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THE. EADE COUNTY NEW The Only Democratic Paper In Meade County 4 Official County Paper VOLUME XIX. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 10. 1918. NUMBER 2. M ft I FOR SALE Good 5 room house north part of town, two lots all for $700, easy terms. 160 acres in Logan town ship, 50 acres in cultivation 30 acres of this is in alfalfa, abundance living water, $2000 -if taken soon. $500 cash will handle it. 80-acre farm five miles from Meade. Contains, by actual surveo 56,000 tons of fine silica. 50 acres wheat land under cultivation aad in wheat, 20 acres in alfalfa. Per acre $42 FRANK FUHR ' Firit National Bank Bldg. Meade Kansas iiMitTr-ffna"k'Jl,!'-'wlBgai Married Mr. Herman Cheney, of Chen ey Center, Colorado, and Miss . ... ' , , , , , , t , lowent point consistent with do Ethel Hartman, daughter of Mr. t- c and Mrs. R. S. Hartman, who live east of Meade, were married in Wichita December 25th. Both these young people are well and favorably known to Meade county people. They are now at home at Cheney Center, -Colorado," where Mr. Cheney is post master. Mr. Edward H. Wagoner and Miss Ruth Brenneman, both of Fowler were- married Saturday I) evening by Probate Jndge Marrs The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brenneman, of Artesian and bas a host of frietds here and in .Fowler. Mr. Wagoner bas been in Meade county for several months, and is counted among the energetic young men of his community, The News extends congrati lations to all thee young people. A marriage liceuse was issued to Mr. Peter Stegman and Miss Maggie Schaffer, both of Pla.ins, January 7th. Word from Howard Gowdy, who is now in the army and who has been in Honolula for the past six months, says that he is again in the United States. He states that he feels a much traveled rcung man, having covered a dis ranee of 10,000 miles since the 20th of June, to say nothing of drill and camp work, and the 94 days spent in quarrantine for measles. A message received from him Monday says that he vl be at home within a week on a furlough Howard is in Bat tery A, 9th Field Heavy Artill-e-v. Have You Seen The New 9 Apex Suction Cleaner Let us demonstrate one in your own home. No trouble to show you. This places you under no obligation. Ml II I H Oil TELEPHONE 104. Declaration of Terms On January 8th, President Wilson presented to congress and to the world a declaration of the terms on which it would be possible to make pf ace terns with the German military 'autoc racy. In concluding-hi address the president said, "For such arrangements and covenants we are willing to fight and continue to fight until they are achieved; but only because we wish the j right to prevail and desire a just and stabl i peace." The necessary elements are: 1 Open covenants of pene without private international un derstandings. 2 Absolute freedom of the seas in peace or war, except as they may be closed by internat ional action. 3 Removal of all economic barriers and establishment of equality of trade conditiots among nations consenting to peaceand associating themselv s 1 for its maintenance. 4 Guarantees for the i eduction -.F n-,i;n,l , . . . 4U mestic safely 5 Impartial adjustment of all colonial claims based upon the principle that the people concern td have equal weight with the interest of the government. 6 Evacuation of all Russian territory and opportunity for Russia's political development. 7 Evacuation of Belgium with outany attempt to limit her sov ereignty. 8 All French territory to be freed and restored and repara tion for the taking of Alsace Larraine. 9 Readjustment -ot 1 1 aly's frontiers along alearly recogniz able lites of nationality. 10 Freest opportunity for au tonomous deelopment of the people of Austria Hungary. 11 Evacuation of Rumania, Serbia, and Montenegro, with access to the sea for Serbia and international guarantees of eco nomic and political independence and territory integrity of the Balkan Slates. 12 Secure sovereignty for Tur Ley's portion of the Ottoman empire, tut with other nationali ties under Turkish rule assured security of life and opportunity for autonomous development with the Dardanelles permanent ly opened to all nations. 13 Establishment of indepen dent Polish state including terri tories inhabited by indesputably Polish populations, with free ac cess to sea and political and ec onomic independence and terri torial integrity guaranteed by international covenant. 14 General association of na ions under specific covenants for mutual guarantees of politi cal independence and territorial integrity to large and small states alike. 