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)'.- Offical City and County Paper " E LIBERAL DEMOCRAT READ THE WANT YOU TRY A i WANT ' ADS THIS WEEK J AD n i . s NEXT WEEK VOL. XIV, NO. U LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KA SAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,1921 Br J. B. MILLER TH OVER 500 HOBOES ' SENT OUT OF CITY tCtt Judge Hubbard Routing The "Weary Willies- In Court These Days. ' ; ' TVER FIVE HUNDRED CASES III KONTH A reporter for the Democrat In terviewed Justice T. W Hubbard this morning, and learned that his court had been, an active place during the Y onth in which he has been in office; Judge Hubbard reports over fifty- fve cases, including ordinance viola tions of all kinds; gambling, drunks, liquor violations, disturbing the peace, deserting families, traffic violations, and several other crimes against the city. These fifty-five cases have been hose tried and disposed of according to law. The city officials have picked up ad caused to move on, or fined and fut to "work 'on. the streets, over 500 hoboes. ' ' ' .'. At on time, thirty-eight were put cut of the city at one time. Judge Hubbard says that many of these sen are hardened criminals, but nothing could be nroveii acalnut them here, and thev could onlv be nut to work or sent out of the citv. He ays that in talking with them, he; has found that Liberal is known from . Chicago to the west coast by the criminal hosts, as being a city where ey can't get by, and as a rule, those , contemplating crimes, pass Liberal ; Liberal has a fearless set of of-1 ieials men who are impartial and , smafraid. The court records prove Ms, and . when one stops to think about the matter, we have suffered bo serious crimes like nre going over ' country at this time, in the way W WmW VUI'.'J K V IUIB llllllj, .11 111U IT 1 . W hold-ups and robberies. This fa doe to the vigilance of the police aid he did not know the night that ..i . . ,?. . aomething might be committed, as; I -jit. v v the country was overrun vith hoboes rf more or less doubtful character, J and robberies are being committed ; . ,We may thank the officials for the are they have taken and so far have protected the city, and perhaps they will be able to ward off any attacks at robberies that may be planned by he outlaw bands which are operating cast of us. ', V ' THE QUARANTINE AT, SCHOOL . . RESULTS IN BETTER GRADES - The three weeks quarantine has resulted in many things favorable . for the students, not only in health . conditions, more sleep and less run- : Ming around nights, but a marked . improvement in class work, accord- ' ing to a report of one of the city teachers.. ' ' The , every - day grades have ' climbed higher for many pupils and better recitations and, interest is shown, in the school work. : The children being unable to spend "the evening down town, or in nightly gatherings anywhere, they have set tled down to study a little, which " "een read recognized by the " . i ' , . HINDOO VENGEANCE HITS FREE LOVE ENTHUSIAST The vengeance of a Hindoo, whose bride had been wronged,' la realized when he stabs to death Royal Bloa- din; exponent of free love and mem ber of Greenwich Village's elect, bringing to thrilling climax 'Anita Stewart's latest First National Pic ture,! 'Harriet and the Piper," which Is being shown 1 at the Majestic to night Miss Stewart plays the part f Harriett Field, a small town girl, who is delqded' into, going through V s. free love marriage with Blondin. She escapes from him after the eere ' atony,, and the tragic end of the per ' Idious Blondin results in real hap- pines for" Harriet. ' THE FLAG POLE ON . , i POSTOFFICE IS FIXED The flag pole on the postofflce "vbofldSn Vina flMr) MnaiM T w , ely to fall yesterday, . when the wind whipped the flag with so much force that the already .weakehed splicing of the pole, almost gave way. PRAIRIE OIL ft CAS CO. SURVEY PIPE LINE IN Claim of local oil men that Ama riljo has th greatest gas field in the, world are being accepted as true all over the country as is evidenced by the following from the Los Angeles Times: "Leasing activity in New Mexico has slowed up considerably of late, according to reports, due to, the gen eral financial depression and natural reaction from the excitement of a year' ago, when the independent operators and some of the large com panies from Oklahoma and, Texas first entered the - state and began blocking off for drilling locations. 