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4 r S V 7 .J1H CHAN JLiHi w If If c i pi MP $1.00 PEK YEAR. McCune Drug Store, Wall Paper, House, Barn and Carriage Paints. Horse Barn Burned Friday Morning Three Men Arrested on Sus picion of Knowing About Origin of Fire. John Harkness and We Neiley were arrested by night patrolman Godfrey about 12:30 Fii. morning on suspicion , of their being impli cated in the setting afire of the 'Harkness horse barn on S. Ever- green wn.cn u a few minutes before. He stopped u , nf ,hf the men near the alley south or ine tne men near u - All son ham on S. Evergreen aoon Allisonbarn on r. s after Chief Swariz, who hurried from his home when the trouble be- gan arrested a.egro, George Mil- fer who haVd been wUh the other ler who nao. u e men earlier in the evening, ai j noon the county Auumcy uU Chief Swariz were still conducting an investigation of the guilt of the men arrested. The police department had been notified by phone about 7 o'clock in the evening that the barn was likely to be burned. Godfrey re- ceived the message and notified Chief McClane of the fire depart meint. Chief Swartz received the word at his home. During the evening he and patrolman Irwin shadowed men whom he suspected but no arrests were made and every thing seemed quieted down when they went home about 11 30. God-1 frey was eating his night lunch at the police office when the fire alarm caused him to hasten to South Ever green where he arrested the men. The fire alarm was shouted to the fir department by Burdette Slane I just as their, gong sounded. Slane . lives in the second house north of the barn and he ran the two blocks barefooted when he found that the lady living next door and also John Allison were having trouble to notify the department by phone. When the fire department arrived at the barn it was a mass of flames aad there was no chance to save It. Neither was it possible to enter the bvilding to cut loose the horses which were tied in the stalls. Trie mules were loose in a lotin the back end of the barn. The barn was owned by L. J. Hawkins of Kansas City. The seven horses aud three mules which were toairoed belonged to the Harknesses. The water pressure was the very best and the firemen did excellent work in preventing the fire from spreading. The dwelling house within six feet of the barn on the north was kept so well soaked that the paint was not even scorched. The A. M. E. brick church Ifteen feet south of the barn was also un damaged. CHANGE FROM CONTRACT SPRINKLING That It is the opinion of Street Commissioner Lofgren that by haying the work done by his department the city can secure the street sprinkling at less than the present contract price, was stated to the council Mon day evening by Nation, as chairman of the street and alley committee. He promised a complete report for the next meeting. Councilman Hayes contended however that the present aystemwas satisfactory to the mer chants who stand the expense. He doubted if ny better arrangement could be made and advocated a con tlnuance of the present policy. OH DEATH OF M. J. WOODWARD M. J. Woodward died Saturday evening at bis boms at 202 Souita Forest after an Illness of several months. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Woodward was S9 years of age at the time of his death. He was superin tendent of the Kansas Co-operative Refining Co., having Installed the refinery for them and had been with the company ever since that time. In connection with his lingering Ulnefs of more than a year, he en dured a severe surgical operation last Oclober 9lb. He recovered suffl- clently to be taken home from the J hospital on December 9th but did not sufficient strength to be up agaln Mr. Woodward was a member of the Washington Masonic Lodge, Petrolia, Canada, and by revest the burial services were conducted by . the Masonic brethren and Cedar mo.aw. onurii ncitl J, W. POWELL OtAII j, vy. Powell a resident of Chanute during the oil boom, and well "known i0 this part of the county as he grew 0 manhood near Shaw, died In Los Angeles Sunday of consumption lie was a son of Mrs. R. W Rohhlnortnn now of this CltV. He leaves a wife and two children, a boy and a girl about twelve and fifteen years old. Mrs. Powell and Mrs. W. M. Barbee are sisters. Mr. Powell made a bard fiorhf. floral nt. the dread disease. He "P " n left here in hopes of relief from -hntn nf climate. The body was burled in Los Angeles. Mr. Powell was a very jovial and companionable man and bad hosts of friends here who will mourn his early call. ' DEATH OF m. SOKE Mrs. C. O. Boyce died at her borne at 702 N. Lafayette, Sunday morn ing at 5 a, m , after a short stekoess Paralysis was the cause of