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n ; J : ! i-i 8 U 8 8 Clothing Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots & Shoes McMEEL'S is the place to get the "Red Seal" Overalls and Duck Coats. You want something and as all of the Express companies in the U. S. have adopted the "Red Seal" brand you should have them. u Bal gfjir I WE HAVE THE "NONPARIEL" AND "SU PREME" SHIRTS, SECOND TO NONE IN STYLE, WORKMANSHIP OR FINISH, AND ALL UNION MADE GOODS. FLEECE-LINED UNDERWEAR, AND ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE WAY OF FURNISHING GOODS. HATS, CAPS, GLOVES, ETC. FOR THE FALL AND WINTER. We have a complefe line of the celebrated Hamilton-Brown SHOES. tjHDEUIS. fVCRttG SH0E f IV. fflK We also have a large stock of Ready Made Clothing for Men, Boys and Children. We sell Goodyear Rubber Goods, in overshoes, men's and boys' Leggins. The best line of men's and boys' Boots ever sold in the town. Also a nice !ine of Overcoats and Ulsters. Agencies for the Leading Custom Made Tailoring Houses of America. PERFECT PIT GUARANTEED. We carry the largest and most complete line of Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes to be found west of Hutchinson. Our prices are the lowest and our goods are the best. Don't leave the city without visiting our store. B. S. McMEEL MEADE, KANSAS. i i i i i i Meade County News. Published every Thursday by NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, John D. Wehrlk, Editor. THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF MEADE COUNTY. Entered in the Post office at Meade, Kans. as second class mail matter. Subscription, $i.oo per year. Advertising rates made known on applica tion. Locals run "tf." and charged for at 5 cents per line for each insertion. DECEMBER 26, 1901. M Our Correspondents. WILBURN ITEMS. We are having nice weather again after the cold spell. C. E. Wilson returned from his visit in Henry county last Saturday, There was no Sunday School nor preaching last Sunday evening on account of the bad weather. Bert Walters lost several calves from Blackleg last week. J. T. Bosley went to Kinsley, Kansas, last Friday to look after his cattle. J as. McElroy is now carrying the mail from Minneola to Wilburn. Miss Tina Wiseman went to her home last Saturday. Mrs. Tom Riley and baby visited Mrs. Walters last Thursdays. Mrs. Vanripper is papering and cleaning house this week. Mr. Carmona made a business trip to Fowler last Monday. C. H. Way is out from Canton. John Vanripper is at home to spend Christmas. Echo. PLAINS ITEMS. Wm. Copple and two sons of Dodge City located on 3 quarters south of the city. A young lady from Missouri filed on a quarter section north of town near the Browning place. Bruce and John King left Monday for Hutchinson from which place they go to Phoenix, Arizona, after .1000 head of horses they bought some time ago. Mr. James Sullivan and wife left Friday for Joplin, Mo., where Mr. Sullivan has interests in a zinc mine which has proven to be a paying in vestment. The reporter had the pleasure of accompanying the party as far as Meade, from which place. he bade them good-bye. Miss Eva Walters dismissed her school here until after Christmas week. Earl Him and Mirt Newhouse passed through the city with a bunch of Edmonds' cattle for pasture near Guymon, Okla. We are in receipt of an invitation to attend a grand ball at Arkalon Friday eve, Dec. 27th. Don T. Edwards has been quite busy this week directing homeseek ers to goyernment land. Messrs. Law and Parsons made a business trip to Meade Saturday. Bro. Studebaker of the Dunkard church favored Plains with several excellent sermons the last of last week. Mrs. J. R. Griggs, of Meade, came in Tuesday to spend Christ mas with home folks. Misses Adah Edwards and Effie Elder attended the Baptist entertain ment at Meade Wednesday evening Bronco Sam Shoe Repairing. Will Dalgarn will repair your boots and shoes while you wait. At harness shop Saturdays and Mon days. Will also pay the highest market price fer hides. Strayed. . One red yearling heifer branded 4 on lert nip, aenornea. tseen miss ing for about two months. Please notify R. W. Small, Fowler, Kas Cattle Wanted. The undersigned desire to buy some good native one and two-year old steers, paying 3cts per pound for them, delivered at the XI ranch If you have any