Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 14, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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TODAY THE REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA -FlOE CIRqULATIolN OF ANV PAPER PUBLISHED IN rOLUME XI. NUMBER 42. SIX PAGES. lOLA, K158A8. DECEMBEB 14, It08.-MO»DAT ETEKI56. NOW FOR THE 1,000 PLAKS COMPLETEn FOR SE€UR. UTG MEMBERS REPL'BLICAX VhVB. THE SOLICITORS SELECTED i;OMMITT££ B£(iiI>H WORK TOMOR BOW—tLOSE TANVAS TO BE MADE The Membenhiii CardN Will Show PoUUcal Hbtor) of Etery Repub. Ucu Home—Party Is ACHTC, ji^Now for a thousand voters In the v/^epublican City club. The plans for '* enrolling every Republican In the city ol lola In this club were completed S8t4irday night and solicitors will start out in the several wards either this afternoon o^omorrow with membership cards.y9Lt the meeting of the executive coyraiittcc of the Republl can city club Saturday evenins the form of the membership card was decided upon. These cards will show the residence of every Republican, the political faith of all in his household and whfether or not they are registered, together with other data. In oth er'words the cards will show the po^ titlcal history of each Republican home. A space is left on the card for the holder to state what sum he will contribute to the city campaign. The expenses for carrying on a campaign arc necessarily not small. They are ex penses that must be made and must be paid. The executive committee is therefore aslcing the Republicans to do their part toward meeting them. The enrollment committee, with the exception of one member for the first precinct of the Fourth ward has been selected and will go to work at once. When Repoblicans are accosted by the solicitors they are expected to furnish them all the information possible in order to expedite the enrollment. The solicitors are sent out by the committee largely for the convenience and accomodation of the Republicans. At the two meetings which the club has held since its organization, several hundred members have been secured, but there are many Republicans who have been kept away from these meetings by business and other reasons, and it "is to five them an opportunity to Join the cinb that the enrollment committee is appointed. The members of this committee selected up to date are: First ward, l^w Coffleid: second ward. T. S3. Ball; third ward. John Marion: first precinct of fourth ward, —; second precinct of fourth ward. Orlando Hunt-»r. It Is believed that l.nno members can be secured in the city. The activity of the. Republicans in the campaign is verv encouraging. The party is determined to secure clean and capable men on its ticket, ard then see to it that they are elected. MINOR COURT MATTERS. Doclcet Was Called and Several Cases Disposed Of. After calling the docket tills morning. Judge Foust set a number of cases for trial. Actions are set for Thursday and Friday of this week, and Monday. Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The divorce case of Susie Morrison vs. Bert Morrison is the first case called Thursday. , A number of cases were dismissed and continued this morning. The Injunction proceedings instituted by R. H. Bennett some time ago against Jas. Herahberger. was dismissed as was also the divorce action of Cora M. Thoinpson vs. Clifton Thompson. The following cases were continued for the term: Henry G. Kaill vs. Wilbur L. Bell, an action for damaees, M. T. Green vs. the Santa Fe hnd the Chanute Wholesale company vs. Ewlng & Burdlck, a suit on an account. Ruth Cull>ertaon Hurt. Ruth, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gulbertson sustained a severe cut on jthe bridge of the nose Saturday evening. The little miss was playing in the kitchen and accidentally fell against a cook stove, striking her nose on the edge of the oven door. •. Two stitches were required to close the wound. No bones were broken and no serious results are anticipated. MAY HAVE SEPARATE SCHOOLS. i • Bot Xegroes Mn»t Have Eqaal Aceom. nodationM Under Kansia Lair. Toiieka. Kas.. Dec. 14.