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"Successor to The Liberal Independent"
Vol. 5. No. 30
Liberal, Seward County, Kansas, Friday, November 24, 1911
$1.50 Per Year
Had a Good Meeting
A good bunch of editors came
to Liberal, Saturday for the meet
ing of the Inter-State Editorial
Association. From the time they
landed until the last one left, they
seem to have a good time, the on
ly regret of the session being the
fact that several of the fellows
could not set here. The morning
was devoted to the regular busi
ness, and the entrance of specimens
of printing in the contest, which
is a new feature of the meetings
In the afternoon, Ex-Congress
man Chas. Scott, who is also the
editor of the Iola Register, told
the editors of his trip to Europe
to the International Institute of
Agriculture. He has a wonderful
memory, a fund of information,
and is a very clever speaker. His
address was enjoyed by all. The
prizes for the. contest went, for
the most part, to the Liberal
Democrat, but the trophy cup was
awarded to the Bucklin Banner, as
the Democrat did not compete for
the trophy. In the ' evening, the
editors were fed and sent on their
rejoicing. From ' our point of
view the affair was a very success
ful one, and in a large measure, it
was due to the generousity of the
business men of the town who
such entertainment as the ed t rs
received here a possibility.
Friday the Liberal High School
foot ball squad will go to Meade.
A. VI. McKay of Stafford was
here the first of the week looking
after his land here.
" Ed. Josltn'of Hugoton left Wed
nesday for Chicago where he will
attend the big Land Show.
You can get your millinery at
less than one half price at the
Economy Dry Goods Company.
Russel Beatty,'who is one of the
biggest stockmen in the southwest
was in Liberal the first of the week
on business.
Paul Bennett is ill at the home
of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. McClure. The Y. P. B.
debate in which he was to take
part has been postponed on his ac
Two men are here this week
wiring and setting the poles from
the Rock Island to Taylor's Drug
Store, where the new up town of
fice of the Western Union will be
opened about December 1.
Among the other things a fel
low on the street was complaining
of, in speaking of the high cost
of living was the fact that the
tariff on sugar was 78.8 percent
while the import duty on diamonds
was only 10 percent. He says
he would be willing to spend the
surplus cash for diamonds all
right but the wife won't stand for
Presbyterian Church.
There are several well organized
men's Bible . classes in Liberal.
This is a personal invitation to
you to get into one of them.
Some of the most vital subjects
now being considered, and you
cannot fail to be interested. The
Presbyterian Men's Class would
be mighty glad to haye you meet
with them next Sunday morning
at 9:45.
C. W. Kellogg, Pastor.
We're Always Progressing
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'33 Years of Successful Merchandising"
Waterworks Finished
The new extension of the water
works system has been completed
and on Thursday was turned over
to the city Engineer Peck, who
has been here overseeing the work
in the interest of the city left to
day for Kansas City. Wednesday
afternoon, a line of hose was at
tached to the fire plug at the cor
ner of Kansas Ave. and Second
St. The pressure was excellent
and threw a stream nearly 50 feet
high. No leaks have been found
on the pipe line. The contractor
has a bond which is up for nine
ty days, until the system may be
thoroughly tested. . A number of
meters have been ordered and will
be installed as soon as possible.
Blake & Son were awarded the
contract for making the taps,
that firm being the lowest bidder.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Summers, on November 23, a boy.
A. A. Farmer is building a new
residence in the southwest part of
the city for rental purposes.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baughman
will drive to Plains in the big
Winton Friday morning.
Regular services at the city hall
(Christian church) next Sunday, as
the pastor will return home Fri
day nights
T. W. Hubbard of the Baugh
man office, left Tuesday on a com
bined business and pleasure trip
to California, and other western
states. He will return about De
cember 10.
Rueben went to New York.
Always at
Liberal, Kansas
Cuymon, Oklahoma
Dalhart, Tsxas
Luncheon And Whist
A very enjoyable affair wa- the
luncheon and whist given by Mrs
P. A. Craig, Mrs. J. F. Funk,
Mrs. J. B. Craig and Mrs. F. A.
McCoy, at the Craig home Thurs
day afternoon. The dainty five
course luncheon was served at the
individual tables by Mrs. P. A.
Craig and Mrs. F. A. McCoy, who
were assisted by little Mary Ken
nedy, Velma Craig and Gladys
Craig Carnations and chrysan
themums were effectively used in
the decoration scheme.
The afternoon was spent at whist
Mrs. R T. Nichols, Mrs. M. F.
Nason and Mrs. C. A. Eidson cut
ting for the prize, a cut glass naD
pie, which was won by Mrs. Nich
ols. The guest list included:
Misses Wright, Flood, Hobble,
Printz, Ennis, Ford, and Adams,
and Mesdames Nichols, Baugh
man, Black, J. H. Cavanaugb, M.
F. Cavanaugh, Todd, Eidson, Gaw,
George, Henry, Hobble, Keown,
Peck, O. M. Woods, Taylor, Mc-
Williams, Cason, Ivasou, Millmau,
Miller, Kennedy, (J. T. Woods,
Ford, Karau, Edmonds, Hubbard,
Stoufef, Stevesson, R. E. Sum
mers, Sutton, Stuart, Thayer, C.
E. Woods, Tucker, Manatt, Lar
rabee, Etzold. Walker, Mrs. CO.
Stevenson of Pratt, Mrs. Don T.
Edwards of Plains, Mrs. H. T.
