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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE, KANSAS.
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One summer day he was rowing along In his boat, when n dory contain ing five or sis young summer people was coptlzed near him. Naturally there were scrennis nnU wild confu sion, in the midst of , which Lovy rowed over to (he scene of the disas ter and said placidly to the young peo ple who were clinging to the boat, screnmlng for help: "Hadn't you better git In?" IMITATION IS SINCEREST FLATTERY but like counterfeit money the imita tion has not the worth of the original. Insist on "La Creole" Hair Dressing It's the original. Darkens your hair In the natural way, but contains no dye. Price $1.00. Adv. Had Permission. 1 Little Klnloy had been told repent edly not to take things to ent with out permission. Ills mother found him one day with two pieces of lout sugar In his hands while he was Just swallowing another. "Oh, Klnley," she said, "I told you never to take things without nsking for thein." Raising a happy face to her, he said, "And I didn't, mother; I usked myself und myself said yes." r ; HEAL BABY RASHES that Itch, Burn and Torture With Cutl. f cura Trial Free. A hot Cutlcura Soap bath Is soothing to Irritated skins when followed by a gentle application of Cutlcura Oint ment. Use Cutlcura for every-day toi let preparations to prevent such trou bles. After this treatment baby sleeps mother rests and healment follows, t free sample each by mall with Book. Address postcard, Cutlcura, Dept. L, Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv. Polite Camouflage. -m.nl nn Idiot Jlmsby It I" "Don't be so brutal. Why not call him a German diplomat?" i He Sticks Around. Visitor Is Mr. Henpeck home? Maid Yes; Mrs. Henpeck has not gone away yet. Unreal pleasures of life are the most expensive. This Is a sour world for the man with a sour disposition. When Your Eyes Need Care Try Murine Eye Remedy Ho Smarting - Jnsi Kye Comfort. 60 eDt M Druggist! or mn.lL Writ fur Freo Book. tCJUMJE BY. BXIiUSOX GO.. CHICAGO A DASTARDLY CRIME Assailant Enters Parsons Home and Attempts to Wipe Out Entire Family. THE MOTHER AND SON KILLED Two Little Daughters of Mrs. H. O. Wick Dangerously Wounded One Arrest Made. ' Mrs. H. O. Wick, 36 years old, and her Bon, Harlan, 11 years old, were shot and killed In their home at Par sons by an unknown man. A daugh ter, Winifred, 7 years old, was shot through the abdomen and died later, and another daughter, Genevieve, 9 years old, was shot through the thigh. H. O. Wick, a traveling salesman for a Joplln bakery company, was In Heuryetta, Ok., and was apprised of the murder of his wife and son. Mrs. Wck' and her Bon were shot about 3:30 o'clock In the morning. The murderer then entered the room where the two girls had been sleeping and fired at them. He then ran out of the house. Mrs. Wick lived about five hours after she bad been shot. She could' give no clew to the' murderer beyond telling that he was a large man who wore a white mask over his face. Genevieve Wick said that they were awakened by the shots fired at their mother and brother and then the man came into their room and fired at them. As he went down the steps, she says, he said: "This is I," or some thing that sounded like it. Neighbors who were aroused by the shots saw the man fleeing down the street. So far as is known the Wick fam ily has no enemies and the mother and the girls were at a loss for the motive in the shooting. Bloodhounds later pointed out a strawstack where someone had slept and where a mask was found. Thex then went to the home of a laborer, who, the officers stated, might be the man wanted. A pair of bloody over alls and a pair of pliers were found, they stated. The laborer Is being held in the county Jail. Cudahy to Build in Wichita. Plans have been drawn at Omaha, Neb., by the Cudahy Tacking Company for the erection of a new beef packing house in Wichita in the neir future. Offi cials of the company slated that the plant will' cost about $500,000. Legislator Dies. C. T. Goodler, rep resentative from Logan county in the last two sessions of the state legisla ture, died suddenly at Oakley, re cently. Start Survey of New Electric. The survey of the Wichita to Eldorado In terurban has begun between Eldorado and Augusta. It has been completed from Augusta to WInfield and all the right of way bought. The building of the road will be started this year. -k Four Deaths at Funston. Four deaths have resulted from cases of spinal, meningitis .among the pen at Camp Funston, national army canton ment, it was announced at the base hospital there. Thirty-nine cases have been reported, It was added. The four deaths occurred, it was said, and only the names of the men were available. They were announced as Sam J. Mar tin, Willis Tace, Carl Jarboe and El mer J. Morrell. Their records are being traced. Every precaution Is be ing taken, it was aaid at