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V r r A VOLUME XXVI. HAYS, ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 4, 1908. NUMBER 34. 1 776 To-day is the Glorious Fourth! No one need worry about there not being a "sane fourth" in Hays this year. 1908 AYS UJp 1 Uf iff TFDTTZD IT i Good News for Hays. WE NOW HAVE A FULL-FLEDGED STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. A FOUR YEARS' COURSE AND LIFE CER TIFICATE PRIVILEGE GRANTED TO WESTERN STATE NORMAL. At a recent meeting of the board of regents, the Normal School at Hays was authorized to put in a full four year's coarse of study and to grant to students completing the course, a LIFE CER TIFICATE TO TEACH IN THE SCHOOLS OF KANSAS. Principal f Picken has been quietly but persistently ' "working toward this end for some time and his efforts have been rewarded even sooner than expected. This action on the part of the board of regents means much for our TJnrnrinl RVirM-1 . TToofv fore students completing the course here were compelled to go to Emporia and spend some time in order to get the life certificate. Now, they may complete their work here and receive the same legal recognition in the schools of Kan sas as graduates from Emporia. We now have an undisputed place among the higher institutions of learning in the State of Kansas. It is probable that additions to the faculty will be neces sary for the opening of the next school year. Union Services. According to a commendable and time-honored custom in our town, the Presbyterian, Baptist and Lutheran churches will hold union services on Sunday evening during July and Aug ust. This plan has always been popu lar with our people as it promotes in terdenominational fellowship and good will. It gives the pastors a needed vacation without depriving their people of regular religious services. The first service of the series will be held Sun day evening at 8 o'clock in the Lutheran church., Rev. Goodman will preach. Arrangements are "being made for a double male quartet to sing at all the services. Everybody is invited. Crcmd Concert.. Prof. Thorsterberg, head of the mu sic department of Bethany College, Lindsburg, assisted by Miss Hobbs, will give an entertainment in the audi torium at the Normal Friday evening July 10. These people scarcely need introduction to the people of this part of the state. The program they will give us has recently been given in var ious towns of the Btate and has met with universal praise. This will make a delightful break in the "dull season" following the Fourth of July and will no doubt receive a liberal patronage. Normal Faculty Increased. Prof. J . H. Beach has been employed by the board of regents as an addition al member of the faculty made neces sary by the expansion of the course of study. Mr. Beach is a graduate of the State Normal at Emporia and has had a number of years experience in school work. He is considered and exception ally strong teacher. He is a son-in-law of Mr. Ed Beach of our city. (T1 SATISFACTION It has always been our endeavor and always will be our endeavor to so conduct our store in every part of it, that each and every customer who comes here to trade will experience nothing but the utmost satisfac tion. Satisfaction in the w.ay our service is conducted. Satisfaction in the courtesy extended. Satisfaction in the quality and style of goods. If there is one thing above another that we .exert ourselves over it is to secure from the manufacturers only such goods as we know will give our customers -absolute satisfaction. It is on such lines, as these on the one motto of absolute satisfaction in every deal hat we solicit business. VS, ' Our Serial Story. The management of The Free Press is constantly on the lookout for some" thing new. The serial story, while not a new idea in the magazine world, is a comparatively recent departure among country weeklies. Nearly all the best papers of Kansas are running popular serials from time to time, which have won more than a usual appreciation at the hands of their subscribers. News paper supply houses are now so modern that it is possible to secure a great number of the late novels in plate form. "The Real Agatha," the opening in stallment of which will appear in our next number, is probably . one of the most delightfully entertaining stories for light summer reading that was ever written. The novelty of the plot lends attractiveness to every chapter. Six of the cleverest illustrators of the United States have each contribut ed a picture of a typical American girl, the six Agathas, one of which will ap pear with each installment of the story. The unique will of Fletcher Boyd on which the plot is founded appears in this issue and will be worth reading carefully. The eccentricity of this rich old man, who died leaving his only daughter with an inhertance of $20,000 000, results in her happy marriage to one who gave up fortune-seeking to marry the girl of his choice. Watch for the opening chapters