The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on July 10, 1923 · Page 7
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 7

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Tuesday, July 10, 1923
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'TUESDAY,- JUT^W^-"*-!* r C-i nt Jt PAGE SEVEN. 3£ Put Them In Now those electric fixtures that you have bean needing for some time. We ore showing a complete line of the very latest in house and business fixtures. These are all priced very reasonable! well within the price range of every* on*. 4 North Main Phone 621 A STATE-WIDE HARMONY PLAN Senator Curtis Writes That it Will be Good Thing for Party <* in Fall. Topeka, Kan-, July 13.—Tho Republican party of Kansas will hold a statewide "harmony meeting" next tall, it the hopes of U. S. Senator Charles Curtis materialize. He wrnto I'hll Zimmerman, expressing gratification with tha work being done by Zimmerman In organizing Republican leagues In each county. The seuator said in part. "I hope you will bo'nblo to get nn organization in every county In tha Btato, I think l.ho loague is the best thing to bring the Republicans together, and if we can get a good league, organized we can have a statewide harmony meeting in the fall and much good will result." The appointment of Charles K. I-rfilv dell of Ureal Bend, Kan., to the position of fiscal agent and general counsel for the federal land bank system, Including the twelve federal land banks, was done upon recommendation of the presidents of these twelve hanks, according to advices from Washington. Under an appointment by former President Wilson, Mr. Lobdell, a Republican, became a member of the farm loan board five years ago. When lie resigned a few months ago he was succeeded as chairman by another Kansan, 1.. .]• Pettljohn of the federal farm loan hank at Wichita. A Good Appointment. Concerning tho appointment of Mr. Lobdell to tho new position, R. A. Cooper, farm loan commissioner, said: "Judge Lobilell resigned his position on- the hoard with a vlow to accepting an offer from a financial Institution not associated in any way with the farm loan system. When the pros! dents of the twelve federal land banks learned of his purpose to retire they immediately offered him the position, which he finally decided to accept. The arrangement has the unqualified Indorsement of the members of the farm loan board, including tho secretary of the treasury." Political activities at the capitol have kept the "quo warranto" machinery of tho supremo court unusual­ ly busy this Boason. -The court had no sooner cleared up the ouster suits brought by tho three Democratic state appointees, Barrett, Goodrich and Rico; and tho board of health, controversy than tho situation arising over the appointment of Grant liar rlngton as Kansas City election commissioner, was laid "before the high tribunal to have Jlho wrinkles Ironed out. Harrington was appointed to succeed J. E. Smith, after Governor J. M. Davis had ordered the position vacated by Smith, wno was an ap pointeo of former Gov. H. J. Allen. Smith declined to move out. Barring ton is secretary of tho Wyandotte County Democratic central committee. infrequent Trains Cause Him to Become A Ranchman Prominent Liberal Man Was Ready to Start Back Minute He Landed in Dodge in Early Days, But Reconsidered While Waiting 24 Hours. 77 YEARS OLD-CURED IN TWO MONTHS BY BLANKET About five months ago 1 was Introduced to your MA0NECO1L BLAf-TK- "KT hero by your a"ent, Mr. Ryan. I had been a sufferer from chills, kidney and Madder trouble for nearly three years, also indigestion. Tho chilis came noarly getting me as It affected the heart. The only relief I received from doctors was hypo injections, but after •'taking tho MAO- NEiOOlL into my homo and taking the treatments as Mr. Ryan's instructions, 1 have had uo more' chills for over three months, also my indigestlonand rheumatic pains have disappeared and I feel like a young man, although 1 am 77 years old. Yours truly, WM. McCAWN,. Buffalo, Wyoming. CHILLS KIDNEY AND BLADDER TUOUBLli INDIGESTION MAONECOII, SALES CO. 816 North Adams St., Hutchinson. Troubles of the Rich. They say our best circles have now reached that liergbl of exclusivoness where they have to consult the butler and tho cook before deciding at what holiday resort to spend the summer months. It Is less fatiguing for some families to chaugu thousand-dollar bills than to change cooks. —Los Au- geles Times. Banner Divorce State. San l'Tanciseo: Nevada is tho "banner" State in the matter of divorces with one divorce for every marriage and a half. Play Him Here; Play Him There; Jimmy Plays Most Anywhere New colled York: Over in the district ment of ball players called the Dodg- Flatbush lives one Squire Jlmmj ii)hn«to»\ (Buu~l«* Ebbets who owns'an snort­ ers and also Jlnrmy Johnston. Just why they're called the Dodgers Isn't quite clear unless it is because they have been adept at