Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 8, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Tuesday, December 8, 1908
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Tkm tU^mimf Hmm tbm aitwOmiimm ta Mtt&m Omkmtif wf Amy TOLUME XL HUMBER 17. SICnT P1GB8. lOLi, K1K8A8, DEGEMBEB % lM8r-TUE8DA¥ ETEmG. KIKHT riSES. FROM COUNTY FUND? OUESnON fiAISEp AS TO UOW ELECTION EXPENSES BE PAID. DIG UP AN OLD UW WHEBEBY EACH CITY AND TOWN SHIP MUST PAY OWN EXPENSES. Not Mitnti Thm IN Murh Differ, ence !• Cost In Plan*—CHnally Prom Connty Fond. It dereloped today that the com- mlasioners in Allen county for many years past have not followed the law, at least to the letter. In paying the expenses of the-ceseral elections. How trer, in this respect they have not differed from practically every board in the state. Yesterday afternoon while getting the billa together, .covering a part of the expenses of the last general election, to pre seat to the board of com- mlnlonerB, County Clerk Culbertson recalled that he had seen somewhere in the statutes that the election expenses should ue paid not out of the general county fund but that each township and city shoirid pay its own. He mentioned it to Commissioner Rey- aokta and they were not long in finding the section relating to the cost of elections. Mr. Culbertson was right It provided that each city and township should pay its own expenses, basing the cost on the proportionate vote in the various townshii>a and cities in the preceding election, it is .presumed that the law intends that the county cleric shall figure out the cost of casting each vote in the county, which multiplied by the number of votes in each township and city, will give the cost in those places. It It also presumed that the law^ intends that ihe clerk shall do this before the annual levies are made so t]\st the. levy to cover this ex |)en8c can be made then. It. would appear that since Just as Of'any Judges and clerks are required in the township having 16 votes, such as South Geneva, as in the First ward of lola naving over r>oo votes, the small township pays more than lU share. However it must be taken Into consideration that many more ballots are required in the heavy voting places which they would have to pay for, This morning the county clerk did not have the time to compile figures showing whether this claim be true or nbt. There seemed to be H feeling among the county cfimnilsslon- ers that the difference in cost to each township and city under the plan sug- gteted by the law and the plan that has been followed was very little. Captain Ewing, who will be county attorney after the first of the year und who will be consulted on such matters, was in the commissioner's room and.was asked for his opinion. He said, that he thought the law should be fol'owed but remarked that from what thought he had then given it. the cost would not vary much under eHher plan. It is said that nearly . every county in the state has been paying the election ex|)ense.s out of the general county fund. The • bills now in for the cost of the general eJec tlon reach $G59. The total will reach about 11,000. THE A. O. U. W. ELECT. KANSAN ON SLATE? OFFICIAL PROGRAM RITMOK IN WA8HL>GT0N MEN TIONS FIVE FOB NEW CABINET. Mr. i!$cott Named br PoUUcsl Gossip Because of His Work on CtimmiUee of Agrlrnltnrr. The Annual Election of Officers Oc curred Last Night. The local lodge of the Ancient Or der of United Workmen held their annua! election last evening at the regular session in the A. O. U. W. balL The following members were chosen to serve during the coming year: Dr. P. H. Martin, Master Workman; J. A. Willis, Foreman: B. A. Sutton. Overseer; R. S. Moore, Recorder; T. T. Anderson, Financier; O. T. La Grange, Receiver; J. H. Parke, Guidej 8. B. Stevens, Inner Guard; W. a. Hartley. Outer Guard. Drs. Martin, Oarilnglioase and Cox were elected Jmedical examiners; E. W. Arnold. A. 