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Come, let us lle for our children. Work for work's sake sine, paint or ctrve. The tblnjr thou lovent best though thy body starve Who works for irlory misses oft' the goal. Who works for money coins his very soul. Work for the work's sake then, andltimay be That these things shall be added unto thee. We received Invitations from Sup erintendents Ely of Shawnee county and Lee Harrison of Sumner county to be present at a superintendent's meeting in Topeka to confer with the the legislative committee relative to a number of very Important post poned measures. "It Is absolutely necessary that the superintendents of the state get together and unite upon the most important bills, and then push them if we desire them to pass, or tf we expect any favorable legisla tion along our line whatever.' Alas, owing to long distance from Topeka, Christmas rush and shortage of funds we were compelled to remain at home, and it grieved us sore because it is the first time we were ever invited to such an Important meeting. How ever we wilt write to them and tell them what we would like for Seward county educationally. Mr. Melvln Wheeler, we request you as our representative, as a man vitally Interested in education, to be on the alert at the coming session Of the legislature of Kansas and see to it that Seward county gets the best educationally that It has to give. We fuel sure that our interests are safe in your hands. We hope that you may realize some of your long wished for plans and ideals for Seward coun ty in the educational Held. We nev er can have too much education it it Is of the right kind. We have a branch of one of our state schools In the southwestern part of our great state. Why not have a branch of the Normal or Agricultural College in the southeastern part of the state? Where a better town than Liberal? Where a better county than Seward? Herbert Stelnburg of Oklahoma came in to see us Saturday and get a list of the books needed in the eigetli grade. He is going to attend the school In district 4 taught by Mrs. DeCrow. We welcome him to our Kansas schools, and we feel that we can do Just as well if not better by him than our sister state, Okla. Mr. Fast and Mr. Norton, director and clerk of district 24, called to ar range for a new bond for their treas urer, one of the bondsmen having passed to the great beyond last week. They report a splendid school being taught in theh: district by Mr. Flan ders this year. The Pittsburg Manual Training School wants the boys and girls of Kansas to try their hand at doing something in the way of manual training and domestic science. One teacher has already signified her wil Ungness to help. How many other teachers would help the boys and girls do some work either at home or at school in this line? Please drop us a postal or phone to us. The girls are asked to make an apron and bake a loaf of bread, and the boys some piece of wood work which we will explain more fully later. Fathers and mothers, will you help usi" Come, boys, get your walnuts and get them planted as soon as possible. The following boys came and got their share this week: Ralph Jack son, Lyle Swlnk, Gerald Miller, Geo. Abers, Frank Anderson, Ralph Jones, Ernest Marts, Oscar Wessler, Benton Jones and Arthur Marts. Frank Swlnk who teaches in dis trict No. 3 called on us Sautrday and turned in his reports. He has his school graded nearly to the state's requirements, and reports good work being done. R. O. Flanders, teacher in district No. 24, made us a short call Satur day. - He Intends trying to help his pupils with some manual training work and interesting the girls in domestic science. His school is doing good work. Mrs. Eva Dodd reports her school as progressing finely. She has one pupil doing post graduate work and another that will graduate from Uie common schools this year. Mr. Graybeel closed up his books as treasurer of district No. 4, and Mr. O. M. Nix will fill out the unexpired term. The books balanced all O. K., and we are all glad. We hear a few complaints from some of the patrons that the best of order is not being kept In some ot our schools. Teachers, remember: "As is the teacher so is the school" and ''Order is heaven's first law." Prof. Elmer A. Wooden, who Is teaching in Tyrone, has yielded to Cupid's enchantment, and chosen for his life companion Miss Dixie M. Jacobs of Colorado Springs, Colo. Miss Jacobs taught in Oklahoma last year. We congratulate both of the parties, and we hope Elmer will be as good a husband as he has been a student and feacher. Several children heard the word scandal and one of them asked "What is scandal?" Whereupon another child replied, scandal Is when nobody alnt done nothln' and somebody goes and tells." : , At the examination before Christ mas, little Mary was asked, "What Is an oyster covered with? She wrote her answer, "Oyster is covered with fur.' Santa. Claus brought Mary a boolTon Natural History and after this she will know more about ani mals and their coverings. The open air schools are not only beneficial to children, but that the the little ones are positively delight ed with them Is the experience of public educators at the national cap ital at Washington, D. C. Boys and girls, how would you like to get your lessons out of doors and then recite them to your teacher out of doors, too. Harvey Franklin who Is attending business college at Hutchinson came to Liberal, or rather to Seward coun ty, to spend the holidays with his best girl. We understand that Har vey is hitting the highest