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Bulletin No. 6
Suppose this was Your Business! If the Government had asked you to invest your money in a plant to supply Government needs; and after the plant was built, and had become useful for no other purpose, the Government built a plant of its own,, making your plant useless and your investment valueless would that seem fair? That is precisely what Congress is planning for the Government to do with reference to our investment of .$7,000,000 in an armor plant. Reporting to Congress, Hon. H. A. Herbert, then Secretary of the Navy, said December 31, 1896: "The two armor contractors, the Bethlehem Iron Company and the Carnegie Steel Company, both entered upon the business at the request of the Navy Department." Is it wise is it fair for the Government to destroy a private industry brought Lb to existence to serve the Government, unless for reasons of compelling force? To show that no auch reasons exist, we make this offer to the United States Government: The Bethlehem Steel Company will manufacture armor plate for the Government of the United States at actual cost of operation plus such charges for overhead expenses, interest, and depreciation as the Federal Trade Commission may fix. We -will do this for such period as the Government may designate. Isn't that fair? The question is now before the United States Senate. C.f S. M. SCHWAB, Cbumu Judj.e Finch spent the 4th in Ellis. Hugh Elliott of the Saline was in for binder repairs Wednesday. For Sale 1 young thoroughbred Duroc boar. J. Greenwalt, K 3, city. The Blue Front sold a Case 12-25 Tractor to Earnest Mensing this week. Miss Hattie Buruham returned from eastern Kansas Wednesday evening. The Blair, Ilille and Larabee fam ilies picnicked at Rhoades' grove on tlie Fourth. Roy Rhule came in from Flagler, Colo., Wednesday, to help in the wheat fields. The town is pretty quiet and will continue to be so until after our big wheat crop is gathered. The churches of our city will hold Union Services every Sunday evening -during July and August. For sale or trade for horses or cat tle 1 Bull tractor as good as new. Inquire at this office Adv. Miss Birdie Myerly is clerking in the Register of Deeds office during the abscence of Register Evans who is in the harvest fields. This is a time when the automobile is of some value to the farmer. Quick trips to town for repairs and provisions save many delays. Rev. C. W. Stephens' will conduct the second quarterly conference at the Methodist church on Wednesday, July 13th, and will preach in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. HIadek of Coll yer were Ellis visitors on Wednes day, driving down in their car. They were looking after their property in the north part of town Ellis Head light. Mr. and Mrs. Eari Furbeclc return ed last week from a trip to the moun tains. They made the trip in their automobile and were accompanied from Kit Carson, Colorado, by Mr. and Mre. John Cutler Ellis Head light. The regular flow of rag tags, wob blevs and others has been along with the harvest. This class of nver works are growing in evidence eacb year. They have been kept moving and so far have been the cause of but little trouble. ... James Cameron, who was working at the Turpering farm was taken suddenly ill last Saturday with ap pendicitis. Dr. Jones attended him at the Tom Spena home and on Mon day evening he was taken to Kansas City. Mrs. Cameron accompanied bim. E. C. Waldo last week let the con tract to Frank Blanche & Co. of Wa-Keeney for a new bouse which he will have built in the southwest part of the city. Mr. Waldo recently pur chased a tract of ground just north of the Mublheim home and will have a pretty borne when be gets every thing fixed up. mils Headlight. Cslie Inglis sports a Ford. Sheriff Allman spent the Fourth at Ellis. Miss Neva Anderson spent the 4th at Quinter. Mr. and Mr6. A. J. Ellermeyer are planning a trip to Colorado this month. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Razak of Collyer, are the proud parents of a 15 pound boy born June 25th, Miss Edna Beihler came in on the plug from Hays Thursday afternoon and auto to her home near Bosna. For Sale 16 barrel Rumley fuel or water tank, electric weld seams. Coll yer Threshing Co., Collyer, Kan. Adv James Walsh'and Emery Cass big ranchers on the Saline river north west of here were city visitors last .Wednesday. Mrs. Rousch of Gentry, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Mudge and sons, Kenneth and Stewart, of Salina, were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Her rick over Sunday. On account of various reasons best known to ourselves and customers there will be an extra special induc ing prices put on all wagons at our place of business until July 1, 1916. Blue Front Implement House, A. M. Finley, manager. Adv 