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Offical City and County Paper HE LIBER DEM VOLUME XIV, NO. 44 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS, APRIL 21, 1921 .,. J. B. MILLER 5H as 5 O. P. BYERS GOES TO CAPITAL - TO SEEK BIG FEDERAL LOAN FIFTEEN BUILDINGS IN PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTION AL TRACK MEET HERE FRI. One of the Strongest Schools of Territory to Contest . me second event ox the season - for the track .team of L. H. S. will occur next Friday afternoon at the fair grounds when Dodge City brings her strong team to try to wrest track - honors from the L. H. S. bunch.- ' ,v Dodge is naturally confident but He are of the opinion that their con 'fidence is sorely misplaced and that Liberal will be able to give them some good lesson in track etiquette, It is hoped that a larger crowd will attend than saw the meet Monday . afternoon, for the Liberal bunch put on a show which was well worth the time and money. ' HEW BLACKSMITH SHOP OPENS QN SOUTH SIDE Charles Summers is the manager of a blacksmith shop which opened v for business this week. It is located in a new building Just north of Cash Waters' Feed Yard, j , Mr. Summers will do a general i blacksmithing business and invites the farmers and all who have work to be done to call and get acquaint - ed. The shop is .fitted out with power eed. Mr. Summers is an expert in his machinery and good work is guarant iee. CITY HAS GOOD ORCHESTRA George Ferguson. and sister, Hat- tie, Cecil Pearce, Leo Willey and Ularnce sexton have a nice little or chestra and are playing at the Ma jestic theatre almost nightly as well a giving dances whih are greatly en- ioyed. . ",,. ;....;v ""If (The orhestration Consists of violin ' piano, trobone, cornet and drums. LIBERAL PEOPLE ENJOY CALIFORNIA CLIMATE Los Angeles Calif. ' April 10, 1921 Former' Liberal people are ejijoy dig life in southern California. Fri day, March 26th, a number spent a vey enjoyable evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Blake, 967 N. Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Blake and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bol Hn, Alice, Ralph and BilHe, Mr. and lira. Robert Hall, Mrs. Ann Keown, Mr. Cort Brown, Mr. J. M. Piper, Mrs. Lura Hall and Mr. Forest Flet oner, Miss Minnfe Dryadale and Jamsie Hall. . . Tuesday April 6th, another very enjoyable evening was spent at the horn of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bolin, on Cist St. Old times were discussed and at a late honr delicious refresh ments were served Those who en joyed this delightful affair were Mr. and Mrs. Bolin, Alice, Ralph . and BilHe, Mr.' and Mrs. A. E. Blake and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs Robert Hall Mrs.. Lura Steward and James, Mrs'. Ann Keown, Mr. "J. M. Piper, Mr. and Mrs. Bunyun of Fowler, Judge Watts also of Fowler. Mr. and Mrs. Neil, Mary and Hazel. Episcopal Sorriest Episcopal services will be held at the Baptist Annex s Sunday, May 1st, The Rev. J. W. Jones of Hutchinson officiating. " ' . Holy Communion at 8 A. M. Sermon and Holy Communion at ri a, m. ; ".. Father Janes is a wonderful speaker and his message win be one that all who hear him will enjoy. ; '" Friends are invited. V " e t, H. TAYLOR SELLS '. . . . :. MUSHROOMS RAISED HERE T. H. Taylor is selling home grown ' mushrooms that he is raising on his dairy farm near the city. "Hi is find , tng a ready market for all he has . and those who eat them say they are. '''flavor.' . fine in texture and - delicious as to Very few farmers attended ' the meeting at the , court house Wed rPJesday and Thursday. v " " ' There will be an eclipse of the moon Friday night at 11 o'clock.' 0. P. Byers, president of the Wic'i ita & Northwestern railroad, has gene to Washington, D. C, to confer with U. S. Treasury officials in re gard to the loan of f 460,000 ,for the road which was recommended to the i Interstate ' Commerce. Commission I by the Kansas State Industrial Com - mission after. a thorough survey of the company properties. Mr. Byers, at he last election of officers of the road held in Hutchin son on Tuesday was re-elected to the office of president of the road. The other officers elected were J. E. Conklin, A. C. Malloy and W. B. Myrs, vice presidents, and T. A. Fry, secretary-treasurer. Two . changes were made in the board of directors. W. F. Bown of Byers,' and Dr. H. J. Duvall of Hutchinson, were elected to succeed C. H. Brooks of Wichita and W. H. Williams of Liberal. Hutchinson Gazette NEW BUILr)lNGBEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE STRUCTURE The new building being erected at the corner of Kansas and Fifth by Walt Krohne for the Exide Battery Station is assuming the proportions of a completed structure and at the present rate it will be but a short time until the Exide folks will have a delightful location and a commodious building. The business of the Exide station has grown steadily until the manage ment felt they deservd as good as there was to be had and Mr. Krohne accommodated them with both lo