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THE CHANUTE TIMES.
C. S. NATION, Faftor and Prop'r. CHAXUTE, - KANSAS. KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST. Dr. Milton is planting on his farm bear Dodge 40 acres in locust trees. . From April 1, 1800, to April 1, 1897, Manchester creamery received 2,026, 863 pounds of milk, which produced about 73,000 pounds of butter, 70,680 pounds of which was sold in the East ern market. During that time $13,000 was paid out to an average of eighty patrons. The creamery is now receiv ing an average of 11,000 pounds of milk daily. The figures show an average payment of $150 for each patron of the creamery, most of which was a clear profit for the cows were kept on feed that costs little. Joseph Taylor of White Cloud, who died last week, left an eighty-acre farm to each of his fourteen children. Taylor was a remarkable man in many respects. Though shrewd enough to accumulate a fortune of perhaps $100, 00 he could neither read nor write. He was a sharp trader and a steam en gine to work. His neighbors say that much of his success was due to his wife who, in addition to bearing him fifteen childreu, helped manage his property as it increased in value and extent. C. N. Gould, a Cowley county teacher and student in the .Southwest Kausas college, has a bent for geology likely to place him among the leading geo logists of America. He has made a special study of the strata of south western Kansas for some years and is recognized as knowing more about its geology than any living man. Last cummer he worked under State Geo logist naworth and 1'rofessor Prosser of New York. The latter so highly recoinmenved him to Lester F. Ward, America's leading sociologist and pale obotanist, that he has engaged Mr. Gould to work a month with him in Kiowa and Comanche counties next summer. lie will also work two weeks in the flint mines on the Kaw reserva tion for the ethnological bureau and six weeks in Clark county for the state university. The cattle trade in Edwards county is assuming vast proportions. The herd owned by It. E. Edwards was started in 1803 with 37 medium cows and now numbers upward of 100 head. Mr. Edwards made a mistake in selling nil his heifers the first fall ' at $:;." per head. He now get $05 for thorn when they are one year old. He has one cow that cannot be beaten as a stock raiser if you go the world over. She was born in 1803 and has given birth to two fine bull calves and ono heifer calf. This cow's calf, born the last day of January, 1800, gaye birth to a fine bull calf on April 10, 1807, making her four teen months and ten days old when her first calf was born. Mr. Edwards has sold upwards of $4,000 worth of stock from this herd in less than four years besides increasing his herd near ly 200 per cent. All this was accom plished by buying two registered bulls in 1803 for which he paid what many others thought at the time was a fan cy price, namely, $100 each. No one can accomplish what Mr. Edwards has unless they use the best of sires, are willing to give time, care, food and shelter in due season to their herd. Edwards county farmers will do well to look into the matter of developing a better grade of stock and reap the ben efits of higher prices for their stock now that stock is becoming the great element of success in this country. A Garden City man in a friendly scuffle the other day broke his leg above the knee. He has a family to support, and the accident is unfortun ate on that account. Men with fami lies should avoid friendly scuffles. The Rock Island has issued an order that all employes in the passenger train service who have not been vacci nated within a comparatively recent time must take the precaution at once on account of the immigrant travel and the attendant danger of catching and spreading the smallpox. . Will White is going to extend the Kansas boy idea in additional sketches. Lyman Watkins, who lives fiye miles south of Potter in Leavenworth coun ty, has had an unprecedented streak of good luck during the last thirty days. His family cow gave birth to triplets, one of his farm mares had twins, as did six of his Southdown wes, and to cap the climax one of his hens hatched out a three-legged chick" en and his wife presented him with twin boy babies. He is as proud as the man who invented the airship. The county attorney of Crawford county has notified the jointists that from and after April 10th the sale of bug juice will be absolutely shut off. Some day the boom will return to Kansas and the editor will again write: "Cast your eyes over a map of the United States, gentle reader, and so fourth." In confidential conversation Ingalls is said to be very despairing. The Kansas corn fields have already bcySn to look green and some of them bats been cultivated. In the recent campaign in Emporia each candidate spent about $4. Judge Uurnette of Wellington, kill ed 200 plover on a recent shooting cx cursion. Nancy Bloomtield of Solomon is su ing J. W. Hill on the grounds that he married her before his wife in the asy lum had died. Tom Ryan is said to be responsible for Dick Walker's appointment. Dick has his hand in the treasury, $3,000 per annum worth. Miss Maud Staccy, a worthy young newspaper woman, well known in Kan sas, will soon marry Mr. William Cheathem, of Paris, Texas. J. C. Mercer, of Leavenworth, has application in for collector of internal revenue. He may