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J. H. HILLYER, Manager Dealers in FEED, FLOUR AND GRAIN r Just Received A New Shipment of English Ware in Semi - Porcelain These goods are carried in open stock in two neat and tasty decorated patterns, and at prices lower than ever before. Also an assortment of Ice Pitchers, Vases and Art Ware, Flour Stands, etc., in Golden Iris. SEE THESE GOODS And Get Our Prices Before Buying. n s V f ' wv ' J WILLING TO LET MATTER DROP Prisoner Was More Than Ready to Save the Valuable Tims of the Court. HAIL INSURANCE ! WE are the agents for the Connecticut Fire Insurance Company, the largest company writing hail insurance. If you insure with them and have a loss you will be paid promptly. Before in suring elsewhere it will pay you to see us. L L TAYLOR & COMI "Jed Blake to the bar," ordered the Judge In a rural Alabama court. A big, hulking negro ambled up to be arraigned for murder. "Jed," began the Judge, "you are charged with the gravest crime known to the law, that of taking the life of a fellow man. One of the forms of punishment for murder Is death. Have you made any arrangements for you defense In this case, Jed?" "No, suh, jedge. I ain't done nuthin'." "Have you a lawyer, Jed?" "No, suh, Jodge. I aln' got no law yer. I aln' got nuthin', Jedge." "Well, Jed," said the Judge, showing a little impatience, "have you talked to anybody about this case?" "I talked to de sheriff some dat night when he come after me, Jedge, but you knows dat didn't do no good." "For your information, Jed, I will state that it Is within the province of this court to appoint counsel to any defendant who has none. I am now ready to appoint you a lawyer. Do you want one?" "No, suh, Jedge. I don't want nuth in,"' replied Jed, rather dolefully. "See here," snapped the Judge, "I won't have any more of this foolish ness. You say you don't want any lawyer. Well, then, what do you In tend to do about this case?" "Well, I tells you, Jedge. I ain't 'tendin' to do nuthin'. Ef It's Jos' de same to you, jedge, as far as I's con cerned I's willin' to lot de whole mat ter drap right here." Everybody's. GOLD FOUND IN OLD BRICKS. Walls of Mexican Adobe Houses Yield Treasure for the Men Who Know. There are many remarkable towns In Mexico, but none more Interesting than Guanajuato, "The Hill of the Frog." It might more properly be called the "gold brick town," for the houses have been found to contain much gold. This is a curious situation, but It came about naturally. Guanajuato pronounced Wah-nuh-wahto is one of the oldest mining towns in Mexico; hut the value of the place as a town was discovered when a railroad com pany decided to build a station there. It was found necessary to tear down about 300 adobe buildings, which were made of the refuse of various mine3 after the ore was extracted. When it became known that the old adobe buildings woiVl be torn down pieces taken at random were assayed. It was found that because of the old process, which lost much gold and sil ver, they assayed from $3 to $24 a ton. The mean value was estimated to run about eight dollars gold a ton. The old buildings have brought about 130,000 Mexican in gold, and persons who have built since the new ma chinery has been installed in the mlne3 are bemoaning the fact that the new houses do not contain as much gold as the old. Scientific American. MAKE ALL COMERS WELCOME. pUTS BABIES ON DEFENSIVE PUBLIC SALE "3 will sell at my place 12 miles southwest of Dodge City, and n miles north of Wilburn at public auction Tuesday, June 8, 1909, the following described property, to-wit; Nine Head of Cattle-Three Milch Cows, Two Yearling Heifers, Four Calves. EIGHT HEAD OF HORSES-One gelding, 1450, 9 years old, one gelding 7 years old, weight 1100, one gelding 6 years old, 1200, one gelding 2 years old, mare with mule colt, weight 1400, 10 years old; one mare with mule colt, weight 1100, 11 years old, one mare 10 years old, 900, has mule beside her, one mare 13, with foal J jack. FARM IMPLEMENTS, ETCi Piano binder, 1 new 12 inch gang plow, t two-disc private gang plow, 1 riding lister, 1 Deere Lister cultivator. 1 Dutch Uncle cultivator, four shovel; 1 Jones & Piano mower, 1 Dane go-devil rake, 1 harrow, y ertion with cart, i farm wagon, wheat drill, Superior, 10 disc; 1 sod plow, 1 jump eat buggy, 1 top buggy, 3 sets harness, set of buggy harness, 1 single buggy bar tnu New Method cf Keeping Potatoes. A German publication, "The Prac tical Adviser in Fruit Raising and Gar dening," states that a new method for keeping potatoes and preventing sprouting consists in placing them on a layer of coke. Dr. Schiller of Bruns wlck, who has published the method, is of the opinion that the Improved ventilation by means of coke Is not alone responsible for the reBult, but believes that, it is due to the oxidation of the coke, which, however, Is a very slow one. Coke always contains sul phur, and It is very possible that the minute quantities of oxides of carbon