'R.' Adams and C. V. Oennia were made trustees. W. E. Hartley was el eoted delegate and R. G. CanaUey al tamate to the next session of. the grand lodge. QROCER JONES WAS FINEO;x' A Penalty of One Dollar and Costs for a Sunday Assault. • At a hearing held In the court of C. B. Potter. Justice of the pesco this afternoon, M. B.'Jones, an East loia grooer. was found guilty of an assault opoa OB* lEsra Blmmell and was fined II aad coats. The Quarrel which resulted in the assanlt occurred last Sunday when Mr. Jones meeting Blmmell broached the subject of a grocery bill long due, :U U aUeged. ^ There remains a case against Brim- ^mell in the court of JusUce Hough toci ' dl ^urblng the j^eace of Jones. . TeMrBevaDWatGe. . TThe Teddr Bear* didn't go to lola .yaptarday to play tfie Tonng TripleU tMM., The sane whleh. had- been 'led was called by the IbU vera too w«t—caiaante Trt- Washington, Dec. 8.—The chief dis cusslon among the Kansans these days prior to convening of congress con rerns the possibility of Kansas se- riirl«B a place In the Taft cabinet. The discussion, save in Its relation to the political future of Senator Long revolves mainly around the idea that the state should be so recognized more than definite suggestion of any one man. As Victor Murdock put it today. "U'hether Long enters the cabinet or not^ the state should have place. It bas earned it." — , Meanwhi.'e Senator Long keeps a dis creet silence as to his exact plans after March 4. and no one Is wiser in Washington than in Kansas as to what he! intends to do. He told a crowd of Kansans the other day In discussing the question that "no one except a few well meaning newspaper friends had yet offered me a chance to get into the cabinet." President-elect Taft will be here this week, and It is probable that further cabinet making will be indulg ed In. It Is the Intention of all Kansans to talk Kansas for a place on all occaEions, including the times when they ca 'l to i>ay their respects to the president-elect. In case Senator Long refuses to per intt any consideration of himself for this recognition, there has been a good (leal of talk about Representative Charles K. Scott for Secretary of Agriculture. The good work Mr. Scott is doing as chairman of the committee on agriculture in the House of Representatives, and his conceded familiarity with the duties of this department are largely responsible for mention of his name. Also three other Kansans have been mentioned for cabinet places, and with at least two of them, there has been a great deal of seriousness in seme qnarters. These are: F. D. Coburn, Secretary of Agriculture: Wilder B. Metcalf, SecreUry of War; J. B. Case of Abilene, Secretary of the Interior. General Metcalf '8 friends are vni^rtionA here by Kansans as being partlculidrly keen about the matter. J. n. Case was indorsed for such recog­ nition'by the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress, of which he is presl dent. Mr. Coburn has been a standing candidate with his friends for years for Secretary of Ai;rlculturo. The Iniprcsslnn Is,that there will be more or less of a clean sweep by President Taft in the way of his cabinet. The transition of EHhu Root from Secretary of State to United States Senator will make the hunt for a new Secretary of State necessary. Attorney General Honaparte will go. and the good guessers say that Frank H. Kellogg of .Minnesota, trust buster for the government, and now conducting the Standard Oil prosecution in New York, and who helped n»ke the Chi -^o platform, wi 'l be the lucky man. There will probably l >e a new Secretary of the Navy, and Secretary cf Commerce and Labor. .lames Wilton, after twelve years' ser\ico as Secretary of Agriculture. Is l)Ound to RO. the cabinet makers think, while .lames R. Garfield. Secretary of ine Interior, will likely rema '.n. Friends of Senator Long who i-er- Eist in talking of him for a cabinet place have picked out for him either Secrefar.v of Commerce and I ^hor or Secretary of Agriculture. But as .Mr. Murdick voiced it, "Kansas Is bound to have a cabinet place." and each Kansan seems bent on trying to get one for the state. WAS IT SUICIDE? PKOMISE>T ST. Uins MA.V .HVS- TEHlorSLY SHOT. ORDER OP SERVICES FOR LINCOLN'S ANNIVERSARY BY PUBLIC. POST ELECTS NEW OFFICERS C. H. OECLCTE CHOSEN COMMAND. KB FOR ENSUING YEAB. Conimittee .ipiiolnted to .Vrrange for Celebrallon of LIncola