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Wichita Falls Railway May Really Come. Continued from Page 1 The following letter was receiv ed Thursday from Frank Kell. Vice President and General Man ager of the Wichita Falls Route. "Bog to advise that we have our line located at the present time to Fort Supply, about 18 miles north west of Woodward, Okla. Our terminus has not yet been definite ly located in Beaver County." Mr. Kell has been invited to vis it Liberal and look over the ground through Stevens and other counties nortiiwest of Liberal, but has made no reply to the invitation further than to say that if they find it of advantage to build into the country mentioned, they will come up and look the proposition over. Ervin Clippings 4 miles oast of Lorena. Okla. Go to the Hunt sale Tuesday, August29th. Aug. 20th and 21st were very hut days. Mr. an1 Mrs. Ervin arrived In Lib eral Thursday and came out for a visit with their suns, Thurston and James Ervin. They report crops In Comanche county near Lawton, Okla homa, very badly damaged by the dry weather. The cotton crop still look ed promising when they left. The Church or Christ meets at the Ervin school house each Lord's Day at 11 o'clock, sharp. Lesson for August 27th: I Corinthians, first and second chapters. F. A. Smith and wife and J. II. Gray and wife left Wednesday for Enid, Oklahoma, to attend the Free Methndistconference. Mary and Ver ijnila will stay with Mrs. Atkinson. Mrs. Uurch and children spent Sun day at Mrs. Schneider's. Mr. Burch is still at Beaver Ultv. J. F. McWethy and family spent Sunday at G. W. Brum's. Sam Prough, wife and son spent Sunday at Cedar Yale farm. Ilarve. Mange was a Liberal visitor Monday. Qiute a number In this vicinity be gan pulling broomcorn August 21st. ' Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Dan May, August 20th, a girl. Mr. McLaughlin returned to Wich ita Friday. John and Ralph Cawl tleld are caring for his broomcorn in his absence. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin and sons are visiting around among their yarlous friends this week. A fine rain fell here August 22nd and 23rd. The crops have been great lv refreshed. Mr. and Mrs. Ratzloof arrived Sat urday at the home of their son George. They seem to like this west ern part of Kansas and Oklahoma pretty well. Time goes onward still, All earth born things decay. In your cozy home you find great joy, Till a fire or tornado takes it away. So do the wise thing and insure it today. Ellsaesser & Henry. Traver Troubles 91 miles east of Hugoton. Go to the Ilunt sale Tuesday, Aug ust 3lith. We had a nice rain Monday night. Bert Mann of Liberal is on the old home place helping Mr. W. E. Wil liams cut broomcorn. Mr. Holm and family left Wednes day for their new home near Fowler, Kansas. We are sorry to see them go but our loss is Fowler's gain. Chas. Lodges Is helping Mr. Wil liams cut broomcorn. Bert Mann called on Mr. and Mrs. Cox Sunday afternoon. Walter Kern Is in charge of the Traver postoftle at present. Ed. Gordon spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cox. When in need of insurance re member us. We can write it in the best companies, fire, tornado, life, plate glass, automobile, bonds. Ellsaesser & Henry. Centervalley Don't forget the Hunt salk Tues day, August 29th. Last Sunday wat an extremely hot day. Jesse Hanner lost a hog with heat Sunday. James Fuller, wife, daughters and youngest son took dinner with II. Deceived at 1 'V raJIUERS WWn again. maae cie&roweep wmn nmm& eeoond ill the prizes 'there were. In her olass inifen days reliability 03 .Minneapolis to Helena Montana Earaest oontestany light r)ar erar snteretf cne thousand three hundred ninety miles over mountains, fend" plains worst roads. In America and rained most every day mud huh Seep .The two mUDERS were only cars in her olass to finish with fcerfeot Boores and only one Other: .oar; of. any iprice a marmon $2700 ; finished perfect. Cars penalized included pacEard stoddard-daytoa htoraetroit . ampler maxwell cole fcrit hupmoSilg and other small rs. tthlS Ib second, greatf victory if or FLA1IDERS. TWEHTY, in a month, other,' t?as three nerfeot; road scores in Iowa little glidaen no other $800 car cn earth can stand up. with PLAIIDERS TWENTY in hara roaa wort and W this latest' contest she went. out. of her class and trimmed the four tsmwM. flollar; tfellows,; THE STUDEBAXER CORPORATXOH B-M-F Factories.. 