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Western Kansas Homesteaders
Are at Outs With the
"Stock From Ranches Destroying Grow.
. Ing Crops of Farmers Troops
May Be Sent to Scene.
War -Is threatened between home
stead settlers and cattle rangers in
two or three western Kansas counties
along the Colorado line. Warnings
bare been sent to the governor and
attorney general and they in turn are
' Instructing the county peace officers
to keep close tab on the situation and
lo everything possible to avert blood
shed. The range in Hamilton and other
adjoining counties on the Colorado
line is particularly good this season
and two or three big Colorado cattle
companies are running their stock
over on-the Kansas range. In recent
.years' many homesteaders have taken
claims in those counties and they are
trying to raise some crops. They are
not in financial condition to fence
their land. As a result the big cattle
lierds are overrunning the homesteads
nd destroying crops. The home
steaders are furious. '
County Attorney Yaggy of Syracuse
was in Topeka recently conferring
with state officials in regard to the
trouble. Aside from the law, the only
remedy offered by law is a civil suit
for damages. The homesteaders in
sist that they must havte crops to live
on ; that they cannot thrive on law
uits. If it were a suit over just one
crop it wouldn't be so bad, but to
4lant crops every year only to reap
aa lawsuit is a thankless occupation.
They are insisting that the state give
-them protection and permit them to
pursue the peaceful pursuit of farm
ing. The sheriff has been cautioned by
the governor to afford the homestead
ers every protection tne law provides
and to send word if the uprising be
comes acute. If trouble should come
after the national guards are called
into military service and the sheriff is
unable to handle the situation the fed
eral government will put some of its
-troops at the disposal of the state to
quell any disturbance. But the cattle
rangers, it is hoped, will show some
patriotism at this time and take steps
to check the destruction of crops.
Big Drive on Roosters. There are
more roosterless flocks of chickens in
Smith county than ever before. In a
(great three-day drive against the male
birds thousands of them were brought
to market by the farmers and sold to
dealers, who made a special price of
11 cents a pound. A -full car load or
3.000 birds were shipped from Smith
Center point alone. Dealers say the
absence of the roosters will improve
fully 50 per cent the keeping quality
of eggs during the hot months.
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Boy Drowned at Galena. Roy Lang
ley. 7 years old, was drowned when
rhe fell into Spring river at Galena re
cently. The river was dragged and
the boy's body recovered.
Town's Large Business. Farmers
-around Greensburg have marketed out
of the crops of 1916 products valued
;at nearly 2 million dollars, including
695 cars of wheat worth 1 million
'dollars; 38 cars of corn worth $41.
K)00; 18 cars of hogs worth $39,000;
93 cars of cattle worth $149,000; 9
-ars of horses and mules worth $36,
000, and 89 cars of other products
worth nearly $100,000.
Has Five Sons in Navy. Mrs. M.
E. Robinson of Yates Center has five
sons in the navy. The fifth son, Lloyd,
unlisted recently at Great Falls, Mont.
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$3 a Day for Harvesters. Farmers
of Reno county near Pretty Prairie
have adopted a $3 a day wage for
harvest hands this summer. No I. W.
W.'s will be allowed to stop. Four
liundred men are needed.
Urges Rethreshing Wheat. Declar
ing that there is enough wheat wasted
Annually during the threshing in Kan
sas to feed the state, J. C. Mohler,
secretary of agriculture, has issued a
statement in which he urged farmers
to rethresh their straw stacks to avoid
Escaped in Superintendent's Suit.
"Louis Strahammer, a trusty acting
s cook for J. N. Heir, superintendent
vi. uia buiis reformatory at Uutcnin
, son, put on some of Herr's clothing
and escaped 'while the family was out
riding. A motor car was stolen down
town a half hour later and it Is
thought he took the machine.
Won Interstate Talk. Kenneth Cas
sidy, representing Ottawa University,
"won the interstate collegiate prohibi
tion oratorical contest at Wichita.
