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THE MEADE COUNTY NEWS
Established January 11. 1900 WE H RLE & jlVEHRLE Publukwrs r; ACNES WEHRtE, Editor - f Entered at the poetoff.ee at Meade. Kanas, Second Class Published Etery Subscription, f.i.oo per year ia advance Advertising Rates: Display. .10 perinea; Locals, .05 pet line. Over fifteen linos charged for at the late of .15 per inch Honor The Mothers la the Memorial Day program, printed elsewhere in this paper, it will be noted that the mothers of the boys who are now ia the service of Uncle Sam will be the guests of honor of Post Com mander Frank Sourbier, at the reviewing stand on Main steet, as the parade passes. At this time the county owes its biggest debt to the Mothers, and next to the boys, thej are making the biggest sacrifice, therefore the remaining Veter ans of '61, have paid them the highest honor within their gift. Da Memorial Day the graves rtff those who offered their lives .during the struggle of '61 to '65 those who served in the Spanish .American War, and the Philip pine Insurrection, also those of 4be Confederate army whose last Testing place is Graceland Cem--efWyi will be covered with flow era, and in addition, this year Ubewi lis a hew, grave- ibegrave t)fonewho offered his services in. the present world war. President Wilson, by special proclamation, has designated, that ia addition to the usual ser tvics,hat prayers be offered to tthe Almighty God, beseeching Him that He will give victory to our armies in their fight for ireedotn. The President's proclamation If olio ws: New, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of America. So hereby proclaim Thursday, the thirtieth day of May, a day already freighted with sacred and stimulating- memories a day of public humiliation, prayer and fasting, and do exhort my fellow citizens of all faiths and creed to assjmble on that day in their several places of worship and there, as well as in t he homes, to pray Almighty God that be may forgive our sins and shortcom ings as a people and purify our hearts to love the truth; to ac ceptand defend all things that are just and r ight, and to pur pose only those riShteoua acts and judgement which are in con firmity with His will; beseeching; 'Uimftbar He will give victory., to our armies as they fight forfree dom, wisdom to those who take counselonour behalf in these days of dark struggle and per plexity, and steadfastness to our people to make sacrifice to the utmost to support of what is just and true, bringing us at last the peace in which men's hearts can be at rest because it is founded upon mercy, justice and goodwill. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my band and caus ed the ssal of the United States to be affixed. Done in the District of Colum bia this eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred Eieghteen and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred Forty second. Woodrow Wilson 'at ft JUI A M AAA A k MiMaAA lot CaAGCUOM, (hfteleJlAA 4, v for ti ansmission through the mails as Matter Thursday Political Announcements I hereby announce myel( as a candidate lor the office of Sheriff of Meade County subject to the will o( the Republican rotors at the August Primary. BROTHER BUIS I herebr announce myself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Meade County, subject to the decision of the Democratic voters at the August Primary. E. C, LEPPER t desire to announce my candidacy for the office of Sheriff of Meade County subject to the will of the Republican roters at the August Primary. If neminated and elected Iwillserre the people and perform the duties o( the office to the best of. ability. MORTON WILSON1. I hereby announce my candidacy for the office f Sheriff of Meade County subject to the decision ef the Democratic roters at the August Primary, JAMBS C. LOWRT. f dMim tn innnunr, mv rnAinrv fur the office of Sheriff ol Meade County, subject to the will of the Democratic roters, August 6tn Your support will be appreciated. C. C. KELLER. Red Cross Notes v Besides going "over the top", in thTwar funddtive, Meade people have not neglected the local Chap, ter and wtj again have donations to report Collection from Sunday evening service Baptist Church ?8 62 Uncle Dick Skinner $1.00 The new shipment of yarn will be in about'May 30th. Would like all finished garments front-last shipment turned in Tuesday May 28th Mrs. Finkle has tomato and cab bage plants for your war garden Money from them is turned to Red Cross fund, Mr. Weaver and Mr. Fleming have our thanks for two boxes each which they made by working after union hours. These boxes ar; reg ulation size and very substantial. When packed they are marked "In spected" and go over seas without repacking at neadquarters. Box 23 of Surgical dressings ship ped Monday contained 21,000 2x2 wipes, quotas: Missler 5,400 MewleS;-55o Fowler 5,250 Plains 4.950 Atwater is our youngest Auxiliary organized May 15. War Debt -,.The Economist for.. Februaf, places the total gross debt of Great Britain at 5,678,600,000 pounds ($27,636,000,000). The French mitnister of Fin ance in presenting the buget for 1918. at 115,166,058,000 francs ($22,227,000,000). The public debt of Italy at the end of 1917 is estimated at about 35,000,000,000 lire ($'6,676,0fj0; 000). The debts of the Central Pow ers are estimated