be the personal Leavenworth friend who is to get the place. A Winficld man has been watching grasshoppers and now announces that grasshoppers do not die with the sea son, but barring accidents, live to a ripe old age and become decrepit and cranky. Central and southwestern Kansas was visited by a good soaking rain on the night of April 23. This has placed the corn in fine growing condition and made the wheat in this particular sec tion of country. The Dickinson county hen is getting her innings just now. J. E. Hrewer, a leading groceryman of that county, shipped seven car loads of eggs last week, 1,008,000 eggs. This is a com mon shipment and nearly all go to eastern markets. The executive committee of the or der is sending out invitations to the twenty'-sixth annual meeting of the grand lodge Knights of Pj'thias of Kansas in Wichita May 17 to 20 inclu sive. An elaborate program has been prepared for the four days' meeting and a big time is expected. A terrific hail storm struck Holton on the night of the 22d. The ground was completely covered, and in some places hailstones were piled five or 6ix inches deep. Garden vegetables were cut to pieces and the fruit buds and blossoms were mostly stripped off. The falling hail caused a most deafening roae and shattered a good many sky lights. At Iola on the 22d another large "gushes"' was struck in the gas field on the 22d on the lirunnell farm ad joining the town on the east. This is one of the strongest gas wells there, having a capacity of not less than ten million cubic feet every twenty-four hours. The well is so strong that it is impossible to force the string of tools, weighing twenty-six hundred pounds Into the holes. The athletic association of the Wich ita high school is seeking to establish a southern Kansas high school league for athletic contests, and haye asked the Newton high school to connect it self with the league. The high school at Wichita will soon give its third an nual field day meet, and the preceding meets have been so successful that the officers of its athletic association have thought that an inter-high school meet might proye equally so. One of the biggest lead strikes that has ever been made in the vicinity of Galena has been opened up on the Short Creek Mining company's lease on the Leddy & Schmidt Bros., ground east of that city. The shaft is owned by John Pickett and two sons, M. J. and Frank and Fred Stone. They have reached the depth of thirty-six feet and on April the 17th three thous thousand pounds of pure galena was taken out of this shaft in one and a half hours. Out in Greeley county two boys came upon a deer. They had their guns and approached cautiously. But as the thing didn't move they concluded it wasn't a deer and became careless and, live a shot the deer was gone. In every newspaper office after work the force will sit around and joke about death and promise to write one anoth er s obituaries. Recently a man in Kansas died and a friend under prom ise wrote him a beautiful obituary one of the best ever written in this country. The young lady at Newton who goes home late at night and climbs to her bedroom window by means of a ladder, should be very careful her folks are onto her. We believe caves should be built and all precaution taken to preserve life. We have never been visited by a cy clone which makes the probability greater than we may be. The thing to do is to get ready. There should be more caves built and some provision made to protect the lives of those down town. .The Kansas creameries are trying to crowd Denmark out of the London buter market. The city of Dodge is putting in a well to be used for the sole purpose of sprinkling the streets. According to the returns of the as sessors the city of Caldwell has gained 411 in population in the last year. In Kingman county the political fight is kept up all the year around. As a rule the section boss in Kansas has made more of life than the politi cal bos. . It is said that a larger part of the oil wells at Neodesha are lying idle for some reason or other. Neodesha entertained several Kansas editors the other duy and is getting it back in advertising. Henry Weaver of Greeley tried an incubator the other duy. He got 100 chickens from 200 eggs. Oklahoma has the cyclone cave fever bad. Kansas used to have it but found that the caves do not pay. The railroad conductors of the coun try pass through Kansas on May 8 on an excursion to California. The Garden City papers deny that a Bible was given away as a prize at a card party there recently. The young ladies of Garden City are going to put on an amateur show in interest of the local cemetery. Kiowa also saw the airship the other night, but saw so much of it that no one believes they saw any of it. People in covered wagons meet at Garden City daily going east and west. Those going west cuss the east and those going east cuss the west. A Greelej' county man says he wouk" like a quarter of section of land on wheels so he could follow up the rain clouds and catch the moisture. Frank Brown of Gnrnett is down on one of the slates for secretary of the state. It is not probable that Brown has the time to spend on the job. A Kansas man who saw the late Mrs. Tilton at the time of the Beecher trou ble says that she was the prettiest woman he ever saw. before or since. The continual communication Texas has kept up with Kansas has improved that state. The term of