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r BOOSTS FOB BAXTER ALL THE TIME ALL TIIE NEWS ' , THAT'S ; FIT TO PRINT BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1918 NUMBER 40 VOLUME XXXVII r, TCio Cliorokco County Mo The following returns are taken from figures compiled at the county seat just in advance of going to press. They change the entire complexion of some of the morning reports. Judge A. II. Skidmore is neckband neck with 01 Sparks in the state senatorial race. The big majority of Sparks in the south end of the county has been cut down to just a short lead. Two precincts to hear from are said to be Skidmore territory. A good deal of Arthur lloyt has been cut down by Mrs. Hamilton until the issue will not be known certainly until the official count It should be remem bered that the soldier vote of the camps may change the close races when it comes in. Following are the figures: There is not more than two pre cincts in the north end of the county to hear from in any race: Sparks 3816 Murray '. 3730 Skidmore. Aieuier ao 3380 Frazier 3570 ; 2683 Fail . 3151 Boss Dunbar Rosenstein I Yount I Ellis . Schreiner . IfjSlcAuley . iuigusn . 1389 Sears . 1786 Mobely - 2856 Simkin 2962 Clement 3154 2410 Masterson Colvin 841 921 3301 2354 2603 ,2227 Arthur Hoyt is leading by a bare 45 votes over Mrs. Hamilton with two precincts to hear from. The Republican commissioners seem to have been elected. THE BAXTER SPRINGS VOTE U. S. Senator Arthur Capper R. U. Thompson Governor Henry Allen R. Lansdon D. Lieut Governor Huffman R. . Moyer D Seci of Stat Pettijohn R. Salisbury D. . Auditor Knapp R. Meyers D. ....... Treasurer Payne R Drennen D Atty. General Hopkins R Gaitskill D. ... Sup.t Schools Wooster R Warning D. .. Sup.t Insurance Travis R Benson D. .. Printer Smith R. Fish D. .............. ....... . I 1 H Piuimu Camnbell IL , Pyle-D State Senator Skidmora R. Sparks D. ...... County Judge Boss R. Dunbar D. .. Representative Yount R. . 1st W. 107 68 113 62 110 67 93 v... C3 92 63 . 90 67 . 85 75 91 72 90 64 87 .rU. 64 87 ; .63 40 64 77 92 67 Rosenstein D 107 County Clerk Colvin R. ..............3.. ...101 Masterson D. ................ 60 County Treasurer Hamilton R. - 99 Hoyt D 62 Register of Deeds Murray R. 108 Metzler D 64 County Attorney Elleman R. (No opposition.) Probate Judge Ellis R 92 Schreiner D 70 Sheriff Fail R. 95 Frazier D 75 County Clerk Simkins R 95 Clement D 74 2nd W. 147 44 . 138 47 140 44 127 62 129 62 120 54 142 50 126 53 123 66 128 60 132 oO 103 68 116 79 94 91 172 72 126 66 123 54 142 116 60 119 75 129 48 8rd W. 80 37 74 39 83 34 67 34 70 42 69 43 69 41 69 4 64 42 67 37 65 40 66 60 61 63 41 71 60 52 69 42 . 72 40 36 68 42 69 48 65 45 Total 834 139 325 138 333 135 287 149 291 157 279 164 296 166 286 129 277 162 212 151 284 ' 168 199 172 246 232 192 269 27 184 294 160 303 148 178 276 172 283 198 289 167 ru pud ma ens Cruelties Practiced on Allied Prisoners and Civilians Will Be Considered in Final Settlement London, Nov. 8. The names of all enemy army corps commanders or other persons who are known to have been guilty of or have encouraged cruelty to war prisoners will be in cluded in the list of persons whose trial and punishment will be demand, ed by the Allies, Sir. George Cave, the British home secretary, announced to day. Persons who have acquiesced in ac tual cruelty by subordinates are like wise to be included. It .was considered inadvisable at present to state the names of the per sons in the list, Sir George said. The French government, the home secretary added, had been requested to cause all possible steps to be taken to bring to account the commander of the camp at rniiippous, Bulgaria, wno was notorious for his ill-treatment of British prisoners. KANSAS BOYS USE SUNFLOWER EMBLEM (By International News Sen-ice) Camp Funston, Kas., Nov. 8. The fame of the sunflower as the emblem of Kansas, has penetrated France, and is the object of much apprecia tion on the part of the French people, according to word received here. A letter from a member of the 89th Di vision, received here, states that the members of the division all wear a big sunflower on an arm band, as a dis tinguished emblem of the division, which received its training here. The division, the rest to be trained here, was trained by Major-General Leon ard Wood. XMAS BOXES FOR OVERSEAS OLD GLORY TO FLY RAIN OR SHINE Miss Jimmie Phillips has been given the honor of raising the flag at the Library, during the absence of L. A. Smith