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STATS' FH3T0EICAL SOCXETT r''JLARCrjTi, Official Paper V CI J circulate: OP ?;;,t::3'. 4v ccurrrr ' :' MEM3ZR ASSOCIATED PRESS GREATEST NEWS GATHERING ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD r voi xxxx iMJU, KANSAS, TBTJRSBAY . IfeWMfBMI. THURSDAY, DIOO. 28, 1922 Nov. X, -V- AH rJJ I lis i v. x Had Brief Career as a Car Thief . ' Paul Baker, eon of Bobert Bek or, parked hie Bnick roadster out Of the Reflector omoe weaneeaay evening. About 9 o'clock be dls eoTered that U waa :. cone and Ktcht . Marshal Dedertck went on ' a aearch tor clews. ..He found one that told him that Sidney Wells, aiTonn man -about town, bad atoien It, taken It to a garage on Enst Sixth street and locked it up, Intending1 to repaint It and get out of town, Incidentally, marrying a girl with whom he was Infatuated. " The story came from a. young man who said that Wells had proposed the plan to him In the- afternoon. Marshal pederlck went to the nnn and found the, oar; he ar- , rested Wells who had gone to bed 5 and the youth . who confessed to k. tkaft la In thai mnnt 4il J fcatw mm 0 m ,' Wells was on parole from the State Reformatory where he was sent from Saline county, for car tboft and will bo returned to the iMtitotion.-;;;,..,;.:;: --'- v ! Death of c eberh ardt ' Pfcwear Kansas Man Passed Away ,-. '- k. U sauna .. 1 a Eberhsrdt, 81. Teteran of the Olvll war and pioneer Sallna cltU sen, died at' 2:40 o'clock Tuesday morning after a long illness. He moved to Leavenworth in 1865 and came to Sallna In 1807, being identified with most of the larger ' early Industries there. rive sons and three daughters survive, among them -Charles Bberhardt of the United States ' eonsular srevice; Frank and Fred, ' former. state ; bicycle and tennis champions, and ' John, widely known over the country as a musi cian and for his poems of child hood. r: Not only was he identified with the beginnings of his home town, Sallna, but he waa also a member of the original townslte company of McPherson; and helped to start a number of smaller towns in this vicinity. When be made his pre liminary trip- to , Sallna, . leaving his little family at Leavenworth, be rode from Ablene on horseback, so little had transportation pro gress been made. Ho was influ ential in. securing eastern capital for railroad facilities at ? Sallna, and made a number -of trips east with this object la view. In the .; eeoft&d year of his residence, he was foremost -in organizing the etene-of ttwt settlers, against -the famous "Indian raid of that year. ' la addition to the demands of Ms farce nrlvate. business interests, he was a leader In all activities for community betterment, and beld ' positions of trust in many at Sa una's leading institutions. JULIUS " WATERSTRADT. DIES Waa aa Early Settler In Dickinson l. : County - - " Julias Wtaerstradt, aged 83 , years, pass away at Wichita and fwieral services were held at " Enterprise,' Thursday, December 21, followed by iburial att Detroit oemetyry beside his wife, Mr. Waters tra dt came to tils county and settled on a liomestead In Hayea -township in the early 70's. Dmin the jnany years he lived 'In Dickinson, he became . well known and gained many friends who will regretto learn of his death. He was a man of upright character who was liked by all who knew him. . Elks Entertain At Herington The Elks had a large decorated Christmas tree, movie show, musi cal -program and treat for the children of Herington and vicin ity Christmas afternoon. Three truck loads of candy," apples, ntngea and bananas formed the treat, filling 980 four-pound acks. The 'Good Fellows cared fat; thirty-five needy families. FEDERAL FARM LAND LOANS AR1 POPULAR Tkla baa aafl rat for loaaa fX74O0 ! Man lat, 123. 'We augment that jwrtlei wanting- loans by March 1st, 323, make tthelr application now. We have plenty of money and get quick - service. We loan as much as fits per acre on lands in Kansas. Z: ji- iaTC a I34S -sr"t .- Is" t-tM need more money .