Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 23, 1907 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Monday, December 23, 1907
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TJDL. IX. K*. ITMe CMC nan pien lOLA, KAH8A8, DEGl a, 1W7.-X0XDAT BTEXIHG. Buon Fien; BROOKINS REFUSED IMP0BTA5T WITNESS IX'WHEAT. ox CASE lOKOBED SUMMONS. THE HEARING WAS CONTINUED AXTACHMEKT; MAY BE ISSUED FOB COLOfiED tHYSICUX. He Says Jnlge: Potter Has >'o Bi^t to Coinpcl Attrudance of Witness in Another Coantr* Becau Harkey, answer them bil hearing be Dr. M. G. Brooklns and Vic of Fort Scott, two of the I ^or the churches in this cl state's important witnesses, refused to j in many particulars, all it them will the summons served upon I have a tree. The old forin of decora- Sherlft C. O. Bollinger, the of C. ti. WTieaton charged ] 1 -~ - - With manslaughter, was continued this j io be the best. Santa Cl^us will ap- morningi until two o'clock this afternoon iri order that Justice Potter might issue an attachment for them. The Wheaton.hearing was set for ten o'clock this morning. \V3ien Judge Potter called court. It was seen at once that Dr. Brooklns and Vic Harkey of Fort Scot't. whom the state regarded as their important witnesses, were not present Dr. Brooklns is the colored physician at Fort Scott who Is charged with manslaughter In performing a criminal operation upon Miss Maude ReiUy which is said to have contributed to her death. Mr Harkey is the clerk of the hotel at Fort Scott where It Is said Miss Rellly registered under an assumed name a( the tln^e the operation is alleged to L .^RJie taken place. 'Mr. Peterson and Chris Ritter-for the state, upon finding that the witnesses were not present, arose and told the court that the testimony of these witnesses was important to the state and they did not feel like going ahead with the case until an attachment was issued lor them. They asked that the heariag be continued until two o'clock until attachments could be issued. The defense consented to the T5!njS5ance:~ - ' John F. Goshorn. in stating that the defense, had no (jbjection to the continuance, said that the defense was anything but satisfied that the justice had a right to compel the attendance of a witness from a county other than lhat in his jurisdiction. The attorne.vs for the sute hold that the justice could issue (in attachment, but the point was not thrashed out at the hearing this morning. Mr. Peterson in speaking of the matter Us the court said that Mr. Harkey had told him and Chris RItter that he would be on hand to testify in the case. It woiild appear, however, that Mr. Harkey has consulted attorneys and has beeri advised that a justice of the peace, cannot compel the attendance of a witness from another county other than; that in his jurisdiction. The Fort Scott; Republican of yesterday speaking df Dr. Brooklns' refusal to come to iola to testify, says: "Dr. M. G. Brooklns was subpoenaed as a witness in the Charles H. WTieat- on prellminar>- at lola Tuesday. He will refuse to appear as a witness at the hearing. A justice oMhe peace cannot comi>el the attendance of a wit ness from a county other than tliat in his jurisdiction. "The subpoena for Dr. from tiie court ^f be held day after tomorrow. • * ^Yesterday It was made known that Dr. Brooklns had been subpoenaed and that on advice of counsel he would not go on the sund at lola Tuesday. XMAS AT CHURCHES SPECIAL PBO.GBAMS PBEPABED FOB CELEBBATI09. A TREE AT -ALL [OF THEM U5IQUE SEBVICE AT THE CHBIS- TIAS CHUBCH. .in Offering Will Be Taken by Nearly All for the Poor Chll- dren. While the Christmas entertainments tion and the old fashiomd Christmas tree is considered by all ihe churches ;y are varied pear at many of these trees. In connection with tl^o programs which win be rendered the pastors vylll give a short talk. At the ChriHtian. Dr. Kdlth Holgh, superintendent of the Sunday school ul the Christian church, has planned a very unique manner of entertainment. It is original and Is something that has never before been ]>ractlced. Some six months ago she instructed the heads qf each class to write to some foreign country and Inquire the method of celebrating Christmas. These answers will be read by representative!; of the class who will appear Iti the costume of the country he will read .ibout. They have