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M TftlK IIOl'l ;
Slackers at Home With Cash to
Loan Are Friends of Kaiser
Bill and Aiding Enemy
Hm the camouflaged peace talk of
the Hon during the past few days
dampened the ardor of Baxter Springs
, Do the people of this community be
Jieve is the sincerity of Kaiser Wil
helm'a latest travesty upon sincerity
and justice, as he talks of uncondition
al surrender and peace, and at the
game .time kills American soldiers in
cold blood and destroys French and
Belgian towns with greater ferocity
1inn n nnv nthoi timo in hia infon.
ous career?
These are some of the questions
local liberty loan workers asked them
selves Saturday as the final reports
for the day showed only a meager
18,000 subscribed during the day,
leaving a large margin yet to be sub
scribed during the coming week, to
keep the city from being listed as
among those cities that have failed
to measure us to the mark expected
by the boys in France.
Boys Must Stay On
It is argued that a peace move, no
matter how favorable, from the Ger
man nation would entail at least an
other year of active service for our
boys in Europe. To bring them home
will take fitill another year, and at
the ?omc time the folks at homo are
lagging behind in their support of the
fighters who are really responsible
for making the Hun surrender, if he
jUa"- VNMMfYuuttf wnrVInrr nn 4ha Infill
campaign Saturday felt that Home
body was failing to do his duty, and
a number of them were able to place
their finger on the parties who have
failed. They told stories of some of
the richest, and supposedly best, citi
zens of Baxter Springs, who have
subscribed for one-third the number of
bonds they are able to handle. They
also told of others, not quite so rich,
but avowedly good citizens, who have
made deep sacrifices, in order that the
United SUtes can "sec it thru."
Start Tomorrow
and Keep It Up
Every Morning
Cat lit the habit of drinking
gtSM of hot water before
rfe nnt tiara, lnnr. an pl't make
oar stay agreeable. Let us live well,
at well, digest well, work well, sleep
wen, aid look well, what a glorious
eooomoa to attain, and yet, bow very
easy tt Is If one will only adopt the
morning Inside bath.
Folks who are accustomed to feel
doll and heavy when they arise, split
ting headache, stuffy from a cold, foul
longse. nasty breath, acid stomach,
tan, instead, feel as fresh as a daisy
by opening the sluices of the system
each morning and flushing out the
wholo of the internal poisonous stag
nant natter.
Everyone, whether ailing, sick or
wall, should, each morning, before
breakfast, drink a glass of real hot
water vlih a teaspoooiul of limestone
phosphate In It to wash from the
stomach, liver and bowels the previous
gays) Indigestible waste, sour blln
aad poisonous toxins; thus cleaning,
sweetening and purifying the entire
alimentary canal before putting more
tood Into the stomach. The action of
tot water and limestone phosphate on
an empty stomach la wonderfully In
vigorating. It cleans out all the sour
fermentations, gases, waste and
acidity and gives one a splendid
appetite for breakfast While you are
tnloylng your breakfast the water
and phosphata Is quietly extracting
a larga volume of water from the
blood and getting ready for a
thorough flushing of all the Inside
The mlUlons of peoulo v.'bo are
bothered with constipation, bilious
spsUe, stomach trouble; others who
bave sallow skins, blood disorders and
sickly complexions are urged to ret s
ensrter pound of llraostono phoxpnate
from the drug store. This will cost
very, Uttle, but Is sufficient to m ke
anyone a pronounced crank on the
. chtaet of Inslae-bathtng belor nreaa
Marshal Foch Has His Enemy
Bewildered With Versa
tile Tactics
By Floyd MacGriff,
International News Service Staff
l,on.lon, Oct. 8 (by mail). Superior
Allied strategy is beating the Ger
Hindonburg's forces are reeling
backward, not because they are much
inferior in strength to the Allied arm'
ics, but because Field Marshal Foch
and his lieutenants have developed
new tactics and the German makers
of war have not worked out a way to
counter them. For, placed as the Al
lies now are, with increasing numbers
of Americans becoming available daily
for the fight, the problem is one al
most incapable of solution by the Ger
Seemingly, the Germans, if Berlin's
wnr communications may be taken as
indicating their conclusions, have not
even grasped the significance of
Foch's strategy, or if they have, the
war lords are keeping it very dark.
