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you IX. No. 447. WMe He. tt«7. SIX rXGE^ lOU, XAXSIS. HOTBMBEB SQ, lM7 ^ATrRDAT ETEKIKCL SIX PAGES. >BicB TWO cmm, DREW CHILD BY LOT ri< IXTERESTIICG DEYEL0PMEKT8 IK BANES DIVORCE ACTIOIT. CHARGES ARE SENSATIONAL WIFE SATS HUSBAND HIRED POLICE TO WATCH HER. ^^X RUSSIAN CAKE TO TAFT. Coaple "Agreed to Disagree". Once But Husband Later Changed Hi8 Hind. During the progress of a. trial In the district court room this morning ' : a little flaxen-haired girl not yet four years old sat playing in the second bencb among the spectators. After a time she clamored from the bench down onto the carpet In the aisles and crooned and crowed In childish glee,' unmindful of the dignity her elders In the room maintained as the trial proceeded. Finally she got up from the floor, toddled up to the I back of the bench In front of her, ! drew herself up so she could see the I witness chair and looked into the eyes I of the woman who answered the ques- ^ tlona put to her by the attorneys. ^^ThoUgh she appeared to listen atten- ^tively to the story her mother told it meant nothing to her, and it is just as well that it/did not, for it involved a sensational divorce suit in which the evidence was of such a character that one or two women left the rooiii and many of the men among the spectators hung their heads. Nellie: Banes vs. R. A, Banes, di vorce suit, was the title. The word spicy' is Inadequate In describing a portion of the eyidence. In fact, it was so pacy that the friends of the Interested parties will not have to ask the reporters not to publish it.'Some of the allegations made on either side are sensationally shady. The general grounds for the divorce is cruelty. Mrs. Banes told a long story In attemiUing to show that her husband was unnatural In his demands upon heri The family until a little over a year ago lived near j One of the first interesting bits of •tifllgihy-^giat cropped oat was thix . priflVMns to their sepiirating they had I talked over their domestic troubles ; and "agreed to disagree." A contract ! alleged to have b«en drawn ap pro; viding for the division of the prop- i erty. The matter of who should take I the child could not be settled so easity I After some deliberation it was agreed I that, until thet question was settled in the courts, which ever of the parents was sucessful in a straw drawing contest should have the custody of the child pending a divorce suit. Mrs. Banes drew the long straw and the : child has been w^ith her. Banes later ' decided to resist the case. On cross examination of Mrs. Banes It developed that she had been arrested by the police for immoral conduct and; had p'eaded guilty to th^ charge in pcrilce court. Mrs. Banes maintained howerer, that she was not really guilty of: the charge but pleaded guilty for this reason that she felt confident ot cdnriction. It seems that the police f0«uid''her holding conversation with one Boon in E^ast lola shortly after tneir trouble. She says that her re- .j «»<yUon8 with Boon were not more in^n ^tlmate than merely a conversation. 6he and her friends also maintain that certain policemen were hired by Hr. Bane-s to watch her and arrest her should she chance to be found In a compromising position. She accounts for her arrest on this allega- Uon. It developed on cross-examination that she had furnished the money with which Boon paid his fine, he having been arraigned for Immoral conduct with her. This afternoon at 2:30. the plaintiff rested ami Mr. Banes, the first witness for the defense, was called. Mr. Banes msde a general denial of the allegations of his wife with reference to his treatment of her. He told of noticing something more than legitimate Irlend'iness between his wife and another man. This morning the spectators were few In number but the general racy character cf the evidence must have leaked on- as there was a big crowd on hand this afternoon. The defense has probably a half dozen witnesses to testify. WIUT£S TO COLUNS Hmnj HaT<> Congntnliiled lels Police Jmigt- OD Letter tp'Liqnor Men. With nearly every mail left on PS- lice Jud:;^; Collin's desk are letters of a congr.itulatory nature in regard to the letter he wrote to a Kansas City 4i«t ?linK company in answer to the ^y^ertlsins circular which the liquor flm sent him giving the prices i of %afar' goods. This letter has been MIMU a wide circnlation and men Trap; far and near are writing con- inMiqlations. Many have made pier- visits to Judge Collins' <rfBce ,jcxtended their oongt«taIationa. ; :i^iyi|ins the letters is one from Evan "'T.: S. Hawler who has Ibeen in this state for the past' ser- lonths and who is one of the ing men of t^e PresbirterUn 'dittrchi He said that he was going to'db all lo fhls power to see thait ^he mrtlele its copied^ all of tbe impciit- •ot. religious pipwrs .of the PlMlV- Uriu cjhnirelL • "J j.' How the Secretary OtwerTed Thanks. fflrlBK en his Way to:St. Petersburg. Vti. Eurppean Rus^a, Nov. 28.