Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 23, 1903 · Page 6
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Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 6

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i 'I . .1 Tbc Place to bay New Watches or any kind of first class Jewelry is at any first class jewelry store, but of course the place to buy Second Haod Goods such as old stoves, bed steads, horse-shoes, grid irons and second hand watches and cheap jewelry is at a blacksmith or Pdwn»ho|). • 1-' (• • ... . ! •- i. . .1.; The value of a watch should depend upon whether it has bee« used 5, 10, 15 or 20 years, and the The Only Safe Way yoti have of knowing that you are buying new and not second hand goods is to buy them of some reliable Jewelry house that Does't deal In Junk. f. • Sincerely YoutlSy 5TEPI1EN HARRIS 9 kauf f man Building. THE JEWELER II S. Jefferson St. FLETGH WILLDUeHBY KILLED Fell Beneath Wheels of Extra Kat/ ^ Train Eaat of LaHarpe and Body ' j . Was Badly Mangled. T. Willoughljy, of Moran. was killed by an extra M. K. & T. freight train about one mile eastjof LaHarpe about 10 o'clock last night. Dr. Held held an inquest at LaHarpe at 2 o'clock this afternoon to learn thei responsibility for the accident. Mr., Willoughby was one of the best known characters about Moran. having lived there many years. He was a man of considerable ability, and in his homei town was always a.big boj*. (playing pranks and jokes. He was also addicted to the use of liquor, quite frequently getting under its influence to an extent thafx, rendered him Incapable olfcaring for himself. Yesterday, it is said, he ^was in La, Harpe during the afternoon and was drinking with friends. It is presumed that he had started for his home at Horan wih'en the accident happened. One; theory Is that he had taken passage pn ithe regular passenger train and that he fell off it and lay on the track for three quarters of an hour when the dxtra freight • ca^e along. Another theop^ is that he >-a8 walking along the track and had sat down and possibly gone to sleep. : The engineer of the extra eastbound freight saw nothing of the man until the engine was right upon him. He reyersed the engine ,and tried to stop bi^ did not bring the train to a stand- Btljl unGI it had run fifty feet or more, the body of the unfortunate man being fbun(} two rail lengths back .of the engine.!: ; Hel;Iiad fallen inside the north rail, between it and- the dirt path In the - middle of the track, and the pilot cf the engine and numerous brake beams bad struck the body as they^ passed oirefr. The ties gave evidence of the el beating and. mutilation of the W^Mi Yea Want a FIrat-Ciass Job of TIN OR CORNICE WORK •I • , i '5eo Joe/Thd Tinner at body. When the train was stolifed the remains v. jre removed from bc- teath the cars and It was found that the heart was still beating, but tlii.^ ceased a few seconds later. The body was almost unrecognizable. The lower Jaw was cut nearly off, and the body from the shoulders down had been crushed Into a Jelly between the engine pilot and the ties. People who know Willoughby well wore able lo identify the body, by the clothing, the upper part of the face which was uninjured and by papers on him, among which was a |pass over the road. The body was carried back to LaHarpe and ttirned over to an undertaker and Coroner Reid held an in quest over the remains this afternoon. Mr. Willoughby was a married man about fifty years old and lived on Cedar street in Moran for years. He ran a furniture and undertaking business in the town, but broke up some time ago, since which time he has been engaged In secret service for the Katy. Only last winter, while enroute to Fort Scott, Willoughby fell off a moving Missouri Pacjlflc train when it was running fast down the steep grade east of Bronson. He had been standing on the car steps, when a lurch pitched him off and ho rolled' across snow and sleet.' The train was backed up and everyone expected to find a corpse, but they found Willoughby unhurt. Mrs. W. F. Wheeler is Dead. Fred White received a telegram this, morning bringing the sad news of the death of his sister, Mri. W. F. Wheeler In CarroUon, Mo., last night. He left on the Wtemoon train to attend the ^heral. Mr.; and Mrs. Wheeler came here several years ago and he was employed at the acid works. They resided at 503 North First street, a happy family of three, their pretty little baby being the third member. A foW weeks ago Mrs. Wheeler suffered a hemmorrhago of the lungs and she sank rapidly, the hemmprrhage . recurring. Only last Saturday she was taken to CarroUon and arrangements were being made to, move to New Mexico in the hope of restoi|ng her health, butjdeatli came quickly. Mrs. Wheeler sras one of the most charming of women, delicate as a fiower but with a glow of seeming health. Her uitlmely death will bring a pang' of rfigiret to all who bad thei pleasure of k|pwing her. II MILLION DOLLAR MORTOII United Zinc and Chemical Company Records a Document That Represents a Huge Fortune. One of the largest morlgascs ever recorded in this county was that plac cJ on record this morning by the United Zinc & Chemical Company, the corporation which owns the Argeulinc ch<>mical works and the Lauyou acid plant and smelter here. It records the issue of first niorlgago bonds in favor of 'fhc North American Trust Company. The bonds draw five iior cent interest and run twenty-five years, but may be paid off on any in tcrest payment d:iy. .There arc 1,000 of the bonds and thoy are $1,000 each, or a total of $1,000,000. It is understood that this issue is made for the purpose of increasing the company's holdings and enlarging the capacity