cation and building. This building is the furthest north but it is not unlikely that it will be fore long be right in tosn, and there is 'disposition at this time north on Kansas. - r . to go Purchased Business in 1 South Liberal, and y . is in Charge . v k Otis Turner who has been' in the grocery business in Liberal for many years, is again behind the counter, dishing out eatables to the people of Libeal and vicinity, having puchased the, grocery store in south Liberal formerly conducted by B. H. Graves. Otis took charge of the business Monday morning apd one of the first things he did was to buy an advertis ing space in the Democrat and put some very attractive prices in it. While the store is not in the cen ter of attraction Otis knows the busi ness on the south side of town hav ing previously owned the South Side Grocery, and he has a lot of friends who will welcome him back. ' DIED FROM SLEEPING SICKNESS Susie E. Ravenscroft, 62 years and four days, died at a local hospi tal in this city Sunday, April 16th, after being asleep for seven days. Mrs. Ravenscroft came here a few days ago to visit, her son, Harry Ravenscroft and family. Sunday, a week ago, she felt sleepy and laid down to rest 'After trying to arouse her, when they found It was no ordi nary sleep, her son was unable to bring her consciousness and she was taken to a local hospital. She died Sunday, after being in a comotose state for seven days. '. The body was taken to Turon, Kansas, on No. Z Monday, where the funeral services and interment were made. Mrs. Ravenscroft was born In Iowa April 13th,. 1869, CITY MARSHALL HIGGINS KILLED MAD COW! Marshall Hlggins of the city police force, was called to the home of Mr. Loomls who lives across the tracks, Sunday afternoon to kill a cow that was said to have gone mad. The ani mal had suddenly acted strangely appeared to be in a frenzy, bawled continually and .was unmanageable. Marshall Higgiris shot her. It is not known what caused the malady. Mrs. Harry Stewart returned from a trip to Dalhart Wednesday. . ' , hart Wednesday for a shorty stay in WITH FOWLER. fEADEAl Liberal Track Team Captured Almost All the K Big Events Easily and Made a Wonderful Showing1 Monday Afternoon The L. H. S Track Team gave good account of itself in the meet Monday afternoon when they com peted "with - Meade, Fowler and Plains for honors on the Liberal track and field.' '. -j Followers of track events were treated to a revelation and are al most unanimous in their verdict that Liberal has as good if not better team than ever before. In every event there was one or more entries and the contestants showed the re sult of hard practice and good form 'Jimmie Taylor, Liberal's fast track man of former years was on the job, but Brown, a Freshman, was close on his heels. Brown is a runner of class and if he continues at the pace he has started will be able to hold the track honors formerly won by Taylor who graduates this year. Schneider, Mahoney, Heaton and Harnden were all in good form, Ma honey especially surpassing himself while the other fellows -had easy time winning over their opponents. The team was composed of Tay lor,' ' Harnden, Mahoney, Heaton,' Schneider, Pearcy, Davis, Brown, Highland, and when this bunch takes part in the, big meets over the dis trict Liberal is bound to hear some , good reports from them. j In the meet Monday .Liberal won ja total of 78 points; .Fowler" 81; Meade 16 1-3; Plains 6 2-3. The number of points won by individuals j was-as follows: Taylor 11 Harnden 14, Mahoney 16, Heaton 6, Schneider 6, -P.earey'5,- Davis 8, Brown 8 and, Highland 6.. The following are the events and the individuals winning them: LIBERAL ODDFELLOWS AND REBEKAHS GO TO BUCKLIN Will Put on Work at Meeting of Wil day Association Next Weak Liberal I- O. O. F. lodge and Lib eral Rebekah lodge will be represen ted at the meeting of the Wilday As sociation at Bucklin next Tuesday. - The Oddfellows will put on the second degree and the Rebekahs will put on their work. Both lodges have excellent teams and will give the members present a splendid exem plification of the work. The Liberal Rebekah team was selected from among nineteen teams a plasing recognition of their ability as a team. The Liberal ladies have put in some long hard effort to be come proficient and those who have seen them work say they cannot be beaten. It is expected that something like sixty Oddfellows and Rebekahs will be in attendance ' at the melting at Bucklin and that city will put on a good entertainment Bucklin is no ted as one of the best towns in the southwest . when it comes to entend- ing the glad hand and it is a safe pre- j diction that all who go will be """" welcome. FOR AUTOMOBILE TOURISTS sWnsBM Liberal to Be Mad Favorite Camp ing Place. Free Grounds And ... All Conveiencos "This road leads to Liberal" is to be placed on signs along the high ways in all directions and free camp ing grounds with all conveniences Is to Be advertised to attract auto i""1" " " At-tne unamoer oi commerce oin- ner at the urier nouse last mgni we Camping Grounds