letters from Japan, \friea. South America. Sweden. India, Thibet, and the Philippines. After this particular sen-ice is over the tree will be unveiled and Christmas will be celebrated as the Americans do. At the Presbyterian. At the Presbyterian church another novel jiian will be exercised. Each class will perform after which they will present whatever they have to :jlve to the little people who have no p.nrents or who would not be visited •n- Santa Claus. At the BapUst •'Santa's Doings" Is the title of the cantata which will be rendered at the a ^ptlst church tomorrpw evening. TJiere will be twenty-five little singers In.tbe production. A beautiful tree hung with many presents will IM? unveiled after the cantata. At the V. B. The members of the United Brethren Sunday school have planned for the amusements of both the young and old at their service. "Sanu Has the Orip. • will bo a comic cantata, which win be rendered In connection with tlie other Christmas program. The chorus of the cantata will consist of ihlrty-five voices. The principals In this cantata are Chas. May, bass, as Santa; R. H. Bennett, tenor, as Uncle Sam: Stella Freeman, alto, as Columbia: UlHe Adams, soprano. Mother Sinta, and Chas. Courtner. baritone, as St. Valentine. At the Befomed. Recitations and a general musical program will be the entertainment at the Reformed church. Elmer Rems- be.rg Is directing the musical end of the program. .\t the Trinity. An old fashioned tree and an old fashioned program doubtless will attract a large crowd at the Trinity church in East lola. They will aing Srookins came ions, telling of the birth of Christ, as dii'l our fathers many years ago. At the MethMlint Episcopal. A cantata entitled "Santa's Club" that on advice oi couu^.. «c -- ^ entertain- decime to accept service and would wlU^be^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ cn toe siana a. w.» ^ He was advised that only tf court of ^hurcn i record has ,K>wer to bring witBesse. In the Cantata. At St Timothy's. The Sunday! school Christmas fes- from another county and a justice court is not a court of record. Justice Potter's office was not tiva'ls will be observed at St. Tlmo- crowded when the.hearing was called thy's Episcopal chprch at seven thirty this morning. The spectators were not tomorrow evening. At eleven o'clock allowbd In the room until after the Christmas mornmg Dr. Krum of Ot- witnesses and attorneys had secured uira, will make an address. Special their iseats. John F. Go^hom, Baxter miisic has been prepared for this occa- D. Mk ^lalD and F. J. Oyler appeared sldn. for "jMr. AWieaton. Hubert Lardner of Fort Scott, was in the court room-wlth the attorneys tor the defense. He w^ this city Is being decorated especially present to look after the interests of Christmas. There will: be no spe- Dfi finioklns. ' This afternoon the AKlieaton bear ing was renewed at two o'clock, but Dr - Ft At St John's. The St. Johij '8 Catholic church of cial service. In most of the chnrchesjan otferlng wUl be taken. The money secured in Woo ITCU^W^TM , - irooklns and! Vic Harkey, the this way .will be used to buy presents 8coU witnesses who are said to be for children who hare no parents or iinpo«|t»nt to the atklelwere not In at- any one to remember them on ihla tewilVtr^ Darlng;;ihe 'progress of tte day. Chria mt ^tr. tot the itete. r«i^«i»ee to ?lie -wtoewe^^iM^^ V->l V . - IX BHiilw. ^ . POLICE ARE BAFFLED rXABLE TO FIND SELLEBS OF JAMAICA CilNGEB. Tktims Mix It With CMer to Get the Desired Effect Some one is selling Jamaica ginger for a beverage. The police officers have lieen Informed that there Is some one In the city who buys Jamaica ginger in large quantities and after adulterating it with some other chemicals sell it to consumers. It is rumored about town that a colored man is in the habit of doing this but up to date the iMjllce have not learned definitely whether this is true or not. Often times when the iwlice arrest drunks, they find on their iierson a bottle of Jamaica ginger, usually In four or six ounce vlles, and upon questioning the prisoner they find that they buy the ginger and mix it with elder. This affords them, they say, a good drunk. Chief of Police Gates says that he has found, uimn Investigation, that the Jamaica ginger Is about ninety per cent alcohol. .Just what can be done to prevent the sale of the Jamaica ginger for a beverage is not known but the itolico say that steps of some kind will be taken soon If It Is not stopped. IS AITER PITTSBURG ATTORNEY GENERAL JACKSON RENEMTS FIGHT ON CITY. Says City Got the Money.