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THE LEXINGTON INTELLIGENCER, LEXINGTON, RIO.
L J I . I J
A. W. ALLEN, Editor and Publisher.
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in THE INTELLIGENCER must be
It is estimated that 7,000,000
men have been killed in the wan-
thus far. All of which i3 the re
sult of one man's ambition and
the lust of world-domination by
and, be it further resolved, .
That . we, as individuals, pledge
ourselves to give a small portion
of our time in helping any of our .
neighbors who give their time in
furthering the proposed county or
ganisation, so that they may take
up this public service, knowing that
their work at home will not suf
fer. Patriotic, helpful, ready to co
operate, understanding just
what is the best service they
can do for the Allies and the
United States, these Missouri
farmers are good to hear. In
Consolidated School District No.
2 we see, and are grateful for
having the chance to see, one;of
hundreds of thousands of Amer
ican communities whose patriot
ism is not mere froth of speech,
but fruitful hard work. Johnson
County, Missouri, is an exemplar
and a spur.
BOWS TO PRESIDENT'S ORDER
Men Who Volunteered to Go to War
With Col. Roosevelt Released
, . The President has signed the
War Army Bill and designated
June 5, as the day for regis
tration. All men between the a
ges of 21 and 31 must register.
". A few weeks before his death,
on February 19, at San Antonio,
Tex., Maj-Gen. Frederick Fun
ston had commanded the largest
body of American soldiers that
had been assembled under one
A Little Trin to Missouri. i othcer since the Uvil war. it is
From The New York Times. worthy of record, too, that he
Leave the heaven-bussing tow-! abundantly "made good". in that
ers of Manhattan far behind, post, winning the respect of
Come and take a peep at a bit ; "regulars" and guardsmen alike
of country not quite so thickly j Funston was admirably adapted
settled. Good American country, j to the difficult task of "licking
Chilhowee, Johnson County,; into shape" and offercering the
Western Missouri. Lafayette the American militiamen, and
is north of Johnson, Henry is
south, Jackson and Cass are
west. They are worthy of their
names. The farmers of Henry
and Johnson have raised a hun
dred foot flag pole and a mighty
flag "to show the world that"
Chilhowee "unreservedly indors
es President Wilson's policies
"in the present crisis."
These farmers are not content
with raising flags. , They are
bound to raise all the food they
can, to help feed the non-German
world. The Chilhowee
Blade, Don Wimmer's paper,
takes us to a rally in the high
school of the farmers of Consol-
the rawer the material the bet
ter the little Kansan succeeded
The Twentieth Kansas, of Phill
ippine fame, was trained by Fun
ston into a model regiment, of
unexcelled efficiency, and gave
a brilliant account of itself in
many engagements. Sometimes
achievements of this sort are
overshadowed by more spec tac:
ular deeds, like the capture of
Aguinaldo, which made Gen
eral Funston a popular hero
before his return from the Phil
ippines; but in these times it is
well to remember that the com
mander who can make soldiers
out of American boys from the
School District No. 2. A tele-: farm and the workshop and the
gram is sent to Mr. Wilson, college is the man who will al
"Nothing but the solid support! ways be most useful to the army
"of the country behind Presi-!and the nation, irrespective of
"dent Wilson's draft measure' individual heroism. For that rea
"will protect the country." These ! son the loss of a general with
resolutions are passed unani' Funston's tried capacity is a
grievous one at this moment of
Whereas. The time has arrived !
when the farmers of the United
Mates must choose between supply- '
ing the Allies with food so they can I
keep an efficient army in the field 1
and keep the war in Europe, or al- 1
low the Allies to starve and we our- I
tZM ift Wte. Plumbe.rs, including
uur men in me trenches and the
war transferred to American soil;
I have bought the interest of
A. It. Clark in the firm of Clark
therefore, be it resolved
That we, the farmers of Consoli
dated District No. 2, in the County
of Johnson, Missouri, do earnestly
pledge our support, as individuals
and as a group, to a country-wide
organization which will help us to
work together in producing and con
serving an increased supply of food;
book accounts and unfinished
eontiwjts. I will conduut the bus
iness from the same old stand,
and solicit a continuation of
. J. K. LEITER.
