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MEADE CHAUTAUQUA AUGUST 27, 28, 29, 30; and 31 1918
ABE TY ' NE The Only Demociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XIX, MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 1918. NUMBER 34. Departed Boys To Camp ME COUN WS lire Date Rev. H. G. Philips, the Baptist pastor, will offer for sale on Saturday, August 24th at 3 o'clock p. m. at the Baptist Parsonage, the following to the highest bidder: . 'Dining room suit - 1 Table, $42.50 7 1 Buffet, .. 30.00 6 Chairs, ' , 27.00 1 leather Duof old, 45.00 1 Library Table, 25.00 -1 Rocker, 27.50 I. 1 ' " 12.00 1 Dresser, 32.00 IChjffoneer, 30.00 1 Office. Desk, 22.50 All of this furniture is of the original costs. J.I 1 Oliver Typewriter, No. 5. $100.00 1 Kitchen Cabinet, 32.50 1 Kitchen Table, 4.00 1 Cook Stove, ' 60.00 1 Heating Stove, 15.00 1 Lawn Mower Hose 50 White Wyndott chick , ens. , 2 fancy piggy Sows. Many other articles. the very best. We give , STAMPER, Auctioneer. For Sale or Rent Desirable city property, fifty foot lot, five room house, outh front, located in southwest part of town. Will sell this property at a bargain, or will rent to de sirable tenant." Address ELLA A. FRENCH Eckley, Colo. Wake Up! Have you bought your coal? Prices are advancing Place your order with me TODAY A, O. Rosenberry SERVICE We give the best of service in charging and repairing Storage batterys, Electric starters, and Generators. Official Willard Service Station FOWLER GARAGE Fowler, Kansas MOVED Am now located in the building formerly occupied by Sourbier Bros. Before you consign your old cas ings to the scrap heap bring them o me. A re-tread may make it as good as new. F.O.BROWN The Tire Repair Man Chautauqua Season tickets $2.20 , For the fifth time since the United States entered the war, Meade flags have been at half mast,, in silent token of the sor row of her citizens over the loss of another of her fighting sons, and this week it becomes our unpleasant duty to record the death on the battle field of France, the first Meade county born hero. Lieutenant Bernard F. McMeel, whose services to his .country ended July 18, 1918. Only a few weeks ago the sad hews of the death of Lieut. Herbert K." Jones on the battle field July 19th reached Meade, and it was then thought that he was the first to fall in action, but the letter received Sunday by Mr. 13. S. McMeel indicates that Bernard had fallen in ac tion the day, before. Lieut. McMeel was born ' in Meade, May 24th, 1918. and grew to young manhood here, graduating from our public schools with, the class of 1912. Soon after he entered the Kan sas University where he was a student in the law school, and the third year of his study was spent in the University of Chi cago. With only another year's study, to reach his goal, and while spending the summer of 1917 with his parents in Meade, the call of his country came and on August 27lh he entered the second officers training camp. On the 27th of Novem ber following, he received his commission as second lieuten ant. On January 17 of this year he sailed for France. While majiing his way into the field to look after some of his men who had been wounded following one of the big en gagements in April, Lieut. Mc Meel was gassed, and spent sev en weeks in the hospita.L.after which he returned to the front and again took up his worki A letter received by his par ents, dated July 11, gave an ac count of the work that is being done by our boys. Therein he stated that he had just re turned from a 38-day stay at the front, during which time he had not removed his cloth ing and had slept but little. He was in the best of spirits and gave an account bf what had so far been accomplished. Up on his return to the front he rendered the fullest service possible to his country. His parents, two brothers, Leo P. McMeel of Great Falls, Montana, and Captain J. E. Mc Meel, now in France, and four sisters, Genevieve, Anna and Nora, also Mrs. E. E. Innis, sur vive. The following letter, written by his Colonel, is surely a con oslation to those over whose home a shadow has been .cast by his departure, and an inspi ration to all Meade county. Headquarters 9th Infantry A. E. F. France, 22 July, '18 Mr. B. S. McMeel, Meade, Kansas. Dear Sir: Lieut. , Bernard F. McMeel was killed while leading his command in action during the Allied advance south of Sois sons, July 18, 1918. His death was instantaneous. The regiment has lost a cour aopnns and tfall.mt officer, be loved alike by his fellow offi cers and his men. His conduct during the battle, as in former engagements with his regiment has been of the highest order, and an inspiration to all about him.. The officers and men of the Ninth United States Infantry extend to you their heartfelt sympathy. Sincerely yours. L. S. UPTON, Colonel 9th Infantry. On Monday morning Re quiem High Mass was celebrat ed at SL John's Catholic church and during the hour of service all . business houses were closed. ' " ' ' Word from Ben Marshall says be is now on bis way across. The following Meade county boys wiil entrain for Fort Riley Tuesday, August 27th : Geo. G. Dame, Plains. Claude H. Beckett, Greens burg. v Wm. H. Burch, Fowler. Louis A. Voigt, Fowler. Robert M. Stimmcl, Fowler. Earl E. Innis, Fowler. David E. Nicholson. Fowler. James N. Mann, Plains. Some of the material for the refugee garments has "arrived, but not a sufficient amount to warrant the opening of the work rooms for that work. More is expected soon. The Misslcr Auxiliary will have an ice cream social at the Gardner school house Friday evening, August 23rd. ' Lieut. Winter Falls Waco, Texas, July 27. Lieut. H. C. Winter, 22 years old. sta tioned at Rich Flying field here, was killed today, six