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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
3fhe Liberal Democrat 3. B. MILLER... .Owner JCntered 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 AND UNITED STATES LAND OFICE. : Subscription price $160 Per Year j FOUND ThEAbUhE He SotfriT American Lives in History hecov erer of Riches Which Neptune Had Considered His. Just on on litis un Auierk-im foiitnl a rich treu.sure of silver bullion, coin, and burs the exploit being- lluil of Sir Wlllliiiu I'hips, whom uii'Mi iie.jple Will remember from Hun Inuii.v s torles of grunclfuther's clutir. 1'hlps was a native of Aluine, a trained mil liner, aud a limn of mettle, who had no Intention of being a poverty-stricken Yankee skipper, deullng In codfish und molasses, all his life. In the iiontuu tavern he picked up stories of rich galleons sunk In the Caribbean, und In a voyage to Illspunlnla lie obtained snore direct and authentic lnfuriiiutiou e)f a wreck few leagues north of Tort Plate. He went to London,. Interested the duke of Albemarle and other gen tlemen In the venture, and outfitted a hip. The story of his actual discovery is as romantic as those which I'oe and Stevenson Imagined. For a long time Us crew worked fruitlessly along a reef called the Boilers, where the wreck wss supposed to He. They were Just quitting It In despslr when one seaman espied an uncommonly One sea feather or marine plant under water sod bade an Indian diver obtain It Tlie diver returned with a tale that the bottom was strewn with great funs, and on descending a second time was ables to bring up a pig of silver worth perhaps 800 pounds sterling. "Thanks be to ' God I" exclaimed Phtps. "We are made!" So they were. Within a short time they had salvaged no less than thirty two tons of silver. Sailors were kept busy knocking bushels of pieces of eight out of the limestone In which they were Intrusted. The total trenmire carried away exceeded 1 million dol lars. Not only whs Plilps iniiile a rich man, able to give his daughter a dowry of plnetree shillings equal to her own weight, as Hnwthorne relates, but lie was knighted by Cliarb's II and made royal governor of l hut demesne which Henry Cabot Lnrigs ntiw rules. New York Evening Post. the large stores as a "saleslady." She bas a keeu sense' of humor, and when the Woman saw a merry twinkle In her eye and a slight curve at tl cor ner " of her mouth she ssked, "What now?" 'So many funny things happen at the shopl" answered the friend. "To day I wus called to wait upon a womun who lived In a little town whore I lived when I was first murrled. She had no social position, but I was al ways kind-to her, and she seemed de lighted with my attentions. She had married fairly well and has been taken up by a seml-soclal set, and, like all upstarts, thinks the way 'to a lady' Is to look down on 'working girls.' I said, cordially, 'How do you do, So and SnT She looked round In a frightened milli ner to see If anyone had heard such familiarity with a .shopgirl, then with the stIITest kind of a bow rushed off j to a safer part of the stifrel" j And this "shopgirl" Is connected i with the finest families In Amerlcu. ' Chicago Journal. Tssting Electricity. If you put two fingers on the ter minals of an .ordinary dry cell, such as Is used to work an electric bell, you will feel nothing at all, for the cur rent Is so small that It gives nothing In the nature of a shock, lint you can taste It quite easily by connect ing a wire to each terminal and plac ing them on your tongue. Try first of all with the wires not joined up to the battery, then attach them ant notice the difference. You do not feel anything, but you are con scious of a little sharp taste. Electricians who are engaged - in tracing leaks In' wires that carry very light currents often nse this method, which saves a great deal of trouble. Do not, however, try It with the light ing circuit, or you will receive con siderably more than a taste I The tongue Is one of the most sensl tlve parts of the body, and Its natu ral wetness makes It a splendid con ductor of electricity, so that It can detect the presence of current! too mall to be felt In any other way." Snobbery. The Woman was lunching with a friend who hail-Just gone into one of "Not an Island!" J. St. Loe Strachey, famous editor of the Spectator, tells this John Hay story In "The Adventure of Living," Just published: "I remember his (Huy's) telling me twenty years ago that Is, during the Spunlsh war how the German am bassador In London had approached him olllcially with the request that a portion of the Philippine islands should he ceded heavens knows why to the kaiser. I can well recall his contemptuous Imitation of the manner of the request. 