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Ellis County is too busy harvesting a Million Dollar Wheat Crop to worry much about whether Bryan or Johnson is nominated.
trover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland ex-president of the
United States died suddenly at his home
in Princeton, New Jersey, Wednesday
morning of stomach trouble, having
reached the age of seventy-one years.
Elected president in a wave of in
dignation at the wrong doings of the
republican leaders, he gave the country
a surprisingly successful administra
tion. Then he was defeated by the
old party that asked another trial, only
four years later to be re-elected for
four years more. While his adminis
tration was severely criticised, he has
lived for years highly respected, seeing
many of his ideas adopted and praised
and the papers, regardless of party,
are full of his praise.
Death of Mrs. Wo. Hollenbeck.
Mrs. Delia Hollenbeck, the wife of
Wm. Hollenbeck of our city died the
evening of June 23rd at the family
residence in the south east part of
town. The deceased had been a suffer
er for a long time and her death came
as a great relief from pain and a wel
come rest from suffering. With her at
the hour of her death were all the
members of the family, the bereaved
husband, the three children Gerald,
Merle and Mary, her sister Mrs. Ida
Kirk land and dear old mother Grinnell
with a few close friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Hollenbeck married Wm. Hol
lenbeck in New York state in 1891 and
came to Kansas soon after. Nearly all
of her married life has been spent in
Ellis county and Hays City and she
has made a host of friends who sorrow
for her death as only those can who
have been bereft. Just a few minutes
before her death she gave expression
to her faith in J esus, her hope of hea
ven and her lack of fear of the ap
proach of the hour of death. Such is
the privilege of all christians. The
funeral was held Thursday afternoon at
the Methodist church of which the de
ceased was a member.
Gard of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt
thanks to our friends and neighbors for
the many flowers and expressions of
sympathy during the last illneBS and
death of our beloved wife and mother,
Mrs. Delia Hollenbeck. , 33-lt
Wm. Hollenbeck and family.
Tlnnual School Meeting.
The annual school meeting this year
comes on Thursday July 16. Remem
ber the date and be present.
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THE man who makes the best progress Is the man who
does more than he is told. Some men think they have
done their full duty when they perform certain routine
work. They consider that they are being paid fifteen dollars
a week for fifteen dollars' worth of work and they measure
out the correct amount with as much care as the grocer meas
ures out rice, putting in and taking out a few grains until the
scales balance.
But the progressive man goes about his work with the
spirit of the athlete. The satisfaction of accomplishing a feat,
and the knowledge that with each trial more skill is devel
oped, form one of the best Incentives to good work. The ath
lete does not confine his practice to a certain number of runs
and jumps, but keeps at it until he has achieved some greater
degree of skill than he ever had before. He delights in at
tempting harder and harder feats because it means more and
more skill.
Thus does the truly progressive man love his work. He
does not consider that he is working merely for his salary,
nor for the house, but for himself for the development of his
Individual capacity and skill. He delves into things not re
quired of him, because he wants to gain power to do more
because that is the normal Impetus of a progressive mind.
(Copyright, 1W7, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
A Surprise.
The Odd Fellow Lodge on Tuesday
evening was agreeably surprised when
the Rebeccahs marched right in during
recess and presented the lodge with a
owhu uau cuair. rv lieu iub auuicucc
was granted they could not make out
the purport and when the elegant gift
was presented they listened attentively
to Mrs. Goodall. Then the brothers
had to say something and Noble Grand
Bro. Furbeck and Holmquist tried their
best to .make the visitors understand
that the "audience" had been granted
and the gift which accompanied it was
highly appreciated.
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Tnomas Case to be Re-Tried.
The Thomas road case, that has been
in conrt almost continually since about
1903, had another whirl in the district
court last week. This time it came up
on the part of the state to perpetually
enjoin the defendants Annie M. and R.
B. Thomas from obstructing the road
as a public highway. Judge Monroe of
Topeka, one of the attorneys for the
defendants, raised a question that had
not been presented in any former trial
of the case, that is, that the acts of
the Board of County Commissioners in
laying out a road extending south from
the south end of Chestnut street to
the reservation, across land owned by
Mrs. Thomas, was void for the reason
that at the time the tract in question
was within the limits of the City of
Hays, and that they had no jurisdic
tion; that their acts were void from
the beginning, and that all the acts of
the legislature attempting to legalize
the acts of the board, or to lay out a
state road by legislative enactment
was unconstitutional and void; that the
act of the legislature of 1895, vacating
this tract of land as a part of the City
of Hays, was unconstitutional. The
plaintiff filed its motion for a new
trial which will come up at an adjourn
ed day of the court.
