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i ' mitt BOOSTS FOR- BAXTER . ALL THE TIME' '-ALL TS3 KIWI V.'ffiAffl fit to ttxsn BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 1018 NUMBER 35 VOLUME XXXVII m 1 ' - , 4 - .1 '. .4 1 Ji ? xm mm esto New Executive Board to be Selected and Review of Work in Baxter Springs . Since Organization. The recapitulation of Baxter's work In this great cause is indeed a credit able snowing as will be seen by the report of the secretary, which follows: SECRETARY'S REPORT Receipts and RECEIPTS fVar Fund: 25 ft of First War Campaign Fund r$13l0.91 Amount transferred from General Fund 30.64 $1350.55 General Fund: Memberships $1683.60 Dances 377.23 . Entertainments 90.76 Mitchell Banquet 13.00 Ford Car 230.60 Subscriptions 700.65 Carnival 231.66 Repaid by Home Sen-ice Dept 60.00 Miscellaneous 72.66 3450.04 Total Receipts - EXPENDITURES . Military Relief: Hospital Garments and Supplies ? 030.64 Surgical Pre? sings 752.17 Knitting - 1085.26 Comfort Kits 7.09 2775.13 National Headqts. quota memberships- $ 842.25 Home Sen-ice Deportment 350.00 1192.25 Local Expenses: Printing, Portage and Advertising $ 146.69 Express - 24.63 ' Rent.... 40.00 - Miscellaneous 69.8 281.20 Total-ExwMurv.- Oct. 8th. 1918, Balance as shown no.ME Handled by Miss Irene Dent, Received from auction Expense df Comfort Kits Balance on hand Comfort Ktta Delivered On hand for deliver- Number of Kits made Articles Donated or Loaned Sewing machines H Rugs - 2 Water Coolers 2 Stoves - 2 Deak l nrr Ti.hU 1 Scissors ... 3 Chairs 6 Shipping boxes for Hospital Dept. Electric Fan. Twine, Miscellaneous Services Free of Charge Repairing Plumbing at Library. Labor building shelves at Library room. Labor building shelves at Mitchell room. . . Labor making boxes for Surgical Dressings shipment. Hauling and drayage. Two work room 8 at Library.' One room at Mitchell's Store. Use af G. A. R. Hall. One fcoorn nt Troece Building. Masonic Hall (colored). Ice for two coolers. . lAbor Building cabinet for Surreal Dressings workroom. OUTFIT OF BAXTER BED CROSS From Organization in 1917 to October 8, Mil Not Including Stock or Supplies On Hand Surgical Drawings Department 4 -tailed Bandages Muslin 80 Triangular Bandages Muslin .. 86 7-yard Rolls Muslin - 1 Gauze Compresses 4"x4" 4600 Game Compresses- 9"x9" 60 Gauze Compresses 8"i4" 75 , 5 Gauze Wipes 2"x2" - 22200 Guae Wipes 4"x4" 7050 Many-tailed Bandages 14 Scultetus Bandages New Model ..... J?, Absorbent Pads 8"xl2", Cotton.. 23 Heel Rings & PEACE PROBLEMS DEATHS RESULT FROM vis;t hcp si6ter jj. A. w. Walter, HOSPITAL FIREjj for a frw days gh, w3 M. BahraLN. J, Oct. lO.-Two of-' enmpanied home by her daughter, fleer, were burned to death, four oth-; Miss Helen, who haspent the sum era severely burned and two badly j mcr with Mr. and Mrs. Walter. rut and burned when a fire destroyed j the e.rs" jpiartera, in a nose nos-t trftal at Colonia, three miles from here today. -' -. - ri . Mrs. Ed AikefeJu eptjtflng couple of week with frends in Wichita, aixm Emm Expenditures $4800.59 .....i.:.. $4248:00 i2il.no by hsnk book $551.99 GRACE PERKINS, Secretary. boys rrxn Separate from Other Funds . $241.15 - - 129.42 ..$114.73 76 24 100 Gauze Rolls 5 ydsx4s" Split Irrigation Pads 21"x36. 12 Irrigation rad, Paper Back log". :. 1 Irrigation Pads, Paper Back. 12"xl8" 1 Absorbent Pads 12"x24" Oakum 8 Absorbent Pads 8"xl2" Oakum 4 Total pieces' Hospital Garments Handkerchiefs Bed Socks Bed Shirts Pajamas Convalescent Robes Bed Jackets Pneumonia Jackets ..41771 KS2 .. 234 .. 488 . 103 .. 49 .. 36 .. 5 ..1467 .. 25 .. 123 4 .. 421 . 121 .. 46 ..1650 Total pieces - Articles for Soldiers Comfort Kits Knitted Helmets Knitted Mufflers l'nir Knitted Socks Knitted Sweater? Pair Knitted Wristlets Gun Wipe Total pieces Hospital Supplies Hot Water Bag Covers Wash Cloths Tray Cloths - Napkins Eye Bandages ..2393 .. 113 .. 29 . 78 .. 27 .. 42 .. 35 .. 97 .. 43 ,.4C4 ... 4 .... 38 .... 