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ARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT :
VOLUME XXXI.
GREAT BEND, KANSAS, FBIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1915,
NUMBER 48
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LITTLE CHANGE INSITUATION
Heavy Counter Attacks By Ger
a man Troops Are Repulsed.
London, Feb. 3. In a separate
effort to halt the French through
Champagne and adjacent Argon
nes regions, the Germans during
the past twenty-four hours have
made seven distinct counter at
tacks without success in a single
venture, according to the French
war office reports received from
Paris today. The official state
ment from Berlin says the French
were on the offensive near Per
thes (in the Rhcims Sector) and
Uieir attacks were repulsed.
The German efforts were direct
ed against the French positions
west of Perthes Les Hurlus, north; nujl Uiev expected the Topeka Cap!
of Mesnil Les Hurlus, n:rlh f Hallo support the administration
Massiges and against Hill No. 2l)0,uie yA .m Hreeze, Missouri Val-j
near Perthes in the . Champagne ;t.v Farmer, Poullrv Journal, the.
district and against Bagatelle in -Household, and all papers owned
the Argonne, where attacks werc:un,i published l.v Governor Cap-!
made at .5 n. m. and at t p. m. on
Tuesday and a final .assault dur
ing the night. Every allempl was
repulsed, says Paris.
Germans' Gains Temporary.
Artillery activity continues
along the tntire battle front. This
is particularly violent in Flan
ders where the strength of the
German bombardments seems to
be trying renewed efforts to cross
the Yser. Wherever the .Germans
have ojencd hostilities they in
variably hae gained temporary
successes but before the settle
ment of the issue the Allies almost
without exception have regained
their lost positions and have in
flicted telling losses on the invad
ers. Of late the Germans in the re
gion of Lebassee and Lens have
adopted a new form of attack.
They open terrific musketry and
' machine gun fusilades ..which
sweep the crest of the French
and British trenches, forcing the
Allies to hug. the walls of their
earthworks, but almost neve do
. they follow these fusillades' with
infanljry attacks. To'day's after
noon report chronicles the silenc
ing of one such effort by the use
of artillery. The French batter
ies fire; quite overcame 'the" Ger
man riflemen and they soon were
content to remain quiet. .
Novel Attempt to Destroy Bridges
Novelty was introduced into
the fighting north of Albert when
r the' Germans floated several blaz-
' ing rafts on which were launch-
- , . , . - . ,,
ed high explosives. I hese came
down the .Ancre river but were
sighted by the sentries and the
guns of the French batteries were
brought into .action, destroying
the rails before Ihey reachd the
bridges, which they were meant
to destroy. , , ,
Portugal Getting Into
War on Side of Allies.
London; Feb. 3 Entry of the
eleventh' nation into the war on
an .extensive basis is' "chronicled
MR)
' could pull day in and day out for
weeks," months or even years, without . tiring, stopping or breaking
down. A horse so quiet and tractable that a child could handle him."
"Pretty good horse eh?"
''Suppose. it cost very little to keep this horse, because he only
ae while .working, .and returned in the form of power the cost of
practically all the food he ate. "
Some horse' you say?
Yell ! an Electric Motor is
horse tnsj become $ick and die
SUodani oi "Electric Motor Quality."
Great Bend Water & Electric Co.
MORE TOPEKA NEWS.
"We expect their united sup
Iort." That is the statement that
Lieutenant Governor Morgan
made in a jocular way in his ad
dress delivered at the banquet of
the Editorial Association in To
peka last Saturday evening, how
ever, it reminded the Democrats
present that it was the united crit
icisms of the papers that were re
ferred to which had defeated Gov
ernor Hodges, and that the united
support of these same papers of
the present administration was
what would prevent the people of
the stale from getting true insight
and accurate criticism of this ad-j
ministration. His statement was1
in:ifl in rnnnwi ion vil!i 1li fiipf I
per, and ne also said tnat they
would be re-inforced by the
Hutchinson News, the Osborne
Fanner, Dodge City Globe, Staf
ford Republican, and one or two
others, all owned and published
by state officials or men connect
ed with the slate administration.
