Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 28, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Saturday, November 28, 1908
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TOLUXE XL XVMBEB ». SIX PAGES. lOLA, KAHSAS, KOtEMBEB 28, IMCI^ATUKDAT ETENISG. SIX PAGES. md two CMSTBk CARS BURNED-$30,0I)0 LOSS ROLLDr'G STOrK, BAR> ASH MA- CHIXE SHOPS OF lOLA ELECTRIC DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE FIRE A MYSTERY FLAMES DLSCOVEBED AT 1:30 A. M. BY B.4RX FOREMAN. INSURANCE PARTLY COVERS tlTY FIRE COMPANY AIDS IX C0XTR0LL1X(J FIRE. • Four Cars Burned. Leavinj? Only Two for Regular Passcnfter Scnrlce—Xcw Cars Mnv Be Ordered at Oner. Burned buildings, car barn and machine shop. ^ J /l^i Total lost, $30,000. Insurance estimated, $24,000. Cars burned, four. Cars damaged, one. Casualltlas, none. ' Crews off, elK. i' A. A. Hlehnr'tH, <(»; Hoiiili .h'tf<<i- •on. nlKht <<nfi\nvvr. n»i\ Kinnk Unid' ley. 4t!t Koiiili f'heHiiiiii. tiltthi ciir ham foremHii. emplo.vfd at ili<' powiT ^ouln• Hfiil car Imrii of Ihf lolii Blcr- (rlr railway, one nill<' P.IBI of tin- elly. had nniahod an LppettzinR lunch In (he warm Jjoller room of the power house at 1:30 o'clock this jnornlnp. It was black nlBht without. rainloK almost In torrents and an occasional flash of lightning bl-ued a trail of Are across the low hanginf; clouds. Witli- In the power house, the glare of arc and Incandrscenf lishts made it llRhf as day and the warmth from the IJIE; Corliss boilers made the temperature e.ven and comfortablf. The two workmen had spent their allotteil lunch hour chattinp pleasantly, talking shop and enjoying the midnight meal. Above the noise of revolving wheels, the chugginK f^xhaust of the engine, the hum of the dynamo and the roar of the storm, the men heard no awry Bound. The trained ears of the mechanics could havp instantly detected any sound forficn to t!;'' tnachinery or stillness of the machine shops and ear barn. A Blaze and a Blast. "tt>ll." Bradley .said to thp Bncln- e»»r. rising from his sfal. "ifs time that 1 shoii'd gf»t back to the barn." Bradley passed through the boiiT room, out a rear door and into the bight. Tho car barn and machine plop is a brick structure adjoining the power house on the west. WTien Bradley, groping in the dark for the car barn door finally swung it aiar. (here was a flash and a blast of heavy smoke. Driven back from the door. Bradley ran to the boiler room shouting,to .Richards that the barn was afire and t'len hastened on to telephone for the fire department. Lee Massengale. general superintendent of the railwa.v. was also informed of the fire and calling a cab, he was on the scene in a few minutes, directing the work of the firemen and the men who were summoned. Till the Firemen Came. Having done ail necessary to report the Are and call for assistance. Richards and Bradley turned their attention to doing what they could to save the buildings from the flames which by this time had gained great headway. Til railway oompany has a water plug just south of the company's otBce building, south of the power house. To the plug Richards and Bradley attached all the available hose and played a streain of water on the. flames. The size and length of the hose proved Inadequate to cope with the fire and the men were practically helpless trntll the ,flre company from lola arrived. All of the oom'panx's cars, except number lOO.^ttie freight car, and numbers 1 and 6 were ?n the b«m. The ' fire had too great a to «;«t them oat and •tart for the men ther turned their attention to getting the freight car •--nd passenger car number .S, which were standing near the barn door, to a safe distance. tTpon the arrival of Fire Chief Beckes and a company of firemen with the department apparatus, heavier stream of water was played upon the fire, but the flames had gained so great n headway that Jt was apparent that the barn and the machine shops were doomed. The fight to save the power louse from des tniction was then begun and at .1 o'clock the fire was under control. Bam Completely Gutted. Though the power house, two pas senger cars and a frieght car were saved, the car barn and the machine shops were completely gutted, only t'.ic scorched brick wails and a small portion of the roof remaining. Passenger cars 2. :5. 