imprisonment for horse stealing has been decreased there. The butter, poultry and egg business of the firm of Vance & White at Man kato, is enormous. The firm paid out in 180G alone, in round figures $."0,000 for live poultry, while not less than $1,000 a month was paid out for dress ed poultry. In the last month from the middle of March to April 15th, the' have shipped a car load of eggs a a day, paying an average of $2.25 a case. There are about 12,000 dozen eggs in a car and amounts in lound numbers to about $850 a clay. The old settlers of Jewell county are already talking up the old settlers' re union to be held at Jewell City some time during the summer. Among the many who will come under the head of the old Jewell county settlers are George and Henry Sorick, living near there. They located on their farms in the spring of 1870, and have contin uously resided there ever since.' they helped to build the old historic Jewell City fort, which in a large measure protected the earl' settlers in that vi cinity from the then frequent Indian raids. Through all these years they have never mortgaged their farms. 4At the next meeting of the board of education of Belleville the question will come up whether the board will continue the practice of employing married women for teachers in the city schools of Belleyille. This school em ploys nine teachers, two male and sev en female. Three of the women taach ers are married. The vigorous kick of employing married women for teach ers, and more especially those who have able-bodied husbands who can make them a living, comes from the unmarried lady teachers, who claim that as they have prepared themselves to teach the higher branches of learn ing in our state colleges they, too, are more entitled to teach than are those who are married. The next meeting of the board will be held iu May. Cows are worth more than gold mines. Ellinwood people are having a good time. Rats are caught in traps and every evening several are turned loose for the dogs to chase. The only department store in West ern Kansas is at Meade where grocer ies, meat, billiards, pool and soft drinks are sold at one place. In some of the Kansas towns accord ing to papers "the handsomest millin ery display in the city" took place in four or five different stores. There is a woman jn Florence who says she likes to wash dishes. Do you believe it? C. E. Faulkner, superintendent of the of the soldiers' orphans' home at Atchison, has gone to Minneapolis, Minn., to take charge of an orphans' home there. Business at the separator station at Lyons still continues to increase, but not to the extent hoped. About an average of 4,000 pounds of milk is re ceived daily, now, and seven routes have been established. Justice is very careful to be equally balanced at Arkansas City. A jury there last week was composed of three white men and three colored men. Blue Rapids council of the Triple Tie benefit association organized with 26 charter members, F. A. 8tocks, pres ident; George Coulter, secretary; E. A. Garrison, treasuier. A banquet fol lowed the installation of officers. At the recent election in Iola the people voted down the proposition of the municipal ownership of the gal business, DEAN OP THE EDITORS NEW TITLE BESTOWED ON CHARLES A. DANA. The Greatest Journalist Since Greeley' Time Would Not Cheapen the Style of the Nun III Old Rival Only a Shadow of Its Former Self. HARLES A. DANA of the Sun Is still president of the United Press, re- 7 malning like the white cap on a mountain after nearly all the other tn w has melted away In spring sunshine. Mr. Dana Is called "the dean of American journalism," and it may be truly said that it was he who lifted journalism to the dignity of a profession. There are those who at tribute to his influence the fact that the newspaper writers have been en abled to earn salaries more or less com mensurate with the intelligence and ability involved in their work. Mr. Dana Is now 78 years old, and most of his long life has been spent In work connected with the writing and edit ing of newspapers. He worked with Horace Greeley on the Tribune and was paid $20 a week for work that he after ward avowed was worth four times the money. It was these early rebuffs that determined his career. He was not impressed with the newspaper hack of the early days and he set to work to teach newspaper men the real mean ing of their calling and to establish a code of journalistic ethics which will long survive him. He had the pleas ure of repaying Greeley's roughness by supporting him for the presidency of the United States. The date of his real greatness in the newspaper field is that on which he became the editor of the Sun, which has ever since been the favorite journal of newspaper men generally in America. For many years Mr. Dana has not been active In the management oi his paper, although its conduct is animated by his Ideas. He is a benevolent man, fond of encourag ing Utopian dreamers even if he doe3 not believe in their philosophy, and, withal, is perhaps the most picturesque figure In newspaper literature of Amer ica, standing, as he does, between the old orthodox Ideas and the new journ alism of the day. Joseph Medill, of the Chicago Tri bune, was once a prominent aspirant for the deanery, but of late years the Tribune has fallen below the Standard of the Sun. Mr. Medill has retired from the duties of its chief editor. Sir Henry