Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 29, 1912 · Page 1
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f THE lOLA VOLUME XV. NO. 82. Bueeemcr to the lola Dally Register, the lola Oatly Record and the lota Daily Index lOLA, KAS., JAN. 29, 1912—MONDAY EVENING. pally Ragletcr, Ettabllihed 1887. Weekly Regliter. Established 1867. SIX PAGES N HI F TKAXS.irTIOXS OF (JUS. WOOD A PUZZLE TO I UK (OLHT. , SOLD ONE VEHICLE 3 TiKIES A>D STAKTKD WITH ONK THAT \\\S .HOKT(.A<.'KI>. A Fine iiiiil a (Jrllliiiit l.j .Iinlu«' I>. ». II. StiH-ltJHT— StjiU- rrosi'culloii is Uncortiiln. riiarlps M. WO(H! M V'"-'" (or- luno anil to fa:ue unknown, frlonillfus. without rounsol ami r:i>k<Ml with tho lorturlnK pain of llnucrln;; polf-on sat In Iho niunfi'i|ial ciisr! morn this afternoon, a vivid livinjr iilciiir*' oT :il>- jeet de»palr.' Wook took imison In the county jail Wrdnesdav liojiInK to end all of his trouhlt's Imt iiiedioal skill -•nopped in and savid liini to be the targei for tlie laws tii.n he liad violated.' Still wpak from the f-ffects of the terrible slrkni'ss whioh he had suffered. Wood re.-ited his head on his hands and glanced around the court room. The sickly blue eyes tried to hurl dP- flance in the face of the curious but it was no use. There wa.s no strength left in him and 'Wood i'urned to the court,- with a slph that t-eeiued to draw into ri^ridlty ev«ry muscle in liis body. ,"You are charged with theft," .ludire Siueltzer .•;;'.:>I, reaninj? the warrant to the jirifoner. "are you jri'Hiy or not Ruiliy?" •"Giiiity, 1 piicss." Thtn the court hecT.n a rrilUn;^ under whicii the prifoncr fiincho-.i ]iut witliheld the words tiiat were evidently on his tonput's end. "Are you married'.'" dt.'nandcd thr- judfce. "Xut that I know of," faid Wooil. "Would viiu know it if you were?" "1 should think that 1 would." "Didn"! you know it wr.s wrens to borrow this man's buggy then take it away and sell It?" "1 puess 1 did." "Then why did yon do i;7" "I do not know." "I've been away but i"vc lieard that .'=ome younp: i^ian tried to kill liiins.'lf in the coun'.y Jail wiili poison. Are you the man?" Wood noddi il bis he .Til. .ludge Siueltzer turned to Owlglit McCnrty prosecuting wlInes^. "Mow much was th:il bUK»;> worth?" "About five dollars," responded Mccarty. "I RtiesF wi'11 pu' ynu where you will have tln'.e lo liiltik ilils over?"—tfl the prisoner- •y,,.. ;ire fined $2.'. and cogtB and stand cimimilted to the cnuiity jail unijl Die fine and costK arc jiald in full. "It's up !o you," Wood Fnid in nl- . luosl a whisjur. On the way to jnil. Chief Tofflrld and the prisoner mei A. M. Dunlapi the farmer to v lioiu Wood sold the mortgased t )U ?!',y and Rot started on his trading; wlii:'. thai landed iitm in jail. "May I Fpeak to you," Wood asked pleadingly of liunl.-jp. Mr. Ilunlap ans wered by steipinir beside the prisoner •and walking to jail with him. Wood's case is one of the most remarkable with which the city officers have ever had to deal. He appears to be of sound mentality but his career of late has itofn s,o filled with qoeer actions that tiu-re are some who question his saniiv. Chief Coffield believes that Wood merely wanu to go to the asylum instead of the i>enlten- tjary in the fvent he is convicted of some one ot the many things that may be brou.cht u,i. .Mr. IJunlap. the man whom Wood r.iade his \ictim is Inclined to the opinion that Wood may really be erra.ic. He has not determined whether .ir not he will bring a felony chargi' nsain.st the youns man. Wood's frenv.icd finance astonished even the po:!.e who are accu.