Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 15, 1912 · Page 1
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THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER Succts: r to the lola Dally Reglcter, the lola Ua.iy Record and the lola Daily Index lOLA, KAS, JAN. 15, 1912-MONDAY EVENING. Dally Reglcter, Establlihed 1S97. Weekly Re " Register, Ettabliahed 1867. SIX PAGES THE WEATHER. COWSE^'TIOJf ¥AI>E WITH IMHIT- 1,AM> FIPELI.VE JtfJINS. PRESSUBE LIKE OLO TIMES nMViff nr.iiis ROARIX; AS .HOO\ / iM'tUK WAg UTAH TLK.NEI) 15. Fore<-a«( for Kiinsas: Generally foir tonigbt and TnesdaT: narmer toalgbt, and In east portion Toesday. Data recorded -"t U. S Weather Bureau office: Temperature: Highest yesterdar at i p. in. 29; lowest this morning at S a. m.. —1; deficiency in temperature yeste.-('ay 7 deprees; deficiency since Janiiiiry Ist ".'.2 degrees. I^rei'iuintlon for 24 hours ending T a. m. t'iday trace; deficiency in pre- .fplt.'ilion since January 1st .13 inch. Helativp huii'idity 7 a. m. 81 per cent barfimetpr reduced to .vea level 30.64 inches. .Siinri'--p lodHy 7:^7 a. in.; )«iin»et •>:2G p. 111. ArrnHfcaraln Hare Heen Made (o l*r«l#rl CoBBiiincrM for the He- •alader of the n !at«r. \ There 's plenty of pas iu lola now— a consummation dtnoutly wJEhi-d. One ncTer misses the wati r uuiii the well runs dry—using a homely simile —ana one neTcr missis the gtis until IfB all gone. This-- li«>ld triif In lola'fl ceae. When th^ fi^ld WHS op- •nad up, no one could see the end of it No one was careful with its use. Lights burned all day and all night; huge gas torches burned millions of f «et hour after hour in their useless mission of uidlng the sun to lighten the day and •wastes were heedlessly committted everywhere. Oas here for scores of years, the citizens said. But there wasn't. Even when the field began to fall ih'Te wa= sort of It -can't-be-true feelinp and no one ,Telt constrained to husband the prc- , ciouB fuel. This winter came the time of reck- ' oning and realization. The pas owned by the city flickered out completely. The necessity for a nrw supiily was at hand. It wasn't to be had in Kan- saSf so the city dealt with the Portland Pipeline Company Tvith a lin» running into the host fields !n Oitla- lion-a. When this gas was turned into the city mains yestrrday. The pressure sounded much like old tim\e The BtoTes roared like furnaces ami there was gas enough for fv< ry purpose. The smile that spread over th" city could almost be heard. To gas belt people there's nothing lil:^' pas and a rett 'rn to eoal and wood wu# ral ^ipfant. The discovery that th" rtw Buiiply would probably b<' adequate in al ireafher—though it has rot been tried out in 16 below teinprratiireo— •KTe ereryone a feeling of sntisfac- tJon. The gal has been turned into the vUr roalna by the pipe Iin'> fomjuiny un a temporary agrcoinM'.i. nfort'lnr to Mayor Bollinger. "V:c w. r.- ready to algn ,an agreement Saturdny after- ooon," said he, "hut wore ndvls'-d by ofllcJalB of the pipe lino company that owfntr to the absenre from tho city of some of their reprfsrntolives, i: would be Irapossible to .«!pn a forma! vontract for perhaps ten days. How- •c«r, r left the conference which we held with pipeline repres-nifltives with the understanding that nur tenia tire agreement should protect th<» neo pJe of Jola until we can hold nno'lier meeting and <lo?e up t'l" d»'al." The cit .v has given its re,g«!stor<! aad meters "alcohol bath!