-4«akes Fifteen. Charnes of Contempt. REV.WILSON GOES UP Former lola Minister Assistant Pastor of Seattle Church. The many friends of Rev. Harr>- C. Wilson, fornu^rly pastor of the East lola church, will be gratified to learn that ho is now assistant pastor of the First M. E. church of Seattle. Washington. Rev. Wilson was the first pastor of the East lola church after Its construction. The Seat'e Times of December 6th, baa the fol- lowin;: to say of him: Rpv. Harry C. \Mlson has been liansferred from his charge In tho Methodist church at Hillman City, to the assistant pastorate of the First .Methodist church of Seattle. This Is i :i tho nature of a promotion In recognition of past service. He will tw- Ihe right hand supporter of Rev. W. H. \V. Rees. the head pastor. Wilson Is one of the youngest men In the ministry In ;hc church. He is regarded af, an able preacher and a gowl worker. * When Bishop D. H. Moore, who has the oversight of this district w-as here wKh the fissembly of churchmen last month, Wilson was brought to hte notice and he remarke<l at that time that the young man was entitled to the confidence of the church and promised him promotion when opportunity should arise. Doctor Rees said tl'.i^ work In his charge was prowlng to such an extent that it would be impossible for him to fake care of it and ho suggested that Wilson would b<- just the kind of a man to assist hlni. and the presiding elder. Rev. W. S. Harrington, being equally favorably impressed with the young minister. ,icceptP (l the suggestion of Re*»s. AVIIsoa was only received Into full fonnpction at th? last conference He ha" :)rearl)eil alwut four years, hut only c "mplcted examinations nec ossary to entlt'c him to elder's ord- <ra last September. In a short timi' the First Methodist church In proces.=»^ of erection will •l)e ro.i<iy for occupancy and then It Is expected that another assistant will be necessary. Topeka. Kas., Des. 23.—^Attorney General Jackson has renewed his fight against the Pittsburg jointtsts by fil 'ng in the Supreme Court contempt proceedings against fifteen of them. The charges are that these Jointiats have violatad the writ of ouster granted the city of Pittsburg by the Supreme Court. The ouster prohibited the city from accepting money from jointlsts and keepers of disorderly houses. The following men were cited for contempt, on the ground that they conspired with the city officials to evade and vollate the Injunction of the court: B. W. Brown, Moses WTrlght. Ed. Haran. John AVjelsh. Peter Comlskey. A. M. Stroud, W. S. Stroud, J. R. Valentine. John Slmlon, W. H. Conlon. Adam Kazmlerlskl. Peter Barani, James Jepsen, Simon Wlnsburg- or, .Tohn Tancney. The evidence secured. Attorney General Jackson claims, shows that these men together with the city of flclals of PIttBburg, have worked out n scheme throurh which tha provisions of the ouster have t>een evaded. It Is charged that the members of the fire ond IKJIICO departments have secured their vouchors for salaries from the city clerk, but have not had thera cashed. At about the time the vouchers were Issued one Frank Lin- skl would buy up all the vouchers of the employes and pay them In ca.sli. He would return the vouchers to the city officials marked "Paid." No actual cash was paid out by the city for salaries. It Is charged that this system has been In practlca since the ouster was Issued. BANKERS WANT IT HUNT PAYS IN CASH Loral Company Paid Employees at Channte in Cash. fChanute Tribune.) The Hunt Engineering company, which Is building the cement plant of the Ash Grove While IJmo and Portland Cement company, paid off in currency yesterday. It is flio first time the comiiany has been able to use pay envelniies since the financial flurry. Ordinarily the company pays its employes in sold. \Vl\en the action of the banks tied up everything a few weeks ago. the Hunt c<mji)any was obliged, to go to the check system. It did not do so. however, until after It had made an earnest effort to secure the money and had found itself unable to do so. The next i>^y day it used the check system again, and to help