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ilQGBUTY UNCLE SAM'S PARTNER at) QJo) e? s b r ins Mima news Jsj Jl J') wjj Jn Jl flt tjjt- Jl sJsj 9 I f r 1 I ill. II 1V1 Flaallag home gardens, producing more food, and saving food are all war-time efforts of f&s) government in which the women of America have co-operated loyally. We are all in the hem amy the home army here must help the fighting forces and home armies over there; 129 mUUen Allies must eat UOilLD SHORTAGE III BEET SUGAR Crept Are 40 Per Cent. Less T&an Pre-Wir Average Cen tral Powert Hit Hardest. CANE SUGAR IS ISOLATED. AtHetl Beet Preductlen Falls One-thlrs Id Weld War geenemy 1 Practice She werld today is producing forty ffg emt. less beet sugar thai the pre war average. Centtot toe American, Allied and German-Austrian cropa. at well at the antral, tae C. 3. Food AduilnMtra ttem fces ectlmatwd that the world storage created sy the light erop of JtlMtll Is at least three and a half a-tutea toss. Xkat the 3817-1915 crop of caoe sug ar wb twe stllllon tone la excess of tke frerlou year does not relieve the gtaeral ahertage. Ossa aid Java produce one-half of (ae wwrU caao crop, and the Java sug ar ts tee far reamed from America to transport when shipping Is Udly need d te transport sad maintain the mill tery farces la Treses. la Java a large part of the old sugar f is sUU awaiting seipmeni. Min e ; reaslres 139 te 110 days for each ! Is seat to Java, ue powjuui- tHa et eMalalaf adequate anlpmeuts et Java sagax this seasoa are remote. Atltetf Preduetlen Falls. TaJUag the AJoed nations as s group, del reports stow that beet eugar rHacriea is lees hy one-third than the pre-war average. rreaca beet sugar ladattry has suf- feree et sy the war. 'i ue r rrm-n yield et sect sugar Is bow only 2M t af tfca are-war avenge. far the Ira years preceding the out treat at aostttltles la Europe. Franc vretacaO aa average of 7S242 tons of vajar each year. For 1817-18 the great pred settee was 219.416 tons. WUa C tactortee operating, at com ptrtf wtta store taaa 300 that were la exSsteace before tke war and before Dm general ytr f dettructlve tMt basaetad by the German artuiea, Itasca aevertheieas managed to raanu XMCsca mart beet sugar In 1917-18 (baa la ltlsV17, when tfce total ontpat was J3M19 terns. Italy is ltl?-ll produced 100,800 tmmt beet swear, which was 66,000 tta tass taaa the previous year and le yga Use taaa the annual output of aajar ft the tve year pre-war po tto. . OH f ate greet cacuuoo export- is) ta Iteijra "agar "wmwt taflt-f aafldent labor to handle 6e area. l met tat OI man utuauy t beat asxar producuoa , caOed tor military service. Tba f4g mt acre ameaatM te approxi aeMty bait e the usual suaatlty ef tets barvostesT. j3 ECSQCL AT MONARCH SU raacck iKWoTfeas 74 pupils (CourUiy ONE SPOON, PLEASE. slake ooe spoon of sugar Do the work of two. Keep the projrara going Until the war It through. CVBAHCANl niLT: PHOVIDt AfiCMKA wrm row ill ion TVa OTtVAB MACff YEAH OVER 75 per cent, of the sugar used in the United States is delivered by ships. There is produced about 800,000 tons of beet sugar and 250,000 toni of cane FUgar in Louisiana. The total consumption of the United States is about 4,500,000 tons of raw sugar, which makes about 4,250,000 tons of refined sugar. If our coasts were blockaded as Germany's now are, we would have available for the use of the people of the United States only one pound of sugar for every four we use. Under such circumstances there is no doubt that the American people would get along on this limited supply without comnlaint. The United States Food Administration is asking every American household to use not more than two pounds of sugar per person each month for domestic use. Reducing our sugar consumption here means that we will be able to help supply the needs of France, Eng land and Italy. Sugar conservation on the American table also mans conservation of ships. The Army and Navy have sent out an "S. O. S." call for ships. "Save Our Ships to Transport Troops and Munitions to France, in order that we may keep the fight ing front where it now is and not allow it to extend to our own homes," is the message. There is ample sugar in the world for all require ments in fact, there is a krge surplus, but on account of the ship shortage it is not available for use in this country. Java, which produces 15 per cent of the worlds csne crop, s too far removed. It requires 150 to 160 days for a ship to go to Java and return. enrolled, vrhich taxes the new build ing to capacity. Mrs. Eogers, a rest- oVmt ef Monarch, ia the teacher. 1 IS'1' f Life and Charlts Dana QlbiaiO j j j fm jij j JiJJ JIJJ J JIJI.I. HI llllllllll MCE FRUIT and LESS SUGAR How? More Lew Canned Fruit Jam Dried Fruit Jelly Fruli Butter Preserves w Fresh Fruit Sweet Pickles w wwwwwwwwwwwww F. C. Wilbur, the towntite manag-r of Monarch was transacting basinets in Baxter Spriacs Wednesday. BLACK HAWK COMPANY MAKING FINE RECORD The Black Hawk Lead and Zinc Company has began the Installing of the oil flotation process at Its plant lo cated in south Picher. The company has been making a phenomlnal record for a new diggings. Last week its turnins were 200,000 pounds of lead and 200,000 pounds of blende. The company's production of lead has been averaging CO to 60 per cent a shift The mill has showed tip an exception' ally good recovery which has been holding a general average of ten per cent The plant has been operating re gularly one shift each day and part of the time two shifts. It is said the company expects to operate in the near future. BETHLEHEM MINE CLOSED TEMPORARILY The new Bethlehem mill at Quapaw has closed down