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ARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT . VQLUME XXXL GREAT BEND, KASSJ8, FBIDAY, JULY 17, 1914, NUMBER 19 ! v" ; t I ..' . The Great Bend Chautauqua Starts August 4th. It Will Be One Of The Best Ever Held Here . I' . i . . h i J i 4 C- 4V f i 1:"' t ..THE CROP CAME BACK. t Was Killed By Town Farmers Bat Yielded 21 Bushels Per Acre. 'Attorney James W. Clarke had a field of wheat west of town which, like the cat, "came back' , after it was good and thoroughly .dead, at least that was the ver diet pronounced upon it Dy a large number of town fanners of the city, and it came back with a vengeance, yielding better than 21 bushels per acre. A few weeks before harvest, , ewhen the exceedingly hot weath er caused some of the fields of this community to ripen too ra pidly, this field of Mr. Clarke's was freely pointed to as a terri ble example of the way the Kan sas, wheat crop was all shot to ..pieces, and most of the town far mers who had visited the field wailingly stated that it would not make more than five bushels to the acre, if it made that much. The results show that the aver 9 age town farmer is a poor guess er, and also that they are liable to "get excited too easily when the weather conditions are not exactly to their liking. The field of 150 acres yielded 3190 bushels, or just 40 bushels over 21 bush els to the acre, which is not so bad . considering that the wise heads pronounced it not worth cutting. The Fly-Curo for the milk cows and other animals. Sold in quarts, half-gallons, and gallons, 3 at 35c, 60c, and $1. Hooper Drug Co. The Misses Nellie and Blanche Triplett returned the first of the week from a visit with relatives and friends in the eastern part of the state. James Kepple left the first of the week for a visit with relatives and friends. His daughter, Mrs. lEdward Bill, acompanied him as far as Salina. ., - ' ' 'A. M. Sipes has returned after ' spending several weeks looking after his . farming interests in Gray county and reports crops as being very good out that way, and , the wheat especially fine. t The Misses Vivian, Arietta and Virginia Younkin came in from r Topeka the first of the week for a visit here with their cousins, John and Charles Younkin, and .'Earl Riley. and their families. c Mike Brennam got the $10 in cash for selling the most coupon '- books at Hunt's store during 1he sale for the boys' prize and Bts ' sie Pruett got the same amount o for selling the most for the girls. o .Save the family's hea'th by cooking only in genuine "Wear ever" aluminum ware. Lasts a generation. Price is reasonable. Sold only at Bondurant's. Ask 0 to see it. Every piece waranted. MKME Do You Want The Best Veir Threshiny Genuine Deep Shaft nut coal. The Best CM 96 Pimp oiJ li. vt.il We Guarantee the price and the coal The ice. Plant Phone 18 GRAYBILL IS HAPPY. Sam Graybill, State Livestock Sanitary Commissioner; Chair man of the Democratic 7th Dis trict Congressional Committee; manager of the George A. Neeley campaign for the nomination for United States Senator; postmaster-to-be at Hutchinson, and hold er of various other titles, was in the city Wednesday evening and Thursday morning visiting with his many friends and incidental ly looking after the Neeley fences in this community and seeing that they are kept in good repair. The latter part of the program, however, took very little of Sam's time, for the Neeley sentiment is very strong all over this part of the country, and no staples were needed to keep the wires up in good shape, so that Sam had time for a good visit with his Great Bend friends. And he' says the sentiment in all portions of the state he has visited has been the same and he is predicting Neel ey's nomination by an over whelming majority. The people have come to the conclusion that Neeley is going to be the winner all right, and as it is only natural that every person likes to be on the winning side they are climb ing into the big congressman's band wagon in great shape. If you have to have a silo quick you can get them at Fair's Lum ber Yard. Harlow B. Brown was here from Hutchinson Saturday inter viewing the voters of this section in the interests of his father, "Iron-jaw" Brown, who is one of the candidates for the Democrat ic nomination for United States Senator. Milk in comfort by spraying a teaspoonful of our Fly Chaser oh the old cow. Only SI the gal lon, pays for itself many times. Fine for horses, kills 'ice on poultry. Heals cuts or sores, made from pine tar and cannot blister the skin. Sold only at Bondurant s. Drive the team up and try it free. Daniel Bird, one of the big far mers of the west side, was look ing after business matters and visiting with relatives and friends in the city Friday. Now is the time you need an oil stove worst Save health by keeping the kitchen cool. Save time and kindling. Use one of our oil cookers. You will find all the good kinds at Bondurant's the leaders in oil stoves. Prices from $3 to $26. Glad to show you. Englebert Moeder and Fritz Voletz were up from Ellinwood Monday