Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 4, 1911 · Page 1
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VOLUME XV. NO 35.. lOLA eucetiser to tht tela Dally Rtalittr, th» lola Dally Rtcord and th« lela Dally tndtx E8 tJTATE TAX rOMMISSKIN SKEKIXCi Tllf i :XA <T \ AMLS ASSESSOR YOUNG KEPT BOS) KEQUIKKI) TO SKM) POIKLK IIG- LKES him \E.\K lull. EviTj- Bvalty Tnin^frr in tbi> Cuuiitj lo Ik' Coniirarcd MHII Tnxi-d Valiic 01 the Vrojicrl}. \ County Assessor Young is clearing the decks for a liig job which he finds put up to hihi by ilic instructions of the State Tax Couiinission. He has hired an assistant and hopes to hurry the work out before the time for preparation for ilie annual assoss- luent of real estate which is due next March. The state tax board is trying to find out how near thi? present assessments come to the actual selling value of the land in the state and has instructed Mr. Young, as well as all the other assessors in the state, to send ,in a report of all the realty sales made during tiie year 1911. together with the valuation placed upon the same projx.'rties for taxing purposes. Readers of tlie Register who have i)erused the weekly real estate tran>^fers reconled in these columns wf;l apjireciate what a list fifty-two weekly- reports iin'an, and when these are at band tlie t;ix levy on tlie same proiierty must lie obtained. Whether the figures will be tiie means of lowering or raising the valuation placed on Al'.p;i County real estate remnlns to be s-en. .Mr. yniiUK does not know and It will prob.ilily not be disclosed until the stale hoard of equalization sits next sunimfr and roniparca the realty values reported from the various counties and seeks to equalize thorn with one another, when a reference to the sales prices mity he of some value in determining the problem. THE WEATIIKB. ForrraMt for KnuMisi ruir and nurnicr toslght) incrcMlnir cloudi* •K-i** Tuettduy. Temperature—Highest yesterday at 3 p. m. 46; lowest today at 5 a. m. 22; cxccsa In temperature yesterday 3 degrees; excess.in temperature since .laniiary Ist, 1045 degrees. YtTterday. 3 p. m 4") (5 p. m 37 y p. m 30 13 nidt. .-..26 Today. 3 a. m 23 6 a. m 23 9 a. m 21) 12 noon 40 Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 :i. ai. tcc'uy, 0; ucflciency in precipi- uition yesterday .03 inch; deficiency :a precipitation since January Ist .30 inc;i. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today S7 i)cr cent; dew point 21 degrees; barometer It duicd to tea level 30.47 inches. Sunri.-e today 7:22 a. ni.; sunset ."):02 p. m. iiiKiEi m nwD sn mm TAKES HE SPU LITTLKTON, OF .\K\V YOKK, (JIVLS nif mnsE SOME TIIKILLX. CURTIS, OF us. HONOREO LWAM.MOrSLY ELKlThD I'KE.SI. DK.M I'KO TEM OF SE.iATE. TWELVE PAGES SECTION ONE WELL fOXOKESS I'LEASE CO.IIE TO OltUEK. The Sissioii in Doth llvises Was ^ h;>rt—I'rcs:<!rnl*s .M( .• Tuiiionoti. THE KKE ror.\TV AITHOIMTIES TH1>K I'AKE.NTS LIVE IIEKE. Kilt from OS Smiths in tlic Directory the Polite Have Not Located Any JiolatJves. A>MAL IIIUII .S( IIOOL DEBATE. Fort Srott High School Submits tlic QucKliuu for Auuuul Pehute. lie an Saturday the Fort Scott high school submitted to the IOIR high school ibe following qwe.stion upon which it has decided as the most suitable to be u.^ed in the annual debate between the two schools which wili comprise part of their regular annual inter- scbolasUc contest, wliich is to occur in this city on tlie last Friday in next March: "Resolved. That the Tn- ited States sliould sunsidize ships engaged in foreign trade owned by citizens of the Tnited State.s." The question submitted by Fori Scott was read efore the high scliool this morning. Fort Scott took the full time allowance in which to sngcest the question for debate, as under tl>e riiles it was required that it .^fiduUl li;- submitted by fjecember 1st. The IVbating Council of the lola bl."!i : rboiil wili meet next week t" dei iile upon the merits of Fort Sroas .'-•i ;j;gi'.-,ticili. it i.