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TOLDME XXXI.
GREAT BEND, KAN8AU, FBIDAY, MAY 29, 1914,
NUMBEB 12
Tlx Great Bend Ball Team Will Be At Home For 'Nine Days, Beginning Sunday The 31st. Take 'Emk'
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OFF FOR KEEPS.
Antla Win Out on Sixteentn Street
Paying Move.
Sixteenth street in this clay will net
be paved at least not at the present
time although the property owners
of the street who are ia favor of
the Improvement say that they are
' ting to keep hammering away at
the proposition until they win out in
. the cd.
. For several weeks past the propo
sition, has been before the city com
ofceJoners at every meeting. First,
the ones who desired the paving
would have a little the best of the
trgument by having & majority of
th signers on their -petition, but by
the time the commissioners wcuid
meat, again the opposition would nave
talked some of the signers into tak
ing their names off , and their remon
strance would show -more names than
the original petition, and at the meet
'tot of the commissioners held en'
Monday it was decided that the op
'jwekioa was such that the paving
woaW not be done at this time. Six
teenth etreat is one of the best
streets of the city, and probably has
larger per cent of home,, owners
. than, amy other street in town, and-
Bomber of, the property ; owners
thomht It would be a good investment
' te&ties being a great improvement to
&a,Y-the street paved, but others
seemed to take a .different view of
the situation, and the latter are evi
neatly in the majority. The paving
' oatractore are mow at work putting
"In the concrete' base for the paving
of the eHeys la the three business
blocks which have been paved and es
sxxa, 8. this work :is finished. - will
commence putting on the asphalt ccat
ant by the time this is finished bar-
Vest. will be on and work wUlVbe
srtopped for a while, but it 'fe' thought
ths. the rest of Mala- ttreet will be
paved.thia fall,, and also the batames
of Use streets "around the square! At
least, that Is the talk at the present
time,- although no contracts have beer
et as yet
GAVE FINE CONCERT.
Tte Pawaee Rock band arrived in
the city according 'to schedule Satur
day evening, although Leader Pete
UcKechnie was docked 30 minutes
pay oa account of being in a car that
, had a blow-out a few miles west
town. About thirty members of the
bead were present, a few of the boys
be tag unable to get away on account
their work, but so one could ever
'hate told .that some of the principles
were misemg, for the music that the
segregation put up was simply fine
sod was thoroughly enjoyed by the
lares crowd present. We doubt if
there is another town in the state
the sixe of Pawnee Rock that has
anywhere near as good & band, and
the cWieas of that town and commu
nity have every reason to feel proud
cf the organization.
NEAR BAD ACCIDENT. j . PAWNEE ROCK CELEBRATES.
S. B. Glddings has been considerably
the worse for wear this week as the
result of an accident which befell bin
at Ellinwood last Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Giddinge had gone to
Ellinwood on the noon train for a
visit of a few days with Mr. and Mr3.
Albert Peters and family, who live
southeast of that city, and who are
old friends of the Glddimgs family.
Mr. Peters had been looking after
business matters .in the southwest
part of - the state and was expectec"
home on the evening tra'n, so Mrs.
Peters and Mr. and Mrs. Giddings
waited to take him out home, but he
failed to arrive and they started for
home about 7:30 The horses had tt
come restive from standing so long,
and as they were driving down Mam
etreejt, Just in front of the City Drug
store, one of the horses began to
phmge and kick. Mr. Giddinge, who
was. sitting in the back seat of the
carriage, jumped cut and started to
catch the animals' heads, but in go
tag around the animal that was caus
ing the trouble, the horse again kick
ed, hitting him in the side and groin,
knocking him to the ground and ren
dering him partially unconscious for
several minutes. The teem was con
trolled by people who were close by
and Mr. Giddiogs was taken to Dr.
Spiers' office where his Injuries were
attended to and word was sent to
relatives in this city tov come and
take him home. Mr.' Gildings has
large and very severe bruise along
his right side, where he !?8 s'.ruck
by the horse's hoof, and also a large
bruise on his hip which he received
in failing. Luckily forilm the ani
mal was not shod, and he was also
far enough away that he did net re
ceive the full force of the kick, or 't
probably would have killed him. He
has been in bed most of the time
since the accident, and although he is
up and around now, he is etill very
stiff and sore, 'but is thankful that
his Injuries are no worse. He deep
ly appreciates the many kindnesses
shown him by the good people of El
linwood at the time of the accident
and assures them that he will not for
get their courtesy.
Second Anniversary of Monument le
velling Big Success.
All roads formerly led to Rome,
but all roads, of Barton, Starrora,
counties led to-
ward Pawnee Rock on Tuesday and w wame
If you need a new range for har
vest, be. sure to buy the genuine
'Malleable,' the range your neighbors
all recommend. Costs no more,, out
lasts and outbakes any other. Lined
with aluminum alloy and asbestcs
that stop all rust and corrosion. Easy
to clean. Ask to see it at Bondu
rant's. .