Annhersary -.New Meml)ers Hecehed. McCook Post number 51. G. A. R.. has held its annual election o; officers. Aside from this business, the Post mustered in C. C. Kubn and Lew. Is I>ogan of LaHarpc was reinstated A, J. Andersod was received as member on a transfer card. These officers were elected for the ensuing year: Post Commander C. K. DeClute Senior Vice Com E. E. Russell Junior Vice Com I. V. Gregory Quartermaster M. F. Saylor Post Surgeon A. M. Kirkpatrick Of LaHarpe. Officer of the Ifev ,. .1. H. Bock Officer of the Guard .. i. W. Carter Chaplain T. Newton Funston Trustee .fohn Jf. McDonald Delegate to State Encampment ... C. W. Graen. LaHarpe; D. B. D. Smeltzer. lola. The following committee to confer with a committee from the W.R.C was appointed to make arrangements to celehrate. In a becoming manner, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late lamented President, Abraham Lincoln. Committee; Capt. W. H McCIure. Capt. R. S. Moore, and J. E Henderson. The next regular meeting will be at :{:00 p. m.. Saturday, Dec. X9th., and an open Joint meeting of the Post and Corps for public installation of offlc era of McCool: Post and McCook W. R. C. will be held in the Post room the flrst Saturday in January 1909 at 7:30 p. m. D. B. D. Smeltzcr, post adjutant, has received from Henry M. Nevius, nat lonal commander-in-chief, a copy of the official program to be used by all schools in meetings In celebration of the lOOth anniversary of Lincoln's birth. It is as follows: 1—Keller's American Hymn. 2—^Int-ocatlon. . 3—Battle Hymn of the Republic. 4-^SIcetch of Abraham Lincoln r>—I^lncoln's Gettysburg Address, fv—Contonnlal Hymn. J. G. Whlttlor. 7—Extracts and Qultatlons from the writings and speeches of Lincoln. S—Star Spangled Banner. !t—Address, by selected speaker. 10—America. II—Benediction. The following prof!rani Is also given to be followed by the G. A. R. Posts throughout the countrj-: 1—Music—Instrumental. '2—Invocation.. —.America, by audiencp. 4—Vocal music, solo or glee club. 5—Address. "Life and Character of Lincoln, selected speaker. »)—Star Spangled Banner, h .v audi ence. 7—Gettysburg address, by selpcted speaker. 8—Hymn. "Nearer My God To Thee Audience. H—Doxology. audience. '»—Benediction. Commander .\evius also requests that the ministers throughout ' the country hold special services on the Sabbath preceding February 12. APPEALTQCONGRESSILETTER THE CAUSEJSCHOOlS A FACTOR NE>y YORK WORLD ASKS ABOUT PANAMA CANAL SCANDAL. BEFER TO ROOSEVELT LEHER CHARGE IS MADE THAT FACTS WERE MISSTATED. Paper SayN Corruption in Canal Work Has Not Been Kerealed Since Death of Senator Morgan. During the recent campaign it was charged in newspaper articles that the president's brother-in-law, Douglas Robinson of New York, and Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, brother of the president-elect, had profited by the transaction. It was this charge und newspaper comment thereon wiiich provoked the letter from President Rooseve't to Wlllam Dudley Pouike of Indiana, denying the statements, and saying that all the papers In the matter were ^open to the public POLITE MAIL POUCH THIEF. HOCH GOES EAST. Joirrnor Will Talk at West Virginia Teacher*' Meeting. F. D. HIrHchherK Killed «n Stepn of HIM Home—Wan Murder or Snlcldp. St Louis. Dec. 8.—Francifc D. HIr.sch berg, prominent In the Roman Catho- 'Ic church, and a personal friend of .\rchbishop Olennon. also well known In club and business circtes'and as a director of the Louisiana Purchase BziKJsition. was shot and killed at his home. 3818 Lfndell Boulevard early today. Wlietber death was.the result of murder or suicide has not yet been determined. MRS. IN6ERS0LL WINS. Sapmne Ceart Upholds Her CfaUn for 9imjm. V-PEhington. Dec 8.—The supremo court of the United 8t«t#a today decided in favor of MOnksIf^rsoll the case of Mrs. Bva A; Tliii|ati'l. widow of the late Robert GJgmt0i\. against Joseph Co ran and eBM^^voIving a claim of |100,0S» *i ^M|M}| ^ ef Hw lato.i^diwflHMi. a lion- tavKwOliflMan^ Topeka, Dec. 8.