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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
Personals Mr. Plunk of near Tyrone, wag a business in the city Thursday. Fred Fox of Plains, was IiTthe city Thursday, attending to business matters. The following is a page from "Liberal's Lively Limited," a paper printed for the real estate firm of Grif fith & Bayarhman. While both the oil and railroad news may have changed slightly since the "Limited" was printed last week, the general information is worthy a reproduction and the pictures of the oil wells will be interesting. ' ' , G. E. Sockstill of near Hugoton, was transacting business in the city Thursday. Mrs. W. B. Reedy came in Thurs day night from Brownpoint, Indiana, for a visit at the home of her broth er. Warren Farmer. Miss Marie Long is working in the new library building this week, help- , ing to arrange the books since they have been moved to their new location. The George GranO Grain company of Hutchinson, has opened an office here with Jess Lankford In charge. They have their temporary office with Riney & Newby, in the Citizens State bank building. D. D. Land of Hiuttaville, and Bert Whims of near Moscow, were visiting in the city the last of the week. Mr Whims and Mr. Land are former residents of Liberal, and at one time, owned the "Economy," which is now known as "Gorman's." Chas. Fightmaster and family, ar rived in Liberal a few days ago, from Lemons, Missouri, and expect to re main here during the winter. If the location suits them, they will return to their old home and sell out and here for the future. They will live on North Kansas. The Epworth League entertained the youngpeople of the church, Tues day evening at a social hour. The evening was spent In playing games and Mis Wannie Conditt gave a de lightful reading. About 150 young peopr were present and 25 of these were taken in as new members of the League. At the Close of the even ing a watermelon feast was enjoyed by all. FINE PIANO BARGAIN We have a high-grade piano stored in Liberal, which must be sold or ynoved at once. For quick sale to reliable party will greatly sacri fice price.- Terms if desired. Write for particulars to the Denver Music Company, Denver, Colorado. 14t3c Subscribe for the Democrat. Official Statement of the Financial Condition of the PEOPLES STATE BANK at Liberal, State of Kansas, at the close of business on the 16th day of September, 1921. RESOURCES Loans and discounts $235,332.19 Loans on real estate 3,600.00 Overdrafts, unsecured .... 2,053.96 U. S. Bonds on hand 1,218.25 Cash items and clearing house items 1,359.60 Cash and sight exchange, legal reserve 176,107.36 Collections in transit 17,876.91 Total.t $437,448.27 LIABILITIES Capital Btock paid in $ 25,000.00 Surplus fund 25,000.00 Undivided profits $3145.48 Interest 2543.94 Exchange 49.13 5739.33 t . "ran current ex- DenSea 9174 7U O r! rr Dividends declared but not Paid 40.OO Demand deposits: Individual deposits, subject to cheek $324,262.97 Cashier's checks outstand- 7,832.20 332,095.17 Time Deposits: Certificates of deposit .... 51,748.55 (due on or after 30 days) 'State 5 County of Seward, SS I. T. A T I-- . . bank earner of said nk, do solemnly gWear that the above statefconf i. .. lne asno,iab other than shown on the above state! and belief. So help me God. T. A. TEGARDEN, hisS29thriHbed 8;dc8Wrn t0 his Z9tn day of September, 1921. Wm. A. Naylor, ln . . Notary Public. (Commission expires on the 19th day of December, 19247) Correct. Attest: ' T. A. Tegarden, J. N. Evans, Paul W. Light, ' Ezra Shorb, .Frank G. Boles, i Directors. GRIFFITH & BAUGHMAN LIBERAL'S LIVELY LIMITED SEPTEMBER 1921 OIL - GAS RAILROAD NEWS 1 I, A .1 Traders No. 1 Well on fire Picture taken at night Location NEK of NW, Section 3, Township 85, Range 34, 4 miles west of Lib eral. This well is estimated to have a flow of 10,000,000 cubic feet of wet gas, which was found at a depth of 2716 feet, the guage showing 625 pounds pressure per square inch. The well has now been drilled down to a depth of approximately 3000 feet No definite report has been given out of the results, but the indications to us are very favor able indeed. Gas from this-well used for fuel in drilling Traders No. 2, shown below. MARK THE LOCA TIONS OF THESE WELLS ON THE SEWARD COUNTY PLAT HEREIN. Definite Location U Given Under Each Photo. We Will Gladly Far