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N The Only Dcmociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XIX. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1918. NUMBER 38. MEADE EWS fry V v 15 f TO OUR PATRONS On account of the conditions that confront us at this time, over which we have no control, brought about by the present War conditions, .and in view of the high prices now prevailing, also the shortage in many lines of Mer chandise, the failure of crops in the past few years; all of the above conditions combined, confront us for solution in the interest of all parties concerned. In order to protect ourselves, and our creditors, and at the same time serve YOU Our Patrons to the very best advantage, we, as merchants, arecompelled to place our crecHts on terms of a shorter basis. This is a subject that has been a problem to us for sometime, and while it is not our intention to discontinue . our credit plan entirely, we feel that in this way we may equalize the burden. ' - It is after mature deliberation that we take thisiction and hope that we may have your co-operation. If you do not understand the matter clearly we will be glad to give you additional information, , The terms will be CASH with a credit privilege of THIRTY DAYS. Thus accounts for each month must be settled on or before the tenth of the month follow iug the purchase. ' These terms will go in effect the first day of October 1918. We cordially ask a continuance of your patronage, and earnestly trust that this modification may work for our mutualgood. Yours to Serve, Meade County Brys In The Big Fight W. F. Cast sen & Company F. W. Fick Willis VVolfe G. M. Brown & Company Cooper & McCay A. B. Moore B. S. McMeel J. A' Johnson Kelley Optical Company John Wehrle 1 L. N. Brachn M. & M. Drug Company J. C. Ragland H. G. Marshall J. T. Helm Governor Arthur Capper Will addaess the people of Meade at Phelps Theatre Saturday evening September 28th J. N. Tincher will accompany him For Sale or Rent Desirable city property, fifty "foot lot, five room house, south 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. 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 to me. A re-tread may make it as good as new. F.O.BROWN The Tire Repair.Man WITH THE COLORS Word from Chas. Bohling who was recently wounded in action, says that he is now able to be about on crutches and will soon be back in action. Meade people arc glad to know he is recovering. Elsewhere in this issue ap pears the public sale of the I. I Vanlloessen stock and ma chinery: Mr. Vanlloesen is among the early settlers of Meade county and for a num ber of years has been engaged in farming and stock raising on his farm, five miles east of Meade. His son-in-law, O. O. Clay, has leased the farm and will engage in the same line of work, farming and stock rais ing. The News is pleased to note that Mr. and Mrs. Vanlloe sen have decided to take the rest from work, which they both have earned in their long stay on their farm, and es pecially glad that they have chosen Meade as their future home. The date of the sale is September 26, and since Mr. Vanlloesen has some very fine stock, any one interested will do well to keep the date in mind. At a call meeting of the Arena Club, held Monday even ing at the home of Mrs. Roy Twist, Mrs. C. C. Wilson re signed her office as president of the Club for the coming year and Mrs. J. A. Bunch was elect ed to fill the vacancy. The first regular meeting will be held October 7th, at the home of Mrs. Roy Twist. The following message from Senator Thompson, who has just returned from a six weeks visit on the fighting fronts, "ives the information that the "!3rd nil Kansas regiment as sisted in the capture of St. Mihiel, and since the first bovs who went from Meade county were in that regiment, Meade pcoole will be entitled to some of the credit for the taking of this important point. The mes sage follows: "Kansas people will be glad to know that the Eighty-ninth division, formerly at " Camn Fnnston, and including the. 3i3 All-Kansas reciment, is now en gaged in the grent battle around St. Mihiel. I visited soldiers there in August and saw the wonderful prepara tions for this battle." The Eighty-ninth division was trained nt Camp Funston nnd went to France last spring. (Included in the organization is the 353 regiment the All-Kansas regiment. Many Kansans j are in other units of the divis ion, but the 353 regiment is strictly a home-grown organ- . ration. It is now in the midst of the fighting. Departed Octa Zella Brown was born at Pretty Prairie, Reno County Kansas, March 2, 18, and died at her home near Missler, Sep tember 13, 1918, . On December 24, lC13,be was united in mar riage to Steven Ayers. On May 1st, 1C15, they moved to Meade county and located near Miss ler, where they have since re sided. To this union n son was born, August 18, 1016. Mrs. Ayrcs joined the M. E. church when she was twelve years old and was a member of the Chen ey, M. E: church at the time of her death. She is survived by her hus band and son, her step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Hickey, six sisters and two brothers. Her father departed this life October 6, 1900. She was a faithful wife, ii devoted mother and a true friend and neighbor. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in Meade, Tuesday afternoon, under the auspices of the Royal Neigh bors, of which order she was a member. Rev. Geo. A. Kraft, the pastor, delivered the ser mon. The remains were taken to Cheney where they will be in terred beside her f:dher. Card of Thanks We desire to thank our neighbors and friends, also members of the Royal Neigh bors, Odd Fellows, and Modern Woodmen for their help and sympathy during our recent bereavement, and also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. Steven Ayers and Son. Mr. and Mrs. John Hickey and Family. County Agent, Carl Howard advises that a shipment of grasshopper poison is expected this week. Since the grasshop pers arc quite numerous in some sections of the county, a united effort to exterminate them would not be a bad idea. A new pest has been discov ered in some parts of the coun ty, and is known as a brown weevil. The method of proce dure of this varmint is to eat the germ of the wheat seed, thereby completely destroying if. While . quite small, this brown weevil is capable of do ing unlimited damage if. his reign should extend over a very extensive scope of country, and already an effort is being made to discover a means of ridding the infected regions of him. Listen To What the Fuel Administrator Says The coal administration is constantly urging the early purchase of fuel. . We also urge not only the early purchase of fuel, but also that of your heating stove or range. The supply is limited. We have on hand just TEN Round Oak ' , Heaters and TWO Round Oak Ranges. When this supply is exhausted it is very doubtful if we can get any more this year. Even if you do not need your stove or range until late in the season, by paying a few dol lars down, we will set it aside for you. The tendency of prices is decidedly upward, which means that the purchase of a stove or range at this time represents a material money saving, conservatton of all fuels, and the safeguarding of the comfort of the family ' W. F. CASTEEN & CO. P, S. Remember, your old stove will consume nearly double the fuel of a new Round Oak. THRIFT- The Way To Win Life without a purpose is little better than mere existence. The way to win is to make a definite plan, and having made it, work for it, live for it, SAVE FOR IT Those who are wasteful and extrava ' gant must always struggle to make ends meet Those who are prudent and thrifty need never struggle We pay 4 per cent interest on time deposits . FIRST NATIONAL BANK Meade, Kansas FRIDAY THE 13TII . I!y K. S. Sullivan The 13th fell on Friday, tbe Hun'a unlucky day, and General John J Pershing's anniversary. Great Pershing rose upearly up on that Friday morn, and says. 'I'm going- to celebrate the day that I was born, Of years full eight and fifty havep&ssed along their way since first I opened up my eyes upon tbe light of day. My life has been a busy one, and ere the day is done I'm going to see that business picks up for tbe Hun." He signalled to his bugler who sounded an advance that was echoed through the val leys and from tbe hills cf France. And lo, a million stalwarts an swered to the call, and o'er tbe German army there bung an aw ful pall. A pall of death and ter ror that filled tbem all with fright, and doused their lamoot courage, and put tbem all to flight. And when tbe day was, ended ten thousand of their host bad been turned into prison camps, ten thousand more to ghosts. All hail the name of Persbing! All hail to bis birthday I All bell is filled with bocbe wbo fell on his anniversary. j Fred Mein is 'advertising a public sale for October 4th.' l)ue to his wife's health he is compelled to seek nnother cli mate. ' Mrs. John Farenwald has been quite sick at her home in this city for the past few days, but at this time is somewhat improved. Mrs. F. G. Ilolderman has re ceived her fall stock of millin ery and has same on display. Later shipments are arriving each week. Consult her styles and prices before buying, as you can't duplicate either any where in. the state. It gives us pleasure to an nounce that Miss Verla Fox, a Meade county girl, who recent--Iy entered Salt City Business College for a course in short hand and typewriting, has fin ished her course and has also taken a Civil Service examina tion which she passed with high grades, and last week received notice that an appointment to a Government position was awaiting her in Washington, D. C. She will leave the last of the week for that place.