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iiuiwti wuuyiiuuj wcmi VI w wwtlte
in Own Way.
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
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
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
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.
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
"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 '
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
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
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
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," .
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
women, for folks who have at heart
the Boritv of their manhood and wo-
manhood, the good name of their
community and the desire for a clean
moral atmosphere in which to rear
their L'ttle ones.
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
m -ninn s i
ujiiu Uiimuuu
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. .
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.")
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.

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