The Goodland Republic and Goodland News from Goodland, Kansas on March 1, 1907 · 1
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The Goodland Republic and Goodland News from Goodland, Kansas · 1

Goodland, Kansas
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Friday, March 1, 1907
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x! Historical Soctety V ESTABLISHED 1886. GOODLAND, KANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1907. NO. 26. DURUM COMING TO THE FRONT IX FUTURE Willi BE GREAT FliOUR PRODUCER. New Metliods of Handling It Dissipating the Millers' Objection Tar-key Wheat Once Under Ban. Since it has been announced through the agricultural department of the federal government that the region of country In which Sherman county lies is the most (favorable for production of macaroni wheat, and since the actual experiments with this variety of wheat in this county have been very gratifying, our farmers will likewise be glad to learn that macaroni or durum wheat is steadily coming into favor with the millers of the country. As an illustration of the fact that durum is entering upon a new era of usefulness for flour making, we quote the following article from the February number of The Dixie Miller of Nashville, Tenn.: "It is the old, old story. We have a new variety of wheat which the agricutural department of the government Is using its best efforts to make go with the people. The milling part of the people are kicking against it. They don't ike it and don't want it. But, undoubtedly, the millers are working against their own future Interest The millers put up the same fight in Kansas some twenty years ago against what was then known as Turkey wheat, now the celebrated Kansas hard wheat, in demand almost everywhere, even in the northwest to mix with hard spring wheat "In a well represented meeting of the Kansas Millers' association, held In Topeka twenty-one years ago, there was not a single miller present favorable to Turkey wheat In the discussion of the varieties of wheat best 6uited for making flour, some of them went so far as to declare they were willing to use any kind of wheat except Turkey. They had no use for it in any way. In spite of the opposition of the millers, the Turkey wheat was planted, continued to grow in strength and volume year by year. And well indeed has it been for Kansas and the milling industry of Kan- sas. "That same Turkey wheat, abused, derided and scorned by the millers of Kansas, has made Kansas the leading wheat producing state, and its flour-making industry now, probably, ranks second. It ranks high anyway, because it is a tough, hard wheat Just suited to the soil and changeable climate of Kansas. Not only that it is bringing Nebraska to the front as a leading wheat producing state, and is the main reliance of the new state of Oklahoma. "Now that the much-despised durum wheat will have substantially the same experience seems quite probable. "For more than a quarter of a century the northwestern states have Ibeen growing about the same variety of wheat with many ups and downs. There have been some years of great plenty and. some years of great scarcity, and many of the millers were obliged to go to the southwest for supplies. "Let the culture of durum wheat go on. Those people up there, and especially the millers, will be glad of it by and by." As a lone step forward in making macaroni wheat popular with the millers of the country, there has been patented a bolting-cloth cleaner by Marcus J. Bartlett of Chicago, 111., the nurpose of which is to bolt flour from Trmparoni wheat. Heretofore, it. has been very difficult to get durum through the bolting department of the mill, but the new patent bolting-cloth is said to obviate all this and to give durum a good standing with the mill ing industries of the country. In connection with this article from the Dixie Miller, furnished us by Mr. Crist, who is promoting the mill enterprise in this county, people will be glad to learn that there is no doubt as to the erection of a company mill in Goodland. Mb. Crist says that he has enough stock subscribed to make the enterprise a certainty, and Good-land will get a mill that will be equipped for granding both durum and softer kinds of wheat Goodland Clothing Co. Don't Speculate In buying clothing why take a chance? We are the Good Clothes Store the only one in the northwest that make everything to wear from head to foot a specialty. Outfitters to Men and Boys Buy your Clothing, Hats and Shoes of us because tre keep continually turning our stock nothing old. It pays to buy from us because we are here to make good everything that proves unsatisfactory. Look at our window, and see how near we come to help make Goodland look metropolitan." We wish to thank the people who appreciated our Washington" window. Some of our New Spring Suits are here nd we will be only too glad to show you and explain the merits of our stock; " . V A Good Wonted Suit for . $ 8.50 A Good Value for . . . 