Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 16, 1907 · Page 1
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- > TOL. IX. F*. m Whole Ko. Ui» SIX Picas. lOLA, ILVKSAS, DECEMBER 1«, 1M ?^X0KDAY ETEXIK6. SIX glials. PBICB TWO CSffSk FOOLED HUMBOLDT CAFITAU8TS WERE OXLT DETEC- TIYES HOTISG BOOTLEGGERS. SLEUTH BUILT 'LECTRIC PLANT CITY COUNCIL WA§ READY TO BECEITE PROPOSITION. TO^DRILL ANpTHER OAS WELL City Will Use Oas on Property Near Power House. DetreUres Caused Amst of Xrs. Bill Bailejr, Vim. ScUrkhrr and G. L. ' Grwn on Ltqnor Charye. A few days ago a prosperous look- inc gentleman showed up in Humboldt and announced that ho was looking for a location to put In an electric light plant. He vras also installing burglar aralms. He apeared to have the keen business instincts of an Kastem capitalist and proceeded cautiously to investigate the adrisabllitr of inventing several thousand dollars there. He went around to the princi pal busine^ men of the city and con ferr^ with them about ih? matter, askijng them for their advice and as suring' them that, if he ascertained that such a plant would be well at ronized, it would be built as he had plient>- of capital to push the entet- prlsa through. The business men became vert much interested, and proceeded to offer every encouragement and inducement. The capitalist took up the matter with the council and was invitad with much courtesy to ai> pear before them, they stating that If they iKJssibly cou'd they would give him some financial inducements. The gentleman was unable to be present at the council, however, being "unavoidably detained" but promised to be present at the next one. regretting very much that conditions were such that he could^not attend at the time first suggested. This did not alarm the council or the citiezns for the gentleman was going ahead as If he meant business. About the same time that (he elec trie light capitalist came to Humboldt there appeared atiotber capitalist who also. plcl<ed out Humboldt as a fine place to locate a business enterprise. He was not interested in electric plants, howeyor. He thought that Humboldt needed a milliner's training wSastar ..upon Hearing that sRother caplUlist was in the city he desired to meet him and the citlzeiis readily saw to It lhat they wore made ac- qualntPit. The two tliOught ihut their projects would not interfere with one another and^ worked together fmm then on. The'man who was push Ing the miriner's training school went even farther than the eVnclrIc light man; he all but closed a lease on one of Humboldt's most pretentious bu'ld- Ings. Ladles fairly crowded the hotel to get a few i)olnlers on th? trainln.;; school. The capitalists were so over- tiixed with the investigations of the city's possibilities that .they thought they needed a little stimulant. They seeme .i to have met with' good suc- Everything was proceeding nicely until Saturday evening about ."> o'clock. The citizens were almost assured that two institutions of no mean calibre were to be theirs, 3nd they were expecting to see ground broken for the electric light plant at any time. Dispatches were sent out of Humboldt to the press over the state telling the glad tidings. It was just about five o'clock when Sheri ffC. O. Bollinger and Jailor Hoover Kerr arrived in the city and they had not been there fiften minutes when all hope of landing the two business enterprises were blasted. The officers proceded to arrest Mrs. Wm. aBiley, Will Schleicher and G. L. Green on the charge of violating the prohibitory law. Upon inquiry the citizens learned that he information upon which arrests were made had been secured by two detectives who had been in the city several days. The detectives proved to be the two capitalists who, had been creating, the excitement Iri business circles. Injunction proceedings have been fl^ed against the buildings of jthe Bailey restaurant and the Green livery barn. Mrs. Bailey is the wife of &ill Baile? I'.ow in jail, and is charged with two counts. Schleicher is a bar ber and is charged with two