dodging out- of tho pennant path except In 1920. But that hasn't anything to do with the subject in hand, one Jooms Johnston, although Jeem-s had considerable to do with tho winning of that pennant. Jimmy's chief claim to fame this season Is his versatility. Jeeras is tho original diamond "Jack of all positions" and .master of Just about tho Bamo number lu addition to wielding a blustering bludgeon that has put him in the select list of three hundred smackers. When Uncle Rob-by, who managing the Dodgers <as constable for the squire, fiu'ds himself without a shortstop- for somo reason or other bo wigwags to Jimmy and straightaway that worthy leaves 'his »hady dugout seat and proceeds to gobble up everything hit in the general vicinity of second and third bases. If the vacancy happeira. to he at lifHt, so.cond or third bases it's tho Bamo thing. All Robby has to do is wigwag amd he lias a capable guard- inn for the sack. * Jlnirmy 'probably could pitch, catch or shag flies in the outfield if tho occasion domanded, to say-nothing of carrying batB, water ar taking tickets at the gate. The story of early days in Seward • county and tho sonthweat ns told by A. O. Edmonds of Liberal is of interest to Hutchinson folks as Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds made their home here for a number of years while their son, John Edmonds, attended school and graduated here In tho class of 11102. Mr. Edmonds says in describing his life: "I have read Western Stories, but none of them have more Interest to me than the actual experlonco which I have gono through in Seward county," said A. O. Edmonds ono evening recently ns lie sat on the. large comfortable porch at the Edmonds ranch home north of Liberal. And he on to relato a few of these experiences, which if writ- t«n in detail could rival in interest, characterization and thrill any book lu that line ever published. And they wonld ho the real experiences of real people "who lived in„ Seward county lu tho early days when fanning was considered an experiment, when the nearest railroad was at Dodge City and when sturdy pioneers tmved the way for all the future growth and prosperity. Came In 1880. The story of Mr. Edniond's coming west is that o[ many another eastern-' er, who lived In a comfortable homo but who were members of large families and saw no great opportunity ahoad there for tho younger children and came wep-t to seek their fortunes. Mr. Edmonds got off the train in Dodge City early In March, 18S0 and there hadn't been -a real rain since the August before. There was scarcely a tree on tho townslte and the prospect was about as lacking In encouragement for a tenderfoot from New York state as could be imagined. The first question the young easterner asked alter tho train had pulled out, was what time of day the next train left. When asked which way ho wanted to go ho replied without hesitation that it didn't make any difference. But he found that over tho Hue of tho Ranta Fo, along which trains now constantly carry their hundreds of passengers, that there was one train each way a day. He had plenty of time tor reflection before the arrival of the next train and by that time had decided to stay with it ,aud ho has staid with it for forty years. Not long after. Mr. Edmonds got work with Mr. Tarho.x, a well known ranchman at. that time. The ranchman reported to his wife that he had "hired a New Yorker, but he wa'nt no count. He had on a white collar." Nobody really expected him to stay on the ranch, for ho was new to western ways and a "tenderfoot." But he was put to work sheering sheep and I he had had a little experience in this j line and knew better how to go about I It. than tho other hired hands. "That first day I sheared 1.1 sheep and earned 511 cents and was so tirod I could I hardly sit up at tho supper table," .Mr. Edmonds said, recalling tho inci-i dent. But later he got to where he could make the number 40 to 50 a day. i Bought Cattle Camp. I It was only n few months until J, i N. Kneeiaud camo out from New York and in '81 he and Mr. Edmonds went I into partnership and bought a cattle ' camp. They mndo money by leaps and bounds for awhile, but tho hard winters came and like tho other cat- tlenion of that tlnio in the western country, they lost it all. Ono day in the fall or '84 Mr. Edmonds mado a trip to Crooked Creek, and while there he and another ranchman began to discuss tho question of whether anyone would ever aettje on "the flats." It was then an open question and the two men considered It very doubtful. But by tho .spring of '85 practically every quarter had been filed on. Then came the slump in turn, and return ol the discouraged and weaker ones to the east. Hut the sturdy pioneers stuck it out through good times and bad times, staying •with the country and helping in its ultimate -development. Mrs. Edmomis camo out from Now York a bride, in 1883 and staid at Dodge City until a frame house was