Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 21, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Thursday, November 21, 1907
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VOL ix. jr «w m. wk*ie im. , EIGHT fx IOI.A, KAirSAS, HOTBMBSB 81, 1W7^^ AW JBTEmro. FBiGi TWO can^ NOT FOR THE fUBLIC couimr ATTOBAET SEPCSES TO LET ETIOEXCE BE J^DBUSHED. REI^ORTERS FINAIiYl ADMinEO ON THEIR FBOMISE NOT TO PRINT EYIDENCE UNTIL TRLiL IS OYER. Skerlff Bollinger Wanted to Let the Public Hare the Facts. The Maude Reilly Inquest Is on this afternoon, but the puDilc is not to know anything about it until it Is closed. This unusual proceeding Is due to the fact that County Attorney Peterson iltlmated in strong terms that he would not have a| part in the inqaeat. If my of the erldence was printed until the invest Cation was over. The question of whether or not reporters should be admitted came up tori discussion as soon as the jury conWned this afternoon. The Jurors said this morning that they were willing that the reporters be admitted for the reason that the public was inters ested In the case anff wanted to know the facts; But when the Jury was convened' county Attorney k»eterson in Blsted that no one except the Jury, the wtlness on the stand) and the of- fleers be allowed to renialn In the room. He «aid h^ hJS important evl dence that he did not want made pub lie until the inquest was jclosed. Coroner Reld seemed to fay-or, at first, lettingi the reporters remam and the pobllc ktiowing what was' going on. I«ter on he said he was willing for the rerorteirs to remain and hear the evidence 'with the understanding that werejo.print w^ing until the 'aft itt.' Mh Peterson then Intlmatedj that he would-^ve noticing to do wlih the case ff the reporters were allojwed to remain. The reporters weirei then' excluded. Sheriff! CO. Bollinger, one of thp ^people, sj little later went Into the court room and made an appeal that the reporters be admitted. He saW the publlie wanted to knpw the facts fn the case. After a lengthy discussion they {Were admitted |wlth the nn dersfandtng that they wore to print nothlnrnntll the Inqticst was closed The reporters are. therefore, listening to the evidence but mot pushing the pencil. t One ofj the physicians who assisted In the examination of the body of Miss Rclily this morning said It seemed to be the opinion of the majority of the physicians that Miss Reilly died from typioid fever, and that the criminal opctatlon ^hlch Mlsis Reilly said In a Etst( mant had taken place had not contrlbutjed to her death. |He said that the evidence of a criminal operation were vciy faint if any at all" This would te id to show that; the criminal operatlor had taken place so long ago that It had no part in; causing her death. There were many evidences, he said, i:hat the girl had typhoid fev- ' er—fcvoij blisters on the Hps, hemorrhages and diseased organs. There were abojut three physicians who, it is believed, are not so confident that a criminal operation had nothing t6 do with her death. Ttis Morning's Seaalon. The i\ ry convened this morning at nine o'cock in the undertaldng parlors of c; S. Culbertson, together with the coroner and a number of physicians!, who were called in to assist in c-an^ning the body of the dead girt. A very complete examination was rcaie in an effort to ascertain wht'.h r or not a criminal operation had hwli brought about, and if so. whelhT Pr .icti city wai or not It contributed to her i|:ally every physician in the present during the time the organs #ere taken from the body and exairined; among them bein<r Coroner Held. Dr. P. S. MltcheU, Dr. Prank H. Martin. Dr. H. V. Dresbach. Dr. O. I^' G 'rllnghouse. Dr. Lathrop, Dr. Tozier. DrJ Christian. Dr. Heylmon. iJr. G. C. oiynn. Dr. Coffman. Dr. Wliley, Dr. ATcljllilen and Dr. O. W; Renntck, of Gas pity. The examination was not ccmplotba until elerm o'clock, after which the Jury viewed the body. The Ury thfen wait to th^ office of JDr, Reid< and organized tor the laqi^est which-was set.forl:8(l| o'clock. The Iwdy of Hiss BeiUr I^, Mid to Kave been in m wall prcMrved ^tatei. , T^e tftmUmot sentatives of the where the inquest lei^rets to the ^ooio It Is going on came tip ling on came np for some lltUe Consideration. Coi> oner Reld was for-a tbne reluctant to say whether or not reporters would be admitted but flnaliy said that he would put it up to the Jury. Several members of the Junr when asked, wliat Jlhey would do with ijeference to ad mtlting representatives of- the press, said that they did not want to have any part in any "Star jChamber" session, believing' that tl^ere was a demand on the part of the public to I'.now the facts. They manifested desire not only that ^11 of .the facts be obtained but that they be given the public. The physldan who had Miss Reilly -in charge expressed himself as being beard'y in .favor of ad niitting the reporters as he wished the facts in the case to be made known. Officers on Mysterious Trip. County Attorney | Peterson arid Sheriff Bollinger spent last night in Fort Scott, returning; this morning They went to investigate the alleged connection of a colored physician at that place with the cripiinal operation They would not d«?ny that they learn ed something In cpni^tlon with the case, but refused to give It out, at least for the present. FYom Today's Fort Scott Republican: • Was a criminal operation performed in Fort Scott the cause of the df&th of Miss Maude Reilly of Tofa? Seeking any 'Information which might tend to positiviely answer this question, C^ J. Peterson, county attorney of Xllen county,-and C. O. Bol linger, the sheriff, came over from Tola last evening.- They held a con ference far into the night with County Attorney John Caldwell. The Allen county officials were evidently annoyed when their presence tp. the city and sbmctbing of its object became known, and they were Interviewed about the case. Both of them refused to givo out any information for publication. It is known that Miss Maude Reilly, an Tola girl, whose death was first attributed to typhoid fever, but now be llered to have resulted from an operation, was In Fort Scott a short time before her death. WhUe here she gave an assumed name. The same day prominent lola mkn was in Fort Scott and la said »o liave! been with the vouni; lady. He is well enough known hfre that it would'liave been futile for him to haveiuse^ a name other than his own if he had any desire to do so. PRESENTED A WORTHLESS BILL. Man Wanted tola State Bank to Cash Bill on Old; Qa^rgla Bank. A man stopped up^to the cashier's window of the lola state bank yea erday and presentwl a five dollar bill for which he wanted cash. Assist ant Cashier Frank Wbod took the bill ind upon closa scrutiny noticed that !t was issued on the Farmers and Planters Bank of Georgia long before the war, and was of the old "wild cat" variety. This was the first of its kind ever seen by Mr. Wood. Nat ura'ly the bill was turned down aS worthless because the bank on which it was drawn went out of business many years ago. The owner of (tie bill did not know that it was worthless; He had accepted it in change fpr its full value. For tunately, however, he remembered from whom'he received it and took it back and , received the money. Mr. Marsh who gav^ yin Wood the bill, found the man w|jo gave it to him and got full value. • CEBTIFICATES ACKNOWLEDGED. Ida Bank Paper Seit to Many V. 8. Banks. That the clearing house certificates which were issued by the lola banks are good any wher4 in the United States was shown the $10 wtiich was returned to' thei lola State bank this morning. Some; one in tbis city had sent a $10 clearing house certificate to Da>-ton, Ohio; in payment for a bill. There it;was accepted by the Third NaUopal Bank on Novem- l>er II. This baiik.endorsed and.Mnt it to their ^rre^ndent. The Fourth N'aUonal Bank :of ^Uadelphii^ F». Here it was accepted again. This bank in turn sent the[ certificate to, a bank in Chicago wherjs it jwas accepted and sent to the Cominertiial Bank of Kaii- aaa City. Kansa^ and yesterday it was returned to tbeiorl ^nal bank wfaerc it was issued, The lola SUte Baidt of JhiB city. ^ [ I . - . And then it l^r wa man wjio im ' kUUas Us trUto: 'id jbe that ^ttbe OtU- a ^jHurdoa tor get oat so Witrto QUARREL WITH BROWN MRS. BBADLET ONCE STRUCK SEN A^ OR WITH UMBRELLA. BOTH ARRESTED THREE TIMES MRS. BROWN INSTIGATED ARREST ON cncd CHARGE OF ADULTERT. Witness Denied That She Ever Thrcat- to Force Brown to Marry Her. Washington, Nor. 21.