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The Liberal Democrat i. B. MILLER. Owner Entered as second-class matter Jan uary 6, 1911, at the post office at Liberal, Kansas, under the Act of March 8, 1879. Published Every Thursday at Liberal, Seward County, Kansas OFFICIAL PAPER OF SEWARD COUNTY, LIBERAL CITY I AND UNITED STATES LAND 07FICE. Subscription price......$1.60 Per Yew tXkes eleven firsts AT THE STATE FAIR Mrs. Marion L. Hays of Hutchin son, a former Liberal girl, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Feather, received eleven firsts at the State Fair this week. Mrs. Hays entered twelve cakes and a variety of cookies in the pastry department; She received six firsts, four seconds and one third and first on cookies. L. D. Wood of Beaver, Oklahoma, was trading here the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Adams of Hu goton were visiting here the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. R. Walker of Beaver, Oklahoma, were visiting here the first of the week. See us for cheap lands on the new railroad in Haskell, Grant and Stan ton counties. It will pay you. Moore & Franklin. 12t2c Mr. and Mrs. George Fiedler ar rived Tuesday from Pratt. Mrs. Fied ler has been in Colorado Springs for the past few weeks. Geo. R. Fiedler of Pratt, was in town the first of the week visiting old friends and looking after some business interests. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Gardner and children of Beaver, were in Liberal Tuesday and took the train for Rich land, Mo., where they will spend sev eral weeks visiting relatives. Mrs. Jennie Hodges left Tuesday for Lubbock, Texas, where she will visit with her son Harland and daughter, Mrs. Harry Horny. She expects to be gone about a month. Mrs. J. B. Spradling and Miss Nina Lord left today for Hutchinson, where they will visit and attend the fair. Mrs. Spradling will visit with her sister, Mrs. Ed Barnville. Mrs. C. O. Dye and Mrs., R. C. Curtiss and children and Miss Vir ginia Curtiss, returned Monday to Plains after visiting friends in a lo cal hospital. Mrs. Clara Bisitt and little son was s. uiara ana .... ... ... from Hugoton Monday and took the train for Pratt, Kan., where they will be with Mrs. Bisitt's father, S. E. Chance, who is very 111. John Dennis of Kansas City, was in Liberal the first of the week vis iting relatives. He went to Tyrone Tuesday where he will visit at the home of his son Wilfred Dennis. GLORIA SWANSON SCORES AGAIN Gloria Swanson, who has been called the best dressed woman on the screen, further justifies this reputa tion in "Her Husband's Trademark," her third Paramount starring vehicle, showing at the Tucker theater, Mon day and Tuesday. Miss Swanson's gorpreous array of feminine attire in this instance con stitutes a necessary feature to the theme of this story. Her husband, played by Stuart Holmes,1 is a money-mad business man who adheres to the theory that a show of money at tracts money and that a beautifully gowned wife is the best indicator of a husband's prosperity and wealth. On this false hope he overlives his income and in a final desperate ef fort to recoup, goes so far as to en courage a romance between his wife and old friend in the hopes of ob taining a large oil contract. Finally comes the disillusionment for the wife and friend, with rather startling results. The story is by Clara Beranger, acenarized by Lorna Moon and was filmed under the direction of Sam Wood. Richard Wayne is leading miy and others in the cast are Lu cien Littlefield, Clarence Burton, Charles Ogle and Edythe Chapman. 6 MONEY on unimproved farm land sold at my office. No commission or expense. John W. Baughman AskE. D. Cooper Births Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Koose, of near Lorena, September 14, ' a girl. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Igo, of near Lorena, September 17, a boy. . Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Printz, September 20, a boy. j Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Q. P. Hoi-, land, Tuesday, September 19th, a boy. Deaths Leo Emerson Curtiss, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Curtiss of Plains, died Wednesday morning at a local hospital after a three weeks' illness. The body was taken to Plains Wednesday evening etni funeral services held there to day. DEATH OF MRS. S. C. SNELL Mrs. Sarah C. Snell passed away at the home of her son James A. Snell, in this city Saturday, Septem ber 9th, at 1:45 p. m., after a short illness. Mrs. Snell was born near Newton, 111., November 17, 1848,' and was 73 years, 9 months and 24 days of age. Mrs. Snell was a resident of Hook- er. Oklahoma, and was visitinir with her son when the fatal illness over took her. Funeral services were held at the day. Rev. C. G. Cantrell of Hooker, Christian church of this city Sun Okla., officiated. Her remains were shipped to Chicago, III., for inter ment at Oak Ridge cemetery. Besides her son J. A. Snell, of this city, she leaves a husband, John Snell of Leiwsburg, Ky., and two daugh ters, Mrs. M. A. McDonald and Mrs. James Reaich, of Hooker, Okla. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks to the Christian church and friends for their assistance and kindness at the death of our dear mother. James A: Snell and wife, Mrs. James Reaich and husband, Mrs. Mattie McDonald. Lone Star Items A nice rain visited this part of the country Friday afternoon, leaving the ground in nice shape. Most everyone is sowing wheat at this time. Mrs. J. F. Crawford and son Gran ville, has returned from points in Missouri. Leo Carter is working for Leslie T...I, . tni. witin. ti.o.. - ! ing wheat. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Tepner and Mrs. Anna Grubbs visited with friends and relatives at Gray, Ok lahoma, Sunday. The Lone Star school will start week after next, or that is the plan at this time. R. E. Tepner has been having trou- b,e 8tarting his tracto, ,agt ww . r Virgie Hall went to Perryton, Tex as, Saturday to look after business. There was a party at Mrs. Lillie Carter's Saturday night Let us make you that Farm Loan. Moore & Franklin. 12t2c A. M. Roach was up from Hooker this week looking after business in terests. Clarence Craver of Pratt was among the out of town visitors this week. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Sealy and son Chas. and Mrs. 'Mary Wilson will drive to Dodge City Sunday to visit relatives. L. D. Wood of Beaver was looking after business interests the first of the week and visiting with friends here. Miss Mildred Feather left Tuesday afternoon for Hutchinson where she will visit with her sister, Mrs. Marion L. Hays, and attend the fair. Why go out in the country to buy Flowers? Get them at the Liberal Flower Shop at the Liberal Under taking Co. C. O. Davis purchased twenty-six of the lots in Pleasant Valley this week. Most of the town lots are sold at this time. D. C. Wood returned Monday night from Bethany, Mo., where he has been visiting his people for the past two weeks. Mr. Woods says there is a wonderful fruit and corn crop there this year and that Missouri is not as dry as Kansas. NOT NATURAL END , Death From Old Age Never in Sche;r.3 of Things. Man Really la the Only Animal That li Coddled, Propped Up, and Kept Alive. Those wistful dingers to life who cherish the Ignoble ambition of dying of old ace. If thev mum rile at nil. niay he shocked to hear tliut death I from old age is not a natural death. There's a paradox that will bear the "8ht of reason, for it can easily be ' ,nown ,nn am-n a death Is quite, re- auuiv iiuiu iiic ijui ujai ujeruiiuuv ui Dame Nature when she. Is left to her own devices, says a writer In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dame Nature would have made I abort work of Uncle Johnny Shell, Kentucky's senility freak, who died 1 the other day at the reputed age of 134, had not the driveling old man's relatives and neighbors, to say nothing of the-rustic showmen who sometimes ' exploited him as the "oldest man on ' earth," conspired to protect him from ' the normal accidents of Injury or j j starvation that otherwise overtake the worn-out Individuals of any species, No creature Is permitted by Dame Nature to "lug . superfluous on the stage" until overtaken by the disso lution of absolute senility. Wild ani mals don't live to die of old age. They don't linger along as doddering de pendents, like the Kentucky Methu selah. The superannuated elephant or buf falo Isn't aupperted or tended by the herd. It retires