4 and G were mere Iron frames and wheels and in the machine shops dismantled and twisted wrecks of lathes, drills, motors and various other equipment showed the ravages of the fire. There was al3o a stock of babbitt, bolts, nuts, brasses etc., which was rendered useless by the flames. Employees are Losers, Too. In the machine shops, FVank Brad ley. car bani foreman, George Thorn ton. carpenter. Joseph Pear and Hugh Davis, electriclans. and C. M. Smith, a helper, kept all of their 'work clothes and quite a lot of street a|v parel there. The mechanics also stored their tools there when not In use. The clothinc was burned and the tools ruined. CHI- Barn Foreman Hradb-y wrtK left (HI duty with only hU over- HIU, iiat luid NlineH and was Hoaked to I he Hidn by water In helping fight the lire, lie vviiH obliged to-wnit until Hit employee could wnlK to-4iU home In the city and return with dry rlolh- \nii before he could leave the power hoiiae. The men place ihrJr loMxen at only nonilnni mims. An extra employee of tte cnmpnny was apendlnit the nlahi at the power house, but he did not Huffer IOUK and no one was Injured. Fire Theory? Not Yet, The orlcin of the lire may he rall- e I. aK the novelists would put H. a deep veil<.d mystery. Car Barn Foreman Frank Bradley, who discovered the fire, doesn't know. "The fire mi^ht: hi^e .stnrted from several causes." he said this morning. "The barn was wired for an electric arc. incandescents. contained two trolley wires and there was a small gas fire in the rear of the machine shop with which babbitt is melted. 1 do not pretend to sa.v what caused the fire I do not know. But it evidently started in the machine shop. An expn.«ed wire, a stort circuit, a live wire which from some had fallen, might have icnlted the building, and again it is possible that the cas flames, which were turned down low. very carefully, might have ignited a small piece of waste which t're wind which creeped into the closed barn, to.ssed by." Massengale Don't Know. "I have no theory whatever, of the origin of the fire." l,ee Massengale. general superintendent, said this morninp. "I do not think that if was r-aused liy the wiring, however, for »he current in the barn had been stut. 1 am advised, about l .'i minutes prior to the di.'ieovery of the f^re." The fire will cause three motormen and tliree conductors to "buck the extra list" for some time. "But I'll see that theye men have all the work that 1 ran pive theni," Mr. Massengale has .said. "I'll put t^em on the extra tlst and shift the crews as much as can reasonably In- done anrl cive the men wlio nrf thrown out of employment by ihe fire all the work that 1 can." The Loss Is $30,000. The fire will cause ^ heavy lo.w. The losj-es of the employes pale Into sig- nifieanee beside that of company street ears, marline .shop equipment and motors. "The IOK:< to the company will reach $.'!i>.iHi(i." Superintendent .Massengale said this morning. "It is partly covered liy insurance." Mr. .Vfassen- tale has notified L. M. .Mitchell, of St. Ijouis. president of the railway company, of the fire, ft is probable that .Mr. .Mitchell will arrive here soon to assist in adjusting losses. Mr. .Massengale says that he cannot make a statement concerning the purchase of new cars for several days. TMs matter will iirobably be delayed until the company makes an adjustment of its losses. It is quite certain, however, that the traffic of the con'pany will demand the of more cars in order to make the operation of the road profitable and satisfactory. A 45 Minute Schedule. The system, under its' present han- dicait. will be obliged to maintain a 45 minute schedule between lola and LaHarpe. The small car. number 1 and the bic passenger number 6 will be assigned to main line service, bot;!i