Will sell our summer Hats th
week at Just half priceMrs. J,
Riley.
E. C. Bill was down from Dodge
City Sunday for a visit with his son
E. E. Bill, and wife. Mr. Bill was
formerly bookkeeper at the Moses
Mills la this city, but is now book
keeper for the telephone company at
Dodge City.
IRA BROUGHER HONORED.
iJust as the Democrat goes to pre&J
a message was received from W. P.
Feder in Topeka stating that Ira D.
Brougher of this city had been e.ect
ed as Department Commander of the
0. A. R. of Kansas. This is a signal;
upon Mi.
LEE-EPPERSON.
Wednesday of this week, on wnicu
days the big Secoad Aaaiversary of
the unveiling of Pawnee Rock mon
ument was held, for good crowds
were present on both das, although
the attendance this year was not rp
that of former years, but Great
Bend was well represented . at tJhe
gathering on both days.
The people of Pawnee Reck and
vicinity are a wide awaxe wpjcu,
who thoroughly- understand how to
well entertain a large crowd of visi
tors and make them feel at home on
any occasion, and the fact is neve?
better demonstrated than on the oc
casions of these annual gatherings
ir-hon thA tnwn IS tSXed tO' " What
would be more than the limit with or
dinary cities of that size, but they sl
ays have a live, wMe-Siwake com
mittee ia charge of the affair who on
derstand how to keep things moving
so that dull moments are an unknewr
hing, and there is always something
doing every minute of the day.
The town was beautifully decorat
ed for the occasion with flags and
bunting and presented a very beau
tiful, appearance, and the business
men evia-rced the right spirit by
closlnz ud shon on both afternoons
so that ;ryone could take part in
and eajc-v the festivities. Oa Tuesday
moraing ctcurred the official parace
to the Rock and the ceremonies inclr
dent thereto, followed by the most ex
cellent band concert by the Pawnee
Rock and Garfield township band3
The Garfield baud Is composed cf.
farmer, boys living ia Bartxn and
Rush counties, end is. one of, the. bifit
aggregations' 'of its kind to be found
anywhere in the "state and the boys
received many flattering oomplimen'-B
on their appearance and music. Pe!e
McKechnle's bunch of musicians are
always prepareed for an occasion of
this kind, but their reputation-is of
such a high order m this vicinity
that the people are wont to expect
something more than common from
them, and certainly there was no oc
casion for anyone being disappointed
for they were at their best, and no
finer music was ever rendered by
any band in the state than by the
Pawnee Rockers on this occasion
There were amusements in abun
dance to entertain both the oM and
the young, and in the afternoon the
crowd repaired to the handsome
school bouse grounds where there was
an abundance of shade, to listen to
the addresses by the orators of the
day. On account of the death of
Senator Shouse's father In Kentucky
a short time ago, the Senator was
unable to be present as per the pro
gram, and Michael Sweeney, one of
Brougher, but one which is his Just
due for he Is a soldier and citizen of
whom all his friends are proud, and
they rejoice in th's high mark of es
teem which has been conferred upen
him. -
JOHN J. LINDSAY
John J. Lindsay, aged about 85
years, one of the very early settlers
of the Boyd community, died at his
home ia Holsington Saturday" evening
after a lingering . illness of some
months, death being due to old age
and & general breakdown. Funeral
services were held at Holsington Men
day afternoon and interment made in
the cemetery at that place. Mr. Lind
say leaves his aged wife, besides sons
and daughters and other refotlves to
mourn his loss. He was one of the
most highly respected and best know;
citizens of the north part of the coun
and his death is a source of grief
to the many old friends. A more
complete obituary wIB appear in
later issue.
Our pastry is the kind that
please you no better anywhere.
the Hammond Bakery.
John Leback and John A. Brack,
both of near Galatia, were vie'-ttg
with friends and attending to busi
ness matters in the city one day the
tlrst of the week.
will
At
One cf the prett e: home tendings
of the season was the marriage of
Mr. George E. Lee, of Watega, lb.,
to Miss Helen Epperson, which tock
Place at the home of ' the bride's
parents. Just west of this cty Wed
nesday evening, at 7 o'cloik.
Prior to the ceremony Miss Cerrj s
Green sang 'I Love You So. The
wedding march was playtd by Mis
Elva McMullen, and the bridU pajty
descended the ftairi, the o?fi:isting
minister, Rev. VIct:r L. Greeiwocd,
leading, followed by the grocm, a:-
companied by Mr. Earl Epperscn,
and the bride on the arm of her
father, the grocm meeting his br.de
at the foot of the stairs anl proceed
ing unattended to tie sou beast cor
ner of the parlor, which was banked
with a mass cf ferns and rcses, and
where the words were spakea that
united them es man and w'fe, the
beautiful and impressive ring cere
mony being use!
