Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 15, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Tuesday, October 15, 1907
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TOL. ly. Xo. 808. Whole No. . SIX P1GE& lOLA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 15, 1907^TUESDAT EYEmC. SIX PA6ES. FBICE TWO CEHTH HIS FORMEB TROUBLE MRS. T. I). WEBSTER Tri.l.S OK THE LETTER EPJSOOK. THINKS SAM WHITLOW INNCCzNI MRS. WEBSTER WAS TOSTMIS- TRESS AT BROXSOX, KANSAS. An Interestlntf Story From the Star Wltne:<s in the Famous Case. • In an in(?rviow wiih a representative of- the KeRistpr Mrs. T. D. WTeb- ster, of Bron?on, Kn?., who was the postmistress and who was the star •witness in the famous CUSP in which Bert Rpckham was accused of writing obsceiH? letters lo Miss .May Sapp, snys that Sam T. WJiitlow who is new awaiiins trial on the charBo of murdering Miss Sapp is not guilty of writing the icttor. Since Wiiilow has been ifnder arrest he has been acciis- eil of writing the l?tters instead of Peckham, who spent his entire fortune to clear himself of the charge. PeckhSm was never acquitted of the charga but the case against hint was thrown out of court. At the time the letter was written there were a few who were nor satis- fled that ^Vhitlow did not write it. as in the Vear previous the county superintendent had investigated charges against ^\'hillow of his being too intimate with some of his pupils, among whom was Miss Sapp. lie w.ts given a clear biil by the county stiperinten-* dent, howevi^r. Since the recent tragedy the talk of his having written the letter has been revived by some. Mrs. Webster 's story exonerates him. howevpr. In SpeaTving of the case' Mrs. N\>b ster said this morning: 'So, "WTiitlow is not guilty. I saw the man whom I believe wrote the let- tr-rs. : Mxftr '^febster w «s .isked t/i relate., 'th.->' stpry of this famous casp as near as .shC" could remember it. "I believe it was about, five o'clock i;i thq evening, along about the middle of March, ]S9r., when .lohn Sapp came.into the post ofllco wher,-> I was busy getting out the mail," began Mr.-. Webster. "Me asked me for his mail as was his ciisiom. and when I gave him ti letter addrepsed lo May, 1K'> started to,turn .-iway before he looked at th.e letter, but upon doing so he tiimwl and said: 'WHiy. here Is a b -t ter for .May." I <lo not Know why li-"" should liave made this remark unless I' was because neiiUer of the Sapp pirls t?ver received letters excpt from some mail order hou .se which ihey had written to. They, unlike the ordinary girls, never corr.\sponded with cousins or di.stant relatives. I do not -know 'What kind of a reply T made, hut h<> then said: "'i know, it is a letter from one of those little friends, of hers who recently moved to Kansas City from thcii; former home in Walnut flrove school district.' ••.\ir. Sapp started to turn from the window for the .second time, but hf did Jiot appear to be satisfied." continued Mrs. Webster. "lie stopped again, saying, 'I cannot make out this postmark.' speaking to me.; As I had just finished some work which I was doing all the time he was talking I said to give me the letter and. I would see if I could make out the postmark. He then handed me tha letter. "l^'Ji.v, Mr. Sapp, this letter was mailed on the train, I answereil him. "Those little poeple up at Kansas City wotild not have mailed the letter on the;fraln but would have dropped it in some mail box on the street comer,' rttHmed Mr. Sapp. 'With thi.s Mr. Sapp left the post office and I returned to my work without thinking any more about it until the; following Saturday, when .Mr. Sajip came inio the post office and saijl something about the letter May rre?ived the day before. "He asked me if I would know Will -MerrifieJd if J saw him. I told lilm I ^ould not, and asked him why. '.'He replied by telling me about the letter which came to May through the post office th,^ day before. He said that May opened the letter when he gave it to her and npon reading Jt handed it back to him saying, 'I knov thit boy never wrote the letter.' '•The contents of this letter as near as r can remember," continued Mrs. Webster, "werer ^, , ^ ^ . . " 'May, I have something to tell you which }0U should know. If you will meet me at the Bronsou hotel on (the exact date I do not remember) I.will t?ll you." I "This letter was signed, Will Merrl- lii'M. I he name of a friend of May .Sapp v .hn lived near Kincald, Kansas, ! believe. "UVii. lo ret (irn to his conversa­ tion Willi ine." ir.marked Mrs. Web- .