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DO CI GOVT One llundred' Sought to Start Wednesday for To peka A hurry call, received tis morning, by C, M. Sarchet, labor agent of the Chamber of Commerce, from the dis trict director at Parsons, requests the immediate recruiting of negro labor ers for ship yard work at Portland, Ore. The call says 100 negroes are wanted at 44 cents per hour and they must be ready to go Wednesday from Topeka, with the shipment of men already engaged. Sarchet was or Tuesday before noon how many! . - men he had obtained, so if there are any negroes in Baxter Springs who desire to enter this work, they will have to act at once. The director said there was an im mediate call for four steam fitters ami four plumbers for cantonment work at Camp Eustis, Lee Hail, Va. Wages are 75 cents per hour, eight hours a day, seven days a week, double time for all over eight hours. Men must have union cards showing them in good standing, and should start not later than Wedneaday, Sept 18, to be accepted. Any men in this class should make immediate application to Sarchet at the Chamber of Commerce The order directed for further re cruiting for white laborers, copper ' smiths and machinists for shipyard work at Portland, Ore., also saying that a few steam fitters, pipe fitters and plumbers may be required to fill the quota. Women and Men Not Entering Training Unit Must Wait Lawrence, Kan., Sept. 20. Because of the disarrangement of K. U. owing ta the establishment of a Student Officer's Training Corps, only men be tween 18 and 45 will be registered here beginning today. The registra tion of women, and those who do not want to enter the training unit, will be held Sept 80. Work has been begun on the bar racks which will house the corps. The corns are being housed in the fratern- Ky houses and club houses. They will be under strict military supervision and reeulation. Major Bruno T. Sheer, U. S. A. is commandant of the corps. The men will drill with rifles intended for the Russian Army. Only women students will be per mltted to take the following studies: law, teaching, journalism and fine arts. The men eligible for the train ing corps will take the course pre scribed by the war department Men who fail to pass the physical examination and those below 18 will be placed in the reserve officers train ing corps, and take but six hours atndv and drill per week. The other men enter the training corps. DOUGHBOYS By J. M. Smithers Doughboys, doughboys, How you like to go boys, Charging at the trenches of the Hun, Never to retreat boys, Germans to defeat boys, Till the job for Uncle Sam is done. Allies, Allies, How you like the allies, British and the French you treat as one, Belgians and the Japs boys, Italy in the gaps boys, China too behind the victor's gun. Drive them, drive them, How you like to drive them, Back into the borders of the Hun, ( Bodies to defeat boys, Victory complete boys, Fight on till your lofty goal is won. ' Rising, rising, Victory's sun is rising, Falling is the kateers regal throne, Aye, you have them beat boys, ' Let victory be complete boys, Let victory subdue the shameless Hun. M. L. Greenstreet is transacting business in Kansas City this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cole, III, and Mrs. Chas. L. Smith motored to Kan sas City Sunday. Charley Dreckels has left Baxter Springs for Kansas City where he will visit friends. Will Apple from Columbus is trans acting business in Baxter Springs to- if aiut lira. Elmer Romack and ONLY MEF118 TO 45 hi mum Mrs. Lee Sweeten spent Monday in yopjia. fr SOLDIERS LETTERS The following letter was received by Wade Hibbard, Baxter 'Route 2, from his brother, Dr. Burt Hibbard, who was the first physician to volun teer fro mhls home town, Lima, 0., for overseas service: S August 9, 1918. Dear Brother: Having not heard from you for some time w ill drop you a line to let you know that I am all 0. K. and getting along fine. Could not feel any better than I am. Weight about 185 to 190 and getting younger every day. They are just harvesting the wheat here this and next week. It is very wu "IZ I. rwwn or middle west. No corn is erown or middle west No corn is grow here. Small grains and vegetables. If we were to farm and obtain the production that they do we could feed the world. They certainly know how to make the soil produce. Received a new phonograph for the bovs yesterday and they are certainly making very good use of it today as some of them have it going most of the time. The weather has been fine. Few worm days but the nights are always cool enough to sleep under a blanket Some days are quite cool with plenty of rain. It seems to rain a great deal here but never too much and it Beldom gets too dry. The soil does not seem to our way of thinking to be of a good quality but they get the production. The farmers here would not know what to do with a 100 acre farm all together as the land here is