Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 14, 1907 · Page 1
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TOL. IX. 5o. so;. T\1iole >o. (HsiT. SEE PAGES. lOLl, KANSAS, OCTOBEk 14, l»p7.-M0Jfl)AY ETENIXCL WHERE IS B. PAULLY? OFFICIALS TJn >K TJl.M IS .WMI OF TliE TKAMl' PEDDLEK. WAS IN MUSK06EE LAST SPRING 0 ' A8CERTAIMNG >AME OF TUE MA> 3LVT EEVEAL MTIEKEAWUITS. Is the SlAto WuUhlub' 3Irs MliIUowI —Uon. Maufurd Scliuonoirr aud Chrk ItlUer Kituiued. WTierc is U. I'aully? Tills is the (luobllou wlilch Is now coufronUns Comity Aitornt'j- Carl Peterson. If tbo prosecuting attorney locales this man ha may be able to secure inronnatlon that will dissipate th^ cloud of mystery which now hangs drer the Sapp tragedy. If iu formation received by Air. Peterson is correct Paully way give the evidence that will lead to the discovery of tht owner of the Our Alliance razor vliich was picked up near wlierc the body of Miss Sapp was found after the deed was committed. This momlng Mr. Peterson received word from a hotel keeper at Muskogee, I. T. stating that B. Paully answers to the description of the tramp who passed through h?rc about two months ago selling the Our Alliance razor. The tramp while here • stated that he was enroutc to Te.\as and would go to Moran from here. The hotel keeper at Muskogee saya he had read of the description of the tramp ' whom the officers here are looking for, and felt at once that Paully was that man. He says that Paully .slopped at his hotel last spring aud also last fall a year ago. Ha suggested that the officers go over the hotel registers here to find out whether or not "B. Paully" had stayed wTj- of the places about two months agu when the tramp Is said to har;; been seen here. The officers will Investigate the matter. Wiile learning Ilic name of the tramp doos not neces sarll.v mean iJjaf Jn- will be Iweafcd. yd it Is a big t^f^p iu that direction. 1' ho Is found and can give di^inilc information In regard to whom he sold any of this brand of razors in Moran ir he did sell any tlier.;. tlie oas-e will be solved. Tli^ offlcerij will redouble their efforts to locate this man. .Urs. Whitlow Is In Town. ^Irs. AVliitlow, wife of the acciised man, came in %ester<la> from .Moran :<.i;d held a couf;?reii<.e with tin- defendant's attorneys and also vi.sited fcer husband at the jail. .Mr<. Whitlow will remain in lola a couple of tlays wUU friend*;. In i-ouii/ai.-y with her father. G. W_ Carner and other relatives she visited her husband last evening. The meeting was an effec- tionatc one. There is a belief on the part of • some that the state is only appearing to center all of Its attention on ^^•hit• lew for the purpose of detracting at- t-nliun from their efforts to ascertain whether or noi Mrs. WiiUow was in any ^ay connected wiUi the crime. During the coroner's inquest in spile oi rigid cross-e.\aminaiion nothing was brought out counecliug her with the crime. ScboonoTcr In the I'u^e. That th9 state expects to prosecute the case vigorously is evidenced by the fact that Judge Manford Sclioon- over of Garaett.ana Chris Hitter of this city have been employed to assist County Attorney Carl Peterson and DL -puly County Atloreny'Wi H. Anderson In the prosecution. Judge Schoonover is one of the most resourceful lawyers In tills section of the state, and together with Messrs. Peterson, Andirson and RUler, the state will be represented by a for- n:idable array of legal talent. The defense is representsd by Ewlng, Card tc Card, and F. J. Oyler. The Sapp catre lias served to locate one of Mr. Peterson's old college . friends, whom ho had not heard from for almost a dozen years. This morning Mr. Peterson found a letter from Mr. Morris Roberts, who eleven years ago had attended Park College with Mr. Peterson. Ha saw Mr. Peterson's picture in the Kansas City pa .p:;rs and at once eat down aud wrote him. He referred to the time when he had. "dug out" Latin with the county attorney and also said he believed tlio ttste Iras; pu the right track in the prosecaHoa of Whitlow. TaOdiV Sapp CMS ErflCTWkeni Commlsalooer Buil Ktein vas In Aurora ,{md Veiaaa ,vSIo.,|. Saturdajr,< aLd reports that a grsat many people "here, ui)on hearing that he was from tola, interrogated him upon the case, it seemed to be the concensus of opinion, so Mr. Klein says, that Whitlow'sf •<'.oiy is true. IVbltlow rUijIng SoUUiIrc. Wli i!ov.