Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 3, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Thursday, October 3, 1907
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TH. IX. \«. 408. Whole No. 6S78. ED f ULLER CONFESSED WAS CAPTIRED AT RI( II HILI LAST MfillT. FULUB ADMITS HIS GUILl SAYS MACHiNF. IS iiinni:> I> TIMBER NEAK Al.ICEVII.I.i:. Officers Creed, Boatrigbt and RollinKei Ito Smooth Work—Prisoner to Arrhe Tonight K (l Puller lias hoen caught. Kilhi'i lasi iiiglK or oarly this morn log, StiPrirr (' (» Hollliiger and P< llri>inaii .Tiihn .1. ('r»'i'<i arrested him a; illfh Hill. .Mo., ami hf ronfessod to tal Itig tJr .Mir<-h>>ir.s .'in'to ami told thpn whi^ro Ih*-)' roiilil liiiil li. If KiilU'r*! - .'•.tJir .v is iriic tin- iii :K -Iifii<' is coiH 'oal p<r in ihf ilt'n.s<> (liiil )CT iwciiiv-i 'iRl' inH.northwfst of 'lola near .Mice vii:i>. KnlliT has a(;rf <'<l to i'oni<> )< loia withont riMinislinii iiapcrs. ani the nfllciTs an' ilin' lo arrive wiili liin "thl.-? afiprnnn over iho .Missouri Pa c.l6r after which he has iironiised t« take I hem diren lo ihe hidinj'; iilan of the motor rar. From a jieriod r,f Uiiie |er-s ili.-^in at hour after ttie aiiio was stnlt -n : week aRO last IIUTIII. I'uller has lieei suspeeied of heiiic tue thief t 'onviiire( that iheir cine was iiRht. the oflleers have worked nnreasiinRly lo localt their man. Kul'er answensl lo ihe de scrtpiion of the man who called ai ant loitered around the paraKe where I)r Mitrhell's atito was kepi, who bouph: carhide and made inquiries as lo run nlnp a machine. ' Me answered lo Iht descriiition of the man who -.i day oi tt *'o before the rolihery lioui^ht an atili cap ai the r.lobe and who purchase! two fnaps of ilie slates of ani Missouri indiealinK that he wished t< select a route o: escape wiili the machine. His repiiiatioii ot lieins j thief sirenRthened the heltef it hia KuiU as did also the fact tha since ihe aiiio was stolen lie was no. seen here. In addition to this the olTicers se cured evidence which they are lor var ious good rea.sons withholding. Thi evidence although not made ptililic I. known lo have heen very shrewdly se cured and to he of great value in fer reling down the criminal. AfiiT nniiring work since ili.> da) following the rohhery, ihe odicers se cured information yesterday thai Fill ler ^^as lying in hiding in or alion nich Hill. Secretly and in iravelin: clcflhes Sheriff C. O. Ilollinger and Of flctr .lack Creed boarded the .Missoiir Pacific passenger evening foi Rich Hill. T This morning they lallet up Dr. .Mitchell sayinS that they hat their man in ciisiody; that he har' coitfe.s.-ed to Ihe stealing: told then- that ihey cou'.d find the machine in at timber near .Mici ville. and that he would direct then to the spot neon being brought lo tola Tells Hon He Did II. Aciording to FiilT^r's story he tool- the machine last Wednesday night drove eight miles west then north going direct to a iioin't four miles fron AlicevilU'. Here hp ran the fine nuicV In a hidden timber, put up ihe lop ant side curtains, and then went lo Lelloj remained in that viciniiy until Fri day evening when he came back t( loia. j>apsed through Cias Ciiy anr went on to Kich Hill. It is siipiioset that he came back here Friday inient ing to remain awhile in case he wa; not Fiispioioned. and then dispose ol the machine. I'pon learning ihai h( was the man wanted, he found it convenient to leave at once. This is thf story told Dr. Mitche.ll ihi.s morning hj' the local officers who took 1-^illei Into custody. The officers made nr mention of FullerHi saying that he had an accomplice, nor anything as to why he stole tlie machine or what he intended doing with it. ^ The greatest cndit is dii? the local officers for the •catch." Every day new clues were jiresented them. They worked out each and all of them. Oner on the right track they pursued It to the end. Coming at a time when the officers were busy working on th» Sapp tragedy at Morad'their time and att.