divided and redi vided for generations until it is all in small fields or rather patches as they have no fields in this section fenced as we do, but in other sections they hav fnrma uimiliur to OUrfl DUt not SO laree. Well the boys have been doing some very good work over here and it looks very much as though they would con tinue for some time. We will get the Kaiser Bill before long and every body will be happy but the kaiser. The bovs say its Heaven, Hell or Hoboken before 1920. Everybody is feeling very happy and optimistic at preesnt. Am in until the finish unless they fin ish me before, but they can quit any time. I will not object. That is quit after Kaiser Bill is on his knees beg ging for mercy, They certainly have fine cattle over here. They are a build between Dur ham and Herefords. Their horses are the-very best. Cattle and horses are vary gentle and docile. You will see a fine team being driven by one line through a city and they do not seem to scare or be frightened at any thing, How are the crops this year with you? Have not heard from Mother (directly) for some time. The last of June she was in Portland, Ind. Don'i know how long she expects to remain there. Hope she makes her home there with Flora for this winter as it is very comfortable there for her. Well, how is Cora and the boy get tine alone by this time? Can he do any fanning yet? Hoping this finds you as well as my self. I remain, as ever, your brother, Burt Address. 1st Lieut Burt Hibbard, M. R. C, C. O. W. S. Army Hosp. Train No. 60, A. E. F. MORE MEN LEAVE FOR GOVT WORK Nineteen men left Baxter Springs yesterday and today for Topeka, Kansas, enroute to the shipyards at Portland, Oregon. They are report ing at Topeka at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning and are leaving there some time tomorrow. The men who left are: From Baxter William E. Easley, Bert Miller. Arthur V0 Morton and Ed J. Embree. From Douthat, Okla. J.- V. Lydeatte, W. F. Coates, C. P. Spencer and H. Sidenstricker. "From Quapaw Jesse C. Large and T. S. Flynn. From Jdplin, Mo., P. V. Dennis, E. W. Waddell and G. W. Britton. From richer James Fred Martin and A. H. Montgomery. From Webb City LeRoy Milton, J, V. Milton. Frank Barlow -and Fred White. Harold T. Wright and wife, who were called to Pittsburg last week by the illness and death of Mr. Wright's mother, spent Tuesday in Baxter prior to their return to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. J. E. Suggs, of Eldorado Springs, Mo., who recently bought the Rake- straw property on west Tenth street, is here to remodel and improve the house. Mr. Suggs has considerable interests in Baxter Springs and is con fident that the future of the city is one. of growth and prosperity. Miss Opal Wells went to Jopliri Monday on business. I THE MINING FIELD GOLDEN ROD AGAIN WORKING The Golden. Rod Smelting and Re fining Corporation is placing into op eration all its mills in the field. Num ber 5 plant in Picher will go into act ive operation as soon as the ground is thoroughly developed, which is be ing carried on by drilling. No. 7 plant on Tar River is now operating a single shift; No. 2 is opening up the ground at present at the 216 foot level which means immediate operation; No. 1 and 4 are making excellent turn ins of both lead and jack. CACTUS COMPANY DEVELOPING The Cactus Mining Company, among one of the oldest operating companies in the Commerce field is doing considerable developing at its mine. Two shafts are in to ore dirt which -the company heretofore mined from; one new shaft and hopper are nearing completion while another shaft is now being driven north of the mill. It is reported that the mill will be placed in operation as soon as wat er can be obtained. NEW MILL STARTS TOMORROW The Miami Wonder Mining Com pany began filling its hopper Monday, at its new concentrating plant near ing completion near te Royal mine, east of Picher. The mill has a capac ity of 300 tons a shift Several tons of ore dirt is on the dump ready to be milled, which shows up 20 per cent recovery, while the assay from the drill holes showed 23 to 24 per cent, With the laree amount of rich ore dirt now on the dumps and what will be taken from the ground, when the new plant starts operating it is be lieved it can run a single steady shift from the start. The new plant is ex pected to be ready for Bteady opera tion tomorrow. WILL MOVE GREYHOUND MILL TO JEFFERSON MINE Reliable information has just been given out regarding the Grey Hound mill, belonging to the St Louis Lead and Zinc company, located just west of Quapaw, near the Mineral Belt railroad. The new mill, which has just recent ly been completed, will be dismantled and moved to the Jefferson mine, one mile east of Picher and there erected, The stockholders of the St Louis com pany make up a part of the Jeffer son mining company, and after a con ference decided to remove the mill to the Jefferson lease, which has been thoroughly