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J FINE j Book and Job Printing-. Satisfaction GUARANTEED. j J THE J Advertising: Medium OF J Phillips County. n He mm PHILLIPSBURG, KANSAS, THURSP AY, DECEMBER J5,l?Q4.. No. 9. Vol XXVI. t! : lpsDurg CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH, Sd Fate of Chlldreu While Parents Were Qune to Town. The death of their four children and the destruction of their home by tire was the terrible calamity which oc curred last Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith who live south-east or this place just across the line in Cooks county. Early Friday morning the parents took leave of the children and started for Stockton. In a short time after leaving one of the children attempted to rekindle the tire which had nearly gone out, uslnx coal oil and pouring it from the can onto the smouldering coals. A gas quickly formed, an ex plosion followed and the Interior ot the room was Hilled with Are. The oldeBt daughter, a girl of about thir teen years Immediately seized her ba by brother whose clotning was li flames and carried him outside to a point of safety, extinguished the tin In his clothing and leaving him, agali entered the house lighting her waj through the flames and in a like man ner carried oui a sister. Again she replied the operation successful) bringing out the remaining sister ben, her own clothing having been burned from her peison, she seized a ; lanket and trudged nearly two miles over the frozen earth seeking for help, ffhlcti was'promptly given, but too late to save the lives ot the little suf ( rers. Dr. Dickinson was summond from Klrwln and the parentB were called home as soon as possible but neither arrived before noon. Three of the children died on the same day but the older one who had made such he roic attempts to save tbem lived till Monday. The house was built of sod and the destruction of the home leaves the family in destitute circumstances, probably no more t ragic event has ev er occurred in that section of the country. A'bert MHIer Insane. Albert Miller, a young farmer who bas resided abont seven miles north west of this city for several years, was brought to town Friday charged with Insanity, and after examination by doctors F.. A. Nelson and D. D. Hag gard was adjudged a tit subject for the asylum. ' Mr. Miller is thirty-one years of age has a wire and three children, has been a hard working oran, and bis trouble is probablyjpartly occasioned by over work. His physical condition is not good and sometime ago he was kicked by a mule and severely though not dangereusly hurt. During the week he became violent and threaten ed the lives of members of his family, who took refuge at the home of Mr. Ostrander. This caused him to be come enraged at the Ostranders and he threatened them also. While waiting for permission to be taken to the asylum he was under the charge of F. A Micbaelson who had no trouble In managing him. The grapbaphone racket is belfg worked In central Kansas. A grapba phone is sold for seven dollars and note taken in payment. When the note turns up in a hank I: Is found to cover twenty records at fifteen dollars each. For Your Consideration. We all have the wellfare of the city at heart, and here Is a method to make It a better place.. Did it ever occur to the people of our city that a public library would be a splendid thing for the young and old as well? We should have at least a reading room where the daily and weekly papers could be had. This room should also have the current magazines. Magazines are molding more and more the public opinion. The strongest articles cn Dublic affairs and events are to be found in their columns. A reading room which had no more than these would be one ot the best things in the city. We may abuse Andrew Carnagle but be has done and is doing a great thing for hundreds of towns all over the country In the way of appropria tions for reading rooms and city libra ries. If the people would help this thing along we would like to learn under hat terms and conditions and advan i ages to us this appropriation could be secured. , If you are interested in this matter, tbe editor of this paper would like for you to speak to blm about It or drop a card or letter. The Long Island Contest. Tbe Long Island township contest comes up for bearing next Wednesday, the 21st. The contests Involve the of fices of township clerk, treasurer and two constables, and are tiled by E. E. Plllsbury, Giffen Culbertson, John Patnoe and Henry Stahl. The oppos ing candidates, and who were declared to be elected by the alleged irregulari ties on the part of the judges, are: Arthur Sedman, Henry Gebhart, Joe D. Simpson and C. S Atkins. Workmen Entertain. The Workmen lodge of this city af ter tbelr meeting Monday night en tertained a large number of invited guests, providing music by tbe orches tra, a banquet and a dance. There were about a hundred and twenty-live In attendance and all seemed to enloj the occasion. Tbe tables were spread by W. W. Reynolds ot the Blue Front restaurant. The Workmen lodge is one of tbe strong societies of the city and now has nearly ninety members. Woodmen Elect Officers. The Modern Woodmen at their regular meeting Friday night elected office rs for the ensuing term. They are: Venerable Counsul.G. II. Tucker; Wor thy Adviser, Frank Larkin; Banker, Carl LaRue; Clerk, C. M. Arnold; Es