1 "Drjlling activity, however, espe cially on the part of the stronger companies ,as the Ruby Oil company, which is ' controlled by the Danzier interests of Los Angeles, and the Na tional Exploration company, anoth er'concem closely allied With the Un ion of Delaware, is being pushed en ergetically. Reports from the Seven Lakes field are that the Danzier con cern is making rapid progress with three shifts at work. The' National Exploration Company has rigs in Lin coin, De Baca, Chavez andt Eddy counties and an equipment yard at Roswell, which looks like an oil-well mercantile company. , In Quay county the Standard Pe troleum company is down over 1,600 feet and headed directly for the thir- 1 ty-foot oil sand which were encoun. tered in McGee well No. Tat 2,300 feet. The latter is now pulling cas ing preparatory to shooting, i "One of the companies for which Ralph Arnold of this city, is consult ing geologist,' has officially reported a flow amounting to fifteen barrels per day of high gravity when put on the pump. "While Xos Angeles, capital has en tered (New Mexico in considerable volume by far the majority of activ ity there is on the part of Oklahoma and Texas .interests. The . existence of the largest known gas field in the - - . ! worm a. Ammruio, xexas, on . w Mexico-Texas line, is accepted by geologist a; indicating the existence . " in the vicinity. One refinery is al- ... . . , t ready located at Tucumcari, New . ... . . MexlC0 nd J '! company, Standard Od subs.diary, nlna li'na Inf a Tia inm iifv. While there is drilling activity in nearly ev ery county in the state and oil-bearing formations and seepages are scat tered very generally over the state,) the first production oi volume is ex pected in the Eastern part of the gas field mentioned above." NORTH OIL DERRICK BEING SET IN PLACE Bangs Bros., who have, been mov ing the Seward County Oil A Gas Company derrick to a new location, have completed the moving job,' and are now making the final adjustments and within a few days the company will be spudding in. The derrick was moved fifty feet east of the former location. Casing and all equipment are on the grounds, and this time the well is started, it is expected that nothing will interfere' with the prog ress of the drilling until oil is struck. THREE OPERATED ON FOR APPENDICITIS Frank Bozarth of route A, Miss Parsons of near Guymon, and Miss Lena Hanner were operated on ' for appendicitis this morning at a local hospital. .A11 are doing aa well as could be expected at this time. RUNAWAY ON KANSAS AVENUE . A farm team became frightened on north Kansas avenue this morning and ran away, breaking loose from the wagon and coming down Kansas avenue, turning at ,th postofflce corner east, where they were stopped. They did no damage. " , i. g. AULT HAS ' TWO MORE GOATS. J. G. Ault, who is making a hobby of Swiss goats of the Togenberg va riety, recently received two more which he has added to the flock in the north part of , the city. This makes six.' , ' ; Motorists report the east and west roads -over -the .southwest still very muddy in spots from the recent snow storms. ' The north and south roads arc In fair shape. ' (, ' CALLOWAY QUEEN FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON The fuueral of Calloway Queen, who died suddenly Friday morning, was held at the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, and interment made in the Liberal cemetery. The Rev. E. A. Henry couducted the ser vices.' ,. Mr. Calloway was 88 years old, 4 months and 21 days.' He was born September. 