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THE CHANUTE TIMES.
C. 9- NATION, Pnltor aad Prop'r. CHANUTE, - KANSAS. KANSAS ITEMS OI INTEREST. Geo. M. Soward, recently assistant treasurer of state, has gone to Chicago to liye. Silvers Dixon of the corn train fame has gone to Washington after some thing. The Lawrence Dramatic Club played before the inmates of the Osawatoinie asylum. The inmates were compelled to attend. It is denied that John Martin ever owned slaves in Kansas. Martin was clerk of a court of which a judge own ed slaves. An Abilene undertaker who moved to Salina, hoping to better his fortunes has returned to his old stand. He found that the rival burier had corralled all the lodges and his wife's kin had a lead pipe cinch on all the preachers. That sort of a combination is invincible. A train of twenty-one cars loaded with broom corn and appropriately de corated will leave Sterling on March 25th for Onandaga, N. Y., for a whisk broom manufactory. This will be the largest shipment of the kind ever made from any other point The train will stop at all the principal cities on the way. The Frisco refused to allow the An thony branch train to run into the city on its tracks. On the morning of March 10th the train was stopped on the west side on the river at Arkansas City and had to remain there until it returned to Anthony in the afternoon. Mana ger Eaton and Auditor Brown who were on the train had to walk into the city. The base bail enthusiasts of the Em poria Normal are jubilant over the fact that at the recent meeting of the board regents they were given permission to play games with other teams outside of the city. Arrangements are being made to play a series of games in Em poria early in May, one of which will come off on the 8th, the date of the Inter-state Normal school contest in or atory. Superintendent John E. Carr of the Leavenworth coal company recently said to John H. Barry of Atchison that his company would pay half the cost of sinking a coal shaft in Atchison, providing the city would pay the other half and donate it to the company. Half of the expense would not amount to $.),000, and Atchison would get for it a coal mine employing 300 men. The Missouri & Kansas Telephene company began extending its lines to Lancaster subscribed 8150 to get a tele phone there, and now the Missouri Pacific agent at that place is howling. Heretofore the merchants of Lancaster were compelled to take the cars for Atchison when they wanted to order goods, but when they get a telephone in their midst, they will save their car fare by using the "hello" instrument. The committee appointed by Govern or Leedy under authority of a resolu tion adopted by the legislature, to go to Texas and Oklahoma, to conduct an investigation of existing passenger and freight rates with a view of securing relief for the people will meet in Wich ita, April 3d. The committee will go immediately to Guthrie where it is probable the Texas committee will join them and the three committees repre senting as many legislatures will pro ceed with the work which they have placed before them. The Santa Fe's deep water well at Kinsley reached a heavy salt brine at the depth of 450 feet The well is be ing plugged to within 150 feet of the surface, where a fair quality of water was found. Bert McGivcn of Walnut Grove was thrown from the Santa Fe passenger train at Topeka March 20th, striking a pile of ties with such force as to break his leg below the knee and cause other injuries. The young man was attempt ing to board the train which was run ning rapidly. A convention has been called to meet n Lawrence March 28, to formulate plans for and to select a place to hold spiritualist liberal and freethought camp meeting. The convention will meet in the Odd Fellows hall. Fate Russell, the colored man who fell under a Union Pacific train at Per ryville, Kan., last September and had one of his arms cut off, has brought suit in the United States circuit court against the railroad company for the cum of 5,000 damages. Russell lives in Topeka. A western Kansas man said the de scription of the prize-fight sounded fa. miliar enough except for the omission of the nsual "85 and costs." Abilene is soon to join the southern Kansas telephone system which at present centers about Wichita from as far south as Black well and as far north as Newton. Charles Curtis and Broderick are now in the same district and there will be a contest between them. It will be one of the most exciting fights in the btetory of Kansas. Ex-Labor Commissioner Bird is get ting up an organization of native Kan sans. Governor Leedy has asked the police commission of Leavenworth to make a monthly itemized statement to him. rfix brick buildings for Neodesha's refinery