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ilLL - . iii3 JVLA3-TviAi Sudcessor toThk Liberal Independent" Vol. 4. No. 52 LiberfJ, Seward County, Kansas, Friday, April 28, 1911 $1.50 Per Year Si HEAVY DOCKET lh Court Ha Been in Session : r Here, for Over a Week i Probably the most interesting i case on the docket was the case of M State of Kansas vs J. E, Miller. Exmayor Miller was charged with v' selling adnletrated milk on three -. counts and with violating the state 4 dairy law on one count. His de fense was that he did not sell the ' a milk, but thaji his 'wife, who now resides in Colorado, had exclusive charge ot the dairy business here . after January 1, 1911. It was ' also claimed by the defense that 'A the information charged that the ,. milk was sold to H. G. Staples. The testimony showed the sales - were made to Staples , & Quails, 4 who owned the Annex Cafe. It V was brought out in the testimony Q that Roy Davis who worked at the Miller home for bis board and room, had seen Mrs. Miller pour water in the milk. The tests show i ed that the milk in question was adulterated by the addition of from 27 per cent to 33 per cent in 5 the three samples tested. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty , on all four counts in 45 minutes. 1 The defense mado a motion tor a is new trial which was over-ruled. -In passing sentence upon J. E. Miller, Judge Thompson said: . . .. "Mr.-Miller, in my judgment, 2 the legislature has been too lenient iff fixing the penalty in cases of this character. A man convicted ' of adulterating and selling adulter ; ed milk should be placed in a lower ! class than even the fellow who sells Z intoxicating liquor; and the pcn i ally therefor should be greater'in K stead of less; for the reason that , in the sales of liquor the purchas er er knows what he is. getting and .r no ouo is especially injured except him, while sales of adulterated "j milk go into the homes of unsus ;. pecting people,' and may cause even i death to those who drink it. This i seems to be an extremely aggra i vated case. A crime commited by i an intellegent person, in high posi- .. tion in life where the public bad ' the least reason to suspect it; and rom a purely mercenary , motive ! without any excuse therefor. You 4 were in fair financial circumstances, i the mayor of this city, occupying jj a position of honor and trust, and i whom the people had a right to j . expect would not only observe the 5 laws yourself, but enforce them t against all violators. - "The proof in the case is con ! elusive. The weak and unmanly I attempted explanation in trying to .j shift the crime upon your wife is . repulsive to all decent people. Owing to the nature of the crime, and the apparent brazeness in en 'deavoring to evade it; and as an example to the public that matters i - of this kind can not, take place : jwithoyt severe punishment, it is j v. my duty to -assess about as' high a . penalty-as the law in its extreme -f leniency allows. y "It is therefore the judgment of i the Court that you pay a fine of 1 $1.00 on each of the four counts i of which you have been convicted, i making a total of $400., and the --costs of this action, and that you .-. stand, committed to the county .jail of Seward County until the fine ; -' and costs are fully paid." The case of Stout vs Bolin which resulted in a hung jury at the last term cf,the district court came to 1 trial Monday. This was for re- ' covery for purchase price of a bunch of cattle. The jury award ed the verdict toW. C. Stout of . Arkalon, and gave him $500 and the costs of the action will fall on . Jr. R. Bolin. ' (Continued on. pace 4) -S;U:GglES&FXIl&!ftY? Some ouo said to us rpeently: "You people are considered among the most successful merohants In this section of the country. What Is. Hur secret of success, since so many fall?" Our an swer was this: "Quality Mebohandim" which we back to the limit. Work like Blazes and Advertise." Advanced Styles; In Footwear jHere's one you must surely see and try on. You have no idea How handsome and. Stylish this six-strap san dal is until you try ft on. It's made entirely of the best patent leather with a silk corded how. Ask to . sea it, surely. ' In fact, our whole line of QXfQAS are unusually handsome, this season. Our line covers a wide range o i styles and leathers. Come and see them. TELL TOUR NEIGHBOR ' ' PRICB 14.00 Accidently Killed Howard Cassidy, aged about' 50 years was instantly killed last Thursday afternoon at the farm of