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MS Prints All Official County News WA-KEENEY, KANSAS, JULY 11, 1918 40th Year Number 20 Your $50 Liberty Bond It will protect 1000 soldiers from smallpox and 666 from typhoid. It will assure the safety of 139 wounded soldiers from lockjaw, the germs of which swarm in Bel gian soil. It will render painless 400 operations, supply two miles of bandages enough to bandage 555 wounds. . It will care for 160 injuries in the way of "first aid packets." ' It will furnish adhesive plasters and surgical gauze enough to benefit thousands of wounded soldiers. Every purchaser of a Liberty Bond performs a dis tinct individual service to his country and to our boys in FrfLD.cc JULY PAYMENTS NOW DUE The WaKeeney State Bank P. E. KERAUS Plumbing and Heating Pumps, Tanks and Windmills Fairbanks &c Morse Gas Engines and Tractors ALMOST DOUBLED QUOTA St. Louis, Mo., July 2, 1918. Mr. C. L. Hardman, War Fund Campaign Mgr., A. R. C. Trego County Chapter. Wa-Keeney, Kansas. Dear Mr. Hardman: . . . . . . I am advised that the Red Cross Chapter, of which you were War Fund Campaign manager, has reported to date subscriptions of $9,400.00 which i3 considerable in excess of its quota of $5,000.00. It should be a source of great sat isfaction to you to feel that due en tirely to the efforts of yourself and the other War Fund Campaign Man agers in your state, it has so largely exceeded its quota of $1,000,000 by reporting total subscriptions of $2,762,489.69 and that the Southwest ern Division with a quota of $7,250. O00 has to date recorded subscriptions of $17,181,098.27. I am very grateful to you for your efforts in behalf of the Red Cross. We are fortunate, indeed, in having been able to enlist the services of affairs like yourself who were willing to devote their time and energy to ward the Second War Fund Cam paign. Please convey to the men and women who have "so ably assisted you, my sincere thanks for the splendid Everyone who has taken advantage of the Closing Out Sale prices at The Wa-Keeney Clothing Company, is making a saving for . themselves much greater than you will realize until you wait until win ter comes and then try to buy your winter clothing. Our sale has been very successful, better than we had ever ex pected and we are giving our best efforts during this sale to please all who may come and purchase of us during this sale. Everything on sale is marked at a price that you can be your own judge, and the merchandise which we have on sale is of the highest standards and any one buying any thing in this store during this sale and find ft not to be satisfactory we kindly ask you to come and tell us and we will make it right. V We are well supplied yet on most every line asd ask you not to put off your buying until it is too late. We have just received a big shipment of Men's KaKi shirts which was from an order we had placed some time ago and have been fortunate enough in getting these in and while they last we are going to give you the benefit of them. These are shirts that would retail for at least $1.50, on this sale we have marked them to go at 98 cents. We have appreciated the business which you have given us during this sale and in return we are making greater efforts to please you throughout the sale. -THE- I Wa-Keeney work which they have accomplished. Yours very truly, J. L. Johnston, chairman. . A PERSONAL APPEAL FROM GOVERNOR CAPPER I wish it were not necessary to ask my friends to help me out in my cam paign, at the primary election, Tues day, August 6. But if I am to repre sent Kansas, my native state, at Washington, as I believe Kansas folks wish it to be represented, this help is most necessary. By doing my sworn duty as Gover nor for nearly four years I have made an increasing number of the right kind of enemies. It is owing to my duties as Governor, which have been more than doubled by the war, that I have been unable to make a personal canvass for the nomination. I must rely absolutely on my friends. At the primary, I shall need the help of every sincere personal friend and every friend of good government, because of certain sinister . political influences that will make common cause against me at that time, that being their best opportunity to defeat me as a candidate. ARTHUR CAPPER. Clothing Co. j J DICTAGRAMS How few think justly Of the thinking few; How many never- think Who think they do! - The above is not a dicta gram. It one of the epigram which was quoted by Col. J. G. Camp, lecturer, at the chautauqua here last summer. Al though not easily recalled