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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17.
Il ,Wialtl4llUll,,IM.lWlMMlWillil.i.ilt. GLADYS BUTCHER r MILLINER Regine Hats Ready-Made Dresses " Ladies' and Children's Clothing SMITH-BELL COMPANY LANDS, LOANS, , ABSTRACTS, INSURANCE of. Hugoton . CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $30,500 No deposit too small and none too large or us to handle and ap-. predate.. Every courtesy ex tended to the 'patrons Of this bank consistent with,' good banking. When, 'you are in Hugoton come in and get acquainted with us. , , Member of Federal Reserve System BEAUTY PARLOR - Madam Elinore Miller's . ' .Toilet Articles Hugoton - - - Kansas R.L. Smith CFBell Hugoton, Kansas tiie ltrerat; DEMOCRAT "t The First National Bank We Sell Gas at Station Price Also Pure Pennsylvania Oil LetJJs Fill You Up HUGOTON AUTO COMPANY Hugoton, - Kansas V The Western' Lumber Company (The Most Complete Stock of HARDWARE, LUMBER AND IMPLEMMENTS In the territory ; Leonard II. Smith, Manager Hugoton, Kansas The Home Mercantile Company DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE Phone 5 Hugoton Kansas HUGOTON EQUITY EXCHANGE GRAIN Flour. Feed, Coal, Posts Owned and operated, by the far mers in the interest of all produ cers. We offer market price and a square deal every day in the year. v ED JONES, Manager R. L.. HARRIS The Only Pool Hall in Town CIGARS - TOBACCO Fountain in Season A Pleasant Recreation Parlor j t R. L. HARRIS, Prop. IIAMBY HOTEL AND CAFE ' ' ,N ' ' . Nice Clean Rooms' 4 ' Regular Meals and Short Orders 1 Commercial and Traveling Men's Headquarters ' Miss M. "A. Clifford; Proprietor fib n 1 ,J- County Seat of Stevens County Hugoton. Kansas Is one 6f the oldest towns in the Southwest in point of years, yet in conditions one of the youngest. Just how long apro Huiroton was founded is not 'of so much importance as how the town has progressed since thnt time, and the future in store for that enter prising: little city. - ' . Hucoton is the county seat of Stevens county, one of the very .best agricultural districts in' the South west. For years Hugoton .was an inland town, and in spite of this handicap came to be known as one of the good towns of the countrtr. And then one day abbut six years ago the Santa Fe built a railroad into the town and since that time Hugoton has taken on a different aspect. People who, prior to this time re-, frained from locating there because of lack 'of rail road facilities, were now glad to take their place in the business life of the town and for several years the growth amounted to almost a boom. However, not only did the town grow, but the fer tile acres so long idle were more inviting to the settler and Gradually the prairies were broken up and trans formed into waving fields of wheat, kafir, milo. broom corn and other crops which are known as sure pro ducers in this section. A good classof farmers came to settle up the country and they have produced good crops, built up good farm homes and helped make the town the good place it is today known to be. And it would seem that the future holds still great er benefits for Hugoton. The Kansas & Oklahoma railroad is surveyed throueh the town. This road runs from Forgan. Oklahoma, where it connects with the Katy. to the Colorado line west of Hugoton. and it is 'expected it will eventually build to Trinidad. Considerable steel has been laid on the line out 01 Forgan. and the connections have been made with the Rock Island at Liberal. This will give Hugoton ser vice over the Katy. the Rock' Island and the Santa Fe and is going to open up to the town a lot of new trade territory that will .attract settlers and bring new people and new businesses to the town.' ' The different lines of busines are well represented in Hugoton while the town has' excellent schools, churches, lodges and societies. In fact the town is a live, wide-awake little city in every way a good place to live, and a liner bunch of people would be hard to find. Anyone looking for a location would do well to investigate the possibilities offered here If a farmer who wants a home where he can make money from the sou. or an mvestor desiring to put money into land which will erow in value Stevens count v is a rnnd place to find it Any banker, business man or real estate man will be dad to eive information ennreminer the city and county They are all boosters and will give you the facts you wat The 'firms who bought space to put this write-up into print are advertising on this sheet. They are boosters for the town and realize that it takes fain treatment to .hold trade and they will give you a square deal II you will give them your business. The First National Bank of Hugoton was estab lished in the county seat of Stevens county in 1907, and is one of the strongest financial institutions in the Great Southwest. The bank was nationalized in 1918, and at the present time has a combined cap ital and surplus of $30,500. This financial institu tion hns enjoyed theconfidence of its patrons through its efficient banking methods and courteous treat ment. Its officers and directors have always identified themselves with every progressive movement for Hugo- ton and Stevens county, and in a very conspicuous way have lent their energies, time and money in the building up pf the Great Southwest. The character ui tin lusuiuuun 01 mis iuiiu is always reneciea through its officers and the men' back of this enter prise have used their influence in every avenue for the betterment of its customers and the people of Hueo ton and Stevens County. The Smith-Bell Company. R. L. Smith and C. F. Bell, have resided'in Stevens county for over 35 years. Mr, Smith was formerly county treasurer of Stevens county, and Mr. Bell is at present county clerk. Both are well acquainted with conditions and values in the county and are in excellent position to serve those who desire information in regard to farm lands or ranches. They do a general real estate business, make farm lonns, prepare abstracts. and write insur ance. They will give you a square deal.. The Hugoton Auto Company is one of the live firm's of the town. They have a nice building and do a rushing garage business, sell oil, gas, tires and acces