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'Aoction:2r Public Sale a Specialty Mafarsaee: f Any bank of I Abllea, Kumi Phones: J. Brewa 1 or . Acn Mutual Addrsas: Abllena, Kansas. .Date book at Mlnick A. Taylor hardware etpre, Abilsne. ' That Drilled Well Ton want. Get a Dempiter drill, the drill that drill. First 100 feet at 50c per foot Second 100 feet at 75c per tf, Tt.llllnv rnrV Rft TPT foot ddl- Al ll.UQ .w... - tional. ' Deeper at came Increase in price. Write. PE phone. Gnaimai iiU. HARRY A. HUFF Chapman, Kansas JOHNSON. Wheat la growiiig fine. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Mize visited -with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nefeler last Sunday. Leland Crowe 1b on the sick list. Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Asber re- ttiniRd from Missouri. Ethel Freeman and Ruth Clark TClll (V uu.vo-v. eon Sunday school to attend the Sun der school convention at Herington, hi .j. AaiairatM from tne Jonn- Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Woolverton visited relatives la Ahilene Saturday nd Sunday. Several from the Johnson school took the county examination In adi lene Friday and Saturday. BUCKEYE. Arthur Simmers who lived in this vicinity for years but now of Kla math Falls, Oregon, was kicked by a horse and his skull was iracrorea March list. Rm Bebermeyer shell cem tor wvt Monday morning and snelled corn and eawed wood for H. M. Po land Monday afternoon. Tuesday he sawed wood for Roy wsmsier u hn at E. E. Stone's. Farmer are very busy getting in a tills nice weather. 1 Ethel Haynes came bwme Friday evening from Abilene where she has been attending high school and was taken down with measles. Mr. and Mrs. Vern Eye too din ner with his parent on Sunday and called en E. Hoyt's in the evening. 1 J. W. Rumold returned Saturday from a triD to Texas and was wen pleased with things down there. Be was at Fort Stockton. DETROIT. Mr. C. F. Klamm returned home Monday from Junction City Mrs. I. Drayer and little eon left for Denver Saturday:. Mrs. J. Nichols is here from Acme visiting relatives for a few days. Mr. Neeley Jr., lMng southwest of here, had quite a fright one even ing last week. He wa driving near Enterprise when an auto hit his rig throwing out the occupants, and completely wrecking the buggy. Mr. F. Dennteon has a new nlano. Word was received by Mrs. Mun m,11 that her sister received injuries by a falling wan in the Omaha tor nado and. their home was wrecaeu. Mrs. S. Kelley and Mrs. Will Fletcher of Abilene were in town Sunday. HOPE. rtaa Leta Strine returned from Chicago where she attended busi ness college. Verne Hull came up from Wich hnainess. Wm. Hlnkle and two children left for a visit In Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Sheets spent Sunday at Harry Lay s. Mrs. Avery Ohmart and little son left Friday for Illinois, having been called there to attena mo of her father, Mr. Vansll. The "Masonic Ring" given in the auditorium by the Junior class of the Enterprise high school Friday night was largely attended. The Pleasant Valley and Maple RniM schools closed Friday. Mr. and Mr. E. M. Reed of Hag- erman. N. M., arrived in Hope Mon day, having been called here on ac count of the sickness of their daugb t . Mrs. Nlncehelser. Miss Gladys Hawley. went to Kan- . taa Clty to visit reiuT . A number faom here attended the . play given at Navarre Saturday even ' lag. . . ' U J ; .' DONEGAL . . A. D. Martin was up from Hope buying cattle the fore part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Kimeriy or wis place but now of Beatrice, Neb., were here visiting friends. Gertrude Engle and Mabel Horr- man of A. H. S. spent Sunday at home. Miss Edna Lynn closed a success ful term of school at Oread Thurs day. A program was given and after the program the sqhooi presenteu her with a handsome Jeyel case. H. H. Lenhert spent Sunday in Holland. Mrs. Poland and family visited Earl Hoffman's Sunday. Mr J. Q. Engle spent several days In Navarre caring for her mo ther, Mrs. Brubaker, who has been 111. , . ... F. J. Rumold' Sundayed at J. Engle's. A. L. Shank' were snopping in Abilene Saturday. H. E. Bennlng of Elmo was