Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 15, 1907 · Page 1
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•I- I • 1 1 tOL. EC. No. 4S&. Whole Xo. «1S. EIGHT F1GE8. lOLA, KiTTSAS, NOTEMBER li, IMT^FBIDAT EVEXI >0. SieHT PA6E& PBICB TWO cnrTA. US LIPS MAtlE SORE fijO MBS. BOSA GRIGSBY, COLORKD, WOULD \0T KISS Hl'SBAND. HE NOW WANTS A OiVORGE THE PLAINTIFF MAKES CHARGE OF ("BITELTY AGAINST WIFE. Wlff Left Him Last Orfoher aid Mr. Orlgsljy Says He Is Not to niame. jThat the art of (jsculaMon cnntrilf- utes no small part to the felicliy of some family circles may be gather- eil from a perusal of a divorce peti- tian filed In district court today lii •which Al Grigsliy. colored, asks for a legal separation from his wife, Rost G-lgsby. The p3tition a'so destroys waat Is regarded by some as a inyth tt at wives not only expect their h»s- bi nds to kiss them occasionally, but e: pect them to <lo no bungling job. Tie petition which J. L. Barnes, tho p'alntift's attorney, drafted. Is certainly a unique one. Mr. Grlgsby and wife were married Ir Emporia. February 16th.. 1903, A )out six months ago they came to Ida and Mr. Orlgsby secured employ- mpnt in the ware house at the lola Portland cement plant. It would appear from the petition that up to tk« nine Mr. Grlgsby went to work at thje cement plant his lips were suf- folentij; ^yeinety and honeyed to satisfy his wife at times of farewell and laieatlng. But goin^ TO work In a place where cement came Into contact with his lips, causing them to chap and crack, was his undoing. •Mr. Grlgsby makes the general charge against his wife of cruelty. He says "that no children have been born from their ifiarriage, but up to O«»tob«'fc gfit^,,-i«ffl7 plaintiff had loolted -uiina .th<r~ "Hefendant as his 'baEy,* and' often told her that she wds all the "baby' he hla and until recently plaintiff was wont to bn?. fojidle and kiss defendant as a pai*- en ^t would a baby." He goes on -furlher to say that "be- caluse of the fumes and "dust of the cement In said ware room^ plaintiffs lips were disposed to become rough aiid cracked and defendant complain ej that plaintiffs rough and cracked lips pained her whenever they were prjpssed against hers; that out of feeling and pure love for h?r plaintiff ceksed kissing her and began taking Treatment to cure his said lips." He further alleges that on October SSib last, without any cause of rea- soil for so doing. Mrs. Grlgsby, in com papy with one. Wood left hira. and that he is Informed that they were se^n hi Yates Center :ater. He further alleges that he has since learned that Wood frequently visited his wife wnenihe was away from home. He sars iie Is wholly without blame for he^. leaving, "but only because said ^^•hod was a smoother man than plaln- tlfjr from lips to feet did defendant treat plaintiff in the shameful and cri|el manner above decrlbert." r lr. Gricsby thinks the changes he ^ merates are sufficient to entitle hlip to a decree of di\-orce. PAY THEM IN COIN lola Postoffice Employees Are Recelv. ing Wages Today. aghc hundred dollars or more. In th'! "long green,"' gold and silver, is being paid today by Uncle Sam to the employees of the Iota post ofBce. Ever since the recent financial trouble the pojstoffice deparlment has Issued or- deirs to posttnasters to do business on a hash basis. The result Is that Un­ ci^ Sam has the coin and is going to; pay off the men In cash. The |800 will be distributed among the city aid rural route carriers, clerks and ot»hr help.! The money to b? paid will probahty be mostly silver which will greatly help the shortage of cliange- for pay day. THE WiEATHER. ' Forecast for Kansas: Increaslns ijlourtlnpss wirh probabljp^now flur- It -ies tonight or Saturda^r i Data recorded at local office, U. S iVeather Bureau, yesterday, today, and a year ago: Tesfdy. Yr. ago 2 p. m ". 45 .6 p. m 41 1:2:midnight ...29 Sla'x. Temp 47 Min. Temp 20 t?replpltaUon 7 p. m 0 1 Today Yr. ago 2 a. m 30 47 Cam...., 2S 40 12 noon r.2 G2 I'r?cipltaflon 7 a. m. ..... 0 03 57 B5 .19 i2X T TO PROVE INSANITY Vyitnesses In Bradley Trial Will Present Sustaining Testimony. ^\*;l.shlnKlon. .Nov. 15.