are now in course of construc tion. The Rockefellers are behind the refinery. The liquor question has moved out of the big towns in Kansas and is so journing in the little places. Concor dia is among the towns which is this spring having a wet and dry campaign. A large quantity of broom corn has been marketed in Stafford county this week, ranging from 815 to 840 per ton, about an average of 810 less a ton than the same would have brought five or six months ago. W. W. Culver of Great Bend has again been appointed grain inspector for the state. The first time he was appointed and confirmed by the senate the bill establishing his position had not become a law, and it had to be done over again. The buds on some of the peach trees are almost ready to burst open into bloom. If the weather remains warm the trees will soon be covered with bloom, but if very many hard freezes should come now, the peach crop would be very much damaged. The creamery at Salina is progress ing finely nearly all of the machinery is already on the ground and in the building. A huge churn capable of making 2,000 of butter per day, a 25 horse power boiler, large steel tanks, an immense separator and various oth er machines used in first class cream eries. The school board at Wellington has renewed its contract with the publish ing company which is at present fur nishing the city schools with books, for a term of live years with the priv ilege of annullmcnt with ten days no tice. This was done in order to allow the schools to adopt the new text book system gradually. Miss Adda Stewart, teacher in dis trict No. 75, Shawnee county, was re moving a fire from the stove to the coal scuttle, when her apron came in con tact with the live coals and in an in staut her clothing was a mass of flames. Scholars came to her help, and the flames were finally extinguish ed, but not until the young lady was horribly burned on the back and arms. John Fiuner, who carries the mail from Portland to Caldwell, upon his return from one of his trips March 25, was removing some mail sacks from his "buckboard." In doing so his re volver, a big 44-calibre affair became tangled up with the sacks and came out with them, when it struck the ground it exploded, the ball entering Finner's left foot just above the ankle. It made a horrible wound, completely shattering the ankle bone, and necessi tated the removal of that part of his leg. An Atchison man has an interesting war relic. It is the property of Mrs. Phillips of Doniphan, who brought up from Tennessee about 81,500 in confed erate currency. Recently in examin ing the paper she discovered a 82 bill which, at first sight, she supposed was confederate currency, but is a Kansas bank bill issued by the Drover's bank at Leavenworth, July 1, 1850, and was probably carried to Tennessee by some Kansas soldier. The Leavenworth bill has an engraved herd of buffalo on its face and is signed by R. Conisant, president and J. C. Sargent, cashier. Printed on end are the words: "W. L. Ormby, New York." The number is 10,008. A young woman in an Uncle Tom's Cabin company in Wellington went tc a local dentist She cried copiously while he filled a tooth and he asked her if he hurt her. She said "No, I am crying because Jim Corbett was de feated.' The game markets are said to be al most glutted with wild ducks, mal lards, teal and pintails. Old hunters and men who handle game say they never saw such a flight of ducks in February, and they are fat, plump and pretty. The Kansas patriots who became exes on the 4th of March would be ever so popular if they would return to their homes and settle down to hon est toil. OHice seeking is a bad habit The good things should go round.' William Martin, of Stippville, was shot and killed by his stepson on the morning of ' March 21. Martin came home drunk and threatened to clean out the family. Horace Parks, a step son, came to his mother's rescue and shot the irate parent He gave himself up, but public sentiment is with him. The clamor for an extra session of the legislature comes from the Topeka boarding houses. Secretary of State Bush refuses to give charters to the clubs in Topeka where whisky is dispensed. The White Woman is the name of a creek in Greeley county and you can make lots of jokes on the fact The annual calico ball is the swell event of the season at Garden City. General Caldwell is now being en dorsed for governor of the Leaven worth soldier's Home. Hoisington is troubled by serenaders, Joe Richards who is in Washington wants to be a federal judge. Leavenworth and Topeka are both after the State soldier's reunion. There are no daily Democratic papers Atchison, Leavenworth or Topeka. Traffic over the Anthony branch is to be resumed. So much for a kick. Jo Bristow as