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Note: A few years ago my aunt gave me an old Elgin newspaper, I thought you might like reading it. It has been typed the way it appeared in the paper. Birl J. Brewington was also related to me. His mother Eliza Jane (Myers) Brewington was my great grandfather's sister.) 



JUNE 28, 1934 - Birl J. Brewington, Editor

Volume 17                                    Number 43


Mr. Edwards is well known to many of the older people in this part of the state, but in order to acquaint others of his business career we will go over briefly a few of the most important happenings of his life before he came here and also when he was away connected with his line of business.

J. H., as he is familiarly known here, was born in Pettis county, Missouri, shortly after the Civil war and stayed and worked on his fathers farm until he was 21 years of age. He was educated in the public schools there and latter attended the Southwestern Railway school in Saint Louis in 1887 and 88.

After the close of school, May 1888, he came to Kansas and became the station agent on the Missouri Pacific railway at Laharp, where he remained until 1891. He was then transfered to Fredonia, staying there until the fall of 1897. October 13, 1897 he resigned this position there came to Sedan and opened a store here which has steadily grown and is known to us as Sedan’s Best Store. Later he organized the northern Jobbing Company of Chicago, which is now located at Saint Paul, Minnesota.

In 1912-13-14 he helped organized the Kansas Life Insurance Company of Topeka. He was Agency Manager of this company until 1918 when he was elected President. He remained in the official position until 1929 when the company was sold.

Mr. Edward has had a successful career and his friends here and elsewhere feel that he is well qualified for the office of Commissioner of Insurance and he pledges himself to the people of Kansas if nominated and elected to the above position, to discharge the duties of the office to the best interests of all concerned, and that it will be given the same careful attention, the he has given his own personal business. The voters of Chautauqua should be take great pride in electing a home man to this position.

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Sedan Baptist Church to Hold Services in Elgin.

Will D. Kinnamon, the newly elected association of moderator of the Baptist church, accompanied by Mrs. Kinnamon, Bill Hunt, Supt. Of Sunday school and Mrs. Hunt will be in Elgin Sunday to hold services.

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Democratic Meeting

The Chautauqua County Democrats will hold a meeting at Chautauqua, Kansas, Tuesday night, July 3rd, at 8 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

There will be a brief business meeting program and speaking. E. W. Patterson of Pittsburg, Kansas, candidate for Congress, will deliver the main address. J. H. Edward of Sedan, candidate for Commissioner of Insurance will also be there to meet his old acquaintances and to become better known to the young voters of this community.

Everyone is cordially invited attend this meeting. W. G. Palmer, county chairman. Maurice J. Keeney, Pres. Y. D. Club.

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News Briefs

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Taylor were Independence visitors Tuesday.

Walter Jotoc of Moore Prairie was a Sedan court house visitor Saturday afternoon.

Harry Harshbarger and Mrs. Gay Jay motored to Independence, Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. John Denman of Independence spent the week-end in Sedan with Mr. and Mrs. John Denman, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Denman, and Clyde Denman of Sedan were called to Lancaster, Ohio Tuesday by the death of their brother, Ed, who has been in failing health for the past four years.

Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Baird accompanied the following boys to Elmdale, Monday, for a visit at Camp Wood for a ten day period, Max Baird, Charles and James Loyd… is missing.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. Fish and son, Bobby visited relatives in Independence, Wednesday afternoon.

Alfred Huback of Independence visited Tuesday afternoon in Sedan with Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tulloss and family.

Mrs. Jim Bradley and Mary Anderson motored to Coffeyville and Independence, Tuesday afternoon.

The Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Benton and family of Sedan Methodist Episcopal church returned Friday from Baldwin, where he was in attendance at an annual ministerial institute.

County Superintendent W. Ross Whitworth returned Friday from Pittsburg, where he had been attending a county superintendents school the last two weeks.

Mrs. S. B. Kinkade and daughter Jeanie spent the weekend in Caney with Mrs. Kinkade’s parents, Rev. and Mrs. G. L. Eslick and family.

Ruth Rathbun, who is employed in Wichita, spent the latter part of last week with her mother Mrs. Libby Rathbun hear Sedan.

Maurice Keeney made a business trip to Elk county Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Marsh Wilson of Colorado was a dinner guest Friday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Boyd and Mrs. And Mrs. Jim Bradley.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Pierce, Sam Vincent and C. A. Bradley all of Cedar Vale visited in Sedan Saturday afternoon.