-ter. -.Mr. .Saiip ih <'u asked me if he could per a loner lo the Will Merri- fichl .'^o tli.'u ! could see him take it from the pi :.-t olPu -e I replied by lell- Ing him the only w;i> 1 Knew was to mark across ihe fan i .f j; 'lo he identified,' Mr. Sapp dill a.-: I sucgesteil and addressed th? kiier .i:.ini);i-:i ;i info the post office. "The true Will .Merrifiold wa< .h.-n a young man about seventeen y;>;ir.-; old, being distinctly a blond wiih 1 ght hair and blue eyes, but I had never seen him. Jfay Sapp was then only fifteen years old. "It was about six thirty o'clock in the evening Just when I was the busiest, getting out the evening mail and everyone about, town were gone to their supi)er.^ when a man put his head in the window and said: "Is there any mail for Will Merrlfield?' "f immediately recognized the name as the one addressed by Mr. Sapp and purpo.^ely delayed going to the window, .so I could have time to think. The man who called did not stand in front of th.-" window, but dropped back behin<l the boxes wher? I could - not see him. \Micn I went to the window he appeared, however, and said that he hardly expected mail because his home was in Port Scott. .After running throusrh the various mails where I knew the letter was not I finally pulled down the right letter, saying that it had marked on it, 'to be identified." I then asked him if he knew nny one in the city who could iden- iify him. He told me that he was a stranger in the city and knew but few people, but he finally said that he knew .Tim Osbonie. I told him that if .Tim would identify him I would ive him the letter. He said all right and started out, but instead of going south to the livery bam where he would finrl ,IiiM, he wont north and out (If town as fast as p.->s.'«ible. 'Oh: I forgot to tell you that when tills man, because it was a man about twenty-seven years old, ,who asked for the letter, first appeared nt the window I thought ho was a young feilo'A- by the name of Davis, whom I knew very well, but upon second look I s .iw it was not he. "The Sapp family was not Katisfied with ihe conclusion they drew from what I (old Ihem but went and saw W.ill Merrifield, who was as anxious to find the person who wrote the.iet- t .TS as was the father of the girl. Merrifif-ld ihen set about to learn who really was the author of the letter. He, with others, suspected Peck,ham beeause of what T Had told them. Voung Merrlfield determined to get a specimen of Peckham's handwriting so that it could be compared with that of the writer of the letter. Upon learning that Peckham was a boxer ho wrote to him asking if he would give him ome boxing lessons. The fir.=;t letter was never answered but hf answered the second inqnirj- by savins ihat he wotild give the desir- ro Ictiers. The writing of the letter in which Peckham told young Merri field that he would teach him how t.-> box, iiiwin being compared, was very mue like that of the letter addressed to May Sapp. "Ii was because I thought the man who asked for tlie letter at the post office to be Davis and because Peck ham'.-; handwriting tallied with that I'f the writer of the letter wh'-ch was rrceived by May Sapp that Peck'.iam was arresieii. "The United States took up the case and it was thrashed out in the federal court with nothing resulting only that Judge ^\^IIiams gave Peckham a severe lecture and dismissed the eat:.?." .Mr.^. Wrbstor has been a staunch friend of the Sapp family for years and was .among the first to come to their aid at the time of the tragedy. She also believes May Sapp was mur- dpred. In speaking of the recent tranedy Mrs. Wbbster said: "I cannot conceive of a motive why the girl should kill herself. She was Jolly but was a lady In every respect, being refined and In fact having cv ery quality to mak? a sweet, pure, young woman." There is no change in the demeanor of .Sam ANTiitlow who is being held at the Jail on the charge of murdering Miss Sapp. The prisoner receives many letters from people over the county Inquiring about the case. Whitlow recetred one letter from a man POWDER MILLS BURNED ACCIDENT NEAR TERRE II.U'TE, INDI.INA. KILLED TWENTY. BODIES LOST AND MILLS BURNIND THE SHOCK WAS FELT FOR .VANY MILES AROOl). Physicinns and Supplies Hare Been Sent From Nearby Towns to the Stricken Commnnltj. Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 1.0.— The I.aflin and Hand Powder mills at Fontanet, eighteen miles northeast of this city, exploded at .'