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The Liberal Democrat
(Successor to The Independent) CARL 0. EDDY Editor and Publisher. Published every Friday morning at Liberal, Sward County, Kans. Admitted to the malls tt Liber!, Kansas, as second diss matter. May 17, 1907. "There's so much good In the worst of us, and there's so much bad in the best of us, that It doesn't behoove any of us to speak 111 of the rest of us.' Champ Clark. If as speaker of the house of representatives Champ Clark of Missouri gives the right of way to progressive legislation, which has been strangled to death by the Republicans, he will, in the opin ion of many politicians, make a presidential possibility out of him self. It is being talked over in the cloak rooms, and all agree that Clark's chances are not so bad if he makes good as speaker. It is argued for the next speaker that he is unsophisticated so far as any deals with the special interests are concerned. It is said he would be an excellent compromise candidate as he has the friendship and confi dence of both the so-called radical and conservative wings of demo cracy. Clark is a man of com manding personality, and physi cally he is well preserved and striking in appearance. He is one of the plainest men, and one of the frankest, in American poli tics. in order to get business, Lib eral must work for it, and must work for it intelligently. We be lieve that a city scales would be a trade getter. A satisfied trader will come back and his neighbor will come, too. If a city scales will draw trade and hold it, then we ought to have it in operation right away. In fepite of the active work the Topeka Capital has dome for him, Wfl hnrrllir think a nrnptipnl mnn like Madison would turn down a job in congress at $7,500 a vear for a mere governorship at $3,500. The next thing some one will start will be a campaign against this aviation game because of its attending dangers. This aviation makes old time football look pret ty common as an undertaker's diversion. To our friends who comment on the absence of editorials, we might suggest that there are some people who like to find a little news, in a newspaper. The aristocratic element of Lib eral spent New Year's day and Monday carrying in coal and nursing the water pipes around their houses. One Liberal firm has shipped 258,000 bushels of wheat this year. Things The People Pay For Sofa pillows, peroxide of hydro gen, hoarhound drops, lemons and sugar and Jamaica ginger these are a few of the little perquisites purchased by the senate at the ex pensef the people during the past year. The purchases are recorded in the report of Senate Secretary, Bennett. Sandwiched in the re port between extract of rose and bromo seltzer is two quarts of cas tor oil. Taking senators home after night sessions resulted in a taxicab bill that would make a Broadway star envious. There is a record of Vice President Sher man's automobile troubles. Every puncture is recorded with its cost as are many other things of like nature. Hutchinson Gazette. For Trade I wish to trade improvements in Pratt Center, consisting of one lot and a half, 75 foot front, with new 8 room house, modern im provements throughout. Good barn and other out buildings Close to school and not far from railroad, for land in the vicinity of Liberal. Pomokot Williams, fit. 3, box 14. For The State Schools. : It seems deplorable that at ev ery session of the legislature, all the officials from the various state institutions are compelled to go to Topeka and spend from one to seven weeks working for their re spective appropriations. Every es timate is cut down as much as pos sible before it is submitted to Aud itor Nation, who proceeds to cut them some more. Then the Com mittee takes off another slice, pas ses the bill up to the Senate Com mitte which repeats the shaving process. The natural result, of course, is that occasionally an in stitution gets less than it needs. Another objection is that the heads of the various institutions cannot plan attentions more than two years ahead. The salaries of the heads of the state schools are about $2,500 a year, and nearly half of their time is devoted to planning and conducting cam paigns for their appropriation bills. , It is not becoming to the dignity a great school should have to compel it to get out every two years and grovel before a farmer legislature for a sum of money sufficiently large to enable it to exist. It is generally conceded that the state schools are desirable and necessary, and it would be a sensible move to set aside a deti- nate portion