sories. They are the Ford agents for Hugoton' and carry a complete line of Ford repairs. Give them a call , Th,e Western Lumber Company has one of the larg est' and best equipped yards in the southwest. They have immense lines of, Hardware, "Implements. Posts, Lumber, Conl, Harness and chinawnre. i They feature the International line of Implements, and have com modious buildings to handle car shipments of the dif ferent lines. Leonard. H. Smith is the local manager pt the business, and is a courteous, efficient, manager. - ' v '- ) The Home Mercantile Company .has been in business two and a half vears. The comilanv i incorporated ' for $20,000, fully paid-up. They carry big lines ot UTy Lrooas, groceries, iiuuuns nnu jem.s f uriiisu- ings. A branch store is conducted' at Feterita, Kan sas. Their tock is the largest in the city and they enjoy a wonderful trade, i V ' t ' The Hugoton! Equity Exchange was organized by home people about four years ago, and has enjoyed a good business almost from the start. They handle Grain, Flour. Feed, Coal and Posts, and give the best of service and courteous treatment at all times. R. L. Harris conducts the only pool hall in Hugo ton, and has a nice, clean recreation parlor, where one may spend a pleasant hour. ' He carries good lines of cigars and tobaccos, and conducts a soda fountain in the warm season. Visitors are courteously welcomed. The Hamby Hotel and Cafe is the pride of Hugo ton No town in the country the size of Hugoton, boasts such a well-kept, well-managed hotel. -The rooms are clean and well-furnished, the meals excel lent and service ' unsurpassed. The business is now under the management of Miss M. A. Clifford, for ..merty of St. Louis, an experienced lady in the hotel business, and the patrons are always pleased. ' Gladys Butcher conducts 'an up-to-date millinery parlor in Hugoton. and also has a good line of ladies' ready-made, dresses, ladies' and children's clothing. She conducts a beauty parlor in connection, and han dles the Madam Elinore Miller toilet preparations. The Regine Hats are featured in her millinery stock. J. B. Porter started in .the hardware business' in 1916, purchasing the business from Guy C. Kimzey. In 1918, he erected a modern brick building. Branch ing out into the implement and tractor line; he in creased the business until he has the most complete and up-to-date Btock of hardware and implements in the southwest. He has the agency for the Rumley tractors and separators, and does a large business in this line. Hugoton can boast of having in the Por- ter Hardware Company, . an establishment equal to any metropolitan concern. v ' When the Santa Fe built into lugoton, the T. M. ' Deal Lumber Company started a yard there. That was in February, 1913. This is not a corporation, but is owned individually by T. M. Deal, C. F. Shafer being manager of the yard. ' They carry a big stock of Lumber, Hardware, Building Material and Coal, and are known as one of the substantial firms of the city. v The Hugoton Hotel is conducted by E. C. Biindy, and is another of the popular business concerns of the city. Guests at the Hugoton Hotel have no cause to complain with the rooms, meals or service, for Mr. Bandy is painstaking in every way,, and makes a great effort to please his patrons. The Cash Auto Company does a general-auto busi ness, has a good stock of tires and accessories. They are agents for the Dodga. Bros., Hudson and Essex cars. They now occupy a new building, 80x140 feet, one of te largest in the southwest. C. B. Stockstill and Alex Toot have been residents of Stevens coun ty for many years, and are. among the most substan tial men of the county. - ' Mills Brothers conduct a first-class grocery' store. They were engaged in farming until about a year ago, when they purchased the Homan stock, and took over -the business. They were successful farmers and are y showing the same inclination in the grocery business. " They have a nice stock and are doing a good business. I ' ""' - The Porter Drug Company 'was organized 14 years ' ago by F. B. Porter, Jr. For many years' the com pany has enjoyed a steady growth, and today it is known as one of the best firms in the city. They treat their patrons courteously, carry standard unes and attribute their success to their patrons whom they , wish to thank for their progress. ' MEET AT PORTER'S -, Why Be Discouraged ' , . Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday, and while every day brings its ups and downr every valley to which we descend is followed by a climb to the heights beyond. The present wave, of financial depression cannot last. We can boast of the grandest country on the face ot the earth with the wealth of the world to our credit, with foreigners from all nations scrambling for admittance to our shores and with food supplies in abundance re. feed all domers. At the peak of highjirices our counrty was" overstocked with manufactured, products. This sui plus is rapidly being consumed, and sooner than we expect, the highest speed will be required to make up for lost time and we shall be in another era of ,, prosperity. .. . . .'; ' , " ; ' . All we Jack ia confidence in our Creator and our fellow man to. start the commerciaTtpenduluin in the right direction, and if each' does his bit we shall start forward with t the alow bat irristlble force necessary in all great and. grand movements. .''.' ' 4- THE PORTER DRUG COMPANY ! v . ' The Hexall Store .. ..;V- J. B. Porter HARDWARE IMPLEMENTS HARNESS De Lavel Cream Separators Maytag Multi-motor Washing" Machines and Rumley Tractors Motto: QUALITY SERVICE - r T.M.DEAL Lumber Company for r LUMBER ' . -" CEMENT , , DOORS SASH , GLASS PAINTS oils SHELF HARDWARE . COAL ' , ETC. See Us for Prices and' Quality Hugoton - - - - Kansas THE HUGOTON HOTEL Nice Rooms Regular Meals The Traveling Men's Home . C.E.BUNDY,Prop. , Hugoton, - Kansas CASH AUTO COMPANY - ; General Repairi ft g . Agents for Essex, Dodge Bros. and Hudson Cars Complete Line of Accessories All Work Guaranteed C. B. Stockstill and Alex Toot, Props- Hugoton, Kansas . MILLS BROTHERS GROCERY Always a, Complete Line of fresh and Staple Groceries We" follow market conditions as . prices go down - "' . ' ; MXS BROTHERS GROCERY iiugoton, Kansas ;