Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 4, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 4, 1907
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TOL. IX. >o. 450. Wide Jfo. «S30. SIX rlXGES. lOL.l, KAA'SAS, DECEMBER i, 1907.—WED.XESDAT ETEXnO. SIX PAGES. PBicE TWO cwm. TRY GOSHORN CASE WAS IXTESTIGATIOX BY CITY OP FICIALS rV GOOD FAIT! OLD SOLDIER WILL FIGHT SriT MAY BIMNG TO LIGHT I>- I TERESTIX5 CITY POLITICS. $apreme Court DMlslon Fators City OfiicialN I'nlcsH Frand Is Provpn —Case Sot for Wcdiirsdajr. That J. B. Goshoni, who is asking Judge Foust to compel the mayor and city council to apiwint hlni city at torney under the old soldier i)refer enca law. does not expect to Kive up •without a fight, became evident to- <fay when he caused subpoenaes to br issued for fifteen witnesses. It has be .»n thought by some that Fince the recent decision of the su preme court to the effect that the power of deterniininB tlio (luallflca tions of th? oid soldier applicant rests solely with nppolutinK iwwer, providing that the investigation of the ap p'lcanfs qualifications Is in pood faith. Mr. Goshom would not further con tend for the apponitinent. The fact that a number of witnesses have heon called indicates, however that an ef fort will he made hy Mr. Ooshorn to prove^that the .investipation was not what the law provides for. H is noriceahl^ at once upon scan- nmfr the list of witnesses that it Includes a number Of those who were interested in the success of the present administration last sprinfr. and •who therefore may he conversant with the methods employed' by the. present administration in ihc campai.£m. Mr. Goshorns friends have contended that the mayor's investigation of Ma application was not In good faith. In view of ihe decision of ths sui )renie court it is up to Mr. Goshorn to prove that the investigation was not in good faitfi. The fact that he has a large number of witnesses to testify would indicate ihat he hopes to prove his contsptlon. '• Tt will r^mcrnhered that the may. or. In turning down Sir. Goshcrn's ap p'Ication. filed with the city clerk a written statement to the effect tbaf he had investigat.'d Mr. Goshom and found him an unfit person to fill 'ho office. . Mr. (3oshorn at once brought mandamus proceeriinps to compel the mayor appoint hi ni to office. This was early last sprinc: and the case } has been dragging along in the courts sin^?. The case was finally set for l:SCi th 's afternoon. An injunction case which was on trial this niornlns was not finished, however, and ft is possible that the CrOshorn case will not come up until late this afternonn. Just Vrfore pre .'Js time this afternoon it w.'s learned that the r .o .-;horn oiise had been cDUtinued until next W'ednes.lay, owing to the fact that another ca;"t' was sot for tomorrow and th?re w;"..< not enouch time this afternoon in which to try the case. TAX~MEXrTO ~C0ME.~ Tax Commission Meet W itli County Commlisionen. i County Glerk R. E. Culbertsoa has received word fropi the members of the state ta.\ coWmlsBion that they will be In lola nejct Monday to meet with the coninilssfbners tor the purpose of talking ov(£r the next tax law. The commission 1^ making a tour of inspection tlirough-this section of the state. Aftyone intj'rested , in the taj: laws may attend tliis meeting. The •uembers of the cqnmiission jare Sam T. Howe. S. C. Crummer and \V. S t'.lar:;. Til? commission .really romes here to conduct a schawl of Instruction The new tax laws ar<,- very bfoad and deJailrd. Matiy ne.w duties are req\iired of the ag$essor.s under the new law. Tlie oti |i )ct of the visit o' (he comniisr^ion isr ID t:tlk over the practical applicatl>M> of'the laws. NOW FOR A PARDON The Attorneys ot Jeuie lyiorrison Ask Hoch to Set Her Free. CUT THE EVIDENCE Judge^ Dana Refused to" Allow Record of Texas Suit in Harvester Ca«e. Topeka. Hoc. l .-r.Iud!*.> A. W. Dana yesterday d<>alt ihe prnsociHion a .'-•e- vere blow in the r^rlniii a' prosiK -ution of the Int,< rnatioitn'. harvester company for violatioii of-tin' anti-trust laws by refuv.m^ td p.'linit the record of a similar suit iw T'xas. in which ih< luloniational .