Following the ceremony end con
gratulations, an e'aboreite wedding
upper was served to ths guess,
numbering about eighty, and the
evening spent ia conversatlcn- and so
cial entertainment. The bride's ts-
bie" was. handsomely decorated wHb
festi ons of myrtle end roses and pe
tals and the entire home prceented
most beautiful appearance. At the
cutting of -the bride's caVe, the
ring was secured by MM Hli
Berry of Topeka, the coin ty Mfcs
WILL HAVE NEW CHURCH.
ork "started This "Week on Niw
catholic Church Building.
Work was started the first of tS
weak on the excavating far the foua-
dattoa and for the furnace rooms for
the new Catholic church which witf
be built on the site of 'the oid church. t
at the corner of Broadway a,nd Ea
ker streets. The excavating and the
hauling of the sand for tie work 1J
progressing atarap-ldrate and it 14
be pushed as rapidly ei possible to
that all of the foundation and base
ment work may be completed before
the harvest time. The foundation, the
construction of which is ucder the tu;
pervisioa cf Jack Mcrriscn, fcwia te
built of concrete wjth a three and a,
half foot of Carthage stone on tcp.
The building proper will be" 117x5$
feet in size and will be . built cf
pressed brick, trimmed with white
stone. The plans for -the buikLtr
have been prepared acd accepted tut
the contract for this -wili not be 1st
until after harvest,- but the work'wL
then be pushed rapidly. '.The pjarj
sbow that the building' will be one of
the most handsome edifices in th's "
part of the state, and the interior
work and decorations will te magui-'
ficent and in thorough keeplig wi h.
the outward appearance of the stnc 1
ture. The bulM'.nj wl'l .face to he
west, and at each corner cf the front
I there will be & tower fifteen feat'
and .three Inches square 'and ' on'
Florence Castle, and the th mtle byihundrd tn4 fIv toWh'tad.
SPIRIT OF PATRIOTISM
I II .m wmmi
3 mwx;. r V! Ml
1 ji
the old timers and well known citi
zens cf that vicinity, was called on
his place and made a most excel-
!n,t tak,"giving a brief review of 0e
early days of the state and the many
great men it has produced, and show
ing that all Kansans have Just cause
to be very proud of their state and
its people. Mr. Sweeneey Is a na
tive of old Ireland, which means that
he is naturally a fluent speaker, and
his remarks were pertinent, and pleas
iai and were well received by all
benry J.. Allen, . Progressive candi
date, for the nomination for governor,
of Kansas, was also on the program
and made a most pleasing address.
Mr. Allen talked on politics, agricul
ture, religion and various other sub
jects and every bit of . his talk was
full of interest and instruction. He
is a most pleasing speaker, who un
derstands well the art of entertaining
large audience end his talk made
a big hit with the crowd and he re
ceived a most enthusiastic ovation
at its close.
Following the speaking a big bail
game, which was well attended, was
pulled off between the Pawnee Rock
and Rozel teams, and the rest of the
day and evening was most pleasantly
spent in visiting and taking in the
sights of the Midway, there being
most excellent and complete carnival
company on the grounds.
On Wednesday there were the usual
band concerts and another good tall
game and other amusements. The
speakers of this day were Hon. W. L.
Brown and Hon. E. C. Cole, of this
city. No comment Is needed for
either of these speakers. 'Ironjaw
Brown is at home on the platform
on any and every occasion, but more
especially at a gathering of this kind
when the people meet to commemor
ate some of the early day history
the state, and his talk was apprctorfc
ate and well received. Mr. Cole
one of the most finished orators
the state and is an especial favorite
with the people of this section, and
on this day he was at his best and
his address was a most excellent one
Hon. George A. Neeley .was on the
program for a talk Wednesday but
was unable to leave his work at Was.
iagtoa.-
Taken all around the affair was
most complete success, and- the many
thousand people who visited the beam
tiful little city of Pawnee Rock on
these two days all went home feeling
that they had been most royally en
tertained, and that it was good to
once more meet and renew acquain
tance with the people of that lively
little burg. The committee ta, charge
of the affair have worked mct tire
lr::)j for" rr.sry weeks for f t coin-
Miss Blanche Marx.
The bride looked most charming In
a handsome gown of Crepe Meteor,
with lace flouncing and bridal verl,
and carried a beautiful bouquet of
bride's roses and sweet peas. Shs
is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs,
Elmer E. Epperson and has-grawn to
womanhood In this comiaut4 ard
one of the handsome ar, pecui--
young women of the city, and 1$ men
highly regarded by all who kscw
her.
