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TOLUMEXXX. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, FBIDAT, OCTOBER 31, 1913, NUilBEB Z- Ths : Oest ArlstGGf acy Oi Which rion Csn Cot Is a Icng Una Of Ifelifiy Ilonsst And Ks!ri:us Ancestors : v 4 DWELLING HOUSE BURNS. J. W. Sawyer's "Homq Destroyed by Fir Saturday Evening. The borne cf J. W, 6awyer; who 9trd jitst aoutb cf Jas. Sloaiger to the southwest part of town, was totally destroyed by fire Saturday owning about 8 o'clock, together" ith all Its contents. . ... No one was in due house at the time the. tire started, but it la posed to have been started fby the xplo&iaa of a lamp. Air. Sawyer was Out at the- ham, attending .to Mb borses when be beard a sound lie a dOot stemming and looked out to free what ' it was, and Just at that time the flames burst out of the windows and roof of the house. A 'boy who was passing turned in, the alarm and helped RIT. Sawyer get a, couple of trucks out of the house, as to the advertiser 's identity and tat by this time the fire had gained J showing that the man who was sup such headway that it was impels imposed, to have been dead for twelve Mi save anytning else, and by the time the fire department arrived the building was so near gone that al they could do was to throw water on the embers - to protect the adjoining properties. Mr. Sawyer, who is a hard work ing teamster, seems to be having his full share of misfortune. He moved to tjhis place a few years I . ago for the benefit of his wife's health, who was a sufferer from tu: berouloisis. . Some months ago she died, leaving him with a family of six small children, the youngest be ( bg only about three years of age. The father has been sending the cMer ' children to school regularly, and has been taking care of the lit " tie one as best he could himself, tak- fag it on the wagon with him when the weather would permit and at oth- mes staying ex. nome ana car- fee it. and has certain been do- ug remareaiMy weu w aep, family together. He had some to Buraoce on his household goods but .this wyi opt to very far as all the slothing earept what . they - wore was destroyed. ' At the time of the fire . AV - .1 l ... . l I v enmuren were an up rowar lng some shopping. Mr. Sawyer la not a person who wonia est for help in amy way, but it 19 certainiy a case clothing and furniture are Ibaiily needed and would be appre ciated. The house where Mr. Saw- yer -lived was the property of Waltjtne chrb vm twQ plano Cornell, CARD OF THANKS. We desire to pubKcljy express our sincere thanks and appreciation to tke many friends who so kindily as sisted and sympathized with us' at Vie death and burial of our father, Calvin Reeder. We especially desire to thank the Knights Templar. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Reeder. Miss Hazel Marsh has returned froi .a visit with relatives and friends in Wichita and Kingman, 17 iCoorrUrbL BELIEVE IN ADVERTISING. Man Supposed To Be Depd Breaks Into Print Advertising, has teen proven to he a good thing for the'people who are really living, and now it Is being tried out by a man? who is dead at least legally so. About twelve years ago. James D. Duffy was shot end kilted in Ellin wood, at which pkco he was conduct ing a shoe repair shop. At least he was supposed to hare been, killed for the person who fined the shot served a term in the penitentiary for his death. He left four children, and in the Kansas City Star of .last Sunday appeared an advertisement signed by James D. Duffy, inquiring about giving facts which leave mo doubt years was very much alive. Kow, the question arises as to who. was killed. It is said that Duffy had a brother, who resembled him greatly, and it Is presumed that he wa either the man killed by mistake or that he is at thfo time attempting to masquerade, as his - brother for some unknown reason. The case has been attracting con- slderable local Interest, but there is no necessity for making further de tails public, as some of the princi pals in the case have already suffer ed greatly and probably unjustly in the past regarding the same. PROGRESS CLUB. The Progress Club spent am In teretslng afternoon Monday at the home of Airs. D. Glen' Martin, Dr. O. W. Holm' "AwtnPTait f m Breakfast TaM" ut h ,,k ject of study and discussion nder ftM. Mrft kAASwn Kendall, assisted by Mrs. Torrey atd Mrs. Oox. Mrs. Kendall gave some fnterest- ing prebmlnary remarks, injtrodiuc-- tory to the work of the afternoon. after which Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Tor- Wy m readings from the Auta cra Thu mm i,, ,.,- tlons which were read by the mem' bera present, taken from Dr. Holmes work. At the close of the