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Historical Sociity Ex
Tie Mlberai BoiidDwat
Eighth Year, Numbet 42
LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1915
$1.50 Per Year
FIRST COUNT OX IT
SKVKX DAYS OFF
RKMEMRFR THF, DATF FRIDAV,
JI.1KCH IS, 1915
Votes Will lie Counted and a $10.00
CiolU neon will be Awarded Ijtdy
Having Largest Xiiinber Votes,
liullot Hojc Closes Promptly
at 7:30 o'clock V. M,
The big prize voting contest ia at
tracting more attention every day
and the young ladies and their
friends are working with a vim.
Why? Because they see and appre
ciate the spirit of fairness. We are
offering no bonuses.. In other words
we are not making it possible for
some one of the contestants to come
In at the last minute and get a great
big bonus for holding their votes.
The rules state clearly the number
of votes you can secure by getting
subscriptions either new, renewal or
back, and these votes will not be
changed or added to during the con
test. Every one has an equal chance.
Therefore, bring In your subscriptions
each day and do not forget the mer
The ballot box will close promptly
at 7:30 p. m. on March 12, at which
time the votes will be counted by the
Judges who will award the $10.00 in
gold to the contestant who received
the largest number of votes up to
the first count. Remember the $10
in gold to be given to the contestant
having the highest number of votes
on March 12 Is a special prize. Tt
will In no way effect the standing of
the winner of the contest. A few
contestants thought that the winning
of the $10 would effect the votes for
the piano, but It will not. All votes
found in the box on March 12 will
be included In the final count which
will decide the winner of the piano
and other prizes.
The following names have been
puegested to act as awarding commit
tee and to count the ballots, and if
no objections are offered they will
constitute the committee:
T. A. Tegarden,
R. J. Thayer,
Miss Kate Wright.
Get busy and vote for your choice.
The contest will be conducted souare
lv and no partiality will be shown.
Do it now and help some one reap
the benefits of this liberal offer.
Remember to have your friends
save the merchants' coupons.
The names of the contestants are:
Miss Mildred Hood, Liberal.
Miss Clara Hodges, Liberal.
Miss Velma Keating, Liberal.
Miss Sarah Lane, Liberal.
Miss Mildred Long, Liberal.
Miss Ida Malone, Liberal.
Miss Hilda Spradllng, Liberal.
Mrs. O. L. Light, Liberal.
Misa Mabel Davis, Liberal.
Miss Florence Hockett, Liberal.
Miss Laura Hockett, Liberal.
Miss Eunice Adams, Liberal.
Miss Rita Feather, Liberal.
Miss Letha Willis, Liberal.
Miss Emma White. Hayne.
Miss Flossie Nix, Liberal.
Miss May Webster, Liberal.
Miss Leona Miller, Liberal.
Miss Mabel Granger, Liberal.
Miss Laura Thompson, Hooker.
Mrs. F. O. Fessler, Hooker.
Miss Theresa Hertzog, Hooker.
Miss Edith Fogelsong, Hooker.
Mrs. Mart Cook, Lorena.
Mrs. E. Ennls, Dombey.
Mrs. J. B. Jennings, Dombey.
Mrs. Chaa. Russell, Dombey.
Getting on in
is a theme aa old as the human
race, yet new to each successive
generation. To the mass of men",
from the young man just making
a start on the voyage of an active
life to the man of mature years,
it is a matter of deep and vital
interest. It is of interest to YOU.
First National Bank
We wish to announce that again we have everything in tip-top shape
in MILLINER Y. Think of it, not one old hat carried over, absolutely
everything fresh and new to show you. Our MILLINERY DEPART
MENT is always a very busy one every season. We use it for a big adver
tisement and a leader and that is why our Millinery is always spoken of as
so reasonable in price.
Miss Maude Kellett has charge of this department for this season and
she has some big surprises for the trade. Come in and get acquainted.
New creations coming in every few days. If we can give you a better hat
for the money, we're going to get your business, are we not? That's just
what we intend to do.
Miss Alice Bolin, Liberal.
Miss loia Cude, Liberal.
Miss Phoebe Buckland, Liberal.
Miss Oranda Cross, Liberal.
Miss Gladys Craig, Liberal.
Miss Maude Dobson, Liberal.
Miss Jennie Eddington, Liberal.
Miss Loretta Finley, Liberal.
Miss Ola Farmer, Liberal.
