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JOHN FREESE, editor & bus. mgr. Entered as second-class matter, in the post office at Hays, Kansas. Established in 1882 by Harry Freese Independent of any Politics. Published every Saturday morning. Aug. 1, 1908. 1908 AUGUST 1903 SOI. XOX. I3IS. TP ED. IIUR. F&I. SIT. 9 To 17 72 T3 17 7s 76 17 7a" HT 20 2T 22 75 26 27 27 29 Editorial Gossip A western editor says "Politics are funny." Maybe itare(?) but "funny" seems a very mild word. The man who has a vote and doesn't use it at the Primary Election ought to be denied the right to vote in Novem ber. A story entitled "The Long White Trail" ran in the Kansas City Star last week. However, it had no reference to the political struggle in Kansas. Wichita editors are complaining be cause the men were excluded from a recent exhibition of the directoire tjown sheath skirt at one of the city's large dry goods stores. A man who is satisfied with his pres ent station in life is generally the same person who is stagnant. Dissatisfac tion of the proper sort means reaching out for better and higher things. ' It costs the people of the United States $25,000,000 a year to be born, $300,000,000 to be married, $900,000,000 to get drunk and $15,000,000 a year to be buried. What it costs to sober up has not yet been figured out." It takes lots of nerve to make a good press agent but Leland's confederates with headquarters at Topeka certainly take the cake for unprecedented liber ality. They oiler to "let publishers use Leland camnaicrn dates free of charge." Many of the country editors have, either for political reasons or out "of sympathy, published this boiler-plate matter extoling the beautiful character and wonderful integrity of Cyrus Le land, Jr., republican candidate for gov ernor of Kansas. From what his press agents say, it is our opinion that Leland has better qualifications for a Sunday School superintendent than for a gov ernor of the great state of Kansas. "For a shave: 15 eents." This was the decree that went forth from Hays CUy's two barber shops last Saturday. This will not interest many of the la dies, but it is of vital moment to their "better halves," big brothers, etc. Whether a barber earns 15 cents, o whether he is entitled to but 10 cents, for his nigh-impossible task of making the sterner sex more acceptable and pleasing to the eyes of their fairer sis ters is a matter solely dependent upon the customer. So, in our opinion, when the barber gets to basing his charges on the length, strength and age, of his customers faoial adornments he will have hit upon the only fair method. We have all heard how immensely wealthy and powerful the Standard Oil Co. has become, and yet we may learn, if we will, that what our farmers earn in seventeen days out of the year would buy the entire Standard Oil Co. One fairly good American harvest would suffice to purchase the whole of Belgium and still leave us a comfortable margin of cash. Two harvests would purchase Italy; three harvests would pay for Austria, and five harvests if we could get the cash in hand would pay for the whole of Russia. Why, even the" mod est American hen is so gigantic a bird that in one year she produces more than the entire revenues of Portugal and Spain. What the American farm er has furnished for export alone since 1892 just the stuff he raised and could not possibly consume at home would enable him to buy every foot of rail road and all the railroad equipment in America. The money earned by the American farmer through the medium of the hog would pay the salaries of all the monarchs of Europe; and one year's corn crop would not only buy out the harvester trust, but also serve to build three New York subways. Look for the brand on canned goods and see that what you use bears the Exchange Items. Wilson Echo; Miss Mary Haffamier, of Russell, is spending a week with Mrs-.G. A. Lester. What with the notice of the primary election, five different kinds of primary ballots and the delinquent tax list, the official country papers are "getting theirs" lately. The editor of the Oakley Graphic so liloquizes thusly: Some folks go to the devil because they haven't any place else to go. How much nice? it would be to have a city park where they might go occassionally. Colby Free Press: Walter Light lor- merly of this county was married at Manhattan, Kansas, last week to Miss Edna Wilson of that place. They will make their home at Luray, Kansas, where Walt has a position with a hard ware and lumber firm. The Press joins the many