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The Sugar Problem
Why are we asked to limit ourselves to two pounds of sugar per person per month for household use? To honorably equalize the limited sugar supply among all who sit at our common table. To give our soldier and the allied army the sugar they require for the quick energy and the suprhuman en durance necessary for fighters. To give the people of England two pounds per month. To give the people of France one and one-half pounds per month. To give the people of Italy 1 pound per month. There is only a limited amount of sugar available un til the next crop. We cannot increase the amount but WE MUST DIVIDE IT HONESTLY U. S. FOOD ADMINISTRATION George Grass H. A. Nickles W. E. Williams Reed & Son WICKED ABUSE OF POWER When a Free-Trade Government Us es the War to Promote Free Trade It is singular to note that while the administration in this country is us ing the distractions of war to buttress its policy of Free-Trade, declaring for a removal of economic barriers and refusing to augument the revenues 1 by a resort to more liberal taxation of imports, Great Britain is taking ad vantage of war conditions to get back to Protectionism, tHe experience of the past sixty years having convinced her of the necessity of the return to her former policy. About the middle of May last, the government, through the Chancelor of the Exchequer, told the House of Commons of its inten tion to imitate the recent action of the French government and to de nounce all commercial conventions containing a general clause regard ing most favored nations. In Europe the essence of this clause is that each contracting party guarantees to the other, the same treatment as that granted any other naation irrespec tive, of any particular " concessions with which this treatment may have been purchased. Commenting on the declaration of the Cancellor of the Exchequer, the London Economist, which still harks back to the sixties, says: "Although Free-Trade is not an essential fea ture of the most favored nation pol icy, the clause is of vital import to a Free-Trade nation, as by tnis alone can it be certain of securing equality Of treatment with its Protectionist rivals. If the government is allowed to carry out its intention, Protection- its will have been enabled, under cov- iu ,1 .-f-jc er of the country's distractions, to secure an important tactical advan tage." The Economist thinks it is a "wicked abuse of the powers given to the government to enable it to carry on the war, to make so great a change in the House and in the country." In this country the change was in augurated just as soon as the Demo cratic party got into power, and we remember the disastrous results to in dustry which Free-Trade was achiev ing for us up to the time that protec tion was vouchsafed us by the sword and war orders from Europe finally speeded up our mills to maximum operation. But in the course of the war. and still fresh from that terrible experience, and with the certitude that every competing nation will be armed or intense competition to fol low after the war, the Democratic party is working under cover of the war to perpetuate a Free-Trade policy in the United States. Hoping, in spite of the sedition law, that we may be accorded the same liberty of expression which they appear to have in Great Britain, we hazard the opinion that it is a "wicked abuse of the powers given the government to enable it to carry on the war," to endeavor to perpet uate so great a change in our fiscal "iicy, "without full discussion in the House and in the country." Doyles town (Pa.) Intelligencer, '7-8-1 8. Loyalty and Politics This is the "offset" off year in the history of American politics. Not brass bands or flaming wall postters or the smoothest-tongued "spell binders" can stir the average voter man or woman this year no partisan excitement or activity. That is well, although it is by no means to be wished that parties should die or even maintain merely a sickly life; this year, and as long as the war lasts party poitics should not take the first but the second place in public affairs. Both of the great parties are thor oughly loyal. How it is with the thirdt fourth and other parties we do not stop to inquire. If they foster disloyalty, there are now laws to deal with them. But in each of the great organizations that are supported by an overwhelming majority of the vot ers there is a small but