Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 9, 1907 · Page 1
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1 TOL. IX. 3fo. 415. 1 •^^''K. 6S!S3. SIX PAGES. lOLA, KANSAS, OCTOBElt », 1M7.—IVEDXESDAI EVEMNG. SEE PA6E& PBICE TWO GBSt4 FATHER OF MAY SAPP SAYS SHE WAS KILLlD DDES NOT BELIETE STOBY TOLD IIV WUITLOW. RAZOR NOT FROM SAPP HOME WHITLOW CLLMJ TO STORY I> CBOSS EXAMINATION YESTEBDAY A Fake Buiuor (irrulatod La^tt Ni^ht Alwut Suk'ide— nUIUoir Hire Today. Accorilini; !<» a ti-U'iiIioiic lut'ssagu rfcolved from .Monm at three oclock this afioniuoii nodiint; uf a i-eusatloii- nl character liad dcvuiopod in Iho Sapp inquest which is being conclud- eil there today. Coi-oiier D. W. Held, founly Atlorney Carl reierton. Sheriff Bollinger aii<l tJie jiirynieii Ini pauneled y<>Mc'iiiay to hear Wiiltlow'H Mory, went to .Moran llils morning to hear the nUd lional e\ldence lu the cavo. AM the old Jury had been dis- misKed U waji neeet^saiy for nltues^cs wlio had tci .tiri <-il before that jur\ to reiH 'at theii hioriii:. Probably tlie must iiiterestln;; lee tliuony up to three ociocU was that of John Sapp, father of the -Jlr]. H told of being up town on an erraml when word "wras sent to him that hiv daughter had been killed and he hur r:ed to his home. He told of the manlier in which he foun(' the body lyin?. Mr. Sapp then testified that he was a light sleeper and had his daughter lift the as freonently by nifc.'.i: as ^^lll{low Fays he would have knov.n of it. He te.<;tified also that he believ cd It was an impossibility for a w»> man to have climbed up and down th. porch as Whitlow said she did to meet him. .Air. Sapp said on the stand that he, knew no reason vrhy his dangli ter should commit suicide and he saiil he believed the was murderjd. Mr. Sapp al.-o tcstilied with reference to the razor whifh was found on the scene uf the mu:dor. He said lie did not reco;jnii£e it a;: any that he- lOBged about the house as lils :azoi were in their accustomed place after the tragedy. He said that his daughter bad had a razor for about si.\ years but it was also found in its ac- eustothed place in a shoe bo.K after her death. Mrs. Sapp will testify with reference to the period of lime that e'.aiisec' between the niomen; .Miss .May lef. the house and the ;ime that the un- fortun^e Kir!;; criLS wpie heard, tn show that iluTi- v-as not time for a.n\ quarrel to havv taken place as Wliit- low says. Several Moran ptopln lesiilied as to Miss Sapp not being the kind of gir who would anan^e clandil'stlue nirei- iugs. esp3c ally at nit;ht. with a married man. It is expected that liie iii(|uest wit' not be concluded nnlil about four oclock this afternoon. The .-einimeiii in Moran as to lli<- luuKbT and suicide theorks i;- alioui ••vciily divjd-d. - After felling his stor: yeslcrday o' the Sapp tnige<l>. ri. 11. Whitlow un derweht a rigid cro^s <'.\.imi!ia(lon b> Count}- Attoniej I'd' r^on ami Cor oner Held. He was qUL -stioifii for id most an hour, but n< ver onee riiij h' in auV way depart from his originai story "that MIBS Sapp killed herseli. A\Tiitlow was asKc'l by one of the jTirors' if he uiiiani to say that dm ing these two ^-ears ii; wi 'ii.-ii 1 K' claim ••d the girl wsui infatuatt-d^. with him. he liad never made lier any advances or in any way returned iter affections. ' He replied that such was th • c:ise. He sa'^ he never tjjudied her IK'vson except to shake Ijands wifii Iter. He vaid that tin- gii*. although good looking, had no particular ai j tractiveness to him. He was tlien qucoiiiiued as to wh>. if Miss Sapp had no attractiveness i-i him, he met her in her own yanl ti -ii '-j and again by api>ointinent. He an swered that he was driven to it liy hir threat that if he did not come she would come to his house and carry out her thn-ai of suicide or do sonx- thing TJUb. making their reiations pu!> lie. He said she told liini. if lie a' tempted to carry out his liuention <•! moving away she would kill lier.'i.'lt in hi.i own do<jr wu... \\%<-n asked why he had not male liis; (;onfess:oi! Itninedfately after the ileath of Mis.