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THE CHANUTE TIMES.
C. 9. NATION, Pftltor and Prop'r. CHANUTE, KANSAS. KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST. Barber county reports an Increase of 150 in population since March 1st, 1890. The new packing house of Wilke & Co., of Leavenworth, has just been completed. The Third avenue school building at Leavenworth will be remodeled at a cost of about 88,000. The assessor's returns for Chanute city place the population at 4,153, a fain of 313 in one year. A new establishment known as the Security Bank, capital stock 825,000, has opened up in Wellington. Alfalfa harvest, a broom factory and skimming station are bearing down upon the unsuspecting town of Cool Itlge. A Cowley county young man who was educated at public expense at the state normal, where the "teachers are made," is learning the barber's trade. Overbrook challenges any town of its population to show more or better im provements than are now under way. Four good residences and the Farmers State bank building will soon be com pleted. A strong effort is being made to have the salaries of the Fort Scott officers reduced. The salaries now paid amount to 88,100 per year while the expenses of the city are $?0,000 per yenr includ ing all items. The amount of reduc tion proposed will be over 81,200. Dickinson county has made a gain in population the past year of 824, with Liberty and Lyon townships to hear from, which will bring it up to about 1,000. The population of the county is now close to 21,000. Abilene is the largest, with a population of 3,331 and Ilerington next with 1,543. Orlie II. Reid, publisher of the Critic at Maize, Kansas, who was crippled badly by disease early in life, is writ ing and will publish his biography, lie is a living example of what true grit and perserverance can do even in the extreme of adversity. The ordin ary person crippled as he is would have been an object of charity, but Mr. Reid has earned his way at all times by his own labor. lie Is deserving of aid. The price of his book is fifty cents. The Hutchinson Ladies' chorus is contemplating a trip to Salt Lake city, to attend the musical concert which takes place there the third week in July. The idea is generally favored by the ladies of the chorus and their friends. A sum of "00 has already been pledged toward paying the ex penses of the trip and there will be little difficulty in getting as much more. Mrs. Bracken of Detroit has consented to go with the ladies as di rector and they will probably give two or thre concerts en route. A new automatic car coupling has been devised and patented by Silas Buck, who runs a store at Shipton, in Saline county. The principal features of the device are a lever and two SDrmsrs. The lever is at one corner of the car and by pulling it down, an up right spring is compressed and the coupling pin lowered, allowing the cars to separate. A horizontal spring inside the bumper forces a block in above the coupling pin holding the latter down. Then when the cars come together again the coupling forces the block back and the upright spring sends the coupling pin quickly in through the link or coupling. Sergeant Tom Carroll, Battery B. Fourth artillery, Ft Riley, committed suicide May 27th by drinking carbolic acid. The only cause suggested is de spondency, lie had been drinking heavily of late. The record of the Beloit creamery was broken on June 1. On that day it received a little over 100,000 pounds of milk from Beloit, Victor, Saltville, Scottsville and Downs. Jensen Bros., operators of the Beloit creamery and the skimming stations named, made 4,000 pounds of butter that day. Galena has its eyes sot on a street railway. An ordinance grauting the Southeast Kansas Electric Railway company a franchise through Galena was introduced in the city council re cently and read for the first time. City Assessor French's returns show the population of Arkansas City to have increased from 5,023 to G.57S during last year. The increase in population is mainly due to the transfer of the 'Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and St. Louis & San Francisco railroad crews and shopmen to that town. The whisky war at Independence has grown so exciting that the press correspondents are making more mon ey than the 6aloon keepers The Santa Fe has commenced the work of building stock yards at Syra cuse. They will be 150 feet square. A new siding will be constructed and other improvements made. The old settlers of Reno county held a reunion at Hutchinson last week. Many of the farmers have harvested their first crop of alfalfa and report it good. The number of cattle in Kingman county has increased 3,000 In the last year. An Ohio firm is beginning to work Kansas counties by selling sheriffs bloodhounds. Leavenworth has a female footpad, who is described as a powerful negress who assaults and robs unwary pedes trians. An Emporia woman has written a waits for which a Chicago publishing house offers to pay a royalty or buy outright. Fifteen hundred dollars were paid out last week to the patrons of the Cawker City creamery for their product of milk in one month. The Kansas hen and the Kansas cow are coming in for much attention just now by speakers and writers. For all that the hens have to scratch for a liv ing. The proposed