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TOOK NO CHANCE OH "HANTS"
That Batch of Troopers Didn't Intend to Be Caught With the "Goods' on Them. - There was a colored labor outfit In the S. O. S. engaged in quarry work near a base port. A few weeks ago, in the course of opening up some new ground, they discovered an old Roman burying ground with many skeletons, coins and relics. The find made quite an impression on the minds of the find ers, and there vere many speculations as to whether the shades of the de parted legionaries still hovered around in the vicinity of their last resting place. The general opinion was that a man ought to be on his guard when out late at night. About that time the sum of CO francs disappeared from the counter of a nearby Y. M. C. A. hut. The captain of this outfit doesn't know a great deal about classroom psychology, but he has learned a lot about it in the field. He called his outfit together one night In the Y hut and told them of the dis appearance of the money. Then he outlined the history and characteris tics of the old Romans. "Boys," he said, "there was one thing a Roman hated worse than any thing else, and that was a thief. If the ghosts of those old fellows who were buried up there on the hill should learn that somebody In this outfit had 60 francs in his pocket, I don't know just what would happen. I'm going to put my hat here on the table and turn out the lights. The guilty man will know what to do." There was quite a shuffling of feet and milling around In the hut, and then all was quiet. When the captain turned on the lights again and looked In the hat he found not only the GO francs, but 300 more, and a few odd centimes for good measure. Stars and Stripes. HELPED BY WESTERN IDEALS American Missionaries Must Be Given Much Credit for the Uplifting of John Chinaman. He Is now to be found in every country of the globe. As an immi grant he comes Ignorant of language and subject to oppressive laws, but he makes his own way. Drop him down on any spot on the earth's sur face and he will make a living for himself and ask odds of no one. The Chinese beggar In a foreign land is unknown. He is miserly and lives cheaply only when circumstances com pel. When prosperity smiles there Is no more generous people. As a trader and a merchant he has no equal. In the Philippines there are only 50,000 Chinese, less than 1 per cent of the total population. But this handful of Chinese controls 90 per cent of the retail trade of the islands. In trade, in scholarship, in bodily strength and endurance, in industry John China man individually is able to hold his own against all comers. He can live and prosper in adverse conditions j where all other races fail. Yet his country is weak and helpless against the aggressions of smaller countries and its future Is a subject of "appre hension and doubt. Official corrup tion, superstition, provincial spirit in stead of national patriotism, bind the country to old forms, and make its progress slow and uncertain. West ern ideals and learning, .carried to China largely by the American mis sionary, are helping now to show more clearly the ways to advance ment and are loosening some of the old bonds. World's Work. Passing of Emma. Emma is dead. She died, not per haps altogether that others might live, but she surely died to make an Ameri can holiday. Most of her life she had been petted and dined, for it was de signed that she put on weight, much as the female of the species objects to embonpoint. Emma was, in her tender youth, removed from base hospital 15 to base 32. And that is just where in erest for all the folks at home who aave boys at base 32 starts, for surely no member of the hospital so far for got his surroundings as not to mention Emma in his letters. So Emma grew and grew. Recently the end came. It was announced in a letter home thus laconically and graphically: "We ate Emma yesterday." She was served to the hospital attaches, and while "it may be disloyal to say so, the diners say she tasted better than American pork But weep not, you outsiders who read this, for Emma was only a wild hog. Stars and Stripes. Inconsiderate. Infantry. One artillery unit worked hard dur ing the afternoon of the second day of the attack to get its pieces into posi