Cecil Jones of Wichita visited friends in Sedan Friday afternoon.

Una May Crane of Niotaze visited friends in Sedan Friday afternoon.

Jean Revelett of near Chautauqua was a Sedan Visitor Friday morning.

Billy Johnson has his tonsils removed Friday morning. Billy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson of Sedan.

Emma Maddox who had been visiting her uncle in Elk City the past two weeks returned to her home in Sedan Sunday.

Frankie Yoe, clerk in the C. M. Williams office, spent the week-end in Independence with friends and relatives.

Leo Riley, who has been visiting the past month in Pittsburg, returned to his home near Sedan Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. Fish and son, Bobby, visited friends and relatives in Independence Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones of Wichita visited in Sedan Saturday with relatives.

Jess Holbrook is drilling a water well on the E. I. Fish property near Peru.

Joe H. Smock of Wauneta was a Sedan court house visitor Saturday afternoon

Shirley Whitworth who won first place in the Tiney Tots bathing beauty contest in Sedan, recently won the second place in Coffeyville contest, June 21. She was sponcered by the Sedan, B. & P. W. club.

Mrs. Carrie Fleming and Mrs. F. C. Buckles and son, Bobby, left Wednesday for their home in Borger, Texas after spending a few weeks in Sedan with relatives.

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Henry Scott, age 58, of Niotaze died Friday morning at the Caney, hospital, a victim of kidney and bladder trouble.

Mr. Scott was a resident of this county for many years and at one time postmaster at Niotaze. The deceased leaves three sons: Guy and Jim of Niotaze; and Roy, who is in CCC camp near Dodge City; his father R. S. Scott of Eldorado; a granddaughter, Dorothy Scott of Eldorado; a wife; two sisters Mrs. Jack DeArmand of Eldorado; and Mrs. Alice Keeney of Glen’s Ferry, Idaho. And two brothers, George and Roy of Eldorado.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 at the Niotaze Christian church and the burial was made in the Elcado cemetery.

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Will Teach in Topeka

Mildred Chambers of Sedan has accepted a position as teacher in the Topeka school in the primary department. Miss Chambers has had many years of experience in the teaching of primary grades. Last year she was principal of the Cedar Vale junior High and reelected to that position but was released from her contract on her election to the Topeka school. She was also county superintendent of Chautauqua county for two terms.

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George Carter Entertains

George Carter was host Friday evening to a group of young folks at his home in mirth Sedan. The evening was spent in dancing. Refreshments consisted of punch, waters and mints.

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County School News - By W. Ross Whitworth, County Supt.

The County Teacher’s Examination will be given June 29 and 30, in the County Superintendent’s office. The following is the list of teachers hired since the last report:

High Rock - Miss Grace Davis

Lone Tree - Lura Acker

Chautauqua Rural High School - Otis White, Principal, Helen Yenzer, Julia Martin, Mrs. Pearle Phillips.

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Entertains at Dinner

Mrs. Bud Pierson entertained Thursday with a noon dinner in honor of Mrs. Carl Remele and son of Long View, Texas, and Mrs. Della Hamilton of Sedan. Others present were Mrs. And Mrs. Bud Pierson, Maxine and Madly Pierson.

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Mrs. Oscar Powell was a business visitor in Pawhuska Wednesday.

Mrs. Bill Brimm is on the sick list this week, suffering with an infected limb.

Casey Jones of Thrall, Kansas visited Thursday night with Lee Bud Thompson.

Mesdames Bill Harned, Luther Wyatt and H. C. Hume were Tulsa visitors, Thursday.

Mrs. Amanda Rippetoe returned Saturday from a weeks visit at Guyman, Oklahoma.

John Crum and family of Utah are here visiting with his father and brother, Fred Crum and family.

Morrell Edmundson attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at Ponca city last week.

H. B. Wright of Humboldt, Kansas is here visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. C. Hume and Dr. Hume.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Harrop and son, Billie, of Skiatook, Oklahoma visited Saturday and Sunday at the John Quinn home.

Mrs. Frank Williams of Sedan was in Elgin last week, the guest of her son, Kenneth and wife, and other relatives and friends.

Wesley Stanfill and family were visitors at Blackburn, Oklahoma Sunday. Hugh remained for a visit with his grandmother.

Miss Naomi Lee returned home from her school in Kansas City to spend her vacation with her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lee.

Mrs. Charley tinker and Mrs. Jack Stabler and baby, Patsy Charlene, spent Monday and Tuesday in Bartlesville visiting relatives.

