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XUI FOBO 00. BBPUbLiOAN, Established i88;uon"""a"r'u ""v DODGE CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY. MAY 27, (909. THIRTY-FIRST YEAR. VOL. XXXII, NO. 35 VAGATIOtl IS HERE SCHOOLS CLOSE THIS WEEK AND LARGE CLASS GRADU ATES FROM THE HIGH ' SCHOOL. C P Began With Baccalaureate Ser mon Sunday EveningCom-;. V' "merit Exercises, j; Tomorrow. 0 This week Is a very important one at the city schools, being the cloglii(t week, ' the time of exHtutnatlons, the begluuing: of the summer vacation, and to the grad uates of tbe High School, the time of all times In their school life thus far, com mencement week. The o ty school, from all reports hate had a profitable rear. The trrsduatlng dais of the High School Is the largest Id the hlstor? of the school, and of course, as usual, the bright est. ' ' The first of the commencement went began with the baccalaureate sermon, and fha accompanying exercise, at the opera bouse Utt Sunday evening. The stage 'was beautifully decorated who flowers and potted pWriti., and a chorus, under direction of Mr, Watkins, and ac companied by the Dodge City orchestra, furnUhed music for the occasion. The program was at follows: Doxology. ' t r Invocation, Rev. A. VY. Uommlngi. Anthem, The King of Love, my Shep herd la." n8crlDture. Rtv. 0. 8 Spiers. ; Bymn, "Work tor the Night Is Com. Prayer, Rev. A. M. Eells. Hymn, ''Nearer my God to Thee." ' Announcements. Anthem, 'Gloria,'1 from the Twleftb Mass. Sermon, "Ships on the Sea," Rev. M. Lee Borey. Hymn, ''Jtaus, Savior, Pilot lte.'V Benediction, Rev. B. T. Bensted,. There are twenty-two members of the graduating class. The mot to "Nihil nisi bonum," the flower, the' pink rote nil I tin nnlnm blue end white. . The following extraots are given from the baccalaureate sermon : . Oue of the purposes accomplished by Christ was giving to the world a picture Of the Ideal uwn. Tula was not meant to discourage mankind but ra her to en courage and to lead men to higher and better things.,- ' . :: , We should never, be afraid to catch a vision of the Ideal In life. 11 story, botli sacred and profane proves to us that the men of action, the men who hava done the worlJs work have been two of vision. Jesus caught a vision of future glory and was willinff' If ' endure for its sake "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with to great a cloud of witnesses let'ns lay aside every weight and the sin which dotbjso easily beset us and la1 us run with patience the lace that Is set before us looking unto Jesus who U the author and finisher of our faith, who tor the joy that was set, before hi in endured the cross, despising the shame and bath sat down at the right bandjuf the throne of God." ' ; ' : ColumbosMorse, Vail, Edison, Frank lin, Newton and. Watts were men of vhlon.' A very striking example of the ma not vision Is Lord Tennyson. He gives the stdry of the vision be caught In early life which at a gleam" lead him through all of life's change's and brought him at last to "The crowing of the br " This story is told In his poem, "Merlin and the QJeam " Be opens 'wltbi , "O young mariner, yon from'the haven Under the sea-cliff, you that are watching The gray magician with eyeBOi wonder, lam Merlin, and I am dying, I am Merlin who follow the gleam." ' tie closes wun: , "And so to the fand's last limit I came Ana can no longer, dui urn rujuiuiug, For thru the magic, of him the mighty Who taught me In . childhood, there on the border ' ' . Of boundless ocean, and all but In heaven Hovero the gleam." . . T "Mot ot the sunlight, not of the rnoonllght Not of the starlight! 0 young mariner, Down to the haven, call your companions Launch your vessel, and crowd your canvas, And, ere it vanishes over the margin, . After It, follow It, follow the gleam " , Tennyson oalls "time" a great sea or ocean and lite Is i ship sailing on this sea of time. With this fUure In mind we can quote the psalmist by saying; "There go the ships." Big ships, lUtle ships; swift ships, slow ships; heavy jblpsr light ships; full ships, empty ships; beautiful ships, bedragled ships; drifting ships, sailing ship. , ' Do I mesa aWps of wood and Iron? No mean men and women and especially three young men and women who an now sailing out, as It were, from the har bor in o the great sea ot time, and now as such I urge yon to choose your port, vonr destiny. Think of a ship without a purl I am reminded of Edward Everett Hale's story of "The Man Without a Couutry." " , Phillip N'lan was tried for treason. Ue was proven guilty. ' The Judge asked bi'ui if he had any reply to make and he ald ' I irh I might never bear of the U S. again.' After a few moments of consultation the Judge announced . that bis wsb carried out should be the penalty fur hh crime. For over fifty years be tilled the seas, being transferred vesael to vessel without ever having the prlvjlge of obooslng a port or destiny. It