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,ca - f , Of fical City and County Paper i Tread the THE LIBERAL RAT YOU TRY A I IV1NT ' : WANT r ADS 1 THISWEEK J AD NEXT WEEK VOLUME XIV. NO. 38. LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS, MARCH 10, 192L J. B. MILLER DEMOG i - lli THE DEATH PENALTY , 1 ", ; Fvnartc Hwn Rppn Pallprf Rw Thp . UJiei tt naiB BCCII UflllCU UJ IMG Prosecut'on To Aid In Murder Case CLARA SAYS SHE LOVED JAKE H Ail OH Br International Newa Service) , Ardmore, Okla., March 9. Prose . cution will not ask death penalty if Clara Smith Hamon is convicted of slaying Jake Hamon, oil king It was learned today. Experts have been called by the prosecution to prove it was impossible for the automatic pistol from which the fatal shot was fired, to have gone off unless the girl pulled the trigger. Defense will have experts to dispute this on the even of the trial. The girl is said to have said: "It has been no triumph for trie after ten years I have spent with him. I had no legalities to bind me to the man I loved. It was just an affinity." ST. ANDREW'S GUILD. TheSt. Andrew's guild will meet at the home of Mrs. T. W. Gaw Fri day afternoon at 3:00 p. m. All members are requested to be pres ent EDWARDS-M'CULLEY. Miss Stella Edwards and Mr. Lee IfcCulley, both of Liberal, were mar ried March 4th, at the office of the probate judge. Both the young peo ple are well known to Liberal peo - pie, and the best wishes of all go with them for a long and happy mar ried life. - MANY NEW BUILDINGS PLANNED THIS SPRING According to the contractors, there twil) be many new residence and bus ) iness buildings erected this spring. ' The oil situation will, in a measure, ,$ave some effect on the rush of the j new buildings, but oil or no oil, sev- our western neighbor and our friend eral new residences will be put up'Rov. Henry. Pratt Union. this spring, and a business block or; . two. , i EUREKA ITEMS. The housing problem has long been felt in the city and now that build- Inor materials have taken a fall, some will venture into building rather than j be homeless and houseless. j The proposed business buildings are so greatly in need that already the ground floors nd up-stairs rooms are spoken for. 1 NOTICE OF LECTURE COURSE. There will be a lecture number given at the Eureka 'church on Fri day, March 18 to which everyone is cordially invited to attend. The lec ture, "The Drama of the Near East," is to be given by Dr. A. J. Culler of the McPherson college of McPher son Kas. 1 ; - He has had a year's experience in investigation work in Turkey, Syria and Armenia, and his lecture will be a high class one and one well worth your hearing. Admission will be 50c except for people holding season tickets. OYSTER SUPPER. There will be an oyster supper at 'the Antelope valley school house on Monday night, March 14. Everybody is cordially invited to come. J. L. Wade arrived in the city on Monday night from Wichita, for a short visit with relativea and friends. R. M. JONES MOVES HIS TRANSFER OFFICE R. M. Jones, the transfer man has moved his office from the Vic Hahn cleaning establishment to the Busy Bee cafe, south of the Star grocery store, where he has an of fice and will be glad to look after your transfer work. The building where Mr. Jones was located, has been sold and will be moved away soon, where the Photoplay will oc cupy the lota by enlarging its build ing Mr. Jones has an advertisement , .... ... in this issue of the Democrat. Look it up. R, M. Heath was in the city today looking after his sale bills. Mr. Beath and Mr. Howland will hold a public sale at the Heath place on . "Wednesday, March "16. . v KILLED THE ANT1- I CIGARETTE BILL (By Democrat's Topeka Correspond Topeka, Kas., March 9. The White anti-cigarette bill failed, of its passage in the house today. The vote was 48 for and 59 against. The .... ,,,.,, -,,,,,., fft bill provided penalties for smoking or possessing cigarettes, as well as1 for selling or giving them away, and also prohibited their importation in- to the' state. STOLE MAGNETO FROM CAR. Andy Mitchell still insists that the person who wants his car to come Mr. and Mrs. tay Rinehart and and get it all, and not take it just little daughter attended the basket a part at a time. Last night some ball game In Liberal Saturdy even one came and got the magneto, with ing. the wheel they took some time ago Mrs. A. L. Light spent Sunday att end the battery from the Vickers car ernoon with Mrs. Geo. Rose, some one has a good headway on ' Ray McDermott and Marshall making them a car. A- j Pinkerton motored to Beaver; Okla., ' last Tuesday to attend a basket ball I. O. O. F. LODGE VERY BUSY. ; game between Laverne and Beaver. Mrs. Geo.' Hahn of St. John, Kas., The I. 0. 