in this vicinity Monday. Mrs. Geo. Hines had a quilting Dee Wednesday and Invited Jbe feuBy. wo men bf thW vicinity. H. E. Stauffer of Hutchinson via lted his son Eugene last week. J. W. Pryor of Abilene was in the vicinity Saturday. Wm. Scheufele made a DusinesB trip to Abilene Thursday. PEARL. The Miller school, located three mtipa west of Pearl, was the scene of a big dinner, program and several rimes of basket ball last Friday, aii the visitors present enjoyed the mu sical program and the children are now ready for their vacations. several from thto neignoornoou attended the Bervice of song in the German M. E. church at WooaDine Sunday evening. The church was ii mixA tn hoar the solos and hallelujah chorus Bang by the choir Andy Walker, the assesor oi wa- varre. was in this part of the town- hlo on buBinees last wee. Alvah Green, the numoroua rifier. auDeared In the hall at Navarre Wednesday evening in the last number of the lecture course ,d he aave one of the oean eau Hm.ai lectures that tnei coumr, mmus. His message was writable for the old folks as well as the young er generation. The Sunday school was Better at tended last Sunday and s it was review of lessons of the sirst quar ter we hope much good was gained from tbesn. Next Sunday's lesson will be about Jacob and Eseu, Gen. 27:22-34. Let everyone -study how Esau soM his birthright for a messi of pottage. Preaching jmmeaiateiy after Sunday school byTlev. Edwards nf rhnnmfln. The tm-county convention at Her ington wail be well attended by peo ple from this section. Several of the young men of this virfntv -were sowing u " We are mot sure whether It was tame or wild oats but as the weather .. hnna it Was was rawer . uhj the former white variety. Ruts brothers attended the home talent play for the benefit of the Kavarre band Saturday evening. Miss Elteabeth Lenteert 01 -wfi. t the Jacob ILongnecker home Sunday afternoon. WOODBINE. Mrs. Emma Larson of Jtevarre is visiting her parents, Mr. ana Mrs. ctariroi. this weelc. . Charley Brehm who has the meat market is building an ice nouse. Lillie Garrett came home from aniin Mmidav where she spent aev- eral days with her brother, G. A. Middleton. Ida and Will Steekel are home from the Emporia senool. Jess Reddy. George Koepke, Artie fr.n,..n and Clarence iKauffman V uiAiuMu left Monday for Denver. . wroVi Moore and wife and daugh ter, Zella. were shopping in Abilene Monday. . Otto Heller of .Hope spent Sunday It At A Mrs C. B. Gemeny. the Woodbine milliner, went to Kansas City Mon day. Mary Trxaskeweky is visiting her sister, Mrs. Grace Fecht. Dr. Makins of Abilene waa here Saturday on business. Miss Emma Fengel went to Dule van Friday where ahe baa taken a position as clerk in atore there. Sophia Blume of near Herington made her sister. Mrs. Lou Shank, a short visit last week. Charley Mitsch returned from Liberty Monday. Mrs. Mltach and the little boys will stay a while long- MUs Katherine Frisk who teaches school at Enterprise Sundayed at Woodbine. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt and Miss Louise were shopping in Herington Friday. ' ... TURKEY CREEK. Miss Daisy. Cooper is visiting with Mr. Scott's In Abilene. ' Miss Gertrude Scnuets of Hum boldt, Neb., to a guest at Boyd Neme chek'a. Mr. Cooper's were transacting business In Abilene Saturday. Misses Lena Byers and Ella 01 sen vteited on Friday and Saturday with P. M. Nemechek'a while In Abi lene for the examinations. Miss Leola Lay returned on Wed nesday to her work at the D. C H. S. after having entertained the measles the past two weeks. All who were present enjoyed the dinner and closing day exercises at Eureka on Wednesday last Miss Hedwig Schmuti returned to her home in Abilene Saturday. Misses Ida Houlton, Anna and Edna Grice and Minnie, Isabelle, Pearl and Edna Alvord of the Abi lene schools enjoyed a Saturday Sunday visit at their homes. Little Roscoe Tullis of Abilene is spending the week with his grand parents, Mr. end Mrs. Paul. Boyd Nemechek and wife weref guests of relatives in Abilene eua- Miss Ida Houlton has the measiea. Miss Emma Hansen Sundayed at J. C. Smlth'a Mrs. Grice was on the sick list the latter part of the