Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 5, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 5, 1907
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VOk UL Xo. 4M. Wholr No. 6S08. EIGHT PAGE& N I0LA,^A>8AS, JfOTEMBEE 3, l«07^TrESDAi ETEXlXfl. EIGHT PAGES. FBICE TWa CSMTAi W WITH II WOBKMAN SAl'S HE WIT.NESSEU TWO MEETIMJS. WAS SAME WOMAN EACH TIME WITXESS LAV IX «KASS—HEARD tONVERSATIOX. Followed the Cuui>!e un Both O.-ia- > ! slons out of lurioKitj. « • • » » * V » e 9 ' U the story which one of Sam • • A\Tiitlo\v*s friends tells a Kegla- • • tej- rei>orter ho true, then tlie • • defense has a star witness to in- ' • trodiice whpn the famous Sapp * • murder case comes lo trial next * • January. If the witness tells ' • the story as he is quoted, a .sen- ' • satlonal' side-light is to , be • • thrcwii on Moran's inysierious * • tragedy. • • « That the dfft-nse in the ease of the Stale vs. Sam Y. WTiitlow, who Isj charged with the murder of .May Sapp, on the eveiilHK of SejMemher 27lh, wilt not go to iriul without some ol the more lm|>oriant details in ^\^lit- low's oonfesslon bflng substantiated was learned this morning from a reliable sourefl. Jt will be reinonihered that Whitlow ill his confession said he had bt 'J 'u holding olundfsthu- ineetinsr with .May Snjip covtrlnK a period of iwoyear.s. That meetings could have been so frequent and continued over so lung a period with practically no one seeing them, ha.s seemed very strange to the public. !i now appears That the defense in this ha.<< a witness who will substantiate Whitlow's story so far as two meetings are coDcern ^M].— He is said to have followed the CAupie twice and overheard their conversation. The beginning of the story dates back to last summer when a workman made some ira])rovements u*n the Sam P. WhltlowV residence in Moran. After he had finished work on the Wiit- low house he left his tools in the barn expecting m get them later. Itpon learning that another .Moran cltlr.en wanted some work done on his house, he decided to hunt him up and see what he could do toward securing the work, .\fter looking over town for the owner of the liouse and failing to find him. he aiinuunced to one of his friends that lie was going to U'hitlow's barn to get his tools and supplie.^s. This was after dark. He says that as he entered the barn he saw a lady come down the alley alone toward Uie VVlilllow residence. She acted very ttraugely and her mutterlngs uttraci- ed his attention. He stepped further Into the sliadiiws of the barn and wa^tchii ilie youii.i; Ijid.v. He says that bhe walked to the liuck dtxir of the Whitlow home and disa|ipe:ire(l. lu a £hort time she cuine out and turned up the alley and walked cauihmsly toward the S:ipii home and entered the back door. On the following Sunday night :he man who lu all iitoliabilliy will be the alar wlinei«s for the defense In this already fanuKf^ case, walked to the rear of the Wliltlow home. The unusual incident of a .voting w<'nian frequenting an alley after dark and entering the rear yards of re.iideiices liad aroused his curiosity. He determined to Investigate the matter. Again the fianie .vonng lady came walking down the alley and turned in the back gate of the Whitlow yard, and walked directly up to the back of the house. This time the witness says lie stayed where he could see all. She had hardly reached the house until the door opened and out stepi)ed Sam Whitlow. They turned from the house and walked southward. Now with his curiosity greatlyanmsed the man followed. After ^oing a short distance, the couple stojiped. it is said that the witness crawled on his bands and knees through the high grass which hid Wfaitlow and his lady visitor, to where he could hear every word said. It was while lying with his face downward, scarcely breathing. lest ibey should bear him. that he heard the girl Bay the words which substantiates a part of the story told by \Miit- low in his confession. He says he beard the woman tell Wliltlow then that If be did not run away with her she would kill him and all of bis family and then herself. This wltneaa is quoted as saying that in answer t^ tbcae remarks made by the glrl .Wfait- i <nr plMded with her to giV^ up such wOd Idna. B« •xplaixud •to her that If he! should rnn away with her, l>otli his and her life would be ruined, and I heir faiiillles disgraced. The man who is quoted as saying that he witnessed these meetings between Miss Sapp and Whitlow is said to have gone to Whitlow and Whitlow s friends and attorneys immediately after the accused man was arrested, and told tlieni what lie hadi .