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Prints All Official County News WA-KEENEY, KANS., JULY 15 1916 38th Year Number 20 3 IQO3t0tCOC10r)O0t0C0K)r3KX)tQO3Kj ARE YOU PREPARED? ' This month rought.us the reminder of wheo 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. The Wa-Keeney State Bank Wakeeney, Kansas. M. Drop in and see our HOT WEATHER SUITINGS $9.00 and up. 'We Make Old Clothes Look Like New' Pierson's ' Suitatorium Phone 92. Wakeeney, Kansas MARKET REPORT Kansas Citv Stock Yards, July 11 Beef cattle got a bad set back this week, partly due to liberal receipts, 15000 cattle liere yesterday, and 10,000 today, and partly due to labor trouble at some of the packing houses. Lat ter there was less apprehension about labor trouble and trade became Active. Stockers and feeders sold lower 25 to 35 cents unier a week -ago. Beef Cattle The market opened very slow and bids when they were made were at yesterday's decline or Jess. Later there was more action, and by noon the alleys were crowded with cattle going to the scales, buyers having gotten orders from packing houses to take hold. Missouri corn and grass steers brought up to $10, and the good Kansas wintered steers sold at $3.50 to $8.90, some cattle held from yesterday selling at prices bet ter than late bids yesterday. Okla homa and Kansas grazed Texas steers sell at $ti.50 to $7.50. according: to nesta and weight, South Texas grass steers $6 30 to 7.15. Butcher grades are lower this week, some heavy cows bought for Boston around $7.25 to $7.50, and good grass cows selling at $6.00 to $6.50. Stockers and Feeders The decline on beef steers hit stockers and feed ers, and sales are off 25 to 35 cents from last week. Good red stock steers are selling at $7.00 to $7.40, choice white faces $7.75 to $8.00, feeders $7.35 to $8.25, medium to plain stock steers down to $6.50 stock cows and heifers mostly $5.50 to $7.25. Hogs The supply was 13000 head following 9500 yesterday, prices weak to 10 lower, with the top $10.05, bulk of sales $9.75 to $10. Progress to ward eleven dollar hogs has been slow for a week, but the market has a strong tone, and declines are of -small moment. Average weight is lighter than formerly, 199 lbs here last week, and quality continues good, Pigs sell at $9 00 to $9.35. Sheep and Lambs Small receipts are making a very strong market " here for sheep and Iambs, as com pared with other points. The sup ply today is 3300 head, all natives. Native spring Iambs sold at $10.75 and $10.8o, highest range for some time, and the ewe sold at $6.50 to $7.00. Choice stock would bring above these ! prices. Yearlings are worth up to $8.35, wethers $7.60. Feeding lambs sell up to $8.75, and breeding ewes $7 to $8, choice young breeders this week at $8.50. J. A. Rick A sr. Market Correspondent. Auto Kills Farmer Last Saturday evening Peter Spies a Russian farmer who lives a few miles south of Mcrland left Morland for his home in a Ford car. He was alone and had passed a couple of teams but a little ways when the car capsized and so injured Mr. Spies that he died Monday. Both tires on the left side of the car were thrown off but the car turn ed over to the right. The car must have rolled over him as he was free from the car when found. He proba bly struck head fiist on the ground driving the head down on the spinal column with sufficient force to cause the brain substance to ooze out of his ears. His cheek bone was crushed ia and bis breast s coved in and bruised. He never regained consciousness. Hill City Republican. Weather Report Maximum and minimum tempera ture according to the government thermometer at wa-Keeney for th week ending Wednesday noon. Max. Min Thursday 90 65 Friday 92..... 58 Saturday 90 60 Sunday 94 63 Monday , . 99 63 Tuesday 97 64 Wednesday 88 65 The first rain since June 25 fell here Tuesday evening, amounting to 2.45 inches. Apparently, it was local thunderstorm and did not ex tend far in any direction from Wa- Keeney. - J. F. BROCK, OPTOMETRIST, Of Lawrence, Kansas, will be at the Penny Hotel, Thursday, July 27th Conserve your eyes. Have him fit your glasses. Careful examination. All work guaranteed Adv 19 2t THE L Yf. W. INSURRECTION The arrest of a man for carrying a concealed weapon on Friday of last week resulted in a near riot early last Saturday morning-. On Friday night the inhabitants of the town retired for their usual quiet' nights rest w hen at 2:30 a. m.the fire bell sound ed its sharp . staccato warning. People dressed hurriedly and hasten ed to the streets to locate the fire but there was no fire in sight. The trouble was traced to the county jail where about one hundred I. W. W.'s had assembled, gained enter ance and covered the sheriff with a number of guns demanded the pris oner who was one of their number. The sheriff was not anticipating trouble and opened the door to. see what was wanted thus giving them the drop on him. They took his gun, keys, handcuffs and locked him . in the cell, took their prisoner and in a quiet and orderly fashion marched him down the street. They sent the prisoner out of town on the morning train west. They did not leave town and by the time it was daylight and showed no disposition to move on and assumed a braggadocio air over what they had done. J. F. Jones, mayor of the city, who is to be congratulated upon the splen did management of an affair that be gan to take on a serious aspect, proved himself to be the right man in the right place and the people have him to thank for averting a trouble that was hourly growing more threatening. Mr. Jones organized a