•i>led:' guilty, to be i'.itr .Mluced in evidl ^nCi•. .Vtlorney (len- .lack.'on. wha I? ^-onducting the c:is< for the state.'; wasl greatly disappointed at Ih? n!|llng^ but Is going ahead with the caj^e. ft is stated by some of his friends "however, tha' .Tudgo Dana's rulijiir n ,ay jiiove fatal to the lu-osecuticii'. All the matters which the state is atten.pting to proVo a.g^inst the Intei^ national were est:p>;ish/?d in the Tex' as case and the aijniisiion of the record would have made 'easy work for the attorney general. Mtp must now prove his allegation.': -by Indivdiiial witnesses or the ijroseftition will fa'I. .•Mmost all of yesttrdajj was taken up with the testiinon.'l of Ijwal iniji'emen! dealers as to ihoir contracts and business with the Internationa'. So far the state has not made great progres.-: in presenting testimony damaging toJTO the defendants 1 >I5? the attorney gen .>ral hoi'.es to opvn up today. This case is the first on record In Kansas Topjka. Dec. i. —T. A. Kramer, of Eldorado. a>ttorney for Jessie Morrison, had a long conference with Governor Hoch today regarding a pardon for Miss Jlorrison. now in the ijeni tentlarv- for the murder of Mrs. OUn Castle. Mr. Kramer had a larg^ list of persona' letters urging the governor to grant a pardon and in addition he had some expressions from persons throughout the state saying that the pardon should be granted. After the conference the governor would not discuss the matter except to say that he had made no change In his opin- ons. Mr. Kramer defended Miss Morrison in three trials and is now sp<!nd- Ing mo^t of his time trying to ret pardon for her. .Tessie Morriv^on wtis convicted of killing Clara Wiley Castle, the bride of Olin Castle, in Eldorado. In .lune l!»0O. It was charged that Miss Mor rison was in love with Olin Castit and was disappointed when he mai^ ried Clara Wiley. Th^ni was a Iglit one day in the Cast'e home, lloth M's. Castle and Miss Morrison were tut with a ra;:<)r. Mrs. Castle wroN !• dying stati>ment saying .lessie .Mor rison attacked her. M the first trial Ihe jury di.-agr^ed and at the siM -ond trial a sentence of live yeni-s was imposed. Miss .Morri son's attorneys obtained a new trial ami she was sent-'nc''d to .t\^enty ftv< y.>ars in iirison. IXSPECT COMPA.XY DECEMBER 17 Colonel .Motralf of Lawrrifre Will Be Here for K. S. G. Drill. The date for the Inspection of Com pany JI. the local company of guards has been pet for the itth of this roontb Colonel Metcalf of I.awrence, head of the First Regiment of v.hich lola is a member, will be present at the incpec Hon .also an officer from the regular army. The local company will appear tM)"n that occasion in full dress uulforms. polished shoes, neatly combed hair and everything else that goes to make them as soldiers on dress parade. The National Guard inspectors are becoming more rigid every vear and it is probable that the one on Ihe ITih will bo nuire complete than lho.=;e heretofore. LIVE FOR HIS SONS niKDITOKS MISTTAKE PER CKXT Kefen-e Cory Makes Pcrlsion In Bank ruptry Ca«r Today. KciVree in Haiikruptcy C. K. Cory today (ivorruled the motion for prior- 'ly c.ainis at the meeting of the cr<Ml- iiors of tlie Our-Way restaurant. This nill mean that the mortgagees will •lave to lake their jicrcent with other rtiMiiiois unless they should Eecurc hi-!r priority oy appealing to Judge 'I 'ollcick in the I'nited States dittrict court. The meeiing was h^.'ld in the Fenn- syiv.mia hotel today. ( KLEBKATE AXX1YEKSAUY. Mnran Chnrcli Will Have Program on Twenty-fifth Birthday. in which a corpora-Ion has been prosecuted criminallx-; and for that The members of the Presbyterian reason there is rnucji artument he- church of Moran. Kansas, are plan- tween attorneys regi.rding the ad-jning a big celebration at the church mis.sability of evidencr?. The jury is I on December lilth. the t went.v-tlfth usually dismissed; frpm the . court room during the-'^e an;uments. Jinigt Dana's action in niling out the Texas record will greatl>; lengthen the trial. He bast d his ruliiij: otj th.' theory that the ))lea of the Intei'-nalional in the Texas case w.a.s i^j itie nature of a compromise. MOVING TO KANSAS CITY. W. A. Smith Will Work for United Zinc and Cbamical Co. There. AOKI WILL RESIGN Japanese tVtKcials Say That Is M(>an- ing of II IS K«>raU to Xalirr Ijtuds. Tokio, Dec. 4.