•;een. One of the friends of Whitlow. Ill whom the witness told the story, Kuve a Kegister reporter the details loihi.v. liiit asked that the man's name !,.• v.liheld. .\ Register reporter today I.I e-ieiiied the matter to attorneys f<ir WhltUrw and they refused to he iiiierviewed In any manner about It. The story. If told to a Jn.ry, as 1( has li.eii told to Wilfiow's friends. Is cer- -laiii t<i have its effect. HE ESCAPES PROSECUTION. Chester Hart.oence Marries Girl He is Said to Hsve Wronged. Information was given out from the county attorney 's ofBce this afternoon that Chester Hartpence and Myrtle Diiffner .were married this morning at the laUer's home on North lefferson. li wirl be remembered 'hat H.THiienca . was brought bark from Burlington a few days ago to answer to the charge of ravishing the fluffuer girl who is under age. Hart pence was released from Jail Inst ev »nlng under a $1,.'>00 bond. BROKE ARM IN FALL. Mrs. Walker Suffered SerioiJs Injury Today. Mrs. Walker an aged widow living 01; North street, broke her arm about ll:no this morning by falling. She was walking across the room to a table whpn she tripped on a piece of carpet and fell heavily to the floor. Her arm was broken and the bone pierced the flesh. The break is a serious one on account of Mrs. Walker's advanced age. She Is over SO years old. GIVE UP EXCHANGE Evans Bros. Will be Succeeded in Book Exchange by Ewing & Burdick. Kvan.s Dros., of tills oily, who have hamllcd the school biMik e.xchange for th? past thirty years, announced today that they would give it up. Ewing & iliiidick have been appointed tbf' loo.Tl agents and w!ii handle the. exchange for this county in the fu tiire. Kv;tiis Bros, will continue to lianille school books but will have nothing to do with the exchange. W. .1. Kvans, who has iiersonally bt en in charge of the business, made a. statement today setting out the roason.s why they bad quit It. "First, we want another 1> O<J!C dealer ill this city. I do not want penph- to have to trade with me who may iiCi want to. Andi besides." continued .Mr. tivans, "there's a verj- iinsiiccesi*- fut wny of gi'tting supplli's. In the pi.'si yea.- we have had much trouble I'l getting supplies. There Is no pni- I't In the business either. The expenses are growing and fhr- risk U greater. "I be'lpvp that these faultit could bo remedieil by a change In the present school liook law. There ought to be- a change in the time of making (l.e adoption from .May to January. It i.i a fihyslcal imix>sslbilliy for the printers to g?t the books out In the time they are limited. If the law- was chatued as I suggest It would give them five months more to do tMs in. I would suggest that the exchange buslnes.i be cut out entirely. Tibs exchange business is wrong from every point of view. The taking of books In exchange Is a relic of the old school book graft. Disease Is spread In this way. I believe that the penalty on over-charges by the dea'er should be removed. At least It should be removed on all but the county aeent. In so doing it would give the ordinary dealer the privilege to charge more if he pleased. The people would not have to buy of the other dealers if they did not want to do so." Mr. Evans also states I that It was also necessary for them to quit the business because of the lack of roonn. MUST REDUCE TAX LEVY IT SHOrU) \<>T EXCEED THAT OF THE OLD LAW. LETTER FROM COMMISSIONER OFFH'IAI.S .SHOl'LD SEE THAT LEVY LS UEDrt 'ED l.\ rHOPOKTiOV The EiYort to Prevent Increase of Tiixrs Will Meet with Popular Karor. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansast Fair tonV«ht and Wednesday: slightly cooler tonight. ROBERT McCallen and Stella S. Pickett, both ot IOIB, were married County Clerk Emmett Cull.ert.son is today expecting a letter from the state tax ctjinnilsslson calling attention to the new tax law under which all as sessiiients will be made during the coming year. Such letters are being sent by the comnil.sslon to the var ions couniy officials-over the state. Offlcers, and oUiers having to do with the levying of taxes, are Instructed to »5xerciae care In seeing that only such a percentage is levied as win equal the amount raised under (he old law. The letter which thb comniissioii is sending out follows: < It is niiiile the duty of the tax co .Tl mission. In chapter 408 of the laws of 100? to confer with, advise and dl rect nil officers who have duties to perform under the laws relating to as sfssnient and taxation. The only pmctlcal way to reach so Irrge a number of officers, some ten Ihonsnnd or more. Is by correspondence; hence this communication. The commission i."", of course, war ranted In presuming that every assessing or taxing officer will do his utmost to see that tlie law- Is efflcient- 1;. and sfjrictly enforced. With such an administration of the law there will be a large increase In assessments. It- is a matter of common knowledge that, under the assessments heretofore made, all kinds of property have been more or nnder valued. In very few taxins districts has the a.«sessment of property bean as high as forty per cent of its actual money value. Usiia'ly the rale has r.inged from 2,'> per cent down to 10 per cent. .Ml assessment at actual value in iiionpy. as the law direct.^, will cau.sp assessed valiip.<? to be increased variously from l.'il lo iion per cpnt. As the legislature made no provis ion for a decrease in levies jiropor- tloiial to increased assessments, it would seem that there may be opportunity to increase the amount of taxes in the several taxing districts. It iiiiLSf be ai)parent to anyone who give.s the subject slight consideration that the legislature, by providing for an Increased assessment, did not intend thereby to authorize Increased taxes. On the other hand, the intent evident Ihroughnut the law is. that the burdens of taxation shall be lei<spiied by securing the a .s.iessiiieiit of property which has heretofore escuiied t .ixn- tlon, and further, that the buiilen^- umonc taxpayers shall be equallzeil and made re1atlvi>!y more just than they have been In the pa.'it. The coiiiiiilsslon holds it to be clearly the duty of every officer who has to do with levying taxes to see that the 1-vy Is reduced projiortlon- ately as assessments are Increased, and fh.1t r.nly such i> in mills upon the dollar is levied as will raise a lax eipial to. and not In excess of the amoimt that could have been ral.^ed under the a.ssessment made last year before the faking ef feet of the ;uw law. Public sentln»ent will, undoubtedly, will most assuredly condemn any at- su.italn a?I officers In such action, and ttmpt to increase the tax burdens. Kindly have this letter read by all officers who are a.<isociated with you iifio nany hoard of levy, and also please pr.-serve and read the .same at the next meeting of the board which is convened for the pnn >ose of levying a tax. WANTED.— A Girl for Housework. Good wages. No laundry. Mrs. J. G. illttleliach; SI" East Street. TIRXED OVER $SOd TO fOIXTY. Robert Thom|>son, register of deeds, today turned over to the county treasurer 1800 as half the fees above his salary which accumulated since last January when be took bis office. Half ihj fees atMve the salary go to Mr. Thompson' and half to the county. The fees which accumulated is a good showing for the ofllce. LEMPS IN A TRAP ATTORXEY GEXEBAL FIXDS XEW EVlDEXt'E AGAIXST THEM. HELD TAX FOR COFFEYViLLE CHAHGE.S AUAIXST REFIJHMATORI Sri'T. XOT SrSTAIXEII. Jattsnn .Still OatherUisr Evldeace Harvester fom- (Special Corresiiondence.) TopekH. Nov. 5.