and sulphur, which result from the ox idation, mixing with the air and pene trating among the potatoes are suffi clent to greatly retard sprouting. Po tatoes so treated are said to keep In good condition until the following July. Turkish Feast In Which Open House ! Is Very Literally the Order of the Day. J Every year In Turkey, In the month of Ramazan, as they term It which Is the month when the Koran was re vealed, in 26 parts, to Mohammed It was for years a general custom in Tur key for the Turks to open their houses at 12 o'clock, the Turkish sunset time, to strangers, and any one was per mitted to enter and take supper, a meal the Turks call ovlftar, during Ramazan. No matter how poor or how rich the persons, and whether a complete stranger or near friend, they come Just before the sunset hour, and all are seated at the truly hospitable table be fore 12 o'clock. Immediately after the ,roar of the cannons announces sunset ' the Turks eat either an olive or a date, it being the legend that the holy prophet did this, and those who smoke j jmay begin as soon as the date or ' olive, supposed to be the fruits of paradise, disappears. Then come Jel- 1 lies, as It Is a belief In Turkey that 1 sweets "collect the senses," whatever ' that may mean. Oddly enough, soups follow the sweets, and then after that eggs cooked in butter are served, fol lowed In turn by mutton chops or Toasted meat; these are succeeded by vegetables, and the vegetables by a sort of sugarless pudding, called beu rek, and after this the famous baclava, or kadalf. After all this more meat courses, fish, and the vegetables are served, and such sweets as rice milk, (gullaj sudlaj), native blanc mange (niahalle bi), pilaf with hishab or junket (yaourt), and coffee. DESIGN IN SHIFTING BUREAU ness ALL ttuus . nention. iOLD FURNITURE and many other things too numerous to FREE LUNCH AT NOON. TERMS OF SALE On all sums of over $10 four months' time will be gjven without Interest, If paid when due. If not paid when due 8 per cent interest will be charted from date ot sale. All sums of f 10 or under, cash. J. P. REINERT. Owner. COL. W. N. TRACY, Auctioneer. ROBERT P. VERNON, Clerk. The Revealing Vision. Long ago in the days when our caged blackbirds never saw a king's soldier without whistling impudently "Come over the water to Charlie," a minister of Thrums was to be mar ried, but something happened and he remained a bachelor. Then, when he was old, he passed In our square the lady who was to have been his Wife, and her hair was white, but she, too was still unmarried. The meeting had only one witness, a weaver, and he said, solemnly, afterwards: "They dinna speak, but they just gave one another a look and I saw the love light In their een." No more is re membered of these two, no being now living ever saw them, but the poetry that'was In the soul of a battered weaver makes them human to us for- wer. J. M. Barrle. Suggestion of Sherlock Holmes Found Useful by Girl Who Likes to Be Well Dressed. ' Apparently, the room was comfort able, but It had one insurmountable drawback. "There Is only one place to keep the bureau," said the tall girl; "therefore I cannot live here. I must have a room large enough to permit hauling the bureau around. Here it will have to stand always so the light from the window will strike my left side while I dress. That would be detrimental to the small share of good looks now pos sessed by my right side. "Sherlock Holmes put me on to the necessity of switching my looking glass around every little while, if I wish to preserve a uniformity of good looks. He pointed out that the side of the body that the lit?lit strikes most directly while dressing will always lie best groomed. The hair will be curled more artistically, the powder be laid on more smoothly, and even the clothes will be arranged more becom ingly. This being so, it stands to rea son that the side that gets most at tention constantly is going to improve In the same ratio that the neglected side deteriorates, and that the person who dresses for months before a glass that always stands in the same posi tion as regards the light is going to get really lopsided so far as good looks are concerned." The top-floor girl sighed reflectively. "I wonder." she said, "if that is the reason my hair is so much thinner on the right side. I'm going right straight home and move my bureau." He Was No Hayseed. Manv years ago when Londoners had not the excursion facilities for getting Into the country that they en Joy now, Charley, a cockney friend, was staying at a farmhouse and soon made himself at home. Charley, with his pipe, was wandering around, close ly examining the tops, ends and siiis of a certain trim, well-made object fenced around In a paddock. He stared at it a little while, then shook his head dubiously. "What are you looking for, Char ley?" "Where's the door and the windows, uncle?" "Doors and windows? Why, that's a haystack." "No fear, uncle; you don't humbug me. Hay doesn't grow In