10.57 P.M, Liberal Auto Supply Company, G. Clark and family Sunday. J. N. Hanner and wife and II. 6. Clark and wife went to Liberal last Thursday to meet Mrs. M. G. Little and sons of Cedar Ridge, Colorado, who arrived the day before for an ex tended visit with relatives. Mrs. Lit tle is a sister of Mesdames Hanner and Clark. We had a nice rain Monday night. Bob and LInnie Mills, Ira and Eth el Hanner and Zella Clark dined with Lon De Camp and family Sunday. W. P. Wright and family and J. O. Hanner and family were entertained at dinner last Sunday by the G. W. Lewis family, H. G. Clark and family and Albert Welch took dinner at J. N. Banner's Sunday. The Brightup brothers and Ray mond Cochran were guests at G. W. Sessler'8 last Sunday the occasion be ing the birthday of Dallas Sessler. We had moore rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Ralph Sessler and family of Traver and Herbert Brown and family of Obern were at G. W. Sessler's Sunday to eat Ice cream in honor of Dallas Sessler's birthday. Mrs. Felton and little daughter of Pratt county are here visiting the former's daughter, Mas. Herbert Zimmerman. We are Informed that Oscar J. Bow man of Wichita Is again In this part of the state. While going down stairs at J. N. Hanner's Friday evening Grand ma Holloway made a misstep and fell striking her side and getting quite a bruise. She is better at this writing. J. N. Hanner and H. G.Clark trans acted business In Liberal Tuesday. J. E. Brightup has gone to Plains to attend the revival which Bro. T. B. Lawrence Is holding at that place. W. G. Clelland has finished paint ing our school house and a number of the patrons got together Saturday and scrubbed and set up some new ought letter THE WESTERN UN!ON TELEGRAPH COMPANY 36 000 CFFICiri AMERICA CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD Fix,,."!' R 275 CCT 51 totroiti Mioh,. J. G. TRINDLE, Mgr. seats. J. O. Hanner and I. F. Welch are having W. G. Clelland paint their buggies. If the present weather conditions continue the farmer's should sow 'much' wheat the next three or four weeks. It seems to us that the people of Liberal should circulate a petition to have a road opened on the half sec tion line west from Eighth Street so as to give people an entrance Into Liberal from the northwest as itusad to be. That new fence is in the way. We must advance or retreat. Advance means success, retreat means failure. Succeed today by getting into the town-lot game on the monthly installment plan. See Ellsaesser & Henry. Methodist Church The subject next Sunday morn ing will be, "The Christian' Needs tbeir Suuply." In the evening the third of the scries of sermons from the book of Jonah will be given. Subject, "Jonah in the Sea." Sunday School, M. II. Scand rett, Supt., 9:45 a. m. Classes for everybody. The Epworth League at 7 p. m. will bo led by tho Pastor. Subject, "The Debt of the Strong." Prayer meeting, Thursday, 8 p. m. We bid you join us in this happy hour of worship in the midst of the busy week. Wm. T. Ward Pastor. YouDg man, buy real estate, and then work at your usual avoca tion. Your real estate purchase will make your old age. comfort able. Lay the foundation for a Aug. 9, 1911 Phone 54. comfortable old age today by pur chasing some real estate. Ellsaes ser & Henry. A Surprise Party. A goodly number of neighbors and friends assembled at the home of J. II. Gentzler Tuesday evening to cele brate his 67th birthday. Through the weather was very Inclement and the muddy roads prevented several fami lies from attendance, those who did go were royally entertained. The special feature of the evening was the muslo renered by the host, especially the solo entitled: "Go On, Go On, Go On" to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne." Refreshments and story telling com pleted the program and all went home feeling that It was good to have been there. Those present were: Mr. Prelfert and family, Bert Tucker and wife, Fred Tucker and wife, Mr. Engleand daughter, Mr. Kopplsch and wife I! TUss-yViwir it 't ,f" 'r: r""T ' ' i "HORSE SENSE" whatever it means it should stand for taking good care of your horses. It Is a fact too simple for argument, that It is economy to protect your horses from their enemies, the flies. We are prepared to furnish at reasonable prices, a variety of HORSE FLY COVERS and stable sheets that will give good protection and good ser vice. Don't delay, show your good horse sense by buying now. Mr. Geo. Anderson and wife, Mr. T. 11. Klrkpatrlck and wife, Miss V. Cox of Kingman and N. T. Gentzler, of Wichita. Seed Wheat Furnished Will lease you wheat land and furnish seed to plant it. Call on or write. 