Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 10, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Thursday, October 10, 1907
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VOL. IX. >'or^414. Whole Ao. SIX I'AGES. lOLA, '1 . .• KANSAS, OCTO^EB 10, IW?.—TIIU TIIURMDAY EVEMXl. SIX PAQES. SAYS SHE WAS HOME JIKV ASKED MHERE SHE WAS AT TIME OF THE TRAGEDY. FAILED TO IDENTIFY THE RAZOR ASKED m -SBAND AUOIT HIS CO-V DICT WITH MISS SAl'P. John Ilancr TeMitied Tbat Dt-ad Girl Acted Straufe'elj at Tlnii 'ii. The slur AVJIUOSS at llic Sapp iu- quost this al'iornooii wa.s Mrs. Sain ^\^^Ulow. Her tcstliiioiiy was iiuport- aut in tliat Mie was (luvstioiii-a voiv closely as to Jior wiKMoabouls al l\u- hour the tiaKeUy ocfiincd. In answei to a question, she said she was at home with the children all evening. One of the jurors sjild in this couucclion: •"Mrs. Whrtto*-, weren't you at the Sapp home any time the oven- Ui-A ot the tnisedy?" - •No. I was not. i was not a\va> from the house." The efforts on the jiart of the jury to get Mrs. ANTiitlow to say anything Indicating• thta she was present at the tragedy was unavailing as she In- alsled she was home with the children. -Mrs. WHiitlow was then asked it when her husband told her on the Friday afternoon proceeding the tragedy, of his relations with Miss Sapp, if it made her angr.v. She said jt did not but said that it worried her. yvhea asked as to wlieiher slic had asked him anything about his relations with Miss Sapp, she said she asked him two questions. She asked him wliether or not Miss Sapp was pregnant and his answer was. tliaf she had no chance to be. She said sh» also asked him if he bad been intimate with Miss Sapp and that he answered no. "Did you believe him when he said that?" was aslteJ by Conmer Ueid. 'I hoped that it was true." answer- id Mrs. Wliitlow. She said a nioiin.nt later tliat shv Old not know wl; •th-.". ;o believe liiui now or not. Mrs. 'WiiU'.ow was tlien shoAvn th<razor which wa?'- found on the soon< CI the tragedy. She said she hau never seen it bi>fore. Mrs. 'Wliitlow was stiil'-on the stand at fuur o'clock. John HaiHT. a jouiig man alKjui uiueteeu years uf age, was on thi hiaud this afternoon and ga\e te,<ti mouy to show ilia'. Miss S;ji<p had acted strangely at times. Ilaucr live: two dcors north of the Sapp home. Ip ills Icst^imony he stated that one e\eu- iug about Kui)ipcr time lie saw .Mlht Sai>p come out of the rear door of thi Sapp home anil walk around b> ih> bide of the house, lie said she wat talking to lierself and using gistiins 111- said that in gehdiilns she ralseii her hands before her and elapptd hei hands occasionally. He said she appeared to he very much in earnest. H< could hear her talking but could not hear what the said. Haiier testified on cross examination thtrl he had seen Jliss Sapp around ili?' hous« many times and had seen nothing peculiar about her actions. . '. Haner also testil^ed as to seeing t •man loitering around bis iijaner'si barn. Once he saw the man'itt the alley at the rear of the barn-and al another time in the harii. He said he did not accost the man. He said ht could not descril)e the man other thar to say he was of medium heighth. H< could not. on cross-examination, identify the man as \\'hitlow. He said tht man was about the size of MTiitlow. He said.that he had never seen anyone loitering about the Sa)>p home. Drs. Reed and Reid and Coffman were the first witnesses this afternoor and testified with reference to the autopsy held the day of ihe funeral Their testimony was praeiica'ily the same as given before the former jury to the effect that the autopsy showed no motive for suicide. The county officers have given up ascertaining the ownership of the blood-stained razor found on the scene of the tragedy so far as any record of its original sale by .the .Montgomery Ward peoide is cotcerned. Shortly after the tragedy occurred County Attorney Peterson sent the description of the razor to th« Montgomery Waril house at Kansas City (in the hope of getting some inforraa- |ion that WMild lead to the ownership of the ruor. The Kaiua* City house ijaatnAi ^-^mai»r to the. .Chlcmgo ftMM4idpb 't Patenqa r4««tr«d »let­ ter from them today. The razor with which iho deed was coiuiniited Is the "Our Alliance." The .