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JleSM i A ALL TnB NEWS TUA."S FIT TO PRINT BOOSTS FOB BAXTER ALL TEX THIS BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1918 NUMBER 46 VOLUME XXXVII TO Fll JOBS TIIE IIIFIM LED , The Magic Word UTS E iUW - f io ran CASE DIPPED in Hi npr HOE County Health Officer Says Dis ease Is on the Wane in This County Many New Cases at Galena The most encouraging report on the influenza situation is announced by County Health Officer, J. Dale Gra ham. "I have not had a ingle new case for treatment for two days, and neither has Dr. Johnson," said he. This applies to Columbus. The other doctors also report a great slacken ing up. There are a good many cases under treatment yet, but the big fight has been to limit the spread of the influ enza. Galena reports 27 new cases; Weir City 2; Sherman City 1. Other towns had not reported today. If conditions continue to improve as they have been yesterday and today, there is little doubt but that the ban on public meetings and schools may be lifted shortly. Dr. Brookhart, who has just re turned from the army medical service, is the regular city physician for Col umbus, and he will resume jurisdiction over the local conditions of public health. After he has had time to con sult with Dr. Graham, probably to morrow, there may be some announce ment to make regarding the prospect. AL TALKED TO 'EM Al F. Williams, widely known law. yer, of Columbus and Baxter Springs, Kan.; who also is a wholesale mer chant, a retailer, and an orator of much ability, was in Joplin last night on his way home from a speaking tour of Arkansas in the interest of the Red Cross. "The people of Arkansas are much enthused over this Bed Cross cam- paign," Williams told a News Herald reporter. "They are attending the meetings, and they are forking over their dollars like little ladies and lit tle gentlemen. "And as for hospitality well we Kansans think we are there with the glad mit and the honest-to-goodness feeling that goes with it well you know I am not saying much against Kansans, but those Arkansas folk cer tainly put it all over Missouri when it comes hospitality." Speaking of the future of the mer cantile business, Williams, who is at the head of the Al F. Williams Mer cantile Company of Columbus, said the merchants of the country have no idea of which way to jump. "No man is able to know whether tobuy or sell," he said. "It's a condition never before faced by merchants of today and every last single one of them is in a quandary." News Herald. Willie Sells, who carries the Daily Citizen in the southwest part of the city, was up town this morning for the first time after having been down with the "flu." He is improving rapid ly and expects to be able to' carry his route again in a few days. We sure hope it will be soon. We have had no end of trouble getting the paper dis tributed on this route since Willie be came ill. Two other boys who were put on were taken sick and tonight the route is again in the hands of new boys. We hope our readers will bear with us until the regular boys get back on the job. If you miss the pa per and are up town come in to the office and get a copy. The Auction Bridge Club met Wed nesday afternoon with Mrs. W. B. Campbell at her home on Fifteenth street The members in attendance were Mrs. L. Murray Perkins, Mrs. W. T. Apple, Mrs. S. M. Van Dyne, Mrs. J. H. Boswell, Mrs. R. C. Wear, Mrs. Chas. Opperman, Mrs. A. R. Weaver and Mrs. C. L. Smith; and the guests, Mrs. Chas. Wyatt of Jop lin, Mrs. F. S. Elf red, Mrs. Enoch Perkins and Mrs. Jas. Cole. The home was beautifully decorated in holiday rolora and a nretty luncheon conclud ed the afternoon's pleasure for thej ladies, who voted Mrs. Campbell a de lightful hostess. Mrs. Van Dyne eap tured the honors of the game. The next meeting is to be announced later. F. E! Stelmer, son of J. C Stels ner, of this city, and E. M. McAdams, both of Joplin, were present at the Chamber of Commerce annual meet .J tag Wednesday night Gets to Keep Some Money, Dia- mond Stud and Cadallac Au tomobileWife Gets Other Property In the divorce case of Zula Malloch vs. Fred Malloch, of Baxter Springs, pending the hearing in