The official German communiques
speak of repeated failures of the Al
lies to effect a "break through," just
as the Germans failed to club their
way through the French and British
lines in March, April, May, June and
July That's where the Germans
make their first mistake. The Allies
are not trying to effect a "break
through." Foch has not yet reached
that point in his offensive plan.
Foch's strategy is based upon a
"liquid" or shifting offensive, one
which is started on a comparatively
narrow front, designed to gain lim
ited objectives. If these are obtained
then the attack may be widened, and
when the Germans bring up reserves
the plan is to hit somewhere else.
Thus the whole German line is kept in
constant state of dread and anticipa
tion, while unable to retrieve the of
fensive so skillfully wielded by Foch.
Ludendorff's plan of attack was
simply to break through the Allied
line by sheer weight. He struck only
after wHks of careful preparation,
devoting ull his force to the one sa
lient .'ittackod. Aa his blows lost mo
mentum nnd "peter out" he was then
compelled to start ull over again on
some other sector. Each offensive
was a separate enterprise, and when
he drained dry the possibilities of each
his strategic successes were unimport
ant. He failed to accomplish what he
set out to do. Ludendorff's blows
were along the same lines of every
other big German movement, such as
brought successes against a weaker
force, as in Rumania, Serbia and at
Caporctto. Ludendorff evidently paid
no attention to what Foch had In mind
for Ludendorff hoped for a crushing
success, and with the plans of the en
emy matter little.
During all of the anxious months of
the German drives, Foch was guided
by a maxim laid down by himself
when instructor at the French Staff
College, which held:
"Economize forces while keeping
the combat nourished, right up to the
moment when we shall pass from
such a preparation to the main at
tack." That principle has been Foch's
guiding star. Foch economized forces
when the enemy wasted his in abor
tive attempts to break through. Foch
yielded ground, when he could with
out endangering his strategic posi
tion, rather than waste men. He was
saving his resources for the time
when the Germans had wielded their
club so .vigorously that exhaustion of
German reserves took away the ter
ror of the club.
That principle is at the base of all
the Allies have done since July 18,
when the Franco-Americans started
their counter-offensive which drove
the Germans back to the Vesle. The
second battle of the Marne had no
more than ended when the third bat
tle of the Somme began, with Haig's
attack on the Amiens front While
German reserve divisions were
thrown in to halt this drive, Mangin
struck on the Atone front and this
battle had no more than thrown
greater concentration and confusion
in the German command than Byng's
blow was delivered on tho Ancre.
Foch was working out his principle
of a "liquid offensive," keeping the
"battle nourished" and working
toward the moment when the Allies
shall "pass from preparation to the
main attack." i
Before the main attack is delivered
the Allies must be much stronger
than they now are. In consequence of
continued hammering the GermanaJ
also will be very much weaker. The
main attack will not be struck until
there is every reason to believe that
it will win and shatter the German
Thus the present fighting resem
bles in great measure a duelling
match, except that the Allies have a
eormnander-in-ciiief who knows how
to wield a sword, now to parry aad
Text of President's Reply to
Germany's Note on Peace
The text of the president's answer follows s
"In reply to the communication of the German government dated
the 12th instant which yon handed me today, I have the honor to re
quest you to transmit the following answers
The unqualified acceptance by the present German gov
ernment and by a large majority of the relchstag of the terms
laid down by the president of the United States of America
in his address to the congress of the United States on the 8th
day of January, 1918, and in his subsequent address, justifies
the president in making a frank and direct statement of his
decision with regard to the communications of the German
government of the 8th and 12th of October, 1918.
"It must be clearly understood that the process of evacu
ation and the conditions of an armistice sre matters which
must be left to the judgment and advice of the military ad
visers of the government of the United States snd the allied
governments, and the president feels it his duty to ssy that
no arrangements can be accepted by the government of the
United Ststes which does not provide absolutely satisfsctory
safeguards tind guarantees of the maintenance of the present
military supremacy of the armies of the United States snd
the allies in the field.
The president feels confident that he can safely assume
that this will be the judgment snd decision of the allied gov
ernments. He feels that it is also his duty to add that neither the
government of the United States nor, he is quite sure, the
governments with which the government of the United Ststes
is associsted as a belligerent will consent to consider sn arm
istice so long an the srmed forces of Germany continue the
illegal snd inhuman practices which they still persist in.