to attend to business matters here. Mrs. Joe Robinson and little grand-son were here from Ellin- wood Sunday for a short visit with friends. that can be bought Coal 01 WHY FOR NEELEY. At the present time the situa tion in the senatorial contest remains practically the same as it has been for several weeks past, the only difference being that Neeley seems to be show ing up a far greater strength than the most sanguine of his supporters expected, and it now appears to be a cinch that the big congressman from the 7th will have his name on the ballots in November as the Democratic candidate for United States Sen ator. During the first few weeks of his candidacy Farrelly showed up as a strong contender for the nomination, but the activity of Colonel Wm. Sapp has taken considerable of the wind out of the sails of the Chanute attorney and the number of his supporters has been decreasing at an alarm ing rate, but that does not mean that Sapp is going to get enough votes to win not by several thousand but it does appear he is going to get enough to put Farrelly out of the running. Major W. L. Brown one of the old war horses in this state, was well up in the running at the quarter pole, but the pace set by the other candidates is evident-, 'y a little too fast and the Major appears to be gradually losing ground. The activity of Judge Frank Doster is also proving one of the big detriments to the King man man. Brown was counting on practically the solid support of the old time Populistic Demo crats, but Judge Doster was con siderable of a leader among the Populists himself in their day, and is going to get his full quo ta of this vote. The following of Botkin and Plumb is going to be so smal1 that it will cut but lit tle ice either way. From authentic, and not grape vine, reports gathered from all over the state, Neeley is the only one of the leaders who has not only kept the support he started in the race with, but has mater ially added to his strength, and unless some of the best political dopesters of the state are wrong he is going to land the nomina tion by a handsome majority. And there is no reason on earth why he should not, and ev ery reason why he should, re ceive the solid vote of the Dem ocrats of Barton county and the entire 7th district. While one of the youngest members of the house, yet he has made for him self a reputation for faithful con scientious work in behalf of the People whom he represents. He has not only voted right, but has worked in the interests of his people on every question which has come before the House and which affected their interests. His work on the various commit tees was of such high order as to bring him the warm commen dation of President Wilson, Sec retary Bryan and Speaker Clark and other national leaders, and no service for any of his constit uents has ever been regarded by him as being of too small mo ment for him to give it his per sonal and careful attention. George Neeley has made good. He has given the people of the Seventh District such faithful and efficient service that there is no just cause for any voter to complain. His capabilities for the position which he seeks are unquestionably of a very high order, and the same real and faithfulness which has char acterized his work in the past forthe people whom he repre sents, will still be employed in his work in the future. He has amply proven his capability and his faithfulness to the trusts im posed in him and he is entitled to the handsome majority which he will doubtless receive. Keep off the flies by spraying your stock with a little Fly-Curo. Saves vou money.' Hooper Drug Co. Likes & O'Connell have the contract for the erection of a modern cottage for Will Smylhe, which he will have built on his lots on WestForest avenue. Work on the excavating for the base ment was started this week. j Remember you can get the j best stave silo on the market at Fair's Lumber Yard. All ready to go out. Prices riht and goods guaranteed. WAS A BIG YIELD. Mr. and Mrs Dan Converse, of Clarence township, were visiting with relatives and friends and in the city on a shopping trip Wed nesday morning, and Dan was feeling mighty good over the big yield of wheat on one of his fields as well as his yield of oats. He had one 93 acre field of wheat that made an average of 26 1-2 bushels of fine grain to the acre, and a ten acre field of oats yielded 625 bushels. Mr. Con verse has considerable wheat yet to thresh and believes that it will average about 25 bushels per acre. AUTO POLO GAMES. No more will Nero sit in the Royal box at the Forum and sic wi'd animals on the Christians. Bull fighting is denied us. Foot ball has been revised and the danger removed and in removing the danger the fascination has been taken from the game. But we should manifest concern. A new game that has all the horrors of the Roman Forum, the facinalion of a foot ball game and the thrills of a bull fight, will be introduced in Great Bend Friday when Mr. R. A. Hankin son presents his Auto Polo play ers under the auspices of the Base Ball association. Auto Polo is the most sensa