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v BOOfiVs; pjn ALL TUB Tonif "-tit to" print- "V. - HVtl I 1 M l I'll I V All BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918 NUMBER 38 VOLUME XXXVII IIJEII DTI VALUATION AND LEVY FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES FOR CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS im UK IE COOT Has Largest Total Valuation of Real Estate and Also the Largest Levy The county clerk's office has fin ished ths tax statistics for the coun ty and the different items will make VVtrUI w Grand total of the railroad valua "Hion J6.482.702.00, tax $106,895.03. ? Total township, real estate $15,367, . 816.00, total tax $251,144.17. Personal, $5,102,350. Total town - ship valuation $19,470,165. City real estate, $4,977,855. .-Personal, $3,330,880. Total cities' valuation $8,808,735. City total tax, $268,299.06. Dos tax $2,409. Special city tax, $46,004.07. Valuation and taxes for the differ ent towns of the counties are as fol lows: Real estate. $1,778,520. Personal, $903,220. Total, $2,687,740. Tax, $88,631.43. Special, $32,350.16. Dog tax, $41. Columbus Real estate, $1,828,045. rersonal, $809,610. Total, $2437,655. Tax, $65,626.04. Doc tax. $110. Galena Itpnl tstnt. Sl.095.510. ' Personal, $1,200,510. Total, $295,920. Tax, $83,227.16. Dog tax, $171. Taving, $456.15. Sewer, $1,167.73. Mineral Real estate,. $206,575. . Personal, $76,645. .. Total, $283,220. . Tax, $11,641.23. Dog tax, $63. Scaromoa Real estate, $242,696. Personal, $215,685. Weir Real estate, $326,740. Personal, $125,210. Total, $451,950. Tax, $17,128.80. Dog tax, $66. Cherokee Township Real estate, $482,640. Personal, $128,070. Total, $610,610. Tax, $11,268.27. Dog tax, $103. Mineral Township Real estate, $867,330. Personal. $192,795. rri.l CI ftflO I'O.T T ' ' w i , An be Ross Township Real estate, $502,223. Personal, $502,656. Total, $1,004,981. Tax, $30,576.81. Dog tax, $348. Sheridan Township Real estate, $1,356,775. Personal, $526,300; Total, $1,833,675. Tax, $23,383,81. Dog tax, $201. Lola Township Real estate, $885,335. Personal, $343,430. Total, $1,228,763. Tax, $15,392.60. Dog tax, $123. Salamanca Township Real estate, $781,215. Personal, $211,485. Total, $992,700. , Tax, $13327.46. Dog tax, $121. Crawford Townsh'p Real estate, $706,790. Personal, $217,700. Total, $217,700. Total, $?2M3a .Tax, $9,943.59. Dogtax,;$$3. I -. Shawns TowBflpp- -: Real estate 5795-.175. , Perscmal,' $193365. i Total, '' - Tax, $l2J7JT4.:i' n-.V . Dog tax, 14.00. Lowell Township Real estate, 3174195. Personal, $81,755. Total, $399,050. Tax $5376.47. Dog tax, $62. Lyon Township Real estate, $1387,115. Personal, $1,038,415. Total, $2316,530. Dog tax, $187. ' Neosho Township Real estate, $1,000,565. Personal, $361385. Total. $1361345. Tpx, $18,125.73. Dog tax, $143. Garden Township Real estate, $1,898,355. Personal, $88305. Total, $1,966,960. Tax, $25,376.69. Dog tax, $49. Spring Valley Township Real estate, $1,582,620. Personal, $725330. Total, $2353,850. Tax, $2,434.63. Dog tax, $176. Special, $201.80. (First published in Baxter Springs News October 25, 1918.) ORDINANCE NO. 213 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FIRST CLASS CONCRETE SIDEWALK ON CERTAIN STREETS WITHIN THE CITY OF BAXTER SPRINGS KANSAS. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAY OR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF BAXTER SPRINGS, KAN SAS: Section 1. That a sidewalk of concrete or cement be nnd the name is ordered constructed on the north side of the street be ginning at the Southeast Corner of Lot six. Block two, Chubb's Addition and extending nlong nnd abutting the South side of Lots six and seven, to the Southwest Corner of Lot seven, Block two, Chubb's Ad dition to said City of Baxter Springs, extending from Garfield Avenue to Cherokee Avenue in said City, and al so beginning at the Northwest Cor ner of Lot seven, Block ten, Mann s Addition to aid City and extending' along East side of Cherokee Avenue to 10th Street along and abutting up on the west side or biocks ten ana eight of Mann's Addition to said City of Baxter Springs. That all of said sidewalks shall be of material and workmanship as is provided for first class concrete or cement sidewalks in section one of Ordinance No. 191 and shall be four feet wide. Section 2. Construction of the side walks herein provided shall be com pleted within sixty (60) nays from the passage, approval and publication of this ordinance and shall, as to mater ial and construction be subject to the supervision, inspection and approval of the city engineer of the said city of Baxter Springs. Section 3. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, approval and pub lication. Passed and approved this 1st day of October, 1918. E. L. WRIGHT. Mayor. Attest: W. P. HOWARD, City Clerk. (Seal) - I, W. P. Howard, city clerk of the city of Baxter Springs, Kansas, here by certify that the above and forego ing is a true and correct copy of Ordi nance No. 213, as the same was pass ed by the City Council at a meeting held October 1, 1918, and as the same now appears on file in my office. (Seal) W. P. Howard. City Clerk. E. R. Kinkaid, Baxter Springs cor respondent of the Joplin News-Herald, has cone to his former home, Kirks- ville, Mo., for an indefinite stay, for the restoration of his health which Ins rot Iwen good of late. Rav Bvmum is seriously ill at his home, 1712 Park Ave. His brother, Byron, at a camp in Virginia, is ex pected home before leaving for France. Mrs. C. A. Diveley nnd Miss Helen Diveley returned Wed. night after a five months visit with relatives at Anna, 111. Russell Barnes returned Wed. night frim Wichita, Kan., where he has been visiting for several days. Mrs. S. Holley returned to her home in Joplin Wednesday after a few days visit here with Mrs. J. Bymum, of 1712 Park Ave. Miss Harriet Helm arrived Wednes day from SL Mary's. Kan., and will be the guest of her sister, Mrs. M. E. Reddy. John aid Waltr Campbell returned Wed. nitfit from Wichita Palls, Tex !wh?r? they are working in the oil t fields. ' : : ' Levaia Witzansky and Govis France of Webb City, -were the guests of sev eral of their school friends here Wed. Bight1': "i - " " ' Text of President Reply fo Washington. Oct 23 The text of follows: Tho secretary of state makes public the following: From the secretary of atate to the charge d'affairs ad interim In charge of German interests in the United States. Department of State, October 23, 1918. ' Sirs: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 23d, transmitting a communication under date of the 20th, from the German government, and to advise you that the president has instructed me to reply thereto as follews: Having received the solemn and explicit assurance of the Ger man government that it unrestrictedly accepts the terms of peace laid down in his address to the congress of the United States on the 8th of January, 1918, and the principle of settlement enunciated in his subsequent addresses, particularly the address of the 27th of September, and that it desires to dis cuss the detail of their appli cation, and that this wish and purpose emanate, not from those who have hitherto dictated German policy nnd conducted the present war on Germany's behalf, but from ministers who speak for the majority of the rcichstag and for an overwhelming -majority of the German people; and having received also the assurance in explicit terms of the present German government that the humane rules of civilized warfare will be observed on both land and sea by the German armed farces, the president of the United States feels that he cannot decline to take up with the government with which the United States is as sociated the question of an armistice. He deems It h?s duty to say again, however, that the only armis tice he will be justified in submitting for consideration would be one which should leave the United States and the powers associated with her in a position to enforce any arrangements that may be entered into and to malTe a renewal of hostilities on the part of Germany im possible. The president has, therefore, transmitted his correspond ence with the present German authorities to the governments with wliich the government of the United States is associated as a bellig erent, with the suggestion that, if those governments are disposed to effect peace upon the terms nnd principles indicated, their military advisors and the military advisors of the United States be asked to submit to the governments associated against Germany the neces sary terms of such an armistice as will fully protect the interests of the' people involved, nnd insui-e to the associated governments their unrestricted power to safeguard and enforce the details of the peace to which the German government has agreed, provided they deem such an armistice possible from the military point of view. Should such terms of an armistice be suggested, their acceptance by Ger many will afford tho best concrete evidence of -her unequivocal ac ceptance of the terms and principles of peace from which the whole action proceeds. , . 