—The recall of Ambassador .Voki is the result of his own decisi(^n to resign. The Associated Press Is assured by the highest author ity in foreign office that the recall of .\oki 15 not intended as a reflection ujion his course, but a p 'oss :bI»' change at Wa.=hin£non has long been imminent. Neither should the action be construed to denote the slightest change in the friendly attitude of the Japan governnn::! towards .\merica on the immigratif.n question. V. M. C. A. Xolfs. From now until the fifteenth of January !he price of the full membership has been reduced to five dollars, .^ny old nenibe.r who cares to do it can renew for one year at this rate. Membership fees can l>e paid at the rate of '.'.le dollar per month. This Is-a fine (iiance for all youn'g men to join. Try a;d attend the basket hall game F':'-iuy night of this week. The Y. M. C. .\. team will play the hi.nh school, .'-dmission ten cents. The i: ual Thursday evening stereopticon ''\-iure will be pivcn tomorrow at ht o'clock. The subject this time is P-.iith America. No admission is char; i and men and women are . Incited. Mr. K::(hen is the speaker at the- men's m-'tinp Sunday afternoon. Miss Florence Root will sing and the orchestra -Ml pla.v. SI .rkey-Keddout Wrddlnc. Marrle I. at the residence of David Starker < f Prairie ("enter district. Sun day mmiilng at nine thirty o'clock. Mr. Waller Reddotif of Ulpley. Okla. and Mils Ilhodelhi jStarke.v. Bev. Gordon, the .M. K. nilnlHter of Ilumlxildt. offlclailii!'. Out Of; town guests present were Mr. and Mra. Honn and family and Mr. Jacobs of Wichita. Tlte bride's sister pla.vod the wedding march while Mr. Jacobs and the bride's sister, Nora, acted as bridesmaid nti.l Itest muni After the cere- monv WHS perfortried an elaborate wedding breakfast was served. THE INFANT of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Frcnk isiqulte 111. It Is threat­ ened'with an attack of pneumonia. V.*il!iat;\ .Mien Smith, who has been r»uiiiectt>ii with tlie I'liited Zinc and Clietnlcal company in -this city for thi> past st'veral jcars. is today mov ins to Kansas Cily, wh.^re he will make his luuire hbnie. Mr. Smith wil' ouitinuo his citiO'-ctions with the rnitid Xinc a::d'Ch.'inical c<impany. which has'interttsJs in other cities. Mrs. Smith w.jnt to Kansas City this afternoon wiih the household ef- f >cts. Mr. Smith ;will return here for a few days tiefor« taking up his permanent home :n the city. WAXT G.tME WITH lOLA TEAM. Director BlUs of Y. M. C. A. lias Letter From K. C. .Basket Ball Tram- Physical Director C. J. HI is."! of the Y. M. C. A., has rtc^lved a letter from :he manager of the llaker university brisket ball team-asking for a game ith the lola Y. ;^M. C. .A. team this winter. The R.-ikcr university team is one of the best teams ^in the country, having v.on the ^:3at^ championship a yr.-ir or two ago.j Mr. iJiiss has not ;ft decided whet tier or not to match the game, but is consldeflnp it at the pres^'nt time. SELLS UWYER DIES .T. W. Coaswell E3 (pires at Home in Pittsburg, Kans. Pittsburg. Kas.i ,D?c. 4.—^Thomas W. CosFwell. on«^ of the leading attorneys of the Crawford county bar as well .as one of ;the oldest attorney.'; in the county an'd Ttafe in point, of r.iirvice. di<>d here today from a c.-im ilication of disew?s after a long III- UFES. .Mr. Cogswell was horn In California t;;t years ago; and was admitted tn the bar In that state in 1S61 and canio to Kansas jn lSfi9. locating In what was then Osage Mission, now £1. Paul, where he practiced law for n iiitniber of years and served as county puorney In that minty In 1S"S ano l.STS. Aft.-'rwartl lio located In Plft.