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3 Wuxkt BOOSTS FOB BAXTER ALL THE HUE ALL THE NEWS . THAT'S FIT TO PRINT BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KAN3AS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1918 NUMBER 39 VOLUME XXXVII hod OS Old Baxter Bunch Are Still To getherTommy Goodwin, Russell Jarrett and Irvin Chubb Write Letter The following letter will be of in terest to a great many people in Bax ter who will be glad to learn the boys are getting along so nicely: Fort Leavenworth, Kas., 10-30-18. Dear Friends: Am writing you to let you know that part of the old Baxter bunch are still together. Tommy Goodwin, Rub sell Jarrett and myself left together, came through the mill together and were transferred together. We are feeling line. I left old Bax ter weighing 118 pounds and can pull down 142 now so our Old Uncle Sam my dont feed so bad after all. - We were in Funston 7 weeks and came here in about 4 days for the Signal Training Cantonment in Camp Meade, Md. It is a fine branch of ser vice to be in and sure consider my self lucky in getting to leave those old flint hills and self ventilated tents be hind. This is sure a beautiful place. We are real close to the Federal pris on and Old Soldiers' Home. We get to eat like real humans here and the old heads here said that we acted like we hadn't had anything to est for six weeks for we sure stored away some of Uncle Sam's grocery. We are not drilling any now but just waiting for orders to move on and we sure are anxious to go. The Flu is about all wiped out here now, that is, there are no new cases. We lost four out of our old company in the Depot Brigade but had over a hundred in the hospital so mat was not bad -at that Since we are moving so much we won't get any mail for a long time but we boys sure have appreciated the amount of mail we have gotten from our friemlsMn Baxter. Tommy and I sent home some bullets out of a 8-inch shell that we had an awful time catching but we lived out in the open so long we got so tough we could catch common things like that in our teeth. The Flu got Tommy down for a while but you can't keep him down no way and he is up and climbing again. Russell Jarrett and I evaded it en tirely and I feel so healty I don't think I ever will die. The people in every place we have been sure have treated us fine and and one sure meets a fine bunch of fellows. We sure had lota of friends in our old company we hated "to leave' but we were so anxious to go on that we were glad to be transfered. We will have a fine trip next week and hope we are lucky enough to go on across for we are Berlin bound and we don't want nothing to stop us. With best regards to all, from Ivan D. Chubb, Tommy Goodwin, and Russell Jarrett. Our address, we think, will be: 1st Training Bn. Signal Corps Cantonment, Camp Meade, Md. . :s BUSY ON SERVICE FLAG Mrs. C. R. Jones and Mrs. C. E. Baker, Jr., have been busy the past week sewing additional service stars on the city flag which hangs in the Chamber of Commerce rooms. There are now 263 stars on the flag, over 100 of which have been sewed on by Mesdames Jones and Baker the past few days. Other ladies are to work on the flag and have it ready, with all stars attached, for the joint memorial service to be held here whenever the influenza ban will permit. Mrs. Chas. Wells entertained Wed nesday in honor of her mother, Mrs. Gaudy and sister, Mrs. Shelton, who will leave in a few days for Los Angeles, Calif., to spend the winter. Mrs. Wells' guests were Mrs. Kath erine Stinnett and Mrs. Martha Tuck er of Joplin, and Mrs. Norman Mit chell of this city. Word was received yesterday that Mrs. F. R. Cook's mother fa crit ically ill at Mrs. Cook's home on Eighth and Park Ave. Mrs. Long mire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cook, is also seriously ill at the home of her parents. Arthur Peters, who has been here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Peters, left yesterday for his home in California. Mrs. Claude Peters, who has also been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Peters, returned today to her home in Kaskogee, Okla. EMPIRE ASKS RAISE The Empire District Electric Com pany has filed application with the public service commission of Mis souri, Knnsas and Oklahoma asking for the right to make an advance in its charge for electricity used for power. The company seeks to have climi natcd from its old schedule a sur charge of 2 mills and a fuel charge of one mill based on ?4 coal, making a total of 3 mills per horse power hour, and in its place the company asks to have the privilege of adding a surcharge of 6 mills, or an increase of 29 mills. B. C. Adams, manager of the com pany, explained that the increased rate, should it be granted, would in no way affect the charge for current used in the homes. The following surcharge and fuel clause is substituted in the applica tion for the present clause: "Beginning with the December, 1918, bills a net surcharge of 6 mills per horse power hour will be made for all' energy billed on this rate schedule." The clause which the company seeks to have eliminated follows: "Beginning with the January. 