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IT 71 VOL. XXXVIIL NO. 19 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS , THURSDAY, APRIL. 11, 1918. SUBSCRIPTION $150 PER YEAR j-i U t Your Fifty Dollar LIBERTY BOND It will protect 1,000 soldiers from smallpox, and 666 from typhoid. It will assure the safety of 139 wounded soldiers from lockjaw, the germs of which swarm in Bel gian soil. It will render painless 400 operations, supply two miles of banadages enough to bandage 555 wounds. It will care for 160 injuries in the way of "first aid packets." It will furnish adhesive plaster and surgical gauze enough to benefit thousands of wounded soldiers. Every purchaser of a Liberty Loan Bond performs a distinct individual service to his country and to our boys fighting in France. BUY BONDS TILL IT HURTS ( HAYS. The paving on Normal Avenue will be completed this week. C. M. Holmquist is moving his law office into the rooms recently occu pied by Dr. Haas. Mrs. A. W. Tucker and daughter, are here from Abilene, visiting her sistsr, Mrs. Fred Miller. Prof. T. M. Wood attended the Methodist Conference at Downs, re turning home on Sunday: Mrs. Lee McKinzey returned this woek from her visir to her husband at Camp Pike in Arkansas. Carl Stecklein returned Sunday evening, from a trip to Kansas City, Chicago and Kenocha, Wisconsin. Geo. Starr has purchased the A. A. Wiesner soda fountain and had it installed at the Blue Goose resttau rant. Blaine Sites, after a short fur lough and visit with relatives hire' has returned to camp ready to gc to the front. Gladys Miller, who teches the Star, school west of town accompanied by Ella Schoendaller Sundayed with home folks. A. D. Gilkeson moved his law office from the rear of Reed & Sons Gro cery Store to the basement rooms of the First Natinal Bank. We understand that the restaurant on West North Main Street which has been run by Mrs. Wurst for some time past has changed hands. Mr. A. Winchester on Tuesday got in a whole wagon load of nursery trees and vines to fill the orders tak en by him during the winter in this county. Secretary Bolinger, of the Hays Chamber of Commerce will go to Junction City, Saturday, to attend a meeting of the Golden Belt road as sociation. Now that the Spring terms of school are closing, many of the teachers are returning here to their Normal work, and the Mrs. Averill rooming house on East Normal Ave une is filing up, as ere others around town. Blooms are appearing in the daffo dil, the crocuss and the Iris beds on the lawns around town showing Spring is here. In some yards the apricot and plum trees are in bloom, with their pink and white blossoms that look pretty. The N. P. Gassmas residence on East Normal Avenue is nearing com pletion. The brick work is completed and it is expected that the roof will be put on by Saturday night. Justus Bissing has the contract which is a guarantee of good work. . Farmer W. F. King of East Jun iata Street, who has his ranch and farm just west of Ellis, left on Tues day evening for Topeka, as one of the representatives of the Ellis Farm ers Elevator at a state meeting being held in Topeka this week. The Farmers' Bank fliiMMiiiiiiUiiiaaiiitoiii With farmers as stockholders and directors is always sure to be the FARMER'S friend. We are ready to assist you. THE BA"NK WHERE YQV FEEL AT HOME, BHtoS-IANSAS. Member of the Chamber of Commerce KANSAS 'R.' S. Markwell is in Wichita, this week. Will Irsh was up from Rush coun ty, Wednesday. Miss Anna Keller attended the M. E. Conference at Downs, last week. G. W. Meyer has closed out his grocery stock and retired from busi ness. Mrs. Glathart and Miss Bertha Virmond autoed over to Ellis, Tues day afternoon. Mayor Philip and President Lewis made Liberty Loan speeches at Woodson, Monday. Miss Anna Meyer has closed her school near Bison, and is now at tending Normal school. Don't forget the sale of milk cows and heifers at the stock yards at Hays, Kansas, Saturday, April 13 th. A heavy white frost came this way on Friday" morning; and on Monday morningit was cold enough- for an other. W. B. Daniels the new dentist who is located in the C. W. Reeder build ing will be here ready for 'business next week. W. B. Daniels the new dentist, who is locatde in the C. W. Reeder build ing will be here ready for business next week. Mrs. Frank Montgomery, a former resident of Hays, was here from To peka, last Saturday, the guest of Miss Leahy. Mrs. C. C. Porter of Russell Springs, Logan county, was here this week, visiting her husband, who is sick at the