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"Successor to The Liberal Independent" Vol. 4. No. 47 Liberal, Seward County, Kansas, Friday, March 24, 1911 $1.50 Per Year V In Police Court One of the most disagreeable af fairs that has occurred in Liberal for some time, was the row last Saturday on West Third Sireet. Marshall Youst had attempted to arrest Ed Belile. The fellow did not see fit to come along as the marshal! ordered, so Youst took a slug from his pocket and struck Belile several times. The ex change of blows skinned the faces of both men. Several thought that the marshal! was going a lit tie too strong, and interfered to keep him from beating the prison , er. After a dirty wrangle which implicated several parties who were not interested, Belile was allowed to go home with his wife, A. A. Farmer having put up $20 with the marshal! for Belile's ap pearance in police court Monday In police court Monday, Belile plead guilty to the charge of re sisting an officer, and was fined $50 and costs. The costs were paid at once. Half of the fine is to be paid in sixty days and the balance will be suspended 120 days pending the courts approval of the man's behavier during that period. WalterNBarnett who was alleged to have interfered with the officer plead guilty to a charge of disturb ing the peace, and was released with the minimun fine of $5 and costs." A warrant has been issued for Lawrence Henry, who lives in Stevens County, charging him with interfering with an officer. As he is a resident of another county the city had no jurisdic tion, and the case will be brought by the county. Scandrett & Fucst have a new cement runway between their store and their warehouse. A new awning is being con structed in front of the Eidson Bros, candy store this week. Mrs. D. H. Curtis and Mrs. Will Stewart went to Tyrone and Hooker for the Eastern Star meet ing at which the Grand Matron will be present. Why go to Florida or Texas to buy real estate, when you can make more money investing in Liberal Town Lots. Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry. Mary Bosworth Clark, Secy, of the W. C. T. U. in Californina, wrote to Prof. McKeever "I feel that the thanks of humanity at large are due for the good you are doing." St. Paul Pioneer Press: Prof. McKeever has taken upon himself the commission of teaching the western farmer to raise good child ren and to take more pride in this crop than in his fat cattle. The M. W. A. Lodge here held a very successful meeting Monday night, and initiated several new members. They have decided to have a degree team, and will try to make the work more interesting. A team hitched to a wagon be longing to T. L. Kinney of Lore na, took a merry spin through the , street Tuesday afternoon. They became frightened at the Paul Light lumber yard, and ran north on Kansas Avenue to Third street where they attempted to turn the corner. As the team reached the cement walk, one horse fell, and stopped the joy ride. The wagon was not damaged. A smartly dressed woman wear ing the tightest of tight skirts, says the Concordia Blade, with fur trimming around the edge of the skirt, was walking down the street today heard one of them say . in a .singsong voice, "Standing room only." THE MOON SUITORIUM HAS RECEIVED THE NEW 5Pr?l?'fi 5WP! List of Jurors List of jurors drawn March 17th 1911 for the April term of court to appear April 20th at 9 o'clock a. m. Elmer Thompson, Kismet. N. W. Norris, Arkalon. P. J. Murphy, Arkalon.. Wm. Hyde, Fargo. L. H. Fincher, Hayne. A. E. Simonson, Kismet. W. P. York, Arkalon. R. T. Day, Ethelton. Samuel Jones, Springfield. W. T. Casey, Kismet. James Smith, Plains. E. E. Burch, Ethelton. A. P. Kidenour, Ethelton. H. V. Tompson, Kismet. W. II. Lepper, Kismet. I, J. Abbott, Plains, D. R. Snyder, Kismet. E. R. Richardson, Liberal. T. J. McDermott, Liberal. Fred Deal, Loco. B. B. Whiteford, Harwood. J. J. Frederick, Kismet. John Malone, Plains. J. W. Rosson, Plains. Remember that Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry's autos are al ways at your service to look at those town lots. Irish Social Last Friday evening the Ep worth League gave an Irish re ception at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bolin. The parlor and reading room were decorated suitable to the occasion. Various games were indulged in and then the peanut hunt and the potato race. Potato chips, pickles, olives and lady fingers were served for refreshments. The feature of the evening . was the dividing of the guests into families. Later each family had to tell Irish stories or give an Irish song. The red headed McFadden family were un excelled in wit, beauty and con duct. Miss Hesse and Miss Wells have the thanks of the League for the untiring efforts which made the social such a grand success. Dr. T. L. Higginbotham went to Dodge City Monday. Ray Millman made a business trip to Guymon Saturday. Attorney McCoy is in Topeka and Wichita this week on- legal business. The Nix brothers have installed a new front in the Elite theatre, which