—On board the train bearfng; Secretary Taft and his party to Moscow, toasts were drunk today to President Roosevelt and Csar Nicholas, la' recognition of Thanksgiving the Rusrian passengers gave an elaborate catn, bearing Russian and ,American flaj^, to the Secretary. In responding Secretary Taft said that he was Impressed with the resources and fertility ;of Siberia and the appearance and the character of the people. He prophesied a future development for Siberia similar to that of the American yi;eat. He said it would become the leading section of the country in agriculture. Secretary Taft was :;toa8ted as the next resident of the United States. He accepted in behalf of the next president, "whoever he be." Secretary Taft's train crossed . the European frontier at noon. ; BEAR HUNTERS TO BE GUESTS. lOLA DID NOT WIN The ProKldent Reported to Hare Plan ned a Novel Dinner. Washington, Nov. 29.—President Roosevelt is trying to arrange a bear hunters' dinner to talte place In the White House some evening next week. He desires to have as his guests all of the men who were *ith him on his recent expedition into the canebrakes of Louisiana. John Mcllheuny, civil service cominlssioner. Representative Ransdell, the Parker Bros., on whose olantation the President hunted; Ben Lilley. the chief guide; and all of tfio principal hunt^en -viio were with the Presldentiar' party in the cane- "irakes have been invited to come to Lhe dinner. Bear stea^ and bear stories will form a larg;e part of the dinner. '. HASKELL WAITING MESSAGE. Suggestions Regarding. Laws to Con irol Oklahoma Corporations the Featur^.: Guthrie. Okla.. Nov. - 29.—Governor Haskell spent Thanksgiving day writ Ing his message to the legislature, which body will convene next Monday at noon. He expects' to finish his u«ess:igo Saturday. Ir will contain suggestions and rocomuiendations for the enactment of la^^sthat will give force and effect to the 'legislation calculated to control the" corporate Interests in the state. It is expected that the message-will sfet forth a plan wheroby the legislature' may strength en banking conditions ; In the state without making the state financially responsible for the safety of the banks. CROWD TO SEE GAME Army and Navy Elevens Play Football Today Before 25,090 People. Pniladelphia. Nov. 30.—Football rep- re.-=entatfve8 of the United States .\rniy and Navy schools will be ready to clash h're this afternoon in the annual football contesr. Twenty-five thousand pepple are eacpected to be present: at the kick off." Alth|>ugh President lloosevelt will net b^ present, his daughter. Ethel, will represent him wfiile Secretary Oliver will supplant Secretary Taft in the latler's absence. Secretary of the Navy Metcalf with Assistant Secretary Newberry will take up laces on the s''je of the navy coiitingeiit Supporting will be admirals of the navy and generals of the army, not to speak of thp hundreds of otter officers of the two .fighting branches of the gov- .^rnmoDt. The army is sMghtly the fevorife in the betting. WANT GRAFT PROBED. Topeka People Have Presented Grand Jury Petition to Court. Topeka. Nov. <50.—The grand Jurv petition was presented to Judge A. W. Dana in the district court here yeslor- da.v. The petition bore E->4 sijpatures and the calling of a grand jury for th' special puri»ose of investigating charges of graft and; corruption 'In sewer and iiaving worjc in TOpeka is asked for. Under the law ibut 400 signatures are required to cotnnel the district Judge to call .'a grand jury, unless he gives notice'at least ninety days In advance of a; term of court that a grand jury wilt not be called. There is therefore but one question to be determined with reference to the netition. Are there tlve signatures of 400 or more tax payers and citizens of Shawnee county attached? If the peUtlon is sufficient Judge Dana must call a grand jury. The charges of graft in sewer construction have been public for nearly twelve months and have already caused this resignation of James King as city eiigineer. TRIED A CONSUM^ION TEST. A Successful Demon^»«tion at Ann Arbor of a Recent Discovery. Ann Arbor, Mich.. Nor. 2».