^nHon was taxed to the ntinost Jaek Creed's C.'reat Work. OfflcfT Jack Creed possibly deserves more credit than anv; of- the officers. It was he who discovered the clue. Identified Fuller as "the'man in grey" who bought the carbide and loafed aronnd the parage. ; It was Jack Creed who dlaoorered that Fuller booBbt two mapa here a few dajrs SIX PAGES. lOLA, KANSAS, OCTOBER S, 190;.-THrRS^AY EVENING. SIX PAGES. PRICE TWO CEHIti THE WE.ITHER. Foj-erast for Kan.u«—Partly rlondjr ind raider loniirht, with showerH In .mill east itortlont Kridaj fair. Ha a recorded at lot-al office. 1'. S.',' V'eaiher lliireau. yesterday. io<lay and I SELL SHARES AT AITAR Xeltro « hurch Pnlpit I'sed as Mlnlnir Exrliani^e. 1 ye.' r ago: Yesterday. Yr .\go • P 111 xi; 7:'. • |i in X7 7:{ •• I> Ill K: • l>. Ill 7S 0 p Ill 7i; ^.^ 2 1 lidiiiglit .'.(• lav Temp. . . ss 71 Uii. Temp. . . . ci; 42 •re. |< 7 |> ni . It 0 1 Today Vr Ago a Ill r, r ir. ' a Ill >U ti: a. Ill fit AT, a. in i;.'! :>2 0 a Ill 1 f.S 2 nmui »;<; 7'* 'reclp. 7 a in 11;7 II cfoie Ihe ri ."..liery. i': was He wlio •lad • :i secret trip lo I'lnua the night oUi. Willi; 11 ,1. robbery aiul learned li .ii I'lillei wore tan shoe.'.; aii.t the \:i"l sliadi* of I'lolhi 's as diil the mail n giev. Ii wa .s he who found iln- vidt r .ci- whleli th.^ officers are witli- oldiiiK but whicli Is the final link n til'- chair of circuinstaiiiial evi- lence that imliici^d ihi> officers to have I warniiil Is -^iied f<ir K,l Fuller, eharg ng Ilin; wlili sfea 'inp tli.^ auto. As • i.o'iceniaii. .\ir. Cree,I has always •een :,l, rt, vigilant, eourag .'ous and •ni>r ,"flii- :iiid Ills w .irk in I his ease von Ilin: .i name as an anialriir detee 1V<' SherliYV Oilire Busy. Too. X;niI <>rshiM 'iff lloairiglit .-ilso did •real work on the case. H<. a.ssisted ind counselled with Mr. Creed on «'v- •ry st ";i lak-^n and his jiidgmeni and n.^rgy had UMICII to do with working )iil Ihe mystery successfully. Sheriff Jollingi r ab 'y assisted Mr. Creed and •ir. Uoalright bur his lime wav to a ^reat extent 'aken up widi the Moan niiinler ct .se. making it impossible 0 do th:' wo'k the other ofUcers did Ilr. Mitchell Jovial Today. Dr. .V- icliell wa.s certainVy a hap)>y nan when he receiveiT (he glad liilings! oday. The fine Bnick was valued' in j he viciniiy of $l,.-.iin. Dr. Mitchell oday stated that to the off'cers w\^ MT .'te,! ilown the criminal lie extend- d his appreciation. He is so leliglited over rccoveriu'-- his machine hat he hail nothing to say as to mak- ng .-ireniiotis efforts toward prose- ut 'n!; Fuller. FuMer Has Had Kep-ttllon. }-M. Fullers repiiiatlon In Hartford ind in Woodson county where hi. has :i>enf the greater iian of his life is ar from the best. The reporls from here are lo the effect that Ii.- has lien in numerous petty thieving icrapes and also a few more .serious •rimes. His family say that while he °ias a had r.^putation at Hartford and s far from being a good cltizroi he las been accused of many crimes he las i;< ver commliteil. His parents are •aid to be in the ciiy today It is aid that Fuller is in many r.^^spects 1 peculiar man. His people say that xcepr when in his cups he is exceed- ngly l ;ind to his wife and child." hut taiids reidy to do a stealing "joh" It any timr.. His immediate family ilso say that he has something of a nani .i for stealinir and is not prompr- >d by any motive of gain or money 'lakiii .ir. Fuller is hut 2'i years of age nd li.w lived at Gas City several noni'is. A belief that he may have been res- ons'Ms for the robbery of the-Am- 'rmau grocery store the night the 'Uto was taken is also growing. In his robbery |2."i was taken. That ;iim would iiavi. come In handy to a nan i,'o:ng on a long irip with an into. Dr. .Mitchell expects to find hi.