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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
FILMED IN SPAIN Scenes of "The SpanUh Jmim" Are Finely Photographed An entrancing novel by a popular author, interpreted by a sterling cast headed by David Powell, the featured player, and actually fildem in the identical locales of whicbthe author wrote such is "The Spanish Jade," a Paramount picture coming to the Tucker theater for two days com mencing Friday, September 22. The story in question is "Spanish Jade," written by Maurice Hewlett, one of the foremost novelists of the day. It graphically recounts the struggle of FOR SALE A square, quarter section two miles from the intersection of Kansas Ave. and Second Street, Liberal, Kansas. Priced cheap. Some terms. H. HOBBLE Miller Building. &oona strike . s..A , ,t,lnl. (.. ' . ITUnu'r J ! ' If I Monday is the day when most women strike. Raise the I. W. W. banner. Say it and mean it: "I won't wash-" We will. Tele phone us. Eureka Steam Laundry Phone 101 a beautiful Spanish girl for happi ness and of the sacrifice she was prepared to make for the man who' had risked his life to Aid her. - David Powell, Marc MacDermott, Harry Ham and Evelyn Brent are in the cast and the picture, as its title im plies, .was entirely filmed in Spain. John - S. Robertson, famed director of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Sentimental Tommy," was responsi ble for the production. LIBERAL YOUNGSTERS HEADING WRONG WAY Many acts of vandalism have been reported to the Juvenile court the past few months and are becoming more numerous. It seems that there is a gang of boys here, ranging from eight to fifteen years old, who have entered houses, destroyed property and have committed other acts not countenanced by law. We, are told by officers that some of these boys are sons of influential parents, people who stand well in the community, and that they have en deavored to induce the boys to quit their evil ways for the sake of their parents, but that they are getting close to the point where the reform atory doors must close upon them if they do not stop their unlawful acts. Judge Campbell has been very le nient with these boys, trying to pre vail upon their better natures to change their ways, but he must act one of these days and when he does there is going to be something do ing. If this meets the eyes of these boys, we want them to understand that it is not a bluff, but a cold hard fact and they are not going to eoi tinue much longer. Parents would do well to know where their boys are and assist the officers in break ing up the gang. It is a difficult condition to han dle, but unless these boys voluntar ily give up their lives of crime they will be put where they will be .brok en of the babbit, and the Democrat will have the unpleasant duty of an nouncing their departure for the state reformatory. The officers have your number and they are going to call it the next time you break the law. Harry Lightcap "will leave tomor row for Offerle, Kan., where he will visit at the home of his mother foil several days. He will go from there to Wichita where he will attend the wheat show. Superior Drills. Thos. W. Gaw. A SCREW LOOSE SOMEWHERE While we do not understand the workings of the solar system nor do we know the exact size of the axis upon which the world revolves, we do know that there is a screw loose somehere, for the every day occur rences of said world are so cruel and unnatural. As evidence of this we cite the following unnatural occur rences that have transpired the past two weeks: Roy Garvey killed his father in Kansas City. In his father's will Roy was bequeathed $125,000, while another brother was cut off with only $100. A couple in a neighboring town was divorced three months ago. Un der the Kansas law a person must be divorced six months before they can remarry. This couple came here last week and implored County Attorney Parker to let them remarry. Danillo, the Italian, killed his two daughters at his shanty, in Kansas City, put their bodies in a sack and threw them into the river. Still, he says, he loves his wife and the other babies. ' An old woman killed her husband because she said he was getting old and decrepit A young girl said she would have gladly taken him if the old lady would have kicked him out. A rich young lady who had $8, 000,000 rented a flat in a tenant dis trict because she said she was tired of aristocracy and wanted to rub el bows with the commen herd. Hugo ton Journal. Dr. Blackmer of Hooker was in Liberal Wednesday, attending to' pro fessional interests. Mrs. Turner returned Sunday from Pratt, where she has been with tier mother, who hi quite ill. Miss Corrine Washburn came Wed. nesday from Plains, and is employed in the office of Dr. Beatty. Buy your Cut Flowers and Potted Plants at the Liberal Flower Shop at the Liberal Undertaking Company. Mrs. L. S. Hibbs of Perryton, Tex as is spending the week here with Mrs. J. A. Willis. "HOME ELECTRIC" WILL BE ERECTED FOR WHEAT SHOW Electrical Conveniences in The'llome Will Be Demonstrated TO HAVE FARM ANNEX Miss Lucille Jarrett is attending the University at Boulder, Colorado, this year. She has been visiting the past month at the Dr. Knisley home there. Vera and Vira Knisley are also attending the University, Through the cooperation of build ers and furnishers, and the electrical iealers of the Southwest with the Wheat Show Board, visitors to the International Wheat and Farm Pro ducts Exposition at Wichita from September 25 to October 7 No. will have the opportunity of seeing what the complete electrification of the home and farm can mean. This "Home Electric" will be one of the eighty in as many cities of the nation, and will be one of the units in national campaign for the increasel use of electrlcty in the home. The movement sprang from the belief that people do not realise what they