Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 25, 1912 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Friday, October 25, 1912
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T VOLUME XVI. NO. 1. Weekly Regleter. BtUtUUhed 1*67. Dally Regleter. Eetabllshed 1897. lOLA, KAS., OCT. 25, lOl^-FRIDAY EVENING EIGHT PAGES FIRE COMPANY SMOTHERED BLAZE IX OLD COl'KT HOUSE. nS ORIGIN IS A MYSTERY FLAMES Bl'IlST KROM A WI.\DOW ABOUSLNU MRS. J. M. HOWARD Prompt Alarm That Was Sent In Fig. ared Mnch In the Fiirtit Aindn!<t the FJrc—The Losses. , / .Crackling noises—sounds as if rain / "X»we pattering on the window pane— . aroused Mrs. J. M. Howard, who lias apartments over the Bigus Fruit Store at 2:45 this morning. As she looked out tiames burst through a roar window in the old court house building, at Jotrerson and Madison avenues. Instead of becoming hysterical and ahouttng loudly for help. Mrs. Howard telephoned for the fire department. The prompt alarm: the promiit response, and the heroic work of the members of the fire company are responsible for the fact that the Are .was confined to t'/> building in which It originated and that the toss which resulted Is comparatively small, taking Into account what might have hap pened had Mrs. Howard del.i>-ed her call; had the fire company lost time and If there: had been cowards and loafers on tho city payroll Instead of men whose devotion to duty and vho5e desire to make good in their rosition of responsibility, rid th>m of anv.-thousht of the conseauenees of a dash into the smoke-stifled rooms, hot /hole the fire from the stand |Kjint ol as luniacos public was a poke, but from thr- The fire seemed to have started neV occupant's stand|ioint it. was •» near the partition which cuts off the Vi4(\- ^'s=ister. as the ow-ner joM Chfef Cot- iam A. Daniels store from the Harder "" " ' " resfaurant. The former fronts on Jefferson and the latter on Kast Madison but the rooms joined in the rear of the building forming a sort of.a V w ith the Brown Drug Store between them. Chief Creason and firemen Turley. Wells and Gilkerson first entered the burning buildins through. the Dan- THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Sntnrday; wanner Safnrdajr and In west portion tonight. Data recorded at the Local Office of the Weather Bureau: Temperature: Highest yesterday at 2 p. m.. 69; lowest this morning at 7 a. m.', 44; normal for today, 53;'excess in temperature yesterday, 1 degree; deficiency since January 1st. 2S7 degrees. Yesterday. Today. 6 p. m 60 • 3 a .m 45 0 p. m ."i7 6 a. m 46 12 mdt. 50 9 a .m 50 Precipitation for 24 hours ending a .m. today, 0; excess in precipitation since January. 1st. 3.98 Inches. Relative humidity 7 a .m .today, 89 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level 30.15 inches. Sunrisetoday, 6:41 a. m.; sunset, '>:31 p. m. The fire department is composed of the following paid members: Luther Oreason, Chief; Bert Turley. assistant chief; . Wells, hoseman; Ike Gilkerson and Thomas I. Christy. Every member of the police department responds to a fire alarm although they are no> paid to do so. There are but four regular members of the department, three of them being on duty In twenty-four hour shifts. Fireman Gilkerson is on duty night? only and Oflicer Christy irsponds to alarms as a sjwcial member ct the fir* cf ruKin .v. The lire fighting last night was under tho direction of Chief Creason Another Fire Today. The fin« department made a briru:»ut run at noon today to a lire ^j^>posed to be on West Campbell, but which proved to be on West Cameron. By the time the department arrived the firo had been extinguished. It seems ihat the roof of the kitchen on the M. J. Reed (colored) residence had been covered with paper, which was ignited when the stove tecam? ov«>r- heated. as the roof and stove are not distantly connected. Taken as a field. "Ah sutenly would have lived on th" city this wintah. if the naybos hadn't nut it out." LAST CHINCE TO REGISTER SURHENDER OR DIE GREEK FORCES HAVE THEM SUR KOi'.\DED AT SERYIA. THE CITY OF SERIIIA IS TAKEN FIRST LHPORTAXT STEP I> WAR W0> BY THE ALLIES. Hand to Hand Fighting with Rayonets Marked the Action at KIrk.Kllllseh. my til.- .\NSlM-liltlMl fp'SS* I»ndon. Oct. 2.">.