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Daily Reporter from Valley Falls, Kansas • 1

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Valley Falls, Kansas
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Daily Reporter VOLUME I. VALLEY FALLS, KANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1915. NUMBER 51 Published in the interest of Valley Falls and Jefferson County Admitted to the Mails as Second Class Matter Act of 1879. LAST CALL THIS TRIAL OFFER EXPIRES AUGUST 1. A lot of in this vicinity are undecided yet whether to subscribe for THE DAILY REPORTER or not.

To get it a year introduced into the homes around here a little better we are offering a special inducement for a short time, as follows: SIX WEEKS FOR 25c It All Depends. When James A. Garfield was president of Oberlin College a man brought for entrance as a student his son, for whom he wished a shorter course than the regular one. "The boy never can take all that in," said the father. He wants to get through quicker.

Can you arrange it for him?" "Oh, yes," said Mr. Garfield. "He can take a shorter course. It all depends on what you wanting to make of him. When God wants to make an oak he takes a hundred years, but He only takes two months to make a squash.

-Ladies' Home Jour- nal. Train service is crippled pretty badly today on all three roads out of this place. At Meriden on the Santa Fe about a half mile of track was washed out, and it will be some the train gets throug. from Topeka. On the Missouri Pacific between here and Dunavant about 180 feet of track was washed out, and 500 feet near Oskaloosa.

The L. K. W. got through today from the west, but was two hours or more late. Big day at Hauck's tomorrow afternoon.

Be there. BOYLE CITY NEWS. Another big rain Thursday night, about inches, which will delay thrashing and haying. Mr. and Mrs.

Fletcher were trading in Valley Falls Friday. They had to drive through water in the bottom. Geo. Figgs, who lives three and one-half 'miles southwest of Boyle, had his large new barn struck by lightning Thursday night and burned to the ground. He lost considerable hay and corn.

To the surprise of the Boyle people, the Little Kansas Wiggler made the run to Leavenworth Friday morning. Mrs. John Marshall and son Johnnie were trading in Valley Falls Wednesday. Walter Fleisher is quite poorly and is under the doctor's care at the present writing. Marion Smith, who has pneumonia fever, is very low and under the care of a trained nurse.

The writer of this was in Atchison Thursday attending the Retail Merchants' Picnic. It showered all day, but a very good program was given between the showers. The features of the entertainment were the "kid" band of Effingham, including men about 25 years. of age and boys from 12 to 16, under the direction of Prof. Willie Sells.

The balloon ascension was fine, the areonaut ascendalmost straight up nearly out of sight. The Sunday school base ball teams played a double header. The ground was muddy, but the games were good. Royal Griffin cut about ten acres of hay Thursday, thinking he could put it up Friday and Saturday, but you can't figure on dry weather any more. Benj.

J. Griffin is staying in Valley Falls this week looking after his real estate interests. -Short Jenks. Says He Don't Have to Do It. Our genial good postmaster informs us that he does not "have to" deliver the special delivery letters after 7 p.

that we receive each Wednesday evening from McLouth on the 7:15 train. But that he does it just for accommodation. This is his excuse for not delivering these letters to us till after 8 o'clock (from fifteen minutes to a half hour after we get our regular mail). We asked to be shown the law on that and the one that he showed to us was Sec. 857, which reads as follows: "Sec.

857-Special Delivery matter shall be delivered at City Carrier offices from 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. and at all other offices from 7 a.

m. to 7 p. m. and after the arrival of the last mail, provided that it is not later than 9 p. m.

Special orders may be made fixing later hours for delivery in particular We called his attention to that portion which read, "and after the arrival of the last mail, provided that it is not later than 9 p. but he insisted that 7 p. m. was the latest time that he had to deliver them. We then asked him to send to Washington and get a ruling on it, but he said that he would do nothing of the kind, and even refused to allow us to read the law on the subject again.

In order to get a copy of the above law, it. was necessary to send to another office for it. It is not our desire to burden our readers with troubles of our own, and will not do so except in cases where the other fellow's action is likely to cause delays that are in no way our fault and put our readers and patrons to a disadvantage. All that we do desire is that the blame be put where it belongs, even if it be on our own shoulders. If he is allowed to handle our mail in so careless a manner and in his own way regardless of the postal rulings, which in a way is your mail, if you have any business with us through the U.

S. postal system, what will the wind-up be? In the course of our life time we have had the distinction of receiving eight special delivery letters and every one has been delivered to us from 15 minutes to 2 hours after we had been to the postoffice and got our regular mail. We are wondering if the numerous "special delivery" letters that we have sent have met with the same kind of service. When a person pays 10c extra for special delivery he does not expect that be letters, "specially He wants the party to get it sooner than he would get it if sent the ordinary way. If such is the experience of others, it is useless to pay this extra fee unless you want it to be delivered by the postoffice em ployee at a later hour.