lumps like that." Tit Hits. Why Women Grow Prematurely Old Women, condemned to the steam heated life of our American cities, fed on the too abundant meat diet, which is our bane, breathing and sleeping wrongly, suffering the lack of physical exercise, which oddly enough, is the result of our so-called "busy" lives, continue to age and to lose suppleness, grace, vigor and natural charm, writes Kate Masterson, in Collier's. All the wonder-working grease and bleaching acids in the world will not do more than achieve a surface smoothness. Wall from a Waiter. The waiter spoke Indignantly. "Men go about," he said, "co-n-plaining of being mistook for w it ers, but it is on the other foot redly that the shoe rests. Us waiters rre the complainants in these cases nf mistaken identity. Our kicks are sin cere. The others' ring false, for at dances, and balls, and such like crushes many a youncr. man ma!;ss money by being mistook for a wni v. How does he make money? Why. he Is tipped, and all them tips he pockets, never thinking of handing them over to their rightful owners. At every big affair we count on a loss of five per cent, on the dishonest advan tage that impecunious young swells 'take of being mistook for waiters." Philadelphia Bulletin. Writer Calls on Them to Give Rea sons for Their Admission to the Country. We desire to call attention to a flagrant violation of one of our most important statutes. Under our immigration laws, no alien can land In this country who has no money and no capacity. If ha comes from a foreign store, he must be Identified and duly passed upon. What is really happening? Every day, nay, almost every minute, In this country babies are being born who really have no right to enter our do main. Not only this, but they are calmly allowed to be here and not the slightest protest is made against them. It is true that recently some effort has been made to discourage their presence. Hut this is by private Indi viduals, and not by the authorities. Every baby comes here from a for eign shore. He is a vagrant. Why, he hasn't even clothes on his back. In a large percentage of cases he is sickly, and ought to be kept out by quarantine authorities, if by no ono else. These intruders ought to be guar anteed under the pure infant act, or else they should be promptly shipped back to the sender, with instructions to at least provide them with the ne cessities of life before they land among a free people. Lippincott's. GOOD JOKE ON THE OFFICERS. Long and Stern Chase of College Stu dents That Ended In Something of a Fiasco. Once, In a college town, the rumor that students were carrying concealed weapons reached the, ears of the local police, Their chief at once Issued strin gent orders that the heinous practice 6hould be stopped. In this particular college town the students were no different from stu dents the world over; in other words, thev dearly loved to bother the police to the best of their ability. So one day a group of them nonchalantly passed a policeman, and one of the students, In so doing, put his hand to his hip pock et. Then, as If recollecting himself In time, lie hastily withdrew it and looked sheepishly at the pollcemdn. "What have you in that pocket?" the latter asked sternly. Instead of answering, the student and all hlB companions, as if panic stricken, started to run. Immediately the policeman blew his whistle, sum moned several of his companions, and started after the group. After a con siderable chase In the course of which the policemen were badly winded and roused to a great pitch of anger, all the students were cornered, and sum marily ordered to deliver up what ever they had In their hip pockets. Meekly they obeyed. Each one car ried a corncob. The remarks of the policemen cannot possibly be recorded. Whither It Went. Capt. KIdd explained. "I didn't bury my treasure!" be cried. "I cremated it." Considering he had money to burn, It li strange none thought of It before. Goodness. Goodness Is a large, often a perspec tive, word; like harvest, which at one stage when we talk of It lies all under ground, with an Indeterminate future; Is the germ prospering In the dark ness? At another, it has Just put forth j delicate green blades, and by and by i the trembling blossoms are ready to j be dashed off by an hour of rough wind or rain. Each stage has its pe ; culiar blight, and may have the healthy i life choked out of it by a particular ac tion of the foul land which rears or neighbors It, or by damage brought from foulness afar. George Eliot. The American Voice. I think myself that what, as much as anything else, laid the foundation of the American voice was the nerv ous ill-health, lasting over three or four generations, of the American woman. Up to the middle of the nine teenth century, and even beyond, for eigners were surprised when they came across a healthy looking wom an. The isolation of frontier life, the general tension of the American cli mate, malaria, bad diet and worse sanitation, combined