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Meriden Message from Meriden, Kansas • 8

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THE MERIDEN MESSAGE SCHOOL NOTES L. A. Green, Superintendent Owing to the fact that a third of the student body was out of school las Monday on account of colds and Influenza, school was suspended for the remainder of the week. Most of the sickness is not serious but this action seemed advisable for the welfare of the school. When this decision was announced, many of the students expressed their disappointment, which goes to show the fascination of school life, regardless of its drudgery.

The boys' second team in basketball won an easy victory from Elmont last Friday afternoon. Although our boys were unaccustomed to an outdoor court, their superior team work enabled them to double the score on the home team. The Mysterious Literary Society is doing some mysterious planning these days. It may be advisable for other literary societies to take notice before being outclassed. On last Wednesday evening, the girls of the domestic science department and their efficient teacher, Mrs.

Tonsing, entertained the members of the faculty and school board. A well appointed 3-course dinner was served. The decorative scheme was red and white. The table was lighted by tall candles. Those present were Mr.

and Mrs. Charles Wells, Mr. and Mrs. 0. C.

Henderson, Miss Glenn, Miss Schafer, Mr. and Mrs. Green, Miss Sharp and Miss Hensleigh. The Juniors and Seniors made their fourth appearance in the play, "Kicked Out of College," at Seaman High school last Saturday night. The Seaman people received them well and a sum of nearly $30 was added to the class funds.

Many of our students expressed their admiration for the fine building and equipment which they found at Seaman. No charge was made for the use of the building. It is to be hoped that the same fine spirit will be shown toward the Seaman people when they choose to present a play in Meriden. Governor Allen shows that if the state house, the state educational, charitable and penal institutions were all closed, the courts abolished and every person in the employ of the state discharged it would only decrease taxes 10 per cent. Which shows that taxpayers' leagues must look to local taxes- city, township, school and county- if they expect to make any big dent in high cost of -Gas? Lubricating Oil? Call 91, Standard Oil Co.

Obituary- Chacey, Samuel Hills Chacey was born near Congress, Wayne Co. Ohio, Jan. 22, 1843 and departed this lite this home near Meriden, Jan. 24, 1922; aged 79 years and days. In 1861 he heard the call of his country and quickly responded by enlisting In Co.

C. 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battle of Shiloh and in the Nashville, He took an active part in the Atlanta campaign, and served until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Sarah E. Carlin.

To this union were born 9 children, Mrs. Ella Rev. Hogg, Oakland, Orba, deceased; Herbert Chacey, Havana, Mrs. Bertha Blyholder, Pleasant Hill, Garfield Chacey, St. Louis, Vincent, Charley, Ardie, Merrill, all of Meriden, Kans.

Mr. Chacey leaves one brother, Obadiah, of Leavenworth, and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Brewster of Meriden, and Mrs. M. S.

Bonewitz of California. In 1878 he and his wife came to Kansas and settled on the farm east of Meriden where he resided until the time of his death. Mr. Chacey was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for fifty-two years. He could say with the hymn writer: "I love thy church, God, Her walls before Thee stand, Dear as the apple of thine eye And graven on thy hand.

For her my tears shall fall. For her my prayers ascend. For her my cares and toils be given Till toils and cares shall end. Mr. Chacey will be greatly missed.

He was a kind husband, a devoted father, a true soldier, and a Christian man. He believed in the better things of life. He tried to make the community in which he lived a better community. It could be said of him: "Servant of God, well done. Thy glorious warfare's past.

The battle's fought, the race is run, And thou art crowned at last. Mr. Chacey leaves his kind companion, 8 children, 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, two sisters and a large number of relatives and friends, all of whom will join in sympathy and in sharing the loss that has come to them by the death of Mr. The funeral was held in the United Brethren church at Meriden. The service was conducted by J.

W. Houchins, pastor of the M. E. church. The interment was made in Meriden cemetery.

Public Sale of ARMY GOODS We are going to sell at auction on the streets of MERIDEN at 1:30 p. m. on SATURDAY, FEB. 4th, the following articles: 6 Sets Army Harness, new 4 Breast Straps, new 2 Sets Logging Harness new 2 Breast Straps used, 3 Dozen Whip Lashes 6 Pair Breeching 6 Blacksnakes 2 Dozen Horse Collars 3 Dozen Halter Chains 4 Extra Good Horse Collars 6 Saddles 6 Riding Bridles 1 Gross Hame Strings 8 Hitch Straps 10 Liberty Steel Cots 2 Breast Straps 2 Dozen Blankets 20 Pairs Leggings 2 Dozen Halters 50 Buckets 6 Pair Lines 3 Dozen Army Shirts 1 Dozen Rain Coats 2 Dozen Pair Socks These are all goods purchased from the S. Government and are excellent merchandise.

Similar goods cannot be had at double the price out of the regular retail store. DON'T MISS THIS SALE as we will positively sell everything that is advertised. Terms Cash J. W. BELL Distributing Agents.

HARRY METZGER, Auc. Obituary- Hope, Benjamin B. Hope was, born at Pittsburgh, and departed this I fo at his home near Meriden, January 27, 1929; aged 7 years. He was born the first year his parents lived in America, they having emigrated from Engl.nd. At the beginning of the Civil War he heard his country's call and voluntarily enlisted in the service, serving four years and three months, after which he was honorably discharged.

