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
Miss Hattie Buruham returned
from eastern Kansas Wednesday
The Blair, Ilille and Larabee fam
ilies picnicked at Rhoades' grove on
Roy Rhule came in from Flagler,
Colo., Wednesday, to help in the
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
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
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
Miss Neva Anderson spent the 4th
Mr. and Mr6. A. J. Ellermeyer are
planning a trip to Colorado this
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
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
Bethlehem Steel Company
P. E. Keraus was on the sick list
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
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
Barnes Brothers from near Arnold
are cutting their wheat in the Sam
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
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
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
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
A. 1M. F1NLEY, IVIgr.
Wa-Keeney, - -
Capt. Johnson has been poorly this
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
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.
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
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
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