12.50 Good Clayworsted ... 6.50 Unfinished Worsted. . . 15.00 A New Novelty-H. S. & M 18.00 Look at the neckties the boys are wearing; and ask them where got 'em. The Goodland Clothing Co. . RICHARD AUER, Manager MRS. HOYT ANDREWS DEAD. Telegram Received Here Thursday Andrews Home In Wichita. A telegram was received by Mrs. Mary Ennis Thursday morning stating that Mrs. Minnie Andrews, wife of Hoyt Andrews, for years residents of Goodland, had died at the home there as a result of an operation. Hoyt Andrews, although he has been gone from Goodland about five years, Is very well known in this coun ty, and his wife was also favorably known among Goodland people. Andrews was for two terms county attorney of Sherman county, and did so well financially during the years he lived here that he made considerable money. Five years ago he sold out all his property here and moved to Wichita where he reinvested. Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. John Bag-ley, both former residents of Good- land irj the early days, were sisters. Mrs. Andrews was about 47 years of age. She had undergone an opera tion at a Wichita hospital ifor tumor. and was thought to be out of danger when the case took a sudden turn for the worse and death soon followed. Several Goodland ladies would have gone to Wichita to attend the funeral of their former friend if news of her death had reached them in time, but for some reason the telegram was de layed. . The burial of Mrs. Andrews will be made at Wichita, Saturday, at 2 o'clock. OLDEST ENGINEER. Luke Lee of Horton Has Been in Charge of Engine Fortyfive Years. The Kansas City Star of Sunday, February 17, contained a picture of Luke Lee, an engineer on the Rock Island running between Fairbury and Horton, on the local passenger trains 25 and 26, 57 and 58, accompanied by the following interesting history of the old gentleman: "Luke Lee of Horton, Kan., has been a locomotive engineer for forty-five years. He was 75 years old last week, but he still retains his place at the throttle of the locomotive which pulls the daily passenger train be tween Horton, Kan., and Fairbury, Neb., a distance of about 120 miles. "Engineer Lee he refuses to be called Mr. Lee, being Luke Lee to every man and child who knows him received his railroad education or training in railroad shops in England. He came to America with his parents in 1848 at the age of 16. His father worked in the coal mines and steel mills around Pittsburg and so did young Luke, until 1862, when at the age of 30 he got his first engine a small affair that used to pull coal cars and do switching around the yards of a coal mine. He has ever since for forty-five years been hanging out of the right hand window of a railroad locomotive. "In 1868 he went to the Rock Island railroad and has served continuously since as an employe of that company. In all his long service he has had few lay-offs because of sickness or for vacations and practically no wrecks. Twenty years ago when the Rock Island built its line from Horton to Fairbury, Engineer Lee was transferred here and has been, here since. He helped haul the rails and other material from Horton for the Fairbury branch the same track he runs over every day. "Mr. Lee can seemingly see as far, hear as good, and handle his train as well as he could thirty or forty years ago. "Enginer Lee is the oldest man in years and also in point of service on the Rock Island system. He is also without doubt the oldest locomotive engineer in the United States who still daily pulls a pessenger train over any considerable stretch of track." Kanorado Church Opens. The Methodist church at Kanorado, which has been closed by reason of smallpox cases in the neighborhood, will be opened Sunday for the first time in several weeks. Services will be held as usual, Sunday school at 10 a. m., preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 d. m.. Epworth league at 7 p. m. The Epworth league topic for Sunday eve ning is, "The Duty of Testimony, leader, Harry Burd. The pastor of this church, : Rev. Johnston, gives a general invitation to everybody to come and worship at these meetings. Goodland Clothing Co. they I MAY LOSE A CEDEBALSHIP IF FREDERICK GRANT IS CORRECTLY REPORTED. Son of the Great Civil War General Reported to Have Criticised Roosevelt. Washington, Feb. 23. Official Washington believes that if the language attributed to General Frederick Dent Grant at a speech he made In Philadelphia last night is proven to be an accurate transcript of what