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Ffcillip buig,' - - KwiiM. ESTABLISHED, 1877. FaMli'iel evry Thursday at Phillips tnr, R-tn im, and entered at the pjsxrfTcc u second-class taatl matter. . COUNTY NEWS. TERMS. OM Dollar In a,:w' ur'tun otherwise -vcidrt, paper will f rrisf' at aspiration ui uriuiicn. and un U ? i-earaifea are tally Mid LYMAN MATTESON. Editor and Proprietor. The Leading and Official Paper of Phillip County. Senator Dletrlck bas scored on a technicality, In the case Irougbt aealrst blm. The indictneno was quashed but another still remains. The machine Is waging a f'Rht on state treasurer, Kelley. It should heed Its own argument and not at tempt to kill aff a man who is "entl tied to a second term." Congressman Murdock predicts that George B. McClellan will be the dem ocratic standard bearer next fall. A reader of the Herald has the congress man beat on this prediction. Sumner Specials. Khty Garrett visited In Agra last week. Guv Clfford spent part of his vaca tion in this neighborhood. Mrs. J. E. Griffin is vltitiug her !a' ghtar in Tennsylvanina. R. E. Ilorn is prospecting in Mis- so; rl. Runor says a wedding i ress is with a seamstress. S null parties are common Just now. Thirty or more guests enjoyed an excellent dinner at Mr Richard's the first in honor of his birthday. The Y staturarv social was a success as far as fun and finance a: e concerned nearly 915 being realized. A wee little one who had seen a brithcr play "Peter Peter" on the bhek kcysof their organ, reproduced it for a friend. When asked why she dl I not play It on the white keys, she repll 'd In great surprise, "Uos you can't." Teachers and scholars are busy aaio. Prof. F. M. Richard left the 1st for school work. Mrs. Monl, school but we did not learn who ci phered iown. Mrs. Lee vl.ited with Mrs. Baldwin, Thurs lay. Hartls & Ml'ao shelled corn for Joe Cox Mondiy. MIssei Zelia and Etta Hodge and their cousin Miss MaUie Hodge, of Graham county, attended the basket supper Thursday night and visited the neit day at Skelton's. Several from this neighborhood at tended the mask dance, at Prairie View, New Years night. -Stella. W. D. Atkinson of Parsons was the lucky man in the Judgeship contest nis ter.n of Jofllce will be until Jan uary 19J5. Judge Atkinson will be a candidate for nomination at the state convention next fall, but some of the defeated candidates may offer opposi tion. We don't know how Mr. Hoch feel about it, remarks the Minneapolis Messenger, but it would have been better, it would seem, to have staid in the race and gone down In defeat than suffer all the slobbering from the machine papers, who two weeks ago could not say mean enough things about him. The new truancy law seems to meet the approval of all except those who have had occasion to learn its object. A few who have been disciplined are complaining. No one should blame an ofllcer for doing his duty, even if It re quires something not exactly in acj cord with some Individuals prlvato view or plans. Whea E. W. Hoch was seriouslycon slderlng the ad v Isabl 1 1 ty of becoming a gubernatorial candidate, the ma chine organs were a unit In condemn ing bis action und judgment. When he was bluffed out, by their threats, he was Just as lilirhly commended by them. Your line-up politically speak ing makci a great alfference in your standing. The Stat Teach irs Association has decided to dibblo In politics to a cer tain extent. A committee of three was appointed by Superintendent Djyhotfto Investigate the tax laws and to devise a better plan for the public kcliools. While they may de vise a better plan, they will have to convince the legislature afterwards If it Is to be successful. United States Attorney General Kiox has ruled that railroad con pan lea have no rlht to confiscate coal consigned to private dealers. Tho point was submitted to him by At torney Taylor of Hutchinson who had been employed to prosecuto a few cases of this nature. The attorney general holds that only the govern ment has a right to confiscate and that only In ttme of war. Crystal. T. SUter of Loaan county is here visiting his father. He brought nine or ten head of horses to winter or sell. Frank Rose and Walter Jensen have gone to Manhattan to attend school. Albert Hoffman has been shelling corn for the Heaton boys, Arthur Johnson and Earl Hauver. Will and Ed Ryan shelled corn for Lance Dean. M. E Snow, Emmltt and Charlie Abbott and R. Braman. Sheriff Utter stayed at J. D. Mat teson'a Thursday and Friday nights. Mat Beedy is visiting her mother Mrs. Lizzie Heaton. Harry Dubolaand wife visited with her father, John Carroll Monday. Dayton. Mrs. Gregory visited at Tannahlll's Sunday. The telephone lino from Long Island to Mr. Tannahlll's has been completed Wllber Ellis gave a dance in his new house Tuesday night and a number of young people came and enjoyed them selves until a late hour. Florence Skelton and Alice Steele visited