fourth assistant post master general gets four thousand a year. The measles is having a run at El Dorado and decreasing school attend ance some. The building in which the first dis trict court was held in Kingman has just been fitted up to use as a skim ming station. The entire debt of the Southwestern college at Win field is to be paid as a result of work at the conference recent ly held there. Those .who know say that Kansai in its requests for federal appointment!) is, in point of numbers, among the real states of the Union. A crank passed thoagh Topeka the other day in a wagon on which was printed: "The strange young man re turning from Jerusalem." On the evening of March 23 General Condon spoke at Wellington. His es cort to the hall was made up of yeter ans of the Blue and the Gray. A western Kansas paper remarks that one reason the prize-fight is better than the street fight is the almost cer tain exemption uf the bystander. The following will perhaps be some consolation to the Hutchinson man whose al umbers are continually dis turbed by his wife's snoring.1 It has long been discovered that snoring is positive evidence that those doing it are generous, charitable, kind and pos sess all the nobler impulses. A person who breathes easy and quietly while asleep is tricky, treacherous and has a shrivelled soul. During the recent cold snap the prai ries of northwestern Kansas were cov ered with drifts of snow, which fell on the 21st and 22d. The roads in many places were blocked. The snow was accompanied by heavy wind that drifted it badly. Railroad cuts were filled with immense drifts and trains delayed to some extent This snow will prove of great value to farmers and wheat raisers. No damage has as yet been done by high water at Atchison, but much ap prehension is felt by residents of the Missouri river bottoms over the reports from the north. They fear a repeti tion of the flood of 1881, when the en" tire bottom lands were inundated, re sulting in a great loss of property. The Missouri Pacific and Burlington and Missouri River roads are preparing for high water and large forces of men are at work quarrying rock to be used to protect the tracks from the encroach ments of the river. There is a general movement on foot among the farmers of Norton county to construct dams over the draws for purpose of irrigation. Meetings are being held in different parts of the connty, and organizations are being formed who will co-operate with other societies for the advancement of the work of draining the draws and buildj ing reservoirs. The first of these meet ings was held at Nocatur. It was largely attended by the farmers of that vicinity. The following agreement was presented and largely signed by all those present: "We, the under signed do hereby agree to construct or assist in constructing reservoirs for the purpose Of holding water, by building dams across draws or otherwise, on our respecrive farms the ensuing year." A St Louis man offered to put in an electric light system at Wellington for a franchise of twenty years and a con tract to light the streets for five years. The city council knocked out the fran chise. D. S. Welsh has bought and shipped out of Newton in the last two years over 900 head of horses. This means that he has paid out to the farmers of Harvey county nearly 850,000. At any rate it is safe to say that he has paid out to the farmers an average of 830, 000 a year for horses. The Kansas Musical Jubilee will be held at Hutchinson, May 18, 19, 20 and 21. A splendid program has been ar ranged and no lover of music can af ford to miss it. The best showing that has been made in several years in Labette coun ty was made last week in the way of reducing the mortgage indebtedness of the county. The mortgages released last week amount to 820,000 while the new mortgages filed only amount to 82,000, a net reduction of indebtedness of 818,000. The influence women have on poli tics is shown in Emporia where a Re publican primary is called to meet in a book store. The Santa Fe has about three month's hard work ahead for the bridge builders. Extensive work is to be done on the Englewood, Ilunnewell and Caldwell branches, as well as both east an west of Wellington. Charles Curtis now lives outside the congressional district he is represent ing. The legislature took Shawnee county out of the Fourth district WOMEN USE TOBACCO. SOCIETY WORKINO TO DOWN THE USE OF CIGARETTES, EmpreM of Austria Has the Habit Much Rejoicing In Some Circle Over the Attitude of the Yung Czarlaa. ' V DECROIX, the de lightful president of the Society for the Prevention of til A AttllOA rT l bacco, must have Jumped for joy at reading In the pa pers that the young czarina is so op posed to the use of cigarettes that she