Brown of Sterling, and Mrs. J.
G. Myalls of Kansas City.
The rumor of a strike at Dalhart
Wednesday is said by people who
haye arrived from that place to
day, to being without any founda
tion. Mr. Henry Reeb left for Gol-
conda, Illinois, this Thursday,
where he will visit parents. He
will be gone until after the holi-
' days.
What he sees and does
And the)' asked me how I did It,
And I gave 'cm the Scripture Uxt:
"You kwp your light so shlnlnif
A IHtle ahead of the next."
They cooled all they could follow,
Hut they couldn't follow my mind:
And I left IciawwcaUiw and stealing -A
year and a half bchliid.Klolhiir.
We set the pace that's
why you hear them say:
"You re more apt to find it
at Summers'. "
33 Years of Successful
Merchandising enables us
to deliver the goods THAT
Clothing is our business
and if we can sell a suit,
an overcoat, or anything
in our line that is a little
better than others, we
gain a point and so do you.
Well-That's just what
we're doing.
It ftjornlng, Noon and Night
The Friend's Academy
Mr. Fred Johnson of Fowle
who was here last week, left for
his home at Fowler, on Tuesday
morning. He has taken up the
proposition of a Friends Academ.v
for Liberal, and has been busy in
interesting the people in this terri
tory in the proposition. To talk
with him is to become an enthhsi
ast for the Academy, and the senti
ment is growing for the establish
ment of such a school here. IJe
will return soon, and it is probable
that some definite action will be
taken in the near future.
Chas. A. Maish comforts can
only be bought at the Economy
dry good company.
We are well stocked now on
overshoes and rubbers. Economy
Dry Goods company.
The big show for a little money.
"When Ruben Comes to Town",
Friday night at the palace theatre.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Bethel Baptist church will hold
their annual bazar and serve din
ner at the Fizer restaurant in Lib
eral, November 25th.
The Loyal Daughters Sunday
School class entertained the young
men of the Loyal Sons class at the
the home of the young ladies'
teacher, Mrs. W. II. Feather, last
Saturday evening. Clever invita
tions in rhyme were issued. Mrs.
Feather and her daughters made
the guests welcome and helped
them to get acquainted. Refresh
ments were served. The color
scheme was white and gold. All
report a good time
will keep you laughing for
Knights Go to Meade
Nearly all of the members of the
Liberal lodge of the Knights of
Pythias went to Meade Thursday,
on No. 2 for the purpose of in
stalling a new lodge there. It is
expected that there will be nearly
a hundred Knights from the
lodges in this territory in the lit
tie town of Meade for the affair,
New Store For Liberal
G. F. Blake of Goodwell, has
leased the Tucker building, form
erly occupied by Lewis Ward, and
will soon open a dry goods store
there. Mr. Blake was here last
week looking oyer the situation.
and was very favorably impressed
with Liberal and her prospects
J. A. Cornelius left Saturday for
Eastern Kansas in response to i
message hat his father was dying
1 he funeral was conducted from
the family home Monday after
noon. The deceased was eighty
three years old. Since retiring
from the activo duties of life he
and his aged wife made their home
with their youngest son nearLaue,
Kansas. He had lived long and
well and his teaching and example
will continue to bless his children
after his life's journey has ended.
Mr. Cornelius is survived by his
wife, two daughters and five sons
Married, November 1G, 1911, at
the home of W. P. McClure of
this city, at 9 p. m., Mr. Frank
Davis and Belle Levan of Mur
physboro, III., Rev. Wm. T.
Ward, pastor of the M. E. church
ofticating. Only a fe friends
were present. Mr. Davis is em
ployed by the Rock Island at
this place. The groom is an old
acquaintance of the McClure fam
ily. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have pur
chased Miss L. E. Bryant's house
m North Lincoln Ave., and will
ifo to housekeeping immediately.
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
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ASK THijSE who have banked with us for years
whether or not they like our business methods. You
wish to cross the ocean in a ship that has ridden
through many stornrs? Rather than keep your
money .yourself, don't you want to put your money in
a bank that knows nothing but success.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
Deposits Guaranteed by the Guaranty Fund of the
State of Kansas
Liberal, Kansas
a week. 5 and 10 cents.
Prospects Brighter for South
west A contract has been signed by
the people of the North Flats in
Beaver county, with the Wichita
Falls & Northwestern, to furnish
the right of way for that railroad,
and it is further stipulated that
the road shall be built and in
operation within twelve months.
Twenty-seven of the property
owners along the proposed route
have signed the contract, and it is
expected that the actual work of
construction will be started within
the next ten days in Beaver coun
ty. The survoy described in our
columns several weeks ago, is that
which will be followed, and it
heads straight for Libe-al. It is
said that as soon as this contract
is completed, work on the north
extension will be suspended in
order to complete the work south
of Woodward. This looks as though
Liberal might not have the road
for another year. The fact that
Mr. Kelt has refused to take the
matter up with our people would
seem to indicate that he is not yet
ready for negotiations for terminal
facilities here. However, a leak
from the office of J. W. Baugh
man last week developed the fact
that Mr. Baughman has just furn
ished Mr. Kell with a plat of the
counties north and west of Liberal
together with the population of
each town and county, and also
the assessed valuation of each.
This shows that the plan for the
extension northwest of Liberal
has not yet been abandoned. ' ' '
The surveying camp of the field
men of the Santa Fa was last week
moved from Gray county accross
into Haskell county, and it is said
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