tion. It had moved up for the second time, and had not fired a shot. It was four o'clock when the -lieutenant In command gave orders for every one to stand by. The gunners were to fire their first volley Into the German lines. Every one stood waiting for the final word when the telephone rang and word came that the Infantry had ad vanced so far that it would be neces sary to move up again before going Into action. "Oh!" said a gunner; "those infan try guys ain't got no respect for ua at all I" Stars and Stripes. Conscientious Objector. Tm a conscientious objector, ex claimed the Prussian general who "wai about to go out of efflce. "To war?" "No. To peace." Masterpieces. Masterpieces have never been pro duced by men who have had no mas ters. Henry J. van Dyke. Lava Warm After Thirty Years. . . , . . . . . - . has been tested and found to be at a temperature of 1,500 degrees Fahren heit. On the volcano's slopes lavas from various outbursts are definitely Isolated, and even now lava thrown out 80 years ago is quite warm. PAINT ASAN ASSET. Bankers Say They Lend More Money on Property When Buildings Are Well Painted. AN INDICATION OF THRIFT. One Concern Advances 25 Per Cent. 'More if Repainting Is Done Every Five Years. Does It pay to paint carefully farm buildings? Does It add to the selling value of a farm when buildings are properly kept up and regularly paint ed? A careful inquiry of a number of leading bankers in the Mississippi val ley, including such states as Iowa, Illi nois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Mis souri, reveals the fact that in nearly every case the bankers did not hesi tate to say that they would lend all the way from 5 to 50 per cent, more on land where farm buildings were well painted and kept in good condition. They maintain that well kept-up and well painted buildings and fences are an indication of thrift and that the thrifty farmer is a good client, and to him money can be safely loaned. An average of the returns from these bankers shows that the increased loan value because of painted buildings is around 22 per cent. Some of these bankers make inter esting comment. A Michigan concern says that, while not especially pre pared to advise definitely in response to this inquiry, the officers would loan more money on farms where buildings were painted than where they were not so treated. This bank also finds that where houses, barns and fences are well taken care of the farm is a profitable proposition, and blinkers In general consider the farmer a good client. Another Michigan bank- says "farm buildings out of repair and needing paint Indicate that the owner Is slow pay." Such farms are rated at about one-third of the assessed value for loans. Where the farm buildings are"ln good shape the rating is one half. The president of a middle west ern bank says that when real estate loans are considered, painted buildings are always taken Into consideration in making an estimate. The general ap pearance of the property surrounding the house and barn and also the fields and fences would be carefully observ ed. He further says that he has no hesitancy in saying that he would ab solutely refuse a loan on farms where the buildings were not kept up and well painted. In his judgment, un painted farm buildings would reduce the loan value at least 2." per cent. A Minnesota banker says that he is much more willing to loan money where the building" are well painted. In his particular rase he believes that he would 20 per cent, more than if the buildings were not properly taken rare of. A furmr who will kep his buildings painted takes a imic-Ii deepi'i interest .n his work than one wnr noes not. Another Minne sota bank s:iys that well painted build ings have resulted in securing from bar.k soi.ietinus as high as 23 per -(! T. i:".rf money tnan wiiere the buildings are not painted. An Ohio concern says that it will loan 25 per cent, more si-oney on a well kepi farm where buildings are painted at least once every five years. A southern Illi nois hank says that it has no fixed rule aboiM ibis, but it does make a de cided difference when owners of -farm lands apply for loans. If the buildings are well pawned ana thus well pre served the loan rale would not only be cheaper, but the ; -mount of money