>." thavin? *fc«ai out and the gas is finding I'SP reaistence In the mftins th.in durine tJ|e jierere cold. Many of th" cons^era bad be<»n warned that the new •upply was to be turned on and thoy kjgid taken all necessary precaution to prerent fire or suffocation. Many other cltliens had. in their desperation, boill^t coal and wood stoves and vara baaWng in their warmth when tha gas was turned on and did not know of the new supply until late yes- tarfla^r. Concerning the negotiations for th: Portland Pipeline service, Mr. Fred J Horton, general manager has written the Register as follows: "To tie Register: "In your issue of the 13th. lucr^ appeared an article from which )• might be Inferred that the Portland Qti$ and Pipeline Company has main- tgjned art arbitrary posiiion in regard t0 the terms and conditions under •»rWch It was willing to supply the cjty of Tola with gas for domestic purposes. "In order that the gas consumerF SOS be In possession of ih-? facta, I wfah to adrise that on th<< 27th day of April 1911, the following schedule of prices was submitti d to thn I'ity Commlastoners of lola: 'Tor gas furnished on a flat rate, 12% centa per thousand cubic f<>"t O B meter rate, 65 per c-nt of tli«' groia receipts during the present rate to coaiumer.i of 20 cents per thoua- afld. When the price ndvann's to the consumer to 25 cents per thousand, the company to,recelve 00 por cent of the ip-oaa rr<eipts We,' at thJt time offered to enter into a contract with the Commissioners which would embody the above schetfu'e of prices. The above proposition was mndo with th-i understanding 'hat the City should take its total supply from the Company, less the .production of the wells ov,-n- ed by the city." Whatever i;art of controversy there nux be as to the position of the g.-5s Company or ihe commissioners in the gas. situation, may not be argued here tie paramount fact in the news being that tho suffering consumer has been relieved. Lon HaniEcr, who went to Collins- rtile several days ago, has returned aad is employed at the R. L. Willlam- aOB.' tfgrber shop on the west side. Wil- liain ,Todd has gone to Collinsville to tikf .'Ur. Hsmner's place in the Eu- H^e Tarman shop, which recently re- |ia;r «d to that city. Smi iriiEIIRI STOPPED" Arch nallern Rcaflxed That HN Heart Heat uo Sure. Arch Walters, forty-five years of age, son of John Walters, of 415 Nor:h Uuckeye street, this city, died very suddenly this morning at 7::{0 o'clock at the Sutcliffe sanitarium as the result of heart failure. Mr. Walters rose this morning in an unusually cheerful, and even joyinl framo of mind, and showed a disposition to converse freely with the physician and nurse. The physician went up stairs to prepare some medicine for the patient, and was absent from the room but a moment or two. Just as he entered the door in returning, he saw Walters convulsively clutch at his heart, and heard him say distinctly: "ily heart stopped.". The nest instant his body doubled up-and he ft'll to the floor dead. Although Mr. Walters came to thc r.anitariuin {rem Cherryvale about throe wei'ks ago to take the treatments, mul has been a resident of that ciiy tor some time, he was once a ro.-sjdent of Io!a. .John Walters, father of the d< ceased, left this afternoon for Cherryvale to accompany his son's v.ife to thfs city. Funeral ar- rangi ills have L'-.-i'ii suspended pending th-ir arrivul from Cherry- val'. BAYSIATE SCENE OF RIOT STKIKIVU MLL WORL'ERS RL'- STKOY A>n IXJIHE. MILIIillGilLLEGTO AID POLICE IMSTrmiAXCES CO.MI 'EI. MAM MILLS TO SHIT HOW.V Strike Due to Reduction in >Vtigr* Ciiiiseil by Sittic lau Itcdccias HonrN of Labor. WHICH ONE WILL SHE BRIKG BACK? TO ADD TWELUE ACRES Fair Hnild!M(r< at Khrrsiac Park to «e IfOTOd. N rn '.r.-s Foiiie une.vpecied clinnge fhoiUd lie made in their plans ,tlie Al- hn County Fair Aasoifailo:. v.ill niakr .1 ni 'i :M.' li !i;ir <>v, n:. r; in arrange- ir.cnt.-i at iilve:-t;'c:<. Park next ."^prinB A deal has been cio!--e<i—so reported ihl.^ iif*^!moon, wiiereliy the a^socia- !i. n b .'ciiK .•< tiie owner of t'.velv* acres of Ii-.nd crijolninp the park on n :'i !'i iiTid '.vhich is known as tin l >Mvis lioine tend. To this tract the asi -ocarlon will probably move all of its IlUiliuHP'-. At prefcnt. the fair .T .'^.'otlation Iv occuiiylnp city land by the roiir }e .<;y of the city. l!(!a wishes to see the fail prnv.- int.i larger success as each .^ea•(•n !:a:-^rE. However. Hlverside's ap- IiearanfT- would be much improved were the fair buildings to be removed nnd /Iii .ste .'ed conveulentiy on ll:. •liC ju .'-t iiuriliaFed and it is with 'rr.-:- chanp":: in mind tiiat the deal '-.a.