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THE HAYS FREE PEESS, HAYS, KANSAS.
SEE DAYS FREE PRE& A. L. CLARK & SON. Publishers and Proprietors Issued every Thursday, and enter ed At the PostofSce at Hays, Kansas, as second class matter. ' Subscription Per Year in Advance - - $1.50 Established 1882 WILL AMERICA COMMUTE THE DEATH SENTENCE One of the greatest tragedies since the World "War was enacted in New York City, last week. All the train wrecks, shipwrecks, murders and suicides of the year, do i not involve as many lives, as much sorrow or as great injustice as was wrapped up in this one act. Thousands of innocent little chil dren were condemned to die within the next ninety days. The Committee or Jury' that pro nounced the death sentence was tnrposed of big-hearted, warm hVarted, judicious men themselves fathers of little children but they have no alternative. Circumstances beyond their control forced form ithem the death sentence upon chil dren as much entitled to life and happiness as the children in their own homes. Seventy pages of cablegrams and reports from all sections of the Near East lay before the Committee from Jerusalem, Beirut, Cilicia, Con stantinople, Asia Minor and the Rus sian Caucasus. The following are out a lew typical excerpts irom a score of cabled appeals: "Hunger spreading over 'new areas." "Death from starvation increas- ,, ing. "Hasten food." "Hasten despatch seed and in creased help to the starving." "Never in most harrowing cnodi- tions of relief work have seen such suffering and tragedy." "Next two' months most critical. Death rate appalling unless addition al funds available." "Alexandropol reports 25,000 de stitute starving who cannot be help ed by 'present budget." "Unless seeds secured Armenia finished." j "American seed wheat for Armen ians is only hope of preventing worse' conditions next winter." "Impossible to tell of misery in spite of enormous work of Near East Relief." "Children dying in all corners of Erivan." "Armenian Government at end of Resources." "Temporary help imperative in in terest of humanity." "Two hundred thousand Cilician refugees now scattered through Beirut-Constantinople areas." - "Mersine shore crowded with re fugees awaiting transportation to Cyprus and Syria." "Ten thousand Armenian refugees with many children arrived Beirut; thousands Tripoli, Tyre, Sidon." "Emergency on account refugees demands immediate action; thou sands camped by roadside." "Find money somewhere and cable authority to relieve worst distress." "Widow refugees begging us to save their children." Every mandate of humanity catt ed upon this Committee (the Execu tive Committee of Near East Relief) to double existing appropriations or make at least a 50rc increase to meet these war and famine emergencies. But the Committee faced also the - treasury with its decreasing receipts and depleted balances. They were forced to vote, not an increase, but a 25 Vc cut in the already inadequate appropriations. The cablegram containing the tragic news was quickly sent the ame afternoon. It was cleared eas ily from New York, and the gay, rich, pleasure-loving city little dreamed of the slaughter of the innocents order ed at the other end in Bible lands. The 25 cut literally means death to thousands upon thousands of inno cent children. Death just as certain ly as if those thousands of children were linedup along the avenue and shot down with machine guns! In additon to these chldren there are other hundreds of thousands of equally innocent and helpless adults women and gxrls driven an mid winter from the plains of Cilicia or destitute upon the war-swept, faiaine-stricken plateaus of the Cau casus. These Christian refugees in Bibl lands now stand under the sen tence of death by starvation. No Time to Linger. Bill Steedum says that when he sees an article on "Brain Cells" he hurries en Just like he does when he comes to articles on "How to Invest Your Spare Dollars." Wilmington .News Journal. BUMPUS By CLARA C. HOLMES . 