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T FJT- JT" FPEE VOL. XU. NO. 47 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY. OCT. 26, 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEA! THE HOTEL WINDSOR SUBSTANTIAL AND COSTLY IM PROVEMENTS ARE NOW BEING MADE 1 Not Only to Accommodate the United States Postoffice But for the Betterment of Hotel Ser vice in the City and the Accom modation of the General Pubjic The United States Government has secured of the Mulroy Brothers a ten year lease on the North room of the Windsor Hotel which will be used for the Hays Postoffice. The parti tions are being torn out, which will make one large room and will be ample for the government as a post office for probably more than ten years. The front clear across the building is being torn out and in its place will be a full plate glass front. The basement now ocupied by F. F; Glassman as a Shoe Shop, will be bricked up and an entrance to the basement will be in the postoffice lob- by Not only the one room will be entirely remodeled and refurnished, during the civil war. "Bar" in the District Court of Ellis but the whole building will receive a The nomination was a tragic event County, at Hays, Kansas, December thorough going over. Already the for Garfield, recalled with penetrat-' 10th, 1893; and to the Supreme back part of the annex has .been built ( ing anguish to this day. ! Court -of the State of. Kansas, at To- up to two stories with basement. j He was a capable military com- peka, December 5th, 1899, A. D. He A third story will be added to the mander, the trusted confidential ad- j has appeared as counsel in person and present building, which will add thir- viser of the government at the head- by "Brief" in a number of cases be-ty-eight new rooms to the present ( quarters of General Rosecranz; he ! fore the Supreme Court since his ad complement of rooms, making seven- ( was an eloquent orator, a statesman, mission; and has been successful in a ty in all. Every one with bath and a wise and good man, a "typical Amer- , majority of them. with all modern appliances. This j ican patriot, of the high-class upon During the World War, he tender hostelry when fully equipped, will be, which the government leaned in the ' ed his services at the beginning; but one of the best in the state. The new j heroic days of our histQry, a man of j owing to his age was not accepted as improvements will cost approximate-. absolute integrity and purpose, he appears from the f olowing copies of ly $35,000. took up the reing of government, . communications received by him; T1 t a rr t i i I 1 i l l ,i --i i .i i i xxie rubtomce room win inciuae j the former hotel lobby, and the pres- ( ent parlor across the hall from the postoffice will be converted into a new j lK-, v, tv. . 7 "k UB( stairway will be torn down and put up in another place and the entrance where the stairs now are will be rent- ed to any person wishing to start a 1 ciga store or any other small busi ness.. With the addition of another story to the Windsor with the additional rooms, the Brunswick, the new Nor- j mal Cafeteria and the number of restaurants already here, it would j seem that the traveling public will be pretty well provided for without the added expense to the city of a new $150,000 hotel that is now being con templated. Hays has always cared for her vis itors and with the addition to the Windsor, Hays will be better able ! than ever to care for all comers. And in connection with other improve ments, the Windsor people are con templating again opening up the Cafeteria. A SERIOUS AUTOMOBILE SMASH A Dodge Touring Car Running: at High Speed Crashes Into a Ford Injuring Five Persons Last Saturday evening5, .William Dite and wife, who live southwest of Ellis, while going home, were ran into wjr a '-'---,- "J . " j man. The fender of the Ford was, damaged and the two right wheels were hroken, turning the car over and seriously injuring Mrs. Dite. There were four others in the car with the Dites, Mr. and Mrs! Ross Gillson and two teachers. Four other of the six people in the car were in inrod One nf th teachers. Miss Elizabeth Gillson, had her nose and three ribs broken. The other teacher suffered a broken collar bone. Both young women are in the Hays hos pital. The other two are not serious ly injured. . The accident occurred just across the line in Trego county and the negro who was driving the Dodge car that caused the smashup, is in the Trego County jail. Mrs. Wm. Dite is the mother of Mrs. J. B. Gross, wife of Probate Judge Gross. . Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reemsiryder left this Thursday morning, for Wich ita, where they will visit Dr. and Mrs. A. II. Pruitt. From there they will visit friends in Topeka. They will be absent about two weeks. Mr. W. F. Czeskleba of 'the Hays City Drug Store, has rented the Ed win Hill residence on West Normal Avenue, and will take possession 'about November 1st. The Hill. house ii in a choice location and one of the finest rental properties in the city. A BLACK PAGE IN AMERICAN curred in a trial court than was ex HISTORY ; hibited at the arraignment of Charles (By M. H. J.) j Giteau the insolence with which he Grandma Garfield was the only disturbed the orderly procedure was rr,rtv.r wfcrt .f An ii . i unlike anything in the history of our motner wno sat on the rostrum and , , . country, accustomed as "we are to witnessed the inauguration of her son dallying with high crime and crim as President of the United States. j inals. On the evening of that day, at the Justice prevailed in the end, and six o'clock dinner at the White House, ' we recaI1 nvv the criminal's face, the Grandma was one of the guests at . Pallr f death' as he was literally .i f . , , . , , . dragged and carr.'ed to the place of the table, and naively made the query, execution v,;i f:i i , ', ' While a faint smile rippled across the faces of the guests, the President answered, "Yes, mother, now we can have a cow!" The prize of Garfield's nomination to the presidency was the result of an : Awkward contretemns at a RpniiW!ian ! convention, which proved a blow to the life-long ambition of John Sher- man who deserved the nomination by the so-called political scheme of sen iority, that is to say, he was one of our eminent statesmen who could claim by warrant of service the re wards of his country. But he lacked the quality of personal popularity; 1 the scoffer called him an icicle, the recognized opposite of his brother, "Old Tecump," the brilliant general. He was not a good mixer in the popular sense, like Jim Blaine, and his enemies remembered that he had made a fortune on the rise in whiskey , uacKea Dy xne uoa-speea oi tne na-' tion, he richly deserved all that good fortune could bring him. We remember what manner of man u ,,.i l j 4.1. i:4.i.: i c ,wW c siu u KUW.i.B ; prize and was plunged to the bottom of a frightful abyss; he enjoyed a few brief glorious days when he rode life's topmost wave. 1 We could confidently claim that he would have proved one of the ablest executives our government has ever had; he laid the foundation of a corn- petent cabinet at the head of which was a brilliant Secretary of State, Jmes G. Blaine. The opening months of his admin istration were full of promise, the masses of our people were confident, inspired by a rising industrial pros perity. And the people wanted to see the new President and become acquaint- ed, and an invitation was extended him to meet the people on a notable occasion and preparations for depart ure from the White House were made, and with pleasurable anticipa- 1 tions the Executive and his Secretary were conveyed to the Union Station. - President Garfield was an arresting figure physically; a striking presence in any crowd. I would that it were possible for me to stop short at this point iri this nar ration! But no! Charles Giteau with premeditated murder in his heart and a gun in his naiiu, cafccwjr auugui, nic jyyui tunc moment: it came quickly: the Presi- dent and his Secretary came into the open, in the foyer of the station, and the brutal crime wa3 done. A thrill of horror passed over the wires of the nation and across the seas to all nations. The high hopes and worthy ambi tions of a great career were suddenly quenched. The Preident was borne back to the WTiite House; he questioned the sur geon in attendance; one chance in ten was the answer; wath firmness of thfi Wan He was given a CERTI- f uJnT! Pr1fS1 JfICATE OF HONOR upohtheoc answered "We W!ll take that chance." casion of hfe HONORABLE DIS Consulting surgeons . distinguished CHARGE from the service of the in f hair nrnfocciATi CTliniPfl tho xxtvmt t H I , 7 77.;. and the probabilities of the patient; weary weeks -passed, and the nation went down on its knees in supplica tion; there was no sign of healing by "first intention" as the surgeon's phrase puts it, and the President was removed to the sea shore"; the stalwart frame succumbed at last and the na tion, clothed jn weeds, followed the remains to the rotunda of the Capitol; his old friends and colleagues of the Senate went up to take a farewell look; the ravages of months of suffer ing had so wrecked the front of Jove that they turned at the threshold, at the first glimpse, overcome by what his mortal fjrame m-- suffer in an extremity. A more shameful scene never oc repay, Stop! WHO IS Look! JAMES Listen T. NOLAN? H-e is the RePublican candidate for ' County Attorney of Ellis County