temporarily, the cause being the inability of the man' agement to procure sufficient labor. Continued efforts will be made to ob tain shovclers and if the company fails it will probably install power shovels to handle the ore dirt A number of the heaviest stock holders were at the mine last week inspect ing their property and said they were well pleased with the outlook of the mine. It is believed by those inter ested that the mine will be a good nroducer when sufficient labor has been obtained to operate regularly. LUCKY STRIKE BEGAN OPERATION LAST WEEK The Lucky Strike Mining Company began operating its 300 ton plant at East Picher, October 1. The Lucky Strike people have been a long time developing, but report good finds were made in their drilling and in the shaft which was recently completed to a depth where drifting was desired. In September last year the company purchased through the late Charles W. Edwards of Joplin, the old Gibson mill of Porte Rico, which was dis mantled and moved to the Lucky Strike plant The mine is being op erated under the supervision of R. L. Austin of Joplin. CONGRESS AND THE WAR The war draws the whole people in to a common purposeful mass; and that combination acts through its Constitutional representative body, the Congress of the United States. Every act in the tremendous drama that is being enacted originated with Congress, has been propelled and guided by Congress, and the money to pay for it has been appropriated from vast stores of financial resources raised by authority of Congress. Fur thermore, whenever any action nec essary to the conduct of the war has been taken, Congress has acted with out partisanship. Republicans have taken as great a shore in the measures for raising armies and furnishing them with mu nitions and supplies as the other party. When the msident has sola the Government needed unusual pow ers, Congress has granted them, and in some cases the President would have failed if he had been compelled to depend upon the Democrats. The camnaiirn sloean of the Democratic candidates: "Stand by the President and elect a Democratic Congress' has, therefore, no meaning and bears no weight with thinking people who re- member facts as they exist Kbtndinir out from the malts of ac- tivities in connection with the present imnnrnlleled .situation are four creat rtinn hv Conweas: the declaration nf u-nr. the armv bill, the annroDria- tint, nnreasftrv to carry them on and the raising of the money to pay the appropriations. Everything olse, even th mnhiiifino- of th armed forces of the country, rests upon these four ele- why, then, there is absolutely nothing mentory actions by the Congress. Our to be done but for the allied armies .... .o a. f A,r MM 1 a Congressman, Hon. Phil Campbell, voted for all these measures and for ...m Kill thai naaaMl Conrreia that the war program and the hastening of the hour of victory, whose dawn to now brightening the east. This splen- a;a ronnnt Y ejuuuled bv call- ing attention to some trifling amend- ments that he or any other member of Congress may have voted for or .:-. e tMStci spb It is worth while to panso end re. member these things whon election day draws nigh. Let the people of the Third District testify to their appro- ciation of the high and patriotic ser- vice of Congressman Phil Campbell by returning him to Congress by even a bigger majority than he has ever had. n it also a rood thins: to remember that a Republican Congress will spur up the conduct of the war and expose (rrafters and profiteers who feel e- cure from exposure under a Demo- era tic Congress that refuses invest!- ration of expenditures on the specious pTriat aSonof thtf kind would be r reflection oa the Administration- The Howard Cowrant. ED UJ UNITED STATES CANNOT GRANT ARMISTICE UNTIL HUN ARMIES ARE OUT OF FRANCE AND BELGIUM. By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN Washington, Oct 9. Presi dent Wilson late yesterday aft ernoon called on Germany to throw aside all subterfuge and tell the world whether its latest appeal for an armistice and a peace conference to end the war is candid and straightforward. To the declaration of the Ger man imperial chancellor, Prince Msiimilsn. of Baden, asking the president "to take steps for the restoration of peace, the presi dent addresses several vital queries upon which depend whether he will take any further action in the matter. First and foremost, the presi dent makes it plain that the terms laid down by him in his address to congress on January 8, last, meant what they said, and he asks whether Germany in reality accepts them or simply desires to use them as a basis for negotiations. Then the president mokes it very plain Germany cannot expect him to arrance for an armistice while her forces remain on invaded soil. The good faith of any peace discussions, the president explains, would mani festly depend upon the consent of the central powers, immediately to with draw their forces everywhere from in vaded territory. And officials this afternoon emphasized this meant ev erywhere in the east, as well as in the west. Concluding his brief note to the German government, the president also asks whether the new imperial chancellor represents the German peo ple themselves or "the constituted authorities, of the empire who have so far conducted the war." By this means he will be able to place the chancellor on record as to whether he is speaking for the kaiser and the high command or whether he repre sents in his appeal for peace all of the element of the German people. Officials declared this afternoon the president, in adopting the course be did, has shifted the burden of proof