—Cities of Kansas can provide separate schools for while and negro children in the i;rade8 below the high school, but the scbouis for negro children must have equal facilities and be as easy of access as thtJso provided for white children. The rity of Parsons built a school for negro children. It waa located In the heart of the negro district, but WHS surrounded by railroad tracks. Owing to the large niinilier of trains oi)eruted on these tracks parents were afraid to send their children to school. The negroes brought an application for a writ of mandamus to compel the Parsons board of education to allow negro children to attend the white schools. The decision of the court, while not finally settling the question In regard to Parsons, seta nj) the general proposition that it must be Just as easy for negro children to get to their school building, and they must have eoual facilities with the white children. WILL TRY LIBEL SlIT. Jnry DlKaffrcrs in Case Brongbt by ('uptain P. H. fonry. Toi>cka. Kas., Due. 14.—The jury in the libel .•;uit of Captain P. H. Coney against five of his Topeka comrades cf the (!. A. XL could not agree upon verdict and was discharged in the Shawnee district court Saturday nlghl after being out eight hours. The jury stood ten for conviction and two for acquittal, so Captain ii^oney learned. County Attorney Schenck served notice that he would retry the cage at the next term cf court. The ca .se srew out of the clr Milatlon of a pamphlet attacking the Official conduct of Captain Coney while department commander of the Kansas G. A. R. The pamphlet was dislrlbuted at the Syracuse national encampment two years ago and Captain Coney says it defeated him for election as commander-in-chief. He also filed civil suit for damages against the defendant •< and this rase will be tried shortly. SH! CARS ARE HERE FOOD FOR THOUGHT KANSAS PRIMARY OF AUGUST COST OVERt10e,000. SOME INTERESTING FIGURES PEOPLE CLAMORINO TO KNOW RESULT OF FIRST TEST. Secretary of State Denton Believes Data Will Furnish Basia for Needed Changes In Law. SANTA MA88ENGALE WILL SEE YOU IF YOU DON'T LOOK OUT, Tri-Clty Christmas Presents Should Arrive This Afternoon, So Be Quiet, or Santa Won't Brln» 'Em Lee .MaKsenfjalc, general manager of the iola Electric Railway, was sitting in his office at the power plant this morning humming a little nursery ditty. The street cars are coming. te-um-te-ay. The street cars are coming, te-um-te-ay. Tile street cars are coming, and won't I be glad. For I'm the Tri-Clty Kris Kringle, egad! JiiRt as if to add a iittle harmony to the pleasant anticipation of the manager, the telephone bell tinkled a rythmic "br-r-r-rr." 'Is this Santa Clai::^." a voice Inquired softly when Mr. Massengale had placed the receiver to his ear. The railway laughed heartily as he "tnmbled" to the question. 'Yes. this Is Santa Claus," he roared cordially into the transmitter. 'Weil, I just wanted to know if the Christmas presents for Iola, Gas City and LaHarpe had arrived." "Xot yet but soon. They're due here today and they ought to be in on the Santa Fe local this afternoon." But up to this time, the new street cars have not arrived. But they ma/ this afternoon. . i . OUSTER ON JAN. 4TH Be»ititer Wint Ads. Briofr UeMlU. SCORES Cast Be Compelled to Answer Qaes- UoHS Pot bjr Intentate Comtaerre C«aimbsIeB ConeenJng Deals. Washington. Dec. 14.—In an opinion by Justice flolmes, the supreme court of the United Stales today held that B. H. Harrimao and Otto Kahn, the later « New York banker, should not b« reqoired to answer Interstate CoamLeree Commiaaloa quesUons con- -eeralof the dealinjta in stoeka b»- tvara tbe Unkiii; - Pacific and other • roads to wbicb tbey rafosed to make ni^aM* vb«n the snbjwt was aiid«r The Suit .Vgalnst iommissioners Set —John F. (.OKboni Wants an Early Trial. Topeka, Dec. 14.—An analysis of the tabic made public today by Secretary of SUte Denton, showing the cost of the first Kansas statewide primary fumisbeB much food for thought. Here are some of tbe striking facta presented: Every vole cast at the primary in August coat 93.50, while every vote cast in Shawnee county only cost that county 23 cents. in Cheyenne and Grant counties each vote cost >3. In four connties—Clark, L/>gan. Sherman and Stevens—each vote cost J2.00. In Hodgeman and Stanton counties each vote cost |Z.50. In Comanche, Greeley, Harper, Haskell, Kearney. Kiowa, Pawnee, Phillips, Rush, Scott and Wichita each vote cost $1.50. In