19 22. by McClure Newipaptr Syndicate. Martha stood at the window of her "blueberry" cabin, watching the fire blackened skeletons of pine trees being shattered in the December gale. It was only four days before Christmas, yet Martha's heart was as desolate as that forbidding wasteland stretching acres to "the eastward. Beside her upon the windowsill, purred Bumpus. She stroked him and confided to him her troubles. 'It might have been very different with us, liumuiis, if someone had not erred so fearfully." Co-incidentally, the words, "To err Is human," flitted into her mind. Iler face brightened. "I'll do it, Bumpus! Anything is bet ter than living a useless existence be cause one hates somebody. But oh, Bumpus, Anne did wrong me so spite fully ! She may not have invented the unreasonable falsehoods ; but he en couraged she persuaded Carlton Burns into believing them. liecsiuse I was sensitive, I was hurt terribly ; so I ran away to free Carlton yes. Bumpus, I ran away from him." she concluded, bursting into sobs "Anyway I'll send Anne a Christmas greeting," she continued, dinging to her purpose, "but I can't buy anything out here. What am I to do. Bumpus?" A moment after Martha had asked the question, the cat jumped down from the windowsill and ran for the loft "stairs and Martha followed him. Bumpus stationed himself vigilantly at the eaves. As Martha glanced around, her attention was eauvrht by a trunk which had not been opened since her sister had died, more than a year before. "Poor Lina's gowns used to fit Anne Crant. Anne has become impover ished ; It seems as if she ' is being punished for her jealous intriguing," reascified unsophisticated Martha. "I can't bestr to wear these pretty things; I wonder If I can persuade my self to give Anne this silk kimono," she faltered, lifting a beautiful gown from its place. Then she sat down to write a note, but her hand trembled and teardrops fell on the script. Dear Anne (Jiant The liankville News says you have had ill luck. I want you to know that I am sorry. " I am mailing you a Christmas remem brance the kimono Llna never was able to wear. Lina was fond of you. "I presume you guessed why I turned cynic I tried to be kind to grandmother it crushed me com pletely when folks gossiped, after she had gone, saying that I had abused her. I suppose I was over-sensitive, too, in regard to Carlton ; but 1 assert now, as I did then, Jhat I liked Carlton for himself alone and not fr his heir ship to the mill property, as Carlton was led to believe was true. I am staying on my blueberry farm. In memory of Llna and Christmas and our own early friendship, T am truly wishing you, and all the old friends, a happy Christmas-tide. "Your once confidante, "Martha Bradwell." Martha courageously went out into the storm to carry her letter and parcel to her mail box, which was nearly a mile away. When she re turned, she passed long hours in sus pense, wondering how Anne would ac cept the gift. By noon the postman came, having put himself out of his way In order to deliver a letter. The message was from Anne. "My dear old chum We are so glad to hear from you no one knew whether you were living or dead. You mention some gossip. Will you kindly reflect that there were others am bitious for Carlton's friendship as well as myself? We are sorry you were so deeply hurt. Do you mind if we plan ti. sleighing party, and drive over when the ro;ul gets' good? "I am sure you never will regret having shown so genuine a Christmas spirit. That this may be your happiest, merriest Christmas, Is the wish of ' "Anne Crant." "Happiest Christmas !" Martha's eyes filled with bitter tears; the words were filled with hollow mockery. Suppressing her anger, Martha watched the snow begin to fall. When Christmas morning dawned. Martha wept again In loneliness. Suddenly she sprang up. Someone was knocking loudly, and she dare not open the door to a