the general said, he will be court-martialed. The army regulations peciflcally provide (for the dismissal of a soldier criticising the president or such other punishment as the court-martial may prescribe. General Grant was a guest at the banquet of the George G. Meade Post No. 1, G. A. R., at the Union League in Philadelphia last night The general, according to accounts, made a short address thanking the diners for their cordial reception of him, and was about to resume his seat when there came a shout of "Won't you talk about your 'father?" The general smiled and said, "Very well, I will." He continued: "It is with pride that I talk about my father, and I am always especially proud to recall the message sent to Canada by England on the occasion of the trouble between that country and the United States in 1867. England notified Canada that in the event of a war she could not look to the mother country for as sistance, as England was not prepared to fight General Grant and his mil lion trained soldiers." According to the report, as received in Washington, General Grant further said: "And I am sorry that the time has come when the president of the United States has to talk and argue with the indicted mayor of a city as to whether or not the United States will carry out the provisions of a treaty with another country." An Odious Comparison. This reference to the recent confer ence between President Rooseve't and Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco was, according to report, received -with en thusiastic cheers. General Grant, according, to the story, continued in this strain: "I do not believe such a thing would have happened between March 4, 1873, and March 4, 1877." There was -another outburst of cheering and cries of "Hear, hear!" General Grant was further urged to talk about his father, and told many interesting anecdotes about the capture of Fort Donelson and the Vicks-burg campaign. The. articles of war specifically pro vide for a court-marial of an officer for criticising the president Article nineteen is as follows: "An officer who uses contemptuous or disrespectful words against the president, the congress of the United States or the chief magistrate or legislature of any part of the United States where he Is quartered; shall be dismissed from the service, or otherwise pun- shed as the court-martial may direct Any soldier who so offends shall be punished as the court-marital may direct." Article 61 says: "Any officer who is convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman shall be dismissed from the service." Article 64 says: The officers and soldiers of any troops, whether militia or others, mustered and iji pay of the United States, shall at' all times and in all places be governed by the articles' of war and shall be subject to be tried by courts-martial." These articles constitute the basis of any action that may be taken asrainst General Grant There is first the general provision as to conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentle man; there is, second, a specific pro vision forbidding the criticisms of the president by an officer; there is the third provision, which makes an or ficer at all times and in all places subject to the articles of war. The offense of General Grant as suming that he was correctly quoted, is aggravated by the fact that he was discussing international issues. To provide against such discussions by army and navy officers the president Issued an order some years ago, when there was general talk about a conflict be tween Germany and the United States, absolutely prohibiting officers from discussing International questions. Officials of the war department and the higher officials were so amazed at the remarks attributed to General Grant that they expressed the opinion that he could not have erred so griev ously. They also expressed the opinion that General Grant is a very careful and prudent officer. The universal op inion, however, was that if General Grant had been correctly quoted the offense was very grave. The latest case that remotely pa rallels this was the one involving Gen eral Miles in his comment about em balmed beef, resulting from his tour of inspection in Cuba and Porto Rico General Miles, however, when asked for an explanation, declared he had been misquoted by a newspaper reporter, but justified official criticism which he made later on the ground of his duty. A court of inquiry was ordered for the dual purpose of ascertaining just what General Miles had said and of determining the truthfulness of his charges as to bad food. It will be re called that while the court inquiry whitewashed the beef trust there had been so much evidence justifying the remarks of General Miles that the war department