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THE -LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
Th T.ihprnl FiPiTifirrflt W. V. Griffith attended to business matte ra in Sublette Monday. J.B.MILLER Owner - . . Jt . E. D. Cooper was a business visi- Entered as second-class matter Jan- tor in Sublette and Satanta Monday. uary 6, 1911, at the post office at Liberal, Kansas, under he Act of ' March 8, 1879. I For Sale: Ford Truck with Grain , Bed. No. 1 shape. R. O. Tobias. At A car of Oliver 2-row listers for horse and .-Fordson. Thos. W. Gaw. Published Every Thursday at Liberal, Seward County, Kansas ! the Mann Auto Co. ltl OFFICIAL PAPER OF SEWARD i COUNTY. LIBERAL CITY AND I Mr8- Charles Augerot left for Ar- iTvtTwn RTLTV.R LAND OVTICE. i kansas Sunday to visit friends and Subscription price (1-60 Per Year DECREASE IN LIGHT RATES COMING SOON Manager of Liberal Light, lea A Pow er Co., Makes Announcement of Much Interest to Patroni In an interview with Felix L. Cadou, president of the Liberal Light lee & Power Company, it develops that the question of rates was upper most in his mind, and he seemed to be particularly enthusiastic over the results of tests now being conducted and figures now being compiled, , which so far, although as yet incom plete, demonstrate that the installa tion of new and up-to-date machin ery just accomplished by his company has so far demonstrated to him that his company finds itself in a position to have its customers share in its cheaper production. He has there fore decided to give them immediate benefits and commencing with bills for current used during July quite a reduction will be evident. Mr. Cadou further states that al though the public (the consuming public) was not aware of it, careful tests were being conducted, a mass of data and figures gone into with the idea in mind of finding out Just whet reduction could be made in the rates, apd although these figures and tests are not as yet finished, it was decided to make a reduction anyway. The rates in effect from July 1 will be as low as those in any town in the state of. the size of Liberal and in tome cases considerably lower. Mr. Cadou also states that Liberal is the best town, the most progressive town and the most liberal patrons of elec tricity in any town that he knows of and the ctyy is certainly to be com plimented on its showing and the progressive attitude of its city au thorities and inhabitants and pre dicts a great future for our city. Mr. Cadou states that although his company has contracts with the city for pumping and white way lights, which coijtract has a considerable period to run, his company is willing to reduce the rate in these contracts so as to allow the city to invest the saving affected in improvements for the city. It is a very evident fact (and no reasonable man will deny it) that nothing can be sold without a reas onable profit and electric utilities are no different from other manufactur. Ing or merchandising concerns, ex cept that they have to be content with average profits which our mer chants would certainly go broke on. Mr. Cadou and his loyal force is endeavoring to give adequate and efficient service at a price which will encourage the use of electricity for lighting and power, and safeguard the Interests of the investors of its securities, a number of which are held by citizens of Liberal. In a few days the company will have pamphlets setting forth the new rates, which will be obtainable at its office. Extension of the company's lines is now under way in districts not as yet served and these extensions, will cover north, south, east and west portions of the city. ' CATHOLIC CHURCH relatives. Have man that has a good machine, wants job of threshing out of bargees for some farmer who hasn't combine. Call for Woodward, at Graber Supply Company for information by Satur day, ltl John Deere Two-row Cultivators Ridge Busters Disc Harrows Listers Van Brunt Drills Eclipse Windmills Dempster Windmills Fairbanks Engines . Repairs for All of them Oil Stoves Rubber Hose Woven Fence Paints and Oils Window Glass Builders' Hardware Barb Wire Garden Tools Washing Machines Carpenter's Tools General Hardware Scandrett & Fuest HAD GREAT TIME AT ROTARY CONVENTION Mr. and Mr. Paul W. LlgKt Return Monday Night Front Lot An geles Rotary Meeting It took two trains of ten cars each to convey the delegates from the old Seventeenth District of Rotary to the International Convention at Los An geles, the latter part of May, and there were two Liberal representa tives on one of these trains, Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Light. One train was made up at Oklaho ma City, the other at Kansas City, and they met at Newton, running all the way to the coast just 80 minutes apart. The old Seventeenth district was composed of the states of Okla homa, Kansas and Missouri. This dis trict was divided at the International Convention on account of the rapid growth 0f Rotary. Liberal is v now in the Twelfth district, comprised of the western half of Oklahoma and Kansas. Mr. Light reports that Kansas was probably the best advertised state, and that Wichita was likely the city that received the largest amount of advertising. All delegates from the Seventeenth district were supplied with the Kansas sunflower. The itinery of the special trains in cluded a stop at the Grand Canyon and Mr. Light reports that this was one ofthe outstanding features of the entire trip. There were 8000 peo ple visited the Grand Canyon on June 1st, and about 2600 on bune 2. The Liberal delegates returned on No. 1 Monday afternoon, SUNFLOWER CAFE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT The SunflowerCafe on Lincoln Ave. changed hands again this week. Mrs. W. H. Petty of Pratt Kansas, buying the fixtures and business from Martin Jonas. The Cafe opened under the new management Tuesday morning. Mrs. Petty will serve regular meals at noon and evening and will also i serve