ia one of the a ddest stories In print. Don't be a drifter; choose y. ur life's work early ami then prepare for It. Emmeraon said, "The crowning virtue of a man Is to be born with a bias for some pursuit which Audi him employ meotaod happiness" Swift said, "No intn ever made an 111 Ogure who under stood bis own talent?, or a good one who mistook them." Nature cuts every man out for something. I i choosing, choose that for wblcb nature Int3nded you If poaalble. . But however Important is the choice of the port, this Is not 11. - There must be a eboloe of equipment.' Columbus chose h s destination but bad trouble In securing bis equipment for the vojHge. For life's voyage you have spent a few years In gathering together material fonqu'pment. Doubtless, some of you feel that you have enough and you are ready to sail out of the harbor. I warn yon against any such teeliog of satisfaction Yxrneed more book equip m ot. Yon need the college course and tue university course and then, added to all this tigging, you will need a ohart, a compass, an anchor and a pilot. The Word of God will serve you best as a chart; comcienee, properly educated, will give you tbe directions; faith In God, In Christ, In self and In mankind will make a strong ai.chor for you, and Jesus Christ will' pilot you over life's tempestuous seas. - The commencement txurcises Will be held at tbe opera home tomorrow, Fri day, night. The following program will be given: Music, Orchestra. Invocation, Rev. A. M. Bella. Mulo. Salutatory, Jay dtraney Andrews. Music Valedictory. Nellie Belle Carter. Presentation of Diplomas, S. V. lory. Benediction, R v. A. W. Cummings. Tickets for the commencement exer oises are on sale at Young's. Mai TESTING IMPORTED TIES. Santa Fe Road Laying Ninety Pound Stee and Making Test of Hard Wood Ties, on this Division. rifiuninif the first of the month tbe Santa Fe will relay tbe road from KIdp ley to Hutchinson, on the cutoff, with DJ- pound steel. This s'eel will be laid on ImpoiteJ ties that will be a new uperi- ment on tbe Santa re Ibe company has bad a man all tver tbe world looking up the tip question, and upon his recom mendallon bos purchased 170,000 Import. ed lie!, of a very bard kind of wood The ood Is so-hard that screw spikes will hava to be used la fastening the ties to them. After the boles for the screws are bored tin ties will be treated by a' process which the company has adopted. They will be laid from Kinsley east on tbe cut-off, and will cover a dis tance of (7 miles. This stretch ot road 'll be used for tbe test of these Import ed ties, and will be visited and inspected at different times by tbe officials of- tbe system. The ties are guaranteed to last for 25 years. In placing tbe foreign ties, about 80 000 new ties, recently placed, will have to be take up. A HEAVY RAINFALL NEARLY AN INCH A NO A QUARTER OF RAINFALL HERE ON LAST WEDNESDAY. FOLLOWINGTWO OTHER RAINi Rainfall During the Week Was 2:44 Inches The Wheat Crop is Much ' Improved. SPEARVILLE PICNIC Annual A. 0. U. W. Picnic at Spearvllls Will bi Held June 9 and 10-General Cel ebration, Carnival and Trftle NJaklng Event., The annual A. 0. U. W. picnlo at Spear villa for this; year will be held on June 9 and 10. This meeting was a great success last year and it will be given on a larger scale this year. The Dodge City band and or chestra has been asked to consider a tiro days' engagement and different attractions are being arranged for. The "picnic" draws a large crowd to Spearville, and amounts to an old- settlers, new settlers reunion, trade carnival, and a general celebration of the town and surrounding country. The rainy season, which was sdme what overdue, bos made its appear ance here. The rainfall measure ment taken by the government weath er station at Dodge City for the pres ent month is 2.51 inches. During tbe past week there was 2.44 inches of rainfall. Tbe hardest shower at Dodge City came on Monday, when there was a fall of 1.21 inches. On Sunday there was a fall of .58, and on the preceding Thursday there was .60 of an inch. From reports received here from over the county, np to the time that tbe rains began, there was about half the county where the wheat did not seem to be suffering for moisture, and was ia good condition to be pushed rapidly by the reoent rains. In a few places it was reported that the wheat was actually damaged, but with the moisture now, these fields may come out better than was ex. pected. The probability is that there will be plenty of moisture from now on, while the wheat is filling, and, with the -certainty now that there will be a good average crop of wheat in Ford county, most everybody is feel ing good. DIED IN INDIA. Chapla'n at Fort Dodge Recelvss Cablegram Announcing Death of Son. Rev. J. W. Crouch, newly appoint ed chaplain at the Home, arrived there last week and next day received a cablegram telling of the serious ill ness of bis son ttt Poena, India. A second