proven out by drilling and having two shafts into ore dirt, with ground conditions very favorable. The removal of the mill from the Quapaw district was brought about by the big water fight in that field, which has been carried on by the St Louis people and other companies in that district, with no success. Only three companies in the district would co operate in pumping and last Saturday when those three decided to suspend pumping all the mines in the Quapaw district were flooded. GOOD STRIKES MADE IN THOUSAND ACRE LEASE One thousand acres surrounding the Ontario Smelters is being developed by the St Louis Smelting and Refin ing Company. The company has kept up constant drilling during the past eighteen months, part of the time working twenty-three drill rigs. At present seven drill rigs are busily en gaged prospecting and proving up for what will be in the near future sites of large concentrating plants, no doubt similiar to the two which the company are now operating south of St Louis. Four shafts are now1 being sunk in to ore dirt One on the Marten Wise land, one on the Frank Imbeau land, one on the Bud Imbeau land and the other to start right away on the Bertha Quapaw land. The company has been making con stantly rich lead and jack strikes over their vast amount of mineral acreage which will mean a great future to the Baxter Springs district TWO GOOD ORE STRIKES CLOSE TO BAXTER Len Hodgkins reports an excellent jack strike on his farm a couple of miles north of town, the SWK Sec. 26, Twp. 26. At the depth of 90 feet the drill went in ore which showed fifteen foot face of jack that assayed 25 per cent "pure. "Beyond this with an interval of about 12 feet another fifteen foot face was penetrated. The latter assayed 9 per cent The firet was steel jack and the latter resin color. Another drill hole on the .same property showed about the same face of ore at about the same depth but it did not assay as good. The Hodgkin strike lies on a. line between the run or ore encountered on the' Eli Kane land to the southwest and the strike on the Clarence Owens place to the northeast which adds grounds for the already strong con viction that a rich vein of ore runs continuously from St Louis, through'! Hockerville, Thomas and on northeast Just about touching the northeast cor ner of Baxter Springs Another strike that is causing con siderable comment was made lately on the Jos. Teters property, which lies about a mile north and a little east of the Baxter Springs postoffice. Here at a depth of ten feet the drill went into ore that has all the appearance of being rich zinc At a few feet further down operations were stopped however, and nothing has been done since. The first lease on this property is held by Grantham t Pratt and C, M. Mitchell holds the second lease. DEVELOPING LEASE NEAR BAXTER SPRINGS The Federal Lead and. Zinc Com pany have a shaft down .to 60 feet and are continuing the sinking- of same which will be driven 200 feet, as according to the mill records an exceptionally good quality and high face is shot into at that depth. A sec ond shaft will be driven down as soon as shaft number one is complete, and it is the intentions of the company to erect a concentrating plant similiar to the one which they recently put into operation northeast of Douthat The new prospect is on the W. A. Douthat land, recently purchased by I. M. Bingham, at the state line, three miles south of Baxter Springs. Stanton & Frederick, of Quapaw, have the con tract for the sinking of the shafts. TRIANGLE COMPANY WILL START NEW MILL SOON The Triangle Mining Company is finishing up one of the latest concen trating plants in the Commerce dis trict A machinery test was made a few days ago and found to be in per fect unit The mill is rated at 300 tons per shift, driven by Fairbanks Morse oil engines and electricity. The company expects to place the mill in active operation about Sept 25. Milling from one shaft, which shows up zinc ore and lead at the depth of 125 and out at 150, again in at 230 and out at 262 feet. The outlook of the Triangle mine is very promising for the specimens of zinc ore and lead which is being taken from the shaft show up an exception ally good recovery. Drifting has be gun in the first shaft and as soon as further developed the second shaft will be Bunk to the east of the mill, Officers of the Company are, John D, Bonford, secretary; Frederick W, Aherns, president; T. G. Dunlap, treasurer, and L. C. Moore, director. INDIAN CHIEF MAY BUILD The Indian Chief Mining company, located in Ontario, has begun drifting in its shaft at the depth of 150 feet The company is taking out some ore dirt at present and it is reported that the mill records show up an excellent recovery upon the Chiefs twenty-acre lease. The company is contemplating building a concentrating plant as soon as the second shaft has been put down. BIG JIM MINE PROGRESSING The Big Jim Mining company, are making rapid progress in the