, -Charles H. Klippel of Morningside Col
. lege. Sioux City. Ia took second place
;and Beeler Blevins of Park College,
JParkville, Mo., -was third.
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College Man to War Front. D. L.
Patterson, assistant dean of the col-.-
lege of the University of Kansas, has
left for Pittsburgh. Pa., from where
die will go to France as correspondent
of the Pittsburgh Gazette-Times.
Eight ' Different " Kinds' "of Bacteria
Found on Public Instruments in -Lawrence
and Leavenworth.
Eight different kinds of germs, two
of them very dangerous, were .found
on telephone receivers in Leaven
worth. Kan., and Lawrence -in an' in
vestigation made by Miss Minnie E.
Moody in class work she Is doing as
a student in the University of Kansas.
Miss. Moody Swabbed out the receiver
of a telephone in a Leavenworth drug
store and dropped the cotton swab
'nto a glass tube containing several
teaspoons of beef broth. She did the
same thing with a telephone in a' Law
rence drug store and with a public
telephone in one of the main build
ings' of the University. The cotton
swabs, broth and tuber used were
sterile, so all the germs developed are
known to have come from the tele
phone receivers. .
From each tube a drop of broth was
taken. These were incubated twenty
four hours. At the end of that time
240 germs were counted in the drop
injected from the University tele
phone, and 430 from the Leavenworth
Among five practically harmless
types of bacteria on . the University
telephone receiver tuberculosis and
catarrhal germs were definitely de
fined, while on the Leavenworth drug
store telephone receiver diphtheria
was found. -Neither tuberculosis nor
diphtheria germs were found on the
Lawrence drug store telephone. The
drug store telephones carried more
germs because they were exposed.
while the University telephone was in
a booth. In her class report of her
investigation Miss Moody suggested
sterilizing of telephone receivers.
Governor Capper Issues Appeal to
Kansans to Keep Land Busy
During Growing Season.'
Governor Capper has issued an ap
peal to the people of Kansas that they
kill all weeds and keep the land busy
all summer growing food products for
use next winter. The governor made
the appeal at the instance of the Kan
sas Council of Defense and it was di
rected particularly to the people of
the cities who have backyard gardens
and to the farmers who have patches
of weeds along their fences.
"Many people start out in the spring
with high hopes concerning the food
they expect to harvest from their gar
dens," said the governor. "They lose
interest about thi3 time of the year,
and as a result the garden grows up
to weeds. It is very important this
year that there be no loss of interest.
Every garden should bo made to yield
the highest possible supply of food,
and this requires work. It will all be
needed. Let's keep up the pep.
"Farmers in most cases are doing
about all that i3 possible with the help
and equipment available, the slackers
in the food drive are found mostly
among the gardeners In the towns.
Some very good work has been done
by farmers in the corn and kafir field3
in the last week. Where soil condi
tions would not permit work with cul
tivators many men have gone into the
fields with hoes to get the weeds out
of the rows. I think that one of the
results of the abnormal agricultural
and war conditions we have this year
will be to encourage a more general
use of hoes on the farms of Kansas,
and this will be a good thing. Men
in the towns should appreciate these
maximum efforts that are being put
forth by the farmers, and do their
part in destroying the weeds in their
little back yard farms.
"This is a good time to make addi
tional plantings of vegetables. Sec
ond and third plantings, to increase
the time during which the garden
crops are in the best condition, have
never been so common as they should
be, and now is a good time to start.
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Blew Check 115 Miles. Leo Hecht
of Andale has received from a man
in Manhattan a letter containing a
check he had given to Louis Gorges
about the time of the tornado. May 26,
in payment for grain. The Manhat
tan man found the check in his yard.
The wind carried the check 115 miles.
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The negro who turned white has be
come a great object of curiosity, espe
cially to visitors in Olathe, and he
has had offers to appear in sideshows.
He has steadfastly refused all such of
fers, however, and prefers to remain
in .his little Olathe barber shop,
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Would Solve Gas Problem. Olathe
wants to manage its own gas prob
lem. At a meeting of the Commercial
Club held last night it was voted to
hire a special car to take the club to
Topeka for a conference with the util
ities commission.