district court, a restraining order had been issusd to prevent the defendant, Fred Malloch, from disposing of any of the property involved. Last week Malloch was arrested, charged with contempt of court, it be ing alleged by plaintiff that Malloch was attempting to sell part of the property. These contempt proceedings came up for hearing Monday before Judge Dunbar, and were dismissed when the contending parties came to an understanding- as to the disposition of their property. Malloch is allowed to keep his Cadillac automobile, a diamond stud, and $150 of the money deposited with the clerk of the district court, for his own use and attorneys' fees. Zula Mulloch is to have possession of the household goods stored at Bax ter, cafe fixtures, a lot in Los Angeles, and one in Springfield, Mo., and the balance of the money on deposit with the clerk of the court When her di vorce case comes up for hearing, if it is granted, she is to get the custody of her son, Pat, and in the meantime her husband is restrained by the court from bothering her in any way, and he withdraws, the counter charges he had made in the .divorce suit. -Col-umbus Advocate NEWS AND COMMENT The Empire District Electric Com pany enjoys a better reputation in Baxter Springs considering every thing than most corporations do in towns where the head officers are elsewhere. We believe this is due in larsre measure to the efforts of W. L. Wall, local solicitor, to please folks. Wr. Wall is one of those fellows who try to please and make a success of it Lots of business done on senti ment and the Empire District Com pany is Mr. Wall in Baxter Springs. The fellows all know Mr. Wall is a good fellow and are loath to strike over his shoulder at the company. It so happens that the electric company are doing pretty well by the town and so there is little occasion for any striking. Mr. Wall makes lota of lit tle adjustments between the people and company that are out of bis juris diction. He is well acquainted with all the officials of the company and makes it a noint to see whether a "kick" on any man's branch of the work here is real without "butting in" on the other fellow. He manages to keep the company in good here and incidentally has put himself in mighty good with us folks. Mrs. Paul , Mason is one of the workers on the Red Cross drive for membership. Incidentally she is a hard worker too. She tells us a little story that is amusing. She and some of her associates were sitting in the bank awaiting prospects when an old gentleman of white whiskers and evi dent age come in. Mrs. Mason stop ped him and in the usual way asked that he become a member of the Bax ter Red Cross organization. After a little reflection he said: "Well, I am sure I think the Red Cross is alright, but I am a member of the Masons and I don't think I would care to change." The Sanitary Grocery is one of the most beautifully decorated stores in town for the Christmas period. Ever greens and the usual Christmas deco rations along with a beautiful display of fruits and candles make the store good to look at Bootlegging don't seem to be very profitable business in Baxter Springs. One man says he has been hunting a bootlegger for two weeks to get some "Flu" medicine, but hunt been able to find one. Henry Horton and Gene Turner "jest naturally" wont let the fellows sell "licker" here. The State Guards will meet Monday night and elect a new captain to take the place of Ed Hiatt, who has re signed to take the adjutancy of the 44th battalion of the Kansas State Guards. is -r I r&i if gffj i issi tSp vsy 7',I"V". '" 11 "CSgrt JffWKAdH'WW3; - RED CHOSS SUBSCRIBERS Bernard E. Brown; Mrs. Bernard E. Brown; Guy Ray; Mrs. Guy Ray; Sam Millner; Mrs. Sam Millner; Robt Millner; John C Hufft; John Doe; J. I. Abbott; Mrs. Fred Stallsmith; Will Van Meter; Mrs. John Thomas; F. M. Sparks; Reno Riddle; R. Glasgow; Mrs. R. Glasgow; J. H. Vowell; Nor ma Beathon; Jennie Martin; Julius Bischofberger; Bess Morton; R. B. Eddy; Mrs. A. M. Peake; Miss Minnie Fan-is; Mrs. John Polster; Mias Belle Hardy; Jflrs. 0. 