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FOR RURAL CARRIER.
An examination will be held
in both Great Bend and Hoising
YOU CAN PAY OR PAY.
For several years past the city
nffirinls have been having trou
ble in" collecting road or poll tax! ton, Kansas, on the 9th of Janu
frora a goodly per cent of the peo-J ary, for the purpose of filling a
pie of this city. This year they ( vacancy of Rural Mail Carrier
have not been worrying them- on one of the routes out df Hois
selves to any great entent as to ington . Any person from the
whether the people come in and age of 18 to 55 is entitled to take
pay or not. There is a law which this examination. The compen
provides that this tax shall be sation of rural carriers is based
jai'd after due notice has been upon the length of the route and
given, and as it is a misdemeanor ranges from $484 to $1200 per
not to do so. the officials have year. Parties who successfully
simply been issuing warrants for pass this examination will be eli
fte arrest of the, delinquents and gible for other vacancies of rural
y Ihey have Deen Drougni imo coun route earners wnicn may uccur
and in addition to having the tax elsewhere m the county, tun m-
to- pay, they have also been as- formation regarding the require
sessed a fine and also the costs of ments of the examination may be
the case. Several of these war- secured from the postmasters of
rants have already been issued, the towns
and the parties have been assess
ed the tax, the fine and the inci
dental .trimmings, and as a re
sult road tax receipts have been
named or from the
United States Civil Service Com
mission, Washington, D. C
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmer
0 il - 3
- -. r . , were in irom me wesi siae ea-
SL" ,1 esdayihc,pping.ndv;SWg.
Lee Davis came in trom Indi
ana the last of the week for a
visit here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Davis, until after
from persons who heretofore have
passed up this part of their taxes
as a useless expenditure of money.
If the tax is a good thing for one
" . ., v , . and jurs. u uavis, umn aner
' another, and the officials are tak
ing the right steps to make them
all come across.
BOYS We want all the furs
we can get, and want all kinds.
Get busy with your traps. Bring
us your hides and we will pay
'highest cash prices. Spaugh's
winter. Lee has been
the greater Dart of the time for
the past year on account of his
health, but has recently been vis
iting with relatives and friends
in different points in Indiana.
WANTED All kinds of furs.
We pay highest cash prices.
Spaugh's Grocery. 40-3L
The marriage of Mr. David
Harris to Miss Lizzie Brandt took
place at the Brandt home
Broadway Tuesday morning of k
w iiulu in mC pres
ence of a number of the relatives
and intimate friends of the con
tracting parties, the ceremony
being performed by Rev. Victor
L. Greenwood, of the Congrega
tional church, and the double
ring service being used. The
young couple left immediately for
a honeymoon trip of a few
in the east and on their roturn to
win make their home on the
groom's farm, just east of this
Mr. Harris is one of the Harris
Bros, firm of extensive farmers
and stockmen and is one of the
progressive young men of the
community and in well and fa
vorably known among a large cir
cle of acquaintances. His bride
is the daughter of the late Wm.
Brandt and is a most estimable
young woman and very popular
with all who know her. With
the many other friends, the Dem
ocrat extends conffrnfnlnfi
in Texas Z"1
Itching, bleeding, protruding
or Diind piles have yielded to
Doans Ointment. 50c. at all
Charles Lawhorn was dmvn
from Pawnee Rock Monday on a
ousiness inp and visit.
Representatives of the
upon you eoon wi
a most interesting proposition
which it will be well worth
your time to hear, for it will
give you an opportunity to
eecure Beautiful and Appre
ciated Christmas Gifts at an
extremely low cost They
will furni?h you with heiuti
ful India Ink Hand Painted
Portraits or in Sspia and
Colors at an e pecially low
price f jr a few weeks only.
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Efl- -v' fey 4 I
mti A J M !
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Portraits in this adver
tisement give you a slight
idea of this beautiful work.
What would make a more
pleasing Xmas gift to a rela
tive or friend than one of
these handsome portraits.
The representative will
call upon you in a few
days and explain the
Extraordinary Sale Of
Saturday Decemler 12tk
we place on sale 135 Men's, Boys and Children Overcoats at
Vne-tourth Uft the Regular Price
Children's Overcoats- ranging in price
from $3.50 to $8.00
Reduced to $2.75 to $6.00
Boys' Overcoats that sold from S4.50
the same price that you will pay for i? J
to $12.00t Saturday . . . .$3.00 to $9.00 them during the January Sales. ffl :
Man's Overcoats that sold from $10.00
to $25.00- Saturday . . .$7.50 to $19.00
Here is an opportunity to buy 'your V
Winter Ovorpno tttVi an ttah maaJ ! 1 W
For Your Christmas Suggestions We
Are Showing in our Men's Dept.
Four-in-Hands 50c. to $1.00
Holeproof Socks, 6 pairs in a box with
a six months guarantee, . .25c. pair
Traveling Bags '
AND MANY OTHER USEFUL GIFTS
FOR THE MEN AND BOYS.
Phoenix Silk Hose, for Men, put up 4 to
pairs in a box .50c. a pair
HELD AN INQUIRY COURT. ( TRAPPING
On complaint received from
parties in Claflin and vicinity
that George Buchanan, the Claf
FURS WILL PAY.
