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THE MAYS 1L VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 12 HAYS, EJUS COUNTY. KANSAS , THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 1918. SUBSCRIPTION $150 PER YEAR ) 'a !lfhen The War is Over there will be just two kinds of people THOSE WHO DID HELP THOSE WHO DID NOT HELP Which Class Are You In Join the army of helpers, open a bank, account and save your money to make it possible for the Government to carry on this war for Democracy. We are ready to serve you at all times HAYS, Food Inspectors Seize 100,000 Cans of Corn St. Louis, Mo. Feb. 16. One hundred thousand cans of corn, shipped to St. Louis from Iowa, have been condemned as impure by the state food and drug inspector. About 10,00 cans have been confiscated by inspectors, and they are trying to i-'.d the 90,000 cans that have been sent to retail grocers. PROCLAMATION The Mayor's Office Whereas, by the laws of both the Nation and State of Kansas the Twenty-second day of February is a legal holiday; And Whereas, the said day com memorates the birthday of George Washington, whose name and mem ory is revered and held sacred the world over for being a brave, true, honest and upright man; a man who dared and risked all for our country, and though maligned and slandered yet was truly loved by those who knew him best, but was feared and dreaded by tyrants and traitors; Now, therefore, I, Geo. Philip, Jr., Mayor of the City of Hays, do here by proclaim Friday the 22nd day of February, 1918, as a holiday for the City of Hays, and desire that all places of business be closed from 12 M., for the rest of the day. And that all the inhabitants of the city in com memoration of the red letter day of our nation do something to support the government founded and estab lished by Washington. Done at Hays, Kansas, this, the 20th day of February, A. D., 1918, of the Independence of the United States, the one hundrd forty-second, the Statehood of Kansas the fifty- 5 --.enth ana t : incorporation of the City the thirty-third. Attest: Geo. Philip, Jr., Mayor. (L. S.) Peter Holzmeister, City Clerk. FARM LOANS. R 1 1 . fp Abstracts OUR BARREL If you contemplate making a Loan, do not fail to see us. We want your Farm Loan and will make you a rate to get it- Plenty of Money and NO EXTRA COMMISSION. ABSTRACTS We own the MOST COMPLETE, ABSOLUTELY CORRECT AND UP TO DATE SET OF ABSTRACT BOOKS in Ellis County. Realizing that, one can not do good work with "poor tools we have spared neither time nor money making up this set. We are BOND ED Abstracters for Ellis County and are employed by all prominent banks and successful business men. Our books are posted up each day and our Abstracts PROTECT. Our Abstractor is an expert in this line of work. We will save you time and MONEY on your Abstract. Our reputation for FAIR and PROMPT ADJUSTMENT and PAYMENT OF LOSSES is so well established, no further proof is required. The Companies we represent are TRIED, TRUE and SAFE. If you would be safe, INSURE WITH ONE WHO KNOWS HOW. . It shall give us pleasure to assist and serve youat any time. J. H. SCDAEFER Loan & Abstract Co. KANSAS , Temperance Medal Program at High ! School Auditorium, Saturday Evening at 8:00 o'clock Violin Solo Selected - :: Melford Bosserman Invocation ' '.".Cir:; Rev. Hale Song "Hurrah for .the Flag" Mildred Lee and chorus Reading "The Battle for Free dom" No. 1 Reading "America's Moral Obli gation" No.2 Piano Duet "Camp or Glory" ....Bessie Tillotson and Ada Miller Reading "A Challenge to Every Patriotic Citizen" No.3 : Song "Mollie and the Baby" ' Several Young Patriots i Reading "Boys of America" No. 5 Song "Arouse Ye!" Faythe Logan and chorus Reading "The Ship Went Down" No. 6 Reading "The Man of the Hour" No. 7 Offering Violin Solo "Cavatine" (RaffX - Melford Bosserman Solo "Guardian Angel" (orig inal) Bryant Hale Presentation of Medal Prof. Lee Closing Song by Contestant and Chorus Benediction Rev. Rogers Saturday Afternoon Club February 23rd. Place of Meeting Public Library Roll Call. Lesson: Current History; Text, "Literary Digest" February 9 and 16. Leader Mrs. W. A. Lewis Club meets every Saturday to make Surgical Dressings. Lessons conduct ed at the regular meetings. Eight good residence lots for sale. Inquire at Free Press office. nsurance 190S-1918 Ten Years in the Business INSURANCE I C - M. Wann it hnrlr frnm a. trin to the Pacific coast. The Music Club met with Mrs. Shively cn Tuesday afternoon. Prof. T M Wood left Friday morn ing, on a visit to friends at Fort 3iley. Roger Miller came home from Funston, to spend Sunday, with his family. It is not expected that the call for the second draft-will occur before the first