running to Bassett and Concreto in the round trip. The freight car will be used for passengers In the early morning and late afternoon. The 45 minute schedule will be hard to maintain, but Superintendent Massengale believes that he can do it. Workmen Grumble? No. Indeed. The early morning street car schedule to the cement plants and amelt- ers was delayed somewhaL When gansa of workmen appeared at their usual comer to watt lor tte cars and none appeared on time they talked about a few things, including "perhaps ESCAPE A MARVEL WHEELS »V HEAVY WAGOX PASSED OVER LESLIE TAYLOR. WAS THROWN TO PAVEMENT MIRACl'LOrS ESCAPE OF lO-YEAR. OLD IX RUX.VWAY. Driver of Delivery >Vagon Leaped to Safety—Wagon Was DemoL Ished. The wheels of a heavy delivery wagon having passed over him and thrown to the pavement with violent force, little Leslie Taylor, son of Geo. Taylor of East lola, still lives, and beyond a few severe bruises is none the worse for the accident which occurred at Broadway and Jefferson avenue this morning. In company with Howard McClell and. driver of a delivery wagon for Jones, an lE^st lola grocer, young Taylor went out for a trip delivering groceries, this morning. They had made a dellveo' on North Washington avenue and were returning. At Jackaon avenue the horse attached to the de livery wagon became frightened and started to run. McClelland leaped from the wagon and escaped unhurt but young Taylor remained In the wagon. At .\rndlHnn and Wnxhlngton avenue the maddened Hnlniol veered and turn ed i-nat on .Madison. Young Taylor WHM Ihniwn backward from his Meat, fell under the wagon and tlio wheeln paaiied over hini. Bystanders' gave him allnntinn and he waa later taken to hli« fathcr 'K home In Kaat lola. Continuing the mad dash, the horan turned south on .lefferson avenue and at Broadway collided with a tele phone pole. The wagon was smash ed ami the harness broken Into small pieces. The horse being free and uninjured continued his race until captured by a man on South Jefferson. TO RECOVER $4,485 Phil CobleDtz Brongbt Suit Against E. K. Taylor and John Items- burg Today. Phil Coblentz brought suit in district court this morning against E. K. Taylor and John Remsberg to recover 14.48." which he says is due him on a promissory note. According to the petition, on Sep•ember 2!>th. 1905. Mr. '^^aylor borrowed from .Mr. Coblentz and .Mr. Remsberg $lfi.000 giving them two promis.sory notes for $."..(^00 each draw ins six jicr rent interest. One of the notes was to run two ye.irs and the other three years. At the same time, says .Mr. Coblentz in his petition. Mr. Taylor delivered to them 2,000 shares of capital stock in the Taylor Fuel. Light and Power company as security. He further savs that there was a written acreement that when the money was paid them by Mr. Taylor the.v were to return the stock to him. One thousand shares of the stock was to be rettirned if either note was paid. .Mr. Colilenfz savs it was a'.so a part rf the transaction that if the noti's were not paid, they were given the authority to. sell the stock and apply the proree/I.s on Ihe notes, the balance if anv. to po to Mr. Taylor. Kurth nr. .Mr. Taylor was to have the firi-t opportunity to buy the stock. I^ater. b.v agreement, the stock wax divided between .Mr. Coblentz and .Mr. Reins- berc. Both note;; are due and unpaid, says .Mr. Coblentz. However tin the two vear note, to it is .stated, two i>ay- luents have been made in sums of tlb'tO and $:'••» re.^iiipctively. .\ow .Mr. Cfililentz says that he h;ts demanded of Mr. RenislierK that the apreenient between them with reference to eolleciing on the notes be enforced but that Mr. RemsberK bas decline'!. He savs he has deninnded of Mr. Renisl^erg that he join with him in bringinc suit to collect on the not»^ Irit that he refuses and becau>e of bis refusal he has been compe'led to bring the suit In his own name and make Mr. RenHsberg a partv defendant. Mr. Coblentz therefore sues for an undivided half interest in the note on which payment of JIOOO and have been made, or $IflS.'