- Sapp .lie said it was bocausr he kne'v that tjie story of tiu-ir relations nieart disgrace to both hi- family anil th-- Sapp'fanilU. and thought ""perhaiis j that ft would be better for both if the ' mystery were never e.\plained. l)eBie> Attempt at Suiride. alleges she favc h m in a fit of iTige recently. His story that she once came to his bam, struck him in the lace and took h.s g)Br:.-es and threw thorn away is Bupportc<l by his bruis rd face at the time and by tlie fact that a little boy found the glasses and returned them to Iiim. He is said to bs able to prove by his little boy tl-at Miv^s Sapp visited his house and tapped on the w.ndow. The story ot Frank Recce that a few evenings before the tragedy, he saw a man and woman quarreling in the ulh'y back of the Sapp residence answering to tho description of Wliitlow jind Mis.i Sapp bears out \\"hitloWs tale. There are those who believe his <*ntire story, including the suicide. b».-- lleving that the girl was d«;rauv;ed. if her infatuation was as wild as Whitlow says, her mental condition was not tlio best. There are many people, however, esjiecially at Moran who believe that it was murder. They cannot believe the Ktory that she was infatuated with Wlhltlow. Some ar? inclined to believe that WJiltlow was as much infatuated with her as she witli him, although there •s nothing in his story to betir this out. The Sapp family and their more intimate friends do not give any credence to the sulclilc thaory. They maintain that not sufllcient tnie claps•M between the time .Miss Sapp left .he Irouse and the mom:Mit they heard her cries for the controversy to oc cur which Whitlow describes. They also cannot understauj why Whitlow took the razor and ran away fiom the scene If it was suicide. Last night a rumor got abro;:d that Whitlow committed suicide. The reiKjrt wa.-- erroneous. Whitlow is at the jail and has regained his composure somewhat. A 12-FOOT GHANNELL ENGINEERS SELL THE BOAUD IT CAN BE DONE FOB MISSOURL FROM HERE TO THE MOUFH DEPTH OF TWELVE FEET SAID TO BE POSSIBLE FOB 1 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. I^nd Owners .Hung Uie Sborcji and Rallnnjs Willi Tracks to I'rotwt Would Be A>keU tu Help. ITS NKWS TO MK. GARFIKLD. The Secretary Hadn't Heard That Fruntz Is tu Haie a Job Under HIni. Washingtou. Oct. y.—.-V report was in circulatJon today to the effect that Judge Thomas Ryan of Kansas would n si^n the position of as.-istani secretary of the Interior and that Governor Frantz of Oklahoma would be appointed as his tuccessor. When asked today if this reiwri were irue. Secretary Garfield said that he hi;d not heard Governor Kraniz menticned in connection with Jud.ife Ifyan's place. He added that Tie did not believe th^ President had Frantz under conslder- ition for that appointment. Judge Kyan recently returned from New England, where h • si)eut tile summer for his health. His hi alth is much Improved, but it is said :hat he way be comiK 'lled to retire frnu th" interior Department because of Hi 'health. GlILTY OF WKKIKING BANK. K. N. Ford ('(i »Mlr «»>d Trial. After Third United States Snagboat Suier off Lexington, .Mo., Oct. 8.—A channel twelve feet deep within flv:; years— that's one of tho possibilities of Mis sourl river imiirovetnent. That depth would make the "blij muddj" navigable for any kind of a bout. It wu^ the chief question disciis!>ed at the session of the Inland waterways com mission on the Suter today. And \V. R. Dewllt. assistant to Captain K. H. Shulz. the engineer in charge of tho Missouri river, said It could be done in five yi'ars. if 4 million dollars a year was ^veat lietween Kansas City and the mouth of the i1ver. Of course, he said, the full results of that improvement would not be achieved for some y?ars after that. They appear to believe it's certain that the Missouri river luis to bo improved, these waterway commissioners of President Rooevelt. Wliat tlier art." talking of is how soon it can bf? (loue and how cheaply. They even look far enough ahead to discuss conditions that will arise after the actu^ work starts. Can the government expect co-operation from