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i i Oooster Prices! Not For One Day, But For Weeks. "irn ?L0UR ! JC Something everybody needs. You have paid a high price for it. Now is your chance to get the best flour at a price away below anywhere else in Cherokee coun ty. This flour is the BADEN'S BEST," sold at Cooper's for years, and at this reduced price is going like hot cakes. Come and get a sack or more. 50 cents saved is 50 cents made. We also have many other bargains. 100 Pounds Salt for 50c. We buy in large quantities and can Sell cheaper. We have the goods the finest and largest stock of Groceries, China and Glassware in Baxter. Yours for business, J. I. COOPER'S GROCERY. Tsjors Vindicated. At a meeting of the Cherokee County Democratic Central Com mittee held in Columbus on Fri day of last week to inquire into the rumors that County Attorney Majors was not (loins his duty in the matter of prosecuting violat ors of the prohibitory law, there was a full meeting of the com mittee, about eighty per cent of the members being present, and it was found upon inquiry and re port of each committeeman pres ent that Mr. Majors is doing his full duty. The committeemen from the north part of the coun ty, where it was alledged joints were running, reported that sec tion as being dry, and that the law was being obeyed. Not -a single .committeeman reported anything but law observance fro.-a.his locality, and after a full csi free discussion of the matter thz following resolution was luminously adopted: "T?uzs.ZAS,i- The Democratic ?;r.tra.l Committee of Cherokee czzzij is now convened persuant - f z call of the chairman and .crttary and notice published in tLe -Modern Light to consider s.r::zz2 ether things the carrying c icf the pledges of the demo rrr.l's rlitform by the county ;.;:rs elected by the Democratic X : ;y i,i tbe last campaign, now , , . -t oiveo: That it is the - I tLis meeting that all the : '.!c : county officers are ; f:"t!iful and efficient of I carrying out the .' r ;r'platform. Especi r: f ;r to the county at . L. r'ajors, and being ! n the matter say V.s full duty in f zll the laws ' ' t ry liquor FLOUR ! holding a secret meeting at the office of M. A. Householder when it was charged by resolution that A. L. Majors had been derelict in the performance of his duty in the enforcement of the liquor law and had not been true to the pledges of the party platform. The resolution there adopted and forwarded to the attorney gener al we say was not justified by the facts, was uncalled for and unwarranted." as the committeemen were called upon each one stated that up to January 1, 1909, the law had been flagrantly violated in their sections, but that under Mr. Majors' administration the sa loons had been closed and closed tight and that at this time the law was being rigidly enforced. The committeemen from Scam mon reported Scammon absolute ' 1 t 1 JPL - jjr irec i rum uyen bbioods. i ue committeemen from Weir report ed that town dry, as a chip, as did also the other committeemen from the other towns and town ships. In fact ALL the commit teemen reported the saloons closed, and the law enforcement people feeling satisfied that Mr. Majors is doing his duty and do ing it well. Banner Oats Crop, Hill City, Kan. a A. Raney, a farmer in Gettysburg township, has a crop of oats this year that eclipses anything ever seen in this part of western Kansas. The variety comes from Eng land, it is said, and Mr. Raney secured the seed from Oregon last winter. The straws are as large as a lead pencil and aver age four feet long. The heads are large and well filled with an unusually large berry. Mr. Raney declares th-tl: I ;'';vcr-. Tho Reformation of Garter There was no denying that Carter was a trial to hit mother. Mri. Dibby never had quite become reconciled to the astonishing fact that her son had' grown up a brawny six footer by the time he waa 18. with large hands and a terrific breadth of shoulder. However, Bhe might have endured this had he been neater and more orderly, but life to Mra. Dibby meant a constant trotting around after Carter, picking up things and straight ening the disarray he left In his wake. "If I did not watch him," Mrs. Dibby would mourn, "that boy Just aa likely as not would wear a gray tie with a browu suit, and he never, never brush es his things! Wrinkles in a coat mean less than nothing to him. He la absolutely hopeless In a social sense. He never will get over being awkward and ill at