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"Successor to The Doeral Independent" Vol. 4. No. 51 Liberal, Seward County, Ka&SjV, Friday, April 21, 1911 $1.50 Per Year Democrats Won Tuesday, afternoon, Judge Thompson, E. H. Faxon of Gar den City, T. W. Hubbard and the editor "of the Democrat were the guests of J. W. Baughman on a drive to Tyrone. Near that . town the car began acting badly, and wa9 taken, to the garage there for repairs. The trouble delayed the party for several hours. After some discussion on the relative merits of the two parties, the Democrats, Judge Thompson and C. G. Eddy challenged the Re publicans to three games of horse shoes to decide whether the Re publican or Democrat party was the more powerful. The first game went to the Republicans by a large score. In the second game with the score 17 to 11, the Judge threw a ringer. The editor fol lowed with another, retiring the side with' a game score of one and one. The third and deciding game of the contest was bitterly fought from start to finish. The Judge had removed his coat and waa recklessly disarranging his fancy waist coat and neck tie, in an endeavor to get the editor to take a lead over Faxon. In the meantime, Hubbard was exhort ing Faxon with tales of "how we used to do it over in Stevens coun ty". More than once the court was obliged to get down on his hands and knees with a straw to convince Hubbard of a close de cision. The game ran along 9-9, 12-12. 17-16 in favor of the Re publicans when the town boys re covered themselves with a mighty effort, tied the score at 20-20. It was the Republicans first throw. Hubbard laid' one of the shoes "witfcia three inches oi the stake. The Judge gathered himself to gether, re-arranged his necktie, and adjusted his glasses. Taking .careful aim he threw the first shoe. The cork did not strike soft ground and it rolled four feet away from the stake. The second trial was made after a cool survey of the situation. . Knowing that the fate of the party depended on that shoe the Judge took more pains and landed the shoe within an inch of the stake. He was so elated over the victory that he did not wait for the car to be repaired, but catching the local freight came back to relate the story t admir ing and appreciative friends. Fax on has pledged himself to support Judge Thompson for governor in 1912, and there now seems little ground for future dispute on poli tics at least in Garden City. At a meeting of the City Coun cil Tuesday evening, John T. Gray was appointed as City Marshall. . The best money makers in Lib eral are Liberal Town Lots. Buy now before it is too late. Ellsaes ser, Woods & Henry will tell you all about them. A Postal Card From Outside Towns Will Bring Us Steam Cleaning French Dry Cleaning Pressing and Repairing Establishment ) In Connection Hoppe & Dodd Practical Tailors, Cut ters and Fitters Phone 363 Liberal f THEY'RE STILL BETTER STUFF YES "BETTER STUFF A gentleman came into our store recently and after pur chasing a nice bill of QUALITY merchandise, said: "I've traded with you people for 23 years and somehow I've got it in my head that stuff I get here is ju9t a little better than anywhere else." We can give you names of a number of 20 year customers. Why? Quality Firit, Lait and Always Men's Sterling Suits are made of "BETTER STUFF' They stand the test. $15.00 to $27.50. Edwin Clapp and Douglas Shoes are made of "BETTER STUFF" Most people Know it, so should you. Douglas Shoes 12.00 to $5.00 Edwin Clapp Shoes $6.00, $0.50 Men's Summer Underwear -BETTER STUFF" We have it from A. to Z. Don't forget our B. V. D. Un derwear at $1.00 a suit Thirty-Three Quit a lot of people are in town attending court. J. E. George took 600 cattle to Barber county this morning. Earnest Adams is the new cash ier and bookkeeper at the Econ omy. Attorney W. H. Brown of Sy racuse, is in town on legal bus iness. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McLaughlin of Osage City are in town attend ing court. George Williams formerly edit or of the La Kemp Mirror was in town Tuesday on business. Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Williamson of Dalhart stopped here Tuesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Gene Jarrett. They are on their honeymoon trip, and went from, here to California. f Fine Tailor ing, Altera tions of Ladles' and Gentlemen's Garments by Skilled Mechanics Kansas Carson Block If I THE BUSINESS ATPEARCE'SSUITORIUfl. 