Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 1, 1912 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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VOLUME^XV. NO. 58. SuceeHor to the Iota .Daily Register, the lola Daily Record and the lola Dally Index lOLA, KAS., JAN. 1,1912-MONDAY EVENING. Dally Regiater, EttaWfahed 1S97. Weekly Register. Established 1867. EIGHT PAGES WIIEIEEII HUE nUI REVEIIIY 'ELEYEX SLIPPED OIT 0>' SUX- DAT; WATCHEB.S WEKE Ql'lET. UmE NOISE AT MIONIGIT FEW SHOTS WERE FIKKD .\M) WHISTLEtr WERE lf|.OW>. Bnt the Welcomp Didn't Comimre With Former Yearii in Riotous Ci-lcbratlon. F ni T n P' 1 St' r, A O! I 0' Nineteen-lwolve wn.s welcomed with IFSS noise and revelry I:ist ni{:ht tlian is usu.ll under Gimll:ir circuinstanri'S. The coming of a new year ^with new hopes, new BSplrntlous and new ambitions has, by Rcnentl consent, been nn occasion of indulKmce to certain dcgrecB. The dcKrees ilejiend upon the celebrant. But nincieen-eleven slipped out on Sunday and the watchers were quiet. There were numerous parties In the residence sections but the programs were toned down out of respect for the Sabbath. At midnight, the enRinoera at the factories and a few of the more exuberant could not refrain front sig­ nalling the entrance of .-i new ye-sr "With blasts from the whistles and shots from puns. I'.m ilie wliistliut: and shots were of short duration and the'fellow who sees nothing remarkable about the passing of nn old year and the coming of n new and who went to bed on tip|>. didn't hear a sound. Usually the heaviest slumbcr- er is awakened by the New Year's night celebration. Following the usual services at the several churches, a union watch meet Ing was held at the First Presbyterian church. There was an address by Dr. Price, of Ottawa and a service conducted by Rev. John H. Price, of the Methodist church in this city. Music was a feature of the meeting which "was attended by a large congregation. The past year has been a remarkable one in many ways. li has been a verj" successful one for lola. Several new factories were landed p.n<! general business conditiou ^ihuvE been good. , Climatic conditions have unusual. . According to the records of the local office of the weather bureau 1911 ^as the warmest of the past seven years. Its' temperature avoTaBlng r.7.'.l degrees, which is 3.1 degrees above the normal annual temperature of B4.1 degrees. The high average is th< result of the unusually high temperatures of last summer, when the mercury went abqvc 100 degrees n number of limes, ri^nching a maximum on July 4th of 104 degrees, and also of the unusually mild trmpeniture of the winter which has bci-n general up to this time. The year was also nn unusually wet one. notwiihstandlnj the drouth of th« s-iminor. the precipitation being inches. !.!><' above normal. The wettest year on record was 1008 with 45.30 Indies of precipitation." MERCrRY FELL BELOW ZERO. also been Coldp-^t Weather Since La«t Jannar; Experienced Yeiiterdaf Xornln?. The lowest temperature: since the mercury dropped to 8 degirees below zero on January 3d, 1911, breaking weather bureau records for low tem- I>erature, was experienced between two apd six p'c.'ock yesterday morning at which time the mercury stood, with very little fluctuation, at I below zero Although the'con«!derable snow that fell seemed to be thawing where It caught the full rays of the sun yesterday, the temperature was much below freezing all day the maximum being 19. This momipB was no; nearly so cold, the minimum which waf reached this morning between 2 and 4 being 9 degrers. Only five times in the seven y^n the office of the weather bureau has been established has the temperature fallen below zero. The dates and tern peratures are as follows: January :3d. 1511, « below; January Gth 1910. 