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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT The Liberal Democra (Successor to The Independent) Th Saward County PublUhinf Company CARL C. EDDY Editor and Publisher. Published every Friday morning at Liberal, Seward County, Kans, Entered as second-class Diatu-r January il, Ittll. at the Dost ofllce at Literal, Kansas under the Act of .March 3, I87. "There's so much good In the worst of us, and there's so much bad In the best of us, that it doesn't behoove any of us to speak 111 of the rest of us. Stubbs' Cases Fail As usual, the final disposition of the liquor prosecutions in Chero kee county, has been very quietly made by the present republican administration. A few months ago, Stubbs threatened to turn the entire state up side down, when the attorney general hesitated about prosecuting the alleged booze joints in Cherokee county. The newspapers took that dope for the real thing and Stubbs got away with bis play in front of the grandstand. Special assist ants from the office of the attor ney general tiled the cases and drew the easy money from the state. Then the cases were all dismissed and the tax payers of Kansas are holding the sack for another of Stubbs' famous spot light acts. Yet, soma have even been so incautious as to ask why taxes have increased 100 percent in the Stubbs administration. The outcome of the present cam paign for the election of a Member of Congress from this district, will be anxiously watched by every state in the union. While 'the evidence may not be conclu sive, yet it will certainly indicate a gain in the strength of democ racy in the middle west, and the turning of a big republican dis trict into a democratic one. This is indeed a rare opportunity for the democrats of the Seventh Dis trict to deliver this district to the party. The republican nominee, known for years as a s andpatter by reputation and association, be gan to court the insurgents as soon as he was nominated. In this campaign he is endeavoring to carry water on both shoulders, and it is pretty certain some of it will be spilled before' election There is only one chance for the Democrats to lose this election and that is by staying away from the polls on January 9, This is indeed an excellent chance for an easy victory and every Democrat in the district should make up his mind to vote and then do it. For Rent Furnished rooms for light housekeeping for rent. Inquire of Mrs. Buckland -Sherman Avenue. Notice On the order of the Council, the ordinance regarding spitting on sidewalks will be rigidly en orced. J. T, Gray. Marshall. For Sale ' By the owner twenty-four lots in block live of the Terwilliger addition. Will sell cheap. In quire at the Liberal Democrat. A Newsboy's Contribution ''Here's a penny for the Anti Tuberculosis League," said a little newsboy, stepping up to the visit ing nurse of a western league, who was selling the Red Cross Christ mas seals in one of the moving picture thoitres. "Here, tnke one of the seals," said the nurse, as the boy dropped the penny in front of her. "Aw, I ain't got no use for de seal, but I wants to give youse de penny 'cause youse did so much for me mudder," replied the lad, running away before he could be questioned further. We are still headquarters for pictures and for picture framing. Come in and get your pictures framed before the rush. F. K. Sutton, ImWIONAL SMSaii Lesson LESSON FOR DECEMBER 24 MALACHI REBUKES JUDAH. LESSON TEXT Malaehl 3:1-4:1 MEMORY VERSES-3:10. 17. GOLDEN TEXT 1. "Return unto me, and I will return unto you, sailh the Lord of hosts." Mai. 3:7. 2. "Unto you Is born thla day In th city of David a Savior, which U Christ the Lord. "-Luke 2:11. TIME Some time during the atre of Ezra and Nehemiah, but It Is not certain whether about 458 (Ezra) or 444 or 430. PLACE Jerusalem and vicinity. CONTEMPORARY HISTORY Aid blades at Athens. The Peloponneslan war (431-404). The republic at Rome. gv erned by consuls and military tribunes. About this time Socrates was teaching the only approach to a pure morality which Athens ever Rnew. Herodotus was nearly through his travels (4S4-40O). Plato, the philosopher (430-300). was now a boy, listening to Socrates. Xenophon (444-354) leads the retreat of the ten thousand back to Greece (400), which retreat he has Immortalized In his Anabasis. There la no certainty as to the definite time when -Malaehl uttered his prophecies, because no data Is given In the book, and the sins which he sought to reform were present throughout the whole period of Ezra and Nehemiah, from 458 through the rest of the century. Most place hlra soon after Nehemiah's second coining to Jerusalem, between 433 and 430. He is plain spoken, and direct, with out high eloquence, or supreme poetic power, but abounding in effective similes, metaphors and Imagery which hit the mark, and do the work. What a London paper says of a distin guished man's straightforward speeches applies well to the sermons of Malaehl: - "A sound and healthy gospel doubly welcome because 'the world Is waking to the consciousness of intellectual and moral hunger which only these truths can satisfy.' " If we read the