-^ oj)- tional with ilie I'leal school whether the que-stion hliall be acrciited or rejected, and it is aiso nj.tional with them whether ibey sli.ill take the negative or thi' :tffiriiialive. The Debating Council Iiau until t!;e IJlst of this month to arcpt or reject the que.stion. For the jiaft several years the Inla and Fort Scott high sclioiils have held annual f);ler-.-;rbi>lnsiii- iniitests the contehts being held in each city alternately. 'Mons Kas., Dec. 3 1911. "City .Marshal lola, Kans. "Dear Sir: There has been a man found here evidently murdered, who we suspect of being William or W. O. Smith. The body was so badly burned that we could not identify it. This man Smith has relatives, we think jiarents living in jour city. We do not know tb.-ii first names but their nriiie is .'^luith. Ii u'ould aid us if you would get tl;l>i information to them. "Veiy trill..' "W. W. STAHL." The above Is a copy of a letter received by the !< cal ;io li'e today from the county attorney e >r Rice county but no rtBuIts li;ivi> iliu.* far been ob- .ained. T'-e loia directory shows -on)e ninely-elglit Smiths. One, Rev W. (). Smith, a fornier IT. n. I'astor here and several Williams. Rut thus far the clue has produced nothing. The murder Qoncefning which the letter was written has iiuzzled the authorities. The body of the victim was found nearly burned beyond any hope of recognition. In a hay stack in the country near Lyons. Tiie authorities w^re unable to identify the body positively and have been at a loss to decide whether it was an accidental death, a .=uicide or a murder, but thf letter indicates that they have rea- Ecn to believe the man's name Is Smith and that he was murdered. WHE> rHJlA HAD SMALLrOX. iS-Ycars-Ago Item i:cc;;Ils tlie Epi- deiiiir Tliirc. JURORS FOR JiUM TERIH Twonlj-fonr >Bme«i Drawn Today— Half Are lolans. .Vow that .\"<osh'j Falls 'i>- l.'ki.'ig her turn at be.ng tin' censer .of a smallpux epideini'.-. oiiiiihtr to tho:se which have .•iiriieteil nearly all the other towns hereabouts ;:l one time 'ir another, the followirg item from X >.he Wilson County Citizen, in its "Twenty-two Y<ars Ago" depailiiient, may be of interest: "Colony Free I'ress: "^be county commissioners of Woodson county met a few fhys ago at Yates Center and refused, to allow Dr. .1. I.. .Juiie.-s. of Neosho Falls, the full amount of his claim—a little over Jl.-'itO—for .'-•er- vices during tiie smallpox scare at Piqua. They allowed Jone.s Jl.'.'J. But he objects, wc learn, atid wants the whole hog or none. Jind will sue the county for the full a::!oi!nt." AIR FIKE.S FIVE ME\. ('ompressed Air Works for the City la Their I'iace. Ry applying the jKjwer of a compressed air lipe at the pumping plant to a chiseling machine, th» city found that it could dispense with the work of five men employed in hammering , ^4he mortar off a quantity of brick *^%ought from one of the smelters. Be^} fore the brick can be laid evenly in jf mortar agr^in. the mortar must be knocked off and the men were employed tot do this. Then one of the lit tie compressed air hammers used by ' monument makera was obtained and attached to the compdessed air pipe at the power house. It quickly pecks the morUr off the brick and does it BO rapidly that five men were let go and one man will finish the work. Dr. if. L n. Leavell is moving hts office from the Kress building to the rooms over the lola State Bank. .fustices I'ottcr and Duncan, Siier- iff Hoover K 'Tr and Clerk Culbertson today made the formal drawing of a list of jtirors to serve at the regular January 1912 session of the district court. The session begins January 9 and the jurors will be summonsed to appear on the fifteenth. Twenty-fotir names were drawn and by chance ten of them were from to­ la City •intl tv,o from lola township, just half of the total. The jurors drawn are: Wm. Hrueneper, Humboldt twp. Gus Knglehardt, Klsmore twp. J. P. Settersirom, Elsrnore twp. W. H. Cain. lola City. T,. IJ. (;l;(dfelter, lola City. R. H. KllPlt, lola City. .1. A. Williams, lola City. John F. HIssitt, lola City. Kveretl Heck-s, lola City. I.. K. Foster, lola City. W. H. Cook. lola City. O. T. IjiCrange, lolv Cily. loshiia Valentine, lola twp. Chas. Hair. lola twp. W. H, Dlffenderfir. Osage twp. I'. (). Wcidrn. OsHCe tWJ). J. A. Camiibell, Lailarpe. J M. Fran/. Geneva. .