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The Only Demociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper 'Sfte Jt; VOLUME XVIII. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1917. NUMBER 49. HE MEADE FOR SALE The residence of Dr. D. I. Roush. A nice modern home, well located. Must be sold in 30 days. Easy terms. Price $2,600 720 acre ranch len miles fromMeade and one of the best little cattle or horse ranches in the county; 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. SO acres wheat land under cultivation and in wheat, 20 acres in alfalfa. Per acre $42 FRANK FUHR Fint National Br nk Bldg. Meade Kansas Married Mr. J. II. Butler and Mrs Susie L. Hughes were married November 30th by Rev. S. M. Hunt. Both are well and favor ably known in Meade county. They will reside on Mr. Butler's farm southeast of Meade. Internal .Revenue Beginning Dec. 1st, each pack age of parcel post on which the postage is 25c or more must have affixed ale Internal Revenue Stamp for each 25c postag or fraction thereof. Parcels on which the postage, is., under. 25c are not effected by this order. Postage stamps can not be used to pay the war tax. The Internal Revenue Stamps will be on sale at all post offices.. Court Notes Judge L. M. Day, of Greens burg, held an adjourned day of District Court last Friday. John R. Francis, who has been in jail for the part few months, was released on bond. In the cast of Sourbier vs. Lou Meyers, judgment was rendered in favor of The Plains State Bank. The case of the State of Kan sas V9. C. W. Flinn, of Fowler, was tried before Justice Sumner last Friday. Defendant was rep resented by R. M. Painter, and the State by C. C. Wilson. Defendant was charged with having permitted bis son, who is under fourteen years of age, to drive his automobile. He was found guilty. An appeal to the District Court was taken. David L. Bassinger, who is now at Camp Funston, spent Thanksgiving day with his par ents at Missler. We Will Wire For The Price of Only five houses will be and they must be located The offer is good only till December 10th I ill mi ii i m ma i Questionnaires To The Registrants The 15th 0.i December 15tb, the Local Draft Board will begin sending out questionnaires to the boy3 between the age of 21 and 3.1 reg istered in Meade county who are not then in the military service. All previous exemp'ior.s will be revoked on that date, which means that every man in this county holding a serial number, and who are not in the service, must answer the questions in cluded in the questionnaire. As this is entirely different from anything that has yet been sent out, registrants may have some difficulty in filling them out. In the event that they feel that they need assistance, any attorney in Meade will assist them free of charge. Registrants are urged, upon receipt of questionnaire, to read it over carefully, and become familiar with each question be fore attempting to fill it out. Those who have dependents, whether it be a wife, mother, sis ter, brother, or who ever it may be, must be accompanied by them as such dependen-ts must make affidavit to that effect. Registrants have seven days in which to fill out questionnaire and return it to the Local Board. Failure to make return within the given time constitutes a crim inal offense, By properly filling out ques tionnaires the board will be saV' ed much trouble in making class itications. They will have head quarters in the Sourbier build ing. R. M. Painter is reported quite sick. Ralph Frame, Roy Marlow, Cassel Braden, Will Gray, and Elmer Worman left this week to volunteer their services to Uucle Sam. The Royal Neighbors gave Mrs. L. C. Perkins, who lives north of Missler. the turprise of her life last Saturday. All un announced about forty of the ladus appeared at her home at noon time with well filled bas kets and spent the remainder of the day with her. The- Kansas wheat acreage this year is less than that sown a year ago by 105, 0( 0 acres, but still the second largest in the history of the state, according to a report issued yesterday by J.C. Mohler, secretary of the state board of agriculture. The total acreage this year is 9,482, 000 and the percentage of con dition of the growing wheat is 70.1, counting 100 as perfect. Your Home Material Only. wired at this price and convenientto our lines BABY BONDS NOW ON SALE These Make It Possible For Those of Small Means To Help The newest thing out in the way of a means of helping to win the war, and one which comes within the reach of all, is the Rrfby Liberty Bend. These i3aby B6nds are now on sale at .the post office and at both banks. Up to Februery 1st they will cost $4.12, and in 1923 will be worth $5 00. They draw ap proximately 4 per cent com pounded quarterly. No one person will be permit ted to hold more than $1000 worth of these Baby bords and they are not taxable for any pur pose. Kmsas people arc expected to buy 37 million dollars worth of the bonds. Meade County Goes Over The Top In Contributions When helping win the war is the issue, you can count on our people "going over the top" As stated a few weeks ago, Meade county's share of the $525,000 to be raised for the Y. M. C. A. was $500. Everybody got busy and when totals were counted it was learned that move than que hundred dollars more than was necessiay bad been subscribed. Mrs. W. W. Gibbons, of Cim arron, is at the home of her son, W. S. Gibbons and family. Order It Now Unless the farmer orders his machinery this fall he is likely to be disappointed next spring, is the opinion of K. J. T. Ekblaw, professor of farm engineering in the'Kansas State Agricultural Coll.