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Prints All Official County News ttAltMAIAAItAliA.A......... tv. ,.,. 1J.fM . wuu..u w u.w w u x 1 I , ' " ' ... i, I , s ARE YOU 4 This month brought us the reminder of when our nation started its existence. We are reminded on all sides of the value of keeping our nation to its right condition as it was when it stai ted. As the nation is made up of each of us and our condition affects the others, hence to be our best is what is expected of us. An account in our savings department is . a preparation for the expected and unexpected events of the future. , If you are not so prepared now is the time to do so. TheWa-Kecney State Bank Wakeeney, Drop in and see our HOT WEATHER SUITINGS $9.00 and up. "We Make Old Clothes Look Like New" Pierson's Suitatorium Phone 92. Tourist Club Turns Over Library To the City Whereas: The Tourist Club or Wa-Keeney organized and maintain ed a Public Library, until such time as the city of Wa-Keeney could take over and maintain said library: And whereas: The city of Wa Keeney has voted to establish and maintain a public library and has voted the tax provided therefor by law. Therefore, be it resolved: That the Tourist Club of Wa-Keeney, now will turn over to the city of Wa Keeney for a city library the books, book stacks, book cases, shelves and other property, belonging to the said library. With tne provision that the mayor always appoint, at least two members from the Tourist club upon the Library Board. SHORT HISTORY OF THE LIBRARY Wa-Keeney, Kansas June 30, 1916. On November the 24th, 1905. The Tourist Club of Wa-Keeney voted ta each present a book or prevail 'pou some friend to give one as a neucleus for a city library, whereupon the work of giving and soliciting grew to uch an extent that March 30, 1916, -was made the date for presenting the books to the library but the meeting being postponed until April 7th that became the date of the organization of the Wa-Keeney library with 80 volumes not counting the govern ment official reports. Mrs. Knudson was the first librarian. From this start the library has grown to now 892 books besides many sets of mag-1 azines, Fooles Index for six years and the readers guide. The Locust Club and the Ellis Club donated generous ' ly as did many people in and out of town so that when the club voted to give the library and library equip ment to the city on June 30, 1916, for a Free Public Library there is a good collection of books in good condi tion. And we hope the citizens will continue the interest for the welfare .of the library. Skcretary Pbotbh - We are pleased to note that Com missioner Hamm is able to be up and around, the bouse by the aid of cratches. PREPARED? Kansas. "wwi kk- nr a r Wakeeney, Kansas THE DOWNTRODDEN PRINTER All over the state the country papers are falling into line and ad vancing their subscription price. And it is high time, too, that the newspaper were waking up. Every thing used in a printing office has increased in price from twenty-five to sixty per cent, and as yet the end is not in sight. People are paying increased prices for everything ihey buy with the exception of newspap ers. The war in Europe is directly responsible for the advance in paper and printing material. Rags, the raw material from which much of the paper stock is made, are also us ed in the manufacture of high ex plosives, and the price of rags has been hoisted out of sight by shell manufacterers. French bleach and many other necessary chemicals can scarcely be purchased at any price, and the paper mills see no relief in sight Tor many many months. Up to date the Optimist has been absorb ing the increased cost of paper, ink, printer's rollers and a dozen other items, and we believe we could con tinue to put out a paper for $1.00 a year if our subscribers all paid their subscription accounts in advance. At the present time we are carrying five or six hundred dollars in subscription accounts on our books, and that is an awful load when the high cost of printing a newspaper is taken into consideration. We're almost per suaded to do three things: Cut every delinquent off the list, raise the price to $1.50 per year, and collect it in ad vance under any and all circumstan ces. If it becomes necessary to do this we shall give our patrons at least thirty days notice in advance Jamestown Optimist. Herman Long's mother arrived from Iowa last Thursday night for a visit with her son and family. J- W. Phares and family, C. L. Hardman and family and I. T. Pur celi and family 'left last Tuesday evening for their mountain cottages at Crescent, Colo., for their annual summer outing. The men of the party will keep in touch with busi ness interests here by frequent trips back and forth. WA-KEENEY, Dicta grams As the nights begin the lengthen, the heat begins to strengthen. The north remperate zone is accumulat ing heat storing it up to matuiethe crops and to push our coming coldest davs beyond the winter solstice. Then, as the days begin to lengthen, the coid will begin to strengthen. o . There are harvest "hands" and also "harvesters," and is a wide differ ence in them. The former takes the first job that is offered at fair wages and is proud of the opportunity to render value received; glad to be use ful to himself and others. The lat ter is different. He makes demands and expects to achieve by conquest rather than by fair and equitable ex change of favors. It seems to the writer of this par agraph that a mistake is made in our methods of securing harvest help. Weeks in advance of harvest, word is sent out and published broadcast, giving estimates of the number need ed and the probable wages in differ ent communities generally too hteh in both respects. It results in bring ing men before they are needed, many of them out of monev and forc ed