0. F. lodge is very busy visited the first of last week with making preparations for the Wildly ! Mrs. E A. Meyers, association meefing which is to be! chas. Cook and A. L. Light were held" at Bucklin, April 26. Practice jn Liberal last Monday on business, is being put on twice a week, and It E. L. Thrasher was in Liberal last is noped that the Liberal chapter will snow a no. i at tfucKJin. NATIONAL CONGRESS OF MOTHERS AT MANHATTAN , Coffeyville, Kas. and they report The third annual conference of the that there is no "work around that National Mothers association and the cjty. Parent-Teachers association will have j J. K. Pope, who has been very sick a meeting at Manhattan March 16'for the past two months, is now able and 17. An interesting program has to be up and around. been planned and nrobablv the local T5- l i ... ...I oi en v i earners association send a delegate to the meeting. ;il ' win ( METHODIST CONERENCE IN LIBERAL NEXT YEAR The Methodist conference next year goes a long way west. Liberal extended an invitation to come that way next year and won the meeting. Rev. Henry never Joes things by halves and when he decided to go aft .u i , 7. ... er the conference he "waded in with all his power and the result is a vic- tory for Liberal. We congratulate Monday several of the neighbors hauled wheat into Tyrone. On Tuesday afternoon several from this community attended Wray's funeral at Tyrone, to live in this community, Walter Capps threshed Mr. R. : He used n Wed- nesday, C. E. Morehouse and family visit- j ed their daughter west of Tyrone, Mrs. W T. Capps. It has been so warm and such nice weather some have made garden. 1 Fay Capps was on the sick list last week. The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. visited Lucille Moody Sunday after Kimberly last week and thirteen of noon. the members were present. ! Mrs. Steve Mitchell and Doris Niltt Mrs. L. A. Morehouse helped Mrs. were in Plains shopping Saturday C. H. Morehouse cook for threshers afternoon. on Thursday. Rev- H. C. Bundy and wife, accom- Mrs. Walter Capps helped Mrs. Rosco King cook for threshers on Saturday. ' . . . Hutchinson last Wednesday. Rufus King has bronchial pneumo- Vern McDermott and family vis nia. . Dr. Huddleson of Liberal, is ited in Laverne, Okla., last week re treating him. He is better at this time Mrs. Looica Morehouse spent Sun day with Flossie Newman. Grandma Capps of Tyrone, is sty ing with her daughter, ( Mrs. W. A. Kins, this week. - - The Riney family have been under quarantine for two weeks but it is in a very light form. The children have not been sick at all, you might gay., : "Mothers are entirely to blame for the immodest dancing," said Miss J. A. Stokely, Kansas superintendent of child welfare. She said that she actually knew of mothers who let their young daughters attend dances j three times a week. However she ad- ded mothers should try to provide en-' tertainment for their children. j Mrs. Charleton Sibley, one of the pioneer investigptors of white slav- ery In this country admitted that she . m 1 3 thought that the old fashioned quad rille dance was all right as a dance. Commenting further in regard to the ita to be gone for a few days visit i . . ..... t-- I modern dance, she said, wny ineir cheeks actually touch In this modern ; 1 dancing and I feel sure the dance ' is responsible for much of the pres- ent day immorality." " KISMET KLIPPINGS. Owen Rinehart of . Greensburg, Kas., visited his brothers Ralph and Ray Rinehart, Saturday and Sun - ' day. ! Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Light and children were shopping in Liberal bntwiin train. Rt,.rJw v between trains Saturday, Ben Burghouse of Plains was shelling corn around Kismet last week. J W. McVey and N. G. Moody were in Liberal last Friday on busi- Iness. Will Davis and family spent Sun- 1 day with Guy McVey and family, , Wednesday consulting the doctor. Guy Whitney was a Liberal shop per last Saturday. . L. Handy and wife and C. C. Akers ana iamny came in Wednesday irom Mrs. W. T. Green has been very ill , , , for some time with pneumonia. Ernest Dyerly of Pratt, was in, Kismet looking after business mat- ters Friday. , H. D. Massoni shipped a carload of hogs the first of the week. , P. C. Wedel, wife' and son came in Friday from a visit in the eastern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Olds of Plains, were Kj8.metJ Mnday visitin with a few friends. , f Thelma Noland spent Saturday and S""d,af wIth HtU. Maxin. Pickering ui r minis. Mr. and Mrs. JC. Benson were Liberal shoppers last Friday. H S. Mooney and family, and R. Hinman and family spent Sunday with Mr- and Mrs- A- c Jones. Miss Cleo Norm spent the day Sunday with Miss Dorris Nutt. Honnold was unable to teach school a few days last week on ac- count of very severe pleurisy. The Ladies' Aid spent the day with Mrs. A. C. Jones last Friday. They also met, with her on the Wednesday afternoon previous. Mrs. Maud Nutt was in Liberal between trains Saturday, Gladys Taylor and Thelma Woo- ten of Plains, spent Sunday with Miss Vergie Thornsberry, The three 1 panied by their daughter, Mrs. Har-I nish and children, came in from turning the first of the week: accom panied by Mrs. McDermott's niece, who will visit here for a few days. C. M. Bible and family and Geo. Noland and family took In the mov ies at Plains Saturday night Quite a number of young folks at- tended a Sunday school party given at the home of Geo Norris, Tuesday night. The Christian Endeavor social and business meeting given at Harmony school house last f riday ntgnt, was weil attended and all report a fine time. j, c. Benson, H. S. Mooney and (jeo Noland attended Masonic lodge at plains last Thursday night Mrg j Pinkerton has been suffering1 with a broken rib for the pagt Mrs gayjdge entertained several litte rlg lagt gatnrd8y afternoon , h vre(u Froman's birth- - ' S. A. Miller left Monday for Wich- ng relatives. Thos. Locke left Monday for a few days visit; in Wichita. His little daughter, Lucile, accompanied him. VIC HAHN CLEANING SHOP MOVED TO REID BUILDING : 1 he Vic Hahan Cleaning and . Pressing shop, which has been located I in the building: Just south of the Photoplay, has moved to the Hal G. Reid building south of the Citizens State bank. wh . tr wnero mg noiiman Pressing machine has been installed and the place is open for business. This is a nice place and has been recently papered and painted and Is a pleasant place to work. The old building on North Kansas avenue was purchased by Mr. Tuck er, manager of the Photoplay thea tre, and will be moved by the last of the month. Mr. Tucker will en large his theatre building by another lot, making a model amusement in stitution, suitable not only for pic tures but theatrical troops as welL HAYNE HAPPENINGS. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Pennington, daughter Mabel, and niece Minnie Wright, of Liberal, spent Saturday evening and Sunday with relatives in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Will Angerot and sons, Donald and Elwood, spent Sun day with Elwood Franklin's. Ethel Erlewlne of Liberal, spent Saturday evening and Sunday with her grandparents, Mr and Mrs. G. S. Erlewine, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Dodd and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Erlewine, and sons of Liberal Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Erle wine and daughter, of Liberal, took dinner at S. E Dodd's Sunday. A. B. Pennington returned from wicn me aocior mero, we mot oi ui vt,ek j, Earl Hedsel took Lester Young and - ,,, tn Vnrml1. SnB1.,- fa, vi.it Mr YovnR,8 Mother, who Uvea near there. The trip was made in Mr. Helsel's car. Mr. and Mrs.' George Dettmer , ' Dora Dettmer, Chas. McAhren and family visited at the C. S. Sorrell's home Sunday. Mrs. Ed. White and children, Del la, Gertrude and Elden, took dinner at Howard Pennington's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Harding went to Liberal Sunday. Blaine