Advertise m the Intelligencer.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., May 21. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt announced tonight
liiat all men who had volunteered to
serve with him under the American
flag in France had been absolved from
all further connection with the move
ment, and that the only course open
to them now la to enter the military
service in some other way if they are
able to do so, and if not to serve the
country in civil life. ,
"As good American citizens," said
Colonel Roosevelt, in a formal state
ment, "we loyally obey the decision of
the commander-in-chief of the Ameri
can army and navy. The men who
have volunteered will now consider
themselves absolved from all further
connection with this movement. The
funds promised will be treated as with
Iraxvn and applied to other purposes,
I, therefore, direct that this statement
be sent to the leaders in the yarious
states who have been raising troops.'
Colonel Roosevelt said that after
conferences personally or by wire 'with
;ome of the men who had volunteered
to raise units, regiments and battal
ions, it had been decided unanimous-
ly that the only course open was to
lit-tnnd in view of the decision of
.'resident Wilson not to permit the
organization of the division authorized
' Our sole aim," the statement con
inuad, "is to help in every way In
:;o successful prosecution of the war
uid we most heartily feci that no in-
Hvhlual's personal interest should for
,ic moment be considered save as it
.eivos the general public interest.
"We rejoice that a division com-
;io: ed of our fine regular soldiers and
.unrines, under so gallant and efficient
; 'cider as General Pershing, is to be
.e:;t abroad. We have a right to a
rrtiiin satisfaction In connection
The statement then quoted a news
paper report to the effect that the de-
'Imoii to send General Pershing was
'a compromise between the original
llans of the general staff, which fa
ded no early expedition, and the re
niest of Coloriel Roosevelt for author-
ty for an Immediate expedition,"
hawing the , conclusion that France
hereby will get American soldiers In
lie trenches at once, although Colonel
.loosevelt will not lead them. .
"If this gives the explanation of
the matter," Colonel Roosevelt added,
"I gladly say we are all unselfishly
:lcased to have served this use, al
though we regret not to have been al
'owed ourselves to render active ser
vice." . .. .
MISSOURI BAR IS PATRIOTIC
Speakers at Association Banquet In
Kansas City Dwell on Pres
ent Great War Crisis.
BRITISH TRIBUTE TO DEWEY
British Navy Places Floral Wreath on
His Tomb in Presence of U. S.
Washington, May 23. The British
navy paid tribute today to the memory
uf Admiral Dewey, when a floral
wreath was placed on his tomb by
Rear Admiral DeChair and Comman
der Lawford, the admiralty represen
tatives with the British official mission.
The wreath was placed under In
structions from London, both to com
memorate the friendship tetweep the
iu urcai iigiuing iorces ana to ex
press the British navy's gratitude at
the arrival of American destroyers in
British waters. The wreath, laid In
the presence of Admiral Benson and
other American officers, bears the fol
"A tribute to the undying memory
of George Dewey, admiral of the
United States navy, with respectful
homage and esteem of the rritish
Admiral Dewey probably was closer
to the British navy than any other
American naval officer because of the
historic incident in Manila Bay when
a German squadron behaved in a hos
tile manner and ' the British naval
commander there gave unmistakable
signs that he would support Admiral
Dewey if necessary.
The American flag flow the other
night above the heads of 200 members
of the Kansas City Bar Association,
assembled 'at the Hotel Muehlcbach
for the annual dinner, and at which
Major Ruby D. Garrett, U. S. A., was
a guest. Alfred N. Gossett, president
of the 'organization, officiated as
Patriotism was the ruling sentiment
which found expression in the re
sponses to the chair, and in the floral
rfprnrations. which consisted of Amer
ican beauties, and white lilies, and
foliage suggesting the colors of Old
Clory, and In the flag festoons draped
about the walls. ' .
