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(Cm~tinued from front page) no one to molest me or make there are two cabins, both deserted, of without ~oors, win- blinds. About a mile ranch, and these ~bode of the house. the county. county there is not now land nor a dollar's worth subject to sole inhabitants are coyote, the and the Arapahoes. Its is, and always has General's final ad- Osborn and the was that Comanche should be disorganized, r act of the Legislature and of the guilty parties were punished. "Steal" Legalizeet Theflrst county record about found on a journal in clerk's office. On July months after the organized, G. C. Clem- Topeka lawyer, was employ- the county in a suit U. S. Circuit court Edward Lewis against involving the validity ~. contract with the county. to receive $5000 as was secured and after the case to the U. S. if necessary. entered into with A. K. Coles on appointing him as attorney in the case. to pay him a fee of Rends Refunded. In the election of November. 1887, Chas. E. French was elected and in November. F. Cole and John R. Mor- commissioners. J. county clerk. Smith was county attorney time. These county com- a special meeting 1890, and on that into an agreement Smith & Dallas to $126,573 in 30-year refunding 6 percent interest. the claim of Cl as. for the bonds is- }n 1874 and 1875. This agree, states that a judgment had secured in the U. S. Circuit costs, to $39,4~.84; and judgment in July 22, 1890, The $20,000 bonds dated was not included in but was added as L, which, with in- to a total of ~50,- made a grand total of claimed by the holders fraudulent bonds. Thus the the refunding bonds approximately the full the two judgments day, September 19. 30-year bonds at 6 were issued to G. in full payment of his $5000 and apparently (We find no extra $1509 was was.found of the final of the bonds involved in after the bonds over to the commis- but in regard to the "ex- bonds the following entry "After a careful inspection of bonds and coupons, that the amount ~d schedule the board of cancelled lhe same." made to have the refunding illegal issue, no was made in that direc- were to run for 30 and were all due at the 19, 1920. Paymenf for 11 Years. interest on the bonds was due, but no pay- were made on the ,principal they were issued. r 1, 1901, until July 1, ~10,073 was paid on $6,500 bonds. first 14 years after they the bonds had been int . On 1904, the $1Z3,000 in bonds taken up refunded as 3 year bonds percent interest, all were issued in 1890, B. F. ~Id, THE WESTERN STAR, COLDWATER, KANSAS &Va c Beal;ley and S. A. DeLair News From Over erving as county commls- sioners, Walter Ferrin as county treasurer and C. G. Murray as county clerk when a payment of $12,000 was made on January 1, 1922. In 1923, Earl Martin was county clerk and C. H. Jackson had succeeded Mr. DeLair as commis- sioner. At that time a definite plan of paying off the bonds was insti- tuted and $30,000 was paid off dur- ing the next ten years, leaving $81,000. During the past ten years the county officials have kept up the policy of retiring the bonds. On April 1, 1931, $70,000 were refunded as 4 percent 10-year bonds, with $7000 to be paid on the principal each year. On January 1, 1934, the remaining $11,000 ~of the 1904 issue were refunded at 4~ percent inter- est, and were paid out by 1939. After reading such a story of fraud and the unmerited resulting tax burden~bn the county, it is easy to understand the feeling of $elation with which the commission- ers, treasurer and clerk signed the check for $7000 and made the en. try which wiped out the last of the indebtedness. Debt Reaches Staggering Total. County Clerk Walter Ferrin has found records showing that the total amount of interest paid on the bonds since 1890 amounts to $263,457, which, added to the amount of the bonds $133,073, Southwest Kansas In Car Accident. While Miss Ethel Smith was en- route home from Wichita Sunday and near Kingman, a wheel came off the car causing it to overturn. It is thought that Miss Smith was not seriously injured but is in the Kingrrmn hospital suffering from shock and bruises. Frank Smith and Mrs. George Fisher were noti- fied but we ,have no further par. ticulars about the case.