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CUT WILL FI HUT iiuiwti wuuyiiuuj wcmi VI w wwtlte in Own Way. HE ILIRDLY EVER S1UTES Hit Unusual Scouting Abilities, teth Hereditary and Aoquirtd Wins Spangles on tho Voalo'by Remark bio Exploit In tllonolng Enemy Ma- chlno Cun Officer Wanta Qorman rraio uiaaaea, -vniar usie I ntm. The Chief has jmlled for the Bee ond time since he came to France and It Is the talk of the th Infan try. The Chief Is Private Ross, a full blooded Ute Indian. About a year ago he threw up hla Job herding sheep In th ha iron hllla of niithnrn Arlcnna. . walked 60 mllei down to Blsbee, "rode we roos 10 ti raso ana enusrea. in the training camp he was nicknamed The Chief." There also It wss dis covered that The Chief" bad unusual scouting abilities both hereditary and acquired. He was assigned as battalion scout That's when he smiled the first time. Chief Iloss Is hardly a model soldier. He hardly ever salutes an ouicer and says "Ugh" for Tea, sir," and shakes bis bead for "No, air." Although he has a fair command of English he talks very little? Once only he was de tected saluting an officer that was when he had gone to the officer three times to ask for a leave pass. The 'third time be saluted. Wlna Spangles on Veal. But The Chief" wiped out all the little black marka for sins of omission In the fighting up on the Vesle. A lone machine gun In a stone build ing about 200 yards In front of the Americans was holding up the ad vance. It was broad daylight three o'clock In the afternoon. The task of silencing the machine gun was given to "Chief" Ross and a picked patrol of three other men. The patrol disappeared Into the brush with The Chief" leading, with hla pistol ready and two hand grenades In his hip pockets. The emplacement was "spotted" In the upper window of the stone house. Two men were left out In front In the bushes to draw the Ore of the gun, while Ross stealthily worked up toward one side of the building and bis companion on the other. Ross crawled up to the side of the building unobserved and edged round to where be could see the muz zle of the machine gun protruding from a window. irwo kuiuui uuer a weu-jjiuteu grenade burst in the room with the Germans, killing two and shattering the machine gun. The surviving Ger man executed a strategic retreat through the rear window and slid Sown to the ground behind the build ing where he would be protected by another machine gun farther back. Chief Outwlta Enemies. It was sure death to try to reach the running German from either side of the building. The German was cun ning but not so cunning as The Chief." He awung himself up -to the window and' crawled rapidly up the roof to ward the ridgepole. FrouWbat point of vantage he could see the enemy without danger to himself. Three shots stopped the fleeing Boche. That was when The Chief" smiled the second time, tha boys of the th Infantry declare. Some of them aver that The Chief emitted the Ute war whoop, surprising the Germans so much that they stopped firing for a few moments. Once before the incident on the Vesle, so the boys say. The Chief al most smiled. A lieutenant expressed a desire for a pair of German field glasses within the hearing of Ross. That night he went out and came back In 40 minutes with a fine pair of Ger man glasses. As he presented them to the lieutenant he merely said, "Heap easy," and almost smiled. PEA-SHOOTERS WARNED Food Administrator Appeals to Patriot ism of Cleveland Boys, "Every pea yon shoot la a shot for the kaiser," said County Food Admin istrator B. C Boueche, In an appeal to the patriotism of the boys of Cleve land to cease from the practice of pea shooting, the time-honored boyhood method of warfare, and help win the war. "Todd win win the war. Peas are food. Ton may not waste many, but remember If all the boys In the coun try waste peat It will mean an enor mous loss," be also states in his ap peal." ' Prefers Death to Service. Preferring death to serving In the armr and fearing be might be called at any time following registration, J. O. Hill, Jr, took bis own life at Charleston, W. Va. He climbed a tree on the edge of a cliff of rocks, adjusted a noose over his neck and Jumped over the edge. Death was instantaneous. He was thirty-elx yean old and a Social ist He was a fanner. New Whale Catch Raoord. Whaling operations In the north Pa tun fcrokea an crevi- ens records since J21L Almost LOCO vrbalea have