changes in the Santa Fe yards at Newton have been arrang ed. About two miles of new track will be built. Work will be commenced about June 20th, General J. C. Caldwell of Topeka, whose fame as a Decoration day orator is state wide, delivered the Memorial day address at Newton. It was the feature of the afternoon's exercises. Arthur English, sged 17, mysterious ly disappeared from his home in Hia watha June 1 and no trace has been had of him since. He was sick with a fever and is supposed to have wander ed away in his delirium. He is de scribed as a tall and slender youth with dark hair and eyes and a promi nent nose. At the time he left he wore a dark striped shirt, blue overalls and old shoes. John McCarthy, a veteran 05 years of age, was found on the morning of May 30th at Leavenworth, under a chute of the Leavenworth coal company, in a badly battered condition. After re ceiving surgical attention the old man said he happened into a saloon where he pulled outS'JOin currency and treat ed the men there. When he left he was followed by two men, and the next thing he knew he found himself near the edge of the river bank. News comes from Dillon, in Dickin son county, of a fractional light among the Rowe family, which has created much excitement in that neighborhood. Frank Day and W. J. Rowe and their wives caught Wm. Rowe, commonly known as "Red Billy," in an alley and horsewhipped him. The women did the horsewhipping, the men merely seeing that the victim did not escape. They beat him over the head and shoulders with the loaded ends of bug gy whips. He did not try to make any defense and said afterward that the first blow stunned him. Rowe received three scalp wounds, his lower lip was cut, a gash cut above one eye and his face and back were badly bruised. He will probably have his assailants ar rested. Kansas oil is being shipped from the Neodesha refinery daily and has been in use for several days at Fort Scott, Chanute, Cherryvale, Humboldt and many other points. The operators of the refinery receive their shipping or ders from Chicago. The field supplied by the Standard from this point is known as the Kansas division and em braces the entire state and portions of Nebraska and Missouri bordering upon Kansas, including at present Kansas City and eventually Omaha, also. Thus a territory nearly twice the area of Kansas gets the beuefit of the oil pro duced in this state. The pipe connect ing the Thayer field with the refinery at Neodesha is completed and prepara tions are going on in that district to re sume drilling new wells at the earliest possible date. The new postmaster at Stafford is named Fort He will hold it. A portion of the valuable collection of bird eggs made by George Little and Warren Benedict, and presented to the Kansas university museum, has been stolen from its ca6e in the museum. The part of the collection taken was the valuable eggs, the common ones being left in the case. This has lead to the belief that the thieves were egg gatherers with some knowledge of the value of eggs, but further than that there is no clue. The Minister's association of Ottawa has made an appeal for aid in behalf of the starving people of India. One day last week George Hartle's little boy, near Lyons was bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake. He was ta ken direct to Lyons where the wound was dressed, and at present the boy is getting along nicely. After the snake had bitten the boy it started to crawl under the house, but Miss Hartle, the boy's aunt, caught it by the tail, car ried it to the wood pile and chopped its head off with an ax. The county attorney ot Sumner coun ty is in receipt of a telegram from the clerk of the United States court of ap peals at St Paul, Minn., which brings the welcome news that the overdue taxes on the 'Frisco branch in the south part of the county will be paid. They amount to 87,000. The Kansas State Poultry associa tion will hold its annual meeting in Manhattan the first week in January, 1898. The services of Judge Theodore Sternberg, of Ellsworth, have been se cured to judge the birds. Waterville will court prosperity with the aid of a creamery. An abundance of fruit will be raised in Pratt county this year. The Lamed base ball club is going around with a chip on its shoulder. Wanted Agents. Best work. Good commissions. Kansas Steam Laundry, Wichita, Kansas. Wellington girls have organized a society known as the "Merry Maids" and wading parties are on the pro gram. The story of an exiled Russian no qleman who died in solitude near Eu reka was a fake. Any one who thought it was the truth should have fears for his mind. The Fort Scott high school alumni are divided on the question whether dancing is a proper thing to have at their reunion. Those who can't dance are oppossed to it There are more poets in Lawrence than in any other town in Kansas, but the newspapers there absolutely refuse to publish any of the product except at double advertising rates. A heavy rain fell in all parts of Lin coln county June 2, doing an incalcu lable amount of good, as a dust storm had raged with great violence the day before and the crcps were needing rain badly. A good many wolves that are flushed in Dickinson county near the Marion line aro chased into the latter before being shot. In Marion S3 is paid for a