Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 19, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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1^1 VOL. LX. Xo. 112. Whole >o. 6292. EIGHT PAGES. lOLA, KAHiSAS, OCTOBER 19, 1907.-SATUKDAY £TEM!liG. EIGHT F1GE8. FAMOUS CASE CLOSES KOHKBArr.H SriT WILL BE «IVE\ . THE JIKV TO.M(JHT. ARGUMENTS ON THIS AFTERNOCK JtRY HAS A MASS OF EYIDEME FOR rSE 1> VEKDUT. Artion >ras Broutrlit iij ('hurcli Iiiitti' tutiou» Agalnyt Keiutiu's to St-t Aside Dw-ds. Tho famous n<ilir!>aiiBh case is coining to an fiid. It will piohalily RO to the jury lato this <'v.'nlnK. 'Ilu' JaHt witnoss N'ft tlio Htaiiil this iiioniiiig at 1(1:20 after wh:c;i tho court n-ail thi instructions to tii<> jury which con suraed sonic little time and ihu ar^u ui~nts bpgaa. be cas? has easily attracted more fitteniion than any this term, although the interested parties live at Ottawa and the b'g retate involved is local pil there. The'suit is brought by Beth any hospital and other church insti tutions to s?t aside deeds to iiroper t.v which it is alleged were obtainel by relatives of the deceased through fraud. The church Institniions main tain that the deeds should be declar ed invalid and the prop?rty g-ven them according lo a will under which ,it is alleged they were to ri-ceive the property at the death of the Ottawa man. The i>roperty invoIv?d is valued at something like $150,000. Mr. Robrbanph died last winter and It is alleged by the plaintiff that in h's later life or when his relatives secured the de?ds to his property he was of unsound mind. His relatives are maintaining that he was only pe culJaf'and odd as might happen in old age. It would also appear from the testimony that they hoped show that some of his strange actions wore due to drink. iiudce Koust read the in.-itructions this morning which were qu'to long. There are two tjuestions which thr Jiiry must answer in arriving at an agreement: \Vas Rohrbaugh of sound iifind when be made (he deeds and w|pre undue influences used to cause hjin to make the deeds '43Tie' atlomeys are addressing the jtiry today, moat of them jn thirty and f'irly-flve minute talks. \V. S. Ji -nks. of Ottawa, opened for ihi> pbiintiff and reviewed the eT ;d<>nci> advanced by the church instilut'on.-! which «en< intended to show that .\lr. llohrbaugh was of unsound mind at tli^e time tht- >deei|s were tiiad'". Mr. .Ir-nks is a very >-^fecilve speaker au'l bis address had Ith lm|>r <'ssi (in. .Mr. .Nitks was follow ed by .liidge I.itHefield. who pr"scnt ei) the evidence favorable to tin- family and refuted arsimients advance;! ;by Mr. .lenks. He rec'ted the liu.-<ln';i^ tran.sactions that Mr. Rolirba-ijih' is said to havp carried ^nti-'dnring th • time he is said to have been of unbound mind and then ridiculed t)ie dementia idea. S. .\. I'.ard tolloweil for Rethanv hospital with a strong argument and . hewas in turn followed by .-X. H.-Camj)- bcl! who proceeded to attack the evi- d( nee Introduced by the' plaintiff. Judge Kpplinger of Kansas City. Judge Nelson Case of Oswego. W. i). fostigan and Mr. Harris of Ottawa. 'ar»^ among ether attorneys who ;<ay yet addre.^s the jm v this afternoon. The jury will have a mass o' ev: ilence from which they must arriv: S1 a liec'sion. Mo.-t of the witnesses ha>e been very jwisitive and definitf 1)\ their testimony. The chtirch -nsii- nitions have intnx'.ue.^d witnesses who have testified (bat..Mr. Rohrbaugh suffered in his later life from lapsep of meniory. hallucinations and tbijt be frequently became bewilder- r<} whil? enrf)ute to and from his place ft: business. Witnesses also testified . that he imaR:ned robbers enterecl . bk room and that he had conflicts ^v:th them. Witnesses also testified that h • had imagined he saw one le^R*>d c-bickens strutting about in his room. The intent of this evidenc' was to show that Mr. Rohrbaugh was r.M sound mentally when lie made the . deed.s. On the other hand witnesses liav te.stilied as to transacting business of a very imimrtant nature with him in his later life and that he was very careful and ualnstakiii-^-. The witness es to the d.