b tale sine r'-Z ct Ct 13 1 ' I WHEN WOMEN TAKE CHARGE Bit of Ancient ChlRtee History That Is T rmtAAl ' lAawlftfl x Just at This Time. In the World Outlook Wei thy & llonxluger gave this entertaining bit of undent Chinese hlatory. It only goes to prove, once again, that "there In nothing new under the sun." In allien tunes, when, as Barrio teUs ua, "the world was so young that pieces of the orlglnnl eggshell atlll ad hered to it." long before the Tal rings or Ipng-hnlred rebels ravaged thla part of China, the two provlncea of KIiwijjhJ and Fuklen were quarreling. The men went out to fight and left the women at home, even aa we do today. The women did not know anything about pluming crops or puddling rice fields. At fintt they Jutt let thlnga slide, hoping the men would soon return. But the feuds grew fiercer and more meu were called out The fighting reached the Kan and UkIu Klang. Finally all the strong men dlraippeared from their ancestral balls. In the swift years that followed the women found, to their urprlMe, that they could make the rie shop prosier. More Junks were nailing up the river thun In for mer days aud clean little houses Uued the shore for long distances. But nlthouch everything was going beautifully and the women were niak Ing more money than they ever had be fore, the feeling gradually grew that no town could be complete without husbands. A vote was accordingly taken and the inujorlty decided that husbands should be Imported. Enter husband from a neighboring clan. The women having conceived the scheme, worked it out logically. Husbands were soon given to under stand that they were husbands only, and Imported at that "We shall still be mnnagers of our lands and rice shops. We will run this town and see that no harm befalls the province. You are to look after the children," So the dictum ran aud the men subsided into mere men and be came useful to the community. So the women muuaged with a high hand In Hsla Klang, Just as our men did In the Flint age. And the women In Hula Klang have kept on managing Just as our men liked to maunge a man-made world even to the present day. Maine Producing Flour. Flour mills, once fairly numerous In Ualne, but largely eliminated by Western competition, are being re stored through the operation of the war, the shortage of transportation facilities, the conservation of wheat 'flour and consequent food regulations. and the Increused acreage of wheat In this state, says the Lewlston (Me.) Journal. Maine people will once again have the opportunity of eating bread made of Maine flour ground In a Maine mill from Maine raised wheat The Increased wheat acreage In Maine this year has been simply astonishing. And there Is a big demand for all the flour that can be ground from all the wheat raised In Maine thla year. It la esti mated that In rural Maine every year there la consumed about 176,000 bar rels of flour, which has been shlpied Into the state from the West The saving of cars for transportation for other commodities is therefore a very large one If the flour used could be raised and ground In Maine. Brewer, for instance, has an up-to-date flour mill which Is turning out 40 barrels of flour In 24 hours. The mill, up to a year ago, was a sawmill. The wheat storage capacity Is 5,000 bushels. Soy Bean Crop Important The soy bean was Introduced into the United States as early as 1804, but it Is only during the last decade that it has become a crop of much impor tance. At the present time It is most largely grown for forage. In many sections, especially southward and In some parts of the corn belt, a very profitable Industry has developed from the growing of seed. During the past few years the acreage haa increased to a very considerable extent. The large yield of seed, the excellent qual ity of forage, the ease of growing and harvesting the crop, its freedom from Insect enemies and plaut diseases, and the possibilities of the seed for the pro duction of oil and meal and as a food all tend to give this crop u high po tential importance and assure its greater agricultural development in America. Less Cement Produced. Statistics of the cement Industry In the United States in 1917, prepared by the United States geological survey, Indicate that the total shipments of Portland cement from the mills amouuted to 00,703,474 barrels, valued In bulk at the mills at $122,743,088. This represents a decrease In quantity of 4.1 per cent and an