wolf scalp killed in the county and in Dickinson but 81. The Kansas Creamery company of Topeka, who are operating a plant at Belleville, with skimming stations along the Rock Island road at Narkn, Scandia, Lebanon, Smith Center and Dresden in operation, and work pro gressing on others in Formosa, Phillips burg. Kensingtoj, Norton, Oberlin and Hoxie, will make Belleville the main point to do the churning. This creamery is at present churning four times a day and averaging 1,400 pounds of butter daily. Calvin Hayes, the aged commission merchant of Shawnee county, has been refused a new trial in the district court and will go to the peniteutiary for embezzlement within a month, un less an appeal is taken to the supreme court At this term of the district court, Hayes was convicted of embez zling over 840 from a New York city commission merchant. Hayes is near ly 00 years of age and has been in the commission business in Topeka for sev eral years. D. B. Robinson, president of the 'Frisco railroad, and other prominent officials of the road, spent several hours in Wichita May Cltth. Presideni Robinson stated that in all probability Wichita would be made the western terminus of the 'Frisco. At present the 'Frisco is running its trains over the Kansas Midland to Burrton, which is its terminus. Should the change be made he thought the road would turn its business for points west of Wichita over to the Santa Fe. Anderson Gray, the Sumner county murderer who was pardoned from the penitentiary by Gov. Morrill just an hour before he turned over the reins oi government to Governor Leedy; is hi custody again and stands a fair 6how of taking another trip to Leavenworth This tiire he is charged with bnying witnesses in a land contest case in Ok lahoma and is a federal prisoner at Guthrie. The crime for which he is now held was committed before he waa arrested and convicted of mnrder. Af ter his pardon by Gov. Morrill, the old federal charge was dug up against him and he was taken in by the terri torial officers. On 'May 29th Manhattau was visited by a disastrous fire. The successful convention of the so cial science federation recently held in Hutchinson has given a great impetus to the Stockton Twentieth Century club. At first the membership was limited to 20 but it was afterwards thought advisable to extend the limit to 25. The meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month; a magazine report and the roll call re sponded to by current events are a part of each program. June 2d the numboldt Gas company finished putting down pipes to furnish the town with gas. In nine days the company has dug the trenches and laid nine miles of pipe. The trenches on all main lines where six-inch pipe is used are two feet deep. Two miles of six-inch pipe, three miles of two inch pipe and four miles of three-inch pipe have been used. Every house in town can now use natural gas. Frank Fussman, the manager of the gas com pany, has been asked .to manage lay ing the pipe from Benedict to Chanute. The contract for the big new 820,000 mill at Newton has been let and work will be commenced at once. Col. John Rankin of Lawrence has been notified that he is subject to re instatement in the government service and has posted of! to Washington to see about it Some years ago Rankin was appraiser of Indian lands, but was removed by Cleveland. It seems that during the years since his removal his name has been carried on the civil ser vice rolls, making him eligib'.e to reappointment DUC D'AUMALE'S LIFE. IT WAS ENDED BY A SHOCK OP GRIEF, rrlnoe of the Home of Orleans Fall Dead When Told of the Fate of Hli Mece, the Ducheit d'Alencoo HU Bomantlo Career. HE Due d'Aumale, who waa killed by the shock he suf fered when he was told that his neph ew's wife, the Duchess d'Alencon, had been burned to death, waa a prince of the house of Or leans and a brother of the Due de Ne mours, whose son married the unfor tunate Princess of Bavaria, who per ished at the charity fair in the Rue Jean Goujon. He waa the most advanced of the proud family of Orleans, and might have been high in the councils of the republic had not hia royal blood placed him under a ban. French republicans do not like the sons of kings. D'Au male was the fourth son of the late King Louis Philippe. His mother waa Queen Marle-Amelle, and the young due was educated.as were all hia broth era, in the college of Henry IV. At hia death d'Aumale waa 75 yeara old. He leavea an immense fortune, tho most interesting and the most valua ble part of whlch.his chateau au Chan tilly, he has bequeathed to the French people. The due waa residing at Zuc co, Sicily, when he heard of the horror in which hia niece, to whom he was sincerely attached, met her death, and hia nervoua system gave way under the strain. Hia career waa one that waa mixed with adventure, triumph and disappointment. In 1840 he went with hia brother, the Due d'Orleana, to Algeria and took part In the campaign that followed. He returned to his country the year after and took up hia technical military education where he had left off to go to Algeria, and com pleted it at the Courbevoie. Rcturn- MR. AND MRS. ing to Algeria, he spent the years from 1842 to 1845 in the midst of the war, and was placed at the head of the sub division of Medeah. In this war the young due distinguished