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The Dighton News from Dighton, Kansas • 2

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THE NEWS, DIGHTON, KANSAS. The Nebraska State bank at Sunol recently was robbed of $1,200 by two bandits, who locked the cashier, W. C. Smith, in 'the vault and, in making their escape, killed Ira Paup and Paul Vacik, who tried to capture them. Later the robbers were captured by a posse led by Sheriff McDaniels of Sydney, Elgin, got even with its weathe.

man the other day. Dr. R. Jencks, who has observed and predicted weather for newspapers here for over twenty years, was overcome by the heat at a sale. He will recover.

The present heat wave began the last days of June and has continued with an absence of rain that has become a serious menace to crops in Kansas and Oklahoma, while parts of Illinois and Missouri are showing the effects of the heat and drought. Wisconsin, Iowa and part of Nebraska are in need of relief. The New York garment workers refused to ratify the agreement entered into by their leaders with the Garment Manufacturers' Association and were ordered back on strike by Benjamin Schlesinger, president of the workers' union. Twenty-two men are dead and half a dozen others dying as the result of an explosion of gas in a water works tunnel five miles from shore underneath Lake Erie at Cleveland, Ohio. The dead include workmen who were trapped in the tunnel when gas exploded and members of two rescue parties who attempted to save the men first trapped.

The general committee of the garment makers' union has decided by a close vote to accept the 3-year agreement signed by officials of the union and representatives of the manufacturers, thus ending the lockout and strike which for three months virtually has paralyzed the women's clothing industry in New York City. Efforts of the federal health service to prevent, if possible, the spreading of infantile paralysis to cities and towns outside of New York were strengthened when an order was issued that no child 16 years old or under be permitted to leave New York without a certificate of approval from the federal surgeons. Southwest. Santiago Ramirez, ex-governor of the Mexican state of Coahuila and later a Villista general, was publicly put to death on the Plaza at Saltillo, Mexico, recently, according to news reaching Nuevo Laredo from an authentic source. -to J.

E. Harrington, wealthy oil man, was struck by lightning and instantly killed on the golf links of the Tulsa, Country Club recently. At least one other well known man was injured and several caddies are in a serious condition. General Funston has received authorization from the War Department to carry out his recent suggestion that second lieutenants of the national guard be detailed for service with the regular army, which, under the reorganization, is without officers of this grade, all having been promoted. Running through an open switch at Tulsa, a Midland Valley passenger train crashed head on into a freight train standing on a side track.

Thirty-five passengers were injured, some of them seriously. Foreign. The Canadian naval department has denied that there is any foundation for the story published in New York that the German submarine, Bremen, has been captured and taken to Halifax. Capt. Charles Fryatt of the Great Eastern Railway steamship Brussels, which vessel was captured by German destroyers last month and taken into Zeebrugge, has been shot after trial before a German naval courtmartial.

Five hundred Villistas have been captured in Zacatecas by General Plank, according to reports received at the City of Mexico by the government. All were given amnesty. Arrangements are being made to put Sir Roger Casement to death privately in the Pentonville prison in London August 3. The expected decision of the government to deprive the duke of Cumberland, the duke of Albany and Prince Albert of Schleswig Holstein of their British titles and orders, was made known recently. Twelve persons were instantly killed in a wreck of a northbound train on the National lines at Morales, Mexico, forty miles north of Monterey, Mexico, ASK NEW BABYLAWS BRIEFLY THE NEWS OF SEVEN DAYS IN ALL LANDS War News.

While the battle of the Somme is continuing with methodical for the British forces, the Russians are able to announce another important victory in the capture of Brody. This Galician town is a large railway junction, and it had been expected that the Austrians would retain it at all costs. The swiftness of this new Russian stroke was unexpected and may lead to the capture of Lemberg itself. The official report of the British war office shows that the British are continuing their successful progress. The whole of Longueval now is in their hands as well as the Delville Wood, from which they drove the Fifth Brandenberg division.