friends in extending congrat ulations. Walter Light is a younger brother of Lee R. Light of this city and visited here a short time this spring. Russell Record: Mrs. Anna Gay spent Sunday at her home in Hays H. L..Pe3tana came down from Hays this morning on business matters Miss Lizzie Dee of the south-west country was a Hays visitor last Satur day Miss Bessie Robbins went to Hays last evening to visit her sister, Mrs. Cloie Levick until Sunday Mrs. Carrie Colliver came down from Hays this morning to visit her parents F. S. Rockfeller and wife. Walt Mason anent Long and his cur ious confession: "He is talking, talking-, talking, through the live-long night and day, and is futilely explaining why he yoted that-awav. He is doderiner. ducking, squirming, he is sweating day and night, just to show the Kansas people why he never voted right. He's a-heaving and a-hawing, he is chewing atmosphere; he has spoken forty mil lion words but still it isn't clear why he didn't vote for Kansas when he got his monthly pay, and come back to the people in the good, old-fashioned way." A shy young man had been calling on "the sweetest girl in the world" for many moons but, being bashful, his suit progressed slowly. Finally she decided it was up to her to start some thing, so the next time he called she pointed to a rose in the buttonhole of his coat and said: "I'll give you a kiss for that rose." A crimson flush spread over bis countenance, but the exchange was made after some hesitation on his part. Then he grabbed his hat and started to leave the room, "Why, where are you going?" she asked in surprise. "To the-er-fiorist after more roses. he called back from the front door. Ex. To Save Them the Postage. Pensioners of the government, about 1,000,000 in round numbers, will mail voucners to tne pension agencies in penalty envelopes, commencing with the next payment. This will mean a loss to the costal service in reduced revenues of about $80,000 a year, and a corresponding saving to the veterans. There are four payments a year re quiring the transmission of four vouch ers, or about eight cents in postage for each pensioner. This is authorized by an act passed by Congress last session, which requires the pension agents to send with each voucher which the pen sioner is required to fill out and return, a "penalty envelope." As the August payments have al ready been sent out by most of the pension agents, the order will go into effect with the November payments. Junction City Union. A Rcilroad Man's Prayer. An old railroad employee was con verted at a meeting and was asked to lead in prayer. He hesitated a moment then with a trembling but clear re sounding voice he said reverently: "O, Lord now that I have flagged Thee, lift up my feet from the rough road of life and plant them safely on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me use the safety lamp known as prudence and all the couplings in the train with the link of love and let my hand lamp be the Bible. And Heavenly Father, keep all the switches closed that lead off on the sidings, especially those with a blind end. O, Lord, if it be thy pleas ure, have every semaphore block along the line show the white, light of hope that I may make the run of life with out stopping. And Lord, give us the Ten Commandments for the schedule; and "when I have finished on schedule time and pulled into the dark station of Death may the Superintendent of the Universe say: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, come and sign the pay roll, receive your check for eternal happiness. Guthrie Leadar. Concert every evening at the Olney Music Co's. Store. 3S-tf Notice. As I will be out of the city for a short time my dental rooms will be closed until August 10. 38-2t Dr. Y. H. Jordan, Resident Dentist.. Announcements. FOR STATE SENATOR. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for state senator in the 39th sena torial district of Kansas, subject to the will of the republican voters of the district." Wm. Wells, Hill City, Kans. FOR CONGRESSMAN. I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for congressman of the Sixth District. In this notice it is not practicable to state the measures I believe in, but hope to be able to state them publicly in all parts of the dis trict between this and August 4th, next. Stockton, Kansas. W. B. HAM- REGISTER OF DEEDS. I hereby announce myself as candi date for the republican nomination of Register of Deeds at the Primary elec tion to be held August 4th, and wil appreciate and endeavor to merit all support given me by the voters of the County. JOHN TROTH. WANT ADS. 5c Per Line. It's the grocer's goods marked Lee that sell quickly 38-tf 'Wanted" at Hays Laundry next week: Suits to Clean and Press. First Class Work and Prices right. Phone 62 Drink Hires Root Beer out of the 23-tf keg, at Harkness' "Dolly Varden" Chocolates at Hark ness'. 