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V n TT?e Si. L. J. i i VOLUME XXVI. AYS, ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS, OCTOBER 3, 1908. NUMBER 44. bp LD L.N v in 1TD 0(d 3 J To the Voters of Ellis County: I am a candidate for Representative of this county on the Republican ticket. If elected I will try and do my duty as a representative of the people and not of a party. I may be pre vented from makig a thorough canvass of the county, but if I should not meet you I hope you will consider yourselves inter viewed. I am yours truly, JAMES BEHAN. 0 LOCAL NEWS. & Conoley and Grant! j Reth Dicker has gone east to see the ' BighM. prtn Vullen left last Friday night for Dcrrvr, Colo. Ve grocer's goods marked Lee tbr ?c II quickly. 38-tf V ' up-to-date suits at Zeigler's Clo'lig Store. Tr V Stout was here this week trs-n'ting business. Thro.'n only ten days left for prairie chi v i hunting this year, as the sea son rlosofl October 15. Look for the brand on canned goods an. I " that what you use bears the Lcc Trade Mark. 38-tf M' Gertrude Bice, who is teaching In i k Plainville schools, spent Sunday wiih home folks here. Th Good Hope school started Sept. 21, with the Misses Kate and Pearl Jo Vi ns teachers and an enrollment of twenty- six. P r?.er Tillotson took a trip this week to isit old friends at his former home In Decatur county and attend to busi nc natters. TO TO-KO, the perfect picture hold er. Utter than an album for your photo gr., hs at Spratt's Book Store. 44-tf The ten-cent shaves at the south aidu barber shop adjoining the Weisner stot- U already drawing lots of custo ms M and Mrs. Roger Miller, former ret.J nts of Hays but now of Manhat . tar. nre here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Nulton and old friends E -vry thing in Musical instruments fro n a piano to a jew's harp at Spratt's Bcli Store. 44-tf V.'ord comes that W. J. Haddock and wk are on their way nome caving naa a pleasant visit in the Colorado moun tain!. II 'gent Harry Grass of LaCrosse at tested the Regents meeting and the ach ol picnic last Friday and his friends In town were glad to see him. W. A. Smith is having his cottage, on cast Normal avenue, painted snow wlie, making it look very pretty am ng the trees. Mrs. Cowan and son Delbert came ho-ne Monday morning. They have b n visiting in Kansas City and Shel don, Ma This week Atty. Freese secured a bones tead in the southwest part of the county for a young man named An - dnws. Typewriter for sale. Inquire at This Office. Q lite a number of our citizens who K.ve pretty lawns paid their dollar on 'Thursday and will continue to sprinkle tW lawns during October. N )w that the evagelist has come and t j of the wickedness of the ladies lr, their social gatherings by playing eJ3 while they gossiped, one of our Wi-is who had announced a big focial k'inga" will likely change the muse cnta. The ladies will play "Buttoi! Futton" and "Pussy In the Comer." O men folks will enjoy themseles in the dining room smoking and listening to a phonograph repeat Taft- Bryan Fjoochea. Later both will join in a cir cle and play "Drop the Handkerchief." Refreshments will follow. I you want to sell something if vou wnt to buy something, chip in a Quart er nnd try this paper and you will find the notice will bring results. Try it. Others have and have succeeded. Mr. Weils Challenged Over Tne Atwood. Kan., Sept. 8. 1908. -Hon. t T, ocr in in; imrty-nmtn District of Kansas, Hill City. Kan. D r Sir: Believing it to t the dire of the people that the issues oX this po lw.il campaign should t i-resentcd and discussed before them publicly in a manner fair to all. I bee to inform ou that if ; u. . in joint discussion of such issues and tht coantiea of this Senatorial District and vtMj mui raaonaoje ana proper. Respectfully submitted. Frkd Robertson. Ur. Wells refused to accept the above challenge, saying this la not a earn pafcn of speech-oaking, and that he cannot make a speech anyway If be can not make a speech and thus eonvey his ideas to hi associates, how can he hepe to influence anyone In the Kansas Senate were he a member of that body? tie Senate, more than anywhere else, do the people need able men, men who can convince others and brir- tiem to thair beliefs. This can ba doaa ia no c-tier trry tisn by debats and trssest - u : Conoley and Grant! Mrs. Treat is home again from her trip to Colorado. Friday was examination day at the public school. It comes now once a month. Mrs. C. W. Reeder if enjoying a visit to Excelsior Springs, Mo., with Mr. and Mrs. A. P. West. "Dolly Varden" Chocolates at Hark ness' 22-tf The World's Scrap Book will hold and index for ready reference 500 to 1000 clippings. See Spratt's Book Store. 