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TEDKEff Prints All Official County News WA-KEENEY, KANSAS, JULY 4, 1918 40th Year Number 19 WES " lt.0tttftfttt'frttY'1"'1aiaaaa i A LONG PULL AND STRONG PULL THE HAUL IS STILL A LONG ONE It is good business, good patriotism, and good conservation to forget most . of the headlines and concentrate strictly upon the long, hard grind between to day and the final result , VICTORY ' The WaKccney State Bank P. E. KERATJS Plumbing and Heating Pumps, Tanks and Windmills Fairbanks & Morse Gas Engines and Tractors DICTAGRAMS Old Si rises to inquire how many of Patriot Schwinndleheimer's "sons have volunteered for service in the army? Any man' who would accept a nom ination brought about by such attacks as are being made upon Chas. F. Scott is too low down to be worthy of a nomination for any position and should be defeated not later than November. But then, he may get it in his boney red neck before November.' (Which has no reference to anybody's turkey.) Should old acquaintances be forgot, etc? Well, the return of the hay fever season brings some half-for. gotten fellow-victims to mind all right enough. O ye3, misery loves company, but It is the nature of hay fever to make .a man hate his own mother. - The expression, "one jar of plumbs" , may be interpreted to mean about a "half gallon of straight-ups," more or less. (Get it?) And it's about time for some of the sweltering loafers to jump onto poor i MORE BARGAINS , Our stock is going fast, but there are a few more bargains left, for the young, middle age, and aged. Everything in the Clothing line must be sold and will be sold re gardless of price. Our prices are way below what we could buy the goods for today. Come in and take advantage of our Closing Out Sale. Everything in our store goes at Rock Bottom Prices. -THE- Wa-Keeney old 'General Humidity. It must be that the? war is approach ing the middle of the river Bulgaria 3eeras to be "getting Teady to trade horses. It was the morning when about forty of our boys were starting for the training camp and she was a bride of only three weeks who said between half-stifled sobs "Oh, he'll come back, all right!" And then she dried her eyes and smiled the best and bravest little' smile of which she was capable. And that is the spirit that js going to win this war the spirit of sacrifice, of unselfish devotion and undivided loyalty. 1 Next to the buttinsky and the town gossip, the devil most admires the coward. ' Oh certainly, US plain slacker fol lows the foregoing trio closely in Sat anic favor. 1 Probably you are watching the casualty lists as they are pulbished in the daily papers. If so you no doubt have noticed how much easier they are to read when a "whole line is de voted to each name and address, in stead of having them all jumbled up together. How large does the full Inoon ap pear to be? As big as a pearl but ton? or a silver dollar? a western reserve cheese or a wagon wheel ? Probably no two people have exactly the same notion about it. Looking in tently at the full moon one evening recently a little Wa-Keeney girl im agined she could see warts on the face of the man in the moon one the face of the man in the moon. Well, after all, the man - in the moon is an impudent old wart all right and always has been. Even grown girls have noticed that. An accomplished equestrienne can ride two or three horses quite success- fully at one and the same time but as Clothing Co. a general rule one steed is safer and hence more likely to arrive at a given destination' on time. -:. . There is . a great variety' of ' cam ouflage in this life and always has been. While the word is new to us, yet pretense and make-believe are as old as the hills. Some of these paragraphs are not die tag-ram 3 merely -- idiosyncrasies-. Let the reader provide his own assay. And perhaps you are wondering where or what the "western reserve1 is or was. . DISPLAYING THE FLAG Many questions have arisen as to the proper method to hang a flag when displayed without the use of a flagstaff, as from a building or on the wall., of a room. The Army and Navy Journal recently published the follow- Hrig information on the subject gain ed from an army officer who has made a special study of the question: The position of "the union or starry. fields in a flag flying from a staff or mast is of course well established 1 both by regulations and customs ; but as to he position of the flag when not attached to a staff, there is end less diversity of opinion. There are no official regulations as to the matter and there is no accepted opinion even as to the prevailing custom. -Army officers themselves do not agree, some holding that it is the best army cus tom to keep the union at the left as ones faces the flag whether it is hung