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BOOSTS FOB ' : BAXTER ; ALL TEE TUIB v.-Atb'TZS K3WS - '., ::-TlIArf f IT TOrTOOT BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1918 NUMBER 42 t - VOLUME XXXVII 11 III U slielteh means Carry On! BUT "SCRAPS OF PAPEfl V- - .... I J' A . .... TV, .J -11 AA 7 : 1 : '. mmm i SJBBBBsi BUM BBBBBM BSsSsMBBlSBBBBBSSBBBa BBSBBBl BBS! BBS. . " ; ! ! ninii I iitin finianitfif ii liny uit ini iiijl 1 u LUimiiiD unui itiiuiiiD uui.ii nui m ii eis BOOST DAY 00 SHI . 1 Probyterians Will Re-Dedicate Church and Hate Special Services Connection In stallation New Organ. The transformation of the Presby terlan church is such as to cause one to wonder if a fenins has not been at work within the building. The cellar, which was always wet and disagree able, has been made over into a fine, airy and light lower room. It has been drained with footings under the out- aide walk, plastered thru out; new floor laid; kitchen equipment com plete, - including stoves, sink, china sloset and tables. All this has been neatly arranged in one section of the room. The balance of the room is ar ranged for Sunday School classes and small .suppers with several small tables, seating about 8 persons each, which fold and are easily stored out of the way. A new stair way leading down is closed in and makes the room modern in every respect The Sunday School room, or lecture room, has been cleaned and repainted throughout giving it a new appear ance.. In this room is a small plat form .for reading desk and piano, where all small gatherings can be held. The primary department will have the exclusive use of this room for their work. The main auditorium has been cleaned, repainted thro- hout and presents .a, new appearance th the re-arrangement of tr platform. The red glass has been removed from all windows. The two south windows on either side of the platform will be cov ered with -dark green draperies and stair of the same substance will hand from the choir rail. The organ will be directly back of the pulpit. A frame of dark oak, five feet high will be crowned with some 49 gilded pipes, which combined with the dark wood finish amdthe light-ivory walls, makes a most harmomzing effect, pleasing to the eye and dignified. The console is -detached from the organ and is in front of the choir which is arranged to the right of the pulpit, thus the or ganist faces the choir and the minis ter at all times. While the new pews will not arrive before January, the church will be re dedicated next Sunday morning with a impressive service. Mr. Garret eon, the pastor, will preach the ser mon. At night, at 7:30 a Union ser vice will be held with addresses by Rev. 0. L. Orton, D. D., and Rev. John W. Pierce. Mrs. Bess B. Anderson, of Neosho, Missouri, will preside at the organ and Mrs. H. D. Long will sine the solos for the day. The mu sical Tiro mm will be published in Saturday's paper. The orraa is made by the Reuter- Schwars Organ Co., and is the very latest Electro-Pneumatic action, being driven bv a Centrifusal Electric blow ing and generating- outfit, located in a trick housing especially bunt xor a, in the basement On Monday night a concert of merit will be -given by Prof. Alfred Hubach, of the Hubach School of Music, In dependence, Kansas. Doctor Hubach was formerly organist for the West- nort Ave. Presbyterian church, Kan sas City, Mo and is now organist for the big Methodist Church at Inde pendence. Doctor Hubach will be ss alatod bv Doctor Floyd Poe, Tenor, who is noted throughout South East ern Kansas as the best Tenor m tne ntii section, and is well known throughout Eastern cities. This will be a treat for citizens of Baxter Springs and all should avail them selves of this opportunity to celebrate the dedication of the first Pipe Organ ever installed in Baxter Springs. The organ has some 432 speaking pipes aad cultivates about twelve hundred notes with hundreds of combinations. -: L. D. Brewster is away on his an aual banting trip with his Joplin and Springfield friends. This year the party is hunting in the forests north east of Saa Antonio and will be gone chout two weeks. , ' ' sna mi atATts in to say some- C&ing alea about folks that Baxter T.unutr bunch always come in ap propriate. One cant go wrong when -m mmr th ITS a food bunch. One 4eat hava to hunt for Mr. Hunt when it's aomethlnr for the benefit of the ea aad Mr. Yaryaa always amAM ersnatiea" widest aha But Operators in Zinc Field See Means of Protection in Storage Warehouses Producers of lead and sine ores know the smelters have been the "fly in the ointment" so far as they were concerned when it came to ore prices. The smelters have made more . than one agreement with the operators of the district to handle so many tons of ore each week and have failed utterly to keep their word. The mines have been forced to close because of the low price of ore and also have been forced, at times, to "eat out of the hand." Times have changed and are chang ing every day. The ore storage ware. house is going to change all this plan and will be the means of forcing the smelters to pay full price for the ore they buy. Warehouses will be the means of keeping a stock of the fin ished product on hand for any emer gency which msy arise and with the receinta issued the small vroducer need not sell for a low