ease In a' parlor and he says hi Is bored to death by parties. All he cares about Is football and baseball and scores. That I should have such a son!" After 18 years of this It was a be wildering shock to Mrs. Dibby one day to find her son standing before his mir ror scowling at his necktie. That he should even take the trouble to look In a glass to tie It was remarkable enough, lut his plain dissatisfaction with the result was epic. "It looks very nice, Carter," said his mother. Carter began taking off the blue tie. "1 think I'll wear the one with the dots," he murmured, half to himself. Mrs. Dibby went downstairs rapidly, and on arriving in a quiet corner sat down abruptly. Carter certainly looked rugged and healthy, bo after ten min utes of wondering she decided that he was not going to be 111. Thereupon she dismissed the matter from her mind. When she found him polishing his shoes the next day, however, she was startled. "Does your bead ache, dear?" she in quired. "Never felt better. Where's dad's shoe brush?" When he came down to dinner that night Carter, probably for the first time in his life, walked down the stairs Said Carter. Instead of arriving with a combination of rush and tumble. His father ex changed glances with his mother as Carter entered the room. "Well!" said Carter's father. "Js. this really you? That's right hold your head up like that all the time and get rid of that habit of ducking which I've spoken to you about so often. What are you getting red over it for?" "Don't tease him," protested Carter's mother. "You look very nice, Carter. I believe you've really got your hair parted straight, too!" Carter grumbled something inar ticulate as he attached his soup. Oc casionally his parents surveyed one another auestloningly. There was a strange atmosphere about Carter. Some or nis irienas nappenea in uai i evening and the young man quite dls- j tagulsbed himself as a host ''He's changing," said his mother, "But I don't understand why. It is certainly queer. It Isn't like Carter!" When the elder Dibby, glancing at his son the next evening from over his paper, caught a remarkable glisten on "Not a Bit, M iIJ J h l There, she's turned her away with 5UgJ , '.tire ESJr if nt ' et" sent her over to Mrs. evidently troubled fU 'n JS2 S ?J . "Mother." he whispered, glaaelna 1 . ffM back in the library to make sure that Uf. Bat yea eaa ewt oi hib son did not hear him. "Carter- ".SJS Carter ha. had hi. nail. WMa'TJ'J Yes truly!" That .ettled It A startling change , had overtaken their son and heir and it was theirs to quesUon why and get no answer out of the mocking atmos- pfcpre, Mrs. Dibby was decidedly wop. ritd. Tf there was only a good reason for It!" she said, as she went to straight en Carter's dressing case and found It in neat and appalling order. "It seems so queer and he sent his other suit to be pressed this morning!" She wiped her eyes and stared out of the window. As she stared her tears dried. y Before her, down on the street came Carter, radiating spotless penectloa as to paro -ana ce--p c"; r i- cnur.tecance as l e t-t Ur, :-- 7 cvt it e t!'.-s '!-'e r-' - ' i r ' " AN ANGEL UNAWARE My Jennie StansHfar Walk In, Miss Snider! It you don't mind I'll ask you to have a seat la the doctor's study. It's fearfully disor dered with papers and broken-dowa chairs and wornout rugs and dnst sev eral Inches deep. Do please excuse my wrapper and curl papers. The paper hangers are putting the finishing touches in the parlors and dining room, and I'm like Noah's dove not a place to rest the sole of my foot. I'm so glad you answered my 'phone message without asking any questions about why I wanted to see you so early. Telephone girls are so gos sipy. My dear, I've got a scoop for you. I certainly believe in helping peo ple who try to help themselves, and you shall have the benefit of a choice news Item. Listen! Mme. Augustine De Oraffenrled, widow of a French am bassador, the author of three popu lar books, and a distinguished lectur er, is to be my guest to-night, and she's been entertained by royalty. She is to lecture before our local Woman's club this evening on "Hospitality and Its Influence on the Home." Now wasn't I aharp to capture this celeb rity for my very own guest? But It was only by my good management that I managed it Our club's corre sponding secretary, Mrs. Liddell, was out of town this week, and Mme. De Oraffenrled's letter waa handed to me to answer, and find out when it suit, ed her