from the front of a building either horizontally or vertically. This, how ever, does not agree with what ap pears to be the growing custom to hang the flag with relation to the points of the compass, the union' be ing hung to the north or east as the case may be. Not until the first ad ministration of President McKinley was any (Concerted action taken to forn evn by- custom some sort of reg-i ulations ;which might finally be ac cepted by the public without their be ing backed by law. This work was un dertaken by a committee on decor ations, the members of which "sug gested" to those who hung flags from their windows . or across walls, that the union the starry field should be either to the north or the east, as the street ran east and west or north and south. The only reason that can be found for the adoption of this custom is that in all sciences these directions are regarded as "positive" for in stance, in mapmaking the northern and eastern portions of a city are always, outlined in heavier marking. The flag should never be draped, though it has been and still is com monly used for this - purpose. The main object is that when draped against a wall or stand the fabric usually becomes stained, warped or manglged by breezes and by splinters from the wood. Whenever possible. the flag should be flown from a staff or mast so that it may be as free as the people it represents. So far as can be learned no European1 country per mits its national emblem to be draped as a decoration. This may be however, because no other flag lends itself so nicely to this purpose as does that of the United States. Our flag should not be used as a cover over a table, box or desk, -nor 'placed where any thing can be placed upon it. When the national flag and other flags are flown together, the former should al- aysbe on the right When the flag is nown at Half-staff as a sign of mourning, - it should be hoisted -to' "full staff", at the conclusion of the funeral. When the flag (or several of them) isused in unveiling a monu ment or statue, it should never be per mitted to fall to the ground, but should be carried aloft to wave free, at once forming a distinctive feature to the occasion and honoring the em blem. " When clusters and draping of the colors are desired as a decoration use red, white and blue bunting but not the flag. If it is so used, however. care should be taken that it is' not placed below a person sitting on stand, platform or rostrum, for ex ample, when the President delivered his war address to Congress April 2, the flag hung vertically beneath the clock of the House of Representatives back of the President , with the field in the upper left corner. If bunting is used, army customs requires that the red shall be at the top, then the tvhite and -finally the blue. Kansas City Star. ' - ; Smoked mesfcs at Baker's. Adr. NEIL UFFORD WRITES Dear Sister and All: I can remember that I. used, to, drop a coin on most any old drum I saw laying ' around the street, but I can never remember that I "ever calculat ed to derive aiiy good from the sport tut here I am using Salvation Army (taper and trying to be economic with it too. - "One never can tell' and after all, this is a small, small world. -, Won't go into details about "telling you where I am. Wrote the folks and suppose you heard from them will be out in h couple of days. Am glad for the opportunity to write a few tetters though I have ar hell of time Omitting stuff to save the censor the trouble and still find enough to write f&out to compose a letter. Am think ing -of getting a regular form and simply filling out the blanks as per suggestion I saw in some comic edition circulated around camp.' ) They - brought me - up x here - from sor.iewhere behind the lines where" we wcjre billeted in a village. Our com Tjany is up the line somewhere now and I expect to join them in a day or two. - ' . ' -t.' I see" lots of Wounded being brought in eery day some go on to "Blignty and others take the cure : here. rThey all prefer "Blignty" and speak of it as some' saint would speak of heaven. There are pure "Tom mies, "Australians" "Scotch" "Amer icans" all suffering alike, "but differ ent causes of course, in this word all of them from the front and mighty fine fellows too. I like the Scotties and the Australians exceedingly well and of course any one would like a Tpmmy. Have seen the big guns in action and can feel the ground vibrate every now and then as they send one over to Fritz. At night they flight -up the sky like one of our Western Kan sas prairie fires. Sure is great, but it. is war and everyone wonders where it-will end. Had some real sport coming over ar.d -incidentally was introduced to i"iVy first war exeperiehce." Have not dared to. write about it but will take a chance here as an