who left Thursday for Kan sas City. Miss Phillips' orders are to raise the large flag no matter how stormy the weather, if Germany Bhould sign the peace terms with Wil son, and she hopes to get to raise the g :: MRS. E. C. LONGMIER DIES church of which Mrs. Longmier is a member. Mr. Longmier is a prominent busi ness man of this city. His mother, Mrs. Caroline Longmier, arrived this morning from Pawnee, Okla. Considering the tremendous outlay of effort expended in all parts of the county to defeat Doc Fail and the fact that it is Frazier's second terra make3 it appear that Fail ran a mighty good race, without the organization back of him that was back of his opponent. The Red Cross lias received the boxes in which all Christmas parcels must be mailed to Boldiers overseas. These boxes have been left at Meyer ding's Jewelry Store for distribution and every one who receives a label may present it at the Btore and re ceive a box free of charge. Instruc tions for packing will be given with each box. After packing, unwrapped box and label must be taken to the Red Cross Inspection Committee at the Post Of fice to be inspected and weighed, after which the box will be wrapped, labeled and signed by the inspector in charge. Inspection of packages will begin Friday, November 16th. Bring your package to the Post Office between tlje hours of 3 and 6 o'clock on the following days: Nov. 15-16-18-19-zu. No package will be accepted after No vember 20th. The Red Cross Inspec tion Committee, assisted by a member nf the Post Office force, will be on hand at the time and dates mentioned above to take care of all packages. Mrs. Leto Bell Cook Longmier, wife of E. C. Longmier and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Cook, died at 8:35 o'clock Thursday morning after a week's illness, of Spanish influenza, followed by pneumonia. Mrs. Long mier was born at Sterling, Colo., May 7, 1889. When a small girl she mov ed with her parents to West Plains, Mo., where she received her education In the West Plains College. She was converted and joined the Methodist church at the age of fourteen and has lived a Christian life. Mrs. Longmier was loved by all who knew her and her death will be mourned by many friends. She was married, to Elmer C. Longmier Nov. 24, 1909, and until about one year ago when they moved to Baxter, they made their home in Springfield, Mo. Th surviving relatives are bus band and a two year old son, Frank Rezo; father and mother and two brothers, Otis of Oklahoma City, and Senrt. Raymond D. Cook of Camp Funston, all of whom were at her bed side at the time of her deatn. Funeral services will be held Satur day afternoon at 2 o'clock on tlie front porch of the family residence at 1139 Park Avenue, officiated by the o I. Orion, of the Methodist We found out again that it is bad business to congratulate candidates too soon, as wc did Wed. morning. The report was current here that Mr. Rosenstein had been elected repre sentative Wednesday morning. News about noon dispelled that illusion in the form of some four hundred votes majority for the other fellow. Mr. Rosenstein is inclined to believe like- the second girl that number one would lose her beauty from eating the chocolates she did not get Mr. Rob enstein said he would like to have been elected but it was better for him that he was not. TRAMP PRINTER NEARLY EXTINCT (By International News Service) Salina, Kas., Nov. 8. Owing to scarcity of "tramp printers,'' the like of which has never been recorded by the old-time editors, papers in this section of the state are suspending, The latest is that of the Barnard Bee, published at Barnard, near here. In the last issue of the paper, the editor announced that owing to a lack of surplus printers it would suspend, un til such time as a "tramp printer" came around. In the meantime, the neighborhood will have to go without 'i' MINING NEWS J Ja J J i tj tj tt t Jf t tj By F ank D. Hills, In Miani Record-Herald The SoutheA Lead and Zinc Com pany has atari l a movement toward the promotionHf the comfort of the employees at that plant, seven good two room houses having been con structed in the! last few weeks, which are only the Beginning oi tne cam paign to makei life worth living for the miners. J The next move on the part of the company will oe to nulla a mess house .which is to be up-to-date in every way and'for the benefit of the workmen exclusively. Baths and other modern conveniences will be added in time and a deep well that is