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BAXTER ALL THS TIMS BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNT, KANSAS; -FIUDAY, JANUARY 24, 1919 NUMBER 50 VOLUME XXXVII s Cherokee cournY HIE RURAL TEACHERS ASKED TO ASSIST IN ORGAN IZATION SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST Tffl E. J. Willis, County Farm Agent, Tells What Other Qubs Have Accom plished E. J. Willis, county farm agent, is ' sending out literature to thirty rural school teachers of Cherokee county, urging them to organize poultry cluba - junons; ihelr students. It is his plan -organise at least ten clubs in the const, v Prises will be offered for the eowety 'winners. 'In the letter which he is sending to the teachers, Willis mftitmi some of the outstanding ac complishments of a few of the mem bers enrolled in the State poultry clubs during this past year. Marjorie Smith of Lyons, KansaB, raised a little over 700 chickens dur ing the past club year and has had extremely good luck, losing only about 2 per cent since hatching. Mary Griffith, of Emporia, has now com pleted her third year in the work and has buiH up quite a trade in egg? and baby chicks. She urges other girls and boys to join in the work. Kenneth Axtell of Blue Rapids made a dollar each from his birds in less than eight months. The Wells Poultry Club of Ottawa County won club honors at Topeka and a $25.00 cash prize. After organizing, club members bold monthly meetings or get-togeth- era, give demonstrations, talks, have ites, contests, games, picnics, les- ivals, and rallies, throughout the At. year. These are oniy a iew oi me rood and Interesting things they do. Specialists from the Department of Poultry Extension will give demon strations at different times through out the year. Material and instruc tion is entirely free and is being given through the co-operation of the Farm Bureau. The Kansas State Agricultural College and the U. S. Department of Agrictulture, The club members must be between the ages of 10 and 18 inclusive. There must be at least five junior members to form the club. Any boy or girl holding the club can take in one senior member of the family to assist and direct the work. Instruction will be given each mem ber, blanks for making reports will be provided and bulletins distributed at intervals, ANOTHER HOLDUP Tuesday night, the same night George Jarrett was held up, Ed Rise- T R U ling, returning from the Frisco sta tion about 8:15 o'clock, noticed two men walking very slow ahead of him. (K Thinking nothing about them Ed -tS started to pass them and at the point of two guns was told to "stick 'em up" which he did. They searched his pockets taking what small change he bad and told him to "beat it" The robbery occurred between the V and the little green store on the corner. It was too dark to get a view qt the highwaymen but they were about of the same size and wore np masks. IMU II II . Mr. and Mrs. Roy Van Horn enter tained at dinner Sunday the following friends and relatives from Galena: Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ryan and child Mr and Mrs. H. C. Strough and children, Miss Velma Bramble and Mrs. Van Horn's brother, Mr. Jim Pfige. II t J. W. Bennett, of Carthage, has im in h citv for a couple of days visiting at the home of his daughter, J. T. Morrison. Mr. and Mrs, Russell Hale have as their guest the letter's sister, Mrs. Carita Bradley Newman oi new iir gings, .W A. E. Pf rammer left yesterday m r t,. aftand the annual meet. JOT i"- " , . . "ing of the State Editorial Association Mr. and Mrs. Jesse. Well were Jop- DIED Mrs. Malona McKenzie died at her home in this city on Tuesday, Jan. 21, after a short illness. The funeral will be held from the Christian church Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p. m. Mrs. Mc Kenzie, whose maiden name was Ma lona Miller, was born June 26, 1845, at Kirklin, Ind. She was married Nov. 9, 1865, to John W. McKenzie, who passed on in this city July 20, 1915. The family came to Baxter Springs in 1883. The surviving children are Mrs. Bonnie Holme, of Severy Kan., and D. McKenzie and Mrs. Anna Hutchjngs, who resides near Baxter Springs. Mrs. McKen- zie's death will be deeply regretted by numerous people In this commun ity who knew her for years and ad mired her steadfastness to her friends, her kindly interest in all and