old timer told me it 'would be all right. We sank (cut out by censor) coming over and had a close up scrap with our last one. A .destroyer- sank her and it was sure keen to see- the maneuvering. " They missed our big boat with a torpedo by 3 yards as they thought we were going at a faster speed. The shot that was meant for her" got the Tus cania. I read a good story in Colliers before I left camp entitled "Eyes of the World" or of the "Sea" or some thing. See if you can find it probably in March issue. Haven't learned to Pollyooo any yet but expect to be able to catch on to a little of it in a couple of years. It seems strange to be away over here in France and at the portals of the goal for which we have been training for almost impossible , to believe it but here we are, some bunch, same habits, same pep and the same idea that Fritz is not too big a handful for' us. I am not going to write often as its no use and an especially hard thing to do. I intend letting you all know in common how I am from time to time and you must all write. Have heard from no one as yet and it may be months before I do. It's nice to imagine I have .plenty of it on the road. If we -should get a mail and I have no share in it well I'd hate "to make any -threats at this stage of the game bo write. Your brother, Corporal Neil D. Ufford. No. 1, 449,759, 3rd battalion, 137 reg't. A. E. F. PLOW FIRE GUARDS NOW There are a good many wheat fields around Wa-Keeney that lie along the railway tracks. On account of the low grade of coal now being used in locomotives the danger of sparks is much greater than in former years. Wheat should be shocked at least 200 feet from the edge of the right of way and a wide fire guard made be tween the grain -and . the railroad fence. The providing of adequate guards is just as important for the protection of stacks as of shocks. Pro tection for hay and other crops should also be provided. Many of the farmers in this vicin ity take these precautions regularly. but others are careless. It is of the utmost importance to save the grain and feed this year. The farmer who is careful will be serving his country as well as himself. Honey to loan- See E. D. Wheeler. MARGARET Bonded Abstracter INSURANCE Wa-Keeney, (Register of Deeds of Trego LETTER FRCP! LONDON Headquarters American Troops m England. Belgrave Mansions Hotel. Dear Brother and All:. I wrote a letter home yesterday and started one to you but did not get it finished. It "is almost time that I should begin? to hear from some of you, but I am quite sure it will take some, time yet. "" 1 t .fin in lAnlrai and lik& it bet ter ever day.' It is quite a change to come from the camp to a noisy place like this." There are no street cars in the district but a continual line of buses going up and down the streets,; so we may get on a bus at our door and ride to the office "for two cents. "but we walks most of the 'time to get the fresh air -and exercise. It takes us fifteen minutes to walk to our rooming house, 'which is located in a. very nice place in the city. My room mate and I each pay $1.75 per week for our room and I know we could not get a better one for four times that price. Our land-lady does all she can to make it pleasant for us and even keeps bouquet of flowers on our table. We cook our -own break fast every morning and whatever we want .she gets for us and we pay her at the end of the week. V We were paid .the .15th - of this month. I drew $24.00 and the first .of the month. I will get $75.00, but my insurance and allotment are taken out of this. , By being paid twice a month we ..don't stand .much of "a chance, of being I&keV.8J''f . After being here a month I ought to be able to save a little, for it does not cost so much to live here. We get all we want to eat at the Y. M. C- A. for 25 cents .and if we want to buy clothing it is much cheaper than over there. I gave $1.50 for a pair of leg gins that cost $5.00 or $6.00 per pair any place over there, and hair-cut costs 12 cents so it is not near as bad as one would expect it to be. A very large group of U. S. soldiers marched by here last week and they were certainly welcomed by the English people and we were glad to see them as there are not very many American soldiers in London. - We were issued more clothing last week so we look very much better than we did with our old trousers and trench shoes. We were asked manv mes how we liked it in France, for they though we had come from the trenches and of course we told them it was h h as though we knew all about it. One thing they have here that you do not have is saloons. There is one at every corner and five .or six in be tween. Women go in and drink with the men and there are women bar tenders.