Many Enroll in Summer Session.
The summer season of the University
of Kansas opened at Lawrence with
the largest first day enrollment ever
recorded, a total of 425. --fc
Arrested for Desecrating Flag. Ac
cused of tearing an American flag
from the wall of a bank at Mount
Hope, and throwing it on the floor,
after which he is alleged to have spit
on it. Herbert Williams, a young farm
er, was arrested by county authorities.
"Tim" Casey of Hutchinson Dead.
T. R- (Tim) Casey, for years mana
ger of the Midland hotel,' Hutchinson,
is dead following an operation.' He
was well known for a long,- but vain,
fight he made against the Prohibitory
law. . .
,1ei to volunteer
President Wilson Issues Proc
lamation Asking Enlistments s
for the Regular Army. .
Officers in Charge of Work ' Feared
Stagnation and Asked Executive
to Interfere. :
Washington, June 21. President
Wilson issued a, proclamation today
designating the week of June 23 to 30
as recruiting week for the regular
army and called upon unmarried men
without dependents to enroll for war
service in order that the ranks of the
regulars might be filled promptly.
The proclamation follows:
Proclamation by the President.
"I hereby . designate the period of
June 23 to June 30 next as recruiting
week for the regular army, and call
upon unmarried men between the
ages of 18 and 40 years, who have
no dependents and who are not en
gaged in pursuits vitally necessary to
the prosecution of the war, to psesent
themselves for, enlistment during the
week herein designated to the num
ber of 70,000.
The President's action was taken at
the request of army officials -who have
been seriously concerned over the
slow rate of recruiting for the regular
army, despite the fact that the war
department's recruiting agencies cover
every section of the country and that
the men are asked to serve only for
the period of the war.
It had been hoped that the regular
service could be brought to its whole
war strength of approximately 300,000
men by June 30, -which would have
permitted the War Department to
carry out its plan in regard to the
training of all the forces to be raised,
and also as to the dispatch of armies
to France.
Regulars Still Short.
For several days, however, the aver
age enrollment for the army per day
has been little more than 1,000 men,
instead of the 5,000 or more the de
partment hoped to secure.
Today's recruiting bulletin shows
that since April 1, 121,303 men have
been enrolled as war volunteers of the
183,898 necessary to bring the service
to war strength.
The army, therefore, is now in the
neighborhood of 70,000 men' short of
war strength, and the President's call,
the first he has made directly for war
volunteers, is designed to fill in this
gap as Quickly as possible.
People Angered When Denunciation of
President Was Paraded Before
the Russian Mission.
Washington, June 21. Incensed at
suffrage pickets who flaunted denun
ciatory banners before the White
House gates as the Russian commis
sion entered to greet President Wil
son, three hundred men and women,
mostly government clerks out on lunch
hour, charged the women and tore the
banners to shreds. ,
"President Wilson and Envoy Root
are deceiving Russia," was the accu
sation printed in black type on a ban
ner ten feet high displayed at the two
official entrances to the White House.
"They say we are a democracy.
Help us win a world war so that de
mocracies may survive.' We, the wo
men of America, tell you that Ameri
ca is not a democracy," continued the
legend on the banner. "Twenty million
women are denied the right to vote.
President Wilson is the chief opponent
of their national enchanchisement.
Cries of "traitors," "treason" and
"they are the enemies of their coun
try," were shouted at the two women
holding the banner and, after one man
yelled: "Let's tear it down," the
crowd jumped forward. The canvass
was torn from its fastenings, leaving
the suffragists holding the frames and
With the American Destroyer Flotil
la in British Waters, June 21. After
a record breaking dash at night in
response to wireless distress calls, two
American destroyers arrived at their
base in an English port today with
eighty survivors of two torpedoed mer
chant ships.
The total "run" on this errand of
mercy was several hundred miles.
Thirty-one survivors from one ship
were picked up In boats and forty-nine
from another.