himself no bly. The war records show that he defeated Abd-el-Kader and captured nearly 4,000 prisoners, besides booty that was very valuable. He wa8 ele vated to a generalship for hia aervico and placed in command of the Constan tino province. It waa while he was at the head of the brilliant expedition against BIskarah in 1844 that d'Aumale married. The bride was a Bourbon Marie Caroline Auguste, a daughter of Prince Leopold of Salerno. Three yeara afterward the due became governor general of Algeria' and made a uuccesa- DUC D'AUMALE. ful administration. But trouble await ed him. The revolution of 1848 swept France and he resigned his post in Algeria and fled with hia wife to Eng land, whither his relatives had eacaped. Hia brother, the Prince de Jolnville, is sued a protestation against the banish ment of the royal family from France, and d'Aumale Joined him in It. The protest fell flat and the due settled down to enjoy life as best he might in a foreign country. Unlike many royal refugees the due had the advantage of being rich. He built for himself a noble country house on the Thames at Twickenham and thither he repaired with hia family. He wrote and stu died, and in 1861 made a great stir by publishing in Paris a pamphlet ad dressed to Jerome Bonaparte. The pn.fcli8har was punished by the French jjd authoritles and d'Aumale challenged young Bonaparte to a mortal duelj and waa ignored by the imperial prince. Ten yeara of quiet life, Interrupted n ly by a sensational speech at a dlnnei given him by the Literary Fund ol London, were spent by the due at hli seat on the Thames and his fine breed ing estate in Worcestershire, where h devoted himself to agriculture. Whet the Franco-Prussian war came D'Au male freely offered his wealh and per son to the cause of his country, but tb military authorities steadily refused tc have aught to do with him. In Janu- ary, 1871, he addressed a proclamation to the people of the department of the Oise. He told them that he would prefer a constitutional monarchy, bul would abide by and support a republic It the people wanted one. He an nounced himself as a candidate for the assembly and waa elected, but he did not return to France until June of 1871, when the ban waa removed from the royal family. Honors now came fast for the Prince of Orleans. He was elected president of the general council of the Olse de partment. He became a member of the academy with but one vote against him. He waa made a general of a di vision in the army and in 1876 a de mand was made iiV"n him to represent the people of the assembly, but he de clined in order that he might give all his time to the army of France. But he was not to be left long In hia beloved France. The bill of expulsion against the members of the royal fam ily waa passed and Boulanger, then minister of war, deposed the royal gen eral, who retired meekly to his estatas In England. When he had gone it was discovered that he had willed hia beau tiful chateau at Chantilly to the French nation. Among the treasures in this country palace is a painting, Raphael'a celebrated "Three Graces," for which he had paid the English Lord Dudley the stupendous sum of 650,000 francs. This discovsry softened the hearts of Frenchmen for the patriotic duke, but it waa only after many years, In 1889, that the decree banishing him was re voked and he returned to live In hia chateau, a life Interest in which he re tained for himself. It now becomes the property of the French nation. D'Au- HILLER. male wrote a history of the princes of Conde, of which house he was the heir. These volumes were published In 1869. The last volume appeared eight years ago. The old due died widowed and childless. His consort passed away at Twickenham in 1869. She had borne him two sons. Of these the first, Louis Philippe Marie Leopold d'Or leana, Prince de Conde, died in 1866. aged 21, and his second son Francois Louis Marie Philippe d'Orleans, Due d? Yuise, died in 1872, at 13. OLDEST COUPLE. Hlller and Hli Wife, Aired 107 and 105 Respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hiller, who live near' La Grange, Ind., have just com pleted eighty-seven yeara of married life, and both bid fair to live a few yeara longer. Mr. Hiller is now 107 years old and his wife 105, and the little frame cottage they occupy haa been their home for nearly eighty-five yeara. This houae consists of one room, and this room contains all the aged couple'8 earthly possessions. Mr. Hiller is a vigoroua looking man for hia extreme old age. His hand la as strong and hia step as firm as those of a man of 40. His eyes are bright and his long hair falls in unmixed whiteness almost to his shoulders. His wife haa long since passed under the spell of old age. She Is bent almost double with the weight of her years, and la totally blind.- "It's a caution," says Mr. Hlller, speaking of hia age. "I never counted on living so long or anything like it." He tells how he was born in Jamestown, near King ston, Canada. He was 22 yeara old when the war of 1812 came along, and he describes Canada as a very wild country in those years. The first year of the war he and his wife left Can ada and settled near Marine City, and went from there to Emmet, Mich., whence they came to their present home. They were married when Mr. Hlller was 20 and his wife 18. With his old age havi come symptoms of a second childhood, the most amusing and amazing of which la the cutting of two teeth safely. The old couple hava eleven children the eldest 82 and the youngest 57. Tho food of the cows should be ol such a nature that no bad taste will be imparted to the milk. A very clever man Is one who is as careful to avoid swearing before chil dren as before ladies. Of course the two girls at the Pris cilia school at Borden town, N.