—Wlien the Uradley trial was resumed this morning Mrs. liradley was again on the stand, this time for cross-examination The late hours yesterday of the trial brought out the fact that the cross examination of the woman would be a griilink one. Mrs. Bradley testified that ni -own and she had frequently quarrelled and on one occaston she struck him with an umbrella because of the cruel things he said to her. District Attorney Baker brought out a •statement from Mrs. Bradley that she was the first arrested for adultery in 1902. Both she and Brown had! been arrested three times on that charge. Mrs. riradley said Mrs. Brown had instigated the arrests. Mrs. Bradley said that notwlth standing those arrests she continued these ^felations with Brown, both at Salt Lake City and at his farm. Much nctoriefy was given the case, she saU\, wlien the arrests were made. She said' In! reply to other questions that she hap continued to live with Sen ator Brown notwithstanding the ex posure.l pastor. She also told of visits of her the Rev. Dr. Utter, to the farm In 190^. The witness in answer to a. question by Baker declared at the time Dr. Utter called she was not aware that Mrs. Brown was trying to have the senator return to her and live ai|> upright life. Dldj you say to Dr. Utter that If the senator did not marry you voluntarily you would make him? Didn't ho ask you how you wore going to do if and didn't you reply, 'Arthur Brown Is a cowanl at hear:, and If he doesn't I will press a .revolver again>!t his heart?'" AVJth a flash In her eye Mrs. Brad- denial of the crosa examination was coi, XovJ o'oventhlrty. A* niyeslenli^ Salt I>akc City per- Kons • FMrs. Bradley on the „ who ma. circles- n .-^oon- ley quickly,-'••f/'rcd a. statement • • Vhe cro HOE DISPLEASED i>d asked' s in se ig In Goevhior lljftlitg Cosventlon at Wichita ^ouU Not Oppose IsiproTe- ment of Waterways. Topoka. Nov. 21.—Governor Hoch is uot at ail in sympathy with the move nicnt started at the Wichita convention this week in opposition to large federal appropriations for the Improve mentsjof inland waterways. "I ap- polntei^ delegates to the Wichita meeting without a full understanding of thci purposes, of the convention," lie said today. "However, I would have appointed delegates just the same had I known why the convention was called as the more present the more I conention the Convention would I be. But, I tliink the business men at Salina. Hutchinson, Wichita and other Interior shipping centers are opposing the movement for the improvement'of inland water ways from a mistaken idea of the plans. "They seem to scent a conspiracy to secure! low freight rates for favored communities without any real develop ment of the water courses. I do not believe there is such a conspiracy. Railroad magnates tell us that the railroads of the country are twenty- five years behind the business of the country. The railroads hardly Improve their facilities for moving business as rapidly as the volume of business grows. At times within recent years commerce has been stagnated because of the inability of the railroads to move traffic as rapidly as demands necessitated. Real development of our Inland waterways will prevent such stagnation, or at least greatly relieve It; The qoestlbn of rates is but secondary. And suppose deevlopment of the Missouri river sbonld reduce rates to iOinsaa City. Leavenworth. Atcliison and St. Joseph. Would not ratea to Interior Kaqaas points be correspond ingly redaoed? Would the present relationship between compettng poinu be changed 7 And suppose It were. Are the people of Kansas to settle big qnestions—national qnes- tions-^pon the I NU I S ^of the appreciable, effect they nuk^have on this codunnnlty or that coauntinftr as op-' posed to the interests of the nation as awhoJeT I do aot tMa|t sa" A ^AUGHTEiR was bora yesterday to.Mri and, Mrs. WllUim Weathe'rby, Of ZirNortk.Third. THE WEATHEIt. j Forecast'for Kansajs: Fair tonight and Friday; cooler la east portlontj^o- -<ight Data recorded at local ofllce, U. S. Weather Bureau, today, yesterday, and ai year ago:. Yeafdy Yr. ago 2 p. m. 4 p. m. G p. m 8 p. m 13 p. m 13 mdlnight ;...44 Max. Temp 45 Mm. Temp. ...39 Piecipitatlon 7 p. m 54 ..39 ..41 ..43 ..4S ..45 ! 