to prey on the populace. It brings too many of the wroni? sort rh kinrl that is more ready to prey on the will ing workers than they are to work, demanding higher wages than any farmer can afford to pay. o Few easterners realize how large Kansas is. Any locality in Kansas is just "Kansas'" to them. From the southeast corner of the state to the northwest corner is almost five hun dred miles, as the crow flies. The northwest corner is four hundred miles nearer the mounts.! degrees farther north, and more than , i m ; i . t . i . uue iian mue nigner aoove sea level. Because of these different conditions there is from six to eight weeks dif ference in seasons. comDarinW nn corner with the other. - .... Zo . ' SpeaklKK afhacvest hands, 'again: A bunch of four reached town Tues day morning last . week, who, from their appearance, were workman right off the farm and good to look at; four bushy young men, used to farm work, clean, fair and candid. It was a pleasure to learn, as might be surmised, that they got a good job at good wages with a good, man whose wife, is a good cook all of which the boys deserved. . They were in town Sunday morning to get their mail, having already put in two and one half days while dozens of others were sitting in the shade earning nothing just waiting for some farm er's hard luck to squeeze out the ex tra half dollar per day. Some of these young men had just received letters from home and were sharing the news with each other. One of them said that he had been a'way from home about fifteen months but kept in touch with the home folks by mail. He said he would be asham ed not to write to his mother and let her know his whereabouts, and get a good letter from home occas ionally. And that is the sort of young men who are most likely to make good o Judge Ruppenthal, who writes con siderable for newspaper publications, says he does not like newspaper cor respondence written in the first per son singular. Neither do I we), sometimes. Frequent repitition of the proaoun, "I", sounds egotistical i and is consequently distasteful to most readers. . However, much de pends upon the subject matter and other conditions. Neither do I (we) like the editorial "we", when it is1 plainly apparent to the reader that ' the writer is not an editor, nor when its use leads to ridiculous combin ations of "our" and "us." Remem ber the pitiful prayer of Xantippe's spouse: "My dear, may we put on our breeches" i Waatlter Report Maximum and minimum tempera ture according to the government thermometer at wa-Keeney for th week ending Wednesday noon. Max. Min Thursday 92 Friday 93 Saturday 95 Sunday 95 Monday 97.. Tuesday : 95 Wednesday 94 We have bad no rain in the ten days. For Sale 2 sows and 14 pigs. S. Mumert, at Star grocery. . 67 . 67 . 68 . 67 . 68 . 68 . 65 last W. KANS., JULY 8. 1916 THE ROMANCE OF HARVESTING This is a story of the fairy. It4 is more interesting than the tales of the Arabian Nights, and more thrill ing than the Adventures fl Situ bad, the sailor. ' f For 50,000 years men saved the wheat crops with the old hand sickle. Every bushel of wheat required three hour of a man's life to produce it. The fcradle came and took the sickle's place, lasting about seventy-five year4 to lighten the burdens of the grairf growers. In the year laei-ithe famous year in the world's history, Cyrus -H. McCormick ' was born the year'Lincoln and Darwin were born two fether liberators of the race. He gavefto the world the self binding harvester,. It reduced the time to produce a bushel of wheat to ten mindtes. Men thought for years the last thought had been given. It had revolutionized small grain farming. and made the United States the gran ary of the world. It may be hard for us to believe it, but the main object or man for the last 10.000 years, had been to get bread. Famine was al ways stalking near the people in those days. Only kings and their retinues had enough bread to eat. It is no exag geration to say that the world was hungry for countless centuries. Black bread was food for the common man. Eve the nations that gave to the worfd Galileo, Laplace and Newton were always seeing the ghosts of hun ger ntil McCormick came. We had thought that this man had userhed in the IMillenium of Prosperity. He had.j He will live among the immor tals )t history. But the last word was not said nor the last basic notion had not been thought by McCormick, as most men had ( supposed. About eight years ago a Kansas boy dreamed that he could construct a machine that would thresh the grain while stand ing.leav ing the straw on the ground, elimin ating the header barge, the threshing machine crew and . all the burdens that need must fall upon the farmers wife and daughters. On last Wed nesday we -witnessed the dream of eigttOyears ago in action.- We "mi the standing grain thresher at' work.' We saw tfte call of the farmers an swered. Wei saw the work of McCormick out distanced,' and what had revolutionized harvesting of the last half of the nineteenth century and perfected in the first of the twentieth century taking its place along the side of the sickle, cradle, Marsh h arvester, and Osborne wire binder I mean the McCormick twine binders and headers. While we will not forget the benefactors of the pas'; but let us not cling to the traditions of ancient days, but take hold of this "new thought" that originated in Kansas, press the opportunity and gladly recognize the new inventor, Curtis C. Baldwin of Nickerson. We went to the Experimental Sta tion, the largest one of its kind in the world, to watch this machine make its showing. It was started in a field of tough, half ripe rye, much of it still in the dough. Four mules were hitched to the machine, the gasoline engine was started, the wheels obeyed the applied power, the cylinder speeding up to about 800 rev olutions