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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
(Tire Jlurins JJrayer (The following beautiful composition wa found on the battlefield at Charlestown, during the war and it was written by a wounded comrade who did not live to get home. It is quite a literary curiousity.) Thou to the mercy seat our souls must gather, To do our duty unto Thee - - Our Father To whom all praise, all honor should be given; For Thou art the great God Who art in Heaoen Thou, by Thy wisdom, rul'st the world's whole fame Forever, therefore, - Hallowed be Thg Name Let never more delay divide us from Thy glorious face, but let - Thg Kingman Come; Let Thy commands opposed be by none, But Thy good pleasure and Thg Will Be Done And let our promptness to obey be even The very same - In Earth as 'tis in Heaven Then for our souls, 0 Lord, we also pray, Thou would'st bo pleased to - Give us this dag The food of life wherewith our souls are fed, Sufficient raiment, and - Our dailg bread; With each needful thing do Thou relieve us, And of Thy mercy, pity - -And forgive us All our misdeeds for Him whom Thou did'st please To make an offering for - Our Trespasses And forasmuch. 0 Lord, as we believe That Thou wilt pardon us - As we forgive Let that Jove teach, wherewith Thou accjuaint'st us To pardon - Those who Trespass against us ' And though, sometimes Thou tind'st we have forgot This love for Thee, yet help - And lead us not Though soul or body's want to desperation, Nor let earth's gain drive us - Into Temptation ' -Let not the soul of any true believer Fall in the time of trial, - - But Deliver Yea, save them from the malice of the devil, And, both in life and death, keep - Us from evil Thus we pray, Lord, for that ot Thee, from whom This may be had - For Thine is the Kingdom 'This world is Thy works, its wondrous story " -To Thee belong The Power and the Glorg And all Thy wondrous works have ended never But remain forever and , - - Forever Thus we, poor creature?, would confess again, And thus, would say eternally - -. Amen A copy of this beautiful poem will make au inexpen sive but pretty gift for your pastor, your Sunday School Superinteudant or member of a Sunday School Class or a friend." At TAYLOR'S DRUG STORE you can secure this poem printed on the best silk markers any color. Western Market Wichita, Kansas. A feeling of increasing strength and confidence in present values for broomcorn has been the feature of the week's market, an advance of ten dollars per ton being reported for brush of quality. Increased sentiment favoring higher prices, was caused yester day by the published report of the Kansas Department of Agri ' culture, which showed an acreage harvested this season of only, half last year's area. This, of course, was generally known to the trade, but its confirmation by official figures was not without its effect. Common to the medium grades of brush bring from $85 to $150 per ton with quality stuff ranging from $155 to $175. Fancy ster ling whisk. and standard, $165 to $210. A summary of the agricultural output of Kansas for the year 1911 issued December 5, by F. D. Co burn, secretary of the Kansas De partment of Agriculture, more than confirms previous statements published, reflecting a greatly re duced broomcorn acreage and yield in the state. Mr. Coburn's report which is startling in its comparison between the acreage of broomcorn in 1911 and 1910, follows: "The low prices for the big crop of broomcorn in 1910 seem to hava reacted on the industry, for this year there were only 55,903 acres against 111,308 A the year before. Naturally the total output is much reduced, although in the central and extreme southwestern coun ties average yields were well main tained. The yield for the state is 62 per cent less than a year ago, but its value is only 44 per cent less, owing to increased price." The Agricultural Southwest. Mrs. S. T. Barton made a busi ness trip to Meade tho latter part of last week. Additional Locals Quite a number of people were here attending the District Court. Carson Wright was up from the ranch on the Cimarron the first of the week. The Baptist Sunday School will hold their Christmas exercises at the Baptist church next Saturday evening. Judge Berry and wife of Atchi son, are expected this week to spend the holidays with his daugh ters, Mrs. J. U. Ault and Misses Nellie and Jane Berry. