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Offical Cityancf popnty Papey LIBERAL; DEMOG AtSeenSSBfnSJSBBBSBh SeBBBavm . .- A 'READ : THE WANT t :" ADS' TUU TRY A I WANT I j J 1 THIS WEEK J AD J V NEXT WEEK VOLUME XIV. NO. 0. LIBERAL, SEWARp fQlJNTy, KANSAS. FEBRUARY 24, 1921 J. B. MILLER RAT COUNTY OFFIC E ; JUDGE WOULD CHANGE I LAWS OF D7 LIBERAL ATTORNEY IS SCOTT CITY WINS GAME j. PICTURED IN THE. POST , FROM L. H. S. TEAM A" lONSi IE" STILL Ht8 Sheriff and County Attorney Confiscate a Large Amount Of Wines and Still. ,' TIOFAMS WERE IN THE SEARCH Local officers today conducted a Raid, in search of intoxicating liquor ; ijbel ref forts were rewarded by the finding of a large still all steamed up and functioning at the farm of John Base in the north part of the county. Sheriff Nelson and County Attorney X. W. Davis, accompanied four arm ed deputies, vent early this morning to the north part of the county; they went first to the farm home of P. C. Wedel, and armed with search and seizure warrant, they searched the premises of Mr. Wedel; in a cave close t ohis house were found sever al large kegs or .barrels, three of them containing some very fine wines; also they f bund two bottles of ,home made beer at the Wedel place. Mr. Wedel was not at home, and the members of his family stated that he was' now at Halstead, Kas., staying there for a few days with relatives as he is returning from, the tractor how at Wichita. The raiding party, .leaving an armed deputy at the.-We-ilel place to guard the capture, they proceeded at top speed to the farm ikoma of John Base; Base was at "home, and when confronted by the Officers confessed that he was mak ing whiskey; the officers went into the house and there found a large .till Bteamed up and making whls ikey: fa little of the liquor was Just .beginning to run into the bottle set ;io catch the precious fluid; aiso in ' the house were found' three barrels, five eallon jar and a churn full of tmash; preparatory to being placed in .the still lor the completing process. -the officers estimate that there was ,at lpast seventy-five gallons 01 pre nered whiskey mash on the. premises. They found several bottles that had had home brew whiskey in them, but no great amount of the finished prod uct was to be found. Shenll weison ;broueht Base and the still to Liber- jd, together with the receptacles con- iaining the booze. . The wines and beer at the Wedel place were also brought in ; there are about fifty galons of grape wine in the catch, of a very fine and expen sive quality. Sheriff Nelson and County Attor ney Davis are to be commended for their efforts in their splendid catch; "this is the second still to be confis cated in Seward county. Last fall , a "worm" operating on the Correll . place, also in the"north part, of the county was brought in by the sheriff. THREE PRISONERS IN JAIL ALMOST MAKE GETAWAY Tom Woodstock, alleged check artistand two deserters from Port Bliss, almost succeeded in getting away irom tne county jail last night. They had cut an opening in the roof d but for the chance observance frpr&f what was taking place by John Smith, who lives nearby, the men . would likely have gotten away. Mr. Smith immediately . informed the - ahgriff, who. by the way, was out at . tne time t with Mrs. Nelson. They were! found down town and the sher- iff proceeded to. place the men in an i inclosed' cell. '. All of them come up at the district term of court which is to sit -next wtek. -.- :' r e- - GUESTS LIST AT THE SAN FORD . Chicago Juriit Favors New Law Prohibiting Judgei from Grant ; tag Decreet Until Year After i Hearing Case (By International New Service) CHICAGO, Feb. 24. Abolition of the restriction which prohibits re marriage of divorced couples for one year is urged by Judge George Fred Rush, who while sitting on the bench in the divorce branch of the Circuit Court has listened to 2,000 marital cases. , . "I am In favor of the abolition of the restriction which prohibits re marriage of divorced couples for one year," he stated yesterday, "but I am also an advocate of the passage of a more drastic restriction to take its place. "The new law should prohibit Judges from granting a divorce de cree until the expiration of twelve months after the hearing of the