> and an undivided half Interest in the other l .'.OOn or $2.-.00 or a total of t4.48.-|. Geo. Fry is Home. Mr. HeorRe Fry and wife, who have been visltlne in Arkansas and South Pittsburg. Tenn. for several weeks, are home. Mr. Frv regreited that he missed his vote this fall. NO DEATH ROLL YET UXKXOWX XUMBER DEAD IX A PEXXSYLYAXIA .WIXE. THE EXPLOSION WAS TODAY CLOCDS OF S.VOKE POIBIXO FROM SHAFTS. Xo Signs ot LKe About Mine—Estim. ate of Lives Lost I« Between £00 and 300. Pittsburg. I'a., .Nov. 28.—A serious mine explosion occurred shortly before noon today at the mine of the Pittsburg Buffalo Coal company at .Maranna, Washington county. There is nothing definite known as yet as to the number of fatalities but it Is believed many men lost their lives. Re|)orts from Maranna say that between two and three hundred men were In the mine. Aii the general office of the coal com)ian.v in this city it la said one hundred men are In the mine. At one o'clock this afternoon, an hour and a half after the accident, dense clouds of smoke are ponring from two shafts of the mine but not a sign of a miner had been seen. PARIS IS EXCITED STEIXHEIL CASE 8EXSATI0X OF HOIK IX FBAXCE. AN OLD SCANDAL REVIVED DEATH OF PRESIDEXT FAURE RECALLED LX RUXttRS. Woman Who Is Supposed to Be Meat- ally Incomiietent^ Is Accused of Murder. FROM BANK TO PEN A PKNXMYLVAIHIA CAMHIEK TO MKHVE IS-VKAH SKXTE.\CE. Charged With Emltmlrnient and Ah. Ntrartlon of Half Miillou of Bank Funds. Pittsburg. Pa.. .Nov. 28.—William .Montgomery, former cashier of the Allegheny Natloqal Bank, which failed for ovot a ini^tion dollars some time ago, was sentenced to serve fifteen years In the western Penna iwnl- tentlary today by Judges James S. Young of the United States court. .Montgomery was sentenced upon two indictments charging him with embezzlement and the abstraction of over half a million dollars. APPOIXT ADMIXISTRATOR. J. L. Jones io Look After Property of Johnny Yarberry. Judge J. B. .Smith will today appoint J. L. Jones as admini.stralor of the estate of Johnny Yarberry. the young man who died a few days ago of acute alcoholism. An uncle of Yarberry came in a day or two aso and asked that an administrator be ap^ pointed. The young man had a little money in his trunk, a small sum core' ing to him from the. fnrtory where he was emp'oyed and a bank arcouut at he time of hi:< d'-aiii. Roy Rankin Here. Roy Rankin, formerly a pupil and teacher in the lola schools, was amoni: the visitors at the meeting oi he teachers' a.ssoriatioii here this week. He is treasurer of the .issoci- atiou and superintendent of the Caney schools. Volley Bull Tonight. The business men's volley ball team will play at llie V. .M. C. .\. tonight. 1c (Contlnoed on page 2.) Case Continued. After the work.of securing a Jury to hear the evldenqe In tie case of ^«'. H. STcKiernan vs the Kansas Porr- '•ind. a suit to recover damages, had begun yesterday a continuance was taken. Lamb In Town. Attorney G. H. Lamb of Yates Center wa« in town today on business. —Have your water pipes under Ihe hooae covered with frost proof covering. K C. Piambing Supply Co. l ^':-i «'fji^. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Rain tonight and Sunday; moderate temperature. Data recorded at local office. V. S. Weather Building yesterday, today and a year ago; Yesterday Yr. ago 2 p. m 47 57 4 p. m 42 .56 6 p. m :j» 52 8 p. m 39 45 10 p. m 39 40 12 midnight 4ii 39 Maximum temperature ...47 5.S Minimum temperature ... 33 39 Precipitation. 7 p. ra. ...0.45 0 Today Yr. ago 2 a. m 40 36 4 a. m 40 33 6 a. m 40 31 8 a. m 40 29 10 a. m. .....41 43 12 noon 42 47 PrecipiUtion, 7 a. m. ...0.41 0 Paris. .N'ov. 28.