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Petition Will Be Circulated to Borrow tHe
Money to Buy
of Fire Hose for
Fire hose, like rubber boots and
gum shoes, is very pensive at this
writing,but the city of Baxter Springs
is badly in need of about fifteen hun
dred feet of it So badly in need that
the town is exposed to annihilation if
a bad fire should break out in several
possible quarters of the business dia
trick- In short, the town is almost
without protection and with one of the
best fire companies in this section of
the country.
A short time ago 0. B. Tinsley, af
ter watching the fire at the George
Allison vulcanizing shop, became
' alarmed and told us he was going to
start a campaign to make up a fund
to buy the hose from the business
men and property owners along Mili
tary avenue and the streets immed
iately adjoining embracing the bus!
ness district of the town. We an'
nounced this in the Daily Citizen, but
before Mr. Tinsley could start out an
other way of handling the matter was
presented to him by some of the fire
boys and the townspeople.
The city has no money to buy $2,000
worth of fire hose, but wall have it the
first of the year after the levy is
made. The mayor has informed Fred
Nichols, fire chief, that if somebody
will raise the money, those contribu
ting will be reimbursed after collec
tion of the tax levy about the first of
the year. The mayor says he is al
most positive this can be arranged. It
wont be a hard matter to make up
Will Bring South Military Street to
Grade and Improve Buying
' a Road Drag Today
from Joplin
The regular meeting of the city
council Tues. night was mostly taken
up with the allowing of bills and the
regular routine of business. The com
mittee appointed to investigate the
prices and makes of road drags, made
a report Tues night and were instruct
ed to buy a drag. Councilman Chas.
Wells went to Joplin today to buy a
Some discussion of the improve
ment of Military street led to a vote
by the council to instruct the Roger's
line to bring their street car track to
grade in Baxter Springs. The south
end of Military street and up to the
post office corner will be improved at
an early date.
Bloomington, HI., Nov. 15. One of
ten monster railroad engines recently
built for the Government at Schenect
ady, N. Y., has been placed in opera
tion along the Chicago and Alton Rail
road line running through here. It is
an immense affair with the letters "U.
S." on the sides of the cab and tank.
Kalispell, Ala., Nov. 15. Dande
lions are almost extinct in this vi
cinity owing to ravages of a small red
insect that has descended in droves.
Other foliage is untouched, but the
little bugs seem to have a peculiar
taste for dandelions When attacked
the weed quickly dies and looks as if
bitten by a severe frost.
Mrs. Merton Goodeagle Thurs. was
the recipent of a package of war
trophies sent from the French battle
front The package contained the hel
met of a German private, also a
trench cap, eholder straps and a sash
worn to distinguish the Prussian
guards, it is said. The articles are
now on exhibition at Walter Apple's
office. ' The sender was JrSvate Ing
wald Johnson, Co. G, 28 A. P. O. 746,
A. E. F. It seems, when Mrs. Good
eagle was in Kansas City several
months ago she did the young man m
kindness and he remembered. , it by
sending her these trophies, .which -he
wrote he had the pleasure of .taking
from a foe who waa not as qiik with
the bayonet as himself. ..
- IIELB fffilllS
Fifteen Hnndred Feet
the Business District
the (2,000.00 among the business men
as it will amount to a loan and some
body will be apt to come around to
each of the business men in a short
time to borrow the money. We need
fire protection badly. The fire com'
pany has been greatly handicapped by
lack of equipment Following are the
members of the Baxter Springs fire
Fred Nichols, Chief
Will Jones
Jim Hunter
A. R. Kane
J. W. Cook
Chas. Cook
Ben Patten
Alf. Dowty
Fred Bartlett
Jim Kent
Dr. W. T. Hope
Ray Harmon
Porter Clark, Jr. '
Ora Hale
John Price
Bob Mason
John Payne
Dell Brown
W. W. Hyatt, ex-chief and honorary
It is suggested that there is three
places for fire plugs in town that will
allow protection of the business dis
trict with the 1500 feet of hose. They
are in front of Harvey's store, in
front of the Smithers building and on
the post office corner.
Globe Writer Says a M. Bilhtrz Is
Building a Fine Manganese
Log Washer Plant
Drury Adams, president of the
Adams-Hicks Mining Company which
has long operated a successful zinc
mine in Jackson Hollow, southwest of
Joplin, is of opinion that the Bates
vule manganese field ib due lor a
good boom in the near future.
