TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1923 THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. PAGE FIVli. Pawnee County to Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary Soon Pawnee county Is (totting ready to eelsbrate tho fiftieth anniversary of It* being organized and the story of tho fouritiina; of the. county as told In the Lamed Chronoecopo la most Interesting, espoclally to those who were-] living here at tho time or shortly •Iterward. j Pawnee .county Is fifty years old.' The present county was organized by <Jbvarnor James Harvey In a proclamation Issued November 4th, 1S72, according to Maekimar'e Cyclopedia of Kansas, and Larnod was founded in 1878. Tho real settlement of the county began In tha spring of 1873, though, there were some ifew settlers hero In 1878. The KansaB hlstorlnal rocords «ive the nariie of George T.I. Cox as the first eottler of Lamed township, in 1872; the first in Garfield township •was a noldlers' colony from Geneva, Ohio, March, 1S73; In Pleasant Valley, Adam Fcabody, 1873; In llrowns drove, Gallatin Brown, 1875. The first Pawnee county was "created in 1S67 and named tor the Pawnee Indiana," says the liinckmar history, hut It d!d_ not define the boundaries. In the proclamation organizing the "county In November, 1872, the! boundaries were described us follows: | "Beginning wiiei 'O tho east line fit: Hnngo 18 West. Intersects the Fourth ' Standard Parallel, south lo (lie Firth Standard Paralled, thonce woRt to the' east lltve of Knngo 21 West, thence north to tho Fourth Simulant 1'anille.l, and thonce cast to the place of beginning." "i Larger on Start, An originally organized Pawnee county was thirty miles squaro. Tin; Fourth Standard l'nvalM is tho north lino of Rivor, Lai-ncd, Pawr.ce, Morton, Grant and Browns Orovo townships. The east line of Ttanj,*; 16 is -the east lino of Walnut, Lamed, Pleasant Grove nod Plea«unt Valloy townships. All tliut remains of the original boundary of tho county is tho west line of Shiley, lirown* Grove. .:nd Sawmill townships. Under the original boundaries Pawnee county included all of F/,lwards county except tho south tier of townships, a .nd all or the present Pawnee county oxcept the nortli tii-r of townships and the throe eastern townships. For thiH reason tho settlement of Garfield was practically in the center of the township, nnd-that colony expected -to bo made tho county seat, until n gerrymander cut the county into its presont shape "and placed Garflold 1n one corner of tho irregular new county. By cooperating with Kinsley, which wtfks located In the wc:-:trrn part of Pawnee county, LanW boomers succeeded In getting tho Htate legislature to change the boundaries, to suit Iheir plans. A new Edwards county was formed, taking twelve townships away frwn I'av.'noe cov.uty trml making Kinsley the county seat. Then five township's were taken from Vtuf-h county on tlio north, and three from Stafford on I he cist, making up the county as It now islands. Changed to Benefit Larncd. The mill shape or Pawnee county is frequently remarked upon by etrangors, whereas mtist western Kansas counties are nearly square. By taking ft bite out of the northeastern -.corner of the county and two bites , out of tho southwestern part, Larncd was thus plared nearer the center oi' tho county, while its rival settlement at Garfield was placed to the west end of tho county. . Indeed, the Larncd boomers' plan was to give the town of Gartiold aud west. Garfield t'jwni.hlp to Bd- warda county und thus completely eliminate it as a rival for the county seat. West Garfield township and tho town of Garfield were saved to Paw- noo county-by an appeal to the legislature on behaK of the Oh|p colony which had settled at Garfield. The writer's father was one < mttteo sent to Topeka to In the county, George Nolan *u elected county clerk and clork of the district court; D. A. Bright, register of deeds, connty attorney and probate Judge; F. C. Hawkins, shorlff; W. A. Uussell, treasurer; Henry Booth, superintendent of public instruction; A. Hi Boyd, George B. Cox and W. S Patton, commissioners. •Henry Booth was Pawnee's