tional and thrilling game being offered to the public today. It has been described as a fifty min ute flirt with death and that is undoubtedly a fitting descrip tion. The game seems to be a little body of excitement entirely surrounded by danger. The players are that class of young men who consider it sport to make dates with the" undertak er and then break them just to peeve him up. It is their earnest desire that every doctor shall make a com fortable living and they sure do their part by making frequent visits to the men of this profes sion to have necessary repairs made to various parts of their anatomy. In fact it is said that the game has been endorsed by all the leading physicians of the country. There's a reason. Anyone desiring to experience the sensation of, seeing four young men attempt to commit suicide would do well to attend these contests. No fatalities have yet result ed but then the boys' guardian angels have always been on the job. Wait till that bird goes to sleep and then watch for the am bulance to go by. The boys them selves admit that the game is rather rough and they do get skinned up some at times, but then what does a little thing like that amount to? Look at the fun we have. Sure it's fun. Stand in the running board of a racing car and swinging a mallet at a large ball must be great sport. It certainly be pleasant to have a car weighing about 1800 pounds fall on top of you and break a couple of your legs and sink a few floating ribs. It may be fun for some people but not any in mine. They can have it if they want it but I can get it by doing something else. The English team have wo . 11 cut of the 21 games played this season and are determined to take the entire Great Bend serif s. The games to be played in Great Bend promise to be full of excitement owing to the purse hung up by the Base Ball Asso ciation and we look for sscral spills and upsets as the mer v ill bend every effort to v". the purse and will throw all caution to the winds in their effort to cop the money. - The fly soils his feet on the dung hill, then bathes them in baby's milk or father's coffee. Prevent sickness, swat the fly. Get fly traps 25 cents to $1, swatters 5 and 10 cents, white pine screen doors $1 to $3, alu minoid everlasting screen wire, fly paper, at Bondurant's Qual iiy Hardware. John Oetken was a business visitor from Clarence township Wednesday. Harve Fletcher was among the people from southeast of town w ho were visiting and looking after business matters in the city Saturday. WILL PAVE THE ALLEYS. The city commissioners at their meeting last week let the contract for paying three blocks of alleys in the main business part of the city to Pres. Cooprid er, his bid for the work being 90 cents per square yard. The bid of Ramsey Bros., the pav ing contractors,-was slightly in advance of this price, and the bid of Herbold, the cement man, was considerably lower, so much so in fact, that the commission ers decided that he could not possibly do the work for the amount of his bid and that his bondsmen would have to mit up the money to finish the job, so it was decided to let the con tract to Mr. Cooprider. The specifications call for a paving of four inch concrete instead of six inch as was at first talked of, but the commissioners decid ed that the other two inches were unnecessary. Work will be started at once. The peo ple of Great Bend will be glad to know that a home man was able to land the job against outside competition, and thev can rest assured that Mr. Coop- rider will give them a piece of work which will be creditable to both himself and the city. The commissioners also j re pealed the ordinance recently passed providing for an occupa tion tax. There was a big pro test against this ordinance and there was nothing else left for the commisioners to do but to repeal the measure, which will probably be adopted again in a revised form at a later date. The mater of putting in the big White Way in the business sec tion has been postponed indef initely, on account, the commis sioners say, of the fact that they were forced to repeal the occu pation tax which left the city without funds in sight with which to put in the new light ing system. SMITH. The many friends of Eugene L. Smith, editor of the Ellinwood Leader, will deep'y' sympathize with him in the death of his fa ther which occurred at Dodge City on Tuesday of this week. Mr. Smith was a very estimable man who was most hichlv re garded by all who knew him, and his death, which was unexpected, despite his advanced age, was a sad shock to the famuv and manv friends. Eugene L Smith accom panied the remains of his father to, Topeka Wednesday and burial was made at that place yesterday. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. If you have to have a silo auick you can get them at Fair's Lum ber ard. Leslie Wylie left this week for a visit and prospecting trip thru Louisiana and other of the south ern states. Justus Sandrock came up from Hutchinson Friday evening for a visit of a few days with home folks here and to look after bus iness matters. