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'has t. .fi ll y Miss Kinnie Stitt was unable to -meet her classes in high school Fri day on account of Illness. Miss Ha cel Bcandrett acted M abatftuM. Cham. Keating who was badly burned last week when a kettle of hot beef broth scalded his face and hands ,1s retting alonf nicely. IN TROUBLE THROUGH . ISSUING BAD CHECK Take The Weather As It Comes '".) ' .. Growling at the sky is poor and unprofitable Business Make the Best of Your Time Save while you have the opportunity and the help of others. Keep company with those who save, and you will soon be saving your earnings. Many of our well-to-do patrons started with small ac counts at first Wh they did you can do. Don'f Delay Any Longer Ctkdebal DESERVE - aeWsYSTEMu The First National Bank "Get the Desire to Save, the Habit Will Grow." Claud Baker was arrested this week ! charged with issuing a bad check and ' his case was heard in justice court, where he had some difficulty Convinc ing the justice and county attorney that he had no intention of commit 'ting fraud when he gave" the check. The facts shotted that Me gave it in July, and, although the' holder of the check had written him several times and he had been-notified at least once by the justice that an action might i come at any time, Mr. Baker had de liberately ignored all and "just let , them wait." On this statement of 1 facts the justice was of the opinion 1 that, since he had not mada the I slightest effort to take up the check he must have intended to let it de i fault in the first place. Mr. Baker I was facing a jail sentence of thirty . days as a consequence and would Bring or send US your WATCH CLOCK AND JEWELRY REPAIRING We get your work done PROMPTLY and guaran tee our work to be SATIS FACTORY. Give us a trial We know we. con please you. STONER JLY. CO. At Wiley's LIBERAL, .KAN. have had it given him but for the intervention of his banker, who prov ed to the satisfaction of the court that the defendant had arranged for tak ing up all harvest checks, but the bank had been unable to handle them and had been obliged to turn some of them back. Mr. Baker was per mitted to pay the check and all costs, and thereupon released. ' I . Under the law, the maker of a bad cheek may have the action abated if he proves that he had a deposit or credit with the bank with in thirty days previous and that his behavior toward the obligation since it' accrued was that of a man who intended to make good ; plus the pay ment of the check and all costs. The mere deposit is not sufficient The, judge must be able to find that the defendant made some effort aft er receiving notice; or be justified in concluding that the check was given with fraudulent' intention. Mr Baker escaped sentence by the merest scratch The next case that comes along may not fare so well. Kingman Journal ' PIE AND CANDY SOCIAL There will be a pie and candy so cial at the Liberty School house, five miles north of the city Friday, Dec. 22. Mrs. Earl Graham, teacher of the school, gives the information that an interesting program is being pre pared and everyone is invited to go and take a pie and candy. The pro ceeds will go to the benefit of the school. Misses Mary Elizabeth and Olive Stevesson of Pratt, visited several days this week at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Mc-Dermott. Miss Velma Bond arrived Friday night from Rose Hill, Kan., where she has been visiting with relatives for several weeks " "Rita it with Ray." RAILROADS AND STATE . MAKE A COMPROMISE Compromise between the state j board of equalization and the Rock Island and Frisco railroads in tax litigation which for months has tied up public funds in fifty-five counties in which these two raliroads operate, was reached Tuesday afternoon. i The case was settled on the follow ing basis of total tax valuation in the fiscal year, 1922-23: Rock Island, $42,000,000; . Frisco, $46,025,000. The figure the board attempted to certify to the counties arid which met with a bitter protest from the rail roads, were: Rock Island, $18,250 000 J Frisco, $52,625,000. Attorneys for the roads announced they would ask the federal district court to dismiss injunction proceed ings against the board, restraining it from certifying the valuations to the counties. This action will, immediately re lease the funds for the counties which have been tied up. Upon receipt of the certificates of valuation from the state board of equalization the county excise board will meet and establish the levy for this county It will then be possible for the assessor's office to figure the tax. Just how long it will be before the valuation certificates are received is problematical, but it is generally thot there will be very little delay As soon as the necessary preliminary work is set aside, the county assessor will begin work " on figuring the taxes for the county. It will be im possible for this work to be completed before the first of the year when the new officers will take their places in the court house, it is said. Guymon Herald. Mrs. S. E. Loomis left Friday for Nara Visa, New Mexico, where she will visit for some time at the Imme of her son. AUTO OVERTURN PROVES , 'FATAL TO THE DRIVER Charles H Dinger of Belmont township,-died