of the state taxes to maintain "the state schools. We concede the fact that they must be supported, so why not save the legislature the trouble of threshing the matter out every two years? Their time is valuable, or at least it costs the state money, so a saving to the state would result if this plan were followed. ' It ap pears to us that the state institu tions have begged their living long enough. For Sale. . A good residence property, close in. I will take a good team of mares, wagon and harness, as part payment on property, you can see me at the furniture, store second door west of the post office. S. D. Newby. Roll of Honor. The following is a list of new sub scribers and those who have renewed: F. A. Smith, Lorena, Okla., re newal. A.. R. Eddington, Longdale, Okla. renewal. A. H. Khodes, Liberal, renewal J G. O. Brown, Eureka, Kans,, re newal. ' C. N.. Watson, Liberal, renewal. N. A. Ileitschmidt, Liberal Kt. 1 renewal G. S. Spencer, Arkalop, Kans., renewal. Mrs. May E. Murphy, Meade, Kans , new. A. J. Murphy, Plains, Kans., new. O. M. Nix, Libeaal, Rt. 3 renewal. Cscar Moon, Liberal, new. Earl Moon, Liberal, new. H. G. Vessels, Liberal, renewal. G. W. Anders, Liberal, renewal. T. M. Ellis, Lileral Rt. 1 renewal. A. E. Stephenson, Liberal, Rt. 1 J. N. Evans, Liberal, renewal. R. J. Sliger, Liberal, Rt. 4 new. F. M. Bowles, Liberal, Rt. 4 new. L. H. Sutton, Liberal, renewal. J. H. Sutton, Bethany, Mo., re newal. Albert Welch. Emalon, Kans., renewal. O. D. Nickle, Liberal, renewal. A. L. Norton, Liberal, Rt. 4 re newal. W. A. Lowry, Lorena, Okla., new. E. Dudley, Liberal, renewal. Chris Deitrick, Mt. Pleasant, la., renewal. ' E. Seidel, Liberal, renewal. . $100.00 Reward. I will pay the above reward for the arrest and conviction of any person or persons illegally hand ling, driving off and disposing of or butchering any of my stock. C. M. Light, Liberal, Kansas, So far as we have heard, not a single watch party was held here last Saturday eve. Is this attri butable to the dearth of marring able daughters or the diminishing number of eligible young men in ARE WE FREE PEOPLE? CENTRALIZED POWER AN EN CROACHMENT ON LIBERTY. While We Are Guaranteeing Liberty of Other People, Why Not Guar . antee Our Own Hope In Democraoy. i At the lethmus President Tail as sured the inhabitant of Panama that the United Statea would guarantee their liberties. He spoke for the American people as well as for their government While we are thus guar anteeing freedom to others, how la It with ourselves? Are we as free today aa we were fifty years ago? So far as legislation ,1s concerned, negro slavery, the greatest of modern wrongs, was abolished by a three-line addition to the constitution. Like the white people, the blacks were freer when that amendment was adopted In 1865 than they have ever been since. Excessive lawmaking, especially ex cessive lawmaking at Washington, where centralized power is always eager for new conquest and nearly always reckless of personal rights, cannot Jail to encroach upon true lib erty. Democracy and imperialism will not mix. One of the surest tests of wise law making Is Us effectiveness. Judged by this standard we accomplish little. By one legislate act, probably uncalled for In the first place, we make neces sary many other acts, and finally whole seotlona. Interests and classes become Conscious of Interference and perhaps of oppression. To create new offenses In morals, Industry and commerce that are diffi cult of proof and then by vexatious and costly espionage to add greatly to official power and expense la a favor ite method with those who would gov ern too much. To establish selfishly an injustice or an Inequality of some kind, like the extortionate tariff, and then attempt by additional laws to cure the worst of Its corrupt manifes tations Is another. To ' Increase ex penditures so that many new forms of taxation must be resorted to is still another. Every tax that is 'wasteful abridges popular rights in more ways than one. The daring operations of a few great offenders have brought down upon the country laws, regulations, spies, In quisitors, commissions, prosecutors and tax-devourers that burden the In dustry and restrict the freedom of mil lions of houest men. Instead of aiming straight at guilt, extortion and wrong, government. In most "cases avoids them and with new laws pun ishes the Innocent everywhere. The policy has been not to penalize crime but to penalize American freedom, American citizenship, American enter prise. We have the protected trusts which fight competition and tax reduction; the