'You lihf so many islands; why could you not give us some?' I asked Hay what he -had replied. Wldh a somewhat grim smile he answered. 'I told him: "Not an island not one.'"" Just So. "What a manly little fellow!" ad miringly said the presiding elder, in- ! dlcatlng one of Gap Johnson's olive branches. uiit Ivory Combs 15c to -1.60 ' ' II Spring Toys, 15c . mm j&mv--&rfl Christmas Cheer throughout the year Electrical Appliances as Christmas Gifts will win instant approval. And every time they are used t' hroughout the year their recipient is bound to remember gratefully their thoughtful giver. Listed below are a few timely suggestions : ewth. HI waes" jyejSMSJssWepar V., 'J Stoves, 15c to 98c Tip J.flV;i;.:-.v!.-59 Dolls, lc to $10.00 Tfxf (Ml Autos. 10c to $1.25 Irons, 10c to 69c Toys, 10c to 60c . Air Rifles, 9c8 to $5.00 TOYS! TOYS! TOYS! At SANTA'S Southwest Headquarters DUCKWALL'S The best class of Merchandise on the market is what you find on our counters. Quality is more important than price but here you get both. That is why our store is always crowded with shop pers. Don't be mislead by "cut price" sales. All we ask is a comparison our regular price is the right price Our immense business has been built on Standard Quality Lines. Buy your Xmas Gifts in the Store that specializes in Gifts. Complete line of the following: Dominoes and Checkers, 5c to 98c mmmm i . LSb. ' " Toy Dishes. 10c to $2.98 Rook, 75c Kidlyne Dolls K & K Cork Stuffed Dolls Floradora Kid Dolls Pretty Peggy Jointed B & B Baby Dolls Jap China Dishes Donohue Books A. & J. Books "Carron" Game Boards Gridiron Tricycles Gridiron Buggies Dayton Buggies Dayton Wagons and Wheelbarrows 'Adsco' American made Mechanical Toys "Lehman" Imported Toys Daisy Air Rifles American Flyer Trains Tinker Toys and Dolls Hy-Tone Box Paper "Humming Bird" Silk Hosiery Py-ra-lin Ivory Wesclox Alarm Clocks Big Ben Alarm Clocks Oxford Bibles "Schoenhut" Piona "Schyeahut" Circus "Tot Tickler' KiddyKar "Sleight" ABC Kar . You can find a suitable gift for anybody in this list of Standard Goods. Fresh, Clean, Pure Candy is our Spe cialty. Special Quantity Prices to Quan tity Buyers. Big, Sweet California Oranges, while they last 40c AND 45c PER DOZEN A. L. Duckwall Stores Co. I" ."L u M , i Uuzzles and Books, 5c to 98c Albums and Bibles, 35c to $5.00 LIBERAL KANSAS $hyTone: & : 1 IJlNEN fABRIc: Ok l M iii-miii i ii Box Paper, 10c to $6.00 per box ATTENDANCE REPORT RURAL SCHOOLS (Based on thiee months' reports) WERE HEAL "MEN" Toasters American Beauty Irons Hoover Vacuum Sweep ers. Heating Pads v Curling Irons Waffle Irons Christmas Tree Lights Library Lamps Electric Heaters Elecfric Sewing Ma chines Electric Washers Electric Percolators , Armstrong Table Stoves lighting Fixtures (A delightful gift) Floor Lamps Radio Sets Liberal Electric Supply Co. At the Light Office. No. Name No. En ' 1 Fargo, Bertha Kiddoo, teacher 4 3 Fairview, Mrs. Gerty Beard, teacher 30 4 Pleasant Valley, Alice Beck, teechar 25 5 Prospect, Sarah Dillinger, teacher... 4 6 Harmony, Nora May. Morris, teacher 21' 7 Antelopt, Mrs. Goldye Thorpe, teacher 20 8 Banner, Opal Greedcn, teacher 12 9 Golden Valley, Ambrosia White, teacher 9 10 Wide Awake, Lea F, Ackers, Corrine I'. Ackers.. ..26 11 Green Va.ley, Mrs. Mary Lee Burgoon, teacher 25 12 Sunnydale, Mrs. Dell Wills, teacher ..11 13 Sunnydale, Mrs. Dell Wills, teacher 11 14 Blue Bell, Gertrude Mahan, teacher ; 26 15 S. Liberty, Ellen. Carlson, teacher 31 16 Golden Plians, Stella A. Warner, teacher. ;....28 16 North, Laura L. Lindeman, teacher 6 17 Riverside, Frances Morrow, teacher 1 19 Ethelton, Ruth Hobson, teacher 10 20 Arkalon, Roma Browne, teacher 13 20 North, Sarah Snow, teacher 9 21 Kimball, L. C. Mclver, teacher 7 22 Happy Hollow, Rachel Hart, teacher 15 Happy Hollow, Edna Bloom, teacher. 11 23 Cimarron, Arlo Barton, teacher 11 24 Valley Center, Hattie Mardis, teacher 28 25 tHayne, Effie White, teacher 14 26 Liberty, Mrs. Earl Graham, teacher 17 ' 27 Superior, Nora Thomas, teacher 13 28 Kismet, Eva Cox, teacher 28 Kismet, Alta Houston, teacher .....86 29 Alma, Dora Detmer, teacher 18 80 W. Starr, Frances Wenta, teacher 14 81 E. Star, Malinda Basniger, teacher , .,..13 . 