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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
FRED SMITH ALIAS "GOULD JAY" WRITES DR. NELSON RefnUs StaUmant That Lodga Af filiations War Ratponsibla for Hi Eacapa In connection with the escape of Gould Jay" from Sheriff Nelson in Kansas City, the story went the rounds that because the men, were both Masons, - "Jay", whose - real name is Fred Smith, wbb permitted to make his escape. While there was ab solutely no grounds for the story, it quite naturally caused Sheriff Nel son considerable concern, and. he spoke of it to his former prisoner. Smith, now realizing: the mistake he made and is thoroughly penitent, has written Mr. Nelson a letter re garding the story which should serve to set at rest any pro'poganda in con nection with the escape. The letter souri, I slipped away from Dr. Nel son while we were both in the toilet at the Westgate hotel at 9th and Main streets. I done this on the im pulse of the moment and without any thought of what it would mean to him or to me. During the following two months I did not have a moment's peace of mind, day or night, for I realized I had betrayed the confidence of one of the finest men .1 had ever met, and who was one of the best friends I ever had. In my action I also lost falseness of such "! i em, ui two vuivr rem irieuuo wiiu I U ,1 MMAnit la WMA VI1C AttW (.Mat bui.ii ilea t-cic vui; w.- follows: Lansing, Kans., August 28; 1921. Mrs. W. 0. Nelson, Liberal, Kansas. '' 1 During the past two months ru mors have reached my ears that cer tain stories had been circulated in Liberal and other places that your husband, Dr. W. O. Nelson, acting in his capacity of sheriff, in taking me to the State Penintentiary, had liberated me in Kansas City, Mo., on account of my Masonic connec tions. Owing to the statements and in consideration of miiBiiiiiinjnmiiiiimiiDutiunigmniTicinimimimiTtwmMimmmiiiii culated in an effort to injure Dr, Nelson, I feel, it my duty to write you the true facts of the matter in confirmation of what Dr. Nelson has no doubt already told you. While we were waiting lor a ca for Lansing, in Kansas City, Mis- JONES TRANSFER LINE All Dray Work handled with Ihe BEST of care. Light and Heavy Hauling a Specialty. Phone 338 Liberal, Kansas miiiuiiiiiiiiiioiiuiiwiiim The Star Lumber Company QUALITY and SERVICE East Second Street Phone 17 1 There wasn t a night while I was a fugitive from justice that I did not see your face and that of your hus band before me telling me to come back and be a man. To correct a false impression that was being created by scandal mongers- and un principaled politicians in an effort to harm as good a man as ever lived, Doc Nelson, I gave myself up and came back to my home in Kansas City to make amends and to win hack the confidence and love of my relatives and friends. I have hurt myself far more than I hurt ,my friends and I have done all in my power to redeem myself since my return. 1 have told the I B truth all the way through and ask, J nor epect nothing but to correct an injustice and a false accusation. I have never before betrayed such a trust and . I never shall again, al though I have done a number of things which I wish I could wipe out You know my real name, my fam ily connections, and all about me, and you are at liberty to give my real name to anybody who believes such a statement that Dr. Nelson liberated me because we are both Masons. Let them write me, talk, to me, or let them write to any member, of my family or to my friends or to e officials in Kansas City, Mis souri, and they will vouch that every word I have written in this letter is the absolute truth. They will also tell them of all I have done since I gave myself up to make amends for his mistake. I cannot do too much H prove myself now and you will never have anything but good re ports of me. A Healthy Skin "We may notice among persons whose' habits we know of, that those who take daily baths are notables for health and for having a good complexion," writes Dr. Norman E. Ditman, in his book, "Home Hygiene and Prevention of Disease." Reports from Washington tell us ' that the women of America spend $750,000,000 a year on their faces chiefly for cream, rouge and powder. 1 The daily bath is much cheaper and even more effective. I ammmniuii A beautiful skin is the ambition of every woman. She knows that nothing adds more to her charms. A good color is the envy of women and the admiration of men. There is nothing to compare with the daily bath for maintaining youthful ap pearances. It gives a glow to the skin, a sparkle to the eye, and a snap to the step. The 1921 equipment, complete with' its porcelain dressing table, shower, lava tory, etc. creates a distinctive atmosphere in the bath room that is appreciated by every woman. ' N Phone, write or call on us for your needs. 4 Malone & Company LIBERAL (PHONE 42 KANSAS IMII1IMII1IIIHIIIII lllllllllllllii'i'iiiMllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllIM ness it at the bottom of this page. Will you please acknowledge re ceipt of this letter. Hoping that in time I may again merit your esteem and the motherly kindness which you extended to me, believe, Sincerely, FRED SMITH, Box 2 Lansing, Kansas. Kgyptlnn home rule Is on Its trial trip, iiimI iniii-li will turn n I lie milli ner In which It comes llu-ou.'h the ordeal, says the London Unity Tele graph. We lire not at nil iiiixIoiih to go on bearing the "while tiuin'x bur den" In Northeast Africa. If we can wifely mid honorably i-elinipiish It I wish you would show this letter 1 wlihont abandoning the natives f the to Mr. Eugene Davis and to Mr. I. Greenberg, and to anyone else where it will serve the purpose of righting a wrong and an unjust report.. To show that this letter comes from mc I am having my officer here to wlt- Mmim liT iiMtll1rinililliillllllllim t. -1 fNb The First National