or quoted, it is a good thing to remember and it will bear repeating once a year or oftener. And speaking of the chautauqua we had here about a year ago, those who had the pleasure of hearing the lec ture by Dr. John Merritte Driver will be sorry to hear that he died at his home in Chicago a few weeks ago. The allies should go into Russia. They should go via Vienna and Berlin and drive the bloody Hun before them. And equally of course there should be somebody at the back door with a club say at Archangel and Vladivos tok for it would be the crime of all the centuries to let a Hapsburg or a Hohenzollern get away." However much or little you may ad mire the Reverend Dr. Gordon, of Topeka, he hits the hail on the head when he says the war should not end until the flags of the allies are flying over Berlin. The first of July brings to mind the old juvenile rigmarole, "Richman, Poorman, Etc." but in our grown-up days we substitute other words and repeat them with a greater sense of responsibility: Ice man, coal man, water man and sfll; light man, phone man come to call; butcherman, baker man all the bills are big; milk man, grocer man dig, dig, dig! Yep! Life is just one darn dig after another until finally we just "dig in" and quit. .. This war has hiked the price on nearly everything. At the close of the Franco-Prussian war the bloody Hun was satisfied with an indemnity of one billion dollars. Now he wants the allies to pay him forty-five billions to pay him for the trouble of starting this war and destroying lives and property. How quickly old, familiar sounds at tract our attention! When the bloody Hun took the Black Sea warships from the Russians he promised to keep them out of the war." . FINANCIAL REPORT OF SECOND RED CROSS WAR FUND Wa-Keeney Sale $1,950 51 Wa-KeeBiey Subscriptions 2,657 85 Collyer Sale & Subscriptions 2,590 33 Ogallah Subscriptions & Sale 1,646 16 Riverside Sale 617 89 $9,462 83 Deposited to the credit of Second Red Cross War Fund, W. G. McAdoo, Treasurer. Wa-Keeney State Bank $3,485 02 Trego County State Bank 3,612 11 - $7,097 13 25 per cent paid to Trego County Red Cross chapter 2,365 70 $9,462 83 C. L. HARDMAN, C. R. KIRBY, Chairra n. Cashier. BIGGER PENSIONS Pensioners now on the roll are ex pected to receive the increase recent ly granted by congress, in their pay ments on and after August 4, 1918. Those having served ninety days or more, $30.00 per month. If they have reached the age of 72 and serv ed six months the rate will be $32.00 per month; one year, $35.00 per month; one and a half years, $38.00 per month; two years or over, $40.00 per month. Pensioners now on the roll will re ceive the increase without applica tion. Those dn lower rates under other laws than the act of May 1912 will be required to file application with the Commissioner of Pensions to receive the benefit of the new law. The veterans of the Spanish war, their widows and orphans are also to be taken care of by enactment. Wanted Your gunny sacks. Bring them to - Farmers' Elevator, ' Wa- Keeney Adv. 13tfV ' . ' PETTIJOHN'S ANNOUNCEMENT The announcement of the ' candi dacy of L. J. Pettijohn, of Dodge City, for; the. republican nomination vfor I secretary of state will be received with approval. In the first place Mr. Pettijohn is well qualified for the pos ition. There is no one who can fulfill the many and important duties of the J L. J. PETTIJOHN Republican Candidate for Secretary of State. office better, and mighty few could do as well. In the second place during his active public life he has made a record for ability and efficiency wher ever he has been called upon, and he adds to the business qualities a kind ly, courteous manner which is of ad vantage to the public. His integrity is unquestioned and there is no doubt bujt that he would make a splendid state official. In Southwest Kansas, Mr. Pettijohn wfiQ be exceptionally strong. ' He has Atx a J. actor in its growth and, pror-, gress, -a helperxln all -' the forward movements, and a personal friend of more people than any other man that we know of. - He has made the good fight for others and now they will doubtless make it for him. Hutchison News. ANOTHER LETTER FROM NEIL UFFORD France, June 5, 1918. Mr. Ralph S. Pierson Dear "Peg:" Am in a hospital but writing this; the M. O. just went his rounds and after he made his usual inquiry, name ly, "Well, how do you feel this morn ing, sonny ? and had received his usual reply from me "excellent sir." he marked me "out" which means that I return to duty today, all of which I am very thankful for, noth- withstanding