Barber, Barton. Edwar.da. Ford, Gove. Graham, Hamilton. Lane. Ness, Meade, Rawlins, Rooks, Seward, Sheridan, Stafford and Wallace counties each vote cost $1. Seven Not Reported. The cost of 28 cents per vote in Shawnee was the lowest. Sedgwick was second with a cost of 31 cents per vote; Atchison third, with 34 cents. In ninety-nine counties out of 105 reporting, tbe total cost of the primary election was $102,606.04, or a trifle over $1,000 per countr. Decatur led by casting "5 per cent of its vote at the primary. Reno was second with 5I> ncr cent. Not to exceed a dozen other counties cast So per cent. Pratt county only cast 16 per cent. The primary cost Grant and Stanton cnuntlPs oue-fourth what thoir total state taxes amount: Shawnee, one- one thirtieth. Shawnee's Great Power. Shawnee county by casting an eonal number of voles In the primar.v had as much power in controlling the election a"! theao twent.v-two counties: P.tanton. Stevens, Morton. Seward. ALLEN COUffTY, BIX PAGES. KEEP JAPS AT HOME JAPANESE WILL PROHIBIT IMMI- ORATION TO U. S. TO ISSUE OFFICIAL NOTICE DECISION WHEN TO BE ANNOINCED THE DIET MEETS. This Wlil EliRiiuate Oalj ilenialning l 'baBc ,e for Trouble Between Japan,and Tnelc Saui. Chicago, Dec. 14.—A special lo the Record-Herald from Washingtcyi says: "AM the Japanese immigration to the United States is to be stopped by the Japanese government. When the Japanese diet meets a few weeks hence. Baron Komura, niintater of for eign affairs, wiil make an official announcement that the government has decided to prohibit all emigration to the Cnited States after a given date. Thus will disappear the last remaining difference or iiossible cause of trouble between the United States and Japan." HOLD MASS MEETING FAB.MEKS SEEK TO HAVE BAKNES LAW ANMLLED BY LEGISLATURE TO^DISCUSS PUNS ON FRIDAY L. J. PIERSON CALLS OPPONENTS OF .lIEASrBE TO ASSEMBLE. Layi In Ineperalite In Allen C'ouuiy But Those Who Oppose It Want It Off the "Statoots." The sentiment In opposition lo the Barnes high school measure among the rural residents of Al'en county has developed into an organized effort to have the law repealed at the coni- iuK session of tlie Kansas legislature. L. B. Pierson, of Salem township, who has been active in crystailzlng the sentiment against the law, this morning called a mass meeting of the citizens of Allen county to meet in Sherman. Comanche. Grant. Greeley.'the farmer's room in the court house Haskell. Scott. Wichita. Wallace, Log-• on Friday morning. December 18th. at an. Pratt, Ness. \ Hodgeman.;U o'clock. At that time, plans will Hamilton, Rush, Gove. Clark and Chey enno. At the preceding state conven- lie discussed with a view iif securing the repeal of the obnoxious law. The tlon Shawnee county had twenty-eight {legislature will be memorialized to deleeates and these same twenty-two | take action ai the coming sedsion. counties had sixt.v-two. In other words | Although the supreme court, in a these twenty-two counties which had'derision handed down last Saturday, twice the power of Shawnee In a convention only had equal power with It in the nrimarv. which works well for Shawnee, at least. The primary cost Shawnee coiintv about $2,000. It cost those twenty-two counties, which combined cast the same vote as Shawnee, about $12,000. These twenty -five ronptteK mst sjl I 'lalorlty of the thus rontr^lling Shawnee. Sedewick. Reno.' Montgom sustained Judge Oscar Fousi in holding that the law was not legally passed in Allen county and that it is, there lore, inoperative, those who opposed i the measure are not satisfied with that condition of affairs and want the law "fixed" so that it cannot again be BUbnilttPd o the voters. It will 1 )6 recalled that the Harncs The iiuiiier suit against the <'ouitnis sluers Isi set for trial January 4th. This morning when Judge Foust called (be docket and reached this cane, John F. (loshurn who represents the commissioners, ar'nie. stnting that he had understood that Attorney General Jackson wald he wanted the case set fur trial between December l.''