to turn one-half the nation into seml-lnvallds; and the thin, sharp, slovenly, staccato tones of the American women were as oft en as not the result of physical and nervous depression. I do not say that ill-health was the sole cause, but it is undoubtedly the fact that as the health of Americans has improved so have their voices. London Chronicle. ' HOWELL ITEMS. Mrs. Grsgg and Hits Rogers called 00 Mrs. Graham one afternoon last week. Mr. ind Mrs. Wilcox and family at tended oamp meeting it Ford last week returning home Saturday. Mrs, Anders and daughter returned borne from Liberal last Friday, Mrs. Miller called on Mrs. Elnkead one evening last week. Ebert Richards and family visited hi father Saturday. Mr. Dougherty one of the operators at thp. place, left for his home last week. Tom Rogers, M. A. Wear and Wil1 Anders, hauled hay to Dodge City sever al days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shank visited at the John Anders home Suuday. Albert Miller and wife and Mr, Hoover- pent Sunday evening at the home of Mr. Rogers. Mrs, Grsgg called on Mrs. Merk Sun day evening. Chai. Klnkead moved the first of the- week to the Gyles farm, and Mr. Snyder of eastern Kansas, bus purchased the Klnkead farm and Is moving this week also. There will be preacbiDg at Howell Sunday at 4 p. m. by Rev. Price of Cimarron, FORD ITEMS. Miss Violet Watson frrm Dodge City was down last Wednesday, the guest of Miss Hazel Smith. viisslniz Balfour came home Tuesday run Bucklln for a vacation. Mies Lenora Morrison, who has been visiting ber sisters in Dodge City for a veek, returned home Monday. Kev. and Mrs. Gil more Laye returned to their home at Wichita. Mrs. W. A. Balfour visited with her mother, Mrs. U. A. Wulker, at the Soldiers' ILuie Sunday. Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Looker and Mrs.. Curran went to Coldwatcr Saturday in ibelr auto and returned Monday, L K. Van Home and wife and Miss Kathleen Morrison were Sunday visitors In Dodge City. J. H. Hyller and C. E. Sturgeon were down freni the county seat Monday. Mls UhzhI Smith spent a few days in Dodge City last week and attended the einninenceiiierit exercises A number of Ford people attended Decoration sei vices at Luekliu Monday. Children's Day exeiclscs will be ob- eived in tbe Congregational cbureu Sunday morning, June 13. Mrg. Curran of Coldwster, came last Wednesday and vi-Hed ber daughter, vlrs W. A. Louker, lor several days. The Holiness camp meeting which has 'een in sei-sion tor teu days cloccd last n ght. Tbe sum of $400 was subscribed or the wink nex' year. Mrs. Mclutire of Wichita, is the guest ofhersnnP'. C Mclutire. Mih W. c. Van Home cume down from Dodge city Sunday and returned vlonday. The Ladies' Aid society will meet with Mrs. W m. Steele Thursday afternoon. Rings Little Liver Pilli regulate the bowels and cure sick headache. Easy to tnke Palace Drug Store. The Erudite Barber. "I don't see," said the erudite bar ber as he stropped his razor, "why our customers complain that men of our profession are exceedingly loquacious, All who enter the modern barber's place of business should know what to expect. Every barber shop is a 'tonsorlal parlor' nowadays. The word 'parlor' literally means 'talking room,' Just as 'parliament' means an assem bly of talkers. Parlor and parliament have the same root as the French 'parlez,' which means to talk, and then there is the English 'parley,' to ex change words." Moreover" "Moreover," gasped the victim in the chair, "I am. in a very parlous position." The Crimean Crime. Kinglake1 was all for war. "Housed to say," says Mme. Novlkoff, "that peace would emasculate the world. 'Besides,' he continued, 'population when too dense Is not at its best.'" He did not like Bright. Mme. Novlkoff told Kinglake one day that Bright had made a curious remark about the Crimean statue In Pail-Mall. "The in scription," he had Bald, "should be altered. The 'a' should be put before the word 'crime,' and not at the end!" London Chronicle. The BEST things to eat are Just Good Enough Good Groceries are the cheapest gro ceries you can buy. We sell at the lowest price that good gro ceries can be sold for. Examine our goods and prices and join our crowd of custom ers, who get reliable goods, for the least such goods can be sold for. :; :: ARGABRIGHT & SIDL0W Masonic Block Why Church Bells Any More? Every once in a while a discussion arises as to the use of church bells. Their utility was long ago given up. Their beauty Is still defended by some. But In the end the discussion comes back to the question of location. In the country, where distances are long and sounds are softened, church bell is still enjoyable. But in a city street, where hundreds and thousands are close, by, the sound Is to most, of them a noisy clangor. .1 m ML j 60 YEARS EXPERIENCE saEJjMi r 4t AC""" "' i-atf Designs fefcteilis'r. OTtlnotlt. without chre, in Urn Scientific Jlmcricati. iTKr Ufnj JftssA ftrnt: fnnrmonthi.il. Suld bfill Ji"iilrj.