secretly ac tive minority of disloyal men, and of pacifists, who are quite as dangerous. Against them only need voters of either party beware. , Our modern election laws give great advantages to minorities. A plu rality nominates ; a plurality elects. If there are several loyal candidates for a single office in a primary, and a pacifist succeeds in slipping through among them all, what is a good Demo- JOUR County has not f pieugeu lis quota 01 I Stamps. You cannot -i. snort oi your full allotment of these liovernment War Securities. Our brave American soldier boys are doing more than their.quota in France and Belgium to make the world and Kansas safe for all, for you. They cannot continue to fight as they are now fighting unless you do your part. Once more I appeal to you, and to every citizen of Kansas, to give most loyal sup port to the "War Savings Campaign. Those of you who already have purchased Stamps should buy more, just keep on buy ing; and those who have not purchased any of these Stamps should buy at least $25 worth for every" member of their iamuy. A, A. Weisner George Grass Zeigler & Son Carl Leiker J. B. Basgall crat or Republican to do at the polls? Surely he should vote for the candi date of the other party, if that can didate of the other party is a true man. If he does not, he gives p tics the first instead of the second place. But if both candidates are sturdily loyal if both of them can be de pended upon to support the President m all wsie war measures it is right and proper for voters to stand with their party, whether that party is or is not the party of the President. For, outside war matters, parties and the men who compose thm do approach public questions from points far apart and reach opposite conclusions upon them. For example, if a Republican is a strong Protectionist, . and his party candidate is trustworthy on war measures it would be politically un wise for him to vote for the opposing candidate. No one need fear that the people of the United States will worship strange political gods while the war lasts. German propaganda failed when it had every chance and was playing on us with a free hand in the days of Bernstorf and Boy-Ed. The American voter is neither stupid nor disloyal. He will know how to defeat all insid ious schemes and all half hearted candidates who interfere with suc cess in our great purpose. Youths Companion. Commissioner's Proceedings The Board of County Commission ers met as per their adjournment. All members present. The County Engineer submitted to the Board of County Commissioners, plans, specifications and estimates of I the cost of each new bridge and cul- 'vert croDosed to be built bv the couri ty during the "next ensuing year, to nor with his recommendations and also submitted a report, which has been filed with the Clerk, of the character and conditions of existing bridges and culverts, such report giv ing the exact location, the character of repairs needed the materials that should be used and the estimated cost of such repairs of each structure needing repairs. After due consid eration and examination of such plans, specifications and estimates and report" and recommendtion and based upon the county engineer esti mates and recommendations, the Board determined that the amount of tax which should be raised for such repair and construction is a follows: For New Construction Bridges $9,400.00 Culverts 5,250.00 Total 14,650.00 For Repairs For Renairs 3,450.00 Total with repairs 18,000.00 20 per cent. Contingent Fund 3,620.00 Grand Total $21,720.00 And it is further ordered by the Bord of County Commissioners that a public meeting will be held to hear orotests, if any, against said tax lev ies and said bridge and culverts im provements contemplated, be held ir. the room of the Board of County Commissioners in the Court House, at Hays, Kansas, at 10:30 a. m. on Monday, August 5, 1918, and that the County Clerk shall forthwith rt2use notice of said meeting to be forthwith published as required by law. And the County Engineer is further directed to forthwith trans mit and submit to the State Highway Engineer, for approval, all plans and specifications and estimates for con struction or repair of all structures of which the estimated cost is over $2,000.00. The road petition of John A. Web er and others of Herzog Township was laid over to the August meeting. Final order was made in the Rob ert Hughes road locating said road as per the