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 .01 2 a. m. 4 a. m. fi a. m. 8 a. m. IP a. m ^..43 12 n oon 51 Precipitation 7 a. m. ... 0 Today Yr. agoi 25 25 25 24 26 60 .29, .42 .38 .37 .36 to BE iJRY IN JANUARY PROHIBITION BILL PASSED ALA BAMA LEGISLATURE YESTERDAY. wia ctnr OF MOBILE SEOEEOE? SENATOR FROM DISTRICT NOTIFIED HOUSE TO THAT EFFECT. Goemor Comer Will Sign Bill—Scene UaeqaaUed Since Coafedcrato CoagresB. FORTUNE FOR WHITE Carpenter at PHrolla Heir to Fortaae Made From AastMiaa Mlars. Word con\cs from Petrolia that A. M. WTiltc, u carpenter employed at the pumping plant, has failed heir to Immense wealth in Australia. It sccms I hat Mr. ^Vbitc '8 only brother who had sxlonsive mining interests In ' that country died some time ago leaving no children. This places Mr. \\'hite in line for the estate. The good word did not come as a surprise as Mr. AVliitc had been Informed some time ago that his brother was welt to do but It was not luiown that his wealth would reach such high •i.uur?. Mr. White Is so sure of his fortune that be has quit work and Is now vi.slllng friends at Chanuto and other iwints. Mr. White is about- sixty years of afio and is not esi>ecialiy well to do, so the fortune if obtained will come in quite handj\ .> WRIGHT WAS ARRESTED LaHarpe Young Man Taken to Kiowa to Face Charoe of^Adultery< Cl.vdo Wright a young man *ho Is I Mown by hia friends as "Crossy" and wlioso home is in l/aHarpc, Kas., was arrested yestprday by the sheriff of Uarbcr county, on tho charge of adultery. Ho was taken to Kiowa, Kas., this morning where ho will face tho charge. It is said that "Crossy" worked in a grocery store In Kiowa at the timo the deed was committed. If. Olson, tho father of Gertie Olson, who prefers tho charges, la said to have stated that his daughter was paralyzed on one side. The girl is said to be IS years old and the young man is only 20 years of age. Young Wright stated to his friends when ho left this morning that they had tlie wrong fellow and that he would return soon. E. E. LEE TO PANAMA Son of IWr. and M's. J. C. Lee Gets Excellent Position. MV. and Mrs. J. C. Lcc are in ro- ce'pt of a. letter fmm their son, E. E. Lee. who is now at Evansville, tol?- r.g them thae he h.i-l accepted a po i.ltion with the Panama C.)mmi.'sion rnd would sail on lh« third nf D .^Cf m- bor. Mr. Ijeo is a me.'^hanical pnglneor and his work in his n3w posUInn will cover cneineerlng in lis various forms. The position aside from beine a very attractive one, carries with It a salary of $200 a month and ail e .xpenseB. Mr. Lee is a graduate cf the en- gineerin:^ departm»at of Amos' College, at Ames, Iowa, and Is only 28 years of age. He Is at present supr crintending the Installation of a gas and electric light plant at Evansville. Tho new position comes to Mr. Lee entirely through merit as he had no pull" of any kind and for thaf rea- sc'H is all the more gratifying. Re wlU be gone about seven years but will havo six weeks ont of each year to rest In. He has visited here a number of times and has a.great roftay friends who wlU be glad to learn of his good fortose. THE REPORT OP GINNED COTTON, bureau today Issued its report m the cotton ginning tor the growth oCjlMT to Korember 14tii. showlnc a totiil of. 7411.202 hales cottntlo« roand bal«s| as half bales, as compared with S^-> ^.242 bales fbr 190ft aad ijSlilXm for 190S. The aombor. oC actlTfli (ia-! iier»-»as 26^71 for 1M7.' Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 21.—^The scene in the senate chamber yesterday when the house prohibition bill passed. 