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Longford Leader from Longford, Kansas • 1

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Longford Leaderi
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LONGFORD LEADER 1 LONGFORD, CLAY COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 19, 1915 NUMBER Church Motes Last Sunday was another full day at the Church. First came the Sunday School Session which began its work at 9:45. These very important lessons should not be missed by any 0.10 who is interested in Biblical Facts. The funeral service of Mr.

George Simpson was conducted by Rev. H. T. Wright of Hiawatha, Kansas, who was 8 warm personal friend of the deceased; assisted by the pastor. A large company of sympathetic friends and neighbors were present.

A very touching incident occurred at the close of the sermon when the Mission who had so often visiting. ed Mr. Simpson with songs and flowers of hope and good cheer, and of whom he was very fond, stood and sang. "'The Sweet Story of then each, passing by the casket placed thereon a pretty flower in token of loving rememberance. The Mission Band held their regular session at this time the 'Daniels" were ahead.

The League Service began at 7:30. under the leadership of the newly elected officers. The lesson, by the president and Mr. Bane, Ideals," was an excellent one. Then came the sermon by Rev.

Wright, who in a masterly manner presented his theme, Eyes and How They See The Lord's Work This Sermon should not soon be forgotten Next Sunday morning the Sunday School lesson, Good Reign." will interest you; the practical truth of the lesson is great; One Person who is True to God, can accomplish Great Things Remember, if we would do our work most efficiently, we must be on time, 9:45. Sermon by the pastor at 11 o'clock, Theme, The Broken Crown." Mission-Band at 2:30, at which time we are to bave the Character Sketch of Daniel, and what made him great, let all the members and friends be present, League Service at Lesson Subject, "Sound and Why? Leaders, Mabel Malcolm and Florence Runnall; The evening sermon by Willard West. Mid-Week Prayer meeting at the Church every Thursday evening. The Boy Scouts had another jolly meeting at the parsonage on Monday evening the boys did good work in helping to prepare the Church Lawn for the Social to be held Tuesday evening; this will make a splendid place for our young people to gather. Mrs.

Buckner, who is a delegate to the board of missions to be held at Findly, Ohio, September 30 to October 4, received the word that she is to have the devotional service for September 30. The Womans Missionary Society, of Longford, held their meeting at the church on last Wednesday as announced, with Mrs. Ernest Emrich idThe lesson was conducted by Mrs. Buckner. Two new members were added to our number and there were four new subscriptions to the Tidings.

We will meet again on August 26 at the church and Mrs. J. H. Fox will have charge of the study. A cordial welcome to all.

The Womans Missionary Society of Beach Glenn, will hold their regular session and lesson study at the home of Mrs. Turner next Thursday afternoon, Visitors always welcome. CARD OF THANKS. I wish to extend sincere thanks to all who so kindly assisted in the stacking of my grain last week. GEORGE ROBINSON.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Goodway Sunday.

Both mother and daughter are doing nicely. The K. L. C. E.

Ice Cream Social was a success from every standpoint and the society wishes to hereby express its many thanks to those who rendered assistance in the various in making it a success, and esways pecially to thank the members of the Longford band who furnished the music for the occasion. The Boy Scouts and D. D. Drake also receive our earnest thanks for their assistance in preparing the lawn for this social. Hot About Those School Dresses? The time is here again for making preparations to send the children 1 to school.

The first thing called for is new dresses for the girls. We are prepared to meet this demand. We have in stock a large line of 10c Ginghams. These are the highest quality Ginghams that can be sold at 10c. We invite comparison with any at the price.

We also have in stock several pieces of higher priced Ginghams that we are selling out at a big reduction. We have quite a number of patterns in Galatea Cloth at 15c a yard. FOX BROTHERS, LONGFORD, KANSAS High School to be First Class Superintendent Spent Nearly a Week Here. Will Meet Demands of State Board. Miss Mary Woolverton was up from Abilene several days last week looking after the interests of our High School.

There has been considerable discant because our High School failed to come up to the standard -was not an accredited school. However, at a meeting of the board of directors, held last Thursday afternoon, it was unanimously agreed to comply with every requirement of the state board to make our school one of first classa high school in which the credits attained therein will recognized and accepted in any institution of learning in the state, Miss Woolverton, while here last week, made quite a thorough canvas of the prospective students, and since then it has been announced that at least forty pupils will enter high school here this fall. This makes an excellent showing for the third year of our high school, and denotes the fact that our young people appreciate the value of an education and intend to grasp this opportunity to equip themselves with this great rmour with which to enter life's battle, Died Friday Morning George Simpson, who for the past seven years has been a constant sufferer with rheumatism and who for the past four years has been An invalid, quietly and peacefully passed on to his rewards last Friday morning in the waking hours of the new day; just as rosy tingers of the orb of day tinted the eastern sky with a sheen of glory. Mr. Simpson was a loving husband and a kind father, and although for several years he had suffered untold agonies, which was only too evident by his distorted body.

he was kind and patient, bearing his suffering in silence and far less ing than many of us who scarcely know what a pain or ache is. He believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. His last words were expressive of peace with God and a willingness to depart and be at rest with Him And though he is gone his record has been made and should remain with us as a lasting example, anu could we in our hours of weakness and complaining. but call to memory the great sufferings which we know he endured in silence, it should awaken us to a realization of our own weakness, and help us to remember the thought which seemed to be ever foremost in his mind; that behind the storm cloud ever lurks the rainbow and when the storm is passed it weeps upon the flowers of the land and the pearls of the sea; that darkness preceeds the dawning and out of the blackness of night comes the sunshine and joy of the beautiful day, and from his life take the inspiration that sufferings endured in this life only prepare us the better to enjoy the blessings of the hereafter. The funeral services we conducted at the church Sunday by Kev.