the railroads whose tracks are along the banks of the stream? Shall there be a'd from (hose whose land i.s inundated when the stream go?s on a rampage and whose property is eaten—acres of it every year—by the greedy river'.' Tliose are other questions tlio COIR: ml.sslonsrs di.icussed today. Dr. W. J. McGee. secretary of the board, sa'd last night tbat the river, destroyed 'ami land worth 1 million dollars ev ery year. It was.ip obtain information about fhetc things that the board heard THE IVEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Thursday: cooler tonight. Data rcicorded at local office, U. S W«ather Bureau, yesterday, today, and a year ago. Yesfdy Yr. 2 p. m 63 4 p. m or. C p. m 60 .s p. m 515 id p. m 51 12 midnight 18 .Max. Temp 67 Mln. Temp :!S Precip. 7 p. m 0 Today Yr. 2 a. m 46 4 a. m 4.-1 0 a. m 44 ..S a. m 5ti 10 n. Ill 6:: 12 noon 68 Precip. 7 a. ni 0 ago 79 SO ett 60 C5 52 81 52 0 ago 49 49 46 44 47 0 $400,10 LOSS BY FIRE NEW YOiqk STREET (AR BARNS .St'ENROF CONFL.VGRATION. THOUSANDS THROWN IN A PANIC 1 ROWDED , TENEMENT HOISES SAVED FttOX THE FLA.MES. One Huudn^ Electric Cars Boirned—Traffic Is Delayed Today. .N'ew York. Oct. 9. —Hundreds of lives were endangered, thousands of persons thrown into a panic. 125 electric cars destroyed and a property loss of four hundred thousand caused b.v a tire in the Fourteenth street car barns early today. Three hundred and fifty horses were taken out safely as a result of the burning cars The service on aTl town lines is greatly hampered toda.v. Hie Are gained great headwa?' and when tho firemen arrived the walls separating the bia structure from the adjoining tenement houses were smoking hot The occupants of the tenements poured into the strets in a panic. The police wore aa .bU3y attempting Ut control the — frensied hundreds, most of whom from Captain Shulz. Mr Dewitt and S.jwcrc foreigners, as the firemen werf Waters Fox. a civil engineer, who haslm fighting the blaze. U was not until Chardoii. O., Oct. if.—K. S. Ford was today found guilty nii one count on ,111 indicimeiit which charg.'d him with wreckin;; a bunk In Hurii'ii. Ohio, whh'li faili'<i four years a;;<> for .i million and a (|uarler. This is Ford'. ?hiid trial. ELDORADO MINISTER DEAD. Rn. .M, Blair .Snrrumif<-(l to Ueari TroDhlP While Tra^rtln?. Ciiiciiinail. O.. Oct. llov. .Marcellus IJIalr. of KIdorado. Kas.. wa.^ found dead in a sleeping ear bi-rth ai' ter till- train arrived h'-rr from th- east this morning. He was re;urnlug from a visit to his father at Clarke burg. West Virginia. His death w-a.-? due to heart trouble THE CONDITION OF (iRAIN. r. .s. Agricultural Department Prc- vnit-i OlUcial Repurt. Washitigton. Oct. 9. —The .igricu. lural Deparllii?*nt today rei>orted tin- condition of corn on October 1st at 7S per cent. The average yield of spring wheat is 1o buhela per acr.- Tho iiroduciion of spring and winter wheat combined is about 625.."i67,00" bushels, compared with 7 J 5.:; D 0.77 IJ l.ushels as estimated for a year ago. The average yield of oats 1= about 2:{.5 bushels per acre. TO HUNT A BEAIL I'roideuUal Party Started Out fur Big Game Today. Siaiul.oul. IM.. Oct. 9.— President UfKjsevelt and his party started oui ^^„., - ^. . this morning In search of a bca;-. The When questioued about his attempt • wtather conditions are favorable and at suicide ni>:lit before lasC-while en route w'th the office;s iroui .Alora-i to the Jail he said that he did not tak • woo <r alcohol Willi '^uiciijal intent but took^it In a mixture of medfcine as a rtniedy for sciatic rlieuniatlsni. Th- Jury was dismissed at 4:1.-. until 9:0'J o'clock this moniing. to gO;to Moran and lake the rest of the evidence. Is Whitlow's story true that Mlb^ Sapii was not murJ«^ied but: took her own life? Th .'s 's the question which is tgday being discmssed by groups of people ou the street, in.- busbies'? bouses and in family circles. Wliit- low's is a aensatlona] story 4nd offers an opportunity for much B|>eculatlon. Tliere are f»w people who doubt hW stor^ up to the point wher^ he vayi- slie -took her own. life. That i«he visited lilm secretly at bis bouse'.and that he called s«ieiietly at hers and that their reIatio|ps extended or^r a long per^ bnt iew donbt ilis hand sUli weatn the acar from a raecr cut be the guides are certain big game wi I je scented. Pre:; jaeve—Js In e.