3 below; January 12th 1909, C Ijelow; December Sth. 2 below, and December 31st, l&ll, 1 below. STAI>BROOK I\ JAIL. At Cpfferrille. an Es-Iolan U Im- prlROBpd for Parole Ylolatlon. Gns Stainbrook. who formerly lived in this city and in Humboldt, is serving a senten'-e in the Montgomery county jail. Stainbrook was recently convicted of larcen.v, but was paroled on bis promise tb quit drinking liquor which seemed to be the cause of all his trouble. .X few days B^O according to the rc»ffeyA-ille Jourjtal. Stainbrook was fcund on the streets, in an Intoxicated crMdition. Ah officer arrested him and he has been returned to }ail to ^rve out his original sentence. Secretary K. V. Berry >; of the Y. M. C. A., tip getting up a special program for the l>oy»!' conference, which Is to be held at the Y. M. C. A. and ona of the cbnrchef, to be decided upon later at the clo*/? of the eight-day campaign of the Men and Religion Forward Movement. The Iwys' conference will open with a banquet, which Is to be held at the Y. M. C. A. Friday Birbt. and which is to be open to all yoong men of the city. The conference wlU continue over. Friday and Saturday. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Incj^slng flondinesB tonl^t and Tuesday; irarmer tonight. Tempftrature—Highest yjesterday at 3 p..m. 19; lowest today at 3 a. m. 9; deficiency in temperature yesterday, 19 degrees. Yesterday. Today. 1 p. m 13 1 a .m 10 2 p. m 17 2 a. m 10 3 p. ni 19 3 a. m 9 4 p. m 18 4 a. m 9 5 p. m 18 a. m 9 6 p. m 16 6 a. m 10 7 p. m 14 7 a. m 12 S II. m 14 8 a. ui 12 9 p. m ir, 9 a. m 15 10 p. m 12 10. a. m 20 11 p. m 11 11 a. m 24 12 nidt. 10 12 noon 28 I'recipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. m. today, 0. v Relative humidity 7 a. m. today 92 per cent; deW point 10 degrees; barometer sea level 30.26 Inches. Sunrise today 7:39 a. m.; sunset .'1 :13 p. ra. FHE ELKS' BAIL TONIChT llriiliiint Social Affulr to Surpass Any In Annalx of Lurul Lodge. Tonight, in their hall in the .\o:tlj- rup building, live lilks will have their big annual .New Years hall, and if cur rent reports are true It is to he not only the biggest hut one of the moel generally succeKPfuI ' affairs of Its Kind ever held in this city. The usual list of several hundred invitations nere .sent out eeveral weeks ago. and a large pro'iortlan of those invited have signified their intention of at:ending. The umal elatorate decor- itlon of the hall iiaa been under way :i,ir the past stvfral days, and every- il'.iug I'.ov.n to the last dciall for ihc .omtort and eaiertainmcnr of the !auce.-s i iis, been amended to and the .)ig i-.all nott- awaits ihe music for the Krand marrh. which is to begin "Iiroraptly .it ulnf oVIock. The orchestra, which was organized by J. V. Roberts specially for the occasion, rtlll consist of eleven pieces. Rehearsals of music entirely new to this •Sty hRve been held and iv is predicted ;hat the music will be one of the features of the ball. A number of out-of- town people came in this afternoon to attend the dance. HAULED DIE PLUNDER M) (Jrocery Store Thieves Boldly Busj On Siirth Syramoro. The robbery of the I.. F. Palmer Sroctry store, 705 North S.vcamore, was reported to the poUco this morn- ng. -Vo iftoney was taken but a sack of flour, some side meat and other pro .isicus were missing. Mrs. I'almer, vho conducts the store estimates her 'oss at least $25. From the iiuantity of goods tak-^n It is believed that the thieves drovt- up to (he store in a wagon and tciul- d tlieir plunder away. Kntrantc to he store M:IH gained by forcing a nar •loor. The police have no clue to the robbers but express the belief that the <vork WHS done by local talent. l*er- -ons under surveillance will he una- hle Ui».rcfrain from betraying some 'vidcnce of their guilt before very long, the ofBcers believe. WAS IX A BORROWED imHi\. THE IIIE-IOSE PRESIDENT AND MRS. TAFT RE CEIVE MANY THOlS.'iSD. HISTORIC NEWHEIIRIKGEFIIOM OFFICIAL WASHIXCTOX LEADS IX A HLAZE OF COLOR. -Cltlxen-* on Fool" Follow After to Wish the PreBldeut a Happy >ew Year. ult Brouirht to Rccoier "Diamond Dick's" Hie. 