of June. Editor Harry Stock was down from Bunkerhill, Monday, at the be hest of the examining board. C. W. Miller, Jr., is attending the annual meeting of the Masonic grand Lodge at Topeka, this week. The Ladies Aid of the Lutheran Church will meet with Mrs. Thomas Carrick on Thursday, February 28th. Rev. Hale, who' is a trustee of Sa lina Wesleyan University, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in commit tee meeting in that city. Eight men are required from Ellis County to finish the balance of the first draft. They will leave for Funs ton, Monday, February 24th. rrs. Mary A. Brown, the editor's mother-in-law, left last Friday morn ing, for a short visit with friends and relatives at Marysvile, Kansas. A letter received from Lieutenant Azel Cochran, who is stationed at 'siMigton, D. C. states that he is making good and likes the work. Ralph Archer is home from Kansas City, where he enlisted in the flying department of Uncle Sam's army. He does not expect to be called for duty for some time, however. Mrs. Lew Miller has been very ill at the hoscital. but at this writmcr is believed to be out of danger. Her narents. Mr. and Mrs. W. TT. Stnn- field of Alton, Kansas, are here. Quite a number of people in Hays planted a patch of Pinto beans and spring, but the only person, who was succesful was Dr. Wilson. He says he has beans and beans and then more beans. It's a cold day when Judge B. C. Arnold wears an overcoat, but Tues day morning we noticed that the Judge not only wore a heavy overcoat but also a fur cap pulled well down over his ears. A great many families in Hays, are feeding two, three and some as high as seven hogs and proposed cutting down the profits of the packing hous-; es over on the Big Muddy by raising j their own meat. i President W. A. Lewis left Tues day for. Atlantic City, to' attend a ! meeting of colleges as a representa tive of the Fort Hays Normal Col lege. He will visit Washington, D. C, before returning. " j "Knitting for soldiers at seventy nine" headed a recent newspaper ac count. That's good ; but Hays has a woman who, in her eighty-sixth year is knitting for soldiers. We refer to Mrs. King of East Normal Avenue. W. R. Smith, the present state prin ter, who has served in that capacity for three years last past, has an nounced liimself as candidate for a second term. He has made good in more ways than one and should suc ced himself. Mrs. Geo. Philip, Sr., since the or ganization of the Red Cross in Hays, besides attending to her usual house hold duties has knit forty sweaters for the Sammies. From all reports this seems to be the highest number of sweaters knit by any one person in the state. It is certainly a high percen tage. Dr. Vermillion came to Hays on Tuesday and is busy packing his household goods preparatory to mov ing to Wichita, in a day or two. We regret- the removal of this excellent famliy from our midst, but hope the future holds only prosperity and hap piness for them in their new home. Four lots with seven room house and barn for sale. -Inquire at Free Press office Although last year was an unusual dry year, even for Western Kansas, a great many people succeeded in raising quite a lot of "garden truck" which was mostly canned for winter use. This year they are planning gardens on a more extensive scale. They will most likely raise more than they can use this year and thereby help cut down the high cost of living by put ting the surplus on the market. A good time is anticipated by those who are planning to attend the Washington Birthday Social at the Methodist church on Friday evening. Tice a penny (or less) for every year j All are invited, both young and old. ! Take as many pennies as old as you j are and get the' bag invita-1 tion card at the door to put it in un 5c5s you have already received one 'of these unique invitations. Hon. Hugh B. White paid Hays a visit last week in th einterest of the State tax commission of which he is a member. Mr. White is a farmer from Jewell County and is a thor oughly reliable citizen and a repub lican with legislative experience and is now a republican candidate for congress from the 6th district with the full ear marks of success. With White for our Republican candidate for Congress the Republicans can car ry the flag over the top. The first silver medal temperance contest ever given in Hays, by local talent will be held in the new High School auditorium on Saturday even ing, beginning promptly at eight o'clock. This program is given under the auspices of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and under the training of Mrs. Florence Hale, Sup. erintendent of medal contest work. Seven boys and girls will contest for the medal boys