H. T. Wright, of Hiawatha, Kansas, a personal and very dear friend of Mr Simpsons', assisted by the pastor, Rev. R. N.

Buckner. The singing by select choir, was such as to soften the heart and moisen the eye, and one very touching and beau iful feature of the ceremony was that in which the children evidenced their love and devotion for th ir departed friend, when they, as members of the Mission Band, sang "The Sweet Story of Old," and each placed a flower on the casket as a last tribute of friendship. OBITUARY George Simpson was born in Banffshear, Parish of Alvah, County Banft, Scotland. September 18, 1854, died, at his home in Longford, August 18, 1915; aged 61 years, 10 months and 25 days. He came to Kansas 31 years ago and located on a farm near Talmage.

Two years later he moved to Bent County, Colorado, where he lived for 14 years, and during which time, November 20, 1901, he was united in marriage to Lizzie C. Burgess. To this union was born four children, lone pair of twin girls, both of which died in infancy; one daughter, Mary Ann, and one son, George Theodore, who together with the wife, and four brothers survive him. The four brothers, Jumes, William, Andrew and Alec all live in Scotland. His mother and father having died when he was about 18 years of age.

Rev. H. Wright, of Hiawatha, Kansas, delivered his funeral sermon at the Longford Church, at 11 8. m. Sunday and the body was laid to rest in the Athelstane cemetry.

Weekly Weather Forecast Issued by the U. S. Weather Bureau, Weshington D. for the week beginning Wednesday July 11, 1915. Upper Mississipp Valley and Plains States Local showers Wednesday will be followed by fair weather for a day or so and then by showers about Friday or Saturday, probably fair last three days of week.

Moderate temperatures. C. Brown, of Kansas City, who is interested in the silo business. came yesterday morning to make a short visit with Rudolph Kissing and wife. Social a Success.

The ice cream social given Tuesday evening on the church lawn by the K. L. C. E. was one of the most successful events of this nature held here for sometime.

The attendance WaS lirge; the music, furnished by the Longford band, was exceptionally good and we are sure was much appreciated by all; the evening was ideal and everybody seemed to just in the proper mood to best enjoy the entertainment and to visit with one another. The receipts far exceeded the expectation of the management and those who contributed their efforts feel amply paid. Shot Herself To Death Despondent Over Ill Health Mrs, Fred Lacey Takes Her Own Life. Mrs. Lacey, who shot and killed herself at the Mrs.

Lizzie Loader home near Industry last Saturday, had been ill for the past vear. She had undergone two operations but did not seem to improve. Everything possible was done for her relief, but to no avail. Her sufferings were so severe that she at last concluded she could endure them no longer. She wrote a note and placed it in a Bible, where it was found by her mother.

She blamed no one, asked the forgivness of all and that they meet her in heaven. An Editor's Paradise It seems to us that we have never before been so fortunate as to cast our lot among so many kind hearted, unselfish people, people who seem to be ever alert to the welfare and pleasures of their fellow citizens; where true fidelity seemed to be a general public spirit, and where any luxuries and pleasures seem to be SO cheerfully shared, one with another. Mrs. Kidd again remembered us with a big pail of milk and a mammoth cucumber; D. D.

Palmateer with a half bushel of choice app'es; Rev. R. N. Buckner with a nice spring chicken, and a treat of fine peaches by F. W.

West. Card of Thanks We wish to express our most sincere thanks to our many friends who so kindly rendered all possible assistance to us during the long illness, the death and the laying away of our beloved departed one, our husband and tather. Mrs. George Simpson and Family. Our undertaker, J.

F. Brown had charge of Mrs. Hugh Huls funeral, Tuesday at Oak Hill. Mrs. Hugh Huls, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Frank Butler, of near Oak Hill, died at Garden City Monday, the body was shipped to Oak Hill, funeral Services were held at the North Exeter church, and interment made in the North Exeter cemetery. HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE! CAN I SEND THEM THERE? The little boy and girl, who, in about three weeks from now, will each morning be scampering off to the public school, and the little tot who waves good-bye to them from the doorway? OF COURSE YOU CAN! But don't wait until they are ready for High School to begin to find out whether you can or not. Get the vision of a well equipped man and woman. Get it now! Don't you know that if you'll right now practice Thrift yourself, and will place the Thrift Text Book in the hands of your children they'll send themselves to college.

Say, be sure to call their attention to the savings account proposition in the Thrift Text Bookr Tell Them We Want to Get Acquainted With Them Right Away. We Want to Help Them Get Ready For College. One Dollar Starts a College Bank Account Citizen's State Bank Longford, Kansas Capital 15,000.00 Surplus 12,000.00 Deposits Guaranteed Interest Paid on Time Deposits and Savings Accounts..

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