'Diamond Dick" is dead, but his oul goes marching on, and in the ;ame old troubled way. Spring IlllI went up against Dr. "Diamond Dick" •^efore "Dick" went up against the atal engine on the Frisco. And now .Vm. Mollisoa, liveryman, and W. F. Smith, constable, are defendants in a ?uit brought by Mrs. M. E. Whitney of \ansas City to recover the fine horse ind buggy which "Diamond Dick" 'rove while he was starring in Olathe nd Spring Hill. Jt is alleged that he doctor borrowed the horse and 'Ilowed the feed bill to accumulate. Ntrs. Whitney refuses to pay the bill, lence the suit to get possession of the •-.orse. which is being held by MoUi- -on for payment of the board bill.— -pring Hill New Era. DEFENDANT/A>- 1>SA>E PERSOX, TMrst Suit of New Year Comes From Y;i»e.« Center. The first legal action filed In the Jistrici lourt in the year 1912 was recorded in ihe appearance docket early -.bis morning by Clerk John W. Brown. The suit comes from Yates Center jnd the defendant is an inmate of the asylum at Osawatomle. The pia"ntiir. Pearl Tackett, alleges that the cffendant. Louise Bucholtz, !ias defaulted in the payment of a note for $6 J given while the defendant was still of good mental poise, and she .seeks to otreclose a mortgage given on a lot in East lola, given to eecure -he nolo. /.ILCLER TO FLORID.!. City Clerk Will YIKU the Lands Owned by lolanx. City Clerk T. F. Zlegler will leave In the morning for San Antonio, Flor Ida, wbece he will spend sereral days looking over the lands owned by the Florida }ATtA and Colonization Comi>any. Mr. Ziegler is a bolder of some "f the land and is anxious to °get a liersonsl view of it. The returns brought by those who have been there have wrought bis anticipation up to a high pitch and he doesnot expect to be disappointed. The Kansas City Star speaks of days of "unseemly warmti." Most of us would have said unaeaaonable— unleaa vc were writing headllaeB. (By the A.iMiirlntert rrriwl V.'ashington, Jan. 1.—President and Mrs. Tuft presided today for the third lime at the historic .New Year's reception .71 th^ While House. 1'lle President and wife stood In the Ului' room o fthc White ifouse. surrounded by mrmbers and-ladles of the cnbitio?. The Diplomatic corps and other foreign representatives in court costume inaugurated the reception with the usual brilliance of coloring. Following Ihe diplomats tlie President received the Supreme Court and other Federal judsrs, government officials of all ranks. Senators and Representatives. oITicers of the Army and Sp.\y, and vjirrbus patriotic societies, Ijist In the line, accordinir to the custom, came private citizens. Many thousands of them passed through the White House. No limit was placed up on the public. It was a day of open house and any citizen who cared to do so had the opp.irtuntty to shake the President's hand. Three ambassadors were among the diptom.its received todny. Both Baron Henplemuller. ambassador Uow Austria-Hungary, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, and the French AmbHs- sador, M. Jusserand, second In rank, were absent, and the first place in line fell to the British Ambassaijor, Mr. Br.vee. Japan was also represented wiih an ambassador but with thes" eNfei)tions the nations which maintain embass.vies here took, their ac- cuBfomea places. The three new fac- "s In the line or Hmbassn <Iprs were t'hos.' of George Bakhmeteff, of Russia; Senor Crespo Y. Martinez of Mexico and Don|icio Da Gama, of Brazil. It wps the «reBfe<it of All. It turned out lo be Ihe greatest re- n.