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A Bird in the Pail Is Worth Two in the Bush
To stimulate interest in making
Julesburg more attractive, the Civic
Department of the Woman’s Club an
nounces a “Yard Beautiful” Contest
for this summer, extending from June
1 to October 1, and open to-all resi
dents of Julesburg.
In order to make it ible for ev
eryone to enter into tge competition,
iwo district contests will be put on,
one for the most beautiful yard and
the other for the yard which shows
the most improvement in appearance
during the summer. This will give
those starting new homes a chance
to enter the contest, as well as those
who have been beautifying their prem
ises for years.
In each of the four fire wards, four
prizes will be given a first prize of
$5.00 and a second of $3.00 for the
most beautiful yards' in that ward;
and a first prize of $6.00 and second
of $3.00 for the yards showing the
most improvement in that ward dur
ing the summer. Prizes will be award
ed in October, although the judging
will continue all through the summer
and the yards will be judged on the
pest showing they make at any time
during the summer.
In judging the yards the appear-l
ance of both back and front yards and
of adjacent street and alley will be
considered. The general neatness and
cleanness of the premises, the artis
tic planting of shrubs, trees, flowers
and vines, the screening of unsightly
objects with vines or shrubs, the con
dition of the lawn, parking and gar
den, will all be deciding factors in
the contest. <
The contestants will be judged ac
cording to point system. Those re
ceiving the highest number of points
will be the prize winners. Following
are the points on which the yards will
be judged:
1 grass Timatr o Thicha A bl XOER] ()
Ol rces o ain i LSRR T 22 210
3 Shrubbery SR R 0
4 Flowers ----——roceeeeee-=----10
5 Foundation planting__—-———----10
6 Screening --—---—--m---------10
7 ‘Neatness and sanitation ------10
8 Back yard s R R b
9 Adjacent street and alley-----15
Motalth et wose s s SECREE 2100
. The same points will be used in
judging both the most beautiful yard
and the yard showing the most im
provement. All those desiring to en
ter either contest should keep this list
of points for future reference.
Under the back yard will be consid
ered its necatness and cleaness, screen
ing of unsightly objects, neat arrange
ments for temporary disposal of rub
bish and ashes, condition of vegeta
ble garden, back yard lawn, shrubbery
and buildings. i
Under neatness and sanitation will
be considered the general neatness of
the premises and their sanitary con
dition. No prize will be warded to
any place where the garbage is not
disposed of in a sanitary manner, or
-where the outhouses and chicken or
barp yards are in an unclean and un
sanitary condition, or to any prem
ises infested with flies.
No prize will be awarded to any
place where the street and alley ad
jacent are not kept clean and free
irom all x_-übbish, papers, weeds, etc.
Suggestions along the line of the
contest, as to sanitation, eare of flow
ers, grass, shrubs, and so forth, will
be given weekly during the summer
through the columns' of this paper by
the Civic Department of the Woman's
Club. All contestants and all inter
ested in Civic improvement should
read these suggestions carefully.
Following are some suggestions as
to lawn, grass and trees:
_Grass should be as luxuriant as pos
sible, frequently mown excepting in
time of drouth, and neatly clipped
around the edges.
Freedom from weeds. dandelions,
wild grass is greatly to owner’s cred
The back yard should be as well
grassed as the front yard.
The lawn space should be open and
grassed only. Do not “spot up” the‘
lawn space with shrubs and flower
beds. |
Occasional thorough watering is
better than freq;xent sprinkling. |
rees |
Trees should be so placed as to
“frame” the house picture from the
street but not so as to hide house.
A beautiful view should not be hid
den by trees, but a vista framed by
trees will appear far more beautiful
than when unframed. - ° > ~ |
Objection®l views may often be
screened by a planting of quick grow
|ing trees. S
This community was shocked to hear
|of the sudden death of Robert Calvin
| Wilson, a well-known and highly re
| spected citizen of this community,
which occurred Monday evening, May
9th, at about eight o’clock at his home
in Julesburg, The cause of death was
|acute indigestion and heart trouble.
| Robert Calvin Wilson was born at
| Greenville, Ohio, September 3rd, 1845,
and was 75 years, 8 months and 6 days
|of age at time of death. He grew to
| manhood at Greenville. He then mov
-led to Lincoln, 111., where he was unit
| ed in marriage to Margaret Jane
| Meixel, on the 15th day of October,
, 1873. To this union was born three
| sons and three daughters, Rollie Wil
| son of Julesburg, Colo.; Arthur Wil
| son, who resides at the old home place
| near Marquette, Nebr.; Thurman Wil
| son of Fort Pierce, Florida; Mrs. Ad
| die Ryan of Aurora, Nebr.; Mrs. Lor
| ena Gressley of Phillips, Nebr.; and
Mrs. Bessie McConnell of Heming-
E ford, Nebr.
