THE CHILLICOTHE CONSTITUTION. VOU XIX. NO. 64. CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI. THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1908. DAILY EDITION. PRICE 50 GUNBY WEST, Loans, Abstracts, Real Estate, Insurance and Rentals, PR1IE FIRE GREEN TOWNSHIP SCENE! FEW ATTEND ICE MEET- OF DESTRUCTION. The Origin of the Fire is Un s v ••"" •«•«•• ' 'know But is Supposed to Have Started From Engine Spark. A fire which burned over hundreds of acres of pasture was plainly visible from this city between 5 '.30 and / o'clock Wednesday evening. The fire started near. 'Lake creek, southwest of Chillicothe, and went in a north- PROBABLY WILL BE WEEK j "'ENEMY OF VICE" GIVES ACTION AGAINST THEIR DEPARTS FRIDAY FOR ING LAST NIGHT. O^nly iAbout Twelve Business Men Met at City Hall to Talk Ice Factory Proposition. There were only twelve Chillicothe business men met A McKinley. the Kansas City man who is here trying to interest the citizens in starting an ice factor}', at the city hall Wednesday night The meeting was called for the western direction and was not (purpose of Mr. McKinley stating checked until it had reached two ibis proposition to the citizens in miles north of Utica". The origin ' the matter. As was stated m oi the fife is "unknown, but the Wednesday's Consitutiont it was supposition is that it was started ; the intention of the promoter, if by a spark from a passing Bur- the project was -taken ^up-^n tins city, to incorporate for $40,000. At the meeting last night. Mr. done is not known, but if will | McKinley stated that the business probably not exceed $500. men of the city would be re.quir- tington .engine, . The exact amount of damage Owing to the grass being dry, -the fire was hard to get under control; The length of the fire at one time reached over three miles. The blaze leaped as high as twenty feet in the air at times and it lighted up the entire western part of the city. CLAIM PRESIDENT PLAYS POLITICS? Constitution Spec-?,!. ' Washington, Jan. 23.—A spec- >--ial cabinet 'meeting was held today at which there were'present Secretaries Taft. Root. Meyer. Metcalf, Strauss and Garfield. It is understood that the subject discussed was a charge that the president had been making ed to take $20,000 worth of stock and that he would sell the"remaining $20,000-to people/out of the citv. After the company tiad FACT: ON NELLIE MARSHALL LEGAL VICTORY WILLRETll OF AUGUST 18. HIS TESTIMONY. LICENSES FAILS. GRINNELL IOWA. '. T. Hood. Who Has Been i Thaw Repeatedly Made Charges r j«dge Trimble Sustains a Demur- Was Important Witness Against •j_: /-»-,- i-^ ., , TT* f-i • n . r t I i*r- 4-*-i flio QftiT-rrocr T3<ati ti J-\TI TT^»- f R Tarl.-cr»n an/1 \A/iff» \A7tm Waiting on Citizens, Departed For Macon Thursday Dr. J. T. Hood of St. Joseph, representing the Redpath Chati- to Him Concerning Stanford White's Alleged Practices. New York, Jan. 22.—Anthony Comstock. vice-president of the er to the Sturges Petition, Upholding County Court. The hearing of the equitable proceedings brought by George C. B. Jackson and Wife Who Were Convicted of Burglary. Nellie Marshall, the white gi who proved a valuable witness in lauqua s\stem. who has been in j Society for the Suppression of the city for the past five days in-! Vice., was the principal witness tcrviewing the citizens in regard j at the trial of Harry K. Thaw to- to his company putting in a Chau- tauqtta course here next summer, has completed his work and departed Thursday for Mac day. He testified that late in 1904 haw came to him and complained of vicious 'practices by Stan- been formed and the plant in working order the stockholders w£re to give him five per cent in cash and fifteen .per'cent in stock for promoting the project. The proposition did not meet with' a hearty approval of several of the Im.siness men who attended 'the meeting last night. Mr. McKinley will remain in jtlic city for several dairying; to sell the required $20,000 worth of stock, and if he is fortunate in disposing of it the plant will be erected. .* .. V . -. purposes. A member where he will meet the citizens of that town. Dr. Hood stated to the Constitution Thursday that the deal had been closed and that his company would p-ut in a Chautauqua in this city for the next five years. The exact date had not been set- tied for next season but probably will be the third week in August. The St. Joseph man was well pleased with the encouragement accorded him while here and said that the people would be repaid when they witnessed the attractions at the Cliaiitaiiqua next August. Hon. W. I. Nolan Coining. The choir of the First M. Church have been successful in securing the return of the Hon. W. I. Nolan, America's distinguished lecturer and humorist. He will be remembered as one of the best numbers on the Chautau- ford White and several of White's