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BOOSTS FOl BAXTER .''ALL THE THIS ALL THE NEWS , . THAT'S FIT TO PRINT V BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918 NUMBER 33 V VOLUME xxxvn i 'V V-. uraiiiirr i IS CUED OFF The Business Men Appear to Be Indifferent About Boosting Trade The committee appointed to solicit fundi for carrying out the program arranged for the proposed Community Day, became discouraged Wed. morn ing after having solicited a majority of the business men for funds. The estimated cost was $400 and the com mittee became satisfied that at the rate the subscriptions were coming in, not half that amount could be raised; so they threw up the job and return ed the checks they had already re ceived. John Wannamaker, the merchant prince, said that he was glad to pay out a dollar any time to get two dol lars back. But, it appears, there are few men like John Wannamaker is Baxter Springs. There appears to be a dunger that Baxter Springs, by common consent, is going to surrender her rights to the business of the mining district and let 2t pass through to Joplin. Over in Galena now the people are deeply engrossed in trying to answer the question: "What Is the Matter of Catena?" Are we going to let Baxter fall into the same condition? s Call This Week Is from Balti more and Nashville The work at Baltimore, Md., for which the government has issued a call for Saturday of this week, is on an ordinance depot and cantonment near Baltimore. Carpenters are offer ed 70c an hour, with time and a half for all over time, bunks free and meals 35c. The call is also for com mon labor white or colored, at 40c an hour and for mason-tenders at 43 c an hour, both white and colored, ex perienced. Men must pay their fare to Topeka, Kan., where they must re port at 8 o'clock, Saturday morning, but the fare is advanced for them to Baltimore. Also there is a call for carpenters to go to Nashville, Tenn., on the same day, at 60c an hour, time and a half for overtime and double time on Sun days. There is also a call for Nash ville for electricians, installation and armature winders, at 72c an hour; steam fitters and pipe fitters at 72c. Potato pickers and sugar beet field workers at Scott Bluffs, Nebraska, arc paid $5 a day and board. M. M. Marmon, an honorably dis charged soldier, of Baxter, left yes charged soldier, of Baxter, left Tues day to take a position as locomotive fireman on the Katy at Parsons, ob oinW the nlace through the local federal labor director at the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mason were Jop lin visitors Tuesday night. The Misses Ethel Enright and Elsie Morton entertained Wed. night in hon or of their cousin, Clarence Cox, who her from Texas.- The house was T.at4ntiVn11v decorated. One of the foot-nrM of entertainment was a pen nv contest in which Roy Sullivan and Hal fireer made the best guesses .w4 i'on awarded the favors. Be- fociimentfl were served to the Misses Eva Shaefer, Alma Lewis, Evelyne Finefield. Nina Greer, Hazel Greer, Audrey Hodges and Florence Enright and Boy Wise, Roy Sullivan, Mit Rosel mrtA Clarence Cox. A recently patented mask to be held by the teeth and cover a person's mouth is said to be more effectively j:..,ioino than one covering the uu"I'""a eyes. : Instead of Sept 26th, as previously ..uuiiwAn'. The ladies present at this meeting were Meadames T. 1L Puckett and C. M. Hallowell, or uaiena; n. n. ct.i. mnA J. H. Myers, of Joplin; b.-!ji"ivitr. Len""Newwan. J. W. Xk-andJiiss Vera "Rig of tmVtity ' -m - ' Bra. W. ItrScptt and Mrs L: . U -yarding nuda 'a -business trip to nun FOR GOIU. WORKER epUa Wednesday. 