—Sixty of the senior law students of the University of Michigan ihaye subjected themselves to the neW^ "bptliaino tul> erculln, test." to det^mMne whether there are any tuhercmlosis germs In the body. The liquid la prepared from clean cultures of the tiibercle bacillus, but precipitated in tiooboi, and Instead of behig Injected, like Kbdi's lympb. it is dropped into the sobject's eye. If the diseaae is'in existence in the body it wiU be maalfeated in i or 10 hours. Of the atodeats not one showed'anr reactlaii,:will« on pat- mta la the ho^td tt? fait. • - Brought Back No Honors Ffom the Teachers' Mooting at Cofrsyvllle. For the first time in the past six years the lola high school failed to-l take a place in the musical contest of the SoutheastianL Kansas Teachera' Association whldh was held yester day at Colteyvlllk Kas. Fred Steele, who was the sole representative of the lo'.a schools, failed to get a place in the solo contest. Five years ago lola pot first place In the chorus contest; the next year in the contest in elocutton lola's contestant won first place. lola got first place in the boy's solo and the giri 'B quartette the following year when the contest was held at Pittsburg, Kas, The next year lola got first place in the girls' quartette but failed! in the chorus. Last year when the contest was held at Parsons lola's contest ants won first place. Prof. L. W. Mayberry, superinten dent of the lola city schools was given a place on the executive. commit tee for the association which will meet in EJmporia, Kas. I^AKarpe's chorus did not secure place in the contest. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Pair tonight and Sunday; cooler tonlsht. "FITZ" THREATENS MULDOON. OUR WAY OPENS MONDAY. New ManaaAent Makes Extensive Improvements. The Our Way restaurant will open next Monday for business under the new nianageiuent. The business was closed up some time ago when Iho proprietors. Messrs. Brennan and O" ear>- want Into bankruptcy. It was fold a few days ago by Receiver Guy Pees to Taylor Bros., of "Tulsa, who have since made extensive improve menis on the place. PRAIRIE FIRE AT COLi>NY. .Spark From Engine Endangers Farm Property. A prairie fire which is said to have originated from an engine on the Katy tracks north west of Colony 'Spread for several miles south and for a lime threatenwi the entire farming district north of (bis city today. It was checked only when the entire somraunity united in fighting it. Houses and barns on several farms were sayed by the owners plowing around them. The damage is not tbourht to •je great. . ifcdli TO l-SE ALL THE XONET. Deep WeU Direeters Decide to Drill to Depth of S,000 FecC It was decided at the meeting of the Jeep well directors which was held this morning to continue drilling until the money which has been subscribed has been exhausted. Twenty thousand dollars was the amount originally sub icrlbed. Thirteen thousand of (hat sum has already been used and the Irillers are now down about 2,500 feet. The remaining 17.000 in the treasury will in all probability lie suf- flcleiit to enable them to drill the 3,000 feet deep as originally planned. DIED FROK RAZOR WOUNDS. Facts Learned CoacemlnR KaBsa.1 Boy*s Death on Battleship. Washington, Nov. 30.—^The navy department gave out the facts today surrounding the death of Ray H. Anthony the Kansas boy who was a seaman on the battlesiilp Rhode island. On November 6, the navy notified .Anthony's relatives at Parsons, Kas., 'hat the boy had been hurt, and was •t the Brooklyi; navy hospital. Five days later Anthony died, and his body was sent to Parsons for burial. An investigation there developed that he had died from a gash in the side Congressman Campbell was asked to find out the facts and he finally got them today. it seems that Anthony and a fireman named Edward Lewis on the battleship, got into an altercation, and Lewis slashed Anthony with a razor, nrodiicing wounds which caused his leath. Lewis was court martialed \nii sentenced to ten years in prison. MRS. E, N. JONES today received another Thanksgiving offering for the orphans' home. Olive Branch schoo', which is taught by Miss AUa Ard, sends |2.20 to the home. MUST KEEP FAITH Baron Ishii Says This in Statement Following Visit to America. Toklo, Nov. 30.—Baron Ishii, chief of the bureau of commerce of the Japanese foreign oflSce. who visited America and Canada for the purpose of Investigating the emigration problem, arrived in Tokio today. He said: "In my opinion It is necessary in order to keep absolute faith with the United States to prevent the Immigration of laborers thither, altogether because an exclusion act would be disagreeable.- We should send laborers to Canada in great moderation." CONVENT IN FL>^MES. Priest is Thought to Have Been Burned to Death. Covington, La.. Nov. 30.