-eds be made to bis rela tives. also tli<> nolar.v. Jest fied thai ll< bad compli 'te jiossession <>f his men . lal faculti'-s wlifii be niaile the deeds H« h.- 'piostione! the notary about dif ferent iti-uis in the will in such a way as to conviiiri- them that lie lc»f^-"vh;it hi- w:is doing. One phy- s'eian gavi- i-xii.-tt ti-stimony to the effect (hat whi!.. Mr Rohrbaugh may hav? sufteivi l.ipscs of memory and had halliu-iuations he was not mentally incapable of doing business. During the testimony it came out that Mr. Rohrbaugh was given ' to drink, especially during bis last days. It is claimed by relatives that this came out fnctdenfally not for the pur- l.we of showing that the o'd man T»as a drunkard atid that his strange actions were due to drink. A number of I'>cal people have become very much interested in the case and have been, attending regularly. Opinion as to whether or not the jurv will find the deeds Invalid. Is divided. v^KECKED OX BKIDUE. .\o IlasKengen Were Injured TIiuuKb I Caw Were Telescoped. ('hr 'cago. Oct. 19.—Shooting sudden .V upward at an angle of fort.v-five deles.-;. the foremost car of a train on he "l" road dashed on the opening lie of the .lackknife bridge between lackson ftonlevard and Van liuren street last night. Sotm the car fell .Mtkward and telescoped with the sec ond <ar. which had come on from be hind Willi undimiiii.-^hed speed. In the )arkne.4s am! amid the crushing glass liom shatiercu wii'dows the startled passengers were hurled from their seats and sliding lowaiil the downward end of the cc.a.h. groped for ex- Its. .Ml SjUcceedi d in f.-<cai«iiig wltli- out Injury from (he lio.ip into which they were thrown. MHEKE AKE .M'( OY. ( IIA.MH.KIi St. Louis Aero Club .XetiilKTs Ihiul. the liallouniKt!* Iiuu> Landed. St. Louis. Oct. 1».—.Members ef !h \ero club of St. lAiuls and the vistiug aeronauls are indulging in much spec ilaiion concerning the wherabouts ol I'liiled States balloon number ten in which McCoy and Chandler traveled from S(. Ixiuis to West Virginia yes terday. I'D to ten o'clock this morn ing no tidings had been received hen regarding the aeronauts. The impres sion prevails that they landed last night in a desolate mountainous ctVun try and have not yet reached a point of coiiimunicatioii. <;ET «;AS AT A LOW FHICE. I.a Harpe Shule Brirk Conipan.r Uvi Fuel for T«o tents Fer HMMI Fi-et. The Lallarpe Shale and Brick Co whicii is lo move'its jilant to Clevc land. Oklahoma, from LaHarp.^ some lime in the near future has an c.xcep- (i(mally good offer for fuel in thoi new location. They will be furnished gas for two cents a thousand. This i considered an exceptionally good prop osition. It has boon accejited and $1M0 has been |mid in to hold. The stockholders of the Brick com pany held a meet ins yesterday afternoon but nothing for publication was lone. <M TOBER AFFLK BLOSSO.MS. 11. KiauniaMn's Apple Trecx Are in Bloom. .\ cluster of apple blossoms can be found on the trees on the Klaumann l»roperiy on South Jefferson. It i rather unusual to lind ap|)>e trees in blossom this time of the year. .Vpjile trees (hat do not bear fruit during the iuiiiiiHM ipiite often blossom in the fall, but when apples are still on the ree. as iti this case, it Is very iin usual. lOLA PIDNT WANT IT. .V (t Kfiorl .Wade bj A. II. T. .V. to Lund Stale .Mti-tlnif. W.WTED—Two boarders in private faniily. 306 North Second street. PGR RENT—A desirable five room cottage. Inqalre 623 Elaat Uacoln. '.Vo i-|i(.it was made bv the .\n<'n ountv .\. II .T. .\. delegates ;<> thi -late iiiiiventiou at Parsons, to land iiiy of the loal men as s(a(<.- onicer.>- and. the fac( that lola once had thi r;ite nieciing iii:ide it almost an imjios sibiliiy lo get ihe state meeting loi o!a next year. The loia delegation, however, used their votes .iudiciously this year, .sr that next year there will be a very giKid chance of .some f>f the loia men landing bii; offices, lola wouTd have losr out this year and jirobably next year hail an effort been made to land This year. Saliiiu was selected !ib tbt ;ie.\t n^eetiii? pl.-'.cc. hA>SAS ( ••\tJKK!<SJIEN n» .MEET. Hr. Calderhead lla« A>ked the OeU"- sjitioii to loi'eka lor a Coiiferenre. l>eavenwo:th, Oct. Ifij—.