County School News.
Can I help another
By some word or deed?
Can I scatter blessings
O'er a soul's sad need?
If I can, then let me
Now, this very day
. Help the one who needs me
On a little way,
The great body of children ought
to pass regularly from one grade to
another without delay at the ages set
down in the course of study, and any
method of any teacher or examina
tion which interferes with this regu
lar progress does more harm than
good. If, cihldren are taught right
they will seldom fail.
We hope the Star Grocery Co., the
John George Grocery Co., the Enter
prise Mercantile, the Eagle Mercan
tile and the Bolin-Hall Milling Co.
will accept our thanks for help for
our cooking school during the nor
mal. We appreciate their kindness
very much. We are also grateful to
Guy Lemonnier for favors during the
normal, also Blake & Son, Mrs. Ault,
Mrs. Macy, Mrs.- Sinclair, Mrs. Had
Lane and Mr. Kellog. They all hop
ed us out, and we are truly grateful.
We hope next year not to make so
much trouble. We also thank dis
trict No. 2 and the school board for
the use of the high school building.
We feel sure that every teacher did
good work in this normal. They were
earnest and faithful and both in
structors were well pleased with the
work done by the members. We hope
tho schools, of our county will show
tills coming year the effects of the
good work done In the normal of 1911.
Twenty-three took the examination
for Teacher's certificates Friday and
Saturday. Of the number seyen were
young men. We were glad to see
this. There is quite a demand in
our county for male teachers and we
wish that more men would enter the
Monday afeernoon we were invited
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Blake
in honor of the birthday of their lit
tle daughter Gladysv Owing to pres
sing work (grading examination pa
pers) we did not gel to the party till
late. What we-lost in time we made
up In fun after we came. We found
the little folks, twenty-two in num
ber, were out on the lawn enjoying
their cream and Miss Kathryn Wright,
Mrs. England, Mrs. Vlckers and Mrs.
Blake were enjoying theirs on the
porch. After partaking of the dell
clous cream and cake we played a few
games with the children and then
went In to see the presents. They
were piettlly arranged on the table,
Some story books, a ring with a
ruby set. Liberal souvenirs, a beauti
ful hand painted autumn landscape
with a gilt frame, a half dozen dainty
little handkerchiefs, some china mugs,
plates, sugar bowls and cream pitch'
ers, a' box of candy, an aluminum
mush and milk set, a glass globe and
gold fish, a necklace, some post card
pictures and some white hair ribbons.
It was a lovely party and we had a
lovely time. Dale Nichols and Jim
Lea took the cake for having a good
One of the questions in the recent
examination wasy "Discuss the topic
uaiancea nations. me answer
given by one of those .who wishes to
teach was "Balanced Rations Is that
part of the brain that balances the
body. Every step taken, every move
made is balanced by this portion of
S. C. Garner who lives In district
13, called Monday to talk over school
matters. He had a pleasant visit
talking over old times with Miss
Uenline who taught school in district
13 in the happy long ago. They re
called many amusing incidents and
we enjoyed the visit very much. -
Mrs. Anna Lowe came to see us
and say goodbye, She attended the
Store Will Close
normal during .July and expects to
get a school in Seward county. She
is a graduate from a school In Min
nesota, has had experience in a Luth
eran school and has taught music for
several years. We sincerely hope that
she may get a school in oiar county
as her work during the normal Indi
cate that she will do good and elll
cledt work in the school room. "All
at it and all the time at it" seems to
be the best motto'. ;
Coming from the high school build
ing where we had been enjoying the
normal institute we found this little
note pinned on our door in the court
house: ' "Sweet Peas from Mareta,
Leona and Lola. We waited a long,
long time for you, but you were so
slow we couldn't wait for you any
longer. We will be back in a few
days. Mareta, Lola, Leona." They
left us two beautiful boquets sweet
peas and sweet Williams. We start
ed these three little maidens in school
and this little remembance of flow
ers touched our hearts, and we hope
that their presence may always carry
joy and sunshine wherever they may
go just as did the beautiful (lowers
they left on our table. We hope to
see them before they leave our city.
Cards from Prof. Stlckel and Miss
Jennie Davy send us greetings from
Turon, Kansas. Friday, July 28th at
12 o'clock noon Prof. Stickel wrote:
"While you are waiting, waiting,
waiting for papers to be handed in
we are waiting, waiting, waiting for
trains to puli In."
There will be another examination
for teacher's certificates August 18th
and lUth at the court house. This is
a special. It is open to anyone who
wants to try for a certificate first or
The highest endowment of the hu
man spirit on the intellectual side Is
the power to think. Education is
noblest when it produces reflective
Judge Grlnstead and Abe K. Stouf
er made this olllce a pleasant call
Monday. We were grading the papers
in Civil Government and we made
use of the Judge's splendid know
ledge of law to help us out. He set
us right on the question: How can
criminals who flee from the United
States to another country be brought
back?" We regret that they could
not have made us a longer visit.