borrowed would be larger. A northern Illinois bank does not hesitate to say that it would loan fully HO per cent, more on a farm where buildings were wol! painted and in good order than where they wore not. The vice presi dent, who answers the inquiry, goes on to say: "There nrobably are many farmers good financially and morally who permit their buildings to remain unpainted. but as a rule the most sub stantial people w!h live in the coun try keep their buildings well painted." An Iov.a brink, through its vice pres ident, states that it would make a dif ference of at least 2. per cent, in fa vor of the farm with painted build ings. Another -Iowa concern says that It would make- a difference of at least 20 per cenL All this being true, it is perfectly evident that it is a good business prop osition to keep the farm buildings well painted. They not only look better and are more pleasing to the owner, but the farm would sell to better ad vantage, the loan value of the property would be greatly increased and the buildings themselves would last much longer and need less repair. The American Agriculturist. PAINT AND ILLITERACY. Curious Fact Comes to Light That Lo calities Least Using Books Avoid Paint Also. Washington. D. C. A curious fact has been brought to light by the Edu cational Bureau and the Bureau of In dustrial Research here. It Is that In the states where Illiteracy is most prevalent paint is Jeast used. The paint referred to is tne common or barn variety, of course, for the back woods countries have no need for the finer pigments or facial adornments. It is true, though, that In the sections of all states where white Illiteracy Is highest painted homes are rare and painted outbuildings and barns are practically unknown. Probably" the illiterates do not use paint on their buildings because they do not under stand Its value as a preservative. Mpted 'Colored Woman. Sojourner Truth was a colored wom an born In New York state, probably about the middle of the eighteenth century, as she was middle aged at the time of Washington's death, In 1709. That was not her real name. I but she. assumed it for reasons of her 1 . ... su. oner vi uo x oiaic xkk uct uic "j- til set free by an act of the New York legislature in 1827, abolishing slavery In that state, July 4, 1S27. Mrs. Har riet Beecher Stowe wrote a life of her. Spectacles on Potato. A spectacled potato has been lifted by an allotment holder on the Trede gar estate at Newport, Monmouth, England. The bridge, of the spectacles rests across the middle of the potato, in which it Is embedded. The glasses are unbroken, but the steel frame, also unbroken, has rusted. PIANOS High grade pianos at Lowest prices. Satisfaction guaranteed. Terms to please. W. H. Thompson, ! The Monument man, Wilson, Kans. j (First Published March 27, 1919 in; VS Hays Free Press iThe Unknown Heirs, Executors, Ad- SHERIFF'S SALE In the District Court of Ellis Coun ty, Kansas. Hattie A. Bowlby, VS. Joseph Ast, Carrie Ast, and the First National Bank, Ellis, Kansas. Notice of Sale By virtue of an order of sale issued out of the said District Court in the above entitled action and to me di rected and delivered, I will on April 29r 1919, at 2:00 p. m. on said day at the south front door of the Court House in the City of Hays in Ellis County, Kansas, sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder, for cash, all of the following described Real Estate situated in Ellis County and State of Kansas, to-wit: The South Half of Section Thirty one (31), and the South Half of Sec tion Thirty-two (32), all in Town ship Twelve (12), South Range Nine teen (19). The said property is taken as the property of the defendants and will be sold under said order of sale to. satisfy judgement as to the said Hat tie A. Bowlby, and will be sold with out appraisement, subject to an eigh teen month period of redemption as provided by law. ALEX WELTZ, Sheriff of Ellis County, Kansas. SPECIALIST - WILL BE IrT HAYS CITY THURSDAY, APRIL 17th At The WINDSOR HOTEL and at Russell, Wednesday, April 16th. For One Day Only On His Regular Monthly Visits HOURS: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. A person has health and strength in just 'the jrojortion that the vital organs jerform their functions jro perly. There is