^i'tlon Taft has held In the White House and one of the greatest over held there by any jirrsident. OHlcial count placed the number of citizens 'vhn shook hands with the President at 8.092. Last year's reception num- beretl- n little more thr.n ."j.'ino. Mrs 'I'.-ifi remiiliK 'd in the rectlving line :ii hour and forty ininuteg while the clib .ens were being recelv.^d and then retired. FACED SNAKES TO FIOIIT FIRE. San Antontn Fire Lllternlos Snakes Centipedes nnd Spiders. San Antonio. Tex. Jan. 1.—San Antonio iremen encountered a new danger wiien. In fighting a fire that destroyed recently a bird and snake store, one of the unique mercantile establishments in this city they stepped on and crushed copper-head snakes and rattlesnakes that had ^een released from their cages by the fames and were crawling about the floor seeking to escape. The snakes srasped for fresh air and then coiled in a final effort for existence, and did not even his.s or strike at their great "lem.v—man—as he stumbled through the smoke and crushed them beneath his heel. The chattering tongues of :ve bundled parrots were stilled, a ?ew Gila monsters were burned to cin ders and venomous spiders died in their own tracks. Few of the birds or nakes were saved. Wallace Duncan, who has-been here for a holiday visit with his family, will oave tonight for Cairo, til. Mr. and Mrs. R. B..Donovan of Hol"on Kas.. are the guests>of fola.rela- ives and friends. .Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Langford. who have been making a honeymoon visit 'ti the East, and to .St. U)uiR and Springlieid. Mo., came in this morn- ng. Thov will make their home at 017 East Broadway. Mr. and Mrs. Herman h.- Fry and children, who have been the holiday zucsts of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Adams ind, other relatives, left today for their home in Lenepah, Okla. The first Ice skating of the winter was possible yesterday, and crowds went to Electric Park and other PlaceaJ near town yesterday, last night and to<i«y. The river is reported to have n coating of ice iVs Inches thick, and tcR Is correspondingly strong on other bodies of water. PeV. R. B. Donovan, who formerly resided here, but now liven at Holton, Kansas, occupied the pulolt at the TJn 'ted Brethren church last nisht, his •r 1 heinK in keening with the subject of the New Year. To Wed at Hnmboldt. Mfirrlage licenses were granted to two Humboldt couplea Saturday er- nnine. They were Josephine Pedip'd nnd Arthur C. Asber and Misis loa U. Cation nnd WllUam W. Kellejr. RESOLVED OHIO INSURGENT CONVENTION LAFOLLETTE'S M.i.MIiEK THERE TO li.WE HI.H E.VBORSED. If Is Not Likely, Thougli, That AiivJ Candidate Hill He Appruud ' ] by Niinie. Columbus. Ohio.. Ja'i. 1.—.\e.irly 200 Jelegatcs from various pans of the state gathered hero nid:iy 'or the lirst, conference of 01:)o liepubSlcan I'ro- gressives to form a iieiiaunent sta'.e organization, adopt a plaifurui and ;eiiberate o '.er thi- c:!oic.> of a man 'ir the l<epi:i)licHn pre.'ifdcntltjl tiom-. •nat.on. Waiter 1.. iiouser. national manager of the LaFoilette prcsldeu- tlal nomination, was early in conference with tlto doleg.ites witha view; It was said, to ubtuining an endorsement of Senator I..JiFollettc. No candidate will recelvu the Ir.-. Itii'Heiucni of the Ohio I'rnKrcssivi* itcptibllcnn League If the recommend.' itiuns (if the. re.soliitlonK coiiiniUte<< ir<! followed. The (lommittee today \dopted the following resolution guying: "We are opposed to the rcnomiiia- tion of President Taft. We horebj* declare it to be the dttterniiiicd pur^ pose of the Ohio Progressive Republican League to work In harmony anil unison, to nominate a Progves.sive Republican for President, recognizing; as fellow progressives all who held Lhe principles for which we stand— whether they be for tile presidential nomination of Robert M. LnFollette or Theodore Roosevelt or any other Prq- :ressl \e Republican." It Is expected that the platform of principles adopted will declare for a downward revision of the tariff as advocated by William McKinley; a non- uartisan tariff board; legislation t.j L -ontrol corporations; the populai- lection of United States senators; th^ '.'Inchot-r.ooseveit conservation polt- ?y; a graduated income tax; and the • bolition of needless public positions maintained so:ely for political pur- oses. In state malters the pl.itforni will nrobably demand a jiriinary. the Inf- 'lallve and retereridum. the short bal- "ot and a presidential preference law, 'K general corporation commission; ;iimpI'flcation of legal procptlure and a plan for submi^^sion to the voters all questions of public policy. Louis D. Hrandeis. Senator Mosc^ Clapp of Minnesota. Senator C'rawfoijiil of South Dakota. Senator Works of California. Gilford Pinchot and Congressman E. A. Morse of Wisconsin, nre expected to addre.'s the confei'- oace. WOLGAST YERY ILI- The Llgbtwrklit Ckamplon SufferlnR From u Hea-.y Cold. I/js Angeles, Calif. Jan. 1.—Add Wolgnst, champion lightweight pugi'- Ist of the world, I P seriously 111 toda-y at the home of his manager. Tow .lones. at Venice, being threatened with pneumonia. 7 'he day be.'are his Hcheduled fight ThankBRlvIng day at Vernon with Freddie Welsh, Wolgast was (uddenly stricken with appendicitis and wivi taken ,to a hospital In this city where he' underwent ah operation. Sixteen days ago he w ^s taken from the hospital to the Jon «)s home. Recently he has made many trips from Venice to Vernon to sue several pugtltit friends training. Que of these trips be was thought to have contracted a cold which settled on h |8 ungs. J G. W. Adams left today for Moutd Valley, to spend several days In tie Interest of the M. W; A. •> •> <• * • • • •> •:• •> • •:• •:• • • •> • •:• • <• •> Tile mnniiiremeut of the Daily ^ •:• Regist«:r, with the Iheliest • •> s.'UM' of appreciation for the •> •:• friendly tood will that has • • liri-n >o generously .shonn • V tonard it through all the Old •> •> Year, estends the grectlinnt of • • the se^ison lo nil Its friends, •> •> wlshi4g to every one n Pros. * •> pt'rou.'«...aiid Happy Xen Ytar. •> •:• •:• • • « • • • • <r •:• •> • •:• <• • • ANOTHER COLO WAIfE GOKIING DYNAITE TRIE WILL DRte LxH^N LABOR LEADERS MAY DE- JIAND SEPARATE TRIALS. If Thov Do if May lie Months Before the Court Can Reach Their Cases. Today's Rise oi Temperature Only Teniporary, S.ijs Weather Murrau. il!.v till' A^-'"-inli it iV '-i.-i* Kansas City, .Mo., .Ian. L—Tlie low iiuipL-raturcs in ilic southwesi abated today Kliuwln^ a of rrom ttn to :wcnty degnes. It was slxii'cn at L'lulge t'lry. iwi nty-four at OUlalioiiia I'll.v,. i-irv!(;c, whlcli lui.< bi-t-n i;r\iitly immpvred by snow In western Kansas atsuuied tl:c appearance of reguJarlly today. Tlie local forecaster said today's! rise wa.s only leiiiiiorary and that another cold wave was due within two or three days. HARRY ATWOOD AT IT AGAIN. This Time He Falls Into the AVater Off .Massachusetts Coast. <V,y th" .\-.socl.-»tocI T' Lynn, Mass., Jan. 1.—When only a few bundled yards from the Point of Pines, at the start of his flight to Portland. Me., today Aviator Harry At wood fell into the icy waters with his hydrc-<'.e'roiiIane. He crawled out upon top o fthe wrecked machine and waited for a boat to come to hls'as- slstance. As AtwooU's machine was sf^en tc collapse those on .'shore rushed for boats arid in n few moments several craft were head.?d in his direction. Thiv cinie none too soon. As the ne.irest one came up to the partly submerged aeroplane it.sank. Atwood pulUd into the boat uninjured. His fi^li^was due to a dead engine. f • The wln<1 blew there and the wind Blew here, ,. Anil brought from Somewhere the small Kew Yejir. It tapped for hlin at each door and pdne And never once was a knock In vain! All Rood folks watted tha conilnic child, Thrlr doors they opened and on Mm •milod. Iniilda he stepped, with a happy face. And softly slipped in tb« Old Tear's place. Said he: "I Mng you a Box of Pays, Tied round v'tlh tUaua of rainbow rays; I Klve It Joyfully, for I know, Thoueh all days may not with cladness alow. Each Kirt holds some precious bit of cheer « To win your thanks," said the sweet Cl^d Tear: lliv the .