Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 7, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Monday, December 7, 1908
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HmmHm a$r0utmHmm Im iUini 0 #«iriSy of Any Mmwrnprngtmr PukUmbmifiB ibm Goumty, TOLVn XL K^XBEB SC. lOLl, XAHSAS, DECSXBfiB 7, IMfi^MOXDAT ETEKING. i. \ , •• EICHT PASES. rsici TWO cmm TftAm FOR MAYOR OLD BESIDEIKT OF lOLA ^YILL AL. myf SAMt TO HEA1» riTY TICBET WAS URGED INTO THE RACE BEPUBLICA?!S ABE GETTIXG BUSY AS CITY CAMPAIflX APPROACHES. REMEMBERTHEDEAD ELKS LODGE HELD ATTNUAL MEX. OUIAL SERVICES YjESTEBDAY. HON . Henrj- Gaiue, of Bartiairtoa, Dr* liTerrd so Eloqaent Tribnte h Honor of Departed Brothers. Exccvtfre Commnfep Jfpt Satardnj Mffkt and Xade Plans on Mem- berHhlp—Hold Mcptlnim. For several weeks past there has been talk of Capt. H. R Travis for the Republican nomination for mayor. During this time he has had the matter under consideration and today made up his mind to ask for the nomination. 'V\Tiile having the matter un- tter consideration Capt. Travjs says he has been approached by business and laboring men alike and that it was their solicitation that finally induced him to run. Capt. Travis -was approacbed by a member of The Register force some time ago regarding this matter, but said that he had not fully made up bis mind and that he did not desire to run if a better man should come out He said that he did not especially care about the mayoralty but that he was interested solely In the interests of the Republican party. Since that time he has gone over the situation carefully with friends in the party and it Is their unanimous wish that he enter the race. He therefore makes his au' nouncement today. Captain Travis served his regular time In the army and came out with a clean record. Morally there is not a better man anywhere and from a business stajidooint he is as good material, as the city affords. He came to Al'en county thirty years ago and lived on a fartn east of the city until about ten year? ago when he became a resident of Tola. He is a laboring man In-everv sense of the word, be- injr employed on a Ralar>]_b7 the Foster Lumber ooinpany. wTiile he 1? managef of the company he is a "working" mcnagcr as anyone who has ever visited the yar<i will testify. He is a life time Republican and Is deserving of any honors which the party may bestow upon him. His only promise to the poeple Is that he will pive the pity a clean Dusi- ness administration, r.ondiictin? the city's huRines!" rs it were his own and endeavoring in even,- wny to make lola a clean and prosperous city. The executive rommitte*' of (hf I!<'- pufalican city cJiih met Saturday niyli; In the office of .lustice E. G. ilcush and perfected further their plans for the city cnmpalen. Solicitors were appointed to call upon Republicans who have expressed a desire lo join the cltj^lub but who for different rea sons could not come to the moi tings and enro'l then. A form for the membership cards wa-s also decided upon. Another matter taker un by the committee was that of holding meet- Jzigs during the city campaign. There seems to be a feeliuK that such a pl.nn would be advisabte but It was regarded as too early now to make up a schedule of meetings. The Republicans are taking a Ter>-' active Interest in the campaign. As a rule candidates for city offices are difficult to secure, but this year is an exception. E. W. Myler ^d W. H. Anderson have both announced that they will be candidates for police judge and Capt. Trarlis has consented to allow the Republicans to run him for 'Mayor. FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. Churches Are Now Plnaning to ceive Santa Clau&i Re- Practically all of the churches of the city are now planning for their Christmas eve programs. Many ol them announced yesterday the committees that will have this matter in hand. Santa Claus will be^ the fea- tnre at several churches while In others a prgoram of sonss and reciu- tlons only will be rendered. Candy and nuts wl'l be given to the children in all of the churches. The sacred services which the Elks held yesterday afternoon at their home in honor of their departed brothers were attended by practically every member of the order and a large num i)br ot their friends. WHtb the hall appropriately decorated and with cere monies., especially becoming such an occasion, the