-see us. This is a fanners- organization. Are you getting- the 'benefit of ItT HERINGTON NATIONAL FARM LOAN ASSN. ' W, H. MOTT, SeCr-Treae. " - . Huffman Bldg., Herington, Kan. JP. S. We nave a peeMtoa whereky we eaa lean aa asaeh as The New Yeart Opportunities . This is the season when men pause to consider their fmancial positions. Have you bettered yourself during the past twelve months? . ' - The year 1923 is at hand. Determine upon a con structive policy of saving, that, you may have more capital a year from now than you have today. It is toot too late to acquire the habit of thrift -r- ; , : THE GITIZENS BANK "Tts Loaaa ft 'OSktH, D3rctora, nr StoddioUtv-a" FORTY-ONE ARE INVITED Many Towns to Send Boys to Sa llna moaung Fortr-ooe communities have been invited to send delegates to the Older Boys' conference at oa Una January 5 to 7. The placea In this district are Delphoe, Glas co, Minneapolis, Bennington, Ver di, Nlles, Solomon, PlainvUle, Waldo, Luray, Lucas, Sylvan. Grove, Lincoln, Shady Bend, Bev erly, Tescott, Culver, Glendale, Gypsum, Klpp, Bridgeport, Aa- saria, Mentor, Falun, Smoian, Grlnnell, Qu Inter, Wakeeney, Ellis, Hays, Russell, Wllosn, Kiu- worth, Kanapolis, Carnelro, Ba- varla. BrookvUle, New uamDria, Abilene, Chapman and Enterprise. About 200 delegates are expect ed. - Any high school or employed boy IS to 21 years old Is eligible. Each group or six Doys snouia oe accompanied by an adult leader. The program will open , witn a banquet Friday evening, and end with a meeting which wm so journ at 3 o'clock Sunday after noon. If fair Weatnor prevails, many are expected to make the Journey and return by automobile. Speakers ..will include B. V. Ed worthy, Topeka, state boys' work secretaryjof the T. M. O. A,Jd several. Sallna men. Full partic ulars can be obtained by commun ication with H. W. Colvin, Y. M. C. A., Sallna. Sallna . homes, are thrown open' free to the delegates, breakfast being provided with lodging. The $1 registration fee Includes . the conference banquet. GET EGYPTIAN MARKET Germany Recaptures Pre-War ' Trade There Associated Press Alexandria, Egypt, Dec. 22. Germany is increasing her exports to Egypt, and it is felt here that she has virtually recaptured the Egyptian market ,. , Orders which, previously went to Japan are now secured by Ger man firms, r 8he exercises an al most unchallenged monopoly , in synthetic dyes,- toys - and pianos, and has a predominating position In the field of pencils, paper, glass, chinaware, cutlery, leather goods, small metal manufactures, cotton hosiery, small mirrors and hardware.: All these articles nave been dumped Into the Egyptian market on a scale and at prices that have defied competition. '. THINKS TWO YEARS ENOUGH J. .4 SwAneV Waata to Get, Oat of Reformatory 'J.'! Sweeney, who was con victed of forgery In the third de gree In the January term of the district court in 1921 and sen tenced to from one to seven years in the State Reformatory at Hutchinson, has 'published notice of his intention to apply to the governor for a conditional dis charge on Jan. 25, 1923. It will be remembered that be was convicted of forging the name of A. E. Johnson, then living near Enterprise, to a check for $17.57, made payable to A. M. Smith; Sweney, who also had an alias of J. I,. Sween, indorsed this forged check aa A. M. Smith and deliv ered it to Mrs. Clara Ulla of En terprise, In payment of his board bill. - WAS BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS Weather Fair and Temperature Up to 68 During Day v Christmas Day, 1922, was one of the most beautiful Abilene has known In years. The temperature got op to 68 during the afternoon and the minimum recorded was 30. The wind movement was only 68 miles. Little girls were walking out In the sunshine witn their new dolls and little boys were coasting In bright new wairons. beating new drums or playing with new balls, many of them out-of-doors without wraps. Viola Takes Over Farmers Union B. H. Viola, the well known proprietor of the Viola store, has purchased the remainder of the bankrupt stock of the Farmers' Union store, something like 110,- 000 worth, and tne building on the east side of Buckeye and will combine the stock with his own. Mr.. Viola is a natural born rus tler and has made a marked suc cess in merchandising. He will develop his already big business through this new acquisition and give his customers some notable bargains at the beginning of the new year. STARTZMAN GETS OUT Paroled! From Penitentiary, 'Comes Home - Governor Allen yesterday grant ed two additional Christmas pa roles from the state penitentiary, bringing the Yuletide total to twenty-one. George A. Post, of McPherson - county, and Roy Startunan, of Dickinson county, are the fortunate inmates who will be allowed, to take a fifteen day , vacation from the state pris on. . : . '"' Startcman is serving a sentence of from one to five years for chicken stealing. He will spend Christmas, with bis wife and chil dren at Enterprise. .