Russian troops covered a hundred miles in their advance on Erzingan within a week. The capture of that city means the virtual completion of the Russian occupation of Turkish Armenia and gives Russia the benefit of the extremely fertile valley and opens an easy means of communication through Trebizond for the western and southern Caucasian armies. Hard fighting has commenced again between the British and the Germans in the Somme region of France near Pozieres, around Longueval and in the Delville wood. The Allies are able to congratulate themselves on another good day's record with the capture of important positions of Pozieres, on the western front, and Erzingan, in Armenia, while the Russian General Sakharoff, in the fighting on the Slonevka River captured another 4,000 prisoners and five guns. In the Volhynia sector the Russians are keeping up energetically their pressure on the Teutons in the Slonevka River region and also are attacking the Teutons in North Galicia, near Brody.

do The battle on the Somme front still is being fought by British and Germans with the utmost stubbornness. An indication of the importance the Germans attach to defending their line is found in the report of General Haig, the British commander, and in the German admission that troops have been brought from before Verdun in order to lend all possible strength to General Von Einem. The Russians continue to make progress against the Teutonic allies in the Volhynia district, sending their troops across the Slonevke river, notwithstanding the fire of the Teutons. Washington. General Carranza has been informed in a note handed to his ambassador Washington that the Washington government is prepared to submit to a joint international commission the task of seeking a solution of the border problems.

The proposal of the de facto government for a commission is accepted, however. Colonel Frederick W. Sibley of the Fourteenth cavalry has been nominated a brigadier general by President Wilson. Lieutenant Colonel Wilmot E. Ellis of the coast artillery was nominated colonel and several majors, captains and lieutenants were promoted.

Official word has gone to the House that President Wilson stands behind the construction program of the Naval bill as it passed the senate. As the first step in the federal goverument's part of spending 150 million dollars on good roads in the next five years in co-operation with the states, Secretary Houston annouced the portionment of federal funds for this year. A circular will also be sent to all the governors and state highway authorities outlining a tentative plan' of procedure. Official announcement has been made at the White House that negotiations have practically been completed for the purchase of the Danish West Indies by the United States from Denmark for 25 million dollars. A treaty closing the transaction is ready to be signed and sent to the senate.

Domestic. The British government has Suspended its trading-with-the-enemy act blacklist against the firm of G. W. McNear and the Petroleum Products Company of San Francisco, of which McNear is the head, so far as delivery of goods under pending contracts is concerned, it was announced at San KANSAS GOES BACK TO CORN Area Planted This Year is 50 Per Cent Greater Than That of 1915 -Good Outlook. Kansas has a chance to raise one of the biggest corn crops in its history this year.

The area planted, as reported by J. C. Mohler, secretary of the state board of agriculture, is 6, 990.000 acres, the largest since 1911 and more than 50 per cent larger than the area harvested last year. Present condition of the crop is 75, six points lower than a month ago, and the same as a year ago, when the average yield was 31.5 bushels to the acre. A similar yield this year will make a total crop of 220 million bushels, 78 million more than last year and the largest since 1899.

In a general way, the outlook for corn is most favorable in the northern half of the state. Twenty-three of thirty-three counties with average conditions of 80 or more are in this territory, and sixteen of that tweaty three are in the northeast quarter. The highest condition, 90, is reported for Doniphan. Jewell, leading with more than two hundred thousand acres in corn, is rated at 88, or thirteen points above the average for the state. The other counties in the northern tier east of Jewell have conditions of 80 or above, as do the adjoining counties excepting Jackson.

The least promising prospects are in the south central counties of Sedg. wick and Sumner, with conditions of 52 and 59. respectively. In the tern half of the state the fields are generally clean, but in the eastern counties much corn is weedy, owing to lack of opportunity to cultivate. While corn responded rapidly to the warmer weather and sunshine of the past month, present soil conditions in most localities are unfavorable for growth and rain is badly needed throughout the state.