=tomed to hearing of strange and unusual things. First, the young man bought a buggy from t!ie Shannon .store on the installment p';;n. He was to pay JT.i In less than -.t month he began treating with Mr. Dunlap for the sale of the vehicle and finallv did sell it to him for J31..".". After comp'.ting the d^-al, Vv'ood Eald he wishi :i ;o horrow I'unlap's old buggy Willi which to c( :UP to town. Dunlap conscr,:iMi. .According to the officers Wo •'. went straight to Mccarty's maci, i .H Kiioi)K and Rold Dunlap's buggy !( : a sii:a!l Eum, Shortly after tills. In- Ini-row.-d the same bug- yy of Dwiglii .McCarty for an hour. Days passed and the buggy was not returned. Off:.-.T.> found that the \Per, the pnlri' r Th'n McCarty cauKi-d r t!ie pain.ir- Tlieii McCarty caured Wood's arri' •-. .\Kldp froiv. Wood's pxrrllent Bflles- manshlp In '':<• vfiilde line, he IB also a vtry cl .nt 'r clie(k artist, the police say, Severn! ;'ase^ in whlcli Vi'ood had passed vor;! 'ess ciiecks I'.avc beea riKjrted but far as learned, he made them all go .1 befcre prosecution could be sti'.r.td. "We have Icen watching Wood for some time." said Chief Coffield this afternoon, "but liave never been able to get the goods on him until this occasion. In other instances, the young man was able to get affairs hushed up BO that we vould no nothing with the cases." -The opinion of the officers that W-ood is feigning some of his Illness Is Ehared by sonre who have observed the young man. State nro.secution may be brought when Wood serves his cltj- sentejice. So many lav riolatioos THE WEATHER. Frerast for Kanus: Fair fonlicbt with colder la east portion; Tnesday fiilr. Data recorded at U. S. Weather Bureau Office: Temperature: Highest yesterday at n a. m. 32; lowest today at .a2 :.'?0 a. m. £5: average temperature ye.'sterday normal; deficiency in temperature since January 1st. 214 degrees. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. ni. today, trace; deficiency In pre- cipHalion since January 1st, O.h't Inch. Relative humidity 7 a. tn. today 94 per cent: barometer reduced to sea level 30.07 inches. Sunrise today 7:23 a. m.; snnset •'>:!1 p. III. ciiarped acaln-t Wcod have caused the officers to determine that he must l>e rcstn.ined from future crookednes.^. THIS A m OF MEMORIES KANSAS AND I'AKXATIO D\V OS. SKKVKI) I.N IOI,A. The lllrfh ot William MrKInlr.v anil Tht' Slnli> llrniembrn-d In L<iv- Ing Ccn'niony. I . Today is the sixt.v-ninth .inniversa- ry of Ih." birth of Willium McKInley. the third of America's martyred Presidents, and has been named carnation Day. as the custom has arisen of wearing on this day a red carnation, the President's favorite flower. This custom is more common In the east, i'.nd th" fact that tnore cirnatioiis were not in evidence in lola today w:is (li;e more, ijerhaps. to ignorance of the cu.stom, thnn to lack of ri»s)>ict lor tiio memory of ilie martyred Pr<s- id»nt. The out-of-town visitation to the (5. A. R. services, of which there were a considerable number, were deeonit- <d upon their arrival at the hall, with red c:irn:;ti<)ns the mc^mbers of file C. A. U. :.n<l W. R. C. having met this jifternoen to obstrve the day of Mc- Kinlty'a l)irth. as well us Kansas Day ;hi' Lilth anniversary of the organization of tJie Ueliof Corps In this city, .•ind the birthday of all local members of tlie Grand Army v.-hose birthday an riiversarits have occurred in the past throe montlvs. The program consisted of an appropriate talk on the life (f William McKinloy by lU'verend CuMisrin, of Gas Cit.v, a talk on Kan- s.is Day by Reverend John Price, and .