built on tho ranch, which is tho present J. N. Nneelaiwl ranch. Shooting could toe heard in Dodge City'almost every night Mr. Edmonds had told his bride as much as he could about tho western country but she had much to learn yet from actual contact with it. "I had'never ridden across country before for any great distance," said Mrs. Edmonds, recalling the experience of that first ride from Dodge entire dlstanco at that time being little more than a desolate waste. For 40 miles there wasn't a house or apparently a growing thing. Sho wore a stylish hat with a turned up brim and a long blue ostrich feather. "My face was blistered," she said. Mr, Edmonds had rather anxiously told her that It was very hard to get potatoes, but sho had happily replied that she "didn't care for potatoes much anyway and would Just pick berries." "I couldn't Imagine a country where there weren't wild berries," she laughingly commented. "I would walk out across the prairies and look any way, thinking there surely must bo at least somo wild strawberries hidden somewhere." Was Third Woman In County. When Mrs. Edmonds came to the southwest there were only two other women In the county, a Mrs. Brown nnd a Mrs. Jackson. "You don't know tho feeling it brought, to me to go out alone under tho stars, it brought to mo so vividly the realization of what a little thing I was in ail the great universe and how great ami infinite was God." When one of her listeners ciskod how she could come from a comfort- ablo eastern home to what was then practically a desert, s»he replied decisively, "Because I was in love like any young woman." And through it all she made tho best of life as It came to her and found it good. "People- In those days talk about being hard up," she said. "Why, they don't know anything about it." Tho men hauled the wool Jto Dodge City in tho summer and brought tho sup- piles back. Coffee was bought by the 100 pounds and as much as 15 pounds of popper bought at one time. "We didn't lot trivial things throw us out," sho s^atd. "If we ran out of sugar we did without, until we got more." Potatoes were $5 a bushel and couldn't be brought out here in the winter time, for they would freeze on the way. "We used to buy in Dodge Missouri wild berries, which had been driod, nnd they woro far ahead of anything we can get now," Bald Mrs. Edmonds. Antelope Steak Djfily. There wero hundreds of antelopo on tho plains the first few years and tho first year the New Yorkers j had antelope steak for breakfast all' winter. i The long dry season last summer, when everything was parchetl mado early settlers hero think of the early days. "But we didn't expect anything else then, and we didn't complain about it," Mrs. Edmonds commented. Thoro waB one threatened Indian raid after Mrs. Edmonds eam'e but she was not greatly uneasy for there was a roundup on the Beavor 1n progress and the cattlemen were between her and the locality in which the Indians had been on tho warpath. But ono "evening her baby haxl gone asleep Mrs. Edmonds sat sewing Just at dusk, when she,heard a rider rapidly approaching. Indians! Vivitl pictures tiassed through her mind In rapid sac- cession and she was Iceyed to a high pitch of excitement, but with tho same strength of determination with which i she braved all the pioneer hardships! she prepared herself to meet, this emergency'. Tho hoofbeats drew near- j er and nearer the little prairie home, suddenly they stopped. They hacr-rid- den to the hitching post. No one but someone familiar with tho ranch would stop there! And her fright was all gone. A strange incident was the fact that Mrs. Edmonds lived in tho west for eight or ten years and never saw an Indian until she went back to New York and attended a Fourth of July celebration there. No Trees in Sight. When the Edmonds came to Seward county there wasn't u tree along the Cimarron, all that are now growing there liavlug been planted by settlers. Mrs. Edmonds recalls an amusing incident of a man who came out here to take a tree claim and brought a stump puller along to clear his land. Mr. Edmonds likes especially to recall tho exciting political issues of the '80s and tho events that grew out. of them. Ono of these is in regard to the voting of bonds to the Kock island by Fargo and Liberal townships. The supporters of the bonds in these townships wore reasonably sure they would carry but they wanted to make assurance doubly sure. Fargo was supporting the D. M. .