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The Shawnee County Mirror from North Topeka, Kansas • 1

The Shawnee County Mirror from North Topeka, Kansas • 1

North Topeka, Kansas
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THE SHAWNEE COUNTY MIRROR Successor to SILVER LAKE MIRROR Entered as second class matter at Silver Lake, Kansas, act of March 1873. Published every Thursday eve. GEO. C. Editor and Owner Our Topeka office is located at 234 Kansas Avenue.

SUBSCRIPTION RATES We are planning on a strictly cash in advance basis on subscription. Our rates are: 4 Months subscription 50c Learn to admire courage, frankness, and gentleness. A Real Compliment What cultivated and polished gentleman ever paid to the mistress of his heart a prettier compliment than the illiterate black man told of -in He and his dusty bride had just been married by a white minister. The groom asked what was the amount of the fee. "Oh, well," answered the minister, "you can pay me whatever you think it is worth to The negro turned and silently looked his bride over from head to foot; then, slowly rolling up the whites of his eyes said; "My stars, say, you has done ruined me for life; you has, for sure." What's A Farmer? A farmer is- A capitalist who labors.

A patriot who is asked to produce at a loss. A man who works eight hours a day; twice a day, A man who has every element of nature to combat every day in the year. A man who is a biologist, an economist, and a lot more ists. Who gives more and asks less than any other human being. Who takes unto himself for his own sustenence and that of his family, those of his products that other people will not utilize Who is caricatured on the stage and in the daily papers but who can come nearer taking hold on any business and making it go than any other American alive and in captiv- ity.

That's what a farmer is. When corn was 25 cents bushel and hay $5. per ton a law was passed in Kansas allowing the stockyards at Kansas City to charge 100 per cent profit. This is one law the stock yards people adhere to now strictly and with corn at $1.50 and hay at $28, makes a living profit Soldier Clipper DRUGS Kodaks, Perfumes, Candles, Tollet Articles, Vacuum Bottles, Sick Room Supplies, Cigars, French Ivory, Manicure Sets Your Mail Orders Will Be Given Prompt and Careful Attention Geo. W.

Stansfield 632 Kansas Topeka Take a Kodak With You N. B. ARNOLD Attorney and Counselor At Law 821 North Kansas Avenue TOPEKA, KANSAS Prompt and personal attention given to all matters entrusted to my care. Practice in all courts. TELEPHONE 1081 Obituary Lewis Oliver Darling was born in Wabaunsee Co.

on June 13-1852 and died at his sons home near Mayetta on Saturday Feb. 28-1920 age 67 years 8 months and 15 days. His death followed a lingering illness of two years. He was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Rice of Rossville Kans. on Dec.

22-1875. To this union were born eleven children four of which preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, four sons, Leucius and Earnest, and three daughters Miss Louise Darling of Topeka Mrs. Ed Konkuskie and Mrs Arthur Steward. thirteen grandchildren, one brother Charley Darling of Paliuse Wash.

a sister Mrs. Eliza Bressman of McCloud Okla. and two half brothers Herman and Ford Darling of Shawnee Okla. besides a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Catholic Church at Mayetta to which Mr.

Darling belonged, on Monday morning at 10 O'clock. Mass being said by Father Gyntez. The remains were laid to rest in the Hoyt Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Darling had many friends made during the years he has lived here.

He was known to most of the people as "Jack" Darling. He was a kind husband and father and shall be greatly missed from the home. -Hoyt Reporter "Common courtesy is no Commoner than common sense." "Polished brass will pass with more people than rough gold." Range good condition. About sixty were sold around Hoyt last fall for $125 each. Offer for sale at $50.00 Corner of Park St.

and Topeka Ave. North Topeka. G. C. Hall FOR SALE A Home Comfort FOR SALE- A Detroit wickless Oil Stove, 3 burner.

price $7.50 521 Park St N. Topeka G. C. Hall Mr and Mrs L. W.

wooters and daughter Miss Rose Wooters will leave Sunday for their home in Spokane Wash. after an extended visit with relatives here and in Topeka. They spent a few days this week with Mrs Belle O'Brien and family. Mr. Meade Cleveland left last week for a business trip to Medford Okla.

Mrs. L. M. Steward is on the sick list this week. Her son Frank Steward and wife visited her on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller have moved into the rooms in the Chase Building vacated by Mrs. Clara Davis. Mrs.

Miller will be night operator also having the substitute and Sunday work. Mrs. Perle O'Brien is the second operator. The roads to Topeka have never been known to be in as fine a shape as they were the past week or 10 days and unless we have a season of rain or snow they are apt to be good for some time. Mr and Mrs.

Chapman and their house guest Miss Mary Howell of Silver Lake, Mr. and The Spirit of Knocking The spirit of knocking kills more progress than anything else. For every public-spirited leader there are a dozen knockers. These folks enjoy sitting back and making fun of everything and everybody. It is very discouraging, when people are giving time and effort and though for the public good, to find a lot of their townpeople of poking fun at it.

A great many persons on finding that their efforts to promote progress excite only ridicule, will quit and let someone else try it next time. To promote a progressive movement some one person, or some few people, must take a conspicuous position of leadership. Immediately those of an envious type of mind begin to think that these people are thrusting themselves forward, that they are getting too much honor and prominence. So they start to carp and criticise. And this spirit has killed the progress of many towns.

Town progress in Pella or any other town can occur only where the spirit of knocking does not exist. The people who chemselves are not able to take he lead must be willing to folow and give hearty support. There must be a friendly sentiment binding together all elements. Whoever gives time and effort must feel behind him, not hostility and enmity, but universal approval and warmhearted support. That is why it is always better for the man who hasn't a good word to say for a public movement to keep his mouth -Exchange Mrs.