\. Goes. Ga« City. W. P. Plilllips, Humboldt City. George .Voys, Humboldt City. DIED AFTER AN OPERATION. fry llic A ?'.-50cl .ntc<I I 'ros.s) Washington. Dec. 4.—Roth Iloiites )f Congress opened tod .ay, and after Jilef sessions adjourned. The only sensational feature was connected with the scathing speech of Repre- -lentatlve IJttleton, of New York, attacking the men who had accused him of subservience to trust interests as a member of the House Steel investigating committee. Practically every member of both Houses was in his seat. The g.illeries were crowded and hundreds were unable to gain admission. Five new members of the House wore sworn in: Browning, of New lersey; Ainey, of Pennsylvania; Stephens, of Nebraska; Taggart, Or Kansas, and .McKellnr..of Tennessee. Soon after the House was called lo onler Representative Littleton. (I5om- •)eratl of New York, began a sjieech which stirred the House against those whom he alleged hnd uiallciously defamed him because of his independent attitude as a member of the House Steel Investigation rommlttee. He charged that Heniy R. M.irlln. Secn-- tary of the Antl-TrtiFt Ix'agtir. had circulated false "ecusatloas nga-ns him and that William J. Rryan had c;one off "half cocked" in the Com moner In his comtnent oiv, the Steel investigation. Littleton eiiiiihalicary lenled the pccusatlon that he was al Med with trust Interests. Rryan ha<l c.^lted Littleton a "thoroughbred re ctionary" in the Commoner. "The source of this article." .said tJttietoP. "was the lying .scandals of Martin. Let mo say here and now that 'f In my service upon the committee loyalty to my party requlre.s me to do ••«! I am bid. either by the corrupt alliances of Henrj- P.. Martin, or th< ntolerant outside influences reprc- serted by William J. Rryan, or the "omblned Influences of both. I shnl -efiise to obey the mandate of my 'tarty and shall prefer to sjtbscribe I'vself to the obligations of my oath f may misjudge the future but in my opinion the r .arty which seeks to •each the seal of power by gatberinr ngether al' the prr:;ressive prejudice'^ 'f the country will find it.self burled •leneath overwhelming dis .ister. We -nrint smother Industrial freedom inder paralyzing paternalism of gov- Timent." Littleton 's speech was the sensn- ional feafure of the opening of Con- Tjress today. Cnrtis nonnred in the Senate. The Sirnafe was in sessioiu. only sevonfeen minutes, Curtis of Kansas was unanimousl.v elected to serve as ^resident pro tern until next Tiies- lav. while Vice-President Sliermnn is ,. . LOOKING FOR MEN. RKTEJ" .MOM: IVK RIHNS TRA( IMJ PAID THE .M'NAil VKiS. HI; bsent attending the funer.al relative. of a MILITIA OFF TO THE WAIL The Ad.iiifaHt Gi'nenil Ci-tx an Inter estinir Incnilry. Y'onnt: Toiored Xan Victim of rnus. ual Aniictiou. Robert Wails, a young colornl man died this afternoon about two o'clock at the hospital after a very brief illness with an orbital abcess. Walls' condition had become serious onl.v durii'g the past few days, and yesterday he was taken to the hospital, where lie underwent an operation t.iltle relief followed the operation, however, and just after jioon he began sinking rapidly, and his d^-ath was seen to be imminent. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made. DOCTORS MIST ALL KERISTEIL And Mu^t Turn in Vital Statistics to City Clerk. The newest trouble started by "Old Doc ' Crumblne Is with the physicians who have generally failed to observe the new law which requires that every physician practicing must register with the city clerk of some convenient city in his county. After thus registering the doctors receive blanks on which they are required to make out the "vital statietics" required under the new law, including births and the cau.'e of all deaths. The State Board of Health has supervision of thii» new work and Dr. Crumblne says that lie will Insist that the doctors live up to the law. .