friends. During the year that followed Thaw wrote to him '"several tiiiK-s,ancl was a freqiwm vis- declared void, which would leave itor at the vicc-pfesident's headquarters. Letters were read in evidence. They gave the- names of the alleged victims of "While in the famous-' studio and referred to White as "the '•' blackguard." The house. Tluiw"*"de.clared. "was consecrated to orgies and con- tioiled by six or seven criminal scoundrel^:" —.. "The lexers were new evidence in the case, last t 1 Ifm—were mentioned Jab when Doctor Ev- \vhat Thaw had -efforts to have of the cabinet had .cen requested to bring with him a list of appointments in his de- (j_ua program, and Friday, Feb. Jib. the dale and don't fail to hear will be here T. . - . but witne: Don t to rare t - federal appointments for political ' partmeut since January CLARK BROS. 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We want you to compare these with ..,.rs We know that quality being the same, these prices can not be beat. Remnants of-Outing Percales, ^^ * ^ 9 » nit^C* r T nt of Dress Goods, odd Ginghams. Embroideries. Calicos, Etc. i lot of remnants Dress Goods less than wholesale prices CLARK EAST SIDE SQUARE DRESS GOODS. i Lot of Dress Goods, pieces, worth 75c to $1.00. Extra special 5 OC at ans was'' telling said to him of hi Stanford While sent to the penitentiary. -j "\ di'd not want to kill the beast. V said Thaw al thai time. "but J? did 'want t-v have him brought to coiirt-ajid ty.ave his ads known. ''-IVovidence intervenc-d. however.- It was an a"t' of I'rovi- denc.q.i' -. .. , v _ r • < - 1 ' Thaw declared he had been ;hado\ved to Comstock's office. declared his men investigated and concluded he was mistaken. "When Thaw came back to see me the third time," resumed Mr. Comstock. "I told him I bad been unable to obtain an evidence, as the house on Twenty-second street seemed to he closed. He said lie would furnish me the names of several girls who had been there. I told him il would bi. necessary to corroborate their siui-ies and we talked the matter over some little while. Mr. Comstock here identified three more letters from Thaw. one having been received as late as AprM. iyo(>. two months before the tragedy. Room Like a Forest. Mr. Littleton read to the jury a communication from Thaw to Mr. Comstock written in Xovemher. 1904. It attempted to give in do- tail a description of the Twenty- fourth street house, with crude diagrams appearing here and here in the text. Thaw declared that one of the rooms was fur-. nished like a forest and that secret stairs led from it to the room e mirror. The reVim in the forest room was hard to find, the letter declared, and there was no escape for the young girls who were drugged. Thaw claimed that six or seven "criminal scoundrels controlled the place and that three or four decent young men who didn't -know of the- criminal acts of the others frequented the Sturges, attacking the validity, the case of the State of Missouri j .-'gainst C". B. Jackson and wife, [the negroes who were tried for burglarizing the home of John iier in the northeast part of the city in December, and who were sentenced to four years in the penitentiary, will be sent to her home in (irinnell, Iowa, Friday. The girl was arrested north of with the Jackson negroes brought to the city and lodged in the calaboose. Roy Cole, an- in granting twelve saloon licenses on November 18. was begun in circuit court Thursday morning. This is ihe case wherein the plaintiff alleged that the court v.as without iuri.>diciion to grant license's on the dav on which il did so.and asked that its action be the saloons without state county license. The attorney for the defendants [.'resented a demurrer, claiming aim my oilier things that the plaintiff was not injured and was not a proper party to remonstrate against the granting of the license because he did not live in the block in which any of the sa- Iii.ms was located, and that therefore he had not been damaged and \\ris not interested: that the petition did not that he I failure TO GO TO PENITENTIARY FOR FOUR YEARS. Negroes Accused of Being Implicated in the Robbery of John Gier's Home Get Justice. THE PRIZES MISS NUTTALL INCREASED LEAD TODAY. Two More Days of Voting Prior to Awarding of the Constitution's Gifts. C. B. Jackson and his wife,! Two more days.of voting now Waneti Jackson, the negroes ac-j^ left before tlle P rizes in the other negro evaded the officers atjitf. cused of being accessories to Roy Cole in robbing the house of John Gier, were found guilty .by a jury in Judge Trimble's court, Thursday morning, and their punishment fixed at four years in the penitentiary. The verdict was brought into court at 10:45, after the jury had had the case all night. The jury spent the night at a hotel under the custody of a deputy sher- Constitution's Popularity Contest