Increase In val ue of 17.8 per cent compared with 1010. The production of Portland cement in 1917 was 92,814,292 barrels, compared with 91,321.198 barrels In 1910, an In crease of 1.4 per cent This produc tion holds the record, 'the next highest output 92,097,131 barrels, having been In 1918. Yep, Ifll Do the Rest "Dear me," observed Mrs. Languid. lastly, as site settled herself In her steamer choir and gated leisurely about her through her one-hoss lorg nette. "How wonderfully convenient these ocean steamers are, to be sure! Why, we wont even be troubled to punish little Algernon whea he is naughty. All wall have te do is to lay blot across a coll of rope in one of tfcoee spanking breMa we read ae ssvca a&tct," . FIH SKI "Red Light" Districts Are Not Essential to Our Cities Social Disease War Is Next War By J. W. Kaltenbach ' One of thjreatest lessons taught the American people by the war, is that the so-called "Red Light" or "Se gregated Vice District" is not essen tial to our cities as some have main tained before. From the outset when Uncle Sam set aside sixteen training camps, where the boys of draft age were to undergo their military schooling, a warfare as highly organised and no less efficient than the campaign in France, has been carried on by Fed eral agents against social vice and so cial diseases. As a result of this campaign, writ ers of authority today assert that there are no more Red light districts as they were banished from the large cities by reason of the Bevere military rules lard down as a social "barrage" around the boys in these camps, Space will not permit to go into de tails as to how this was accomplished but the results are apparent in many ways. Statistics show that in the first year of the war England had no less than 15 of her men, in service, con taminated by so called social diseases France was so bad that she had to maintain huge detention camps where men of this infection were kept apart as severely as tho they were lepers the ratio in our own camps probably never exceeded one per cent, or ten to every thousand men, furthermore five men carried disease into the camp to one that contracted it after enlist ment The stigma of shame attached se verely to the boys enlisted from east era Kansas-Oklahoma and western Missouri; the reason for this can only be chargable to a moral slackness in the cities contiguous to this territory and to the further fact that in inten sive industrial centers Buch as coal camps, mine centers and oil and gas fields with their transient workmen, money is plentiful and flows freely and the resultant tendency is greater to debauchery and dissipation. This "license" of freedom was in mediately checked, by our military rules which forbid the presence of questionable women on training grounds and made the cities around the camps "keep clean house" when the boys went out on furlough; the government went- further and caused the arrest and detention of all women found to be frequenters around these camps. The campaign begun primarily to adjust or insure the military fitness of the boys who went into training, resulted in one of the greatest clean up affairs the country had ever ex perienced and it was done so quietly as to almost escape attention; how ever, the war on social vice has not been fully won and the work done by the Federal Government only acts as an armistice for when that great arm of discipline is relaxed as it-is bound to be after the training camps are abolished, the forces of the under world will stand blatantly ready to peddle their wares "when Johnnie comes marching home." Venereal disease does not originate in the army and is therefore not to be attached as a war epidemic; but as a civil problem and a peace time prob lem. The protection of our homes is our sacred duty whether against foreign invaders or against the incipient thing that attack individually and the city of Baxter Springs faces the problem just as Kansas City or St Louis or New York face it Ignorance and modesty do much to stimulate if not to foster the spread of prostitution and its offspring, ven ereal disease; you cannot stop crime by turning your back upon it; it takes action of a kind that will stop the traffic in such things And can only be brought about by PUBLICITY. City legislation to suppress ques tionable characters or resorts exist ing in the confines of the city will do much to discourage the pest; by re porting all cases of