& A. proposition. There was a settlement of Germans east of Fargo and Just how their vote would go was not certain. So the night before the election ono of the City to Seward county, practically tho' ranchmen visited their settlement. JULY CLEARAMCE SALE Perhaps you think there is very little that you need at this time; but take inventory and you'll see that it will pay you to buy at these 20, 25, 33 -J and 50 per cent reductions. Corsets Tabie No, 1 at $2.45 Corsets, Special $-2.45 Table No. 2 at 95c Corsets, Brassieres and Cor- Bclettes. Table No. 3 at $1 Confincrs and Sanitary Aprons. Hosiery Tables $2.00 Silk Hose, $1.39 $1.00, $1.50 Hose, 59c 50c, 59c Hosiery, 25c 25c, 50c Hose for 15c Underwear $2 Athletic Suits, $1.45 $1.50, $1.75 Silk Top Vests, $1.45 $1.50, $2.50 Union Suits, $1.45 $3, $3.50 Silk Vests, $2.45 50c, 75c Vests Special, 35c $2.50 Silk Top Suits, $1.45 95c Table Under- muslins Fancy Neckwear Specials 75c, $1.25 values. .. $1.50, $2,00 values. $2 and up values... ,30o .590 .89o Jewelry Costuino Jewelry con listing Of oarrinKfl, beadrf, sautolrs, •braeohUa, rln&n, ftn, a v. klo assortinojit: $1, ?(t vaJiufu. July iMranuK-o, l-U ptico Combs A gor£f>oiia tistfortmont of Spanish and JVweltjri combi In a variety of put.L-nid aud colors. lOHpnoiftlly pricod for July Olonntnco at $2.85 $4.95 Art Goods •"A Off A larKf* pat't, of our ro^nlar art m'odli'wnrk ssfnek, rmisist- i:ig of all patterns whlcli liavt* or wil! ho dis'-mi linum! liy tH« maniii 'arhirrtM. Call- Un'ii 'K tiro:-r lingerie, b'-ilrooi cifi'.- p:u:ka!;c*.i. ft >L tuu.s, rovers sea rl's, and cov and ar!. crash KOIH , ''aril taldo pillow :-;lipt;. July Clearance mimrn, bibs, acts In Ta- MrariH, huf- lan j'lilluw i'H on Untm latnchiuju 'ovorn, llnon 1 -3 off Something New in Hairpins For your a^., . .... "Scolding Lurks" Hair l'ia;i, crimpod two ways to rnaka the-m hold fafit. 10c box cou- tainB 100 aaaoriod black, Hiitin finish plan, with this on Wednesday and Thun^lay only wo wilt ^ivo free, a box containing fio iuviBlbl! black "Se'oldliiK Locks" ptiiH. 5c box contains 00 ussnrLeil black. "Scolding Locks" pins. Domestics 35c Figured Crepe 'Plisse, 25c 35c Japanese Crepe, 25c $2.25 Sheets for $1.85 85c Fancy Madras, 59c Novelite Bed Spreads, $3.98 Linen Napkins, $2.98 Set Linen Napkins, $7.19 Doz. Table Padding, $1.59 yd. White Art Linen, $1.00 yd. $5.98 Mattress Pads, $3.25 Seamless Sheets, $1.29 All Linen Napkins, $1.39 for 6 $1.98 Linen Damask, $1.49 $12.98 Wool Scotch Plaid Blankets at $9.98 59c, 69c Tissue Ginghams, 48c Sheeting, 9-4 Width, 59c $1.25 Handkerchief Linen, $1.00 $1.00 Mercerized Damask, 75c One Lot of Cloths, 1-4 Off $4.50 Damasks for $3.50 Luncheon Sets, $7.95 35c Turkish Towels, 4 for $1 35c Outing Flannel, 25c Crashes T8o value, u 25c all liiien, 35c oil linen, now I 'Jc now 2fjC The next iirorninK lie rotlo'Un Intoi grassing tanks exLeudini. Plains. Not IOUK ufterwards u rider! water's i-ilp'" Haiti Mra Came Into the town and the ranchman ' immediately accused him of ( steallus ono ot the horses from his ranch. A warrant was sworn out and all the (ierpians from tho settlement sub- noenaed on tho case and kept in Plaljs until tho election was over. It later doveloped tliat the man was an etnployeo of the ranch and the affair was all a put up Job hetweeu him and his employer. Fifteen years ago Mr. ami Mm. Edmonds moved to their present ranch. "At that time before there had been any floods, the Cimarron was tho prettiest little stream you ever saw with Organized Won: To Mrs. I'Mmond.-, is largely due thf credit, of the estnldUimout ot I lie Liberal Woman's club. Keenly missing the stimulations of literary study with others, she and a few other women of culture set about to organize u club. "Aud you don't realize what a task it right to tho, hero and connected with the ur^anlz- Kdmuiids. jallon at the jires^'-nt lime. Tl.oir <-r- Club. j forts have boruo wonderful fruit. I,lb, oral's city library which lias incanl lilt asuro, Instruction and inspiration to hundreds of raadors since established a few years ago, was built up through the endeavor of tho Liberal Woman's Club. Jt wan a delightful summer was then," she commented. I'Thoro Inif when Mr. and Mrs. Kdmonds wero no strp'Mli^bts, no Hidowalks-, no telephones. Hut tho mud was never so bad nor the snow so deep that it could Ue«p Grandmother Lanu away from these meetings." Mrs. lOtlmonds and Mrs. O. I'. Iiuckland are the only charter members of the club w.ho are in tortalned their listeners with their accounts of plonoer days In Hfward county. As th« party ant on. the l-.irge, cool porch with tho 'moonlight sifting through ttuj large cottonwoed tie.cri In the yartt. surrounding tho ranch house, everything (liilot and peace.u! and speaking ot comfort, It seemed a long, long way back to those early yeai** and tboir struggles and pidvu- tloun. Tho listeners wore tbrilllngly liuproflu-ed with tho determination and ntronirtb of chapa.cter of tbt-so two people, who had lived tho life of pioneer days and aftor forty years had no regrets that they had come west. A "round robin" la a petition signi'd by a number of persons In circular form. By placing th» Btguatures in a circle, unduo promlnenca to auy particular person Is avoided. NEXT WEEK! BOBIMfVS SiNCOPATflRS Sensational Neg'o J 4* J Band dlroct from Ntwimn'i Theatre, K. C. MIDLAND THE NEWS TELEPHONE, 4400

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