1. The shareholders of the. Trego County Fair association met at the office of the county clerk last Satur day afternoon and elected the follow ing directors for the ensuing year: Thomas O'Toole, John G. Hixson, W. A. Tawney, W. J. Williams and John F. Jones. The directors elected the following officers: President, John F. Jones; secretary, S. J. Straw; treasurer, W. W. Gibson. Many from Wa-Keeney attended the 4th of July celebration at Ellis last Tuesday. Owtng to harvest be ing in full blast tie attendance was light. The principal attractions were a Carnival company and a cou ple of ball flames. Hays defeated Collyer in the morning by 4 to 1 and lost to Ellis in a ragged game in the afternoon by a score of 10 to 11. Those who stayed for the fire works didn't see them for tliere were none. About 300 I. W. W.'s helped to swell the crowd and added to the attrac tions by a general mix up with the city marshal in the evening. One of the I. W. W. Four Dollar per day gentlemen who arrived in the city recently, begged a dinner at the home of H. M. Harn. After eating a good supply of peach preserves from the crop of 1915 he started to leave the house by the way of the back .door. As he passed through a shed kitchen he picked up a jar of peach preserves and placed them under bis coat. When the sheriff found him at the "Tramps Haven of Rest," the stock yaids, he was just giving a ban quet to the other Stockton members of the I. W. W., with peach preserves as refreshments.. Mrs. Harn decided not to- prosecute him for it Stock ton Review. Bethlehem Steel Company P. E. Keraus was on the sick list this week. Ted Yewell and family of Colorado are here on a harvest visit. Geo. Morrell of Collyer came down Friday after a harvest crew. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Little child, Tuesday,.July 2, 1916, a girl. Perry Johnson of Glasco, Kans., joined his family here Thursday for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. F. McCord are the i proud parents of a son born last Wed nesday. C. L. Davidson of Glasco, Kans., is here looking after his ranch and other interests. Barnes Brothers from near Arnold are cutting their wheat in the Sam Shriner neighborhood. The Public Library will be open every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and 20 to 6:00 o'clock. M. C. Morgan of Ellsworth has rented the American House and will take possession shortly. Mrs. W. D. Clark and daughter. Miss Alberta, of Los Angles, Cali., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Hix son. Thomas O'Toole and Roy Marshall autoed up from the Hackberry last Saturday and attended the meeting of the county fair association. Word was received here Wednes day of the death of Pat Hickey which occurred on the Fourth. Mr. Hickey was one of the old-time residents of ! Ellis and was a large land owner. j Charley Davis, a pioneer settler in Collyer township was down last Wed- inesday consulting with his physician in regard to his health which lias ! iot been the best lately. The Grain field , postolfice safe was cracked by burglars a week ago last Sunday night. A bo at 923 was ail they got after ruining the safe with a charge of what might have been ordinary black powder. Miss Barbara Ivan, of Alturas, Cal., was in the city Thursday. She is a teacher at an Indian school and is getting alone fine as she likes the work. She is visiting home folks, in Collyer township. E. D. Beason purchased the Hob bick restaurant two doors south of the World office and took possession 1 last Monday. Mr. Beason takes hold of the business as if he had been at , it for years and we predict a good and growing trade for him. Give: him a share of your patronage. John Lemke returned home Wed nesday morning from his trip to Iowa. He reports corn backward on account .of cold wet weather. He says Iowa is a fine state to live in and land values high, but taking everything into consideration, . our farmers as a whole, are better off than the renters of Iowa. He also added that there were lots of good looking widows and rich ones too up there. Miss Agnes Poffenberger is now clerking in the Heyl brakery. Herb Bacon is enjoying a visit from his brother who arrived from Minne sota the first of the week. Jolly M. C. Williams of Wallace county arrived in town last Saturday morning to harvest his wheat. The commissioners met in regular session last Monday and allowed bills then adjourned until July 20th. Sheriff Lewis was down fiom Gove City last Wednesday. While here he was the guest of Sheriff Allman. Lost between town and H. Harlan's place Ford hood. Finder leave it at this office and receive reward .Adv Harvest is well under way. There are a plenty of good men and wito continued favorable weather J the crop will be successfully gathered. Robert Kirk returned from Odessa, Mo., Friday with a car load of thor