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BO ciety OFFICIAL PAPER OF DICKINSON COXTNTT VOL XXXIV ABILENE, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9,1917 Draft Examination Is Now In Operation . . HUl Tl is the first in the state of Kansas to noon at i ti, ,.j..... I L Out of the 50 men summoned for examination under the draft for to day only 39 appeared, leaving 11 "who are delinquent. Some are mem bers of the national guard, etc., who, perhaps did not understand they were to come; what reason the oth ers had is not known. Of the 39 examined by Drs- T .R. Conklin and C. A. Roberts, 1 1 were rejected. Of the other 22 practical ly all will have claims for exemp tion according to County Clerk King, I though all the claims may not be al lowed. The first man on the draft list, I Hobt. J. Mark, No. 258, was reject ed this morning on physical grounds when the examining board met- It is expected that another 50 or more will be called to get the 41 needed for this county. be drafted into the federal service captain Parkes has found the men in an excellent physical condition and says they set a standard for the en tire state. As to the company Itself, it is one of the best I have ever seen and Abilene should be proud of it." Ss !a IBj There are 98 companies in the State of Kansas. For these divisions. only nine doctors are necessary to examine the recruits. Captain C. B. Parkes, the doctor sent here, did not niienu to come to Abilene so soon but bis plans were changed so that he came to Abilene first. Pa Pa Pi The base ball game will be played between Company II and a team from Chapman next Friday after- will be 25 cents and the proceeds will go toward the company mess fund Chapman claims to have an excellent base ball team and the game will be an interesting one. Wl ft Captain Browne presented a Vic- trola to the company. It can easily be carried with them wherever they fo and will entertain them when the song of the bullets in the evenings (cronies lather boresome. r fm im 'Co. Hr Kan. N. G.," is the stamp that is being put on every pack, let ter, gun and everything else that be longs to Company H. Pa Pa Pi fr,rt V, . r u"y i company it receive a free package of Daily Reflectorrs at the Armory each evening. Big County Fair Begins Next Tuesday The Dickinson county fair opens next Tuesday and will havo four of the biggest days of entertainment ever given the people on the grounds. It will be a hummer from start to finish, day and evening attractions that will please everybody. of the Cnited States In action. The company has made remarkable pro- ' gress since its organization. Issitt, Glenn I. Gibbs. John A. Foltz. jjohn Frey, Meslvin E. Jeffcoat, Clar- lence E. Kauffman, Clyde L. Kauff man, Charles G- Kirk, Alcide J. Lu- cier, John E. Machen, Everett I. Parks, William H. Paul, Ray Porter, Claude E. Reese, George A. Reid, Roy V. Romberger, Elmer H. Swanger, fMrinnnnA A C ... .-11 1 I. X Kansas awos.e at v a- m. ounaay to.olin R. Ktrnwi wim. v t.. Eleven thousand young men of find that war is a rtality, that no longer are they civilians but soldiers of the United States, sworn to carry the Stars and Stripes on the battle fields of Europe and to uphold the American rights and ideals. At that hour the Kansas national guard went into federal service. The national guard has ceased to exist. Members of the K. N. G. were auto matically discharged from that or ganization and drafted into the reg ular army ot the United States. They will merely be distinguished from ethers by calling them the national guard, but in the books at Washing ton, this name will not be used. The Kansas national guard will number about 11,000 officers and men. The guard consists of three legiments of infantry, one squadron of cavalry, a regiment of field artil lery, a battalion of engineers, a bat talion of signal corps,-two field hos pitals, two ambulance companies, an engineer train and an ammunition train. Each regiment of infantry consists of 2,005 men and officers, each com pany being composed of 150 men and three officers at war strength. The Third infantry, of which Company H is a part, has headquarters at To- jeka and consists of: Machine gun company, Iola; supply company, To peka; A company, Caney; B com pany, Oskaloosa; C company, Junc tion City; I) company, Coffeyville; E