—UTien the trial of Mrs. Bradley who is charged with the murder of former "Senator Brown, of Utah, was resumed today it v/as ajjparent that the prosecution would ronifilete its testimony aiid at- iprneys for the defen.se are prepared to present their side of the ca.se. as si)eedlly as possible. It w& stated tjiat the defense would be begun with ijie presentation of testimony to sustain Mrs. Bradley's plea that she la Insane and was irresponsible when the shooting occurred. There were a nuni her of witnesses mostly from the west liresent In the court room ready to testify to the alleged intimacy between Senator Brown and Mrs. Bradley which It will be ^asserted by the (defense go to substantiate the assertion that their client was irrational v>hen the shooting occurred. . Ove/ the protest of the defense the siatenient of Detective Grant was ad- rvilttcd and he went on the stand. He said Mrs. Bradley told him she was a companion of ex-Senator Brown. That she had lived with him for a long time, and had children by htm. I asked her how she came to sb^t blm." said Grant.. "Bat she would not «n- sWer that. She said she had not acted on an impulse." The government concluded its pre- ssntation shortly after noon. Max Ijrown. a son of the senator, was the if witness, hut his testimony was not material. This afternoon Attorney Hoover made his opening statement for tho ri'ffense and court then adjourned un- ti": nfxt ^fonday. CHARGED WITH DISTURBANCE. t)ick Simpson Arrested on Complaint of East lola Lady. Dick Simpson was arrested this afternoon for disturbance of the peace, tforjiplaint was made by a lady lUing ()n [ South Ohio street who charged that Simpson came to her house In r.n intoxicated condition and created a Ijl .sturbance. \S"hen arraigned this afternoon ' Simp.son pleaded not guilty. .Th«> case will come up for trial, to- niorriiw. Simpson gave bond. JMRS. FISKE MAY GOME Manager Wh^aton May Secure Famous Actresi for Date at the Grand. The Baptiat Revival. [Tonight G. W. Cassi^ ^leaks at Baptist church on ibe subject. Am I if T am a Chrtatian." ni^t a good audience listened « line aenixm on "God'a Lore." jMMnf to be ^'^vood tetsntt Is !iniii >Hiigf-ayd ''th« onttoak' U^aplen- .Manager C. H. Wheaton. who al- T \ayT? has an eye our for theatrica' treats for the patrons of the Grand, U making an effort to secure Mrs. Fiske and the Manhattan company in Leah Kles^chna. The lovers of high giade companies will watch with interest the efforts of Mr. Wleaton, as Mrs. Fiske and the Manhattan com pany is regarded as a treat in metro- t;POlitan cities. The properties carried by this company ore among the most |;elaborate. novel and •beautiful oir^tlie road. Tlie company opens at the Schubert In Kansas City the week beginning November 18th. It was to have opened the new theatre at Joplin on the -evening of November rsth bat the hciree -win not be completed in time, leaving a possible open date. This jends encouragement to Mr. Wheaton :tb8t it can be .^ecnred for lola. The pompaayj also has a- Jump to make frotn Muskogee to Sedalia at that ilme, w'hlch is another reason why It .tuight-be secured; Mr. iWlieaton ia jn correspondence! with tbe company, ^d hopes to secure It for Thanka- itTfng erenlng. Tbls eojmpany can- itotbe Mcured tor any ^jtiT anm and fdtaaeo la tl^ Meec wlU. be Mr. Wheaton. ur mrntmhA la A" COMMISSION CLUB" ORGAMZATIO.N lYlLL STl'DY PROPOSED CITY GOYERX.HENT. NELO MASS MEET NtSJST NI6HT riTIZE .NS HEARD REPORT OF COMMITTEE 0\ INVESTIGATION. . • • Peritinn Will Be Presented to Citizens to Asrertain Pplillr Opinion. .\t the mass meeting of the citi Eons interested in the commission form of city government which was held in the Farmer's room of the court bouse last niglit. It was decided to organize a pernianenc organization which will likely be known as the 'Commission Club." The purpose of this club will he to study the commission p'an of city government and with the ultimate aim of securing Its adoption In this city. .At the next regular meeting of the citizens, this meeting will be perfected. The committee which was appolnt- ea at the previous mass meeting of the citizens to investigate the law and outline a method of procedure made a report. The report and recommendations were accepted and approved. .\ctlon was taken as they suggested. The committee recommended that a committee of five oe appointed to circulate a petition among the citizens. The people who sign this petition are to meet at the court house next Friday night for the purpose of perfecting the permanent organi zatlon. A president and secretary will be the principal officers of this oi ganlzation. It was further recommended that the president appoint three persons from each voting precinct In the city. These men •with ihe-oaceni of-4fee^on^ication;' -wlU bo known as the executive committee. The dtitles of the executive committee will be to conduct the campaign. Attorney Chris Ritter, who gave the report of the committee, briefly-' reviewed the law covertng the proposition. At the meeting last night it was decided to appoint two committees, for the present, at least. Thei5e two committees are to be known as the publicity and membei^ ship committees. H. M. Miller, who presided over the meeting last evening appointed Dr. G, C Glynn, Chas. Logan, and CJeorge Thompson on publicity cominltiee. Mr. Miller will announce the names of the membership committee later. The object of the publicity commlt- t.