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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE. KANSAS.
New Happenings in Pongee Suits
Just whnt will hnppen to the pongee
street suit this year Is n question that
receives a very satisfactory nnswer
In the lntest arrival In Unit line. It
is a street suit In which pongee In the
natural color Is bordered with the
same silk In black. Those who aspire
to smart styles for midsummer will
recognize on excellent achievement In
this combination. Black used In just
!the right proportion with sedate colors,
Iglves them a distinction that nothing
In this suit the skirt Is a forerunner
of promised styles for autumn. It is
ia little shorter than spring models. It
(hnngs In the most uncompromising of
ietralght lines, emphasized by box
iplalts, very thoroughly pressed Into
place. The black pongee Is set against
the natural light ecru color In a border
inbout eight Inches wide.
The coat is plain as to Its body, with
la panel effect at the front, below the
belt, which Is of pongee. There are
iflat pockets at each side, faced with
Iblack at the top and cut In a diagonal
lacross the bottom. Straight cuffs.'
turned back at the top, are faced with
black also. The wide epaulette collar
Is cut Into revers at the front and bor
dered with black across the back. In
the buttons the order of things Is re
versed and the natural pongee becomes
the border. They fasten under loops
Just the right sort of hat for this
suit might be either a panama or
bangkok trimmed with overlapping
bows of narrow ribbon, like that shown
In the picture.
Gingham for Golf.
When all's said and done it's a nice
thing to be able to throw a dress you
have played golf In all day bodily Into
the soapsuds, and that Is why plaid
gingham Is having such a success at
fashionable golf links. These cotton
dresses are as simple as can be made
shirtwaist' style, with rather scant.
skirts tucked so that they hold their
place. Some have Turkish petticoats
beneath of the same material or of
mllanese silk In color to match the
FOR MINIMUM WAGE
For All Hours of the Day
' U r " v
for every day and out of doors the
little miss in city or country cannot
have anything better suited to her
needs than the plain gingham dress
pictured here. It Is 'cut on boyish
lines and worn over bloomers of the
same material. It has a panel down
the front, buttoning to one side with
white buttons and striped collar, cuffs,
and belt of gingham In the same color
of the dress, with white stripes.
There are some less robust, but very
useful and pretty little dresses made
of chambray in pink or blue, light yel
low and pale green, with short bodices
of white dimity and the chambray
skirts either plaited or shirred on to
them. Their charms for the youthful
are re-enforced by pockets enticingly
decorated with little chicks, or birds,
or even buby rabbits and squirrels,
done In cross-stitch embroidery. Sleeves
In these dresses are short, sam
ple needlework stitches, the best liked'
of all embellishments. Cross-stitch,
feather stitch, buttonhole stitch, and
33st plain running stitches in colored
cotton, seem exactly suited to the
childish air of these little .frocks.
Rnjrllsh nnlnsook, ' with little tucks
and vnl lace used for adornment. Is
Sot U present favored for the dainti
est of dresses for little folks. Silk
sweater-coats, like that shown In the
picture, are almost replicas of those
that grown-ups wear with their
dresses. This one Is In blue, with
white collar, cuffs and sash, and be
sides making its wearer happy being
so much like a grown-up lady Id It
It tempers the cool air of morning or
evening, or the beach breezes to the
white clad little lady.
For seashore- Wear, .says the Dry
Goods Economist, many silk capes
have been brought out In plain and
novelty tussah, In taffetas and in
satins, together with some sheer silk
crepes. These "beach capes," as they
are frequently called, are being made
up In all the popular colorings, as welj
as In dainty evening shades. The
very smartest capes are of satin and
are fur lined.
Girl Clerks Deny Contention of
Employers that it Kills
BOARD IS TAKING TESTIMONY
Girls Declare That They Cannot Live
Decently on $6 a Week To Con
French romnnlsnrv education laws
apply to all children between six ta4
twelve years of age.
. Twenty girls, clerks in Topeka
stores, denied the assertions of their
employers that a minimum wage
would destroy the efficiency of a girl
beginning work in a store. The mer
cantile board of the Industrial Wel
fare Commission called in a large
number of girls and each was asked
this question: ;
"In the event a minimum wage
were ordered, do you think it would
tend to keep you from studying and
trying to learn how to be a better
clerk than if you did not know that at
a certain time you would receive an
increase in. wages?"