\celleut 1> -alih and If h. en for sport. Ileal« Fru.ll in Mi !i !>uuri. Siiri.igfield. Mo.. Oct. 9—The first lieav\ !'r09t of the season fell over Sprlngtlold and the Ozark region las' night. Vegetation was snipped bu: the corn is too matured to be injured. The Kciiiral sentiment which is ln- cal as a matter of course, today favored ("hlcasio as the winners of the series, on the sertnglh of a showing made In yesterday's game. It was figured that Chicago had shown a better batting abilitv and ran the bases in a livelier ftshiou. X man and a woman, both wel: known, quarreled violently on the streets toda>'. "If you hadn't the a*".vantage of wearing skirts," tlie man Bald, "I woiUd slap yoiL" studied the Missouri river navigation iiroblem. Mr. Fox said last night that it would take five years to do Ihe worli. Today Mr. Dewitt iliffero<l. Willi a working plant costing '-i million dollars, the Wf >rk could be don in five years, he sai<i. It wouldn't cost much mom to do the work in that time to drag it along season after season. .\nd conshlerlng • that •l:o Imtnovement would save the people of the West millions of d(dlars a vear in freight rate reduction': 1 would be a whole lot elieaiier to do It qnickly. .Mr." IVWitt gave estiniHte.s of th' cost of different kinds of work and of Ihe c(>:<t and acei-sslbility of materials "iicb us willows and stone. He gav< |i as his opinion that the best and '•Illy sure means of Improving the rlv .-ir i»ern>anently was l>v hiiildinr un ':«oiie banks along n channel i>f per "•anent width nnd fheu revetting • hem. The cost of the whole project, he said- would be 20 million dollars at •In- most. fiiiiiuin Shulz corrobratcd what Mr. D'-W'tt sa'^_^an<I elaliorateH some "O'lits for thfT commission. Captain A. J Spabr and the p'lots. Edward Baldwin and William Keith, will be isked to give tlie commiss'on some in- 'orniation at » meeting latiT. It was deciiled this morning that a telegram should be sent fron' here to Tefferson Citv informing Governor 'oseoh W. Folk of the probable arrival of the boat a I that po'nf and asking him to Join the commission. F.S. JACKSON HERE Altorat?" General Will Addrvs!> Conference at La Ilarpew .Mtorney General Fred S. .lackson will address the Ottawa District conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, which is in session at I-a- Harpe, this evening. This lecture promises to be one of the most Interesting of the entire conference. Rev. Small, who for so many years iiaveled with Sam Jones, is sciiednled to lecture this afternoon at three o'clock. .\ great many Tola people were over at Laliarpe today to hear hliii. The., think it Is a great opportunity to hear the noted speaker. All the services of the conferenc-' have been well attend?d. A large number of out of town delegates an.' in the cit.v. (RAZED BY CHRISTIAN .S( lENCE. OAkrer Creed Called to (julet Jviin Andersou. Policeman Jidin J. Creed was called to the home of John .\nderson last evening to assist in keeping .Mr. .Anderson quiet, who It seems was temporarily crazed over ChHstlan Science. In an effort to pacify Mr. Anderson the policeman was struck in the nose by him. Mr. Anderson said Rod told him to strike the officer. Although Mr. Anderson was quite violent for several hoars last eveolns he is abl4 to be out today. several priests appeared and Implored the people to calm themselves that anything like order was restored. WOULD BCILI) NEW TOW.V. Ha>kcll to Interest Kenelick lu i3if\ ProiMsitlon. C.uihrie. Okla.. Oct. 9.—J. N. Underwood of Fort Smith. Ark., who has Just returned from St. I.ouls, states that (iovernor^'lect C. K. Haskell is trying to revive tho scheme of build lug a town on the banks of the Potcau 111 the new state just across the lln'.