We suggest for the improvement of the service that a "Special Delivery Letter Slip" be put in the mail box for the party to whom it is addressed so that he can call for it at the time he gets his other mail, so as to get it that soon anyway. Big day at Hauck's tomorrow afternoon. Be there. Miss Alice Kjellin of Garrison, in returning home from the Kansas State Normal at Emporia, visited between trains with her friend, Miss Leone Falls, Thursday evening. ABOUT THAT COMMUNITY DIRECTORY.

Below we show a few items that will show the style of in formation that will be given in our new directory. The only thing that we believe is not -explanatory is the 3s and 1w, as found in the line of John Brosa. It means that he lives 3 miles south and 1 mile west of where the section lines cross in Valley Falls, which is near the Kendall home. This directory when complete will cover the city of Valley Falls and the territory for 12 miles out from Valley Falls in each direction, giving the name and location of every person over 18 years of age that has an abode in this territory. It will also be a directory for both phone systems, as you will notice.

Frazier Avenue, Sixth Street west 406 H. G. Miller and wife Hi Miller, clerk at 414 Rev. A. L.

Wood and wf Etta 422 Methodist Church. 500 S. M. Strawn and wf Arlie, 514 Wilson Griffitts and wife of Depot. Nannie, farmer, 2 chil.

Ind. 164. 3 chil. Ind. 36, Mut.

87. 4 lawyer, Ind. 73, Mut. 10x Ella farmer, Mut. 160.

Mutual. Ind. Brosa, John, wf Anna, farmer, 2 3s 1w, 501 160 Griffitts, Wilson, wf Ella farmer, 514 Frazier av. Methodist Church, 422 Frazier av. wf Nannie, farmer, 2 chil, 406 Frazier av 164 Miller Hi, clerk at McNutt's, 406 Frazier av.

164 160 Steffy, Jacob, retired, 514 Frazier av. 10x Strawn, S. lawyer, wf Arlie, 4 500 Frazier av 73 Walker, Ed, wf Mabel, farmer, 3 In 2w, 643 87 Wood, Rev. A. wf Etta 3 414 Frazier av.

36 WINCHESTER ITEMS Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis and Mr. and Mrs. J.

A. Mott automo biled to Valley Falls Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. S.

A. Talcott were in Valley Falls Sunday attending the funeral of their little nephew, Dan Judd. The new barn Joe is building is 54x80, 26 feet high After the ball game Saturday evening "Dummy" Taylor spent an hour calling on a few of his many friends. He expects to come to Winchester this fall and take in the picnic. "Dummy" has lots of friends here who are always glad to see him.

This was his first visit to Winchester in seven years. Mrs. McKemey, Grace and Lloyd, are having a grand time in California. Last week they visited a gentleman at Los Angeles, who employed Mr. McKemey when he first arrived in this country from Ireland.

Lewis McCarter and family of Kiowa, are here assisting in caring for his mother, who is critically ill. Star. Boosting Home and Community. Married in Topeka. William T.

Miller, 23 years old, of San Diego, and Miss Nettie B. Greathouse, 18 years old, of Valley Falls, were married in probate court this morning by Judge Hugh MacFarland. -Thursday's State Journal. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Robert Greathouse and is well known here. Mr. and Mrs. Miller will make their home in Kansas City, where he has employment.

Leonard Ferrell was kicked by a horse a day or two ago, tearing one rib loose and breaking the cartilage on another rib. His left elbow and arm were also pretty badly hurt. Leonard is about 4 years old and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell.

Mrs. Ferrell is a sister of Mrs. John Truhe, at whose house the little fellow is staying. Mr. and Mrs.

Charley Green, who live southeast of town, are entertaining a number of the neighbor children at a party in honor of their daughter May this afternoon. Lou Hauck wants to see you at 4 o'clock tomorrow. WHY ARE YOU RENTING? Why Not Own A Farm? Why stay here and pay big rents, when you can buy a good, productive farm in the famous shallow water district, near Limon, Colorado, where good, level, productive farm land can be had for from $15 to $25 per acre and on easy terms. Also, where they are now producing and have produced for the last six years, Corn, Oats, Wheat, Rye and Barley that have averaged from 15 to 35 bu. per acre each year, and in many cases more; where alfalfa grows successfully.

Where they have on an average of better than 300 days of sunshine each year, and where the nights are always cool, making the climate ideal and pleasant. Where they have ample rainfall to grow all the above crops without irrigation and the country is bound to develop and the lands advance greatly in value in the very near future. The Limon Investment Co. of Limon, Colorado, offers to back up all these statements by paying your expenses there and back, providing you investigate their lands and do not find things just as represented. For literature and further information, see I.

N. COMPTON, Local Agent. Mrs. Guy Knowlton of Topeka is expected to arrive here this evening on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.

S. R. Green. The river at Half Mound is up but very little. They had two inches of rain there last night.

PEACHES! ES! We have sold out our car of PEACHES but will be glad to take your orders for another car. We will sell these peaches at market price on day of arrival of car. LOU HAUCK.

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