G. W. Hill, who lives near Lorena. Mr. Cassidy was helping pull a pump, and they had rigged a lever to pull it with. The lever, a piece of two inch pipe, about 20' feet long, slipped, struck Mr. Cassidy in the forehead, killing him "in stantly. He-was widely and favor ably known in that part of the country, and a host of friends join us in extending sympathy, to the . relatives in their hour of trouble. Mr. . Cassidy leaves a wife, three children and a sister to mourn his loss. The next sales day in Liberal is Saturday, May 6. Warren Keene of Uuvmon was in town last week transacting busi ness. ' The city council at Fowler has recently ordered 8,000 gallons of crude oil for the streets of the town. The oil to be used is a mixture of crude oil and asphal tum, prepared especially for street and road work. Sen. John L. Caldwell of Ft. Scott returned to his home Sunday after a rather strenuous week in court here. The Senator proved himself to be a very able lawyer, and a number of people went to the court room to hear him plead. Mr. Caldwell is a good Democrat and made a number of friends here in his stay of a week. . He paid a nice compliment to our court here, in saying that it was one of the best before which he had ever practised. This coming as it does from one of the best criminal lawyers in the state, is quite a boost for Judge Thompson. CALL PHONE 266 FOR TAILORING, CLEANING r ' : Successful Clothing Clothes may not make"'"nian1v but they " make him mighty proud that he Is ona. Stti lint Cloth make you feel better because' they are better. , . 915 to S27.50 ; Thirty-Three Years of Successful Merchandising Liberal, Kansas Ruvmon Oklahoma , Dalhart, Txa''S Artesian Water A second i artesian well ftas brought in near RichBold last week at a depth of 580 feet. The flow of water is said to be as strong as that in the first well. It is said that many who haye drilled for ar tesian water have lost the benefit of the flow by failing to case 'off the sheet water. When they fail to do this, the artesian water comes up to the sheet water and spreads out on that: strata and often fails to appear at' the surface of the ground. J. J. .Fadden- was in. " town on business last-week. f Miss' May Nortori of Tyrone vis ited her brother here last week. -Write to R. Vfi Dickerson at Liberal," it yoii want an auctioneer. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Gorman of Plains came ud Sunday an No. 1, for a, short visit t with John W. Banghman and wife. , ; Thoroughbred Buff -Plymouth $4.50 per 100 iggs. . Inquire of A. F. Lutes, R. R. 4.. 4-28-4 t p Lost ?A yellow puppy 4. months old, half Shepherd and half Scotch Collie, natned Dapreward. Phone 262 or write Dr. E. J. Pel lette. : While they- lastFine ."Snaps' in Liberal Town- Lots. ,! ' Ensaesser,' Woods A Henry. , Clyde West has severed his con nections with the Palace Drug Co., and will soon leave tBacklin. Mr. M. T-Coon, of rGirard, -succeeds him as registered pharmacist. Mr. West has proven himself a perfect gentleman, a competent'' pharma cist, and agood'eitizen.' We- are sorry to lose him-(from -Backlin. Bucklin Banner . j r 1 B T i i yuuiniwu. put uuuua, inuti " i ' The Mill Tax . The alumni of the University of Kansas have invited the alumni' of the State Agricultural School and the titate Normal ' School to co operate with them in working' for a permanent source of income for the state school of . higher educa tion, in the form of a mill tax. . I At a 'meeting of University alumni held in Kansas City last week it was decided to push the campaign for a mill tax with vigor. ' The ad vantages claimed for that form i of support for the schools is i that it costs no more than is spent on the institution at present ' and at the same time affords a fixed basis1 of income on which the regents of the schools may depend when arrang ing the instruction given. . The present method of depending Ion legislative appropriations intro duces uncertainty into the ' situa tion and causes a waste of valu able time which the heads of the schools must spend in explaining to the legislature the need of their institutions. ', Driller Engaged, j ; John Kelly, R. W. Crawford and E. V. Joslin ,of . Hugoton, have returned from a trip to sev eral of the artesian districts in New Mexico and Colorado.' The result of their trip was . that, they engaged the services of John Luk ens, an experienced driller to come to Hugoton and drill the well there for Stevens county. The work will be started as soon as the out fit can