feared to proceed against him because of public sentiment Undoubtedly Secretary Taft will communicate with the president before taking any step in the Grant matter. The president is tonight at Harvard. Petit Jurors. The following persons have been drawn for jurors for the April term of the district court which sits April 2: William Hargrave, Jr., Goodland; R. M. Johnson, Rhine; H. C. Tagt-meyer, Rhine; J. A. CorkiL Rhine; E. T. Acker, -Edson; Fred Gartels, Brewster; George Brinkmeyer, Good-land; Sam Fairall, Brewster; Ray mond McCall, Ruleton; Alfred Daw son, Goodland; Wade Warner, Good' land; Lewis Arensberg, Goodland. VERY FIXE RESIDENCES. New Ilocia of 3Irs. 3Iary Ennis Al" most Completed. Our growing city will soon have as fine residences as can be found in the average up-to-date and progressive city of the Sunflower state. The Coon residence in the west part of town, the Mrs. Ennis and the Swarts residences just being completed are costly and elegant homes. Thl3 is an evidence of permanence, thrift and good taste. It means that Goodland is a good place to live in, and a thriving metropolis when quite large investment is perfectly safe. - The new home of Mrs. Mary Ennis on the corner of Thirteenth street and Center avenue is nearing completion. The contract price for erection, out side of the lots and grounds, was $5,000, and Fred Hunt is the contrac tor and builder. The residence faces south and east It is a two-story com posite Gothic structure with four gables, two porches, two two-story, and one one-story bay windows, a balcony, etc. This elegant home stands on a brick foundation nearly three feet above the level of the grounds - with capa cious steps approaching the verandas and entrances. Under one-half of the structure there is a brick basement for furnace and wash room. The house has a porch light electric lights in halls and rooms and is supplied with hot water radiators throughout over and above an elegant fireplace and mantel in the parlor. All cham ber rooms have closets, and the upper story has a large bath room, lavatory and closet The woodwork is finished in oak, filled and varnished. The hall en trance is roomy with a settee In a nitche. Two flights of steps transverse to each other, with capacious land-, ings lead to the upper story. This hall and stairway is finished in oak with Corinthian columns, railings and bannisters. The building is about ready (for the decorators, and when the finishing touches are given and grounds are arranged it will be a very commanding and attractive home. The' outlook from bay windows, in upper story, and the balcony, is fine. NOT AN "ISSUE" PASSED SO FAR. Only naif a Dozen State Bills Have Reached the Governor This Season. Topeka, Feb.:25. Ajgiance at' the records in the governor's office which shows the;bills approved by the gov ernor provejj that less than half a doz-J en bills have been approved by the governor which are of "general importance throughout the sta.te. These measures are: Pure food bill, judicial paroles, allowing board of railroad commissioners to intervene in inter state commerce cases where Kansas rates are affected, and Judicial salaries bill. i-v Not one of the measures -which were features last fall have been enacted into law thus far this season. There are good prospectsthat the tax question will be settled and a tax commission created as was de manded by the republican 'and the democratic platforms. The measures which have not yet been enacted into law are: Two-cent fare. Maximum freight rates. Anti-pass. Primary elections. Tax. commission. All of these measures were acted on favorably by the house except the 2- cent fare law. The house, after passing all the other measures demanded by the people, decided that it would let the senate take the initiative in at least one measure in which the peo ple of the state are supremely interest ed. The senate has passed a primary bill which is a makeshift evasive and wholly unsatisfactory to the people. It has passed a maximum freight rate bill which is even more unsatisfactory than its primary bill, according to the telegrams and letters that are coming in. No action has been taken on the anti-pass and 2-cent fare bills except to delay the consideration as long as possible. Another important measure which is mentioned in the message is the prohibitory law. This was made a special feature in the las campaign. Governor Hoch and the attorney gen eral now appear determined to en force the prohibitory law and they want as much help as possible to strengthen the law. The governor and attorney general have prepared spe cial laws covering prohibition and these were submitted by the governor In a special message. The senate com mittee has killed these bills. The house committee