Miss Leila Haller, Lorena.
Miss Zubie Groves, Lorena.
Miss Gladys Colby, Liberal.
Miss Inez Duerson, Dombey.
Ed. Roddy, Pete Nelson and S. D.
McElroy, all of Hooker, passed
through here Monday on their way to
Denver, Colorado, where they will
spc?nd a few months. In the mean
time Mr. Roddy will take treatment
for rheumatism at a sanatarlum
E. D. Cooper, formerly county clerk
of this county, but now at
Downs, Kansas, spent several days
here the last of the week looking
after business matters and visiting
former friends. He wason his return
from southeastern Oklahoma, where
he had spent a few weeks on business.
Lee Got a Big One
Ralph Colvln, manager of the Star
Lumber torn party, got a telegram
from Lee Larabee Tuesday In which
he informs Ralph that a big mount
ain lion lias fallen victim to his good
marksmanship. Lee and Frank
Summers are in New Mexico on a
hunting trip. Here is the message:
Los Vegas, New Mexico.
We got a nine-foot Hon yesterday,
did It with the Savage. Phone
Nettie and the bunch.
Carrie F. Hays
Carrie Florence Eldson was born in
Hancock county, Illinois, on August
5, 1871, and died at Wichita, Kansas,
on February 27, 1915. She had been
ailing for several years and had spent
a greater part of the time in hospitals
and health resorts In hopes of finding
relief, and was in a Wichita hospital
at the time of her death. She was
married to T. A. Hays on December
1", 1894. and leaves a husband and
three sons to mourn her taking a,way.
Mrs. Hays united with the Christ
ian church several years ago, and
lived a consistent christian life. The
body was shipped to Liberal from
Wichita, and Interment was made In
the Liberal cemetarv, Rev. Bolton of
the Christian church preaching the
funeral sermon. Mrs. Hays was a
sister of the Eldson brothers of this
city, and was well known and liked
by the people of the town. The Dem
ocrat Joins the friends of the family
In extending the hand of sympathy to
the bereaved ones.
Change in Time Table
A new schedule for the Rock Is
land went into effect on Monday.
While the new time table will be
more satisfactory general' to those
going to and from Liberal, it will
knock out the 25 minutes fur din
ner and supper heretofore enjoyed by
the passengers of trains No, 1 and 2.
The'new schedule Is as follows: Train
No. 1. arrives at 1:40 p. m. and st.ips
10 minutes; No. 2 arrives at 9:40 a.m.,
and stops only 5 minutes; No. 3
arrives at 11:40 p. m., and No 4 at
0:20 a. m. The two latter trains stop
only 5 minutes each. No. 751, known
as the plug, gets In at 5:20 p. m., and
No. 752 leaves at 1:40 p. m., at the
same time No. 1 arrives. Nos. 1, 2,
3 and 4 will carry dining cars. Tiie
Cimarron hotel Is thinking about
closing Its dining room In the near
future, as the new arrangement of
train service has seriously interfered
with its patronage..
In Their New Location
The Liberal Creamery company has
this week moved Into its new brick
builulnir on Second street -which-was
recently com Dieted. They have a
splendid location and building, and
have apparently built with an eye to
the future. The entire Interior of
the building is kalsomined and the
woodwork Is painted white, which,
with plenty of windows and openings
will furnish all the light needed.
The creamery, Icecream factory and
candy kitchen are now all located In
one building. It Is so arranged as to
keep It sanitary at all times, which
Ljin easily be done with the modern
Improvements installed. The cream
ery business In the Southwest Is
growing by leaps and bounds, and it
won't be long before It takes a lead
ing place among farm products. The
tnwn of Liberal may Justly congratu
late Itself that we have an institution
large enough to keep pace with the
business for many years' to come.
A Big Land Deal
A big real estate deal was consu
mmated recently when A. P. Haynes
bought a section of land from John
W. Baughman, paying 116,000 for the
same. Mr. Haynes recently gold his
half section for 99,000, his reason for
selling being the desire to farm a
larger acreage, which this deal will do,
and at the same time he will own one
of the nicest sections in Seward coun
ty. It is located 3 miles northeast of
town. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes came
here in 14(05, since which time they
have worked hard and made some
thing every year. They will begin
the erection of a modern home at
once on their new farm, and will In
stall all the latest conveniences to
take care of their feed and cattle.