\nntlier war scare has been sent fpplfng tiiniiigh the ranks of the Kansas National Guard. Adjutant Iini'ral .M.-irtln recently received the following Inquiry from army hcad'luarters: "Are the officers and men of your re^lnients jihyslrally fit to take the field at once?" Tl:e only near-war that might liave nspited the serious asking of that Ufstion Is the trouble In Old .Mexico •hic;i may develope serhms features t any tiuio. In the absence of the .-egulaiA on other duty the militia miir'H l;e called ujion to help police the border. WILL WRESTLE TIIIKSDAY. I5ert Wrfu'ht and F. H. lUvIer Meet Here Tiiursday Mght. Bert Wrifht. the Kansas City wr.^s- tler. who is making his headquarter.'- •eniiiorarily In this city, has arranged :or a iratch for next Thursday night at the Majestic between himself :ind F. H. P.igler, of Salina. Wright is a very clever wrestler, and although he weighs but V>Z pounds, he has succeeded in throwing men considerably heavier than himself. Rigiere is an all-round athlete, specializing on bth- er branches as well as wrestling, and be is said to be very clever. He weighs ISO pounds. The lola Business CoRcgo has made arrangements with Sir. A. U Boatright to. give singing lessons at the college every Monday morning. The initial lesson was given this morning, and great Interest was manifestod among Ute students, a number of v':i-m have expressed the intention cf taking the new branch of the course. Mr. Boatright • has recently returned from Chicago where he took a course of Instruction In vocal music, and he Is well fitted for the position of instructor. The l-abor Leaders D:-reiiil 'tionmeni AgHj[ii>l ChiirKc * Diipjicityl iu the Ca.^o. ' i >0 -WONOPOLV I.\ ALASK.V. » Supreme Court Holds TImt One Tor>ou (lilt Jliikf iiiif One Entry. (My tlic -A-sricliit. (1 I 'lf.i.vi Cleveland, O., Dec. 4.—Detective .1. Iturni^is somewhere in Oliio U\ worlting in connection with-..the -Xaniaia I case, seeking espeejally inf!>rii;aiion, it is believed, ri-gUriing the fund of $1 fOti alleged :io l! been set aside for J. J. MyNaii monthly by the officers of the It: .".ational Associatlpn of Rrjdge 'cJiructiirnl IriM' Wo'-ktrs for'^.'rganiz- atiou purpO.-Jes. but [or whIcC lie was not comjiclled to account. LITTLETON IS STORDl CENTER Drfendinir .Hr. (.oinpers. Kan.-ai: City, Dec. 4.—"Any "one with an ounc<', of reasoning power should know that the intimation tha|; Saniue! Gonipera and other labor leaders kpew about the McNamani. crime, is. all rot,' said J.j A. Franklin, International Prrsiden:t of tiie Boilermakcns. today. "The M(?.Vamaras deceived ali o^ and we itherefore repudiate lUem. 1 had hoiiifs of talk with the Mc.Xan .ara brothersj last September. whi;n ihey convinced me that they were .Innocent of the Charge against fueni. Tjhey professed innocenc in s•.•.cll^"a fr:iiik manner \ that I did net think .!;:iilt possible.;' ; I (By Iho As .foclatfcl f 'ri -s.i) Washington Dec. ,4.—The government today won a sweeping victory in Its cami>aIg|S against tho Alaska ('oal Land frauds'when the Supreme Court decided that one person or association is lli.iiied to I'.ne coal land entry in i .Maska. Accordin^'ly the court held ! valid the Indictment charging Charles I .Munday and Archie W. Shields with. ... I land consiiiracy. j ,, ;i Aiiinuil .tfei 'tlnir of Episcopal Chiircli. i .I .• •' Tonight the annual parish meeting •i ''!of St. Timotby's Episcopal ciiurch will Ilie hciil promptly at 7:30. Reports from the church treasurer and all the other societies will be presented and the election of wardens and vestrymen to se.'ve for the coming year vv;;i be conducted. J K.very eoinui:inicant and attendant of the cliurch are earnestly desired to be present. It is their duty as well as privilege to enter into th» church's business and to see that it is conduct- cii on business principles. CARL W. NAU. Rector. .MANX OI FERS KESOLITION TO I\VESTU;ATE ATTACK CPON HI.M Antl-i'riist League Serrclary tioiis Congress lo Iiiipeacli Hiiiu I'ctl. ;tve ara ior- [and New York. Dec. 4.