the base hospital, to segregate men as soon as they are discovered to have contract ed the disease, and companies in which case. have been found have been quarantined. Favor Coal Shipments. Preferen tial movement of coal over all other commodities handled in open top cars will be sought by fuel directors of the Mid-West states as a result of the leeting of the Kansas Fuel Adminis trator's Advisory Board. This action was urged on the government by the board and a meeting has been called for the fuel administrators of six states, to be held at Kansas City. The administrators will discuss their work there and if necessary go on to Washington to lay their plans before Dr. Harry Garfield, national fuel ad ministrator. Land Brought $190 an Acre. The highest price paid for land in Harvey county outside of the city limits was reached when Fred Haiber purchased forty-seven acres of T. F. Burrows for $190 an acre. Meningitis Fatal to Soldier. Cor poral Alexander Christie of Fort Leav enworth is dead of meningitis, accord ing to unofficial but authoritative in formation. This Is the first time the disease has appeared there. Baked 700 Pies for Troops. When two troop trains, filled with more than one thousand men, arrived at Good land the other day they found seven hundred home-made pies waiting for them. The local Red Cross had heard of their coming, and women baked the pies as the feature of a brief entertainment. Atchison Firemen on Strike. Eight of the fourteen men in Atchison's fire department went out on strike the other day, leaving Atchison without adequate fire protection. MANY DEFECTIVE CHILDREN Only Ten Per Cent of Kansas School Children are in First Class Condition. More than 90 per cent of Kansas school children are physically defec tive in some way and are in need of physical, mental, medical or dental treatment. This statement was made by Dr. Lydla A. DeVilbiss, director of child hygiene, Kansas state board of health, in pleading for better health conditions for school children. "That 90 per cent of school children who suffer from physical defects which are mostly preventable or rem ediable and that a considerable per centage of those children are not in physical condition to take the fullest advantage of the education which is provided for them and are not in physical condition to be developed to their fullest capacity, represents an incalculable economic and social ex travagance," said Dr. DeVilbiss. "Some of the practical methods for providing proper public health protec tion for school children are: The em ployment of school nurses and physi cians,' sanitary Inspections by the county health officer', the appointment of Junior health officers in each school building, standardization of rural schools, special classes lor exceptional children and open air and open win dow school rooms." RECOVER NINE STOLEN CARS Coffeyville Officials Believe They Have Broken Up a Gang of Auto mobile Thieves There. Local authorities at Coffeyville have recovered three more stolen motor cars as a result of further Investigation of the alleged ring of motor thieves be lieved to have established headquar ters, there. As a result of the activity of officials by whom nine stolen cars have been restored to their owners In three days, there has been an exodus of persons who have had no apparent legitimate means of support. Local connections of the gang were believed to have been established by the arrest of "Whitey" Ray and a man jiving the name of Saxon. Itay is a local taxlcab driver. Saxon, according to officers, has been charged with vio lating the Kansas dry laws. One of the cars recovered was driven by Mrs. Albert Swope, of Edna, Kan., wife of a nephew of the late Col. Thomas Swops of Independence, Mo. With Mrs. Swope was Mrs. Bird Me- Gee of Edna. The police reported Mrs. McGee's husband bought the car at Edna the other day and that he was unaware it was stolen property. The car was identified by Doctor Swarts, of Girard, having been stolen from his garage a few days ago. An other car was claimed by Doctor Thornberg of Raymond, Ok. Oldest Kansas Rebekah Dead. Mrs. Clarissa R. Norton, 92 years old, the oldest Rebekah in Kansas, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. A. Divllbliss, in Kansas City, Kan. She had been a member of the order thirty-five years. She Joined at Sallna and transferred to Wyandotte Lodge No. 6 twenty years ago. -X Aged Preacher Dead. The Rev. W. G. SUnker, a pioneer Baptist preach er, Is dead at Mound Valley. He was 87 years old. He had been a Baptist preacher for fifty-seven years. He, Js survived by .his wife to whom he had been married sixty-three years. He was a charter member of Masonic lodge No. 1 of Fayettevllle, Ark. Gets $300 for Red Cross. Miss Dona Easley of New York, daughter of Ralph Easley, recently sang in the church at Hutchinson where her par ents were choir members twenty-five years ago and, In concert with the mu nicipal band, raised $300 for the Red Cross. H Home