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Tr ILK $1.00 PEK EAR. CHANUTE. NEOSHO COUNTY. KANSAS. FRIDAY. JAN. 31. 1913. VOL. 41: NO. 20 McCune Drug Store, Wall Paper, House, Barn and Carriage Paints. Phone 828, Street No. Ill W. Main 1 (DIM J.-' -ill FLOOR MANAGERS WERENECESSITIES Chanute Gay andFestive as Early as 1870 Old Pro grams and Bills. Mrs. C. T. Bcatty has kept number of showbills, musical pro crams and dance programs which weresed as early as 1872. Among the entertainments held during the winter of 1R76 was the attraction "The Swiss Bell Ringers This same attraction was in Chanute as late as 1912 when they were her under the auspices of the Chanute h'gh school. Rip Wan Winkle was one of the plays offered to the central public in 1875. No better place than the west room of the Pioneer building was available, so there the show was given. Dances were popular as winter festivities but they did not seem to appeal to the young people of 1875 as summer amusements according to the programs which Mrs. Beatty has saved. The same old price, one dollar, was the pass word to the hall the same as now. Every invitation bore the words "Present this at the door." The programs were in many cases dainty affairs and were of the same general apj pearance as those used now, only the paper they were printed on an entirely different grade, being much stiffer than the usual run of modern ones. The floor managers were . the "Main Guvs" all right in these dances and they were featured cu the invitations and programs. L Rosenthal, C. A. Dunakin, F. W. Jeffries and F. Bicon were tnc popular ones as floor manageis in the days of 187 to 1885. Their close seconds were T. C. Jones, W, R. Kramer, John W. Lock, H. C. MeKinnev and L. A. Mine. Tne dance hall Included Jackson Hall, City Hotel, L. L. & G. Depot building, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. A few waltzes were marked down but for the most part quadrilles were the popular dances, five to one. MAYBE BOARD OF CEHSCRS On account of the acMon takeu by the Women' Federated clubs In regard to the "Movies" It is possible that a board of censors may be ap pointed for the pictures that are to be shown In town, provided that the moving picture show may be willing. The club women are of the opinion that some of tbe pictures shown are naughty and unfit to be shown to an audience composed of children as well as adults. Major Lapbam has' offered if it is tbe wish of tbe club women and tbe picture show men are willing to al low it, to make arrangements where by a board of censors be appointed composed of Itbree members of the Womens Federated clubs. The communication is now In tbe bands of Mrs. Jas Finley, president. of the Federation and some action will srobably be taken In the near future by tbe ladies. . TIRED OF REDEEMING DIAMOND Down in the murky depths of San Francisco Bay lies a six hundred dol lar diamond ting that now and again sparkled on the hand of a pretty Sao FrinclsCi luir1. Between whiles Its radiances was Immured in pawn brokers vaults. A young man gave he ring to the girl and when ever he missed it she would give him ibe ticket and be would go and redeem It from uncle. He tired of this after a while and after sending three hue dred dollars in purslt of the onginal six hundred he cast tbe rinir into the bay and said who ever redeemed It this time could baye it and wi.1 rome. Tbe girl was so Indicant in regard to tbe matter that show swore out a warrant cbartiiotf her friend with larceny. Oil Business Prom- Water Condition ises to Be Active Good in Chanute Oil Men Look For Business State Laboratory Experiments to Pick Up With the Open ing of Spring. Again with Water from Drilled Wells.' KICKED BY BROTHER-IN-LAW Webster, Mass. Tbe return of Jo seph Salus of Chicago to his borne here, after au absence of twelve years, was marked by a reception different from that of the biblical prodigal. Salus desired to surprise bis peup.e and there bad been no forewarning of his presence, when tbe door wa opened by bis sister, now Mrs. Sk. Overjoyed at seeing ber, Salm em braced tbe woman, wbo scream id bringing ber husband to ber side. Salus was floored with a left band swing. Before he could recover, the angry husband sized tbe supposed In ituder by tbe neck, dragged blm down a fliitbt of stairs, threw him in to tbe street and called tbe police, When the time for explanations arrived, Salus established bis Identity and received bia welcome, home and first aid for bis Injuries. Ti e prospects for the oil business From the report received on six around Chanute for the coming samples of water from drilled wells spring are very bright. The land sent in by City Engineer Pratt to in this vicinity has been pretty well the State lab' ratoriea for examina leased and now old leases are being tion, it would appear that that kind r.newed