mark in school and Is making his home folks proud of him. We are glad of Har vey's success and wish him the best of positions after he graduates. For four years the Committee of the New York Child Welfare Associa tion has been working on the prob lem of how to make the child of to day the good citizen of tomorrow. The Russell Sage Foundation contrib uted 16,000 in solution of this ques tion, twenty men gave $1,000 each, and the association is raising $10,000 in addition. The meeting which is to be held this month Is arousing In terest throughout the nation. Par ents everywhere will be interested In this committee's exposition of the right and the wrong way to bring np the child In order to make of . him mentally, morally and physically the man God designed him to be. Pesta lozzl, the great German educator struck the key note when he said: "Come, let us live for our children." Miss Clara Childears came to see us during the holidays. She brought In her report, and it shows that she Is teaching a good school. ' She is locat ed in district 5, Springfield; ' We hope the school boards will re member that neither the clerk nor the director can go on the treasurer's bond. The bondsmen do not neces sarily have to live in the district. The amount of the bond should be twice the sum the treasurer is sup posed to handle for the district. Little Misses Cecil and Millie Smith write us from Cleveland, Kansas, that they are having a very happy time visiting Grandpa. They are Treasurer Smith's little daughters. A Christmas card from little Dor othea Whlppo did usa world of good. She reports all of the family well. We very much enjoyed the Christ mas exercises of the Liberal schools. We took In all the grades, and found some pupils In everyone of the seven grades that had gone to school to us either in the publio schools or the kindergarten. We felt as happy as the old woman in the shoe to see their bright happy faces and to know that they were each farther along the road of knowledge than when we called them our pupils. Their hap py smiles and loving handclasps were the best Christmas gifts we received. The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight But they while their companions slept Were tolling upward in the night. Let us remember that genius is 2 per cent inspiration and 98 percent perspiration. Bring your butter, eggs, poultry and hides to us and get the cash for them. Liberal Cold Storage Co. 8-5-tf You can buy a ladies tailored suit at less than manufacturers price at the Ecooomy Dry Goods Company. For Sale or Trade. Four room house and household goods all complete for housekeep ing. Will sell household goods and rent house, or, will exchange household goods and rental of the house for a good team. The house has electric lights and water. Owner A. H. Rhodes, Liberal, Kans Phone 1322. Found. A small gold cross. Owner may have same by calling at the office of Blake Hardware Co. and pay ing for this advertisement. C. V. MANATT ATTORNST-AT-LAW . " LIBERAL - - KANSAS Practice in all Court mad Department of Interior. R. W. Dickerson Auctioneer Rt. 8, Guymon, Okla. References: Democrat office. Liberal, Kans. Ethelton Items. 28 miles northwest of Ltboral.) Miss Audrv Hoyt spent holiday week with her friend, Miss Vera Seger, near Moscow. P. H. Day did a little Improving last.week in the way of putting down a well.. Water hauling business will soon be a thing of the past in this neighborhood. Nearly every farmer has a well. A. P. Ridenour made a business trip to Liberal last week. He was accompanied by Wm. Lampe who Is visiting at his place. , Mlssr Grace Ray vlsjted with Miss Vera Seger the latter part of last week. The Ladles' Reading Circle Club gave a big oyster supper at the home of Mrs. Carter last Saturday evening. See Brewer & Sutton for paint ing, paper hanging and decorating. We sell wall paper, paint and picture frames made to order. 2nd door west ot Postoffice. 114-tf Farm loans S. W. Smith. Hayne Items. Quite a change In the weather since last week. Sunday was a very disagreeable day. We have no moisture yet.' Friday night the literary society elected the following officers for the next four weeks: Pres. W. 8.- Hlg gins, V. Pres.-E. A. Pennington, Seo.-Orpha Erlewine, Treas. A. B. Fullmer, Sargeant at Arms Fred Grlmsley. The question for debate next Fri day night Is: "Shall We Have Uni versal Sufferage? The affirmative is taken by ladies, P. M. Condlt and family have mov ed to their new home in this vicinity. Miss Clara Childeaia returned to her school duties at Springfield Sun day afternoon, after a week's vaca tion ylsit with relatives here. Lon Gasklll spent Saturday In Lib eral. W. S. Iligglns and family ate New Year's dinner at Will Harding's. " No Sunday School or Christian En deavor Sunday on account of the storm. The Augerot children enrolled in the school here last week. Next Sunday, Jan. 8th, Is Rev. La throp's regular appointment here. , A market the year around for butter, eggs, poultry and hides at the highest market prices, at the Liberal Cold Storage plant. Bring them to us and get the cash for them. 8-5-tf. Centervalley. More like winter the past few days. Just the kind of weather to prove to the children that there is no place like home. J. N. Hanner and son Ira were In Liberal Thursday of last week. We forgot to mention last week that Joe and Ernest Rudolph are spending the holidays at home. 1 We are informed that Elmer Pitt senbarger has an automobile. Roscoe and Floyd Brlghtup and Edith Dungan spent last Sunday with Delia and Zella Clark. A select party was