Thursday of injuries received in the overturn of his car .the Monday previous. The funeral j services were held Sunday at the Methodist church of Zenda, by Rev. j E. M. Ely of Pretty Prairie, an old friend of the family, and Rev. W, H. Patterson of Zenda, and burial made in the Cleveland cemetery. The Ma j sonic lodge had charge of the hnrial service. Mr. Dinger, accompanied by his wife and their son Wiltard, had gone to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethan Gracey who was very ill. Mrs. Dinger remained to care for her and he and his son started home. A quarter of a mile or so south of the Gracey place he came to a small bridge where he somehow lost con trol or the car and it swerved to the side and went off turning completely over and pinning Mr. Dinger be ' neath Vilard was thrbwn. clear. Mr. Dinger sustained some internal injuries in the chest and abdomen, which at first did not threaten to be serious, but in the course of a few days brought on his death. Kingman Journal. WORK STOPS ON THE K. & O. RAILROAD PAMI AND VAlMSi PRODUCTS Protect Your Home from the World's Worst Vandals pHEIR names are Wear, Warp, and Rot. They steal, they mar, they bend, they break. They leave behind them a trail of ugliness and ruin. Fire does far less damage than they. At a hundred places in your home where there are bare, or poorly painted surfaces, these vandals are robbing you night and day. Stop their destructiveness ! Shield your property ! Protect your walls, floors and furniture with paint and varnish products. As long as the paint and varnish coating is sound, Wear, -Warp, and Rot are powerless The cost of painting is trivial compared with the loss caused by this constant vandalism. And when you buy paint and varnish iducts, buy only the best, as the better the paint the greater the return. Devoe Products are time-tested and proven, backed by the 168 years' experience of the oldest paint manu facturing concern in the U. S. Founded 1754. Yocum Hardware Co. Liberal, Kansas , All. work of construction has stop ped on the Kansas & Oklahoma rail road in east Stevens. The first three . miles of road has been completed up to the new townsite of Woods. About a mile west of Woods the grade was built and then the company confront ed their first difficulty in the way of securing right-of-way. The land owners here refused to allow the road ; i-ight-of-way without remuneration. The graders then moved to the Trav ers ranch where right-of-way was given through this property. As we i understand the situation this is about I all of the right-of-way that will be ' donated. The balance of the way, ' something like tun or twelve miles. will have to be bought. Several ru mors are going the rounds as to the future outcome of the road. The re maining distance to Hugoon, the road as scheduled, passes through a lot of valuable farms, and in one in stance a set of improvements must be moved This is also through that part of the township where the farm ers were opposed to the bond issue, so it is expected that the right-of-way problem will be stubbornly fought. Hugoton Hermes. SOONER WHEAT IS SOLD TO GENOA, ITALY Prevent this Destruction by Using DEVOE MARBLE FLOOR FINISH VARNISH. A pale, clear, translu. cent elastic varnish for uie on floors. DEVOE PALE INTERIOR VARNISH. A brilliant, durable varnish . that dries with glass-like smoothness for use on interior upright surface. . DEVOE VELOUR FINISH. A flat, washable oil paint for use on walb r and ceilings. . H Kansas 2A First sale of Oklahoma wheat to Genoa, Italy, was made this week when two boat loads were sold f. o. b. New Orleans, according to D. B. Sib ley, sales manager of the Southwest Wheat Growers' Association, who made the sale. The wheat was 11 raised in Okla homa and pooled by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers' Association. The market was very favorable at the time the wheat was disposed of and was sold direct to exporters. The two boats contained 16,000 bushels of wheat. Much of the wheat is sold direct to cereal manufacturers, exporters, for eign countries, and in this manner the beBt prices are obtained by the South west Wheat Growers' Association, the sales agency through which the Oklahoma and Texas wheat is mar keted. Forgan Eagle. EVERY TOWN HAS ONE. A liar. A sponger. A smart aleck. A blatherskite. Some pretty girls. Some not so pretty. A girl who giggles. A weather prophet. A neighborhood feud. A woman who tattles. A justice of the peace. A man who knows it all. One Jacksonian Democrat More loafers than it needs. Men who see every dog fight. A boy who cuts up in church. A few meddlesome old women. . A stock law that is not enforced. A few that know how to run the affairs of the county. A grown young man who laughs every time he says anything. A girl who expects a letter every time the train comes in. Lots of people who know how to run the county paper. Exchange. Miss Viola Wyatt returned,.Friday to Plains, after visiting here several days with friends. Miss Alma Pile spent the week end with her parents here. Miss Pile is teaching in the schools at Hooker. Clara Carson left last week for Wichita and Hutchinson where she expects to visit for several weeks. Mrs. 'Earl Graham was shopping here Friday evening.