=e .ls to agitate the commission plan of city government through the pre.'js. They will begin work at once. The committee ha 's "Vtbmltted articles to the press for today'o Issue. It will he necesjory to present a petition to the city council signed by forty per cent of the qualifle<l voters in this city before the commission plan of government can be submitted to a vot? of the peop'e. The conn c:l must theii call an election. .VI'RDERED IN |IA.SEME>T OF HOME Four .Men Arrested for .Mysterious .Murder in Louisiana. New Orlean.s. La.. .N'nv. 15—.Mrs. Bessie Carter, twent.v-eisht years o'.d. was found murdered in the basement of her home in the French quarter today here. Her death was caused by a cut In the neck inflicted apitarently with a pointed Instrument. The body bore marks of a terrific struggle. The woman's room in the third floor was undisturbed and| the iHjlice are unable to account for her presence in the basement . Four men living In the same house were placed under arrest on suspicion. Later the woman's negro maid was arrested and confessed to having inflicted the ghastly wounds with a hatchet. ROADS WILL FIGHT LAW AN.SWERS TO COMPLAINT ABtH'T KANSAS FREIGHT RATES COMING. UNION PACIFIC TO BE THE FIRST HARRIMTIN ROAD SAYS RATES ARE NOT DISCRIMIN\TI>G. Attorney Bond Says IA"*H Llijaor Is • Being Sold in Leavenworth— .Script in Tfli>eka. FIHE IN SHIP YARDS. Two BissIaB Ganboata Were Bururd —.Sereral YeMels DaaMgcJ. St. Petersburg, Nor. 15.—A fire-of unknown origin in tbe Baltic ship building yards today destroyed two Russian suntKMtta and damaged several otber vessels. Wfectoat Matin BMtnycl. Naatudcet. Nor. 16.—Tb^ Marconi iflralMa irtatkM ai Staaeooaet was d«- a^pjad by Ira today* _ ^ Toiieka ,?ipv. 15.—^Acting for the Union Pacific. Leavenworth. Kansas & Western, and the Topeka & .N'orth- western Railroad companies. .N. H. Iwoouils late ye .sterday evening filed answer.s to the freight rate complaint filed with the State Board of Kail- road commissioners l^st we9k by Its attorney. fS. F. (Srattan. While the Union Pacific is the first of the roads operating In Kansas to file its answer to the complaint, which was filed as preliminary to an order by tbe board establishing the new schedule of freight rates prepared by the hoard, it Is now known that all the roads wiH-flght the new rates to the end and other measures are expectwJ to be filed within a few days. In the Union Peclfic answer it Is denied thai present freight rates are unreasonable or discriminative and alleged that If the rates proposed 'in the board's schedule should bo enforced, the railroad company would he deprived of Its property without due process of law and that the proposed rates would effect rate rules and regulations for the carriage of interstate traffic passing Into and through the state of Kansas. It Is new anticipated tabt the board will set the freight rate hearing for some date late in November. County Superintendents to Maat Topeka. Nov. 15.—B. T. Palrchlld, state superintendent of public tnstruc tlon. today Issued a call for a meeting of the county superintendents of the state and the holders of conductor's and instructor's certificates for county Institute work to be held In Topeka on Saturday. December 28. This meetli^g will follow the annual'] holl(Jay meeting of the State Teachers' association, which will end Friday evening. The meeting of the superintendents and institute instructors and conductors will be he'd under the auspices of the State Board of Kdiication for the purpo.se of formu- latlnp' plans for securing better results from Institute work. IMarshall Deouty Bank Commissioner. Topeka, Nov. ]"..—E. E. .Marshall, who recently resigned as superlnten d»-nt of the State* Reformatory at Hutchinson, has been appointed deputy state hank commissioner to succeed H. Finley. Mr. Marshall will assume his new diitres next Monday. His resignation as superintendent of the R.>formatory has not yet been acted upon by the hoard of manaeers but it will be accepted. Mr. Marshall will sever his connection with the in- siliution this week and it will l.e managed for a time at least by .las. Cady, the assistant superintendent. There are a number of applicants for appointment as superintendent of the reformatory but the l)oard will not art on any of them for several days. . Leavenworth Lid Tighter. Topeka, Nov. 15.—Lee Bond, county otforney of Leavenworth county, wa? here yesterday afternoon for a con- fer.'nce with Attorney Geoeral Jack- .son regarding the situation at !