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The Iola register. [volume] (Iola, Kan.) 1875-1902, December 14, 1900, Image 7

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Natural Gas has Secured the
Location here of Another
Prosperity Breeder
The Plant will be Begun
Early Next Year and will
have 1 to 6 Blocks
Early in the year 1001 the Lnnyon
Zinc Company will begin work on a
now zinc smelter which will contain
from four to six blocks and will em
ploy about 200 men. This statement
Is authoritlve anil conies from high of
ficials of the company, with permission
to announce.
Thero Is llttlo more to say, except
to give three cheers. The Lanyon
Zinc Company now operates threo
smelters In Allen county, all of them
using natural gas. The output con
stitutes practically one-fourth of the
spelter output of the United States anil
when tho new smelter, the sizo of the
one at La Harpe, is built, thoy will
havo tho output of one-third tho total
of the country. They now employ
about 700 men and pay out about
$70,000 a month in wages. With tho
new works in operation they will cm
ploy over l00 men and pay out about
$(10,000 monthly In wages. And this
money comes from afar, about two
thirds of It from Europe and tho other
third from England. It comet to Iola
and Allen county iind stays here. It
makes the town and buys food and
clothing and homos and joys for tho
Recently a man, disgruntled because
the people of Cherryvnlo gave help
and encouraged other industries, gave
outtotho associated press thostatemen
that natural gas wasfiiillug at Cherry
valeand that oven atlolu thero isbarely
enough to supply tho needs. Tho Lan
you Zinc Company own or hold gas
leases on -10,000 acres of Allen county
land. They havo possibly a score of
wells drilled to hold leases and they
havo used from several wells for sev
eral years. With tho most dolicute
testing Instruments, experts in charge,
and a deep interest in securing facts,
thoy aro In a position to exactly deter
mine what if any strain tho consump
tion has made on tho gas field. While
tho Cherryvalo gentleman Is telling
tho associated press from his point of
observation fifty miles away that Iola
gas Is failing, tho Lanyons announce
that they will increase their smelting
facilities one third. It is a clinching
argument that the gas Is all right and
that thero are years upon years of
life for tho field in which tho cost of
tho expensive factory may bo re
covered. It means an endorsement of
every investment in Iola and guaran
tees growth and prosperity for years
to come.
The company has been planning
great things for months. Tho board
of directors were expected to meet In
Iola this month, but tho sudden Illness
of one of them stopped tho trip and
Mr. Rodgcrs has gone east to meet
with them. Tho last question to bo
settled about tho smelter, its location,
will then bo decided. It will bo built
near tho other two In Iola, justeast of
town, at Lallarpo or between Iola and
Lallarpo. The location is largely
immaterial. Wherever It goes it will
push everything in tho Hold.
And this smolter Is not all. It Is
all that Is now "ripe," but many
other things aro brewing. With 40,
000 acres of gas land and factories
turning out one-third of tho country's
output of spelter, other plants aro not
"That rolling mill proposition has
not been given up, has it?" lnquireda
reporter. "Oh no," was tho reply,
'but thoso things require a lurgo ex
penditure of money and matured plans
for handling the market, in fact
largely creating one in this country
whoro rolled zlne Is not used as it is
In Europe."
Tho IlEaiSTKit confidently expects
ono of these days before 1001 Is old to
announce the dolilnlto location and
beginning of work on such a plant.
It will mean much and Is worth waiting
for and in tho meantime tho addition
of another smelter such as changed
Lallarpo from a village of 1C0 to a
llttlo city of 1000 is good nows to last
a year.
KtitliuoiiCH Elect OHIccrri.
Tho annual meeting of the Rnthbono
Sisters to elect officers has been hold
and the following will hold olllco for
tho coming jear: Mo-,1 E. C,
Minulno Atchison; E. S., Mario
Savage; E. .1., Mlnnlo' Newton;
Manager, Hell Fronk; M. of R.
and C, .lesslo Evuiik M. of F., Hat
tlo Rlttor: P. of T. Agnes Milne; G. of
O. T. Emilia Krannleli; Representative
Lottie Slialler; Triiateos, Mary Port,
Magglo Cozad and Mary E. Saner.
