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1 T.MIE TIM JBS "it $1.00 PER YEAS. CHANUTE. NEOSHO COUNTY. KANSAS. FRIDAY. JAN. 17. 1913. VOL. 4,1:' NO 18 McCime Drug Store, Wall Paper, House, Barn and Carriage Paints. Phone 828, Street No. Ill W. Main A' Business lVten Elect Officers Former Officers to Serve An other Term Committee Members Not Appointed. The Retail Business Men's Asso. ciation held its first meeting for the vear of ion Tuesday nicht and at this time the 1013 officers were elected. The officers of last year had been proven satisfactory so they were unanimously reelected again for another year. President, R. C. Anderson; Vice President, P. .O Harris- Treasurer. F C. Warren: Secretary, I. E. Jackson; Financial S .TPtarv. C K. Larire. M,mhprnf committee w,r not appointed Tuesday night by the iPresident but this will be done a little later. The work of the Asso ciation is largely carried on by means of standing committees and among these committees are the Rest Room, Entertainment, D jna tion, Advertising, and .committees. pjnance PURKEY IS ACQUITTED William Purkey was tried before .Justice F. M. Groome Friday after noon In justice court for the assault iuu uabucijr ui uuc uuuu ujaracr Purkey was acquitted on ".rled" .evidence, In which the defendant Is .given the benefit of the doubt. Tne.meo bad no witnesses to give .Any testimony and their testimony was directly opposite. Massey swore that Purkey threw rocks at him and Pnrkey swore that there was no rock throwing done. Justice Gro me de cided that owing to the conflicting evidence Purkey, the defendant, wa- entitled to the benefit of the doubt and be was accordingly acquitted. .SURPRISE MR MRS. LEE .Mrs. John Lee was completely cur- prised by a number of her friends de- ftcendlngion her en masse at her home .415 North Evergreen trrltfay. her ibirthday. The friends arrived in the .morning and announced their Inten tion of remaining lor the day. Tlicy nrougoL wuu them a aeuciom luncu and birthday remembrances for Mr- Lee Those In the DRrty were Mrs "uuci ucc auu iuuikiici'i iura. uyumi A K A. T A n ..A U 4 1 W If -.. T .. ri . n 'Hum. Mrs. j. w rtieip and daugh- t.pr Rpsh. Mrs. J. H Rumor unrll daughter Bernlcp, Mrs. Oscar Boerstler and son Hcmer. February Term Appears Light It aDDears now as though the coming term of district cour which will convene 'Feb. j ith will oe bU unusua'ly light one. far onlv thirtv 'five cases have been filed ami practicallv all of these are of minor importance, and will probably be disposed of in short order. Three ,new court officials will appear at the February term of court, Henry 'Larwile replaces W. E. Reynolds cv. 17 ur - . i r l " ""'i . ui.ui routes B. Smith as County Attorney and Frank Ermey succeeds G. W. Bncklcr as Clerk of the Court. D. A. H DANCE Invitations are out for a D. A. R subscription danee. This ia given in order to raise funds or.the treasury oftneu. A. K. A very enjoyaDle affair of this kind was given last year and tliat same evening the Kana s University tilee (Jlub gave an I entertainment in town and they added much to the enjoyment of those at the V. A. it dance by rendering several selections ROUTE IS COMPLIMENTED The auto club has received a very complimentary communication from the Blue Book association In which the route and data concerning the best auto road from Independence, given In by F. E. Bod ley Is epeken of In very high terms. The blue Book Is the transcontinental guidebook for autolsts and tbe Auto club Is very glad that Cbaoute now has a definite place on the map with all Informa ton required by tourists. Mrs. Harry Williams went to Ot tawa to visit Monday and tbe latter part of the week will go to Kaasas City to join her husband who has been eat cn business trip, Third Lecture Course Number A,Fu" "iUs oi w earner. The (Pasmore Trio with head quarters at Chicago, gave a program last night at the Httrick Theatre. The house was comfort- "'y "filled, very few vacant seats 10 8pite of the bad weather without, T"C rasmore Trio was to have Dcen a surprise number planned by theiLecturet Course Committee bu owing to the indisposition of Miss Willraer who was billed for Wednes dY night he Pasmore Trio made the third number on the Lecture Course. The program consisted cf ix numbers, two by the violin and piano, iviolin and .cello solos. The Sol Were m enthusiastically re ceived than the ensemble work each solo being heartily applauded, The pianist was an able . per former, snowing her ability more markedly as an accompanist than as a soloist, me ceno suiois', Miss Vera Pop-pe, pleased ht audience greatly aod the violinist was called back a cumber of tirors There are two other numbers al ready scheduled lor the Lecture Course and there will be a third if the Lecture Course Committee can make the necessary arrangements. The Program Cello Solo Hungarian Fantasy Pepper Piano Sulos Nocturnette from Carnaval M'g. non Schutt Waltz in E Minor . . Chopin