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Liberal, Seward County, Kansas, Friday, December 8, 1911
$1.50 Per Year
Vol. 5. No. 32
Osteopath Charged With
Dr, E. ,F. Pellette, who was
some time ago acquitted, of the
charge of mistreating his children,
was arrested Tuesday afternoon on
a charge of manslaughter in the
fourth degree. He gave bond of
$500 signed by Mr. Church and
Mr. Hoskinson for his appearance
for preliminery hearing which will
be held on Tuesday, December
On October 4th Mrs. Lelia Bell
McNabney was ill, and Dr. Pel
lette, was called to attend the case.
Several hours after the birth of
the child, Mrs. McNabney died.
Upon the return of the death cer
tificate to the city clerk, who is
now in charge of the vital statis
tics Dr. Pellette made a notation
which may be said to have impli
cated Dr. R. T. Nichols who was
called in consultation in the case
The return was in due time re
turned to the State Board of
Health and there given to the sta
tistician of the Borad ot Health
He. in turn, turned the matter
over to the state board of Medical
Registration which referred the
matter back to the state Board of
Health, which in due time ordered
the county attorney of Seward
to make an investigation of the
; affair. This was done and Ahe
warrant for Dr. Pellette was is
sued. The warrant says in part:
"On the fifth day of October.
1911, in Seward county and State
of Kansas, one, E. F. Pellette did
then and there, unlawfully, felon
ously and wrongfully, by his acts
. and culpable negligence, said acts
and. culpable negligence not beinp
excusable or. justifiable, kill, take
the life of and cause to die, Mrs.
Lelia Bell McNabney, and the
"" said Mrs. Lelia Bell McNabney
did die from the said acts and culp
able negligence of said E. F. Pel
lette on the fifth day of October.
A. D., 1911, in the county of Sew
ard and state of Kansas."
On account of the proximity of
the arrest to the term of the dis
trict court, it is probable that the
case will not come to trial before
the spring term of the district
court, in case the evidence in the
preliminary is deemed by the jus
tice sufficient to bind the defend
ant oyer to the district court.
The charge is brought under the
statute which jnakes it a felony,
punishable by a term of not less
than six months in the county jail
or more than two years in the pen-
... itentiory.
Harry Duckworth, a contractor
of Pratt, was here the first of the
week on business.
Vliss Bessie Lofland and Mr.
Robert L.' Neff of Liberal, were
married at the home of the bride's
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. S.
Sanderlin of Wichita, Kansas,
Rer. C. D. Hestwood, of the Em
poria Avenue Methodist church
officiating. Only immediate friends
of the bride were present. Fol
lowing the ceremony a hne dinner
was served.
Both bride and groom are resi
dents of Blue Bell district, where
the groom owns a fine farm on
which they will make their home.
Their many friends unite in wish
ing them happiness The Demo
crat extends congratulations.
Where are you going when you
What do you stand for now J
It U the character you build
here, that will count hereafter
Join one of the Men's Bible class
es, and learn more about this
Come next Sunday morning to the
Prsbvterian church at 9.45. You
- will want to come again.
Who Needs A Suit Or Overcoat?
iL.lihTil'itnHliillll'ir JiT
"33 Years of Successful Merchandising'
0)r it"
A New Fire Auto
At the meeting of the city coun
cil Wednesday evening, the Lib
eral Auto Co. submitted a propo
sition to build and maintain a new
fire automobile truck for the city.
The proposed fire truck will be
mounted on a chassis with a wheel
base of 144 inches and is to be
equipped with an engine of 30
horse power, which will develop a
speed of. not over 25 miles per
hour. The truck will have a ca
pacity of two or three tons, and
will carry the chemical tanks, a
thousand feet of hose, two eight
foot ladders, two plaster hooks,
one twelve foot extention ladder,
two hand genades, and the other
needed equipment. The present
carts are too bulky to handle.
The chemical tanks alone weigh
about 1700 pounds, and in case of
tire it is impossible to haul more
than the chemical tank to the fire
behind the automobile. Then in
case the hose carts are needed it is
necessary to make another trip to
the garage, or wait till they are
brought by hand. This delay is
a menace to the service to be ex
pected under present conditions.