>:l.'i this morning, practically wiping out the liiile mining town, killing twenty men and seriously Injuring one hundre<l more. The mills are burning and the bodies of the killed cannot be recovered. I3v- cry building in town and within a radius of a half mile, including the school house. Is wrecked. The Big Four railroad ran a special train to the .scene with phy.slclans and the Injured are being brought to hospitals In this city. Superintendent Monahan of the powder mills, is missing and is supposed to be in the debris. -A state of panic prevails among the residents of Ihe surrounding country. Wires are down and many automobiles have left thfs city with jihysicians and supplies. The first explosion occurrsd in a glazing mill at 9:15 and qirlckly following the other mills hlew^ up, there being three distinct concussions at intervals of a few minutes. In the mills at the time of tho explosion were seventy to eighty men at work. When the glazing mill went up the men ran for thei lives from the mills and many thus escaped death, hut received serious injuries. At the first explosion the inhabitants of the town ran from the buildings and thus saved them- s;evcs. No one was killed in town although there Is nnJinlldlac iolt stand, ing at ten-forty. The heat from the burning mills explode<l tho great powder magazine situated several htm- dred yards from tho mills. It contained many thousand kegs of powder and the concussion was even granter than those from tho explosion of the nills. Eighteen mangled bodies were taken to the morgue to await identtfl- cr.tion. The Injured were found scat- tercl everywhere and wore collected and relief was given rfl rapidly as fOfsible. Xo house is If t standing In town. Fronts, roofs, s' - JCB and oven foundations of many I. ildifags have been blown to ntopis. C.-eat holes are foin in tho srotmd, fences, have van- shed and household goods from tho ruined homes are In a confu.?efl heap of dPhriB in all directions. The peo- •ie of tho town who had rushed from' their homes at first were saved because of this. The first body taken from the wrecked mills was that of Dr. Carroll, tin employee. It was burned almost lo a crisp, but th.-' man was still alive and begging for some one to .shoot him. Like an Earthquake. Cincinnati,, Oct. 15.—A shock similar to taht of an earthquake was felt here at the time of the Fontanel ex- j!o.-ion. Shocks Felt for Miles. Indainapolis, Ind., Oct. K..—Shocks tContintied on page ".) THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas—Fair tonight and Wednesday. Data recorded at local office, U. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today and a year ago. Yesterday. Yr. Ago 2 p. m CO C4 4 p. m 67 r.n 6 p. m 63 r.l 8 p. m • 5.S r.2 10 p. m i>C .-.2 12 midnight iVi r.l Max. temp 42 Precip. 7 p. m 0 .10 Today. Yr. .\go 2 a. m on r .4 4 a.^m Z-2 ,".) C a. ni 'lO .'iS 8 a. m r.2 52 in a. m 60 52 12 noon ..6R .•.2 Precip. 7 a. m fl .09 THE MARKET.S. Kansas City, Oct. 15.—Cattle, re- celpt.s 2l ,noi>. Steady to ten lower. Native steers $4.S0'f?6.S0; cows and heifers $2.00iif5.2.r.: stockers and feed ers J.'i.ootfii .sn: bulls $2..'".0«S3.75: calves $:!.sn ((i'rt ..".n. Hogs—Receipts 12,000. Five lower. Heavy $fi.lOWfi.30; packers %6.i:,(it fi.lO: pigs and light |.''..73^G.40. SYNOD TO MEET HERE state Meeting of Presbyterians T^llI Occur In tola Next Year. -Vmong the various meetings of pub lie interest which will occur in Tola next year is the convention of the Presbyterian churches of Kansas., known as the Sjnod. The location for the sessions next year was decided today before adjournment of the last convention at Emporia. Rev. Hilscher and a few members from the local church attended. The Topeka Capital says of the convention: The Presbyterian Synod of Kansas completed its annual session and adjourned today. lola was chosen for the meeting of the S.vnod next year. This morning session opened at 8 o'clock, when Rev. E. C. McKean of Salina, conducted a de\o(tonal meeting. Rev. F. C. Foster, field secretary of the American Tract company gave an address and after a short business session, the S.vnod adjourned. This session of the Synod has been the largest In the history of that body, 17:1 ministers and elders being in attendance. Over SCO people weije in Em- {Msria on account of the Synod and the meeting of the Women's Synodlcal .So- ciei.v. USED KNIFE ON HIM E. 0. Brnner Charges J. C. Kelm, of La Harpe, With Assault, named Wliitlow living at Wyoming. Ncbra.ska, who was seeking to ascertain whether or not the accused man was a relaiivc. Wiiflow answered this letter today. Mrs. Whillow Left Town. Mrs. Wliitlow and children left today for Potwin, Butler county, to visit j her sister-in-law, Mrs. Harper. Realizing that wherever she went she was the object of the curious eyes, and wishing to got away from the scene of the tragedy, she decided to take the visit. Her friends will apprise the county officers of the fact .so that In case they may need her word can be •,e:.; to her to return. No Clue to Panllv. The county officers are stUl making an effort today to locate B. Paully, who is thought by some to be the tianip peddler who sold the Our Alliance razor in this community. Sheriff Bollinger today l ?amed .