0. Roberts; Mrs. Beatrice Humphrey; Miss Helen Humphrey; Mrs. Howard Goodner; J. W. Grantham; Mrs. J. W. Grantham; S. P. Schaffer; Miss Lora Johnson; Gus Lundgren; Mrs. C. F. Polster; H. Goodner; Jas. Hunter; Frank Condon; Mrs. A. V. Smith; Mrs. E. R. McGreg or; E. R. McGregor; Fern McGregor; O. Greens treet; B. E. DeVillier; Mrs. R. O. Thomas; Mrs. Gus LundVren; W. H. Wells, Mrs. E. Doty, Mrs. J. D. Watts, J. H. Hannah, M. Chamber Iain; A. 0. Suits; Mrs. Weincke; Min nie Rosenburg; Louis Hamilton; A. B. Babb; Mrs. A. A. Sylvester; Miss Lilia Howard; Mies Nell Berry; Abe Ray; Jno. Jones; Mrs. Wingfield; Goldie Wright; W. E. Hollaway; Mrs. B. E. DeVilliers; Mrs. Earle M. Con fer; Claude E. Carneet; Mrs. T. E. Burton; Mark Sarchet; S. H. Haley; Mrs. C. F. Beavers; Solomon Pointer; 0. R. Ketter; Palace Billiard Hall; B. S. Kuhn; Mrs. B. S. Kuhn; C. C. Spar lin; Mrs. C. C. Sparlin; E. R. Kincaid; Mrs. OIlie Gammon; Clarf Youse; Fred Hill; T. A. Taylor; Henry Hor ton; J. E. Grubaugh; Mrs. J. E. Gru- baugh; Fey Grubaugh; J. A. Man ning; Richard Staley; R. H. Carner; Earl Henry; E. C Rice; L. D. Van Horn; E. A. Carnes; Frances Good eagle; Mrs. Frances Goodeagle; P. J. Hanraty, Jr.; W. H. Fisher; J. G. Trewartha; J. F. Wingfield; Mrs. J. F. Wingfield; C. C. Gaba; Will Mc- Culley; Elizabeth Bilharz; Blanche Bilharz; Mrs. 0. M. Bilharz; J. H. McCoy; Mrs. W. R. Scott; F. E. Phil lips; George Trammel; Robert Weav er; Guy Dunnaway; Floyd Dunnaway; Roy McDonnell; Mrs. Fairfax Barnes; Mrs. J. H. Wright; J. H. Wright; J. W. Cook; John Polster; Miss Linthi cum; John HilKgoss; Mrs. Fred Nich ols; Geo. Sikes; Mrs. Geo. Sikes; Ber tha Sikes; J. W. Kaltenbach; Mrs. J. W. Kaltenbach; Lois Kaltenbach; El wood Kaltenbach; Merian Kaltenbach; G. E. Rucker; Mrs. Geo. Rucker; Belle Rucker; W. S. Barnes; G. L Morgan; Dr. W. R. Scott; Walter Ap ple; Mrs. Effie Cook; T. E. Burton; T. P. Lewis; Chas. H. Zimmerman; Mrs. Sadie Bartlett; Mrs. McGruder; Clyde Chubb; Opal Wells; Ruth Garretson; W. S. Murdock; Mr. Walker; M. E. Reddy; A. C Moses; J. 0. Treece; D. S. Chubb; H. Tackman; E. Mattes; Frank Brown; R. E. Rosenstein; Mrs. R. E. Rosenstein, A. E. Pfremmer; Mrs. A. E. Pfremmer; Mrs. Ed Pol ster; Clifford Hardy; Mrs. Grant; Murrell Winters; John Herron; Wal ter Nichols; Mrs. Allie Linthicum; Mrs. J. C. SUlter; Fred MaBock; E. Van DevDldt; Mr. Shultz; James Cole, IH; Mrs. F. R. Cook; H. H. Hinton; J. F. MeAndrews; Jimmie. Phillips; W. N. McCoy; Alta Archer; Paul Pfotanhauer; Mrs. C E. Decatur; Mrs. Edna Kelsey; Raymond D. Cook; Mrs. Claude B. Jones; Stanton Price; Mrs. J. W. Lawrence; Mrs. L. G. Mey- erding; R. H. Shaeffer; Ed Polster. Mamie Randall; Mr. Dunlap; Al Rakestraw; Q. W. Manker; Humph rey Egnart; Mrs. J. L. Brewster; Mrs. Margaret Meads; Mrs. J. W. Barnes; Mr. S. J. Armstrong; Mrs. S. J. Arm strong; Mrs. Belle Congdon; Mrs. Kate Bishop; Helen McAboy; Mrs. LCUe B. McAbcy; Mm Wesley M. T FEW HI Red Cross Drive Is Not Netting the Numbers That Were Hoped for In Spite of Splendid Team Work An interview with some of the workers on the Red Cross drive shows that few people are responding in voluntary application for member ship for the year 1919. The first days drive on Monday netted 216 member ships, the second day, Tuesday, 194. We were unable to. get a report on yesterday, but it was lees than on the day before, becouse of the bad weath er. The memberships run about 1500 last year. It Will go that high this year, but the workers had hoped to make the number 2,000 this year on account of the increased population. Everybody who -expects to join should go into one of the booths and subscribe as this is bad weather for the women to visit the business places and the residence districts. Among the workers who have been added to the list already published in the Daily Citizen are: Mrs. George Dansenberg, Mrs. B. B. Asbury, Mrs. Jim Smith and Mrs. Chas. Marshall. Robert G. Reid has taken the po sition of teacher in the high school left vacant when Miss Abel resigned. Mr. Reid's home is in Houghton, Kas., but he comes here from Municipal Pier, near Chicago where he has been a student in the naval training school for officers. The Poinsettia Club was entertained by Miss Grace Perkins Wednesday at her home on Thirteenth street The occasion was the annual banquet and exchange of gifts. A delightful three course dinner was served. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perkins and Miss Irene Roberts and the mem bers present, Mesdames Leonard Stos kopf, Fred Nichols, E. M. Mitchell, Leslie Meyerding and Will McKinney and the Misses Belle Hardy, Sarah Kelsey, Grace Perkins, Anna Webb, Zella Wright and Madge Sweeney. Smith; Mrs. J. L. Nelson; Mr. J. L. Nelson; Barbara Nelson; Kathleen M. Nelson; J. J. Roberts; A. J. Dot son; G. E. Baldwin; J. T. Chapman; Z. T. Moore; Mary Louise Atsatt; T. N. Setser; T. E. Leakey; Merton Goodeagle; William Sheehy; J. C. Stelzner; Russell Barnes; Geo. Van Dusen; Otto Hale; Victor Griffin; Mrs. Minnie Griffin; Alex Thompson; Mrs. Alex Thompson; MrT Crider; F. W. Borden; Mrs. Homer Michener; N. E. Mitchell; Mrs. Daisy Imbeau; Mrs. V. C. Laird; Mrs. S. J. Ellis; S. J. Ellis; Ed Wilson; Carl Campbell; A. H. Walker; Mrs. J. H. Riseling; W. W. Scott; Earl Ray; Mrs. Emma Kohl; Mrs. Mary Wheatley; Ralph Burton; R. M. Simrall; A. G. Johnson; Chas. E. Jones; Mrs. Chas. E. Jones; Mrs. A, T. St Clair; E. L. Wright; Zella Wright; Mrs. Ida Wrighjt; Ed Covey; J. C. Stephens; Mrs. John Jones; B. W. Patton; E. L. Rankin; Mrs. E. L. Rankin; Martha Quapaw; Mrs. Qua paw; Chas. Opperman; Mrs. Martha Mason; W. E. Wyatt; H. E. Imbeaif! Lee Lemons; R. A. Cooper; Fred Bor den; G. J. Campbell; Jno. Hallford; S. A. Kelsey; S. E. Sherwood; Mrs. S. E. Sherwood; T. P. Thomson; Roy Gaines; John H. Crutchfield; S. E. Sheets; 0. R. Tanquary; Luther Tim berlake; Wm. Swaggerty; Ethel Gar rett; Clara B. Roberts; Viola Schloe- Major Says Men Called On No vember 12 Are Not U. S. Sol diers as Order Cancelling Call Arrived Before Columbus Advocate: The local board yesterday received the follow ing letter from Major Neill Rahn which makes it plain that the men who were called here to mobilise No vember 12, but who were not Inducted into service and did not entrain for camp can not be considered as ever having been in the service of the United States. The men Sid not re port here for service until 2 p. m. and the cancelling order was received in the morning so as Major Rahn ex plains, there is no way in which they can be considered as ever having been in military sen-ice. The 29 men who reported here No vember 11 and entrained for camp and were sent back that same day, how ever, will be given discharge papers as they were actually inducted into the service of the government al though they never arrived at the camp. Major Rahn's letter follows: Topeka, Kan., Nov. 43, 1918. From: Office of the Adjutant Gen eral, Topeka, Kansas. To: Local Board, Cherokee County, Columbus, Kansas. Subject: In Re records of discharged men. 1. Under instruction received from the Provost Marshal General, there is no way in which induction papers can be made for those of your registrants ordered to report for induction, on No vember 12; as these men were ordered to report at 2 p. m. and the order can celling their call, was received in the morning prior to that hour, it cannot be' considered that they were in the Military Service of the United States. 2. We are sorry that we cannot suggest any way to handle this in or der to give the men who reported for service the credit to which they are entitled. R. Neffl Rahn, Major, Infantry, U. S. A. Assistant to the Adjutant General. BREAK III GAS Gas Pressure Was Low Here Yesterday, but Prompt Work ' By Gas Men Repaired the Broken Line Some fellows who were out hunting Sunday (they should have been at home?) discovered a break in the big Baxter Gas Company main line that comes into Baxter from Riverton on the east Already the pressure in some parts of the town was low. The gas men got busy and had the break repaired by five o'clock yeterday ev ening. A farmer who passed the break in the line Sunday said he threw a rock the cos leak and the gas threw the rock back at him and he left that vi cinity. The gas company h8 power ful pressure on their lines now. An addition of 6,000,000 cubic feet of gas has been turned into the Quapaw lines and the pressure is so strong that two station have been forced to shut down. Gas men say this heavy pressure is almost an unheard of thing in Decem ber. At night the pressure