—The Turkish nriuy of 22.000 men. commanded by Rlza Bey. Is faced with the alternative of unconditional surrender or useless slaughter near Servla. The Turkish troops are hedged In nn all sides by the Greeks. Athens Oct. 25—Crown I'rlnco Con- slnntlne of (ir»H «ce. fornmlly entered the Turkish city of Servla yesterday. The capture of the town Is regarded as the conclusion of the first and must serious stage of the war. ServUi was taken after a coutblned attack by thr «H> ot>Iumns of Greeks who coini>elled the Turks to rtitir*' In disorder.^ Vienna. Oct. 25.—The number of the Turkish wounded being transported from Adrlanople and Klrk-KlUlsseh on the way to Constantinople is so great that the mllltarj- and government hospitals cannot contain them. The facts are not published by the Turkish war office. iels store. After fighting, the fire from that point for a sUort while, the hose and c'i*emlcals wei*e taken to the Harder restaurant where the fight continued for half an hour. At the end of this time the fire on the lower ffoor was under control and the firemen rnshed upstairs to check the blaze thnt had ftarfcd there from the fire below. The room formerly bccupied hy Justice of thr- Peace K. G Hough and the office of Col. J. B. Atehison had heen attecket' by the. flames and the firemen broke o\xn the dooftT^ith . axes. The emoke was dojise and suffocating and the rooms To hot that •wherever a firenvin's flesh '/is exposed 't was seared- and his clothing Slightly scorched. In spite of the fact that they wr-ro almost exhausted from the desper .Me fijlii made on the first floor, the firemen did not lose a moment's fightinc until absolutely certain 'hrt the fire was completely ex- tlniaiished. The princ'jial losers as a result of thV^ fr? are the William A,/Daui.-l.-! Tailoring company; R. M. "running- ham, owner of the huildinc: the Harder restaurant and Col. J. B. Afchi.son. .*Wher -offices includinc Capf. T. S. Stover's sustained slight damage from smoke and water. The loss in dollars and_ cents has nof been estimated but it will aggregate quite T large sum. Probably Mr. Cunningham's" Joss will not l )e known exactly until a carpenter has esri- mat^ed the cost of repair. Piece goods .ready to be made into clothing hy the Datiiels company was scorched and rulnV.d hy smoke and water. The firt alsii da^aeed the Hard"-r restaurant to a ccnsiderablo extent, the total amount of, which has not been deter- .mlned. Much personal property was removed from the building by the owners' early this morning. They were summoned to the fire by telephone.To .day the offices are being put in order and business will be resumed as usual this afternpcn in all the rooms except the Daniels store and the Harder restaurant -The origin of the fire is unknqwn. Many theories including defective elee trie wires and burning gas jet have been advanced but the fire seemed to break out at a point which makes ail the theories purely guesses. ' The fire department is being praised heartily by citliens today. Every person who has viewed the fire has left the scene convinced that only int'.ili- gent, valiant work prevented a conflagration that would have swept the entire block. "I've lived here but a few years." said one man this morning, "and most of my life has been spent In the larger cities where fire departments are maintained up to a standai-d that you can hardly expect in the smaller towns. But I want ta say right now that I have never witnessed a finer dis play of intelligence and faithfulness to duty than 1 witnessed In lola this morning. The firemen, beyond any ' (inestion, checked a fire that with incompetent handling would have meant . a loss of many thousands of dollars. The firemra this morning savcid.the ^uaineas men of this town enough mon«r^o«run the department for'the next five years. I hope 111 never again hear any grumbling in Ihls town because the firemen spoud a few days ^ccastonally during which they are |iot ci|lfd Ollt'' Poll Kooks Close Tonight and YouMI Be on the SIdiilnes Cnless You Make Haste. One week from next Tuesday all the able bodied men of this town will go to the polls to "save the nation." That's right: They may wrangle about it on the streets, get mad at each other and all that, but while they are casting five different kinds of votes, one thing Is certain—each is honest in his belief that he is voting for the best interests of the general public. And that is good citizenship. Next to shouldering a gun and going fortli to defend the nation, to cast an honest, intelligent vote is the best proof of pood citizenship. A few will remain away from the polls. Some of these will be ignorant, some barred by law and a few will have failed to register To which class do you belong? The poll books close at 10 o'clock tonight. Constantinople. Oct. 25.