This is the kind of a combina
tion that the Hodges administra
tion had to fight and which sc-'
vercly criticised him all through
his term. The question I want to
ask is, how will the people of Kan
sas gel stale information of an
adverse character concerning the
doings of this administration, and
answer the question at the same;
time by saying simply by word
of mouth and a few country j
weeklies, and every person who
is desirous of reading both sides I
of the game should subscribe for
The Daily Democrat, which will
endeavor to give the news.
Don't fail to attend the Peter
W. Collins lecture on "Socialism
Exposed" given under the aus
pices of the Knights of Columbus
Thursday, February 11. Every
body invited. Admission free.
Contractor Watt O'Connell
made a business trip to Albert
Tuesday.
in an obscure paragraph of the
official statements received from
Berlin today.
Chronicling German occupation
of the greater part of Angola, Por-
iiuursc hoi .nil in, uic ii' inn
;B rt.nr,ni fpAm t :e
bon that Ihc Portugese govern
ment is sending more troops to
Africa."
This is the first news of Portu
gal's active participation in the
war against Germany and on the
side of the powers of the triple
entente.
The death of two German o! fi
nals of high rank in Angola is re
ported by Berlin to be amply con
firmed. "You Want to
Know
Something about Electric Motors?"
' Well! Suppose. you had a horse
always harnessed for work ready ur
start at an instant's notice one that
even better than such a horse the
the electric motor won't."
HAVE YOU A SON?
Here is something that should
interest you. The ministers of
Great Bend are more and more in
clined to work in unison and har
mony. Their latest plan is for
each to observe "Father and Son
Day" with appropriate services
next Sunday. Men who have been
content to let their sons go to
Sunday School are invited to this
service. Every father should
plan for his boy to remain for
the church service, that father
and son may worship together. If
you have no son play father to
some fatherless boy and bring
him to the service. In this day
when men are going to the
churches in increasing numbers
a man should be glad of the op
portunity to observe this day.
Each minister will have a helpful
message suitable for the occasion.
The churches should be well fill
ed with men and bavs.
RE-ELECT PROF. SENTER.
One of the important acts of
the city school board at their
meeting this week was the re-election
of Professor Senter to the su
perintendence' of the Great Bend
schools for another year. Under
the leadership of Mr. Senter dur
ing the last five years the Great
Bend schools have grown and
prospered as never before in a
like period in their history and it
is a matter of congratulation to
the board and the city that they
were able to secure his services
for another year for he has been
the recipient of a number of flat
tering offers to take charge of
schools in larger cilies.
FARM FOR SALE.
East half of the southeast quar
ter and southwest quarter of
southeast quarter of section 21.
township north, range 18 east.
1 he above is a description of
120 acres of Oklahoma ranch and
timber land, located about
miles east of Stanley, Okla., and
about 5 miles southwest of Clay
Ion, Okla., both good towns on
the Frisco railway. This tract
is in lines with the gas and oil de
velopment and according to a spe
cial dispatch to the Southwest
American, oil has just been found
at Clayton. This tract is located
near asphalt deposits and is in
line with other mineral develop
ment. About 1 mile south of the
Kiamichi river, one of the larnesl
rivers in Oklahoma, and about 2
miles from the railroad. This
Iract is a mighty good buy at $3
per acre cash or you can assume
144 payable in 3 equal annual in
stallments the first being due in
November, 1915, at 0 per cent.
Non-taxable until paid out. Ab
stract of title and warranty deed
furnished. Dawson & Zutavern,
Great Bend.
Don't fail to allcnd the Peter
W. Collins lecture on "Socialism
Exposed" given under the aus
pices of the Knights of Columbus
Thursday, February 11. Every
body invited. Admission free.
Mrs. E. Dana Trout returned
Monday evening from a visit
with relatives and friends in
Hutchinson.
