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criUi OF It LEADERS OPPOSED BOTH THE WAR AND THE DRAFT Republican Congressman De ' clares Bourbons Are Trying to Monopolize Patriotic War Spirit of Nation Washington, Sept 24. Represent At- VII 4 irH,.u1V.. fin Republican leader. In a speech in the house recently attacked the war record . of the Democratic majority, contrast lng it with that of the Republican minority. Sneaker Clark. Democratic Leader Kitchin and Chairman Dent, of the house military committee.were singled out for comment on their attitude and activities, and Chairman Ferris, of the Democratic congressional campaign committee, was accused of unfair criticism of the Republican record for campaign purposes. "Would the sup port of the war have been any less vigorous if a Republican had been speaker instead of the honored Champ Clark, who opposed the declaration of war and went out of his way to defeat the draft?" asked Mr. Gillette. Kitchin Was Anti-War "Would the sinews of war have been any less ample or more sectionnlly provided if a Republican had been at the head of the ways and means com mittee instead of Mr. Kitchin, who al so voted against the war and against the draft? Would necessary war leg islation have been retarded any more if at that momentous juncture a Re nuhlican had been chairman of the military committee instead of Mr. Dent, from whose hands the adminis tration program of the draft had to be taken and carried thru by a Repub lican? And so I might proceed with the other committees." Mr. Gillett said he believed that Mr. Ferris "was the first to stain the col umns of the records with a partisan tinge, from which they had so long been free." He added that the speech was intended as a campaign document like others, for distribution under Mr. Ferris' frank. Capitalize Patriotism Mr. Ferris recent allusion that the last two Democratic congresses appro priated more money for the army and navy than the preceding two Kepub- tican Congresses, declared Mr. Gillett, "shows that some in the Democratic party recognize public opinion too well tn dare to sav with Mr. Creel that they thank God we were not prepared when the war broke out" "And letters are being systematical ly sent out by the same Democratic chairman," he added, "pressing the same argument and trying to monop olise as a Democratic asset the pa triotic war spirit which now inspires the nation." Referring to preparedness, Mr. Gil lett asserted that during the fifteen years before this war it was the main body of the Republican party and its leaders which vigorously ravorai preparation and it was the maun body of the Democratic party and its ieaa en which denounced and defeated it. H aaiH last winter there were four seats in the house vacated by Demo crats "who had returned to private life for motives of self-interest in or der to increase their pecuniary in comes," while four vacant Republican seats were those of men who went to "aerve their country, not at official desks, but in the fighting ranks." Impartial Evidence The statement of the National Se curity league selecting eight measures of the last two congresses, which it regarded most vital to the war, was pointed to by Mr. Gillett as showing that seven men voted wrong on tu . eight measures. "Of these seven," he said, "six were Democrats and one Re nhlican. Forty-seven men voted .11 oitrht measures and of I J1J " them four were Democrats and forty three were Republicans. I do not maintain that the test was in all re specU a just one but it was made by an impartial non-partisan committee and ia one of the significant straws Vhkh shows that the claim of supcr ior'foreeight made by the Democratic chairman ia ridiculously unfounded." The next congress, Mr. Gillett con cluded, will have to f aie the postw ar problems, and because of industrial .. ita a th northern states, centers vciu- . he argued a Republican congress couW batter solve these than a Democratic booaa composed of many southern members. jjy. GilMt's declaration that the K-'iea vho were moat prominent as ertils of preparedness wereOoi- tmtf EKWnlt, General w ou . , wAtiv Cardnar, all Ee- c ' ID D id Willi II DUMlS mi 11 h publicans, was greeted with applause from teh Republican tide. Under Republican control, he said, congress would have willingly granted all necessary war powers and passed all war measures, but that it would not have been under the control of the administration. As Mr. Gillett concluded the Repub lican members arose to applaud and cheer. MELROSE Mr. Thomas Howard was a busi ness caller at Melrose last Wednes day. Riley Glazier was helping Lester Stebbins bale hay last week on the farm near Columbus. Mr. Porter still mokes his weekly visits from Melrose to the mines