of its worlis. Whether any considerable amount of the increase w^iil be made hero is not known. The document was not a .sheet of paper, but was a b<H>klet of forty-five printed and iMJund imges. DROUTH REACHES \\\ GUY \ \ All the Refreshment Parlorsi of That Town Went Into Retirement at 9 O'clock Last Evening. Since the closing orders went into effect in lola the mecca of the thirsty has been the first town on the street car line east of here. The number of liquor dispensaries there was increased by enterprising dealers to meet the added demand and a flourishing business has been done. But it all ended at 9 o'clock last night, wlien a closing order went into effect. Considerable pressure has been brought for some time on the city officials of Gas City by temperance people, to persuade them order the places closed. This influence was lalor aided by the kick of Gas City people who objected to the rowdyism and fighting that was of almost nightly occurrence among the visitors. It was claimed that the revenues from the Joints hardly sufficed to pay the jofflcers requh-ed to maintain order. For these or other reasons the order was Issued yesterday that the pjlaces all be.closed and at 9 o'clock last '^Ight the drouth began. : With lola, jHumboldt and Gas City dry, the county is experiencing the most ofCec- tivo; closing that can bo remembered l>y the oldest inhabitant. The day of the h(uyo supply and the keg party has come. In Honor of Miss kapp. Mrs. I). V. Nurtlirup and Mrs. T. S. Stover entertained quite a numljor of l .idios of lIunil;oldt ant^ lola this cf- liTno (m at the lumic of Mr.s. Northrup. Tlio reception was rather a farewell in honor of Miss ^"lora Kapp. sister of Mrs. Stover, who has sjient the winter lioro with her and who loaves soon for lior homo in Maine. Miss Kapp lived liore years aso and the guests today wore mo .st all of them friends of the loni? atTO. Needless to say the func- ti (jn was a most de1ightful| affair, the heauliful Northrup honiCj on East street boin.? an (ideal place for sueli gatherings. LL CALL FOR OTHER OIOS Commissioners Advised That .Such Action Will Be Safest Way In Court House Case. Case of Seduction at Humboldt. Mr. Clias. Sponsler, a well-known resident of Humboldt, was in town to- r!ay and swore out a warrant for the arrest of John Bugman. The charge \A that Bugman enticed Floira, a daughter of tlio Sponslers, aged about 16 years, away from her home, for the purpose of concubinage. Mr. Bugman is a well driller who is a comparative stranger in Himil)oldt and so there is no way of telling whether he is really that kind of a man. The complaint charges that the crime was committed on June 20. N THE COURT Suit of Earl Stout vs. Geo. E. Nicholson for $8,500 For Loss of an Arm . Nov/ on Trial. The first Jury case which wars called at the present sitllng of tho district court was| the damage suit of Earl Stour. agaliist George E. Nicholson for $8,r.00. Sti^ut was a boy aged 17 years on February 11, 1902, when he was working at the smelter. His duty was to shovel ore into a crusher and he stumbled on a pipe and fell, his right arm catching between the iron rollers when he tried to guard his fall. It was crushed and had to be amputated. He sued for $8,500 damages. Hrs.. A. J. Seryey, of 217 South Sycamore street, with other ladies of tM 'Presbyterian church, will receive friends Thursday from 2:30 to 5:00 o'clock. All are cordially Invited to come and spend a pleasant afternck>n> 't \\Q county commissioners ;hav'0 about decided that the only safe way to let tht court house contract »» to do the wliole thing over a.c;ain, advertising for new bids. This decision-was reached today after a long consiiH)^ tlon with the county attorney and Judge Ewing as to the legal part oi tlic affair. It was contended by Mr. Holland iind others that the next lowest bid of tjhe original bids could be considered and a contract made, as the terms specify that the bid is to go to the "lov/cst responsible bidder." Failure to give bond makes a bidder irresponsible. The board would have like<| toH feel safe in holding this vi9w aa it would save many weeks in. starting work.. On tlie other hand new, bids will probably inean a saving of mojioy in the contract price as it will be oyen to competition. When th^contract was let.before Mr. Douglas was asked to give a bend three times the amount of his bid. There are two laws on the books, one requiring a doiible bond for faithful performance of'contract and the other one requiring that all bills for material and labor be paid. The lawyers have agreed that a bond for double the bids, and specifying that it is '.o cover both the above conditions, will bo sufficient. This will doubtless help the successful bidder to ^Ive bond and it will decrease the sum nearly $50,000. . . \. er's ITie old reliable. Low- I ' est prices, best quality. Telephone 159. THE LEADER, il. W.STEYER. A young man in town says he came mighty ncaif getting married once but gets farther from it every year. He and a girl started on the train to ^a neighboring town to marry, as a surprise, to their friends. Both began to reconsider and before the ride was oyer they began hinting and enthii- slasilcally backed out. Has Put in a Stock of». NEW CARPETS Prices the Lowest, i Cheap Charley, New Brick, North St. See Our s and Before Buying NORTH 5/DE HARDtyj3f^£ ^^"IH^•I•••I ••^•^^»M .•IMtMl„IMI ,.^4MHMH'4!1H^ C. L. WHITAKER, Estate, Loans and Insurance. \ Up StiUn iBfTiuiier BaU4lof • lola, KaoMju ^ Th» rMt TMi psjr wUI biyr/k bcttar houM tAa tbfl MM M* rwtlBc. 'Local Secretary for The AtlM and L. AModatlea. ^f.M.f.t.i"f I.I.IJI i 1.1 I.I :; !• J... . • • . ' L-•..

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