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ead: COUNTY H The Only Dcraociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XVIII. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1917. NUMBER 27. Meade Chautauqua, August 10 M n S X - ;; July 4th In Meade The Fourth, just passed, was the most quiet in Meade in maDy years. A number of flags, float ing at fuir mast, told the people that it was tbe-141st anniversary of theNation's Iodependence. At Stalder's grove, eat of the city, a union Sunday school pic nic was held, and there a large number of our people spent the day. There the usual contests and races, to getber will the b'g basket dinner, made the day one long to be remembered. A good shower the evening before, made . the day cool and pleasant To tbe Haywood grove, north . of Fowler, ajarge repres.ota-jganize tion from Meade, wended their I y way, and there assisted in the proper observance, of the day. Here. Major "Harvy, of Topeka, speaker of the day, .addressed district would take in a gener nO less' than fifteen hundred peo- ous slice of the railroad, and for pie. A picture show, followed I by a dance at the opera bouse, ended the day. Meade County Crops Prnn rnnditinne nhilp nnt . i u . . .. .'and the matter came up for bear- most flattering at the present . , r . time, could be worse. There will be some wheat in the county and while the yield will be far . toslow the ayerage, many of the farmers will get back their seed what. The com, considered as a whole, looks fairly well, and 'with a fair amount of moisture, the yield will not be bad. Other row crops are not faring so well. . and their fate rests largely with (the Weather Man. -., A good, rain -would giye them a fair cbanceT R. M. Painter left Tuesday for McPherson Kansas,' where on July 4 he attended t ie unvei ing of the mo'-ument to G-neral . McPherson. ' ' Alf Taylor, of Tennessee, Coming Noted Orator and Statesman at Chautauqua Chautauquans will doubtless look forward to the coming ot Hon. Alf. Taylor with keen . enjoyment The distinguished Tennesseean is to speak at the Chautauqua on the night ot toe Second Day. Many will recall In this connection "The War of the Roses," which desig nation was given to the remarkable campaign for the Governorship of Tennessee in which tbe opposing can didates were the brothers. Alf and Boh Taylor. Bob became Governor while Alf went to Congress. Both became nationally famous as public makers, resulting in their making a ur of the largest cities of tbe coun Commissioners Meet County Commissioners were in session this week. No new business was" taken bp. The usual bills mere-allowed. Monday, a number of repre seotatiyes from Plains, appear ea bttore the beard and pre sented claims for a road north out of PLius to connect, with Gray county roads. On Tu sday tbey sat as a Court of Appeals in the Fowler School District controversy. It appears that residents of East. Fowl :r district, formerly under the jurisdiction of the Fowler district, desired to or a separate district. They presented their claims to the County Superintendent who de cioed in their favor. The fact that the organization of the new othT reasons, Fowler objected to its being formed, and so the trouble started. Dis-satisfied with the decision of the County Superintendent, Fowler district appeaied to tEe Commissioners ing Tuesday Due to illegalities on both sides led to the case being dismissed. Eas-t Fowler, we are advised, in tends making a new start. Dodge City Boosters The Dodge City-Boosters com inginf.e interest 'of the FoYd county Fair, are billed to arrive in 'Meade next Monday eveninf. .Tbey will be'accompanied on the trip by Beeson's Orchestra and have rented the opera house for the evening. Meade will do her share to w r) making the visitors feel at 'nom. try in a. Joint lecture Bob taking as his subject, "Dixie," and Alf taking as his, "Yankee Doodle." Bon. Alf Taylor's ability as a speaker has been demonstrated at some of the greatest public occasions in the country for the past quarter of a century. While not the enter tainer that "Fiddling Bob" was, bis great talents are none the less mark ed. His oratory needs no accessories because it is clothed in its own nat ural hearty, majesty and power. ' A man of great Intellectual capacity and ability, charm of manner and nobil ity of soul, his appearance here will make him many new friends and add new luster to tie Taylor name. Hear him on the Second Night ef Chautauqua. BEHOLD THE FLAG BEHOLD the Flag, purest, most puissant emblem of order, law, Cbristiac civilization that ever saluted the dawn. BEHOLD the Fhg, immortalized by Wash ington, her beauteous folds sprtad from Gulf to Coast by Jefferson, redeemed by blessed Lincoln