posse of armed citizens and rounded up in all about 150 I. W. W.'s and told them to move on. The posse escorted them out of town taking them east and when about four miles out they halted and it seems a young colored lad who bad joined the posse was carrying an automatic shot gun and striking it on the ground acci dently discharged it. Some of the shot (bird shot) took effect in the chest of one of the I. W. W. men who was sitting at the side of the road. The man was at once brought back to Wa-Keeney where Dr. Jones dressed his wound which, proved to be only of superficial nature and not at all deep or ' dangerous. The Xkr- cumstance, ' however, caused an up heaval among the I. W. W.'s and they were' for wreaking vengence. Mayor Jones was forced to summons more assistance from town before order was restored. At Ogallah the men were put on trains, some going east and some west. Before their de parture they threatened - to return with a thousand men and burn the town and shoot up things generally The mayor and his posse returned and in the afternoon another gang was rounded up and among them the two leaders of the gang that broke jail were found and promptly locked up and the others driven out of town. On Saturday night ihe mayor made a call for every available man In town and country to bring his arms and help guard the town. The call was well responded to and by nine o'clock the streets looked like the Kansas border might have looked in the early fifties. The town was pat rol ed at all of its entrances and when a frieght train came in from the west at about 10:30 word had been telephoned that it was full of I. W. W.'s and when the train pulled in the report proved true for the tops of the cars were full of men with bundles ready to jump off but when they looked down on either side of the train at some hundred or more Winchesters leveled with sinister meaning they thought better of it and went on. Oa Saturday afternoon Mr. Jones wired Governor Capper ef the .sit uation and asked tor some -re-eo for ce ments and ammunition bur owing to the Mexican border trouble his re quest could not be granted but the home guards proved adequate and at the present time everything is quiet. C. J. Anderson, of Ogallah, lost two stacks of wheat presumably fired by a couple of I. W. W's with whom be had bad some trouble. The adjutant general from Topeka and the state fire marshal came out to look over the situation. The most danger anticipated is fire and the farmers are taking out insurance on their wheat as fast as possible and precaution is being taken each night that guards are on duty. Vigilence should not be relaxed as these men are bad citizens and will bear care ful watching. The two leaders of the jail breakers were taken to Top eka by Sheriff AUman and Deputy Hinsbaw where they will be confined for trial. The citizens both young and old responded Heartily - to tne mayors O. S. call and to him and to them the people owe a vote of thanks that no grave trouble resulted from a sit uation . which without any doubt contained an eleme t of -danger- in greater proportion than people really realized for these men have been a menace all over the country and are of , such character that law , and human life are held cheap with them, and in some places have committed serious crimes. It will be well to be : watchful - and ' careful for some time to come especially for fire. The tank should be kept full at all times and the fire hose carefully guarded both in' and out of use as one of their .tricks is to cut;, the hose. These precautions are wise and mean a good deal in case of emergency. Members ef the I. W. Yf. Are Loav- in( Western Kansas Western Kansas wheat growers are in no further serious danger from attacks by the I. W. W. leaders, ac cording to Col. R. Neil Rahn, who has returned from a tour of inspec tion through northwestern Kansas. The 1. W. W. workers are being driven from the wheat growing dis tricts,1 Colonel Rahn declared, and the danger which recently threaten ed wheat producers is ended. Colonel Rahn visited Wa-Keeney, Oakley and a number of other west ern towns. He found that some of farmers had suffered heavv losses when fetie organizers burned wheat stacks and Intimidated workers. The tear wtucn overcame residents of a number of western counties resulted in heavy purchases of guns and am munition and the farmers prepared open warfare if necessary. "Nearly every farmer and resident of the western counties owns a gun," said Colonel Rahn. "There is real fear in the hearts of many of these people-and it would be mighty- easy to start trouble. . There seems to be little real danger, tnough. Most of the organizers and disturbers have been started east and-the situation is greatly improved." Colonel Kahn's report was submitt ed- today to Governor Capper and Clir'js I. Martin, adjutant general. T&ka Journal. -- - I. W. W. Gangs Wage War of Fire oa Kansas Farmers Salina, Kans., July 12 W. G. Studebaker, deputy state nre mar shal, has hit the trail of I. W. W. experts who make phosphorus bombs and plant them in wheat and alfalfa stacks. From Hoisington, where be investi gated the stack fires of last week, he brought home two of the bombs which will be sent to Lawrence for analysis. The are believed to be phosphorus but to make sure they will be analyzed. "Clever men engineered that deal," said Mr. Studebaker, yesterday." The bombs were placed in the stacks at night when there was no danger of ignition. By daybreak the men were miles away and chances of de tection were slim." The bombs are made of pure phos phorus wrapped in a rag. The rag is wet when placed in stacks. This pre vents the phosphorus from igniting. Enough of the rag is left out of the stacks so that it will dry. When the rag dries the phosphorus burns. The bombs were placed on the south side of the stacks, the hottest part of them. A few hours after sunrise will dry the rag and the stack will be on fire before the owne s know it. Another type of firebrand is a woolen rag soaked ia linseed oil, said Mr. Studebaker, yesterday, "The natural .beat ef the stack and the Jack of ventilation cause this fire ball to ignite within a few liours. 