sub- ; ject to the will of the majority of teh voters at the Election in Novem ber, next; and he earnestly solicits your vote and support. IS HE QUALIFIED? JUDGE FOR YOUR- SELVES. What follows may assist you in forming this judgment. He has taught in the Public Schools of Ellis, Rush and Ellsworth counties for fifteen terms, and was an Instruc tor in the Ellis and Rush County Nor- mal Institutes. He passed the exam- ination and was admitted to the nameiy, (I) War Department, Headquarters Cen tral Dept., Military Training Div. i 1 Til r rt l inicago, in., may oro, isiv. p. Military Training Division, To Mr. James T. Nolan, Lock Box 271" Ellis, Kansas. Subject: Officers Reserve Corp, Training Camp. The Department Commander di rects me to return your application herewith and inform you that the maximum age for eligibility for com mission in the Officers Reserve Corp is 44 years. Y. M. Marks, YMM :H. Captain U. S. A. Ret. (ID Headquarters, Central Department Chicago, 111., Aug. 25th, 1917. ORIGINAL The War Department desires that you be informed that he number of applications for the Central Depart ment Series of Training Camps was more than nearly six times the num ber authorized.. The examiners were directed to select those who, from the papers submitted and other evidence available were in their judgment best suited. From the foregoing you will examining boards had in carrying out instructions and making their selec tions. It is regretted that you were not selected, but you are assured that your tender of services at the time is appreciated and commended, and en titles you to credit for the patriotic impulse that prompted your desire to attend said camp and serve your country, fully equal to that of the successful candidate. It is hoped, therefore, that you will maintain the same spirit of patriotism and devo tion to your country and should fu ture opportunity open that you will be equally ready. Very respectfully, J Thomas H. Barry, Major General, Commanding. Later, he served as an -Associate Member of the Legal Advisory Board without compensation and received a letter from General Crowder com mending him for such service. He was appointed by Governor Capper as a delegate to the WAR COUNCIL at Topeka in 1918; and served as a FOTJR-MTMTTTP! TAM iinKl fhx tnca jumted States in recognition of LOYAL and DEVOTED SERVICE as a FOUR-MINUTE MAN. Such are among some of the things indicat ing the qualification of the Repub lican Candidate for County Attorney, James T. Nolan. Don't you think the recommendations good? Put an X after his name onElection Day, and say that you do. Up in Graham county, J. T. Clifton, the farmer who shot and killed his boy in a moment of rage, because the boy went to the barn, gathered the eggs, and wanted to cook them for breakfast instead of selling them, was found guilty of nnrdsr in the first degree, and sentenced to the state prison for life. vengeance is min;. I will ; sa;th tv,e LoT.d i ' ' j ANNOUNCEMENT THE HAYS RODEO ASSEMBLED A LARGE CROWD AT THE FAIR GROUNDS The Polo Boys did Themselves Proud and the Fun Was Enjoyed by All Present The Rodeo staged by the Hays Polo Club, last Thursday, was a success, financially and otherwise. Thefe were over a thousand people present from far and near. The boys put on a show that was appreciated. The following are the different con- ! tests and races put on for the amuse- men of the crowd. BUCKING CONTEST Bucking Horse Everett Phelps won first Bucking Mule Virgil Stevenson won .first Bucking Steer Frank McCarth, 1st " Virgil Stevenson, 2nd " Geo. Michelson, 3rd HORSE RACING mile dash Frank King, 1st " " " Ike Hanse, 2nd. " " " A. Bender, 3rd V& mile dash Wilfred Crissman, 1st " " ike Hanse, 2nd Mike Weiner, 3rd ' Potato Race Archie Wineland, 1st Wm. Philip, Jr., 2nd " Wm. Hall, 3rd In the Hurdle Races the Judges got ( mixed as to who was the winner and it was called off. j CV1AVERIC RACE AND ROPING 1st, Racing and Roping Robt. Hall, I 12 sec. 2nd, Racing arid Roping Wm. Hall, 40 sec. 3rd, Racing and Roping Wm. Hall, 61 sec. BULL BATING CONTEST Everett Phelps First Geo. Bickel Second RELAY RACE Joe Montgomery First Lindsey Clark Second Everett Phelps Third AUTOMOBILE RACE R. Hollensby. with a Chevrolet, 1st Vern Richmond, with a. Ford 2nd All of the Polo ponies had a one eighth mile dash. No records were made and we cannot give finals. COYOTE ICHASE Mr. Schmidt of Catherine took First The following were the committees who were responsible in a great meas- ure for the excellent results rtf th2 ' affair: Committee on Advertising 'Geo. Philip, L. J. Stein, Hicks Gross, and ' F. A. Bissinr- Entertainment (Committee Jerry Glathart, H. L. Felten and Dr. K. J. Moye. Music Committee Chas. Bissing and Hicks