ia trying to take some action in her own immediate circle against the habit of smoking, which has become quite prevalent among women In the best society in Russia, says Lea Annates. M. Decroix would no doubt like to see the sovereigns of other countries imitate this .example, for during the last few years the cigarette habit has been laying hold of women all over the world. In France the association of men and women in all kinds of sports has been the cause of a greater degree of intimacy and has brought us to accept the cigarette, whose use is extending among young women of the most ex clusive circles. Even the most criti cal no longer protest when two rosy lips send out a few puffs of smoke be tween a couple of games of tennis. Be sides, our grandmothers loved tobacco. The Duchess of Chartres and the Duchess'of Bourbon, under Louis XIV , even went so far as to smoke pipes; yes, pipes, my dears. In all times Spanish women have smoked; and not only cigarettes, but cigars. Marbot, In his "Memoirs," tells us this without mincing matters. And they smoke in England and in the United States, although in the latter country it is only recently that women haye begun to use tobacco. There was a story in Gil Bias not long ago to the effect that three young girls in Louis ville, Ky., were seen smoking by a po liceman and were arrested. The judge, although recognizing that the accused were not conforming to the proprieties, felt bound to release them because they were violating no law. To confines one's observations to those in the highest places it may be said that the Empress of Austria smokes from thirty to forty cigarettes a day; the dowager empress of Rus sia smokee, but only in her own pri vate apartments, while the Queen of Roumania, the Queen Regent of Spain, Queen Amalie of Portugal who in this respect is following her mother's ex amplethe wife of the Comte de Paris, and, lastly, the Queen of Italy, are all confirmed smokers. And yet M. De croix is anxious that kings and princes and their august consorts should be the ones to set a good example! At one time, about two years ago, he bad a hopeful moment. It is well known that Queen Victoria is fond of snu3 and that her son, the Prince of Wales, smokes cigars from morning until night. One day the newspapers announced that the prince, upon the advice of his physician, was going to give up smoking. There was great rejoicing in the Society for the Prevention of the Abuse of Tobacco, but prudence of the most elementary sort bade them take the precaution of making inquiries before indulging in too much rejoicing. So they wrote to London. Alas! The prince replied that tliere was no foundation for the report and that he was smoking just as he always had. At which M. De croix nearly fell 111. Another disappointment awaited him a few months after this. It was the sudden retirement of M. Casimir-Perier almost before he was fairly Installed in the presidential chair. M. Casimlr Perler was the Ideal president for M. Decroix, a president who did not smoke, or who smoked so little that it was not worth while mentioning. M. Casimir-Perier resigned his of fice. And to whom? To M. Felix Faure, who smokes a pipe! Growth or Cities. The fact that the big European cities have been growing so much faster than those of the United States Is pointed out by Dr. Albert Shaw In his recent book on municipal government in Eu rope. In 1870 New York had 150,000 more people than Berlin; in 1880 Ber lin had outstripped New York, and still maintains its lead. In 1875 Hamburg had 348,000 people and Boston 342,000; in 1890 Hamburg had 569,260 and Bos ton 448,000. Baltimore was once as big as Hamburg, but it has long been dis tanced. Breslau used to be smaller than Cincinnati; it has now distanced it Cleveland and Buffalo and Pitts burg were all In 1880 bigger than Cologne, but Cologne was much the biggest in 1890. Dresden Is growing more quickly than New Orleans. Han over, though a sleepy place, is growing as qickly as Louisville or Jersey City. Frlnre of Wale' Kindness. The prince of Wales is ever the most thoughtful and kindly of men. Only a few mornings a go, attending the funeral services of a friend, I found his royal highness among the little congre gation. It was as early as 10 o'clock in the morning, and the prince's duties are exceptionally arduous Just now. The lady who had died was not among his most intimate friends, but a desire to show kindness and consideration for her sorrowing people drew him toward them at this hour of their grief and distress. Sketch. EAv i mi GHOSTLY TEAS A PARIS FAD. Uncanny 5 O'clock Gathering Undel riionphoroiccnt Light. In the restless effort to find new means of stimulating the jaded appe tites of social pleasure-seekers France holds her