petition. Arthur Meserve was allowed $100.00 as land damages and for moving fence. Final order was made in the Geo. Befort road case reducing said road to a width of forty feet as petitioned for. Final order was made in the John H. Stadter road case, locating said road as petitioned for. J. M. Veatch was allowed $700.00 and Joas Pen ney was allowed $92.00 as damages and moving fence. purchased or(fj war savings afford to stop VK Wt TNI l' KITED STATES OOVEJkNMENT State Director War Savings QMDE IS HIGHER. The new grades for wheat, which were established July 15, are more favorable to the farmer than the grades which existed in 1917, accord ing to a statement made public by the U. S. Food Administration. Wheat in Kansas is being sold for the most part on the basis of Kansas City prices. The price at Kansas City is $2.18 a bushel for No. 1, Northern Spring, Hard Winter,, Red Winter, Durum and Hard White. Two cents more will be paid for Dark Hard Winter, Dark Northern Spring and Amber DArum. Two cents less will be paid for Yellow Hard Winter, Red Spring, Red Walla, Red Durum, Soft White and White Club. Discounts are made on the follow ing basis: No. 2 wheat, 3 cents undei No. 1; No. 3 wheat, 7 cants under No. 1. Below No. 3 the wheat will be dealt with on sample. ' At all principal primary markets there is an open market where all classes of buyers are well represent ed, and the producer and the con sumer will be amply protected j through the competitive activities of I the several interests, the Food Ad- ' ministration Grain Corporation being i prepared to buy and protect the J "fair price" basis. ! As the miller is restricted to a "fair price" basis for his flour, he cannot pay more for wheat than the ', expense of milling and a reasonable profit will allow. The farmer can protect himself by : the study of the primary prices, de- , ducting intermediate charges, or he can Ship to the Food Administration Grain Corporation, or he may ship to a commission merchant at a ter- ; minal market, and through him se cure the benefit of competitive buy ing, i There is nothing in the "1918 plan" which prevents a buyer at point of origin from placing his own grade upon the wheat which hs pur- j chases. If, by the buyer's act, the grade is raised, it is equivalent to an increase in the price. If the buyer lowers the grade, the producer or dealer's protection is to ship to the Food Administration Grain Corpora tion. Producers or dealers have the right to bill cars of wheat direct to the Food Administration Grain Corpora tion at any of the principal primary markets named above. When the wheat is unloaded in the elevator, and weight and grade returns are made to the Food Administration Grain Corporation, remittance will be made on the basis of weight and grades so reported, and on the basis of the government price less one per cent (1) administration charge for the service. The Food Administration main tains a Traffic Bureau for the pur pose of assisting shippers of grain and flour in securing their car sup ply, and also in expediting the move ment of shipments to destination. Application for assistance can be made to Food Administration Grain Corporation offices at Kansas City. Country elevators and buyers are entitled to receive fair compensation for their services in the handling and marketing of wheat, and the charges for such service are necessarily a de duction from the terminal price of wheat. These charges or margins are well established by custom, and vary in different sections of the country according to local conditions. Shippers to any of the principal primary markets should insist that their grain be inspected and graded by inspectors licensed by the Secre tary of Agriculture. Producers and dealers, in shipping grain to Kansas City, should advist their commission man to see that their grain is correctly inspected and graded, and that if in his judgment the grain has been improperly grad ed, an appeal should be taken to the Federal Supervisor. It is the policy of the Food Admin istration and of its agents and repre sentatives to work in entire harmony with the Department of Agriculture in maintaining the integrity of grades named and defined by them under the Grain Standards Act, in order that the producer, the consumer and all interests handling grain may be properly protected. ' The producer or dealer should al ways keep in mind, that if he is not satisfied with the prices paid by in dividual buyers, or