\ meeting of (he Kansas Congressional delega- ;i<in uiil be held in Top:'ka ne.\( .Mou day. K> presentative Cnlderhead of the l-'ifih district, has sent out letters askin-4the representatives to meet for H coiir-rence. It is s.-rd that com nut tee assignments on the or.:^an!z;i tioii of the House of Uepiesei-.tatives will tw discussed at the conference It is reported (hat sev.-'ral of the older Djenibers of the delecation want to get (be idacr of the house ways and tiii>.iiis coniniiiiee. niade vacant by the -lection of Charies Curtis to the sen ate. So far as can be learned Ui ealliii:; tf the <-o:)ference has nothing to do with the diree- pr;tnary plan of nominat'iig canfl'd.ile.s now under con i. = 'i'"ration bv ihe Heiiublicans through otif the state. (;i.i:i( Horna'l.i. of Port Scott, candl date for go', .^riior of Kansas made a s'io!( v'sit here today. He called on .Mrs. r. n. Pearsall of the Soldiers' houii'. an old friend of his WJilIe in (be cliy .Mr. Horiui'Ty had H confi . me with Represenfatlve J). R. Mi(bony on lb? direct primary (piestion imw under discussion In the state .Mr. Mornadv has boen Iravellui: over tie state tiiuch of late and finds the Republicans largely In favor of th" riiiect primary plan of making nomin ationc. , THEY ALL K>0» F. 0. ( tlBIRN. FJIIMT Addret»MHl "The Han Uho .Made KaiiKas Famoa». V. S. XJ" Herehed. Topeka. Oct 19.—A letter or package which anyone wants to send to P. D. Coburn, secretao' of the Kansas board of ajtrfculture. ma}' be addressed thus: "The Man Who Md<if Kansas Famous, U. S. A." If will r?ach him all right. A paper was sent from L,ODdoo. FTngland. with that simple address and Mr. Coburn received It today. The paper was a copy of the Colonizer and was sent by / Alexander Jackson, the European agent of the Rock Island-Frisco lines. SETTLING BANKAFFAIRS Board of Directors of Hlenze Bank Hare ReslKned. situation is being faced by bankers and financiers who are trying to straighten out the affairs of the .Mercantile National Bank and to divorce it completely from any association with F. AiiBUsfus He'uze. Its former piesldent. \MIththe resignation of its entire boarfl of directors in the hand.-i of the clearing house that Institution appeared to control the situation and tc It was committed th? task of putting the bank on a f-rm footing. For this pnriKisi' n'ne clearing •• :'S" banks hud promised to contrlb ite two hundred thousand dollars .'••rli to tide the Mercantile bank over ify distress which it might encoun- •er as a r:*snlt of the susiienslon of Otto Helnze and company. Public Interest in the situat'on lay In the ii •- tion to be taken by the comptrtdler of the currency. .Mr. Ridgle.v whos> accei>tance of the pv.-"sldency of th" Mercantile bank was still in s-ime doubt. It was understood easly to l.-iy tliai Ridgleys devislon depended iiii- on whether he would be allowed a fr^e hand In the re -orRani7 .atiou of the bank and whether he would secure the support of men whom he desire.! to back in the task. The clearing house committee held a meeting to- diy (o con.sider the affairs of the Ciminiercial National Bank.. It was '•eported that there was .a hitch in the arrangements as to fbe hanks fallur.>, dee. it was said, to the refusal of Charles W. .Morse and his friends to consider their resignations from the directorate as permanent. THE TTEATHER. Forecast for Kansas—Showers tonight or Sonday; irarmer tonight. Data recorded at local offlce> U. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today and a year ago. tlctoher 18. Yesterday. Yr Ago 2 p. m. .. «.'> 68 4 p. m. ., 66 69 i> p. m. ... .'>9 65 8 p. m. -...hi 67 10 p. m. .. 4:' IL' midnight 47 .Max. Temp. 69 .MIn .Temp. ............A~ Preclp, 7 p. m 0 n Preclp, 7 p. October Hi. Today. Yr Ago " a. m. .. 41 4.T t a. dii. ... ..-. 4;! 42 Ii a. ill. .. 44 40 8 a. m. ... 49 50 10 a. m. .. ."iS 66 1 •; no'in .. 69 7.1 Preclii. 7 a. m 0 0 THE MAGILLS GO FREE JIRY ACQUITS UNDER jn )OE* IXSTBUCTIOXS. CROWD CHEERS :iH£ VERDIC HEARD COMPLAINTS Fatr(»ns of the Katy Trstlfied Before Kallnay Board. TYFllUS 1> WESTERN KANSAS. Board of Health Blames .Modemizinir of Hesidenres. Topeka, Oct. 19.