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COUNTY The Only Dcmociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XVIII. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1917. NUMBER 42. MEADE Rev. J. N. Stamper Passes Eighty-Ninth Mile-stone Last Thursday. October 11th Rev. J. N. Stamper celebrated his 89th birthday. Six o'clock dinner was served to relatives and a few close friends. He re ceived a number of gifts from his children and others; his birth day cake, presented to him by his son, J. I. Stamper, wife, and daughter, Jamie, received many compliments. In the center of the big cake, waved the Ameri can flag, and clustered around it were eighty-nine tiny candles, each one. representing a mile stone. Those of bis children, gathered about bim to assist in celebrating the event were: J. I. Stamper and family, and Miss Bettie Stamper, of Meade, and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Fenton, of Wichita. The other children: John, of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. A. G.C.Bierer, of Guthrie, Ok lahoma, and Mrs. E. F. Tebbe, of Perry, Oklahoma, with their families, were unable to be pres ent, but wired congratulations. Close friends present were: Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Fiek, and Mrs. S. A. Adams. ' Mr. Stamper is among Meade's most highly respected citizens, and has lived a useful life. Con sidering his age, bis health is good, and it is the wish of The' News, along with his many friends, tbat be may be permit ted to spend many more years among us. The Wheat Price Explained Mr. and Mrs.T. A. Fenton, of Wichita, are spending this week at the Rev. J. N. Stamper home. Old Folk Day Neit Sunday will be Old Folk's Day at the M. E. church and a special program is being ar ranged. Rev. J. N. Stamper, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday,' will preach the ser mon. A general invitation is ex tended to all to attend. $10.00 REWARD For information leadingto the apprehension of the party who has been stealing milk from the residence of Rev. J. N. Stamper. J. I. Stamper. Owing to the advance in the price af all materials and sup plies, the Southwest Telephone Company has deemed it advis able to raise the rent on phones and has made amplication to the' i - i Public Utilities Commission for'onlya a hearing.'wbich is set for No- price fr next 3'car not be vember 14th at one o'clock in the , ,ess than that but it may be courtroom. The official notice j $2.00 or more. xx appears elsewhere in this issue Although there has been much said by way of explaining the government price of wheat, many people are still asking for infor mation on the subject, and this is not at a 11 strange, for the prob lem of price fixing byv the gov ernment is entirely new to our country. The price now is $2.20 at Chi cago for No. 1 wheat of the dif ferent varieties. This price was determined by a committee of twelve selected by the president, the membership of the commit I tee beiugcomposed of two prom inent economists, two represen tatives of organized labor, two representative of big business, two presidents of state agricul tural colleges, three representa tives of organized agriculture and one individual farmer. There were on the committee four men actually engaged in farming. The price of $2.20 for No. i wheat at Chicago is a fixed price for the 1917 crop and will not be changed before July 1, 1918. The government will buy all wheat offered at that price, provided there are no other buyers who will pay that nJuch, but will not permit any buyer to pay more, so tbat, although the govern ment may not buy, all of the wheat, yet this price is a fixed price tbat will be paid bv all buy ers and which will be made neith er more nor less. ' In the legislation establiseing food control the Congress placed a minimum guarantee price on the 1918 wheat crop. This min lmnm, below which the price can not go, is $2 00. The price of $2 00 is only a minimum guarantee. It will be come effective Julv 1, 1918 and continue in effect until Mav 1. 1919. It will not be changed or withdrawn. It is not a rule of the Food Administration, but an act of Congress. No matter bow large the crop raised next year may be, if there are not other buyers for the wheat who will offer $2 00 the government must take it at that price. On the other hand, if costs of produc tion increase or there is a light yield, or if for any other reason the costs of production are un duly high or the demand is very urgent, the price may be above $2.00 as it is now. The present price of $2.00 is a fixed price tnat will not be chang erl in any way until July 1, 1918. f he $2 00 price for next year is minimum. ' The actual Old Time Grand Ball Phelps Opera House t V Friday, October 26 I Begins with Grand March promptly at 8:30 PROGRAM