first representative In the legislature. The present boundaries of the county were fixed in 1873. The county was dl Tided into three townetiips, Larnod, Garfield and Pawnee. Presbyterians There First. Some oi the beginnings of the county, shown, by tho records, are Interesting. The first churches organized in tho county were at Larned in 1873. Tho Presbyterian church was organized In August and ~ tho Mothodlst church 'a few weeks later. Doth of these- churches expect to observe their eoml-centennlal this tall. The Congregational ohurch ' at Gar flold was organized in"1876. Lamed,.District No. 1, was the first school establishment. Garfield was District No. 8, -and was organized in 1877. The first marriage In Pawnee county was that of Judge D. A. Bright and Miss Kmmn Post, which occurred Soptemhor 15, 1873. The bride, ..now Mrs. John Loasure, still lives in Larn^d. Judge Bright, came to Pawneo county in 1872, and prior to that had been at Wichita at the organisation of Sedgwick county, being elected its first, dork of the court. He died many years ago. Ills two daughters, Mrs. Claude Grove and Mrs. George Norton, live in Larned. The first birth In Larnod township was a daughter to Mrs. It. J. Garrison, February 22, 1878, and at Garfield a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Win. Gary, August, 1873. Colgrovo & Russell opened the first general store In Larned In June, 1S72, nml H. W. Grovor openod the first store in Garfield In 1873. George B. Cox was the first postmaster at Larnod, in 1372, and K "W. Grovor was the first postmaster at Garfield, 1873. The post office at Fort Larnod was established in 1302. Pratt navlng lights. "' • Mr. Reed who recently purchased tho mill will move in It, with bis family. Mrs. Bordell Lshham and son, Wayne were in Hutchinson-Sunday visiting Mrs. Lanham who Is sick there. Miss Joy Lanham who was__ homo several days returned to her studios at Emporia Normal Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Hussel left for Nebraska last week, for a month's visit with thoir son. FRENCH ART DEALER ALLEGES FAKE SALES ' <?> <V <S> <5> TU RON •%• j, <s, <s> ^ Hinds returned week's visit with ^ ^ .-;> /fy <;> Miss Margaret Thursday from a relatives In Pratt. Miss Betty Hastings of Hutchinson Is the guest of Misses Jean aud Bottle Stevenson this week, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones were Wichita shoppers Saturday. Mrs. I). H. Hinds and daughter Margaret spent Saturday in Hutchinson. Miss Margaret going from there fur 'a visit with relatives and friends In Scolt City. Dr. a.il Mrs. Timelier relumed on Thur.siluy from a mouth's visit in California. Misii Louise who had been attending school there, returned home with them. Mioses Jean, and Bottle Stevenson, Uoriy I Listings. Louise Thacher, Addie Brueo Tnibort, Gertrude Geesling and Virginia Taylor were. In. Pratt Friday. Dr. 0. II. Grieve made a business trip to Hutchinson Friday. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Carrutiters spent Saturday In Wichita. 11. W. Tharp.'13d Kltlen, Geo. Tibbits and T. S. IJolUvood were la Hutchinson -"Saturday. Dr. G. H. Grieve Is having ills house painted this week. Misses Helen and Ruth Geo3ling returned Sunday evening from a week's visit with relatives In Niclterson. Dr. and Mr3. T. D. See and daughter, Roberta returned Sunday from a two Weeks visit, at Overbrook. Miss Ruth Holmes returned home the com-' Thursday from a visit with her slater, meet the ''Mrs- Mites and family at Geuoseo, M. Vlgouronx, French art dealer, has started suit against M. Demotte. another dealer,'alleging, that ho sold fake "ohjels d' art" to the Metropolitan museum in Now York. DANISH SHIPBUILDERS REPORT BRISK TRADE AND BRIGHT FUTURE | Copenhagen.—Danish shipbuilding yard? seem to have safely weathered the po;d-war trade depression and are entering upon a period of comparative prosperity, says the Scandinavian Shipping Gazette. The yards have come through the crisis very well, principally owing to tile consolidation policy which has beeu followed. With the placing of new orders, the yards' are able to work more or less Independently again. They are all busy,, and a few of them are booked up. Unemployment has -benefitied accordingly. The yard workers, earlier in tho year, voluntarily agreed to reductions in wages in order to muke it possible for the yard shipbuilders to bid low. BANANAS A RARITY. There Are Not Very Many of Them Used in Berlin Now. Berlin.