33 to 2, has not been equalled since tho days when the Confederate congress held its sessions in the same hail. Hundreds of women from all over the state thronged the gallery, while ribbons fluttered everywhere. School children wearing the W. C. T. If. badge crowded the corridors and pleaded with the lawmakers as they entered the chamber. Members of the Mobile delegation of women, favoring saloons, were conspicuous by the coldness of the reception given them on ail sides. Sup- l>orters of prohibition pushed them asi^e with never, a word of apology and when they enered the senate gallery no seats were left for them. Goemor Comer will sign the bill as soon as it is laid before Him. When the bill was cal]i?d up. Senator Hamburger from Mobile district read a telegram be bad just received from M. J. McDermott, president of the Bank of Mobile and head of the "home rulers" of that city. It was as follows: "Unless the antl-prohlbltk >nlst8 win today, please give notice that Mobile Is prepared to secede frqm the state of Alabama, organize home government and cease to be dominated by our country cousins whose efforts to paralyze Mobile will not be tolerated. The senator's words were heard In silence. The vole proceeded and as the result was announced the women began to sing "Praise God from Whom Alt Itiessings Flow." Instantly the senators roac to their feet and joined in the singing, while the Mobile dclc- gntlon retreated in liasto. The bill as passed in tho*house set the day for the application of the law as October 1. 1908. Mobile wanted It changed to January 1, 1910, to change Its tax system. The scnnto gave the homo rulers" three months, making tho law applicable January 1, 1909. Tho house,wilt accept the amendment and when thin is done Governor Comer will put his seal of approval on the measure. WOULD PROMECUTC' HUSBAND. Wief of Man Who Thought Her Dead WVwfi Ho Remarried Would Pravent Divorce. . Topeka. Nov. 21.—^Mra.- George Moore, of Galesburg. III., whom her I^nsband says he thought dead wlieii he married another woman, is hc^ trying to influence the anthorities to prosecute him for bigamy. Moore; who also goes by the name of George Cook, has instituted Stilt for divorce from JJrs. Moore, In the district court. If he secures the divorce he wi 'i remarry Mrs. Myrtle Lowe who tms been known as hts wife here. Moore, or Cook, says that his first wife deserted him iifter thay had lieen. married a few months, and that her parents afterward told him she was dead. Under the name of CooW, he tliJ»n married Mrs. Myrtle Lowel. Later he learned that his flrst ,w]fe had made an unsuccessful effort' to commit spl- clde but VHs «till living. He and Mrs. Lowe then ceased to live together as man and wifa ahd< he filed suit for divorce from his Crst wife In or der that he micht be free to legally wed'Mrs. Lowe. The man's real name is David Cook, but in Galesburg he went by the name of M^oorp, Moore being the family name of the s1tH>- father who reared him. The flrst wife is determin-d that both her husband and Mr.o. i /iwe sha'I be prose- cPtc4 »for bigamy. MAY RE MORAN RORBER Colored Shoplifters 4t Coffeyvllie Wni Be Investigated- TO KEEP RESTRICTIONS Snrh Enormous Frauds in ladian Affairs That Congress May Not Change Land Rules. Oklahoma City. Okla.. Nov.- 21.— Senator Curtis, of, and Senator Teller, of Colorado, who with the senate committee, has been investigating charges of fraud in the sale of the Kickapoo Indian lands at Shawnee, i)asscd through -Oklahoma City today enroute to Washington, where the investigation will be completed. So much fraud was uncovered that it is believed congress will not remove the restrictions on the lands of the five civilized tribes. Senator Curtis who heretofore has favored the removal of the restrictions, says he will vigoro olsuoepysp says he will vigorously oppose; the removal In the United States senate. INSPECTING THE RAILROAD. Vice President and General Manager of SanU Fe Here Yesterday^ The private cars of Vice President Kendrick and General Manager Hnr- iey were attached to the sonth boond Santa Fe passenger tram yesterday afternoon. The men -were passing through on their regular Inspectkm trip. They were enroute for Wln- fleld on this division. Two engines were attached to the train. SETEN DEAD IN EXPLOSION. AerUeat la Capada Ocearrcd aa Oirtaria Balbwd. Keflora, Oatario, Nov. 21.