•i i.ilk ''V .Mrs. Vaughn, president of the local Relief Corijg. in place of >1rs Hendricks, national preaUI'm. from wliom a message was received announcing her Inability to I 'lttend. The largest celebration of Kansas Day in loin was held in G. A. R. hall wh.re the G. A. R. Post and Rjllef Corps entcriaineil. The party was an obBi -rv.-ince of Kansas Day, also of McKinlcv Day; a celebration of the twcniy-flfih aniiivergnry of llie orgun- i7.:iiion of \\\' Kcllef Corps and a party for nil llie Corps and Post folk who iiavc had birthdays since tlie first of October. Among tile ho.«fesse8 wlio were at tlie dinu'-r were Mrs. M. J. Ciioletfr, Mrs. H. .M. Miller. Mrs. W. J. Ihrig and Mrs. Sue Deleplnin who are charter members of the Corps and who attf-nded the first meeting in G. A. U. hall in ISS". a quarter of a century ago. Kach of the ladies was presented with a handsome boquct of flowers tills "afternoon, following a speech by the Corps president, Mrs. S. K. Vaughn. After dinner there were numerous .epeechrs by the Post and Corps members, reminiscent and Introspective and all interesting to the audience, nits of Kansas history, personal and general were included and the Veterans paid a glowing tribute to William McKinley. Reverend J. H. Price. Rev ercnd CuJlison and J. E. Henderson were among the speakers. In addition to the lolans -.vho at- tendfMl the dinner were a parly of guests from Yates Center Whom the local Post and Corps invited to the party several weeks ago. They registered as follows: ' H. W. Metz, G. W. Shepard, P. W. \okes. A. F. Darst. E. L. Darst, Seaton Ellis, Levy Terrlll; S. C. Kin- blade, T. Cranshaw, Cora Burllngimo, Rachel KInblade Eka J. White, Mary C. Fergus, Minnie T. Harding. Carrie O. Park. Victoria Camac. .Marj- J. Nokes. Myrtle Heffelfinger. There were also two guests from Gas City, Hannah Deane and Jennie P.I y I on. The following guests bad birthdays: Mesdames M. Hilldebrandt. J. M. McDonald. Hilda Elliot, Mary C. Gsborn", Myrtle Heffelfinger, H. A. Ballard. Eka J. White, J. T. Reno. S. A. Vaughn. A. D. Dement, J. W. l.iOWe J. E. Mend'^rson, Miss Ada Round Messrs A. R. Smiley, W. J. Ihrig, C. E. »lrd «;in. J. J. >\'<a»ef. G. W. J'.iy- ton, C. S, Klnblndc. Samuel Caughron, J. C. CoHleld, A. Mason, E, W. Elliot and J. W. Delcpliin. The Yiiies Center guests returned home 0 nthe alf.'rnooii Missouri I'u- cllic. A (.FI» .>IAN STRAYS FHO.M HO.ME rcar> f'.T •• North Stisli' Slrii-I Mnn Iiih-.ss Quirkly Found. .•\ f<.'le))lione n:essage lo the police today tuld of the disappearance of an j elderly ti'a:i who lives with his wife at Ki North State street. The man is 7<.i years of age and his mental iiolse is slightly affected. It is feared that unless he Is found soon, some barm will came lo bim. The police and sheriff^conducted' a search for the wanderer this afternoon but at thres "o'clock bad found no trace of him. Tbe missing man has long gray beard and wears a blfick overooat. At police headquarter^. P. was said that the name of (he n-an would be furnished to any con-ii^ cerned in tlie search for bim. » ( mmm SAYS ALRKitT WOLTEH ELErTKOCUTED AT SING SIN(J. KILLED A GI»LSTEN06RJIPHER BiaT \I, IKIME WAS (HAHGEU 10 THE VOINCJ .MAN. Ill Anlciiiorlcm Sf;»irnii'n;. Ilr Wroli? :: ('!< :ir, Kiiriie.*!, i'luux HfUiul of Guilt. IN MEMORY OF MARTYRED PRESIDENT. lUv Ihi- AsHiicliit'i! PrcnH) Ossinlng, .\. V. Jan. 211,—Albert Wolier was cleclrocutrd at Sing Sing at ."