Adams, it should be -said, fives at
Batesville when he is not living in
Joplin. He is president of a bank at
the Arkansas town, and he has watch
ed the manganese development from
the start In Joplin recently he said:
"We have had a- number of things
that have tended to hold back devel
opment of the manganese field, and
more recently the bad epidemic of in
fluenza that -we had at Batesville had
been a big factor. But despite this a
number of big washer plants are just
about completed and the output from
the field in the near future is going
A- i. Al J
1 10 put us on me map in no uncertain
"O. M. Bilharz of Baxter, one of the
V! 1. 11. ! 1 1 1 J
l Dig uperavors in uie sine anu icuu uib-
trict, is putting up one of the finest
log washer plants that the manganese
industry has even seen. He is going
at it in a way that means business and
the completed plant will look very
much like a modern zinc and lead
concentrator in this field. The cost
too, I understand, will not be much
dissimilar, but he ought to be able to
get his money back in a very short
Adams and his eccosiatee at Bates
ville have gone into the manganese
game themselves to a certain extent
and are sanguine over the prospects
for the town. However, in many in
stances the manganese land is also
excellent agricultural land, and if an
investor happens to miss the ore bear,
ing strata he ought to. be safe from
the agricultural standpoint alone.
Notification reached the Chamber of
Commerce Thurs. that Pres. Wilson
son has issued a proclamation author
izing the food administrator to license
firm engaged in importing, storing
and distributing milling corn, oats,
barley or rice; casings for sausage
and other food commodities; near
beers or other similiar beverages; oat
flour, raw corn flakes, buckwheat or
buckwheat products; animal or vege
table fats and oils; and firms opera
ting warehouses or other places in
which any food or feed commodities
are stored for hire. The licensing be
comes operative om November 1&,
Baxter Springs Most U
Think how his face
will light up
when he sees his Christmas box
and think how delighted
he will be
when he finds you've sent
SOME things
he can eat and enjoy and forget
and SOME things
he can use and keep and remember!
Scores of useful articles,
in this Jewelry store,
that will go into the Overseas Box
and weigh very little
The Dependable Jewder
Watch Inspector Phone 301
The nine orcan for the Presbyter
ian church arrived in 22 large boxes
and weighed about four tons. On ac
count of erecting the organ and clean
ing up the building, there will be no
services in this church next bunflay,
the 17th. On the 24th the building
will be opened and reconsecrated. A
union meeting will be held in the ev
ening at which time the ministers of
the other churches will speak, on
Monday evening the 25th, a Pipe Or
ran recital wil be held. An organisct
from ont of town and a singer will
give the concert Let all keep these
dates open and help the Presbyterians
rejoice in the forward step which has
been taken by their church.
Food Administration Decides It Is No
Longer Necessary
Washington. Nov. 14. "Victory"
bread will soon disappear from the
American table. Its place will be
taken by bread made from whole
wheat flour. Victory for American
and allied armies, however, is re-
ponsible only in part for the change.
Is chiefly due, according to the
Food administration to thetremend
oim wheat crop raised by the Ameri
can farmer this year, the vast stores
Australian and other wheat-growing
countries now made available, and to
serious world sohrtage in dairy
feeds. " Milling of more" wheat will
tend to alleviate the shortage in dairy
feeds thru production of bran.
No new what regulations have been
issued, but they may be expected as
soon as the mechanical details of the
change can be worked out
Des Moines. Ia- Nov. 15. J. B.
Burns saw a crowd around an ambu
lance at a railway station, and crossed
the street to see the excitement He
saw a bunch of wounded ''Yanks'' be
ing loaded into ambulances for Fort
Des Moines.
In one of the ambulances he saw.
big as life, his son "Jhnmie."
"Hello. Dad." shouted the wounded
Yank, happy despite the fact that he
left one lung "somewhere 1
son," shouted the excited
father in return, Then ha hurried
to tell tie folk.
p-to-Date Jewelry Store
The Evereat Cafe will open Satur
day morning. A plan has been worked
out whereby the Cafe will have ex
perienced management as well as per.
manent The new manager jokingly
says he will have "Turkey dinner for
supper" the first day open.