and the thresher was pushed into the grain passing across one end of the field and at least three hun dred men watched it work. After reaching the south side of the plot the machine stopped, men gathered around, making comments as to the results, but one and all agreed it would work. .The machine may not be perfect in its construction, but it j does perfect work. j We are free to say it is the " most j far reaching, revolutionary piece ofi machinery that has been given to the ! agricultural world in the last eighty joars. Perhaps it will add more to the happiness of man, conserve the soil better and make it possible for more people through the world to eat white bread than any invention that has been given to man during the long roll of time A. S. Hale Hays Free Press. Yea! Anderson Should B Vsry Thankful We have been wondering what Max Anderson can hope to gain in com plaining about the attitude of the editors of the Sixth district for not promoting his candidacy for congress. Were the press to tell the facts rela tive to Mr. Anderson's attitude to ward prohibition and it is known by the editors, he could not be heard to complain, much less should he com plain when the facts are suppressed in the main. He ought to be thank ful instead of criticising Oberlln Times. - - ' MARGARET SWIGGETT Bonded Abstracter Insurance Farm Loans Wa-Keeney, Kansas (Register of Deeds of Trego County Eight Consecutive Years) Watch the Boy If your boy is a good boy he deserves watch-ing and with a sub stantial timepiece one that he can use a life time. Nothing you can buy for him will make him feel as proud or excite the manly quality of punctuality. Make his heart leap with joy. I have the thin model ! - Illinois, Hamilton and Howard and other makes at moderate prices. A. S. TREGER; :H. W. FMH i Groceries, Clothing, Millinery, Glassware arid" Wall Paper The latest ' designs in Wall Paper from one of the largest :houses in Chicago. - One Door South of Post Office We ask your patronage and try to please our customers. KEEP OFF BULLETS A movable bullet proof, to protect soldiers in close hard fighting, has been invented by Alfred S. Bailey, a Reno county farmer, who lives 8 miles southeast of Hutchinson. Mr. Bailey received a patent for his new machine on June 13th and this is the first time the general pubic has been told any of the details con cerning it. It has been the problen ever since the evolution of modern warfare to find some protection for men against rifle fire. It has been admitted, that if such protection could be found, that present day fightng would be revolutionized. It is possible to protect a man with armor so that he cannot be struck by bullets, but the armor will be too heavy for the man to move. Mr. Bailey will solve the problem with his bullet proof. The front of this is a sheet of steel, .15 of an inch treated armor plate, which will turn the bullet of the modern army rifle at any range. ' The front of the machine is a sheet of this steel 10 feet long and feet high. It extends 4 feet bade. . The i bullet proof is mounted on steel wheels, with roller bearings. The front plate may be propped level to the ground by levers, or it can be raised 3 feet off the ground tor trans portation. It is guided by a rudder wheel inside of the shield. When the shield is In action; there is a rack which comes down three feet from the top, making the shield a double decker, and available for 9 men on each deck. The loopholes are on a ball and socket joint making it impossible for an enemy's bullet to penetrate the shield. The shield weighs 900 pounds, or 50 pounds to the man in action. Mr. Bailey has the shield equipped with a chemical contrivance which will cut any wire entanglements en countered. - He has already interested the Ca nadian, English and French govern ment with his shield, and is now try ing to interest the United States. Captain Fred Lemmoa of Company E was shown tbe drawings of the 38th Year Number 1 Q .a. r JEWELER Wa-Keeney, Kansas machine. Mr. Bailey said today "that he ex pected to interest the United States government in his shield as soon as he could get the proper blue prints, now in the process of making. Hutchinson News. Mr. Bailey, the inventor, will be remembered by many old readers of the World as he was at one time a resident of Riverside township and taught school. "I. W. W." Code Marshal M. W. Cole picked up a printed circular among the transient men this week, going to show the purpose of the organization known as the Industrial Workers of the World The circular Is hciHnH ' wi.. - - - - ui 111 ii hi-Jacks, Bootleggers, Holdups, Gam blers, etc., in the Harvest Fields " After setting forth the dangers such. cnaraccers subject themselves to in interfering in any way with a loyal I. " vr ., me circular goes on to say: The I. W. W. is a labor tion. It is fighting for better condi- uons lor ue workers. The Agricul tural Workers Orranizat inn fa unit a. branch' of the I. W. W. or th.oaa big union of all the workers Tt m be the policy of this 'union to clear tne neia or all opposition, whether that opposition appears in f riendlv form or otherwise. The A. W. O. is out to organize the Migratory Work ers ior tne purpose of getting higher wages, shorter hours - and better working conditions. We do not pro pose to have our organization wnrk- interered with bv Hi-Jacks, nnnt. leggers, Gamblers, or any other ele ment. To any one who has any schemes of personal advancement, to exploit, where the waee workers a.r calculated to be the victims, we wish to say, "you had better get out of the way." "Your game won't go. "Rus sell Record. The Epworth League and Chris tian Endeavor will- begin holding union meetings next Sunday evening at the Presbyterian church. Leader Grace . Latta, vacation Dumber. Meeting begins at 7:00 o'clock. All are invited.