stranger. - The Intruder came to the window. - "Don't be afraid, Martha ; for Jupi ter's sake, let me In!" he commanded. She was soothed by the familiar voice; mechanically she opened the door. It takes something more than a northeast blizzard to deter a Yankee. "Hullo, Martha," he greeted, "aren't you going to welcome a fellow who has wallowed miles to get to you?" She let him seize her almost inani mate hands. "Martha," he bantered to dispel ler bewilderment, "honest, I am real and human, even if I am covered with iei cles Anne sent for me to tell me you were here. She was trying to tell me something about somebody's grand mother, the great Jupiter knows what, I don't." Martha forced back a' flow of tears and flashed Carlton one of her win some smiles. She thought just then about her memory gem : and, looking down to the furry bundle on the floor, she effused : "Bumpus, isn't Anne Grant divine?" (First published in the Hays Free j Press, March 16, 1922.) NOTICE OF SALE Executors' Notice of Sale of out standing Book Accounts and -Notes and Mortgages to all persons inter ested, will take notice that w will on the 3rd day of April, 1922, at the nour oi i o'clock p. m., sell at the South Front Door at the Court House in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, at Public Sale for cash, all of the fol lowing described Personal Property, all of the outstanding Book Ac counts, Notes and Mortgages of the Estate of M. J. R. Treat, deceased, situated in the County of Ellis and State of Kansas, to-wit namely One Note of the amount of $628.09 " " " " " 50.43 " " " " " 54.55 65.82 100.00 21.70 97.45 119.24 4.00 Mortgage Note " Book Accounts 3.05 18.80 " , " 39.50 70.10 51.16 331.00 8.80 H. D. Shaffer, Alex Philip, Executors of the Estate of M. J. R. Treat. COMMISSIONERS' PROCEEDINGS Hays, Kansas, Mch. 6, 1922. The Board of County Commission ers met this -day in Tegular monthly session. Members present: John Jacobs, Chairman; Frank Atwood and Christ Von Lintel, Commission ers; and M. A. Basgall, County Clerk. The following bills were presented, examined and allowed and the Co. Clerk instructed to issue warrants for the same: J. M. Wiesner, sal. and exp $135.55 131.00 133.33 50.00 126.90 68.53 250.00 15000 16.00 22.20 32.52 1.00 "sl.OO 12.00 2.00 120.67 8.80 Peter J. Rome, " " Farm Bureau, salary Feb Rose M. Wolf, Dep. Reg. of Deeds hire M. A. Basgall, sal. and exp. Dr. II. S Capps, expenses Dr. H. S. Capps, salary Mrs. Evalina Reed, salary Frank Richstatter, keys Hays City, light bill Crane & Co., supplies Frank King, coyote scalp P. S. Thurston, Esadore Bittle, " John Stegman, " " G. J. Klug, sal. and exp. Robt. Fuller, quar. service Mrs. Evalina Reed, trav. exp 50.00 Ellis Co. Loan & Abs. Co Prem. on Ins. Policy Carl Anton Schmidt, 'bailiff C. J. Loreditsch, auto hire Alex Dechant, truant officer J. M. Schaefer, Index Books Otto Reich, Jury fees C. II. Baugher, " John Pfannesteil, " " C. A. Thurston, " Leo Tauscher, " " Martin Strohmeier, " " Ernest Schoendaller, " " John P. Brungardt, " Joe Urban, " " George Schmidt, " " Alex" Schueler, " " Oscar Strubble, " Peter Dinges, " " W. H. Bellman, " Joe Dechant, " " Douglas Montgomery, " 41.40 24.00 15.80 8.50 75.00 35.00 34.50 27.80 23.60 25.90 21.90 17.20 4.50 24.80 22.10 3.00 9.20 25.20 3.00 3.00 6.10 C. J. Loreditsch, sal. and exp. 151.00 Robt. Fuller, exp. 320 R A .Leiker, sal. and exp. 105.75 Adam Weigel, janitor 80.00 J. B. Gross, salary 108.33 Dr. G. C. Unrein, examination 5.00 Russell Heslet, auto hire 3.20 II. S. Capps, trav. exp. Louis Christiansen, exp. Eleanor Dreiling, Co Clk. Dep 60.00 32.44 58.34 hire United Tele. Co., tele, service Hall iLtho. Co., supplies M. H. Mock, coyote scalp Geo. Dome. 24.85 3.36 4.00 7.00 J. 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Clk.'s . salary' 65.00 Steve Joy, bailiff 36.00 F. Loreditsch, salary 150.00 M. A. Basgall. sal. Co. Assess. 