nih Any Other In formation Possible. DRILLING FOR OIL SOUTHWEST OF LIBERAL. The Beaver Oil & Gas Co., composed principally of Lib eral people, with head offices at Lib eral, are drilling a deep test southeast of Guymon, Okla homa, on a location 27 miles south and 16 miles west of Liberal. They are well equipped with a combination stan dard and rotary rig and are making a thorough test with good resuta. .'J-jx-;" " ,. j v 1 . n. : .v (:-'. ' " ' "I ; :V::' ' V Seward County Oil & Gas Company's Well No. 1 Now drilling Loca tion NE of NEK, Section 20, Township 33, Range 83, 8 miles north of Liberal. This well is being drilled by local capital. They are in a financial condition to make, a thorough deep test. They have now made definite contracts for that purpose, which contract! are being fulfilled as rapidly bb conditions will allow. Watch your daily newspa pers for reports on this well We are lookbfg for favorable result in the near future. Oil Men Wont Stay Away Persist in Coming to Liberal to Look Over the Field "Five men were in the city from Eldorado Tuesday. They visited in the country and interviewed a number of the local men who are interested in the oi) develop ments. Every week there is a new crowd visiting this section with the idea of making investments. Every crowd makes about the same circle, visit the Boles well the Bunting and the Seward Oil & Gas well, and then a drive over the "formations" which about sur round the town. When this is done and they learn of the gas, its density in carried afar ful field. And, well, we believe that way, too." "Liberal News, August 23, 1921 gasoline, the report is j-.-tT-r that this is a wonder- $M$&dft Gas Strong In Traders No. 1 Reporter Present at the "Blowing-Off" Gives Testimony i.t Traders No. 2 Location SWV of SW, Section 4, Township 35, Range 34, 5 miles west of Liberal, and 3-4 miles south. We call your attention to the exceptionally large and well-built tower and the five big boilers, fuel for which has been gas from this company's well, No. 1. We are not In a position to give definite information regarding this well at this.time. We would ask that you watch the daily papers for reports in the future. The fact that this large company has expended such a vast sum on this well, . after having drilled No. 1, is good enough indication to us that a profita ble development will result. ' - , . A Democrat representative accom panied H. M. McQuigg of the Traders Oil Corporation to the big gas well on the .Boles farm west of Liberal Tuesday after noon to see the well given an "airing". The well is opened at frequent intervals to keep the flow in good condition, and this was the purpqse of the visit. After standing in the derrick lis tening to, the terrible hissing of . the escaping gas, we can give per sonal testimony that there is . enough pressure there ' to suit anyone. . The big valve was opened Blowly at first, ' then turned loose com pletely and we stood there with a finger in each ear, and the noise was terrible. There have been ru- ' mors that the flow of gas had stopped but we know- absolutely that such is not the case, and while we are not in a position to state positively that the flow is as strong as at first, we are inclined to believe it is. Liberal Demo crat, July 14th, 1921. New Railroad Through Liberal Kansas& Oklahoma Railroad Now Building Drill for Oil in Stev ens County, Kansas The new( railroad being built by the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Co., will connect with the Wichita Falls & Northwestern at Forgan, Oklahoma, (30 miles southeast of Liberal). This will give Liberal a very valuable out let to the South. It is proposed to extend north and west from Liberal through Stevens and Morton counties, Kansas, to the Colorado line, with the objective point as Trinidad, or possibly some other good Colorado town. At ttjis time a majority of the grading between Liberal and Forgan has been done, and a grading crew has just completed the grade within the city limits of Liberal, running west. i When this new line has been completed, it will give Liberal a nearly direct route to the Southern markets and. the coal fields of Colorado. It will open up to Liberal one of the richest and fastest developing territories in the Southwest, and will be a large contributing factor to the growth of our little city in the future. The Wonder Oil & Development