Another American Ship Sunk.
Boston, June 21. The Warren liner
Bay State from Boston May 30, for Liv
erpool, . has been sunk by a German
submarine. Advices to the company
today gave nothing regarding the fate
of the crew of the steamer.
. Neutrals Grab Our Wheat.
Washington, June 21. Neutral coun
tries are draining the United States of
Its wheat supply, and unless some food
control is Instituted by July 1 Ameri
can wheat will be exhausted by spring,
says President Wilson.
nzcuniATicri nor a
Washington The army, the
navy and the marine corps all
' need men to fill the ranks to full
war strength. Recruiting offi
cers report that there seems to
be an Impression that men can
not enlist after they are regis
tered! for the selective draft
army. The government is anx-
. ious that this idea should be cor
rected, and men between the
ages of IS and 40 encouraged to
enlist in the army, the navy, the
marine corps, the national guard
or the naval militia, and not wait
for the draft. Men enlisting in .
any of these several branches of
the armed service will have an
opportunity of later being detail
ed for service with the new army
as non-commissioned officers, or
of obtaining commissions in this
new army. ,
New regiments of the regular
army are now being organized,
and men enlisting in these or
ganizations will have excellent
opportunities of being appointed
non-commissioned officers in
these regiments within a very
short time. . .
United States Revenue Agents Report
a Widespread Attempt to Swin
dle the Government.
Washington, June 19. Widespread
attempts on the part of munitions
makers to avoid the payments of prof
its taxes imposed by Congress last
September have been reported by the
internal revenue agents who have
been working quietly for the last two
months checking up the manufactur
ers' returns.
The extent of the attempted evasion
thus far brought to the attention of
the treasury totals more than $10,000,
000 or approximately 40 per cent of
the returns voluntarily made. Indi
cations are that the figure will go as
high as $12,000,000 or $13,000,000.
Scores of the manufacturers of mu
nitions are said to have attempted to
defeat the full operation of the law,
by making only partial returns of their
profits. , Some of the largest con
cerns in the industry failed to make
complete returns of profits,, it is
Under the law munitions makers
are required to report to the commit
sion of internal revenue their profits
each year and to pay the government
a tax of 12 per cent. Virtually all
of the 600 to 700 manufacturers made
their returns apparently In conform
ance with the law, showing profit's
which netted the government approx
imately $26,500,000 in taxes.
A number of plants charged off the
entire cost of such plants, deducting
the amount from the net profits. Jus
tification of this was attempted by the
plea that the plants would be worth
less when the war ended and that it
was apparent that the war could not
last much longer. Investigators re
ported that while the " special estab
lishments would be worthless at the
end of the war so far as the manu
facturer of munitions was concerned,
they could be utilized in other ways
and by no means would be a total
As a result of the investigation re
turns to the government have been
revised in many instances and will
be in others, so that the total which
the government will obtain in taxes
will be at least $36,500,000.
Activity of the government's agents
became known at plants which were
about to be investigated and a num
ber of requests were received by the
bureau asking that the returns be sent
back for revision. One firm- which
reported originally that it had made
no profits altered its report upon re
consideration, while the investigators
were at work in other plants and be
fore its own had been reached, send-
g . the government . a check for ap
proximately $150,000 in payment of
taxes. " , . . '
The war, in the opinion of Lord
Northcliffe, is just beginning. In a
communication from him read in Bos
ton in the interest of the Red Cross
war fund, the British commissioner to
the United States said he based his
opinion on the result of "much experi
ence at the front." '
Elish Lampkin, arrested at Pine
Bluff, Ark., as a slacker, has been
identified, officers say, as Charles
Miller, wanted at Hardinsburg, Ky.,
on a charge of murdering an aged and
wealthy citizen of that place.
The federal grand jury has. begun
an Investigation Into the high prices
of foodstuffs in St. Louis. The In
vestigation will deal with the food
situation generally, but it is under
stood it will be directed particularly
against alleged speculation in sugar,
rice, flour and potatoes.