—Stories of desperate hand-to-hand fighting between Bulgarians and Turks are told In newspaper dispatches reaching here from Adrlanople. Great losses were Sustained by both armies in the battles around the city on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bayonets were used freely In the fight, for possession of the banks of the Tundja River and hundreds were killed or wounded. Fugitives from Kirk-Killiseh. most of them Christians, are being brought to Constantinople by train. The eitf ol Mimtati baa rslatrfiehed m manieipal Oog alaogbter bouae, where do&t are killed tor local Dog mmt Is nM to bate tiecoaw tery popular Uiete, aad tt bu been fngseated ttml foltow mUU DEATH VEROICT FOR REGKER OKLAHOMA BANK CLOSED. JURY FOUND >EW YORK OFFICER A MURDERER. Shoriagre Causes Coraptrollet: to Close i A National Bank. i — i HAVANA POLITICS ARE DEADLY Sofia. Oct. 2.5.—"If the powers sincerely desire to pacify the Balkans, peace can soon he obtained." said Premier Gouchoff of Bulgaria In an Interview today. He continued:"The best fn|ends of Turkey arc those who advise her not to prolong a hopeless struggle. The sooner the Turks submit, the belter it will be for them." INDIAN tUHL CAN WED TODAY, A S(»LDIER SUES FOR DAM.UJES. Marshal and Police Judge of Bassrtt Defendants In a Suit. J. A. Huff, of Ottawa. Kas.. brought suit in the district court this afternoon to recover $2,006.50 damages from James Prederlckson. marshal of Basset^, and Fred Mabray, police Judge of Bassett. On the afternoon of (October 23, 1912, according to the plaintiff, he was arrested by Marshal Frederickson and placed In the Bassett jail. He had violated no law. Huff says, and protested that he was an old soldier of good repute and begged to be allowed to telephone to P. A. Baldwin, county clerk at Ottawa. Kas.. to establish this fact'and to further show that he was past 60 years of age. This request, the petitioner avers, was refused. Uater, It is alleged. Fred Mabray. acting police judge appeared and demanded the payment of a fine of $6.50. The defendant says he only had $1.50 In cash but he gave that and his watch as security for the balance and obtained his release. Later, Huff says, he redeemed his watch paying the balance alleged to he due under protest. The petitioner further charges that he was arrested without warrant; called ^ a liar and compelled to spend two hours In the Bassett jail which he declared to be foul, filthy an ddirty. For the humiliation and mental distress imposed upon him by the alleged false arrest. Huff demands the payment of $2,000 as damages and the recovery of $6.50 paid as fine. An effort to obtain a statement from Judge Mabray and Marsha! Frederickson failed this afternoon, a reporter belng unable to locate these gentlemen by telephone. However, this morning Marshal Frederlckson stated that he "arrested an old man for peddling" yesterday and It Is assumed that peddliug Is the charge that was preferred against Huff. After his release from jail. Huff called at the office of County Attorney Taylor and asked Deputy County Attorney Taylor for a ruling as to wheth er a vi-teran of the Civil War must •have a license^ to peddle. The statute says that a veteran shall have his license free of charge if he is selling arUcles in his own behalf. This information was given Huff and it is as- sui£-?d that he sought Attorney Oyier who brought the suit, immediately after being told th^ law. Parents «f Jessie Wyrirk Can't Find Her to Prevent Wedding. Columbus. Kas., Oct. 24.