be loaded and shipped. For good furniture, milch cows etc.vcome to Liberal on salesday." r The best money makers in Lib eral are Liberal Town Lota. Buy now before it is too late. , Ellsaes ser, Woods ft Henry will tell yon all about them. : GOOD MEETING The Dry Farming Meetings ' Here Were Attended .' by Farmers The Dry Farming Special arrif ed in , Liberal last Thursday eve ning at six o'clock. A number of Hutchinson and Topeke boosters came in on No. 1,' and were driven about the town in the afternoon. In the evening, the hall was crowd ed with farmers from five counties who came to hear the experts dis cuss dry farming. The' meeting was opened by John Boles, Pres ident of the local Farmer's Insti tute. II. M, Cottrell, thq agricul tural . commissioner of the Rock Island was the first to speak in the evening. He ' advocated the use of the sub-surface packer for this section of the' state. It will leave the surface of the ground covered with clods, and will prevent the soil (rom blowing. He also told of the Spanish peanuts, now being extensively raised in southern Ok lahoma. This crop will grow well in this climate, and when a dry spell comes on the plant will shriv el up, but not die.; The first rain will revive it. The nuts are used as hog food, and have proven to be great fat producers. The folage of the plant makes a fine hay for cattle and horses. The feeding of peanuts gives the pork a peculiar and excellent flavor, which makes the pork fattened in this manner the most desirable on the market, It has been shown that the product of an acre of this cropiwill produce 1042 lbs. of pork. Mr. Cottrell advised the use of peanuts as food for porkers, and also advised that feeding be fiinished out with milo maze. W. D. Ross, State High School inspector of Topeka,' made plea for special training in the schools, and advocated special industrial train ing in the public schools. He be lieves that manual training or in dustrial training could and should be made a part of the high school study. He further advocates Start S IT NCfWW: CROSS :TBEJ AWEESITY 1 SANK ACWWT' A. D. Brown, President of the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co., St. Louis and Boston, clerked when he was a boy.4) He saved his money. ' He bought an' interest in his old employer store. He is now worth over 10 millions. Thousands of men work for him. j Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. Deposits Guaranteed by the Guaranty Fund of the State of. Kansas ' CITIZENS STATE BANK ; Liberal, Kansas THOS. L.HIOOINBOTHAM.M.D. Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat MILLER BUILDING LIBERAL, KANSAS AND PRESSING special training for the ' farmers. J.W. Longstreth of the U. S. Department of Agriculture made a brief talk on irrigation He be leieves that all the scources of ir rigation possible should be utilized. While he did not dwell at length on the subject, his talk was very interesting,-and brought a new idea to the members of the aud ience. ' ' . ' Mrs. Lee Monroe of -Topeka, made a short talk on- making' the farmer's wife a fall partner in the business of the farm.' She believes that the wife should have a real share in the farm and the business of conducting it. She should have a part of the proceeds, and should take an active pari in the respon sibilities of the management of the place. Mrs. Monroe is the wife of Judge Monroe of. Topeka. She is a prominent Kansas club woman and is greatly interested in the problems of civic improvement. She also addressed the local Club in the afternoon at the court house. During the evening, music . was dispensed by the orchestra from the Pan-Handle Institute at Good well. Prof. Black and son were with the party. On Friday morning, Mr Cottrell and part of the party drove to Tyrone, to conduct a meeting. About seven hundred pupils in the City schools and the high school lined ud and marched to the cars. The special train was packed. At noon, the special left town with all on board. The meeting here was a success from every point of view. Dur ing the afternoon of the first day, farmers and business men were presented with ribbons bearing the words "Better Farming." .'The visitors were shown every possible courtesy, and all of the.n seemed to appreciate it. On every side, comments on the town and people were heard. It . makes no . difference what kind of a town lot you want, bus iness or residonce, you" can have your choice at Ellsaesser, Woods & Henry's Town Lot Headquart ers. STREAM. FnJ a 1 5rvTilrS'