—Attorney Ceneral Jacksnii today secured evidence which he believes will iipsei the claim of the Win. .1. Lenip Brewing com tiany Uiat It has not been transacting in Kansas. This evidence is in the form of a certified copy of a iKirtion of the records In the office of .J. .M. Simpson, internal revenue collector at I.eavenwonh. snowing that the Lemp comiiany paid internal reveniiH tax at a 'wholesale de.tler in ma't and intoxicating liquor" at Coft eyviiI.->. ITnder the Kansas law pos session of a receipt for Internal rev enue tax paid for either wholesale or retail liquor establi.shments is prima facie evidence of violation of the prohibitory law.- The l .emp comiianj-, in defending Itself in the ouster and receivership suit started against it last sjirliig. when Attorney General Jackson b.^gati wholesale prosecution of the brewers, has all along contended that It has not maintained agencies in Kansas and that all of Its liquor business with Kansas people has been interstate In lt« nature. Attorney General Jackson thinks the new evl deuce he has secured will cause the I.einp company to follow the lead of the other brewers in paying their costs and getting out of Kansas with what of thair property is left to them. Marshall Vindicated. Topeka. Nov. 5.—At a meeting of the Board of Managers of the State Reformatory at Hutchinson, with Governor Hoch yesterday afternoon a formal flndla'^ was made that the specific cbargl's of cruelty i?>ade against Sup erlntendent E. E. Marshall were not sustained at the bearing held more than a month ago. The Board reviewed the evidence taken at the hearing very carefully before making the finding that "sjieciflc charges were not shstained." By many people here the I.ingua .gp is taken to mean that Marshall will within a short time resign as Superintendent of the Reformatorj- biit there is nothing tangible in the announcement of the Board Justifying such belief. Marshall intended to rJsign In Septeiiiber to engage in private business hut reconsidered when chai-gps were made against him by former employees whom he had discharged. Governor is Cautious. Toiieka. Nov. V>. —Governor Hf>ch re- .urned from WaahingTon Saturday ev enin'-r and today a revival of the talk of an extra session of the legislature to pass a primary election taw began. But Governor Hoch is doing none of the talking about an extra ipsFton. Ju^t .IS he was before he .vent to Washini?ton. the governor Is gnarded in his conversation in regard ing the probability of an extra sess ion. .-Xsked concerning th« matter •eetcrday. he siild: f have not S.'P'I anything of. an e .v- ra se.'islon. Have you? I have heard .mil rend of one hut I have not yet seen anything that luok.s like an ex- ni si'S-xlon. I havi- been watelilm^ •l 'is ;'ly. too." 'Do you mean hy that that vou rive been wiitchiug close'y with a li .'W to learning whether imblic sen- Inient demands n Riieclal session?" "NVi. I <?o not." resiKinded the (!ov "nor. "Seiillmenf. or rather iiublle sentiment .should have little to do with it The ouestion. is a special evsinn a nece.s.slty? Would it be the iL 'ht thing to call rhe legislature to .ether again. Tliat la th» question the f;oveinor must answer. Public sentiment might be mistaken." And more than this regarding a snecial .session Governor Hoch declined to sav. Whar he propos.^s to do no ine here seems to know, or to be at ilierty to state but the impression is urnw-'n? that a special session will not be called unless th.'re be some iinforseen development. Harvester Evidence. Topeka. Nov. 5.—The depositions of ^ .M Garth of Caffordville and E. C. Dunham of Franklin, both impl.'>ment dealers, were taken at the office of ttorney General Jackson here yes lerday for use by the state in the anti- •iist ?uit now pending in the Supreme Court against the International Harvester company. Attome.r Gener- Jackson also tried to introduce in Idence certified copies of the petition, answer and judgement in a slm liar proceeding against the Intemat- onal in Texas. In Texas the Intemattonal confess- I judgement and were ousted from e state. It Is the contention of the Attorney General that the facts admitted to be true in Texas are mater- and pertinent as evidence in the similar suit In Kansas. Earl Wl Evans of Wichita, who represented the IntematlQiul, obieeted to the latro* D diictkm of the certified copies