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Henry will spend Christmas with Mr. Henry's people at Dodge City. It is ex pected that Mr. and Mrs. Billy Baxter will return with them for a short visit here. The moist cloudy weather the first of the week was somewhat of a hindrance to the holiday shop pers who came from a distance. However, there will be mighty little Christmas goods left in Lib eral this year in the stores of the enterprising merchants who ad vertised ' their holiday goods in the Liberal Democrat. The republican national conven tion 1ms been called to meet in Chicago on Tuesday, June 18. Just why tho national convention should select the anniversary of tho battle of Waterloo to nomi nate a ticket is a mystery. But as a matter of f:ict the selection of that dale is certainly coincidence. The republican party has ruled al most as autocratically as Napoloon for the last sixteen yeaas, and it is the opinion of nine-tenths of the people of the country that the e. o. p. will got next year just what Nanoleon 20t at Waterloo. The date for the convention therefoie is eminently fitting and proper. Hutchinson Gazette. Mrs. S. T. Barton returned from Meade Monday.. - Grover Keown was up from Dalhart the first of the week. H. S. Judy left Saturday for Shattuck, Oklahoma, on business. Miss Mattie Brown of Stevens county was stopping in Liberal Friday. Attorney F. A. McCoy of Kan sas City, is expected hore for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. W, P. Washburn of Floris will spent Christmas with L. K. Or and family. Mrs. Anna Keown returned Saturday from a visit with friends and relatives in Missouri. R. M. Gaut of Dodge City spent Sunday with his two little sons at the Cornelius home in Liberal.' Miss Bess Armstrong of Kan sas City, will be a holiday guest at the Craig home during the noli- days. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Thayer leave this week for a three weeks' visit at Kansas City and eastern points. Mrs. Hazel Decker and Miss Katherine Jordan returned last week from an extended outing in coast states. , T. S. Locke is now at the post office, taking the position just va cated by the resignation of Miss Blanch Bell. Misses Maude and Edna George will return this week from school in Texas, for a holiday visit with their parents. Mrs. W. O. Woods left this week for Cawker City, where she will spend the holidays with rela tives and friends. ' Miss Louise Bryant will leave for Texhoma the last of the week, where she will spent Christmas day with friends. . ; Mrs. Ruth Griffith of Dalhart, arrived here Monday to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bolin. G. M. Glenn has returned from a business trip to Nebraska where he was looking after business mat ters for J. W. Baughman. . J. M. Harter and wife left for Friend, Kansas, Wednesday morn ins. They expect to be absent a couple of months visiting their daughter. Paul Stoufer of the Agricultural College, and Earnest Evans of St. John's Military School, are ex pected home this week to spend the holidays. George Neeley, the Democratic candidate for Congress, was in Liberal Monday shaking hands with the boys. Neeley is a good fellow, and makes friends easily. One of the very busy places about town during the past three weeks, has been the Liberal Cold Storage Co. which for several days averaged better than 1,000 pounds of dressed turkeys a day. R. H. Malone has the contract for hauling the supplies to the supplies to the new grading camps of the Wichita Falls & Northwest ern in Beaver County. He took out a load of coal and a load lum ber Saturday for the stables at the grading camp at the new town of Forgan. He says the first gro ery bill bought by the graders amounted to $350 and was taken out the first of the week. R. D. Smith who lives 11 miles west of Liberal, has just purchased a 5 acre tract of John W. Bauch man, joining the town on the west and will immediately drill a well and in the spring build a house and become a resident of Liberal. He intends to raise chickens and vegetables and will from his well, irrigate his land. There are sev eral other choice locations to be had near this or fine places to live and let the children run wild. --MAKE ece moeir . ..AN'--- Electric Christmas You have no idea how much more com fort and convenience may be added to your home by the use of Electrical Con veniences in the home. We have this season a new and complete line of Electric Irons Electric Chafing Dishes Coffee Percolators Heating Pads Curling Irons. Corn Poppers Table Disc Stoves Electrical Samovar (The Russian Tea Pot) Electrical Toasters You can save money and hard labor by the installation of an Electrical Washer and Wringer. We have in this territory Twenty-five Satisfied Users of our .Washing Machines. - Anything made in the line of electrical appliances or fixtures, we can get for you on short notice. CALL AT OUR OFFICE AND LET US SHOW YOU. mem tk Power Light, Ice Coo I3E3XS2?"