of good intentions directly to Ger many, li tbe uerman note was ae signed to aid in reestablishing Ger man morale at home by throwing the responsibility for the continuation of the war on the United States and its allies, it has failed of its purpose, of ficials said. The president has pointed the way out if the purposo is to end the war. The central powers can have peace if they sincerely desire it And while 1 there is no mention of "unconditional surrender" in the president's note, he makes it emphatically plain that Gf r- many must do wining to reure irom invaded territory before she could ex- pect that an armistice would be grant - ed or even asked for. On the reply to this one question much will Hinge, ii uermany is wni- ing to retire within her own boundar- ies and here await further action oe- Blgned to carry out xne peace pnnci- pies enunciated by the president in his address to congress last January, then she voluntarily concedes defeat irom me military awnapoinv, soy. If she does not desire to do so, to continue xneir operauow German military machine is wiped out Of existence. Officials srenerally expressed their complete satisfaction this afternoon over the course that the president has taken. All along, iney nave poimea out be has MIX ine aoor W peace ajar. Today he has thrown it wide open if were is a sincere oobuw w wu war while, at the same time, he has snapped a trap which had been set - - ruruisr imngue. in piam signt u uie aeaire r me vexx oi uie repiy wuo.. "air: i nave me nonor w w.-. edge, on behalf of the president your note of October 6, enclosing a com- munkation from the German govern- ment to the president; and I am in- strocted by the president to request yon to make the following commum- . a 1 M - .had caUon to tne unpenai uwmaa eellor: --ueiore maaing repiy w" - quest ef the Imperial German govern- irtent, and in order that ina. repiy shall be a, candid and straigbtfor- a a a t I . lt warn aa ue Btn-aaon Totvett require, the pzeaieezs of the" 30 Unhed States deems it necessary to assure himself of the exact meaning of the note of the imperial chancellor. Does the imperial chancellor mean that the imperial German government accepts the term laid . down, bjs jthv president in his address to the 'con gress of the United States on the 8th of January last, and In subsequent ad drosses, and that its object in enter ing into discussions would be only to agree upon the practical details of their application? "The president feels bound to say with regard to the suggestion of aa armistice that he would not feel at lib erty to propose a cessation of arms to the governments with which the gov ernment of the United States la asso ciated against the central powers so long as the armies of those powers are upon their soiL The good faith of any discussion would manifestly de pend upon the consent of tbe central powers immediately to withdraw their forces everywhere from Invaded ter ritory. "The president also feels he is justi fied in asking whether the imperial chancellor is speaking merely for the constituted authorities of the empire who have so far conducted the war. He deems the answers to these ques tions vital from every point of view. "Accept air, the renewed assurances of my high consideration. (Signed) "Robert Lansing." "Mr. Frederick Oederlln, "Charge d'Aff aires of Switzerland, ad interim, . . "In charge of German interests in the United States." ACME COMPANY WILL MILL FROM LOWER RUN The Acme Lead and Zinc Company which has two concentrating plant east of Picher is only operating plant No. 2 at the present Much develop ing is being carried on by the com pany by putting down test holes to learn the pitch of the second run of pay dirt Plant No. 1 was operated almost one year on the upper run, which was found to be paying when tine ore was at a premium. The com pany knowing that the second run is of a greater recovery has decided to go deeper and mill from the lower run. NO QUARANTINE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS It has been reported that the Baxter Springs schools would be placed under quarantine, or suspended, on account of the influenza. No order as yet bis been issued to that effect An inquiry into the situation does not justify the report appearing in a Joplin paper that there are several cases of influ enza in the city. A reputable physi cian s-ives it as his opinion thrr "' nonC( nothjne wotse than some bat! cold& j ..m ; LIBErxy LOAN FALLING SHOR- Washington, Oct 9. Th Fourth Liberty Loan is far behind sclrrule in money returns, it was announrrd by the treasury department this af ternoon. Officials frankly state that they are puzzled over the situafon. INDIAN DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS IN CITY J. W. Howell, special representative of the Indian Department J. A Tel lier of Little Rock, Ark., special 'as sistant attorney general of the United States, and Leslie J. Lyons of Kansas City, Mo., an attorney, were in Bax ter Springs Wed. making investiga tion of the Goodeagle estate affairs.' It is understood from them that the matter is to be expedited hencefor ward. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley . Smith and Miss Grace Perkins were visitors to . Coffeyville Wednesday. iiisKM Mildred Abel, Edna urn and xhna Hutchingsrill entertain the . UsLChtr of the Baxter schools at the hom of Mr. and Mrs. David Treat on Thirteenth St, and Lincoln Ave., this evening .. ' m apt. J 1 a A e j. r. ureen, me pioneer ww of Monarch was in Baxter Wednesday oa Duainess. - - - " ur. r. "m Wlchi tomtit her s PWPp. eatwf av4euf 4 leak Vlawrlia AeaTlV IDMt . .Tr ... . " . Ing held there thla week. 0 ma.