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vTinn:i:::::::n:::::i::i:::i::n::::::::::::iii:ni lilts fMSftsetsfesevees seeaesseeeaeeasi 1 . 11 : J1' 1' it THINGS ARE '" j A 'prominent Butter Spring prop- . irtv owner nornta out to ui that thing, hav. taken a decided turn for . " " PnK . ea soldier toys, who were married Just prior to going into the service, are looking for homes in Baxter Springs, Dosens more are coming. Many who broke up housekeeping when they went nto the army are either on their way here or will be in a short time. . Already the business houtes are feel- inir the increase in business from the t returned soldiers. It is estimated that 621 soldier and sailor boys were away from Baxter Springs two months ago. - Somethlna- like 60 of these have re- turned and more are coming in every day. Lines of business that have suf- fered most by the absence of the young men will take a new lease on . life with the opening of the new year, .. Fifteen different parties have told our Informant that they were going to build at least one house, right awav. The Daily Citizen has been -s forbidden to print the stories oi two factories that are almost as good as ; located here. Itne height of the first boom. U Some good new mining strikes have ' We lost nothing but a few real es Ihrleur made just adjacent to Barter tate men and some soldiers. The sol fK Springs. diers are coming back and the real es- v Good progress Is being made on all tate men have gone to Wichita Falls Ji nnr ntilitiea that are under construe-. to dabble in oil speculation. -V .iw . . There is a big demand for houses month in Baxter Springs were slight and business locations -in Baxter ly more than double those of any Springs. previous month in the history of Bax- - . Most of the merchant fellows are ter Springs. Bank deposits have V. m-vh,,, .rrancements to increase grown steadily month by month and C their stock and where it can be done get more room for it One fellow we - ; " talked to some days Sgo was inclined v to complain a little. Hasn't the town come up "to your expectations? We asked him. "No, it hasn't, but I know BOB ussed and "Cussed" Ways and Means of Improving Baxter Springs Streets and Avenues .ie city council have been laboring the opinion mm, m uuui"-" Railroad Company must J 3J I jaasdin i at j hrinr their tracks to grade in the city f ivxter Snrines and have ordered ' the company to do so. Following the ' order from the city the company sent . ; Judge Sapp over from Galena and gave notice that they thought the city was in the wrong and they would fight the order if necessary. At the meet Ing of the council last night the rail road company's franchise was ex amined closely and it was discovered that, u the company said, the fran , chise heads that the city must first brine the streets to grade and then ' . thjVjinpany will bring their tracks toV s city's grade, whatever it may ' ;be. Sinie the building of the interurban -. line the south end of Military street has been all but impassable and a deal of agitation has been made for some months in an attempt to remedy the situation. Now that it has been ascertained that the city must make . the first move no program has been formulated but something will be i j dogg, post naste. j. " V"Bays that tot tote""80 company has invented heavily in Baxter Springs n-nA wishes the town well He says that he believes the company will haul gravel for the street without charge ' and do anything else they can to favor the town. Mr. Grantham thinks it likely that the interurban people will . build on into Miami in a short time thinks it possible that a power .? station will be built here and that I t Baxter Springs has a chance of being V the Webb City of the west district Those in charge of the road work I herd eomplaln that they got very lit . tie Jo-operation from the county when . help! badly needed. fr-V-4 4 4; 'I' I- $ V. SOLDIERS' LETTERS 4 4 I 1 ! 4- -4 Vt Dt. and Mrs. J. Sawyer Cannon: c American Red Cross, Nov. 25. 18. ' Base Hospital 61, Ward 18, A. P. O. 60$. Dear Father and Mother! ' I am in base hospital 61, ward 18, a convalescent ward, feeling fine. I . have had the diptheria but I am well i i - and just waiting. " ? -a I have nothing to do It gives i treat deal of time to think ef I just cannot keep my soiad . I ecrUislT wi3 be glad ta LOOKING GOOD the war threw an aww csimp In things. Of course I should not cam f j f OT J h "J V J" first day I opened my doors to trade, but I thought Barter would have 10,000 people right now." In voicing these remarks our friend sounded the thoughts that have been In many minds here. Right through the war Baxter Springs has been pretty good, w hve maintained a good line of business through the war period, we have come through better off than in towns out of ten. "They said,' M"nl was dead. "They said" Galena wa dead. They repeated" that Col umbus was dead, richer, "they said,' had disintegrated, but to our know- ledge people never said anything worse about Baxter Springs than that it was just "a little quieter now than 'hen the boom was on." Joplin, peo- pie anow, nas neen