of thf Texas court files though and^ Special ConinilKsIoner Henr>' Ganta, who waa appointed by the Supreme Court to taka the testimony, :has reserved jud'sement on the lidmis.slblllty of these copies as evidence until tlie at tomeys have had opportunity to further argue the matter. ^ D.M. Garth, the SaffordvilU imple ment dealer, was a valuable witness for the state. He testified that he was formerly a retail agent for International machines and that he had a contract to sell them after the exclusive feature of the contracts was eliminated in ]J>OC. But he stated toat the agency was taken away from him because he did sell other machines. His contract with the Inter national was cancelled he .said, and his attent.'on was al.<w> called- to the fact that under bis agreement he might be fined »2.i for each machine of nn independent makewhich h« so'd. Mr. Dunham's restlhion.v was similar. Additional evidence will bt^ taken in Topeka November 1.'.. Three Banks Suspended. Topeka. Nov. .5.—wlohn Q. Royce state bank commissioner, yesterday evening made formal announcement that the CoyvIIle State bank, the CIt l7.ens' State Bank of Mulb?rry, antl the Garland State bank, are the honky hi suspended becaii.«e of the closing of the Bankers' Trust com pany t)f Kansas. Proceedings have already been instituted- for the ap jwlntment of receivers for fhe three banks. Commissioner Ro.vdo stnte.<: that the three banks, which were controlled by the Rankers' Trust Company would today bs in a solvent condition hut for the suspension of thr Kansas City company which was be hind them. "Aside from the siispen sion of these three banks." soys Mr. Royce. "the condition of Kansa? banks remains much the same as was before the New York flnancia' flurry. Kansas banks are now in good condition and depositors are in my Judgement, secure." Victory for tbe State. Topeka. Nov. 5.—Judge Smith Mcv Pherson of the United States circnlt court today sustained the damurrer filed by Attorney General .Tackson in the suit brought by M. W. Savage ip ar effort to prevent the enforcement of the pure stock-food law enacted by »ha le.gislature last winter. Judge Mc Pher-son's ruling is so broad that i( nractically ends the suit in absolute victory for the state Judge McPher son .efates that if there are any authorities indicating that he has Juris •liction to grant such an injunction a.' -as brought by Savase thev were no* cited nor has h.» been able to them, ite also says that the facts set up by the plainMff are not suffic lent to constitute a cause of action. Savaee sought to have an injunctioi- issued restraining C. W. Buike;tt. di rector of the Experiment Station at •he Stale Agricultural Co'lege from discharging his duties under the law Attorney General Jackson attacked the contention that such an injunction misl.t be Issued in a federal court u-i the theory that such authority B"ouId eniiinwer a federal jiids.= tr l.racllcally nilte away from a staU- ihe sijveregnty guaranteed It by the ci .n.stllutlon. Judge .McPherson 'did I'Of priK.s lui tlilii portUiti of the demurrer at all. nllhough he juade slight r -ferencp to it in his opinion. Without .ii Chairman. Topeka. Nov. —The State Tax cm miss Ion is wichout a chairman ind has been since the death of Judge Humphrey but it Is probable that S T. Howe will l)p e'ected within the near future. Judge W. S. Glass, who succeeded Judge Humphrey, is now spending all of his time in Topeka. and the Commission is asain taking up matters which were just well started when Judge Humphrey became ill. E. T. Cartlidgp. -Tax Com- ns'ssioner of the Santa Fe. was before the Commission yesterday conferring regarding the form of returns to be mads by (be railroact companies ti> be made next year. It i.<t not probable that the form of rettirn for rail roads will be greatly changed as the new law is in this one particular very similar to the old law. Ten Day» to Answer. Topeka. Nov. 5.