as follows: Germany, $25,408,000,000; Aus tria, $13,314,000,000; and Hung ary, $5,704,000,000. Our own public debt is now a round $8,000,000,000, but more than half of this amount has been loaned to our Allies and will be repaid us. It is estimated that of the total net expenditures of the United States for the fiscal year of 1918, exclusive of our ad vances to our Allies, more than one-balf will be defrayed by tax ation. '. Dr. J. A. Gilman DENTIST All Dental Work Guaranteed Office in Buis Bldg. Meade, - 1 Kansas Protection from Lightning Kansas farmers should protect their stock from lightinn, points out H. H. Fenton of the home study department, division of. Extension Kansas State Agriculture college. "Wire fences mounted on Wood en posts should be grounded every few rods," said Mr. Fenton. If the fence is mounted on iron posts there is practically no danger. Wood is a nonconductor of electri city while all metals make fair con ducting paths. The charge of elec tricity in the cloud produces an op posite charge beneath it on rhe buildingings, fences, trees, and ground. Should a fence with wood en posts be in the path of discharge no suitable path to th; ground is afforded. ' Stock drift, just before a storm to the boundary of the space in which they are in closed. If this boundary is a wire fence on wooden posts there is grett danger, as the body of the ansmal presents a better path for electricity than, does even wetgreen timber. The slock will furnish the missing connection even through eight or ten feet away and thi smeans loss of animals. Grounding cau be done by driv ingasmall iron rod, downthree. feet into the ground aiid aiuCiilug a wire securely to it, and all the wires St the fence directly above it, leav ing an end six or seven inches long sticking Up abdre the pdst to act as an individual lightning rod. The ground rod should hi bright and clean, preferable galvanise. and one forth inch in diameter. Trie connecting wires must be clean and all wires of the fence where the oints are to Us connected should be tight to insure perfect contact. This affords a short patto to the ground for any charge which may be on the wires of the fence". Senator Thompson to France Senator William H. Thompson, who came west to attend the fun eralof Senator Stone, of Miss ouri, was in Kansas City, Kans. last Friday and Saturday. In a telephone conversation with an Emporia friend he confirmed the Washington report that he was to no to France, in an official cap pacity, representing the War Department, within the next few weeks "I can only say," said Sen ator Thompson, "thatimay g-o to France on War Department business sometmie in the late spring or early summerjtimeof leaving will be left to the Depart inent.and, of course, the nature if the business to be transacted Cannot.be made public at this time Liberal Democrat J. I. STAMPER AUCTIONEER 0 MEADE, KANSAS Phone 73 or 273 1 Roy R. Dappen, Veterinarian Meade, Kansas I -VM.J OVER 6S YEARS i CXPCRIENCE Tun, Mad a Tradc Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. qnloklf ertain our opinion fr betlier an luTtMitlnn Uprohablf patentnhte Communlrtv tionaetriotlycoiitJiJoiitl.il. HANDBOOK on Pateuta ant fraa. Oldest aaency for ecuriiig paieim. Pntotiia taken through Muno A Co. rocalT tpecuu noCio. without cbnme, in tbe Scientific American. A handtomalr lllnatnilM Mktr. Irwmt dr. cillnUou of nny iclenuilo Journal. Tormi. $3 ya-ir: (our ruunUu, SL, Bold 1J all ntwxiealan. AnvAnftMndtriff ft ktrh and description may &Co. 3ei8r..dw.,.NpWYnrk Branch Omo. Sft SU WaihUutoo, O.C. FaU Tana Imnhc SI KANSAS STATE AGRICULTURAL. COLLEGE kgriattm, jMpmmt, Diamtic Sdaaca, Vetarinary MWitiaa, Ardutattfa, fViatutf Prapantorr cUawa for atuaata orar aUtaea SaadfnraCatalaiMt .. jUtk fr B. J. WT Ikafanaa aW YOUR RED CROSS An Army Without a Gun- By MEREDITH NICHOLSON Of the Vigilante. V HE Red Cross is the greatest instrument ol mercv the world has service of mercy and helpfulness was in Civil War days, the Red Cross surpasses it immeasurably not 'only in the range and variety of its effort, but ir efficiency and effectiveness, Tbe Red .Crpss is, we may say, the arms of the mothers of the world reached out to their sons to bind up their wounds and comfort tKem. The Red Cross is an army without a gun that wages war only upon suffering and heartache. Where the gag of the stars goes there the banner of the Red Cross must fly beside it. We watch our boys go forth to war with a spirit of hopefulness because we know that this great agency of humanity presses close behind them; that its work is not incidental, but the intelligent . directed effort of one of the most marvelous organizations ever- contrived by American genius We have all 00i.iribt.teQ to the Red Cross; we shall be called upon again to contribute td its funds, -again and perhaps ttfga'in. And we will respond again and yet again! F6f this is a war for the defense of civilization, and we of great, free, splendid, glorious America, .have every intention tliat it shall be fought with the army of the Red Cross solidly supporting our soldiers. STRETCHING PARIS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF FRANCE THE RED CROSS HAS HELPED WHERE GOV ERNMENTS WERE HELPLESS. Tlii; avnlnndie of refugees 'that i swept Into Purls from the north of! l''riiiice hud been the despair of the1 civil