—St. Joseph's convent. St. Joseph Academy, and other bnlldings adjacent are bumlns- A. priest Is believed to hare been cat off by the flamea and bnm- ed to death. The Bign of Azt-ta often the frane. 0«r .Ptetar* DiUBiaK la oar pri#«.~ m Pualllst Bays He Will Open Strenu oua Sanitarium at Dunollen. Wortjester, Mass., Nov. 30—The laurels gained by Miitdoon, the ox-wrest- ier, who treated Secretary of Sute Root at his sanitarium, are now threat ened by Bob Fitzsimmons; the ex- pugilist. Mr. Fitzsimmons believes that the strenuous sanitarium will be all the rage soon, and intends to get in line. In outliningi his plans today Fitzsimmons said: "I've got a fifty-acre place at Dunellen, N, J., between Plainfield and Bound Brook. The way the newspapers advertised Muldoon because Secretary Root was stopping there showed me that I would make a bit by opening a strenuous sanitarium of my own at Dunellen. "I have drawn up plans for a fifty- room plant with an injmense gymnasium. The contractors are at work now, and as soon as they are through I will quit the show pusiness." HEARS ARGUMENTS COUNSELS Fon ST.ITE AND DE FENSE TALKED TO JURY. SAH) MRS. BRADLEY WAS SAND ATTORNEY TURNER FOR STATE, SAYS SHE IS D.VNGEROUS WOMAN. Court Adjourned Until Monday—Large Crowds In the Court Boom. .ft _.,„aaD! TAKES IX SIX MORE COUNTIES. Coitle Quarantine Zone In Oklahoma Is Extended. Guthrie, Ok!a.. Nov. 30.—The six counties in the northern imrt of which was formerly Indian Territory lying east of the O.sage nation were placed above the cattle quarantine line by an act of the Oklahoma board of agriculture today, approved by a proclamation of llic >;"Vernor. The qiiarnutlne line run from the Arkansas river south of Tnlsa. cutting the northern portion of Tulsa county, east to the southern line of Rosers touirtj-i following the south line of Rogers. Mayes and Delaware counties to the Arkansa.^ state line and following that line north to the Kansas line. ,•*.»« The quurnntine regulation prohibits the shipping of cattle Into these six coiintle.s from the south or east or the l>c>rlion west which lies below, in the quarantine line, on Oklahoma side. PLAY PLEASED AITJIENCE. Entertainment In Gr »oaK >rs Ilall Wa<i Weil Attended. The production of "Parson Poor's Donation" in Gromer bJf'was well received last evening by a large audience, it was put on by the .voung l>eople of the Second liaptlst church .\ll who |>articli)^ted in the play acquitted themseU-es well. The proceeds made by the |>rodnction will go into the Second Baptist church treasury. STATE DRY IN 1910 This Is the Motto of the Anti-Saloon Lea^e ia MhsoariL St. Ixjuls. Nov. 29.—Prohibition for Missouri in 1910. St. Louis. Kansas City, St. Joseph and St. Lonis county Included, is the slogan of the Rev. V. G. Robinson of the Missouri Antl- Saloon league. He says that is the date set by the temperance workers as the time when saloons, breweries and distillers in this state will have to be converted into roosting places for bats and owls. Some of the anti- saloon workers want to call a saloon vote in St. T»uis next spring to demonstrate the strength of the movement. Other workers prefer to wait for what they call the "big fight" In 1910. SIX DIE IN COLLISION. Freight Train Ran Into Trolley Car —Many Injured. Waterbury, Conn.. Nov. 29—At least six )>ersons were killed today in a col- lison between a special freight train and trolley car at the West Main street crossing. The trolley car was one of a line of cars taking persons to shops in Oakville and the engine of the freight crashed Into it as It crossed the railroad tracks. The car was carried more than one hundrcil feet up the track and practlcilly every pas senger was Injured, many It Is believed fatally. TO TRY AN OFFICER Lieut. E. P. Rcelker to be Coiirt Mar­ tialed on Charges Growing Out of Suicide Case. Washington, Nov. 30.—Passionate oratory marked the proceedings in to I day's trial ot Mrs. Annie .M. Bradley, charged with shooting and killing former Senator Brown in this city last December. The court room was un- alile to accomm6date the great number of i)er8ons who went to witness the iast scenes of the tragedy that has attracted national attention for nearly a year. .Afany of those attending were women and some of them arr rived ai the city hall long before the doors of the court room were open in order to secure desirable ixisitlons from which to witness the events of the day. Mrs. Bradley came Into the court as If fully alive to the importance of the proceedings. She took her accustomed place where she could plainly be seen by [lie