-ge. "No steel will be allowed to implement manufactui ers except that which is reasonably sure of finding its way into some farm er's hand in the form of farm ma chines", said Professor Kkc,!. v "This statement was made by a government official at a meeting of the factory representation and dealers. The implied mean ing is that unless the man-fact urer can demonstrate that he has an actual order for a farm ma chine, he is not going to get the ste-1 .vith which to make it. On this assumption manufacturers areurgently requesting that the farmers order immediately the machines they w,ll need next spring in order that the manu facturing may be done this win ter. Even this does not insure an adequate supply of farm imple ments for the coming year wtien production must bs speckled up to the maximum The farmer can da much to ward relieving the situation by pu'.ting the old machines in the best passible statfe of repair in order to obtain the most efficient operation. He can even hunt up old discarded machines and put them in operating condition. Every railroad company in the country has had togo to its junk heap and hunt out old operating equipment and it in shape to use. It will be well for the farmer to do the same." Red Cross Membership Drive Begins Next Week The big Christm.is member ship drive for the Red Cross will begin De-ember 14, 1017. We are required to raise our me nib;-is hip to over 1100, ?nd kindly request the loyal citizens of each township to meet as in dicated below and help complete an organization. Odee meet at District 21, know n a the Stone school house address 0. V. Wilson and others Sand Creek meet at District 22, known as Capt. Painter's school house.- . Add-ess Prof. Steele or J I. Stamper. Logan meet at Lakeview school house. Address Frank Sullivan Mertl'la meet at Mertilla school house. Address Geo. W. Day. Dn'i forget the date, Decern be r 17. Gmo. W. Day, Executive Manager Gorge Wchrle went to K;n' sasCily Tuesday and will re turn Friday. Vieira's Royal Hawaiians At High School Saturday Vierra's Royal Ila-waiians will be at the High School Auditori um Saturday evening, December 8th. This is one of the best at tractions on the course and comes highly recommended. Their wierd and enchanting native songs never fail to please. Five members arc in the compmy, each an artist. Hear 'them." '.' Annual Meeting The Annual meeting of the Meade County Fair Association will be held at thecourt house on Tuesday, December 11th, 1917 at 2:30 p. m All share holders are requested to be present as there is important business on hand. ' R. M. Painter. President. Frank Fuhr, Secretary. Community Christmas ' Exercises This Year A Community Christmas en tertainment is the plan for this year. Same will be held at the opera house the Sunday evening before Christmas. The niein b rs of the Sunday schonl from e;icb church will Like part. From Our Exchanges Mr. Haskell's baby was .sitting in his high chair by the stove Saturday, when the chair tipped over, throwing him against the stove, burning the palms of both his hand quite badly. The same day George Shaw's baby fell against the stove, burning1 both hand:. They are both getting alonff nicely at present. Mos cow News in Ilugoton Hermes. Lieut. Alfred E. Baker will ar rive in this city today to spend Thanksgiving with his parents. He is a former employee of this office and will make good as a United States amy officer. Bucklin Banner. W S Gi'ibons is on the sick list this week. G. M. Brown, of f he Red Front store has returned from an ex tended business trip in the state of Waslvngton. Bernard McMeel arrived in Meade Wednesday and will re main for a few weeks. He re cently received a commission as Second Lieutenant. ISSS3 XMAS IS NEAR AT HAND We will have our display complete" and ready for your inspection Monday. We have a great many items that have never been put before the public, but our stock is limited and it Vill pay you to call early Our prices will be very1 close to last year's or, "before the war" prices, as we have only purchased from houses that would not "inflate" or make themselves "war hogs" Call and see KELLEY OPTICAL CO. E&2KSHB& Notice- Change in Terms , Owing to the present conditions we are compelled to make the follow ing change in our terms, and which will take effect on January 1st, 1918: After the above date, accounts will be payable every thirty days, and if not paid at that time will draw interest at the ra eof ten per cent from date of purchase. Our cash discount will remain the same. W. F. CASTEEN & CO. War Insurance Any man or woman of any age in the active military or naval service of the United States can obtain Government insurance. It has been ruled that members of Officers' Training Camps are un der the act and can obtain insur ance. The cost for each thous and dollars of insurtmce is from sixty-five cents a month to per sons at the age of twenty-one, to one dollars and twenty cents a month to those of the age of fifty-one. The beneficiaries are limited to wife, husband, child, grand child, brother or sister, stepbro ther or stepsister, adopted bro ther or adopted sister of the in sured, as well as parent, 'grand parent, or stepparent either of the insured or of his or her con sort. The insurance is not compul sory, but the cost is low and the protection great, and not only are all persons eligible afforded every opportunity to obtain this insurance without trouble or ex tra expense but they are special ly urged to do so. Gen. Pershing and thousands of other officers and tens of thousands of soldiers have al ready taken out insurance. Up to date policies of insurance have been issued aggregating $1,032,-938,000. satain HOCII DER KAISER as men are prone to ponder, when this cruel war will end; I pity Kaiser William, who among a mighty million could scarcely find one friend; I know he is a demon on whom the blood of sea men cries out to be avenged ; he murders men and women and send them all aWimmin' in ocean's briny deep ; he drops hit; bombs and gasses from the sky upon the masses and puts them all to sleep; he blows up Red Cross vessels and dynamites the trestles across which the sick must pass. But still I pity Will iam, the bloody nawsty villian, and say for him Alas! for the Yanks are going over, they'll run him into cover, and the Ger mans will discover about where they are at; though they now sing "Iloch der Kaiser" then they'll want to soak the miser whose been talking through his hat ; our boys are sure to get him and all evils will beset him, and I'm willing now to bet that he loses out entire; for the devil now is waiting and his hooks he is a baiting and he'll land poor Kaiser William in the hottest of Hell's fire. The Meade High school foot ball team played the Minneola team at the Fair Grounds last Thursday. The result was in faror of the visitors 31 to 7.