-i- bt>i: and had been here up to the tinle of his d«athi He defended AVillle Sell. He also defended In the ^ase of th? state vs. Frankle Morris, charged with administering poison to iher mother, and In this he succeeded tn securing a dismissal. ; . He Ijaves a wife and son. Samue!. and a daughter, -tfift wife of W. .1. Gregg, now tTnltejl; States district attorney in the new state of; Oklahoma. birthday anniversary of Ihe church. .\n elaborate program Is being prepared and an all-day session will l>v held K. I. Crowell of this coiinl.v, will be one of the speakers. He was a member of the commission which bui:t the chi:r<h. Rev. J. II. nrlght uastor of the Presbyterian church al l.a Ilarpe. will also speak. ;is will Uev W. C. Porter. D. D.. of Fort Scott. TALK IS REVIVED Governor Hoch May Call Special Sess ion.—Getting Tariff Information. Topeka. r >ec. -I—Si>ecial session t.ilk has been revived here by reiwrts that Governor Hoch is writing to the officials of other states for Inforatation r.\carding distance tariff freight rates. establish «Ht by the state, such as are pnVposi-<l hy the Kans^as Board of Kail road Commissioners. The Governor, who returned only yester.lay from a lecture trij) to Iowa ami Nebraska, continues to maintain sil.~nce regarding his plans. The hearing on the proposed reductions in freight rates will take p'acc in Topeka January 14. and it is now practically as- st;rf d that an order to the railroads reqtirln^ them to establish the n.>w rate.s will be ma.le by the Board of IJailroad Commis.-jjoners. In event the railroads show a disposition tc carry tbe matter to the courts for long dra ^\Ti out litigation Governo- lioch will consider calling a speciu' session of th» legislature for its vio It.tlon. with the schedule ordered in by the Railroad Board as the basis of the law. Such action, which was threatened by the Covernor when thr lailrnads obeyed the two c.^nt passenger fare order.'Is favored by Chair man G. W. Knavel of the State Board of Railroad Commissioners. SCES FOB COLLATERAL. _Bc^>tcrjr«rt lis., le m Wti. _ ' Petition of DcTlin Creditor Appears in Kans-as Supromr Coarf. To[iekn. Kas.. Dec. 4.—An echo of the Devlin affair appeared in the supreme court today In the petition of E. O. Faulkner for a writ of mandamus to compel the Bank of Toi>eka t(» pay to him the Interest and money and' certiricate.s of Bank!of Topeka stock amounting to $2,500 which Devlin gave Faulkner as collateral on a loan. This case will be of wide Importance In itst settlement, for considerable hank stock was used by Devlin IS collateral In dlfTcrent banks, and Is II controversy. . RIVERS CONQRESS BEGUN. Secretary Root Will be Amoag Speakers at National Meeting. ^Vashineton. Dec. 4.—WJth every state In the Union as well as Alaska and Hawaii represented, tha National Rivers and Harbors Congress began a thre# days convention here today. Secretary Root and Ambassador Jus- senuu) are down foe speecfaec Mrs. Bradley Says Her Work Will be to Rear the Two Children. >\Vashington. •^1. H-adiey. wl Dec. 4.—Mrs. Annie ho was acquitted today of till- tniirder of ex-Senator Arthur Prown. will return at once to Utah v.ith her two sons. "Will you .'Utir )HiIilics when you re.'ich Salt Uike Cifj." she was asked "I never can. It would recall too Uiany sad memories. I believe I have SI rvi (I what usefulness I had. 1 will not iliink of that. But my friends ai.> a 1 S-) kind and th.-y have offered ti! ail me. in any way possible and I Iviiow I shall hi' able to bear up ai\d earn 'nougli to I'ducate my children, ^ly life front now to the end will be di-votoii to them and them only." A fund has bxn started in Wnsh limton by a m-wspaper to aid the wo- tti .iii and lit her to reach her \V"stirii hr.nie. "I 1 avi< ri'crivpil justice in the city I r all cili«"s where justice r.^'gns s'l 1 rrtiic. and to add to niv obligations l ^md ami newly made Soull em friend-ar • ai iiii'.: me in wa.vs I never dreaiii- • li of. Tiii^ world seems so .t-'lad. so I itid. th .Tt I wonder how sin can livi !,:id the tired woman. "I can hear Ihe ui 'ut'e Scriptural summons issued I.y Judge Powers. 