sinking of its shaft just west of the Greening mill, between Quapaw end Douthat Superintendent W. F. Samuels stated that the Company is desirous of com pleting its new concentrating plant before cold weather sets in, and that just as soon as shaft one is down con struction will begin. The Big Jim is among one of the best proven pros pects in the district forty-three drill holes show up jack and lead on its forty-acre lease. LENABEE MINE, SOUTH OF BAXTER, SHOWS ORE The Lenabee Mining Company, com posed of bankers and merchants of Coffeyville, Kas., is rapidly develop ing the forty acre lease located on the Black Ike Bingham land just south of the oil refinery near the state line, south of Baxter Springs. Five drill holes have been put down, all of which show up tine ore dirt at the depth of 145 feet The company will continue drilling and as toon as the prospect has been thoroughly proven out it will be further improved by the sinking of shafts and the erec tion of a concentration plant J. R. McCorkle of Baxter Springs, has the drilling contract . . j . INTO ORE ON VAN DYNE LAND The Van Dyne shaft on1 one "of tSe leases held by the St Louis Lead and Zinc company, joining, the Diamond Joe mill, two miles south of Baxter, shot into shines Saturday at the depth of 124 feet From the drill records the workmen expect to hit a good run of tine ere at 127 feet The company has encountered a flow of water which If was barely holding" with small jramp which had been installed, but will be able to take care of same and continue sinking. George Lurwick is in charge. DEVELOPMENT AT COMMERCE Considerable development is going on in the Commerce district at pres ent, especially near the old Quapaw mill, by Tylee and Lennan who form erly operated the mill, who are again putting it in shape for active opera tion, after a shut down of almost a year, during which time the company has kept up development on twenty acres north of the milL Twenty drill holes hsve been put down to the depth of 300 feet, show ing up an exceptionally good run of lead in all the holes at the depth of 235 feet aasaying from 19 to 85 per cent A good run of pay dirt was al so encountered at 290 to 305 feet A shaft is being driven into the lead strike and as soon as completed' a derrick and hopper will be erected, which will be connected to the mill by a tram way about 100 feet long. It was announced Saturday the mill would beein concentrating in thirty days. E. J. Slattery of Commerce is superintendent. The Norweign state whaling sta tions are planning to manufacture gloves from whale Intestines, the ma terial being said to be pliable, soft and exceptionally strong. USED CLOTHING CAMPAIGN The Red Cross Is Asked to Contrib ute Second-Hsnd Clothing to the Belgians. Following is a cablegram from Her bert Hoover: Henry P. Davison, Chairman Red Cross War Council, Washington, D. C. The ten million imprisoned people in occupied Belgium and France are facing shame, suffering, disease and some of them death, for lack of cloth ing this winter. They must be helped, I hope that the Red Cross will under take a renewed campaign to obtain this clothing in America. It can come only from us. Your first campaigi yielded magnificent results, bringing in fully 5,000 tons of clothing in good condition. But much more is needed if those war-ravaged people are get through the winter in decency and safety. In the face of brutal co ercion and spiritual suffering they re main splendidly courageous. This couraee challenges our charity. Let us match the courage of Belgium by the generosity of America. HERBERT HOOVER. Observe these instructions: All kinds, of garments for men, women boys, girls and babies are needed. Al bo piece goods, blankets, sheets, pil low-cases and bed ticks. Scrap leath er for mending. The clothing need not be in perfect repair, but should be such as can be made over into other or smaller garments. The material should be strong and durable. Do not send stiff hats, rub ber goods, nor flimsy or gaudy cloth ing. Do not inclose notes or writing. USAUSAUSAUSAUSAUS s A SOLDIESS LETTERS U U SAUSAUSAVSAUSAUSA To Mr. and Mrs. Bsnsom Pigg Great Lakes, 111., Sept 9, 1918. Loved Ones at Home: .... Just as I started to write the band played The Star Spangled Banner" and you know we jump to our feet as quick as possible. I received your letter dated the 2nd of September and say ths is the 9th Some quick delivery. This changing camp sure puts the mail on the bum but I was so glad to get those few lines 111 bet I acted real foolish. You see this was the first mail since Wed nesday and such a hungry appetite for mail the boys were all that way though and I cant blame them eith er. Oh yes I got my shore leave of 12 hours and had three cents to go on but one of the boys took me and say we sure had the time of our lives. The boys here are a fine set of fel lows. They just seem like brothers. Sure a fine bunch. We- went to the lake and say that was a