=; machine at the place told of by Filler. He do.^s not believe that it will le greatly damaired by rain as but few have happened since the nachne was taken. Lai" this afternoon Dr. Mitchell deeded he couldn't wait longer to And nit whether or not his machine was .ving ill the timber near Aliceville as •^^iller says and so got on. the train ind started after it with the idea of nmniug the auto hack if he linds It. New York, Oct. ?,.—Wlillc a fer- v nt prayer meeting was going on last night in the .Macetlonia classroom, in lh<' basement of Big Bethel, a negro church on ^V'^»st Twentieth street, shar's In an Afilcnn gold mine were ,tion was so liberal thai nnnoiincemenl was made of an advance lo 2.'i cents a share after midnight. The ininlne luxiperiy staggers under ,ilu. formidable title of ihe Aikansii I'siiwar and Doiiiperr Syndicate, and i.« situated on the gold coast of Wi>si l.\i'rica. where the iribal chiefs granted n concession to a New York company, incoriiorated in South Dakota. .Mfred C. Cowan, ilie colored lawy r. }.s chairman of the eonipanys coiiiiiiiii<-e of exploitation. The ,\rkansii I'siiwar IVinipeiii pre s( Ills ania/ing piissibllll les. Wllliiiin II Siiieaioii, niiiiing engineer, who has jUM relumed from the gold coast, made a written r<'|iori ui the chair man of ilie bnaril. and baeUi'd II up Willi an oral de-^cr piiou of the lerri- li-ry thai made Coionr-l Mulberry Sel I<rs }i'i>)! like a li .tliile l .iliir. In pine- ei- ni'lilliit. Mr. Suiealon found tin vellnw melal llial panned from $1 to $1", per cubic yard, and he discovered a siiild bearing vein ftnir feet In width, nt till' depth of six feet from the surface. This was as iioililnc compared with Hie nosslblllt'es tif profft from vep- 'lablc luoductv. This exiract frotr Irs omc 'al report aroused I'e »ri \Ti .-<•» eniWiisia' 'ii a eongrecailon that filled Ihe chi::-eli trf the dnorr: • 'riir<e hiindi-ed l.'!i)n) .Tnil more rub li.-r i '."';can be |il :,nled ami ••iiliiva' <d wiih creal inofii iiiihn an ticre of oioiind. anil each rubber (ree In about five or six vi.;ii->! wlU produce frnir "lie lo tw <i pounds of rubber iier an 'iiiin of Ihe value of more than *" I: will cost from «>ii to %rM uor ner' • o eli-.'ir the laiid for "e ptaiilin!! of rii '>be>-. cocoa nil-' coilnn. '•.Mor.> :f ."fi''n tree« ran '>•" n'anicil iinou your pronerl'es with average space for other purposes The rubber and cocoa at the average of *2 ntu- tr'V for the two would pro •'lice iiirii-e linn fll.tdiioiM) per aiiniini for general ions." NEWS OVER THE STATE FEDFR1». nriLDINti FOR OTTAWA. loiieresKman rharlett F. Scott to In* trodnre Bill in Confrress. Ottiwa. Kas,. Oct. —Consressman Charles F. Scott will introduce a bill !n the next Congress to appropritrt«> t7 .'i.f >(0 for a federal building for OtU wa. Congressman Scott met" repre- sfflatfives of the Commercial club here today and discusser) plans for bringing Ottawa's needs to the atten- Xens of General Interest (Jallierrd From Our Exchanges. The corpse of a boy aged about Jif- teen was found on Ihe top of a Frisco rain when it pulled into Arcadia ye.s- erday. The engine was an oil burner iiid ^i is supposed that the gas from the oil suffocated the lad. .loliii Cooper, aged eighteen, and .'iiilh Smith, aged flfteeii. idoped from iheir homes In Haxter S|»rliigs yesterday ill Ihe automobile of Cooper's faih- r and were married af Afton. I. T, The ^M'lMuii is a son of .lohn M. Coo )ier whose wealth Is esliniaied ;)t |K(l<(.non. Atberi lleadliing ot IMitsbiirg has fallen heir lo ? left him by a rich uncle. Hugh Farrelley of Chaniife is being mentioned as a democratic possibility for gubernatorial honors. Since \. W. Harris refii.sed lo run. the democrats have been at sea for a candidate. W. W. Kaney. an automobilisi of Chaniiie. was "kicked" by his machine vesterday and his right iirin broken just aiiove the wrist. .Mr. Kaney was cranking Ihe auto when ii kickeii back It him. .Mr. Kaney says he luipes af- er while lo have the .nniiual so thai it will eat out of his hand hut that at present It is just a blr vicious. A .