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- j; X J T)W''cb1nute times A. H. Turner, Ed. & Prop. CHANUTE. : : t : KANS. Vacationers have no Nrome back." ambition to Girls In tight skirts well, tbe less laid about them tbe better. Dealers In evaporated eggs do not always succeed In evaporating tbe imell. Golf a rich man's game? Non lense! Just look at tbe number of poor players! No matter .what may be said about tbe weather man. It can not be denied that be is hot stuff. It's a heap easier to denounce tbe bad habits of the -other fellow than It Is to renounce our own! A man never enjoys his summer vacation so much as -when he returns home to get a square meal. Speaking of refreshing subjects, a motoring party in the Alps was lost the other day in a snow drift. The gondoliers of Venice have gone out on a strike, leaving the public to paddle Its own canoe, so to speak. According to reports the ballot this fall in Oregon will be nine feet long, and yet women insist that they want It. Since a telephone girl is said to have won a prince, lots of girls will prac tice saying "Number, plee-usT" in dulcet tones. A statistician tells us that the wo men of Paris outnumber the men by 100,000. Now we know why rich Americans like Paris. What brings the blush of shame to (he Chlcagoan's cheeks Is the taunt that the largest fish in Lake Michigan can be caught on a pinhook! Since a correspondent has retaliated 'with some heat, saying that man's garb is idiotic, we shall have to con cede that at least it is slightly inar tistic. Some men are born enemies of man kind, and some develop the habit of getting their hair cut on Saturday aft ernoon. Observing the oddly unbecoming costumes affected by aviatrices, one marvels that any girl ever cherishes aspirations to fly. Every time we hear that a pleasure boat has knocked a hole in a battle ship we are led to wonder why the government doesn't build a fleet of pleasure boats. One thing which Berlin is certain to do in 1916 Is to dwarf Stockholm in Olympic crowds. The ten-to-one ad vantage in population settles that point far in advance. Over four thousand killed them selves in the United States last year. But, still, that left a fairly reassur ing pfoportlon of the population that yet believed life is worth living. It is interesting to read that a Housatonlc woman dug twenty good sized potatoes and three small ones from one hill a few days ago, but what was ber husband doing mean while? - I Our army has adopted a new form of sword which is said to be highly effective. We can picture a gallant officer, sword In hand, battling with a gatling gun at a distance of a mile and a half. A young woman in a New Tork wa. terside resort came near being drowned by her hobble skirt Still, style Is not worth being a cause If it is not to have its martyrs, as well as its votaries. A New Jersey man claims that be bas perfected an .Invention whereby peas can be made to grow by elec tricity. That may help some, but wouldn't It be more effective If he could Induce electricity to kill the weeds? The saw fly Is cutting tbe leaves off New England's maples and the spruce bud moth is attacking the balsams, which are needed for pillows and for Christmas trees. Still nobody Is do ing anything to increase the number of the birds. A man arrested in Chicago for be ing drunk confessed that his wife, a milliner, had sent him out to buy thread and had Pnt the money for drink. His wife pleaded to save him from Jail, on the ground that she needed him home to do the house work. Great excitement bas been caused In London because the king and queen went to a vaudeville show. What they want now is to get up a con vention on the American plan if they wish to be up to date In their amuse ments and want some excitement which Is really worth while. Shoemaker are proverbially 111 shod, but It would seem as if the men in the Pittsburg factory who struck because while they turned out 600 bathtubs a lay they bad none to use themselver iad something to complain of. WITH vaui jLr Illy ON the beautiful estate of Mrs. Thompson Seton at Greenwich, Conn., the Camp Fire Girls have been enjoying life in the open and also attending a council of the organization. Our Illustration shows two of the girla building the fire for breakfast FIVE NEAR DEATH IN A TUNNEL TRAIN STOPPED, CREW OVER COME BY GAS