- 1 "rc made. MEN'S mmi mum oii >erte.< of Eieht-Day Meetings Region At Baptist Church Tonight. Evangelistic services for men ant boys will be held in the First Baptist rhurch tonight and every night this week. This i.s to be the cliniai; to the -pecial work of the Men and Uellgion Forward Jiovenienl in Jola. .Jm-t now the younger l.'oys are interested anr. It ti.tir mnirs meetlnji Sunday afternoon, voted unanimously to hold the -^vivaI iiiretings as principally planned. There wil; be two speakers at the meeting tonight and tlie men and boy; are hoping for a veiy lai^e attendance. NO PI BI.IC (IPS l\ MI.SSOIRI. Pnblir TowrlK. Comb?", and Bmshe- to go Along With Cups. (By tl!» Aiipoclnt^it Prrus) .leff.'rson City, .Ian. 15.—The Siat( Board of Health today Ordered that beginning March first ihe railroads rhould abolish public drinking cups towels and combs on nil railway rr.-iins in Mlvaourl. Millionaire Lnuihermnn Dead. .MiiineaiollH. Jan. l.'i.-Thomas H Shelvln. millionaire lumberman and politician, for many years pronilnent In the .Vorthwest died Joday at Pasadena, California. So far no serious re-sults have been leporfed from the sudden iacrease ID •!-.e cas pressure Saturd.iy night. Mr .tnd .Mr.--. S. I>. .lackson. however, camf as near to falling victims to its as anjhody else, perhaps. Mr. Jackson turned the t;as down before retiring, and later when the pressure subsided, the fire went out. When the pressure again cam-? on the house was fil))id witi) pas and ii is probable that only'the fMt tutt Mr. and Mrs. Jack- >6n awaK. ned in time saved them from asphyxiation. Ivouis Northrup is down from K. U. for a visit of several days with his parents and friends. The heating plant, at the university has be?n put out of business by the intense cold and it has been neces.^ary to supend studies for a few days. M!y thi- Ar<«oolat''<l I'rCM) Ixtwrenco. Mass.. .Ian. 15.—Disorders before the gates of the great textile mills here were so menacing today that two companies of militia were called to assist the police in controlling the turbulent foreign operatives. The uproar at the mill gates was so great that Sfven of the big plant.--- shut down. Sev-ral shots into the air wer;- tired by iiolice and some arrests made. A do;;en operuiivej were injured. The strikers raid'd a train of coal cars and bumhnrded the windows of the niiil with chunk.s of coal, injuring .-ix opeiatives. The police charged the ti;oo and lired in the air but the shots did not scare llie strikers and 'jrd<-rs were then given to turn on the water in the iiiili hoKe. At this lime two companies of militia under Captain Handlett were ordered out fo.- service and the riot act was read .-.aUoiy C, Light .\rtillery, was order- er out half an hour later. After un- iMil .eiing th;ir gtins the battery pro••T^MI-.C! to clear on. th.i-^ fhorouK^fare w'thoui much trouiiJe. It is estlinsted that n-^arly a ti-.on.s- .•!.: J.ti.ds are id'e, half of whom are :'ctu:-.ily o:i strike aad tlie otiiers cr< lorced out by the stoppag" of The machinery. The troubles which Iiegai; '•>iday when a i!'ob stormed .several uiils and injured employes and property, are due to a general reriuctioa • a V. ap necessitated, the manufac- .•ii.-ers say. iiy the cut in working time rro:;; hity-si.K to fil'ty-foiir hours s wi.ek. by tl.i* new slate law governini sthljiisii'uealH wiiere w;>i:ic:i and nii- •:oi-.s are employed. . 6EN. HITGHG STARTLES THEM F. nr. CEXERAL RECOXMBSDS GOVEBXJIEJiT TELEGAAPH. TAFT OlONT KNOW AA.NS.VS (OWKT IN ('OMIRAI)O, VVnrdrn Lofjitc* Uy Chance a Contlcl Who K<<cnped Mne Years Ago. Pueiilo <'o!o.. .Ian. 15.—Through a visit here to address the Good Roads "onveniion. Warden t'oddlng, of the "<an«us peuiientinry learned the .vheri-about- of F. .1. O'Brien, for •Ahom he l.ad searched nine years, in r:n\i r.-at:on Codding learned by .'anc-e. that a man named O'Brien had •een released from the Colorado Insti- ution within a few days. O'Brien was !;e man who escajied from the Kansas i'eniteniiary nine years ago. He was irre.<ted in Colorado for horse stealing. .»U'Ri>£R FdLI.OWS ELOPE.