- .s-oms to be his usual self r. tl:c Jail. He talks to the other pris- jiRrs I 'l'jii; t|ie offenses for which i:i<'v ai'f in ca«::>uy. He does not cn- t.-i Into (heir c.ml games, however. Ho has irayeil soiituire en s'^veral occasions «iii"e his iiic.ucfratlon. Conii'ut i»u Mbilluw ia >e. (Fort Sc <i I llepilli!:i-;in.( The Moran niur U r CJIM-. wliicli at first secuied to have lui l'<aiii'«., otii- er than that which pertain id man aud womai\ jitfalrs which culmiuuie in critical crini?, is from day i« ii<-vci opiug pha .seB out of tlie ordinary. There are those who say thai Whitlow's story Is unreasonable. To be sure there arc many things about it to which it is dlfHcnit to give full credence. At the same tiiuD it possesses verisimilitude. Nothing in the stor>- is itnposslble. 'Whitlow would undoubtedly fare badly If tried bo- fore a juiv- of women. The man who lell.s of bjing pursued by a woman naturally mal .es him .self iinpoiiular Aith the fair sex. As Ed. Howo re marked Uie man who is chased by a Oman i.s usiia'ly found upon invesli- grtt'on to be guilty of at least con iributoiy negligence. To say that thi youn? woman was infatuated with Whitlow because he is ugly and cross eved fliows slight knowledge of hn roan nature. Some of both the men and women v.hose names live In Ms trry becau.se of the havoc they wroui;lit with heart's possosb ;.'d no classic beauty. Whitlow may be ly- JLg but there is nothing In his story impossible. ^Mchisoii Globe.) 'We still saj- that man of .'*Ioran, Kaus.. wlicu he tilscovered that Miss Sapp was in love with him, siiould have shot himself. True, the man was not in love with Miss Sapp, and had not encouraged her in any way, but the neighbors hav-e rights tlmt^ should be respected, and the neighbors expected him to shoot himself." RE-.VICK.l.\bE noKKIM! IIOUBS. .Mght Folkc IViil AIt4fniati> at Ofticc Desk. Chief of Police Gates announcca jes torday a change'in the hours of handling the night policemen. Under the n:;w arrangements there will be a man ai the desk after midnight to unawtr all telephone calls while here- lofoie thev^was not. The night police man will fhaii're about working their beato and aiibWt .*ring telephone calls after midnight. Policeman Creed has also been changed from the day beat In East lola to the uiglit shift in lola proper and Officer Hildreth has taken his place while William Todd goes on hire in the day time in place of Hildreth. TO ISE L.\MO> LA>D. L'Hy Will Put New SU-inch IJas Pipe rhrwnirli >orlh Tract. t;»|ierintendent Uutlcdge telephoned tu William Lanyon In St Louis this morning and Secured his permission lo run ilie new six Inch high pressure gas jiipe line, wbivli is being built by the city from the northwast gas field here, tlirough his tract of land north of \\w Ice plant. By running through this land the city saves the exiKjnse 01 tunneling under two railroad tracks and under the pavement. This now Wivj Ls to be run west on Jackiion and follow Coon creek to the main part of the city. \ : UEOUGE UL'ULEY SOLD FAUX. Well Knonu Allen County Farmer Sold to Mltisonrl Man. George M. Guriey, a farmer living north of Gos CK.v, who has farmed in Allen county for some twsnty years, last week sold his eighty acre farm to Jay U. Kuepp, of Lee's Summit, Mo, for a casli consideration. The deal was closed by the Bedwell & Bay Realt\- company- Mr. Kemp expects to move on the farm and make that his home but Jlr. Guriey has not yet decided Just what he will do in the future. KlAX WILL BESICX. Frank Pierce ef Utah to Be Aitbistul Se«retery ef tke Interior. \\~ashington. Oct. 14.