social disease as other contagious or infectious dis eases are reported will be a great help and if necessary, tho a little unethical some may say the placarding of all homes or places where the disease is known to exist When men and boys are confronted with this damning testimony, less of our young men will go wrong and the divorce mills of the land will lose a great deal of the grist that now keeps them grinding. This is not a job for sentimentalists or enthusiasts or pink teas 4t is a task for hard headed fathers and mothers, professional iocs and capable IS DIH- Armory Would Be Fine Memo rial to the Boys Who Have Given Their Uvea from . This Neighborhood We notice that Columbus is figur ing on the erection of a shaft monu ment in that city for the Columbus boys who gave their lives for their country in France, Other towns are devising and considering memorials. True, there is no particular hurry about it, but Baxter Springs wants to pay just as much tribute to her sol diers at other towns are doing and we want to do it Just aa promptly. We have other things to do here, but we also have a little spare time to work on the memorial proposition. Mr. L. A. Smith made a Buggebtion at the soldier banquet some days ago which we thought was excellent and which every body else seemed to think was just the thing. Mr. Smith said he would start off a subscription list with $20 for the erection of an armory in Baxter Springs. Mr. Smith's idea of it was to get someone to cither sell or give ground space for a building to be used as an armory and a commun ity gathering place. We have nothing of this kind in Baxter Springs other than the Library building. As this building is dedicated to use as a li brary and is serving several other purposes it is thought out of the ques tion for the uses to which an armory building might be used. One of the most humiliating 'things the town has is the city hall. The jail cramps a good sized bootlegger and the council chamber is barely large enough for a back house. We really do not blame the council for any mis takes made in such a cramped space. Two cigars will fill the place to reek ing with fumes and if the council is in session and one has to expectorate, the best chance of doing it without giving somebody a bath is to elbow yourself to the door. . What we are getting at is some thing after the following: Why could not Mr. Smith's idea incorporate a city hall ? We think something of the kind is his idea. When a visitor calls on the council, one of the councilmen must stand up to give the visitor a seat Winced a more imposing city hall badly. We believe a new build ing might be incentive to our . civic body to strain a point to give the city a good administration. There is cer tainly nothing to inspire a councilman in the present meeting place. Also we might be able to call a quorum more often. Will someone in Boater Springs, who is interested in the subject take it up and write an article for the Daily Citizen," in favor of working out some plan along the line of Mr. Smith's suggestion? 1: Charlie Dent Saya Baxter Springs lias Had Time to Do More -Than We Have in the Improvement Line Charlie Dent, well known in this city, and an old resident, paid the Daily Citizen office a caH TueB. morn ing. Mr. Dent was formerly business manager of the Tulsa, Okla., World, one of the best papers in Oklahoma, as well as 'one of the largest. Mr. Dent says that he came up to Baxter to pay his taxes and visit re latives. He says he pays high taxes, which would not worry him a bit if Baxter Springs had lived up io her opportunities in the way of improve ment. Mr. Dent says the town has had two years in which to accomplish things -and while having done a good deal we have done little compared to what we should have done. Mr. Dent is very good naturcd and is very loyal to Baxter Springs and his criticism is offered in the best of spirit and perhaps it is just fa it! Mr. Dent comes from Tulsa where they do things over night The Once Over, vtf. ta hook. Read it carefully. for you can only read it once. Boston Transcript women, for folks who have at heart the Boritv of their manhood and wo- w manhood, the good name of their community and the desire for a clean moral atmosphere in which to rear their L'ttle ones. DENT SHIS I LOSE CHANCES OPINIONS OF Either m!no wages must coma down or efficiency of woikra must go up. Thia is tho belief of many operators und mlno owners who huvo watched dc- ( scending prices with stationary or dlmling costs for many months.