her consistent Christian life. W. E. McGhee of Columbus was a Baxter Springs visitor Wednesday. Mr. Jess Wells, of this city, was called to Granby Wednesday on ac count of the sickness of his father. R. C. Treece, with his young son, is here from Herrin, 111, tprjk short vis it at the home of his brother, J. O. Treece. Miss Ethel Wallace returned Tues day from Kansas City, Mo., where she has been visiting friends for the past week. 1 MURDER SUSPECT Two Men Now Under Arrest for Murder of Earl Miller No vember 10 Columbus Daily Advocate: Sheriff Bob Frazier returned from Ranger, Texas. Tuesday night bringing with him Pleas Toole, watted-. in connec tion with the murder of Earl Miller at Blue 51 surd cn November 10th. According to Frazier, Toole signed a confession Wednesday owning up to the murder of Miller. Arville Pifer is also being held, charged with the murder on two counts. He waived his preliminary hearing before Justice J. R. Carter on January 10th. It is alleged that Miller was shot in the right side of the forehead with a Colt's revolver on the night of lo- vembcr 10th, 1918, by Pifer and Poole while they were attempting to rob him in the Blue Mound vicinity. Pifer was taken into custody shortly after wards and wus brought here and held in the county jail. Some time after the murder w committed, Frazier got word that Poole was in Midland, Arkansas. He wired the hseriff there to put him un der, arrest, the sheriff put the matter in the hands of a ctjnstable and the result was that Poole' made his es- Last week Frazier got wora tnat Poole was in .Ranger, Texas. This time he decided to take" no chances with the officers but went down him self and made the arrest. Six months ago Ranger was a town of six thousand but since that time the population has increased to twen ty thousand. Frazier was there only three days before he found his man- Poole will be charged with murder in the first degree on two counts. When Pifer, who is only 18 years old, was brought before Justice J. R. Carter on January 10 and asked by the county attorney Don Elleman if he wanted a preliminary hearing he replied, "Hell no. You've got all the dope on me in that paper, so mere is no use of fighting the case. I want to get to .the penitentiary and get to work digging coal." Mrs. Maud Jones, his mother, and other relatives are still deeply con cerned about the condition of Bob Mason, who was reported by wire a few days ago as dangerously ill of pneumonia at Vancouver barracks, Washington. The latest word from there was that Bob's condition was unchanged. Business is Improving. From all sides come reports of feeling of confidence and faith in the stability of business. While prices have not declined yet, business men now know what to expect and are looking to the future wit) assurance. J. W. Kaltenbach was a Carthage ' I I III Proposition of Building the Sol dier and Sailor Memorial Discussed at C of C Meeting A B-storv Memorial office building for Raxter Snrings was given a big impetus toward realization at Wed. night's session of the Chamber oi Commerce directors. The directors, with Lundgren and Fairfax Barnes ahspnt fhoht out of town), had a six- thirty o'clock dinner at Moore's Cafe and afterward held their meeting in the assembly room. P. J. Demerath of Galena, representing a hotel syn dirnte. waa the guest of the directors and outlined a proposition for a hotel in this city. The matter is now in we hands of the Chamber's housing com mittee, Messrs. Kaltenbach and Ray, for a report Pinna for the memorial building were discussed at length the general opinion being that the project is feas ible and can be nut across. The opin ion was unanimous for a fire proof building, with a first floor of business rooms, three floors of offices and a Memorial floor proper with assembly room. In the assembly room will be nrrnnired individual memorials for Boldiers of all American wars, if such may be desired. An organization committee, to out line plans, secure site - propositions and take care of preliminary arrange ment, were named Wed. night by Pres ident A. L. Harvey and is composed of E. M. Richardson, W. W. Wyatt, W. W. Scott. J. W. Kaltenbach, W. S. Murdock. G. E. Lundgren and R. E. Doscnstcin. The committee will make investigations and report at the next directors' meeting on February o. Concrete Road