service was an impressive one. The march '•Probscldlan," played by Shields orchestra, opened the cere monies, to the solemn and measured tones of which the members of the club marched Into the lodge rooms. After the opening ceremonies, the iadles quartette composed of Miss F.'orence Root, Miss Evelyn Howland, Miss Virginia Poggett and Miss Grace Ball rendered the "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The opening ode was then sung by the order after wlilch prayer was offered by the chaplain, C. P. Hale. Following a solo by EMwin Hunter, Hon. Henry E. Ganse of Burlington, delivered the memorial address. Mr. Cause's oration was peculiarly suitable to. the hour. A man of commanding apj)earance and effective de- llver.v, his, tribute to the principles of the order and to the departed members will long be remembered. After stating the occasion upon which the lodge and Its friends had met, he launched .out UIMJU the hope of the human race for the life eternal. Always confronted with the thought that in the midst of life we are In death, men are hungering for knowledge on the after-death. In the late centuries especially In the last hundred years, said the speaker, great discoveries have been made. In every department and phase of life, science, invention and the business world, great, strides have.been made. ..But life and death are the same that they have aTways been. So many things cannot lie understood, the wicked prosper while the good suffer, the pure woman whnse life is an insplratici to both man and womankind is taken away whi'o the siriimi)et who lives by the wages of sin Is left among us. These thing .5 are difficult for us to e.xplain. .^nd yet af!er all, continued the spe.nker, the hope of the future life and the evidence of it are strong with the large in.ijorily of men. . Deep in the heart of every man is the longing for the eternal IKe. It was planted there by the Creator and if He oho.^e and }ia(i the iwwer to place that longing and hope there, why can't we BAptct that He has the power and pur Iiofe to satisfy that loagfng? Surely th<>re is an immortal life. Mr. GanSe then referred to the life and promises of the Saviour. We have just as good reastui to believe that Christ :ived and was what He said He was as we have to believe that any of the great kings or law-makers, his tory tells us about, lived. There is nothing to .«how thai He was an imposter. He sought neither riches nor political power. We can find nothing in His life to lead us to the »>eliet that He was a hypocrite. He promised eternal life and eternal happiness to men. Certainly that should be a great solace to us. Referring to the solace and comfort men get through their hope of immortality, he recited the ••Washer Woman's Sonc" by Ironqulll the [)oem which portrays the woman who toiled over the wash tub but eon- soled herself every day with the song ^•he hummed that Christ was her friend. Calling attention to the man of unbelief, she speaker remarked that it was said that eevry one who heard the great Ingersoil deliver one j of his assaults upon immortality left the room with sad and aching heart. Faith makes the world brighter for men. In speaking of the Elks lodge, directly, he recalled what a (wwer for B. F. LUDLUM DEAD EX.COU?fTT COXXI-SSIOKEB DIED YE.STERDAY AT HOME IN SALE* A P0ZZLIN6 CASE POLICE "JJIPPEn- AX ELOPEMEM ni'T WHAT XOWf WASAVfCTlM OF PARALYSIS A NEGRO AND A WHITE GIRL BE.SIG.NED FROM BOARD TS 19M RECAr .SE OF THE FIR.ST .HTBOKE. Oofld Word<« Spoken In Regard to Him hj Friends Today—Fnnenil Will Oecnr Tomorrow. Word came to lola this morr.lg of the sudden death of ex-County Commissioner B. F. Ludlum at° his home four and one-half miles west of Elsmore in Salem township, early yesterday morning. Mr. Ludlum was a victim of paralysis. He has been in poor health for several years, having suffered a stroke of paralysis a short time before his resignation as county commissioner in 1906. He later siif- fered a second stroke but recovered somewhat and was able to be about. A few weeks ago, while visiting at the Decker home in Elsmore he had a fall but was not seriously Injured. When the third stroke came upon him yesterday morning he died almost Instantly. The first two strobes were on the right side, the one yesterday being upon tl»e left, affecting the heart. ^Ir. Ludlum had been a resident of this county for 28 years, living