sales. Huni!)oldt citizens are taking the 3o'.:e i^cnd naturedly. The fact that they berame Interested in any proposition ;o land a new business enter- prlce Inflects credit upon them, thouph it proved a fake In this instance. A GYM EXHIBITIOK Y. M. C. A. Has Fine Program for New Years Day. The members of the Y. M. C. A. ore p anning for a big day New Years. The members of the boys' gym. class will gi-.e a free exhiMtion from 2 to 4 o ^clork in (Be afternoon. In the evening ihi^re will be a basket ball game between Eureka and lola. Eureka Is the team which defeated Tola last year on New Years day. The lola team has been materially strengthened. siEce last year and the VOTB are expecting to take the game this year. The city will ioon begin drilling a gas well on the property owned by the city near the power honse. It is hoped to get enough from this well to furnish fuel for ^e power bouse. The drilling rig will be moved in today from the 'Purdom farm where they drilled in « million well Saturday. Workmen are today connecting the well drilled; in Saturday on the Purdom farm to; the city mains. TO INSPECT K. N. a Colonel Flander^ Will be Here Tomorrow Evening. State inspect on of Company M. K. N. G. will b." held at the armory on Tuesday evenlnc. December 17. Lieutenant Colonel t^andors will be the inspecting officer. Colonel Flanners was captain of tlje conii>any from lola during the Spanlsh-.Xmerican war. It it believed that enough recruits have been secured to^make It inadvisable to muster the company out. THE FINAL OPINIONS The General View is That Japan's Rise is the Reason for Sending it. l .ondon, Dec.; 16.—London dally ui -w.spaperB are imblishing long accounts on the |)reparatlous for the cruise of Rear Admiral Evans's fleet. The London Outlook, a weeky publication, on the other hand, returns to the discussion ot the iwlitical significance of the movement. In a long article it says: '• "The building up of the states on the Facilic slope, the annexation of Hawaii, the gro>»-jh ot American commerce in the Far East by the purchase of the Philippines, and the rise of Japan, have reacted ui>on the des tinies of .America with ever increaa- iug tensity. As: a iwssible battle ground in the future, it is no longer the Atlantic hu% the Pacific that c aims .\merican. thougttt." On these grounds and the fact that it would demonrirate the strategetlc necessity of the. Panama Canul, and that it Mould serve as a warning to Congress that thii> present forces are not siifliclent to protect the two coast lines, the cruise iis held to l>e defensible, but still "it is Impossible to Kep- araU] it from the tension Uiat exists between (he United States and Japan." The London Olwcrver sa.vs: "The plain far? IK . that the cruls.' Is n political rt »rminal .«8anoe of force 111 view of the rjlKe of Japan. The fleet be.irg the American fag to the Pacific as a symbol of power and an expression of the' national will that it will (lofi>nd and d ^ve'ope .Vimr'ran interests. Its dispatch looliH singularly lil ;e a bluff and -an Indiscretion. Wo fear that the Amrrldins have made a profound mistake; If they presume too much oil Japanese patience. It is un- denlabe that thire Is an element of potential peril in^ the voj-;age. ADVANCE IN PRICE OF FLOWERS TO KEEP THE CHILD John Applegate of Gas -City, Saya Niece Had Once Been Abandoned by Father. FlorisU Will S<dl HoJ House Blossoms at Increased Figures. The local florists have received communications Jrom Chicago and other largi cities' that there has been a great increase in the price of flowers. Dr. Primmer of the East Lincoln green house, stated that carnations which had been iselling for fifty and sixty cents, will gell in the future for seventy five cents and one dollar per aozen. The price of roses has aiso tincreased. The .'ordinary roses will sell from $L50 to J2.50 per dozen. The .American Beauty roses wi'l sell from two to fifteen dOlla'rs per dozen. The cause of thej advance in the price of flowers cannot be attributed to any ona thing, so the florists say. Good flowers