>eav- etiworth with regard to the enforcement of the prohibitory law. An agree ment was reached to take up the Leavenworth Injunction case , before Judge Gilpatrick in the district court nest week. These cases have been held up pending a decision In similar cnses from Crawford county by the Supreme court. The^«rawford county cases were decided In favor of the state last Saturday. "Mr. Bond seems to think the situation at Leavenworth is Improving." said Attorney General Jackson yesterday evening. "He thinks - the number of places where liquor is sold is steadily growing less. We win push the InJuncOon cases al^ ready started, and institute more as they are necesifBry." About Penitentiary Prisoners. Topeka, Nov. IS.—Warden W. H. Haskell of the sUte penitentUry says that>aImoet fifty per cent of tbe coa- vicu are now employed in tbs prla- oti eoal mines dlcclas coal for the sUte la.stitntloBa., had 4S0 coa {OostteMd OB Piffs S.) SHOULD CLEAN OAS MAINS. .Icta Citizen Suggests Way to Increase Gas Supply. A substantial lola citizen nggested to a Register reporter today that in his opinion If the gas mains over the town were cleanad out the flow of gas would be increased very percep tibly. A recent examination of a regulator has brought to light that some rubbish had clogged up the^ pipe and greatly decreased the gas pressure. This discovery would lead one to conclude- that a general examination of the pipes might result in a better supply of gas to patrons over the city. ITS BOSINESS; ONLY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT BU.ST WITH CONGRESSIONAL ME.SSAGE. RATE UW A BACK NUMBER PRESIDENT WILL NOT ADYOCAT^ ANY MODIFIC.VTIONS NOW. ORGANIZED FOR WORK Drainage Meeting at Humboldt Re suited in a Permanent Organization. The meeting of dele^ate.s from up and down the Neosho river at "Humboldt yesterday, resultfd In a permanent injunction being p.^rfected among the river men and in the first steps being taken toward acting upon the suggestion of the povernment en gineer, J. O. Wright, to prevent damage from overflovk-s. There were about 50 delegates present and several hundred visitors, mostly from A'- len coilnty, and all took an active In- tere.st in the meeting. The delegates were not called together until afternoon as many were lata in arriving. The meetingi was held In the city hall. T)r. Barker, of, Chanutfe, was elected president of the permanent organization. A representative in each county was appointed to cal! a meeting and organize county organizatlon.s. Captain H. A. Ewlng was appointed for .Mien county but as a county organization has already been formed here that part of the work was unnecessary*. The county organizations are, however, too col leci all information possible and present it to the next meeting to be call cd by President Barker. This meeting will likely be h^'d In a few weeks. A discussion of the suggestions and recommendations of Engineer Wright was held in which some little differ ences of opinion were manifested. The meeting was verj- harmonious however, and there seemed to ^ a willingness on the part of every del egate to yield to any plan for the good of all. It seemed to be the sentiment of the meeting that If the sug pestion for presenting the overflow presented by .Mr. Wright were practical they shou'd be adopted. The meeting is regard.^d as a very successful one and it Is believed that It is the beginning of a movement which will mean a great saving to farmers and property owners alons the Neo.sho. Tha permanent organization which was formed is to be known as the Neosho Drainage Association. Principal Snbjeets Will Be EcosoBiirs \ind Discussion of Financial and Commercial Conditions. JURY MAY DISAGREE Rumor Has It That a Ballot Was Taken—Eight for AcqnitUI. Four for Conviction. From the present outlook the jury in the case of the state against Mr. and .Mrs. E. S. Harris who are charged with working on Sunday in violation of the state law. will disagree. It Is reported that at two o'clock this after noon a ballot was taken and it showed eight for acrjuitial and four for conviction. The case went to the jury yesterday afternoon about five o'clock after lengthy pleas by attorneys for both the d« fendants and th^ state. The Jurors reniaiutHl out until six thirty o'clock when they w.i.» dismissed for supper. They convened again at seven' thirty o'clock." ITiey took several ballots and at ten thirty they were dismissed again until this morning at teii o'clock: They have been in the Jury room' all day today with the exception of one hour at noon. Justice Potter said this afternoon that the jury would be discharged at six o'clock this evening if some agreement/was not reached. Tbe case is one in which tbe Sunday labor law is involved. ' If tbe Jury decides In favor of the state It will mean that moving picture sbowa will not run on Sundays any more la lola. BILLY Williams, the converted minstrel, who came to Leavenworth a year or so aco in search of health, will preach here shortly. WHUanu was at oa». tlsse oae of the aoted nhir atrals'ot the coaatry. CMWtaworth Pwt • ... , ^ • Wa.shington. .Nov. 15.