in the Elsmore vicinity his entire life in Al len county. He was in his 54ih year and was the father of 13 children, ten of whom together with his wife, sur- ive him. The funeral occurs tomorrow morning at ten o'clock at the home and Interment will take place In the old B'smore cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ayling of Toronto. Several lolans are planning to attend. Mr. Ludlum vas elected on the boariV of . county commissionera in 1902, serving in this capacity until 1906, when he resigned because of ill health. His son succeeded him by appointment. Mr. Ludlum was well known over A'len county and leaves a large number of friends. Today the county commissioners met at the court house and duriuf; their deliberations his name was very thou.ghlfully referred to. Commissioner George Reynolds spoke of him as the best man Alien county ever had. Tom Anderson who served for a time with him on the board said of him: "Yes, Mr. Ludlum was a good man. He was highly regarded by his nelshhors ands iicquaintances. T remember the last time he met with the commissioners. We were called in special session to consider the damages done the court house by the Me'- vin explosion. Mr. Ludlum was present and though he had thou suffered a stroke of paralysis, he said nothing of it." This morning the commissioners talked some of going down to attend the funeral. The roads are very bad, however, and it U unlikely tli.a't they will go. MISS DOXME HORN .SAYS SHE LOYEir RIRLY LEWIS REED. Snys Her .Mother Rronght About ThU J'nndltfon—Pair Had Planned to Klope to Topeka. IS MILLER'S HORSE CONGRESS CONVENES JURY DECIDES THE HORSE CASE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SIXTIETH SESSION BEGAIT AT WASHINGTON TOXOBROW. Fixed Value at $100 Rendering an Ap- j XHE MESSAGE peal to Supreme Court Impossible,—interesting Case. The "horse" case came to a close at. 1:30 Sunday morning when the jury brought In a verdict in favor of J. W. Miller. In order to dispose of the case, a nigt session of court was held after supper Saturday evening. The case went to the jury about'8.30. The jury had to bring In a verdict as to who owned the horse and also fixing its value. The Jurors decided that the value of the horse was flOO, Had they fixed a higher value the case could have been appealed to the su prcme court. This verdict therefore brings the matter to a close. It is said that the jury had no trouble in agreeing that the horse belonged to Miller, but could not get togeth er for some time on how much the animal was worth. For a time, some thought the value should be placed at a sum to exceed $100, while others placed it at less. After some discuss ion the jurors got together. Readers of The. Register arej no doubt familiar with the issues of the case. It seems that Mr. Miller had horse pastured on the farm of ^Im Beach. On his place several miles distant Arthur Hall had a horse. The animals, so the neighbors say. looked so much alike that they were unable to tell them apart. It appears that the Hall horse got out of the pasture one night. While searching for it, Hall saw a horse in the Beach pas ure whith he took to be his. He caught it and led it home. Miller brought a replevin suit in justice 20urt to recover it. but lost out. [The lase was then appealed. It required hree day.s lo conclude the case. The controversy excited much interest and has come to be known as the "horse' case-. TOMORROW THE A.WOrXT OF LEGLSLATION TO BE DONE IS SMALT. New THE JOPLIX ORE REPORT, /{nc Reached iM-t a Ton, tlie H{glie<it Price for the Year. ABOUT LAND CASES TO PROSECITE MEX WHO MWT. APPROPRIATED IXDMX LAXD. .*»enafor ((iTen and (JoTernor Ha.«kell in the List the f.'overnment is -After.*' Washington, Dec. 7.—.Attorney Genera". Bonaparte and Secretary Garfield were with President Kooseveli. today, good in the word its principles were,{the latter being acconiiianied by Ves- gladdening the hearts of its members j pasian Warner, commissioner of |)en- HE GETS A REPRIEVE HERMAN BILLIK WLL NOT DIE OX DECEMBER II. T« Be Executed on JaBnary 29. 1809, far Var^ertag a Yonng Womaa. Sprlngfle'd, Ills., Dec. 7.—Acting Governor Sbermaa today granted Her ia$n Bllllk of Chicago a further re- prfere untU January 29. IfiOS. Bllllk iras sentenced to hang December IlUt for the murder of Mary Vrtal. BiiUk was sentenced to hang on De- eoDber 11. Tbla Is the sixth time a repficre liu been tnntud him. The amb turn bem made an iamte 1» the ^f ^mtm ol^fJook eoantr ttUoolm U t4TlM tM^MMMT «M dtaixed flth and tendin? to smooth the rough places on life'.