next week and tell your friends and neigh bors about it. A Quiet Fourth. To-day is the glorious Fouth, the 132nd anniversity of the birth of the United States of America. As usual the citizens of Hays will make no spec ial demonstration of patriotism and be yond the shooting of firecrackers and a little fireworks during the evening, the day will be no different from other days. On account of the holiday com ing on Saturday and in the midst of the harvest season the stores will prob ably remain open during the morning. A few Hays-ites will attend the Iarger-celebrations at Oakley -and Ells worth. NotlceGemetery Meeting. The annual meeeing of the Hays City Cemetery Association will be held at the office of H. W. Oshant on J uly 14th, 1908, being the second Tuesday of July, for the purpose of electing officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. All per sons holding lot certificates are, under the constitution of this association, members, and entitled to participate in the annual meetings. A general invit ation is extended to members to be present. H. W. Oshant. Sect'y. 34-2t Democratic Convention Next week the National Democratic Convention meets, at Denver to nomi nate their candidate for President and Vice President. The Bryan forces claim to have 800 to 1000 delegates, while the opposition claim over a third of the convention and that Bryan can not be nominated, as it requires a two- thirds vote. For Vice-Presidency, there are many candidates named, no one having a pull. A California man will be temporary-and an Arkansas man the permanent-chairman. 3CV Essex dab Celebrates. Yesterday and to-day are red-letter days for the Essex Club of this city. Their club house is completed, or 'near ly so, and Friday evening and Saturday are the opening festivities. The banquet and ball which- is beinsr held this Friday evenine constitutes the formal opening and dedication of the building and members and their ladies will only be present. A few out of town visitors and members are present. The banquet room of the club on the third floor is not yet completed and the feast will be served in the Brunswick Annex by the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church. One hundred covers will be laid. On Saturday afternoon and evening the building will be open to the general public and all who will may come and inspect the handsome club rooms. A reception committee will wait on the visitors and in the evening a dance will be given in the ball room. Springers' Orchestra will play for both evenings. Four large electric fans will keep the ball room cool for the dancers. Every one should come out and attend these festivities. Jollification Meeting. A mass meeting of the students of the Normal and citizens of Hays will be held at the Normal buildings next Monday evening, July 6, to rejoice over the recent good fortune that has come to our school The new additions are now practically completed and will be open for inspection from 7 o'clock to 8:00 after which a program and jollifica tion will be held in the gymnasium, followed by fireworks on the campus. Let everybody come and have a good time. Business men are especially in vited. TS Power of Advertising. It has long been a proven fact that judicious advertising will get a man business, save him money, make a fine home-possible, help him dispose of everything from farm, to rummage; invest his money. for -him; get him . a wife and held him find lost kin, ana do so many other wonders that no one will be surprised to learn that it has gotten a man out of jail. ' John Silber, of Newkirk, Okla., was sent to jail charged with tampering with a switch. While there he read in a newspaper of an offer of $3 for the most original want ad. Silber inserted the following: "Wanted Young man in jail wants out; suggestions solicited that might result in immediate release; wants poets address who wrote- 'Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make, Nor Iron Bars a Cage.' Address John L. Silber, Kay county jail, Newkirk, Okla." He got the $3, a lot of sympathy, flowers and pie, arid so much attention and interest in his case that it resulted in an investigation proving his inno cence; and he was released from jail. The moral of this is Advertise! And don't wait until you are put in jail to begin. Baptist Ghurch. A. E. Goodman, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Preaching Services 11:00 a. m. Subject: "A Lesson from Job." Ad ministration of the Lord's Supper. There will be no services at night on account of the union services at the Lutheran Church. Prayer meeting on Wednesday at 8 o'clock. Lutheran Ghurch. C. F. Wiest. Pastor. 10:00 a. m. Sunday School. 11:00 a. m. Holy Communion. Spec ial offering for benevolence. 7:00 p. m. Christian Endeavor Prayer Meeting. Topic: Longings and Satis factions. (Consecreation Service.). 