Lockard and June Erle wine took Sunday dinner with Dessa Jessup. Misses Eff ie, Ambrosia, Lizzie and Edda White and Minnie Wright, call ed at W. S. Higgins' awhile Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. James McAhren and Wilby McAhren arrived Saturday from Byers, Kas., to make a short visit with Chas. McAhrens. They re turned to their home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chapman and daughter, and Elmer Chapman were Liberal shoppers Monday. Chester Franklin, Blaine Lockhard, Misses Dessa Jessup June Erlewine, Minnie Wright, Grace EAgny and Mr8 Howard Pennington and daugh ter, Cecil, were callers at Ed. White's Sunday afternoon. Mrs Harvey Franklin and children, Albert Franklin and Chester Frank lin, took dinner at John Franklin's Sunday. T.o V.rWine and family and jph Erlewine and family called at G. S. Erlewine's awhile Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Pennington and daughter Mabel, and Minnie Wright, attended Sunday school at Hayne Sunday. REV. WALKER GAVE GOOD SERMON ON SCOUTS' WORK Rev. Eli Walker; of the Christian churchi who is also an active mem ber and scoutmaster gave a splen did sermon on the work of the scout movement, Sunday evening, as the main subject of his evening sermon. Rev. Walker takes this movement as one of great importance in provid ing wholesome training and enjoy ment for the growing boys and his sermon brought the work of the or ganization before other members of his congregation and has interested sortie of the business men where they desire to take an active part In the development of the scout organiza tion. Rev. H. E. Stipe, of Fowler, came in last night from McPherson, where he has been attending M. E. confer ence, for a visit of a few days with his mother, Mrs. D. J. Stipe, 208 North Oak street Rev. Stipe was as signed to work as district evangelist of the Liberal district for next yea. Pratt Tribune. LORENA. Quite a change in the weather; like winter compared with beautiful sunshine days we have been having. J Farmers have started spring work i in real earnest, sowing oats and bar j ley, also planting potatoes and mak ing garden. Rev. Davenport of Oklahoma City, presiding elder of the. Free Method ist church, held quarterly conference at Lone Star Saturday evening and preaching services Sunday morning and evening. He, is holding preach ing services at Independence church until Thursday evening, then he will, go to Guymon to conduct quarterly meeting. Bro. Forth preaches next Saturday evening and Sunday morning and evening at Independence. Sunday school at 10:30. Come. Emil Schenchzer is now driving a Ford, which he purchased In Hooker recently. JTr. and Mrs. Frank Rand, who went to Hooker a few weeks ago, have decided to stay for some time and have rented their farm to Henry Lubber, who will move soon to the place. Ross Rand will go to Hooker to be with his parents. He has a po sition in one of the garages there. Adair Smith spent the week-end with his parents, A. W. Smith. He returned to Goodwell Monday. Cleo Combs was home from Good well th elast of the week. She is getting along nicely with her school work. There were only 68 out to Sunday school last Sunday. A number of the folks attended the meeting at Lone Star. Come out next Sunday and bring some one with you, we can easily have 100 out to Sunday school if you will be there. Ralph Hill's took Sunday dinner with Mr. Hiatt's. C. B. Evans called on C. E. Lale's Sunday afternoon. Friendship basket ball team played Eureka team, the score being 8 to 18 in favor of Eureka. . TJyle Wheeler's took Sunday din ner with Archie Richardson's. R. E.' Tepner is doing eaipenter work for Frank Wheeler thi: week. I STATE NEWS TOPEKA, March 7. Four hun dred thirty-five Santa Fe shopmen here Friday were celebrating the in auguration of President Hardini? In a state of gloom, brought about by the receipt of notices that their ser vices would be dispensed with after March 8. The notices said the men were being laid off indefinitely be cause of dull business. The lay off affects 15 per cent of the men employed In the repair shops here and many married men and ex soldiers will find themselves out of jobs next Tuesday. Reports were in circulation among the shopmen