-- QUIET AT WHITE HOUSE Only a Few Friends Call, Because of Mrs. Harding' Condition Washington, Dec. 26. Presi dent and Mrs. Harding celebrated Christmas very quietly. On orders from Brigadier General Sawyer, the President's private physician, Mrs. Harding refrained from all activity for fear she might have a recurrence of the Illness that al most resulted in her death last summer. Only m few close friends called at the White House to pay their respects to the President and Mrs. Harding. - COUNTY CAME NEAR 1 LOSING ONE GUEST , One of the Inmates ; of , .the cqunty jail, presumably fearful lest the county had forgotten to plan a Christmas dinner, in some manner obtained a window weight Satur day evenlrg and by battering on tit oaU bad completely penetrated to the outside and when discovered by a .passerby had onjy jhe abor of sugntiy enlarging tne tempo rary exit between himself and freedom. Honor Roll Grows Slowly A. H. .S. honor roll for second .six weeks shows aa increase of six over the first six weeks. Inst time there were only twenty-seven on the honor roll waile this time there are thirty-three. The seniors hold the recora wilb twelve .on the roll both times. Too list includes Seniors Rosa Barnett, May Bowyer, Paul Colby, Ida Diehl Pearl Forster, Janet High, Erma Hlnz, Avis Royer, Helen Schlegel, Frances Short J unlors-M lUtred Bretches, Dor othy Harger, Frances Fuller, Jose' phlne IsBitt, Prank Klingling, Gertrude Meull, Alice Miller, Ethel Mourer, Roger Winters. Sophomores Buth Gruen, Mar gret Kilbourne, Harriet Magru- der, Marlon Magruder, Paul Buch- enau. Freshmen A'l i c e Harshman, Itoyd Kyle, Estella Lambing, Bulb Mourer, Fred Schwendener, Grs belle Smee, Benjamin Kohrs. CHEVROLET -COME BACK" IS REMARKABLE STORY - The "come back" of the Chevro let during tne past year is one of the oimt remarkable in automo bile history. The output of the factory for the first nine mouths of 1922 shewed 176,771 cars nearly four times that of the c' responding period of 1021. This "come back" Is credited ty thoce in emir Re primarily to the derlopment and perfection of the 490 model waa to meet the pub lic demands. This development consisted of a total of 68 changes between July 1, 1021 and July 1, 1022, and not satisfied with these, 26 changes and Improvements were made in the 1923 models now having such a remarkable sales run. Colds come and colds go all that w can do is blow. and ttftstftn? A appY FINE SERVICE Every Package Delivered From Local P. O. Christmas Day , While Abilene folks were en- Joying the fun of opening their tackaires Christmas morning the carriers for the local postofflce and the postal clerks were busy playing Santa Claus to many homes whose Christmas packages had arrived somewhat late. ' By U;39 Chrlftms morning, when the postoffice closed, every pack age was delivered but a few which bore no street name nor bouse number and could not be identt fled. , There were two extra car rlers working all week delivering parcels and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday there ' wiere six. The day after Christmas when the rush is supposed to "be over, 150 packages came in for Abilene people, ... During December this year the local nbstofflce has bandied 120,- 000 letters, according to P. Hf Halleck, postmaster. Mr. Halleck called attention to the large num ber of letters which are sent out without the house ,, number and name of the street, or the rural route or box number . in the ad dress. Such as these are, delayed during a rush season from 24 - to 48 hours on the directory desk, where "they are placed until tjie address of the ' person ' may , le looked up. Where the person, to whoVn theletter or package is ad dressed cannot be located," 'the sender Is notified If his return ad dress appears, otherwise' the mis sive voe to the dead letter office. Probably 1,000 parcels or letters have been on the directory case daring the Christmas season Mr. Halleck estimates. - ", " the metaber Of the'local v?' office force have given excellent1 service to the territory they server and deserve the praise and co-op eratlon of the community which can aid them by taking greater care in addressing mail. . MORE SHEEP IN KANSAS -Show Increase of 20 Per Cent In Year With a 20 per cent Increase in Ure number of sheep and iambs on food in the Central and Mid-West states this season, Kansas is hold ing up her average with a one fifth increase over last year. The largest increase, however, is in the "western irrigated region" of the Mid-West states where the number this year la from 25 to. 100 per cent greater, the latter figure represent ing the growth of the industry in Utah In a single year. These fig ures are given In a report issued by the Bureau of Agricultural Eco nomics, II. 8. Department of Agri culture, through