— Bananas have boon so rare in Germany tor the last two years that a Berlin fruit shop almost created a panic by exhibiting two- complete bunches on Potsdamor street. Crowds gathered about aud eagerly asked the price. The bananas sold for 5,000 marks each, which at the current rote of exchange was about six cents. countv districting committee of the, Mrs. M. R, liecktel returned to hor legislature asking that Garfield bo J home in Macksvillo Friday evening kept In Pawnee county, which request j after several days' visit with her was grantodr I dauKhter, Mrs. Chas. Jones aud Tho first temporary officers of tho j family, county wore appointed by the govern-j Miss Charlotte Miles of Geneseo is or and wnro: D. A. Bright, county : here visiting her grandparents, Rev. clerk; A. H. Boyd, George B. Cox and , "nd Mrs. Holmes, W. A Russell, commissioners; and tho ! Miss Klizaboth Taylor was homo county seat was temporarily located from Piatt over Sunday. at La'raed. In tho first election heldj Mrs. Arthur Stewart la here from SPRINKL1NCI TAX Tho Sprinkling tax is now payable. This tax may bo paid at the City Clerk's office up to August 1st. 1923. If it la not paid by that date it will be certified to the County Clerk as a special assessment to be -placed upon tho tax rolls. This assessment will carry 7 per cent interest. ED METZ, City Clerk. «-ot "RIDE 'IM, COWBOY!" HARDING DOES ANNOUNCING Our Fifth Anniversary Sale Starting Thursday Morning In celebration of the finish of our fifth year of successful business in Hutchinson, we will offer the women of this vicinity the greatest sale of wearing apparel that has ever taken place in Hutchinson. Without reserving a single item in our entire stock, Thursday Morning we will give the thrifty women of Southwestern Kansas unrheard-of values in high quality goods. This merchandise must sell, and the price which we are placing on every garment is determined absolutely without regard to itsteost to us. Women who are willing to take advantage of practical economy will reap the reward. Closed Wednesday s Our store will be closed all day Wednesday in preparation of this, our Fifth Anniversary Sale. The stock will be arranged so that every customer will be quickly and efficiently served. Extra salespeople will be on hand Thursday morning to care for the wants of the practical women buyers of Hutchinson and vicinity. Every garment will bear a price written in plain figures. See Page 5 of The News Wednesday for the Complete Announcement Plan to be at the store Thursday Morning and get the pick of OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SALE "Good Things Don't Last LOIIH 52 2 N. Main MORE RAIN IN THE EAST PART OF STATE This is the Report of Weather and Crop Conditions for tho Week. Prcsideal Hardlnr In cowboy refill*, during wettern trip*. President Warren 0. Harding has gratified another of his boyhood ambitions. During his trip west he donned the familiar cowboy chaps and rode an eighteen-caret "brono," mors or less gentle, but a "pesky pinto" just the same. He still Insists that next to being president or an editor ha'd rattier "rlda the range." Cowboys acoombantod the president on Ma rid*. . la helping stocli California wltli lilgh- clasj animals, uiin car uf hogs having been shipped laat wook from Mcado county >to The'"Golden State." "TIT FOR TAT" MAY BE BRITISH POLICY Topoka, July 10.