convenience to visit our club. She wrote she could be with us either this week or next, and I replied that we must have her at once, and to come on the evening train and be my guest Her answer was a most beau tiful tribute to my hospitality. I know Bhe will dwell on that In her lecture to-night Isn't It fortunate I had Just wheedled the doctor Into having the front rooms. decorated? That tapestry in the par. lor cost a small fortune. I know he will rave and tear his hair when be sees the bills. Tou must take a good look at each room, dear, so you caa describe it in detail In your write-up. Don't fail to mention the artistic ar rangement of this "priceless" tapestry, and the rare articles of bric-a-brac gleaned during my travels. I haven't traveled very much, but that doesn't matter. Say, dear, I would suggest that you give me a little personal boosting. What! Say I was Miss Smith before I was married? No, Indeed! Tou might Incidentally mention that I am the de scendant of one of the oldest families everybody, you know, came from Adam and Just hint, as it were, at my talents and ability, Mention that the doctor Is self- made? Not on your life, Jane Snider! It's hard enough to pull up the social ladder with Just brains and money to back you, and don't you go nndolng the work of years by hinting at this self- made business. I'd Just as soon pub lish in cold print that a styusn gown was homemade, when everybody was thinking It a Worth creation. There comes some sunburned eld Dago up the walk, and I'll wager she's got lace or soap or perfumery or some thing to sell in that handbag, and will torment me to death to buy. Show her in here, Marie, and I'll make her be lieve I'm desperately poor, "GoCd morning, madams. Sorry, can't ask yon to sit down and rest.' hut I'm house cleaning and have no time for entertaining. Tou needn't open your bag or show me samples; I am. too much pinched by hard times, ta buy. Just look at my rickety old fur nlture. and the wornout matUng and ragged curtains. Can't bay anything except what we're obliged to have. Got nothlnc to sell, you say? . Well, If you're a book agent It's all the same. We're too poor to subscribe for a pa per or magazine or buy books. We don't care for reading. But you might call to see the lady across the street gne jTei ( the big white house. Oood v- j W'i patronise you Well, there! I'm rifl of hr, thank goodness! She waaa persistent aftt er all! Mrs. Rand Is tqrnlng h,er toma upside down and Inside, out, getting ready for the reception to-night She's not going to waste time or money Help ing the "poor widow," I can tell you. ' uwuv it "' Tea, sues gone in we tiaynes gate and can I believe my eyes! She has taken off her dusty bonnet end. U Utlni la tha best rocke. What caa that boy mean oy briag- lng that suit case in nerer uavent you made a mistake? What! It Is Mme. De Oraffenrled's? Why. she hasn't arrived yet I'm expecting her on the seven o'clock train this even ing. She wa!ked from the depot and told yon to bring her suit ease here? Caa It be possible! Ton say that is the lay over at Mra, Iltyties' wlrlow? r. rry r tl t3 rr Pnsbyterian Churoh. W. J. N. Robertson, Pastor. The young people are earnestly invited to be at Sunday school at 9:45. Morning service at 11. Union service at 7 p. m. The Union Young Peoples meeting immediately follows. Matbodlst Episcopal Church C. F. Johnson.Pastor. Subject Sunday morning will be: "The Fourth Commandment." Open air service in the evening beginning at 7 o'clock. Pastor Robertson will preach. Notice to Stockholders. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Mission Min ing Co., will be held in the city of Baxter Springs, Kansas, Aug ust 3rd, at ten o'clock a. m. Howald Pemberton, Sec'y. Ltotef Utters Remaining in the poetoffice at Baxter Springs, Kansas, for the week ending with July 21, 1009 which if not called for within two weeks will be sent to the dead letter office at Washington, D. C: Mr J Baldwin Mr Jim Baker Mrs Perry Mr John Stone Martin Fisher Persona calling for any of the nbove letters will please say "Advei tised," giving date list Feed Bastlett, P.M. $10 REWARD For evidence which will convict the party or parties who have been damaging the property of the Bax ter Telephone Company, by break ing glasa insulators or otherwise. B. W. Dow, Manager. Will Columbia of Chetopa was here Tuesday on business. Mrs. S. E. Duncan of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, is here visiting her son, H. M. Duncan. Misses