1018, bills, an additional charge of 2 mills per horse power hour will be made for all energy "delivered in excess of 1,000 horse power hours per month. This charge will not be subject to any discount, but will be subject to the following correction factor, based on the variation in the cost per ton of coal used: "For each 1-cent increase or de crease in the cost per ton of coal used, based upon a price of $3 per short ton, consisting of cost at mines and freight charges, the net rate per horse power hour will be corresjwnd ingly increased or decreased one 1-100 of a mill." These rates apply to approximately 00 patrons of the company, 400 in Missouri, 100 in Kansas and 200 in Oklahoma. Each of the consumers has been notified by registered letter by the company of the time for holding the hearing on the application for the increased rates. The company explains that the additional cost of operation has made it necessary to ask for the privilege of increasing its lower rates. NO COUNCIL MEETING Not Enough of "City Dads" Present to Make a Quorum and Ad journed Until Friday Night Mavor Wrisrht. the city clerk and Councilman Wells and Treece were the only members of the city adminis tration present at the regular meeting of the city council Tues. night This not being enough to make a quorum the meeting was adjourned until Fri day night Two ordinances drawn to business houses along Military Avenue to couple on the sewer and clean up the alleys were to have been presented last nijrht and will be presented Fri day night providing there is a quorum. Also there is some business relative to the current expenses of the sewer building that will be taken care of at that time along with some small mis cellaneous business. John Tindale, manager of the Elite 'Theatre, volunteered and left Tues day afternoon to go to Mussel Shoals, Ala., to work in the structural iron work on the large Nitro plant that is being built Tindale is an expert workman, having worked in the Navy for fifteen years, he has been a resi dent of the United States for fifteen years and is a native of Durham, Eng. iand. Mr. Tindale is a great patriotic worker and has offered his service to this country because it will help both his and our country to win this war. The greatest of success goes out to him in h:s work, by his many friends. During Mr. Tindale's absence his father-in-law, Mr. McGrudcr, will hove charge of his theatre. Mr. and Mrs. Toul Mason enter tained Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Dansen burg at a 6 o'clock dinner Sunday evening. Mont Wingfield, who formerly was the bookkeeper in the American Na tional Bank, m here from St Ixmis making a hort visit with home folks. Mr. Wingfield has been attending cnnl in St. Louis but was compelled to spend some days in the hospital there following his being taken down with the influenza. Mrs. W. D. Covey visited with rela tives in richer Tuesday. EXODUS THE SHARK AND IGNORAMUS n, rntlmvlnv ! from the Miami "It is with a feeling of relief difference in the status of the stock selling Industry. "l or months it has been the painful duty of the Record-Herald mining editor to tell some on almost every day to lose no time in hunting up some ... . a a J i J wildcat concern that had fleeced aim or ner out oi some gooa nam money wtin ihr hoH never km anv intention on the part of th promoter to mine. itinna have ehanired. sell stock in the Freak of Nature Mining Company he will tell you that he Inpt imh aa he ran ret hv the Caoital Issues Committee and when he gets by that organization it is pretty in. nr mnnu the law ia fain evaded. It is an easy matter to sell stock t nvAno M.'hn hn it already wishes ..mnnuJ tn Vnnw that ha ia nnrchaslnfi- for a neighbor or a friend. It is pretty safe, however, to bet that a fn friend, an tfcre ia little chance a pity that the naw did not take the matter in hand long before it did. "The Oklahoma-Kansas field has been visited with two classes that have been very detrimental, the ignoramus, who lost the money of his stockholders through ignorance, and the real shark who did it knowingly, but the field is to be congratulated in getting out of the predicament as soon as it did and DEATHS Henry Price Henry Price died at one o'clock this afternoon at his home In the north part of town. Death came after a short illness of Spanish influenza, from which the whole family is suf fering. He was 16 years of age. The surviving relatives are a moth er, father and several brothers and sisters. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. FUNERAL OF MRS. VALLIERE The funeral services for Mrs. Edith Valliere. who died Wednesday morn ing at her home near the Devil's Promenade, will be held tomorrow af ternoon in Columbus. The Rev. Thos. H. Popplewell, of this city, will of ficiate. Burial will take place in the Columbus cemetery. A brother at Camp Funston and sister from West ern Kansas, are expected to arrive to day. FRANK BRUNBAUGH SERVICES The funeral services for Frank P.runbough is being held at the family residence near here this afternoon. Burial will be made in the Union Chaple cemetery at Galena. SIX DIE IN ONE FAMILY Six persons from one household, in Mineral have died of Spanish influ enza within the last five days. Mrs. Gabriel Sotta and her 2-year-old daughter died in a Pittsburg hos pital. A few days earlier Mrs. Sotta's infant twins and a year-old daughter died at the home in Mineral, and Jer ry Bond, an uncle, who lived with the family, also succumbed to the disease. MARSHALL JENNINGS FUNERAL The funeral service for Marshall Jennings who died at Osawatomie Tuesday, is being conducted by Rev. Orton at the Baxter cemetery this af ternoon. FUNERAL OF LEONARD LADOW Funeral services for Leonard Ladow ho died yesterday morning at the Hospital, will be held this afternoon at the Lowell cemetery. His sister, Mrs. Jas. Beach, of Commerce, Okla., arrived yesterday. The body now lies in state at the Harvey Undertaking rooms. BIRTHDAY PARTY Miss Virginia Spratt was five years of a?e Monday, Oct 28. Puns had been made to invite all her little friends to help her celebrate the event Among them all her little school mates of the kindergarten, but owing to the influenza she was obliged to limit the number to four of her closest neighbors: Margaret Mary Reddy, Adrain Schafer, Kay bock, Floyd Schafer and Jane Spratt Bob bing for apples and other Hallowe'en games were played. At five o'clock the children were seated at the table which was decorated with Hallowe'en decorations. Crepe paper caps were the favors. Chocolate ice cream and cake were served and a lovely birth day cake with fire lighted candles was cut .each child made a wish and blew out a candle. Virginia received many nice gifts and the honorable Mayor himself came in and presented her with a boquet of beautiful flow ers in honor of the occasion. Mrs. E. V Drown and Mrs. M. H. Eastham assisted Mrs. Spratt to entertain the children. W. B. Clement democratic candi date for district clerk, and 01 Sparks, democratic candidate for state sena tor, were in Baxter Wednesday do ing some campaigning. T. M. Baakson, of Galena, visited here Tuesday. Record-Herald: that residents of this Mining Field the If VOU ask fellow if he is roing to certain mat ne nas a mine to seu swot to increase his holdings and no one is man wno nas seen stung ww not ouy for a real fraud at present and it is only m a . til a. 1 CLARENCE ALVA GREGORY DIES Clarence Alva Gregory died yester day afternoon at his home in the west part of town after a short Illness of Spanish influenza. Gregory was a mining man and well known here. He is survived by his wife, one child, mother, eight brothers and two sisters, besides many friends who will mourn his untimely departure. Fun eral services will be held Friday morning at the Baxter cemetery. WAR WORK CAMPAIGN The United War Work campaign, now being made tnrougnoui wic United States to raise funds for the Y. M. C. A.. Y. W. C. A- Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Library Association and Salvation Army, will start in Baxter Springs in the near future, according to an nouncement received here Thurs. An attempt will be made to so organise for this campaign as to complete it within one day's time. The countv chairman, Prof. M. u CatletC of Columbus, and the county chairman of the Victory Boys for this camnais-n. Rev. Ralph Waggoner of the Columbus Presbyterian church, who are making a tour of the county in the interest of the campaign, were here Wednesday afternoon and make a reouest that the Baxter Springs cam paign be made again from the offices of the Chamber of Commerce, and tne noe ten and literature for the work have been received here. Prof. Catlett while here, outlined the campaign at the request of the Chamber of Commerce, making tne following