for Eldorado Paper. The El dorado Republican, founded In 1882 by the late T. B. Murdock, has started erection of a new $50,000 printing plant, which it expects to have com pleted about January 1. Alice Mur dock, daughter of the founder, is now editor of the paper. Flying Bone Killed Man. A large beef bone thrown from a passing train struck John T. Hopkins, road master of the Eastern Kansas Divis ion of the Union Pacific while he was standing at the crossing of the Leav enworth branch and the main line near Lawrence, instantly killing him. It is presumed that the bone was thrown out of a window by a cook. It struck Hopkins in the back of the head. The dead man was 50 years old. His home was in Lawrence. To Have Joint Fund. The Y. M. C. A. and Knights of Columbus will join hands In the campaign at Atchi son for army recreation and religious work funds. The apportionment for the county is $9,000, of which the Knights of Columbus quota is $2,000. Injured When Elevator Fell C. E. Warner, head of the Warner Fence Company and other 'Warner factories at Ottawa, and II. W. Montfort, a contractor, were injured when an ele vator on which they were riding fell down the shaft. Each sustained a broken leg. K. U. Defeats Oklahoma, Outplay ing the University of Oklahoma in every department of the game, the University of Kansas football eleven won from Bennie Owen'a Soeners at Norman. 13 to 6. NINE MILLION MEN LISTED FOR DRAFT UNCLE SAM BEGINS BIG INVEN TORY OF MAN POWER. Registrants Will Be Allowed Seven Days to Make Return Rules Are ' Laid Down by the Provost Marshal General. Washington, Nov. IS. The Ave classes Into which 9,000.000 men regis tered for military duty and those who are registered herenfter are defined nnd the order In which they will be called for service were officially an notmced In the provost marshal gen eral's questionnaire which every regis tered man must fill out and rile. The order shows some change from the tentative draft published some time ago. Contrary to some published reports. It does not exempt married men as a class, but It does place married men with dependent wives nnd children fur down on the list of llnbles. In fact, the questionnaire indicates that only men of the first class will be called to the colors, except In the gravest emer gency. The five official classifications of registrants follow: CLASS I. (A) Single man without dependent rela tives. (B) Married mod. with or without chil dren, or father of motherless children, who has habitually fulled to support his family. C)-Married man dependent on wife for support. (D) Married man, with or without chil dren, or father of motherless children: man not usefully engaged family sup ported by Income Independent of his la bor. (E) Unskilled farm laborer. (F) Unskilled Industrial laborer. Registrant by or In respect of whom no deferred classification Is claimed or made. Registrant who falls to submit questions na're and In respect of whom no deferred classification Is claimed or made. All registrants not Included In any other division in this sehrt"'. CLASS II. (M Married man with children or fath er of motherless children, where surh wife or children or such motherless chil dren are not mainly dependent upon his labor for support for the reason that there are other reasonable certain sources of adequate support tcyhullnR earnings or possible earnlncs from the labor of the wife) avallnhle, and that the removal of the registrant will not deprive such de pendents of support. (R) Married men. without children, whose wife, althoiiRh the registrant Is en tered In a useful occupation, is not mainly dependent upon tils Inhor for sup port, for the reason that the 'wife Is skilled In some special class of work which she Is physically able to perform and In which she Is employed or tn which there Is an Immediate nnenlnu for her under conditions that will ennhle her to support herself decently and without suf- I ferlng or hardship. (O Necessary skilled farm laborer In necessary agricultural enterprise. (D) Necessary skilled Industrial laborer In necessary Industrial enterprise. CLASS III. (A) Man with dependent children tnot his own but toward whom he stands tn relation of parent). (B) Man with dependent helpless broth ers or sisters. (TV) County or municipal officer. (E) Highly trained fireman or police man, at least three years In service of munlclpa'lty. (F) Necessary custom house clerk. (G) Necesary employee of I'nlted States In transmission of the malls. (H) Necessary artificer or workman tn United States armory or arsenal. (I) Necessary employe In service of United States. (J) Necessary assistant, associate or hired manager of necessary agricultural enterprise. (K) Necessary highly, specialized tech nical or mechanical expert of necessary lndustrlnl enterprise. (D Necessary assistant or associate manager of necessary Industrial enter prise. CLASS IV. (A) Man whose wife or children are mainly dependent on his labor for sup port. (B) Mariner actually employed on sea service or citizen or merchant In the Unit ed States. CO Necessary sole managing, con trolling or directing head of necessary agricultural enterprise. (P Necessary sole managing, con trolling or directing head of necessary Industrial enterprise. ' CLASS V. (A) Officers Teslatlve, executive or judicial of the United Stutes or of state, territory or District of Columbia. (B) Regular or duly ordained minister of relli"n (O Student, who on May 18. 