are scarce this winter. .HR. XOBTHRUP IS OPTIMISTIC. Local Banker Thinks Congress Will Reliere; Conditions. L. L. \orthnip of the Xorthrup National bank, whb returned Saturday from New York; where he attended the national meeting of cement men. .stated thi.s afternoon that he bellevei that there woul^ be more money tn circulation in n&ety days than ever before. His conclusion is based on the fact that $200,000 has recently been placed in circulation and on the, belief that congi^ss will pass dei>osl- tor's guarnatee law. He stated (hat he talked with mafiy bankers in New York but that th^re was marked differ ence of ojiinion as t» the financial depression. Some fwere 6f the opinion that conditons would be greatly relieved In a short time while others wer not so optimistic. UlHl. TO IM^'STRIAL SCHOOL. Dora Tice, rnfortaaate Girl. WHI Be Cared for. The hearing of Dora TIce, the unfortunate girl whose case has been, taken up by a number of ladies of the city, resulted this morning in an application being fliade for her admission into an indui^trial school for girls. The bearing was held before Probate Judge Smith. . FOR RENT—Titrec room house. W. A. Cowan. CITY ATTOIC^Y F. J. Oyler Is ill at his home on Swith Jefferson street, threatened with ^typhoid ferer, Mr. Oyler has not b^n well for several days. He has hieen confined to bis John Applegate. of Gas City, xnent to Humboldt Saturday in search of 15-.vear-od Gladys Wade, whom, he alleges, went to (hat city to meet her father, L. Z. Wade. It is said that the father has diso»-ned his daughter and refuses to provide for her. Oa Saturday afternoon Mr. Applegate came to lola ])o1ice headquarters and ask ed that the officers telephone to Humboldt, where he believes his little niece had gone, and have her do tained. According (o (he s(ory given (ho police Glad.N-s has been making her home with her uncle In Gas Cltj- for years. He charges (hat the father. I Z. Whde, had years apo forsaken his daughter and disappeared. Th.-» whereabouts of the father was liot known by the other members of the family until last stimmer when ho came here and tooW a position with the Vaudotte theatre as machine op erator. It is said that Glad>-s received n letter Saturday from her father who was then ndininlng a moving picture machine which is being installed by Bort Clapp in' HuitMwldt. asldng that she me««t him there. The girl came to lola Satunlay af- tt -moon upon receiving this letter, and after sending some articlos which sin rurcbased at the s(or.-»s. home wKh a friend, left for Humboldt. As soon as It was leame<I that she l.nd not returned Mr. .\pplecate. the cirl'sij uncle, came to lola whero he asked the police to have the ofilcers at Humboldt notlfiod 'to dotain ber mill someone from here rould arrive. But. l» fs sn'd. th" officers refiiseil to fake her from her fath.-r without It-pal papers. >Ir. Applegate, who left on the Into •^vrnlng train Saturday, said that Mr. Wad«\ and his damrtiter Gladvs had l-ft beforo h? reached that city, for I 'anRRs Citv. where Mr. Wade is vvn- troved In the National theatre. .Mr, Wade tells a much different stery than lhat of Mr. Applegate. Hr' r.nys that the girl had not been tn-^t ed right by her relatives and that sbe wanted to come to him. He said he took ih? first opportunity to take her with him. There will possibly he some- nro- ceedlngR begun to recover thi> child. Mr. AppIePHite fs quoted a* saying that he »ill lako Jog*' step* to Hocurc her return, i It will be necpssnry for Mr. Apiil.'gate (o es(al>Hsh (hat <11adyi!'s father. L. 'A. \\'5tde, is not a proper person to care for her. WILL PLAY WITH >KOnENH.