being drilled at present will supply water to the community,' thus doing away with the unsanitary water barrel. The Southern Company is to be con gratulated on the step taken which is absolutely in the right direction if good men' are to be kept on the job at all times, it having been found that the men respond to good treatment and remain where they can get it The Walker Mining Company has developed the lower run of ore in the ground at the mill on Tar Creek elev en drifts having been cut in the last few months, all of which are in good stuff. The work 1b all being done on the 230 foot level, which is the aver age depth in that rich section of the field. Work has been discontinued at the shafts on a forty acre tract adjoining which also belongs to the Walker Company the output of which has been trammed to the mill heretofore, as the shafts nt the mill site are cap able of supplying the plant for .a single shift, which is about all that can be run at present with the limited supply of labor. The Walker is one of the steady sort of mines, nothing sensational just an. inexhaustible supply of rich lead and sjacwert that is as-good as wheat in the bin and a mill that is capable of getting it out. The Playter Brothers, of Joplin, have shot into the deep stuff on a forty acre lease west of the Silver Fox, which they developed last year and which has become one of the rich propositions of the field. Lum Russing, who has had charge of all of the development work for the Playters has again taken charge of the work and has found the stuff after another company which has had charge for a few weeks gave it up. Mr. Russing went back up the shaft which was down to 225 feet 15 feet and at the first round of shots struck the jack shines which are getting stronger at every round and which is known to become good stuff a few f cct from the shaft The Playter lease has been shown to be extra good by a number of holes that have been drilled and is almost surrounded by good properties. SKIDLK LEADine OL SPARKS BY FIVE VOTES Big Majority Galena and South End Gave Sparks Has Been Wiped Out Soldier Vote Will Tell the Tale-Republicans Have Majority of One in County Court "House MAN'S WEAKNESS COST HIM HIS ROLL (By International News Service) Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8. If Pat rick McMahon had not stopped to look at a pair of Bilk stockings he miirht have been $90 ahead. Here's the sttfry: Two young men stopped McMahon and asked him for a match. As he handed the much-desired "light" to the two, a young woman standing nearby lifted a dainty silk skirt and while McMahon was well, sur veying the surroundings, pulled a small revolver from the silk stocking and said in clear tones: "Stick 'em up, old man." Mac did. The two young men stepped over and took his role of ninety bones. "Thank you," said the young wear- of the silk stockings, as she took the arms of the two young men and walked smilingly away. The DeArmon Mining Company be gan Tuesday to make great improve ments in their plant on the Kansas side, north of Cardin. The greatest change that is to be made is on the jigs, both of which were four cell affairs. The rougher will have six cells and the cleaner seven when completed. A detailed statement of the im provements has not been made pub lic but it is estimated that $32,000 will be spent and the plant is to be placed in shape so that the rich ore will be recovered and not half go to the tailing pile as it did when R oper ated before. er Roy Tanquary was ddvn from Scammon Wed. attending to some business and making a short visit with hia krother. Fred Tanauary. of this city. Fred Bird was down from Fort Scott Wednesday evening for a short time visiting friends in this city and attending to some business. J. W. Logan of the Logan Real Es tate Co- was a business visitor to Colombo yesterday. The King-Brand -Mining Company, an organization of the same Jefferson Citv men as make up the Cortex Mining company, which is building mill at St Louis," is developing a lease north of the Redskin on the Kansas side. One of the shafts is being sunk to the second run, although a good nn of ore was found in the upper ground. The shaft is now at the 245 foot level but the ore is 25 feet deeper. The oth er shaft is only about a hundred feet deep. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Martin and lit tie LeRoy Farrel, of Miami, Okla-, are the guests of Mrs. Jennie Martin. John Harlan and little son, Charles, cams down from Ft Scott Wednes day for a short visit-la this city with his daughter, Mrs. O. B. Strong. The feature of interest in the last returns of the elec tion in Cherokee county is the race for state senator be-. tween 01 Sparks, Democrat, and A. H. Skidmore, Republi can. The last tally giving Skidmore five votes in the lead, with every precinct in, with the soldier vote the deciding factor comes as a great surprise to the democrats of the south end of the county and to most of the republicans. Sparks came out of Galena with a majority of 408 votes, which was thought enough to make him safe. All the early returns were in favor of Sparks with the exception of Baxter Springs, which gave Skidmore a majority of 29 votes, not enough to cut into Galena materially. At one time Sparks was leading by over 700 votes and local demo crats said that Sparks would be elected, with more than a thousand votes to spare. Skidmore is said to have lost Col umbus by a slight majority, which made the democrats jubilant and more confident of the outcome. "A cinch," said a local democrat "I knew Sparks would beat Skid more by a 1,000 majority at least," he concluded. The coun- trytry and the north end cut into Sparks regularly all day yesterday and finally "eat up" the Sparks' lead entirely. The result is a "toss up." The republicans have a majority of one in the court house as against the confident prediction of the democrats that they would have all but two. The republicans have elected both north and south end representatives to the state legislature and have an even chance, or a little bet ter, for the state senator. The republicans now concede the defeat of Mrs. Anna Hamilton by Arthur Hoyt for the office of county treas urer. Mr. Hoyt has the scanty lead of some 85 votes. It is possible that official count and the soldier vote might change this enough to give Mrs. Hamilton the office, but he chance is slight Simkin, distnet clerk; Boss, district judge; Murray, register of deeds; Schreiner, probate judge; Frazier, sher iff; Hoyt, treasurer; Masterson, county clerk; Sanders, county superintendent; Elleman, county attorney, and Mobely, cennty commissioner, have all been elected by ma- onties differing only slightly from those published in yes- erday s Daily Citizen. The Republicans now have two commissioners, coun y attorney, district clerk, register of deeds and district Judge. The democrats have the probate judge, county clerk, county treasurer, county superintendent and one commissioner, which gives the republicans a lead of one in the court house. In addition to this the county gave big majorities to every state and national office candidate. t- . .f il. i 1 uespiie tnis seeming victory oi me repuoucans uiey reallv have nothing to be proud of because at least two candidates were left at the post because of lack of organ ization and the proper support Tne majority of the re publican candidates ran hap-hazard without any attempt at co-operation. The democrats were able to defeat O. W. r all ana ivirs. riamniun uy supeuui uigamiauuu auu earned the election of thejpposing candidates by effort and better management The race between Anna Master son and Jean Colvin was very similiar to the race between Minnie Murray and Phil Metzler. Miss Masterson was elected because her brother had been dratted out oi tne office and was given good republican support in genuine sportmanship. Miss Masterson .was the only democrat that earned Baxter Springs ior tne county onices. un tne other hand Miss Murray beat Phil Metzler because Phil never makes a race seriously, but fills the ticket, makes a two-days campaign and smiles at the results. The race between Judge .lws and l.ou fccnreiner ior probate Judge resulted as it did because of two factors i i mi- r j u a T?ii;n un used against nans, uiie ueservcu me uuiei uuu uiua uc ing the chairman of the draft board made him eligible for i . ti xi i.: it.. La..j ntsl Whatever animosity uie acuuxi ui me enuie uuaiuuiuuscu in the county. Frazier, a member of the board, escaped this sentiment which was all aimed at Ellis. The other factor in Judge Ellis' defeat was his long period in office. Many people think the Judge has had the office long enough for one man and a great many republicans in Bax ter Springs- openly gave their support to the opposition. However, the smallness of Schreiner's lead makes it ap pear that equal effort on the part of the Republicans to that of the democrats might have given the Judge anoth er term. ... :