the local banks carry them and increase the local circulation sent down from Kansas City clearing house certificates issued by the city tunks for quite a large sum. This mouth money matters were so much easier that It paid almost altogether In currency. This Is a very encouraging indlaction. L,. L. Stone, who has charge of the work here expresses the opinion that there will be no trouble In getting currency for the following pay days. The company distributed |3,000 among its employes yesterday, and It being right at Christmas time, most of the money will find its wky into general circulation promptly. Yesterday was also pay day with the Channte Zinc company. It settled in the way which it has followed for some time—by issuing checks to the men. Come and see ns if yon need a farm loan. We handle life Inaorance monejr land are not effected by hard times. The Bedwdl-Bajr Bealtjr Co. Urge Gorernor to Call Speeial Session to Pass Guaranty Law. Topeka, Kas., Dec. 2r..— (Special) Governor. Hoch's inclination to call the Kansas legislature together In extra session has been greatly strengthened within In the past few days by jietltious from bankers In various portions of the state, but particularly along the Oklahoma border. These bankers want a special session called for the purpose of enacting a deposit guaranty law, similar to the one which will become effective In Oklahoma February X'\. Bankers along the Oklahoma border fear that money will be withdrawn .from deposit In ICansas banks and placed In Oklahoma after the Oklahoma Inw'liecomes effective. Governor Hoch has not yet decided what he will do but it is very apparent that he has been greatly Im pressed by the appeal of the bankers. He Is particularly impressed by the fact that all of these letters have not been coming from bankers in southern Kansas. He fays he received three letters from bankers Saturday, each advising that a special session be called. One came from Abilene, one from Emporia and the third from Arkansas City. Whether a deposit guaranty law can be passed If the legislature Is called together Is one of the grave questions th egovemor is considering. He recommended such a law in his message a year ago but the bill IntrBduced by Senator Quincy with the Indorsement of John Q. Royce. state hank commissioner, did not get out of the committee on banks and lianklng In either House or Senate alive. Until Congress enacts a law for guananty of deposits In national banks it is certain that national banks will oppose the guaranty of state deposits. National bankers In Oklahoma are said to be preparing to surrender their charters In February If Congress does not fix them so they can compete with state banks under the deposit guaranty law. But In spite of this situation, it Is very probable that Governor Hoch will take chances on the success of the session and call the legislature together. AT RUOSEVELTPUCE Triplets Bom (a a Kansu CMy, Ks»> sas, Faaiily Yesterday. Kansas City, Kas.. Dec. 23.—Triplets —one girl and two boys—were bora yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Curry. 2448 Alden avenne. Kan sas City. Kansas. Curry is a lalMMrer. His home is In Clssna place In the northwest part of the city. It is not far from Roosevelt Place, a street fa the same addition. Yhe triplets are healthy babies and Dr. T. C. Benson says he has no doubt that ihey will live. They were born at 8 o 'clodt and we>e named soon afterward. These sutiatics have been made pnblic as covering the case last night: Ruth, weight six ponnds. • . Boaz. weight seven ponnds. David, weight five pounds. "I am going to write to Prudent Rooseyelt and tell him alwnt my chll- dren.'^'Mr. Curry said last night "He has said a sood deal In condenuutkm of race snldde and I want to s&ow hlm-.I am on I his Bide." I Get yonr HOUy ud JUsUctoe at AKANSANWASRRST EDITOB BBISTOW WAS FIBST CAX- LEB ON SECBET.iBY TAF^. IS AFTER GAMBLE!^ THEIR TALK NOT GIVEN OUT SECBETABY BEFUSES TO DISCUSS POLITICS OPENLY. He WiU Prepare » Long State­ ment on the Philip­ pines, Washington, Dec. 23.