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YOU WILL BUY PRESENTS Fprcibljr blez IIefage 111m la Jail. !n : : : 4 a w m . s What Will It Be? ... .. The kind that will be useful and serviceable or the "kind to be set away in some corner and forgotten. Be up to date and buy the former. Here are some of them. Polishing Outfit, put up in neat boxes. Overgaiters, tan and black. Leggings, boys', girls' and men's, all sizes. Men's and women's fine Hose, a variety of colors. A large assortment of Evening Slippers for boys and girls and men and women. Come and see them. We can please you in style and prices. Soft soles for the baby, a large assortment. Also if you want good shoes that aro made of leather we have them in the Queen Quality Walk Over and Star Brand Shoes Come in and see our line. We will treat you right. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Blue Front Shoe Store OISII & KAUFFMAN, Props. HAPPY CHRISTMAS MORNING I-1 4 vsvAr f HI "l ' 'I V V. ' - r n irimiiiiiii i i ti Mj ?:-?' . l i l A PAIIADE THItOl'GII T11K STREETS Bdizure Occurred While Engllah Vlre-Cuuoiiul Wm Abaeut ItebeU Order 100 Bpan. lanlm to Lev Clljr. Juarez, Merlco, Dec. 12. Ameri cans who arrived from Chllhuahua reported that the rebels, since tbelr occupation of that city, bad entered the British vice-consulate and forci bly seized Luis Terrazas Jr., a son of the wealthy land owner, and, after carrying bim through the streets, placed him In jail. According to the Americans,, the rebels also served notice on one bun dred Spanish residents of Cbllhua hua that they must leave the city within ten hours. The entry of the British consulate and the seizure of Terrazas, who bad gone there for protection after hearing that his life was In danger, are reported to have occurred In the absence of the British vice-consul, Mr. Scobell. It was said that Sco bell, enraged at the action of Gen, Francisco Villa's army, was denied facilities to protest to the British minister at the City of Mexico or to tbe British ambassador at Washing' ton and that he then appealed to the United States consul, Marion Letcher. Tamplco Has Fallen. The City of Mexico, Dec. 12. Tamplco Is doomed, according to pri vate advices which said the city was expected to fall Into rebel hands. As vre near the close of another successful business year and look about us, and again try to estimate the value to us of our great army of Friends and Cus tomers, it would be impossible to cherish anything but GOOD WILL and GRATI TUDE toward all, and especially tlie hundreds of friends and customers of the BIG STOHE who have by your loyal support and splendid patronage made our success jwssible, we wish you all A MEKRV CUBIST-MAS AND VERY PROS PEROUS 1914. t ' You deserve it and it shall be the aim of the BIO STORE to serve you even better during the year to come. Our Gratitude comes from the heart, and we wish to thank you, and extend to you anew, the invitation to makes this store your home during the year 1914." mm hoosin Now while you are still looking for u seful and serviceable Christmas Gifts and for the remaining days of this year,we wish to remind you of our Gift Chosing and Stock Reduction Sale that has been in full blast during. the past week. Many new lines and novelties come to us each day by mail and express and are loaded on our tables. , lav 4 3 ARREST 3 TEACHERS IX IOLA WHIPPING CASE Stock IGducin AT THE AFTER CHRISTMAS PRICE EVERY ITEM, GARMENT AND YARD of winter goods and seasonable merchandise to bear, the after Christmas price. . Visit the Grocery Section for Christmas Candies, Fruits, Nuts and Holly Branches. Get your Silverware and beautiful table pieces in pur Hardware Department Iola, Dec. 16. T. E. Osborn. su perintendent; Miss Susie Austin and Miss Rose Corns, teachers of the Gas City public schools, were ar rested by Ed. J. Dunfee, under sheriff, charged with assault and battery upon Ray Miller. The ar-i rest of, the superintendent and the teachers is the latest development In the trouble that grew out of the whipping of young Miller by Miss Austin with a piece of gas hose. District Judge Foust fired the bonds for the teachers at 11300, which they gave and were released; The trial was set for January 13. A JOKE, OR IS SEWARD GIRL HEIRESS TO $2O00t The a nil pniir nnran n niTii.RAA U MBI I'. Hi I', I I v-m fU H 41 111 HI L H "I I mm THE BIG STORE SONG TO CAUSE fOURTMARTIAL President WUacn Orders Investiga- tio of Carabo Dinner. SATIBE OK FHILIWIJIE POLICY v.. . Seward,. Dec. 15. Either some one is playing a big Joke on Miss Ethel Muntz, one of the well known young ladies of this community, or she is one of the luckiest girls In this section of the state. A postal careV dated at Great BeJhd, aid mailed from Seward to the St. John News, is published fn that paper this week and contains the fnfor triune tbnt ltTTm Mimt i to hn Damn, dam, damn the Insurrectos, made heiress to a fortune of some Crosa eyes, kaltlack, ladrones, Army and Naiy .Officers Who Served , lm Islanda Compoae Club City of WashlngtoA Is Amazed. 