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City Elec tion Monday Be sure to vote Monday "Successor to The Liberal Independent" Vol. 4. No. 48 Liberal, Seward County, Kansai, Friday, March 31, 1911 $1.50 Per Year 4 Squealed Too Soon The County Commissioners Have not Decided to Build a $10,000 Jail. Last Friday an awful yell went up here in Liberal against thenew county jail. The commissioners have not yet decided how much the building will cost, and have not even had plans for the new jail submitted to them for their approval. It is true, however, that they do not have authority to build a jail that will cost more than the amount above named. Both the county and city health officers have recently made affi davit that the present jail was un sanitary. If a man was confined in the county jail and became ill, the county would be liable for daraages,which would, probably cost us more than the new jaif. The Judge of this district has re peatedly coudemed the present jail, and at last has almost forced the county commissioners to pro vide a new one. The present sys tem of looking after the prisoners is very expensive, as it requires a day and night guard when the jail is occupied. This costs the coun ty $3 a day while prisoners are in the jail. If the new jail were built without the sheriff's residence the board would have to hire a watch, so that in course of a few years, the savings in watchman's fees will pay for the extra cost in adding a sheriff's residence to the jail. We have spent about $2,000 far such fees since the new jail was first talked of, in 1908. The board has thought that we would need four new cells, which will in themselves, cost about $3,500 dollars. The present cells cost $3,000 about twenty years ago. and there are only two of them. They are out of date and are not secure. It is planned to put these two cells into a separate room for women, which the Kan. Stat, requires in Sec. 4559. This will give the new jail six cells. Some may think that this is larger than necessary, but at one time last spring, there were five men arrested in a single night for rob bing the Summers Store. If the addition is made while the .build ing is in progress, it will only cost about $500, while if it is made THAT RAlNYDflrCOMES ftejmvv fro; YOUIl MOKE Y 5AFE IN THE BANK? HARD KNOCKS, that hit many, will miss you if you determine to SAVE AND BANK your money when you are prospering. We off er our bank as a place of safety for your money. ' Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. Deposits Guaranteed by the Guaranty Fund of the State of Kansas CITIZENS STATE BANK 1 Liberal, Kansas AFTER ELECTION YOU WILL FIND THE M-P TAILORING CO. IN HEW QUARTERS it will cost about $1,000. Then too the population of the county is rapidly increasing, and it does not seem good judgement to build a cheaper jail now, and then be com pelled to spend as much more in a few years to make it large enough for the requirements. The board of commissioners have been forced by the present conditions to pro vide a new jail, and they are try ing to get what is needed tor as little money as possible. The man who tills up his space with an article about something of which he knows absolutely nothing is menace to the community, and should have little influence among intelligent people. The county board has not yet decided how much they will spend for the new jail, and will not know till they advertise for the bids. Ask $18,000 More in Bonds The promoters of the Scott City & Northern Railroad which is to run through Russell Springs, have asked the city of Russell Springs, to donate $18,000 more in bond and an election has been called in that city for that purpose. It is also rumored that the Company is thinking of changing their route from Winona to Lisbon, a small station a few miles west of Win ona. Oakly Graphic. J. Hj. Kose of Wichita was in Liberal Saturday. . THE BOY GETS A CHANCE Seward County Lad Not Sent To Prison For Fel ony. Howard 8. Lewis was appointed by Judge Pollock in federal court to defend John Eslagher, a 17- year-old boy of Seward county who was charged with breaking into a rural mail box and taking out a letter. The youth plead guilty to the charge, and Judge Pollock was persuaded to give him a sentence to the reform school for boys at Washington instead of sending him to prison. His home is near LiberalWichita Eagle. As the federal court secured conviction, the local warrant for forgery was not served. Catch the opportunity to invest in town lots now. See Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry. ' after the building is completed, A Farming Specia Rock Island Will Run A Train Over this Division Some Time in April The Rock Island will run a farm er's institute train through this section during the latter part of April, the exact dates to be an nounced later. The train is placed at the disposal of the International Dry Farming Congress and it wil have on board officers of that or ganization, as well as experts who will lecture on the subject of Dry Farming. Announcement of the tour was made in Liberal this week by Alvin T. Steinel, ed itor of the "Southwest Trail", the farm magazine published by the company. Mr. Steinel was here to enlist the aid of the business men in getting out a good attend ance at the lectures, which are to be given on the train. The object of the tour is to ac quaint the farmers' with the plans of the International Dry Farming Congress, which meets in Colo rado Springs the week of October 16th, and to preach the gospel of drouth resistant crops and diver sified farming. The tour is under the direction of Prof. H. M. Cott rell, commissioner of Agriculture for the Rock Island, who was, for some time, director of farmer's in stitutes for the Kansas Agricul tural College, and is thoroughly posted on the conditions in this section. me date and hour or arriya will be published in time to give the public sufficient notice. The lectures will not be for farmers alone, but men, women and chil dren from town and country wil be expected to attend. Costs but little, but worth much. Liberal town lots. Let Elkaesfer, Woods & Henry explain. New Closing Order The new Sunday closing order issued by the Postal department goes into ettect on April 2nd. The order here will only prohibit the sale of stamps on Sunday. The general delivery window will be open as usual next Sunday. Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry are selling town lots that will make you money. ' Preacher Commits Suicide Cimarron, March 25. Rev. E. H. Jones, of Garden City. Sunday School missionary for Southwest ern Kansas, committed suicide at the Cleveland hotel yesterday. He was a minister of the Presbyterian church and well known over West ern Kansas. No motive is known for the deed, but letters in the possession of the coroner may give some light. Mr. Jones was here in August, 1910, and addressed the Sunday School convention at the Baptist church, being a guest at the T. H. Kirkpatrick home while in Lib eral. . Many Liberal people were led to doubt Rev. Jones' sanity at that time. 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 plea.se return to this office or Mrs. C. E. Hancock.- To The Royal Neighbors The Royal Neighbors are re quested to meet at the residence of J. E. Mann on East 8th street on Thursday evening, April 13th at 8 o'clock. Get a town- lot now, of Ellsaes ser, Wooods A Henry. A Practical Joke. About a week ago, Lee Larra bee took a handfull of dust he had gathered up in the corner of a box car to the offce of Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry. He told them it was taken from a well on his place east of town, and asked them if it did not look like gold. Chas. Ell saesser became very much inter ested in the dirt and wanted to buy in with Lee on the land and work it!' for gold. While the others were, talking about it, Chas. sent a sample of the alleged ore to the chemistry department of the State University, and asked for an anal ysis. It came back and fell into the hands of Ollie Woods and Don Henry, who told Lee about it. Then the fellows got Chas. to put up $5 for an assay of the ore. Friday, after a long discussion be tween the two principals and John Baughman, they decided to let a number of fellows in on the mine, and they all went into the real estate office where a number of fellows gathered. Then they gave Chas. Ellsaesser the letter from the State University to read to the crowd. Chas. read it aloud and discovered in the course of reading it that there was no gold in the ore, nor anything else of value. The boys brought in a box of cigars and a sack of oranges which they had bought with the fife Charles had put up for the essay of the ore. The fellows are still asking Charles about the div idends of his Seward county gold mine. Obituary Abraham S. Long, born in Lick jn.pr county, Ohio, November ICth lsb5, died in Dalhart of acute Nephritis, Thursday, March 23, 1911, at 12:30 o'clock p. m. So reads the time limits of a life that is no more. And when men said yesterday, "Abe is dead" they spoke low and tears sprang un bidden to a thousand eyes, and grief was in the hearts of all who had ever known him. He came west with the exten sion of the Rock Island railway as an engineer and becams a citizen here at the foundation of the town and has resided here and held a passenger run on the road evei since that time. ' And during his residence here, the life he has lived, the character he bore that shone in bis every deed made him friends of the sort that loved him for the nobility of his manhood. A truer man, nobler in his purposes and more patient in the midst of trials, higher in his ideals and purer in his heart than Abraham S. Long never lived. To the sorrowing relatives and grief stricken friends The Texan can say no word of comfort, for we, too, have lost in him a friend and a brother tried and true, and yet his memory is a precious treas ure. To have known him is to have been made better ) y his in fluence, for in his Christian life he walked' in the footsteps of his Master and the pathway has led, through life, and through the gates of death to the sinless, painless City of God. To his children he left the legacy of a life that will forever honor them and a name that as stood for all that royal manhood means. and an example that will help them to so live that after awhile, and that not long, the family cir cle will meet again unbroken on the beautiful shore. The funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church tomorrow afternoon at 3:30, under the aus pices of the Masonic Lodge, Rev. W. L. Williamson officiating. The body will be laid to rest in the Dalhart cemetery with the hallow ed rites of Masonry. The Dalhart Texan. WHO ARE YOU VOTING FOR? Much responsibility will rest on the next set of City officers. Vote for the men you think best fitted for the offices Citizens Ticket Mayor, Dr. R. T. Nichols Councilmen, A. K. Stoufer J. E. George Chas. Summers Tom Smith P.J.Craig Police Judge, Had Lane There will be plenty of biir thines for the next council Uo deal with, and it will take men accustomed to big affairs to handle them well. The heaviest property holders of the town can not afford to take a single chance with the future welfaie of the town. The ran- didates of the Citizens ticket have the things we want here in Liberal, able, lhe .Progressives have not the way of public improvement. Ticket. 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 full share 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 the consideration of every fair minded CiXizen of Liberal. First: We believe in an aggressive and progressive-Government, 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 Qouncil meeting should be published. Seventh: We favor the enactment of new ordinances tend ing to promote the general wellfare 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 t " "... i V 4 v ; k 4 i - ' I ( Progressive Ticket Mayor, Paul W. Light Councilmen, M. II. Scandrett A. Shumate D. L. Longnecker L. D. Weidensaul Chas. Ellsaesser Police Judge, N. L. Falls pledged their word to wort for and their integrity is unquestion pledged themselves for anything in Head the platform of the Citizens R. T. NICHOLS J. E. GEORGE P. A. CRAIG THOS. J. SMITH ABE K. STOUFER H. W. LANE CHAS. SUMMERS Hear Prof. McKeever at the Opera House Saturday, 4 April 1st The Best of the Season - . ON W. 2ND ST.