m strife, momentous, victor ious, that struck the shackle from the slave, and made our country one, preserving every star in the national banner. May Old Glory, in all the flood of time, wave with undimmed radiance and increasing splendor o'er the fairest expense of God's earth. ' - BEHOLD tbe Flag, , floating in zephyrs of high Heaven over the eternal capital of the eternal Republic, symbol of Humanity's fondest, dearest hope, forever proclaiming Justice, Human Brotherhood, throughout the land. ' - BEHOLD tbe Flag, unstained, untarnished, bejeweled, gleaming in tbe darkest night, her triumphant progress acress thecerturies a part of light. Who dare touch with pro faning hand thissleepless, majestic Guardian of an ardent people, strong, brave free? BEHOLD the Flag, inspiration of a mighty race, mingling in sentiment' of cherished children, native to ber soil undefiled, and lov ers of liberty from every clime, seeking naught but tbe common good, -yearning to serve mankind under tbe sheltering feegis of tbe Red, White and Blue. BEHOLD the Flag, ne'er drooped in dust of defeat, sired by revered Fathers : of the Rev olution, their names impensbabiy written io letters of gold on tbe pages of Columbia's, history, defying tbe ages. BEHOLD tbe Flag, precious,, sublime inher itance, benisoe of America's faith, power, unity, we consecrate anew in overflowing measure our hearts, our souls, our eager, willing service of band and brain, to' thy de fense and greater glory. In the sunlight of thy glowing colors in tbe proud record of the Past, in the brighter promise of the Future, may thou, guided by tbe heavenly Father, lead tbe nations to loftier heights, nobler deeds, wort'bier aims, tiU tbe "sword is beat en mt'ctbe plowshare" and peace, benign, hallowed peace dwells among all the sons of 'men in a world republican. God save tbe United States of America. FOR Lots 6 to 13 inclusive Block 4, Wichita Addition Lots 2 to 6 inc. Block 1, Brown & Bigger' s Addition Lots 2 to U inc. Block 2, Brown & Bigger' s Addition All under fence. Good well, mill and reservoir. - Num ber of trees. Will make ideal puultry or truck farm. Good deed. For further particulars call at The News office. No agents. Manino Commits Suicide . Leavenworth, Kas., June 29. Joe Manino, an Italian serving a life sentence in the Kansas pris on at Lansing for the first degree murder, committed suicide at noon today by pouring gasoline over bis naked body and setting fire to it. He died a few hours later in the prison hospital. A few moments before dying be recovered consciousness and said be became tired of living. Officials say he was insane. Manino murdered a wealthy cattleman in Meade County, Kan sas, February 17, 1917. The sheriff was forced to secretly take him from tbe county jail to the state reformatory at Hutch inson as protection against a mob of citizens aroused by tbe brutal i'y of the crime. SALE Rev. Phillipps To Meade Rev. H. G. Phillipps, of Pratt, arrived in Meade Wednesday and will take charge of tbe Bap tist church next Sunday. Rev, Phillipps has rilled tbe pulpit at this place quite frequently since tbe departure of Rev. Spiers and it seems tbat he has been so well pleased with tbe congrega tion and tbe place, tnat be has decided to accept tbe call to this charge. For the past two years be has been pastor of of Baptist church at Pratt. His wife and five children will accompany him to Meade. Tbe News welcomes them. ' jt is easier to keep account of you'ice bill if you1 have an ice book. Get one at the Light Co. office, $2.50 or $5.00. . , A Daylight Steal Wednesday afternoon, while passing tbe Scbuhmacber resi dence, M. F.Martin noticed that a man who appeared to be a stranger, entered it. Knowing that the family were not at home and also observing that the man remained in the house some little time, Mr. Martin became sus picious and stopped to see what was detaining him. Theintrud er showed signs of fight, but bis bluff availed him nothing, and in company with Mr. Martin, was soon moving in the direction of the "law." When questioned by the Sheriff be said his name was Gaylen Krewson, and that bis borne was in Cincinnati, Iowa and that be would soon be twenty years old. When searched two rings, a watch, watch-fob, and $2.08 were found; T(he nogs he said he drew on a punch boird and. that his mother bad given him the watch. He was locked up in jail and tbe incident was closed for the day, Bright and early the next morning F. W. Curl appeared at tbe County Attorney's office and stated that two of his wife's dia mond rings and a gold watch were missing. . Then it was that the truth tbe "punch board" rings came -out. Tbe Sheriff was called and presented tbe ar ticles taken from the man io jail. Mr. Curl identified the rings, and the watch, in all valued at $400. About that time Mr, Scb obma'cber appeared and identi- CU IUC lOU, . ... 