- from Fort Smith, and the construction of an inlerurban electric llni> to coh nect It with the Arkansas town. Mr. Underwood said: "(Jovernor Haskell told me he was endeavoring to Interest tho Keneficli Construction company of Kansas City in the onferprlsf. Governor Haskell was to go from St. i-ouis to Kansas City to have a conference with Mr. Keneflck.' One of the own'Ts of ihe property on which it is proiios«;d to build the new town states that the contract will expire before anything can be done, but that he is willing to make a new contract which, however, will not be as liberal as the old one. providing tie iiiterurban line is built to tlie townsite. THEY ARE AGAINST IT ANTHONY'S DIRECT PRDTARY IS NOT IN F.VYOR. "TOO EXPENSIVE" SAYS NATION PRODCCES FACTS AND FIGCHES TO BACK ASSERTION. Railroad Cummissluuer Ryan lu Accord With Congrcssniau—When Anthony Was on Other Side. WANT CAPTIRED CANNON. Reiiuvst of Kan>as holdlcr.s Made'by Kansas City. Kas., .Men. Washington, Oct. 9.—The Kansas Soldiers" Memorial association wants a cannon moiigted in front of Its proposed soldiers' monument in Kansa.-City. Kansas, and has applied for one to the navy depariinent through Senator Curtis. E. F. Heisler. Kansas City. Kas., is the moving spirit in the matter. Recently he found a cannon at Newjiort which was captured from the Spanish army at Santiago. U wa? Just the one wanted. He laid the mailer before the Kansas soldiers' associations and the} made ajipllcatlon for that particular gun. Secretary of Xavy Metcalf told Senator Curtis today lhat if It wen possible the gun would i>e turned ovei to the Kansas association However if for any reason this particular gun cannot be disturbed, then the navy department will give the Kansas association its choice of eeverui other captured guns. FIGHT STRIKE FROM NEW i'ORK. Tcleirraptaent' Deputy National Presl- deut Resigns—Small Takes Charge. .New York, Oct. 9. —Percy Thomas, deputy national president of the Telegraphers' union, has resigned and National President Small announced that he would make his headquarters here and conduct the strike of the tel egraphers from this city. Mr. Thomas's resignation is reported to have resulted from the action ol President Small at the-strikers' meeting yesterday, in declining to indorse the local union in Its move to call out all leased wire operators whether under contract or not. Topeka. Kas.. Oct. 9.— Congressman Dan Anthony will not get much sup- lM)rt from stale oflVcers for his plan to nominate the republican state ticket by direct primary next year. Secretary of State Denton. Stale Auditor Nation and State Superintendent Fnir- clilld prepared replies today to Anthony's open letter calling for ext pcrsslons from them. The governor has always leaned toward a direct primary but he has Aome serious doubts about the efficacy of nominating the candidates in that manner next year, both as to the cost and the results. Denton, Fairchlld and Nation are flatly opposed to It. Attorney General Jackson is away from the city and while he has been reserved about saying anything on the subject he is generally counted upon as against the Idea of a primary next year. Mark TuUey, suite treasurer, says that he is against a direct primary. He does not know when he will reply to Anthony. Pri,marip» Too Expensive. State Auditor Nation went Into the subject very thoroughly and he conclusively shows Congresanian Anthony that he expenses incident to a stale wide primary, and these expenses apply absolutely and solely to the actual outlay for cash for the holding of ihe primaries themselves, as S43.ft .S0. Then Mr. Nation shoves home this sla.gger- ing figure in this pointed manner: 'There is only one way for the state committee to meet this expense and that is to assess the candidates. This expense would make tho office prohibitive to a man of ordinary means." Mr. Nation also touches up, .Anthony's argument that the cost ot running the primaries in the First district was a very small sum. and hold ing that up as a reason why a slate liriniary would not be expensive. Nalon tells Anthony that there was only one candidate—Anthony himself—and that the "picking was eas.v.'" Then •Nation tells Anthony to call upon Charley Scott and Henry Allen for a statement of exi>cnscs of the congressional primary which they had in the Second district, and see if they call the outlay of hard dollars a mere "bugaboo," and publish their answers along with the rest of the replies he has asked for. Not Wke, Says I'atrcblld. Slate Superlntondcat Fairchlld says: "I do not brlifve ihai it i.