death She leaves a husband and six chil dren. The children are all grown and doiog for themselves- Mr.' and Mrs Boyce have lived here the last ifteen years, in the county forty years. Ttie funeral services of Mrs. Boyoe were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon DESERVED FIRST PLACE Superintendent J. F. Hughes re turned Saturday afternoon from attending the Southeastern Kansas Teachers meeting at Independence well pleased with its sessions and with the record made by the Chanute high school students in the .contests. He reports In regard to the declama tlon contest that several persons in the audience thought that Miss Jessie smith nf tMianute should have re ceived first instead of second place. Six schools bad representatives in the contest, the first place going to Miss Helen . Jackson of Howard. Minn Smith's declamation was 'Pauline Pavlona." CASE TO DISTRICT COURT The case against George M. Hall for violating the prohibitory liquor law has been dismissed in Justice Oroome's court and the defendant who Is now in the county jail at Erie has been arrested with a charge filed against blm In the district court. Hall Is the man at whose house the police found 71 pints of whiskey. THREE IN POLICE COURT Tnree men were assessed fines by Police Judge Wilfong last Monday for being drunk. Howard Hunt and G. W. Schulte paid up the fine I5 each and t$ costs. Eli Glover gave bond for payment of the same amount which was assessed against him. ANUTE,. NEOSHO COUNTY. Auto Club Busy For Dragged Roads Increased Membership Dues to Pay Farmers for Their . Cooperation. The Chanutt Auto Club elected officers at its meeting Wednesday evening and also discussed very definitely the inauguration of acorn prehensive plan for good roads in Neosho county. The officers selected were F. E. liodley, (.resi dent; Dr. T. R. Edwards, vice presi den ; S. J. Bailey, secretary; C. R. Larrick, treasurer. The.annual dues of the club were raised from $1 to $5 and the in creased funds are to be used ex clusively for good roads purposes. At present there are about 125 car owners in Lhanute aim several other men will purchase cars early this spring. The club expects that the membership committee which the president will announce at the next regular meeting on Tuesday evening will secure every automo bile owner in town as a member of the club. The officers feel that tne car owners are not cheap characters and that they will be willing to ally themselves with the good roads plan.. The $400 or I500 which the due will raise would maintain 50 to 75 miles of dragged roads. The dis cussion emphasized the fact that the club will meet the farmers half way in the keeping up of the road' dragging continuously and through out the year. The club expects the autoist of Humboldt, Thayer and Erie and intermediate points to meet Chanute half way in the project and as a result secure the best system of dragged roads in southeast Kansas. The good roads committee appointed Tuesday will have charge of the negotiations with the farmers, conferences with other towns dfter mining the direction and extent of the first road dragging, how much is to be paid per mile, and in fact of all the details. The Club will cooperate with the County Commis sioners and township trustees in all its efforts, Supplementing the direct work of the Club it expects to request the Commercial Club to secure the offer nf merchandise prizes from the Chanute merchants for the best kept miles of dragged roads in several directions from the city. The awarding of the prizes would probably be by judges selected by the farmers themselves. The Club is to have a grievance committee. To it any farmer or other person receiving a discourtesy from an autoist will be asked to make complaint. The Club wishes to extend every courtesy to all classes of travelers. EVANGELISTIC SERVICES Rev. A. S. Cochrane of Kansas City district superintendent of the Nazar ene church will be in Chanute and begin a series of evangelistic services at the Nazarene church, 102 N. nigh land. Evangelist Warden Young of Labette county will also assist in the meetings. Both men have distinct ability as preachers and soul winners. Rev. W. H. Fluke invites the people of Chanute to attend these meetings and assures them that they will hear gospel preaching. ARMY OFFICER VISITS M. P. HELMICK Major E. A Heimlck of Chicago Is visiting his cousin Parks Heimlck. He was the guest of honor at an In formal smoker given by the Saturday Night Club at the Lapham ball last eveniLg before whom be read an Interesting paper concerning the land forces of the United States past and present. KANSAS'. FRIDAY. MARCH 15 Hetrick Is Sold To Nebraska Man The First National Bank Sells