hospital. There were 250 automobiles at the Experiment Station at noon, the occupants of whom were guests of the Station at dinner. The High School commencement will occur on Thursday evening, May 23rd. Prof. H. L. Kent of the Agri cultural College will deliver the ad dress. The Liberty Loan committee have been busy this week. The quota for Ellis County is $146,000 and from present indications will over subscribe. Joe Wiedenmeyer of Marysville, Kansas, cigar manufacturer, and an old fried of the editor was in Hays this week ,and made this print shop a pleasant call. There was the largest "turnout" at the Experiment Station that there has been for several years. Nearly every county in the state was repre sented and there were several from other states. The round Up for 1918 was a decided success. Miss Ruth Brown, daughter of Rev. Brown, the Presbyterian minis ter, wKo formerly lived here, has been a professional nurse in Chica go for many years, and this week her division of Red Cross nurses were or dered to France, which leaves in a few days for the front. 7t?fT7mffly?lwtpTtmTl!'i?lWiiltfTVH'l'WTTtWl't Senator James Malone spent Sun- j day with Hays frends. ! Mrs. J. T. Bruney of the east end of the county, spent Sunday in Hays J visiting friends. J. G. Brenner and wife are in Kan sas City, this week, attending the Merchant's Convention. Mr. Brinkman, architect of Em- poria, Kansas, was in Hays, on Wed nesday, transacting business. Don't forget the sale of milk cows and heifers at the stock yards at Hays, Kansas. Saturday, April 13th. Mrs. I. M. Yost and daughter, Mrs. Rosine Lester of Los Angeles, are here on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Walter. Steadman. Mother Candas Carter' has had 250 foot of sidewalk laid along the front of her residence properties on the east side of South Oak Street, Chris Wise doing the work. W. A. Smith and family are ex pected back this week from their winter sojourn at Los Angeles, Cali fornia. Pestanas will move back to their home on North Chestnut Street. Mrs. C. A. Shively is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walton at Edwardsville, Kansas. She will attend a big musical attraction in Kansas City, before returning. Ex-Governor Hoch, one of the State Board of Administration was here to the Round Up and made a rousing address at the Coliseum con gratulating the people on the grand new meeting place for Western Kan sas at the State Normal. The public school teachers and Su perintendent Christiansen worked out of school hours the early part of the week finishing up the indexing of the rgeistration blanks for the local Registration Board. About 500 cards were filled out ready for for warding to Washington. About the same number were filled out by the teachers several weeks ago. Prof. Lee tendered his resignation as principal of the High School to take effect at the close of the school year, having accepted a position up on the Normal school faculty. The Board then relected all the remaining corps of teachers to their present positions. The filling of the position of High School principal was de ferred to n. future meeting. The War Department have made another draft to fill up the vacancies of 150,000 men, to be called to the colors, the we?k of April 26th, and Ellis county is to furnish fifteen out of Class 1, and medical examina tions are now going on. If you are called and are married go down to Harry Freese and let him make out your pension papers so your wife can draw her $15.00 a month. . Judging from 'the -amount of auto mobiles that were in Hays, Wednes day at tne annual .Experiment Sta tion Round-Un enough mnnpv Via been expended for gas buggies in the state tne past lew years to take the Liberty Loan over the top in every county m tne state, vvnen a man gets automboilitis his fate is rprtnin and his hard earned dollars are in dan ger.. The disnlavs in fho windows n-f tVio Red Cross work room at the Mulroy Duildmg has attracted a great deal of attention. The Surgical Dressings display was prepared by Miss Agnew ana jvirs. .tsrenner ana the very ap Dronriate window renrpspntiTio- tVio work of the Red Cross nurses was arranged by Mrs. H. H. Winters and Mrs. W. O. Bates. Manv rnmnli. ments linvp Vpti marlo rvn Viic ovkoI. lent and unique arangement of both wmaows. On Tuesday, March 26th. Wm. Richmond and Edna Hedgepath of Hays, came up on the afternoon jit ney and were quietly married by Probate Judge A. S. Peacock. Mr. Richmond said he wanted to steal a march on his friends at Havs and seems to nave done so. They