oughbred Hereford Bulls. , This stock will go on his big Salina River ranch. It was reported at this office that Henry Meyer had both legs broken last Saturday. He was diiving a header when the horses ran away with the above result. Jack Gordon, who recently went with the Wa-Keeney bunch to Fort Riley for the purpose of joining the National Guard and expecting to go to the Mexican border, was rejected by the) federal examining officer. Jack was a little too light in weight to pass the examination. It was a great disappointment to him but he did his part and it was no fault of his that he was not accepted. The rest of the boys passed the examina tion and were put into strenuous training which takes both their strength and grit but they are all standing it fine. . Last Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Purcell and son returned home after a visit of about a month in the east. Mr. Purcell was a dele gate to the Republican National con vention held in Chicago the fore part of June. He voted for Mr. Hughes on the first ballot and stayed with him until the end. He said it was a wonderful convention and that it cculd not be stampeded to Roosevelt as many anticipated. Too many level headed Republicans who looked into the future welfare of things for that. Mr. Purceli says while they enjoyed their visit in Indiana among his ear ly associations yet Kansas and Trego county look mighty good them. v Frank Sauer, who lives in east Tre go, hired a colored man by the name of Hill to work for him in harvest the latter part , of last week. The man worked for a time and on Fri day evening complained of not feel ing well. Some of the men had been sleeping in the barn and in the night heard a noise which awakened them and found that Hill was desperately sick. Help was summoned at once but the man died before any one had time to arrive. . An inquest was held and death was found to be from nat ural causes. The body was brought to Wa-Keeny and buried Saturday af ternoon in the Wa-Keeney cemetery. N trace of relatives or near friends could be found as the man seemed to be a stranger in these parts. The 4th came and passed so quietly that no one realized that the day had really come and gone as far as any noisy observance was concerned. There was a time when noise was synonymous to patriotism and we cannot help believing that when Charles Evans Hughes, republican nominee for president, said that in telligence is better than thrills in patriotism when making a 4th of July speech at East Hampton. N. Y., he asserted a good solid truth. He fur ther said we want patriotism and that we will not soon lose it and that we want great men, not noisy men, sensible men, not foolish men, straight men, honest men, dependa ble men, real men, thit is what is meant by Americanism. Every true American thrills at the sight of the flag and the sound of the national hvnan but something more than thrills in our patriotism is needed and that is thought and intelligence. Some way this speech about fills the bill with us and while we believe that the 4th of July should always be observed with fitting exercises for the day yet we are glad the old day with its program of dynamite, gun powder accident, tetanus, and often death is fast passing and being re placed as Mr. Hughes suggests with a more sane, sensible and intelligent interpretation of what true patriot ism really consists of. Personally we favor a good speaker such as we often have for Decoration Day. Profuse flag decorations all over the town. A community picnic for everybody wben all formality is laid aside and the town and country join hands in a good old fashioned 4th of July pic nic. Games for the children and some pretty fire worksin the evening. Don't cost much and everybody has a good time and no one suffers from noise or powder accident. J. I Cass Gas Tractors If you are bent on buying a past the experimental stage; the the aid of several experts.: Buy long years of practical efficiency, knocks and do the busi a Gas tractor and last digging heavily upon Expensive Repair Ac Customer is worth a doz Remember that the J, I. Horse Power Gas Trac of satisfaction together Profit to the Farmers Tractors " they are an Bke Promt Implement House A. 1M. F1NLEY, IVIgr. Wa-Keeney, - - Capt. Johnson has been poorly this week. Wheat threshed in Saline county is reported at 25 bushels per acre. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ellermeyer and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Billings will leave next week for an overland trip to Yellowstone Park and other west ern points of interest. We are pleased to note tl.at the City Council regarded our suggestion of last week in reference to the street driving and have prepared a plan which will bring about safety and convenience for everybody. Harvest was ushered in with unusu al heat and considerable wind from the south. It is progressing rapidly and the grain is being handled in splen did shape. The dry weather has been very favorable although pretty hard on the men and horses. Corn is get ting a little dry and moisture is needed as the wind has dried out the surface considerable. A few more days will see the wheat practically out of the way and the farmers are feeling mighty well satisfied the way things are going. The wheat, is of excellent quality and splendid yield which bespeaks good times for the people of this section. Dotoctiva Die From Wound Oakley, Kans., July 5th George Shindle, railroad detective, is dead at his home in Denver from a knife wound received in Oakley, Kans., on June 21, in an altercation with Azure Faust, a colored employe of the j Union Pacific Railroad company. Shindle was in search of some one whom he claimed had been peddling whisky in the Union Pacific yards here. He had been at the bunk car used as a home by the Fausts some time during the day, endeavoring to get information. Along in the even ing, while waiting for a train, Shin dle left hjs. .gun In the depot and walked out into the yards, where he met Mrs. Faust. He was standing on the steps of a passenger coach on the house track wrangling with Mrs. Faust wben Faust came running up drew bis knife and slashed Shindle in the left leg just below the groin. Mrs. Faust claimed the detective had insulted her. Shindle walked three blocks from the depot to the office of a physician where be received emergency treat ment. Blood spurted from Ins shoe at every step. The next day he was taken to the hospital in Denver where be died. Faust was arrested on complaint of the county attorney and pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and bat tery. He was fined $50 and costs and given thirty days in tbe county . jail and is now serving bis time He may be rearraioged on a charge of second degree murder Topeka Journal. Gas Tractor, buy the kind that is one that you can operate without the one that has stood the test of one that will go up against hard ness that is required of you a life time without your- pocket book for counts. One Satisfied en of the other kind. Case 10-20 and 12-25 tors are always a source with an investment of that buys either of these investment of reality. - - Kansas Obituary M. Smith Montaiville Smith was born in Mc Henry county, 111., on November 26, 1845. While he was still a boy his parents moved to Buchanan county, Iowa. He was married on October 6, 1876, in LaFayette county, Mo., to Miss Mary Whitney and they travel ed life's way together until now. The home was established in Buchanan county, Iowa, near what was then the town of Buffalo and they remain ed there until the year 1906 when they moved to Trego county, Kansas. Here they have lived since. Seven children were born to them, all of whom remain, with the faith ful wife, to mourn a good father and husband. Tbey are Hawley, Glidden, Iowa; Harry and Ernest, Ransom, Kansas; Helen, Firesteel, S. D.; Dr. Elizabeth Smith Kennedy, Oelwein, Iowa; Mrs. Kate Swan, Ransom, Kan sas; and Leslie J., Firesteel, S. D. In the trying times of the sixties... Mr. Smith enlisted for the service of his country in the 27th Iowa Yolun- I teer Infantry. After about a year's . service be was discharged for general disability. He passed away at his home in Kansas at six o'clock in the morning -of June 19th, 1916, at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 24 days. "He lived according to his light and rest- -ed his case with the Lord." The remains were brought back to Aurora, Iowa, for burial, nere on Thursday morning, in the Methodist church, a large number of old friends and neighbors gathered and the Rev. C. S. BretnalT, pastor of the church, conducted a funeral service and the body was then laid away in the Madi son cemetery. --.. The deceased was well known as an industrious man, a good neighbor and warm friend. He was a good busi ness man and had large acquaintance in the vicinity in which most of his uie was spent and all who knew him speak well of him and their sympa thies go out to the bereaved widow and children in their grief The Au rora (Iowa) Observer. - Anderson Won't Play the Cam Fairly We run across another paper the other day containing some of Max ADderson's campaign literature. We note that Max is still quoting the Osborne Farmer as boosting him. The tanner did say something nice about him some months ago. But Max steadily fails to note that the Farmer is opposed to his candidacy for congress. The candidate for of fice who steadily persists in misquot ing newspiners can't expect much support from them. That explains it in a nutshell why the newspapers of the Sixth district are particularly solid for Benton. Anderson has just refused to play the game fairly Os borne Farmer.