Bank MNMUMHIIIllUHIUIIIHIIHIIHIill II ItlltllllUHIUIHHIIIIimillllllHIHIIIIN Liberal, Kansas iiiiuiiiiitimtimmiwritiiiijtiiifHiiiti Credits and Loans Credit opens the way to success, for opportunities may be grasped by adding the power of your credit to your cash in hand. Good credit is the borrowed use of money and its prompt repayment when due. Borrowing power is based on one's net resources, or the value of his pro perty, over and above his obligations, combined with his willingness to pay promptly when the time comes. Ill is Bank is always glad to accommodate individ uals and firms who are known to protect their credit. In order to enjoy this privilege, however, it is quite necessary to have an account here, and it is not well to defer opening an account until one wants to borrow Nile bns!n to iimm-hy, mid the foreign residents to plunder mid outrage. Hut the people of Kgypl miit prove tln-in-selves unfit for the mnplo liberties -.villi which we are prepared' to Invest them. 10,000,000 People Know All About It! $now What? That the only correct way to have clothes pressed is on a Hoffman sanitary steam , clothes pressing machine. That's Our Method Make It Your Way . Call Us Today We Call jyid Deliver Fone 2 KLEAN KLOTHES KLEAN ' There are fools mid fools. For In stance. It would be easy to get us to buy a gold brick, rock a bout, look down the barrel of a shotgun, or per 'iaps believe that the foreigner pays the tax, but nobody could ever get us to mount a flivver and nice the Sunset Limited to n crossing. lillHIIIIIIIINIIIIllllllil(lllllitlliitllliilINlllliaillllHltltltlllHIIIIIHItUIIIIIIIIIIIIIH-U The Oldest and Strongest Bank in Seward County X E. George, Pres. C E. Woods, Cashier C. W. Law, Assistant Cashier The publication of slacker lists has ncrompllshed one good thing. It has culled the attention of the country to a number of gallant men with bril liant army and navy records who might never have been heard of If they bad not been accused of evading the draft. Egg, winner of the New York and Paris six-day races, has lately man his first npiKMirance of the season. The sport writers missed nn opportunity when they fulled lo say he appeared stale after the winter's lay off. Of course there lire the peace lovers, but as n rule hitmiinUy seenm to be di vided Into two classes, viz.: those who are on the offensive and those who have their backs to the wall fighting for their lives In bad times like these, trust should be reposed in those who. have the thunkless task of ruling, says the Cape Argus (South Africa). It would be, Indeed, well If all classes would re member that In most countries the statesmen of today carry burdens that are almost beyond Ihu power of hu ti'iin endurance to support. ' Hut much more than n spirit of trust and toi ermlon towards those in uuiliorlty Is needed. Democracy is on Its trial, and the crucial test will lie Its ability to sink mere sectional considerations unit ! take long views of the Interests of the I community ns a whole. Hum m.wiwt.i-tw.itn'tHtHt I The English Vicar who declared America is "the hni'py hurting ground of divorce" does not put U aptly. A I "h'appy hunting ground' !s a place of ileparted Indian spirits. A;iiorleu is ' not that. Divorce In t!:o United Stales is a 'going industry. That scheme of tne postmaster gen eral to have the drivers of .parcel post wagons stop every day to weigh their customers' babies is great stuff Cor the baliles, but it may slow up de livery somewhat. mwmmmwwwmwmmmwmmmmmmMwmm HERE'S A PROPOSITION TO WOMEN ONLY Ladies, we can show you the means of greatly reducing " the labor in house work at only moderate ex pense. White, modern, sanitary kitchen and bath-room plumbing fixtures are easy to clean and keep clean. ( They end the need for frequent repairs and atten tion. Come see our display. Let us show you the widest trange of selection possible. Plumbing and Heating . B. E. KEATING Phone, 53 fimiiinimiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia If You Want a Place t .. . 1 . . E wncrc you can arrange 10 meei people you nave to see, g where you can feel free. to drop in for shelter and a busi- g ness talk, oftentimes to write or telephone, step into The i CITIENS STATE BANK. Consider this bank a service institution, as' well as a financial institution. Farmers and tbwnfolk alike arc invited and are welcome to make use of our directors'" room. 1 The Citizens State Bank I of Liberal I I Deposits Protected by the Bank Depositors Guarantee '. Law of the State of Kansas g miiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiM Ammon Jones lelt Friday for Law rence, and will attend the state university this erm. v Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Howard went to Scott City Saturday morning to spend the week-end with friends. Mirny of Us know very little about science, remarks Houston l'ost, but we I have proven beyond a doubt that the ' pants made In 1015 possess a seat durability that no One thought they possessed six years ago. Vernon Engel left last Thursday for Lawrence, where he will attend the Stat,e University. C. E. Patterson of Gray, Okla homa, passed through the city Fri day on his way to visit with rela tives in Eastern Oklahoma. Mrs. Martha Brown, who has been i visiting for sometime at the home of ther son, C. S. Brown, here, left Fri- I day morning for her home in Green J ville, New Mexico. ;' J. W. Baughman-returned last Fri day from a short business trip to Denver, Colorado. Ernest Hue of Bnlko, Oklahoma,' was a business visitor in the city last Friday. Mrs. Kate Neff, having resigned! her position at Gorman's, left Sat urday night for her home in Attica,. Kansas. ' , Mrs. Hattie Sawyer and son left Friday for Oletisville, Missouri. TKey wiil make their future home at that place. Harold Sutton ana Bob Levi lelt Saturday for Lawrence, where they nw 4Tiatf wnrl- of State University. '