statement: United War Work Campaign "This camoaira is to raise $170,- 500,000.00 for the following organiza tions: Young Men's Christian Assoc iation, Young Women's Christian As sociation, National Catholic War Council, American Library Associa tion, Salvation Army, War Camp Community Service and Jewish Wel fare Board. These onranizations will share the fund as follows: Y. M. C. A 68.6; National Catholic War Council 17.6; Young Women's Christian Associa tion, 8.8; Jewish Welfare Board, 2.05; War Camp Community Ser vice, 8.8; American Library Asso ciation, 2.05; Salvation Army, 2.05. "In former wars and even today in some armies men fight or march or drill all day and at night have naught to cheer or comfort but the lonely campfire or lonlier pup tent How of ten have young boys found tneir nara t trials not before the enemy but In facing that intense consuming desire to aee Mother, his old companions or some sweet face he has left behind. Likewise has the father as he found his only recreation the stern duties of war, found his longing for home and loved ones his greatest sunenng. The above belongs to the past To day we pledge ourselves to cheer and mmfort those who are srivinr their all for our homes. When you think of the boys, your boy, your husband, out there in o lonely camp on gloomy days, with lowering skies and sodden earth, or maybe standing in snow or slush ia the trenches, or perhaps creeping over No Man's una in tne very presence of death, is there any thing you can do for him that you wont do? "Maybe you have no boy or husband in the army, then your obligation is all the greater. If you have not given of your life, give your dollars. TV ia an outrifht rift the acid test of patriotism. On whatever else you may differ sou aught to be a salt in supporting the boys ia tie Barnes. Bark these u with every comfort it is possible to give them. Nothing is too good for them. Remember your pledges to the boys when they en trained. Remember how misty-eyed yoa watched that old train swing around the curve carrying your loved ones in its burden of noble life and how you vowed eternal loyalty to them and silently or otherwise damn ed the Kaiser. Let that love, that loyalty, speak now in your gift and your work m this campaign. "Back your township and city chairman in this campaign. See that they have your full co-operation. Get the campaign literature and boost for the drive. Give to your limit You will be sorry when the boys come home if you have not done your full share." B. H. Lowry went to Columbus Mon day and attended to some business relative to the opening of his new store there. The Columbus store will be tributary to the main store in Bax ter Springs. Miss Edith McKay, of Galena, vis. ited with friends here Mon. night -:i- Mrs. Lena South and Miss Nellie South, who have been guests at the home of Dr. and Mrs. M. L Nichols, have returned to their home in Ga lena. L Murry Perkins, of this city, is in receipts of a number of trophies of Allied victory that are very interest ing. They were sent him by his grandson, L. Murry Perkins, Jr., who is in France with the 12th American engineers. The soldier is a son of Ira Perkins of Galena, who is now the county commissioner from this dis trict The trophies are: A three pound German private's helmet, a pair of German soldiers mittens and a bell which the Germans use on their trench barbed wire to warn of the ap proach of any one. Nothing could have pleased Mr. Perkins more as he is a arrest collector of just suctl things. Also he is very proud of his grandson. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Waugh were Jop lin visitors Wed. afternoon, accompan ied by Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pfremmer. DR. SCOTT LEAVES Dr. W. R. Scott left yesterday at 4:15 o'clock for Fort Riley, Kas., having enlisted about one month ago but only received his commission bout a week atro. He is a member or the Chamber of Commerce and a star will be placed on the Chamber of Com merce Service flag for him. Dr. Scott has been in Baxter lor about a vear and has made many friends in that time. Along with his practice he owns a drug store wnicn Mrs. Scott will have charge of during his absence. The Daily Citizen wishes the Doctor the best of advancement C E. Pile, of Parsons, Kas., demo cratic candidate for Congress, was a business visitor here Thursday. Miaa Ilah Phillips is spending the week end at Picher as the guest of Miss Ruby Coffee. Rev. John Garreteon and son, Tru man, left yesterday on the 4:15 train for Kansas City. Truman will leave Kansas City today for Pans ialand. S. C. Rev. Garretson will re turn via. Eldorado Springs, Mo. He will