-; way. Mr. Uanse'.s addre.^s was an elofiuenr one. hoji'-iiil and con- vincicp. . Following the addre^ii. several mu- jsieal seleciicns were rendered, a violin Bolo by Mrs. C. L. E\an.^. a song by the ladies quartette and selection j by the orchestra after which were the closing ceremonies. The annual memorial services are especially for members of the order who have died in the past year, but arc also in honor of those passed away in former years. , The following ire the abi<ent members: Johri Franklin Foiisl. IHrtO. U. A. Etter. 1902. David Dai by, 1902. Walter Parsons, 1902. Compton Moore, 1903. John E. Ireland. 1903. Robert C. McKaIn, 1903 E. C. McCallen, 1906. .Ie «8e P. Decker. 1900. .1 S. Rodgers, 1906. E. B. Varoer, 1»0«. W. A. Choguill. 1907. S. M. Knox, 1907. C. O. Taylor. 1907. D. H. Ptngree. 1908. Jax. Lockhart, 1908. C. V. Petraeu. 1M8. Fred JL ^Re. 1908. ma. hukxoa. Br:, U08. siocs. Secretary Garfield and the de- I>artmeni of Justice are w-orkins ic- gother to IjrinK to a hearing at the earliest iKJssible momeni the cases against a large numl)€r of men in Oklahoma charged with acriuiring Indian lands in violation of tiie law. The assistant alorney senera!. Chas. W. Russell, has bron for more than a year engaged In investigating these cases and has entered something like four thousand suits to set aside the convej-ancea of lands, .\inons those against which suits have been entered are Governor Haskell, who is charged whh having been one of the company that acquired valuable town lands alto Senator Owen, himself of Indian iilood. It is said the cases Involving Governor Haskell will not be aired In the cotirts to any greater extent than those against other defendants. on the secret anrf giien the where- aboitrs of the negro. Patrolman William Todd took Re.ed to headquarters and Patrolman McAllister soon followed with the girl. Confessed Love for the Negro. At the police station. Miss Horn admitted her love for the negro and aald that her mother had forced her-to sustain relations with . him. The whole outfit li \-«>8 in Wagoner, Okla. Roed had letters from the girl in which she profeB80il her'love for him, acknowledged the receipt of money and asked him to "hurry to her.". Chief Gates conferred with the Watr- oner police by telephone and Mtab-' Ilshcd the identity of the pair. But what puzzles him U, what charge to Visiting Parents. i place against them. Ho Is consulting Mrs. .1. W. Liggett, of Kansas City,'''"' attorney this afternooij In came In yesterday on a visit to her f" to learn whether the girl «r parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Allstott.!"^^^^^ »>f Projiecuted of 202 West Madison avenue. |. ^ Smith Juvenile JudKe. says that his court has no jurisdiction over I hain doun no wrong. 1 done fell de truf." AVhen this is said, Lewis Reed, negro, confined in the county jail on a charge of vagrancy while the police are investigating his relations with Miss Donnle Horn, a white girl, 15 years old, hides his glittering ebonies and makes a noise like a c^am. Reed, the police charge, was preparing to elope to Topeka with Miss Horn last night, when the officers were Informed land the "coupe" th-th- thwarted" as Diamond Dick might say. Reed admits he knows Miss Horn well, but. declares, the officers say, that he la guilty of no wrong doing that wou.Id make him amenable to the laws of the state of Kansas. He might have been safe in Topeka now with his white sweetheart had he not tinkered with a telephone too much. When Miss Horn came to lola about one month, agb, she went to the home of one of Tola's prominent citizens and asked permission to remain there until sh& could find work. This was granted. But in less than two days, he girl had found work and departed. She subseqtiently obtained positions In several homes in the city and aside from a certain degree of illiteracy, she seemed to Le a well demeaned girl •*0^-/'ossessfd of some degree of refinement. Her employers say that she stayed closely in the homes and was not given to running about on the stpeuts. Yesterday, however, she returned to the heme of the family which had befriended her when she first can)e to lola and asked to remain there until a lady friend from McAiester, Okla." arrived when they expected to go to Topeka. .