>Ifc>r. MSS BUEHLEB IS FOOND SHE WAS QIIETLY AT WORK AS DtlMrJSTK l."V X. Y. F.'t.UlLY'. •Said She Left Home <o .See the World and That There Was no Han. IB the Cane. Husband Kills Father nf .V.tn Who Ran Away With His Wife. I f<:.' oh" Asyrx-Iiitf d I*r<rs<> Winnipeg, Jan. 15.—A. M. Bojce. Jr. ,-.ho is alleged to have eloped from ••'ort Worth. Texas, with Mrs. .'. B •Snead, and whose father was shot ind killed by Snead* last Saturday, to lay intimated that he soon would le- ippear in Fort Worth. In a statement llled with bitterness. Boyce today attacked Sne.id as one who had strurK n the back an innocent and deiensc- ess man. and as a cruel husband .'v'hile composed, he appeared to be 'ahoring under great icental strain. R. A. LONG'S HENEV'JI.ENCE. Kansas City XHIInnalrp Adds Xore to His Hospital Fnnd. (Tiy iti» -A-oificiat^Hl Pr<««!»> Kansas Cit}-. .Mo.. Jan. 15.—A gift of $85,000 by R. A. Long, the millionaire lumberman, to be used in tlr section of a Chrlsti."n church hospital was announced today. Th< -•mount is in addition to two hundred ihousand dollars given for the same •nrpose hy .Mr. I^ong several months igo. GAS CO. FIGHTS FOR RAISE. Knn«n« City Coritoratlon Thinks It Onrtt to HnTp i Cent* More, (My th» A'i'ou -tnti-il I're»iii Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15.— The Kansas City Cos Company today filed n motion to dissolve the injunction granted against them In the circuit court Saturday to rott[rain them 'rom collecting 27 cents for their pro- luct. REBELS MIX I\ PARAGIAY. "aptnre the President of Ihe Repuhllr und Have Forced Him to Resign. tr>y the As-o<-(iife/1 Pr""t Buenos Ay res. Jan. 15.—The Para- TU3.van revolutionaries have captured "^resident Libernto Rejaa and forced Mm to resign according to a tele- Tram received here today from As- 'ensien, Paraguayan capital. The Tarrison in that city remained neutral. OIL GOES IP TWO CENTOS MORE. This Announcement Carries Cmde Oil pp io Flfly.fife fenls. Tudepp^dence Kas.. Jan. 15.— The Prairie Oil ft Gas Comnnny today ar- -"•'nced 8,n advance of two cents in Mid-iroi\tlnent crude oil. This brings 'he prlbe to fifty-five cents. (T.v tli» s;-oi<iated TY»i««V -New York, Jan. 15.—Violet Uuehler, the missing Chicago heiress was arrested h^re today, working as a domestic i^nA nurse In a private family. She declared that she bad left home to see the world and that no man had influenced her departure.' *. Hiss Buehler (iromptly admitted her identity and told the police that she came to .N'ew York nbout a month ago. She said after her money began to pet low -she decided to get a position and answered a newspaper advertisement for a nurse. She is em- jiloyed by Mrs. Anna Brett, in Kast Seventieth street. Miss Buehler is said to be heiress to an estate worth several thousand dollars. The Brett family was astonished when they found out that their servant was Miss Buehler. Miss Buehler said she was willing to go back to Chicago. It was said that Miss Buehler left Chicago at the same time with J. C. Clune, said to have been a waiter. She said she met Jack Clune h?re after her arrival. Miss Clune said Jack was a fine fellow and she hoped to mprry him some day when they had saved up enough money. The rlrl scribbled a letter just before leav ing the Brett home and left it on the bureau in her room. The note, written with a lead pencil, was given out as follows by the police: "Jack: Don't give up honey. I must go. Will write soon as possible. I am so nervous. Bye Bye." Her Ifnther Is Reasonable. Chicago, Jan. 15.—Mrs. Buehler. mother of Violet, said she was willing Violet should stay in New York if she so wished. "I will do anything to satisfy her. I w.int to know that she is safe and well cared for. I will bring Violet back to Chicago if she Wi *n;s to come hen'." -:• •> • • • • •> « • • • • • « • • • • •> •:• •> • • •:• • • <• S?us of Blood In China. Peking, Jan. 15—The Kan Su Imperial army has tought its way to within sixty miles of Sian Fu. The en^re province of Sben Si is in turmoil. .Many towns have been looted and destroyed. The reported massacre of fen thousand Manchus by the rebels In Shem SI district has been confirmed. NEW JfEXirO'S FIR.ST GOTEBXOR. 