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The Monitor-Press from Wellington, Kansas • 1

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State Hist Society THE NIT S. ESTABLISHED 1872 WELLINGTON KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1918 VOL. 45. NO. 10 ADVISORY BOARD REJECTS MANY Qualifies Others for Vari- ous Special Services.

Below are the results of the examination by the district medical board sitting at Winfield in cases referred by local board where the registrant was either rejected, accepted for limited military service or where the case was sent over for a complete examination: George Boyd Moore, qualified as a stenographer. George Glenn Cecil, rejected. Elmer L. Newman, general military service. Wm.

A. Ginder, general military service. James Riggs, rejected. George Giles, rejected. Chas.

E. Miller, qualified for cleri-! cal service. Christy, rejected. Wm. Jas.

McCants, rejected. Irl Glen Nelson, rejected. Alva D. Crick, rejected. James Leo Bristow, general military service.

Harold Lovingfoss, rejected. Paul E. McCormick, general military service. John Bradley, qualified for clerical service. Orie E.

Gapen, qualified as machinist. John K. Williams, qualified as cook. James Parschal Tucker, general military service. Glenn H.

Baugh, qualified as pharmacist. John Edgar Robinson, qualified for clerical work. Everett C. Rice, general military service. Chas.

H. Elsass, general military service. Claude B. Piatt, general Military service. Ted Owen, rejected.

Earl M. Rhoades, general military service. Grant" Pistorious, general military, service. Vernon Shofner, rejected. Roy W.

Vandeventer, rejected. Homer G. Sidebottom, general mil-, itary service. Ora Winkenson, rejected. Virgil Ivie, rejected.

Byron T. McNally, rejected. Wm. H. Stearns, rejected.

Delos D. Riggs, rejected. Jay S. Elem, qualified as tailor. Ben H.

Williams, rejected. Lloyd B. Mitchell, general military service. Don Drumhiller, rejected. Albert Earl Crick, rejected.

Blaine M. Kurtz, rejected. Henry Thomas Hart, rejected. Lawrence Passmore, rejected. Sidney J.

Shields, qualified as machinist. Wm. J. Segelbart, rejected. Arthur M.

Worden, rejected. Pascell M. Cantrell, rejected. Roy Niswander, general military service. Albert R.

Longdale, general military service. Arthur A. Hamel, general military ervice. Harry Roy Buckles, rejected. Joseph V.

Beck, general military service. Francis L. Hutchins, rejected. James Ed. Goff, rejected.

Frank McDaniel, qualified for clerical service. Levi L. Courtright, rejected. Ray W. Shobe, rejected.

John C. Wheeler, qualified as pharmacist. Garnett E. Alexander, rejected. Monroe S.

Garber, general military service. Wilbur D. McKeown, general military service. Orvel C. Swearingen, rejected.

Marlow Blankenship, rejected. Arthur I. Shepherd, rejected. Thos. Turner, qualified for clerical work.

George Martin Kern, general military service. Ernest W. Cook, general military service. Harold D. Weaver, rejected.

Adam J. Bancon, rejected. Rev. G. H.

Crawford, formerly pastor of the Christian church at Hunnewell who resigned a few weeks ago to engage in army Y. M. C. A. work, and his wife have lost their little son Garth, who died in a hospital at Beatrice, Nebraska, of quinzy following an attack of measles.

Rev. Crawford, has obtained a transfer from Camp Funston to Camp Dodge, Iowa, so as to be near his wife, who is at Mitchellville, that state, with relatives. Rev. Frank Peyton arrived Monday from his home at Great Bend to preach the funeral of the late W. D.

Whitfield and remained until the following day visiting among his old parishioners and friends. DEATHS Searl: Haven, Mrs. died George in a P. hospital Searl, of at Wichita on Sunday, February 24th. Deceased was born (Reynolds) in Iroquois, Illinois, April 12, 1869.

When fourteen years of age she moved with her parents to Nebraska and from that state to Kansas. She was married to George P. Searl May 1, 1887. To their union five children were born of whom two died in infancy. her are her husband, three children, Charles, Sadie and Ernest, her mother, three sisters and three brothers, and many friends.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. A. L. Hughes were held on Tuesday afternoon of last week in the South Haven Methodist church, folowed by interment in Rose Hill cemetery. Riley King, who died on the night of the 24th ult at Caldwell, was born in Benton county, Iowa, June 23, 1858, and grew to manhood in that state.