Will Have Opening July 3 and 4.
At a special meeting of the Essex
Club, held in their new club house Thurs
day evening it was decided to have their
opening on the dates first announced,
July 3rd and 4th. A Free Press report
er was given to understand last week
that the opening would probably be
postponed on account of the delayed
freight shipments, but it seems this
was unauthorized. The reception and
banquet to the club members and their
lady friends will be given Friday even
ing, July 3 and the reception 1 to the
public on Saturday evening. Springer's
Orchestra will furnish music for the
dancing on both evenings.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haffamier return
ed this Friday morning from the west,
where they have spent a week's honey
moon. They will begin housekeeping
at once in the home of E. S. Beach,
where they will reside . for three
months, when they expect to remove to
their own home, the former G. A. Les
ter place. Mr. and Mrs. Beach will Be
in the west until about October first.
Hoys City Water Works.
The-question of larger facilities for
water supply is one in which all citi-J
zens should take a deep interest. We ;
are all acquainted with the fact that
our present system is entirely inade
quate and should a large conflagration
oecur as we experienced a short while
ago in the loss of out largest industry,
we should find our present system very
inadequate. Our present pumping ma
chinery and water supply will not meet
the daily demands and should it be
called upon in an emergency to furnish
a larger supply of water, it would be
incapacitated to do so.
In view of these facts, THE HON
have employed engineers to investigate
our need and the estimated cost of en
larging our present system. The engi
neers have been on the ground and
have made a careful study of our pres
ent wants. They have also consulted
the State's Geologist's records and
have found that there is apparently a
sheet of water underlaying the greater
part of this county and that in this
particular location it has the peculiar
ity of being much thicker in some
places than others. From the test
holes that have been located, it is clear
ly proven that the present site is the
best anywhere in the vicinity and that
it is merely a matter of covering a
sufficient area to obtain an adequate
supply of water of extremely good
quality. The engineers recommend
that eight wells be sunk in the center
of the intersecting streets at the pump
ing station and distributed over an
area of approximately 360,000 sq. ft.,
and at a depth that will pass through
the water bearing gravel. This ar
rangement will safely furnish a supply
of 60,000 gallons per hour, which re
presents the ordinary requirements of
the city and will no doubt, have the
capacity to meet the demands for
twenty years to come. The present
system of street water mains are
ample and are able to carry the in
creased supply.
The gasoline engine is too expensive
to operate and will not supply more
water in twenty-four hours than ia'now'
required for sprinkling one hour during
the summer season. This leaves the
city at the mercy of "VULCAN." It
is therefore recommended by the engi
neers that of either a crude producer,
gas or electric unit, of approximately
60,000 gallons an hour, they are strong
ly of the opimon that it will be found
desirable to use the crude oil motor.
According to authentic tests, crude oil
motors can be operated at about one
eighth the cost of operating gasoline
The present proposition also calls for
an additional mile and a half of street
mains, with a dozen fire hydrants in
the outlying district which are at pres
ent without any water supply or fire
protection. These additional mains
will of course increase the revenue.
The improvements will cost approxi
mately $18,000 for which amount the
City Council desires to issue bonds. It
therefore behooves all citizens, who are
interested in the welfare of our city, to
urge the voting of these bonds, for
nothing is more essential for the ad
vancement and growth of the City,
than an adequate water supply and
proper fire protection, and the money
thus spent, will produce the greatest
return s in improving our City. Let
us therefore all work together and
urge the voting of these bonds for we
can not continue longer with the pres
ent system. As soon as the bonds are
voted upon, the engineers will furnish
accurate, detail estimates of the cost
of the improvements from three differ
ent points of view at which time THE
SIONERS will decide which is to be
Denver and Colorado Springs Excursion.
Excursion Agent Harry Freese has
secured a private chair car for an ex
cursion from here Russell and Ellis to
Denver and Colorado Springs next
Saturday evening July 4. You will
reach Denver for breakfast, see the
city and at 4 p. m. leave for Colorado
Springs, getting there for supper. A
couple days can be spent in seeing the
mountains and then go back to Denver
Tuesday night or Wednesday morning
for the convention. Those who want
to can stay in Colorado until October 1.
Salina, Topeka and Clay Center have
their cars Sunday evening, but Hays is
given theirs a day earlier before the
rush begins from the east. Boarding
and house accommodations have been
secured in both -Denver and. Colorado
Springs for those desiring it.