1 NEW PAPER IN rOPEKf Money Fails <o .Miilerinlize for the Re- snbmlsslon Dally That Mas to Boom lilllnrd. Topeka, Has., Jan. 15.—The Topeka Ainerican, a dally Democratic paper, which WBs announced would be published In Toi»eka beginning today, will not he published. With the announce ment that the third dally In Topeka would he started, the information was given out that It was being started to support J. II. BlUard's boom for governor and that It would stand for re- xubinl.-'slon. K. .M. Cliesncy who has been employed in the freight department In the general offices of the Santa Fe, •.vas the first to make the announcement and was to be In charge as business manager. In making the announcement Mr. Chesney gave out Information that there was considerable money behind the project and that the financial support of the Democrats of the state was not being solicited. It was originally intended to begin publication January 1 and two editions of the sheet have been distributed, but ihe publication of the daily was postponed to January 13. John T. Oyler, who was formerly connected with the Salina Union, was employed as editor and said that Mr. Chesney had assured him that arrange ments had been made to secure a morn ing telegraph service. Mr. Oyler was seen today and in an Interview h» said that it has turned out to be a funeral service and that Mr. Cheaiey was un^le to deliver the g6oda RIK Name IN MacDonnld. He Is v Democrat, und Hp YYns Innngnr. jited Today. . • • fBy the AiiflOclate<l Press) Santa Fe .NV M.. Jan. 15.—W. r McDonald was Inaugurated governr of New Mexico today. Governor McDonald was formerly a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and was chosen as the candidate of the Democratic party at the recent election in New Mexico. In his Inaugural address Governor McDonald declared that economy and efficiency rather than a desire for liartisan advantage would be the key note of his administration. He favored cautious course during the days •f readjustment from Territorial to State government. He urged the adop tlon of a corrupt practices act; equal •axatlon; laws for the protection of labor and the proper safeguarding of xatei- tights. NEW LIABILITY LAW IS GOOD SrPREME COURT CPHOLDS CON- .STITlTIOJuALITY OF ACI'. The Old -Fellow Servant'' Rule of the Coniinon Law Finally Disposed of. ANOTHER .MINISTER GONE BAD. I'harged With Criminal OperaUons Which Resulted in Death. (By the Assoclatrfl Press) Pittsburgh," Pa., Jan. 15.—District Attorney W. A. Blakeley today ordered the arrest of Rev. Dr. W. D. Mc- .'"arland, former head of the Academic department of the Pittsburgh High School, but now in charge of the I'nired Presbyterian Church Missions in East Tennessee. The warrant was issued on the finding of thir >oroner who had the ante-mortem Matemenf of Elsie Dodds Coe, who died in a local hospital last Friday of peritonitis following two operations. She had been the minister's secretary. BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS THREE The Accident Occurred at One of the Juplln Mines This Morning. (By the A.ssoclated Press) Joplin, Mo., Jan. 15.—The explosion nf a boiler at the Calamine mine here today caused the death of Frank Alen. aged thirty-eight; his son, Ralph 3ged thirteen, and James Heathcock. iged twentj--elght. Clyde, another son. w.as blown fifty feet and it is believed r'tat he is fatally injured. The cause of the explosion is unknown. The mine buildings Were wrecked. The dead and injured live here. GOING AFTER BIG THUfiT.S. Ifoase Committee to iBTeNtigtite. Money, Shipping and Hnnester Tra<tts. <f«v the AMovlated PrBHii) Washington, .Ian. 15.— The House Coiniiilttee on Rules began consideration today of tjie proposed investigations Into the so-called money, shipping and harvester trusts. The committee probably will suggest the appointment of a special commltteo to conduct a Joint investigation of the trio of industrial concerns. FIVE KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK. Thej Were All Trainmen and AccI- dent WaN on the B. & 0. (Bv ttie Associlt*^.Press) New Castle, Pa.; Jan. 15.