Theatre Built in the Oil Boom Days. j The Firs' National B ink of Cna- nute cl sed a rieal Friday afternoon whereby I, VV. Cannon of Yor!, Nebraska is to become the owner of the Hetrirk theatre proptr'y. The present owners retain control of the building until October 1st at the opening of the theatrical season. The purchaser has made a substan tial payment and is to pay the balance when he takes possession. Mr. Cannon is a former resident of Chanute and it was he who con summated the sale of the Iola opera house for the Northrup National Bank a few years ago. The transfer iust arranged has been in process of negotiation for several months and has brought five real estate firms in connection with it at various times. The deal is three cornered, the other party con cerned being the trustees of the college of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They secure a valuable Nebraska farm and a cash payment from Cannon and he secures a three year lease on the Manitou Park Resort Co. 100 acre tract near Colorado (Springs valued -at $1000 a year. On it are a hotel, seven cottages and other thines contributing to make it a valuable summer resort. Mr. Cannon receives the Hetrick as his commission. The fletrick Theatre was built at a cost 01 $05,000 oy rrea ricinc at a time he was getting an income of $700 to f iqoo a month from oil well royalties. When the building was half constructed and too late for him to quit, the. price of oil dropped to the bottom. Mr. Hetrick lost everything and later moved to Mexico. The property was taken over by the old Chanute National Bank. Wh.n the latter was consolidated with the First National Bank the Hetrick theatre ownership was transferred to the Central Investment Co., a holding company. SWEDISH ADDRESSES WERE MOD The State Union of Swedish Bap list Sunday Schools closed an Interest ing spiminn Sunday eveolm;. the meeting having begun last Thursday Eev. C. A. Segerstrom of Kansas City who delivered two addresses will re main this week and rjreach each evening Prof. Oscar Larson or Chicago who gives tbeconcert tonight will remain till Wednesday. Rev. E. W. Olson was compelled to leave Saturday so as to fill a preaching ap pointment in Topeka oa Sunday. The membership of the Swedish Baptist church here received the chief benefit of the meetings though Iola and Kansas City churches were also represented. The Sunday ser vices were well attended especially considering the unfavorable weather. - HOTEL CHANGE Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Call of Oswego, having bought the fixtures and furniture of the Oriental Hotel, are here to take charge Monday morn ing the formal transfer was made. Mr. Call Is an experienced hotel man and able to keep up his end in hotel management. By the way, Mr. Call is an old Neosho -county boy, being the son of A. B. Call who formerly lived west of Oalesburg. EXCEEDED THE SPEED LIMIT E. L. Kitch was In police court last Monday on a charge of driving an automobile Saturday evening faster than the city ordinance permits. Judge Wilfong assessed a fine of 15 and costs of 13 against him which were paid by the defendant F912. Phone 828, Street UNION ENJOYED THEIR MEETING. Despite unfavorable weather seventy-eight, persons attended th Young Peoples. Christian Union muimay evening cii'i iiv-j jiv,..- ant and profitable session. The pennant for the largest proportion of its membership present was awarded to the Christian Endeavor society of the United Brethren church.which had 65 per cent of Its members at the mteting. The Baptist Young Peoples Union came second with 45 per cent. J The address of the evening by Rev. C. A. Wilson was well re ceived. He commended the organ ization for its purposes and advo cated definite concentration of its efforts to secure the best results. An interesting letter was read from S. E. Busserr, superintendent of Santa Fe reading rooms, in re sponse to one sent him by the Union in regard to the entertain ment of the railroad employes en tertainment course which was given here on a Sunday evening in De cember. The social session held in. the church parlors succeeded admira bly in making the people acquaint ed with each other. A' game in which any one forfeited one of his six original beans if he answered "no" to a question afforded much amusement. Refreshments of cocoa and wafers were served by a com mittee of the hostess church. Se curing partners for this event also caused much merriment. FORMER CITIZEN DIES AT SALT LAKE Mrs. Clara Ventres9 who moved to Salt Lake City, Utah In 1897 with her husband and three 'eblWren died suddenly of heart trouble at ber home In that city at 10 o'clock on the mnrnimr of March 2nd. She had but just returned