Mrs. Butler, mother of Mrs. Frank Hines, had the misfortune to fall and break her hip. She is under the care of the doctor and resting as well as can be expected.

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Heard and son “Babe” were in Arkansas City Friday to consult the doctor. Babe will enter the hospital there Monday to undergo an operation for sinus trouble.

Bob Fuller and his Merry-Makers furnished the music for the Saturday night dance. A large crowd attended. The Triple-X- Cowboys will play here next Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Powell and son, Billie, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Powell returned to their home in Lansing Sunday, after visiting relatives in Elgin and Guyman, Oklahoma.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reynolds are the parents of a son, weighing 7 ˝ pounds. The young man arrived June 18, and has been given the name of Dallas Frederick, after his toe grandfathers.

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For Representative - N. B. Wall

For Register of Deeds - D. H. Stough

For County Clerk - L. S. Holroyd and T. E. Hess.

For County Treasurer - A. H. Shrader and Lewis Crawford

For District Clerk - R. S. Floyd

For sheriff - Frank Green

For Probate Judge - R. E. Rathbun

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The little place with a hearty welcome. Blue Goose Café, Georgia Graham, Prop., Sedan

For Rent: Sleeping room, close in and outside entrance. Mrs. J. C. Remley

Have your favorite Kodak picture enlarged. The cost is small the satisfaction great. Avery’s Studio, Sedan.

Start the day right. Get one of those delicious hot cakes, or waffles at the “Blue Goose

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Buckles Funeral Home, Sedan

Dr. R. C. Horner, Optometrist , Havana, Kansas

The Caraway & CO.

Work Shirts 49 cents

Men’s Shirts and Trousers to match $2.48

Men’s Dress Shirts 89 cents

Seersucker Organdies, per yard 69 cents

1000 yards fast colored Voiles 17 cents.

Children’s Organdie Dresses, in Pastel shades, sizes 7 to 14, choice $1.50

A clean up on Wash Dresses, 150 dresses, values to $3.00, choice $1.00

Plaid and Fancy Silks, per yard 69 cents

Plaid Tissue Ginghams, per yard 39 cents

Rayon Silk Hose, pair 25 cents

Children’s White Purses 35 cents

Ladies White Purses 22 cents.

Webber Motor Co. Sedan, Kansas and Cedar Vale, Kansas.

C. M. Williams Title CO. - Abstracts, Oil Maps of the County

Phones- Office 10, Res, 234 Sedan, Kansas.

Casement Grain CO.

Kilgore’s Barber Shop, Beauty Parlor in Connection, Ed Kilgore, & Jack Colley

Sedan, Kansas.


VOLIN TEACHING - To Little Tots and Adults. Price 50 cents to 75 cents if you want to learn quickly come and try. All String Instruments Repaired and Bow filing.,

CHAS.. O. SHEBE - Sedan, Kansas, See Mr. White, the Jeweler.

Green Lantern - Chas Caudle, Prop. North side Main Street, Sedan, Kansas.

Baird Funeral Home Complete Funeral $70 and up. Every Courtesy and attention is given to each funeral whether the selection be made from one of our modest services, costing less than $100, or from the more elaborate choice. Lady Assistant Office phone 101, Res phone 398.

Blue Goose Café - Georgia Graham, Prop. West Main Sedan, Kansas

Your’re Welcome here,

We’re fill of cheer

We Give No Case for Sorrow;

And Eat Your Fill,

And Pay Your Bill,

And Call Again Tomorrow

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Richard Barthelmess in his greatest role - A great action melodrama “


Ann Dvorak, Dudley Digge, Clair Dedd, Arthur Hehi


Adm 10 cents and 25 cents

Saturday Only

June 30

A neglected husband turns to a cheap blonde with disastrous results


With Warren Willia, Ginger Rogers, Mary Aster, dickie Moore, Andy Devine, J. Carroll Naish, Sidney Toter, Ferinand Gottschalk. - Comedy

Notice - “Upper World” showing Saturday night June 30, for 10 cents and 20 cents admission, will be followed by a preview of “melody in Spring” the regular Sunday and Monday bill. Come early and stay for both shows for 30 cents.

Sunday and Monday

July 1-2

A musical offering delightfully original, both in setting and rendition of numbers.

“Melody in Spring” with Fanny Ross, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland and Ann Sothern.

News Reel and Comedy. Admission 10 cents and 25 cents.


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