—Thomas Ryan, first assistant sccratary of the Interior, will retire from that ofllee the latter part iA this month. He will be succeeded, by Frank Pierce, of Salt Lake Citjr/ '* IT MAY BE WET YET Okbihvuia Prohibition WUI Be Fir<t Question for Amciidment. Uuihrie, Okla.. Oct. 14.—The vote on statewide prohibition at the'last election was so close that the iiucsiion probably will be one of the first to be submllted as a constilutional uniend- ment. The majority for prohibition was only 18 iSO out of n total of LM2,- 7CS votes cast. The affirmative vote was ?i:!0,Oi'l, and the negative lll'.ili. The fact that Indian tenllory had been given prohibition for iweuty-one years under tlje statehood enabling act made citizens that of sccUon some wlial jealous of the business oppor- iiiiitlcH of the western half of the n <Mv .>;tute, should the later be left "wet." For this reason many voles In Indian terriloji- were cast for prohibltlou, where otherwise they would have been in favor of local option aud high license. Under the constitutional iiro\ isions for the inithjtive and referendum, a pclition signed by.i.l per cent of the qualincd voters of the slate is necessary for the submission of an amendment to the constitution. This would. be les.s than L'J.OOO siguens. Geiieial'?5r' the people of the new state are believed lo~prefer local option and high license to a sumi)tuary law. Tliey were not permitted, however, lo vole on this plan at the last election. How the Territory Voted. On the Oklahoma side the vote for problbiiion watt approximately C9.6S7, and on the Indian territory side C0,837 Oklahoma cast S.SoO more votes than Indian territory. In nmkiug this estimate 10 per cent of the votes of Grady, Jefferson "and Stephens counties, which include a small portion of old Oklahoma, were added to the vote of old Oklahoma counties. In the vote against prohibition Oklahoma led Indian territory by 'a.TlO votes. • The total vote in Oklahoma was appro.vim- ately 07.980, and in Indian territory 34-2(;i. Though the populations of the two territories are relatively tlie same, there, were. 12,366 more persons iu Oklahoma who voted ou prohibition than in Indian' territory. In Indian territory prohibition carried by a majority of 6,573, as against 11,707 in Oklahoma. A Democratic TIew of It. ID a discujislon of w:ielher or not the people of the slate are in favor of constlutioual prohibition, aB shown !)y their vote, the Oklahoma City Ok- lahoinan. one of the leading tlemo- cratlc newspapers of the slate, says edltovlally: ".Many democrats in Oklahoma, who do not believe in constitutional prohibition, seeing the opposition of most of the saloon men toward the eonsi.i- THE WEATUEB. Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer iu southeast portloA tonight. Data recorded at local office, U. S. Woalhcr Bureau, ycstarday, today and a year ago: Yest'dy Yr. ago 2 p. m 58 71 G p. m 55 CS 12 noon i:i 00 .Max. Temp CO 71 MIn. Temp 2U 53 Precip. 7 p. El - 0 0 * Today Yr. ago 2 a. ni. 12 50 C a. m 13 55 12 midnight C.I Precip. 7 a. Ill 0 0 MONEY FOR THE BANKS COBTELYOU QUIETLY FUBXISH< I>'« BELIEF TO THE MABKET. TRiASURY OFHCIALS APPROVE tut Ion and the democratic ticket, voted fur ))n>hlbit!on in order to eliminate their Influence from politics. It would be mere conjecture, of course, to estimate the degree in which the prohibition majority was swelled In this way, but it is fair to assume that the figures were boosted iu no inconsequential manner as a result of this anil-iirohlbitlon vole cast In favor of pniliibliion. If 200 anli-prohibiUon democrats—a j conseI•vaIivl^ estimate—^in each of the I thirty counties of Oklahoma voted for jprohibtlon iu order to eliminate the saloon iufltieuce from politics, it is ])Iain that Oklahoma alone, to say nothing of Indian territory, is not in