Iola Daily register Apr 24, 1905 Col 4 p. 7
RAIDED THE SOUTHEBN POLICE ARRESTED PROPRIETY RE88 AND FOUR INMATES SUNDAY MORNING. In Police Court Today They Entered A Plea of Not Guilty and Case* Were Continued. The i>olice raided tho notorious "Southern Hotel" on South street, early Sunday morning, and arrested five women, inmates of'the place, including Alice Fairchild, better known as Alice Honore, tho proprietress. Three men were found in the place, and they were also arrested. Two of the men were; from Humboldt. The place has been under the watch ful eye of the police for several days. A few days ago Mayor Dresbach instructed the police to warn the inmates to get out. Tho raid was made as a result of the failure to do this. The raid was made between twelve and one o'clock Sunday morning, the entire iioUco force assisted. Mrs. Honore, the proprietress of tho place, resented the action of the police. She first threatened tho officers and later tried her persuasive powers, but without success. Chief Edwards told her it was no use. Tho four women inmates, one of whom is said to be the daughter of Mrs .Fairchild. alias Honore, were very much cut \\v at the rudeness of the police in forcing their way into the privacy of their rooms at (hat hour of the night. Two of them fainted forthwith, and another wept wildly. Nothwithstanding these demonstrations, tho unfeellnit chief exalted on a cash bond from each of the women for their appearance in court to/lay. Mrs. Fnlrchlld. alia-s Honore, gave a $50 cash bond and Edna Jones, Myrtle Moore, Res.^ Brown and Mabel Miller each gave a cash bond of $10. "The Southern Hotel" which lately was opened on South street was known from tho beginning to bo a disorderly house. Tlie findings of the police last night, therefore, occasioned no surprise. It was evident fronp the apiiointments of the house that no detail calculated to make the guests comfortable had been overlooked. In some of the roar rooms, a bar or sideboard was fouftd, equipped with ctit glass, from which boozo was dispensed. Tho men in the case appeared today in police court, pleaded guilty, and were given fines of ten dollars and twenty five cents. Tho women with Alice Fairchild appeared at two this afternoon. They waived arraignment and ej)l (Med a plea of "Not Guilty." The attorni'y for tho defendants aakeil for a conlinuannco of the ca.ses on the ground that his attendance was required at the district court and that he would not have timo necessary to prepare. Ho was granted un til Thursday next .it one thirty. Alice Fairchild's bond was placed at fifty dollars and each of the inmate's at ten dollars each. A cash bond was given. On Saturday night (he police- also .irresljud Tom and Kalherlno Oakley, both colored in the Davis addition. They wen? arraigned today on a charge of foYnicatlon, and refused to plea. Their cas(» was set for tomorrow at tw oo'clock.