a very quiet town -for some months. When one starts checking them up Baxter Springs has been and Is the best town for business in the mining district Houses are more in demand here than they ever were unless for just a short time at The post office receipts for the last are now greater than they have ever been despite the buying oi Donas ana other war expenses. Baxter Springs is a mighty good town to tie to. Now 1b a good time to get in on the ground fioor and grow with the town. get back to "God's country" and hap piness with you again. In my opin ion it wont be long before we (all convalescents) will be on our way to the States. However, Fknow noth ing definite. Possibly six weeks or more. My detachment is with 3rd Army in Strausburg, Germany, which consists of the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 26, 32, 89 and 90th divisions. They probably will occupy evacuated territory until peace is signed. I will not be sent back to my de tachment. I left it in the Argonne forest on the 27th of October and was sent to this hospital which is about a kilometer from the town of Beaune, about 25 kilometers from Dejon. I will not attempt to tell you now all of the towns in which I have been. I have been, however, on the Toul sec tor in the St Mihiel drive, on the Ver dun front and in the Argonne forest This is the district of St Mihiel and Mount Sac. We were going toward Metz. The drive started for the 89th Division, from the sector in the vicin ity of the towns of Noviant, Bern court, Flirey, etc. For the 2nd Battalion Aid Station, which I was with, the drive started from the town of Flirey. I have a picture of this town. I was under shell fire from August 1 until Oct 26. Hope you are both well and happy. Give my kindest regards to inquir ing friends. With fondest hopes that we shall Boon meet again I remain your loving son, Houston B. Cannon. TRUTH TOLD IN THE ADS Merchants Realize Value of Winning Confidence of Public From the Indianapolis News. The man who is not persuaded that the world is growing better has only to read the advertisements in the newspapers to be convinced. 'There was a time when a merchant an nounced merely that he was a dealer in staple and fancy groceries. The dry goods dealer insisted that he had better values and newer stocks than any competitor, but he ended his story there. Advertisers learned, after a, time, that people like to read what- j ever is interesting, and so they have fallen into the way of telling inti-1 mate stories about their establish ments. There is no more interesting information in the newspapers just now than the advertisements. The modern idea precludes any misrepre sentations of materials or prices. .The business world has realized the truth of the axiom that honesty is the best policy. Nowadays the woman who reads an advertisement knows that she can go to a store and gethe ar ticle advertised exactly as represent ed, unless some error due to human fallibility has been made. If the stock 's exhausted she will be so informed. This practice has built up a feeling of friendliness and trust between busi ness and the public that is worth more than can be estimated in doHars and oanta. GRAVES 17EU.LMED French Cuird Last Resting Ptecc of Yank. 1 American Will Have Ne Difficulty In Finding Graves of Rejatlvee. Parts. Americans win nave no trouble In finding the graves of rela tives who fell on the field of battle In France, after they obtain from the graves registry bureau the location of the Interment The French are taking excellent care of the last resting places of Ameri cans. Crosses with name plates have been erected over the burial places of every Identified man that has fallen. Usually the steel helmet of the man and It generally has his name written on . the hatband has been placed on the g-ave, together with his bayonet thrust Into the earth aa a sort of foot stone. Often his canteen and cartridge belt have been hung from the cross. An Identity disk Is nailed to the cross, and sometimes papers describ ing his Identity and how he fell have been placed In a corked bottle, the neck of which Is Imbedded In the earth. - There is no danger that French ci vilians in the regions where the men are burled will appropriate any of these articles as souvenirs. Four long years of war, with the discarded equip ment of Germans, British and French scattered over the terrain has purged them of an desire or longing for sou venirs. Civilians returning to their shelt- ihattered homes have found their front gardens converted into a cemetery of three or four graves. But the graves have not been molested, on the other hand, they are kept up by civilians, who keep the edges trimmed and a spray of flowers or leaves on the mound. Even the children respect the burial places, and while they may pick up bayonets or grenades that they find In the fields they never touch the equip ment placed on the graves. BRAVERY OF YANKS PRAISED A. J. Cone Distinguishes Himself When Lelnster Is Torpedoed by Huns. Dublin. A J. Cone, an American, Is praised by the survivors of the Lelnster, which was torpedoed by the Huns on the day they