something radically ,-rong when one feels tired and dis couraged, unfit and unwilling for their daily work. Humanity was nev er intended to suffer with headaches, coated tongue, pain in the back or tomach, holjow eyes, pimple skin, yellow complexion, weak nerves and the many symptoms attending the half-sick conditions which attack so many people. They are not sick en ough to go to bed and not really well enought to be at work, sa they go on trying to keep their place in a busy work-a-day world where people in half health stand but little show. All the time some chronic disease is making deeper and deeper inroads, until in some cases they are past curing, then they wake up when it is forever too late. HE DOES NOT USE THE KNIFE Dr. Brown treats diseases of the Stomach, Liver, Blood, Skin, Nerves, Heart, Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder, oex- ual Diseases, Diseases of "Women, Rheumatism, Diabetes, Catarrh. Bed Wetting, Leg Ulcers, certain forms of Paralysis, "Weak Lungs, Asthma, Bronchitis, Appendicitis, Gall Stones, Goiters, Tumors, Cancers, Billious ness, Dyspepsia, Dropsy, Emaciation, Epilepsy, Headaches, Sleeplessness Neurasthenia, Obesity, Plurisy, Scro fulous Diseases, Diseases of Men. If you have Kidney or Bladder troubles bring an ounce bottle of your urine for analysis. The doctor furnishes all his own medicines. FILES Itching, Bleeding Blind or ProT trading Piles quickly and permanent ly cured WITHOUT THE KNIFE. No cutting, no chloroform or other dangerous anesthetic used. He gives a contract and guarantee to cure every case he treats, no matter how long sanding, or refund every cent of your mony. If you are afSicted with this pain ful and troublesome malady it will pay you to call and have a talk with him. The doctor i3 authorized by the State of Kansas to treat all chronic diseases of men and women. Examination and consultation free and confidential Office Address: T. C. BROWN, M. D. 418 Ridge Bldj. Kansas City, Mo. Reference: Gate City National Bank FOR SALE Wallace County Farms and Ranches for sale cheap, write or come. M. J. Gauss, Weskan, Kansas. A modern home in North Hays. Good well and city water, good orchard, bearing. Half cash, balance on five years time. See C. C. Black mun. 14-4t PUBLICATION NOTICE Case Number 6637 In The District Court of County, Kansas. John S. Dreiling, Plaintiff, Ellis ministrators, Devisees, Trustees or Assigns, of, William E. Webb, Philena K.Webb, James W. Dow ner, James K. Knight, George W. Updyke and William J. Wells, Deceased, Elizabeth Hutchinson, heir at law of Martin Allen, de ceased and S. B. Hutchinson Husband of Elizabeth Hutchin son, Defendants. To the Defendants above named, Yon and paph of vou will talcp no tice that the Plaintiff, above named? did on the 10th day March, 1919, file his petition in the Court above named against you, the said defend ants, and that you and each of you must answer said petition so filed as aforsaid, on or before the 24 day of April, 1919, or said petition will be taken as true and a Judgment rend ered against you and each of you, Quieting and Establishing the Title to Lots Numbered Nine (9) and Ele ven (11) of Block Numbered Fifty (50) of the Town of Hays City, (now the City of Hays) Ellis County, Kan sas and forever barring you from all title interest and estate therein in fa vor of said plaintiff. A. D. GILKESON, Attorney for Plaintiff. First Publication, March 13th, 1919. $100 Reward, $1CD The readers of this paper Trill bo pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages and that Is catarrh. Catarrh beins greatly influenced by constitutional conditions requires constitutional treatment, liall's Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and acts thru the Blood on the Mucous Sur faces of the System thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, giving- the patient strength by building up the coh r'itution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in the curative powers of Hall's Catarrh Medicine that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. Ohio. Sold by all Druggist. 