•:tl this morning for the murder of fifteen-year-old Ruth V.'heeler two years ago. The girl came to Wolter's fiat seeking employment as a sten- <igiapher la answer lo his advertisement. He killed her and dismembered Iter body after mistreating her. Wol­ ier left a statement denying the crime. The execution was without feature and Wolter was declared dead after one contact. Tiie state electrician said Woiier showed less resistance to the current than any murderer put to death at Sing Sing. The murderer at two o'clock this morning wrote a denial of ii:e killing. So clear and even were the letters formed that the writing had the appearance of a copper plate. Tile tlaiement reads: "Warden .). S. Kennedy, to be given j to the! iiublic January twenty-ninth, two a! m. .Now tliat I am departing from tartJi lo j;o into the presence of Go;!, I wi <h to n.ake a last statement. ( The world refused nie justice, but ou: j i'ather in Heaven, who knows our in- ni rni, .ft tiioiiirhls, will ;',ive ine pure and uiiueficd justice. 1 wish to siate :hat I am innocent of the crime I was convicted of. 1 have been made the victim of circumstantial evidence. 1 hope there may come a lime whe.n the conscience of the perpetrator will over iiov.er and comiiel him to come to the i'ri;tit and acknowledge the crime. It is my hon»st prryer lo God tiiat lie :ii .'3y brtijg t.Ms- jierson who Is guilty oi liie <rlme lo justice, that my name may he cleared of all stain and peojde may n'c the Injustice done me that i'icy killed an innocent hoy.—.Mbi-ri Wolter." .\ltiiougli Wolter was convictiMl on :-IrcuiiiKtantifll evidence the court of appeals, reviewing the case after a ^eI •ie» of legal delays, declared lie was fairly tried and jiisUy ronvlcied. Ruth Wheeler met her death .March twenty-fourth, 1^1 ii. In Wolter's apartment oa the fourth floor of an apartment Ixuj'' in New York, where she iiad gone to keek employment as a •;eno>,rni.!ier. litre the charred body was discovered subsequenlly. Wolter ciaiined he never nad seen the Wheel. " girl. He sought to {'cccunt for the ejiry of the girl's name In his note book by saying that lie wrote It there at the dictation of "Fftd Ahner," who was desirous of starting a school of shorthand and told him he wa;< going :o engage Rutli Wheeler, .\e one could be found to testify to the existence of Ahner. MGNH CHECKS AIIE GONE KVIDKNCE EV F HOW MOB TRIIILS WORK our Eruudbr .Mob Stormed a Jail and Killed Frlsoncrs. (Uy the AsKociatod t'ros.«> Guayaquil. Ecuador, Jan. 29,—Details of the unprecedented outbreak of popular feeling at Quito which led to the lynching on Sunday of Generals Eloy Aifaro, Flavio Alfaro, Medardo Alfaro. Ulpiano Pcaz and Manuel Serrano, reached here toda.v. The revolutionary generals who left here at midnight on Tliursday, reached the capital In the morning on Sunday and were imprisoned In Quito penitentiary. As soon as the populace learned of their arrival, a mob of five thousand gatli- ered outside the prison and attacked f^e guards. Soldiers resisted the mob, killing several jieople but were unable to withstand the asasuli. The mob tore down a portio nnf the jail well and a crowd of armed n'en entered the pri.son dragged the generals from their cells and killed them, to- itetiier with Cn!onel Luciano Coral, ed itor of tlie radical paper "El Tiemii." 100,{)00 FISH FOR KANSAS. ('Unic Wnrivn Dirbo Mill DiKtrlhiite Them Sunn, Topi'ka, Jan, 28.