jurymen and be vti-y near her counsel. The day was devoted to hearing arguments by attorneys on both sides of the case. Assistant District Attorney Hoover opened for the government and he was followed by Attorney Wells, counsel for the defense. Assistant District Attorney Turner ojiened the arguments for the state, lie urged the jury to consider the cause on the same liasis as If it were a man involved and as If it were an ordinary mind Instead of the brilliant mind of Mrs. Kradle.v. Symiiathy, IKission or prejudice should not be con sidered. While he was describing the scene of tiie killing or Brown an attendant delivered to the district attorney a iwckage containing the pistol which was used by Mrs. Bradley. As the weapon was nncovered and laid at a convenient place neai^the speaker's baud Mrs. Bradley. lowered her head and her frame was shaken by con- Ivulsive sobs. Closing her eyes she remained as if In a stuiwr only oo- cusiuually looking toward the jury and watching their faCes. Mr. Turner [shortly after he began his argument broke down with emotion and the court proceedin.!;s were temiwrarily suspended. He recovered his com- I>08ure in a few minutes and the case was again taken up. Mr. Turner characterized Mrs Bradley as a dangerous woman who considered a man not her husband more sacred to her than does the wife herself. Turner said that even her doctor could have discerned that Mrs Bradley when she shot Itrown was not suffering from insanity. Mr. Turner concluded at 12:10 with the stale ment that Mrs. Bradley's act was that of a sane person deliberately planned. Robert Wells then opened for the defense. Wells told the jury that the defense had not submitted its case on the unwritten law but on the law of the land which is to safeguard defenseless women. Well's argument was so impressive that Mrs. Bradley nearly fainted. Judge Powers, one of her counsel, sought to divert her mind by tallcing to her. but she brushed him away and listened closely to what Welis was saying. Wells concluded at 12:47, and court adjourned until Monday morning. RIOT DURING SESSION OF DOUMA Men Tried tO Drag Leading Democrat From Seat in House. St. Petersburg, Nov. 30.—A eegsion of the douma today which was devoted to the continuation of the debate on the declaratick of the government presented hy Pr«Bier Stolypln yesterday broke up in a riot. Reactionaries as.^nuited Fedor Bodichorff. orator of the Constitutional Democrats and attempted to drag him front the tribune <n order to end his vitriolic attack on the government. FAVORS PRESIDENT A PRIMABY IN THE BALANCfe. Kansas Bepablieaa Committee to Xeet Jast After Chrlstmai. Topeka, Nov. 29.-^11 appears almost certain that the republican sUte committee will be called together some time in the last wdek In Decemlrar. A friend of ChalrmanI "Doc" Moore, who recently has been'in Pittsburg, said today that Moore practically has made up his mind to convene the committee in the week between Christmas and New Year's day. This meeting will be of particular interest because the question of nominating the state ticket by primary or by convention is expected t? cause a merry row. Some time ago Representative Anthony wrote a circular letter to ail the members of the committee and state oflicials asking each one's opinion as to the advisability of hold ing u primary niext spring. Practically all the state officers declared for a convention. However, seventeen mem bers of the committee answered favor ing a direct primary, while sixteen adhered to the convention system. Three members did not answer. If this showing "stands pat" 'when the committee come stogether the three non-committal members will "be ver\ much sought after. But the present state officers, it is understood, intend to get busy WTSS*' the committee gets together. In faci most of them have already started to worli. B^ery state officer who wa; elected last November feels certain of renomlnation by a convention. He realizes that there might be some doubt in a primary, it is for that reason that from now until the committee meets most of the state officers will be energetic in trying to get proxies. While the majority of the committee appears to favor a primary, yet it is assumed that some will bo willing to permit some one else to vote their names. The stringency in the money market is considered he^ ful to the state officers in getting proxies. If it develops that the committee Is controlled by the state officers there will be no chunce for a primary, if members refuse to send proxies but attend In |)erson the primary advocates have a good fighting chance. C.IRFIELD TRAtiEDY RECALLED. \kilm of FamRr Qnarrvl GnlteanV LawyrrVt Stepson. Knox. Ind.. Nov. 30.