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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
V H rir VW want w mf n "-'T-'-"'lnfit Irimt LAKE BROS. So The Ward Building xn "i?1 rs) ir n n? A F 1 m m a hi We will start our Introduction Sale, Thursday, December 21, and offer for the next 9 days some very rare bargains. You will find our stock of Dry Goods, Ladies Furnishings and a large line of shoes, also Men's Hats and Furnishings at prices that will be bargain prices. On every article in the house, we offer you an oppor tunity that you cannot afford to pass. Remember every article in our store will be on sale during this time and every price a bargain. Sale Begins Tuesday at o'clock and Ends December 30th County School News. By Mary E. Todd. One of the best teachers and we have a Rood many) In Seward count; writes us: "This is my first exper ience in sending in examination grades, and I aim to be teachable and I assure you that 1 am teachable. 1 want to do the very best for the school that I have contracted to teach. I want to do what the state requires in every particular. I don't want to build myself up by pulling down my predecessor. I want my school to be a success and I want the children and parnts and you to feel and think that I have been weighed in the balances and .not found want ingthat the children have advanced in their studies and in their behav ior, and are better, happier boys and girls for being my pupils." Suoh let ters give us heart and courage to go on and keep going on and trying again harder and harder to grade the schools of Seward counny and enable the teachers of these Utile ones to re alize the saving of the Master; "And I, if I be lifted, up will draw all men unto me." Remember the words of the great Pestalozzi's axiom: ''As is the teacher so is the school." These words of Horace Mann are as true today as they were nearly a cen tury ago; "All knowledge is natural ly attractive to a child and it is our own fault if he does not love It." New York is to speed ;iO,(MK),(HX) on education this year. Seward county Is to spend about 2ti,000. A Massachusetts woman lias left her estate to the old maids of her town. To whom would she have giv en it had she lived In Liberal? We have not a single old maid in our city. . According to the tabulated census of the school population of Kansas just oompleted by State Superintend ent E. T. Falrclnld Kansas lost 34 school children last year. The great er part of the loss has been in the country and small towns. A college Professor tells us that it is demoralizing to listen to ragtime on Sunday. Why on Sundays any more than on other days? An English inventor is working on a wireless telephone that will enable one to talk any distance. Moreover wheu perfected he can carry a receiv er in his pocket and be righn in touch with his home or ottlce at any lime, What is the Shuster Incident? Where did it happen? Dr. Hlgglnbotham made us a pleas ant call Saturday, lie told us he would examine all school children free for diseases of the ear, eye, throat or nose. It often happens that ad vancement in a child's studies is pre vented by something being wrong with the childs ears or eyes, nose or throat. To do their best children should be physically souhd. The following happened in Fort Worth, Texas. Forced by his teacher to stand before the school and chew wads of paper as a punishment for persistence in the chewing gum hab it, Jerry Micke, aged 11, is dying from lockjaw. Mrs. White, who lives near Arka lon called Saturday to talk over her daughter's plans for the remaining school year. Miss Emma has been under the doctor's care for quite a while and we are glad to state that she is getting better am is now able to attend school regularly. She Is, one of our common school graduates of l!K)! 1!I0, and Is titling herself to be a teacher. David Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stanford, Jr., University, will speak to the farmers and teachers at Manhttan sometime between De ubr 26th and 30th. We heard him several years ago at a Slate Teachers' Association at Topeka. He is worth going to hear. Teacher "Is there any connection between the animal and the vegetable kingdoms?" Bright pupil "Yes, mum, there's hash.'.' State. Superintendent K. T. Fair child at the recent teachers' associa tion In Topeka said: "The rural schools have been neglected by edu cators everywhere in the country." He said this before the committee on rural schools and said that the rural schools, which contain the best raw material, are neglected in that their teachers are lamentably untrained and wanting both in years and exper ience. It Is an old, timeworn idea that anybody can teach the country children. The country people are waking up, and in the future the rural schools will be K(;uAl, at least, to the more favored schools of the city. "No untrained hands should play upon the harp when the chords are left forever in the strings." Par ents, visit your schools, and see if the little ones are being given' as much time and patience as are the larger ones. See if your children are keep ing pace with the course of study. See if they understand the work gone over. Give them a test onee in a while and see if they understand the work on which their grace cards show that they made !H) and 100 per cent. "The proof of the pudding is the eating of it." If your children are doing well they will be delighted to show you what they can do. If ihey are doing poorly it is high time that you find it out and help to make a change. The teacher alone can ifbt do all. , Nearly all the second month re ports are in. A few have, not yet ar rived. Please see to it, teachers, that they start immediately. We do not wish to receive two reports at the same time. We wish you to send the report each month. A few of the Srst month's reports are not in yet. AMONG THE CHURCHES Baptist Church Directory Sunday School .... 