8:00 p. m. Union Service. Rev. A. E. Goodman will preach. You are cordially invited. Methodist Church. A. N. Smith, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a. m. Preaching Service 11:00 a. m. Subject: "The Harvest." Junior League 3:00 p. m. Epworth League 7:00 p. m. Preaching Service" 8:00 p. m. Snbject: ''Patriotism." Prayer Meeting (Wed.) 8:00 j. m. Dolly Varden Chocolates at HAEX ness. .10, .35 and .65. 2S-tf - ; Church Notes Z Mrs. Charles Binder has been quite sck this week. Judd Bell was transacting business in Salina on Thursday. The big smoke stack of the Yost mill was painted this week. Mrs. G. M. Cox went west Thursday evening to visit her daughter. j There are still quite a number of un- j employed harvest hands in town. Billy Snyder of the News will spend the Fourth with freinds at Oakley. Tom Carter is now on duty as special police during the harvest hand days. Many farmers in the south half of the county are through with their harvest. Miss Rea of Hiawatha is here on a visit to her brother E. A. and Fred Rea. A number of the Hays young folk will have a picnic on the creek on the Fourth. x Most of the young men around town have gone out to help in the harvest fields again. Mr. and Mrs. Treat have gone to Colorado for the benefit of the health of the latter. Claude Bice returned this week from Emporia, where he has been attending summer school. Mrs. William Ryan and daughters have returned home from their visit to Colorado Springs. Miss Nettie Snyder of Oakley is here on a visit to Mrs. Isaac Zeigler and her uncle Wm. Snyder. Russell Record: Mrs. Cloie Levick, of Hays, came down Tuesday morning to visit the home folk. Jonah Reitz of Montana arrived in Hays this week to attend his father who has been seriously ill. Miss Myrtle Ramsey came down from Eliis Monday-to accept a position in the Free Press office. Hail badly damaged some of the uncut wheat on Tuesday evening in the south part of this county. Mrs. Fred Haffamier has the plea sure of entertaining a friend Miss Mayme Walker of Chicago. ,This year our farmers had an abun dance of harvest hands. The ruling wages being $2.00 to $3.00. Attorney Shutts has gone to Sherman county to bring his wife home, she hav ing been there in a sanitarium. James Galagher, now of Denver, but a former resident of Hays, came in this week to help in the harvest. Fred Huttie and a number of others from Hays will attend the Fourth of July celebration at Oakley today. On July 4th a new star was added to the American flag in honor of Okla homa, making forty-six stars now. The cyclone and water spout seen by our citizens on Tuesday was in the west part of Trego county, but did lit tie damage. Miss Retta Freese returned Friday morning from Kansas City, where she has been visiting Mrs. Anna Scott and Mrs. Geo. Hubbard. Justus Bissing and wife returned Tues day evening from their trip to Russia and southern Europe. They report havr ing had a fine time. G eo. Philip spent the fore part of the week in Kansas City. He returned Thursday morning, bringing with him his nephew Master Philip Scott. Farmer John Gerken was in town Fri bay, reports a successful sale last week and next week he and his wife go to the sulphur springs for her health. Having failed to get sufficient signers the Socialist candidate for Congress in this district failed to get on the official ballot for the August primary. New wheat sold in Salina this week at 75c, the old wheat bringing 83c In New York the first new wheat, 60,000 bushels sold on Wednesday at 94c Sunday and next week our railroad will be full of special passenger trains containing people bound for Colorado. The papers are full of accounts of parties-going from the middle west on account of the low rates granted by the railroads. Bye and Bar Surgeon. Dr. M. Jay Brown, the Salina eye and ear specialist will fill his regular monthly date in Hays on MONDAY, JULY 13. Will be at the Brunswick Hotel. 34-2t LOCAL NEWS. Don t S weat Call and see my Hot Weather Suitings. Coat and Pants to order from $13.00 up. VERY SPECIAL Single Coat made of Drap D'ete, only Single Coat made of Sicilian, only A. ?4. PHONE NO. 90 I. M. Yost and Lin visited at Wilson last Sunday. Farmers report their corn fields gen erally in good condition. Another shower passed over this sec tion last Saturday evening. Our town was full of harvest hands last Sunday hunting work. Jacob Bissing took a trip to Colorado this week to see his land possessions there. Alice McLain returned Wednesday morning from a visit tojner sister near Ellis. J Miss Abbie Westbrook is now clerk ing in the dry goods department of the Weisner store. Joe and Edith Irwin arrived Wednes day morning from Plattville, Colorado to visit Hays friends. Mrs. Sadie Young and sister Miss Una Winters of Cisna, Ills., are here on a visit to Grandma Winters. Mrs. Henry Meyer has returned from her visit to the Kansas City hospital, feeling much improved in health. Gay and Florence Nickles left Wed nesday evening for Brighton, Colorado to spend the remainder of the summer. On account of the rain many of the farmers brought their harvest hands to town