—Governor Hoch left vesterday for Charleston, W. Va. where he will address a ^taie teachers' nteeling this week. He will also fill a couple of -lecture dates In Ponnsyl- ania while on the trip. Th»> governor expected to be 'gdnf uliuut ten •lavK when he left home. The ••xppcted imrdons for .lohn Collins and Jessie .Morrison will, of course, hang fire during the governor 's absence, but there will still ilnio Bfi»»r his rtturn to turn these pur •ii'ns into Christmas prpsonis for the two life prisoners at Landing. TWO BIG SPEECHES Taft and Roosevelt to Appear Before Southern Commercial Congress Todsy. Washington, Dec. s. —At the second and closing day's session of the Southern Commercial Congress were many prominent speakers on the various phases of southern Industry and developments. The principal interest of the day attached to the national conservation commlsson. There will be a mass meeting this afternoon in the Belasco theatre, at which both President Roosevelt and President-elect Taft will speak. J. ftwdenea Here. J. Broderson, of Lyndon,, a brother of the late Ed Broderson. arrived In lola: this afternoon to take charge of his;late brother's basineas Interests here. New York, Dec. 8.—The N</w York World to which De'avan Smith, editor of the -Indianapolis News, referred in his reply to Roosevelt's attack upon him as auhorlty for the article on the Panama canal which appeared in bis paper, and called forth the president's letter, says today in part: "In view of Roosevelt's deliberate misstatements of facts in his scandalous jjersonai attack upon Delavan Smith, editor of the Indianapolis News, the World call* upon the coi^ gress of the United States to make immediately a full and impartial investi gation of tie entire Panama Canal scandals. "The investigation of 1906 by the senate committee of the Inter-oceanic Canals was blocked by.a refusal of William. Nelson Cromwell to answer the most iiertinent questions of Senator Morgan of Alabama. Since that time nothing has been done because after Senator Morgan's death there was no successor to carry on his great work of revealing the truth about Panama corruption." LEWIS REED WROTE INCRIMIN ATINO EPrSTLE; OFFICERS SEIZE IT. Was SearchinB for a Home For His White Sweetheart and Himself. No Word From Wagoner. Ilandcaffod, the Negro Tipped His Hat to a Young Lady. Leavenworth. Kas.. Dec. x.—Charles Savage, alias Charles Stevens, the ne­ gro mall pouch robber, sentenced to Her\-p ten years at hard labor In Ihe federal prison here, arrived at that Institution an 1 Is now regularly enrolled as an Inmate. Savage had his wrists handcuffed together when lie got off the electric car at the prison gate. As he stepped down from the car a roll of bills con- alning $:i5 dropped from his pocket to the ground. A young girl picked it up wA offered it to him. Savage raised his hat. then took the money and managed to put it back in his [wcket. CAPTAIN MAINS TRANSFERRED. Artillery Duty at Port Townsend, Wash., Ordered for Indicted Officer. "I am going to Bassett to look for a bouse where we can be togethe Come out upon the street where I can And you and I will send a cab to take you to the bouse." This sentence in a letter from Licw is Reed, a negro now In the holdover on a charge of "Investigation," to Miss Doonle Horn, a white girl 15 years old, will be the basis of a criminal charge to be placed against the ne­ gro. The county attorney will issue warrant today alleging that Reed is guilty of enticing a young girl to live with him for immoral purposes. The prosecution of Reed, however depends on the attitude of the officers in Wagoner, Okia, If they will take action against the negro, the lola authorities will surrender the prisoner to the Oklahoma officers and allow Reed to pay the penalty for'his misdeeds there, if not, the criminal charts against him here will be pushed. The Incriminating letter was taken from Reed late yesterday. Up to that- time the officers were in quandary as to what to do with him They knew that he was guilty of some thing but what it was and how to prove it was the question. The discovery of the letter opened the way for prosecution and there is an in* teresting time ahead of the negro whe ther the Oklahoma officers want him or not. The charge of statutory rape could probably be