Gross. Ticket Committee K. R. Hinse, L. J. Stein, and P. F. Felten. Concession Committee K. R. Hinse, L. J. Stein, and P. F. Felten. While all the above committees contributed their share, loyally, to the success of the exhibition, the enter tainment committee had the hardest task. They were all hustlers. Hustle is what it requires to put over any undertaking. A trio of such hustlers, with Harry Felten at the head, would make a grand success of the Golden Belt Fair next Fall. Will they get the job? DOES ADVERTISING PAY? To prove that advertising pays you would only have to see the crowd that stood on the sidewalk Saturday morning, waiting for nine o'clock, the advertised opening of A. A. Wiesner & Son's big sale. There were more than a hundred, mostly women, wait- ing. lhey began gathering about eight o'clock and every moment the crowd was augmented by substantial additions. - At nine o'clock the doors were thrown open and the crowd j rushed in. The help were swamned The .doors had to be closed until the crowd could be waited on and there was room for more. We will venture to say that that was the largest crowd that ever attended a sale's opening in Hays, which should 'prove conclusively that advertising pays. We understand that sales for the "day approximated $5,000. Mrs. Margaret Soemann, aged 82 years, mother of Chas. F. Soemann and sister of John Schlyer, both of Hays, Kansas, died October 18, 1922, after a brief illness, at her home in Lancaster, New York. John Schlyer was present at his sister's funeral. Fred N. Dreiling i3 up from Wich ita, this week, looking after matters political in Ellis county. BISSING BENJAMIN Miss Clara Bissing and Mr. Harold j Benjamin were united in marriage, ! Friday October 20, at two o'clock, in . Tn l Oi TT-1 juigau, uiu., m ot. neiena church by Rev. C. J. Vaughan. The witnesses were Mrs. Mary A. Walsh and Mr. Patrick McCabe. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin left for Denver the same day, returning to McCook, Sun day morning on No. 2. Mr. Benjamin left for Alliance, Sunday night, where he is employed by the Burlington R. R. Co. Mrs. Benjamin will join him about Thanksgiving. Mrs. Benjamin has been employed as linotypist in this office for the last three years; is a capable young lady of excellent qualities ; is a sister of Mrs. Adam Bahl. Harold is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benjamin; has lived in McCook most of his life; attended McCook 'high school; for some time has been employed by the Burlington at Alliance. The Tribune joins in hearty congratulations and well wishes for the happiness and success of these excellent young folks. 'Mc Cook Tribune. Clara was an employe of the Free Press for several years and learned to successfully operate the Free Press linotype. She was exceptionally pro ficient, and if she makes her young husband hustle like she did the No. 14 linotype in this office, he will have to go some. The Free Press with her many friends in Hays, extends con gratulations. The genius who presides over the destination of the Cash Grocery Store on North Main street, is still on the job at the old stand and is ready,' at all times, to wait on his customers. j HAYS B. WHITE MAKES GOOD j For three years I have been in j Washington and, as a newspaper man i in constant observations of the doings of Congress and Congressmen, natur ' ally I have been chiefly interested in ' the Kansas Congressmen, and I am j glad to bear testimony that, in my ' judgment, Kansas has never before been represented so well in either house of Congress.. . .. .. . I have been particularly interested and impressed with the good work done by Hays B. White, representa tive from the Sixth Kansas district. From the first day Mr. White began making friends, and now that his fourth year of service is approaching an end I am sure I can truthfully say no man "stands higher in the esteem of nis colleagues than the farmer Congressman, Mr. White. It is not necessary that a Congress man have his name attached in order to have had an important part in its formulation. A brief but timely speech frequently accomplishes a vast deal in shaping a policy, and Mr. White has become noted for his short pithy speeches. The immigration re striction law, whcih is one of the mos timportant achievements of the Reppublican Congress, bears the im print of his thoughtful consideration. The soldiers bonus bill, "which the President unhappily vetoed, was a much better measure than it would have been but for Mr. White's sturdy and effective opposition to its ruin ous land-settlement features. When a soldier bonus bill is enacted it will be free of these absurd features so effectually opposed by Mr. White. On all the farm legislation, from the