-> wi.-e to ask for a primary for the reason that such a move of nomination cau only he conducted at great cxiiense <o 'the candidates. To have a s?ate primary at all in the absence of uny law governing it means that tho action of »ach county must be voluntary sub- 5cripfionb. Na'urall.v ihe caudidate." will be assessi'd for the larger part of the expi-nses. WTiile in some counties, no doubt, men could be found who would give their services at the polls without charge, nevertheless in a great many instances' usual prices would necessarily be paid for snch work. Again the printing, taking the state as a whole, will mean a very considerable item. Candidates for local offices would be unwilling naturally to share the entire expense ot their/«ounty, since the names ofcan- dida)fes fof state and congressional offices would appear on the ticket. Any ordinary amount assessed against state officers would mean in the aggie gale a considerable sum of money." S. C. Crummer, now a member of the state tax commission, but formerly chairman of the republican stale central committee, received one of \n- thony's leiers. After Crummer recites that liy virtue of his office he is now out of politics, he still saves a little space in his letter to remind Anthony that time was when the young First district congressman was hot against a direct primar.v. Crummer refused to make public his letter. CY LEL.VND TO ANTHONY. Asks Some Pertinent Questions of the Con ^resHman. Topeka. Oct. 9. —Cyrus Iceland last night sent the following leydy to Congressman Dan Anthony regarding a direct primary in the state next fell: •1 have your letter in which you 'tsk me if I will lend iiiy assistance and suiiport to the movement to have the nominations for congressman, state officers, etc.. etc., named by a direct primary. I wish to ask you why yon leave out United States senators! This la the most itnportant position and the one that people desire much more. 1 think, to vote upon than upon tho whole state ticket combined. I believe in primary election from Unit ed States senator down to the lowest office to which the i>eopIe elect and also that next year Is the time to have the primary so that the people will show by their interets that they desire the primary svstem in nominating all their officers. Your use of the word congressman is not construed by me to include United Sutes senator because if it was so intended you should have b««n more ezpUeit la order tMKt THE MARKETS. Kansas City. Oct. 9—Cattle, receipts 13 ,000. Steady. Native steers $5.Q0# 7 .00; stockcrs and feeders M.O(J@ 5 .00: cows and heifers 92 .10@5.25: bulls |2 .50@3.75: calves <3.25©6.aO. Hogs—Receipts 8 ,000. Strong to five higcr. Heavy |C'.05@6.2u: packers ftf.I5@6.40: pigs and light $6 .20e '6.50. Wheat—l>ec. 9S%: .Mav $1.03%: cash No. 2 harj $l.i.tlCi?1 .0 'u^: No. 2 red »1.03(a$1.04. Corn—irregular: Dec 53-"».i: May 5r>i^: cash No. '2 nii.xiHl COC'Cl; No. 2 white GO. Oats—Higher: No. 2 white 50 «4$? 50%: No. 2 mixed 4S>4. Rye, hay, butter and eggs all unchanged. Wbeat receipts i;! cars. It should be so underritood. Some candidates object to the expense. This. I think. Is only an excuse to offset the direct primary. I believe that the primary can be held under the direction of the county committee and that each county bear the expen.'-e of Its own primary. I believe the assessment made against each nominee Should lie used only In the campaign election ticket." for the of the whole r^piibliCyU NO FEDERAL CONTROL Bryan Declares RoosoveltN Plan Is Erroneens and Ihui(;erou!<. St. I.ouis. Oct. 9.