—From pres?nt re- l>orts to the state board of health it appears that Wiesle.n TCansas is in the grii" of an epidemic of typhoid fever, and that the lie.-? in the paradoxical reason that , the honi^s lire being modernized, .fudging from the Information that being daily received by Secretary Crumbine there may be 500 cases of typhoid fevDr reiiorted in the stuto for the month, hsually just about half of the cases are reiiorted. and lat would indicate that the actual number of cases In the state will Ho cIiHie to one thousand. The majority of the cases arc In Western KauL-as. Contrary to generally blaming th" cause of typhoid epidemics upon wat- y hupplles directly, and in themselves Dr. Crunibliie says that the rouble lies with tl:e modi-rni/liii: of .'I 'esterii homes and lailure to propor- ,- study out the comp.'iratlve locations ind inter effects of cesspools and iiells upon each other. A FEW DAYS OF i;KAI E. Jiidire Wallace Will .\ot Actors for Vinlutlnx Law Last Sunday. Kansas City, Oct. 19.—.Actors and cjiesses who played in Kansas City asl Sunday in violation of (he s(ate ;jw prohibiting performani'e.s of work ni that day v\.-re.n(it arrested this morning, but .ludge \Vni. 11. Wallace of (he criminal court, will, instead. ;i-k (he grand jury early next week to indict all stage folk who appear uiwin he boards of local theaters toniroinw. Ibis is to be carried out weekly, be ;iys. Tbeairi<-al managers have an- oiinced (hey will conduct (heir plains omorrow as usual and to<|ay the coiin ty matshali began swearing In depu- es to make arrests. The deputies ;il- 5 <i will begin tomorrow the arrest of ,-ihopke«'pers who kncp oj'en <in S:ih- bath. a general order to close all laces of business effective tomori<iw ving been sent out. STREET BE.VCHES MUST fiO. Dr. t;ijnn Says It Is Xeeessarv to Break SplttinK ilaliit. The benches must go. So says Coun- ilman C. C. Glynn of the First ward e has been working for some time ith the idea of breaking fieople of the abit of spitting on the sidewalk. Ife ays that he has found this absolutely ni|iossible as long as benches ,ire a!- owcd along the edge of (he walk-: here (he loafers can "sK and spit." r. t;iynn will (ake the matter up with he council. I Savonburg Record.) The hearing of Ilr. V. A. Cava natigh et al before the State Board oi Railway Commissioners was held i'1 .'^avcnburg today. Coniniiss oner Ryan, accompanied by his stenographer and Su|)erint.?n dent Walsh, of the Katy. arrived from Parsons about forty minutes late. The party came in a private mo tor ear. The hearing commenced about eleven o'clock. Commissioner Ryan r-ad the complaint filed by Dr Cavanaugh and the Railway com pany's answer to the same wlilch, nat iiraMy, denied everything point blank in the complaint. Commissioner Ryan then stated that the meeting would be an informal one. with everybody Iirivil.^ged to talk or testify. The com missioners then heard the argument of representative committees from Savonburg, Rlsraore. Stark and Kim biill. A committee of Savonburg men were sworn in and testified as to th? passenger, baggage and express service, sustaining Dr. Cavanangh's state ments. Superintendent Walsh then stated In behalf of his company that passenger train No. 24 had been taken off and routed over the Neo sho division because of the light pas senger traffic on this road and the large amount of passenger "business on the iNeo.sho branch. He in linia(>'d that tba tw<-cent fare rate dill not help the company in a flnan cial way, but was interrupted by Mr Ryan who sugpested that the train was discontinued months before th< two cent rale was effective. Mr Wplsli smiled and said that (h?y hai a "hunch' (bat the rate was coming however. .Mr Walsh said further tha the inte(s(ate trafllc had to do wilh tills matter, but it was not made clear In this case, as train No. 24 had shorter run from Parsons to Kansas City over this road than it now has over the .Neosho route. But Mr. Wjilsh agteed that Ihe train service was not what if should be on this division, said he was In sympathy with the ]ieople demanding belter facilities and had be.?n work ing to bring about a change, whereby the Jopliii train would he run over Ibis road to .Moran and connect with the Katy tra'ns