'Go forth and sin no more.' " It is \inderi?toDd that Mrs. Bradley will enter iiiimediately upon a flgUt f(U- a share of the estat.' left by rirown on behalf of her -fioDS Suit al reaify has been bognn In Salt I.ake City to break Brown's will. Mrs. Bradley and her lawyers express con hdence that th? will be broken and that Brown's l>oys. whose parentage he has acknowledged, will share in Ills estate. TO DISSOLVE PARTNERSHIP. Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Garlinghouss Will Conduct Separate Business. Dr-. P. S. Mitchell and O. T- Gar I iighouse foda .v announced that they have dissolved partnershiii. They I '.iive been .Tssnclateil toiiether In thi ptactice of medicine for a nuiubi r of >ea"s, and enjoy a lucrative biisi ness. They will continue tu <iffice to U. ther in the CiariiiiShouse biiibling en the east side u( the siiUare. RECEIVED 5 CARS OF ORE. Lanyon Zinc Connpany Also Prepaid ing for Another Large Shipment Five car 'oads of o-e have been r.-ceived by the I.;iny.m Z'nc ompany in lola and another lar=.' shipn>ent i- expecteii in th:' near future. It wn'-" r.jmrted that the Lnnyon cnniimn.v w,T5 sliorr of ore at the present time en account of some Mexico shipments failing to arrive. The arrival of the five cars will supply th? company for a week or longer. TO RX BOONDARIES Commission Proposed to Settle State Lines tn Southwest. Wasiiington. Dec. 4.— A draft of a icint •r^•soIution has been transmitted to ci )ngr;'ss by Stcretary Garfield, viding for a commission to s 'itle th.- Tex ::s. .iiid the lines between New Mexico. O 'Klahonia and Texas. The reso'urion authorizes the prcs- '.•>'.u to appoint a commission to act n cniiMiiiction with commissioners appointed by the states and territory name.!, carrits an appropriation of ti'd.rni* t 'j meet the expens."». The lioimdary invclvt 's both public lands and lands of the Choctaw and Chick- asdta Indian nations, and It Is stated until the boundary lines are adjusted the present prnbleras and em- l'arras.«mcnts confronting the p?ople of Oklahoma and Texas -Involved can I'Of be adjusted. The changes In the course of the Re<l river, which breaks through the alluvia! depf /slts along Us banks and cavorts about liiuch on the order of Its big Bister, th.^ .Mlsnouri. have caused most of the trouble. It is recommend ed Ihat the ehanjrfs of the river he not considered In flxlrig the l)oundary. NOTICR.—For the next thirty davs we Avlll give n guarantee with every .Vic l )Ox of .Ml-o-nn to refund the money If It falls to cure indigestion and all stomach troubles. KA.VSA.S JOI.Y.^ FLEET. Ready to Begin I.on» Tovage—To Begin at Hampton Boads. Philadelphia, Dec. 4—The battle.ship Kansaa sailed today for Hampton • Roads to join tbe fleet which Is to sail •for the Pacidc Ocean. IS COMING JO K. C CHICAGO HA.S GIYEX IP THE FIGHT FGK COXVEXTIOX. ST. LOUIS HAS WITHDRAWN ITS DELEGATIOX TENDERS SIP- PORT TO KAXSAS CITY. ConredeU in Washington That Kansas City Bill Get Krpublican Mci'llng. Washiiifiton, Dec. 4.—Although the republican national comtnilteo meeting is .si ill three days off. Kansas City has already won its light and will get the national convention. Chicago and -A. l.ouis. tbe only two other cities which have seriously i,een considered, have piaclicaily aliandoned the contest. Chicago has even declineil to send a Jeleuatiop here to (iresent its claims, ft had appoinled a coniinittee for that purpose, but after finding out the progiVss Kansas City had mtide. derided tliti! it was useless anil the committee was dissolved, .lust to keep ii|i appearances it asked tbe Illinois deb'gation in ouigress to present Chicag ;»'s claims, but they dim't feel like iii.-ikiiig a guaranieo of {luD.ODU for expenses. Tbe delegation fiom St. Louis, ficad ed by C. P. Walliridge. afso arrived today to ask fi >r the convention, but .tfter sizing up the situation held a caucus and decided not to present tin cluinis of St. Uuiis. I^te last night the flelegalion called on the advance iruard from Kansas City and tendered Kansas City ;ip'>rt At the sann time |i served nodce that St. Louis would not ask for the democratic na- iontil convention, cither. This means llijit the denuMTats will go to Chicagi Former .Mayn.