easily proven against Reed in Oklahoma, but not here. The crime, as it appears from the admissions of both Miss Horn and her negro lover, was committed in Okla- htaia and would have to be handled j there, if the Wagoner officers do not come for Reed, he will escape with a lighter punishment than otherwise, as the offense with which he can be charged in Kansas is less serious. As for Miss Horn, the Juvenile of- fleers will probably be again asked to take action if It can be legally done She is still under police surveillance, though not under arrest. Reed will probably be arraigned in the court of C. 8. Potter. Justice of the peace, late this afternoon unless weird lis received from Wagoner that^c is •"wanted there. Up to this time William Gates, chief of police, has received no word from the Oklahoma officers. The relations of Reed and. Miss Horn are familiar to readers, the story of their planned elopement and love for each other having been fully related in the Register last evening. So far Reed is making no preparation to defend himself. He is evidently working on the "maybe they can and maybe they can't" theory. LAte this afternoon a warrant charg ing L,ewis Rqed. a negro, with an attempt to carnally know .Miss Donnie Horn, was issued from the court of C. S. Potter, Justice of the peace. Reed will probably be arraigned some time this afternoon. Washington. Dee. —Captain Peter C. Halns. Jr., of th« Forty-eighth corn- many, coast artillery, at Fort Han cock, Sandy Hook. N. .t.. who is under arrest, charged with the murder of W. E. Annis, has been transferred on recommendation of the chief of the artillery corps to the Sixty-second company of coast artillery, stationed Port Wtorden, Port Townsend. Wash. The order will be effective on February 1. 1909. His place at the head of the Forty- ighth company will be filled by Captain Alex. Creig, Jr.. now of the Fiftieth coriipany. Captain Hains's transfer Is merely a "paper assignment" and will not Interfere with his trial in New York. to HELP FRAME THE MESSAGE. Out StnhbsN PrivHte Kerretary Will ^Hold Prrttrnt Job Until January. Topeka. Kas., Dec. 8.—lohn Dawson will not rt'llnquUh his position as as- istant attorney general until the In- iiguratlon of the new state officers nn January II. Then he will resign to become secretary lo Governor Stubbs. However, he will devote all his spare moments from now until inauguration helping Mr. Stubbs to frame up his message and^look after patronage m&t ters. Attorney General Jackson said he would not announce the successor to Mr. Dafson as assistant attorney geti eral for some days. Charles Shukers, special assistant attorney general, could have the place If he wanted it iMit he prefers to hold his present position. The pay is about the same and Shukers likes the work of special assistant better. MRS. MAYBBICK WINS. Claim to Land Worth muMfiW Sns- tained by Chancery Court. Richmond. Va.. Dec. 8.—The case of Mrs. Florence Maybrick and her moth- 2r. Baroness von Roque of New York. Involving title to land said to be worth about two and a half million lollars, was decided in their favor in the chancery court here today. GAVE HIM THE LIMIT F. A. HYDE TO PAY iMO.«00 FINE AND SPEND 2 YEARS IN JAIL. Morris on the Trail AgaJa. Sam Morris who has faced Police fudge Baugbman nuite frequently lately, is no longer the guest of Chief of Police Wbitebead. He paid his fine, and departed from the city bas- tlle where he had been for two or three ^ays.—Chanute TrOmne. Was Coniicted of Helphi^ in a Con- xplrary lo Defraud Uncle Sam of Land. Washlngtcn. Dee 8—Frederick A Hyde of San Francisco who was recently convicted of a conspiracy to defraud the United States of large tracts of land in Oregon and Washington was today sentenced in (he district criminal court to pay a tine of ten thousand dollars and to serve two years In the penitentiary of Monnds- vllle, W. Va. This is the maximum penalty under the law. Shepard-Winters. Jacob Shepard and Miss Hazel Winters went to lola this afternoon and were married. They will make their home west of the city, where Mr. Shepard is employed in the brick plant Mrs. Mary Shepard and Mrs. J. N- Winters, the mothers of the bride and groom, reapectfvely. accom- PMied them to Tola.