For Sale or Trade.
II. Z. Mlnnlcli, Humboldt, has u u'ioct Ken.
lucky Juck (or Hide
It Made thn General Angry to Sco tho
Looting' and l'llingo
Berlin, Dec. 11. Tho Gorman for
eign olllco auihorlzos tho Associated
Press to make tho following statement
regarding tho Walderseo-Chaffco in
cident, based upon a cable dispatch
just received from Field Marshal von
"General Chaffco wroto Field Mar
shal von Waldorseo a letter In a
rough tone. Field Marshal von Wal
derseo refused to recclvelit, returning
tho same to General Challeo. Tho lat
ter then wroto a second letter apolo
gizing for his objectionable expres
sions, whereupon Field Marshal von
Waldorseo Invited General Chatleo to
breakfast and tho incident was amica
bly closed."
Tho VoBsisoho Zoltung remarks:
"Whatever tho cause, GcncralChatTeo
had In no case a right to uso such
rough language In iiilcttcr to tho commander-in-chief."
Tho Derlin Tagoblatt observes:
"We must, of course, roservo a defi
nite judgment until rollablo German
reports havo been received. Whoover
knows, how over, of tho generally ac
knowledged diplomatic tact of Count
von Waldorseo will not doubt that he
would not have employed such a
brusquo proceduro without tho strong
est kind of provocation."
Washington, December 12. The
War Dopartment has recolved a re
port from General Challeo of tho in
cident that occurred In Pekln in con
nection with his representations to
Field Marshal von Waldersce. It ap
pears that General Chatleo did use
somo pretty vigorous language In pro
testing against tho thloving and loot
ing of tho foreign troops. What par
ticularly hurt tho feelings of Walder
sco was a pointed rcforenco by General
Challeo to tin-fact that this disgrace
ful and unmllltary practice of looting
was being Indulged in, not by the men
who did the lighting and opened the
way to Pekln, but by tho lato comers,
who had borno none of tho brunt of
contllct and hardship. Waldersce
himself did not reach Pekln until long
after tho expeditionary force had oc
cupied the town.
It is recognized hero olllclally that
General Challeo had provocation for
his deliverance, but regret is folt that
he used tnls tone In addressing tho
field marshal. It Is significantly point
ed out hero that perhaps it was not in
cumbent upon General Challeo to
mako any representations whatever on
this subject to tho Hold marshal, as
therq is no longer any otllcial tlo be
tween them. When tho United States
Government changed the character of
Its military representation In Pekln
from an expeditionary forco to a mere
legation guard, of course that guard
no longer came under tho control of
the commander-in-chief at Pekln, but
was simply a part of Minister Con
ger's official household.
A Passenger Train Crashed into a
Olathe, Kansas, Dec. 12. A north
bound passenger train crashed Into
tho rear end of a north bound freight
train at Clare, threo miles southofthls
town, on tho Southern Kansas rail
road, at fl o'clock yesterday. A boy,
Noblo Thomas, of Emporia, ltl yoars
old, who was sleeping In tho caboose
of tho frolght train, was burned to
death and his ifathor fatally injured.
Tho wreck was caused by tho careless
ness of tho conductor of tho freight
train, In failing to send a warning
back when his train stalled going up
a hill.
The Operators tiro Still Out hut the
Trains are Moving.
Ily Pcrlip-McItno JTe Association,
Ft. Worth, Texas, Deo. Kt. Thero
Is nothing now in tho Santa Fo strike
situation. All trains aro boing moved
In Oklahoma by lolophono orders and
tho scrvlco Is uninterrupted.
(ly Hrrlpiw-MrKae Prm Aoclatlon.