Spring river, which stream was on
a rampage last week, ia about down
to normal again. Considerable crop
damage was done to wheat and corn
during the time the lowlands were
flooded. "Old Timers" say the river
was higher Sunday night and Monday
morning that it has been in fifteen
A great many of the merchants
are of the opinion that now would be
a good time for Baxter Springs tu
stage a trade week or some big draw
ing card for the cultivation of the
trade to which the town is entitled.
How about a dollar week here to
stimulate Christmas trade and in
crease the good sentiment towards
Baxter? Dollar week is one of the
best trade drawing ideas there is. Ev
erybody in town offers the most they
can give for a dollar for one week.
The barber makes a special price on a
shave, the grocery gives the most of
some certain articles for $1. Every
body in town does likewise and this
fact is advertised far and wide over
the trade territory. All the home tal
ent of every kind in town is enlisted
for entertainment during the week. If
the entertainment is not enough' to
last over the entire week two big days
is set apart Instead of one or two
fellows trying to put on a sale and
draw the people to town, the entire
town does it so that by all business
being represented everybody is sure
to want one of the bargains. The
week will pay for itself and the future
benefits are large. Who will say "Aye"
when it comes to a vote on this?
Rev. Garretson was a Joplin visitor
Capt Scott, of Ft Scott attended
the Scottish Rites banquet held here
Wednesday Bight.
New York Loses
In The Spirit
By Howard W. Haines, Army Field Clerk, American Ex
petitionary Forces, Headquarters, France Written
Just Before Leaving New York City and During til
Big Peace Demonstration a Few Days Ago.
SOMEONE yells, "The War Is Over!"
With & mih the band strikes nn "Over There." and almost at one ant
f imtmmtL down from skylis-ht bedrooms, from first floor aDartznent. front
every nook and cranny, come "kids," sweethearts, boarders, shaky old graad
ninmti. mniM Mra bees from a. hive into the street below. AH of then
tumbling Irish, Swedish, Polish, Mayflower deseendants-wiio cares.
what does it matter? For they are all
Look! There's Smith, the tailor,
and his wife; Jones, the rich man;
Flannigan, the taxi driver; and here
comes that pretty stenographer who
stays next door! Who'd have thought
There's no difference now, for
arent they all buying Liberty bonds,
sending their boys across, observing
every eatless and sleepless day, rich
and poor alike? Sure!
It's a great night From every
ledge and window great streamers
wave. Bits of colored crepe paper
wind their way downward through
the beams of light broken by the
forms of dancers gliding by the win
dows. Everywhere there is a surplus
of spirit
At the corner an officer stoops to
pet a stray cat and barely muses a
taxi loaded to the brim with yelling,
singing, whistling sailors. A hand
some woman wanders aimlessly by,
with an Italian poodle in a jeweled
collar. A pickled French sailor, with
an egg-beater in one hand and a tub
in the other, points toward two sol
diers and proclams: "Wha, there's
Generl Pershing now!" Whereupon
the two helpless soldiers are uncere
moniously dragged upon a soap box.
They are not much on speech-making
and hadn't banked on the honor.
Hoarse, perspiring, and with mean-
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ingiesa, grauircs, xaar
mar id badly twisted, but the crowd is
with them in spirit It gives three
cheers for our Boys, for democracy,
and a long hiss for "Bill."
Zin! A band crashes in with "Keep
Them Smiling;" and the street is full
of dancers. Slender "left-over" boys
in civilian clothes, tall, broad soldiers
beaming down upon that little thing
Scottish Rite. 82 degree Masons,
and guests from members of the Blue
Lodge, to the number of aDout uur
tv.fi v met in the Chamber of Com
merce rooms Wed. night and enjoyed a
banquet and a few hours of speaking
mA fellowship. The occasion for the
function was the presence in town of
Rev. Albert Watkins, of ft scow,
h4iam mission is to secure candidates
for the degrees to be conferred next
week at the Ft Scott Consistory.
Several applications for the degrees
have been taken and what with these
I number of men already mem
bers of considerable number will make
tt. nilBTimare to Ft Scott next wee.
Thm work will besrin Monday, but an
informal reunion will be held at the
Temple Sunday night and to this oil
are especially invited.
Among the speakers at the banquet
last night were Rev. watuns, ev.