4- La'ter',iln.wson admitted the theft and stated that he bad tak en the $2 08 out of a Red Cross box at tbe Curl home. He will be sentenced to the State Re formatory. A dis honorable dis cbarge from tbe army was also found. Mr. Martin is entitled to no little amount of credit' for tbe part he played in tbe affair, for had it not been for him, there is little chance that tbe stolen prop erty would have been recovered. Plenty Seed Wheat There need be no fear but that there will be sufficient seed whe& t available in Kansas to seed tbe state next fall Thi9 was the report today of , W. M. Jurdine and J C Mohler, member of tbe agricultural committee to tbe councilof defenseat the meeting called by Chairman Waters to lay plans for the bigwbeat drie J "Some time ago the board of agriculture began making in ' quiries as to the probable acre age of wheat in each county of i the state. On Jane 16 tbe board also obtained. the full crop report ! from each county. On the basis of these figures it was shown what the probable acreage of wheat would be in each county and about what the yield of wheat would be which would be harvested this year. There are .forty counties in tbe state for which seed wheat must be imported this year. These forty counties are all west of Washington, Reno, and Har per counties. Each of these will raise some wheat, but not enough to fill the needs. On the reports of tbe probable acreage to be sown next fall in these counties it is estimated tbat not less than 2,500,000 bushels must be brot in from other parts of tbe state. This is a much smaller amount than was expected. As a matter of fact, the importations will' be considerable more than this as much of tbe wheat which .will be harvested will not be used for Drydale To Be Dry Topeka, July 2 Drydale, Mis souri, tbe notorious wet spot across the Missouri river fr,om Leavenworth, Kansas is doom ed. Orders to close tbe place , were received to-day by O. T. Wood, United States marshal here, in a letter received from Samuel J. Graham, assistant at torney general at Washington. Marshall Wood was directed to call, a conference with the marshal for Missouri, and city officials of Leavenworth. The conference will be held tonight. The letter made it plain that it was up to federal officials of Mis souri and Kansas to close tbe place. Marshal Wood declared to-day tbat Drydale could be closed without tbe necessity of estab lishing a 10-mile dry zone, as there is a federal law which pro hibits tbe sale of liquor to soldiers. Light and Ice Plant Among the busy institutions of tbe city is numbered the Ice and Light plant. The all night light service is a valuable addi tion, and with tbe addition of an other big Fairbanks-Morse en gine, just installed, Manager Gerow advises that tbey will gladly add day service, as soon as tbe demand justifies. Perhaps the most popular part of the institution these warm , days is the Ice plant. , Meade ice v is rapidly gaining io popularity and is retailing for fiftyeents per hundred at the plant or any where in the city in 100-pound lots, or sixty cents per hundred in less quantities. A saving of nearly half tbe amount formerly paid for shipped io ice. A new "Henry" is tbe important factor" in prompt delivery. , Tbe quality of Meade ice is up to that of any in the slate. Tbe first had a white appearance caused frjom air in the water. Machinery bas been installed to remove this. A cooling tower is the only im provement at tbe plant mcom- ' plete at this time. ' Open Air Meetings The first of tbe union open Bir meetings wss held on tbe Court House lawn last Sunday evening The service was a patriotic one, flags a id bun '.ing pret'oainating in tbe decorations. . Veterans of '61 who were present were seat ed on tbe platform . Next Sunday evening a Con quest service will be held by the churches of tbe community.. A special musical program is in progress. seed on account of its quality. Wheat which will yield only three to six bushels an acre, while useful for flour of the poor er grades could not be used prof itably for seed. The estimate of 2,500,000 bushels was on what wheat would be needed in addi tion to that grown in each county. Tbe importations will probably be around 5,000,000 bushels. The experts from the agricul tural college, who have been vis iting tbe bard winter wheat fields in all parts of tbe state now esti mate tbat they have found not less than 5,000 bushels of really good hard Red Turkey winter wheat seed, of such fine quality tbat there could be no mistake n sowing it. It is tbe best qual ity that, could be obtained in Kansas.