program. Mrs. Dr. Russell very kindly favored The Club meets with Mrs. Barry op nert Monday. The Democrat man has been one lone widower the past week and ex pects to be for some days yet to come. Last Friday the physician tacked a scarlet fever sign on the house, and since, that time we have been 'locked out in the cold world and have done our visiting with the family over the telephone or through a closed door, and hove had an oppcr tunlty to do some "mooching" off our relations. The baby girl has the disease but is getting along, nicely. OUNCE OF PREVENTION, ll ' THE COUNTY ROADS. Commissioners Complete; Their Tour of Investigation The board of county commissioner! completed their tour of investigation of the roads last week which wCl in all probability be designated at county , roads, and will be taken orer as such by the board as soon as they bare aB been, graded and put tax the proper condition. I The route will be practically as was stated in the Democrat of tast week. There will be an east and west road running through the conn- ty from the Rice county line, east of Ellinwood, through to Pawnee Rock, following the Santa Fe Trail most of the way. Also another east and west road running from the county line east of Claflin, going by way of Claflin, Redwing, Hoisington, Boyd and OhnHi, and connecting with Otis. Rice county will establish of ficial county roads to. join with us on the east, and . Pawnee and Rush wiU do the same on the west. Hie road running from Gaiatla south by way of Ohnrtj, Albert and Hedzer to Pawnee Rock wi'i also be establish ed, and also connecting roads be tween Hoislngton and Great Bend and Claflm and EUlnwood. Altcgeth- er, the proposed county roads figure up over 100. miles, and a good part of the stretch is already in fine con dition and but little work in most places will bring the road up to the standard required. Other stretches will need considerable work besides putting in some new or addlMcn&l culverts and other work of this kind. During the time the board was in specting the roads they traveled -a kittle over 300 miles, and they were unanimously of the opinion that the very worst roads found on the en tire trip were right here in Great Bend, so it looks like we ought to get. right down to business end fix up our streets here at borne before we make too much ot a holler about the poor roads elsewhere.' ' Possibly th reasoa that to . much, good roads talk eminates from this place is the fact that the , people here have an abundant opportunity to find out jus: how .disagree&bte and inconvendent poor roads and streets can be. As shown by the proposed routes, the commissioners are aiming to cov er as much of the county as pcssible and to say out the roads so that they will accommodate the greatest num ber of people. They are not play lng favorites in the matter, end are trying to give everyone a square deal, and when they will have finish ed the work and the roads are ac cepted, Barton county will have one of the most complete and bfst bjS' bems of county roads in the state. Do not fail to visit Riley's Mil'i nery Shop this week and all next week. Any hat in the shop goes at Half Price. Mrs. J. D. RQey, at the old Keith stand. ETC. KANSAS STATE TEACHERS' . ASSOCIATION. fTo be held- at Topeka, Kam., Nor. $thand 7th, 14U. . ' W. S. Heusner, la co-oper-tfcp with the? other oKfcera of the State Teachers Association, has ar ranged a . oa- inspiring- nrogra for teachers of every class. Somecf tae country's leading educators, such ea Dean J. . Russell, of the Teach ers, College, Columbia University; Dr. Lotus D. Coffmann, University of B limate; and Dr. C. Alpfaonso Smith, of the University of Virginia, wil ap pear on the general and section pro grams of the Association. Some features will be 'esneciajiy emphasiied, and which will be of In terest to all teachers are: Musical recital, givn by Toceka Commercial Club. Revision of the Constitution of the Association, providing for a perma nent secretary. Better preparation c rural school teachers. Discussion of rural educational problems. DiscusslcQ of the famous Batavla system School bey morality and sex Siene. Medical inspection in the schools, improvement cf oral and written English. Sewing and cooking in the rural schools. Better Sunday School music Co-operative teachers' employment bureaus. Parental schemes for increasing the wages of teachers. CONRAD GEHRER. Conrad Gehrer, aged 69 years, 3 months and 14 days, died at his home to this city Sunday evening at :4o o clock after suffering several months with throat trouble. He was born in Germany in 1S44, and at the age of 26 years came to America, locating in St. Louis .where in 1874 he was united in marriage to Mfca Catherine Huffman. Five children were born to them. Two of them, died in infancy. Frank W. died several vears ago as the result of injuries received while braking between Holsingtoo and Horace, c F., of Herington, and John, of Spear vltte, survive their parents, Mrs. Geh rer died July 23, 1885, while the fam lly stIU Uved to St. Louis. In 1885 Mr. Gehrer came to Kan sas with the children, and located at Hoisington, The following year, on June 21, 1887, he was united in mar- -i . ..... .