22-tf Ice Cream, pure and delicious, Sodas and Sundaes at Harkness 28-tf For Sale. Three 5-room cottages; Two 3 room cottages; One 5-acre lot close to town. For terms see John C- Adkins. 23-tf One of the 'best investments about this time of the year i3 a generous ad vertisement in the Free Press. Eye and Ear Surgeon. Dr. M. Jay . Brovn, the Sauna eye and ear specialist will fill his regular monthly date in Hays on MONDAY, AUG. 17. Will be at the Brunswick Hotel. 34-2t Glean Rags Wanted. This office can use about twenty-five pounds of erood. clean rags, suitable for cleaning presses. Price 3c per lb. Free Press. Dolly Varden Chocolates at Hark ness'. .10, .35 and .65. 28-tf QOING AFTER THE LI C G. Ysa ne4 somothin to cit p dish-tat and kill pfthttltM. EtRUSO- D OAFS OURG INEXPENSIVE BA9Y TO W kT a. special book let oa dluues of lool trjr. . C&22 or writ for ccie. A For Sale By G. A. Harkness j 117) 50 YEARS' V" "V EXPERIENCE .-;f;t'v TRADE MARKS V'l Designs f v Ot Copyrights &c. AnTone pewding a skett b and description mi) jntcklr ascertain c-ur opinion free whether an urention is probably pnterUahle. Communis, -tons strictly confidential. HAfiCEOOK on Patent jent free. tMdest aeeney for becunug patents. Patents taken through Mma & Co. recelft Htcuii notice, without charge, 'n the Scientific American. A handsomely Ul'nrtrated weekly. I.!ree.t cir culation of any scientific Journal. Terms, f3 a year: four months, $L Sold by all newsdealer. Co.fJ!ev?cr!i Professional and I Business .Cards S E. A. Rea, Zlttorney at Law, Office over JPostofflce. Phone 129. WM. JORDAN, RESIDENT DENTIST " Phone 84. - Hays, Kans. 0. M. HOLMQUIST, attorNey-at-law. HAYS CITY. KANSAS, OFFICE OVER 1ST NATIONAL BANK. Phone 180. J. U. CATUDAL. Physician & Surgeon. Phone f Office 34, I Residenee 46 hays, Kansas. Office Citizen? Bank block- Hays City Laundry FRED ILIFF, PROP. ALL WORK FIRST ...GLASS... We also do chemical clothes cleaning. . . V Work called for and delivered. ! Phone 62. Insure your wheat stacks with C.W.. Miller Insurance against fire from any cause. It will cost less than burning a fire guard. It's Your Fau If you miss the good things in groceries. F4o grocer will make you take his"Just as Good" if you insist on having Pure Food Products (Gave the Coupons) Your Best Friend in time of need is a fat bank account. It will stand by you when, all others fail. The way to acquire this fat account is to begin depositing . and keep at it. i The Citizens' State Bank accepts very small sums and in vites "you to start an account with it to-day. After once commenc ing, you will need no urging to add to your account. The bene fits will be so obvious J i ' . Drugs, ' Perfumes? Toilet Articles, Books,; Stationery Sundries, Cigars. Ice Cream, Sodas and Sundaes. Prescriptions carefully and promptly filled. sa ss g? Furniture t Carpets, Curtains, Matting, Wall Paper, Pictures, Picture Frames, Etc : j c Good Wall Paper at 5c a Roll. WINDOW SHADES. M prices.. BABY CARRIAGES, to suit. Largo assortment Carpet samples 3 WE INVITE YOU IF IBLl 5 " 23t JEST""-" a Going to 'Build This Spring ? That it is cheaper in the long run to Build than it is to Rent is a conceded fact. One year's rentals amount to twice as much as the interest on a is money earned don't rent, building a home of you own. We can supply you with TT u M at reasonable prices and we will gladly figure your needs with out extra charge. . U Also can supply LIME, CEMENT, and Building Materials which you will need in building your home or making improve ments. Come in and see us. Cn H T A number of different kinds and grades U 1 La. at varying prices. .n C . Schwaller S So D ( L00K Over '. U Your, implements and see what you will need to do the Spring work. Don't deceive yourself by thinking you can do another year's work with an implement that has "served its time. You will find it cheaper in the long run to buy a new Wagon, Mower or Harrow, than to try to get along with patched-up implements. Full line of Repairs for all Implements. Mver (Successors to John Schlyer & Sons) DC DO Opposite Depot Phone 76. UiidcrtaMii TO IHSPECT OUR GOODS. 1 building investment. Money saved S when you can save money by O C i c : Airimlr&oldl