REPORT OF WEL
Mrs. O. S. Bailey, secretary and
I wonder how many boys know
or realize thnt fhorp ic enma
lin marshal, had been engaged in!ty good money in trapping for treasurer of the Great Bend Wei
selling liquor, tne county oni-',furs? Last year we paid out in Iar Association has prepared
ciais neiu a coun 01 inquiry nerej casn over $500.00 for furs that
Rtaim of THE BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT or new szhcribm may ucsre some of these
hziisome pdrdbgs cf ci espeddly low price thrvh cnarezierds chlch have been made by the
fzblhher tclth The Eastern Artuts Association. The csrt is gzzrczieci to be high elzss a every
cay, aid no collections are to be naie uzi'd the delivery of the tsork. We csk ell of oar readers
cri ell others who desire to szbscrb: for the paper, czl ere dzsirczt of hsvhg brcztifzl portrchs of
their family or their friends, to tae advantage of this cfer ishen the representative calh d year
to. - :
Tuesday which was attended by
a large number of people from
that section who had been sum
moned to give testimony in the
case. Last week some parties
at Claflin were arrested and
convicted for violation of the pro
hibitory law, and it is clr-hned by
the friends of these parties that
the city marshal, who made the
complaint last .week, was himself
engaged in the same business and
lie was conseouent v mit under
arrest, and his case will come up
for hearing in Claflin today.
For any pain, burn, scald or
bruise, apply Dr. Thomas' Eclec
tic Oil the household remedy.
Two sizes, 25c. and 50c. at all drug
Wesley Storks, of Claflin, was
this week arrested for violation
of the prohibitory law, and at his
trial here was convicted and given
a sentence of thirty days in the
jail and fined $100 and costs.
A. L. terns, one of the hust
ling general merchants of Albert,
was in the city Monday on a bus
Joe Schneider, cashier of the
Albert State Bank, and Trustee
Rudy Mauler, of Walnut townshiD
were attending to business mat
ters and visiting with friends in
the city Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Mausolf
were down from Albert Wed
nesday for a visit with friends
and on a shopping trip.
Frank Seeber was lookins af
ter business matters in Lyons one
day the first of this week.
The Democrat is in receipt of a
card from Gus Selle, who, with
his family, recently removed
from this place to Mena, Ark,
asking that his address be chang
ed to Victoria, Texas.
Don't forget the big Charity Ball
at the Library Hall on Friday
evening, December 18th. The en-
were caught within a few mil?
of Great Bend. To one man alone
I paid $14.00 for one bunch of
skunk' hides which he told me he
got out of one den the day before.
On account of the war the mar
ket is much lower on furs than
last year, and this is one of the
very best times for the mail order
houses to reap a harvest on the
furs that are seht to them, so Inni
out, for when you send them in
they only pay the price they feel
uispubcu io pay, ana you have no
say. Bring your furs to me and
I will pay you every cent I can,
and if you are not satisfied with
my offer you are at liberty to
keep your furs and do as you
please with them. This is one
advantage you do not have when
you send them to a commission
firm. We want all the furs we
can get and will pay you all there
is in them and you take no
chances.-C. D. SPAUGH.-40-3t.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Baker
and Mr. and Mrs. Ralnh Ia-ii
were here from Wilson to spend
ounuay wun wr. and Mrs. Ver
Mike Meade went to Ford coun
ty the first of the week In Inn if
after his real estate interests near
Frank Kramer and his force of
carpenters last Friday completed
the big barn on the Ruhe Bros,
farm west of town. It is one of
the largest and best barns in the
Miss Bea Caraway visited rela
tives and friends and attend
ed the grand opera in Hutchinson
Mrs. Porter Young has return
ed home after a visit to Dabney,
IncL, where she was called sonit
lime ago by the illness and death
of her mother.
Mike Herr was here from north
of Llhnwood Saturdav
an interesting report of the work
done by the association since" a
year ago, when it was organized.
With the organization of this
movement the charitable work of
the town has been carried on bet
ter than it ever was before and
many who were really in need of .
temporary help, got it. other
who had imposed upon the com
umty through lack of system
in the methods of giving had tak
en more than their share. Mrs
Jaileys --.orth as follows:
Cash receipt 30U1
Total garments given 'out
Families and individuals
Membership of society
Officers: TV.. ..
Miller; Vice President, O.
?onL&crelary 311(1 Treasnr.
"'Mrs'-S. Bailey; members-of .
Board of Control, Rev. Westwooh
The society solicits funds froti
o - " " i , j iu iujr
lire nroceeds of the affair will his taxes and attend to othpr hni
go towards buying Christmas din-!ncss matters and for a visit with
ners and furnishing Christmas friends,
cheer for the people cf Great! Mrs. Nora Riche returned
Bend for whom otherwisj Christ-, first of the week to her home at
mas wculi be nnytL'r-! lit a'Starleton, Va, after a visit hen
those who h.iv i-a. ai
ZVrlZ0 Chrislmas trcte
or the children. AH the char-'
dable associations, it is hoped,
will get together for this PS
For the present the 'secretary and
treasurer will be at the office U
the city hall one day a week I
Saturdays. We hog ft? veA
one will help the work this
O. S. Bailey, Sesretary. .
r Mrs. Alfred Dick, Hit,
Koelsch he rronfn
Sheriff W.M.Brown left VVVi
nesdav P,eninP for MnlS"
non. IlirnnK 0n nn official fcr '
.L1 retnied the f-
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