and leases made where of water in Chanute is in good con. ever they can be secured, the dition. neia around unanute is i.gnt, our. The gix samples are tbe third set som-. or tne wens near nere nave that the City Engineer has sent in been in operation for several years Their report on the iirst set. which and are still producing nearly as corjSiSte(1 partly of sarnples of city much oil as when first put down. water wg indeed anvthing but flat. Several good properties are locattd teringj but on tbe condltions of the cisterns and drilled wells about town north of town and have nice wells on them, uniting rigs are Dusy now in the east bottoms and drilling contractors speak as if an increase in the oil business is a sure thing. Most oil tnen figure on from a thousand to fourteen hundred dollars for a well, equipped, includ ing power, providing there are a dozen or fifteen wells in a bunch, it is a different proposition. . The six samples were taken, one from each ward and one from the fifth precinct. It was a peculiar circumstance that the water from the fifth precinct and the fourth ward were the only ,one to show pollution. Both wells in these two cases, however, are in poor Joca- .. . 1 so tnai me same power can dc usea tiong 8nd this haye caused the roraii. wun mis many wens, evtn trouble, for they may possibly re mougn mey produce oniy nve or ceive thcir Dollution from 8urface six barrels per day it means a nice causes rather than from sewer or profit to the owner at the present other condjtioD8 price of on. Uil is selling at aj PETITION TO PARDON PICKENS A petition is being circulated around town for tbe pardon of Sam Pickens of Thayer who was convicted Nov. 22, 1912 of criminal negligence and incompetence in tbe backlog buslnet In Thayer. He was sen. tetced to tbe penitentiary but has not yet begun to serve bis sentence. He was first Indicted in May 1912. When bis accounts were found t be -i ort. Bis wife spent tbe next' few months doing all that lay In ber power for ber husband and died of a broken heart before Christmas. They have three small children, FORTY TOOK EXAMINATIONS Twenty-seven youog ladles and 13 cents at present and at Erie the refinery is paying a premium of five cents for it, making the price 88 cents per barrel. The oil busi ness bas been very active in and., around Erie during the ' "past few" months and the field has turned out to be a fairly good one. If Chanute's second round of drilling produces as good results Chanute ill take on an aspect something like it wore in the day of the ' 'boom' T T .! . I , years ago. nowever, mis iiiuc ine . . ... , 0 certain conditions of glVttlll Will V(il m Uiltf and the wild cat speculation prob I ably will not enter into it at the! time that oil was first discovered in the vicinity and later at the time of the boom, it was selling at $1. 18 north of Neodesha and at J1.38 south of it. Later the price of oil dropped until thirty ctnts was a good price. The small wells throughout this country then be came a losing rather than a paying proposition and they were shut down, while they were still, many vounir men took the examinations I " r a c,irt or. to- . five barrels per day Now that the certificates. There were 6 aspirants Pricc of oil is up and confidently from Shaw, 5 from St. Paul, 4 each "pected to go still higher, the oil from Chanute and Erie, from Kim- business m7 n" "gam be a profi 1 1.1.1. . - . . hall Rtirb- .nrtMnmhoorfS o.nh ,, UUC IUUUU HBUUIC. Walnut and Elsmore 2 each and 1 each from Thayer, Urbana, MuCune and South Mound. Those passing tbe examination successfully from Chanute were: Beulab Rogers, Jennie Schreuer, Nora Helm and James Taylor FUNERAL OF JOHN R06ERS Funeral services for John S. Rogers, who died Thursday morning at seven o'clock at the borne of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Hadden, were held at ten thirty last Friday from the Prairie Center church. Mr. Rogers home steaded near there forty years ago and bas made bis borne there since, until about three years ago, be began to live with bis children of which be bas five. Death came as tbe result of a par alytic stroke after six weeks of Hi res. Mrs. F. H. Bogue Is visiting rela tives la Havaca aud Kiotaze, CEMETERY FRESHENED UP As tbe starter for the usual spring clean up the fences and gates of Elm- wood cemetery are being freshened up with a coat of paint. The ceme tery is kept In good condition tnrougb out tbe year but extra work is put 00 it in the spring. The Free Baptist revival meetings will continue until Thursday and may continue all week. Rev. John son has been helping the pastor with the meeting, Miss Helen Sams expects to leave Thursday for Chicago where she will spend the remainder of the winter with Mrs. Norman H. Camp. George Lowrance went to Thayer Monday. His wife went down Sun day. They will make their