Every girl, those making $6 a week
and those who are, now paid more
than $100 a month, answered this
question tn the negative. There was
no quibbling or hesitancy in the an
During the hearing before the same
board recently several Topeka mer
chants and some from other places
explained that their chief objection to
the minimum wage was not that it
would injure the business, but that it
would work an injury to the girls.
All the girls asserted it was impos
sible for them to get enough to eat
and have decent clothes for $6 a
week. There was no chance for
amusement or saving on less than $7
or $8 a week.
Every girl receiving less than fS a
week who appeared before the com
mission was in debt for her clothing.
They bought the clothing on Install
ments and paid for it at a dollar a
week, sometimes less.
The board has concluded its hear
lng in Topeka. It will hold hearings
In Hiawatha, Wellington, Wichita,
Kansas City, and in several cities of
the second and third classes before it
completes the work and determines
what a minimum wage should be for
the women workers in the Kansas
Stricken on Golf Links. William B
Throckmorton, 55 years old, one of the
wealthiest men in Wichita, suffered a
stroke of paralysis recently while play
ing golf, and died the same night.
Killed in Baseball Game. Michael
J. Ternes, a bank employee, was kill
ed in a ball game at St. Marks, a Cath
olic settlement near Wichita recently,
when another player ran into him, the
injury causing a hemorrhage. He was
22 years old.
May Have New Hotel. It. H. Dean,
a Kansas City hotel m,an, Is expected
at Eldorado to consult with the,. local
committee In regard to the hotel El
dorado is projecting. The plans call
for a 125,000 hotel.
Car Strike Ends. Cars of the Jop
lln & Pittsburg Railway Company
started running again after a suspen
sion of service of four days. The
Btrike of the engineers at the power
houses of the company was ended by
Doctor an Officer. Dr. Harrison W.
Wright of Enterprise, formerly of
Overland Park, has been commissioned
a first lieutenant in the medical offi
cers' reserve crops.
Chaplain to Y. M. C. A. Work. Dr.
James Naismith, head of the K. U.
department of physical education, has
resigned as chaplain of the First Kan
sas infantry, national guard, and will
do war work with the International
Y.'M. C. A.
For Wheat, $106 an Acre. Lyon
County's highest wheat yield so far is
forty-eight and three-tenths bushels to
the acre, grown on twenty-four and
one-half acres. The total was 1,182
bushels. It sold at $2.20 a bushel, to
Editor to Go to War. W. H. Wood
house, editor of the Valley Center In
dex, and representative in the state
legislature from the North Sedgwick
County District, will leave his paper
or sell It and join the army.
Chetopa to Organize Company.
The little town of Chetopa, in the
southeast corner of Labette county,
is organizing a supply company for
the First field artillery. Lieutenant
Donald of Iola Is the recruiting of
ficer in charge of the enlistments.
Killed In Fort Riley Trench. Huf
bert Devore, 10 years old, of Junction
City, was killed when he fell into a
trench at the Fort Riley cantonment
site, directly in ihe path of a ditch
digging machine. .
New Land Bank Secretary. Jahn
B. McManus of Santa I'e, N. M., has
arrived in- Wichita to be secretary of
the Wichita Federal Land Bank. He
succeeds T. J. Guilfoyle, who has" been
made chief Inspector for federal land
banks witb beadqua rters in Washing
URGED TO PLANT ON SHARES
Farmers and Business Men Agree This
is Fairest Way of Putting in
That the gambling spirits still exists
in Kansas, even among the church go
ing farmers, is evidenced by their at
titude In regard to the big wheat drive
just launched by the state council of
defense. It hud been planned to make
a campaign for 10,000,000 acres of
wheat this fall and the council sent
out feelers to find just how the seed
wheat proposition should be handled.
Two schemes were suggested: One
to loan money direct to the farmers
with which to buy seed and the other
to stake the farmers on a crop share
basis. Many farmers in various parts
of the state were sounded. In nearly
every instance the farmer would scorn
the plan to borrow money direct to pay
for the seed. He had money enough,
so he said, as a rule, to plant the nor
mal acreage, but he didn't propose to
borrow to Increase his acreage. Ha
was willing to put up his land and
his work against another man's seed
and then take his chances. In most
oases the farmers were willing to give
one-fifth the crop for the seed. Some
even offered to give one-fourth the
it also developed in the survey taken
that the city men who were expected
to put up the cash, for the loan fund
preferred to take a gamble on the crop
share basis rather than loan their
money direct to farmers at a reason
able rate of Interest. The gambling
spirit appealed to them. If the crop
were a failure they would lose their
seed and the farmer his work; if an
average crop were harvested the city
man would get back about two bushels
for every one he furnished for seed; if
it were a bumper crop he would get
back from six to eight times as much
as he put in.