20,000 as the result of the bravery she displayed fn pulling a child from lit front of an automobile re cently. . The fortune Is to come from COL O. Grant of Denver, accord ing to the card. Underneath the starry flag. Civilize 'em -with a Krag, And return us to our beloved homes -The song of the Military Order ot the Carabaos HO (SlraS The Officers and Directors of The Citizen's Bank of Abilene, Kansas Extend to you their 29th Holiday Greeting, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. On the strength of our statement we offer our services. RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. $281,438.82 Bank Building 10,000.00 Furniture and Fixtures 1,000.00 Warrants 25,124.75 Bonds $27,500.00 CfisTi flud Sight Exchange . .112,547.90 140,047.90 $457,611.47 I LIABILITIES Capital Stock .....$ 50,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits 33,735.10 Deposits . 373,876.37 $457,611.47 Washington. Dec. 16. President Wilson has ordered an investigation by the war and navy departments of the satires on (the administra tion's Philippine policy which lea tured the annual banauet last Thursday of the Order of Carabao an organization of army and navy officers who served in the islands President : Wilson suggested to Sec retaries Garrison asd Daniels rep rimands for those responsible. Washington, Dec. 16. President Wilson's order for an investigation of the dinner of the Carabao society last Thursday night may lead - to court martial'. Army and navy officers were amazed when the order bf the pres ident was made public. It was di3 cussed at the Army and Navy club and wherever army and navy men xathered. Not an officer of either branch of the service would make any comment on the action of the president. but it was clear that it had caused much anxiety for mem bers of the Carabao society. Your deposits. are further secured by the STATE GUARANTY LAW. We have no loans to officers, directors or stockholders. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS M H. MALOTT. President A. W. RICE, Vice President J. E. JOHNTZ, Cashier. G. W. HURD II. W. ROHRER, Asst. Cashier. W. B. GILES if ASK AID OR STATE AND C. 8. TO IRRIGATE Goodland, Dec. 12. After pledg ing themselves to renewed personal efforts in their plan to make west ern. Kansas the garden spot of the middle west, ' the delegates to! the Kansas' state Irrigation pongress re solved to ask as their deserved right. state and federal aid commensurate with the cause. . i -'i ' "Western Kansas has made magnificent fight," said W. T; Feder, secretary of the Kansas state utility commission. , X-:". '- "You havte bravely; met yoiur dark days and .paid every loan;, kale' and federal. . Here is a land ' of unsur passed riches, smoothed out by the hand of the Almighty for easy irri gation, and right below it is the water, which If lifted and put on the land will virtually make this section blossom as the-' rose. You need, and ought to have, a million dollars or more from the state to start the work and then perhaps you can get federal aid." ..gro shot when1 he tried to hoard train Lawrence, Dec. 16. Efforts to obtain a ride on west bound Rock Island passenger train No. 39 led to the death of Jack Walker and the wounding of Ibis companion, Walter Peterson. The shooting occurred when the two young colored men attempted to board the train. The, crew offer ed resistance and a clash between the negroes and the trainmen en sued in which the train crew was about to . be overpowered. Officer Ed. .McKIssack of the Lawrence po lice forlje arrived Just as the battle had assumed, serious .proportions. The train broceded WrtRtward but' the . gun buttle. koBl.-nBvitinpfgHt buuib were meu uy lue negruBr suu two; by the officer.' ' ' ."" . ,' MAKE RURAL SANITARY V survey: OP A COUNTY of the farm . communities were even' worse than those in the cities. ' Topeka, Dec. 12. -A, rural sani- , tary survey of some county in Kan-t( saa will be made in the next few. months. The state board pf health ' yesterday authorized Dn 8. J. Cru'm bine to make the survey. He will be assfsted by the university and the state agricultural college, as were the eastern experts making the' so cial survey of Topeka. ' - Some central Kansas county will be selected,, one that is regarded as typical, according to the plan put up yesterday to the board by Doctor ' Crumbine. The name of the county is not to be made public before the survey is started; the survey Is to be of conditions as they are. A re cent survey of five counties in Ind iana showed that conditions in some 44 Christmases have come and gone since we first started in business and again we wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, and we also wish to thank our friends for the patronage dur ing the year. We will try to be the same in the future as we have in the past. W. H. EICHOLTZ CO.