44-tf Mrs. Frank Monroe and daughter, Estalee. of Lincolnville, Kansas, are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westbrook. Mrs. Horton of McCracken, accom panied by her sister, visited her daugh ter, who is attending the State Normal school here, on Tuesday. Tablets and all kinds of school sup plies are not a side line with us, it is our 'principal business, therefore Spatt's Book Store is the place to buy. 44-tf The Normal School students this week got out the second number of the school paper, The Western Normal Leader, for the year, containing lots of good news for the school. Mrs. Tillotson, in the Stainer build ing opposite Philip's hardware store, will serve meals and farmers and their families, when they come to town and want a homelike meal, should give her a call. October first the reduced rates of postage went into effect between this and the English government and now you can mail a letter weighing an ounce or less to any place in the United King dom for two cents. More Post Cards at Spratt's Book Store than at all other stores in Hays combined. 44-tf The Conoley and Grant meetings are on. A special appeal is made to all Christian people to come and identify themselves with the forward Move ment. Everybody is invited to the Lutheran church for these meetings. Don't forget, please. Get in at the start! Mens Meeting. Sunday, 3 o'clock p. m. in the Luth eran church. Evangelist Conoley speaks on "The Big Three. " Mr. Grant and chorus will sing. While the attendance was small on account of the revival meeting, the Majestic show last Wednesday even ing was better than the week previous. Everything was new, an entire change of program by different artists. The moving pictures were excellent, being instructive, life-like and some very amusing, while the vaudeville part was good. The fiddler was hard to beat and the magician and acrobats did welL Be sure and go next Wednesday night as it is worth the twenty-five and thirty-five cents admission charged. Over at the Experiment Station some time ago they dug three sauares of dirt, kept one and shipped the ethers in sacks to the experiment stations in California and Missouri. Thev will be deposited in the pits dug there and a test made to see if it U the soil the climate that produces a certain quality of wheat. Our Station has received sacks of soil from those states and will make the same experiment here and all three states will watch the results with much expectation. Range for Sale. We offer for sale a range almost new at our house on Fort and Juniata St. --ltx Geo. Merrill. To Joint Discussion District. William Wells, Republican Candidate mirh A;a,; v.- w j ,, ... under such circumstances and regula- Gathering corn is now the work at the Experiment Station and some of it is turning out very fine. A new line of ladies' coats just re ceived at Zeiglers. The first frost of the season came this week, requiring covering of ten der plants. A drizzling rain came this way last Friday evening but did not last long. It was followed by a cold spell. A brother of Miss Keller, with his wife, from Oklahoma has been here on a visit for several days. He is a Meth odist minister. Mr. and Mrs. Barney Mullen arrived last week from Wisconsin for a visit with his brother, Eugene Mullen and family of this city. Supt. McClelland went to Manhattan this week to buy a car of hogs for the Experiment Station. Then to Kansas City to get a car of horses and two cars of sheep to stock up the station. Jacob Feitz had the misfortune to lose his Jersey cow this week. She got loose, ate too much and died. Owners of cows around town should be very careful now to keep their stock well tied up at night. The Hays boys at K. U. on last Fri day afternoon saw a splendid game of football and their club badly defeat the Emporia Normal. A rain came up during the game giving all a good soak ing. John Gerken came up from Lawrence this week to close up his matters here. He has bought a nice brick house in Lawrence and is nicely settled and re ports the Hays and Ellis boys doing well. r THOUGHTS BY WALDO PONDRAY W ARRET! THE MASTER'S EYE THERE is an ancient provsra that "the mastar'a eye do nwfl - war-jc- than both his Viands." Ths - modarn version of the master's aye Is a card catalogue system that keeps a record of the work of thousands of employes of a great industrial institution. In passing such a card file the other day 1 made inquiry about it, and the manager said: "This is our system for keeping track of the mistakes mads by employes. Nearly every mistake we discover in any part of the work is traced back to the employe who made It, and it is recorded here against his name." "Do you point out each person's mistakes to him at the timet" "Oh, yes. Especially when they amount to much. But we don't speak about every mistake. That would only con fuse the employes