week. Mrs. Berton Lay spent Sunday evening with Mr. Nemecneks in Abilene. Chas. Anderson's- autoed to Abi lene in their new oar Saturday. A number from the Garfield ana Eureka schools took the examination at Navarre Friday and Saturday. The farmers are busy sowing oats. Farminaton school will close on FrMav. As UBual, Mr. Amos Engle has planned an enjoyable day ior ii A dinner will be given at noon by the friends and patrons of the school and an afternoon program by the nunils.. In the evening tnero will be a play and pie social. NATIONAL HOTEL, nA Planar 20B. liwtf uwvv u - MOONLIGHT. Rev. J. M. Sheets preached Zlon Sunday. at kon of Abflene la the vicinity lookimg after business Interests. ' TJenterdale school closes Friday. . Moonlight school closes Friday. mm. J. B. Eagle and Mrs. A. M. Engle called at Melvtn Crawford's Potato planting time ta here and nil the folks are busy. Tkfargaret McFerren spent Sunday at -R J. Reel's. Missee Frances Burkbnlder and nohrhi GrHl spent Wrlday and Saturday in Chapman. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Moyer, a tfairsfbter. J. C. Crum was called to Color ado last week to see nls brother Ed, who is very poorly. A large nustfber from this vicinity r.r in Abilene Saturday to attena market day and take advantage of tire market day bargains. e LANKY DISTRICT. Mildred Ramsey spent last week at. home. Mrs. Dell Luke and little daugh ter are visiting this wee with G H. fTheney'e. Calvin Saylor to working for J. L. nn, UArhrt Rombereer for n uibm; t r.has. Mast. Mr. and Mrs. Rice spent Sunday with D. M. Swisher's. Blaine Foster and family visited Sunday with John Britt's. The farmers are putting in their oats as fast as the weather permits S. A. Romberger and family spent Sunday with Verl McCoy and wife. L. W. McGinnis did some carpen ter work in Tslmage last week. Miss Anna' Blagg of Navarre visit ed several days of this week wltb her parents In thto vicinity. Mr. Copeland is on the sick list. The Misses Coffenberger spent a.... with thatr sister. Mrs. In- uuuub; " galto. Newspaper For Sale. For sale, a print shop at Long ford, Kansas, or might lease. Frank E. Pattee, Longford, Kan. 13wtf gHTFCTNQ SOIL Real Estate Transfers Reported by 3. E. Keel. Abstractor. J. H. Vanlue et ux to A. B. White a lot 35, N. 7th St., S. A A. add Abilene, $1000. Henry Eckel et ux to Christ F. Bin der se 34-12-1 $16,000. Sarah E. Kapp et al to Wm. T. Kapp und tot in ae 3 $-12-2, $7350. Maria Brown to Elizabeth S. Steele, e 4 ft lot 19, blk 19, E . A. T. Co. add Abilene. $20. Sarah Kapp to Wm. T. Kapp w w M 21-12-3, $3845.62. , niTKlKKKa MEN HELD AN IMPORTANT SESSION, I Making ArTangeoienta for Band Con- certa For Summer. The band concert for the-com ing summer was one of the Ques tions before the business men in their monthly session last night. C. E. Shadinger, representing the band, was before the meeting to make ar rangements for its support and a general discussion ended in the ap pointing of a committee of Business men to draw up a contract for the services of the band. Joseph Baler, Allen Mourer and Tom Robinson were in from Elmo asking better connections with the Brown telephone company for serv ice Into Abilene and a committee was appointed to handle this mat ter. George Roemer, Will Sterl, W. H. Broughton, J. T. Nlcolay and Harry Taylor were given the responsibili ties of arranging for the banquet which is to be given for the traveling men in April. The association ex pect to make this banquet a real booster for the city with the travel ing men who make this territory. The next market Bay wai eei ior April 26 and the fee for selllnf household and small articles was raised to 2 per cent in an attempt to put a stop to speculation tbrougn the market day sales. Stock, ma chinery and the like will be listed for the usual 1 per cent. GOSSIP OF SOCDETY. Thomas Watte and Miss Mary E. Avres of Talmage were married at 1 .'KinKk hia aftih-noon at me Presbyterian parsonage. Both of the young people are from well to do homes and are Veil known in the northern part of the county. CHAPMAN PIONEER HAS PASSED AWAY, John C. Sparks, 85 years old la dead at his home in Chapman. He was born in