materially improves the place. W. A. Custer and A. O. Ed monds drove the Edmonds car to Santa Fe and Dodge City the first of the week. Mrs. W. D. Bell and Miss Bertha Bell of Colville, Wash.. visited over Sunday with Miss Blanche Bell. Today is worth two tomorrows. Every day that you put off buying those town lots of Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry you are losing money. Jack Land, of Liberal, passed through town Tuesday with an automobile party who went out into the west part of the county to look at some land. Santa Fe Mon itor. A bright little Oklahoma school boy sprung this one in the gram mar class the other day: "Mary milked the cow. What part of speech is 'cow'?" "A noun of course,' answered those who had learned the definition for noun. "Aren't we taught that anything that stands for a noun is a pro noun?" insisted the boy, "and did not the cow stand for Mary I" Then a silence resembling a still noise was heard. Tried a New Idea V" Last Saturday, the Economy tried a new experiment, in inviting its friends in for a look, and a good social time. The mixture of a social afternoon in a large store is something of a novelty here and it was well received. Over 400 carnations were taken away by the friends of the big establishment, and there were not near enough of them at that. Punch , was served throughout the day, and it v.as estimated that more than a thous' and people visited the store that day. Teach the young man to save by having him invest in Liberal town lots. They will start him on the right road. Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry. Help High School Orators. Another way in which the Uni versity of Kansas is assisting the high schools of the state was made known this week by Richard R Price, director of the Division of University Extension. Assistance is offered the members of the sen ior classes in working up their graduating orations. The depart ment has compiled a list of sub jects for themes and has collected many magazine articles as well as pamphlets relative to these ques tions and these are being sent on request to the various high schools. There have been ninety-flve of these package libraries sent out and thirty-five schools have ex pressed a desire to obtain the books. Each school is allowed to keep the material two weeks and there is no charge except for pos tage. Tie schools of the state, espec ially those of the smaller towns where there are no public librar ies, are sending in calls for mater ial almost daily. A would-be wag once sent Hen ry Ward Beecher a letter contain ing on a sheet of paper only the words, "Aprill Fool." Mr. Beecher opened it and a smile spread oyer his face as he ex claimed: "Well, I've often heard of a man writing a letter and for getting to sign it, but is the first case of a man signing his name and forgetting to write the letter!" A Pleasant Afternoon Mrs. Leri Sutton and Mrs. John- fson entertained about fifty friends last Thursday afternoon at Mrs. Suttons home on West Third St. The event was in the form of a thimble party and penny contest, and the old saying "there is more to a penny than appears on its face" was fully realized by the ma jority of the ladies present, before the contest was finished. The prize, beautiful cut glass salt and pepper shakers, was awarded to Mrs. Madison. A dainty three course lunch was enjoyed by all. The favors were shamrocks. Those present were: Mesdames J. P. Smith, E. P. Smith, J. E. George, A. K. Stoufer, C. C. Kep ple, R. Madison, L. W. Stevesson, R. E. Summers, Chas. Taylor, J. F. McWilliams, J. H. Cavanaugb, C. V. Manatt, I. B. Jordan, J. Fraizer, A. L. Kinsela, O. M. Woods, C. E. Woods, P. A. Craig, J. B. Craig, J. N. Maxwell, F. V. Cason, M. Eidson, C. C. Warner, D. A. Henry, R. W. Magruder, F. O. Rindom, J. S. Miller, C. Fidson, Bert Peck, V. II. Grin- stead, Jas. Ault, R. F. Nichols, O. Clark. F. M. Nason, II. Hobble, J. F. Funk, F. A. McCay, W. C. Steward, Anna Keown, F. Jones, F. K. Sutton, C. Gassaway, Mary E. Todd; Misses Steele, Wright, Flood, Hobble, Nutz. Moore & Falls write fire and wind storm insurance in the best standard companies. A Brilliant Social Event Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Summers and Mr. and Mrs. Don Henry gladdened the hearts of about fif ty Liberalites with invitations to the beautiful Summers home, last Thursday evening, which was very artistically decorated in green and white, presenting a most pleasing and refreshing appearance as the guests arrived. The all absorbing game of 500 was the form of entertainment for the evening and the contest result ed in favor of Mrs. C. C. Warner who was the recipient of a beauti ful sterling silver spoon. O. M. Woods was the fortunate player among the gentlemen, winning a pair of Roman gold cuff links. An elegant three course lunch was then served by the hosts and their wives, and although it was their first large party since they have assumed the responsibility of "homes of their very own", it could scarcely be realized as there was no apparent sign of their be ing amateurs. , The noted quaratette, composed of L. W. Stevesson, J- A. Black, CD. Taylor and J. H. Caven augh, followed the appetizing lunch with a classical selection en titled "Tearing Out of the Wilder ness" by "Keoubestrelsky", Cav ehaugh taking the lead in his matchless high tenor voice which rang out through the spacious par lors to the delight of the spell bound audience. At a late hour the guests re gretfully said farewell to the fair and gallant entertainers and de clared It to be one of the most pleasant evenings of the jray win tev season. Following is the list of those who were kindly remembered: Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams, Mr. and Mrs. Tavlor, Mr. and Mrs. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Cason, Mr. and Mrs. Nason, Mr.and Mrs. Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Yocum, Mr. and Mrs. C. Sum mers, Mr. and Mrs. Stevesson, Mr. and Mrs. Johns, Mr. and Mrs. Cavenaugh, Mr. and Mrs, McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Mackey. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Sutton, Mr. and Mrs, Hobble, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Eidson, Mr. and Mrs. Stoufer, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsaesser, Mr. and Mrs. Peck, the Misses May Flood, Nelle Nutz, Ada Hobble, Kate Wright, and Messers Geo. Quin tan, Ford, Eddy, Commons. A Good Place to Live Many of our citizens are sowing blue grass seed, planting trees and generally improving their resi dence properties. Many of the lawns of the town are showing green, and a few need mowing. Quite a lot of money is being spent just now to make the town more beautiful, and it shows the desire of home owners here, to make this a good place to live. Business Change Messers. Schnaufer&Christman of Tyrone have purchased the City Meat Market of Mr. F. B. Hullet, and took possession Tuesday. They ' are both pleasant fellows and will no doubt succeed in the well established business they take over. Notice All persons indebted to me will please call and settle their accounts on or before April 1st, 1911. Fred B. Hullet. Lost On the mail route, Saturday, be tween Liberal and Antelope Val ley, a small bundle containing red shirt waist, hair brush, talcum powder rnd other artibles. Find er please return to this office or Mrs. C. E. Hancock. PLATFORM CITIZENS PARTY Whereas, The Citizens Party of Liberal, in convention as sembled, duly authorized its Chairman, Secretary and Can didates for City offices to draft its platform and declaration of principles and, Whereas, to restore a fullshare of confidence in the future importance of our City and insure a wise, economic, business administration during the ensuing term, the following platform and declaration of principles are adopted and humbly submitted to thd consideration of every fair minded Citizen of Liberal. First: We believe in an aggressive and progressive Govern ment, tempered at all times with reason and good judgment, for our City and pledge ourselves to its accomplishment. Second: We believe in the strict enforcement of all our City ordinances and Laws in general including the prohib itory and gambling laws and in view of making our City mor ally and physically clean in fact as well as in name we pledge our earnest efforts. Third: We believe a neccessity exists for the betterment of our water system and will endeavor to make the supply suffici ent for all domestic purposes as far as practical and protection from fire. Fourth: We believe that the existing system of street lights is wholly inadequate and favor an improved system. Fifth: We believe in and favor the extension of our system of sidewalks and street crossings to meet the requirements of the general public. Sixth: We believe that the finances of our City should be guarded with jealous care; that for every Dollar expended the City should get the value received and that a full statement of all receipts and disbursements be published Quarterly, and the proceedings of each Council meeting should be published. Seventh: We favor the enactment of new ordinances tend ing to promote the general well fare of all our people and favor other needed improvements not herein mentioned. Eighth: To the faithful performance of the foregoing plat form and declaration of principles all the candidates of the Citizens ticket pledge their sacred honor as men and citizens of Liberal. W. II. FEATHER, Chairman T, W. HUBBARD, Secretary THE Presbyterian Girls Will hold a Pie, Cake and Candy Sale At THE STAR GROCERY Saturday, March 25 THE COMFORTS OF LIFE ARE-rrENJOYED BY ME5fe$)WHO BEGAN WZShtt THEIRNCK0NEY IN THE BANK HENRY H. ROGERS was a poor boy. He work ed in a grocery. He saved his money and put it in the bank. He left an estate of 100 million dollars. Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. Deposits Guaranteed by the Guaranty Fund of the State of Kansas CITIZENS STATE BANK Liberal, Kansas ..r?p v.rfMi. R. T. NICHOLS 1 J. E. GEORGE P. A. CRAIG THOS. J. SMITH ABE K. STOUFER H. W. LANE CHAS. SUMMERS PUTT!