message quickly followed with tbe announcement of his death. The son, John T. Crouch, 26 years old, waBborn at Beulah, Kansas, and at Keokuk, Iowa received tbe degree of D. D S. ani was then made a member nf the State Dental Faculty, in which profession he remained un til he received the degree of M. D. He went to India under contract to do work in the line of bis profession for tbe British government, but died a victim of smallpox, four months after sailing. This is Ibe second sad happening to this family, as another son was drowned at Mead in 1891, at the age of 16 years, who was then a high school student in Dodge City. The family now consists of a wife and two daughters, all at Ft. Dodge. They will receive the earnest sympathy of many friends at this end of the state, as Mr. Crouch has ministered in churches at Spearville, Meade, Ness City, Kinsley and Harper, coming now from Bell Plain. INSPECTOR WAS HERE, Will Take About Two Months for Dodge City to Secure Free Delivery System. Inspector Lilly, was in Dodge City on Tuesday of this week,- and went over the town, He blocked out the portion of town, for which he is ready to establish Free Delivery, as soon as certain crossings and short pieces of walk are put in. This territory, extends from the mill north to Division btreet, eight blocks, and east and west from Puladora street to Avenue C, ten blocks. If the required crossings and walks are put in promptly, we should be able to secure Free delivery by August 1st. li Cloth has to be seasoned just the same as lumber. Both must have the warp and Slnoarlty Clothes Copyright 1 shrink taken out of therri before triey are fit to be built into any thing. You know wiiat a green bearrj will do to a floor how it will pull it out of shape and draw it out of plurnb well, a piece of wool that isn't shrunk until there's no t shrink' in ft, will begin to shrink when you begin to wear the suit, and then' no rnatter how well it looks at the start, the collar will tug away, the lapel will shrivel and the breast will show furrows. are all rnade of fabrics thoroughly shrunk by the London pro cess. - When you buy a sincerity suit you buy satisfaction, you buy a first-to-last-day perfect fit, ' . CLOTpERS I DEATH OF JOHN MADDEN Was a Resident of Dodge City for Twenty-five Years, and Served Sixteen Years as Street Commissioner. John Madden, who has been a res ident of Dodge City for the past twenty-five years, passed away at noon last Saturday, May 22. His death was Bndden, but peaceful. He was well advanced in tha seventies, and his death came as the close of tbe allotted time Funeral 'services were held on Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church, conducted by tbe Reverned Father Mennis, who preached one of the most impressive funeral sermons upon this occasion that has ever been heard at this place. Everyone in Dodge City had a kindly feeling for John Madden, and the business houses of the town weie closed at the time of the funeral. The old settlers of this place have been meeting him daily for the past twenty-five years. For sixteen years or moie he served as Btreet commis sioner of Dodge City. Up to a few years ago he remained the same type of physical strength that he had been when he cane to the United States in 1870, and he probably never felt that he was becoming an old man nntil he was injured in an accident about two yesrs ago. At tue time ot bis death he was in the employ of the city, having charge of flushing the 6ewers, and when he was told by his doctor that he must quit work for awhile he did so reluctantly, telling the mayor as he started home that he wanted to do the work again, as soon as he was able. John Madden was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland. He was married in Glaegow, Scotland, in 1867, to Margaret Mooney, who sur vival him. From this union nine children were born, seven of them surviving him. He came to this 0 G30 0 largains in Lands L. L. TAYLOR CO. Have Good Investments in Ford County and othtir Kansas Lands Rooms 1-2-3-4 Opera House Building DO DOE CITY, KANSAS 0 PHONE 504 gigj IttsisJiisMli CllsliJHslliBiiiiw di 32 0 ZESZ33 rfoI!JL! Per Pint MeriGCiioiY 5C Per Quart ICE CREAM 25c AT STURGEON'S IFYOU WANT FRESH CAKES AND: PIES FOR DINNER, PHONE NO, 66. country in 1870, locating first in Bos ton. He moved to Dodge City twenty-five years ago, and made this his home from that time to the time of his death. Tbe steeple ot the M. ti. church was struck by lightning during the storm Sunday morning. Fort matelj (he build Ing did not take Are and nothing more serious than the loss of a few shingles developed. Take Notice Letter mail sent to persons getting mall on the rural route requires two cents for each ounce or frsotlon thereof. Section 106 of Postal Regulations reads: On drop letters tbe rate of pottage Is -two cents an ounce or fraction thereof, . when addressed to a patron of linral Route delivery. , J. A Armekt, Postmaster'