and make them fearful and probably lead to making more errors." "What do you find is the cause for most mistakes?" "Carelessness almost every time." "How does your system affect that?" "Well, he said, "the mere fact that we keep such a record is a stimulus to employes to be careful. Even if we never looked up a card it would be worth while keeping up the system just for the general influence it has. Cut we refer to it often. And we know it works because the percentage of mistakes is lowered from year to year." (Copyright, 1M7, by Joseph B. Bow 1m.) Ellis County Vocalist Word comes that Miss Sophia, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dickinson of the East Saline and Hays, is now elegantly located in Chicago and has become a student and has a room in the home of her instructor Madame Medini Cassidy on Ellis avenue and her many friends here are expecting grand results. In a musical Announcement of an en tertainment to be given at one of the principal theaters in Chicago, at which Madame Medini was to take part, we find this discription of her as a star: 'Madame Medini, known througoat Europe as the American Dramatic Pri ma Donna, met with such success in the Royal Theater of Venice, Naples, iuiian, Aiaita, Korae and Athens that she received command concerts before His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, the late Queen Victoria and Verdi, the famous Italian composer, who journeyed to Paris to hear her sing his favorite Opera. At the funeral of our late martyred president, she sang his favor ite hymn, "Lead Kindly Light" by special request of Mrs. McKinley. During Madame Medini'B engage ment with the Papa's Boy Company, she will sing selections from Grand Opera, including the Jewel bcene from Faust. She will also sing a number of old time ballads, among which may be mentioned, "Annie Laurie," "The Last Rose of Summer" and "Home Sweet Home." SI Big Sacrifice, $1250 bays a '06 5 passenger Franklin Tearing car; fully equiped, top, lamps, fpeedistemeter, glass front, chain grips, extra tires and tire cases, inner tubes, cost new $3150; guaranteed and will ac cept first STer. G. D. Arm , Rev. W. N. Conoley, Evangelist. They are here! Conoley and Grant. Hear them Sunday Don't take chances on food products Use Lee Brand. 38-tf John Adkins is home from his vaca tion and bacc to his work in the bank. The drop curtain and scenery have been placed in the new auditorium at the Normal. Mrs. Brown returned Saturday even ing from her Kansas City trip and re ports Miss Katie doing nicely. Dolly Varden Chocolates at Hark ness'. .10, .35 and .65. 28-tf Frank Kent, a former resident of Havs but now of Wyoming, was here this week visiting his brother, H. L. Kent. Work on the new cottage at the Ex periment Station has commenced and will be located south of the big board ing house. A cold spell this week caused stoves to be put up and lighted for a few days. The new moon drove the cold away and now it is delightful weather. It's no fault of the cook or grocer if you do not specify "Lee" Brand. 38-tf Evangelistic meetings begun last Sunday in the Lutheran church, it being too cold to hold meetings in the tent. The church was crowded at both ser vices. The Regents of the Normal have given Miss Keller a vacation' of a cou ple weeks to visit Normal schools in other states and gain new ideas in re gard to Normal work. ON BUSINESS David Bispham at, the Normal Nov. 9. David Bispham, the famous baritone, whose local visit here November 9, is awaited with interest, studied for ora torio in Italy, where he became imbued with the charm of the old masters. His first oratorio appearance in Eng land was at the Norwich Festival, while his first in America was in New York with the New Yoric Oratorio Society. He has snng repeatedly for the New York Oratorio Society, with the Han del & Haydn of Boston and his own Cecelian Society in PhiJadephia, and at various festivals throughout the coun try. Among the famous conductors with whom Mr. Bispham has appeared in oratorio are Sir Joseph Barnby, con ductor at the Royal Albert Hall, Au gust Manns of the Crystal Palace, Sir Arthur Sullivan, for years conductor of the Bach Choir in London, Albert Ran- degger, the English authority on ora torio work. Sir Frederick Cowar. con ductor of the Philharmonic Society of London and Sir Hurbert Parry, for whom he appeared for thp first time in his oratoric "Job." Have You a Farm for sale? We have customers for Eliis county land. " Send us a discription of your farm and lowest price and we be lieve we can find you a customer. Our charges are reasonable. Address ClPRA. & STKATMANN, Jan. J. Holyrood, Kansas. Ganncrs Forbidden. Trespassing with gun or dog on the northwest fourth and south half of sec tion S4 in township 14, range 18, south of reservation ia