\. Wnrren Allen Will lie in Foot Rail Contest Snnday. Warron .Mien of this city will play with the Neotlesha foot liall team In their game against the Nowata. Okla- hon^a. team next Snnday. A'len a good foot ball player and doubtless will be of great assistance to the Neodesha team. Allen jilayed with Frodonia In their game aKainst Neodesha last Thanksgiving d.iy. It was (hen (h.nt he demonstrated to the management of the Neodesha team that he was a good player. IT'S A BIC GASSER Well on Ultch Farm Near Humboldt Promises Good Flow. A gas well Is being drilletl in today on the George Ultch farm .S'i miles east of Humboldt and 9 niilos south of LaHarpe. The drillers have rot comp'eted the well but from the rear of the escaping gas it is believed that it will he one of the best wells drilled in this section of tlie state. The measurement will be taken as soon as the well is completed. The drilling In of this well win mean the discovery of an entirely new- gas field. The well is being drilled for the owner of the land, George W. Ultch. TOxHEAR WHEATON TRIAL. Many People Went (to Potter's Office Today.—Case Continued. Many people wanted to attend the \\'Tieaton trial which was to have be<»n friA,! In J ^iRtics C. S. Potter's court this morai&g. Several people went to the office, not knowing t^at the case had been continued while others telephoned Judge Potter, ask ing if the case had been continued aaraln. It will be tried next Monday morning. THE A. H. T. A. met Saturday evening- i-nd inlUated one new candidate. Ths meeting of the county deX-| .egatee was postponed iadefiBitel7.r _ - room'tince Sktnrday-JiiifrU ^ The Santa Fe Railway copipany has a bunch of about twent.v-five men waiting at Carlyle to begin the construction of the switch which the com oany will run to the Lumberman's Portland Cement plant which will be constructed In that city within the :icar future. The ties and rails are expected tomorrow and work laying them will begin immediately upon (heir arrival. It probably will take the workmen a week to finish putting in the switch. As soon as this is completed and not later than the first of the year, actual construction work on the brick plant will begin. PILES CURED nr < TO 14 DATS. POZO lONTMENT is coanntMd to aire any. eass ot Itching; BUad. Blaed' tag or ProtndiBK Piles la t to 14 days or oflonr ----- CHA>GES SCHEDITLE AGAIX. Last Street Car to La Harpe Leave at XMaight. wni Superintendent Lee Massengalc of (he lola Electric Railway company, announced today that he had made another change in the schedule of the cars running lietween Iota and La Harpe. He has taken off the all-night car which he has been running for some time. This will make the lasr car (o La Harpe leave lola at 12:10 o'clock and La Harpe at 12:50, the car turning in at the power house at 1:10 o'clock in the morning. The first car In the morning (o leave (he jiower house will be r ):20 o'clock for La Harpe and will leave there on its return trip at 5:4i> o'clock. The cars will be run In the day time the same as formerly, on the forty minute schedule. PIONEER LADY DEAD LEAYINd CHICOPEE COAL MIXERS FRIGHTENED FROM BLACK HAND ASSASSINS. THEY WONT T^" DESTINATION KANSAS COAL CO-HP.INIES LOOSING YAHABLE EMPLOYEES. Onlrages Are Krepiag Citixens in Terror—Murderers Esrai>e Cap- tare by Ol'Hcbils. Mrs. Jane Stririland Sarrnnilted to DiM^se Yesterday. With the death .if .Mr.s. Jane A. Strickland Allen cnumy IOM-S its oldest eitixen. Had Mrs. Strirkland live«i until next Kiiduy she would have been ;»6 years old. She has lived in Ibis county since isr.o. Mrs. Strickland died at her country home north "f La liarpe. Kas., yesterday shortly ;<rter eleven o'clock from pneumonia and a complication of disca -^es. Mrs. Jane A. Smith Strickland was tiorn in Troy. N. Y., Deccmlwr 20th. 1.SI1. where she was reared to woman h«K>d, and on December ITith. lS;!t;, she niarriod Sheldon Strickland. They moved to Illinois where tliey m;;de tlu'ir home until IStid when tiiey came to Kansas, locating four miles north of l«i llar|>e. They had been here Imt ilirre years when her husliand die<l, leaviii.v; a widow with large family of lioys and girls. To .Mr. and .Mrs. Strickland ten children were Iwrn, six boys and four sills. Out of that number Mrs. Strick land leaves three. Theodore of lola, .Mrs. Harriet Owart of Diamond and .Mrs. .Maria Henderstm of Kincaid. Mrs. Strickland had been a member of the Methodist church since childhood and was kitown and loved by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances to whom her death will bring deep Horrow. The funeral will be held from (he Diamond church Tuestlay nf(ernoon .It one u'clncfc with Rev. McI>roud of Colony, Kansas, officiating. Interment wi.'l tie tiiifde In (he rieasant Yuilcy «:enuter/. ROBBERS KILL TWO Mr, and Mrs. Louis Sternburg, of Kansas City, Victims of Mur. derers. Kansas City, .Mo., iVc. ](>.