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lUelori""-- OFFICIAL PAPER OF DICKINSON COUNTY VOL. XXXIV ABILENE, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23.1917 NO. 49 luftWlkllffli County Fair Pleased Crowds Tip-Top Races HV.AU THRILL when motor KAtKKS JUMPED THK TRACK Supcr-St Cut Off Lipht Pole and Then Caught Hro, was in the best condition of any track fliey had ever seen. Total receipts for races, $690. The Dickinson County Fair closed with a large crowd, equalling that of Friday, when some 6,000 persons were on the ground. The manage ment had a fine list of entertainments including free fireworks Thursday night, carnival company and a show -company all giving fine attractions. The free barbecue drew an im mense crowd and the three beeves were not large enough to accommo , date all- R. C. Dederick had charge of the meat and it pleased everyone, j Buns and pickles were prepared near by- Local business men were waiters and Company H members acted as guards. Company H Drill. A stamping of feet and clapping of hands greeted Company H as it marched out on the race track. They were commanded by Captain Chas H. Brown but Lieutenant F. H. Little took command for a while- The men made a good showing and deserve much credit for the rapidity in which they pick up the tactics of drill. Excellent Music. Good bands helped to furnish en tertainment for the fair. The Pearl band, Allen Show band, Wolfe Stock Co- band and Abilene baud played -during each day. Many Fine Horses. "Queen of Abilene," owned by Dr T. R. Conklin, was not in a condi tion to race but many persons insist ed that she be entered. She made a much better showing than expected ;; ending fourth in the 2:22 trot. She is under a doctor's care now. "W. McDonald, who resides east of town, entered "Prairie Diamond". She is a green horse but made an ex cellent showing. No other Abilene Jor8ea wre entered. "Billhurst," be longing to George Et Bering ton, could not get here. , Chapman Takes Horseshoes. Eight expert horseshoe pitchers tried out their skill and finished with J. W. Allen, Chapman, winner of the set of brass horseshoes, with a score of 76. Walter Wallace of Chapman, was second with 74, and Ralph Cooley who won last year, third, with 69- E. W. Wltwer was score-keeper. Thursday's Races. 2:30 trot 11 entries, purse $400; 1st money, Pepper, N. E. McPherson,, St. Marys; 2nd, Skeeter, C. C. Surgin Muskogee, Okla.; 3rd, Zon Jud, J W. Zampsell, San Diego, Cal.; best time, 2:25 Colonel Pepper took md and 3rd heats. 2:17 trot 8 entries, purse $400; 1st money, Fred R, W. H. Combs, Au rora, Neb.; 2nd, Jack Flash, J- H. Craig, Riley; 3rd, Hattawaka, O. Dy er, St. Marys; best time, 2:18. 2:14 pace 6 entries, purse $400; 1st money, Srnestine, John Greg, To peka; 2nd, Sid, A. E. Noe, Concordia; 3rd, Peggy Jim, M. G. Stuckland, Chanute; best time, 21.8- Ernestine look 1st, 2nd and 3rd heats. Friday's Races. 2:22 trot 8 entries, purse $400; 1st money, Winnie O. C, Tom Erwin, Council Grove; 2nd, Barnolus, John Tyler, Oklahoma City; 3rd, Annie Perkins, G- Burkina, Cloyle, Okla best time, 2:19. Winnie O. C. took 1st heat. Winnie O. C. and Barn olus ran off a tie and the former won. 3-year-old trot 6 entries, purse $200; 1st money, Sadie Silver, H. J Covell, Topeka; 2nd, Lucy Huse, C. R. Allen, Durant, Okla.; 3rd, Am liurst, W. F. Henderson, K- C, Mo.; best time, 2:21. Sadie Silver took 2nd and 3rd heats. 2:15 pace first division 7 en tries, purse $400; 1st money, Lady Hoy, J. W. Sampsell, San Diego, cal.; 2nd, Frank Beck, J- C. Swartz, Rock well City, la.; 3rd, Argot Pointer, W R. Steele, Paris, Texas; best time 2:17. Lady Hoy took 1st, 2nd an 3rd heats. 2:25 pace second division 5 en tires, purse $400; 1st money, Synol is- oFrest, C. C. Spurgin, Muskogee, Okla.; 2nd, Gov. Foote, Gus Carpen ter, Cleburne, Texas; 3rd, Dandy Sim, Price Bros., Salina; best time, 1414. Synol S. Forest took 2nd 3rd heats. Saturday's Races. 2:20 pace 6 entries, purse $400 1st money, Woodvell Lad, G. W. Car penter, Cleburne, Texas; 2nd, Raj- Dillon, C. Essick, Kanopolis; 3rd Bon ny Bell, Ira Bean, Ft. Lupton, Cal best time,, 2:14. Woodvell Lad took 1st and 2nd heats. 