for sale address us at Byers, P. O. Meade County, Kansas. Robert & Weaver. Kelley's Prise Flour At E. W. Williams. The flour in the city. Try a sack. best 0L0 HOME BARBER SHOP. JACK ROBERTS, Prop. One door north E. W. Williams' store. Meade, Kansas. A Remarkable Clubbing Offer. All our farmer readers should take advantage of the unprecedented club bing offer we this year make, which includes with this paper the Live Stock Indicator, its special Farmers' Institute editions and the Poultry Farmer: . These threee publications are the best of this class and should be in every farm home. To them we add. for local, county and gen eral news, our own paper, and make the price of the four one year for only 1.50. The Live Stock Indicator Si. 00 Farmers, Institute Edition 50 The Poultry Farmer 50 The News t.oo Total - - S3. 00 We send all four to any one ad dress for Si. 50. Never before was so much super ior reading matter offered for so small an amount of money. The three papers named, which we club with our own, are well known throughout the West and commend themselves tu the reader's favorable attention upon mere mention. The Indicator is the great agricultural and live stock paper of the Middle West and Southwest; the Poultry Farmer is the most practical poultry paper for the farmer, while the Spec ial Farmers' Institute Editions are the most practical publications for the promotion of good farming ever published. Take advantage of this great offer, as it will hold good for a short time only. Samples of these papers may be examined by calling at this office. Notice Notice b hereby (riven that the Board of Coun ty commissioners of Meade County, Kansas, will at their regular meetinir January 6th receive sealed bid. for one year', lease of Poor Farm. Year begins April 1st, 1902. Frank Wehkle, County Clerk. NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. State of Kansas, Meade County, as. In t lit' Pmhat ( 'mi rt In and fnr Raid Pmntv. In the matter of the estate of Walter W. Wells, deceased. Creditors and all other persons interested in the aforesaid estate, are hereby noti6ed, tnat at the next reirular term of the Probate Court in and for said County, to be begun and held at the Court mom in the Probate Court room in the County of meaoe ana atate aioresaia, on tne nrst Monday in the month January, A. D. 1907, 1 shall apply to said court far a full and final settlement of said estate. Geo. M. Wells, Adminittrator of Walter W. Wells, deceased. Don't hang your legs over the store box and howl, but call at this office, or send in, and subscribe for The News and get all the home news and a lot of other good reading. By a special arrangement we are able to offer The News and the "old reliable" Kansas Farmer for only (1.35 For this small sum you can have both these papers every week for a whole year. They will help you to prosper and feel cheerful. The' Kansas Farm er does not treat of politics, but of the science of fanning and stock raising in a way that can be understood and is helpful. Our well- known modesty forbids that we say all that is true of The News, but it is good to take. Make the most of your money by subscribing under this clubbing oSer. For all kinds of Job work call at The News office where you can get the same at the lowest prices .and in the most artistic. manner. The Twice-a-week Republic is not as cheap as are some so-called newspapers. But it is as cheap as it is possible to sell a first-class newspaper It prints all the news that is worth printing. If yon read it all the year round, you are posted on all the important and interesting affairs of the world. It is the best and most reliable newspaper that money and brains can produce and those should be the distinguishing traits of the newspaper that is designed to be read by all members of the family. Subscription price, $1 a year. Any newspaper or postmaster will receive your subscription, or yon may mail it direct to The Republic, St. Louis, Mo. The New York World has got the cost of printing down to a minimum. Its latest offer of its monthly newspaper-magazine is inter esting if from no other cause than that it shows the acme of "how much for how lit tle." The Monthly World is a 32-page magazine with colored cover. Its pages are about the size of the pages of The Ladies Home Jour nal, and it is