Songford, Ireland, In 1828 and came to America In 1836 He married Elisabeth Tremaine In 1853. came to Kansas In 1878, ana settled, in Chapman In 1884, where he lived until his death. His wue and tour children, John C. Sparks. Jr., who lives on the Kansas side; Miss Martha E. Sparks, Chapman; the Rev. Edwin E. Sparks, St. Joe. Mo., and Jamea W. Sparks, water- town, N. T., survive. Seed Potatoes Vor Sale. Twte Banner variety for mulching, Price 11.25 ner bushel in lots of 3 bushels or over. Less than 3 bush- 81.40. F. L. BlaesI, Abilene, hon 10. SampteB may be seen at Roemer's grocery window, AM- lene. lt ftfea. Crooks Is Dead. Mm. Crooks, mother of C. S, Crooks, died yesterday at Hutchin son and will be bnried Thursday at Solomon. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church at i n'rlock. Rev. Dr. Blarney officiating and burial will be made in the Solo mon cemetery. Mrs. Crooks waa ior many years a resident of Solomon, Brine: Us Your Eggs. We will pay you market price in trade for anything in our store on hardware, furniture, carpets, rugs, linoleum, vehicles and farm machin ery SHOCKET & LANDES. Rev. W. H. Schrock will preacn .t th St. James church Sunday af ternoon at 2:30, and will also con - ton service. An U U"1- V offering for Missions will be- taken After the service It is purposed to organize a Sunday school. 'All wno are interested are urged to be pres ent Don't forget the salad bowl spec ial sale at the Racket next Saturday 2d3twlt The O. L. Moore residence on Mnrth Buckeye can be bought if taken soon at a very low price. See a vtr wn,nn at Reflector. tf a. ... i w Hair dressing, switches, puffs and watch guards made from combings; prices reasonable. Combings bought. Phone 6038. Mrs. W. W. Boyor. 10dlmo-eod-w AN APRIL 1 JOKE BACK FIRED. Students Who Took Out Chairs Are Forced to Stand Up. Springfield Mo., April 2. Stu dents of Drury college were victims of their own April 1 prank yester day morning. The college authorities forced open the doors of the class rooms, the locks of which had been filled with putty. They heard reci tations and delivered lecturee while the student stood. Monday night students carried the chairs and reci tation benches to the athletic field and locked them beneath the grand stand. j , t- 18 pounds Sugar 18 pounds choice Navy Beans 18 pounds choice Jap Rice All hinds choice Dried Fruits prices. Top prices paid for produce in cash or trade. ENOCH'S GASH STORE DONT FORGET TO REGISTER. Gas Election Will Be Held in Two Week. The time is here again when the "Don't forget to register" is the order of the day. The gas election has been called for April 17 and at this time there are only 874 eligible voters in. the city. The great ma jority the women and many or the men are ineligible to vote at the gas election because they failed to vote at the city election yester day. The law states very piamiy that falling to vote at one election makes registration absolutely neces sary, for eligibility to vote at the next.- The registration books are open until 10 o'clock each night this week when they close until auer the gas election. If you want to vote for gas and you dldn t vote yesterday the best thing you can do is to register at once. Three Sunday School Event. The Herington Convention Indl cations point to an unusually large and interesting session of the tn county convention at Herington Fri dav and Saturday of this week. The assured presence of fraternal aeie- gates from Marion and Morris coun ties. alBo the promised series oi iec tures by Dr. H. M. Hamlll or wasn villa. Tenn.. have served to arouse ooDular interest. Persons who have not yet received copies or tne pro aram may call on G. W. Yenser, the county president, or at the state Sun day school office. The Brethren in Christ Confer ence Erroneous impressions have prevailed both as to the day for the River Brethren Sunday school con ference and Its character. It to the regular annual meeting for the churches of the state but is open to all. It Is being held today. Vis itors are especially Invited for the address of Dr. Hamill at 8:15 to nlKbt. And at Wichita The date is May , 7, 8. But more of that later. For Sale. White Plymouth Rock eggs for hatnhfnr. Also baby chicks. Mrs. C. H. Howland, Brown phone 1260 R. F. D. 4, Abilene, Kansas. vW8tldl6t Announcement. 