and vicinity sellipg groceries. G. II. Filby and son were helping mnk hav for Albert lxvcjoy last week. Mrs. Jennie Thornburgh was a bus- iness visitor in richer and Trcece last Saturday. Clyde and Clarence Cool were cut ting corn on shares for G. H. Filby last week. Rolicrt Bulger' is preparing to sow wheat soon. Mr. Murphy of near Melrose made him regular trip to the mines sell inn I roduce and vegetables last Saturday. Roy Keith, whose parents and rela tives reside on a farm west of Bax ter Springs received a telegram lart Monday saying Roy passed away at a training camp in New Jersey. Thi' remains were shipped to the parents and the funeral was held at the Pleas ant Hill Baptist church located five miloa past at Melrose on Sunday at nnA nVlorV and interred in Green Lawn cemetery near the church. A large crowd of sympathizing friends ond relatives were present to pay respects to the patriotic soldier kv. whn wns to have sailed for I " France about the time of his death Geo. Tierson. B. ISerson and Francis Pierson were baling straw for Chas Wall last week. DE SIMUN TREE By J. M. Smither Ah's done went out into de woods, An clim ah simun tree, An' say! dat guy sho got de good, What 'vented dat aire tree. De lims am set jes right tah climb, De bark am finished ruff, So ilat's de place tah spen de time, Till yo' done gits enuff. Ah sho done had de bes' o' luck, Done set de possum back, Jes lef, fo, him de seed and shuck, De 6imuns ah done sack. Ah fool dat possum, yeth jes so, Kase he don' kno' hit frost, An wait ah lookin' fo' de sno, An' dat am whah he lost. KANSAS GIRL IN FRANCE A Kansas girl, Miss Anna Sweet, is r -a si A m I'ans, as a . ai. j. a. womer, temporarily, in the Hotel Petrograd, which is now a hostess house of the association, instead of the famous hostelry which at one time sheltered the brilliant gatherings of the men and women who made up the gay night life of Paris. In a recent letter Miss Sweet says "The 'Big Bertha' sounds so much like the dynamiting of rock for the subway, that we New Yorkers should not get any special credit for brav prv. we fi-rew loo accusiomeu vu it ... . a j a- :t in the construction of the subway. "We have had only one air raid. All lights in Paris are automatically turn ed off four minutes after the alarm is given. So you keep a flash light beside you all the time. "There are plenty of other thrills. For instance four of us were told to do that we must get our red cross workers permit A slip of red paper issued by the Adjutant General A. E. F. This makes us militarized civil ians subject to all military rule, even to being shot at dawn, if spies!" . AUTOMOBILE STOLEN A seven passenger six cylinder Hudson car was stolen from Kay & Son, Monday night It was taken from the garage at the residence. Notices have been sent out but no trace of the car or thieves has yet been found. Harry Harris returned Tuesday from Nebraska, where he had been on business deal. Mrs. W. T. Gregory of Pittsburg, is here for a few loys, at present the guest of Mrs. J. W. Cook. ' E. H. Schloeman was a Joplin vte- tor Monday. A. E. Pfremmer wi in Webb City Monday afternoon. Mrs-Lucy Michener went to Titt- burg Tuesday where she will be the guest of friends for a eovpie CASH PI FOII OLD 1151! SB Globe Clothing Store Has Novel Plan for Colecting Garments for the Belgians This week, while the campaign is on for collecting cast off garments for the Belgians, Clyde Phillips, manager of the Globe Clothing store, advertises that he will pay 60 cents each for old hah) and 50 cents a pair for old shoes. All he asks is that you come in and fit yourself out with a new hat and a new pair of shoes at his special clos lng out sale prices. After you have bought the new ones at a saving of from a dollar to a dollar and a half on each hat and each pair of shoes, Mr. Phillips will pay you in cash, 60 cents for vour old hat and 60 cents for your old pair of shoes. The shoes and hats he collects in this way Mr. Phillips is going to turn over to the Belgian garments head' quarters next door. This is a came proposition and ought to result in every man in town coming out this week with a new hat and a bran new pair of shoes. LOWELL The winters supply of coal for the school was delivered last week. We begin to realize these cool mornings that we are going to be in need of coal a little later on. Miss Lucy Stonesipher (our princi pal) spent Sunday with home folks at Military and returned Sunday evening to be on duty. Monday morning, Mrs. I. C. L. N. Norris and Miss Lottie Norris of Caney, Kas., came here one day last week to visit rela tives and friends. Mrs. C. Simmons made a business trip to Joplin, Mo., the former part of the week. S. B. Simmons and family of Ga lena, Kas., motored