at that point. He stat ed that he could assure (be peopI.» with reasonable certainty that another northbound passenger train woiiM be provided, but coiibl not say defin iteiy as to what d.''te the servic? v.oiild be inaupur.ited. Commissioner Ryan promised to take the matter up with the state's attorney at once, and (hat if it lay within the power of the Stat.' Board the train woubl be ordered on immed lately. He sa'd he was thoroughly convinced that the patrons in this section ha.I just cause for cnmplaint and would do everything possible to s.'cuie for them aiiequate train service. The h'-arin.g was a<ljonrned at 1 o'clock. AFFKAISE tOAL LA>DS. Wt»\T tJIVE STOCKMEN FASSES. Nelira.>ka Railroads Refer to a Last .Made Last Year. Lincoln. .Nebr.. Oct 19—The state illway commission today re.-elved a tier from the interstate commerce omnilsslon declining all return trans tiortatbin lo stockmen and citing a lie of the commission adopted ar. Roof* Home From .Mexico, Washington. Oct 19—Secretary ()o(. Mrs .Root and .Miss Root arrived riv today from a visit to .Mexico. The cre';i:y is looking particularly well. Kansas City Urain Markets. Kansas City .Oc(. 19.— Whea(—Re. cFiptji 145 cars. No. 1 and 2 higher: Dec. 9S7/,; May $lo:'.^; No. 2 hard. SPeil .o.!; No 2 red $1 .0i«r ll .or. Corn—t'nsettled: Dec. .'i4 >;i: May .=>%: No. 2 mixed 60^!^ 61; No. 2 white 601 ^^61. Oats—No. 2 white BoU^Sl^i; No mixed 49 !g .'>0. Rye. hay. bntter and eggs all un :hanged. tJoifinmenf Will Rent FmproTemenfs and Land to White People. Wash (igton. n.-t 19.—Inspector.^ Wright and Bed" have compleled an appraisement of (he imiirov-»men:s owned In (be Choctaw and Chickasiaw Indians on the segreca(ed coal and as phalt la (Id.-, near Soiith .Mc.Alester They v.ilued (he improvements at ?l.'l7,:oio. Owners of (b:' impr'ivement.s will be paid tills sunt out of tribal lunds. Tb'- improvements consisteil of ilieir Ijoiii'-s and lences and farm i>ulldlni:s. I 'he Inilians will now leave Ihe segregateil area and takf' allotments els<'v.heri' The governtnenf will rent tlie impinvenients and lands •o whit*' p 'Ople penilln.<{ the sale i)f 'lie coal and asph.ilt lands. B«glater Want Aii« U • IftH. SELLINt; CORN IN THE FIELDS Feeders Are llnyinir From Farmers Who (anuot rtrt Help to Shiirfc ft. Salina. Kansas. Oct. 19.-The dlffl culty in securing .men to shuck corn in this part of the state has been a serious (iroblem with many of th:> far mers but It is being overcome in a manner more satisfactory to the far nier than wa.s exi>eete<l. Com Is be- 'ng sold in the field, and in many instances "sight unseen." Corn is now- worth tifty-fiv.^ cents a bushel in Salina and iif most of the other towns in Central Kansas, and the fields are estimated to yield forty bushels to the acre. Parties who will feed cat- t'e this fall and winter are buyln? the com, paying for it on <J»e average or $20 an acre. Many fields in Saline county have been sold in this manner. DEFENDANTS SHAKE HANDS OF JIEN WHO FREED THEM. State Lost Out—( nntentlon Thitt First Corpus DelirtI—Contention That .Mrs. Jfaglll Killed Herself Upheld. Decatur. 111., Oct. 19.—Acting under instructions from Judge* Cochran, the Jury tonight returned a verdict acquitting Frederick .Magill and his wife. Kaye Graham MagiU of the charge of murdering .Mrs. Pet Masill the first wife of Magill. In his in strnctlons the judge said the state had faib'd to prove the corpus dallcti The verdict was greeted with cheers in spite of the efforts of the court to maintain order. The crowd In the courtroom hurried forward, and offer•-»d congratulations to the Magills. The .lury afterward filed by. and , each sbfiok hands with the defendants. On May rA. last, Mrs. Pet Mag'll was found dead in her homo in Clin ton. III. A post mortem e.\-amination held six weeks after her death showed that sh3 had been suffocated by chloroform. On Julv 5. in Denver. Colo., Freder ick Slagill, her husband, and Mis.s Faye Graham, a young woman who had been a c'ose friend of the faijilly were married Four days later. In San D'ego. Cal.. Magill and his sec ond wife w.