He was married October 2, 1879, to Cora May Gillett, his beloved life companion who survives him. With his family Mr. King came to Caldwell in the fall of 1884 and located in Morris township of this county, making his home there and in the city of Caldwell until his death. He was a member of the M. E.

church which he had joined in 1887, and was also active in the Odd Fellows order in Caldwell. Besides his wife he is survived by five children, Mrs. Blanche Herrin, Mrs. Martha A. Rohrer, Mrs.

Vinnie R. Doty, and Clement V. and Arthur King, all of Caldwell. Also by twelve grandchildren, a brother and two sisters. The funeral service was held in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev.

W. B. Barton, February 26th. Dunham: E. Dunham died at his home in Corbin on Tuesday, February 26th, the funeral taking place on Saturday, March 2d, being delayed to permit the arrival of relatives from Colorado.

Mr. Dunham was 79 years of age and had been a resident of Corbin for many years. He formerly conducted the Corbin hotel and also a grocery store. Of late years he has in partnership with his son been engaged in farming, making a specialty of growing and handling hay. He spent last fall in Colorado and had decided to move to that state, having a public sale of his effects on February 25th.

A few days prior to the sale he was taken ill with pneumonia and his advanced age made him an easy prey to the disease. He is survived by his wife and several children. The late W. W. Dunham, of this city, was a brother.

The deceased was an excellent man and had the esteem and respect of a large circle of acquaintances and friends. W. Dole died at his home at Ashton at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, March 2d, aged 36 years. Mr. Dole was taken with bronchial trouble, which assumed a malignant form and caused his death after about a week's illness.

The deceased was born near Montreal, Canada, in 1882. Moved from there to Mechlin, South Dakota, and from there in 1901 to Geuda Springs, where for a number of years he was engaged in the grain business. About a year ago he moved to Ashton to take charge of the yard of the Pond Lumber company. He was married in 1906 to Miss Elsie M. Quinn, who survives him together with two sons, Harold, aged ten, and James, five.

He leaves also two brothers, Harry, whose home is in Wisconsin, and Alger, a soldier at Camp Fuston, and four sisters, of whom Minnie, Mrs. Ralph Quinn of Geuda Springs, is the only one residing in this county. Mr. Dole was an active member of the M. E.

church and greatly interested in Sundayschool work, being one of the department superintendents of the county Sunday-school association. The funeral, which was held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church at Geuda Springs, was largely attended, his untimely deal having been a great shock to the community. The services were conducted by Rev. A. R.

King, pastor of the Ashton M. E. church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Peck of the Christian church.

Burial was in the Geuda Springs cemetery. Whitfield: William D. Whitfield, 65 years of age and a resident of Wellington for the past thirty-two years, died at hs residence on South Jefferson avenue early Sunday morning, 3d inst, after a long period of declining health, being confined to the house for the past six months or more. The deceased was born at Lakewood, Shelby county, Illinois, October 10. 1853.

In 1876 he was married to Miss Ida B. Cummins, who with their three children, Claude and Charles Whitfield and Maud, now Mrs. Will END OF DRAFT EXAMINATIONS Those Examined On Wednesday Finish List for Present. The last of the men in Class I of the draft to appear for medical examination had their cases passed on last Wednesday by Dr. J.

C. Caldwell, the county examining physician, and no more examinations will be held for the present. Of those who appeared on the 27th the following qualified for general military service: Roy G. Slinker, Wellington Wm. A.

Sunderland, Belle Plaine Jas. M. Ballard, Wellington William M. Murphy, Wellington Jacob T. Cupp, Caldwell Clyde V.

Hulse, Wellington Theo. C. Clark, Hunnewell Fred Roy Miller, Wellington Wm. A. Daley, Belle Plaine Paul W.

Popplewell, Rome Birda M. Staley, Milan Ira Crowell, Caldwell Archie A. Frederickson, Well'ton Grover L. Conover, Oxford Jas. W.

Cummins, Geuda Springs Jas. K. Spatz, Oxford Geo. Thos. Kincaid, Ashton Ben B.

Sawyer, South Haven Edwin E. Ellworth, Hunnewell H. C. Liggett LL George Robinson Hubert Arthur King There was one man rejected, Chas. C.

