. Goui J demonstration agent for Southwest Kansas, who is Jointly employed by the Agricultural College and the Sfciila Fe railroad, wiH ac company the tiafrv throughout the ens ure trip. Supt. E. C. Johnson, of the college, will accompany the spe fial th first two days, and G. C. Wheelei, formerly with the extension division of cae col'ege, will also ac company the train a part of the trip. The train will .wake but two stops in Barton county, one at Great Bend and one at Ellinwuod. The special will arrive here at 2:20 in the af ternoon, Saturday, November 8, and will remain for forty minutes, arriv ing m Ellin wood at 3:20 and will re main there the same length of time. It is earnestly urged that all farm ers meet the train and hear the lec tures. They will be of interest and value to all. MRS. 6URCHARDT. Mrs. Wilhelmina, Burchardt, one of the old settlers of the EUinwood com munity, died in this city last Friday of a complication of diseases, and a general break down of the system, due to old age. She was a woman very highly regarded by all her ac quaintances and especially by her many old friend 9 of the early days, She was a native of Germany and waa aged 72 years, 8 months and 22 days. Her husband died about five years ago, and 6he leaves two sons, one living In and the other near El- Hnwood, to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the home in EUinwood Monday afternoon and in terment made in the cemetery at that place. One-half price on All Hats this week at Riley's Millinery, at Keiths old place. SNIFFLES SCHNEIDER-BAHR. Prominent Young Coup Is. Married at Olmltz Last Wednesday. Special to The Democrat On Wednesday morning, October 15th., Rev. John Huna, pastor of St Ann's Catholic church of Otmitz, pro nounced the words that made Joseph Schneider Jr., and Theresla Bahrman and wife. Promptly at 10 o'clock the con tracting parties arrived at the new Parochial school, which Is used tem porarily as a church until the new edifice is completed, escorted by a targe host of relatives and friends. and were greeted by the Olmitz Mil itary Band which played a few splen did selections, after which the groom led the bride to the. altar of God, where they made the solemn vows which united them in the Holy bond; of matrimony. The groom is the oldest son of Air. and Mrs. Joseph Schneider Sr., one of the well-to-do farmers living south west of town. Hfe has grown, to man hood. in this commmunity, and is a very bright and industrious young man who has a large host of friends. Miss Theresia is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bahr, of south of town, and is one of the most popular and handsome young ladjes In this part of the coun ty, and is loved and admired by all who know her. She was dressed in white silk with over-lace, with a' boquet of natural flowers. IThe groom wore the con ventional black. The attendants and bridesmaids were: Henry Banr and iiarie &cn neider, Frank Bahr and Francis Sch neider, Ben Schneider and Amelia Spitzka, Atfonse Bahr and Angela Mauler, Will Bahr and Lenora Biar, Frank Riedel and Mary Rabenseif- ner. After the ceremony the happy cou ple, with their invited friends and relatives, about 250 in number, drove to the bride's home where a recep- tion was held. : Even though the weather was a little" disagreeable, it did not discourage the Jolly crowd who remained until a very late hour, To say that everybody had a good old time is expressing it mildly. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider were the recipients cf many costly and useful gifts. After spending a short honeymoon visiting friends and relatives, the young couple will make their home on their farm north of Helzer. Those in 'attendance from a dis tance were Mt. and Mrs. Ira Hoge and the former's father, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Biar and baby, Mrs. John Gruber and daughters Irma and Le nora Biar and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Man eth and family, of Great Bend, and Gus Weiser and son and Tillie Hoff man, of Otis. rrhe writer Joins with the many friends in wishing the young people a long and happy Journey through married life. - R. H. MOSES DEAD. Dqath Comes Suddenly To One Of Great Bend's Best Known Men. The people of Great Bend and of all, of Barton county were shocked and saddened tot Friday morning when a message was received by rel atives here Informing them of the sudden death of R. H. Moses at La- Grange, Illinois, where he was visit- ing with relatives and friends. Mr. Moses has been in very poor health for a number of years, hav ing been a sufferer from diabetes, but of late his- condition had, been somewhat improved and for several weeks past he had been planning on an extensive visit through the east ern states, to the old home in Illi nois, and with his son Charles, in Sheboygan, Wis., and on October 3, together with his wife, left on the trip. At that time he was seeming ly in much better health than usual, and was anticipating a most enjoy able outing and expected to return to take up his duties at the bank with renewed health and vigor. They had first gone to Chicago and were visiting at the home of his brother, Chas. A. Moses, in LaGrange a suburb of that city, when death oc curred. Mr. Moses had alsq visited at the old home in Peoatonica, Els., from which place he had enlisted in the army during the civil war. At the time of his death Mr. .Mos es was 75 years and 22 days of age. He was