—Mrs. Fannie Sternberg, wife of Ixiuls B. Sternburg. the grocer, who was kill ed Saturday night by robbers, in their sni .1 .11 store in the outskirts of Kan•••-s Cit.v, died today of wounds in rUrted on Iier -Dy niiirderors. Sternberg was Instantly killed by the robbers and the woman was horribly mangled. Robbers went into the grocery store of Ijouls B. Sternburg at l.soi North Fourth street. West Side, late Saturday nif;lit. Mr. Sternburg was alone in the store. One of the rol.'bers at acked him, dealing blow after blow- on his head with a heavy iron bar, nntil hts skull was cnished and splint- i rod and he fell dead on the floor. Mrs. Sternburg. sitting at a table in a living room adjoining, was making c'othes for a Christmas doll for ber little daughter, Jeanette. Possibly she heard the robbers while they were beating and killing her husband. With a cleaver pick?d up from a meat -ilork one of the robbers slnick her on the left s :<!e of tlie head. Evidently she struggled' to wrest the weapon from the murderous hands of the robber. She failed, and he dealt her another bow on (he back of the head that split her skull from enr to car. Then with their victims lying about them tlio robbers, with cool deliberation, washed the blood from their hands and as coolly procesded to rob the store. With the cleaver they hammered off the lock of a small iron Eofe, shattered the inside doors, and ttx>k out the money, supposed to bo 1500 or $fi00. This done, they left (he store, carefully closing the door behind them. All of this took place in a thickly populated part of the West Side at some time between 10:"0 o'clock and midnight. No outcry was heard by relphbors, and it was not until 7:30 yestarday morning (hat the tragedy was dlBCovere*!. The body of .Mr. Sternburg was sent (o the undertaking establishment of Gibson & Porter, while Mrs. Sternburg was hurried away in a police am- bu'ance to St. Margaret"^ hospital. Th?re the surgeons said that either of the blows on the head was ordinarily sufficient to cause death. The robbers are still at large. ANOTHER BANK OPEN. Kansas City, Dec. 16.—The Unfon Avenue Bank of Commerce, one of the smaller banks affected with the National Bank of Connnerce which closed when the present Institatlon failed ten days ago. resumed business this morning. With the o|>ening of Chiropoe. Hans.. Dec. 1(5.—(Special) Italian coal miners and their famll- i>s. in termr of the "black hand" aro Iraving Chlcopee daily sinco the I::st oi'trage of the mysterious assassins. Som.' of (he fngltlves have gone to Pittsburs and other coal mining towns in Southeastern Kansas, several have^ returned (o (he old country, and many are going to cities in the oastem iwrt of ihe United Stat <»s, but all declln? to state positively whore (hey are going. When asVrd why they go the Italians reply simply "b'ack hand" and these words have gone down on the books of the local mining companies as the reason for the loss of the ?er\-ice of approximately ion Italian coal miners. Pour or five outrages, at least two of thera r« suiting Jn the death of the victims, have be «"fi committed at Chlcopee'. pre snmably by the "black hand" within thi> ))nst nine months and the Italians do not seem to know on whom the dlKiilcasurc of the a8sa .<M *ins may next 1 H ' vented. Th? local officials arc doing everything in their |iower to fer- ip( out the crimina 's and while sev eral arrests have been made slnc.^ the last murrlpr Jhe mov <»ments of the "black hand" are st'.li shrouded In mystery. WHERE IS MITCHELL Family of >Villlam Mltrhell In East lola Fear He lias Met Fool Play. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Probably rain or snow tonight and Tuesday. "KIDNAPED" GIRL IN JAIU Telegraphs Her Father She's in Trouble at McAlester. Emporia. Kas^, Dec. IG—Pearl Himt, 14 years o'd, supjwscd to have been kidnaped by a man named Lrni Faulk ner. has been heard fr-ni. A tcls gr.im was received by her mother from her this afternoon. It was dated at McAlester. Oklahoma, and said she was in Jail there and wanted her father to com'e after her. The father, who nearly died with grief over the matter, is still sick-in bed. Someone will, howsver. be hn- mediately sent after her. Her parents arc still of the opinion that she was kidnai>ed. while the officials who have been workli:g up the case, now think It was elopement . The horse and buggy taken frpm here, it seems, have been disposed "of. A later dispatch from McAlester states that Faulkner and (he girl were nirested while attempting to take a horse and bugsy from the streets :of McAlester. They represented themselves as dishwashers from Kansas City. The lola officers were asked a few days ago to wa(ch for the couple and they held one young lady a few hours belisving her to be the girl wanted. It later developed that they were mistaken. A WHIPPING POST Jndge Collins Advocates This Ponish- ment for Wlfe-Bcatcrs. The whereabouts of WIMlani Mlteh- oll who left bis home In l -^ast loin! last Saturday Is caiiHing his family some eonrern. lie told them ;!t Icav Ing that he intended to Co to Chanitte to attend a siieclal meeting of the Kagles. of which ordi -r he was a niemUi'i: but w<iiild return that evening. The police were notified Saturday night Ihnf Miichell had not returned and asked that they help the family learn his whorcTbouts. Chief ot. Police William Gates teleplKUied to Cha- niite but no one there had seen him. The action of .Mitchell Is puszling his friends as well as his fainll .v. Mrs. Mitchell fears that he has met with foul play." Those who know him say that he is a hard worker, being employed at the I 'nited Iron works. Mrs. .Mitchell says there has been no trouble at home and that she knows of no reason why he .<=hould stay away unless he has met with foul play. EXPECT 100 TO COME Raker Rauqnrt Will Be Well tended. At- Fully one hundred people arc expected to attend the Haker university bannuet which is to be held on the evening of December 2Srd. The banquet will follow the entertainment given in the M. E. church by the Baker University Olee Club. The club is composed of eighteen linker students. In addition to the members of the club, about twenty other Baker students are expected to attend the banquet. The seventy-five ex-Haker students now In Allen county, many of whom are expected to atend the banquet. The senior classes of the Moran, Humboldt I^ Harpe, Gas City and lola high schtKJis will be invited to attend. Any llaker student expecting to attend the banquet Is requested to notify the president, R. V»'. Myier. or the secretary, Perl Harton, of the Allen county organization as soon as possible. PAID $105.75 INSURANCE. Adjuster Allowed Damage on Jefferson Buildinn Today. The insurance adjuster this morning allowed $105.75 for the damage recently done the Jefferson school building by fire. This covers the entire loss. The workmen were repairing the damage Saturday. Fire broke out in the night some time last week and before the fitimes could be extinguished considerable damage had been done the seventh grade room. WILSON DAIRY COMIMISSIONER. Will Succeed J. E. Kendall.—Other Chanoea Made. Topeka. Dec. 16.