Pitrkeg on Hla Karly Years. The Australian mail brings the an nouncement of the publication of the first of the three lives of the late Sir Henry Parkcs that were known to be in active preparation. It 13 by Mr. Charles Lyne, who was the private sec retary and trusted confident of Sir Henry for many years. He was de signated as his biographer by Sir Henry himself, who, indeed, read and revised a portion of the book In its manuscript form. One day during one of his Pre mler8hlps Sir Henry was reading a recently-published life of Mr. Gladstone, and, laying down the volume for a mo ment, he said to Mr. Lyne: "I was thinking when reading it of a compari son between Mr. Gladstone's life and my own. When he was at Eton, pre paring himself for Oxford, enjoying all the advantages of a good education, with plenty of money, and being trained in every way fbr his future po sition as a statesman, I was working on a rope-walk at 4d a day, and suffered such cruel treatment that I was knocked down with a crowbar, and did not recover my senses for half an hour. From the rope-walk I went to labor in & brick yard, where I was again bru tally used, and when Mr. Gladstone was at Oxford I was breaking stones on the Queen's highway with hardly enough cloOilng to protect me from the cold." Truly a striking and dramatic contrast between tie early years of two Prime Ministers. CHARLES A. DANA. SCHOOLS IN LOO HUTS. With Stockade Hullt to Wuge War on thn Indiana. Coloiado enjoys tt.e proud distinction of having enrolled in her schools 04, C86 pupils; at least those are the fig ures given in the bionnial report issued by Mrs. A. J. Peavey, the superintend ent of public instruction of that com monwealth, says the St. Lc-uis Repub lic. Thirty odd thousand of these pup ils do not regularly attend school, and there may possibly be a reason for that, inasmuch as In the same report Mrs. Peavey presents some excellent pictures of most of the public schools of the state. In Colorado probably as much as in any of the western states it is not always handy for young people to go a great distance to attend to their intellectual training, and, owing to cer tain financial conditions, the schools cannot be maintained where there are only a few taxpayers scattered over a considerable area. It must not be un derstood that Colorado children have to secure their learning in the open air and under the blue sides of heaven, for in every county of the state there is at least one public schoolhouse, but such buildings as they are might fright en the wits out of the ordinary school marm of the more thickly populated east. In many portions of the state money has been lavishly expended for modern school buildings, but in some of the outlying districts the schools In which the pioneers had their children taught to read and write still hold tho fort. It is expected that In a few years all this will have been changed and that the peculiar dugouts and stockade buildings will have been superseded by school buildings with every modern convenience. A few years ago.wlth the exception of the large cities or towns, where people were more heavily taxed, the school buildings consisted mostly of either dugouts or log huts. Many of the log houses are still scattered ov- er the state, and there is still standing the first one erected within the bord ers of what it now the state. This one is in Montezuma county, and in the light of modern arrangements is looked upon as a veritable relic. It consists of a log house with four windows and one door, the window now having panes of glass, something that they did not possess when the houpe was first erected. But the most curious feature of this old-timer is the stockade which runs entirely around the building. It is made of logs with their nds stuck in the ground, and here and chere holes have been cut through the solid logs, leaving a place where the school teach er and pupils could poke the muzzles of their guns and shoot down the In dians, who were then practically in pos session of the territory. The stockade served long and well as a protection against the savages. Admiral Codrlncton's Shooting. In "Famous British Warships," Mr. Walter Wood tells a story of Admiral Codrington, who commanded the Brit ish fleet in the action of Navarino, in 1827, when the Turkish fleet was de stroyed by the allied powers. "When the admiral returned from the Medi terranean he met in town a country acquaintance of the class whose souls are wrapped up la their lands and tur nips. 'Hullo, Codrington,' he exclaimed, in blind ignorance of all contemporary history, '1 haven't seen you for some time. Had any good shooting lately?' 