\.ssociat€il I'ro?."!) Los Aligeles. Calif., Jan. 1.—That the cases of the Union Labor leaders indicted Saturday fin charges of hav- 'UK conspired to Violate the Federal laws by interstate transportaiioii • ixpioslves, might extend over a considerable period was sluteil by feiler- .li oWcluts here tadiiy. Th-,» . btllvt was expressed that Olaf A. Tveimoe, Anton Johunnsen,-J. K. Munsey and K. A. Clancy, the" four who figured most prominently in Saturday's in- ilietmenls, would nuik"- every effort to ohl:iln separate hearings. if that iiiovt- were made. It wiis said, and thi court granted separate trials months would ilaiise evin before the trial ol !lie case could be begun as there were forty otlier crlmlttal action^ awaiting hearings In Federal court. "Tills will be a fight to a finish. 1 want the workingmen lo know that," declared Attorney Job Harrlinac, counsel for Tvetmoe. Johannsen nna .^;u^s^y, the indicted labor leaders, today. "There are no confeasioua ii:ade this time," he said. LAFOLLETTE IN MICHIGAN. Pr.iisrs Progrrssive Legislation as It Is Pnirflred in Wisconsin. (By the Associated Press) Flint, .Mich., Jan. 1.—Speaking before: an audience of many Michigan citizens. Senator LaFollette today declared that progressive legislation in- l:i.<; home state has not been destruc- live, as its enemies predicted. Me discussed the various measures at length, following much the sanie line as in his Ohio speeches last week. SAVED MOTHER'S LIFE. Hut to do so Dau?htf<r Sacrificed Her Own Life. fRv- (he Aasuclalntf Press) Xew York, Jan. 1.—Bertha Relnan, a.ged fourteen, today stepped ip front of a revolver in the hand.s of her stepfatlicr, George Benz. a salesinan, and received two bullets In the tem- jile which were intended for her moth er. The girl died ilT the ambulance half an hour later. The mother was uninjured. Benz was arrested. He has been separated from his wife for several months. MAY TAKE FLYER IN FLYERS. New Capitalization of Threstaingr Co. Provides for Aeroplanes. Racine. Wis., Dec. 30.—The manufacture of aeropianesr is provided in the announcement mode here today of (he increase of capitalization of the .L I. Case Threshing Machine Co., from $!<,oao,000 to 140,000,000. The t'urpose of the increase is to enable the cotiipuny to extend Its ffcld of operations. . . Enlargements to enable the manufacture of new lines of farm implements urn under way. gay^ the announcement. The aeratUane and Its motive power are cTaaaiflm as a part of future production. Knn <iaN Town Us.* FeTer Epldomlr. Newton, Kas.. Dec 3l.~Th»> '»>ibH'- schools at Hesston wHl be kept closed one week longer than holiday time because of the scarlet fever in that'dla* trict. An effort is itjing made now to get ail the homes in the town to fumigate In order to stami^^ut the disease. H6U16 m CHINESE REY0LIJTI0XARIE8 VIOLATE TBUCE AGREED UPOX. FIERCE BME NOW RII6III8 IMPERIAL TROOPS LARGELY OUT Nl'MBER THE REBELS. Enemies of the Repnlillc Rejoice at The Mistake They Tbink Their Foes Have Made. <r,y Ihi- .\H .soclnti'i1 Presn) Peking, Jan. 1.