— Seven a|ien were killed and four injured yea- terdar in aa; ezploakw oa the con- atracUoB woika of the Grand Trnak 1 „«i".--i I' |Pafli>e raflroad at Drrden. (Coffe>*ville Record.) Two negroes, ; Nathan Beck and I>eon Cooper were arrested last night for stealing two skirts from the H. W. Read Dry Goods store at tho cdr ner of Ninth and Walnut streets. The two negroes walked Into the store about 5:30 o'clock yesterday evening and one of them looked at some dress goodB while the other was wan (lering around the store. After they had been In the store probably ten minutes H. W. Read noticed that the one who had heza walking around: the room had slipped something under his coat. He walked up to the negro and turning back his coat discovered that the fePow bad taken a skirt. He wrapped,up the garment ^and ma^e tha nefrro pay for It. After the negroes had left the store !Mr. Read called up tbb police station and notified them of what hi^d taken place. Two officers soon arrty ed and the negroes were arrested while going south on Walnut street WTien searched at the police statibn another skirt was found on one of the negroes which had been taken from ths Read store. Also a bimdh of handkerchiefs which they had stolen from some other store. Throe pawn clwcks showing that tho negroes hail pawned three pairs of pants lead tho police to believe that these two ne- sroes are connected with the robbing of a clothing store at Moran, Kansas, which occurred last week. The comp'aint against tho neeroes was filed this afternoon by Bert Read and the parties will be arraigned bO fore .fudge Rice this evening. Among the different thin.f(s stolen from tiio sore at Moran were 25 ov ercoafs, valued at from $12.50 to $18. 25 nalrs of odd trousers and $100 worth of slllfa of difftircnt patterns. Rcrk and Cotiper were arraigned hrfore Judge Rico at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to the charge. The trial wtas set for Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock. CO-OPERATITE GLASS PLANT. Kansas Company. Whose Stock Is Owned by the Worknen, Starts Up. Coffeyvllie. Kas., Nov. 21.—The KaiH 338 Glass company is the flrst plant to start operations In this district. The manufacture of glass was started with six pots and forty-five men. The com pany has started out with only half their usual force. The worklngmen will receive this year's Amalgamated scale of wages. The Kansas is a co-operative plant. The entire stock issued is owned by the worklngmen. The men'get 30 p^r cent of their wages down and the rest is held until the glass business aijows the payment of the balance. ASKS FOB TEN TICKETS. Prcsideat RaoscTelt L< Expected at Yalc-Harrard Game. Cambridge. Mass.. Nov. 21.—^Hope that President Rdosevelt will attend the Yale-Harvard foot tmll game in the Harvard stadium on Saturday has been aroused because of the application, on behalf of the president for ten tickets for the game. It is rumor ed that the president, accompanied by his daughter, ' Ethel, will arrive in Boston on Friday night. CHANGE CHURCH NAME. East lola Edlflea.WiH B« Known as Trinity Chinch. The East To'a Methodist chatdi I9 a thing of the paat, aa Car aa the name soes. At the last moetlnff of th« trustees of the chnrch It waa decide ed to ehanfe the naoie to .TrWtr Methodist ehniSdi of Idla. The chaaga was made for the reafoa ttuit hy har tag the corporate MUM. ^aat' lols Methodlat ehareh, the'AorJEh atatt»- tlc* give lola bat one ckwdi and Baat IMa oaa. Br efaaagfav. the name t» TriBlty Chardi the dinrdi reeordt idn stvtt lola etedtt flne two ciunkaiL lint ••A-THili7*''Jiili?lMlh(:4i^ REFUSED ALIENS AT PmSBUBG, «A58i8< TURNED DOWN, TWERTY-OIIE OUT OF F0R1Y4IX FAILED TO SHOW THE FB^I KNOWLEDO^ , .1 Ji J tJ One Man Said He Waa a r^lytdaM, a SeclaUst, a MoaoKoadst aa« . Fhllaathroplst Pittsburg, Nov. 21.—(SpecIaT.)