SPENDING THE WHEAT MONEY State Bank Commissioner Benson Speculates as to the Disposition of the $100,000,000. What will the Kansas farmers this year do with the $100.000,000 which they will receive for their wheat crop? This question was asked of State Bank Commissioner Benson recently. Here is the way he said it would be spent: Handling the crop, $15,000.000. Seed for new crop, $8.000,000. Payment of current debts, 000.

Interest on mortgages, $5,000,000. Buying more land, $7,000,000. Buying automobiles, $25,000,000. "Gadding," $1,000,000. Improvements and household penses, $9,000,000.

Deposits in banks, $20,000.000. However, the bank commissioner says that the farmers will not get the $100,000,000 all in a lump. It will come in gradually. Many farmers will hold their wheat for a higher price. The railroads will be taxed to move that portion of the crop which the farmers now want to send to market.

In fact a shortage of freight cars is already in sight. The roads are doing all they can to relieve the situation, but they declare it will be impossible for them to supply all the needed cars promptly. Oats Yield 73 Bushels. -Seventythree bushels per acre is considered an exceptional yield for oats, yet this is what a small field of John Lefy, a Republic county farmer, near Belleville, made this season. This is the record oat yield here for the year.

Injured Guardsman -Eugene Hartpence, a member of Company Kansas National Guard, who was completely paralyzed at Fort Riley, as a result of being tossed in a blanket, has returned to his home in Burlington much improved. Wheat Brings wheat broke another record at Columbus, when several loads of No. 2 grade sold for $1.23 per bushel. A fight among the local buyers is the reason for the high price. New Railroad for Hays--Hays is to have a new railroad.

The Anthony Northern Railroad, which is now being built north through Central Western Kansas, has as its next objective Hays. It is now running into Larned and Kinsley. Parsons Growing Fast. Figures given out by the county clerk indicate that the past year Parsons ed 2,709 in population, a record crease. This brings the population to 15,675.

Sickle Severs Boy's mow. ing machine operated by Frank Cote on his farm near Concordia severed both feet of Cote's 3-year-old son, who was playing in the The father tailed to see the little ow until the sickle struck him. ng physi clans say the child -111 regayer, WHO IS men Women are 88 made well miserTO able bladder by trouble. kidney Thou- and BLAME sands recommend Dr. Kilmer's SwampRoot the great kidney remedy.

At druggists in fifty-cent and dollar sizes. You may receive a sample size bottle by Parcel Post, also pamphlet telling about it. Address Dr. Kilmer Binghamton, N. and enclose ten cents, also mention this paper.

State Board of Health Wants the Marriage of Defectives Barred. BULLETIN ON CHILD HYGIENE Work of Bureau for Past Year Ex-Need More Public Health Nurses. The Kansas baby bulletin was issued by the state board of health recently. The bulletin contains an planation and report of the work of child hygiene bureau for the past year and much information on the care of babies. The bulletin contains fortyfive pages, considerable space being given to the work of organizing the little mothers' leagues among the children and the study of child hygiene work in the women's clubs of the state, la the suggestions for new legislation for child hygiene work, the departinent asks for the following: Additional public health nurses throughout the state.

Additional hospital facilities for mothers. Permanent care for defective persons to prevent their procreating defective children. State supervision of detention homes to make every home where unfortunate children are kept sanitary and provide proper care. The bulletin asserts that some of the homes in Kansas are in a shocking condition. Rider of Motor Killed.

Allen Hooker, the young man injured in an automobile and motorcycle collision near Mankato recently, is dead. Young Hooker and a friend were returning from the Mankato chautauqua about 10 o'clock Sunday night, when they collided with an automobile driven by Joe Dick, of Webber. Dust is posed to have obscured the lights of both machines. Thousand at Birthday Party. -More than one thousand people from Miami, Franklin and Johnson counties, with the Paola band did honor to Thomas Coughlin at his home.

in the northwestern part of Miami county the other night to celebrate his ninetieth birthday anniversary. Douglas County Pioneer -Jacob Purel, one of the oldest citizens of Douglas county, died at Lawrence recently at the age of 92 years. He had lived in the county thirty-eight years. Killed a Sheriff- Officials of Morton county are in conflict and the operation of the law practically has been suspended as a result of the shooting at Rolla of Sheriff Martin Moore. Don Vanwormer, a Rolla real estate man, has been spirited out of Morton county for safe keeping in the jail in Hugoton, Stevens county.

