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VOL. XU. NO. 47
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
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-
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
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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
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
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
A more shameful scene never oc
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
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
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.
Headquarters, Central Department
Chicago, 111., Aug. 25th, 1917.
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
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,
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
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 ' '
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 Horse Everett Phelps won
Bucking Mule Virgil Stevenson won
Bucking Steer Frank McCarth, 1st
" Virgil Stevenson, 2nd
" Geo. Michelson, 3rd
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
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.
Everett Phelps First
Geo. Bickel Second
Joe Montgomery First
Lindsey Clark Second
Everett Phelps Third
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.
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 '
on Advertising 'Geo.
Philip, L. J. Stein, Hicks Gross, and '
F. A. Bissinr-
Entertainment (Committee Jerry
Glathart, H. L. Felten and Dr. K. J.
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?
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.
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 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.
Sup. Sergt. 36th Co. 164th D. B.
Camp Funston, 1918.
Republican Candidate for County
Treasurer of Ellis County, 1922
Your Vote will be Appreciated
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.
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.
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.

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