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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.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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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
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
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.
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
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 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.
The funeral service for Marshall
Jennings who died at Osawatomie
Tuesday, is being conducted by Rev.
Orton at the Baxter cemetery this af
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
Miss Virginia Spratt was five years
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
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.
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 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.
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,
"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
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Waugh were Jop
lin visitors Wed. afternoon, accompan
ied by Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pfremmer.
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.
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preventing pneumonia, it is said, by
the Use OI JHUier Aouacyus
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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 -
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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)
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
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,
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.
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t their new cottage at the
Anna Beaver Mines, where Mr. Drap
er is general manager.
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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.
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.
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m.t. Vonaa has returned from a
several days business trip to Parsons,
r.1 - w.-im Af Fort Scott
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is paying aa extended visit to Mrs.
B. W. ration.
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Nevada, Mo, where she was called
test Friday by the death of her sister
in-law, Mrs. Byron ueeoe, ww

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