company, Leavenworth; F company, ElDorado; G company. Downs; H company, Abilene; I company, Her ington; K company, Newton; L com pany, Wellington, and M company, Marion. The guard units go into camp at their home stations and the time elapsing until they are ordered to Ft Sill will be spent in training. Im mediately after the units are mobil ized at their home stations each mail is to be vaccinated for typhoid and smallpox This is expected to take from two to three weeks. At the of fice of the adjutant general, the opin ion was given that all units would re ceive their equipment within a short time. It is understood that the equipment will be shipped immedi ately from Chicago by express to the home station of each organization. Roy R. Russell, George W. Veadon, William F. Brinkmeyer. Acting company clerks: Howard S Dayton, Sidney C- Brenner, Howard L. Seip. To be bugler: Private Robert Seeds; Private Charles J. Wood. To be mechanics: Private Ray R. Lackey; Private John W. Tabborn. To Distinguish Army Men, For the men in the company that do not have uniforms, an arm band has been furnished so that they may be distinguished. About 3 0 of the boys have already purchased suits. .'omething very like magic is going on every day in the world of com merce. The, demand for khaki is tre mendous,, and in a certain factory thirty thousand uniforms a day are being turned out. A clever cutting process makes this output possible. Sixty uniforms can be cut out at one operation and by one man. ' Daily Iroprain. 5:55 a. m. Reveille, first call. 6:00 a. m. Reveille, assembly. 6:05 a. m. Physical drill. 6:30 a. m. Mess, breakfast. 7:15 a. m sick call. 7:15 to 7:30 a. m. Fatigue. 7:45 a. m. Drill. 11:00 to 11:45 a. m. Swim or lecture. 12:00 m Mess, dinner. 1:30 to 2:30 p. m. School of sol- oier and school of squad. 2:30 to 3:30 p m. Close order drill. 5:15 p. m. Retreat, first call. 5:20 p. m. Retreat, assembly. 5:30 p. m. Retreat. 6:00 p. m. Mess, supper. Cleaned the Block. The block at the armory is now the cleanest In the city. The men picked up every bit of trash in the alley, swept the pavement and side walks and are now cleaning the base ment of the armory. Captain Browne says the next thing will be to wash the bricks with a brush. Abilene Schools Will Begin Work Sept. 10 From Tuesday's Daily.) The board of education last even ing. re-elected J. E. Engie president of the board and H. A. Snider was I J J. S. Unjsle. elected vice president Miss Marie Curry remains as clerk. The board members now are: J. S. r.ngie, v. C. Wyandt, J. A. Tufts, R J. Long, W. H. Broughton, H. A. Sni der. . It was voted to open school Mon day, September 10. The tax levy was made: General fund, 8 mills; repairs and site mills; bonds and interest, 7-tenths mill. Three new, teachers were elected: W. E. Baily, Topeka, science, high school; Laura Rathburn, Ottawa, commercial department, high school; Ivy Brown, Abilene, grades. Janitors elected were: Lincoln Johri Miermaster; McKinley, W. F. Maul'din; Garfield. Chas. Liles; high school, Wm. Lambeth. The Garfield grounds were granted to the Chau tauqua. The old board finished u the I year's business so far as possible be fore the reorganization. Only, the present members attended. The board transacted no business rclaOng to the Jiigh school last night but adjourned to meet next Monday evening. IHjr Carnival Company. The Tom W. Allen Carnival com pany, which comes from the C. W. Parker factories, will set up on the fair grounds and exhibit throughout fair week. The company has twen-. ly cars of the best attractions. Chief among these are the Whip and the Monkey Speedway which are this season's creations and have never been Bhown in this part of the state. IHK'li Class Theatricals. The Wolf company, one of tha best companies on the. joad will pitch its big tents on the Fair Grounds and will give a high class play on each evening of fair week. The com pany is a large one and is composed of excellent actors and actresses. Free Vaudeville. Some Fine Races. I he races will be the best ever held In this part of the state. The list of entries is the proof of this state ment. Already over one hundred horses have been entered In the har ness events. This printed entry list ihows horses entered from seven statesKansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Iowa, California. It