- .\eff and V\'alter S. Dickey of Kansas City arrived ladt night. They are the advance guard of the Kansas City boomers. The resi will be in tomorrow. There will be not let up In work on the jinrt of the delegation just because other cities have nbandoned the light. The Kansas t'ltyans will keep bombarding members of the national committee until the final vote is taken. They hoiK? to iiKike It unanimous. A dozen menilfer.^ of the committee are <ui Ihe ground and the others will be in by Tbursilay. Chairman New says there v»-ill be a full meetin.g. Some of the leading n ;t -niUers of congress are of Ihe o ;M'i that the convention should not lie held until late in June. Then co!i;;;i s will be out >f Ihe wa.v. MAY SUE PACKERS Boaparte Asks For Early Hearing :n Supreme Court. V.ashington. D-.c. 4,—Attorney General lUinttparte tmiay asked the supreme court f>f the fniL-d States to advance on its ilocket the cases of I 'nited States vs. the Armour. Swiff. Morris and Cudahy P.-cking con >;iaiiies. -n each of which a fine of $ir >.iHHi was itiijiDsed by the Fnit '\ St.a'tes district court for the Western lisirict of .Missouri on the charge of pcceptin .s rebates from the Bur inston & Quincy Railroad com'.•;n-.' on beef shinnu-nts from Kansa*- Citv. Kas.. to Europ.\ The companies are making their fight on the round that the Missouri court v .as without jurisdiction, and Mr. Bonaparte says that if the su prcme court should ."^o hold, "then it will he necessary for the government Ir itivtitiite proceedings in the di.itrict of Kansas where the proper;le.? <Ies- cribed in th.' ind'ctments were recelv- •d by the railroad company for trans- ;ortatlon. •The statute of limitations will run against the offenses charged in th? lidfctments some time next .AuRn .<:t. 'nless. therefore, the cases be heard iid determined at the present term of this court .the defendants will prob- escape prosecution altogether in the district in which these cases might be tried, provided, of course, the gov- rpinent i.^ in error with respect fo tl.o jurisdiction herein involved." THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas:—Fair tonight md Thursday; rising temperature. WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED. Wife ToH Him She Was Eighteen When He WenLto Get Marriage License. Rii Wilson will not le .)rr).-:< c-,it?d for perjury. Wilson hcs bee'a nmler arrest, charged with perjury i i p .'^in;. an oath that hin wife t .i v.';!-.i he was married but a few ("c;.. a ; •. v.-a.: eiciitcen years of age. when ai a ma?- t^r of fact she was under sixteen. It has since developed that WMson could l.rove by witnesses that the girl told him she was ef'.jteen. She is (\yitr' '.i -pe of her are. it is said, and might taken for a ir.uch old.^r person. In as much as it was found that AMlson if gui'ty at a'l. was only technically so, and he was rel- ascd last evening FOR EXTRA WORK County Cle'-k CulbertEon Will Receive Pay for Writ! no Assessment Rclls. County Clerk R.nniett Culberts.on v.ill receive pay for preparini.'' and writing up the nssnssm?nt rolls. This work will recpiire a greaf deal of time and Mr. Culbertson has been in doubt as fo whether he would receive pay for It. The question w,x-( settled yes terday by the state tax coninil.-sion. .\ dispatch to the Register says: Topeka. Dec. 4.—The State Tax Coniniissiiin ycsterilav niad:> an ord^- !hat county commissioners liersafter renu're county clerls tn pr.=iiare and write up as .se .ssnient ro'ls of r-al • 'ate for townshii) a .ssesFors and that the cDut 'ty clerks be paid extra compensation for th.-- work, -nhich tin-K-r I strict coiistritctirn of the law'is per- h.'.iis' net re-.u'r?d of them. Foi' many vcars past it has been the custom in r.:o-t C 'untie:.; of the state to hav-^ the cleiks do thi.'! work, al:hough the law really made if th? duty cf -ic a=s ->ssf>rs it was found that Cie' wo:I,- dcn«? more efflcientl.v by county clerks and they were usuall.v- I. aid' extra for It. Trouble has arisen over the matter in one or two conntirs thoitgh and in one county ex; n«rt accountanf.s checMng nn the county clerk charged him with • v shorfasel eoual to the amount he had been paid for writing up real-^tato assessment rol's. The action of the Stale Tax Commission will establish ;i uniform practice in all th.'