tho Banner school Monday af ternoon. The basket supper at the Tannahlll school house was well attended. From the sale of twenty-one baskets over 123 were made. We hear that the proceeds will go to get a dictionary and a library for the school district. Sunday school at the Tanahlll school houso was closed for the winter, De cember 27. There will be class meet ing from now on every Sunday after noun at two o'clock. There was a dance and an oyster supper at John Brethower's, Christ mas night. There was a large crowd present and they all seemed to have a good time. John Bruner a former resident of this towt ship had the mlsforiuie to get his foot badly Hurt, lately, by let ting a wagon run over It. There was quite a large crowd at the spelling match at the Banner school December 23d. A good program was rendered then the ciphering con test beifan. after that they spelled down. Melva Mellen spelled down the t Stay at Home and Freeze Or go to California where you can pass the winter under conditions that leave nothing to be desir edwhich will you do? Go to California? Good ! The way to go is via the Kock Island System. Through standard and tonrist sleeping cars daily from Kansas City and Topeka to Los Angelos and San Fran cisco. AM meals in dining car. Golden State limited in service beginning Dec. 21 Handsomest train that crosses the continent. Steam heated, electric lighted, new from end to end. Runs over the shortest line between the Missouri and south-. em California. If you :ire figuring on going to California, don't fail to obtain a copy of our book, "The Golden State." Worth ili weight iii silver to anyone who has never been to the I'ucillc coast. Sent for six cents in stamps. J A STEWART, Gen'i Agent Kansas City, Mo, Shimcall's have a fine line of Ladies' and Children's Jack ets. Don't fail to get their prices before buying. 8 Marvin. Vacation is over and Prof. Ray and hi assistants are agvin at work in the school room. Several of last year's pupils took the train last Monday night for Salina to attend a term or two at the college. 1 note the names of Fred Rice, Orley Atkinson, Edward Swim and Harry Stoaeman. The school generally went down the depot to see them off. I hasten to chronicle anothir wedding At the residence of the bride's mother, on December 30, 1903, by Rev. Sftelton, Miss Minnie Lindsey was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Swim Nu merous relatives on both sides were present, also Miss Helen Darnell and Mr. Will Smith Th groom's parents gave an infair dinner to the happy couple on Thursday. Many friends wish them unalloyed happiness Miss Lucy King returned Monday evening from a ten days vacation spent with her grandparents, at Selden. Roy Wright returned to Manhattan last Sunday night. Messrs. W. A. Stout and Geo. Lan dreth have gone to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Stout accompanied as far as Kansas City on her way to visit friends in Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Fearing have returned from Mankato. I. N. Bent has sold his residence property to John Wagner and with his family left Sunday night for Maryland for the benefit of Mrs. Bent's health The best wishes of many friends go with them, with the hope that Mrs Bent may be restored to health. Dr. LeRew and wife have returned from Portia. Forty-four young people went to the tnilldam last Thursday evening and skated the old year out and the new year in. Mr. Rice is now shipping a number of cars of wheat daily. Marvin Merchants enjoyed a fine trade last Saturday. Guy Ewell entertained a skating party of girls and boys at dinner last Saturday. A dessert of ice cream was served. Protracted meeting began at the Methodist church, January 3d. The services were conducted by an evange list, Rev. Law. On New Year's evening the spacious parlors of Mrs. Bell were thrown open to a gay party of some forty young ladies and gentlemen for a cobweb hunt. After various games were played the merry guests proceeded to hin t cobwebs, which led to many amusing entanglements. Dainty refreshments were served before the guests departed The entire community of Marvin sympathize deeply with their neighbor, Mr. Breed, ffljo on Monday evening received the sad fKW.s of the los of hi only sister and her only daughter In the great Chicago disaster, at Jhe Iroquois theater. The bodies could only be recognized by the rings and watches they wore. It will be remem bered that Mr. Breed's father died a few weeks ago, and this triple bereave ment in so short a time falls heavily upon the hearts of the surviving mem bers of the family. Observer. Remember you saye from 25 to 35 o on a pair of oyershoes at Shime all's Dana. There is talk of a blacksmith coming here. Jim Manges accompanied his cousins to Brown county Sunday. The little daughter of Mr. Hawkins is dangerously ill with appendecitis. Grandpa Larson went to Fair- bury Tuesday for a short visit. The run shoot was