1 he president would deem himself lacking in candor did he not point out in frankest possible terms the reason why extraordinary safeguards must be demanded. Significant nnd important as the constitutional changes seem to be, which are spoken of by the German foreign secretary in his note of the 20th of October, it does not ap pear that the principle of a government responsible to the German people has yet been fully worked out, or that any guarantees either exist or aro in contemplation that the a'terations of principle and of practice now partially agreed upon will be permanent. Moreover, it does not nppear that thi feat of the present d'fficulty has bom reached. It may be that future wars have. been brought under the control of the German people, but the prsent war has not been; and it is with the present war tkat we are d "r.g. It i-evidoiit that the German people have no means of commanding the ncquescnce of the military authorities of the empire in the popular will; that the power Ol ini! King 01 nussia in cuimui mv ui .) ui m-- impuc s paired; that the determining initiative still remains with those who have hitherto been masters of Germany. Feeling that the whole peace of th world depends now on plain speaking and stra giutorwara action, the president dtemB it his duty to say, without any attempt to so? ten what may seem nartn woros, uvm me nauuna iu me itiu do net and cannot trust the word of those who h:ive hkhcrto bicn the masters of German policy, and to point out once more that in con cluding peace and attempting to undo the infinite injuries ad in- justice of this war, the government of the United States cannot deal with any but veritable representatives of the German people who have been assured of a genuine constitutional standing as the real rulers of Germany. If it must deal with the m'litan- masters and ths monarchial autocrats of Germany now, or if it is i:ke!y to deal with . them later, in regard to the international obligations of the German empire, it must demand, not peace negotiations, but surrender. Noth ing can be gained by leaving this essential thing unsaid. Accept, sir, the renewed assurances of my h jrh consideration, (Signed) ROBERT LANSING. Mr. Frederick Oederlin, charge d'affairs of Switzerland, ad interim in charge of German interest in the United States. CDMCTBIE I'iCIMIL Council Decides to Make a Start On the Establishment of a Munic ipal Water Plant J. P. Thipps was awarded the con tract, by the City Council Wed. night, for drilling "one or more .wells" for the new city water plant at the site on the north side of the city. The city may drill one well only under the terms, or two wells. In two wells are drilled now, while the driller has his outfit on the ground, the second will cost $100 less than the contract price for the first well. Mr. Thipps' bid was as follows: For the first 475 feet, hole large enough to admit 10 and H in. casing, $8.75 per foot For drilling an 8 in. hole from 475 to 1,000 feet, $3.75 per foot From 1,000 feet to as far as a well must be sunk to get suitable water, $5.00 per foot He agrees to have the first well completed within four monthB. J. W. Earls also had a bid in. His price was $12.00 per foot for the first 475 feet and $6.00 a foot for the bal ance of the way down. JettiJi,; probably settle the matter of provid- The letting of these contracts will ing suitable water service lor cityT Of course the WD r ?JZ weU. ITdbulId more than pay for the wells and build 1 the reservoir TJ'0f the public, utilities commission the citizens will simply lue to vote more bonds to put in the ma ns ana x lJ t. tv..Viii, tm rtrv lire nrurauu It is said that there is a possibility 11 is saia m v r G. Worthinrton, of Galena, was business