> coiinties.j of the state. In making tbe order the Commission states that v.hether the clerk or the ileputy a.= sc.':sor.< write he rolls th ' county must pay for the work and a belief that a saving will result from hirlnfr the clerks Is ex I.tes.-ed. The order is made under l;e section of the new tax law author- i/iag the Tax Comm;&-sion to provide niforni r gulafions to govern n rotinties in matters coiinect<>d with" iissessn -eiit and taxation. CROP VALUES LARGE FA R.M. PRODUCTS AXD LIYE STOCK BROi'GHT ^l«S ,ft4 .S,606 IX 1907. WHEAT ACREAGE DECREASED DIE TO FALLIXt; OFF OF WHEAT SOWIXG IX .SOME C(»CXTIES. .Crop in E.teellent Condition—Secre< tary Coburn's Report Gives Facta. Alwnt Kansa.s Crop Yields. •ETEK JOHXStJX AFTKR lUXTEU.'*. Farmrr Arrested Another Ximrod Today. .\ young man named Poswor'h was tlniit $5 and costs in Judge Potter's c<iurt tod;i ,v f ->r bunting on the prem- ;<es <)f Pe;er Johnson wilhou! | or- missiim. He pleaded guilty to the char.'re. Johnson has cnmpiainiHl t«. iie a.iihorliics that a number of hunt- rs luve bee:; hunting o;i his place vithoul consulting him. Yesierdax. ir. Johnson caused the arrest of an- )ther yoiin.g man for the same onTense, FKEDRICkSOX KILLED »AD D0(.', Animal Afflirted WMh Rabies Attacks Bassett .Wan. Marshal Jim Fredrickson killed a mad dog this morning which was cati:-- ng ail of the women and children ij; !as.-e:t to keei) close to th( ir home?^ The animal belonged to a man name't' Denton. Early this morning it ai- acked one man Init ho was able to beat it off, Mr. Fredrickson was railed and he dir-iiatched the animal in rout of the city calaboose. DOXT WAXT DITCH ACROSS ROAD The of F. M. Willenber.t- vs. Fred Schmidt et al.. a suit In which he plaintifT asks for n restrainin'.; crier preventing the township road overseers from completing a ditch icross a certain road In the vicinity >f Humltoldt. Is on In district court todav. Willcnlterg alleses that the ditch. If completed, would damage his properi.v. MRS. TAFT MAY DIE .Mother ol .Sorrelary of War Is I'n- rnnvrloUN—End EspectJ-d Any Time. Worcoaler, Mass., Dec; 4.—The condition of Mrs. l>uiisa M. Taft has lie- come so grave that her stin Horace, was .sent for and arrived last night. .A family conference was held as to whether or not It was advisable to ask Secretary Taft to hurry home. His mother is unconsclons and physicians say her death is expected any time. FORD IS ACQUITTED Jcry Finds H!ra "Xot GolHi" of Cbarse of Briyfig SniNTTJ-sors. San! Francisco. Nov. 4.—Tirey Ford, jgeneral counsel of the United Kai roads, who was late last nigh! actiuilied of the charge of havin.c bribed a former 8Ui)ervisor to vote for the overhead trolley franchise, w ^t applauded by a crowd of siiectaton In the court room. Friends siirround- e<l Ford to offer congratulations and the defendant with tears In his eyes was too much affected to speak clearly. He shook hands with the jarors and thanked them In a husky voice; Yfs. Yen. There will be a smoker and election of officers at lodge roonx tonight. H. C. HilOWN. Secretary. The Birth Stone for n .-c"ml)er is the Tur<|uotsc. '^'»have n larse line of Jewelry mountetl with this beautiful stono. J. V. Merchant Jewelry Co. MRS. \V. T. SMILEY received a feloRram yesterday annonncins that her mother, Mrs. J. O. Rrisen. was dead at Believue. Idaho. Mrs. Smiley was preparinsr to leave for Bellvnetor be at the bedside of her mother w &ien. the news ctm«. Topeka, Dec. 4.—Kansas farm pro ducts ajid live stock In 1907 reached the unprecedented va'ue of 1463,648,- Cti6, accordifig to the final crop report for the year made yesterday by I'. D. Cobtirn. secretary of the State Hoard of Agriculture. This Is |39,313,7:19 in excess of the best prior year, which w ;is 190B. What decreased crop yields increas?d values of wheat and corni as well as live stock, hav^ P.reatly swelled the total value of the total product and Secretary Caburn estimates that the value of Kansas* fr.rm products and live stock, appor- t:;)n .Ml equary among her Inhabitants woii'd make a credit of $280 each. 