\eodesha couide who married too soon after having been granted divorces, have found themselves in trouble wjlh Ihe co'irls. .•\ii Ottawa man who jumped off' a iraiii with ills face to the rear, .got off with only a fracture of his right leg below the knee. .\ Strong City man got too gay with one of the tigers of ihe Se'.ls I'ore- paugh .show while at Olaibe and the ,'iger slapped him inflicting severe .voiinds on his face. •KOHIBITIOX NOT KEI.KilOX. Drinking .Men Ofler Vote Ajrainst Saloons. Snjs a Pennsylvania Cundidate. Pilisbtirg. Pa.. Oct. :!.— y\. H. Sicven- >on. the prohibition candidate for ireasiirer of Hentiaylvania caused con- ••ternation in the camp of the parly last night when in u speech at West Urid.gewater he said: • I was surprised the other day when > man twitted me because he had heard o fone prohihitionisi who sonie- :imes took a drink and of another who ;ot drunk occasionally. Some persons believe il is necessary lo join the church, sign the pledge and become a total absialner to beiume a l>rohlbitionist. ••.\ prohibitionisi Is one who voles 'he prohibition ticket. The prohibl- •ion party Is not a church or a total ib.Mlnence society, bni a [lolltlcai party. Many fail lo note this distinction. "W have hundreds of drunkards In Ihe mited Stales who vote the prohibition ticket. Why? Ilecause they are slaves ro drink and wou'il like to sei the lempiation removed. "The inconsistent fellow is the judge or perhaps an elder in a church who grants license-.^ for selling Honor, and the Sunday school superintendent wTTo votes for a licence party and yet do not drlng. To be consistent they should go at least once a week to the saloon they rote for and get drunk." PRESIDENT IN PAJAMAS Only Head and Shoulders Seen When Chesier Sainted. On Hoard Ihe Chester. St. Louis, Oct. 2. Afternoon.—It will not be known until tomorrow morning, when he MPCI reaches Cairo, whether or not St nator Wnriier will he able to get the lire>idenl on the Kansas City boat lo lie talked lo. Senator Warner has proiiii.ed lo appeal to him. • It will be tried, but il will he a doiiblfiil. issue al besl." said Senator Wiirner. '"Kvery lioat in the Heet has asked blin lo go aboard." It was 7 o 'clock this inoruliig when the presiileiil's ffeel reached the .Missouri. The steamers sailed I .OOi) feel apart. They mad^ a line three miles long. The morning was bright ami clear, and Ihe reach of the river a long one. s<i that the whole Meet was In full view at Ihe same moment. The hour was |IM> early for the jires- Ideiit, for there were but I wo members of Ills party on deck when the Cliesier began its saliile. The lietid anil shoiil- ilers of the preslileiit popjied ihroiigh Ihe half open i |o <ir. Through the glass It Was i-as) lo see President Hoose- vell's .illli.e. He enjoyed Ihe joke of being saluted While In pajamas. Wlieii the .McKeiizle came abeam with Ihe senalor.s and congie.ssmeii. lis decks were a lliitler of handkerchiefs and napkins, ilie passengers evidently hav iiig b I surprised at breakfaf ;t. Senator Wainer led Ihi' cheers, which wi -re lii -ard: tiood old .Missouri! Hurrah for ihe .Missouri!" The .Misoiiri anil .Missl.ssippi meet like the fork of a road. Instead of ubrupily as the Kaw meets the Mls- -•.oiiri. .-\s soon as Ihe jiresldent's boat came In view, two miles up -•ireaiii. the Chester, bearing Ihe Kan.•<as t'ily delcgalloii. started i >n lis voyage slowly. 