started their overtures for armistice. He la said to have spared no ef forts to stay the alarm and confusion which ensued when the first torpedo struck the vesseL He passed out life preservers and worked Incessantly at the boats to get the women and chil dren away from the big Bhlp in the lifeboats. He was assisting at one of the small boats, when the second torpedo struck the ship. Mr. Cone was thrown' down.' When he attempted' to rise -he found himself disabled. Both his legs had been broken by the shock. Then he rolled himself to the edge of the deck, worked his way through the guard and dropped Into the wa ter. He was picked up by one of tie rescuing ships. NDIANS TO REBURY DEAD Elaborate Burial Ritas Will Hark Transfer of Bones of Chlppewas, - Superior, Wis. Chippewa Indians sre preparing for elaborate burial rites to be held at a cemetery here where the bones of nearly 200 of their tribes men have been Interred again after be ing removed from their former resting place near the harbor. The old Indian burial ground la being converted Into the site for an Industrial concern and the company engaged In the work is placing the skeletons of the red men la the new cemetery. TO SEIZE LIQUOR VESSELS Officers In Washington Take Drastld steps to 8top Traffic In Booze. Hoqulam, Wash. Vessels that bring liquor into this port win be seized un til those responsible are punished, ac cording to a decision of police author ities here. Automobiles and other con veyances that carry Intoxicants will be confiscated. As fines and imprisonment have failed to check the traffic, officers hsve decided to take .this drastic ac tion, which Is made legal by provisions of the prohibition act Grounded Light Wire f I Makes Peculiar Catch 5 Mechanlcsburg, O. Henry 8tanley Insists that this Is a "true" story. It is about three linemen. They were coming across the field near Hopkins' country home. Noting the lights had be come dun they looked around for the cause. - Some distance away they found a wire down with the in sulstion worn tiff at three places. Hanging to the wire were a coon, an opossum and a ground hog. ' - Another case of "dement", trout?, MEAT SII017ED SPIRIT OF II. 8, i. i Sacrifice to Ensure Allied Loaf Greatest Single Food ' Achievement SUFFICIENT SUPPLY NOW. All the Nations Will Bs Able te Re turn to Thslr Normal Sup . ply of White ' Bread. Overshadowing all other accomplish roents of the American people under the leadership of Food Administration is the history of wheat exports In the past sixteen months. Our wheat ex- jiort program proved conclusively to tho world that America wns In this war from start to finish and willing to nmke tuiy sucrltlce thut will Imnten victory or inalntulu (he lu'iiltli uml strength of people oversells, uion whom rested the heaviest weight of our war. Now thut pressure on ocean tonnage Is eimed ly the stopping of large move ments of troops to Europe, we nmy re lax our eltorts to save wheat. The ac cumulated Hurplua lu Australia. Argen tine unci other hitherto luneeessible markets v. Ill become nvullulile, and prohubly no more than our normal sur plus will have to leave thin country. We In America and the nations which have won the world for freedom will he enabled to eat their normal wheat loaf at the common table of the peo pled of demoerocy. We entered the past crop year with a wheat wupply which gave us only '.O.tXKI.iKK) husiiels available for ex port. :Wlien the crop year ended, we hud Kent l-II.OOO.OOO bushels of wheat to Kurope. The American people had saved out of their iiortnul consumption 12l,tW0,OU bushels. A Hiiryey of export figures shows that the emiservutlon of Hour brought about by tho wheatless meals, wheat- less days, substitution In our kitchens and bakeries, cnnbled us to send to our armies and the allies 3.1,000,000 barrels of white flour wheut figured as flour. Had we exported only our visible surplus, we would have been able to ship less thr.n 4,500.000 barrels. Before the 1st of December our sur plus had gone overseas, and an addi tional 3(1.000.000 bushels had been tak en from the stock reserved for home consumption and added to the surplus already shipped to the allies. It seem ed hardly jMLssibie thut we could bring our tot alxporU -above lOti.ouO.OOO bushes bjtlply But In January the late Lord uhouddu.-then British Food Controller, CJbli'i that unless we could send sn additional 73,000,000 bushels lie could not take responsi bility for iiSNurlns; his people that they would be fed. The American people responded by sending STi.OOO.OOO bush els of wheat, saved from their homo consuinpt it'll, between the first of the yuiir uml the advent of the new crop. - By OctoS.er 10, 11)18, we had already shipped (!".!; 'O.oOj bushels since July 1. Absolutely the only limitation upon our w heat eiorls since the latest har vest bus been the scarcity of ocean tonnage. If euris continue at the present rate, by July 1 of next year we will have sent more than 237,500,- 000 busbeis to Kurope. Thus are we making good America's pledge that the bread rations of Allied Europe shall be maintained. A Mcmcrab!e Achievement of tho Titanic -Struggle America si-ved mid sent to Europe In n yenr of crop failure 141.000.000 bushels of wheat, which saved Europe. -i ! n ! ! 