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BAXTER SPRINGS NEWS.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. CHARLES L. SMITH, Editor and Proprietor. B. W. PATTON, Associate Editor. Ons copy on year Ii.oo One copy lis mootbi .30 One copy tore months .tj All Linda f inH PR I MTINR rarnlnllv ad promptly attended to. Call and ae specimen! and get prices. All subscriptions are payable in advance and I bote not paid in advance will be cbarged tor at tbe rate of $1.13 per year. Kntered at tbe poetofCce at Oaiter Spring 1, Kantai, ai second-clakfl matter. THURSDAY, AUG. 29. From Monday's Reunion Daily. W. R. C DAY TUESDAY Tomorrow (Tuesday) will be W. R. C. day, and it promises to be a most interesting one to the old soldiers and members of the relief corps in attendance at the reunion. At previous reunions only part of one day has been given to this organization for the rendition of exercises. Last year the reunion management permitted a special program to be delivered by the Corps. This year a program has been prepar ed for both forenoon and after noon, and Mrs. Sarah C. Scovi-U, who has charge of the workings of the W. R. C. at the reunion, has arranged for interesting ex ercises to be rendered tomorrow. Judge G. H. Walser, of Liberal, Mo., will be here tomorrow and deliver an address under the aus pices of the Corps. Mrs. Esther Walser will also appear on the program and deliver a vocal solo. The exercises will begin at 10:30 in the morning. . The officers of this Reunion Association wish it distinctly un derstood that law and order and public decency will be enforced on the reunion ground, and ev ery effort will be made to protect visitors from crooks, thieves and sandbaggers, if any of that class should attempt to "do business" here. The old veterans and oth ers who honor these meetings with their presence do not come here, however, to listen to re ligious homilies or ethical disser tations. This is not an ecclesi astical conference or a Sunday school affair. The veterans and their friends come to Camp Lo gan Park to enjoy a pleasant outing to be entertained, and to be rejuvenated and made glad by friendly discourse with old com rades and friends. They do not care to .be bothered about ab stract ethical propositions or fine spun theories of ethereal philoso phies. On with the mern'-go-round ! Baxter Springs has demon strated her ability to be assimi . lated by large crowds. We are thronged with pleasure-seeking strangers. Our provincialism is submerged as it were in a great cosmopolitan wave. It will take its some time, after this reunion ? n n M 4 aann .1 -.1.1.4 -h.a a1 An .St la uvci, lu icaujuai vuiacnn iv the quiet humdrum of village life. . OUR OFFICERS. John M. Cooper, president of the Inter-State Reunion Associa tion, was a member of the gal lant 16th Illinois, and is not only a veteran, but a son of a veteran. His father lost an arm in tbe ser vice and was one of the fighting captains of Illinois. John main tains his fighting record, but is iIvitq rfrwil nt thpito ore at r- unions. Vice-president J. J. Fribley, was a real captain in the 98th Ohio. He served through the war, was wounded in battle and .... 11 . 1 - OlilA VA1 1 IC9 t LMl KtU IU 1113 UnUi but has never ceased looking for the Johnny who was so careless with his run. .,- F. D. W. Arnold, second vice president, served in the 4th Wis consin cavalrj and was literally shot to pieces and left for dead pon the battle field at Baxter Springs, "by QuantreU's Guerillas. Frank always takes a lively in terest in the reunions at Camp Lojan and never fails to be pres ent when health permits. Third vice-president and adju tant, J. M. McNay, did what he thought was valiant service in the 45th Iowa. Ilia ancestors fought in the Revolutionary war and his immediate relatives have fought in every war since that date. Captain A. C. Jlillegoss was in the fighting 7th Indiana. He be come so used to fighting that he continues, to this day, either fighting sin or the professional politician. He and his regiment did excellent service. William Blundell, of Chetopa, arrived Sunday, and reported Monday morning at ( o'clock. His report was made from the mouth of the camp cannon, and everybody heard it for miles around. General Manager, Charles Col lins, is a ladies' man, and also a son of a veteran. His father was one of the best fighting men Kan sas ever sent to the front. He was with John Brown before the war and always admired his cour age. Chas. L. Smith, license agent, is a son of a Michigan brave and true soldier, who served over fout years and Charles has always bien willing to take up the fight where his father left off. Captain William Smith, direc tor, went early to the front with his Illinois boys and stayed until the enemy raised