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The Holton Signal from Holton, Kansas • 4

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THE HOLTON SIGNAL, THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1915. Local and Personal Mrs. Lou Newell is visiting in Holton. Mrs. Thos.

Turner is spending the week in Mayetta. Miss Alice Waldron will leave the last of the week for her home in Galena. Mrs. B. E.

Hazzard and children are spending the week in St. Joseph with relatives. Mrs. M. A.

Bender, who has been quite ill for several weeks is slowly improving. Mrs. S. B. Moody of Parnell, is the guest of her parents, Mr.

and Mrs. A. D. Chamberlain. Mr.

and Mrs. J. W. Boyce and daughters were entertained at the Mullendore home, Sunday. Complete line of the highest grade of aluminum ware at cost Nauheim.

Men's Summer Work or outing shoes, black or tan, $1.75, $1.90, and Shoe Store. Mr. and Mrs. Walter White and Mr. and Mrs.

John White of Topeka spent Decoration Day in Holton. Barefoot Sandals, white, tan or black, for men, women and children, 65c and Shoe Store. Mr. and Mrs. A.

A. Ralls and J. H. Johnston and Miss Pearl Johnston motored to Kansas City Tuesday. Mrs.

J. D. Bender went to Kansas City yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. I. J.

MacCalman and Dr. MacCalman. Mr, and Mrs. McAllister and Mrs. Bowen of St.

Joseph visited over Sunday in Holton at the home of B. E. Hazzard, James Rafter and daughters, Mary and Cora left Thursday for their ranch in Western Kansas, where they will spend the summer. Wilson Mrs. M.

Wesley, Mrs. P. H. Reed, were in town Friday from Horton where they attended the funeral of Leone Stewart. They were returning to their homes in Bancroft.

Miss Agnes Wesley, who has been attending Campbell college, left yesterday for her home in Bancroft. Miss Wesley will teach the Grammar grade in the Bancroft school next year. The Mr. and Mrs. Edw.

Davis of Kansas City arrived in Holton to visit relatives. Mr. Davis returned home the first of the week and Mrs. Davis will remain for a longer visit. Misses Mabel and Frances Terrell have returned from their school work at Pomona and Severance, and will spend the vacation with their parents, Dr.

and Mrs. J. W. Terrell. Cleaner Miss Zora Townsley and Floyd Townsley are expected home from Lindsborg this week where they have been attending college.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eldridge and George Herron of Topeka and John White of Hoyt, were in Holton Tuesday enroute to Circleville to attend the funeral of William Harrison. Of The two commencement concerts of the C. U.

Conservatory of Music were not as well attended this year as in former years, there being too many other attractions in town, particularly on Decoration day, but the performance at both entertainments was highly creditable to the pupils and faculty of the department. Holton Mrs. De Vere Rafter, who is spending the week in Topeka with her mother, Mrs. David Overmeyer, will be a guest at a party for home coming friends this afternoon at the home of Miss Edna Heywood in Topeka. Mrs.

Rafter also assisted in a tea given last Saturday afternoon at the T. B. Sweet home. She will return to Holton this week. Signal advertising pays.

J. C. Torrence of Kansas City was in town yesterday. Cap Richardson of Horton spent Decoration Day in Holton. P.

G. Gruver of Atchison is visiting his daughter, Mrs. George Haag. Robert Jackson and family motored to Pawnee City, Monday. Miss Margaret Laughlin returned to her home in Atchison Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Powell are spending a few days in Kansas City. Miss May Beckwith of Kansas City spent Decoration Day in Holton. Dr.

John Sawhill of Kansas City was a Holton visitor the first of the week. W. H. Lasswell has gone to California to visit his daughter, Mrs. Maud Cosgrove.

Rev. Oliver C. Bronston delivered the Memorial Day address in Soldier Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs.

B. J. Dawson moved this week to the Blank residence, 719 Wisconsin avenue. A complete stock of tennis and outing shoes and slippers 751 and up. -City Shoe Store.