price in order to meet his weekly payroll. Plans have been devised whereby more than three millions of dollars may be loaned on ore in the warehouses. Not only have .if hrnks of the mining dis trict agreed to loan money on ware house receipts but the federal reserve bank of the mining district has agreed to handle the paper. Further than this banks in New York and Chicago are anxious to get the paper on ore. There is but one way for the ware houses of the district to be a success and that is for the operators them selves to see the matter in its true light and help push the warehouse proposition along ROY TURNER PERMITTED TO JOIN THE ARMY When a reward was paid today to W. J. Adams, ground boss at the Dor. ris mine, south of Baxter, for appre hending Roy Turner, an 18-year old boy and turning him over to the po lice, an interesting case was closed. Turner has been released from the county jail at Miami and permitted to enhst He was awaiting trial when the judge decided the better thing would be to let Turner enlist and this was done. Turner was caught in the act of breaking a lock in the Doris "dog house" several weeks ago. Adams rrabbed him and turned him over to the Quapaw officers. Under the rules of the Tri-State Protective Associa tion of Baxter, of which the Dorris company is a member, Adams was en. titled to a reward of &u proviaeo Turner was convicted. His being re leased to the army on the order of the judge was accepted by the Tri-btate company and the reward was puia. II BAXTER FEDERAL LABOR DISTRICT TAKES LEAD Communications, received at the Chamber of Commerce today, from the Fourth Federal Labor district headquarters at Parsons, Kan., show that this district led all others in we state of Kansas in work accomplished in helping: the federal government se cure labor for winning the war. U. G. Powlesland, the district manager it Parsons: is a former federal immi gration head in New York City. Mr. Powlesland announces tnai we Santa Fe railroad has called for 200 v loKnror at 32c an hour, ten hours a day, at Newton, Kas. All lbnr rants are furnished commis- arv cars from which they can secure food and wearing apparel. L. A. Smith 'returned Tuesday fmm nuthfi where he was called by the serious illness of his little son who t. ttondin achool there. The claw has a light case of influenza. PBHMINCNT CROSS SPEAKER IN BAXTER SPRINGS BUU Dr. Martin Hardin, representing the War Council of the American Kea rrnmm at Wachinsrton. D. C. will speak in Baxter Springs on Wednesday, De- Mmher 11. under the direction ox we American Rd Cross. This announce ment was received at the Chamber or rmmnan today. Dr. Hardin's lec f..M wii K "A Uessafe from Your HIIV w Boy," an address that he has delivered h. ma of the important dues oi me Nation. He is a national figure, wno i. Tailv in demand, and Baxter is ery fortunate in securing him. He li not eoming in connection wrtn any rfriva but more to outline what the Asaerkaa Bad Cross la doing with the 4 THE MINING NEWS e e5 e By Frank Hills, In Miami Record-Herald The Sunnyside field, two and one- half miles east of Quapaw, is one of J the busiest sections of the great Ok- ahoma-Kansas Mining District A visit to the Sunnyside Tuesday, showed the Record-Herald man three mills in operation, two mills which have been closed down while the ground is being prospected, almost ready to resume operations', three mills almost completed and a number of other mines in different stages of development , The Lead Boy and the Waxahachie have been operating regularly and the Aurora began to run regularly Tues day for the first time after the regu lar tuning up period. The Lucky Joe and the Hawkins will start in a day or two after shutting down for a while pn account of it being necessary to do some prospecting.' .The Prairie Lead and Zinc Company, the Mather Con centration Company and the Charlotte Lead and Zinc Company have their plants almost completed and the Sun nyside section is dotted with prospects in all stages. Sunnyside is a peculiar field. Some of the richest pockets ever found any where have been discovered there but in all probability it will be found some day that the work that has been done and what is being done now is nothing more than ratting to' what will be done in after years. Sunnyside is known as a shadow field and all shadow fields about here are considered treacherous or patchy but there is a deep run-over there that will be developed some day that may place that part of the field in a different class. In the deep well that was drilled at the Hawkins a a high face of ore was discovered at the 400 foot level and iin the deep well at the Lead Boy the drillers told the Record-Herald representatives that they had just drilled through five feet of jack at a depth of 820 feet and had entered blue flint which they believed indi cated a good strike below. In the early days of mining at Sun nyside, water was so strong that it was almost impossible to operate even the upper level and nothing else has ever been worked there but now that water has become an object in that part of the country, deep wells are be ing sunk and it is believed in bo doing the deep stuff will be developed and that Sunnyside will become a real mining section. Buck Kelley. 