>re arrested on a charge of murdering the first Mrs. Magill They were brought back to Clinton and secured a change of venue to this city. In the trial the state claimed that Magill and Jtliss Graham by their con duct had driven Mrs. Magill to sui cide, and wer.''. therefore, guilty of murder. The defense introduced let tt-rs written by i Mrs. Mafelll shortly before her death In which she com plained of '"iinliearable h.?adHches,' and constant "nagging" of her bus band's relatives. WfnoRses testified that Mrs. Ma c'll hrid often talked of eommltting stilc'de. In a letter to her husband wriiten the dav before her death. Mrs Magill asked him to marry Faye Graham In case anything should happen lo her Magill was employed In a bank at f'llnton. III.. Ihe chief owner of which Vespasian \^'arner. I'nl(e.| Slates cfimmlssloner of pensions. WASPERKINS A SUICIDE Lawrence Phvsician Who Examined Him (I 'i^es His O)tinion. Kansas City. Oct. 19—Dr. K. D. F. Phillips of L.awrence, Kas. who examined L. H. Perkins for the Cnion Central Insurance company, was in Kansas City .vestcrday afternoon. "Has a report been made by the chemists who examined part.s of the body of .Mr Perkins?" he asked. "1 have been away so long that I haven't been able to keep in touch with the -situation. Rut whatever the result of •hat examination may lie. Im firmly •oiivinced thfa he committed suicide. •'I know some things that I was not isked to tell about on the witness stand." continued Dr. Phillips. '.Among other things. 1 know that Mr. Perkin's income' was not more (ban $7"0 a year, and I don't think that matter was brought out in the cstimony. When I was asked to e.v- imine .Mr. Perkins lor the Union Cen- ral" Insurance company of Cincinnati I told the agent that .Mr. Perkins was going crazy about insurance. •'.My suspicions were aroused, too. •ne day when I was sitting in his ot­ ic e reading. I heard his stenographer isk a .voting man in the ofRm the meaning of (oxicology. The stenog- rn|iher was writing to (he I'niversKy >f .Michigan. When (he insurance igent asked my opinion concerning Mr. Perkins as a risk 1 mentioned lha( (natter and he in turn wrnie to his home office. .A few days later I received a letter from the honie office asking me to procure in a diplomatic wav, an ex|danatloii from Mr. Perkins regarding hl.s Interest In toxicology, f ll'l BO and he ttdd me (hat he was pre­ wiring a <)uestlon which he Intended o propound to some lawyers at an einaxlnatioii. The explanation /was sent to (he Insurance company, but it refused to Issue the policy. I«itor v.o ni- three other comiianies cancelled (heir policies which .Mr. Perkins held." The rejKirt of Dr. W-jlter M. Cross. Ity chemist, on the results of his analysis of parts of the btKly of .Mr Vrklns will probably be made next week. • l expe-.'t to send my report to the Ir-rk of the federal court in Tojieka, D'-. \Cross SHid. "If will probably be read In court. The analysis has taken long time because I wanted to be sure of my findings." •'L. H. Perkins was an attorney of L-iwrence Kas. He fell from the roof of his home there June 1. The Mutual Jfe Insurance company which carried a part of the f650.0OO insurance on his life contested payment on the ground that he had takien morphine with suicidal intent THE MARKETS. Kansas City, Mo.. Oct. 19.—Cattle, receipts 3,000. Unchanged. Hogs—Receipts UOOO. Strong. Heavy $6.1506.25; packers $6.20@6.40; in'gs and light |6.00(3>6.4U. Chicago. Oct. 19.—Cattle, receipts 1,500. Unchanged. Hogs—Receipts 12,00(1. Top 16.80; bulk $6.35(g'6.55. HE DOESN'T "SEER" CHAKLES E. HUflHES'S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PRESIDENCY. MR. WRIGHT TO COME (•nrernment Enplnecr lo Talk on Drainage of Neosho Next Thursday. ,1. O. Wright, of Washington, D. C, a civil engineer- In the emidoy of the government, will address the citizens of this community In u. A. R. hall next Thiiisday afternoon at one thirty o'clock on the subject of the drainage of the .N'eosho river. It will be remembered that in June of this year the government surveyors completed the survey of the Neosho river with a view of ascertaining what methods could be employed to prevent overflows and the aiiendant destruction ol crops and farms. Mr. Wright will in his address make recommendations oi