\lontgomery Ward people in their letter to .Mr. rcierson say that they ceased quoting the "Our Alliance" razor in September, I'JO.'s and all of this make that they sold thereafter were a few odds any ends that were left over. In the letter the inference is drawji that the razor with which .Miss Sapp's throat was cut was |.urchased in September. l!iOD. or one uioiiih after the relations between Miss Sapp anil Whitlow began. It is not clear how this inference could be arawn as Iht razor might have been piirtliased sci- eral years before that or it might ;iave been among the odds and ends sol'' ifter that date. It is evident from the letter thai any effort to find the owner of the razor through the Montgomery Ward house must fail. In addition to the new irick rust from the blood stains of the tragedy there is what appears to be a rust that has been there for >cars. Thetnizor is also quite dull and a piece is broken out of it It is the judgiuent of several parties who have seen the razor that It has been out of .he supply house for tiiree or four >cars. Since the night of the tragedy it has been in the possession of foun- y .Vttuiney Peterson and is safely kept inder key in his olllce a I the court louse. Traces of blood on the blade It the Juncture of the handle and ilade can be seen. The handle is lark in color an'd of rubber coiiiposi lion. The blade is about throe inrhes oiig and three-eiglilhs of an inch ••ide. I.ellers of Inqulr.r. That ilic tragedy is denined to be- ome famous is evidenced by the fact hat County .\ttoriioy Peterson has eceived many letters offering siigges- ;on as to tlic solution of the nsyner.v. The letters are not all from the luor- •idly curious. Several prominent pco- le in this section have written to Mr. 'eier.son expressing their theuries. )ne from a very prominent man in •.^gal circles in a neighboring county •xpresses a beUef that from the na- ure of the cuts, as ho has nader- >tood tliem, suicide would be an tm- ossibllity. Another writer advances he theory, that Whitlow or Mrs. Wliit )w should be investigated carefully, .mong the letters received are some rom mind readers who offer to come 0 lola and solve the mystery. In ad- itioii to receiving many letters- eon- erning the tragedy. .Mr. Peterso:» and Iso Sheriff Bollinger can with diffl- uliy get a night's rest, owing to lany phone calls. Frequently they re called up at iniilniKht or even iter by some one who knows the '.liitlows or Sapps intimately and are Ucrefore very interested and wi-h to .now the developments. >« lU'ielopnicnl^ Yr^le^da^. rill' evidenc<> in th<- cas-- yes<-:rday 1 Morau failed to bring out auMhlng eii.sational. I»r.-3. Laiiibelh and L)e- -ong b'lth tcstitied that in their judg- 41I -III the wounds from which Miss 'app died were nol self-liiHIcted. Mr. ^app testiliid that tin- ra/,or which as found near where the tragedy oc- urrcd did not belong at his home. Mr. Sai>p also said that he had never ;eaid Ills daughter Ir-.i*. lug the Imiise I iiichi and had never noticed any- hing peculiar in her actions. Other vitiiesscs (estilied as to seeing iioth- ng jstraiige or unnatural about .Miss ^apji's actions. The evidence intro- iuccd by the above witnesses favored the murder story. On the other hand ^^^^ltlow's .story vas not nndermiued. His little son estilied as to having seen a woman • t the window of his father's bedrootn me night and also to having seen 'cvi- •lences frequently of some one h-iviiig 'leen aliout the house al night, all of •.vhich bore out A\'hitioWs confession. Mrs. 