4,4..4..4.4..4.4.4...1 THE MINING NEWS 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 I MILL EQUIPMENT NOT ESSENTIAL, LATEST ORDER The latest order to the supply houses of the district mokes it impos sible to sell mill equipment aa it has been decided that lead and jack .mills are not essential to the prosecution of the war. This has no reference to mill re pairs but to the matter of equipping new mills. If a mill breaks down It is an easy matter to get new parts to repair it but the same parts cannot be purchased for a new mill. The order will work no hardship on the district as there are good mills to be had over several neighboring fields which can be purchased for a fraction of what a new one is worth. A new mill is not an essential when there are hundreds of old ones that are to be had and an overproduction of ore on the market so "we should worry." BIG V. MINING COMPANY TAKES OVER MINE OF THE QUAPAW COMPANY The Big V. Mining Company, an organization of Anita, Iowa, men, has taken over the property of the Qua- paw Mining Company, just across the track from the site of the old Lin- colnville depot J. C. Voorhees, banker and State senator, is the president of the new company, his son, L. G. Voorhees, is treasurer: his brother, C. S. Voorhees, is vice president and general manager and Otto Weigand, formerly of Anita, but for several months a resident of Quapaw, is secretary. The eronud of the Big V. has been thoroughly opened up, about 300 feet of drift having been cut and the shaft connected. Work will be begun Mon- ilav on the 250 ton mill that was al most enclosed and left unfinished sev eral months ago. On account of the great amount of work that has been done in the ground and the big dumps on top, it will be possible to run the mill to capacity from the time it is completed. LEAD BOY COMPANY OPERATING A PLANT IN SUNNYSIDE FIELD TU T nnA Pav M initio- PnmTlAnv ll&A begun operating the Lead Boy mill at Sunnvsidei for the first time since the property came into the possession of the reorganized company. Since the plant was taken over tne mill has been entirely overhauled. Gas engines substituted for steam and a lot of new equipment added. The pro motion stock has been squeezed and a lot of other changes made that will tend toward putting the organization on its feet The mine, which is a real rich one regardless of the fact that it has not been a paying one heretofore, nas been developed into a richer diggings than ever by the prospecting that has been carried on while the mill was down. "MINE DEMONSTRATOR NEED OF DISTRICT, MINING MEN SAY It is a belief of a number of the unsuccessful mine operators of this district that there is a great need ol mine demonstrator, a man who will guard the investments of the people whose money is operating here as the mine inspector guards the lives of the men working in the ground, aays Frank D. Hills, in the Miami Record Herald. It ia believed that there is not a minine field in the world where so manv men are not practical miners of them are wise enough to lean on are handling mines and while many the men under them, there are many who will not listen to the advice of those who know and are throwing away the money invested in their com panies. Not only ia ignorance to be guard A icminst but in some cases down right dishonesty ia being practiced. Men have deliberately quit operating in a section of the mine and gone in to another, where to the greenhorn there anneared to be good stuff but -here there was nothing worth while and aUaweLihe whole thing to blow up that a fev-might redaera U prop yl ir. ffoldiss companies .hayarMea formed and payment mads.by Jhos richer than rest so that tie prop erty might be takes over and; tie lit- tie inventors left out entirely and not a tap struck to bring in any money on the property. Just what steps would have to be taken to get the demonstrator ap pointed has not been threshed out but it is believed that the state, should ap point him and pay him. As to the kind of man, it would be better to get none unless he be the best to be had. No man who has had unlimited capital at his command would do, as the conditions would call for a pinch hitter, one who is able to get a proposition out of a tight box. He should be strictly honest for the crooks will try to buy him and the pay must be attractive, as the kind of a man who is capable of handling the job as it should be, is employed at a good salary. The demonstrator should under stand finance, and unless he is given the power to delve into the financial matters of the concern as well as into the ground of the mines he would be useless. Fearless should be hit first name and persistence his second. The position of mine demonstrator should pay at least $10,000 a year but it would be worth that much to the state, in fact some of the