"At the very time thst the German government ap
proaches the Government of the United State with proposals
of peace its submsrines are engaged in sinking passenger
ships at sea snd not the ships alone, but the very boats in
which their passengers and crews seek to make their way to
safety; and in their present enforced withdrawal from Flan
ders and France the German armies sre pursuing a course of
wsnton destruction which has always been regarded as in di
rect violation of the rules and practices of civilized warfare.
Cities and villages, if not destroyed, are being stripped of all
they contain, not only but often of their very inhabitants. The
nations associated against Germany cannot he expected to
agree to a ctswation of arms while arts of inhumanity, spoli
ation and desolation are being continued, which they justly
look upon with horror and with burning heart.
"It is necessary also in order that there may be no possi
bility of misunderstanding that the president should very
solemnly call the attention of the government of Germany to
the language and plain intent of one of the terms of peace
which the German government has now accepted. It is con
tained in the address of the president delivered at Mount
Vernon on the 4th of July last.
"It is as follows:
"The destruction of every arbitrary power anywhere
that can separately, secret ely and of its single choice disturb
the peace of the world; or, if it cannot be presently destroyed,
at least its reduction to virtual impotency.'
The power which has hitherto controlled the Germsn
nation is of the very sort here described. It is within the
choice of the German nation to alter it. The president's words
just quoted naturally constitute a condition precedent to '
peace, if peace is to come by the sction of the German people
themselves. The president feels bound to say that the whole
process of peace will, in his judgment depend upon the defi
niteness snd the satisfactory character of the guarantees
which csn be given in this fundamental matter. It is indis
pensible that the governments associated against Germany
should know beyond a presdventure with whom they are
The president will make a separate reply to the royal
and imperial government of Austria-Hungary.
"Accept, sir, the renewed assurances of my high consid
eration. (Signed) "ROBERT LANSING.
"Frederick Oderlin, charge d'affairs ad interim, in charge of
German interests in the United States."
thrust, while the opponent is only
versed in the arts of wielding a club.
is the fact that the opponent is
still strong that the thrust cannot
yet be made which will lose him the
All the Allied blows since the sec
ond battle of the "Marne have been de
lievred, at the outset from a narrow
front, which steadily expands as the
blow is driven home. This plan has
many advantages;, it's easier to pre- i
.... I
pare secretely for a sudden blow on a w mmuies nien uoes uu.u,
small scale, the enemy cannot be cer- -paralyzes the enemy's front posi
! it i h- lwiil afctm or some- tions ever better. It was the Allies
thing more menacing, lees risk is in- who first delivered ammunition to ad
volved, and constant harrying by such vanced machine gun squadrons by par
attacks weakens the enemy's morale achutes dropped from aeroplanes. It
and disorganizes his defense.
While sustaining the German blows
for four months the shock troon tac-
tics and the great "steel-hand" offen
B.TI.?i3 Wasted
Prompt Action Is Plesslng
Baxter springs uttsens
Get down to the cause of
Bad backs are xrequentiy causea oy
weak kidneys.
Help the kidneys to get rid of kid
ney backache.
Doan's Kidney nui are tor cne sua-
"no time wasted trying to cure oth-
er troubles. ,
Baxter Springs people endorse their general whereby he halted the
"Mrs, T. J. Lee. East St, Baxter German drive east of Rheima by stub
Springs, says: "An attack of the grip bornly but only lightly holding the
weakened my kidneys and for a long forward positions and removing the
time after that, ray back was i weak. line mifitence a couple of miles to
My feet and ankles swelled and I had
baddixxT spells. Doan's Kidney Pills . . , , . ... .
procured from A. R. Kane's Drug Foch. who danngly wrested the or
ators, strengthened my back, the fensive from the Germans after he
pains were relieved and the swelling gainfully conducted the greatest
West dOWa.
(Oe. at aH dealers. Fwter-liUura
jlllfgrs, Buffalo, K. T. 4i
sive the French and British learned
many lessons from the foe and have
improved upon his methods of assault
The German plan of moving troops
into line quietly, by nighttime and
without noise, has been bettered. The
German shock battalions of machine
gunners has been bettered with ar
mored cars and tanks with machine
guns. The German plan of drumfire
for a few hours before attack has been
bettered with a more intense fire of a
m i .L. J At- un:MMB
was the Allies who nrst empioyea
cavalry, tanxs ana aeroplanes in co-
orainauon enecuvciy.