- J., who were expelled for leaning out of their windows at night and talking to young men were the most talented young women in school. Nobody who is not beautiful or talented or rich or accom plished ever gets mixed up in any scandal. When Tarquin the l'roud was asked what was a test made governoring a conquered city, he replied only by beating down with his staff all the tallest poppies in his garden. It has been decided by the Canadian supreme court that a man or woman who leaves Canada to go to the United States for divorce without intending to live there, afterward marrying and returning to Canada, can be prosecuted for bigamy. Recently a Chicago clergyman invi ted a number of yung men of his con gregation who are addicted to Sunday' wheeling to take a little spin with him on their bicycles, and he wore them out so completely that they were all in their places at church the next morn ing. There is always a right way to do things and ami occasionally a preacher finds it Never in the history of Kansas has there been so much interest taken in the creamery business as at this time. New plants ore going up in nearly eery county in the state. A man sever knows how many friends he has until he comes home from a successful fishing trip. The Duke of Wellington was once in discreet enough to write some more or less compromising letters to a young woman. After awhile she tried to ex tort money from him by threatening to publish his missives. He sent her this terse and characteristic reply: "Dear Fanny Publish and be damn ed." You often hear of "sure signs" of approaching age; who should people pay heed to signs when they have birthdays? There are lots of people out of the penitentiary who would be there if they were not watched. A good per cent, of tlie cows are usually bred this month for spring calves. Keep back one or two and breed them for fall calves. In many cases they will prove the most profita ble cows. A Veil of Mixt Rising nt morning or evening from sonic low lund, often carried in Its folds tlie seeds o( ma lurin. Where mnlnriiil fever irevnil no ono is safe, unless protected by some elliclenl medicinal safeguard. Uostetter's Stomach Hitters is both a protection and a remedy. Noperson who inhab its, or sojourns In a miasmatic region or coun try, should omit to procure this fortifying agent, which is also the finest known remedy for dys pepsia, constipation, kidney trouble and rheuma tism. By giving level, thorough cultiva tion the soil will be left in a much bet ter condition to fit it for the crop tha I is to follow. Winfield Chautauqua Assembly, eleventh annual session, begins June lath and continues ten days. An ex ceptional fine program of lectures. In struction and music has been provided. A ram, a lamb, a bull, a bear and a farmer had a free fight near Port Jer vis. New York, the other day. The only survivors were the farmer and the bull. One fare for rouna trip is all you will have to pay from any A. T. & S. F. station in Kansas to the Musical Festi val and Chautauqua Assembly, Forest Park, Ottawa. Kansas. From points in Kansas within 150 miles and from Kansas City and St. Joseph tickets on sale June 10 to 25. From points in state beyond this distance, tickets will be sold June 12 to 17. The park is only half a block from A. T. & S. F. station in Ottawa. Folder and particulars on application. The largest telegraph office in the world is in the general postoffice build ing, London. There are over 3,000 op erators, 1,000 of whom are women. The batteries are supplied by 30,000 cells. No-To-Uac for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit euro, makes weak men strong, blood pure. 60c, (1. All druggist. Don't credit yourself with brains be cause you are homely. I believe my prompt use of Fiso's Cure prevented quick consumption. Mrs. Lucy Wallace, Marquette, Kims.. Dec 12, 1805. Sudden changes in feed will cause the cows to shink in milk. One Fare for Round Trip Vim Si. OO. Travel is a joy to those who know how to get the most out of it Luxur ious Pullmans, comfortable chair cars, modern and day coaches, regular and appetizing meals at dining-rooms or in dining-cars, in connection with short est distance and time between given points, makes traveling a pleasure at any season of the year. This is what you pay for and get when your ticket reads via Santa Fe Route. National Educational Association, Milwaukee, Wis.. Julv 6 to 0, 1897. Can't Sleep, Because the nerves are 1 fk 1 1 A weak and easily excited y y fl V I and the body is in a ' feverish and unhealthy condition. Nerve are fed and nourished by pare, rich blood. Hood's Barsapiirilla gives sweet, refresh ing sleep because it purifies and enriches, the blood and builds op the system. Hood's partita Is the best In fact the One True Blood Purifier. HnnHc PM1 '" "-". '"digestion,. HOOU S rills biliousness, ajceats.