(hat the tramp stayed at the Roblnett boarding houise while here and went down to see If his name was Paully. Mrs. Rob­ lnett has, however, gone to Dewey, I. T. E O. Bruncr. who If connected with the Neosho VaHoy Land company, had a warrant issued last night for the arrest ofJ. C. Kelm. of LaHarpe, charging him with assault with deadly weapon. Brnner alleges that Kelm attacked him as he was about to alight from a west bound street cai; to return lo Tola. According to thei story told by Mr. Brnner Keim had neglected to pay him his commission for con.-'jmm.iting a deal wher?in Mr. Koim came into pos.^ession of tho livery business which he now con- di!cis in LaHarpe. Mr. Briiner say.; tiiaf ho has written Keim about th? matter several timss but as he had received no reply he put tho bill in ilie hands of an attorney. LTpon learning this Keim sent word for Brnn­ er to com"? over to see him and he did. After the matter had been discnssed between tho two men, Mr. Bruner sa.vs he left and started to the depot whero he would wait for a car for Tola. There, according to Mr. Bruncr, Keim followed him and the question of commission was again taken up. Mr. Bruner alleges that Keim struck Wm with the sharp point of an ordinary pocket knife blade. Inflicting a wound about two inches long on the left sids of his head, Just above the ear. Ther.? were other wounds inflicted, btit not of a serious nature. During the cour.^e of the flght thns> who saw it say that Bruner back.'-d off, saying to the bystanders to t.ik.i the knife away from him. Keim alleges that Bruner hurt him and today swore out a warrant In iia- tice court lii LaHarpe. charging Bruner with assault and battery. Because of the illness of Air. Keim today the cases have been oontlnlied until October 22nd. Becbter Waot Ads« ie • W«ri. BDY SHOT HIS MOTHER INTENDED THE FATAL CHARGE FOR A BURGLAR. SON TRIED TO DEFEND WOMAN OFFICERS AND POLICE OF KANSAS CITY BELIEYE LAD'.S STORY. Burglar Who Caused the Tragedy, Secured a Watch and mo. Kansas Citj-, Mo., Oct. 15.—George Smiley, aged seventeen years, shot and killed his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Schol- for, aged thirty -nine, in their homo two hlocks beyond the city limits In the Koutheastern part of the city at hree thirtj- this morning. In a statement to Officer Smiley he says he shot his mother while defending her against a burglar with whom she had grappled. Smiley was the woman's son by her first husband. She Is separated from her second husband. The boy was taken to a police station and told a dramatic story of how he killed his mother in trjlng to defend her. Smiley said he was awakened by screams from his mother who told him a burglar was in the house. "The woman urged him to get his shotgtm. A moment later the burglar freed himself and started to escape, when Mrs. Scholfor Ordered Smiley to shoot. As Smiley raised the gun the burglar he says pushed the woman in front of him. She received the full effect of the discharge in the breast dying almost Instantly. The burglar escaped, taking ^ watch and one hundred thirty- five dollars in money. The police believe Smiley's story, which was told between fits of crying and he will probably be released. He said his step-father lives in Iowa. SAYS HE GOT THE LICENSE. Pittsbnrger Confirms Claim That Hel< en Maloney Married Oshome. Muskogee, I. T., Oct. 1.'..—W. M. Armstrong of Pittsburg, Pa., a Princeton graduate and close college companion of Arthur Herbert Osborne, of New York, today confirmed the report of the marriage of Mr. Osborne and Miss H.-^Ien Eugene Malone.v, daughter of Martin Maloney. Armstrong says the marriage look place December 28, 190.=;. in n notary's office at Mamaroneok, N. Y, the couple going there from Miss Maloney's home at Spring Lake, N. .T., Armstrong obtained the license, he says. Osborne, he says, gave his name as Herbert Osborne, and Miss Maloney gave her name as Helen Eugene, and both gave their homo as Pittsburg. The couple kept their marriage a secret on account of differences in religion, Armstrong says, the Maloney family being devout Catholics, and the girl fearing her parents' anger at the marriage beig performed outside the cl'.urch. WONT CONSIDER RATES. Kansas Board Not to Take Fp Freight Tariffs Now. Topeka, Oct. 13.