It is the Allies
who have learned not to waste men in
taking any position which can be out
flanked, generally by means of a new-small-scale
attack on an adjacent por
tion of the line. It is the Allies who
have learned to stop an offensive,
whether it be on a wide scale or nar
row when it ceases to pay in results
for casualties sustained and munitions
spent The German "club .offensive
often halted only when the shock
troops had difficulty In crossing the
bodies of their own dead.
n..x : ,u. 1ia bait dm
striving to imitate Gouraud's plan of
defense, a plan first employed by the
, ... ,j J-- In Virfnrv. but h I
7. - 7i Tv. ZZv,, i
fully treated to -nourish the eambatj
i nv in now
Druggist Says Ladles are Using
Kecipe of Sage Tea and
Ratr that loses Its eolar and lustre,
or when It fades, turns fray, dull and
lifeless, ! eaueed by a lack of sulphur
In Ik t1 Ou, ,,lwHmftlh.r made
up a mixture of Base Tee. and 8ulphur
to keep her locks dark and beautiful,
tnd thousands of women and men who
value thst even color, that beautiful
dark shade of hair which Is so at
tractive, use only this old-time recipe.
Nowadays we set this famous mix
ture Improved by the addition of other
Inrredlenta . by asking at any drui
tore for a bottle ot "Wyeth's Bar
and Sulphur Compound," which dark
ens the hair so naturally, so evenly,
that nobody can possibly tell tt hu
been applied. Ton Just dampen a
uponre or sort brush with It and draw
this through your hair, taklmr one
email strand at a time. By morning
t ti. tial Afaannaara tint what
dellrhts the ladles with Wyeth's Sane
ana uuipnar uompoana u mmi. Be
sides beautifully darkening the hair
ntimr a tarn annllratlnna. tt alan hrinrf
bark the Kloss and lustre and gives it
an appearance ui iDuiunn
Wyeth's Bare and 8ulphur Com-
i.inJ a rfallvhtfnl tnllat rannlalta
to impart color and a youthful ap
pearance to we uir. at w noi in
tended for the cure, mltlflattoa or pre
vention of disease.
right up to the moment we shall pass
from such a preparation to the main
attack." This preparation entails
keeping the enemy disorganized
retreat, and low in reserve. It con
templates making the Germans t
un their reserves so they will have
no strategic force for meeting the
Allies when they choose to deliv
the main attack. So additional minor,
but very important offensives, may
be expected for the next few weeks
if not months.
When the main attack comes
Americans are certain to piny a he
roic and epoch-making part
From True Pigg to His Parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ransom Pigg
Great Lakes, 111., 10-8,-18.
Loved Ones: I received your let
ter dated October 3 with seven other
letter. I have been lucky getting so
much mail but of course it is delayed
by chantrinir camp.
Now for the love of Pete don't wor-
rv about me for I feel fine again and
am allowed to walk around all over
camp. I am gaining strength, just my
throat is real sore, but I guess I am
all rieht all other ways.
Mother. I euees the fellow who kept
you posted about my sickness was in
the Navy. I didnt know anything
about it, but sure was glad for I was
too weak to write you. I received
three letters when I was over at the
Y." Read one and the other two laid
there bv me for a couple of days be
fore I read them. I was at the "Y"
7 dnvs and have been here thirteen
days but have been up for about five
days. Yesterday was my first day
outside the door.
1 received two letters from Hazel,
one from cousin Frank, two from Ga
lena srirls, one from Ethel and one
from cousin Clara. Some mail, eh 7
Hazel sent me some panaies pressed.
Gosh but they sure are pretty.
Mary and Gladys, I just haven't
time to write you now and don't know
any news to write you anyway, so be
Well. I ruess I will be busy writ
ing for a while. Wrote seven last
iipht and this mornine and had three
more to write when I received those
light letters. With love,
Your son in Service, TRUE.
(First published in Baxter Springs
News, sept, zu, iio.;
A. F. McElhenie, J. Underwood, D.
L. Wheat & A. J. McElhenie part
ners under the firm name of Baxter
Coal & Material Company ....Plaintiff
H. L. Chawning Defendant
Publication Notice
tiatwhv tintlnod that VOU
were sued in the above named Court
bv the above named Plaintitrs on tne
22nd day of August 1918, on an ac
count for coal sold and delivered by
Plaintiffs to Defendant ana tnai riain
tiffs ssk for judgment for $05.77 snd
inform t 6 ner snnum from the
first day of June. 1918. And that cer-
tain property belonging xo you
taken by order of attachment issued
said cause on we sra aay oi ocp-
tember, 1918, and that said case will
be heard before above Just'ce of the
Peace on the 29th day or uctooer,
1918, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Datpd at Baxter Springs, Kansas,
this 20th day of .September, 1918.