17 years of see, is holding down two jobs at the Lead Boy mine at Sunnyside, doing the work of two men who received $3.50 each and struck for S4.50. Formerly the job of looking after the screen at the Lead Boy was held by a man who received $5 a day but he grumbled and claimed that it was a two man job and left the place. Two men were employed to do the work half heartedly for a few weeks, they demanded 14.50 each and were let out a The Kelley boy offered to take the screen ana Keep it ciean lor and was given a tryout when it was . t . .A found that he could do the work bet ter than the one man or the two had done and he has never grumbled once about it being too much for him. The acute shortage, of laborers in the mining field has made it possible for miners to be very "choiey" at to what tky rdo aad what they an to est for it. Many of them hava ke- come tyranical and domineering, go ing from place to place, never pleased with any and causing others to be come fickle. The Ward Mining and Milling and Milling Company began to oper ate the Morgan mill at Lincolnville Tuesday but as it was necessary to make some changes it was thought that the plant would not begin run ning regularly until Wednesday. A full crew is at work in the ground at the Morgan and a good quality of dirt is being taken out It was supposed by many that the Morgan was cut out and that it would never be operated again but now it is the only property in the Lincolnville field that is operating. ESTES THREE AT FRONT Corporal William, Privates Ray and Warren Estes, the three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Estes, are all at the front line and have been there for some time, one of them arriving there some time in August These boys are among our best fighters and are doing their bit for their country and the world's liberty. A picture of the' sol dier is now in the window of Porter Clark's furniture store. The boys write home that they are feeling fine and like the army life and as well as the other boys expect to be home before long but don't want to come home until it is all over, over there. "THE PUBLIC BE DAMNED" EXPOSES FOOD TRUST The biggest single factor in the world at present is the food supply of the United States. "The Public Be Damned," a tremendously vital pic ture which is to be shown at the Elite Theatre Friday, takes up this subject in the most absorbingly interesting and thorough manner. Throughout the country r the world in fact, the people rich and poor, cry: "Give us food ,lest we perish." Our nation is at war. Our Allies look to us for food. The struggle of the ages will be won or lost on the American farms. Meanwhile the American people bend to the soil, the crops are more bountiful than ever, but still the cry, Food, Jood, give us food." And far across the waters, the echo reverber ates, "Food, give us food, lest we no longer have strength to withstand our enemies." Why is this so? There is food a- plenty, but the Food Trust the most criminal combination of Amer ica s business history, is grinding tne common people and the farmers both in its insatiable desire for profits. Herbert C. Hoover, Food Adminis trator of the United States and chair. man of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, publicly assailed the Food Trust before the United States Sen ate, stating: "In the last five months uie re has been extracted from 250,000,000 the American consumer in excess of. normal profits of manufacturers and distributors." I - - John Smoot who enlisted in the aviation service from Baxter Springs and-has been stationed at Kelly FiehL San Antonio, is m the city lor a couple of days visiting -his friend Clare Youse and others. John is now a sergeant in the quartermaster's de partment He is out on s ten days leave and came up from Ft Smith, Ark, where he had been visiting his with a serious esse of the Spanish, in mother, Mrs. A. O. Nichols. floenxa. . , mi r. tj.(. Vfr. r.kM f rvww .tended tfca ball WMVW here .Tuesday sight.' Short Chronology of the War Great War Begun Suddenly and Ended in the Same Manner 1914 June 28 Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, murdered at Sarajevo. ' July 5 Kaiser's Crown Council at Potsdam resolves upon war. July 23 Austria sends untimatum to Serbia. July 28 Austria declares war on Serbia. Aug. 1 Germany declares war on Russia and invades Luxemburg and Belgium. Aug. 8 Germany declares war on France. Aug. 4 Great Britian declares war on uermany. Aug. 25 Germans burn Louvain. Sept 6-9 Battle of the Marne, in which the French turned back the tide of invasion and forced the Germans to retreat to the Aisne. Dec. 24 First German air raid on England. 1915 May 7 The Louistania sunk by a submarine. May 23 Italy declares war on Aus tria. Aug. 20 Italy declares war on Tur key. Oct 12 Edith Caveli shot by Ger mans in Brussels. 1916 Feb. 21 Battle of Verdun begun. April 19 American ultimatum to Germany threatening to break off re lations unless Germany modified her submarine policy. May 81 Naval battle off Jutland. June 6 Lord Kitchener drowned. Aug. 27 Rumania enters war on the side of the Allies. Italy; .declares war on Germany.' 1917 Jan. 31 Germany announces unre stricted submarine warfare. Feb. 3 United States severs diplo matic relations with Germany. April 6 United States declares war on Germany. ' June 26 First American troops land in France. June 29 Greece enters .war against Germany. . Dec. 9 Jerusalem captured by the British. 