Friday to the effect that the road was getting ready to attempt to reduce wages by putting the shop men on piece work but these reports were denied by officials of the road. Also there were reports to the effect that another 15 per cent of the remainder of the shop forces would be laid off the first of next month. TOPEKA, Kans., March 7. The Workmen's compensation bill for the state of Kansas which has been a subject of agitation in the legislature for quite a long time is now dead. .Governor Allen and his private secretary receivel a severe scathing for their methods used in endeavor ing to have certain bills passed. The attack was lead by Representative W. P. Lambertson in the house earli er hut the denunciation in the senate which was much severer was headed by Senator V. B. Van De Mark of Concordia. Senator De Mark- asserted that it had been his belief that the govern ment was divided into thre branches.' These branches included an executive ana" a, legislative measure. His opin ion he said had changed since com ing to the legislature. He asserted that the executive branch was also running the legislative branch. Members of the legislature aay that Governor Allen's private secre tary has been very avtice recently spending most of his time lobbying for the compensation bill and neg lecting his other official duties. "The governor has sent for the individual members to go to his of fice and those that he got there were subjected to whatever pressure he could bring upon them," said Senator De Mark. .s. TAKES TWO GAMES firls and Boys Teams Go To Kinncola And Captures The Bacon BIS CROWJ WITNESSES THE CAKE The boys' and girls' basket ball team of the Liberal high school, went to Minneola yesterday, and in a doa ble header, with the high school teams there, came away with the score in Liberal's favor. The following ta ble will show who played and the scores they garnered. Suffice it to say that Liberal's boys and girls made a splendid showing and mad Minneola sit up and do her best The games were witnessed by a large au dience, which was well satisfied over the matches and agreed that Liberal has two of the best basket ball teams in southwest Kansas. LIBERAL, 83 G FT F Miller, f 6 2 2 Mahoney, f . . 2 0 1 Bane, c 5 4 1 Engel, g 0 0 0 Moore, g ....0 0 1 Highland, f 1 1 0 Totals 18 7 MINNEOLA, 21 G FT F Thomas f 2 0 1 Clapper! f 4 0 2 Rogers, c .. 2 8 0 Morain, g 1 .0 S Cunningham, g 0 0 Cockey g 0 0 0 Totals 9 8 11 Referee Wood, Liberal. tIBERAL, 47 G FT F M. Cure, f 18 0 0 Jones, f 5 12 R. Cure, c-g 0 0 1 Hill, 2c 0 0 0 Evans, g 0 0 8 Pile, g - 0 0 -8 Barbour, c 0 0 0 Totals 23 1 9 MINNEOLA, 27 ,G FT F Wright, f 7 8 0 Statler, f 5 0 0 Statton, c 0 0 4 Morain, 2c 0 0 0 Clute, g 0 0 1 Allen g 0 0 1 Totals 12 3 Referee Wood, Liberal. e A TOWNSITE FIGHT IS NOW ON IN OKLAHOMA A meeting was held last night in the Hughes neighborhood southwest of the city, where there is a contro versy pending over the new townsito on the K. & O. railway. It appears that another townsito this side of Greensburg is being planned and one faction desires it five miles this side of the present site of Greenough and another faction wants it between Liberal and Greenough makfing it closer to Liberal. The landowners desiring the new town between the two places say they will give the land and right of way to the state line to get it but they muBt be assured the promise and its fulfillment The fight is a warm one and as yet has not been definitely decided. RT. REV. MIZE TO VISIT SAINT ANDREW'S MISSION The Rt Rev. Robert Mize, bishop of the Salina district, will visit St Andrew's mission Monday, March 14. Services will be held at the Presby terian church beginning at 7:80 p. m. All are earnestly invited to at tend. Special music will be provid ed for, and a very interesting meet ing will be held. i LIEUTENANT GAW HAS RECOVERED FROM INJURIES . Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Gaw that their son, Lieut Richard M. Gaw, who was injured by being thrown from a horse about tea, days ago is ont of the hospital and is recovering very satisfactorily. However, he will not be able to en ter services for a few days. Lieut Gaw is stationed at the cavalry school at Ft Riley. '.' Lot us nave your order for that ad.