—Tho report on agricultural conditions for the week ending July 7 is Just Issued by the State Board o>£ Agriculture in cooperation with tho Stato Farm Bureau and County Agents, the Stute Orange and County Doputles, and the State Farmers' 'Onion and County Roporters It says: Rainfall In tho eastern one-third of tho stato generally averaged about two and one J halt inches, however, Geary county reports between tlve and ten Inches for tho entire county. In tho central one-third the woathor was very favorable for harvest, tha ralna came as local slrowers which did not stop work hut for a s'hort time. Very little precipitation reported In western Kansas. The days wore hot and windy and the soil Is drying out very fnst. .With tho exception of a half-dozen oxtreme southwestern comities, the soil Is In fine condition both fw tilth and crops. In some of the eastern countlos the soil was too wet to work during several days of the week. The Wheat Harvest. Wheat harvest In the eastern two- CMrds of the stato la over except where heavy rains delayed cutting several times. In the same area threshing 1s In full swing. Many of tho .hound fields are being stacked. In western Kansas some counties report harvest almost finished while in others It will not ibagin tor a week yet, Most of tihe oats and barley have been out. Com 1 B growlt* very fast and In cmost locaWtles It is ooinK "laid by." 'Some of tho earlier fields are tassel- Ing. Vho only damage, oicopt that caused 'by .floods, haa been caused by chinch bugs In eastern Kansas, and grasshoppers In, the west. The second" cutting of aHalfa 1s in progress over most of the stato. Some hoppor damage Is In evidence, llo- ports Indicate tliat the socond cutting will 'bo heavy. Pralrio liny will bo ready to cut by the last of the week. Pastures and meadows are in good condition but livestock 1 B not doing well because of the files. The health of the Hvcstock In Kansas Is very good, generally speaking. Very little movement ot bogs or cattle. Kaunas fanH&uaBMHBaHaHBsaaairjaiaHssEineiaaiiaia&ns At Shaffer's July Clearance Sale Smashing Reductions on Phonographs This Is the first tlmo In tho history of this store that you havo been given the opportunity to buy high yrade, phonographs, absolutely new, at such prices aa. those listed In this advertisement. Each machine Is in perfect condition, none have been used. Wo want to reduce our stock and aa an Inducoment we have- clashed the prices. ALL VOCALION and EMERSON PHONOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN THIS SALE $175.00 Flo-Tone 5 75.00 $150.00 Vocalion .„ $ 87.50 $175.00 Emerson % 8750 $200.00 Vocalion $112.50 $275.00 Console Vocalion $175.00 $350.00 Console Vocalion $190.00 FURNfTUftE a ft • • • • • • • B 53 SI a a n w n H Bl • • • Colonel Courthope. Colonel Courthope, member of the British houue of commons, has Introduced a iblU In that body providing that no ships bo admitted to Bngllah ports unloss carrying liquor for passengers and crew. This measure is aimed as retaliation for U. 3. dry rulings. THE CORN, HOG AND WHEAT SITUATION Economists to Meet in Washington to Go Into tho Matter Wednesday, Washington, July 10. —Fourteen economists and statisticians will meet In conference here Wednesday and Thursday upon Invitation of Secretary Wallace to pronaro a statement on the Immediate outlook of the corn, hot; and wheat situations. Tho department of agrlcluturf! today announcod the following would attend: B. W. Snow, Chicago; l>r. (.!. J'\ •Warron, and Dr. F. A. Poarson of Cornell University; II. W. Moorlmusu of the American ffarm Bureau Federation; Carl Snyder of the New Yolk Federal Reserve bank- B. M. Anderaon, Jr., of tho Chase ^rational Hr.nk, New York; H. W- Wentworth of Armour and Company, Chicago;- H. A. Wallace of Des Moines; H. Q. Moultoa and B. O. Mourne of tho Institute ot Economies, Washlnston, D. C; W. H. Orlmos of the College of Agriculture, Manhattan, Kan.; J. B. Hhorsoio of the Federal Ilesorvo Bank of Minneapolis, and W. I. King of tho National Research Institute, New York. 'Another Mint Strike. 01ac« Bay, N. S.— Miners In three sections of district No. 2« of the United Mine Worera of America voted tor a 100 per cent etrlke in support ot their demand for liberation of two THE NEWS TELEPHONE, 4400 fiExr WE;EKI ROBINSON'S SVSilUi'ATORS Scrmatlonal Ufgro J]ii Hand direct from Newman's Theatre, K, O. MIDLAND union officials Who were arrested on charges of circulating false information, Enthusiasm Is a fino lubricant It tho brakes hold.—Atchison 01ob».
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