—Any time after midnight tonight Jessie Wyrick the Osage Indian girl who has proper fy worth $50,000 will be eligible to wed James Smith, for her divorce from Roy Thompson becomes operative tomorrow. To prevent* the proposed nuptials which would take control of the property away from him. the father appliini for a warrant from tho district court for the arrest of the prosi)ective grootn's father. Chas. I Smith, editor of the Baxter Springs -N'ews. He also appealed to the Indian agent at Pnwhuska but through neither channel could he obtain aid in recovering possession ^ the girl and prevent the wedding. WIZARD OF SURGERY GETS NOBEL .PRIZE Dr. Alexis Carrell, who was awarded the Xobel Prize for .Medicine, may well be called a wizard of the medical world. In his laboratory in the Rocke feller Institute for Medical Research, be has accomplished wonders with animal life that are analogous to the wonders performed by I.uther Burbank in the field of botany. It Is said that Dr. Carrell has taken the heart out of a dog put dog and heart In cold storage for a week, and then re.storetl the dog to life. He is famous in every part of the world as a surgeon. Will Be Sentenced to Electric Chair Soon, but Ills ^peiri Means a Year's Delay. I Il.v ilie .\»s<R-latc«l I'rp.«s) ) Washington, Oct. 25.—The First Na-, tional Bank of W'ilburton.-Okla. closed \ ; ADHERENTS OF TWO PARTIES FOl'GHT IN STREET.S. its doors today. .National Bank e.xam- j^^,^^^, j.,^^^ New York, Oct. 25.—r'l'm sorry ! the Jury found as they did." was j the remark this morning of Lieutenant Becker found guilty last night of first degree murder. "But 1 have no fear; this case Is not I ended. There will be a new trial ! when the public clamor for a vie- j tim is past and 1 will be acquit- ' ted." The death sentence will be ; pronounced W'ednesday. 1 « ( U.v tlif .Xs.siM'liitiil lYv.-'s) New York. Oct. *J5.—The jury returned at 12 o'clock this morning a verdict of first degree murder against Lieutenant Becker, the first of jseven men to be tried for the murder of Herman Rosenthal. On Wednesday. iner Wilcox, who \ is in charge telegraphed the Comptroller of currency ; that the institution Is Insolvent as the | result of a shortage. He did not rc- | ]>ort the details. Forty People Wounded in Heart of the City. JOHNSON'S CASE UP MONDAY Federal Court Will Thoroughly Inres- tigate the Necro'.s Manner of Conducting Ills Place. October 23rd. Supreme Court Jjistlie Goff will fix the time for the prison-{ witnesses, when tile federal Inquiry i.^! <H .v Ihi- A .>w<)clale (I rre!<.«) Chicago. Oct. 2.".—Mrs. P. Caiueron- Falconnet occupies the same cell in the Rockford jail as her daughter, Ludlc Cameron, the white girl whose alleged abduction { by Jack Johnson, the pugilist, caused a federal investigation of Johnson's itossible violatidn of the Mann law, in order to be near the giri. I A subpoena was issued today for Sig Hart, the well known sporting man. who will he one of^he important er's death in the electric chair. Kx- hausted by the ordeal of the trial. John Mclntyre. chief counsel for the defense, began today the preliminary steps looking to an appeal and stay of execution for his client. He denounces what he styles the rigorous partiality of Justice Goff in his charge to the jury and in the conduct of the trial. It is said the hearing of the Becker case will require a year at least. "The trial of the four gun men will begin early in November. Mrs. Becker is under the care of relatives at her home in the Bronx. ;Llke her husband, she never dreamed of a first degree verdict, but rather counted on a disagreement of the jurors. Justice Goff has gone to the country for a rest, qve^ the week end. One of the first places to which the \ news of the verdict was taken was to the west side prison where are quartered the informers. Jack Rose, Sam resinned Monday.] The government authorltIe.< say th -re wil Ihe subiK)*- nas Issued fof many prominent persons who are believed to fiave some knowIiHige regarding the conditions at the negro's cafe. STEALING SOCI Other Parties May ALIST THUNDER. Try But the Ex|ierl. nient Always Fails. W'ien the Socialist movement In any country assumes such dimensions as to become men!acing to the dominant classes, the latter frequently conceive the idea-of bhecking_ its growth by making concessions to the "discontented" masses, land "thus stealing the Socialist thunder." Thus Prince Bismarck, when he first introduced-into the German Diet his broad prograjn of social.fefomi. Including the revolutionary principles of government insjurance of the workers against sickness, accident. Invalidity, and old age, frankly avowed that <Bv tlie .As.