'Rev. T. F. Stauffer of Emporia will preach at the Grace Reformed church Sunday. April 6, morning and evening. It will be remembered , that Rev. Stauffer built the Re formed church In Abilene and was its first pastor. An invitation is given to all members and friends of the congregation to be present on that date to hear our esteemed for mer pastor. Mrs. Kelley Dead. Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly died this morning at the home of her daugh ter, Mre. 8. H. Paul, 421 N. Spruce She waa 73 years of age. The re mains will probably be sent to her old home in Leavenworth county. LOCAL MARKETS (Grain markets corrected every Thursday morning by Abilen Mill ing Co.) Corn 60c Wheat f 780 (Market corrected weekly by J. O. Norman, Abilene. Hog -8-60 The Pioneer Produce Co. pay the following: Hens lie -7c .5 Toung roosters Old Roosters Butter Eggs - 26c 14C Better Market. Kansas City Creamery 11; firsts 2J-30C SlttO AY $1.00 1.00 1.00 at right A NEW OMATIA TX SLT MONTHS. Business Men Say They Will Make. Short Work -of Wreckage. nmaha. Anril 1. A committee of Omaha business men, in whose hands the work of restoring the city rrom the effects of the tornado has been placed, today promised that within six months the devastates owwwt, would be rebuilt. Contributions from all cities are being received gratefully and are distributed w those in need. The following statistics compnea by the commercial club were an nounced as authentic: The known dead in Omana ana immediate suburbs totals 136, the injured numbers 402, while many sustained minor bruises; seventeen hundred homes were destroyea or wrecked. NEBRASKA PASSES UP BIG FATB State Will Not Participate in San Francisco Exposition. Lincoln. Neb., April 1. That Ne braska will not participate in the San Francisco exposition was made certain today when he house of representatives refused to consider the bill for an appropriation of $150,000 for that purpose. DAYTON MAY ASlt BIG U. S. LOAN A Sum of 40 Million Dollars May Be. Borrowed. )J Dayton, O., April 2. "Dayton i facing one of the grave problem and we want the world to know we. need money ana iooa ior oui bm.v.. en people." said John H. Patterson, president of the relief committed. IfJUct BUQi w aw of sections of Dayton that were swept by the flood last week. In speaking of a tentative plan to ask the federal government for a loan of from 20 million to 40 mil lion dollars to be used in reconstruc tion work, Mr. Patterson said i "At a meeting of bankers and of ficials of the building associations last night, it was decided to appeal for federal aid. The banke and building associations have 60 mil lion dollars in assets they will put up as collateral. It may be deemed advisable to ask the government to give us some financial assistance. We feel that the disaster is an emer gency which would Justify extraor dinary action on the part of con . j A tt a pnriirniin i rum o tvu gress." Four bodies were taken from the a tnAov hrtnfflnsr the total UeVU. VVURf v . o o number of bodies recovered up to 129, according to the coroner's esti mate. TO PRINT NEW KANSAS TEXTS. But School Books Won't Be in Use Until 1014. Topeka, April 2. The Kansas state textbook commission, at Its meeting today, decided to begin the publication at once of the following school textbooks to be used in Kan sas with the beginning of the school year in September, 1914: A Kan sas history, a treatise on agriculture, a primer, a complete course of clas sics for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade of the common scbooL The (contracts for the geberal books used in the Kansas common school at the present time doe not expire for four years. But the book in the list will be printed at once. No state published book will be available for use before the school year beginning in September, 1914. Concordia Vote Heavy and Close. Concordia. April 2. Concordia polled the heaviest vote ever cat yesterday and elected W. T. Short mayor by a close margin of nineteen vote. The total Tote cast waa 1505. . .