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The Caney News from Caney, Kansas • 5

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THE CANEY NEWS, CANEY, KANSAS The Methodist ladies have surely been enjoying the past week. On Tuesday afternoon one of the best Missionary meetings of the season was held at the home of Mrs. B. L. Green.

A great many are becoming interested in this work. On Thursday the Ladies' Aid met at the home of Mrs. J. A. Templeton for an all day session.

The day was spent in quilting, a good social time and a grand covered dish lunch at the noon hour, which only the ladies know how to prepare. Are you a member and were you there. SOCIETY Mr. Neil Stallard, formerly of this city and well known to many of the readers of the News, was married last week at Elgin, Kansas, to Miss Francis Edwards, daughter of the Baptist minister of Sedan. The bride is one of the popular and successful teachers of Chautauqua county and, is now engaged as teacher in the schools at Elgin.

Mr. Stallard went there some months ago as a keeper for the Prairie Oil company and has a good place with that concern. The News joins other friends in wishing them a long and happy wedded life. A wedding of unusual interest to our young people was solemnized on Friday afternoon, February 7th, by Rev. J.

M. Mason of the Methodist church when Miss Elmira Louise Canof this city was united in marary riage to Mr. Charles LeGrande Shaw of Redwood, New Jersey. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. J.

D. Canary of this city and has to womanhood here. She atgrown tended the schools of Caney and later attended college in the east, where her education was completed. The groom was recently discharged from army service after having offerered himself to Uncle Sam during the war period. The young couple left last week for the east for an extended trip and visit after receiving the congratulations of their many friends in Caney.

Dewey, we understand, was most favorably impressed with the basket ball team from this city and the enthusiastic bunch of rooters who accompanied them, and simply went wild over some of the young ladies and the chaperones in the crowd. Jewel Chapter O. E. S. of this city has been honored by having their Worthy Matron, Mrs.

J. M. Cunningham chosen by the Grand Matron to represent the state of Nevada at the Chapter meeting. At these Grand Chapter meetings each state in the union is represented by some individual. The Merry-Go-Round club was delightfully entertained by Mrs.

Earl Mitchell Wednesday afternoon of this week. The afternoon hours were spent in fancy work after which a dainty lunch was served. The guests other than club members were Mesdames Ayres, Merrill, Koehl, Twyman, Truskett, Frye, Broome, Clawson, Loshbaugh and Stone. In the evening Mrs. Mitchell, assisted by Mrs.

J. A. Winkler was guest to the club members and friends at 500. Those present other than mentioned above were Mesdames Owen and Lucas. A goodly number disregarded the rain and stormy weather of last Thursday and attended the luncheon given at the home of Mrs.

Art Thurman by the ladies of the Christian church. Between $25.00 and $30.00 was realized from the lunches served by the ladies during 1 the afternoon and evening. Yesterday the ladies of the church held an all day meeting with Mrs. Hemphill and made doughnuts and delivered them to customers over the city. The many friends in this city are anxiously awaiting the return of Mr.

and Mrs. Guy Smith, whom it is reported were married in Nowata last Saturday. From that city they are supposed to have gone to Kansas City for several days stay before coming back to Caney where they will make their home. Mr. Smith is the well known field man for the Great Southern Oil and Gas company and has been stationed in this city for A Complete Display the of New Spring Suits and Coats NOW HERE READY FOR YOU TO SEE A rich display of stunning new models, superbly tailored from the most pleasing of the new season's fabrics.

A range in material and patterns that will appeal to the most particular buyers. The season's offerings in new patterns and the striking features of tailoring displayed in these suits and coats must be seen to be appreciated. The Exceptional Quality at each Price Will Delight You. to $50.00 Our garments are not merely made to fit, but to hold their fit as well. French canvasses of the finest grades are used throughout, insuring lasting satisfaction to the wearer.

You will not be disappointed in these garments. They are made for the careful and thoughtful dressers who want the best in quality and style without getting into the extremes of either. The New Styles Are Charming See Them Murphy Dry Goods Cos First Door East of Home National Bank several years. The bride is better to our people as Miss Helen Berger. Rumors of this marriage have been afloat for some time, but it seems that they rather slipped away from everyone and the details concerning the marriage and trip were not made known before they left.

However, they have the very best wishes of their many friends here for a long and happy life, and we are all glad that they are to remain in Caney. The M. E. Parsonage was the scene of a very enjoyable time on Thursday afternoon when the ladies of the church served luncheon. The room was fittingly decorated with the National red, white and blue, also with hatchets, and the picture of George Washington whose birthday was so near.