Topoka, Kansas, Dec. 13 President
Dolphin, of tho order of Railway
Tolegraphors, camo here today to con
er with tho trainmen regarding as
sistance for striking operators 1 n
Santa Fe.
South American Republics Will Unite
Against American Influence.
Now York, Dec. 32 A dispatch to
the Herald from San Juan, P. R.,
It is reported hero that tho republics
of South America aro negotiating an
alliance, having been prompted to do
so by tho foar that American tnfiucneo
will bocomo paramount In tho Western
hemisphere. Tho movemont is said to
bo an outgrowth of tho Iboro-Amerl-can
congress recently hold In Madrid.
Tho executive, council has decided
that franchise mutters horeaftor will
bo considered In secret session. This
decision has occasioned much udvei'ho
Ladles and children's bracelets for
Christmas at Rosenberg's.
Prnetlrnl Direction For Conatrnct
ItiK a Laundry llnir, a Handker
chief Dux, a i-cktln Caae mill i
Serviceable Hank Cover.
Tho Christmas season brings to no
tlco many dally llttlo presents which
may bo made so reasonably that many
people nre continuing the practice of
making most of their gifts with their
own hands and thus showing their re
gard for the recipient. There Is also
the necessity In many instances of an
Inexpensive outlay, but a dainty result
Is always desired.
A useful nnil ornamental bag to hold
soiled collars and cults loqulres ono
yard of some soft, pretty figured cloth
(on the order of cheesecloth) about 30
Inches wide, a ynid of ribbon ono and
one-half InehOs wide, scvcu-clghtlis of
a vnrd of the snnie three Inches wldo
and a wooden embroidery hoop about
eight Inches in diameter. Cut tho
cloth In n square .'to by 30 laches mid
sow Into a long bag with doublo seams.
Then liem the upper opening of the
bng over on the hoop, not too tight, so
that tho cloth will slip easily, as tho
entire fullness Is sewed over the hoop.
Then take the narrow ribbon and sow
on the ouisldc of tlic hoop for suspen
sion, as Indicated In Fig. 1. When this
Is done, hang the bag up and drape by
gathering tho front In large plaits,
taking a plait In the bottom of the bag
and fastening the whole Just below the
front of tho hoop. Tack on firmly n.
bow made of the wldo ribbon, nnd then
tho collar bag Is complete.
A pretty gift for a girl Is a dainty
device to hold handkerchiefs, laces,
ribbons, etc. (Fig. 2.) This requires
half t, yard of soft silk, one yard of
narrow ribbon, some layer cotton
sheet wadding some sachet powder,
water color paper uud some cardboard.
Mark out on tho water color paper a
0 Inch triangle, with sloping sides 1V4
inches wide nnd 5 Inches across the
top. Make a small hole on the outside
at each upper corner of the sides for
ribbons and then paint on the exterior
of tiie box a llttlo figure or convention
al design. Cut out separate pieces of
cardboard to match eacli sldo of tho
two triangles, making them Just one
eighth of nu Inch smaller around each
margin than tho water color paper, as
they are to bo used for tho lining of
the box. Cover each piece with a thin
layer of cotton and sprlnklo sachet
vowdor on It. Then cover each of these
parts with silk, the triangles covered
smoothly nud the sides putted. Next
glue these silk covered parts to their
respective places on tho water color
paper and tlo the upper corners with
narrow ribbon.
A useful 'irescnt for a man Is a case
In which string neckties nre to be kept.
The mnterlaln needed nre half a yard
of red taffeta silk, half a yard of light
colored figured silk, third of a yard of
red ribbon tlire-qunrtors of an Inch In
width, two-thirds of a yard of red cov
ered elastic and a small silver umbrella
clasp. Take old shoe boxes the card
board need not be very stilt and cut
out two pieces 0 by 12 Inches nnd two
more 5 by 1194 Inches.
Cover one sldo of each piece with n
very thin layer of cotton and sprlnklo
on sachet powder. Then cover tho two
larger pieces with red silk. beug care
ful to allow at least three-quarters of
an inch to lap on the opposite .side.