Mr. Lee is a prominent stttkman
and farmer of near Watega, Ills., aid
is one of the rising young men of h's
community, and is spoken cf ia the
highest terms by all who know him.
He is energetic end industrious. hn
fine start ia his chosen aroction,
and will make good. '
Out of town guests at the wedding
were Mr. Fred Lee, brother of the
yroom, of Watega, Iils., Rex L?e and
sisters, the Misses Cora end Eukh
Lee, cousins of the groom, from Eur-
dette; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bryan, of
Newton; Miss Grace Vermlliion, of
Lyons, and Miss Helen Eerry of To
peka". Mr. and Mrs. Lee were the re
cipients of a large number of hand.
ome and valuable gifts es tokecs of
the love and esteem of the relatives
and many friends, end start out onde-
the most auspicious circumstance for
a long, bappy and prosperous wedded
we, and all of this la the sinrre
wish of their cos's cf friend?.
raey wiu leave the tetter part of
the week for Watega, nu.t and will
after a visit of a few weeks with reU
Mivee and. friends in Chicago and
Galesburg, nis., be at home to tlHr
friends on the farm a few miles
from that city.
uont wear yourtelf out baking
bread, cakes and pies during this hot
weatner. Let us wcrk for you. You
wiH find the quality the bt, at the
Hammond Bakery.
The condition of Charles Hooper.
who hzs been in a very serious condl
Hon for several weeks, 1s reported as
bedng'jslightly better at this time. He
w resting better now than at any
"me since his illness and shows
other signs of marked . Improvement.
will be surmounted by handsome get
crosses. No pains or expense wfJ be
spared to make the building one ct
the most beautiful homes of worship
In this community, and too much cr.
iit cannot be given to Fhecjleidy
for his tireless work la this beUX ;
ever 'since he has been in charge ct -
the parish at this piece. He hat
worked day and nigh; ever since he
has been 'la' charge here that :
pie might have a house of worth '
which would be a credit to ' their
great church acd la which they tbu&
take pride, and it Is a matter of Brock
cangratulations that the results have
been so speedy and so satisfactory.
The old church building was erected
la 1878, and has long since bees- out.'
grown by the congregation, besides
bo.ng uncomfortable,' and the new.
building wAl be a monument whlcfc
will be t source of pride. to the city
and community, and themembert ct '
the church are to be congratulated orr
the step they have taken and on hat
lag a man at' their head who wi3
see that the work Is carried oo to
successful conclusion, .
Fresh pies the. kind that mother
seed to make no better anywherev
At the Hammond Bakery.
; NOTICE.
From June 1 to June 27, inctotiv
the County Superintendent's effice
will be closed except on Saturday
Jvne 13 and June 20. Persons bar
ing Business won tnis on ice please
County Superintendent will keep of?
fice hours, from 3 to 5 P. M., at the
High School building, Hohlngtrn.
JENNIE B. MOMTER,
County Superintendent,
Get an oil cooker now. Saves
fuel, saves time,, saves health. Ton 11
need it for the big harvest. Ee sure
to. buy the new one with flame rfefct
acnst kettle. No' sacie tor BacU,
t j tv-'-T. Let us Ehow. you tl'3
' - " -' ? '" J'"- r " " :
COURT DOINGS.
Only two cases have come op fa
the district court since our list 'Is
sue, both pertaining to island lanft-.
slong the river. In the case of Sam
Adams Yi. Ed Roberson and others.
the jury disagreed and tie case '
again come op for trial. The Jury it
this case, it is said, stood ten in fa
vor of the adjoining land owner' en4
two for the Isjand seUier. In Us
case from Ellnwood, Howeitca t.
Knap and others, a verdict was ren
dered In favor of the defendeU and
against the island settler, it is ajl
that no appeal will be taken In this
case.
An adjourned session of the court
was held this week but no business
trancted. The regular wwinn r
the June term of court will eoDTeas
Tuesday next, at which time
court cases wW be disposed of but
ao Jury will be called as but lrttls
business Is to be transartM .
, GOING TO CANADA. .
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jlogert. of th r
city, will leave la a few days for CsV
gary, Canada, where ther'exoect to'
take notice. ..During - Ins'Ktittr tteroeV'-tte "eoontrj. is te their iijs-i
ioa up to we -advertisements, and
where they wiU purchase land and en -tage
In 'farming.' - A big faml!daer
was beM ex, the' home of Mr. and Mrt.
George' P. Wilson, parents f Urs,"
Rogers to. Eureka township, Wednes
day, as a sort of farewell party,' and '
wflicn was auenaed by a brgf num
ber of the relatives of . the ccie.
Mr. 'and Mrs. : Rogers are amotg 'tie
meet' poplar of the your :!3 cf
tie cesnrari'y f -i tlo'r rr. t " -

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