short orders and breakfast. FOR SALE I Methodist Tabernacle at Fourth and Sherman.' Will sell all or part in sections as it stands. Paul W. Light, J. N. Evans, and E. D. Cooper, Committee. Have man that has a good machine, wants job of threshing out of bargees for some fanner who hasn't combine. Call for Woodward, at Graber Supply Company for information by Satur day, ltl ' , ROCK ISLAND NOTES Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bippls arrived home Tuesday on No. 2 from Cali fornia, where they attended the Shrine meeting. , W. W. Ryan, western Wayne In spector from Kansas City, was in the city Saturday. Atkinson, third trick call boy, was taken to Dalhart Tuesday, and given j a position as yard clerk. R. K. McMullin, son of H. E. Mc Mullin, train master, has accepted a position here as second trick call boy. I Mrs. J. A. Tack left Thursday af ternoon for LeRoy, New Mexico, to attend the funeral of her grandfather W. B. Taylor went to Plains Wed-1 nesday afternoon to inspect a car of perishable freight, which had to be transferred there. D. L. Helsel and Fred Voth went to Pratt on a pleasure trip the first of the week. Chas. Augerot has returned home after a visit with relatives at Empo ria, for a few days, Wesley Hill, boiler maker helper, returned to work Friday, after sev eral weeks off, sufferingg with a broken arm. Mrs. O. B. Wimmer returned home Tuesday, after being in a Kansas City hospital and successfully under going an operation W. S. Banks went to Guymon on business first of the week. W. E. Danver, road foreman of equipment, was in the city Wednes day. A car of Oliver 2-row listers for horse and Fordson -Thos. W. Gaw. Have man that has a good machine, wants job of threshing out of bargees for some farmer who hasn't combine. Call for Woodward, at Graber Supply Company for information by Satur day, ltl NEW COMPRESSOR AT THE GEORGE GROCERY The meat market and icing ma chine are installed at the J. E. George Grocery and they will open for busi ness in themeat department Satur day of this 'week. Mr. Blakemore, the manager, advises that he has been somewhat delayed in getting the equipment here and installed, as he intended to have the market ready! for the harvest rush. j The ice machine which is a part of the equipment of the market is a machine that is rarely found in a town the size of Liberal, and there) is none other in southwest Kansas this side of Hutchinson. With the new compressor, the use of ice ia done away with in both of the ice boxes, and also in the display coun ters and refrigerators of the shop. The machine is made by the Fisher Manufacturing Company and is oper ated by a 7-horse power motor. Mrs. D. S. Hendrickson and daugh ter, Mrs. O. G. Halley of Arthur, Il linois, arrived in the city Wednesday. They will make their future home here. Notice! When you make a DOLLAR you are a WORKMAN But, when you save a DOL LAR you are a FINANCIER. Which one are you. Here re some things your small change will buy Save Your DOLLARS 300 pins for 5c 1 doz. Safety pins 5c 1 doz. Buttons 5c 1 spool thread 5c 1 yard Elastic 10c 1 pawder puff 5c 1 yard ribbon 5c 1 double Hair Net 10c 1 paper Needles 5c 100 wire hair pins 10c 1 dressing Comb 10c 1 doz. pearl buttons 10c 1 pair' Sox 10c 1 sp. Crochet Cotton 10c 1 can Talcum 10c 1 line lawn Hdkfs. 10c These are only a few. There are many more The A. L. Duckwall Stores Co. LIBERAL Phone 369 KANSAS Low Mass at the Catholic church Sunday, June 25, at 8 o'clock, a. m. FIELDS-HALL Miss Rose Hall and John Fields Were married Monday, June 19th, at Iola, Kansas. Mrs. W. A. Blanton, sister of Miss Hall accompanied them. The bride was formerly a nurse in the Morrow hospital and the groom is a Liberal boy, having finished his schooling here, and this year attend ed the State University at Lawrence. He is a son of Mrs. Fields-Johnson. J. H. Friesan of-Inman, Kansas, returned home Monday, after several days visiting with relatives here. What you are worth today is not what You Have Made but what You Have Saved Many men realize this fact when they come to make an in v vestment or Take an Inventory You are worth no more than you have saved. How much more could you have saved than what you have if you had put your money in the Bank. Start an -Account today! It Is Never Too Late FEDEHAL BESEKVE S fcBYBTBM -fl The First National Bank "Save While Your Neighbors Do" The Rate Question Rates for a commodity are what we are all vi tally interested in and the question of sufficient re turns to allow for improvements and extensions is not always appreciated by the consuming public. The Liberal Light, Ice & Power Company has . installed new and up-to-date machinery by which the cost of producing current is expected to be reduced, just how much remains to be seen, but during the time necessary to obtain and compute the figures, this com pany has decided to put into effect commencing with the July billing, a tentative new rate- downward, and will maintain this rate until a thorough knowledge of the result can be obtained. The new rates apply to commercial light and power, residence lighting, cook ing and heating and also sign lighting. Copies of these new rates will be obtainable at the office of the com pany June 29th. The Liberal Light, Ice & Power Company has always been cognizant of the rates which existed and has always hoped that the day woutd come when its customers could be encouraged in the use of electric ity for their needs by a rate which the customer could afford to pay and which would bring in a margin of profit sufficient to enable the company tomiaintian good service and meet the demand for improvements and enlargements of its property so necessary to keep pace with this growing city. The new rates will commence to be in effect on bills for electricity used during the month of July. The Liberal LightIce&PowerCo. Bread is natures best food. Good bread making depends upon the Flour Always Ask Your Grocer for P JU La uu -- .