Stamm, while George C. Cecil was ordered before the district medical board. MORE STANDARD SCHOOLS Sumner County's Quota Has Been Increased to Ten. As: a result of the visit last Thursday of Mr. E.

S. Shoemaker, of Topeka, state inspector of the rural school 1 department, three more Sumner county schools have been added to the standard. They are the schools in District 168. the Dalton school; District 160 in Jackson township, known as Prairie Center, and District 72, the Bailey school, located west of Caldwell. These schools were visited that day in company with county Superintendent Brooks and all were found to have fully met the state requiremets for a standard school.

Two schools, Prairie Center and Bailey, have new buildings erected during the past year, while the Dalton school is housed in a neat brick school house with modern heating and other appliances. Each of these schools will receive a certificate from the state superintendent's office setting forth their qualifications to the standard rank and also a metal sign to be dsplayed in front of the building. The elevation of these three schools gives Sumner county now ten schools of standard rank. Those who had attained the distiction previously are Districts 68, 110, 180, 111, 46, 81 and 27. Several more schools have submitted their claims to the honor to the county superintendent and some of these are in position to qualify soon.

Ernest U. Smith came up from Caldwell Monday to take his physical examination and secure his transportation to Jefferson Barracks Missouri, where he has been assigned to special work with the aviation corps. Mr. Smith was originally assigned to 4 by the local board, but asked that his classification might be changed so that he could enter Uncle Sam's service at once. Mrs.

Ollie Carpenter, of Los Angeles, is here visiting her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Carpenter of East Lincoln avenue.

Savage, is left to mourn the los of a kind and devoted husband and father. Mr. Whitfield came to Sumner county in September of 1885 and to this city a few months later. For some fifteen years he followed the trade of a barber, most of the time in the J. H.

Mason shop in the basement under the Wellington bank. He then engaged in the produce and poultry business for several years until obliged by ill health to give over active pursuits, since which time he has lived in retirement. He was a member of the Baptist church and of the W. 0. W.

lodge. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Monday at the home, 722 South Jefferson and was conducted by Rev. Frank Peyton, of Great Bend, former pastor of the Congregational church of this city, who brought comfort to the hearts of the mourners and an impressive lesson to all in a thoughtful discourse based on Hebrews 9:27: it is appointed unto men once to die." There was a large assemblage of sympathising friends present and the floral offerings were of great beauty. Interment in Prairie Lawn cemetery followed the home NO OPPOSITION Only One Candidate for Each Office On the Prmary Ballots. THE COURT HOUSE Judge Fuller has adjourned district court until Monday, the 18th.

0-0 Ray C. Woodward, of Caldwell, will receive transportation on the 11th inst to a point in Illinois, where he will be enrolled in special military service. 0--0 J. M. Overbey has resigned as township clerk of Guelph township and the commissioners have appointed H.

A. Bishop to fill out the unexpired term. 0--0 Count Superintendent Brooks has finished his annual visitation of the rural schools of the county. He still has some "party calls" to make, however. 0-0 The county commissioners have appointed Delia Erwin, Stella Thornton, Norma McAllester, Flo Merrill and Gordon E.

Davis as rural school diploma examiners. 0-0 Milton W. Kerns, a blacksmith employed in the local Santa Fe shops, has brought suit in district court for divorce from his wife, Dollie Kerns, alleging unwifely conduct on the part of the defendant. 0--0 The county board met in regular session on Monday. No business of very general importance was transacted at the meeting.

After being in two days they adjourned until next Tuesday, 12th inst. 0-0 Sheriff Favor returned Tuesday ev-ening from Eureka having in custody one Albert Ginder, wanted here to answer to a statutory charge. An -old girl living near Oxford is the complaining witness. 0-0 The Pratt Food company and F. J.

Holstein have each filed abstracts of judgment in district court, the former for and the latter for $161.25, against J. S. Hamilton, the Argonia grain and provision dealer. The last act of record of the district court before adjournment was the rendering of a judgment in the case of Thorn versus Dinsmoor in which the latter is permanently enjoined from engaging in the practice of law in Caldwell. 0--0 Classification changes received by the secretary of the county draft board from the district board the first of the week were those of Walter Stanley Horn and Ray Milton Guinn, both of Caldwell and both assigned to Class 1-E.