home from a meeting of the order of the E istern Star at which she had been detained after midnight by Important business. She complained of a dlzz feeling after climbing the stairs to her room A moment 1 iter she sank I a to a chair and became unconscious. She died fefore medical aid arrived. Mrs Vfto tress was 70 years old She lsburvived by her husband W. O. Ventres?, who Is the proprietor of the Salt Lake bouse In their adopted city, and three children, Mrs. M. V. Lawrence, Miss Mattle Ven tress and Henry Ven tress 'all living in Salt Lake. In her western home Mrs. Ventress became active In lodge circles, particularly in the order of the Eastern Star. Four years ago she was sent to the National Demo cratic convention at Denver as a delegate from Utah and on other occasions bad taken an unusually active part in Democratic politics in Utah. Mrs. Ventress was born In Fulton County, Illinois. With her husband and children she lived in Chanute from 1885 to 1897. For several years during that time Mr. and Mrs. Ventress were proprietors of the old Sherman House which stood on the site now occupied by the Bank of Commerce building on West Main street. IN MEMORY OF MRS. VENTRESS. The older citizens of this city will be pained to learn that Mrs. Ventres', a long time citizen of Chaonte, and thoroughly known and appreciated by almost every citizen of Chanute in the early 90's, has passed over the divide. She used to be a very faml! Ilar figure on our streets and busied herself with good deeds and charita ble acts. Thus one by one our old friends keep dropping out of line till the ranks are becoming thin and waver ing, But by faith we can tee a gathering band on tte brighter shore, where we all hope to be united in the end with those we leve. VOL 40: NO. 26 No. Ill W. Main Contracts Approved For Elms for Parks Wanted a Landscape Garde ner to Give Wisdom to Council Committee. The buildings and grounds com mittee was upon motion of Stewart and Bideau authorized by the council Monday evening to contract with the Truitt nurseries for 1000 elm trees to be placed in the city park which is to be made from the fair grounds tract. The memory of the hitch which caused the state authorities to refuse to register a former issue of bonds caused the council to hesitate about contract ing for the improvement of the parks until the issue of bonds was legally registered with the state auditor. The councilmen however felt so strongly the importance of securing the trees and having them promptly set out that they were willing to waive any saving clause in the motion to purchase. The sentiment prevailed that as indivi duals they could easily relieve the city of the trees if any mischance should interfere with the proper culmination of the park bond issue proposition The proposed contract for the trees was brought before the council by Bideau whom the committee had authorized to secure bids. He re ported that both the Ottawa and Truitt nurseries had offered the elms at $j a thousand. Particularly as the local firm had agreed to replace at half price any trees which mipht die within a year, was its offer favored. Bideau reported further that the Truitt trees would average about 8 feet in height. Bideau stated that the committee needed help in determining where to set out trees in the east park with the idea of their , being stationed along what should become ' the park's permanent driveways. John son as chairman of the committee also confessed that the limit of his abilities as a landscape gardener had been reached. The council adopted a motion along the line of a suggestion from Bideau that the mayor appoint a committee of citizens to assist the buildings and grounds committee with their prob lem. "It ought to be a small committee," commented Freeman to which Mayor Beach who had heartily approved of the idea agreed. As all the council agreed that the grand stand at the fair grounds is in bad shape it adopted Bideau's motion that the committee inspect it and report next Monday concern ing the reconstruction needed. The committee is also to report concerning securing a band s'and for the park on South Forest as the one which has been in the grove is not included in the purchase of the ground. In regard to the sale of the park bonds Chairman Nation of the finance committee reported that the bids for them were to be opened at the council meeting March 18. In connection with their prospective registration with the state auditor he said "I feel that there is a strong probability that every thing is in good shape and that the issue will go through without a hitch.'' Mrs. A. G. LaSalle went to Dewey, Okla., Monday to join her husband who is employed in the cement plant, A-y course;