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ADE COUNTY The Only Demociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XVIII. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1917. NUMBER 48. ME t FOR SALE The residence of Dr. D. I. Roush. A nice modern home, well located. Must be sold in 30 days. Easy terms. Price $2,(00 720-acre ranch ten' miles -from Meade and one of the best little cattle or horse ranches in the cpunty; living water all the year around. In best prospect oil region. Easy terms. Per acre $18- 80-acre farm five miles from Meade. Contains, by actual surveo 56,000 tons of fine silica. 50 acres wheat land under cultivation and in wheat, 20 acres in alfalfa. Per acre $42 FRANK FUHR Firii National Bcnk Bide. Meade Kansas Origin of Thanksgiving One of the oldest and best be loved holidays in the whole year comes to us this week oldest in our history because the Puritan fathers celebrated it when they did not celebrate Christmas best beloved because it is a holiday all our own, typically American through and through. Nations all over the world cehbrate Christmas, New Years and Eeaster. Even our Independ ence day has its echo in the French July 14, but Thanksgiv ing day is the entire property of the American people, and per haps this adds the extra luster which makes it a day apart in the heart of every citizen. Its origin was in the farms, where the harvest season was closed with a day set aside for the giving of thanks for the crops just harvested. In reality it is a national harvest festival, but its meaning has come to cover ' more than just the harvest seas on alone. Now this holiday is accorded us for the rendition of thanks for the - blessings oi the entire year. We find that during the Revo lution the observance of this day for giving thanks had become so general that congress recom mended each year a Thanksgiv ing day. This was an annual occurrence until the end of the war, when a day was set aside in 1784, for rendering thanks for the return of peace. Aga:n in 1789 Washington appointed a day of thanksgiving for the adoption of the Constitution. Th weather the first of the week was a little cool and remind ed us all a wee bit Of winter. Married , Mr. Carl El.'is, and Miss Jonh ie Stackhouse were united in mairiage Monday, November 19 at Dodge City Kansas. , Mr. Ellis is the youngest son of Mrs. Wm. Ellis, of Fowler, and has lived in Meade county practically all his life, lie is among the successful stock rais ers of the county, and one of its best citizens. Miss Stackhouse is a daughter of Mrs. George Ginder, and has made many friends during her short residence in Meade county. A short time ago she made final proof on a homestead in the south part of the county. Mr. and Mrs. ElHsleft immed iately for Kansas City where they wHI make a short stay be fore returning to Fowler to re side. The News joins with the many friends of these young people in wishing them along and happy married life. Hemorrhagic Septicemia Manhattan, Kan., Nov , 28. Many reports of death of cattle which have been turned into fields of sorghum, corn, and oth er crops are. being received at the Kansas State Agricultural college. Deaths at this time of year may result from one of sev eral causes, points out Dr. R. R. Dykstra, professor of surgery. It has been demonstrated con clusively that these fodders, es pecially when frosted or stunted, or when a second growth has taken place, contain the elements that form p'russic acid in the stomach of an animal. ' If they are consumed by an animal, death is almost instantaneous, and, therefore, treatment l"s seldom of avail. The internal administration of large doses of ordinary molasses has been recommended to neu tralize some of the elements that form the prussic acid. This treatment is of value only before absorption of the poison has tak en place. As a precautionary measure, only one or twoanimal3 usually are tnrned into a sus pected field. If no ill results fol low, the chances are that tte field will be safe for the remain der of the herd. A chemical analysis is not practical, because only a few stalks in a field may be poisonous. A common cause of death of animals in stalk fields is an in fectious disease known as hem orrhagic septicemia. In its acute form death takes place quickly, so that in many cases the owner observes no symptoms This disease may be prevented by the use of a hemorrhagic septicemic Ticcine injected under theskir. Such vaccines are for sale by a'l MEADE'S BOYS COMMISSIONED News of Their Succets Has Been Joyfully Received By Meade Friends Good news has been received from the three Meade boys Herbert Jones, Bernard McMeel and Scott Lcnnen who have been in trainingat Ft. Sheridan for the past three months. Messages to the relatives of each, received Tuesday, convey ed the news that their work had entitled tb;m to commissions as Second Lieutenants. Mr. Jones arrived home Wed nesday night and will remain un til he is called intoactive service. Mr. McMeel will visit his bro ther, Dr. E. J. McMeel, who is now in the Ambulance Corps, Sanitary train at Camp Sherman, Cbilocothe, Ohio, before return ing to Meade. Mr. Lennen willspend Thanks giving with his