THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17.
Ready-Made Dresses "
Ladies' and Children's Clothing
LANDS, LOANS, ,
. 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
- Madam Elinore Miller's . '
Hugoton - - - Kansas
tiie ltrerat; DEMOCRAT "t
We Sell Gas at Station Price
Also Pure Pennsylvania Oil
LetJJs Fill You Up
HUGOTON AUTO COMPANY
Hugoton, - Kansas
Western' Lumber Company
(The Most Complete Stock of
In the territory ;
Leonard II. Smith, Manager
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
ED JONES, Manager
R. L.. HARRIS
The Only Pool Hall in Town
CIGARS - TOBACCO
Fountain in Season
A Pleasant Recreation Parlor
R. L. HARRIS, Prop.
IIAMBY HOTEL AND CAFE
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Nice Clean Rooms'
Regular Meals and Short Orders
1 Commercial and Traveling
Men's Headquarters '
Miss M. "A. Clifford; Proprietor
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
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.
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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
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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.
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.
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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
De Lavel Cream Separators
Maytag Multi-motor Washing"
Machines and Rumley Tractors
' . -" CEMENT ,
' , ETC.
See Us for Prices and' Quality
Hugoton - - - - Kansas
THE HUGOTON HOTEL
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,
Hugoton, Kansas .
MILLS BROTHERS GROCERY
Always a, Complete Line of
fresh and Staple Groceries
We" follow market conditions as
. prices go down -
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MXS BROTHERS GROCERY
iiugoton, Kansas ;
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