re turned to Hays on the nisht train. Mr. Richmond is quite well known here having often been in town on business for the Richmond & Beach Monument Company he has ..however severed his connection with his com pany. WeKeeney World. The teachers meeting held at Vic toria, Saturday, -March 30th was well attended. Many teachers coming from great distances in spite of the bad roads. An excellent program of music and recitations was given com plimentary to "the teachers by the pu pils of the Parochial School of Vic toria.. The program was very much en joyed by all and gave great credit to the pupils and their teachers. After this program the regular program was continued, an address was given by Prof. L. D. Wooster, the roll call, and an address by County Supenn tendent Louis Christiansen. At a meeting of the Board of Edu cation Tuesday night, the contract of cooperation with the Normal school was renewed. The Normal School furnishes the services of Prof. C. A. Shively as superintendent, supervisor of music, drawing, physical educa tion, industrial work in the grades and m addition an expert supervisor of general grade work, all without cost to the district. The state, through the Normal school will also pay into the salary budget of the Board of Education $1200 in order to make an increase in the salaries of the teachers possible without plac ing a burden upon the District. A community and school entertain ment was given at the W. D. Philip School District No. 33, Tuesday even ing, April 9th. Their fine new school house was crowded to overflowing. The pupils gave a fine program of music, plays and recitations, showing careful preparation and giving great credit to themselves and their teacth er, Miss Julia Mullen. After the children's program short talks were given by Prof. L. D. Wooster, Miss Schoenhalls and Louis Christiansen. Mrs. H. E. Malloy favored the audi ence with a violin solo, responding to on encore. The community singing was led by Prof. H. E. Malloy who al so gave a Liberty Loan address. A large number from Hays attended and before returning home they were royally entertained at the W. D. Phil ip home - ,; , . , ; . Harry Pestana for County Attorney As this year is oonceeded to be re pulicsn year for Ellis county the Free Press takes the privilege to an nounce the name of Harry Pestana as a candidate for the office of coun ty attorney. As-far as the republi can party is concerned, as a whole, we are certain there will be no ob jections, in fact the party will be glad to support him. He is well quali fied for the job. He held the office in Russell County for a term of years and was also Senator from that district. He is the ablest speaker of the Ellis County bar. He is honest. patriotic and a model citizen who has the years of experience that a man should have for the office. Too often the office has been filled by a "fledgling" who knows little of the duties of the omce and less about law. Counties often pay dearly for the blunders of incompetent county attorneys and this county is no excep tion. Then let us nominate and elect a man who is thoroughly competent for the office. Harry Pestana we be lieve, will be the choice of the voters of Ellis County. REV. HALE GOES TO LINCOLN After Seven Years of Faithful Work Rev. A. S. Hale who for seven years has been the pastor of the M. E. church of Hays closed his pastor ate here by conducting the mid week service Wednesday evening. His new duties commencing next Sunday, April 14th at Lincoln, Kansas. Dr. Hale m his seven years as pas tor of the church here has been very successful. He is one of the most able and forceful speakers in the ministry, and will be greatly missed by the community as well as his church. His having been a success ful lawyer before entering into the ministry enabled him to unoerstand and interpret the laws of the Bible as very few understand them. He conducted a bible class at the Fort Hays State Normal where many students received valuable instruc tion in the study of the scriptures. He is in demand over the state as a lecturer upon educational and so cial problems. Mr. Hale also gives ten lectures each year on Sociology in the Summer School of Theology at Kansas Wesleyan University; makes many commencement addresses and belongs to the bureau of National De fense and Food Administration. For four years he has conducted the col umn in this paper under the caption of "Some Things and Other Things" and his terse, clear-cut statements of the philosophy of life have been freely quoted by the press all over