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' "Successor to The Liberal Independent"
Vol. 4. No. 36
Seward County, Kansas, Friday, January 6, 1911
$1.50 Per Year
A STEP AHEAD
Stevens County to Bore for
The commissioners of Stevens
county met the first of the week
at Hugoton and in response to a
number of petitions decided to
bore for artesian water. The
well will be located on the north
west corner of the townsite of
The contract for drilling has not
yet been let, but will be awarded
as soon as bids can be submitted.
The amount to be spent on the
project has not yet been determin
ed, but it is generally understood
that they will make a thorough
test of the artesian well proposition.
The question of concrete walks
across the Rock Island Tracks and
south along Kansas Avenue is be
ing agitated. There are a goodly
number of business establishments
south of the tracks and it is a won
der that the question of connecting
this with the main portion of town
has not been raised before. The
population on the south side is in
creasing rapidly and as a matter
of convenience for the people to
reach the business portion of the
town from across the tracks and
the children to reach school with
out having to wade through the
mud and slush during stormy
weather the walks should by all
means be constructed.
At the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Mackey, Sunday, Jan.
1st, Mr. Elmer Wooden, of Ty
rone, Oklahoma, and Miss Dixie
Jacobs of Colorado, Springs, Col
orado, were married at 10 a. m.,
L. R. Hoff officiating.
The L. A. C. (Liberal Athletic
Club) played their first game with
an out-of-town team here last Sat
urday night at the- hall.
The game was not very scien
tific, and the goal throwing was
poor on both sides until the latter
part of the game when Paul Funk
whipped in several in a short time.
Liberal has material for a mighty
good team if they will get "on to"
the team work and throwing the
goals when they get from under
F. A. McCoy was probably the
most clever player in either team,
his size being to his advantage of
course. Fouls were about equally
divided between the two teams;
and the game was a little bit along
the line foot ball sometimes, but
with experience that will disap
pear. The boys here had the Ty
rone boys out-cjassed, and the
final score was 27 to 7 in favor of
Liberal. The boys all say they
are pretty stiff and sore after the
Mrs. Wm. Martin Dead.
William Martin moved with his"
family from Beaver county, Okla.,
to South Liberal early in Decem
ber. Very soon his wife was
taken ill with pneumonia, and af
ter an illness of about ten days
passed away Saturday, December
31st, 1910. Mrs. Martin was a
member of the Methodist Episco
pal church. The funeral services
were held at the Methodist church
in this city Sunday afternoon,
January 1st, and interment was
made in the Liberal cemetery? -The
deceased leaves a husband
and five children to mourn her de
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L. Ward is at Clearmore, Okla.y
taking the treatment at tKe springs
there, with which he hopes to
benefit his rheumatism.
Last Friday night the boys' and
girls' High School basketball teams
from Hooker, Okla. battled in the
hall in this city with the boys' and
girls' teams of the High School of
this city. The first half of the
boys' game was played first and it
was at once evident that the hus
kies from Hooker had the boys out
classed in both team work and size,
more largely in team work, and
we must give them credit for
some, very "nifty" team work.
Their work was so cooperative that
the Liberal Jboys became bewilder
ed. The second period was taken
up by the first half of the girls'
game and it was soon evident that
the lassies of Liberal were too much
for those from Hooker. In the
second halves the loosing teams
tightened up and made a few scores
but could not erase the damage that
had been done. The final result
was, in the boys game 26 to 8 in
favor of Hooker, and in the girls
game 12 to 10 in favor of Liberal.
After the games the four , teams
held a banquet and feasted and
made merry until train time. The
Hooker crowd are a nice and well
behaved bunch and are welcome in
our town at any time.:
Judge Hultz of the Probate Court
auietly staged a pretty double
wedding on Dec. 29 in his office at
the court house. Miss Blanch
Kelly of Minneola and Mr. Oscar
N. Meade of Fallsburg, Kansas,
and Miss Fern Lamb of this city
and Mr. Lee Warren of Topeka
all answered the questions put by
the judge, who had promoV'd the
. J. W". Harris spent Sunday in
Miss Lottie Finley left Friday to
attend business college at Topeka.
Mr. E.' F. Rife of Sheldon,
Okla., spent Sunday here as the
guest of Miss Dye. -j
Al Prichard is almost out 6f
commission this week on account
a boil on his handv, ,. -
: Miss Helen Combs who has been
in the office of the Liberal Cold
Storage Co., is now working in
the. office of . Dr R. T. Nichols. :
Miss Lamb is the daughter or1 Mr.
M. Lamb, and is one of the pop
ular and accomplished young la
dies of Liberal. They left on No.
34 Friday, and after a day or two
in Hutchinson, will go to Topeka
where they will make their home
for the winter. Mr. Warren will
work with his father at the barber
trade. Their many friends here
wish them well, and the Democrat
extends its first congratulations.
For Broomcorn Plant
Clement L. Wilson, the newly
elected legislative member for
Greeley county, is preparing a bill
to introduce in the Legislature
which calls for the establishment
of a state broom factory, much like
the twine factory at Lansing. He
would have a plant installed either
at the Lansing prison or the Hutch
inson reformatory or both. Mr.
Wilson said: "My idea is that the
manufacture of brooms would give
the Kansas producers of broom
corn a better market for their
broomcorn, which would not be
subject to the combination or trust
and would also give the consumer,
the Kansas man, a cheaper and
possibly a better broom. Ex.
Miss Florence McGregor who
has been spending the holidays at
her home in Medicine Lodge, is
here visiting her sister, Mrs. H.
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HOME SWEET HOME can only be for those who
REGULARLY deposit in the bank a part of their in
comes and save enough to buy a home.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
CITIZENS STATE BANK
CM. WATERS r ' ' S. W. SMITH
Lands and Towri Lots in Seward Co. y
Office over Citizens State Bank. Phone 271. V Liberal, Kansas
Money is one of man s best friends, but how to
acquire it is the question. Come, letfs talk it over. We
have real estate to sell, want to sell Jt, and that's the
way we make our living. We believe those who bug
now of us will find our judgment in values good, and that
you will make a great deal of money out of it. It's the
right time to invest. The question is: What shall you do
with your money to invest to get the greatest profit?
Stocks are unreliable. Daily eports prove it.
Is both safe and profitable. We have good in
vestments. A fortune will be made in Liberal City
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Property within the next few years. The key to
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wealth is right buying. We can show you why and
where to buy. We have the money-m-your-pocket
deals. Come in and let us tell you about them '.
The Land And