Tributes to t he Stars and Stripes
were many; expressions of loyalty
and voicing the confidence of the na
tion In ultimate victory were made by
every speaker Americanism was the
In introducing the men who re
sponded to the toasts, Mr. Gossett
made frcc.i'.ent reference to the pres
ent conflict and the entrance of the
United States into the world war.
" "Do you realize what that flag
means?" he said, pointing to the em
blem. "Your i-ecurity and your pres
ent pp;:cefu!ne.-s depend upon that
flag. It is the flag of the greatest
nation, and, as such, it stands for all
the little nations of the earth."
Major Ruby D. Garrett invested the
term "war brides" with a new mean
ing. The subject of Ms toast appeared
mmn tlie-rrorr:'m as "War Brides, or
the First- Half Million Men." He ac-knowIodsc-1
that the subject had been
selected ;it random, as being exped
ient at the moment.. And then he
told of the origination of the phrase,
"war bridi s," which had its Inception
In England, when many men married,
after enlisting, at the outbreak of the
"Now, we may associate that term
with those microbes who seek mar
riage as a means cf avoiding military
service," he said, indicating that the
war bride of tod iy was the woman
who married a "slacker."
lie explained the various branches
Qf army service and by subtile com
parisons illustrated the dependency
of each upon the other, emphasizing
the contiguity of the whole into the
modern fighting machine.
ELECT NEW G. A. R. OFFICERS
State Encampment Closes Session at
Springfield After Choosihg St
Joseph Man as Commander.
The thirty-sixth annual encamp
ment of the Missouri department of
the Grand army of the Republic closed
recently at Springfield with the elec
tion of officers as follows: Thomas
W. Evans, St. Jose;h, commander;
O. H. Guffin, Kansas City, senior vice
commander; P. W. Br.hl, Springfield,
junior vice commander; W. H. Smith,
Springfield, medical director; Rev. W.
K. Collins, Lees Summit, chaplain.
The department adopted a resolu
tion offered by Ilassendeubel Post of
St. Louis, all Germans, indorsing the
action of the president and congress
In entering the world war on behalf of
democracy and humanity.
Officers of the Missouri department
of the women's relief corps were elect
ed as follows:
Mrs. Alice Mae Armstrong, Kansas
City, president; Mrs. Rhoda Vogel, St.
Louis, general vice president: Mrs.
Minnie 'Moon, Springfield, junior vice
president; Mrs. Mary E. Whetstone,
St. Louis, treasurer.
Our. spring stock is now . practically
complete and ready for inspection and sale.
While most things have advanced, the price
of goods is very cheap. We have plenty of
prints, percales, ginghams, shirtings, sheet
ings, pillow tubing, flannels, canton flannel,
outing and tickings. Our stock of black and
dress silks is charming. Our stock of coun
terpanes, towels, sheets, pillow cases and
sheetings never was better or more enticing.
If you don't see what you want, ask for it. We
have it. Come and See.
U-BOAT OFF MAINE COAST?
Naval Authorities Investigate Report
That Periscope Was Sighted In
Those Waters Recently. -
Portland, Me., May 23. It was offi
cially made known today that the re
ported presence of a submarine off the
Maine coast was being investigated
by naval stations.
A patrol scrutiny or these waters
was ordered following a renort to the
naval stations that a periscope was
sighted late yesterday afternoon and
that at 6 o'clock last nicht a subma
rine was seen running awash off
On the heels of these reports came
the word today from three lobster
fishermen that they had sighted from
two different points what they be
lieved to be a German submarine.
Mother and Children Burned.
Mlddleport, O., May 21. Six per
sons, Mrs. John Betzlng and her five
children, were burned to death in their
home at Minrrsville, near here, lute
last night. Mr. Betzing was away from
home on a 'fishing trip at the tlmo of
'Ma" Sunday Out of Danger.
New York, May 21. Mrs. William
A. Sunday, wife of the evangelist, who
was operated on lust night for appeu-
(Ileitis, now Is out of (lunger and there
Is every reason to hope for a rapid r
oovory, it v;.h announced toiiijjitl.
