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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 ican excel. 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 of silk. 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 groundwork. FOR MINIMUM WAGE For All Hours of the Day ' U r " v lai 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. Beach Capet, 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 Ambition. BOARD IS TAKING TESTIMONY Girls Declare That They Cannot Live Decently on $6 a Week To Con tinue Hearings. 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 swers either. 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 stores. 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 an agreement. 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 taling $2,000.40. 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 Wheat Crop. 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 crop. 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 him. 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 practice. 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 September 1. 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'. t zZ " 1 1 - --"r- r i' ' " "i 3;? it rnum.-n PER CENT. 1 AVoioinWdVcDaraliotifiirAs- 'similatinUicroodtiyncgula-i f tinrtiheStomadis and Bowels ThcrcbyPromoUnificstion ChcctfuIncssandRcslContat nclmGrOplam,forPhlnenor Jincrol.NoTloTIC i t..nfidDomedYfoT ConfupationandDiarrhoca and Fcvcnsmi"- T xoe nW SLEEl" nultJnilhercfromjnjnfancy XaxCwCoWANfi NEW WW r 1 For Infants and Children. Mothers Know Thai Genuine Castoria Always Bears Signati the IfJF w Exact Copy of Wrapper. ; In Use For Over Thirty Years 1 it 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 UoodRctioolM.churi'heis,DiarkntaoonTentMil,cUumie 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 G.A.COOK 2012 Main St., Kansas City, Mov Canadian Governrrient Affpnt , Cardiac Pedeatrlanlsm. Biff I'd go a great wuy for a girl like that. 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 today. Adv. Popular Hero. "The fanner Is more thought of now." "You hot. Instead of putting liny seed In his hair they are iri'puring laurels for his brow." CUTICURA COMPLEXIONS 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, Mr. Wampum?" "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 Take Grove's 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. Sinks Rapidly. "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 Kidney Medicine 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. Not Necessarily. "They must huve led a hollow Ufa, they must." "Who must?" "Those cavemen." 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 he does. 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' miles. ... Be loving nftd 'you will never wap, for love. . " . ' Iff Aa au'wiwiiniiiiimiiininnmnttii fvJTJE! Murine Is for Tired Eyes, f E IVlOVIOS Red Eye Sore Eyes 5 Urannlated Bjelldi. Hanta J Bflfrwibei Rprtorer Marine U a Favurlte 1 S Treatment for Urea that reel dry and smart. 2 Oi-e juar Byef a much of your loTlnit oar a s at roar Teeth od with the mime renalarltjr. 3 i USE F08 IHM. T0U C0T BUT HE EYE 51 i I Bold at Drag and Optical Sloraa or bj Mall. ait Muriat Er tauri Co, Cnluto, to Fin look SimiMHiiim iiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iihuuiiimiumI