Many ladies were present during the afternoon hours and all enjoyed the lunch of sandwiches, pickles, coffee, tea and individual cherry pie with whipped cream. CHANUTE SATURDAY NIGHT The basket ball fans are promised something extra good Saturday night when the famous Chanute team is to come here for a game with the locals. This is a little out of the teams usual territory but the Chanute bunch wanted a game and so they decided to take them on. Everyone is urged to come out and root for the home team in this game. Henry Haag of Havana was a business visitor here Monday of this week.

Mrs. Ray Ackarman of Wayside was a shopper in Caney Tuesday of this week. Lewis Garr visited his wife and baby at the hospital in Independence last Saturday and Sunday. Miss Cleta Allison of Iola visited here this week the guest of Mrs. Lester Palmer and other friends.

Cleaning yards and beating rugs is getting to be a popular pastime these days in many Caney homes. Mr. and Mrs. A. C.

White of Copan visited here Tuesday of this week guests of Mrs. Amanda Copeland. J. F. Blackledge and Duke Rogers were in Kansas City this week for a short stay looking after business matters.

Mrs. W. R. Kent was in Independence, Monday of this week for a short stay shopping and visiting with friends. J.

M. Boren returned the first of the week from several days spent in Kansas City, attending to business matters. Mrs. Elmer Orwig and baby of Independence visited here this week with her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs.

C. W. Blood. Miss Irma Matthews of Independence visited here the first of this week a guest of Mrs. J.

M. Cunningham and other friends. Harry McBurney has taken a place with the Osage Oil company in the office here and begun his duties there the latter part of last week. The Robinson barber shop was given a general overhauling the first of this week and new paint and paper greatly improves the interior of the shop. Wm.

Oglesby has his force of men at work again this week on the grade in the Keys lane. If the good weather continues this big job of road making will be finished soon. E. T. Gunn of Elgin is the relief cashier at the Santa Fe station, taking the place of Mrs.

C. R. Musgraves who is in the hospital at Topeka where she went two weeks ago to undergo an operation. Late word from Mrs. Musgraves is that she is getting along fine and recovering nicely.

C. I. Gause returned Saturday afternoon of last week from a business trip to Chicago and St. Louis. He was away just a week and while in Chicago witnessed a reception given for General Wood, who was recently appointed commander of the central division with headquarters in that city.

14 Rank Foolishness You occasionally see it stated that colds do not result from cold weather. That is rank foolishness. Were it true colds would be prevalent in midsummer as in midwinter. The microbe that causes colds flourishes in damp, cold weather. To get rid of a cold take Chamberlain's Cough remedy.

It is effectual and is highly recommended by people who have used it for many years as occasion required, and know its real value. Obtainable everywhere. I VICTOR McCRORY WRITES Monthaison, France, January 18, 1919. Mr. J.

A. McCrory, Caney, Kansas. Dear received the first letter tonight saying that you had received late mail from me and you don't know what a load it lifted off my mind. I am feeling fine and am going to take a trip through some of the forts around Verdun, which is only about 30 kilowats from here. I think we will get to go tomorrow and it be a very interesting trip.

I am glad to know that you got the helmet that Lyonell sent and only regret that all of my souvenirs has been "accidently on purpose" picked up by some other fellow. It is not too late to get more tho and only yesterday one of the officers of our regiment that was in the same trip that I am going on tomorrow picked up two Prussian Guard spiked helmets. I have one of the short German rifles and it is a good shooter to for I tried it; I will bring it home to you for I cannot send it. I am going to get some more souvenirs if possible and will send Sard the first that I get that can be sent. While the war was going on we didn't have much time for hunting souvenirs and I have passed up many a good souvenir when things were so hot that souvenirs were as far from my mind as going fishing.

That reminds me of one day about the middle of October in the Somme dieve sector when I had the truck loads of gas shells and powder charges and fuses for the same which I was taking from one battery to another. It was broad day light and no time to be fooling around the third lines or artillery positions, but they always are putting an occasional G. I. can (the name we have for a shell) over at the roads chancing that somebody would be where it lighted, and the anti-air craft were going all the time, which did not bother me as long as their shells were not bursting in front of behind me, so I was taking it easy and keeping an eye on the side of the road for a good souvenir of some kind. I had just pulled up to the battery to which I was to deliver the gas shells when suddenly all the antis on all sides opened up and on looking up to the left through the branches of the trees I could see a German plane flying low over the tree tops and headed straight toward us.

I shouted to the drivers to make make sure their trucks were under some kind of protection from observation by the trees and we waited to see what was going to happen to us. Inever did or probably never will know whether he saw us or not but will always think he did at least see us before we stopped and intended giving his battery our range or dropping an egg on our heads or turning his machine gun on us anyway; we knew we were to derive no good from him and he was coming -straight over us. The antis were getting awful hot on him and the shells were bursting so near him that it looked impossible for him to last long. He turned just before he got to us and went back the other way until the antis quieted a little and then started back toward us. This time he got almost directly over us and you could see the cross on the plane very clearly.