—I.. I., Dyche, Btate flah and game warden, stated today that he will distrlbue about 100.000 ilsli in Kansas strenmfl next spring. They will virtually all bo bnea and crappio, thoiigli he has u few hlu<- gll'i), rock bass and catfish. There are probal)ly a quarter of a million fish of all hinds at 'he stai" hatchery. Mr. Dycho will gave about 15,000 yearllnga for llie stocking of new ponds which are being built. "The basa I will have for distribution." said Mr. Dyche will be from 3 to 7 inches In length, while the crap- ple win average from two and one- half to foiir Inches. Craptile nro irrri'f^ the best fish for ponds. They HitiKIply rapidly and do not eat each other. I think the crapplc Is about the best table fish we have, when i» lea to delicacy of flavjix. I would iier have It than trout. [n<Iirtiiien(.<; Anfrelcs tn Kriherv Ca-io to ho Filed In the pronie roiirt. in Las Su. (l:;.- til.- .\'—>ri:iIiiI ri -i-.-JS^ Indianapolis, Ind.. Jan. 29—Many check books showing to whom J. J. McX'ainara paid the money to carryon the dynamlling from December 1909 to his arrest last Aiiril, it was learned today, have been destroyed or at least put beyoud the reach of the T'd'TiH gr.ind j.-iry liiveslij;;itli)g the liynamite conspiracy. I.eon .M. Rappaport, counsel for the International Association of Mrldge ;ind Iron Workers was able to tell the jury tlie wherwibouts of only a liart of the accounts. District Attorney Cliarlea W. Miller In.slsted that the evidence was in existence aft4-r the Mc.\amar:is arrest. It Is thought the grand jury will complete Its work this week, l-os Angeles, Jan. 29.—Just before I.eCompte Davis, associate of Clarence. S. Harrow In the defense of the McN'amaras, was called before the grand Jury today, Joseph Ford, assistant district attorney, said that Indictments would be filed in the su- lireme court this aft-r'rnoon. These he said are the result of the grand jury investigation of allegations of jury bribery. IP (JOES KKHOSE>E PRICE. '•Oil Trust" rnscnimblcd, But Look What HaMtons. my the .\3 «ocl.ntc <I Press^ .\'ew York, Jiin. 29.—The Standard Comtiany toi'.ay announced an advance cf twenty-five points on refined petroleum, _ CHILIJKEN DIE IN A FIRE. I.I'.tIo Ones Rurn When Home of Southornor H 'iis Bumod. iHv 111,' Associntrd Pressi Ppnrtanshurg, S. C. Jan. 29.—Fire ('e.-:royed the home of Walter Gibson n<=ar here today, and cremated three of his children and seriously burned a fourth. GIRLELOPERHHO GOOD NERVE Roscitod AVoniided Lover and Had Hor Father Arn-sted. The bass I will distribute in streams. It can't get food in ppnds •'n ddoes net live on the same diet as the pond fishes, hut seeks miunows and other live food." Iliy 111- .\.s -iM ;;||,'(1 IYi -!s) Mountain Grove, Mo., Jan. 29 —After ilic father of .Miss Mclvers had pursued and sliot Clarenco Hilton, with whom slie was eloping and killed his borsi! near here today, the daughter called :i constable HIMI had llie angry fatlur arrested. Following the shooting. McD-rs rode away believing his dauuhler hiid li'd. The girl however, stepped into a thicket and (IS soon us her father had disappeared, helped Helton onto her horse and rode with him to the home of the county iihyalclan. .Mclvers Js held pindlnf; the outcome of Helton'i) wound. TEA( HEK 'S HEAKT F.VlLlHE. Prof. SlevonKOii D/i-d «« .Street Car In Kau>a.<t City. inv lie- A-<.".H-Iiile<l I'li-sv) Kansas City. Mo., Jan, 23.—J, M, Stevenson, principal of the Scarritt school here, dropped dead on a street car today of heart failure. He was born In .laspor county Missouri. He formerly was county superintendent of schools of Jasper county. DaliP tl rife IK Dead. < l!v ih.- .\s.j<K-,n|,<l fr.-s."