the white flag. Captain H. R. Hubbard, quar ter-master, served in the First Illinois cavalry. He has a fine record as an officer and soldier, and is at the head of the Prison ers of War Association. All of these officers have work ed hard for the benefit of this Association, and its present high standard is due largely to their untiring efforts in its behalf. They have paid off about $5 500.00 of the indebtedness, leav ing less than $1500.00 due, and the assets now amount to over $8000.00. J. M. McNay, adjutant, says all grievances will be settled at headquarters at the muzzle of a 44, and all those disobeying or ders will be shot on sight with out notice." Now will you be good? Great credit is due Comrade Frank Miller for the splendid condition of the reunion grounds. He has labored diligently to bring them to their present ideal state of cleanliness and comfort, and we propose three cheers for the giant whose good right arm can wield a brush sevthe as vig orously as he ever wielded a bay onet in the days'of the civil war. Hurrah for J. Pluvius! He is on our side. The recent rains have made the roads and temper ature just right for outdoor en joyment. From Tuesday's Reunion Daily. 0UANTRELL MURDERERS MEET AND QUARREL The daily press last week con tained accounts of the reunion of Quantreli survivors near Inde pendence, Mo. Among other things stated in a dispatch sent out from Kansas City Aug. 23 concerning this select gang of cut-throats, we find the following: "David Edwardsj who was a mem berof Quantrell's band of guerillas, and Jim Cnmmings, a follower of the James and Younger boys in the days of their maraudings, quarreled todsy at tbe annual Quantrel reunion In a grove near Kansas City and Edwards drew a pistol and fired at Cummings. . Tbe bullet missed Cummings and struck tbe shoe of VV. K. Perkins do- . tag no damage and glanced off and struck tbe foot of Dr. O. C. Sheley, of Independence, Mo , inflicting a slight wound. Cummings was un armed. "Edwards, who is 73 years old, and Cummings, who is 60, live at the Con federate borne at Higginevilie, Mo. : Edwards was tskea to tbe county jail. He explains that be and Cum- . mings bad trouble il moot hi ago ; , that he offered today to compromiee ' and Cummiap refused, and that as a ' Qoantrell man be waa obliged to shoot and to shoot to kill. ' .."Edwards took part lath fight at Lawrence, Kaa., ia iS6j." ' At this late date, if the sur vivors of. the Quantreli gas? lack BuSlcicnt taste to If r?q'. : :t, it would seem that the daily press ought to be decent enough to re frain from giving their reunions any notice other than to mention the outcropping of their old-time murderous instinct, as shown in the above extract. For four and forty years the blood of the murdered victims of this infamous gang of maraud ers has cried from the ground for revenge, and it certainly was a miscarriage of justice that tbe last member of the Quantreli banditti was not hunted down and shot on sight. Their fiend ish escapades are too well known to need recapitulation here. It is doubtful if the annals of any civilized country on the face of the earth contain a parallel to the dark, and cruel and cowardly deeds perpetrated during and after the civil war by the Quan treli desperadoes. The day is here, and long has been, when the ex-union and ex- con federate soldier could clasp hands over tbe bloody breach that long rent in sunder our land ; but may God defer the day when courage, honor and decency can tolerate the name of Quantreli or feel toward the sur vivors of his band aught save 'lorror and contempt. The Duchess of Roastbeef was seen on the grounds yesterday. She was accompanied by the Prince of Muttonchops who wore front and side whiskers. The nobility are finding us out ! C. C. Pinnick and wife of Watertown, 111., arrived in the city Saturday evening to take in the reunion and visit relatives and friends. Claude is an under taker and embalmer and has a fat position with the Illinois West ern Hospital. Claude is enjoying tbe best of health and looks well. This is their first visit here for about four years, and they will be here about three weeks and oarticipate in a family reunion before their return home. Miss Blanche Silence, of the P. O. force, was quite seriously ill this week, antt Miss Florence Ryon helped to handle the P. O. work. W. W. Scott's sale is Sept. 5th, instead of 15, as advtd. Monday. When the Hair Falls Then It's time to tct! Notte3 to study, to read, to experi ment! You want to live fes hair, and save It quickly, tszl So mike up your mind ca rery minute that if yourtslf mr comei out you win use Ayer's Hair Vigor. It tatte the scalp healthy. The fcs!r stays In. It cannot do say thinf else. It's nature's vsy. he beet kin A of a tetlealel Maold to OTr