with the grading of wheat, his protection lies in his being able to ship to the Food Ad ministration Grain Corporation at the various terminal markets named above. The plan for the profit control of flour milling for the 1918 crop is formulated on the basis of naming a maximum "fair price" at which any miller may sell flour and feed. This maximum "fair price" is based upon a reasonable allowance, above the fair price for basic wheat, for handling, milling and marketing expenses, freight charges on pro- duets, and profit. It is anticipated that competition will eventually re fleet reductions from these prices. Final order was made in the Paul C. Clements road case locating said road as petitioned for and J. H. Lynn was allowed $500.00 as damages and moving fence. Final order was made in the Paul C. Clements road case, vacating said road as per petition. August Gun ther was allowed $10.00 for moving order was made in the J. J. Roth road widening case disallowing same. The County Treasurer is author ized by the Board of County Commis 17AS A Q0AH3 HAS! CM Several threshing machines have been taken from the field by the Food Administration recentiv for wasting grain! Most of these have j been returned to the field aitsr re-j pairs had been made. The first ma-J chine to be removed from the field J permanently belonged to Charles Ik-' Millen of Oatvilie, in Sedgwic:; coun-; ty. It was not doing good work so ilc- i Millen asked the Food Admmistra- J tion to send an inspector. A man ! was sent out from the county thresh- ing committee. He applied the blan ket test. By this test a wagon sheet is placed on the ground and the blow er was directed against it so that thc straw and chattered grain was caught in the blanket. After two cr.d a half bushels of grain were tine shed it was found that three pints of loose grain and about three pints of un threshed grain had gone over into the straw. Attempts were made to readjust the machine so it would do good work, buc ii was persistently pro German a.id continued to waste grain. An exr-crt for the threshing ma chine company attempted to correct the evil, but without results. It wars ! -J finally ueciied the machine was tie- j fective. McMillen was anxious to do i good work and was willing to co-op- j eraie with the Food Administration. , Since the machine wac- defective j it was ordered back to the factory. I The manufacturer will stand the loss ! as the machine was guarantied. ' Threshing committees in .the vari- ous counties are checking up on the work. According to the Food Administra- : tion rules the windrows must bo j rakc-d after the shocks of wheat arc stacked or threshed. Grain tight wagons must be used. The men must clean up about the thresher when the- ; setting is threshed. ' The Food Administration has pow er to enforce the regulations under ' the provisions of the Food Control Act which forbids wasie. of food as j long as the war lasts. Heavy fines ; and imprisonment can be assessed : for waste of grain. j The Kansas administrator, howev er, expects to be able to get along ; without resorting to severe pc laities, because Kansas people as a ruir have proven to be very loyal to ' win-the-war work. CONSERVE POULTRY. "The Food Administration empha sizes the importance from a food standpoint of killing only such young poultry as is reasonably plump, but under present conditions official re-'; strictions on sales' of small broilers; seem unwise and unnecessary," says the federal food administrator for Indiana. "The great majority of chickens weighing between one and two pounds I " ind case W When J" ,? ,. i. v . nQy reach a neutral country, they and sold alive to poultry buyers are Ie translated to another paper and in not killed until they have undergone :j:ost cases delivered by the Red Cross a fleshing process, which increases 1 . '; P-ace to which they go. The their weight 40 per cent or more. j irbSe SyP-prf "Usually farmers retain the choic-j uliz the last twenty-five years est pullets with the expectation cf ; the practice has grownup that w el hastening their development into ear- I l ars inquiries and messages shall be y t v ! sss n'S isx: of other young poultry would m many . Ths promiscuous sending of letters cases result in crowded quarters and; Plough organizations in neutral delayed maturity cf the pullets." ; countries cauld not be permitted be- i cause of the large number of enemies ; .n the country. To prohibit entirely BOON FOR GROCERS. - -ha sending of messages, would, for i example, prevent a loyal American The U. S. Department of Agricul- ; l"?"