the country. If Dr. Hale should see fit to enter into newspaper work as i paragrapher, he would be a pro nounced success. The chuch as well as the town peo When you buy a LIBERTY BOND You are helping to win the war You are backing up our Government. You are backing up our Boys in the trenches You are protecting Your own Liberty and Freedom You are making a good business investment LII WAKE UP 'Hundreds of thousand of youths and strength of our Country are now in this war and more are to follow. These men are willing to give their lives for their Country ; what are you willing to give? Are you willing to give up a few of your pleasures and extravagant habits and economize and put that money into Liberty Bonds? Nothing you can do is of such vital importance right now, as buying Liberty Bonds. The very existence of our Country, your Country, depends upon, every single one of us,and there is no possible excuse for anyone not buy ing at least one Bond for, if you havent the money tq pay down for it, you can buy on the weekly installment plan. You can easily give up a few of the pleasures and extravagant habits and pay for a Liberty Bond. You should do it you know you should. 3T if 1? ple will keenly miss his esteemable and gifted wife, for she has filled a wide nich in our social, educational and religious life. During her residence here she conducted many entertainments of high character, being a graduate of oratory and dramatic art as well as a reader of much ability. So both Dr. and Mrs. Hale will leave a 'gap which will be hard to fill. The Free Press wishes for them every success and happiness in their new home and every prosperity in the work which is before them. Public School Celebrates Last Friday afternoon the Public school of Hays celebrated Liberty day and war entrance anniversary day with an entertainment in the Strand theatre, which was crowded to overflowing with students and friends. It opened with a cute reci tation song by Miss Sutton's class followed by exercises by the various classes, songs, addresses culminating in a high school tableu and finally a short play representing "Democracy." The schols have ben contesting for a four-minute affair that came down finally to two contestants, and they were alowed to give their address be fore the audience, which greeted them with wild applause. Carroll Agrelium, brother of Mrs. Victor Holm, a former student, now a Naval cadet, dressed in his navy suit, made a short talk, telling of the work of a cadet and received hearty applause. Homer Grout made a short patriotic talk, and Marvin Strailey winner of the four-minute contest, gave his winning address, which was warmly applauded. Then came a tableu by the high school boys, showing a squad of min ute men of the' Revolution, of the Civil War, then sailors, army, boy scouts, Red Cross nurses, the house wife and all surrounding the Goddess of Liberty represented by Miss Mary Hollenbeck that was greeted with roaring applaus. And closing with a play "The Spirit of Democracy," opening with autocracy, represented by Elmer Ringe on a throne, while in came England (Helen Dobson) America (Ethel Taylor;) France, (Lidwina Bissing;) Italy (Gilmore Wann;) Russia (Ed Grass) suffer ing Belgium (Nellie Sites;) Poland, (Lily Williams;) Serbia (Marie Weber) each in costume, making their especial plea to autocracy, then entered on the scene "The Spirit of Democracy (Miss Mary Hollenbeck) and autocracy falls from his throne which was then ocupied by "Demo cracy" and the world was saved. The fall of Elmer Ringe was nearly per fect and dramatic, while the smile of the "Spirit of Democracy" was enough to cause the overthrow of any heart. The whole play was greeted with rounds of applause. dlCflir Ji if M G. A. R. POST TAKE GREAT PART IN LIBERTY DAY PROGRAM AT HAYS The laying of the corner stone of the new city hall at Hays, under the ausspices of the G. A. R. Post gave the veterans of the Civil War an im-i portant part in Liberty Day Program. J At two o'clock a large crowd as-1 semble dat the corner of Fort and J Second Street where the new city hall is being erected. Comrade H. D. Shaffer addressed the assembly. This was followed by a complete history of the organiza tion by Comrade McLain. Captain Montgomery, the honored guest of the occasion and a former Hays boy officiated in the laying of the corner stone. Each soldier par ticipated by contributing a trowel of morter to the laying of the corner stone. Of the charter members Comrade Michiel Haffamier is the only surviv ing member residing at