Waltz Quadrille Schottish Quadrille Two Step Virginia Reel Tag Wait Quadrille Circle Two Step , Rye Waltz Sicilian Circle , Old Dan Tucker Newport Six Extras Heme Sweet Home RECEPTION COMMITTEE Bro. Buip, Judge Marrs, John Wood, Mr6. Stamper, Mildred Johnston, Mrs. Harper ' FLOOR COMMITTEE Jack Roberts, Jim Stamper, Bill Gibbons, Bert Phelps FIDDLERS Walter McDonald, Claude Ragland, Tom Hotr, Frank Marrs, G. S. Kelley, J. M. Wood Oyster supper will be served at the Schmoker Cafe. Admission: Dancing Tickets $1.00, Spectators 25c. Liberty Day Proclamation Dr. Gier Locates A Wheat Bee of The News. There was a decided change in the weather Wednesday even ing, accompanied by a severe dust storm from -the north and a very noted lowering of the temperature; all a rather ungen tle reminder that winter is not far off. Notice to Guarantors Ail Chautauqua jruarantors are requested to call at The First National Dank and pay their share of Chautauqua indebtness which amounts to $1 25 for each guarantor. Notice Dr. Alf. G.Sonntag.of the Fow ler Hospital, will be in Meade, at Mrs. Baxter's, first door south of Wolfe's garage, on Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 12 to 3:00 p. m. Will give spinal treatment, massage, electric-via-brator and violet ray treatments. City and country calls answered promptly. Meade phone 227, Fowler phone 21. There is said to be a gang of peddlers selling oil and greases throughout this country and get ting an extra good price for the same. An investigation of the matter shows that the local deal ers are selling the same stuff at lower prices than the stranger. An established dealer in, town with years of experience in buy ing and selling and with all the facilities and knowledge tbat tie years have brought him is in a position to make better prices than a merchant with only one line of goods. Be careful of peddlers. Bucklin Banner. Dr. W. J. Gier, "of Hepler, Kansas, has located in Meade, having taken the practice of Dr. Koush. Dr. Gier is a native A card of thanks. "The Lo-d loveth a cheerful yiver" and I surely feel thankful to the nine men who came in mv Kansan, and a graduate of the , t'e!1 !as' Thursday, October 1 It!i Kansas State Normal and of the w,,1 'heir teams and drilled 130 Hahneman Medical College, of acres of wheat for me; and es Chicago. He will have his cfrice : peciaUj- to Mr. John Boldcing for in the McGuire bulding, and will gettijjg ui the Bee. I am also practice both medicine and sur I thankful to the ladies for brirtg gery. Dr. Gier come well rec- 'ng baskets of such dehc.ojs ommended, is a gentleman of j things to eat. As my husband pleasing manner, and from all;"'3- laid away the 27th of last appearances, good qualities, and j June. I am left alone with only my little twelve; ear son, and very much appreciate this kind ness and help. The second , Liberty Loan gives the people of the United States another opportunity to lend their funds to their govern ment to sustain their country at war. The might of the United States is being mobilized and organized to strike a mortal blow at autoc racy in defense of outraged American rightsandof the cause of liberty. Billions of dollars are required to arm feed and clothe the brave men who are go ing forth to fight our country's battles and to assist the nations with whom we are making a com mon cause against a common foe. To subscribe to the Libertv Loan is to perform a service of patriotism. Now, therefore, J, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do appoint Wednesday, the 24th day of Oc tober, as Liberty Day, and urge and advise the people toassemble in their respective communities and pledge to one another and to the government that represents them tbe fullest measure of fi nancial support. On the after noon of that dav 1 request tbat patriotic meetings be held in ev ery city, town, and bamlet thru- out the land, under the general direction of the Secretary of the lreasury and the immediate di rection of the Liberty Loan com mittees which bave been organiz ed by the federal reserve banks, The people responded nobly to the call of the first Liberty Loan with an oversu bscription of more than fifty percent. Let the re sponse to tbe second loan be even greater and let tbe amount be so large that i! will serve to hearten the men who are to face the Gre of battle for us. Let the result be so impressive and emphatic that it will echo throughout the empire of our enemy as an idea of what America intendsto do to bring this war to a victorious conclusion. For the purpose of participat- ingin Liberty Day celebration all employees of the federal govern ment throughout the country where services can be snared may be excused at 12 o'clock Wednesday, live 24th of October. In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Woodrow Wilson. By