Edward C. fax- ton, agricultural statistician for Kansas. HEAVY WORK AT P. O. Cancelled More Stamps and Han- died More Packages P. H. Halleck. postmaster) re ports that the local poHtoffl(9e has cancelled more stamps on letters and handled more parcels this month than ever before in De cember. The Abilene office this month so far has cancelled stamps on 117,000 letters, more man went through here during the whole month of December, 1921.1 Boy and BANK THE DIFFERENCE ABILENE AUTO :$ou All . Hew tr DISMISS SCHOOLS , Grades Had Tree and Programs Boforo the Holidays Abilene schools have dismissed for- the Christmas vacation, to re- convene Tuesday, January 2. The high school and junior school dia minted at noon and the grades during the. afternoon, following Christmas programs. The blgh school bold ho Christmas . exer cises but at Junior high a .program wis given, commencing at 10:40 Rev. CL. Hovgard made an ad dress and the high school Glee club sang. The orchestra played, there was a piano solo by Dorothy Attwood, a piano duet by Moneta Carney and Lois Benentt and theu Christmas stories. . Mary French told Van Dyke's story of "The First Christmas Tree." Marlon Cbippell the story of "Why the Chimes Bang," Miss.-Clara Day told Van Dyke's story of "The Other Wise Men" and Lois Ben net told a Christmas story. At Garfield building each room had a tree and the children sang Christmas hymns which were played..- by te ' orchestra. They then received gifts from the tree for which each child had contrib uted a little toy. 1 The Ljupoln school pupils all gathered In the playroom of the school at 8 o'clock where tbere was a tree and where each pupil was rejurtaented In some part of the program of songs, recitations and- stories. After the program tor the whole school the children returned to their V rooms where there were presents lu a big box from which each child received one. The children in McKlnley school held their Christmas exer- cfaes in tlie separate 'rooms, with the exception of the two primary. rooms which ' held their programs together. They hod trees, songs and stories which brought out the beautiful slgnlficnlnce of Christ mas and started the little folks on their holiday with a happy antici pation of the gladness wblcb per vades the Yuletide season. The kindergarten held Christmas exercises in the morning , which were attended by the mothers of the little folks. Santa Claus brought into the room a big barrel of toys and the children dressed to represent toys, came out of the barrel. Santa then packed them all back and soon the little boys and girls appeared again as them selves, bringing to their own mothers a painted quilt, penholder and a painted candle. The pro gram was prepared by Miss Ruth Brown. Why Want Them.. On a charge of taking the side curtains from the automobile of John E. Brunner, Harold Koch was fined 110 and costs in the Justice court. Their Father Dead Mrs. W. W. Boyer and Mrs. J E. Price and daughter Ha&el of Abilene, Mrs. Belle Clark of Lin coin and Lee Dickinson of Solo mon went to Bonner Spring, called by the death of their fath er, I). R. Dickinson who passed away Friday night. A Texas man says he killed i deer with his knife, and we eaj prohibition isn't enforced In Tex as. a , Five-passenger . Touringr Car $525 F.O.B. Flint, Micb. SALES CO. Merry Music on Christmas Morn Beautiful Christmas services were observed in the churches of Abilene Christmas eve and Christ mas morning.- At the Lutheran church Christmas evening tbere was carol singing, first by the primary children, then the jun iors and then the adults, followed by the beautiful story, "Why the Chimes Rang." The principal characters were Bertie Hocken- smith as Uolger, Jennie Johnts as Steen, Cleo Wood war das Uncle Bert el and May Sexton as an old woman. -Tbere were others who took the parts of nobles and ladles, The piece was eaotlfully carried out and lighting effects added much to its lmpresslveness. On Christmas morning A candle light service was held at the Lutheran church at 6 'o'clock which was at tended by a large congregation. Three comets and a trombone were played In the church belfry, sounding glad Christmas music over all the town. The mom lug service opeeed with a processional by the choir singing "Silent Night." This was followed by carol singing and a short sermon, by Rev. Wolf. " - St. John's Episcopal church had a children's service Christ mas eve wnicn was in tne xurui of a pageant, representing the picturesque coming of the shep herds and wise men to the man ger where toy the Bethlehem Babe. At midnight a beautiful candle light