and girls who are filled with temperance messages. Spirited songs and instrumental num bers will intersperse, the program. All are cordially invited to attend. No ad mission will be charged, but an offer ing will be taken. See program elsewhere in this issue. Supt. Christiansen visited the Ellis schools Monday. Miss Macintosh returned home last Wednesday night. Watch for the date of Miss Macin tosh's spring opening. D. C. Kingsley from south of El lis, was in Hays, Tuesday of this week. Miss Mildred Meserve of Ellis, spent the week-end with Miss Alice Craig. ' Miss M." K. Schoenhals entertained at Sunday dinner ,Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B. Lee and children. The Beaver Bank School will stand ardize their school this Friday after noon February 22nd. The Anti-Horse Thief Association met again Monday night,' and per fected a permanent organization. Miss Macintosh has brought home a beautiful line of spring millinery. Her opening date will be announced next week. Miss Julia Mullen is on the sick list this week and Georgia Virmond is teaching the school in District 33, the Philip's school in her stead. Miss Eunice Ellis arrived from St. Louis, last night. Miss Ellis a pro fessional trimmer of much experience and is to be employed by Miss Macin tosh. Miss Eva Wood came over from LaCrosse, Monday, to make her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Blackmun and attend school. Miss Eunice Ellis the trimmer at the Miss Macintosh millinery parlors is a friend of Miss Condit's and will make the Condit home her residence while in this city. Th acetvlenp p-ju? annartna o vn1-rl ed at the Bemis Garage last Saturday ior a snort time, ine nre department and caused considerable commotion was called out and the fire was soon extinguished. The loss was small. Notwithstanding the nrnnhpsv nf several farmers that the wheat in many fields was entirely dead and there would not be half a crop the coming harvest, it has been proven I since late snows, that the most of the 1 crop, while not as far along as it should be, is still in pretty good con dition and will make an average crop nrovidiner it pets the nronpr nmnnnt of moisture this spring. I Desnite the war. the loss rf erntis ! and other discouraging thintrc thnf' have happened during the past year nays nas not stoppea growing. The buildine boom has not lxen pntirlv "squelched." Workmen are busy on tne new city nan, the Ueo. Star res taurant and the King Drug Store are being completed on Chestnut Street. ine citizens banlc will put up a large buildinir coverinc twf-Lits s srvow spring opens which will "be two stories high instead of one story as was con templated and we have also learned of several dwelling houss that will al so be built early next summer. You can t keep a good town down es pecially a Kansas town. NORMAL NOTES Miss Belle Davis of Studley." has enrolled in school. Beatrice Kirkman is bnardinc at the the club during the absence of her aunts. Miss Eva Welty has been absent from school the past week because of severe throat trouble. Ray Davis has taken charge of the Commercial Department filling the vacancy left by Britts Harris. Jean Cave has taken the principal ship of the high school of Paradise, which was left vacant by Jack Bice, who is waiting for his call by Uncle Sam. Prof. Read arrived at his class room last Saturday morning, all out of breath and hurriedly dismissed them saying he had a new student at the hospital. Work for the Junior Red Cross is being planned and Miss Agnew will have charge of a class in Surgical Dressings at the High School on Mon day afternoon. THE LEADER wishes to commend the Dining Club force particularly Mr. Cave, Mr. and Mrs. Singleton and Miss Milstead for the manner in which they served the all-school luncheon on Presidents Day. Ralph Archer was successful in passing his examination for entrance intothe aviation corps as a flier. There were eleven that took the ex amination at the same time but only three were successful. District Curt Notes The divorce case of Tony Marz vs. Thelma Marz was taken under ad visement. Judgment for Pete Penney against W. A. Eppler. ' In Lang against Denning the jnry answered some questions, but failed to agree on a verdict. Judgment, of $400 against J. J. Linderman in favor of Mrs. Viers. New trial was denied in Niles & Moser against King Bros., U. P. R. R. Co., and H. L. Felten. Last fall the jury brought in a verdict for the rail road company. In the matter of the estate of Clyde Moore, deceased, the court or dered the case demanded to the Pro bate Court. ' The jury brought in a verdict in favor of W. A. Baker in his case against Wm. Bunker. It was a fore closure of a lien for labor and ma