2:14 trot -4 entries, purse $400 st money, Seminole Chief, S- S. Wil ox, Guthrie, Okla.; 2nd, Pat C, C L). VVyme, Watonga, Okla.; 3rd,, Fred I!; Ws H Combs, Raveua. Neb.; best !me, 2:16. Seminole Chief took st, 2nd and 3rd heats. Free For All pace 4 entries, purse 400; 1st money, Tip Top, W. H Combs, Aurora, Neb.; 2nd, Ethe Chimes, C- D. Wyme, Watonga. Okla rd, Sid, A. E. Noe, Concordia; best time 2:: 11. Tip Top took 1st, 2nd and 3rd heats. Farmers race 6 entries, purse $100; 1st money, Ray, Everett French, Abilene; 2nd, Hazel Volo, W. Copeland, Abilene; 3rd, Colonel Ike, Green Bros., Abilene; 4th, Col onel R, A. L. Hauseman, Abilene; Freeda, C. Taylor, Solomon and Brackcr, J. R. Heach, of Solomon, did not finish the race. The farmers' race created the most excitement- When the horses were finally started, they raced around the track blind to each other. Two came together and were scratched, causing them to drop out of the race. When the winner, Ray, belonging to Everett French, of Abilene, came in first for two heats, the grandstand shook with applause. Dickinson Women Are Ready for Registration The executive board of "The Wo men's Committee of the Council of National Defense" for Dickinson county, met yesterday afternoon and nearly completed the organization. The president, Mrs. T. R. Conklin, appointed the following township chairmen: Grant Mrs. H- M. Howard Flra Mrs. Robert BroadfooC Lyon Mrs. J. P. Scott Cheever Mrs. Jacob GIbbs Sherman Mrs. Roger Tilton Fragrant Hill Mrs- C. J. Olson' Hays Mrs. John Goodwin Willowdale Mrs. A. L- Ramsey Buckeye Mrs. J. E. Nichols Noble Mrs. O. L. Thlsler Lincoln Mrs. Fred Baker Center Mrs. C. A- Hoffman Rhlnehart Mrs. J. H- Taylor Garfield Mrs. G. L. Meek Newbern Mrs. W. R. Mullin Logan Mrs. Tom Taylor Liberty Mrs. H. W. Mitch Wheatland Miss Sue Bell Holland Miss Mary Nottorf Hope Mrs. Will Waring Banner Mrs. Elsie Rohrer Jefferson Mrs. John Horning Pledge cards will be sent to all these township officers as soon as re ceived and It is urged that all women ever 16 years of tge, present them selves at the voting precinct and reg ister on September S. The attendants on the motor races yesterday, certainly had their money worth, if they wanted a real thrill. . Hudson super-six, driven by Glenn Breed of Salina, and a Ford special, driven by W. Roller of Lincoln, came together while on the last lap of the race. Roller had the lead around the track for nine times- On the last round, Breed endeavored to pass him when the cars came together at the south turn. Both cars were thrown to the right, thru the fence. The Hu-lson struck a 9-inch electric light pole and broke it off at the bottom. The men's injuries were limited to bruises. Had it not been that members of Company H kept guard around the track where the crowd usually stands and kept onlookers 30 feet back from the fence, a number might have been killed. Breed stayed in his car the first somersault it made, but was thrown clear as his car turned over a second time. Roller was thrown from his car across the street and into a tub of water at a pop stand The gasoline tank on the Hudson caught fire when the two cars clash ed, but the flames were soon put out. CO. H. GIVKS SOLOMON MAN A MILITARY FUNERAL One guard of Company H went to Solomon yesterday afternoon to at tend the funeral of Howard Bannon who died at Topeka Sunday after noon. Mr. Bannon was a member of the Third Regiment band, which is a part of the headquarters company the body was covered by a large American flag. Jt was the first mil itary funeral held In Solomon and was the second attended by members of Company H. Mr. Bannon Is sur vived by two sisters, who reside at Solomon. Burial was in the Solo mon cemetery. He died of heart failure at Topeka, where he was In service and was fosnd dead In his room. Young Man Took His Own Life by Hanging COMPANY H WILL SOON HAVE A $1,000 MESS FUND The Races. The race for light cars was held en Monday afternoon. W. Roller of Lincoln, finished first, running the five miles in 7 minutes and 12 sec onds; Young, of Salina, second Short of Salina, third. The time trials, the first attraction yesterday afternoon. Each car waB timed for a mile run. Breed of Sa lina, in a Hudson super-six, made it in 19 1-5 minutes; Mais of Indian upolis, in a'Mercer, 1.14 1-5; Kent of Concordia, in a Studebaker. 1.12 Roller of Salina, in a Ford, 1.9 2-5. Only two heats were run in the free-for-all as the accident happened on the third heat. Results for the tirst two beats are: Breed, 4th and lsti Mias, 3rd and 4th; Kent, 2nd and 3rd; Roller, 1st and 2nd- Time for the second heat was f 11 .1-K minutes 9-r, aannnA within he state record for a half mile track. The timekeepers took the time at the end of the ninth round of the third heat and the watches stood at 5. OS 2-5. Had the race been finished at that speed, the world's record for a half mile track would have been broken. Track In Good Condition. Roller and Breed have raced on a number of half mile tracks and yes terday both said that the track here The boys of