on the Baxter lines is from 350 to 400 pounds to the square inch. Rev. Thos. Popplewell, formerly pastor of the Christian church in this city has been elected to a like position in Lawrence, Kas., and he is now down assistinir the family in packing their household goods, which will be shipped today. The family departed last night for their new home. Rev. Popplewell and his family have resid ed here now for something over a year. During that time uey nave taken a prominent part in the relig ious and social activities of the com munity and won the love and esteem of all with whom they have been asso ciated. Mr. Popplewell is an earnest worker in the cause of Christianity and the Daily Citizen wishes the best of success for aim in Lis sew field. Chamber of Commerce Employ ment Bureau lias Re vised Its System Soldiers are to be helped get posi tions in their home towns through the employment service of the United States Department of Labor, accord ing to instructions received at the Chamber of Commerce today from the fourth district headquarters at Par sons. The same machinery, that was used heretofore to put men on govern ment work, is now being used to get jobs for the returning soldiers. No tification was received today that John R. Daniels, a carpenter and eon tractor, is being released from the service and will reach Baxter Springs in the next few days. It is requested by the employment service that a job be arranged for him in advance. This rule will be followed in the case of all soldiers that do not have jobs to re turn to. The government is also asking a place on a farm in this community for Arthur K. Osborne, who k being released from the army. His address is R. F. D. 2, Baxter and he has work- red with his father on a farm for a number of years. Any farmer, desir ing an experienced hand, may write to Osborne or take it up with the Chamber of Commerce. Half Tax Is Due on December 20 If You Have Not Paid You Are Apt to Pay a 5 Per Cent Penalty Have you paid your taxes yet? If not,don't be surprised to find that after Friday, Dec. 20, it will cost you 5 per cent more than you expect ed. Then, if not paid by next June 20, another 5 per cent is stuck on. The first half of the 1918 taxes be come due November 1, and unless paid by the 20th of December, the whole tax becomes due, and a 5 per cent penalty is added. This is the law. The county treas urer may exercise a little leniency, but he really has no right to do other-, wise than live up to the statutes. It has been customery to wait a few days longer, for returns to get in by mail, and for outside banks to make their final remittance of taxes which customers have left with them. This is a nuisance which banks put up with because they would rather do it than discommode their customers who live far from the county seat Thus far, the banks of Baxter, Weir, Galena and Mineral have not sent in any report of tax collections. Payments made direct to the coun ty treasurer, up to noon today, aggre gate a quarter of a million dollars. There is approximately $650,000 levied in taxes for Cherokee County, and usually better than half of it is always in by December 20th. The biggest tax payer in Cherokee County iB the Frisco railroad. Their draft for $45,000 has been received, covering the entire 1918 tax. By pay ing H all, they secured the 2 ft per cent rebate, which alone amounted to $1400. The M. K. & T. Railroad has also paid their full assessment, amounting to $18,300. In times past they have usually paid one-half at a time. During the past week, the treasur er's office ha been crowded nearly all day by, tax-payers handing over their money, and getting their re ceipts. The big final rush will con tinue all this week. Treasurer HQler intimates that the penalty will not be enforced until after the close of this week's business. 7 The question was raised in a local place of business as to who car ried California in the three cornered fight for the presidency six yeans ago between Wilson, Taft and Roosevelt Who has any official figureson K? Please phone the Citizen and we wCl pass the information on to those la ouiring. We think it was Mr. Boom velt, but bars no figures. HIVE you PI TAXES?