200.00 F. H Wasinger, jury fees 25.76 MMoritz Baier " " 33.00 John Krueger, " " 17.10 E. R. Gibson, " " 4.50 Mike Irion, " " 20.20 Fre dHiggins, " " 34.50 Einnenberjger, " " 28.00 Anton N. Kuhn, " " 4.10 Ceo. Befort. " " 18.60 T. A. Schmidt, " " 34.60 Sam Groff, " " 13.40 Charles Nulton, " " 30.40 Edwin Hill, " " 3.00 Cosmas Staab, " " 3.40 Ernest llbert, " " A6.00 Robt. Dickinson, " " 6.00 G. B. Grout, " " 3.00 M. F. Crissman, " " 3.50 John J. Miller, " " 4.50 Walter Runyon, " " 3.00 Roy Thomas, " " 6.00 J. W. Yohe, " " 3.00 Alfred Barnes, " " 3.00 Paul A. Schmidt, " " 3.00 Frank Ubert, " " 4.00 C H. Wolf, " " 3.00 Paul Leiker, " " 3.00 M. L. Morro, " " 3.00 Walter Joy, " " 3.00 Wm. Baughman, " " 3.00 H. W. Beyers, " " 3.00 C. A. Hawks. ' " 3.00 On motion of Commissioner Von Lintel, the Board adjourned until 1:30 p. m. The Board met pursuant to ad journment. All members present. The following bills were present ed, examined and allowed and the County Clerk instructed to issue war rants for the same : F. B. Brungardt. mdse pauper 77.65 J. J. Falkenstein. " " 12.75 Ethel Louage, mother's pension 15.00 And .Goetz. allowance 25.00 Co-op. Elev. Co., Vic, coal pau. 5.23 Mrs. Dora Goodschuck. allow- ance Feb 15.00 Schumacher & Son, mdse. pau.. 9.88 Treat, Shaffer & Co.,-coal pau. 12.50 And. Keiner, allowance 18.00 j J. B. Bassrall. mdse pauper 34.75 P. N. Rohleder, roa dlabor 24.00 Simon Jacobs, grader man 24.00 j Beilman & Son, supplies 7.90 i Andrew Graf, dragging 9.50 j J. Neuberger, burning weeds 18.90 i Annas Leiker, dragging 18.90 Joe Korbe, road labor 11.80! Andrew Graf, dragging 8.00 M. M. Weigel, " 7.00 A. R. Crissman, " 17.15 J. G. Grippin, burning weeds 26.90 j F. B. Brown, dragging 26.60 St. Joseph's Home, for Grabbe i children - 70.00 C. W .Harper, allowance for Mrs. Helms 15.00 This is our First i 4 ff 10 Days Beginning n 'Meordk 2fl8 'to April S 1 I M m m put on a REAL BARGAIN SALE. In this sale we are going to CLOSE OUT every pair of CHILDRENS SHOES and PUMPS in Stock ranging in price from 98c to $3.98 for sizes 8 to 1 2 and 1 2 to 2. Sandals go at 98c and $1 .59. 100 Pairs of LADIES SHOES, PUMPS Prices ranging from $2.48 to We are also closing out every pair of BOYS DRESS SHOES in stock $3.39 and 4.49.. Every pair of MENS WORK SHOES must go in this sale. Prices $1.89 and $3.49. This is all NEW STOCK and you will find in this lot of shoes, prices way under todays 'market value. Come in and be convinced. PHONE 203 South Ch QT!1lT J. N. Dreiling, mdse. pauper 20.22 Margaret Unrein, allowance 49.77 Farmers' State Bank, Ellis, al lowance, Mrs. Goodchuck 15.00 Carl Leiker, mdse. pauper 24.87 L. O. Akers, allowance 22.00 Sarah Price. Mothers' pension 10.00 John Groff, caring for R. Graff 10.00 Mrs. G. S. Bedger, lodging Mrs. Grabbe 6.00 Felten Transfer Co., drayage 2.50 C. W. Rouse, road labor 127.45 John Orth, tractor man 29.25 Mike Urban, road work 8.45 R. W. Ealden, dragging 5.00 Jake Younker, road work 11.80 John Gassman, road labor 7.00 B. P. Brungardt, dragging 24.00 Henry Freitag, " 9.45 Arthur Hughes, " 22.00 Floyd Gerken, " 22.00 The monthly report of the County Health Officer was read and approv ed. The monthly report of the County Farm Bureau was read and approved. The Depository Bond of the First National Bank of Ellis, was approv ed. Refunding Warrant was issued to B. Brungardt, amount $20.47. By order of Tax Commission. Bryan Harsh Lamps The 'best lamps made. Each one brand new right from the Ifactory. We have no second hand lamps. We have nothing but absoultely new lamps to offer for sale. Come in and let us solve your light problem for you, either in fixtures or lamps. No lamp genuine unless it has the blue Bryan Marsh label. Look for the Bryan Marsh label. JOHN F. COSTNER Headquarters for Lamps Shoe Sale and for that OOOOO : H. H. Winter General Hardware HAYS CITY, KANSAS f reason we are going to $2.49,. sizes 3 to 8; and $1.79 to All of our Childrens and Misses and OXFORDS $6.48 Hays, Kansas 3 Pi H t I B1 pa hi m. i i s p ' if :i "