—^The corre- .spondent of the Chicago tribune has sent the following dispatch to Us iu.-<iead of bothering hl.^ head over the vagaries of the third term boomers and the anxious politicians who have l>een annoying him of late. President Roosevelt has been going ahead soberly and methodically putting the finishing touches on his message to congress. There is every reason to believe this Jocnment will show the president in a new light. Every one who has seen him of late comments upon the fact (hat .Mr. Roosevelt seems quieter, .nore sober, and appears to feel a sense of his responsibility.more deeply than ever before. He has not aban doned any of his theories, nor is be dis|)osed to compromise with financial crooks however high their station. Nearly All on Economics. The message from all appearances will b^ devoted largely If not entirely to a serious discussion of financial and commercial conditions. There will be nothing about It to excite the tears of timid capitalists but on the contrary there will be timely sugges- tlpns looking toward wise legislation to correct existing evils., without a brass band. it can be stated as a fact that President Roosevelt is not anticipating and will not urge any serious modifications of the railroad rate law. He is contented to give that measure a fair trial and he probably realixes. as most people do. that one of tbe best things about it has been its moral effect. With the' new rate law and. the -EFI-* kins law together tbe government haa, power to put an end to the rate evil. To Reeemmead.PaoUsyv - TTie president's message almost ri'V' lainly will recommend that railroad ppo;ing be permitted. The theory on which this recommendation is based is, of course, that so long as tlie government has undisputed right to regulate rate:!, railroads are entitled to dispose of their earnings as they see .it. Pooling was specially prohibited oy the old interstate commerce act. becau.se at that time It was felt that :f the railroads were permitted to pool (heir earnings and divide traffic, competition would be annihilated and higher' ratco would be the inevitable result; .Vow all that has been changed. Tbe lew rate law gives the: commission l)ower to fix a reasonable rate. The Elkinii law puni.she^^discrimination. The public, therefore, is protected. Wenld Correct Antl-Trnst Law. In a similar way the president's nessage will take an advanced stand o regard to the anti-trust law. The wording of that act is Unfortunate, it apparently puts a ban on all sorts of rombination.s. whether they, actually e.«ult disastrously to the public or not " . •• : Hrobably the most important sec:ion of this distinctively business message is that which will have to do A -ith the pre.sent financial situation. A recommendation will be made Ic general terms that congress shall .pro- ::eed to pa.ss legislation, at once provid ing: for such an amendment to the jreseat cnrreiicy system as wili add he necessarj- elastic element to clrcu- •atlon. The president will 'point out hat at the present time there is such Jemand for actual cash that tbe hanlis hemselves are paying a premium for currency. On this subject It is not too uuch to say that the president looks lor immediate action by congress. For I'osUI Savlsgs Banks. It is more than probable that tbe .•resident will include a general recom mendation for adoption of postal sav ing banks. No one looks for such legislation at the present session of congress, because the questions in- rolved are so important, but the stand taken by Postmaster General Meyer will be fully.Indorsed by the president, with a suggestion that congress should at least take up the matter. On the- genral subject of the treatment of corporations and tlieir control by the federal government through a system of national li/renses or incorporations, the message this year will follow closely along the lines laid down by the president in bis Indiaa- apolls speech, which was extremely conservative and was generally satisfactory to the big money intereets who deal fairly. TO FILL VACANT PLAC€. Teachers Committee of School Board Will Meet Tonight The teachers' committee of tbs school board is to hold a meettac tonight for the purpose of eaploylas s teacher to take the place of Mas Besa Miller who teslsned last ireek aad aas marHed, The eaguHttee bail several loeal eyperleaced teachers la •lew.hnt have aot deialt^ dsddcd oat.

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