.ih and -'u'h. "Thn terms of two of the rommissioners expire the ftrtrt. of the year and we arc anxious to havi; the case tried l>efore they go out of office. We want as early a date as possible. In fact, we are ready for ler. Dickinson. Lyon. .WarshnJl, McPherson. Neosho. Osaee. Pottawatomie, Sumner, Alien. Atchison. Bourbon. Franklin and Miami. Thus the other elchtv eo'intles were outvoted by these twentv-five. which shows that if ihe twentv-five wanted 'o combine under the nrlmari- In the future, thev einid 'Control every nomin»tIon. At the nrevlous state convention, these twentv-five coimties only had 42n of the P.'SO de'eeates. The other eightv eniintles controlled that convention by 104 majority. , Thtv're Anxious to Know. The ofRcIal ficu'es, as given in the secretary of statp'< table, shnws that W«»stem Kansas has nraetlcallv lerls- JJB»O»« itaolf out of power politically. 1 i»u« hns reserved the right to pav its full share or more of the cost of the Bta 'e nrlmary. Secretary of State Denton savs that since It tiecame known that he W»K corertin* information as lo the cost of the first Ntalewide nrimsry. the peo- nle have taken g 'eat Interest in the matter, and are anxious to know ail obnut It. He believes the renorf will fi'rnlsh the legislature s baals on which to enact a uniform law concern log fees to he charged fnr the administration of the new primary- law. "f rearet that a few county clerks have failed entirely to furnish the triaVTomorrow if the easels set fori figures for their counties." said he, irmi luiuui gjg^ tjjjt others, didn't Itemise that time " continued Mr. Gosboro. Attorney J. R. Miller who Is helping &Ir. Jackson in the case, then said he had received word from Mr. Jackson by p'lone ^hat he had some business in ffderai court during tbe week of December 15-20, making It impossible for him to be here. It was finally decided to have the case set for Jan- oar'/ 4tb as that seemed to be tbe only ope4 data on which all parties coa- cerned could agree. -H0ud >ta^K'l>)Mt Gu«4 t tor oestik at barren's jpms ^tot•. the expense, as I requested but enough 'hem are thoroughly itemized so f eomparisons can be made with reasonable accuracy, and It Is from such reports that the following comparisons are made. It should be understood that I have purposely selected some of those showing the greatest, differences in charges for a lll|e service performed the supreme court now concurring therein, that the law must have received a ni'djority of all the votes cast In the election. Since tbe law did not receive this latter number, it was not legally pa .ssed although it apparently carried a majority of about 200 in the total number of votes cast on that single proposition. The question was carried to the supreme,court for a test on Hie ground that "silence gives consent." In other words, the law was construed by some attorneys to mean that where a *oter caats a ballot in an election, but fails to vote at all on some |)articular projK .'sltlon then and there submitted, he is. by that act of remaining mute, agreeing lo wimtever disposition a majority of the voters decide to make of the proposition. This iiositlon prqv ed not sound when taken to rlie .supreme court. As far us Allc:! rounty Is eonrorn- ed. there Is now no Banies Iiiw. The statii/< nf (he high school qiieHilon Is Just the sumo as it was before the liarnes Dieaauie was enurled i)y the state Icgislaturi'. PUSH RATE CASE Court Will I'omplete Hesrlng Intolr- log Two Cent Fare and Freight Rate Before New Year. Northrup In Kansas City. P, A. Nbrtbrnp U in KuMS City I today on tmttwwi Kansas City, Dec. 14.—Tbe Missouri rate case hearing involving the two- cent passenger rale and the maximum freight rate was resumed t>efore Judge Smith McPherson here this morning after a recess of four weeks. The court has announced its lotentioh of liaving the taking of testimony and arguments finished before the first of the year. Though it Bay be necessary to bold night s«8s(oBs,to do so. Bttbter WiHt Aifc Srfw BcnHa. TRIBUTE TO ARMY IOLA HONORED SALVATIONISTS AT MEETINC! SUNDAY. ADDRESS BY COLONEL COX GRAND CROWDED TO CAFAflTf TO HEAR NOTED LEADEIt. A .Soul .SUrrJag Talk on Work iif Sal. iatloniMt»-^he Poor, Criminals, Indifferent and Infidel. Rev. Solomon S. Hllscher, D. D. pastor of the First Presbyterian church, preached an eloquent sermon last evening on "The Unveiled Christ." Jesus has gone to prepare a heavenly mansion for us, be said, and we can't see Him. He is an invisible God. Yet the Christ stands revealed in the bewildering