will be aw-arded. The contestants are working hard and promise to send the votes soaring before the final count is made. Ethel Nuttall increased her lead today. Hazel Peniston came up from seventh the sixth place in the special gold u-atch prize race. The standing .in the gold watch special prize contest is as follows: the lime the Marshall girl and the Jackson negroes were, taken in charge but was captured the next day south of the city. Cole plead- id guilty to the charge of burglary and was also a witness against the Tacksons. The Marshall girl »vas fined for piace. Thousands of crimes have . been committed there and many felonies/' Thaw wrote, and added that there was' a little room, to which access was gained by a loor behind a picture. "In this room." the letter went on. "there is a valuable French painting of a woman and of pecupliarly infam ous suggestivity.'' On cross-examination District Attorney Jerome asked Mr. Comstock if he ever got into the Twenty-fourth street house . "No. sir." If you would like to be an Electrical or civil.engineer or an educated mechanic.it's up to you to get busy. Call at Richmond': barber shop and examine books and catalogues on above subjects Open, evenings. i^dy o: the court to count certain taxpayers affected the result ii granting or refusing to grant license: and that for this and other nasons the plaiuliff had no cause of action. Attorney 1". D. Kitt for the saloon keepers argued that the court had acted within its urisdiction that the fact that the court hat JMurned from November 8 .to November 17 constituted the No\ember 18 term an adjourned enn. whether the record was cor- •ecllv made up or not. and that .lie clerk had a right to correct his record with the court's consent. Attorney F. L. Arthand for the l.-Iaintiff said that the plaintiff ivas not arguing as to the validity f the licenses.but was seeking to iave set aside a void judgment iy the county court. "\\'e maintain that there is no ieense. because the aclion of the court was void, because it had no urisdiction." said Mr. Arthaud. This is an equitable proceeding i; which the morals of the com- r.unitv are involved, and any person who is a citizen and of legal ige has a right to bring proceed- ngs on behalf of himself and of Hhers. A daughter may bring H'oceedings for the protection of ;er father, even though he were consenting to the granting of the ieense : any person of the proper police court shortly after her arrest and iias since been -t prisoner at headquaiters. She stated Thursday that she was glad to return to her honie Following the rendering of this verdict, the jury was discharged for the term. The principal witness against the Jacksons was Roy Cole, a negro, who confessed to doing the robbery. The trio composed a party who occupied a vacant house near the city about a month ago. The attention of the officers was first directed to them when it was reported that they had in their custody a white girl. The girl, whose name was had Marion Brown. Emily Allen. Bridget Dunlavey. Mary Grace Seay. Byrd Patton. Hazel Peniston. Nora Coberly. and that she would lead a differ-! Marshall, claimed that she cut life than she had since she left.'been stolen from her home in Iowa by the Jacksons. She was kept here as witness against the negroes. The officers found goods which had been taken from Gier's home qualifications to (institute pro- thns seek to pro- Is of the eommnn- cdings may led the mora ty." : This pusition Mr. Arthand assumed after reading from a decision which characterized the unlicensed saloon as a demoralis- ing evil, he proceeding on the theory that the court having acted without jurisdiction, its whole iiciion was void and the saloons to whom license were purported to be granted on November 18 were really without license and being conducted against the law. The question of the jurisdiction .if the county court was taken np. The plaintiff's attorney maintained that the records of the county court at the time of its adjourn- ent of November 8. which was on the fourth day of the regular November term, did not constitute its session of November 1°. an adjourned term, but caused •esnilar term. (Irinnell with the JacK'son woman. SIMMONS - RANDALL. Marriage license was issued late Wednesday evening to E. P. Simmons and Miss Edna Randall, Ixnh of Meadville. They were married in the office of the county recorder by Rev. Murr of Mead- diction to consider these petition? MI: that dav. court after hearint; the Lfumenls at some th on both i. -> 34- 56. 7- The standing in the contest for the $450 Kimball piano is as follows : Ethel Nuttall, Chillicothe 40,980 Marion Brown, Chillicothe 26,360 Emily Allen, Jackson iO,47]p Ella Jacobs, Chillicothe ..7,960 Hazel Peniston, Sampsel ..6,610 Nora Coberly, Medicine .. 5,090 Mary Young, Wheeling 4,240 P.ridget Dunlavy, Chilli .. .4,220 Mary Grace Seay, Chilli .. 