—The State Board of Railroad Commlsstoners today forwarded copies of the complaints filed against the thirteen railroad companies operating in Kansas in the freight rate case to each ot the defendant corapaolas. The Board will not take the cases up again utitil the roads bave been given ten days time in which to either g| propose to establifeh the new distance tariff or file answers. As the roads ve notice that they have already given unofficial notice that they wlU reelst SHE HAS NO RE6BETS MBS. AXXE BRADLEY THfXKS WAS JUSTIFIED IX MUBDEB. PLEA iS EMOTIONAL tNSAKITY SEXSATIOXAL MUBDEB TBIAL WILL OCCUB XEXT WEEK. Murderer of Ex-Senator Brown Says There Was Xothing Else For HeK to Do. * ••«•*«***««**«««**« * "1 did just as any other woman • * would do nnder the cincumstanc- • * es. and I have no regrets. Nei- • * ther have I anything to fear, for * * down In my aching heart I believe • * if justice was ever meted to any • * one I will be cleared. My honor • * gone, the hopes of years of silent • * suffering shattered and set aside * * by the man for whom I gave up • * ever.vthlng'dear to womankind.* » there was no other course open to • * me but to .shoot him dead."—^Mrs. • * Anne M. Bradley. • Wa .Khlngton. Nov. 4.—On the eve of what promises to be one of the most remarkable as well as sensational of trials of its kind ever called in Ameri- J3, .Mrs. .-Vnue M. Bradley made the above statement today. One week from the time of her utterance she will be called upon In the criminal ;ouri here to answer for the murder of Senator .Arthur Brown of Utah in his apartments at the Raleigh Hotel, one year ago next December. The shooting iflown of the eminent .'awyer brought to light a story of a double life on the p^rt of the man and I sad romance in the £aa «iof the yc^ng wufnan. who, it is believed, has become weak in mind since her long incarceration. Night after night her wo little sons have prayed for her freedom and jiart of the time they have silent with her in her dingj' little cell. .Among the witnesses who will be called on behalf of the,commonwealth s -Mrs. Annie Adams, the mother of Maude .Adams, the actress, who de- lared after the tragedy that Mrs. Jfradley had been prompted in aer act hrough the fact that she (Mt's. Ad»ms.) bad written to the senator to ^•hom she (Mrs. .Adams) was eijgaged. The sympathies of the woman, who al- is an actress, were with Mrs; Brad- 'ey and she hurried to WaoblngtoD. Ahere she asked twe. senator<nu bis leathbed to wed Mr$. Bradle.v.^ In all probability t^e defense will be emotional insanity brought on by suffering of the heart and brain.,- the establishment ot the new Bched- ule as iirepared by the Boai^, It is r;garde.1 as certain that the Board v.fll. at its regular weekly ijaeetlng two weeks frOni today set a ^ate for I hearng on the complalnL ! Under the law ten days notice of hearing must be given so that it Is^ hardly pndiable that the hearing wl;l begin before Decern l>er 1. Members of thu Board ar> well p'e.nsed at the way the proiKJried new tariff has been received. Regarding it one has 8ai <I: 'The on.=^' crltl- c'sm so far has come elt^jijr from jobbers who think the Board-^as not lone enough In the way of 4^<turbing the freight rat<i relationship ^tween ichbing points, or from railrriad representatives who claim that -ve bave cut tlic rates too low. The.; general public seems well pleased." i Th? Board in its new jobbers' sched ule did not aim to materially.- change the presents relationship between jobbing points. Secretary Shit-er. who I- probably more familiap. vrith the proposed tariff than anspi;e else, state.!; positively that it ^l^es the interior jbbl>er and- his rivt»r^competi- tor on a parity at all poif.^»r west ot the interior jobbing point all commodities except those whic^ ^Originate West and move Eastward itom producer to the jobber. Oirit^Ia class of commodities Mr. Shln'e^' claima the interior jobber has -W advantage. But In any event Board will make a thorough inve|tjgation ot the effect of t^e propes^: Jobbers' schedule bef^ore ordering ;fe"^o be ea- tablish?d by the railroads^ ?; All members ot ,the Oafi 'icaty Rebe- kab TxMlge are requested t5^i4 present at Lodge Wednesday nlgjit; Nov. 6tb. as a N. e. and V. G. must iBe elected. Lisiie Thorst^, SecY. 1 • ^ ,

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