gracefully to a soli tary state of existence and maintains Itself as well as It can with Its falling faculties until It starves to death, tumbles over a cliff or Is overcome by enemies. Whatever the end may be, It cornea pretty quickly, and Is considered by ome far more merciful than the pro tracted life that Uncle Johnny Shell dragged out for ao many years. The elderly tiger, no longer spry enough to catch the nimble antelope, becomes a man-eater and poaches bubles on the outskirts of some village. Then some body gets up a tiger hunt, and an ex plosive bullet saves it from the unnat ural disgrace of dying of old age. Who ever found a senile or en feebled rabbit, robin, wolf, benr, trout, eagle, wren, black bass or minnow? Why, Dame Nature wouldn't d renin of allowing her nice, clean cosmos to be cluttered up. She cleans house with a broom of accidents. Even the peaceful tree Is not al- lowed t0 cumber the earth beyond the period of Its ability to withstand the normal stress of the elements. IX may be a California sequoia over 3,000 years old or a Cape de Verde baobab over 5,000 years old, and It may have passed Its period of growth and en tered Its period of decay, hut It will not be allowed to die of old age. Some storm will bring It down In its glory. The untidy business of living to die of old age Is a fad of civilized man. Its deplorable products are often seen In almshouses. Also civilized man has Inflicted the curse upon his domestic and enfeebled dogs and cots are kept ! pets to a certain extent, so that senile alive by sentimentalists long after out raged common sense would have called for chloroform. The tradition of Uncle Johnny's ex treme age Is not supported by any of ficial records. A scientific Investigator who sought to ferret out the facts found that he could not honestly de duce any greater age for Uncle Johnny than a hundred years or thereabouts. Local tradition always exaggerates the age of a very old person, us In the case of old I'arr, whose bones crumble In Westminster abbey, and whose fame was embalmed in a book entitled The (Mile. Olde. Very Olde Man." Old Purr was a Shropshire peasant who was reputed to be 152 years old when taken to London by the earl of Arundel anil presented ut court. H died the same yem 10,15. Dr. William Harvey, who discovered the clrculiitliin of the blood, performed an autopsy and found the body In excel lent condition. lie thought ileuth had been caused by the change from sim ple country fare to the rich diet of I. on. Ion high life. On Old I 'air's tomb me recorded the names of teu mon arclis, from Edward IV to Charles I, under whom he lived. But later his torical Investigation threw a strong doubt on the length attributed to his life. Veteran Denies He Is Dead. A certain veterau of the World war hits a hard job on his bands. He receutly wrote to the Veterans' bureau, making an appeal for compen sation. "You are dead," replied the official communication from the bureau. Of course. It was not worded exactly that way, but that was the entire drift of the letter. So the man lias appealed te the Red Cross to tell the bureau that he is very much alive. "I am not dead at all," the veteran continues to assert In letters to the Veterans' bureau. "You are dead," replies the bureau. Misrepresented. "People say that you are Interested In some of the Industries mentioned' In the tariff." "It's untrue."' exclaimed Senator Sorghum. "What I am trying to keep from my constituents Is the fact that I am absolutely uninterested and not very well Informed." Florsheim Shoes A Standard Shoe for Men and Young Men New Fall Florsheim's now on display. Florsheim's are noted for their neat appearance and style, yet they are the favorites with a lot of men who consider wear the chief consideration of a shoe. Comfort is assured if you wear Florsheim's, for combined with their excellent wearing qualities and nifty appearance is that necessary element of a satis factory shoe Comfort. 