^wmti'il lYcss* Havana. Oct. 25.—A brisk battle between conservatives and liberals, during which several hundred shots were fired and forty persons woimded, ac- curred in the heart of tho city, at the close of a meeting of supporters of Virc President Alfredo Zayas, candidate for the presidency. The liberals halted before the Asbert cluli» firing volleys at the windows .their shots being returned from the balconies by the supporters of As- bcrt, the conservative candidate for the governorship of Havana. Several policemen's horses were shot under them. A number of' shots struck the American club, opposite the Asbert dub. Political feeling runs high. START WORK WITH A RItlT. The (ireek Workmen and Officers Clash at lU\h Mine. (B>- llu> .V.-sswintofl l *rP .s .>ii Bingham I'tah. Oct. 2.'>.—Deputy Sheriff L. J. TIdwell was shot in the breast and iierhaps fatally wounded, .-•nd Fred Harmon, a tram forenian. and two Greeks were shot in a fight between the officers and Greek strike pickets, when the United' States mine trainway resumed work today. t YOUNG STENOGRAPHER ! WHO CAUGHT SCHRANK .;. <• Schepps. "Brldgle" Webber and Harry [ the primary object of the measure was Vallcn. The four apparently expected to avert popular i^evolutlon. The same a disagreement. They were first sus- j consideration holt^s good for all other piclous when told that a first degree ; coiratrles. and it is more than an acci- verdlct had been returned and then dent that the goldlen era of social leg- one remarked laconically: "Mr. whit • islatlon In al Icountries of Europe co- man is a smart man." I Incldes quite closely with the period of Keepers at the Tombs say Becker pBoclalis tgrowth and development. In didn't sleep last night He is to con-; England the advent bf the Socialist fer with his lawyers today and de- j Labor party In Parliament was fol- clined to hive out an extended inter- t lowed by the old age pension, system, view. His fello wprlsoners heard the i the trade-dispute act and hy the more verdict almost the instant it was pro- : recent comprehensive social reforms nounced. In some mysterious manner j of IJoyd-George. \ The United States the message flashed from cell to cell has for decades been, the most back- aiid when Becker tramped back along i ward county In the domain of social the corridor, faces were pressed at the; legislation. The last few years have bars to watch him. No one spoke to • developed a strong tendency for radl- hlm. He gazed neither to the right cal social reform.! and incidentally, nor left and his set face Invited no • the Socialist movement in America cheering comments from his com- has begun to acquire political slgnlfl- panlons. '• cance at about the same time. Not a word came today from the" Experience has demonstrated that four gunmen .and the two alleged ac-;the diplomatic efforts to forestall or complices, "Jack" Sullivan and Wil- i check the growth of Socialism by leg iiam Shapiro, who are also to be tried i Islative concessions never succeed, for Rosenthal's death.. The dates for. The concession ar^ necessarily half- their trials, which probably will be separate, were'not announced. Charles Becker eninited In the New- York police department on November 1. 1893. when 23 years old. His father Is dead. His moilier, now 83, lives In New York and was overcome by bis convicttoo. hearted, and while the reform measures thus enacted tial advances in formulated hy thej Hillquit In the Un. are often substan- he path of social progress, they haoitually f&II short of the radical demainds as originally Socialists.—Morris veiuber Metropoli- Elbert H. Martin, fonner footbaU player and sis-footer, who leaped on the wolud-be assassin of Roosevelt after the first shot was fired, and disarmed him l>efore he could do further damage. His prompt action prrtbabiy sa%-ed the Colonel's life. FOR THEIES DIAZ AND HIS LEADERS .MAT ALL-' BE EXECUTED. DIAZ SEEKING A CIVIL TRIAL FEDERAL COURT TO DECIDE WHO SHALL TRY HIM. Two Rel>el Majors Exernted and Coart Martial Is Sitting on jlises of the Others. iUy the .