are missing until it is put before their eys. As a result, these full-sized model houses furnished with the beat ' of taste, completely equipped, have been built as object lessons. The house at the International Wheat and Farm Products Eiposition will be built with that view in mind. It will be furn ished' with the best that the stores and shops of the Southwest have to offer. The electricians will then In stall every electrical device that has been invented, from electric door locks to curling irons and shaving mugs. And that It may be ultra modern, radio receiving sets will be placed throughout the house in order that visitors may hear the concerts and programs broadcasted daily. There will also be an annex for the "Farm Electric". All the various electrical conveniences for the farm will be demonstrater here. Illuminat ing, laundering, and heating will be shown and explained by competent lecturers. This beautiful and con venient farm home is expected to be of special interest to the younger col lege trained farmer and his wife If it's a farm loan you want, see Moore & Franklin. 12t2c Buy Midland Gas AND Pure Pennsylvania Lubricants At The BIG WHITE FILLING STATION On West Second Street Patronize Home Industry Have you ever stopped to think where your tax money conies from and where it goes? You know you have to pay taxes, but did you ever stop to think that everyone else must do the same thing? You realize that it costs money to run this town and this county, and the schools, and improve the roads, but have you stopped to think that we could have better schools and better roads if there was more property on . which to collect taxes? And this withput making your taxes higher? It is a fuct which no one can deny. The more taxable property in the town the lower all taxes will be in proportion. How can we have more taxable property in Liberal and Seward county? By building up the in stitutions which show a disposition to spend their money in improvements in the town; by patroniz ing the firms which contribute not only to taxes but to other institutions seeking to build up the town, bring iji more people and furnish better marketing conditions. When you buy from a home firm you are helping yourself and your neighbors when you buy from a foreign firm you are helping to build up the town where you spend your money and in , juring yourself. When other conditions are equal the home firm should receive your patronage because it is to your advantage. We ask you to try our products and if equal to the best you find, we would like to have your business. LIBERAL AUTO SUPPLY COMPANY West Second Street liberal, Kansas HELPED OUT MOTHER NATURE Venetian Women . Went to Some Pains to Acquire Hair of Tint Greatly Admired. Some ungallant bookworm bus dug cp a scandal that Sappho was bald. There are not wanting ground for the suspicion tliat Queen ICIlzuheth'it red wig concealed a nude scalp, As for the thrice lovely Mary Queen of Scots, she actually wore a wig when she went to have her head tut off. uml she left a suspiciously lurge col lection of w igs behind her. The lovely anil naughty Queen Mar got. wife of Henry IV, kept a i ruin of pages with yellow hair for the re plenishment of ber wigs. How much trouble the Venetian women took to acquire the reddish hirsute tint that Is admired In the pictures of Titian muy be Judged from this account written by an Italian chronicler In 1589: , "The houses of Venice ore common ly crowned with little constructions In wood, resembling a turret without a roof. At the base these lodges or boxes are formed of masonry and cov ered with a cement of sand und lime to protect them from the ruin. It Is In these tlmt the Venetian women may be seen as often us, and Indeed olten er thun, In their chambers; It Is there that, with their heads exposed to the full ardor of the sun, during whole duys they strain every nerve to aug ment their charms. "Seated there, they keep on wetting their hair with a sponge dipped In some elixir of youth. They wear on their heads a straw hat without a crown so that the hair, drawn through the opening, may he spread upon the borders ; this hat doing double duty as a drying line for the hair and u para sol to protect the head and face." And consider the Roman matrons who used to blondlne their "crowning glory" with a mess of decomposed leeches. The Rural Appeal. To he out of doors Is the normal condition of the natural man. At some period of our ancestral life, so dim In our thought but so po tential In our temper, disposition and physique, we have all lived, ho to speak, In the open air; and although city-born and city-bred we turn to the country with an Instinctive feeling that we belong there. There are a few cockneys to whom the sound of Row Hells Is sweeter thun the note of the bluebird, the resonant clarion of chanticleer or the far-off bleating of sheep; but to the Immense majority of men these noises are like sounds that were familiar In childhood. I have sometimes thought that the deep est charm of the country lies in the fact .that It was the home and play ground of the childhood of the race, and, however long some of us have been departed from It, It stirs within us rnre memories - and associations which are imperishable. The lowing of the cattle coming home at night fall; the bleating of sheep on the hill side pastures ; the crowing of the cock, are older than any human speech which now exists. They were ancient sounds before our oldest histories were written. I know of nothing sweeter to the man who comes out of the heat and noise nnd dust of the city In mid summer. H. W. Muhle. SOLDIER IS PUT LAST, IS THE CHARGE Chicago. Sept. 12 Under 'the cap tion "Who got the money." the Amer ican Legion Weekly has begun publi cation of a series of, articles based on allegations of war profiteering, be ginning today. Exclusive of loans to the allies, the war cost the United