- tiosv w aistfy nunman, a sis- v.. - .v . ter of his first. w4fe. To them one son, Henry, was bom. Mr. Gehrer followed the trade of plastering, and there were but few who could excel him. He wcb a hard working man who gave little care to his health, but withal he lived to a ripe old age. Funeral services were held at St John's church yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. J. O'Sulllvan, and interment made in the Odin cemetery. To the mother and sons we join in extending sympathy in the loss of husband and father. Dispatch. TIN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stuky of Wheat land township, were given a very pleasant ' surprise Tuesday in (he form of a tin wedding, this being their tenth anniversary. About 11 o' clock the crowd gathered at the heme of Ed Bradshaw and then preceded over to Stukey's, aH bringing well filled baskets cf good things to eat, and in a few minutes there was a big spread fit for a king. They receiv ed many useful and valuable pres ents. . Those invited were' Messhs. and Mesdames Joe Riddle. John Jonas, J. P. Harrington, M. A. Stickney, I. G. Reidl, A. W. Larkin, H. B. Jonas, 1 J ' ' Bradshaw. F. R. Budig. Art Boyle, Ed Finn, Mano Stukey, end Miss Etta Shetoon. AM left wishing Mr. and Mrs. Stukey many happy returns of the day. Stickney Correspondent in the Dispatch. Mr. and Mrs. Stegel Bock and the Misses Emma and Hettle Koeisch, sisteni of Mrs. Bock, were up from ESinwood Saturday on a ' shopping trip and for a visit with friends. Mr. Bock reports having out about 400 acres of wheat tills year, and says he has never seen a better crop prospect tham there is this fall. , NEELEY FOR SENATE. At Least That Is The Opinion Of senator frnqmpson. Topeka, Oct 2J With the avow- ed purpose of looking over the an- plicants for appointment, to, the .To- peka -postoffice, Senator Wtfiiam H. tnompsoa spent the day tn Topeka, tearing late this afternoon for Wash- uwubmcu ui nuBw ci the. three Jeadiiig candidates mSght 4WC," l arooinuneot. Senator Thompson was not averse to discussing the political situation in the Big Seventh, his own con- iCrssstonal district. George A. Neeley ww mace ue race for senator next year, rrhompson- thinks. That wiM mean two candidates from the Big Seventh, and a Seventh distrkt man already occupying one of Kant as' sen atonal seats. "Neeley has the democratic nomina tkm for the congress without even a fight," Thompson said. "He also is practically, eyre of election if he aso for It The only question is . i whether It would be wis? to pass up I a sure thing - for a baer cossibUitT w - w - wotu in we eracmou ami hy-r"5 jncrUInt7 the Primary." Th uancln. Ar !, J . I r-.u w.iiTu cvJKrEB cw-i oouoteary would pass the new cur- row &u oMore u stops considering it He expects dt to be passed be- lore the special session adjourns for hm regular session tue first of next uuu. ne oecmnea to tali about Kansas politics except to say that he uu "wa oux very mctie unxa-or atie comment on the administration, ana naiieves the Democrats will all be elected next year. "You might sar (hat everrbrdv is Washington, and everywhere else, loves the president," he saod," "he Is making a fine showing." SOUTH SIDE PARTY. Fern Sipes entertained about six ty young people of the neighborhood n- Friday evening with a ghost and at the ate bv a whit. at the gate by a white sheeted ghost whnH y a. they were met bv a witch uh corted them to th wtaAr ri .1 anothP vhmu r, them the t JW, ffl4r weird nois and groans another gnost appeared and assisted them in removing their wraps. They were thsn fthrfTO'n fho, vBv Asnrn where they watched the fun of seel ing the next couple arrive, until all had arrived, then the fun of the ev- enine began bv measurHur am mUe of each one. nrizes beta to iV ' " the one having the broadest and booby prize to the narrowest, which were won by Chester Rote and Blva McDonald; first prize being a small ' U v' tJreM' U B' wlkox.W cart and horse, and the second oner Jai Damm. w 5Iert, Mr. a small whistle. Each prize wfcnerl was caJfled on to make a sneech and . .. ... DOtn au aa with nwat ivs ir. I ter this' fortunes were told by the . . . ..... whcq anc games indulged, in