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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
TAX DODGER, BOOTLEGGER ON PAR, SAYS GOV. DAVIS Gorarnor-Elact Spaaks to Studrat, ' Ktuu Sliti Collage, and Ex presses Hit Mini, Manhattan, Kan., Dec. 19 The tax 'dodger and the bootlegger were rated as equally dangeroui to society, in an address which Jonathan M. Davis, governor-elect of Kansas, made at today's student assembly at the Kan sas State Agricultural College. Law enforcement against the tax dodger as well as the bootlegger, he asserted, is necessary to meet the de mands of state government, Mr. Davis advocated changes in the tax laws to reduce this expense, which, he said, had grown enormously in the last ten years. , Mr. Davis referred to the passion, prjeudice, unrest, discontent and "isms" of the various sort, which he said made the condition of the coun try sufficiently critical to make it- a time for action without regard to par tisanship. The future governor declared that in his program of readjustment of the burdens of government was noth ing which will injure the prospects, of the college or any other school )n Kansas. He said that the overhead of government expense must be reach ed by getting rid of useless boards and commissions. "The tax dodger," Mr. Davis as serted, "who keeps $50,000 from the state which lawfully belongs to it, is as much an enemy to society as the bootlegger. Practically all our prob lems in Kansas are the reduction of expenses of government, which have grown enormously in the. last. ten years. This increase has been without adequate or corresponding increase in population. . - ' "Since 1915 we have advanced 250 per cent in expense, with an increase in population amounting to less than 8 per cent There must be somo ! lightening of the burdens of both tax ation and transportation charges and some method of marketing which will protect the producer from the charges of excessive and uneconomical distri bution. "Above all we need a renewed and advanced idea of our dependence on each other and our obligations o common citizenship to maintain and advance the great idial of govern ment under which we exist." Mr. Davis declared the perils of peace are as great as the dangers of war. "America is on the bridge, as it were," he said, "between the old and the new, with the lashing whirlpools of passion, prejudice, unrest, discon tent and 'isms' of various sorts round about us, threatening to engulf our country. The situation is sufficiently critical to make it a time for action without regard to partisanship. What ever remedes of adjustments we seek If they are truly beneficial, must be drawn from the combined wisdom of onr c't'Tenship." Miss Hazel Missoni of Kismet was here shopping Wednesday. 15 1 111 s 111 1 n as CHRISTMAS GREETINGS We extend to our friends aud patrons our heartiest best wishes for a Merry Christmas We Invite You JTo come here to do your late shopping, for we still have good assortments in all lines of Diamonds Watches Jewelry Silverware be jewelry, and of the High Quality, sold be jewelty, ard of the High Quality, sold by Stoner Jewelry Co AtWilcys'" Everything in Gifts for Men w Gfccd iixs ot Gifts in the things men wear all ac ceptable, Useable Gifts. New Suits and Overcoats- ' Society and Sophomore Brands We wish all our, patrons A Merry Christmas PALACE CLOTHING STORE O. W. Spradling, Mgr. WITH IRON IlilO Mexican Military Official Has Wiped Out Banditry. r s Ss 1 V2M His Methods Hardly Constitutional, and in a High Degree Arbitrary, but They Worked. A Mexican peon came out of a store with a liar of dirty white wetul on Ills shoulder. He dumped it foii a rnuli uiat in the buttoui of a wugon mid wandered up tlie street. At inter vals he reappeared with other Liu is, as we but in the sun and tulkeil til' Sun r'ruiiflsi'ii and Washington and I'.ii'.s. Then Im went to u restaurant for liiii noon ineul of ot'itns und cukes, Her bert Corey writes in the Natiouul Ueoninplili" Mu -'aiiie. The burs were of silver. They would have been quite as sine if they, hud been gold, for there are conven tions in crime. One does not steal bulii.ii) in the street nowadays. Bandits there uie, of course. "Were." corrected tile dry river prosctor. "Were.". General Fluies iind put tin end to banditry, it seemed. An extraordinary man. Ten yeurs ago u stevedore ut Mazatlan, unable to read an.) write. 1 A power aiuoli his fellows In I'liuse of his qualities of Icio'ei ship ami also In cuuse lie was nl.- ; iHv lair. he mi.l i... .. . military aliilily, ' n;., ness, until im. In' i ernor of l he three . ay ii ;i. by sheer iid with null. ess ilu'Miiilllury gov states of Si mora, PHONE 377 and our Delivery will bring you for that Christmas Day dinner, your choice of the following: Geese, Ducks, Turkeys, Chickens, Fresh Oysters, Fresh Beef, Pork and Veal Lettuce, Cauliflower, Celery, Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, Radishes, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Grape Fruit, anything necessary for the Ideal Christmas Dinner. J. D. Mahoney & Sons Store open from 8 to 10 A. M. Christmas Day. No Delivery Sinaloa and Niiyurlt. The state an tlioiities in Niiiiiiim do not get on with lii i ii, and so lie (-..minus his operations to the other stales. One heard of bun everywhere. Al ways people sad of Holes, "lie la fair; absolutely Inir." Me In. (I stepped lianditisui in a way of bis own. In the United Slales we eh.n-e bandits when I hey break Into a bank or hold up-a train. It makes excellent inc Indrumu and often we cut. h the bandits. l'loiis sent out ctililudors, which term plight be translated ns "caretak ers," wlio are really one man Held courts-martial. They pop into a vil lage In the early morning, uccTlmiia nlod by soldiers, wjio shoot at people whe try to Uae town tliiouli by paths. They set up court In the .hi -a ii"l send out ll elr a re;- ".rl .Inan," they say. ".Inni; Kmiici'I." The evidence has aireiuly been col lected and piis.