song service was held. Tbere were twenty singers In the choir and the following order of service was observed. A processional hymn, "Kyrle" by Tallls, "Gloria 1111" by Garrett, a hymn and then the offertory sung by Mrs. Bruce Qleissner. There followed "Presentation" by Beethoven, "Sursum Cord a," Crulckshank's f'Sanetus," two hyuiuB, "Ulerla in Uxcelsls" by Tallls, Stalner's "Sevenfold Amen," "Nunc Dlmmlttls" by Baruby and a closing hymn. Carol sin iters filled the air with sweet music Christina morning. About 00 young people met at the Methodist church at 4 o'clock and started out at 4:30 in five groups which covered the town quite thoroughly. At 6 o'clock the singers went back to tho church where a waffle break fast was served. Another group which went, out waa compoaed-ot colored singers. Among tliein was Mrs.- Marnrie Tolcs, an old resi dent who wanted to go out this year for fear she wouldn't be uble to go next. They went out In a car mid not only sang in Abilene out stODlieu ill iron i oi imuiiriie srare ror a lime hk uinu houses along tbe Ooklen Belt road eaxt of town. Many - residents greeted the singers and Indicated their appreciation by lighting u candle in the window. -Sports- L.M.T. Was Athletic Leader Thomas Scanlon, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Scanlon of Chapman, who died last week was one ol that city's leading athletes, being especially noted in baseball. When he attended St. Mary's College, he gained an enviable reputation in colleue athletics. He was for several years one of the best pitchers Chapman team ever had. Many of Its baseball victories a few years ago are due to bis good generalship. He was always In strumental In forwarding athlet- les tbere and some of Chapman's bent events In the past " were brouulit about through his Influ ence. Last of the Taylors Chapman Advertiser: When the D. C. II. S. football team walked off the gridiron at Junction City with the victory under Its arm,. Thanksgiving Day, November 30. it marked not only the closing of the foot ball season for 1022, but alHo the passing of a name from the list of players, famous for six teen consecutive years In the an nals , of football in this high school. Chester Taylor, the youngest of the five sons of Mr. and Mrs. U, B. Taylor of Chapman,' tackle snd all-around football man, play ed .the last scene of the drama In which some one of the Taylor brothers bad starred In every act slnoe 1907. . ' Ralph Taylor, "Cap" cll. was tackle on the team from 1907-11 He was all-state tackle at Baker University 1914-15; and was cap-1 rain 'or tne team in una wnen that eleven stood first in the Kan saa conference. Ilels now vastor of the Presbyterian churches at Carlton and at Mount Pleasant In Dickinson county, "-Clarence, "Dtnk," c' 12, played end from 190V-'12 and at one time made a world record, though not recognised then," by ' kicking five consecutive drop kicks In one game. He is now traveling sales man for Helna Pickling Co., and lives at Iola. . . - Leroy. "Dutch," e'lfi fought for D. C H. 8. foot years la football a&4 three other sports, earnlat alWai InttaM . U 1m nlavarf the S5tb division football jf 8. baa ever bad, upheld the honor of the family from 1915-1S In three years of football and four years of basket ball. He is now in the employ of the Mercantile Company in Chapman. - Chester, "Dauber," ' c'23, the fifth and the last of these ath letes, has four lettera In football to bis credit He la captain of the basket ball team this season and has won two letters in track Four of these defenders of the oval have been captain of the football team at some time In their career. They have ail been captains of the basket ball teams and the record that they have made In this, the most popular of Indoor snorts,, reads much the same as that In football. Besides distinguishing thorn- selves In the field of athletics, these brothers have all had prom inent placea In the musical and in other organisations of D. C. H. WHEAT IN QOOD CONDITION SeU "Very . Dry" In Counties Southwest Wheat is In good condition over the eastern and central parts of Kansas and In the northwestern corner counties, according to the weekly crop review covering con ditions for the seven-day period ending last Saturday lsused today by Secretary J. C, Mohler of the state board of agriculture. The crop is furnishing good pasture in these regions, whenever condi tions will permit. Mr, Mohler said. Over the southwest ebunties sev eral county corresttoudeaU report ed the toil "very dry" during the week and In most localities In this area moisture Is needed. Only light traces - of rain and snow fell over scattered sections of the state during last week, the re port said. - Temperatures hovered around the aero mark, especially toward the last of the week, and with the chilly winds which were prevalent, livestock for the first time this winter sought protection from the cold in feed lots. Over eastern and central sections, the ground is reported frozen from two to six inches. BIO INCREASE IN AUTOS IN KANSAS There are at least 30. 