FUMES. Fireman on Northern Pacific "Pusher" Proves Himself Hero, and Sue deeds in Rescuing all Alive. Tacoma, Washington. Faint and dizzy from the fumes of coal gas in the Inky blackness of Stampede tun nel, John Denise, a, fireman on the Northern Pacific railroad, kept his head, husbanded his strength and by sheer grit saved five lives. Denise was fireman on a "pusher," helping shove a heavy freight trET through the tunnel. Midway the air hose broke, the brakes set automatic ally and the train came to a standstill. Searching for the break, the conductor and brakeman were stupefied by gas from the forward end and fell. Half dead, the brakeman crawled back to the rear end with word for Denise. The latter ran 20 car lengths to where the conductor lay. Ke was too weak to carry the conductor, but he dragged him back to the cab. There he found his engineer stupefied and the brakeman helpless. It was beyond his Etrength to lift the conductor to the cab, so he left him lying on the floor of-the tunnel, cut out the "pusher," and, with the en gineer and brakeman helpless In the can, shot for the west portal of the tunnel. Outside he found four Itallna sec tion hands with a handcar. They helped him lift out the engineer ami brakeman, and then he drafted them for artother plunge into the gas filled tunnel. On the first trip they brought out the conductor, still breathing. Back they went again, reaching the forward engine, where fireman and engineer were both overcome. This time Denise cut out the forward engine and raced for the eastern portal. There they met passenger train No. 5, stalled by the block signals. 'Con ductor O'toole turned his train Into an emergency hospital and brought Denise and the five men he had saved back to the Northern Pacific hospital in Tacoma. BECKER PLAYING FOR MORE TIME Accused New York Police Officer Gets Delay In Hearing Till Tuesday. New York, N. Y. Lieutenant of Police Charles Becker and four of his alleged underworld accomplices were arraigned to plead to an indictment rharelne them with the murder of the gambler, Herman Rosenthal. Coun sel for Becker said he was not ready t nlead and the court set next Tues day for the pleading. The other four prisoners pleaded not guilty with per mission to withdraw or change the plea by Tuesday. Hung 15 for Mutiny. Tashkent Asiatic Russia. Two hun dred and twenty-eight Russian non commissioned officers and soldiers were tried by court-marlal In the sap pers' camp here on the charge of mutiny. Fifteen of them were sen tenced to be hanged, seven acquitted and 206 sent to Jail for varying terms. Woman Dragged to Death. Guthrie Center, Iowa. Dragged half a mile along a rough country road, her skirts caught in a buggy axle, Mrs. James Pierce, 65 years old, was so seriously injured that she died two hours later. Kilted by a Plow. Enid, Oklahoma. Mrs. Catherine Morti was killed while plowing on a farm near here. She used a whip on one of the horses and caused It to Jump, throwing her between two plowshares and breaking her neck. THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS SHOTS STOPPED SPEED FIENDS Niotaze, Kan., Tired of Having Town's Motor Law Violated, Took Drastic Action. Niotaze, Kansas. Motorists have been in the habit of whirling through the streets of Niotaze leaving a wake of gasoline diiBt and indig nant citizens and ignoring the town's speed law. J. D. Canary, a rich Caney oil man,, on his way back from Colorado with twp big touring cars, followed the usual procedure. The town marshal, hearing a wild honking of horns, got his six-shooter into action and sent a bullet into the rear of one of the cars. Several otlK er bullets whistled around the ears of the motor party, but there vfas no halt until a barber ran from his shop and fired both barrels of a shotgun in the general direction of the speeding cars. Then Canary and Tils cars hove to and inquired what wai the matter. The motorists were arrested and fined $26 each. Now Canary has brought action here against the marshal for shooting at his motor car. TO MAKE SUGAR TRUST DISGORGE Secretary MacVeagh Demands $20,000 for Duties Evaded at New Or leans Customs House. Washington, D. C Secretary Mac Veagh attacked alleged sugar frauds at New Orleans. He ordered the col lector of customs at that port, ac cording to a statement issued here, "to reliquidate a certain