Dolly Varden Chocolates
ness'. .10, .25 and .65.
July Uth.
The Essex Club of this City
will celebrate the opening of
their new club house in the after
noon and evening of July 4, with
a public reception and dance.
Springers excellent orchestra of
six people will furnish music es
pecially selected for. this occas
sion. If you don't care to dance
come and enjoy the music and
other entertainments. 33-lt
Ellis Couaty People Meet Sad Fate.
The following dispatch tells of some
former Herzog people who moved to
St. Peter's Russian colony:
Hill City, Kan., June 23. Mrs. John
Riedel and two children were burned to
death last Saturday down near St.
Peter in Graham county. The mother
was at work in one of the houses upon
their farm while ths other house con
taining the two children was burning.
In attempting a rescue of the children,
the mother was so badly burned that
she cannot live. The two children were
burned in the building.
TSe Normal Building
Contractor Clark has about finished
his contract on the two new wings of
the Ft. Hays State Normal building,
awaiting a couple doors and some fin
ishing lumber to complete it. He has
done a job that is pleasing to all who
have visited the building.
The seats are being put in place,
while the heating and electric light
plants have been installed.
It is to regretted that the $40,000
appropriation would not complete the
north basement rooms, but there should
be wheat-rent money enough this year
to do that later and the next Legisla
ture can refund it in the appropriation
Glennon Huson.
Wednesday morning at 9 a. m. the
marriage of Mr. Gustave Huson and
Miss Alice Glennon was celebrated at
the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rev.
Father Perrier officiating. A large
number of people witnessed the cere
mony. A wedding breakfast was served
at the home of Thomas Glennon after
the ceremony to which the friends of
the family and relatives were invited.
Mr. Huson is the .young man who had
charge of the cancellation bureau es
tablished here by Father Barrall, but
now discontinued. The bride is the
daughter of Ed Glennon and is very
popular in the Catholic circle of this
community. Plainville Gazette.
New Line To Yellowstone Park.
Tourist may now go right to the edge
of the Park via this new and scenic
Only by a trip to Yellowstone can
the tourist comprehend its endless va
riety and stupendous grandeur.
Very low round-trip rates to this re
sort in effect this summer via the Un
ion Pacific and its connections.
For information regarding the new
line to Yellowstone, inquire of
A. W. Noble, Agent.
"Morgan and Gates, says Mike.
An enterprising firm in Kansas City
makes a feature of catchy advertis-
matter. The following joke on
Morgan and Gates, the wall street
money kings, appears on one of their
"Them's the fellers that's caused all
the trouble." Mike O'Brien and his
friend were riding on a swift-moving
subway train in north New York. They
were speaking of the late financial de
pression. - "Morgan and Gates, them's
the fellfO" that's caused all th' trou
ble!" At the next station, when the
train stopped, a German got on. He
spied a German friend of his, sitting
in t the corner of the car. "Gutten
Morgan," says one. "Wie Gates,"
says the other. Mike heard. "There
they are the sun's-a-guns, there they
Combination Public SaeJ
I will sell at public auction at Union
Pacific Stock yards at Hays City, Kan
sas, on Saturday, . June 27, 1908 the
following described stock: 20 head of
High Class Oregon Horses, age from
3 to 5 years old, weighing from 900 to
1100 pounds; 25 head of native broke,
farm horses and mares, age from 3 to
7 years old, weighing from 1100 to 1400
pounds.' These are extra good horses,
j ready, to work into service, being Kan
sas raised stock. Sale begins at one
o'clock sharp. Terms of sale : to be
made known on date of sale. 32-2t
Don't Sweat
Call and see my
Hot Weather Suitings.
Coat and Pants to order from $13.00 up.
Single Coat made of Drap D'ete, only
Single Coat made of Sicilian, only
A. M.
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C. E. Flood of Ellis was in town last
Examinations at County Institute
closed Saturday.
Miss Eunece Ramsey visited a few
days this week with Miss LoRee Cave.
Charlie Shade and family are here
helping at Newton Shade's in harvest.
Threshing machines are beginning to
arrive already to grind out the golden
James Madsen was in from Fairport
last Friday and Saturday to take the
teacher's examination.
Many farmers in the southern portion
of the county commenced cutting wheat
the middle of the week.
Miss Franie and Nelle Haffamier
spent Sunday visiting in Ellis with their
sister, Mrs. Mart Stehley.
R. B. Thomas won his road case and
now has the privilege of closing up the
road as soon as he pleases.