11 reached the Mississippi as Ihe steamer .Mississippi, the pre .4l- .leni.'s flagship. The ensign of the l!lii <sier was dipped three times lo the Mag. and the salute was responded to by the whisife of the Mississippi. llein.g assigned to Ihe tenlh place in line, the Chester stood by while nine steamers passed, saluting each vessel in iiirii. The man at the stern post slowly lowered, or "dipped" Ihe stars and stripes till ihey swe|)t the deck. He held Ihetn down till the boats saluted had her own Hag dipped Then there was a race lo see which boat would get her colors lo the irii.-'k first. On reaching St. Louis, the entire fleet made a ciniuter move so that Ihe .Mississiiipi went all down the line. President Roosevelt this time was presentable. He gallantly ral.sed his hal as the flag of the Chester was dlpp<?d igalii to- hini. .\s a big vessel chartered by St. Louis republicans passed the Chester Ihey hailed Waller R. Dickey, tlie new .state chairman, and gave him a rousing cheer. DEMOCRATS IN THE AIR llrjan Promises Another "Imiiortanl Polltcul Anuouncenieut." WtishlugKui, Oct. :!.—An announce- menu was made here today that has given the Democrats a touch of that fe;'liiig which came over them after the >pe(ch .Mr. Uryan made In New York last year on his return from Kiirope. in which he favored a iKjIlcy jf national ownership of railways. Mr. Hryan is to deliver an address before a local educational institution November 2.'i. and the intertsling feature of the matter is that he has just sent word, in advance that lie will "have an important political announce ment to make" on this proposeti Irip lo Washington. All Democrats do not always agree with -Mr. Bryan in just what he denominates an important iioliticai an- noiincment and the natural result is that the party faithful are a little anxious as to what he is going to Hfiring this time. He gave the information regarding his propostd "im- IKiriani political announcement" in a letter written to the dean of the college v.-here he is to speak. Now the question is what will Mr. Hryan say? What is it that he re- „ards as an important political announcement? Is he to renounce, politics and place the nomination behind him? Or is he to sprmg some new and unexpected "\'ital issiia" upon the country? / Some of the leaders who nave become weary of Bryan and Bryanisra. assert that they hope he is going to declar.- that he is put of politics to remain. Others who cling to the be lief that only in Bryan is there hope, f<ar another lioomerang. ROOSEVELT AT GARID Mlver Trip Being Contlnned Withont Accident or Inconrenlenre. Cairo, Ills.. Oct. :5.—Whtii President Hoosevelt stepped ashore here at nine o'clock today he manifested every evidence of having spent a comfortable night on the steamboat Mississippi. He reilred about midnight and there was litle td disturb his rest except two or three tlemonst rat ions on the shore, which though violent while they lasted, were necessarily of brief duration. Here he was greeted by a great crowd and was given an ovation from time he landed till be departed for the south. MISSOURI PACIFIC NOTIFIED. Will Begin to Obserre Two Cent Fare Law October S. The lola Missouri Pacific agent today received notice from headquarters that the two cent passenger rat^ would go into effect on all of th( company's lines in the state on Saturday, the Uih of this month. The two cent rate per mile will he the niaxi- mnni as well as the minimum rate. This means that all round trip rates, excursion rates, half fare rales to clergymen and all special rates will he done away with. One of the interesting things about Ihe rate Is the fact Ihnt In Ihe interstate traffic a person cannot lake ad- Vantage of the two cent rate in Kansas unless he purchases a ticket to tht nearest town to the stale line and then.] a second ticket and lias hiK baggage rechecked. The lola .Missouri Pacific offlclah say ihai owing to the interstate commerce law, the Inter State Commission must he given thirty days notice before a change in Inter.siaie ratc.