In the year 1869 he was married to Miss Katherine L. Saunders. To this union were born eight children, Mrs. L. G.

Rice of Tanneyville, Mrs. I. E. Meadows of Gaylord, Charles Hope, Claude Hope Mrs. J.

A. Lyon of Winterset, and Mrs. A. T. Barber of Lincoln, Clyde Hope of Garden Grove, and B.

L. Hope of Meriden, Kansas. Mr. Hope will be greatly missed by his neighbors, his soldier comrades and especially by the children. Nobody else can be a real father.

He lived to be a good age and leaves a fine military record and goes forth in answer to the call of death. When we see the old flag wave, we can say "Someone fought to save you, Old Glory, and among the brave was Benjamin B. Hope." Mr. Hope was a good neighbor, a kind father, a devoted husband, and a true soldier. Funeral was held at his home north of Meriden.

Service was conducted by J. W. Houchins, pastor of M. E. church, of Meriden.

Interment was made in Meriden cemetery. Card of Thanks We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our beloved father and uncle. Mr. and Mrs. B.

L. Hope. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hope Mr.

and Mrs. Charles Hope Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hope Mr. and Mrs.

Ira Meadows Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lyon Mr.

and Mrs. A. T. Barber Mr. and Mrs.

L. G. Rice Mrs. Maggie Hensley Mr. George Hensley Obituary--White Mrs.

Amanda J. White was born April 25, 1857, in Marietta, Ohio, and died at her home in Albuquerque, N. at 12 o'clock, Jan. 23, 1922. Mrs.

White came from Meriden, about 30 years ago to New Mexico and has lived in and near Albuquerque, She died of heart trouble. She leaves to mourn her death 6 daughters, 2 sons, 1 sister and brother. Those present at 1 her death were 3 daughters and the 2 sons, Ben White and George White of Los Alamos ranch; Mrs. Ida Patterson and Mrs. Edna Taylor of Albuquerque; Mrs.

Ira Hoffin, Jemez Springs, N. M. Those not present were 3 daughters, Mrs. Emma Leese of Leese, Mrs. Bertha Jenkins, Higdon, Eva Hammond, Wild Horse, one sister, Mrs.

George of Wild Horse, and one brother, John Chapman Meriden, Kans. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock, Jan, 24, 1922, at French's chapel and the body was laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery at Albuquerque. -Tanlac is a splendid tonic and system purifier, now selling at the rate of almost Ten Million bottles a year. Meriden Drugstore. -Tanlac, the celebrated medicine, is now sold by Meriden Drug- Endorse Bender's Position Resolved, that we heartily commend Judge M.

A. Bender for Chis ruling on commercialized Sunday baseball, believing that it is not only a correct interpretation of the law but that it sets up highest standards for our growing boys and that it will make for a cleaner and more wholesome community life. Resolution passed at business meeting of Holton Church. The above from the Holton, Recorder brings us to the suggestion that as Judge Bender's position renders it unsafe to play Sunday baseball in this county, that there be leagues formed for mid-week games -say Wednesday afternoons--when business houses will close for two hours or so and give everybody a chance at the national game. We have in mind, for instance, an L.

T. league, composed of teams at Meriden, Ozawkie, Oskaloosa and McLouth, which would give each town a match game each other week thro the season. Then cut out the expensive hiring of foreign players and just give home talent a charice, and there will be good games, playing that would entertain the crowds and no big expense bill, either. When the time comes, boys, count on this paper to boost the enterprise. SETTLE UP! TAVING an opportunity to make a change in business which I think will prove beneficial I urge all persons who know themselves to be indebted to me to call and make settlement not later than February 1, 1922 W.

A. SMILEY MERIDEN KANSAS MY a 17 a a 7 Jesse Metzger MERIDEN GARAGE GOODRICH AND U. S. TIRES AT REDUCED PRICES 30x3 Usco Tread 9.80 30x3 1-2 10.90 30x3 Goodrich Safety Tread 10.95 30x3 1-2 13,75 Overhauling and all kinds of repair work a specialty. GENUINE Ford Parts.

a a lion Mira SOUTHWEST TRAIL GARAGE John Gerber, Propr. PHONE 28 MERIDEN, KANSAS Bring your car in NOW and let us go over it and fix it up and have it in good trim for Spring use. KANE'S CAFE' SHORT ORDER SERVICE Candies, Cigars and Soft Drinks. Good Home Cooking OPEN EARLY AND LATE Phone 52 Meriden, Kansas Firestone Tires Reduced We can now sell you Firestone tires at the lowing substantially reduced prices: NON-SKID TREAD 30x3 9.85 32x4 25.45 30x3 1-2 11.65 33x4 26.80 32x3 1-2 19.15 34x4 27.35 31x4 21.75 Cords, 30x3 1-2, 17.50 Special Tubes for Cord Cases N. DENMAN Phone 36 MERIDEN, KANS Thad Carver, -The sooner -Single comb White Leghorn farmers down our come to cows and Cockerels for sale; Barron strain, chickens the better they will be off.

Write or phone Mrs. R. L. Wright, It means hard work, but it is the Grantville. only way to permanent prosperity.

A. D. LEONARD Watch and Also, Agent for National Feather and Pillow Co. MERIDEN, KANSAS JACOB McLUCAS Drayman All kinds of hauling and baggage transferring promptly and carefully done. MERIDEN, KANSAS.

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