suggestions as to the best way to solve the overflow problem. It is to the Interest of every farmer and land iwner along the river to be present at this meeting. IS VERY BUSY BEiNS GOVERNOR WON'T INTERFERE IX STATE OB NATIOXAL POLITICS. TO BUY PIANO FOR LIBRARY. •Sorosis CIcb Will Hare a .Sale of "Tags" to Rolse Money. The Sorosis club, a prominent women's club of this city has hit upon unique plan for the raising of enough money to purchase a piano for he lola public library. The club )>lan is to be carried out under the direction of Mrs. L. H. Wishard and Mrs. W. D. Wolfe. Next Saturda.v, October the 26th, has been named "Tag Day" and on that date a bunch of pretty girls wil be given a bunch of tags reading like this: TAG DAY! Y'ou're It. The Library needs * a Piano. W'e need the money ' to gel it. I've done my part, * will you do yours? » Saturday, October 26th. • The tags will sell at five cents each or as much more as you care to give. t i.=; hard for any man to cling to a five-cent piece when a real pretty girl is trying to get It to use In such a gooll cause as that of buying a plant for the public library. The "tag" plan Is certainly a good one and the pretty girls will doubtlessly meet with success on every hand next Saturday and a big round sum will be raised toward buyliig*thr idano. His t)bject to Protect th« Interests of Both the People and the BaiJness Ct^ncerns. HIRE BOYS OF St IIOOL AGE. Trnanry Olticer Leinasters Threaten^ to CuH-ie .\rresf of Some Merchants. officer Isaac I.emasters says that If the merchants and business men of this city do not cense hlr- nc of achno} npp arrests wD) follow. The last legislature passed an amendment to the truancy jaw making it unlawful to hire boys or girls of school age. Thefe has been a general disregard of this law in this city. Mr. I.emaster does not know whether t Is through i;;Tiorance or willful violation but he is makin.g this as a warning. TEACH Hon. E. H. Fnnston W III . Adrorate New Study for Scholars in an Address. That horticulture should be taught > the public schools, just the same arithmetic and grammar, is the subject which Hon. E. H. Funston of his county, will speak upon at the next meeting of the Horticultural so iety which is to be held at the G. A. iiall in lola on November Sth. .Mr. Funston ne;;eves that the study how to grow fruit trees, fruit bushes and carden truck, is very important, in fact just as important as botany, physical geography and a nura ber of other studies now taught In the hools. There is hardly one student nut of tr-n who will not some time in fe have need for the knowledge of ow to pro|ierly start a fruit bush, a flower or a garden patch. .Mr. Funston Is 'a very able speaker nd at the next meeting will doubt-, ssly give 11 very Interesting ad- Jress on that subject. .After the address, the members of be society win illsciisri the question of how the «ru(!y of agriculture can be Eotten Into the imblie school course. The Allen County Horticultural socl- y by discussing the subject, may bo the agent in starting a new study the public Kchool.s. which would be adopted in the schools all over the United States. In connection with the meeting a big dlnnr-r is to be served and the indications are that a record breaking crowd will be present at that meeting. New Y 'ork, Oct. 19.— Governor Hughes tonight made a declaration of his attitude toward the presidential nomination when. In the course of an address at a d nner given In his honor by the Republican club, he said: "I do not seek any public office. I have not sought nor shall I seek, directly or indirectly, to influence the selectron or the vote of any delegate o any convention,jand with reference to the. election of apy delegate to aay convention there wjll be no suggestion tr .thought of influence, protest or reprisal in the execntive chamber." It was af this same club that Mr. 'lughes announced his acceptance ot he gubernatorial nomination, and h s speech tonight was a review of his administration, particularly with reference to the legislation which bad hi'fn accomplished for the state control of pu|ilic ' ser\'Tce corporations and other Important measures with •-.