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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Kansas Ulty, ts in town testing the
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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
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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
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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.
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