We have received nearly all of the
clerk's reports a few are not yet in5
We hope that they may all be in by
the last of this week. The best thing
about the reports sent in is that they
tally with the reports of the district
treasurers. We will print the treaS'
urers' report so that each district
may see just what has been expended
for education In his district. So far
as we remember from last year the
Arkalon district, district 20, made the
smallest levy for school purposes.
The levy was one-tenth of one mill,
They had nearly enough money left
over from the year before. -Their
loop of the Bock Island railroad en
ables them to. do this.. Her valuation
for 1911 is W55.G20 for 1910 it was
I438,841a gain of $16,779.
Beatrice (Okla.) Items.
We are having fine weather this
week, and the spring crops all look
tine since the rains.
Last Thursday evening we had quite
an electrical storm. Lightning struck
Guy Meredith's house, but no serious
damage was done. Sam War9 had a
horse killed by lightning that even
ing.' Nearly everyone in this vicinity
has finished their threshing. ,
Some of the broomcorn is heading
The school board has secured Miss
Audria Gerkln of Huron, Indiana, to
teach at Bethel this winter. We
f i 1,,Ji,i.lini"'W'M''""",""t'""" -'mlilini -iin'i, u ,;-',t l,,l; ,;i,iliiiili-"''
wish Miss Gerkln much success with
her. school. ', '
. The Baptist people held services at
Bethel last Sunday afternoon. N. A.
Heitschmidt was ordained as deacon.
Thos. Landreth was on the sick list
last Sunday; i ::.
Jerry Hinds and family and J. S.
Wheeiess and family visited at W.
J. Harlow's last Sunday! ;
Mrs! Ella Terrel and children and
Mrs. Koy See of Liberal spent Sun
day at J. J. Porter's. !
B. B. Boydston and family spent
Sunday at A. E. Stephenson's. ) .,' ?
Gertrude and Zula Jones spent Sun
day with Miss Audria Gerkin.
F. B. Potter called at Thos. Lan
dreth's Sunday evening! . '
' 28 miles northwest of Liberal.
Bro. McNeil filled his regular ap
pointment here Sunday morning and
evening and at ., the Seger school
house In the afternoon.
Mrs. P. II. Day and daughter Ruby
left Sunday afternoon for her former
home in Blue Mound, Kansas. She
was called there by the Illness of her
brother. : i .....
W. ,E. Ogborn made a business trip
to Liberal the first of the week. lie
keeps his store well supplied. t
Ed. Beckerdlte's horses that were
so badly crippled up in the runaway
at W. E. Ogborn's were able to be
taken home Friday evening.
Will Schweitzer left last week for a
short visit at his old home.
A. P. Bldenour reports his sheep as
doing nicely. He changed camps on
Bro. McNeil spent Saturday night
with Earl Davis and wife and Sun
day night with A. P. Bldenour and
Mrs. Hoyt went over Sunday and
helped take care of Mrs. Schweitzer,
who has been quite sick, We are glad
to report that Mrs. Schweitzer is
much improved at this time:
Ether Frye, W. W. JVarford, Dick
Bumgardner, C. D. Day, P. H. Day,
C. L. Day and Elbert Allen all went
East Saturday to work awhile.
Evi Smith of Toluca Is staying
with Mrs. Vandeveer while L. G. is
Mrs. Bumgardner visited with Mrs.
Grace Bay is staying with Mrs.
Warford and ohildren while Mr. War-'
ford is away at work. ;
Mrs. Jones arrived from Ford last
Thursday for a short visit with her
sister, Mrs. J. I, Ogborn, and family
We had a splendid rain in this
neighborhood Sunday night.
A number from this neighborhood
attended the ball game Saturday af
Mrs. Frye and children spent Sun-
day with Mrs. Bumgardner and Mrs.
Warford with J. W. Ray and wife.
Earl Davis and wife spent part ot
Monday afternoon at the home of
R. T. Day.' .
P. H. Day and Elbert Allen made
a business trip to Liberal last week.
Mrs. Sloan and Mrs. Buster of the
Obern neighborhood attended ser
vices at Ethelton Snnday.
R. T. Day and wife are having .a
fine visit at their old home in India
na. They report plenty of rain and
good crops there. '
There was an all day meeting and
basket dinner at Rlvervlew school
house Sunday. ' There was a good
crowd present and all enjoved the
Mrs. A. Bailey is visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Ora Conrad.
Chas. Brown and son are plowing
on the place that they have rented
ror ine coming year. .
E. Harrison, Mr. Chatfleld and Mr.
Harliman left for the East Friday to
get work. . i
Warm au3 pleasant at this writ
ing good growing weather.
We are glad to report another
good rain in this vicinity last Sun
day night. This will almost in
sure the early crops.
Marian CarsoD, of the Superior
neighborhood, was visiting in these
parts one day this week.
Mrs. Dicie Freeman's mother,
Mrs. Tucker, is here visiting her.
She resides in Arkansas and this
isherlirst trio west.