until a late hour when refreshments were nuts, cider, bananas and candy. Mrs. ... Sipes was assisted - in serving by Mrs. Charles Sipes, Mrs. Nat Walker, and Mrs. Elmer Keller. At about 1:30 all departed and as each guest left they were told they would be riven a goodnight kiss; which corf- slated of a candy kiss with a for tune wrapped in each one, to dream of ghosts and witches for severe nights. One Who Was There. THE ATHENIAN CLUB. The Athenian Club met with Mrs. Stauffer. Interesting tatta were giv en cn the following subjects: The Government of Egypt in An cient Times, by Mrs. Lobdell. The Castes or Classes Among the Peopie, by Mrs. Gunn. The Origin of the Alphabet and Egpytian System of Writing, by Mrs. Vida Morrison. At the close of the regular progran: a number Cil ftorwwil ovanta Mr to a Ivery discussion On next Monday, Nor. 3rd., the Club wilt meet with Mrs. Castle. While engaged in loading feed on a header box last Saturday momsng Ralph Murphy, of west cf town, suf re red a broken anile, when a part of the load slipped from the rack. throwing him to the gorund. The injury was attended to at once and Ralph is getting around with the aid of a. pair cf crutches, bu he will be laid up from work for some time. Mike Daily was on the sick list i couple of days tha first of the week J. C. KELLY SUICIDES, Wae a Newspaper Man Well KnaWe m Great Bend John C Kettr. and a snecial ait has been a resident a prt rf C time for the last year or mow, found in a dying condition oa third floor of a rconlnc hon& t. ' urana Avenue, Jq Kansas Cfi3w test Friday momtog. H had stiC-' lowed a iarre doaa d mnmh.rn Ws suicidal Intent, rvwr- w General Hospital worked for tM hours with th witaow fh. . revive him but without sucoise. H died shortly after noon, The foCw tag note was found n th xi- his room: I have bean a newsDawr n In Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. The game as I Played k can't te won. I tried, but failed.. John C. Kelly. Kelly was weH known ta Barton county and all over this section at the state. He had worked for Tar- loua d r wuv. VM1UT u setang out specUl editions ua& Aw ins snecial advertista avJirUtr. k. J .. . ... . "u also wonted m U s porter. He was a rood writer van wu liked and made frirf. but his disposition and habiu vara such that he did not remain at on Job for any leneth of dm. DoHm It be camnaifin of two war. acted as Congressman Neeley 'a press agent for a short time. HAD A REAL 8ukPR3e. - air. sod Mn, Fred Miaer englca d and successfully carried at anxfil pleasant and aggreeabie surprise on Mr. and Mrs, Fred Hemker, the ne casion being ia honor ot their l'JX wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mm. Hemker sera enticed to the Miller home on some pretext in the earfy "e emM fluHn home wtlB th'r return. The evening was most D"7 same, and socW a wwww Jof a refreshments, and the party I wa one of the most ett l"7 m ta toe c for 4 time. The following guests were presets: Messrs. and Mesdamee J. R. Hayes; Cox' Cha8' LwKll,axte- H7 Mw Moore- Henry. Wm K0Dm Harr - 3ierrKl- s- ". Tay WT' MoW Dr- otlnteoji, Louis Zutavem T r inao svif it uwve. D. C. Luse, Fritz Hager- " ru n ?tte Milter' 1x11 L?0M' ,trkt Wltt ftnd daughter of Car- Mn- 3I" aieT. I IV. A 4i-o MN ftn Vmt 1t.m Gnce Ha?e' Lblte Braodt' A- Bran!t Parma uiiT nn.M Brandt Penna, Wirtz, Rogers, and Messrs. Dan, Alefs, Ernest, Robert as Will Miller, Wdil Essmiller, Elmer Et nvurJ wwt JT Jofln Trat- la oitwI lltrl. WEGE-HAGERMAN, ' The marriage of Miss Louise Has erman to Mr. Frank Wege took place. at noon Wednesdar m Ha the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs, Henry Wege, near Heirer and was pa-formed by Rev. Weatwcod In the pnesence of about fifty of the rela tives and friends of the con-'ratf r Parties. Followfcg the ceremctry a tv .aAA ji. . - wiiuci man reu eVfl a fine time enjoyed during the day. nr. wege is one cf the prominent young farmers of the county. He it a steady, Industrious young man and isveryWgbly thought of by al) vbo know Wm. His bride W one of tba popular young ladies of Ford com ty, who has visited here on 'several occasions and is htehrv esbwtiMa and le popular with all her acquain tances. With their many other friends the Democrat joins in wishing for the nappy young couple much Joy and: prosperity In their wedded life. Clyde Sterling and August Meyers. of Helzct have returned from the Da kotas where they had been assisting in the wheat harvest The bova do. not speak very flatteringlY . of country or methods of farming' cj tnere, and one would Judge that thay are. mighty glad to get back horn again, although they had a good time and managed to see . cocfiderr-ll country on the trip.