—The Steinheli case continues to be the sensation pf the hoiir in all I-Yance and no one ventures to say where the revelations will end. The political side looms larger and larger eevry day and interest harks back always to the tragic death in Paris in 1899 of Felix Paure. president of France. F^ure died in the midst of the Dreyfus excitement. The most minute details of the scene in the room where he expired in the company of Madame Stein hail are today flagrantly published by even Republican newspaperii. Up to the present time this incident in the career of Madame Steinheli has only been referred to covertly. Royalist and anti-Dreyfus organs are demanding official Investigation Into the death of .M. Paure and Intimate openly that M. Faure wait the victim of a plot. They have put forward all allegation that M. Kaure Intended to yield to the petitlnn «f Droyfua and tiiRn an order for the revision of the case and con Metfuenily he waa polaoncd. The only roason for the belief that M. Faure did not die H natural death ia found in the fart that hi* body decomponed with iinuHUal rapidity. To offset this there are Ktatements of five of the best known fihyafclana of Paris, who certified he died of cerebral hemorrhage. The other story, that Madame Stein­ heli was present when be passed away seems unfortunately true and great regret is expressed that circumstances have now completed dlsclosnrM to the world of the old.a^andal( which the V^nuM lahiity and friends' ot the former iirettidrnt thought was l^urled with his body. "With regard to the crimes themselves, .Madame Stelnhell's husband and her mother, Madame Japy were found murdered In the Stelnhell's home in Paris. May 31st of this year and'at the same time Madame Stein­ heli was discovered bound and gagged. The net is drawing closer and closer around the wife. Stories of her numerous romantic affairs with persons of note in political and artistic circles are coming to light daily and-prove what a remarkable woman she was The prevailing belief in Paris today is that .Madame Steinheli deliberately had her husband and mother assassinated. Madame Stelnheil is under arrest on the charge of aiding and abetting in the murder of her step-mother Hlxpcrt physi-^ians have declared that -Madame Steinheli undoubtedly is suffering from a kind of hy.steria peculiar to a certain class of neurasthe- nicB. which manifestr, itse 'lf in the Invention of the wildest accusations. Her family physician last night characterized her as a "neurasthenic liar." koolidge Resignation Was Xot Dne to Officiai DIiMipprobation. Washington. Nov. 28.—That an impression should have obtained that the resignation of John Gardner Coolldge the American minister to .Vicaragua, waa Ihe result of diaapprobation by the state department of his conduct in connection with Nicaragua niattera. cauHing Home surprise at the state department.' it IK declared In the most anthorltalivn way that nothing Mr, Coolidge has done whtfe In that country has met with official disapproval except the tendering of hla resignation, which halt beon accepted with re gret, for It la said at the department that he haa tnfide an excellent offltdal His resignation was tendered entirely on his own Initiative and without any hint or suggestion In official quarters that it would be acceptable. AFTER BEEF TROST Champ Clark Sees on Oppnrtnnity for Work Buring the Tariff ReTlsiun. Washington. .Nov. 28—in the hearing before the bouse ways and means committee for a ctmsideration of- the tariff revision Representative Champ Clark of .Missouri and other Democratic members of the coininitiec prol) ably will seize an ripportiinlty to probe he so-called beef trust. The testimony in regard to the dnties on hides will prove interesting as those who favor free entry on hides contend that large i>ackers alone derive a lieneft fnuu the present fifteen fier cent as advaloreni duty. Visited Court House. A number of out-of-town teachers and school students visited the court house today. Sutcliffe Returns. Dr. J. S. Sutcliffe returned from Abilene last evening where he spent Thanksgiving day with relatives. Divorce Day. Judge Foust is to hear several divorce cases tUs afternoon. One di vorce case and several motions were disi>osed of this morning. To See About Bond. When Commlssioner-eiect G. A. McAdams was In today to see about his Iwnd. The bond has to be approved by the register of deeds. Rev. Leeper to Speak. Rev. W. S. Leeper of Qas City will address the men's meeting at the Y. M. C. A. tomorrow afternoon. FUed Fonr It—in. There were four deeds filed In the office of the register of deeds today, showing that the reaUy buiineaa is atiil acUve. PARSONS GIRL WON CONTEST NAVY NEEDS COLLIERS, HE SAYS Rear Admiral Cowles Says the Fleet Should Not Depend on Foreign Boats. Washington. Nov. 27.