favor of codutitutional prohibition. .Vnd elhulnating the business consider atlons from the question presented by the conditions this time, it is safe to say that the sentiment of the people of Indian territory is against it in no uncertain degree. "We do not know that the prohibl- 'tion question will be resubmittea to the people of the new slate within the inext fifty years, but whether it is or !not. it is going to be difficult to be- j lieve, in the light of the majority giv- jeu the proposition at the late election, ' that tlic majority sentiment of the new state is iu favor of constitutional pro; hlbition." SUBPLUS FU-NDS USKD AS BAPID. LY AS POSSIBLE. IL B. HALL I\ tlTlL SEBVICE. lola San Secures Appointment as Ballway Mall Clerk. Ilalph R. Hall, of 811 North Wash liiglon, today received his appointment as BUbslilute in the railway mall service. Mr. Hall is an ex-teacher In 1 /Ot lithe public and commercial schools and his many friends will be glad to hear of his success in secur ing one of tlie best positions In the classified service. His apiwintmont cniue before the grades were recelv- e;! T»hich show.s that ho passed the csaniinatlon with a very high grade. GAR LOAD OF BABIES TO BE SENT TO WIGHITJ Woman W ho Feared Race Suicide Wanted a Crowded Eastern Home to Send Waifs to the Kansas Town for Distribution. Wichita, iv.ts., Oct. 11.—Mrs. George Hodgson of 102 South Mosley avenue, fearing race suicide in Wichita, and seeing a statement in the Minneapolis Tribune to the effect that the babies' homy of the Humane society was over crowded, has written to the secretary' of the iustiiulou. asking that he send, a car load of bouncing youngsters to! the city. Commenting ou the order for babies a Minneapolis paper says: "The published statement that the babies' home of the Humane Society is overcrowded and that the managers arc In a quandary, has brought a loiter from Mrs. George Hodgson of Wichita, Kansas, who writes In effect: ' 'Send a car load of them here." ".Mrs. Hodgson says Wichita stands ready to provide for all of them. Right In Mrs. Hodgson's neighborhood aud among her particular friends, whom ihe could vouch for, there are places for twenty-seven babies and more especially girl babies. " 'WhjV says the lady in her letter, 'do you know, the police matron had a little girl baby tu give away a little while ago and she had seventeen applicants.; "'You can fix up your babies and send them as soon as you like,' airs. Hodgson concludes." Wlif-n seen today by the correspondent for the Capital, Mrs. Hodgson said:; "Yes, I wrote to tiie secretary of the Uinneapolis Human Society, asking him to send us some babies, but I did not tell him we could find homes for a car load in WichiU. I told him I thought I could place ten or fifteen girl babies iu my immediate neighborhood. I saw the statement iu regard to the hoqie being overcrowded in the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. The article stated tliat th« babies booie wae short of funds aud that unless more money was appropriated the institution Would have to close. "I talked the matter over with several of my neighbors and they were very an.\ious to secure a girl baby about two years of age. Accoidiugl> I wrote the secretary. In due time 1 received a letter from him statinf that tbey would nut tend the babies outside of the state of .^linnesola; alsc that they were very young, he majority of them being from six weeks tc two months of age. "All my children are grown up aur married and I would very much Ukt lo secure a baby girl. I would give i a good home and clothes and see thai it was well brought up and educated. "1 am not discouraged." contlnue<' Mrs. Hodgson, "and am trying to se cure babies from other sections of th' country. I know a gentleman iu E Dorado, who Is the representative of « fouudling asylum in New York Cit; and have made application to him This New York Instlution, however, i: very strict in the conditons uude- which it sends out infants. You must sign a bond, agreeing to keep the chil< a certain length of time, provide I with a good home, clothes and educa- Uon. "I have also writen to St. Mary*' Hospital, St.