—The freight tariff schedule compiled by the board of r.':ilroad commissioners will probabl.v not come up tomorrow at the regular meeting of the commission. Commissioner Ryan wished to leave early in the day to start his inspection of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas. He Indicates that he is not entirely satisfied with the rates as drawn up, but says he has not yet investigated them thoroughl.v. "I want them to be fair to all parts of the state," hs said, "and I want them to he fair to the railroads. There is fairness, in all things." Governor Hoch is planning to talk with members of the commission about the Inspection of the roads in which they have made. "1 don't want to hurt any of the roads," ha said. "I want them to have all of the business they can get and I don't want to give them unfavorable advertising. But the roadbeds must be In good shapo and the safety of passengers assured as nearly as possible." EDMUNT) BO.STAND NO BETTER, Playwright Betoyertng Slowly From < Recent Operation. Paris, Oct. 15 .-»-lt is reported that the condition of Edmund Rostand, the playwright who was operated upon for appendicitis, does not improve, ^ • ^ PLAT EDG.IB ADDITION'. W. K. Edgrar WDl Phw© Slity-nlne Cailyle Lots on Sa1«. W. K. Edgar is having a tract of land near Carlyle platted by City Engineer jVmerman which he will sell In town lots. The tract includes sixty- nine lots and lie in the heart of the Carlyle district west of the Santa Fe switch. Mr. Edgar will have the lots on sale shortly. The streets will be named after prominent men connected with the cement plant which is to be erected there, such as Woods , avenue, after President W. E. Woods; Chatten avenue, after one of the directors; Merritt, after the industrial commissioner of the Santa Fc, and Edgar after Edgar who is selling stock for the company. KANSAS .SOFTHERN DIRECTORS. Find the Road Conditions In Good Shape. The directors of the Kansas Southern Electric Railway held a meeting last evening in the offices of tho company and considered a number of matters with reference to the road. They found everything in connection with tho road in good condition. J. H. Os- bort*, Chas. Schaffner and Capt. S. .T. Stewart were up from Humboldt to attend the meeting. F. V. Crouch was here to attend the meeting also. EARTH IS SLIDING AT CULEBRA. American Engineers Having the Same Trouble the French Encountered. Panama. Oct. 15.—The American engineers are having trouble with the Cucharacha slide at the south end of the Culebra cut. This point of land, always a source of trouble to tho French when they tried to dig the canal is again in motion and will prov3 a hindrance all during tfie wet season.. About half a million yards of dirt arc in motion. All of this dirt must ultimately be removed, but the engineers would rather get it slowly than have it pushed on them. FISH ENJOINS THEM GETS ORDER OF COURT IS TLLVf* OIS CENTB.iL FIGHT. TO BLOCK: HARRIIlAN'S PLAHS WOrLD KEEP 286,731 SHARES FROM BEING TOTED. Court's Order May Decide Control of System—Ex-Senator Edrannds Amont; the Petitioners. ABIDES BY RETURNS Oklahoma Board Not to Go Behind Them. Guthrie, O. T., Oct. 15.—Few dis- crep.incies are being found by tha state board to canvass the election mums on tho constitution and prohibition, which resumed the count to- dr..v^ after it had been hold up for three days awaiting the original poll books and tally sheets. Fifty-eight cour)ty clerks have already sent In the original returns. A few are holding back and Democrats claim that some Republican county clerks are refusing to doliver the returns upon Instructions from the attorney for the Republican committee. This the attorneys, however, deny. The board, contrary to expectations failed to count the "mutilated" ballots which were certified up from several counties. This was a distinct disappointment to Chairman Hunter of. the Republican state committee. " Mr. Htmter said: "I have asked the board to count these ballots, or at least to make a notation of all mutilated ballots, and submit a brief to the president at the conclusion of the count, stating that so many ballots were thrown out by the county boards as mutilated In the various counties and precincts, naming them specifically and asking for a congressional investigation. So far today the board has shown no