0 0 JOED IjUUUj RED GROSS IH GIG SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION LED OTHER 12 IN UNITED STATES IN NUMBER OBTAINED. GRAND TOTAL NOW 22,GG0,0G0 Fifth 'of Entira Population of This Country Belongs to the Great "Army Behind the Army." One-fifth of the entire population of the United States belongs to the American Red Orosi. Twenty-two million persons consti tute the Army Behind the Army. Sixteen million new members were i added as a result of the Christmas I membership campaign. Six million' j citizens of the United States already were members. ' Ten million new members was the I goal set for the Christmas campaign. j Six million more than the required number were obtained, 3,250,01)0 ot these coming from the Southwestern I division, which was made up by tho j Btates of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, ' Oklahoma and Texas. The Southwestern division led the other 12 divisions of the Red Cross both as to the number of members ol tained and from a percentage basin. Wonderful Achievement. The wonderful achievement of en rolling one-fifth of the entire popula tion of the United States as members of the Red Crort lg lea a triumph than it la a call U greater service, ac cording to Henry P. Davison, chair man of the War Council of the Red Cross, who jointed out that greater service apd aaerlfloe must be the watch word of the 22,000,000 mem bers of this, the greatest organisation of its kind the world has ever known. Davlion recently said In a telegram to George W. Simmons, manager of the Southwestern division of the Red Cross: "The latest reports available indi cate that the Christmas drive tor 10, 000,000 new members for the Ameri can Red Cross has resulted in the ad dition of fully 16,000,000 names to its rolls. This number, added to the more than 0,000,000 members before Christ mas campaign, makes the total pres ent enrollment fully 21,000,000. "This Is a magnificent fact an ex pression not alone of the patriot inm but of the fine sympathy and idealism of the whole American people. "The Red Cross War Council con gratulates and welcomes every c?w member of the American Red Cross. Likewise it congratulates the officers and old members of the organization who have given unstintedly of their time and effort to make this member ship campaign a success; but the wonderful achievement of enrcU'rv? one-fifth of the enUre population of the United S ; tua pf members of the American lit i! Crosri is less a triumph than it is a call to greater service. "The It' d Own is not merely a hu manitarian ori'i;r,iit!o.i, separate an-l islir.ft from ot'.pi-. but It is the mo bll'znd heart n;il rp,rl of tho whole American people. The American ReJ (Tons is oarryir.i? a mepsage of love an;l ympat!iy to American soldiers ;md sailors and to the troops and ci vilian population of our allies in all parts of the world. It Is seeking to lay a foundation for a more enduring peace. As we stand on the threshold of a new year In this hour of world's tragedy, there can be but one thought in the minds of the 22,000,000 mem bers of the American Red Cross, and that is to serve and sacrifice as neve before." A Real Blizzard Some tim2 early Thursday morning the cold wave predicted for this week, arrived in Meade county. It came in the form of an old time blizzird, with snow and a cold north w ind which has caused the snow to drift, thus being of but little value to the wheat. About noon Mr. Sun made his appeararce and the mercury played around 8 above. The lowest temperature reported was 2 below, bet the wind made it aprear much colder. CHRISTMAS DRUE Obituary Elsie Ann Walker was born in Q lincy, 111 , Feb., 18, 1832. She died at Meade. Kansas, January 3, 19IS. about one o'clock Thurs day efternoon. Her age was 85 years, 10 months and 15 days. On Septemb?r th, 1853 in Durham. Ilarcock County, 111, s'.e was married to Mr. John Gibbs. To this union there were eight children born. One died in infancy, the rest are all living, two daughters and five sons. " The husband and father pissed on to that Better Land about 25 years ago from Wood land Park, Colorado. The Gibbs family moved from Illinois to Kansas in an early day and settled in Osage county, in 1868. Those were the days of jhsrd pioneering and struggle I with the Indians. Since the death of her husband Mrs. (Jibbs ' has bjen making her home with I her children, alway3 considering Meade a little more specially as home, and for the lar.t three years has been tiere with her daughter Mrs. Wm Fee almost constant ly. Her last sickness of about four months duratioti was due largely to old age. Mrs. Gibbs has had a strong constitulion and has been a wom en of many laborsand much hard work. She was devoted to her : home, and church, and did a great deal of religious and char ity work, always putting religion first. The times and circum stances in which she lived and labored demanded men and wom en of hickory character, and Mrs.- Gibbs met the dema.id without complaint, making many a sacrifice, and oft times volun tearing bard labor. j We owe more than we realize tosucb characters whobave been jtbe makers of the splendid civil ization of Kansas, and who have j produced that type of manhood and womanhood that bas given Jour state her good name and I i t. iik. I She leaves seven children, two ,uaugbtcrs and five sons: Thomas :H Gibbs of Denver, Colo, Will Id Gibbs of Green River, Utah, , Mrs. Mary C. Johnson, of Yates , Center. Kansas, John M. Gibbs 'of Elk Falls, Kansas, Mrs. Anna Fee of Meade, Charles S. Gibbs of Richland, Washington, and Frank A. Gibbs of Boise City, Idaho. There are 26grandcbild ' i t :i living a ml one great grand ol ild. She also leaves a brother, ' J.iints Walker of Beatrice, Neb. Mr V, II. Johnson a son in law fioin Yates Center, Kansas was present al the funeral. I The funeral services were con cluded from Dr. Fee's residence . Saturday afternoon at 2:30 Interment was made in Grace ! land cemetery. xx ' Mrs Florence Gum Blakey was born October 15, 1878, in Green County, Kentucky and died Jan uary 5, 1918 at her country home near Plains, Kansas. In January 1899, she was happily married to Giorge W. Blakey of Canmer, Kentucky and resided there un til their removal to Oklahoma, in the year 1903. After a residence of sev.ral years in Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Blakey sought a climate more suited to Mr. Blak ey's health and came to Plains, Kansas, at which place they have resided to the present time. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Blakey, three of whom have preceeded their moth er into the great beyond. Four children; Paul aged fifteen, Al legroaged thirteen, George Jr. aged two and I ila Glenn aged Beginning Saturday, January 5th, and lasting one week, I will sell a number of auto accessories below cost. Also have a few Goodyear, Firestone and Mil ler tires and tubes left at the old price at a lib eral discount if bought new. Graves Tire & Repair Co. Phone 105. Meade, Kansas Departed Dr. O. K. Hankins, of Fowler, died at the home of his father at Geronimo, Oklahoma, January 7th, and interment was made at that place Wednesday. ' The deceased was married to Miss Sena Eliason last September. He has been at Fowler for the last two years, but was compell ed to give up his practice there several months agoon account of ill health. He was quite well known to Meade people. Will Krisle, who is now at Camp Funston, was borne this week for a few days stay. Dr; Kerajhner, employed by the Bureau bf Animal Industry, of Hutchinson, was in Meade Wednesday for the purpose of inspecting some of CbasTalley's fine cattle which be expects to take to Denver in the near fut ure. This Meade county 6tock will in all probability be bought by Canadian stockmen. four weeks are left to grow to manhood and womanhood with out a mothers love and care. Besides her heartbroken hus band and children Mrs Blakey leaves five brothers to mourn her death. They are Wm. Gum of Kozel, Albert M. Gum of Plains, K.L.Gumof Larncd. L, T. Gum of Meade, and Max Gum of Syracuse. All were present at her bod side at the time of her death and did all within their power to alleviate the sufferings thi.t fell to her sad lot Mrs. Blakey was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, from her young girlhood to the time of her death. No more beautiful tribute can be paid her than the one given by her devoted husband, "She was a true Christian, a loving faithful wife and most devoted mother." After these words no other eulogies, need be written. They tell more than pages could, of a life well spent. A large circle of friends in her former homes and those here, who have been very attentive to her during her last illness, share the grief of the. bereaved family. The death of such a woman is a great calamity and our minds cry out, "Why must it be?'' Then we find ourselves asking with Abraham of old, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right." Funeral services were cond uc t ed at Plains Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, January sixth at 1 P. M. by the pastor, O. F. Valkland. The burial followed immediately atGraceland Ceme tery, in Meade. xx 27,158 in Three Months Few people would guess that within the last three months 27,158 rabbits scalps have been brought to the County Clerk and at the present session $1,270 was paid in bounties. This number does not include all the rabbits that have been sbipp d with the scalps on. 27,158 rabbils will consume no smallamount of feed and Ihe fact that this number has been removed will be a great saving to the farmers. Bernard McMeel left Meade Friday, as per government or ders. Bernard bas a Second Lieutenant's commission. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. McMeel of this city. , The best wishes' of tbe Meade people go with him. Marshall, Glen, and Cecil Mc Queen and Elnur Quillen went to Belpre Monday. Tbe boys have been there for several weeks shucking corn and came home to attend to their questionnaires. Marshall McQueen holds what is perhaps a record for speed in husking, having to his credit 101 bushels and 40 pounds for one day's work, The Slacker's Lament I cannot join the army although I'd love to go and smash the bur ly Teuton because I hate him so. I'd like to jolt the Kaiser a good one on the jaw, and punch his solar plexus and punch, him in the craw. I'm mighty patriotic and I'd love to smell the smoke of roaring, screaming cannon, and see the sabre stroke descend upon the Fritzies and cleave their helmets quite; lam a loyal patriot and spoiling for a fight. I'd like to join the army but then it hap pens thus; to quit my present business would leave it in a muss. I've got an aged father, he's near ly fifty three, and my poor old white haired mother would not consent for me to buckle on my harness and sally forth to fight, although she knows that I would be a battling f'cr the right. They are dependent on me, these help less parents old; I could not be an ingrate and leave them in the cold. For father only owns a farm, a section moreorless, with cattle grazing on tbe hill and sheep acbewinggrass; these and a little bank stock, and some mortgages, I guess is all this poor old couple bas to keep tbem from distress. My eighty acre tract I farm and, do my bit there by; I simply cannot get away, no matter how I try. And then I have a blushing bride, I could not leave my sweet; besides, on top of all of this, I'm troubled with cold feet. S.