on temperance has made a favorable report on the two bills and they will be reached about Wednesday if the house keeps dili gently at work. FOR COM3IERCIAL CLUB.'1 Suggestion That the Organization Offer Prize for Sugar Beets. The soil of Sherman county is ad mirably adapted to the growing of sugar beets. This paper suggests that the Commercial club offer a premium for the raising of a few acres of sugar beets. They can be grown here with out irrigation. Garden City has a $1,000,000 beet sugar factory. Why not invite the industry to Sherman county? The soil here Is as good as there, and, we think, that sugar beets can be raised here in ordinary seasons without irri gation. As to Nashville Students. What Manager Flynn of tBartles- ville, I. T., says: "Bartlesville, L T., DecJ 23. 1906. Mr. Culligan's Nashville Students played my house Xmas afternoon and night and gave my patrons one of the best colored attractions outside of one of the large minstrel atractions ever in our house. The dancing the best ever to a Bartlesville audience barring none. The Nashville Students are all ladies and gentlemen and Al artists in their line. The show is first class and worthy. Yours respectful!y, JOHN F. FLYNN, Manager Bradley-Bryant Opera House." The Nashville Students will appear at the Walker opera house, Tuesday evening, March 5. Why not start a little savings bank of your own by depositing $10 down and $10 per month in a -piano. Talk with IL C. Simpson at Derby's con fectionery about prices and terms. HOCH III SPECIAL MESSAGE TELLS SEXATE AND HOUSE DO SOMETHING. TO Urges Passage of Bills Into Laws Promised the People In Last Campaign. Governor Hoch one day this week sprung a double surprise on the legislature. It was in the form of a special message containing a covert intimation that he might call a special session unless Important legislation is enacted before the adjournment of the regular session. The big surprise was due to the fact that Governor Hoch read his message In person in both house and senate. It is said this is the first time a Kansas governor ever read a special message in person. Ordinarily when the governor wants to communicate with the legislature he does so in writing and the message is monotonously read by the clerks. But Governor Hoch has set a new pace. The house was appreciative and applauded the governor liberally. The senate made no demonstration. The message covers just three subjects: anti-pass, primary elections, and the Coleman-Trickett bill Intended to strengthen the prohibitory law. The message is as follows: "To the Senate and House of Representatives: "The limit of time provided by the constitution for legislative session will soon expire and but few enactments of a. general nature have reached the executive department for the signature of the governor. The work of the legislature up to date, so far as the enactment of law is concerned, has chiefly been of a local nature. The many measures recommended in the regular executive biennial message and which sum to be desired by the people have not been crystalized into law, I cannot pemit this legislature to adjourn without again calling to your attention to some of these measures. "In two biennial messages I have urged the enactment of a primary election law. I believe the people are demanding such a law, and will be sorely disappointed if this legislature adjourns without responding to this demand. I realize the difficulty of agreement upon the specific provisions of a law of this kind, but I cannot too strongly urge upon those who hold these divergent views to make every reasonable sacrifice and agree upon some kind of primary election law that will at least in some measure meet the exigencies of the occasion. No personal consideration, no pride of authorship, no antagonism between the two houses should prevent some agreement on this subject "The people believe that free rail road transportation is a species of favoritism which should not be tolerated, and that it tends to corrupt politics. I do not share this view to the extent it is entertained by some others, but I share it to a large extent; and I trust this legislature will not adjourn until it has followed the example of the congress of the United States and abolished the f re pass, save in such exceptional cases as reason may suggest "In my biennial message I urged the legislature to equip the board of railroad commissioners with greater faci lities and funds in order that it might be able to thoroughly Investigate and Intelligently decide the great questions with . which it must grapple, and I hope his recommendation will be crystallized into law. "On the 6 th of February, 1907, I transmitted to the legislature a spe cial message recommending the passage of a