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hermes and family were in from southeast of town Saturday for a visit with relatives and friends and on a shopping trip. Harry Gagclman and family were in from Clarence township Saturday to attend to business matters and for a visit with rel atives and friends. H. H. Airheart is here from Unionville, Mo., for a visit of a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Watt O'Connell, and family. Mrs. Glenn Martin and daugh ter, Ruth, returned home Sunday after a visit of several weeks with her parents at Kiowa, Kan. No trouble milking this wea ther if you will only spray the cows with a little Fly-Curo mighty good for work horses and other stock, too. Sold by Hoop er Drug Co. Mayor G. O. Speirs, Council man Ed Isern and Henry Gerlof, and Water and Light Supt. R. K. Heagler, were here from Ellin wood Wednesday afternoon on a short business trip. Watt O'Connell and his force of carpenters will leave in a few weeks for Kansas City, Walt Lav ing secured the contract for the erection of a number of buildings on the large farm of Dr. R. H. Meade near that city. ' TARIFF DOESN'T L.OWER PRICE3 New Law Does Not Wprk Hari ships On The Farmer The local Republican .or Bull Moose sheet the fcofd only knows which it is is evidently from its political influence "He is not caring to any extent, contaia ed an article in its issue- of last Wednesday which was about a full of "hog-wash" and political buncombe as any dream ever conceived by the irrespohsiblt Teddy, and indicated that the pet son responsible for the same had either been hitting the "pill" or the jug with a little more than the usual regularity. ' '. , The article warned the readers of the paper of the baneful'el- fects of the tariff to the farming industry of the country, and told them that the only - remedy fox this awful ill was to be found la the close confines of the Repub lican ballot, and as aft . illustra tion of what the new law was do- I ing for the producers of thecoun- try cited as an example the pres ent low prices of wheat, and also the price of the same for a time under the Cleveland administra-i lion, but it obligingly" failed .to give any of the low prices, for the same product at different times under the protective tariff regime . If the editors of this aforesaid Republican-Bull Moose sheet Will only take the trouble and use the intelligence .the .good Lord has1 given the average human being to look it up they will 'find that there have been fully as many years of low wheat prices as there have been under Demo cratic, and the same amount f grey matter in their ."heads, if properly applied, will show theiu that there is absolutely no 'dan ger of the Canadian fanqcr be-, ing chump enough to ship this wheat into this country when be can secure higher pitches r'ghtin his own country, and the (iana- dian market has been 'ranging , from three to ten cents higher than the market in this country ever since the passage of the new, tariff law. As Argentine " and other foreign countries will ne ver ship enough wheat into this, country to make a dent in the' market, and as the Canadian far mer is not fool enough to thh his wheat into this coimtry at a loss, it is useless for the Ref.ub lican brethren to attempt to flaunt this red flag in the fafl of the voters today. It migfct have had its effect in ancient times when the news of the day was only written on' tablets of stone, but with the daily market reports in the home, of pracfl- ' cally every farmer the scheme has lost its pull. ,' It might also be well 'for Ihe editors of the same papers to ex- plain in a reasonably satisfac- tory way, why, if the new tariff law is going to work such a hard ship on the farmer and grower, the prices of cattle and live stock of all kinds are as high as they are at the present time, and why , all of the authorities along theses lines are predicting that these, prices will go still higher. It was freely predicted by the, Republi cans and Bull Moosers that tM? importation of cattle from Ar gentine and other grazing-countries would quickly put stock raising among the unprofitable industries in America, and th Democrat man-has a curiosity li know why this has not been dors instead of the price of cattle ad- , vancing all the time as it has' bee a doing. There are a-whole Jot of , things that the publishers of the. aforesaid article might explain with a little more detail unless they desire the voters' of the coun try to regard them as Teal poli tical jokes and we would be mtfre than pleased to have them take , up the question in detail. The ordinary human is always seek ing for more intelligence, and if ' the publishers have anything , along this line that is 'really pf value they should turn loose of this information .for the benerit of the general public, but it is to be hoped that they will not strb their toes and fall as' flat as lft their last explanation which foil ed to explain, Remember, you. can get t!ie best stave silo on the markel at Fair's Lumber Yard. All reaJy to go -out.- Prices are right-till goods guaranteed.