Oscar Shaffer, of the Smoke
House Barber Shop, was called
to Topeka Monday morning by a
message announcing the serious
illness of his mother, who lives
at that place.
Mrs. Robert Erbe, of east of
town, has been dangerously ill the
past ten days and for several
days past has been cared for at
theliome of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. V.
Miller, in this city. A still born
child was born Sunday evening
and since that time Mrs. Erbe has
showed a slight improvement but
is still in a very precarious con
dition. Miss Genevieve Moses has re
signed her position as instructor
in English in the Great Bend High
School and has returned fo her
home in Joplin, Mo. Her father
died a short time ago and since
mat time her mother has been in
very poor health and she decid
ed that it was best that she give
up her school work and return
home. Miss Novma Merinc has
been secured as instructor in En
glish in her place and as she is
one of the prominent instructors
of the stale can be counted on to
maintain the high standard set by
Miss Moses in this department.
STATE CAPITOL DOINGS
Our Republican friends who
are now running the state, from
Capper down, and especially Mr.
Keene, Chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee, are
sending out an S- 0. S. call on the
appropriations. They find them
selves confronted with being com
pelled to either reduce appropria
tions and cripple institutions or
secure additional revenue by rais
ing values or tax levies. This is
particularly distressing to those
who were so loud in their remarks
during the recent campaign as
to the extravagance of the Hodges
administration. Notably Auditor
Davis and Treasurer Akers. In
his statement to the legislature of
I he appropriations needed, the
Stale Auditor had Ihc total
amount reduced about one-half
million dollars below the appro
priation for 1913. This one-half
million dollars is accounted for
by various appropriations which
were necessary for 1913 that did
not need to be made in 11)1.'), chief
among them being $175,000 to fin
ish the Memorial Building and pro
bably $150,000 which was neces
sary for the initial work on the
text book proposition, then in his
estimate he charged the 1913 leg
islature with legislative expenses
which he did not include in his
1915 budget. Two or three other
similar items make up more than
the one-half million dollar reduc
tion lhat he had recommended to
the legislature. Now thai they
have gotten into the work and
found some of the things they
have to do or else be accused by
the people of the slate of ruining
our institutions, that are for once
on a good footing, and in order
to protect themselves in the com
ing campaign, they are making
many pretentions towards econo
my. The people of the state want
economy but they do not want
the peanut kind, and that is what
they are going to get if Mr. Keene,
in a recent interview, represented
the attitude of th majority of the
house. Of course, Mr. Keene is
a candidate for Governor at some
future date and his actions smack
of politics.- The people of the
state. -are ready to extend all the
financial assistance that our in
stitutions need for their continued
running.'
Much was said during the last
two years concerning civil ser
vice and the disruptions of vari
ous departments of the slate and
state institutions by the appoint
ment of new appointees. We no
tice, however, that so far Mr. Cap
per has been of the same opinion
that Governor Hodges was con
cerning the ability of men, and the
fact that Adjutant General Mar
tin is slated for reappointment as
Adjutant General, and the for
mer Governor Hoch is slated for
reappointment on the Board of
Administration and fliat Mr. Kin
kel is slated for reappointment
on the Public Utilities Commis
sion, all men that were appointed
by Hodges, shows to the public
lhat his appointments have been
good. Two of these appointments
were initial appointments, Mar
tin having previously been Ad
jutant General.
Evidently Mr. Speaker Stone is
of the opinion that no one but a
lawyer can formulate a bill to be
submitted to the legislature, and
in spite of the fact that he has
talked about useless commissions
etc., he now wants a commission
of lawyers to draft each bill that
is introduced in the legislature.
Taken all in all there are some
funny things looming up on the
horizon and even now are hap
pening and in a little while longer
our Republican brethren will find
lhat things look entirely differ
ent to the people of the state,
than they succeeded in getting
them to look a few months ago.
We shall see what we shall see
and in the meantime, a Democrat
ic President and a Democratic con
gress are sawing wood and ful
filling pledges of their party and
the Democratic senate is a safety
valve that the people of Kansas
have on the job during this state
administration.