1917, was preparing for ministry In recognized school. D1 Persons In military or naval serv ice of United States. (E) Allen enemy. (F) Resident alien (not an enemy) who claims exemption. ' (G) Person totally and permanently physically or mentally unfit fos military service. (H) Person morally unfit to be a soldier of the United Ftates. (I) Licensed pilot, actna'ly employed In the pursuit of his vocation. Member of well-recognized reltg'ous sect or organization. o'-'inlzed and exist ing on May IS, 1!!7. whose then existing creed or principles forbid Its members to participate In war In any form, and whose religious convictions are agalnBt war or ps-'ielpatlon therein. The questions on the subject of de pendents are framed to meet every possible circumstance nnd to draw out every bit of Information that might he of value to the boards In fixing the class to which a man Is to be assigned. Seven days are allowed registrants after receipt of the questionnaire to fill It out nnd return it to the local board. Punctuality His Hobby. Punctuality Is a characteristic of M. I'nlnleve, the French premier. It Is one of his boasts that he never kept anyone waiting a second who had an appointment with him. lie 1.3 a grent theater-goer, and at one time was the writer of dramatic criticisms In Le Gnulols. He Is a man of marvelous physical and Intel lectual energy. "Give me four hours' sleep, three days a week," he said once to a friend, "and I can work full speed for the rest of the time." BEGINNING OF MAN Origin Is Retreating More and More into the Past. Topic Still Absorbs Interest of Anthro pologists and Other Scientists, Each Discovery Renewing Discussion. The antiquity of man is still an ab sorbing topic among anthropologists and other scientists, and fresh discus slons arise with each new discovery of ancient human remnins. ' In this connection, It Is Interesting to note, says the Philadelphia Public Ledger, that Dr, Arthur Keith of Edinburgh, an authority on the subject, believes tin) c the living Australian aborigine is of an older type than any of the fossil remains of modern man found la Europe. The New York Medical Journal says: "The date of the origin of the hu man Rpecles, by ench new discovery of missing chnpters in Its history, Is shifted to a more nnd more remote time. The Neanderthal skull, which, by Its prominent supraorbital ridges, Its length nnd flattening from above downward, seemed to link man close ly, If loosely, to the higher apes, still had a brain capacity quite equal to that of the average modern man, and on this nccount pointed to a still more remote beginning of the human being, The brain of the Neanderthal man was not only large but elaborate, and, as shown by the remnins of his culture, he possessed Are nnd mnde flint Imple ments. Though ancient, he was any thing but an ape. ,"The Heidelberg skull, which resen bled the Neanderthal remains but was still more markedly simian in general features, hud also n capacious brain case and is believed to have belonged to a crenture with comparatively high mental development. The Neanderthal man Is placed some 300,000 years back, while the Heidelberg skull is presumed to date to a doubly remote time. "The prehistoric remains found by Doctor Dubois in Java, the bones of Pithecanthropus, as he has been called, were of decidedly earlier geologlcnl (lute, ns indicated both by their sur roundings, nnd by their own features; the Drain case was small and the cra nial traits were otherwise more ape like than those of any other known re mains. 'All the structural characters of Pithecanthropus, so far ns we know them, are exactly of the kind we ex pect to find in the early ancestral types of man. The unearthing off the Java man pushed the date for the origin of the humun type backward another period of a few hundred thousand years, or Into the Miocene epoch of geological time. 