beauty of nature, in the ag-; onlzing cry of the human for help in the time of peril, in the face of the one that lives the Christ life, ft is not too much to say that the words of the preacher received a striking illustration yesterday afternoon. A little band of Salvation Army workers was holding an out-door meeting at Washington avenue and Jackson street. Under two flags. Old Glory and the Salvation Army emblem the faithful band of men and women stood singing the praises and declaring the mercy of the meek and lowly Savior. Captain Northrup, a visiting officer, was singing the old Army song. "If Yon Love Your Mother.Boys. .Meet Her in the Skies." An automobile drew up. In the big touring car driven by Phil Ray. sat broad-shouldered, big-hearted Harry Butler, captain in command of the local Corps. He was accompanied by a spare little woman. In the regulation Army uniform. 'She wore shoulder straps which distinguished her as a Colonel. When Colonel Cox SmiiedJ Interrupting the song of Captain Northrup. Adjutant Keeler announced the presence of the Colonel. Then tbe Salvation Army salute choruses of amens. Perhaps no one In the big crowd which stood watching Joined In the fervent greeting, but there was the hush that means, "I cannot speak, but I have heard." a sort of solemness that betokened the utmost respect. A small gloved hand waved a greeting at the crowd, a smile spread over a spare, almost wan face. And a man said that he saw the light of the Christ life in that smile. It was the greeting of Blanrhe B. Cox. Colonel commanding the Kansas City division of the Salvation Army, to her faithful soldiers. It was the smile of Blanche 1i. Cox. the woman who is not ashamed of the armor of Jesus Christ, the woman who reaches into the prison cell and rescue.-? the perishing, the woman who dares the denths of he^ to defy her in seeking the lost. It jca^ not the flourish of the hand of the fanatic, it was not the snbtle smile of the artful Ignorant, but it was the earnest greeting of a woman whose only mission is to lift up the fallen. In the Mass Meeting. Marvel not that Oscar Foust, judge nf the Allen county district court. His Honor, the Mayor. M. Gaylord Robinson. Aldermen Dennis. Glynn. Pastor* Hllscher. Mason. EI>ctt. Missamore. Shiilts and other rcprcsentati%e citizens sat upon the 'stage at the Grand theater at a mass meeting bcsinnlng at .*! o'clock yesterday afternoon. Small wonder It Is that the pretty play house was filled to Its capacity with ,people who came to bear Blanche B. Cox tell the story of her work and the work of the Army. No one was surprised when Judge Oscar Foust paid a glowing tribute to the Salvation Army workers and. when he declared that though the assembly sat In a theater, yet It was the temple of God for that occasion, there was a breathe of fervent Aniens. There was a brief address by Rev. Hjischer. a prayer by Rev. Shuits, a cornet and a vocal solo by Adjntant Keeler, a selection by the W. O. W. band, and then Colonel Cox began her address, i/indon horn, she has the Knglish accent. But her voice is strong and her delivery forceful and convincing. The Army's Special Work. "I'm going to divide the work of the .\riny into four classes," she said, "and Illustrate what I say with stories of our work. The Salvation Army is es|>eclally adapted to the work with these classes: the extremely poor, the criminal, the Indifferent and the Infidel." Colonel Cox then toM of the Army 's resRUO homes, of tbe trips to the prison cell, how indifferent men were attracted and caught In the Salvation Army net, how the infidel was convert. ed through the faith exhibited by the workers. Il'ustrating the manner in which the Indifferent c'ass Is reached. Col.. Cos told this story: "It was bitter cold one wintry nigbt in a northern Michigan town where a iittle band of soldiers were stationed. It grew time for tbe street meeting; "'Captain:' a soldier said. 