-. They drink beer here instead of coffee for Sunday dinner and of course we have to be in style. ! Last -night we got' acquainted with two pretty girls -who live just a -little ways from us and asked them to show us the city. "We got on the bus and I really don't know where we did go but when we got there we had to come right back as ;he girls had -to be in at "10 o'clock. We "kept on "wait ing for a bus, but when they did come they were crowded so we took the tube, which is an underground rail way. If you want to get to a place in a hurry the underground railway will sure get you there. Well, I must close for this time. Send my best regards to Mrs. Holberg and Mamie. - -. Love to all. ' .Carl Olson. PUZZLED A medical journal vouches for this story: A distinguished surgeon, while making his rounds through a hospital, was momentarily dazed when a wounded soldier inquired querulous: "Say, doctor, when one doctor doctors another doctor? does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor the other doctor like the doctor waats to be doctored, or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor the other doctor like the other doctor who is doing'' the .doctoring wants to doctor lit-t? Ex. , -' SWIGGETT FARM LOANS' Kansas IN County Eight " Consecutive Tears) HOW FAR BEHIND THE ARE YOU? BOYS One of Pershing's men, returned from France, was speaking: . . "When I left for home," he said, "the boys over there were feeling pretty blue, because they thought that you here in America were not backing them up as you ought. We had a pretty bitter winter over there. The weather was the coldest .France has known in years. Many of us were without proper food and clothing. Some were even without shoes. None of us were complaining, though, but the feeling that when we were doing so much for you, you were not doing tip, sometimes bit in pretty hard. "We felt like the little Irish felt in a Y. M. G. A. hut, one' evening. A bunch of us had gathered there t listen to a speaker from America. During the course of his lecture he said: "We in America, are behind you boys to man." "Then my little Irish friend got up. 'Yes,' he said, 'you're all behind us, all right, a h H of a ways behind 4,000 miles." Are you that-far behind the boys? If you are, move up closer. Put all your energy into this War Savings'" Campaign. jSave to the utmost of your ability -and put your savings in Mi$i&& na' get vervone else to do tne same. JVLaKe tne boys in. France .realize that while the mileage may.b grraaJ it is easily spanned by your, willingness to . help. . PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S FAITH Lincoln, pictured as a disbeliever ' has been misrepresented, according to Herbert ' Posti a 90-year-old Kansas Citiani who for years lived less than a block from the war President in Springfield, HI. The President's re serve in speaking"bf religious matters gave foundation for the rumor of bis infidelity which ha3 grown until to day, it is often accepted as a fact. In his unpublished memoirs, Mr. Post gives the following account of one of the few occasions on which Lincoln spoke of his religious convic tions. At the close of the day, Lincoln woula close his daor to the .public and would often ask Newton Bateman t come in for a quiet talk. Mr. Bateman. was then superintendent of school of the state. On one of these occasions Lincoln said: "I am not a Christian, God know I would like to be one:. I have carefully read, the Bible but I ' do not fully understand it." He .drew from his, bosom a copy of the New Testament. "I know there is a God and that he has a place for ma to work, I believe I am ready. I know I am right for Christ teaches it, and Christ is God." "After expressing his view on the overruling of Providence the subject of prayer was introduced by Lincoln, who freely -avowed .his belief in the duty, .privilege and efficacy of prayer and said he had caught Divine -guid ance and favor." ', In replying to a statement made by ' Mr. Bateman that few persons knew of his belief on religion, Lincoln is quoted as saying: "I know the people are ignorant of my feelings on these matters. I am obliged to appear dif ferently to some, but I think more upon thce subjects than "upon all others, and' I am willing you should knew it , His conversation, Mr. Post believes, showed a deep and sincere faith in God. His kindly and Christ like actions in the war times gave proof that he was a Christian, devout and unyielding. . In spite of his silence on church affairs, Lincoln harbored a. reverence for God even deeper than that held by those who picture him as a disbeliever. Kansas City Star. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keraus, of Wa Keeney, were in Grinnell the latter part of the-week, interviewing Mrs. T, R. Moore, in regard to renting her" bouse. Grinnell Record. Fresh Pork at Bakers. Adr..