After more than doubling its ap
portionment of 24 million dollars for
the Liberty Loan, Tulsa, Ok., has sub
scribed in a 9-hour campaign $104,000
for the Red Cross. The drive had
been for $100,000.
(Br XL O. SELLERS, Acting- Director of
the Sunday School Course in the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright. 11T. Vatm Wwiptpw TTMon.
GOLDEN TEXT Also I heard the voice
of the Lord saying-. Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Thorn said I.
Here am I; send sua. In. 6:8.
The lesson committee now turn for
ft third quarter's lesson to a series of
studies In the Old Testament as found
In II Kings, Ezra and Nehemiah. As
an introduction, they have chosen this
chapter In the book of Isaiah.
Isaiah prophesied In the latter half
of Uzziah's reign, B. C. 760 and down
to the .early years of the reign of
Manasseh about B. C. 694 (ch. 1:1).
This event took place probably B. C
755. , The place was Jerusalem ; the
kingdom of Israel was still In exist
ence (for 33 years longer) being ut
terly destroyed in B. C. 721. The
name Isaiah means "the salvation of
Jehovah:' his wife Is called "the
prophetess ;" two of his sons are
named and his social position was high,
as shown by his Intimacy with kings.
Isaiah lived in troublous times. He
was a reformer seeking to rescue his
nation from the sins growing out of
their disobedience to God. He was
the leading statesman of his time, the
greatest of the prophets, an author,
a heroic, single-minded, patriotic, fear
less, undaunted man of great personal
power and Influence. He was a proph
et of hope; he wrote out of his long
life of faithfulness and fellowship with
God. The book of Isaiah falls Into
two great divisions; chapters 1-39 be
ing chiefly historical. Interspersed with
songs and poems; chapters 40-66 are
a collection of prophecies that have
to do chiefly with the return from
the Babylonian exile and the days of
future glory for the kingdom of God.
I. Visions (w. 1-4). As we have
said, Isaiah prophesied in a time of
great need. The prophet was very
much discouraged. In this passage he
locates his vision, at a special time
and place (ch. 1:1). Every man's
great need today- is a real vision of
God. We are not so much in need of
theories about God, as a vision of
God himself. Uzziah's long reign of
52 years, in which the kingdom pros
pered and the king's name was spread
abroad, stopped as suddenly as an
earthquake, and his glory was eclipsed
(see H Chron. 26:16-19). The place In
which Isaiah saw his vision was the
house of God. Perhaps not In the tem
ple, but seeing the vision from the
temple the prophet looks to a house
not built with hands, Jehovah's own
heavenly palace. Therein he saw "the
Lord sitting on a throne ... and
his train filled the temple." Above it,
or around it, were arranged hovering
couriers and the seraphic choir. The
majesty of this vision Is indicated in
verse two, its glory In verse three,
and its power Is Indicated in verse
four. The whole earth was filled with
God's wondrous wisdom, love and pow
er. Literally "the whole earth is full
of his glory." The Hebrew word for
holiness comes from a word meaning
"to set apart set a distance from."
The holy Lord is not only sinless but
he is sublime and absolute also. It
may seem difficult to harmonize
Isaiah's vision with John 1:18, yet
these manifestations were one and the
same, for all that' saw Jesus saw God
(John 14-9). King Uzziah was dead
but the real king was living SOIL high
and lifted up. The attempt to reason
about him, what he must be and what
he must not be, as If he were one
of ourselves (Eph. 120, 21) Is absurd.
II. Divisions (w. 5-13). (I) The
vision of the prophet. (w. 5-7). This
vision brought conviction because it
showed how far separated from God
the prophet was. It also brought
conversion In that he acknowledged
himself to be unclean, himself and his
surroundings to be vile. It also led to
cleansing, for the king heard the voice
of the prophet, removed his guilt and
purged his sin. (2) The voice and
proclamation from the king (w. 8-13).
The king called for a messenger (v. 8)
and at once the prophet is found.
