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M We keep on hand a complete line of Fruit, Vegetables, Flour and Feed. Fresh goods arriving all the time. For good things to eat see ZELL Opposite Blake & Son Hardware Co. y J. E. Gkorge, Pres. L. A. Etzold, Vice Pres. 0. E. Woods, Cashier First National Bank Capital ,- - - - $25,000 Sum us and Fro fits $25,UUU ! Now is the time to begin to get ready for spring work. Look oyer your har ness and when you bring it in remember that the best place for harness repairs is C. W. KIGHT Opposite Blake & Son Hardware Store. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 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. I. & P. Railway. OOOO00O0OCX0OOOOO0O0O0O0O000CKXXXX)0O0OOO0OO0OOOOOOOO0 OOOOOOOOCKiOOOOCXXXiOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC ? - C. M. WATERS S. W. SMITH The Waters AbStrflCt ComPhny Complete Abstracts of Title to all Lands and Town Lots in Seward Co. Office over Citizens State Bank. Phone 2U Liberal, Kansas OOCXXXXXXXXXXXXJOOCKXXXXXXW THE NEW WAY OF SMOKING MEAT s By applying two COatg Of WRIGHT'S CONDENSED SMOK1S directly to the meat with a brush after the meat has gone througn tne salt. It win De morougmy nironea, wm nave delirious flavor and will keep solid and sweet and free from Insects through the entire summer. . Wright's Condensed Smoko l k llnuld smoke and contains nothing except what Is obtained by burning hickory wood. It la put up in square quart bottles only, each with a metal Cap, jNaVEitl BHJLiU in XJUL.rv, n. uumo will nimina n uttimi ui uittu, (2S0 lbs.). For sale by all dniRglsts at 75c. Every bottle guaranteed. Ask druggist for FREE BOOK, "The New Way." Be sure to get the genuine WRIGHT'S CONDENSED SMOKB. Made Only by v THE E. H. WRICHT CO., Ltd., Kansas City, Mo. T GEO. S. SMITH & BRO. For Bargains in Land Write to Gardner & Shinklc, Liberal, Kans. DEMOCRAT, PER YEAR County School News. Come, let vs Hoe for our children. Dear friends, passing through this world, Here's a proverb you should know. It will make your Journey sweeter "Build your heaven an you go." Heaven begins by doing right Not In some dim distant start Live today In saintly wine; Heaven about you where you are. " . I love little children, and it is not a slight thing when they, who are fresh from God, love us. Come, let us live for the children. Let us learn to be as pure and full of faith as they are YOU WILL NEVEll BK SOBRY For having a Rood life. For doimr your level best. For looking before leaping. For hearing before judging. For thinking before speaking For being kind to all. Mr. Hancock, accompanied by a friend, called to see about the annu al school meeting Thursday of last week. Like many other clerks in our county he could, hardly believe that the AnnuafMeetlng was the second Friday In April. We would be pleased if the voters of Seward county would accept the suggestion of the stat9 superinten dent and vote to' have their schools begin the second Monday In Septem ber. We would have no trouble then with our monthly reports and bi monthly examinations. All could be given at the same time. "I punished you merely to show my love foryou," said the teacher. "Tha-at's a-all r-rlght" sobbed the little fellow, "It's a g-good th-thlng I aim b-big enough to ret-turn your l-love." -- , . Mrs. B. F. Brown made us a short call Thursday. She says that district 13 is ' thinking of building a new school house rid keeping the old one to use If necessary. This sod school house has given the district good ser vice and will probably hold together till this school term is finished and afford a "place for Sunday School and church services until the new build ing Is completed. This district is able to have a good school house. Mr. Odneal was In to see us last week. He also is interested in the new school house. Don't forget that the annual school meeting is April 14th, 11)11. All the voters In the district shotlld be pres ent at this meeting and vote to have one of the best schools In the county this coming school year. Remember each district must vote seven months of school and as many more months as- they wish. Vote enough money to run your school so that you have a little left in the treasury, rather than have to borrow in order to fin. Ish out the