•hose creation and support he had been identified. Additional significance was given his speech ton (2ht by reason of the fact that he *to6k occasion to refer to his position In regard to the fusion of he Republicans and the Independ- •nce League on the New York county ticket. Against "Reckless AfjIUtlon." Governor Hughes said in part: "Onn of the fundamental purposes of the administration Is to vindicate the adequacy of our institutions to nut an end to abuses without ioinnlt ->•• disorder, without injustice of dem-: igogy, and in a patient, deliberate.: lut none the .less vigorous manner^ 'o insist upon the recognition and en- forcomsnt of public rights by availing ' j Hirselves to the utmost of existing •nachinery of the government, and by. making such new provision as the' 'nterests of the people may require. "A d 'fflcult problem of first import- ince wn.s presented In connection ivlth our public service corporations. If was our object to remove this fronf 'he field of reeklnss agitation, and to provide, to the fullest extent consistent with constitutional requlreinents, methods of Investigation and redress through which the pubUc obligations of reasonable, impartial and adequate =;ervices could be enforced, and public safety and convenience be conserved. "Means have been provided to prevent the repetitltn of the wrongs •vhich have beoif committed In the oast, and throiichithe use of the powers Eovernlng the issue of Iwnds and stocks, through insistence upon pr6p> er methods of bookkeeping, and through the prescribed supervistng of •he transactions of these corporations, it is believed that necessary publicity will be secured that the rights of Investors will be safeguarded and that "be public 'will' be pmtected from the. ; reckless exploits of the unscrupnlons vho hitherto have had their way with- <t:t effective rr.sfralnt.'' Scores 'Political Grafters." "1 believe it) the reign of justice. ind in the patient consideration of very question to the end that it may ' "je settled in a spirit of fairness. I have no more confidence in vengefnl methods aiid arbitrary legislation of those political graters who endeavor to make-selfish profit out of public •vrongs. than I ;have m the sycophants if corporate power. "Nothing is- permanent but truth ind justice, and to attain it. In view of.our human Jmi'erfection and Inher- •>nt limitat'ons; we must address our selves unceasitiglv to this end. content only with the award of our best judgment, after a thorough understanding of the waiter with which we attempt to deal." In speaking of his political future, the governor said: Tcr avoir! any possibllty of misap- iirehension regarding my our course. I may say |||^further word: I do not seek an^^utdlc office. To me, public office means a burden of incessant toil at times almost intolerable, wh'ch under ) honorable conditions and at the cdmmAnd of the people niay be a duty .and; even a pleasure to asMunie. but Is far from being an object of ambition' , "I have not .sought, nor do I £eek. directly or indlrectlv. to influence the ; selection or the vote of any delegate to any convention, and with reference to <he action of any delegate to any convention there will be no sugges. tlWn or thought of influence, protest or reprisal In the executive chamljer." . P. GOYE SPOKE TO PABMEB8. Blind Aspirant to .Seasie »u4 Haskell on UonTentlen Proirrani. Oklahoma City, Oct. 19.—At the morning session of the National Farmers' Congress. W. P. Gave.*the blind nominee for the I'nited States senator. delivered an address on Farmers and Leeislatlon." taking advanced grounds, including free fai-m- ing utensils. C. N. Haskell, governor elect, advanced the removal ot tariffs and tbe restraint of trusts. HID .MORTGAGED PBOPERTT. Cbanre to W'hkh J. H. Smltb Xisl Anstrer. | J. H. Smith was arraigned In Jns- 'ee otter's court Jh*s morning on a charge sworn to by George A. Bowlus charging the defendant wlfh conceal- lig mortgage!^ nroperty. As Mr. jBow- lus was out of the city the preUm- inary hearing was set for October i9. The offensa is punishable bv. a term In the penitentiary. Justice Potter fixed the hoai at |5(f0. • . ..

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