—Secretary Taft's first day at his deck since his return to the United States was a busy one from beginning to end. He had a great numl)er of callers. Among these was J. L. Brlstow of Kansas at one time Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, but now a very active politician in Kansas where he resides. Senator Fulton of Oregon and Long of Kansas, and Representative Scott of Kansas also had access to the secretary's private car for a time. If they talked i)olltlcs and some of them admitted that they did, notably General Brlstow. the secretary himself was not to be led into any discussion of that subject with the newspaper men who wished him to talk about It later. In fact he said to them very plainly that the theme was a forbidden one at this moment, hut that it a proper occasion arose in the future be would be glad to make a full statement on the subject. That answer covered ail question as to his plans for the immediate future, such asthe probability of his going to Ohio to take part in the contest over the early primaries. yHe did - admit, however, that he would attend the banquet of the Home Market Club of Boston and address that body on the night of the 3«th Instant. The topic is to be the Philippine tariff and might in one sense be regarded as political in its relation to the American tariff though Secretary Taft will endeavor to have the removal of duties on Phiiippine products imported Into America considered on a non-partisan basis. Beport on Philippines. As soon as he has disposed of the vast amount of departmental business which has accumulated daring bis long absence Secretary Taft will begin the preiiaration of an extended report on his observations in the Philippines. In an interview last night Mr. Taft discussed at much length the situation in the islands from both a political and material viewpoint and expressed himself as highly gratified with the progress that had been made In all lines. "The whole situation," he said, briefly may be summed up In this way: "Peace prevails throughout the Phil Ippines today In a greater degree than ever in their history either under SpanLsh or American rule. Short of Edacstion Finds. "The Philippine government has not funds enoiigh to educate In primary and Industrial schools all the present generation of school age." he replied, "and unless some other sources of funds or governmental means Is found It 1^11 take more than a generation to complete the primary and Industrial education of the common people. BOATRIGHT IN PRINT Undersheriff Boatrinht of lola Talks at Ft. Scott of Sapp. Reilly and Stewart Cases. (Ft. Scott Tribune.) But few people in this county know that the present sheriff and under sheriff of Allen 'county are ex-residents of this vicinity. Sheriff Charley Bollinger lived at Centerville north of Fort Scott, until a few years aeo and his present deputy. Roy Boatright. lived in* this city for many years. Today Mr. Boatright was in this city on official business, and discussed the three murders that were committed in Allen county during th past few months. Officer Boatright in speaking of the Kay Sapp affair, tn which Samuel Whit'ow is defendant, says feeling is pretty evenly divided. It seems that many believe the girl suicided, others think Wbitlow killed her, while a few are of the opinion that Whitlow's wife did the crime. It is admitted by the state in this case that a conviction ma.v not be had. In'the matter of the Maude Reilly death, Mr. Boatright believes that .the right parties have been apprehesided and is incllne<l to believe that convictions will result from the triads. Ft Scott witnesses were yesterday sum moned in the case. Sheriff BoIliniTer is in Kansas City todar snbpoenaine witnesses for the Wheaton preliroln arr. which is set down for Monday. The last of the triple mnrdera— that of the man named Stewart by a CO workman named Creviston. was a bmtal affair indeed. Creviston wss willing to plead KnOty. Mr. Boatright says, in fact asked to b« givaa this privilege, but the court apptriatad an •ttoraey to defend him; then » second lawyer made his appearance ud now the nan is pleading not goltty. ctolmlBg insanity as bis defeaiae. CONGBESSMAK SEEDER 6ITES SOME FACTS AND FICItJBES. TIES UP il BILUON DOLURS SAYS THE BUBDEN IS GABBEED BY THE FABMEB8. Has Iitrodncfd a BiU te Wipe Oat. bling ia Marsias sad Gai Washington. Dec 23.—Congressman Reeder of Kansas has his war paint on. He is enraged over the way the stock gamblers of Wall street are said to have fleeced his constituents In the Sixth district. He has introduced a bill In congress to wipe ont gambling in margins on stock ^exchanges atld now backs it up with a red hot interview dealing in facuiand "flsgers.