visiter her Wednesday. WAson's German Peace Note President Wilson's reply to Germany Will House the New School of ing Work to Be Start cd Soon Min The city council, at its adjourned meeting Wed. night, passed a resolu tion authorizing the remodeling and repairing of the library building for the purpose of providing suitable quarters for the new School of M'nes, the establishment of which is now under way under the direction of Prof. A. C. Terrill, of the Department of Engineering of the state university. ijic uuseiiieiu win ue uacu wr i the chemical laboratories and class rooms and the present auditorium floor will be remodeled for a lecture room. The importance to the city of this new institution is well understood by the city council and that body is dis posed to do everything possible to in sure the success of the undertaking that before the work of drilling is started the parties Interested in the Sinst A bulld5nf of the ( j . that he ' , . . in in 1 BE REMODELED J ..7 andThc7 purchase JTiS ted by ihat date. ttat and enlarge upon It It is heldjTh'e lecture of Prof. A. C, Terrill oa I scheduled for .. ,mnta !n , -. -- -"-,--" r - . r n . P . , 1 " "" 4 . , , There is a possibility that all kinds , of Interesting things win yet dCTel0P 1 m the water situation. IW1KSP1M MS Ell FII1GED Baxter Springs Assured Found ry and Machine riant in the Near Future The Daily Citizen has it on author- ative information that Baxter Springs men have a fund raised toward an iron works plant that is sufficient to guarantee such a plant when one Is obtainable that will fill the bilL An Investigation of a plant, now located at Oklahoma City, has been in pro gress for the past two weeks with a view of moving it to Baxter, and the site here had been obtained. An ex pert report on the plant by two men has been made, however, to the effect thnt a bulk of the equipment is not heavy enoutrh for the demands that are made upon machinery in doing the work for th's mining field. The in- vedtisration was made by an expert mining district machinery man and an expert oil field machinery man, and ;hcir reports were the same. Thin nrc-nnization of men. who are willing to invest in an iron plant was brought about through the efforts of ih- Chamber of Commerce, and a ma jority of them are members of that organization. Following the report of the investigators on the Oklahoma City plant, it was decided by the Bax ter capitalists that their fund should re:nain up for another proposition. T1.3 site is also being held for that purpose. At the present time the Chamber of Commerce is in touch with another in n plant, one that is understood to be sufficient for this field and that is sh it down at its present location. It s the intention to work out such an industry for this city within the near- !st time possible. Amone the men w o have been interested in the iron pl.tnt location Here are banM. O. Goodwin, Wesley Smith, A. L. rvey, L. L. Cardin, O. B. Dutton. H W. B. V.'augh, Reese Jones, W. W. Cr.mphell, W. T. Apple and Claire i use. These men also paid the ex- ... . . . . , - - m il A1. penscs or the investigation oi me u- lahoma City plant. SET THE CLOCK BACK Stxt, Sunday, Oct. 27, But Be Sure You Turn Hands Forward Next Sunday. October 27th, remem ber to turn the clock back one hour, as that is tho day on which Woodrow Wilson's time changes back to God's time. When you wake up in the morning, you may sleep another hour, because "it's early yet." It will be only 7 o'clock, really, at the hour it has been eijrht by the false clocks. For the next six months the time will run along according to the al manac schedules. A word of caution may be timely, some pun. that!). When you change h time bv the clock, do not turn tho clock back, but move it forward eleven hours. Or, stop the clock one tinnr. The theory of using the amended tin the nast six months has been that it would result in a bie saving of daylight, and that there would be nto nn ponnomv thereby. Uut u onoimrU- noticed the savine. it has not ffioinllv reported to this of- fice. Just about as much electricity has been consumed as heretofore, and the extra hour of daylight in the ovoninirs was used principally by motorists, who burned up just that ' . , . much more gasonne n. wise would. Exchange. NO SCHOOL OF