copiously illustrated in half-tone. The illustrations are the result of the best artistic skill aided by all the latest printing- press appliances, making a magazine unrival led in the quality of its contents and its ap pearance. Each issue contains stories of romance, love, adventure, travel; stories of fiction and fact; stoaies of things quaint and curious, gathered together from all over the world; the results of scientific research, and editorial reviews. It numbers among its contributors the lead ing literary men and women of the day. A feature each month is a full-page por trait of the most famed man or women of the moment in the public eye. In collecting and preparing for publication the literary matter and art subjects for the Monthly World no expense is spared. The New York World will send six num bers of this newspaper-magazine on receipt of fifteen cents in cents in stamps. Address The World. Pulitzer Building, New York. The Topeka Daily Herald, Topeka's new evening paper, under the editorial manage ment of Gen. J. K. Hudson, is thoroughly Kansan in tone, and up-to-date in every par ticular. It contains all the local, state and telegraphic news of the day, and while Re publican in principle, will comment upon the politics of Kansas in a thoroughly independ ent way. In order that readers of The News may have an opportunity to give the Herald a trial, we will offer a three month's subscrip tion to the Herald in connection with The News for a year for $1.65. Address all sub scriptions to The News, The Semi-Weekly Capital, published at Topeka, is one of the best farm newspapers published anywhere. Realizing that a good market report is one of the most valuable features of a farm newspaper, the Capital prints twice a week a full report of all the markets of the world, including Topeka, and the report is absolutely reliable. It prints all the news of the civilized world fresh from the wires of the Associated Press, covering the field more thoroughly than any of the metropolitan weeklies. But in the matter of Kansas news, it has no competitor, our large corps of special correspondents en abling ns to cover the field thoroughly. Out side of your own home paper, you can get more local news from the Capital than from any other paper published. Editorially it labors unceasingly for the State's moral and material welfare. While strougly republican in politics, its editorials are fair and unprejudiced, and its news col umns are open alike to the doings of all po litical parties. It is printed twice a week for only Si AO per year. Order it in connection with The News for only $1.50. BUY THE iT, titles SEWING MACHINE Do not be deceived by those who ad vertise a $60.00 Sewing Machine for 120.00. ThUkind of a machine can be bought from ua or any of oar dealers from $15.00 to $18.00. SVC MAKE A VARIETY. THE HEW HOME IS THE BEST. The Feed determines the atrensth or weakness of Sewintr Machines. The Ilenble eel combined with other strong points makes the New Borne tne Desc Be wing Machine to buy. urn(ifrMnniii inn bowta- th air. nine iui unuuLAna ses- we mannfkcUireand prices before purchasing TIE FEW HOME XEWIHC IlglIRE CI nanac. sjam. X Union Bq. V. Tn Chicago, Atlanta, Ga St. Louis, Mo Dalias,ltex San Francisco, Cat ' ton SALE SY SECRET SOCIETIES. M. W. A. Meade Camp No. 1738, meets every second and fourth Saturday niirht of each month W.;J. WoODAJID, V. C. Joim Elliott, Clerk. A. O. U. W. Meets on second and Inurth Tues day of each month. R. Burs, M. W. P. C. Judd, Recorder. A. F. A A. M. Webb Lodge No. 275 meets the Saturday night on or beforethe full moon of each month. O. Hamilton, W. M. D. B. Stctshak, Secretary. I. O. O. F. Meade Lodge No. 523, meets on Fri day night al each week. Visiting brothers cor dially invited. F. C. Jcdd, N. G. Geo. B. Cones. Sec'y. CHURCH SERVICES. DR. W. F. FEE, MM Offers bis professional services to the people of Meade and vicinity. Office over the Meade State Bank. MEADE, . . . KANSAS. METHODIST Services each Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meetinir each Wednesday evening-. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Rkv. Wm. Rkace, Pastor. BAPTIST Services on the first and second Sun days of each month at usual hours. Sunday school at 3 p. m. each Sunday. Rev. J. M. Robissox, Pastor. CATHOLIC Services on notice each month. Rbv. J. A. Lkxkhak, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN Services on notice each month. Rev. A. H. Pakks. Pastor. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR Meets every Sun day evening at 7:30 at Baptist church. Winxib Bo.vham, President. Children Like 'mV the "M" ,Waist 7. 1 Vs W ZSl . They are nicely made, and above all. comfortable to wear. The tape suspender principle carries all tne strain from the shoulder, doing away with that dragging feeline common in all other waists What brings comfort to the children is pleasing to the mother. They are better in every respect, west longer and cost no more than the infer ioc kinds. ASK TO SEE THEM. ISc and 2Sc at WEHRLE'S. EPWORTH LEAGUE Meet every Sunday at 7:30 p. m. at M. E. church. Lclc Fick, President. COUNTY OFFICERS. Representative Treasurer Clerk Probate judge Clerk of District Court Register of Deeds Sheriff County Attorney Supt. of Public Instruction Coroner Surveyor Commissioners S. D. Adams Moses Black Frank Wehrle E. W. Jenkins John Elliott Winnie Bon ham F. C. Judd G. S. Selvidge Maggie Martin W. F. Fee J. H. Ellis I John B. Innis J J. F. Conrad I H. E. Hayden TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. (MKADK CKKTEK twp.) Trustee - W. C Osgood Jr. Clerk W. H. Dalg-arn Treasurer - D. B. Stutsman Justices cf the Peace - J W. N. Sham hart immaiaroa T. B. Petefish Constables - - i ',E,1VerE",r' I Claud Leach CITY OFFICERS. Mayor Louis Boebler Clerk W. C. Osgood Jr. Treasurer - - B. S. McMeel f S. D. Adams J4in Wehrle Counciunen - . i J. M. WoimI D. B. Stutsman I O. Haniilum. C. R I. A P. TIME CARD. Going west: No. 61 freight 11:18 a. m. No. 22 passenger L54 p. m. Going-east: No. 24 passenger 2:18 p. m. No. 62 freight 34 p. m. 1000 YOUNG MEN, AND 1000 YOUNG WOMEN, to take up the study of Shorthand and Bookkeeping, and prepare them selves immediately for good positiona. Salary S4O.00 to $100.00 per month to start- We can place. them as soon as prepared. We are suable to sup ply 50 per cent, of the calls coming in. Largest and best equipped Business College m the West; highest standard, national reputation. Fourteen professional teachers. Expenses low. For Jour nal address, T. W. ROACH, Supt, Kaksas Weslkvam Busixess Colubgk, SaHtta. Kansas. Cora I have a car of corn and corn Z. B. KAlxLAND, Feed - Stable Horses cared for by day or week. MEaDE, - - KANSAS Come TO THE P To be shaved and have your hair cut in the latest style. DODLB&EODLE, wyera. MEADE, KANSAS. The Meade State Bank will handle all local loans of fered, and will give you bet ter terms than are proposed by individuals or foreign loan companies. bee us before placing your loan or making a renewal. W. S. Berryman, Cashier, W. N. Shamhart, Prop., MEADE, - - KANSAS. C. K. SOUKBEER, Repairer of Artesian, Kansas. California TOURISTS can reach their dctiosttkma with frreat com tort - UK SCsaM (EKNEUasB VIA UB8 PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOUKIST EXCURSIONS LEAVE KANSAS CITT Every Wednesday and Friday via Colorado sprain and bcenic Koate to Ban FrancMco and Lns Anscka Every Wednesday via Fort Wurtb and Snathera Route to Los Angeles and San Franciaao. Latest IMPROVED Tourist cars ON FAST TRAINS. LOWEST RATE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Write for information and itinerarv to E. W. THOMPSON. A. G. P. A, Topeka, Kans. juun bajsASTiAN, li. p. A, Chicago. J.R.KEITH, Mm a im Mason. I do all kinds of masonry in brick or stoac Makes bard wall-plastering a specialty All persons wishing anything in this line will do well to give m a trial. Estimates given free. Best Mainspring's, $1.00. Cleaning, 7Scts. Glass 15 to 25cts. New pivot $1.25. New jewel 75cts. Agent for Roger Bros 1847 Siher ware, Elgin Watches, Clocks etc. All work warranted. WLeave all work at Postoffice. H n O. HAMILTON, Mgr. Fresh beef, pork and lard always on hand. Hides bought and sold. MEADE, - ." KANSAS. The Meade State Bank buys School Orders, County Warrants, and all negotiable paper. J. H. CAMP&S01S Feed - Mill. Grinds all kinds of grain. West side square. MEADE, KAS. S. D. ADAMS IK?! l Feed He. Good turnouts furnished the Public. boarded by day or week. Horses -i 1 i 5 ;5 1 , 1: is v-i I ;t 4 '.,T 1 A A Li V V If n r.) :1 i 1 Meade, Kas. chop. E. W. Williams. KANSAS i. w-r. MEADE, - - - KANSAS. MEADE.