milcvS south of Waco when his air plane fell while he was giving instructions to W. K. Aber nathy was not seriously in jured. Lieut. Winter succeeded in righting the machine three times, but when it was 500 feet from the earth it fell down ward wit!) terrific speed, the nose of the plane being buried in the ground for a consider able depth. A group of section men were the first to reach the wreck Lieut. Winter was dead before the strap that fastened him to his seat could be loosened. rt. Collins (Colorado) Express. Lieut. Winter, referred to above, is a nephew of Mrs. An ria fcinter who resides south of Meade. - " To Farmers The sum of $5,000,000 ha been set aside by the President for "Seed Grain Loans." .This sum comes from the appropri ation made for "National Se curity and Defense." This ap propriation was made in order that farmers in the' drouth stricken regions of the North west, (including Montana and parts of North Dakota) and in the Southwest,- (including por tions of Western Kansas, Okla homa, and Texas) who have suffered from two successive crop failures and whose credit is completely exhausted may purchase seed for fall planting. Loans will be mnde throunh the Federal Farm Loan Ranks upon the approval of the U. S. Deoartmrnt of An'cult'ire. These loans will be limited to $3 per acre, not to eceed 100 ncre. Like all undertaking o" this nature, certain methods of pro cedure are necessarv before the applicant receives the amount anplied for. so in order thit the necessarv stens mav be tak en sufficiently far ahead of seedinC time to insure those farmerswho may find it neces sary to take advantage of this opnortunitv to secure money with' which o purchase seed wheat, receiving same in suf ficient time, a meeting has been called for August 27th, Jo be held in the court house in Meade, beginning promptly at 2 o'clock. At this time and place all those interested are requested to meet and learn what will be necessary in order to secure the necessary amount of seed wheat. 4- NOTICE Conditions, over which we have no control, make it neces sary to put the following prices on milk, in effect September 1st : Milk, per quart, delivered, 10c: ner Dint Wa.c. Cream, per quart, 60c; per pint, 30c; per half pint, 15c. - ' 34-2 W. A. BURNETT. - ' Don't forget that the Chan qua begins next Tuesday. VW. i-A L V I W I ' . . HIIS ,Vt 4 reeome. 10 tfielVbrld ' . The world looks to you, Mr. ' American Farmer, and ia will ing to pay you big. Get but of your farm all that is in it. . The extra bushels Der acre are imnor- tant to the world and they are clear profit to you. Are your crops as big as they should be? You can get bigger and better crops by using; urairt umiis Every feed sows a measured quantity of seed. Superior Drills do not 6kip, choke or bunch; every furrow opener makes a perfect, roomy seed trench, with the seed at an even depth, Made of the choicest materials. ' Special features: Double run K skive force grain feeds two feeds in one. Parallel disc arings guaranteed fpr life of drill.' Superior telescoping steel conductor tubes non-breakable; no buckling, kinking, bending or ii i o . I ; 1 1 . i i collapsing, ouperior paiemeu vainaiing urug bars insure 50 more clearance. Constructed for Use With Any Tractor 1 - - Madafflraowlna'all laraa and mail rein In 4, 6, 7 and 8 Inoh row, in plain arain and lartiliau lylea. It will pay you to use this Drill becausoits effective and economical sowing will bring you creator profits in increased crops. Superior Drill are noted for lightness of draft, euso of operation and unusual strength. W. F. CASTEEN & CO. vWar Work is calling many women of our coun try into commercial and industrial activities. This releases men for military ser vice. To the women "over here" who are backing up our boys "over there", this Institution would extend every encouragement. Our banking facilities are available and we cordially invite consultation. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Meade, Kansas FOUL PLAY By F. S. Sullivan ' .' If ever I meet that sniper, in this world or the next, He'll learn what happens a Heinie when be gets a' Yankee vexed. We were sitting there it our trenches, having a game of draw, And a quieter bunch of fellows nobody ever saw. ' We wasn't doing a thing to him, just tending to our biz, , But every time we showed our heads we'd beaT a bullet whiz, Me and a guy from Kansas, aod a smooth one from Norfolk Were trying to bunc a millionaire from "little old New Yawk' - He sure was a nervy player, he talked with an eastern drawl, And it looked for awhile as though he was going to skin us all. But we finally run in a cold deck that bad been fixed up just right, And the way that sucker took the bait for sore eyes was a sight. , We all stayed in at the opening and every man stood pat, Which maybe wasn't good judgment, but it worked for all of that. And when it came to th showdown be showed kings full on eights And was going to irake in the jack pot without any more debates. But I heads him off with a flourish and shows bim four little trays, ' When the Kansas man speaksupand says, "IguessweH,see whopays". Then he lay down four queenly ladies, two blonde and two brunette, But the guy from Old Virginny says, "Don't touch the kitty yet". And be exhibited four big aces and raked in all the pile, While New York lit a aigarette with a quiet little smile. I'd been sitting like a tailor till my legs were stiff and lame, So I got up to stretch my muscles as the sniper took bis aim. " His bullet missed my cocoa but it broke my clay pipe bowl, And I'd father some bunco-stearer had touebed me for my roll. , I don't call that decent fighting, to bust up a man's best friend, Sb if ever I meet that sniper he'll come to one bad end.