1ST QUALITY ''JggteB J-'.'' If ' ft' "'I MMW' lima ?,r.Rv.f.u.rE.?.8r Clothing, Years of Successful Merchandising Liberal, Kansas Guymon, Oklahoma Dalhart. Texas ' jgSSiil. Attorney W. F. Lilleston of Wichita is here attending court this week. E. J. Thayer is in Tyrone this week in charge of the bank there while Guy Speakman is away at the bedside of his mother. Joe Buckland has giveu up his position at the Economy and is now working in the tin shop at the Blake Hardware store. A. E. Asher, G. H. Welch, A. L Sponsler, J. E. Conklin and J. S. George from Hutchinson came in On No. 1 today to meet the Dry Farming Special. Sen. J. L. Caldwell of Ft Scott i. here this week assisting county attorney Commons in the prosecu tion of a number of criminal cases. Sen. Caldwell was the democratic candidate for congress in the sec ond district last fall. R. II. Faxon, editor - of the Garden City Telegram came in with Judge Thompson from Hugo ton Tuesday evening. He has been writing a series of articles on southwestern Kansas for several daily papers, and accompanied the Judge on this trip around the cir cuit. It has been rumored that Mr. Faxon would be the next can didate fo- congress from this dist rict, but he refused to seriously discuss the matter here. He is a good newspaper man and has given this section some excellent adver tising. Two Special Services George E. Lyon, State Superin tendent of Kansas Missions, will preach at the Christian church Sun day morning and at the city hall in the evening at 8 o'clock. You are cordially invited. . Dry Goods, Shoes Some good work has t been done lately on the roads south and west of town. A rain is needed now to settle the new graded roads. 5 BETTER 0C sum r:LL HE GOT if ft, III ft SICK I If ' I TO HAVE YOUR MONEY IN THE BANK fflnndtfJod? You can take care of yourself when you get sick if you have money in our bank. Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. ' . Deposits Guaranteed by the Guaranty Fund of the State of Kansas CITIZENS STATE BANK Liberal, Kansas THOS. L. HICCINBOTHAM, M.D. Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat MILLER BUILDING LIBERAL, KANSAS NEW BUILDING OPENED Music and Souvenirs Made it a Pleasant Affair Visitors Promised to Come Back. The new Miller building was officially opened last Friday even ing and invitions were issued in the name of the business firms of the building to the people of the town asking them to come and visit the new building. No goods were sold after 7 o'clock, and 800 people came just to look. Chas. Taylor, whose drug store occupies the south room on the ground floor, engaged Prof. Von. Prosky of Meade and several mem- y. THE NEW $50,000.00 bers of his orchesira. The fixtures in the drug store are all new, and are finished in weathered oak. A splendid feature of the drug store is the phonograph room. The orchestra waa situated in this new department throughout the even ing The guests were also asked to visit the fountain and cigar case, which were open for tfce evening, to the guests. A small bottle of perfume was given to the ladies as a souvenir. Itoscoe Morrell the Clothier and C. S. Jarrett together had the en tire Liberal band, under the direct- NO DOCTORS, 'J 01 f i illy IY1 I DOOR IV. BAKERY. PHONE 2C6 ion of Mr. P. H. Padden. The band played during the entire eve ning, and as this was the first ap pearance of the new organization, it was greeted with some expect ancy. The band did very well and will be one of the best in this part of the state' if they hang together. Mr. Jarrett has a new set of fix tures, which in the new location, give his store a delightful appear ance, and displays his large stock to a great advantage. Mr. Mor- MILLER BUILDING rell is also delighted with his new quarters, and for the first time since he has been in town, has a chance to show the up-to-date line of clothing and men's furnishings he is carrying in stock. These two progressive merchants had five hundred carnations with dain ty cards attached as souvenirs for their visitors. Of course there were several hundred more visit ors than they had expected, and the carnations didn't near go a round, but the late comers were well treated, and enjoyed being showed through the new appart ments. A number of the offices on the second floor of the building were open. Attorneys F. A. McCoy and C. It. Commons together have a suite of three rooms in iront on the south side. They use a recep tion room together, and have priv ate rooms opening off from the reception room. O. W. Sawyer has the next suite of two rooms, a general land office, and a consul tation room. Dr. T. L. Higgin botham has a reception room, con sultation room and operating room. Dr. T. A. Jones has a suite of rooms arranged the same as those of Dr. Higginbotham. Dr. II. V. Cason has the front rooms on the north side of the hall. He has them well marked with at tractive signs and elegantly furn ished. His suite of rooms con sists of a reception room, oper ating room and labratory. Frank Nason has the next suite, consist ing of three rooms. Dr. J.. S. Miller has recently moved his of fice from the Ward building to a suite of rooms in the new building. He will have an operating room, a reception room and a labratory. The new block is well built, thoroughly modern, and is well finished. The occupants have spared neither pains nor money in making this one of the most at tractive places in town. The stores and offices are well finished and furnished, and would be a credit to any town in the state. It makes no difference what kind of a town lot you want, bus iness or residence, you can have your choice at Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry's Town Lot Headquart ers. .