The Baxter Springs coal
Material Company.
By Their Attorneys,
McNeill A Biffle
Attest: J. M. English,
jastiet af the Race.
; Says Cream Applied In Nostrils
, Opens Air Passages Right Up. . .
Instant relief no waiting. Your
clogged nostrils open right up; the air
Passages of your head clear and you can
breathe freely. No more hawking, snuf
fling, blowing, headache, drrnees. No
struggling lor breath at nights your
cold or catarrh dieappesrs.
ft a saiall bottle of Fly's Cream
Balm from yuur dniggUt now. Apply
a little of this fragrant antineptic.
healing cream in your nostrils. It pen
etrates through every air passage of the
head, soothes the inflamed or swollen
mucous membrane and relief conies in
stantly. It's just fine. Don't stay ituffed-up
with a cold or pasty catarrh.
Ten Per Cent Tax on Sporting
Goods, Firearms and Lux
nries Are Hard Hit
Washington, Oct. 12. The 10 per
cent taxes fixed by the house on pas
sanger automobiles and motorcycles
were cut in half by the senate finance
committee, which made rapid progress
in its revision of the war revenue bill.
Consediration of the amusement and
club dues sections and half of the lux
ury tax schedule was completed.
In reducing the tax on passenger
automobiles and motorcycles to 5 per
cent the committee fixed the same im
post on such vehicles as automo
bile trucks and tractors. The 10 per
cent placed by the house on automo
bile tires and accessories also was re
duced to five per cent.
House taxes of 10 per cent on sport
ing gool3, cameras and photographic
supplies were accepted. The tax on
chewing gum, which was made 6 per
cent by the house, was reduced to 4
per cent, but the house levy of 10 per
cent on candy was approved.
The house provisions levying taxes
on firearms ami ammunition when
sold other than to the government,
were adopted, as was the provision
levying a 10 per cent tax on yachts
and other pleasure boats selling for
more than $15.
The house section which would levy
imposts on trunks costing more than
$50 was amended, so as to fix this
amount at $25, while for valises and
traveling bags, $15 was made the
minimum instead of $25.
The committee also agreed to the
taxing of purses and handbags costing
more than $5 instead of $7.50 as fixed
by the house.
All of the house provisions relative
to men's and women's wearing . ap
parel were accepted unchanged. Un
der this schedule men, women and
boys will be permitted to pay $50 for
suits or overcoats without being sub
ject to tax, while women's dresses
costing less than $40 will be exempted.
The house proposal to tax women's
hats costing more than $15 was ac
cepted, but the provision placing the
limitation of $5 for men's and boys'
hats and $2 for caps was revised so as
to make $6 for the former and $4 for
the latter.
Take a flam of Salts before breakfast
if your Back hurts or Bladder
ii troubling yon.
No man or woman who eats meat regu
larly can make a mil take by flushing the
kidneys occasionally, saji well-known
authority. Meat forms uric acid which
excites the kidneys, they become over
worked from the strain, get sluggish and
fail to filter the wate and poisons from
the blood, then we get sick. Nearly all
rheumatism, headaches, liver trouble.
nervousneM, dizziness, aleepleeeness ana
urinary disorder come from sluggish
The moment you feel a dull ache in the
kidneys or your back hurts or if tho
urine Is cloudy, Ten tire, full of sedi
ment, irregular of passage or attended by
a sensation of acawing, stop eaung meas
aad get about four ounces of lad
Salts from any pharmacy; take a
tablespoonful in a glass of water before
breaJclMt and in a few days your kidneys
will act fine. This famous salts is made
from the acid of trapes and lemon J nice.
combined with lit hi, and has been used
for generations to fluih and stimulate
toe kidneys, also to neutralize uw aaas
la urine to it no longer eauses Irritation,
thus ending bladder weakness.
J ad Salts is isexpeniira and cannot
injure i makes a delightful effervescent
lithia-water drink which everyone
should take now aad then to keep the
kidneys clean and activs snd
the blood
pwre, tkereny avotoiBg

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