If the hose carts are taken to the
fire first it may be that some home
will be absolutely ruined on ac
count of having the water turned
into a small tire where the chemi
cal tanks would be adequate to
the needs of the occasion. The
pressure of the new system will
be so strong that, if turned into a
house, it would ruin not only the
furniture, but probably the house
itself also. The fire equipment
would enable one man to take the
entire fire fighting apparatus to a
fire without waiting for the de
partment, which, in towns, the
size of Libera, have continually
proven a failure. During the
past two years of the present vol
unteer department, there are only
Probably you have purchased a suit and
overcoat for this fall, pro"ably you have
not. At any rate we want you to know
that we can save you money in this de
partment and fit you with a suit or over
coat that you will be proud of.
Our Sterling suits are made with a non
breakable front, well padded shoulders,
and a snug fitting neck.
Our overcoats have the celebrated
PRESTO COLLAR-the only perfect fit
ting convertible collar. We want to
demonstrate this collar , to you and have
you compare it with other makes.
$2.50 to $5.00 saved on an overcoat or
suit over last year's prices.
We Deliver the GOODS THAT MAKE
Always at
Liberal, Kansas
Cuymon, Oklahoma
Dalhart Tsxas
one or two men that have ever re
sponded to the call. The new
equipment will enable two or three
men to put out most of the fires
and enable them to get to the fire
in ten minutes after the call is
turned in. There are also a num
ber of other arrangements that
were advanced for the new equip
ment. The new truck will cost
the city about $1500, and will be
maintained at a cost of less than
$200 per year. It will give us the
same service that Guymon now
has at a cost of better than $1200
per year. The Liberal Auto Sup
ply Co. agrees to have a man to
run the truck on duty all of the
time, thus doing away with the
necessity ot the hiring of a man
for that duty alone, by the city.
The cost of making the fire will
will be made on a business basis,
the garage people charging the
city only for the actual time the
man is at work for the city. It is
also said that this will decrease
the insurance rates in Liberal, but
no definite figures were produced
at the council meeting, but it is
expected that they will be on hand
for the next meeting of the coun
cil. You can always get what you
want at the Economy.
Mrs.Christman and Mrs.Schnau
fer gave an elegant five course
dinner Thanksgiving. The table
was most beautifully decorated
with flowers and fruit. Covers
were laid for Mr. and Mrs. O. W.
Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vick
ers. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Williams
and little son Clair, Mr. and Mrs.
Christmau, Mr. and Mrs. Schnau
fer and Misses Vickers and Christ
man, and Mrs. F. M. Christman
of Kansas City, who was guest of
It Morning, Noon and Night
Wedding Anniversary
The numerous guests who were
so kindly bidden to the hospitable
home of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Gaw
last Friday evening little suspected
from the invitations issued that the
occasion was their silver anniver
sary. However, a few had acci
dentally learned the secret, and the
ladies presented them with a huge
box of white carnations and fern.
An elegant gold lined silver fruit
dish was sent them by relatives
and a beautiful silver tea set was
sent by old friends and the bank
officials at Maltoon, 111., where
Mr. Gaw was an officer for so
many years; they also remebered
them with telegrams and letters of
congratulation, which are so much
appreciated when one is a stranger
in a strange land.
After hearty congratulations,
the company engaged in the all
absorbing game of five hundred
until the hostess gave the signal
that it was "time to eat."
The unique one course lunch
consisting of real Boston baked
beans, chicken sandwiches, p'ickles,
and coffee was greatly enjoyed.
The coffee was druuk from silver
(tin) cups,, with cards attached
bearing the dates 18801911 and
the names of the parties, Lucy
McBride and Thomas. W. Gaw.
which served as souviners for the
Miss Flood played Mendels
shon's wedding march very effect
ively. She was' followed by Mrs.
Cason who rendered the brilliant
Deuxeme Mazurka by Goddard in
her ever pleasiDg manner. Then
Mr. Eddy favored the waiting
guests with some of bis "classical
rag time selections."
At a late hour the merry com
nanv deoarted. wishing that Mr.
and Mrs. Gaw might be spared to
celebrate many more anniversaries
and that they might be remember
ed with an invitation to each cele
) ...