evi dence. Any one who parried during th year in which the suit was pending would then be guilty of bigamy and could be punished accordingly. "The legislators should understand that these second marriages amount to nothing less than trial marriages and that upon either of the couples growing dissatisfied it must be an nulled by the counts without the of fenders being liable to punishment. Judge Rash advocates a law mak ing Insanity a valid cause for divorce. Two things he said. were largely re sponsible for the steady increase1 in Count Attorney E. W. Davit, One , Scott City Won a Hard Fought Con. of four Speakers at Big Deino cratic Banquet. Eugene W. Davis, county attor- tet From Liberal by a Score of 27 to 24. Scott City won their second game ney of Seward county, was one of from Liberal yesterday evening On four speakers at the Democratic ban quet in Topeka Tuesday night . The Kansas City Post carried a picture of the Liberal attorney in the Wednes day issue in connection with the write-up of .the banquet. Besides Davis, John H. Atwood of Kansas City, Judge J. R. Beeching of Hutchinson, and Miss Nellie Cline, lady representative of Pawnee coun ty, were speakers. ; DESERT SANDSTORM A "SAHARA" THRILLER It was evening on the Sahara Des ert and Mignon was planning to make the supreme sacrifice to leave her husband free to accept the love of one whom she thought he loved. Then the wind came up carying with it a cloud of stinging sand that ob scured the setting sun. the tall date palms swayed drunkenly, tents were uprooted and adobe walls caved in. The sandstorm swept on its way for hours and the dawning 'sun glared red on the smooth wind-swept sands. The sandstorm is one of the dra matic as wel as spectacular episodes of "Sahara" the big Hodkinson pic ture in which J. Parker Read, Jr, presents that magnetic star, Louise Glaum. The story is from the pen of marita failures childless marriages i the profile C. Gardner Sullivan and and the ability of women to support j the picture . whicn is tne most gor themselves by their own efforts. j Kus production of the year was su- .pervised by Allan Dwan. SPARRING PARTNER Miss Glaum portrays the role of OF SULLIVAN DEAD .Mignon in a way that stamps her as . 'one of the greatest emotional .stars (By International News Service) , of the day. 1 THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. Feb. 24. j 'This picture is .at .the Majestic John, Burke, known throughout ring theatre tonight circles, thirty years ago ,as "Jackie . - nnrnv -trap'fdy Dude," is dead here at the age of, A BOOZE TRAGEDY sixty-four years. Burke was a sparr- I ing partner of John L. Sullivan in the ! letter's early ring career. ITALY WANTS ALL THE Booze has again stained the his tory of Edwards county. It is a Wot neve to' be eraced. , Jim Moss a farmer living north of Greensburg, on the Edwards county line was'shot and also killed by John ' Sturgeon Friday after Mqss had been placed under arrest. Moss had been .watched and finally found guilty of handling booze but it was never as- - I certain ed where he got his. goods to Asks Britain To Set Example To Rest , sel1- Recently two of h sttT0!! DOys went to a corn iieiu iu nuutu corn and found a still. They reported the case to their father who notified the sheriff at Kinsley as the land i was in Edwards county. The sheriff DEMANDS AN INCREASED INDEMNITY 'arrived and arrested Moss.. Moss made some very threatening remarks the Liberal court. The game was ex ceedingly fast at all times. Liberal scored first and at the half the score stood 0 to 11 in favor of the local boys. They held the lead until about ten minutes -from the close of the game. Then. the score was tied for several minutes, and at the close of the game Scott City was able to make two field goals on long shots. The game' was the most exciting ever played on the Liberal court and the outcome of the game was in doubt until the final whistle. Bane was. the High point man on the' Liberal team, and he certainly did some wonderful playing. Engel, at guard, played his old time game and his guarding kept Scott from scoring time and time again. Saturday afternoon Meade comes to Liberal for the second game this season, and in the evening the' girls and boys' teams from Minneola will mix