'It la no use for us to go out tonight The streets are covered with snow and ice and there's not a soul out in the night Let's go on with onr Iittle prayer meeting ia tbe b«lL' Tbe CasUla'i (ace assmaed a sar- tovM' loplt. He knew ft was^storiwr. cold, and that there probably was bo ! one on the street ' Following the Qeod Shephertl. '"Let's ask God about it,' the cap- Uin said, and there In the iittle hall, fervent prayers were lifted up to the ^eat white Throne. "When the Captain rose to his feet there was a smile upon his face, 'liet us go and hold our street meeting,' he said, 'perhaps we may meet some wanderer out in the night.' "Out upon the icy streets, the little b^nd marched. The bitter cold winds pierced the flesh of the soldiers like thorns. But still they marched. Finally, they baited In front of a large hotel. The frost-chilled winds had painted fantastic forms and figures upon the window glass. Not a soul had been met in the march, there was no one standing in the street and the great'hotel doors were closed. "Kneeltag upon the Icy street, the Captain prayed, defying the cold and shivering In Its bitterness the little band sang songs of praise, a soldier thanked God for* the atoning blood of the Lamb, and the little band marched back to the hall and began the prayer meeting." By the Matter 's Hand. ".Meanwhile, within the great hotel, a tempest was raging: in the hearts of two traveling men. They had heard the sound of the, drum and the voice of praise. "After the prayer meetin;; had progressed for some time, two men entered the hall. They seemed greatly interested in the service. Finally, the Captain walked down the aisle to them and led them to the altar wher^ they received God's gracious pardon for siri. "They told the same old story—In- r^lfferent. didn't care—hut the faith, the wo'k of the band of soldiers had brought them to a realization of their resnnnslbiiity and they came to the meeting determined to seek God." Colonel Cox illustrated other points tn her address with true stories of the Army work which were very effective. Money for lota WorV. At the "onc'iision of Colonel Cox's address. Caotaln Harry Butler gave a brief address on the relief work In Iola. Stibscriptions to the relief fund were taken and about $100 secured. The Tola corns will give away 300 dinners on Christmas and a Christmas tree entertainment n* which there will ha tnvct and good things for 150 poor children. PBESIDEKT iEHDS BB0W5 smut AFfAUU RECOMMENDS A NEW lAW WOVLD HATE HEA8IJBE FATOB KEINSTATEJUHT OF < SOLDlIlUJL InTestigaUoa of Blot ito Be CtmOMMd 'i^ to DetemlM ntgnn •! €hdlt«f tte Negrtes. : .A" FORAKER IS BUSY HAS NEW SCHE.1IE TO UET NEGROES BACK IN ABM1\ Amendment lo Bill Provides for trl- banal of Officers lo Hear Evidence and .fudge Bronnsviile Affair. ej*!}^Washington. Dec. 14.—Senator For- akcr today introduced an amendment to the bill providing for the reenlist- nient of negro troops discharged without honor becatise of the alleged participation in the affray at Brownsville. Texas, and addressed the senate concerning the amendment. He proposes in his new measure to establish a tribunal consisting of retired array oKicera naming these officers in tlie W!i. before whom evidence may be suljinitted as to the guilt of the defeiidants and before whom the defendants themselves midit appear to answer to the chargesy^he measure is so drawn as to practically take it out of the hands of the executive and to give the tribunal appointed by congress full authority to consider tbe Brownsville questions and by its findings provide for the reeniistment of discharged negroes. HAINES TRIAL IS ON Long island Court Will Try to Solve Mystery of Murder of William E. Annls. Flushing. L.. 1., Dec. 14.—The trial of Thornton Jenkins Halns. author and seafarer, charged with being an accessory to the murder of William B. Annls, editor, who was shot and Wiled at the Bayslde Yacht club last snni- mer, by Capt. Peter C. Halns, Jr., will commence this afternoon before Justice Crane in the supreme court. THE WEATHER.' Forecast for Kansas: .Fair tonight and Tuesday; cooler In east portion tonight ^ Dau recorded at local office, U. S. Weather Bureau yesterday, today and a year ago: Yesterday Yr ago 2 p. m ...Si 40 4 p. m 5.1 39 « p. m 48 38 8 p. m 45 37 10 p. m 45 36 12 midnight 41 34 Maximum temperature 5S 4t Minimum temperature 28 34 Precipitation, 7 p. m 0 Washington, D. C, Dec. 14.--Piesir ''•'-^'i^ dent Rcoserelt today sent tbe aenat* ^^Ji^ a message concerning the BrownsyiU* ''^^^ shooting. A synopsis of the.mcmMS, fol.'ows: _ . - • "To the Senate: . I enclose :ber»-:.,. with a letter from the Secretary ^pt:"i;i>i War transmitting, a renort of tber^r" ' vestlgatlon made by Herferif^;. Browne, employed by the depart:9ea_.. In conluncUon witli Capt W. Gl win to Investigate as tar aa^popii what happened at Brownsville bnC thirteenth and fbutteentb bf'Ang . 