father in Topeka. All Meade rejoices with the boys. Departed . The following, taken from the Salt Lake City Tribune, will re- 11 : :j . r r -i ' tan luciuenis oi rormer aays in Meade to the old timers: Died Id this city, November 22, 1917, Peter E Hart, aged 68 years, at the residence, 995 South NiDth East street. Funeral ser vices will be held at 11:00 a. m. Saturday November 24th from the new fumeral chapel of Eber W. Hall, 247 East Second South street, Interment, Mt. Olivet will be private. We learn from old timers that Mr; Hart came to Meade county from Ohio in 1S85. He proved up the townsite for the settlers and was appointed mayor by the To.vnsite company and at the CountySeat election was elected to that office. lie served one term, but was defeated for the second. He was a member of the real estate firm of Rocky. Hart, Dickson & Nye He left Meade in the early VO's. W. C. T. U. The W. C. T. U. will have a Hoover Supper in Martin's meat market on Saturday evening Dec ember 1st from 5 to 7 p. m., The proceeds will be used to buy comfots for the Meade county boys who are at Camp Funston. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Blau who live east of Meade are relating a rather unusual experience. On Thursday evening they drove to Meade and upon their return home attended to them as usual the net morning the teacher of the Belle Meade school, Miss Ethel Mitchell, upon her arrival at the school bouse, discovered the team inside, provided with a generous supply of hay. The horses had been relieved of their manesand a portion of their tails. Ni clue to the guilty parties has been found. ' BIG RED CROSS XMAS. DRIVE We Will Wire Your Home For The Price of Material Only. Only five houses will be wired at this price and and they must be located convenient to our lines The offer is good only till December 10th i ii 1 1 if veterinarians. Other causes of death of cnttie in stalk fields arc bloat and black leg. Bloat may be prevented by jperm'tting animals fo fill up n ia:customed feed before being ! turned into the stalk field, or ithey may be turned into the stalk field only for a short time I at first, and the periods gradual ly lengthened. After animals are once accus- ' tomed to the new feed the dang ' er of bloat is not nearly so great. ! Because bloat sometimes comes on suddenly and may terminate fatally in less than a half hour, it is advisable for stockmen to have on hand a cattle trocar, or canula, which may be introduced into the paunch through the up per left flank to permit the gas to escape. Such an instrument may usually be purchased for 1.50. A few deaths amoni: cattle from the above cause h;ie been deported in Meade county. Robt. McGaffin has closed a deal whereby he becomes the owner of the Peter gpecht farm south of Meade. This isonecf the best farms in the county and Mr. McGaffin is fortunate in get ting it. Better join the Red Cross. ' 800 New Members Must Be Secured From December 16th to 24th The Executive Committee of the Red Cross held an important meeting in the directors' room of the First National Bank last Tuesday. The object of the meeting was to complete arrange ments for the big Christmas Membership drive, ordered by the National Organization' of the American Red Cross. This is a drive to increase the Red Cross membership in Meade county to one fifth of the populotion. At the present time the membership numbers about 300, and in order to make a successful drive, at least 800 new members aiust be Cause For High Price Cotton Recent investigation in the use of cotton in was show: A 12-inch gun disposes of a half bale of cottoa with every shot fired; a machine gun in op eration will use up a bale in three minutes; in a naval battle like the one oil Jutland over 5,000 pounds a minute are consumed per min ute are consumed by each active war ship; more than 20,000 bales a year are needed to provide ab sorbent cotton for the wounds of the injured; one changeof appar el for all the troops now engaged in the war represents more than a million bales. secured. Oeo. W. Day was elected chair man of the drive committee, and -he will at once organize an auxil iary in each township. The big membership drive commences December 16th and ends December 24th. j 'J FREE this biS l-fCY ririk J I Alurniiura Set ;!;!;:: jfe rtt t If iiWV7 A 1 I AID C ; T Mwith every Hih .mitm'imml V WUlC 5 : " llyjlilf HlfefllF j : 'ii I ii ih Wtel ; J Range j 1 J , i h:r- A . it heats, ; wit i , liPw (J - u &jf. h a .u-tr ! ,Jx K 'Mmk ' K ,um llf I 1 StffKAC -Vfllir IMTPO I ikeoi rieasi Ycu are invited to visit our salesroom on the dates printed below to witness the unusual exhibit p, cf the greatest fuel-saving, time-saving and labor-saving i range ever seen in this community. One-third to one- half fuel saving easily made. with f Cole's High Oven Range , Patented :j , Besides cooking and baking it heats several ;i rooms. The own is heated and bakes with the waste ' or chimney heat of , other ranges. Oven is shoulder high no stooping or backaches. Oven is heated on 4 sides thus making a perfect baking, quick oven. Remember these im no.7h.o a. portant dates and come. Demonstration December 4th and 5th W. F. CASTEEN & CO.