Mrs. Janie Brewer and children,
Chester and Myrtle, were out
from Liberal visiting her sister,
Mrs. Freeman, a ew days last
Charley Weir is up and around
after being sick a few days.
Lem Jobson was in town Satur
day on business. x .
' Chas. Faucett was trading at
the county seat Saturday.
John Burger and brother were
in Liberal Saturday.
Messrs. John and Robert Hall
were trading at the county seat
Koy Fleming mingled with the
crowds at the county seat last
i. We notice a good many are pre
paring their wheat ground since
the tine rains.
Charley Faucett is going to sew
a hundred acres in wheat this fall.
There's a paper being circulated
for the purpose of raising funds
to build a Baptist church in district
J. W. Freeman is doiDg a few
days' cultivating this week. 1
Messrs. Weir and Taylor were
visitors at the county seat last
v A. M. and C. T. Barker were in
town last Saturday.
Jody and Allen Jones went to
Liberal the fore part of the week
9J miles east of Hugoton.
Several signs of rain lately, but
no rain to speak of.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox spent
Sunday with Mr. Jackson and
Ernest Linn is visiting home
Elmer and Harvey Holm started
for Fowler Saturday morning.
Chas. Loges and family spent
Sunday with Frank Bernhart and
Oliver Linn had a runaway
Tuesday morning. The mules
scared at a parasol, but only ran a
short distance, as they came up
against a fence. No damage was
done. . . '
. Paul Traver and John Williams
ate Sunday dinner with Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Traver. .
Misses Annie and Katie Kascak
called on Erma Hohn Sunday
Are of Vital
fUR store is a modem Drugstore,
conducted on strictly conscientious ';
PURE FRESH DRUGS
, and everything pertaining to a strictly ;
up-to-date drug store. . ; : "
The Prescription Department
of this establishment stands for quality
and reliability. You can always find the
oldest, newest and rarest pharmaceutical
preparations in stock. , '
If your doctor prescribes it
WE HAVE IT-
CHAS. TAYLOR a CO.
Phone 107 Liberal, Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Traver
attended the tent meeting at Hugo
1 Mrs. Ida Sessler "and son. Lee,
spent Sunday at the W . E. Wil
Quite a number from here are
expecting to go to Hugoton Fri
dry, the 4th, it being emancipation
Mrs. B. M. Peck and son re
turned Sunday night from Wichita
where they had been with Mr.
Peck who is convalescent in a
sanitarium. His condition is great
ly improved and he is expected
home the last of the week.
The Economy store is crowded
with bargain Gnders not bargain
hunters this week.
Mr. C. O. Grounds, of Hooker,
was in Liberal Monday on busi
ness. Sugar Plain Item.
12 miles southeast of Hiiiroi.ml
Plenty of rain at pret.t-.it. (
Crops are looking better.
Elvin Carr and part of his fam
ily started to Fowler Ks. last
Wednesday to visit with his broth
er and sister Reece .and Martha
Carr at that place.
J. DeCamp is at home once
more for a while his wife is at
-YOU GET IT
Lon DeCamps yet, she is some
better at present. . .
Cora Hockett and Nora Menden
hall were shopping, in Hugoton
They had good success in their
tent meeting at Hugoton at last
report there had been 46 converts.
N. Rick in Fowler on business
Mable Hoskins with Marion
Overton of Fowler was in this
neighborhood visiting last week
they returned home last Friday,
Ordinance No. 118.
(First published the 21st day of July, 1911.)
An Ordinance for the vacation of certain
tracts of land platted as alleys, as shown by
the Orliflnal I'lat of the City of Liberal.
K ansa, on petition and notice.
He It ordained by the Mayor and City Coun
cil of the City of Liberal, Seward County.
State of Kansas:
Section I; Tnat It Is hereby ordered that
the follow In tract of land and the same Is
hereby ordered as vacated as a public alley,
to-wlt: A tract described as commencing at
the southeast corner of Lot 10, In Block IS, In
the original Town, now City of Lllieral. In
Heward County, State of Kansas, and running
thence west 140 feet alontr the south side of
said Lot 10. thence south 20 feet, thence east
140 feet, thence north 20 feet to the place of
Section 2. That It Is hereby ordered that
the following tract of land and the same Is
hereby ordered as vacated as a public alley,
to-wlt: A tract described as commencing at
the northwest corner of Lot No, 11, in Block
No. la. In the original Town now City of
Liberal, Heward County. State of Kansas,
and running thence south 130 feet, thence
west 15 feet, thence north 130 feet, thence
east IS feet to the place of beginning.
Section 3. That all ordinances and parts of
ordinances In conlllct herewith are and the
same are hereby repealed.
That this ordinance shall be In full force
and effect on and after lis passage and o
provalbythe Mayor and its first publication
In the Liberal News and Liberal Ix-nv,-,.,
two legal newspapers.
Approved by me this 19th day of Jnly, lull.
ft"0, i , T. NICHOLS, Miyor J"
Attest: Jennie Karau, City Clerk,
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