I Co., which owns a good block of leases in Stevens county, are at this time (September 1921)r haul ing material and building a der rick on a location 4 miles east and 3 north of Hugoton, the county seat of Stevens county. This loca tion is 21 miles west and 3 miles i north of Liberal. The material was hauled from Liberal, and from an inspection of - same, it would indicate another "real" rig and test for this territory. The Opportunity of the State of Kansas is Seward County Skaer & Skaer Rig No. 1 Located on SWVi of SWK, Sec. 6, Twp. 34, R. 33; 5 miles north and 1 mile west of Liberal. This location is on a good block of leases but no drilling yet commenced. And its "going concern". It will continue going. We are practically as sured a big gas field and things look mighty good for an oil field but our land sells itself on its merits. There's nothing in Kansas for the money equal to it. Buyers say so. You will say so when you investigate. Oil Leases for Sale ' Our activity in the real estate . business has placed us in a position ' to control a number of well loca ted leases. If you are interested, prices will be quoted you upon request ' GRIFFITH ft BAUGHMAN Liberal, Kaniat W. E. Farmer and family, John Priefert and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fitzgerald, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Gardner, Mr. and, Mrs. Harve El dridge, Bevton D. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mann. Albert Edwards and wife were among those from here who attended the Fair at Hugoton during the week. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver A. Kuns have returned to their home in Minneapo lis, Minnesota, after having spent the past week with Mrs. Kuns' father, M. Fraim. and grandmother, Mrs. P. A. Fraim. This is Mrs. Kuns first visit here since her marriage and her many friends were glad to see her Rffain. , MORROW HOSPITALS Third St. and Kansas Ave. LIBERAL, KANSAS A. M. MORROW " Physician and Surgeon B- H. DAY Specialist Eye, Eye, Nose and Throat Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Gorman spent Sunday in Meade, the guests of Mr. and Mr. Roy Twist Pianos String Instruments Sheet Music Molthop Studio 630 North Kansas (First published Sept 15, 1921) SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that under and by virtue of a Judg ment rendered in the District Court in the County of Seward, in the State of Kansas, in an action wherein The Peoples State Bank, a Corpora tion, is plaintiff, and Mary L. McCor kle, and others were defendants, and of an order of sale issued on said Judgment, to me directed and deliv ered, I will, on Saturday, the 15th day of October, A. D.; 1921, .at 10 o'clock, a. m., of that day, at the front door of the Court House in Liberal, in the County of Seward, in the State of Kansas, offer at Public Sale and sell to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, the folowing tract of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Seward, in the State of Kansas, namely Lots 10, 11 and 12 in Block 12, . ' of the Terwilliger-Weidensaul . Addition to the City of Liberal, Kansas; ' W. '0.,NELSON, Sheriff. Sheriff's Office, Sept. 12, 1921. (First Published Sept. 9, 1921) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior: U. S. Land Office at Topeka, Kan- sasy September 3, 1921. Notice is hereby given that Wil liam T. Wear of Moscbw, Kansas, who, on March 14, 1917, made Ad Jit.innal Homestead Entry. Serial No 04704, 014245 D. C. for W -NE W SE 14, Section 21, Townshir 31 S., Range 34 W. 6th. Principal "'eridian, has filed notice of inten tion to make Three Year. Proof, to establish claim to the land abqve de scribed, before the Clerk of the Dis trict Court of Seward County, Kan ?as, at Liberal, Kansas, on the 17th v of October, 1921. , r Claimant names as witnesses: A. J. Schmook, Charles Rand, A O. Ridenour and C. E. Downing, D if Moscow, Kansas. GEORGE ALLEN, Register INSURANCE We write it in the best of standard companies. Let us write yours. Moore & Franklin. improved half section of fine wheat land to trade for new or slightly im proved land. 13t2c NOTICE All persons owing notes to the es nf Davis will take notice IVof anma must hp. TIBld Wltnin Ul8 . ... R 1 I. 1, -H next miry ujra - rangements to settle within that time. This is imperative and for the benefit of debtors. r.. O. DAVIS 15t4 Administrator.