?. j!t5er h Sister' , . & ! anxortu.iatey married to a German, ture has issued a booklet telling how V;as alive or dead. Prohibition was to candle erjgs. This booklet can be ; i" force for a time and pitiful appeals obtained by writing to the U. S. De- j "'erts received by the Red Cross from . . . ' 1 itt v -' iencn Belgians and Italians, begging partment of Agriculture, W ashmgton, ; -h 3 soc;ty f0 get word Qr th'em2 tf D. C, and asking for Bulletin No. : rhaiher their people in the occuDied do. It will be mailed free. , This booklet is a boon to grocers because the new rules of the Food j' Administration forbid a grocer to buy baa eggs, m lormer cays oaa eggs were paid for the same as good ones, The that Food Administration contends practice is unfair to farmers, who sell only good eggs. ; Grocers must know how to candle j eggs so they can reject the bad ones. ; Farmers who complain when their ; eggs are rejected can be convinced by the grocer who "has an egg candling device in his store. He can point out the rotten spots and other defects. BAKER IS PENALIZED. The Moll Bakery of Olathe has been forbidden by the Food Administra tion to make any bakery products ex cept bread and rolls. This is a per manent order. A temporary order was made a few weeks ago, pending investigation. The investigation is complete and shows that the bakery used more than its allotment of fiour during the critical period when we were trying to feed the Allies with the 1917 crop. The man who would eat cake Christmas must cut on sugar now. at Every pound of sugar means cargo space and cargo space is precious now. sioners to transfer the $1,005.20 au to fund balance to the county road fund. The Board ordered that the Coun ty Treasurer call in out standing registered county . warrants, a3 pro vided by law, to the full amount of all money in the special fund includ ing all collections to date. After discussing and make the above two orders, . the Board of County Commissioners adjourned to 1:30 p. m. CHURCHES Bap tilts Notes. 10.00 a. m. Sunday School 11:00 p. m. Morning Worship. 7:C0 p. m. Young People. 3:00 p. m. Evening Worship. Edward Otis Rogers. Pastor. Trinity Lutheran Churclx. Charles F. Wiest, Pastor. Schedule of Services. C3 a. ra. Sunday schooL I : :00 a. m. Morning worship. :00 p. m. Luther League. S-OO-p. m. Evening Worship Methodist Notes. ' A. M. "Sunday SchooL i - m. Preaching Service. 3 Zo p. m. Wednesday Prater .eating. 7:00 p. m Epworth League. Sunday School was well attended considering weather and vacation per iod. Mr. Prichett, a soldier in training here and Miss Perrill of Bridgeport, Kansas, each sang solos at the morn ing service. Mr. McCrory another soldier rendered a beautiful violin solo at the union evening service. Rev. Half surprised his many friends entering the church at the time or service. He accepted the invita- k to preach and delivered a good rerrnon. The pastor will be absent for the rest of August and Miss Hughes, the deaconess, will fill the pulpit for the two Sunday mornings. Union services for the two Sunday nights at the Lutheran and Presby churches. Our Epworth League will hold -egu:ar service hundav evening at , at which time refreshments will be ?ived. Kv?iybody come to Sunday Scnool r.i 9 : 40. The chorus chcir will limz r.t i.fi morning service. Ktv. Sr.npn and familv will leave L-y visit a few days with relatives at Salina and Ii: .: .r. This will be the last oi- :'y to see Mrs. Snapp's sister in a few weeks to India ?:onary. While away, Rev. , v-'l! teach in the summer of Theology which convenes iiiiv.'r.er for ten days in Salina. Presbyterian Items Gerrit Snyder. Pastor. i-J:00 a. jm. Sunday Schol. lion's Dible class. 11 00 a .Ti. Preaching Service 7:13 p r.i. C E. Service. Spy Proof Service -the Communication service of the i.cu.Croso which is being handled as .i puit ct the Information service of ..12 Ii ji:!2 Service sections in this di . .sons, is growing from week to week, vjen-rai setter No. 20G sent to all iionic- Servce Sections outlined ' this i- jrv ice in detail. One or two inquiries have come in ; --op:e t.i:i.trt.ii.u- wth the reason ic-i ihe service who have felt that the iied Cross was rendering aid and comfort to the enemy in sending civilian messages into enemy territory -iie plan utilized by the Red Cross vas worked out by the State Depart ..lent ox the United States government- Americans, Germans or others .