—"! Iiav noriM- ff>rmatio |i which would lead rf^e tiii believe that Samuel . (iompers was no' sincere ^n'his stand in the Mf.Naiifara '•ase." said Walter Drew. couYisel .•iiid chief exbciitivn oflieer of tliV' Iiiter- •lational J Kreefnrs' ,\;;snt iatioii. to lav. ilty ige hat be- po- "I don'tjaay that (inmiiers is sri nf .^ny e|ime or has g;iiity knov.-b of any riflmo. I ilnn't even kno-.v be wll! (ip siibpnenai'd to ap;""ii" fore the lis. Federal jury .-.t Iinli.-.n; 016 XANSIIS MILLS iROEG Miir Million Riillar Ciiriiiir.'il!:>ii liiv lOu-r File ('oHccrn«*.. s ag- i:n- (» y Iho A^'-.<•l•l|.•lI I'n-.-'-i Topek4 Dec. 4.—The Kaiis-.js Flour Millin.:; Company, capital slock tnillion loll;:rj was granted; a charter today, 'ilie comjiaiiy i merger cf five comj anies at Well ton, GreUt Rend, Arkansas CHy. tcrprise |and Kansas City, ICansa JOHN li. STEPS DOW.N A.N'D (JlT. Resiirns as ProKiiii nt and Dl^i-rlor of i Standard OIL '. i?iy the Ass.,. i..t-<l lYe .ssi Nev Vork Dec. !.—.lohn D. Ri^ck- efoUtr iifslgned today as presfdenl PERSIA APPEIILEO FDR HELP (By the Asonciiited Pr'j .s.iJ Washin.i;ton Dec. 4.—Littleton's si>eech v.iis followed this afternoon by t!ie tuT-scniation of a resolution by ilepublican Leader .Mann to appoint a committee of seven members to in- vesUsate the attack on Littleton. The resolution tpoke of the efforts to blr.tken Littleton's character. It was referred to the rules committee. \ petition for the impeachment and c.viiiil.-^ion Irom the' House of Representative Littleton was presented to Speaker Clark today by Secretary Mav tin of tho Anti-Trust League. BH; OHIO BANK FAILS. THE MGIfH ewEJir CASES THESE SEEM TO BE THE XEXT CUAPTEK IX THE DKAMA. EVIOENGE SEEMS CONCLUSillE ONE JFROR CONFESSES TO H^V- INt; ACCEP-rei) MONEY TO ACtiUIT. Who Is the Man Behind the Jury- fixer -May Be the Next Subject of Inquiry. Closes Doors With Two .Million Doi- lars on Deposit. Wires a Call for Help to Congress and Other Pariiaiuouts. tl '..v tie' .\ss(jci .!tit] T 'ri ^ssl Tiheran, Dec. 4.—Tiie National Cuuncil has telegrapheii an apiieal for aid to the American Congress and to the si.slcr jiarlianients of the world. STILL I'OINDINIJ D!L HYDE. riio tUd Story About tlie Dirty Water Syringe Comes I'p Again. Illy 111" .\s :.<ici:ilcu I 'lv .s .-I Kan-a< Cil.v. Mo., Dec. 4.—That Dr. i/ydi' f:a\c Clirlsman .Swopo a hy|>o- (l;-:iiilc injectfon with a needle filled Willi (llrly walcr was alleged by Miss Klizabeth Gordon the Swope nurse wlio testlfiefi today. "f)r. Hyde filled the ni .M'dle from a howl nf dirty water .al WW* be.sble the bed," tliu nurse . 'I'iie jurors listened attentively :f) tills and Inokei! several times to- \.:iril the pii.-ioaer while she was .• |l( .-llc'lli'. and jof the StaaiJard Oil ('on.i any Jer.sev. .iabn D. ATrchil old director .•f New was elected to sucttd him: A maj rectors who for yi.ars have (".leen Kociatcd control <i f the Standard Oi'i tiunip; ny, also harided in their retlRnati ins. These Included Wm. Rockefeller as vice pre G. Rctki! Thom.i Bliss Opal laham. of Chanute is spending the day wiiU Ida friends. Katy yp.rtis at Parsons is reimned In another and .Mrs rolumn. was the son of J. T. .Meeks, of loja. the lo'.a Mrs. Tl lying at conditionl her reco irity of t!ie officers'and v.ith Mr. itockefcRer In Ideht and director j(nd M'm. feller as assiktant theasu-er. Mceks. whose death in khe Meeks sbnior. being an ehglneer Portland. Is D. Summers of Ga.^ Cit the Sanitarium in a gr|ive for and there is little liope ^ry. Saturday while.;eiirdate to the salniuriuni where an operation was to be performed she suffered HM internal tiemorrhage. Sirs. 1i\ . J. Wykoff la In Kai^as visiting I riends for / few day's. di- at- th? Mr. rtr. at Tiie lvat}V Rig Suit LosL '\''\' !(•'• .V J.-Jtti I .-.'l-il |*''f^;«*t \\'as!iin .mi )n Dec. 4.—The sixly-two aillliim dcillar claim of tho "Katy" rail \;:\ ;i.'a:ii.-;t the I'nlted States was di.s ini.<.m-(l today wlien the Court of ('lain:- sustained the govtrnment's de i:!iM:(r l<> the tailw;i.v's petition for i"e-iii;!!iin eiiient for every alternate .-eL-tion of land along its lines throng :be (/(i Indian Territory, now Okla- linina. (Hy the Associ.Tteil Pres.'