Rev. M. L. Sanders, pastor of the M. E.

church at Lind, Wash, is the guest of Dr. W. C. T. Adams.

Complete line of the highest grade of aluminum ware at cost Nauheim. Mrs. Lloyd Miller and daughter, Ruth of Valencia, are visiting her parents, Prof. and Mrs. O.

M. Schoebel. Rubber Boots for men, women or children $1.75 up, according to size and Shoe Store. Miss Chelsea Gabel left last Friday evening to visit with her friend, Mrs. Fern Eshlemann at Abilene, Kans.

Mrs. Eila Barber and Mrs. Alex Fowler and daughter, Muriel Aileen, left last night for a visit in Chicago. Mrs. Charles Morris returned from Higginsville, Sunday, accompanied by her niece, Miss Lorene Haefer.

Jay Ellis sustained a painful injury Friday while trying to crank his automobile. The engine back fired and broke his arm. Trimmed Hats at less than cost this week at MILADY'S SHOP. Miss Mary Sumpter and Miss Norma Garber opened their kindergarten Monday with an enrollment of fourteen little folks. George Gordon and family motored to Pawnees City, Friday to visit relatives.

They spent Sunday at Mission Creek, Nebr. Mrs. Catherine Moseman returned last Friday evening from Fairview, Kansas, where she visited with her daughter several weeks. Mrs. Orren Taylor of Atchison spent the first of the week in Holton.

She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. B. Dawson to Wamego in their car Tuesday. Special for Saturday only 50c automobile caps for and caps with veil only 98c.

MILADY'S SHOP. Mr. and Mrs. G. L.

Hursh, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Francis, Mr. and Mrs. F.

V. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zabel, Mrs.

Jay Ellis and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. B. Jones motored to Topeka Tuesday a af.ternoon to attend the Shriners play.

Miss Gertrude Hedge of Whiting, was in Holton yesterday the guest of her cousin. Miss Berenice Brown. She will go to Baldwin today where she will receive her degree A. B. from Baker university.

Every trimmed Hat in our Millinery department goes on sale again this morning at just one-half price. MILADY'S SHOP. A letter was received by Frank Naylor yesterday from his niece in California which contained the statement that Jason Dickey had died and was buried on the 26th of May. Mr. Dickey was formerly a resident of Holton and was engaged in the lumber business with Mr.

Grubb on the northeast corner of the square. He moved with his family to California several years ago and at the time of Wis death still owned property in Holton. Dr. C. W.

Reynolds was in Horton yesterday, B4 You buy your next order of Groceries come in and see us. You may think it is just talk for us to say anything about saving money for you, but is is our business to serve you and we are sure that we can serve you promptly and with the best that the market affords. As for prices, that is where we will save you money. Give us your order for anything in the grocery line. Come in and see us or Phone 500.

Delivery service any place in the citv. Strawberries in the bulk or by the crate. Prices right. Get Manhattan No. 1.

No better flour made. $1.50 per sack. Look for our Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Farmers, bring us your butter and eggs. A.

J. Mitchell Co. Phone 500 S. W. Cor.

Sq. DAN WEBSTER KILLS WIFE On Monday night at about ten o'clock while Mrs. Daniel Webster was sitting near a north window of the second Baptist church (colored) in the north part of the city, she was instantly killed by a ball from a 45 calibre rifle which was held by her susband, the ball entering the back part of the head going through the head, through a window in the south side of the church, and from there through a north window in the residence of Craig Pomeroy, striking the wall of a bedroom in the south part of the house. On the night in question, the members of the church were giving a reception to their pastor, Rev. Januery and practically all of the members were For some time past, Mr.

