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Save The Waste and Win The War
The Only Dcraociatic Paper In Meade County
Official County Paper
Meade Chautauqua, August 10
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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
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
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.
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.
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
' 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
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
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
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

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