J. C Shaffer, of Shaffer, Kans.
was a Great Bend visitor Wednes
day.
Mrs. Roy Johnson came over
from LaCrosse the first of the
week for a visit with relatives
and friends.
ENTERTAINED FOR
MISS EWALT.
Mrs. Howard Diffenbacher en
tertained a number of the young
people of the city at her home on
West Lakin avenue last Friday
evening in honor of her niece,
Miss Clara Ewalt, of Springdale,
Ark. The evening was most de
lightfully spent in playing "500,"
and afterwards a fine two course
luncheon was served, and the
guests report the occasion as one
of the most enjoyable of the sea
son. Those present were the
Misses Hattie Martin, Verna Grif
fith. Vera Ewalt, Letha and Do-
Iinda Morrison and Messrs.
........ i'ihi i i.iuii turn .wi:vm. it. - r .v
Murphy, A. Geil. W. Weber. W.!(,f ,rs- ('l'or Pratt, in the west
Jurgensen, (). I5aslian and Mr. I ,arl (,r ,own uas entered early
Black. i"1 He evening while Mrs. Pratt
t.. : i:,mI k"nhters were awav from
NO RLPECTOR OF PERSONS, j home and a g!d walch. a locket.
Kvi.l..nilv !. n,;,.r r ,;,..
who have
e iteen operating in this!
. .
oily for the past len davs. have noj
' .
innr rpsmH rr I m p lv ff .L
than they have f:r ordinary mor
tals, for the home of Mayor (). W.
Dawson was entered last Friday
evening and 15 in money and a
few other articles taken.
SUSPECTED BURGLAR
IS ARRESTED.
Last night Sheriff Brown ar-
lesled a man named Morris at lie
r-.,i ... i nil it , '".
"'u lu-iiu mnci. ne was iouihi
,!,. ii iii i i i , iiMiu is minus anoui ai 01 ni
, ."I i' fell' EH"! m. - um
the house is run by a relative he
may claim that he had a right to
be there. His actions have been
suspicious for some lime and his
record will be fully investigated
There have Ijeen loo many bur
glaries of late to let any suspi
cious jierson go and the officers
are determined to get the guilty
parties.
ANOTHER WALK FOR
COURT HOUSE PARK.
i Our county and city commis
sioners have agreed to put in a
six-foot walk from the southeast
corner of the park to the court
house, also a crossing from the
southeast corner to the corner oc
cupied by E. E. Cook. This is a
needed improvement and our offi
cers should be commended for
doing it.
Don't fail to attend the Peter
W. Collins lecture on "Socialism
Exposed" given under the aus
pices of the Knights of Columbus
Thursday, February 11. Every
body invited. Admission free.
Mrs. S. H. Gwinn returned Wed
nesday morning from a visit of
a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Gwinn and family at Scott City.
Julius Brockcl, the popular and
progressive merchant of Red
Wing, was looking after business
mailers and visiting with friends
in the city Wednesday.
E. J. Eveleigh, of Boyd, Peter
Brack, of Olmitz, and Robert Ham
ilton, of Claflin, were here this
week attending a meeting of the
Bank and attending to oilier bus
iness matters and visiting with
friends.
Mrs. Dr. F. G. Smith and Mrs.
Leo Wilcek most delightfully en
tertained a number of their lady
friends at a luncheon at the Wil-
ek home Wednesday afternoon.
and the occasion is said by the
guests to have been one of the
most enjoyable social functions of
the season.
Jacob Seigfried and wife, of
north of Hoisington, were in the
city last Saturday on their way
up the Scott City branch to visit
with relatives. Jacob reports lhat
the north side of Barton county
is in splendid shape for this time
of the year, so far as. relates to
the wheat conditions.
The Great Bend Transfer Com
pany have moved to the room for
merly occupied by the Gun Print
Shop. The Postal Telegraph and
the Great Bend Fuel, Ice & Stor
age Co.. also have offices there.
This room has been refinished and
will be one of the best office rooms
in the city when finally arranged.