Webster and his wife had not been getting along amicably and for the past four months had been living apart from each other. On April 25th, Mr. Webster went to the same church for the purpose of quarreling with his for which he was sentenced by Judge Barker to a fine of $10 and costs. The gun with which the shooting was done was purchased by Mr. Webster only a few days before the shooting of his wife.

shooting his wife, Mr. ster escaped to the timber west of town and although search was made for him during that night and the following day, he managed to evade those who were hunting for him, but on Tuesday night he came in and surrendered to Marshal Ernest. In conversation with the marshal, Mr. Webster admitted that he shot his wife and stated that he shot her because she had threatened to kill him. His preliminary hearing is set for Saturday of this week as the county attorney was forced to be absent from the city until that time.

Everybody in Holton knows Dan Webster and he has the reputation of being a hard working, industrious 1 negro and a fairly good citizen, except when under the influence of liquor. Webster has been frequently under the influence of liquor during the past few months and it is probably another case of "whiskey did it." Sam Ream's automobile was kept Tuesday afternoon carrying old busy veterans and ladies of the Relief to the cemetery. It was a laCorps bor of love for Sam as he is one of the veterans mustered out at the close of the civil war and the feeling of comradship is always predominant with him- especially on Decoration Day when it is so vividly impressed upon his mind how rapidly the boys are being separated by death. It was a case of the "blue and the grey" when he took his neighbor, Mr. A.

J. Toler out to the cemetery and stood by his side during the dedication services and together they uncovered their heads in reverence, while the band "The Star Spangled Banner." played Mr. Toler served four years in the Confederate army and was mustered out when General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox. Time has eradicated all feeling of enemity between the boys who wore the blue and those who wore the grey, as they remember that each fought and suftered for what they considered at the time to be the right, and all are for one country and one leg. Deaths Mrs.

Philip Metzker spent last week in Topeka. B. Butters was in town from Whiting yesterday, Miss Elizabeth Rossback is spending the week in Leavenworth. Mrs. George Snyder of Atchison is visiting in Holton this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lutz spent the first of the week in Topeka. Miss Sarah Coldron went to Topeka this morning to visit friends. Miss Cora Leighty of Wetmore was shopping in Holton yesterday.

Mrs. E. E. Birkett returned home Saturday from a visit in Kansas City. Mr.and Mrs.

Percy Haag spent Tuesday in Netawaka at the home of Chas. Lueck. Mr. and Mrs. Geo.

Haag are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Jas. Hall near Soldier. Mr. and Mrs.

Ed Hargis of Topeka are visiting Holton friends and relatives. Mrs. Chas. Porterfield spent Decoration Day with the Lueck family at Netawaka. Clark McKeever and Sam Black were in Falls City, yesterday, on business.

Mrs. Sarah Metzker of Kansas City, is visiting her son, Philip Metzker and Mrs. Metzker. Frank Glenn went to Topeka last night to see his daughter, Dorothy at the St. Francis hospital.

Walter Bartlett of St. Joe and De Vere Rafter are in Delia and Topeka on a business trip today. Miss Bernice Brown and Miss Nellie Schirmer went to Emporia yesterday to attend summer school. Mrs. Jinks and Mrs.

Greenwood of Goff spent yesterday with Mrs. Robt. Shurley, enroute to Topeka. If your feet hurt or burn, try a pair of Martha Washington Comfort shoes sold only by City Shoe Store. Mrs.

Clyde Taylor and children will come up from Kansas City the last of the week to visit relatives and friends. Misses Lou Barker and Nell Webster went to Wamego yesterday to attend the funeral of Mr. Cline, father of Mrs. N. P.

McComas, of Topeka. Mr. and Mrs. Monty White returned to Kansas City Saturday. They left their little son, Kenneth in Holton for a visit with relatives.

Mrs. Alex Hunter met with a painful accident last Wednesday when she slipped and fell on the walk at her home and broke her left arm. Walter Schirmer, who was so badly hurt while helping unload a mower into a wagon last week at the Owl hardware store, was not so well yesterday. Alex Fowler and son, Ambrose, Mrs. S.