Committee of which Dr. Pellettels chairman was instructed to "go tojt" and have the work' completed on the' free camp ing "ground as soon as possible. The grounds will be at the north end of the paving on Kansas Avenue and it is the idea to make them at tractive enough to draw the tourist travel this way. Free water, light and fuel will be a feature of the conven iences furnished, and plenty of signs wil be pt op to direct all tourists to the camp.' 60 yard dash Turner, Fowler 1st; Taylor, Liberal, 2nd; Brown Liberal 3d; Time 6.4. .Mile Schneider, Liberal 1st; Wat son Meade 2nd;Howell, Plains, 3rd; Time 6:22. Javelin Mahoney, Liberal, 1st; Tonhoff, Meade, 2nd; Gates, Meade, 3rd; Distance 137 feet. 440 yard dash Mahoney, Liberal 1st; Heaton, Liberal, 2nd; Frentz Plains 3rd. Time 67:8. 220 Hurdle Harnden, Liberal, 1st; Highland Liberal. 2nd;' Wilson Meade, 8rd. Time 30. . Pole Vault Little, Fowler, 1st; Hall, Fowler, 2nd, Highland, Liber al, 3rd. Height 9:6. 100 Yard Dash Taylor, Liberal 1st; Turner, Fowler, 2nd Brown, Lib eral, 8rd. Time 10:4. , Shot Put Davis, Liberal ' 1st; Tonhoff, Meade, 2nd, Salyer, Fowler 3rd; Distance 88:8. Half Mile Mahoney, Liberal, 1st; Heaton, Liberal, 2nd; Shogrin, Fow ler, 8rd; Time 2:26. High Hurdles Hamden, Liberal 1st; Hoskins Fowler 2nd: Highland Liberal, 3rd. Time 19:2. High Jump Hall, Fowler 1st; Harnden, Liberal, 2nd; Clotz, Meade 3rd; Height 6:3. Discus Holdemann, Meade, 1st; Davis, Liberal, 2nd; Pearcy, Liberal 3rd; Distance 106 feet. 220 Dash Turner Fowler, 1st; Taylor, Liberal, 2nd; Brown, Liberal 3d. Time 24:2. Broad Jump Pearcy, ' Liberal, 1st; Murphy Plains. 2nd; Harnden Liberal,'-8rd; Distance 19 feet 10 inches. Relay Harnden Schneider, Hea- tton, Mahoney, Liberal. Time 4.6. LIBERAL WILL RE-VOTE BONDS NEXT TUESDAY Error in Proceedings- Makes Noc cessary Re-Voting Waterworks Bonds Some folks have a mistaken idea in regard to the purpose of the bond election next Tuesday, when the voters are asked to vote $98,000 city bonds for the purpose of improving and extending the water system of the city. These bonds were voted some time ago and carried by a good majority but when the city came to sell them a slight error was found in the pro ceedings and this prevented the sale of the bonds. Before making a sale it was found to be necessary to call another election and re-vote them. The city has already gone to con siderable expense In betterments of the water system and it is up to the voters to get out -next Tuesday and ratify their previous action. The impression is prevalent . in some circles that 'the council is ask ing an additional amount, but this is an error. They simply ask that the invalid election be ratified by anoth er, so if you want to have water this summer' and the succeeding summers go to the polls' Tuesday and vote for the issue. Remember this: No. additional money is to be voted; simply ratify the former election but it Is going to be absolutely necessary to carry this election strongely in order that the bonds may be sold. ' ' ' - GETTING READY FOR r COLF LINKS FOR LIBERAL The proposed golf links for Liberal is again taking on life and the Lib eral promoters are corresponding wjth Dewey Longsworth of Hutch inson who is a member of the Coun try Club, of Hutchinson and a golf expert - Mr. Longsworth will ' probably assist in laying out the course here and teach those in Liberal the game those- who' do not already know the art of the links. . " ' " See "Rustic Romeo" at. the Majes tic Theatre Friday night. Walt Paper at JWey's Drag Store. 87w tfe : Ray Miltman, who has been mak ing a survey' of the city says that there are fifteenk new buildings in the process of construction at the present time. And, that there are many others to bebuQt soon accord ing to the contractors. CALISTA TEST NOW IS UNDERREAMINC The work of extracting the col lapsed casing at the Calista test well, being drilled on the acreage of the Cunningham Oil and Gas com pany, has been completed and the drillers are now underreaming at a depth of 1400 feet Everything about the hole is otherwise all right and drilling will now proceed with out hitch, barring accidents. The Cunningham company is also interested in another test being made at Garden City, where they are in partnership with a company exploit ing that field. Their test there is now down to a depth of 2600 feet and going fine, with good prospects and a log showing the field to be worth while. Kingman Journal new oil tests for beaver County Frank Edmundson, one of the main drillers for the Foster-Norwood company, which holds valuable oil and gas leases in Wynona's terri tory, will leave in a few days with his complete string of tools for Bea ver county, Oklahoma, where he has been employed to put down a number of deed test wells near Gate City. Geologists in recent reports state that some of the biggest oil pools in the state will be found in Beaver County. Oklahoman E Store Has Been Re-ar ranged and Looks Much Different The force at the J. E. George grocery, corner Kansas and Second, has been busy the past two weeks working out