Discussed A committee, representing the Tri- State mine operators, was present at tfi Hirootnra meeting to discuss the concrete road between T5s!x1eVnt Picher. On the committee here were Messrs. M. V. Eardley and M. W. Latimer of Joplin and Wright of Baxf ter. They were accompanied by iien Malang and County Commissioner Ira Perkins was also present for the road discussion. The Chamber of Com merce endorsed the concrete road and will name a committee to co-operate with the operators to secure hight-of-way and make other arrangements. The matter of Baxter taking care of her quota of French orphans came up (Continued on last page) I5.F1H ?.. r- Who -WiU Come F9rVar4FjMa -Orphan ' The quota of French orphans to be adopted in Baxter Springs is fourteen, according to information that has reached the Chamber of Commerce through Mrs. L. D. Brewster, who has letters from the state association. The communications are now in the hands of R. E. Rosenstein, chairman of the patriotic department of the Chamber of Commerce, and will be taken up perhaps at tonight's meeting of the directors. In adopting these children, it is the plan of the national and state organizations for a community to subscribe sufficient funds to take care of its quota of orphans for a year. The amount necessary to so care for one child a year is $37, or a total of $514 for Baxter Springs. In some places church organizations take over this work, while in others the cities do it In numerous instances, too, men who are so inclined put up a check for the total expense. Mrs. Leon C. Weaver, of Lowell, called on Mrs. Fern Older, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Riseling Tuesday. Mrs. Older Is slowly improving after an eight weeks illness with influenza and pneumonia. Ernest Cooper, of Western Grove, Ark., with Mrs. Cooper, is visiting at the home of J. R. Avery in the south part of town. Mr. Cooper Just re turned from Camp Pike,' where he was discharged from the national BAXTER'S H OF GOOD G DoUie Moorev of -Joplin, and Grace lion, of OkLu, Had Boose . la Their Stockings Humor, pathos and tragedy proper ly describes the arrest of two women t the Frisco depot early Thurs. morn ing by deputy sheriff Archis Bottom. Those arrested were Dollie Moore, of Joplin, Me and Mrs. Grace Hull, of Henrietta, Okla. The girls wera getting along fa mously had not Mr. Bottom noticed that their suit cases seemed heavy to carry and certain other features of their personal get op aroused the sus picion of the- deputy. Ths ir contained some twelve quarts ot waWwaad. what y think the girls, d some. four quarts in pint betUtt lnnthejr, -stockings. . . Mr. Bettejaf rejfiucM,teU ju wheth- tt tanV ,b-hifikiY, from- the steekiogv be.we Judgaj'be did his duty as aaeEleer nitae law.ana nap ed the girU.sover the whiskey and some nude anatomy if such an ob servation will pass the board of cen sorship. The girls we Oklahoma bound when disaster evertook them. Jt seems that Mrs. Hull has several aliases and it a fretty well known character, but Miss Moore seems to rernt the cfttire venture and to be near the point of tears when they were given m bearing in judge jonn Jones' court this ssorning. The girls wereat Thursday after noon trying t ret bond and at press time we have not learned whether they have bean successful. McNeill & McNeill are attorneys for the de fendants. Assistant County attorney L. M. Ressler, of Galena, was over to the hearing Thursday morning. ' Bv next vftefc we will hava learned what dispol-.ar has keen mad vt the tills ajailjiiiiiitwtir slur in&rmauom la wwnsftf d wHXtfcBa, ' Tha Auction Bridge club, which was to have met Wed. with Mrs. Perkins was postponed until .further notice. - A delightful surprise party was given for Milford Thomas on his 7th birthday on Jan. 17. After spending the afternoon in playing games re freshment were served. Those pres ent were Freda and Helen Tholburn, Richard and Gerald Cain, Thelma and Fay Johnson, Myrtle Griffiths and Paul Phillips. KV. J.' tewfcadaVAnow Building h c&n&fcaeof Any Kind sxn vr w :f utility Topeka, Jan. 23. A proposal to nnM mmilctoal ownershio to practic ally every necessity now produced and used by the people ox the cities m Kuui was nresented to the legisla ture by Representatives Amos of Shawnee County. The bill provides for cities to vote bonds for the con struction