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BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1918
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
. Schreiner .
. 1389 Sears
. 1786 Mobely -
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.
Governor Henry Allen R.
Lieut Governor Huffman R. .
Seci of Stat Pettijohn R.
Salisbury D. .
Auditor Knapp R.
Meyers D. .......
Treasurer Payne R
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 ,
State Senator Skidmora R.
Sparks D. ......
County Judge Boss R.
Dunbar D. ..
Representative Yount R. .
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.
Probate Judge Ellis R 92
Schreiner D 70
Sheriff Fail R. 95
Frazier D 75
County Clerk Simkins R 95
Clement D 74
Cruelties Practiced on Allied
Prisoners and Civilians Will
Be Considered in Final
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
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
KANSAS BOYS USE
(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
XMAS BOXES FOR OVERSEAS
OLD GLORY TO FLY
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
MRS. E. C. LONGMIER DIES
church of which Mrs. Longmier is a
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
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
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.
(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
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
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
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
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."
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
Roy Tanquary was ddvn from
Scammon Wed. attending to some
business and making a short visit with
hia krother. Fred Tanauary. of this
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
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
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
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. ... :
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