Pearce-AUen Wedding
At the First Baptist Church of
Liberal, on Wednesday evening,
occurred the wedding of Miss'
Ethel Clara Pearce and Mr. Leon
ard Euzine Allen. Promptly at
nine o'clock, to the strains of
Mendelssohn's wedding march,
played by Miss Louise Ryrant, the
wedding party entered the church,
the bride's party advancing up the
right aisle of the church. The
ring bearer, little Ethel Pearce,
preceded the bride on the arm of
her uncle, Mr. J. D. Pearce, fol
lowed by the bridesmaids, Miss
Winifred Kelton and Miss Beulah
Francis. The grooms party at
the same time coming up the left
aisle of the church. Little Fred
erick Lastar led the grooms up
the left aisle of the church, follow
ed by the groom, and the grooms
men, Mr. Laymen Hollard and
Mr. Thomas Horn. At the altar,
beneath a bower of white, under
the white wedding bell, the minis
ter, Reverend J. H. Agee, met
the party, and with the beautiful
ring ceremony, spoke the words
which made them man and wife.
The ushers were Miss Dora Nuss
and Miss Eva Stout. The bride
was tastily gowned in white mes
soline, and wore a white veil,
crowned by a cluster of white
orange blossoms. After the cere
mony, the bridal party and a tew
friends attended the reception at
the Pearce residence on North
Lincoln Avenue.
After the three course luncheon
the newly-weds were escorted to
their new home at 726 North Kan
sas Avenue, by the bridal party
The Democrat joins a host of
friends In extending cougratula
Dr. A. L. Knisely has returned
from a trip to Kansas City, where
he went with Mr. Seidel who was
operated on successfully there for
appendicitis. :
The Democrat has so much
railroad news this week that we
have given an entire page to this
Diseases of the Eye, ,Ear, Nose and Throat
when once Started
REAL JOY comes to th$ man who has never had
a bank account when he once begins to "bank" his
money and watch the balance to his credit grow.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
Deposits Guaranteed by the Guaranty Fund of the
State of Kansas
Liberal, Kansas
Miss Vanda Cross made an ex
cellent gain this week. The fine'
all leather ladies hand bag is to be
awarded next Wednesday to the
candidate making the biggest
gain since the last prize was
awarded. As before, winners of
previous prizes are barred from
this special prize.
At the count Wednesday the
standing was as follows:
Maude Saunders 153,590
Vanda Cross 78,720
Susie Ellsaesser 59,990
Ethel Ilantla 55,390
Clara Chlldears 29,750
Mrs. S. R. McCamant 27,9,"0
Amy Bowhs 22,840
Freda Ilarrls 18,100
Opal Jennlson 14,013
Ida Hayes 7,130
RenaBooher 0,300
Laura Wood 9,(U0
Bulah Stamper ,.'i40
Ruby Hamilton 5,310
Jennie Karau " 0,010
Mary Akers 0,150
Grace Gleasen 6,550
Vlvla Jones 0,950
Bessie Odneal 4,280
Clara Wt.ods 3,070
"Alene Clearman 3,200
Minnie Swink 4,50
Gertrude Carpenter 4,010
Anna Vaughn 8,100
Dolt Briley . 2,280
Miss Brier 3,880
Miss Bryant 3,900
Gertrude Andrews . 3,940
Elsie Montgomery 5,340
nessa Print. 3.210
Mae Galnson 2,340
El ma Wilson 1,800
Minnie McCold 3,290
Miss Sinclair 2,200
Sarah Lane 5,910
Audra Gerkin 5,450
Archie Fields 7,000
La Faun Wilklns 3,120
Mamie Wartenbee 2,340
Carrie Reed 3,890
Zula Weldensaul ,4,590
Lottie Finley .3,580
Miss Letta Rhodes .1,250
Eldeara Higgles e- 3,120
Sarah Thompson , 2,080
Gladys Long . , , . 1,320
Emma Ragsdale 1,250
Lizzie McLarty 1,230
Flossie May , 2,100
May Anderson ., 2.000
Ida Wllhelm 2,950
Marion Wilson ' , 1,010
Jessie Jordan , . . 1,150
Dorothy Stall 1,510
Jessie Brandora 11H)
Kate Wright 1320
May Clifford 1020

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