poorly at tended last Friday, on account of cold weather. Mary Patterson, of Phillip burg, took the train Friday for a short visit in Republic county. Edna and Harlan Thomas took the train at Kirwin Monday for Holton where they are attending Campbell college. Hillsdale Sunday school was reorganized last Sunday. Hills dale is one of the oldest Sunday schools in the county. Mr. N. Loyds entertained a party of friends last Friday even ing. Miss Laura Grubb, of Phillips- burg, was visiting Mrs. Mel Howard the latter part of last week. Miss Eva and Stella Rigg, of Marvin, went to Manhattan Fri day to resume their studies at the Agricultural college Miss Susie and Anna Miller, who have been visiting their uncle Mr. Manges returned Sunday to Brown county. ALL THE NEW THINGS IN SWELL STYLE Always on Hand at jr Shimeall's Exclusive Clothing and Furnishing Goods Store! Save 50 c on a duck coat by going to Shim eall's. LOQAN. Charles Donelan, who has been visiting nis home folks near Colby returned Friday. His store was in charge of James Hicks during his absence. Mr. Buffi ngton, of the Logan Republican, has moved his print ing office to the basement of the new bank building. It is report ed that Mr. Dew will move his barber shop to the office vacated by Mr Buffington and that Leslie Fox will occupy the present bar ber shop. Will Schurz has been clerking in O. P. Pennington's, store and Mr. Kidney has been taking Will's place as mail carrier. One of the Greeks who arc re pairing the railroad track here, was severely injured by falling on the pointed end of a tile which was run into his back severa inches. A girl baby was bo.rn to Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Wiltrout Monday morning. The First National Bank is nearly ready to move into the new building. A safe was taken there today. Our school began Monday and about twelve new pupils were en rolled, including the two children of Ernest Taylor, the colored man who recently moved to town. The Rev. and Mrs. Snyder are parents of a 11 pound baby boy born last Wednesday. James Dailey is attending school now. Walter White has sold his dray line to William Patton, who will move into J. 0. Hill's house east of the hotel. Mr. Will Jackson and wife, o Beaver, township are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on Christmas day. The Logan grain men have no rouble in getting plenty of cars now. Some of our merchants are tak ing wheat in exchange for goods. Pye & Son, who sold their hardware store to John IliUtead, say, now, that they have land' to .el).. V.-;.ivfv. ' 'V: Ma&mMUMX-.Mtl pllil Ki teitil HI ill ' fff 1 BA The Price is Right, Good Fit, Good Goods and the Workmanship Can't be Beat, We never had a better trade on Over-coatB, and Ladies' Wraps but we still have some left and if you are in need of one it will pay you to call and see them before you pay more for one that is not as good. THE SHIMEALL GlJoTHING CO. Phillipsburg, Kansas, CI L DP Tailor Made Clothing! 20 Samples that have been Selling for $15.00 to $18.00 Now selling for $12.50, ' 30 Samples that have been Selling for $20.00 to $25.00 Now selling for $18.00. 40 Samples that have been Selling for $25.00 to $33.00 Now selling for $2.50. These are Special Close Out Values and will not Last Long. Get your Order in Early. ! SPAULDINQ, the Tailor. McPHERSON dt COLLEGE, McPhcrson, Kansas. FIFTEEN DEPARTMNETS Turned to Rubber. "Willie, you don't believe all the stories told In the Bibla, dp j-ouf' "Why. lure. 8allle. Why not?" "Do you believe that story about Lot's wife lool lng back and being turned Into a pillar of salt?" "There Is noth ing very peculiar about that, Sallle, In the light of modern events. Just as strange things happen nowadays. Why, as we were going up street last evening I saw a woman turn to rub ber." Roller Monthly. Academic, Normal, Coi.leoiatk. Okatouicai,, Okkick Work, Didlical, pKNMANMiir, advertising, Kkvikw, Cn.m.mkuciai., , SiiouxnAND, Musical, German, Civil pEitvitK, Typewriting. Thirty Professors and Instructors. Gsr Pr .ftMorf irs smdoitc of men MtlluUnn. llatvitvil rnlverrttj-, Illinois Wereljran Uol rUj. Kin'" HUM 1'nlrrr.itj. Coluuihi Pcb'wl of Oratorj, etc Nnrmtl Gradti'e get att n4 life ceftlH : its. r'olb-g oat of drbl and b mmlng. Biptniwt low. A chtne for trerj joang mm snt jroonk woman who ha. n amMilon Ub dors'rd, hppT. and nwful Wt tar oo t rouble in lernrlng po.-ltlona for onr ttudenla tt 'n qnalilleil. JOB WORK OF ALL KINDS Marvala of Spider Lift. . Tremendous spiders can be seen in the forests of 3 tvs, the webs of these creatures being; so strong that It some times requires a knife to cut through i them. A Texas spider weaves a bal loon tour feet long and two feet wide, which la fastens to a tree by a single thread, then marches on board with Its little ones, cuts the thread, and away goes the airship to some distinct plc to mtka a nw horn. i Given Prompt and Careftj Attention at This Offhe!