Treat the smaller pieces In the same
manner with the light colored silk.
About nn Inch from each end of tho
latter stretch ncross the narrow elastic
and fasten firmly to the bock. Now
fasten on the hinges, which are made
by cutting tho ribbon Into four equal
pieces. Cross these aud glue to the red
covered cardboards. See Fig. 3. Now
glue tho light covered pieces over the
red ones, so that when the sides are
folded over the two red sides will be
outside and the light colored ones In
side. When the two sides are perfect
ly dry. fold over like a book and hold
together with n little umbrella clasp
which has been sewed to the wide ruf
fled elastic.
To make a book cover take a long
strip of silk cloth or leather and mako
each end Into n shmt pocket, after
cutting them ns shown In Fig. 4. Hind
all ai'uuud with ribbon, thread n broad
ribbon through buttonholed silts In the
back nnd embroider a few words on
ono of the pockets, such ns "My Hook."
"My Friend." etc. Covers of this kind
nre most useful when a delicately
bound book Is going tho round of a
household nnd seems likely to lose lt(
r i i t.l'LxTj '
Olfta That Are Inexpensive and
Enir (o Slake.
Painted covers for books, writing
tablets, blotters and other articles are
filling the exchnnges of women's work
with n glory of color theso prchollday
times. Hough linen pnper Is the favor
Ito mntcrlal mid big loose petalod pink
roses or tall purple Irises tho most pop
ular designs. Holly nnd mistletoe, whllo
bright nnd decorative, do not appear
among tho painted articles as often ns
among the embroideries. In tho comic
subjects the over popular brownie has
ceded his place this year to grotesquely
garbed crickets, flogs, birds and other
diminutive creatures of the fields and
A comic calendar, consisting of n
dozen cards decorated with water color
drawings. Illustrates 12 of La Fon
taine's fables. The vain crow, the nat
tering fov and tho coveted bit of
cheese, the elephant and the gnat, tho
Hon nud the motive and other tradi
tional persona: es whose respective sto
ries afford op lortunlty for humorous
treatment are depleted. The outside
cover of the calendar Is adorned with
a IgnoUe of Ucynnrd himself, and
each card bears line or two of the
moral which Is lnscnarnble from the
real fable.
A school slate makes a novel laundry
list. Gild the frame nnd nttach a pen
cil with a silk cold.
It ! Snre o lie it Iloon to tlir Un
married Man.
The display at the fancy goods coun
ters of the "bachelor's blessing" solves
to a great extent tho fair young shop
per's problems ae to what she Bhall
lucnELou's dlkssino (ones),
give at Christmas to her brothers nnd
other girls' brothers. This handy little
case of silk, canvas or leather, contain
ing cottons, needles, ueedlcbook, etc.,
baciielou's 111.KSSIK0 (shut).
Is of particular value to tho traveling
man, who oltcu must needs sew on 'lie.
refractory buttons that will persist lu
coming olt at luopportiiun moments.
Iiili- Winn to Fix Gifts.
Tho clever maiden will do up her
Christmas gifts In tho daintiest wnv
possible. There Isn't n woman who
docs not dote on receiving an odd look
ing package something that will ap
peal to her curiosity because of Its In
dividuality. And to make the holiday
present perfect by reason of Its dainty
doing up requires but a llttlo fore
thought and a few shekels.
The true Christmas colors are tho
hues of the holly, aud they may be
used admirably In making n drss for
the Christmas gift. For Instance, one
may go to tho man who makes boxes
and buy a dark green' box tied with a
big scarlet bow of ribbon, or vice ver
sa. Instead of this desirable color com
bination In the box and bow a plain
whlto box inny be utilized with a bow
of ribbon which has the holly design
woven in It. Still another Idea Is to
use tho whlto box and ribbon sugges
tive of snow and In tho generous bow
fnsteu a small spray of the green
leaves with scailet berries.
For Your City Friend.