home In Thayer. James 0'5eil Bruen returned Mon day frm a trip to Bartlesvllle. A Mecca for Divorces Three Refused in Three Years Why go to Reno, Nevada, when one wants a divorce is the question iow a day in Hutchison since it has become generally known through out the town how many divorces have been granted during the past 3 years. Reno County, Kansas is much closer than Reno, Nevada and the Nevada Reno doesn't have anything on the Reno Kansas in the divorce line. In the past three years two hun dred and fifty-two divorce cases have been tried in the Reno dis trict court and with three excep tions they were all granted. And in one of these cases, though the judge refused the decree he granted the petitioner the division of property sought, so that only two plaintiffs have been really dis appointed. To grant two hundred and forty nine out of a possible two hundred and fifty-two is considered by the state attorneys as the record for this state. Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Hudson went to Mollne Saturday to visit with Mrs. Hudson! brother. The other three wells were found to be in good condition, while these two showed by their chemicals that organisms of a hurtful type existed Besides tbe samples from the wells, Mf. Pratt had -the waste water from the drip of the east gas line tested. Sometime ago a fanner lost a calf that drank the water from this drip. In the report received it was not stated definitely whether this might or might not have been the cause of the calf's death. Under the health of the animal and of the feed it receiv ed death might have been caused by ; this sort of water, while on the other hand, if the animal was perfectly healthy it is unlikely that the water would have harmed it. The report is ended up with the remark that a calf would not drink that kind of water anyway if any good water were furnished it. That the water from a "drip" would be) expected to be covered with more or less oil and gasoline and other sub stances which an animal would avoid if possible. Public Sale ROAD WORK FOR 1913 The Pittsburg Chamber of Com merce bas taken up this question concerning the roads In the vicinity of Pittsburg and expect to spend a good deal of the year 1913 with this one question. During the time they are expecting to promote tbe build ing of rock roads and tbe dragging of dirt roads. Mr. Besse president of the Chamber of Commerce bas outlined his plans already. For one thing be believes that the future deyelopement of tbe farming district In . Craw ford county depends to a great extent upon the action which farmers take in the campaign for better roads, lie believes that the farmers will cooperate as much as they can. One of tbe first thlops which will be done, It Is planned, will be the fixing of state, county, township and mall roads so the improvement can be carried 00 syjtematlcally. ATTENDED THE REYNOLDS FUNERAL - Number of Chanute People attended the funeral Sunday in Humboldt of Mrs. Lottie Reynolds who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and .Mrs. Hall Friday. Among the number were Ml Ida Quackenbush, Mrs George Fogleman, Mrs. W. A. Burks, Mrs. J. F. Wal'ar, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. A. A. Long, Mrs. G. H. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Parsons. They mads the trip In motor car. I will sell at public sale at my farm Smiles west and 1 mile n r h of Savonburg and 10 miles east and 3 miles foutb of Humboldt, Thuisday, February 6th, 1913, commencing at 10 a. id., the following propirty to wit: 2 Horses 3 Mules 1 mare la foal to horse, weight 1600, 15 yrs Id, 1 mare in foal to horse, weight 1700, 3 yrs old, 1 f-pan mules, good ones, weight 2500, 5 yrs old, 1 mule extra good, 1 year old. 34 Head of Cattle 8 extra go id cows all fresh in No vember and December, 5 and 6 years old, 1 extra well bred registered Jer sey bull, 2 yrs old, 7 bead fall calves and 18 head spring calves. 33 Big Boned Spotted Polands 2 glltf, teglstered bred, Immune from cholera, 1 boar, registered, im mune, from cholera, 2 gilts, bred, eligible to register, 7 gilts, 2 sows, registered and bred, 1 sow aod 4 pigs, sow registered, 11 pigs, 1 aged boar, registered and 2 young boars, regis-, tered. All of tbe above not registered papers will be furnished so tney can be registered. 45 Hogs 45 17 grade sows, bred, 3 grade sows aod pigs, '25 bead of sboats. Farm Implements 1 set double harness with breech ing, nearly new, brass mounted, 2 sets double harness, 1 light single buggy barn ss, 1 good stock saddle, 1 good wagon box and seat, 1 old wagon and new box, 1 low wheel witbout box, 1 new Champion mower, Dtertng mower, 1 new 12-1 nch Janesville gang p'ow, 1 check row and wire planter, 1 2-bote corn Bbeller end grinder power combined, 1 band heller, 1 6-shovel walking cultivator, 1 4-ah'vel New Departure walking cultivator, 1 4 blade riding cultiva tor, 1 disc, 13 section harrow, 1 Sulky rake, 1 pew bull rate, 1 14-inch walk Ing plow, 1 hay bailer. 