disposition to do this. If the board does not take such action I shall take no further steps, and the plan ot the Republican committee to contest and to secure a congressional investigation Is all off." Charles Filson, a member of the hoard stated today that the count will now proceed rapidly and that as faV as he is concerned no attempt will be mado TP go behind the original returns I;B received. The "ooard has found mutilated ballots reported from a number of coun- tie-s, 400 from Alfalfa alone. Among the original returns that came la today were those of Muskogee county, delivered by Porter Spaulding, conn- tv clerk, who has been out of Muskogee evali .i.; servlca In the mandamus rroceedings to compel the board tn recount tho vote. He snccee^^ in going hsek to Muskoeee yestijtday and getting out of town again -with lhe~ original ret':rns without being, served with jiapers In the mandamus suit. This may defeat the efforts of the Republicans In that county to get a recount.4^^^,,^ Chicago, Qct. 15.—Stuyvesant Fish, through his attorneys, H. W. Leman, and Frank H. Culver, of Chicago, and Edgar H. Farrar, of New Orleans, today secured a temporary Injunction, .which will, if made permanent, restrain the voting at the Illinois Central meetlng.on Wednesday, of 286,731 shares of stock of the Illinois Central Railroad company, which would otherwise bo voted In the Interests ot E.^H. Harrlman. The writ is directed against the "Union Pacific Railroad company, tha Railroad Securities company of New Jersey and the Mutual Life Insurance company of New York, which, combined, hold the; above shares of stock. Mr. Fish, accompanied byThls attorneys, entered the court room of-Jtidge Ball of the superior court at i2 'o 'clocfc but it was not until two hours aftef that time that they were able to secure the attention of the court, and. ask for the Issuance of the injunction. : Sce.<? rnion Pacific Plot The peUtion was Gled by ex-Senator George P. Edmunds,, of Vermont, John \. Kasson, of Iowa, Stuyvesa|it Plsh, of New York, and William H. Emrldi of Chicago, stockStolders of the Illinois Central, against the! corporation, its directors and stockholders, the Union Pacific Railroad company, the Railroad Securities company, the Mtv ttieX Life Insurance company, and a Icrge number of individuals In whose names. It is claimed, the Union Pacific Railroad company has placed all of the stock which it holds in the III- inois Central and in whose names the Railroad Securities company has placed 15.000 shares- of its stock la ihe Illinois Central. In addition to the temporary Injunction sought, a final decree was ae}iei declaring that the.Unlon Pacific Railroad company and tho Railroad Securities company have no power, under the laws of Illinois, to own stock In the Illinois Central. It waa also asked tVat these companies be directed to sell their stock In the III- ipois Central within a reasonable time. The petition charges an unlawfn! scheme of the Union Pacific Railroad company to control the commerce ot the United States by buytng large blocks of stock in the prominent, transportation companies. It also sets forth the facts stated in a recent report of the interstate commerce cam-. mission in regard to the transactions oi' the Union Pacific Railroad company and E.>H. Harrlman. It sets forth the names of corporations whose stock it is claimed! the Union Pacific has bought, aniong them the Chicago & Alton, Illinois Central, Chicago, Milwaukee. & St. Paul, and the Chicago & Northwestern. It charges that these four companies own and operate parallel and competing lines both in and outside of the state of Illinois, and that it is tm- lawful for the Union Pacific company to own and vote stock in such parallel and competing lines. HARBIMAN WONT TALK. Oificlal Is In Chicago to Engage fB Railroad War. Chicago, Oce. 15.— E. H. Harrlman arrived In Chicago today to take an active part in the fight for control of the Illinois Central. He decHne .1 to make any statement early in the day. The chief Interest ls.centered In the court of Judge Hall^ whose both sides are lined up to fight for and against making permanent the temper ary injunction Issued yesterday In response to a petition of Fish, whereby over a quarter of a million shares ot stock were for a time' being withdrawn from the Harriman vottog strength. Wanted—^erybody to knov that W.!B. Kelley ft Son haTemored tbair transfer and storage office to 311 Sontb WaslUngton. Ofllce sad IMy Phone 290. > Resldenc* maA ^jSA Phimw 17. . _ .jr. ,1^ ;.

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