bill relating to intoxicating liquors. This bill was carefully prepared by ex-Attorney General C. C. Coleman, Assistant Attorney General W. Trlckett Assistant Attorney General John Marshal and carefully scrutinized by other able lawyers, but It has not only as yet not been enacted Into law but I understand has been adversely reported by the committee of the senate to which it was referred. ' "Executive, judicial and legislative officers should need no stimulus " of public sentiment to prompt them to the performance of constitutional du ties; but if thy did need it In Kan sas the people furnished it in abund ance at the election in this state last November. The enforcement of the prohibitory law was made a distinct and even vehement issue in the campaign, and with practical unanimity the people declared in favor of the enforcement of the constitutional pro vision. But constitutions do not en- foce themselves. Legislatures must furnish the statutory means for this enforcement Executive and judicial officers must depend upon the leglsla ture for these enactments. The able lawyers above named have given more thought perhaps to this question than any of the attorneys in the state, and they have had more practical experi ence than any others. Their Judg ment and recommendations cannot be lightly disregarded by this legislature, These are matters of very great im portance, gentlemen, and the people look to you for their solution. I cannot too strongly urge them upon you in these closing days of your session "It is the duty of the governor to call the attention of the legislature to matters of state interest and import ance. When he has done this he has exhausted his legitimate power and the responsibility must thereafter rest with the legislature." Notice to the Ladies. Miss Daisy Hardy of Kansas City arrived in Goodland Sunday. Miss Hardy is a trimmer of considerabe note, and to those interested in fash ionable millinery we wish to announce that she comes to us very highly recommended. - We do not hesitate to say that we can suit you in style, ma' terial and price, and invite both old and new customers to call and examine our line of tailored hats now on exhibition. We are prepared to take orders and make any hat you might desire. Call and see us. MRS. N. M. BRYAN. Successor to Bryan & Allen. Notice to Farmers. I am In the field to buy cream for C. G. Carlson of Denver. Would like for you to try me with one or two shipments. Price will be given when you bring some cream to me. One block r.crth of school house. Francis A. Clark, Goodland, Kan. Wanted Two cleiks,sat once. M. MlllisackMercanUle Co. WASHINGTON WAS REMEMBERED Goodland Displayed the Patriotic Colors. Flags floated from the court house and public school buildings on Washington's birthday. The high school, and grades observed the occasion with a program. A dance was held In the evening in the Grand opera house. Two business houses had decorated windows In honor of the event the Stevenson drug store and the Goodland Clothing company. The drug store displayed bunting, dates, etc, and a rebus. There was a festoon, a clothes line with a washing on one side and a string of bricks done up in papers and labelled 2.000 pounds, spelling "tons," or "Washington's," and below was the word "birthday." Many were set to guessing- as to the meaning of the design. The Goodland Clothing company had an elegant design in its window. There was a large framed picture of Washington in the center surrounded with festons and bunting tastefully displayed. Dates of the birth and death of the great general and president were properly arranged. In the right hand lower corner was the cherry tree cut down, and a hatchet lying by the severed trunk. In the left hand corner was a stack of flint lock muskets, a sword, a horse pistol, also of the old flint lock pattern, a cap and cartridge revolver, a sabre bayo net and an old fashioned shot pouch and powder horn. A festoon was arranged about the center piece bearing the motto, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." With the bunting, and the electric lights illuminating the device in the evening, the display was interesting and attrac tive. Many people lingered to admire the historic picture, and by request the design was allowed to remain Saturday and over Sunday. At other places in the city there was a show of bunting in national colors. Washington's birthday was a burst of patriotism perhaps not equal ed before In the history of Goodland. As a light shines forth in darkness, so does a great patriotic character cast its effulgence over the lapse of time, and Washington will continue for mankind as an imperishable example. TWO NIGHTS AT THE GRAND. Branch of Irma Opera Company In "Our Old Kentucky