-i are made. This will mean iliat ilie .Missouri Pacific must charge al tin- rah of three cents a mile in Kansas for all Interstate traffic for that jierlod ol time. If a person should buy a ticket to some point 111 Missouri within the next thirty days, he must pay the regular rate of three cents in Kansas or elsr stop at Fort Scott or ."^ome other point purchase a new ticket and have hi.-baggage rechecked. The Missouri Pacific officials say that iif> arrange- menls have been made for the stopping id' trains .so.that baggage can b;' rechecked. LUNCHED WITH MIKADO The Secretary and .Mrs. TaH Keeehed Like Royalty. Tokio, Oei The luncheon tf Secretary Taft by the War m nist?r Baron Haga.shl, today, bmughi to gether a notable gjithfring of lapan ese officers who .gained renown in the recent war and olhor prominent I?aders. Sharing the head of the to ble with Secretary Taft wa.s Field .Marshal Prince Oyama. Those present Included General Marquis. Nodztt. .\dmiral Oku. Gombei Yamamoto. Gen- iral Cmint .Nogi. The .Japanese of fic.Ts wore a glittering array of medals and other decorations. The toast to President Roosevelt ellctod great applause and in reply Secretary Taft proposed the health of th.' ICmiJeror of Japan, saying that this great monarch showed remark able ability in selecting his aides to carry on the affairs of the nation. Tile .Japanese normally are lacking in display of emotion, hut Mr. TaftV Kpi ech of yest.Tilay evening conlinueR today a ihenie of anlversal con versa lion. .Ml the (>ditorial articles prais. it, and .lapanose merchants and pro f( ssional men say they rapnrd if a .«5 an official and final declaration. It had a lioiiyant effect on the bourse. Al! the newspapers publish pronounced trlbiiies to thfv distinguished Ameri can visitor, but the Hochi Shimbnn r:'grets that he has had little to say on the question of Immigration. BANQl'ET IS READY. Loral Lawyers Have Hall Decorated for Event Tonight. Everything is in readiness for the fifth annual banquet of the Allen County liar association. The committees have heen busy today decorating the Odd Fellows' hall and perfecting every arrangement for the sueeess of the banquet. The program will he carried out In detail as planned. There will be about sixty present including many guests from Woodson and .\llen counties. LltiHTXIXG STRUCK SCHOOL. LanTonvIllo School Building Slighflf Damaged. Lightning struck the belfry on the I>anyonvil!e school, htiuse early this morning during the storm and did possibly $100 damages. The lightning after tearing up the belfry ran down the side of the house. Fortunately the building did not catch fire. TREDWAV IS TRUANCY OFFICER, Representatlre From This District Was "Drafted" for the Place. nepresentativo J. T. Tredway now has "truancy officer" added to his title. County Superintendent Maude Funston appointed him yeaterday. .Mrs. Funston has for some time been looking for some cajiable jjerson to assume the responsibility of this office for the territory in the county outside of Tola, Hiimbojdt, La Harpe and Gas City. Mrs. FHinston learned yesterday that Mr. Tredway would accept the place and secured him. Try • Wnt 14. te tk* B«irtcr. BORAH IS ACQUITTED SENATOR'S CASE WAS SUBMITTED WITHOUT ARGUMENT. THE JURY TOOK BUT ONE BAOOT COURT ROOM CROWD CHEER.S VERDICT, UNRESTRAINED.. All Turns Out to Congratulate Hint—Connection With Lumber­ men Is Explained. Idaho, Oct. .1.—United States Senator William K. Borah last.night was acquitted of the charge of con- <plracy to defraud the government out .if valuable Idaho limber lands. The :;ase was submitted without argument UI the part of the defense, and the jury was out Just long enough to take one ballot. The verdict was greeted by cheers ind niiplaiise, which Ihe conn officers nade no effort to restrain. This dem- jnstrailon- In Ihe conn room served inly as a hekinning. As soon as the jews reaehetl the out.slde bells were •ling .ind the city flre department nade a spectacular run through the irinclpal streets, stopping eventually It the Idaho hotel, where Senator Bor- ih. surrounded by several hundred of lis fellow citizens, was escorted. .