With the game of chance so popular
on both sides the council of defense is
now arranging to makep one big
"jack pot" to throw in on the crop
share plan.' The jack pot will be nan
died by a, committee of well known
business men and bankers and every
patron of the game will be given a
square deal and fare the same as every
other patron either in profits or lot ses.
WIND STORM AT PITTSBURG
Two Persons Seriously Injured When
Their House was Destroyed Heavy
Damage to Property.
A windstorm which at tiroes devel
oped cyclonic tendencies injured two
persons, one of them probably fatally,
and did extensive damage near and
in Pittsburg at 6 o'clock the other
night. The small settlement of Kirk
wood, two miles south of PittBburg,
bore the brunt of the storm. ' There
a house in which there were six per
sons, was completely wrecked, being
turned over and thrown against an
other house. Mrs. Lulu Friend of
Pittsburg is believed to have suffered
a broken back and other injuries from
which she will die. She is thirty years
old. Her Muall son, who was with her
in the house, was not injured. Or
ville Kodgers, 21, employe of a steam
shovel company, received a fractured
skull and other injuries, but It is be
lieved he will recover. The house was
the home of Earl Trisler. Mrs. Trls
ler, sister of Mrs. Friend, and her
two small children were in the house,
but wore not injured.
Electric, telegraph and telephone
poles were blown down by the wind,
making communication impossible for
some time after the storm. Reports
to Pittsburg Indicated that the storm
first dipped down to earth about seven
miles southwest of Pittsburg. At
Chicopee, a mile west of Kirkwod,.two
or three buildings were wrecked. A
path about a mile In width was made
as far ns Pittsburg. Much minor dam
age was done In the city. -
Killed in a Runaway. The 8-year-old
son of Jesse Morgan, a farmer near
Augusta, was killed when a team ran
away with a wagon on which he was
riding, overturning it and crushing
Made an Artillery Major. Maj.
Bruce Griffith of the Wichita National
Guards has been made major of a
battery of field artillery over six hun
dred men. For eight years he has
been chief in charge of rrdnnm;e in
Kansas and supervisor of small arms
Olathe Pioneer Dead. Jonathan
Milllkan, 90 years old, Is dead at
Olathe of heart trouble. He was a
native of Monroe county, Indiana, and
came from Iowa to Olathe in 1857,
driving a team and wagon. He built
the first house on toe Olathe town
site, a building that is still standing.
Free Delivery for Greensburg.
Greenburg's postmaster has' been offi
cially notified that Greensburg would
have free city mall delivery beginning
Record in Wheat. Two hundred
acres of wheat on the Oren Smith
farm at Valley Center are averaging
fifty bushels of high grade wheat to
the acre. Farmers say this is a Kan
sas record. Seven measured . acres'
yielded sixty-eight bushels to the acre.
New Head for Baker. Dr. Samuel
A. Lough of the University of Denver
was elected president of Baker Uni
versity at . Baldwin, succeeding Dr.
Wilbur N. Mason, who recently re
signed to accept a place on the Kan
sas state board of contra'.
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f tinrtiheStomadis and Bowels
T xoe nW SLEEl"
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know Thai
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
tmi nrraun Mann, wM vim
Canada's Liberal Offer of
Wheat Land to Settlers
is open to you to every farmer or farmer's son
wno is anxious to esiauusn lur
himself a happy home and
prosperity. Canada's hearty
invitation this year is more attractive
than ever. Wheat is much higher but
her fertile farm land just as cheap; and
in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskat
chewan and Alberta
160 Am Homcittili An Actntllr Fnt U Settltn
tai Other Un4 Soli tt fnm $15 to $20 per Acn
The great demand fot Canadian Wheat will
keep lip the price. Where a fanner can get
near ti for wheat and rai.e 20 to 45 buahela to
the acre he ia bound to m.ko money that'a
what you can expect tn Wealern Canada. Won-
derful yield alto of Oatt, Barley and Flax.