9:45 a. m Preaching 11:00 a. m B. Y. P. U. Meeting - - :.10 p. m Preaching T.'M p. m Teacher's Meeting, Tues. 1:30' p. m Prayer Meeting, Thurs. 7:30 p. ra J. II. AGEE, Pastor. Christian Church Regular services at the Hall next Sunday. Morning service at 11 a. m. Young People's service at 6:30. Preaching at 7:30. The Christmas entertainment of the Christian church Bible school will give their program at the Hall, Sunday evening, December 24th, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. There will be no C. E. meettng. We extend a cordial invitation to all. J. A. Cornelius. Minister. Presbyterian Church. Sabbath School 9:45. Preaching Service 11 a. m. Young People's Meeting 6:30 Evening Service 7:30 C. W. Kellogg,' pastor Methodist Church. Sunday School at 9:45. Preaching services at 11:00 a.m. Class meeting 12 m. Preaching services 7:30 p. m. Let all parents who have chil dren they wish baptized present them at the eleven o'clock service next Sunday. ' , The subject for the morning service will be "The Babe in the Manger." Epworth League 6:30 , p. m. Subject: "Christmas in the Heart" Leader, Miss Maurine Long. At the 7:30 o'clock service, the Sunday school will present their Christmas program. It is to be a giving service. The Primary de partment will receive a treat later. As a part of its revival campaign this church is to hold a series of cottage prayer meetings in differ ent parts o the city. Let all note the following: The meetings in all the eleven districts begin at 7 :30 p. m. The committees will arrange places of meeting and .Drovide leaders. The dates for cottage prayer meetings are all in January, naute- ly, Tues. 2nd, Wed. 3rd, Thurs 4th, Mon. 8th. and Tues. 9th. Fri day, the 5th, a great central pray er meeting will be held at the church. The committees will re port the cottage prayer meetings at that time. Beginning Wednes day, the 10th, all the services will be held in the church. Rey. H. C. Morrison P. I). Evangelist of national fame, will preach January 14-28. The prayer meeting districts and committees are as follows: District No. 1. All west of Kansas Ave. and north of 8th St. committee, Mrs. Mary Nix, Mrs S. A. Long and Miss Jennie Ed dington. No. 2. All east of Kan. Aye. & north of 8th St., committee: Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Conrad. No. 3 All west of Prospect ave between 4th and 8th sts., commit tee: J. Dunlap, Mrs. Paramore and Mrs. Lawrence. No. 4 Between 6th and 8th st. from Grant ave. to Prospect, com. Mrs. L. Lipprant, Miss Josephine Randies and Theo. C. Moore. No. 5 Between 4th and Clh from Grant ave. to Prospect ave. com. Mrs. F. Neff, Mrs. C. M. Cole and F. E. Meek. No. 6 Between 4th and 8th sts. from Kansas ave. to Grant, com. Mrs. Scandrett, Mrs. Falls and Mrs. Bert Long. No 7 All east of Kansas ave., from the railroad to 8th st. Com. Mrs. Sarah Crothers, and E. F. Printz. No.8 All west of Kaspas aye. between 2nd and 4th st. committee Mrs. B. E. Keating, Mrs. J. L. Evans and J. R. Bolin. No. 9 All west of Sherman ave between 2ud st. and the railroad. Com. Mrs. Paul Light, Mrs. H. S. German and Bert Dubois. No. 10 From Kan. Avenue to Sherman, between the railroad and 2nd st. Com. Mrs. Bucklancl, Mrs. Wilkins and Chas. Molter. No. 11 All south of the railroad track. Com. Jas. H. Sealey, Earl Wooden and W. T. Ward. We extent to all a hearty invi tation to take part in all these services. . Wm. T. Ward.Pastor. A BET YOU DON'T WANT TO OVERLOOK "THE PALACE CLOTHING CO." Come on in early and buy your Xmas Goods. Just at rived the newest in holiday boxes, Ties, Hose, Suspenders. "Presents of the substantial class." The largest stonk of clothing in this part of the coun try Shoes and Hats all the Correct Styles. J. B. SPRADLING LIBERAL KANSAS TTlerryChristiiias le&ance is nowhere found so well expressed as in our complete Holiday and Christmas lines of Bags, Suit Cases, Purses, Pocket Books, Fur and Plush Robes, Albums, Hangers, Trunks, Automobile Gloves, Leather Art goods, Plain and Fancy Pocket Cutlery. Elma M.r. and Mrs. Bane Smith are the proud parents of a 10 pound boy, born 19. Named Raymond. Will Brier and Anna Dettmer called on Guy and Alice Taylor. Ed Brier and sister, Anna, vis ited with Dora Swan. X f T l ivir. ijoomis helped Chas. Tils shingle his barn Saturday. Mrs. Chas, Tils and daughter, Anna Brier; were in Liberal Sat urday. Will Brier purchased a colt from D r Swan. Jim Calvert is brenking up part of his pasture. Mr. Romor helped Mr. Tils on his barn last week. That Christmas dinner will not' be complete without some of Eid- sonV. candies. Centervalley Now look at the smiles on the faces of the wheat growers. J. N. Hanner made a business trip lo Liberal on Wednesday of last week. R L. Norvell returned last Fri day from a business trip to Mis souri. H. G Clark was haulino- feA to Liberal a couple of days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Welsh went to Liberal last Sunday. , Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Hess and two younger children went to Liberal Monday and were snow- oound. Opportunity The Seward County Holiness Association will hold an All-Day meeting and basket dinner at the HayDe school house, Wednesday, December 27. Preaching at 10 i . m. and 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. by three Divinely anointed messen gers. Verily, vej-ily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomso- ever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth Him that sent me. John 13-20. Cou e with full baskets and return with full hearts. "Whosoever will." T. B. Paramore, Secy.