--Wilmore News. ---o-- Best Western Costume. Our nomination for the best cos- tume to be worn to date by a mem- ber of the fair sex, goes to Mrs. John Culp. The big sombrero (hat to you,) bright colored 'kerchief and shirt are really attractive. And your repoi~er has been advised that it won't be long before other attractive costumes put in their appearance. We're keeping our eyes open, girls, and waitin' for 'era to be knocked right out.--Kiowa County Signal, ----0---4 6,500 Gallons of Chemicals Poured Into Elllott Gasser. In an effort ~o increase an 11 million flow, the gas well on the Elliott ranch, 3 miles north of Sa- tanta, was acidized Saturday and Sunday. The well was drilled in about seven years ago and has been connected with a line the last ,. THE DRIVE AGAINST CANCER Every year, during the month of April, the Kansas division of the Women's Field Army, assisted by the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas State Board of Health. conducts a state-wide membership campaign through organized public meetings for cancer education. Physicians in private practice co- operate by giving talks on the sub- ject of cancer--the importance of early discovery of this disease and of having proper medical care. Cancer claims more than 2,000 lives in Kansas every year. If available medical knowledge were put to prompt and practical use, we could prevent at least a thous- and of these deaths according to authorities on cancer. The public, then, should be vitally interested in joining the Women's Field Army, which includes both men and women in its membership and in executive positions. Since cancer is the second cause of death in Kansas, preceded only by heart disease, the state health department gives year-round co- operation to the Women's Field Army, providing literature for free distribution, an attractive educa- tional exhibit, sound films, with the services of a full-time employe, and exhibit space in the Public Health Building at the Kansas Free Fair--All for public educa- tion. To assist Kansas physicians in their cancer problems, the state Friday, April 4, 1941 I kNSAS SOCIAL CONFERENCE Governor Payne [Ratner and Miss Edith Abbott, Dean of Graduate School of Social Work, Chicago University, will open the 42nd an- nual Kansas Conference of Social Work on the evening of April 22 at the city auditorium in Topeka, is announced by Dr. M. Wesley Roper of Emporia State Teachers College, President of the Conference. The Kansas Conference of Social Work is an o~ganization of private and public welfare agency workers and other persons interested in community activities. In connection with the Con- ference there will be a display of exhibits prepared by welfare agen- cies and institutions of the state, directed by Mr. Albert H. Stone- man, Superintendent of the Kan- sas Children's Home & Service League, who is chairman of the Exhibits Committee. --~D-O M M. Cosby and Mrs. Jany Bak- er are moving this week to the Mrs. Hull residence property north of the Wilson Lumber Yard, and Johnny Kittell and family will soon move into the house Judge Cosby is vacating, having pur- chased the residence. Mrs. Mildred Barnes of this city moved this week to Wichita and will make her home with her daughters, Dorsie and Bennette Barnes. HOLY WEEK SERYIC~ (Contributed.) A special series of "Holy Week" meetings will be held at the Pres- byterian church of this city dur- ing the coming week, it was an- nounced by Rev. George H. De Boer pastor of the church. The speaker selected for this series of meetings is Rev. Charles Andrus, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Ashland. Mr. Andrus comes especially well prepared to conduct such a series of inspirational and devotional meetings. Before coming to Ash- land, he served churches in both Missouri and Kentucky. All who attend these meeting will find Rev. Andrus' messages filled with truth and beauty. The Holy Week program will be- gin Sunday morning. Sunday eve- ning a special musical program will be presented, key. Chas. Andrus will speak Monday, Tues- day, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and on Friday night the annual Candlelight Communion Service will be held. Saturday night will be the day of silence and sor- row, and Sunday will bring Easter with its special music and mes- sages. All the evening services are scheduled for eight o'clock. O-O U. G. Stephens and daughter, Helen, returned home on Tuesday from Hot Springs, Ark., where they had spent the winter. makes a total paid out of $396,530, which does not include the many additional costs. Mr. Ferrin has estimated that approximately one- tenth of the