1906. The report and docnmenurooai- tain some Information of grehf':valiiierl''}. and some statements obvlonsTy. wom.r% less but I submit them In their :eii->-^-, tirety. This report enables ua to ,tb (f% with toieratHe definitenese alt ieau^^-i^ some of the criminals wbo'took tb«'''-^. lead in the murderous shobting;^:jpF~ private citizens at Brown8VlIle,''iit ;J*f establishes clearly'the fact thafctflSie - colored soldiers did tbe shootlai^'biit " upon this point further reeord^.'wu unnecessary as the fact that cblorad-.H^' soldiers did the shooting bai already?;^', been established b«'ond all posstbUttri^jV^: of a doubt The investlgatioa has no^'f^ gone far enough to enable as to. termine all the facts and we i^ill pnir ,^ ceed with it but it basgone tar V enough to determine with sottlelnit:;^ accuracy certain facts of enougblttt^^';' ' porunce to make it adrlaable tbstVr-,': place the report before yon. ' lt:K ^''p. pears that almost all the memberstiC«i- company B must haVe been actlTsIr- concerned In the sbooting: ettbeir^tb^'V^ the extent of being participants or tor {the extent of virtually encoaragloir : those who were participants; • ' .i, "As to Companies C and D there "*? can be no question but that'pracUcaI-> ly every men in them must have bad C knowledge that the shooting wiKs dou by some of the soldiers of B troop abii possiKy by one or two others in one or the other troops. This conceal*^ ment was itse.if a graVe offense whieft was greatly aggravated by tlieiri testtrT' . tying before the senate committee tbat-..'f they were Ignorant of what they most'y% have known. .Nevertheless It Is to>b« " said in partial exutation. that tUT i were probably cowed by.threats nuuta;^: by the more desperate of the men; w^b.'^ had actually! been engaged in ' tbe shooting as to wRat would happen to any man who failed ^o protect.tia. wrong-doers.' Moreover, there are c citmstaiices tieiHiing to show that tlM misguided men were encouriaged[: outsiders to persist In their cot concealment and denial. I feel fore tbe guilt of men who, after ,«iFB«^- thus shielded the perpetrator* pf?ttUK?| wrong by refusing to tell t^»^;tniUtO! about them, though it was aeij|<)JDel|,^^ were in a part due to the unwiso; "" improper attitude of dthprs anit' some measure of allowance abcn^'^i made for misconduct In other I believe we can afford tOLte -i any of these men wbb now.^ tell what has happened..and;Qhre the aid they can to fix the respbnsl ity upon those really guilty and' that they themselves-bad iio I knowledge beforehand and Trerfc-togBrt^ way implicated In tbe;,atBBir saw!*'^ having a 'knowledge of it jBtteH^t--,^ and falling and refosttgtb dlTQ|n(^|| Under the circumstaooea ar" view of the length of tlme> they been out,of servlce^and ttteir^ benefit that would have aoe them by continuous long tte*, we can afford to treat men .wbp^ the requirements given above fiBjb log been suffldenUy pwilsbed bsri consequences they brought opoB ' selves when they rendeired aee«, the exercise of disctpUnary >po«rtr, recommend that a law be pa«K «7yr^>! lowing the SecreUry of War. a fixed period of tbae,.say a year, relnsute any of those soIdleta ^wbbiB- he. after careful examination, [jbiiiii 'j^ to have been innocent and wbou ^ka'^ fiiids to have done all in bis help brln^ to Justicb tbe gni whi!e the Investigation wilt be tinned. Results have made It ol only by carrying on the 1 as the war deparUneht baa carried: it on is there chance of bringing oi tice or of separating t|ioaa' cent, for there were doobtk any Innocent btit less gdijlty^: those whose guHt waa THBODORtf'" The White Hous^ Dea, li^^ j- -'"i^^-^ .37 2 a. m 4 a. jn 6 a. m. ...36 8 a. m. 32 10 a. m. ..44 IS noon ,....53 Precipitation. 7 a. m 0 Saw FIrat Fapar . Oren Brawn, of Hontaaa, .i« city visiting reIaUv(a.\ Ifr. ||ra 0.01, an old-time iMldeqtoe .iJ|«irc Today Yr. ago and says tbat ,bft saw 43 34 tba.flxat/papar'^ever : 33 leo GOqn ^iuPlllmad; V 34 seat miulijr/tt ^Muifi 33 -baek 'fiiltlia 33 ,can£d:6y bM ,v 34 0.01

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