— Twenty-one of the forty-six allaas- making appllcatton for final pape^ aa naturalised citixens of the Unltatf Stat«s in the district court hero Mm week have been refused citisenshlp^ by Judge Fuller, for the reason that thay did not display sufllclent familiarity with the spirit and Intent ot American government and the Btag- lish language. Under the old inunlfilp tion and naturalisation laws it waa almost as easy to aeenre flnahpapan as for an alien to declare his fbta>>. tion to become an American -'cttiafa..^ Now all is changed and the appHcaat for dUzenship must show httaaelf to be In a reasonable measare q^oalUM to discharge the duties of a dtisen.'.. -Henry Deering.. a special deputy^ Unltedi States district attorney, waa' here from St. Louis to look after the interests of the jtovemment and to his questioning was due the failaro: of most .of the applicants to seeare the final papers they soaght Judge Fuller of the district court waa two days hearing the - applicationa ; and passing upon them. No appHeacant was permitted to get by withoat a rigid examination as to his knowledge: of the Constitution and the EasUah language. Borne very amusing fnddenta occurred during the examinations. Ser- eral of the applicants who knew 'llt- tia of English' had been coached to answer ''yes" to all questtonK/mito, examioin& one of this (lass M^. Deer-; ing suspected the applicant had tiaen coached to aaswer "yes" to tnOrr- j.| tWng. "Are yon an anarclilstr' he aaketf'v the applicant suddenly. "Yes." came back the unvarying ; T»> Pl.v. ' I The applicant then blnshingly- admitted that he Is also a polygunist, , a socialist, a monogamist and a philanthropist. He d!^ not get blS- papers. Another applicant was asked If he believes in the enforcement of all' laws. He said no, cxplateing that some laws are bad. "But if ther are law, don't you think they ought to •, be enforced, anyway?" Mr; Deeriny queried. f, "No. sir," was the reply. ' When asked his business the applicant responded that he runs .a saloon. He was given his final papers.:: Many of the sppllcants wlio wero successful knew little of the Conatitn- tion but they displayed an ablHty aad desire to understand it. Several of those rejected fell down fn attempt-' Ing to answer questions as to ttte namo of the President of tho United •. States and the Governor of Kanaaa. These may secure their final paTMta. on re-application if they poet them- . selves regarding some of the thlnga the United States thinks its dtiseaa •jught to know. KANSAS TO HA Seneca Man Has a Seheaie ta Draft l-sS W. J. B .ryaa. Topeka. Nov. 21.—tSpedal) Jaihn< Stowell of Seneca, a prominent Ne^: naha county democrat, has started » moevment to draft W. J. Bryan aa the democratic candidate for president • aext year: He has sent a circular UHr ter to the chairman of the demoeratio centra] committee in each county in Kansas asking him to circalate petl* '.ions calling on Bryata to annooaee himself as a candidate for presfdoatK He plans to have the petitions; after all the signatures possible bare been'' obtained, mailed direct to Brysar rat Uncoln. In his letter be sUtes thaSi he has "started the ball rolling OB Ua<> own motloa with a view to | havias Kansas in the lead of the Bryan .mora mei.t. With the letters tie ^neloaaa.,,, the* following blank form of peathm::-'. "The Commoner of Nor. )5, 1 MT.coar tains a personal letter written l^r W« J. Bryan in answer to the Intsnropa^ tory, 'will you accept the noml „ to which he responded. 'I wUl M aak; for or seek a nomfnitlon.' Bi tT^tf ha can serve the party by being a eaa* ; •lldate he will accept the'com BlaalO^i^ and make the beat ftHit he ern^ Kf j •ays his 'availahHity la a qne ittoa toi, be decided not by him, not.b;' a fanf'; leaders, not even by the laadhg Bowa^^ papers that call themaelvea daOMH' 'craUe. but by the votera o^ thi i:9iittr^'^, "80 friend Briran, we, gana aa era ot connty. ^mUe ofe- Kansas,'want you to he a c and nominee for. presjlent. here pledge yon onr hes^ as^iport!^-^ If yoa'are not latoniMd aa to wli Cbristlaa Sdenee reaHy lt..UMc 1 ward A. Kimball, oa the aaQJaci^- the Grand V ^imtM. Norratbar ^' " jrfflit c^tedE.^: Ift^e ^aKImfsatrw

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