sight of my life. Just like I supposed it would look, that cool, pure breeze and lovely at mosphere just made me want to stay forever. And say most of the boys agree with me we are just crazy to hit the pond and get on board a ship. Talk about eats why my goodness the folks back home wouldn't make a starter with the people up here. They sure are good to a fellow In uniform, f washed mv hands in the lake. I would just love for papa to see it It would be a treat of his life for he has always wanted to see some water. mean to say, you cam see plenty of water Just as far as your eyes can see just water. You wanted to know how I slept in my hammock, well if yoo could only see the beys roll est of them and hit the floor and some of them hit K broad DOE SIiICEH ' ram mi ices Glen Ellison, Famous Baritone. Sings for Baxter Audience The concert given by Mr. Glen El lison in the Library Theatre Saturday night was a unique affair. The guests whose number included most of the music lovers of Baxter, were delighted with the program. Mr. Ellison matched his original voice against the same voice re-created on the Edison Diamond Disk phon ograph. Standing beside the cabinet he sang in unison with Mr. Ellison's Re-Creation of his own voice. In the midst of the song, Mr. Ellison's lips ceased to move but his song went on wtihout a break. Slowly it dawned upon the astonished audience that the artist was no longer singing, though his voice came forth to them as clear and sweet as ever. He sang again and the only perceptible difference was the motion of his lips. He ceased but his voice did not Veritably it seemed that there were two singers upon the stage two singers, but only one voice. For the tones which came from the New Edison matched those from the living artist so perfectly that it was impossible to detect any difference. The instrument produced not an echo or copy, but the real thing Mr. Ellison's voice unspoiled by any mechanical transformations; untaint ed by any metallic ring. Successive numbers on the program proved that the field of the New Edi son is not limited to vocal records. An orchestra selection was Re-Created with such fidelity that it was possible to follow the notes of any single In strument throughout the piece, for the identity of each was preserved, con tributing its special color to the en semble. A Re-Creation of a number on the piano was a revelation to those who had decided after hearing talking machine records, that the piano tone could not be reproduced. Further num bers in which Mr. Ellison performed with himself serving to convince the audience of their inability to distin guish between Re-Created art and its original. The climax of the evening's enter tainment was when the room was darkened in the middle of one of Mr. Ellison's selections, and the listeners were left with no means but their ears of determining when they were hear ing his voice in double volume, and when it reached them only from the New Edison. At first everyone doubt ed his own ability to judge, but as his previous proofs were forgotton in the spell of the song, they became more and more convinced that no instru ment could sing as this voice was singing, and that Mr. Ellison was making no more breaks in his own performance. Suddenly the lights were snapped on. The audience was astonished to discover that Mr. Ellison was not there at all and that the New Edison had furnished the song alone, n sided too. I fell out of mine once. They just go crazy over the boys and the boys in uniform are by the thousands every way you look. Seems like they would get tired of them but oh no they dont We went in a place at Highland park and got our suppers and say they give you the feed of your life for 10c. and that is just a donation, the rich people furnish the feed, reading rooms tool tables and all kinds of games and that is just one of the many. IH bet we had a dozen bids to clubs, dances, private parties and every . thing to make you enjoy. yourself. Most ev erything is free to the 'fallow in uni form. Say this is a lovely camp. We have reeular zoo. three big bears, rac coons, monkeys, foxes and of all few pretty birds and yes here is where I seen my first porcupine. We drilled today it was our nrst an dav drill. All the rest of the drilling we have done didnt equal the drill ing today. We are fixing for some kind of a review. Will wnte you par ticulars later. Your loving son, in service, TRUE. Please write-often. I neglect but dont you get my3abRa. WM. E. ROGERS NOT KNOWN HERB The name of William E Rogers appeared in the casualty list from Frnce yesterday, but on careful in quiry no person by that name appears as living here or having enlisted from here. In case any one in Baxter knows the man The Citizen would be glad to have same reported at the of fice. Rogers is reported as missing in action. Scandinavian countries seldom have mad dog and Australia and New Zealand claim never to have had a case of rabies.