over Sunday and spent the evening with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Simmons, Anna Scott spent Sunday with lea von Wedell. Mrs. Mae Winfrey and son, Paul went to Joplin, Mo., Saturday even ing. Mrs. Will Miller called on Mrs. Lon Berry one day last week. Floyd Simmons and wife, of Picher, Okla., motored to Lowell Sunday to call on the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Simmons. Mrs. Jim Schroder and Mrs. Geo, Lundy and children were shopping in Joplin, Mo., one day last week, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hobson now oc cupy their new house although it not yet completed. is Geo. Lundy bought a cow from Chas. Winfrey one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Sam French of Los tine, drove to Lowell Sunday. Will Gandy is convalescing from typhoid fever. Mrs. Arthur Lawrence is on the sick list at this writing. Floyd Hall took a load of baled straw to the Galena market Saturday, Mrs. Bert Watson called on Mrs. Mrs. Bill Brock Saturday. September The golden rod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards, With fruit they have none. Several ladies from Carterville, Mo., and other points were in Baxter Springs Monday expecting to attend a district meeting of the Order of Re bekahs, but it appears the meeting had been postponed to October 28, The ladies had seen a notice in the Joplin Tapers giving the date . for Monday, Sept 24. They had receiv- ed no official notice, hence they could not blame the Baxter Springs ladies for their disappointment, who hope they will arrange to come again. Mrs. O. R. Pennington, nee Clara May Noble arrived Tuesday from Indianapolis, to visit her mother, Mrs. Burt Kuhn, and her grandpar ents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Noble. And, of course, with her came the baby daughter, Dorris Lee, on her first vis it with her grandmother and great grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Finley have just received a card from their son, Clif ford Finley, of the Engineers Corps, stating that he had arrived Barely overseas. Miss Hester Roberts of Ft Scott, spent Sunday with her inend, miss Helen Finley. Mrs. M. A. Foster went to Seneca, Mo., Tuesday to attend the funer al of her nephew, Carl Sellers trom, who died Friday of influenza at Great Lakes, I1L He enrolled in the Navy about aix months ago. He was quite well known in Baxter Springs having lived hers for some time prior to join ing thNavy. HOUSEWIVES RELEASED RELEASED FROM WHEAT LESS PLEDGE Housewives throught the country who patriotically put their homes on a wheattest basis last spring have been released from their pledget to the Food Administration to go absolutely without wheat This release was mere ly from the voluntary pledge to go entirely without wheat until the new harvest Housewives will continue to purchase the required amount of wheat substitute with their wheat flour. Coming in of the new wheat crop has made It possible for the Nation to go back partially to its old habits of eating. But the uncertainties or war and the necessity for building up food reserve are incentives to caution, even in the face of a good crop. As the available supply of wheat diminishes or increases so does the U. S. Food Administration accordingly change its rulings as to the use wheat flour. of So as to cover every possible ruling that might be made by the Food Ad ministration, a little booklet of Se lected Recelpes for War Times has been especially prepared for the pa triotic housewives of America. Every receipt has been carefully selected, prepared and tested in modern experimental bakery and lab oratory by a housewife, domestic science expert and food analyst The recipes range from those calling for all wheat to those calling for no wheat flour. No matter what kind of a war recipe you are looking for you can find it in "Selected Recipes for War Times." This splendid little booklet can be had for the asking. Simply write Calumet Baking Powder Com pany, 4100 Fillmore Street, Chicago, 111., and it wil be sent you postpaid. Save the needed wheat flour use vnnr substitute flours and help win the war. John Jennings preached at the Christian church at Seneca, Mo., Sun day morning and evening. Mrs. Earls Joplin. J. W. Barnes and Mrs. J. W. spent Monday afternoon in Mrs. Grant Waggoner was a Joplin visitor Monday. Lance Wene went over to Joplin Monday and enlisted in the Navy Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mason made business trip to Miami Monday. Mesdames W. T. Apple, Merton Goodeagle and Arthur Johnson were Joplin visitors today. Frank Pehrcnback of Joplin, was the guest of Truman and Garretson last evening. RED CROSS NOTES Mo., WiU Workers in the Red Cross garment department this