Trios Arr. by H. B.. Pernor e Serenade Schubert Minuet ... Bocchermi Violin Solos Bye Baby Bunting ...H. B. Pasmore Polonaise Brilliante. . VVieniawski Trio Four Episodes (Impression Pic tur.s) Op. 7 ...... Schutt o 1 coys uarieire oeiectea -ine memners oi the noys quartette that will renresent Chanuta In the musical contest to be held in Par- sons Feb., 6th and 7th among the high schools of Southeastern Kansas aro IIenrv Schmutz. First Tenor, Raymond Justice, Second Tenor, Mam0M James irst Bass and Kay- mona McKinstrey, becona Bass EXAMINING CITY LINES Some time ago the Merchants as Relation made a complaint to the city ln regard t0 un8all8faclory electric llght 8ervloe ,n BQme part8 of Cba, nute. The force employed at the Llant has DOt been able t0 rectlf 80me of the cases where the serylce u nnt. a.Mafatr Th mixiimor w J , " . complains of the lights beginning to grow dim at bIz o'clock or there abouts in the "evening and slowly changing either to brighter or lower during the night, causing the service f. h. nQat.lsfll(.,,nr thpm. , , u """" ul Kansas Ulty, ts in town testing the ,.nM thB r,f ., nn c. fort to locate the trouble and to find out whether the buildings where the service Is unsatisfactory are Insuffici ently wired for the load they want to carry or whether it is some fault of the city lines. THROUGH FENCE ON MOTORCYCLE Fred Shaffsiall while riding a motorcycle at Coffeyvllle at a rate of fifty miles per hour went through tbe fence and broke bis leg. Shafistall Is a professional driver and drove the racing car now belonging to J. F. Jeisey In Coffeyyllle races on Thanks giving Day. Miss Eva Gallagher returned to Thayer Sunday, where she teaches school after spending Saturday and Sunday at her home. Exercises For Eighth Graders 40 Strong Who Have Com pleted Grade Work. Eighth Grade commencement exer cises will be he d in the Presbyterian church on Friday, January 17th, at 7:30 p. m. Dr. J. R. Jewell of the Emporia State Normal, wi l address the class. Dr Jewell, like most of tbe orators of today, is of Southern extraction. Ills early life was spent among the mountains of Tennessee, J from which location, he still brings il'ustratlons and dialect at will. Doctor Jewell always brings to an audience a real message and closes ln language unique and very much his own. He has a wealth of incident which is greatly appreciated by those who hear him. He explains as bis reason for departing from tbe con vent ional way of putting things that he hopes by this means to - give greater Impress to truth. Of ' Doctor Jewell's address in letter to Superintendent Hughes, he sp aks thus: "I have a notion to call what I shall say "Rich Man, Poor Man. Beggar Man, Thief," but still I don't want to scare anyone away by a title that looks sensational ii i get time, i want to work up a "line of talk," as Schwegler says calculated to show the adolescent boy that his future is all up to himself," that he can't expect to get out of life more than he puts into It, but that he can and ought to expect a good re turn from any investment of time, money qr effort put into preparation. Finally, that higher education (in his own line) produces large divi dends. Twenty ears from now the man of the future is standing with his hands tied, waiting for h s chance to do things in this world, but his hands are tied and what he will be able to do with those hands and the brain behind them depends directly on what your boys and girls do with themselves and their muscles during the next few years." The examinations for the eighth graders commence today and Supt. Hughes expects about forty students to pass them creditable thus finish iielr work in the grades Many of these will enter the High school next Monday morning. Of course that is Habit, or the E ements of Success, or anything you choose to call It. So I think I'll leave the naming of the "line of talk" to you lor you see just about what I shall say.,' Doctor Jewell is conceded to be tbe strongest iospiratlonel speapker on the Normal Faculty, which consists of over one hundred teachers. He Is also conceded to be one of the two or three strongest speakers sent out by any institution of learning in Kansas FEW MEN NOW WEAR "GALLUSES" umcago, Jan. t. uoiy a few men wear suspenders nowadays, according to officials of tbe Graft Suspender company, a Chicago firm, whose cred itors today filed a petition In bank ruptcy in tbe United States district courtt iwenty years ago, according to Marlon A. Graft, president of the corporation, the suspender business was flourishing. One of the first Bteps from boyhood to young man hood was to acquire a pair of fancy "galluses." A Christmas box was incomplete without them. When in doubt about a remembrance fur a man, suspenders always were safe articles upon which to take a chance. Now all Is changed, Graft eald. Two years ago the demand began to decrease. Belts replaced suspenders, lience tbe failure, he said. Lyle Brown