Company H took in over $450 at their stand during the fair and that amount will net them bout $250. Ten per cent of the gate receipts at the auto races went towards the same fund. It will notl be long before the $1,000 mark Is reached. Ward Oakman, son of George Oak- man, 906 North Olive, was instantly killed at noon today when he tied a rope about his neck and Jumped from a rafter in a barn at the P. Kauff man place four miles north of the Pike school house. There will be no inquest. At noon toaay, Mrs. Kauffman call ed for Ward to come to dinner. - She repeated her call when he did not come and then went to the barn to investigate. She found him in the loft dangling at the end of a rope mat was tied to a rafter. The sher iff and county attorney were sum moned ana alter an Investigation it was decided there would be no in quest as suicide was apparent. Had Planned It Well. Ward evidently climbed up on the rafter and secured a small rope, used to dump the hay fork. He tied the rope to the rafter and then tied the Insanity the Cause. Ward had been working in Brown, county all summer and returned here, several weeks ago. Many noticed that at times he acted queerly and time spoke rather foolishly. Early this morning when Mrs- Kauffman called him to breakfast, he did not answer so she went to the barn and found him coming down from the loft. Ha made some excuses that she could not understand and then hastened to the house. All morning Mrs. Kauffmnn watched Ward plow in the fields and saw nothing wrong. One time when he came to the house, he played with the children a while. At noon he put the horses in their stalls as us ual and then went to the hay mow. The suicide took place a tabout 12:30 o'clock. Many Friends Here. Ward Oakman lived in Abilene all liis life and attended school here. He COLD DAY FOR BROWN WHEN OFFICERS GOT HIM Sheriff Sherman received word from the officers in command at Ft Smith, Arkansas, today, instructing him to find James M- Brown and send him to Ft. Smith at once. The sheriff found Brown working on a farm south of town. The telegram stated that Mr. Brown had Joined a company at Ft. Smith and had failed to appear when the call was sent out, Brbwn says that he did not receive word from his company and he had applied for a transfer to Company H. 'He will probably be taken to Ft Riley. CARL NI)LAV, ENGINEER IN CHARGE OF PAVING GYPSUM Carl Nlcolay, employed by the Rid dle and Riddle Co., has been given a promotion- He is now head engineer for the construction of paving at Gypsum City. That city will have about 10 blocks of paving. Carl took the civil engineering course at the 'niversity of Kansas for two years and since that time has worked for Riddle and Riddle. otner end about h a nerk. n im,,,i ' and the rope was so snort his feet did I l',adU",ed from hlgh scho01 lu 1916 not touch the floor. His neck was'1"1' tno" worked on the merchant's broken. , delivery system for some time. Fine Displays by Merchants at Fair Clean old papers for sale at this cfflce; 6c bundle. BROKE ARM IN TWO PLACES WHEN SHE FELL DOWN STEPS Mrs. G. Neff, who resides on West Second, received a broken wrist when the slipped and fell down stairs. She Is 67 years old and as her wrist was broken In two places. It proved rather erere. Infant Daughter Dead. The Infant daughter of O. W. Brown, north Mulberry, died late last evening. The services were held from the home at 2:30 this aft ernoon and interment In Abilene cemetery. Dr. F. 8. Blayney offici 'mm Good Roads in Banking Have you ever driven over one of the new "good roads?" If so you ' know what good banking does for depositors. No more ruts and sandy spots, gullies and steep hills, but a smooth surface and even grades for the financing of business and farm ing to travel over. t The customers of our bank are entitled to and receive every attention we can give and we look upon their business success as a dis tinct advantage to the community and to our selves. The good banking road is paved with courtesy, promptness and financial ability to gether with sound judgment. You can get on this good road by becom ing one of our depositors. Drop in and talk with us about it. Abilene national Bank Abilene Kansas Lai, if x v k Excellent IHsplay. Two large sunflowers, about 15 feet high, stand at the north end of the agricultural hall and they are the tirst thing noticed on entering the door. They are "tame" sunflowers and were grown west of town- Shockey and Laudes has two booths, on the ground floor and the other on the second floor. In one Implements of all kinds, Including a washing machine driven by a