entire cost of running the county from the time the first payment on the bonds was made has gone to pay off the fraudulent bonds and interest, requiring on the average, a one mill levy. Dur- ing the past ten years alone, this bond expense has been more than $20 a day, Sundays and all. If this debt were divided among the families of the county, each family would have paid more than $333 on the bonds. It has been estima~ed that if the money diverted by the fraudulent bonds had been used to pay for every school house in the county, the taxpayers would not have had to raise one cent for school build- ing purposes. O-O ' W. S. C. S. MEETING The Woman's Society of Christ- ian Service of the M6thodist church met in regular session Tuesday afternoon in the church parlor. The hard wind coming up soon after noon prevented the usual large at- tenclance, but about 20 were pres- ent. The subject for the day was "Christian Education," The de- votions were led by Mrs. Howard and the study by Mrs. Harrow, as- sisted by.Mrs. Orr and Mrs. Cloud. Mrs. Cloud gave two short readings. Plans are being made for a study class under Mrs. W. J. Pepperd, of which further an- nouncement will be made later. The committee served refresh- merits of cookies and coffee during the social hour. --Reporter. "- 0-O HONOR 83RD BIRTHDAY In honor of the 83rd birthday anniversary of Mrs. H. P. (Grand- ma) Dykes, last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Kit Dykes, with whom she makes her home, gave her a birth- day dinner, with the following present besides the hom~ family; Mr. and Mrs. G. 2". Emmons of Copeland, Karts., and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Miller of Scott City. Mrs. Emmons is a daughter, and Mrs. Miller (formerly Margaret Dykes) a granddaughter. -o-o-- CARD OF THANKS.--We desire to express to our friends and neigh- bors our sincere appreciation for their many acts of kindness dur- ing the illness and following the death of our beloved wife and mother; also for the beautiful floral offerings. We,especially wish to thank the people of our neigh- borhood for their kindnesses. T. C. Bibb and children. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Douglass received a visit over the week end from Mrs. Douglass' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Irvine and daugh- ter, Miss Letha Irvine, a teacher in the Alden, Kans., schools; also from a cousin of Mrs. Douglass, Mrs Bennie McFadden ~nd Mr. Mc- Fadden, of Mullinville. ,This week Harry Watson opened a cleaning and pressing plant which he has named the Klassy Cleaners. The business has been established at his forraer location on East Main Street. Misses Marjorie Todd and Vir- ginia Cary came down from Hays and spent the week end with home folks. few years. It was intended to pour 6,500 gallons of chemicals into the well Saturday, but the equipment broke down after 1,500 gallons had been dropped. "Phe workers returned to Borger, Texas, for repairs, com- pleting the job Sunday.--Satanta Chief. "" ---.C~-- Broadcast From Camp Robinson. Parents and friends of Camp Robinson draftees are enabled to hear a broadcast, direct from the camp, every Sunday noon at 12:15 p. rm over WIBW Topeka. The first of the series, which features interviewers of the selec- tees in the Arkansas camp and their officers, was heard Sunday, March 16. John Sarber Jr., a drafted radio announcer from WIBW, is produc- ing the shows and doing the an- nouncing. Major Joe Nickell, the '"Kansas Commentator"; Bob ~ork- hill, a Washburn college student; Sarber, and many other boys from Kansas are heard on this weekly program.--Pratt Union. New Railroad Schedule Well Liked. The new schedule of trains and mail service is being well received by the public, according to a state- ment made by A. W. Dainton, traveling freight agent for the Santa Fe Railway, with headquart- ers in Wichita. Mr, Dainton says there has been a substantial in- crease in the freight business along * the line, and that the new schedule is bringing freight to its destina- tion on time each day. The Santa Fe is now running a special car of freight daily from Kansas City for the Englew~d branch.