the l'rcs.dent Kobert Lansing, Secretary of State. No Jury Cases Will Be Tried This Term Elsewhere in this issue of Tbe News appears a list Of the cases to be heard at the regular Octob er term of the Distict Cout. It has been decided tbat only those requiring no jury will be called i mis time, ana tne jury cases will be heard at an adjourned day. This pian has been decid ed upon, due to tbe fact that many of the regular iurymen are busy harvesting row crops and getting their ground ready for wheat, while others are in the midst of sowing. A delay at this time, might mean a crop failure, and since it is important that every grain of wheat pos sible be planted, it was decided not to require these men to leave this important workat this time, but to allow them to first finish their task and at a later date, when the wheat is all planted, to fulfill their obligation as jurors. Where no row crop was plant ed and tbe wheat was sowed early, it is up and looks fine. It is tbe opinion of the experienced wheat raisers that a good crop will be raisen next year. in all probability receive h good share of practice. The News welcomes Dr. Gier to Meade. Mrs. Sieila Wallace. Busing & Schuhmacber are The case of the State of Kan advertising a big sale for Octob- Ms V' eet chare1 er 25th in to day's News. Thev T" . "e murutr OI eii,e "vers . c . . , the Grant county school teacher, have some extra fine stock listed . . before the Kansas Supreme Court the first of this month. Card of Thanks We desire to thank all our neighbors and friends who so willingly assisted us during the illness and at the death of our ioved one, also for the beautiful floral offerings but the decision has not yet been announced. Sweet was tried in the Hamilton county District, Court, found guilty and sentenc ed to life imprisonment. Motion for a new trial was over-ruled Mrs. J. D. Dalgarn and famiiy i and his sentence commenced on Mrs. M. L. Dalgarn June s, 1915. Sweet appealed to W, H. Dalgarn and family j the Supreme court November 20 Mrs. Mollie Lawrence V)l. Rabbits Will Help Win The latest thing to be credited with helpiijg to win the war is tbe Kansas jack rabbit. Koon Beck, of Hutchinson, has a con tract Irom the United Slates Government to furnish ttnears of rabbits He also expects to sell them in eastern cities for meat He will send out buvers who will offer ten cents each for all rabbits delivered in good con dition. In counties where there is a bounty paid for the ears', they can be cut off and the rab bit sold for the same price. They will be shipped to Hutch inson where they will be dress ed, wrapped in paper,' packed a dozen in a box. The rabbit season will not op en until cool weather. It is es timated that 100,000 sheep could be fed on the crops jdestroyed by tbe Western Kansas rabbits. It is estimated that there are! at least 5,000,000 rabbits in the western half of Kansas. I Epworth League Convention The Epwortb League Conven tion was a splendid success. There were 104 registered dele gates. The program was big: and intensely interesting all tbe way through., ht. Kirk's lec ture Friday ' night ' was a moet masterful and scholarly setting forth of The Present Crisis, and also an unveilincr of what the future is bound to be following the trend of present movements. M. Merle Smith on Saturday nigbtin a clear and carefully thought out address told how-to' answer in our own lives Tbe Eternal Question. It was a strong address. One that will not easily be foreotten. His thoughts stick. The maia points of tbe address were, think clcai ly; feel deeply; act consistantly. Rev. Henry preached a most powerful sermon Sunday morn ing, and Rev. Huddlestone's lec ture on the Phillippines Sunday night was an.exceedingly inter esting close to tbe Convention. The delegates expressed them selves as highly pleased with the convention, the people, the town, and their treatment The League extends siucere thanks to all who in any wry have help ed, either by entertaining dele gates, giving the use of their auto to meet trains or lor the Sociability Run, or who by their presence and willing spirit ad-' ded to the enjoyment of every occasion. Without this help the ' Convention could not have been the success it was. We are grateful. , Xx Old Time Dance On Friday evening, October 26th, at the opera house, the members of the Home guards and the Red Cross will give an Old Time dance. It is the in tention of the committee to bave as many of the old tine dancers present as possible and tbe great er part of tbe evening will be de voted to the dances of those years, as will be seen by tbe pro gram published elsewhere. A part of the' program has also been given to tbe younger danc ers, as will be seen by the "ex tras". A good time is assured tad a general invitation extend ed to all to be present.