—Four thousand revolutionary troops attacked the city of' Hankow yesterday evening. An Imreriallst army estimated at thirty thousand men uccupies the city. Fierce fighting la now in progress. According to reports current lb Kov.crnment circles the leaders of the Imperialists are delighted at tte outbreak of hostilltiea, as it will give them an opportunity of avoiding tbe result of the .National Ccnvention agreed to by Edict of the Imperial.' court and by representatlvea of par3>< lies to the peace conference at Shan^< hal. By the terms of the agreement, delegates from all the provinces of China are to. meet to decide the flii-. lure form of government for Chinas' and the imperialists are of the oplri- •on that the National Convention la likely to culminate in the defeat of the Republican party, infant Emiteror Taken From Peking'. Washington, Jan. 1.—^Although with TJt formal advices upon the subject he State Department of&cials are inclined to believe that China's Infant Emperor, probably the last of his dynasty, already has been spirited away from Peking by his father. Prince Chun, and is now being conveyed to the Summer residence of the court of .teliol, about a hundred and' fifty miles northeast of Peking in the province of ChihIi, or is bound fo rthe ancient Manchurian capital of Harbin". MOTHER-IN-LAW PLEADS GUILTY \iie Siiot Her Son-in-Law and Ilea Dumped Body in Pond, " fHy Thi-.Asy.oTJnTprt Pre.' 4 ' .Mobile, Ala.. Jan. 1.—Mrs. «ary T. jodau. who last night confessed to he m'irder of her son-in -law, FollQa 'incer Frtd Waaserlaben, todayvgave he df -t3t!= cf the crime. She laid / he shot the officer while he waa In icd and the.i shot him again as he •ored off "to prevent Iris lingering nffering." Slw then dressed him fn '••is unif'jrm and carried him from the ni:s<> in a wagon. "I hauled the " )v fhro>ii;li the ruin to a pond, lulled tl:o wis-cm into it and dumped lie Ijii'dy ii'.it," ! !;e .said. AtJED .MINISTER DEAD. I. W. .Mnnser, Prraiher and Anthor, Passed Awiiy This Morning. iny til- AM^ocl.-itoi] rrei«i«> • Kansas City, Mo., .fan. 1.— The Rov. I. W. Monsrr, chairman of the Board if E'ders of the Independence Boule•?rd ClirUtlan Church, died at hia •nn >e I'cre early today, aged seventy- hree. Tlie Rev. Mr. Monser had been lastor of churches in Atlanta. Qa., Oes Moiues. Iowa, and Topeka Kas. Me was for ten years librarian in the rnlverslty, of Missouri at Columbia, •nd was the author of several the- loglcal works. ECHO OF AN OLD MUBDEB CASE. Hetref Ivp Chnrxed with Snhominfr Per Jury In HattVo LeBIane Casei. fBvthe Associated Pres»> Cambridge, Mass., Jen. 1.—Detective Lawrence H; Smith, one of those who issistcd in the defense of Miss Hat-v;. le LeBIanc, acquitted of the murder of Clarence P. Clover of Waltham, A -as arrested today on an indictment charging him with subornation in oerjnry in the case. Smith is charged with seeking to obtain favorable testimony from certain persons for the defense of Miss LeBIanc. REAR ADMIRAL BADLY HURT. He Fell Down Flight of Stone Steps at Nary Bollding; .'Hy the Asspc!ited Pre.ia) Wa.=?hIngton, Jan.-* —Rear Admiral ,V. P. Potter, an aide on the stafJ^of 'he Secretary of the Navy, fell down 1 long flight of slone steps leading from the Na%'7 Department today on tils way to the White House reception. He was badly hurt. He was picked up "onscions but bleeding from several r:uts and biuises on his face and was •urrled to bis home in an automobile. Okluhonin Murderer Lyached. (liy the AsHOclntcd Prens) .Murkogee, Okla., Jan. 1.— As a result of the lynching yesterday of Wll- lani Turner, a negro, for th^ murder :;f George Cason a white farmer, and criminal assault upon Mra. Cason.. nei;roes have been warned to l^asp off •;.e Ktreetlt of .Muldrow, wherft the lynching occurred, as well as|at Sal- 'l.aaw, the county seat. All is quiet It Muldrow today. AnythlttK to Get Name la Psp«n. Portland, Me., Jan. 1.— SiilMcribing himself aa the "Man in Irbna" Rev. Frank W. Sandford> of the Hob: Qfawt nnd Us. Society haa written a,' Portland newstmper man, eittending t^ eompli ments of the season to representatives of the presa. _ _

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