-ed on the secret serv ice ::gc;its of i-lores Ihim- ill liiiilid to (hat. , .lii:in Is as hmmI as dead wlicn the soldiers put tinii Inntds on liiui. lie makes a few fa.ev ells, parcels out his fighting cocks aino ,g his friends, kisses his wife iiiiiI babies, and walks to the wall. TI.ey always die bravely,' suld the dry-river prospector. In one village Kb .res had shot IT bandits and In amdlier :I2. One might ride through Sinaloa or Nayiirit with gold pieces hung nil over him nowadays. Itniulltry lina practi cally disappeared. i'p in one corner of Purango they si ill steal and kill, but that Is outside of Flores' Juris diction. "Kilt the culdailors?" I usked. "Art they always honest and fulr?" "They had better be." said Dry Riv er, grimly, "with r'lores!" Dyeing Two Colors at One. Recently n real new development In dyeing litis taken place, due to the discovery of a new class of dyestuffs. This discovery Is of English origin and the new dyes are called Ion amlnes. A peculiar thing about the dyes Is that they will color artificial silk only. They have no effect on any other fabric. When a bath is made up, containing a direct cotton dye of blue sml one of these new dyestuffs, possessing a red color, a 'piece of cloth made of cotton with silk threads will be colored blue In the cotton part snd red in the silk part. Memorial to War Poet. In a speech at London, Ontario, Mr. Graham, minister of mllltla, stated that Canada was negotiating for the pur chase of Vlmy Itldge, which she de sired to maintain ns a park to perpetu ate the memory of Canadian soldiers. It Is understood that the Imperial graves committer , hns approved the plan for the memorial to Col. John McCrae, author of "In FlRnders Fields." In Wlmereux cemetery, for which funds have been collected by Canadian clubs. The memorial will be a stone seat at the entrance of the cemetery. On the seat will he carved Terse from McC rue's famous poem. 9H X. H. Neighbors made a busi ness trip to Hugoton Tuesday. Mm i f Fine Pastries for the " I f f Mill stmas Dinner ftM 8 W Fimi'V "! o 'not neccssar- i Ur JIM 1 I VII 'J mvkt ''J' mean fancy prices. Our Per- i WM m MA f- sy. cquipmc... 1 ' mt makes it possible for us to mnkc UH fiffl ft, , Will them just like "mother makes.'' VI l I pi l Pli.ee your orders now. Ml M M Mm An'el Food Cakes I fl M Mi 25c to 75c 1 1 1 ,1 1 V j rM Layer Cnkes 35c to 75c J li WiWS Cniom Puffs, doz 50c j V-',m M;.eliine intule Dough- Wl ,1 j h Ip'piq nuts, doz. :toc 1 Wm IV'svJ Your (Iroeer hits Perfect 15re;id. ' Wkf- U'i Ask for it. mm I'w; We wish our many putroiis VwMj it We wisli our niany nut .Mei rv Christmas n Ilanpv iind prosperous New Year. Perfect System Bakery pi III '111 1 Marriages Barber-Flower Otto E. Barber and Golday Gav eta Flower,, both of Hugoton, were married Dec. 14 at the court house by the probate judge, J. W. Camp bell. CARD OF THANKS . We desire to thank the friends for their kind acts and words in our be reavement in the loss of our belov ed husband, father and brother, as well as for the beautiful floral offer ings. We sincerely appreciate your kindness. Mrs. Mary A. Fuller and Family; Frank Fuller vd Wife. Pierce Munsey left Tuesday for Tyrone and Hooker on a short busi ness visit. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoekinson of the Lone Star neighborhood, war Liberal shoppers Tuesday. Mrs Clarence Davis, Mrs. Claude Evans and Mrs. J. M. McVey were Liberal shoppers Tuesday. Of Ace Phone 188 Best. Phons 477 Dr. E. H. Neighbors . Dentist . Office in Peoples 8tate Bank tlBERAL, KANSAS According to the Kansas Depart ment Commander, W. P. MacLean, the key-note to the real Christmas spirit is found in the preamble of the American Legion constitution "For God and country we have associated ourselves together to promote peace and good will on earth." Command er MacLean's Christmas . message reads in part: "The Kansas depart ment of the American Legion sends Christmas greetings to every post, to every Legion man and woman and little child and to every Auxiliary unit in the state, with the fond hope that, this year will find the home of each ex-service man in a happier and more prosperous condition than ever before and that the Christmas season will discover ex-service men every- wtiaVA tineairaHnt9 ttiaiw HAmnrlo. ship by a devotion to mutual helpful ness. Stanley Riggs and Paul W. Light were in Kismet the first of the week helping invoice the lumber yard at that place. Miss Esther Herbert expects to spend the Christmas holidays at her home at Halstead. Kans. Mr. and Mrs. Aleck Wall were op from Balko this week shopping and visiting.