—During a family quarrel Carl Farina shot and killed his brother-in-law. Philip Mundon. at Bass Lake this afternoon. After hfe shooting Farina fied and has not yet been apprehended. The victim I was a step.'<on of (he late George Sco ville. an attorney, who defended Gni- leau. the assassin of President Garfield. RIRAKER TO RUN OHIO SENATOR TO BEi CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY. RENOUNCES SENATE AMBITION DECLARES AGAINSTi TARIFF TINS ERING—RECOUNTS DIFFERENCES. The Senate Report on the Negro Troop Case Probably Will be Against Foraker. Annai>olis, Nov. 30.—The announcement has been made that Lieutenant Edward P. Roelker of the United States Marine Corps, is to be court martialed on charges growing out of the killing of Lieutenant James W. Sutton, on October fifteenth iasL On the night in'question. Lieutenant Sutr ton, Roelker and R. E. Adams were returning to their quarters in . the naval academy from a bail. Suddenly, as the story goes. Lieutenant Suttoif drew a revolver from his pocket and lioint?d It at his head. Roelker and Adams seized him and the pistol was, discharged. Boelker received a wound in the cheat which was not serious, and the bullet clipped Adams'. fingers. Then,, according to the story, Sutton drew a second revol-j ver, and before bis friends oooid Interfere diot himself dead. As a satisfactory, most pleasing. ap-| to^te, not too expenslTe. Cbriatnaa cut. itaOtea hi it Aak a R^BorraU. f WasTjIngfon, Nov. 30.—^The Senate committee on military affairs which has be!>n investigating the Browns- i;IIIe affair. It is believed, will vindicate President Roosevelt by reporting that he was justified by the facts in dismi.ssing the three negro companies of the Twenty-fifth infantry from the army. A member of the committee said today that the senators, who will vote to condemn the dismissal of the soldiers as unwarranted, are Republicans. The vote probably will ba 7 to 5 in favor of upholding the President The senat- era who are counted upon to stick to their contention that the dismissal order wa« a gross violation of the rules of justice are Foraker. who has led the fight against the President: Bntkeley of Connecticut, who is a re•actlonary: Scott, who alio Is im- friendiy to the President; Fulton, whose Tote wUl cause cotaslderable anrprlae. and Henenway. who. it is said. i» vav ^BS ta hia det^mlaat|a« toalM«|wlfkVmlMr. . MAY NOT GET ALL Arguments Regarding Fees for U., S. Oil Company Receiver to be ' Concluded Today. Topeka. Nov. 30.—The hearing of arguments before Judge Z. T. Hazen referee in bankruptcy, regarding the ftes to be allowed J. C. O. Morse as i :eceiv3r for the Uncle Sam Oil com pnny. his attorney. C. M. Williams and the attorneys for the petitioning creditors, will probably be conclud ed here this evening. Judge Hazen devoted al! of yesterday to listening to evidence and argument on both sides^ of the questions and continued up till noon today without ruling on any of the points In controversy. I» is generally thought here that the allowances made will hardly be ar great as have been claimed. Mr. Morse asked. 110.000 for himself and ».5000 for his attorney. A total allowance of ll .S.OOO Is asked for th« seven firms of lawyers who repre sentpd the petitioning creditors in bringing the bankruptcy proceedings It hf understood that $10,000 of thf amount Is claimed by Karnes l4ew and Krauthoff, the firm of Kansas City lawvers. who were instrumental n the first bankruptcy movement -^jininst the Uncla Sam company. WANT ISLAND JOINT CLOSED. Atchi'fon People Have Asked Attorney General Jackson to Act. Topeka, Nov. 30.—People at Atchl- .son have asked Attorney General Jackson to proaeed against a joint op- crat«I on Cow Island lii the Missouri river near Atchison. The place has been particularly obnoxious since the "lid went on" in Atchison. Attorney General Jackson is doubtful of his jurisdiction over the island, pending the decision of the United States supramc court In the Goose Island case. Goose Island is a similar island in the Missouri but near Kansas City. However, either Kansas or Missouri has, jurisdiction over Cow Island and Attorneys General Jackson and Hadley by co-opsrating may close the Joini complained of. Governors Hocb and Ko'k cooperated to 8tQi> a prize fight on Goose Island a year or more ago. DISTRICT ORGANIZER HERE. Sim Bramlette TaM ta Labor Ualaas. Mr. Sim' A. Bramlette, district organizer for the A. F. ot L., delWered an address to the Central Labor nnlon last evening in anion labor halL Mr. Bramlette is an exceUeof -talker |uid the members of the order were mdre than.pleased with his addreas. Mr. a. M. Walker, general orgaahwr for the A. F. of L.. win aMreaa the order next Tuesday evenias. Deeanber S. Mambera at aU>ordara oCorgaBlaed lahor. are Mididtr IBVIM , •ttpi. He Says That He Cant Try for Two ; Offices at Once, So He'U Go After the Bigger One. ,- , J Washington, Nor. 30.