protected express companies which fight the parcels post; the sen ators of privilege who fight popular elections; the plutocratic interests which fight the income tax; the Jin goes and the dollar diplomats who are opposed to peace; the labor leaders who fight the courts and freedom of contract; the Sabbatarians who fight a rational Sunday, and the prohibition ists who fight even the sacramental use of wine. It Is reasonable human liberty that every one of these Inter ests assails. While we are guaranteeing the lib erty of other peoples, why should we not guarantee our own? In the mat ter of morals, In the matter of harm less amusements and customs, in the matter of business and industry, In the matter of food and drink, In the matter of free Bpech, In the matter of a free press, In the matter of free la bor, In the matter of the human right to enjoy without vicious restrictions the proceeds of honest toil, and in the matter of the natural right to be shielded by society or government from the blighting effects of favorit ism, combinations, conspiracies and monopolies, we are not gaining ground for liberty. We are losing it. For Senators by Direct Vote. The Democratic national platforms or 1900, 1904 and. 1908 each contained a declaration In favor of the elec tion of United Statea senators by di rect vote of the people. That pub lic sentiment in support of this pro ject has been steadily growing In the past ten years Is undeniable. In the next Congress the house of repre sentatives will be fully In the control of the Democrats, and the senate will be so constituted that a majority can be easily commanded by them upon any proposition which could have the support ofthe progressive wing of the Republicans. Of course, -a majority is not two-thirds, but the time will have arrived when a proposal to sub mit to the states a constitutional amendment providing for the direct election of senators by the people will be In all ways opportune. Indeed, if the amendment were put forward by the Democrats, the Republicans In the senate could not oppose It without furnishing to the other side a very acceptable bit of campaign material for the Impending presidential cam paign. Campaign pledges... the merit of the case, and calculations of party expediency, therefore, all conspire to point to this move as' part of the coming program of the Democratic party. Iff the meanwhile, It ia not untimely to mention that the Roches ter platform declared for popular elec tion of senators, and that the party has an opportunity of aotlng In the spirit of that declaration without waiting tor a constitutional amend nienL- This the Democrats In. the legislature can do by choosing for United States senator the kind of man whom public sentiment will approve OFFICIAL 'DIRECTORY COUNTY. )J F Fuent. Chi T W Harding F L Khlnesa ( J P Fuent. Chairman Commissioners: County Clerk L A Etiold County Treasurer Clerk District Court Keitlster Deed Comity Attorney I'rulmt Judice Sheriff Surveyor Coroner County Superintendent George A Smith E S Irwin C W Flnley V H Grtiutead H Hulu Geo. A. Quintan A Shumate A L Knlsely MaryElodd EUlrn (Jouuty Assessor Judge 32nd Judicial District. Hon William H Ihoniuson, address, Garden City, Kans. TERMS OF DI8TBJCT COCBT Wednesday after third Tuesday of April Wednesday after second Monday of September Wednesday after second Tuesday of December CITY Mayor J E Miller I A E Blake A Shumate M H Scandrett Paul LlKht L Loiurenecker H W Lane ' G. E. Youst J.Karau T .1 Smith A Shumate Councllmen Police Judge Marshal Clerk rreasurer Street Commissioner Liberal R. R. Time Card. EAST BOUND. So. 82. except Sunday, " ... 7:20 a. m No. 4, Limited " ... 7:10 a. m No. 2. " ... 11:20 a. m No.Jt, " ... 2:ii5a.m WEST BOUND. No. S3, except Sunday, " ... 8:00 p. m no. i, ..... i:4o p m No. 3. Limited. " . . . ll:0n. m No.33, " ... l; a. m L. C. Ynctm, Agent. First published December 2. 1910. NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION Department of the Interior. C. 8. Land Of fice at IHxiire City, Kansas, November 20, 1910. notice is hereby given that VIRGIL K. MILLER, of Springfield, Kansas, who, on February Sfl, 1W4, made homestead entry o. tsm. serial No. (tojiHi, for the northwest nuarter of section ;t, township 111. rainre 33 west, 'dth principal meridian, has tiled notice or Intention to make dual HveTears proof, to establish claim to the land above (lescrllwil. Iwfore the clerk of the district court of Seward county, Kansas, at Liberal, hansas, on , JANUAUY 10. 