'In but one year since 1890, have Kansas wheat -growers received so i;:tich per bushel for their wheat," ays Secretary Cobum, "as In 1907 v.h.-n it averased 7S.3." Kansas rala- d less wheat in 1907 than in the ireCedinz year but the wheat raised rought $1. fins SOI more than in 1906. Secretary Cobum estimates the acre age of winter whDat sown for the !9(is crop at consid'erably less than that of last year which was 7,051,882^ res. The greater portion of the'de- ccasrd acreage is due to a falling off wheat .sowing in Sumner, Harper, narb.^r and Reno couiftles and other counties that have usually produced \ast quantities of wheat, ' althnosfh seventy-seven counties report the same or greater areas of wheat sown than last year. Wheat sown iS reported to be In excellent condition, the average con- lition for tbe state being Fiven "by - Secretao" Cobum at 95.5 per cent or 2.2 points higher than at any similar ime in the past Ave .vaars. The corn yie'd of the entire state for the year Is reported at 14.V283.326 Itishfls or 41.7."i2 8S8 less than in 1906. WJiile the 1907 crop ranks only flf- ternth in th.= history of the state,in .oint of yield, it Is the fourth most valuable ever raised in Kansas, only thn .se of 1902. 190.'; and 1906 exceeding it. The oats yield is given at 14.104,- lOJ bushels or 47 per cent less than ••1 19ti6. Th?re was also a big faJIins off in the yield of potatoes but they s 'dd for more than ha'f a million diol- lars mope than they did in 1906. Thp total value of the farm pro- iucts of the state for the year. Secretary Coburn gives at $266,397,749. The valu« of liv,^ stock Is estimated r.t $l»7.2aO.S.-.7. A SPOONING ROOM Judae Collins Adv'ses One for 'Voong People UstniT the Court House for That Purpose. "The city of lola should fit up a ^uite of rooms or suites of rooms With settees, sofas and heat them njcely with gas stoves for the benefit of the 'snooners.'" remarked Po'lce .fudgo Collins today as he crossed his '•rgs am! pushefl his hat farther I>ac1c •m h's head. "lola has so many yonuR ieople who Indulcc publicly in this imnsemr'nt that I believe that It v.on!d not be more than right to pro- '^ide Ewcial apartments for them, i "I mean by that." continued the i,u?pe. "that It would save embarass-- •^.eut to many people passing thronyh •he court house corridor any time In tiie afternoon. I have noticed tor V)me time that the criurt house corridors are being" used' for a meeting '3lace for 'spooners.' Yon may pass through there any tim? in the alter- . Tjoon and find from one to ten coaples ingging up closely together, thelr^ hearts beating as one and with bat; i single thought. "There is nothing we can do. The police or the Janitor of the bnlldlag an order them out. bnt since thejr ao not possess the faculty of readlns minds, they ipicht insnit soma one who was nsini; these seats for 4 Joat nurnose. To order anyone out of the iiall who was waiting for some one who went up stairs on some business .would be an Insult which they conld- Justly resent. No. we can do nothing. It is the- ;!uiy of parents, not onrs, to s«e that jfeelr children are not 'spoonlnn* there. ;) have noticed that most of the girli iwho meet lovers and 'spoonins' partners In this long hall are but mete rrhlldron between the a«rea of twelve ind flftiM>n years. These Rlrlv neet men with beards'on their facet and r>ompanions whom their mothers prob- nbty would not allow tn their periore.^ The icraat trouble with many pereals ts that they believe their sole duty to •o feed and clothe i' their chndren. They expect them td get their iiMa> j ners at school^ their mora*s at <Aare!i» -r and their food and clothing at home, ji "For all these reasons. I bdlisi ^^rl: It would be better for the city to pi»- ' vide a Itome forthe 'spooners' aaA par a natioa. to ioveraee aa^l'

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