later- chapters of Nehemiah and compare the sinB and evils which Nehemiah labored to re form, with the sins and -evils which Malaehl denounces, it will be seen that both are laboring for the same ends, and realize the same necessity of reform. God was dishonored, and religion made a mere form and farce, by offering mean things for sacrifices, as polluted bread, and lame and sick animals, by refusing to do the sim plest service In the temple without pay, by refusing to pay tithes for the support of the temple worship, by being weary of , serving the Lord, by intermarrying with the heathen. In all these things they broke the di vine law; they showed that their minds were all wrong. One of the peculiar glories of the Bible is that from the very beginning Its golden age Is in the future, not, aa In other ancient nations, In the past. And as the golden age must have a maker, God's revelation soon brings into view the one, the Messiah who alone can make the age 'of gold which Is the Kingdom of Heaven. Isaiah tells us that "unto us a child Is born, unto us a son is given; and the gov ernment shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonder ful Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." In the last book of the Old Testa ment, about 400 years before Christ was born, the last prophet brings the hope and Ideal and goal in the person of the Messiah, Christ, the Jesus who wag born on the true Christmas day. Behold I, God, will send my messen ger, one coming In God's name, and bearing a divine message, whose work shall be to prepare the way be fore me, the coming of God himself. This messenger, Interpreted by our Lord himself on two occasions, was one who should come In the spirit and power of Elijah, doing the same work, rebuking sin, denouncing all wrongs, calling men to repentance, awakening the consclonce. It Is nosslhle that thenn wnrda had a partial fulfilment In . Nehemiah, a foreshadowing on a smaller scale, of John the Baptist who completely ful filled the prophecy. Nehemiah's re forms were a part of the preparation for the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven, and fixed the eyes of the people on the great Ideal toward which they were slowly moving. Snpone we make two maps of the world on the plan furnished by the United States census to show the de gree In which Ignorance, certain dis eases, and many other things prevail, by means of hifc'uor and darker shades. On one map we will note the countries where the purest Christian ity prevails, by white. A darker shade will mark the more Imperfect forms, and then let the shades grow darker and darker through Mohammedanism, and the various forms of heathenism till we come to the blackness of the lowest fetishism. Then, with entire- Independence, make a similar map of the moral and Intellectual condition of men. Where there Is the most manhood, the no blest womanhood, the highest moral ity, the best social conditions, the most done for the sick and suffering, the most of all that elevates the peo ple, and brings the greatest happiness these put in white. Darken the shades as these things grow less, till we come to the blackness of the low est savagery. The two maps will al most coincide. Where there is the most Christianity there will be the most that Is good for man. GEORGE A. NEELEY Of Hutchinson, Democratic Candidate for Congress Seventh District. PLATFORM If elected, I pledge my whole en deavor to enact into law the follow ing declaration, of principles: 1st. A Presidential Primary. 2nd. The Initiative and referen dum. ;ird. A national income and inherit ance tax. 4th. A law providing for the re call of all unfaithful public olllclals. 5th. The election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people. tith. An Immediate revision of the tarill downward, and the placing of all trust made-goods on the free list. 7th. The regulation of public ser vice and other corporations by the state and nation, and a strict law prohibiting over-capitalization of the same, providing both tine and 1m prlsonment for the violation thereof 8th. Increasing the powers of the interstate commerce commission so that they shall have Jurisdiction over all Interstate business, including ex press, telephone and telegraph companies. Nth. Amending the long and short haul clause of the Hepburn bill so that the common carrier may not charge, a higher rate for the short haul than for the long haul in the same direction thereby retaining the discrimination against the jobbing centers of the Seventh district. 10th. I believe In the further weeding out of useless ollicials wli.o are parasites upon the body politic; cutting out every graft and reducing the expense of the administration of affairs so that every employee will give a "dollar of service for every dol- ar of pay. 11. 1 believe In the further exten- tlon of rural deliveries, and of furth er federal aid to Agriculture, good roads and irrigation In this district. 