75c LOMI MILLV. ORK and tenerml balldlOX material at 25 OR MORE SAVING to yon. Dont even consider boylnc ttntil you bae asnt n complete Urt of wbt yon Deed mud have onr estimate tT return mall. We ship quick and pay the fraught. FARMERS LUMBER CO. 30YO STREET . .OMAHA, NEBR. 2339 - . "When you are in need of New Tires, Half soles or Tubes, or any kind of Tire or Tube Vulcanizing, just step in at the first door east of the Windson Hotel and geet just what Windsor Hptel and get just what you want at Frank Laey's Tire Shop. All work is guaranted. Frank Lacy Phone 527. Hays, Kansa3 tiva REGULAR Thursday at 8:00 at 3:30 CO Meats and Fes We are prepared to take care of your orders for MEATS, GROCERIES' FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES. T. G. REED &. SONS, Hays, Kansas - BUSINESS CARDS City Property For Sale. We have " some good Residence Property for sale, well located, at a Bargain. Inquire at THE FREE PRESS OFFICE. JUSTUS BISSING Plaining Mill Carpenter and Contractor All Kinds of Wood Work Hays, Kansas DR. G. C. UNREIN Physician and Surgeon Office over Basgalls' Grocery Store. Phones: Res. 130B; Office 258. J. R. BETTHAUSER, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Successor to Geo. P. Hemm Over Basgall Bldg. Office Phone 257 RUTH FLIESBACH Public Stenographer Chamber of Commerce Office Private Phone 254 C. M. HOLMQUIST Attorney-at-Law Ofiice over First National Bank Phone ISO - HAYS. KANSAS E. A. REA Attormey-at-Law Office over Citizens State Bank Phone 129 - Hays, Kansas DR. P. C. ANDERS Physician & Surgeon Phones: Office 273, Res. 333. Reeder Bldg. Hays, Kans. DR. O. A. HENNERICH Physician & Surgeon Oculist Office over Wiesners Grocery Store l'none 35 5 R. Phone 278 DR. A. A. HERMAN Dentist PHONE 341 HAYS, KANSAS DR. H. B. NEISWANGER Dentist All work guaranteed Office over Citizens Bank Ga3 Administered. Phone 23- 5 .0 s When You Think 8 OF PHOTOS THINK OF MARKEL Phone 452. Hays, Kans. Choru; REHEARSALS p. m. and Sunday p. m. I FT Groceries Phcne 169 1 - 5 c:33CiECe3CE0ECE033CECE m ll AT THIS 1 In our many yers of buying we have taken into con sideration the needs of the people of this community. We have taken precautions in buying good wholesome food that builds up the body. We also keep our store in the best of condition. Spick and span clean throughout. We ask that you pay us a visit and have a look at our grocery line. We also have a good line of Dry Goods and Notions. Carl Leiker Phone 267 - - 8 o o o it- YO'J ' WHAT O , 'Vis , Yv--. -O v" W" g GRAIN, LIVESTOCK, LANDS Insurance and Loans if you need anything in the above lines, see 1 W. J. MADDEN I GOVERNMENT BONDS BOUGHT AND SOLD g I Pure, Fresh, Wholesome ?, TJT 1 1 iJ . O iiiive teietieu uur in tiits care. They hold their sweetness and good flavor. Just run over our list and select what you want. Mrs. Housekeeper, just try our nice juicy steaks and see if they aren't different. The kind that hold their deliciousness and tempting- appetising aroma. JOHN HAYS, - 3 C333lC8CeC o o d o Every Time o o 05 o 0 YOU realize the importance of the quality of your GROCERIES. That is our specialty "QUALITY" It costs us a little more, and we have to meet the same prices of other dealers, but we find from experience that it pays in the long run, because we never lose our custo mers. Its Quality that does it, J. B. BASGALL S HAYS. 3 Member of the o or F. HAVEMANN, Manager The largest and most complete stock of Lumber and Building Material in the City. Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster. We also handle the genuine Canon City. Monarch, Rock Springs, Northern Colorado and other Western Coals as well as Weir City and Anthracite. Call on us for Coal, and let us figure on your Lumber Bills. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION HAYS. g Member of the NOW IS THE TIME TO LOOK FOR A rJiIUTliIIEIL(32U QUALITY OF Material Best, Workmansh? First-Class CALL ON. PHONE OR WRITE TO Hoch Monument Works p J KOCH, Proprietor HAYS, si & QtT STORE o Son - Give us a trial When You're Thinking over the question of moving it would be well to call us into the council. Our experience will be worth a lot to you and it won't cost you a penny. All that- we charge you for is the actual work we do. That seems fair enough, doesn't it? Hays City Transfer Co. Phones: Office 18; Res. 173 -.-i i a i -1 - witn carexui inspection ana diligent WELTZ KANSAS You Eat Chamber of Commerce KANSAS haffer KANSAS Chamber of Commerce w KANSAS