hardly need bo added that some of the horses are the very best in the west. In addition to these regular har ness events, about sevonty-flve horses have been entered In the run ning races. Four thousand dollars ' are offered In purses. A number of vaudeville companies nd artists have been procured and will perform in front of the grand tand each afternoon and evening These attractions are of course free Five I ! mis. Five good bands have been secured to furnish the music for the week here will bo forenoon, afternoon nd evening concerts, in fact there ill be music all the time. WOULD COMBED FOR I Alt F.ST OF CURIOSITIES In visiting the Allen Shows next week be sure not to overlook the great side-show, which represents uneiiiy snows in one enclosure. It comprises curiosities, monstrosities and novelties from all parts of the world, many of which have never be fore been on exhibition. Volto, the electrical expert and Divola, the wat er nymph, are features. Six Hihlra Left. The Reflector has just six of the red letter Bibles left. They will be sold at $1.59 each, and the opportun- rty should not be missed First come first served. Concrete Road In Riley Co. uiannatian, Aug. 8. A concrete road from Manhattan to the Ft. Riley reservation was urged this morning by J. Frank Smith, president of the State Good Roads association before the Riley county commissioners. First Day's Work. After the men had been drafted into service the next thing was din ner. The 150 men were seated at two long tables. The menu was: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, stewed corn, pickled beats, ice tea, and pumpkin pie. A different var iety was given at supper. it was i-lanned that there would be a cere mony at the flag pole at 5:30 but the rain spoiled the plans. Men were as signed to places for the night. Xon- VminLsioned Officers. Homer Clark, Harlan Lash and Merle Dunavan will be the cooks for Company H. The following will act as con-commissioned officers tem porarily: Acting first sergeant. Otto C. Smith. Acting supply sergeant, David B Wilkie. Acting mess sergeant, George VT. Etherington. Other acting non-commissioned of ficers: John A. Brinkmeyer, James R. Cutler, Arch W. Davis, Simon S. Burton, Quin H. Haynes, Ralph M. Harris, Coe Hawthorne, George E. Many Siglit-Soers. Anxious to see what the "home boys" are doing, crowds of Abilene citizens with their families visited the armory. All visitors were im mediately impressed with the 'business-like atmosphere of the place and the seriousness with which the men went at the work of cleaning and in giving it the best possible ap pearance. Must Salute Now. The national guard boys have to salute the officers now every time they meet them. Which recalls a one of George Hoisington's pet stor ies. A new recruit met his captain on the street and went by without making a motion of his arm. "Here," called the captain, "what do you mean oy passing me without a sa lute?" "Why, I saluted you," re plied the recruit," "I said 'Ah, there' didn't you hear me?" 3231 , Coming to the Fair? Of Course You Are make our bank We are always We invite you to your headquarters. glad to see the people of the county and will be pleased to have you honor us with a visit. This is Company H was formally mustered into the service of the United States at 1:15 o'clock this afternoon. It ir now a national organization and the state has no Jurisdiction over it. This company has the honor of being the first unit in Kansas to be mus tered into the national army. P W P The mustering officer of the Unit ed Stated said this afternoon, "Com pany H of the Kansas national guard Dickinson's Homecoming and we desire to see alljthe people take an interest in the fair. It is for all of us. 10 very .service that good banking warrants is our effort and we shall be glad to show your headquarters. ibilene Honal Bank Abilene - Kansas "A Place for Everything Even Vour .Saving" fir Itilf llul'lleeue. A barbecue will be held on Thurs day. Come and eat barbecue beef. It's free. Fireworks Display. A grand display of fireworks will be given each evening of the. fair. The expenditure made for this feat uro will make it one of the best of the week. Military Drill. Company II, which is composed largely of Dickinson county young men, will give an exhibition drill in trout ot tho grandstand each