gasoline engine, are displayed. The other is a cozlly furnished dining room and draped with beautiful curtains. The H. R. Kugler hardware store's booth is decorated in red, white and blue. The background is entirely white and the front part of the booth Is decorated with red and blue. Rang es and implements fill the booth. An American flag, 7 feet by 12 feet, makes the background for the W. H. Broughton music store display. The space is fitted up for a rest room with a piano player to furnish the music. The DeLaval separator Is the spe dally from the Minick ami Taylor hardware store R. J. I la f fa has a double si.e booth filled with Drlco-Llght products. The usual decorations of red, white and blue are used. The Abilene Mercantile Co. has an excellent display from its dry goods and hardware departments. Suits, trunks, ties and hats are displayed by Sterl Bros. Beautiful leaves and ferns furnish the decora tion. A large picture, a early scene of Kansas, hangs on the back wall of the W. H. Eicholtz Co. booth. Pic tures of Lincoln, Washington and President Wilson are framed and sur round the large picture. The booth lias a very cozy appearance The H. C. Litts Co has a very pret ty display of trunks, coats and sweat ers with decorations of red, white and blue. A. R Elwick has paints of all col ors, sizes and qualities. He also dis plays samples of picture framing. The P. A. Bowman racket has a beautiful display of boys rompers. The colors, red and white, are used with a slight amount of red used in the foreground. Mrs. C L. Hubbard has a booth with Victor and Pathe machines. A rest room is at one end and the ma chines at the other. ' The Davis Shoe store display fills a large double booth. It is the most complete shoe display ever seen at a fair here. The fancy work and art depart ments occupy the entire east side of the second floor. Images., models in clay, a spinning machine ISO years old and many curios may be seen in the latter department. Enviable fan cy work fills the former department. The kitchen department is not as complete this year as formerly, due to the high price of materials. The main feature of the display is the canned fruits and vegetables. The floral display Is no doubt the most beautiful ever at a fair here. Large plains fill the background. Ferns are hung from the celling and porch boxes are placed at the edge of the booth. Kodak pictures, artistically posted on hand painted cards advertise for Carlson's News Stand. Lllflit and Power for Farms. The farmers of the county took rreat Interest in the display at the lair of the Riverside Power, Light & Gbb company of Abilene and they are talking of it yet- The new idea In rural expansion has called for ei puiiHion of the company's lines more than 200 miles in the past year and the demand for electrical energy has added more than 100 contracts for individual farms. The company has made an especial effort at the fair to show by its exhibit the many electri cal appliances that can be used for farmers' homes. Probably the most attractive were two of the latest type automatic water system equipments for rural use, one a deep well sysem and the other a shallow well system. With power, light and water equip ment the farmer Is today enjoying more advantages than the city dwell er and it is all because of the vast expansion of transmission line over the country In which the Riverside company has been a leader. C. L Brown believes that the future will see practically every home fitted with as modern equipment as any home in town. MODERN WOODMEN SEEK TO t'llEATE PATRIOTIC FVSU At the first meeting night In Octo ber members of the Modern Wood man will hold a referendum vote on the question of establishing a special fund known as the "Patriotic Fund" and to be used to pay the increased lohxes caused by the large number of Woodmen who will be in the army. The plan is to create and maintain such fund by assessment of 10 cents on each $500 of benefits provided In the members' certificates. This as sessment Is to be due and payable with the regular monthly assessment. E- U. VANTUEE8 SUES FORMER. GUARDIAN FOR 91,217.50 A suit was filed in the district court today In which the plaintiff, E LVantrees, alleges that O. J. Horn ing, former guardian of the three minor Horning boys, took 11,217.50 that rightfully belonged to the boys E. L. Vantrees was appointed as guardian of the boys sfter G. J. Horning left here for Idaho. The plaintiff charges that the three min ors had $2,600 and that the defend ant took $1,217.60 of this amount to jldabo with him and refused to turn It over to the plaintiff.