given at the J. O. Hanner home In honor of Ira Hanner and his sister, Miss Ethel. The young men of this neighbor hood got together last Saaurday, se lected two captains, divided the com pany of, sixteen and engaged in a rabbit hunt. Onedlvision wentnorth, the other division went south, the G. W. Wessler home being the start ing point. One side succeeded in killing 55 rabbits and their opponents killed 3lJ. The winners were given an oyster supper at the expense of the others. Ira Hanner and his sister Ethel were the guests of Will Melvln and family Friday evening No Sunday School last Sunday on account of the cold wave and snow showers. ' ' Ira and Ethel Hanner spent Sun day with their sister, Mrs. DeCamp. Last Monday morning was the coldest so far this season. The ther mometor at J. N. Hanner's registered 18 degrees below. Ira Hanner started Tuesday for Hutchinson to resume his studies In the S. C. B. C. J. L. nankins went to Liberal Saturday on his bicycle. A card from Albert Welch says that he Is enjoying his visit in Iliin ois. Lost In or near the Hall last Satur day night a small pocket book containing a 6ve dollar bill, some small change and a few bread checks. Finder please return to this office and receive reward. l-t.-pd. . 1 - -.. Beatrice (Okla.) Items. 18 miles southeast of Liberal. We have been haying some" very cold weather the past few days. A little snow fell here on New Year's Day. Mrs. B. F. Randell and children have gone to Texas to visit her parents and other relatives. Mrs. J. A. Hanson and children of Meade spent the holidays with her sister, Mrs. EllaTerrel. W. T. Potter and family visited Mr. Sims at Floris Saturday. ' Mr. Sims has recently put in a stock of goods at Floris In the Der thick building. . Owen Young ot Guymon, Okla., re turned home after a week's visit with his aunt, Mrs. Ella Terrel. W. J. Harlow has purchased the Hlbbs stock of merchandise and now we have a first class store here at Beatrice. Orval Hinds and wife have moved into W. D, Boyle's house. A. E. Stephenson and family visited at Thomas Landreth's New Year's Day. W. J. Harlow and wife spent Sun day at S. I. Rhode's. Paul nubbard and wife spent New Year's at the A. Morris home. Strayed. One roan mare, bronded V on left hip, one 2 year old mare branded on left hip, one roan mare colt unbranded, no saddle or harness marks on any of them. Finder please notify O. T. Wood Liberal. Kansas, and receive re ward. 12-23-2t Springfield Jottings. The advent of 1911 makes us feel as though we were on the prai ries of Canada. 4 below zero Monday morning. But this cold wave will soon pass by, and we will be having autumn weather again. We are glad we got none of the light showers that visited the east ern part of tiie state last week. Fol lowed by this freezing weather It would surely have been a detriment to the wheat. Sam Jones is threshing his kafllr corn this week. W. A. Thomspon, wife and two sisters are visiting In Stevens county these cold days. Baymond Jones returned to his school work at Manhattan Tuesday. On account of the cold blustery weather there was no meeting at the Lone Prairie school honse last Sun day. ETAGEtPPA. For Sale. About 30 tons of well headed kaffir corn in the bundle. Call on Bert Allen, 12-16-tf. Phone No. 141. Take your poultry, eggs and hides to the Carson House and get the cash. Carson & Wood. 9-2-tf " Lone Star. Too late for last week. Fine weather for this time of the year. It looks like storm at this writ ing. . The Christmas tree and program was well attended and all report a good time. J. W. Hoskinson and sister and Miss Peffard of Liberal spent Christmas in the neighborhood. George Toole and Jim Hoskin son are holding a few meetings at Moscow this week. It is reported that the Christ mas tree at Moscow caught tire and burned, which was too bad. Mr. Nisley and family took din ner Christmas with W. R. Hoskin son and family. J. W. Hoskinson and sister of Liberal, II. H. Beard and A. II. Titus of Lone Star were entertain ed by C. V. Hawk -and family Christmas. S. II. Stout, who has been East on a visit, returned home Friday of last week. Miss Mina Lutes, who has been visiting her sister, returned home tfnday. Lost A gold locket, with the name Erma engraved on the back. Fin der please return to this office. , l-6-2t.Pd.: Lost A red stallion book on the streets of Liberal. It also contained re ceipts and other papers valuable to owner only. Finder please re turn to this office. ' tf. i4M Si BR. .KING' NEW-DISCbV. COUGHS WHOOPING COUGH AND ALL TROUBLES OF THROAT AND LUNGS PROMPT USE PNEUMONIA AND CONSUMPTION PRICE 50e and $1.00 - SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY GEO. S SmITH & BRO IIP tlU'.IMII.U IflBTErK- W.M1WI JiUmnilBWMWMM . BM1 P.M.'HT-y ; Car of fine Oregon apples just re ceived. They are delicious. They can be round at oparKs, Second Street. POTATOES Also received a car We still have JEWELRY in all lines Some lines slightly broken but we are prepared to meet the demands of the . after-Christmas buyers. C.S. JARRETT Jeweler and Optician Kansas Avenue Liberal, Kansas New Furniture i i I i This is the time of the year when everyone should look to the comfort of the home. We have nice rockers, book cases, 'writing desks, sofas and many other beautiful pieces of furniture which will add comfort to the home and be appreciated by the entire family. Let Us Show Them to You. 1 1 W.H. FEATHER Liberal - - .. Kansas KMEA1 -ftlAKES. A v.:--- Fon FOR Mm COLDS WILL OFTEN PREVENT opposite Diane s on of fine Idaho potatoes a large stock of 'T SI.50 5 PER YEAR EHY