'WhUlow also took the stand • nd testified as to her husband telling ler of the relations existing between 'ler and Miss Sai>p. She also testified IS to finding chairs misjilaced and 'lair on the doorknobs and other instances of some one having been aliout he house at night which corroborated "ler husband's story. Mr.s. Whitlow '^howed the effects of v orry over the ragcdy. AEUIBAGK IN THE BOX Former .UiK>oiiri Valley I'Krhcr In aie Chicago-Detroit OalUe. Chicago, Oct. 10.—The interest in today's Chicago-Uetroit game is intensified. Throngs began early to migrate to the Wards field. Tlie battle street car systems are being taxed to their utmost to accomodate the crowds. The weatlier is clear but a strong wind made light overcoats acceptable. The batteries were not de- Jdcd until later. The catching deiiartnjcnt is worry- .iig .leniiings. Schmidt and Payne lave both been tried and found want- •ng. Archer may be giv-en an oppor- lunity to show his worth. Wlwn the jilay was called at ^2 there seemed to he not more than fifteen thousand persons present. The batteries are. Reulback and Kling for Chicago. Siever and Schmidt for-Detroit. Chicago lu the Lead. The score at the end of the fourth inning stood: Chicago », Detroit 0. SHl'PP CASE TO JURY TODAY. Deliberations in Mortwigc Case Will Probably Oe Regiin. Tlie caso of W. D. Sliupp vs. J. P. Moon, the case which was brought here from Anderson count.v on a change of venue, probably will go to the jury about five o'clock this tven- ifg. All .vesferday afternoon was devoted to tJio case. It seems that Sliupp had Moon bid In a $l.00ti mortgage which he. Shupp, held ou a farm in Aniierson county. Xow Shupp alleges that Moon bid In the mortgage but had the deed of the properly made in his own name. .VII these charges Moon denies and was present to defend his cavie. WA>T .\EW SHIPPI.MJ RILES. .\. A. of Railroad;* M '4nt!> Uniform Classlflcatlon of Freight TUS WEJITHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Friday; nut muk-h change iu tem- ptrature. Yest'dy Vr. ago 2 p. ui I 70 Go •t p. m CU 01 i; p. m Gl -17 S p. m 5u 4i lU p. m 4S 10 1- midnight -15 Gj .Max. Temp .70 T.2 Min. Temp II a", I'rccip. 7 p. m 0 o Today Yr. ;igo 2 .1. ui 42 :?I 4 a. in 42 no C a. ni 41 2.S 5 a. III. IS :;J 10 a. ni t>5 4.') 12 noon 7:i 49 ^lecip. 7 a. m 0 FOILED BY WATCHMAN 3IA> CO YEARS OLD PREYE.NTED ROBBERY I> NEW YORK. AHACKED ON NINETEENTH FLOOR TWO MEN DEMANDED KEYS TO Hl'NDREDS OF OFFICES. MILLION FOR AugDNtu-* Hurtjo Itolse^ IUH Offer to HIN Wife. WiUihington, Oct. 10.—The. National" .\s>aciatlon of Hallway Commissioners here today adopted a report on rulforni Classification." Defclaring it to be the sense of the convention that "Congress enact a law lequirint: the interstate commerce commission [jo proceed at once to make such a uniform classification that when so made shall be the legal classification for interstate shipments. The reiwrt rocommended th:.' appointment of a special committee to hasten the adoption of the uniform classification of freight. MOMAN'S BODY FOOD I> RIVER. Watch and Ring.s Were Nol Remoied —Mothe Nol Robbery. TO REORGANIZE A K. V. FR.IT. Tlie T. N. E. Was Outlawed Last Year by CbanceUor Strong. Lawrenc". Kas.. Oct. 10.—Cliancel- or Stron, has asked the T. .\. K. fraternity which was outlawed last -'•ear. to come buck to the reservation nnd bo good. He has suggested that t become an honorary fraternity and 'lAS promised to recognize it as sucli md to read the names of its ineubers out in chapel from time to lime, as he does other honorary fraternities. The siembera held a meetiog laatalsbt but wer utaable to s ^ree. Ihicagn. Oct. 10.