—Senator Foraker today accepted: a call to candidacy, for the Republican presidential 'lomlnation; renounced his ambition for re-electton to the senate, and embraced the opportunity^ for giving the priesldint another piece of his mind. Ali this was contained in a letter addressed to Conraid J.; Mattem, vice-" pi^sident of the Ohio' League of Re- pub'lcan Clubs, which had indorsed Foraker for president ;and senator. this means a hot; fight in Ohio bekween, the Foraker and Taft forces for the delegation to the natlonaWcon- vfyitlon. In his letter. Senator Foraker recounts the issues on which he has been at variance with President Roosevelt. He passes over the question oC joint statehood and the Browns- viile affair, for iioth of which he made \ picturesque fight, with few words. With the rate hill as a text, how-, yer. he plcturesj the present condl-» fSns of financial stringency as the direct r<;sult of the| administration's efforts. I One Official at a Time. :He shows howj the senior senator ot Ohio stood staunchly for the constitution of the United States against the encrbachmen(8 of the administra- tlbn. He admits | that he has suffer- d from criticism on account of his attitude toward this legislation, but expresses the opinion that the feeling H tho people is t>ecomIng more kind- Senator Forakjor has a platform, lie announces that there shall be no tinkering with tie tariff. At some time li^ the future It may be neces> ^ry to make seme changes In the- iresenti schedule' but not now.. He itnnounbes bis intiention to request the state central ccimmittee to require '•the election of dielegates to the next ^tate convention by primaries. • Senator Foraker says he is gratified by the indorsement of the comiillttee 31 this time, because it is a flat re-i buke to the suggestion that the office' of United Statetj Senator is to be ^(tripped of all the real honor attached to it by making Its Incumbent a •iiere agent to register the decrees of <«jmebody else. In the course of his letter. Senator Foraker says: ' "I do not want to even appear to be a candidate for two offices at the same time, and therefore forego the louble honor imposed, and with heartfelt appreciation accept the support 'i)r the presidential candidacy which the committees have so generously tendered." His Votes'Approved. • Continuing the letter says: "I not only stand for the broad principles involved, but also stand ready to submit to my constituents for their judgment' not only my action 'ii three instances when I was unable to agree with the president, but lij entire record. I have made mistakes, but no speech or vote or other TCt will be found that was not in ac- '»rdance with a jconsclentlous judgment formed by the aid .of the best light at the Ume attalnahae. .My action on the question of joint 'itatehood and in the Brownsville rrsatter your committees have approv-" =d. as I t>elieve the great majority of Heplibllcjins do everywhere. There are doubtless yet many who nritic'se my vote' on the rate bill, but:if the assuran^ce-with which my •nan is filled. cominK as they do from ««yefy section of tiie country, are not n3isl,eadinc the number of these crit- 'cs is rapidly dimliiishing;" 'POPS" TO MEET Coiiimittee will Decide on Dates for, ' Convention to Select Candidatea. : Topeka, Nov. 30.r-A meeting of the Populist state central committee la exiiected to be held in Topeka within the: next few weeis for the purpose of deciding upon tl)nie »nd place for a •itate convention to choose delegatea to the national convention ot the Peo> •?l« Party. E. C.' Fowler, secretary tl 4he Populist state committee. sUt- ^several weeks igo that a meeting of the state committee would be call- id right after the j St. Louis meeting ->f ;tbe national committee held this veek. At St. Lot^s.it was decided "o.hold the Populist National OonTOn- 1^ ia ApriL Mr. Fowler aUtea m^t a meeting; <rfi the state eonunit- tee jwlll be held aboot the hoUday season and that a atate conveatlon will no doubt be eai'ed for some tine tp; March. It ia his jnagment that thePopnlUU wllt-fproct^ lodepend- «|tly of anr other piuty. so far as national politi6a are coneenied, since actloa tak«t'at.the meetlns In. 9t Loute. , . Ji^^^raed from a

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