Grace and Harriet Cog lizer of Joplin are guests of the family of Chas. L. Smith. Mrs. R. C. Wear entertained the Carnation Club Tuesday afternoon. The prize was won by Mrs. Thompson. Tuesday's meeting of the club was the last until cooler weather. Tom Lowryof Clifton, Hill, Mo., was here this week visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Morrow. He was accom panied by Leslie Lay of the same place. They were on their way to Texas. The prettiest thing iq the world is not a patched sidewalk, especially in the business dis trict, and we hope the council will condemn a lot of these old patched walks and order recon struction. " The case against the county commissioners, wherein 4. A, Dent is suing for groceries and provisions furnished old soldiers, and for which the commissioners refuse to pay, was called in Jus tice Doty's court yesterday, but as the News was just going to press we can not this week tell what disposition was made of the case. The News has received many words of commendation on ac count of its article relating to the holding of so many so-called societies and churches, to the detrimeni of men who pay an oc-' cupation tax for the privilege to do business in the city. Well, the article was written from a standpoint of fairness, and it pleases us immensely to' find so many people in accord with our views on the subject Not a single' person has taken issue with us on the subject The new walks along the block in which this office is located are surely going to make things look mighty fine. But say, have you noticed the patchwork on some of the walks where the walks have been widened? Isn't it pretty, you of course don't think? Some of the old walks are going to prove to be off of grade when the new walks are at ia, and of course it is gcir.j A . IV. 'l When the Hair Falls Stop It! And why not? Fall int hair is a disease, regular disease; and Ayer's Hair Vigor, as made from our new im proved formula, quickly and completely destroys that dis ease. The hair stops falling out, grows more rapidly, and all dandruff disappears. Dots not change th color of th hair. Ponala wUh ah bottto Show it to your yers Aak hla about It, IhoadoMhOMT The little book in each psckage gives the formula of our new Hair Vifior, telli why each ingredient is used, and ex plains many other interesting thinps. After reading you will know why this ne nsir preparation aocs 11s work u km. 1 lfiflilif itn T r irtrnr 1 11 " Binders and Mowers. The old reliable McCormick binders and mowers at Hood's. Booster Day Donations. Following is a list of those sub scribing to the Booster Day fund for Booster Day, August 7. Cooper & Co., dry goods ..$10.00 Hood Implement Co 10.00 Baxter Nat Bank 10.00 Baxter State Bank 10.00 PolsterBros 10.00 J. A. Dent 5.00 A. J Thompson 2.50 J.W.Grantham 5.00 J. C. Haskett.... 5.00 A. D. C. Harvey 5.00 A. R. Kane 5.00 T. T. McAboy 2.50 FredBartlett 1.00 D. C. Hicks 2.00 A- L.Jones 2.00 M. G. Justice 2.00 Rice & Valliere 0.5Q Geo. W. Sikes '0.50 C. C. Prentice & Co 1.00 Hartley Bros 2.00 3. M. Mitchener 2.00 Walter Sullivan 1.00 Long Bell Co 2.00 Willard Ice 2-00 J. M. Cooper grocery . , , , . 3.00 Williams & Robeson ...... 2-00 Gregory Trading Co. . , , , . 3.00 Baxter Produce Co 2.00 The Maglo Mirror I went one night with my high priced thirst to loaf in the boose bazar, and as I sampled the old red dope I leaned on the hand some bar. My purse was full of the good long green, and my rai ment was smooth and new, and I looked as slick as a cabbage rose that's kissed by the nice wet dew Behind the bottles a mirror stood, as large as your parlor floor, and. I looked and looked in the shining glass, and wondered and looked some more. My own reflection did not appear, but there where it should have been, I saw the form of a cringing bum all crum pled and soaked with gin. His nose was red and his eyes were , dim, unshorn was his swollen face, and I thought it queer such a seedy bo would come to so smooth a place. I turned around for a better look at this effigy of despair, and nearly fell in a little heap, for the effigy wasn't there. The barkeeper laughed, "It's the Magic Glass," he said, with a careless yawn; "it shows a man how he's apt to look years hence when his roll is gone!" Walt Mason. v Repairs For binders and mowers at Hood's. Twine at right prices. Optometrical Eye-Spacialist Optlchn. - All errors cf t'f.' ' " " " ' - - pV it I i I 4 p I 1 J! I c:r,neJ cv.t Li3 crcr v .; r.:;' - : : 1 '