'We -found that eighteen - stacks bad been treated to one of these two methods," said Mr. Studebaker. "Nine stacks were burned before the farmers discovered the cause of the fire. The work was done with sys tem and imagine that hundreds of stacks in western Kansas contains these bombs." Topeka Journal. MARGARET SWIGGtTT . j - -- V " - - - - - - Bonded Abstracter Insurance Farm Loans Wa-Keeney, Kansas (Register of Deeds af Trego County Eight Consecutive Years) If You Want Correct Time Buy one of my railroad watches. I carry the 21 jeweled move ments in the standard makes and guarantee them to be reliable. Trains aie run according to them thousands of lives are at stake every day depending upon the accuracy of the engineers watch. Buy a good watch and it will last a life time. A. S. TREGER, JEWELER Wa-Keeney, Kansas e. W. FINCH Groceries, Clothing, Millinery, Glassware and 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 our customers. and try to please NOTICE ' The quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Trego County High School will be held Thursday, July 20th, 1916, at which time bids will be received to furnish coal for heating the school house. E. F. Sullivan - The well known eye specialist, will be at the American hotel, Wednes day, July 19th. Glasses scientifically adjusted Adv Lost between town and H. Harlan's place Ford cover. Finder leave it at this office and receive reward Adv Department of the State Board of Health. Topeka, Kans., July 10, 1916. To county and city health officers: The public health officials of New York City have sent a warning to the entire country concerning the pres ence there of a severe epidemic of in fantile paralysis. They have advised outside districts to take precautions to keep this disease from evading them also. The advice is good but its applic ation exceedingly difficult. Modern transportation facilities make every portion of this country a suburb part of New York City. A person exposed in New York to day, may carry the disease to Kansas in less than thirty-six hours and to the Pacific Coast in four days. The carrier may show no symptons and yet be a deadly menace to those with whom he comes in contact. The disease may begin suddenly with convulsions or unconsciousness, or as a severe cold in the .head, or as a sore threat, or as an attack of stom ach and bowel trouble. Contact is the most important fac tor ia the .spread of the disease. For this reason &uy one of any age -baring any of tbe above symptons -er condi tions should be isolated until the nature of tbe attack has been deter mined by a physician. People are especially warned to keep away from homes in which an acute illness is present and from New York City while the epidemic continues. Visits from residents of that city should be discouraged. Physicians are requested to give the public the benefit of the doubt in every case coming under their care. It is much better to err on the safe side than to take a chance that may mean tbe spread of the disease in the community they serve. This letter Is not written for the purpose of alarming anyone. Its object is to give every one an oppor tunity to do all that Is possible to make tbe best possible use of the ad vice sent broad cast from the New York Health Department. S. J. Cbumbink, M. D. Secretary. Dictagrams The fellow who sent out the wild story from Salina about wa-xeeney and the mob of 1,200 men ought to be gagged - down to within ten per cent of the total silence. One man said to the writer the other day, "I have the best and cleanest crew of harvest hands this year I have ever had. Four of - them do not drink, smoke nor chew tobac co. They all know how to work and are always ready and willing." o The testimony of another farmer was different. .His men were sullen, peevisii, contentious, growling for booze, and indifferent regarding the interests of their employer. He had to discharge a part of them and the others had to be handled tenderly in order to get any work out of them, and tbe harvest was dragging along very unsatisfactorily. o The difference ia the luck of these two wen is mot owing to any -difference la tbe character of -the two far mers, themsel ves, nor to aay differ ence In -their treatment of their bands. Both are good farmers and "good men to work for." The one arew a Duncn or wholesome young farmer boys; the other didn't. Strawberry plants set out now, or at any time before the middle of Au gust, if properly cared for ought to produce some fruit next season. If you care to experiment on the propo sition you can get plants of the com mon sorts at warnoak, merely for the asking. Otherwise we shall have plants to throw away. , Dr. H. Jay Brown of Salina Should vou or your child need medical or surgical treatment of tbe eye, ear, nose and throat, or require glasses, or orlSsial work make a date with Dr. M. J. Jay Brown, (Camp bell building,) Salina, Kansas, or see him at the Penny Hotel, on Monday, Adgust 7th. Ellis, August 9th.