-.isinng to communicate with relatives .ii Germany must now write out their ..lessages in Red Cross Home Service "f.ctlolls throughout the Southwestern iJ:vision. The message is -avefully inspected then sent to the Southwestern Division Office to the -iitau oi Civilian Relief wIiptp ?t ic mie:.'d and sent to the national hpnH. .-i.ers. Here the messages are re written and the wording' ahsnliitolv cnngea to prevent the srndinr f fiiagram or secret code. The mes sages are then given to the Censor ship iioard and are passed refused 'si nets were still alive The State Department presented to .he Red Cross the present plan in de .a;l and asked that the Red Cross put t into erfect. As it was "a purely hu .nanliarin work, the government could do no more than supervise the work. Today the American Red Cross is J sending an average cf 1,300 letters Jay to persons living behind the .emy lines. American Red Cross. .-'. ircte:lie Tariff VouId be Valu able Prepare! It is probable that by the time the great war ends the United States will have a fighting force of millions of men. With restoration of r.eace, most of this vast host of sol diers and sailors will have to return civil life. Many may be able to :e cover the places they gave up, or may get other chances to labor, but a great portion may find it difficult to obtain work at alL The finding of employment for these brave fellows who sacrificed their material interests in defense of the repubic will be a serious problem and a patriotic duty in which all should be interested. In the spirit of preparedness, far seeing persons have already begun to agitate this matter. A committee headed by Dr. Howe, Commisioner of Immigra tion of Port of New York, lately went to Canada to investigate what the Canadian Government is doing1. Among definite propositions put forth is one by Lugene Greenhut, Sergeant Major, N. A., at Camp Upton, New York, which has commendable fea tures. It provides for the appoint ment of a commission by the Presi dent whose business it shall be to se cure "r-rontable employment for all honoraby discharged sodiers, s'ailors and marines. This commission is to comprise representatives of the fol lowing interests: Legislative, labor, banking, agricultural, railroad, steam, mining, manufacturing, textiles, the nress, -tue arm v. the navy. This na tional employment bureau will seek places for the men in such lines as hev are fitted for. Men in the na tion's service are to be kept there un til jobs can be found for them. Men unable to get work are to be organ ized bv brigades and divisions, a3 in the army, public lands are to be al lotted to them and the yare to be aid- August Cka For One We ok Only It ii not necessary that vre go into details here re garding this sale. NEVER BEFORE has a sale meant so much to our customers as this one. Modern store keep ing does not permit goods being carried from one season f?Je next EVEN THOUGH THE GOODS ON SALE ARE HIGHER AT WHOLESALE than what they may be purchased at retail. The stocks set aside will be sold out in the shortest, quickest possible time. COME EARLY, as in many instances the lots are small and will not last over a day or so. . WOMEN'S SUMMER DRESSES Voile, linen, organdies one-half price CHILDREN'S SCHOOL DRESSES Several styles sizes 6 to 14 $1.45 CHILDREN'S SCHOOL DRESSES Values up to $3 v $1.95 MIDDIES $1.25 and $1.00 values 89cts. VOILE WAISTS Values up to $2.95 $1.95 VOILE WAISTS $1.50 values $100 WOMEN'S GOWNS We could not buy the materials in these gowr for what we are selling the finished garment. Only two to each customer $1.00 UNDERMUSLINS Teddies and petticoats $1.00 DOUBLE PANEL PETTICOATS White sateen double front and back panels $1.00 BOYS' WASH SUITS Up to $3 values sizes to ten years $1.95 PINK LISLE VESTS The 50c. quality sizes 36 and 38 29cts. Come early as the assortments are small and many of the things will not last long. Other merchandies, where the lots are small have not been mentioned in this advertisment. ed in developing, and eventually own- j ing the property. The nation will not ! allow the heroes who saved it in war- j time to suffer in peace-time. Leslie's ! 