cort, J" E. Jones; Watchman, W. n. Boughton; Sentry, J. D. Ileacock; Manager, W. N. Moore. Tbe Kansas City Journal remarkes: ''If a Missouri man drops a piece of meat,- no matter how clean the floor may be, he will eliber give it a kick or pick it up and lay it to one side. He will never eat it. But let blm drop bis plugg of tobacco on the street and no difference how dirty the street may be, he will pick it up; give it a careless s lpe ou his coat sleeve or on the bosom of bis pants, and then take a cbcw from it with a keener relish than ever. THE CAMPBELL-GAUMER CON: TEST. Result of Election In Klrwln Town ship Unchanged Irregularities In Preparing Ballot Shown. Anyone having an eighty acre farm for Rale may And a buyer by communi cating with S. A. Mattcson, Dana, Kansas. The Campbell-Gaumer contest which occupied the attention of the board of commissioners Friday and Saturday last week resulted In the out come as reported to tbe board of can vassers by the Judges ot election with the exception of one ballot in Mr. Gau mer's favor which had erroneously been returned with those marked as "objected to" or "defective." The contest was Instituted by A. M. Campbell, Republican, who was de feated by J. R. Gaumer for the office of trustee of Klrwln township. Ir regularities in tbe preparation of the ballot by the judges previous to deliv ery to the- voters were charged and the contest revealed them. On each ballot Is a blank space for tbe inser tion of the number of the road dis trict In which the voter resides, and as tbe ballot contains tbe names of all the uomlnees for road overseer this number must be inserted by the judg es with ink as provided for by law, or any voter who attempts to vote a straight ticket casts a ballot for all the nominees for road overseer, in the case of Klrwln towsblp six In number, while only entitled to vote for one as for other candidates. The judges not only omitted to place the number of tbe district upon the ballot but, as shown by the evidence, refused when requested to do s j stating that It was unnecessary. I'nder these con ditions a large number of Republican voters were thrown out becauselof the omission of the number of the dis trict, it was held that they , had voted for six candidates for road overseers. Tbe Democratic ticket having no nominations for road overseer en countered no difficulty In this way. The contention of the contestor was that by tbe act of the Judges, a large percentage of voters were dlsfrau cblssd and thus the election was Ille gal and should be so held. R. Frank dtlns'on appeared as counsel for Mr. Campbell and W. B. Gaumer conduct ed the defense. Many of tbe ballots were clipped on two or four corners, some were marked in pencil by the judges' initials and some were nob marked In any way, These were held to be slight defects and lot no particular consequence as tbe law, while it Infers that ballots shall bear the initials ot one or tbe judges, in no place directs that they shall be so marked. The greater part ot the first day and a portion ot the second were con sumed In arguing tbe technical points Involved in tbe contest. Tbe com missioners after advisement held the election to be legal and proceeded to determine the results by a recount of tbe votes, arriving at the conclusion above mentioned. The action of tbe board is conclusive but not final and the defeated party has recourse to an appeal to tbe district court. Whether ihli will be taken has not been learn-en. Tu Rent. Furnished room; good quiet place tor day sleeper. Inquire of Mrs. M. A. Larkin. Subscribe for th: H:rali. WITHTMI CHARACTER WOMAN MAKERS. TliE BOSTON! The Progressive Store. PHIWPS8UR;, KANSAS. SWELL BOOT that individualises its wearer a a being exclusive. PRICE $3.50 :-. The Bazaar. Tbe bazaar held at the Presbyterian church last Saturday, by the Ladies Aid Society was a success. Tbe sale booths were well patronized by the people of the town. Just at this point we wish to speak of a few of the peculiar features ot those'booths. The fancy", booth was Hn mediately to the left of the door on entering, where various articles of cunning nee dle designs were exposed for tbe ad miration of the prospective purchaser. Admiration extended to the' purse as attested by the sales made. The cutest and most attractive fea ture of the next booth was undoubt edly the.representatlvesof the world of dolls, dressed In costumes which varied from tbe .trouseau of tbe bride to tbe gingham apron and calico dress of tbe house maid. All little girls and young men wore urged to buy. Before one could proceed further, a fish had to be caught from tbe pond, but the fact of the case is, no doubt, you were the Ash. ' To the right of the entrance to the dining room on this occasion was an other fancy booth, where articles of intrinsic and artistic value were offered. To the left was the literary stall, decorated with attractive posters and pictures. Subscriptions for the van ous magazines were taken. Just at this time dinner was called. Fortunate was he who could say, . "he ate at the Hirst table'' and thrice for tunate was be who could say, "I didn't eat too much." What a temptation was there! iou may rant of jour French chef and his productions but that dinner inspired long drawn sighs at conclusion. The tables were crowd ed many times and all were satisfied except that the room was too small. Emerging from dinner the beauties oo the pulpit drew your