companies operating here could afford to pay that much to have their individual mine looked after by that kind of man. loot's hurry up the appointment 01 the mine demonstrator. BETHLEHEM COMPANY STRIKES GOOD STUFF IN ANOTHER DRIFT The Bethlehem Zinc Company has brought in a good strike on a new drift that has been cut to the south west of the main diggings of Ha mine east of Quapaw. The new dirt is better than any ever taken from the mine heretofore, Sam- nles taken out In the last two or three days show a rich deposit of ore, about one-fourth of the recovery irom which will be lead and three-fourths jack. RICH STRIKE COMPANY MAKING GOOD TIME AT THE QUAPAW MINE The Rich Strike Mining Company made up of Shawnee parties, has a shaft down 85 feet on a lease west 01 the Bethlehem, at Quapaw, in fact the Rich Strike is a part of the original Bethlehem lease. There are three distinct runs of ore at the Rich Strike, one at iv iew which extends to 128 feet, one from 145 and one from the 193 to 230 feet Martin C. Flemming of Shawnee is president, secretary and treasurer or the Rich Strike and A. O. Baker vice president . D. E. Dion of Commerce, has charge of the work of sinking. MINERS NEEDED HERE MORE THAN IN THE TRENCHES Thnt it is the patriotic duty of mine workers to apply for deferred classi fication was the keynote of a speech delivered at White Sulphur Springs, West Va., Sunday, Sept 15, by James B. Neale, Director of Production of the U. S. Fuel Administration. Mr. Neale spoke at an important meeting f roal operators, mine superinten dents and officials of the New River coal fields of West Va., a district which contributes the major share of the 85,000,000 tons of coal used by the Navy. r.rPtinrs to the meeting irom rnei Administrator Harry A. Garfield, who urn a unable to be present were read. Addresses were made by Governor J. PnmAit. E. E. White and P. Noyes, Director of Conservation of the Fuel Administration. The aneech of J. B. Neale commenu- a i,a miners and officials for their patriotic efforts to produce more coal. He cited instances or mine oniciau worVin on Sunday and congregations of churches working in the mines at night contributing' their earnings to the Red Cross. Racktnir his nlea by quotations from the proclamation of President Wilson and from utterances by Cardinal Gib bons and other American leaders, Mr. Neale urged that it was as much an Miotkm for a true American miner to mine coal as it was to work in the trenches. He pointed out that all war material, munitions, guns and shells, depend on coal, and in the face of the great need too much enort coxua not tw amended in bringing coal prodne- finn nn to the reouirements of the mmr nseda of the nation. BTteaHnr of the car supply Mr. Neale said that operators should not V for mora ears ttan their, trusts 'arfemtfV ins oa any .rrrsa day kn7-f.A--rTilahMd:Ihat ths BSW STTtm of car ntu-arcsvasea cru road A&alsiitraUc wtuld Trrids. for TROUBLES FOD BOOZE DFJILE05 Patronized and Themselves Too Freely Fall in Officer's Hands G. Scribner, Noah Johnson and E. Scribner appeared in court Wednesday in the hands of Marshal Henry Hor- ton. Thev were charsred with bavins? liquor in their possession. The men pleaded not guilty and will be tried Saturday. Marshal Horton found the trio out on the Picher road all so drunk they couldnt drive their car. They had seventeen and a half pinta of whiskey still unconsumed. Their home is in Douthat Marshal Horton also cleaned up a blind pig down by the river on the Joplin road. He arrested Jno. Mc Kackln, an old offender, and Geo. Din ken, who was with him, and confis cated twelve and a half pints of squir rel juice. McKacldn pleaded guilty and got 80 days and 8100. token pleaded not guilty and will be tried Saturday. All the prisoners were tak en to Columbus. Chaa. F. Polster has been in St Louis since Monday buying fall mer chandise for the Polster Bros. Dept store. OLD FASHIONED SPELLING BEE An old fashioned spelling bee will take place in the school house at Neutral next Wednesday evening, September 25th, and the spelling match will be followed by a sack sup- - - 1 x. per. The young peopie wno are ga ting up the affair extend a cordial in vitation to people In Baxter Springe and