the fact that I have spent a very enjoyable fortnight here, considering1 certain rheumatic limita tions. This is a British hospital un der direction of an American (Phila delphia, Fa.,) unit, and with excep tion of a few American patients, there is a composition of mostly Tommies, Scotch, Australians and Canadians. All from the front line and in this word mostly gas victims. It is absol utely horrible to see some of those afflicted with "mustard gas" suffer for days and finally check in for "mustard gas" simply bums the lungs to a fatal degree and chars the skin like fire. It's nearly always "nappar" for a "mustard gas" victim. We had a very exciting trip across the pond and one or two thrills that I'm glad to have experienced but don't care to have repeated, am sin cerely hoping that it will prove to be one of those thrills that come once and only once in a life time. I couldn't begin to write a description of all that took place but will make a long story short by s implying telling you that we sank two submarines, one of which entertained us with close up scrap and gave our boat a chance to show a grand old lady she was by side stepping and dodging one of those torpedoes by a margin of a few feet. An English torpedo boat destroyer a boat for which I have the utmost respect speeded to our rescue and dropped a depth bomb on Fritz, after which we went on our way unmolested save for a heavy sea which toyed around with my stomach in a very distasteful manner. Almost as soon as we landed somewhere' in England we entrained (in one of those toy shop trains) for somewhere else in England and that same day MARGARET SWIGGETT Bonded" Abstracter. V INSURANCE FARM LOANS Wa-Keeney, Kansas (Register of Deeds of Trego County Eight Consecutive- Years) saw us crossing that famous channel and after another short boat ride we landed on French soil and were march ed to a rest camp where we did every thing but rest for three days. A rest camp is a joke and surely must have been named that by the man who in vented camaflauge anyway I never had the privilege of resting in a rest camp.. After riding a day in one of the smallest box cars I. ever saw forty, of us to a car we detrained- once more and matched to our billets not far behind the, lines but perfectly safe according to the rules of safety employed over here and after being comfortably? installed in a stone barn, we were told we would remain there preparatory to taking over our first trench. Could hear the big guns very distinctly and experienced a miniture earthquake every time they sent one over in the direction of Ber lin. Since Fritz began his late drive it sounds like a huge drum corps up the line and at night looks like a western Kansas prairie fire. Air raids are common here but very unpopular and I never find any keen enjoyment in crawling. out of the hay during the nigh in response to a gas alarm. France is a beautiful little country at this time of the year, especially, but a pitiful contrast in its war condition, to the many descriptions I have read. One must use a certain amount of imagination to .appreciate this country as it must have been before the war. One hears Jots of French at every turn but I have not I learned to "compree" much of thej lingo and the money system is slowly driving me to despair. .. v It would seem very unsoldierly for me to admit that I am homesick in the least, so naturally,' will deny it, but naturally you can only guess to what extent I would enjoy a visit to the little town of Wa-Keeney. Always glad to leave and happier to return, Which necessiates that. I tell you-of some of the things which tend . to make one long for home environments. To begin with I had 'my first cup of coffee today, .since I left the states. Everyone drinks tea over her and the English tea habit is one of the pecul iarities that is hardest to endure. One needs only to set down to eat to fully realize that this is a steady old war indeed. They absolutely refuse to fall for base ball over here and I found one person who knew a single game that I was acquainted with.. That game, very fortunately was cribbage and that person a nurse in this ward. She is the only woman I ever saw who could play a standard game of crib bage and really stand to be beaten. ,Its impossible to get - American cigarettes over here and these English "fags" are rotten. Am thinking ser iously of using some of Prof. Niesley's brand of will power and cutting it out altogether. The climate here is very damp and the sea breezes goes clear through you when the sun isn't out. We hear very little