emergency tariff down . through the list, Mr. White's position was that of his farmer constituents. He consistently and vigorously supported the revival of the War Finance cor poration, which placed a billion dol- iars into farm credits and the moving Qf farm crops and livestock, the en- largement of the capital of the farm ioan banks to $50,000,000 which brought about the lower interest rates on farm loans, the co-operative marketing bill, the Capper-Tincher bill to prevent gambling in grain futures, the bill to control and regu- late the stockyards, and the measure to put a dirt farmer on the federal reserve board. All these laws are beneficial to the agricultural industry and all of them are championed by Mr. White. - Not one of them can be termed Class Legislation, but all are calculat ed to benefit the country at Irage. Hays White is right now at the zenith of his Congressional career. He can do even more for Kansas and for the people of his district in the succeeding years than he has already done. It would be a great mistake to retire him, and I have not the slightest notion that the people of his district have any such purpose in view. I believe he will be, as - he ought to be, overwhelmingly re-elected. Walter A. Johnson, Washington Correspondent, Topeka Daily Capital. W TV- ALEX J. DREILING Sup. Sergt. 36th Co. 164th D. B. Camp Funston, 1918. Republican Candidate for County Treasurer of Ellis County, 1922 Your Vote will be Appreciated ANNOUNCEMENT Since I am without opposition for the office of representative from this county to the state legislature, I de sire to say that I shall appreciate a large complimentary vote from all without regard to party. I also want to say that I realize that the legisla ive needs of this county are more im portant than the - demands of any party or faction, and when elected I shall devote myself wholly to the needs of all of the interests of Ellis County without reference to party lines. I shall appreciate your vote. Yours for service, John O'oughlin. ANCIENT HISTORY One of the interesting characters of the old days in Dodge City was "Uncle jCharley," and the mystery just who he was has never been fully solved. It 'was believed that he was of a wealthy and notable family in France. Members of the family in France advertised in the newspapers of this country for a long period in the hope of finding him. He often saw "those advertisements and at times showed them to friends but -he never responded to any of .them. He was a gunsmith, and it was his business to. keep the six-shooters in repair for all the many men who car ried those weapons at that time. "Uncle Charley" was a native of. France and had been educated for a clergyman, but ran away and came to America about the time the civil war began, and served in the army as a blacksmith. After the war he lived at Hays for a time and while there married the daughter of a prominent Indian chief. When he left there -for Dodge he neglected to take his wife along, but later she made the trip there and somehow one morning was found asleep on "Ucnle Charley's" doorstep. She remained there for a time, but finally other members of her tribe went for her and took her back to the Indian village near Hays. McCracken Enterprise. D. O. M'CRAY BURNED Topeka Newspaper Man Sufferingf- from Oil Burner Accident Topeka, Kan., Oct. 23. D. O. Mc Cray, assistant secretary of state, is confined to his home by burns about the fact and arms sustained while ex tinguishing a fire in the basement of his house yesterday. His injuries are not serious and he is resting easily, it was reported at his home this after noon. Teh fire started from a new oil burning device recently installed in the furnace. "Misfortunes do not come singly!" Mr. McCray was recently defeated for the nomination .for Secretary of State (by his friends?) Now a new oil burner, supposed to be a sure remedy for the high price of coal and the poor man's friend, gives him a hard jolt. A few months ago he had a serious tussle with Kansas City sur geons bui came out winner and we hope he will win out against that treacherous coal oil burner. Hays Chapter of the P. E. O. went down to Wilson, Monday, the 16th, where they were most royally enter tained by the Wilson Chapter. After an elegant luncheon had been served, the business meeting was held and then a fine program was rendered by the Wilson Chapter. After further partaking of a delicious buffet supper, the nays guests reluctantly departed on the evening train, unanimously voting their Wilson-Sisters most de lightful hostesses. - . Archie Fellers who has been book keeper for the Citizens Jjv er Com pany, the past three yer - nas re signed his position and will .'avel for a coal oil lamp concern.