-Xgain the favor was granted. A "Ladj" Friend Arrive.*. Yesterday morning the "lady" friend arrived. "She" proved to be a negro as black as the deepest dyed African could hope lo be. He went to a heme where -Miss Horn had worked, evidently Ijellevlng that the gir! was fctill ihtr,}. He inquired for the girl saying that he had brought a message from her niothei' who lived In Oklahoma. He slipped the message out of his pocket to prove his assertion and the lady who answered his call at the door caught the gllnnMse of the letterhead r,f the head of one of lola's well known laniilles. That seemed ."uspicicii.s. Tlie lady telephoned her discovery to the homo where the girl had goni>. as soon a.s the negro left. Too yfueli Telephoning'. Then the negro began telephoning. He called for the number of thahome to which he had been told Miss Horn had gone. "Is .Miss Donnie Horn theah?" a business man's wife heard a voice say when she answered the call. It was unmistakably that of a colored man and besides she had been advised of the call of the negro at the other home. "She's not here at present, but if you'll leave your number I 'll call her." "I'm at one-twenty." the voice with the suspicious twang replied. Miss Horn was called. "Some one called for you over the phone just now, Donnle." Miss Horn jfas Informed. "Is that .so? Was it a man or a woman?" "A man. Ho said his name was U'wis. Do you l:now him?" "1 don't know, but I think I do." "One-tweuty" is the number for Dunns livery barn on West street. Fourone-two is the police station, and whon William Gates, chief of police, j ^g.,^,^. ^vs,ps.sor Chas. Schaffner ot answ .Tert the tplephono at headquar- ,„ tors early Last evening, he was let Jn;,^„,„„ „„„„,^. .loiJin. Mo., Dec. 7.—Zinc ore prices again broke the record for Ihe year, heavy sales were made, and j)roduc- tion was more general than at any previous time this year during la.'.i week, making the period remarkable in many wa.vs. The basis jjrice of zinc crept up to J44 a ton. the hiphest in fourteen months. Lead ore was in week demand, with few offerings, and the prevailing price was $51 a ton. HEATS A BASIX OF C.A.SOLIXE. 3Iistake<i It for Water—Loses Home and $2'r. In Cold. Waiirika, Okla.. Dec. 7.—Miss Winnie Shriner lost her home and $27. T ii^ gold and Rrcenhacks as a result of mistaking a bucket of gasoline for a bucket of water. She iH>ured some of the contents of the bucket which she supposed ccntained water in a wash basin snd placing it u|)on the stove washed her hands in the liquid. A little later the gasoline exploded, .netting fire to the house. ' A FIXE FOR MlSrSIXO A STAMP. Thin Mlphiean Man Must Pay for Putting Canceled Po.stage on Letter. Detroit Mich.. Dec. 7.—A fine of $200 with a jail sentence pendInK pay nicnt was assessed again.^t William Lindon of Brown City. Mich., charged with misusing one single 1-cent pas- tage stamp, by .ludge Swan fn the l-nitcd States court yesterday morning. The Tine if the minimum which the law allows. I^andon. it was charged, affixed a canceed .stamp to a letter. He plead-ed guilty. . READY FOR SPRING WORK. County Assessor Schaffner Now Preparing to Begin Over Again. ferring with the county commissioners who opened their regular monthly session this morning, r. Schaffner is now getting tfady for the spmg work. His duties have not been pressing for some time but he has been closing up the odds and ends of his last summer's work. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Tuesday: warmer tonight. Data recorded at local ofllce. U. 8. Weather nureau yesterday, today and a year ago: Yesterday "Yr. a«:o To Visit In lola. 2 p. m 32 4 p. m .33 6 p. m 32 8 p. m .30 10 p. ra .27 Maximum temperature 40 minimum temnerature ....24 Precipitation, 7 p. m 0 the girl, and so far no charge has j been foif nd to place against the ne?ro. Mrs. Hamilton, of Stotesbury, Mo., The officers are tryinx to learn wheth- a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John All- er the Oklahoma officers will prose-! stott. is expected to arrive in lola cute the ease or not Meanwhile, Reedho a. m 17 soon far an extended visit with her is in jail and the girl is under police 12 noon 23 parents. surreillance. • erMipltaUon. 7 a. m. 0 C1 52 R2 51 49 52 45 0 Today Yr. aso 2 a. m 24 4 a. m 18 6 a. m. 15 8 a. m 14 52 52 S3 55 r .5 60 0 Legtiilators to Be Sworn An Ovation for "Uncle Joe." In— Washington. Dec. 7.