* Louis, as I understanr they have a large number of homeles- infants. It does look like that cousid erlng the large number of abandonef infants which we read about in th' papers that people who desire child ren and will give them good home and bring them up well, should find n' difficulty in securing them. "Stranee us it may seem, there 1 practically no demand for boys, nearl' every one wanting girl babies frop ooe to two'years of age." • ; Belleu-d iu IVashinglou Ibis Policy Will Continue Uutll the trops Arc JIoTcd. THE XABKET8. . Kansas City, Oct. H.—Cattle, rer celpts 2,000. Steady. Native steers f4.SO@7.00; Blockers and feeders |3.00 @5.00;| cows and heifers |2.00®5^5; bulls ?i».60@3.7o; calves $3.60®7.00. Hogs—Receipts 7,000. Steady, five lower. Heavy 5G.10@«.G0; packers $6.2qiS;6.40; pigs and light $G.25@6.50. Wheat—Higher. Receipts 201 cars. Dec. $1.01; May $1.05>4; No. 2 hard $1.04@1,06: No. 2 red $1.08. Corn—Unchanged to higher. Dec. 56Ta: May 58H; No. 2 mixed C0ii@ 01; No. 2 white 61 li. Oats—Unchanged to higher. No. 2 white 51; .Vo. 2 ml.tcd 18(jp48^i. Re, Hay, Butter, eggs all firm. [10 CLOSE THE STRUE Wiishtngton, Oct. 11—Secretary Cor lelyon of the treasury has given notice of his purpose to discontinue mak ing deposits of public moneys in national banks, although the fifth week of such deijoslts under his order for the plan passed a week ago. It is evidently his purpose to continue mak ing deposits as circumstances warrant, but without any formal declaration of that intent. Certain it is that additional deposits bava been mado during tlic week, and the impression prevails in ti'easurj- circles that there Y.'ill be no cessation of such depos'ts during the next three or four weeks, at least, if the receipts of the government warrant such action, as there is every reason to believe they will. It is evident that Secretarj- Cortel you believes in proceeding in these matters without display or flourishing of trumpets. Ha Is convinced that the desired result are obtained if the treasury department proceeds la a quiet but effective, way to afford rellsf to the money market witHOut notice from time to time and far in advance of what is to be-done and the extent of the relief to be given. This course on the part of the secretary is regarded with favor in tfeasury cir cles, the older and more experienced ofBcials - believiug that the best possible results arc to be obtained from the government keeping out of the agi lation about monetary affairs, but proceeding in a quiet way to utilize surplus funds, as fast as thcy show evidence of congesting in the treasury, to fumisli rallef from tight money. That Is being done at present and it seems to be a safe predic tion to make that it will be continued for the remainder of the autumn sea son. until th3 crop moving Is fully financed and there arc reasonable chances for a movement of gold toward the United States from foreign sources. The lola Business College is having 1 phenomenal growth just now. In these bus.v, progressive times all classes arc beginning to realize that a Business College education is an im- ^lortant factor in being able to make a success in life. The Tola Business College graduates succeed wherever thcy arc employed. HERE, TAKE YOUR PIPE ^ Said Jim Eastwood and Then Died of Heaorrkagc. A group of men were conversing in the Eastwood restaurant Saturday aJght about nine o'clock when James Eastwood, one of the proprietors, ask- M1 Clint Hcaton for his pipe, declar- ng that he liked his pipe better than lis own. He took one pull, then sud- lenly drew the pipe from his mouth, lUd said to Mr. Hcuton: "Here, take .