0-0 In the divorce action of Mrs. Sadie Hart against Charles Hart Judge Fuller has refused the plaintiff's application for temporary alimony and has intimated that he does not consider the grounds alleged in the petition sufficient to warrant the granting of a decree. 0-0 Notice of diploma examination for rural schools April 6th and 13th is given by County Superintendent J. R. The order of subjects will be as follows: April 6th, reading, arithmetic, physics, civics, geography, Kansas history.

April 13th, writing, classics, U. S. history, spelling, grammar, agriculture. 0-0 The Continental Supply company by its attorney, I. H.

Finney, has filed a suit in district court to foreclose a mortgage of $20,000 given by C. L. Tallmadge, the oil operator, on 580 acres of land in the south part of Guelph township. This is an outgrowth of Tallmadge's unsuccessful oil developments in that locality. The Army Has Grown.

There were 1,428,650 enlisted men and 110,865 officers in the United States army at the opening of 1918, more than one and a half times as large as any force ever before mobilized by this nation, according to a statement by Secretary of War Baker During the war with Spain the army of the United States at its maximum strength aggregated 272,000 men and officers. The army in the training now is practically six times as great as the maximum number under arms during the Spanish-American war. About 45,000 officers were commissioned from civil life in the two series pf training camps, nearly eight times as many as the number of oficers in the Regular army April 1, 1917. A. B.

Clason was up Monday from his home west of Perth, feeling good over the late splendid rain, which he said brought the wheat out. wonderfully. It is remarkable change there has been in the looks of the fields in a few dave time. MARRIAGES Notice of the holding of a primary election next Tuesday, March 12, for the selection of candidates for the offices of city commissioner and members of the city board of education has failed to develop enough candidates to make either the primary or the regular election interesting. So far only one candidate has qualified by petition for each place to be filled, and recourse must be had, if the choice presented to the voters is not satisfactory, by writing in the names of other candidates on the ballot.

When the time for filing nominating petitions for the primary closed Saturday evening Ellis M. Carr's name was the only one on file for the office of commissioner of public utilities. Mr. Carr is now filling the position by appointement, but the election will be for the full three-year term. For the school board Harris Carr and Mrs.

Sam Stayton have been namLed for the one year vacancies on the board caused respectively by the death of Charles Worden and the resignation of C. W. Hunter. For the threeyear vacancy Mrs. H.

W. Herrick is the solitary candidate. To this term Mrs. Ellen R. Clayton was elected a year ago, but resigned soon after the election and Miss Lillian O'Brien has been filling the position by appointment.

Miss O'Brien refuses to be a candidate for the three years the term has yet to run. Petitions for the nomination of Ed T. Hackney, who is at present filling out the remainder of the Worden term, and of J. H. Mitchell were in circulation, but both gentlemen declined to have their names go before the primary, so the candidates above named have a clear field.

MUST USE MORE SUBS Hotels, Restaurants and Bakeries To Use Less Wheat Flour. Jacob Engle, United States food administrator for Sumner county, has received from State Administrator Walter Inness notice of new regulations for the use of wheat flour substitutes applying to hotels, restaurants and puble eating places using three barrels or more of flour and meal per month. Up to this time such places have been obliged to mix 20 per cent of wheat flour substitutes in a all of their breads and rolls, but this requirement did not apply further. But after this all of their sweet dough products, cookies, cakes, pies, doughnuts and pastry, must contain one-third of wheat substitutes at all times, and their batter-cakes, griddle-cakes and waffles, three-quarters of substitutes. The new regulation has been put in force for the protection of those public eating places which are ing with the food administration in wheat saving, from unfair competition By placing all under the same unvarying rule this unfair competition is eliminated.

Lecture Tuesday Evening. Next Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'- clock at the Methodist church Wellington people will have the privilege hearing a lecture by Lieut. Nance, of the United States army, who comes to speak to us in the interest of patriotism and the Third Liberty loan. Lieut. Nance is not only an interesting speaker but he has spent six months in France, most of the time on the fighting line, and is able to tell us at first hand much of interest and importance about the great struggle in which we are now engaged.Lieut.