MINES LECTURE UNTIL NOVEMBER There is to be no school of mines wtnr in Rater until the first Tues day in November, because of the ban on public meetings issued by the fed 1 crnl and state governments on account 0f influenza. It has been arrangea Warincr of the Oronoeo Circle mines will deliver his lecture I ritA0rmmA -boveUnir machines" , ,von.n- Nov. 5. provided t'VmJU, 5, will be postponed untfl . , wt . . . ..v,, for October 29. , U' " A daughter was born Tuesday ev ening to Mr. and Mrs. M- W. Pysher. who reside on east Ninth street in rs lira a UNITED STATES EMPLOY MEN SERVICE TO DRAFT GAMBLERS, IDLE RICH AND NON- ESSENTIALS KITS THE IM FIELD Immediate Steps to Be Taken to Compel "Leeches on Society to Work or Fight Topeka, Oct 25 Considerable dif ficulty has been experienced by the United States Employment Service in recruiting labor for essential war work because of the obvious unfair ness in asking him to leave his home and possibly a family, while there are a large number of loafers, gamblers, and other leeches upon society who not only refuse to work but are act ually a menace to the community, idling away their time here in this city. A recent survey made by Mil ton C Powell, Special Representative of the United States Employment Ser vice, established the fact that there arc a large number of these classes in the mininir district and in order to remedy the apparent evil, he recom mended to the State Advisory Board that they be placed into essential war work at once. The Advisory Board at its meeting held in Topeka Monday voted to re quest all cities and towns, that have not already done so, to enact far reaching "work or fight" ordinances and to rigidly enforce them. This will be effectual in either placing these idlers ra war work or in the army where they will be of benefit to their country. This is no time for any maa to prey upon his fellow-workmen wh are doing their utmost to help wra the war by working in essential war in dustries. They should either be forced to work or fight and steps will be taken by the Employment Service to place them in one or the other branches of government service. Because of the ereat shortage ox labor Community Labor Boards are asking that every employer who ian : possibly use women in his plant aub- stitute them for men, thus releasing labor for essential war work. Surveys are being made to determine what jobs can successfully be filled by wo men. That it would be a rank injus tice to women, and even the men who are to enter essential work, to ask them to make this sacrifice while lane numbers of able-bodied men are idle, or worse than idle, is obvious. The City Commissions or Councils In this district have received letters from J. Will Kelley, State Director of. the United States Employment Ser vice, advising them of the action token by the State Advisory Board and requesting that legislation along tha work or fiaht lines be enacted Im mediately in order to help alleviate the labor shortage situation, ihe munties in this district which is known as the Fourth Labor District are: Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, Craw ford, Labette and Cherokee. Mr. Powell spent several days in the dibtrict last week and his report to the Advisory Board indicates that im mediate action should be taken to put the men who are not working into war work. There are a large number of nh men in the mininz district ac cording to Mr. Powell, who indicated that unless the cities took the requirea ption other means would be used to place them where they will serve their Country. QUAJACK IN ORE; SPLENDID STRIKE LAST O wtui The Quajack Lead and Zinc Com pany drilled into the ore in their mill shaft the last of the week in the holes for the last round of shots and struck water at the same time. The water a not especially strong but as a pre cautionary measure the holes were plugged and a pump is being installed. From the fact that before the plug were put in a quantity of Jack waa ehot into the shaft by the water haa made the workmen believe that the rich run of ore that character- th Lonr Hunt a few yard away has been found in the Quajack and that it is also on the ricn Jtoca ervills streak. :;:: i-: It is thought that the Quajack asIU wffl be in operation again In tie" tfitx - future. 4