Clarence Joy and sons spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Joy. Elmer Herde returned home Sunday from Okmulgee Okla. Elmer has been at several different points since he left Hoyt in the fall.

Fred Knier and family departed Monday for their new western home. Joe Donahue is quite ill with the Flu this week. Miss Agnes Ehrhart returned Monday evening from St. Joe where she has been stay-! ing with her sister Mrs. Grace.

Harry Allen and family have moved on their farm south east of Hoyt. The Capitol of March 1st. printed an article about Dr. H. B.

Talbot being in the race for Represenitive from our district His picture also being printed. It is without doubt that he will have a heavy vote from Hoyt and surrounding country. A large charivari crowd enjoyed an ovster supper given them by Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Tuck at their home on Monday night.

All report an enjoyable evening and are glad they were one of the crowd. M. L. Akers is moving into their town property this week. Geo.

Darling moved onto the Jack Darling farm last week. Mrs Clara Davis has moved her household goods to the J. F. Davis farm. Mrs.

David Whetstone has recovered from the Flu. Her mother Mrs Ogden of Topeka was here to take care of her. Shellabarger Son UNDERTAKERS Parlors at 120-122 W. 5th St. Phone 373 Topeka, Kans.

We- give our personal attention to all calls. Price for services in the country the same as in the city. J. M. SHELLABARGER F.

M. SHELLABARGER ociety Printing High class artistic printing- -a strong asset in this institution. Mrs. Clayson AT HOME JULY 20TH. 1918 Distinctive printing that receives careful painstaking efforts by skilled craftsmen MEN who have made a life work of this most important ART- an art it is to satisfy our most particular customers.


large or small, receives prompt attention. Give your order to the local editor or send it to us for quick delivery O'CONNOR PRINTING Co. 234 KANSAS TOPEKA This week Dave was on the sick list. Jack Darling who was in such ill health for the past two years died at his son Earnest's home at Mayetta on Saturday Feb. 28th.

Mr. Darling has been grad ually growing weaker until there was not strength left to resist the swift messenger of death. His children helped to care for him in his last illness doing all there was to do for him. Mr and Mrs Chas. Gritz will leave sometime this week for Peru, Nebr.

where they will make their future home. Their friends planned a surprise on them Monday night which was very successful. The ladies taking with them cakes to be served with ice cream. Those present were, Mr and Mrs John Ehrhart and sons John and Emmett, Miss Agnes Chrhart. Mr and Mrs W.

C. Stader and grandson William, Miss Marie Covell of Topeka, Mrs. Mary Wagner and son Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bausch and children, Mrs.

Joe Bausch, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ehrhart and children, Ollie and Freddie Bausch, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.

Rice and Eearl Ehrhart. Thompson--Tuck Sometime during the first of the year, Miss Opal Thompson of Kans. City Mo. and Mr. Earnest Tuck of Hoyt stole very quietly out of Kans.

City made a trip to Lawrence and were secretly married, no one being the wiser. Since the first of the year Earnest has been going to K. C. supposedly to 'see his best girl, but in reality to visit his wife. The friends 01 Earnest have been suspicious for some time expecting to hear of the date set for the wedding but we must confess, that wise as we Hoyt people are Earnest fooled us every one.

Neither the Thompson or Tuck family knew of the marriage. Now this was told to us by a little bird, which is known never to falsify. New furniture has arrived for the new couple and they are expecting to be at home on Mr. Tuck's farm this 'week. Congratulations are now in order.

The total value of the world according to the present market price is about $775,000,000,000. How does that compare with the accumulated interest on $1. at 4 per cent paid and added to the principal at the end of each 25 years till the present time which in round numbers is about $125,000,000,000,000,000,000.000, Canning Club Plans Better The Elmont Canning Club met with Mrs. Forest Hummer Friday to make plans for this year. Last year this club won first prize at the Kansas State Fair at Hutchison and the Kansas Free Fair at Topeka on their exhibits.

This speaks well for the Elmont Canning Club. Henry Walters was on the sick list the first of the week. Forrest Schermerhorn has the Flu. Poisoned Hogs and Chickens HOYT Geo Fleischer has been furnishing the farmers with barrels of butter milk for their hogs. One day this week Geo ordered several barrels to be brot by Bassett the truck man.

Stephen Gesey took two barrels and when opening them found one contained what he thot was water. So rather than carry water he just thought he would use some of that in the barrel. in a few minutes after the hogs were fed they became real sick. All of the hogs except one had drank enough of the milk to kill the poisin. Some few chickens which drank the water died and one hog.

In loading the barrel the creamery people were careless and loaded one barrel which contained a water proof compound. Last report from Mr. Geseys were the hogs did not eat much but that they would get over it. In these days of H. C.

of living and feed hogs 'are hogs and even one hog amounts to considerable. -Hoyt Reporter The preacher selected this for his ye, there fore, steadfast." But the Cross Roads Herald printed it next day: "Be ye there for breakfast." Little things like that is what makes the mortality rate so high among printers and editors An enterprising merchant who was curious to see whether his customers were guided in their choice of goods by actual values placed a dozen pair of shoes in one show window and another dozen in the opposite window, says the Odd Lot Review. Both were exactly alike. One he marked $14 and the other $9. The same day he sold all the $14 shoes, but found that he could not dispose of the ones marked $9.

The next day he put a $14 price tag on the $9 shoes and sold them all. Anybody can go on strike. Suppose we all get busy at our jobs for a change..

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