7 See our new line before buying. PALACE CLOTHING 0. W. Spradling, Mgr. WHEN THE ROLL IS called up Yonder Aside from the fact that the true religion of Jesus Christ insures a clear conscience in the lives of those whs accept it wholeheartedly, besides a haven of rest throughout eternity for the weary soul, we like to think of it as the great equalizer, of how it will ultimately rectify the inequal ities of the present life. Cftir mind is brought to the above thought when we think of the great discrepancies that exist in the world today the social, commercial and financial inequalities that are evident on every hand. It is such a pity to see a little boy who is compelled to live in a hovel in poverty, deprived of many little lux uries and even the necessities of life that children who are more fortunate can enjoy. .The fact that such a lit tle one can see every day the pleas ures enjoyed by his neighbors only tends to make it doubly hard for him to endure his poverty. Our hearts are moved to compas sion when we see a strong husband removed fro mthe family circle, -leav- ing a frail little widow with a house full of orphans to provide for and educate. We have actually seen lit - tie children left thus, making pite- ous supplications for food to the mother, whose only answer was a tear mai came to ner eye. Tis such a pity that a young boy or girl was ever compelled to prepare for and embark upon a career in the world without the counsel and assist-.Call anee of their parents. How the young man or woman in their strug gle for a place of honor and respect ability in the affairs of the world must miss either of their parents from whom they were sepraated in childhood.' Many times it is the case that one of the hardest working most consci entious and most helpful men of a community has met with constant misfortune and is in poor financial j circumstances while one of the most! tyranincal, heartless and wicked men in the township, makes money at ev ery turn and amasses a great for tune. In the face of these conditions in the world today, and when we think of the foundation upon which thn cannot Christian religion stands, we refrain from speculating as to the ereat consternation and amazement versus the joys and happiness that will be apparent on that great day WANTED A woman to do house "When the Roll Is Called Up Yon-; work. Phone 2302 or call at 320 ,i H , ' N. Prosnect, between hours of 3 and ul 1 ; o mi t: .1 - i o-- VV h ii n fha rnnnnlu dm loiH hnro on this Brent dav we like tn think of hnw tti Wmipii,, will fiinntinn .- i l tt. i o r i - - - vidual to play in the life everlasting who war omnellpd to nlav An insicr- nificant part on the stage of this life, . . . . , . and who was sometimes pushed clear off the stage by a boisterous, self - im - portant actor. The litte boy will en- f , . . .i. . joy luxuries and the necessities of life there on a par with the rest of his comrades. When this Ureat t , !l iLaua. zauon ooara meets wm d aW u new Jt possible for the husband who waslvou are oin to Dund see me. ti taken away from the family circle to ' take them back to his bosom and en-1 joy the haven of eternal rest with F0R gALE One 3-year old regis them, happy evermore. On this I tered Poland China boar; a good irreat day it will be possible for the' young boy or girl, who was deprived of the needed counsel and assist ance of loving parents in this. life. ia ha hannilv reunited with them in I glory In the full and complete lEg 4 west "Sbera'Katu ' WANTED Housekeeper at the Lib of the hereafter, if the exacting land- G- a Bookless. 13-2tp eral hospital. lltfc lord and money hoarder is admitted, it is certain that the Lord of all will eliminate all the hoggish tactics from his nature; hence, the conscientious, noble-hearted man will be insured of smooth sailing over there without in terference from the oppressor that he had to endure in this preparatory life.! Hugoton Journal. WANT ADS FOR SALE Salt City Business scholarship, combined course, at a reduction. Inquire Mrs. D. F. Orr, Route A, Box 101, or see L. K. Orr, at Bif Four Machine Shop. FOR SALE Good second-hand sew ing machines. Inquire at the Sin ger Sewing Machine Co., at the Lib eral Undertaking Co. 14t2p FOR SALE A nice, modern home, 5 rooms, on one of the' best east front locations on Sherman avenue, located close to 6th St on Sherman. Priced rieht. but must sell soon. Phone Walt Krohme. 4363. 14tfc CAN SELL some well secured notes. Chas. W. Rogers (Slivers-. 14tlc PEACHES For sale, good seedling j Pj-. good s.z 1 00 to $1. 