positively prohibited undsr penalty of the law. Keep cS. M. E. Dixon is on a visit to Kansas City for a few days. Most of the farmers report their wheat fields doing nicely. This Friday was very windy and poe ple are hoping a rain is coming soon. Since the cold spell the weather has been delightful and all of October is apt to be so. John Adkins is having city water run to his moved cottage on east Wil son avenue. Flora Troth is spending Saturday visiting Margaret and Carrie Wagner J south of town. The city was full of wheat wagons this Friday, the price still keeping around 90 cents a bushel. Observe the foundation of the new house of John Adkins and see what a nice foundation the cement blocks make. Her many friends here will be glad to hear that Miss Mignonne Bratt is assisting in the Farmers State Bank at Russell. Note that Miss Isaacson desires some music scholars. She is an excellent musician and has had great success with her former pupils. Ladies should remember that this office can get them elegant engraved visiting cards at small cost, or print some nearly as nice at smaller cost. Zeiglers have a full line of ladies' coats and men's suits. Evangelistic Bulletin for Sunday. 11:00 a.m. "The Home." 3:00 p m. To men-"The Big Three." Ice Cream, pure and delicious. Sodas and Sundaes at Harkness' 28-tf A letter from our former townsman, E. J. Morgan, tells that he is doing nicely in Washington D. C. and wishes to be remembered to old friends. Music Lessons. Miss Nellie Isaacson, Teacher of Pia no, Leschetizky Method, Hotel Bruns wick. Phone 225. 45-4t Politicians should remember that the Free Press is not bound to any party or any cafidat'e'or fheir'f riends. - You can have in any desired notices during the campaign at regular advertising rates. t Don't fail to read over the report of the Citizens' State Bank in another column, showing the continued prosper ity in our county. Their deposit ac count has gone up to over $300,000 and they have few borrowers. At the Normal picnic last Friday evening Editor Amerine, the Regent, showed he could be as young as the students and entered into their sports as one of them. The pupils now all "swear by Amerine," for "He's a jolly good fellow." Brother Conoley and Grant personal ly have made a good impression upon the people of Hays. They are conse crated Christian men and have come to do us good. They preach the word in its simplicity and power. There is room for Everybody in the Lutheran church every evening at 7:30. Cold weather coming on, was found too cold for the the tent proposed gospel meeting so it was folded up and shipped back to the factory. This is unfortunate as hundreds would have gone to the meetings in a tent who will not enter a church. Another dirt dam has been put in at the Normal, that will last until the next high water. It was generally un derstood that the regents would put in a permanent, cement one out of this splendid crop from the wheat lands, but it seems the dam must wait and many students come here each year to find none of this advertised enjoyment. List Your Farms. I have several customers for farms in this county. If yours is for sale let me know," a reasonable price will bring a buyer. ' See C. W. Miller, 43-3t Hays, Kansas. jYew Barber Shop. Located on Chestnut street, adjoin ing Weisner store. Your patronage solicited. 43-tf Plowing Wanted We are prepared to do plowing with our steam plowing outfit. Address E. L. WOOD, Ellis, Kansas. 43-4t Property for Sale. A house, eight lots, trees, windmill, on east side of town will be sold cheap. See or address Jack Wolf, 44-tf Hays, Kansas. . MJs for Sale. . - We have some young pigs for sale at our farm south of the Reservation. Phone 14 or see Dignity, and Even are more Questions of than some people 1$ If you would have that DIGNITY and DRESSY LOOK Call on the HAYS TAILOR. A. M. McKIE THE HAYS TAI PHONE NO. SO 5 29? SS5SSS33S j Soda NESS'. Water of Quality at Hark-2S-tf A sister of Eugene Mullen is here on a visit. Drink Hires Root Beer out of the keg, at Harkness' 23-tf iVeiv Meat Market- I have opened up the Johnson Butch er shop on north Main street and will sell you the best of meets at the lowest prices. See or phone me. 37-tf Hoy Thomas. "If it isn't an Eastman, it isn't a kodak." Harkness has kodaks and supplies. 