! .\ssuan Upper Egypt Jan. 29,-^he Duke of Fife, brother-in-law of King George of Great Urltaln, died here tonight t»F PAV>n:NT OF MON. OK OVNA.HiTiNi.'.S. I IT NEVER FAILS. One peculiarity of "po.stal card ballots" Is tha:t the c.indidates favored by tliose wiio send out the cards invariably run far ahead of the opposition.—K. C. Journal, MILL HiOS RESOfflE RIOTS T>V1:NTY .STREET CARS STOPPED RV THE STKIKER.S, SPENT NIGHT ON ICE FLOE Pa.<.s('ngfrs Woro Rcuton I'ndor Siis- liii-lon of ileing S(rike.lir(':ilieri^ U>r the .Mills. Eight I'ooplo Escape Death in .Mls- ^issi|tI)i Klvpr. (U- til- AMS.M-int '^il Presst Wickllffe. Ky., Jan. 29—Right perilous, for whose safety fears were expressed last night wlie;; they wei' caught in tlir ice tlir.t choked the .Mi.-i- siasiiipl, landi'd liere today and returned to Ulrd's I»(iinl, Missouri. The party reached a river point two mile below here a<ler midnight. They had been in a terrific struggle with the great leu floes that continuously threatened to smash their boat. IJy iceeplng the craft between running currents In the stream Frank Jones the pilot, managed to ciude the floes, and when there came a gap in the steady stream of Ice cakes, he shoved the boatacro.-:s to t!ie Kentucky shore in safety, N'e.irly one hundred and fif ty passengers reached Bird's Point yesterday and when they sought to cro.ss to Cairo to transfer to another train they found the regular ferry service .suspended because of the ice foes jammed the river. Anxious t<^ cross, eight passengers engaged pri vale iioatmen to undertake the pas sage. TRISKETT TRIAL (ONTINIES. Insanity or Solf-Defonse May Be Hio Defendant's Ploa. fPy th*" A.ssrwintwl Pre>«s) • indepeniiencc. Kas., Jan. 29.—Cross- examination of a witness for the defense hy the state in the second trial of .A. A. Truckett for the murder of J. D. S. Xeeley. president of the Wichita Gas Company today aided the self defense plea made by the defendant. Elmer Clifton, of Caney, Kansas, tes tified on cross-examination, that Truskett had told hlra that Xeeley had made a motion toward his hip pocket and he had shot, believing Xeeley Intended to kill him. Clifton asserted that he believed Truskett was insane It the time of the shooting. OHIO PREFERS CHA.UP CLARK. Progrosslre Domocrals Assort That Harmon Won't Do. (By thP As.iiiclateil PrPH.O Colun'bus. O., Jan. 29.—The Progressive Democratic League of Ohio today Issued a statement which de- c'ares that Governor Harmon is out of harmony with the progressive inoven;ent and, calls on the Democrats to nominate a "progressive." Tlte Htafemcnt cays: "it was Chamii Clark's leadership which aroused the entire country against the I'nyne-.Mdrlfh tariff and carried Ohio for us In the fall of 1910. If any man Is to be nomlont- ed for President on the tariff qiieatlnn that n:an should be Champ Clark or KOire 'Other Democrat who was In Cnnrres .H at the time of the sttccess- ful fight on the Payne-AIdrlch tariff bill." WHITE SLAVER TO THE PEX. Bert /clonski Ghen u Flrp-Yoar Term at Leavenworth. Chicago. Jan. 29—Bert ZeT^nski was sentenced to five years In the federal nrlson at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, todsy for violating the Mann white t'avery law. Woman a Hor^ererl Ch'-iagn. Jan. 29.— Mrs. Reno B. .Morrow, indicted for the murder of her husband, surrendered to the sheriff today. ll'.y th<> Associat'd Vri-xi) Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 29,—Serious rioting occurred today wiieii a crowd of striKers aitempteu to prevent operative.