38 Dish Towels Operating Gowns Bundles of Old Linen Pieces Total pieces Kciugee fjarmenis Layettes - Hoys under drawers Boys under shirts Total pieces 80 Mrs. A. Diveley' left litft night . vrnnir tnr Anni. Ill tt'.lPr uhe will . ' fr johnsoo "Sitan Martha baa Jest got ji JKoV-eTnm her Tresband." s:ln. Jackson "Ton Cab't any. jiow- uack immnCli Ala at Cffirr-.rui fcirr-Bostoa Transcrlnt. IDS GIFTS I BOYS HAD POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT ISSUED RULES WHICH MUST RE ORSERVED Td THE LETTER ONLY 0I1E TO A Must Be Sent Early to Insure Deliver' Red Cross Must Issue Carton and Ex amine Contents Postmaster General Burlenon. no doubt, would 1k michty glad if he could supply the ships to convoy to the boys "over there" all the Christ mas cifts that loving relatives and friendn in America will be desirous of sending. It will be impossible, how ever, to even attempt it. On the contrary, the postofTct1 de partment finds it necessaiy to place a very small limit on the size oj' the Christmns puckage that the soldier in the American Expeditionary Force may receive. It must not bo larger thnn 3 in. by 4 in. by 9 in., and each Soldier will be limited to one package, so that in case more than one prrson wisluiH to send gifts to the same sol dier they must club together and put all gifts in the same package. AU packages must be forwarded not later than Novlrmbec 20. A new duty devolves upon the Red Cross in the ( hristmas package ruling of the post office department, which will be understood better by rending the Order to Postmasters, which is printed in full below: I dfristma Parcelx for American Ex peditionary Forces in Europe Orinher 5. 1!) 18. Tlw W.-ir Denurtment is desirous that each man serving in the Ameri can Expeditionary forces m r.urope shall lvceive a remembranee from Umn nl Clir'wrni.'w time, unil niivlSCS that because of transportation and distribution difficulties but one parcel of standnrd size and weight can be ont to pmpIi. To this tiul arrange ments have been made with the War Department whereby Christmas par cels may be mailed to members of the American Exneditioiiary Forces in Europe under the following condi tions: i V.nvh unlilier nr nt her member Of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe will be allowed to receive one Christmas puree! for which purpose lm uHll he f'lirninh 'fl. throuch army channels, a "Christmas Parcel Label, ' bearing the correct name and adiirens of the soldier or member and also the name of the person designated to mail the parcel. The labels will be pre pared to sei-ve as auuress laoeis mi the parcels. The label furnished each .nllinv nt- nlhnv memher of the Am- hviuivi ... - crican Expeditionary Forces will be sent by him to the person who is to mail the Christmas parcel. No Christ mas parcel for members of the Expe ditionary Forces in Europe will be ac cepted for transmission v.unoui sucn Mel- . iL , O Alt riivicrinna n.ireelit must be Of standard size, 3 inches by 4 inches by 9 inches, and shall not exceed a pouniis in weight for which purpose cartons nf t.hp iiize nreseribed will be distribu ted through the local Red Cross Chap ters throughout the country. N'o per son will be furnished a carton except upon m-rsentatlon of a "Christmas rnrcpl Uiliei receiven ironi nuroun. 3. The parcels niUit contain no pro bit ed or unmuilahle articles. Per ishable food prmlucts are not permit ted. , 4. After the cartons hn.ve bren filled by the perotis who receive them, thoy shall lc returned to a Red Cross re ceiving station where inspectors ap pointed by the Red Cross will care fully examine each parcel and super vise its wrapping and the affixing of the "Christina Parcel Label" and the necessary postage stamps, the latter to be furnished by the sender of the parcel. When the parceU have thus been packed and wrapped and other ! mi-narcd for transmission, the Red Cross will affix to each a parcel a certificate in the form of a seal show-, ing that the parcel has been inspect-' ed and contains no prohibited or un- ' mailable matter. Such certificates will be accepted by the Postal Service I and Army authorities as evidence