1 new gasoline engine and separator, 1 open buggy, 1 hand seeder, 1 spray pump, 1 pitcher pump, 2 rolls woven wire, 1 hay rack, 1 hay rack for baled hay, 1 hay fork and rope, 2 tons cotton aeed meal, 12 tons of alfalfa, baled, 3 tons clover, baled, 5 tons prairie, ba'ed, 20 bush els seed cow peas, 2 bushel clover aeed, 3 walnut bottom bottom foed bunks, 60 hedge fence posts, 1 monkey stove, oew, 3 milk buckets new, 1 milk can, new, 2 dozen white rock chiokens, 3 dozen barred rock chickens, some tools, lumber and many other articles too numerous to mention. Terms The usual terms of sales will be given, F. L. DAYTON ' TT T"V r. 1 . . I i-u . xi. xj oinocn, iiuci. O. D. Courtney, C erk Lunch on Grounds. Having sold my farm, everything sells to tbe highest bidder. THREE M THE FIELO AND MOPE GOMiNG Exciting Race for Mayor is the Forecast of Knowing Ones. Three Hats in Ring Now The Good Roads Commission met Saturday afternoon and at their meeting the bids for the construe tion of a mile of rock road were opened. It was found that Ferry Taylor's estimate was the lowest, being 56 cents per square yard a.nd the bid of Jake Byers, the only other bidder, was 59 cents per square yard. The engineer's est), mate was 58 cents. There will be a road a mile long, twelve feet wide, built of rock. There will also be one concrete bridge built on the east wing and some concrete work done to the biidge already in on the west wing. The total contract amounted to 14089.00. The engineers estimate including the bridge was.l4230.oo. Work Begins Monday On Monday morning Perry Taylor who got tbe contract to lay the rock road one mile long north of town will put on tbe Job eighteen or twenty men with teams and besides these probably eight laborers, He expects, unless the weather Is distinctly un favorable to have the road completed before April 1st. INFANT DEAD The infant girl of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Peterson of 215 West Ash died Sunday night arter baying lived but a few hours. By the p titions that have been cir culated for W. M. Clover, C. S. Natioa and J. W Lapbam for Mayor it is evi dent that 3 candidates are alreadv la the Seld, but that number is nothing to those that are being discussed. A clique of the friends of a certain man get together and talk up their friends for Mayor. They th nk he will make the best mayor that tbe town has ever bad and this has been the story for many years.-It is likely tc be the same one over again this coining spring. Among the number who are being , discussed are men of all ages and varieties oT occupation- The onee discussed most at present are C. S, Nation, W, M. Clover, John Lapham, "Bull" Rellly, F. C. Warren, Joha Terrill, J. C. Carpenter and Watso Stewart. ' While everything else 1 Gang's, it own gait," the political situation is coming to a head, and intere t in election time sharpening. Even dur ing the last cold snap when most people were busy thinking about t!u& three quarter pound belt line gat pressure tbe petitions for a mayor candidate were reing circulated. A politician believes in making ha whi'e the sun shines. ' Among the list, submitted above Chanute could find a number of goo4 mayors, perhaps, more easily than it can select one. The mayors of Chanute beginninf with 'he year 1S71 have been: 1871 Darius Rogers. 1872- .Tohn R. Beattie. In December of that year Tioga ni New Chicago were united and went under the name of Chanute's. Obfcl nute's mayors were: 1873- S. W. Foster. 1874- H. C. Allen. 1785-6-S W. Foster. iu 1 4 r ittnic iiacon, 1878 Andrew Akin. 1879 - J. G. Howell. 1880- Frank Bacon. 1881- A. H Turner. 1882- R. N. Allen. 1G83-4-G. II. Brown. 1885 T. C. Jones. 1888- L. Rosenthal. 1887-8-M. Bailey. . 1889- J, C. Merritt. 1890- 1-2- J. H, Light, 1893-4 Frank Hardesty. 1;2j-6 G. H. Brown. 1897-8-R, C. Rawlings. 1899-0-1-2 John Roe. 1903-4 D. M. Kennedy. 19 5-6 -John Roe. 1907-8-D. M. Kennedy. 1909-10-F. M. Abbott. 1911- S-. E. Beach. 1912- Johm Lapham. 1913- Who? 3 . WARMED THE ROBINSON BUNGALOW The neighbors of John L. Robinsoa aod family, living at 127 North Forest avenue came id on them Monday evening for a good old fashioned housewarming. The tun, mn9ic, game!, eats and general good time were all there. The Riblnsons have occupied tbeir handsome commodious bungalow for some ime and tbe neighbors were considerate enouah to wait until tbe bouse was in readi ness for visitors before they came for tbe housewarming. Present Messrs. and Mesdames W. B. Shirley, Cba. McCune, J. S. Young, Rev. and Mrs, Searcy, Mrs, J, B. Young and twe sons, Mrs. Thompson of Cherrvale. M. D. Roberts and wife, Virgil Wil son and wife, Frank and Luclle Searcv, Miss Elliott, Mrs. Foster ao Louise ShotU.