22, 1882, in Texas. He was a prosperous farmer living in the Lorena neighborhood,' where he had a beautiful home. He leaves a wife and three ' children ' a mother and other relatives. ' ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING CAUSE LOSS OF BOrS TOE Homeri Peterson, age 14, elder son of Rev. Peterson, presiding elder of this M. E. District, accidentally shot himself Saturday evening. - Homer had been hunting all after noon and was returning home when he met some of his schoolmates stopped to talk with them he placed the barrel end of his shot gun on his foot, thinking the safety lock on, while talking he accidentally pulled the trigger and the gun exploded tearing away one of his toes' and bad ly lacerating the others. Doctors were called immediately and from latest reports Homer is doing fine. Hook er Advance ' " , . MRS. B F. HOUSEMAN On February 8, 1921, death again visited us and claimed for its victim our friend and neighbor Mrs. B. F. Houseman. Mrs. Houseman before her marri age was Miss Laura Elizabeth King our, and was born April 6, 1883, in Jackson county, Missouri. Here she grew to womanhood and was married to B. F. Houseman February 16, 189.6 aged, 38 years 1 month and 8 days. To this happy union were born 8 children .4 boys and 4 girls, all are living and all were with her when the end came except Willie, who was on visit to his grandparents in Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Houseman moved from Missouri to Beaver county, Oklahoma in 1911 where they have resided ever since. Mrs. Houseman was converted and joined the friends church where she lived a godly, consistent christian life. She will not only be missed in the home but in the church, Sunday school, prayer meeting and preaching services in the neighborhood as well. She was a good neighbor, always ready and willing to do whatsoever came up to do. ' The writer has only known her a short time but truly I can say of her I will never forget her trentleness and kindness. She would keep y our love as she had won it by thousands nameless ways. As she went to her home in Heaven she went with a smile on her face and left the consoling testimonial that she was going Home to Glory. On Febru ary 8, 1921 about 1:30 p. m., attthe Morrow hospital, Liberal, Kansas, Mrs. B. F. Houseman left this world of pain and sorrow. We cannot help but ask why she should be taken away, yet we know that the one who said: "Come up higher," makes no mistakes, and the halo of his triumph entrance into the mansion above makes the brightness more .bright Funeral services were cnoducted by Rev. B. C. Perry at Appleton. In terment took place in the Appleton cemetery. A Neighbor. GORMAN'S STORE HAS SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS The ready-to-wear department' of Gorman's store has recently been re decorated and a heavy, new rug plac ed on the floor. The room is at tractively arranged and Mrs. Dobson, who if in charge, has been busy this week, marking and hanging the new spring goods, of which there . is a large and handsome assortment. Among the house wear, are the new unbleached porch aprons, which arc trimmed with bright color designs in in flowers an'dpattern designs., 1 , OILY IKE AGAIN. In the spiring the Ole Man's fancy . Swiftly turn to thoughts of oil As he seeks an early respite From the wprry ,and the toil. . Mr. and Mrs. L Greenberg,' who are in Cincinnati this week, ' buying goods for the store, expect to return home by the last of the week. ' They will go on to CHlcago and other points before coming borne, -. v. SHIPPED OUT TWO CARS OF BROOMCORN MONDAY Mr. Potter,' broomcorn buyer, shipped out two cars of broomcorn Monday afternoon. The brush is moving slowly these days the price still ranging around the $50 and $60 mark. There is considerable more to be marketed but farmers, are holding for better prices, which is doubt ful, according to the buyers informa tion. " G, M. BRADBURY SELLS PRO DUCE BUSINESS TO COLLINS. On Account of Wife's Jiaalth D.cid ed Not to Locate Hera. G. M. rBadbury, who bought the Collins Produce company last week, sold the business to Collins again, who is in charge. Mr. Bradbury was obliged to let go of the concern as his wife was unable to stand the alti tude here, according to the report of physicians. Mr. Collins, who has had the busi ness for some time and made many friends and. built up a good trade, will be welcomed in the commercial circles of the city and will continue to deal wit hhis patrons as he has in the past. FLAG MAST IN POSTOFFICE ABOUT TO FALL. IS The flag mast ou the postofflce building is about to tumble over. It has a decided bent toward "the pave ment and should be , fixed before someone is struck and hurt. The break appears to be where the pole is spliced. ' THE KANSAS WHEAT HAS NO INSECTS OR DISEASE . TOPEKA, Feb. 16. The Kansas winter wheat crop is not suffering from insects or disease such as was reported last