with the L. H. S. girls' and boys' teams. Everyone should be out to these games and help the two teams win. The teams need support now because of the district meet at Pratt and also the state tournament at Lawrence, both of which they expect to attend. The line-up for the Scott City-Liberal game is as follows: LIBERAL, 24 ' G Of The World. Thinks That America Will Follow. (By International News 8ervtae) to Sturgeon it is said and Sturgeon 'nulled his run and shot ' Moss as London, Feb. 24 It became known '. Mna. maAa . threat of violence. today that Great Britain is called up-1 Sturgeon is one of the substantial on to "set an example to the rest of ,,,. of Kiowa COUnty and has the world", by cancelling war debts upheld law and order for years. He owea ner oy itaiy ana r ranee. nnt nuarreisolne and many believe In a note addressed to the allied ; h. ,in be caujtted of the crime- governments tne aemana is maae that Britain take the lead in the can cellation of war debts in the hope that other - countries, particularly America, will follow her course. The specific demand was that It- TO PROTECT WORKERS Miller, f 1 Mahony, f ,1 Bane, c ...6 Engel, g 0 Moore, g '. 1 Highland, 1 0 Harnden, g , .0 Zimmerman f 0 Totals 8 SCOTT CITY, .27 G Barnhart, f 2 Typhault, f .5 Hays, e ..... -S Potter, g 1 Riley,' g ..L. 0 Rector, f .. 0 Hays, c - 0 Totals 11 Referee: Fowler, Plains. ' ' MAYOR WHO GETS 50 CENT SAL ARY WANTS 8,000 PER CENT INCREASE AS WAGE i RE DUCTIONS SWEEP NATION FT ,0 0 8 ,0 ,0 0 0 0 8 FT ;0 I -.0 : 0 0 0 0 F 2 0 2 8 0 0 1 10 F 1 S a a o l 14 DEMOCRATS ARE NOW BOOMING WOOD FOR GOV, Liberal Man a Strong Contender for Place Lett Year, la Being Urged to Run Again. Topeka, Feb. 24. United States Marshal O. T. Wood of Liberal, seems at this time the most likely candidate for governor on the Democratic tic ket at the next election At the meeting of the Democratic club held on 1 Washington's birthday several prospective candidates were brought out, among them the gentle man from Liberal. In the August primaries Mr. Wood was a candidate, but a heavy rain storm In the southwest portion of the state, of Which district he is a resi dent, and is best known, kept hun dreds away from the polls, and he was defeated for the nomination. In the inner circles of the party there is a feeling that Mr. Wood would be a formidable contender and his extensive acquaintance over the state is in his favor. While the race last year was a three-cornered affair, Mr. Wood was at a disadvantage, but with an .even break in the primary he should be successful in winning the nomina tion in 1922. ' ' e , HE REPORTED AT LIBERAL Steve Fairchild, who is a lieuten ant in Battery B, Hutchinson, got out of coming home for the inspection being held this week by getting per mission to be inspected down at Lib era. ''-- ' v " " Lt. Fairchild is at present engineer in charge of the grading gang on the Kansas & Oklahoma road now being built from Forgan to Liberal. He re ported at the inspection of Co. E, 4th Inf., K N. G., at Liberal being attach ed to that company for the inspec tion. Company E, Liberal, which takes the place of Hutchinson's old Co. E in the state's infantry, mustered 96 per cent of its available strength. Hutchinson News WRESTLERS FAILED TO Managerhent TreatedTo Di'sappomtmeBt As Well As Wrestling Fans Of The Country A GOOD MATCH FOR NEXT WEEK. Pratt Union. Mr. Moss is quite well known to a number of Liberal people wno are sorry to hear of his being shot O.) D. Learh, D. M. Farris. W. A. Gray, W. O. 'Fowler, .Mrs. C. B. Mc- CarthneyjE. G; Bryant, G- W. Lewis -O. R. Flanders, H. G. Walsh, W. F. Taylor, J, L Hickle, W H. Warhog, jB. A. Layton, D. S. Fleck, Mr. and i MrsJJalph Grabbs, J. R. McFarlin, J. A. Ogden, W. L. StewarVH-F. Neibeck, and .Scott. City'oJWsketBall : team. V-.'