32 Lone Prairie, Ferne McGregor, teacher 8 Av. At. 3 Mi 26 24 4 20 17 11 8 21 24 11 11 24 29 26 4 1 9 11 8 7 11 9 9 27 18 16 12 27 86 15 13 12 Pet. 3 12 . 19 4 10 11 7 6 9 14 11 11 15 14 18 1 1 5 6 8 6 4 1 2 8 7 14 2 22 21 9 10 8 4 Old-Time Dime Novel Heroes Had Sterling Qualities. Mrs. Donald Orr left Sunday for Wichita to join her husband who is located there. Mrs. Dora Turner returned the first of the week to her home in Iowa, after attending the funeral of her sister, Mrs. EUexson. - Emmett King of GrandvUle, N. Dakota, is in the city this week visit ing with W. E. Slaveni and W. A. Naylor. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Gal tiger, Monday, Dec. 18, a 9 1-2 pound girl. T. J. Smith arrived Saturday from Lawrence to spend the Christmas hol idays here. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Zimmerman of Elmwood, Oklahoma, were visiting friends here the last of the week. "Bit tt with Ray. Thrillers for Boys a Generation Ago Better Then Tales They Read Now, Says Writer. I have been re-reading a few of those old "dime" novels, writes "Qirurd" In the Philadelphia Inquirer. You rememher the sort I mean "Headless Horseman," "Three-Fingered Jack," "The Boy DetecUve." The names were usually more blood curdling than the fules, which in near ly every case excel the stories which young folks read today. Heroes in those earlier stories are all he-meu, not scented, manicured dudes of cabarets. And the hero In the end always foils the villain, who Is made. In each case to appear a vil lain and not a puzzle character which leaves a youthful mind In aoubt ' "Again Sureshot's rifle spoke and another redskin bit the dust" that sort of thing. No triangle stuff, thank goodness, but adventure, action and almost In variably punishment for the folks who merited It. More surprising, however, than the change in literature for "Young Amer-' lea" is the change In toys. Uncle Sam occasionally unbends and permits ns to peep Into trade secrets. In that way I learned from an offi cial report shout the Increase In the toy business in tills country. Bach child in the United States now has 60 times as many toys as a child when Lincoln was president The act Is most surprising, but true Just the same. v The toy factories 00 years ago were small affairs, while government figures show that imports of toys, were then a mere nothing compared with imports today,' Now the factories are immense, not only here, but In Other lands. The average value of each toy Is now larger, due partly to the fact that such things as "express wagons" come under the hetid of toys. The men who fought In the Civil war, when they were lads rarely If ever had an express wagon surely not the nifty kind seen in thousands today. One Philadelphia!) made a big for- tnna with alorl thiit fmilri hA BtaArAll around corners. , Mechanical toys la bewildering variety are sold In ear shops In immense quantities. . Extravagance, you say? Well, In a way, but it all pays, and pays hand somely. , I've talked In Egypt with Sudanese who had ridden camels for 20 days to bring them out of the wilderness with their loads of trinkets for the white folks. What sort of toys were they? I have some still . that I bought for a (ew'pennies. Mostly feathers, bits of Ivory, rudely carved; odd-looking leather purses, pieces of colored fab ric made Into tiny fans. Ducn were we iuya tu imrmmai Si rica." toys that cost little and meant bnt little In the way of manufacturing Industries and nothing in the shape of great stores for retailing them. Cut out all these little luxuries such as toys and you would at oncer kill some big Industries, unjoint business and upset trade. We have 60 times ss many toys per child as they hud 60 years ago, and' who will deny that It has been a good Investment. ' .Business. ' If Americans are materialistic, with an eye to the main chance, what of those villagers who live all year round in the summer resorts, who resist all entreaties for work not lazy but also not grasplngf The story ran thus: They were housekeeping In a tiny place as old as the town. They needed a. plumber, and telephoned one on a Monday, getting his promise to coma that very day. They called htm up again on Tuesday to remind him and were once more reassured of his com ing; but Wednesday and Thursday passed without his nppearance. .