Mixed rarminsT in western Canada la lUUy at
profitable an industry as grain raiting.
Tti eiw11nt g rntiftM, frill of nutrition, are tn only
food reqwlriMj cltbr for bPM or 'dairy purponrti
exnellent, Thre Is an tin nana I dnmand for farm
labor to replace the many young men who have
Vnliintesrad for the war. Write for literati. r and
particular as to rrdueM railway rates to ttupt. of
lai migration, Ottawa, Can. or to
2012 Main St., Kansas City, Mov
Canadian Governrrient Affpnt ,
Biff I'd go a great wuy for a girl
Huff Well, she'll give you your
walking pnpers nil right If you try to
win her. Town Topics,
RED CROSS BALL BLUE.
That's the Idea. A pure blue, true
blue, no dope. Gives to clothes a clear
white, whiter than snow. Be careful,
use the best. Large package, sold by
good grocers only, 6 cents. Ask for It
"The fanner Is more thought of
"You hot. Instead of putting liny
seed In his hair they are iri'puring
laurels for his brow."
Are Usually Remarkably Soft and
Clear Trial Free.
Make Cutlcura Sonp your every-day
toilet Sonp, and assist it now and then
as needed by touches of Cutlcura Oint
ment to soften, soothe and heal. Noth
ing better to inuke the complexion
clear, scalp free from dandruff and
bands soft and white.
Free sample each by mail with Book.
Address postcard, Cutlcura, DepL L
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
Frank About It
"To what do you owe your success,
"I hardly know. My friends sny It
was an accident nitd my folks seem to
think tt was a fluke."
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen
eral Tonic because it contains the well
knowo tonic properties ot 'QUININE sod
IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out
Malaria. Enriches the Blood and Builds
op the Whole' System. 50 cents.
"What Is a sinking fund, Johnny?"
'TVs bank ' account w hen the bills
begin to come In."
Sold His Heirship.
Bobby, for once, expressed; 'great
Interestln the, sermon.' "l''niu,y ftj'Jng
mm'hlnes being mentioned In the' Bi
ble I" he wild. I
"But are they?" !'
"Why, didn't the vlcnr sny. Esao
sold his heirship to his brother, Ja
cob?" London Tit-Hits.
Druggist's Experience With
I have handled and sold Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Koot fur some time and have
heard customers claim that it bad pro- ,
duced very satisfactory results in differ
ent ailments of the kidneys, liver and
bladder. I have nothing but favorable
reports at hand and my personal opin
ion is that there is not anything on the
market that will equal Swamp-Hoot for
dineaae of the kidneys, liver and bladder .
and I know of a physician who is a very
strong believer in the merits of Swamp
Boot. Very truly yours,
THE J. M. WATTS MERC. STORE;
J. M. WATTS. .
Sept. 20, 1016. Wattsville, Mist.
Prove Whit Swtmp-Root Will Do For Yea
Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co,
Ringhamton, N. Y., for a sample site
bottle. It will convince anyone. Yea
will nlno receive a booklet of valuable
information, telling about the kidneys
and bladder. When writing, be sure snd
mention this paper. Regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles for sale at all
drug stores. Adv.
"They must huve led a hollow Ufa,
80AP 18 STRONGLV ALKALINE
and constant use will burn out the
scalp. Cleanse the scalp by shampoo
ing with "La Creole" Hair Dressing,
end darken. In the natural wry, those
ogly, grizzly balra. Price, 11.00. Adv.
A woman Is always telling a men
that she can't understand a lot of
things that she knows more about than
WOMAN'8 CROWNING. GLORY
Is her hair. - If yours Is streaked with
ugly, grizzly, gray hairs, use "La Cre
ole" Hulr Dressing and change It la
the natural way. Price fl.OO. Adv.
No Wonder. '
"She says her husband can't even
keep her In iln nioney", , ( '
"I know, but she, buys.tllampnd pins.".
The Siberian railway. Is the longest
In tiro -world.. Its total length is 4,785'
Be loving nftd 'you will never wap,
for love. . " . '
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Bflfrwibei Rprtorer Marine U a Favurlte 1
S Treatment for Urea that reel dry and smart. 2
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I Bold at Drag and Optical Sloraa or bj Mall.
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