1918 April 14 General Foch appointed commander-in-chief of Allied armies. May 27 German drive on the Aisne begun, reaching the Marne. June 6 American attack at Chau- teau Thierry. Sept 12 Americans begin action wiping out St Mihiel salient in three days. Sept 30 Bulgaria surrenders. Oct 28 Austria asks for separate peace. Oct 30 Turkey surrenders; signs armistice. Nov. 3 Austria surrenders; signs armistice; Serbians re-enter Belgrade. Nov. 7 German armistice delegates . . . f A cross r rencn lines at nigra unuer white flag. JONES BOY CAPTURED IN ARKANSAS TOWN James Jones, wanted for the shoot ing of Earl Smith at Cardin, Novem ber 9, has been captured at Partfast, Ark, and is held there awaiting of ficers from this county. Jones, it is alleged, shot the Smith boy, when he attempted to gain en trance into a house the Jones and several other boys are alleged to have entered. Among the things stolen was a revolver and Jones used this to pnrtKt house against intruders, ,.. v.. 18 au and the ft who WM ony 13 -- , , i ,;a t,v th w. I retary of the C of C. at Columbus rom tj,e federal service department th,t all orders for men for govern- ment projects have been cancelled. No more men are to be signed up for gov ernment service unless further or ders are issued. Otto Kettler, of the Kettler-Hooper Furniture Co is confined to his home I Mrs. JC s. xrowy oi jopiin, m Mrs. C E-'Trowy-of Quaker, Villejr. t tAM - - - TSated-hsrs Wednesday. Baxter's United War Work Quota Now Within Strik ing Distance D. D. Muir, Jr., batting as a pinch hitter in this city's game to raise Hs United WarvVork quota and repre senting his company, the United States Smelting, Refining & Mining company, connected with a $700 sub scription that makes the game look certain for the home team. Gus Lund gren, for the Long Bell Lumber Com pany, had held first honors until the United States Smelting company came to bat In addition Mr. Muir made a personal subscription. ' In all war activities in this city the United States Smelting company which has its No. 2 mill on the Nay lor farm, west of Baxter, has always been a prominent factor through Mr. Muir, the Baxter representative. Dur ing the Second Red Cross drive the company came to the front at a criti cal moment with a $750 subscription, ' and in all the bond campaigns this company has more than done its share in its purchases of United States se curities. The total amount now raised in Baxter on the $4,000 quota is approx imately $3600, leaving about $400 yet to raise. The campaign will be con tinued this week by the ladies and on Saturday there will be a dollar tag day, the principals in which will be the young ladies of the city. In the United War Work campaign, as also in the Red Cross and various bond campaigns, the work is all do nated, no person receiving a cent for salaries or expenses, and this sale covers even the collection of the funds afterward. Thus far all campaigns made in this city have been financed by the Chamber of Commerce as an organization. ' Somelnontlu ago in Baxter Spring a gentleman called the telephone office and wanted long distance. He want ed a man in Joplin. He gave the name and after a time "central" calV ed him and said Joplin "central" said there was no such man listed there. "Oh, everybody knows him, for he if . v a big lead and jack buyer" v.'.Tll try w aagin," said! Baxter, central. When w.Ui she got joplin, sh i said, !,'Surely, you.jv!k' have that mafc'Eyjlrybbfly know him....Ul He is a hig' inule. buyer over, there." ..: Some differe'rices in the. meaning ol the word "jack." : ' ' ARE IMPROVING ROAD Oklahoma Is Improving Road Which Is Militsry Avenue in Baxter Springs A Baxter man informs Us that Ot tawa county, Okla., is improving the road, which is Military Avenue in Baxter Springs, up to the state line. Bridges and culverts are being built and some extensive grading is being done. Just recently the city council handed the Southwest Interurban Company an ultimatum to bring their road bed to grade on Military street anticipation of improving the street. It would appear that uus work should be done as soon as pos sible. If the interurban company brings the road bed to grade and the city improves the street there remains only about a half mile between the end of the car line and Oklahoma. This half mile should be doctored up in good shape to couple onto the work holnr done bv the Oklahomans, cnus making a good road from the south into Baxter Springs. W. H. Shead telta a little joke on himself that is pretty good. Mr. and Mrs. Shead have a young son whom thv are very proud of. Mr. Shead has an uncle who came to visit them recently. The uncle is a very devout man and always precedes the meal with "grace." When this funfction be- gan at the Sheed table the little boy went around the table and looked right down in his uncle's plate. "What are you doing, sonny T" asked Jars. Sheed at the conclusion of one short blessing. "I waa trying to see what Uncle Jim was reading out of his plate, Mamma," said young Sheed, which was a dead give-away to the Uncle. ' -r . v'v JiA-.K- Kidd went ol Kansas City- x' ".b Wednesday on business , J ViiOCl ' li, anil MraJ. W. Crantham Mr f fi.no toJved'Weotnesda'y from WalfuS .-.! where they wc&t Uonday oa wiansss. that hex hern ftmrwrt