—Tile body of an unideiitilied woman apparently 35 years of age. fashionably di'ess;'d was found Ml the rhicttco rlvor near Halstead sIceeL bridge today. Tiic head anil face w.ifi cut and bruised and tiioro were cuts about the ni'ck and sl-.ouldors. It is evident that the cause of murder. If one was committed, was not robbe-y. as a watch bearing the Initials "S. .1." and gold rings were found upon the body. ROHRBAUGH CASE NEXT. The Shujip-Moon Case May Be Closed Today. If they fncceed in closing the Shupp vs Moon case, which is being tried i:i district court today a jury will bo empanelled in the famous Rohrbaugh case from Franklin county. The first esse to be tried will be Bethany Hos- p.'tal vs. Nellie Hubbard. This case has, because of the large sum of mon- ty involved, gained a state wide reputation. The case will probably be tried tomorrow. NEW TELEPHONE LINE. (arlyle Branch Will Connect With Lnmlierman Portland. Arrangements are being made at the presant time for the construction of a telephone line to the Lumberman's Portland cement plant which ir- t'> be constructed at Carlyle. There i^: already, a rural line running near the plant but because there will b-^ a great deal more business at the cement plant it win be necessary to construct the separate line. AfiT»cr In WhMt Prices. New York, Oct. 10.—^There was .a sharp advance In wheat in New York today. December advanced to 11.16%. Th3 grain was two cents over the olos- iog last alght , Pittsburg, I'a., Oct. 10.—.Vugustus J. Hartje is credited today with havlufi Increased to 1 million dollars his cash offer to his wife If sh«s would admit th<> truth of !he chargos he fll ed against her at the outset of their now notorious divorcj suit. In an in tcrview yesterday the paper maiiufac turcr admitted having offered to pay Mrs. Hartjo $600,000 If she woul.l con sent to a divorce quietly. Mrs. Hart je refused this. Today HarUe said: "I declare and reiterate that if :\Irs. Hartjo will make s< full avowal of the truth of the charges against her in connection with Tom Madino. the coachman, and turn over tho children to me. there­ for.^ permitting the divorce decree I seek to be granted. I will see that she li'-es as well as she ever did.'' "Anotlier lamfiitable confession of weaUpcss." said Joliii F. Scott, father of Mrs. Hartj^'. when he heard of the offer. "If Hartje has his case w-on, an he now asserts, why does he want to hand out 1 million dollars? l.ct him keep hi.t money. He will have use for every cent of it." REMOVE BIRTH.V.VRKS. French Physicians Report Rudiuui E.\i»erlnienls to .Vcademy. Paris, Oct. 10.—Two prominent French physicians have cau.sed a sensation al the Academy of Medicine by a report that they had succeeded in many cases in removing birthmarks known as port wine stains, with radium. ANJIERSON HEARING TOMORROW. Insanity Commission Will Inqairp Iu< to His Mental Condition. Policeman John Creed this morning filed complaint in prooate court charging John Anderson, tlic tailor, wilh being mentally tttibalanced. The hear 'ng will be toniorruw afternoon al two o'clock. Wlien Creed was called to the Anderson home TiU'bday night .\nderKon struck him In thu face. His trouble stems to be over Christian Science nnd he insists that Ood told him to Birike Officer Creed. It is a very sad case and Mr. Anderson has many friends who are deeply grieved to learn of his condition. INSANE OVER RELIGION Mrs. Henry King, Colored of Bassell, Mentally Unbalanced After BcTlval. The subject of religion has lead Mrs. Henry King, a colored woman of Bassett, to go insane and she has become so unbalanced that her husband thinks it unsafe to keep her at home and so will make application for her admission into one of the state institutions. Probate Judge Smith is in Humboldt today and therefore application for her admission cannot be made until tomorrow. A revival meeting among thi; colored people of Bassett has been going on for some time, and Mrs. King has been attending. The first of the week she professed religion and since that time has begun to act queerly. I..ast nicht she grew very violent. She imagined that the room was black and that she could sec a black cat after licr and it took some four or five jieo- I>lo to keep her from dashing about tlie room. It is also reported that fo rsome unknown reason wanted to kill her two children. Mrs. King came here from Ft. Scott. She was. well educated and we'd thought ot among her people. Ii Attempts Had Been Successful Uic Affair Would Hare Rivaled tho Manhattan Case. New York, Oct. 10.