7-20-18. i Biggest Volume of Imports on Record American foreign trade for 1918 reached its highest point in May, ac cording to figures from the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. Exports totaled $552,000,000 an in crease of $52,000,000 over April, while imports amounted to $323,000,- 000 an increase of $44,000,000 over the previous month. This is the high est monthly total for imports and the fourth highest for exports in the his torv of the country's foreign trade. For the eleven months ended with May the value of exports reached $5, 445,000,000 a decrease as compared with the $5,717,000,000 recorded for the corresponding period m 1917. Im ports for the eleven months ended with May were valued at $2,686,000, 000, an increase of $333,000,000 compared with the $2,353,000,000 for a similar period in 1917. Imports of gold show a slight up ward trend over previous months, amounting to over $6,090,000 in May and $93,000,000 for the eleven months ended with May. Exports of gold amounted to less than $4,000, 000 in May and to $188,000,000 in the eleven months. Imports as well as exports of silver continue to increase, the imports amounting to $7,000,000 in May and to 65,000,000 in the eleven months ended with May, which is double the imports of a year ago. Exports of silver during May amounted to $46, 000,000 against $6,000,000 a year ago and $131,000,000 for the eleven months ended with May against $69, 000,000 for the corresponding period of 1917. Greater New York, 7-15-18. Glutting a Free Market It is rather to painful to note, in view of the insistent demands of the U. S. Food administration that we eat more old potatoes, that our in. ports of potatoes for the calendar year 1917 increased 130 per cent, over the calendar year 1913, nine months of which was under Republican Protec tive Tariff law, which carried n duty of 25 cents a abushel on potatoes, while under the present law they are free. With our home market glut ted with spuds, Canada and Bermuda still found it profitable to sell in out markets under Free-Trade, below the prices required to compensate our farmers for their efforts. Sheridan (Wyo.) Post 6-18-18. hibj Cut CzMss None Better None So Good JUST RECEIVED A large order of Liby cut glass, also an order of cheaper cut glass for the summer and fall trade. Prices are about the same as they were. Come in an see our complete line. J. T. MORRISON The Jeweler and Optometrist Citizens Bank Building Hays, Kansas. (First published in Hays Free Press August 15, 1918.) Publication Notice In the District Court within and for the County of Ellis, State of Kansas. Parmelia Martin, widow and adminis tratrix of estate of Bernard Martin, late of Ellis County, Kansas, de ceased, Plaintiff, vs. Theodore Stegner and I Steg- ner, his wife, B. H. Chapman, and Chapman, his wife, et- aL, their unknown executors, adminis trators, trustees, assigns and devis ees. Defendants. Theodore Stegner and Steg- -or, his wife, real name unknown, B. IL Chapman and Chapman, his wife, real name unknown, their heirs and asigns, or administrators or executors, if dead, names unknown, will take notice that the said Par melia Martin, for herself as widow and heir, and as administratrix of the estate of Bernard Martin, deceased, late of Ellis County, Kansas, did on the 13th day of August, A. D., 1918, file a petition in the District Court within and for the county of Ellis, vnd State of Kansas, against the above named defendants, and that said Defendants, and each of them, must answer said Petition on or be fore the 25th day of September, A. '18, or said petition will be tak en as true, and a judgment rendered in r.id petition against said Defend ants, Theodore Stegner JSteg- ner, his wife, real name unkonwn, B. H- Chapman, Chapman ,his wife, real name unknown, their heirs, ex ecutors, administrators, if any names unknown, for a decree cancelling a certain lease given by said Parmelia Martin and Bernard Martin her then husband, on December 5th, 1896, on the Southeast quarter aof Section (4) four and the west half of the north east and the west half of southwest quarter of section ten (10) all in the township number eleven (11) in range eighteen (18) west of the 6th P. M. located in Saline township, county of Ellis and State of Kansas, as shown by said lease duly recorded in book one (1) of leases, on pages 270-271, in Register of Deed3 office Ellis County, Kansas. Mrs. Parmelia Martin, widow and administratrix of estate of Bernard Martin, deceased, late of Ellis County, Kansas, by Har ry Freese as agent and Harry Pes tana as attorney. Attest: F. B. Miller, Clerk of the District Court (SeaL) By Jacob Bissing, Deputy. Phone 152.