-. Naturally it is tha wkh of tho llg majority, if not of all, of those m!n- . . I i . I . t 1 -! t 1 . J ing men mat wages migni remain me same aim ciwciency ue increased. It -isn't nltmrothor imnnsnihle. either. A few liiouLlia asro. after a irood many men had been called into military service, lubor "Uaa' alioii-IA Ihej". mining field, and it was hold to get efficient help. This condition has wen viiuiigoa gicauy mis.ii;, ujui in the next few weeks 03 more of ator declares ho gets twenty applications for work now to where ho" : got ono a few months ago. ' ." As workers get more plentiful it will be easier for the mine managers a m nintntn m mam .nfTif inn ft aIiico r9 U'All'nAll tltfr Xl'Vintrtn 4 Via lnrnaa .. tU lllUlllbill 4ft inuig villi si lit vim-W in efficiency will be twiTicicnt to hv ora nricps over modut tion roMts a r - Some producers are inclined to believe the introduction of some sort of bonus system in the mines will help, 'lhe p!un is. being tried ouVhy twp of the largest companies and with good eu.ceisMt 'is reported, but only as applied to drillers, lhe superintendent for one of these companies states that the introduction of the system has resulted in a moikcd in crease in efficiency, and proiltabio both to the. men and to th: r.i'ni. ' -owners. ... At .another property tlu superintendent recently reported that a trial of the bonus system was umutisfactory, results not being at all dcskaUo. In that case, however, it was not tried out with the drillers lut v.llh The above article is not half strong point The labor question. This district is.ftllcd with mine woikcre that have drifted in here from . all parts of the country. During the war the best and most able men were called to fight for Uncle Sam, leaving this district in a position wlinro tho nnpmtnrn wrt fniverl a pot nlonf with min that t-ere ftnlv "culls;" men whoTould not, during noriral conditions, hold a job. These men demanded and were paid wages far in excess of their worth, work ing a hardship on the operator. in many ways loss work, less dirt hoisted, underground conditions worse, greater loss and damngs to ma terial and mill, greater supply expense, lois cfl'icicmy everywhere, all"" combined to cicatc greater overhead operating expense. Quite often ' men would quit one job to go to another just because he was told . to "crowd the collar" instead of holding his hand in the operator's pocket. Now that the younger and better ncn are returning, tho operators should call a large per cent of these lccthps. upon the cai-pct and tell them in forcible laneuase to so back to Aikansaw. v. . Working underground is worth operator is entitled to eight hours miner's pay. Mr. Operator, instruct your ground l I. 4 J V m mom J V r Lmau's lii 11 lilUL LUG glUUUU Uico JVlttfo ilia uuvitii'-'iot viiiiur vuij utiv. itui t.va w a mill, with dirt; have him watch h's ground and don't wear out your 1 1 i . t i. .. i i ,i : . l. a im VXAl running uiem on icun uin wii'-'ii uv tun g-t gouu urn nun mc eiuna powder. vtf j If the superintendent of a mining property actually wants better re KiiltR from now on: it would bo well to start in the office and "hunt 'out " every place from the office on down, where a saving can be madci'-Let efficiency be your watchword. Commerce .evs. Tcrhupi there is some truth in the above opinions of the Miami Rccprd- Herald and the Commerce News, but we are ineiined to bel.evc the opejrator should not blame his short profits on tho working miner. If the operators of this district could organize as other big business is organized, and; not uepend on the generosity oi ine smc.icr comoinauon or mc iew oeraey zinc producers, the Komspclter district would fare much better: As. a piattcr of fact there is not enough heavy weights in this district to. gain for, the industry the respect to which it is entitled. Ouisidc of the district one never hears of it except by accident. Zinc producers have never been advertised ana ini inrlnetrioa linvp Tipvr been exuloited. What the lead and zinc prcJucrs i experienced in labor shortage was siniiiiar to every lino of business in the . country. When tho water is squeezed out of tho vatcred stock in the dis trict and when the mills that are setting over blanks ore announced we be-. licve the district will pay immense profits yet on the legitimate investments. . I COpie WHO DOUgllt paper mines unu will be forthcoming. Slock selling and then to give argument for the salesman will "holler" louder-than anyone over the low price of ore, but as a matter of fact there are several prcposi- tions in this and the Oklahoma district that the low price .of ore furnished a splendid alibi for shutting clown. Hundreds of people have been fleeced , on the lead and zinc propositions during and following the first boonv when people thought richer would be larger than Joplin in five years.