—Au aged watch man faithful in tho performance of his duty even when death was threat ened. prevented a robbery early today which, if it had been successful, those familiar with the case say, would have caused a sensation almost as great as tbat which followed the looting of the Manh.ttliin bank many years ago. Richard F. Grey, a watchman in the Century building, seventy-four llroad- «'ay, near the center of the financial district, was the hero. He is now In a hospital suffering from wounds he received In a desperate single handed fight against two robbers who attacked him while he was making his rounds on the nineteenth floor of the building, after midnight. Although sixty years old, Grey'made a determined fight against his assailants and it was not until he had been battered until almost unconscious tliat he was overcome. Kveii then he refused to reveal to the robbers the hiding place of the kej's to hundreds of offices in the great buildin.g. In tlieir desi>era- tion tho robbers chloroformed the man as he lay bleeding on the floor and then began a systematic search .•)f the lower portions of the building for the keys. Apparently they were unsuccessful In their search for when Grey revived and staggered, down nineteen flights of stairs to the basement the men had dlsapiiearcd. Orey gave a good description of his assailants. A detective who had a talk with Grey is of the opinion that a clerk at one time employed in the buiidiug was the Instigator of the attemiited robbery, and that his companion was an expert thief. "If these men had gotten the keys from the watchman." said the detective, "they would have done a job that would have made the Manhattan bank robbery look like a cheap affair. They were after one safe in that building and that was all they wauled. They knew that securities in that safe are worth untold- thousands. TO BUILD ON MADISON .lohn T. Wood Will Erect Structure at Corner of Sycamore Street John T. Wood, of the Wood In vestment com|>any, has arranged for thi- construction of a fine two story brick building on the corner of Madison and Sycamore streets, or where the Dunn livery barn now stands. The building will bo modem in every respect. The second storv' of this bulld- ug will in all probability be fitted up for a hospital to be used by Dr. J. S. Siitcliffe. Mr. Wood has not yet decided to what use he will put the first story. ' Mr. Wood yesterday purchased the building now occupied by the S. Heller livery bam. It is reliably rumored that a deal Is on at the present time wherein William Dunn, the owner of the Dunn livery barn, will come into possession of the Heller livery barn. STEAMER WAS ON FIRE. Creir of Steamer Giulla Fought Flames Courageously— 1,800 Passengers In Danger. New York. Oct. 10.—The Austrian steamer Giulia which arrived today from Trieste w-ith eighteen hundred passengers had a! narrow escape from destruction by fire in mid-ocean during a violent. storm on October 3rd. The crew- fought the flames all day before they were extinguished while the panic-stricken passengers prayed for help. DR. CHRISTIAN, who has been at the St John's hospital for several weeks, was well enough to be taken tc his father'B home north of lola, the first of this week. F*r bert iMl QalriMt BMalts iir U« UfWu Wut C«lni. THE MARKETS. Kansas Clt.v, Oct. 10.