day This will afford many people their first opportunity to see real soldiers Other Fair Features. The superintendents of the cattle. swine, sheep and horse departments have been busy and it Is expected that the showing In these depart ments will be fully up to the stand ard. The women will see to it that the displays In the fine arts, floral and culllnary departments r.re the very best that can be obtained and the ex hibits made by the mercantile intec ests will be up to the usual high standard. One of the things that will Interest the men will be the showing of trac tors and other farm machinery and there will be a big showing of the latest models of automobiles. iloi'Htwhou Pitching. One of the features of the fair will be thev horseshoe pitching contest. Last year 25 entered and Robt. Cool- ey walked off with the prize. This year a? 'set of brass shoes will be given to the winner. The pitching will take place at 10 a. m. August- " f and 16, free for all, contestants ;an pitch but 50 shoes a day, high core wins. Experts, be on hand. A night fair is a now idea here but many attractions which have been so ured absolutely guarantee its suc- ess and there will be plenty to see and hear and do every minute- Peo ple attending the fair should arrange o attend the night show. MARK L. BALDWIN DEAD FROM AN AI TO A( '( I lFT H is Motor Car Went Over Cliff Out side of Denver. Mark L. Baldwin, for many years resident here, died Saturday at Denver as the result of an automo bile accident occurring the Monday previous. Mr. Baldwin was motor- ng In a new car from Idledale, a summer resort about 40 miles from Denver, to that city. He was a new driver and, though accompanied by a chauffeur, on one of the hill drives the machine went over a fifteen foot bank. He suffered internal Injuries and the chauffeur had a broken col lar bone. Mr. Baldwin was given (very atteniton but passed away on ;-aturday. His daughter, Mrs. Nina Admire, of Oklahoma ,and Will Car penter, a urolher-ln-law, were pres ent with him, also the wife, the daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. M Swan son of this city, who Is left to mourn 1 he funeral was held Monday. Mr. Bald wiu was aged about 60 but this youthful spirit made him always seim young. He had a host of friends in this city who will be maddened by his death Last winter aniite. Some one that didn't know any better, put eight sticks under a largo wheel on the old Parker grounds to blow It to pieces. The first time didn't fix it quite enough so that two more sticks of the ex plosive were used. OOUNTV TAX LEW IS FIXED FOR COMINO YEAR The county commissioners fixed the tax levy for Dickinson for the coming year: Mills General fund 1.4 County high school 45 Sinking fund 1 Interest 21 Infirmary 437 Roads .183 Bridges 6 lie visited here having Just Bold at handsome profit. Idledale, the resort he had developed and made on of the most popular In Colorado- He was a member of Abilene Lodge A. O. U. W. THOI GIIT IT WAS A GERMAN'. South Side Itarrived a Scare When Dynamite Wa Shot Off. An explosion occurred In the south east part of town yesterday after noon. It shook the houses In a radi us of five blocks. Wonit-n ran from the houses and one said , "That's the German, the nwspaprs have been tilling about." The noise was heard in the business district and some of fered the suggestion that Company H had a cannon and was practicing. But the whole trouble was caused by dyn- Total 3.15 Levy for 1916 was 2.2 mills but no road levy was made that year. Mil K IX DALLAS SELLS FOR iiO CKXTS A QUART Dallas, Aug- 8. One of the lead ing dairy companies of Dallas today announced an increase in the price of milk to 20 cents a quart. The com pany has been selling Its milk at 18 2-3 cents a quart- t KI SSIAXS FEAR KERF.XSKY WILL BKKAK UN' DER STRAIN London, Aug. 8. The health of Alexander F. Kerensky, Russia's man of the hour, is a matter of grave concern to his friends and associates, according to members of an English delegation which has just returned from Petrograd. K. C. to IUi.se $l0,0OO,MH. Chicago, Aug. 8. The general con dition of the KnlghU of Columbus opened here today to consider rals- ng $10,000,000 with which to build and maintain helpful institutions. somewhat along lines of the Y. M. C. A. at each of the thtrty-two canton menU In the United Eta tee.