atteutlon. That candy was tine, no better was ever mado and it was a del'gbt to be served in such a charming fashion. Last and greatest, the place that terqpted to linger longest, the, tete-a-tete reception room. Beverage that smiled at you, smiles that said to you "tarry." It is vain for printer's Ink to at tempt to paint the picture farther, but it is suspended In the memory of all who attended the evjnt. All day Saturday tbe church was busy. Lunch was served in tbe evening and the booths disposed of the greater part of their wares. To come to the purpose of the ba zaar, sordid as they appear In contrast, thev were none tbe less successful ana netted the ladles the neat sum of $100 No one but the ladles can realize how much labor Is attao! ed to a fea ture of this kind but all feel that those who assisted are to be commend ed for their energy. , . Secretary of Agriculture Wilson Ought to Know. Last January Hon. James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture, said: "Hen ry Wallace Is .he ablest agricultural writer in tbe United States, if not irf tbe world. Wallaces Farmer Is doing more for the North west than any otber paper I know of." Secretary Wilson surely ought to be a good Judge of agricultural papers, and thou sands of western farmers, will agree with him in bis estimate ot Wallace's Farmer. It Is published weekly at Des Moines, Iowa, at $1 per year,' and all subscriptions are payable in ad vance and stopped when tbe time Is out. We can send Walace's farmer and the Phillu'muiho Heiiali) both for one year for only $1.75. Call and see samples of Wallace's Farmer. O.NK OK TIIK 1KjT CUI.LKOK AND school towns of Kansas, a house of nine rooms, especially constructed that roomers may be kept. Four large closets, bath room, large cistern, pump In kitchen, furnace, cement fl iored eellar, well, small barn, one lot and a half,. centrally located, rents for 4240 per year. Price ti,XA. , . Will trade fur Phillips cjunty property. Sale on easy terms. Ask about It, Prat & Mills. Government Land. Under a ditch, ensy tr.nF. Best cba'H-e of a lifetime. Fur particulars, address Gko. W. Keys. Obcrlin, Kansas. Do you want a small house In town? All of the property for sale Is not a bargain, this is. A well built small house, new, ne lot, sma'l out build ing A dindy well and the price Is tXO. If you want to see Ibis, come to ivm & mui. I 9 P 8 : ? o i ft : To Typewriter Users. No matter what machine you .arc now Uiing, you will will cventually.be interested in buying s:met1iiar new. The Underwood appeals alike tu the export and the novice, and js. well worthy of iuvestigation. An examination an J trial costs nothing, ; to the prospective buye, and information will , be cheerfully g-iven to all inquiries.. Write to C. A. Hinchce, pjx 197, S.ilina, Kansas, for particulars or send to the Underwood Typewriter Company, V) West 9th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. S) 9) ) t) ) ) ) c) ) s 0) I 101 J HERZOG'S JEWELRY STORE A New Stock of Jewelry More Elegant, More Complete and More Keasonable in price than you can fitiJ ehsw here from which you can select many BEAUTIFU L and USEFUL PRESENTS will b2 found at HERZOG'S 1 ' Our Line of FRENCH CHINA and SIL VERWARE which has always been the UEST shown in the city is BETTER than EVER. We invite you to come in and sec for your self. You are always welcome at See the Celebrated Webb C Ball Watch Herzogs tt PHILLIPSBURG, KANSAS. Trta enly titah rad hint Powdar mad at a moderate price. OnlUfilQl PoufJor Onery boys In Concordia, acccordlng ti nn rrrhina.. hnvn flfvlsrd a new sport. They have been killing hogs in tne stncic yarns Dy rimng mem un til they drop dead. Carnegie who wants to die poor Is up against a preposition that doesn't trouble most people, and Mrs. Chad wick bas shown that she can sol re It for blm if be will let her. Removes tbe microbes which Impov erish the. blood and circulation. Stops all trouble that Interfears with nutr' .tlon. Tha's what Holixter's Itocky Mountain Tea will do. 35 cents. Tea or tablet form. Ask your druggist Tbe Thompson ( fa. ) Courier prints tbls nugget which should be reprinted In every weekly paper in the country: A merchant In a neighboring town states that his advertising last year cost him 54 ceuts for every I10O worth of roods sold. He usort & half page for bU buslnew announcement eacb week and iiy that as long as people read newspapers ho ill advertise There Is a man rxS(Ksed of a good head. Just as noi m as merchants tygintoj look upon advert islng as a branch of ' the business which r quires as much' care as any pirtof it, then will adver tising pay. Honesty, fore, original!- j f v and p.Ts!.stancy in advertising make i U a paying investment. How'a Thlf. We offer One Hundred dollars re ward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Ciibnky Si Co , Toledo, () We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the hwt fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions, and finan cially able to carry out any obligations mad by bis firm. Wai.dixo, Kixnax & Makvix, Wholesale Druggehts, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter nally, acting direcely upon tbe blood and mucous surfaces or the system. Testimonials sent free. Price, "5c. per bottle. Sold by all druuglsts. Take Hall's Family Pills ror consti THIS CABINET li;gjil--V''"r i' d.'i: i 4 . , ." . 1 . . """" $4.50 i Jas. Woods, PniLUFSBCBO.