came up from Indepen dence Tuesday noon and returned Tuesday night on the plug accom panied by his brother. Mr. Brown returned from Independence today after t short visit with his mother. Services Retained at Advanced Salary Vote of Thanks to Contributors At the meeting of the Business Men's Association Tues night Thur low Lieurance was retained as bandmaster at the increased salary of twelve hundred dollars per year, The band has had the support of nearly every business man in town and the Association extended last night their congratulations to the band committee, to Professor Lieurance and the band for the good work that they have done for the excellent band that Chanute has turned out; and they also expressed their thanks to the public for their donations at the time of the con - certs as well as to those who have aided with contributions through out the band season. The first contributions were taken last June. There is now a balance of nearly the best solution" said Lapham. fifty dollars the credit of the band a rush order was put through for with which to start on this years a coal grate and other fixtures, and work. jas soon as they are installed there It has been decided that a home WiH be no reason for the shutting talent show will be put on for the down of the electric light plant on benefit of the band's financial con- account of fuel shortage. Johnson dition and arrangements will be made the motion to purchase every under way for this within a few ' thing to eouiD the west boiler, ('me days. Besides the current expense of ' . I . I J t . I' I me oana, money ror me purcnasc of new uniforms and a few new instruments is needed. FUNERAL SERVICES OF ALYIN MILLS Wednesday's Daily Timesett The funeral services of Alvin Mills, 1 the 22 vear old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. i H, Mills will be held from tbePreeby.,!oer- ' terlan church Friday afternoon by Rev. J. R. McFadden according to plans now made. Tbe body is ex pzcted to arrive at three thirty Thursday morniog'from New Mexice. Up until three years ago Alvin made his home with bis parents in Chanute, and shortly after entering upon the third year of his high school . course enlisted tor three years in tbe United States Regular Army. He en listed in January and February silled for the Phil! plne. He was stationed there for three months and during that time, contracted the disease which caused his death, tubeiculosls. Shortly after bis return he ruxde bis home In the western part cf the country, first iu Callloruia and then In Arlzjna aod Is e Mexico. A year ago he spent tbe summer in Chanute with bis parents, but returned when winter came to a climate more adap ted to those suffering from tubercu lar diseases. He bad been in his usual health until tha, day of his death and on that day made the trip from Phoenix, Ariz , to Fort Bayard, N. M. Death claimed him Friday. Besides his parents he leaves his sister, Hazel, and two small brothers Deun's and Aldous. WED, SEPARATED, ENGAGED St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 9. Because of their tender ages the marriage (of Duckworth Tootle and Miss Zinoni Bartlett, 18 and 19 years old respect lyely, was set aside today by Circuit Judge V7. D. Rusk at the request of tbe newly weds' parents. Immedi ately afterward, however, Mrs, Bart lett announced tne engagement of ber daughter to Tottle, and they will be remarried when the youth comes of age. After an elopement to Troy, Kan., the couple were married a week ago by Probate Judge Mauck, whom Tootle told be was of legal age. Girls Quartette to Parsons Miss Gertrude Cooper, instructor in music in the High school announced this morning that the girls who will represent Chanute at the Girls Quar tette at the musical contest in Par sons Feb. 0th and 7th are, Genevieve Dunakin, first soprano; Mlda Comer. second soprano; Lael Bailey, first alto; Cora Shlnn, second alto. Called Meeting Will Install i Coal Grate at Electric Plant. I The board of city commissioners: called a special meeting Monday afternoon for the purpose of takvng up the proposition of emergency fuel supply for the electric light plant. Since the gas shortag the electric light plant has no: been carrying its full load on account of the lack of fuel. The Oklahoma and Kansas Gas Co's well on Eighth and Grant, from which the plant expected to receive gas, has not stood up very well under the pulling it has received and has decreased by more than half of its volunc j "Oil is out of the question for the plant" said Johnson, "it is too expensive to install and besides the fuei wouid be high, as oil has been 'going up." "Yes, I guess coal is i a r i v of three,) to burn coal. The measurements had already been taken so there was no delay , sending the order in. If the .,.,(. , h. r. uwvwtjjs j atun VMM fc V ay mi chased at either Cherryvale or Iola it should be on hand by tomorrow, but if it will have to come from ! Kansas City it may