. . ; j v aly's share of German indemnity be increased from ten to twenty per cent ' In the note Italy . makes it plain that she favors cancellation of allied war debts by America notwithstand ing that her share7 in the indemnity settlement may be influenced un favorably by the action. The note promises complications when the German counterproposals are considered, Germany probably protesting against the agreement, al ready made on the ground that the ,aliee are pot United in, their stand, and that action taken, at this . time might not be binding in their divided condition. FROM FAKE PROMOTERS (By International News Service) CHICAGO, Feb. 24. Chicago workers will be protected from fake stock promoters hereafter accord ing to plans of the Better Business Bureau. A keyman unknown to the jempuloyes, will Investigte all un 1 known stocks offered for sale to workingmen. STUDENT SUFFERING FROM STRANGE ILLNESS PRESIDENT WILSON TO HAVE CONTRACT FOR 4 . .. FOUR NEW HOUSES Pete and Bill Farmelf unae eon. tts for the erection of four new fcousee.' Two on North Licoln ve fcue and two $2000 homes In the Beaty Eastland addition. " i (By International News Service) NORTON, Mass.,' Feb. 24. Phy sicians are puzzled over a strange, ill ness resembling the sleeping sickness which has held Miss .Margaret Yele, i smv uriTu uisnmr. i eighteen years od, daughter of -Mr. ; - , i and, Mrs. Wilfred Telle, a student President Will Accompany President I in Wheaten College in Its grip for . Elect on Inauguration Day three weeks. " . ' Is tSated. J The girl has been in a comatose . . j condition yet there are periods when Wasninsrton. Feb. 24. That Pres-Uha nnnarentlv wakes ud only to 'lidernt Wilson VilL ride, to ithe.carjital 1nnn eo-nln mfoi unconsciousness. A with Fresijlent-Elftct Harding. on tne consultation. Of physicians tailed to jIj:,.Vi.i.'-i '""it--"- - i .. - " ' -i - - 1 1 i uajv ui nut inauguration was imku diagnose tne caBe ana a report . iuw at the White House ipday.'f . heen'made tot h State Department mere naa oeen mucn specumMuu oi xieaitn. . , as to the truth of the rumor that Mr. Dr. A. M. Round .the attending Wilson would take part in the inaugu-' physicial said that the girl was suf ration day. ceremonies, and the White ' fering from eye trouble brought oti House statement sets at rest rumors ! from over-study for the mid-year ex to the contrary.'. ' aminations. (Br International Newa Sendee) HOOPESTON, Bis., Feb. 24. With salaries falling every place the Mayor of Hoopeston has just filed a demand for an 8,000 per ,cent in crease in salary and his Aldermen for a 5,000 per cent advance. With 6000 population and: $50,000 in the city treasury the city officials declare they are tired of working for their present stipends. The Mayor now receives fifty cents a, year or nine and six-tenths mills a week and the Aldermen 25 cents a week. They are paid by the year and have no ex pense accounts. The Mayor is de manding $8 a week and the Alder men $5. A resoution embodying the de mands was introduced at the last meeting of the City Council by Al derman Thomas Haas and : adopted without a dessenting vote. As soon si the citizenry heard of it a mass meet ing was held in the Chamber of Com merce rooms. Two former Mayors, I. E. Merritt and William Moore, op posed the demands. ' ''For . forty , years" declared Mr. Moore. "Hoopeston's Mayors have been glad" to serve the people of this commonwealth for 60 cents a year. This resolution , is , indicative of the shocking state of affairs that now obtains in this country; It frould be a wreckless waste of money to ac cede to the demands. These men are dollar mad." Other speakers set forth the "envi able fame gained by Hoopestin as the "Holy: City" "We've never had a saloon here. We have more church going peope than any metropolis of ite' size Jn,, the . world. We have well paved and .clean Streets and hand some homes.. Hoopeston; has never been broke. It now has $5000 in the city treasury" ' Rescue Squad Gave Up Hopes This Morning and Sealed Up Gallery. FIRE BEEN RAGING SINCE YESTERDAY Although the Armory had been seated, the advertising scattered, the seats sold and everyone eager to see the bout, the Guthrie-Olson hiatch was not given last night 1 ' The reason was that the wrestlers failed to put in their appearance, and when the time came to start the match neither were to be seen. ' " Why they were not here is proba bly explained by the following clip ping from Tuesday's Pratt Dairy Tribune: , ' ' All questions as to the presence of Elmer Guthrie of Hutchinson for the , Wrestling bout staged for tomorrow night was set at rest this morning when a letter was received from the Salt City grabber stating that he had been able to make