12. The government of the United States owes a sacred duty to its de fenders, add I believe each soldier of the Union army Is entitled to a pen sion of one dollar per day during the balance of his lite. Respectfully submitted, GEORGE A. NEELEY. GO TO THE CITY BAKERY Good Thing to Eat. Fresh ever.? day- Apple pies each 15c Peach pies " 13c Apricot pies " loc Mince pies " 15c Gooseberry pies " 15c Chocolate layer cakes " 30c 'Uocoanut " " " 30c Caramel " " " 30c Angel food 20c , Jelly roll 10c Drop cakes per dozen 10c Cookies, lemon vanilla, ginger or molasses per dozen 10c Bread, per loaf ' 5c Bread checks 6 for 25c Rolls per dozen 10c Doughnuts " " 10c Cinamon Rolls " " 10c hone 63 Free delivery to all parts of the city starts at 11 a. in. and 5 p. m. For Rent A good farm, near Liberal, well uiproved 160 acres. 11-24 -It Ellsaesser& Henry $100.00 Reward. I will pay the above reward for the arrest and conviction of any person or persons illegally hand ing, driving off and disposing of or butchering any of my stock. C. M. Light, Liberal, Kansa . Dissolution Notice McCamant & Mathews of the City Meat Market have dissolved partnership. Mr. McCamant tak ing the entire business, and all ac counts are payable to the under- igned. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY Commissioners: County Clerk County Treasurer . Clerk Dlstrlrt Court ItetfWter I eda Uunty Attorney I'ri-tiate Judge Sheriff Surveyor Coroner County Suix-rlnteiulant COUNTY. .1 K r'uest. Chairman 1.1 K Fuest.Chal VV. W. Antrim I Ell Taylor K. !. Coouer Geoive A Hmlth F. S Irwin C W Klnley C. It. Common-) J. W. CumilieU . n. H. Kldson f. O. Trimlle A L Kiilaely Man- KTixld .fud(tc32nl Judicial District, Hon William II. inooinson, address, harden City, Kans. TERMS OF DISTRICT COURT Wednesday after third Tuesday al Aurll Wednesday aftr second Monday of Seutember Wednesday aftersecond Tuesday ot December CITY Mayor Dr. R T. Nichols A. Iv. Stoufer I C. Summers Councllmen Tom Smith .1. E. Oeorice I P. A. Craig Police Judire H W Lane Marshal J. T. Gray Clerk J, Karau Treasurer E.J. Thayer LODGE DIRECTORY. Fargo Lodge No. 300 A. F. & A. M. Stated communications first and third Monday or each month. M. H. FLOOD. W. M. E. 8. IRWIN, See'y. Liberal Lodge 555 a o. a f. Meets every Tnesday nlirht at 8 o'clock. H.W.LANE, E. D. COOPER. Sec'y. Liberal Encampment 144 I. O. O. F. Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday nlirht at 8 o'clock. EARLCOOPKU C. P. FRANK ONH Scrlls-. Liberal Rebekah Lodge 522 I. O. p. F. Meets every 1st and llrrl Tuursday night at 8 o'clock. Inez Prater. N. O. Gertrude Thicrer Sec. Liberal Lodge 283 A. O. XT. W. Meets every 1st and 3rd Mon day nk'hl In the Craig lliiildlug at 8 o'clock. J. I). LANE. M. W. A. W. I'ANKRATZ. Rec. Liberal Chapter No. 104 EASTERN STAR Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month. Mrs. .1. A. BLACK. W. M. Mrs. CHEEK. Secy. Modern Woodmen of Amer ica M. W. A. Meets every 1st and 3rd Mon day nights of each month, at Craig Hall. J .A. BLACK. Consul EZRA SHORB. Clerk. For Bargains in Land Write to Gardner & Shinklc, Liberal, , Kans. HERE! Land For Sale Five, ten, or twenty acre tracts, just outside the Corporation of Liberal, Kansas, at prices and terms that will interest you. FRANK WHEELER, Owner. f If L 1 . mm mm n mn mainv. JJl ivb vl J uui LIBERAL CREAMERY .MS n ni iti "WimI Miuti1 "NiiY ' MiiT num' 'liw' 'mM' '"i ''nam1 mil OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCXOOC3000COCXXXXOOOOi3000CCOCCX:OOOCOOOCO UOHN BURGER Seward County t Complete Abstracts of Title to all Lands and Town Lots in Seward Co. X Office in the Printz Huilding Flume 314. Liberal, Kansas The Royal Nieghbori of America SHORT (iUASS 1,01)1. 15 NO. 42."4. Meets on the 3nd and 4th Til il I. v lays a Cralu hull. Visiting neirllini'sui-o In v let MRS. .I.E. MANX .Orac MRS. LEWIS W V RI). liiiiirl Canton Liberal No. 22 The recular canlon nieetlnirs are held the 2nd R-TjMnl4tJ Thursday of iMM-h II. T). DAVIS.Capt. A. W. I'ANKRATZ. Clerk Victor Hugo Lodge No. 186 K. P. Meets every Wednes day nlirht. Vlsitluir Knlithtsare welcome' S. L. Wrlitht. C. C. L. C. Chamlierlain. K. 8 & of R. MALARIA headache, biliousness, In digestion, rheumatism, pimples, blotches, yellow complexion, ' etc., are all signs of poisons In your blood. These poisons should be driven out, or serious illness may result To get rid of them, use EB Tlieuforo Clack-Draught the old, reliable, purely vegetable, liver medicine. ' Mrs. J. H. Easier, of Spartanburg, S. C, says: " 1 had sick headache, for years. I felt bad most of the time, I iried Thed ford's Black-Draught and now I feel better than when I was 16 years old." Your druggist sells it, in 25 cent packages. Insist on Thedfortfs ) Nichols PHYSICIAN I AND SURGEON SURGEON ROCK ISLAND RAILROAD CO. Office on Kansas Ave., 2d Door South Taylor's Drug Store !A.LKnisleyaSn! I Of fice Over P. O. Res. Phone 180. Office Phone 235 - WRIGHT & BURNS ALL KINDS OF Dray and Transfer Work SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OFFICE PHONE 3.13 BOX COLORADO APPLES $1.25 Idaho Potatoes and Cabbage at Right Prices . XT. SPARKS gj we maise anytning KEATING THE 3 you want that can be made out of Sheet Metal Plumbing A Specialty on E 2nd St TINNER LIBERAL KANSAS If you want to keep abreast of Times on all the Important Topics of the Day SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT $1.50 Per YV S. R. McCamant.