own well, says the Nashville Banner. Her latest and the most freakish idea is the "5 o'clock phos phorescent tea," which is a comblna- I tion of the stock in trade of spiritual istic fakirs with the schoolgirl tricKs of a Juvenile party. Five o'clock in France Just now is the twilight hour, when curtains are usually drawn and lamps are lit. Instead of lamps the guests, the furniture and the cups and saucers furnish the light at the phos phorescent teas. On walls, celling, di vans, chairs, carpets and costumes there is spread a phosphorescent sub stance that absorbs light during the day and at night causes the room to glow with a weird, unholy light. The effect is said to be so unearthly that every one moves about the room with a cautious, timid step and the conver sation is involuntarily carried on in subdued tones, as though a funeral were the subject under discussion. Ghastly and ghostly seem the guests, weird and woe-begone the faces of the servants who hand around the gleam ing tea-cups, while the hostess, in her phosphorescent costume, looks like an unholy wanderer from the spirit world. All that is needed to make the illu sion of unearthiness complete Is the presence of the ghostly musicians, who, half hidden behind banks of phosphor escent shrubbery, produce slow and mythical melodies from instruments that sparkle and flame with the same substance that illuminates the tea room. The substance used Is a patent mixture that is guaranteed not to emit an obnoxious odor. With the ordin ary phosphorescence the company would either have to meet with doors and windows wide open, to allow the sulphuric smell to escape, or run the risk of asphyxiation. So much of a success has it become, in fact, that the phosphorescent ball is an event that will come off in Paris shortly. The programme for the ball is based on the same idea as the tea, and the effect will be still more weird and striking. Instead of the sulphuric guests sitting quietly around a room discussing tea and exchanging gossip couples wrap ped in gleaming garments of dull flame will glide around the darkened ball room like spirits of the departed in the deserted halls of a ruined mansion. Not Afraid of a Mouse. Young and pretty Miss Lillie Cos grove entered the postofflce at Grand Bend, Pa., a few days ago with several young ladies, and, clasping one of her legs at a point above the knee, looked fixedly straight before her. "Girls," she whispered to her companions, "when those men go out I want to tell you something." The men soon de parted, and she released her grasp upon her skirts, when a dead mouse fell upon the floor. She felt the In truder cavorting about her, but she never screamed a scream or tried to mount the table or the letter boxes. She Just gripped him, stood quiet and squeezed the life out of that rodent's body. Exhausted Resource. "What are you bothering your father about?" asked the boy's mother. "I want him to tell me a story, and he says he doesn't know any." "Perhaps he will make up one as he goes along." "I asked him to. But he said he had been testifying before an investigating committee all day, and it had used up all his material." Washington Star. Progress in the South. "How long have you been on this route?" asked the drummer of the con ductor on a primitive southern rail road. "Ten yeahs, suh." "Indeed? You must have gotten on several miles south of where I did." Detroit Free Press. Came from Europe. There were 96,227 cabin passengers landed at the port of New York from Europe last year. The number of steerage passengers aggregated 252,350. BOOKS AND AUTHORS. Prosecutor Pobiedonostzeff is desir ous of having Tolstoi tried by the holy synod of Russia for heresy. Boehm's characteristic statue of Carlyle on the Thames embankment at Chelsea is to have its replica placed In Edlnburg. Olive Schrelner is about to pay a vis it to England. Although she has pub lished little during recent years she has not by any means been idle. W. Clark Russell, the English nov elist, has been an invalid for nearly twenty years. His tales of the sea have all been written in his London house, it having been over fifteen years since he has seen the sea. Zola has recently declared that Max Nordau, the author of "Degeneration," Is nothing more than a "literary dust man," who has swept into his basket all the absurdities and lies which are floating about concerning prominent men. A physician, who is also a man of letters, Dr. Gustave Toulouse, has ex amined Zola, explaining all the mental as well as the physical habits of the author, and concluding that he is a "superior degenerate." Zola was de lighted. Jiles Verne Is at present busy in the execution of a plan to publish a series of stories bearing on different coun tries. Unlike many