Two other men, whom one faction in the county want arrested as accomplices of Vanworner, are still at large through the failure of other county officials to issue war. rants for them. Leaves a Fortune to Charity--James H. Richardson, 85 years old, who died recently at McPherson, left the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy. McPherson College was given a 160-acre farm; the Young Men's Christian Association another quarter section, and Soutuwestern College at Winfield three other farms in that section.

Richardson was a veteran of the Civil War. He never married. Dog Saved Family--A shepherd dog saved the lives of C. P. Sharp, a farmer, eight miles west of here, and his family, when their home burned the other night.

Mr. Sharp and Mrs. Sharp and their four children were asleep. The dog began barking at a window. His action aroused Mr.

Sharp. Killed Near Denver---Mr. and Mrs. W. G.

Waugh of Coldwater, were killed recently wheh their automobile was struck by a Denver Interurban railroad eleetric car at Barzoi crossing, nine miles north of Denver. Ran Into Butcher Brown, 24 years old, son of a butcher at Eldorado, ran into a big butcher knife that his brother had laid on the block in the shop. He died later in the hospital. Kansan Killed in -John H. Murray, son of John Murray, an Atchison real estate dealer, was killed near Marmarth, N.

recently, when run over by a trait. He was working 64 brakeman. DAISY FLY KILLER tracts placed and anywhere, all dies. Neat, clean, ornamental, convenient, KILLER cheap. Lasts all season.

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We would all be generous all the time if someone else would furnish the wherewithal. SOAP IS STRONGLY ALKALINE and constant use will burn out the scalp. Cleanse the scalp by shampooing with "La Creole" Hair Dressing, and darken, in the natural way, those ugly, grizzly hairs. Price. You never hear anybody saying of a man that his name is mud if he has sand.

Tc Fortify the System Against Summer Heat Many users of Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic make it a practice to take this old standard remedy regularly to fortify the system against the depressing effect of summer heat, as those who are strong withstand the heat of summer better than those who are weak. Price 50c. Don't even flatter yourself that you have a thought which never came to anyone else. THIS IS THE AGE OF YOUTH. You will look ten years younger if you darken your ugly, grizzly, gray hairs by using "La Creole" Hair -Adv.

Just Like a Man. This overheard conversation could be re-related in two lines, but we are stringing it out a little longer. "I wish you'd get your life insured," said a lady. "Why should growled the man. "If you should die, you'd want to know that I was provided for, wouldn't "Yes-but I'm bound to outlive you." "There, that's just like you always looking on the dark side!" "What is your idea in trying to sell your car?" "That's the only way I can raise enough money to buy gasoline." "But the gasoline won't be of any use to you after you've sold your car." "Oh, yes, It will.

My friends will always be willing to let me ride in their car if I furnish the gas." Truth. Pa's Opinion. "Pa," asked little Sammy Twobble, "what is a misnomer?" "My son," answered Mr. Twobble, whose idea of having a good time is to take a nap in an easy chair close to an electric fan, "I should say the average pleasure resort is 8 misnomer." The man who says that he works for principle probably means the principal that draws interest. Tea and Coffee For Children? These beverages contain drug elements that hinder development of both body and mind, especially in children.

Nowadays, for their children, wise parents choose POSTUM This delicious table beverage, made of cereals, has a wonderfully satisfying flavor--a flavor much like the higher grades of coffee (but without any of coffee's harm.) Postum is a true, pure food-drink that has helped thousands to forget the coffee habit. "There's a Reason" Grocers everywhere sell POSTUM.

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1916-1916