—The ever Interesting spectacle of the convening of congress today brought to the capitol building, where the national legislature sits, the usual throngs bent on gaining admission to one house or the other where exercises incident to the opening of the Second session of the sixteth congress were held.' Vice- President Charles W. Fairbanks and Speaker Joseph G. Cannon are presiding. Oration for Cannon. When Speaker Cannon mounted the platform and called the house of representatives to order he received an ovation at the hands of the Republican colleagues, not a few Democrats joining in the demonstration, which continued for several minutes. Although it was manifest that almost the entire members-hip was present, the formal roll call was necessary under the rules. Message Tomerrow. Tuesday will be given up to the reading of the president's message. As this is President Roosevelt's last annual message, there Is unusual interest in it The general report Is that it will prove to be a conservative and carefully prepared document, and that few recommendations for legislation will be ventured upon. The two houses will appoint committees each to notify the other house and the president that congress Is organized for busness. The senate will then adjourn for the day out of respect to the memory of the late Sen-, ator W. B. Allison. The house will also terminate its brief session with resolutions commemorative of the ;ves of Messrs. Parker, South Dakota; Wiley, Alabama: Dunwell, New York, and Pow^crs, Maine. What Will Likely Be Done.» The advocates of separate statehood for Arizona and New Mexico will press the claims of those territories, and declare they will have the support'of the president. There will, however, be an effort to pass these measures over to the Sixt}--flrst con- gi-ess. . The president will recommend legislation looking to the supervision of telegraph and telephone lines, and there viU be bills offered bringing hem within the jurisdiction of the interstate commerce commission. Ship subsidy will also receive attenton. The revenue deficit is giving the leaders much concern, and many wotild be delighted if some relief method could be devised, but this subject is so interwoven with tariff that scents probable its consideration will be deferred until the extra seps- ion. S The recent agreement between the United States and Japan will be considered by the senate early. Already number of senators have privately expressed disapproval of the fact that the comnact was made withotu consulting the senate. ^th houses will receive recommendations from the congressional ironetary commission looking to changes in the laws regulating the supervision of national banks, and legislation for that purpose Is likely to be enacted. There will be a general effort to hold the appropriations down to the lowest possible limit, but they like- will exceed even this figure. A bill for the iranrovement of rivers and harbors will carry not less than $25.- ;ino.00n or $30,000,000. The census of 1910 wil' require an outlay of not less than $10,000,000. In the Senate ex-Govemor A. B. Cummins, of Iowa, will take the oath office as the successor of Senator W. B. Allison, of that state, as will Carroll S; Pare, of Vermont, as the successor of Senator Stewart. In the house the seven members elected In November to fill vacancies al«o wi'l be sworn In. Thoy are Henry Bamhart, Democrat, who succeeds he late Mr. Brick, Republican, Thir- eenth Indiana district; .\lbert Esto- oinal. Demo:;rat. who succeeds the 'ate Mr. Mever, First Louisiana dis- -jct: Otto O. Foelker. Republican. Accessor td Mr. Dunwell. Republican. Third New Yor'.- district; Frank <E. nuernsey. Republican, Fourth Maine district, successor to Mr. Powers, Re- nubllcan; Eben M. Masters,.R-'publl. can, successor to Jlr. Parker, RepoMV ^an. South Dakota, at large; O. C. Wl- ey. Democrat, successor to A. A. Wfl- V. Demnc-at, fecond Alabama disrict: and .lohn P. Swasey. Republican. <uccessor to Mr. Lltflefleld. Seoond Maine district. Commissionera Meet. The board of county commlasloners began its December meeting tbla morning. The board spent the day in Hllowing bills and listening to protests on taxesi Petitions wlU probably not be heard for several days.

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