702 auto mobiles and 23,468 trucks In Kansas 'this year, according to li cense reglMtratlou - fees returned to the automobile bureau , of . the secretary' of state's office. 4 (3. A. Cornell, head Of the bureau, esti mated today that probably not more than 100 additional lees will lie recorded before the books cUme next Saturday. These figures, show there is one automobile uii I every five citizens. The populn tlon of Kansas is given in round I numbers as 1,750,000. The num- I her of vehicles of both classes, 327,170, brings the ratio to one machine for about every four per sons. Last year there was a total of 280,369 of both classes of ve hicles in the state, 267,801 auto mobiles and 21,468 trucks. ' A fee of SO cents Is turned into the state from every license sold. The aggregate so far this year is 166,731. This includes fees, fll'io, from 2,316 motorcycle ' li censes, 88 motorcycle dealer li censes and 1.931) automobile deal- er licenses issued this year, The total number of these flfty-cent fees collected In 1922 Is 331,462. fn 1921 the total number was .'(1.1.611 or $146,805.60. Through 1923 We Invite Yon IH We believe business goes where it is invited We also think people like' to be asked . for their business.- . This bank wants your business, no , matter how - large, ho matter how small, . because we believe in prog ress and growth and . are frank in saying,, the way to get it is to go after it V ; CI We feel sure we will merit all or a part of your business, and have no hesitancy in ask '. ing you for it ' - A Happy New Year tp You! ZJB I r 3 Z - Z . i Z "3 , , si J II 1 ; Abilene National Dun!. ASKS $5,231.23 FOR ATTAClt r'rV ' Another chapter,; baabeen wO ed to th raureadntrike stories) t Heringtan wlth thefiling ct r damage suit asnlnsy tbe City c. Herington by Karry'H. Nance, t leglng that o Jary 1S22, ... waa attacked by mob of tri ers,- meensed "by ' Ms refusal : t strike whtch mob rtolentljr thra-r sald, plaintiff Into an tomobC driven try one of lie membeni k3 in so doing broke the ribs t CA plaintiff ' and eooflnoed such nn Iawful' and rlofent attack by tearing off his -tlothlng. boaUc; him In the face and Upon the body and choking nd threatening to kill hlm.,w Th petition farther al leges that he was pat IB' fear 2 his life, causing great mental suf fering and' permanent bodily In Juries, the treatment of which re sulted in 'a siow (lectors diu. Farther damages were enumer ated aa follower., Suit 33 14.60, shirt V 13.00, - . union and 12.60, tie end-collar 11.25, col lar buttons 12.60, cuff buttons and loss nf . tine)' fM -,-.. A-' ' : ' The plamtlff asks damages for all these losses, 'Ahe doctor's M3 and $0,000 (on physical and men tal suffering, y::S PINE FARM HOME IS BURNED, TO, .THE. QROUrw At 3 o'clock Toesday mornh the residence and , barn ' on tbj Fred Gaede farm south of the city were' totally 1 destroy ea oy nre which is supposed te bare start ed from the furnace In the base ment, ,4 - 1 .'.' ' - 1 Mr. and Mrs; Gaede were bora- ,: ly able to get out of the bouse, tie fire had gained ttch headway Be fore they were awakened- furniture wae burned. The Gaede farnl hons. sue or the finest In that neighborbooa,, was of stone construction. The barn was of stone and Iname con struction and waa also, a flne building. Mr. Gaede 'was able to. turn the stock from the bora 'be fore It was destroyed. The loss Is between twelve and fifteen thousand 'dollars, partially covered by Insurance.-Chapman Advertiser. . ' ' C KANSAS CITYvMAr-XET A - rAssaefatsd prssS) , , . Kansas Cltr"- T.--Cattk 7,800, beef steers steady to lower. narlv tnn tO.fiA. fat cows anil hclf- erg gteady to etrong, bulk oowf tofBiJ most heifers H ta I.etK Receipts 10,000, , mostly , t. higher; top $8.40, bulk 18.03 t 18.80. : ' i , Wheat and Corn',' 1 ! Cash wheat, No. 1 hard $1.1 to $1.23, No. 2 $1.15 to $1.23; I 1 red $1.31, No. 2 $1.27 to $1.: Dec. wheat $1.144, May $1.1 July $1.08. Dec. corn - . July 71c, May 70?4e. , ABILENE MARXETS Butterfat A Heavy hens .1. Light bens '11 .0 A .1 it .t. KnoKittrs Springs lshorns Wheat Corn ...... Karl .Swede." eobsldered by many the licet halfback D. C.