\ In the spring of 1878 the deceased
‘|and wife, with their then one son an
swered the call of the West and mov
'|ed to Hamilton county, Nebr., where
|they endured the hardships and pri
{vations of the pioneer homesteader,
‘{and where they lived until the spring
|of 1910, when again allured by the
|new West, they moved to Julesburg,
| Colorado, where the deceased made
his home until the time of death.
l Mr. Wilson became a member of
| the Independent Order of oOdd Fel
{lows more than fifty years ago and
"at the time of death was a member
|of Marquette Lodge No. 288 located
’|at Marquette, Nebr.
| He was an exceptionally industrious
| man as was indicated by his frequent
| westward moves and was for a num
ber of years one of Hamilton county’s
| most successful farmers.
.| ‘The passing of this father and hus
, |band leaves to his family and to his
.|many friends and neighbors an ach
, |ing word that will only be understood
_|when gathered on yonder beautiful
1| shore when the mysteries of this mor
r | tal life are unveiled.
7| Funeral services will be held this
s | (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock
_|from the home, Rev. A. J. Waller of
i | ficiating, with appropriate Odd Fellow
ceremonies, and conducted by Austin
s|& McCoy. The body will be shipped
tonight to Aurora, Nebr. where in
terment will be made. The remains
-|will be accompanied by members of
N ilhe bereaved family.
' The Senior Class Play, “A Couple '
{Of Million,” will be given at the
'high school auditorium in Julesbur:
| Tuesday evening, May 17th, at eight
This entertainment will be a wery
pleasing one, and no doubt there wil
be a large attendance on this ma»!
| slon.
Cast of Characters
Mr. Wise, New York Lawyer . ____
ceeeeee—e-w-----Vaughan Labare:
Bemis Bennington, the Heir. .- -
ceeeiecceeeee-——--Homer Lewton
Mrs. Courtenay, rich lonesome wid-
OW oo ——____Mary Brown
Profesgsor Jabb, an oily crook-____ I
ceeeece—eeeeee-----Billie Lindloff
Jennie McGully, the “stenog”-_—.__
ceeeememeem——-=--=--Louise Penney
“Stubby” Burns, the office Mfi.-
S Lot s T amen ilson
Fay Fairbanks, the Alabama Blos
som ______________Velma Friskop)
Mr. Piper, Apaloopa chair warm- 1
er -————————______Chas. Kinsman
Sammy Bell Porter, “Stubby’s Goil”
ceccccemeeecaee—---Mae Waedruff
l “Pink,” the negro girl -_Ferne Smith
“Marie,” French Maid-___Marie Reed
Mr. Beverley, the sheriff_Tom French
“Hill Billies”
Good character sketoches hetween acts
Seats on sale at Cleveland & Law
ldrug store. i
1| The Julenbtu-z Players’ Club seored
a hig hit last Monday evening im the
,| presentation of that most interesting
.|and humorous three-act - comedy,
“Notping But The Truth” at the Hip
|| podrome theatre, this entertainment
being given for the benefit of the
| | Julesburg Wioman’s Club.
| Those who missed this entertain
' |ment missed a rare treat, it being
far above the average and one of
3 (the best home talent plays the writ.-i
er ever witnessed. Those who parti-|
cipated had worked hard and -every- |
) | thing went off very smoothly, the au
-2 | dience demonstrating their .pprecia-!
tion by hearty applause at numerous
- | intervals. g ‘
; Each member of the casß m‘Wd
their respective yoles in a8 v ,Idl
: able’ manner—in fact it was “Smn
> | all-star cast, and Julesburg should in
-/deed be proud to have such remark
able talent. “Nothing But The
Truth”, we believe is the best yet of
fered by the Players’ Club, which is
to say that it was of a very high
class nature.
The S. C. H. S, orchestra under the
leadership of Prof. V. H. Rowland
| furnished music.