New Signal Corps Companies.
Orders have been received at St
Louis to recruit for the army signal
corps two motor truck companies, two
wagon companies, one pack train com
pany and one bakery company.
A $5,000 Fire at Sedalla.
Fire burned the two-story office of
tbe Mathis Stock Car Company, In
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas yards
at Sedalia and partly burned three box
cars filled with tools and paints. The
loss Is about $5,000.
Mothers 105 and 100 Met
Two mothers, one 105 year3 old and
the other 100 years old, met Sunday In
Grace Episcopal Church In Springfield,
and congratulated each other on hat
ing passed the century mark. The
meeting was arranged by Dr. W. R.
McCormack, formerly of Kansas City.
The women were Mrs. Nancy Hayncs
Brewer and Mrs. Ursley Gibson. The
grandfather of Mrs. Brewer was Jos,
Haynes, a minister ordained by John
Long Missing Sedalla Man Dead.
W. A. Morrill, paymaster for the
M., K. & T. at Sedalla forty years ago,
who disappeared from Sedalia In 1880,
aied. May 4 at Trinidad, Col., under
the name of William LIttlefiold. J.
West Goodwin received the news here
the other day.
Denied New Trial.
A now trial has been denied to Mil
lard Rowdon, convicted of perjury be
fore the grand Jury. in connection with
the dynamiting of a street car. An
appeal to the supreme court was
Lambs Sell for $19 Per 100 Lbs.
, Two cars of western fed lambs sold
on the St. Joseph market the other
day for f ID per cwt., the highest price
of record ever paid In this country.
The shipment was i'roia Las Anlmsi,
. Mrs. Anna Higgins returned
to Higginsville Wednesday af
ter a visit here with her daugh
ters, Mrs. I. II. Noyes and Mrs.
J. F. Forster.
Mrs. D. A. Staley and son,
Armour, who have been, visiting
Miss Carrie Loomis, . returned
Wednesday to their home near
Mr. and Mrs. John Price went
to Kansas City Wednesday to
spend the day.
CAS TO R I A
Capt. F. A. Day. went to Kan
sas City Wednesday on business.
The PALACE of S WEETS
i-: 922 MAIN STREET :-:
We respectfully invite the public to visit our
NEW ICE CREAM FACTORY
We have installed an up-to-date Ice Cream Machine and
from May 10 we began to manufacture our own Ice Cream
PERFECTION using the best of cream and the very best
of materials made according to the strictest sanitary way.
PURITY and CLEANINESS is our first and last name.
When you have worked hard for yourmoney, don't let
some "oily-tongued" stranger, who never 'dld an honest
day's work in his life, come along and "talk you In" on
some FOOL SCHEME Into which you will sink all the hard
earned savings of a lifetime.
You cannot "get rich quick" from the efforts of others.
But you can get rich quicker then you think if you will be
gin banking your money TODAY and firmly resolve to IN
CREASE the balance to your credit every month. Try it.
Put YOURlmoney in OUR bank.
Lexington Savings Bank
of 32 in our Landis Christmas Savings Clubs
over last year would seem to indicate that this has been
found to be distinct contribution to the Thrift habits
of the community. '
So we have added a $100 club a company of those
"who are aiming to make, it a rule of life to collect in
small payments and keep on hand $100 against sudden
opportunity or emergency.
Come in and ask about it.
E. M. TAUBMAN, President, W. H. CHILES, Vics-Presldent
F. A. IIOEFER, 2nd Vice-President, W. J. BANDON, Cashier.
Capital $75,000. ' Surplus $50,000.
Total Resources, Orer One-half Million Dollar.
We invite accounts, loth large and small, and promise most careful
attention to all business entrusted to our care.
IUCIIARD FIELD, President, S. J. ANDREW, Cashier.
W. V. A. CATRON, Vice-President
Chartered January 29, 1875. - Vsxli Up Cartel ?30,C:3
Does a General Eankinff Bunlncss, Lilr-ral Accommodation to Efjul.ir