The antis were again hot on him and just before he got directly over us he made a quick circle and started back the other way again. About the same, time he circled -and turned back we heard the unmistakable sound of a cannon pointed our way. You can always tell when you hear the report of a gun whether it is pointed i in your direction or not. Everytime you hear one you can't help from falling on the ground as flat as a pan cake and I can jump and light in a shell hole ten feet away even before I have time to think about it. This time tho I didn't jump because the gun was to close to us and I was just crouching to jump when I heard the shell swirl through the air and it lighted about six feet from me, in the ditch at the side of the road.

It lit with a kind of a thud and didn't go off and all I could do was just stand there. It seemed to me I was paralzed and couldn't move. The first thought I had when it lit so close to me was that I was a goner without a doubt and when it didn't go off it seemed as if I was in a trance and couldn't do anything only stare at the hole in the ground where it had lit. Yep the most peculiar sensation you ever had. It isn't the sensation you get from stepping into the Arcade and drinking a coca cola.

I didn't move until I heard the second report of the gun and then I lit on my stomach in a ditch the other side of the road. This one lit a little farther away but throwed a lot of mud all over me. The airman didn't give them good I reasons to use that range or else they were just shelling for fun; at any rate they only dropped about ten or fifteen and they lit about fifty yards. to the right. About the time they quit shelling the plane started back over us.

The aircraft opened upon him again. This time it seemed sure that they would get him and he was all the more persistent in getting us. This time it seemed as though he took no heed of the antis whatever, and when he got almost directly over us he opened his machine gun up and circled around over the tree tops rainbullets down through the trees just to see what he could hit. I thought a tree offered the best shelter from observation and was hugging a tree and gawking around from behind i it up at the plane. You could hear his machine gun and hear the bullets cutting through the trees and when he would circle closer I would hug the tree tighter; it seemed to me as if the tree I was standing under was about two inches in diameter and only had one twig on it, but instead it was larger than I could reach around and had quite a few branches and dead leaves on it.

All the time the aircraft seemed to get closer to him but I give him credit for having lots of guts. One burst right under him and it looked like he was falling but he managed to keep control of his machine and only started back toward his fodderland. They must have disabled him for he didn't come back again. We got unloaded finally between acts and got to the company alright and after it was all over and neither of the drivers nor myself were hurt we were at ease until the next load. Ha! Ha! Now don't you think that is a good joke on me for hunting souvenirs when it wasn't part of my business to do so? I do.

Well some day I can tell you the whole story about what I have seen and done, so will close, hoping you are all well, and that I get another letter from you soon. As ever you son, Corp. V. E. McCRORY.

C. C. Fuller and family who have been living on an oil lease southwest of this city have gone to Billings, Oklahoma, where he is employed and where they expect to be for some time. Miss Buena Divens who teaches at Wann, accompanied by her little nephew came up last Saturday and spent the following day visiting relatives here in the Caney Center neighborhood. The Atwood-Carinder firm have been having another big week in their harness department.

They have sold several sets of heavy harness and have had customers up near Elk City and south several miles into Oklahoma. It seems that the local harness making establishment is fast gaining a reputation all over the country and people for miles in all directions are coming to Ceney to buy leather goods. NOTICE NOTICE I have on hand funds to retire all outstanding warrants of school district 34, up to and including Number 2346. The interest on these warrants will cease on Friday, February 21, and both principal and interest will be paid upon presentation to me. J.

F. BLACKLEDGE, Treasurer. CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW The Utterback contest sale ends tomorrow and you should not fail to get your votes and cast them in time to be counted. Don't delay but attend to this now. There are several contestants in the race and a few votes for your favorite might change the results.

Buy all you can, pay up your bill at the store and then vote the coupons before tomorrow night. CANEY TOOK ANOTHER The Caney basket bal! team went to Dewey last Friday night and succeeded in adding another game to their list of winnings. The score was hardly what it should have been according to the boys and those from here who went along. The general clai: is that we were beaten out of several points by the referee, but that is hardly worth while complining about so long as they admitted they were beaten. LEA DEATH OF MRS.

PAYNE Mrs. Anna Payne died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Edwards 405 South Wood street, last Saturday afternoon about 2 o'clock.

She was 72 years of age and had lived i in this city for many years, being one of the old settlers in this section. The funeral services were held from the home and at the grave Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by the Rev. Stout of Cherryvale who was here for the day taking Rev. Mason's place. The burial was made in the Sunnyside cemetery.

Mrs. Richardson was up from Bartlesville the first of the week for a visit with relatives and friends..

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