4-4 A GERMAN HOPE DISPROVED AND A GERMAN FEAR CONFIRMED A statement made by a promi nent Cenuan ofticinl soon after this country was declared In a state of war with Germany shows that even In the enemy country elenr thinking students did not undervalue the strength of the American republic. Only lu his cimtiilence that we could not bind In Europe sufficient troops to affect the final decision was this (lerma n mistaken. "I do not fear the American soldiers," be told a high oCicial of our- government, "because they cannot arrive In time. What 1 fear iw the Intelligence and de votli.n of one 'hundred million original minds and people train ed to n faith In Individual Initia tive. Tie day that these peo ple, now so materlullstlc in out ward sppeurnnce. are stirred spiritually, that day is tho day of Oermony's doom." : SDiiiraHmttiHimmnmuttummwmwwwia Save food 1 Yho chare a I in the struggle g 0 tame .ia Willard Coal & Ice i Cdmpanv I COAL, ICE, GRAIN 1 5 (Genuine Smithing Coal) f I Picher -Neutral-Baxter I Telephone - - - 213 1 I a 5 3 oiiiiiii:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:iiiiiiiiiiiiii!:iiuiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:::ii.'? We Are With You! J. W. MERRILL LUMBER CO. WEST SOUTH ST. Flour, Feed and Grain H.LJ. FLOUR is the best bread flour milled. It will stand the test. Try it. All Kinds of Feed and Grain is handled by the PAKTER;CIU.Urj) .ELEUATClt0O Sheridan Street and Frisco Track. Phone 149 UbEDAUTO PARTS COMPANY Dealers in all kinds of used Auto mobile parts. We have in stock oorts for 100 makes of cars. If you need parts see us. Phone or write. Mail orders a specialty. Money refunded on all parts not satisfactory. Phone 2008 107 Main St Joplin, Mo. $100 Reward, $109 . The readers of - thlt puper will be pleased to learn that there la at leaat on dreaded dlseaae that aclence uai been able to cure In all ita stages and that Is catarrh. Catarrh being greatly Influenced by constitutional conditions requires constitutional treatment. ' Hall's Catarrh Medicine is token internally and acts thru the Blood on the Mucous Sur faces of the System thereby destroying the foundation of the ilicoase, giving the patient strength by buililing tip the Con stitution and assisting nature in doing Its work. The proprietors have so much faith In the curative power of Hall's Catarrh Medicine that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that It foils to cure. Bnd for list or testimonials. Address F. J. chenei Toieao. Ohio, Bold by all Druggists, 75c. ISO BIS, M EGGS Mrs. H. M. Patton. Waverly. Mo., writes: "I fed 2 boxes of 'More Eggs to my hens and broke the egg record. got 1,500 eggs from 160 hens in exactly 21 days." You can do as well. In fact, any poultry raiser can easily double his profits by doubling the egg production of his hens. A scientific tonic has been discovered that revital izes the flock and makes hens work all the time The tonic is called "More Eggs" and' you will be amaied and delighted with results. A dollars h nf Mnw Ftrtm" will double this year's production of eggs, so if you wish to try this great prom matter, write E. J. Reefer, poultry expert Room &0. Reefer Bide.. Kansas City. Mo., who will send you e full sise package of "More Eggs" Tonic for $1.00 (prepaid;, cut Deuer cruii, senu $225 on Special Fall Discount, and Mr. Reefer will send, prepaid, three of the dollar packages, which Is a full season's supply of this Temarkable Egg and profit producer. So confident is Mr. Reefer of the results that a million dollar bank guarantees if you are not absolutely satisfied, your mon ey will-be returned on request and the "More EggrV costs you nothing. Send for the "More. Eggs" today or ask Mr. Reefer for his free poultry book that tells the experience of a man who haa made a fortune cut of poultry. , '' X ... MM... of the FRISCO TRACK?,4' ARCHITECTS Bert C Overton, Architect, officea Rooms 1 and 8 American Nat. Bank Bldg. Baxter Springs, Eas. DENTISTS Dr. V. T. Hope, dentist, phone No. . 269. American National Bank Build ing, Baxter Springs, Kansas. DRAY AND BAGGAGE Covey Transfer Co. Heavy and light hauling, baggage and express. Moving and packing. Phones 48 and 62. LAWYERS Staton & Williams, Attorneys ana Counselors at Law, suite 8 Rogers Bldg., phone 802, Baxter SpringsJEa. PHYSICIANS J. H. BOSWELL.M. D.. Physician and Surgeon ', Office in Daniels Building Office phone 269. Res. 274 DR. R. G WEAR Office oyer Oppermans. Off. phone 172, Res. 14. DENTAL SURGERY DR. M. L NICHOLS Latest Appliances in the Practice of Dental Surgery Oppennan Building G W. EARNSHAW ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW Joplin Office TIS Frisco Building Baxter Office wttfc O. K. Kucker Practice Limited to Mining, Cor poration, Real Estate and ' Patents. R. E. ROSENSTEIN Aitnrner and Connseloivat-Law Office West Side Military Stree Baxter Springs, Kansas, 3TEPIIENS $ MACGASKILL Lawyers OlTices: Columbus, and Eixter Tprlrj at crce of S. E. Ecsesstcli. '