—Prof. D. M. "WJl- son of Manhattan has been made the state dairy commissioner to succeed J. C. Kendall, who resigned to accept the positton of professor of dairy has bandry at the State Agricnltural College. Prof, \msoq has been connected with the dairy department at the ag- TicnKnral college. Prof. Kendall wl'I succeed Prof. Oscar Erf at Manhattan, the latter having resigned Us Kansas Job. to accept a better place the Union Avenue bank, all of the banks affected by the Commerce laU-' io Ohfa>._ T*« changes wiU becrane ef- nre bare sow reoened. Hefore assessing (he maximum fine for wife-beating on James Squires colored. Police Judge J. M. Collins gave hini a lectnro which he will re- niembcc-for years to come. In his talk Judge Collins said that a man who would beat and strike his wife, whOm he had sworn lo love and cherish, as Squires done, was nut a man; he was a lirute. Mis. James Squlics, who complained this morning that her hUe- band beat her. is nurairig an injured arm and a dislocated thumb besides several bruises aliuut Ihe face. Squires was arraigned op two charges, (o one of which ho pleaded KUiKy, bttt will stand trial on (he oth- ;lirea(cn his wife and will stand trial er.- He says that he did not >-trrse;or threaten his wife and will stand trial on that charge, but ndniit.s that be struck and abused her. In closing Judge Collins Raid: ''I win give jou the limit of the law, but I only regret that the custom of ti»e whipping post Is not In vogue «s many years ago. it would be a Jtist punishment for the crime you huye coninilKed." S<iuires could not pay the fine ^f I 'tO and costs and went to Jail. .Aft^r he serves the time he will be arraig^i- ed on trial on the charge of disUir )- ing the peace and cursing his wife.^ WAS MARRIED AT FORT SCOTtr Wells Stewart Didn't Get His Licenjc There, However. (Ft. Scott Tribune.) . The mail Stewart,- whose llfele'-s body was found in a remote comer c^f lola last Sunday morning, showitsg evidence of a terrible murder, wliS married to the "woman in the cas?" lu Fort Scott one year ago. This aa nouncement comes from Yates Center where the parties concerned ftt- mcrly- resided. The exact date of tlje wedding is not known, as the licen-ie was not procured in this county. Judge Hudson's records fail to sh&w the issuance of such marriage certificate and it is supposed that Stewa;it and Afrs. Summerfleld obtained license at Yates Center or lola ai^d came here for the wedding. Stewart's family at Yates Center is one of an <»stablished reputation for good arrd is greatly shocked and humiliated by the awfulness of the man's dea%i. Stewart lived with Mrs. Summerfle.H for years before he made her his le tal wife. HILL IS OPTIMISTIC. Chanute Cement Man Not Aiarme.d by Financial Conditions. President Hill of the new ccmeat plant undergoing construction at Chanute, (akes a very optimistic view "of the present financial depression. He thinks that it will not hurt the indus- trj-. He is quoted by the Chanute Tribune as saying: "The extraordinary profits In cement th? past few years naturally attracted the attention of investors, and especially of 'promoters.' The re suit was quite a number of projectel schemes. Machinery men, who follow up evsTv new enterprise, n^'w tell us outside of" the plants now building, they do not know of one tilat will be built during 1908. The demaBd for Portland cement has increased Ibr several years at the rate of five mUI- k>n barrels a year, and we lMdievH> that this win continae aad theo will be a market for every bnrr^ at i«je- nient made and at a good price." : THE VOYAGE BEGUN AMERICAN FLEET BEGAN CBllnn! TO PACIFIC OCEAN TODATI . ROOSEVELT MADE SHORTTRfP PBESIDENTIAL PABTY ON BOIBD MAYFLOWER BEYIEIfED SHIPS. Brier Beception Held—Maytlower Lcai Pageant Weil Oat Into Chesa- penke Bay. , '•v.r Old Point. Va.. Dec 16.—The batA- l>one of the American navy, aixteen first class battleships under the command of Rear Admiral Robley D, Evans, set sail today for the. Padflo ocean, a fourteen thousand inile cmtstt which, has set all the world to tanc- ing. Parading in review before President Roosevelt of the United Statan and saluting as they went, the stattiy vessels drew anchors from the rendezvous of Hampton Roads' and steamed out of the famous old .Vir ginia capes and were lost to view <a the southern horizon. At ten knota speed they went, turning their backa on the coast whith so long has been their home, and headed for the eaaft-~ em end of the West Indies. After threading their way among the reefa of those islands, the fleet will brtnic up at Trinidad on Christmas evening, when the first stage of