alty y rm." 9 tiMMinii f ftrCrius, tyvf ?crf ncna-w Ml DO PAY THE Best Prices it all times for the following. Hena, per pound 07 c spring cblcken,2l6a and over .09 r Broilers, 1H to 2 ibo., per lb... ..09 c Boosters, old, each IS c Boosters, young:, each 19 c Sen Turkeys, per lb 07 . c Toang gobblers, per lb ..07 c Old gobblers, per lb 07 c Geese. per lb.......... 04 c Docks, per lb .09 1 Young docks, per lbs ....CO r Eggs, per doe.... 19 c Batter per lb.... 14 c Green bides, per lb ...0Bc Prices subject to narket change AIM BUTS HTDXB AHD FUSS. a est of Cooper's, Baxter Spring- Ths City Council HE HELD TilE TRAIil Dut How or Why Ho Could Not Explain Ono ot the limited trains was all of half an bour late In leaving Washing ton for Its warm westhenrard run to tbe south ons night last week, and soma of ths second-splitters In ths lowers had begun to make remarks about the people who wouldn't keep their cows at home, before there was any e-etawav racket Irom tne cnoo- its way racket irom tne cnoo-i But it s a wonder the train left Th.M ... . ..t Bi.n at thai choo. at an. station that night, and the train vulretarr of the Inter-State Reunion held for him. though be didn't tako ill,'' after all This waa tbe way of IL On that particular evening a local newapaper man who hadn't traveled much alnoe the 1. C. C. got the legis lative hypodermic, went down to the station to meet his home-bound spouse who'd been doing some family visit ing up near Smokevllle. Her train was due at 0:19, but bis watch waa dlsiy, and he landed at tbe main gate an easy half hour ahead of time. "Leave me hurdle the barrier." he suggested mildly to tbe blue back of tbe fat gateman. "My wire Is coming home, and I want to wait by the par allele and give her the grand clutch as aoon as she alights from Mrs. Pullman's little wagon." "Nope," replied - the fat gateman without turning around. "It's against tbe rules " "Uut," suggested the newspaper man not so mildly. "I've got a no tion I'm going out there, and " - But he d'dn't have time to finish, for tbe garemau fixed his face for a real ct...':h!ng look and swung around. A second later that gate man's bent friends wouldn't have known him. He got red In the face, then white, then red ujaln, lifted his lid, bowed and swung the gate open so fast ita hinges smoked, remarking, with a sickly grin: "You will have your little Joke, sir." The newspaper man drifted through In a haiy dream effect, and began walking ud and down the platform. wondering whether he wouldn't better go back and hand the fat gateman one on the noee for his real fresh, funny actions. But he noticed that the gateman had called some more uniforms to bis side, and that the bunch had their beada together, think ing in whlapers and looking In his direction. The newspaper man began to get worried. He looked himself over, dis covered that he waa wearing his shoes, that he hadn't forgotten his shirt and that there were no signs hanging around his person. And he had Just about decided to register a diagnosis of congenital lunacy against the crowd when one of the uniforms wobbled toward him. "Is there anything I can you?" he Inquired. The newspaper -man. pretty wall convinced that somebody was trying to get gay with him, scowled fero ciously. "Not a thing." he replied. grouchlly, thereupon the official said: "Thank you. air." and went away look ing as happy as a Boston broker oa copper holiday, About a minute later a portly par son in uniform steamed up, nodded re spectfully and touched his hat "No. 6 is pretty nearly on time, air" be remarked. "Telephone that up to the office; said the newspaper man, shortly. "It's worth an extra edition any day And nt that particular moment he began to feel light In the head. For the effect of that little pleasantry on the station master was something fearful to behold. He curled up and laughed and uncurled and laughed some more. And after he waa all through laughing he went trotting around the station telling that re mark to all the uniforms In sight and the train shed waa certainly a real hilarious place for awhile - But five minutes later the uniform ed person steamed back, looking pes tered In the head, and did another lowly approach. "Beg pardon, sir," he said, "hut when I saw you come In I wired down, and there's a drawing-room on six be ing saved for you." "That's mighty thoughtful," re cited the newspaper man. and the person did another departure, purring as contentedly as a Maltese cat Then No. I steamed In. and for the next SO or 25 minutes the newspaper man got dlppler every second. Every attache of the station had -their lamps glued on him an the time, and he be gan to feel aa prominent as J. Dlggum Rockefeller and John Alexander Do wis rolled Into one. But tbe-alr was fall of