arrangements to be on hand. Previous word from him indicated that it might be im possible for him to make the date here. , Manager Freeman was up in the air lust night at 6 o'clock. He could . get no trace of the , men, and was haunting the hotels ' and rooming l. ...... l .U - . . tJ! registered. Not .being able to locate them he hung to the hope that they would arive in cars in time for the match. He had not cancelled the en gagement and had not received no tice from them they were not com ing, and had no reason to doubt that they would be on hand. The last word. ' he had from them' was to the effect that they would be here and it was that they were hot here. However he . says there will not be a repitition of the occurrence. In the future the wrestlers will be compelled to post a forfeit for their appearance and the fans will, not again be disappointed. Next Wednesday night Tommy Doctor and Kali Pasha will meet again. These men put on one of the best exhibitions ever seen here and , all agreed that it was a genuine battle for supremacy. Kail Pasha fori the former match with a hold of hie own and Doctor says he cannot get it again. Mr. Freeman is of the opinion thai -the coming match will be even better than the first one. WEATHER Fair tonight arid Friday. Some what colder tonight . a 4 . Subscribe for the Democrat now. (By International News Service) DuQuoin, Ills., Feb. 24. All hope for the seven miners Intombed in the mine of the Union Colliers Company, was given up this morning, when res cue squads, realizing that their ef forts were futile, sealed up the gal lery in which the fire had been rag ing since yesterday evening. Men working in the gallery were cut off by the flames, and although efforts were made throughout the night to save them from the fiery furnace, they were unavailing. e EXIDE BATTERY STATION FACES TWO MOVES NOW The Exide Battery station will be moved about the first of March to the building on West Fifth street, 'be tween Kansa sand Lincoln. This will be a temporary location, however, as Walt Khrone will soon begin work on a building 60x100 fet on the lots across the street from the Riggle Bros, grocery store, which will be occupied by the Exide folks as soon as it is finished. This building will probably be ready for occupancy , by May 1st Pans are being made for the struc ture and it Is hoped to have construc tion under way at an, early date. J.L. Biltgens returned the first of the week from an extended trip in the eastern part of the state. Mrs. W. D. Co'neley entertained informally Wednesday night for a few friends. 1 ' :: A. E. Taylor left WedneBdsy for Hutchinson, where he will attend a gtiln dealers' convention. " ' i ..' i . Mrs. A. J. Cure and Mrs. L. B. La master left Wednesday " night for Hutchinson to be gone a few days shopping. . . KEEPING DEBS IN JAIL IS NOT DEMOCRACY SAYS REV. (By International News Service) BOSTON, Feb. 24. "If Milton and Shelley were alive today they would likely be in Atlanta prison with Eugene Debs," declared Rev. D T. W. Holmes of Waltham at a meeting of Baptists ministers.. Dr. Holmes was one of several clergymen to declare - that , Debs should be liberated and that he was being made to suffer for consciene's sake. , "There is an amazing disregard of conscience in democracy today," as serted Professor Woodman Bradbury of Newton .Theological Institute. "This Government surpresses too much. We need an emancipated con science, but we're more likely to get' it from Lincon than from Hard ing. The war has ceased yet war-time legislation Is still in force. There ta . oligarchy all about us in the guise of democracy. W are not showing de mocracy in, keeping Debs in Jan. , ' re i BLUE LAW DRESSES FOR ,CRL STUDENTS SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Feb. . 24 Unless plans suddenly go wrong 600 , girl students of Centra High School will adopt e, uniform dress. '' It will consist of a middy blouse, plain skirt, neither narrow or1 strik ingly short , and heavy stockings. The plan originated with ' Mies Dora Brown gymnasium Instructor. Principal William C. Hill favors any movement tnat eiimin w cessive dress cost and reverts to- for mer decency of. styles. '; ; e- - the city of Cork is one of the 1 greatest butter centers of the world.