authors, he thinks of the plot last, letting it form in his mind as he reads up geographical, his torical and other books of scientific na ture on the part of the world he is go Ing to treat A western woman was on a train which was held up by robbers. One of the robbers approached her and told her to hold up her band. "Where is your money?" he asked. "In my pock et," she taid, with a defiant gleam in her eye, and then the robber left her. It is announced that the king of Greece intends to take command of the northern army in person A force ot 1,000 Macedonian volun leers have crossed the border and join ed the Greek army. Ohio has more natural gas than any other state in the Union. London has 100 electric light plants in its luminous. Arizona's gold product will equal that of California. The maple makes the must axqzisito of any for shade tree. TO CUKE A COLD IN ONE DAT. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All Drugs' lain refund the money If it tails tooure. lido Easter Sunday appears later than usual this year. Garden making and spring house cleaning are just at present in their fullest blast. The new torpedo boat Farragut, on, her trial trip, developed the wonderful speed of nearly thirty-five miles an hour. "STAR TOBACCO." As you chew tobacco for pleasure use Star. It is not only the tesi but the most lasting, and, therefore, the cheapest. An extensive fruit-drying plant near San Jose, CaL, was completely destroy-, ed by fire recently. The loss is estima ted at 850,000. To Cure Constipation Forever. Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. lOo or 25c If C C. C. full to cure, druggists refund mono;. Famine is now staring the inhabi tants of Crete iu the face as a result ot the condon of battleships which "the powers" have thrown around the is land, and which prevent the landing of supplies. Don't Tobacco Spit and Sn.otc Tour life Ansy. To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag netic, full of life, nervo and vigor, take No l'o Bac, the wonderworker, that makes weak men strong. All druggists, 00c or SI. Cure guaran teed. Booklet and sample free. Address Sterling Itemed; Co. , Chicago or New York. At a dancing party in Yandol, Mexi co, on Feb. 27, a fight was precipitated by an insulting remark to a young lady, and ten of the participants were killed, while fifteen were more or less Dangerously wounded. Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a family medicine with us since 18G5. J. It. Madison, 2409 42d Ave., Chicago, 111. A large number of London's religious leaders have begun midnight services in the slums of that city, in the hope of rescuing souls from the multitudes who frequent the vicious resorts in those parts of England's metropolis. STATE OF OHIO, CITY OP TOLEDO. BTAThi U "U'CAS C0UNTY, ss. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of . J Cheney & Co., doing business In the City cf Toledo, County and State aforesaid and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED. DOLLARS for each and eveiy case of catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHLNfe-i. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this Uh day of December, (BeaU A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and mucouf surfaces of the system. Send for testi monials, free. , F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Bold by druggists, 7iic. Hall's-Family Pills are the best. Diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Venezuela, which were broken off on account of the boundary dispute, have been resumed. Venezu ela's minister to Germany has been transferred to England and a settle ment of the controversy seems now as sured. GOT A SEAT. Chairs Were Scarce bat She Was Progres sive and Secured One. It was noon in a large quick lunch place. A young woman, comely as well as self reliant, entered and danced de liberately around In search of a va cant chair, says the Philadelphia Press. She saw one that appeared to be unoccupied and, providing herself with a cranberry tart and a cup of coffee, started to take possession of it But a man's hat was on the chair and the owner of the hat happened to be at her elbow with l.is modest luncheon in his hand. "Beg pardon, but this seat is engaged," he said. Re turning to the counter the young wo man put down her tart and coffee and started to find an empty chair. She found one in a remote corner of the big eating room and, raising her hand to her head, she pulled out a couple of hairpins and flung her hat into the chair with a defiant "There, that's tak en!" She then brought over her tart and coffee and enjoyed them in the consciousness that she was dependent upon no man's gallantry for the com forts of life. 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