11)11. Clnlmant name as wltnesses:Vllllam Hyde and Alvoree I). Lamberson of Farim. Kansas. Samuel C. Garner of Spi-lniitleld, Kansas, and rren L. Uhlnessof Harwoou, Kansas. Not coal laud. ' 11. F. Mii.i.ikas, Keglster. First published December 16, 1910. Notice of Dissolution of Part nership. Notice Is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Chas. Taylor and 1). G. Hamilton, under the Arm name of Chas. Taylor & Company, for the purpose okj-on-ductlng a general drug business In the fit r of Ltneral, Kansas, has been dissolved and that I'. G. Hamilton lias retired from said Arm and business in the city of Liberal. Kansas. By the terms of such dissolution It Is agreed that said D. G. Hamilton Is to lie relieved of all liability for any contracts or bills made by said llrm. The said dissolution to take effect October 1.1910. D.G.HAMILTON 12-HMt. J CHAS. TAYLUB f irst published Decembers, 1910. ' , NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION -Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Dodge City, Kansas, December 3, 1910. , Notice Is hereby given that ' WILLIAM J. HABltEL, of Literal. Kansas, who, on February 4, 1904, made homestead entry 22490, serial No. OWIi, for the northeast Quarter of section 12, town ship 34 sou' h. range Hit west. Oth principal me ridian, has Hied notice of Intention to make llnal live year proof, to establish claim to the land aliove described, before the clerk of the district court of Stevens county, Kansas, at liugotou, Kansas, on JANUABY 18, 1911. Claimant names as witnesses: David W, Scott. ClArles W. Scott and Walter W. Heath, all of Liberal. Kansas, and Albert Welch of Kmaton, Kansas. Not coal laud. II. F. MILLIKAN. Keglster. First published Decembers, 1910. . NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. 8. Land Of fice at Dodge City, Kansas. December 3, 1910. Notice is hereby given that WINNIE JUNE HABBEL. of Ematon, Kansas, who, on February 4, 1904, made homestead ent..;- wu, serial No. 02676, for the poth rst quarter of section 12. town ship 3 south, range 35 west. 6th principal me ridian, has tiled notice of intention to make final live years proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the probate Judge of Stevens county, Kansas, at Ilugoton, Kan sas, on JANUABY 18. 1911. Claimant names as witnesses: David W. Scott, and Charles W. Scott, both of Liberal, Kansas, and Jesse O. lianner and Albert Welch, both of Ematon. Kansas. Not coal land. H. F. MILLIKAN. Register J. F. MACY PHOTOGRAPHER Liberal, Kansas S. W. SMITH ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office over Citizens Slate Bank Bldg. Phone 271. Liberal, Kant. Oklahoma License 275 Kansas License T73 DAVID CURTIS Embalmer and Funeral Director Special Attention Given to Dlsenterments and Shipments. 10-28-10 The New Oklahoma Pile Salve Is now on the market. Painless, and no deten tlou from bustnesrf Guaranteed or money refunded. , - For Sale by all Druggists Huber& Matthew, Mfr. Tyrone, Okla Col. C. K. Wilmeth Better known as "Rabbit foot Bill" Town site, commer-- clal and live stock auctioneer. Write to Guymon, Oklahoma, Herald for dates. i i k A a t it. E. George, Pres. , C. E. Woods, Cashier .1 - :: i First National Bank Capital - - - - $25,000 Surplus and Profits $25,000 t OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGK9000CKX)(XXXX00XXXXCrOOOOOQOOOO Hal G. Reid's Jewelry Store LIBERAL, KANSAS. For Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Cut Glass and Hand Painted China. We do Watch . Repairing, and "if it ain't right, we'll make it right" :: :: :: . :: Watch Inspector for the C. R. 1 & P. Railway. 00000000000000000000000000 KEATING THE 1 Galvanized Iron Chimney Tops On E 2nd St. oooooooooooooooooooooooooo GEO. S. SMITH & BRO. V HUGS Books Stationery Jewelry and DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES Paints, Oil, Glass OOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Fish and' Poultry City Meat Market FRED B. HULLET, Prop. Phone 86 I buy and sell live stock and pay the highest market price for butter, eggs, poultry and hides. Courteous treatment and Prompt Delivery Your Patronage Solicited FFish every Thursday When it comes to furnishing lumber and building material, we have the finest in town. , Call and get estimates for the material for your building And Goal . L. A. Etzold, Vice Pres. ooooocooooooooooooooooooooo We make anything you want that can be made out of -Sheet Metal TINNER LIBERAL KANSAS CHK3BS3SEKSi OOGrOOOOOCrCOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOO Fresh and Cured Meats Phone us your orders Liberal? Get your dates at lite office. as fitted for this high poet .