elsewhere to attend. MORE MEN CALLED E'fbJeea Men In Replacement Call to Entrain for Facaton, Sept 21 Followng are the names of those ordered to report to the county board at Columbus in response to replace ment Call No. 1237 to entrain for Camp Funs ton Sept 23rd at 6:47 a. m. William Leroy Stevens, Baxter. Sandie Ghilino, West Mineral. Charles Brundage, Columbus. James Reid Cole, Baxter. Niles Plummer, Chetopa. Hugh Carr, Faulkner. John Willard Stoner, Columbus, Harry A, Schreyer, West Mineral. Elmer L. Alford, Galena. John William Jarrett, Galena. Perry E. Mooney, Galena.' Robert Link, Galena. Alfred D. Sellars, Weir. Leonard Lamendola, Carona. John Maynard Burrows, Springtown, Ark. Robert Gardner, Carona. Samuel Bert Jones, Galena. Bryan James Foley, Columbus. In Call No. 1199 Those ordered to report in answer to call No. 1199 to go to Ft Kiley are: John Watson, Scammon. William Thomas Groves, Parsons. Thomas Mitchell, Akron, Ohio. John L. McClerken, Oswego. Alphreow Stoney, Columbus. Tinv Francis Thomas, of Weir, ia or- AorA n mnort Sent 22 and will leave that niirht for Jefferson Barracks, Mo., for limited service. The Epworth League of the M. E. Church had a surprise party for Mr. frm rMfrnt Wed. nisbt Music and frame furnished the evening's .Mgnmit. After dainty refresh' war, aerved. the members de parted declaring they had enjoyed the evening. Those present were: Misses nnL nnnj Rich. LOCUS WSWIHb, Louise Covey, Dorothy Cooke, Grace Opperman, Julia Allen, TUeinm wu, n Raha and Messrs. Haaelton MinshalL Herbert McAboy, Paul Bar- cus, Virgil Sims, Mr. and Mrs. uram and Mr. and Mrs. Grieat ana lamuy. each mine receiving only, but exactly, the number of ears which Its actual performance In mining coal nicncaiea H could load from day to day. finMUnr ta Wfi-h praise lor wnai Vait u. awniliahed In the past, the Director of Production yet urged the mine workers sad operators o sxui greater efforts and ha pointed out that k v.. turn th task of the Fuel Ad ministration, to encourage throughout the sung fields patriotic spun, w fruit of rrWci should be exeJrp'Jiad .1. m U4 3f mass sad fcourtefTto t aryons esyyed fa) tltt totl industry. America's Open covenants of peace without private understandings. Absolute freedom of the seas in peace or war, except as they may be closed by international action. Removal of economic barriers and establishment of equality of trad conditions among nations consenting to peace and associating them selves for its maintenance. Guarantees for the reduction of armaments. Impartial adjustment of all colonial claims based upon the prin ciple of "home rule." . . , . Evacuation of all Russian territory and opportunity for Russia's political development Evacuation of Belgium and reparation without any attempt to limit her sovereignity. ...... j t i All French territory to be freed and restored, and Alsaoe-Lorraina restored Readjustment of Italyls frontiers along lines of nationality. Freest opportunity for autonomous development of the peoples of Austria-Hungary. Evacuation of Roumania, Serbia and Montenegro. Access to th sea for Serbia. International guarantee of economic and political independ ence and territorial integrity of the Balkan states. ; Secure sovereignty for Turkish portion of the Ottomon Empire. Other nationalities under Turkish rule to be assured security of life and opportunity for autonomous development The Dardenelles to be per manently opened to all nations. ...... .A . Establishment of an independent Polish state, including territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations with free access to the sea and political and economic independence and territorial integrity guar anteed by international covenant Establishment of a league of nations to preserve peace. President Wilson's peace formula outlined to Congress January 18, 1918. (In addition to the fourteen peace terms outlined by President Wil son in January, recognition is now demanded by the United States of the Csecho-Slovaks as an independent nation.) IV. E. ROBERS HIVER GETS If 11 Mia STRUCK oded inn or ueurn Makes Good Germans Out of Nine Huns After He Lost His Trigger Finger J. A. Rogers, living on Route 2, Baxter Springs, has received word from his