Will Morrison came in from
Denver, Colo., the first of the
week for a short visit here with
his brother, Jack, and family, and
on Wednesday in company with
Miss Letha Morrison, left for Jef
ferson, Okla- for a visit with
Charles Morrison and family. The
Morrison boys are all in the con
tracting business and at the ores
ent time are figuring on some big
contracts in Utah.
EPIDEMIC OF ROBBERIES.
Many Great Bend Homes Broken
Into In Past Week.
Great Bend has been undergo
ing an epidemic of robberies the
past week or ten days, and the.
work in the different places Doint
to the fact that probably a gang
of petty robbers are sojourning
in me community, bo tar none of
the guilty parties have been ap
prehended but the officers are of
the opinion that they have about
all the evidence thev need and
some arrests are liable to occur
shortly. '
Last Friday eveniriL' Mii Immn
so,,K inig and eatables were
irtufii iwvuiit cm. ill Liiiv.
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hers were not entirely satisfied
with their haul, for the house had
been entirely ransacked, bureau
drawers being pulled out and their
contents disturbed, and other
damage done in their search for
valuables.
Joe Schaefer, who lives in the
southeast part of town and works
at the produce house had his home
,. 'i irt i.
entered Monday n ghl, and as
result is minus about all of his-
her of other articles. A suit of
clothes, an overcoat, shoes and -other
articles of men's wear, be-.
sides other things, were takeik
and the pantry was also complete
ly ransacked, and about evcry
thing in the eatable line in the '
house was also carried off. ' ' ..
The home of R. C VanAken,
on Soulh Holland street,, was en
tered Saturday night and 'a re-i
volvcr and some eatables taken.
An njjruipt was. also made the
same night to enter 'the Luther
Riggcn home, but. the burglars
were evidently frightened away
by passers-by before. they ga(ned
entrance. This robbery and at
tempted robbery both occurred
before 9 o'clock in. the evening.
An allempl was also made ta 'en
ter the home of George Dunn one
night last week', but "Mr. Dunn
heard them trying to pry the
window open and they made their
get-away.
The Hulme mill was broken into ;
last Friday evening and a num-
her of sacks of flour were stolen.
and the average has been about'
one raid each night for. the past
week. As a rcsull the people are
beginning to "look a Utile-out1 '
and some one is liable to l)e greet
ed with a load of shot while on a,'
nighlly excursion.
Dr. F. G! Smith has been on the
sick list a part .of the wceki be
ing a sufferer from a severe cold .
and complications.
Mrs. 1). A. Weltmer and Mrs.
Willis Bolingcr will entertain at
a "500" party at the Weltmer
home this evening. . " j
Mrs. H. S.. Converse hai" bean
on the sick list for several davi
pasl. For some time she ,v?as m
a very serious condition but is r'er
ported to be improving some .at
the present lime. 1
Trustee John Doherty. of Lakin
township, was attending to busi
ness matter and visiting with' his
many friends in the oily Wednes
day and called at this office to'
order the new daily sent to his
address the comina vear.' Mr
Doherty has out over 500 acres
of wheat arid is more than pleased
with the present outlook. He
raised over 9,000 bushels of wheat
Inst vpnr. nnri sove if IKa
prospects continue asgood as they
now are mai nis crop this veax
i- will be even larger.
Auctioneer Joe Sprinker, of El-
linwood, is going to have the diV-
tinction of crying one of the very
largest sales ever held in this part
of the state when he officiates at
the big J. W. Sheehy sale near
Chase next Friday, February 12.
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inciuueu in me usi win ne ovejr
100 head of cattle, many of them
good milk cows and the most of
the balance yearling steers; 20
head oi horses and mules; 20 head
of hogs; about $1,000 worth of
harness, besides a lot of finc.farm
ing machinery, household goods,
hay, overcoats and robes and a
great many other articles. Mr.
Sprinker will be assisted in cry
ing the sale by Auctioneer Hop
kins, of Lyons.

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