0 ! mi, -nllfi,0-t nf T.ihoml nn th John Dickey farm. Lowell Roach, , 142tp FQR SALEMonitor gas engine, pump and jack. O. W. Spradling. :F0UNDA ,ad ,g watcK 0wner F0D ving Propert, . an( paying for this advertisement phone 233. 14tlc FOR SALE Columbia Grafonola, with 40 rec ords. Underwood Typewriter No. 6. Roll top desk, chair and table. Large Heating Stove. Overland Six Model 86. Studebaker Six Avery tractor, 12-26. Reo Speedwagon, new. Ford truck rim, tires and tubes. '110 gallon gas tank. . 60 gallon gas tank and pump. Terms Cash or trade. JOHN W. BAUGHMAN. I am in a position to place nine first class farm loans. See M. A. Paynter, Insurance Man, Liberal, Kan. 13tfc pfjj REN T Pleasant sleeping rooms; also meals in private fam- ily; $15 per week for two. ; Kitchen Pr'v''eKes if desired. 115 S. Jor- uun. . TOILETS cleaned, $2.50. John To 142tc bin, Phone 56. . 1 - ' . - . day. 13tlp FOUND Purse containing sum of money. Call 15. tic Mr. Geo. W. Fiedler is in the city on his reeular semi-annual visit Thosw"nt'nS "f dle nfn?" J ders at Taylor's drug store or Demo- 1 cra). 0ff jcei tl : L Mrs. Lizzie Swope, Mind Reader, ' located at corner of 5th and Pennsyl- fa. telg your past and futur6i and gjves advice in business. 13t2p u-.FOR SALE I have 10 best new see me. 1' will save you a lot of mo money on these, Phone 18L4. 13 tfc one: 3 snriner boar pigs; also 1 set Jones Wagon Scales. Inquire at 14-2t Eagle Gro. Co. FOR SALE One registered Jersey bull, and one Red Polled Bull, each STORE LOST Baby carriage and spare tire, from Essex. Between Lib eral and Satanta, Saturday evening. E. J. Guldner, Satanta. FOR SALE Pathe Grafonola, good as new; also 40 records. Will sell cheap for cash. G. L. Tucker, 28 South Lincoln. 12t3c LAND FOR SALE 18 miles north east of Liberal, Kansas, $19.00 per acre. Thos. McWilliams, Coon Rap ids, Iowa, 2tc WORK WANTED Household work wanted by young lady. Phone J. E. Beachamp, 8L13. 13-2tp FOR SALE CHEAP House, almost all terms. Chas.W. Rogers. (Sliv ers) 14tle FOR SALE OR TRADE One Chase Piano; 1 pump engine. See Elmer Tucker, Liberal, Kan. 9tfc LOOK A five-room house, lights and water in, small cellar; cloe to .iool. To sacrifice at once f 1600. :ie terms on part Look at this. :quire at the Democrat office. lOtf WANTED Man with car to sell best J n J mi I iiin iuw uiitcu uviu ures uwue. f ivu, Tire Co. 1618 Canal, Benton Harbor, Mich. FOR SALE Slightly used "Red Baby" International Speed Truck equipped with grain body. Must sell at a sacrifice to raise money. Wm. Burdge, I. H. C. Dealer, Hook er. Okla. FOR SALE My home in Liberal and also two other good pieces of city property. Mrs. Merchant 612 V. Grant 9tf FOR RENT Sleeping rooms in mod ern home. Phone 1376. tfc FOR SALE OR TRADE Good Ford Coupe, O. K. mechanically, good rubber, and ready to go. I will trade for good lota for larger car, or sell right for cash or on terms. Ray Kennedyy, Phone 882. FOR SALE: one five-room strictly modern house. Best location m res idence district Part terms. Write O. J. Wflkins, Dalhart, Texas. FOR SALE or will trade for good Liberal residence property, 240 acres of well improved Morton Coun ty land 13 miles from Elkhart, sandy loam, 100 acres in cultivation. A real good stock proposition. NW and E Vo of SW 11-34, 51. Sam Yaggy at Garber Supply Co. 8tfc SHEER Registerel Hampshire Bucks and Ewes and grade ewes for sale. L. M. Shives. Tyrone. Okla. 9t6p $10.00 Reward for delivery to Le Monnier Brothers at iLberal, Kan., one yellow mollie mule, wt lOOOlbs. Six years old. 6tf FOR RENT Two unfurnished rooms at No. 2 So. Grant, Phone 427. NEW 6 ROOM House and Granary. A Bargain. Terms. 6th and New York. C. E. Hancick. - 4tfc PLENTY of Money to loan at lowest rates on good farm and ranch lands. Quick action, liberal amounts, and three years to pay commlsilon without interest Harry G. Arm strong. 2tfc STRAYED: light bay mule weighing about 950. J. W. Daniels. 7 miles west and one south of Liberal. FOR SALE Ford touring car, driv- inn :i T r -v 611 nines, nr. u. ioung. j Phone Z171. lltfc FOR RENT Rooms furnished or un furnished in modern house. Mrs. S. C. Riggs, 906 N. Pershing, phone 4565. lltfc FOR RENT Furnished, rooms with or without board, one and one-half blocks from High School. Phone 1334, 711 N. Lincoln.