3,540 Mayme Gentry, Cream R .. 3,520 Daisia Lipke, Jackson 3,600 Byrd Patton, Sampsel 3,000 Mabel Jenkins, Monroe T ..2-360 II (HI Uttll L«iv\,ii A*VII»»^«*W»*JA«V"-— — j- in the possession of the accused. Nellie Reichert, Fairview ..i|4OO Cole confessed to the robbery and [Minnie Vorbeck, S. Vrecmct 1320 said that he had taken the goods the Jacksons, namiag them as to accessories. Eva Flenniken, Mooresville i;20O Gertie Marks, Chillicothe .. 1980 Imo Coberly, S. Pre<inct 940 I<na Plummer, Bertha Mantzi, Bitte River 8oc The sheriff of Grutidy county arrived in Chillicothe Wednesday: ,-_- ..afternoon with a warrant for thepldie Ferguson, Chi hcocTe 380 arrest of Jackson and his wife,! Bertha Bradtord, Ch.ll.cothe 360 jf robbing a! Rertha Gibson :l&o who sides sustained the demurrer to 'house in Laredo before coming to | the "plaintiff's petition, thus dis- this city. If the jury had released j term ot this court. _ mining the petition and putting | the negroes they would have been | State of Missouri vs. Arthur un'cnd to the proceedings unless '• rcarrested and taken to Trenton, | Green, et al continued. amended 'proceedings should be ! where they would have been tri^j John O. Lngman vs. Harvey ,,. 0 . 1111 ^ i'in the Grundy county circuit j Hams; motion for appointment of ' Tin 'court ruled that Rev. Stur- j court for robbery. | receiver taken up, considered by gvs was not a proper person to |. State of Missouri vs. Walter j the court and sustained and Jas. and the court acted within its jurisdiction by granting the li- at an adjourned term, that the sesr stitnled an adjourned term, that Count Clerk Shelton did not ex- liis right bv making the rec- confer to the law by inserting the words "for the purpose of holding an adjourned term." on the minutes of the session of No- vembcr S. by permission of the court, and sustained the defendants' demurrer generally: tints U-dariiig the plaintiff without :;mse of action. :i'. D. Kitt appeared for the de- Jones, defendant, being present in open court and it appearing to the court that defendant is under of November 18 con- the age of rS years, the punish- .. ,1: .,1 *. ^^.,, t-Vi-if ,ni<>,»*- t-i^r^tofnrp n^^fssed is COrfl- 1 it to be a continuation of the Upon this theory lie read the law which provides that an application for a saloon license must have been filed ten days prior to the first da} the court at which is considered; the contention being that the session of November 18 was a part of the regular term and therefore not the hrst day of any term, and that therefore the court was without juris- G. Littrell appointed receiver and bond fixed at $500 and on gratifying receiver ordered to take charge of partnership property. L-llVt^C^^" 1 -" i •-- y — —---•. [- - - C» * ^^ r.ient heretofore assessed is com-[ First National Bank vs. Jno. J . 1 -\ r"_ f T_T,-..-1 rvtt.1' ' ,»i-\c-*-f> no I/-I onrl cint 1 f\ 1C— muted to confinement in the Missouri Training School for Boys at Boonville. W. A. Triplett vs. C.. D. & Q. R. R. Co.. compromised and dismissed at the cost of defendant. Hattie S. Reedy vs. Chas. O. Smith, et al., ordered tl-at B. ?•. Gill and ex-Sheriff Ed. F. Daly. Hedges: costs paid and suit dismissed. H. J. White et al. vs. Ed. Beat ^ judgment by agreement for plaintiff for $60. Wiliam Narr vs. A. E. Norman : continued by agreement. The case of, Geo. Reed against the County Court of Livingston pay into the state treasury! for a writ of prohibition-was tak- i amounts due unknown heirs or j e-.i up by the attorneys and argued I t en • 1 1 . T 1 !- 1 receipts of unknown i before Judge Trimble Thursday heirs on or before first day of next: aHernoon. produce 'Northwest Missouri's Greatest* Store." McVey-Barclay Dry Good Co. announces The Special Discount Sale of Table Linens. It is our usual custom, during the January White Sale, to give a 'special discount of 10 per cent on Table Linens. This discount has been in effect since the opening dav of this "Great Sale of White." However, owing to the immense qualities of neuuhite goods, wash goods, laces and embroideries shown. We could not find space in the store for a display of the Linens last Monday. So far this week we have been unable to wait on the crowds that have come tor White Goods and Embroideries; consequently the Linen Section has been neglecteiT \Ve regret that we were compelled to disappoint many of our customers the past week, but commencing * * . '..•'.- ~~- - • Mondav, January 27, 1908. We will have on display by far the largest line of handsome Table Linens we have ever shown. Every quality from the 250 mercerized cloths, up to the fine Satin Damasks, -at 82.00 per yd., —»-'»• ~-~- * ~ —»-'*» will be ready for you Monday. $ i~ Val Laces—Matched sets, worth to 2Oc yd., on sale Monday at ioc yd.
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