It Is a wonder that more country peo
ple do not appreciate how much they
can do with what they have. There
are few city people who would not ap
preciate the gift of n box or bag of
chestnuts, walnuts, hlckoryniits, but
ternuts, hazelnuts or beechnuts. Still
fewer nre theie who would not delight
In the arrival of n small rustle fernery
filled with line ferns, mosses and tiny
overgreens and brightened by the scar
let berries of the Mltehclla, All these
may be dug up In tho woods n few
weeks before Christians. Usually, too.
such dainties ob a few jars of pickles
or preserves or a few glasses of Jelly
may be spared from the country store
closet nud aro a boon to the city housekeeper.
Borne That Are ICaallr Made lir Fair
Fin ire ra.
Bags, Ilka beggars, arc always with
us, and the vnrlety Is great, consider
ing tho number to bo found. Tho styles
of other years nre here, but only ono
really new thing hnve I seen that Is,
n bag made of heavy silk ns ito top,
with a third of tho depth at the bottom
of linen tnttcta. Like the new picture
frames, a taffeta Is chosen whoso de
Sign gives a wreath or festoon. This
ft I j
Is cut then to have the festoon or n half
wreath for tho lower part applied to
tho silk, which Is of one color, though
a dot or other pattern in It Is nn Im
provement. The bag Is rounded at the
lower corners to follow the shape of
the festoon nnd Is drawn up nt the top
with shirring stilngs, the rullle being
rather deep. With a bag where a blue
ribbon comes Into the pattern with
roses anil other gay flowers the bag
may bo old blue. When green and
pink predominate In the design, an old
rose silk Is best, subdued shades being
more effective than bright lu the silk.
Floweied silk Is used for this quaint
little worktmg. The circle of cardbomd
nt the bottom of the bng Is double, and
pinked leaves of Uanuel for needles nre
Inserted between the cauls. A wide
band of black velvet ribbon is feather
stitched around the centers of the bug.
The foundation of a pretty letter
holder consists of a circle of stiff card-
board covered with golden brown
plush, upon which Is tmbioldered a
spray of wild roses. A pocket of sotln
Is placed over the lower half of tho cir
cle, finished ut the sIiIcn with bows.
The pocket should be hung by loops at
each tlde under the bows.
Ideal lledrnom SIIiiimtn That Would
Greatly I'leanu Her.
Tho most acceptable gifts arc thoso
that hae been wuiiu by the gher, for
then 0110 has the comfoit of thinking
that pleasant thoughts concerning the
giver nnd receiver are Interwoven with
the stitches. The simplest homemade
gift Is usually preferable to a much
more costly one that has been bought
nud hns occasioned little or no thought.
Hedroom slippers for an Invalid are
made after this pattern. With German
town wool nud two medium sized rub
ber needles cust on 03 stitches nnd knit
across once. Knit bnck nud forth, wid
ening one stitch nt the beginning of
each row till you havo Inci cased to 120.
At the tenth bout set the scmn nt tho
fifty-third, or middle, stitch.
After this slip nnd bind on each sldo
the senni, leaving one plain stitch each
Bide this 0110 till the number Is reduced
to 44. Then set the nnkle by seaming
two and knitting two plain. Knit 24
times ncross, bind off lookely, sew up
the sides and bottom and crochet a
shell edge around the top. Unc skelu
Is required.
To make tho work appear uniform
on both sides of the senilis In slipping
and binding approaching the center
knit within three of the beam and draw
tho second stitch tluough the cine near
est the right hand. Going from tho
center, draw tho corresponding stitch
over the thhd one from the senm on
tho loft hnnd. Knit with double zephyr
worsted and. with a felt sole added,
these make n warm and comfortable
bouse shoe for grandmother as she sits
by the fire.
An Onem Una For a Girl.
A gift that Is always appi eclated by
tho matinee gill Is an opera bag. Such
a receptacle for the glasses, a fan
handkerchief, puise nnd what not Is
easily made of some pietty shade of
velvet or hntter's plush, lined with a
delicate shade of silk find drawn with
ribbons, while n ribbon loop Is piovlded
for suspending It from the nun.