—President Koose velfs idea of centralized federal control of corporations, as outlined in his speech in St. Louis last Wednesday was attacked by William J. Bi^yan while in the city yesterday, toi address a meeting at the Central Y. .M. C. A. ^Ir. Bryan declared that Mr|. Roosevelt's iwsition uc| only was erroneous but was dangerous because it wou'd remove control, he said, from the state-to the nation. The atlorney general memorial to congress adopted in St. Louis last Monday, for the limitation of the powers of the lower federal courts in suspending state laws, reflects the sentiment of the i)eople. Mr. Bryan said. Of the twenty attorney generals in convention here, sixteen were republicans. Mr. Dryan denied That he intended to announce at a dinner in Omaha December 7 his acceptance or lejeclion of the candidacy for president, or to express his favor for Mayor Tom Johnson <>f Clperlaud. "Tlie dinner will be purely a social affair." he said. •\\1ien will you make an auuouncc ment?" he was asked. •I have nothing to say ou that, point just now." In discussing .Mr. Roosevelt's speecii in St. Louis, .Mr. IJrowii said last night: The president's position. Instead of adding a national remedy for coriKira- tion evils, to existing state remedies favors substituting a national remedy for a state remedy. "Uy national incorporation, bf- would weaken the jKiwer of the state do not believe the people will sup- liort Mr. Roosevelt's iKisition. "The peotile arc with the .ittorney general's idea on the subject. The president and the atiorn'-y jr'.-ncfah; IcKjk at the situation from opposite standpoints." ".Mr. RooDcvelt's •constructive jurls- nrudence,' I take to mean a change in the constiution I'y consiruction which method is much "-asier tliau bj amendment. "There is no parallel bet«f-cn thr national banking system and tlic railroad situation, as Mr. Roosevi'It attempts to make. There is a stronger parallel between Mr. Roosevelt's ideas and the dectrines of Hamilton. But wo have grown aw-ay from the doctrines of Hamilton." In his address at the Y. M. C. A building. .Mr. Bryan said, while he vitally was interested In the scicncc of government, he was more interested In religion. He diverted from the usual addresF long enough to express interest in the present "lovestigaf Ions Into the ethict of raoney-makiug." Concerning the recent gifts of financiers to churches and other public institutions. Mr. Biyan said: "I hope the time is near when people will refuse lo sell their respesta- bility to great criminals in return for blood money." CONTINUE ON POISOX THEORY, Attorneys for Mutual Life of \. Y. Have Not Given Fp in Perkins' Fight I^wrence. Oct. 9—The lawyers on both sides of the Perkins case here 'n Lawrence were greatly surprised when they i-ead In the Capital this morning an account of the findings of the toxicology commission, as given out by Walter y. Cross, chemist, who Is a liiomlier ot the commission. 'Wille they at first doubted the accuracy of the report, they began considering the likelihood of having to conduct the suit along the lines suited to the finding of no trace of morphine. The attorneys here for the insur ance company would not say definitely what their side would d9. as the leading attorneys for the company are located in Topeka, but It Is under stood that the Mutual will contlnu* to contest the poUcy on the ..ground that morphine was naed. hot; that all trace of it has been dissipated from Hie body. Morphine, it is explained is a vegetable poison and tllsslpatef onlclclv from bodies In which It '.s placed. The company will have to prove Its Doison theorj- along new and rather difficult lines, and Iff distinctly "up against It" for evldencs. as ii had depended In larce measures upon the certainty of finding poison in .the remaios. WAS WARNED IN N .UU10W ESCAPE OF COLOJUOO^ GOTEKNOR F£OM DEII^ HE 6JS AN INFERNAL itAIWIK POLICE XELEPUONE STA'IE UOUSB Man Arrested Made CoBfes»le»--Mrf. .fat and KoasUe Aliw Becche the Life Destroyers. r1 Denver, Oct. 9.