—Chanute Tribune. Far the host a»«^ «alckest resatts IM -the Vecistei's wait ertwBBS. JUDGE TAFT SAYS EDUCATION WILL HELP NEGRO. SOLUTION OF RACE PROBLEM SAYS IT IS LARGELY A MATTER OF ADVANCED LEARNING. South Needs the Ne^ro—President. elect .Made Address to New York Society. New Lork. Dec. 8.—President-elect Taft who came to New York t6 address the North Carolina society of this city, was given a tumultuous reception b.v the members of the organ! zation and prominent men from parts of the South at the annual dinner of the North Carolinians at the hotel Astor. Five hundred members and guests of the society filled the brilliantly decorated banquet hall. Mr. Taft In the course of an addrv.n wliich confined entirely to the Sou.b and its problems, did not hesitate to fol'ow up what he regards as the advantages of his trip through the South during the recent campaign. At the conclusion of practically every one of his pointed sentences, Mr. Taft was interrupted by applause and cheering He said in part: "We l>elieve the solution of the race question in the South is largely a mat tej- of industrial and thorough educar lion. The negro is essential to the South in order that it may have proper labor. Their ancestors were brought here agaii>st their will; They have no country but this. They know no flag but ours. They wish to live under it and are willing to die for it. They are Americans. The proposition to increase the supply of labor in the South by emigration from Europe, It seems to me, instead of being inimical to the cauw of the negro will aid hitn. Industries of the South continue to grow in the man-eious ratio already .shown the demand for labor must increase." PAT CROWE TO BE EVANGELIST. •^Iiroogh With the Old Game." the Alle{ced Cndaby Kidnapper Said. Chicago, Dec. 8.—Pat Crowe, once charged with kidnapping "Eddie' Cudahy in Omaha and one of the most picturesque characters with whom the police of the country have had to deal In the last fifteen years, has forsaken the old life and accepted Christlanit3-. As soon as he can finish his plans he will go forth as an evangelist, preaching the gospel and the philosophy of life in an effort to lead young men from the primrose paths that he has traveled. There was no happier man in Chicago today than Crowe. He was found at work on the manuscript of a sermon. 'I'm Ibrough with the old game for pood ana all " he said. "I have cut out he drinking and have become a Chris ian. Now I am going out regularly to put the young fellows on the right rack and warn them from the paths and temptations that uo one knows better than I. I am not going to be a temperance lecturer. I am going into a broader field." Crowe is married and has a soa Pat Crowe, jr.. one year old. NO NEW K. C. A. C. HEAD NAMED. There's a Disagreement Among the Rezent.<i of the Kansas SchooL Topeka. Kas.. Dec. 8.—The board ol regents of the Kansas Agricultura) college has adjourned without select- ng a president to succeed E. R. Nichols. There is a sharp division in the board over several candidates. A committee was sent east last fall to select man. The committee found several men who looked like good tbnber for the place, but when it asked these men If they wanted to come to Kansas some of them hesitated. The committee' made several recommendations. It is expected that the chcice will be made at the spring meeting of the board. Visiting Here. Mrs. J. H. Meek returned to lola to day after visiting her husband's moth ur." Mrs. J. T. Meek. The latter accom- auled her to lola.—Chanute Tribune THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair ami warmer tonight and Wednesday. Data recorded at local office. U. S Weather Bureau yesterday, today and year ago: Yesterday Yr. ag» 2 p. P- 6 p. 8 p. m. m. m. m. 10 p. m. 12 29 51 29 .5? 27 5J ; 25 51 ..24 49 midnight 25 45 Maximum temperature 30 5? Minimum temperature 14 45 Precipitation. 7 p. m 0 T Today Yr. ago 2 a. m 25 5J 4 a. m 25 52 6 a. m 24 52 8 a. m 24 55 10 a. m 30 55 12 noon 42 60 PrecipiUtlon. 7 a. m. ..... 0 Q

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