forenoon were Mes dames F. M. Perkins, Jno. Rea, Tre watha, Everett and Miss Anna Webb. Mesdames J. O. Treece, Bonna Pat- ton, W. T. Hartley and Geo. Sikes, spent the afternoon at the work room, There will be no work in the Red Cross Garment dept on Friday after noon of this week as previously an nounced. The ladies met on Wednes day afternoon instead to finish the work on hand and prepare for pack ing. Mrs. Bonna Patton, Supervisor. ANOTHER CAR STOLEN G. E. Rucker'B big Buick car was stolen Tues. night The theft was not discovered until Tucs. afternoon when Mr. Rucker went to his garage. No clue to the thief. WARNING TO MERCHANTS A man traveling through the Coun try in a Ford, passed two forged checks at McPherson, Saturday even ing, September 21st amounts to $12.00 and $18.00 respectively. The plan fol lowed was to go into a grocery store and give an order for groceries and present the check as payment and get balance in cash. His description fol tows: About 6 ft 11 inches tall, smooth shoved, red face, age about 35 yearn. wore dark suit Checks were drawn on a local band made payable to Virgil More (or Mare). One check wos signed E. M, Beck the other E. E. Janson. He passed three checks at Salina, Kansas, in the afternoon-of the same day. If located arrest, hold and no tify Peter AurelL Secy. McPhemon, Kan. NO LISTING BARBERS An announcement, in answer to an inquiry, was received Wed.' at the Chamber of Commerce that up to the present time there has been no list ing of barbers received, as to whether or not their work is essentiaL The announcement says: The old list. dated a month or two ago, does not say they are oa-eesential" Doomed Austrian Empire Alive with Internal Dissension, is Ready to Break with Germany, Declares Austrian Writer By DELT International News Ser London, Aug. SO (by mall). Fried rich Austerlits, an Austrian writer of substance, makes the startling and public statement that Germany now stands at the parting of the ways in Austria. i The Austrian Empire is doomed in its present form, is his verdict The German and non-German ele ments, he declares, are maintaining absolutely irreconcilable positions the former standing rooted in privi lege and reaction; the latter in de mocracy and freedom. Mr. Austerlitz follows in remark able degree a thought parallel with that which must have been in the mind of President Wilson when he recom mended a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary in his remarkable speech to the joint Congress in De cember last Mr. Austerlitz's articles were published in the current number of Kampf and are quoted in the Vi enna Arbiter Zeitung, much signifi cance being attached to the fact that the articles were permitted to be pub lished at all. President Wilson waited eight months after the declaration of war on Germany before he took similiar Btena with regard to Austria. He felt that Austria was merely "the instru ment of another nation" and that her neople did not want war. There was much Bympathy in America for Aus tria and her people because it was realized that she was being dragged into the conflict by Germany and her nwn nro-German element And the German elements swayed the weaken insr country. Dr. Constantin Dumba, the Austrian Ambassador, was caught in the net of intrigue, plots and disorders long be fore Count Von Bernstorff, the Ger man Ambassador, was trapped. The complete machinations of official German-Austria were revealed, and Secretary of State Lansing made the formal request that Dumba be re-call ed. With war declared on Germany the attitude of German-Austria grew to K such that in President Wilson's view, there was no alternative. "Anstria-Hunzary is for the time being not her own mietress, but simp ly the vassal of the German Govern ment," said the President in his ad dress. "We must face the facts as they are and act upon them without sentiment in this stern business. The Government of Austria-Hungary is CHOCHETED QUILT TAKES FIRST PRIZE Baxter Lady's Product Wins Four Blue Ribbons at Four Differ ent Fairs. Mrs. S. J. Armstrong has just re ceived word that a crochet quilt ex hibited by her had won the first prize and a blue ribbon at the state fair in Topeka this year. The same quilt previously won blue ribbons at the fairs of Nevada, Mo., Carthage, Mo., and Columbus. It was also on exhibition at the World's fair in San Francisco in 1915 and attract ed much attention. Many Baxter people have seen this really wonderful piece of artcrart Mrs. Armstrong made it especially to exhibit at the San Francisco fair. She began it in 1912 and finished it in 1913, and in the making used up about 100 spools of thread. Rev. Thos. Popplewell delivered a lecture at Hockerville Monday night to a good sized and appreciative