—Governor Hear/- A. Buchtel, Da \1d H. Moffat. presldent4)£ ti.e First National Banli. of Denver, nnd Charles f^. Krountze. president'«C the Colorado'Nat-onal bank, reqeited through tue uBls today inferiua.BUlp chines containing sufficient dynamite to nave caused great destructlOBvOt . lives and proi>erty had they bmi ML- • ploded. Fortunately warning had been glTea to the recipieuis of the macbtli^ Pp- lore they wert> received by CUeC oC ; Police Michael Delaney, who had obtained a confession from Keiiip~:.y. ii-gelow. by whom they were tnillfl^ Blgeiow confessed also that he^Mi*^ sont infernal machines to Lamwiee • C. Phillips and Edward Chase, littt these were not delivered todi^.'^ t The machtaies received by Meiarp. .Moffat and Kountze were turned over to the police department Thie -oqs ^i sent to Governor Buchtel was reeebred by the governor's private secretaty* Alfred C. Montgomery, who reauiined the wrapper and disclosing a box wtth a sliding cover. His suspicions.were aroused and he reported the inatter to. Governor Buchtel. who then itifoiligied hi mtbat he had been warned by Itbe , chief of police to be on the lookout for an infernal machine. °v Adjutant General Kellcy and 'Oin» ers of the police department werexaU cd In and the box-was carefully opened by them in such a manner- as -4o avoid exploding its contents. It was found to contain two sticks of idynattH. Ite to which were attached. foEes -MMl caps^and which were packed in Miek / powder. The sliding top was Uaed'. witb ^ndpaper and matches had tii ;m. placeid with their head§ in cotttt^: with'.the sandp ^r. so., they .^virald have ^n lighted if the box was opened in-the manner intended, thnsiia- , doubifdly causing an explosioi^vof the dynamite. The other Infernal machine^ were counterparts of this one. Bigelow gave no satisfactory ex- piaua^ii of his motive for sendlns the machines and seemed to have -no other purpose than to cause a sensation. On Sunday night Bigelow qotifled the police department that ha had overhsard two men talking abont a Huchtel and other prominent citizens; Buchtel an dother prominent cltizeiM, and that .Mr. Chase's residence waa^ be blown up. that night. A search 1& the vicinity of the Chase residence resulted in the discovery of a packaiEe containing fifty-ono ticks of dynamite. Bfgelow's story was regarded wtth suspicion and he was placed nader ut' rest Monday night. Today, he con* - fessed that bo himself placed the dy> namlte near Mr. Chase's house. Where it was found, and that be had sent several Infernal machines by mall. Had this confession not been obta^< ed in time to give warning to the BieQ to whom the machines had been sent those who opened the boxes containing the dynamite would .undoabtedlx have been killed. 1 1 4 I SEC.TAFT ISINGNitt Hearty Welcome by Tkerey's Bevn- sentatlve. , - Shanghai, Oct. 9.—Secretary ol Wllr William II. Taft and the members off his party arrived here today oni thfi\ steamer Minnesota, which Is conrey-i Ing him from Japan to Manila. The Chinese and the foreign residents «t Shanghai united in giving the dlstbr-, guisbed visitor the heartiest welcome that ever has been extended to a foreign statesman. , , This afternoon Mr.' Taft dedicated the building of the Young Men's Cti^ tian association. He made a l>rlef all- dress in which he said that the wcHtk of the association among the Chinese was a great step in ihe interests of Civilization, and he was followed by, several Chinese officials who spcdw in approval of the undertaking. At I o'clock the secretary was given an elaborate reception by the^ Chinese residents. This function was out of doers In a native garden. The decorations were most plcturesqao!. embroidered banners and a multittid* •if Chinese lanterns making the litv: den look like fairyland. The prooiot' ers of the reception were promUtaat Chinese merchants representing totft- five of the guild formerly in the liCbr- v cott movements at ^alnst AmetkfBt manufacturers. The change of ami* ment today was marked. A number of ^ prominent Chinese officials were vtt»<~^ ent; Horse ItM 3|ale Sale^ There will be a: public sale of horses and- mules at Green's livery batn, Humboldt Kansas. Saturday. OcMiber t2th. Twenty-five head of good hdrMS and mules sold on a; year's time without interest. E. C. RHODES. Fer kert aid Qafefeeat Befdli «M

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