?) Columbus. O. Dec. 4.—The Union .Vaticnal liank today suspended business by resolution of its board of directors. It was further stated that the bank i.s now in the hands of the Comptroller of the Ciiirency. The ^:uspension followed investigation by a national bank examiner. The bank had lw(! iiiilliiins of deposits. r. ,S. EXPRESS CO. FIRE LO.S.S. Flumes Sweeps Its-Jersey City Offices Caiisiu!; Hea>y Loss. .(Hy Ibe Asi^oclatra Prp.t>i) .U:r.-ey Cily, Dec. 4.—Fire early to<'.!y .-iv.'tit I);.} plant of the United States i:.\press Company here. The biiildlii^:-: occupied nearly a full, city block. Two hundred wagons, also many true Ks and three hundred horses wer^; destroyed. Two firemen were scilously Injured. Tho loss will be about four hundred tiiousand dollars.' Mr.s. Lolll Cnderhlll, of Geneva, who has hein visiting her brother, Kiigene Tarnian and family has return-'d to her home. Putting It liutiier .Mildly. ilty III!' .Vs.»i >cl:itfd IVess) Wasliington. Dec. 4—Representative I^ongworth, after spending a day •.ifth iiiH father-in-law made this announcement today: "Like all the'real fi lends of Roosevelt. 1 am discouraging and v.i!! cfintinue to discourage any effort to make hitn tlie Republican aomiiiee foi . President in'nineteen hiindied twelve." Prison liurned But .Men SaTPd. «llv thf At!soeinl*-<l I TCSKI Hunt?viUe, Tex., Dec. 4.—When the n.Tmes broke out in the state penitentiary bui.'ding.i here today and furiously spread to all parta cf the town two hundred convicts occupying cells were removed without los .i of life and in good order. The prison structure was practically destroyed, and the v.hole town was •hreattneo'. The Kansas City papers told the otU ef ilay of Hie killing of Albert Underwood in the Missouri Pacific freight statlonat that place. Underwood was cashier and when bandits entered the plaie .'^Dc! heated It of %\ OCO or more, l:e oblected v.lt'h the refuU that he was shot and wound Inflicted from which lie later died. Underwood was a brother-in-law of Guy Taylor, formerly owner of the Our Way liere, having married Mr. Taylor 's sister. The 3-year-old son of .Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steele of -itil Kast Monroe street is reported to be seriously ill Willi scarlet fever. Mrs. K. E. Munger, who recently underwent a severe operation at a hos pital in Kansas City, is reported to be vc:y much improved and will proba- blv be able lo return home Wednesday. The boys of the high school iu celebration of their recent basket ball victories will hold a genuine "shirt tail parade" tonight. If enthusia.sm counts for anything' the local high school team should easily be the state champions. Shield's orchestra will conduct Its regular weekly dancing school tonight instead of on Friday nights, as heretofore. The date has been changed on account of the fact that the high school basket ball games are usually scheiluled for Friday night. The "Great Reno's" who are to appear at the Majestic tonight and Tues day and Wednesday nights, are said to be first class vaudeville artists. It is reported that wherever they have been they have played to packed houses. The program will be changed nightly. The trial of Elijah Weaver, who was arrested about two weeks ago on thf; charge of violating the prohibitory law, was held this morning in the court of Justice J. P. Duncan. Weaver pleaded guilty to the cJiarge on on ecount and was fined $10() and sentenced to 60 days In Jail. Weav- Vr's home la in Pittsburg. fl'-.v tlie .\s.<!ociatod Press) Ix5s -Angeles Dec. 4.