born in New York 6tate on the 26th of September, 1833, the fam ily iater moving to Illinois. He had learned the masons trade and in fol lowing his occupation traveled over a cansderabte porton of the United States when a young man. At the outberak of the war he enlisted and served with credit to) himself and his country until its close. At the close of the war he moved to Sedalia, Mo., and for several years followed the oc cupation of contractor and builder, later taking an active part In local politics and for ten years served as county clerk and collector of Pettis county. After retiring from office be assisted dm the organization of the Third National Bank of Sedafca, and was cashier of that institution for several years. In 1901 he with his family came to Great Bend and was one of the organizers of the Citizens National Bank, and has since served as cashier of that institution, and as such had proven himself one of the most able and progressive 'business men of the community, as well as one of the most highly esteemed and honored. Mr. Moses had been married twice To the first union four children were born. They are C. A. Moses, of She boygan, Wis., R. H. Jr., of Trinidad, Colo., Frank A., of this city, and Mrs Frances Roahen. of Washington. The mother's death occurred while thelat ter was but a small child, and some years later .Mr. Moses was married to Miss Louise Stock, of Sedalia, and to them one child was bom, Miss Lou ise Moses, who is this year attend ing college in San Jose, Calif. Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his loss, one broth er and one sister vn this city, E. R. Moses and Mrs. C. P. Townsley, an other, brother, Chas. Moses, at whoE home he died, and a sister, Mrs. Em ma McKenzie, of Bozemau, Mont. The remains were brought here from Chicago Sunday evening being accompanied by Mrs. Moses and the brother and son of the deceased, the two Charles Moses. The body lay in state at the late home until Tuesday afternoon when funeral services were held at the Congregational church at 2:30 and interment was made in the Great Bend cemetery. In respect to the memory of Mr. Moses all of the banks of the city were closed during the entire day. Mr. Moses was a man not only re spected and honored, but was sjd- cerely loved and revered by all who knew Mm. A man upright in all hie dealings with his fellow men, honest and open in his beliefs yet with broadmindedness that overlooked the faults and the frailities of all not inclined to the same beliefs that he heU; conscientious all his bust nesa dealings, he practiced hja defep religious faith not only on the Sab bath, but on the other six days of the week as well. He was especiai- f active in the Sunday School work of the church, abd strove to bring all of the young people of his acquaint ance ucuder its JWluPnce. He had lived the Ideal life and he has gone to the. reward of those who hare walked in the paths of righteouf AUGUST GARLING INSANE. Imagines Someone Is Trying to Take His Life By Use of Electricity. August Garttng, who has been en gaged in the nursery business in this city for several years past,' was Judged to be insane in the probate j court here on Monday, and" will short ly be taken to the state asylum. Mr. Garlrag, who says he is 67 or 58 years of age, 4s a native of Prus sia and has been a resident of this country since about 1885. He came to Barton county about twenty years ago and for several years attended the old Central Normal College, do ing Janitor work and the like to pay his way through school. Afterwards he engaged In gardening, tree cul ture, etc., and for some years has also been engaged in selling nursery stock. In order to sell nursery stock rt is necessary to have a state cer tificate in Kansas, and it seems that the possession of this b what caus ed August to become mentally un balanced, although he hag been very odd and considered by most people "hah cracked" for many years, but since receiving his certificate he has been possessed with the idea that certain persons were trying to make out that the certificate was obtain ed by fraud and were otherwise try ing to injure his reputation and busi ness. Lately he has also become obessed with the idea that someone was ex erting some kind of electrical in fluence over him, and were by some unknown means shooting currents of electricity into his head and body, and during the last few dayS( ho had made complaint to several partite of this alleged persecution and had call ed on the county attorney to see that he was protected. He had var ious other hallucinations all tending to show that he was far from sound mentally. Saturday morning about 10 o'clock he went into the Saddlerock Cafe where he acted is a self appointed reception committee during the met of the day and until the proprietor made complaint to the officers late'minj managed to keep them straight', in the evening, when he was remov-' anead road until they were ed to the county Jail for safe keep- caugut by Henry Zimmer, who w tag, as it was no doubt dangerous to coming along the road behind them permit him to be at large longer. 