•our pipe." These were the last vords Jim Eastwood uttered. The nen noticed that something was the latter and gathered about him. He lotloned for them to take him to the >ack door and Just as he reached the )ack room he began coughhig. In a Vw soconds blood was pouring from •is nose and mouth. A phj-sician was at once called, but te had passed away before the physlc- '»n arrived. The physician gave the rause of his death as due to the <reaklng of a blood vessel near the Heart. Mr. Eastwood was fortj-slx years -)f age and was well known in lola. laving been in the restaurant bus- ness here for several years. He made lis home with his brother, L. E... at '21 North Sycamore street. He Is survived by two brothers, 'i. E., and G. M.. of lola. and two slo- ers. Mary Alien and Margaret Butler /ho live in Missouri. The funeral services are to be held rednesday with Rev. S. 8. Hllscber. astor of the Presbyterian chnrcb in diarge. but ibe time of the funeral iias not yet beeu (Leoidsd< |0 ^ 3IAGILL PAID BILLS. >c?er Failed to Pay for What Fay Ciraliam Bought, PBESIDEST SMALL ADVISES 10. CAL UM05S TO t»JE 03f IT. DID NOT ORDER IT, AMYNOW IjELLS UMOX i TELEeBAPHBBa TIIE TBEASIJBi IS EMPTT, ! CaUs lor BcUef From All Sides, Heavy and! UrgcBtr-CempaBlej Standing Firm. Decatur, 111., Oct. 11.—Testimony from a number of witnesses for the prosecution was lieard in the trial Sat nrday of Fred Magill and Fay Grabam Maglll, charged with hi^vlng caused the death of Magill's first wife. Joseph Murdock, a dry goods merchant at Trenton, 111, who employed Pay Graham in his store a year before the death of Mrs. Magill. testified that Fred Magill frequently called at the store to sec her. "Magill came so Often," said the wit neas, "that I had to request Fay Graham not to have him come ^cause it was creating a scandal for'SXmarrled man to call so frequently on an unmarried girl.' Murdock testified that Fey Graham made purchases from time to time in his store and had them charged to Magill.. -^hd aiwSj-s paid the bills.' Morris March, proprietor of a store in Clinton, III., where Fay Graham had been employed as a cashier before the death of Mrs.. Magill, testified that Magill frequently came to the store and ate limches with Fay Graham. Several other witnesses were heard. Judge Cochrane Saturday ordered all persons under 16 years of age excluded from the court room. He ordered all women present who w-ore big hats to remove them so that everybody could see what was going ou. Court adjourned until today when witnesses for the defense arc expected to be called. OKLAHOMA'S OWN ASPHALT. It's Plentifnl and Is Better TImn the Imported Brand, It Is Said. Shawnee. Okla.. Oct. 14.—The natural resources of Oklahoma arc so var led that there is scarcely a commercial need they cannot supply if devel- oiied. While most of the towns In the state with asphalt paving bought their asphalt in outside markets, yer It is believed that the asphalt deposits in Oklahoma arc as good for titreet paving as the Trinidad asphalt. This is the opinion of a committee of inquiry appoiutad by the local chamber of commerce at Shawnee. Frank Stevens, mayor of Shawnee, after going with the committee to Ardmore, said: "\W»-saw paved streets, that had been used more than a year, and they were superior in every way to our streets that had been paved with foreign asphalt. A feature of the Oklahoma product is that It becomes harder, smoother and glazed by wear. Merely by pounding the asphalt together repairs can be made In the streets. At the Ardmore plant the native asphalt is ground into powder. It contains both st^dstone and limestone. This powder is placed in a large vessel and heated until tbe asphalt begins to run. It is then hauled to the streets and poured in a mush-like condition on the base of crushed stone. A heavy roller is' applied and In one day the street can be opened to traffic. The more travel the better it seems to make the street The cost is about |2 a square yard. can get the Oklahoma asphalt as it comes