\s.socliitoa Prf.«!i) Mexico City. Oct. 25.—A writ removing General Diaz, the rebel leader, from the jurisdiction of the miliitairir court was granted by the federal judge in the First District court here.. The action was taken on a plea by IJeutenant Colonel Mono*, a cousin of Diaz. The court will decide whether Diaz shall be returned to tho Jtirta- diction of the military court or tried before a civil tribunal. (ieneral Beltran Federal command^ . er. has been intornied that Diaa and the other rebel officers captured are to be treated strictly according to mil- Itary code, if these orders are catr- rled out It means that Diaz and hia comrades will be executed. Two of the captured officers of the Diaz staff were shot by Federal* last night after being sentenced to death by court martial. The execution was carried out with absolute secrecy. The two were Major Zarato and Major Cuesta. The court martial began ita sessions at 5 o'clock and the Judgments must be delivered and the verdicts put into effect within 72 hours. Major Fernando Zerate and iBIaJor Julian Villas conducted the pleading on behalf of Diaz, who is lial]|Ift for imprisonment for from three- to eight years. Public opinion against General Dla-4. however is so strong that It Is thought a sentence of death wUI be pronounced. Felix Diaz will bo before the court martial this wtf r- noon. Some of the voluhtaorp'irbo Joined Diaz belonged to leading tua- llles of the city. Those captur^id WPI be \sentenced to short terma of tm> lirisonment but many have escaped to the country. "^j- . Commodore Azueta. of the FedAiWi navy, called last evenlsg on (^ofl^m Beltran. the Federal ComnlMlder«in- Chiaf, who received him coldly, telling him he did not adopt a defltUte attitude during the Diaz revolution. It Is reported that the Commodore also will be court martlaled. RACK INTO THE CAMPII6N Rmisevelt Preparing a Speech for DrIiTery In New Yorii Next Week —Feeling Mach Better. . (B.V the Associated Pm%t Oyster Bay. Oct. 25.—ColonilRoose- velt took up his active work "in the campaign today for the first time Since he was shot. John McGrath, his •ec- retary, came out from New York and as soon as Roosevelt had breakfiuted he began work. He dictated a number of letters to Progressive leaden an4 then took up the preparation of ia speech which hei expects to deliver in New York next week. TAFT BACK TO WA8HI>CST0X. President's TacaUon Ended and He Leaves for Cm^tmL (By th-? As-soclated Pre**) Poland Springs, Me., Oct 21— Prea- ident Taft's vacation was broQ^t to an end today. Accompanied 'by his wife and daughter he left for Bioston and^arrives in Washington.tomorrow. MR.S. M'KINZIE'S FUNERAL. Will Be Conducted Tomorrow From the Home hi lohi. . The funeral services of Mrs. Matilda McKinzIe. aged -72, who died at-her home. 414 South Third street, yesterday morning.' will be held at the tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A .U Sampson of the Trinity Methodist church, officiating. Intermit will be made in Highland cemetery. Where is Alfred Chamber*! Secretary Walker, of the Y. M. C. A. is in receipt "of a letter from Mrs. M. V. Brickeye, of Rankin, HI.. aaUng for aid in a search for her frotber, Alfred Chambers, whom she describes as a single man, sixty years of age. of rather low stature, light complexion, nearly bald and truthful and honest She says that he was here about V^o years ago and thought he might possibly have returned, but no one In cbn •nectioB. with the Y. M. C. A remetar. hers any one of that description having stayed there within the laat two years. Anyone able to do so wl)t *con-: fer a favor upon the parties InUreated- by putting them In touch with each other. It has been arranged by the offlcials of the Y. M. C. A. to have out-of-town men fill the pulpits io the vartoas churches on Sovemher 10 in the Interest of the Association. The .moming services will be confined to a dlacns- sion of the religious aide' of tb^ association and the evening senrtees will be enUrely evangelistic JUport all the ministers have signified their willingness < to give up tbeir palpiu for that dhy. ,C

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