Ed Jantzen was in from the Saline
Saturday to accompany home his sister
Leona, who has been attending Insti
tute. Henry Oshant ws suddenly taken
very ill last Friday evening but was
able to attend to his office Saturday
Charlie Solomon and wife arrived
Thursday morning from Denver and
will help harvest at the Solomon farm
in Wheatland township.
Ellis county is plentifully supplied
with harvest hands this year. Nearly
a hundred men were in town as early
as last Sunday looking for places to
As was expected many farmers who
were selling horses to Rand this spring
are now around trying to buy horses at
a big advance in the price over what
they sold for then.
A big force of men have been kept
busy this week putting in the cement
foundations for the new mill and ware
house and the mill will be pushed to
completion as fast as possible.
J. H. Spratt has secured a long term
lease on the new Leiker building and
will occupy the same as soon as com
pleted. Mr. Spratt will enlarge his
stock and run a stationery and book
store that will be no small credit to
a town the size of Hays.
Mrs. C. C. Brosius and grandson,
Carl Kramer returned to Hays from
Loveland, Colo., Monday morning.
Mrs. Brosius and daughter, Mrs. Fanny
Kramer, left here three years ago for
the mountains. Their numerous friends
were glad to welcome them home again.
Mrs. Kramer will not return however,
for several weeks yet.
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Kohl entertained
at dinner Tuesdav evening. The fol
lowing guests were present: Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Rea, Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Nickles, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Nickles.
Mr. and Mrs. Harkness, Mr. and Mrs.
E. D. Yost, Mr. and Mrs. Hiss, Mr.
and Mrs. S. W. Decker, Mr. and Mrs.
Old Walkerites will be glad to know
that the farmers of Angelus, near
Grinnell, are going to have a good har
vest. This colony was from Walker
and have "made good" since going
there. John Robben has a 230-aei-e
wheat field that is expected a thirty-bushel-to-the-acre
yield, while H. Wei
land has an eighty that will be a close
Keep Cool
Business will be quiet until after
Let us vote to enlarge the water
works system!
Dr. Freeland went to Quinter on
business Sunday nighL
H. L. Kent's mother returned to her
home last Monday morning.
Last Sunday, the 21st, was the long
est day of the year and a beautiful one.
P. E. Zimmerman of Lindsborg was
in Hays on business Wednesday of this
It has been a , busy week with our
merchants to fit out the farmers for
Notices of water-rent due July first
are now being sent out by City Clerk
Mr. Fite of Indiana, a brother of
Mrs. Keller, is here on a visit for a
few weeks.
Many farmers from the western
counties are going, to eastern Kansas
this weeV to'help harvest.
The P. V. Elevator ' have a cistern
built to use for their gasoline engine
in place of the old iron tank.
More than twenty-five teachers, who
were here attending County Institute
returned to their homes Sunday.
District court, which has been in
session in this city, adjourned Saturday
evening to Monday, August 24.
Chase Wilson was down from Wa
keeney Monday and Tuesday working
in the interest of the Banker's Life
Insurance Co.
Hays City's water supply is not suf
ficient to allay the flames in case we
ever have a big fire. Vote to enlarge
the system.
Nelle Humphries who has been at
tending the Normal and county insti
tute returned to her' home at Lucas
Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Helen Strohmier and Martin J.
Windholz found homesteads in Ellis
county this week through U. S. Land
Agent Harry Freese.
Some thieves attempted to enter the
residence of Isaac Zeigler this week
but were scared away leaving their
chisels on the window sill.
The cement mill has been grinding on
and off at Yocemento this week.
Shortage of fuel oil is the reason ther
mill isn't run twenty-four hours a day.
Fred Lindley, now of Gove Co., pas
sed through Hays on No. 4 Tuesday
morning. Fred was a member of the
first graduating class at the Normal.
A car load of shale from the Barnes
Hall ranche on the Saline was ship
ped this week to, Denver to see if it
contained gold enough to pay to get it
out and ship it.
Denver papers announce that every
body who attends the national conven
tion there in July will be given an
opportunity to see ttje convention while
in session, ticket or no ticket.
The excursion to Colorado Springs
and Denver next Saturday evening,
July 4, wili be the only one from here
this year. This ia the two-cent rate
year and there will be few excursions.'
, The time for filing. petitions to get
on- the August primary ballot has
closed. The state, congressional and
senatorial candidates got theirs' in on
time. In this county the Democratic
candidates fiiled many while few Re
publicans put in any. it being under
stood many voters will await the re
sult of the primaries and then get up
candidates under the independent col
umn regardless of politics, men they
may think best suited for the position.

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