—Had foreign complications arisen or had a combination been effected between foreign ship owners, America's fleet might have had to remain helpless In some foreign port, according to Rear Admiral William S. Cowles. Chief of the equipment bureau of the navy, in his annual report In dlscuasing the lack of colliers necessary to supply the battle ship fleet with coat on its sruise around the world. The total number of American vessels that might have been obtained by purchase of otherwise would not have been .capable of carrying a sufficient amount of coal to supply the fleet on Its voyage, and it was| necessary to charter foreign vessels for this purpose. He recommends that immediate steps be taken to supply ^ adequate number of colliers fo> the navy. SOUTHEAST KAlfSAS MUSIC COX- TEST HELD IN THE GBA^'D , THEATER. FOUR CONTESTANTS MISS CATHEBDfE JONES WAS SE. LECTED AS JUDGE. NO CONTEST IN OTHER CUSS DEXIED AT WASHIXGTOX. T<N>K ttSM FROM A BAXK. Robbers Made Escape on Hand Car- Bank Damaged. CassvIIIe. Mo.. Nov. 28—The Citizens bank of Rocky Comfort, Mo., was' rob bed today of $3200. All the bank's papers and fixtures were destroyed by an explosion. The robbers escaped on 3 stolen hand car. TO MEET STUBBS Gove'rnor Elect Has Called Conference of Prominent Republicans to Meet at Lawrence. Topeka, Nov. 28.—Governor-Elect W. R. Stubbs has called a pow^-wow of all the chief medicine men of the Republican party, especially members of the next legislature, to meet at Lawrence tomorrow for the purpose of talking over legislation which he trinks should be enacted at the com ing session. Special invitations have been sent out by .Mr. Stubbs to a lot of political leaders of both branches of the legislature. The meeting will be held at Stubbs's office In the People's ~Bank buiding. The subjects to be discussed are these: Bank deposit guaranty, physical valuation, of railways, amendments to primary law. amendments tp tax law, good roads legislation, forestry legislation. The members of the legislature will l)e asked to express their views on legislative matters, and it is expected that the meeting wilt be of deep slgniflcance in shaping rhe legislation ol the coming session. It Is practically a big caucus of the Republi can members-elect to determine the position of the party on Important bills which will be protKised. It Is possible that a number of sample bills will be presented for the consideration of the members. While here today Mr. Stubbs said >e had no bills prepared and Would not prepare any. But he rhougtt it would be a good thing to get the members-elect together and agree. If possible, on certain measures In line with the Republican platform. BCT THE EXTRIES SANG JUST THE SAME. Contest Was Well Attended—Dr. Tis> rent's Lecture a Xotable Feature of Teachers' Prognuiu MORE TROOPS TO PHILIPPIXES. Army Transport Will Sail February 14 With 7.VI Troops. Washington. .Vov. 28.—^The army ransport Kilpatrick will sail from .\"ew York. February 14. for Manila via the Suez canal, carrying 750 coast and field artillery troops to man new fortifications at Manila and Subig bays. General Duvall, assistant chief of staff of the array, will sail on the Kilfuitrick to relieve General Weston In command of the Philippine forces. The Kilpatrick wiJl arrive in Manila about April 15. The troops will consist of the Fif- ieth coast artillery now at Fort Wadsworth, Ne* York: the Fifty-first at Fort Hamilton. New York; the Fifty-fourth at Fort Totten, New York, and he Fifty-fifth at Fort Hancock, New York. The field artillery will consist of the Second Held artillery now at Fort