Fowler and Mrs. Geo. Armel motored to Westmoreland Tuesday to spend a couple of weeks with Mrs. Herman Zabel. Dr.

and Mrs. Robert Moore of St. Joe spent Decoration Day in Holton. left yesterday in company with Mrs. Will Moore of Leavenworth and They Mrs.

Hattie Moore for Wichita to visit Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Anderson. The following college students were eligible to the D.

A. R. prize of $5 for the best grade in American History: Aletha Bair, Wallace Shaw and Hazel Porter. Each student received the same grade, so it could not be decided and a friend of the college gave $2.50 and each one received $2.50 in gold. The L.

K. W. east bound accommodation train ran off the track Monday afternoon between Circleville and Holton. Three cars went into 'the ditch. One car was filled with hogs and two of them were killed.

The following people were aboard the train: Mr. and Mrs. David DeVoss, Mrs. J. D.

Stonebraker of Soldier and Mrs. Riley Booth and daughter of Havensville. They returned on the 8:15 Missouri Pacific as far as Circleville where they took the Star route to Soldier. Tuesday evening the Holton Municipal Band played a concert to a large audience in the park and the performance was decidedly creditable. A large part of the crowd came in automobiles and carriages and lined the south and east side of the square.

The band has improved greatly and the leader, Mark Hayward, deserves a great deal of credit for the success of the band. RUTH TURNER Ruth Turner was born in Holton, Ks. December 5, 1894, where she lived with her parents until she passed away on May 23, 1916, after an operation about three months ago for peritonitis at the age of 21 years 6 months and 18 days. She leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.

Thos. Turner, one sister, Miss Maude Turner, one brother, Russell Turner, besides her many friends and relatives to survive her. Ruth was always kind and cheerful, She always had a kind word and a smile for every one. She had been a member of the Christian church for several years, where she was a faithful in her work until the end. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev.

S. A. Fulton of the Presbyterian church. Following the request of Ruth sometime ago the members of the graduating class of the High school of which she was a member, attended the funeral in a body, the Treble Clef girls girls sang and Miss Arnet sang a beautiful solo. The pallbearers were six of the High school boys of her graduating class: Willis Martin, Ralph Depue, John Linscott, Floyd Slimmer, Bernese Marquart, Raymond Moore.

MRS. M. WEBSTER Mrs. Martha Webster one of Holton's best colored women, died Monday evening about ten o'clock. She was born in Alabama in January 1879.

Her maiden name was Martha Williams. She leaves a father, five sisters and three brothers and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faith ful member of the Second Baptist church and the clerk of the same. The funeral service was held from the Second Baptist church Wednesday at 2 p. Rev.

January officiated. WM. HARRISON William Harrison was born July 29, 1845 at Chester, Lankeshire, England. In 1849 his parents came to America and made their home in New York State, later moving to Illinois where the deceased's father was a contractor in the construction of the Illinois Central Railroad; later moving to Keokuk, Iowa. In 1862 the family came to Kansas, taking up their home near James' Crossing, in Jackson County.

In 1863 he enlisted as a volunteer in Co. C. 7th Kansas Cavalry and served in the Union Army until mustered out at Ft. Leavenworth in 1865. On February 9, 1868 he was united in marriage to Phoebe Elizabeth White To this union were born one son, Geo.

T. of Circleville and one L. P. Stinson of Holton who with a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie A.

Brown, of Winona, and one brother H. P. Harrison of Dodge City, survive him. Wm. Harrison was a pioneer of Jefferson township having settled on a farm one mile east of Circleville in 1866, where he has since made his home until the time of his death May 28, 1916.

The funeral services were held at the house May 30th. Masons had charge of the funeral. Interment was in the Circleville cemetery. MAKE FARM HOME ATTRACTIVE In the design and construction of the farmhouse the question of utility alone should not be the determining factor. The first thought should be the making of a home.