\ brass band appeared as If by nagi.^ and as the .senator reached tbe loiel steps played "Hail to the Chief." The streets about the hotel were block .>d by the cheering throng, whose thoiiis mingled with the screech of lie lire engine whistles and clang of ro.'ley car bell.s. Senator Borab hanked his hearers for their demon- ilraiion and the confidence they had rciio.sed in him throughout the trial. When trial began this morning fudge Whit.son refused the motion of ho for an instructed verdict if not guilty. Senator Borah took the 4tand as the witness in his own lehalf. and called on the prosecution 0 produce certain deeds mentioned iii •ouri in corrolioration of its state-- neni that he had guilty knowledge of land frauds. . "I never prepared a deed for any 'jptr.vmnn or trustee." said, .Senator Sorab. "I do not, and.never did, own KdoUai's acocUi::ofi8lock. in tberllteriMr Lumber coraTfwny. My compeosation has always been a fixed salary, and T never had any contingent fee or ihter' <>st whatsoever." Senator liorah .said he had been a personal friend of former Governor Stounenberg for years prior to the latter's death, but never was employed as his attorney. He became general counsel for the Barber Lumber com* pany in lito:!. As such counsel he had several conversations with Timber In- ipecior Sharpe in regard to reports of frauds and asked to bo informed wheii ver a fraudulent claim was unearth* •d so his company, which was a heavy purchaser, might he protectett The visit to former Governor Morr rison was explained by Senator Borah *-ith the statement that the Barber dumber company had purchased & luantlty of scrip and had prepared t6 itrip the section where tbe state had Onally decided to take up 4,000 acres. The company's idea was to scrip the 'and ahead of entrymen. Governor Morrison did not give him any specific nformation. As to the deeds going through his office. Senator Borah said that altogether 339 deeds had been so recorded. He bad nothing to do with any of the purchases; many of which were made ong before the liecame attorney for he comjiany. Nothing in regard to them was ever referred to him. His Inquiry as-to why the lands had Tieen taken In the names of Rand, Long and others, !]rong1it forward by the government as 'dummy trustees," Senator Borah said was answered by the company officers o.the effect that if it became known 1 corporation was on the field, the nrice of land would have been donbled. IS BETWEEN SIX MEN Tennis Championship for Singles to Be Decided Soon. ' The contest in singles In theVtennis tonrnaraent has now narrowed dowti until it is a battle between six men. Stover. Rodgers. Brewster, Owens, Roberts and Peet, to see which one will succeed In winning the single championship and the silver cup. The rain today will interfere with today's games and It Is very doufat> ful if any games can be played before Saturday. If then. The serol-flnalB contests will be Stover vs. Brewster. Owens vs. Peet and Roberts vs. Rodgers. In tbe games yesterday afternoon Roberts easily defeated McMillen, will ning Ihe first two set 6—0 and frr -1. Brewster after a hard contest, succeed -•d In putting Hale out of the c ^am- oion.shlp race. The score A —6. C— i4 ind a —1. Memorial Snadaj-. The Knights and Liadies ot Security win hold memorial services at^he A. O. U. W. hall Sunday at 2:30. Ho^. Oscar Foust and others will r .speaiir. The public is invited. By order of committee. •cfltter WtBt le*^Tfti.

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