son, Wm. E. Rogers, that he is in a hospital in France after stop ping a Hun bullet in his right hand. Although badly wounded the boy shot the German who had hit hdm and then to make the score even killed eight mors of the inamy before being taken to the rear for treatment He is anxious to set back in the line and declares that when his hand heals he will be able to take cars of several more of the enemy. He enlisted about a year ago and has been in France for some time, He has brother in the service and an other at home who is waiting until needed. TROOP TRAIN WRECK BY GERMAN AGENTS Springfield, Mo., Sept 19. That German agents may have been re snonsible for the wreck of the troop train at Marshfield, Mo, Tuesday night la the theory of the Investiga tnm The fact that the block system appears to have been tampered with indicates this. Twenty ox the injureu are still critically ill. Chinese railroad embankments are protected from floods by planting them with a native grass with tenac ious roots that resist erosion. HE HUE Turn in your enrollment this week with: Miss Brugger, Empire Electric Office Mrs. Phillips at Everest Cafe or Mrs. Roper at Globe Office and get charter member rats on your mt ilea TU tl. Regular rates will be charged after school opens. -!S- Mesdames Paul Mason, W. S. Mur a.v v r. Laird and A. R. Kane were uw - - - tha rhsrminar hostesses at ft card party given Wed. night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A, K. Kans on m mna and Eleventh street for the benefit of St Joseph church. The house was beautifully decorated with the National colors and Cowers. Be tween forty nd ..fifty guests wars present Among those from out of town were Father Gorman, Mrs. Mary Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. John Hurdock, ir mytAVrm. Damemth. Mr. and Mrs. M-Saw. Mrs. Jonas and Mrs. H, Fkkstt. of Galena. -:s An English Invsntort soft collar for men or woman has locys tow (it and through which to pw ft 8cji to fc tis dl tft'&& - War Alms The Structure Is Entirely Destroyed In Yesterday Morning's Storm The Grace Walker mill near St Louis was burned to the ground at at an early hour yesterday. The mill and contents being totally destroyed. ! Shortly after one o clock bolt oz lisrhtnina- struck the power wires leading to the mill and almost instant. ly the structure was wrapped in flames. The night engineer -was -slightly -stunned by the shock but gave the alarm, the fire, however, was beyond control. The mill was owned by the Com merce Mining and Royalty Company, of Miami, and was of about 800 ton capacity. The loss will be in the neighborhood of 8100,000, partly cov ered by insurance. The Acme Mill No. 1 had a narrow escape from the fats of the Grace Walker, the lightning burning the wire to within a short distance of the building. While the owners or N. L. Daner, superintendent of the destroyed mill. could not be reached yesterday, it is understood that the company will re build as they operate several other properties in the same field and the Grace Walker has had a big output IWTT HELP HUSBO H THE DRAFT LO Mrs. Jim Nelson Ssys Husband Knocked Her Down Stairs When She Refused Jim Nelson objects to being toad a tarcret for Hun aruni and decided he didnt want to visit Francs anyhow. Because his wife refused to aid him in his claim that he wss her sole sup port he became enraged and, accord ing to her story, abused her and knocked her down stairs. Mrs. Jim is one-eighth Cherokee and inherited quite a lot of property and she claims It is her money uu naid for the hlsrh cost of living and that Mr. Jim has never contributed to the family expense fund. The couple live at Quapaw and arter a particular lively scene at home the wife went to Joplin where too nua band continued his demands that she save him from Uncle Sam's draft by swearing that he waa her only sup port When she refused, her husband, aha aliens, attacked her and badly beat her, ending by knocking her down stairs. Shs cams to Baxter Springs Tuesday and has sines been under the cars of a physician at the Hotel Baxter and is in a critical con dition. aa . Patents cover a new iron fence post 'which has prongs at the bottom 1 svread sad anchor it ralp waes & U I irivta into tit (ittV . . ( - v.