D. A. Ruasell. W.vomlng, which includes Batteries E and F. headquarters, field staff and band, and field and staff of the Second liattalion. These companies will replace two batteries of the Fourth artillery. The field artillery will coniiat of mountain batteries. One of the most delightful features of the meeting of the Southeaatera Kansas Teachers' Association was the miisic contest given In the Grand theatre beginning at 9 o 'clock this morning. There was a large attend* ance. Although there was a contest in • but one number, the girls' solo, tlwr* was an entry in all of the olasafa ud the program was carried out la tilll. In the girl 's solo conteat, tlM tat- lowing were contestants: Fern Fair. Montgomery county high sfibooL sing. Ing "Bpeak Love;" Lawrence; Snlth. Ottawa, Hinging "I'm a PU|pim;" Madge Utterback, Caney. llnsing "Ava Maria,'-' and Miss Florence tM- better. Parsons, singing "Onam Days." Miss Catherine Jonea, sitting as judge of the contest, awarded thel prize to Miss Ledbetter. of Parsons. The program' of the contest was as follows,, those participating slocios sweetly and in fine voice: ) Cbpnts ..., "The, G «rd «n o* V'^jsc*** • Chanute-High Scbotffi ' Chorus "The Two Grenadiers* , Garnett High SchpoL Vocal Solo "Dream Days" Florence Ledbetter. of Parsons High School. Vocal Solo "Ava, Maria" Madge Utterback of Ottawa High- School. Vocal Solo '^eak Love'' Fern Fair of Montgomery County High School. Quartette Selected Parsons High School. Quartette "Kentucky Babe" Ottawa High SchooL Glee club "The Vlllago BeRs" Cherokee County High School. Teachers Learlng. Every out-going train today carried many teachers who have been in attendance at the meeting of the Southeastern Kansas Teachers' Association which closed here last evening with ' an address by Dr. Vincent of Chicago. Including the hundreds <rf Jiigh school pupils who came In last evening and this morning to attend the contest In music, there were perhaps one thousand people here during the meeting of the association. The Tisitors were pleased with the hospitality ot lola and with the high grade program of the session. Vincent 's Lectare. The address o^ Dr. George Vincent last night was one of the features of the entire program. Although there was a steady downpour of rain all evening, fully one thousand people were out to hear the Chicago educator. With a pleasing style of delivery and a striking manner of expressing hla thoughts. Dr. Vincent held the closest i attention of his audience. He is nmch given to eplgramatic sayings many of which will stick In the minds of hearers. . His subject was the -Mind of tne .Mob." The speaker pictured the frenzied oratory of the street fakir, the impassioned address of the spellbinder the fervor of the returned missionary pleading for donations to the cause, the mysterious movements of the hypnotist and their influence on the crowd. He then asked what had been gained when the crowd had time to recover from the enthusiasm of the moment, in this connection the speak er was referring especiSIly to those who make it a business to play upon the feelings of the mob for individuality in thought. He emphasized the fact .that the margin of: individual thinking Is narrow. It is one's doty to enlarge this margin, t6. withstand the Influence of the mob. > to he original in thought and action, aatl to be one's self] I ; The address was a very interesting one. It was unique attd at the same time practical and helpful. One of the good features of the program was the address of Prof. B. J. Bodin. of K. V. He took as his sub^ feet the "Ethical Ideal" He urged the necessity of having an ideal- a goal, a standard to ^lace before the pupil. He emphasfaMd the effect on the pupil of keeping before him the life of Lincoln and the Nazarene. ' Wlahaii Is Pi«sMe*t lola was honored at this business session of the saaoetation. held laat night in the hiA achool building when Prof. L. H. 'VIHabard was elected presl (Contlaved on pailA 6.). :

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