A Dainty Trinl!et That May De Dual
ly Blade.
A fancy candle holder Is a pretty nnd
useful addition to a woman's dressing
tnble. The mntcrlals required are a 5
cent tin candlestick, two smnll rolls of
crape pnper, a smnll sheet of plain tis
sue paper and n yard or more of bnby
ribbon. Have tho cundlo the shade of
the paper used. Hrcak olt tho llttlo
projection from the tin candlestick
which stands out from tho stalk of tho
Aolder nnd also break off the hnndlo
attached to tho rim. Tako a pleco of
crapo paper tho length of tho stalk plus
threo Inches and threo Inches wide.
Hnvelop the stalk with It, leaving tho
surplus pnper to extend at the top.
Tie It firmly around tho stalk Just un
derneath the dripper, then fold tho pa
per up over tho dilppcr and press the
remnlnlug paper Into the cnudlo pit
Pnsto a nnrrow riitllu underneath tho
Next set tho candlestick on n clrclo
of crapo paper two Inches Vvlder than
the base of tho rim. Fold this up over
and paste securely, then cut n rufilo
about 4 Inches wide by 10 Inches long
and glue It to the rim about one Inch
from the base of the stalk. Mako an
other rullle the same width, but not
quite so long, dither this with r
heading of one Inch, or more. If desir
ed. Paste this mound tho base of tho
stalk, and when the glue Is perfectly
dry rullle the "dges of tho paper by
pulling out the crinkles.
Tho tiny shade is made from n piece
of crape paper !'.. Inches wide by 18
Inches long. Gather with nn Inch head
ing nnd tie securely to tho groove in
the small brass frame. These frames
nre mnnufactuicd for Just this pur
pose nud cost a quarter. Unfile tho
edges of the shade and tie on a bunch
of small (lowers with baby ribbon.
Try Till on the Man Who la Ilard
to Pleaae,
The difficulty of providing gifts of
home manufacture for one's mule rela
tives must lemnlu n dttficulty In most
cases, says a writer In The Ladles'
Home Journnl. It Is easier to mako
dainty thlugs and to be sweetly thank
ed for them than to Induce thn man In
question tn subsequently use them.
One ulft that proved 'iceeptnble to n
man otherwise remarkably dlfilcult to
please was n pocket letter case. An
ordinary fiat common leather one of
the size and shape he liked was bought,
taken to pieces, carefully covered and
lined, n stump Docket added and n de
sign embroidered on tho front cover,
with his Initials Inside. In making
glftn fo- brothen at collepo elective
and happy results can often bo obtain
ed by adapting their university colors
for the purpose, nnd even trlfies can
thus bo ninde of Individual value and
Interest. Moreover, tho colors nro most
lv very effective, the orange and black
of Princeton, for Instance, being suffi
ciently striking and the blue of Vale
dainty enough for any taste, apart
from their nssoelntln'i.
Another prety Idea Is to utilize tho
colors of your favorite college on n pho
tograph frame.
To Make Tnliourette Cover.
Dark table and tabourette covers,
after the oriental styles mid colorings,
are now much lu vogue. A squaro of
dark garnet felt can be transformed
Into a be'Mitlfiil table cover of any do
shed size. A fringe Is made all around
In slashes quarter of an inch wide nud
four Inches deep, Above this mako a
brilliant border by placing brass rings
(about quarter of an Inch lu diameter)
Along the lines, making them to touch
and fastening them together with crosa
stitches of yellow spool embroidery
silk The effect Is a marvelously at
tractive one and can be heightened by
fastening n ring on the end of each
slash, by looping It throng1' the rhnr
nnd fastening It 011 the 1 del sld'
Thls ring woik nifords tue womr
with original Ideas all norts 01 mpe,
tunltles, for the ilngs can be n, illqmtl
In many gay and I'.uiclful designs.
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