'The chain Unking modern man di rectly with an enrly type similar to the gorilla or chimpanzee seemed to be growing strong until, in 1012, the bones of an ancient man of another type were discovered In England In the Plltdown enve. This, according to Dr. Arthur Keith, who is ns great nn authority as can be found, is the 'old est specimen of true humanity yet dis covered. The brain of this being was, in size, at least, up to the modern standard, but otherwise the bones are 'the most simian recorded." Silver Thimbles (n War. Many English women gave 'their Jewels and much money to the war fund, soys the Ladies' Home Journal, but there were, thousands of others who wished to give and were unable to do so. That is, they were until a wise woman suggested that little trinkets, such as silver thimbles, be collected and melted down for the sil ver they contained. Here Is what the silver thimbles purchased In one year: Seven motor ambulances. Five motor hospital boats. One thousand one hundred and ten dollars for hospital supplies. Ten thousand dollars for disabled sailors' agency. Eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars for star and garter fund. Fifty thousand dollars for soldiers nnd sailors. Amerlcnn women who think they cannot afford t" give anything to the various war funds might find these facts Interesting. Serious Casualty List. In the domestic relations court of New York Mrs. Annette Busby was a witness agolnst her husband, James, who was present to respond to the toast : "Work done or avoided." Mr. Busby allowed that he is a carpenter, hampered by an education of the most classical type. "The fact of the matter Is," he explulned, "that I have sought work rnther constantly until lately. I have been disheartened by the fact that I could not get work such as I de serve. I do not like carpentry, and I can spenk five languages. I want a good situation or none." "Five lan guages," sneered Mrs. Busby. "What good are they? Four of them are dead and the other wounded." Dynamite Saves Potatoes. A resourceful . farmer found' a new way to use dynamite and saved a near ly matured crop of potatoes tn a oadly flooded field, says the Scientific Ameri can. Usually heavy rains filled all the neighborhood drains and ditches; In his emergency the owner put down a number of holes eight to twelve feet deep with a post auger and exploded n charge of dynamite in the bottom of each. This opened up passages into the sandy sub'soll, through which the surplus water drained rapidly, and the crop was saved, although many nearby crops were ruined by the excess of water standing In the fields. Nothing Left . Yes, we used to sit out In the old summer house In the beautiful moon light. Strange to say, Juck never be lieved he kissed me so often as I ac cused him of doing." "Ah, and how did you convince him?" "Why, the next time I told him to cut a notch In the summer house each time he took u kiss." "How did the scheme work?" "Very well for a while, but er by the end of the week there was no summer house left." SWAMP-ROOT FOR KIDNEY AILMENTS There is only one medicine that really stands out pre-euiineut as a medicine for curable ailments of the kidneys, liver and bladder. Dt. Kilmer's Swamp-Root stands the lushest for the reason that it has proven to be just the remedy needed in thou sands upon thousands of distressing cases. Swamp-Root, a physician's prescription for special diseases, makes friends quickly be cause its mild and immediate effect is soon realized in, most cases. It is a gen tle, healing vegctuble compound. Start treatment at once. Sold at all drug stores in bottles of two sizes, medi um and large. However, if you wish first to test this great preparation send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Binghamton. N. Y.. for a sample bottle. When writing be sure and mention thii paper. Adv. So, She Nagged Some More. . Mrs. Nna I'm not myself at nil this morning. Mr. N. Then we'll have a ' good time. THIS IS THE AGE OF YOUTH. Yoa will look ten years younger if vou darken your ugly, grizzly, gray hairs by using "La Creole" Hair Dressing. Adv. Speaking of Eggs. Little Genevieve lived with her grandmother out on the desert on a nomestend where company was a rare hlng. When some one did come she was almost overcome Vith joy. ' Sometimes an automobile load would stop to rest on their way through the country. One day a beau tiful brown-eyed lady stopped for a while. Genevieve nnd she were hav ing nn interesting time together. Finally Genevieve said, "You have . pretty eyes." "Hi've I?" sold the lady. "Thank: you." Yes," snld Genevieve, "the yolks of them are brown, Just like mine." Willing to Help. Being n young man, he was telling a young womnn nil his troubles. It took him a long time, nnd the evening wore awny. He explained how he had hap pened to lose his last' position, and how he couldn't seem to get a foot hold In another. She sighed, and he took It for n sigh of sympathy may be it was; "I am confident that, I could make success," he said, "If I could only get a start." She glanced at the clock. "I can help, . you," . :she declared. . His eyes lighted. with a new hope. "I enn get your hat' and coat," she continued. And so he got his start. Massachusetts unions will demand a womnn's 48-honr week. s in most cases of Dyspepsia Coffee Does Not Agree" says a well known authority. Many who use cof fee not knowing that it aggravates stomach troubles could, still enjoy a delicious hot table beverage and es cape coffee's effects by a change to the wholesome, pure cereal drink POSTUM There's a Reason" y.' , hsrH lliilil