number of entries for several years past, on the basis of fraudulent conduct "on the part of officers or employes of the American Sugar Refining company in the sampling of the sugar under con sideration." The treasury claims about $20,000 in duties is owing. Should the com pany refuse to make payment after reliquidatlon, it was announced the government would begin suit. MOB HANGED ARKANSAS BLACK Officers Overpowered and Jail Door Battered Alleged Accomplice Helped Lynchers. Russellvllle, Ark. Monroe Frank lin, a negro, charged with attacking Mrs. Cora Tolbert, was dragged from the Pope county jail here by a mob of 200 men and hanged. The sheriff and constable on guard In the outer office were overpowered and the Jail door battered in. The lynching was quiet and not a shot was fired. An other negro, Peter Gray, implicated by the confession of Franklin and also in Jail, assisted the mob in putting the noose about Franklin's neck. Many Ex-Missourlans There. Los Angeles, Cal. The spirit of the "Houn Dawg" song was echoed back and forth at Sycamore Grove, where 2,000 Missourians gathered for their annual outing, celebrating the ninety first anniversary of that state's ad mission to the union. The state now bas 6,000 former residents in southern California. First Municipal Theater. San Francisco, California. The first municipal opera bouse In the United States is to form part of San Fran cisco's new civic center, for which $8,000,000 worth of bonds were voted last spring. Fires in Oil Fields. Bartlesville, Ok. Prairie fires have started in the oil fields. Because of the dry weather oil men are appre hensive. Tbe fires are being fought desperately in some parts of the oil fields. MISSING BOY WAS MURDERED BODY OF CHILD FOUND IN KAN SAS CITY PARK.. Head Was Crushed Playmates, Closely Questioned, Tell Con ing Stories. Kansas City, Missouri. The search for little Joseph Timmerman, four years old, carried on by relatives, their friends, the police and the boy scouts, ended when the body of the child was found in the East Bottoms murdered. The skull had been crushed In as if from being struck by a stone and an improvised grave held the child's form. Only a few days before Joseph dis appeared his playmates had locked him m the basement of a nearby church and were in the act of nailing him in when Mrs. Timmerman-found her son and released him. At other times, relatives say, the playmates had abused him and thrown stones at him. Playmates of the dead boy who were with him at the time of his disap pearance, have been taken to the East Bottoms police Btation and were be ing questioned by the police. They told conflicting stories. John Farley and John Helnberger, both 10 years old, finally admitted the deed shortly after 5 o'clock. They said they alone were responsible. The two boys sobbed out the con fession incident by incident, admitting a bit of the deed, then denying it, then confessing again. They said they stood at the top of the steps on fhe Cliff drive and threw stones down at Joe. The Timmerman boy was standing In the pathway leading off from the head of the steps about half way down. One stone hit him on the head and he fell over. The boys say they started to run. Then they came back down the path to him, saw that he was dead and to cover up their deed carried him into the underbrush. Warrants, charging murder In the second degree, filed in the juvenile court, will . be Issued by the prose cuting attorney's office, according to the statement of Floyd E. Jacobs, first assistant prosecuting attorney. The two slayers, John Farley, 10 years old, and John Heimburger, 10 years old, are now being held at the Deten tion Home to await the return of Judge E. E. Porterfield of the Juve nile court Their trials probably will be In the juvenile court Friday morn ing, August 30. It is not customary to have a trial by jury in that court, although the law requires one If de manded by the defendant. The regu lar criminal court laws govern the Juvenile court. Chicago Car Strike Certain. Chicago, 111. It has been learned that a strike of 14,000 street car and elevated employes is to be called. Tbe situation has reached a point where it cannot now be averted. Luxury in Poor House. Santa Barbara, California. A coun ty home with sleeping porches and a roof garden has been ordered by the supervisors of Santa