Orton and Rev. Garretson, Frank
Hall, Clifford Johnson, E. C. McWil
liams and J. B. Traylor. George Stat
on performed the duties of toes toast
er in a clever and happy manner. The
Swinnev of the Minute Cafe were
the caterers and the service and bill
of fare was unusually good.
The affair was arranged by Earl
Rav and 'Clifford Johnson. George
Staton and E. C McWilliama, at this
time as well as on previous occasions
ilevated a rood deal of their time to
getting the Scottish Rite Masons to
gether and securing candidates for
the degrees.
Following the regular program the
Maaons of the 82nd degrees started
the organization of a club in Baxter
Springs, and G. W. Staton was chosen
chairman. A meetinr will be held
shortly to perfect the organization
and Mr. Staton wishes the names of
all members of this degree residing in
the Baxter Springs community.
Among those present Wed. night
were: Fred Hall, Rev. O. L. Orton,
J. F. Brown, E. C MeWilliams, G. W.
Staton, E. M. Mitchell, Earl Ray, Clif
ford Johnson, Rev. John Garretson, A.
X. Ffremaaex. B. E. Traylor, J. B.
It's Indifference
Of Democracy
Americans, yes, one and alL
at their sides; "cute" girls with frhv
sly hair, crimson lips and overly nd
complexions; girls doing men's work,
displaying whh pride a service. ami
form; mothers, fathers, sisters, partly
grandmas, all tangoing gayly, madly,
Come on! There's a fight over there!
Mike, Tony and Bill are mixed la a
grand scramble of legs, ami and
heads. A good-natured cop grabs
Bill's leg. "Lemme got" be bawls.
"Tony's the kaiser and we're BctiaV
the 'ell out o' him!" and so the kais.
er is left to his fate.
Only here and there is a note of sad
ness: in a half-darkened doorway a
drawn-faced, pale little woman chokes
proud happy, for she is proud of the. ;
one who has given so much that oth
ers may be happy.
At last the indifference of New York .
is broken. Not that New Yorkers
are actually indifferent but they art
much too busy to know even the flat
family, who lives just next door. To
night, however, all is changed. Neigh
bor talks and bows to neighbor is am
amazing fashion.
It is seven; the morning after. Ev
erything is quiet Nothing but scat
tered bits of paper and a few up
turned boes tell of the night Mora,
Iff am a man. JllllU Bllllli!1 T .!'
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to work, bftter off because of Ws
night's irolic, out atso aeemy aw- -
that much yet remains to be done.
For the boys and the guns must M
hmnclit safelv home and mora than
that acres upon acres of batUe-scar-,
red fields must be reclaimed befora .
"all is over."
Mil U
Body Sent to Pittabarg Today 1st
Burial Result of Coroner's
Inquest Is Not Being
Msde Public ' f
The verdict of the coroner's jury,
ILL - ,.. nnM 4V Mam.
ner in which Earl Miller, the lyear- 1
tJ 1 a Vt. .mm vims. Ctrm-
day night near the state lint north af i
Ficher, is not being made public. Aa .
autopsy was held over the body last ;
night, at the morgue of the county. ,
coroner, J. S. McAuley, at Columbus,
and the body was shipped to Pitta-0
burg, Kansas, Wed. for buriaL Dr.
I. Phillips directed the autopsy. . -Two
holes were found in the for-'
head of the murdered boy. One was :
that made by a large caliber bullet
The other was made with soma sharp .
instrument The skull has a break' ia '
it about two inches long between ft
two wounds. It is understood thai
several other arrests have bees ma4
but the names of those arrested is not.
being disclosed. The belief that M3jy.
er was murdered is general.
Julia Burns, the infant daughter af
John Burns died Wed. night at tta
family residence near the M, O. A G.
Railroad. The baby was on year and
six months old and had been CI oaty a.
short time; death was da to paoa
monia. The baby's death brings sear
sorrow to the family as th mother
died just last Saturday. Funeral aer
vkes were held at 4 o'clock Ttar. af
ternoon, with burial ta the Eaxtar
Traylor, R. Glasgow, a U. Ehls. Roy
Harver. Fairfax Banes. Carl EoaSasr.
Chas. Jones, Leslie Veyerdins, J. XL
Barnes, Paul Ffouteshauer,' Va
WedelL Harvey Scott J. W. ErV
r, R. O. Willard, Eford Winfrey,
Ahraa Winfrey and lit. Oshora.

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