school or have the teach er discount her warrants to get her pay. It Is really cheaper for the dis trict to be always just a little ahead financially. The state will help the weak districts this year and will also help the county so that each district may have a seven months terra at least and have their school taught by a well qualified teacher. - The teachers of Sewrrd county met in the office of the county superin tendent last Saturday morning and reviewed the last chapters of "The School And Its Life". All vof the teachers have thoroughly enjoyed this book and because of the study of It they will make better teachers. Here are some of the thoughts: ' "The work of the teacher Is spirit ual, his difficulties have to do with minds, and hence they are to be re-' moved oniy by spiritual means.,, "The right attitude toward the pupil and toward his work is the key to the higher success of the teacher. Ills work Is to help each child under his control to make the most of himself.". 'Recognize always the superiority of the home and its sacredness, and under no condition weaken the au tliorlty of the parents." , "A 'good school is a spiritual union of teacher and pupil." The other reading circle book adopted by the state is "Elements of Agriculture. " We very nearlv com pletcd a review of this book and alt the teachers liked it. Prof. Fulton read a paper to us that was thorough lv enjoyed by all. The teachers pres ent requested Its pullcation, but Prof. Fulton modestly asks us not to do so as it does not come up to his ideal of a paper on Farm Life. We hardly know whose request to comply with, so will take the matter under advise ment. The following are the names of the teachers of Seward county who purchased the reading circle books adopted and requested by the state: Prof. Rlndom, Clara Chlldears, Nor Shaw, Chas. Dunlap, Mrs. Anderson, Jessie Jordan, Gertrude Andrews, Lot tie Henllne, Mrs. Sllger, A. B. Full' mer, Frank Swlnk, Grace Gleason, Mrs. DeCrow, William Rusco. Mrt. P. II. Dav, Clara Hesse, Alpha Davis, Estella Wells, Vlvla Jones, Rhoda Rosel, Amy Bowles, Florence Mq- Gregur and Emma Jaqulns. Saturday afternoon the Spelling contest was held at the city hall. Twenty-three took part In the con test for grades 5 and 6. They were Harvey Burns, district 26; Frances and Wlllard llarnden, dist- trlct 27; Flossie Nix, Ethel Cain and Erma Walker, district 4; Delia Jester and Ben Richardson, district 10; Willie and Lu Orth, district 11; Forest Franklin, district 9; Fern Murphy, and Marguerite liar- gadlne, district 22; Claude Davis and Elijah Wright, district 14; Cecil and Ethel Davis, east school of district 2; Olive Lemons, district 24; Cecil Pearce, Rose George and Har ry Romer, Liberal schools; Gladys Hubbard and Freda Turner, district 22. Beginning at page 49, John Boles gave out the words to the class. Each contestant remained In the contest until they had missed theek words. Little by little the class grew smaller until all were down except Gladys Hubbard, Erma Walker and Cecil Pearce. These three spelled against each other for more than half an hour. At last the little girls went down and left Cecil the winner. lie received the banner for his school for the coming year. As the judges had disagreed on one word missed by Cecil that the prizes should be divided eqally among the threev Ray Mill- man and Carl G. Eddy added $1 to the $5 given . by the Economy and Summers Dry Coods stores and each contestant was given $2. This was satisfactory to the audience as evi denced by their hearty applause. Cecil snowed a manly spirit by agree ing to the division of prizes as sug gested by the judges. Many were the compliments we heard on all sides on the good spelling of these two grades five and six. The coolness and self possession of little Gladys and Erma was remarkable considering their grades and age. Cecil had the self pos session of the winner all through the contest but the little girls sure led him a close call. Cecil is a city pu pil, Gladys Is from district 22 and Erma from district 4. Cecil is the oldest. The pupils who took part In the contest in grades seven eight and nine vfere: Hugh Harding and Clarence Iligglns, district 25; Mildred Harnden, district 27; Harlan Ross, district 4; Grace Bunting and Owen