war news here so it is hard to judge anything pertaining to the war in a fair way. Have had som interesting conversations with Tom mies who have served since the war began. They are of the opinion that it can't last long. I am of the opinion that when our bunch gets started, we're going through and all hell Can't stop us because we are not war weary, we are young and strong and all Americans. You have my consent to show this to anyone who might be interested as it would be quite a task for me to write to each of ' my friends as I would like to do. Would appreciate hearing from you, Ralph, altnou?h we don't expect much mail and I haven't received any todate. Best regards to everyone, . N. D. Ufford. Address: Corp. Neil D. Ufford, No. 1449759, 3rd Bat, 137 Inf. A. E. F. LETTER FROM CECIL P. RUPPE jOn Board, July 3, 1918 Dear. Sir: I am going to write yon a letter be cause I see some of the other boys have written and as I have never written to you before 111 try once to see if I miss the waste basket. Tomorrow is the 4th and I suppose you will haVe a big celebration and I hope a good time too. I sure will be glad we get our or ders to start for the other side as I nave never oeen across yet aitnougn Fve seen the .ocean from Maine to Panama, but we were not in sight of land. - Some of the boys wrote back and said that they didnt miss a meal on the way over. That sure is fine, because sea sickness is a very uncom fortable feeling. I was sick one day when we were in a storm and a big wave washed three men overboard. We saved one man after he had been in the water 40 minutes. That was the only time I have been sea sick or miss ed a meal in nine months of sea ser vice. The Captain and most of the crew were sick that day. I see by the paper that several of the boys have joined the navy or are going to soon. - ' I saw a parody on Tipperary and I think it was cut out of your paper, so am sending you another one. The Kaiser wrote a letter To the President one day Saying if you want some trouble Just come right this-way. For your great big battle ships We don't give a single snap And if you cross our boundary line Well blow you off the map. Chorus It's a hard thing to like the Kaiser It's a hard thing to do. It's a hard thing to lick the Kaiser And the Allies know it to So its good by to little Italy -:TeJFranc and Russia too, For the "only one to lick the Kaiser Is our own Red, White and Blue. . ..The U. &. Naw U.-' is for -the uniform we're wearing. S. is for. the states we represent N.'is for the Navy brave and true A. is for the aims that we present V.: is- for the little ten day vacations, Y. is for the years we have to serve -D..4. 4.1. 1 1 A . 1 1 . 1 i . . . "i. mem an togetner iney spell tne U. S.'Navy, A word that means four years to us. A Toast to the Kaiser Here's to. the Kaiser the limburger cheese, . ' May the swell in his head go down to his knees, May he break his neck on the Hinden- burg line, And go to hell croaking "The Watch On the Rhine." , Cecil P. Ruppe. TVl fflllnUJl n (J- illnc t-T-O f 1 ITrt i going the rounds and it will pay you to preserve it and read it frequently. A soldier threaded his weary way back to the colonel's dugout. He had been in half a dozen skirmishes in as many weeks. He was still intact, but scratched and wearied from crawling through wire and in and out of shell craters. He entered the dugout and saluted with a click of heels and hand to cap. "Colonel," he said, "I think I will have to quit. The battles are getting to be too many. It's rather too much of a good . thing. I have given about all I an of time and strength and blood to this war. ' I am going home." No, the incident didVt happen. Bat why shouldn't it? There are a lot of civilians here at heme turning down sach appeals, as the Red' Cress and the Liberty Loans because "the calls are so many." RED CROSS NOTES All those persons who became mem bers of the Red Cross in June and July of 1917, and have not renewed their membership since then, should renew now. All such should make re newal application and pay the annual membership fee, $1.00, to some one of the membership committee; Mrs. G G. Jones, Mrs. F. C. Wollner, Mrs, J. H. Heckman, or Mrs. C. M. Hutchi son, according to the convenience of the renewing member. The committee will appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. As the war goes on Red Cross work becomes more and more necessary and all workers and others should keep up their member ship without solicitation. Buy War Saving Stamps at post office and banks. It's the best way we know of to save money.