Nance come here by appointment of Mrs. Henry Ware Allen, of Wichita, superintendent of the Women's National Liberty Loan committee, who is doing a great work in inducing our people to loan their savings to the government and thus help to win the war. A new federal law now requires a druggist to take out a special license for the sale of explosives. Many of the drugs commonly sold in the drug stores are also used in the compounding of explosives, and the government wants to put a stop to the opportunity that the unlicensed sale of these drugs would give for the making of explosives by persons who might not be able to get the materials directly. Under the law the druggists are to keep a record of the sale of certain drugs except where made in very limited quantities.

The licensing of druggists for this purpose has been placed in the hands of the state board. Mr. and Mrs. W. D.

Hook, who have been visiting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Summers of North Elm street, will leave to-morow for their home in Mendon, Mercer county, Ohio.

Bruce, surprised his parents and friends by an unannounced arrival at home, bringing with him a bride, formerly Miss Ada Walker, of St. Louis, in which city they were married last week. They will make their home in Wellington for the time being pendng Mr. Bruce's call to the army service, as he is in the next draft. G.

W. Wat- kins has received word of the marriage at Paris, Illinois, last week of their son Carl to Miss Gaynell Higgs, of that city. Carl has been making his home for the past year or more at Mattoon, but has lately given up the business in which he was engaged there 1 to enter the army and is now employed in the quartermaster's department at Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky. Mrs. Watkins will reside with her parents in Paris while Carl is in the army, but they expect to visit their relatives in Wellington in a short time.

Porter- -Last Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Rev. D. H. Stewart of the Presbyterian church united in marriage Mr. Jolin Porter and Mrs.

Sarah Wise, of Arkansas City, the ceremony taking place at the groom's residence on North street. Both Mr. and Mrs. Porter are well known in Wellington, the former having resided here for many years, while the bride also made her home in this city up until a few months ago. They left on the afternoon Rock Island to visit for a few days at the home of Mr.

Porter's sister, Mrs. George Graff, at Enid, after which they will return to this city to reside. vis, son of Mrs. Carrie E. Davis of 519 North A street, and Miss, Irene Campbell, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. J. G. Campbell, were married at the probate judge's office in Wichita last Friday afternoon. Mrs.

Campbell and her mother, Mrs. C. M. Stearns, were present at the ceremony. The young people will make their home at 408 South street.

Mr. Davis has until recently been in the employ of the Hitchcock furniture store, but is now holding a position at the Santa. Fe freight depot. Mr. and Mrs.

Davis are both well known in Wellington and their marriage will be of interest to many friends. Mr. Luman Da- Marriage Licenses. February 28. John H.

Porter, over Wellington Sarah Wise, over Wellington (Married by Rev. D. H. Stewart.) Thos. Wright, Milan Iva Yearout, Milan (Married by Rev.

H. W. Hunter.) March 1. P. J.

Grotz, Shawnee, Ok. Estele Bethune, Shawnee, Ok. Raymond L. Overholt, Wichita Ethel Schaffer, Portland (Married by Rev. John Daniels.) March 2.

Irva C. Lane, Belle Plaine Lola Phipps, Belle Plaine 20-----. March 4. C. A.

Jones, Dilworth, Ok. Della Colly, Dilworh, Ok. (Married by Probate Judge.) Kansans in Idaho. R. L.

Lough, who lived north of Wellington in Seventy-six township for a number of years, writes The Press from Buhl, Idaho, of a celebration held by the Kansas club of that place on the 29th of January (Kansas day) which was enjoyed by about 150 former residents of the Sunflower state. Letters were read from Governor Capper, Victor Murdock and William Allen White and toasts were offered by J. W. Munson, formerly of Coffeyville; George B. McPherson, of Topeka, while a great speech lauding the patriotism and other shining virtues of Kansas was made by John Bracken.

Sumner county was represented by A. L. Hurst and family and by Mr. Lough and family. The president of the club is W.

M. VanPatten, of Sterling, and the secretary, Mrs. B. B. Taylor, of Mitchell county.

Mr. Lough writes that they have had a very mild winter there. Have never had more than an inch of snow at a time and none of this remained more than 24 hours, while the thermometer has not gone below zero the entire season. The Riverdale auxiliary of the Red Cross through its secretary, Mrs. Lillian B.

Dolson, wishes to thank the patrons of the C. R. Elson public sale for their liberality. Mr. Elson donated a fine shepherd dog to the Red Cross and through the efforts of Auctioneer Lafe Burger it sold for the handsome sum of twenty dollars..

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