terial. Mabel Blaising was granted a di vorce from her husband John Henry Blaising. The custody of their child was also awarded to her. On Monday night the court was held in the Clerk's office. The Anti Horse Thief Association No. 229 held their meeting in the court room. Over 100 members have" been elect ed. The motion to quash in City of Hays against K. C. Haas was over ruled. ' MISSION NOTES The holy mission at St. Joseph's Cacholic Church wa3 solemnly closed last Sunday evening after the usual evening meditations. The Te Deuin was chanted by the whole congrega tion and thanks rendered to the Most ' High for the many graces bestowed during the two weeks of the mission. On Monday morning at 8:30 a sol emn requiem was chanted for the repose of the souls of all the depart ed of St- Joseph's church and short German and English sermons on pur gatory was delivered by one of the missionary fathers. The largest audience during the mission filled the church last Sunday evening. Every member of the con gregation and a large number of non- catholics filled the church and listened to the stirring words of the Reverend preacher. As an appreciation of the great work of the good missionary fathers the members of the congregation con tributed most liberally to a fund which the fathers will use in their col lege for the education of young men to the priesthood. Now that the mission has closed the Catholics who attended the same should show by their example that they have profitted by the two weeks of spiritual exercises by so conduct ing themselves as to give no scandal by their manner of life, but be an example and an axhortation to all with whom they come in contact. The missionary fathers, after abid ing with us on Monday and resting after their most arduous labors, de parted for the east on Tuesday morn ing. The gpd wishes of all, who heard them accompanies them. A plot containing six good lots for sale. Inquire at Free Press of fice. EXPERIMENT STATION NOTES District Demonstration Agent W. A. Boj-s, and Cereal Specialist E. A. Kiene spent Monday helping arrange for the construction of two pit silos, 16x30 each for Mr. Ed Kraus, who is in the hospital at present. Several of the Station's scientific force have visited wheat fields in dif ferent sections of this and adjoining counties and pronounce the wheat in fair condition. Even the wheat in corn stubble which looks dead was found to be alive at the roots. Fav orable weather will produce nearly a normal crop this year. Supt. Chas. R. Weeks and Herds man Arthur L. Burkholder, attended a pure-bred Hereford sale held at Manhattan, last week. They bought three pure-bred Hereford bulls, and one Percheron stallion. These bulls are of excellent type and sold excep tionally cheap at the sale, while heif ers and cows at the same sale' went unusually high. ' ' V Great numbers of farmers visited the Experiment Station daily either to list seed they have to sell, or find out where they can secure good seed that will grow. Supt. Weeks will spend Sunday and Monday in Sherman County in the interest of the State Council cf De fense and Food Administration. Mr. I. T. Bode, State Forest Nurs eryman, left Wednesday for Garden City, to help the Garden City Experi ment Station plan their tree planting. Mr. W. A. Boys, District Demon stration Agent, will conduct a Farm ers Institute at Winona, Saturday. April 10th, is the date for the an nual Round-Up at which time the live stock experiments will be closed and the people will have a chance to see the results for themselves. Two large residence lots on Broad way for sale. Inquire at Free Press office. . Teachers Assoc iaion Meet. The Ellis County Teachers Associa tion met at the High Schol in Hays, on Saturday, February 16th. The county contest to select contestants to represent Ellis County in the Gold en Belt contest was held. The atten dance of teachers and patrons was good and much interest was mani fested. The following teachers were present: C. A. Shively, Floyd B. Lee, Annie P. Hopkins, Maude McMindes, Prudence Morgan, Margaret Boomer, Mary Callahan, Bena Morse, Jessie Dobson, Annabelle Sutton, Lydia Weigel, S. L. Soper, Ruth Harne, A. A. Bailey, Charlotte Hussey, Rilla Hussey, Flora Wolback, Ruth Cox, Clarissa McNay, Amy Leger, Eulalia McNay, Mary M. Hedges, Freda Beleke, Nelle E. West. Cecil Mitchell, Jennie L. Shaw, Sarah Orth, -Clara Wieland. Edward G. Wellbrook, Ruth Eppler, Katie Sargent, Robert Sargent - Louis Christiansen, Co. Superinten dert. The contest numbers were well se lecte dand well rendered. The prize winners are as follows: Reading: First prize, Delphine Me serve; Second prize, Hortense HulL of Ellis. Vocal Music: First prize, TTHig High