—Cattle, receipts 8,000. Steady. Native steers »l.90fft7.00: stockers and feeders $3.00 Sio.OO ;cows and heifers $2.10@3.25; bulls $2.25®4.00; calves ?;i.50®7.00. Hogs—Receipts 7.000. Strong. Heavy ;6.10@6 .;:o: iiackers $G.2oTl G-'iO: pigs and light $(;.25@G.iiO. Wheat—Receipts 85 cars. Higher. Dec. $1.0014: May ilM%: No. 2 hard if.'.Cli l.Do; So. 2 red ?l.O4'Sl.O0. Corn—Unchanged. Dec. .''i4%; May .'.i;; No. 2 mixed GO'S CO'-i: No. 2 white GO. Oats—Unchanged. No. 2 while oOM. So. 2 mixed 48(&4.s'i.. Rye. hay, butter and eggs .unchanged. HITS OIL MEH CHANGES^ G0YER3iDf« AKE PCT THBOCOIL' , CX WILL PROTECT THE STATEHOOD IS SURE Governor Fruntz Back From the Vrpa- identlal Meeting. f^r Guthrie, Okla., Oct. 10.— "Oklahoma will bo admitted to .statehood by President Roosevelt between .November 1 and 15." Ths statement was made by Governor Franlz today ou his return from his trip down the .Mississippi river to Memphis with President Roosevelt, the governors of different stales and representatives of ilie commercial organizations of theMisriissippi valley. "I see nothing in sight by which statehood can be sidciracked," continued Governor Franlz. "Of course, something new may arise, but it has not arisen and I do not expect to see it. The question of whether or not the constitution in re]iiiblican in form and agrees with the requlrementj^f the enabling act has been under.^' sideration in Washington for w' I do not helcivc it has been found that any of the conditions iiiiiHised have been violated." The transformation of the Mississippi river and the Missouri river as far as Kansas City, into an- inland coast lino, with. all the commorclal advantages accruing from coast rates, was assured, according to Governor Frantz. He gave much of his time presenting the claims of the Arkansas river. He has no doubt that the Arkansas could be made naiigable to Fort Gibson, I. T., for light draft boats and that the opening of this water way to traffic would be of injalcul- able benefit in developing the resources of the new state of Oklahoma. Governor Frantz would not'discuss the newspaper stories of his probable ippoinlment to otflce by President Roosevelt, other than to say that al' the stories were untrue. He expects to live in Gutlirie until U »08. MUST IIATI; TUEIB FULL! OF PROFITS OX SAL^S. j Also Pares the Way for Liftfaif JK»;i^ - V alty on AU' Leases at the Vj^at^i tien of the tioTerwMifc TITLES FOR JAPANESE .Veu Who Were Courageous iu Late War Are Now Peers. Victoria, n. C, Oct. 10.—Ad\lce£ from Japan state that a large uumbei rif Japanese have been made peers fot icrvices during the war. Thu Marqulf [to, Yamagata and Oyama were made princes, and Generals Kuroki, Oku N'egl were made admirals, and Yame- .-nolo and Togo were made counts. NEW SK.ITING RINK OPE.V. Mangemeul Catered to Large Numbei of Patrons Last Night The opening Of the Roll Away Skating Rink on the north side last nigh' orrjved to be quite a success, more r ^kalers attcuding than the manage nent had looked for. The new rln'i s a first class one in every partlcn ar and the skates are the best oh ainable. The parties who own th' rink also own places in other citie and are thoroughly up-to-date in the! business. Saturday afternoon will b- •levoted to the children. HAVE NEW POSITIONS. Wholesale Grocery Institute Land' Jobs for Two Allen County Stodents. The ^^'holesale Grocery Institute, r school for the teaching of the grocer business, has just succeeded in land Ing good jobs for two of their Allei county students. Roy Hooten, whi for a few years has been employed Ir the Perham Clothing Store, has se cured a position with Reidnour-Bake Grocery company, of Kansas City, a cigar salesman. He tias Eootheaster: Missouri as his territory. J. A. McAdams, of Gas Cltr has se cured a position 'with Scott Brother at Independence. Kansas. ' Partlelplited ia Riots. Vancouveir, B. C, Oct. 10.