that I the parcels conform o the conditions nrfMuriiiPft nnd obviate th! necessity of subsequent examination. The par-' ceis mnsi o icil i me v ' i ceiving stntions which will r.eposu thnn in the mails for cusnau-n. j 5. Christme.s parcelR must b.r the tame nnd addrp of th sender nml will be addressed substantially as fol lows: "Christens Box Department," Port of Embarkation. Holn.ken, .New jersey, For. Organization ' . American Expeditionary Force pmIi n HHiwom) will he cham-! able with postage at tha fourth, class i or parcel-post tone rata applicable be tween the office where mailed and Ho- boken, New Jersey, to be prepaid by stamps affixed. 6. Parcels may bear inscriptions such as "Please do not open until Christmas." "Merry Christmas," "Happy New Year," "With Best Wishes," nnd the like. 7. In order to assure the arrival of Christmas parcels abroad and the de livery to the addresses by Christmas all such parcels must bo mailed on or before November 20, 1918. The foregoing does not in any way change the instructions heretofore is ued rcffardincr the acceptance of par cels up to 7 pounds in weight for members of the American Expedition ary Forces in Europe which contain articles sent in response to the writ ten request of a member approved by his regimental commander or oth er officer authorized to approve such requests. Christmas Parcels for Officers and .Men In the Cnited States Naval Service The Nnw Dcoartmcnt has advised that parcels intended for officei-s ami men on United States naval vessels in home waters and abroad or sta tioned at naval bases or stations in foreign waters should conform to the followinc conditions: 1. Parcels may not exceed 20 pounds in weight and must be so prepared for mailintr that the contents can be easily examined. Substantial boxes or other suitable containers should be used. 2. The paivels must bear the name nnd address, of the sender in the up per left corner of the address-side and be addressed in the following manner: (a) Name of addressee in full to FPther with his rank or rating. (b) The designation of vessel or station or naval base to which ad dressee is attached. Id "Care of Supply Officer. Fleet Supply Base, 29th St. and 3rd Ave., Hush Terminnl Station, Brooklyn, New York." td) The words "Christmas Box" or "Christmas Present." 3. Parcels prepared und addressed in accordance with the foregoing will lie chargeable with postage at the fourth-class or parcel-post zone rate applicable between post office wlicr" maileii and nrooKiyn. .-ncw ors. 4. No perishable food products otb er than those packed in tin containers should be enclosed in t hristmas par PPI.4. i. Parcel may bear inscriptions such as "Please do not open umii Christmas." "Merry Christmas," 'llappv New Year." "With Best Wishes" and the like: also the names and quantities of articles inclosed to gether with other marks or words as mav lie necessary "for purpose of de scription" of the articles, li. Christmas parcels for naval of ficers and men should be mailed as soon as possible so as to reach Hush Terminal Station not later than No vember 15, 1918. A. M. DOCKERY, Third Assistant P. M. Gen'l. Bl.'YIMJ BONDS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS Throughout the country, at the present time, there is a practice be ing followed of buying Liberty Bonds and Bahv Bonds for Christmas pres ents, according to Clyde Davidson of nttsburg. distnct leaera. .auor .n- specter who visited the Chamber of Commerce here ednesday. This is . m , 1 I I ! meetinn with genera"! approval every where, and particularly on the part of the Councils of Defense of the nation who have requested that only useful gifts be the rule this year. BROTHERHOOD VS. CLAN By J. M. Smither When time was dark and man was rude. A clan was formed of every brood. Then was war rife twixt clan and ! clan, And savagry the world o'er-ran. But r.utu ut last began to think, And thinking he invented ink, Then books he wrote the world to liirlit And so the day shone o'er the night. I trains to be taken to base