The amount of money to be invested in the building of the home should not be determined by its relation in size to the balance of the plant, nor by the amount that is necessary merely to provide a shelter, but the amount invested should be that which the owner may reasonably afford without financially crippling himself too severely. The average city dweller in buying a house for a home does not proceed solely on the basis of what he can expect to secure in case it is ever desirable to place the house on market. He is not likely to consider the purchase of a home as a financial investment, but as a social one. which will enable him to secure for his family the comforts and conveniences that he could not socure in a rented house, and to have for his family a genuine home, a genuine home life. If he is able, when the time arrives to dispose of his property to financial advantage.

well and good; if not, he considers, and properly so, that he has made a good investment from the social side. There is no panacea that will cure the yearning for city life evidenced by the country boys and girls of today, but there are certain conditions, which if established, will add materially to the attractiveness of life in the country, and should therefore prevent them from flocking to the citeis merely to avoid life on the farm. It is not to be expected that every person reared on a farm will desire to follow farming as a life work, nor is it necessarily desirable that they should do so. Many of the boys will feel a calling to one or another of the professions, and it is probable that if allowed to follow their bent they will be far more New Sport Boots for Young Women Price $3.50 Made in White Canvas with white soles and heels with calf ball strop. Just the thing tor Summer Wear White Cleaner for kid, Nubuck and canvas.

10c and 25c. SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY. City Shoe Store Northwest Corner I successful and contented than if overpersuaded to stay with the farm. The problem is not to force the boy or girl to remain on the farm, but to assist them in every way in making an telligent choice. Their choice can not possibly be intelligent unless they are familiar with farm life under its best B.

McCormick, Office of Public Roads and Rural Engineering. Yearbook, 1915. Four out of five of the persons passing the John McGrew residence On West Fourth Street pause for an instant 1 to wonder what kind of a tree it is that is standing in the front yard almost covered with lavender blossoms. It takes only a second or two to discover that it is not a flowering tree, but a pine up and over which has clambered a wisteria vine to the topmost point and almost concealed the tree with its clusters of flowers to a heighth of about forty feet. It is a beautiful and a novel sight which is worth going a good ways to see.

FINANCIAL REPORT. Of the Piano department of Campbell college for the fiscal year 1915-16. Summer Class, 1915 Commission $25.56 Enrollment Fees 5.00 Piano Rent 3.15 33.71* Regular Season Commission $321.93 Enrollment Fees 41.00 Library Fees 9.00 Extra College 12.00 Piano Rent 22.00 Diploma 27.50 433.43: Total Am't paid by Piano Dept 467.14 Voice Department Enrollment Fees 2.00 Diploma Fees 5.00 7.00 Total amount paid by Conservatory $474.14 0. M. SCHOEBEL.

8 or 10 head of cattle to pasture at my home at the Taber Springs. -John Hinnen, Jr. WANT ADS LOST--Parker's Self Filling Fountain pen, No. 23. Return to Signal office.

Reward. FOR SALE- -About 300 walnut and oak posts, also a few extra good hedge corner posts. If interested write to Godfrey Bareiss, Route 3. Would pay well for a few good heifer calves. 22t3x WANTED Cow to pasture for the mith though the summer.

hone 10 on 41, Circleville. 20t3x FOR SALE- My residence at the corner of 6th and Iowa avenue. Cheap if taken at once. J. P.

Westbrook. FOR SALE-80 acres of Clover bay, first cut, to sell on the ground, two miles north of Hinnen, Jr. FOR SALE Relinquishment, 320 acres level land, fenced, 100 acres broken, $600 worth of improvements. Will sell for $1000 if taken immediate ly. Also 160 acre relinquishment C.

Bays, Granada, Colo. FOR SALE- -Car load of Kentucky jacks. See or write Bruce Saunders. Phone 589-2r. FOR SALE Well secured real tate mortgages as low as -Rafter Farm Mortgage Co..

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