^ from entering the various ;e .xtilc mills lo resiiiiic work. In ni;- u .erouK cases llie strikerK were suc- Lcs.--iiil and ilie lultls lliat ri -oiicneil were jiide to opeiato oiuy on a reduced scale. Several iier;-:on.s weiv- seriously iiijc.red during the Irouh Till' rioters held up some twenty elec- iric cars heailed in the direction oi tlie lullls. forced the p .-issengerH n- leave the. ca<'a and then assaiiltnl (lieiii in the belief that lliey weie Mtrlku-breukers. lioitles and lump;) of ice were thrown In llie car window.s. •Ihe rioting b<'gan an I.our before tli.j opening of the mill gates. Tlie n.(.^) was composed mostly of foreigners, many of them women, wlio cheered the men on. Tlie police were powerless to end the disorders. P^ntrancj into the mill district by the marcl:- ers was prevented by the uiilitia. THE STEEL TARIFF REDUCTIONS MAKE THE HOUSE FUSSY. A POSTOFHCE REVOLUTION NORRIS WOULD AROLISH DEPART .MEXT COMPLETELY. IVitslon Kill Reported Carrylngr 1150,. tlOIVKN) itiid will Have Right. of'Way. (Uy the Assorliiled PrcMd) Washington, D. C, Jan. 29.—The House today took up the Iron and steel .schedule wiiere It left off Saturday at midnight. The firsj amendment, ofler.'d by Ijongworth {Rcpub- lican), or Ohio, was to eliminate machine tools from the free list. It was defeated by a vote of 13C to 72. The Democrats of the House this iifternoon were struggling to bring the steel revision hill lo a rote. They were able to defeat all offered amendments but bad not been able to pnt through a rule shutting them oft and the Republican leaders fairly bombarded the Speaker's desk •with sug- ges'cd changes in the measure. The inuica'ions were that the bill would not pass until late in the day, or at the night session. Postmasters, Look Here! V.'ashinglon, Jun. 29.—A ten-year term for Postmaster General, the elimination of the entire postofflce department from politics and the appointment of all postmasters by the head of the department Instead of by the president, was proposed In a bill' introdiiced today by Representative Xorrls' of Nebraska. Appropriation Bills Up. The army appropriation bill carrying isa 534,000 and the agricultural appropriation bill with »16,B36.97B were today reported to the House. The pension appropriation bill also will be reported and probably will have the right-of-way, carrying about $150,0(10.000. The army bill ahowf & I reduction of $3,500,000 and the agrl-' I cultural bill Is $1 ,063,000 below lait year. RAILROADS HAVE RHJHTS. J'ho Intcrstafe Comniorce Commission Says So, .\nywaj. (I'.y th- A.-i-iicIated I'ii..s.s) Chicago. Jan. 29.—A wrangle marked the meeting of the railroad commissioners of seven states and Chief Ii^.^amincr George X. Brown of the .suspension committee of' the Inier- 3tate Con^merce Commission here today when the new- tariff schedule cre- :ited by the railroads In western Jitates came up for discussion. The railroad commissioners finally left the meetinig. The trouble started when Commissioner Clifford Thorne. of Iowa, asked Brown to recommend a 120-dny suspension of the new freight schedule of the roads whihc goes into effect February 15th. Insufficient time had been given the commissioners to protest against the new rates, it was said. Brown was firm in his refusal to grant the request of the commissioners, and said he would proceed to hear the shippers' protests. , . . IOWA BE.VOCRATS MAY mi. l.aie Set Sac Cuinenliou to N'ame the National Dolegiitos. fity the .As-soei;itea Pn-.ss) Des Moine.s, la., .Ian. 2.9.—.