of water and light plants, gas or electric, and street railway lines as at u re sent and then adds tele phones, city markets, city ice manu facturing plants, city storage plants, packing houses, flour mills and any other utility which 4he city may de clare to be public utility necessary for the welfare of the public. The act applies to cities of all classes of the state and they may vote KniuU to hav or construct the proper ties. One failure does not mean the final failure of the proposition as tae cities may vote at any general elec tion or call special elections to vote. May Stop Use ef Blank Mortgages Senator Nlghswonger of Sedgwick opened the fight In the Kansas Legis lature to stop the giving of blsnk deeds and mortgages for Kansas nmTMirties. This has been a cause of a great deal of fraud in the handling of lands and has brought anout many law suits because ef the imperfect titles to lands. The Nighswonger bill prohibits the acfctcwlsdgment of any AA r marts which dees not con tain the names of both parties to the transaction ad a description ox us m pods i , rime pmre N IiUtl U 1IILU (Continued on last page) CLARA K. : YOUNG IN "MAGDA" Think of Clara Kimball Young's great emotional performances, her former triumphs in The Common Law," "The Price She Paid" and the "The Easiest Way," and the fact that in "Magda" aha far surpasses any thing she has ever done before. We call attention of our patrons the history of "Msgda" as a strange nroduction: the fact that the role in which Clara Kimball Young has achieved the greatest success of her career, was enacted by Bernhardt and Duse on the legitimate boards and that the play is one of the classics of modern times. ' Also the fact that this a gripping drama of the home, in which a young rirl'i youth and dreams are sacrificed to the arrogance of an unreasonable parent Emphasise the lesson that "Magda" noints to mothers and fath ers who arbitrarily attempt to rule the lives of their children. This marvelous production will be shown at the Elite Theatre tonight at 6:30. A Dhysician in Texas has proven, to his own. satisfaction at least, that ground glass is not injurious to dogs. We suggest a dog and goat ranch be started down near Spring River bridge and let them clean up on the several tons of glass, cans and city rubbish now. lanquishing there; dumb animals should not go hungry with such good and cheap food in sight IMSlil CLEARS Mrs. Carrie Hofland Tells How She Killed the Wife of the Man She Loved West Plains. Mo., Jan. 22. Mrs. Carrie Hofland of O'Neal, Neb., while on preliminary hearing before a jus tice of the police Tuesday, coniessea to the murder of Mrs. Pearl Weltoni wife of Frank Welton, a farmer of Mountain View, Mo. The body of Mrs. Welton was found last Friday in a cistern and her 8-months old baby, still alive, was found floating on the water and rescued. Mrs. Hofland related how she had followed Welton through three states to find him happily married after she had lived with him as his common law wife in Nebraska, she said. She said she choked Mrs. Welton to death and then threw the body into the cistern She declared Bhe did not know wheth er she dropped the baby into the cis tern, or let it fall while she was look ing over the edge. She completely exonerated Welton, who, she said, was in a forest cutting wood when she committed the deed. Mrs. Hofland arrived at the Welton home on Wednesday before the mur der on Friday. OUT OF THE MUD The one big job Uncle Sam and bis children are going to tackle after the war is the job of making permanent highways. This bit or domestic bus iness is going to be attended to with much the same pep and dispatch that characterized the way the boys went thru France when they once got started. The whole country 1b organ izing for a mighty campaign that will forever nut us up out of the mud and Kansas is going to play her part of the program in a way that sets uie pace for other states. The Daily Citizen recognises this very important movement and its needs in this intensive industrial dis trict To many people good road agi tation is dry and not interesting but we believe it to be the duty of this great disseminator of news and intell igence, to carry its part of the educa tional program to its readers and to that end is going to publish for the next few days a series of articles deal