Home." The company that appears at the Grand opera house two nights, Mon day and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, is a branch of the Irma opera company, which so delighted Goodland theater goers here recently in "The Adorable Fritzie." The first night's performance will be "Our Old Kentucky Home," which has never been produced in Goodland Manager Hodgkinson says It is entire ly a new play, and very favorably spoken of by those who have heard t The second night, "The Heart of Co lorado," will be the bill and the promise of the company . In this shadowed in the work of the first play. Both are 75-cent shows, but the price has been reduced to 50 cents for Goodland, and a large patronage is expected. Card of Tlianks. Sincerely wishing to acknowledge the helpfulness and sympathy of our kind neighbors and friends who so cheerfully assisted us in the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, Jasper Pyles, we hereby pub- Icly express our thanks. MRS. 'J. PYLES AND FAMILY. HERE WE ARE IN MARCH And in March we always try to crowd every business day with offerings so seasonable and so attractive that you can hardly re- sist the temptation of buying : Come and see the early spring goods. day there is something lieve that we have excelled all past efforts in the attractiveness of our offerings. We ask your judgment. Two Wonderful Bargains for March 9th A good Silk Tafetta Ribbon in Nos. 22, 40, 60 and 80 per yard . . For this Gentlemen's Initial Linen Handker chiefs, quality that March 9th, each These are only a few of our good bargains. Dawson, & Dawson The Store That Saves You Money. 'Phone 100 JASPER PYLES, PIONEER, DEAD AFFLICTED WITH MALADY THE KIDNEYS. OF End Camo Suddenly at Home in Country Wednesday Evening Funeral Thursday. Jasper Pyles, for nineteen years a resident of Sherman county, who was living on his farm, eight miles southwest of Goodland, died Wednesday night of diabetes. His illness dates back about a year, but was not thought to be in immediate danger when his sudden and last Illness overtook him. He was 50 years of age. The news of Mr. Pyles death came suddenly to his many friends, for a number of them saw Mr. Pyles In Goodland a little over a week ago, and he then appeared to be In cheerful health. But life is uncertain, and the informat'on that he was unconscious was telephoned to town Tuesday, and the end came the following evening. He i3 survived by a wife and two sons, six and ten years of age. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Kuhlman officiat ing. The address was a very thought ful summing up of the chief things in life. The text was taken from the fourth chapter, of James, and the thirteenth, fourteemh and fifteenth verses. It contains the problems of life, the speaker said, getting sufficient gain, which is a righteous pursuit but not neglecting the more important things that pertain to the soul's welfare. He concluded and emphasized the thought that a man's future plans should always have respect to the will of God, and that religion instead of being hedged up by Itself should per meate all our activities. He said the awful evil of a life unbalanced by excessive gain and an unnurtured heart was exhibited In the words, "What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul." Have respect unto God and consider the value of thine own spiritual life, was the main idea, but there was no need of foregoing comfort through labor for God giveth the increase. Jasper Pyles was a native of Pennsylvania, but moved from that state to Illinois when he was a lad of fifteen. He was a p'oneer of Sherman county, coming here in 1888, and his residence has been here ever since that time. Minnie Nass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Nass of this county, became his wife sixteen years ago. All agree who knew Jasper Pyles that he Mas a kind father and a good neighbor. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge of this city and can led Insurance in the order for $2,000. Members of the Woodman lodge attended in a body and formed an escort of the remains to the Good-land cemetery, where Interment was made. i Card of Tlianks. Believing that the Dear Lord, who took little children in his arms and blessed them, will reward you, we wish to hereby thank our dear neighbors and friends for their deep sympathy and helpfulness in the illness, death and burial of our dear little one, who tarried so briefly with us. MR. AND MRS. SMITH ARTMAN. Now is your opportunity to buy a piano cheap. See ad in another col-, umn of sale being held at Derby's con'ectionery by the Olney Music Co. H. C. Simpson, Manager. Every new arriving. We be- for only, 10c date only sells for 25c; 10c

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