authorities. These homeless,: stunned people were n new responsl- j hllity to lie added to the thousands of wounded men that came steadily from the shambles of the west front. Paris Is an old city. It was not ready to take In Its neighbors' chil dren. Its population was already a (ight fit. So it made the best of Its poor hospitality by offering up its gar rPti. '"'S'e'w building 'CrtustfiTcrioii seem ed impossible. Men were scarce. The mechanic was either manning the trenches- or fighting tiie fight In the war factories. Paris was distracted. It Is wonderful indeed how nobly Paris tried to meet tip's condition. And It Is remarkable how Paris met It with the aid of our own Red Cross. I'nhatnpered by red tape or precedent, our Ued Cross put on overalls and Jumper, carried the hod, became archi tect, engineer and contractor and went Into the building of homes. Here was a church lot that lay vacant; here an unltnlshed hospital ; there a worn out THE RED By AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR. Of the Vigilances. Broken with pain and weariness And sapped with vile disease, Back to the land of ruined towns, Of murdered men and trees, Through Switzerland from Germany The trains of wreckage ran, And on the French frontier they found A Red Cross Man. And when to what had once been home Those haggard exiles came, Young wheat was green above the scars Of steel andlIood and flame Round new built houses where once more The work of life began. And still they found to welcome them A Red Cross Man. There the husband clasped again . The wife he mourned as dead ' The child was on its mother's breast. The old were comforted. What wonder if they hope to fln,d The Angel of, God's Plan . ; WJ meets them at ,the Ikeavenljr gate r v v v, ; . . - a Red Cross Alan! ever seen. Noble as the building, all of which in a fortnight were siarted on their way toward new apart men 1.1, rooms and sleeping wards. We here at home who associate the great Ued Cross movement with band ages and white gowned nurses must lose this old Illusion in the light of a thousand other works for humanity. In this case we see the Ued Cross first us diplomats convincing the civil authorities of Paris as to their ability to remedy the situation, then us architects, remodeling, UuydjngSj cliang Injf building plans, hiring labor gath ered by themselves from the ex-sol diery and the older man, ail the while working under every imaginable hand icap, while Father Time cried, "Get It done, get It done." So out of the garrets cume these de spairing people to find new hope Ir clean homes, to get new cheer out ol sheer bodily comfort and fresh cour age to again take up the great trust that France has kept so well "to car ry on." It Is not strange that om French brothers believe In your own Red Cross Just a little more than you do. But should this be? CROSS MAN Baptist Rev. H. G. Phillips, Pastor. Presbyterian No Pastor at present. Episcopalian Previous notice givea of ser vice. Rev. McWilliams, Rector Catholic Services the third Sunday of each month at Q o'clock. All are welcome. Father Anthony Herman, Pastor. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) At Missler Sunday School 11 ;00 a. m. Preaching services 9:00 p. m. All welcome. Elder E. Basinger, in charge. Naxarene. Sabbath School 10:00 a. m. Preaching at 11:00 Bible lesson 7:00 p. m. Preaching 7:46 Prayer meeting Friday 7 p. tn Rev. J. Lloyd. Pastor. Mtthodiet Note There will be no regular preach ing services Sunday. The morning service is dismissed that we may at tend the Memorial Service at the UiperaHoiisS. ', - The Evening Preening Service itf dismissed on accoUftt of the Meeting of the County Sunday School Con vention held in the Bfaptist Church. The Sunday School will meet as usaul at 9:45, and the Epworth League' at 7:30. Teachers Training Class for1 th'ff teachers wii! meet at 9:00 P, M. at the church. The young folks' training class has finished the book, "Life in the Mak ing," passed their examination and are now studying the seconrf book, "The Program of the Christian Re ligion." Tbe League has a picnic to-night. Veteran of the Civil War To All Unaffiliated Old Sold iers in Meade County Kansas. Conrades: Our race is almost run. We 'have only one small body of the G. A. R, in the coun ty Meade Post lias scarcely more than a dozen survivors, and many times, fewer who come to our meetings. Won't you join us, for a short march ere we are mustered out forever?1 Please become a recruit before . Memorial Day. "Every - member nvites you to "fall in". Please drop me a card. Yours in F. C. & L. Frank Sourbeer, Post Commander TIME CARD WKST HOUND No. 1 Passenger u.50 P. M. Makes all Stops No. Limited 9:5c) P. M. No Stops No. 33 ' i:oo A. M. No. 83 Local 3:05 P. M. EAST BOUND No. 2 Passenger 11:00 A. M. Make;, all stops east of Pratt Stops only at county seats, including Plains, Meade, Fowler, and Mtnneola No. 4 Limited 7:51 A. M. No stops No. 34 4:10 P. M. No. 34 carrie sleeper out of Hutchinson, going east. No, 82 txical 0:45 A. M. O. J. DetHe, Aent. FOR SALE Baled prairie $21.00 per ton. Baled alfalfa $26.00 per ton. Loose hay $2.00 per ton less. Wm. Miller Crooked L Ranch Meade Ks M. & M. Drag Co. for wall paper. ' Stamper's Sale Dates May . .Satnrrlaw h. 1 Q 1 O 4 Pi..:. sale at Meade,1 " ' 'v-:-J' Johnson & Casey, ThursdaA the 23rd,Fowler.