School, Ellis. Spelling, First Prize, Lucille Ful ler, Ellis; Second prize, Lyda Alice Hedges, Hays. . John Shively of Hays and Alois G. Befort of Antonino won honorable mention in the spelling contest being close seconds to the winner. The following will be the represen tatives of this county in the Golden Belt contests: Reading: Delphine Meserve. Vocal Music: Ellis High SchooL Spelling: Lucille Fuller and Lyda Alice Hedges. Ivery Checking Depositor Is Interested in the new Federal Reserve Banking System established by the United States Government, of which we are a mem ber, because it makes the banking; business of the country safer and sounder than ever before. Also because it makes your checks drawn on us more acceptable in distant points and enables us to collect your out-of-town checks more quickly than ever before. FEDEBAI. RESERVE THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK "AYS - KANSAS Send for a Booklet, "How Does it Benefit Me Frank Fields Dead News came Monday morning of the death of our townsman, John Frank lin Fields for fifteen years the pro prietor of the Brunswick HoteL Mr. Fields was born in Sangamon Coun ty, III., February 18, 1862. He came to Kansas as a young man and en tered the service of the Union Pacific making his home at Kansas City, Mo. On April 3, 1895, he was married to Miss Sarah Mitsch of Junction City. They came to Hays in the year 1903, fifteen years ago, where the family lived until the time of his death which occurred on February 18, 1918. The departed leaves a wife, a daughter, Ernestine, his mother, Mrs. Nancy J. Fields, and a sister, Mrs. Ada Good win of Pomona, Calif. The funeral service was conducted this morning at the rooms of the Brunswick by Rev. Gerrit Snyder, pastor of the Presbyterian church and in charge of the Masons. The interment was made at the Hays cemetery. Anecdote of the Autocrat. A southern woman tells about din ing in Boston once, when next to her sat a homely little old gentleman, who wanted to know how she passed, he time in tner country with her old fa ther. "Well, we read." "What did you read?" "Chiefly The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." Don't you get tired of It?" "Oh, no. When we get to the end, we simply turn back to the beginning." The old gentleman chuckled, and made a remark implying that the "Autocrat" was no great thing among books, and the lady was rather surprised at his disparaging air. After dinner she demanded of her hostess the name of the unappredatire old gentleman, and was told that It was Doctor Holmes. Ml WRIST WATCHES $10.00 to $22.50 SWISS AND AMERICAN MOVEMENTS LUMINOUS DIALS NOW IS THE TIME while we have a good stock of these watches on hand. Our prices on these watches like all other watches in stock are as low as the lowest for this grade. Come in and look them over. J. T. MORRISON, The Jeweler. Citizens Bank Building PHONE 152 Hays, Kansas The Farmers' Bank With farmers as stockholders and directors is always sure to be the FARMER'S friend. We are ready to assist you. ID TH E, BA" X WHERE, VQU FEP,L AT H6.ME, "Hays-Kansas Member of the Chamber cf Commerce L lou can secure this protection and these facilities by opening" a bank account and deposity you money with us. From Ellis Review-Headlight. Mrs. A. C. Geyer, Mrs. H. C. Mc Mahon and Thos. Chapman spent a day last week in Hays visiting at the home of Mrs. Geyers sister. Their husbands went down in the evening and brought them home. Quite a few of our Ellis pepole are patients at the Hays hospital, towit: Mrs. Chet Fuller, Mrs. Matthew Kin derknecht, Paul Schumacher. Mrs. Fuller, who was seriouslv sick is re covering slowly. Mrs. Joseph Kin derknecht was operated on Friday. Mr. Richard Marshall was operated on for appendicitis at the Hays hos pital last Thursday. She is reported as improving nicely and will soon be able to come home. Mrs. L. C. Ross and Mrs. A. Muhl heim, Sr., spent Monday in Hays, visiting friends. A number of Ellis people are at tending the mission at Hays, conducted by two fathers of the Pre cious Blood. Paul Schumacher, who Jias been operated upon for appedicitis at Si Anthony's hospital at Hays, is im proving nicely. F. J. Works is talcing a lay off from the jitney run between Ellis and Oak ley, this week, and is taking in the sights at Denver. Mrs. G rover Neal was taken to the hospital at Hays" last Friday, where she underwent an operation. BEMIS will sell you a front tire for your Ford for $10.00; Rear for $13.00. FOR SALE Twenty-five dollar gasoline stove, very reasonable. Forty pound geese feather bed. Telphone 69. Joe Bednasek and Mike Ney went to Hays, last Saturday night and vis ited over Sunday with friends and relatives Wilson World. LITARY