States government something like 19,00 million dollars,' of which about 15,000 thousand million dollars was expended in purchase of materials, the first article asserts. Life and property, men and muni tions, won the war, the article says. It then tells of a lieutenant, worn out with fighting, who, in his rest period back of the lines, continued to make out reports, one of which failed to report loss of two rifles. The price of these rifles was deducted from his pay. The article declares officers at the front sometimes were tempted to believe that the government regard ed property as more valuable than lives. . The treatment accorded these fight ing men is compared with that given rich and powerful companies at home which furnished food. An instance is cited in which it is charged that sev eral million cans of rotten food were sold to the government for -$8,600,-000. The charges say, further, that despite a congressional report that this food was packed accordingly for sale to the army, the courts thus far have been denied the opportunity of deciding on the case. The article asks whether equal Jus tice was meted out to the soldiers and to the food cellers. Kansas City Star. OIL SALESMAN TO USE AIRPLANE ON TERRITORY Jim Dameron, salesman for the Jack Nourse Oil Company, will leave this afternoon on No. 2 for the pur pose of buying an airplane to use in making his territory for Nourse oils. Dameron is a booster right and never overlooks a bet when it cornea to getting business and since Mr. Nourse, the head of the firm, has been successful in covering the field in his plane decided that he, too, would use the airplanes for business. SOME IMAGINATION Two Negro soldiers were discussing the relative merits of their buglers. One of them said: "Niggah, . when dat boy of ouhs plays pay call it sounds 'zactly like de Boston Sym phony playin' de Rosary." The other one replied: "Niggah, you ain't got no bugler a-tall. When Snowball Jones wraps his lips around dat bugle anl plays mess call I looks down at mah beans an' I says, 'Strawberries, behave. You're kickin' de whipped cream out of de plate.' " Exchange. Credulochemistry. Of nil the "scientific" titbits dished up by our newspaper chefs, none en Joys more remilnl popularity than the discovery of the "Ioh. art" of hard ening copper. Only lately our fore most Journals were devoting columns to the World war veteran who, rinding In an nslican some leaves or nn old en cyclopedia dealing with nn ancient metallurgist and his success In hard ening copper, fell to experimenting on his own account, with the residt that Ms process was bought by Judge (lary for $1.(HHMWK In cash pins 2 rents per pound royalty. A modest and retiring denial subsequently appeared. For such newspaper crnokery Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering suggests the apt name of credulochemistry, while the Engineering and Mining Journal Intimates that the press might vary Its menu hy creating unbreakable glass for milk bottles nnd petrllied wood for construction purposes. Certainly these would prove no less digestible than copper even burdened copper. Scien tific American. You say, Mr. Merchant, that yon don't have to advertise because you have been in business so long that everybody knows you. Well, there is a certain mail order house in Chica go that has probably been in business as long as you have, and we will bet a nickel to a ginger cake that every person who reads these lines can call the name of that firm. And we will bet further, that over half of your customers have catalogs of this firm in their homes right now. They see the value of advertising. Can't you? Chase County News. An ad in your home paper "brings home the bacon." Had Good Reason for Smile. John K. Milllgan, chief clerk of the public utilities commission, breezed Into his olllce Monday In high spirits A broad smile adorned bis face and he went about his work with the alac rity of a man who has Just Inherited a fortune. Ills fellow-workers began to confer wltlp one another as to the prob able cause of the chief clerk's Ju bilation. "I'll bet he Just got a ton of coal," suggested one young statistician. "Maybe he struck a gold mine out In his Maryland farm," .another said. Later In the day the truth leaked out. Milllgan had become the papa of an eight-pound baby boy. Wash ington Star. Lifeboats en Rails. Lifeboats arranged on deck on rails, so that they can be run to that part of the ship from which launching Is pos sible, are features of the new steam ship Mecklenburg, claimed to be the last word In safety ships, which has Just made her Initial trip between Folkestone and Flushing.. - In many' cases of disaster at sea it has been found Impossible to launch all of the boats on a ship because of the Hat. By this new device this dif ficult Is said to bt overcome, DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK THAT newspaper advertising COMMANDS ATTENTION. THAT ull can help. Every cit izen should be a booster. THAI before you sent) your, money out of your city, be sure that you are saving money. THAT seldom is moncv saved- by buying away from home. TRY THE STORES OF YOUR OWN CITY FIRST. THAT you should make your city a bright spot for business. Your city possesses many win ning advantages. -1 THAT the careful buyer reads the advertisements, as adver tised goods are guaranteed goods. TTTAT tlia fimna flint nrfvprfisp. stand behind the goods they sell, and if not as represented, they will make good. THAT is one of the reasons why careful buyers realize the importance of reading the advertising col umns of the paper when it comes to spending their hard earned money. THAT vou can get both serv ice and good seasonable mer chandise in your own home town; if you visit vour own stores and examine their stocks vou will be agreeably surprised. E. R. WATTE. n . A, it l -1 secretary nnswnw. ukiuuuiiio. Board of Commerce.