tension. . Seventeen people In uni form stood around looking as If they'd Hie to suggest something If they dared, and finally one of them drifted np looking trembly about the chin. and gave a preliminary cough: . "Beg pardon, alrj excuse me 'for mentioning It and I'm sorry to die tnrh you." he said at length, "but we've held No. 20 minutes for yon. and If you co aid come now, sir, we" "I guess I wont go to-night said the newspaper man. suppressing with difficulty wild desire to hit some one ner ot a dying shad, maaaged to poll the get-away signal, and the limited pulled out Then ths newspaper man met his wife and went home, studying the Initials In his card caae and wondering If he'd better see a doctor In the morning. And ever dsce he's been wondering and ps:r!cg aad trying to f sure est whether : Terr-t-v-y at 'tis r.-a t?i crr.-y t t Comrade Daniels the Taps Sounded for Him on the Night of July .30. He Had Been Sick a Long Time. BY CHARLES aim .. - j.j r I l aps nave aounucu ivi un uB tt,U other one of the old boys, this rim far Charles W. Daniels, sec- Association. Comrade Daniels had been ill a long time, and while his death was not unex pected, yet it came as a shock. Mr. Daniels had lived in Bax ter Springs almost a quarter of a century, and was largely instru mental in building up the big reunion to where it now is. He was always a hard worker for the success of the meetings, and his efforts have' added largely to their success. During the civil war Mr. Dan iels was a member of the 8th Illi nois, and his experiences during the "late unpleasantness" were varied in the extreme. After the war he settled in Chicago and rns a member of the Board of Trade. While in the pit as a caller he lost his voice in the noise which accompanies big Ieals on the Board and was com pelled to retire. He came to Baxter Springs and made up his nind to make this place his jorae. He improved in health at Mice, after which he returned to Chicago, but after a short stay there his health again began to lecline, and he was compelled to leave and come back to Ba'xter. He entered the real estate busi ness here, and made a decided success of it, adding to his al ready comfortable fortune. He died possessed of property worth perhaps $150,000. Mr. Daniels was a peculiar man. He was a good citizen, and a very warm friend, once he formed a liking. He had pecu liar views on many things.but he respected the views held by oth ers. A few months ago his wife died, and after that time he failed very rapidly. His illness was of a' peculiar kind.' It was thought i mm m mmm - mMMMMMHMMMMHaSW' I ) f " ' nn rr rAT AHA V .vl'...VJ.-Vol-LrriL.11 ? Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Feed, Vegetables ai;d Eriiite Buy Country Produco v - . Next door south of Baxter State Bank. BAXTER LIVERY BARN, prffftn TV-'TTi 'Oldest in' the city. Established ' I :AAU j JOyearsaia Good service and LJUHUl iLULrlj -TSbEEGER. Prop. 1 WATS0 . ' ' J . ; -! Dealer in r;CrH-.ErtAY LEE, Fruit and Ornamental Trees azi ED. COVEY. Proprietor Small Fruit Stock Freight, Houschofd Goods and ar- , '. -, J - 3 tides cl all liads hauled at .rtas- -rn;$' 11 -ODD T'T. !I:l;t Answers Last Roll Call- L. SMITH. be had lung trouble, in view of the fact that he had many hem orrhages ; but an autopsy reveal ed the fact that his lungs were in good condition. The trouble was a sac which had formed against his left lung, and this sac lined wttn oiooa every muc ' e If ill. while, and when full it had to empty, thus causing tbe hem orrhages. "The forming and filling of the sack cause d( pressure on the heart and dis eased it, resulting in his death. In the death of Comrade Dan iels tbe Reunion Association hat lost a hard and energetic worker and a good counselor. The remains were taken to Chicago for interment beside those of his wife, who, as stated, died a few months ago. Comrade Daniels makes the fourth member of the officers of the Reunion Association to die or! in the last few vears. First. was Comrade Bob McGregor, who died a day or two before the opening of the reunion. Next, Comrade Hartley, who used to be privilege man. He, too, died' just a day or two before the reunion opened. Then CoL Wel dy died. And now it is Comrade Daniels. Who can say whose time it will be next? One thing is certain : The hard work in volved in conducting these big reunions is something no old man can handle and live. That McGregor and Hartley literally worked themselves todeath there is absolutely no question. Let us hope and pray that the rest of us may be spared to make the coming reunions more successful than those of the past. And let us so live that when "taps" are sounded for us, we may have sooken to us these words : "Well done, thou good and faithful ser vant; enter, thou, into'thj re ward."