—A Baltimore &, Ohio pessenger train crashed Into a Pltt-sburg & Lake Erie train In the railroad yards here today and five trainmen were killed. W. R. CHILBSirurS OPT. The Frtsldent Se-AP^^ints the Kansas City Fostmister. Washington, Jan.-45.^Afflong •. tha nominations £ent to the ^nale by the Presiden^.tpda^ was Wesley.R..Childs to b«-ppttiMs(er-«t:KMimai3ft9^^ (By the Associated Pre.ss) Washington, Jan. 15.—The consti- 'utionality of the Employers' LiabHii.\ as, passed by Congress in 1908, w;;s oday upheld by the Supreme Conn if the United States m all the cns'^s lefore. it. The court also decided tha' '•tate .couiits nia.v enforce that ti-i .vhen the local laws arc itppropriai.- The decision was unanimous and I.' 1 complete victory for the Govern- ;uent on every point. The cas<; hnt been under advisement since last Fe') ruary. This was the second and finally st:o- tcssful att(?nipt of Congress to chan;:c the old common law rule that an.em- liloyee of a common carrier could no! :>rocure damages from the carrier foi injurle."! leceived in this employnien when the injuries resulted from the negligence of a fellow servant. The first law that enacted in 190(5. was declared unconstitutional ip 190f lecause !• embraced within its tern:? 1 regulatlcn intfa-state commerce •s well as liUf^^tate. The law considered today^^3to8 enacted by^ Con- rress in 1908. hi-.mediately after the first law was held unconstitutional. ' The constitutionality and interpre*r •on of the new law came before the ;ouft in a number of cases, heard i^s one case about the last of February WASHINGTON AIR WAS FIU.L OF Rl'UORS FOR A WHILE. Anjhow Hitchcock Probably Had a Pretty Bad Half Honr at the White HoBse. CRIED FOR THEIR MOTHERS Here Boys In the Italian Army—Some Pitiful Stories. Rome Jan. 15.—Lettters from Ita'.;an officers and men serving with the Invading army in Tripoli and Cyrenai- ^a, received by their friends in Italy describe in detail the extremely unpleasant position of the Italian troops t the front. Fights which have been claimed as 'talian victories In official despatches from the commander in chief of the Italian expedition are said by these correspondents to have been reverses. The Italians appear to be suffering r.-.ore severely in the vicinity of Derna than at other points. The troops who ire engaged in protecting the engln- eer.H employed on the construction of iQueducts to bring wafer into town have frequent furious engageinentf with the Turks and their Arab allies. Detachments of th* latter make harassing attacks on "he Italian outposts day after day. One Italian officer writing to his •vther says that the Italian army ha? ost a large number of men In these engagements. Another letter from a private say." that In one battle regiments of grenadiers and Bersarglierl were nearly wiped out of existence. Still another letter says that Italians on one occasion ran out of ammunition while the Turks and Arabs were suppllwl. succeeded in killing and wounding leo of the Italian soldiers, many of whom were mere boys who In their panic rrled for their mothers. ITALY MIST FIGHT AUSTRIA. That Is Opinion of a Leader-sf German Clericals; Probably Ill -advised. (By the Ansoctated Pre.si»> Vienna, Jan. 15.—A considerable sen sation was caused In political circles here by some recent speeches delivei*- ed.by Baron Fucba ; srical leader, who declared that Italy is arming »«ralnst Auslrfa and when the war in Tripoli is over, ihe Xing of Italy must either fight Austria or |io into exile. (By the A -Hsociated Press) Washington. Jan. 15.