a new arrangement scheme which has added a great deal to the appearance of the store, A partition has been constructed across the rear of the building and a deck constructed for the. business office. This new arrangement admits more light and a better placing of the stock and all through -the store minor changes contribute to the im proved appearance of the place. Manager Blakemore is not com plaining of dull business although he admits that the rush of war times and high prices is not in evidence. LIBERAL vi SATANTA Liberal again took the long end of the score in a baseball game play ed there Friday afternoon. The score was 10 to 4. Each of Liberal's players play ed professional base ' ball. There is nothing amateurish about the whole nine. MOVING OLD SCHOOL HOUSE Bangs Bros, moved the old school house from the Lincoln grounds the first of the week to. lots on North Prospect. The building will be re modeled for dwelling. It is owned by Ed Smith. Mrs. Dr. Emery Trekell and chil dren of Liberal, Kansas, have been here the past week on a visit to rela tives, . visiting at the homes of her sisters, Mrs. John W. Savage and D. M. Pederson, Mr. Emerson and a trap drummer arlved on No. 1 today and will give a dance at Craig Hall tonight They are from Man hatten where they have een play ing the Marshall theatre which lias been temporarily closed on account of a contagion. .'.', . ' . ;, This year you can write $40.00 per acre Old Time Line bail insur ance in a single application by asking Griffith A Baughman to write you in the North American. They will hand you a draft for your loss in the field. 44tle AT THE BIG CITY WELL Throwing Between 450 and 500 Gallons per Minute The big new centrifugal pump just installed in the big well in the west part of the city has picked np the load and is walking off with it easily. The pump was installed last week and a reporter for the Democrat went out on a tour of inspection. We fund the pump running smoothly and throwing a wonderful stream of water. Water Superintendent ' Sam Hub bard is watching the new pump al most day and night while it is break ing in and so far has not had a parti cle of trouble. It is still pumping a little sand, but not enough to hurt anything, and at the rate it is clear ing it will be but a few days until the sand is all pumped out. Mr. Hubbard gives the information that the new pump takes but a tri fle over half as much electric cur rent for power as did the old one, ' and throws just as much water. The nw wll is a dandy and furnishs all the water the big pump will thow. It begins to look as though Liber al folks would have all the water they want the coming summer, and a lot is going to be needed to taka cie of all the new yards being made this spring. W. J. WOODWARD HURT BY PASSING AUTO W. J. Woodward of Meade, the welt known nurseyman, was knocked down by a car Saturday afternoon, while crossing the street at the cor ner of the Carson House and was severely cut. and bruised. Jthile get ting better from his Injuries he is still feeling the effects of the fall but left the hospital the first of the week. Mr. Woodward is well . known here being a prominent lodge mem ber and has been in the nursery business for many years. STAR AND WILEY SPEAKERS Prasidont of.. Hutchinson. Chamber ' of Commerce and Other Out of Town Men to Speak at Banquet ( The Banquet' Committee composed of A. E. Taylor, Herbert Hobble and Mayor Griffith have all plans com pleted for the big banquet to be giv en on the evening of April 27th by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce Guests from different parts of Se ward county will be present, and speakers from out of town will be on the program. The president of the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce. Mr. John Starr will talk on "Cham- be of Commerce Organization.' Mr. V, M. Wiley who was president of the same organization preceeding Mr Starr will also be a speaker. Mr. L. ' Osborn representing the Rock Is land company will talk on the pros pect for ample facilities for moving the big 1921 wheat , crop. Mr; D. K. Baty from the north side of the county, Mr. W. H. Feather and Earl D. Cooper will also be on the list of speakers. The banquet will begin at 6:80 o'clock at the. Cimarron Hotel. On account of limited space and the guests being brought in from out of town, there will be a limit of about sixty-five plates to be taken by the members of the Chamber. These will go to those first making reservations and each one who desires to attend should make reservations at once. Any place not resreved promptly will be sold by the committee among the membership. MARRIED Frank Garner and Nettie Brewer - both of Liberal, were married . by Judge Campbell at the court housei April, 1, 1921. G. T. Friend of Wilburton, and Maurine H. Bay of Richfield, were married at the court house on April 16, by Judge Campbell. A . marriage license was issued to Lorene Hottinger and John Hiler, on April Kith, by the probate judge. Miss Dola Trindle has a hemstitch ing machine and is prepared to do all work of this kind.