ing with the good road improvement in general and for this county and lo cality in particular. We need nothing greater to roster growth and development of the city and its mining environs than substan tial, concrete roads which shall not be An weather roads but 865 day roads, where business "as usual" can carry on all the time. The district judges of Kansas should have it easy after July first; according to one judge 76 of all criminal eases that have been before him were caused by whkkey. There ought to be lots of jails to rent before long. i OIK MEDI MI DDK MED son Bill Now Pending Before Senate Com- mlttee on Military Affairs Pro vides Honorable Discharge for Soldiers of U. S. A cod7 of a bill has reached the Chamber of Commerce from Senator Curtis of Kansas, which provides for the honorable discharge of drafted or enlisted men. .Senator Curtis intro duced the bill, recently, and it is now oendlnff "BeTomhe Senate committee on Military affairs. It provides that a soldier may make application and receive an honorable discharge for any one or more of the following rea sons: 1. Dependants at home who need his services or assistance. 2. To finish a. school pr college.. 8. To engage fn jbusmejs,, jjjwes- .,r..-f.-T,ir, -r, enterprise xr cajuhfc wHch nehiay. attention in whiler BlWt ' V 4. To accept any .employment or,, place which opening might be Tost. to him in case of his retention in the ser vice. 5. In case of sickness when the parent or relatives are able to give the soldier better care and attention than he is receiving. A PLEASANT RIDE It certainly is a pleasure to ride in an automobile from here to Joplin on a fair day. Such a road is a credit to any community and we do hope steps will be continued till such roads are connecting all cities and towns in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The automobile has come to stay, and an automobile can make as good time on such a road as the ordinary railroad train, with no more danger, and with four. five, six or seven passengers at less expense. A team of horses can haul twice aa heavy a load on that good road as upon the old dirt road with Hs hills and ruts, and do it more easily and in half the time. True, that good road has cost some money but in a purely agricultural community it will pay the fanners who live beside or near such a road in his going to and from market Let the work of building good roads go on continuous ly until all roads are good roads. The automobile is not now a luxury for the rich city man only but is a cheap and quick vehicle for the farmer, and the farmer more than the town or city man should stand for a hard surface graded road. It will pay. NEWS AND COMMENT At a certain city not far distant is a Red Cross canteen for returning or passing soldiers and sailors. A few days ago the report came in that Frisco train No'. 107 would have eight Boldiers aboard. When the train ar rived only one man of the eight pre sented himself at the canteen for cof fee and doughnuts. One or two of the other seven apparently preferred the Harvey eating house service and the others were not interested at all. One soldier was heard to remark that he wasn't interested just then in "eats" and hurried away likely to get to someone he hadn't seen for ever so long. Canteens may be popular in war time at the front or when the boys are on long trips but when they are get ting back home to stay they likely won't care much for coffee and sinkers any longer. No. Percival. those much bewhisk- ered gents living up around Savin burg and Salina are not Bolshevik!. They do have a few points in com mon: they are Russian Jews and wear hirsute adornments, but while their old friends in Russia are destroying wealth they are accumulating it and retaining 98 cents of every kopeck they get their hands on. Government ownership of railroads mave have its beneficial results in so far as the increase in salaries of em ployes goes, but it hasn't solved the problem of dirty car windows or dirty seats. From the appearance of some of the coaches that pass thru Baxter of late the cleaning process seems to have been entirely overlooked since the boys got their lset raise. Dr. Frank Crane says that what we dont understand we cannot possess we never did understand why a 15.00 bill waint a ten. t:f7c::.r visitor Tuesday. Jin visitor i this week.