Barbara county, it will cost $200,000. Raided By Chinese Pirates. Hongkong, China. Chinese pirates landed on British territory near here, shot a sergeant and two soldiers in a Hindoo regiment and robbed a safe of $1,000. They got a quantity of arms and ammunition, and escaped. Wood Alcohol Kills Four. Montreal, Canada. Four employes of a railroad here are dead from drinking wood alcohol and several others are In a hospital in serious condition. Fifty, all of them Russians were poisoned. SHOWED POLITICAL HONESTY Oklahoman, Successful In Contested Election, Withdrew In Favor of Opponent, Muskogee, Oklahoma-. In Haskell coun'y two young lawyers, Foster V. Phipps and Neil B. Gardner, were Democratic candidates for county at torney, it was a close race. When the ballots were counted it was found that Phipps had won by a nine-vote majority. Gardner believed illegal votes had been cast and the nomina tion his. He filed a contest. A re count was ordered and Gardner had a majority of three over PhippS. A Gardner representative agreed with the election board that the intent of the votes was sufficiently plain to show that they wanted their ballot cast for Phipps. Gardner learned of this, turned In the election certificate tendered him and stated that he did not want to accept the nomination. This is the only Instance, save one, where a candidate made the primary race, was nominated and then with drew in favor of his opponent. LONE BANDIT ROBS MAIL TRAIN Made Clerks Tie Themselves in Car Captured and Shot When Near Topeka. Kansas City, Mo. One of the most picturesque train robberies In recent years took place on the Union Pacific rainroad between Kansas City and Lawrence, ending with the shooting of the bandit at Topeka. A lone outlaw boarded the mall car of Union Pacific passenger train No. 101 as it pulled out of the Union de pot, clambered into the mail car and "covering" the chief clerk, and five assistants with a revolver, ordered them to bind each other, selected the registered mail pouch and took every thing th.at contained money or Jewelry. Conductor Smith found him In the Pullman and captured him. The rob ber was fatally wounded in the strug gle, by his own gun. The bandit was taken to a Topeka hospital Immedi ately. HOPPERS GET OKLAHOMA TOWNS People Driven Into Homes at Tulsa by Insects Stop Interurban Traffic at Sapulpa. Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa was cap tured by an army of grasshoppers. The hoppers arrived early at night and their approach was attended with j a noise like a hailstorm. They drove I people from the streets, forced an en-: trance Into dwelling houses and made ' morning the streets were paved with grasshoppers. Many people carried umbrellas to protect themselves from the pests. The grasshopper army came from the north and is moving southward through the state. Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Myriads ol grasshoppers arrived from the north, crippling interurban and city electric line traffic. Hundreds of chickens are reported to have (lied eating the in sects. Gardens, lawns, alfalfa and shade trees are being damaged. YOUNG GIRL FORETOLD DEATH At lola Camp Meeting, Iva Golden Shouted Warning Within Three Hours Prophecy Was Fulfilled. Topeka, Kansas. Miss Iva Golden, 20 years old, of lola, at a camp meet ing here shouted to the congregation: "The Lord has revealed to me that the death angel Is hovering over a cer tain person in this building and before the sun sets again that person will have passed away." Within less than three hours after this prophecy was made Mrs. F. W. Rogers, wife of a wealthy farmer of McLouth, died In the park. After the meeting Mrs. Rogers re tired in her tent, apparently in the best of health. At 1:20 a. m. she died. Her death is attributed to heart dis ease. Hanford Decision Upset Seattle, Wash. Reversal of the de cisions made by Judge Cornelius H. Hanford in the receivership case ot the Seattle, Renton & Southern rail way, an Interurban line, was made by United States District Judge Edward E. Cushman. He ordered the federal receivers appointed by Judge Hanford discharged and decided that the fed eral court had no jurisdiction In the case. Jointist Wants His Team. Dewey, Ok. When a state enforce ment officer, Geary, confiscated a wag on load of beer and whisky near here, three weeks ago, he also