--Clark County Clipper. Pierson Hospital Closed Saturday. Dr. D. D. Pierson announced this week that Pierson hospital was closed Saturday. Two nurses, who have been employed at the hospital left over the week end, Dr. Pierson said two hospital beds and equip- ment for handling obstetrical cases have been taken to the home of Mrs. Anna L. Evanson and confine- ment cases will be cared for there. --Harper County Journal, Buffalo, Okla. ' 0.0 - D. W. Clark was called to Peid- mont, Mo., laat Week by the death last Saturday evening of his father, D. M. Clark, who had been suffer- ing from heart trouble and pneu- monia, County Engineer Edw. Schrock was confined to his home for a few days by an attack of flu. (First published in the Western Star on Friday, April 4, 1941.} NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT EXECUTOR In the Probate Court of Co- manche County, Kansas. IN THE MATTER OF THE ES- TATE OF NELLIE BOTTS, DE- CEASED, LATE OF CX)MA~CHE COUNTY, KANSAS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE creditors, heirs, devisees, legatees and all others concerned, that on April 2, 1941, the un- dersigned was, by the Probate Court of Comanche County, Kan- sas, duly appointed and qualified as Executor of the estate of Nellie Botts, deceased, late of Comanche County, Kansas. All parties interested in said estate will take notice, and govern themselves accordingly, de- mands not exhibited within nine months from the date of the first publicafcion of the above notice shall be forever barred. MYRTLE BOTTS, 35.37. Executor. health department has presented ..... three postgraduate courses free to the medical profession, bringing as lecturers, eminent specialists in this field of pathology. People are being taught the early signs of cancer---that every man or woman who discovers any ab- normal condition, such as a lump, unusual bleeding, a wart which changes character, a sore which does not readily heal--anything out of the ordinary should go im- mediately to the family physican for examination; that the penalty for delay in seeking medical help is--certain death, if the malady is cancer. Le .s join the Women's Field Army "and spread the cheerful knowledge that EARLY CANCER CAN OFTEN BE CUT~ED. ~O-O" THE WEATHER FOR MARCH Max. Min. Rain Sat., March I ........ 60 26 .00 Sun., March 2 ........ 74 49 .00 Mon., March 3 ........ b~l 29 .00 Tues., March 4 ......45 20 .00 Wed., March 5 ...... 38 26 .74 Thurs., March 6 .... 32 25 .03 Fri., March 7 ........ 35 26 Tr. Sat., March 8 ........ 61 20 .00 Sun., March 9 ........ 58 32 .00 Mon., March 10 .... 45 27 .00 Tues., March 11 .... 50 23 .00 Wed., March 12 .... 39 23 .14 Thurs., March 13 .. 41 21 .00 Fri., March 14 ........ 47 29 .00 Sat., March 15 ...... 55 33 .00 Sun., March 16 ...... 51 23 .00 Mon., March 17 .... 45 16 .00 Tues., March 18 .... 63 29 .00 Wed., March 19 .... 61 20 .00 Thurs., March 20 .. 62 33 .00 Fri., March 21 ...... 61 45 .00 Sat., March 22 ...... 65 43 .00 Sun., March 23 .... 60 43 .00 Mon., March 24 .... 52 33 .00 Tues., March 25 .... 48 34 .04 Wed., March 26 .... 40 32 .33 T~turs., March 27 .. 59 28 .00 Fri., March 28 ........ 52 29 .00 Sat., March 29 ...... 63 30 .00 Sun., March 30 .... 73 ~5 .00 ~on., March 31 .... 76 40 .00 The~total precipitation for the month was 1.28 inches. YOUR iSAVINGS INCREASE Money invested in our Building & Loan stock is compounded semi-annually and increases in value sur- prisingly fast. Then when a business op- portunity comes along or you are offered a home at a special price, your Build- ing and Loan stock helps :you attain your desires. Come In and Let Us Explain Our Savings and Loan Plato THE BARBER COUNTY BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION ANNA E. PENNINGTON Local Repreaentatlve For Business And Are Ready To Give Service And Satisfaction Work Called Fer And Delivered Location in Kurz Building K NERS THE CLEANER ON MAIN STREET W. KUSTER PHONE 32 H. F. WATSON MOR !RVEL IG ! Freezing System Has No Moving Par s and Backed by 10-year Guarantee SERVEL saves you $100 or more on refrigeration costs. Why pay more ... when Ameria's finest costs less ? LOOK! ONLY 10c A DAY Low Weekly Payments RENTS OR BUYS __ ! A TRADE-IN ] ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR ISEE OR PHONE US. Phone 140 Coldwater, Kansas Phone 39 Coldwater, Kansas FRESH GROUND, PURE PORK Golden Friday Saturday, April 4 and 5 We are featuring De Monte canned foods at our store. In order to do this we are having two representatives from the Del Monte Company assisit us in putting on this sale. Read our Del Monte circular for special low prices on Del Monte products. Also on Saturday we will serve FREE Come and see us and bring your friends. f