The same cast presented “Nothing
| But The Truth” at Chappell Wednes
day evening.
-| The Julesburg Players’ Club is an
|organization that is deserving of a
_|great deal of credit. The funds de
rived from each entertainment has
/|been given to some worthy cause,
_|the members of the Club deriving no
| financial gain whatsoever. Those
.| who have participated in the several
l; plays have necessarily been required
to devote a conmsiderable amount of
'|time and energy in their undertak
*lings. Their efforts should indeed be
> | appreciated by the citizens of the com
_ | munity. 3
. OPEN—JUNE 13 TO 17
| June 13th to 17th are the dates set
» | for the Chautauqua at Julesburg and
_|you should plan to attend every ses
“|sion of this, the best program ever
" | put over in Julesburg of its kind.
i Redpath-Horner have spared necith
_|er pains nor money in selecting this
wonderful program for us.
v Every one of the ten settings will
i be new, instructive and interesting.
" | Make your plans now for the big
" | chautauqua. Prices of season tickets
®| in keeping with the times.
“| G. H. Austin is chairman of the lo
»|cal committee. A meeting of the
2 | chautauqua guarantors will be held
® | next Monday evening, May 16th at 3
vio'clock sharp at the First National
S| A new band leader has been secur
ed for the Julesburg Concert Band in
- | the person of Robt. Baker, a former
8 | resident of this city some fourteen
-|years ago, he leading the band here
d|at that time. He is a capable musi
-I|cian and leader and no doubt will rap
- |idly put the band in shape. Let’s all
boost for a good band, which will be
sia big asset to our community. In ad
k | dition to the band, we are also to have
_la first-class orchestra, which will
v | make their first appearance on next
n|{Monday evening when they will play
d | for Manager Lanning at the Hippo
- |drome theatre, when Mac Knight, the
s | Hypnotist, is the attraction. Our new
f | band director is also a first-class or-|
:L'h('slru leader. |

A new indication of the progress
being made by Julesburg and Sedg
|Wick county is shown in the proposal
to establish a general hospital, to be
located here in the county seat.
~That this hospital is to be estab
lished is a fixed fact. The broad,
|general outlines have been fully ar
ranged and the details, while still
somewhat hazy, are being rapidly
|\\urkcd out, and once these have been'!
comprehensively developed, there will
'bc nothing more to stand in the way
{of the fruition of the plans.
The advantages of a local hospital
are so apparent that they need only
a“mention to be clearly grasped by
A local institution of this kind will
be of great help to give skilled medi
|cal attention and scientific nursing to
,(many emergency cases, which arise
|in every locality and in which only,
|too often, swift and .prompt assist
'|ance alone means the saving of a life.
| Furthermore, the question of money
| saving is very vital to every man un
|der the existing financial stringency,
and it is along this line that the pro
|ject should appeal to every citizen. To
. cuil in a trained nurse from a distant
|city means her railroad fare must. be
[paid in addition to her regular fee,
‘|which add up considerably from that
:lslandpoint alone. And if the patient
|must be taken to another locality for
| medical attention, the same conditions
'|arise and the local hospital will pre
cisely serve to eliminate these over
llhead expenses, which neither add to
‘|the cure of the patient nor to the
[economy of the purse.
| Nor is there an element lacking
‘| which appeals to our civic and local
|pride. Our position, geographically
"|considered, is ideal for a hospital.
| From north and south; east and west,
‘| Julesburg draws upon a large produc
tive and favorable territory for just
' |such a venture, and no better boost
| for our locality can be undertaken
than to advertise that we own a hos
| pital, well regulated and properly
|equipped to care for those who are
sick and distressed.
| It is therefore a good proposition to
|get behind this movement with the
|good will of every citizen, to aid in
| whatever way he can to push the en
| terprise so that our county will stand
|in the forefront with an institution
| which will appeal to our pride and
{economy as well.
The Grit-Advocate will keep its
|readers fully informed regarding the
| progress of the hospital and by nextl
|week we hope to print the constitu
tion, which will be the broad basis
upon which the working plans shall
be grounded.
" In the meantime let us work up an
enthusiasm for the Julesburg Hospit
al; let us boost the plans as outlined
|and swat the Knocker.