8-ll-4t John W. Baughman. T. B. Paramore of Liberal spent Sunday at Woodsdale and held preaching services at a nearby school house Saturday rjight and Sunday. Mrs. T. J. McDermott came op from her home on the ranch near Uuymon to be present at the re union of pioneer workers when the old Christian church should be used for the last time as a house of worship. TAKING COUNT OF STARS j Astronomer Royal Glvea 8om Intari j ting Statistic Regarding the Heavenly Bodlei. v j Mr. P. W. Dyson, the astronomer royal, in a recent lecture gave some interesting statistics concerning the j number of stars and the rate o j their progression. ; , In 1885, the lecturer said, it wan j calculated that there were 300,000t j stars down to a magnitude of nine- j and a half. Now, more than a mil- j lion for the 'whole sky had been i deunitely ascertained as to their po-i sitions and magnitudes, and the; number of stars approximately inl the sky down to the fourteenth mag-j nitudo was twenty-four millions. ' The motion of the stars, the as tronomer royal added, was imper ceptible, and the star with the great est motion was a very faint one. Ill was discovered in 1897, traveled 8.7 seconds a year, and its rapidity of motion had gained for it the title of "the runaway of the skies." In the constellation of Orion there were eight bright stars that moved less) than one second in a century. LEGEND OF THE PHOENIX Built Its Own Funeral Pyre and Then! Fanned Flames With Its Wings. According to ancient writers, tho phoenix was a bird of great beauty about the size of an eagle. Only one of these birds could live at a time, but its existence covered a period of 500 or 600 years. When its life drew to a close the bird built for itself a funeral pyre of wood and aromatic spices, with its wings fnnned the pyre into a flame, and therein con sumed itself. From its ashes a worm was produced, out of which another phoenix was formed, having all the vigor of youth. The first care of the new phoenix was to solemnize its parent's obsequies. For that pur pose it made a ball of myrrh, frank incense, and other fragrant things. At Ileliopis, a city in lower Egypt, there was a magnificent temple dedi cated to the sun. To this temple tho phoenix would carry the fragrant ball and burn it on the altar of the sun as a sacrifice. The priests then examined tho register and found that exactly BOO years or exactly 600 years, had elapsed since that same cermony had taken place. MEXIOAN DWARF DEER. While hunting in Durango, Mex., last spring I learned some facts as to the natural history of the whitetail, deer of that region, which wero so surprising to me that they appear to, be worth noting in print. These deer are dwarfs, a full grown male weighing probably leas than 100 poutuls. In fact when run ning at full tilt through the chapar ral they very much resemble jack rabbits. They subsist entirely upon the leaves of the manzanita and the acorns of the live oak. The latter aro swallowed whole, but my sur mise is that they are thoroughly masticated upon regurgitation. Why these animals should bo so diminutive in a land abounding in food and water and why their hab its should be so different from those of their northern congeners is surely a puzzle. Forest and Stream. FELL INTO CATACOMBS. . A curious accident happened the other morning in Paris, where a house sank down into the Catacombs, over which it was standing. The house is a small one, consisting only of a ground floor structure, situated over a part of the old Catacombs. A gliding downward movement was felt by its occupant, and he hurried ly fled. The house was gradually subsiding over a distance of some 20 feet, and the courtyard threatened to disappear with it, having sunk some 12 feet beneath the surrounding sur face. Steps were taken at once to prevent more serious accidents to neighboring buildings. 6WIFT THREE-LEGGED FOX. f John Davis shot a three legged fox on the East mountain, Bennington, the animal in spite of the handicap of a missing front foot giving tho hound a chase of over two hours be fore it crossed the hunter's path and was killed. The fox had evidently been caught in a trap some time ago. Just how long it had been traveling the mountains on three feet could not bo determined,""as the stump of the leg was perfectly healed and was cov ared with fur. Kannebeo Journal.