'Why, yes,' replied the admiral, 'I've had some rather remarkable shooting.' And with this he went his ways." New Varletlea of Bird. Gov. MacGregor discovered on his recent tour through British New Gui nea several new varieties of birds, including a new kind of bird of para dise. On Mount Scratchley, 11,000 feet above the sea, larks were found, and vegetation corresponding to that of a temperate zone. To prevent extravagant use of gas by turning it on full force a new tip Is hollowed out on the under side to a hold a ball and spring, a thermostat being placed Just inside the tip to raise the ball and decrease the gas pressur as the burner becomes heated. The pupils in Mexico schools wh'. have been perfect in their lessons art allowed to smoke cigarettes after theii recitations. A fountain pen was used by Thomai Jefferson in 1824. The first American patent to a fountain pen was granted to Douglass Hyde, in 1830. The crater of Mauna Loa, in the Sandwich Islands, the largest volcano in the world, is twenty miles in diam eter. Sometimes the stream of lava flowing from it is fifty miles long. He stands not surely that nevei slips. An inventive genius in McPherson, Kan., put a couple of pounds of pow der in the lower part of his chimney, to blow out the soot. The concussion blew three feet of the top of tlie chim ney into pieces, and 60 startled the man's father, a sufferer from chronic rheumatism, that he leaped out of bed and forgot his ailment An Appeal For Assistance. The ninn who is t-linri tnblo to himself will lis ten to tbe mute Repeal for assistance made by liis stomach, or his liver, in the shape of divert dispeptie qualms and uneasy sensations in the regions of the Rlnnd thnt secret? his bile. Hos tetter's Stomach Hitlers, my dctir sir, or niadnm aa Iho cuEe may be is what you require. 1 ins ten to use If you are troubled with heartburn, wind in the stonuirh, ornate that your skin or tbe whites of your ryes are taking a sallow bue. Never did an ill workman have good tools. A little soap is recommended by a good housekeeper for use in polishing a stove. Wet a flannel cloth and rub it over a piece of soap; then dip tho cloth into the stove polish and rub over the stove; finish with a dry cloth or brush. It is said the polish will last much longer than if it was used without the soap. Coe'm Couch Balaam It the oldest and best. It will break up a cold quicker than anything else. It Is always reliable. Ir; it. Don't burn more coal than is neces sary by neglecting to arrange the dampers when the fire is not in use. To Cure Constipation Forever. Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. lOe orZnc. It C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money. Don't throw away the bones of meat and the carcass of turkey and chicken that could be used in making soup. Mr. WinaloWs Soothing Syrnp For children tcethinff.softcnH the Kums, reduces inflam stion, allays pain, cures wbid colic. 115 cents a buttle, Turpentine will remove grease spots from woolen or silk material. Thor oughly saturate the place with tur pentine and place a soft blotting paper beneath and another on top of the spot and press very hard. The fat is dis solved, then absorbed by the paper and entirely removed from the cloth. A white man who killed a negro in Georgia has been released on S500 bail. The murderer ran away and was not heard from till the other day, when he walked into the sheriff's office and gave himself up. How different this would have been if the negro had kill ed the white man. Actuated by partisan zeal, a North Carolina Populist voted for a negro last fall. Shortly after the election he began to brood over his act, and final ly became so unhappy as to commit suicide. His neighbors have dared to to believe that he might be forgiven for taking his own life if it had only been for some other reason than supporting a black man for office. Vacation Days. In the Lake Regions of Wisconsin. North ern Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota, along the linen of the Chicago, Milwanliee & St. Paul Railway, are hun dreds of charming localities preeminently fitted for summer homes, nearly all of which are located on or near lakes which nave not been fished out. These resorts range in variety from the "full dress for dinner" to the flauuel shirt costume for every meal. Among the list are names fa miliar to many of our readers as the per fection of Northorn summer resorts. Near ly all of the Wisconsin points of interest are within a short distance from Chicago or Milvnukee. and none of them are so far awav from tho "busv marts of civilization" that' they cannot tie reached in a few hours cf travel, by frequent trains, over the finest road in the Northwest the Chicago, Mil i & St. Paul Railway. Send a two wnukeo i cent starui) for a eopv i imp lor a copy or vacation jjays - frW-inn- ii flpKprinttnn of tli principal re sorts, and a list of summer hotels and r-onnliug houses, and rntos for board, to Geo. H. HeafTord, U. P. A., Chicago, 111. About four-fifths of nil the mission" aries who go abroad take bicycles with them. A walnut salad that has proven very popular, is made by arranging a nest of lettuce leaves on an individual salad dish. Place on it several pieces of or ange first cut into slices and then into quarters, and a few halves of English walnuts. Place on each a tiny speck of mayonnaise dressing and serve. The walnuts may be blanched or not as preferred. Confined our son to his lied for five months. The disease left him an object of pity and a great sufferer. He was covered with blotches, and the burning and Itching were terrible to bear. A lady told us to try Hood's Sursaparilla, Ho begun taking it and soon Improved. After taking a few bottles he was entirely ctfred. That was three years ago, and there has been no return of the dis ease." S. C. Boy lax, East Leroy, Mich. Get only Hood's Sarsaparilla It ia sold by all druggists. Price, $1 ; six for S3. u , nft are prompt, efficient ana nOOCl S FlllS eay iu effect. 25 cents. SCENTS We want ona agent In this County to lelltolamihes. Bestpayimrarticlaon arth. Wa par all aipensa N ddrers M. CO., Washington, D.C. CiLYZA CHE '.SlThorapROB'iEya Hat