** Ho says: w>i *!4hHMiiM "I Have no desire to limit iegUtaate sales of stock, bonds or other aecnrl* ties on the stock exchange or otherwise, and by legitimate aales I mean the selling of sometlilng lAysicaltr owned or in the possession oC the per* son selling the same, such sales l>einic In fact, business, bnt I am noalterab ly opposed to the sale or offering for sale of any security whatever by a l>erson who does not own the same, who perhaps! never owned and never will own it. the sale or offer to sell being simply designed to depress the value of the security 'sold* to the end that the seller may later on collect the difference between the price at which sold' and the depressed price resulting from such so-called 'sale' from the other party .to.this immoral transac* Uon. This is not business, bat is a eambling proposition, pure and sim- . pie. ,A Explains Traasaetieaf. •In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred neither the buyer nor seller ever saw or even expected to see the stock certificate 'traded' in. Both parties ire gambling—betting on prices—and If the results of their transactlotts were confined solely to the IndirldaAls engaged in !tbe game perliai^ -they would be permitted longer ta devour each oth^r, ev^n thoagb every moral principle cr!c< ottt.'for a diseontinn- ance of the pernicions practice, which certainly saps enterprise and 'dtills the edge of husbandry.' "But the effects of these bets on prices are not confined to the parties thereto. They are felt by the real owners of the securities or commodities. When the price of wheat or com la lepressed as. a result of these gamb« ling transactions, every farmer in Kan sas and any other agricultural com- munlty must help to carry the burden. .\ person can never secure more than ilie stock gambling price for a commodity, even though the commodity Is held many miles away from the place :v-here the prices are absoluttiy fixed by the gamblers, while, on the other hand, whe nthe 'bulls' of Wail street ind of Chicago a re on top, fanners never do get the high price for their commodities forced by these gamblers. The reason for this is that the gamb- ers do not want the commodities, or stocks, traded in, and could not care for the comnrodities if delivered. They simply want to gamble, and at the expense of the whole nation. Ties Us a BUllea Dollars. "Another civil effect of this stock gambling game is that there most be kept in New - York alcme more than one billion dollars in eorreney to furnish markets'in the gambling game. The players try to perAiade them- ielves that they are not betting, and 'o that end fhey must have money in hand from day to day to put up he balance of. the value of the things traded in ov^r: and above the mar^ns and supplied by the principals in this evil and farreachlng game. Thla billion of dollars is withdrawn |rom .he ordinary channels of trade, and ijoes far to cause the currency stringency which now seems to affect our country, and wfaicb only recently caused many perfectly sound aad well* managed financial Institntioas to go to the wall for the lack of ready money to meet ctirrent obiigatloos and to satisfy their depositors. This needed money is tied, up in the gambling transactions which I hope to have ultimately discontinued everywhere in our broad laiid; R«nember. when .1 ^peak of a falBton dollars being tied up for this purpose. I am referring only to Wall: street and the city of New York." HUMBOLDT K|7!f AWAT AT riBMVS Edgar fieifcr.Aged II, Gava OMcofe tfea Blip. CPiurioas Saa.} Edgar KelCeir.^ agisd 14. Uvlng at Humboldt raaafway from boaio Thara day. He caaie to Parsoaa last ereo- ing. bnt maiag^ to Blip away froii the ofllcers., ^Bis tatber caMa ta' last evening also.', sod .wUl rsiila -Iwte liintll he to located. Jait vftr tlM toy klid such a fboaisk trick caawit be Jexplained. bn^;^ is ttovtfit tbat -lM |was in'flneaced "hy aa oldsir boy •who eat away widi him. Hls~par«Bta are heart brokea-Qver the alUr. aid the offleers hop* t6} be able aoo^-to retam the boy to U»>9ai& ICerry lOostrer BbUds." Bachelor Tketter. eaauaaBclBg Zaaa matinee. Prloei 19 sad N ceiUa. i WahareplMi&ot nouMo taaa oa wtU-Rar BealtrXa^

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