21 -tf Mrs. George Wilson of Grinnell is here on a visit to her parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Cox. At J. B. Basgall's they are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl that has come to gladden their home. a gay joyiaria ran away witn an other man's wife at Abilene and came to Hays, where they were caught. The man was sent to jail for ten days, the woman to California to her pa rents. The man who did the trick was J. C Bottomer. Saturday Afternoon Club . October 3. Program on Richard III. Hostess Mrs. A. D. Colliver. Roll Call Board of Control. The Richard of Shakespeare and the Richard of History. Mrs. Picken. Society News by our Society editor. A Lutheran Lent. The cruel joke played on Rev. Wiest this week reminds old timers of 'times' in the Lutheran church. The evange list comes here, it is too cold for tent meetings, so they are held in the Luth eran church. The first night the. audi ence are told of the wickedness of card playing and, aa at nearly every party given this season by the ladies the evening was spent in a pleasant game of cards, it hit home. And to add to the agony Rev. Smith tells these ladies not to give pennies and nickels to the collection box, but drop in tneir quart ers, fifty-cent pieces and dollars, so in stead of parties it is lent with the so cial hi dies of our city. This reminds some of the days when a new minister would come to the Luth eran church, who would preach elegant sermons, pointed somewhat, and hit Jim, Ike and Jakey pretty hard, but they bided their time and took the rak ing in good humor. Finally they got Killer ger here, and such lovely ser mons, crowds flocked to the church. But it was noticed that Jim, Ike and Jakey rubbed their hands and were anx ious to keep the minister, for it was secretly found out that he was a full fledged "sport" and drove the fastest trotter any afternoon on the race track, which all enjoyed. Even a dear Bap tist deacon brought out his span of high steppers to keep the Lutheran com pany. But the minister soon fled and the "sports" still remained here for future enjoyment. Hys City Book store $ is the place to buy your School Books and School supplies. Everything in the Book and Stationary line. 2 . Stationers' sundries, Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes and Smokers supplies. We also carry in stock PIANOS and all kind of musical instruments of the Salina Music Co. t Don't forget the Place. I First door north of Post Office. PKoneNo. 96. f ' $ . J. R SPRATT I Holiness, too COAT and WAISTCOAT imagine. "Dickens." I I LOR OPP. 1ST NAT. BANK. Candidate Robertson is anxious to get into a joint debate with Candidate Wells on the issues of the day and in another column his committee publish his challenge. While out gunning last Sunday Blythe Pratt had the misfortune to be shot in the eye with a stray shot and will like ly lose the use of that eye. He was taken to Topeka for treatment. Paul Drees also got an accidental shot in the foot, causing a painful wound. A few of the celebrated Folding Tablets can still be Spratt's Book Store. Glenfield found at 44-tf Ellis Review. County Attorney Shutts was an Ellis visitor on business Tuesday. Miss Bertha Pratt of Hays spent Sunday in Ellis the guest of Misa Marie Kane. Misses Franie and Nellie Haffamier joi Hays spent Sunday in Ellis the j firsts of their sister, Mrs. M. Stehley. i M il ii ra. zvrcnur Meserve and children left Wednesday night for Cheyenne Wells and Denver where they will visit relatives. Quite a number from Hays spent Sunday visiting with friends in Ellis. We noticed Mr. Catudal and children. Mrs. H. Addiaon, Mrs. Will Jordan, There were several others whose names we did not learn. Sheriff George Brown of Hays was an Ellis visitor this week and was at tending to some business and visiting with friends. George has many friends here who are glad that he is up for his second term for sheriff of Ellis county. He has made a good sheriff and will get a nice vote in this part of the county, as he will in all parts of the county. Accidently Poisoned. Keith Morris Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Zeigler of this city, died Wednesday evening, from accidental strychnine poisoning. Mrs. Zeigler and Keith were at the home of Dr. Winslow at the time the accident occurred. Mrs. Winslow and Mrs. Zeigler were prac ticing some church music and Keith was playing about the house. The lib tie fellow reached upon the table where there were several bottles of medicine and took the one with the strychnine pellets in it and emptied the contents. In a short time he became very ill and threw up a number of the pellets. Drs. Winslow and Miller worked with the little fellow and did all that medical science and human skill could do to save his life, but he sank into convul sions and in a short time passed away. He was sick only about two hours and a half. The accident is a very sad one and is the second death in this family in a lit tle over a year by accident, and the family has the sympathy of every per son in the city and county in their sad bereavement. Keith was two years eight months and twelve days old. He was a bright cheerful little son, the idol of the houshold and full of life up to the time of taking the poison. Oak ley Graphic.