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"Successor to The Liberal Independent"
Vol. 4. No. 37
Liberal, Seward County, Kansas, Friday, January 13, 1911
$1.50 Per Year
NEW COUNTY OFFICERS.
Those Victorious in The Last
Election Claim The
Spoils of Pol
itics. Last Monday most of the county
officials, elected or re-elected on
November 8, took the oath of of
fice. E. S. Irwin, a well known
Democrat wa9. re-elected as clerk
of the district court and started a
second term . C. W. Finley, who
is also on the right side of the
fence politically, will continue to
fill the office of register of deeds.
Mrs. Todd, who was re-elected on
the Democratic ticket, will not
begin her second term until May.
L. A. Etzold turned over the
reins of the county clerk's office
to E. D. Cooper, and will devote
his attention to his abstracting
business. Mr. Cooper, who is a
native Kansan, has lived in Lib
eral about 4 years and has acted
as deputy county clerk for, the
past two years. He is a young
man, well fitted for the possition,
and will no doubt make a good of
ficer. J. W. Campbell, "who succeeded
II. Hultz as probate judge, has
been here nearly 14 years, and
should be sufficiently well posted
to look after the matrimonial bus
iness of the office.
J. G. Trindle, who took the of
fice of county surveyor, once held
that office in Beaver county Okla
homa. Fie wilfstill look after his
work as manager of the stone gar
age. Mr. Chapman will move to
the new Miller building as soon as
it is completed and do general en
gineering and drafting work. He
has a nice map business started
and will extend it as rapidly as
- C. R. Commons, the ne.w county
attorney, is a young man; recent
ly graduated from the University
of Chicago. Judge Grinstead will
continue to practice law here.
Eli Taylor the new county com
missioner was born in Indiana and
came to Kansas in 1876. He mov
ed toBucklin in 1902, and to Sew
ard county in 1908. He has spent
all hisjtime at farming, and aside
from being a member of a school
board has never held office before.
When T. W. Harding, the Demo
cratic member resigned, Mr. Tay
lor got 95 voters in his district to
sign a petition recommending him
for appointment. Last Monday
he was awarded the appointment,
and will finish the term. Mr.
Taylor, though born and raised
a Republican, early saw the error
of his way, and enlisted in the
Democratic ranks, and has been
going along in the same section
since Cleveland's first administra
tion. Mr. Taylor i? a substantial
Christian man, and having shown
his ability to look after his own
afiairs, will no doubt be able to
deal wisely witli the problems that
confront the county commission
H. II. Eidson, who was elected
sheriff by the narrow margin of
7 votes, succeeds George A. Quin
tan as sheriff. Mr. Quintan has
made a good officer, and retires
with more friends than when he
was elected. He will devote his
attention to his rapidly growing
t)r:.A. L. Knisely continues as
as county coroner.
T. A. Tegarden, who was elect
ed county treasurer does not take
his office until October.
Miss Stella Wells the teacher of
the third grade in the Liberal
schools returned to resume her
work, last Friday. She spent the
holidays visiting friends and rela-
tivesin the eastern part of the state.
How many in this life are like the butterfly who lives'in the enjoyment and pleasures of the
present with no thought of the morrow ; and how few comparatively, are like the ant which contin
ually labores preparing for that rainy day or cold winter which is sure to come.
No, the "Butterfly" man is not a success. It takes a "Hustler" to get on in the world.
Start it now, we can show you choice investments in City and Farm Property. Now is the time
to start. Buying now will insure big profits. We can show you how, by buying right ftis easy to make
MONEY IN REAL ESTATE.
We can show you good investments. Yes, come buy real estate. Its the safest investment
one can make, it wont burn up, decay, or run away. It's the foundation of all securities. It pays
better interest, will increase in value quicker than any other investment. Ninety per cent of the
wealthy men of the world made their money in real estate. Why cant you? Let us showyouhow.
Everything comes to him who waits on himszlf.
WE NEED GOOD ROADS.
Now Is A Good Time to Be
gin to Work for Them.
As the various new officers are
taking office, the needs of the
county are the first things to be
considered. Among the improve
ments needed worst in Seward
county are some better roads.
Section 7291 of the Kansas Statues
says that all persons between 21
and 50 years of age who have re
sided 30 days in this state and who
are not a public charge, shall be
liable each year to pay the sum of
$3.00 to the township highway
commission or to the road overseer
of his district, who shall receipt
for the same, and account there
for tolthe said commission and the
same shall be expended on repairs
on the public roads in the district
in which the person lives. An
other section (7331) says, "The
township board consisting of the
township trustee, clerk, and treas
urer of each municipal township
in this state shall be. and the same
are liereby made commissioners of
roads and highways in their re
spective townships and all roads
outside of incorporated cities shall
be under the control of said com
missioners subject to the authority
of the county engineer of highways
in all counties having a county
engineer, and they are hereby au
thorized to appoint a road over
seer as provided in section 7 of
this' act, except that in counties
having a county engineer such
appointment shall be made by and
with the approval of said county
engineer, such road overseer shall
serve for a term of two years un
less discharged by the power ap
pointing him and shall receive a
salary of $2.00 per day for each
day's actual services for as many
days each year as said commission-
'ers and engineer may direct".
Now the merchants of the town
are spending quite a lot of money
to repair the roads and crossings
around, and it seems as though the
farmers should lend a hand. We
know the farmers are always ready
to do their share, and it seems to
us that each township should be
divided into road districts, with a
road overseer in each one. Then
under the supervision of the road
overseer, we might get some badly
needed work on the roads over the
county. Here is a good opportun
ity for the township officers to help
the good work along. It is up to
them as to whethef or not we may
have better roads in Seward Co.
For The Commercial Club.
The demand for a commercial
organization of some kind is be
coming more urgent every day.
A number of plans of organiza
tion are being discussed around
town, but nothing definite has
been done. However it is a cer
tainty that the organization is
needed here, and as usual Liberal
will probably get what she wants
as soon as we decide on just what
form we want it to take.
Miss Almeda Teter and Mr
loung, or uiuerai, ivans., were
married at the home of the bride
near Biggins on Christmes Eve,
Uev. Winlield officiating. The
happy couple will make their home
at Liberal. 1 he bride is well
known by many friends in this
part of the country who join us in
wishing tnem a long and very
happy life. Higgins News.
Frank Wood who was formerly
in Taylor's drug store visited rel
atives here Saturday. He is now
a partner in the Follick and Wood
drug store at Miuneola, and is
YOW DONT NEED TO
IN THE "ip.
Many a man kept his own salary low because he
has not saved his money and shown his employer
that he was independent of him.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
CITIZENS STATE BANK
C. M. WATERS
The Waters Abstract ComPany
Complete Abstracts of Title to all
Lands and Town Lots in Seward Co.
Office over Citizens State Bank. Phone 271. Liberal, Kansas
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Asic a Favor
IF YOUR MONEY
S. W. SMITH
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