— tloh* Reed was yesterday oonvicted ud ser tenced to she monthg for partldiwUiic la the reewt utl«ri«atat riota. Washington, Oct. 10. Garfield of the interior departsNAt^l day made two amendments to;tll0ri«l ulation governing oil leases ^Invtlr"*"* dian territory which are sore to-^ a protest - from' the oil op «r that section;' That he WM plating such, action was told Ittv Journal todaiy. The first aoMik^iii provides that when an <41;ll^| transferred ihe Indian must ^WM^^ the profits. -The second protMeft" all leases miist agree to^ submit^ minimum royalty limit iip tbj^l% 1 er cent, in case the departing- lieves conditions som«.lnie la the turc will Justify an tocrwBe. - X' As an excuse fbif making the; amendment giving the Indlanr.*;' in the profits of a sale or trUtt ^ a lease, SeciretaryGarfield '«ajr^ n;any speculators of the II ritorj- have secured leases Indians, have never deTeIoi»e^;.1 r-roperty, have held the lea«Mr'- v:pecnlBtion purposes and when nl^ "truck noar .the land, sell thete^, Ml" ill a big profit From the .tlin^' lease is made uiitil the <Me VdCs^i he Indian only gets on aa 1 of 25 cents au acre annnal]|i| oaltry sum enables a lold a lease for years wli for oil. It is to head off this pracMcei; :he amejjdment was made, lay no transfer of a lease •iroved unless , Inspector ^J.-'V U'right of Muskogee makes'a •1 investigation as :tb the he lease and the diare-^ which tiia; Indian shall' will be no wiy to bieat the holder of a lease cannot haTe>a' "ieman's: agrieOKfiit'*'tiflth tbe*- 3d purchaser that the actouli-. laid shall be kept seictet Sbf tance if a man receives HOfiW 1c for his lease and re))or |9 to leiiartment that he only received^ WO it will do him no eood;'&is] "A'right will place a value on the •.nd fix the amount of the share and the purchaser will. -|u!red to put up the amount sol )r the transfer will not he t prevonts the u&derralainc ease, tlundreds of applications' ransfer-of oil leases are aoirpa n the department Secretarjf-J ield will permit the appUcai vithdraw them if they so ded) they still i?aht to make tlie ••4r they/must submit to a- -nental taluatfon and- tofglve" tiatis a share of the prcrflts. The other amendment'will apply: •11 leases. -The present mtotiBOm " ( of royalty is 10 per cent Tb«« ary of the intertor is tldQUBC^ -^iisiy of- lifting the minimum avo the way tor It In bis 'iieir nent which wont Into eftset*^' 't raquires that every' leise ' ir prospective: lease holder ah 'ho government the prlvHesa'/, ng the niintmiim royalty when •elieves ^nditionv will JnstifKlf •rdar to assure the opentors he govemmest will not/ steal vholc thing some, time for' he amendment contalas »-i hat the royalty on present hall never excoei 16 2-3 per '^t Thus if the minimum is Utted</ ime in the future to 20 per cen Id leases will ndt \>e affected he 16 2 -3 par cent limit OBQr| ases taken aftei;;pthe mla aised to 20 per cent wlll| be '6 lease will be approved Tfil 'tfr ; <ire unless the leasee agrecs^lo •"t to a one-stxth royalty. Is not the intention of Mr- 0 lift thb royalty to 16 2-3 pd ^i It this Ume. He is only ejgiate^" ng lifting it to 12^ per cest.- «n he may lift: it to the tmr All applicants for leases' lave been lifted to one-^gMllr>i y, and t|iat price is apt to' nkj^ 'ow on ih all new leases. JuKti^ he lift will be^made on exlstlifi|i^ 's has ndt bean fixed. Under flijt^ egulatlons all holders of .^ases can be caught for th^Uff.- dicants ior leases in the part l^-ays agreed to abide bjr the^ ipns thsn in force or< any reg hat might be inade in the "hat was one of the oobdlUona' d before their lea^ wonML.1 iroved. The department olBcikls do ect these additional regulatl .. net with favor aatbog'th* 1 fact'they look fl» a. big 4 " •It they claim ther rJNit^ttdas <ie interests of the indian|^ hey must stand.^ tlje^j GEOItCS Ime worked foi; Uie ress companfi^ tm»P 'enn.. wk«re WJtm ^^fMl ^rl Keller, ^Ktieeo,^ •he." *

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