Mr. Haynes was one of those whosold
his wheat early last year, getting
only (ill cents per bushel for. It, but
even at that figure It brought hhn
nearly $11,000, of which 17,000 or there
abouts was clean profit. It Is farm
ers of this type who make a country
come to the front, and we hope there
will be more like him In years to come.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rucker returned
Sunday from their farm In the east
end of Texas county. Mr. Ruckei in
forms us he has 130 acres of the finest
wheat In the world down there, and
the same Is now large enough to pasture-cattle
on. He further states
that those fellows who laughed at
him last fall for sowing wheat In dry
land are now trying to rent part of It
from him for pasturing purposes,
which proves the old saying that "he
laughs best who laughs when there
can be no come-back."
Dr$ Good; Clothing,
Methodists Give Reception
A splendid crowd attended the re
ception given by tne old to the new
members of Die Methodist" church
94 members have been received since
the last reception. White ribbons
were pinned upon all the new memb
ers and everyone was provided with
a card upon which he was to enroll
all the names of the ne members,
the ribbon wearers. After this in
formal acquaintance service the
following program was rendered:
Song, "Old Hundred," Congregation.
Invocation, Rey. W. T. Ward.
Solo, Miss Norman.
Address of Welcome, J. R. Holin.
Response, Dr. J. D. Welch.
Reading, Thelma Keating.
Reading, Flo Wlinmer.
"Looking Hack," II. S. German.
"What of the Future," Ernest Fulton
Reading, Margurlte Falls
Reading, Ada Malone.
Piano Solo, Mrs. C. E. Ames.
After the program the ladles served
me "prudent vaa"s
tt MIS A BANK
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Such a thing as not "having a chance" Is all BOSH
Every man has a chance if he will only TAKE the chance.
Older men with lots of MONEY are looking for younger men
with a little money whom they would like to take Into partner
ship. Nothing can hold down a man with CHARACTER and
money. BANKING your money will build your character. Do
It and have BOTH.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
I CITIZENS S
George Frittz in Town
Geo. M. Frittz of Guymon passed
through town Tuesday, while on his
way to Oklahoma City, where he In
tends to tell the Oklahoma solons a
few things in the way of needed legis
lation they have so far overlooked.
He made us a short call while here
and told us a few things we didn't
know. George's parents moved to
Liberal in 1888, when the town was
just started, and consequently he con
siders this his old stamping ground.
He was educated in the Liberal
schools, and some of our most prom
inent citizens were his classmates at
the time. He finally moved with
his parents to old Beaver county, con
tracted the otllce Itch In 1912, was
elected clerk of the dlstrlc court over
a strong republican opponent, and
was re-elected In 1914 by the largest
majority ever given a candidate in
Texas county. He runs like a scared
rabbit in a campaign, and we know
of nothing that can possibly prevent
his beooming president some day.
George Is a prince among men, such a
fellow as one likes to tie to, and the
town of Liberal should feel proud of
such a worthy son. If he were not
s j confounded modest we would ask
him to write a short history of the
town for publication In the Democrat,
but we figure it would take more urg
ing on our part than we are capable
of performing. Nevertheless, he is a
walking encyclopedia on Liberal's
past, and a good prognostlcator of
Cooking and Sewing School
in Liberal March 15 to 22.
The well equipped basement of the
Christian Church has been secured for
this school and the number of women
who may become members Is 25.
Classes from 9:45 a. m. to noon and
from 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. Cooking In
the forenoon and sewing In the after
noon. The teacher, one of the most
elltclent from the K. S. A. C. at Man
hattan. Expense, $1 35. This covers
the tuition of $1.00 and 35 cents to
help pay her board and room rent
while here. Several women have
joined the class, among whom are
Mrs. Bolton. Mrs. C. W. White, Mrs.
Graves and myself, and members will,
be received up to the 15th. This Is a
chance for the women who can not go
to school to become more proficient la
the art of liomeinaklng and house
keeping. Applications may be made
to me and I shall be glad to get this
class arranged this week.
Minnie J. Gkinstkad.
For good coal call Phone 17.
A 2 horse gasoline engine at $40,00
and freight. Factory terms.
Tiios. W. Gaw.
The Playground Association will
meet at the Council Rooms, Friday.
March 5th at 8 p. m. All members
are urged to be present.
Mrs. 1, F. Welns passed through
here on her return to lnola, Oklaho
ma. She had been visiting her daught
er and other relatives In and around
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