from the mines at $3.50 a ton on cars. A ton wHIIay ten square yards of paving two inches thick. Then are inexhaustible hills of thi^ native asphalt in the Chickasaw nation." BOHBBAUGH CASE CV. Famoaa PetUlon Satt Began To.' day. The famous Rohrbangh case la on in district court this afternooB. Ttw case involves the estate ofjaTr. BoKr- haugh, a wealthy citizen bf Ottawa, and the contestants are churdies and boapitalB to wluun he had willed cer-^ tain proper^, and relatives of the dead man. A tonnidable array of talent is on either side of the case. A large number of Ottawa people came down this attemoon. tiir attend tbe New York, Oct. M.—PoHowIng tba visit to the city of Labor Commissioner NeUl, President SmiUl of the telegraphers' union this afternoon tools deislve steps to close the telegn^b* ers' strike. .He sent tbe foUowinff tel^ egram to all.of the leading cities in' the country: "New York; Oct. 12, ISOT.—Promla- ent New Yorkers ^pealed to me to call the strike off. All efforts at ne* gotiations a#o exhausted and the com- •< panics' o9cials say they will fi^t to a finish. The treasury is depletad. and no more funds are avsdlable. <Be- qaasts for relief from all sides are heavy and urgent The general assembly cannot meet tbtan. Tlie strilcft having been ordered with the preaf- dent's soncUen, I recommend tliat lo* cals vote on the proposition." WON FROM 6EMGM Sunflower Battleship the WJUCT is « Baee. * - ' W^asttington, D. C, Oct. 14.—la 3;: recent test for speed- the new baitie ship Kansas; named for the Sunf|6l|r6i> state, and commanded by one;ot k|Br sons CapUin Vreeland, developed Kw- self to be one of the fast sea-flAten of bncle Sam's great navy. The Kai^ sas finisbedia 40O-nlie nfee from Cape Cod to Delaw^are break-water aadi woo over the Georgia by one hour and seven minutes. .; . The keenest rivalry -has existed among the crews of both battleships and so much talk has been ' going around up forward and in the Junior and senior officers thkt Rear Adfflliv al Evans decided to put the vessels to a test and settle the matter for good. With the battleships Kearsarge and Maine, the latter Admiral Evans' flagship, the Georgia and the Kansas bad been ordered to the League Island Navy Yard to go in dry docic lor repairs and get in readiness for the cruise to the Pacific, and olBcers and men thought it would be the proper' thing to have the big fighters race all the way to demonstrate which oi them was the speedier craft. Admiral Evans gave his consent, and when the battleships set their course off the Capo Cod shore they went full tilt There was great excitem^t among the crew of both ships all during fho' rdce and many a dollar dianged hands when the Kansas dropped anchor off Reedy Island, just inside the breakwater. She made the trip in 2S hours and 57 minutes. FOR FEDERAL GONTROL United SUtes Bailroad Execatlres Ad* mH Their Approval of Flaa Chicago, Oct. IL—That the railroad exefcutives generally approve of a plan'^ for government control and regula-. tlon of transportation lines of the nation, as advocated by Robert Hatbbar, president of the. Rock Island company. In his speech to the Chicago Association of Commerce today was strongly indict^ted when various official went on record to that effect M:atbers ad-; dress was called admirable in every* way (^nd none of the railroad offidala; interviewed disagreed with him as to tbe desirability of a centralized authority in preference to what they call ed varied and inconsistent system laws passed by tlje sute legislatorea. It was granted too that Mather-had done well to talk openly of rebating.' BBOKE FACDfCI BECOBO. Oklahoma City, Oct 1-1— Jlie world's pacing record for two-ydar-<rids 6d., the one mile and one half jnile track was broken her yesterday at the atate fair track by ^Inm Beanty.ja grajflUly' pwn'fd sind driven by Fraink L. jVer« noQijDf Newkirk. Oklabcuna. 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