\ Dem- ccratic stnte convention to select delegates to the National Convention will be held on May 9th. The stale com- nilttei; made litis aunoancement today. All efforts lo endorse presidcn- tfnl candidates were defeated. A suggestion of t,he national committee for u primary .••lection of delegates-lri the cmu ^ntlon was turned down. Icjjuijjnt SPEtTATOIIS WERE SEARCHED. Lorlmer Trial Renumed. Tbe Lorlmer Investigation was resumed today after a week's interruption liccause of the Illness of Elbrlge Hanry, Ixirlmer's counsel. Attorneya for the committee took the Senator ia hand to conclude the cross-examination. Lorlmer, questioned as to his relations with Governor Deneen and Clarence Funk, general manager of the International Harvester company, .s.iid he favored Deneen as Senator to preserve parly harmony. Oklahoma 's R. R. Rates. In the proceedings instituted today before tlie Interstate Commeror Com^ mission, the Corporation CommiBaloa of Oklahoma attacked the freight- rates of cotton bagging and cottoit ties shipped to Oklahoma from St. I .oul8, Memphis, New Orleans, Galveston and Texas cities. It Is urged that the existing rates are discrlmlua- ' lory and unreasonably high. II mm m mm Four Hundred Mancbos Dead After Two Armies Clashed. (By the Asso <^ted Prwl Sen Francisco, Jan. 29.—The Imperial army of ten thousand men, under General Chang Fun. was decisively defeated by tbe Canton Republican army under General Wong_ChIng, near Ku Chan yesterday, according to a cablegram received today by the Chinese Free Press. Four hundred Man- chus are reported killed. The Imperial army retreated to Wong San Po. Wong's army, which numbered eight thousand, captured the city. QC Chi .Mark In Shantung province. BIRTHS EXCEEDED DEATHS. To .\Hs Court Took No Chanros Willi llio Croivd ii( .Moil. IHV the A-tiiolnl."! I'r.-wt) Fort .Worth. Tex., Jan. 29,—\B the s)icctatr,rs entered the court room to' hear the trial of John R<'a! Sntad.i accused of tbe nairder of Captain A G. I'liyce today, they were searched for Weapons. There was no disorder a.nd no woapons' were found. It wa.< onnouiiced sfvernl di'ys ago that all spectator:! v.ou!d be searched. MISSOURI TO AID CHINESE. Kansas (ialnK In Popniation by >'atfre Inrrease. Topeka, .Ian. 27.— That there 18 no race suicide in Kansas Is shown by the birth and death reports made to thd register of vital statistics of the state l;(.arit of health. The law has been la • Trcct ^lll'•e September, and the four moiitris on which reports have been received show the birth rote la Kansas to b^; eighteen for each 1,000 population and tk^ death rate nine plus for each 1 noo Inhabitants. That makM. two births to one death. The deatb^ figures are practically cotnplete, but the births lack about 25 jjfer cent or being total, according to W. J. 'V. Deacon's reg'..iter of vital statistics. FU.NERAL DELAYS A TRIAL. Goiornor Hadlov I«sres Call for Aid for Starving; (ftv th- .\.«.*>t-i:it«l tYfoil .leUeT'.on City. Mo„ Jan. 29.—In re- i 'imnse to a ic'fgram from President! Taft Governor Hadley as presldenfj rf tSe Mlsrourl branch of the Red Cross Society, Issued a call for the relief of famine sufferers in China. . Chif ago Puckers Case Went Over "tJU This Afternoon. rBv tnn ABsociated Preos) Chicago Jan. 29.— ^Judge Carpenter adjoui^ed the early session of court in the packers' trial today to allow :^e defendants to attend tbe funeral - nf Mrs. A. H. Veedar. wife of oaa of' the counsel in the case. The trial is scheduled to be resumed tbla afternoon. i

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