seized the team. He promised to send the team to officers at Tulsa. Instead be turned them over to his brother, who has since worked them on his farm. The awner replevlned them. Geary sayt they are the property of the state. Avalanche Kills Eight Valparaiso, Chile. A tremendous avalanche buried several gangs of workmen employed on the Andean railway. Eight men were killed and, (0 others Injured. It will take tour nontha to repair the damage. Jap Ruler Honored. London, Eng. King George con ferred the Order of the Garter on Em peror Yoshihlto, Japan's new ruler. Prince Arthur of Connaught eldest on of the governor general of Canada, rill present tt Uisifiii. AUTOMOBILE HAS AWINQ French Motor Car Is Driven In the Same Manner as an Aeroplane. A successful trial run was made re cently from Paris to Loudon, about 320 miles, by a motor car driven by a revolving wing, the Paris Figaro states. The vehicle, which was designed by M. Bertrand de Lesseps, and U called the "winged car," has the appearance of an ordinary motor car, save that in front it is shaped like the prow of a ship. From the extremity of the prow extends a shaft to which Is attached the propeller or revolving wing invented by M. Fllippl. The wing is small, strong anj thick and revolves within a protecting cage. - The engine is of 40 horse power and. rotates the wing by shaft and cbaimj transmission. I There is no other mechanism, the wheels of the car being free, except for footbrakes. By the side of the driver is a single lever which con-, tro the clutch and the forward andi reverse movement of the wing. The' wing can be reversed at a moment's, notice, thereby forming an additional brake. In the trial runs a speed of, 62 miles an hour was obtained with 2,100 revolutions of the wing a min- ute. One curious feature was that the car made no dust. He I'd kiss you if I had the sand. She There's sand all about us. Help yourself. Appropriate. "That angling irlend of yours cer tainly" has a fitting physique." "In what way?" "I noticed he has fishy eyes and a decided catch in his voice." The Long and Short of It "Struggling young lawyers mix things up, don't they?" "In what way?" "They seldom have a brief career when they run short." Its Class. "I don't like this chicken-raising for a man to go into." "Why not?" "It's such a hen-pecking kind of business." Appropriate Trimmings, "What was that ice palace trimmed with?" "I suppose it had a handsome frieze." Paradoxical Effect. "There was so much fire in her eyes." "There always is when she is put out." The Natural Inference. While out motoring the other day, I ran across an old friend of mine." "Was he much hurt?" THE WAY OUT Change of Food Brought Success and Happiness. An ambitious but delicate girl, arter failing to go through , school on ac count of nervousness and hysteria, found in Grape-Nuts the only thing that seemed to build her up and fur nish her the peace of health. "From infancy," she says, "I have not been strong. Being ambitious to learn at any cost I finally got to tho High School, but soon had to abandon my studies on account of nervous pros tration and hysteria. "My food did not agree with me, I grew thin and despondent I could not enjoy the simplest social affair for I suffered constantly from nervousness in spite of all sorts of medicines. "This wretched condition continued until I was twenty-five, when I becamo Interested in the letters of those who bad cases like mine and who were get ting well by eating Grape-Nuts. "I had little faith but procured a box and after the first dish I expe rienced a peculiar satisfied feeling that I had never gained from any ordi nary food. I slept and rested better, that night and in a few days began to grow stronger. "I had a new feeling and peace and restfulnss. In a few weeks, to my great joy, the headaches and nervous ness left me and life became bright and hopeful. I resumed my studies and later taurtt ten months with ease of course using Grape-Nuts every day. It Is now four years since I be gan to use Grape-Nuts, I am tbe mis tress of a happy home, and the old weakness has never returned." Name given by the Postum Co, Battle Creek, Mich. "There's a reason." Read the llttlo book, "The Road to Wellvllle," In pkgm. Err rra k fcT Irltert A wm ae ipMn frwaa tlM time Thcr r imlu, trac aa fall ( kaataa Uteres t. PUTTING HIM WISE.