The regular May term of district
court will convene in Julesburg Tues
day, May 24th. Only three criminal
cases are on the docket. However,
there are quite a number of civil ac
tions to be disposed of. A petit jury
consisting of thirty-six men has been
summoned to appear at ten o’clock A.
M. the opening day. It is quite prob
able that Hon. H. E. Munson of Ster
ling, the new and additional judge in
the thirteenth judicial district, will
preside at this coming term.
Following is the list of petit jjurors:
Petit Jurors
Geo, T. Brown Wm. G. Beirow
L. L. Bending S. D. Crawford
Herman Bruss Carl Anderson
M. E. Allen John Cummings
R. E. Beaman W. E. Cunninghan.
L. J. Bennett Fred Beanblossom
John Deich Fred Chase
I. T. Benedict Benj. Anderson
Clarence Bennett Chas. W. Arnes
Frank Alexander A.J. Beckman
C. A.Blue H. P Bird
J. N. Buchanan Joe Bomeke
Bert L. Austin Stanley Dee
F. H. Barnes R. E. Collins
Owen Batterton J. A. Brown
G. W. Boss Seldon Damon
R. E. Crater John A. Anderson |
Arthur Ahmstedt Fred Bieber i
A complete list of the cases which
appear on the docket will be publish
led in the next issue ¢f the Grit-Advo
| cate. |
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D —
Friday evening, May 13—Alumni
banquet. l
Sunday evening, May lS——Bacca-‘
laureate sermon at Congregational
church, 8 o'clock P. M., by Rev. W.|
0. Rogers of Denver, Colo.
Monday, May 16—Field Day Con-l
tests., Evening—Eighth Grade Com
mencement in High School Auditori
um. Senior Class party.
Tuesday evening, May 17—Senior
Class Play, “A Couple of Millions,”
High School Auditorium.
Wednesday evening, May 18—Jun
ior Rec;rtion to Seniors.
Thursday evening, May 19—*Class
Night.” High School Auditorium. *
Friday evening, May 19—Com
i mencement Night at High School Au
ditorium. Principal address by Sam
uel Quigley, President of State Nor
mal School, Gunnison, Colo.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the baccalaureate sermon,
class play, class night and commence
ment exercises.
Mae Woodruff Clarence Evers-
Harvey Bower man
Mary Brown Alfred Englehardt
Elmer Cole Tom French
Homer Wilson Vaughan Labaree
Velma Friskopp Homer Lewton
Clarence Harris Billie Lindloff
Morrell Kellogg Marie Reed
Pliny Kellogg Ferne Smith
Charles Kinsman Clelland Sowders
Louise Penney Charles Gillett
Walter Bush Gladys Davis
Vernon Gyger Blanche Buchanan
Alice McKinstry
Next week is Commencement Week
in the Sedgwick County High School.|
Friday, May 20th being the last day
of thg. school year.
The graduating™ class will be the
largest in the history of the high
school, numbering twenty-six. An
unusual feature seen in the graduat
ing class is the number of boys, sev
enteen. Twenty-one graduates will
receive their diplomas at the main
school in Julesburg and five will fin
ish at the Branch school in Sedgwick.
Sedgwick County now has three
high schools doing accredited high
school work, two branches being es
tablished, one at Sedgwick and the
second at Ovid. These branch schools
are offering the same work in aca
demic subjects as the main school at
Julesburg and students taking their |
work in the branch schools receive
full credit. .
The Sedgwick school is occupying a
fine new building costing approxi
mately $70,000. Manual training, do- |
mestic science, business subjelts, and |
a full four-year academic course is,
lolfered. A fine auditorium and gym-'
nasium offer splendid opportunities‘
for the social and athletic side of |
school life.
Laboratories for chemistry, physics
and other natural sciences have been
provided. In the auditorium a booth |
for a moving picture machine and al
library booth for reference books adds
to the convenience of the study hnll.l
It will no longer be necessary for par-l
ents in the west end of the county to
feel that the high school is too far for
convenience. [
The Ovid school is a two grade
high school at present, which is, how- |
ever separate from the grade wurk.f
As fast as the school grows provis
ions will be made to care for students
at Ovid as thoroughly as at Julesburg
and Sedgwick. ‘
Much credit Is due to the teachers!
and patrons of Sedgwick and Ovid |
for the hearty support and effort!