Hays. The crowd was led to the Strand Theatre by the Fort Hays Normal Band. Here the meeting was presid ed by R. S. aMrkwell president of the Hays Chamber of Commerce. The patriotic singing was led by H. E. Malloy of the Normal School. Captain Montgomery spoke of the war situation and the importance in assisting in the buying of the bonds. C. G. Cochran, Sixth District Chairman of the Liberty Loan Com mittee and J. M. Schaefer, County Chairman, each made enthusiastic speeches urging the sale of the Third Liberty Loan Bonds. Attorney General Brewster spoke at the Coliseum in the evening. His speech was one of the best that has foeen deliverel in Hays since the be ginning of the war and it was regret ted the crowd was not larger. Remember Clean up Week Governor Capper has designated the week beginning April loth to 20th as clean up week .which it is expected' will be observed by every city in the state. The Mayor of Hays expects that the householders of this city will see to it that all rub bish, tin cans and everything of that nature will be cleaned from their premises and put where the clean up wagons can get it without too much trouble. Wagons will be furnished free to haul the accumulations to the dump, with the exception of ashes, which must be disposed of by the citizens themselves. Ex-Governor Stubbs set tne' big audience at the Coliseum at the Round Up wild with excitement with his war talk. - Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Cosgrove of Denver, are visiting friends and rela tives at Hays. Mrs. Cosgrove was formerly Miss Anna Lattigan. sxort a uy jovur LIBERTY $50 $100 TP WA H) ' BOMBS $1,000 $5,000 Figure out the amount of money ycu have an can save, and come into our Bank now RIGHT NOW and buy your Liberty Bonds. REMEMBER: You are not giving away or spend ing this money. You are SAVING IT for your family and yourself. Liberty Bonds are the safest investment in the whole world; they are backed by the entire resources of the United States, and they pay you interest at four and one four per cent, half yearly. The Hay3 Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will meet Saturday, April 13t hat eight o'clcok. For in itiation. All members ureged to be present. Dora E. Grass, Secretary. M. E. Conference Notes At the Methodist conference last week we not the following changes in the location of the preachers: Rev. A. S. Hale, who has had charge of the church here for seven years past goes to Lincoln. Kansas, and J. W. Snap pof Plainville, comes to Hays. W. L. Fry goes to Ellis; and Rev. E. Scott goes to Culver; E. E. Gunk kel to OgaUah. Rev. Snapp, who comes to Hays from Plainville, is highly spoken of, was a former district superintendent, a man about forty-five, and has a wife and three small girls in the family. WAR MEETING There will be a meeting of the citi zens of East Saline township at the Bethel Christian church, March 31. at 3 p. m. Speakers from Hoxie will address the meeting. Miss Palmer of the Hoxie high school will talk to the ladies relative to food conserva tion. Every bodv invited to attend. C. P. BREED EN", Committeeman. The Miss Palmer spoken of in the above item is Miss Gertrude Palmer, daughter of Geo. Palmer, living west of town. She is a graduate of the Hays High School also of Manhattan and is a very estimable young lady. PROCLAMATION Whereas, a proclamation signed by he Covernor and Fire Marshal has been received in which the week 15th to the 20th of April is designated as a "CLEAN UP" week; and rn pursu ance of which all the inhabitants of the city are .called upon to do their best to help in this very important work. On the 19th and 20th of April, 19 IS wagons will be provided to haul away the heaps of rubbish. I trust, fellow townrmen. that the proclamation from our Governor will receive prompt ind cheerful compli ance. Aside from giving our city a bettei appearance by a clean-up fires may be prevented and thus saving thcusins of dollars of property. It is to the interest of every person within our city to see that all trash and rubbish .re gotten out of the way. . " Done at Hays, Kansas, April 11, 1918 - Geo. Philip, Jr., Mayor. Attest: Peter Holzmeister. (L. S.) City Clerk- Every man must know that you cannot car ry on any enterprise without money Today our Country is at war for its very existence with a powerful enemy. We will win, but the TASK is a GIGANTIC one, and our Na tion NEEDS MONEY. Lots of it Billions of it. We have the money You have some of it. Lend It To Your Country Buy LIBERTY BONDS NOW BONDS $500 $10,000 BAms.