hospital. Thereby the clan was broadened out, one could see wounded Doughboys And brotherhood began to sprout. , hobbling across the station yard, sup Then o'er the world fraternal ties . ported by less badly wounded Moroc Prevailed and man began to l is:. cans. Algerians, Senegalese or French But here nnd there remained the c lan j line troops. Or again it would be an To hamper the progress of man I American nnd a Scot assisting a So then arose the fight between. wounded French colonial to the rail Fraternal ties and clanish mein. And as the fittest doth survive, So brotherhood shall yet arrive. And tho the world is war distressed, By brotherhood it shall be blessed, For ns we fight to quell the clan, We prove the brotherhood of man. Ami ftcht we must to down the Hun, For he's a fossil son-of-a-gun, A relic of the savage clan, And not a brother true to man. The First "Will." Four eastern Klnve nnd the rlfht to dwell In hi bouse -without ullowlng her lo l put f'irth un the ground hy any permm." wn the lenaey of Utah. the EcypUsn. to hl wife. Shefu. the womin of Gesnb. who H'VarM Teta. the Haunter Sj SkIji, It was drtwn 1.000 years ajro, nnd Is regarded by authorities a. th. flrrt will t Proclamation WHEREAS. the disease known as Spanish Influenza is prevalent throucb.out the coun trv nnd there isidanirer of the said disease becoming: epidemic in this community, and WHEREAS, Arthur Capper, the Governor of the State of Kansas, has issued his procla im ion closing all places of pub lic assembly throughout the State, and WHEREAS, the State Board of Health of the State of Kan sas, the County Hoard of Health of Cherokee County, and the local Board of Health of the City of Baxter Springs, have all join ed in the 'recommendation that all public assemblies be discon tinued for a period for the pro tection of the public health. NOW. THEREFORE. I. E. L. Wright, Mayor of the City of Baxter Springs, Kansas, do hereby proclaim the closing of all places of public assembly within said City from the 11th day of October. 1918, until fur ther notice, and by the power vested in me as such Mayor do hereby order that all schools, theatres, picture shows, Sunday schools, churches. lodges and other places of public meeting or assembly within the said City of Baxter Springs. Kansas, be and remain closed from on the said 11th day of October, 1918, until further notice. I further order that no meetinz of any kind including more than fifteen doi sons be held in said City from said 11th day of October, 1918, until the same shall be permitted by proclamation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I have hereunto set my hand as such Mayor and caused the seal of said City to be affixed hereto. E. L. WRIGHT, Mayor. Attest: W. r. Howard. (Seal) City Clerk. WOI NOEI) DOl'GHBOYS FIND HELPING HANDS EXTENDED IN FRANCE Common Fellowship of Allied Troop ers on Western Front Is Shared by Yankees, Says Wales By HENRY G. WALES, International Xe4i Service Staff Correspondent With the American Army, Sept. 15 (by mail). During Marshal rochs drive on Soissons nt the end of July last, the 51st Scots Division, which was thrown into the line south of the , w b he gccond ' . . of the. way along th? same road, down which ambulances loaded with wound ed Doughboys were passing. The Scots never failed to give a cheer at the ambulances dashed past, and whenever the occupants were not too badly hit they raised up on their stretchers and gave an answering wave to the Scotch. The Scots were white with dust from their long ride in motor trucks from the British front, and the Amer ican ambulance drivers were covered with a veneer of grit from the roads, owing to the tremendous amount of ira.Tc that p.wcd continually day and niht. In Villers Cotter ts, where wounded were placed in ited Cross railway way cars, Many of the men were hit in the feet by the new type of German shrnpnel which bursts on contact with the ground and scatters the force of the explosion straight out over the surface of the surrounding terrain. Those whose feet and lower