they have given to develop these new |
schools along right lines. The main
school at Julesburg has had additions |
in the way of a fine auditorium, with |
a splendid stage, picture booth and|
library; a splendid gymnasium withi
running track, dressing rooms for
boys and girls, together with all the
convenjences needed in a modern
school. In addition, two dormitories,
one for boys and one for girls, strict
ly modern in every respect, together
with cafeteria accommodations for
boarding dormitories. Places have
been provided for rural boys and girls
who live in the parts of the county
too far from a school for driving. The
dormitories will be regulated and su
pervised by a matron and members of
the school faculty. A splendid fea
ture about the arrangement is the
fact that the dormitories are sepa
rate not only from each other, but
they have no direct connection with
the main school.
Full courses in Academic and Com
imercia]. scientific, domestic and man
lual arts are offered. An agricultural
'course has been started and full
‘equipment for this course will be add
ed if enough students are registered
for the work.
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1 The school edits one of the be:
high school papers in the state, has
|splendid orchestra and has a sglend:
i record in athletics. Foot ball, baske
‘ball and other regular lines of atl}
|letics are handled by the studer
| body.
\ The record of this school ranks s
one of the best in the state. Bot
the Sedgwick and the Julesbur
schools were inspected this year an
|the record is an enviable one.
The enrollment and improvemer
in the system justifies the expend
ture of the $190,000 voted last Ma:
Although the building program wa
| scheduled to be completed last D
cember, the work, owing to delay.
| has been dragged out to the preser
|time. This has seriously hampere
‘| the plans of the High School commit
| tee and the superintendent. This ha
been especially true in the Julesbur
' | school where, although the present er
| rollment of 110 students, nearly dou
'| ble that of two years ago, it has bee
necessary to carry on the school rou
tine in half the room used in previou
years. Equipment had to be store
|in halls and rooms of the building ,
while waiting on_the contractor. Thi:
| together with the shifting of assem
bly rooms and class rooms, togethe
with the continuous hammering an
noise of building has made the year .
difficult one.
In spite of these difficulties th
spirit has been splendid and the reg
ular work has been covered.
The equipment in the main schoo
has not been installed yet, but b;
September the dormitories and de
partments will be ready to accommo
date pupils according to the origina
plan of thé high school committee.
.l Parents of boys and girls who arc
: filanning to send their young folks tc
igh school are urged to come anc
| visit at these :510013, to see the
equipment and work offered, so they
|may know first hand just what their
| high schools are doing. The Sedgwick
County High School -is being built to
reach pupils of the whole county—to
‘sorve the many as well as the few.
Monday evening, May 16th the
combined Eighth Grade Commence
ment for Julesburg, Ovid and rural
i pupils of the county will be held at
‘[the Julesburg County High School au
{ditorium. A splendid speaker has
'been secured for.the principal ad
dress of the evening. Special num
;lbers will be furnished by the Jules
{burg and Ovid schools.
It is hoped that out of this move-|
| ment will grow a tendency for rural|
| pupils to want to complete their coun-|
‘lty high school. Their visit will en-|
|able them to see what opportunities|
‘lare offered and what the high school|
| really means. !
| The Field Day will be held Monday|
- afternoon, and will give the rural
’eighth graders a chance to come to-|
gether for a good social time, and it
|is hoped will be the means of arous
|ing inter-scholastic competitions in
scholastic as well as manual and ath
letic lines.
It is hoped that the good. work
‘starzed may grow until the opportuni-
Ities of rural and urban boys and
|girls to secure a good education will |
ibe the same.
| A SR {
[ The Parent-Teachers’ meeting and}
muiscal given by the Sedgwick Coun- !
ty high school will be held in the
hgih school auditorium on Friday eve
ning, May 13th.
| __The following is the program:
| Modern High School Course and the
| Necessary Equipment.
‘| Manual Training._____V. H. Rowland
Domestic Science._____Mrs. Ida Reich
| Agriculture Course___C. A. Mclntosh
.| Commercial Course_______Miss Smith
| Ten minutes time will be alloted to
| each subject followed by general dis
| cussion.
.| A number of high school students
|have taken music for high school
]credit this year, These students are
. \required to give one recital at the
5 Ivnd of the year and it has been sugz
| |gested that they play for the Parent
| | Teachers’ meeting Friday. Encourage
{this work by being present. Most of
| {the pupils playing have done splen
|did work.
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