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MEW if, 51 v 1 m.i i "yWLyME xxvii. BAXTER SPRINGS. CHEROKEE COUNTY. KANSAS, DECEMBER 31, 1908. NUMBER 52. i Goto DENTS CASH enocERV for your Groceries and all kinds of Eatables. Food for Man or Beast. Deliveries made early and late, and courteous treatment assured. We want your butter, -eggs and other produce. O. H. FBAZEE, Staple and Fancy Groceries. Flour and Feed, Dr. M. I. Nichols, ! Dental Surgeon, Upstairs in Opperman Building. Latest appliances used in the practice o( i- dental surgery. We Are Headquarters for l Punch brand coffee 1 Full cream cheese ! Olives in bulk, New mackerel, Rockwood chocolate f Rockwood cocoa,' Codfish California evaporated fruits , ; Log Cabin maple and cane syrup r Punch brand pancake flour Pure buckwheat flour ,! Gallon cans apricots r Gallon cans blackberries '5 Relishes, imported sardines, Olive oil, preserves, jams i' N. 0. syrup, catsups, baked jbeans,.cashed fruits and vegetables A Fletcher's candies t-Exclusive sale of GALENA iJread. : . ,Fresh lettuce every Thursday. M. L; law " the Pure-Food - grocerman; . P - Mrs.C A. Black and daugh- iers. Miss Margarei ana xwrnia, of Fort Scott are . visiting rela tives and friends in this city. Mrs. Black is a sister of Mrs. B. - Y.Pattom. To the Merobant, Mr. Merchant, do you realise that now is the very time to go after business? You are coins: to invoice in a few days, that is, you are coiner to begin to take stock and find out bow much you have made the past year. You know that you would like to re duce your stock, so as to have more room for the new stock you will have on hand before lone for the spring trade. Most mer chants make a great mistake in advtrtisinir. Thev wait until business is good and then they rush to the newspaper office and have a bic advertisement put in the paper. What they ought to do is to oush business "Wnen it needs pushing not when they al ready have a bier trade. And now is the time to push business. You have some things in stock which you would like to close out, and now is the time to do it. If you feel that you have not the energy or words at your command to write an attractive adv. just tell your troubles to the News man, and he will get you up. an adv. which will be read and some attention paid to. That is a part of our business that goes with the newspaper business. Just think this over let it soak in, and see if we are not right. Now is the time to go after busi ness. Don't let your store be neglected by the purchasing pub lic Advertise. Do it now. Steele Sproull is home from school to spend the holidays. Frank Perkins, ir.. is home to spend the holidays with his parents. E. C. Gates was down from Fort Scott the latter part of last week on legal business. Ira C. Perkins, formerly oft this citr. is mentioned as a prob-1 a Die candidate lor inc ouitc vi mayor of Galena. Arthur Hackwood is home from Rolla, Mo., where he is attend ing school, to spend the holidays with his parents. E. B. Morgan, the present county attorney, will have an of-j nee in me new duuuihk iu uc erected by the Baxter State Bank in this city. Joe Willard, architect, is mak ing the plans and specifications for the new building to be built . by the Baxter State Bank. This, fact alone insures a nice building. . rirmtrtr TCorpra' tnrlrPV fihortt nn ! Spring river east of town was a success and many a family had ; turkey, goose or duck because of the prowess of some member of the household. I The county treasurer's office was a busy place last week. People are getting more and morej in the habit of paying their taxes all in a lump and getting the ad vantage of the rebate. The News iob department will, in a few days, receive a big j hinmtnt of the verv latest faces' of type, and will, otherwise im-J prove. The News job depart ment keeps abreast of the times. In the supreme court last week the cities of Scammon and Mineral, through their attorney Al F. Williams, agreed to plead guilty in the ouster suit brought against them. Thus far Attorney General Jackson has won in all such suits. ty companies are going to move i into the room next south of Cook's grocery store, and J. W. Gran tham is going to move into the room just north of the Baxter National Bank which was occu pied by the Gregory Trading Company, which is going to spread out Aug. Rehm is putting in a five- cent theatre in his building at the corner of Sheridan and Mill tary streets. Mrs; P. J. Pfenning of Joplin attended the joint installation of the Eastern Star and Masonic lodges in this city Wednesday night. ,' Mrs. Herbert Kelley, of New York City, is here visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs T.J. Morrow. She will remain some time. The Christmas entertainments at the various churches were quite well attended and several hundred youngsters were made happy. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D. Allen went to Sedgwick City, Kansas, to spend the holidays with rela tives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Allen used to live at Sedgwick City. W. A. Windham's horse ran away Sunday and Mr. and Mrs. Windham and their baby were thrown from the buggy. The injuries received by them were slight, but the buggy was dam aged somewhat. L. L. Winters returned last Wednesday evening from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he went in re sponse to a message a couple of weeks ago announcing the illnecs of his son, Fred. The boy came home with him Wednesday. Mrs. Amanda Garrett spent Christmas in Joplin with Mrs. P. J. Pfenning. Mrs. Garrett will leave in a few days for an extended visit with relatives in Iowa and Illinois. She will prob ably be gone all winter. Our Blue Mound items arrived too late to be used last week, on acconnt of the early publication of the News. Hereafter the News will appear at the regular time and we hope the Blue Mound items will continue to arrive. Christmas this year was just exactly like the Christmas of 1885. On that day it was very warm. How do you remember it? Why, we took a horseback ride that day with our best girl. Went down to Pine Bluff, the Devil's Promenade and other pic turesque points. Funny bow a fellow will remember such things, isn't it? Yes, we got the girl. She is keeping house for us now. Frank Hartley had the misfor tune to have a nice mule shot a short time ago. The shot was evidently fired by some hunter, who was a little too smart The wound was made by a 22-calibre bullet, and is in one shoulder. Frank thinks the animal will die. The culprit should be apprehen ded, and not only be made to pay for the mule, but taught a lesson he will not soon forget Mayor W. S. Norton has pur chased Reunion Park from Geo. Theis, Jr., of Western Kansas. The record of transfer of owner ship being made on Monday the 21st, and the amount stated as $4,100. It is Mr. Norton's inten tion to still permit the old settlesr to use the park for reunion pur poses for the present at least Later on, unless it is purchased by the city or the association, it is' possible it may be cut up into building lots and sold. Had not Mr. Norton bought the park now it would probably have been pur chased by some one else who would have cut it up into lots at once. Columbus Modern Light GREETINGS! We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. We will be in our new location, first door north of The Baxter National Bank, about January 4th. J. W. GRANTHAM. TO THE Business Community We extend the accommodations of a strong and well equipped bank THE BAXTER NATIONAL'. BANK Baxter Springs, Kansas Start The New Year Right! DON'T Svw BUT if you must, come and see us. DOTt'T CARRY LARGE SUMS OF MONEY, But if you must, do so only until you can see us. We combine absolute safety with satisfactory service; Give particular attention to the business of farmers. Invite new accounts and new business upon our own merits for strength and superior facilities. A strong bank can afford liberal treatment to its patrons. Our past policies and our ample resources are our guarantee - for the future. WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS, THE BAXTER STATE BANK, Baxter Springs Kansas, Very Popular Feature. The beautiful and durable 8 inch shears being given to the subscribers of the News are prov ing very popular. Many ladies declare them to be the best they have ever used. New subscribers are being added to our list, and old ones are renewing. The premium for either a new or old subscribes is a pair of the shears. Wchave a big supply and will get more if these run out These shears could not be bought at re tail for less than 75c per pair. Parties at a distance are asked to remit 5c extra with their sub scription to cover postage. 20 Agents are Wanted to sell a popular and necessary household article. Call on S. W. Campbell at Campbell's drug store. Here is & chance to make some big and easy money. very quickly.