Someone has said that "a task without
a vision is drudgery; a vision with
out a task Is a dream; while a task
linked to a vision will " move the
world." Not only did the king ask for
a messenger, but he gave the message
which the messenger was to utter
(vv. 9-12). The message was to be I
to his own people; it was am. iu uv
a pleasant one. Verse 13 shows as
this message In prophecy. Isaiah ought
to fully proclaim the truth, but the
people would not understand It, and
the whole effect of his proclamation
would be to harden them.
The Application.
- What Is your application of this
vision for Isaiah? We are a Chris
tian nation, but there are many de
grees and kinds of Christians; those
who sincerely try to follow Jesus;
those who live under a Christian gov
ernment, and are unaffected by Chris
tian Influences. There is only one
way to save this nation from going the
way of Nineveh and Tyre ; that Is, that
Justice and righteousness shall govern,
and that justice and righteousness shall
be the fruit of regenerated lives. The
cry Is for a better social environment
and a more just social position.
Deans Saved Ily Luc
"I Ci Gives Up Hope" Says Hr.
Deat, "But Doan's Eliaey Pills
Cared He Permiaeetly."
"My kidney trouble began with back
ache, which ram on
about a year," says
W. H. Dent, 2213
Reynolds Street,
Brunswick, Ga. "My
back got so I was at
tunes unable to sleep,
even in a chair. Of
ten the pain bent me
double. I would be
prostrated and some
one would have to
move me. Uric acid
got into my blood
and T hMw ... l 1.
Mr- out. This got so bad
I went to a hospital for treatment. I
stayed there three months, but got but
little better. Dropsy set in and I bloat
ed until nearly hall again my size. My
knees were so swollen the flesh bunt in
strips. I lay there panting, and just
about able to catch my breath. I had
five doctors; each one said it was im
possible for me to live.
"I hadn't taken Doan's Kidney Fills
long before I began to feel better. I
kept on and was soon able to get up.
The swelling gradually went away and
when I had used eleven boxes I was
completely cured. I have never had a
bit of trouble since. I owe my life and
my health to Doan's Kidney Pills.".
Gat Doama at Amy Stan. BOe Bax
Gazing at a Hero.
"Why is the crowd gazing with such
admiration, almost awe, on him? Is
he the governor?"
-uovernorj run nes no mere gov
ernor ! He's the chap who owns the
hnttrloflraaH Ttill nnn thaf f aaI, t
at the bench show." Browning's.
Because Cuticura Quickly Removes
Them Trial Free.
On rising and retiring gently smear
the face with Cuticura Ointment. Wash
off the Ointment in five minutes with
Cuticura Soap and hot water, using
plenty of Soap. Keep your skin clear
by making Cuticura your every-day
toilet preparations. -
Free sample each by mall with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L.
Boston. Sold, everywhere. Adv.
Still Suffering.
"Don't you think her voice Is Im
proved?" "Perhaps, but not cured."
Oh, That's Different.
May Has Mr. Baton declared his in
tentions? Dora Yes.
May What did he say?
Dora He declared in a most decid
ed manner that he would never marry.
What Could He Do?
- The Monon passenger car was filled
and when a stop was made at a small
way station a man and woman board
ed It.
Mr. S., who was occupying a seat
by himself, arose and offered the wom
an a seat. She accepted, but when
Mr. S. resumed his seat she remarked :
"I prefer my husband to sit by me. If
you please."
When asked what he did, Mr. S. re
plied : "Well, what could I do . but
comply?" Indianapolis News.
. Tomb of Mohammed Looted.
Intense indignation has been aroused
throughout the Mussulman world by
the sacrilege of the Turkish govern
ment, which seized the Jewels and
money which the faithful in the course
of centuries have deposited on the
tomb of Mohammed. Among these treas
ures are a large number of precious
stones, Including the famous diamond
known as the "Shining Star," which
the Turkish government has carried
away. This stone is valued at more
than one and one-half million dollars.
who love to gratify
children's desire for
the same articles of
food and drink that
grown-ups use, find
just the dung.
"There's a Reason"

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