Thursday morning for a vacation. Millicent Wilcox of Salina was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Freshour and Mr. and Mrs. George Brown this week. George Cox arrived Tuesday evening from Manhattan, where he has been attending the K. S. A. C. He expects to work in harvest. The railroad company has laid brick sidewalks and put up posts alongside on the west side of Chestnut street much improving that walk. The Chautauqua at Salina this year will be held from July 10th to 19th in Oakdale Park, witfr many prominent speakers on the program. John Troth is here looking after his political fences, the contest for Register of Deeds on the republican ticket being between him and Wm. Hollenbeck. While here Saturday State Architect Staton took an automobile spin out to Yocemento taking but thirteen minutes to get there and but seventeen to get back. G. M. Cox on Saturday was showing some fine wheat taken from a header box where they were cutting south of town. The grain is plump, large and couldn't be better. Two students from Arkansas Univer sity were here this week to work in the harvest fields. They were both young men of means and are working for the experience. The nomination papers for the candi dates are now in and Co. Clerk Cox is making up the required roll for the ballot for the primary August 4th. Few republicans filed papers. Elwood Mendenhall, having secured his teachers certificate, returned to his Saline valley home Tuesday with his wife and baby. He has secured Dis trict No. 9 school for another vear. "The Real Agatha" which will legin in next week's Free Press appeared in the Ladies. Home Journal last year and was awarded the big prize in the literary competition by the Curtis Pub lishing Company. The carpenters on the new Yost ele vator work so fast they again ran out of lumber on Monday. When complet ed it will be the same height as the present elevator, with the top cover as o n 'the west end of the old elevator. .eep Coo $6.00 6.SO McKIE THE HAYS TAILOR C. M. Holmquist was in Ellis on bus iness Saturday evening. Harvev Pennev returned home Wed-- nesday evening from Chicago. Chris Wise and Tony Jacobs are build ing a home in Ellis for Chas. Keagy. Nearly fifty phones have been added the past month and a new card is befrig printed. Mrs. Frank. Stout left for her Salina home Sunday after a pleasant visit with old friends. Winifred Cox and Bertha Robinson have returned from their visit to the Behan ranch near Victoria. A hail storm and heavy wind did lots of damage in the south part 'of the county last Saturday night. Delegate Miles Mulroy left Tuesday early with the other Kansas delegates. The children's day exercises at the Methodist church last Sunday morning were well attended and very interest ing. . Mortimer Davis has returned from his.new home in Missouri to look after his wheat harvest on his Saline valley home. i Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Downing returned Wednesday evening from their visit with friends and relation in Missouri and Iowa. George Spencer putjsome tin spout ing this week .on the Yost elevator, that is being completely remodeled by the new owners. Many farmers from the western counties have come in to help harvest, reporting a -failure of crops in those counties this year. Mr si A. M. McKie and two children left Thursday morning for Terra Haute, Ind., where she will spend a couple weeks visiting relatives. The Ellis council has passed a rigid prohibition ordinance to restrict selling booze of any kind, including two per cent, wmie me narvesi nanas are mere. Dr. and Mrs. Billings of Kansas City came in Saturday to spend a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dixon. They are on their way to Colorado for a summer's vacation. Prof. Kendall of the Department of Husbandry of the State Agricultural College was up from Manhattan the first of the week. He was a guest at the Experiment Station. Jacob Orth has rented his farm to Jacob Schmidt of Freedom and will move to Gorham to help his brother-in-law Joe Witt, now postmaster and im plement dealer of that town. -Probate Judge John Gross issued a, marriage license this week to Mr. Geo. Stegman and Miss Cecilia Meyer, hoth of Victoria. The young man is the son of Chris Stegman, well known in Hays. At Rolla. Mo.. this week the Mormons who preached here and tried to make converts, were egged and when that didn't stop them they were drenched and driven from the street by the use of fire hose. They left town. The work on the new stone church on the Saline near Rev. Kings pro gresses nicely and Deeble & Ellison of Lucas beine the lowest bidders were given the contract for the stone and cement work and plastering. The annual school meeting this year is Thursday, July 16, and a treasurer is to be elected in every district. - The tax levy will have to be made at an ad journed meeting as the new tax law has delayed the tax, rolls so amount of assessable property cannot be ascer tained by that date.