— After Postmaster General Hitchcock had conferred with the President over an hour today an authoritative statement was issued at the White House, that Jthye had been n6 tt 'ictlon between the President and v the Postmaster General over the latter's proposed recommendation of government ownership of tele^aph lines. Postmaster General Hitchcock, who last nighit gave out a statement that he would recommend to Congress government ownership of tho 'tfele- graph, was summoned to -the White House today by President Tatt. The pronouncement in favor of government- ownership and operation of telegraph lines as adjuncts to the PostofHce Department stirred official Washington today as few administrative acts have in recent years. The Postmaster General's statement waa news to the \Miite House and is said to have caused the greatest surprise there. This was evident when efforts were made late last night to recall the announcement. Senators and Representatives generally did noC learn of the proposed recommendation until they read the papers today. When they reached the Capitol all were discussing the matter and manjr divergent views were expressed. The most generally discussed of all reports early today was one that pressure might be brought to . bear on Hi'chcock not to make the recommendation. '; There was a disposition amonc some Senators today to credit a report that Hitchcock's action^- riiigbt menn a break between blm and Prei'- idept Taft and his alignment with ihoxn who are urging tho candidacy' of Hoosevflt. ' It developed that Hitchcock ca|ll^ the matter to the President's atten* ion u year ago but to make a more complete Investigation delay had bean decided on. It was said the PostmaS'- tor General's recommendation would •-'o to Congress according to schedute to receive such consideration as the lenders of the House an^. Senate saw fit and without comment by the President. Mr. Hitchcock's Statement. • The following is the subsfahoa of tho statement to which the above dla- I'atch alludes: ' •'.After rnore than a year of. tji^- ough study of th? operation of gdSTr ernmcnt controlled lines and postalr. telegraph systems of foreign ciKtki-' tries T have decided to urge the.siw^ ter upon Congress. • "Should this recommendation. }>• adopted I am convinced it woul4 .f suit in important economies and; 1^ materially lower telegraph rates th^n are now^ exacted. "In approximately fifty countries 0^ 'he world—notably Great Britain. France Germany, Austria, Itiij, Spain, Russia and Japan— gov ^r?- ment controlled telegraphs are In: irtic- cessful operation. In many of. 0 ^9 countries they are operated in epia- nectlon with the postal service. Tl»eie telegraphs serve an aggregate ppppiUC lion of 950 million, and in every'in­ stance they have been found to bit-V immense practical benefit to the M?- ple. both in promptitude and cosfjof service. ' ,; "In this country postoIHces ' maintained in numerous plao^S ifot reached by the telegraph systemf, at»d the proposed consolidation therefpfa; would afford a favorable opporiii^y for the wide extension of telegrat >l(le facilities. In many small tofrM where the telegraph companies hfT^ offices, the telegraph and mall htiU-' ness could be hai\dled readily by (tta same employes. It Is evident that Jli*' separate maintenance of the two 'ui-- vices under present conditions reiultft In a needless expense." .' SINGER SEEKS DIVORCE, . M' Schumann.IIeink Says It Is ii fhofrift- Kelirern HuNhand and CblldreB..* (By the AsMoclnted Prtss) St. Louis, Jan. 15.—Mme. Erneatliie Schumann-Heink, who annousea^ while in St. Louis last night that she would sue for divorce from IVU- Ham Rapp her second husbaiid, is on her way to Denver. She Is the mother of eight children. 'There are no scandals," the singer said, "it is my children that caused he separat on. He could not under- tand. as he had no children, of his ^wn. My children^ have been the Inspiration in life. Mr. Rapp thought I gjfve the children more than I did "nim, and I presume he was right" THEATRE SAFE YIEI/DS *ia«l. lonx City Burglars Hani Big Box Itf- to Cellar and Take the M9atjl\'- Sious City, ia., Jan. 15.— The Mtfe 'n the Orpheuin Theatre waa ^I<M^ »ar .ly today and $1,200 stolen, "obbers hauled the safe from tb|f iffice across the main floor into: cellar where It was blown oj|i^i..

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