- There k value enouidi under the ground between this place and Miami, Oklahoma or between here and richer to make big cities' smd r.iany weal ihy people, it iv. innstrv uvK nrronized to command the price in the way of .creating the demand, but the history of this district has been to dig the metal from the ground and take whatever some m f Ki imliictrv hav nover Leon DIUV V - sj trict. which fact stands out very plain Our Armada Must Be Able to MLick" Any Other 'or It's Valueless, Secre tary Declares ' j ' Washington, J.uu 2. Unless a . league of nations or other tribunal that will make certa'n the limitation of international armament, is estab lished, the United States must build the greatest navy in the world, Secre tary Daniels told the house naval com mittee. "IHs my firm conviction," declared the secretary, "that if the conference at Versailles does not result in a gen eral agreement to put an end to naval building on the part of all the na tions, then ho United States., must bend her will and bend her energies, must give her men and her money, to the task of the creation of incompar ably the greatest navy in the world." With the completion of tho proposed new three-year building program, add ing ten drcadnaughts, six battle cruis ers, ten scout cruisers and 133 small er craft to the fleet, America still will rank second in naval strength to Great Britian, said the secretarj't who appeared before the committee to make his final recommendations for the 1920 naval building bill which the committee is considering. "Does the president back the policy ot make us the first naval power in the world?" asked Representative e!ley of Michigan. - . "Yes, if competitive buJdmg is to PIPPCCT M V m -ninn s i ujiiu Uiimuuu THREE PAPERS' mi w wiaujti.'u mn, uvviui;u the boys coins home, Ono.m'ino opcr-l, ! vt nuinmi-ji, uut " mw iiivivuov make up for the lack of profit indicated remains to be een. enough and barely mentions the vital , much more than a job on top, bUt -the actual work from the men -who draw ' " - - -"' bos3 to get results, but see to it -also . -i . . - ez- nni'nnA "nAl'ail 'Tin ' yuj'vi umu ui - iubw w.w h,u..u.ii. propositions that only run a little now one wants to give for it. The .bigger , irrasned bv the producers of .this dis- w - f to any who care to look. . HPAD STUFFED FROM ? CATARHH OR A GOLD Says Cream Applied .in Nostrils Opens Air Passages Right Up. Instant relief no wniting.. Tonr cloppred nostrils opc:i right up; the air passages of your licud cltnr nnd you can breathe freely. more hawking, snuf fling, blowing, headache, dryness. Ho struggling for breath at i'ight; your cold or catarrh clioappoars. Get a small bottle of -Ely's Cream P:ibrf fmm y -rtv dni'rsiet. now, ' Apply a lilth of t'iii . Irarnct, sntipcptic, ' haling f.n.:u ia your t)otrilC It pen efrules through every air pnsjage of the bead, sootheV the" inflnmcd i.or swollen mucous ine.u.'irane and relief, comes in stantly. . It's just fine. Don't stay stuffed-up with a cold or natty catarrh. (First published in.lJatpf. Springs News. Nec. 20,.?:i8.") NOTICE OF riXAUj SFrLMEXT l he State of KantfrJn ,;,; - -County of-Oherokfr,9;jfsiT - In the Probate Court Jh and for Said 'Coim'tyi1 n tha matter of Ihestfe of Noah Harwell, Deceased,, frtiinrs and all olhcf persons interoW-ihe afore said 'Estate,.' arq .he.rcbv..njtined that my final report U riTiie in the Probate Court, in ftmf fr'd county, frr tho inspection' o' r-nriw3 interest ed. 1 rhail, cn the -2fth 3:iy of Jan ur.rv. liUO, arply ,to saH Curt for a full' and final potflmerrt; "of said Es tate, .and ask the "Court-for an order allowing my comfxTiWition, declaring who are the kgal h'Mrs-to4his Estate. . , . " Jesse J.' Watson," ' . Anh'iisrretor of Neb IIarw41, Deceased. Diit-xl, Columbn. Kansas, Decem ber 17, A. D 1918. .. - , . ' vmt:mi " RAill DnTlioTs. "We B.TG TiOTI easily thesecond rav'al power, but t!.i program T'ul rot r-ake us the Urst.