aud-J mrm. His subiect was "The Kiver Jordan as I Did Not See It" A very enjoyable feature of the program was the singing by Mass Mildred Popple well of the two beautiful pieces, "The Holy City" and "The Rose of Sharon, Rev. Popplewell is holding a series of meetings in Hockerville this week and is drawing good audiences. FREE MATINEE FOR CHILDREN Saturday morning at the Elite twtn Minirer Tindale will rive a trtm nan to every boy or sir! who brinn along some garment to be giv- m ta th Belrian war sufferers. Get vour mother to dig down into the closets and see what there Is that can be snared and that will help this win ter to -keep soma poor Belgian refugee warm! Bring.it down to the theatre. It wm be deposited in a big pile out In front and you will be admitted to the show. The garments will be delivered to Mrs. Paul Mason who is in charge of the garment collection and wUh the other collections will be shipped to Belgium. Mr. and Mrs. B, H. Lowry visited ia Japlia Wednasday. EDWARDS, vice Staff Correspondent not acting upon its own initiative or in response to the wishes and feelings of its own peoples, but as the instru ment of another nation." And Mr. Austerlits expresses the conviction that Austria must free her people. The State dares not favor either the Germans or non-Germans at the expense of the other; nor can it retain the loyalty of either side with out satisfying its demands, he says. The Germans regard the Austruin Empire as something necessary in their fight; the non-Germans look up on a change as an indispenssble con dition. Mr. Austerlitz argues that it is strange Germany should show such a fanatic devotion to the principle of nationality in Poland, Finland and the Ukraine, and stop short at the Aus trianborder. He refutes the argu ments that the subject states have thriven because they formed part of a great and noble whole; that Austria has fostered their growth and if left to themselves would lapse into a low er level of civilization. "A federated state," says Mr. Aus terlitz, "can be a moral form of the union of nations. But only if it is a union of free peoples, a union which is not content with seeking its justifi cation in the past and basing its ex istence on force." He holds up the new Russian demo ocratic republics as true examples of what a federated state should be. He asserts that the Germans can either conform to the ideal, or they can ex haust themselves in the struggle to remain the predominant nation a strueele foredoomed to failure be cause it is contrary to nature reason. and "The tragedy ia that Austria Germany are blind to the facts. and Up to now they have refused to contem plate a real, creative national policy, and hence the crisis has no solution compatable with the continued exist ence of the present empire. "Austria cannot remain as it is, for many national and all democratic necessities fight against it Hence there is only one right national policy that which has no considera tion of 'Austria.' Such consideration would have to do with a dying effete Austria, and would hinder the birth of a new Austria, which must be a better one. Free nations can create it; enslaved peoples can no longer be her footstool." i'ilopeii I EMIIY Mineral Belt Business College Will Have a Splendid Enrollment H. F. Wilson, secretary of the Min eral Belt Business College, which on next Monday will take its place as one of the important business insti tutions of Baxter Springs, announces that the enrollment of students has thus far exceeded his expectations by a considerable. He is satisfied that the business college will be a success from the start The college will occupy the top floor of the new Boswell block on South Military street The finishing touches are being put on the building this week and the equipment for the col lege is being installed, the' opening will be next Monday morning. WERE NOT ACCEPTED Eighteen Men Who Went to Fnnstan Were Sent Back , Following is the list of men from Cherokee county discharged from Camp Funston September 18th be cause of physical disability for serv ice: - Russell B. Barnes, Baxter; William J. Craddock, Weir; John Floquet, Carona; Ivan S. Fisher, Chetopa; John Fontaine, Carona; James B. Hampton, Baxter; Clarence F. Haynes, Faulk ner; Ansel W. Lillard, Weir; Sylvest er Marshall, Galena; Francis E. I Mason, Baxter; John H. Miller, Bax ter; Charles A. Murray, Gjslena; James F. Payne, Galena; Arieign, & Rowden, Galena; Alva A. SmWu Bax ter; Miles B. Tranthan, Galena; Ralph S. Westcott, Galena; James Dupire, Scammon. Mr. Pence Flint and little daught- - mT a a. - - er, Arene, and son, vicwr, are w from .Okmulgee visiting Mrs. Flint's sSsUr, Mrs. Robert Barnes on Fane Ave. Mrs. Chas. Johns was a Joplin vis- iter Wednesday.'