its' journey, will be at an end. The bolted sides oC each armor clad ship were fairly bursting today with the press of heavy stores of ammunition while the decks resounded with the foot falls Ot a thousand men In quarters. The fleet was sent away prepared in every detail for any duty. President Roosevelt, accompanied by a party ot guests, came down from Washington, on the naval yacht Mayflower. Hta arrival in Roadstead was signalised by a roar of salutation. When the re- . suiting veil of jiowder had lifted frtan the ships the Mayflower proceeded to anchor in the very center of the throb bing fleet. Then followed a brief ra- | copdon on board. President Rf>qtfifti\lkiiM having a farewell message tor tke- || four rear admirals and the aixtean ^ cnnmondlng olficers who are tatUag the ships through the Strait of ||a- '4 gellan to San Francisco. At the C«n- -| elusion of the meeting on the May- * dower quarter deck, the president J shook each olllccr cordially by tba liaiKl and as they went over the side 4 he bade them officially adieu. Then i for the Journey of nearly ten miles ;| the president as commander-ln-cMet | of the American navy and army led . ;| the long lien of battleships outlB ji Chesapeake bay. They followed his Hag to the Thimble shoal light Jvst five miles Inside the capes where, the Mayflower turned aside and dropped Hier anchor for a formal review. The naval pageant review and departure ot Ihe fleet today was the moat notable in the American history. 1 1 HOCH IS NOT SURE Not Quite Convinced That Conditiona Call for a Soecial Seasion Now. A. TEIGEL and wife, who hive been' the guesU of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown of Dearing. for the past two weeks were in Cofteyville yesterday morning enronts to their home in lola.—Oolfeyvllle Reoord. MRS. JOHX Wright and grandson. Vernon Moraln. have gone to Uniontown and Fort Seott for a two daiys' fecUTa JaaoaiT 1. .•.:.iu«*.*»^ ralattrsa. and Xrijntds. Topeka, Dec. 16.^"It is yet.to be liroven to me." says Governor Bl. W. Hoch, "that an emergency exists sqf* ftcient to justify me in calling a apciie- ial session of the legislature. In <)|e course of the first statement he lias made for publication regarding an «- ra session. Governor HtxA, mad9 ^';it J;' plain Saturday that he is.not aitUs " ' time ready to call a spedaV seaUon and strengthened the growing im|>ns8 on that the Kansas legislatare irtll not conveqe again until it convenet'in regular session in January. 1909. C He.- slates that be does not believe the situation with regard to the tax law: alone warrants an extra sessiw aod,- expresses a similar opinion regardHs banking ]egislatk>n. Regarding tke freight question he remains attest. •Tnere is a demand for a primary tS- ectlon law," says the Governor, "aad sooner or later we will get IL But ii-n't it possible that in the same legla- laturc we had a year ago we would have a repetition of that btree? : WTouldn't there be the same ' flgkt made that was made then? ''. "\s a usual thing I do not bettexe that a special session is ot mvcilt value, and ordinarily I am opposed'to them. If the memhers would coma up here and get down to' baslMBSi get together and pass the laws'aad ''M m.tke the amendments that'would" 1^ f| for the good of the state, a apeelal session would be a good thing. ^It'l -J have visions of what It would b«;- s There wonld be a hundred and_.oiiBr? useless and confusing bills and aaiefid r,!^ ments introduced, with the poasiMD- liy that none of the legislation need- ^ ed would be enacted Into law." XBS. $3nTZ DEAB. Faneral ef leU Waaan WBl Ocear Toamraw Manbifc. Mrs. Barbara Smttx died at hl^ home at 414 Hdrth Jefferson. Satni nikhL Mrs. Smitc has been quite ble for some tUie^ and tier death ^ not unexpected. Iba. Efanltx has ,1^*^ i^^^ a life-Ions OatboU^and the fann^^^ serivces 'will he QNidncted frcns tpm. Catholic cfanrdi ait^ght a. m. TueabrS morning with Father McGnlre oAti^j, ing. The TcandalB wUl be taken HnmboMt for latement in the !ollc

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