be home some time the first ox the week. Arthur f! HovL of Columbus, dem ocratic candidate for Congress, was a business visitor here Thursday. mm, cqlos. FaOi- m SMUT Yields Quickly to Antiseptic Oil iTeatsjim If.... ftiwtino- relief from infill- wwi .... rVM. Sam Throat and DerfaaPS preventing pneumonia, it is said, by the Use OI JHUier Aouacyus fVmAwn aa Snake Oill. Its treat pen- natn r 1 Urv in p dualities in sure almost instant relief when ap plied freely on tne cnest or urou, well greased when first symptoms ..i. th. nil Muttrataa throurn to the affected parts and tends to open up the air passages, buihj imm nuiM mi, rrlievinr the pains. And for the cough a few drops on a tittle sugar usually brings promo - rtn. f J tm fcava a bottle OB IIU. . - . a l v .t.xV , iwm am aa. and nana wroKm . if used according to directions jresulU are assured, or your money reitraoea. On sale by Jackson Drug Co, Baxter Springs, Kaas. SOe, COc and $L00 bottle, Adv. tf) 10 wm VOTES Makes a Statement to Voters of Cherokee County and Asks Support in Race for State Senator A. IL Skidmore. republican candi date for the state senate has written the following letter to the Editor of The Daily Citizen and Baxter Springs News: Columbus, Kas., Oct 29, 1918. Dear Sir: After Senator Chas. S. Huffman was nominated at the primary Lieut Governor, he resigned as State Sen ator of this county. Soon after nis resignation the County Central Com mittee met and selected Dr. H. A. Browne to fill the vacant place, later on Dr. Browne was called to the Ser vice, and necessarily declined to enter the race. About two weeks ago the Central Committee met and nomina ted the writer as State Senator, and realising that in the north side of the county there will be elected a re presentative, and the other represent ative will come from the extreme south part of the county, and feeling that I might be of some service thru- out the county, and that the central part of the county was entitled to re nreaentation 1. the legislature, I de ckled it was ny duty to make the race. and inasmuch as I am now on tne tic ket I hope to be elected, and if elect ed I would have no other ambition than to serve the people of Cherokee Countv fairly, and to give each resi dent a "square deal" on any legisla tive matters that may arise, u you ran favor me with your vote and sup port I will certainly appreciate any favor yoa may show me. In Sept 1917, the law firm of Skid more t Walker (composed of A. H. svirfmnra and S. L. Walker), was dis solved, and about that time I was ap pointed by the Government as Chair man Af the Lenl Advisory Board, in this county, and since receiving such appointment I have devoted iree oi charge nearly half of my time to War work it will be necessary for me to iWnta the most of next week in as sisting registrants in answering and preparing the 2500 or more Question airea that are now being sent out to the men and boys included in the re cent call, these boys are under i veara f an and I feel the responsi bility of giving them first attention, and seeing that they are properly re presented. For thie and other reas ons I will be unable to mane a penwu al eamnais-n. and cannot personally see many of the voters, and leave my chances in the hands or tnose wno mav aee proper to favor me. If you believe I am the proper person to elect State Senator I would be pieasea , a mraiv vonr support If conven- 1 lent for you to write I would be pleased to hear from you. Very truly, A. H. SKIDMORE. CaDt Watson, of Fort Scott, is here for a few days business trip. m r. T. Trewatha is recovering wm . uvera attack of Spanish in- AftViu ' - t fluenza. Mr. Trewatha is superinten dent of the Vinegar Hill Mines. .aaaaBaaa aaaaaaa aa aa uJUh.il Draner and family have t their new cottage at the Anna Beaver Mines, where Mr. Drap er is general manager. anaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" Jw" t- vi.mk( Mtninercial arent of the Miami Mineral Belt railroad Co, was a business visitor Here luesoay. Mr. Vincent was formerly or wis cny. a w!ii;.m Fulton is reported ill at his home with the Spanish influenza. t.v. rsithftslil !haa returned to a v mttmr a short business trip here and in the O.-K. Mining field. vr njn Holienbock. of Musko- nvia. ia here visiting her daugh ter, Mrs. A. V. Smith, Jr. aaBaa"anaaBBaaaaaa"aa , m.t. Vonaa has returned from a several days business trip to Parsons, Kas. BaaaaaaBBBBaBaaaBaaa r.1 - w.-im Af Fort Scott jars. oHcnuw is paying aa extended visit to Mrs. B. W. ration. r t.-W Vaa Mtnrned from jars. gj. . Nevada, Mo, where she was called test Friday by the death of her sister in-law, Mrs. Byron ueeoe, ww paevmoaia.