—District Attorney John D. Fredericks today informed the Associated Press that Bert H. Franklin, the detective employed by.the McNaiuara defense and now under arrest cliarged with attempting to bribe George N. Lockwood, a ve­ nireman actually paid to Robert F. Bain the first sworn juror In the case, four hundred dollars and promised three thousand more at the end of the trial if he would vote for acquittal or secure a disagreement of the jury. The district attorney produced sworn testimony given by Mrs. Robert F. Bain, wife of the juror, in his office last Frl day. Mrs. Bain not only told of the first uieeting but related in detail how Franklin came to her house October sixth, two days before her husband was summoned to serve on the jury, and paid her five.hundred dollars to influence her husband to secure disagreement If not acquittal. "Yes, it is true" Bain.himself Is iiuoted as saying, "and the fnoney Kivcn lo my wife has been given to t.'ie District Attorney." A statement by tho .agent In the transaction is also said to be in possession of the court. The primary examination of Burt H. Franklin, for alleged attempt to' bribe Geo. N. Lockwood venireman, by the use of four thousand dollars scheduled to take place today, was continued one week Ity Judge Young. ^Vholesale Jury Fixing Attempted. The District Attorney declared that on'y one more case of bribery, so far as he knew had not yet beeu uncovered and that the amounts in It had been similar to the Lockwood- ai!'.! FJaIn cases so that In" all about iwelve thousand dollars had been ;iicmised by the defense to influence the jurymen. He declared the examination of witness in the Franklin ca^e would reveal details of the alleged briberies in which Franklin par ticipated and that at present no more arrests were intended although court revelations may make it necessary to apprehend persons upon whose orders Franklin is supposed to have acted. li was said later today that the prosecution had learned that nearly eveiy man in the jury box had been approached with reference to his verdict In the case. It was asserted that the iiroceedings in the Franklin case wouhi reveal however, that at least two jurors besides Rain and Lockwood ;i;id indirectly accepted bribes. .Mrs. Bain's Statement. In her sworn statement. Mrs. Bains said: "On Friday October 6th. In the afternoon a man came to my house In an automobile. I didn't know who It was. He wanted to know where Mr. Haiu was and when ho would get back. He said I'm Bert Franklin, . don't you remember me?. I said 1 would not have retnenibered him and he said "Don't you remember 1 met you quite a while ago.' He got to talking about our house. 1 told him tha: we.had bought It for eighteen iiundici! dollars and were paying flt -i, teen dollars per month and that when .Mr. Rain was seventy he would gel j:;,)re iii!iis-iun money. 'Well,' he said, 1 thin;'. .Mrs. Rain I can help you. I iliink I, can put you and Bob in a position to' ]iay tor your little home and live easy for the rest of your life. I know that Rob has always been honest. I have worked by the side of him • and 1 know him well/ said Franklin. I'.e kind of hesitated and did not seem to know how to get at it, and then he linaliy said: 'You know what I mean.' 1 said, 'No, unless.you want him to do election work.' He spoke of Bob's being summoned on the McNamara jury. I didn't want Bob to serve. He said 'Well, I want him to ser^*e on tliat jury. 1 will make It worth while. In the first place if he will serve on that jury I'll give him five hundred dollars. I can put you and Mr. Bain on easy street and help myself, too. The rest are doing It and we might as well do it.' Then afterwards he said 'Have Bob qualify and vote acquittal and there will be plenty of testimony to prove they're Innocent and he need . not have any conscious scruples or anything of that kind and the money will be deposited and he will receive thirty-five thousand dollars at the end cf the trial.' I was weak enough to consent to putting the proposition to Rob. Bob received four hundred dollars and when he came home he said •I Avisii to God I had never gone into it.' On Monday Mr. Bain was in court. He has not been home since. I have act epoken to him under God." The Allen County Poultry Association will hold a meeting tonight la' the office of Carl Peterson for the pur i ^ose of making preliminary arrangements for the annual poultry show wiilch the association will give in January. Tiie show is to be much bigger than that of last year, \

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