1 the plilght tBe little one. At his trial Monday afternoon sev-j Th Mr Reeder wes tftk eral witnesses testified to his queer en to tte hom,( aiM from there wat actions, but when he took the stand j brought to this city, funeral servlc in his own behalf there was no doubt tae auspices of the Knighta as to what the verdict of the Jury Templar being held in he Preahj would be as his own testimony audterjaa church Monday afternoon t actions were abundant evidence that'2:3( and interment being made ia his head was not working right. At tbe cemetery at this place, the Saddlerock Saturday, August, in I Mr Redder was a man whom K bis role of reception committee, I caa betruty said was honored and occupied a chair near the front door,'teemei BJ ail who knew him. It waa. and as each patron came in, greeted !tQ45 privilege of the writer to be far them, shook hands, and assured them umately acquainted with the deoeas-! of an extra good meal. Several oth-'ed for many years, and we always er of his stunts were extremely lud- found him to be a man whom H wa icrous, though harm less, but cn the ' electricity subject he was apt to be come dangerous at any time. August was considerable of a char acter around town for a long time cn believed that the other feQow should account of his peculiarities, and he'nave equal rights with himself'; who will be especially missed around the newspaper offices, for he was a per- sistent advertiser with a style stagu-! Jar to nunseir. The editor always virtues and slow to condemin the had to prepare the advertisements, nb fellow-men. He was . but under August's direction, and K'man, whose life was an inspiration ' generally took about an hour's time to nobier and better thingsand td get a small local fixed up to read lt cau w)1 8ald tnat he has not to his 'liking, so it was not a profit- j Kved ,a y whiJe hte u sow piece of business. However, he was always prompt in paying his bills as far as this shop was concern, ed, so it was not all loss, but we? understand that there are others whom he did not treat 60 kindly. He will be taken n to the asylum y8- Topeka in a few Our "Anti-Carbon'' quickly remov- es all soot from pipe, chimney and stove without dirt or danger. Big; package 20 cents at Bondurant's Qua ity Hardware. Roy Weathers was taken to the St. Rose hospital the first of the week to undergo an operation for hernia. He "stood the ordeal in good shape and is reported to be well on the. road to recovery already. ness and have did good, not for self emulation, but for the sake of Him who for more than a half century be had striven to honor and serve. HS kindly counsel, his words of cheer, his everyday deportment whether en gaged in busdoess or recreation, and his whole life, has been an Inspira tion and help to many another man. Who will lovingly cherish his remem brance as long as they shall Hve. CALVIN REEDER DEAD. Death Comes Suddenly To, Ona Cf Barton, County's Pioneers, "? Calv la Reeder, another of the vtr- ' day settlers of Barton county, ad-gtricken with heart failure Saturday afternoon while on his way rTom nee Rook to bis home northwest cf that city, dying instantly. Mr. Reeder was a native of Pe sylvania, being born In that state CB ' the 12th of February, 1832, and a SI years, 8 months and 6 days of. age at the time, of bis death... CV , June 22. 1854, he was united in mar riage to Miss M. J. Cozad, and do tag the, 70's the family came to Bar ton county, settling on a farm - Pawnee Rock township where th7 have since made their home, iirs Reeder died about tn years J ; and since that time Mr. Reeder ha made his home with his son, ObarhA the only child. Mr. Reeder has been in wry poor health for a number of years, bit had not been feeling worse than usual lately, and Saturday when his sou was hitching up a team to go ejft Pawnee Rock for the winter supply cf. coal, the old gentleman insisted tht another team be hitched up for hffcxfe so that he could bring out a load fcb -so and thus save another trip. B. was greatly devoted to bis grand children and always wanted one cf them with him wherever he wen, w took his six year old grand-daugntsr wlth him for a ride. After arriving ia town and getttof his coal, he visited for some time. with a few of his old friends, aod . laughed and Joked as was his wont, and seemed to be to better beatti ' ; than usual. While on his way horn a slight shower came up and Mr. Reeder stopped the team and go. ( down from the wagon to put on his overcoat and wnile engaged In this act was stricken and fell dead bj; the roadside. The. team became frightened th torm and started to run away. but the llttse tfrl, vbo t ?JaiSs ,co, Hth rai nwaent of. good t0 and to associate with. He was a man who believed in the appliance cf the Golden Rule In tha .every -day walks of life, a man who a believed that Christianity was fox eryiay use and not only for dress parade; a man quick to applaud il a gad bU)w the fam4, frieJ)dSi they ape a68ured . rroater reward . . . . miwrvic, . .... . . , weary hi well doing. Though, be ia maaorj hLj upright life will always live wW; ' att who knew and loved him while . t MEYER-CHRISTLER. Mr. Oscar Meyer and Mfca Noia Christler, two of the popular young people of Hoisington, came over Wed. inesday morning, accompanied by the mother of each, and immediately pro. Deeded to the office ofProbate Judge Hall and secured a license and were untied iq marriage. Both cf these es timable young people are popular awl. i well known young people of our neigh , boring city, and their many friends both here end there unite in extend- 1 rng congratulation and beet wiates The prophets predict a cold bard winter. Better pick out that heater now while the choice is complete. They're going fast. Every kind y could want at any price. Giad o . show you. Bondurant's.