possibly be I UD Hnviu lUDRnviui t mug, iiuuiviiitf imiiivimv Mrs. Sue Hudkini who ha been on the sick list fol three weeks U much Improved but is not able to jet about to see after the pior people of the town. Mrs. Hudkius was tnreatened with pneumonia and has been con fined to her bed fur the greater part of three weeks. FUNERAL OF 6E0R6E HOUGTON Wednesdaj 's Daily Timesett The body of George Houghton, arrived from Phoenix Ariz., Tuesday and the funeral services were c n d acted this mornlug from the Mas onic Temple at ten o'clock. Inter ment was tl'en made in Ihe Pleasant. Valley cemetery, fourteen miles touth west of Cbaoute. Mr. Houghton was 79 years of age at the time of his death and Tor tbe past several yeais had been divid ing bis time between Kansas and Arizona having business interests In both places. He waa born in Ver mont and came to Kansas more than 40 years ago and took upagoverment claim south west of town. Later he moved to Chanute. He Is survived by bis wife, his son Edward Hough ton of Chanute. Mrs. Hattie Fiel of Anthony, Kan., Mrs. Emmett Van Meeter of Thayer. George Houghtoo, of Houston, Tex., and his son from Alva, Okia., were here to attend the funeral. TAX ON MOTOR CARS If by tbe proposed legislation a tax of forty cents per horse power is put on automobiles by tbe next legisla ture ft wlh mean considerable money in the good roads fund of Neosho county. A conservative estimate of the amount of money which would be received by the county from auto mobiles alone would be between four or five thousand dollars, an amount which would build quite a stretch of rock roadj Hurt in Gas Explosion James Bush, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Rush of this city was hurt in a gas explosion at Bartlesville, Okla., Monday. He is working in the oil fields and a gas main broke and Rush was seriously hurt in the ex plosion. His mother went to Bartles- ! ville today. A Good Year for Public Library Annual Report Showed ' Up Well Income for I9J3 Nearly $3000 The Library Board met" 'at" the Chanute Public Library Mondaf afternoon. It was the first meeting of the year. Routine business was transacted and the election at officers will take place at theer meeting next month, which will be held on the first Monday. The annual report of the Public Librarian, Miss Ada Allen was sub mitted and approved. Report shows that during the year 28,174 books were exc anged and theration in which the fiction and nonfiction were exchanged averaged during the twelv. months, one t five. The report ot March showed that it was a time of leisure, for .te that month the greatest number rf books were exchanged, both fictiore and non fiction. Of fiction there were 3179, of nonfiction 349. Sep tember is a month when school work, to a great extent puis an end to reading fiction among those of the student age. During this month the least number of books for -any month in the year were exchanged, only 1535. The Library has beet, handicapped by the lack tl nsm books. However, a large number have been received in the last two or three months and exchanges feave, been growing steadily. The lack of money prevented the purchase of more but the income from taxes, for the library will be nearly doubled1 this year and much of it will be ex pended in the purchase of new supplies. Over $28:0 will be re ceived by taxation and the current income from other sources will, raise this to $yoo. The number of books atitvsirvaed during the year is: Reference 7J Non fiction . 108 Adult fiction 244 Juvenile 34 Some pictuees, books and periodi cals have been donated to the L:brary. Under Mrs. C- T- Beat'y, who represents the Federa tion of Women: Clubs intticst hit been taken in the making of a his torical collection. Mrs. John W. Lapham and Miss Mary Fortney have taken charge of the story hour which is held twice month. This has proven very popular and does much to create an interest for good stories an! literature among the children. WATER FAMINE IN SALT LAKE CITT Wednesday water was being sold by tbe gallon in tbe streets of Salt Ltk City, from Municipal sprinkling carts. number of laundries have becc compelled to shut down, In souk partsof the city unsanitary ccndltioot, the result of the water famine bae become a menace to the health of the city. Nearly eyer.v source cf water supply is frozen solid. Two storage reservoirs have been used and tbe third and last is being held ic case of fire, notels and residences ic many cases are without water, Nat until warmer weather comes so tfezi. the water mains may be thawed ot can relief be expected, TWELVE INCH LINE 60IN6 III A twelve inch line is being ia.C by the Prairie Oil and Gas Co. southwest of town to connect sp with their other mains. It looks sc if this line, which will probably ic used for oil,' means that the oQ company is making preparatiaac for tbe oil business which will it: done around Chanute this coming; spring. u f J ' It t t'v' I i IS v - - -V