Jester, district 10; Lester Odneal and Alma Jerman, district ltt; . Violet Wilson, district 28; Howard Nelson, district 26; Wilda Davis and Bessie Lofland, district 14; Ralph Erlewlne, east school of dis trict 2; " Harold Sutton, district 2; Ben Thompson, district 7; Butler Wood, district 2. These pupils began to spell on page 115, lesson 150, part III, Prof. Rlndom gave out the words to this class as Mr. Boles had been pronounc ing words for nearly two hours and was very tired. It did not take this class an hour to decide who were winners. Clarence Hlgglns is a pu pil of district No. 25 and he has the honor of being the best speller In the Seward county Spelling contest, hav ing missed not a single word In the contest. He won the banner for his district and received the $3 prize giv en by the Summers & Sons and Econ omy dry goods stores, while Mildred Harnden of district 27 won the $2 prize given by the same firms. We wish to thank the boys and girls for coming and doing their best also the teachers who encouraged them and also the parents, and last but not least the judges-George -A. Smith, Carl G. Eddy and Ray Mill- man who so Kindly helped to make the Seward County Spelling contest success. We also thank Mr. II. Hobble who so graciously and appro priately presented the banners and prizes to the winners. C. E. Woods gave us the use of the city hall for the contest just as he did last year. On behalf of the teachers and pupils of Seward county we wish to thank one and all for their gracious, kindly help. . Come, let us live for our children. Prof. Wm. A. McKeever of the state agricultural college gave the people of Seward county his splendid lecture "A Better Crop of Boys And Girls" at the city hall last Friday evening. Prof. McKeever is doing a work of inestimable value to our boys and girls. It is the sort of work that counts. rxTssnc Notice Commencing March 1st we will give one 16 x 20 enlarged crayon portrait, with every $5.00 or more worth of goods sold at our store at one time. We sell wall paper paint, pictures, frames and mold ings. We do painting, paper hanging and decorating. Brewer&Sutton 2nd door west of . Post Office. at Mow This is the time to plant your garden. Of course good seed is the first requisite. We have a complete line of fresh seeds for your spring garden Enterprise Mercantile Company Phone 8 Better buy town lots now, before they are all gone. Ellsaessser, Woods & Henry. New Furniture i 1 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. v Let U Show Them to You. i : r W. H. FEATHER Liberal - - - Kansas 1 vis uJJ LL Li SA I will offer for public sale at the J. W. Carl place, 2 miles south and 3 miles east of Liberal, on , Tuesday, April If, 1911 Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m. the following property: 9 - Head of Horses - 9 One span of bay mares, wt 1400 pounds each, 9 years old. One span of sorrel mares, wt 1400 pounds each, 8 years old. One gray mare, 10 yrs old, wt 1400, foal by registered horse One span of 2-year:old fillies. One span of yearling fillies FARM IMPLEMENTS 1 Emerson Gang Plow with sod and old-land bottoms, good as new , 1 Emerson Disk Gang, good as new. 1 Good Enough Sulky plow. 1 John Deere 3-section Harrow. 1 New John Deere Lister. 1 Mc- Cormick Header, in good shape. 2 Header Barges. 1 Broomcorn Dump. 1 McCormick Grain Binder. 1 New Superior 14-Disk Drill. 2 good heavy Farm Wagons, one with wide tires. 1 Velie Spring Wagon, new. -2 heavy sets Work Harness. 1 Boy's Saddle and Bridle. HOUSEHOLD GOODS 1 Quarter-Sawed Oak Book Case and Writing Desk, new, cost $25, 2 nice iron bedsteads. 1 stand table. Half a dozen Chairs. 1 Majestic Steel Range, good as new. 1 Gasoline Quick Meal Range, new, I small gas Stove. N 1 Heating Stove. 1 Kitchen Cabinet. FEED AND SEED About 6 or 8 tons of fine cane hay, bound. 10 bushels of cane seed. 10 bushels of millet seed. About 50 bushels of fine broomcorn seed. About 6 Dozen Chickens And other articles too numerous to mention. A FREE LUNCH AT NOON TFRfJIQ On sums over $10, seven months time wilt be , given on notes with approved security bearing 10 per cent interest from date of sale. Sums of $10 and under, cash. 10 per cent discount for cash on sums over $10. Owen Stotts, Owner R. A. WALKER, Auct BERT DUBOIS, Clerk.