wenk, from other parts of the nation's winter wheat belt, says the weekly crop report issued today by the state board of agricul ture. The Dream Electrolyt Co., manu facturers and distributors of a bat tery solution, state they are shipping their product to twenty-five counties, in Kansas, a few fpi Colorado, Okla homa and Iowa, they are starting the preliminary work of a large factory perhaps in St. Louis and a distrib uting point in each state with Hutch inson in mind for Kansas Hutchin son Gazette. H. W. Magruder returned Monday from a several days busines strip to Kansas City and other eastern points. The Frank Grey home is under quarantine for scarlet fever, the lit tle son, Mack, having the disease. Mrs. Chas. McQuillan and Mrs. Trindle. were over from Hugoton, Monday, on a shopping tour. . - Mrs. Vivian Hawkins arrived on No. 2, Monday, and went to Forgan to visit her brother. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mann left Monday for Kansas City to attend a Motormen's convention. i Elbert Edwards and W. E. Wilson left on No. 2 Monday to attend Grand Lodge at Wtohita. Mrs. Ludina Robinson is' enjoying visit from her brother, who lives in Kansas City. BORN To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carson on Tuesday, February 15th, toy. Dr. Ben H. Day was Hugoton this morning on sional visit. called to a profes- Mrs. R. T. 'Correll of Perryton, Texas, is at a local hospital for treat ment. ..." G. H. Boyles of Boyd, Oklahoma, was transacting business in Liberal Monday. Dr. A. H. Morrow made a trip to Tyrone, Ematon and Hooker Monday. The Quillan family of Hugoton, Were shopping in Liberal Monday. . W, O. Nelson made a business trip to Kismet Monday 'afternoon. W. B. Lowe was up from Tyrone on business Monday. ' A WONDERFUL MIRAGE , OBSERVED THIS MORNING A. K. Stoufer called attention to ! a wonderful mirage this morning at about 8 o'clock, in the north, where the breaks of the Cimarron rose above th ehorizon, and were as plain as if but on the edge of town. The ranch homes were also distinctly and especially the farm home ,of Chas. Sealy was as clear as if on Kansas avenue. It was an unusually beauti ful mirage and several people saw it. The distance to the river is 14 miles an dthe Sealy home 8 miles. DON'T LEAVE' CLOTHES ON THE DOORSTEP. This morning about 7:45, as a re porter for the Daily Democrat was passing a downtown clean clothes es tablishment, a big, lively dog walked up to the doorway and seeing a man's suit of clothes lying there, started off with them, dragging the trousers, coat and vest along the street, and finally strung them mong the pave ment in a more or less dirty condi tion. The clothes had evidently been left for the cleaner, but had there not been someone to stop the dog, a good suit of blue, might have been missed for good and all and all manner of misunderstanding resulting from its strange disappearance. TWO FORDS COLLIDE NORTH OF THE CITY Two autos collided 11 miles north of town, last night, on the hill just this side of the river. The crash of the two cars resulted in a badly mashed Ford, aud it was necessary for the one car, still intact, to return to the city for repairs before the other could be put in shape to run. That hill is a dangerous place and especially at night, when it is dark. The occu pants of the cars were unhurt. A letter has bean received from Pete McFarlnd, who is in a hospital at Alton, Ills. He underwent an op eration last week and is at the pres ent time getting along very nicely. His many friends hope for a speedy recovery. The Liberal Oil & Supply company is having a painting on the exterior this week. The addition recently put on has never been entirely finished and the finishing touches are being done at this time. The People's Cash grocery had an unusually attractive window Satur day, it being a display of groceries and goods, representing the stock of the store. Miss Lena Hanner was operated on at a local hospital Tuesday morn ing for appendicitis She 1 getting along as well as could be expected. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Biltgen, who have been in New York and ' other eastern points this winter, returned home Thursday evening. , I have a good six-cylinder auto and some cash to deal for a quarter sec tion of land H. M. Goss, Liberal, Kansas. Phone 121. ws-w Mrs. Harry Malone, who has been in Hutchinson, shopping and visiting with friends for a few days, re turned home Monday night . H. R. Knotts, city engineer, left for Montezuma, Garden City, Hutch inson and other points Monday, on a several days' business trip. The wind was so strong today that it blew a car from the center of the street onto the sidewalk on Kansas evenue. , Mr. and Mrs. Neer reurned Monday from the eastern part of the state, where they were called by the death of a relative. - Mrs. Bertha Harkness of near Mos cow, left Monday for Byers, Kaa., for a short visit with relatives and friends. . Mr. Craig of the Hippie Grain Company, is expected hoffle today, from a short business trip to Kansas CKy. A number of Liberal young peo ple attended a dance near 'Lorena, Monday night All report a good time. . ' . v .-; - . '; Born to Mr. and Mr, Harry Car son February 14, a boy. DR. JONES DIED IN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY Has Been in Poor Health For Some Time.. InCalifornia for , That Reason WAS INTERESTED INHOSPITAL HERE Dr. Thos. A. Jones died in Califor nia Friday morning, after having been in poor health for the past sev eral years. Although gradually failing. Dr. T V ' t . - . j ones ciung tenaciously to his busi ness life, and realizing that he was growing weaker all the time! he " was loath to give up his practice. Finally, Mb condition became sol serious that he decided to go to Cali fornia in the hopes that he would im prove, but the change did not work the relief that he .expected and he passed away Friday morning. Dr. Jones was at one time engaged in practice here, and while' he re moved his home to Hutchinson, he was interested in the Liberal hospital and made weekly visits here while he was able. - Arrangements fof the funeral have not been made as yet, but it is ex pected that he will, be burled in Hutchinson. ' Dr. F. W. HuddleBton of the Lib eral Hospital, went to Hutchinson , on No. 2 this afternoon to assist in the arrangements. GUYMON TO BUILD FINE , HOME IN SAN DIEGO. CAL. E. T. Guymon does not intend giv ing up his residence in Hutchinson, even in the face cf increasing inter ests in California. The local capital ist has purchased a fine site overlook ing the harbor at San Diego, for a winter home. He received word Sat-1 urday from San Diego, that wor would be ' started soon ' on his fine new 70-foot , yacht. Mr. Guymon left Saturday morn ing for California but stated that he wouia scop enroute lor a day or two at both Liberal and Guymon, Okla homa. At Liberal he is invited to take part in a coon hunt on the Pala Dura river. ANOTHER GOOD PICTURE TOMORROW AND THURSDAY Manager LeMonnler of the Majes tic theatre says he has another good picture for Wednesday and Thursday nights, it being Mary Miles Minter in "Cumberland Romance." , Next Monday and Tuesday the pic ture will be unusual in that it will have no subtitles. It is a First Nation al attraction featuring Charles Ray in "Peaceful Valley." STAYING BY HIM. The other1 day, L. V. Gardner, president of the ' Law and Order League, signed a complaint against alleged violators of law. This is not a personal affair, but the affair of many, Mr. Gardner has a wall of grim faced men and courageous wo men supporting his acts in the effort . to stop the flagrant violators of the - gambling and bone-dry law. BUCHFINK SHOE SHOP MOVING TO NORTH KANSAS The Chris. Buchflnk Shoe Repair shop, which is now in the hands of Atty. Sawyer, trustee, was moved from the Stamper building this morn ing, to the little building on North -Kansas avenue, just south of Perry : Ruest's Novelty Works. The shop will be open for bosiaiss at once, and the machinery Is being installed .as fast as workmen eaa do the work. PARTY LIBERAL MEN ENJOY COON HUNT Lee Larrabee, J. E. George, Joe Bryson, J. T. Newby, John Moss, Chas. Taylor, Bill Hunter, L. L. Hol land, and R. E. Colvin drove to Hol land' ranch, 25 miles southeast, last night for a coon; hunt, and returned with three co6ns. The dogs lost sev eral when the animals hid in the rocks along the creek, butthe party feel jubilant over capturing three. - c 1 ' . Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Russel returned, to their home in Dalhart Monday ev ening after a short visit with Mrs. Pete McFarland.