Icgn were hit removed their boots and put tees and sox and walked barefooted. Rriirlit red stilotches of blood showed vividly through th? white bandages I which had been applied at the evmcu- ation hospitals, 1 saw one American youth who had been hit in the heel and was walking on his toes, leading a Moroccan who ha(1 )Cfn yjn(jpd by shrapnel and whoge wa gwathed in bandages H0 "."7. . . . . , ltK. x totattatta eathe. ThjiUn Ml I E First Day's Liberty Loan Drive Shows Baxter Far Behind With Town's Financial Men Lagging (Statement by Liberty Loan Com.) The story of the first day'a Liberty Loan drive in Baxter Springs is best told, in figures. There were 354 citi zens notified to-appear on the first day to make their subscriptions. Of that number 158 did appear, leaving ICS who for some reason or other failed to put in their appearance. Of the 158 who did appear and sub scribe there were 100 of them labor ing men or small salaried men who subscribed $50 each, all that was al lotted to them. There were 27 who subscribed $100 each. This leaves only 31 men who subscribed over $100 each! . In other words the men' who have subscribed thus far and thereby shown their patriotism are the; men who must sacrifice to take the-bonds the small men financially while the bjg fellows financially are not toeing the lino. '-j Nineteen men, to whom were allot ted $25300, refused to meet their ap portionment and thus help the labor ing man raise the city's quota of $2.'4,00O. v Instead of raising $73,750, the am ount allotted to subscribers the first day, only $25,800 was the'first day's total! .,' The city executive committee aug mented by numerous other citizens, voted Wed. to mako personal calls upon the men who refuse to do their portion, and voted also to have pub-' lished the names of all men who do not appear in answer to the summons or who fail to subscribe their quota after appearing. , ' This committee did make two calls Thurs. morning. In each instance the man was asked to subscribe $2,000, which was believed to be his share One of these men volunteered to make this subscription and the other has promised to. report to the committee again prior to the books being closed tonight (Friday).' The committee has voted to make numerous calls and has asked the Council of Defense to co operate with it. The committee has thus far made three calls, the first call resulting in a $1,000 subscription. ANOTHER LIBERTY BOND SHOW WINDOW The spirit of the "hour is artistically portrayed in the show window of an other of our patriotic merchants. An inclined field of white rising to a height on the window paneling, is bordered with blue nnd white chrysan themums. Amid the back field in full blown red "mums" is the word "Buy." On the descending plane below in the same color is set up "V. S. 4th Lib erty Bond." Suspended in mid air is an array of Dorothy Dodd -shoes in the latest shades and styles. Above in the back ground are hung the pic tures in life colors of President Wil son and General Pershing. This window is "straight American nnd nothing else." It enn be seen at the Barnes Mercantile Co.'s Store. . CARPENTERS AND - LABORERS WANTED A call reached the Chamber of Com. nierce Thurs. for carpenters at 70c an hour und common laliorcrs at 40c on hour to work nt Camp Meads, Mary land, where additional .eantonmcr.t construction is being done. There will be a shipment of these men to Cao r1 .Monde on Wednesday, Oct 16. Fre - transportation. Men for Nitro, W, Va., jnay.be re cruited also ' until tomorrow , nigl t Common labor gets 40e an hour am ! free transportation from Cherryviil?, Kan. Whites and negroes are bof.i wanted. " Lay of the Last Hen. . "Th Lav of the Last Minstrel" in here caused some apprehension In 1 day, but were the lay or tne inn 1 0 be announced In oura 4here w : certainly be a panics-Seattle Po: ". : telllgencer. ,' brother in arms, but he led him t Red Cross train, helped him I... seat, took one beside hjn - an i there, holding the sightless r hand for boon at3 the tn.li -filled and ttartei away.